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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: h
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

another grossly exaggerated statement



https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F

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

The terminal dwell numbers are hilarious.  If you hide them in sidings
and park 'em on the main, they're not dwelling in the yards I guess. 
What bull.

Name: H
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/
 

Another grossly exaggerated statement!

Name: Betterthan YOU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2017

Retired now


Don't be a dirt bag prick and make shitty comments like that to anyone
who just got furloughed!. No one gives a rats ass about what you did in
1982.  I was there too when everyone got cut. What you failed to see or
learn is that the new guys today have to go through a lot worse than any
of us did to get our damn jobs.  Don't even try to tell me we went
through worse. Yeah we got put on the street. Some of us for years, but
we didnt have to go to some monkey ass horse shit school that didn't
teach us squat then come to work for OJT for months with head hunter
breathing down our necks looking for any little failure they could get
on us before we could get our union status. These kids who are getting
hired today have to deal with more stupid horse shit and blow hard bull
than we ever did. When we were cubs we were worked hard and given shit
but mostly by our hogger or other fireman or who ever we were stuck
with training. These guys got to have eyes in the front and the back of
their heads and a set in their ass so when they bend over they don't
get it up the rear.  I feel sorry for how they are demeaned and treated
like stupid little kids who cant tie their own shoes.  Then after they
go through months of humiliation they get tossed thinking they might
have a chance at a good future for their families because they bring in
some dying old man who tears their lives apart.  I hope they all find a
good job somewhere that they can get their dignity back and start
living with their families again.  As far as I'm concerned they are
all casualties of war!

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

CSX is selling and telling a story to the STB and customers

https://www.csx.com/share/wwwcsx15/assets/File/Customers/Performance%20Measures/STB%20Update%208%2021%2017_Final.pdf

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

HH has developed new metrics to confuse and mislead  

https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/performance-measures/methodology/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

Apple does not fall from the tree
There whole family are inbreads..



JUSTIN PINES
Booked By Crawford County Jail Booked Date Nov. 4, 2013

Arrest Details

Charges
• ASLT/DOM 2ND DEG/WEAPON/FAMILY (F C)
• ENDANGER WELFARE CHILD/2ND DEG (F D)
• FELONIOUS RESTRAINT/ADULT (F C)
• UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPON (F D)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2017

Very few managers and I mean very few.  Could do a carmen's job.   Most
managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience.
Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2017

Labor is a dying breed automation is what we really need to fear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

RR jobs cut/slashed?  
Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare
insurance, RR Retirement, etc.  Of course RR big shots want to reduce
those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year
or better for not a whole lot of time involved.  It sucks.  
'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em
E.H.H.

Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has
told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has
went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its
destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably
pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time
sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc.
    we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose
more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to
wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them.
we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they
handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large
industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer
part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down,
money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial
part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems
screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by
ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking
for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business
is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed.
   the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't
arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk
of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost
business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry
poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is
in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but
the sorry management above you.

Name: h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ


Another grossly exaggerated statement

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2017

Furloughed:
In late 1982, I had 8 YRS., 2 months RR seniority & got furloughed. If
you truly are a person with just a year or so of experience you are
probably a PITA FNG.  Suck it up.

Name: Furloughed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

Employed as other


YOUR AN IDIOT!  That's all you can come up with in regards to the
message of that post. Why do you even exist. You obviously aren't
sitting home without a damn job and have to worry about feeding your
family while the truck drivers ship the freight around that I once did.
Why do stupid people like you even both to take the time to post crap
like that. Who cares how the hell his spelling is.  I WANT MY DANM JOB
BACK!

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/08/21/csx-employee-struck-railroad-car-monday-nashville/588347001/

Guess you have to buy your own solar specs?

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

Supposedly, according to Jerusalem On Line news, Al Quida are starting
to emphasize attacks against trains in Europe and the US. They usually
think of trains as Passenger Trains, but who knows? FWIW.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4100557-switch-csx-norfolk-southern

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing
freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. 
Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck
don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to
worry about.

Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2017

Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and
Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by
the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run
CA anyway.  UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and
we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division
is how they did it.  However all I have been pulling for the last month
running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility
to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate
and our HOS will freaking allow it.  UPS is paying for all tolls we get
meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads
over the fuel tax they are paying for it.  Why they terminated all UPS
contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are
short.  So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the
money for a while.  Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best
business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the
railroad on the East Coast.  Now to grab my next load East and haul
butt back to Beantown.  We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 
days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home.  However that
almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Ape less than one.



I believe you are on the safety site spouting off ideas of cutting
customer service.  And how is that a safety issue.  Talk about the pot
calling the kettle black! Not fooled made a hell of a lot more sense
than you.


USDOT MISSION STATEMENT:  Serve the UNITED STATES by ensuring a fast,
SAFE, efficient, accessible and CONVENIENT transportation system that
meets our vital national interest and enhances the quality of life of
the AMERICAN PEOPLE ,today and into the future.

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
855-368-4200

If anyone in any craft is given a memo or views a memo that instructs
anyone to cut corners or intimidates anyone into thinking they have to
because they fear retaliation or charges of insubordination they should
immediately contact the USDOT and file a charge letter. If you can not
get a copy of it then make sure you get as much information as you can
as to where it originated from and who may be the responsible party for
its original circulation.   This is not CANADA!  HH may thumb his nose
at the STB but its constant complaints and bad publicity that gets
things done. DO NOT COUNT ON YOUR UNIONS TO STEP IN AND TAKE THIS BULL
BY THE HORNS. THEY WILL ONLY DO SO AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL THE LEG WORK
AND THE BALL IS THROWN INTO THEIR COURTS AND THEY HAVE TO SAVE FACE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors
supported it.  The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. 

Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. 
We'll see - time will tell. 

If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the
complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard
on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt.

Good luck to all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Maybe  HH should take a ride on his trains after 30 second inspection!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A


Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham.  Evelyn can blame anyone or
everyone.  The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men.  

The last few days I worked.  I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all
making fun of this madman's insanity.  Where I'm from we now stage
autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up.  One train
sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later
another train blocks the main and siding to pick up.  There are over a
100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're
original picked up. 
That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.

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

Re: not fooled conductor
Well you're right on one thing, I am a manager. Yes you're partially
right on publicity CSX controls most media outlets except for those
with small support and actually are allowed to present the truth.
Now ask yourself this. I am a grunt at CSX, what the heck do I know
about how this company works? Do your job and leave stealing this ship
up to those who know!
Talk about a wasted post, you're bitching on a SAFETY site. I am sure
what you posted makes you feel good, but it's like. Peeing in a black
suit. IDIOT !!!!!

Name: NOT Fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Ape


OK poser.   Try another tactic to distract the posters.  Really?  We
service numerous customers off the mainline. As for smaller customers
its the publicity and the service ratings that hold up CSX. Your a
manager. You should know this.  How do you think this company has been
holding its head above water. Every service star award gets their names
in lights. Why do you think they wine and dine all their larger
customers and fortune 500 patrons. Why do you think they sponsor a race
car. Why do you think they give to charity after charity.  Have you not
read the employee gateway at all?  Come on idiot. Nothing but pat me on
the back propaganda.    Publicity is everything to CSX and is their
bread and butter. 

Publicity is what will kill HH if it goes the wrong way. The small
customers as you call them can bad mouth the hell out of them and file
complaints with the USDOT who oversees the shipments of us freight. The
little man as you call them are hurting because of all this stupid crap.

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

Screw customer service! Customers are not on mainline where the real
profit is. If we eleminate most all crafts and run our trains up and
down main lines look at the profit!
Railroads are going to state run inland ports which are 170 mile from
othe inland ports for truck staging to distribution centers ,

Name: But
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull
this insanity!

Name: Stay Safe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Honest Abe,

You asked

CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. 
How many more good people can we lose?

HH will relentlessly pursue his goal of reducing assets and that
includes people.  Mantel Ridge won over the majority of the
institutional shareholders to remove Michael Ward and install HH to run
this company.   He has the full backing of the board, and until that
changes you may continue to expect the unexpected from HH.    I suspect
an additional 1,500 to 2,500 T&E jobs will be eliminated along with an
additional 300 to 700 in management cuts will be made as well.  

He will continue to push back on the STB and customers in his pursuit
to fundamentally change how CSX operates in order to reach an OR below
60.   Till then, expect the unexpected.  He does not give a rats ass of
what anyone  thinks except those who put him in power.  

Customers and employees will continue rant and complain, however he
will continue to do what he has been doing until the Board of Directors
removes him from power.   

Lastly just remember the Golden Rule.  He who has the gold rules and
also  remember, the winning generals get to write the history books.

Be safe out there!

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

Re:  Honest Abe
You talkin to me?
Follow protocol and don't take chances.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Great lakes, shouldn't you be packing up the U-Haul and getting ready
to move to Florida . Why don't you shut up and go buy some sunblock,
you're going to need it .

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersstableboy@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

In Evansville, Clayton Hodges is finally a roadmaster after ten years.
ADE Travis Johnson promoted him. Clayton had his finger driven in a
bolt hole holding a bolt on a joint bar that was hit by a sledgehammer
held by Travis Johnson. An injury not turned in. Did not Travis learn
from his dad Rick Johnson when KJ McDivitt's injury was covered up and
turned in? Clayton who had his leg driven under a tie when he stepped in
the backhoe red zone. He broke a window out of a csx vehicle and nothing
happened. Also the time he took out of service the morganfield branch
but would remove the orange lock off the switch to allow the local to
work the industries and would put the lock back on after the local was
done. Good luck to evansville and see them on CNN later.

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

Well L@N Idaho dweller railroader wanna be prejudice mouthy mommas boy
---Here is how it works in this neck of the woods for people mouthing
off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8GlyP4pjkA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Haha told y'all , cry babies

Name: Great Lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Will you both shut the fuck up.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Pines, now tell me, do you have a Doublewide or just a singlewide in
that trailer trash place you live.  How is that ankle monitoring
working out for you . You sure did look cute in that little orange suit
you had to wear.. Now Pines, go get your lucky strikes and your pabst
blue ribbon beer and sit on your porch..you stupid hillbilly.

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

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

...Yep, Me and a judge from Missouri think alike...

Yep--You both still live with mommy and go by the Adam and Steve
version.

Name: Honest Abe
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email.
Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the
journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on
YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a
reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest
and fair. 

CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. 
How many more good people can we lose?

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

Yep, Me and a judge from Missouri think alike.  "Pines, you have been
found guilty of witnesses tampering and also of being a dumbass, go to
jail."

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

to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug
17

get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like
management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and
get pulled out of service for a violation of rules.
quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own
damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to
object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards
oxygen when he comes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Harrison ass wiper posing as an Engineer. Wait and see asshole.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

You have any idea what's going on,

The stock holders are happier than a pig in shit, the customers maybe
not so much, and the employee's only want to stir up trouble.  EHH
isn't going anywhere so you might as well quit crying about him and
get on board.  It's hilarious to read the comment's about getting
blamed for "Employee Pushback"  and yet that's what every one is
preaching.  Your whining and moaning and trying to show that you
actually care whether a customer gets their car's is comical at best. 
If you knew what was good for you, you would be trying your best to get
the work done and not hoping that this new system fails.  It only shows
that your not on board with seeing that the customers are served. 
Somehow you guys seem to think that if you continue to "push back"
you'll have accomplished something other than to show that you are a
failure and blame it on someone who doesn't know what they are doing. 
Switching cars and serving the customers isn't rocket science and it's
a reflection on you.  Everyone knows that EHH is no dummy and that's
why the stock went up 20.00 a share just on speculation that he was
coming.  Think about that, stock almost doubled just on speculation,
and once he gets rid of all you guy's that don't want to play, it
will continue to rise...........

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

Yep -- Harrison and I think alike on that thing ""What a bunch of
sissy wimp do nothings"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

DUMBASS,

OBAMA ADDED ALMOST 8 TRILLION TO THE NATIONAL DEBT.  THE ECONOMY ISN'T
STRONG DUE TO HIM DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN INCREASING THE NATIONAL DEBT
AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL PAY THE PRICE.  THE ONLY JOBS CREATED ARE
PART TIME JOBS DUE TO EMPLOYERS HAVING TO PROVIDE HIS RIDICULOUS HEALTH
CARE SO ANY JOB INCREASE SHOULD BE DIVIDED IN HALF TO REFLECT A "FULL
TIME" JOB.  IF YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN THEN YOU KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE.  I
HAVE 3 CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A FULL TIME JOB DUE TO
THIS.  THERE ARE VERY FEW COMPANIES WHO WILL HIRE FULL TIME BECAUSE OF
THIS BULLS**T.

Name: Smarter than You
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Some of the crap you guy's post is ridiculous.  It's no wonder you
aren't taken serious, so uniformed and "fake" stories posted on this
site.  Do some research and you'll see that the only major complaints
to the STB are from a few coal companies.  Most have been resolved and
the others are being taken care of now that some employees who are
"pushing back" have been taken care of as well.  Quit fooling
yourself, things have changed and won't go back to the way it was. 
Get over it.  Some how the major media got wind of your complaint's
and reported on it and for this i commend you, really amazing that the
media would report news based on less than 1% of employee's whining. 
Reminds me of the fake news bashing "President Trump", just goes to
show you it's all about headlines and not about reality.  To the 20 or
30 nut jobs that think they represent the operations of this company, I
hope your identity remains protected, there could be huge fines imposed
for your mis-representations of what's going on.  You really think your
un-educated ass has any idea of the big picture and where this company
is headed.  Don't you realize the stock is up more than 25.00 a share
from where it was prior to EHH coming on board and that that's what
it's all about.  It doesn't matter that there are a few hundred
disgruntled employees and a couple of customers that aren't happy, the
stock holders are making money.  It's so funny to read your ridiculous
post about your yard's or hump's closing and how you think that's
going to be the reason CSX is going to go out of business or that the
"Board" is going to demand EHH step down.  He's making money and
that's what it's all about.  And for the rest of you idiot's that
want to blame this on TRUMP, it's a free market and company's are in
business to make money, not to provide employment.  If you owned a
business that would be your goal too, so quit your whining, pull your
big boy panties up and do your job or quit and open your own business,
then we'll see how much you care about providing for everyone else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf

Name: PokeMan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

I feel badly for our customers.  One bulk shipper stopped by our yard to
see where his sixty cars were that were to be delivered July 24.  He's
looking at another $10,000 charge for a month he couldn't get his cars
to unload.  Didn't have the heart to tell him, we know where there are,
and what it would take to deliver them, but Hunter's posse won't let
us.  They are continuing to spend their days hammering sqiuare pegs
into round holes.  I've had little respect for most management over
the years, some that come from crafts forget how anything works once
they get their jobs.  But this group takes the cake, cookies, and some
pie on top.  His numbers are a farce.  As recently as 2014 (that was
the most recent annual report I had handy), merchandise and bulk
traffic provided 60% of the net income while being only 40% of the
volume of the traffic on our rails.  Now that they seem determined to
run off all these customers, where is 60% of the revenue going to come
from?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Haaa
Were you smoking crack when you wrote that!? You make no sense at all!

Name: Haaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

So let the people know the earnings they made and paid a half dead guy
300 mill not to even move a car but say the rr cannot afford health
care for its employees I work with a lot vets out here not sissy like
hh and they just want it all we're trump at standing up for American
workers not stock market jokes sell the doors and windows to the house
yr rich for day then let's left hh if and his punks are are a joke

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

Investor Advisory comments

Rail Shipper Survey: CSX Service Disruptions 

INVESTMENT CONCLUSION: 
This week we conducted a rail shipper survey focused on CSX’s recent 
service disruptions as the company continues to implement various
operational changes under Hunter Harrison’s leadership ( see more
commentary in our August Rail Update). We felt this was a timely
exercise given an increasingly heightened level of attention around how
 these recent service disruptions could present potential near-term
risks for CSX (i.e., reduced network fluidity and market share losses)
and potential near-term opportunities for other transportation
providers (i.e., market share gains for NSC/truckers and also
contribute to tighter supply/demand dynamics in the broader freight
market).In this survey, we asked various questions on these topics and
have summarized the consolidated results (from 56 respondents) and
selected commentary in the attached slideshow. 

KEY POINTS: The Magnitude of CSX’s Recent Service Disruptions. 
On a scale of 1 –10 (with 1=very poor and 10=very strong), the average
ranking  of CSX’s current service levels was 2.3. The average ranking
of CSX’s  service levels prior to Hunter Harrison stepping into the CEO
role was 6.6 and the average ranking of NSC’s current service levels was
6.9. In  summary, since the beginning of the year, we have seen a
substantial  deterioration in CSX’s service levels on both an absolute
and relative basis.  

When Will These Service Issues Be Resolved? 
Most shippers (60%) have not been provided with a time line on when
CSX’s service levels  are expected to recover.  For others, the message
around the timing of  a recovery has varied between several weeks (21%),
several months (12%) and several quarters (7%).  We also asked shippers
if they believed these disruptions were temporary and would lead to a
better service product over the long term. In response, 51% said maybe,
42% said no and 7% said yes.  Insummary, shippers remain uncertain about
both the near-term and longer-term progression of CSX’s service levels.


Potential Market Share Shifts.
When the shippers were asked if they had plans to shift business away
from CSX based on the recent service disruptions, 70% said yes, 23%
said maybe and 7% said no.  And on average, the respondents said that
34% of their current business with could shift away from CSX by the end
of the year.  As it relates to who could pick up this market share, 48%
said NSC,39% said truck and 13% said other railroads/modes. In summary,
it is clear that the near term market share shifts could be meaningful.

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

Investor community comments... 

CSX Service Disruptions

Since the 2Q17 earnings call, we’ve seen a rapid deterioration in CSX’s
service metrics (see more detail on page18 of our weekly rail update).
Mr. Harrison warned that near-term disruptions were likely due to
various structural changes in the network, but quarter-to-date, these
issues appear to be more severe than anticipated. 

This topic was discussed during earnings conference calls for  a
handful of CSX’s customers/shippers  (including Arch Coal and Martin
Marietta Materials) and has triggered a lawsuit from Murray Energy (a
coal producer).  Also, in response to this flurry of complaints, the
Surface Transportation Board (STB) has asked CSX to begin weekly 
service calls with the board’s rail customer  and public assistance
staff.  Finally, it was recently reported that Mr.Harrison  sent out an
apology letter to customers (see full text here) stating that while most
employees have embraced the rapid  pace of change at the company, there
has been some resistance that has led to disruptions. 

Bottom-line, this is a situation  we will continue to monitor closely
as it could drive incremental market share shifts to truckload/NSC.
Investor Sentiment. After 2Q 17 earnings season, we believe rail
sentiment took another step down and is now generally neutral/negative.
We think investors are most negatively biased on UNP, and more recently,
CSX has fallen out of  favor as well. We have not spoken to many
investors that are taking a bullish stance on the group, but we’re
seeing  pockets of interested buyers of NSC (due to the potential for
near-term market share gains)

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This
info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane
treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this
country??

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got
a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and
bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy
from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone,
then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours,
had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula
yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's
gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the
railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in
the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Checked out csx stock on four sites. It's at hold to sell,earnings down
2.9 percent in last four weeks.well when they say 40 percent customer
loss is huge. Have to see how this is going to play out,not good right
now. I bet Hh might pack up go home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

The youtube video: 
Filmed in 2014...whatever happened. Did it help? Was it not available
for viewing to all?  
It is pretty good but there are plenty of corporate big-shots &
pro-business politicians who will consider some of it as "just a union
thing".  Sad, but true.

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

Nice u-tube video in Minnesota. well written and filmed, good language.
funded? by SMART / UTU and produced by University of Minnesota.An
example for us all. They should stress, IMHO, how different this was
from just a few years ago, when the then profitable RR operated in a
more cautious manner compared to the even more profitable present when
many corners were suddenly cut.

Name: PROOF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Backpusher


The customers know that their freight is sitting out on sidings. They
are well aware that Harrisons knows this shit. He is no better than a
worthless politician telling bullshit stories out of both sides of his
mouth. Let me tell you from experience that the worst thing for any
company is BAD PUBLICITY!  There is a area on this site to post
pictures. Post the date but leave the time stamp off of it.  Take a few
pictures of the cars sitting out in the sidings. Send in a couple that
have been sitting out there for over a week.  I have seem 3 loaded auto
rack cars that have been sitting in the same siding for 4 days now.  I
have seen cars moved from one siding to the next and then moved back
again. He knows this is going on. This a game they play to make it look
like the freight is not sitting but is being moved to its destination. 
People are not stupid. Harrison just likes to patronize people.  Find
out who these cars are supposed to be shipped to.  Call them.  Tell
them where their freight its.  Don't be an idiot and give them any
info to figure out who your are.  Many trains pass these sidings. They
cant pin point it on anyone without a time stamp on the photo.  

You want to put a stop to his lies and deception then put the truth out
there on the front street! Customers have the right to know the truth
the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Name: hunterhater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a
railroad" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic

spread the word about this turd.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com

Name: Greedyoldman72
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington
florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see
how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood
and sweat

Name: Backpusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over
exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week,
sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of
people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our
jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the
same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough
with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going
to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our
families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get
enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.

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

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

...Pines, you ignorant Savant, They download the engine for that
information . Geezz is everybody from Missouri as stupid you?...

So why would the signal information be on the engine? Is there like
little L@Ns in cylinder 6 writing it all down on the Cadillac
converter?

Betcha nothing is downloaded without legal being around huh?

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

For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many,
many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried
about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States,
counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing.
They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will
have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview,
explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of
what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this
greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after.
Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter
Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family
starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will
probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose.
Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have
the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon
enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were
good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

I understand Dave Dech just got fired. Gee, what a shame!

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

Pines, you ignorant Savant, They download the engine for that
information . Geezz is everybody from Missouri as stupid you?

Name: homer j simpson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of
the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these
days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways
such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to
suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now)
what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not
knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up
rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a
result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper
level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and
threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they
have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck
in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have
friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants
with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no
schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone,
leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and
seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i
found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad
without the bs.
    i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about
hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire
furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not
blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but
the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping
bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at
his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too.
    i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably
a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable
schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this
life and add years to your life. your families would like having you
home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out
and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad
industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority
folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers
until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your
families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock
if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.

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

TO THE EDITOR

http://www.thenews-messenger.com/story/news/local/2017/08/17/stop-signs-installed-city-rail-crossings/568629001/

So where is the price tag for 26 stop signs we paid the railroad for on
the last 5 years of the state road improvement plan as required by
Federal law? All these crossings have their own USDOT assigned numbers
so these numbers plugged into Google should show up many times. Plugged
into the FRA web based accident prediction there is no way any of these
snail speed train track crossings would qualify for any crossing safety
funds.

So this is one of the many tricks the railroad and the state baboons
the railroads lead around use to waste funds so no new railroad
crossing signals get put in which makes the greed ran railroads $$$
which they worship.

Here take this article and check out the towns dead crossings
http://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2017/08/railroad-crossing-demolished/

Request the eight sets of crossing gates and three sets of crossing
lights here that WE paid for sitting on dead tracks be moved to these
crossings and watch the safety worms squirm. $2 million in signals CSX
will just steal and we pay to have the equipment stolen.

Name: RADIO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2017

To furloughed Employees

Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has
stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the
Avon rail yard.  They have a website you can go to that list jobs
available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated
that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to
the CSX employees who lost their jobs. 

It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who
have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them
any explanations as to why they haven't. 

It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the
future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. 

Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass
you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work.
Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Conductor 10-20


If you have a brain in your head you will stop jumping through those
hoops and taking short cuts. Is there something seriously wrong with
you and the people who are working for you. You are asking for failures
and fines if you are caught breaking FRA laws. If you cant get your work
done because off shortages then so be it. If your freight doesn't move
the real reason it is behind will eventually be exposed. Do your jobs
safely and do it as a team. It is not your responsibility to fix the
problem. It is management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

In our yard we are all jumping through hoops and taking short cuts at
our own expense to get cars switched and customers taken care of. 
However after these current jobs cuts this coming up weekend it will be
impossible and just another slap in our faces thanks to Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

CSX is slowing down to a crawl.   The Nashville service lane is all
jacked up.   Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards  and from no where we
send them out.  No true destination just running them up and down the
rail.  This is fact I see it first hand and  participate in conference
calls.  This is madness.

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

Pretty good anonymous - 
The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. 
Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA,
which is a branch of the US DOT.  Prior to 1966, the ICC was the
regulating government agency.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q

Eugene is full of shit

Name: anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were
first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the
country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”

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

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/update-cedar-lake-man-hospitalized-after-his-motorscooter-collides-with/article_3af8a2b5-df07-51be-be4e-eb70df0aac0c.html

...A preliminary investigation shows the train was traveling southbound
at 21 miles per hour and all lights and bells were activated and working
properly at the Highway Rail Grade Crossing, according to police. The
scooter was traveling westbound on 93rd Avenue. 

The locomotive horn was activated based on data recovered from the
locomotive and the crossing, Kveton said in the release... 


So CSX have a new phony record reader? Do they call it L@N?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city
and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google
earth photo of the mansion.

Name: Dirk Diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

All,
Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready,
the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It
will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!

Name: Brown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Somebody

You're spot on brother.

Name: Yak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2017

Safety First?  

Don't see many posts concerning safety issues.

The vast majority of the posts in every forum on this website anymore
are in reference to all the changes taking place.  

Personal injury counts up?   We ALL are aware of what can/may happen to
an employee that reports an on-the-job injury.  The RRs always
threw a fit if/when someone got hurt - to them, regardless of what
happened it was always the injured person's fault.   

Unions & FELA Attorneys are no doubt willing to assist but......

No help from the US or State Governments should be expected - not with
the regimes in place at present.  

Good luck to everyone.

Name: Carman wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

To hump:
 Fyi columbus doesnt hump they flat switch and they are still doing it
with half the manpower yall have with twice as much freight. So many
men are waiting on call backs to russell yard as well. Fyi avon STOLE
russells work many years ago. I think they should put it back it worked
for a long time that way "dont fix what works". Not only could they
hump it there but they could flat switch it like maniacs. By the way,
those boys didnt cry a big hissy fit like avon. Obama hated appilachia
now trumps giving the resources to put them back to work. Plus so many
buisnesses r opening up here. West virginias legally allowed to frack
the tons of oil they found back in 2014. But yes avon needs to hum the
customers that are there in avon
 but to divert the freight away from russell and columbus which is in
the middle of the enire system would be retarted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

UP

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

2017 Analyst and Investor Conference
There will be a lot of dick sucking going on

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and
another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing
extra jobs effective yesterday.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric
company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just
impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is
because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on,
but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because
I'm important. 
And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your
best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and
you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus.
They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you
your wages, let alone a bonus.

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

The more crazy shit I read about csx since H.   I see my potential bonus
going down the drain fast.   I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S
getting overpaid for no results.  Run a money making company in the
ground and those bitches still get paid.  'We can't be having dead
weight everyone must pull their own.' said H  What a Joke!

This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground.  I've always said Donald
Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H
isn't the business man Donald is. 

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2017

H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.

Name: 
E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision
RRing methods from one of his horses.  I was told the horses name is
Mr. Ed

So this all makes sense now.

Name: By the balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx

Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck
hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.

Name: 
E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Its called  precision Railroading dumbass!
Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH
Fire those fuckers! EH
Cut those lazy fuckers! EH
Idle those fuckers! EH
Rent foreign Locos! EH
I don't need oxygen all the time! EH
It's pushback by the troops! EH

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH

Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat
Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat
Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat
Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2017

So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of
the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than
reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up
to this.

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

Re crewdog: Hey, for being concerned about my pension but it is just
fine. No , what happened in Charlottesville is an absolute disgrace.  I
totally disagree with what happened.  For the police to stand by and
watch this happen is deplorable.  It is also deplorable for statues of
history to come down...

 Now, keep working and please don't get fired . I need you to keep
pumping that money into the tier 1 and tier 2 for me ...

Name: CrewDog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

What's the matter L & N?  Pension not enough for the bus ticket to
Charlottesville for your rally? Not to worry, after Speaker Ryan gets
ahold of it, you'll spends your days buying cups of coffee to use the
free wifi at Mickey D's.

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

Crews.

Avon hump back up at midnight. Don't hold your breath.  Put a few
people back to work. HH won't like that. Maybe all the Indy traffic
and Illinois traffic won't be two days late now. Stupid ass move
sending it to columbus to be humped and sent back to indy. Bet Indy
customers just loved watching their cargo go by and disappear in the
sunset!

Name: Railroad buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje
terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told
on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and
made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean
joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just
contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to
the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT

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

.308 .... 1000-1200M send 1 down range...

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

Hey big nose Comer, get a life son. We all know who you are, Bob Comer,
professional liar.  Looks like the ambulance chasing business is slow
for you right now.  It is really pathetic that you have to make a
living based on lies. I would love to see your Hillary loving ass
strapped to a lie detector, you would blow the thing up.  You are
nothing but a blood sucking parasite, a cancer to society. Now, go get
bent bozo.

Name: Tumblebug
E-mail: L@NSLEEPSWITHMOMMY@HOME
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2017

HEY "L&N dispr"----flunked kindergarten, didn't you---multiple
times.
 T-Rump-it lost the popular vote by almost 3 million.  Guess you can't
Walt I 'm dizzy from smoking pot. You are a wanna be...pinenuts, your
wife was drunk when she committed suicide
add / subtract, huh---just like brain-dead T-Rump.  YOU never post your
Well Dizzy turd, does your mommy know you are a goofball. It is Saturday
night , does your trailer park have a curfew for little boys like you.
Bless her little heart. She is NASTY Stop letting them in , problem
solved. real name, which proves you are a snake-in-the-grass ass.  WE
DO KNOW WHO YOU ARE!  So, put your head back where the sun doesn't
shine and join T-Rump for some poop pie!  OH, T-Rump screamed and
hollered at rallies before the election that he would NEVER settle with
those "Trump University" students who sued him.  THEN, just a few days
after the election, HE SETTLED with them FOR $25 MILLION!   SEE, you and
T-Rump have a lot in common---LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE! jbl 
SausageAway  2 months ago Nothing is illegal when you are at war..

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

Hey big nose Comer: 6 million illegals voted for Hillary . She was given
the questions and answers during one of the debates, bugged Trump's
office, had a illegals and dead people vote for, and she still lost. 
You might want to recheck your math you don't win an election by the
popular vote . You win it by the electoral college, you must have read
about it.  So, you foamer, do your math again.


 Now, don't you have an ambulance to chase, you worthless piece of
shit.

Name: Waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Blah. BLAH! 

A lot of talk . A lot or gossip and second hand hearsay. Stop the shit.
FRA Has said several times key trains. Dangerous alert cars and crude
oil trains wont be one man. As for what could be no one knows. Don't
post agreement shit you haven't Seen in writing and signed on the
dotted line. Your just causing problems with gossip. we have to radify
it.  Members better be ready to be heard and get off their lazy asses
this time and get envolved. Don't know about you but I'm not wanting
to work 10 hrs a damn day unless it just 5 and 2.  You only get one
life. I didn't hire on to sell my sole and work for the devil. No
where in my agreement did it say that was part of it.  Csx signed their
blood when they brought in Harrison. They can give up their first born
son.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for
the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job
no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.

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

$51.00 per hour and $3800,00 per half is something to aspire too. That
my friends is something that is quickly getting you replaced. The RR
has been working to Engineer only since the Fireman left. The sad part
is no one can see it coming, and continue to pay a worthless union.
 If the Company will pay $3800.00 per half, and they will, the
Conductor is Gone. if you are lucky you can hit the sweet spot.

New (LESS THAN 10) RR T/E well go get a good job now. The Unions have
sold every job and there are none left to sell. 

However the RR's have always protected their employees, with Spare
boards and so much more. When the caboose left the RR moved the rear
crew to the front. (Simple example)

There is no future at the RR in T/E. It is over.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

En Xb is set at 4950 across the system.
48.50hr i
401k match
Increase in pl days
Shares
System wide seniority
Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done)
Abolish hotel stays
Naps allowed
Abolish CAPS
Dismantle payroll
Time clock
Paid holidays
Abolish yd jobs
No weekend Union buisness without an investigation
Company provided cell phone
Recerts done by home computer
IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to

Name: Jason A.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to
making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area.
This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston,
Andrews, Florence and Cayce. 
HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same
time.

Name: Party On
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Me,
Just to be clear I wasn't knocking driving a bus as a profession, only
meant maybe they have a better contract and representation.  As for my
"source", I know people who know people who know people.  The BLET
has always looked out for the Engineers and made sure their contract
was as fair as they could get and that they would continue to have a
better than average income.  This comes right down to regulating the
pools so that they are working "full time", unlike the conductors who
have to keep rest days turned off in order to make a living.  Ever
wonder why there are almost always more conductor turns on a pool than
engineer turns, it's not because the utu cares more about their
members, only seeing to it that those dues keep coming in. Pretty soon
this will be just another suck ass job with mediocre income until you
make engineer and can hold a turn regular.
BTW, the gaurantee XB for EN will be 3800 a half.....

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.

Name: Bluegills
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Lol

The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can
remember.   About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah
we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we
will work on something else but this is most important.  " you guys
remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they
had it resolved come to find out  it only was for those currently
employed hence the entire cycle starts over  again.

But this time will be different 
Fuck the bump 
Fuck the pay difference 
How about some real issues

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

What - no breaks allowed?  Is this true?  Mostly outdoor work right?
Even in extreme heat = dehydration; extreme cold = frostbite.  
No lunch breaks?  Some may have diabetes & have to\need to eat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

PER WALL STREET JOURNAL, Weds Aug. 9, FRA and FMCSA said they would give
up on sleep apnea rules and leave it up to rails and truckers to decide
what to do.

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

If they can't develop drones to fight a war, I believe you can use
drones in the rail industry.

Name: 
E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away
with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time.   We
want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.

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

HEY "L&N dispr"----flunked kindergarten, didn't you---multiple times.
 T-Rump-it lost the popular vote by almost 3 million.  Guess you can't
add / subtract, huh---just like brain-dead T-Rump.  YOU never post your
real name, which proves you are a snake-in-the-grass ass.  WE DO KNOW
WHO YOU ARE!  So, put your head back where the sun doesn't shine and
join T-Rump for some poop pie!  OH, T-Rump screamed and hollered at
rallies before the election that he would NEVER settle with those
"Trump University" students who sued him.  THEN, just a few days
after the election, HE SETTLED with them FOR $25 MILLION!   SEE, you
and T-Rump have a lot in common---LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!

Name: Party's Over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

The time has come to say goodbye SMART.  Should have done it when the
UTU let their self be overtaken by another Union, and for what, more
bargaining power, maybe if u want to drive a bus some day...Goes to
show you how strong the UTU was, couldn't even talk their way out of
that outcome.  I'm not bashing UNION'S, just UTU and SMART.  They are
absolutely not looking out for our best interest, not at the National
level.  It's ashamed that there are great LC's out there that truly
care about the members, but their hands are tied when it comes to any
support from above.  It should be a punishable crime for some of the
inequalities that exist in our contracts amongst the exact craft,
class, and group of employees.  In the last 10 years the Northern
Region representation has cost their members about $ 200,000.00 EACH ,
compared to the Southern Region.  That should be a crime.  That's
based on an assumption that that each member would receive their shares
of stock, bonus,and 401k match per year over 10 years.  That's O.K.
though boy's, "They aint taking our bump".  And they can't even
stand up for our 48 hour rule in our GD contract.  Wake up IDIOT'S,
the same BS is about to happen again if we don't act.  The BLET has
already reached an agreement for 51.50 an hour, the Southern Region is
in talks, and the Northern Region say's, " Hey Guys, we ain't going
for this bullshit, they gone listen to us". And we gone get Fuc**d yet
again.

Name: Aaron
E-mail: Yourface@donefuckedup.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2017

Instead of bitching on the internet like a coward keyboard warrior why
don't you put your purse down get out of your Prius and tell them to
their face that they look stupid cause really bud I go to work every
day bust my ass for a CEO who may or may not take my fucking job and I
have a wife and kids to feed so the LAST fucking thing I want to deal
with is some stupid fucking hick that bitches about waiting at
crossings for to long cause I don't give a shit and we're about ready
to snap the way it is...so please mr fuck face get out and say something
to us in person!! Fucking pussy!

Name: Disgruntled 
E-mail: HHRanch@CSX
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2017

Somebody please tell the guys wearing all the CSX apparel and CSX
license plates on their personal vehicles the company doesn't care
about you and you look ridiculous. Please stop advertising you work at
the shithole. NORMAL people hate the RR! Next time you put your CSX cap
on think about the assholes looking to hang you any day.

Name: Happy
E-mail: Avon
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

About Joe Berry.  He was an asshole.  Hopefully so more assholes get let
go in Indy here soon as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2017

About joe berry. He was one of the best road foremans ever. Although if
you screwed him he got you back somehow. Always fair to most people but
to some that wasnt good enough. Some, and you know who you are always
blamming others for your own faults. Cant fix stupid!!!!!!

Name: Marc harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2017

First to address, the jackass who felt the need to belittle the boy who
talked about ugene. Okay Mr. Suck ass. We know his first name is
Ewing.. so cat is out of bag. Second of all, Ur boss Ewing has. Ever
put a hard day's work in, or the. Ackbone of the rr would not b
getting this treatment. Third of all, Ewing couldn't run  a bingo game
, so obviously a big rr like csx is out of the ?.. this man is a idiot.
Sure hope he is watching out for the family.

Name: joe tupa 
E-mail: in your poopa
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2017

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

Name: martyr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

ME

Sounds like you might have received a few failures from this Joe Berry.
Did you deserve it?  Did you run your mouth to him? Egg him on?

Not defending this Berry character but was it at the time when the Nazi
headhunting was going on in Jacksonville? Was it when every single TM
and RF were told if they didn't get at least 25 failures a month they
could start looking for another job in another craft? You have no idea
how bad the heat was on them to get failure rates so the company could
show the lawyers in court that the employees were being trained to work
safely and if they didn't they were reprimanded. 
We had some real good upstanding TM's and RF's in our area who were
god fearing and well respected and hated dishing out the failures. They
thought is was a crock of shit but had no choice. Several of us took
minor failures for these guys just to give them some relief from the
heat. Sounds crazy? HELL YES IT WAS!  We did it because we didn't give
a rats ass and we knew once we had a failure they would move on and keep
us off the radar. You scratch my back and I'LL scratch yours. The
southern region was the one who started the stalking and reporting crap
on the employees. Once someone got a failure they were put on a list and
a target was put on them. When this employee showed up at another
terminal or crossed a division line the word was out that they were
there and to go out and watch their every move.
This crap finally made its way to the Greatlakes but got blown out of
the water when the plan got exposed. The orders for the hits were still
out there and the orders for failures was still being crammed down the
supervisors throats.
No one knows what's going to happen with the new King of the Railroad
in place or how he's going to take over this process of stalk, harass
and destroy the employees for use in the legal system. Don't be an
idiot and think it will stop. Good chance it wont. So if you ran your
mouth or argued to much or even stood your ground for what you thought
was right be careful if you do it again. It might be a mole brought in
by Harrisons lynch mob and you will be sorry as hell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2017

2 train fires in one week!  What the heck, is  Harrison forbidding
maintence to cut cost, look at danger to employees on these trains as
well as public.  Safety First is now a joke at CSX!   This is just the
beginning of pure railroad disaster in the CSX region.  Thanks Harrison
.

Name: David Cathey Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

I was wondering if any of you have Hunter Harrison's phone number, I
was a Major /4 -Star General in the US Army, was wondering if he could
put me on his Executive Staff.  I can tell him about all you Shit
Birds. I'm doing 30 days on the street right now for making some
Executive Decisions while operating a freight train. I also would like
to ask Mr. Harrison why you can't go from #8 Throttle to #8 dynamic in
a matter of 2 seconds. I would like to give a shout out to my friend Dan
Nesbit, an old Antioch High School Buddy. Again does anyone know if CSX
is going to shut down for the Solar Eclipse or pass out Solar Eclipse
sun glasses?  Shout out again to Radio Dave Gilstorf a good
friend,,there's not many normal guys out here Dave but you are one of
the Normal ones...So keep your finger in your ear and your nose to the
wind

Thanks,
Dave Cathey
Engineer CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

@APE you must be H^2 personal editor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Joker,

First, his name is not Eugine or anything close.  And did you really
mean witch?  

Second, if you, or anyone considers him your enemy, you should study
him before you confront him.  If I had to bet a dollar to see who could
out switch who, my money is on him.  And that's with him dragging his
oxygen around.  

Third, layoff the socialist tripe. Go take an Econ 101 class and then
come back and we all can listen to your newfound goodness.

Name: Usa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Ok close Chicago break csx down to nothing join forces with the cunncks
ur buddy's if the American government lets the cp or CN or vs versa go
through FRA stb and all thats is sabotage

Name: Joker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Eugine is a wanta be railroader took the mangement way this guy
couldn't and woudnt live a real railroaders life he probly has never
moved  a real train or switched a days worth of cars .. Government and
labor activists (witch should be all us ) should see this is not moving
forward with the middle class or the working mans conditions they make
there millions while taking one dollar at at time from us if the can
afford 300 mill for one man they can can afford health care for all of
csx employees witch in turn creates a better  economy probly. Is health
care in the USA is a stock market just like the rr

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Well it looks like that Fat Ass Joe resigned as a manager today. I just
hope the current managers that will be testing him in the future will
deal his Sorry Fat Ass a big dose of Karma. Hopefully he will get fired
for the same chickenshit failures that he dished out for countless
years.

Name: 
E-mail: oxygenPlease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

dispatcher

I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center.
The carrier got what they deserved.  Best of Luck to you and the rest of
the dispatchers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!

Name: A dispatcher 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to
Jax after the move.   

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real
thing.

Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless
Union on the damn planet.  And the only people they care about are the
pre-08 dispatchers.   So don't plan on them actually looking out for
you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08
people something.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Re: L&N
Just so you don't have to vet me again, it's Dave since I'm not
saying anything I'd have to answer to the FRA again about.
I'm serious in the post tho. I heard this crap for years from John
Snow on down. Think about it: What new idea is EHH bringing to CSX?  So
what is the BOD thinking?  Ward was too soft or maybe a bit more moral
which ever. So they bring in a proven maniac. You got a better way of
saying it? When we moved Engineering to Jax senator Bird thru a fit. We
promised Bird a new shop at Barboursville (I saw the paintings of this
new shop) Have you seen this new shop? Of course not!  We closed
Barboursville to teach Bird and the state a lesson.  We all got a good
laugh outta that one. Same thing with you L@N guys in the merger. I
really don't give a rats rear if posters don't believe this garbage
but knowing EHH is just a freaking bully may give some insight. It's
simply a race. Do the grunts hang in until the BOD gets rid of him or
do you cave under pressure?
Dave

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Comer, go back under the rock from which you crawled from.  Nobody wants
to hear your BS.  Crooked Hillary lost, so get over it snowflake..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Re: L&N
I'm afraid most posters have EHH wrong in what he's doing. It's much
more simple and we are using too much logic.
EHH is old school using old school tactics. He has no new ideas as to
how to make CSX more profitable only an old practice that does actually
work.  So how does it work?
INTIMIDATION !!!!!!
If you eleminate half of the train crews, half of the yards maintaining
the same revenue will profits increase? Of course !  Under old school it
is up to the grunts to make it work or he will fire you and keep firing
you until you submit. Don't feel bad railroads use the same tactic on
all states. Do as we say or we'll move facilities and cut jobs in your
state until you submitt. Economic extortion. Either way you impact
interstate commerce which brings in sanctions from the Feds.. remember
Regans No Strike Law?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

http://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/10-jobs-that-pay-50-an-hour ,funny,
I don't see a railroad conductor on this list....IDIOT's

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

HEY "W"---have you been asleep or do you live on Planet Know-Nothing? 
How many people has T-Rump fired?  Did you miss his firing of FBI
Director Comey?  How many days did the "Mooch" last?  HUH?  People
who didn't flunk K-Garten see the T-Rump WH as a non-stop train wreck!
 I guess it's OK with you that the Republican Party and T-Rump (got to
be a Billionaire through one dirty business trick after another---THINK
"Trump University" and what he did with the Atlantic City casinos),
act like total azzholes.   T-Rump screamed and hollered that he would
NEVER settle with the over 100 "Trump University" students who filed
a class action lawsuit against him.  "I'm not a settler!", he
screamed and hollered at rallies.  THEN, just a couple of days after
the election (he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million, then LIED
about it!), HE SETTLED WITH THEM FOR a TOTAL of $25 Million!   So, did
you miss that?  T-Rump = Biggest Liar on Planet Earth.  Do you sleep 24
hours a day?  Do you have your cat or dog do the typing on your
keyboard?  Bottom line: People who don't see T-Rump as the worst Prez
in U.S. history must have drank a ton of the kool-aid, turning their
brains into what comes out of sewers.  So, go back to listening to Lush
Limpbaugh as he flushes his toilet mouth by pulling his ear lobe.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Re stuck:  yes, you are right about the customer service trying to get
work orders out.  It is really completely a nightmare.  The scanners
don't work half the time and the Clerks have to guess what is on the
train.  If a train is going in the opposite direction the scanner will
pick up in between the cars and add it on that train as an extra car. 
This is when you have to turn into Colombo and find out what the hell
is going on.  The interchange from other railroads is a complete
nightmare trying to figure out the trains consist.  The work order 
system works a whole lot better when you physically walk the train and
wrote the numbers down.  Just hand the crews the waybills and tonnage
graph and turn them loose. Never had any sleepers back then. 
Hell, the cameras even worked better than the system they have now.

 Be patient with customer service , believe me, they have their hands
full.. But you did hit the nail on the head, it is laughable and a joke
..

Name: Danville Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews
are some of three laziest around.

 EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has
started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of
them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down  and he
said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he
can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline
Ave connection at MP DC 1). 

The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to
these yards vs. BARR.  Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to
switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has
provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive
to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty,
where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive
stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up.  Kinda easy to see crew
on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and
doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew
marks off at 1700, like click work....every day.  They think no one
sees, but they do.  If it's going on where you work it's only a
matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters
will flow...

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Bye Bye CSX,  
  
   To say your'e a fucking idiot would be a huge understatement  Where
do you get your info to say Barr Yard is responsible for 25% of CSX's
income.  Try to only state facts and truth on here, comments like yours
makes this site look like it's just a bunch of uneducated idiots on
here.

Name: Bye bye csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very
soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is
about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of
csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on.
Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes
closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up
 Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no
longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this
company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything.  He
is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This
is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Some annoying mother fuckers on here.  Please don't fuck this site up
with bull shit politics.

Name: W
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2017

Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him
the worst?

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

To the Everest high clown who posted the "President Trump"
tractor-trailer load of B.S.  Hey, the T-Rump is the worst Prez in U.S.
history.  His business dealings over decades smell like the Grand Canyon
full of poop = a billion dollars worth of bankruptcies, all to his
wallets advantage.  HE'S A DRAFT DODGER!!!   His millionaire parents
paid a crooked doctor to declare Donald 4-F = unfit for military
service due to "bone spurs!".  THEN, 4-F Donnie immediately started
playing football, basketball and track in college.  Asked about the
bone spurs last year, T-Rump's ultra-lame excuse was,"Uh, they went
away.". Like your brain!  Speaking of brain dead, that's everyone who
voted for the Donald-septic tank dweller.  I sure get a kick out of bird
brains, who call themselves " Christians", then ignore every dirty,
rotten, stinking, criminal, 10 Commandments violating act (24-7-365)
the T-Rump does.  Hey, if he grabs your daughters or your wife's
pussy, is that OK with you?????  The Truth is simple.  A lot of
lemmings treat The T-Rump like a movie star who can do no wrong.  GEE,
that's exactly what the Germans did with Hitler in the 1930's.   YEP,
history repeats itself-- Herr Drumpt = Herr Hitler Trump!

Name: President Donald J. Trump
E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

My Fellow Americans:

Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my
immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry
has increased by at least 20%!

You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and
expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight
labor
pool for skilled 'American' workers.

Please like me on Twitter!

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

The man is just trying to cut corners on safety and make things happen
way too fast with no regards to our well-being. Therefore take your
time, fill out all your books and paperwork, walk nice and easy, and
don't let anybody rush you. If you don't have the equipment or tools
or the help don't do the job. This whole game plan of his will bite
him and all the board members and shareholders in the ass very soon

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

http://www.supplychaindive.com/news/STB-CSX-Harrison-precision-railroading-shipper-delays/448076/
This article may be old to some of you but it goes to show that ehh
system does not work. So truthfully many of you just need to quit
bickering amongst one another and just do your job 280 the way the
rules are written out for you to do it.

Name: Stuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Customers 

If your not getting your freight delivered try calling the CSX work
order department. Getting a work order is nothing but a joke and just
plain laughable.  Got trains sitting out that can't go on foreign
lines either because they cant get interchange info. Some of these
trains have hazmat and alert cars on them.  How the hell could a train
run from the east coast to the Midwest and no one in Jacksonville can
dig up a train sheet for the next crew who is going to take it. They
got car readers that scan these trains. They got GPS. How can they not
pull up a profile on their trains.   You freight is sitting in sidings
and being shuffled around. If this isn't a joke I don't know what is!

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

Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains
screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to
hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage.
Argue with me now, believe me latter!

Name: Not laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Jerks 

Go ahead and post your stupid crap. We got so many people in bumped
status and no where to go it's not even funny. Barr yard has lost 67 

People and it's just beginning. Where the hell is trump now. Where are
all the unemployed going to go now.  Packing their bags and moving
anywhere they can find work. In the meantime customers aren't getting
served and our company we have stuck in and our lives invested in is
trying raped by a sick old dying man with millions running out of his
pockets.  This is all sickening! Forget your bonuses too. Management
isn't getting a dime.  The operation ratio is over 70% right now. So
much shit was wrote off when Harrison invested in the company that it
made the debt ratio look great but the fact is that didn't change the
operating cost and it's higher than ever. Smoke and mirror book
keeping and we are going to pay for it.  Just plain sick over this
shit! So get f@:$king  serious.  This isn't a damn joke!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or
nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's
bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc.,
is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this
website.

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

Not bad. 
How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having 
weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's
earned vacation credit?

Name: 
E-mail: oxygen4sale.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

overtime after 9
overtime after a set amount of hours in a week
weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium
double time on holidays and birthday
modest on call pay for fp
09 after 12hrs 
dh home after 24hrs if requested
miss call handled as a sick layoff
anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority 
a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become
managers
anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract
not take a position with carrier
10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap
10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential
any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees
discounted esop 
no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night

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

48 bucks with overtime after 8. Time and a half for working holidays. No
to overtime after 10.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Dear Salt
    An educated person would have said "You're obviously not a very
educated person,"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Salt, Terrible information comparing Csx to a retail company and trying
to sell conductors on 48 an hour.

Name: Salt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

JEDI, your obviously not a very educated person, as many who post on
this website, and you know nothing about business.  Nothing is in
defense of EHH and his business ethics.  You just don't understand how
a corporation works and that's ok, many do not.  If anyone thinks EHH
actually reads the crap on here and is going to get his feelings hurt
by your comments, well, your sadly mistaken.  If he does view this site
I'm sure it's purely for a good laugh before he goes to bed.  As for
the UNION comment you made, with out it we'd be making 10 bucks and
hour so I'd say the UNION is a good thing for sure, although they
(UTU) just turned down 48$ an hour in exchange for the bid system and
giving up work rules and arbitrairies that 90% only benefitted pre 85
guys BTW.  Who gives a f**k about claims they don't pay any way.  If
you don't believe it do some research.....Every cod would make 5000 a
half but the UTU would lose some members to furlough so the dues coming
in is more valuable than the members earning a favorable wage to support
their families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2017

If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe
HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent
profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little
top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in
the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a
regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger
while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the
next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!

Name: Jedi
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2017

To the asshole who defended ugene about brakesticks and customer
service. Why don't u just ask him if u can suck his dick. It's people
like u that just make me sick. I bet u don't think we need unions
either. Dickhead

Name: Salt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

To the idiotic post about brake sticks :  The policy can't be changed
to optional because some kid will hurt his or her self climbing on a
car and applying a hand brake and in turn will sue the company because
they didn't have a brake stick and if they did they surely would have
not suffered an injury.  So if none are allowed on the property then
the blame is on you for not being able to work safe.  Other RR's
don't have them so quit whining about it and be a man or woman......As
for all the post about EHH's health, who gives a rats ass.  This is
such childish comments that it really doesn't warrant a response but
it's getting ridiculous.  As for customer's lost, this man's no
one's fool.  He's protecting the one's that we are achieving a 65 %
or below operating cost.  He could care less about anyone bringing the
average down.  For those that can't comprehend, if you owned 100
stores and 50 were making 100% profit and 50 were making a 50% profit
then while you are making good money overall ( 75% ) it would look
better to investors if you were at 100% profit so get rid of those 50
stores even though your earning good money and making a profit.  As for
the whiner's about EHH putting blame on "pushback from the troops",
while I don't appreciate it either, many are to blame, if you don't
think so, just look at some of the comment's posted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Are you kidding me  a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two
shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym ,  !!!!!!!!!!

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

Union Brothers

If they decide to end up shutting avon down does anyone know whats
going to happen to the nice new gym they put in the nice brand new
expensive buiding we paid for. The employee gateway says the company is
worried about our health and fitness....(no comment) and offer gym
membership for as low as 25 bucks a month at local gyms. Are they
considering moving it to Hawthorne or leaving it open there and still
let us use it?

Name: Copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2017

No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the
original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Copynpaste


I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail
on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this
to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your
valuable time doing it.

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine
pills like they are M&M's.  He can not breath on his own like a
healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good
green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in
railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is
the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. 
He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like
no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. 
It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man,
he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and
distruction he leaves behind.  He has a certain message he want on his
tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of
CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!"  
He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They
will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly
deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the
damage it does to your heart and organs.  He will not go down without a
fight and his last breath.  If he has a stroke he will be declared
unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will
take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he
will make it. 
Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not
go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is
just a jerk or a...hole.  He is worse. He is a man making his last
stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog
pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its
higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along
with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the
meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.

Name: copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

Mr Harrison,
 You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your
comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner.
I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take
that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the
last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder
Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at
night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im
still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising.
We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My
terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was
processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and
departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd
to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number
wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our
managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours),
and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all
said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off.
The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus
far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride
as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also
our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob
bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on
the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when
injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before
we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one
side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the
least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else
that reads this a little insight as to why their are service
disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes
you have put out.
“Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model
proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce
a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional,
lasting value for shareholders,”
This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to
compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with
injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and
will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low.
Our stock, well, ya know how thats going.
 The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives,
more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume.
Precision railroading challenges this view,”
You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines
as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and
when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to
service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand.
Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them.
What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out
in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide
is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a
time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut
extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have
cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you
may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a
pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as
side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off,
but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards
there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra
turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every
terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic
sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and
alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority
bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest
hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles
across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a
brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open
heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from
where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management
that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did
not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know
being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of "
Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your
"pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of
leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system
wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its
going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very
profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of
CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a
whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I
get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge
tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always
have, and always will.
 Sincerly,
 Well I best not say.

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

I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk
plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF.  As of last
night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers
between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the
suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have
been on that for a week.  Our customers in the south have been
screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw
materials that CSX hauled for them.  JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are
screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get
their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can
to NS.  90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first
weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has
dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack.  Spot rates
aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down
are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of
those areas.  My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to
keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to
serve with chlorine for water purification.

I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out
soon.  The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for
a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar
or tank car load.  We just don't have the carrying capacity we need
help and I am not sorry to say that.  My drivers are going to be worn
out in a month running flat out.  Yes even the OTR industry has a
breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast
would be very close to what would bring us to it.

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

more negative press  and WOW! $50K per month for the Canadian Rock
stars....

http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/fred-frailey/archive/2017/08/03/the-csx-follies.aspx

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Hoggers 

Pay attention to your air pressure.  Been noticing a lot of these long
trains have been showing 92-95 on the rest and the break pipe is up
around 92. Been getting this kind of power alot. Call the mechanical
desk if you can't change it.  It's been slowly happening over the
last few months. I think they been ordered to slowly turn it up hoping
we won't notice to get ready for winter montbs. Bet your bottom dollar
it's an TH move.  Few says 90 pds for freight. PERIOD! Report this
crap!

Name: A Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as
smooth as everything ole HH is changing.  


I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't
moving down than they expected.  

Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got
screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they
would be interested in coming back to dispatching.   Apparently each of
them in their own creative way told them NO.


Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows
who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk
to the union about it. 
So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon.  You'll have a
bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks  they've never
worked before.  And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of
brand new dispatchers hired and trained...  And we all know how much fun
that is

Name: Fapper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2017

Why is cock so small? Can anyone tell me that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

I feel for you guys.  I quit CSX six months ago for a $17 an hour job
and I've never been happier.  Even $50 an hour ain't worth the
quality of life you get working there.

Name: Hunters lungs 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Fis and Cunter

I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man
on hourly wage.

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Cunter Fagison I mean.. I agree with u...

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

To cunter Harrison I agree with you. Hats off very much to smart union
coming out and making a stance and backing employees. I'm also
disappointed that ble hasn't spoken up and published a letter or
something backing its people and engineers/trainmen. It has me
considering switching back to the utu/ smart union.

Name: Dutch
E-mail: jazenujazen@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Speaking of trains getting larger, I ran one from Cincinnati to Somerset
22000/15000 last week.  They have all doubled in the past few months. 
Tracks are full of 10mph S/O as well and have been for months.  It's
bad on this side to fellas.  We seem to follow suit of CSX around the
central division, or whatever it's called now since the merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

The customers know the real problem lies not in those who run the
trains.  Those customers who experienced HH at CN and CP know he is the
real culprit.  All these customers told us back March they expected
service issues would come very soon.  Customers we have spoken with
know it is HH, and they are upset with him, the board and the
investment community which sided with Mantel Ridge.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Dong_Bageley@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Why is it that the bridge clerk for Nashville Division was taken out of
service because he has cancer. He has had thyroid cancer treatment and
lung cancer treatment at MD Anderson. He worked in the office and not
on the a bridge. Hunter is on full time oxygen. Never had a required
CSX physical and he should never have been an employee. What a double
standard!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2017

So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big
$$$$$ short term.  Stay tuned everyone.....

Name: chad wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

dear hunter harrison.  I will work for you and promise to screw over any
employees you want me to.  just know i have a fake degree from madison
university so i ain't two smart.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

I've been a Blet member since 1999.  My hat's off to SMART for their
statement to EH.   Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence.  


I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Old shit Hunter or OSH  as he shall be called is running CSX like the
Democrats and Obama the Shit Head OSH did the U.S. for 8 lousy fucking
Years go on vacation Hunter you got 84 million you stole from CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hh is done! He came to csx thinking he was going to change everything
but that dumb f**k is so far out of his league here that he has no idea
what we can do to this dumb ass! So bring it on Bitch! You an't seen
shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials
watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

HH in his own words 

IN HIS OWN WORDS

On what keeps him awakeat night:

"I go to bed every night and I sleep good. I don’t carry the burden
that I have done the wrong thing."

Read the full article here....

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/careers-leadership/cps-hunter-harrison-there-is-a-new-sheriff-in-town/article6122334/?page=all

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .

Name: Shove this contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till
2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3%
increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same
for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2
schedule take it or leave it I guess. $50 per share x 25 shares wow a
$1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I
can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed
every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants
personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye
railroad cause it ain't gonna work! 
P.S. 3% of $27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that
raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Kip post the letter or STFU !!!!!! FULL OF SHIT !!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be
among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........

Name: Blue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

485 lol   

$65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews
today.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!!

http://www.myutubo.com/News.html



Mr. E. Hunter Harrison
President and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dear Mr. Harrison,
The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you
made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media,
pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you
allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations
did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that
contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions.

The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service
disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input
on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no
communication from any department about the significant changes being
implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this
industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the
company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in
the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and
advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12,
2017. 

Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments
as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick
to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through
numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines.
Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their
collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees
from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing
forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and
resources.

As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also
stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To
suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations
misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts.
This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for
management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision
scheduled railroading’.

In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor
should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.

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

Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said
letter.  $48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 
$485.00 per hr. may be considered.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Update

E has just scrapped that plan.  Avon is going to remain open and run at
full capacity as a flat switch yard.   Hawthorne after all the money
dumped into is going to turn into Caskey.  As of 1330 but with this
crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.

Name: UPDATE!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

NEWS FLASH!

The evil genious known as Hunter Harrison have once again pulled one
off and did it in style. By closing down the diesel shop and cutting
the fueling/prepping staff to the bare nubs, along with closing down
90% of avon yard (located in Indianapolis Indiana) he has managed to
not only cut this months electric bill in half, but the cost of
overhead for the month as well. In the meantime he used his precision
railroading plan for an excuse to upgrade the CSX Hawthorne yard for  a
buyers market. The run down yard and buildings were not of any real
interest to any short line railroads but with the track improvements
and new structures it is now a buyers markets. With buildings for
maintenance and the ability to fuel engines along with a crew building
the short lines are now turning an eye to the property.   The INRD
would be the best investor in the property as they already have
business out of Indianapolis and are partnered with the CN in an
already booming Intermodal business. The belt around Indianapolis has
always been a thorn in CSX's side and Hunter will have no problem
giving that business away. 

This is why Hunter is known as the king of railroading. He knows how to
turn a profit and bamboozle everyone along the way.

Hope he make a fortune on the property at Hawthorne. Now, if he really
is the king as Progressive railroading has always claimed, he will
strike a deal with the buyer. Maybe even lease it with usage rights and
profit sharing.  Great yard for more Intermodal business with the
INRD/CN!

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

http://wjactv.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-train-derailment

http://instagrid.me/y/ZV93ulnXS50 Last year video

So you have the engine going 50 mph on the straight part and the 174th
rail car going 50 mph while still on the roller coaster tracks and
curve.

Cause of derailment ---No change on time tables to compensate for
Hunter Harrissons' climb to the glory land.

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

“Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to
drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been
forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service.
The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’
The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my
business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.”


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309


What a Jack Wagon

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Other 

Not defending any one from not doing a class one air brake test right,
but once you have had the air pressure up to 75 or more on the rear and
flow below 60 and you have done your set and release you can leave the
yard with less on the rear. Its not necessary to have 75 pds on the
rear to leave. You already had 75 when you did the class one test. Read
your rules before you say something to an official that sounds like you
are an idiot. There are air brake and train handling rules for starting
a train and they are black and white. "Allow sufficient time for air
brakes to release".  Doesn't say anything about having 75 on the rear
or the flow below 60 again. Its up to the hogger to decide if he feels
his air brakes have released and he needs to wait longer before
departing.

Pay more attention to the other crap they are violating out on the line
of road. Like illegal roll by inspections when picking up cars on line
of road. TM's have been following crews around and rushing them. Been
making them skip a full inspection of both sides of the train before
doing a roll by. That law hasn't changed.  Also running trains without
proper clearance bureau messages and no paper work for engineers on
tonnage weight and load empties. 
Turn off the PTC AND THE TO if you aren't given the proper info in
writing. If they give you info over the radio call the PTC help desk
and the TO desk and report who and when they told you the info.
Both departments have made it very clear.

IF YOU PUT UNDOCUMENTED INFO INTO THE PTC OR THE TO AND THE PROGRAMS
HANDLE THE TRAIN INCORRECTLY WHICH RESULTS IN DERAILMENT OR BROKEN
KNUCLES OR DRAWBARS YOU WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE!
DO NOT MAKE UP/GUESS THE INFORMATION DISENGAGE AND REPORT IT TO THE
PROPER DEPARTMENT.  
CSX's inability to provide paper work for your pickup is not your
fault nor it it your responsibility for make a million phone calls to
get or nor do the work of the YM or TM. Cover your ass and turn the
programs off!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Well it's official Hunter and his clan couldn't run a train around a
Christmas tree and get it from point A to point B with out fucking it
up.    
CSX has a new motto: FUCK IT MAY AS WELL TRUCK IT

Name: Pushback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

FYI for anyone concerned:
For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory,
https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport
(This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give
info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX!

U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB)
Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C.
20423-0001
General info: 202-245-0245
Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance:
1-202-245-0238
(They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX)
Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana.
(Safe to call)

CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call)
TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call)
CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call)
ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain
anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck
guys!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Offended, please dont be offended.  life is too short to be offended by
little things.

Name: still counting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Avon-Hawthorne

The place is crawling with new Tm's and supervisors from Florida and
elsewhere. WATCH YOUR BACKS. Right now they are swamped with all the
crap HH has created at avon but when things don't look like they are
happening as  fast as HH had planned, the retaliation is going to hit
the fan. We can hear the old man yelling..."OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Its going to get real ugly. Don't think for one moment that any of you
will stop the ego maniac from doing as he has planned. He will not let
up. He will change you or break you. His comment to the STB to go
f....k themselves and they wont tell him how to run HIS RAILROAD should
show all of you what level his mentality is at. This old man is no
different than Tony Ingram or Dave Brown was. Both of them always
bragged that CSX was their railroad.  They all forgot that each and
every one of us who own stock are owners of this railroad. We are all
investors. We may not have a seat on the board but we have the power to
influence it.  There is also a confidential number you can call and
report problems to the STB! You can inform them of any customer you
know that is not getting serviced properly and is having problems
because of it.  This is not HIS RAILROAD!  It belongs to all of us.
Lets not let him ruin it for everyone who has had their lives invested
in it for years!

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

oddly enough the michael Dilday story was true...This should be under
safety and harassment.

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2013/1stDistrict/1113033_R23.pdf

Name: Little Jimmy Decker
E-mail: liljim_decker@csx,com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Hunter's All-Star Team
The Michael Jordon's of Railroading

Jamie Boychuk-CN reject, in three months as AVP Service Design has
completely screwed this network up and might be the best sales rep that
NS has ever had.

Michael Dilday-CP and CN reject, likes pulling his wiener out on female
co-workers,  Google the name, check the court records.

Zac Sahs-no railroad experience but placed on the team because he is
related to the wife of Jason Hilmanowski, another all-star and CN
reject.

Hunter-keep hiring these POSs and Little Jim will keep digging dirt up
on them!  Also, from the rumors out of 500 Water St, you need to watch
your mouth around the ladies as well.  Calling a female employee a
bitch may have worked in the 1970's, it is frowned upon now.  And then
there is the "hot beer, cold women and cheap toilet paper" comment you
made in front of half the railroad a few weeks back as well.

To hell with dying from COPD, EHH might get his ass run off for
improper comments.

Name: Offended
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Cond 10-20


Are you that ignorant. Do you not know anything about the Amish
community. I think maybe you might have been thinking they were Amish
but they aren't. Maybe Mennonite but never Amish. They want very
little if any contact with the outside world. I highly doubt that the
Mennonite would have anything to do with such an evil and destructive
man as HH.  Im guessing you were just being smart. If you weren't
shame on you and learn a little about the Amish before you make such
comments. Maybe you better study up on a new career while your at it.
Might be your next chapter in life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

i heard hh hired the amish to work in the track department at brewer
yard. idk if its true or not though.

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

The numbers don't lie.

http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx

E.H.H. You're Fired!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Welding on Albany Division, injured shin knocking thermite weld residue
off rail. Didn't report it, not a whine ass!  Week later got an audit
at 2-3am while welding at night.  The DE, who's a pretty good guy,
gives me shit about a step missing on truck. I pulled up my pant leg,
showed him the divot in my shin, and said were even.  He says, "Don't
show me that shit", and walked away.  SAFETY FIRST!  If we're lucky,
Hunter Harrison and EVERY manager for this company will choke & die
tonight!  Would have ideal working conditions then!

Name: Yow See Ghing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2017

Ying Ming has put in an offer to purchase CSX to go with the CSX ports
in China. A spokes person for Ying Ming who already uses CSX for
shipments of TOFC from China stated Ying Ming wants to get into the
game before Toyota and several other foreign  companies get in on the
ailing CSX railroad. It has also been rumored by the AP that Mexico
will soon make an offer since Mexico is an important player in NAFTA.
An offer from Canada has not been tabled at this time but President
Trump wants to include Canada in making America great again by opening
up the Heartland allowing 125 mph trains passage from Canada to New
Orleans. Shorty in Nort Korea wants in on the action stating "forget
the ICBMs we can just ship a Nuke by rail.

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

CSX help wanted
Boss
Number of Openings: 1

Senior Operations Leaders: Multiple Opportunities-044378
Number of Openings: 12

Software specialists for all machine languages so the cooked book
recipe comes out fine.

Hunter and Michael will pay the tax-payers back for sending their
workers to school for training vs. OJT.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

It's one of a few yards even he can manage.  Of course a chimp could
run a handful of tracks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

brewer yard is Hh favorite yard?!!!  That is very funny.  I dont think
its true.  Have a wonderful day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

A E Hunter Harrison special!  A derailment and fire at Hyndman PA.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/csx-freight-train-derails-pennsylvania-155041035--finance.html

Name: 
E-mail: WTF
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Jesus....man it's bad people 


Came into Avon and took shit out of people's lockers who didn't have
locks on them and threw it on the floor. Some guys just didn't have
locks.  This is fu....ked up man. There wasn't one single notice to
clear out any lockers just to register your locker number with the
supervisors. There was no deadline to clean them out.  How much shit is
going to get stolen. How about people on vacation or on their off days
and don't know what happened! can the frickin disrespect for
employee's get any worse with this company. This shit is getting out
of hand.  Get off your asses UTU AND BLET.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer yard has proven itself worthy to King Hunter. Was told by a very
reliable source that Brewer is his favorite yard on the entire system.
Avon, Barr, and Evansville will be bulldozed to make room for the new
Brewer! Long live Hunter and  long live Brewer!!

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

T&E 

As of now 42 job positions have been abolished at avon yard on the
greatlakes division. Expect some errors in job placement for engineers
who are on the bid system. Crew management has not been fully briefed
on the situation and will be calling crews to work areas they are not
qualified. When you are called please be patient. You can help by
explaining the situation and having them make entries in your employee
history as to where you are qualified to work. Becoming angry will not
help anyone. They are in the dark as is everyone else in corporate
headquarters as to the magnitude of confussion this will cause. Hang in
there and give it time to settle down. We are all in this boat together.
Let's try to keep the water's calm.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer Yard?

I figured that dump would be bulldozed down.   That place needs a YM
and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to
Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover
boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.

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

What are the plans for brewer? More traffic?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer yard will be expanding soon

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

Boss
Number of Openings: 1

Senior Operations Leaders: Multiple Opportunities-044378
Number of Openings: 12

Name: LaughingatHH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Heretodaygonetomorrow,

Well said!

Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job
reductions and property sell offs happen.

To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000
people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so
that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of
that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing
nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is
necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more
of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the
profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did
the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one
hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less
bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc

As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some
things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people
off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be
long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders
while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail
him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he
actual does and despise him

Name: Laughing at HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Hunter Harrison's "Precision Scheduled Railroading" plan won't work
in the East they said. Well he proved them wrong. It does work, and it
works faster in the East. He has destroyed CSX railroad in 1/3 the time
it took him out West.

Hold on guys, Hunter Harrison will be gone soon. Not because he's a
complete asshole, the railroad loves complete assholes running things.
He will be gone because he's a complete failure who is stealing a
whole lot of money! Shareholders don't like that.

I really think Hunter is not mad at the troops, he's mad at himself
because he's a failure and shareholders/customers are taking notice.
So Hunter, I know you and the brain trust like to read these posts,
please keep failing at you're job. So we can finally be rid of you!

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field.  You no good
sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. 
circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof.  It worked in Canada on a
linear RR.  It can work a little further south.  Al myy yess men agre
wit mee.   I ned oxygin now!   I only use it for a slight cough. It
helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt
better.  I can't be stopped.  I'm setting up an onsite hospital in
HQ.  Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops.  I'll crush
the Rebellion.

Name: Troop
E-mail: Ah ishh push it
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working,
wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and
got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers
serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid
fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality
of service.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Thank you SMART

John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART
Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant
delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the
size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's
cars are separated onto different tracks.

"No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man
who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter
Harrison," Risch said by email.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

He got promoted

Name: Grow up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Moving 

Get over the Asher shit.  We got people losing their jobs and lives
being ruined and all you care about is gossip and bullshit about a tm
who needed his wood wet too much.  Typical disruptive crap talk that
doesn't mean shitz right now. Hope you have a job next week. Better
get your priorities straight and start talking about the real shitz
happening.

Name: HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

In regards to blaming crews for my failures. 
"If those pesky crews would stop closing yards and hump terminals and
bottlenecki ng everything, customers would get their cars. We wouldnt
be losing customers to NS and trucking companies. The pesky crews
demand 2 mile+ trains with set off and picks up along route. They
refuse to have enough power to run trains and demanded I put engines in
storage. They've ran off all the management with their fear tactics.
They want to keep everything secret until it happens without notifying
anybody about whats going on. Theyre not wanting to pay more in health
insurance and give up rights to help the greater good of this company
and help pay my salary and bonus."

So yes, I do blame the crews because if I had to run this railroad my
way......

Name: Moving on
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

I haven't heard anything as to why Asher is gone. I just got back from
vacation. And he is nowhere to be found, and no one is talking...
Please explain

Name: poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

how the hell does one push back?  how can I do my part in resisting this
insanity?

how about some specifics old man.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

This company sucks the life out of me.  I've got nothing left to give. 
I guess I will push-back now; maybe we all should.  Harrison fails to
realize a happy employee is a productive employee.  Hell we dont need
to push-back.  100% rules compliance starting August 5th.  Take your
minutes and heat breaks.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of
the Troops"   

The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should
the customer accept a lame response.

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

HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF
SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS
TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING
GOES  RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT,  EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION
RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING
BACK" THE EMPLOYEES  FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL
DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER
THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A
REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN.
I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT
DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS
SCUMBAG HARRISON.

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

Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael
Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised
themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster
out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison
 
Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations.  We
all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.

Name: Mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Great attribute of a leader.  Is one who accepts responsibility.  Good
or bad.  

If that old fuck won Railroader of the year.  He wouldn't give thanks
to the men for their long hours and sweat.   But he'll pass the
negative on down the line.

A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their
actions.

Name: catfish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s
customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace
of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have
“pushed back” against those changes

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Crews

Hunter is on his last leg of medication. He has had to double his meds
and is just about to lose his ability to breath without a machine. 

People wake up!  This is his last chance of trying to be the king of
Railroading. The more you fight his changes the more he is going to
buckle down and show you he will do what he says and what ever he
wants. He has nothing left. He is going to die of either lung failure
or heart failure. He also has a limited amount of oxygen provided to
his brain which will cause him to lose any sense of recognition.

His partners are just sitting back and waiting like vultures. He wont
last that long. The stress will take its toll on him. He just wants a
tomb stone that says he was the greatest railroad CEO in the world. 

He is no better than trump when it comes to his ego and his control
freak attitude.  Give it time. He will lose it to his illness.

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Which Asher? Division?

Name: Moving on
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Moving on



It was either "resign" or be fired. I'm sure you have heard the
rumors as to why.

Name: Moving on
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

So did Asher resign or was he fired?  Or relocated?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

An outsider's point of view - which may or may not have been discussed
previously:

"Precision Railroading" is yet another rebranding of the Kan Ban/Just
In Time philosophy that's popular in management circles once again.
Harrison is following a script which is very familiar to those of us
who have lived in the corporate world for more than a couple decades.

He's been brought in to devalue the railroad for eventual sale. The
smart individuals among you will immediately deduce who that potential
(previously blocked) buyer is.

The reduction in manpower - especially those with extensive operational
and internal knowledge - is a prime indicator of what's up. Next will
be reduction of market confidence brought about through poor
performance and low customer satisfaction.

Rank and file are merely scapegoats. It's YOUR fault the new, improved
company can't be profitable!

Another indicator is the hiring of "rock stars". You're trying to
deliver freight, not entertain crowds. Don't trust anyone who uses
that euphemism.

Last is de-stratification: Training management to run trains and
perform other over-the-road work. An entire level (or two) of people
can be cut, and the company prepared for its new owner's employees to
fill those now-vacant slots as demand warrants.

Plot your respective courses accordingly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

It's obvious Harrison is simply raping this company for the hedge fund.
 Lucky this isn't Canada and the STB can order him to pay millions in
fines and order him to stop implementing his plans.  With hump closures
and more transportation layoffs look for customer service to get worse.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

LET THE BALL GAME BEGIN!


First pitch. The STB sent a letter out to Harrison on July 27th
requesting weekly briefings with their department heads.


Second pitch. Harrison informs lower staff that the STB can go F*%#@8K
themselves. They are not going to tell him how to run his railroad.


Third pitch...... still waiting in the stands to see how the STB is
going to react to this blatant "I'm god and Im not answering to you
or anyone"!

Stay tuned for further broadcast from the box!

Name: Stevie P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

You got yours so fuck everyone else right Old Head?  Typical mentality
of someone who doesn't have a clue about how things are now.  We
didn't ask for the dumb rules in the first place but so many of you
old heads died or got hurt they were made.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs. 

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. 

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. 

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged. 

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider. 

Sincerely, 

Hunter

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Similar has been posted before:
Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions,
Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. 

All the changes going on now, --  while National Rail Contracts are a
huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place,
think that's just a coincidence?

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Don't know what you spring chickens think you'll gain by hoping the
stock tanks. I've got my retirement in the bag. For those that are
celebrating the stock dropping,your a bunch of idiots with out a
future.  I've seen a lot of changes to this railroad in my time and
this too will pass but things aren't going to return to the way they
were. Get over yourself and move on. And another thing, for you cry
baby whiners giving information to the media and sniveling about this
company eliminating rules protecting your safety, go change your diaper
kid. Those are one less rule to get fired for, real railroaders look out
for one another and protect ourselves. We don't depend on a rule made
up by a idiot lawyer in Jacksonville that ain't never been around a
train.

Name: Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Why is it the unions aren.t sharing any information as to contract
talks. Absolutely nothing other than the gossip going on.  Funny how
neither web sight has any updates,guess we'll find out when they
finalize an agreement and tell us to vote on it or else. I'm referring
to direct bargaining and not national.  Was just reported trump
appointed not so friendly labor lawyers to the nrlb.  They need to act
quick and come up with something. Why are we paying all this money and
can't get an update.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

To our valued customer,

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs.

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently.

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible.

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged.

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider.

 
Sincerely,

Hunter

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

CSX is a fucking mess,customers pissed off,employees pissed off people
being fired for doing there jobs. Would someone please switch dick
heads oxygen tank for nitrous oxide so he can have a laugh before he
kicks it. Damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

If the last administration would of focused more on moving freight than
playing stupid mind games, we wouldn't be in this situation now. They
made management so fucking top heavy it ruined our operating cost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Rimmie, based on that post sounds like they are trying to put the top
1/3 in the street. CSX wants all these young guys they can mold into
bitches.

Name: Rimmie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Where have y'all been.  Of course they are dismissing vs suspension.
They are getting ready to put the bottom third in the street.  When
Sept 1 gets here we will all see hourly rate and if you got fuzz you
will work.  Be safe.

Name: Little Jimmy Decker
E-mail: liljim_decker@csx,com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2017

STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SICK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: Toilet wine
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them
where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where
is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union
sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a
switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because
they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar
mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if
they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention
there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We
have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the
union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with,
the company was just more forgiving!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2017

They often show 'terminated' vs. 'suspended'.
If suspended - at least entitled to 4 months of health insurance after
the month in which last rendered compensated service.  Terminated =
SOL.

Name: car repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

READ THE IDPAP!!!!!!!


Running through a switch can be considered significant loss or damage
to equipment or property. Even though it only cost about 300 bucks to
fix a switch they are going to say it is significant. Used to be a
certain amount the FRA stated that was considered cause for drug
testing and removal from service.  Those days are over. The new CZAR of
csx wants every head on a platter. I read that policy. Better get that
union of yours on the ball and come up with a reasonable amount that
can be considered significant. After they started taking the run
through switches out of service every body can get into more trouble
than before and possibly hurt more too. Got to throw twice as many
switches as before. Better get with the FRA and see if they have any
authority over this price range on damage. Afraid they don't. It you
cost the company a dime you may be looking at 30 day!

Name: JustRelaxing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Has anyone notice that T&E employees are being dismissed for things that
would normally just get you a suspension? We've had 5 people dismissed
from running through a switch, to a mainline derailment and also a work
authority violation. Some of these guys had perfect records, never in
trouble. But they have been terminated and taken off the roster. 1st
offense and dismissed?? This is crazy.

Name: UnderRadar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Monitor, you are clueless, and both of you are morons if you take
anything I posted as a threat.  Specifically identifying a subdivision
is foolish.  They are looking for terminals to shut down, and your ten
ain't going to be squat.  Think I don't know who you are?  The
problem with a big mouth is, it's always big.  A person tends to speak
in the same patterns always.  That's how they got The unabomber.  It's
not actually rocket science, it's analyzing patterns and habits.  You
can stay, or you can go, but when one of the supervisor hit squads
start roaming the sub and takes out one of your co-workers, I expect
you'll be paying his bills?  The customers are big boys, they can take
care of themselves.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision!

Be very careful what your post. The post from under radar sounds a lot
like a post from management. This has happened several times over the
years when they are feeling threatened or names are being thrown out.
We haven't had a chance to look at the server location. Do not post
the names of industries that are not being served properly by the
company. This would allow other competitors to contact them and
possibly make better offers to take their business. Be very careful
that you do not cross the line in this area. Do not use any dates or
times that you were involved in any of these jobs or any times you have
witnessed poor service or failure to service the company. The company
moles that work at your yard/terminal will rat you out even if they do
not have proof. This will put a target on your back. Do not discuss
with anyone that you are posting on this site. YOU WILL BECOME A
TARGET. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE YOU WORK WITH. There are company moles in
every terminal and on every division. THIS IS A FACT. Don't be afraid
to post or be afraid to tell the truth just do it in a manner that it
can not be traced back to you or create a bidding war with competitors.
 You have obviously brought some heat down on someone. His threat was
subtle but clear. Most likely a supervisor who cant get his work done
in his area to satisfy the new KING of CSX!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

202089 

You need to contact the FRA Hours of service office. Do not be afraid
to do so. Explain what happened. If you are on a regularly assigned job
and you weren't rested for it and no one is available to fill it they
can hold it for you but your 10 hours of rest still can not be
violated. 
 Question is why is a terminal superintendent calling you. Have you
called your LC about this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2017

A superintendent is notifying a T&E employee to report for work?
This outfit truly has gone to hell in a handbag.

Name: Lester Holt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581
more news channels digging for dirt

Name: OTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

“This service disruption has been way overplayed,” Harrison says. Out of
the 500 or so customers who provide 90 percent of CSX’s traffic, only
two could make the case that they have experienced a “major
disruption,” he says. - 

Please choose one -> He is -> a) delusional b) disconnected c) lying d)
lost his mind e) off the oxygen bottle f) all of the above

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for
now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away
our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and
the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are
destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get
mad at us!

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

My rest is up at 1400 and I was contacted at 1000. I was ordered in for
a 1500 yard assignment instead of them running a roster.

Name: UnderRadar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision-STFU.  Seriously.  I've got a pretty good idea of who you
are, and your position is not so secure that you can withstand the
extra attention you are bringing to our sub.  They don't want to hear
it, and the sqeaky wheel is going to get greased.

Name: worried
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Brothers


Has anyone been keeping tabs on what going on with our Union. I cant
get a straight answer from my LC and he keeps saying they aren't
giving them any info that is accurate.  It keeps changing every week
and they are in the dark as well. They also keep saying that there are
old rules still grandfathered from the old IDPAP policy like grace
periods and forgiveness rules but they wont give me anything in
writing.  Are we supposed to be contacting this smart committee at
their headquarters with complaints or get a lawyer and demand some
answers?  We got rights as union members per federal law to be given
this info and we aren't getting anything.  Any body got a number for a
good labor lawyer who knows the Federal Union laws.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

202089


Yes it is a serious violation for any supervisor to contact you before
you are rested and order you to report to work.  However if you are
already over your 10 hours mandatory rest per the FRA it is not. Say
you had 6 starts and were observing your 48 hours rest. Yes, they can
contact you and tell you they need you to report on your rest. You had
the mandatory 10 hours required. However they can not take away any
time of that 48 hours. Nor can they contact you numerous times to
remind you to report. That would be considered harassment at home. You
are not required to take any calls during this time period. If you are
concerned then answer your phone 2 hours before you rest period has
ended. That is all you would be expected to do.

Name: Bedreddin
E-mail: Oxy4sale.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Yes it is.   I bet the text didn't amount to shit.

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Question is it an FRA violation of my rest for the Terminal
Superintendent to text me and order me in on my rest?

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone is right on target!!

Name: Hospice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can
cause all this disruption?   

We all know this is deliberate.  I believe he should be thrown in
prison with all his cronies.

Name: Terminal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone, 
That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is
telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat
us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done
before Hunter got home...

Name: Tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")?

Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website?  It is all lollipops
and rainbows.  One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX
and all these awards going out.

When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how
it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage.  On the outside
everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the
shit out of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell
times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system
because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right.

"It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the
customers.  It's all their fault precision RRing not working.

Name: Deez Nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Fireman what crack pipe have you been hitting?  Last I checked 90
percent of the time or better in our division the crossings dont get
cut because of more delays.  Not very often you see a train block a
crossing for four hours but usually that is because of poor dispatching
or unforeseen events that happened to the train running the opposite
direction.  Most crews arent out to directly screw regular folks just
trying to get over a crossing but these big railroads have put a bad
taste in all our mouths.  No one gives a fuck anymore.

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

The comment about "experiencing meaningful work" in the new IDAP
smacks of "Arbeit Macht Frei."

Name: Concerned citizens 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

"I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a
properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax
commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put
them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to
justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume
or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big
organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive,
because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use
to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that
will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas –
deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is
wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary
stuff

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article
because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And
as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still
parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past
probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles
from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard
freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150
cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that
hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars
for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS
for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french
fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another
facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received
a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole
load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a
loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and
their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested
with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't
small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

https://actionnewsjax.relaymedia.com/amp/news/investigates/action-news-jax-investigates-csx-safety-concerns/573760669

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

So far, no mention of the hassles of a proper air-brake test if/when a
train is separated to clear a road crossing & then put back together
after a portion of it has been off air over 4 hrs.  
There are some places that have air lines at road crossings but only in
or near terminals.

Name: Fireman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

L&N

You are 100% right my good man when it comes to the crews cutting
crossing.  I know Im going to get my ass blasted for siding with you
but the crews are nothing but lazy ass cry babies who don't want to
get off their asses and do their jobs. They all know what the state
laws are for blocking crossings. They know how long each state allows
them to keep a crossing blocked, It is in all of their timetables. they
know the rules say they are to cut a crossing if they are to be their
for a long period. The rules always have said not to unnecessarily
block any crossing,  Now some of them will tone up dispatch and ask if
they want the crossing cut and they will tell them no but most of the
time they don't say a damn thing and joke about waiting for the cops
to show up and then tell them its the railroads fault because they cant
get them in the yard. They got rules and they know them.  Go ahead and
blast me!  You know what Im saying is right. You know you what you are
supposed to do. You tell that to the FRA man when he gets on your motor
and asked what the hell are you doing blocking a crossing for 4 damn
hours. See what your big boy pants look like after that.    Shit in
them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Not the least bit surprising.  Most management ---holes think they're
better than low-life employees.

Name: director
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

ALL TRAIN AND ENGINE CREWS!!!!!

 Heads up to all crew employees who have been working long pools for
most of their careers. As of now the plan is to cut all long pools a
little at a time to see how few crews can be used to handle the
existing freight. Since most of you are working on self sustaining
pools it is suggested to make plans to be away from home until you can
get 6 or 7 starts. Some pools have already been eliminated in other
areas and more cuts are to come.  If your territory can not handle the
reduction in man power then trains will be doubled and blocked so they
can be swapped in route. If there is still a problem with man power
shortage in your territory then trains will be rerouted. Mark my word,
there will be a reduction in manpower. There will be future furloughs.
The format of precision railroading includes reducing the number of
trains run thus reducing the number of employees in the company.  Be
prepared to work long hours and getting called out as soon as you are
rested. If you need to be at home with your families then you might
consider taking a yard or local job. This may be your only option.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

WTF

Thanks for pointing that out.  I for one had no idea most might not of.
 That shows what were dealing with.

Name: WTF!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2017

In that letter to the editor ICU linked, EHH quoted George Bernard Shaw,
a known racist, anti-Semite, socialist, and eugenics advocate, a literal
apologist for Hitler.  I guess the two must be kindred spirits.  I'd
like to think that my employer wouldn't side with people who would
have put me in an oven, but quoting Shaw like he was worth a damn
suggests otherwise.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know
which to believe.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

..."we can strike, WHENEVER we want to."  "We just have to get
everyone on the same page."   --  Good luck with that.

If a RR strike is in violation of the Railway Labor Act - no
unemployment benefits. If not Union supported - no strike pay.
If & when entitled to those benefits there are waiting periods. 
Check into health & welfare plan coverage.

Able & willing to man picket lines & miss a paycheck or more?
Many people aren't.   Safety First.

Name: 10-289
E-mail: Www.blockedcrossing.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2017

Ok, so you were just being a 'tarded dick and a bit of a crybaby when
you MADE UP a claim that t&e are breaking rules or laws regarding
crossings, and suggested to a member of the public that she involve the
FRA against us.  Hope you don't sprain anything carrying around that
petty and spiteful chip on your shoulder.  The day that any actual
dispatcher's job becomes unacceptable, he has the same option we all
do, and maybe he should take it... if his work has brought him to the
point of making up lies to strangers on the Internet.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This is proof everything T&E states is factual.  If and when Evellen is
let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're
as guilty as he is.

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Fellow railroaders, union brothers and sisters, it is way past time that
we all put our selfish endeavors in the rearview and come together. 
Getting your pay increased doesn't exactly sound right when it means
your quality of life gets worse and thousands of people you work with
don't have a job anymore.  Being forced to work faster to prove
something hasn't ever been a great idea either.  We are facing some
very uncertain times.  That seat next to the engineer wont be safe for
very much longer and then what's next?  How much of our work will be
contracted out because "the troops are pushing back".  If you just
said to yourself these things aren't possible then you'd be lying to
yourself.  If the government allows unmanned semis then trains wont be
an impossibility.  When the corporate machine cries about losing money
the people that are bought and paid for in our government listen. 
That's how it works folks.  But we can't strike?  Why, because the
same people who say we can't are the very ones who control the game? 
Because some retired guy is afraid his pension might not come?  Because
you're scared of what you might lose or have to give up?  Because the
national gaurd will come in?  Because they will throw us all in jail? 
What will it matter in the end when so many jobs are gone anyway?  Our
unions are failing us all right now.  That goes in almost all craft
work across the country.  We are like sheep being fed to the lions on a
platter and no one has any answers.  I've got one.  Strike with all
union members across the country and make it clear that it's not okay
for our government to take the corporations side over its own people.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

To T&E... you see guys, I made that post because you guys always want to
blame the train dispatcher for everything. It's okay for you to
criticize the dispatcher when you've never done it.  You seem to think
is it acceptable for you to blame everybody but yourself . Then you get
your panties in a wad when somebody blames you. People out in the field
have absolutely no clue what a train dispatcher does on a daily basis.
So, don't be so quick to judge why things are screwed up. Things can
happen 200 miles away that impact a train dispatcher .  You guys really
need to come and and sit with the train dispatcher for about a week,
maybe then you'll understand what is really going on. As far as a rule
being broken with blocking a crossings. I suggest you a little deeper in
the rulebook. Dispatchers do not hold trains out of yards, yards hold
trains out of yards. Do you really think dispatcher wants to stop a
train and clog up his mainline just for the hell of it?  When I worked
as a dispatcher I knew where the crossings were and met trains
accordingly.  If I knew the train was going to be there for any length
of time , I told him to cut the crossing. And yes ,I know how long it
takes to walk train.  
Also , keep in mind that the dispatchers you are criticizing were
working in T&E just three years ago and THEY were complaining about
dispatching then , now they are sitting in the seat and seeing it from
a different aspect. Walk a mile and a train dispatcher shoes before you
make comments that you really don't know what you're talking about.  

 All I can say is that i am glad I'm retired and don't have to put up
with that crap anymore. I always gave the people out in the field the
respect that they deserve. It is a shame that it's not a two-way
street.

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

The yard is plugged.. who told us to hold out? The DISPATCHER did...
We've got to stop and check for a hot box. If we moved down
another5000 ft. To clear a crossing and derailed because of a broken
wheel we'd be fired because we didn't stop soon enough... And even if
we did pull ahead to clear one crossing chances are we'd block a
different one DISPATCHER... OVER? We are going to head back a country
mile and cut a crossing . DISPATCHER says no no no, takes too long
we're going to get you moving. DISPATCHER OUT

Name: I'm not ignorant 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. 
Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should,
then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to
get everyone on the same page. 
Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically
deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

L&N "dispatcher" ~ "Just because you don't like the way things are
going , you just cannot strike"

The rest of us ~ "lol!"

Name: FIS
E-mail: nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

To the L&N dispatcher or Robert Pines or whoever you are; I've been
reading this site quite a bit ever since Harrison has taken control and
i'll give you credit for a few things. You've got more bull**** than
carter's got liver pills. You seem pretty good at stirring up drama or
erking someone's nerve, picking a fight. In your defense it is possible
that T&E has blocked a crossing and been lazy not to cut one from time
to time. But you getting on here and giving blanket authority and
stating that every time a crossing is blocked by a train in the U.S.A.
is the result of piss poor train crews, is a bunch of baloney. If I had
to make an educated guess i'd say 90% of the time a crossing is blocked
it's not because of a piss poor crew. In all honesty me personally I
try very hard not to block them. Could be a situation where there are
several crossings in a small area and a large train has been told to
move down to a certain location so a train can come in behind?? There
is all kinds of different scenarios and it just bothered me a bit that
you rant and rave on here for people to read that whenever a crossing
is blocked it's the fault of the crew. Can't recall the numerous
times a dispatcher has been too busy or forgotten to line a signal for
a train when there is no other train traffic in sight. Maybe I could
get on here and rant and rave about "piss poor dispatchers." Wish all
of us railroad Indians were all in the same union so we could all be on
the same page. We've got the ble arguing with smart, dispatcher union
arguing against signalmen, and so on... wake up America!!!!

Name: 10-289
E-mail: Ohbaby@yourmamashouse.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2017

Dear L&N "dispatcher:"

If you would be so kind as to educate us piss poor trainmen as to what
rule or precept we violate by blocking crossings... other than those
crossings with special instructions of course. I like to be a good
neighbor as much as the next guy, but operationally, that just doesn't
fly.  In all seriousness, if it's a real rule or a law of some kind,
please share.  I can't wait to let the dispatcher know it's going to
take us an extra 30 minutes to pull because I have to walk 8000 feet
back to the engine after cutting a crossing for some hilljacks who
bought a house next to a train tracks.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

To smoked out: the reason the crossings are being blocked is because of
piss poor T & E.  Crews will deliberately block a crossing and will
refuse to get off the engine and cut the Crossing when they know that
they will be there for one more more trains. Let me give you a little
bit of advice, a train dispatcher has never blocked a crossing in his
life but crews on trains have.  If you see a train blocking the
crossing right down the engine number and call  the FRA and report it
to them and the crew could possibly be pulled out of service for a
violation of blocking the crossing ..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Just because you don't like the way things are going , you just cannot
strike. There are parameters you have to follow before you can strike
on the railroad An  authorized strike will be subject to dismissal by
employees who set up a wildcat strike. And also, will not be supported
by the union.

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a
week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in
the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The HH playbook, used twice already....

Usually first wave of thing to go is employees (and with this
experience & institutional knowledge- done)

2nd is hump yards (done)

3rd yard / long haul efficiencies (in the works)
-        train lengths
-        no full stop trains w/ in yards (ie: ee can get on and off
moving trains now )

The lead time to make decisions, benchmark and plan is no longer
applicable. It happens by Friday or you are gone. Period.

Customers used to be king, and there was once a partnership – gone

It is about stock prices, ROI, the OR and making the board happy

Anticipated to come in the not too distant future ;

   - more T&E cuts

   - more staff cuts

   - relationships severed with unions

   - relationships severed with customers

   - high turnover in operations staff (model being 24/7 7 days per
week) and Sr. Ops staff will not remain in geographic areas for more
than 2 years (at most) . They will get to know the CSX network first
hand and every few years they will be moved to somewhere else. (no
constancy in staff) . CSX Sr. Operations employees will choose to go
back to the running trades from Superintendents/Asst. Supt etc. due to
less stress

  - it is likely the new CSX mandate will also include having all
Management staff trained as Loco engineers ‘should’ there become a
situation where contract workers go on strike then management can step
in.  (when this occurs, the Management staff in the field are NOT to do
their Management functions) and they will focus on running the trains.
With minimal management staff left at CSX, there is no one to perform
your job while you are in the field and hence response time on all
inquiries will be very poor. (the mandatory training in the field will
be on going (once every month or so) in order that you can retain your
operations ticket to be used when needed) .
 
All of this while achieving the ultimate goal of increasing the stock
price, however there will be collateral damage to all stakeholders
(people/families and customers). 
 
Time will pass, and then CSX will come to the employees to patch up the
relationship, back to market and to the customers begging for business.
(this is what transpired at CN and is now happening at CP).  Till then
expect the unexpected.

Time heals all wounds, although this may take more time than most.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

watch the  economy tank ?  also   the safety of the usa?  in closing the
mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main
lines  very easy like in the past?  the president should step in  here 
this is worse  than we can imagine?  



  also   if you want or care to make a statement?  work very safe  and
walk easy?    no  no  short cuts  walk lite  do your jobs   work safe
!!   make  sure  your  insured for  riding with any  bosses in  their 
vehicles that are privately owned   !!!!!!!!!!!    grab a good lawyer 
boys n girls !!!!!!!

Name: Cornered now
E-mail: Strike the enemy
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers
complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up,
and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew
are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is
time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets
gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

He will be on a warpath now.   Hes already said the troops were pushing
back.  I bet he will try to blame us for this.

https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Here is the STB letter 
https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: Surface transportation board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board
discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad
customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst
service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a
hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface
transportation board  wants to have a meeting with all the top
executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. 

I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH
doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to
the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what
makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!

Name: Ui
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Shit going to hit the fan.  Edwina will bring hell on TE now.  He was
blame on to us.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2017

Lol...Dude is guaranteed 300 million. I'm sure he's not worried.

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock down $2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then
he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hayride


We know which TM is now assigned over the St.Louis line which includes
Terre Haute IN. We are also well aware of previous threats of
insubordination on other T&E employees in this area. Reports are coming
in that many supervisors are using the threat of insubordination. If he
was forcing them to do a move that was on the good faith challenge list
then they should have called him out on it. Nothing has ever been put in
writing, that we are aware of, that states you can no longer use a good
faith challenge. If it wasn't they can still file ethics charges and
contact OSHA to see if the act he was forcing them to do was considered
unsafe enough to put them in harms way and could be considered a serious
work place violation. 
  
All employees are issued a life insurance policy when they are hired.
There are guidelines that employers must follow under these policies in
order to protect the insurance company from having to pay out claims
that could have and should have been prevented.
MetLife is the policy holder. You were also given a policy for
accidental health and dismemberment. You can call MetLife and put them
on notice that there is a supervisor who is putting employees in harms
way. File a formal complaint with OSHA. Have it on record just in case
you are pushed by this supervisor or any supervisor for that matter and
you do get hurt.  Start a paper trail. There is no place for harassment
or intimidation in the workplace no matter how much the new CEO is
breathing down their necks. Expect the threat of insubordination to be
the most used course of action by your supervisors. This action
warrants the toughest course of action from the employee. A formal
complaint also needs to be filed immediately with your Local
Chairman's. A hostile work environment has already been created
throughout management and is now trickling down to the T&E workforce.
Again, there is no place for this kind of brutality in the work place.


MetLife-  1-800-357-4482
OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you
have. IF THERE IS A EMERGENCY OR THE HAZARD IS IMMEDIATELY
LIFE-THREATENING CALL YOUR LOCAL OSHA REGIONAL OR AREA OFFICE OR 
1-800-321-OSHA.
Work safely, watch each other in the fields and under no circumstances
do you ever allow a supervisor to threaten and intimidate you or anyone
into doing something that can threaten your health or that of others.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His
methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like
vultures. Sell, sell, sell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management
at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t
planning on renewing his contract.”

CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the
families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left
that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer
anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have
started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least
possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times
going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so
understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more
product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will
not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad
left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price,
crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not
address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the
national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with
other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for
the railroaders families in this time of need. 

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

CSX -  
Well, maybe some of the changes will be for the better, for all.
C'mon, many of the safety rules - that were to be adhered to each &
every situation/time....... bordered on being downright ridiculous.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Reality Check -- You are completely right. "You cannot starve a company
into prosperity". But you can starve it into a sale.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

wax

They must have or they'd still be out.   You don't come back from
that charge.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good
guys out of service.   He wanted them to do an unsafe move.  They
questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them
with insubordination.  Well they're back in service today.  CSX should
fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.

Name: T
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/07/26/csx-rail-down-5-on-shocking-conference-call.aspx&ved=0ahUKEwjxra2q_ajVAhXCrVQKHemkDHMQqQIILCgAMAM&usg=AFQjCNGUebBwH2CzZrIUNYKlEvxePbSCBQ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Let me tell you what manager make, a hell of a lot more for nothing
including bonuses. Basically they are a bunch of lazy bitches that
found a way out of having to work but much rather suck on cocks for a
living. How can you even live with yourself is beyond me! Every manager
csx has is a sorry excuse of a person, which only comes from above. That
is why the csx is in the situation it is now!

Name: NOT RICH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

BIG PAPA

I don't know where you get your numbers from but I haven't known
anyone in all my years that brought home 4000.00 after the wasted union
dues and medical premiums are taken out. Lets not forget the higher
taxes we pay and any 401k money that we might put away for our
retirement. The most I ever made is 4600.00 and that was after I spent
2 weeks away from home not seeing my family and getting out every 10
hours on my rest both at the hotel and home.  The most I ever brought
home was 2600.00 Maybe there are some old heads on jobs out there that
are lucky enough to be on a job that pays them enough to bring home
4000.00 but I seriously doubt it.   Yeah we get paid better than a
factory worker, but we also pay out the ass on taxes too. I got the
point of your post but don't make it sound like we are bringing home
that 4000.00 a pay because we aren't. People on the street already
think csx railroaders are all rich and bringing home 250,000 or more a
year. Got news for them. WE ARENT!

Google jobs that pay an average of 100,000 a year. See how many there
are. You will be surprised.  That's what our economy is turning too.
100,000 is becoming middle class.  And how many of those jobs want you
to sell your soul and be gone from your families. Maybe they require
extra college but we are also tested every year on our jobs. we have
rules that change constantly and computer exams that are constantly
changing and a lot of time have questions with answers that are wrong.
We are no different than teachers who have to keep up on their
continuing education except ours is all year round! We average 60 hours
a week on our jobs unless you are a yard guy who works 5 days 8 hours a
week, but their pay sucks worse than anyone's! Price you pay for
having a normal life and going home everyday!
So for you foamers who are reading this site, we don't bring home the
glory salary you all think we do!  But we deserve every damn bit of it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Big papa.  Ever taken an Econ 101 class?  Do you believe in the free
market?  If the answer to those questions is no, than this won't make
any sense.

You don't decide what you're worth.  Someone else always does.  Is
that new quarterback worth 50 million?  The one writing the check
thinks so and that's all that matters.  He's worth what the two
parties agree on.  It's not more complicated than that.  Don't be
jealous.  Make yourself worth that and you can get a big check too.

Name: Whatajoke!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

As of 7/24/17 there will no longer be job briefings. Csx...where safety
is a way of life. You measly employees go straight to the truck and
await for the foreman to tell u what to do. Out of the yard by 0715.
AND have a good attitude even tho your future and safety means nothing
to the company.CSX IS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF RAILROADING AND MANAGEMENT
IS TO BLAME!!!!

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Conductor, 20 to 30.  What the heck are you talkin about?  How does
being slow at paying your bills make anyone safer?

And...you were referring to the con quote?  How can anyone tell? The
quote I think you were referring to wasn't cross posted because that
person understands what it takes to make a coherent statement.  It's
clear you don't.

Finally, m of way 1 to 10 years,  concerned for less than 1 year and
employed in other capacity were the specific posts I responded to.  You
say I was responding to you but your moniker says conductor, 20 to 30
years.  So, on which one were you lying?  And, judging from the post, I
presuming you had a large glass of something good in front of you as you
tried to figure out what was written and was puffing on some odd pipe
before you formulated a response.  Is that right?  Take a day off, give
it some thought and come back.  Try to post in only one section at a
time so the sober among us might understand what you're thinking.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&ampcf=1

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: smoked out!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

FRA! 

When are you going to get up off your butts and start doing your jobs.
These trains holding out every single day are cause trouble for
everyone out there. How many hours are you going to let these trains
block our road crossing or our drive ways! How many of these engines
are you going to let sit in front of our houses with black smoke
rolling out of them blowing into our front yards and stinking up our
houses. How many are going to sit in front of our houses at night and
make their god awful noises keeping our kids awake and rattling our
windows.  This crap has to stop!

USDOT MISSION STATEMENT!
Its mission is to "Serve the United Stated by ensuring a FAST, SAFE,
EFFICIENT  accessible and CONVENIENT transportation system that meets
our vital national interest and enhances the quality of life of the
American people, today and into the future.

The mission says today!  What's wrong with you FRA inspectors. You
work for the USDOT!  You aren't doing what they expect of you.

People need to start calling and sending complaints to the USDOT.
Forget complaining to the FRA. Haven't read one good thing on this
site about any of them .  Always saying they are in the railroads
pockets. Start calling the USDOT. Start taking pictures of the engines
and the laws they are breaking.  Time to put a stop to this abuse from
the railroad. Im already starting my pictures and documents times and
places. Time to get relief from this abuse!

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

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

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Bro...which post are you referring to?  Since you post in EVERY section,
you make yourself look like a loser.  

To reality check.  You speak about when the "competent investors" see
what's happening they will begin the move to remove him.  Maybe.  Is
that what happened a few days ago when they misread his comments about
his planned short tenure here.  They pulled their cash and fled.  I
think the stock was down 6% at one point that day.  I'd call that a
vote of confidence in his plan.  You don't have to like it, of course.
 

And to materials guy.  Since I've been out here, CSX has been known as
a slow payer.  Nothing's changed and it is no reflection on Ewing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

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

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Yep. Conductor sums it up in 3 sentences. You cannot starve a company
into prosperity. When the competent investors of the major shareholding
entities owning CSX see that revenue is flat or decreasing resulting
from insane decisions made by this arrogant ass which bullshit his way
to CEO, the move will begin to remove this Dead Man Walking.  There is
a reason CP changed their management compensation metrics after this
Sumbitch left.  Instead of Operating Ratio that he is obsessed with,
your bonus and salary is based on new revenue brought to the
company....and at the rate operations have deteriorated system wide
detailed on this site, revenue will certainly be decreasing.  HH can
bullshit the investment community only for so long, but customers pay
the bills and if they don't get their service, they will go to truck
or Southern.

Let everyone know that will listen of what is really going on out here
(social media, news media, state and federal reps, etc.). When the
ruckus gets loud enough and enough companies are impacted, his exit
will begin...if the Grim Reaper doesn't get him first.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Warren Buffen has made more people more money then anyone.  There's a
reason BNSF still has eight hump yards.  Csx will stay gridlocked till
some come back on line.  Harris is just an idiot and precision
railroading ain't a plan but a term a con uses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

Name: T CONRAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2017

Helper operations banned everywhere? Doubling or tripling Sandpatch and
other mainlines? Let the CEO take a 10,000 ton train down or up the
hill without adequate power and see how it goes. This is his
proficiency skills to slow the railroad down to a massive crawl?
Insanity

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

Folks, y'all need to learn how to read.  The letter the general
chairman sent out says clearly, no negotiations have been initiated
with CSX regarding the pay changes discussed.  They are gathering
information from folks who have negotiated these agreements on other
railroads, as to substance and result.  I would caution those who are
fascinated with this high rate realize that they would be locking
themselves into that 10 hour day for the rest of their career, with no
chance of ever advancing to a better pool/job.  The only thing that
will be accomplished is to make every last job suck.

Name: Upnorth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Same shit in Canada.

Name: Doug McKenzie
E-mail: doug@greatwhitenorth.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

Greetings to my southern brethren from the Great White North.  During
last week’s investor call, EHH mentioned bringing in some “all-stars”
to right the ship at CSX.  One of those all-stars happens to be Michael
Dilday, ex-CP and now ex-CN manager.  Seems that Mikey can’t keep his
bratwurst in his boxers.  He was fired from the CP and charged
criminally with indecent exposure after pulling his schlong out on a
female employee one night.  Don’t believe me?  Then check this out:
   
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2013/1stDistrict/1113033_R23.pdf

So this is the kind of All-Star, EHH is bringing in?  Do you want your
wife, daughter or girlfriend working around this pig?

When is the CSX BoD going to wake up and realize the sham artist they
have hired and the need to can him?  "Precision Scheduled
Railroading" doesn't work on a network like this and EHH is a
personal and growing liability to CSX.

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

Watchdog: the chief dispatcher is NOT a contract union employee.  They
are a part of management , no different than a trainmaster.  Now, the
assistant chief dispatcher IS a union contract employee.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation
Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2017

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

(C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

Name: HillaryClinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The entire Atlanta division is an absolute mess. Trains are tied down
everywhere, being rerouted everywhere. How does a train go to
Montgomery from Manchester by way of Birmingham? That's quite a
detour..how are trains stacked outside fairburn waiting to switch out
and pickup there for 6 to 8 hours just sitting, already 3 days
late....this shit is beyond retarded. Fuck EHH, Fuck the UTU, Fuck the
BLTE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf
This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety
wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

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

Good info UP NORTH.  That's right on with the information we are being
told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. 
They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they
all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back
to the old agreement and chose not to.  This EHH is certainly a monster
to the industry and the company it seems.  Guess he knows what he's
doing, time will tell....

Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting
in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we
traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. 

No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two.
If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we
reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out
working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four
or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. 

Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to
work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the
Yard, and others that worked the Road. 

I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of
years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met
a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned
to our starting point. 

This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard
runners, Notch 8 always......   They would return to Battle Creek with
like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at
overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the
orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in."
   We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the
radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" 
Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. 

So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago
and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening
was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were
normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now
taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. 

I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before
EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming
into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took
longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours.
And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking
longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer.  If I
could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time
between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to
36 hours. But nobody cared!!! 

Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH.
During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty
regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I
worked out on the road. 
I had been earning right around $100,000.00 a year. We were still
getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made
over $150,00.00, each year.  But I had to retire, a couple years early,
my knees gave out. 

A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a
lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't
happening "Before EHH."   Before, the crews were calling and getting
all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make
sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run
run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone.  But after EHH
arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do
anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the
hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along
sometime. 

If you really want to cause problems ......  DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY
TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE
COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

So since 2010 Illinois has like $176 MILLION in crossings funds
completely not accounted for while pumping like $2 million of the $3.25
million out of fuel taxes into the private railroad pockets in
overcharges. Add in like 7 deaths and a few serious injuries at no
signaled crossings in the last month adds up to MURDER!!!

RE: Barton: Residents voice concerns with proposed crossing closures
Barton: Residents voice concerns with proposed crossing closures

...The main reason for both of the closures is traveler safety, which
is something that town Supervisor Leon "Dick" Cary, Norfolk Southern
representative Ernest Jackson and New York Department of Transportation
Rail Coordinator Jean Stalker all agreed is at risk with the crossings'
current state...

So we have confessions from the town Supervisor ---Norfolk Southern
representative--New York Department of Transportation Rail Coordinator
that they all allowed a public safety hazard railroad crossing to start
with without telling the public. It looks like they should be out
busting rock on a chain gang somewhere for this criminal act instead of
expecting us to bow and kiss the railroads deep pockets.

Then there are two crossings with lights/gates/electronics (.5 MILLION
at least) WE paid for once that WE will pay to be just carried off by
the railroad that already overcharged US once. But wait ...NYDOT would
also help pay for the endeavor by purchasing and installing the warning
devices at the new crossing...so WE will be receiving our own stolen
goods at full 300% profit price back to the railroad. Should WE get
criminal charges for receiving our own stolen goods?

https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/legal-services-division/hearing-notices
...Parties who wish to receive a copy of the final report that is
issued in this case must send a written request to the Office of
Proceedings, NYSDOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12232.
July 5, 2017
ALICIA McNALLY...So what does the state have to hide?

...approving the closure of two public at­ grade rail crossings at
Emery Chapel (USDOT # 264295Y) (MP 252.50) and Ellistown Road (USDOT #
264297M) (MP 253.41) and the establishment of a new public at-grade
rail crossing at connecting Broad Street Extension with Max Dixon Lane
at MP 253.50, all located on the Norfolk Southern Tier Main Line of the
tracks of the Norfolk Southern Railway Company, in the Town of Barton,
County of Tioga,..

So these crossings are USDOT--- duh FEDERAL property so the state
doesn't have jurisdiction one would think. Add in the fact that one is
number 868 and the other crossing 1072 on any priority list for the
state and the LAW says use OUR crossing safety funds on the most
dangerous crossings first what needs closed is the state railroad
office door with a big HELP WANTED sign.

868 0.010976 264297M NS NY TIOGA BARTON ELLISTOWN RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT 24 2
50 YES 1 322
Two collisions ---One empty vehicle ---2nd no signals in 47 years
1072 0.008657 264295Y NS NY TIOGA BARTON EMERY CHAPEL RD. 0 0 0 0 0 GT
24 2 50 YES 2 81
Three empty vehicle collisions in 47 years

Looks like Norfolk Southern needs to learn what video surveillance
cameras are being sooooo safety conscience and all.

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE
SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS
ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION,  NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE
BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU
WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE
SAFTEY  APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING
EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE
WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE
ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME
TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN
4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE
ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and
running Russell loco shop will shut down.

Name: Charlie berry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw
Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Making it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month
or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?

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

Mr, Slowdown:
                I'm sure you are kidding around or expressing
frustration about the current state of CSX. BUT, it is important for
all employees to exercise caution. Running giant trains, neither
brakesticks nor 3 step safety  procedures allowed after many years
required, strange and unfamiliar operating practices over new
locations, ALL of which demand extra caution and extra time to operate.
I'm sure EHH has no desire to increase injuries or accidents while we
are learning new procedures and radical changes. We can carefully move
forward while new practices and new managers can gradually learn new
methods, new employees, and new and unique procedures. All of us have
had safety procedures pounded into our heads from day one, many of us
have been disciplined, and a few have even been injured or killed.
It's hard to change good habits!

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2017

LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A
MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL
YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO
REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW
THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH.
OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF
TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!

Name: HUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Some of you guys are absolute IDIOTS.  Proves my point that a lot of you
need to be fired.  First off you fools, you don't get that my remarks
being a short timer and an interim president relates to my 3 year
contract.  In the RR business that is a short timer, and if I choose to
leave before then, my money's been earned.  I've proved that most of
you morons in JAX weren't needed and I'm working my way down the
ranks.  As for the the T&E nut jobs that think the FRA is in anyway
concerned about a train tied down, or too long for the EOT to work,
just shows you know nothing about railroading.  I'm a true old school
REAL "RAILROADER", I know how to get things done in this business. 
You think the shareholders are going to listen to any thing you
IDIOT's are saying, you are sadly mistaken.  We are in this for the
money.  All these investors are backing me to make us money, not to
worry about a bunch of snotty nose, pandering, whining, candy ass cry
babies.  PS.  Don't think my oxygen tank will run out any time soon,
the shareholders have been very generous, I've got the latest version
designed by NASA.  Besides, my minions are in place for the CSX plan of
tomorrow if anything should happen to me.  GODSPEED FELLOW "TRUE
RAILROADERS". I WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN US TO A TRUE RAILROAD AND GET
RID OF THE CRY BABIES.  Eventually all that's left will be the
veteran's of the USA we pushed to hire and we will prosper
again....GOODNIGHT ALL. "I need a refill Michael".

Name: Fired
E-mail: Free oxygen.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

A MUST READ
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Federal Railroad Administration:  
That lame outfit is a part\subsidy of the US DOT & is afraid of
big-shot companies; lets 'em get away with all kinds of things.  Same
for State & Local Municipalities.   Although surely the little guys &
employees could easily end up being fined and/or suffer hardship.  
RRs get their butts kissed.  May get fined - big deal - amounts are a
drop in the bucket to them & usually get reduced anyway if/when they
are actually accessed.  
Contact Legislators: Federal, State, Local. 
Everyone, not just union reps., everyone - bombard 'em with
complaints.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

FRA!!!!

There are trains stacked up outside of Avon yard for miles. Some of
these trains are over 2 miles long and have been siting on road
crossing.  Some have been blocking private drives where its the owners
only way out. They are tied down and no one on them!
You also know that there is no way in hell the Tele's are working
properly on them.  The communication drops on every train I have been
on that's been this long.  What do you plan on doing about this. You
going to step in and start talking to the crews about it?  You all told
the Nashville division guys to file reports and complaints and we all
know they have.  Whats your next step. When you going to step in.

Extra board guys are dog catching every single day. the Great lakes
division chiefs are threatening engineers if the wont go drag a train
in that's not in their qualified area. Some guys haven't been east
and west out here and they are telling them if they don't go get on
the trains where they are current anymore they are pulling them out of
service and they will go qualify on their own time with no pay.
Refusing to give them pilots!

They have been told about FRA LAW 240.231 and just do what they always
do and just laugh and blow it off.  
What are you going to do about this!!!!!  They are so desperate they
are doing what ever they want to keep HH happy including raping out
union agreement. 

You FRA inspectors better get your arsses in gear and start stepping it
up!

Name: fred
E-mail: oxygen4sale.org
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed.  It only takes about
5 minutes.  Let the public know the truth about this company and our
CEO.

Name: lo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ


Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal.    

  Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it
wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi
million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted
about 3years.    
1st time Id pools were working!  

I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would
have caused a sane man to step down.  Power hungry Eugene would not no
matter the cost to CP.   Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still
tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the
board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm
over to him.  A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are
now unemployed or on their way out.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Cool Mo D

Same shit happened in Canada.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Article in Wheeling News Register about Bob Murray is complaining to
Fed's about crappy service CSX is giving his company which loads
massive amounts of coal at his mines. I think we are all doomed with
this idiot at the throne.

Name: Dirty Mike 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which
should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of
Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when
you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like
are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around?
When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more
backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that
we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes,
let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and
the public

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow,
finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email
stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been
cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all
trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does
he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8
or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering
quitting, like soon.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal
with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to
read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week.
Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days
in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no
plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

It's a shame what's happening with our company. I remember being proud
to work here and maintain the track. Csx blows!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2017

The safety boot program was pretty decent in the beginning;
could choose good Red Wings, etc.  Over time the options actually
sucked.  Hell with it - I ante up & buy my own.  After all, it's my
feet, my knees, my back........ If ever actually have to purchase
vests and/or other required safety gear, that'd be wrong & the crap
would hit the fan over that.

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

No more boots or Hi Vis wear.  Have to make up for EHH's massive payday
and purple palace make over.

Name: cheated 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

CHEATED


Ethics hotline is up and running.  Some people(logan) just like to come
on this site a run their pie hole with a bunch of shitz stirring
trouble. Most likely someone in management trying to disrupt our
discussion.   Oh, how do I know its still up and running.... I just
used it a few hours ago.

Name: Screwed yet again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Well, once again the not so smart union is standing by while the blet 
begins negotiating for an hourly rate. As usual, the engineers will get
an agreement passed first that will be a much better one than than the
crumbs we will be crawling around on our knees for. Wake up SMART.

Name: FIS
E-mail: nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

I don't usually get on here and write but felt like the time has come.
Been visiting this site quite a bit since the Harrison regime stepped
in. I started with this company in 2002, seems like it's went from a
decent job, to just ok, to not so good, to worse, and currently feel
like i'm a terd in a toilet bowl. I've went from a train buff as a
child, to just another employee at a job where I can't wait until the
work day is over. The corporate greed and the way employees are treated
with unfair policies amazes me. Would be nice if all of our union
officials including ourselves at the local level could put a stop to
some of this non-sense. These high up union officials need to get out
of the bed with the company and make a stance for the working people
that make this place actually work. Ok so maybe i'm going to have to
buy a pair of boots; but purchase my own yellow safety vests??? Are you
kidding me? Will they still furnish basic yellow vests or are we going
to be required to purchase them? Maybe i'm mistaken on that. In some
respects I like some of the rule changes that have been made, over the
years I do feel like I have been safety'd to death. Yes we need to be
safe at this job there are certainly dangers but it has been safety
overkill for a long time in my opinion. So old Harrison has lightened
up on safety overkill seems to me. But closing the doors boarding up
windows and laying off everyone everywhere is not going to help the
American economy and business. Everyone will suffer. I send my
condolences to the working people and their families who have lost
their jobs here, and who knows maybe I will be next. (Glad my buddy
Trump is president to save American jobs) We'll pay for our own boots
and our health insurance is probably going to sky rocket someday i'm
afraid. Seen previous posts from employees and read myself something
that Harrison apparently said, something about a "slow down by the
troops." Really?? Really, Harrison? Not so much in the past week or so
but a month ago where I work was a parking lot for trains. Seemed that
there was nowhere to go for any train. Customers were not getting their
freight, trains were just back to back stopped. Through no fault of our
own was there a troop slow down. I'd say more of a Hunter Harrison
precision railroading slow down. We should honestly get together and
show this company a slow down. It can be done.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Slow down by the troops you say?  You crusty old fuck.  No one likes
working for this company anymore.  We've all been mentally abused out
here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake.  Take
the brake stick and shove it up your ass.  Wouldn't want to waste
anything out here.  While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the
boys in the fuck shack.

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2017

What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men.

In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says.
The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison
described as “pushback by some of the troops.”

Name: Milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Uptown
Good post


First I want to make clear.   I believe Eugene Is a has been and
Mantleridge  is playing Weekend  at Bernies with him. 

With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his
bullshit.  The stock needs to drop below 40.  Before we can make some
of these statements I'm reading on here.

Name: Dave twillble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Please read, customers are talking to the press
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Upton Sinclair:

Many opinions same\similar to that post have already been made
public.
No one with any power that has any guts or power or gives a rat's ass

has done anything -- the ol' csx that we knew is probably gone.
Guess we lowly employees will just have to wait & see.....
Safety First.

Name: Captain Kangaroo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Put your life jackets on because the ship is sinking with no life rafts
in sight .The  sharks smell blood and those teeth are sharp but if you
punch them in the nose they might go away but they will circle the 
wagons and always come back for more because it is all they know
how to do ( power corrupts but absolute power with money totally
corrupts)),just turn on the TV and watch. I can't because I threw mine
out the window!

Name: Upton Sinclair
E-mail: yea right?
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

To assume Hunter Harrison could do at CSX, what he did at his two
previous stops in canada is akin to assuming a small college coach
could take his offense and his staff to the NFL and have the same
results. very differant railroads. It is much easier to do the
precision scheduled rail concept when you are 80% minline and spread
out as opposed to all the industry work csx does especially around
cincinatti chicago atlana louisville and a few other places.
     The brake stick policy is particularly alarming. When the CEO is
taking time out of his day to make a decision to ban a tool that lets
his people work both faster and more safely is an indication of
desperation. Either promises have been made that cant be kept or oxygen
isnt getting to his brain in sufficient quantities to allow coherent
thought. 
Maintenance: the idea of ignoring maintenance of facilities to pump up
earnings isnt a new one. When KKR brought kmart back public the stores
were so under maintained it took years for the new management to
recover. These guys on wall street are very smart, if theyre not they
dont last very long....theyve seen this before..these guys can model an
entire industry and or company on a computer given diferant scenarios
and project earnings withing pennies a share....honest opinion....they
are seeing through the smoke and mirrors, see a short term cooking of
the books to show lower costs when in actuality they are borrowing from
a future peter to pay paul today..in oher words what money is to be made
from the hunter harrison future fiasco has been made time to take profit
and move on.

projection for future....paul hilal will begin pieceing out parcesl to
short lines to earn some green mail and what will be left in 3 years
will be like a carcas of a thanksgiving day turkey the day after.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Jim Decker is right. Listen to call or read transcript. Harrison sounds
like he is medicated. BOD ought to send his old ass packing and float
the idea of offering CEO to Wick Moorman. Ol Hunter would snort  his
bottle so hard, it would collapse.

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

...They went on to say, “Frankly, I believe that the evidence in this
trial indicated that CSX has systemic issues that need
corrected.”...Yeah---don't run train bombs with no brakes or steering
like idiots without the proper safety equipment.


http://wsav.com/2017/07/17/jury-awards-11-2-million-to-family-of-film-worker-in-csx-civil-case/

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The jury has reached a verdict in the civil
case
against CSX Transportation, awarding the Jones’ family $11.2 million
in
damages.

The company has been found negligent in the 2014 death of Sarah Jones
on the set of the movie “Midnight Rider.”

After four hours, the jury ultimately ruled in favor of the Jones’
family, finding CSX Property owner Rayonier, Randy Miller, director of
the film, and production managers liable for damages.

In closing arguments today, the plaintiff stressed both the film
director Randy Miller and CSX were negligent – the only difference
being that Miller pled guilty and served a year in jail.

CSX refuses to admit any fault for not stopping the train.
“Seven seconds could have been the difference between a tragedy and
people getting off that bridge,” says Jeffrey Harris, Attorney for
theJones Family.

The defense argued that CSX never gave them permission, so the fault
lies with Miller, the crew, and Rayonier, who let the crew on the
property with the bed they were using for filming on the trestle.

“Nothing they did, or nothing anything that CSX did is a possible
cause
of the injury, it was a bed,” says Jay Traynham, Attorney for CSX
Transportation.

The jury decided on nearly $2 million for pain and suffering and more
than $9 million for the value of her life. This includes everything
she
would have earned in her lifetime working as a camera assistant.

Of the 11.2 Million award, 35% will be paid by CSX, 28% by Miller and
18% by Rayonier.

Sarah Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth, said in a statement “We
felt that this trial was necessary in order to learn what happened
that
tragic day of February 20, 2014. It is only with the discovery of what
could have been done differently that we might avoid another similar
tragic loss of life.”

They went on to say, “Frankly, I believe that the evidence in this
trial indicated that CSX has systemic issues that need corrected.”

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2017-07-17/jury-csx-must-pay-39-million-family-worker-killed-train-savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A jury has found a railroad company responsible in the
2014 death of a movie worker on a Georgia railroad bridge, awarding
the
young woman’s family $3.9 million in damages.

The verdict against CSX Transportation came Monday in a civil lawsuit
the parents of Sarah Jones filed in the Feb. 20, 2014, crash. Jones
was
killed when a freight train slammed into film workers shooting a movie
about singer Gregg Allman.

Attorneys for Jones’ family argued CSX should have taken precautions
to
avoid the crash. They said two CSX trains that passed the movie crew
before the collision should have reported the group.

CSX attorneys blamed filmmakers who were denied permission by CSX to
shoot on its tracks. Film director Randall Miller served a year in
jail
for Jones’ death.

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

CSX stock down another $1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is
on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be
taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer

Name: FudgeMonster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Maybe folks will figure out that EHH is a fraud.  Love how they cite his
made up stats as performance measures.  There are no "rules" to these
metrics he likes to play up.  They decide what train velocity, dwell
times, on-time arrival, on-time depature, etc. mean, and damn if they
don't cheat those numbers on top of it. Screw the customers.  We're
here for CSX stock value, you lost how much because of late deliveries?
Too bad.  It may improve, but, no, you're not getting that loss back. 
CN is still trying to rebuild some of the business they chased off. 
Traffic surge?  They'd better not count on CSX to be of any use.  That
being said, and I truly feel for some of the managers being jerked
around by the mounties, good riddance to Scott Conner, you foul
mouthed, bs prick.  I remember the year they had all the division
managers give a little speech at the beginning of the face to face
slide show.  That moron couldn't string more than one sentance
together at a time.  10 sentances, 10 patches. Well, your knee pads
wore out, bee-atch.  Rots of ruck.

Name: herp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Merle??
What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about?

Name: Cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Ethics hotline????
  
I used it several times and got nothing but blown off. They never did a
damn thing and never followed up on any of my complaints. Has anyone
ever had any real results from them.  If you have let us know because
it might be worth trying to save. Otherwise it's just a waste anyway.
Get more results whistleblowing or calling the EEOC. Maybe the press if
need be.

Name: Little Jimmy Decker
E-mail: liljim_decker@csx,com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Looks like Wall Street is figuring out that EHH is nothing more than a
snake oil salesman who is in over his head.  If you listened to the
earnings call, EHH sounded like a dejected, bitter old man is wondering
why in the hell he is there.  He rambled and sounded incoherent at
times.  

What worries me is that Wall Street is sending the message that results
aren't coming fast enough.  Despite the BS he spewed on the call, Ewing
only knows one way to make it happen faster: cut more heads.  I fear
this will result in faster and deeper cuts in the coming days.  

He will be desperate to find immediate savings.  This is not good.

Name: 4real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

ethics is gone?

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't
worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL

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

Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How
will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his
little ass clown Wes Lindner?

WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!

Name: mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

APE  aka ehh suck ass

That's what he's stating.

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

The Pines post:
What is meant by "steering like idiots"?   How do you steer train
equipment that operates on rails?  Is that possible?

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief.   This is to give
reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA



Good One Must Read!

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

...They went on to say, “Frankly, I believe that the evidence in this
trial indicated that CSX has systemic issues that need
corrected.”...Yeah---don't run train bombs with no brakes or steering
like idiots without the proper safety equipment.


http://wsav.com/2017/07/17/jury-awards-11-2-million-to-family-of-film-worker-in-csx-civil-case/

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The jury has reached a verdict in the civil case
against CSX Transportation, awarding the Jones’ family $11.2 million in
damages.

The company has been found negligent in the 2014 death of Sarah Jones
on the set of the movie “Midnight Rider.”

After four hours, the jury ultimately ruled in favor of the Jones’
family, finding CSX Property owner Rayonier, Randy Miller, director of
the film, and production managers liable for damages.

In closing arguments today, the plaintiff stressed both the film
director Randy Miller and CSX were negligent – the only difference
being that Miller pled guilty and served a year in jail.

CSX refuses to admit any fault for not stopping the train.
“Seven seconds could have been the difference between a tragedy and
people getting off that bridge,” says Jeffrey Harris, Attorney for
theJones Family.

The defense argued that CSX never gave them permission, so the fault
lies with Miller, the crew, and Rayonier, who let the crew on the
property with the bed they were using for filming on the trestle.

“Nothing they did, or nothing anything that CSX did is a possible cause
of the injury, it was a bed,” says Jay Traynham, Attorney for CSX
Transportation.

The jury decided on nearly $2 million for pain and suffering and more
than $9 million for the value of her life. This includes everything she
would have earned in her lifetime working as a camera assistant.

Of the 11.2 Million award, 35% will be paid by CSX, 28% by Miller and
18% by Rayonier.

Sarah Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth, said in a statement “We
felt that this trial was necessary in order to learn what happened that
tragic day of February 20, 2014. It is only with the discovery of what
could have been done differently that we might avoid another similar
tragic loss of life.”

They went on to say, “Frankly, I believe that the evidence in this
trial indicated that CSX has systemic issues that need corrected.”

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2017-07-17/jury-csx-must-pay-39-million-family-worker-killed-train-savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A jury has found a railroad company responsible in the
2014 death of a movie worker on a Georgia railroad bridge, awarding the
young woman’s family $3.9 million in damages.

The verdict against CSX Transportation came Monday in a civil lawsuit
the parents of Sarah Jones filed in the Feb. 20, 2014, crash. Jones was
killed when a freight train slammed into film workers shooting a movie
about singer Gregg Allman.

Attorneys for Jones’ family argued CSX should have taken precautions to
avoid the crash. They said two CSX trains that passed the movie crew
before the collision should have reported the group.

CSX attorneys blamed filmmakers who were denied permission by CSX to
shoot on its tracks. Film director Randall Miller served a year in jail
for Jones’ death.

Name: OZZY OZ BURN
E-mail: I am the Jackal
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down $3.25 from previous
close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost
3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost
over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it
don't look good.

Name: Knuckle Pin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

FYI, 
Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount
trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor.  Even had his
own personal engineer.

Drugs or booze issues.

Name: bill stevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

effective immediately all publications including past present and
future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the
Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. 

hail Eugene. 
eigene heil.

Name: Elanoir
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Word on street from ex trainmaster is Clinchfield being sold to
shortline.

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: RAILS@AOL.COM
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2017

CSX injuries are up 19% for the second quarter of 2017. Some of this is
due to eliminating certain safety rules to increase productivity. Some
is certainly due to you responding to pressure to work faster. Your
safety is your responsibility. It's not the Trainmaster or the
dispatcher who will twist their ankle walking too quickly at night on
mainline ballast inspecting a train. Work safely!

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

MERGER...BLAH BALH

I sware to god of I hear one more person say We are going to merge Im
going to puke.  Been hearing this same old song and dance for so many
years its just pathetic.. First it was the UP and CSX for years. Then
it was with the NS and then the threat of the CP.   You people talk to
much shit and don't spend enough time doing what is right.

Stupid conductors are the worst. They are letting TM's go out there
and do their work. Throw switches, line air hoses and put on tele's.
Don't these stupid pups know that is a serious violation of our union
agreement for management to do union contractors work. That goes
straight to the international. Goes right past the LC and GC for
review. 5 day penalty pay. These pups don't give a shit about their
union rights but bitch when the union doesn't get their claim paid
right away.
How about the suck asses who keep doing work in violation of the
agreement. Know of 4 hoggers on the extra board the take trains out of
their  assigned territory every time they are asked and don't question
the chief one time about it. They don't put in claims either.

Nothing but a bunch of such asses and union busters who are bringing
everyone else down. We brothers who fight for our union rights got to
fight two battles. Management and scab brothers. No wonder our unions
have been going to hell for years. Bad enough the company has them in
their pocket, but now we got to deal with turn coats who wont even try
to fight them.   We might as well just bend over and take it cause we
got two wars to fight.  Getting to old for this shit!

Name: The watchmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read
https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price

Name: Sampson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

More propaganda please read
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings

Name: CRRguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do
with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north?  heard anything?
ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the
route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the
south?  Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick
subdivisions.  Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? 
What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta?  Share some
insight if you can.  So much more freight can be routed up the
clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. 
Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated!
Thanks!

Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South
Carolina north up the Clinchfield.  It was mostly coals, with additional
freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train
south, maybe a local.

Name: Pedicularis densiflora
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

To all the dedicated railroaders traveling down your new track of
corporate greed for the " Hunter " gang of thieves. Think twice
before you leave because unless you now someone or have another trade
to go to the job market is bad but you all know this is our world we
live in today! If what I read on here is true (cost cutting , new rules
, etc.)then it looks like a merger with another railroad is on the
way,the question is when and one man crews will come because looks like
Hunter has a plan and it is in motion.15 years on the ground and I feel
my joints ache,don't sleep until the sun comes up but I did find work
and the phone doesn't ring as much as it use too.
Carry on and be careful but it looks like this is going to end bad for
the real railroaders.Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going
to happen just haven't heard specifics yet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Nice1:
All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits.
Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time
to try for the moon no matter what it may take.
C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees
& their families anyway?

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

We needed those men at Nashville.  They stayed busy day in and day out. 
 Today their services are no longer needed?   I call bullshit!   I agree
E is running this company into the ground.  It's all one orchestrated
effort for a merger.

They claim he's a turnaround expert.   CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE
SNOW!   It's all horseshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

what about transportation dept in Nashville

Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2017

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters


Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his
handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff.


What's the news on Nashville? Details please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

what happened in Nashville

Name: whipping post
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

sick of it


You wouldn't happen to be talking about that FEMALE chief that
constantly abuses the union agreement and doesn't use the extra board
to do the XP work are you?  the one who constantly shows too much
favoritism to a certain pool out west. Forces other pool crew to work
outside their advertised job assigned limits. The one who refuses to
issue tickets to cover the extra 60 miles of work forced on them when
the crews who are supposed to do the work sit in the hotel or at home
and aren't called out for their trains. The one who must have a shit
load of dirt on someone because she keeps getting away with it.  Unions
haven't been doing a damn thing about it either. Someone is getting
some favors. To much coddling of the pool out west. Got to be something
going on out there. Rumors are someone is still ordering pizza's and
sending them down town. Wonder what they are going to do when everyone
gets moved to Jacksonville. Wont be hard to find out if Pizzas are
getting sent to them down there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

I am not siding with the company,but in Md.if you get hurt or killed
while on private property with or without permission the landowner can
not be held responsible. If you are on private property without
permission that is called trespassing and is illegal, if you get hurt
or killed it is on you.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers
for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century.
Somethingt
 to that  effect. and bar robert pines. please. 

tyvvm.

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

...They went on to say, “Frankly, I believe that the evidence in this
trial indicated that CSX has systemic issues that need
corrected.”...Yeah---don't run train bombs with no brakes or steering
like idiots without the proper safety equipment.


http://wsav.com/2017/07/17/jury-awards-11-2-million-to-family-of-film-worker-in-csx-civil-case/

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The jury has reached a verdict in the civil case
against CSX Transportation, awarding the Jones’ family $11.2 million in
damages.

The company has been found negligent in the 2014 death of Sarah Jones
on the set of the movie “Midnight Rider.”

After four hours, the jury ultimately ruled in favor of the Jones’
family, finding CSX Property owner Rayonier, Randy Miller, director of
the film, and production managers liable for damages.

In closing arguments today, the plaintiff stressed both the film
director Randy Miller and CSX were negligent – the only difference
being that Miller pled guilty and served a year in jail.

CSX refuses to admit any fault for not stopping the train.

“Seven seconds could have been the difference between a tragedy and
people getting off that bridge,” says Jeffrey Harris, Attorney for the
Jones Family.

The defense argued that CSX never gave them permission, so the fault
lies with Miller, the crew, and Rayonier, who let the crew on the
property with the bed they were using for filming on the trestle.

“Nothing they did, or nothing anything that CSX did is a possible cause
of the injury, it was a bed,” says Jay Traynham, Attorney for CSX
Transportation.

The jury decided on nearly $2 million for pain and suffering and more
than $9 million for the value of her life. This includes everything she
would have earned in her lifetime working as a camera assistant.

Of the 11.2 Million award, 35% will be paid by CSX, 28% by Miller and
18% by Rayonier.

Sarah Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth, said in a statement “We
felt that this trial was necessary in order to learn what happened that
tragic day of February 20, 2014. It is only with the discovery of what
could have been done differently that we might avoid another similar
tragic loss of life.”

They went on to say, “Frankly, I believe that the evidence in this
trial indicated that CSX has systemic issues that need corrected.”

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2017-07-17/jury-csx-must-pay-39-million-family-worker-killed-train-savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A jury has found a railroad company responsible in the
2014 death of a movie worker on a Georgia railroad bridge, awarding the
young woman’s family $3.9 million in damages.

The verdict against CSX Transportation came Monday in a civil lawsuit
the parents of Sarah Jones filed in the Feb. 20, 2014, crash. Jones was
killed when a freight train slammed into film workers shooting a movie
about singer Gregg Allman.

Attorneys for Jones’ family argued CSX should have taken precautions to
avoid the crash. They said two CSX trains that passed the movie crew
before the collision should have reported the group.

CSX attorneys blamed filmmakers who were denied permission by CSX to
shoot on its tracks. Film director Randall Miller served a year in jail
for Jones’ death.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

That's right DoingFine!
Don't forget it is your responsibility to keep your body
hydrated also, therefore CSX will no longer supply you with ice 
and water. Why you're at it don't forget the toilet paper!
Also in the near future CSX will be installing Reverser vending 
machines in all crew rooms. You will be required to purchase
a reverser for your train. Price will be determined by the trip
rate at 5%. More to come. Takes time for precision railroading
to take effect!

Name: Doingfine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will
discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items
boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else  on behalf of
employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number
of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or  oxygen.

Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and
irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that
supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide
range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are
expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund  by ensuring they
arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners.

Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving
to make our company the worse in the railroad industry.


We're just happy to do our part Sir.  Thank you Sir, may we have
another?

Name: Sickofit!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

L&N. 

JUST STOP IT!!! You do it everytime that retarded want to be pines
chimes back in. Same crap everytime.After 15 yrs you would think you
would get it. The wack job comes back every time the site gets hot just
to get attention.  Beginning to think you two feed off of each otber! 

FRA INSPECTORS IN GREATLAKES DIVISION....WE KNOW YOU ARE READING THIS
SITE EVERYDAY.YOU ARE OFFICIALLY PUT ON NOTICE THAT THE NO MAPPING RULE
IS BEING CONSIDERED A HAZARDOUS AND UNSAFE PRACTICE AND IS A BLATANT
ATTACK ON THE MENTAL STABILITY OF CREWS UNDER SLEEP FATIGUE.
YOU WERE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE POLICY AND STATED IT WOULD BE INVESTIGATED
BY THE CHICAGO HOME OFFICE.  THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE TO THE
COMPLAINT FILED AS OF YET. YOU MUST ANSWER TO THE COMPLAINT CHARGED. IT
IS FEDERAL LAW. CREWS ARE SHORTER THAN EVER AND BEING USED IN TOTAL
VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENTS. EXTRA BOARD WORK IS BEING FORCED ON
POOL CREWS WHEN EXTRA BOARD MEN ARE AVAILABLE. CHIEFS REFUSE TO USE
THEM SO THEY CAN SAVE THEM FOR LATER. TRAIN LINE UP'S ARE INACCURATE
AND UNRELIABLE BECAUSE NO EXTRA BOARD WORK IS LISTED ON THE POOLS. THEY
ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN POOL LINE UP! POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO
MONITOR THE ENTIRE SYSTEM.
MY ENGINEER HAD BEEN UP FOR 23 HOURS WITH NO SLEEP BEFORE WE MARKED OFF
DUTYY BECAUSE THE EXTRA BOARD WORK WE WERE FORCED TO DO WAS CALLED 9
HOURS BEFORE OUR NEXT SCHEDULED TRAIN. WE SAT FOR 2 HOURS IN LINE OF
ROAD IN A SIDING WAITING FOR TRAINS AND SIGNAL REPAIRS.  DID THE
ENGINEER TAKE A NAP? YOU BET HE DID! IS THAT AGAINST HARRISON CSX LAW
NOW? YOU BET IT IS! WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE CSX CORP. VOTED IN A NEW
TYRANT WITH NO REGARD TO THE SAFE TREATMENT OF THE CREWS. 
IT IS YOUR JOB TO STEP IN AND PROTECT THE CREWS FROM UNNECESSARY
FATIGUE AND ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT. DO YOUR JOB OR SHIT WILL ROLL UP HILL.
YOU HAD A COMPLAINT FILED. NOW GIVE US SOME ANSWERS!

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed.   I'm seeing a lot of
new ones.   This is a great way to let the public know the truth.     



I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters.  Please post reviews
and comments anywhere on social media.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

CSX just cut the safety boot program!!!!! 

Nice to see they put safety first. What a joke.

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

There are posts on here:  something about how all what's going on now
will pass.  And:  the Ol' csx system that was known before will
probably not be the same........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

talking about THREE yard shifts a day? I thought TWO 12 hour shifts per
day, and perhaps a brakeman to keep speed up. AND, as mentioned
recently, not so much punching EHH in face, saying we are enslaved at
$90k per year, all the silliness that makes us look like irrational
idiots to the public. There are good, coherent arguments that can be
made. And of course...are Pines and LN Dispatcher the same person?

Name: Slow it down
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2017

Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2  crews per shift
equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per
day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars
being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are
on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly.  Don't do anything
obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already
cloging up!!  Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No
brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on
the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake
instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl89g2SwMh4
So you take the crowd here and that would be about what the railroads
have ran down like dogs since. PROOF video has been around a long
time.

So L@N when you gonna put the FAKE Compost Shoveler in your handle?
Here you who never worked a day on a railroad asking stupid questions.

Never was stupid enough to get on a train bomb and run it like a idiot
with no brakes or steering to need an emergency myself. Somehow the
railroad finds the kool-aid drinkers though.

Dispatch go like Lost Three this is Lost One are you Lost Two? Or 
maybe "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe how ya hear my radio"? Loud and clear
but all that hummm.

http://wtop.com/dc-transit/2017/06/no-way-csx-crew-directly-contact-amtrak-train-struck-union-rep-says/

“So there wouldn’t have been any interactional communication between
the crews unless CSX had notified either Amtrak or possibly the tower
in Union Station that they had a crew that was either on the ground or
had a train with a problem, and that may very well be one of the issues
that they look into: the communication with who, and what if any
notification had been given,” Harris said. He represents Amtrak and
commuter locomotive engineers.

The big question is why KIDS were being trained on a busy track and not
on L@Ns back yard track in Idaho

Name: Cliff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir
credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words
are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us
look childish and stupid

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

No more pushers after July 22 crews must double hills real safe, real
smart, real good for velocity what are they thinking!!!!

Name: Yes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

great post guarddog.   The most truth I've heard in a long time.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

“We had a rule that said you could take a nap while you worked,” Mr.
Harrison ( Eugene) said in a recent interview. “We don’t have that
now.”
 Looks like the old horse thief Harrison is up to his arrogant
propaganda and  worker bashing again. Big man on campus with his Wall
Street journal lackey,  I mean reporter, Paul ziobro controlling the
narrative how lazy and entitled we are. NO NAPPING. You overpaid lazy
under worked lay abouts is what all the Headline readers Thoughts are.
Little mention of schedules. Forced work days. Nor a few other reasons
this was helpful. When they brought necessity up  it's well down in
the article.
 Eugenes other slightly less than stellar actions include stealing a
guys lunch money and giving it to fat pink palmed paulie, paramount to
horse thievery. Paulie is the enemy. Every time that sorry classless
bastard walks out of a Walmart someone should belittle him. Harass him
verbally. Hope he touches you. Then bash his gold fillings down his
throat. For the rest of paulies life he should be looking over his
shoulder. No paulie the teamsters do not like you. Nor are they afraid
of you. You will reap what you've sown  paulie. Have no doubt. 
Paul.Ziobro@wsj.com
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-more-naps-on-the-railroad-says-new-csx-boss-1500024602
Need to post this article on social media. Explain the facts.  Don't
let Eugene regain the initiative in the propaganda war. Post it. Spread
it. Get the truth out there. Kinda ironic the old horse thief steals
workers money. 12+ hours days without breaks or lunches then lies and
claims we have an entitled culture. While giving paulie our stolen
lunch money. Unbelievable. Rotten Eugene to the core. Works from home
while denying us sick time. Capitalism run amok. This cannot stand.
Strike? Refuse return orders? Stand like men or die like worms. Horse
thief's use to get hung. That would be to good for these two. Guy
works his ass off to provide for his family and these two steal his
money. Refusing to pay earned overtime. Miles ran. Contractural claims.
Then lie to the press. Where's Justice. When's Justice. How's
Justice. 

Ps. Conrail merger brought chaos. Service interruptions. Government
stepped in. Perhaps that's what is needed.....

Pps. Eugene says this is his best gig ever. Obviously because he has
more workers to abuse, demean, humiliate, and  steal from. Lucky us.
God you brought us Goliath, now where's david

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

Pines , go back to your jail cell, you damn convict . You must have the
ankle monitor around your neck because it's cutting off the oxygen to
your brain. The question is, just how loud did your wife scream right
before she had her brains splattered all over the front and of am EMD?
Crawl back into your banjo ditch. Let's see, you've been arrested,
your son has been arrested, your 219 pound fat ugly daughter-in-law has
been arrested, you guys are nothing more then a bunch of trailer oark
white trash. Now, go sit on a railroad spike, you piece of shit excuse
for human being.

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

So L@N when you gonna put the FAKE Compost Shoveler in your handle? Here
you who never worked a day on a railroad asking stupid questions.

Never was stupid enough to get on a train bomb and run it like a idiot
with no brakes or steering to need an emergency myself. Somehow the
railroad finds the kool-aid drinkers though.

Dispatch go like Lost Three this is Lost One are you Lost Two? Or 
maybe "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe how ya hear my radio"? Loud and clear
but all that hummm.

http://wtop.com/dc-transit/2017/06/no-way-csx-crew-directly-contact-amtrak-train-struck-union-rep-says/

“So there wouldn’t have been any interactional communication between
the crews unless CSX had notified either Amtrak or possibly the tower
in Union Station that they had a crew that was either on the ground or
had a train with a problem, and that may very well be one of the issues
that they look into: the communication with who, and what if any
notification had been given,” Harris said. He represents Amtrak and
commuter locomotive engineers.

The big question is why KIDS were being trained on a busy track and not
on L@Ns back yard track in Idaho

Name: Csx
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold

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

Pines one other thing, what the what the hell do you mean by a broken
train?  I have no idea what the hell you're talking about. Big
problems, neither do you . You just make up your own terminology... I
mean really, just what your fucking problem?

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

Pindturd: well, have you ever thrown a train in emergency ? Do you know
the ramifications by throwing a train an emergency?  Have you ever
pulled a throttle or thrown a training emergency? Have you ever
answered a radio 
transmission as a dispatcher ? Have you ever replaced a knuckle? Have
you ever had answer an emergency transmission by train for an
emergency?

 I will answer all these questions for you, no you absolutely have not
done any of those . Now, have you ever trespassed on the railroad
property ? Answer is well,i guess you have because your wife did and
she suffered the consequences, didn't she? She got splattered all over
the rail . Pines you are as clueless as a Christmas goose . If you
trespass on company properrty and get killed , it is your fault. Now,
please tell me what kind of idiot setd shop in the middle of the rail
and then get hit by a train and complain?
 I never known any more of an idiot savant than you.

So, if I set up shop in the middle of 95 and get hit by a
tractor-trailer , it is a tractor-trailer's fault ?  

 You are nothing but an absolute idiot.  Who in the hell ties your
shoelaces in the morning?

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

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article161008419.html

..The jury also saw videotaped testimony by Matthew Stewart, a CSX
dispatcher who said he's been alerted by train crews spotting wayward
cows and drunk men wandering too close to the tracks. Stewart said he
can respond by ordering nearby trains to slow down and calling
authorities near the scene....

Talking about brain dead idiots---Duh-- TWO calls---Geez, that would be
any day for an hour---Where are the thousands of calls brain dead
idiots???

Then where the two workers were killed by Amtrak---""CSX had no way
to contact Amtrak" about a broken train. So what does Dispatch do??
Sit there with their thumbs screwed up their ass?

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

CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week
advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72
hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72
hours is an "enhancement".



No yard PTI?  Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist.   CSX
lies to customers,employees and themselves.

We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not
getting enough oxygen.

Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable
contract.

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

Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The
board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that
short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck
themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have
1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences
them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit.
I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because
they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your
fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and
is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout
the company with no plan to get them to their destination.

Name: Clifford
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks
customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the
dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont
kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking
fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have
heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it
comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify
management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get
forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will
go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our
contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling
contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end
up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get
done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and
safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r
railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained
professional industrial athletes we r.

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

It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the
Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2017

Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also
starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

CSX rock crawler/pines


GO AWAY! Don't go away mad just go away.  Go tell your little csx
public safety director that you are not wanted. Go find another
"FAKE" post to put on here.  

Sidings are plugged for 90 miles on the greatlakes division. Cant get
the freight across the road and customers are not getting their goods.
On the brink of gridlock. What's happening out there?  Is it because
so many yards have been cut down or so many people have lost their jobs
and said screw it and just quit instead of moving 100's of miles away.
Is it because they have cut so many local jobs that no one can get
anything done. Extra boards are exhausted and trains are sitting out
again.  Now crews are dealing with the new PTC on the greatlakes
division and it isn't working with the TO program. Train after train
is going into suppression because the programs just aren't compatible.
Many complain the TO is too fast. Runs to hot for the PTC. Now is not
the time for train delays. Its always something with this outfit and
now the new CEO and his precision railroading plan has everything in
turmoil. Avon yard was plugged and couldn't take anymore freight. 

How the stock is going up is beyond all of us. Do the investors crunch
numbers, count their un hatched chickens or just live on pure fake
speculations!  That is a question as old as "what came first, the
chicken or the egg!"

Name: UP El Chapo 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2017

UP Management:

Profits will only improve when you decide to post bail for El Chapo, so
that the drug trains can start raining profits again. Maybe one of your
stogies can tap on Jim Young's grave, and ask how he got away with the
crime of the century....Or maybe not..,because Karma is a Bitch that
needs another Whore!

Name: Republic of the US
E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-?
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2017

Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be
remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take
much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail
transportation. With or without the union you have to save your
railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.

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

Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my
fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a
paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let
each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the
truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but
there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on.
Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the
future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we
have...

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2017

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article161008419.html

..The jury also saw videotaped testimony by Matthew Stewart, a CSX
dispatcher who said he's been alerted by train crews spotting wayward
cows and drunk men wandering too close to the tracks. Stewart said he
can respond by ordering nearby trains to slow down and calling
authorities near the scene....

Talking about brain dead idiots---Duh-- TWO calls---Geez, that would be
any day for an hour---Where are the thousands of calls brain dead
idiots???

Name: Never happen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming
..

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after
10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

I agree with you 100%

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

Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the
dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a
yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's
no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes
and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our
unions aren't even interested.

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

precision
I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down
without a crew.    Thanks for the info


New dude 
I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up
with.  The stress not being able to stay rested for a job.  Most of all
the intimidation of the new idpap.

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

Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things.
Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've
heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because
there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than
a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and
they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no
trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means
what again??

Name: bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Hey precision

It's funny how we all know the truth.  Meanwhile csx is spreading the
lies about how well this is all working out.

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

Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New
castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't
handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a
meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just
to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked
extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track
to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam
engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow,
right?

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Avon yard is shutting down?   That yard has been in operation for over
100yrs.  Where will all the men move to?  What would be the closest
move?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2017

Looks like the only SMART employee at Avon was Dave Harris. I hear he's
hiring at his new plant in Jax .  GOOO Dave!

Name: Candle in the wind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Melt down at Avon Yard, melt down on the St. Louis Line, meltdown at
Hawthorne Yard,meltdown everywhere.  Avon can't take trains in, to
many to hump. Hawthorne holding 400 Avon car's, St. Louis Line is the
Nashville Division's bitch.  Great plan, precision railroading at
it's best!

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2017

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article161008419.html

..The jury also saw videotaped testimony by Matthew Stewart, a CSX
dispatcher who said he's been alerted by train crews spotting wayward
cows and drunk men wandering too close to the tracks. Stewart said he
can respond by ordering nearby trains to slow down and calling
authorities near the scene....

Talking about brain dead idiots---Duh TWO calls---Geez, that would be
any day for an hour---Where are the thousands of calls brain dead
idiots???

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Conductor:

Don't blame 3-step on "CSX".  It was a former Conrail rule that FRA
loved.  Google the SOFA Analysis Working Group and you will find that
this FRA sponsored group of labor, company and FRA reps named this as a
recommended practice and the industry was highly "suggested" to
follow.  It will be interesting to see how the Trump FRA will react to
the "new" CSX outlook on safety, including charging employees for
injuries.

I don't disagree with you that all but a braindead idiot needs this
rule, but sadly we have a few of those around.  

Like everything in that rulebook, it is written in blood, by attorneys.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Don't know about anyone else but I'm afraid to lose my job. After 20
year's of being a locomotive engineer for CSX and being a loyal
employee and only marking off with days I've earned.  I surely don't
want end my career working for a place that could care less about
me.How much money does one man need at so many others misery.

Name: moving on
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Facts

Facts or no facts, it isn't going to matter in a month anyway. Avon
yard will be closed down and everyone relocated elsewhere. Your TM that
you want buried wont be a TM anyway. Your intimidated female PTI driver
wont have a job either. HH wants them all gone. Call cab service as 
needed. No one is condoning anyone for doing anything wrong but this
isn't the first time someone has moved up into the ranks and was
suddenly accused of sexual misconduct when things weren't going the
way someone wanted it. As for the person making the accusations, just
hope its not the same person that made those kind of accusations about
male crew members in the past and had those charges thrown out because
they were blown up to be more than what they were. Don't get egg on
your face. If you weren't involved and aren't a witness it is best
you keep out of it because running your yap can get you charged just as
well. Being charged with trying to instigate violence and harassment in
the work place will get you walked out the door.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Horny Harrison


Do you even know what 3 step is?  Really?  Let me educate you. It is
when the engineer Sets his brakes, centers the reverser on the
locomotive and TURNS OFF THE GENERATOR FIELD SWITCH SO THE LOCOMOTIVE
WONT BE ABLE TO LOAD UP. Now, let me ask you something. Just how many
engineers do you think have actually turned the generator field back
on, moved the reverser to move forwards or backwards, released the
brakes, then throttled out and ran over or backed over a conductor and
killed him after he asked for 3 step. In the 20 years I have been an
engineer NONE IN MY DIVISION!  You know why? Because we aren't frickin
retarded idiots.  Yes it may have been a rule to make sure that some
totally brain dead moron didn't back over anyone but it just goes to
show that we are a lot smarter than CSX has given us credit for, We
aren't as dumb and ignorant as they would like to believe. As far as I
know only a conductor running a remote has run over himself. They did it
to themselves.  Now as for your other statements, there is some truth,
but stick to comments that really make some sense and argue against the
changes that are  going to ruin our craft and our family lives. Like
destroying our seniority. That is everything in the Railroad industry
and having the ability to work your way up into a job that is tolerable
is gold to us. Argue for a policy that allows us to be home with our
families more and less running back and forth every 10 hours after we
get home.  And that's all hours of the night and day.  Argue for
reasonable work conditions that don't turn us into work mules and go
for this-go for that bitches. Cutting locals and road switchers cuts
jobs and puts the work load on road crews coming in to take up the
slack! Fight for our rights to use our medical policies as we see fit
for our spouses and our children. Fight for our right to take Daily
vacations and personal days as were agreed upon by our union agreement.
NO MORE BLACKOUTS BECAUSE THEY WONT KEEP ENOUGH PEOPLE HIRED TO ALLOW US
TO BE OFF! The list goes on and on but I think you get the idea now.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Facts are,1.there was a report made, 2. He did try to investigate the
report made, instead of staying out if it like he was supposed to do.
3. He made that person uncomfortable. 4. That is intimidation.  Not
gossip,  not payback,  his own doing.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

when the new attendance policy comes out.  We will all bitch about it. 
We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our
union will post or mail out a reply.   The letter from the union will
read something like.  "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we
extremely protested the new policy.  We will do everything in our power
to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But
remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company
ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the
last 5 policies stuck.

When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health
care.  The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. 
The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings
about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made.  The
local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. 
Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than
par.  Insurance will increase.  Work rules will be favor of the
carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they
did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration
this contract surpassed  their wildest imagination.   They will praise
one another for their relentless fight with the carrier.  They will pat
one another on the back for their great success.
Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times

Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating
this bullshit.

Name: Horny Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is
going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be
sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard
in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business),
we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in
Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls
in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families
or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that
makes $50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for $20 an
hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be
complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance.
We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads
and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses
and suck on oxygen bottles!!!!

CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there
now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash,
CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for
the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the
most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives
at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider
trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to
come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!

Name: Notch8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic
effects ours. What rumor are going around?

Name: SLOW DOWN
E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly
decimated within the next month

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana
peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his
legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or
another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

This is only going to last for so long ehh has one foot in the grave and
one on a banana peel. The Lord only promised 70 years this old geezer is
living on borrowed time.

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

REDI Center sold.   Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up.
The worst is yet to come.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years
my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him
fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come
on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of
HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has
his own muscle to watch his back.

Name: ETHICS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

10-20


State facts. Not gossip. Not one single female driver has even
suggested they were harassed. Not one PTI driver has heard one bit of
evidence of seen anything inappropriate. Do not say they are afraid to
come forward because that is a lie. In fact two have already filed
complaints and charges against PTI for their treatment. None of them
are afraid of anything. You are obviously disgruntled because he has
become your boss now and isn't as chummy with you as in the past.
Maybe your are a TM who was asked to leave and then was replaced by a
promoted YM when you feel you should have been offered your job back.
Maybe you are a PTI driver who is mad because this TM wont let you have
your pick of shifts and you are retaliating. What ever your reason, if
you have proof put your money where you mouth is. If you know something
and they find out later that you did you will be charged with failure to
report. Come forward , state facts or find something better to do with
your anger.

Name: milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

bhornet

Great idea!   I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone
needs to do this.   Lets bring all the attention we can to this company.
  The contract proposal is a joke.  The idpap is a joke. The previous
idpap wasn't strict enough?  Caps is a joke.   I just heard from tm
that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon.  I think
this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out.  I don't
know how it could be any worse.   I heard Peter was coming back to.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

VIERLING AND FULLA HAVE FIRED A LOT OF GOOD RAILROADERS DURING THEIR
TENOR, MOST BECAUSE YOUR WEREN'T ONE OF THEIR YES MEN OR IN THEIR
LITTLE CLICK OF CRONIES. I BELIEVE IN KARMA HOPE IT COMES SOON.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Beware lady drivers, Avon trainmaster Derek Asher may look sweet n
innocent,  but all he wants is to get his dick wet, and then blame
everything on you... nothing is ever his fault. Listen up jacks-ville
lawsuits coming on this man and anyone else who knew what was going on
and did nothing to stop it

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

You Boys and Girls think the current attendance Policy blows, wait until
you see the one that is coming out very soon.  Looks like the employees
are gonna have to start contacting Lawyers to stop this madness.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

I won't be intimidated or threatened anymore by a certain trainmaster
at Avon yard, reports a plenty now...beware it's pouring now and
nothing stopping, van driver from standing her ground. She is scared
but she's ready for the fight Derek Asher. You have screwed for the
last time, and now you're screwed...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

HH is right on track with Management and demeaning women. Must have had
a class at Avon Yard on how to treat women, the TM's have it down pat
there. Young Derricks may have his last coming now.... We women shall
stand against them all

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX.  Be truthful let the
nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.

Name: Little Jimmy Decker
E-mail: liljim_decker@csx,com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Heard Ewing was demeaning female TM on conference call the other day and
he has made other derogatory comments in front of other women since
washing up on the shore of the St Johns River.

This, outside of his death, is the only way to get rid of this bully. 
I hope some of the fired managers file suit or if a protected class
file EEO complaint.  

I implore anyone that has been humiliated, publically belittled or
cursed at by this thug or his hired CN reject hands to file complaints,
talk to a lawyer, etc.  The BoD will have no choice if he becomes too
much of a liability.

EHH, we are watching............

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

To the guy asking about the boot program: it applies to everyone. I was
told last night by a reliable source  to get your boots by the 31st.

Name: BighairyP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock
HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH.  Everything
coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. 


when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

ATTENTION CREWS AND OTHER POSTERS


Seems that the disruption is hitting an all time high in the last two
week. After scanning the servers, there seems to be quite a few hits
coming from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida(Jacksonville).
Apparently the posters have struck a nerve with upper management and
their moles have crawled out from under their rocks again. Below is a
list of the most hit topics under review with the cause of concern.

#1- IDPAP-Discipline harassment and excessive charging
#2- Vierling-Conduct unbecoming and embarrassment to the company
#3- Brake sticks- lack of concern for safety and injury protection
#4-Hunter Harrrisons health- Concern for stockholders, wall street, and
investors reaction to unstable condition of CEO.

Keep up your discussions and do not let the moles distract you. They
love nothing more than to drag you into worthless childs play such as
longshoreman and others have done.  You have the attention of
corporate! Use it wisely!

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

T&E

You were warned on this site that the new IDPAP was going to be an open
target practice policy. Like you were told, keep the previous copy. They
put in writing examples of what the company agreed were minor or serious
offenses in the past. No reason to make an offense they turned their
heads to more offensive since Hunter took over. It is unacceptable.
Meet with your local union representatives and begin a plan of action
to combat what looks to be a plan to impose excessive discipline.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Dear Longboring men, apparently you have no good comebacks so this is my
last input,railroaders by federal law are prohibited from striking cuz
we would shut America down including your port, but you my friends went
on strike a few years back and nobody gave a shit. P.S. I saw a help
wanted for Longshoremen it said must be able to Swallow being able to
run a crane or forklift optional.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

The old rule of thumb was that IF you were a really good manager in one
industry and were forced out you would be snapped up or even promoted
in another industry. Even at the least, a related industry. What CSX
manager is getting grabbed up to run Sears? What manager is grabbed up
to run a trucking line, or airline, or rent a car business, or
something related? No Bill Gates, or Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk here.
Oddly enough, Oscar Munoz partially fits the description. No other CSX
manager is snapped up for anything, although I heard that John
Bradley!! got fired and actually was hired by BNSF! Who would have
thunk it!

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Yeh boys or Transgender Longshoremen sounds like you pecker heads would
be outta work if it weren't for the railroad. Next time a train comes
in get on your knees and pray or better yet while you're down there
Bob on the knob girl friend lol

Name: Captain Crunch  dingle Berries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Must have struck a nerve there boys sorry about the mix up that's why
they call you Longshoremen the seamen coming into port stick their long
dongs down your throats should call you homoshorman

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Here's the two takeaways from that article that the socialists who
published it, and you, simply glossed over.

" In 1967, Canadian National employed about 125,000 people in Canada,
and the company’s operating losses were paid by Canadian taxpayers."

Hunter reduced that number to 18,500 by 2004.

Was CN a railroad or a social welfare experiment?  How do you cut that
drastically and still manage to run a RR?  Obviously no one cared since
the taxpayers were picking up the tab.  After a while, the money runs
out and the end result is much worse.  Somewhere, somehow, the adults
always have to take up the slack.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

http://fyouth.com/news/corporate-villain-of-the-month--hunter-harrison-january-2012
From 2012 but seems relevant at this particular time and place.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Mr. Longshore get on your boat and go out to sea for 3 months at at at a
time, and when you need some sex get on your knees and service the
Captain while the first mate does you from behind.I hear Longshoremen
have highest homo percentage among all blue collar workers.That's why
they call you seamen cuz you swallow!!!

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat,
stupid, piece of sh*t.

PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece
of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also
an adulterous piece of sh*t.

PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding
the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test
done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t
in Orlando?

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

A self supporting pool is an  xtra board and y'all voted it in

Name: WTFFFFFFF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!!

You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th
2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry
your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting
boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't!

Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up.  2% pay raise each year
for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is
figured at 4%.   SCREW THAT SHIT!

Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. 
ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS.
COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM
TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS
WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY
WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY!
This frickin nut job is out of his mind.  What the hell is a local job
for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the
limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did
just fine. 
I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was
there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9
hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my
family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this
that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry
or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel  power in
the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've
been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its
time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's
what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! 
And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because
that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out
were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit.  FRA and
union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us
a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5
hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life.   You better be talking to
your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit
and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock
down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and
local work after we have been gone for days!

Name: Damn straight 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Amen brother to many cry baby pussies out here

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

So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first
came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want
them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's
another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at
those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking
to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders
again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're
afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't
belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called
a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that
we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.

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

I've been around forever and I have rarely seen much evidence of
managerial ability. The few that might have any are called in by higher
management and threatened if not focused on discipline (primary
measurement), followed by excessive hours worked, time spent in strip
bars,and family connections. Despite RR myth, very few are educated,
and if so, are forced out. Per org chart, a few folks in Operations
Research ARE educated (you have to be) and are typically foreign, with
actual PhD's or good quality masters degrees. Usually people with
those backgrounds go to better jobs, often with high security clearance
required. CSX doesn't need security clearance, Boeing does. Regular RR
management jobs have zero education, or mail order BS, or possibly a U.
of Phoenix or Excelsior MBA. Ward had a summer session quicky course
from Harvard, for people already executives with money. He did NOT have
a Harvard MBA. Sounds better when you mumble it. His Ma had a Pizza shop
and pool hall, IIRC. David Levan was a Public Accountant w/accounting
degree, but no CPA (I know, I asked him) nor anything else. Seemingly A
decent guy, too, IIRC. EHH? I'm guessing he has the same gang structure
as CSX, EXCEPT ALL EX-CN, CP, IC, etc. It's a shame we couldn't get
Jeff Bezos, who PLANS in advance and then makes radical changes ONCE
THEY WILL WORK. No thrashing around, no mass confusion.

Name: Back to craft
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Brake sticks being gone is simple, $$$.

The old brake sticks cost nearly $500 a piece when we changed to new
ones last year which cost nearly $400 a piece.  Start adding those
numbers up, by the way just don't think the ones that you see at a
terminal have been there a long time, they were always getting lost and
disappearing on trains.  Location I worked we bought 6 new a month just
to keep up. This is just one location out of many on csx. Do the math,
it's all about the dollars. Soon it will be about shoulder injuries.

Name: advisor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

ALL T&E employee's


KEEP YOUR COPY OF THE PREVIOUS IDPAP POLICY. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS MAY
BE THE ONLY THING YOUR UNION REP CAN USE TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING
TERMINATED FOR A MAJOR CHARGE THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED NON-MAJOR.


Previous IDPAP... Three groups: Minor-serious-major.

New IDPAP.....Non-major and Major

Previous IDPAP....List of Minor and Serious offenses. A single serious
offense will not be considered sufficient to warrant dismissal.

Previous IDPAP....List of Major offenses

New IDPAP....List of almost identical offenses. One MAJOR CHANGE. THE
THREAT OF A CHARGE FOR THE VIOLATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY. Please
view page #4 closely (example #11)

The new IDPAP policy is extremely condensed and vague as to what should
be considered a non-major. No examples were given as what should be
considered minor or serious. This leaves any action not listed in the
major category as open for interpretation. Remember the
disclaimer....Listed examples are illustrative only and not intended to
limit appropriate handling. Example of minor and serious offenses in the
previous IDPAP are examples the company  put in writing that they felt
were to be handled under a specific level of discipline. There is no
valid reason any of the previous examples under minor or serious should
be trumped up as a MAJOR offenses unless the employee is a repeat
offender.

Social Media charge under Major.....You can find the social media
guidelines in the csx codes of ethic on page 38 and the gateway.
However, do not be afraid to use any social media site, including this
one.  As previously posted:

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

Please remember that many view this website on a daily basis. Do not be
afraid to use this site to have healthy and productive discussions.
However, when doing so remember that post done in a professional manner
are more credible than post that consist of nothing but gossip, garbage
and extreme hostility.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2017

Phil you are exactly right about Jack "me off" Vierling he knows
nothing about railroading I worked for him years ago the man couldn't
switch 2 blue box cars outta 3 green ones nor could he run a Damm train
around a Christmas tree let alone be upper management what a fucking
joke.ones like him are a lot of CSX problems

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

somebody said today, Sunday,7-09-17, that HH is in the hospital. Anybody
know if that is true? And if so, why? Just curious, since he probably
needs frequent monitoring, BUT could also have increase in serious
problems.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Lloyd

Good guess would be the amount of guys who tore their rotar up with it,
or the 30 minutes they had to wait to find one to use so they wouldn't
get wrote up. Could be the broken ones laying all over the yard that
everyone was tripping over or the stolen ones. Maybe not ever finding
one out on the line of road or missing from those plastic holders they
tried to lock them in.  Waste of dam money. I put hand brakes on for 10
years before I hit the seat. No problem. Just wont climb to the top of
the dam coal hoppers. Not safe. skip it and go to the next. Boys better
get in shape. Going to be hard to climb on a car when you weight 250
pounds and lay around.  Better hit the gyms.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Just looking for some reactions and responses tonight not a debate. 
What could be the biggest reason or justifications for no brake sticks?
 Be creative, I don't need any simpleton answers like cost cutting.
I've not even seen the new bulletin so as far as I know its a rumor
but I don't put anything past this guy so I'll assume it's true.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Where's Yummy !!!!!!!

Name: ADVISOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

ALL T&E employee's

Do not discard your copy of the previous IDPAP policy. The information
printed in section II under serious offenses may be the only thing that
your union rep can use to reverse a ruling of Termination if the
violation you are charged with is interpreted as a MAJOR offense but
would have been viewed as a serious offense as stated in the previous
IDPAP policy.  

The new IDPAP policy is written in two sections. Section I-NON MAJOR
Section II-Major offenses warranting removal.

You should have noticed that minor offenses and serious
offenses(previous policy) have been grouped together under section
I(non-major) in the new policy. 

NOW LOOK VERY CAREFULLY AT THE LIST OF MAJOR OFFENSES UNDER PART II OF
THE NEW IDPAP POLICY. These violations are almost identical to the
previous listed violations in the previous policy.

No where in the new policy are the previous serious violations listed.
These serious offenses were considered offenses THAT WOULD NOT BE
CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL unless you were a repeat
offender. If you are charged with any of these offenses you have
grounds to argue that they should be considered under part I of the new
policy. 
The new IDPAP policy has been extremely condensed and is very vague on
what violations are truly considered offenses under section I.

Now lets get to one of the biggest changes in the new IDPAP policy
listed under MAJOR OFFENSES.
READ example/paragraph 10 on page #4 of the policy. No where in the
previous policy was there a reference made to "SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY".

You can find suggested guidelines in the CSX codes of ethics handbook
on page 38. Do not let this discourage you from having healthy
discussions on any social media site.  

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

Always remember that your post are viewed by numerous groups outside
the railroad industry. If you have a serious topic to address do it
with class and tact and not with trash and garbage. It will make your
post more credible.

Name: BLaCkHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/
Cut workforce by 1/3

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Phil Logan, you should probably seek legal council.  Doing as your
superior instructed you to do and then getting shit-canned and hung out
to dry for that very reason just ain't right.  There may be even some
racial biases involved with the whole thing.  You might be sitting on a
gold mine!

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

T&E

I don't know about you, but I was lead to believe if we ordered our
prescriptions through mail order they would be cheaper than if we got
them at a retailer (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) If you haven't read a copy
of the NCCC proposal it says that currently we are paying $25.00 for
formulary brand in network retail and $50.00 for formulary brand  in
network mail order.   Did our family read all this wrong in the past?
Were we not told that ordering our prescriptions by mail and doing 90
days at a time would be cheaper?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks.
I haven't  been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall
off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching
TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

HH is here to make money for Mantle Ridge and those who backed them. 
Nothing and no one is sacred and no one is safe.  HH reduced the CP
operating ratio to 58 percent, of which labor cost represented 19
percent.   CSX's OR is 67 percent and labor represents 28 percent. 
All other OR components of fuel, equipment, depreciation, and materials
are similar to what CPRS had.   HH needs to cut people, pure and simple!
 

Just remember at CPRS, 19K plus employees when he was hired and he
reduced employment to just over 12K.  

After 3 or 4 years of HH & Mantle Ridge, and a few months after the
departure of HH and after a new CEO takes over, CSX will begin an
apology tour with customers and attempt to mend relations with labor.
Till then, everyone has a bullseye on their back and damn the customer.
  HH famous quote to a top 5 paying freight paying customer, "Just
because you have a contract with rates, it doesn't mean I have to give
you service"  

Good luck and be safe!

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back
dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy
AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding
the bag, while he hid.  Right before he left, told me to hold trains
out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number
down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about
railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know.  What a
lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

new hq bulletin out today the use of brake sticks is now prohibited on
all CSX property

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

DQ's post below is an embarrassment to all engineers he was either
drunk, illiterate, or just stupid

Name: XVL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Conductor 30 

The IDPAP policy is a company policy. Our union's have no
authority/right to dictate the development of the policy. However they
do have the right to address any issue of a policy that may create a
hostile work enviorment or unfair labor practices.

APE 20-30 
You need to see a therapist. Your workers are losing their jobs. Yards
are being closed and jobs are being cut. You must be management because
you have nothing better to do than post pure smut about one of your
fellow TM'S.  Is he doing well enough that your job position is
threatened? Are you worried HH might think you can't cut the mustard?
It's dog eat dog again. This happened when Ward came in as CEO. Stab
each other in the back to insure your position. It's sad. You should
go back to the craft if you can. Your days as a supervisor are limited
with your obvious lack of professional skills. Let's not forget you
have also drawn attention to a wagon driver. Did it ever occure to you
that the drivers may all be put under a spot light now? Get it together
or see a company EAP counselor.

Name: CN Express
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Your new VP of Service Design when he was yard Supt. for CN in Canada.
Seems he okayed bigger cuts for the crews to switch a week or so
before. He then went out during a crew shortage and gave it the old
college try, nearly killing an inbound crew.

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2007/r07v0213/r07v0213.pdf

Name: Nathan curry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas
a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!

Name: DQ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Men:
Just getya a fuckin rules book and Schuckin stady dat book!
And reemeber toya reeds yat book ya goods!

And dawnt fagget to wears ya 

" I love csex caps"

I kneeds a bears to drinks mars.

Anywars reeds ya rools book likes a 

Goods. Csx amploytees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I've posted similar to this before, I hope someone paid attention. The
RR, whatever it's called on a certain day, is erratic, unstable, and
rewards bad behavior. Your goal: survive. 2 things: be thrifty, and
prepare you AND wife (or S.O.) for post RR life. Prepare a
"portfolio" (like a resume) listing everything you have done that may
translate to college (i.e. Marine Boot is 6 credits of Phys. Ed., not
really the same but plays the game), any scrap college credits,
technical training, edu. things you forgot but need to document NOW,
this is not a 2 hour exercise, take it seriously, check out tech and
trade schools, perhaps wife can upgrade from Wal-Mart to pharmacy tech,
(or if lucky from LPN to RN or better) don't buy the new Silverado,
don't know if CSX will pay any tuition but try, (Indiana if can get
Indiana address ex. 901 S. Emerson Hawthorne or friend lets you choose
Western Governors University) or any certificates you can pick up, if
lucky it will work out. You are in iceberg alley, same as Titanic,
don't assume iceberg won't hit you. If near retirement note you and
wife each get 8% EXTRA $$ per year COMPOUNDED so hang on long as
possible, goal is extra $$ NOT promotion or making friends.ANYWAY,
PLAN. Don't stew and drink and hope for a miracle. Assist your
brothers if possible but remember your TM's and union reps are ALL
looking out for themselves.Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Reality Check:
No doubt, the CSX system is (was) very different than the others.
The Board Of Directors \ shareholders put EHH in overall charge.
Not employees or any shippers who can/may be hurt. 
 
Some of the lyrics of an old song:  "You don't know what you've got
'til it's gone".

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the
government cheese line

Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was
coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a
bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is
the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success,
time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but
the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he
wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt
change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on
us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the
promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics.
Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the
same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go
blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing
yesterday, the scoreboard said so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP:
We'll be told it is a company "policy" and NOT a contractual
agreement. 

Income Protection Insurance Plan:
Anybody who carries one should read over their individual\particular
policy and be aware - should it contain examples of when benefits may
not be payable.   Cancel?   It's your money, so do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

That reads like a law suit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Avon trainmaster: Derek Ass-her, is screwing van driver. While on duty.
Throwing what little weight he has by threatening her, that he has the
power to kick her off the yard and keep off the yard unless she gives
it up to him. She is too humiliated to report him... beware of this
creep,  Derek Asher

Name: New IDPAP 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 July 2017

New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3
strikes and your out.  Includes violations of policy like attendance.


Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday.


Wonder what the GCs have to say?

Name: No mo CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era
(pre-Harrison)fired today. 

12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on
Friday night.



Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?)  are the real
walking dead. 

Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after
they do his bidding.

Name: Chris Worth
E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700
Saturday....

We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense.  Second
non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. 
Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone.  Attendance policy violated 2
times in three years, gone.  Major offense also counts in non-major
category.  Looks like two or three strikes and yer out!  Wonder what
GC's in UTU and BLET have to say????


                    C S X   T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
                                CSXT SYSTEM
                               JULY 7, 2017

              BULLETINS & NOTICES    SYSTEM NOTICE       103

TO:         T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED
SUBJECT:    NEW IDPAP
EFFECTIVE:  0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017

ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR
  OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY
  08, 2017.

ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17

  PURPOSE

  CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM,
  REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A
  CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT
  THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS.

  THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO
IMPROVE
  AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE
COMPANY
  ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE
  MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED
IN
  A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW.
  RESPONSIBILITIES

  CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND
DEPENDABLE;
  TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD
TEAMWORK
  AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES.

  CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH
  ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE
  TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND
CONSISTENT
  TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE
ALTERNATIVES
  TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.








  GENERAL GUIDELINES

  PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS
  POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART
II.
  THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT
  INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT
OFFENSES
  THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND,
  INCLUDING DISMISSAL.

  FRA REVOCATION EVENTS

  IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN
  ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED
  EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY
  FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE
EMPLOYEE'S
  RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK
HISTORY,
  DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH
ADDITIONAL
  TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS
REVOKED,
  CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.
  PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE
OR
  VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT
  RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT
OTHERWISE
  IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY.

  A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED
  PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE
  SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED
  RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT
  HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3)
YEAR
  ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE
HANDLED
  IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW.

  MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE
NON-CRITICAL
  MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING.












     PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT*           |      DISCIPLINE
     -----------------------------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)         | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE
                         |           COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
                         |           AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF
                         |           THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
                         |           ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
------------------------------------------------------------------
     SECOND (2ND)**      | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
ACTUAL
                         |           SUSPENSION
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
                         |           BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND,
                         |           IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE,
THIRTY
                         |           (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     THIRD (3RD) AND     | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
     SUBSEQUENT***       | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY
OF
                         | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL
                         | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL.
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     *     TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD

     **   IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST
          NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN
          ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY.

     *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30
DAYS
         AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE
         ASSESSED

  PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO
           HEARING

  MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A
  FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE
  OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE.

  THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR
ILLUSTRATIVE
  PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER
  OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR:








  .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA
   REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT

  .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242

  .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR
ON-TRACK
   EQUIPMENT

  .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY

  .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS

  .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS
  .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS
   CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION

  .ALTERCATIONS

  .THEFT

  .RULE G VIOLATIONS

  .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF
   ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES

  .INSUBORDINATION

  .DISHONESTY

  .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY

  .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS
OF
   EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS
   OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC.

  .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR
   PERIOD

     PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT              |               DISCIPLINE
    
----------------------|-------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)           | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR
                           | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN
                           | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE
IN
                           | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE
                           | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL
BE
                           | ASSESSED)
    
----------------------|--------------------------------------------


  A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II,
MAJOR
  OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR
  PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD.  FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN
EMPLOYEE
  RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND
  SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3)
YEAR
  PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE
LEVEL
  OF DISCIPLINE.

  PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING

  THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN
INDIVIDUAL'S
  PERSONAL INJURY.  FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE
  VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE
  VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH
  THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS
  SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S
PERSONAL
  INJURY.
  AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR
  TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY.  AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY
RECORD
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR
A
  RULE VIOLATION.

  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING
  INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING
  UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE
DEVIATION
  FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO
  COMPLY.


ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT

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

Big shakeup on Albany Divn.

Fired:

Jerry Lewandowski
Tom Ferris???

On Great Lakes  
Tom Lewandowski

Elsewhere:
Brian Stussey

Name: WTF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Insured

Holy crap.   I looked at mine after what you said and Im paying more
for my out of service than Im paying to insure my house for a year! I
looked when I got hired at the rosters to see how long it looked like
it would be before I could dream of holding a real job and there were
about 300 guy hired out of avon, hawthorne, pool guys and all the
locals and guys in the yard. If they all pay the minimum insurance then
the Insurance group is raking in around 25 grand a year just out of
great lakes. Got to wonder just how much they get a year from the
entire csx T&E employees.   That's a shit load!  Hell no they aren't
going to want to give that up!

Name: insured
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Conductor 30

If my husband is unfortunate enough to be pulled out of service over 30
days for something as simple as a little safety glasses rule because the
new boss is making everything an insubordination charge and his out of
service insurance wont pay, you can bet your bottom dollar we will
cancel it and since they are tied to the unions Im sure they wont like
that either!   Just think what their insurance department will do if
all the csx t&e guys all start dropping that premium they pay every
month. How many thousands upon thousands of dollars will they lose each
month. How much interest do you think they will lose because they don't
have the money to invest anymore. Maybe we will just call our Insurance
union guy and ask him what they plan on doing to protect their business
if this new boss wants to play hard ball with everything being an
insubordination charge. Money talks!

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

No doubt the last, just prior\ previous poster is an overfed, overpaid
& underworked selfish a--hole.

Name: BlaCkHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2017

reading up on my contract.  I forgot about the union bending over and
letting csx change the wording on this.  I wonder how many were paid
off or blown for this change.
ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION
ALLOWANCE “EC”
 A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the
ratification of this
Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers
engaged in pilot
service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer
Certification Allowance, “EC”).
 B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential
(EC) will be
fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus
$0.15 per overmile for any
and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The
$0.15 overmile allowance
is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent
to the effective date of
this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the
$5.00 certification
payment. 

separate service deadhead included!  I remember those fucks saying just
because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it
up.   
Fuck those sale outs

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

Lloyd 

You got to be kidding me. PICKET LINE.  When and where did you stand a
picket line on the RR! Don't know of any pocket lines at any yard in
the last 25 years. Your blowing shit. Rules was giving it to ya
straight up. We all heard the same thing. This nutcase is going to
hammer everyone on stupid little shit. Break your rules big balls and
while your on the street you can sit at the union hall and fight for
what rules was saying now. Learn the dam rules and in your spare time
ride your reps to spend your dam dues on getting us some fair
protection.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

Rules...people that think like you are both the answer and problem we
have out here.  On one hand, you're a scared little bitch that will
follow every little rule to cya.  On the other, you preach about unity
amongst our union.  The problem is, if you're that scared to break a
rule in the rule book, you're too scared to take a stand on a picket
line too.  You preach unity but take calls whenever called upon.  You
tell your coworkers you're with them but deep down you're just a
company suck that's going to do what you need to so you have a job.  I
know who you are.  Do as you're told so you can say you did what you
had to.  Fucking cowards who only care about paying on that big
mortgage and expensive car they can't look back on now while that lazy
wife does nothing.  It will be nice when more of you grow a pair.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

Crews


All of you better get your operating rules book out and start reading
it from front to back!  You know over half of you haven't even opened
it past the first page. Hell, you never ever read the general
bulletins. Then you cry like whipped pups when they change a claim code
of come out with a discipline change that bit you in the arss because
you got blind sided.

Hear this and hear this now. There are a lot of little word changes and
gray areas that will bite you hard when the king HH makes every little
failure a major crime. You will get 30 days on the street for missing a
side shield. Same as you would get running a red signal. 
Go ahead and laugh now but the last laugh is going to be on you. Ask
your local chairman's. Demand a meeting with your general chairman's.
See how hard they are trying to prevent the king from enforcing
excessive discipline.  It isn't happening.  Your days are numbered. 
And for those of you who are always smart with the "I don't care I
have out of service insurance" you better think again. They wont pay
for insubordination. Talks have it that HH is going to blanket all
these rules under  "you have been told and informed in writing that if
you brake these rules you will be willingly and knowingly defying 
direct written orders and you will be charged with insubordination. HH
want the OOS Insurance gone.  So you better start getting it together
because none of you have the guts to stand together and take on your
union heads.  The King can count on that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

No fear our union and union brothers will save us

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

Have no fear t&e and other crafts trump the savior will stop all these
lay offs and get all those stored coal hoppers loaded again to make
America great again hell he might even bring back the steam engines and
5 man crews in fantasy land.

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

remember, while we are thinking about how we "always" do it, lots of
articles about automatic trucks. One driver / supervisor monitoring 6-8
trucks from A to B, where robots or local drivers can deliver each
trailer to final destination. No hump needed. Trains always more
efficient, of course, but trucks make faster, more reliable deliveries,
which is what CUSTOMERS always want. This is part of looking at
tomorrow.

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Baby Mamma


Get off your fat ass and get a job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20
jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do
around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.

Name: OZZ BURN 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard
please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a
ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would
appreciate it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

#8NOBRAKE

I can't wait till they combine rosters just so I/We can bump you. You
HH suck up. 

.

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8

That's not all that's going on either. HH has them TM's so stinking
scared they are pushing us to cut corners on brakes test to get the 
move expedited faster.  Im not taking the fall for this crap. If the TM
is around and the FRA shows up, you can bet your bottom dollar Im
pointing out the idiot who's trying to whip me into do a half ass test
to get the cars picked up in route. They have the TM's out there on
line of road going to every place that a crew is picking up cars in
route to make sure they are putting the whip on them. This bull shit
intimidation by HH is going to get someone fired. I hope they sue the
hell out of him too if they do. People take notes. Keep times and
conversations. He can only bully for so long before the shit  hits the
fan. If you are a real dispatcher then you should know the rules on
brake test. Your supposed to be allowed 3 minutes for inspections on
each car your picking up. Your supposed to inspect both sides before
you do your brake test. You ask the crew how many cars they are picking
up. Then add their walking inspection time and doing the hand brakes and
then a set and release. Do the math if a crew is picking up 30 cars. If
the tm is around and they are doubling back to their train in less than
an hour bet your ass that's the reason why. Yeah some guy walk fast but
there should be a reasonable amount of time allowed for this. Its
frickin FRA Brake laws.  So expect a crew to be awhile when they are
picking up cars that got to tested in line of road!

Name: Al Clown
E-mail: Al_clown@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Listen to the quarterly earnings call, EHH does not want single man. 
This guy is old school, which in some ways is good, other ways bad.

PS I am hearing Little Billy Setser got whacked last weekend.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Brakesticks? Throttle Jockeys?  Plenty of slack-ass dispatchers too.
We call 'em Dickscratchers.

Name: #8NOBRAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Watching, you are right about the EOT/30mph. My comment was just an
example. If you have a failure, run 30. My post was meant to highlight
the fact that delays are being looked at under a microscope. The
response of "I don't know what my delays are." is not going to cut
it anymore. If you want to CYA have that conductor have a legal pad out
and note times of everything. ex 10:00 on duty, 10:05 no messages tried
to contact dispatcher. 10:30 dispatcher still hasn't answered. 10:45
swapped out, 12:00 stopped at such and such to meet XXXXXX train. That
and keep that damn EC-1 book out on the console. I cannot begin to
describe how damn frustrating it is to call a train to give an EC-1
only to wait 4 minutes for the conductor to "give me a minute and let
me dig in my grip to get my book out". Me..."Nevermind train, I
don't have time to wait on you to dig around, that 10 I was going to
annul.... just run 10 over it. Dispatcher out". I'm sure I'm going
to get some comments for that by the BRAKESTICKS out here however the
THROTTLE JOCKEYS know exactly what I mean. I couldn't stand working
with with a slack ass Co.

Name: #8NOBRAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2017

Evansville Is being shut down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Witness:
What you described is not just unprofessional, it's unsafe. 
 

Watchdog:
Lame-ass FRA can or will come down hard on employees but lets the
companies get away with all kinds of violations.  A good-sized civil
penalty assessed is a huge worry for an employee but a drop in the
bucket to the RR.  And, even if/when a RR company gets fined & the
charge sticks they'll argue & probably get the amount reduced. 


To those that may be unaware:  
Wasn't until after the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988 that
individual employees & management officials could be fined for
knowingly & willfully violating rail safety laws.  Prior - only the
carriers were fined (of course if an employee was of any fault - would
be raked over the coals).

Name: #8NOBRAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

To the Train Dispatcher that believes that I'm not one. If the company
doubles my territory, I'll work the same as as do now. I'll work to
the best of my ability, in a safe manner, go on the law in 8 hrs, walk
out to my truck with my boat hooked to it and hit the ramp. If my job
is cut, I'll excercise my seniority, qualify on the territory and
"Back up and go forward."... oh yeah, and by the way, go fuck
yourself... I don't work on the Great Lakes Div, so really I don't
care. (I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't have used potty mouth towards
you had you not called me an Idiot, but oh well..Can't wait to see you
in JAX!  :)  You are right about them trying to consolidate desks... in
our office we were put on notice to have the FF and FD desks combined a
week ago. It hasn't happen yet though... The NGD video card will only
run 12 screens and communications had some issues with the AVTEK. It
may combine, it may not. For the grilling comment, I don't promote
grilling someone on the road channel about delays, I don't promote
grilling at all unless it took you 3 hrs to pick up 13 cars that were
on air with a ride there to assist you and you failed to tell me that
you were not going to make destination... Ass chewing warranted in
cases like that. Guys, dispatchers get wrote up constantly for train
delay. I know some of the mentality that a SMALL percentage of T/E have
about "sticking it to the RR".That mentality only hurts other craft
workers. Keep up with your delays so that when asked it doesn't sound
like you are fumbling for an excuse. The train length comment is valid
also, word is now that trains are to be held at 12,000 of less. Q032
(The UPS train) ran the night before last up the A line at 30 mph,
14000 ft. swapped eots in Savannah, Charleston, florenc... ect.. It got
some attention. The only "constant" out here on this RR is "change".
All i'm saying is Harrison has brought some of the changes that we have
been hoping for and all anyone seems to do is bash him. If you don't
want to work, don't work. Personally, I'm glad the pendulum is
swinging the other way.

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

CREWS!


#8NOBRAKE is 100% correct on his warning they are watching travel times
of all trains. A lot of us have been out running and have heard the
dispatchers front out crews on the radio asking them why they had
delays between point "A and point "B"!  It just happened recently.
Dispatcher wanted to know why it took the crew 1hr and 18 minutes to
get from one cp to the next and then after a lengthy grilling the
dispatcher finally realized they were profiling the wrong train symbol.
  What was unprofessional as hell about it was all this  grilling on the
radio was done where other crews could hear it and probably put the crew
on the edge and they were most likely distracted from it and not paying
100% attention to their job. That kind of counseling should be done in
private or the crew should be instructed to call a supervisor after
they are safely stopped.  Ethics violations could play a part in this
kind of behavior.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

If you are, let's see how you praise this guy when they cut your job
and double your territory.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8NOBRAKE

Your are an idiot. They are getting ready to cut 13 dispatchers jobs in
the great lakes office. They will be combining IB/IC, ID/IE, and IG/IH. 
In fact,  I don't even believe you are a dispatcher.

Name: watching
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8NOBRAKE

It is very nice of you to relay this information to the T&E employee's
but your post sends a message that trains running 30 mph because of
telemetry failures will be under the gun and managers may possibly
download the locomotive to look for negative reasons for delayed runs.
This kind of comment may intimidate Engineers to over look failures and
run over 30 mph to prevent any hassles from upper management.

Let me assure you and any Engineer who is reading this post that if you
have a failure that requires you to run 30, YOU BETTER BE DOING IT! Your
computers can be downloaded and will be by the FRA. When the carrier
decided to build trains so long that the HTD is incapable of keeping
communication they took this problem upon themselves. The FRA offices
are quite aware of this problem. Several complaints have been filed. We
know the situation that the crew has been put in and are watching these
extremely long trains. 
Word of advice. It doesn't matter if you have a FRNocom for 20
seconds. You better be throttling off. You have an HTD that is going in
and out you notify your dispatcher immediately that you will be
adjusting your speed for the HTD communication throughout the trip. If
you are using the TO system you must report any failures of your HTD as
part of your delayed usage of the system. There is no time limit as to
how long you can run with a failure waiting to see if the communication
will return. You have a failure, you immediately begin to reduce your
speed to 30 MPH. No exceptions. If your communication returns then you
can continue to run at your prescribed track speed. It is up to you to
report the problems to your dispatcher. We suggest you do so
immediately to protect yourself. We also strongly urge you to follow
the rules completely as written in the CFR 49 codes 200-299: RULE
232.407

Name: #8NOBRAKE
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2017

Bet you haven't either LemonHead?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid

Name: #8NOBRAKE
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Here is a helpful hint to T&E in all seriousness. If you are called for
a through freight and you don't want the eyes on you then,... when you
come on duty, go to the mainframe under "TOTI", enter your train ID
in. It will give you your schedule for your train... IE when you are
due to arrive and depart certain checkpoints. If you exceed that
schedule by 2hrs or more... then you are considered a late train. You
may call BS, but I'm telling you for a fact that every one from
Harrison on down is paying attention to you. The waters will part for
you on the main and your engine is likely to be downloaded if for any
reason someone feels that you as a crew are dropping the anchor. So
your effort of wasting time are all in vain once you become a "Late
Train". I run Amtraks daily behind EOT failure, 30 mph Late trains and
don't think twice about it bc that directive is coming down from JAX.

Name: #8NOBRAKE
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

The one man crews BTW are not coming under Harrison. That was Sanborn's
Baby. You can YouTube Harrison on multiple accounts saying that he is
not an advocate of one man crews. That's a fact and any idiot who
disagrees should be fired for being ignorant and imcompetent.

Name: #8NOBRAKE
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

I'm confused as to why Harrison is so bad. The Florence division is
running better than ever. All the DTOs gone. STO gone. Worthless
excepted chief gone. SRE gone. E test on main line... rare. Encouraged
to get on and off moving equipment (love it). No three step (who needs
it?. Encouraged to ride tank cars (another koodos). Remote jobs stolen
from engineers under Ward...? you got it, Engineers back on yard jobs.
Guys on Furlough, called back. PTC not working, "Fuck it, cut it
out". Stock price?... "Damn i'm rich"... What seems to be the big
deal? Yes, he is working to make this RR efficient. So before some
lemon head starts to chime in about me being a dispatcher, I'll say
this. I'm a Conductor/Engineer/Dispatcher, keep my card current and
hold Eastern Lines Seniority. Our CEO is cutting the fat and I love it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all
trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again

Name: Al Roberson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2017

Conductors- get ready for the fight of your lives. HH plans to go to
congress this year with thousands of hours of footage from IFCs of
conductors sleeping. He will use this combined with PTC to lobby for
one man crews. Get ready to fight the evil one. And stop sleeping! Help
your engineers out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2017

Nathan Curry was an arrogant prick as you stated, but he is old news.  I
highly doubt it is him posting.  People use fake accounts all the time
on this site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 July 2017

Nathan curry was fired  as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting
dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing
the Chevy engine plant on switching in  Kenmore ny.unless this is a
different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad
..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them
and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a
bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!

Name: Nathan Curry
E-mail: nathan_curry@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

Cut the slave comparison BS out.  It is offending, in addition to
shedding light that many of you need to read a history book instead of
being on this site.

Name: losing
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

All crews

Just lost 2 more long pool trains out of avon, Indiana yesterday. Looks
like Im going to be moving down a few more spots in seniority by the end
of the day!  The cuts just keep coming.  They are still working on a
plan to close the hump yard and move everything across town. Spending
thousands upon thousands to build new buildings and expanding an old
yard in a horrible part of town.  Oh well. Guess the brand new building
the stockholders put their money in is no big deal. Just find a way to
write it off as another bad business investment. Its just money right?

Name: Smoke and Mirrors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2017

Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of
the STOCK INVESTORS".  Let's say you own 100 franchises for a
business.  50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50%
profit.  Sounds great right!  Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most
all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of
money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the
average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. 
It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and
boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit.  Corporate greed
and the love of money has and always will rule the world.  They ain't
in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....

Name: 2 Cents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

#1 :  Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National
Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way.  All pools
will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En,
and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap
to go back to your home terminal.  Saving's will be made for the
company regardless.  Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away
in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard
switching ).  Results in no more hotel bills.
#2 :  Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on.  Lost all
long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in.  Willard
will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool
to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same
as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains.  They
don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling
pools off the extra board to take up the slack.  Long story short we
are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 July 2017

Re sausage ..Looks like you are a meat lover.  You would not know a
railroad employee if you tripped over one.  So, go find a sausage to
suck on and then just go away.  What a duffus..

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

Some of the funniest jokes ever. This L@N clown acting like he ever
worked on a railroad fricking EVER ---is there like little stages these
foamer idiots get up on and do their wanna be acts?


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

Reality check,  no problem.  I know it must be really frustrating right
now with HH in charge. I'm just thankful I'm retired and don't have
to put up that crap anymore . I remember one time MOW wanted Track time
and I was eat up with trains and the DTO would not let me give him any
time . Well, after putting a 10 mph out and the railroad coming to
almost a crawling stop.  I told the DTO the next thing he is going to
do is take the track out of service, then what are YOU going to do.
Well, I got his attention then and MOW got time. I just kind of
laughed...

Name: It's getting ugly 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

They are storing 5000 cars on the EK subdivision from Mp 192 TO MP 144
FILLING UP SIDINGS AND ON THE MAIN.THEY JUST PUT NEW SIGNALS IN 2 YEARS
AGO. THIS MEANS ONLY ONE WAY OUT FROM THE COAL FIELDS OF EASTERN KY. I
THINK ITS OVER WITH HERE R.I.P.

Name: Baffled
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Two Longs!

Worked 3095 hours last year. Earned $84,784.00   HHMMM... $27.00 HR.

took 2 weeks vacation. That leaves 50 weeks at their beckon call to
work.  Lets see.... 3095 hrs.....50 weeks....62 hrs a week to be
employed by CSX! Guess $27.00 hour isn't bad if you don't mind living
out of hotels. Working ALL SHIFTS, getting roster calls all night when
you finally get a stinking pool job and you thought you would get to
sleep till the next train ON YOUR POOL is called. Then there is that
wonderful extra board that we all know is the bottomless pit from hell.
 Then when I finally get some real seniority they are going force me to
engine school and take my seniority away from me and put me back to the
bottom of the extra board hell all over again. And they say its a pay
raise.  BULL SHIT!!! If it wasn't for their bonus and little pay perks
they wouldn't make shit.  I know conductors making way more than the
engineers. ALOT OF THEM!

Any body know if the managers get screwed out of their pay and have to
put in endless claims to get their money they rightfully earned. 
Don't think I have ever heard any one of them say they got screwed out
of their salary for the pay period! 

Guess its all ok for 27.00 hrs.

Name: littlebigMan
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

all yards will be sold off.   triple stacks running from Miami to
Chicago.  drones will replace other crew members.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment.
Make the railroad great again.

Name: Here we go 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will
be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover
switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin
building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving
yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None
of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as
short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be
bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys.
Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Know the difference between a wage slave and a slave? You probably do
right?  Where people have to work in order to have health insurance and
things to survive?  Why companies can continue to treat their workers
how they please because of the very fear of losing what they have. 
Make no mistake, these large railroads treat their workers like
garbage.  The sorry old arguments about moving on aren't acceptable
anymore.  People should be treated with some fucking loyalty and
respect.  That's hard to find these days.

Name: Jack MeHouff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of
short....what gives?

So you can get on another one headed the opposite direction and go back
to your home terminal.  No more hotels, van rides, stops at gas stations
on company time etc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare
us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.

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

Remember: the stockholders own the company. NOBODY on CSX owns enough
stock to control it. Find out which groups (Universities, Government
pension funds, large family trusts, etc.) have big chunks of stock.
Their primary duty is to get a GREAT return on investment for retired
firemen, widows and orphans, etc. You have to explain how the thrashing
around will adversely impact safety, will destroy Appalachian
communities, and gut an existing company. We can't explain all the
problems that arise unless THEY understand the results in their terms.
Some groups won't invest in Israel, or tobacco, or (perceived) anti
ecology companies. Some object to anti union or anti family or anti
female firms. Has anyone done the research? Have any of the sleepy
unions awakened enough to represent their workers? Do they present a
good argument? Having an engineer get $100K per year will not move
Harvard's pension fund to tears. Working - and getting paid - for 12
hours a day won't either. Letting trainmasters make $93k a year
doesn't upset people. Closing down obsolete technology (hump yards)is
just another step in Schumpeter's creative distructionism. Many cities
are loaded with rusted remains of the industrial age. Why not making a
trainmaster drive an engine with 30 day training? People will
say....Great.... free train rides! Eliminating 1,000 managers in the
CSX bubba fat belt arouses no pity. Cindy and Michael never put on an
impressive performance. Save their jobs? Division and terminal
superintendents? Couldn't run a McDonalds! And their buy outs are
great! Focus on what happened to other RR's AFTER. Why sickly EHH may
die with the master plan unfinished yet 388? million paid. Who has to
rebuild the RR to meet safety and capacity needs? Taxpayers? We be 100k
slaves is not an argument! Think about it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we
get paid for what we do.

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

I thought all trainmasters were now standardized at $93k per annum,
meaning they could, and will, work 7 12 hour days plus be on call 24/7.
This does NOT involve extra pay for some big shot calling you and
screaming at 0300 telling you to pack your bags. The "company car"
program meant you paid for the SUV the company chose for you, beat it
to a pulp on company roads, and bought an insurance program heavily
biased towards company needs. Super high ranking officials did very
well, the trainmaster in the shack at flatwheel junction did not. The
kool aid promised that some day you will move to JAX and SOMEDAY,
maybe, you will get the dream job IF the big bosses cousin Bubba does
not get out of jail and take it first. BTW, many people may remember
the intro College PSYCH book show the boss screaming at the employee,
the employee shaking his fist at his wife, she screams at the little
boy, and the little boy is shaking his fist at the cocker spaniel
cowering in the corner. Sound familiar? CSX management at work.Only the
trainmaster's wife may not be from Appalachia any more, may have a real
job AND store bought shoes, and may choose to disengage from the kicking
chain AND the CSX "family".

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and
the union members.  Please do your best to do the research you need to
know the facts.  This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats
employees comparably to slaves.  They would love for you to believe
that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient
but this is an out right lie.  Get your heads out of your asses and
finally make a stand together.  Whatever hurts that stock price the
most will be the most effective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love
hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share
holders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2017

General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is
3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference
of
1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non
managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and
you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year
that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time
for your family or hobbies or whatever.---------------------------

I love the facts---
The Manager does not work 50 hours a week, they work 24/7. no hours
recorded.
The Conductor may or may not make $75k per year or more. The average is
closer to $50k The same as a new Trainmaster.
The difference is the Manager has several options, play golf with
customers, drive a co vehicle for personal use at a discount, take a co
vehicle home, rest at a motel that is handy, and get two retirement
programs. one from the Co and one from RRR.

The Railroad does not place the very smartest new hires in a siding and
leave them there for hours.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2017

Do you or did you know that a new Trainmaster makes a lot more
than a new Conductor.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid
of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do
you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but
don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to
save reputation?%# 

To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit
and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by
your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks)

General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is
3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of
1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non
managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and
you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year
that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time
for your family or hobbies or whatever. 

The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the
managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I
personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on
a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff
and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but
now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of
space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from
the bottom now he's there and that's why

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer -
I got this you call them signals . Oookk

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Let get some new pictures put up here, it's been a while. Lets see who
can put the most creative pictures up.

Name: 1598914170424545
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut
us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old
cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses
anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good.
             -Gordon Gecko

Name: Stumpknocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Not only has Ole EHH removed coffee and Gatorade from the menu in the
hot Florida heat, the water as of late has a horrible, chemical
aftertaste. It's either been stored in some heat somewhere and gone
rancid, the municipal supply of the city of Minneapolis has slipped on
the filtration, or CSX is poisoning us. I took one sip and chunked it.
This is not limited to one case, and other employees have brought this
up and noticed it uninfluenced.

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2017

Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the
ground as a conductor in Cincinnati.
Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with
Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 
1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes
too much. 
Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to
inefficiency and big changes are coming soon

Name: 
E-mail: Kronictantrum@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Belen employee caught having sex in Van Driver worked for hallcon. His
wife is a supervisor in the yard. Dave Fay busted having an affair
screwing new girlfriend leaving old girlfriend in Texas but is married
to Lynn Hughes Fay

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

LC

How about a claim steel box with a lock on it for the members to place
into for submission to the claim processing or processors? Put all the
evidence and everything else needed to get that money!
Don't let csx keep it!!!

Name: A non a mus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?

Name: Nathan Curry
E-mail: nathan_curry@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Who the hell writes the damn rules at CSX anymore?

Jesus, two rule books in the last five years, neither one of them worth
a shit with error after error and system bulletin after system bulletin.
 Along with all of these SBs with Hunter Harrison's "I don't give a
shit about safety attitude" and we are looking at 500 page system
resissue in the next day or two.

And when is the FRA going to come down on Hunter?  FRA is a big
supporter of three step and now with two conductors not going home last
night, when is FRA (or our dipshit union Internationals) going to put
the heat on EHH?  Let me guess, they are like Wall St and the RR media,
too busy foaming at the damn mouth when they hear Hunter speak or is it
when he is gasping for breath?

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

Ape 30
Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're
in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid.  Sucked off snow sucked off
ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next
one.

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

apparently there was a fatality near DC this morning (Weds. 28 June
2017)that killed two CSX employees on the ground. NO Amtrak employees
or passengers were killed or injured. Don't know the details. FYI

Name: exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Turd


We have tried just that. Every time we put stacks of copies of claims
out the managers collects them and throw them away. They have been seen
doing it several times.  If members want this info they need to make
sure they get their LC to put copies behind glassed union boards. Only
way to protect them.

Name: McBride
E-mail: Fuckersmissmeyet
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Sure hope the shareholders are happy 

Less management and LEO'S and bigger trains. 

Two men did not go home today. 
God bless their family's. 

Tim McBride
93 til 09.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones
that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims
because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we
hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes
sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about.
It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would
type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a
bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

APE/LOCO/MOLE...etc,


Lets try this a different way.  How about  Where "is" csx or
"where's" csx getting all "of these" or "the" ignorant fools
from.


Be a sport and give us a hint.  What post has your boss squirming in
the seat. You only come out from under your rock when they are very
uncomfortable.  Like when someone sent a complaint to the FRA for
abolishing a crews right to take a nap when all other class 1 railroads
still allow the "SAFETY RULE"!  I believe you were Pines again.  Now
be a good little boy and tell us what is getting them so hot under the
collar?   

No way in hell your a true blue conductor or engineer. Their worlds are
being turned upside down at this moment and they couldn't care less
about some spelling errors. You on the other hand are obviously
baiting.  Now man up and help out the true blue backbone of this
railroad that puts the bread and butter on your plate and spill your
guts!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Where csx getting all this ignorant fools from? Sanborns reletives?

  Not only do you need help in spelling, you have syntax and other
problems as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

!-LOCO

Really man.  That's all you got?  Company mole? A spelling error and
that's all you get out of that post. Stir your crap elsewhere.

Mans got a point. More messed up language changes in the bathroom
bible.  Always been ok to stand at tele to arm for test without it
being considered fouling.  Like he said. Now what?  Look for some new
bulletins explaining what is fouling and what isn't now.  

In the meantime make a list of the crap that's been going on in your
department that violates your agreement and working rules and come back
and post them when you think you have some more time to critique others.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

!-loco

I think we all know what the hell he meant. So he didn't spell
"brake" correctly. Every knows that people can make spelling errors
when they are confused or  bewildered.  The guys got a point. Its
always been considered ok to stand within 25 feet of the end of
equipment without it being considered as fouling equipment when arming
a tele for brake test. So why remove the language.  You don't have
anything better to post than this crap. Come on! Your either a company
mole who just wants to stir shit or maybe you are just one of those go
to men that officials just love and never ever get in any trouble. Get
all your legitimate claims paid? Don't get stuck with crap runs doing
everyone else's work off you assigned territory? Don't get used for
hours after you get home after being gone 2 days with 28 hours in the
hotel? Don't get screwed by a chief who doesn't care about the damn
agreements? Get your work orders without having to be the clerk and
call everyone in Jacksonville? Never get a filthy stinking engine
because they ran it by the house and hid it in the yard and didn't
have it cleaned? Never get called for a train that never existed and
then you don't get paid for your busted call after you drive to
frickin work? Come on dude! You must be one lucky SOB!

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

hey ?

Do ya mean " brake" right

Where csx getting all this ignorant fools from? Sanborns reletives?

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man
keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art!

Now that that's out of the way........
Here are some things to get rid of
1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall
gons.
2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff
that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed.
3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down.
4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my
pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their
eye?) 
5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts
because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is
dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) 
There are more but moving on.....
There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and
foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you
don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system
wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any
terminal that runs like this that you know of. 
Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share
what they know so lets do your part.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

WTF!

Why did they remove the part of standing at an eot to perform a break
test out of the  new fouling definition. So now we are fouling if we
are arming a tele?  WTF! So Im fouling now? What do I do. Nothing I
guess.

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Cond. less than 1


Three step protection had nothing to do with the actual process of
fouling equipment. The 3 step rule was put into place so that hopefully
the engineer at the controls wouldn't be an idiot and run over your
butt! That's why you couldn't foul equipment until he told you he had
your protection in place. Im guessing they don't care anymore.   

Don't get the removal of the 3 step rule confused with your
responsibilities to foul equipment at other times...

Look at rules 2103 as example. You are still required to separate
equipment by 50 feet to perform certain task. 

Rule 100.6- When a rule book or timetable is reissued or amended it
supersedes ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE.
The new operating manual  effective April 2017 is the new RR bible. It
doesn't matter what was printed in the previous version. If a rule is
missing from the new book that was in the previous one then you are to
assume that the rule no longer exist. Those people who don't sit down
and read the new one are only setting themselves up for failure after
failure because the don't have a damn clue what changes have been made
and don't know how to protect themselves. 
Expect the system bulletins to keep coming. They didn't proof read the
new book and they did what they always do. Print a bunch of rules that
need to be revisited and clarified because supervisors don't know what
the hell they can write you up on and are giving conflicting info to
employees.  Rule of thumb. If its not in black and white don't do it!

Name: Common  Sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

How bout we just get rid of all the rules involving operations that
don't involve train movement.  Then we can weed out all the dumb asses
that can't seem to figure out how to work with out getting their self
fucked up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

Seems to me that a conductor can foul equipment now any time, there is
no such thing as 3 step anymore so..........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2017

How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled
together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do
assist with that?  
 
Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules.
Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no
experience out in the field.

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

Listen Up EHH and any Jacksonville suck ups:  While my fat ass certainly
enjoy's the use of a brake stick, I'm sick and tired of waiting an
hour and a half for someone to bring me one. ( Of course this only
applies when I'm not on OT, then I'll wait til my 12 is up).  Surely
Uncle Hunter is not aware this is going on or it would have already
been addressed i would think, so one of you suck ups bring it to his
attention please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules
than whats in black and white.  Just like the idiot manager's out here
that are trying to get that failure under their belt.  Quit being so
scared and learn the rules,  Your Best Defense.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

The conductor couldn't foul the equipment previously if the 
engineer didn't remain in the cab..rule only protected the engineer to
do so.

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

ALL T&E Employees

Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed
Operating Rules 414.1-414.9.  Many of you have expressed your approval
of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other
rules that were removed as well.  Look very closely at rule 414.9. 

This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in
his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul
the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. 

THIS RULE IS GONE NOW.  DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG
BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED.

Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive
conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right
for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. 
No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same
or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee
operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have
not.

The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management
to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been
abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any
failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you
are the operator in control. 
Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule
414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other
equipment.

Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who
has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows
that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.

Name: $$ UP Profits?
E-mail: drugtrains@upee.net
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

To UP Finance:

Will there be a new round of records profits, now that your drugs 
trains are cranking back up from Mexico? The train crews are whispering
about the chemical stench that is used to conceal the smell of the GREEN
GOLD LEAFS that's being haul! 

No worries though, keep bribing the politicians!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

WOW just got rid of 3 step protection rule when fowling equipment.
Really are going back to old time railroading. I can't wait till they
get rid of Rule G !!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

AMTRAK has appointed Richard Anderson, president of Delta Airlines from
2007 to 2016, co-president of AMTRAK. He will share that job with Wick
Mooreman, formerly of the NS, until Mooreman leaves AMTRAK in 2018,
when Anderson takes full charge. I guess Cindy will have to stay at
CSX. Just FYI.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

Who is this smerry  smerner asshole?  I can't understand what he/she is
trying to say with such incoherent rambling!  I thought you had to have
at least a high school education to hire with the railroad.  Lay off
the peyote and learn some English!

Name: shut eye
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

HH

Just spent 4 hours waiting for the recrew for my damn train to show up.
Whats up with taking a relay train to somewhere to hand it off to find
out a crew was never called and now it will be 4 hours before they can
get there.  Is this your precision railroading?????


Oh. and I took A FRICKIN NAP TOO!  Empowered to take the safest course
of action. Decided I was too damn tired to sit for 4 hours and stare
out the window at 2 in the damn morning.  Sorry bud but my right to
exercise my right to be safe TRUMPS YOURS!

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

JESUS SMERRY

If you really are a conductor you need to get out and walk one of those
2 mile trains while your stopped.  Do you some good. Get that head back
in the game. How the hell did you pass conductor school with that kind
of grammar? Take your time walking too. Make sure you take 1 minute to
inspect each car like the rules suggest you should. You got 140 cars
should take you awhile to get down and back. If that doesn't clear
your head up get your engineer to mark you off redblock!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

Ok, Smerry, I see you found where we hid the wine again, didn't you?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl.  They
cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at
the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard.  Every job left is making 12
hours.  I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass
idea...

Name: Smerry Smerner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it
matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would
rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on
and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it
don't then we will see.

Name: Guard dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Wonder if the Jamie, jermaine  mentions is this Jamie....
http://kulwar.blogspot.com/2007/08/jamie-boychuk-cn-superintendent.html?m=1

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

SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?....  I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE
PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A  "STAY OF EXECEUTION"
SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK
EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE
AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Where you at LE 10-20?

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

Yard capacity 60,000 feet.  Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch
28,000 feet.  One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer
job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard.  Oh and we
have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard.  I'm pretty sure this place
will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2017

Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that
and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down
putting csx in a bind

Name: CO
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Team player

As good as your idea sounds, it will only bite you in the ass. I know
of at least 3 dispatchers who come on to the radio and want to know if
your moving or something is wrong if you haven't knocked down the
signal within 5 minutes of you getting it! You tell him that you got to
walk back to the head end of your 2 mile train because you have been out
walking your train per that stupid idiotic rule (4250.2)and see how fast
he rips your ass.

You better tone up the dispatcher and ask him if you got time to get
down and follow that rule.  I bet you they don't even know it exist.
Everyone starts doing that then there is going to be some delays and
the dispatchers are going to get pissed.

Another thing that they didn't think about when they wrote that rule
was the fact they are making people get down on the ground again and do
roll by inspections of passing trains. How the hell are you supposed to
do an inspection of a train passing you when you are on the ground
walking your train.  Your not supposed to be in between the tracks on
the hot side! You cant be walking your train and watch a roll by from
the cold side when the train goes by. You cant see shit.  Got to chose
what is more important. Stay at the head end and wait for the passing
train to do a roll by or start walking your train to inspect it. Paper
pushers never think about this crap in detail! Lets not forget about
how long it will take in 2 foot of snow or freezing rain or bad storms
with pouring down rain!

One good thing about that stupid rule though that we bet no one thought
about.... If you can get a handful of conductors to get down and follow
it and delay getting the train on the move, especially the ones that
are 2 miles long, your going to have a few guys the dispatcher wont
like and will no way in hell put them in a siding. They are going to
run the hell out of them. You want a fast trip across the road do some
sharp shooting and line yourself up with them.  That will get you
across the road first in line!  HA ! HA! HA!

Name: retiring!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Thunder Drizzle

This crap is only happening because the UNIONS ARE LETTING THEM!  You
all still have signed agreement with rights that you supposed to be
covered by.  Its your unions that are letting them change your working
rules. A lot of guys get what they deserve though.  They don't read
their agreements and they do nothing but bitch and cry when they don't
get a claim paid. The union agreement aren't there for an extra income.
 The agreements are there to fine the company. Yeah you get your claims
denied. OF course you do. What do you expect!  Are you all retarded.
They aren't going to pay any FINES to anyone without a fight first if
they can do it.  The UTU International sent out a letter years ago
telling everyone that claims are not there to supplement your pay
check.  They are there to go after the carrier where it hurts the most.
 THE POCKET BOOK. IF YOU DONT START THE PAPER TRAILS AND KEEP FLOODING
THEM WITH CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS THEY DONT HAVE ANY ATTENTION DRAWN TO
THEM!  So quit bitching and start filing those claims and thinking you
can depend on them for some extra money.  They steal your pay then hell
yeah you got a right to be pissed.  They violate your working agreement
just do the bitch work they force you to do and file claims for 8 hour
penalty days.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

I do not know if most t&e notice this, But just take a close look at the
derailments that are occurring and have been occurring since the
invention of the 100 ton covered hoppers, seems like every time there
is a derailment these are the types of cars that are involved, and you
can bet your ass that they overload them too, even in the yards they
derail very often as they seem to pick switches a lot, i have seen them
derail right in front of my eyes and when 1 goes its like a domino
effect, the 1 car will twist the cars in front of it and be-hide it,
also seen a lot of sharp flanges on these cars, but of course its the
fault of the train crew when these types of derailments happen, Go
figure.

Name: Thunder Drizzle
E-mail: Making it Hail
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Quits are never coming back
Attendance policy is about to get stricter 
All extra boards are about to be combined
Everyone will be required to go on whatever job whenever 
HH has only been at it for a few months and look how bad it has become
already, what will the next few months bring?

Name: Team Player
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Reality Check

Hey, you want some help getting track time for that 707?  Just check
out what trains are running and how long they are. Those %&#@8^7 who
took away the napping rule also put in a rule that every time a train
is stopped the conductor is supposed to get off the train and do a
walking inspection of as much of it as he can. So you got a train 2
miles long coming and they put it in a siding, after the one he's been
waiting on goes by you just ask the dispatcher if he can schedule you
about an hour because it's going to take the conductor that long to 
get back to his head end! If you only got one train to wait on that's
been sitting in a siding good bet you got some time to work because the
conductors supposed to be walking his arss off inspecting it!  
Couldn't hurt to give it a try! Of course it wont work on short trains
but now that they are building them all so damn long you got a pretty
good shot and getting some work done!

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Eugene has been lying again. Typical pattern Set by the classless
bastard.
Like Ackerman and paulie. Men without morals nor scruples.  Biden
slammed Billy today. Good for him. Apparently we can cut engineers back
and simultaneously Proclaiming they are laying off excessively causing a
shortage and delaying trains  and take away their vacation and personal
days. Leopards don't change their spots. Neither do men without
constitutions. 
Same mantra Eugene played in Canada yet the big bad teamsters are
spellstruck. Again. Stock holders Eugene is literally stealing from
workers to make himself look Good. You ok with that?

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

Reality check,  no problem.  I know it must be really frustrating right
now with HH in charge. I'm just thankful I'm retired and don't have
to put up that crap anymore . I remember one time MOW wanted Track time
and I was eat up with trains and the DTO would not let me give him any
time . Well, after putting a 10 mph out and the railroad coming to
almost a crawling stop.  I told the DTO the next thing he is going to
do is take the track out of service, then what are YOU going to do.
Well, I got his attention then and MOW got time. I just kind of
laughed.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

L&N dispr.

I apologize. Caught me at the wrong moment. Believe me, I respect
dispatchers and when they tell me to get off track, I do. If y'all
trust us, then you will let us out.  HH and crew has got all
dispatchers scared too death so no track time is being given until no
train is even remotely in the picture. Time we could be working is now
spent waiting.....and on top of that, changing all floating gangs to 8
hours which reduces available work windows even more. Some changes HH
did were necessary, but his claim to fame is running trains....not
track and bridges. Changes in Roadway work times are dumb as hell. 
Dispatchers and mow know how to make it work if the arrogant asses in
Jax would let us. You and me are fine. I'm just pissed at all this
mess.

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

Re reality check:  Hey man, don't get so defensive. No, when I was
working I gave MOW  all the time I could.  But you also have to
understand that the DTO , chief dispatcher, and superintendents are all
watching a dispatchers railroad.  Try stopping an  Amtrak to let MoW do
work and see what happens. What I was getting at, as far as 707, the
engineering department will then have to go to the Transportation
Department , which makes it easier on the dispatcher to allow track
time because then they can can space the trains.  We all have jobs to
do.  Dispatchers now are being fired for delaying trains because of
giving too much time on the track.  Believe me, after working over 30
years as a dispatcher, I absolutely understand that you need to get out
there and do your work... I have the utmost respect for you guys out in
the field, I just wish that the feeling was mutual. I don't know how
much things will change now that HH is in charge . But I guarantee
it's going to be interesting .

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

RE: L&N dispr.

You still control the track regardless of me having 707 or EC-1. I
don't foul the track with my crew or eqipment without your permission.
PLAN?? Precision RRing doesn't include curfews and you dont use curfews
for routine maintenance. It's windows now for track time and those are
given by you.

Your comment of "hours on end" tells me all I need to know.  You must
be one of those "fuckin roadway holding up my trains" dispatchers.
Good move would be to have y'all spend time with crafts to see what
they do and how long it takes so when you ask what we will be doing,
you have an idea of the time it will take.  Never got on track
yesterday waiting on my window.

Hours on end? Think what you want old head, but its mow trash like me
that keeps your scheduled trains running at timetable speed.  I get
paid to maintain your track, sit and watch em go by, or OT to clean up
the mess. My check is deposited whether we work together or not. My
truck AC can go alot lower than 72 degrees while I wait on you!!

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

Re : reality check...  if MOW wants Track Time, all they have to do is
get a 707 .  Do you really think that a dispatcher can plan a railroad
around MOW wanting hours on end without planning a work schedule
through the engineering department and
 the Transportation Department.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2017

HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A
COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE
YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN
THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.

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

Really people???

Jermaine is not from the corporate office. These company moles who come
in to distract everyone from talking about idiotic decisions the company
makes just crack me up.  Let's get something straight here.  NO ONE IN
CORPORATE WOULD EVEN DARE POST ON THIS SITE WITH REAL INFORMATION OR
THEIR REAL NAME. It would be the death of their career. They would be
clearing out their desk before lunch and walked off the property. They
don't have a union representing them. 
Isn't it funny how all of the sudden pines name and his gate crossing
topic is back after someone post a topic that discussed notifying the
proper departments in the FRA AND WASHINGTON D.C. with information on
an unsafe and unjustified rule change.someone in upper management is
nervous.  So don't get sucked into their pathetic attempt to distract
you from posting and discussing your concerns.  Now is the time to
stick together. No joke people! Someone is squirming!

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

people discussing OLI aren't totally wrong. Although many OLI
VOLUNTEERS tried to help, CSX pulled much support from OLI because the
goal, from the company view, was to make sure that ALL grade crossing
collisions were 100% the fault of the driver and ZERO % the fault of
the RR. Making sure every judge, attorney, police officer, etc.
swallowed that line was a big help. Air bags? they used to call them
cowcatchers. Fault? look at Palsgraf vs LIRR or Yazoo&Mississippi vs.
(plaintiff), both notable tort cases way back when. . Once people
viewed railroads as rich, arrogant and needing punishment the carriers
took a pounding. It took years for that image to die, to be replaced
with the penniless, bankrupt RR image. NOW we seem to be going back to
the original view.People DO ask why our air brakes are 1870 style. Many
questions ARE legitimate.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Dont worry.  If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams
track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan
will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for
the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!!

Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO
making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to
keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have
major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with
your lawyer written operating rules.
You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their
heads.

Name: Jermaine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes

Dear Railroaders,

Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to
Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision
Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent
approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and
policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team
structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for
executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective
immediately.

Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will
lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical
to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will
drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions
are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service
design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers.

In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla,
senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver
improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our
guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service
plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be
leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices.

I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress
toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to
continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient
railroad.

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

Pines ,I see you still have a screw loose...

Are you still on probation for the felony charge for witness tampering?
 

Waiting on the Missouri State prison system to reply

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2017

Jens  bang momma

Wow!  Some real stupid ideas there but I think number 9 has to be my
favorite.  Imagine the video game-like results when the 20 thousand ton
train hits someone with a softer, kinder, more gentle front end. 
BOING!!!!!!!!

On your home planet, if you get a divorce, would you still be brother
and sister?

Name: Jens Bang Momma
E-mail: mykidsweird.idaho
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2017

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/people/news/Operation-Lifesaver-names-new-board-members--51946

Things a real Operation Lifesaver would ask!!!
1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government
only giving lip service safety messages?
2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a
penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance
work?
3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast
with  no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings?
4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast
with  no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME?
5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals
because it's their trains going too fast with  no brakes or steering
while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year.
6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be
removed?
7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish
tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface
trap?
8. Why the train cabs aren't required to be lit up like a Christmas
tree with emergency vehicle light bars?  LOOK AND SEE!!
9. Why the front of trains aren't required to have air bags or
something to soften impacts?
10. Why trains don't have better braking systems? OLIs message now
shows train brakes obviously suck.
11. Why there are no bidding invitations on the obviously overcharged
crossing projects the tax-payers pay the railroads for. $10,000 just to
get the equipment to the sight. TRUCKED IN.
12. Why trains are allowed to run in the fog?
13. Why the crossings aren't lit up so drivers can see the black rail
cars across the tracks at night?
14. Why railroads remove and steal signals we paid for on closed
re-worked crossings?
15. Why $$$millions$$$ of the rail safety budget we pay in is wasted on
needless reworks at crossings preventing signals where needed?
16. Why the railroad isn't required to de-ice crossings before they
roll the trains?
17. Why the railroad isn't required to raise their overpasses so big
trucks can get under them? The railroad wants to double stack and our
road overpasses are too low---no problem WE PAY MILLIONS.
18. Why drug/alcohol tests aren't done on rail crews at
crossing/pedestrian collisions?
19. Why railroads are allowed to get off with the train black box ,
signal black box (if crossing signals are present), and cab video at
crossing/pedestrian collisions?
20. Why the fact is hidden that trains kill like 100 people in 100
million train miles when regular drivers have like ONE death? Amtrak
over 350 killed.
21.Why Amtrak passengers aren't required to look at the despicable
shape of the crossings before they board the trains?
22.Why train horns aren't blown at private crossings till the last
second freezing drivers?
23.Why the railroads track lights can't be at a crossing?
24 .Why railroads need track lights and civilians don't?
25. Why trains can be at the same crossing at the same time blocking
view?
WAITING FOR OLI/OLI.CA response.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2017

About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in
Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of
monkey's would do that just to prove a point?  Stock is down. Let's
keep it that way.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loyd and All Posters

DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT
HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the
company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions.

Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the
time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally
complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are
getting.

Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out
another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and
true backup"!

Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues
for protection/representation would make a comment like that! 
Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power
to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew
fatigue if it is warranted! 

So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and
continue with your discussions. 

One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem
with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are
still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours
earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the
information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you
lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where
and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic
that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one
thing. But a train that shows up  hours earlier that posted on the crew
screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They
know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is
poor management.


LOCO 20-30:

Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else.
Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

I'll tell you what is ridiculous.  Anyone trying to defend that piece
of shit telling us we can't nap while we're stopped in a siding or at
a red signal.  Hogger is right.  If you're working continuously on the
pools on the road you're going to get tired.  I can't stand these
company men we have working out here.  Probably the same type of guys
that try to sneak in your home while you're working and the ones who
would rat you out if they saw you out while you are marked off.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loco 20-30

Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft
by the new Nazi in town.  You said it all when you said only 1% will be
afraid to nap.  The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on
 by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out
your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I
didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone
has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and
10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife
 and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime
you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local
boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster
calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your
sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal
there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being
fired because they were seen taking a nap!  Go back to your supervisor
desk now and quit wasting our time!

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

Has anyone heard of any trainmasters going to the
Redi center yet for Engine school?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Guaranteed at least 10 hrs. undisturbed rest after marking off duty 
 = Y \N ?
Doubtful if the RRs will ever care if an employee has a family and/or
responsibilities at home.

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

It's a little ridiculous to make such a big deal out of the no more
napping rule change. There might be 1% that will actually be scared to
take a nap. I get so tired of hearing crap about crew fatigue. Any time
the union can't figure out another defense to get someone out of
trouble that's the tried and true backup. Railroad rule #1 , get your
sleep first....

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

ALL CSX CREWS


SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE
ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C
OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE
SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE
G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR
EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP.  CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP
MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE
BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED
AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE
HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO
GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS
WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO
QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW,
THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS
WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES
INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND
INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.

Name: yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Fuck the idpap an eh  everything already is a major offence.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is
going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2017

A new IDPAP policy is coming soon and it's not good for us. Almost
everything is going to be a Major offense.

Name: Cindy
E-mail: Cindy_Sanborn@farmersonly.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2017

Guys, SLOW DOWN!  You're not doing anyone any favors.  Shutdowns,
Abolishments, Furloughs and The Assessment Armageddon are already set
in stone.  SLOW DOWN, save your money, and trust nobody.  1/3 of you
will be gone by 2018.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that
wood b suspicious

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2017

E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!

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

sure, you have veterans, E-5's, even O-3's, one E-9 that I know of,
along with people with real degree's from real colleges. BUT, they are
all threats to every level of management. If, as example, you have
extensive haz mat training and experience (i.e. military and now RR
background) your duty will be to speak only when spoken to, and Report
To Proper Authority as ordered, while every often inexperienced manager
will be Awaiting Further Instructions from Higher Authority, milling
around with other managers, hoping nothing incredible will happen
before Uncle Billy gets back from vacation and has arrived to ask HIS
superior and cousin from West Virginia how to fuzz the incident out
until it is forgotten. There is A LOT on the RR that could be done by
an E-5 over 4 that instead is kicked up to a division superintendent
who flunked his enlistment exam and became a RR manager instead. They
had to hire EHH to replace the E-5, because they can't dare hire an
E-5 to do it. Me, I always said give Bill Gates a train set for free,
and if he was interested he could run CSX as a hobby. So could Jeff
Bezos or Elon Musk. THEN the stock would really go up!

Name: D Man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

We need to start a Ewing Hunter Harrison Deathwatch Contest on this
site.  The pick that is closest without going over is the winner!

The TM's pick:

November 9, 2017


What is yours?

Name: Jw
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E.  Some are
all three.   I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those
baby sitting us.   It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their
job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their
families and the overall benefits.      HH is on borrowed time.  This
to will pass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2017

Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are
pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another
decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to
drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 June 2017

Re: ONE
CSX Gateway for Intermodal is alive and well. CSX and NS have completed
the Gateway including signs on the interstates.
West Virginia is building the "Inland Ports" under construction.
We just need the transportation spending package to go through then
we'll rob the piggy bank for a tremendous construction effort.
Don't get all excited this is NEW and most of it we be remote trains.
Sorry Charlie!
Florida has already made significant progress but have raped the state
out of funds. They have to wait on the 1 trillion also. WV has started
working on I70 again connecting the NS Inland Port to I64 to Cleavland
.
We also need government to dredge the Mississippi River in Naw Leans
for a Deep Water Port. We got rid of the 9th Ward and all the blacks. I
understand Warren Buffet and the BNSF is getting anxious but rest
assured we are working hard on "Making America great again".
Donald J Trump

Hey! Eugene we're
 not all stupid follow CSX protocol.

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

Whatever has happened to the csx "Gateway" thing? All that money spent
on & for intermodal traffic. Don't hear about that anymore.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

TO LANDSER:
            Kill the up and comers? What up and comers? If you are a
manager or potential manager you need to be both non-threatening (often
slow witted) and be related to the in group. Young, smart, ambitious are
NOT welcomed in management here or most railroads. The smart, innovative
hot shot with a real MBA will soon be gone, unless he is an undercover
railfan, in which case he will stay in the ranks and propose NOTHING,
just watching trains and collecting money and seniority. Example: EHH
is planning massive pools where everybody is qualified everywhere. For
many folks in the very recent past, that would mean constant calls all
night to explain you weren't qualified, on rest, etc. For EHH to do
this means he is NOT using any current management. The fact stock has
shot up means investors believe he is the very rare manager that can
and will do something other than stumble and snooze. He is doing it in
a very harsh manner, of course, but the others? can't do it at all. 88
mil.bonus for a dying man? That means he is very rare. I'm sure many
people can remember improvements / changes that were botched,
retracted, left in a steaming pile on the road. EHH is selling "get er
done", for better or worse.

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

The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes
had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.

Name: Landser
E-mail: Stonehenge.cim
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

So you really think this is a five year plan? Close 8 hump yards? Fire 7
division managers. Fire 11 terminal superintendents? Kill all avenues
for growth. Get rid of all your up and comers? This is a great train
robbery. Better grab your gains 
And run. Cause that's what Paulie and Eugene are going to do. Notice
th 84 million is not spread over 5 years???
Keep whining and singing the blues boys and girls. Eventually Eugene
will let up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2017

TO JINKEM:
             You don't lose a 401k if you are fired or quit. You may
keep the 401k or transfer it (within time limits) to ANOTHER 401k
account WITHOUT IT BEING IN YOUR POCKET FOR EVEN A FEW MINUTES. NOW, if
your employer pays some of the expenses or matching money for you, a now
ex employee, that part will stop.  Lots of brokers will be eager to take
your 401k money and put it in another account.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 June 2017

If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if
you even can but how much?

Name: dezz nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2017

There should be a like button

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

I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks
..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the
FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are
intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by
the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they
told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again

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

to the don mega:
                   some folks are well connected and ALWAYS have FMLA.
Others don't so they get pounded. This is where UNIONS used to help
and direct you to a medical doctor who knew how things worked. In more
recent years they just lay back, don't push about abusers, don't help
those in need.

Name: dirk diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Radnor yard is still the hub.  If it is sold off, it will be the
downfall of CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some
seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from
furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to
driving for uber.

Name: Jens Banger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2017

JACKSONVILLE, FL June 13, 2017 - 

http://gsnmagazine.com/article/48509/duos_technologies_awarded_letter_intent_new_york_c

Duos Technologies, Inc., a provider of intelligent security analytical
technology solutions, has been issued a Letter of Intent to award a
Purchase Order from New York City Transit to provide a turn-key system
as part of a comprehensive pilot program to test and evaluate new
technologies that provide a warning when persons or objects enter onto
NYC Transit system's tracks.

Name: The Don Mega
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a
handful people left working.
I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't
stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are
terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers
right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on
up in seniority!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Plans haven't changed for Radnor. They did try to flat switch, but it
will not work due to how the yard is set up. Clean up is for a possible
presentation for the City of Nashville to buy the property. Also, there
are rumors of a short line lease or purchase of the yard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2017

I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box.
Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

this is the first I have seen of the Hitler movie subtitles. Hilarious!
Thanks for linking them.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw

Name: Holen1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?

Name: Oldhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Tech

A lot of truth in your post.   

But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas.  CSX has made
money since it was founded by Snow.  The RR is an absolute monopoly. 
This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone
can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place
around it was already successful before his. Arrival.    HH legacy or
anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after
passing.   No one will even remember his name in 10 years.       

You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four
I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs  and very
seldom is a trip less than 10 hours.   

I know everything on the RR is time consuming.  Let's say someone has
a 6 hour trip.  By the time lower management makes up their minds goes
over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk
to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk
to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab
isn't there. Call cab company call chief.  Trainmasters calls you so
explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train
traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the
engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher,
buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will
leave after the 3rd train.  3rd train passes no signal buzz up
dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask
if you stiil have a cab?  You tell him no he says I'll order you one
because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl

Name: Eville1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Bullshit.  We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now.  Darth
Vader just combined our pools to go there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Palpatine, any info on Radnor? Last week they started emptying the yard.
Today they started filling it back up. Some people are saying that
trains are backing up all around the terminal and we will remain
humping. Others are saying we have a week or two left before its
closed. I know that flat switching has not been working. Tomorrow is
cleanup day in the yard. Theres a new retarder there ready for
installation.  New track panels are being installed at the bowl. Why is
the work still going on for a yard thats closing?
Any word master?

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Osborn yard is shutting down.

Name: Flippee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Jax.      I've been saying that for years.    New guys get cut blame it
on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. 
The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut.


What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!

Name: JAX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be
in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal
business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid
any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which
means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks
more to be furloughed. Think about it

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be
happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in
detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a
pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please
find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville
KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so
I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.

Name: Pos
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2017

Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way
theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER

Name: oldhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2017

Tech

There's is no news in your post.  10hrs is already an early quit. 
Flips happen at best once a month.  No one wants held away.   

We do get what were paid for.

You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up.  You need to ease
off EHH's nut sack.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2017

Re: ape
Of course asleep at the wheel and safety has the same posts no one will
post on safety issues. If you try to point safety issues out you get
attacked by both corporate and employees. Think about it! Eugene is
responsible for the murder of many people at crossings each year along
with theft of millions from the people. This takes Eugene out as a
criminal, but who cares so just combine the catagories.

Name: Tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2017

T&E 
Your taxi flips will be out the door. You will flip on a train. You
will go to hotel if can't flip without outlawing. You will then come
home working a train or ride another as Jjob and recrew along the way
as needed.upon arrival you will assist in the yard to finish your 10
hrs. Don't expect to get any early quits. You will earn your 10
hrs.pay. wagon service will be cut in half to save money. You won't
get held away. You won't be in hotel long enough to get it. Getting on
the next train out saves hotel cost a a well. Only a one day charge from
lodging if you have to stay until your rested. Don't plan on $50 hr.
Other railroads agreements don't mean a thing to csx. You will get
what they see fit. A new lifestyle is in the making for everyone. Adapt
or find another career. Early quits will be 10 hrs.  That's what you
will be paid for.

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

I took a look at (Safety first)
 and (sleep at the wheel).
They are identical. Can you say dumb ass!

No reason for this.

Name: Guru 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2017

Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor.   CSX
spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on
caskey.  Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down.   HH tethered to
damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make.  HH doesn't care
about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2017

Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the
year. It is no longer in the "plan".  Ninety percent of T&E jobs will
be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of
July.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

50 an hour will be the target, look up the CN and CP contracts.  They
ended last year topping out at over 49 an hour.  Depends on whether
they do away with the Engineer bonus and stock option.  That alone is
equivalent to about 10 an hour.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

In most cases you won't be turning back in a cab, it will be on a
train.  I know this sounds unlikely but with "precision scheduling"
that will be the plan.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and
stuff.  One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. 
I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit!  Maybe you can hire
on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!

Name: Griff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies.  Avon also has
one fat basterd TM.   If you don't like flip pen back home you're a
dipstick.

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you
must be a dumbass.

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel
than flip back home.  I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and
kids or your old lady looks like a man. 

Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free?   You
lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess.  
You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing
your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about
railroading.

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

Word!  That's what going down.  CSX already combining pools it's
going
to be system wide.   50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you
think thats going to happen.   


Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot  kicks in.  this
will be close to your new hourly rate.  Anyone thinks different is a
dumbass.  Stop drinking the KooL-Aid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Re: Jean
Sorry you are wrong. Check the Val Maps to confirm railroads run on
mostly right of way and not owned. This is not commonly known which
prevents farmers from suing RRs for running fiber optics, pipe lines
and other utilities on private property without paying the property
owner. 
Anyone who crosses the tracks at a xing are tresspassers. You are
correct. This is a Federal law making a driver always at fault should a
train hit a driver. 
The RRs and government are taking people's property under eminent
domain paying a fair market value for land only NOT fair market value
for property that has extremely valuable access for other utilities.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it EUGENE.

Name: Billy Dee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

It's not if if just when.   Avon going to have 1 pool.  You will go
wherever needed.

Name: ex lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

WEST END ENGINEERS AT AVON!!!!!!


Listen up and listen up good!!!!  The crew callers are violating the
hell out of article 36 of the SSA agreement.  They are not calling
engineers as CLEARLY WRITTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE TO FILL TEMPORARY ROAD
AND YARD VACANCIES!  

The crew callers have been calling pool engineers off of pools that
they are not assigned to in order to fill vacancies on other pools.
THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING WEST END ENGINEERS THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE CALL
OFF OF THEIR POOLS BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE AVAILABLE ON THE WEST END
EXTRA BOARD. 
SSA ARTICLE 36#
when the designated extra board is exhausted, engineer vacancies in
freight and yard service will be protected in the following sequence.

#1- OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE
IN WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT
PROVIDES OTHERWISE.

THE EAST END ENGINEER EXTRA BOARD IS IN THE SAME ZONE/SUBZONE AND THEY
ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM BEING CALLED TO WORK THE WEST END. 

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE EAST END EXTRA BOARD BEFORE YOU CALL A CREW
CALLER BACK WHO IS TRYING TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE A JOB OFF OF YOUR POOL
JUST BECAUSE THE OTHER POOL IS ON THE WEST END. THEY MUST CALL THE EAST
END EXTRA BOARD AND PUT THEM ON THE ASSIGNMENT IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

EVERYONE ON THE EAST END HAS BEEN QUALIFIED WEST AND CAN TAKE THE CALL.
IF THE CALLERS TELL YOU NO ONE IS QUALIFIED THEN YOU TELL THE CALLER
THEY ARE FULL OF IT.  YOU EARNED YOUR SENIORITY. YOU DID YOUR TIME.
YOUR EARNED THAT SPOT ON A POOL. NO EXTRA BOARD MAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO
TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.  NO CREW CALLER SHOULD BE SHOWING ANY
FAVORTISM TO THE OTHER EXTRA BOARD.  TO MISS CALL SOMEONE BECAUSE A
CREW CALLER DOESNT KNOW THEIR JOB OR DOES AND CHOOSES TO SHOW FAVORTISM
OR IS JUST TO DAMN LAZY TO RUN THE BOARDS PROPERLY IS NOT ONLY
UNACCEPTABLE BUT UNETHICAL.  DONT TAKE THE CRAP. CALL THEM OUT! CHECK
THE BOARDS. SEE WHO IS AVAILABLE. WE ALL HAD OUR DAYS ON THE EXTRA
BOARDS.  THEY CAN DO THEIR TIME JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US!

ALL CREW MEMBERS!

Crew callers have been calling people and not leaving any messages. It
just happened this afternoon again. Someone who has an answering
machine was in another part of their home and when the answering
machine picked up they just hung up and did not leave a message. The
employee did not both to check to see who the call came from. They
receive numerous scam calls and telemarketing calls so they just
ignored it. 10 minutes later the crew caller called back and left a
message this time informing the employee that they were miscalled. 

THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT AND SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. CALLING YOUR HOME
AND HANGING UP CAN BE CONSIDERED A HARRASSING PHONE CALL. A PERSON WHO
CALLS YOU TWICE AND JUST HANGS UP IS SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT THEY
REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AND IT IS NOT IMPORTANT. NO
EMPLOYER SHOULD EVER CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER ESPECIALLY IF THEY
ARE TRYING TO CONTACT THEIR EMPLOYEE. YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES TO RETURN
THEIR CALL. IF THEY CANT BE BOTHERED WITH IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES THEN
YOU SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CALL BACK AND ASK THEM "WHAT DID YOU
WANT ME FOR"? YOU CALLED ME TWICE AND DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. DID YOU CALL
THE WRONG NUMBER? DID YOU NEED SOMETHING?

YOU GET THE POINT.  FILE A COMPLAINT OF THIS BEHAVIOR. ITS ONLY GOING
TO GET WORSE. THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN AND THEY ARE ALL RUNNING
SCARED FOR THIER JOBS AND WILL DO ANYTHING IT TAKE TO FILL JOBS AS FAST
AS THEY CAN EVEN IF IT TAKES VIOLATING THE SSA!

You better get it together as union members and start submitting  your
claims and complaints now. It doesn't matter if you think they will
never get paid. That's not the point. The point is to start a mountain
of payer trails and complaints. Put your GC on notice. Get off your butt
and start making calls. Its only going to get worse if you don't. If
you ever needed to stand together as union brothers now is the time.
This isn't a joke. Its not funny. You wont be laughing later when you
don't have a voice at all. Keep paying those union dues with your hard
earned money and sit in the corning crying. Better get a box of tissues
because your going to need them!

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

30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.

Name: todd novak 
E-mail: !(&$%#@
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my
chicken  you creepy fudge packer

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

Anyone aware of approximately a 30% pay raise for train masters?

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersmedic@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2017

Hi Charley Pace how is everything. Heard you look at this site. You are
safe on the Texas.

Name: A-Mazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2017

Seriously? You're all dusted up about cameras in a hotel?  Are you
serious, or developmentally disabled?  I can't think of any decent
lodging facility that doesn't have cameras out the ASS!  Ever heard of
Ray Rice?  Simpleton.

Name: Nathan Curry
E-mail: nathan_curry@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2017

Anybody seen my latest ad on Craigslist?

Name: tod novak
E-mail: 2$@!&^%(
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2017

7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo  check back room behind
front desk an watch tv   I went back in the yard  I will never stay in
any csx hotel

Name: Jean
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Right of way Ass!   The RR owns the property the rails lie on.  Anyone
crossing the tracks are trespassing!

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

Re : Debora
Sorry the phone number on crossings are ignored under federal law.
Looks like it would be for the people to call in doesn't it? Truth is
a call is accept only if the caller is credible meaning the caller is a
politician, crail employee or police. Calling politicians is worthless
also since they know a railroad can cause them to loose office.
Railroads have a right of way through other people's property which
doesn't give them a right to Turn others property into a train parking
lot. Anything legally you can do? No!!
Sorry.

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

Deborah:
Complain, complain, complain & don't let up. 
Call the police, Co. Sheriff. Call the 800 # posted at the crossing(s).
Call & write to ALL elected officials.  Have everyone in your
neighborhood do likewise.  The more people raising heck the better. 
Make the situation as public as possible.  Worked for us - operational
changes were made (although admittedly, rail traffic slowed too). RRs
can be fined for blocking street crossings - but the fines are chump
change to them.

Name: bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2017

system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement

What's the purpose of this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2017

well the Wall St. Journal had articles both Monday and Tuesday (not
front section, (IIRC)about health of executives, using EHH as example,
but no big surprises, lungs, legs, pneumonia, and unspecified.

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

After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the
shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to
poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you
took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at
a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his
health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell
you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo
they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell
their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is
experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your
sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank
accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health
issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he
had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about
it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is
used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on
full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual
stockholder meeting...THINK

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

Re: Ms. Jacobellis
Sorry for blocking your crossing. Seems like railroads are callis and
could care less about the public doesn't it? You're right but this
site consists of the guys who run the trains. They have no control over
where the train stops that would be management decisions. If you read
the current posts you will hear the reason for your concerns. If
you're on a CSX line things are about to get worse with the new CEO
who is (along with the board of directors) are interested in proffit
only. You can't speak to government agencies or your representative
because they are in bed with railroads. You are welcome to try.
Government is closing crossings across the nation, paying local
communities. This greatly inflates your problem.
We can tell you one thing that may help save your life. The crossing
gates and lights are a death trap. They don't always work, telling you
it is safe to cross when in fact a 40 mph train is only a few feet from
hitting you.
Thank you for your post. Sorry we couldn't help more.

Name: Deborah Jacobellis
E-mail: Dljacobellis@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2017

Csx constantly abuses our neighborhood by blocking the tracks for up to
9 hours and then another train blocks it again shortly thereafter. We
need to drive 3 1/2 miles out of a horseshor road that sometimes has a
train sitting at both ends. Then back up the mile between railroad
crossings. We had an emergency with no electric in the neighborhood for
over 8 hours. Csx was called to move the traim 2 1/2 hours later csx was
still sitting on the tracks and did not move the train. Csx blatently
blocks our crossing leaving two less frequently crossings open. I have
unbelievable pictures of the abuse. With over 200 feet of open double
tracks in front of them..and they block our crossing...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

100 K per year = bare minimum wage considering all the grief & hassles
that are endured when employed by this outfit.

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

Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move:
[CSRA] 
FL RM Rocky Mount NC
FL RT Richmond VA
JX ST Savannah GA
JX PD Pensacola FL
JX WT Waycross GA
CG NA Nashville TN
AT NO New Orleans LA

There are more but that's all I know for now

Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his
heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

I heard EHH mainlined some black tar heroin this morning and OD'd.
R.I.P.

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

What's wrong with you people???????
Eugenes history at CSX depends solely on your performance!
He pulls his pants down the same way you do.
He is using old tactics of fear and intimidation. I think L&N posted
about finding a new job that pays $100 grand a year.  As a member of
management I promise you the high pay you receive is intended to
control you.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are
not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able
to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this?
Supposedly it was over the past weekend.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys
with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to
work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who
was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch
cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were
so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact
thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys
that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for
years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come
when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are.
I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a
little help on something.
I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb
faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all
see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't
know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at
your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months.
Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant,
however the few females in this industry that I have come across are
damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.

Name: Dman
E-mail: The Land Of OZ
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like
our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a
lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting
days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I
wonder who

Name: Mel function 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

Hunter in 93% vote yes....

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

I calll bullshit.....

Name: Iu
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

CSX stock News rumors Harrison 



You're right

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

lets face it, what the carrier wants are young, healthy employees that
think the new ways are the only ways, with more work, less vacation and
benefits. Every time you move people around you shed older employees
voluntarily at low cost. A new hire lower pay dispatcher that thinks 1
job combining desks a, b, c, and d is the new normal at $60k is vastly
preferable to a 20 year man making more, and more vacation, etc. who
knows he shouldn't work desk combo a, b, c, d.This goes for ALL
crafts. Each wave of new hires has lower entitlements and greater
workloads, and thinks it normal. AND, if you split the RR up you lose
more potential new york dock claims and people that UP, etc. would
rather hire themselves. Offer JAX transferees the ($50K???)moving
package and tell them they can keep it if they resign and you will see
a worthwile reduction in transfers. Not giant reductions, but enough to
help, and the crews will work on figuring out early retirement,
disability, etc. themselves. New cheap workers happy to work the new
way vs. old grumps looking for claims and resistance? easy solution!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a
rule violation what you gone do then ?

Name: LN Dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Re dog:  the only way somebody will quit a dispatching job to keep from
moving Wil be if they can find another job making $100,000 a year ,
which is highly unlikely.  Otherwise, they never would've hired on the
railroad in the first place. Railroads have been moving people around
for years especially in management, this is really nothing new.  With
the benefits you have, 401(k) opportunity, stock options, vacation time
and personal leave days that dispatcher gets it is hard to find that
kind of opportunity in the open job market. Depending on your age and
your seniority it would be stupid not to move.  When you factor in the
cost-of-living of most of the cities outside of Jacksonville , you
would move in a heartbeat.....

Name: DogTired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Ok LN disp, want to hear the offer?  $10k.  No help with selling house,
no moving allowance, just $10k, taxed.  Already know of one, there will
be more staying behind.

Name: Meyend Games
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht
we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. 

No taxation without representation!

Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become
unrecognizable!

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the
system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power
with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a
yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the
real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha

Name: LN Dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Re dog:  you will not see a lot of dispatchers quit just because
they're moving them back to Jacksonville. In fact, probably less than
2% will quit.  Now, you might see people retire because of it . They
have been moving crafts all over the railroad for over 30 years.  The
moving packages CSX pays can be highly lucrative, this making it very
attractive.

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

Did CSX make record profits prior to HH?
Will CSX make record profits after HH?
Was the repair shops need prior to HH?
Will the repair shops be needed after HH?
Was the hump yards needed prior to HH?
Will the hump yards be needed after HH?
Was 500 locomotives  needed prior to HH?
Will  500 locomotives be needed after HH?
Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH?
Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH?
Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH?
Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH?
Does the board know HH is a health risk?
Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a
banana peel?
Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union
employees?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2017

Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

lets clarify. EHH and his gang are STOCKHOLDERS, meaning the owners.
These are Harvard, Yale, state pension funds, etc. that mostly want to
keep secret the gang they associate with. Bigger profits the better. We
are STAKEHOLDERS, meaning people with some minor interest. Typically it
means making a little more money than elsewhere. Unions and middle -
upper RR managers will have a substantially better job than they would
have in normal life. In recent years craft employees have gotten the
good deals go away, but still, very few people leave. Managers seem to
get a good buy out at high levels. Still, EHH is doing what stockholder
expect and want, large and quick $$$ profits and then bail out. It is
NOT their job to think long term, or help lonely conductors, or
anything else. Your unions should help but usually don't. The FMLA
lawsuit mentioned below on the BLET blog does NOT seem to claim the
BLET had ANYTHING to do with it. Anyway, EHH is doing to do what his
people asked him to do.

Name: TiredDog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Dispatcher in Indy told dispatching will be moved back to hurricane
alley, I mean Jackassville, oops, dang keyboard, Jacksonville by
October.  They'd better start training dispatchers now.  They will
lose a ton.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Strike  LOL  you will do has your told and suck it up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make
permanent?

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July

Name: DWM
E-mail: LPABH
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Response to COYSD:
It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e
employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to
be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as
there will be no more moving around.

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

Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some
electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish

Name: Elton john
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2017

I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO.   His dedication to f*cking
every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries
around the world.   This mother f*cker has to come to work with an
oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man
with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.

Name: noMercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939

Hold them accountable.     CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. 
It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter.  Will turn into the
largest yard on the. System by end 2019.   To relieve congestion from
Chicago.   Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all
materials will be used on BrewerS expansion.   
There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Must of been a casualty of HH.

Name: Retired SP/UP RFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Name: Jackmeoft
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are
going
to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck
driver.
  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds


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Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both
sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an
Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t
judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have
you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some
siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or
10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many
of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a
compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit
your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management
included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX
Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville
take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When
it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past
performance. 
SP RFE Retired

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses

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

Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.

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

Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the
articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains
magazines.

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are going
to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck driver.
  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

FRA Dave please name your source.

Name: FRA Dave
E-mail: jimbob@gmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Put Radnor Yard (Nashville) on the Hump shutdown list. It's officially
going flat, I have been told through my sources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Huntersmedic@csx.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

CL which Howell yard to be closed on July 1? The one in Indiana or the
one in Georgia?

Name: cl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

July 1st Howell to b shutdown
July11 Avon to be shutdown
August 1 Srilan to be shutdown
August 1 Roselake sold off
1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide

Name: COYSD
E-mail: IAFR
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone
heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you
have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another
location. Has anyone else heard this?

Name: ApeFucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2017

And I live near Granite Shitty. Apefucker fucks the system again

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for
an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is
familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the
case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal
Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers,
who think $1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may
have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is
way too much.
NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this
is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured
in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney
in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal
Courts. Something to think about.

Name: Captain Obvious 
E-mail: 1234 Main
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

Dear ApeFucker,

If i had to guess, it would have to be because you are one of those
Star Employees that works 4 times a month.   To go farther has been to
the Emergency Room 3 times already this year.  Has had 2 family members
pass in 2017.  Was off sick at least once last month.  Marks off
RedBlock twice a year.  Hasnt worked 40 hours a week since REDI.  Takes
his shits only while on duty.  Sound familiar?  ApeFuck employees like
you are the reason things are like they are.  Enjoy your 5 day weekend.

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2017

Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare.

IB & IC will soon be combined.
ID & IE will soon be combined.
IG & IH will soon be combined.

All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville.

T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer
your phone/radio calls.

I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before
letting this go through.

Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity.

-Godspeed

Name: ApeFucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you
off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't
like to do their jobs

Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of
you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch
of lawyers?

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

from what I hear, Avon will close as a flat switch AND hump yard approx
June 6? the day of the annual meeting. Great Lakes disp. will be in JAX
in October. Hawthorne is being rapidly rebuilt and enlarged ASAP using
ties and rail (probably intended) for main line track and so better
needed on main instead of Hawthorne. Hawthorne, for those who have been
there, has lots of area where tracks used to be, then pulled up, and now
readily available for quick relay. I guess Salem, Gateway, and Madison
will charge per car to sell us switching services, and Transfer Yd.
(former PRR Indy) will once again open for limited intermodal switching
and some industrial work. I don't think any piggy packers or truck
parking.4-8 ??? through intermodal 107-108, 131-132, etc? go through
Avon, maybe swing by Transfer to pick up or set off? Rebuild Avon next
year as efficient, modern flat yard, or part out sections for
industrial? Can't figure out what they haven't decided, logical
progression does not follow when NO logic exists with certainty. It
always took PC, CR, CSX 10 years to decide to repave a parking lot, so
100 day changes are certainly different! AND of course 1 yardmaster per
shift until they leave, and various trainmaster / crew callers to
assist.

Name: clark
E-mail: clark1@fu.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2017

Harrison's total pay package is north of $300 million. That's more
than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet
running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a
high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for
underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with
health issues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

What's the latest rumors surrounding Avon closing?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2017

well, I don't know why we need so many roadmasters, but I can make some
guesses. If there are any guarantees or similar coming up it would be
nice to point out that employees voluntarily declined to apply for open
jobs, thus disqualifying themselves,- not our fault,  OR if we have a
serious wreck we can point out that we were developing a strong pool of
candidates - not our fault,or tell local government officials about our
mass hiring plans for the voters, if they don't come out to meet the
Congressman and the CSX hiring people, - not our fault, etc. or if jobs
are cut the REAL working RR's could look for other RR jobs if they
really wanted to, - not our fault! There is always an angle to CYA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Hey there Mel Function
You taken offense at my calling Eugene a foreigner? You think Eugene
can take me out? Tell him to bring it on. I'm on De CSX Mexican line
and a part of NAFTA like brother Eugene. Don't make me come cross de
Rio Grand an get you.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2017

Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the
rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this
Em Effer? What a mystery this place is

Name: Bone Devil
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't
care about maintaining anything?

Name: OK OK
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did
you miss the whole point because of that little detail?

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for 
asst Road Masters. Big Difference!

Name: OZZ BURN 
E-mail: Balloon knot
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2017

Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the
search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait
for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of
a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road
foreman???? 
What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come
up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent
pending)

Name: Pickle fart
E-mail: Butternutz
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2017

I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done
away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for
the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be
managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky
turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire
you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if
someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can
get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then
apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have
no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an
attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what
they think? 
"How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale

Name: hehateme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2017

Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs
will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should
start exercising their senority.

Name: Moral-less-1
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Brothers and sisters !    
Together we stand divided we will fall.

What would happen to stock prices if every hard working brother and
sister in transportation, signal, engineering, all union employees
stand together...  I'm not talking a strike but a walk out. We all
just quit and refuse to work for a corporation that cares nothing about
its company's future or employees !!   What if this happens on June 5th
when the board will not take into consideration the workers and backbone
of its company

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Conductor 30

Conductors agreement has article that covers  jobs that have 8 hour
shifts with a new crew starting duty on the next shift.   Coming in on
road trains is not covered under this article. I PERSONALLY  watched a
division manager rip the ass of a YM for keeping a engineer on duty
after his shift ended while the next crew sat in the yard office
drinking coffee. He heard the engineer going off on the radio to the YM
about it. The division manager stood right there in front of us and told
him to put his claim in and he would make sure it was paid. He also said
it would never happen again. The engineer even told the YM at the
beginning of the shift he had to be off on time to make a doctors
appointment. He gave them a bull crap extra move that he knew they
couldn't get done before their shift was done. This YM was bad at this
and also abusing the lunch time and giving late lunches. Was great to
witness a manager with a set of balls do what was right and put the YM
in his place!

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

report Joe Berry to who? Why to Avon Senior Terminal Trainmaster
Derr-ick Assher, of course. The cream, err the fart, rises to the top.

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

Dear Coperate office hopefully you are still not there you insulted Mr
Hunter by saying he is from Canada.He  is an American hopefully he lets
you go comparing him to ISISI
I hope your not a manager...

Name: Mel Function is a moron
E-mail: Where does he work
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2017

I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you
are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty
ready to work.

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

Shares up over $53. great when I bought at $29. glad to see all CSX
employees purchased shares.Right on HH..

Name: Paj
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs.   I believe
most of the job losses aren't  needed.  This company has made great
profits year after year.  Every employee we had yesterday is needed
tomorrow both Union and management.    

The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH.    I say cast your vote and cast it
today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory.  CSX will
continue making great profits.  Donald Duck can be CEO and this place
will still make a profit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop
yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid
off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time
so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end
up being a ghost town

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

You know its funny because a few yrs ago the co sent all the trainmen
and engine men letters if they would like to join management jobs ie
TM& RFE positions, and at the end of the letter, will you be willing to
relocate...NOT... tore the letter up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Re Me
Now you're thinking along the right path. I suggest everyone else do
the same.
You guys have been out there for years making CSX work. In comes Eugene
changing everything because the directors want more money for investors.
If the investors are going to take you down then take CSX with you. You
think the board will put up with Eugine under those conditions?
Come on guys!!!  You are in control of the life of CSX NOT some
foreigner from  Canada!!!!!  I am telling you, there's much more to
this picture than you know. Simple strategies that (Me) mentions will
stop this.  However: this takes you working together as a team, which
requires your union to back you.
Think of it this way:  Is the board going to put CSX out of business
due to Eugine?
How's about letting ISiS coming in and raping our women?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

These Managers can rush me out the door in 10 minutes if they want,
that's fine.  My Locomotive Inspection use to take about 2 minutes,
now it's gonna take about 30 and I'll be going over them with a fine
tooth comb looking for anything to remove them from service.  2 can
play this game, as I guarantee CSX one thing, we have more ways of
slowing things down, than they do of speeding things up. Any Harassment
from Mgmt. to speed things up will immediately be reported to the
General Chairman's office as well as the FRA.

Name: Balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

Wall 
Next time that happens wait till your cond. Gets out with you then tell
the  ym over the radio your gonna be a few minutes because you weren't
allowed to do a job briefing before you got on your motor. Rushed out
and waiting on him.  Screw that shit. He's making you break the damn
rules! Union should put that shit on the good faith challenge list!

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

Malfunction go back and finish your full time job of cleaning the
restrictions at Hardee's you dick it's yard master not yard manager.
I guess you are an engineer on the train that goes around the Christmas
tree dick.

Name: Mel Function
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

Early quits did all the work yard manager or whatever they call him done
by 12;00 and had to sit in lunch room till 16:00 BS 
no more flying switches for them rookie brakeman didn't line one
switch quick enough one run thru big deal ...

Name: 8 hrs my ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical
plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my
Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and
where all the over 300 tank cars are.  I getting of the job I have had
for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not
knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews
out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes.

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2017

Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him
the axe also?

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

No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to
vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP.   Yeah and
we're the dumbasses.

Name: bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2017

At Cumberland:  The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for
the 3 PM shift.  Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in
attendance to provide security.   

First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. 
CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2017

DISTRICT for Cincinnati north and west is NMAD / BCCW

LO BT, IN IN, LO BS

Terminal - LO CI

South is CSRA AP KY


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Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2017

What seniority district is Queensgate?

Name: NoWay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Vote No Fuck these Guys
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Company should not be expected to tolerate employees showing up late 
for their assignment(s), OR dicking around at the yard office. 
 
However, if not given adequate time for proper job briefings, et al, &
more once on duty, write it up, submit the experiences\info to the
proper union rep. and/or legislator, government authority.  Bombard
'em. Complaint(s) from just one person usually doesn't cut it.
Provide some ammo. Much better substantiation with documentation.

Posting on this website = a place to vent maybe, but c'mon, that's
about it.

Name: Mc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

How can anyone vote for this tool?

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2017

What seniority district is Queensgate?

Name: Dman 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in
service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true,
and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june
15th, who knows whats next.

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2017

Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after
you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a
ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be.

Name: Sue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

I don't even bother to meet trainmasters.  Those silly basterds come
and go.   I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here.
We have 1 fat ass that's  too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat
fucker out there.

Name: Wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time.  The kool-aid drinking
train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be
considered late.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the
trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could
 drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work
with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time
to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely
leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top
of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my
engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I
understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others
but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit
takes time when you start your shift.  Then when there's a derailment
they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had
nothing to do with it.

Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST  
E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual
20 minute lunches ?

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Mel function:
        Your a dickhead go play with yourself and wish you knew how to
operate a locomotive. Dream on and I think your handle is malfunction
idiot!!

Name: mel function
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2017

Get over it Hunter is here and will shake up all you doggers that have
been dogging it for many years.
Quit kissing ass to move a lousy train big deal locomotive engineer
glorified truck drivers.
Still getting paid for 1960,s work with 2017 innovation get onboard go
Hunter go....

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2017

I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. 
What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any
suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started
selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should
come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely
derailed.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2017

Goddamn, there's a name out of the past. Joe Berry, he's still around.
His daddy or uncle must have spent the last ten years pulling strings.

I'll have to check but I think he won The Brown Banana Award one year.
I know he finished in the top five every year...well once a piece of
shit, always a piece of shit!

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

In reply to Avon Sucks,

1st Yes, Avon absolutely does suck (it will get worse)

2nd Report Joe Berry to who?  The Great Lakes Division is falling apart
more by the day.   Do you really think they are going to do anything to
Joe Berry?  If you report him to Jacksonville do you really think they
will do anything?  Wakeup!  Nobody is going to do anything to any of
these guys.  They are so shorthanded right now.  Everyone has quit or
been removed.  Your only hope is to stay away from him ir hope he gets
fired or transferred .  

3rd Avon still sucks

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

Hey, Billy Dee.  All that sounds good to investors and cuff link
Railroaders. BUT....you have to repair track and Bridges and that aint
gonna happen without curfews and outages. "No slow orders and dont
hold trains, period!" Precision Railroading sounds good till you pile
one up.  Hope these clowns have Corman, Hulcher, Cranemasters, and the
EPA all on speed dial!!

T&E guys....know your Roadway guys, track inspectors, and bridgemen. 
Let em know where the problems are. Call em and keep em informed. 
Timetable speed so these corporate rapists can make millions isnt worth
you losing your life. They will keep pushing until we push back!

Name: Cheese
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

Our union steward has been laid off for over a month.  Meanwhile  there
has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined.  
Response by said union steward  "O they can do that."  I've never
heard that one before.  I guess the carrier was just being nice to let
us have different pools.  Well  not NOW thank you.  


Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn
idiot.  Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts.
  

There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down.
              So FUCK Those GUYS  you think they care about us

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz.
Out!

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

Sounds like Billy D is a suck ass who's job will probably be eliminated
next week. I guess the D stands for  @$#!head

Name: Billy Dee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

“Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment
creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound
counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to
move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on
schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield
significant savings,” EHH


RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN
KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE

Name: Dr Readmore
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

JAD as follows

ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices
A.
All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions
for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described
in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of
preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day
[JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to
submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a
position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority
standing:
1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none;
2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point,
if none;
3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point.

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using
this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell
ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more
people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse
food, it's all good.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.

Name: GL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

What the hell is Jad?

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there
are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to
stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya
momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this
round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you
don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some
people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin.

Name: Zzzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2017

Our  pools are combined to one tonight at jad.  I hope it bites the
company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years.  Not a
 very safe move CSX .  I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those
ass clowns.  
Berry is a Fat Bitch

Name: D Man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2017

Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant,
so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help
him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur
on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2017

Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so
he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!!

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2017

Weekend at Bernies....
Anyone else see the similarities?  Paulie secretly propping up Eugene?
Paulie couldn't run a microwave let alone a class 1 railroad. In all
Ernest we all know the effects of an oxygen deprived brain. Hope
someone's monitoring Eugene. Changing back would be expensive and
problematic. Shutting hump yards. Discharging good people. Somethings
wrong folks. Something major.

Name: HardOne
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2017

Yea, ok, 2000 years of coal.  Who are you going to sell it to?  Noone
else is clinging to the filth.  Good luck.

As for EHH.  I don't know where you folks have been!  The object
isn't to build a strong company, the object is to pump up stock values
so that folks who've never earned a wage can make another fortune. 
This is what you have accepted.  This is what you voted for.  You can
wipe the surprised look off your faces now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2017

one edge that Hunter has, beside his reputation, is that there is no
competition. Who is the other choice? I would suggest talking to
Stanley McChrystal (sp?) and his management group, offering a 2 year
management contract with incentives but less than EHH wants, and
hopefully a less frenetic set of management changes that achieve the
same or better results in a manner that involves ALL the employees,
motivating them without the inept thrashing around that the OLD gang
and now the NEW gang seem to do. Just IMHO.

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2017

And if you listen to last 30 seconds of the last investor's call, you
will hear his oxygen machine beeping before he quickly ends the call
"to go call Keith (Creel)"

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14140394/1/questions-raise-regarding-csx-ceo-harrison-s-health.html

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

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146

Name: CSX Bone Devil
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2017

Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any
railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will
obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy
drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term.
Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of
employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. 
Harrisons approach in a nutshell!

Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply
going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term
until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough
coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of.

Why isn't Harrison going after the coal?

Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its
assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? 

Stock is down today $1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine
about a month ago it took 20 minutes online

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2017

Many people think that changes needed to be made.....
However, most of those, if not all, believe the EHH requested
compensation is way out of line \ is way too much.

Name: Iown400 Shares
E-mail: Iown400
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2017

It sure sounds like Mr. Harrison is quite accomplished as a RR leader. 
My question is the price tag.  He joined CP from CN using lost deferred
benefits as a justification for a big salary.

From
   Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
   NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
   OF SHAREHOLDERS AND PROXY STATEMENT  April 20, 2016
On p.71 they attempt to justify his $2.2 Mil salary by saying he
forfeited his $1.5 Mil pension from CN.  Thus he is only netting $.7
Mil.

What a load!  When he joined CN he agreed to that compensation package.
 When he left CN it was not CP's problem to compensate him for money
*he* chose to forfeit.

Apparently the CP stockholders saw through that and rejected the "Say
on pay" proposal the next year.  See:
http://s21.q4cdn.com/736796105/files/doc_financials/Annual-Report/2016/CP-Proxy-Circular-2017.pdf
(page 49)

So I believe Mr. Harrison is a highly capable person and will help CSX
but the price tag can't be justified by his former compensation since
his future earnings prospects were seriously diminished at the request
of the shareholders.

Ciao amicos e amicas!
A tiny owner

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

So CSX will steal two complete crossing sets and resale elsewhere at
full price.Even though the two given are the most safe in the city. Two
more sets of gates don't go in because of the states $400,000 over
payment out of the safety budget which is $40,000 a year CSX
makes/saves on the missing four crossings maintenance. Crank them there
trains up a few MPH idiots. How much of this the Unions get in
kickbacks?

http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/news/local-news/2017/05/tiffin-joins-ohiocheckbook-program-online/
9 0.021533 142181Y CSX OH SENECA TIFFIN HOLMES STREET 0 0 0 0 0 GT 52 2
60 YES 2 598
11 0.020042 142189D CSX OH SENECA TIFFIN NORTH MONROE STREET 0 0 0 0 0
GT 51 2 50 YES 2 458

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/23/130
(A) the amount of the incentive payment paid to the government with
respect to the crossing by the railroad concerned under paragraph (2);
or
(B) $7,500.

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

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.



In other business, council unanimously approved a railroad safety
improvement plan, which is to close two railroad crossings.Montz said
the project, administered by the Ohio Rail Development Commission,
initially called for closure of the North Monroe Street crossing.He
said ORDC and CSX representatives later recommended also closing the
Holmes Street crossing. Each closure could earn the city an additional
$200,000-$225,000 for the project. Montz said the administration backs
the new proposal because the project could be of no cost to the city
and solves a safety issue. The two crossings were deemed as the most
dangerous in the city by the Federal Railroad Administration. The
project also will introduce enhanced safety features at the other
crossings in the city. Montz said last week he was told by federal
railroad officials the city had to close the crossings or spend
$350,000-$400,000 per crossing to add four-quadrant gate systems to be
considered for a citywide quiet zone. The quiet zone would stop
conductors from sounding horns within the city.

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2017

Any conformation on ALL RCO operations being cut and converted to
conventional as HH believes RCO is too costly?

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

Blue collar???

This is Eugene's horse farm in Florida, he has another one in CT

http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/49261-sprawling-florida-equestrian-compound-on-the-market-for-45-million

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

there was a comment about double H farms and Hunter's elitist family. I
don't know much about his personal background. Anybody really know?
Starting as a chain smoking blue collar car knocker in the South
(Tenn.) I would guess that he has a chip on his shoulder against
traditional RR management, such as we have always had, and would be
hardass and plain speaking but not elitist. Anybody know for sure?

Name: Landser
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

More on hunter, methods, associates. 

Have no doubt ehh is here to robs us blind and humiliate us in the
process. He proclaims railroading has certain demands that are inherent
and harsh within this profession BUT is the first to use modernization
to eliminate jobs or even an entire craft. So much for nostalgia. His
latest sand kicking escapades included removing napping allowance and
being inside a locomotive cab. At cp he justified his actions, both
publicly and possibly within his own mind, by claiming they had "a
horrible entitled culture." He uses reporters, lackeys from buff
magazines and financial analysis's to spread his propaganda. Releases
stories like a wife calling him, a wife mad cause her husband didn't
get a quit and made it through to talk to a multibillion dollar
companies CEO TO COMPLAIN. Sure  she did. We all know quits benefit the
company more than us. It's about his ego. Give a railroader 8 hours of
work. Most will bust ass getting it done in 6. Everybody's happy.
Customers. Air men. Car men. Outbound crews etc.... except hunter.
Apparently ole hh has disproved the bell shaped curve model. Please
enlighten us all with your findings mr Harrison. Please provide the
empirical data and hypothesis supported conclusions to the scientific
community so we can create a new more sophisticated method for human
behavioral expectations. 

Next, following his cp model.  He will attempt to find the terminal
most likely to stand up to him. It was Alberta at cp.   Happy hunter
intentionally picks a fight. Flys in 60+ managers to break the workers
backs. This gives him time and space to further impose his will on the
workers. After something sets off a major issue or even a strike he
gets the Govt to bail him out. More time. More space. 

To our advantage we know what he does from his past play book. Also, on
our side is his egotistical arrogance. We are going to have to use other
tactics than a direct confrontation. At least. Temporarily. Try and work
with local managers. Most hate him as well. Those who drank his kook aid
are best ignored. Safe days, working extra cautiously, need not be
carried out for multiple days. Or even shifts for that matter.
Hopefully we can eventually organize where a safe shift occurs at
multiple locations or in succession. Let him get his people on jets.
Let them land to find hard working smiling workers. Let them circle for
days not knowing where to head. Gorilla tactics. Not approach march.
USA. not the red coats. Use social media and friends at other locations
to keep in touch. 

We are not the first generation of workers to have a meanie as CEO. Nor
a weak union. He even has slow business to help him. But his goal is
money for his cohorts in crime and his ego. If he doesn't deliver on
the first he may wake with one of his famous horse heads in his bed.
The second is laudable. There are no famous railroaders. Even
Vanderbilt was considered unsavory. All the robber barons are unknowns.
Hater will be but a footnote in the history of Cn, cp and assuredly CSX.


Our goal must be long term. Rid this company of a man bent on its
destruction for his personal gain. 300 mil??? 4 years? $75,000,000 a
year. $1,442,307 a week $206,043 a day. 2 workers salary per day.
That's not counting the salary of our new asst. Director of the board.
Paulie. Mantle ridge Bought a billion dollars of stock at its lowest
point. Mantle ridge was created in 2016. It has 4 employees. 2
advisory. 1-10 clients. 6 accounts. It's funded by ROBERT (Robbie)
JOSEPH CANNON. of horizon investments. 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/long-term-investment-horizon-helped-activist-score-big-win-at-csx/ar-AAo1UbY
We must boycott horizon. We must use social media to organize our fight
and discredit horizon. Horizon wants to enable a CEO who abuses workers,
ignores contracts and guts a company then we must be their bad press.
Remove funds.  Check with friends.  Ask them to so as well. Call them.
Ask them to remove support. Post on their face book page. Do all we can
to bring about public understanding of the abusive policies of harrison
and his methodology and who his enablers are. Thus making horizon and
Robbie rue the day they started a war with working men and women. 

We do not have a lazy nor a lackadaisical culture. We are hard
oworkers. Dedicated to our profession.  You WILL NOT change that hard
truth unto your narrative  Harrison. You will not!
This fight we did not ask for. Did not start. But yet here we are.

Name: Black momba
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 May 2017

To the last post, hey man if you have never worked for the rr you have
absolutely no clue what the hell you are talking about, stay off here
and go take your poodle for a walk and stay on your meds ....... clown.

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching
has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.

Name: Brake Stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Today is May 14th and CSX is sucking big time.  Jobs being combined, no
more OT, no early quites, cant find a supervisor to make a decision
because they are afraid of getting axed. Customers not getting worked
and we are getting screwed and the union not backing us up. Tomorrow
will be a new day with more cluster f#@! changes.  CSX is on fire and
HH is adding fuel to the flames to burn it down.

Name: TJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Just voted No to EHH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Any truth to selkirk Hump being shut down

Name: WilliamT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Red-

My post was not intended to be "pro-company", I am as anti EHH as
anyone and voted my shares as such.  My point was that with all of the
bitching over the years, over people that really were not that bad, we
finally have someone who should be hated and feared.  Like it or not,
CSX deserves this.  Wall Street doesn't give a shit about employees
and even if Eugene dies before his contract is up; he is already
bringing in his minions (Jamie Boychuk from CN for one) to succeed
him.

As a manager for 20+, I walk into work everyday like "my six is in the
chopping block".  I have survived numerous cutbacks, but I act like
everyday is my last in order to survive.

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

Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2
weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I
have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries
around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the
hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation
without representation right?

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see
everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our
own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to
take out a $8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid
in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many
before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future
family. I  have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im
a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but
take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned,
myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men
over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships
with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its
shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the
company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we
helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work
with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u
signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not
walking away, just dont want it taken away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

To employed ioc for 30 plus years.  You stumbled on to a website called
CSX sucks and you're surprised to find a little discontent?   I bet
you're a lot of fun at a party!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

If you are not employed with the railroad in any capacity,you have no
credibility in posting any comment on the dysfunctional culture of
Railroad life.Hunter Harrison is applauded for his business acumen but
it does not take much talent to rape another company for their own
personal gain.This is the typical hostile takeover were the objective
is short term gains and profitability without any regard for longevity
and growth. The multimillionaire's compensation package is ridiculous
and immoral with his cut and gut and cash out strategy.Everyone
employed by him is seen as a liability on the balance sheet.You are
disposable.He is looking to further secure his elitist family on the
backs of our labor.Double H Farms is an expensive operation to
maintain. I am sure he thinks more highly of his horses than common
laborers. I voted no likewise in less than five minutes to thwart his
narcissistic effort for personal enrichment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Too much of what is posted on this particular website is just 
complaining from unhappy employees. 
Surely & truthfully, there are many legitimate valid concerns,
complaints, etc. 
HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN FORCED TO HIRE ON AND THEN MADE TO STAY?

Name: Russell Brucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

You guys on the CSX have it really bad.
I know that being a SMART/ UTU officer and
sell my guys off for extra cash to get what the
company officers here in Bakersfield want.

Don't feel bad. You are all going to get fucked
with the next national agreement when it expires and
just have to take it in the ass.

Have a good weekend.

Russell Brucker
UTU Local Chairman 835
Bakersfield, Ca

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

Ape 20 to 30.

Better than anything I've seen recently, I think you've pegged it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

I somewhat agree with the trainmaster. Almost all top management were
determined to provide themselves, buddies and kinfolk, and the
management mafia with high salaries and an easy life, with
stockholder's shares a very secondary concern. Nobody in authority
tried  to re-mediate the family life issues, the poor workplace
concerns, etc. The habit of bullying labor and lower management was
long term, sick leave / FMLA was a joke, and the solution was to marry
into West Virginia mafia or burrow into a cubbyhole in JAX, and to hell
with people out of service for being a target, or the many operational
inefficiencies tolerated. EHH is blunter and quicker, and doesn't
share as much of the pie with medium / top management, preferring to
give surplus to shareholders. If we saw managerial resumes you find NO
education, not a spark of managerial acumen, and NO talent whatsoever
to improve CSX. A good criteria is to ask is: could this boss be a
shift manager at Taco Bell? Are other companies in other industries
swarming around to get the "precious talent" we are shedding? Oscar
Munez, who was chosen for CSX from Pepsi / Frito Lay, quickly was taken
by United. Clearly not a perfect person, he was promoted in many
industries, and CSX picked him over Cindy, Dave Dech, John Bradley, and
hundred's of other RR managers.Not one of them is likely to get a job
at Coca-cola, Microsoft, or Wall Street. Not one of them is likely to
get a MacArthur genius award, innovate new procedures in steel, health,
or computers, or do anything higher than high school drop out levels.
They may get a buy out to reward them for doing nothing useful for 20
years, or to thank the well connected father for siring a child of no
ability. Many others will get far less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2017

All of these shenanigans to line the pocket of a multimillionaire, who
has no regard for real people . We have dedicated our lives to CSX and
sacrificed our families to accommodate the company through the years by
working very demanding schedules.We are very special, tough people
despite the views of corporate elites.EHH's primary objective at every
Railroad he has led is to rape the company for his own personal gain and
impress the boys on Wall Street with his impressive profit margins.
People in the financial industry only see his numbers but do not see
the real casualties on the ground. He is in it for the short term to
enrich his family's enormous fortune already accumulated upon the
backs of hard working men and women at other railroads.He is a
narcissist. This is like a bad storm upon us. We must hunker down and
pray for the best outcome. Now to deny a hard working, high skilled
labor force the opportunity to make overtime and provide good customer
service is clearly transparent. He does not care about you or the
customer. The customer is the reason for our existence.Pleae vote
against every nominee upon receiving your proxy. It only takes a few
minutes to complete. Prayers to all my CSX brothers and sisters!

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

Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be
remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that
and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right
now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not
make some memories with your grandkids before you die?

Name: Red 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

The TM


Yeah you're probably correct.   If or when your 6 is on the chopping
block maybe you won't be so pro company..

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

Railroaders never cease to amaze me:

Everyone hated Ward
Everyone thought Munoz was a clown
Everyone thought Brown was a dick
Everyone thought Ingram was the biggest prick to walk the face of the
earth
Everyone though Conway was a dumbass
Everyone thought Crown was a jackass
Everyone thought Carpenter was an asshole

And now, everyone hates Hunter.  

Face it, if Jesus became CEO of CSX you would bitch about that too.

We are all fucked, big money owns 80% of this company and they want
Eugene H. Harrison in the seat, period.  He will gets the vote, easily.

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

There has been over 1000 managers let go.  How is that not 1000+ votes
against HH and Mantle Ridge.  Almost every CSX employee owns stock.  I
say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes.
 Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH.   Merril Lynch is
pushing for HH vote.  Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR
and "they"  don't want us to ever come to that realization.   We can
shut this place down overnight if we so desired.  Something as simple
has voting an old man out is child's play.   Come on brothers cast
your vote

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

I've worked for Csx for over 20 yrs. and this is as bad as it's ever
been.  We were just  told no more ot. Now that's been done in the past
but somehow it seems different now. I just want to put the word out
Never forget the nuts run the asylum. And yes we're the nuts!
Engineers make sure to calendar day your locomotives. If you find a non
complying issue shop it. Road engineers if you got to use the bathroom
let the dispatcher know and stop your train. If you lose com with your
eot get it down to 30mph. Foreman protect your shoves. Take your lunch.
Report any switch hard to throw. If the handle doesn't spring up and
just flops to the ground report it. Make sure you stop 30 minutes
before your off duty time so you can tie down your power and job brief
the yard master what you didn't finish. Now these are just a few
things everyone should be doing. In unity is strength!

Name:  Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2017

Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place
that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it
now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off
until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told
use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so
yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8
mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our
customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT

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

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees

Name: Back in the craft
E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS
HOLINESS HUNTER????




Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive
At issue: Advisory vote on $84 million reimbursement request
By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017

NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX
shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle
Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management
shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported...



http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive

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

Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2
minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will
plant a tree for every vote.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were
made to be broken. Shut er down

Name: youmad@me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

Why did Louisville lose 12 two men job?

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

Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.

Name: Zzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2017

R


Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone.   It took
under 5 minutes.   Thanks for the post.  I voted against all proposals! 
   Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.

Name: R
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2017

Cast a vote against  and you know you're good.     MANTLE RIDGE’S
VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Proposal 1:

FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in
the Proxy Statement

Proposal 2:

FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent
Auditors for 2017

Proposal 3:

FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the
compensation of the Named Executive Officers

Proposal 4:

FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of
future advisory votes on executive compensation

Proposal 5:

FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the
reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of
E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2017

Hey Bird turd, don't you have an ambulance to chase, you parasite.

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

http://jacksonville.com/business/business-notebook/real-estate/2017-05-01/sunday-notebook-apartments-and-more-apartments

CSX Transportation paid $1.7 million for a 4,244-square-foot condo, the
Peninsula at St. Johns. A spokeswoman for the railroad said it will use
the condo for L@N to show his tinker toy. The complex was built in 2008
and that unit sold for $1.6 million when new.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2017

Crews are on the scene of a fatal train derailment in Lincoln County,
Missouri. We’re told around 30 cars were derailed after a dump truck
tried to beat the train across the tracks. 

What we know --> http://on.ksdk.com/2qAzQt9

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2017

Interesting Read! Check it out!

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2017

Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and
the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada

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

I live at 23709 Highway 41 Blanchard, ID 83804 with my wife/mom Kristen
Sorenson Leave a message at (208) 437-2591 unless she hits on you.

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

Little birdie is none other than big nose Bob Comer from Ohio.  He uses
numerous alias names to try to disguise himself but he really does not
do a very good job at it. He is an ambulance chaser for personal injury
lawyers that sue the railroads.  He is the master of lying and a
professional in the art of deception.  He will make up more excuses
than Hillary did on why she lost the election.  Heck, he will even try
to out LIE her, which is pretty hard to do.

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 May 2017

Little Birdie where are you from that you know about the Belleville News
Democrat? That's a small time paper

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2017

Hey HH, why don't you just close this whole mother fcker down and get
it over with.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2017

Bruceton Yard (TN) to close tomorrow, Friday, May 5th

Casky Yard (KY) will be closed Sat., May 6th

If we close all the yards and fire all the employees, think of all the
money we will save! 

Unionized employee layoffs coming soon!!!! I'll keep you posted.

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

Good post, bird turd Comer:  Proof positive that your hero Pineturd, is
a certified goofball.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2017

Decent people do understand that - it's those that have inferiority
complexes, are insecure and never learned manners & how to treat other
people that don't.

Name: Black momba
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2017

When is everyone going to understand that just because you have a
bachelors degree in something doesn't mean you're the sharpest crayon
in the box .

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

http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article145849364.html
APRIL 20, 2017
Big bucks in high places
Before (Clinton County Sheriff Department) Sgt. Dan Travous starts with
‘his train was going under 50 — horn blew — yadda, yadda ... ’ you
readers should know that the train speed limit is 60 mph — railroads
are greed run and time is $$$. The train crew could have a 40 in one
hand, joint in the other, watching porn, and was going 90 mph for all
he really knows. Is it even legal for OUR cops who let the train black
box and video go bye-bye with the killer railroad to make a NO PROOF
statement on an OPEN investigation?
Trains don’t blow horns at private crossings in this country because of
big bucks in high places. The last second horn can actually freeze
drivers like a deer in the headlights.
Illinois, where is the MILLIONS in our signals you let the railroads
just carry off???
ROBERT PINES
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article148376994.html
MAY 03, 2017
...The Madison County Sheriff’s Department said the investigation is
ongoing, so the office was not able to provide any additional
details...

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

TO: ZZZZZZ
                 Thanks for the Canadian article viewing Harrison and
his plans. Its rather tiring to read items about f**cking the
trainmasters wife, or how glad you are that he has lost his job,
possibly ruining his family. This is true even if he is inept,
unskilled, and incompetent, as many managers are.

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

Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on
runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/

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

Things to come Brothers.                                                
                                    Physically, you can’t run as many
trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s
structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of
workers.”

CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately
one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he
stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway
CSX Corp.

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

The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon.  Can vote your shares
in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you
follow the How To Vote instructions.  At least 5 proposals are on the
docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI:  We
are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO!
To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is
ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains.
After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really
care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery!
If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses
on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting
the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little
men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs!

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8
years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and
ran this time.

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

I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block.

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

Still ---Still waiting--No left field gay bashed judges crap ---So Name:
L&N dispr at this time you are suppose to explain how you would know all
about how a railroad operates being a nothing tinker toy train boy
living in your mommas back yard in Idaho and all.

So how much you get for your tinker toy train in California when momma
moved you to Idaho?

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2017

Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock!     Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump
all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years.  That's what he will do.   He will
make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground.  They
don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW!  
Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and
back to the truckers.   This guy HH is a fucken NUT!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2017

Pines, still waiting on your probation officer to clear your whole
family which apparently just can't stay out of jail .. What is it with
the pinetard family, all of you are nothing but a bunch of thugs.  Here
is the big tip , make sure you have plenty of AA batteries for those
ankle bracelets your whole family has to wear . What an embarrassment. 
Your family is nothing but white trash.  Pines GET A LIFE or maybe a
better lawyer.  You are nothing but a loser....



ROBERT PINES

Booked By Crawford County Jail Booked Date Nov. 21, 
ROBERT PINES

Booked By Crawford County Jail Booked Date Nov. 21, 2013

Arrest Details

Charges• TAMPERING W/WITNESS 


Booked By Crawford County Jail Booked Date Nov. 3, 2013o


CRYSTAL PINES

Charges• FAILURE TO APPEAR MqISDTracking #N/ACRYSTAL

GenderfemaleRaceWHeight5′ 5″Weight200 lbsp
JUSTIN PINES

Booked By Crawford County Jail Booked Date Nov. 4, 2013

Arrest Details

Charges• ASLT/DOM 2ND DEG/WEAPON/FAMILY (F C)• ENDANGER WELFARE
CHILD/2ND DEG (F D)• FELONIOUS RESTRAINT/ADULT (F C)• UNLAWFUL USE OF
WEAPON (F D)Tracking #N/A

GendermaleRaceWHeight6′ 0″Weight250 lbsFacilityN/A

AgeN/ADate of BirthN/AAge at ArrestN/AEye ColorHAZHair ColorBRO

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

Re: Conductor
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger.
I got fussed at for not using the hand rail too.
Problem is I'm not a current employee I was on an investigation for
the D rail and explosion in Baltimore. Once a CSX employee always a CSX
employee I guess HA!
If i read this right all RRs will be hammering people. The article on
Harrison someone posted, Harrison gives the answer. "Chicago won't be
the hub. The Mississippi River is wide open all the way to New
Orleans." Google Canada Ports to get a Thought pattern.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps.
I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not
touching handrails SMDH !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

hunter gay harrison  fucked everybody over at the cp  now hes ready to
fuck up 100s of familys again here .......  this douchebag has caused
more problems to hard working American people ,than al-qeada ....
all railroads are under fire now , have to break one rule to follow
another , its gotten to the point where it isent even worth being at
one anymore ,  sick of all the bullshit , get fired for farting the
wrong way ..........

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 May 2017

Still waiting ---So Name: L&N dispr at this time you are suppose to
explain how you would know all about how a railroad operates being a
nothing tinker toy train boy living in your mommas back yard in Idaho
and all.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place
would be high on the list to be shut down.

Name: Trskip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not
give
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
about
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
out
soon enough.

10-20 Years?  How have you survived this long without a basic
understanding of how things work?  A dispatcher taking a slow order
from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot
merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either.  Cannot
give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the
signal.  We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union
brothers.  You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are
having additional work out upon them without any additional
compensation.  I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in
responsibility since I started.  The yardmaster situation is even
worse.   While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent
guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules.  It is my
understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster
slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work.
 Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families
to move.  We need to consider who the real enema is here.

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

All these managers being fired...why hasn't useless Cindy Sanborn been
fired yet? Does HH need more trains routed 1000's of miles out of the
way? She's good at that!

Name: Spike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

One thing about Larry Koster, he didn't buy bullshit.  And that's the
top product of HH.

Name: Another One Bites The Dust
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning.

Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers,
guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or
he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being
forced to by Jax. 

The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around

Name: Realist
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making
record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to
take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care
just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a
ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have
more...that's  greedy

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2017

So Name: L&N dispr at this time you are suppose to explain how you would
know all about how a railroad operates being a nothing tinker toy train
boy living in your mommas back yard in Idaho and all.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Train-and-vehicle-collide-in-Greenup-County-Ky-420795503.html
Google map 38.5504159,-82.7781652
Amtrak says screw rule 104-C at Russell Yard.
257 0.022047 227297N CSX KY GREENUP WURTLAND RIVERSIDE DRIVE 0 0 0 0 0
GT 32 3 79 YES 2 1,000

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.

Name: KB 
E-mail: bigk1966@gmail.co
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

was told on 4/26/17 that i had no job in 24 to 36 hrs ? these are pros
??? thanks hallcon/ hatchet mans clowns !!!!!!!

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

Re: L&N
That would be Bill Scheerer.
Bill came from Harmon Ind. shortly before I came on.
No he did'nt Know rules. He didn't have to. He brought the
technologies (Electo-Code) allowing us to eleminate the pole line by
putting the TTC Signal on the rails. This technology has spread to all
RRs. There is a problem. The. D.C. Code will not work with D.C.
Crossing track circuits. So we eliminated the D.C. Battery operated
circuits and replaced them with a frequency operated one from Harmon.
Can you imagine the savings to all RRs.? This is what caused the
UTA/Fed-Ex accident.  Go back to my post on this. There's MORE. The
Electro-Code is a coded D/C and can act as a frequency giving train
crews false signals. If you were in dispatch you know these signals are
no longer fail-safe.
UTA falsely blamed the maintainer and fired him. (Ticks me off) This
was what CSX was doing to our Maintainers. I tried to stop all this
crap including fraud internally but it didn't work out so well.
Scheerer Black Listed me! That's OK he didn't make it long after I
blew the whistle and became a millionaire.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Yes, I remember Jim Mabe and a guy named Bill (something)  they both
knew signals but we were clueless on how the railroad operated and on
rules applications. That is one of the biggest problems, you have
high-level managers who have no clue how the railroad operates.

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

Re: L&N
While things heat up all crafts will be at each other's throats. This
shake up is not what everyone thinks. Will it effect the employees?
SURE!
Trump promised to drain the swamp and stop fraud waste and abuse.
RIGHT? CSX has been bilking the government for decades and buying
politicians. In national interest you can't shut CSX down so you hire
a hit man (Harrison) to come in and clean house on the bad guys and the
good ole boy system is trumped. No pun intended. You always reap what
you sow sooner or later. 
The wisdom of Jim Maybe was this: follow protocol! NEVER let a Signals
guy go without making sure he is taken care of for life. A signals guy
knows too much and can come back to hurt you. I don't know if Jim is
still alive but Jim, you were dead on thanks for being my mentor.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2017

WTF: Don't be so critical of the train dispatcher for forgetting a slow
order.  Believe me, forgetting a slow order will get a dispr fired at
the drop of a hat.  I am no way making any excuses for him but at least
he got your speed down quickly to possibly save a derailment. T&E needs
to sit in with train dispatchers because then they might understand how
much a dispr is juggling at one time. Believe me, it works both ways . I
have saved crews from getting in trouble when they have run a red board,
forget a slow order, taken switches off power without permission.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2017

Slow speed to 25 due to rough track without a bulletin ??  Common guys
that's the Div. Managers job to maintain track! Cut their budgets and
track safety goes out the door. Instead of keeping track up they give
verbal orders and if you screw up you're blamed.
HH could care less because nobody can prove what caused an accident.
FRA? Yow right!!!  How come the FRA didn't know about the rough track
and take action?
Do yourselves a favor. When you're stopped, get off the engine and
inspect the track, better yet have the conduct inspect and take pics
you'll need them eventually.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
about
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
out
soon enough.

Name: Long Dick Dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E
aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles
to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block
......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the
towerz. Y'all are next......

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

J, Radnor being sold...or relocated? There was an article a while back
about relocating it but never heard anymore about it.

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May.  
Brewer yard will be without a yard master.   Train masters are taking
over (contract shuttle service).  Radnor is being sold.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Officially, RFEs are gone?  That is probably A-OK.  
In reality, too many individuals that were mostly horseshit out in the
field were given a co. officer position & then they'd march around
with a know-it-all attitude and have the authority to write an employee
up, get them suspended/terminated. Those types will have to answer for
their actions.  You reap what you sow. Adios and good riddance to
all/any bad rubbish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

RFE positions abolished?  Good.  50+% of them, probably more, are
worthless anyway.  Who will do the certification, etc. stuff now?

Name: Bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Yes RFE are gone.   Casky Yard is gone.

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St.
Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not
sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub
right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping
for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!

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

Oh, come on.  Management bastards take care of their own.
If Sanborn was to be let go - it'd probably be with a nice going away
package & the witch would get another job with another company that is
anti-employee.   Agree 100%, Fishback is right.  Vote NO on Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2017

Re: decided

Keep pointing out screw up managers and reasons.
Believe it or not it will have an impact.

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

I see HH hasn't figured out what a moron Sanborn is. Hopefully he we
see soon. He needs to drain the rest of the fck tards out of the cess
pool before he will see any real improvements. Anyone who routes trains
1,000 miles out of the way needs to be a fired ass. He needs to clean
out the rules dept, too many people trying to justify their jobs. Place
of safety, mother fckers!

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2017

In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain
swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut out right? Thoughts please

                  I gave you a little English grammar help
             
In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn,
Jermain
Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please.

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2017

In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain
swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut out right? Thoughts please

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2017

Pines, your lack of intelligence you make up for in stupidity..

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 April 2017

RE: Salisbury man dies when his tractor is struck by train
...Officers noted the railroad crossing was marked with a post and a
sign...
http://www.modot.gov/pdf/plansandprojects/stip00-04pdf/Sec7.pdf
List 5: Additional Rail-Highway Crossing Projects To Be Funded In
Fiscal Year 2000
Anticipated Implementation In FY 2004
Chariton NS 483753N Keytesville County Rd. 425 Passive to Active
$130,000
(Cal Hubbard Avenue  is also County Road 425 on Google)
Cooked books Federal Railroad Administration record---5 vehicles a day
(7. Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) YEAR 1989 traffic counts are
STATES duty and not every 30 years) --1 traffic lane--road not
paved--22 trains a day---60 mph train speeds-- 
183 0.028821 483753N NS MO CHARITON KEYTESVILLE 0 0 0 1 0 XB 22 1 60 NO
1 5
Injury collision January---2004

So where is our $130,000 in railroad crossing signals/gates which by
MISSING for 13 years killed this man? These state clowns sleeping with
the railroads getting people killed need exposed!!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2017

I've been visiting this site for a long long time. I always use to
enjoy NoMo's annual Brown Banana Award for the biggest POS CSX
managers on the system.  Starting now, you can make your nominations
for who you think is the lowest of all lows, this is based on
Chickenshit failures, having the backbone of a Jellyfish, Habitual
Liar, Arrogant, Morally Bankrupt, etc...  after all nominations are
reviewed by other posters a decision will be mad as to who is deserving
of being the Biggest CSX lowlife on the system.  I'll start off by
making my nomination, this one is gonna be hard to beat boys and girls,
 Drum rolls please....Trainmaster Berry.

Name: UP REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2017

Racketeering is a serious crime, report all unethical conduct between
management and corrupt union officers. When your union officers is
getting claims paid while staying at home, the alarm bells should
sound!

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

When can we start fucking the female clerks again?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2017

Obama said " You didn't build this" the one single statement I
actually agreed with.
Originally government gave land, money and military backing taking
peoples land. 
Robber Barron's.
Harrison is just a Barron set to do the will of government.
What happens to the boards opinion of Harrison if those who really make
CSX work takes a walk even with a no strike rule?
It's your guys future.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2017

Suck it up some Dis Gruntled Conductor.  When they get all the new
technology in place & operating the way they want it to (& how the
government will allow), you probably won't be making any long pool
trips at all.  Might end up not being a railroad employee period.   
Sure wouldn't hurt to try to be supportive of your union(s) & the
politicians they (and you) depend on for help.

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

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/

HH ---TOP DOG GREED HOG like anybody gives a flying f--k how much money
the low life bastard has.

Name: Dis Gruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

While i share the anger with this company I'm more pissed with our
union representation at present.  Things are slow right now but the UTU
refuses to cut any turns, trying to keep those dues coming in !, so we
are working 1 time a week on a long pool! It doesnt matter any more
weather youve been out here 1 year or 20 seniority means nothing other
than holding a job.  Pools, yard jobs, extra boards are all paying the
same thing. 
NO bullshit, rest day turned off, worked once last week, and once this
week.  1600 for the half working a long pool. I dont want to see anyone
furloughed any more than any one else but this is bullshit.  I paid my
dues, furloughed multiple times, moved all over the system, etc. and
this is un called for.  
For all that reply, we're overworked i want to know where you work and
I'll be there next week

Name: CSX Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's
out
because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating
workers if they report injuries....................................


Did they  dump Bill Keough along with McGhee?

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

IN ACTUAL THEORY, HAVING ALL EMPLOYEES WORK ALL JOBS WOULD BE BETTER,
SINCE THEY SHOULDN'T CALL YOU 99 OUT IF THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER
EMPLOYEES HIGHER ON THE LIST OF ALL EMPLOYEES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ADA.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? WHAT IS REASONABLE FOR A YARDMASTER WITH A
SORE ARM? THE NORMAL STORY WOULD BE TO PROVIDE HIM WITH AN
ASSISTANT.URGENT NEED FOR A CONDUCTOR ON Q123? CALL THE YARDMASTER.
DOES HE HAVE BACK TROUBLE THAT LETS HIM DO THE YARDMASTERS JOB BUT NOT
CARRY A KNUCKLE? REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. CALL A TRACKMAN OR
TRAINMASTER TO ASSIST, HE CAN DO HIS WORK LATER. WHAT IF BRIAN EDWARDS
IS THE TM, CAN HE CHANGE A KNUCKLE? DOES THAT LEAD TO A FELA CLAIM?
LOTS OF INTERESTING SCENARIOS.  AGAIN, I'LL BET A LOT OF JAX FOLKS ARE
FRANTICALLY GETTING TUITION ASSISTANCE, JUST LIKE AT CON RAIL PHILLY
WHEN THEY SAW THE END. ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?

Name: Osborn Yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Osborn yard kicks cars into the bowl from the south end then a job comes
over the hump to double and pull north, well that worked for 2
weeks......... We just got a knuckle and sent a cut of 50+ cars rolling
toward the guys in the bowl switching.

Name: CSwitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's out
because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating
workers if they report injuries...

Name: Big Nose 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have
been fired under HH so far.     Karma Boys.....        Thanks

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

Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you
would get what you deserved!

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

Posting from Korea.   There is no bulletin.  We have received only an
email.

Here it is.

Obviously, everyone has seen the news and heard that we have a new
administration in place leading our company.  With that comes changes
that will be implemented by our new CEO.  
 
That being said, we know there will be new operating practices put into
place, and our jobs, from the top down, will be to adapt to the new
regime and comply with those new practices put into place.  Some new
practices have been communicated to us already, and you can be sure
there will be many more to come.  It has been made abundantly clear
that there is no room for debate with the new practices, and if there
is any deviation from the plan that has been laid out, it will be dealt
with immediately to ensure compliance.  I think it is imperative that we
not let ourselves be used to make an example for others who choose not
to comply. 
 
One of the changes that has been communicated is that we will have
employees work full shifts, and is effective immediately.  There will
be no “early quits” allowed.  What this means for us in the Operations
Center is this:  Dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours. If this
means that we have everyone on a particular shift scan in at 15 minutes
prior to their shift (0645, 1445, 2245) in order to comply, that is what
we will do.  Additionally, those employees will not scan out prior to 8
hours from the time they scanned into the machine.  Employees who are
posting will also be required to work an entire 8 hour shift.  We are
still responsible for complying with FRA Hours of Service regulations,
so make sure that your scan times enable you to remain in compliance. 
 
This is not an office-specific policy.  This is company-wide and we
have been instructed that there are no options regarding compliance. 
We will comply.  The decision has been made from the top to implement
this policy, and instructions have been passed down throughout the
company to put it in place. 
 
In summary, dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours when scheduled
to work.  This includes working a desk or posting a position.  Please
do not be that person that challenges this by not being scanned into
the STARS system for less than 8 hours.  There will be no flexibility,
no excuses, no latitude with this policy.  If there are any questions,
please feel free to contact me, any DTO, or STO **** ******

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2017

Anyone ???
So did anyone ever find that so called system wide order that Harrison
supposidly sent to all the terminals. No one can come up with it at
avon or Roselake.  Who circulated it in the first place?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2017

Someone -  (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on
this site 02/21/17:  "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and
we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." 

Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2017

Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy
Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out
of the way?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2017

Conductor 30+:
               you are right. managers promoted from the ranks are
often the worst class of employee. Realizing that they aren't good
railroaders and incapable of performing work in the civilian sector or
effectively running a part time real life job, they devote themselves
to cracking down or harassing normal employees in the fond hope this
will earn them merit with higher managers. Many managers go back to
craft to be decent human beings......but the worst stay on.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2017

What is particularly irritating is that all too often people that order
things came from the ranks & were usually the most laziest, worthless
PITA a--holes out there in the field. You reap what you sow. They will
answer for it eventually, if not sooner.

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2017

Screwed

No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison
either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and
asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find
it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually
circulated it.  It may have been something that came out as a system
wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the
Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working
conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one
started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once
again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed
legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when
coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be!  All crews that recrew
outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the
job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were
to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The
chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains
because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2
conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble.
One of these article is #50.  You will have to bombard your General
chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al
loopholes removed.  In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only
crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that
Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing.  Maybe you will get lucky and he
will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be
instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs
that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals.  NO ROAD JOB
SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE
HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. 
DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT!  The crews have
been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go
home upon arrival.  If this happens to you again, call your general
chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order
be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is
produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.

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

Eyeshole
I told you years ago "don't go too high at CSX they expect your
sole"
Ha! Call me and we"ltalk.
Look people there are two types of managers. One is a Hunter type who
actually has nooo management skills but through intimidation what ever
he says the employees must make it work or be fired.  Hunter will
reduce forces and force those who are left to make up the difference.
Eventually a reduction in force with the same revenue shows up as
Hunter being a genius.
For instance-- jump off a moving train? If you don't you're fired. 
If you do and break a leg you're fired.  
It use to bother me for being forced to leave CSX instead of getting
people killed and stealing billions, but now I know I made the right
choice like eyeshole. You'll be OK.

Name: Qxreand
E-mail: u nameit
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2017

Where Is  Todd Novak working  he lives in creston ohio

Name: eyesolo
E-mail: eyesolo@outlook.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2017

To all the dedicated RR:
Your boots are not tied to the rails but I know it pays well.
After 15 years and a new CEO coming in and almost ripping my shoulder
off(due to a slip).I decided to move on! His name is Hunter and has
turned 3 RR around but who has suffered for him to reach his status.
Stay or go,if you stay(I understand) but I have a new job and life and
I smile . I am happy.If your not ready to move on do it and see what
happens !Life is too short to make someone even richer,Good luck.

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

http://westchester.news12.com/news/csx-freight-train-strikes-truck-in-haverstraw-1.13449539

CSX morons running without video with CATV hook up 50 feet from signal
shed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

In re clerks in Jax I wonder if CMC managers will stay until the system
is fully automated. I read about a start up that created an automated
human sounding interactive system that would rather realistically,
using AI, replace a call center in Bangalore or Cebu City and interact
with customers. That would be great at CSX as the people calling in are
not customers, but rather mere employees, and CSX for years have called
people on rest, for jobs not qualified for, and territory they can't
work. Only a certain number of questions are likely to exist: "I'm
not qualified" I am on FMLA. I am not qualified on that territory, I
marked off red block, etc. A better question is how do the former
Hunter RR'S handle it, and what protections exist in Canadian law that
changes things? Especially as Jax may not exist for too much longer,
shedding employees as soon as possible could be very economical. I
would also look at the TCU, and see how aggressive they are in
defending any agreement for clerks.

Name: CMC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management.
Why?
  Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made
under Ward.  With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no
more. 
 any ideas on how  HH handles union members who have had "protected
status" under the CBA?  
CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected
are going to be let go with no chance of returning

### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will
have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their added and do something about
this bullshit.  Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their asses and do something about
this bullshit.  CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2017

Hunter
Youre just the type to start chasing down posters on this site. I take
Daves dismissal very, very personal.  A small point CSX neo-cons
missed.  Your demise will also come but, from the blind side.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2017

yes, it seems true that Dave Harris, Avon terminal superintendent, was
re-accommodated off the property after a personal conversation with
Hunter Harrison explaining that on time departure was NOT job #1 in his
(Dave's) opinion.After a full and frank exchange of views this resulted
in a career alingment to pursue other opportunities.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2017

Fly united....... say something and we will drag your ass off , way to
fix it munoz......now the airlines.

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

Hunter might consider bringing back to CSX Oscar Munoz from United
Airlines as it appears they both have the same management style towards
customers and staff

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2017

They always claim safety ,however we are so understaffed , guys are
walking around like zombies from working overtime,in one the dangerous
environments! They've created an atmosphere to make you work faster
but tell you to take the time to do it safe, what does that mean? Not
only do we not get sick time nor can use personal time or  vacation
time to cover it , we get punished for doing so with new attendance
policy! So do not get sick,do not let your kids get sick , come to work
in blizzard or power outage and please no family emergencies either!
Where does it end? We have already seen more accidents in the last 6
months than we've seen in the last 20years do to the undo burden and
stress they have put on us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2017

To who ever thinks Harrison will take over UP next, I just don't think
it will happen. He will struggle to last long enough to turn CSX into
his vision of a RR, good or bad. As he progresses UP and BNSF will be
taking charge of the rest of the RR system wide reorganization, not
waiting for him to struggle through his final years. My guess is that
he wants to put his firm imprint on CSX before he ends up in Florida,
watching his horses and being watched by 24 hour staff and medical
support. If he was 20 years younger and in excellent health, it might
be a different scenario.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2017

Harrison is simply a "Hit Man" This is typical in some type of
reorganization. Hang on ! Things are just getting started, like I"ve
said "In a few years you'll not recognize railroads". Make America
Great Again.

Name: CSX UP MERGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2017

Harrison's next move will be with his hedge fund team and make a 
HOSTILE takeover of the Union Pacific. His proven-ed operating metrics
(revenue earned per employee) is twice the amount earned by UP for each
employee. If and when an announcement is made, Lance Fritz (CEO),
Cameron Scott (XO)and Rod Doerr (VP of Safety and Slowing Down Trains),
will be immediately fired [like Ward]. 

               AND THEN THE STOCK WILL DOUBLE!

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2017

Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla?  Just
asking..

Name: IX Ping Pong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2017

T  O  P.  S. E. C. R. E. T

Long range missal tests have been suspended.
We will just ship warhead in a TOFC

Name: Bubba (TSA)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2017

I been reasigned from top baggag check in Atlanta Terminal A to check
out dis fuss tween L&N an little birdie.
L&N say 96 percent a time driver ez at fault FACT. Done it be FACT Muss
come from high up ofishal place. What be dis place L&N?
Lil birdie you say diss be a lie almost all accidents are trains
fault?
I no news paper say always drivers fault. One you Honkies lie en. Where
do deese FACTS come from?

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2017

Little Birdie? Really? A joint and a 40? Most crews prefer the one
hitter over the joint and 12 oz cans over the 40. Not as much lost when
you wake up from napping!!!

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

A Waverly man told CBS 6 reporter Jerrita Patterson there were problems
with the railroad crossing arm last week.

37.0293545,-77.0831826

So driver was making a right turn and the junk no yellow gates started
dropping in his face so the driver tried to avoid the gates. The train
crew had a joint in one hand, a 40 in the other, watching porn and blew
the stop and flag order.

Go back under your tinker toys L@N. Babies don't really come from
pulling trains like your momma taught you. Try a date and ask someone.

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

Come on Lying Comer , let's hear your excuse on this one?
A man tried to drive around a railroad crossing bar in Virginia and was
struck by an Amtrak train barreling at almost 80 mph on Thursday
morning, authorities said. The man was flown to a hospital with
non-life-threatening injuries.

The Virginia State Police said that alcohol was a factor in the
collision. The man, Untron Drew, disregarded both the crossing bar and
warning lights, said state police Sgt. Michelle Anaya.

The train had just begun its run from Norfolk to Boston when the crash
happened, just before 6 a.m., in the town of Waverly. Amtrak said that
there were no injuries among the 49 people on the train, 44 passengers
and five crew.

The train did not derail and later continued toward Boston, running
about two hours late, Amtrak said.

Drew was driving a police cruiser that had been retired and auctioned,
the sergeant said.

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2017

You know little turd bird,truth liar, heads up... We all know you are
Bob Comer the biggest liar ever . You make more accusations with no
validations . Now it looks like the TSA is on your ass . Is there any
government agency that you have not pissed off with your lying and 
unethical ways.  Everyone is tired of your bullshit.  You have been
caught in more lies than Hillary Clinton.  Why don't you and Robert
Pines run off and get married together since  you're obviously in love
with each other. You know what is funny, cars runaround gates every day
but yet you don't say anything about that, why is that? Oh, and by the
way 96% of railroad crossing accidents is the fault of the driver, why
don't you saying thing about that? 

 One last chance asshole does dark territory have signals ? So
Bobiamlyinginohio, let me give you little bit of advice, quit lying
because all of your posts are showing up on the FRA database under your
assumed names . So Sherlock Comer,heads up, and all your other  alter
ego's,you might want to stop . No, in fact don't , I want to see your
ass busted on FOX news, you know the one thst tells the truth, not like
your Clinton news network.  The TSA is coming after your ass .  So,
take a hike bozo.

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

Enough of the foamer meaningless gibberish or is it CSX hired gun cover
up real safety issues BS? Most likely the ghost of L@N aka Jens Bang
tinker toy train boy who still thinks babies come from mommas pulling
trains.

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2017

CSX SAFETY ALERT
The CSX Signal Deprtment can no longer protect drivers and train crews
at public Highway/rail and I grade crossings. This alert also applies
to all the nations at grade crossings.

Subject: UTA Transit train plows through a Fed-Ex truck when the
lights
and gates fail to operate.
FRA findings: The Signal Maintainer at fault for disabling the warning
system.  Apparently the FRA could use a little help here.
1. The maintainer was dispatched due to the lights and gates being
activated continuously.
2. The crossing was being activated by snow, ice and salt on the
crossing area.
3. This false activation is typical when using an illegal control
circuit. Or, does the FRA consider the control circuit detecting snow,
ice and salt as a real train as being safe to the public? This control
circuit did not go into fail-safe keeping the gates activated, it
detected snow, ice and salt as a real train sitting on the crossing
area. There is a large problem when the CFR'S require a maintainer to
respond and make repairs since the false activation causes drivers to
circumvent the gates. FRA, you know this!
4. The CFR'S require the maintainer to respond and repair ASAP. The
maintainer did respond knowing in advance it was impossible to make a
repair to the warning system since this was NOT a false activation it
was the control circuit in use detecting snow and ice as a real train.
No repair can be made when the circuit is "Operating as intended".
The frequency used to detect a train on the crossing area traveled
through the snow and ice (a shunting condition) activating the warning
system. "If it's not broke you can't fix it". It is impossible for
a maintainer to find where this shunting occurs and make a repair. The
FRA having oversight of railroads requires the maintainer to make
needed repairs on a detection circuit that is "working as
intendened." The FRA also has oversight in making sure a control
circuit is NEVER used that is unsafe. Title 49 CFR  234.6 requires the

FRA to issue a Max. penalty of $100,000 PER DAY this illegal detection
system was in use against the UTA railroad.
5. Now that the FRA understands the detection system will detect snow
and ice as an actual train on the crossing island circuit "short
circuit" you must also understand shunting will occur on the crossing
approach circuit in the same manner. There is a catastrophic
difference
in shunting a crossing area and shunnting an approach circuit with
snow
and ice. When the crossing island circuit is shunted the gates stay
down. When an approach circuit is shunted the gates go down, thinking
the snow and ice is a real train stopped on the approach it lifts the
gates telling drivers it is safe to cross. The gates remain up
(monitoring the snow and ice). The control circuit can't detect the
on
coming  actual train on the other side of the snow and ice shunt. The
control circuit then monitors the snow and ice telling drivers it is
safe to cross in front of a train.
6. The maintainer wasn't called out to make a ligitimate repair on a
control circuit that was being used illegally and could not be
repaired. Instead of the FRA making a true investigation and report
you
have chosen to blaim the maintainer which prevents public knowledge of
your actions and that of railroads.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 April 2017

You reap what you sow.
It appears CSX refused to be an honest, safe, fare work place. Now
it's time for payback. Sorry to hear about Jax.

Name: Retired Now
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2017

Employed as APE, for 20-30 years, must have gotten, if actually &
honestly & truly any, real RR experience, on a planet other than Earth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2017

So called part time employees were often the best. They had to plan and
be both efficient and determined to get everything done. The RR only
guys just didn't have the determination to do all that work. HOWEVER,
recent managers set it up so nobody could get anything done and the
company was / is in a state of mass confusion. And they assume telling
everybody "stand by, we don't have our plans thought out" works well
because employees aren't supposed to do anything else, just stand
around. 
'

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

Part timers ruined the lay-off, our mark off privileges a long time ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2017

Do remember it well: Even in the olden days, laying off a lot was not
tolerated without a darn good reason such as injury or sickness during
times when business/traffic was heavy & people were needed.
 
That era was before extra list guarantees, PLDs, rest days for pool
crews, etc., and although there are complaints, contractual \ employer
provided healthcare is much better & more expensive today.  On top of
that, those with "real careers" outside the RR usually are basically
lazy & worthless railroaders.   

Lots of things have changed. Unsafe anymore for a person to mark off 29
days a month - how could one possibly keep up?

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

a real job, one they invest not only time but emotion into, often a
hobby or self employment operation, a career, whereas the RR was
frequently something you gave minimal time and effort to, seeking out
the least busy job to stay in so you can rest up for your real career.
Real careers include running a truck stop and marking off 29 days a
month (work 1 day to keep your seniority and make sure the job doesn't
go up for bid, both grade school and junior high teachers, dentists and
attorneys, several post office employees who were also operators AND
train dispatchers, a teamster who drove a refrigerator truck 1st shift,
a male nurse, and more.Of course nobody cared if you marked off as long
as the job was filled sometime by somebody. Farmers were a prime
candidate. Do you really imagine a farmer would view the RR as his
"real job" and his family farm as the nothing job? The current plan
is to devote your life to the RR, and in return you get.......very
little. Does that answer you question?

Name: Hella Ya!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2017

Let's all plan an NATIONAl sickout on the Railroads and get those 
ass licker UP and BNSF rail buffs to walk out with us and fuck the 
UTU and BLE UP and join the RWU ( Railroad workers Union) and kick the
NCCC ass with a better contract that is FOR US and not them!!

Something to think about and plan !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2017

Ape,
Would you or can you, please expand further and/or explain exactly what
is meant -- the posted sentence, in part: "In olden days most RR
employees had a real job........"?

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

Well:
           we have written several times about planning ahead, taking
advantage of tuition assistance, looking around to see what stable,
long term jobs exist. In olden days most RR employees had a real job or
business as well as the RR job. They ran truck stops, were electricians,
farmers, school teachers, postal workers, had a long term business in
their home garage doing just brake jobs, etc. The company squeezed them
out so they had to work on the RR only. Now, once again, it appears that
the RR will rarely be a long term, stable work environment. I'll bet a
lot of folks in JAX are frantically trying to sign up for classes.

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

So 21 years ago the NTSB says do something about humped crossings. It
was a low boy collision they investigated so the wrong warning sign of
low boy truck and trailer is used. Just some FYI for the train crew and
victims in Biloxi Ms..

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/Grade_Crossing_Incompatibility_With_Low_Boy_Truck_And_Absence_Of_Emergency_Notification_Cited_In_Sycamore_SC_Rail_Accident.aspx

--to the Secretary of Transportation:

Encourage and coordinate efforts between the railroad industry and
State and local highway transportation officials to identify
substandard grade crossing profiles (hump crossings) and close or take
appropriate corrective action to eliminate them.
Encourage States to post warning notices at hump crossings where high
profiles present potential hazards for highway vehicles and where such
hazardous profiles cannot be corrected in a timely manner.
Develop procedures and processes that will facilitate improved
communication and coordination between the railroad industry and State
and local highway transportation officials regarding crossing
maintenance activities so as to prevent the creation of hump crossings.

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

http://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/ravenna-residents-demand-train-horns-be-required-at-ohio-private-railroad-crossings

So if a train crew becomes toast in Ohio at a private crossing ---Too
Bad. Isn't there like railroad unions that should be out there doing
something?

http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinions/letters/article/LETTERS-Readers-comment-on-train-crossings-11042372.php
Train hits crossing semi-trailer in Nome

http://csx-sucks.com/safety/
Around the gate ---85 times by resident moron L@N.One of the reporters
in Kentucky said his grandfather was road foreman for L&N. He couldn't
ask him if he knew any dispatchers because the grandfather would be 120
years old and died a long time ago. Are you a ghost?

Name: dekcuF YllayoR
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2017

As captain hack-a-lot Hunter takes the helm, many are discovering that
5-10 years of seniority isn't going to save you as many are moving
around to different terminals trying to stay employed with the RR.
Taking some time off until the fan is cleared of all the shit and the
walls are good and dry.
  In reference to "sick outs", I remember hearing of a story where a
very large number of employees at a large corporation had random
medical procedures scheduled (medical or dental), all for the same
week, that required at least 5 days off. Not sure if that's true but
that sure beats the hell out of a "sick out" for a day or two.

Name: So Long!
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2017

Not surprising but the next group of Hunter hacks will be contract
employees.  Hunter never wasted time killing contract employees at CP
and apparently won't waste any time here in Jax either. Word has it
that we can expect a 90%+ wipe out in the next 7-10 days.  It was a
nice 12 year ride.. Guess I need to polish up my resume.  Doh!

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 April 2017

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2002-01-23/html/02-1638.htm

https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=52521&CFID=1028918&CFTOKEN=28310281137d2f29-81149253-BA98-CAD8-A07566178E50535C

So where do the sacrificial lamb maintainers go after? Beach in the
Bahamas? Unemployment line? What kind of nincompoop would shut off
gates with no road guards?  The lady in Madison Ill. was all going
around the gates until a Little Birdie showed the media the big medians
that would make that trick impossible. Hope the lawyers and family
don't rob her kids blind.

Name: dezz nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2017

Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017

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

L&N

I owe you an opology. I thought you guys were joking around with Pines
but then again maybe not. I haven't posted in a couple years so maybe
I missed some things. Sorry!
As for myself you guys are the only Railroad family I have left. Anyone
else I speak to gets ripped by corporate and told not to talk to me. So
that leaves talking to a different craft not knowing half of what
they're talking about. Would love to see some Signal guys on here but
then again ain't gonna happen, they know to much damaging crap and
would be fired. No, corporate don't dislike me they know lots of what
I do. They're just simply doing their jobs which don't help me none.
Ha!

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2017

CSX SAFETY ALERT
The CSX Signal Deprtment can no longer protect drivers and train crews
at public Highway/rail and I grade crossings. This alert also applies
to all the nations at grade crossings.

Subject: UTA Transit train plows through a Fed-Ex truck when the lights
and gates fail to operate.
FRA findings: The Signal Maintainer at fault for disabling the warning
system.  Apparently the FRA could use a little help here.
1. The maintainer was dispatched due to the lights and gates being
activated continuously.
2. The crossing was being activated by snow, ice and salt on the
crossing area.
3. This false activation is typical when using an illegal control
circuit. Or, does the FRA consider the control circuit detecting snow,
ice and salt as a real train as being safe to the public? This control
circuit did not go into fail-safe keeping the gates activated, it
detected snow, ice and salt as a real train sitting on the crossing
area. There is a large problem when the CFR'S require a maintainer to
respond and make repairs since the false activation causes drivers to
circumvent the gates. FRA, you know this!
4. The CFR'S require the maintainer to respond and repair ASAP. The
maintainer did respond knowing in advance it was impossible to make a
repair to the warning system since this was NOT a false activation it
was the control circuit in use detecting snow and ice as a real train.
No repair can be made when the circuit is "Operating as intended".
The frequency used to detect a train on the crossing area traveled
through the snow and ice (a shunting condition) activating the warning
system. "If it's not broke you can't fix it". It is impossible for
a maintainer to find where this shunting occurs and make a repair. The
FRA having oversight of railroads requires the maintainer to make
needed repairs on a detection circuit that is "working as
intendened." The FRA also has oversight in making sure a control
circuit is NEVER used that is unsafe. Title 49 CFR  234.6 requires the 
FRA to issue a Max. penalty of $100,000 PER DAY this illegal detection
system was in use against the UTA railroad.
5. Now that the FRA understands the detection system will detect snow
and ice as an actual train on the crossing island circuit "short
circuit" you must also understand shunting will occur on the crossing
approach circuit in the same manner. There is a catastrophic difference
in shunting a crossing area and shunnting an approach circuit with snow
and ice. When the crossing island circuit is shunted the gates stay
down. When an approach circuit is shunted the gates go down, thinking
the snow and ice is a real train stopped on the approach it lifts the
gates telling drivers it is safe to cross. The gates remain up
(monitoring the snow and ice). The control circuit can't detect the on
coming  actual train on the other side of the snow and ice shunt. The
control circuit then monitors the snow and ice telling drivers it is
safe to cross in front of a train.
6. The maintainer wasn't called out to make a ligitimate repair on a
control circuit that was being used illegally and could not be
repaired. Instead of the FRA making a true investigation and report you
have chosen to blaim the maintainer which prevents public knowledge of
your actions and that of railroads.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2017

Every crossing inventory has 5. Train Detection (Main Track only)
  Constant Warning Time  Motion Detection AFO
 PTC  DC  Other  None on them so I have
seen the AFO hundreds of times.

Millenium Force is a CSX railnut in Florida and has YouTUBE videos of
several signal failures. One the maintainer gets there ---opens the
door---and says the signal shed was too hot. I use to maintain like 10
cable head ends with maybe 20 cable channels each. Four pieces of
electronics for each channel. The air conditioners konk out and
channels would start konking out one by one in hot weather. So out came
the canister of freon to blow out the air intakes and the channels would
come back as the equipment cooled down. That's probably a no-no now.So
how do railroads have a metal shed ---electronics---and no
air-conditioning?

The rants are not rants when you think about it. Study cult leaders.

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2017

L@N
I am Dave Nelson CSX Signal Systems Engineering Department.
I' m going to direct posts to you regarding Safety. Of course the
posts will also adress many other people, railroads and agencies.
Unfortunately these posts will take up a lot of space so I will title
them in order for those who aren't interested can simply skip over
them.
With the take over of CSX by a new president he must know he also
assumes responsibilities to the goverment and people.  He must
immediately adress safety issues presented or be held culpable. I am
willing to assist CSX in correcting safety issues and wish to cause no
adversities.
Media: information provided can be used but I must caution you. Without
full working knowledge of the issues the railroads and FRA can easily
discredit any report due to lack of understanding by the public.
Attorneys: information provided may be used but I must caution you. A
case using information provided can result in the information being
destroyed under case law should the court rule against you.
I can be contacted at the e- mail adress provided above.
Dave Nelson

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2017

NAW! L&N I know the difference but it goes like this. This site is
primarily train crews and Signal people have no place to post. Not
saying Pines is a Signal guy but does have the ability ability to
research and question whether a RR was at fault on an accident or not.
Example: I was responsible for ensuring all Signal material met the
code of federal regulations. I start receiving calls from Signal guys
in the field telling me "We're getting women and children killed at
crossings and are powerless to do anything about it" I was being used
as a fall guy. Instead of management backing me they turned on me and
as a result this illegal control circuit has spread through the
industry. Pines posted the UTA train plowing through a Fed-Ex. This
accident is what I went to war over and got my butt kicked off. You
see, this UTA maintainer is who I represent at CSX. Same problem
different RR and he's being used as the fall guy. Without Pines post I
would know nothing about it. Then Pines posts are effective in reaching
some one on tho site who knows the situation and in time may be able to
resolve the issue. We'll see.
In the meantime please allow Pines to post. Pines stop the ranting. It
only hurts your objective. CSX signals I know what you're faced with I
suggest you get your heads out of you rear ends and STAND up. Protect
the train crews and people. Do what's right!

Name: Its-the-truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2017

Hey, L&N dispr -> same as TSA, why do you keep posting stuff about
"Robert Comer?"  Do you have a mental fixation or is it just severe
mental illness?  Someone told me you were born on April Fools Day and
that's why 99% of the stuff you post came from Mad Magazine or the
bottom of an outhouse. So, maybe you could just go back to digging for
Alfred E. Newman in that outhouse and spare all of us your Mt. Everest
high B.S.   Oh, maybe you are going to be hired by The Donald to clean
his gold-plated toilets with tooth brushes---Go for it, chump!   

According to the history books:
Robert Comer (14 December 1956 – 22 May 2007) was convicted and
sentenced to death by lethal injection by the state of Arizona in 1988
for the murder of his campground neighbor, Larry Pritchard, in 1987.

In 2000, Comer waived his right to appeal, but through various legal
delays and disputes in the court system, the appeals were not stopped
until early 2007, seven years later. After that, it was not long until
the death sentence was carried out.

Comer's last words were "Go Raiders", a reference to the Oakland
Raiders of the NFL.

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

Ape: Do you not recognize a copy and paste when you see one, that is
what pines has done. He has  bamboozle you into thinking that he knows
what the hell's going on.  Pines is nothing more than an expert  in
the art of deception . You took his copy and paste in .. hook, line and
sinker.  You have been fooled by an expert in the art of deception. I
mean, you're really going to believe somebody who thinks that answer
to train  safety is a steering wheel on an engine, come on don't be
that stupid. I mean, this idiot thinks of crossing needs a  track light
, a track light is on a disprs model board.  Don't be sucked on
pinesology.  He is as clueless as they come.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 March 2017

Pines
Very good description of AFO where did you learn this?
Problem is you're speaking to the wrong people. Posters here are in a
different craft and have no idea what you're talking about  intelegent
bunch but their expertise is different
(See conductors last post) Smart!
If you have knowledge of unsafe crossing failures call CSX main number
904-633-1000  and ask to speak to the Signals Chief Engineer.
If this is criminal call the FBI.
Hope that helps. Let us know your results.

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

Rule changes:  
Read an article that described how Harrison watched yard crews & timed
them.  Maybe he wondered why assembling, building & switching trains (&
other things) took so long.
Shutting down humps: 
No doubt these are expensive things to maintain & operate.  
However, flat switching consumes more time,  AND somebody, somewhere,
will have to perform the majority of the car sorting work & it won't
be done for free.  Guess we'll see how it goes.  
Hope everyone does the best they can, working safely.  Safety First.

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

Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be
driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW
AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX
Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing
now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.

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

With the advent of AFO track circuits many problems have been presented
since impedance is the primary attenuating factor, not resistance. With
a given shunt, the resistance will remain constant, but as the audio
frequency goes up, the impedance goes up, thus less attenuation. If the
standard .06 ohm shunt is used for aligning AFO track circuits, the
impedance is affected by frequency, track conditions and ballast
conditions. This spring General Railway Signal Co. will start an
extensive project to compile the information needed for developing new
standards and new equipment which will make the alignment of AFO track
circuits more accurate.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2017

Well Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Let me check yours. How do
you find the electrical interference that false keys the AFO? How do
you test the cable that hooks between the transmitter and receiver for
water damage, shorts, and opens? This I know but the jack leg railroad
maintainers don't.

The AFO-IIC track circuit detects the presence of a
train through loss of the audio frequency signal which
is shunted by the train. A series of AFO-IIC track
circuits can be superimposed on a track section.
Each track circuit operates independently without
interference from the operation of other AFO-IIC or dc
track circuits. This is particularly important where
adjacent highway crossings have overlapping
approach limits. It also allows an overlap at the
crossing for an island circuit.
AFO-IIC transmitters and receivers are directly
interchangeable and compatible with earlier AFO-II
and AFO-IIB equipment. The AFO-IIC, however,
provides two major advantages:
• Frequency Selection - AFO-IIC equipment offers
an unlimited range of frequencies between 800
and 5000 Hz. This allows greater flexibility in
applying new or replacement AFO in territories
where frequency compatibility with other overlay
equipment is required.
• Improved Modulation - AFO-IIC uses sine wave
modulation of the carrier frequency, rather than the
square wave of previous systems. This reduces
harmonic noise applied to the track, and minimizes
interference to other equipment

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 March 2017

Pines

Let me check your crossing expertise.  We might be able to help you if
you get it right.
What is an AFO?
What do you hope to gain by posting on here?
By the way L&N is really a secret agent so don't test him😁

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2017

Pines, see you just proved how you don't know what people on the
railroad do . You see , you IDIOT savant, it is Boobs like me that keep
stupid asses like you alive. Comments like that, is exactly why nobody
takes you serious.  You have no idea what people on the railroad do for
living , and what their job descriptions are.  Here's a big clue, if
the gates are down , 
stop and don't run around him . That your big tip of the day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2017

apparently Florida East Coast Line, a shorter Florida based railroad, is
being sold to a Mexican based business.

Name: Robert T Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2017

....and another thing, Pie. It's boobs like you, that give the railroad
a bad name.

Name: Robert T Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2017

L&N, you think my concerns and suggestions about crossing safety are
ridiculous?  What makes you the authority on anything of that nature.
De-icer on crossing, better lighting/illumination, etc... Get out of
the office or off the couch every now and then, you boob.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2017

Pines, Here's the deal, start telling the truth. That would be a good
start. If you were really concerned about issues with the railroad you
would stop your ramblings, your constant lying, and your nonessential
bullshit.  Railroaders, could actually be your greatest ally but you'd
rather have them as the enemy, When we are not.  You have no idea how my
resume reads, so don't make accusations you can't back up with facts. 
When you blame crossing accidents on the color of an engine or because
it doesn't have a steering wheel, it shows ignorance and stupidity.
That's why you don't have any credibility and everybody takes you as
a joke.  You want to be treated with respect then earn it, quit acting
like an idiot...

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2017

Here's the deal. I've gotten on message boards like this to voice my
concerns about the railroad.  You chime in and try to attack my
character and credibility.I thought you were an L&N dispatcher?
Regardless, you're a know-it-all, who's never been out office except
to suck a supervisor's ass or eat. What's all this son talk? You son
is probably somewhere playing a skin flute. The only thing that I'm
worried about a pie faced dispatcher doing is sneaking into my house
and raiding my refrigerator. The only mixing up that you'll do is mix
a cake. I'm not arguing with you anymore and lowering myself for
everybody to see.

Name: L&L dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 March 2017

Pines, you talk about slandering your name , son you did that a long
time ago all by yourself. All you do is talk bullshit ,that is why
nobody listens to you and you are not credible. All you do is lie . And
boy, I think you might want to be worried about a pie faced  dispatcher,
and I'm not afraid to mix it up either , so why don't you go outside
and practice falling down. So, you talk about the only way I can get
hurt us falling out of the chair , now that is funny. The only way you
can get hurt is by falling down going  to the mailbox to get your
welfare check in your food stamps.  Well son, your wife is in it
because you lie about what happened when she died. Because you make
accusations without validations . You accuse engineers and conductors
of being murderers, 
you are nothing but a POS. She was drunk, and tying to beat a train but
you refuse to accept the facts.  And she was so bucktoothed she could
eat a corn cob through a picket fence.  You state that you worked
around the railroad your whole life, that's nothing but a big Damn
lie. You have never worked around the railroad or for railroad . It's
obvious when you claim that an engine needs a steering wheel. You are
nothing but a buffoon. You are so full of hockey it's pitiful. People
laugh at you because you're so stupid, and make ignorant statements .
You are nothing but a pitiful cable installer. you talk about
overcharges and legalized theft, that's the cable company, the one you
work for. Why don't you say anything about that?

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

Robert T. Pines that response was hilarious.  I'm still laughing about
the comment about his 'bucked-tooth wife'.  Lol...I think Mr.
Harrison will weed out the donut eating slackers when they catch them
midnight trains and get left in a hotel to rot.

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

Robert Comer
We were looking at your news comments on a crossing accident. You
stated the cause of lights and gates failure is as a track shunting
sensitivity problem. You couldn't know about this problem without
messing with rail track circuits. Your statement indicates you have
accessed private railroad property and interfered will critical safety
equipment. The Department has not confirmed your having contributed to
a rail accident but, by your own admission the Department is putting
you on the Terrorist Watch List.

Name: Robert T Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 March 2017

I'll tell you what. I'm tired of you all slandering my name. I'm not
worried about some piefaced dispatcher. 30 year dispatcher can't be
much. The only way you'd get hurt at work, is if you flipped your
fatass out of the chair reaching for a doughnut. Leave my wife out of
it. I don't bring up your bucked tooth wife. I've worked around the
railroad my whole life and this is the whinniest bunch in 30 years. I
maybe over 60, but I'll still mix it up. I know all of you are a bunch
of keyboard tough guys. Just let me know.

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

Up Your Game Girls!

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

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This site needs some monitoring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm looking for this next one to go viral

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

With Full media coverage of course.

Robert Pines
Sullivan, Mo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Letter to the Editor:

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Pines

Sullivan, Mo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Crews

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

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

Exactly the way it should be---come to work and go to work on time every
time. simple. If you wasn't to steal time move on.
-------------------------------------------------------------------


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crews

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

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

CONFIRMED!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perfect example of what the union has done to YOU.




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

NEWS FLASH!


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

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

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

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

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

Fox Guards Hen House
Disappearing train recorders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This company is really messed up now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L@N in my spare time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little Birdie:  Listen to the BIG DOG..


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEWS FLASH!


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

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

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

NTSB and FRA
Subject bus train accident Mississippi

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

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

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

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

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

Name: