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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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2018

Rain = FMLA , canít get wet

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2018

All my years on the railroad most people that where promoted, worked in
the craft and new the job inside out. Now they get some college kids
that has a piece of paper give them a crash course on the job and put
them in charge. It causes frustration on newbie and the union members.
They are dangerous not knowing the job inside out, they can push a
pencil and not much more. Companies think they are getting bang for
there buck getting these people right fresh from school. Most donít
stick around because of the shift work. But it is hard to work with
these people that really donít understand the job. The only good thing
is the check is still being deposited even if you have to put up with
idiots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Signal Maker

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

Name: Signal Maker
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Has anyone heard why they Fired Swafford?

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

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

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

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

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

Rules


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

Name: rules
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Knuckles


YOU ARE ABSOLULEY WRONG. DEAD WRONG!  The only rules that were recently
changed were rules 1000.3 and rules 1001.3

For the love of god, learn to read your rules and if you cant figure
out how then ask someone to help you. There are numerous rules
categories with the electronic and electrical device rule that was
published in bulletin 004 on October 12, 2017 that replaced the rules
in the operating rules book. All rules stand as is until they are
replaced. The Camera rule 1001.1 was never changed. Only authorized
personnel can use a camera.

Electronic and electrical device rules 1000
1000
1000.1 thru 1000.5

1001
1001.1 thru 1001.7

1002
1002.1 thru 1002.4

Again, last change on December 1st was only to rules 1000.3 and 1001.3

Crews:  Please read the rules for yourself. Do not take the word of
anyone else!

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

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

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

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

Name: Blacksmith
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Watch Ur ASS...The "Bulls"gonna be out for a xmas....blitz...

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

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

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Name: Deflecting nothing
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

When us rr went out on strike to get a fair deal, the farmers screamed
bloody murder. They feel they are the only ones that deserve a pay
check. As far as knuckles go if the company policy says no use of your
personal phones to take a picture go with that policy. If the company
wants pictures they can provide a camera to all crews. Or get the
mileage point and go see for themselves. Go with the company policy,
not some A hole that wants you to break the rules, or change the
policy. As a carman for 35 years there are many many more knuckles yet
to break. And if it is an F knuckle on tank cars you better have hammer
and punch to get the split key out of knuckle pin or set the car off. 
It is not much fun to change knuckles out in the middle of no where.
Been there done that many times!!!

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

Other


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

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

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

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

To mr. Farmer tell every one about the cheap labour you hire and then
exploit. While you sit back and fill your pockets. You never have and
never will get any respect from me. You god this and god that. You feel
like god when you order those poor people around to do all the work. 
Give me a break!!

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

Triple A

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

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

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

Most farmers I know are triple a farmers. April-August Arizona. Put crop
in take off crop, rest time in Arizona. Your the largest lobby group out
there. Stop your whining and collect those checks. Be thankful your
product gets shipped by rail.

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

Farmland

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

Name: Free slack
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

On new cars you have about 1Ē free slack each end of cars. On worn draft
components you can have 6 ď of free slack each end of car. Now 12Ē of
free slack per car. Now you have 170 cars with excess free slack, you
do the math. You do a hard pull and the momentum  can have you get a
knuckle. You can have broken draft components that give you even more
slack and do not absorb energy.

Name: Ddraft components
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

You can have the strongest draft components there is, and end up pulling
the centre sill so hard that it breaks off.  Back in the day before mid
train power they had tests where they tried long trains but, draft
components failed. Now  sometimes when you go into dynamic brake it can
also get a knuckle. Iím sure they will figure this problem out..

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

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

Name: Janney coupler
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2018

There experimenting with a 145 pound coupler..with a beefed up
drawbar...sounds like a Great idea to me..longer more efficient
consist.

Name: Carman knuckles
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Yes with these very long trains it has put so much stress on knuckles
that we have changed a record number of them. We have found many cracks
on inspections of them. I would be carefull switching cars that are not
on air, if a knuckle breaks and the car is cut out. The car could get
away on you pretty fast witnessed this a few times and scarey situation
to happen.

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

To mr. Farmer you say people trespass on your land, that has been in
your family for years. Well thatís a small price for you to pay for all
the farm subsidies your family has enjoyed over the years. If we did not
pay our high taxes you mr. Farmer would not enjoy that free money.

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

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

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

Retired 

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

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

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

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

conductor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family 

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

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

family

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

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

Yo  

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

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

Hey dumbass blocking a crossing because you're staring at a red signal
is entirely different than stopping a train for some smokes when a
clear signal is lit up.

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

YO

So what is your point.  Road crews block roads all the time out there
while they are sitting and waiting for better sigs or to be recrewed.
The Eville crews stop and block a private crossing constantly in
Terrehaute at Mill dam road. Those people have no way out of their
drive unless they drive through a grass field and use their neighbors
drive. The damn ambulance service that was called there had to climb
through a train once to get help to them until the sheriff was called
and forced them to move the damn train. Its been going on for years. So
a guy stops for 3 minutes and pisses of a pedestrian who has a hard on
for railroaders and wants to make some news and they are treated like
first class criminals. I say no more blocking roads for more than 3
minutes. The rule should be the same for all crews.

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

We got a knuckle one time stopping for BBQ. It was worth it . Sticking
it to the man !! 
LOL

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

The good ole dekra survey did manage to get some utu fuck heads off
safety a few days. The ones off was that group of losers who will try
to use the Union for a stepping stone to a trainmasters position.  
Same type of personality.   Full of shit and needs to be in the middle
of everything.

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

He might have been already stopped that time but I've seen that guy
stop for smokes coffee and all sorts of bullshit.    When he was
running on clears.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Who dont like a hot cup of Joe...and a couple or 3 donuts ? I DO !! Low
down dirty scandrel who... condemns a Man/or split tail from stopping
for them when your already stopped...

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

CSX


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

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

HR



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

Name: Zzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2018

Dekra survey ROlTFlMAO.    The carrier must have received a report that
they're the problem.  That would be the only reason why we never heard
anymore about it.

Name: SquareDonuts2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Lol you dumb fucks in terreHaute think you can stop trains to get
donuts.   This dumbass comes on here running his dick holster about cd
guys.    Terre Haute has walkway had dipshit employees. Now you have a
real pos calling the shots up there.

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

Locomotive 30

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

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

Recent incidents/developments involving CSX Transportation that have
occurred in the region 

ē May 19: Company officials announce changes in the process of
assembling trains, forcing closure of the Cumberland hump yard.
Affected employees are reassigned to other positions, officials say.

ē May 22: Officials lay off 45 employees working at the Cumberland rail
yard. Those jobs included sheet metal workers, electricians, machinists
and utility workers.

ē May 24: Two flatbed railcars jump the tracks along Canal Parkway in
Cumberland. There are no injuries.

ē June 27: Two CSX conductors based out of the Cumberland rail yard are
struck and killed by a passing Amtrak train near Union Station in
Washington.

ē July 11: CSX train hits, kills 23-year-old Cumberland man in West
Side of the city.

ē July 20: Seven freight cars derail near Confluence in Somerset
County, Pennsylvania. No reported injuries or environmental impact.

ē Aug. 2: Thirty-two railcars derail in Hyndman, Pennsylvania. At least
two structures are destroyed and most of the townís 1,000 residents
evacuated for several days. No injuries reported.

ē Aug. 3: A CSX train hauling coal strikes a tractor-trailer at a
crossing near Deer Park, Marland. There are no injuries.

Saftey First Boys

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

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

Name: Square Donut
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2018

Terre haute is where they stopped the whole damn train for
donuts....geez

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

Me 

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

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

Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018

Remember Boys and Girls, our weak ass Unions aren't out only recourse
against these bastards.  Hit em where it hurts, Lawyer up.

CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Conductor, 1-10:

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

First I heard about the one man Crew in terreHaute.   I bet that washout
cocksucker is behind that too.

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

Loco.


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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

Cd getting screwed.    Thanks to our gnome LC and that washout
cocksucker in THaute.  Theres more fucking trains getting Called  on
the  THaute pool than out of Eville or Danville. Yeah yeah I know they
can fucking do that.

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

Tryingtostayemployed

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

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

Railroader Families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Ntsb 

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

Name: Ntsb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Old Head : watch and see... "Gov" of today  and tomorrow wants
communism.... the mergers will happen friend.

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

Brothers 

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

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

Safety alert! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Union Pacific.. Canadian Pacific "PSR"..and CSX "PSR" will merge.
Norfolk Southern..BNSF..and Canadian National "PSR" will merge..
Kansas City Southern below the border will stay as is.. Kansas city
southern above border will be merged by.. swallowed up by 1 of the 2
Big guys created mentioned above...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ive Brief:

CSX CEO Jim Foote said he would not rule out a merger with another
Class I railroad.
The comments, made at Credit Suisse's 6th Annual Industrials
Conference, followed a question by analyst Allison Landry on whether
the company would consider joining up with Union Pacific or Norfolk
Southern to help the two railroads implement precision scheduled
railroading (PSR). 
"I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Dive Insight:

When Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern announced they would implement
"principles" of the PSR model, one question loomed large: Who would
lead the charge?

In the past, every railroad that implemented PSR did so under the
leadership of the late Hunter Harrison, who brought the model to
Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and most recently
CSX. But it was a merger that first brought PSR to the big leagues:
Canadian National bought Illinois Central, and Hunter Harrison, to help
replicate the small railroad's success at Class I railroading scale.

A new merger is not inconceivable as the remaining Class I railroads
look to adopt the model.

"I have been in the business a long time and I think there were 50
Class I's when I started," Foote said. He added the wave of mergers
that led the industry to have just seven Class I's have improved
service, freight networks and efficiency. "And one could make the
argument that another consolidation would prove beneficial from a
pragmatic standpoint."

One of the biggest benefits to a merger, Landry suggested before asking
CSX the merger question, would be securing talent from competitors.

Landry noted there are a limited number of individuals in the industry
with significant experience with PSR. Union Pacific and Norfolk
Southern may need to find a way to acquire these to succeed, which a
merger could provide.

But in its most recent earnings call, Union Pacific suggested it was
not concerned about the talent question. 

"When you think about the expertise that we have in-house on PSR, we
do have employees, some at high levels like a Cindy Sanborn who is now
going to be running the entire northern region of the network, along
with others, particularly in the operating team and also in the network
planning and optimization team who have experience and in some cases
deep experience in PSR," said Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz.

Cindy Sanborn, now a regional vice president at Union Pacific, was the
COO of CSX when Harrison first joined the railroad. In October 2017,
she was replaced as COO by Foote, who would later rise to the role of
CEO at CSX. 

Union Pacific has stated it expects to achieve $500 million in
productivity from its transition to PSR. Norfolk Southern said it would
roll out its transition plan on Feb. 11, 2019.

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

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

Name: RE: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Post the article where foote is talking about a possible merger

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

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

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

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

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

Iím sure itís already in the works:

Announced yesterday!


Per Jim Foote:
 "I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

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

How do you get trapped in this industry! You hire on you get the biggest
checks you ever had. You go buy that new truck or car, and maybe a
mortgage. Your now styling you go to the bars on your time off,
bragging about how much money you make to all the females. The women
you are trying to impress make minimum wage in a dead end job. Now your
the King and start taking these ladies home, she tells you she is on the
pill some believe them some donít. These women put there heels in there
ears every time you are behind closed doors. Your the stud man, the
king. You get the call she is pregnant with your kid you take her word
for it and now you live together or get married. She has the kid your
trapped no more going out with the boys. Oooops she is pregnant again.
Now if she gains 100 pounds and is a real bitch that will not move off
the couch, and tells you all the time how much child support and
vaginamony you will pay if you dump her, and maybe see your kids two
days a month if she lets you. So now it is cheaper to keep her. New
hires donít chase the ladies buy a Nintendo hide in you man cave on
your days off. If you need an oil change there are lots of classey 
whore houses, donít get trapped by these needy bitches. Only get
involved with them if they make more money than you. Go to you tube
check out MGTOW. You will have a better life being your own man. Just
what I seen over and over on the rr. I got tagged myself by deceitfull
bitch.

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

Funny


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


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

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

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

Make 100 and/or more K per year by working steadily (maybe too much).
That can be hard on your health. What good does earning high wages do
for anyone if they can't enjoy life?

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

Hey Claire...  Suck my dick. Your fat ass is laying on the couch while
your husband is out at the hotels fucking the maids. Laughs on you
bitch. 







 Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

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

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

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Amen : i no i been a glutton for punishment working for the railroad and
in a out of divorce court...hell yea

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

Posters  

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

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

L&N 

Who is comer and give what a rest?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: To claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Claire he forgot to say, we are slow learners. Some of us suckers are on
our third marriage child support vaginamony. Some of us after after
being divorced raped in family court, still sign up for more abuse!!!!!

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

Claire, you do not have a clue the sacrifice that we make.  This job
gets no sympathy or glory from anyone.  Do you have any idea what itís
like being on call 24/7 and constantly being woken up for bs roster
calls etc?  Unless your part of the good ole boy club out here, your
life is miserable never knowing when you will work, sleep, or eat.
Canít plan even a simple doctor appointment you must make weeks in
advance.  The company making enormous profits and having chairs taken
away so we canít even sit down while we wait.  The union is a joke.  We
work days, nights, holidays.  We donít even get extra pay for holidays
on the road.  Some of us donít want or need to be out here a 100+ hours
a week, but must if we want to keep our jobs. I am not complaining, just
stating some facts.  We deal with the stress of hitting people, and
nobody outside the industry cares.  We are entrusted with millions of
dollars of freight, and the company and public rely on us to handle it
safely with all these variables I mentioned working against us.  We
make good money due to almost living out here.  Often times I question
myself if it is worth it.  Especially those of us with families and
lives sacrifice a great deal.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

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

HEY COMER, GIVE IT A REST...

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

CSX/opertions


HQ SYSTEM BULLETIN 014 was cancelled and replaced with. HQ bulletin
016.  Some of us read both of them and we can't find one single word
different between the two. I read them 3 times. What the hell is up
with this. You guys do this stuff all the time! You cancel bulletins
that you haven't even issued. You can't be that retarded. It's job
security isn't it.  You have to look like your acctually doing
something. If not then explain to us why you do this. Now we all don't
know if there is something we are missing we just can't see. Come on!
What gives with this!!!

Hey posters. ....I heard the change to be able to use your phone to
call the mechanical,GE and PTC was changed in part because of everyone
raising hell on this site and blasting guys who were doing it
illegally.  A TM was telling us about reading it on here and
supervisors talking about it. Keep the good info coming!!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hahahahahahah!!!! Looks like our union ďbrothers and sistersĒ got an
early Christmas over at GM. So much for all those dues that were stolen
from them with the promise of Cadillac health care and big pensions. I
saw the pictures of those sorry fucks walking the line. Just remember
when you look at your check and the BLET sand UTU mafia take their
kickback. Your ass is next.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: One man safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2018

When you go down to one man crew, carry one a day aspirin and if you
think you are having a heart attack chew about 4 pills could save your
life. I carry them in my pocket at all times. Saved a guys life giving
him aspirin till medical arrived.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trainmaster


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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 November 2018

Stock prices up 38 %... this year...all of us must be doing something
right !!

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

Other...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Not"..  just wait and see....its gonna happen...

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

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

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

To locomoto:

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

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

Its time for a union pacific csx merger

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Drag up hills slow....slide down fast...tonnage first safety last!!@ 
HOW Tomorrow moves

Name: locomoto
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Loco 1-10


Ops apparently has more sense than you. If you are a real engineer and
not a stupid foamer mole then you know darn well two sets of eyes are a
hell of a lot safer than one. No one should have to tell you that. It
may not be fool proof but its 100% better.  Sounds as if you are trying
to dig up a little support for the one man crew crap. Trying to open the
door for the discussion so you can jump in and support it? Not working!
WE ALL KNOW that 2 men are better than one.


As for the smart mouth poster who is trying to stir trouble and just
posted another mouthy post as "trainmaster", be careful.  If you
didn't notice our other annoying trainmaster and his 4 other
personalities have been blocked!

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

Ass lickers all over rice yard today...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ops 

Your the idiot , two man crews donít guarantee the safety of trains
either .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2018

Shut your pie holes : We're the railroad. We're preemptive,look it up.
There's nothing anyone can do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Stock isn't doing what these idiots want it to by a long stretch. They
will continue to sell and lay off until they finally realize what
they're doing isn't working. When they figure that out they will sell
stock and leave csx for dead. New guy will come in and try to piece it
back together. My guess is this will happen in 2019.

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

I really hope your right, as a railroader in Canada for 34 years and
worked under Hh for 4 of them. I could not believe what this scum did.
He did not care about federal law or the unions. He did what he wanted
and Foote worked beside Hh prick. Foote will do what is best for Foote
and mantle donít kid yourself.

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

Loc 1-10


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

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

streettoseat

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

Name: Street to seat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

This was Hh golden plan he had in Canada. Foote is very aware of his
options to do it at CSX, the laws do not matter. Foote will give a
crash course to all management and I t staff to run the trains when the
staffing is to short. I will bet money on this!! Seen it done twice in
Canada. And union donít say they canít do it. They have and they will.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

You dumb arses the plan is to be so short staffed that the FRA will have
to allow one man crews . Geez T&E has to many idiots , shoulda done
figured this out .

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

Staffing

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

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

Here is whatís going to happen. When mantle came on board they fired
people for nothing part of there plan. They are starting to get to work
he point where they are so short of staff. That CSX will be a little
cautious about firing people for bullshit reasons. And it is getting
close to stock peaking so they will be getting ready to bale.

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

What do I mean contractor, you should know what I mean. Itís all legal
till you get caught. You mr. Contractor should know this well for all
the work you bill CSX that you donít ever do!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2018

Bnsf and CSX joint venture through ohio terminal intermodal should bring
alot of traffic and work our way !!

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

Everything is legal till you get caught. Over the years Iíve taken what
I want with me. Even if something happened and they found things in my
grip, it would still be irrelevant. Iíve taken play station and
Nintendo in my grip and hooked up with  hotel room when layed over.
They only have control over you that you let your hem have. My older
brother use to shoot rodents from caboose cubical when they where stuck
in sidings for hours. Be creative!

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

Deputy dog.


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

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

Garmon


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

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

Funny thing cop pulled me over said I was speeding. He never had me on
radar, but I think just want to pull me over. Then I remembered I had
my gps in my car. I lucked out I showed the cop my speed and it showed.
A track of my route speed and time. He was pretty amazed. The reason I
really had it on me my x to be tried to acuse me of being new her house
and harrasment this little garmin proved she was lying and they also
check my travel threw phone.

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

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

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

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

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

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
OKLAHOMA BY COUNTY 230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Cond 30

I have worked for csx for 22 years and I do not ever remember reading
or seeing anything in writing notifying the employees that part of the
terms of their employment requires the companies right to search your
person or property. I have never seen anything in the code of ethics
policy either. Now that it had been brought up Im going through the
employee gate way and see if anything is in there. I was told an
employer had to notify their employees that they are subject to
searches while on their property unless there is a suspicion of
something as serious as maybe having a gun in your locker and then they
should call the local authorities to assist.

Name: NOT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Cond.30

No you do not have to give them access to your personal bags! They can
ask you to remove items to be viewed that you are required to carry to
make sure that you have them but they absolutely can not get into your
personal bags. If you have a locker on the property they can have you
open it and view its contents but they have no powers like the local
authorities that have the power of using a search warrant. I was give
this information from a lawyer. They can also ask you to take out your
phone and show that it is turned off.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Re screwed condr:

When you hired in did they explain to you that you were subject to
working holidays.. Get over it snowflake, I did it for 35 years.  If
you can't take the heat, get out of business he kitchen.. Newbies are
pussies....

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

Management can kiss my ass making me work on thanksgiving. This company
has gone to shit

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

Garmin,
Think you have to give 'em access to your bag/grip if requested
when on duty, on company property - no type of warrant required.

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

I can put garmin in my grip, go back to it use as a reference, they
canít check my bag. And if i record way points and times,itís my
business !

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

Garmin 

Are you an idiot. First off you can't use it for anything while on
duty. Second the rules are clear you are to make sure all electronic or
electrical devices are to be turned OFF and stored. You think you can
stand there at investigation and say....oh, I thought it was off.  I
was too stupid to double ckeck. They will laugh you out of the room
especially if your trying to use any info to burn them. You can't use
it to check your speed either. You can use the PTC speed and do your
measured mile test per the rules.  It's guys like you that make an LCs
job hell when your busted and you want us to save your job. Why can't
you just read the rules written and follow them?  Oh...and with them
viewing the cameras on everyone now I suggest you get your head out of
your arss and get it together! I wish they would stop hiring people
like you. It just isn't worth the headache!

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

I have a small garmin gps, I use for fishing. They record speed stops
even a map of your travel. Right down to the second. You could turn it
on put it in your grip and forget about it till you get off duty. And
it will hold all kinds of files to save your information. Itís a good
little tool for a hundred bucks. I also used mine to see if 
speedometer was accurate.

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

Engineers 

You might not have thought of this but if your documenting your trip
and  you need to prove where you were at a specific time or your
conductor needs proof of where your train was stopped  at a certain 
time if there are any vehicles around you can write down the
description of it and the passengers and get a license plate number if
you can. My lawyer said these people can be called as a witness to
confirm your location and that they saw your train. Most people don't
really forget seeing one especially if they were stopped by it. Don't
trust the crewlife or gps info to be there later if you need it in
court!

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

When you go in front of a judge, say small claims court. A handshake or
verbal agreement between two parties, the judge with throw it out. If
you make a purchase the judge will only honour what is in writing on
the invoice. If you record all details of your work day,:ie work
instructions rules etc. Date and times and management denies the
conversation, the judge is going to know you never made it up. They are
able to connect the dots and come to a reasonable outcome.  So document
everything you can as if you where presenting it to a judge in court. 
When you go home put these notes away  for future access.  No one is
going to protect  you like yourself, the more documents you have the
more a lawyer or union rep. Can help you in an investigation. Hear say
means nothing now days.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

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

RHODE ISLAND 133 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. 60 CLOSED SINCE 1970. 73 OPEN
CROSSINGS NOW.

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

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

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

05/03/2007 536928P  Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536930R Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536937N Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536938V Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536947U Flashing Lights
10/09/1987 536949H Flashing Lights
01/01/1988 536950C Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536953X Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536955L Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536958G Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536960H Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536968M Flashing Lights
05/16/1980 537068A Gate Arms
01/27/1978 537076S Gate Arms
01/27/1978 537078F Flashing Lights
12/31/1987 537079M Flashing Lights
02/11/1985 537082V Gate Arms
12/31/1987 537092B Gate Arms
12/31/1987 537096D Flashing Lights
12/01/1986 537099Y Flashing Lights
12/01/1986 537100R Flashing Lights
11/05/1982 537108V Gate Arms
08/23/2010 537179S Flashing Lights
09/05/1987 537185V Flashing Lights
12/31/1987 903282N Gate Arms

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2018

Cocksuckers charging all who lay off over the Holidays.

Name: Made up rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2018

I retired four months before Hh left CP rail. The management was so
scared for there jobs they would tell you anything to keep the trains
moving. And if they could get you not following any little rule you
where pulled out of service. But they made shit up to keep the wheels
turning. And when challenged they waited to get you on something else.
Remember when they bend the rules and something goes wrong, they will
alway deny they said any such thing. They will put all the blame on the
union employee, trust no management. Go by your rules and if they
discipline you, you will be in the right at an investigation. To
management the union employee is the cause of all problems!!

Name: OPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Cond.20-30...blah

You are absolutely right. There is absolutely no way the dispatchers
can have everyone off their trains and marked off at their away or home
terminal within 12 hours every single trip. Last night a dispatcher was
toned up 4 times by a crew constantly reminding them to get them tied
down somewhere and get a wagon ordered to get them back to their
terminal in time. The dispatcher finally told them to stop disrupting
them and they had permission to exceed the 12 hour rule that was never
ever put out in any form of official writing to anyone in the field or
submitted to all union parties. This is just another intimidation
tactic to move freight quicker and cut cost on recrews. If this idea
could work it would save thousands a month on second crews, overtime
and cost of wagons. It would also allow for more cuts in manpower. 
You are correct in stating that  Mr. Foote knows this will never
happen. He knows this. He has enough experience in the business to know
that it will never work 100% and there will always be failures. I do not
believe line of road crews where ever considered in this equation and it
was meant for yard crews and locals. If the TM, YM, Engine house
personnel and dispatchers can all work together as a well oiled machine
then there is the possibility that it could work but it will never be
fail proof.
You think Mr. Foote needs a mental examination. He is more clever than
you think. Use your head for one moment and look at the big picture. He
has lower staff that handles these decisions. Most of these are made by
people who are protecting their jobs. Just think what would happen if
ever single "insane" operating rule they came out with worked.
Everything fell into place and everything ran smoothly. A well oiled
perfect machine. What would you need them for. You don't fix what
isn't broken. All trains leave in an hour. All crews are off within 12
hours. All industries are switched on time. Everything runs like clock
work. No need for as many upper management in several departments. They
know exactly what they are doing. They are well aware you have
absolutely no control on how your train is getting built in the yard.
They know you have no control on who choses your locomotives. They know
you do not decide on how your train will be run on line of road. Who
will be run like they stole it and who will sit in sidings. The only
thing they can do is threaten crews to run as fast as they can and work
as fast as they can. They can start rumors that you will be out of your
building and on your train in 5 minutes all they want but they know it
is impossible. Paper work and bulletin delays. Track warrant delays.
Late trains, etc. There was a post on here recently that explained that
very well. They are well aware of this. It is just another intimidation
tactic being used to push yard supervisors to rush crews out and for
crews to fear discipline. NEVER RUN! Safety is your top priority. Stop
and think and take the time to do thorough job briefings. It is the
rules and for good reason. Remember that no job is so important or
urgent that you can take the time to do it safely!
If you have worked for the carrier over a year you should know the
games by now. As another poster stated, keep notes and document times
of everything you do from the minute you walk in to the minute you get
off your train. There is no doubt you will have plenty documented that
will point the finger at someone else other than you or your fellow
crew member. Yes, it is bothersome and Im sure you feel that it is
crazy to work for someone that you have to go to this extent with but
you do. CYA!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Was there a slow down at all today?  Please do tell...wondering about
other locations...rot in hell CSX.

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

Thankful for FMLA

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

L&N  

As an ex dispatcher maybe you can suggest what we do when a supervisor
stands there and tells you that you have to under no circumstances be
marked off in 12 hours period per the new kings rules and your leaving
on a long pool job that never ever gets across the road in less than 7
hours and that's on a good day with less than an hour out of the
yard.nothing can go wrong during that trip that will outlaw you. How do
the crews coordinated with the dispatchers to make sure it happens? 
What happens when you know taking the train all the way won't happen
in time but getting in a wagon and hauling butt the rest of the way
will.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2018

What is amazing a conductor sitting on his azz is an expert in being a
dispatcher, chief dispatcher, crew caller, yard master but yet has
NEVER sat in with ANY of those crafts.  T&E really do not have a clue
about what is going on. Train crews have tunnel vision and have no idea
what goes on in the seat of a dispr... Dispatchers ride the road and
crews  NEVER SIT with a dispr... some of the worst dispatchers are x
T&E...

Name: South america
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2018

The democrats would love to let all those people in from South America,
and take your jobs for 5 bucks an hour. And they would be happy, and if
you protested your a racist.

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

BLAH BLAH BLAH. ....

Who gives a rats arss about csx stock. 
What you all need to worry about is this new tactic of mental abuse
that wack job Foote is doing now. EVERYONE HAS TO BE MARKED OFF DUTY BY
12 hours. We told the dispatcher there was no way we could travel the
distance that we had left and be off in 12 hours but if we stop, tie
down the train and haul arss in a wagon 70 mph all the way to our home
terminal with nothing going down in traffic we could make it. He was
like.....what? I don't even have a wagon ordered yet and you can't
stop where you are anyway. I got other trains running behind you and it
will take a recrew to long to drive to your train.  So we say ok then
your giving us permission to mark off after 12 hours. Man with a brain
says yes! Nothing else we can do. Now, who gets the blame for this.
Who's going to get stuck with the knife for this? Bluzzards, bad
switches, bad signals, bad track, hot box gets you, train in emergency,
power stop loading, fights over diamonds and the list GOES ON! Just how
does any dispatcher sit down at the desk and plan on getting every
single train across the road and every crew marked off within 12 hours
across the CSX system. Just like the idiotic insane rule that all
trains will depart their terminals in one hour.
This isn't funny anymore. The threats and intimidation will never
change the natural order of how the railroad works. Foote knows this.
These crazy tactics will not work out as planned and all it will do is
mentally abuse the crews and management. He is not a moron. He knows
this. It's all just some kind of game. But what kind? I think it's
time to order a mental evaluation. This can't be funny. Nothing funny
about it. This is like Hitler reborn!

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

Having thousands of shares means nothing,until you sell them and the
money is in the bank. Things can change so fast, and when no one wants
them your stuck with them. Donít count your chickens till they hatch.

Name: 2019
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2018

2019 will be very interesting for csx. Watch how much more shit they
sell and staff they cut plus raise their cost for customers. Eventually
they will run out of bullshit to pull and stock will top out. Then the
hedge fund leaves and some poor son of a bitch takes over to try and
rebuild this company. If your can hang on til then great, if not there
are good jobs out there. Just have to look and put a good resume
together

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

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

PENNSYLVANIA 6,980 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. PENNSYLVANIA 3,350 CLOSED SINCE
1970. PENNSYLVANIA 3,630 OPEN CROSSINGS NOW.
600 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN OFF OF CLOSED CROSSINGS ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

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

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
PENNSYLVANIA 600 CROSSINGS CLOSED WITH SIGNALS STOLEN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

Spouse & I currently have over 8,000 shares of CSX stock.
We are both in our mid 60s.
Considering investing more/buying additional shares.
Suck it up boys & girls.

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

Happy Thanksgiving. Cock suckers out and about in Eville.   Safety Blitz
going on in Thaute by the washout dickhead.

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

CSX will cut so deep that they will be short staffed. Just to make the
numbers of operating ratio look low. Then when this hedge fund group
goes they hire back just like cn cp.

Name: Big Dawg 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2018

Hey deputy dog who gives a fuck asshole shove all up your ass

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

OHIO CLOSED  
OHIO 10,139 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. OHIO 4,421 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING
RECORDS. OHIO 5,718 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. OHIO 954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

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

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

OHIO BY COUNTY 954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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

Wtf 

We had an Rf  just tell us you don't have to stand directly across
from your train. If you can walk down the track and find a place to
stand then you should. No excuses. Just how damn far down the track do
they expect us to walk? half mile or a mile or what? This is just
stupid shit going on here. They stopped doing roll by inspections on
outbound trains leaving the terminal to save time but they want roll by
inspections on line of road. What kind of horse shit is that. They have
busted over 14 people napping and smoking on the motors too with this
camera crap. People are tired as hell. You can't expect people to work
all night and not doze off when your sitting in a damn siding waiting
for trains or to get a line up at a diamond.  Expect you just to sit
there and stare out the damn window. 
They took our personal days away on the weekends and screwed people who
already had them. There is no doubt on Christmas week they will remove
all personal days and if they can they will take all daily. They
created this man power shortage, not us! We shouldn't be punished for
their shit. Union's aren't going to do a thing about it. There should
be a federal injunction filed against CSX to stop this shit.
Plan on being brought up on some kind of charges if you take off and
spend one day at Christmas with your family.  I don't care anymore.
Charge me. My family comes first. One damn day won't break this
company! Merry frickin christmas!

Name: duckbill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

you want to stop CSX with this rule of watching trains, everyone just
tell the train you hear a banging under the cars as you watch them by,
stop every train and do walking inspection. see how fast this rule
hangs on

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

Company is on pace to have the best profits since 2005...Go CSX...

Name: Your safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2018

If the rule says to be 30 feet away to watch train by, and you only have
15 feet. Donít watch train by. Do you think if you lose your life or get
hurt there is a refund. Protect your life rule number one. If they fired
you for that, you would win that case hands down. For fuck sakes stand
up for your life. You only have one.

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

Train inspection 

They got people so frickin scared now cause they are telling them they
are downloading cameras and checking to see if you get down to inspect
passing trains that people are getting stupid! They are getting meet
times for trains and pulling tapes to view.
Because of this stupid shit I passed a guy today I know wasn't over 15
feet away with his back to the woods. WTF! 
The rule is black and white. All employees are to be no closer than 30
feet to a passing train. This includes engineers. He shouldn't have
been on the ground. He didn't have any where to go to get 30 feet
away. 
When someone gets decapitated from a strap or knocked in the damn head
by something because of this stupid shit then it will stop. Why is it
in this business every new rule like this has to be rewritten with
someone's blood.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2018

36 RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
NEVADA BY COUNTY CLOSED 
CARSON CITY COUNTY  2 CROSSINGS 0 CLOSED NO CLOSED CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CHURCHILL COUNTY 18 CROSSINGS 5 CLOSED 13 OPEN ---2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
01/26/2017 740905S Gate Arms
12/07/2016 762061U Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLARK COUNTY 97  CROSSINGS 34 CLOSED 63  OPEN ---11 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
09/11/2018 804003T Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804010D Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804118M Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804120N Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804121V Gate Arms
04/19/2016 804126E Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804131B Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804132H Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804207E Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804248J Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 906522D Gate Arms
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
COURTLANDT COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
DOUGLAS COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ELKO COUNTY 56  CROSSINGS 19  CLOSED 37  OPEN ---1 SIGNAL SYSTEM
STOLEN
04/19/2016 753625C Gate Arms
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ESMERALDA COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EUREKA COUNTY 2 CROSSINGS 0 CLOSED 2 OPEN ---
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
HUMBOLDT COUNTY 21  CROSSINGS 3 CLOSED 18 OPEN ---NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED
CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LANDER COUNTY 5 CROSSINGS 1 CLOSED 4 OPEN ---NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED
CROSSING
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LINCOLN COUNTY 22 CROSSINGS 15 CLOSED 7 OPEN ---3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
12/07/2016 804087R Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804093U Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804096P Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LYON COUNTY 17 CROSSINGS 2 CLOSED 15 OPEN ---NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED
CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MINERAL COUNTY  14 CROSSINGS 14 CLOSED 0  OPEN ---1 SIGNAL SYSTEM
STOLEN
12/07/2016 740958R Gate Arms 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NYE COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PERSHING COUNTY 22 CROSSINGS 3 CLOSED 19  OPEN ---2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
04/19/2016 740774R Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 740776E Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
STOREYCOUNTY  9 CROSSINGS 0 CLOSED 9 OPEN ---
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WASHOE COUNTY 82  CROSSINGS 32 CLOSED 50 OPEN ---15 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
09/11/2018 740724M Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740725U Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740726B Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740727H Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740728P Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740729W Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740730R Gate Arms 
09/11/2018 740731X Gate Arms 
01/16/2018 740732E Gate Arms 
09/11/2018 740733L Gate Arms 
04/19/2016 740734T Flashing Lights
09/11/2018 740736G Gate Arms 
12/07/2016 762085H Gate Arms 
02/25/2016 762098J Gate Arms 
12/07/2016 833599L Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WHITE PINE COUNTY 25 CROSSINGS 5 CLOSED 20  OPEN ---1 SIGNAL SYSTEM
STOLEN
04/20/2016 855891G Gate Arms

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

Wrong.....






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

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

  View This Article

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

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

Name: Hate that motherfucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

What's the Trainmasters name? Is it David Benson? That fat son of a
bitch couldn't manage to caught a cold. That fat fuck needs to be
fired.




Name: RedNeckHunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Fucking faggot manager in Parkersburg thinks he can run shit, but the
only thing he can run is the shit packer up his asshole and he really
needs to admit he is a fucking homo, he looks the part and acts the
park he might as well be sucking the supervisors dick for all i know.
Fuck its all gonna close down eventually when csx sells the track
line.

  View This Article

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

Ya give it up on trying to tell people to shut there mouths itís a waste
of time. I use to shut my radio off when these needy attention seekers
got talking. It does not matter where you work or what department.
There are people that for every little thing they say or do, they need
gradification from someone. If they can get gradification from
management they are orgasmic. I think with these type of people if they
had to lay on the table and explain there issues to a head doctor. It
would come out they where ignored as a child or something like that. At
safety meetings etc they would not shut the fuck up. Talk and talk and
say nothing, when these type of people where walking towards you or
even management. People would try and hide to get away from them, they
are going to solve all the worlds problems. Ear plugs are free use
them!!!!

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

When Hh was in Canada he shut the humps down said it was to costly to
run. Then some of the hump that where shut down. The land was sold
prime real estate in big cities. Hh tore track up on sidings etc just
to sell the steel for scrap. The land he sold the company did not have
to pay property taxes on anymore. Nothing was safe if it could be sold
that is what Hh did. Foote learned from Hh they are two of the same.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

You know if you really want to know how a company feels about their
employees look no further than the toilet paper they provide you with. 
Think about how they engage with you as a worker.  Do they care about
your well being at all?  CSX has shown for years now that if you want
to be the worst at how to treat workers, follow their guide book.  I
guess when you can keep getting away with it you might as well right?

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

NORTH CAROLINA CLOSED  
NORTH CAROLINA 5,922 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NORTH CAROLINA 2,023
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NORTH CAROLINA 3,899 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. NORTH CAROLINA 393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

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

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

NORTH CAROLINA  BY COUNTY 393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: Petey with the Meaty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

Is your Local Chairman marked off Union for the weekend? Will he be
marked off for Thanksgiving? Why let that slide? More than likely you
have other options BLE/UTU

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

ALL T&E
Rule 100.1
Employees must know and comply with rules, instructions, and procedures
that govern their duties. They must also comply with instructions of
supervisors. When there is uncertainty, employees must
1. TAKE THE SAFEST COURSE OF ACTION, and
2. Contact a supervisor for instructions.

If you are ever told by a TM or other supervisor that reading and
understanding your dispatcher bulletins before beginning your work
duties is not necessary to be done until after you get on your trains
and you feel that you will be performing any duties before doing so you
must immediately contact a supervisor of higher rank. IF you only have a
TM on duty as your supervisor then you need to contact your division
manager. If you are unable to do so then you can contact the chief on
duty and advise him/her of the situation and let them make reports. Let
your union representative as well as the ethics committee know of the
situation. 

Rule 101.1
Before beginning work, employees must determine if any bulletins or
notices have been issued since their last tour of duty, and
1.Read and comply with all of the bulletins that affect their tour of
duty, and
2.Read and comply with information contained in notices.

Any supervisor who has half a brain in their heads knows it takes more
than 5 minutes to go through the divisions/district System Bulletins
and notices on the computer. Some have more than others and it may take
a bit longer. Waiting to use a a computer terminal may take longer since
they have been reduced at most yards. NEVER ask or take the word of a
fellow employee as to whether or not any new system bulletins or
notices have been issued. CHECK FOR YOURSELF.

Dispatcher Bulletins:
All dispatcher bulletins are issued with a release form. On this
release form it is stated very clearly:

EFFECTIVE JOB BRIEFINGS AT THE BEGINNING OF AND THROUGHOUT OUR WORKDAY
MAKE US MORE AWARE OF OUR SURROUNDINGS AND BETTER PREPARED TO RECOGNIZE
AND AVOID POTENTIAL HAZARDS. A JOB BRIEFING MUST BE CONDUCTED BEFORE
BEGINNING A WORK ACTIVITY AND WHEN, etc..etc...

Again, if you are rushed out of your terminal building and have not had
a sufficient job briefing with your fellow crew member or have not had
the opportunity to look for newly issued system bulletins or notices
you must not, under any circumstances perform any work related duties
until you do so. ANY WORK RELATED DUITES! Again report the incident
immediately to your division manager or the chief on duty.

Personally, I cant believe any supervisor would stand right in front of
a group of employees and tell them that going over your dispatcher
bulletins and system bulletins is not a work related duty and that they
could do their job briefings after they get out on their trains.
If this actually happened or if it happens again, that supervisor
should be immediately removed from his/her positions and not allowed to
return until they have a full understanding of the rules and regulations
and also be forced to take a safety rules class. FILE A COMPLAINT
IMMEDIATELY.  There is absolutely no room in this field of work for a
supervisor with that level of disregard for safety.

Name: When in doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2018

When in doubt go with the latest bullit. Donít let some manager make the
rule of the day for his convenience. Thatís why it is important to read
all bullies issued and be up to date on everything. They canít fire you
for following company policy. A manager can deny he said anything to any
one. I said before on here education is power, and there job is to
intimidate and I still fear. Donít fall for it!!

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2018

NEW JERSEY CLOSED 2423 1595 828
NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY 2,423 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEW JERSEY 828
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEW JERSEY  1,595 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY  172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

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

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

NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY 172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

crews


Don't listen to all the stories they are circulating about how and
when the camera will go off in the cab of the locomotive. We have heard
so many rumors that management is circulating that we cant even keep
tract of them anymore. The simple fact is they are viewing crews on a
regular basis. There was a report that a list of names was found of who
they were going to view. Everyone will eventually be "spied" so just
be on your best behavior all the time and you will not have anything to
worry about. When these cameras were first installed it was in writing
they would only be viewed when an incident warranted it. Now they are
being used to head hunt and discipline. So much for professionalism and
ethics.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

From one disp to another. We all can be your worst enemy too. I still
say snitches get stiches. Quit bounding on your chest. Typical disp.
Union brothers never say if a rule is broken someone has to be charged.
Haha. Punk!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Yes Willard is screwed.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Engineer

No, I was just explaining the origins of the term "Hogger" the other
term was "Hoghead. Not every LE was one. Some of us just wanted to get
from point A to point B the safest & quickest way we could. I think
Hillary and some others are just trolls. Most likely don't even work
on the railroad. Railroads always been a love & hate relationship. But,
it allows someone to make a damn good living. In a world today where
workplace healthcare & retirement for most is nonexistent the unions
have managed to keep it on the railroads. Not just CSX seeing its a
national railroad issue. It's a difficult life always has been.

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

Hillary 

Be careful. Deliberately violating your union agreement can get you
kicked out. Read your constitution. You piss enough brothers off
playing games along with violating HOS they can file chsrhes against
you. Don't think your safe.  No union no job boy. No one will take
you.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2018

NEBRASKA CLOSED 
NEBRASKA 5,629 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEBRASKA 2,665 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. NEBRASKA 2,964 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. GEORGIA 370
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

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

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
NEBRASKA BY COUNTY 370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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

http://www.bremseth.com/Articles/Workers-raise-alarm-about-proposed-one-man-train-crews.shtmlh

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Is power requirement enough : slide up hills slow ...slide down
fast...tonnage first...safety last

Name: All modern 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2018

Fast freight no switching, one man crew. Drag or utility trains two man
crew until belt pack approved for road switching then one man. Just
around the corner.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Just get use to the fact that there are thousands of ďHillary ClintonísĒ
on the railroad.  We donít give a fuck about your precious union. We
gonna get ours while the gettin is good. What are you going to do about
it....not a damn thing.  And to you idiot ass  hoggers....all your
traditions, old ways, the way it use to be, the way we did it
before...all those are done with. PTC and trip optimizer are awesome
technology that will keep us all safe...you hoggers gave up your
privilege to run trains the old way by feeling sorry for yourselves and
eating your fat ass to 600 pounds due to stress from the job...thatís
why they got people like me...ready to step up and be the future. A
Locomotive Operator.

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

We know what you are thinking. All day every day.  This is why
management screws with you over stupid stuff,  suspends and terminates
you, slaps you with asinine rules violations.  Maybe you didnít violate
anything but we know you were thinking about it.   We know you know we
know you know and what you are thinking, plotting and planning.  Our
job is to psychoanalyze your thoughts and report you to management.  So
if your even thinking about running a red board we know it and bingo-
rules violation. 
If your thinking about smoking reefer or snorting coke......busted!  So
donít even think about it.  Thinking about tappin the TS secretary or
even nibbling on her ears will get you bumped quicker than a blink of
an eye.   We also know bloggers just by their smell (yes, we have
smellers too).  A word to the wise: Wear a steel helmet to work, dark
safety eye goggles,  spritz with perfume, empty your mind of all
thoughts, never speak, and above all never look management in the eye
run away if you see one.  Now we know what your thinking.  See how that
works? If your on here reading and blogging, wear a steel helmet and
dark safety glasses.  If you leave the house, cover yourself with a 
red tent (will render our drones incapable of following you).  And
above all, donít be paranoid.....that will be raise your blood pressure
and increase your heart rate (which we also monitor) and you will be
arrested by RR Police for drug use.  We know what your thinking...

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

RRJIM


It was a post under locomomotive 30 that took pot shots at the term
Hogger.  So why the smart post to "Hogger"?  Is there something he
said that got under your skin. I think the post was legit. Just
informing everyone of the questions that are being thrown out there.
But thankyou for your insightful explanation of what a hogger is. If
you want to take shots you should focus on Hillary. Now that's a piece
of lying dirt. Horrible poser.

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

Hillary

Called the manager when the dispatcher didn't get you off the train in
12 hours.  Then you got your ride and made it back before you outlawed? 
 Really. You cant even tell your bullshit lie stories right.  Go back in
your basement and play with your toy train set.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hogger? What the fuck is a hogger?...lol. What the hell is that? Sounds
like the railroad version of the gay biker...all big and bad , dressed
in leather chaps, ready to bend over and take it. Fucking retards.
Anyway, I called my manager the other day when the dispatcher fucked up
and didnt get us off the train in 12 hours. It seems to be the companies
new thing. Donít know what the reason is yet for it. He got me a ride
sent and were were just able to make it before we went on the law. 
Helped me get rested for a daylight run the next day. What the hell,
use their rules to your advantage. Union threives want us to meet and
turn, rumor is the big kickbacks are coming for them.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Re APE:

Not throwing anybody under the bus. Just simply pointing out the fact
that there is a rule in place and if violated, someone has to be
responsible... I have saved more crew butts than you can count.  I
Covered for them EVERY time I could, along with MOW.  I am not going to
explain how because I don't want any management to know... One example
is going by a red board.  A dispr can be your best friend in your worst
enemy...

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

MISSISSIPPI CLOSED 
MISSISSIPPI 3,688 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MISSISSIPPI 1,519 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MISSISSIPPI 2,169 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS.
MISSISSIPPI 147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN.
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MISSISSIPPI BY COUNTY 147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

L&N dispatcher.  Your comment charge the crew. Some union brother your
are. I have no doubt by most comments on this site from ones throwing
others under the bus are the same ones that spend most of the time
kissing management's ass. Explains why this site is such horseshit.
This site is nothing more than a web crew room where most of the people
can relay the rumor the guy started in front of the ones we all know
that will run to this site and talk about it like they have the inside
track.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hogger

You can't even figure out how many years you've been at it each post
it changed. But, the term "hogger" has to do with working a lot. Like
in "Hogging the train" or violating the HOS. The term might be before
your years on the railroad. As for newbies years ago locomotive
engineers were the ones who trained them not the conductors seeing they
were on the locomotive with us. I don't get the point of insulting a
locomotive engineer.

Name: Hope not
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Have the dozers showed up in Willard yet? Heard east bound hump will be
leveled soon.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Re Hogger 

When I was working years ago, I had a certain trainmaster that wanted
me to call every train and ask them those same kind of questions.  Do
they have enough fuel, enough power, check for their loads, myts,
tonnage, do they have their work orders, train orders, any problems
with their engines... The list kept going on and on... I refused to ask
every train that... I told him that their was a rule that covered EVERY
question that he wanted me to ask them and if the crew did not notify
me of any problems that would delay their train, then you need to
charge them.. Like I have time to call 40 trains a shift and ask them
these dumbass  questions.. He wanted to charge me for insubordination ,
well guess who won that battle... He had to go back to being a
switchman..

Name: Meet and turn crap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Is there anywhere that's actually doing the meet and turn crap yet? If
there is, has it affected jobs, like did it cut manpower at all? I
believe my terminal is going to see something like that after the first
of the year. Just wondering if I need to find another job or see what
happens? Any input would be appreciated

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Loco DUH!

Really?  That's all you have company mole. You suck at distracting. 


Engineers or Hoggers....after I read the previous post I talked to
TM/RF about it and he said it hasn't been updated for newer engines
and rebuilt.  Info is outdated therefore it's not valid.

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

Hogger is a stupid name for a Locomotive Engineer.

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

Jeeze. 

Another day of ignorant moronic posting. LOSERS!  

Warning hoggers.  Dispatchers have been ordered to ask some questions
Before you start your trip.  Loads, empties,tons, if PTC and TO is
working and if you think you have enough power to make it to your
destinatin. 
 The question about the power is a set up and can get your arss in a
sling. TM and yms have been sending trains out underpowered and they
either stall or outlaw or take hours longer because of underspeed to
get to the final destination. UNDER NO CIRCUMSATNCES SHOULD YOU TELL
THE DISPATCHER THAT YOU KNOW IT WILL BE ENOUGH POWER. IF IT IS NOT THEN
YOU WILL BE HELD LIABLE IF YOU STALL.
WHAT YOU SHOULD SAY IS.....THE POWER SHOULD BE ADEQUATE UNLESS
SOMETHING HAPPENS IN ROUTE.  DO NOT SAY ANYMORE THAN THAT.  
THROUGH TRAINS ON MAIN LINES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BUILT TO HANDLE THEIR
TRIP TO THEIR FINAL DESTINATION. 
There is a program on the computer that allows you took look up your
power rating for your territory. Most don't use it because power is
assigned out of the house and by the power desk. I have personally seen
numerous crews argue with the TMs on duty about their assigned power not
being rated adequate for their tonnage and territory. 
EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY WERE ORDERED OUT WITH THEIR ASSIGNED POWER.
Waste of time and breath. If you do use this chart make sure you tell
the dispatcher....according to the CSX power chart for my territory the
power should be ok. If not tell them it shows it is not and throw the
decision in their lap. Tell the TM before you leave that the chart
shows the power inadequate.
Hoggers are being put in a trick bag on this one. Crap is rolling down
hill.  The Tms and power desk are throwing this in our laps and passing
the buck. This is just a way to cover their butts when things go wrong
after departure. 
The BLET Has been notified about this new procedure of questioning the
engineer about his power capabilities.  Remember, say very little and
never ever say YOU THINK OR KNOW that the power is adequate.

Name: Tough guy fag
E-mail: Skidqueer.net
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Give me the bids or hourly rate..I could give a shit less about
seniority..every job gargles balls anyway..the union can chow my chili
ring..we have a prison table  made of steel grating for lunch breaks.
Take those claims and stick them up your non virgin sloppy ass
..walking the mile .walking the green mile.. getting right with Jesus..

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2018

MINNESOTA CLOSED 
MINNESOTA 7,744 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MINNESOTA 3,391 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. MINNESOTA 4353 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MINNESOTA 277
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MINNESOTA BY COUNTY  277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN OFF CLOSED CROSSINGS

Name: Brakestick
E-mail: underfootesdesk@csx.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Damn, just got outbid on eBay for some track in the Florida Panhandle.

Name: RailUSA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Thank u CSX for 375 miles of track in Florida Panhandle.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Re Don't...

Hint: DON'T like the movie, change the channel.

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Barrack

I hope your not for real. Christ save the intelligent crews who have to
work with you if your a real employee.  Your totally wacked or your on
the weed at home. What do you possibly hope to accomplish by that post.
 I didn't read one thing in it that made me laugh. You suck as a
comedian. What the hell was your point? I don't get it. You trying to
mock someone. If you really are a brother the only truth in your entire
post is the statement you are black and white. I don't know of one
black person born in America now that doesn't have some whitey in
his/her blood. Sorry if that offends you but its the truth. Do a DNA
test. Guessing you have plenty since you have the hillbilly ignorant
jive down real good. Most black people don't talk hillbilly and they
sure weren't taught it in the ghetto!

Name: DONT!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2018

L&N


DONT! DONT! DONT!  For god sakes don't start up this crap again like
you did for years with pines. You don't chime in very often but it
seems like you always have to jump on this gate crossing postings. Its
like beating a dead horse.  Ask yourself why this guy started these
kind of post!  Maybe its to draw guys like you out who love to beat
this dead horse subject. Everyone knows that an idiot who runs around
the gates and gets killed is just one stupid moron who just couldn't
take the time to wait. Don't care about anyone else's agenda but
theirs.  If you want to chime in please pick any subject but this.
These guys need to take their voices to the state house. Picket,
circulate petitions or what ever. Posting on here is a stupid waste of
time. The real pines finally got smart and realized no one was giving
any credit to what was being posted on this site. All rumor. All
hearsay.

Name: Barack Bin Laden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2018

Yo my brother union boys. We got your backs. Me n that old billy goat
Hillary. Hope lives. Yessiree. I am white. And I am black. I know the
score on both sides.  So brothers, move over. Make a little room on the
locomotive for your black brethren. Let the negro have a hand on the
throttle of life. Praise Jesus. God Bless the Democrats and the
UnionPacific Railroad... without the UP my bank account would be
anemic. Keep those illegal babies a common in them trailers.  Give
freedom to the oppressed. Vote for Hillary. Say your prayers.  Donít
stop for Donald Trump. Full speed ahead Brothers and Sisters. Full
speed ahead.   And remember. Donít toke no reefer on the job. Donít be
a Barry. Be like me.  Cool.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Deputy doo wrong:  aka Comer the foamer/ambulance  chaser ... Look into
this 


JARRATT, Va. Ė A pickup truck driver was killed Wednesday while trying
to beat an Amtrak train through a railroad crossing in Sussex County.

Virginia State Police say an Amtrak train was approaching the railroad
crossing at Route 1103 (Grigg Avenue) and Route 646 (S. Halifax Road)
around 11:11 a.m.

The gated arms and warning lights at the railroad crossing were working
properly, according to witnesses and the train operator.

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

For you employees that think it is not fair, when people exercise there
seniority to bid on jobs in the system everyone went threw that at one
time. One day you will also have seniority. If you find it hard to
accept there is a new product you can use called. Ass-Tro-Guide !!! 
GEL

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

MICHIGAN CLOSED 
MICHIGAN  8,038 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MICHIGAN 3,297 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. MICHIGAN 4,741 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MICHIGAN 695
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MICHIGAN  BY COUNTY 695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

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

To hillary, like Hillary clintons new book she blames everyone else for
her not winning election. But never takes responsibility for her own
actions. She is just another victim! I think karma caught up to her at
the right time. A lot of young rr think the old guys know nothing, but
we have been there and Back and know how far it is. A word of advice
you learn more buy listening than by talking. Thatís why you have two
ears and one mouth. It is better to let people think you are a fool
than open your mouth and confirm your a fool!!!!

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

The unions are sweating big time, for every layoff and permanent job cut
that is one less paying member. When it get to the point when dues donít
cover there budget anymore. They end up merging with other unions to
servive, and union positions get cut. I always said if you donít like a
rep. Put your name in the hat and run for his position, and stop crying.
At the end of the day if CSX causes you so much grieve and is affecting
your health home life etc. Maybe it is time to find a different job.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

One things for sure about this site....hit dogs will holler!!!!!

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

BOO HOO HILLARY


You true colors are showing. Don't want to wait and earn your
seniority like everyone else. Those old heads you are so quick to bash
have earned their place and right to go anywhere they damn well please.
Many have already been on the street and came back. Some of them several
times. Up and move their families to go where the work is.  Your
pathetic. No doubt you wont be around long with a mouth like yours. You
can only suck on that TM so long and bribe the crew callers to place you
where you shouldn't be. Your type always violates the rules and the
agreement to get around others and sharp shoot for better trains. Be
careful little boy. You wont have the right to play your games long.
When they put your arss on the bid system your playing days will be
over. Its easier to watch the moves your making!

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

CONNECTICUT  583 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. CONNECTICUT 235  CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. CONNECTICUT 348 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. CONNECTICUT 50
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
CONNECTICUT 50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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

Seniority is great when you have it. We all started at the bottom. Stop
crying you millennial mother fucking babies!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Furloughfamily.....a lot of our brothers are on the street because these
cpap toting, bullshit talking, canít get on and off the engine, lazy to
the core mother fucking mouth breathing old heads gotta come to your
terminal, making seniority moves because their so fucking scared to go
to the ground. Displacing you because they gotta pay for their fat
wifeís bon bon bill and their 60000 dollar truck. Their the ones you
should have beef with. Iím just smart enough to get mines while the
getting is good.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Iíd like to know when was the last time that a so called union brother
was set up, fired or put out of service of some BS and the local took
immediate action? When was the last time a brother got put out of
service over complete BS and the local told everyone not to report for
work cause we were going to stand united for our brother?

Name: furloughedfamily
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Hillary

This coming from a little boy who has come on here and bragged about
how you suck up to management and make yourself available for every
roster call after CSX put so many people on the street and families
without an income. You are a blow hard hypocrite. Go ahead and answer
the phone every time it rings. You are worthless. I hope you and your
family have nice big lumps of coal in your stockings this Christmas and
your union brothers make sure you get your 30 days when you get it
coming.

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

You guys are all suckers!!
Like i said before...same bitching for the last 100 years

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Love watching my union brothers fight each other over loading the
printer with paper. Laughing as they try to fix the jam in the orders
printer. I donít know about you...but I donít kick up my dues to the
union mafia so I can play printer reapair man. Watching these folks
work for the company makes my day....then they have a bitch session
about how the company fucks them and they wonít do shit for the
company....except all the work the clerks use to do.

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

Hillary

I doubt you really ran your mouth to a union rep as you claimed. I
highly doubt it.  Key board courage is all you got. But if there is a
god I hope I am wrong and you did. Good luck at your investigation. You
have to pay dues. You have to be a member to keep your job. Just
remember that the rep sitting next to you doesn't have to do his job
to the best of his ability. Many of your die hard union supporter
brothers probably feel 30 days away from you would be a vacation.

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

LOUISIANA CLOSED  
LOUISIANA 5,047 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,230 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,817 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. LOUISIANA 257
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
LOUISIANA BY COUNTY 257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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

Hillary

Railroader united facebook?  Sucking up to upper management. Taking all
roster calls instead of standing with the men and forcing them to bring
the people back they forced out. If you are a railroader you are the
worst kind. Too stupid to realize that those supervisors you suck up to
laugh at you the minute your back is turned.  Ive worked with your kind
a many of times. Always talking your trash on who you know, who you
talked to and always have the inside scoop. Mr know it all who needs a
pat on the back. Bet your trying for a YM or Tm position if you
haven't already. Guessing you got turned down. WHY? Because the
supervisors know your a suck and will stab everyone of them in the back
to move up or keep your position. You cant be trusted to keep your mouth
shut when you see their dirty little tactics. We all know your kind.
There is one in every terminal. Just remember it not the supervisor
your riding with or pounding the ground with. Be careful company suck.

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

Listen up Hillary, I forgot more  about rr than you know in your short
career as a conductor. When I was a young guy on the rr the old guys
would say this change and that change is coming and they will cut jobs
as technically changes came. Over my thirty five years of witnessing
the changes, I watch it all change over the years. Today the technology
in the transportation industry is to get rid of hands on human factor.
You have ten years on the railroad. Scarey place to be if they cut your
job down the road pal maybe look at other options like going back to
school. Thirty five year career I was layed off many  times. I was
always called back but with technology changes you still did not feel
any security in the job.  Hopefully retirements of older employees will
help younger guys stay working longer. Good luck!

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

So Iím over reading the comments on the Railroader United Facebook
page...what a even bigger bunch of pussies than here.  Calling CSX the
chicken shit express? What a bunch of tough guys!!!!! Bitching about
getting down to do a safety inspection?  JUST QUIT!!!!!!!! JUST
QUIT!!!!!!! Keep bitching, I feed off of it!!!!

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

Back in 1981 when I started on the railroad, we inspected every train,
and all mainline trains. And we found defective components on every
train and cars had to be set off. It took average 1.5 hours to inspect
mainline train with 4-6 carman. Then they had to set off bad orders.
Then they removed our inspection and had the train crews watch the
train by. Train crews only could see wheels turn, just what the company
wanted. Then crew change 20 minutes. Big time savings but then
derailments went up. But they still saved money and safety went out the
window. Then they removed the caboose and made trains longer. What I see
they will do is go to one man crew have him sit there and let AI run the
train and human on train will just be a baby sitter. Till trains run
with no issues ran by AI. Then the goverment who is in bed with all the
railroads, will let AI alone run the trains down the track. AI in the
future is going to be mind blowing. Elan musk said he fears AI more
than nukes.

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

Please be advised when we go to one man crews all cabs will be equipped
with new wagon to assist you changing on coles hoses etc. There could
be one day training course. https://unsplash.com/photos/_2xtdefJsUI

Name: People will be people
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

It is funny how some of people hear supervisors and managers try to push
the agenda, and beat the average employee up treat people like shit.
Then these cry babies get some push back from there  supervisor s from
head office. These managers and supervisors feel victimize then go
around looking for a shoulder to cry on, from the employees they treat
poorly. Iíve seen these cucks treat people so shitty it is amazing
anyone talks to them, but part of the job is communication. Iíve
witnessed some top managers end up in the hospital on the mental health
unit. After that there careers are mostly finished. Most donít know when
to get out or just go back to the craft. It might take time but karma
does get a lot of these morons.  Family life for lots of them is no
better. I lost any sympathy for these people for the way they treated
employees. You get what you give.

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

Webmaster 

Why can't you just block these posters who are just a waste of space
and are only posting to stir crap. They are pointless and just
childish. They don't help one bit and have nothing of value to add. I
hope most are just fake posers because I would hate to think that the
hard working real men have to put up with these immature idiots every
day. Most do come on here to distract and usually give you a good laugh
but it takes credibility from the posters who are serious and want
something done.  Just make these losers go away.

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

Just got back from my roster call. Called crew management to place me
back on the board. My turn had got out but Iím going to be ready to
work in the morning if they need me. Crew management finally placed me
after acknowledging there was going to a lot of layoffs this weekend.
The trainmaster was there to and personally thanked me. Told me he knew
I was one of the ones he could count on. Union guy was there to...I
think the vice local, told him he couldnít do shit about it if he
wanted to....union...L fucking O L!!!!

Name: One man crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

When CSX goes to one man crews, and with these long trains. They are
going to have trains blocking all main lines with knuckles breaking all
over the place. As a carman I have never seen so many cracked knuckles
just waiting to break. We found so many on one train. They canceled it
took two days to split cars to change knuckles. Got to the point we
where told not to look to close. Because mechanical department took
delay. Once train out of terminal and miles away supervisor said not
our problem. Nothing like passing the buck. We had in coming train set
cut of tank cars off. When he went to stop he got a knuckle cars only
went two cars before they stopped. Loaded tanks of gasoline thank god
the cars where on air and went into emergency. Because if they would
not of been on air they would of hit out going train on mainline. Do
not trust these knuckles now. They are cracked and fatigued just matter
of time before they break.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2018

I See u... mr. Conductor dragging your fat ass and stalling...acting
like u working but aint doing shit

Name: Super visor survival
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

We had several super visors and managers. When we had an ass hole
supervisor the anchor would come out and he would not get the numbers.
The next supervisor that treated the guys ok, we worked for him he got
his number with no problems on his watch. Over time higher management
would see the pattern. And then demote or get rid of that supervisor
that the men would not work for. And once we targeted an asshole
supervisor he was done and he new it. The supervisors that treated the
guys ok we would make him shine, everyone was happy.

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

Trainmaster 


Your little choo choo not working again.  Get your other throttle out.
Keep up the practice under your desk. Your boys are expecting it...

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

Damn right you will all do as your told and damn well LIKE IT...bitch's

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

MARYLAND 1138 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MARYLAND 473 CLOSED CROSSING
RECORDS MARYLAND 665 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MARYLAND 75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MARYLAND CLOSED 75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

Name: Run away train 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4896921 Run out of yard ?

Name: advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Afraid


The company can do as they see fit if they deem the action as safe and
necessary if it is not a violation of FRA rules and regulations. 
However if they continue the procedure that is out of the norm of the
written operating rules, they have shown that they are following a new
procedure. The company has 30 days to submit the amended rule to the
FRA (CFR rule 217.7).  I suggest you continue to follow the rules as
written and if you are instructed to do something that you feel is a
blatant violation and is unsafe you can use your good faith challenge
rights if it something that is within that right. Make sure someone
else is aware of what you were told to do if something is to go
seriously wrong. Make notes of the exact time, place and who instructed
you to do so as well as any witnesses that can back your situation. Do
not forget that the carrier has developed many operating rules that are
more restrictive than those set forth by the FRA. Violating their own
rules without violating any FRA laws is not uncommon. If you have
concerns about any procedures do not hesitate to speak with your FRA
agent assigned to your area. They can tell you if the action is or
isn't a direct violation of CFR laws.

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

Just took a roster call. Crew caller said everyone in terminal was
marked off sick or FMLA...well not my business. TIME TO FILL MY
POCKETS!!!  Dumb fuck old heads and newbie followers wonít say shit to
me about it. To scared for their job. Not my fault they wanna leave
money on the table, Iíll take it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Damn at all these professional ass kisser on r.r. today.... they dont
have to be trained to be a company ass kisser...naturals!!...at sucking
ass... and telling on fellow union members... bunch of momma boy
wussies...

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

With these long trains now we where inspecting knuckles closely. We
would look down the top hole inside the knuckle with our flash lights
and found several starting to crack from inside out and we had bad
ordered all we could find. So be carefull now because there are so many
cars out there with hairline cracks that sooner or later will break. It
is just a matter of time for all these knuckles to fail. It is because
of stress of longer trains. But the company will blame the hogger for
being to rammy, which is not the case. When they break I hope the cars
are on air and will go into emergency.

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

One thing I have witnessed over the years, are cuts of cars that are on
air and cuts that are not on air. Doing a pull and the knuckle breaks,
cars on flat ground with no air on them can travel a long way. Now if
the same thing happens on a grade thatís a different story. Doing this
with out air on cars sooner or later the worse is going to happen. With
these longer trains now the knuckles are weakened and a lot cracked,
just waiting for the right time to break. This switching on grades with
no air is dangerous. Donít just keep doing it , and expect nothing bring
it to the attention to someone that can address this bad practice.

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

U knuckle draggers..are boning my eyes out today ....and yall think its
funny..dont you ?...just wait and see who gets last laugh....assholes

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

FRA!

Unattended equipment-equipment left standing in such a manner that no
qualified employee is close enough to the equipment to take safe and
effective action to control its movement.

Unmanned-Locomotives or on-track equipment left standing with no
assigned employee close enough to take safe and effective action to
control its movement.

Please for the love of god tell me and everyone else how a hump yard
can pull out a cut of cars of at least 70 cars out of the track, down
and inbound lead, past a CP point and leave it standing with just the
lead locomotive tied down while the conductor gets in a wagon and goes
all the way to the other end of the yard to get in position to take
control of it with his little remote control box???? NO AIR ON THE
CARS! ONE FRICKIN BRAKE! NO BRAKE TEST! Total violation of securement
of train rule 411.  What the hell is the loop hole they are using. The
next time I leave a train tied down outside of the yard Im going to put
one handbrake on the leader and not set any air on the cars and forget
the brake test. If they say one thing they can explain why in the hell
I cant do it but they can because that is exactly what they did!

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

Wake up!!!!

I was just informed that I would be taking trains with DP power to an
out of route location and I would be getting a pilot to assist me on
the DP and qualify me on the new territory at the same time. WTF kind
of training is this and just how many qualifying trips are they going
to give me and everyone else. When I became an engineer I was trained
to run engines. Good old fashioned engines. DP,PTC,TO and God knows
what's next. I didn't sign on to be a God damn computer specialist! I
just wiped out 2 deer I didn't even see because I was dealing with a
stupid TO malfunction and was distracted. All I heard was my conductor
hollering holy shit man that was a big buck and doe. I said ...that's
what the hell that noise was! Sounded like we hit a car but I didn't
see a damn thing. These distractions are going to get someone killed
and they want one man crews. This is just getting too unsafe. I'm
looking elsewhere for work. This just isn't worth it!

Name: UPIOIDS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Insane. U on my turf.. U think 2$ B comes by truck?  Idiot. 
We got this.  gotta problem with Unions.? Mark off.  Tattoo yu  skull
with myLouisville Slugger . See U later.  Lil bitch.

Name: To laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Please just sit back and let management call all the shots. Donít assist
them with anything. No information nothing. Sit back like your a new guy
and just do what stupid shit they tell you to do. Unless if you find job
unsafe then protest. Let these brain storms take the heat when things go
wrong. Play stupid I repeat do not assist do not assist lol lol.
Management is looking for a hero biscuit, instead they will show they
are total fuck ups lol.

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

NEW YORK 4610 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEW YORK 1898 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. NEW YORK 2712 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. NEW YORK 535
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

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

535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
NEW YORK CLOSED 535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

Name: UP Shane Insane Keller
E-mail: runaround@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Do you feel like the deer staring at the highlights? You should,
because
your immediate subordinates keeps running around you to the top.
Relying on the incompetent Cameron Scott, and corrupt union officers to

move up the corporate latter has officially fizzled!
JM SCOOP...

Name: Drag your feet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Donít run be safe, pre-trip equipment etc. They want you to run and skip
procedures that are layed out by the company and goverment. So they can
cut even more jobs, and when something happens injury death equipment
accidents. They will put it on you, and ask why you did not do your due
diligence. Donít fall for the hipe, it will bite you. Donít be the scape
goat, safety first due diligence on the job. They canít fire you by
following there rules. Donít let some young hot shot manager that is
trying to make a name for himself , get you to take short cuts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2018

big tank got the right idea : shut  the back talk up... do as your told
and like it !!! bust your ass and get paid...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2018

You Guys are gonna get the freight over the road today dont wanna hear
no bitching dont wanna see know stalling just wanna see asses and
elbows getting it done!!!

Name: Hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2018

Ears 

Good post but right to privacy is no longer the employees right once
they step on company property. Bathrooms and locker rooms are an
exception. As long as the company makes it aware to the employees there
are cameras they are in their legal righs. You work for the company.
They control and regulate the property. No different than the cameras
you see in Wal-Mart or outside shopping malls. You have no privacy
rights in the crew room or anywhere else that you are supposed to be
performing service for the company. There is nothing you would be doing
that requires privacy in open common areas.

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

This is what I tell everyone, as soon as you step out of the privacy of
your home. Smile because you are now on someoneís camera. And at work
also they are watching and the walls have ears. The shop I work in a
contractor was doing work in our shop and found several small cameras.
The union brought it to the attention of the company. He was told it
was to catch false injury reporting. And they fired the union rep for
protesting. Union took it to court violation of privacy. The company
got there peeped slapped union rep got his job back. But these
companies are going to break all the rules till they get caught. The
walls have EARS.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2018

Hillary Clinton you're such a witty little troll.  Coming on here with
a name of someone you despise.  Why don't you just call yourself
Little Donnie.  I got news for you dumb troll, the unions might not be
doing the best but its because of yes men like you.  You'd be the
first to cross a picket line to fill your pocket because you're just
the kind of self-serving little bitch the rr loves.  Probably take
trains off your line of road and make yourself available on off days
to.  I bet you've got every dollar of stock you could have earned
because you're so gd greedy.  Probably also have a lazy wife at home
who doesn't do shit but slave for you.  Maybe you should go into a
crew room and mouth off like you are on here you fucking coward.  I
think csx is calling so go answer the phone so you can support that fat
slob on the couch.

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

LMFAO!!!!  

I never thought I would see the day that I actually was rooting for a
TM to get a major failure on anyone until today.
There was a loud mouth dumb ass siting in the crew room bragging how he
never gets copies of the bulletins. Reads over them but F...k that
making copies to carry. Said he hasn't done that in months. Trying to
act like some big shot. What retard didn't know is TM was in ear shot.
 The TM stepped out and asked him why he thought he was above the rules
and didn't have to carry  the rules like everyone else. Ask if he
thought he was special. The look on the dick heads face was priceless!
Then he asked to see his bulletins. He told him his grip was in the
other room so tm says let's go get them. I don't want to see someone
on the street for 30 days but this dumb ass had it coming. I actually
hoped he didn't have them. Get that idiot out of here. He got lucky.
He was just a loud mouth who was full of shit and had them. Now he's
the little man on campus! Today I had some respect for a tm's job. I
couldn't deal with that stupid crap. That idiots going to get alot of
testing on him now.  Just hope who ever is working with him doesn't
get hit because of his stupid crap!

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

If head office is being to demanding, your better off as a manager or
supervisors to keep your mouth shut. At most drug store get yourself a
tube of anal ease, Foote and his side kicks would be most greatfull
!Only a few will survive  the fucking yet to come from head office.

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

To managers and supervisors, here how itís going to go down. Cup cake is
lonely at home because your such a loyal employee to CSX. And you might
get a bonus. When cup cake takes your annual income statement to her
lawyer. That you will end up paying for, the judge is going to base her
child support and alimony on your income with your bonuses. So now for
you to make ends meet your going to have to work even more, but then
again as you get a raise or larger bonus. So does cup cake when she
takes you back to court, again legal fees. By the time she is done with
you, your better off getting into a boxcar on an out going train and
never come back.

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

I can assure I'm not a mole. I just don't need a unorganized crime
syndicate such as the BLET to steal my money and tell me how to vote.
You suckers keep giving and giving while the union continues to take,
take, take. You get nothing back...if the union did its job this page
wouldn't exist. I want all these whiners and babies to quit, just quit
if its so bad. But  no, you rather look like pussies and whine and cry
about how it use to be. Whine and cry about how they cant do that,
whine and cry about the union reps that mark off during the holidays,
to go fishing and hunting and watch football games...you know I'm
right. You know deep in you heart, deep down inside the utopia of the
socialist workers union dream is a lie. I listen to you in the crew
rooms, on the trains, in the hotel, and in the van...your miserable,
you hate it, you take it back to your family in the name of a dollar..a
very short dollar at that.  I love it, it almost energizes me. I put my
head down, do my best follow the rules and fill my pockets. Its a way
of life. The company owes me nothing.

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

John York here intermodal manager in Jacksonville, FL .... the rules
only apply to certain people here and no niggas allowed. 
I hide the real truth from my bosses and use a scare tactic to hush the
employees.... you like your job boys.... keep quiet and do what I tell
you to do or else Iíll fire your ass...

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

Your lucky at CSX that Hh died and went to hell karma. Foote is a light
weight compared to what Hh was. Hh had supervisors pulling wrenches
switching cars etc. If a higher up seen any slacker supervisors that
did not put out or work there days off they where fired. It was sick
supervisors doing union work. But I think that is still going to happen
at CSX yet. Foote is a light weight compared to what Satan Hh was. You
guys never even got a taste of Hh like the beating we took at cn cp.
just try and ride it out these goons running CSX will be gone once they
canít steal any more profit from the company.

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

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4882798  Your on your own to dangerous for
emergency!!!!

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Fuck all you ass kissing...company spies.."lying Hiliary
Clinton"...America works best when we Vote Union Yes !!!

Name: Former Executive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

The plan is simple. We will cut cost to the point of no return. We donít
care about customers and we donít care about employees. Everything we
promote on our website is an illusion to keep the general public and
small investors believing we care. We donít!

Thatís the truth! Iím sorry but itís business and sometimes in business
employees and their families get trampled on. It does not mean we wish
bad  will on them in their future projects, it just means they do not
fit into our current business model to squeeze money out of the company
for a huge profit and return. There are many good people that just donít
have the emotional will power to cut incompetent employees from the
team.

We will continue to cut manpower way below normal staffing levels and
violate Agreements until we get every ounce of profit we can from this
company. Once we have finished, we will move on with our earnings and
leave this company broken. Itís what we do! The only thing left will be
Labor because they are the only thing that remains the same. It is well
known management comes and goes like the wind.

As for your unions? Yes, I will say this. Be glad you have them on the
railroad along with the Railway Labor Act. Only uneducated and
unappreciative individuals denounce railroad unions. Theyíve been
around 100 years and no matter how many managers or management styles
come and go, the rail labor unions remain and so does the Railway Labor
Act. I got involved in management because I knew I could be a better
manager than the one leading me. Being in the union is the same. If you
donít like the direction of the union, get involved and make it better.
If you donít want to make it better, leave the railroad and go work at
Wendyís. Iím sure youíll get it then.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Conductor


SUCKER!!!  Hillary is a company mole who just came on to distract from
one of the recent post.  My guess it would be either on the bullshit
qualifying or most likely the discussion on the abuse of the company
taking personal days away on the weekend from people who already had
them scheduled. The ones who had doctors appointments they needed to
keep are hopefully getting some legal advice!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Hillary Clinton:

Where are you from?   Where (if you did at all) go to school?
Those 2 posts contain some of the most dumbest, ignorant things I've
ever read on this site.

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

Remember to vote republican....we must get the national right to work
act passed. Itís one of the most important things labor needs on the
railroad. These fat fuck, cpap carrying, no pride in the job they do
union men continue to manipulate the new generation of railroaders.
Show some pride for yourself. Remember the company pays you in the
end...I hate to say it but ďthey can do itĒ

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

I think one thing people donít understand is the unions pose a clear and
present danger to the American way of life. Society has been set up for
these organizations to manipulate our ways of life in sequence with the
carrier. Imagine if you had the choice to use your dues the way you
wanted. The old heads, whoís broke asses canít even get off the
engines, carry their cpap machines, have ruined it. Itís time to take
back the railroad.

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

They are qualified to run different track , threw GOOGLE EARTH lol
!?!?!?

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2018

INDIANA CLOSED 
INDIANA 10,236 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. INDIANA 4,585 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. INDIANA 5,651 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. INDIANA 1,087
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
INDIANA BY COUNTY 1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

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

Lloyd


Your right about that but what most csx employees forget is they don't
need to go to their unions when the company is violating state or
federal laws. There are laws protecting workers who are needing time
off for medical treatment and are disciplined for doing so. You don't
have to go through your unions when laws are being broken. People
don't understand this and don't understand their full rights to
whistle blow either. 

MEMMBERS!!!! Quit wasting your time with your unions when your state
and federal rights are violated. CSX is not nor will they ever be
allowed to break state and federal laws that protect their employees. 
The employees do not live and work outside of state and federal laws
just because they work for a railroad!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Law...
That's a great post but when your union works 10 times slower than the
company it's not a fair game.  Why do we have to put up with the
nonsense in the first place?  CSX is probably one of, if not the most
manipulative corporation on the planet.  They twist and change contract
language to their benefit to abuse and intimidate employees.  So while I
support what you're saying, most employees just don't even want the
hassle to fight what they feel is a constant losing battle.

Name: Unified Plan 2020.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2018

The Unified plan 2020 is going to happen friend's.. just posting it so
all railroaders can think ahead be aware and prepare.. All will go to
precision Scheduled railroading.. its all about the OR...operating
ratio... "how much is spent to make 1 dollar profit"...United Parcel
Service were the ones who designed it from the beginning... HH adopted
it for railroad... Union Pacific CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge...
BNSF Norfolk Southern and Canadian National will merge..Kansas City
Southern above the border will be absorbed by 1 of the mega railroads
mentioned above. Kansas City Southern de-mexico will remain
independant.. watch and see friend's this will take place..

Name: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2018

I said on here before at cn and cp they trained office staff and
managers to run the trains. They said it was in case of a strike. But
Hh cut staff so deep they where running the trains with these fast
tracked office staff and managers. They had no field experience just
trained in a simulater. And the company covered up the mistakes and
accidents that where caused by these unskilled operators. I was told
that this would never happen at CSX. Iím waiting to see if Foote will
be desperate enough to train non union people to run the trains because
of short staffing and cuts. Foote has repeated everything so far at CSX
that he and Hh did in Canada. It is  a wait and see time!

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

I canít wait until Uncle Warren comes in here and buys this outfit
out!!!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Fuck you Trainmaster David Benson. You're the dumbest son of a bitch
that I've ever seen.  Fuck CSX for hiring this fool. Fuck your parents
for not aborting you. Dumb Fuck.

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

FLORIDA CLOSED 
FLORIDA 6,093 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. FLORIDA 2,396 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. FLORIDA 3,697 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. FLORIDA 739
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

FLORIDA 739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN OFF CLOSED CROSSINGS BY COUNTY

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

GUNS

What happened to the post that stated that managers have said they are
allowed to carry for protection while they are out in the bushes doing
observation testing and running around in the dark????

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

Crew management spoiler alert
Since I quit 9 months ago I haven't worked a single weekend and
management has not taken any of my personal days out
Get out while you can
And vote Republican too!!

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2018

This regime can fire you for any little thing they want. Started at cp
cn now CSX. If they want to send a message to the masses they can fire
you for the smallest thing. They know you will get your job back, but
to cause you all the agrivation they can and you have to jump threw
many whoops. Itís just CSX flexing there muscles, seen it lots.

Name: safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Karma

Yes you should let someone in the ethics department know that the
supervisor keeps a gun in his/her vehicle on the property. However, you
are most likely wasting your time.

CSX ethics policy preventing work place violence states: Unless you are
authorized by the company, employees shall not bring onto csx premises
any guns, knives, or other dangerous weapons, etc. etc.
 
I have heard supervisors claiming they have the authority to carry
protection in their vehicles to protect themselves while out doing
observation testing, assisting trains in emergency and responding to
derailments is remote areas especially at night. Im sure they will
claim they need then within the terminal while driving around in
secluded areas as well.  It still would not hurt to report that the
supervisor does have one on the property and in his/her vehicle.

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

It is against the rules to have a gun on any csx property. The ethics
department has to do a full investigation if you call and tell them and
they absolutely will not give him a heads up. That's what you need to
do, and these guys are here to intimidate us, knowing he has a gun
while on duty changes that to a threat. If you want rid of the guy,
that'll do, pig. It's easy to get these idiots fired, and that's a
big one. We can't have one. He can't have one.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

GUN

I know I have read a post on here in the past about the same exact
situation. Is this the same guy posting about the same supervisor?
First off, a lot of people carry and its legal with the proper
paperwork. I don't believe it is against company policy to have a gun
locked up in your vehicle. You can not have it on your person while
working or on any locomotive.  If you feel this guy might be a mental
case and has problems you might call the EAP counselor and voice your
concerns about the guy having issues and having access to a gun on the
property. Ask him what he would do.  If the man has issues then it
should be brought to someone's attention.

Name: Gun advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2018

He has it there for when wife tells him she wants a divorce, because of
all the time he is at work. Instead of paying child support and alimony
it is in his car for quick out from problems!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Need some advice guys.  There's this TM where I work that likes to
charge guys with a lot of petty crap.  Thing is he carries a loaded
Pistol in his truck while on duty. As we all know, if we were caught
carrying a gun we would be escorted off the Property. 

  How do I go about getting him escorted off the Property? I'm
confident that if I were to contact the Ethics Hotline or his immediate
supervisor he would be given a heads up and nothing would be done. I
naturally need to do this anonymously as I would be retaliated against.
Any ideas on how to get this POS fired?

Name: RRsdontsellrealestate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2018

What's not "needed" today. Can become very valuable tomorrow. 
What's sold off today can not be replaced.


CSX CEO Jim Foote told the Business Journal after the company's third
quarter earnings call that there was not a geographic or
commodity-specific strategy to the lines the company is looking to
sell. Rather, CSX is selling lines "that don't really fit well with
our network anymore" and lines "that might have strategic value for
CSX, but might be a better fit for someone else," according to Foote.

Name: Glasses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

We had a machinist trouble shooting some power. His glasses fogged up he
lowered the glasses on his face so he could see they fired him. He was
one of the best trouble shooters they had. All these supervisors think
there is a reward for themselves, getting rid of staff. Well they are
digging there own graves. As they cut staff they cut managers,but they
are so rapped up with kissing ass, they canít see the forest for the
trees.

Name: Xtm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Hunter 

Did you not read that last post!!!  Get your head out of your ass. Your
going to be targeted by some ass hole supervisors. 
By the way, these flip trains are on trip rated miles and most of them
are only traveling about 3/4 of the miles they were agreed on but still
getting the full trip rate. So what if you get a second train. Your paid
by agreed rail miles. Quit your bitching. Maybe they'll just say screw
you. We aren't paying them a trip rate of 200 miles when they are only
traveling 170.  So you handle 2 trains. Their home every night, no hotel
and 2 days off and paid extra miles their not traveling!
Worry about being set up! They are bringing the  harrassment back!

Name: Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Watch your backs!!!
 
Overheard a supervisor laughing about the new bulletin that just came
out on wearing your safety glasses. Don't have to have them on if your
in the cab of a locomotive with Windows shut.  Told someone it would be
an easy failure charge. Just walk up to locomotive under the window and
get them to open it. If they don't have their glasses on thenp CHARGE
THEM!  If this isn't another example of harassing horse shit then I
don't know what is.  Someone is going to have to just take this shit
to a lawyer!  These crazy lunatics are just plain evil!

WATCH YOUR BACKS.  DON'T FALL FOR THIS SET UP!  IF THEY WANT TO TALK
THEY CAN COME UP IN THE CAB. JUST IGNORE THEM!

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Floatnfrozencorpseofjackdawson
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Thanks for turning on 2 trains for 1 time ticket you shit stains..i
appreciate you making 27 moves with your train for 1 time ticket..if
you  have problems with any of this take it up with your union..keep
faxing in those seniority moves to open jobs..crew callers will get you
right on there..I'll let you in on a small secret..those fax machines
aren't powered up you mongloids..your unions are trying to take us to
court over this ..by the time that's settled you  will be sold off to
the China Xpress rr..keep going fellas ..I'm guna keep pushing your
fudge in..

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

People on here bitchin about trump and the "top one %" must be to busy
buying  crack and new diesel picks and air boats
Ya...i used my money to buy stock in csuxs and man has it paid off !!!
So get back to the Bernie rally
And b**** about the same s*** you been b**** about since you realized
you couldnt sest in the McDonald's Lobby on your laptop and get paid
you sound like a bunch of clowns

Name: Fish Plate
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Anybody hearing buzz about rr has plan to contract out 75 % of MOW by
2020...?

Name: Bitching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2018

There are always going to be the cry babies on the railroad. Itís the
only place they can really vent. As soon as they get home they turn
into little bitches to scared to say anything in front of wife. Because
she has the balls that rules. A lot of men today act just like little
girls. Bitches.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Me

Who cares what union officers make? I only cared about what I made.
I'll tell you non-union railroaders don't make anywhere near union
railroaders. I worked as an outside contractor for a non union
railroad. Their average was $15-$18 an hour with overtime after 40
hours. I made $20 an hour plus mileage. Healthcare is a voluntary group
policy with pay what you can afford. No company health coverage for
early retirement at 60 years old. No seniority. The list goes on. Take
the time to read the Railway Labor Act to find out the hurdles rail
unions have to put up with. It's gotten worse under Republicans since
Ronald Reagan. 30 years ago we went through massive downsizing, mega
mergers. line closures & sales etc... a lot of us had to transfer to
keep working. What I see today isn't new. Rail unions have always had
their hands tied under the RLA. They still fight the good fight for
contracts. They've kept healthcare costs from skyrocketing. Decent
wage increases. Protecting RRB etc... That alone is worth it's weight
in gold.

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Contract crews

Read the FRA law and your union agreements. Once you have been trained
on a specific territory you have been QUALIFIED!  It doesn't matter if
you don't run on it for 5 years, you still qualified. YOU ARE NOT
CURRENT!  If you didn't take notes or your brain dead and cant
remember around the corner that's your fault. You are entitled to 1-2
trips refresher. You are still Qualified! Unless the territory has
changed or been expanded your still qualified. You don't get put into
qualifying status. That is for new people who have not ever been
trained/qualified on the territory. Read your rules. It states black
and white your will traverse the territory you are subject to work on
to keep yourself CURRENT on the job. If you fail to do so you can be
charged with failure to follow the operating rules. There is no way in
hell that everyone can say they had no opportunity to get on any job on
the territories they cover even if you have to wait 2-3 years to do it.
You make the move and tell a TM that your getting on the job and will
been a pilot run to get yourself current. You people chose not to stay
current. 
Engineers....read fra law 240.231!  If you have already been qualified
your pilot doesn't even have to be an engineer!

Name: Investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Ape 20-30. 


What's your point?  If you work there then what. You a business
professor? How's it going to help you or anyone working right now.
Just create more drama at the work site and with the stock. Just go to
work like people keep saying and get your check.

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

Hereís a thought,    Why doesnít CSX just sell everything .    They
would be better off

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

SO WHAT!

Best post I've seen all week.  You gave him great advice.  Jesus!
These people act like they don't know anything about change or
history. Riding the storms out. I'm old enough to remember 5 man
crews. Then came the 3 man. Then the 2 man. Then the one man who was
running the Tonka Toy engine with his Tonka toy box by himself. Now
that I wasn't sure I would see happen in my time but it has. Its just
a matter of time before they figure out how to get the man out of the
seat on the road. The man standing on the ground outside of the cab
running the Tonka toy is no different. Times are a changing and you
either adapt or drown. You aint got NO SAY over anything. You just got
hot breath coming out on deaf ears. Hope the new cub listened to you.
They don't have a clue how things were. Just hear the old talking and
it sounds like a page out of the railroad history book. They got to
live in the here and the now because that's what they got to know and
learn now! Coupling cars, Pulling cut levers, lacing air hoses, tying
brakes, spotting cars, changing knuckles and air hoses aint rocket
science and its all done the same. A few can be a little harder than
others but it all basic. Ponding the rocks, hot and cold weather, lack
of sleep and crazy schedule and the manual labor is the hardest thing
on all railroaders. Tears the body up. The  rest is just brain work. 
Teach them well and teach them to be safe!

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

WHO CARES!!!
Sell this, close that, move this, move that, reroute trains, union
this, union that! blah blah!
JUST GO TO WORK!   Do you job and at the end of the day fill out your
time ticket and either go home or to the hotel and sleep it off till
you come home and do it again. Save you damn money. Don't buy anything
stupid unless you know you wont have any problems moving on if and when
CSX does what ever their going to do and it succeeds or they fall flat
on their face. Just had a 10 minute conversation with one of the new
guys on the property. He has been training for 4 weeks. He said he has
heard a million times all the doom, gloom and blah blah that he can
take. Told him best advice is to not listen to a single damn one of the
hen house gossip know it all crystal ball moral busters and just keep
coming in, learn what he can, save all his money and plan on something
else if the company tanks or he has to make a major move somewhere else
to continue being a career railroader. IT's LIFE!  No different than
anyone else in their life that works a job that's seasonal or depends
on the economy. Get qualified on everything and make a learning
experience out of it. In the meantime take the money to the bank and
make a few new friends along the way and for gods sake don't listen to
the mouths of the south(management) that come in try and make their
existence seem important. Their just paper pushers. They aren't the
ones really making the railroad run. Just smile, nod and pretend your
interested. Stay alert and safe and go home with everything attached.
Enjoy the ride and save the check!

Name: Your mother
E-mail: Ohbaby@yourmamashouse.org
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2018

Don't hurt yourself typing all the details about the line sales...

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

RR-Jim,

  Go to the US Dept. of Labor and look up what the UTU and BLE General
Chairman and higher are being compensated. Now tell me who they're
truly looking out for.

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

Csx selling off 1100 more miles of track.

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

The rr I worked for reduced staff 65% over thirty years. More people
retired getting pention checks than people working paying into the
plan. The defined pention plan and unions one day will be a thing of
the past. Iíve seen technical changes over the years take away jobs but
at same time increase production. AI is the new threat to labour in the
world. Get your cut of the pie before it is all gone. I donít have a
clue where people are going to work after a robot takes your job.

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

LOL! Trump is anti-union. He wants a federal right to work law. Look at
his history. He closed his Atlantic City casino over a labor dispute.
Over 1000 people lost their jobs, He then stiffed contractors. He filed
bankruptcy and walked away with the money. That's just one example. He
used West Virginia and coal to get votes. Two weeks ago his head of the
EPA announced coal was being placed on the back burner. I don't see
American corporations running back here to manufacture. Just the
opposite because of Trumps tariffs they're heading to Vietnam and
other countries for cheap labor. They'll come back here when American
workers will work for peanuts. Which in my opinion these new jobs at
$10-$12 an hour are close but not close enough.

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

Trump says what everyone thinks. He has done more in his time in office.
Than the eight years Obama was in office. Obama liked to give your tax
dollars away and drove the jobs over seas.  Nice looking future under
trump.

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

We live on a planet called Earth the question is what planet are you
living on and facts yes look at the facts moron I suppose you want the
demon rats to take over and take us back to the Obama Land Experience
right
Keep getting your marching orders from the union that you'll loathe so
much

Name: 3rd gen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 October 2018

Lost my gramma crushed in the caboose sitting on main line. Train be
hind him ran red board, was adentified by wedding ring. Nothing else
left the rr is not a boys club, be safe report safety infractions.

Name: Mamna cant dance
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2018

I think the aess system has flaws. I've 
Noticed a lot of the newer locos numbered in the 3000 and up have a lot
a non compliance tags with DO NOT SHUT DOWN weak batteries. If the
system worked right you wouldn't have these problems???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 October 2018

Red:

Good luck with anyone at the mechanical help desk being able to help
you.  Apu is on old non-referbeshied sd-40 and gp-40 and you will see
very far of those as they have been rebuilt with air start.  Aess is
all ge locos and almost all other emd type engines.  Easiest way to
tell if had apu look on back wall and look for a big yellow button. And
don't trust them because they won't work like they were designed to.

Name: Google
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 October 2018

Red 

Apu-auxiliary power unit. Engine motor shuts down completely. Power
unit provides power for vital functions.

AESS-automatic engine start system. Restarts engine as needed for same
reasons.

Name: Redass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2018

Hogger 
I'm new to this and I'm ashamed to admit it but I'm guilty of not
researching this stuff either. We didn't cover it much in school. 
I'm really not sure what the difference is between an Apu and an aess
system.  We were told we should find info in the cab on what we have
and if the motor is air start we can only start it from inside the cab.
We won't find a way to start them in the outside doors. Old head yard
guys say the APU is an older system they first came out with that's
unreliable and all it does is run warm water through system when it
gets to cold. The aess keeps air pressure up in reservoir and keeps
engine warm as well. I guess i better call the power desk and get some
straight answers. I just hope who I'm talking to is a straight honest
shooter.

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

Loco 
Your right.  That chart in the book is misleading as hell. What's new
with this company. Isolate the units listed in that system bulletin. If
it's going to be below 35 isolate any of them. We think they came up
with a list of engines because alot of people were confused on which
ones you shut down and which ones you dont. I read that rule chart
several times. My take is if it has an aess or any kind of air start
system you just isolate them. If it doesn't then shut them down. I
don't think they got a leg to stand on writing anyone up. A third
grade lawyer could rip those charts and procedures to threads!

Name: Drug testing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2018

Most companies use the piss test to check for drugs. It is the cheapest
way to go for a company. If they do hair test they can go back months.
Everything is out of your system in about four days. Except pot. One
joint can stay in your fat cells for a month. Pot is not water soluble.
You canít  flush pot like you can other drugs. The more fat you have the
longer pot stays in your system. That is why people switched from pot to
harder drugs. Detection times.

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

I value and appreciate your opinion. I was just wondering if anyone had
been through the process? I hope as a friendly or family for 20 or 30 I
understand how it is! Trust me;)  I know railroading is hard on the
whole family and friends trust me but I didnít ask your opinion of a
railroader! I ask if any one knew the process? 
Thank you again

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 October 2018

Hoggers  

I talked to mechanical desk and they said there was a big difference
between the AESS and APU system. Not the same. That's why they have so
much trouble with the APU. Said I should just follow chart in our rules
book best I can when shutting down engines left unattended.
There's a bulletin out that's clear on what model engines with AESS
we don't shut down and just isolate. Doesn't say one word about APU
units. The chart in the rule book is confusing as hell. It contradicts
itself on handling locomotives and unattended shut down. They just
wrote up an engineer for shutting down an old junk yard engine with apu
when he was leaving it for the night. It was supposed to be above 35. 
The shut down decision chart said shut it down(5401.2). It wasn't
listed on the bulletin to just isolate.
 The locomotive decision handling chart(5401.3) says isolate AESS not
APU engines that your LEAVING UNATTENDED! The kicker is this chart says
comply with it if locomotives are in the care of the locomotive
operator. If your leaving them behind and tied down and your not coming
back they're not in your care anymore!
This is just a bunch of bull crap misprinted information that's
confusing as hell. Now someone is wrote up for it. Has anyone had a
straight answer in writing from anyone on this crap. How can anyone be
expected to follow rules written like this. For now I'm not doing
anything unless I have an engine listed in the system bulletin without
talking to a supervisor and getting their orders. If I'm in an
industry outlawed and leaving the engines behind they can call me on
the radio or chief can order me to leave it running or shut it down.  
I'm not touching anything now that they wrote someone up. This crap
never ends!

Name: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2018

Before the cell phone the company always went out there way to get a
hold of employee in an emergency. When you have to see a guy cut in
half with your own eyes. Because he was on his cell phone and was ran
over, he was not fitted for a rr job where you have to be on the ball
at all times. It costs people there lives every day, and people on and
off the rr are warned all the time about being distracted. Tell a
employees wife and kids that you had to answer an important text,
thatís why her husband is dead. If you are one of these distracted rr
people, I hope they fire you before it is too late.

Name: AGREE
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Death angel

Your stupid as hell. If it was a young newbie you can bet he was just
looking for text from him piece or business on the side. If he has
something serious going on in his family he could have said something
about it.  The guy was right. T&E got to have their phones off ALL THE
TIME while on a train and cant use it for person bus. unless they get
off and walk 25 feet away. I have only seen one guy get off and walk 25
feet away to make a call and it was serious family business. Funny how
having to get off in shitty weather or late at night stops the use of
the phone. Got to wonder just how in the hell we all survived before
they came up with cell phones. the work got done and people paid
attention to their damn jobs!

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

Youíre a punk. This guy may have had a sick family member or something.
I hope you die a horrible death. People like you need to rot in Hell.
Railroaders need a way to escape the mental Hell that we endure. I hope
this guy finds you and kicks the Hell out of you.. Bitch





: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

I have had to train a lot of the newbies,and one thing I found is they
cannot be away from there phone. I made one guy put his phone in his
locker. While we where inspecting a train. He would say I have to use
the bathroom and go and come back. The third time he did this, I
followed him he was checking his phone. I went to supervisor ratted
him
out and they fired him. We donít need people like that working on the
rr
there head is not in the game and could get people killed. The newbies
still doing it today they are addicted to there cell phones and it is
going to cost them or someone elseís there life

Name: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

I have had to train a lot of the newbies,and one thing I found is they
cannot be away from there phone. I made one guy put his phone in his
locker. While we where inspecting a train. He would say I have to use
the bathroom and go and come back. The third time he did this, I
followed him he was checking his phone. I went to supervisor ratted him
out and they fired him. We donít need people like that working on the rr
there head is not in the game and could get people killed. The newbies
still doing it today they are addicted to there cell phones and it is
going to cost them or someone elseís there life.

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

Screw the company : and all the "ASS Kicking company spy....!!

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2018

Hillary 

You just admitted your not only a suck but a bitch as well. Go ahead.
Come in and do as your told little boy. I'm sure they know they can
count on you for yes sir, no sir. I pay my hard earned dues money just
for you. Yeap....real good fight!

Stand your ground brothers. Defend your agreement. You got rules but so
do they. Use them to your advantage when their pissing on your
agreement.

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

There are so many rules and regulations on the rr. You donít have to try
and screw the company. You just have to do your due diligence , for
example call up the car department to drive the train for air leaks if
you donít have proper air pressure. Your doing your job safely, donít
leave town without the proper paper work. Ie:brake test information
etc. But once you start you have to be consistent and do your due
diligence. They cannot fire you for following the work rules set out by
the company and goverment. Get away from I just want to get home, I will
do and take anything. My 35 years on the rr employees are there own
worst enemies.

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

Iv never seen such a bunch of pussies as I have in T&E. All I hear is
"its against the contract", "they cant make me do it", and the
famous "I will rulebook them to death". guess what? Its their
company! Suck it up or quit! Bunch of damn bitches....I come to work,
do what I got to do, and go home safe everyday. I don't get bothered
by management because I do what I'm suppose to. I don't suck their
dick, I just get the job done...like a MAN with SELF RESPECT! Not one
of these broke ass old heads that cries because he has to wear boots,
pussies.

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

Folks,   The writing is right here and black and white!!         



NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Union Pacific Railroad plans on eliminating
475 positions by December. Two-hundred contractor positions will be
eliminated too. UPRR is calling it organizational changes.

Corporate Spokesperson Raquel Espinoza says the information was
communicated with employees today (Tuesday).	The company will eliminate
five service units, including the facility in Denver.The impacted
positions are in various locations across the UP system.

This is the first of what likely will be additional workforce reduction
initiatives through 2020. U.P. Chairman Lance Fritz says workforce
reductions are "extremely difficult decisions to make because we
recognize the impact they have on families, friends and co-workers."

Specifically in the memo, the company outlined:
ē Consolidating the Operating Department from three regions to two. The
organization will consist of the Northern Region and Southern Region.
ē Eliminating five service units as part of the overall Operating
consolidation, with work being folded into the remaining service units.
The eliminated service units are Denver, Livonia, St. Louis, Sunset and
Twin Cities. 
ē Centralizing regional Engineering to form a single Engineering
organization focused on driving networkwide strategies to increase
construction, inspection and maintenance efficiencies.
ē Transferring the Customer Care and Support (CC&S) function from
Marketing and Sales to Operating. While the current structure is a
strong conduit between UPís customers and the Operating teams in the
field, this realignment will streamline two-way communications with
customers and lead to faster service-issue resolutions.


Selma Farm, UPís business, conference and hospitality property located
about 45 minutes south of St. Louis, will close. The company acquired
Selma Farm as part of the 1986 Missouri Pacific merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2018

UP laying off 500 salary and 200 contractors... UP will merge with
CSX..2020

Name: Clay walker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2018

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4213225-csx-peaked sell sell sell
sell!!!!!!

Name: dontcare
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Hogger

I don't care!  Havent given a shit for along time.  They only got me
working for 12 hours. If Im stuck out on a train they can leave me
there till the cows come home if Im on overtime. They can cry and bitch
and point fingers all they want, I know I haven't done anything they
can blame on me and make stick. In fact I have learned to use the radio
to my advantage. They screw up I always make sure someone hears about
it. I report everything. If I got the opportunity to turn it around on
someone higher up the food chain you bet your arss I do. If I go down
so does someone else and he's going to have a white collar. All's
good as long as they stay away from me and keep their mouths shut.
Start putting the shit on me Im not going to be stinking alone!  LOL!

Name: Money hook
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Money and pention plan is the hook to staying on the railway. The
coldest I worked in was minus 55 c. And the morons tried to run long
trains, because they thought it was nice outside like it was in there
office. We let a train charge for nine hours before they would let us
reduce the amount of cars so we could build enough air. Thatís how
stubborn these office people are. But we got paid anyways then went
home. We did what we where told, and thatís all you have to do. Do your
time get your check go home!

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

Conductor 30

How many trips did you have this pay period that weren't a joke from
hell. How many good trips have you had this month? Nothing wrong.
Nothing screwed up. Nothing broke down. Not underpowered? Train not
built for hours while you wait. Didn't sit in the crew room for 2
hours waiting for your train because they called you too early. I have
had one good trip in 3 weeks. ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING! Its been this way
for the last 15 years. Who do you think took over conrail and turned it
into a joke HMMM. MY GOD!  How many years is it going to take for this
company to get their heads out of their asses and pay attention to what
is going on!

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

conditioned & Not Normal,

Bitching & complaining is actually pretty normal behavior for a RRer.

Not all things are bad. Just that it's rare to read about good.  

Many of us deal with all the issues account been at it a while - and
where else we gonna go?   Hassles are the price we pay for the career
lifestyle chosen.    

Anyone who has too much trouble with the way things are is free to
leave.

Name: Josh Maurer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2018

I sure do miss all my csx buddies

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Vote Republican, Vote for the National Right To Work ACT. Need to stop
paying dues and kicking up like were the mob. No one gets a thing in
return for our money. The old heads ruined it for us, not the railroad.
If you think otherwise your retarded. Oh, by the way....lets mark off
union business. Oh, wait, I'm not in the old head gang. At least I can
still get on and off the engine without looking like a bitch.

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

Not normal

Yes, it would sound like that to you if you never worked in the
environment that railroaders work it.  It is a production business. Its
all about building and moving freight across the country and to the
customers as fast as humanly possible. It is about men/women pounding
the rocks all year round in all kinds of weather. The yard crews are
exposed to every kind of element known. The road crews are stuck in
hotels away from their families for up to 40 hours at a time several
days a week. Live out of a travel bag. Other railroaders become their
second family. There is no such thing as a regular weekend or a regular
schedule like normal people. Imagine being first out on a list of
workers to be called to come to work and they screw around with the
train schedule all day long leaving you stuck at home waiting for the
phone to ring. Your restricted to what you do or where you go because
you never know when that phone is going to ring. 

Now imagine having a manager standing behind you running his mouth
because your train hasn't left in his insane one hour rule that he
knows for a fact is just a major joke that can not happen most of the
time but you are the one who he thinks is going to make him look bad to
his intimidating bosses. He has no one to blame but himself and the
inept system they have but you are the shit at the bottom of the hill.
Lets blame it all on the crews.
Imagine sitting on a train for 5 hours waiting for a ride after you
have already ran out of time to work by Federal laws(12 hrs.) because
someone forgot to call you a ride. Imagine getting paperwork for your
train that doesn't even have the cars in your train on it. WTF! How
can anyone send you paperwork for your train and not even have the
train on it!!!!  Imagine a chief telling you to break a federal law or
ignore rules and regulations because he has no idea what the rules are.
Imagine the chief asking what rule he is violating and asking you to
look it up for him. Lets not forget dispatcher who don't do proper job
briefings and don't even know that your out there or your train has
even been called to run!
Imagine having a manager stand right in front of your face and order
you to do something that is a clear outright violation of your union
agreement after you showed the idiot the rule in writing. He stands
there and tells you to do it or your charged with insubordination and
go take it up with your union rep.
Imagine being called and woke up all night when the company is short of
people to work because the CEO was a stupid idiot and put half the
workers on the street. Crew callers threatening you on the phone if you
don't take a call that you don't have too. Imagine getting your pay
check and finding that over 500.00 bucks of your pay has been denied by
payroll because the idiots say its not part of your union agreement when
it is written in black and white. Put in a claim and if your lucky get
your money in a year. Have you ever worked for a company that did
nothing but spend half their time trying to figure out a way to keep
you from getting reasonable days off and punish you for going to the
doctor even when you have a written statement from your doctor that you
were there and were treated. Have you ever worked for a company that had
absolutely no paid sick days? Doesn't cost them a dime for you to take
a day to go see your doctor but punish you for doing so? 
So why do we do this to ourselves. The money that we can get. Its good
if you sell your soul and give them every free moment of your lives. We
have good medical insurance even  though it just keeps getting more
expensive every time we negotiate our union agreements that don't get
honored half the time anyway. Why do we do it?  I guess your right!  We
are all just nut jobs but then someone has to do it!

Name: Not Normal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2018

You people are the most dysfunctional group of mentally insane socio
psychopaths in any company in America. Only the nutters locked up in
high security prisons have you beat.  But not by much.  This site is
the meeting ground for the all the railroad crazies to spew their
hatred and vitriolic anger for everyone and anyone for the whole world
to see.   If that was the siteís goal, you have succeeded beyond your
wildest dreams.  The railroad sounds like it is the worst place outside
of Hell to work.  Which is probably why there are so many whackos who
work there. Your ALL way beyond help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Yeah, why not/ WTH?  Most, if not all, yardmasters act\operate
like they're big important power wielding bosses anyway.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Lower level management has indeed destroyed this company. Trainmasters
need to be removed from this company. We blame Upper management that
knows about the problems but refuses to do anything about them.
Yardmaster's already do the Trainmasters jobs anyway. Give the
Yardmaster's 40 bucks on the day and eliminate the Trainmasters. This
would save the company millions. Sit back an watch the stock raise.
Problem solved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Guy's : Dont You in believe....in all honesty If the Union's were not
in the way the Company would gladly be more generous to You Gentleman..
Just words for thought. YYou guys be safe.....

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

As of October 19th CSX is hiring 15 conductors in Nashville

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Jackazzmaster, i quit 9 months ago.
Your not competent to tell me what to do
Moron. Keep dreaming in your head about how your a big shot
I just hope more people realize what a shit hole that place is so they
can quit and move on to a better life without having to deal with
morons like you

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Im in management listen up we are the boss you guys and gals work under
us.you will do what we say or else you will be looking for another job.

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Utublowswods.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Let's strike .. I'm ready...sick out... something ..too bad rrer balls
are the size of snowflakes..I've seen 59 year old s running scared from
28 year old manager s lmao..

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Seen it : tell u what i gonna do about it...slap the shit out of the
next ass kisser i see... want take long!!!

Name: SEENIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

FACTS!!!!

The cold hard facts are that not a single one of you will stand
together. It hasn't been done in years. the last time anyone took a
stand was when the unions got involved with a disagreement on the
members organizing rights. They saw an opportunity to step in and act
like they were saving the day when it fact is was a few handful of men
who got the whole ball rolling and the situation out in the press. When
the union actually starting doing their job the members started to grow
a pair and step up to the plate. The union hasn't and will never do
anything the members want unless they all scream bloody murder and
threaten to take it to the media. Those days of having a pair is over!

Second, you cant strike so stop the stupid ignorant post about it. You
all know that no will stick together on that either. Its a lost cause.
It has now become a one for one workplace and no one cares what happens
to anyone else as long as they get what they want. The best example are
the cry baby hypocrites who scream and cry "My rights were violated!
They cant do that! Its against the agreement!"
Then the very next day they violate the agreement themselves to get
what they want. Work when they aren't supposed to. Run around other
men to get better trains. Call crew management and get their times
manipulated to get back out right on their rest when they aren't
supposed to be working. The list goes on. These pukes are the downfall
of the union agreement. The supervisors all know there is always
someone who will bend over for them for the almighty dollar and break
their own agreement for it. They don't care because they know if they
cant find a suck to do the work for them they can just force someone
else to do the dirty work and tell them if they got a problem with it
take it to their LC and file a claim. In the meantime, do what your
told or face insubordination.
You know that's the truth. You know what Im saying is the truth, whole
truth and nothing but the truth. The only thing you can do is follow the
rules to a tee and force management to do the same. Report violations to
the  FRA, OSHA, state and local offices, health department, EPA or any
other office that laws are being broken. Make them follow the rules and
laws. Don't use your cell phone for company business. You know you are
not supposed to. You know who you are! You know when your on that phone
and violating the laws. You do it for what reason? To suck up and look
good to management or because it is making something more convenient
for you. 
Face it people. Railroading is not about the family anymore. It isn't
about sticking together and standing up for everyone's rights. Its
about ME ME ME! So just what do any of you plan on doing about it

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Sounds like your still wet behind your ears. Csux makes money on
accident 
If they happen to not make enough...
They just fxxx the customer harder to make up the difference. Me,you or
anyone else don't make a difference. 
Its a shit hole company 
Don't waste your time there 
Thinking your going to make a
Difference.
Don't get caught up in the seniority racket and all the other s***
covered carrots they put in the front of you

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

CockSuckers out in Eville tonite.

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2018

Yes ape is right, this regime will use and abuse you managers. Then shit
you out, I witnessed this at cpr on a weekly bases. You managers think
your the backbone of CSX , a word of caution when they tell you to
clean your desk out and you get escorted off the property you will see
realityís of this regime. They eat there own!

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

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

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

JEEEZ.....DEEZ.  


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

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

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

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

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

News Tm...


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

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

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

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

who gives a fuck. just get paid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You should attend the next Bernie Sanders rally

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

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

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

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

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

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

CORPORATE.....LYING MOLE


ROGUE....REALLY IDIOT???


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

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

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

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

Union Pacific and CSX will merge...

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

Get rid of the hedge fund peeps!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Withholding money,

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

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

NEWBIES


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEBMASTER!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loco,

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

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

ape 20-30

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

Do you have any words of wisdom on that one?

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

Cocksuckers in Eville tonite. Watch your backs.

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

Cond 1-10 years.

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

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

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

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

hangover


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



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

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

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

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

Crews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spies in Louisville tonight!

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

OTHERMOLE

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Brothers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BLAH BLAH BLAH 

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

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

TM

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

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

Tarainmaster 

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

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

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

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

Trainmasters/PTI drivers/janitors/coffee makers/dicksuckers

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

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

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

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

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

5.parking meters installed system wide

6.use of KOA campgrounds in lieu of hotels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reckless 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nastyville sucks

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

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

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

Whoever this guy is, he was a Marine

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

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

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

Why is Evansville screwed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APE


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

lesson 101


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

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

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

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

Corp

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

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

?

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

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

News


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

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

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

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

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

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

Crews

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

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

WOW!

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

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

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

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

YOU TEE YOU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

than the earnings of their assignment. 

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

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

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

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

Jamie C Modesitt - UTU B&O NMAD GCA

JASON Floyd - CSX Director Labor Relations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conductors

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

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

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

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

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

UP Accident:

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

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

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

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

HA! HA!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crews. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Small stuff

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

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

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

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

Nothing happened.  Today was a great day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ape 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOOTE 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ben Dover,

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

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

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

WATCH???

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

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

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

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

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

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

REALLY???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New hires

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brothers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To CONDUCTOR WHO LIKES BEER

Report to jail immediately.  

The SBI will investigate.

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

Real Workers


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

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

I drank beer I like beer

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Rogue

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

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

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

You guys just vote TRUMP 2020...

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

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

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

Thank you Captain!

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

Captain/hearhear

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

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

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

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

HEAR HEAR!!

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


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

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

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

Captain

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

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

CAPTAIN:

Donít panic.  Call Batman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Future

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

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

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

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

They can do That

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

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

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

Hyperloop will be the demise of railroads.

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

Hello Suckie SX.  Many greetings. 

We buy you railroad SUCKIE SX. 

You no good .  You fired. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking for volunteers - CSX FIRE DEPARTMENT.

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

Ineligible: current or former Officers, or exempt employees.

Educational requirements:  HS Diploma

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

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

CSX 

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

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

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

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

Oprd 

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

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

Crew members 

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

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

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

Members 

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

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

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

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

I worked on the RR FOR 42 years. 

Unions were ok in the beginning then went turncoat. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You cannot by any stretch of the imagination independently represent
anyone while at the same time getting the lionís share of your income
from the railroad.  

Try, just donít try too hard or you WILL  find yourself unemployed. 
And, no longer a union rep.

87% claim success rate??  Tell that to the 100,000 railroad workers who
lost their jobs in the last 25 years. 

The few who are left are close behind. Thanks to terrible negotiating
and payoffs to Union officials. Donít bother denying it. Itís a fact.
Goes on all the time I all unionized industries.  Including the
raiload. 

The only thing the Union does nowadays is assist the Raiload with
ďcontractualĒ 
measured attrition, enough to keep the trains moving while appeasing
the remaining survivors with crumbs ....until they too are history. 

The Union of today is NOT the Union of old. Not even close. Whether we
like it or not the Company owns us.  Deal with it, live with Truth or
in Denial, or go get a job on the sandwich truck and stick your head in
a hole.

Name: Cypress Hill ....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2018

Roll it up light it up.....smoke it up.....exhale

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2018

When Hh took over CP he fired people for any little thing, his managers
where given the power to fire anyone on the spot without getting
confirmation from labour relation of cp. 87 percent of employee that
where fired where returned to work with back pay, by an arbitrator. The
arbitrator seen the pattern of the company, for wrongful discipline. The
union did a very good job for the membership. These people that trash
the union are not, familiar with the system in my view. In the end
firing people with out cause is just bulling members, to instill fear,
instead of honouring the collective agreement. If you dislike the union
shop that much go work in the private sector. You live in one of the
most free counties in the world. If you hate your job that much maybe
its  time for a change.

Name: To conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2018

Listening to your scenerio about hogger representing the conductor. The
engineer if off the clock is paid by the union. At a local level the
rep is a witness to the statement and can guide the employee thatís on
the mat with advice. If that conductor is fired now his case is dealt
with at the national level, and by law the union has to represent that
member. And the national union rep. Is not paid by the company,he is
paid by the union dues. And most cases go in front of an arbitrator who
makes the final decisions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2018

When forming your opinion of the Union, keep in mind that ALL of your
local reps are COMPANY  employees.  And, many regional and national
officers are also railroad employees. 

So, who do you think the union represents, all of them being on the
Company payroll?
So letís say your an engineer and a union rep. As an engineer you go to
a hearing and represent  conductor Harris, on a claim or a disciplinary
matter, a man  whom the Company Trainmaster and Superintendant really
really despise and want to fire.   You think that rep is gonna save
Harrisís ass and risk the wrath of the Company....the very same company
who holds the engineerís livelihood  by the throat. How easy is it for
the company to make that reps life miserable if it wants. How tight is
the rep and the Trainmaster and the Super??  How do you think that rep
became a rep in the first place.? 

If you think the Union is your friend and fiercely battles with the
Company,  your either politically neutered, or you live in La La Land. 


The Union IS the Company.  In todayís world they are present to control
you.  Keep you in line. The are the surrogate proxy for the company to
keep you from striking and thinking about  other important matters
...like benefits that provide re-training, education, paying for
classes/instruction to give you a chance at getting another good job if
yours is phasing out.   That is simply not going to happen under the
present  Union - Company relationship.  

Itís been going on for a long long time.  The Union is a corporate
proxy puppet of the 20th century that stopped representing the working
man and woman back in the 60ís. 

And it has gotten more and more pathetic as the decades rolled by.
Today we are run by the Hoffa group, who doesnot in any way represent
us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2018

There's a dumbass in Terre Haute who thinks he's a trainmaster.  I
know for a fact that piece of shit wont be here much longer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2018

It is true the engineers have benefited for decades from the contracts
to the detriment of everyone else.  

So itís time to repay our debt.  Trains donít run without engineers.

Remember that when the time comes.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

Foote and mantle still will cut many more jobs till end of 2020, or
mantle could just bail once they figure the shares have peaked. With
this regime itís not about running a railroad. Itís about how much
money they can get out of CSX then leave.  I donít think a lot of you
understand that. Employees rights infrastructure customers, is
secondary with this regime. Your not going to fix anything with a hedge
fund group they are raiders of capital, then they move onto next victim
company.

Name: tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Just thought I would share this article concerning csx and NC flooding
before hurricane Florence hit.
 
Don't these idiot people know we have to move trains at no cost!

https://www.wral.com/lawsuit-filed-against-csx-over-lumberton-levee/17873134/

Name: Committee 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

I think the union for every craft should have a committee to start at
page 1 of the collective agreement, and find these sucker words in the
contract. Then go to labour relations and try to get, the wording
amended. If CSX does not want to address it. Then the union can tell
CSX it will be on the table the next contract. And could be the
difference of getting new contract or not. But dealing with the Foote
regime is going to be very difficult, mantle and gang have no respect
for agreements unless it benefits the company.  They want the union to
do all the giving and CSX will do all the taking.Its an uphill fight
with Foote and friends.  They canít move a train without the worker
beeís, down the road maybe time to play hard ball.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Xlc The sucker words are put in to leave things to a matter of
interpretation.  Which normally sides with the company.  The unions
biggest problem is having conductors and engineers etc. who think they
are attorneys.  Most only take the job to move into management or for
the time off.  Plus, all the higher up union positions pay over 100k
for doing who knows what.  We probably could have had the CN type
contract by now, but do you really think the union heads want it?

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Brothers


That last post said it all. Did he not say at his LC training he was
told to watch out for "Sucker" words? Why in the hell are they in the
agreement in the first place. The International reps know how these are
being written. They should never be in the agreements in the first
place. SO what does that tell you. Is our unions fighting in the best
interest of the members. HELL NO!  They are horse trading with the
carrier. This is nothing more than swindling and treating your members
like idiots and pawns in their game to get what ever kick back they can
get. Its like a crooked divorce lawyer throwing in small print to screw
the other party, except it is the union members getting the screw job.
I don't know about you, but its about time we all got together and
demanded our unions clean up the agreements and represent us by federal
laws...To the fullest extent possible! They take our money every month
from us and we have a right to demand they write up agreements without
loop holes and protect us in our workplace.  What the hell!!! The last
guy said he was told to look for sucker words. The Local chairman need
to come together as a group and demand the Unions clean up the
agreements.  This is just a total crock of crap!

Name: To eng and brothers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

My thirty five years on the rr,year after year there where sucker words
in every collective agreement. When I took my LC training I was told to
watch out for sucker words. But then every contract the members vote to
accept the contract with all the sucker words threw out the agreement.
If the membership  told the company and union we will not vote until
these sucker words are amended and removed from the collective
agreement. But as usual the company puts a prize at the start of
negotiations, and everyone focuses on the prize. It is the membership
that votes these contracts in, because no one reads the agreements or
cares. There are forms to fill out to amend this language but again no
one cares. They just want the prize then they read the agreement only
when they are affected by it. And are amazed the language still stands
in the agreement. Demand changes before you sign off on the agreement
or nothing changes.  The membership holds all the power, if you are all
on the same page.

Name: eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Brothers


I hate to say this but the union has a lot more to do with this
continuation of violating the agreements. When claims are put in for a
certain violation and the company agrees to pay the claim they are In
so many words admitting they knew they were wrong and should not do the
same action again. Do they stop?  No! They wait till it cools down then
they find a way to start it up again or look for some loop hole wording
in the agreement that allows then to pull the same shit. They just come
up with some bogus crap that another article allows them to do it. What
we need is to get our own lawyers and go after the unions for not
negotiating and enforcing our agreements in our best interest and to be
made whole. We need to clean up the language in our agreements. Get rid
of articles that conflict with each other. The engineer agreement has
several. One example is where the agreement says engineers on pools are
not to be use as locals or switching jobs, then another article says
they can be called for any class of service as long as they are paid
the highest rate of pay for service performed.  This kind of loop hole
wording is put in there to help out the company. It is not in the best
interest of the members. If they get rid of the loop holes they would
have to increase the extra boards to cover vacancies and all extra
work. I'm sick of a sloppy agreement. I'm sick of the loop holes. We
need our agreements cleaned up and actually made black and white. Get
rid of these gray areas once and for all. Until this is done we are
going to get no where. I called the UTU home office awhile back and
they told me they had 4 filing cabinets of back articles and side
letters. I wanted them on disc and told them it was my right to have a
copy of these letters. It is in the federal laws that I can have a
copy. They just laughed at me and told me if I wanted to see something
call my LC and have him put in a request. This is bullshit. Those
letters need to be reduced and all loop holes removed. Its time to
clean our agreements up. Get rid of the crap. Start clean and fresh
with an agreement we can all understand and know exactly what is in
writing. But then we wouldn't need an LC to represent us. We would
know exactly what they were violating and there would be no arguments
as to what they were doing. The unions don't want the members having
that kind of power.

Name: Rr past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

In the past most rr where passionate about there job. Did not matter
what craft you where in. People looked forward to going to work in a
friendly environment. Now that these hedge fund people take over they
have destroyed a hundred year culture and rule threw fear and
intimidation, and accept there way as normal.  Shame on the ceo and his
henchmen, Iím a strong believer in Karma it works in mysterious ways.
You have created an atmosphere where no one cares other than putting in
a shift without getting fired, and the employees will not forget how you
have treated them.

Name: Conductor 30+
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

30+ conductor your just a manager scared of claims and grievances put in
on your watch, that is why your anti union!!!!

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

CSX still has to address all the claims before them, time and energy.
Your lucky you are happy with the way things are if you never have to
submit one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Yeah we had a conductor who filed all those stupid mindless claims.  For
years and years and years.  NONE GOT PAID. ZIP.ZERO.NADA. NONE.   These
illusory claims are toilet paper for the RR.   There are a gravy train
for the union to ďhandleĒ.  And charge you another additional $10 a
month in dues.  Talk about lunacy.  And stupidity.  
DRINK THE KOOLAID!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2018

Your 12 dollar late minutes claim, your 1.50 I.d. claim, your doubled
out claim, your called outside call window claim, even your 8 hour
claim for being held over is not going to "teach" the company
anything. You have to be kidding! This company has an average of around
33 million dollars per day in revenue! Your claims ain't teaching them
a damn thing. Remember they gave a 3/4 dead  guy 84 million to run the
place.

Name: Behaviour modification 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Thatís right folks keep filing grievances and claims. Maybe management
might get the message to stop violating our contracts, and change there
disrespectful behaviour towards the membership. We are the hard working
backbone of this company. Until they start being good boys and girls,
keep putting those claims and grievances in. Paper is cheap these days
we wonít run out.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

$$$$$

Its the same crap over and over on here. How many times does the
international reps have to say that claims are not for the members to
supplement their income. In fact, it would be better if no one got a
dime and all the money that the company had to pay as fines(punishment)
would go to the homeless children or something more worth while than the
members getting a few bucks out of it. Everyone one of you who bitch
because you don't get "PAID" don't get that it's not part of your
pay. Its a fine that is submitted to the member who was violated. Lets
see how many of you put in claims to teach the company a lesson if you
had to put the money some where else. Bet over 3/4 of you wouldn't.
You don't care about the violation. You just care about getting a few
extra bucks. If you didn't then you would swamp the company with
claims every time they sneeze wrong. I've heard it a million times...
why put in a claim, I'm not going to get paid anyway. Its not about
you getting a damn dime. Its about blowing the whistle on these
turncoats. Its about starting a paper trail of their deliberate and
malicious violations. Its about ratting the violators out. You want
your work agreement honored then put in the claims and quit worrying so
much about lining your pockets!

Name: Read here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Well buddy in my thirty five years on rr I was fired once and held out
of service twice. The union got my job back and the times I was held
out, I was paid in full for my lost wages. My cost a few dollars a
month. I got more back from the union than I paid in. Now if I was in
the private sector and had to hire a lawyer would of cost me thousands
of dollars to represent me will no guarantees of the out come. If you
do not like paying union dues go work in the private sector pal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2018

READ.

The Union contract may be black and white, but your claims have to go
thru that very tight sphincter muscle called the Union. 

You gave up all your rights to Jimmy Jones. 

And drank the kool aid. 

Good luck with those claims!!!

Name: Dumb & Dumber
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Help the Union.🤪

Sure.  The idiot squad.

Name: Help your union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If the company is violating the same things with members file a
grievance or claim. When everyone that files and the union goes to
arbitration with a pile of grievances for the same thing. The
arbitrator sees that the company is purposely doing this to the
members. It is not just an honest mistake done to a few. If CSX is
purposely doing this and the union shows proof by the large number of
grievances it is an easy win for the membership.  So do this every
single time your violated put in grievance or claim.  The union can not
defend you on hear say.

Name: Read 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Everyone has access to a copy of the collective agreement. It is black
and white what you are entitled to For the length of your contract. If
you have a grievance go to your LC or shop steward and they will help
you file a grievance. Once you give the grievance to the union, the
union owns the grievance. It takes time for the union to get a meeting
to address your issue with the company. If there is no progress make
with a manager over your grievance. It is pushed to the next step, like
arbitration. This does not happen over night, if a judgement is made in
your favour you will be made whole. Priorities for union is people that
are fired. They try to get member back to work asap. But you have to
file a grievance to be heard. Remember the company with this regime is
trying to overwhelm the union by burying them in paper. That is why the
company is dening everything to bog the union down. So they donít have
to pay on this regimes watch.  If your contract has been violated and
it goes to arbitration and you win it could take some time to see your
money but you will be made whole. Rome was not built in a day.

Name: Barlow Sims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Brothers, the inward facing camera era is upon us and there are guys
charged with playing games and looking at porn on their phones. I'm
sure some of you will blame the union for this but its all our fault.
We are all too self centered to stop and look around and see what is
happening. In the next round of contract talks the carriers will show
our Unions a full feature movie of all us asleep and looking at this
website. Also a reader and poster on this site has proven himself to be
a rat and snitch. Enjoy being fired punk 

Barlow Sims, Long Pool Conductor

Name: CSX hipe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

A lot of times a company will announce they are making more cuts without
details , just to bait and make shareholders feel good.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2018

9 dollars is 9 dollars

Name: Strike fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If your layed off or furloughed the union will never take money from the
strike fund to pay you. For example say the cops are on strike and are
represented by teamsters. They might transfer strike money from one
teamster union to another just to keep the fight going. And when there
is a strike that goes for a while so does the money go fast. Union
workers make on average thirty percent more in wages and fifty percent
more in benefits than a non union employee. You pay home insurance, for
disasters etc. Your union dues protect you in certain issues. It cost
thousands to take a case to arbitration to get your job back if your
fired for example. I paid for thirty five years got my monies worth
after they got my job back from being fired.

Name: Strike fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

The union I pay into they take 10 percent of money collected goes into
strike fund. We are 300000 strong last I heard we had 148 million $$ in
fund. Last time we went on strike we got 300.00 a week.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

My Class I RR WENT INTO A LONG AND PAINFUL DEATH SPIRAL TO A BANKRUPT
MERGER.  

The blood letting and back stabbing was relentless as everyone tried to
save their own asses.  In the end, everyone took a bullet except the
chairman who got the traditional golden parachute.   

Union reps bailed and took company jobs as payoffs for screwing over
the rank and file out of their Washington Agreement severance
payments.

The whole thing was gruesome and stunk to high heaven. People committed
suicide. And murder.  Others were caught trying to embezzle millions.
Some got away. It was a shitstorm of  craziness.  

I went back to school and at 65 years old with not a penny to my name,
got a computer degree at night school with a wife and three kids at my
side. It was tough, but as the saying goes when the going gets tough
the tough get going.  

So my advice is look in the mirror and ask yourself where you want to
10 years from now....

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If you get layed off collect benefits till they run out then look for a
job. Do not take your pention benefits out of the plan. I waited three
years for recall I worked other jobs till then. They are going to make
cuts to prop up numbers for share holders. But they will recall. Did
same thing at other rr that hedge fund raiders took control of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

DEEP CUTS ARE COMING IN LOUISVILLE!!! Better get those resumes updated
and start applying now!!! If you wait then all your CSX buddies that
get cut at the same time might fill up all the available good jobs in
Louisville. I've been told by a reliable source that within a month it
will be cut so deep that the yard extra board will be nothing but 10
year plus guys. Engineers are about to get cut back too but it won't
be too deep so I'm told.

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

PR 

You forgot to mention that he also emphasized the importance of
"weeding out the nonbelievers!"
A lot of supervisors got the hatchet over that one!

Amen brother. Toss those nonbelieving heathens to the streets! Cleanse
all those defiant souls. Bring them to see their evil ways.

No one makes it to the top, especially Harrison without crushing some
souls and stepping on someone else. Just pray(no pun intended) that
Foote saw the light a little different and has decided to be more
"Godly" and a little less tyrannical. God says do unto those as you
would have them do unto you!

Name: Fatass Joe (POS)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

You boys and girls aren't suppose to know about the $10.00 dues
increase proposed by the CSX General Chairman Jamie Modesitt. If
inquiring minds wanna know you can ask your Local Chairman to see the
letter Mr. Modesitt e-mailed them a couple of weeks ago. 

  All local chairman will cast a yes or no vote as to whether or not it
is approved.  I don't think most of the members have a clue how much
money this General Committee is costing it's members annually because
they don't want the bid system for conductors. Educate yourself folks,
look at what the BLE-T negotiated for the Engineers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Conductor.

ďTOO MANY UNION MEMBERS VOTE FOR UNION REPS WHO NO LONGER WORK FOR THE
WORKING MAN.Ē

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Not everyone who now works for a RR Co. wants to or can get additional
education, for many reasons.  


RRs never were & never will be, employee friendly.


Many blame unions.  Sure enough they're not perfect; far from it.  
And some, both full-time & part time reps., have taken advantage.  Work
for an outfit like CSX without 'em though.

Many, especially younger folks, do not seem to realize lots of RR jobs
were around longer because of union agreements.

Safety First:  RR safety appliance acts.  The FELA.  OSHA.   The USDOT
that the FRA is a part of.  [Long list]

Who worked to get those laws/regulations enacted in the first place?

Sure as heck wasn't business\companies.

Unions still exist because politicians still allow them.  Too many
union members, if they do in fact vote, vote for people that are not
true friends of the working person.

Name: pr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Treatment

Don't forget what HH said in an interview when he first came on board 
with CSX. He said..."cultures change one funeral at a time!"  I just
about fell over when I read that. Then I remembered his father was a
traveling preacher so it wasn't hard to figure out where his wacked
ideology came from. Just hope that his brainwashing didn't talk ahold
of Foote.

Terre Haute Crews:
As for those testing boards.  Remember, they must be clear and clean. A
few years ago a supervisor put one out that was so dirty and rusted the
crew couldn't recognize what it was. They were running at night. After
the M&W found out, s,,,t hit the fan. Its illegal to put boards out that
are not clearly recognizable. Another RF threw a few up between some 707
areas where they had at least 6 boards spaced pretty close to each other
and confused the crews. The boards put up by the foreman of the work
crew were not in the exact spot as listed on the bulletins. Several
trains stopped and called the foreman to verify which one was the right
one. Again, s...t hit the fan and the supervisor was told to never pull
that stunt again in a 707 area. We all know what the intent was for
that kind of stunt.

Name: Treatment 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

CSX is not the only railroad in North America, that employees are
treated like shit. Itís right across the board. I had best years of my
life working at the railroad till Hh. Destroyed the culture, never to
be the same place again and always getting worse with technology
changes. Seen many changes over the years some good most bad for the
working person. As the word gets out less and less people will apply
for rr jobs. Donít know where it will all end up in years to come.

Name: #GetEducatedOrGetFired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Havenít been on hear in more than a year.  The posts have turned way
more negative. No hope and all is lost. The din of whiners can be heard
all the way to China.  Jobs are not God given rights.  The Union is not
going to save you, or your jobs. You may as well be throwing Union dues
payments down a rat hole. Itís a supply/demand driven economy called
capitalism if you havenít noticed by now. Industrialization was last
century news. Today is technological advancement on steroids. People
jobs requiring hands on physical labor are ALL going bye bye. Your job
could have been teched out years ago. The only reason it hasnít been is
because the government canít have millions of unskilled people hitting
the street all at the same time. So itís done incrementally. Your on
industrial welfare dude. Your working on borrowed time. Your being
slammed on the job more and more.  Itís nothing more than the system
grinding its wheels and your still here and in the way. The world is
tech jobs. Not industrial. Get retrained and re-educate before your
totally irrelevant in the job market, and your future benefits plummet
to subsistent poverty level income. The wheels of technology are
turning faster and faster.  Donít be the one called in for termination
for a silly little rule violation.  Get ahead of the game. Donít go
home and drink a case of Bud or smoke a bag off weed or drop a bottle
of opioids to make your anxiety go away. Do yourself and your family a
favor for the future when there is no more railroad job. Get
training/skills/education NOW before the Company puts the next shoe in
YOUR butt.  Stop whining and get to work!!! Good luck!

Name: Creativity to fire you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2018

I worked under the Hh regime for 4.5 years. And the creativity they come
up with to rattle and fire employees is almost a form of harrasment in
itself. CSX wants to cut jobs up to 2020 and not one of you is special
in anyway shape or form. You are dealing with heartless corrupt
bastards with this regime. And will look for any loop hole to get what
they want. They love to fire people with cause, itís harder for you to
get back to work that way. Things will not get better till this regime
is long gone. Really watch your back and assume nothing. If the rules
say no cell phones, thatís what it means. If your going to use your
phone to do the company a favour and put your job in jeopardy your
nuts.  I seen a manager fired for telling employee to use his phone and
the employee was fired. Rank and file and there are those managers that
enforce company policy no exceptions.  You could be next not following
company policy because you thought it was convenient. There are
managers that fire managers all the time. The employee is easy for them
to fire.

Name: ape2
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Ape

You talking about military Williams. TM's out of avon used that test a
lot. Mostly the RF's were doing it. Not a very good test. Just write
down where every slow order or warning board is supposed to be and
check them off as you go by. Best way to avoid getting the fake
confused with the real one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 September 2018

Rule 304.7 is being used to test crews by that Prick in Terre Haute.  
This test is used only to try to fire someone.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

ACD

How about the engineers agreement that is written in black and white.
NO GRAY AREA!  An engineer who arrives at his AFT on his rest day will
be deadheaded to his home terminal. HA! HA!  Put in a claim the local
chairman says. How about they just honor what is in black and white and
quit playing games. They signed their name on the agreement. This shit
is just getting way too old. Got any suggestions how to get this
handled higher up?

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Lets have a fucking.... goodtime making the "company"...miserable

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Hell yea they are a bunch of "victims "... cant talk to them Man to
Man... file charges on u..... dont stop me though... 
What a frigging mess...The Grand Ole USA is nomore.......Ps.   CSX
Suxxxssssss

Name: ACD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

2 years ago, I would of sent yall home for an enimma (if you were nice
to me on the phone) today they set up people to explicitly watch crew
balancing and deadheads.  That's absolutely shitty what's happened to
that poor guy. I'd give everything to spend the last moments with my
father. Including my job.

Name: Men vs boys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

Most of the real men are retired, and now you have a bunch of cry baby
soyboys. Scared to stand up for anything, just bow to the man. Real men
stand up for what they believe and fought for and had solidarity. Now
each generation gets weaker and weaker fact, most brought up by there
mothers.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Conductor 10-20

I can believe it. If they refuse to deadhead someone home that was
called and told their father was in the hospital and they don't know
how long he will live then they will do anything. Guy made pleading
calls and was told flat out no one was to deadhead. Made him take train
home. Father died before he got there. This isn't the first time this
has happened. There isn't any words to describe this kind of cold
hearted behavior. God knows where these people are. Time will take its
toll on them.

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/union-pacific-precision-railroading?format=amp

Name: Failed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

Soon CSX wonít move trains no crews like cn.
http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/fred-frailey/archive/2018/03/25/inside-a-cn-meltdown.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

I ain't buying it dude, no way the conductor is not terminated. Unless
this happened off the property and still that's a stretch. Why you
trying to start rumors like that? Make something up that is halfway
believable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

conductor attacks engineer and nearly beats him to death causing
multiple injuries.  CSX gives conductor a waiver to return to work.
Denies engineer waiver. CSX trying to get injured engineer to
investigation to fire him and cut off engineers medical insurance.  CSX
is literally trying to KILL engineer

Name: Lumberton N.C.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2018

This fine company CSX just let us flood during florence hurricane... put
greed above human lives and millions of peoples personal property...what
a Shame!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Well the ghost of Hunter has shown up on the U.P. We are implementing a
version of Precision Schedule railroading starting October 1st. Cant
wait to see how this turns out.

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Haven't checked in since Obama was still wreck'n the joint. 

How's the rail traffic since Trump took office? 

I knew Hunter's damage would only take the stock price so far so the
rest should be Trump's doing. 

So now that industry in making a comeback what happens to all those
yards that were closed down and no place to put all the freight?

What happens now?

Name: Buzzer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

No Mole. - Union Rep.

Hey you know where Someone can get some good drugs?  I hear you Union
guys have the contacts and connections with the Mexicans and the
motorcycle gangs.  Bring it in TOFC and Tell me where to pick up. My
code name is Stoner.  Keep this under the wraps if you get my drift. 
Thanks comrade.

Name: Hitchhiker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Here's the best rumor I've heard yet. With crew availability critical,
dispatchers will now be charged for not ordering cabs for crews in a
timely manner. I for one am all for that. So tired of begging to get a
cab ordered and told "I got one ordered" only to find out they never
did. If I was on a short pool then ok, fine, however these 14 hour days
with no overtime blows.
If you don't like it,try sitting in your car in the parking lot 2 or 3
hours after you get off. Should have done this a long time ago, just
imagine the overtime they've cost this company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

I haven't heard about a dues increase, is this true?

Name: No mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Not a mole retired after thirty five years.  Most union guys used there
own credit cards. Ran everything threw them collected the points. When
I was rep. I ran everything threw my card submitted receipts to union
was cut a check.

Name: Dispatched
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Conductor:

Your  A Union mole and double agent for the Company. No surprise there.
 Crawl back under your rock.  Like a snake.

Name: Funds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Ask how much money is in the strike fund that is collecting interest,
slush fund for the guys. They can use there own credit card and join
the air miles club flying around on your money. Priceless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

are union wants to increase dues. HAHA. what a joke. how about get my
legit claims paid first? out of routes, working without a switch man,
etc.. We were told that the whole seniority ( not being able to make a
move) was suppose to end weeks ago.. They wont stop it. Why would they?
Raise my union dues so you can take another  6 digit trip to where ever?
Vegas..? I believe in the unions, and I know there's a lot that goes on
behind close doors, But my god We were told to put the claims in for not
being able to bump a junior employee, then told not too because it would
not be a " major Dispute " all though " seniority and $$ sounds like
a major dispute to me.. Then after a month + of the NO claims for the
better of this fight. We were told to start putting the claims back
in... Maybe i'm wrong but if there's an issue that affects every
conductor under this agreement. Wouldn't a blanket claim be an idea or
no? The union will raise our dues, then the emergence funds will dip
below the minimum and then get raised again. Some times i wounder if my
union and HOA are the same people

Name: Skid wheels
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Skid those wheels burn up the track. Thousands of dollars to replace
tradition motors. Throttle 8 burn a hole lol.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Hey dispatch,
There is no such word as loosing.  Please buy a dictionary, confirm
what I say is true and then edit the post.  There's lots more but we
can do one at a time. And yes, I'm from the grammar and spelling
police that you've always heard about.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Roll tide roll ....... roll csx roll

Name: Evil Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

The crap is just beginning. No more toilet paper in bathrooms....BYO. 
No more lunch breaks - rollover.  4 hour day, no benefits. Furlough all
under 25 yrs- 2019 goal. Keep them in the closet. Feed them crap.  Like
mushrooms.  I canít wait to see the look on their faces.  Makes me want
to do a little dance. Cha cha cha!  Out with the drunks and the terminal
dopers and potheads.  In with technology, train crew reduction and
remotes.  My job is so secure.  I know computer system too. You donít. 
Hahaha. Bye bye dummies. How you like your Unions now???

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Drag up hills slow slide down fast tonnage first Safety last

Name: Motor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Dispatched 
' 
Intelligent conversation???? Lol!  When would you like to start.

Another deflector. Their little flock was forced to Florida to roost. 
Stay in the Bird coop. Play choo choo from your desk.

In the meantime we can all sit back and watch the cookies crumble.
Supervisors are getting desperate. Bogus departure times are popping up
on time tickets. Crews are being told to do job briefings on the trains
and not in the crew rooms. Mark off on your phone's instead of waiting
for a computer in the crew rooms. No dead heads even if you have an
emergency with your family. Bulletins that make no sense. Jesus, when
will this crap stop.

Name: Dispatched
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Hey conductor, 

When you get your head out of your  Arse and scrape  the BS from your
eyeballs you might someday understand that by 2020 or sooner your
history and the Union has been porking  your hind side into bloody raw
meat while milking your paycheck. 

Must feel good,  cause your back on here whining about Indy and 4 more
trains loosing more Crew hours.  Like, cut in half.  Thatís a big chunk
of crews lost. .  What is the little lost sheep going to do???   Oh I
know.  Your going to run to the Union for safety.  

Surprise?!?! Umm, donít think so.   RR manpower management (e.g.
cutting your throat) has been going on for years. And years.  The Union
is missing in action. Contract protection with the Hoffa Teamsters
?!?!?! You get your HS diploma from a Cracker Jax box????

So now the class 1 roads are in overdrive. They canít wait to get rid
of your ass.  Assume the posture and spread your legs.  The Man is
coming in for a landing with a mighty big load to dump. 

Employees who once thought their jobs were safe are on the bubble ready
to burst any moment. 

Pink slip furloughs are flying.  

And one has your name on it Einstein. 

Now can we please get back to some intelligent adult
conversation??????

Or you can keep sniveling whining and crying in your beer till the pink
slip hits you in the arse.  Ignorance is bliss.....

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

HEY stupid


Law was right. And I didn't see one comment in his post about the
unions. He addressed the issue of posting on this site. I didn't see
one thing in your post that was adult or worth having a discussion
about. Now who is the poser.

They just added turns to the pools out of Indy to cover 4 trains that
are going to flip. Its starting. Advertised at a few miles more than
agreed trip rate but as we understand it is one ticket for both
directions. Not what's in our union agreements. Guess we will just
have wait and see how much we end up getting screwed out of.

Name: Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

Curse is spreading...Up is going to the precision scheduled railroading
bullshit too.

Name: Hey Stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Law. 

The adults are trying to have an intelligent conversation on here with
issues that matter to the majority and integrity of rank and file
railroad workers. We may be union members, but we're not stupid. 

You are just another  mafia Hoffa hack on here trolling for the so
called union, which has emaciated the rank and file with spineless
idiotic and gutless one sided contracts that totally screwed over the
workers.    

Now get off here with your mindless drivel.

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

What???


NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
INTENEDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR
THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CSX'S LABOR
POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

If you are paranoid that csx will research your IP address, send out
the hounds and track you down and fire you for posting on this site
then I suggest you don't. AS dues paying union members it is healthy
to have discussion about your work place rules and environment with
each other. You should also continue discussions with your local
representatives when any of these conditions violate your written
agreements and your rights to organize or any state or federal law.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

This is to the INTERN,
The information that you have conveyed is VERY Life changing for a lot
of people. So I'm sure you can understand that the information will
need to be verified in some way. If it can be verified, then what you
have done is saved a lot of people's futures, due to the fact that
they have that precious time to make plans so their families and or
themselves will not get into a situation that will create devastation
in their lives. So I DO hope that this information you have kindly
conveyed can be vetted in some way. If all is true, Your Soul Will be
BLESSED.

Thank you Intern

Name: What ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

What are you saying? Break it down son. Can CSX see the posters or not?



 Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and
their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look 
up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

Name: Tony D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir said it best.....make money and go home!!!!  Quit being babies!

Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look  up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

Name: Yes Sir
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Tickeled is right. Most of the posters on here are whiners. Schreechers.
Cry babies. Switching without a switch list? Really?? A good way to get
someone killed.   Good riddance!  Lost a Claim and represented by the
Union.? You obviously had  a bogus claim and the incompetent Union is
milking you. Unions are nepotism. You get nephew/son-in-law/daughter
appointed by daddy/mommy/uncle in a rigged insider political  system.  
Inbred idiots.  RR Retirement is NOT a pension. It is Social Security
and you CAN loose as much as 2/3 of it if you get canned and go
unemployed or quit and go unemployed or get a lesser paying job before
you get your 30 years. It not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If you have any brains, follow the rules, do your job, shut the fuck
up, get in, get out, go home to your family.

Name: Retired SP Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I can assure you guys, the CSX Corp. Office knows who everyone posting
on this site is... at least the loud ones. Further more, both your
unions have sold you down the drain. Just look at how many CSX
LaborBoard case they lose. I know of a Birmingham Eng/Cond that lost
his job for coupling up the wrong yard track, and had no switch list.
No switch list, donít talk about safety..please. A Charlotte Eng. was
awarded his job back the pay. The CSX gave him the middle finger and
last I heard, would not pay him. The BLE said there was nothing they
could do. Great union to have.

Name: Junior employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

To the junior employees that get layed off. Donít withdraw any pention
money. The fastest way to get back to work is when people senior to you
move on from CSX. Then you move up the seniority list. This happened to
myself a large group of us where layed off and most never returned to
work when they where called back. I think in six months I gained thirty
spots on the seniority list because of this. The little money you have
in your pention it is a no brainer to withdraw it anyways, donít burn
the bridges behind you. Just a suggestion!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Tickled 

Read the difference between tier 1 and tier 2.  Second, I was ordered
out,of terminal without proper Fra paperwork on my locomotive because
the idiot running the terminal didn't give a shit about anything but
his one hour departure time. I have already contacted the FRA about it.
Some of us are not pussies. Yes, I whine when they steal my pay that is
rightfully mine but I do put in my worthless claims. In the meantime I
will stick every rule up the ass of every arrogant pompas ass
supervisor around if that's what it takes to enforce safety especially
when they are hypocrites. Hover over my ass and try to intimidate me
while I'm doing my job briefing. Keep asking why I'm still in the
building while I'm sitting right in front of you doing my damn
briefing with my crew member. Treat us like we are stupid children.
Keep your stupid crap up. I don't cover their butts anymore. I don't
fix their mistakes. I don't make phone calls for them. No more
babysitting the supervisors.
 
Now,  back to what's more important than your BS distracting troll.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2018

Safety first is what CSX preaches under this new management. But since
mantle and Foote took over. The statistics show a totally different
picture, derailments injuries and fatalities. Are way above the
industry standard, and with more job cuts it will get even worse. CSX
is to get operating ratio down and increase share value.  And Foote
does not care how they get to the numbers they want. When people say
shut up and stop complaining is just sick. At the rate of these
derailments there is going to be a disaster. Where is the goverment
interventions to stop this madness. They did not learn anything what
these people did at cn cp record fatalities under Hh watch and Foote.
Now Foote is just repeating what they did in Canada. Criminal behaviour
in my view.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I put this post under EVERYTHING cause of this person that goes by "
Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018.

Whomever you are sir, you ARE NOT a RailRoader. You claim there is "
whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ", Show the evidence.  

You sir have no idea what is truly going on. I find it VERY hard to
believe someone that has been out here as long or longer than I have,
could not understand what is REALLY going on. Unless you have been
riding the Extra Board and shoving your head further and further up
your butt for so long that you have lost ALL sight of REALITY. 

Either that or you are corp. / hq turd that has totally lost your
Integrity and Self Respect. What you are here ( in this reality ) you
WILL BE when you pass, and the only souls you will have around you are
souls that are JUST LIKE YOU.

Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I only look at this site about once a month so forgive the comments to
old post..
1. Stop the whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ". It only makes us look
stupid and inept at being able to safely do our jobs without oversight.
You should be able to make safe decisions on your own. 
2.  Quit crying about paperwork and how you were rushed out the
terminal. Learn the rules and who can authorize you to leave without
proper documentation ( chief dispatcher ).
3.  We don't get a pension, never have ,never will. We get railroad
retirement which is somewhat equivalent to social security. Managers
get the same benefit plus a pension which is totally funded by csx. 
4.  Why do some of you whine so much?  Your incessant driveling about
train masters is getting old. You think they really enjoy their job,
you wrong. They just get tired of putting up with your bullshit. Yes
,there are some assholes but most just would like for you to act like
adults. Show up,get your paperwork and get moving, however, there's
always a certain group that always make any excuse they can to delay a
train. 
5.  It seems that this site never changes. Must be the same 10 or 20
employees that keep crying over the same bullshit. There's no need to
study the FRA RULES.  The CSX rules at a minimum meet the fra rules and
sometimes exceeds their requirement. If you want to work here then you
follow csx rules.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2018

Dont work on csx time... don't shit on your own time.

Name: Stoned & Drunk
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Hella bells I been working here a billion years Goofy and the secret to
my success is an asshole plus a fifth Jack Daniels and a bag a
Colombian Red every day since I was born. Now Iím a 190 give or take.
Plus I listen to Mission Impossible 24/7.  Gets the juices going see. I
been bumped a thousand times.  The TMs all hate me cause Iím an asshole.
 Hells bells every terminal I bump into they close and move the work
somewhere else.  Itís like ima leper or something.  I get drugs so good
they make you wanna drive a locomotive off a cliff.  Work my ass off 
and now looks like no pension. Guess Iíll start a pot farm and a school
for lost souls. Maybe even a strip club.  Gotta have a fall back
position and make the best of your sitiation.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

I worked under Hh four 4 years. What this m&w guy is telling you is a
100% right on the money.

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Son of a bitch!!! You've been out here 50+ years!!! You could write a
hell of a book about this place and railroading in general. I don't
know who you are but I respect any man or woman that has been doing
this 50+ years. 30 years would kill a lesser being. A lot of equipment
out here was bought new in the 70s, you've been here longer than most
of the equipment!!! He'll you've been here longer than most of the
rail in a lot of places. I hope I find out how you did it because just
getting 30 years looks like a nightmare.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Iíve been with the railroad Over 50 years.  Goofy is correct, give or
take a couple of years.  Technology is gobbling up the jobs. One man
crew the reality, yards will be 100%  tech.  Remote is progressing to
complete automation. The roads will stop hiring completely.  My
engineer friends all of whom have at least 15 years are getting bumped
faster and faster by men with 25 to 30 years. Itís hard to find a
steady job anywhere. The Roads areslashing jobs even in this economy.
If you have any sense you will get some kind of experience in another
field. Your going to need it.  Donít count on a pension. It converts to
SS, and SS May not be around for long. Even if it is, the monthly
benefits drop dramatically the longer your unemployed.  Donít wait to
plan ahead. Donít count on the Union.  Count on yourself.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Ape 10-20

Guess you weren't around when the brothers actually stood together
during the organizing campaign.  The one that involved the organizing
bumper sticker...."The railroads use us then abuse us"!  If you
weren't just ask around. The great lakes division crews were the major
supporters. Michael Ward had to issue a letter of apology for the
unauthorized behavior of his subordinates after a threat of a federal
injunction was set on the table if the intimidation and harassment
didn't stop.  So, yes it can happen. Things did get accomplished then.
It just took getting media attention and getting all the members mad
enough to stand together. Mob justice by the members! That's what they
called it.  The carrier would not want another repeat of this action.
Especially the unions because they would have to step up to the plate
again and save their reputation  or have egg on their faces and take a
chance of being voted out of office! Unsafe work conditions, FRA
violations, hostile work environment and craft discrimination has no
place out here!


NOTE* Pension troll...... Save your finger action.... no ones
interested.

Name: To goofy posing as conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

To the tm posing as a conductor, we know your sitting at your desk your
nerves are so bad , you have no rr friends. Wondering everyday if your
going to get. The big phone call that you services are no longer
required because your inept. The pention s are not going anywhere.
There not moving CSX to China. All the job cuts will be refilled once
Foote and mantle move on. Just like they did in Canada. Itís sad you
had to sell your soul to serve Foote and mantle we understand your
actions. But you break federal safety laws your going to end up paying
for that sooner or later. Feel sorry for you having to take the fall
for Foote and mantle when there is a accident on your watch.

Name: Goofy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2018

This is your opinion only. You can't provid proof. You're a joke.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it
goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there
with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a
sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing. 
And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Stick together? Do you have any evidence that has happened out here in
the last 30 years? That will never happen. While you're trying to
stick together your brothers are taking advantage of your sacrifice. 
After you're targeted and dismissed, you'll have a significant number
that will be counting the extra money they'll be making. We all know
that's sad but true.

Name: Report managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Every time a manager tries to get you to break company policy or federal
rr laws. Record everything get them talking on the radios it is
recorded. Report to the union fra let managers know that they are also
being monitored. If one gets fired for there negligence on safety, will
send a message to all of them. It is a fight for the safety of everyone.
Who cares if a manager does not get his bonus ? Stick together and maybe
there behaviour will change, and they will get back to thinking safety
first.

Name: Managers fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

http://www.teamstersrail.ca/CP_managers_charged.html

Name: Manager fired for this
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3118752

Name: Management burnouts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

Donít let these tm or managers get to you. They are just being used by
this regime. They are to believe there self importance, from all the bs
grooming from this regime. Foote and friends are playing these people
like a violin and getting them to push everyone and bend rules. But
when something happens these knot heads will take the fall and head
office will just play stupid. This tactic is out of Hh play book seen
the exact same thing at cp under Hh. Some managers stuck there neck out
and lost there head. Thought they where doing the company a big favour.
When the feds got involved they where fired. They learnt the hard way
being so called company men. Sit back donít get rattled, if they want
you to move your train with out proper paper work get them on the radio
to confirm this, write it down inform them you are going under protest
then  report them ASAP. Donít be the fall guy for these ass holes, they
have a big turn around with these TMs and managers. The head office
gives them enough rope to hang themselves. Donít go down with them
follow the company and fed rules they canít fire you for doing your due
diligence.

Name: notfooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Pension troll

There is no way you are a chosen company troll who has been offered
under the desk perks for coming on this site and trying to distract,
because as unethical as this company is there is no way they would 
give a trash mouth like you the time of the day. WOW! not sure if your
just unemployed and bored to death in your basement or your a rogue
supervisor who is afraid your name is getting ready to be posted on
here. All the topics that have been discussed in the last 5 days must
really have someone in the white collar community worried.

Ignore this idiot posters.  Keep up the good informative post. One of
the latest topics has put a burr under someone's saddle. Maybe its the
topic of the latest FRA violations.

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

In a thirty five year career I was layed off nine times the longest was
19 months. Iím retired now I never once with drew my pention. I was
always called back. And I never listen to rumours until I seen it with
my own eyes. Or I had a layoff slip.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing.  And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

Name: Numb nut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2018

All lies. You are a rumor start mole. 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

Name: Not true 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Youíre smokin crack. This isnít true, if so prove it. 







Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html?category=&state=

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=CPR&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=BWJ%2bTCOztmSFyrnPd%2fTey3r8wAc%3d

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://jobs.bnsf.com/search/?q=&sortColumn=referencedate&sortDirection=desc

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://jobs.nscorp.com/search?q=&q2=&alertId=&locationsearch=&title=&location=&date=&state=

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Never thought I'd say I miss Ward but I said it when Harrison came,
never thought I'd say I miss Harrison but I am saying it now that
Foote is here. I hope when someone replaces Foote I don't miss him.

Name: Hh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Hh was no genius all he did at cn cp was cut jobs and sell everything he
could get away with. After he left cn cp have been buying back equipment
and hiring people back to get the staff numbers up , so they can run the
railway. He made shareholders big money by running two companies into
the ground. Heís there hero, Foote is just trying the same thing at
CSX. But my view he will not succeed

Name: Slow
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

Any time there is a major change on any rr. It is a slow slow process
that takes years and years. This regime will not see anything threw.
Shareholders get nervous and they will cash out and move on.

Name: Fines
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

When the rr gets fined there is never money changes hands. Sounds good
to public, they get millions of dollars every year from the goverment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Conductor 1-10:

The FRA is a part of the USDOT & is a lame-duck outfit when it comes to
causing big business RRs any hassles. 
Poor little guy could take a big hit with a fine & maybe more, but a
hefty fine is just a drop in a bucket to a large co., especially when
they work & get any fine amount(s) reduced even when they have to admit
being guilty of violating regulations.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

If this helps the FRA believes in the 2 man crew reality.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-05553.pdf

And notice, IT IS in the Federal Registry. BUT I feel that if it serves
the rail road to lessen liabilities ( health care, injury payments,
Retirement eventually ) and bring bigger returns to the share holders
you bet if there is a way they WILL DO IT. Greed is a powerful thing
esp. when your dealing with psychopaths.

Name: Alfa or beta
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

When these managers try to get you to break a rule. And you just go
along with it they know your easy to intimidate. The guy that stands up
to them and asks questions are the people, in the future they donít want
to deal with because they know they could be challenged. They have done
this for years with employees and then they know whoís who. Alfa or
beta.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Ozzy 

legal is right.  As long as you call on your own phone when you are
legally allowed to by fra law and RR rules. I have called several times
and it doesn't matter why you call them on. Your name will come out
eventually, especially if they start doing an inquiry. They don't keep
anything secret. So it doesn't really matter how you call them. I
called once to inquire about a rule I thought they were violating to
make sure I was correct and it was an actual violation. I got 3 phone
calls from them within a week wanting names and places. When did it
happen. Did I talk to my union rep. All I did was call and ask if an
action they were doing was legal or not. I did not lodge a complaint.

What we should really be addressing here is how in the hell they can
write someone up on a rule violation as petty as supposedly not looking
at the ground before they dismount equipment or not having their safety
vest completely closed but then turn around and violate FRA laws and
regulations like its no big deal. Someone in Jacksonville needs to be
forced in federal court to explain this to a federal judge.

Name: Bright side
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Hey people we went threw what you are going threw now at CSX. We had Hh
at cn and cp they cut staff to the bone, the regime at CSX are the same
people and play book they had in Canada. They cut so deep to get
operating ratio down for a pay off. Once these people leave .CSX will
hire most back because the rr will not run with out proper staff. They
have been hiring for three years after Hh left cp and still hiring to
this day. Just try and ride out the storm!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

How can the board of directors sleep at night? If they took all the
conductors out of the system. The money they saved just would go to
bonuses for the rr heads. And safety put on the back burner just to
please a few egos of how great they think they are. Yes give the top
people big bonuses and the rest of the public suffer and put at risk,
because of unnessary Greed. Every railroad union in the USA has to put
there resources together and educate the public and politicians of the
dangers of a one man crew. It can be done and has to be done.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Just to correct, csx Conductor. And also commenting for those that have
been out here for less than 10 yrs, DO NOT comment about other peoples
attitude about this job, because you have never walked in their shoes
and have not been thru what they have,and most likely will not fill
your own,cause ya'll will be lucky to make 15yrs let alone get your 20
or 30 in. Like the wise man said previous, need to be smart and get some
education in a field that will need you. Rail roads are getting and WILL
get to the point where they will not, ( esp. at what your getting paid
now). BE SMART your Family's are counting on you.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

This is to OBY and anyone else. My opinion is that CSX and other rail
roads that have been involved in ridiculous and illogical behavior ( to
us the normal thinking people ) is to further their long term agenda of
going totally autonomous. These companies WILL NOT be satisfied until
they take as much of the Human factor out as they can. They are already
talking about doing the same thing in the trucking industry. If the rail
roads can show that business is suffering ( which they are causing, VERY
obvious at CSX )cause of the human factor it will give more cause to go
autonomous. One man crews will only give them more ammunition to
support the companies claim that going full autonomous is the only way
to increase efficiency and safety for the public. Reality is that the
company (CSX for sure)will be able to do away with the Union, Health
Care and finally Retirement. If anyone disagrees I would welcome any
kind of input. I do fear very much for the public cause, CSX will put
the cheapest crap they can get away with into this system of the
future, My GOD help us all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Nope I sure wouldn't report it with my own phone that can be traced
back to me. Do you actually work here? If you do then surely you know
they would try to find a way to retaliate. I would just cover my a$$
and do it with a Trac phone. Do you have a problem with that? You
shouldn't because it's still getting called in. I'm just looking out
for myself.

Name: Professional 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Your union has to get a campaign going to expose the dangers of a one
man crew. You would be surprised how the court of public opinion, can
be affective to political people. Then once the public has been warned
about the dangers of one man crews, and there is a disaster. The union
can say we told you so and you sat on your hands and did nothing. The
dangerous products on trains could wipe out many many people. Then who
is going to answer for all that blood and death! And you all know with
the laxed safety with this regime it is just a matter of time for a
disaster to happen.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Ozzy

The information that watchdog posted is in fact correct. It is also a
violation of a federal law if the railroad does not follow that
regulation. If you know a federal law is being broken you should report
it as soon as possible. It is your duty to do so. In fact, if you are
aware it is happening and say nothing you can be charged for not doing
so. Did you willfully turn your head and ignore the violation?  I
believe these issues are also covered in your companies code of ethics
handbook. Remember, not all supervisors take the time to learn the
CFR's and only go by what is actually printed in your operating rules
book. CSX engineers have a BTC-100MT form that is used to document
their train information. Common sense would tell you that the
end-of-train device information is expected to be reported on this
slip. That is why there is a place for the information to be added.
This slip is to remain in the cab of the controlling locomotive.
Unfortunately common sense does not always prevail. As for your comment
on the use of a cell phone, I believe this could be considered a serious
situation. When you see someone committing a crime would you not contact
the proper authorities immediately? Im sure the carrier wont find it
that drastic but the law is the law.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

No one


Your forgetting the distraction of trying to watch the Trip optimizer
and the PTC screen and call signals. We will also have to stop for
every ec1 or anything that has to be written down while we are at the
controls of a locomotive. Everyone knows the TO can drop out at any
time. It happens to me all the time. It loses its gps signal and wants
you to take manual control. It is supposed to set off a bell when it
drops out. I have heard it do it before, but most the time it does not.
So here you are trying to watch that crap and watch ahead for
trespassers, debris, floods, and try to inspect passing trains at the
same time. Lets not forget there are a lot of blind curves that you can
not see around on the engineers side but the conductor can. Glaring
sunlight, hazy conditions, blind spots.... There are so many reasons
beyond being tired as hell and needing someone there to help keep you
awake and focused you cant mention them all.  Oh, now that they have
removed the warning yellow line on the PTC program because engineers
were slowing down to soon and anticipating the next signal as needing
to stop and they lost their precious travel time, if your tired and you
do miss a signal with yellow it might have been prevented if the second
set of eyes were there.  How about the junk we get that break down. I
cant count how many times my conductor has gone back to see why we are
getting an alarm from another unit so we don't have to stop because I
have to go back and look. If he cant figure it out then yeah I have to
but most the time we can trouble shoot it from the radios. When is the
almighty dollar going to stop being the number one focus with these
companies and common sense and safety concerns for the public and the
crews going to come first. why do they even get safety awards? Why do
people buy into their hype.  I just don't get it!

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Watchdog you are the man for posting that but I bet no one would risk
calling unless they have a Trac phone from Wal-Mart for the low low
cost of $19.99. For those that don't know Trac phones are completely
untraceable when paid for with cash. Pretty popular amongst the drug
dealer community.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Furlough at what terminal???

Name: No one
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

All this talk about one man crews is all good and fine however obviously
itís not safe. They want us to be the equivalent of a truck driver 
Thatís all good and fine. However most trucks have a bed so you can
pull over and take a nap. Truck drivers are allowed to use their cell
phones with a Bluetooth device. They can listen to the radio. Talk on a
cb.  Pull over to piss, shit or shower.  Or even get a hot cup of
coffee, breakfast or dinner.  If they want one man crews then things
need to change for the operator like a schedule to be called to work 10
hours in advance. Pit stops along the route to piss or shit. And a
common sense layoff policy.  They call this new operation precision
schedule railroading.  But to my observation itís the same cluster fuck
itís always been.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

Due to the time frame that has been handed down to the supervisors to
get their trains out of their terminals (1 hour), there has been an
increase in FRA violations being reported.


CFR TITLE 49 REGULATION 232.409- Inspection and testing of end-of-train
devices,

We will not quote the entire rule as it is too lengthy. Below is the
most important rule for the locomotive engineer as to documentation.

A two-way end-of-train device shall be tested at the initial terminal
or other point of installation.......
If the test is conducted by a person other than a member of the train
crew the locomotive engineer shall be notified that a successful test
was performed. The notification required by this paragraph may be
provided to the locomotive engineer by any means determined appropriate
by the railroad:

HOWEVER, A WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC RECORD OF THE NOTIFICATION SHALL BE
MAINTAINED IN THE CAB OF THE CONTROLLING LOCOMOTIVE AND SHALL INCLUDE
THE DATE AND TIME OF THE TEST, THE LOCATION WHERE THE TEST WAS
PERFOMED, AND THE NAME OF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE TEST,

It is being reported that some supervisors have been ordering trains
out of the terminals without the information being given to the
locomotive engineer. It has also been reported that some crews were
being told if there is a tag with the information on the end-of-train
device it is sufficient information to leave. THIS IS NOT TRUE.  If you
do not have any written information in your work orders, on your
locomotive brake test slips or it is not provided in paper work given
to you by a yardmaster, then you are in violation of Fra laws and
regulations if you leave the terminal WITHOUT IT IN THE CAB of the
controlling locomotive.
Do not be intimidated or harassed into leaving without this information
in your possession in the cab. If you feel pressured and in fear of your
job or are threatened with insubordination if you refuse to leave
without obtaining the information and having it in your possession in
the cab of the controlling locomotive immediately contact your local
FRA inspector or as soon as it is legally allowable.


FRA Mechanical- Pat Walsh (317)292-2422
FRA Operating rules- Robert Crawford (817)235-5397
FRA Region 4 office Chicago 1-800-724-5040
FRA Washington D.C. 1-202-493-6014

Name: Gold mind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Attn engineers, if you get on one of these switching jobs please do what
you gotta do to outswitch the rco jobs so they will see the value and
keep us. Even better they might replace rco jobs with engineers

Name: To local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Firing people for a mistake is pretty harsh, some deserve a second
chance. But the people that are negligent by choice and put peopleís
safety at risk. Yes I agree they should be fired and not returned back
to there railroad job. No one will support those type of people !

Name: Me too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Not talking about when people get fired over b.s. I'm talking about
guys that cause derailments, guys constantly on their phones while
operating, guys that are basically unsafe and make it unsafe for
everyone around them. Those guys should be shown the door and replaced
with someone deserving of their job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Furloughing big time at my terminal.

Name: To local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

To local a lot of people that are getting fired are for bs reasons. And
they are returned to work because of the arbitrator seeing the pattern
of CSX firing people for really no reason other than to intimidate
other employees. So when they get around to firing you, if for bs
reason. You will most likely get your job back. When you hire on the
railroad son you have to pay your dues and put in the years to get
seniority to hold a better job. That has been the culture of the
railroad for over a hundred years. The most sacred thing on the
railroad is a persons seniority. Keep plugging away you will get there!

Name: Local 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Just looking for opinions here, I am neutral on the matter but it has
been brought up quite a bit. With all the guys/gals that are furloughed
right now and all the guys/gals that will be furloughed in the very near
future is it fair that the company lets people that have been fired
numerous times keep coming back? This does of course keep furloughed
employees from coming back.
I can see where people with 15+ years that are in no danger of furlough
being in favor and I can see where people near the bottom or furloughed
opposed. I can see where the people that keep coming back are in favor.
I'm not asking personal opinions based on your own situation, I am
asking is it fair. The reason I say fair is because the ones that are
always furloughed did nothing but not get hired a longer time ago. The
ones that keep coming back after numerous incidences are causing
themselves to be fired over and over. 
I can bet that no matter how you see it you have either changed your
view on it or haven't yet. Changed your view because at one time you
were hypothetically wearing one pair of shoes and now you have another
pair. Haven't yet because you are still wearing the first pair.

Name: OBY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Thank you Highball, I was waiting on someone to back that up. I myself
have only been here almost 5 years so I could very easily have the same
mentality as the guy saying we complain too much but I am a realist and
I know from talking to older generations of railroaders that it has
always gotten worse for railroaders and most likely will continue
without serious intervention. When I started I thought man this job is
great, I'm here like 6 hours a day and go home! Who wouldn't love it,
but some of the older guys at that time were disgruntled because it was
even better before but they took off the extra brakeman or switchman or
what have you. I think when a flock of new hires rolls in they will
wonder why we complain and they will think some how that this is a
great job until they take more. I guess my point in a nutshell is that
it is impossible to complain about something being taken away from you
if you never had it and the longer you have been out here the more you
have had taken away. I have only been here shy of 5 years so I can's
justify complaining about things the guys had taken away 30 years ago
where as a guy retiring this year could look back and easily say man we
have lost so much.

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

OBY: spot on about conductor 1-10.

Name: To carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Foote is repeating what Hh did at cn cp.they cut so many carman jobs
that management where flown in on there days off from all over the
country. And repaired cars  this went on for about four years. After Hh
left they started hiring people back. In my shop in a six month period
they hired forty Carmen.  Itís just a game they play to get operating
ratio down. Itís for a one time big payout of the shares. When mantle
sells there share then this regime will move on. So if you get layed
off chances you will be recalled after Foote and mantle move on. And a
lot of the cars that need repairs they just put in storage. Itís a gong
show. When they recall people back to work there will be more cars to
repair than you can imagen.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Time to start looking for employment somewhere other than csx, as bad as
it is we haven't seen anything yet. We are in for a big surprise in job
cuts in every craft. No craft is safe, it is all about cuts everywhere
they want to "trim the fat" which means get more out of a less
people. Those that get laid off are gone for a while and those that
survive the layoffs will be forced to get the same amount of work done
with a lot less staff. It don't look good folks.

Name: OBY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Conductor 1-10 that's been out here 4 1/2 years. You have the outlook
you have because you have only been here 4 1/2 years, you don't know
how good it was and could still be! We were way more productive in 6
hour days before than we are now and we are working twice as long and
twice as hard not getting done nearly what we use to. The system we
were using before worked a lot better than the system we use now. Most
of us complain because we know that this railroad is being run wrong
and it is not sustainable. They are doing what they are doing for a
quick buck and then they will leave and this place will be in the mess
it is now until someone with long term goals takes over. Looking at
what we have lost everyone should be disgruntled
Quits
Real lunch breaks (who works 8 hours and gets 20 minutes of break)
Boots
Thanks awards
Cookouts
Family day
The list goes on man, they have taken every incentive away. 
They do still pay us most of what they should but that's it. Now they
are talking about 1 man crews, they keep cutting and making the ones
left have to do more work to compensate. 
We work harder than most CSX employees and are paid less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

I can't get hold a trainmaster to mark back up.   Crew caller said they
needed traimaster to call or email them to let them mark me back up
because I was off more then 24 hours.  I'm tired of calling and its
bed time.  I'll just be sure to keep my call logs.  This should be a
good one for an arbitrator.

Name: Seniorityís 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2018

Sounds like one man crews will be reality in the near future. If your a
running trade employee with little seniority, I would really look into
going to trade school etc. I think every time Foote goes to quarterly
shareholders meetings always announces the many cuts that will still
come by 2020 and he said CSX will grind everyone to get production up
from every employee. Save your money ride it out as long as you can
then have some cash saved to get you threw, when your out of work or go
back to school. There is a life after the railroad.

Name: Wrecks $$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Due to the lack of maintance, and forced laxed  safety now. CSX has
saved lots of money, but 2016 2017  2018 and moving forward. In reality
have saved nothing because of the increase wrecks And injuries to
employees and the public. A subject that CSX tries to avoid at
shareholders meetings quarterly reporting.And by fudging the facts and
reporting everything,to avoid facts and responsibilities of why there
is an increase in wrecks injury and fatalities. They will not address
how to fix this problem. They CSX and goverment know what has to be
done to correct all this, but again it  will cut into there bottom
line.  And they have to figure out how to not show anything negative
that will affect the operating ratio and dwell times. As long as CSX
can try and blame the employees for everything,CSX ceo mantle get a
pass and itís business as usual. The clock is ticking for the big wreck
that will get attention of the public etc. And hopefully CSX will be
forced to correct there corruption of the way they are running CSX.

Name: CSX SHAREHOLDER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

As a CSX Shareholder AND. Board Member, thanks to all the hard working
rank and file men and women of CSX, and to the management of CSX
without which CSX would turn into a shit hole of utter chaos under
under the pathetically inept and corrupt union ďleadershipĒ.  But I
must say one thing, without the Union helping to keep wages and
benefits at record lows and train crews  down to 2 people (soon to be 1
man crews) I make a TON of money on these cost saving efficiencies. 
Keep up the good work!!!

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

I can see it now with one man crews. They will have to have mechanical
staff  in the field right across the system. That will trouble shoot
and assist the engineers, and most likely qualified  with all tickets
to switch on mainlines. And the maintance this ptc  is igoing to need
will be huge. And the goverment will just throw tax payers money at it
till they figure everything out. And there is going to be lots of
accidents and loss of life. But to the goverment and company, that will
just be the price of doing business. I donít think it is going to run
very well with one man crews. There are so many what ifís.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2018

1 person train Crew.... "How tomorrow moves"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Jeez, that article pissed me off.  PTC wasn't an investment it was
mandatory for safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

To ALL the Young and Mid-Range Professionals that has made the
discussion to make Railroading a career. 

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations


All there is when dealing with corps.(esp. the railroad,lower case for
a reason) Is Employees are nothing more than laborers to make the
share-holders more money which in turn the share-holders pay the CEO
BIG BUCKS so the LAZY-ASS share-holders do not have to get their hands
dirty.

You can damn well bet that the above link WILL come true no matter HOW
MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DIE OR LOOSE THEIR JOBS. 

WAKE THE HELL UP!!

Name: Tm gun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2018

The last thing you want this tm to do is getting his ego hurt. Nothing
worse than a railroader going Postal !

Name: Kite
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2018

Send the CSX police a kite ie letter donít sign it. Once they are
involved. No one can interfere.

Name: Need Advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

So I need some advice,  There's this POS T.M. that's been hammering
folks for a lot of petty stuff lately. Thing is, this T.M. carries a
loaded handgun in his personal vehicle while on duty. Not that I am
opposed to someone carrying a handgun to protect themselves, but this
POS holds us accountable for the rules, yet he is violating a big one. 


  I want to see this POS escorted off the property for this but I
don't quite know how to go about it anonymously.  I feel confident if
it is reported to his supervisor, he will be given a heads up and
nothing will be done. I know that if i come forward and report this, i
will be singled out and fired for something by his fellow managers. Any
advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Name: Don't waste time reading this
E-mail: It's only intended for a few
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2018

Normal average walking speed is 3.1 MPH on regular terrain, rail yard
terrain is not normal so I will generously cut that in half. Lets say a
guy walks in a rail yard at average 1.5 MPH. 30 racks at 96' per is
30*96=2880' A mile is 5280' so to walk 30 racks would be walking .54
miles or basically a half mile. At a snails pace of 1.5 MPH walking
speed it would take 20 minutes to walk the entire track. Keep in mind
you would only be walking back to the first couple you come to anyways
so worst case scenario would you would be walking 29 racks. 
Lets say you couple into a track and every car is coupled except the
rear one (very unlikely and very rare does this happen). You have 2
options, take a 20 minute walk and risk nothing or pull the cut out to
catch the rear and shove back risking falling off, getting a knuckle,
derailing, etc. 
Before you choose lets determine the time it would take to go with
option 2. Total distance travelled would be doubled, 2880'*2=5760'
On the pull you would go from couple speed, then progress to 4MPH, then
7MPH, and if you are feeling wild go to 10MPH, keep in mind by the time
you got to 10MPH the end of the cut would already be close enough that
you should have been slowing down by now anyways. To progress a 4000'
4000ton train up to 10MPH and then slow it back down to stop and get on
would take every bit of (?) let's do the math. Best case scenario
(which is impossible) would be if you went from stopped to 10MPH
instantly. To travel .5 miles at 10MPH would be 3 minutes and you have
to do it twice to shove back so now you are at 6 minutes. 
Now factor in that you have to progress up to 10MPH and progress down
to stop and get on then progress back up to 10MPH then progress back
down to stop to get off and make a couple. Also factor in that it is
unrealistic and dangerous to get to 10MPH on a 2880' pull on the
terrain that I am talking about. I'm not an astrophysicist so guessing
about 8 minutes.
I bet my last dollar that I can walk 2880' faster (without trying hard
at all) than pull out hop on and shove back. 
9 times out of 10 my next couple isn't the rear car anyways so more
than likely we could take 2880' and plug in about half that for
realism because it is rare to start on a track that is half coupled up.

Again I am not an astrophysicist so I could be totally wrong but to me
the choice clearly is to walk the track and that's what I will do
until a manager forces me to make a bad decision.

Name: Pricing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

The Union sucks. If you file a grievance on anything your job gets
abolished.  And mgt is on your ass like stink on poop. The Unions rep
is an idiot, gum sucking corporate mole who is of course paid by the
company as a regular employee, and is waiting for a juicy high paying
company job and relocation.  Appeal and you get more of the
same....everyone ďconcurrsĒ with the Company position, which is the
ďyour screwedĒ position. They take our money and then crap on us. 
Maybe the Union was once a strong and powerful employee organization a
100 years ago. Today it is a total sham run by Corporate selected and
groomed snitches and lapdogs.   Time to fire the so-called Union and
come up with something that actually represents worker interest and not
just corporate interests.  Unions suck.

Name: Big Bean
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

Attn: Steve Salyers, a position has just opened up for you in Winter
Haven Florida! Terminal manager-posting date is 9/13/18. Apply now on
the CSX Gateway. You have done a great job in Louisville and we need
your strategy implemented in Winter Haven!

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

Just pay us hourly and disband the unions please!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

I want to see Corporate 30 show his ass around here I will be the first
to kick it up between his ears.  No white shirt office jockey is going
to tell me anything, cause they ARE blissfully ignorant up there in the
glass house.   Me and my crew are brothers. We watch each others asses,
children and wives. This Company sucks.  I work to get my pension then
Im gone. To much bull goes on here and the rules are nuts.  Good thing
we got the Union protecting our backs.  Go Union!   Eat those
Corporate. spineless a-holes.  Wait till I find one in Walmart.  He
will look funny with a bat up his arse.  HA HA HA HA.  Go home to mama
with your baloney.  Probably have hands so white and baby soft they
never touched a wrench or a grease gun.  Dumb ass. 
Were going to have beers all around this Friday in Cincinnati.  Drink
till you drop. Join us for a cold one.  You pussy. I may only have a
high school degree but I know a idiot jackass when I seen one.

Name: Louisville Sucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

To all CSX employees on the east coast, be careful and stay safe the
next few days while Florence passes through. Good luck brothers and
sisters.

Name: Yet to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

I was told they could not use management to do work of employees at CSX.
Because of our laws in USA. Well google what they did with cn cp. they
trained all management and office staff to run the trains. They told it
was to use management in case of a strike. But they cut so many jobs.
That they put management to work running the trains. Foote is the same
guy with Hh that implemented this. Just wait and see if it happens with
CSX. The pattern they are doing at CSX was done in Canada tables  etc
all the nonsense. Never say never. Foote will push the envelope ! Foote
has a few more surprises yet.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Has to be that the person who posts as 'Corporate Office 30+ years'
does not seem to understand that employers have to provide a safe
workplace for employees.  "Ignorance is bliss" - I've heard many
times..... must be true.     Safety First.

Name: Responsibility
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

A growing normal company work look after there  assets, that includes
employees. And to provide a safe work environment. When these hedge
fund thugs get control of a company, it is about greed and everything
else is secondary. This is what they did to cn and cp and nothing
changed till they left. This is a ruthless bunch running CSX and itís a
shame they can get people to do there dirty work. Watch your ass with
this group, you mean fuck all to this regime. They would rather fire
people to get there operating ratio down and they will still do that so
again watch your ass.

Name: Tables
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2018

Yes the tables where remove for our giant flea market sale.CSX, needs
these tables to display items we are selling!

Name: HA!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Corp 30


Your post was so full of blow hard crap that I could barely sit up
straight while laughing.   You say your concern is not with switches
and blah blah and our issues are with our unions?   I don't have time
to list all the issues that ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY so I will give you
just one. Example... PAY!!!! 

Every time I get screwed out of what is rightfully mine that was agreed
upon and signed by the union reps AND THE CARRIER it is not just the
unions that should be looking into it and taking responsibility.  Have
you even read your code of ethics. Have even gone on line and looked at
one word of it. Try reading it. Read where it quoted in black and white
that ANY EMPLOYEE who finds discrepancies in the financial records
including PAYROLL is responsible for reporting it immediately. The book
is very clear on every ones role in safety as well.  So when you read
post on here you have been made aware of what is happening out here
along with everyone else sitting in their cushy office chairs but you
chose to stay quiet and  turn a blind eye. You should be asking
questions. You should be bringing these topics up to the appropriate
departments.  You are just as responsible as our unions and everyone
else who is employed by CSX! When they tell you it isn't your business
our it is not a concern of you particular department you should tell
them they are full of crap and they need to read the company ethics
policy that explains that it is the responsibility of ALL EMPLOYEES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Because n/a,  you gave up your voice  to the Union. Both you and
corporate must enter and exit the very narrowly legally construed
employer/employee relationship via the Unions, not social media.  We
appreciate everything you do in the field, but as far as from our
legally bound obligations, everything has to go through the narrow
sphincter called the Union Contract.  The Union reps. Regional.
National. And then trickle back down to rank and file. Bounce around. 
Then repeat. Over and over. We donít like it any more than you do.  But
we as the company canít do anything about it.  Itís the law. And it ties
our hands.

Name: No money for maintenance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Just watch the next quarterly report, and I bet the operating ratio
numbers will be lower again. CSX is not going to spend any money on
infrastructure or equipment. CSX will push everything to its limits and
still find ways to cut costs. Its all about the operating ratio. They
will spend money when they are forced to but will just be patch job not
long term fixes. Donít expect things to change till mantle ridge is long
gone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Corporate office 30+
When you made the post about the #1 concern being safety I really
didn't think I was going to like you at all so I went on a tirade
about how the #1 concern is not safety with the facts I posted. Now
that you have posted that the problem primarily lies with those that
are paid to represent us (which I whole heartedly agree) I might be
able to get along with you. I still have a problem with this though,
since you do read this website then why do our unions have to formally
bring these issue to your attention to get anything done? We all know
they are worthless and won't do anything and we all know there are
plenty of things that need to be done to improve safety so if corporate
reads this site (you say they do) and we in T/E post on here about
issues (like we always do) then why doesn't someone look into it?
Everyone out here is 100% in charge of safety, if I see a potential
hazard I can take a switch out of service on the spot, I can take a
track out of service, I can shop cars, engines, anything. I can stop a
crew and make them go wait in the locker room for a breathalyzer if I
suspect intoxication. If Susan down the road drives across tracks and
notices a malfunctioning gate she can call the number posted and every
train in route to that location will get an EC-1 until it is fixed. So
why does the union have to get involved for the company to take action
on the issues that I have brought up?

Name: Maintance
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Foote is going to let the next ceo do the maintance. There is no money
for anything ! Low operating ratio is all that matters and the share
holders. Iím trying to get the same award as Hh got. Railroader of the
year. And if I spend no money and get the shares up oh the love Iím
going to get from shareholders and maybe my picture in a magazine. I
can see it now Foote turns CSX upside down. What would you do if you
where me ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2018

My comments were only meant to be supportive to those who may be
confused with Company policies. 

We here at Corporate do not concern ourselves with minor trivia
regarding switch oil, old shuttle vans,  frightened employees
non-reporting injuries, braking cars, riding tanks,  trip hazards,
remote duty workers falling over cab. guard rails. (yes, we read this
site).  

Your issue is not with the Company, it is with the people who are
suppose to be representing you - namely your Unions.  

Unless informed by your Union of these complaints, Corporate can take
no action. 

And, since your Union officers are on our payroll as employees/union
officers, we do not get much feedback for some strange reason that we
have no idea why.  

So you see, the problem with your concerns lies elsewhere.  

However, it is not something that someone, or anyone, understands or
has understood.  

You are essentially paying monthly for insurance, without getting the
protection. Or the influence. Or even a voice, even a tiny little
squeaky voice.  

Those who claim to know the Union system, know absolutely nothing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

The #1 concern is not safety. Banning brake sticks was about getting
work done faster. You can't tell me it is safer to climb up on a car
to tie a brake than do it from the ground. You ever seen someone fall
off of a car? Bet you never seen someone fall off of the ground. I'd
rather fall on the ground while standing on the ground than fall on the
ground while standing on a car. 
Standing outside the cab on all remote jobs? I seen a guy almost fall
over the handrail on account of slack running in or out, but I never
seen a guy almost fall out of a seat in the cab from it.
There use to be a rule about riding tanks on a shove, that rule is
gone. You know why a tank is not the safest car to ride on a shove?
Hint it has nothing to do with liquids sloshing around in there. 
If the #1 concern was safety then they would take that 100 Million
dollars per year allocated to safety and buy some grease, spray some
weeds, maintain some track, pick up trip hazards, yata yata so on so
forth.
Trip hazards lol do you know there is no rule for the car shop to have
to pick up scrap steel after making a field repair, I'm serious,
they'll just cut a draw bar of in a track and leave it. When the snow
covers it up it'll be a nice surprise for someone to find. 
Let me ask you this, is it safer to roll around 10MPH in the yard or
15MPH? The answer is 10MPH so why did the speed got from 10-15MPH over
night without anyone inspecting the track to see if it was good for it?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2018

Injuries have not dropped to record lows, injury reporting has dropped
to record lows because of exactly what you said 99% of OTJ injuries are
because someone didn't follow the rules. With that mentality the
individual is more likely to cover up an injury if they can because
they don't want to loose their job. If I break my finger tying a
handbrake I won't report it because I would likely get fired by
someone that wasn't with me and has no clue but says "well if you
were following the rules it wouldn't have happened".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

OK corporate office, I'll start with this and feed you more and more
every time you have a rebuttal until I embarrass you off of here.
1. Someone at sometime decided that crews cannot perform service in
excess of 12 hours. Can't throw a switch, open a knuckle, drive a
train that has no steering wheel and not a lot of traffic around them.

It is deemed to be unsafe to perform service in excess of 12 hours so
tell me why it's safe for me to get in a PTI van that looks and feels
like it is about to fall apart and ride with someone that is tired
almost always on the expressway for 100 miles. 
Tell me how it is safe to ride with a caller runner that has been on
duty for over 15 hours a day for the last 3 days and is currently on
day 4 at the end of his or her 16 hour day. Oh by the way the caller
runner vehicles are also falling apart and are not on a regular fleet
maintenance cycle.  
Answer honestly to this and I'll give you more. FYI I can do this all
day everyday and won't run out of answers for you so just letting you
know you will not win this fight if you choose to engage further.

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

The tables being removed is to get crews out the door and working
faster. Sounds to me like piss poor management! You mean to tell me
that the managers can't get crews working so they remove tables!
Sounds to me like they should have removed the managers. You gotta be a
worthless excuse of a manager if you can't motivate your employees
enough to get out and start working. I would fire every manager under
me if they had to resort to this to get their guys working. 
Louisville, I would fire every manager on duty the prior shift if I had
engines run out of fuel. Furthermore I'd fire every manager involved in
doing O-test because there are a lot bigger issues to deal with right
now. I'm about to fire every manager within 100 miles whether they
work at CSX or not if I don't grease on the m-effing switches!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Our #1 concern has and always will be employee safety.  99% of all OTJ 
injuries are due to employees not following safety rules and
regulations.  We provide over $100 million dollars annually for safety
training.   Injuries have dropped to record lows.  You can help make a
safer work environment by reporting unsafe work practices of other
employees to your Trainmaster.  This includes substance abuse, which
has been noted to be on the rise in the Chicago terminals for all
roads.  Work smart.  Stay safe. And above all, follow the safety rules.

Name: BATTING THE STACK OFF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Railroading under the best possible conditions is not safe, Railroading
under Foote and friends is really not safe,
Railroading under Foote and friends with track and equipment that is
under maintained is a hazard waiting to happen. 
Derailments happen for 2 reasons, human factor or equipment failure. In
the last 2 years the majority of derailments have NOT been human factor.
This is a fact and it is well documented. So if T/E is not causing the
derailments then it is the fault of the equipment. Everything from
track to engines to cars etc. The company knows this and is still not
taking steps in preventing the accidents. The company is putting our
safety on the back burner, they do not care about us at all! 
Next time you are riding a car or a train is pulling by you just think
about a car tipping over on you and you never seeing your kids or wife
again. Hug and kiss them before you leave the house because when you
pull out of your driveway it might be the last time you ever see them.
It is this real and this serious! I know everyone out here has seen at
least one derailment and a lot of times the cars are completely on
their side. There is a 100% chance that you would not survive a car
landing on you. If you did survive by some kind of miracle then you
would wish you were dead because you would need a lot more than a
Band-Aid. 
Unions were established in part to improve workers conditions and that
includes safety. Why this hasn't been addressed is beyond me. 
I shit you not, the union has till October 1st to do something about
it. October 2nd I am calling my local news station to report on this
issue. I already have a lawyer on retention that has a strong
background in suing big businesses and unions. He told me to get the
news out there first and he is 100% certain that after they report on
it and it is public knowledge the lawsuit against the company and the
lawsuit against the union is going to be like shooting fish in a
barrel.
I suggest someone from every terminal do the same. No one should have
to work in an environment that is so dangerous because of a lack of
preventative maintenance. The company can fix the things that are
causing hazardous conditions.
Like I said the union has had plenty of time to do something and they
have about 3 weeks left and I promise you October 2nd if the wheels are
not in motion to correct this then there will be news crew to expose the
truth. 
WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE DIES OR IS MANGLED TO IMPROVE
THE CONDITIONS. A RECORD OF 100 YEARS WITH NO ONE KILLED DOESN'T MEAN
IT'S SAFE, IT JUST MEANS WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY.
HUG AND KISS YOUR FAMILY BEFORE YOU GO TO WORK! EVERY DAY CAN BE YOUR
LAST OUT HERE. IT'S NOT WORTH 70K/YEAR TO RISK YOUR LIFE ON SOME DUMB
SHIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

I don't see it happening. That would mean they would have to be able to
coordinate trains and crews, they'd have to be able to get you there
with time left. They'd have to know what they were doing. We know
that's not the case. 
What do you think csx's failures will be when they try it on your sub?

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Ha......lol.  

That was good one!  You forgot 2  more...family and neighbors from
hell. Try sleeping with them around during the day then get called back
out in 10. Then there's the damn roster calls all night. If your in the
hotel 24 hrs at least your phone isn't ringing off the hook after your
rested! Damn!  Now I'm depressed! I think I'm going to miss the
place!

Name: Oh crap!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

CSX 
Do you even realize what will happen if you do away with hotels with
this train flip idea!!!
First, divorce rates Will double. Mistresses will be showing up at home
and wives will get caught with their boy toys! Expenses will go up at
home(electric,food etc). Getting use to be together every night will
take some adjustments. Men will be expected to do more at home! Lets
not forget the wives that dont allow drinking or sex at home. Everyone
is going to be more stressed and tired and unhappy as hell! More unsafe
workers running the rails!

Thanks alot for nothing!

Name: Paper trail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

They are holding all employees feet to the fire on rules everything. So
when the company breaches contract, or safety issue. Every employee
should put in grievance every time they violate contract or find
something unsafe. Bury them in paper it cost thousands of dollars to go
to arbitration. Make CSX pay for there corrupt ways. And donít let up
till they do change there ways. CSX will figure it out that itís
cheaper to honour contract then paying out on lost arbitration cases.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

They need to rip our contract up and make a new one that will actually
be held up. Make a completely new contract from scratch!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Yeah, but they can send everyone system wide a warning about a shooting
in Jacksonville.  Just goes to show how incompetent this regime is.

Name: tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

MAJOR HURRICANE TO HIT NC IN 2DAYS impact SC and se VA.  Yards that will
be impacted: NC-Wilmington, Rocky Mount, Hamet  VA-Newport News,
Richmond yards SC-Florence. Major flooding expected from this Cat3-4
strong.

And still no plans of safety or shut down information from CSX.  The
last news update on the website is Aug. 26.

What the fuck?

Name: To exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

Yes you are right with group grievance,but Iíve not seen many submitted.
Most grievances Iíve seen won was by the individual employee. This
regime singles out a person in most cases to make example out of him.
To cause fear so others are intimidated. Over and over again.

Name: Exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Contract 

You are wrong.  If the union reps know that the carrier is deliberately
violating the agreements they can step in and file a charge against the
carrier for malicious attempt to violate said agreement and failure to
negotiate in good faith. Yes they need details of what is happening but
they don't need hundreds. The LCS can step in and file a group
complaint demanding solidarity and to make all members whole.
Constantly violating the same article over and over again is a blatant
disregard for that agreement. It doesn't matter if it happened to two
people or 10. An order to cease the violation should be shoved down
their throats. Fact is your union officials are weak!

Name: Contracts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

The employee only has to fill his duties of the contract in place.
However if a manager tries to tell you to do it his way. The employee
has to comply unless it is unsafe, then you have the right to refuse.
If the employee refuses you are insubordinate and can be fired. If the
company decides not to follow the contract rules they can. And they
know down the road they will have to make affected employees whole only
if they protest threw a grievance. The company knows most are lazy and
will not submit a grievance. And it is a win for the company. The union
can only represent you if you file a grievance and submit the violation
of the contract. Unions are not militant anymore like in the old days.
Itís a paper war now, and the company is spanked buy paying cash out to
people affected. Thatís it thatís all ! Crying in  the  lunch and locker
room how joe blow fucked you over will get you no where. Having a pity
party for yourself might make you feel better but thatís all. Take the
time every time and file a grievance. I know of members that filed
grievances forgot about it two years later nice big check put  in his
account. And the guy that did not file a grievance got nothing.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Cond 1-

You got an lc?  You know his name? Call his ass. Instead of getting on
here and digging call you LC and ask him what's happening out here. 
He doesn't know then ask him WHY THE HELL NOT. So what are you going
to do about it?  You got some kind of plan to change it all if you got
details?  Fact is they want this shit in the entire system. If they
want it in your area your getting it. I heard the shit happened in
cinci.  LCs should be up in this shit. They should be contacting other
locals and pulling together by now. If not then it's time to find new
LCs. Demand the General chairman address the members. Give the members
some fu...g answers!

Name: All bullshit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

We went threw all this bullshit with Hh. Understand when someone says
union is agreeing with this. No they are not. This regime will do what
they want, they donít care about the rules or collective agreement that
is in place. The collective agreement will stands until there is a new
contract. You all have to put in a grievance when the agreement is
violated. It might take 50 years to get infront of arbitrator. But that
is the only recourse you have. CSX knows this they want to get operating
ratio down, shares as high as they can.  Then cash out and ride into the
sun set. The next ceo etc will have the job of fixing everything. CSX is
not following the collective agreement they signed off on. That is why
managers do what they want and tell you if you donít like it put a
grievance in and laugh. The only thing the union can do is try and make
the company accountable for the agreements they signed. And CSX is not
doing that. So paper is filed and has to work itís way threw the
system, in the mean time CSX is just repeating this over and over.Dont
even argue with management put a grievance in if your short changed and
you will get paid down the road. Priority is getting people back to work
that where fired for nothing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Co 1-10, where did this happen that they told them to take another
train? We need details

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

ZULU 
Are you kidding? Are you a troll? It's to reduce crews and get rid of
hotel cost. Where do you think they got the idea.
In the meantime we still have to deal with retarded TM and now so
called Rf who don't know shit and just make up rules as they go along.
Just stood there and listened to a new Rf tell a crew they combined the
rules on security cars being left and unattended with the rule of
securing locomotives. BULLSHIT! WTF! Where's this bulletin. Told him
to show it to us. Had a crew arguing that it okay to put handbrake on
motors and cars at the same time before doing 1  minute test on cars
when your leaving the whole train tied down. He said all you got to do
is release the brakes wait 4 seconds for each motor to release then do
additional one minute. We told him that was the light power rule. Try
opening your damn rule book and read rule 410 then try reading rule
411. It's black and white! He got pissed and stormed out. Lazy f..ks
can't just open the book and read the black and white rules! Just make
shit up. where did he even come up with this combined shit rule! Jesus! 
We're all cursed to hell with this outfit. No hope left.  

If you didn't know this New Rfs if the rule has steps number 1-2-3etc.
You are supposed to do those steps in order listed. If it's a-b-c etc
it's options! learn to read the book!

Name: ZULU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Wonder where they got the idea to start this meet and swap plan?

Name: Ai safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

When I started the rr the conductor and headend brakeman would always be
looking down each side of the train for defects etc. Then they took
caboose off put people in the head end. And the lengh of the trains
they cannot see tail end. The rr counted on hotbox detector and
dragging equipment sensors. As a carman I would see lots of trains
yarding with dragging equipment like brake beams etc. And bearings red
hot. That just went by the scanners. And the long length of these
trains now and the dangerous product they are hauling is scarey In my
view. And with one less set of eyes, it is going to be a matter of time
before there is major disaster. The public is clueless what is going
threw there towns and cities. There will be a public outcry when there
is a major disaster and loss of life. And the public is going to ask
how the rr where able to get away with such laxed safety rules. The
clock is ticking!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Warning..


The shit is already starting. Crew just told everyone they took a train
to a siding and picked one up to bring back. ONE TICKET. Put them under
a switcher job ticket. Talks are the union is agreeing that we have set
trip rates . Pay by rail miles. Agreement states pools will be paid a
trip ticket for each train handled no matter where you turn.  They are
going to combine these trains. Our Agreement is going to get shredded. 
If this happens it's time to vote out the international officers. We
Got to clean house.  There's poop holes all through the agreement.
Engineers is full of loop holes too. Time to clean up the language.
Time for a new union!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Hide and Die

What a putz!!!! After I retired from CSX I worked part-time through
Manpower for a non-union railroad as an outside contractor doing
flagging. I made $20 an hour plus mileage it was more per hour then
majority of their employees who make $15-$18 an hour. NO healthcare
other than a voluntary group policy. Over time after 40 hours. They did
finally get into RRB a few years ago. Before that it was Social Security
& a 401K. The 4 1/2 years I worked there I saw workers let go for no
reason. It was almost like Walmart a turnstile workplace. Even
supervisors changed constantly. You say the union does nothing.
Railroaders make above average incomes. They have heath care for the
entire family. They have a structured pension, They're the gold
standard of occupations today. Give me a break. The union has fought
hard against the efforts to change it. This last contract the railroad
wanted heath care to go up to $1500 for just the employee another $1500
for the family. That's just one example of what the railroads think of
the workers. Go read the Railway Labor Act it's apparent you are
clueless. Most likely never been to a union meeting or got involved.
Most likely don't even work in transportation or the other crafts just
a anti-union scab. A Trump supporter that wants a Federal Right to Work
Law that'll drastically affect railroaders in a negative way.

Name: Fight or Die
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Itís no secret the Union has been failing us big time for years and
years.  Enough. Union decertication requires only 10% of membership. 
No waiting period for Union deriliction of duty,  fraudulent
representation, coercion, gross incompetence, unfit to represent,
etc... No need for Petitions - not needed.  Simply write NLRB to
request decertification. They tally the letters. Add up the votes. Once
decertified,  no more Union dues. No more ďnegotiated ď layoffs, wage
decreases, benefit reductions, lay offs, firings, or unjust protocol . 
  etc. Fed RR laws kick in to protect RR WORKERS , far stronger than so
called binding Union contracts that give away everything and protect
ZERO. Eliminate the Company Union. Decertify them.  Then strike if we
want - no contract to stop us.  The Company is far more likely to
negotiate better terms with us.  The current Union execs make millions
off us by colluding with the company. Take control of your life for
once.  Write the letter. Do it now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

The reason I asked about qualifying is because we only go west out of
our terminal, and the next terminal also only goes west. Therefore in
order to meet the next terminal halfway, they would have to be
qualified to go east to get to our halfway point. I know I don't have
to be qualified to go back home. Not every terminal has an east pool
and a west pool. 

I understand the principle, just asking how it's been working or how
they started it.

Name: UNION NEWS RELEASEC
E-mail: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

HEAR YE, HEAR YE,

By Proclamation the Union hearny contractually agrees/grants all
railroad union workers a $ 250 / month reduction in wages, a loss of
10,000 jobs over the next 12 months, crew graduation to one employee
per train, flip flop requirements, cessation of hours on duty law, and
inclusion of on the job medical marijuana exemptions.  After round the
clock negotiations over several months this is the best we can secure
for our brothers and sisters.  All remaining members will receive a 2
cent per hour Ďincrease beginning 01/01/2020.   Thank you for your
support.  Contact your local Rep if any questions.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Cond.
 
Started down south to begin with. Doing it in Cincinnati now and no you
don't have to be qualified to go back where you came from.  If your
swapping then your meeting someone else half way and swapping. Your
taking their train back where you came from. you end up back at your
home terminal. That's how they get rid of hotels. Their starting it on
the great lakes side on st.Louis line. At least they are working on it
but dont have a plan yet. Already picked some trains to try but
haven't made progress yet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Where is the train swapping taking place? When did it start and what
happened first? Did they have to qualify people in the opposite
direction?

Name: Job postings by management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

All those managers have most likely been researching those jobs, because
they could end up with one. This regime has made all managers compete
with each other,and they are all trying to out due each other. Managers
know when the CSX police show up with a card board box it is to clean
there desk out and then get the escort off the property. And I mean all
levels of management. Thes managers are a pin drop from a mental break
down. Stay turned for the out come, here one day gone the next. One of
those jobs might look pretty good after getting killed coed to the curb
by a he CSX corrupted regime.

Name: Urban Dictionary 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Its not personal...."Its just Business"

Name: John raine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

I'm almost sure that was you john raine that posted who was hiring
within 40 miles of Louisville. What the hell do you know about
anything. You are one of the prime reasons Louisville sucks so bad. All
that suckin you do on mini me Steve salyers!

Name: Hey re-railer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

I guess... Louisville! OSBORNE YARD!!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Engineers
   

I had a talk with the engine house supervisor yesterday and he told me
just what the previous poster said.  The alerter test is mandatory and
is done by the electrician. He is not going to make a note where he
puts head end device testing. Its not necessary and don't bother
asking them in the house if they did the test because they will tell
you yes every time. Take the units as is per rules.

Name: Elon musk fears ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

https://amp.nine.com.au/article/016c13c8-1bab-4479-bcda-4ffa61a5b43b
public has to be warned about the lack of safety if ai is going to take
over train movement.

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

DISPATCHERS

 Everyone knows some of you read this site everyday. So why don't you
tell us what is going on. At least what you know at this time. The DTO
has to know what changes are in the works. You have to keep track of
all your crews on duty and where they are. Its safety protocol!
If the crews are going to flip flop on trains you know you have to
reactivate their bulletin for the new train they are getting on.
There is no doubt they are setting up meeting places and you are
discussing how your plan will be to pace trains to have good meets. You
cant let a train sit for an hour and wait on the other train to show up
and swap. You have an ear to whats going on. So tell us what is being
discussed. Where are the meets being planned. Which trains are getting
set up on the profile for swapping. When is this supposed to take
place.  It will help you more if the crews have some idea of when and
where this is going to take place!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Blapples

 YOu are 100% right. There isn't a damn thing you can do but file
claims and pay your money. Those union meetings are a waste of time. I
have been to plenty. You voice your complaint and they go no where. I
have submitted plenty in writing and demanded they be handed to the
general chairman direct. You bet your bottom dollar they ended up in
file 13.  I know from experience the only way you can get your unions
to step up their game is to threaten their positions. Vote them out.
Send them packing. The only time the union ever gets seriously involved
is when the union members start a major stir and the carrier starts
getting worried because they don't want it getting out to the public
that the workers are starting an uproar and the press might get wind
and start asking questions. The union steps in every time and makes
deals under the table with the carrier. THIS IS A FACT! Then they act
like they came and saved the day and took care of everything because if
they don't they will have egg on their face and the press can have a
field day with it. We also have the right to sue our union by Federal
law for not representing us to the fullest extent available to them. 
No one knows what their federal protections are. They don't know their
federal right of protection against corrupt and inept unions set forth
by federal law. If they would all just research their rights and take
advantage of them it would send a message to the unions and the
carriers that we aren't going to deal with their shit laying down.  No
one will stand together. Going to meetings is a waste of time. The LCs
all know what's happening. They work out here just like the rest of
us. They don't need us to file paperwork for everything. They have
just as much of a right to step up for us and demand solidarity. When
was the last time all the LC's got together and filed a massive
petition to the unions and demanded some straight answers form them and
demanded to know exactly what was going on and what was on the tables. I
cant remember when that happened last. Cant even get the LC's to put
their unions on front street. So what does that leave us? Laying down!
No more favors!  No more kissing ass! No more taking every call off the
roster calls. No more sucking up. Mo more doing their work for them. No
more making phone calls we don't have to make to get the YM and TMs
work done for them. STOP KISSING ASS! Stop thinking about yourself and
no one else. For gods sake. Just stick together for once in your
miserable lives.

In the meantime while you sit here and read this they are working on
their plan to downsize the manpower and put more people out of work.
They are getting rid of hotels and changing the pools to do it. They
are talking on pay rates and changes in the way rail miles are going to
be handled.   Flip on a train and go the other direction on another one
but only be paid for handling freight for one train. Pay based on rail
miles only. A lot on the table right now and not one single LC can give
you any hard cold facts on what happening.  Wake up people! Work rules
and conditions are being revamped as we speak!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2018

BLAPPLES

I'm sure those Air Traffic Controllers had the same logic as you do.
How can they replace us? Well, they did. Do you have a brain in your
head? Railroaders can't strike under the RLA without justification.
Every safety strike I was on the railroads had a court injunction in
place by the time we set up picket lines. Wildcat strike is just people
talking BS. You can't get 20% to walk picket lines in a SANCTIONED
STRIKE. I know it happened in 1982 when we were allowed to strike over
a contract. Most just sat at home on their ass while those of us who
did walk picket lines were there for 24-48 hours with no replacements.
It lasted 4 days before Reagan ordered us back to work. Wildcat
BS!!!!!!!!

Name: Siding with rr jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

If you have  a present contract in place you canít striike. The unions
job is to make sure they honour the collective agreement. If you ever
think there would be a wild cat strike you would never get that
directive from union leaders. Itís illegal and the company would find
the rats, to finger who organized a wildcat strike and fire them first
, then most likely the people involved.  They did this at the rr I work
for, we shut place down twenty hours big deal. The rats came out of the
woodwork to save there own skins. Lots of people lost there jobs.

Name: BLAPPLES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Yeah RRJIM Trump would force us back, no one can force us to work
period, and sure Trump would fire us all. Do you have a brain in your
head at all? Do you know how long it would take to replace the manpower
we are talking about here? 
We pay union dues so the union will do what they are paid to do. Are
you serious or really this dumb? When you pay the guy to build your
fence does he expect you to help out? Does the guy at taco bell expect
you to help roll the taco's that you paid for? No because he is paid
to do a job so he does his job. You have sparked curiosity though
please tell me what we are supposed to do to help out the union other
than pay dues? AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT SAY GO TO UNION MEETINGS
BECAUSE THEY ARE NOTHING BUT A WASTE OF TIME BECAUSE ANYONE THAT HAS
ANY SUGGESTIONS ON IMPROVEMENTS OR ANY NEGATIVE CRITICISM WILL BE
SHUNNED!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Wildcat strike? Trump would order you back to work which is his right
under the RLA. Then he would fire anyone who went on strike like Reagan
did with the Air Traffic Controllers. Isn't that his famous line
"You're Fired". 

Most seem to think because they pay union dues it's not their
responsibility to help out. Look up the definition of "union". Power
in numbers.

Name: Jackson Bender
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wvir/documents/eddy-v-trains-lawsuit.pdf

Pottroff will have a CSX cover up video before long.

Name: One man health
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

My friend brought up, if they go to one man crews and you have a medical
condition. That other person is not in cab to perform CPR. If you have a
condition that the company feels you are not fit to be behind the
controls , are they going to hold you out of service till condition is
addressed? I guess these have to be answered!are they going modify the
rules?

Name: Re-railer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

The costs of derailments in the last year in one specific terminal could
have covered the cost of operating the hump at that terminal for the
next 4 years. The costs of derailments that will happen over the next
90 days will exceed the cost of running the hump for the next year. If
you guess the terminal I am talking about you will win a prize.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Read the post that Conductor 30+ submitted.

Name: 4' 8.5"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

If ever you think someone is doing something for any reason other than
their own personal gain then you are most likely wrong. I said most
likely because there is a .0000001% chance that someone's actions are
for the benefit of another living creature and not their own.

Name: Bernie Sanders 2020
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

I would think that if the unions would ever do anything for us it would
be fight against 1 man crews. They wouldn't actually be doing it for
us so in the future if it looks like they are fighting against 1 man
crew for us don't get it twisted! They are against 1 man crews for 1
reason and 1 reason only, the unions do not care about us but they
don't want 1 man crews because they would loose about half of their
revenue when they loose about half of their members.

Name: Campaign for safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

I think it is time for rr unions across North America, to fund a
campaign to the public about there safety with one man crews. On tv
adds news papers all forms of media. Political people care  about votes
not the standing of the rr companies. The union has to take the money
from strike fund where ever they can to get the message out. Pamphlets
anything. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Or just sit back and do
nothing. It is your future people.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Actually, every contract we give stuff up and get NOTHING in return.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Which one did you submit your application to?

Name: Fed up with it!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

List of companies hiring within 40 miles of Louisville 
Ford
Toyota
Jim Beam
Four Roses
Heaven Hill
American Synthetic Rubber Corporation
Cable Technology Communications LLC
Raytheon 
Progress Rail Services Corp.
Swift Trucking
Averitt Express
Waste Management
Rumpke
United States Postal Service
Norfolk Southern

I'm tired of all the crying around here so feel free to leave, you
will be replaced by next week and we won't miss you I promise. You
think you have it bad try being a manager here for a week!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

That article is already a couple yrs. old.


How many actually submitted comments to the FRA when the rail unions
asked for members to do so, not very long ago?

How many actually have contacted their US representatives & asked for
their support for at least 2 person crew legislation?

I/we at home did.  

Both - should have been totally bombarded.  Many people don't seem to
give a rat's ass about anything until it directly affects them and
then it may be too late and that's sad.

Public support for a rail strike? = HA, that'll never happen. 1st time
other workers are sent home from their jobs because of non-delivered
rail goods, etc., think those people would be sympathetic to railroad
employees?

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Cotís stands for cleaned  oiled tested stencil. At one time each rail
car by AAR rules had to have a complete overhaul of the brake system
after 16 years. They stopped this because it cost a lot of money and
down time. Now the brake system gets a simple In shop test every five
years. These cars have been running around with the brake components
the way they came from the factory. The older the car gets the more air
brake problems there are and  it happens on the road, if your lucky you
can just cut the car out. But with sticky brake or sprung slack
adjuster the car has to be set off asap. Then there is number 8 vent
value on longer cars that stick open on colder days. When this happens
brake stays set up and with long trains you will not get calibration. I
could go on and on. Now the hogger by himself has to monitor the new
systems and everything else. I think if company goes one man it will
not be long until they go back to two man crew. It is going to be one
big delay after another with one man crew. That is my take on it.

Name: Looking for work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

It's all a step towards autonomous trains. 1st we go to one man crews
where PTC runs the train and there is a super engineer or a super
conductor to ride in the cab. Once this works pretty good they put more
money into infrastructure to allow the train to run 100% by itself, or
maybe with a monitor from a remote location.
This is all near future plans. It's a long time before trains will be
able to be built by themselves so yard rco jobs are safe for now.
engineers and road conductors are on the verge of extinction. We are
just not going to be needed much longer.

Name: One man fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/273916-fra-rule-gives-us-chance-to-bar-most-one-person-crew-trains?amp

Name: Trouble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Well if they go with one man crews, they better have lots of ground
support. There is so much that can go wrong with mechanical side of a
train. For example getting hit by scanners, pull apart, lose of air
etc. The list goes on, it defeats the purpose if they take conductor
out of the crew. And have to have mechanical staff chase these trains.
With the length of trains they want to run. It will be very interesting
to see where the money is saved, and no delays.  It does not matter how
good your ai  is you still have to have hands on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

We have lost time and again over the years and it is time for big
change. The only way we can take back our railroad is to strike! We
don't need the union to strike, it's called a wildcat strike you can
google it. If we were to stand together and strike it would make world
news within a few hours and wouldn't take more than a day for the
company to drop to it's knees. 
Some quick math to back this up-
Annual revenue is 12 billion, 12 billion divided by 365 is 33 million
Daily revenue is 33 million a one day strike cost 33 million
The company is not going to win that fight ever. Why you ask? Because
33 million per day hurts and they will quickly loose investors so it
hurts more when you factor that in. 
But wait there's more! If the company didn't bow down willingly they
would be forced by the government. It's easier to go after a greedy
corrupt board of directors than it is 20 thousand employees. Who do you
think would have the support of the public? Greedy millionaires at the
top trying to make another couple bucks at the expense of railroaders
or railroaders that work their butts of on call 24/7 to get by.

Name: Former DF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

One person train crews are coming no matter what. Congress will have no
influence whatsoever, unions will have no influence whatsoever.
Starting with unions... Have the unions had any power at all since
Mantle Ridge came in the picture? Have contract negotiations ever
really improved? Every time we get a new contract we have to give
something up to gain something else, and dues always go up. We never
get a contract that is better for employees.
As for legislative action... Even if it is law for there to be two
person train crews it won't stop carriers from manipulating scenarios
to find and loophole and get around it. There is a very easy way (that
I'm not going to post on here) for carriers to get around having two
per crew but still not violate any mandatory laws requiring it. 

It's not a Democrat vs. Republican issue, it is an issue of greed
being more important than public safety to the carriers.

Name:  new era coming
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2018

Try to get involved with your union, and any politician that will
listen, one man crew reduces safety period. And the union is going to
have to spend money to educated the public. I think once the public see
the dangers of one man crew they will get on board.  You have nothing to
lose but your job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Trainmaster 

90k to drive crews around.  You guys can't even do that right without
speeding, running stop signs, and playing on your cell phones.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

The BLET & SMART are trying to get Congress to pass a bill to secure 2
people in the cab of the locomotive. I've known about it for a couple
years. It's been in the BLET news letter etc... People keep voting in
Republicans who control the majority. You get what you vote for can't
blame the unions. If members don't get involved they're to blame. CSX
can't do this on their own, the others railroads are just as eager to
get one man. Congress has the power to create & pass bills that protect
railroad workers or the railroads since we're under the RLA. This
isn't just a fight between the railroads & unions. Get involved with
your union. Contact your representatives in Congress to support 2 in
the cab.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

To the TM/poser/troll...
Why would you ever bring up the article about the one man trains for
2020 and not specifically mention it?  You think your job is safe? 
Doesn't take a genius to realize with less people on the train the
less managers they'll need.  

On a serious note, the unions need to be more proactive over the 1 man
train crews now.  These big companies use their power and influence to
sway million dollar decisions so don't think they wont do every dirty
trick in the book to get their way.  

Think about this for a moment.  The minute they were allowed to put
those cameras in the engines they knew they could use all the evidence
against employees who get tired and sleep on the trains.  Our unions
allowed this because the big railroads to bend them over with word
verbage on a gd agreement they violate every day like its our equipment
and we'll do what we want.  I've got bad news folks.  Because you let
one thing slide after another and had no backbone, the slippery slope
is about to be like Chevy Chase going down the hill on Christmas
vacation.  

Here's the plan that's gonna go down.  There will be a utility man
for 8 hours a shift maybe more and the conductors will go on every line
of road enabled with PTC in probably 3 years or less.  The really bad
part, I could see these slimey mfers using management to do this work,
a.k.a assistance to the train, and I doubt there's much the union
could do about it.  Don't believe it?  

Here's what the BLET needs to do and the SMART...if they're actually
smart.  Join the unions now and TRY to prevent this.  Even with a good
pay raise, most any engineer I know would not enjoy being in that cab
alone at all times of the day and night.  You've got a camera staring
at you, you can't use any electronic devices, you can't even listen
to music or speak to anyone except yourself or the dispatcher.  This
does not sound very enticing.  But here's the even worse news.  Once
the engineer by himself/herself becomes a LIABILITY...well you know how
the story ends.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Wuz up my brudas you sum tuf mofos to be puttin up wit da bullzsheet. My
bird trex be tellin me all da time csx sucks. Ya no dat bird be rights.
I works enoughs to pay da basics back to bangin the blonde down tha
road on off time. You mofos be hard up.

Name: To tm 10-20 years
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Tm you have a smart mouth hiding behind a key board. One thing that will
happen to you is the more jobs they cut, the less chance they need
people like you. They have done a study and it shows 66 percent of
managers add no productive value to a company. I would bet you fall
into that 66 percent category. Laugh all you want pal but you will not
get the last laugh. Just takes you to piss off one of your bosses and
your gone. You have no protection what so ever.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Sum 
Ignore Tm.  Just a troll. They always come out when discussions get
itchy. They know who views this site.

Engine house....

Since you test all aleters by law can you tell me if an alerter is
malfunctioning if it goes off every 15-20 seconds the entire trip? 
I just had one that did that to me for 8 damn hours. You got to know
how annoying and frustrating it is to hit a button every 15-20 seconds
. I just prayed I got delayed and stuck in sidings so I didn't have to
listen to it.  Is that a legal alerter? I can't imagine it is.

Name: SUM AN ANA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Trainmaster talk a lot, we would sure like to know who you are or at
least where you work. You are completely unprofessional and have no
business being a Trainmaster or even a CSX employee. All you are doing
is creating a hostile environment. Nothing you have posted on here has
in anyway been productive what so ever. If this is the attitude you
have in real life then you will not be around for long I promise. I
have been a Conductor, Trainmaster, and Yardmaster and have never seen
someone act so immature. Something I learned a long time ago is that
people will do more for leaders that respect them than those that do
not. You some how have passed through the system to become a
Trainmaster while not showing your true colors to your bosses. I
promise if it is found out who you are you will not have a job with CSX
in any capacity. Watch yourself and tread lightly partner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Before we get to Claims, BSBC, and Hogger, this Isi BIG NEWS:

The National Academy of Sciences has declared, based on historical
statistics regarding Union railroad workers since WWII,  the railroad
trainman and engineer are now declared to be,  "ENDANGERED SPECIES". 


The forecasted date for the end of the species  is 2020. 

Only the San Diego Zoo will have the last specimen of both a trainman
and an engineer, for purposes of scientific study and breeding. 

CLAIMS:   your on the wrong side of the fence.  A train master gets
paid 90K because they work for the Company.  You, sir, work for the
mafia under the guise of a Union name. Shame on you. 

BSCB:  see claims above. Your on the wrong side of the fence, again. 

HOGGER: this is why we get rid of union employees as fast as we can and
replace them with robots and technology.  You idiots have been leaving
trains a minute short of the terminal for decades.  We can't wait to
get rid of you.  Your like watching the Three Stooges thing to bake a
pie.   No one knows the recipe for success, let alone how to turn on
the stove.

The Company is patient.   We know your headed for the Zoo as your
permanent residence. 

 GOOD RIDDANCE.

Name: Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

ALL ENGINEERS!
Bulletin 5301.2

We read your new bulletin on testing the alerter and saw where it says
unless notified by the mechanical department it was done you have to
test it.

First, testing the alerter is a mandatory test that must be done when
we are servicing and testing the engine devices. It is done by the
electrical man. It is FRA law.

Second, quit asking us over the radio when you get power out of the
house if we did it.  We are going to tell you yes EVERY TIME!!! It is
Fra law.

Third, we have never noted it on the brake slips we leave on your lead
engine and we aren't going to start it now.  Where would we put it?
there is no separate place to note alerter testing. 

The operating rules department should know this and should have worded
that bulletin in a different way. Besides, I believe you all know you
have a rule that says you have to accept the engines they way they are
out of the house. That should take care of any misconceptions that you
have!

Name: By the book
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Iíve worked with guys that went by the book from day one. They donít
care what rank the management is. There was never nothing they could do
to these guys. They never let up, and management did not try to play
games with them. They new the rules inside out. And where not afraid to
submit paper work. If equipment was less than perfect they would tag it.
The guys that give in to management put themselves in jeopardy if
equipment fails and causes injury or what ever. Why do that to yourself
when you have rules and laws to protect you! Iíve seen it all in my
thirty plus years! A lot of guys say they just want to get home!!!

Name: BSBC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

We gotta figure out why they deny a claim worth about $37.68 but then
turn around and pay a trainmaster 90k a year to haul crews around. Yall
wanna talk about trimming fat around here well if you want to make cuts
then start with positions that don't prove their worth. Ask yourself
is this manager really contributing 90k+ worth of value per year? What
is this trainmaster didn't show up for a week? Would it be much
different without him? I can guarantee you would notice if the Y999
didn't have a conductor for a week. 
Just keeping it real dawg 100%

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Local Chairmen please post an extensive list of all valid claims in the
locker rooms. I have recently found out that there are a tremendous
amount of T/E employees that don't know about a lot of claims that
they could be putting in.

Here are a few to get started 
CSRA
Late minutes pays 20 minutes straight time
Doubled out claim pays 4 hours straight time
Called outside call cycle pays minute for minute back to last cycle 
S1 claim pays 8 hours straight time 
Holiday claim pays 8 hours straight

Name: hogger 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

other/30 yr

Had a crew called out of the hotel to go get a train just outside of
the yard in a siding to take home. They had just deadheaded a crew in
front of them by no more than 30 minutes. When the crew got to the
train it only had one engine. The engineer is one that has balls and
doesn't lay down. After boarding he told the conductor forget it. We
aren't taking this crap and he shopped it. After contacting the
dispatcher they were told to get in the wagon they came in and just
deadhead home. Dispatch got ahold of the first crew that was deadheaded
and turned them around to go back to the yard and find another engine to
add to it. 
A lot of questions were asked by the first crew and what it boiled down
to was the chief was afraid to send the second crew back to the yard
because he was afraid the engineer would shop anything they had left.
Didn't want to take the chance. Was rolling the dice that the first
engineer called out would take what ever they had left. 
Guess what......he did. So the second engineer got a deadhead home
while the first one got turned around and had to come back and do all
the work and take the train home.
What's that tell you about having a reputation on following the FRA
laws and standing your ground and doing whats right. Too bad they will
always find that other one that wont.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Train swapping

It just handing off trains at a halfway point. pools meeting in the
middle and grabbing trains to turn and take back home. Trying to get
rid of staying at hotels. Said they have been doing it down south for
awhile. Cant get any details on how it has been working out down there.

Name: Train swapping
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Train swapping has begun in the north...
What exactly is train swapping and where is this happening? We would
appreciate some details if you could

Name: To not scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

I have been reading these posts for two years now. Iím a thirty year rr.
Finally someone has some balls to stand up to these pricks. Yes you have
laws on your side. I wish everyone would follow your lead and do what is
right and do the job the way they where trained to do it. Not let these
manager pricks off the hook all the time so they can get there bonuses,
so there fat wifeís donít throw them out of the house. Get some balls
people like this guy.

Name: notscared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Trainmaster

Your wrong. You don't pay me to do a job. You don't take one dime out
of your pocket to pay me. The man pays me, just like you. They pay me to
work for them and part of that requirement is for me to take my rules
test and pass it. To follow ALL the rules including FRA rules and
operating rules.  That's what I'm paid for. Not to make you look good
by breaking rules and cutting corners to help you out because you cant
get your trains built on time and out of the yard on time. 
You wont every be able to intimidate me into breaking laws and taking
piece of crap motors that are non compliant. I have shopped and will
continue to shop motors every week if they aren't up to guidelines set
by the FRA. When you run your mouths to me about it I call the FRA and
the mechanical desk every time and tell them why and what happened.
Tell them start a paper trail on the unit. Get er done!
You got your suck asses who do anything to help you out and the ones
who just don't care and take what ever piece of shit you give them.
They are also the ones who are standing in the crew rooms crying like
little bitches because they got screwed on the job or didn't get paid
what they were supposed to. Just gets me laughing!  You suck the
company and break the laws and help out the man then turn around and
cry cause they screwed you on the job. HA! Quit your crying. Union
isn't going to do squat and the company knows it. 
So go ahead Mr. trainmaster and think that you always got the upper
hand on all of us. Got news for you pal, you don't! Now go back into
your office and get that train ready for me and get it done on time.
Your making us all look bad!

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Watchdog

You only posted about a third of what is going on.  How about the
illegal bogus air brake test they are doing on trains. The illegal
brake slips that are being left on the locomotives for outbound crews.
No information and the outbound crews are being rushed out of the yards
and not allowed to do them properly and document the times properly.
Yard switching crews are being rushed to build trains and not doing all
locomotive brake test and EOT testing properly. Documentation is not
being provided properly for inbound locomotive from other railroads
that is being used on outbound trains.

Just one more big fat joke that the FRA is turning their heads on and
don't give a crap. Its just sad that so many hoggers are just worried
about themselves and getting out on the road as fast as they can
instead of doing what is right and following written FRA laws. 

Got news for you hoggers. When you take control of that train YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE for everything that is on that train. You are responsible
for making sure before you leave that your info is correct and up to
date. If the FRA does a surprise boarding your lame excuse of this is
what they left me is not going to cut it. Maybe that's what needs to
happen. Make an example out of a bunch of you then maybe you will start
doing what is right and put a stop to the rushing and intimidation that
supervisors are putting on crews to get out. We all know its the fault
of the white collars sitting at their desk in Jacksonville harassing
the supervisors to perform miracles but that's no excuse. They know we
are supposed to follow the law.


FRA 232.1
FRA 232.11- Any person including but not limited to a railroad: any
manager, supervisor, official, or OTHER EMPLOYEE or agent of a
railroad.....etc, who violates any requirement of this part or causes
the violation of any such requirement is subject to a civil penalty of
at least $839 but not more than $27,455 per violation. 

Better read up on this rule hoggers. Your not exempt unless you can
prove you were intimidated and rushed to overlook the rules and
procedures and you did not do it willingly. Good luck with that one!
Did you ask for time to do what is right? Did you inform them that the
info on the train is wrong or missing?  Good luck with boo hooing your
way out of this one when your boarded!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

I wish they would do away with all the engineers jobs. Yard, road,
locals ALL OF THEM.  Then they could all flow back and roll your ass
TURBO.

Name: Lizard Lips
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Hello Union, do you think you could get the cap raised on personal days?
They are allowing one per day, that's a little pathetic.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Turbo 

We gave that shit up because we wanted a guaranteed 10% pay increase
not just a possible 10% bonus.  But hang in there and you will get it
back.  Next 6 years everyone will have to be an engineer.  You will be
able to earn your DD's but you  won't get your holidays because
you'll be on the road.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

AMMO PISS.  Check it out!!  Drink one ounce glass of water mixed with
one cup of gun powder and PASS ANY DRUG TEST. Works every time!!

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

To all CSX people, and it is still going to get crazier. Everyone is
just a guinie pig. The boys in the ivory tower are going to demand the
impossible and there puppets will try and push everyone.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Turbo


 Go back under your CSX rock. We all know your just one of the
distractors hired to draw attention away from the real issues.
 Just like the idiot trying to start arguments on here with threats of
fighting.

Trip optimizer isn't working correctly and the company has failed to
set up radio communications in the cab. This is encouraging engineers
who do not have the common sense to stay off of their personal cell
phones to call and get help because they are afraid they will get in
trouble if they don't use it.

The computers have been reduced at most terminals to a point that
people are waiting in line to mark off. Just stood there and watched a
conductor argue with the crew caller about marking him off. The caller
went off on him and told him he could stand there in line like everyone
else. He said he was getting ready to outlaw and wanted to mark off and
didn't have time to wait for everyone else to mark off. It took 
getting a supervisor on the phone and agreeing to do it before it was
done.

Supervisors are under pressure to get trains out of the terminals
within an hour in all yards. Totally impossible to be done. This has
been tried before and failed. Wont work a second time either. Crews are
being rushed to knock down departing signals way before the trains are
air tested and the PTC is set up. Just another smoke and mirror tactic.
Some trains are knocking down the departing signal and sitting for more
than 30 minutes before they leave. That is not a departed train.

Trains are still being built too long and the head end and EOT devices
are losing communication on a regular basis. Fra is still not stepping
in and putting a stop to it.

PTC was reprogrammed to remove the yellow warning line. This was done
to increase train speeds. It had nothing to do with safety and the safe
movements of trains. It was reported that someone with clout was upset
that engineers were slowing down to early when they saw the yellow line
and the PTC program was sending out a warning for engineers to reduce
speed too soon. Velocity first, safety second.

Train swapping is now taking place in the north. The trial runs have
started. No one knows how this will effect pay rates and if hotels will
still be utilized. Crews are left in the dark on the plans and the Union
reps cant tell anyone anything. Once again, crews are left in dark as to
their future working conditions and no one knows what to expect next.

In the meantime the UTU has done nothing to secure a bonus for the
conductors, continuous held away and all the other perks that the BLET
was able to get for the engineers. 
Sorry turbo! Guess your just going to have to keep crying that river
until the conductors get some balls and take control of their union.

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Trainmaster...just continue to live on 2 hrs sleep drink gallons of bad
coffee and eat evernow and then a quarter pounder with cheese..and last
but not least....make those wonderful judgement calls

Name: Twin Turbo Dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

That's right Hogger and if it was up to me I would take half of all the
engineer bonuses and give it to conductors! Better yet I would give it
ALL to conductors for as long as engineers have had it the when we were
even start splitting it. I'd also make sure conductors still got demand
days like engineers do. 
Equal work should be equal pay so while we are at it start paying
conductors twice as much as engineers since conductors do twice the
work, work in hot, cold, dirty, wet conditions, and walk on ballast
more in one day than you do in a year.

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

We pay you guys to do a job.I don't need to hear all this back talk.now
shut up and go to work

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Turbo. 


SCREW YOU. Take a hoggers job away.  Bet you play with your little
train set at home too.  Your day will come.

Name: Twin Turbo Dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Hey Steve why is the Y125 and Y323 still conventional? Make those jobs
remote for a month and see how it works. While you're at it add on a
hostler job to put power on trains and get them ready. They can catch
dog laws too. If they get bored throughout the day they can always grab
a cut and switch it out.
Or don't do anything and just keep trying the same process everyday
that doesn't really work all that well. 
Be bold Steve, it's your terminal don't be scared to make changes and
see what works. Try something for a month and if it don't work change
it back. 
The only reason Y125 and Y323 was conventional anyways is because of
Ford. Now that that is out of the equation change it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

When push comes to shove, BLEAT is MIA. And if you do happen to find ANY
rep that will talk to you, they are not going to help you out because 1.
Itís too much work; 2. You just a little guy and donít matter;  3. The
rep just got promoted to a company lobbiest job and your SOL.

Help us help you.  Decertify BLEAT and come run with the Big Dogs.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

CSX 

Just thought you would be happy to know that your company sucks are
alive and well. Just heard 2 engineer pups talking about how they use
their personal cell phone to call the TO desk while their in the cab to
trouble shoot. They were saying you won't do shit to them because you
want us using the program and you won't push the issue because it
makes it easier for you.  If you let this shit slide then you better be
letting other shit slide!  No reason to be 25 feet from the motor when
your stopped in a siding to make a phone call. Stupid, ignorant rule to
begin with.  Guess we all better bring this issue to the FRAs attention.
 NO MORE CALLING "TO" FROM THE CAB!

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Brothers 

The fact is the carrier can change any job they want. All they are
required to do is give the unions notice they are changing job
conditions and rate of pay. It is their right. The union has absolutely
no federal right to dictate how the carrier restructures if doing so
helps them save money and become more profitable.  You can't strike.
All the union can do is file charges within the scope of their rights.
In the meantime you Will do what the company decides or you can quit.
Plain and simple. So get used to the changes coming. You have no
choice. I can say one thing though, if your pay rates go down then your
union dues should be reduced. If they don't then the members need to
stop their dues and file a class action suit against the union for
failure to ajust dues based on your rate of income. You have the right
by federal law.

Name: To sink hole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Foote learned from Hh not to honour anything. Fire people to make others
fall in line intimidation and fear, union busting 101. Myself I was
fired and pulled out of service twice. Returned to work threw the union
arbitration with pay. Myself I have a lot of respect for the union. 
When this regime breaks all the rules, the union files paper work and
it has to work its way threw the system. This regime knows they will be
long gone before, a lot of these issues get worked out. The people are
the union, and if you have been affected personally you have to file a
grievanc in order for it to be heard. Everything takes time to get
resolved CSX knows this. My personal experience with the union I got my
monies worth for what they did for me. I was able to retire because of
the work of the union.  You all have to file grievances to be made
whole. Rome was not built in a day! You think things are bad now, if
you did not have the union it would be a nightmare!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Ricky Gates it wasn't about marijuana or watching the Super Bowl on a
mini-TV. It was about Ricky Gates saving his own ass from going to
prison for along time. I think he ended up doing 4 out of the 7 years
in prison. To do that he testified before Congress. Congress made
railroads the second employer in this country to drug test, the first
was the military in 1976.

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Your a pussy.I bet your wife , or to be politically correct your partner
if you have that persuasion probably beat your ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Unions have no power.  They are carpet baggers.  Taking your money.
Giving you nothing.  Make your jobs safer by decertifying the Union. 
Increase your income. Get more benefits.  Have more security.

Name: One man crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 September 2018

With the one man crew when something goes wrong. That train can tie up
the main line for hours and hours. Till two mechanical staff in a truck
on overtime drive hours to investigate issues. I can see it now one man
crew walks back to investigate and lays in a ditch with broken ankle
waiting for help. Then they have to find new crew hogger. I donít think
they CSX knows what there in for if this happens ! The law suits from
public will bankrupt CSX.

Name: PRO UNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

HOW HAS THE UNION LET US DOWN? NAME 3 THINGS THE UNION HAS LET YOU DOWN
ON.

Name: Sink hole 440
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2018

The union has given up on us a long time ago so never count on them for
anything. The reason our union is not strong is because it is required
that every employee be in the union. If it were not required then the
union would have to make it appealing for employees to become members.
When I say make it appealing I mean actually uphold our contracts,
fight for better contracts, better working conditions, etc. the list
goes on.
Think about it, every employee must be a member so for every employee
they take in X amount of revenue and it is guaranteed for them. If they
actually had to try to recruit or retain union members then they would
have to do their jobs. I know for a fact I wouldn't be in the union if
it weren't mandatory and I know a lot of others that feel the same way.

Also fun fact #1 the union doesn't get you your job back when you get
fired. It is set up to look that way but think about it, if the company
fired people and they couldn't get back to work then there would be no
one at the RR with more than 3 years of service! Do you really think
the company can afford to replace about 15,000 employees about every 3
years? The union "fighting" to get your job back is the reason the
company is so quick to fire people anyways. If the company knew that
when they fired you then you were gone for good then they would really
be cautious about firing people because for everyone they fired they
would have to hire someone new that has to go through training and work
for about a year before they actually know what they are doing. Then
they might last an average of 2 more years before they were fired and
the process would start over again.
Fun fact #2 There are guys with 10+ years of service that are laid off
right now while guys that have been fired 10-15 times in their last 20
years are working. Is that fair? is that smart practice? Maybe some
people really do need to be terminated so some more deserving
individuals would get to work.
Why should a guy be laid off or stuck on an extra board for 10 years
while some of these other guys are in trouble every time you turn
around? Is that fair? 
I am pro union, I'm just not happy with my union at this time. They
can do better, they should do better. More people need to openly
complain about issues because it is only the squeaky wheel that gets
greased. If no one complains and just pretends everything is kosher
then nothing will ever happen. If the union knows that its members are
disgruntled then maybe (.00001%) chance they will feel the pressure and
try to improve. Remember, our union representatives are voted in,
everyone from the bottom to the top is elected to their position.

Name: Transparent 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

All T&E crews...
This just in at the news room!  

when a CSX big wig was asked how he thinks he can just come in a take
pool crews jobs with set boundaries and miles along with dedicated runs
that have been agreed upon by the union and management and change the
working conditions as he sees fit his comment was...
I'll just abolish them all and make new ones! 

If there was ever a time that you union's needed to step up it is
now.
Protect your pay. Protect your agreed working conditions. As of now it
looks like you will be working more rail miles with the same pay or
maybe less. The job cuts are coming. More work less pay. Get ready for
war to begin.

Name: Brakestick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Today is September 6th and CSX still sucks and Trainmasters still
drinking the Kool-aid

Name: Hoffa Union BLEAT  Boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Proposed Contract Amendment: SECTION 1: Physical Beating of
Trainmasters.  Any BLET Union member may follow any Trainmaster into
any WalMart store and physically beat him or her.  Said Beater of said
Beatee will have the full support of Union criminal defense attorneys
and other professional support. 
***************************************************************************************************

Voting is open to all BLEATers, including alcoholics, dopers, druggies,
socio-psychopaths, gangsters,  hitmen, painters, carpenters,
extortionists, assassins, thieves, burglars, rapists, perverts,
criminals in general and of course normal members (hey! We know your
out there!).

Contact your local BLEAT boss and register to vote now.  The fee to
vote is $10.00 payable in cash. Gratuities not required, but
appreciated.  Voting not required, but encouraged. 

Union legal assistance is available to all Union members charged with
criminal offenses.

Sign up now for the annual Union Christmas Party in your BLEATer
Region. Union bosses will be providing liquor and other amenities.
Bring the wife and kids!

Please note that their is no substance to the story that all TMs will
be authorized by CSX to carry leathal sidearms for self defense while
on, or off , duty.  This would presumably include shopping at WalMart.
But it is only a rumor. 

Please note that there has been no validation from CSX regarding the
rumor that CSX discharging 10,000 Bleat union members and transferring
all train operations to TECHTRAK.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

We set a record in Louisville! We went over 10 straight days without a
derailment! It ended today. Lets see if we can make it to October
without another.

Where did this happen Rosey? We need names too.

Name: Rosey 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Why isnt there women TM, in today's world women are given as many
opportunities as men in most fields, so as a women I asked a local TM
while the ass. Superintendent of the louisville division was riding
with him, super replied with a chuckle and said there isn't a women
out there that could keep these guys working unless it was her time of
the month.... what a pig, this company as we all know is well behide
the times, I just fill like I'm a lesser employee in there eyes now.

Name: OZZY OZ BURN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

December 16th folks don't forget we are grieving the passing of our
former CEO. feel free to use the 15th, 16th, and 17th to mourn.

Name: Communication update
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

To save money and solve our communication problems of cell phones. Head
office will start training employees how to use and understand Morse
code. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/morse-code/

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

None of you have the backbone to do anything. All talk. Laughing ... 








Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at
walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

  View This Article

Name: Rick gates
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

Every railroad in most countries , have the same stories as the accident
with this man. It is not an isolated accident. To this day in the
transportation industry people are in charge of peopleís lives. Mainly
the airline industry, working people that are fatigued. And changes
will not be looked at till there is another major accident. People go
to work everyday on anti depressants and other medication in safety
sensitive jobs. People canít handle the day to day stress of life, so
they are prescribed a pill to mask reality. In most cases safety is
last because of cost. And cuts into bottom line of profits.

Name: Rick Gate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

sure being my name had been mentioned here  figured someone should chime
in.  Regardless of what the toxicology test show the real reason for the
accident was the Giants Redskins game was on and we were watching the
game on a portable tv.everyone thinks that's where rule g and redblock
started but it was also the very beginning of the electronic age.

Name: SloppyDog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Used to have radio dial up to use phone lines.  Still in my timetables,
but doesnít work anymore.  Maybe idiots should re-install the system.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Nobody cares about ricky gates! Marijuana likely had nothing to do with
it, people smoke all the time and operate all types of equipment. They
just had to find the "reason" for the crash. If everyone chewed gum
at work and one crew wrecks while chewing gum they would blame gum and
ban it.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Ben over


Nice to put that out but now they will just find a way to block that.
On the TMCI screen they are supposed to list the second crew that
recrews a train.  When they are in shit for recrewing too many the
second crew is some how always missing. I have called dispatch several
times and asked them how the second crew can be missing when we
activated our bulletins for that train. they always claim they put it
in. Don't bother asking them  twice because they will just blow you
shit and tell you they tried.  They don't want you to be able to make
copies of it and keep it for proof that they aren't adding the second
crew.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

My career on the rr there was drinking from the top down discreetly. The
supervisors where promoted from the ranks, he personally new everyone
and there was trust then. Management and employees got the job done
first before any down time like a game of cards. The work got done
everyone was happy and was a good place to work. When they brought
management from the street that all changed, it is what you have today
no trust or respect.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

We did have 4-5 people on a train, the 5th would of been if there was a
locomotive fireman. We also had cabooses on the rear of the train. Most
cars were equipped with AB type brake system which was crap. At least 1
out of 3 trains ended up being walked during the trip sometimes more
than once over stuck brakes, defective brakes etc.... We did a lot of
set-offs if they couldn't be fixed. There wasn't any radios,
everything was done by hand signal. So, people had to be positioned to
relay signals. I won't get even into locomotives breaking down. We did
a lot more actual ground work than today. Consider yourself lucky in
that respect. 

Was there drinking? Sometimes people did get caught off guard when
being called. Crews looked out for one another. The railroad looked the
other way. It wasn't as rampant as you make it out to be. I can only
speak for where I worked. So What? It all changed in 1987 with Ricky
Gates. 

Loco or whatever name you want to go by go ahead an try an insult me.
It shows your ignorance.

Name: Revenge
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

My cousin had a promising career with the rr. He was tm young and
healthy. Went to an after hours party shot his mouth off to co worker
both where drunk. Cousin ended up in intensive care, but suffered brain
damage from the beating he took. And now is unemployable. Moral of the
story if your going to shoot your mouth off be able to back it up.

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

If you need to get into tmci or tmai to look at your train
just go to 22 instead of 13 and down at the bottom there's
a line that says next function. Type in tmci or tmai and you
can look at your train. Not really back dooring it but it is 
better than nothing.

Name: BLEATER POWER
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

THE UNION IS PROPOSING A MEDICAL WEED & CELL PHONE  AMENDMENT IN THE
CONTRACT SO THAT THE BLEATERS WITH DEPRESSION OR GLAUCOMA  CAN GET HIGH
AND CHECK THEIR TEXT MESSAGES FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL ISSUES. . 

 IT IS CLEAR THAT CELL PHONE USE IS FAR WIDER THAN THE COMPANY ADMITS. 
ALSO,  EVERYONE GETS HIGH AND FRIED CAUSE WORKING ON THE RR IS A MIND
BLOWER NO MATTER WHAT YOUR JOB IS.  .  SO THE AMENDMENTS ARE JUST
CATCHING UP WITH REALITY, MEDICALLY OR OTHERWISE. .

THE UNION WOULD CONTROL THE REGULATION OF MEDICAL POT SALES TO MEMBERS.
 YOU CAN  BUY A MONTHLY FIX VIA MONTHLY AUTO WD..  THE UNION WOULD TAKE
A SMALL PERCENTAGE TO PAY FOR SETTING UP THE DEAL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Well Louisville it ain't working, and hasn't worked since Steve got
here. Time for change!

Name: Q237 oopsy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Louisville terminal, O NO, WE FUCKED UP AGAIN!

Name: Third gen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

The railroad was built on booze, you had to be half pissed to work
there. We never had the fancy drugs that you guys have today !

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Realrr 

Don't forget the old heads gone by had 5 men in a crew and 3 were
usually drunk or hanging out in the caboose.  I remember signing the
"whiskey" sheet when I got hired. Couldn't believe I was signing
something that actually said whiskey on it. When Csx took over they got
rid of them. Old head told me it was used for crews to sign in when they
came to work. The last crew member to sign in had to buy the whiskey for
the day.  Encouraged men to get to work sooner. Man what a change.   5
drunk men crews reduced  down to 2 sober men crews. Now they are
fighting for 1 man with a PTC and TO running the train. They call this
progress!

Name: Realrr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Been retired a year, love it we all have a story, go on vacation pal.
One thing I can say is I donít miss the rr, your right it has all gone
to shit.

Name: REALRR!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

OLD HEADS GONE BY


No one gives a shit about what you did or were doing when they were
shoveling coal or had no radios.  When I got hired I got so sick of
hearing your stupid stories of how you this and how you that. Just like
my grandma and how a loaf of bread was a nickel. WE DONT CARE. 
This is a different era and we are moving in to it with what we have to
deal with. So just go sit in your rocker on your front porch and keep
your two cents to yourself.

Cell phone
What a stupid ass comment. If they wanted us to have cell phones they
would give them to us.  You obviously don't know shit. When I first
got hired they actually gave a company phone to a lot of local jobs so
they could call them and bug the shit out of the crews every hour
wanting to know what they were doing and blah blah blah. Then the cheap
asses took them away because they knew the crews had at least one phone
on them and it would save the company money.
Just last week one local job had the shit bothered out of them when the
Tm kept telling the dispatcher to tell the crew to call him! Call him on
what? The damn phone your not supposed to use unless you walk 25 feet
away from your engine to do it?  Just more stupid ignorant bull shit.
Yeah, just leave your phone in your car. Yeah, we should all do that.
Then when your at the hotel you can use the hotel phone to make long
distance calls and pay the bill there before you leave.
The company puts out these stupid ass rules on the phone then have the
balls to have supervisors order you to call them while your out
working.  
RRJim..... You were one lucky son of a bitch. You didn't have to put
up with the ignorant morons that we have to now. In the old days they
beat the shit out of them and sent them home crying. We cant do that
anymore. End up in jail for years.  You had union brothers that
actually stood together and unions that actually did their damn jobs. 

safety is not their concern. A quick buck and an ass kiss is all they
are interested in. Break every rule in the book if it helps them out,
but if something goes wrong they will throw you under the bus. 
They have no idea what ethics is and sure the hell don't lead by
example.  Hypocrites!

Name: Ground Pounder
E-mail:
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Has anyone tried to access the mainframe through the backdoor
latey??????   It's not working and it sucks when your at your away
from home terminal and would like to look up info on your train or
trains coming!!!! Seems like you're only limited to the 13 screen. IF
ANYONE HAS A GO AROUND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECITATED IF YOU SHARE
IT. Thanks in advance

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Retired Now

You're absolutely right. LOL!!!!!!!

Name: Cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

If the company wanted you to use cell phones to contact them, they would
provide them. It is against the law to have it at the rr driving and
using it in your car  etc. 25 percent of car accidents are caused from
cell phones. If you have a phone in the cab of unit. And you are
focused on a call or message, your attention is not 100 percent on the
job. Psychology have proved the distraction of cell phones.  There also
is a withdrawal factor of not have phone presaant and on. They cause
death.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2018

RRJim,
I saw, read your post..."TD", not "TO".  
Be glad & relieved you're retired. 
Way too many ignorant a--holes out there.

Name: RRGYM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

You new railroaders are spoiled, you get a phone call to come into work.
When I first started someone would deliver a chiseled stone tablet by
horse to let me know I was going to work. Things got better though when
telegraphs came along.

Name: RRSLIM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Engines running out of diesel? In my day we used a shovel and coal to
heat the boiler for steam. What more do you need?

Name: Nashville New Guy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

How can guys be out here 15+ years on the same job week after week after
week after week and still suck at what they do? How can you do the same
job everyday and still not have it figured out? It's like everyday is
the first day for some of these jokers. The funny thing about it is
that they think they are "better" than the newer guys just because
they have been doing it longer. Don't matter if you been doing it 1
minute or 100 years, performance says it all. Another funny thing about
it is that when an old head gets ran circles around by a newer guy their
go to is always "you're going to work yourself out of a job" but yet
they try to go hard everyday and they are doing the best they can they
just suck. Same guys are always trying to boast about how many cars
they got switched when they have a good day. But if they brag about
switching 300 cars one day and a new guy does 350 the next week then
they want to say you're a company guy.

Name: CHOO CHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Cellphones are necessary to do the job? It use to be just an arm,
lantern, or fusee to give signals. Today you can talk to the TD on the
locomotive radio. What more do you need?

Well since we can't contact TO with the radio I guess we would need
phones dumb a$$!
RRJim You are so irrelevant, you haven't worked for the RR in a long
time and it is 100% different now than when you were working. No one
cares about your input anymore. Why don't you give it up?

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Loco

My post said TD-Train Dispatcher not TO.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2018

The railroad companies are not installing cameras to see if you brushed
your teeth. It is about safety and liabilityís. From now on Iím leaving
my phone in my car at work. It will be there problem to figure out how
to communicate with me other than the radio. I will give them no reason
at all to fire me because of a cell phone. Safe not sorry!

Name: Turn cell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/01/17-class-i-east-cameras

Name: Cell phone sniffer?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://blet5.com/2017/10/18/cell-phone-sniffer/amp/

Name: Electronic devices
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Federal law and company policy. The rules are there in black and white.
If you want to go by your own rules then you, could be fired.

Name: Cell phone?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1593

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

RRjim 

Wrong!  The TO help desk is not set up to make radio contact through
the locomotive radio. I just asked a dispatcher how long it would be
before they can and they had no idea.

Name: Engine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Tech 

Your absolutely right. I used to call them after I got to hotel or a
home terminal to get a tracking number but not anymore. They gave us a
number to call them but then turned around and came out with a policy
that says you got to be off your engine and 25 feet away to use your
personal phone. No where in any policy does it say the TO, mechanical
and PTC are exceptions. It says use railroad supplies devices which is
your radio on the locomotive.  I just do what you said. Fill out TO
report and note I could not contact them at the time of the failure due
to phone restrictions.  No big deal. Couldn't care less. They don't
either. 
Another thing I don't get is how come when you call the mechanical
desk it has an option to select if it is a problem causing a main line
stoppage?  obviously they are expecting our calls in this situation yet
the rule says you can't call them.  If you tone up the dispatcher to
tell them you stopped alot of them will ask you if you are going to
contact mechanical. What the hell!  I tell them no unless you are
giving me permission to use my phone. They always say they can't do
that and they will have mechanical contact you on the radio.
Tnis is just one big joke. especially if it requires you run in and out
of the cab. Radio handsets will not reach that far. I had mechanical
tell me once on the radio to call him. Said he was giving permission to
do so.  They just need to get this shit straightened out with a damn
bulletin clarifying exceptions to the phone rule. This is all just pure
ignorant.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Cellphones are necessary to do the job? It use to be just an arm,
lantern, or fusee to give signals. Today you can talk to the TD on the
locomotive radio. What more do you need?

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Over the years I have seen people fired for violating company policies.
And the employee says I was just helping the company, is no defence.
Using cell phones is a violation on company property other than in the
lunch room on your break or what is set out by the company. Most will
not make an issue that one manager that has it in for you from the
past, you just gave him revenge to fire you. There are those managers
that will not make be deal out of it ,but then there are those that
will make a big deal out of it. Remember they want to cut staff by
2020. And if they can fire senior people with cause they save money.
Itís your choice if it was me I would not take my phone onto company
property. The rr got by before cell phone. In a family emergency they
will still get you that message. Stop playing with fire.

Name: Tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Hmmm 

PTC is a federally mandated program. They must have direct
communications in place. The mechanical department is on the same
priority level. Disruption of the movements of U.S. commerence freight
due to a main line stoppage is considered critical. 
TO is a company program. It is not mandatory by any federal regulation.
Does the company have to have immediate direct communication to
troubleshoot the program?  NO! Do they really care? Obviously not. They
are turning their heads on your cell phone use because it is convenient
to do so. If they download the camera on any engine and see a
locomotive engineers using his personal cell phone to call the TO help
desk he should be charged with the violation of the electronic device
policy. Will be be? Very unlikely. That would cause a frenzy and the
company would have to finally address the communication issue or just
do away with the TO program. You have a choice. Use your cell phones in
violation of the electronic device policy or don't use the TO when it
is malfunctioning. Convenience the company or follow the rules.  You do
not need a tracking number to fill out the TO report forms. You just
simply state you don't have one because you could not contact the help
desk. The use of a personal cell phone is prohibited in the cab.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

New way to access mainframe???

Name: Stupid no cure found yet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2018

Why would any one put there income in jeopardy, to help a company fire
you. If they have your number and find out you violated company policy.
You just gave them the reason to fire you. You are all crazy to put
yourself in this position. There is no one that could help you if you
where fired. Clear cut violation of company policy. How would you
explain that to your family.  Again they still have not found a cure
for stupid people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Cell phones are necessary to do the job.  The Man has the anti cell
phone rule for one reason - zero liability when you get dead from using
it.  Another Union contract deal but as usual the Union is MIA. 

Hmmmm. $10,000 bonus for conductors?? Sure. BLET will get it done.  Go
BLET. You tricky bastards can do anything.

Name: Hmmm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Hoggers 

Listen up. Just think for one moment. Now answer this question. ....

Why does CSX have the radio program set up so the mechanical and PTC
help desk can contact you on the locomotives but nothing is in place
for the trip optimizer department?  Think about it.

And for you idiots who keep using your personal cell phones to call
them while you on the locomotives to troubleshoot before you depart,
stop being a brain dead moron. Can you not read and understand the
electronic device policy?

Exact words from the mouth of a TO help desk tech while talking to them
after getting off the train..... 
I know your not supposed to call us while your on your train but we got
guys that do it all the time. We keep these reports. It's not hard to
figure out who's doing it. That rule is ridiculous anyway.We have no
other way to contact crews.
 
So explain at your investigation why your on your personal cell phone
while in the cab and at the controls of the locomotive.

Name: bidrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

they changed it again.   Who knows how to backdoor the mainframe?

Name: Hello Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Why don't conductors get a bonus every year? Lets get the union on
board to hook us up with a bonus. I want a 10k lump sum every year.
Engineers get a bonus why not conductors?

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Yea big shot train Bastard's.....we know u dont give a damn...and WE
know you cant think worth a damn neither....!! But you sure are a
natural at puckering UP....

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Ape 30 


Your a poser.  Blet fight? LMFAO. Go somewhere else to distract with
your stupid shit. Fight like a rabid dog...what a joke!

Real ape.....great post.  Good points made. You must have pissed off
someone. Lol!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Ape to Ape. Quit pickin you nose an Bitchin about management.  See your
Union rep about your claims.  Thatís what the BLETs are for- attacking
those nasty train masters with the vengeance of a rabid pit bull.  
Now, suck it up and go get em Tiger!!

Name: Trainmaster 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2018

Trainmasters make 90k a year. They also get another 15-30k bonus a year.
 Jokes on you t&e.  Get on your train and leave!

Name: Johny Swole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Thank you APE for speaking up! Post more info on here so others follow
suit. What terminal do you work out of and what Trainmaster got on you.
Louisville is the same way and most Trainmasters here do the same thing.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

CSX

Please explain to me how a crew can go from one CSX terminal to another
and the two not know a damn thing about what each other is doing or has
done. How can one terminal not know what the power needs to be used for
at the other end and what should be added to the train. How can one
terminal send out the worst pieces of junk engines and not tell the
other terminal what they are sending. How come they don't communicate
with each other. How come they screw each other over on a regular
basis.

If one more trainmaster gets up my ass because I rolled in with power
he cant use for his next job and says its my fault I didn't let them
know before I got there Im not only going to file ethic charges for
intimidation and false accusations but Im sending a full description to
your operations department of who built the train, who over saw the
power that was added and who was the jack ass that harassed me on the
other end. If they cant talk to each other, pick up the phone and talk
to the power desk to check on what's coming or just call the other
damn terminal then they don't need to be there. Poor planning on your
supervisors part is not our fault and frankly I don't give a damn
anymore. I will rat out everyone of your supervisors who cant do their
job and want to throw their faults in my lap! You can count on more
complaints and paperwork coming your way. In fact I hope more crews
grow some balls and start flooding your offices with formal complaints
on this stupid shit. Get our head out of your white collar asses and
start paying attention to what's going on between your terminals!

Name: Solidarity
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

If the unions today had solidarity, these types of regimes that invade
companies would not stand a chance. The only way they would get
anything done is treat employees right and offer incentives. But over
time generations became weaker and weaker. My time over 36 years they
did not piss off the employees or they new they would feel it. The day
will come that unions will just be a thing read about in history books.

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

Trainmaster donít make yourself sound important, you pay nobody. Your
dead weight and our hard work carries you and you no it. You add no
productive value to the company. Your a token thatís it, just a bitch
that reports to high ups. We pay you your a joke. Donít have a stroke
if you have to walk ten feet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

I got a new job and think I'm gonna knock the fuck out a trainmaster
before I leave.  Stay tuned!!!

Name: Q244 LMFAO!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

Scrotey toady,
Funny you say that, our terminal manager has had that happen but it
backfired. Someone tried to oil the steps for Salyers but rumor is
someone else got there first and went toes up down some stairs. Didn't
happen here in Louisville but it was somewhere he was before coming
here. Also heard someone put a knuckle through his windshield.

Name: Scrotey toady
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Re. Trainmaster

Suck our fat fucking railroader cocks, you stupid fucktard keeps your
shit up and you will have veg. Oil in front of ur office door u piece
of human snake shit

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

You bunch of damn crybabies show up and do the job we pay yall to
do.think you got it tough now keep running your damn mouth on here and
you ain't seen tough.we don't give a damn

Name: CSX Escapee 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

Are there any posters from the Huntington WV locomotive prison er sorry
repair shop on here?

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

Sticky 

Rate of pay is different for yard switching and industrial switching
which should be classified as local switching. They should always get
the higher rate of pay if forced to work jobs outside of their
advertised job description. Being used as a mule. Should be using exbd
conductors to fill work outside of their job limits unless none are
available. Hope they are getting cheated as usual.

Name: Tactics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

One tactic they also use to get rid of managers , is to transfer them.
And cup cakes says no way. And most leave the company. Costs CSX
nothing. Or they creat a job promote manager to it then abolish the job
and heís done. They are pretty creative on eating there own, and this
regime is very good at it. # important no more!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Yall numb nuts need to read and abide by "our"...code of
bullshi##!!!@@...conduct!!

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2018

These managers that have been with CSX for a short time, itís not by
mistake. The company can put these puppets in these position. And then
get them to do the dirty work for upper management. And when CSX see
they have no more use for them. They are very cheap to get rid of, CSX
does not have to pay big severance packages. Then they can keep
repeating the process of hiring and then firing them. Or they push them
to pack it in. And the least they know the better for CSX.

Name: Sticky Taint
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Why are relief jobs not coving the same types of jobs each day? Why
isn't a relief job working 5 days flat switching or five days building
trains, or five days as RCO each day? Why is it that relief jobs might
be switching one day RCO, next day working industries conventional,
next day RCO working different industries, then next day building
trains, and the last day conventional hostler job? 
It use to be set up in a way that the relief jobs went on duty at the
same location everyday and did the same job but just a different shift
each day.

Name: Mainliner 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

So whoever is running Nashville needs to come up to Louisville and get
this mess straightened out ASAP! Bravo to Nashville management and
crews you guys really have it figured out and it looks to be working
pretty good. One thing I see that is a big help is the assigned
"Yard/Dog catcher jobs on 2 shifts. Another thing helping tremendously
is that you have your hump doing it's thing. 
Bottom line is Louisville needs a complete overhaul by a new set of
eyes, this ain't working.

Name: Engine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Engineers 

Was told by mechanical desk that it wasn't necessary to worry about
Speedo not working if you have a PTC box that you can see the speed on.
Doesn't matter if your logged in or not. It's set by GPS and can be
used.   Guess this means there is no need to report non compliant
Speedos anymore. The hell with FRA LAW that says it will work.
According to them you can use the PTC on foreign line power too. Now,
got to find  out if the FRA is good with this.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Management 
Your absolutely right and there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about
it. Get charged and you take it up your .....until the union gets it
removed or you do your stint. They target you then file ethics and
harassment charges and hope you collected enough proof to back then off
for awhile. Rest assured they'll be right back. They make changes in
your job live with it or quit. Union isn't going to do shit about it
and your crews are just no bodies. Cry, whine, boohoo till you get over
it cause that's all you can do. Fra has turned their back, safety is
out the door and ain't a damn thing anyone can do. Just boohoo till
you wake up and realize your just doing time for a pay check. Cold hard
facts. NO ONE STICKS TOGETHER ANYMORE!

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

When it comes to management there is more than one cockroach in the
kitchen, that are out to hang your ass. Foote still wants to trim the
stafff by 2020. Get rid of the senior guys and replace them. With
employees that know nothing and can be managed like dogs. Trust me seen
it and itís coming.

Name: Pro
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

And mr. Professional CSX would fire your ass in a heartbeat, just
because they can. I have no love for any management pal.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Cab cam

Real mature. You think that behavior shows them? Just shows your an
unprofessional idiot. It's morons with ideas like yours that have
caused us to end up with cab cameras.  Can't stay off the phone.
Immature puppies who won't call signals cause I'm a baby and don't
want too. Graffiti in the cabs, tearing crap up in the cabs,leaving
your food and trash on the floors and the list goes on. The real
professionals who's mothers raised them right suffer because of the
immature little boys who work out here. Go find a job at chucky cheese
with the children.  More on your level.

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

If we were all 7 years old that might be funny. 
This is the new csx. Train as you go...err, I mean you're qualified!
Haven't had enough trips to a certain location? You're qualified.
Never seen a certain yard before? You're qualified. 
I told you, it's going to be like the old days when seeing a buddy
lose an arm or having to go find out if your conductor cut himself in
half or fell off a bridge is a normal thing. It's not a joke. 
Everyone knows you don't belong out here if you don't know what
you're doing, and that's exactly who csx is going to be giving to us.
Unqualified, inexperienced, unsafe employees. Not just new guys,
completely clueless new guys who never have a chance

Name: Cab cam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

At least being a running trades employee and with the cab cams, you can
show them what you just ate , open your mouth and show the camera every
time, or pick your nose and show the cam the boogers. Give them an
appetite on other end of cam. Lol

Name: (*.*)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Heard a rumor, not sure if it's true or not. Has anyone else heard that
they are going to make it mandatory for yard guys to start wearing adult
diapers to cut down on bathroom breaks and get more production out of
everyone?

Name: Car training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2018

To be carman four years of training tests all the way threw. And to get
certified for goverment to inspect trains. And also had to take
training on inspecting tank cars. I donít know how CSX can get away
with not training new people. It is a danger to everyone.  Itís not
right!

Name: Wasp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

Callin on all employees who may have a couple screws lose.

Name: Re:transfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2018

Good try there buddy. This isn't the same csx that it was when you
hired on. I had a block truck crew tell me the other night that they
don't even train new guys anymore for car Dept. They just show up on
the job on day 1. They are also going to give us conductors with only 2
weeks training. Good luck with your dreams of getting someone with
experience lol

Welcome to the revisitation of days when fatalities and life
threatening injuries are normal operations. Unfortunately, us guys that
have been here are the ones that will have to witness it, or go find
them.

Name: Transfer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

To transfer over to car or loco shop. You have to have a mechanical
aptitude. I had to also get all my positions in welding. Had to weld
all my test plates and they had to pass. It took 4 years to be an A
rate carman. There is lots to it and lots to learn. I donít know if
they give mechanical aptitude test still before your hired. They like
people that hire on with there welding, there is a majority of welding
done in repair shops. There is lots to learn to be AAR certified. I
would really check it out before I transferred from running trades. Fyi

Name: Oracle 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

Livelihoods are being threatened, honorable workers are being harrassed.
The clock is ticking it's just a matter of time before CSX has a PR
nightmare on its hands. All of there skeletons will be put on display
soon enough for all to see.

Name: 
E-mail: Railstain
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

Due to our hour long wait at Nucor Steel and being talked to like $&@$
J727 will not be crewing up today.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2018

witness

A lot of these supervisors count on our pansy softer sided society that
we have now. Don't make a comment that might hurt some ones feelings.
Don't do anything that might make the pansies feel threatened. You can
only push people so much before you get a reaction. You know the old
saying....for every action their is a reaction. Human nature takes
over. When you feel threatened for your life or for your job that
supports your family and puts food in the bellies of your children and
clothes on their backs your liable to do anything. These supervisors
aren't thinking about this when they go out and target workers. They
are just thinking about their power and arrogance. Karma is a bitch.

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2018

CREWS

Watch your asses at roselake yard. The henchman is there. That guy was
stalked. He made a move there and pissed them off. They had it out for
him day one. It's amazing how these TM think that things cant be like
the old days when a Supervisor got out of control. They cant sleep in
the yard 24 hours a day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

The grass is always greener on one side than the other, or the same you
just gotta find out which side

Name: Crafts mow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

If you ever decided to transfer from running trades. You will make less
money and have a supervisor breathing down your neck the whole your on
duty. And be prepared to get covered in dirt grease etc. The grass is
not always greener on other side of the fence c

Name: TRUTH
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

BUSTED

ITS ALL BULLSHIT!  A person that far away from a cut is not going to
get run over.  I also heard that the cut was being shoved through 
electric switches that the dispatcher had lined.

 Look at this shit. HH changed it so you could get off of MOVING
EQUIPMENT.  He did away with the safety stops. He took out the rule on
get on off equipment by a main line or a so called "HOT" side.

So no manager can tell me out there anywhere that it is unsafe to turn
your back on equipment that you could walk 20 car lengths before it
ever caught up with you. Maybe 10 lengths if the engineer was shoving
faster than walking speed, but I can tell you without a doubt that I
don't know of any conductor who wouldn't turn around and check out
where his cut is before then. 
What that manager did was just plain horse shit and Im sure there is no
doubt that he had it in for the guy. This is the kind of shit that
requires ALL OF US TO SLOW THE HELL DOWN! WAY DOWN! Watch every step
you take. Check every switch and switch point twice. Double check
everything.

We had a conductor working remotes that brought his cut back after the
Tower operator lined the electric switch for his move. EVERYONE counted
on it working correctly because it was an electric switch so ABSOLUTLEY
NO ONE was checking the switch points on it on every move.
His cut picked the switch and they threw the book at him telling him he
should have checked the switch points. Total horse shit. So every time
he made a move he would walk up to the switch after it was lined and
check it. It wasn't a week before he was called in and told by
management to knock it off because he was delaying movement of the
freight in the yard. He told them to drop the charges against him or he
would keep checking. He was told that he was being given a direct order
to stop it and he could argue his case at his investigation. He was
found guilty and his case is pending arbitration.
Now can anyone tell me that this is ethical, moral, safe or shows that
the company even gives a rats ass about our safety or safety of others?
 What was really pathetic about this whole thing was that no one else
working in the yard would check the switch points on the electric
switches either. Tried to get them to stick together and start doing it
and they wouldn't. If they had started it like that conductor had maybe
that would have ended the charges against the guy.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

Conductor

I don't know of anyway to put anything in earlier without going
through your LC. Do you really think that is fair anyway? Going around
other people who are sitting up all night waiting for the stroke of
midnight to get a chance to bid on a day. The engineers where I work
can put days in 21 days in advance but the conductors are still 7 days
in advance. I would like to know the secret too if anyone knows. In
fact if everyone knew then we could all try and just end up doing what
we do now and be back at square one. I know of several LC who have
taken advantage of their positions and taken days way in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

Took me an extra 20 min. to walk out to my train.  Waited on the
computer to check notices.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

Thank you Csx.  Made 45 minutes of the easiest overtime ever waiting on
a computer.  Mouths shut pockets open...

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

I know I should know this but I don't so if anyone can help me out
please do. I can put in dailies or personals 21 days in advance, but
there is a way to put them in a lot earlier, like on the first day of a
new quarter or something right? I'm CSRA I don't know if that matters
or not.

Name: Busted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

It is all management that is out to bust you. If your doing pk switching
etc.  and you take your eye off the ball. Your most likely to be wrote
up. It is a directive from upper management to do this. Not the
individual manager.  It takes your attention off the real issues of the
railroad.  Keeping you mad and paranoid keeps you from focusing on other
issues like reporting safety issues etc.  The intimidation will just get
worse that is all management has to try and control the employees. It is
really pathetic how they treat the employees, but Iím a strong believer
that karma with come around.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Watchdog

I got busted for that by a jerk TM who just had a hard on for anyone.
NO one likes him and he knows its. He made his bed and now he has to
live in it.  
I walk next to the cut with it slightly in front of me now or if Im
that far away after lining a bunch of switches I stand there until the
cut gets to me and either walk with it or stop it and walk what ever
distance I need again. I don't care if it takes me an hour to move a
cut. Since the jerk had a hard on for me I don't trust no one. Nothing
they can say to me. I just tell them Im following the rules and not
walking with my back to  the cut or taking my eyes off of it.

Name: Jackson Bender
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi spending all her time in the
photo shop or what?

Name: Crafts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

If you cross over to crafts, you go on bottom of seniority list. And
most likely with be on midnight shift with Tuesday wenday off etc.

Name: Muff Puff
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/shippers-responding-higher-costs-csx-interchange-reboot_20180830.html

I figured it out... CSX strategy is a long term plan. Loose as many
customers as possible to competing railroads and trucks to overwhelm
them with so much business that they can't keep up. If they have more
business than they can handle then customers will have to go back to
CSX! It's brilliant!

Name: 3 sheets to the wind..
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Csx suckssassssssssssss...!!!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

T&E crews

Witnessed a conductor watching a shove. cars had to be a good 20 car
lengths away from him. He turned his back to the cut and walked about
15 feet then turned around. They were hiding and watching him. they
busted him for turning his back on the cut. Got this guy the day before
too I was told. Didn't see that one.

Let the petty failures begin. Your war is just starting.

Name: Jimmy Buffet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

Lets all get drunkkkk and screw

Name: Louisville Alert!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Attention Louisville T/E employees: Louisville terminal is hiring 7
Diesel Locomotive Electricians. Starting rate is 27, full journeyman
rate is 30 and some change. The class is a cake walk and anyone can do
it. 
Tired of harassment on the transportation side? Join now
Tired of an unstable work schedule? Join now
Tired of wondering if your job will be there tomorrow? Join now
Tired of working in the heat/cold/rain/snow/sleet? Join now
Tired of being constantly pressured into working faster and faster?
Join now
Conductors, are you tired of wearing your body out
standing/walking/climbing all day everyday? Join now
WE NEED YOU! 
Develop a skill today! Learn a trade all expenses paid now! Develop a
skill that will be with you forever that you can take with you
wherever! 
We got 7 slots, get em while they're hot!
Have you been thinking of leaving CSX but don't want to start over
somewhere? Switch crafts and keep your years of service and vacation!

Name: Foote carries Hh plan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

From articles Iíve read on how Hh planned to to run CSX, the spaghetti
bowl track canít be done. And I think Foote know it by now. Selling off
shorter lines is not going to stream line CSX.  Itís been two years of
really no plan at all. I think they Foote and friends are going to wing
it as long as possible. Get all the bonuses and pay out of CSX they can.
And when mantle gives him the signal to cash in an run thatís what is
going to happen!

Name: Mojo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Computers have been around for 4 decades. If you donít know haw to
operate one by now,  your Toast.   The Union should have negotiated
that simple fact into the contract.  Nope. As usual, your on your
own.....SUCKERS!

Name: Grind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

Foote says CSX will keep grinding threw 2018 and forward. I guess
starting with paper computers and tables.  A penny here a penny there
lol.

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

As long as you have foote, he is working out of Hh play book. Have good
day.

Name: Update
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Oh and don't forget they take all but one printer as well. Those never
break down, so that should be perfectly fine. When printer fails,
they'll fax your work order.
The papers I was referring to were papers that the trainmasters put up
like instructions and safety bulletins and stuff. The company says
it's a big waste of money to use paper to print those things. 
Next is toilet paper. You guys spend way too much time wiping your ass
when you should be working!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Yes Canada, we know hh raised speed limits in yards. He also tried it
with us and the fra said no fucking way, and they changed it back.
You know what else happened? He died. This isn't Hunter camp anymore.
It's a new band of clueless idiots working for the shareholders. 
Canada Canada Canada. Gotcha. Thanks for the repeat. 
The Canada sucks website should be up and running soon. Go check it
out. We know everything he did, you guys have been telling us for 2
years. He's not here anymore.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2018

Ain't nobody striking period, set a date and watch nothing happen.
I've been hearing it for years and it never happens.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2018

Someone said they was taking off to grieve the late CEO on the
anniversary of passing

Name: OZZY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Yes it is long over due

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Fellow Co workers : Dont you think its time for a WILD CAT STRIKE...??

Name: Watch your back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

When Hh was at cn cp they raised the speed limit on the property. From
15 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour for all staff and crew cabs. So
when you are coming out from between rail cars etc. Have a real good
look before stepping out and getting ran over. Safety is last with this
regime,  itís go go go. Then when some one gets  injured or killed they
scratch there head. Cn cp had more fatalities under the watch of Hh in
a short time period than any ceo before him. Safety first my ass.

Name: Seenitall
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Brothers 

Before you buy or up your insurance check the new guidelines. Their
coming up new ways to get out of paying it any way they can. 

As for taking papers down the rules are clear you can't post anything
on csx propert without their permission.  However  you can put notices
on designated union boards if there not locked behind glass so
management can't steal info off of them. It's all unions rights and
in agreements that the carrier allow a board to post info to members. 
Talk to your LC's about getting access to them and if need be fight
for another board. 
They pulled a fast one at avon once when we were going through the
fight over our union bumper stickers. Demanded one be removed from a
union board saying the board they were using wasn't officially a
designated board in writing. Claimed they just let the unions use it.
That didn't last long after the International was called. 
Your LCs better have it in writing which boards are rightfully their's
 before the new regime starts this crap again! Got a feeling this is
going to get ugly again!

Name: Update
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

So for everyone that's surprised and didn't read the last 14 posts
about tables and computers, if they haven't at your terminal yet, they
are on the way there. They take all but one table, all but one computer,
and take down all papers, phone number lists, menus, and whatever else
is on the wall. It's more intimidation and morale beating. They think
we're not already used to their dumb shit. These brand new managers
don't know we've been going through the same shit for years. They
can't even fuck with us because we're used to it. 
Funny, last night our one computer was locked up and I called the
caller to tie me up. He says we aren't supposed to do that anymore. I
told him that's good news because then I'd be on continuous overtime
until the one and only computer decides to work! He "found a way" to
tie up my time slip. Imagine that.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Yes we know what Survey was trying to say! We are not stupid, contrary
to management's beliefs. Most in the crafts that would make good
managers are also smart enough not to take those jobs. I would say 95% 
of the low level managers would not qualify for a job in supervision
outside of the railroad and that includes managing two people at the
local dairy queen. Not trying to be funny but just speaking the truth.
 Paying for job insurance is a drop in the bucket compared to what we
get screwed out of. If that little monthly premium hurts your budget
every month then you might be living beyond your means.
 Have you figured out yet that your idea is not a good one? If not and
you are not already in management you should seriously consider
applying for a TM job. You sound more than qualified!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2018

I think what "Survey" was making a point about is that if getting
charged meant that you just lost seniority for a bit then you could
quit paying for fired insurance and save that money.

Name: Insurance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2018

Before Hh just train crews carried insurance. Then once Hh took over
cprail. Everyone went out and bought that insurance Carmen machinist
etc. It was a piece of mind for the workers. And we told supervisor in
a round about way that we had insurance. So when we where pulled out of
service, the company new they where not hurting us in the wallet. The
company just worked short of people when they sent people home.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Drag up hills slow.. slide down fast...tonnage first ..Safety last

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

MJIRR

No, I don't feel I threw money away. It was security knowing that if
something happened I wouldn't lose a paycheck. No one forces anyone to
buy it. Everyone I knew had a policy. You don't have to screw up, you
can get time on the street for just being part of a crew. The premium
was chump change compared to what I made on the railroad. Railroad
Retirement unemployment for decades paid only $25 a day that's $125 a
week. I made more than that in a day. I went to 2 formal Board of
Inquires where the train crew screwed up. Lucky for me as a Locomotive
Engineer the Board exonerated me while the Conductor got 30 days & both
Brakemen 15 days on one the other the entire crew got 30 days.  

If you feel lucky, good for you.

Name: Smelly foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2018

Smelly Foote and friends,forgot to read the chapter on CSX company
policy about insider trading!  O what one more rule he has broken
doesnít matter he is the boss. Maybe securities commission should have
a look at smelly Foote and friends. And mantle ridge of course, they
think nobody is watching. We will see if good old Karma takes its
course!

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Let alone dumbass survey don't realize even farting without a window
open endless authorized is a major since  Ewing Harrison and ackmen
punk as came

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Survey is not from the ground these idiots can write you up and twist
any  thing or personally don't like you or just to meet there quota
get real here we don't come to work asking to get fired we support are
family. Off this you dumbass it's  csx paying millos to crooks at high
levels trying to reinvent the wheel  and blame us SURVEY is a dumbass

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

What a dumbass give up ur seniorty the rr fire more people for for
follow the rules to much then not following the rules at all ,seen it
my whole time here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2018

https://www.postanalyst.com/2018/08/28/some-csx-corporation-csx-institutional-investors-are-quietly-pulling-out/

Name: Ozz Fest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Just read an article published 2 days ago talking about CSX
institutional investors are quietly getting out. Google it to see
yourself.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Conductor

Yeah, I got that phone call too with voice mail messages left on my
cell phone. It was 3 times a couple hours apart. I was on duty on a
train and didn't listen to them until I got off the train. My other
crew member didn't get a single one. I couldn't understand the
beginning of the message either. I thought the same thing. It was just
spam, We hadn't heard anything about the shooting because we were on a
train. I don't know why they called me but not the other guy.

Name: ORD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

TRAINMASTERS/ROADFOREMAN

Please pay attention and take note. I will explain to you how to read
the operating rules manual. It seems that many of you have never
learned the proper procedure.


Each rule is either a singular rule or it come certain steps that are
to followed. If a rule has added procedures/guidelines you will see
them listed as either steps 1-2-3, etc.  or A-B-C,etc.

If a rule is listed with steps 1-2-3 etc. that means each step is to be
taken and in the order listed. 
If the rule is listed with steps A-B-C etc, then those steps are
usually optional steps. If you look closely at the rule with these
steps you will see that most end with the word "or"! This means any
of the steps could be an option to consider.
Once again, if the rule is followed by numbered steps each sub rule is
to followed and in the step order.
There is no reason an supervisor should not know how to read the
operating rules book. YOU ARE NOT authorized to order any employee to
disregard any of these steps to cut corners to save time or rush the
movement of freight. 
All employees who are taking the face to face training will be briefed
on the proper procedure for reading the Operating rules book
correctly.

RRJIM. That was a wise statement but until all Supervisors know how to
read and apply the rules correctly, following them wont help anyone
from receiving unfair discipline.

Name: MIJRR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

So RRJIM you paid redboard your entire career and got to cash in 5 days
worth of it? So if you would have not had redboard then you would have
come out ahead right?

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Work by their rules then no need to be worried. Restricting seniority
over time in the street? Really? As for carrying Job Protection
Insurance it became a must when CSX became a reality in the '80s.
Didn't know to many people that had it before CSX. I only had to use
it one time in my career they gave me 5 days before I retired. I never
looked at that deduction out of my paycheck it was security just in
case. Plus it was tax deductible as a work expense.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2018

Only a moron would suggest messing with a person seniority. Even when a
person is fired and held out of service for a long time. When they are
reinstated, it is alway with full seniority. I know it happened to me,
only a pup would suggest that.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Brothers  

Did any of you get messages at home and voicemails from csx over that
shooting at the landing?  They called my house and left mesage by some
voice machine saying stay away from down town and all fortune 500
companies stay in the building. They called my cell phone 3 times in an
hour leaving the same message. I live in the Midwest. Not even near
jacksonville. All the mesages were half cut off at the beginning. I
can't imagine they called everyone who works for csx. I thought it was
just scammers at first trying to hack my phone. I listened to the first
one and thought hell no I ain't falling for this and calling the
numbers they left.  Erased it and the other 2.  Were any of your
messages all screwed up?

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Hell, I don't even think the company would agree to that. To much
record keeping and unqualified guys on extra boards or some outlying
point. What if your last on the roster already, guess you get a
mulligan?  Keep thinking, I'm sure a good ideas in there somewhere.

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Yep, give me my red board and I'll sit it out. Imagine you get put on
the bottom and then layed off. Then you have to deal with the
bureaucracy/red tape of trying to get your seniority back. You could
end up with multiple weeks unpaid and no red board. Surely you've come
up with this idea on your own and not fully thought it through.

Name: pi
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

You could also save money each month when you cancel your fire insurance
because you wouldn't need that anymore so that's cool

Name: pi
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

You wouldn't have "bad time" to make up on the end of your career so
that's cool

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Survey?

Seniority is all we have left and it means very little anymore.
Most pay for job insurance to cover time off for the bullshit trumped
up charges that are handed down for the sole purpose of making the
low level manager appear like they are doing their job.
Screw me over and I'm collecting job insurance and unemployment and
going to Florida!

Your idea sounds like a good way to piss off an already pissed off
employee. Excellent idea! SMH

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Survey, 

No thanks, that is a ridiculous idea. Seniority is one a the few things
we have, no way would I agree to the company playing with mine. Sounds
almost as silly as the post a few weeks back saying the company should
be able to place you where they think your best suited. I'm guessing
you seniority isn't what you wish?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2018

You should explain why, not just say it is foolish, but actually give
reasons as to why this isn't a good idea.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Survey:
Company idea?  Any union dues paying member would be foolish/out of
their mind to like that.

Name: Survey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2018

Who likes this idea?
When you get charged, instead of getting time on the street we do
this:
Minor-You get a 30 day loss of seniority
Major-You get a 60 day loss of seniority
Minor takes a year to fall off
Major takes two years to fall off
If you get charged while you still have an offense on your record then
the penalty is doubled. 
Basically your punishment would be going to the extra board for a
prescribed period of time.

Name: Waiting pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

As one person said, waiting time pay is about . 75cents a minute$45.00
an hour. So add that up over 1 year. That is new truck or boat payment
for the hard working CSX unionized employee. That deserve every penny
of pay. Iím retired now but, hope you people get every penny for all
the sacrifices you make for being a RR. It does not matter who ceo is
or how good equipment is. Without the hard working employees management
and shareholders are nothing. The backbone of CSX is the hard working
men and women. Donít ever forget that, without you people the rr is
dormant.

Name: About the money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

Foote and company itís all about the money, bonuses perks etc. So if you
have to stand in line to use computer wait for ride etc. Your time is
worth money. Bill for every minute your on the property. In ones years
time you would be surprised how much it adds up to. The employees that
do CSX a favour are just plain and out right stupid. If they want you
to stay CSX MUST PAY. And pay and pay and pay forever.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2018

The BS of taken away chairs & tables in crew rooms has been done several
times past couple decades. CSX think crews like to sit around doing
nothing. I'm sure it hasn't changed that crews just want their
paperwork get on train and go. When we had local crew callers we got to
work they had our paperwork ready for us. It all took a dump when CC's
were moved to JAX. After finally getting paperwork you waited on the
van service CSX hired to transport us to the train. Run through trains
didn't speed everything up.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Cond. 30 
You have no idea how many years loco has. He could have been pounding
rocks for 20 years before he started running. You obviously got a
problem with some engineers and a chip on your shoulder. He was right!
Your rant wasn't called for. Cutting computers and taking the damn
tables away for people to sit down on was the issue. You damn company
moles come in here everytime the shit get touchy and distract. LC was
right. It's discrimination against our craft. This one hour out of the
yard bullshit is a joke too. 10 minutes to get paperwork and do a job
briefing?  LMFAO! If everyone would stop doing the work for these
jackles they would be kissing our asses. Every single time you come in
and make a bunch of phone calls to the workorder deoartment, send off
for your own track warrants, call PTI for a ride because they forgot,
take power to the house when we all know your outlawed, and the other
as kissing shit you do to cover their asses and for what? So Foote can
come in and take over where HH left off. You are idiots. Then you bitch
because he is ordering shit to make you sqirm. No boots. No ppe,no
thanks awards, no quits, agreement violations from hell, reduced
computers and now tables gone. Just too damn brain dead to see he's
taken your left nut. You better wake up and get a clue. Your getting
ready to lose your right one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Uh-oh, someone must have had a bad day, week, whatever, and has a burr
up their butt. 
C'mon, this is CSX SUCKS not co-workers suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Loco,
Yeah, a lot of the post may have been off topic. 
Very many are certified\licensed to operate a RR locomotive.
"hogger is walking"? - cannot remember the last time I saw an
engineer actually break a sweat, other than when screwing up.  A
hogger walks & finds a problem with train - too dumb, too lazy, to fix
something that may require physical effort?  
..."you can blow me anytime, for a nickel or a dime...."

Safety First.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Smart ass
That wasn't even the main topic you ran your pie whole about. 
 You better have a license when the hogger is walking and requires the
train to be moved for repairs. When he has to walk back to send your
smart ass back to fix it you bet a delay of train charge will be coming
your way.  I would blow your ass in in a new York minute.

Name: FIX IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

If you want to fix it then be sure to wait patiently to tie your ticket
up while on overtime, but more importantly when you dog be sure to
write "waiting on computer to tie up" in the section that asks reason
for remaining on duty in excess of 12 hours. Be honest, that all we have
to do to show them how ridiculous it is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Well Hogger,

Am no company man, far, far from it.
However, completing time tickets, & accessing needed bulletins should
be the priority.  Hopefully the co. will wake up & fix this.
 
Maybe you are one of those that thinks they can boss a Conductor
around.
Lots of engineers think I'm going to set all their required paperwork
in front of them like I'm some sort of secretary. Ain't gonna
happen.

Lots of engineers say they can designate who to call signals  - last I
looked, the rule states "may".  Ain't gonna happen.  I "may" tell
someone who does that to (you know what).

Then, there are times when the rule(s) stipulate a walking train
inspection must be made:  Last I looked, the rule(s) do not stipulate
"who" must do the walking. Whenever a knumbnuts engineer tries to
threaten me with a walk if they do something in particular, = the
person is informed: me taking a long walk = Ain't gonna happen.
Will be gone soon so any discipline threatened - I can laugh at.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Cond 30 
Printing earning statements,doing TO repirts and reports on the PTC
PROBLEMS, adjusting bid cards checking like up before you leave is all
your right to do. Putting in claims is out union right and should be
done before marking off. The company forces us to file claims and we
have a right to do it. Yeah a few might be sharp shooting or other crap
but most arent. Now we got to fight to get time to do what we have a
right to do and should be done on company time. All good . I'll make
overtime waiting or outlaw. No big shit to me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Computer terminals, chairs, etc...........

Quite a few may have made this a hassle for all.
Shouldn't have to wait to use a device to tie-up after a trip 
or when needing to get a new, needed bulletin account some meatball is
hogging the thing(s) looking at seniority rosters, crew standings
[where & what job others are on] statement of earnings, etc., etc. 

Have no clue regarding all agreements but in one I know that can be
read - lunch in yard = :20 min. (each if more than one).  Road =
may\might be allowed only if meeting points won't be affected. Try
that one now days, especially on a long pool run, passenger area.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Smelly foote 

Oh my god....lol lol lol. That's funny as hell.  Well I'm one of them
you ain't force feeding the kool-aid.

Name: Utuvl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Crews....Tables
Rest assured this issue has had attention brought to it. All crews must
be provided a place to eat. This does include tables and chairs. If
tables are removed from a designated crew room but are provided in
another area to use as a break room, you can use those tables if
necessary. If you are waiting for inbound trains or trains to be worked
for deparure you have every right to wait in these rooms instead of
standing without relief which as we all know could be up to 2 hrs. Or
more. Most crew rooms have a communication box set up to call crews and
tell them their trains/power/ paperwork etc...is ready. There should be
the same system in the break room to advise crews to return to work.
You can be notified in these rooms just as easily as in designated crew
rooms. What you need to do to help out on this issue is to check all
other buildings at your terminal. MofW, signal,engine pads, car
shops,etc... if they have a report to duty room and they all still have
tables then you need to let your LC's know immediately.  This is clear
grounds for craft discrimmination. This can not and will not be
tolerated. We all remember when every craft had a television to view
and they were removed from the crew rooms of T&E only. All crafts were
eventually treated equally when this charge was submitted. Fair
treatment of all crafts is a must. No particular craft should be
singled out on an issue such as this.

Name: Camel Toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2018

CsX......suxssssssssss

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2018

Dream big and be disappointed when you don't reach your dreams.
Dream small and be glad you reached your dreams.
Set 1 hour departure times and blame the crews when it don't happen.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Someone brought up a good point. What happens if Mantle Ridge cashes out
takes the money and runs? They only have a 4 year contract (about 2 1/2
years left) under the Hunter Harrison deal. What I remember is MR would
invest $2 billion in CSX. I sold off all my CSX stock last year. No
regrets made a lot of money buying heavy in it after 2008 market crash.
It doesn't pay much of a dividend anymore. These days being retired
from CSX past 8 years a dividend does more than chasing the market.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

TONY D


Company mole....go back under your rock. 

Im going to check into this post on tables being removed from Queens
gate. Where do workers take a break and eat their lunch? If you have
paperwork to go over and need to sit down and write or go through new
bulletins and go over some rules in the operating rules book before
duty you should not expect to have to stand the entire time. If this is
true then its time to get the General chairmans office involved
immediately. This is pure intimidations and making the work placed as
uncomfortable as possible. Its just the beginning of a war.

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

ALERT!!!!

All terminal managers have been ordered to get their terminals turned
around and make them all one hour departure time terminals.  All crews
will be out of the buildings within 10 minutes on duty. All trains will
depart and knock down the signals within one hour. We all just saw the
crazy mad man out of control behavior this new regime has created. It
was impossible to get this done because paperwork wasn't ready, power
wasn't ready and bas orders had to be set out. The supervisors on duty
went nuts. The behavior was unprofessional and as far as we were
concerned constituted charges of conduct unbecoming an employee of csx.
 WE CALLED THE ETICHS COMMITEE! 
There is no way in hell all trains are getting out in an hour. There is
no way all paperwork will be ready and available for our jobs and a good
job briefing can be done in 10 minutes all the time. Everyone needs to
stick together on this one and nip it in the butt immediately. Make
notes. Note every move you make and what time you do it. Make notes of
the times you told YMs that you didn't have proper paperwork. It is
black and white in the rules book what the YM duties are and yours. We
only have to tell them one time!!!! we don't have to make calls to
Jacksonville and do clerk work. We don't have to do co-mingled
service. If I have to do the TM's work or the YMs Im putting in claims
for co-mingled service and their pay. I don't care if I don't get it
paid. Start a paper trail. Show what's going on.  Just don't do their
work. Its time to stop babysitting management. its time to grow a damn
pair if you haven't yet. Be a real man!

Name: Tony d
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Maybe you're a douche. Maybe you're jealous because your friends have
a way out of work and you don't. Get over it. You know it's a game to
see your own house every now and then. Maybe they figured it out before
you did. Shut up and be loyal to the company that wants your family to
starve.

Name: Promotion fantasies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

All these managers that drink the koolaid, and ended up with the Hh
brain virus. All think that all the bullying to employees is going on
record to higher ups to show how loyal,and how they would sacrifice
themselves for mantle ridge. All expecting a big promotion in the near
future. Now the reality is that when the mantle ridge gang rides out of
dodge. They will not give a shit who they sucked in to do there dirty
work. There bank accounts will be topped off and will live happily ever
after. And the managers left behind will not know what hit them.

Name: Tony d
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Maybe it doesn't have anything to do with saving money but actually
getting off your a$$ and going to work.  Maybe you wont sit there and
whine when you spy on all the FMLA guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2018

You're really bringing some good ones back Louisville! LOL You'd be
better off hiring guys off the street than bringing back this last
round of turds!

Name: Smelly....Foote...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

I swear....been to 3 world's fair's and 5 goat f...##.
"Ropins"...aint seen a harder bunch to force feed the kool-aid..

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Prime example.... in Csx....and what them sorry sum bitches...Hedge Fund
white shirt...limp wristed...greedy pigs...dont give a big rats ass
about jobs..economy..America...or any damn thing except bleeding a
company for quick profits...then going on to another " victim.... cant
trust them... In a SHIT HOUSE with a mussle on.....

Name: Gutting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

These managers think removing chairs and computers they are making a big
difference in saving company money. They have ran out of ways to bully
employees. Try this wave at one and see the dirty look you get. Itís
the intimidation tactics there taught. Once mantle ridge is gone these
managers think employees will forget how they treated people. And will
want to be buds again down the road. The more men they cut the less
managers they need. Hh mantle ridge way is a form of insanity and
everyone goes along with it, almost like a virus crawled into there
little controlled  brains.

Name: Too Far
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

Just stopped into Queensgate yard today and seen where the managers have
removed the tables and most computers. This place has gotten ridiculous.
Where are the crew suppose to brief.. Standing up? It's pitiful the way
this company treats its employees. You're just a number.

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

I'm taking off December 16th to mourn on the anniversary of the death
of Harrison.

Name: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

What Iím trying to tell you , with this group hedge fund hacks. They are
at CSX for a short time. They will sell all your Burgas and taco places
if they can get away with it. Greed profit then they will pull the plug
not caring how they left the company. Corporate greed does not care
about employees nothing. Fast profit!!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Yo my brudas youz mofos be lettin the stresserz be getinz to yaz. I be
eatin dis taco belz doublez cheezy gortida this is da shit. Trex still
be sayinz to mark off fmlaz on da mofos. Trex be knowin tha deal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

Yates just got vice president of coal operations. Let's see where he
leads us

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

Give it a rest man, all I'm saying is that this company will sell off
what it can to make money (you agree to this) and the terminal that
struggles the most to show it's worth, the terminal that can't
justify staying open would likely be the one sold to get that quick
buck. 
If I own 5 burger shacks next to 5 taco joints and the taco joints want
to buy my burger shacks then guess which burger shack I'm going to sell
first... 
I'm going to sell the burger shack that derails the most, runs through
switches the most, has the most injuries, misses on time departures the
most, cost the most to operate, and brings in the least revenue! 
I would hope the company would exhaust all avenues before it came down
to this but I really don't see them investing a lot of time and money
in something that they know they are in for the short haul anyways. 
One very low cost high yield option could be changing management at a
specific location to see if he or she could get the most efficiency out
of the available resources, primary resource being the manpower.

Name: Vultures
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

You think your keeping your job by running for CSX read all of this.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/11/20/how-activist-hedge-funds-turn-others-into-vultures/amp/

Name: Funds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1FZ02I

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Gone wild 

Your right because no one has balls to stick together and most of the
FNGs are just all about themselves. I've never seen so much back
stabbing in my life to self serve one's own ass. Play games.
Reposition where you don't belong. Hide out and mark off behind other
guys that got in after them just to play for a better train. Use fmla
to position for better trains. Call the Tm's and get them to hold a
train till their rested to avoid a train that works.The list goes on.
Bitch because union won't cater to their asses and hand everything to
them. Won't file claims. Just bitch. To chicken shit to stand up to a
manager who is clearly punking their asses and laughing at them when
they walk away.
The days of having man balls and standing together is gone. God save
the next generation. World full of soft self centered pansies!

Name: CSX Escapee 
E-mail: 123geewhiz@gmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

As someone who has escaped from CSX I was amused to read their values on
the front page of the website. Coming in DEAD LAST was "Value and
Develop Employees," or something close to that. Everything else was on
top - the employee, the doormat, comes in last place.

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Take all the assets and sell em....we dont give a shit...bout hauling
freight no more...our ceo with dream.."psr"...done left us.....took
all the reason we had for kissing ass accept with wallstreet anymore..

Name: 1 to 10 conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

With your seniority, by the time they are done selling off assets be
thankful if you still hold a job. This regime is ruthless call me
stupid all you like. Hang on buddy your in for a hell of a ride. Good
luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Due? LoL. You keep posting and keep sounding stupid. What makes
"cents" to "sail" off first? Profitable terminals or under
performing?

Name: Sell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Iím going to predict the future for you. These hedge fund guys are going
to sell off what ever they can get away with, if it is productive or
not. It has nothing to due with someone running a switch or not running
down the track switching. I witnessed this with two other RR that was
invaded by hedge fund companies. Just wait and see what CSX is going to
sell off in the near future.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Let me pick this apart piece by piece just for fun...
You ask if someone is "that stupid" but go on to write an incoherent
rant that is actually hard to read and hurt my eyes while killing some
of my brain cells. 
You asked if he thinks they would shut a terminal down because of a few
slackers but in the very next breath you said this regime will make any
move for short term gains. REALLY? So if this regime will do anything
for quick gains and they consider selling some real estate and they see
an underperforming terminal, guess what stupid! 
What you did here is started an argument with yourself, by yourself,
and YOU LOST! Go back an read what you wrote, seriously! 
Who tied your shoes for you today?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

"Shutdown" 
We are all dumber now having read your last post, thank you. If at some
point you think you can piece together some form of slightly intelligent
sentences then by all means share. Till then shut up!

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Mayihaveanother pr whatever you call yourself your s fucking dick head
period

Name: Shutdown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Are you that stupid that you think they shut a terminal down. Because of
few slackers. This regime will make any move to put shot term gains of
money in there pocket. And it is good way to fudge the operating ratio.
It has nothing to do with inept unproductive managers, that once worked
at that terminal.

Name: SICKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Yeah you forgot to add the part about how the same few guys that always
tear equipment up are drawing attention to your terminal as well. 
When your terminal gets shut down, run through, or cut back due to a
loss in freight volume because it is being re-routed and you don't
have a job, you can thank those that are super slow workers that don't
carry their weight, and those that constantly tear everything up. You
can also thank the union for making sure these guys keep coming back to
ruin it for everyone else.
I applaud managers that target certain people (if it is for good
reason) If you have a target on your back then chances are you put it
there and you need to go before you ruin it for everyone else.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

BLOWTHEWHISTLE


KARMA

Still waiting to hear the name of that TM at Barr yard that is causing
so much trouble by harassing and intimidating employees. What rules is
he breaking now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

If your terminal is underperforming and gets put on the chopping block
what will you do? Really, if it all goes away, if you wake up next week
and the place you work is closed what are you going to do? I have heard
it enough "the railroad ain't going anywhere it's been around for a
hundred years and it'll be around another hundred". If this is how
you think then you better wake up! If your terminal isn't productive
it WILL close. All you guys that slack off at work and don't get much
done either because you are disgruntled or you just plain don't know
what you are doing, you better get right quick.

Name: Union slacker reps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

I have been there and back and no how it is. There are people that where
elected or appointed in the union that should not of been,wrong fit self
 serving. But then there are those reps. I have a lot of respect for and
have been the driving force of getting things done. You donít here of a
lot of the fights and accomplishments these people do and get no credit
or recognition for there hard work. You just hear the negative comments
because something was not addressed in the time people think it should
be. To those people I say run for a position and try to do better if
you think you can. Anyone can be a critic! The union has to use the
tools they have and lay  paper on the company in disputes and it goes
back and for, in a lot of cases ends up on arbitrators decision. The
company drags out, does everything they can to slow down the process. I
paid union dues for 34 years and I have to say the union did good by me.
Got me out of some real bad jams, like being fired and returned to work.
Give the guys that do care some credit and the slackers just vote them
out. This regime has no respect for the union process, human rights
anything good. They are a bunch of cut throat thugs that have one
agenda. Take every penny they can out of the company then cash in and
run. The managers that treat employees like shit, karma will get them
one way or another, I witnessed this with my own eyes. Priceless.

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

In ten years after I retire if I go to this website you guys are still
be talking about the same BS

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Grievances are lamo...
Pay claims a waste of time
Just quit and get a job without all the BS

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

CSX

Im stressed. Dr. order to take a break when anxiety hits

You got 6 men on an engineer xbd all exhausted. 3 men available on a
pool that has 7 trains to run. You are not going to send one of your
hench men out in the yard and have them scream and yell and me and my
conductor to RUN! RUN! RUN!!!! Hurry. Its not our fault the power
wasn't ready and the cars weren't even inspected until an hour after
we were on duty. Its not our fault you got one wagon taking everyone
all over the damn yard and we cant get a ride to the power. Its not our
fault that you got one car man trying to inspect 5 trains leaving and
its....TAKE A FRICKIN NUMBER!   No, man!  Your not doing this to me
today. Im done with it for 24 hours. knocking that signal down in less
than 2 hours to make the boys in white happy down south just aint in
the cards today. GET OVER IT!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

My brudas my bird Trex woke me up today he be sayin to mark offs fmlaz
on them mofos. I betta listen to Trex.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Tiredofthe...

If you have been here any amount of time then you should know how it
works. RRs move freight. That's how they make money. Yards are
production. Hump yards are even bigger production. If the humps don't
hump and the switching crews/remotes/pullers don't pull then the
trains don't move. You know that. They aren't going to bite the hands
that feed them. IF the crews grow a set and actually stand up to them
and slow down they got a serious problem on their hands. Ive seen it
happen in the past. Old heads got sick of their shit and put the
hurting on them. White collars flew in and wanted to know what was
going on. Spent several days talking to crews wanting to know what to
do to make things better. Blew smoke up their asses. they knew exactly
what was going on. They ordered the intimidation and failures. They
were behind it and acted like the crews were to dumb and stupid to 
know the game. Only thing left is road crews. I was in the yard for
years. Never had one single failure. Decided to go out on the pools for
awhile and make some money. I wasn't out there one month before they
got me on some petty stupid minor that everyone in the yard did every
day and now I had a tarnished record. Had am RF explain it to me. Also
told me how they pick which areas they are going to target and who
would have to watch their backs the most. What ever direction the most
freight travels is the most protected. cant afford to piss them off and
chance a slow down of the bulk of the freight. I came back to yard after
about 6 months and watching what was happening to road guys. Never had
another failure in the yard. Could stand on the rail, tie brakes from
the ground, one hand a switch as long as we got the car counts and the
trains were built.  Just how it works. Oh, and the dick heads charged
me with not looking at the ground before I stepped of the motor, which
was total bullshit. We stepped off of moving equipment all the time in
the yard right in front of them but they never said a thing as long as
we were producing like mules!

Name: Silent fight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2018

Iím proud of all the people that fight back against this regime.
Remember we have time on our side. The management are impatient want it
all now. They are looking for promotions at your expense. Be calm play
there game, they can step up to the line but once they cross the line.
Bingo you have them. File grievance complaints lots of paper, do unto
others as they do to you. They can pay you now or pay you later. Try
sticking to gether, fight fire with fire.

Name: More dumb shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2018

Everyone in louisville review ur bulletins rule 2002 is canceled in its
entirety...that's the rule that states u must have a updated job
briefing....they gone

Name: Harry palm 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Fuck Trainmaster David Benson. That Fat dumbass is dumber than a
retarded monkey. Inbreeding must run in his family. Keep up the great
work you fucktard.

Name: Livedit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Tired 
When Csx took over conrail they came in with the Tony Ingram rule. Rule
by fear! Ingram and brown were both rejects from the NS. They wanted
everyone to intimidate and harras at the same level across the system
but it didn't work so they singled out areas and hammered the
employees. The great lakes division was the first choice. They need
failures to use in court when they are sued for injuries as proof they
are trying to encourage a safe working enviornment. It is still a fear
tactic and is working quite well. The fear of a "Target" on your back
tactic is part of the intimidation program they have in place and seems
to be working as intended.
It got out of control, especially in Avon yard. What they didn't
expect was a fight. Crews slowed down,the guys filed numerous excessive
discipline complaints and filed ethic charges. It got so bad that a few
TM quit and spilled their guys on the way out. Refused to work for a
company who was giving orders to destroy employees. The beast was
eventually moved to the Chicago division. That didn't last long. They
picked the wrong "neighborhood"! Lol!
They still want and need failures. Someone has to be chosen to be
hammered. Good guess who it is right now. This is how they work. They
are like army ants. Come in and destroy as much in their path as
possible then move on. The crews better get it together. Have a plan of
attack. If they don't it won't be fun cleaning up the left overs when
they are done.

Name: Tiredofthemadness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Slick Willie Barr Yard is Crazy to yard guys get away with everything, 
road guys are always getting tested and treated like shit we don't
want to be there no more than they want us there, only yard that has at
least 3 to 4 trainmasters always trying to catch or get their quota meet
for failures you want departure times meet cause that is all they want
now then leave the guys the fuck alone. How do you expect safety when a
guy is constantly getting critiqued for every move. I believe what they
look for in management is some that has little man syndrome or got
picked on as a kid....

Name: Arbitration
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2018

It is a lot cheaper and faster to go threw arbitration. And if it is a
clear violation of the collective agreement, the employee is almost
made whole everytime. So when CSX violates agreement they are just
deferring  paying the employee. Pay me now or pay me later. The only
way the company wins if the employee is to lazy to submit a grievance.
And there are lots. But there are employees that are not lazy and want
pay they earned.

Name: Joe Mammy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Mayisuckanotheroff: You must be a dick with ears or some kind of wannabe
what a fucking idiot!!

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Binding

He is right.  You can not sue for breach of contract.

Name: Binding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

If CSX violates employee and it goes to arbitration, the employee is
made whole if he wins his grievance. And if it is an issue outside of
the collective agreement between management and employee. Yes you can
be sued for several issues. Planning on testing the waters boss man!

Name: Boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

Reading 


LMFAO...Breach of contract? You don't have a contract. You have an
agreement. You can't sue for "breach" of contract.

Name: Transfers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

In past cases a manager that gets lots of complaints on themselves. And
it reaches the higher ups they usually transfer that manager or demote
them. It just shows he canít deal with employees under his watch. And
he has to go home and tell cup cake that they  they are moving. Lots of
fun for him. Then if he pulls off the same shit at new terminal they
find away to get rid of them. This regime does eat there own. So start
filing complaints against that a hole manager.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

My brudas youz beez stressinz 2 hard. I gives my bird a treat ery times
he says csx is a mofo.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

WILLIE
START BRAKE TEST ON THE WAY TO THE CUT INSTEAD OF WALKING TO IT AND
THEN DOING IT... 

WTF????
Just how do you do that. Every time I've don't a brake test it was
after I tied the power on and had the engineer set the brakes. So Im
already there. Then by FRA law you are supposed to do a pre safety
inspection of every single car on both sides as you walk them. Then you
can do a roll by release. You do it any different your not following the
black and white rules on doing a proper class 1 brake test in the
operating rules book and by the FRA codes of regulations. Your whole
post did nothing but point out how guys would run just to get done
earlier and get that quit. It is running and rushing that got all this
shit started in the first place. I was personally present when the big
bad wolf came into avon and found out that we were all getting 1-2 hour
quits because we worked through our lunches, shortened them or ran. I
never ran for any of their arsses.  We got the car count they wanted
and went home. The minute wolf saw what was going on he said HELL NO! 
If they can get the car count in 6 hours then they can get a hell of a
lot more in 8. The quits ended. People said the hell with you. The
numbers went down. Then the boys from Jacksonville flew in and wanted
to know what was going on. All the crews were accused of laying down
when what they were actually doing was taking their lunches and walking
at a safe pace and not running anymore. It was expected of them because
they set themselves up to show they could do it. They said your paid
for 8 you will work for 8.  Didn't give a shit about the moral or the
extra mile the guys went to get the quit. So 8 hours in the yard it is.
No place for any suck arsses. You work 8 hours at a safe pace and you
set the bar for everyone else. You make it reasonable and safe. No
place for showboats. We all know who they are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

Slick Willie

I wouldn't want be around those jobs running for quits.  My gosh
Louisville has enough f-ups.

Name: SLICK WILLIE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

Was told the other day by a guy that has worked at 5 other locations
that Louisville is the only terminal he has ever been at that has the
atmosphere of managers always out to get the employees. Most other
places everyone is treated the way they deserve to be treated, and it
is mutual between management and non management. 
I have heard guys say that they will work hard for certain managers and
do enough to get by for others. I don't blame them for this attitude,
why work extra hard for someone that sees you as a number? 
I can think of one single change that would ensure you get the most out
of employees, it ain't a pay raise, it ain't respect from management,
it ain't a lot of things, it's getting quits. If guys know that they
can knock a job out and go home then 9 times out of 10 they will run
for a quit. It's a fact, just look how it use to be. Guys would be
fighting to be next to get headroom to make their move, guys would run
out of the locker room and get going, skip minutes, run track speed
100%, start break tests on the way to the cut instead of walking to cut
first then starting, etc. 
Do you have any idea how much down time taking minutes takes on most
jobs? There are jobs that it takes 5 minutes tying down, 20 minutes to
get a ride, 5 minutes to get dropped off, 20 minutes to eat, 20 minutes
to get a ride, 5 minute ride back, and another 5 minutes untying train
to get going again. That almost an hour and a half.
People would gladly skip minutes to get a quit.

Name: Money due
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

CSX knows all the rules in collective agreement. The only way you are
going to get paid if you are short changed by CSX. You have to file a
grievance if the collective agreement is violated and it affects you.
It will not be resolved over night, but you will get an answer on your
grievance. And file every single time you are affected. If you do
nothing expect nothing. You are at CSX to make money not friends, no
one works for free. The money does not come out of managers pocket that
is trying to intimidate you. The money comes from your hard work for the
company. You donít even have to let management know your filing a
grievance. This is the system that is in place use it. Crying in locker
room gets you no where!

Name: Reading material
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

If you donít have a copy of collective agreement get one. Same as rule
books. When your in the siding for hours educate yourself. Then you are
armed with the facts. When management tries to hose you. Read them the
rules, if it favours them they use rules to a T. Knowledge is power.
Power is money you might have a grievance that you can submit and be
made whole for. If all employees did this, the company would change
there behaviour or just pay out money for there breaches of contract.
Be pro active!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

I don't worry about it but if I run over at track speed and
then sit outside the yard for 5 hours waiting to get in and then get
charged with delaying trains I will not be happy. That's dumber
than owl shit!

Name: Down loading
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

They have been downloading power at other rr for years. And hanging
people for what ever. Let them I donít worry about that stuff follow
there stupid rules.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

Where is the FRA?  We've had one screw up after another in Louisville
terminal.  Luckily last year the fra knocked the speed down from 20mph
to 10mph.  I couldn't imagine how bad if could have been if they
didn't do that but since then their visits have been few and far
between.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

On top of all the other stupid shit, I was told they will
now be randomly downloading engines after you get off them
at the terminal and if you weren't pulling your train in at track
speed
you will be charged with delaying trains. As far as I know the
last absolute into the yard is restricting and I will run accordingly.

Un@@@@@@@believable!!SMH

Name: Spies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

If you see anyone hiding and watching you. Get on the radio ask for CSX
police and report that possible terrorist. Safety first

Name: One table
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

So what's the deal with no papers on the wall, one computer, one table?
What does that do? It doesn't save money to get rid of something
that's already paid for. What complete moron came up with this stupid
idea? Nice to meet you, new general manager. 
Your ideas are stupid right out of the gate. You leave crews in the
hotel for 40 hours while deadheading and turning crews the whole time.
No straight deadheads. It's  the exact same amount of money that
you're paying a crew to deadhead up for a train that you'd pay the
hotel crew to go home since you can't  get your shit straight. Are you
too dumb to realize that we're getting paid in the hotel too? 
Now they are also showing crews on duty 5 hours after they've been
called because they don't want to show deadheads. Lying to everyone
isn't necessary, really. The stock is selling. You don't need to
intimidate us, just sit back and make money

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Need me a half gallon of everclear...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Might as well drink the kool-aid..

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

U no good Bastard....german Nazi we see u sneakin and peekin in bushes
with your radar gun.... burn in hell... U goat fucker...

Name: Solidarity 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

Iíve read on here people that make a stand for safety etc put a target
on there back. It is true been a target myself for making a stand. Then
there are the ass kissers that complain in the locker rooms, but then
play right into the hands of management and get a that a boy. I stood
my ground and was consistent doing it. And did not hesitate on
reporting hazards or management. They tried to break a lot of us down
but failed. Your either part of the problem or part of the solution as
an employee. Try and have each otherís backs if you can. This
management under this regime are instructed to intimidate and they will
not stop as long as shares climb. If your harrasment from management
gets to be to much for you. Use the tools you have and report it etc.
The management count on an employee of doing nothing. The same thing a
school yard bully does. The company canít ignore several complaints
against management that is unethical and continues to violate company
policy. If upper management does not deal with this type in-house. Then
it goes off the property to other agencies. Even though they promote
harrasment and will deny any knowledge of it. They will have to answer
to outside parties. And outside of CSX most people already know what is
going on at CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2018

U knuckle draggers.. better sear it in your brain....CSX transportation
IS the World Class Leader in Transportation Service " To Wall
street...thats is "..

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

Employee records

Every single employee can go on the employee gateway and view his/her
observation testing results. It just amazes me the amount of crews we
have talked to that say they don't know how or they haven't checked
theirs in years. It is just plain stupid not to look.  Call it an I
don't give a crap attitude or just to lazy and stupid to check. 
At one point the company put out a bulletin to all supervisors that
made it very clear they were not to do any observation testing without
the employee present. No supervisor was to board any equipment that the
employees had already left. Charges of not securing equipment correctly
or engineers not shutting down equipment became rampant. There was no
proof that another person didn't get on the equipment and tamper with
it. It was determined that all failures were to be addressed on the
spot and failures were not to be entered into any employees file
without a counseling first.  Walking away from a safety violation that
has occurred and not talking to the parties involved was no different
than walking away from the scene of an accident. IT IS CALLED
OBSERVATION TESTING! 
 A few months ago an FRA agent and a supervisor boarded a locomotive
and took pictures of what was supposed to be a violation after the
employee had secured the equipment and left. There is no way in hell
that either one of them could prove they did not deliberately set the
employee up for a failure. However they pushed it with their so called
evidence of the photo and put a failure in the employees records.
Personally I would have filed charges for violation of the bulletin
orders and using a camera as evidence without the employee present. It
does not matter is company officials have the right to use cameras. The
fact that the employee was not present when they  boarded the equipment
and took pictures to find failures was a violation in itself.
If you see or hear of any supervisor out in the field pulling these
stunts you need to file charges with the ethics committee, call your LC
and your GC office and let their bosses know what they are doing. We all
know that honesty is not the best policy with this company and
supervisors are not exempt from being unfair and vindictive especially
when their authority has been challenged. Its sad but it is true. The
bulletin was issued for this very reason.

Name: Employee records
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

We caught management, entering failed audits into an employees file.
Without any information given to employee. I think 1 Departmentí in a
terminal the union found 160 false entries in employees files. The
management wants to get as much as they can on an employee and enter it
on his employment file. Itís makes it much easier to hand out heavier
disciplines down the road if they show many entries of failed audits. 
My advice is to go with your union rep. And review your personal file
on a regular bases. I give credit to our union for catching these false
statements and having them removed from our files. They enter these
false statements and time goes by and in most cases an employee canít  
remember, and it is used against you just like they planned. And
management gets koodoos for all the failed audits even if there false.

Name: Limbs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

The medical people can do a lot today to try and replace limbs. Ask a
veteran how much fun it is living with a limb missing. And the pain
that person went threw, then the painfull rehab. I will work as save as
possible for myself and the people that care about me. The bottom line
is you donít have to take short cuts. And if someone is telling you
different refuse. If your pulled out of service, then bring your he
whole safety culture on the table for everyone to see. There are laws
to protect you on the job.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

Karma

What is his name? There is no reason you cant post it on here. They
don't trace these post. Your post are protected by law. If you don't
think so then email the webmaster and have him explain it to you.

Give some examples of what he is doing. A poster just made that point
very clear. There is no reason to be afraid to post on here. Just make
sure you don't put enough information to pin point it directly to you.
If this supervisor has done this with you then he is doing with others.
The more that come on here and expose what he is doing the better.

What is his name?????

Name: Glassdoor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-CSX-RVW14975527.htm

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

There's a new T.M. at Barr that has obviously O.D'ed on the Company
Kool-Aid.  You guys and gals coming into and out of Barr had better
watch this guy. He's definitely trying to make a name for himself and
bully the employees into overlooking rules and intimidating us into
working at a unsafe pace to expedite moves. Any problems with this
fella need to be forwarded to your union officer, ethics dept. and the
FRA, he is out of control.

Name: Safety attitude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

If there is a manager that tries to get you to make moves outside of the
safety rules you have the right to refuse. I heard it that if you do you
end up with target on your back and they get you for something else.
That manager is doing it with people he knows he can intimidate. If
enough complaints go in against this type of manager or TM it will go
up the ladder. And if they donít deal with this accident waiting to
happen manager. Then the union has or yourself can  take the complaints
to goverment authorities and one phone call from them to head office
will be the end of unsafe manager. If you can get as many complaints as
you can against unsafe manager practices the better. There is no reason
any employee has to work under a cloud of intimidation. I have
witnessed this myself and there power is removed with the stroke of a
pen. They are just one person with some authority trying to make a name
for themselves at your expense. I hope you take safety seriously ceo
Foote after reading this.

Name: Run for your life 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

I can't take this shit anymore I'm going to find me a regular job this
shit is killing me. If you are thinking about coming to work for csx and
you already have a good job you better think long and hard.run for your
life.you son bitches hiding in the weeds trying to catch us speeding we
see you.go f yourself

Name: ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

Crews

It absolutely unprofessional for any supervisor to talk "trash" about
another supervisor to the employees that work for him/her. The rules
aren't any different if they do it with each other. Many of you are
probably not aware but it is a serious ethics violation as well as a
violation of your union agreement for any supervisor to discuss any
event or discipline that has happened with another employee. The HR
department has been aware that this has been happening more frequently
and if an employee brings a charge forward on this issue the supervisor
better plan on having some time off. No supervisor is ever supposed to
discuss or volunteer information, even when asked, on any incident that
has occurred. This is private and confidential information that only
that employee can divulge to other employees if they feel the need or
desire too. If anyone hears a supervisor gossiping or giving out
information on another employees charged event or possible charge of an
event that supervisor should be reported immediately. Curiosity killed
the cat has some truth to it. I heard he did this, I heard he did that!
What happened out there? What was he charged with?  That is of no
concern to anyone except the employee involved and the supervisors must
at all cost keep that information confidential.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

What if our superintendent knew how much his Trainmasters talk bad about
him to the crews? Wonder if our Trainmasters knew how much they each
talked bad about each other to the crews? They all probably think they
are buddies but when one turns his back the truth comes out. It's not
very professional for management to talk to non management about other
management. I am specifically talking about Louisville, but I am sure
it happens everywhere.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

I'm just saying man, the human race is very technologically advanced!
Hell we put guys on the moon back in the 60's. They have pretty decent
limbs now that are controlled by robotics linked to your brain. I seen a
guy on the internet with both legs replaced by some kind of what looked
like bent back paper clips running a race and just smoking the other
guys, I want to say it was in the Olympics. He got banned because they
said he had an unfair advantage but still. Katt Williams did a whole
skit about it on comedy central years ago.

Name: Names
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can call names all you want, well just be intimidated by the Man and
if you screw up you are the one who will suffer the consequences. I just
hope innocent person does not get hurt because your scared to stand up
for yourself.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

Ape

 That's all you got to say to that. Your a stupid moron. You know
exactly what he is talking about. It doesn't matter if you replace it
with a fake or if your actually lucky by the grace of god to have it
reattached. IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. What is wrong with you. Are you
just retarded. If that's all that came into that small brain of yours
I hope to god you don't work out here with us. Trying to make him look
stupid has just made you look petty and small. 

Supervisors don't give a rats ass about the rules when their asses are
on the hot seat. When the powers to be in Jacksonville are on the phone
running their fat mouths and handing down threats they will do whatever
it takes to get them off their backs. Its all good to break the rules
until something goes wrong. If your going to let a supervisor bully you
into violating written rules you better damn well make sure that other
people hear it and have the balls to back you if shit hits the fans.
The powers to be in Jacksonville are ruthless and don't give a shit
how things work out here. They just want them to work.  I had the
privilege of sitting in on a conference call with several supervisors
on the call. They talked to those guys like a piece of trash. Belittled
them and even asked on one of them if they had to fly in and hold their
hand. I would have just hung up on his ass after I told him to take his
job and shove it. It was embarrassing the way they treated the
supervisors on that call. So I do have to feel a little sorry for them
for that end of the deal, but then they chose to take the job position.
We are all getting the shit stick when it comes to dealing with this job
because of upper management but no one has to break rules or put their
safety on the line. If you cross the line with one then you will have
to do it with another. They talk and gossip like hens on a fence with
each other. they know who they can push around and who they cant. Stand
your ground or bend over. Its your choice. For every action there is a
reaction. Until someone finally comes along and has a serious come to
Jesus meeting with the White collars in Jacksonville it is never going
to be a pleasant place to work. FOR ANYONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

Well actually with today's technology you can in some cases replace an
arm or leg. Get your facts right!

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can replace money, you can replace equipment..you canít replace an
arm or leg or a life. If your directed to take short cuts refuse to do
it. If they threaten to fire you or send you home let them. And go home
if you told to, get union rep. ASAP and start paper work. You will be
reinstated and the supervisor will have to answer for there actions.
The equipment you work with is to dangerous to work around if rules are
not followed. Life is precious!! The amount of employees that die each
year, is a terrible reality. We all have to do better.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

If your told not to follow the rules and you go along with it and decide
to be an unsafe worker. And someone gets hurt or killed. You canít put
the gene back in the bottle. Should of could of its to late. Your most
likely to be fired and charged with criminal negligence. As you should
be and get no representation from your union if,you Break rules and a
member is hurt or worse, your on your own.

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

Could not of said it better. An employee has lots of protections as a
unionized employee in the USA. Employees know the rule of the job, they
are there for employee public and equipment safety. If the employee is
lazy or feels intimidated and acts stupid. Then the employee will have
to suffer the consequences of not doing there due diligence. They all
sign off that they understand the training they received. Pleading
stupid is not a defense if you mess up. If your not willing to work by
the rules, your in the wrong industry.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

WAKE UP!

First off... what the hell is wrong with you people! The damn rules say
you will make sure your cuts are coupled before you shove them(406.3) It
also says you can shove without protection if you have a shove light or
cameras(RULE 406.2) If you can see the entire shove and protect it from
where you are standing it is ok.  If a TM tells you to shove cuts that
you don't know are coupled you need to enforce your right for a good
faith challenge. It was posted on here earlier that Supervisors are not
being taught the rules. This is total bullshit! They have a damn book
and have access to all new bulletins issued. If a TM is ordering you to
break rules then he needs to be challenged and if he continues ethics
charges should be filed and the operating rules department notified. 
A yardmaster is not a supervisor. They are union contract employees.
They are being told they are 1st line management. THEY ARE NOT!   They
are first line to be in management. They have absolutely no right to
order anyone to violate rules. If they say a TM has ordered you to
violate rules then you demand to speak to that TM! If a yardmaster
continues to demand you break rules call your LC immediately and notify
the YM's LC. When two LC's are sitting across the table trying to hash
out two union members fighting you will find the conflict of interest
lies with the YM acting as a "REAL" supervisor when he is not. THE TM
IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for the YM's actions. Remember that a YM is not a
utility employee. If he is going to protect your shove by camera have
him attach himself to your train and make sure it is clearly heard by
both crew members that he will be protecting your shove.
It sounds like you have a TM who is trying to cut corners to save his
job and this makes for a dangerous situation for anyone. If this
supervisor is a bully and tries to intimidate anyone to break black and
white rules then he should not be allowed to keep his position.
As for putting anything in writing NO SUPERVISOR will do this without
written consent from higher above. They have no authority to change
work rules that conflict with any written operating rules. The
operating rules department must review the changes and approve them if
need be. Only an idiot supervisor would put his neck on the line by
putting something in writing and it end up being a disaster and someone
gets hurt or there is damage to company equipment.
Most of you posting on here have been out here long enough to know what
a supervisor can and cant do. When was the last time you used the good
faith challenge. When was the last time you blew these guys in and
filed ethics charges or notified the operating rules department. Most
of you are scared because your afraid of retaliation. Screw the
retaliation excuse. If a handful of you would stick together and file
it would give you more power. They cant stalk and harass everyone in
the group. If they do then there is reasonable proof that there is foul
play. 
If I have said it once I have said it a million times, CSX HATES AND
DOES NOT WANT BAD PUBLICITY! They are well aware that the public views
this site every day. If you think for one minute they do not care about
what is published on this site then your are just plain ignorant. The
fact is they do. Advertising/Media is a major part of securing
investors and attracting new customers. If you have a supervisor who is
deliberately breaking rules and policies and is intimidating employees
then bring him to this site if you are too afraid to use other avenues.
Post what he is doing and how he is doing it. Be truthful and accurate.
Lies and trumped up charges will do nothing but discredit you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

They need a guy like Steve in Willard or Walbridge to straighten things
up. They running wild out there.

Name: Point taken 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Pretty sure he got fined by FRA for some stuff he did, but to answer ur
question, I'm not sure how he still has a job, but I would assume that
if u are willing to do what ever it takes and run over who ever you need
to the company will promote u, just an opinion. Short answer u ha e to
be a company cuck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

Steve ain't where he is today because he don't know what he is doing!
If he was as bad as you say then why hasn't he been fired?

Name: Safety first
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Protect movement of train at all times. Ride the point drive beside the
point. Safety first !

Name: Predator 
E-mail: Ifitbleedswecankillit@urmomsho
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

What about that time employees asked for bowl procedures to be put on
paper so we all had a uniform way of working and he looked at all of us
and said "I know what you want, you want it in black and white, well
there ain't gonna be no fucking black and white procedures"

Name: 8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

How would we know if tracks are tied down if we didn't do it ourselves
hate to tell u but you have crews that dont tie brakes that's a fact
it's a flawed system that is gonna hurt someone

Name: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

U cant shove a track unless u ensure it is coupled in order to properly
protect shoves, what else you got

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

If the YM tells you there is room in the track and you know there are
breaks on the other end then you should be able to shove without
incident. Is it Steves fault that the inventory was wrong? 
What else you got?

Name: Wallace 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

What about that time he told the 191 that they will not protect there
shoves if the YM tells them there's room in the bowl track even though
the tracks aren't coupled.....fast forward a couple weeks and we almost
killed a fuckin guy pulling over the hill cuz a bowl crew was doing what
they were told and hit the side of the pulling job, so then he say from
now on we will have cameras to watch shoves problem is the fucking
tracks still aren't coupled so if u fuck up it's on you, but he
pushes and pushes for speed that if u try to do it by the rules, he
hides in the weeds on you literally

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Everyone has something bad to say about steve, list them on here then

Name: Steve's P.R. Rep.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Guys relax just breath and take it, Steve's stroke isn't that long,
before you know it you too will get use to the anal plunging he has
come to master.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Steve Salyers ain't going anywhere, and he shouldn't! He is the best
in the biz. If you don't like him ask yourself why. Look in the
mirror.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

!!!!!!!!!

Its not the wizard of Ozz ride!  Its the peter pan ride now!
The man behind the curtain died, remember???

Now what you have left is peter pan spreading fairy dust around
confusing the investors. Since the little Mini Me has taken over we
have taken a poll and here are the results from what we have seen and
heard.

1.Power is still short.
2.Man power is still short.
3.Printers and computers are not being repaired and have been reduced
to a level that has caused more wait time for crews to tie up.
4.Trains are still running late and