CSX-Sucks!

Safety First

Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



Webmaster's note:

Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



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

Never heard of getting time off with pay for a grade crossing incident
without fatalities must of started the past 8 years after I retired.
Ones with fatalities it was only 3 days. Been there. EAP did call to
ask if more time is needed, at least they did in my cases. I never took
more than the 3 days that's all it took to get back to work. You can be
sad for the loss of a life, then you question why would they put
themselves in that situation, last but most important screw them they
put us in harms way. That's the way I dealt with it, especially
suicides by train.

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

Crews 

I heard some talk today that the company is back to not paying the
crews if they hit a vehicle and it isnt a fatality.  You still can '
get some days off if it is emotionally disturbing but no pay unless
they die. Thought they did away with that because of some court case.
Also heard they threw the decision in the TM's laps now to decide if
you get time.  Is this true? Anyone heard anything about this. Are we
back to the old way of only getting paid days off of they die?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2018

Attention 
Citizens of the Eat Coast of Florida (Treasure Coast)

A Whistleblower complaint has been filed on your behalf alledging the
State of Florida is colluding with railroads, working in partnership
rather than regulating the industry. 
The complaints are both Civil and Criminal being filed with the Florida
State Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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

CSX

Why cant you get it through your thick skull when you call trains that
aren't on the line up it screws the hell out of the guy who is sitting
at home and see's there are no trains scheduled for at least 6 hours. 
This shit has been going on for so long all it does is just shows my
family and all our friends that we have to cancel plans with that your
just inept unprofessional idiots who cant even keep tract of your
trains or where they are running. How do you just pull a train out of
your butt that is not on the crew screen or on the IVR system. Yeah our
union agreement states in black and white you are supposed to make this
information available to us including on the IVR for those who don't
have a computer at home or it isn't working and if you don't you cant
charge us with a miscall if we don't take the call and we have checked
the line up. But we all know what a pain in the ass you are when we
have to fight to have it removed because your just so inept you cant
pull a rabbit out of a rabbit pen! Whats wrong with you people. How do
you even make money???? Your just one joke after another every single
day. Thank god you don't run our military. God save us all!

Name: Cool mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2018

No Shit: if CSX was corporate people where charged money for STUPIDITY
they would be fucking BANKRUPT

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2018

Wontbendover 

AMEN BROTHER.  You must have one massive nut sack. Maybe you can share
some of that ball power with the other guys.  You put the truth right
out there!  You forgot Wrong car wrong train and my favorite the rush
job to knock down departing signal to make the stool pigeons in
Jacksonville happy. Think you departed on time when your actually still
sitting there for another 30 minutes. got to love that one especially
when it goes to shit or a car kicks or tele takes a dump. Someone
explain how a departed train is still sitting half way in the yard
track an hour later!!!

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

Experience shouldn't be measured how long a person has been doing
something. I don't care if you started the railroad 20 years ago,
there are plenty of guys out here with 20+ years that are crap compared
to guys with less than 5. Just because you have been doing something
longer doesn't mean you are better, period. Also there are a lot of
guys with good seniority that stay on one job all the time because it
is all they know. They can't work half the other jobs because they
would be clueless. Frankly I think they are too scared to change their
bids up and get on another job.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2018

Condr with less than 1 year...lol

You have not been around long enough to even know what a bull shit
answer is.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 June 2018

L&N 

Typical bullshit answer. The crews shouldn't catch shit!  We don't
walk the entire train looking for double stacks that may be too high.
If we started doing that to all the stack trains they would nail us
with train delays. That's not our responsibility to walk our entire
train before departing our terminal or recrewing on the main line. That
shit is supossed to be done before we get on board. It should be caught
by the people who load the totes in the first place. I can see it now.
Get on a relay tote train coming off a different division but insist on
walking the whole train before we leave looking for a car that may be
too high!  HA!HA! The dispatcher would be the first one wanting to know
what was taking us so long!

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

Dave 

Jesus man..you really stepped on your little tool this time. Maybe you
meant to say the TO not PTC. It still doesn't matter. If a double
stacker takes out a bridge it's because the idiots who put the tubs
together didn't measure the height properly. The clearance bureau 
stipulates what's allowed on each line and if it exceeds its not
anyone's fault but the idiots who loaded the totes and sent them out.
PTC was developed to help prevent crews from running stop signals and
missing slow orders, 707's etc.  It doesn't run a train! It sure the
hell doesn't prevent someone from taking out a bridge because a car
exceeds the maximum height allowed.  I think your post and the other
idiots is just an attempt to change the subjects. The derailment in
Princeton IN, the busted rusty knuckles, YM who won't answer the
radios, TM who don't know their jobs, rude ass unethical dispatchers
(who gives a shit if they're union) illegal class 1 brake test, Carman
being harrassed to cut corners,covering up recrews and the list just
goes on and on. The only thing they give a shit about is stock prices.
Now let's get ready for the Nazi Dekra group to make moral even worse
if that's possible. Hire a group who centers it whole theory around
brainwashing the employee (intimidation) instead of fixing the root
cause of the problem (shitty management) and you got a recipe for
disaster. We aren't stupid! We're not robots. You treat us like a
replaceable number, low class blue collar idiot who shouldnt take a
frickin day off or go see a doctor without getting points and you get
what you ask for! Management screws up and points the finger at
everyone else to save their asses. We are the scapegoats every single
day! Jesus man...get on board with what's really important!

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

Boy you're clueless about most of what you said. PTC doesn't
"control" a train. It can't run a train. PTC will bring it to a stop
if you're approaching a red signal and not slowing the train properly.
It's not controlled remotely. It's monitored by satellites at certain
points and it's location is traced using GPS. The program to blow for
crossings is programmed already, and it's not even close to correct.
Google better information next time you're going to pretend like you
work here. Maybe while you're taking pictures of trains, you can
research it while you wait??

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Re: L&N/ Really


That 
was a bit confusing. Let me try again.
Ripping out bridges in MD seems to be a process in which we cause
accidents and force the people to pay for remedies. The PTC Is just one
example of this. PTC REMOTELY controls a train. We need to increase
profit by eleminating the Signal system currently in use. Right now
someone shorts out the tracks, turning the Signal red it stops every
train until maintenance finds the shunt. Train delays cost us a lot of
revenue. We are eleminating this old Signal system in which we control
train movement by shunting the tracks with the train in each block.
About time! 
By using modern technology (the same as you use in your car) we can
locate every train within 3ft of the leading train. This not only
increases profit by eleminating Signal Blocks, delays and maintenance
costs we really have no need for an engineer. Trains are to be
programmed for each territory the same as blowing the horn exactly at
each crossing. This is just a part of the $1 trillion allocated for
transportation infrastructure.
Wreck a few Amtraks and CRY the PTC would slow the train automatically
in curves preventing derailments is just taking advantage of a bad
situation in order to convince the public it's for their safety. OH!
We must not forget the PTC would also prevent a terrorist atrack on the
present Signal system.

Name: Gaylord
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

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

The clearance dept is responsible for high wides and high cubes
shipments.  Now, for the people that should have caught it in one way
or another is the clearance dept, chief dispr, intermodal supervisor,
and finally the crew.   Now, in my option the responsibility lies
completely on the clearance dept...

Name: Really???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Csx corp..not!

PTC has nothing to do with some idiot who sends double stacks out that
don't meet clearance bureau guidlines for the territory. You don't
raise bridge you send out single stacks and route your double stacks
else where. If the stacks didn't clear someone in csx screwed up.
Plain and simple.  And it wasn't the crew!

Name: CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Re: CSX beheads double stack.
Is CSX too dumb to realize you must make heard room for double stacks?
SURE they do!  Problem IS how do you get the people to pay for
increased clearances? Cause accidents and claim PTC will take care of
it if the people pays for RR upgrades! 
We MUST eliminate the bridges in Cumberland in order to get Asian stuff
through. You know, those people who has our jobs! 
After all WE were here first. CSX broke NO laws state or county but
Federal Laws only regulated by RR partners the FRA.
What say ye L&N?

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

Man they serious about mark offs round here!

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

Re HR..

The Chief Train Dispatcher (CTD) is not a contract employee, they are
management.  The Assistant Chief (ACD) and the dispatcher are union
employees, they are contract employees...

Name: Bohica
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wonder who made this fuck up, sometimes its embarrassing to work
here.http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/csx-train-hits-bridges-in-cumberland/article_d244d6ee-7569-11e8-ad84-e7f3a43a46f2.html

Name: HA!HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Stay tuned for Monday!

Like sand in an hour glass this is the days of our lives....will csx
admit their mistake in Princeton or will they blame the crews? Will the
cover up of re crews be exposed or will it continue as usual? Will rusty
old knuckles be replaced or sent out as death traps to the crews and the
public? Stay tuned for Mondays episode of corrupt and rusty rails to see
just what happens and if the CEO runs for the hills or steps up to the
plate! Voted best railroad soap opera of the year!

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wtf!!!

Took a train to an outlying terminal and was told we were flipping
back. To me that's an outlying post. It wasn't my home terminal. That
new notice said we must contact crew management when working at outlying
post.  The crew caller said he didn't do dh tickets for flips home.
What the hell is an outlying post then?? He said report it when i get
back. Well it didn't work when we tried it.   I had to call back and
make them put one in. the wagon was 35 minutes getting there to. We put
in our penalty claim for that one. Screw this stuff. What if you outlaw
before you get back. There is no info about what you just did. should
be FRA law you got some record of what your doing during your entire
trip.  Something stinks here!

Name: My rest 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Goober  
No way in hell would I wait for hours for a ride off the clock at afht.
That would screw me out of my hours of rest and if I get overtime
waiting that's their fault. Now we got orders to report all waiting
time no matter what.  All wait time is to be reported. Fra wants all
limbo. Some idiots aren't following the notice that came out but In
time they will get charged. Someone's trying to get a handle on this
sitting on trains waiting for someone to get them off of them or get
them a damn ride to the hotel. They even say we got to create our own
dh ticket now when flipping back. They are putting everything they can
on crews to downsize crew callers. If I outlaw while waiting for a ride
so be it. They want to bitch about it then they can restart my rest when
I get to hotel!

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

As an old rail from many years ago I find the below post so interesting.
During my few limited years of railroading we always put off duty when
the Engineer parked the power. 
The Conductor and Flagman always walked to the yard office and waited
for the call from the Engineer. At times we waited for the city cab for
hours on a busy evening.
Guess it was better than waiting for the rooming house person to show
up or walk.











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

Well

Crews are putting off before the van shows up to take them to lodging?
We never put off till the ride was there to pick us up. If any TM made
threats of calling the police threatening arrest for trespassing while
waiting for a ride that CSX provides to go to lodging, I'd tell him
do
it. One hell of a lawsuit.

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

Csx 

Cats out of the bag. Your Princeton mess is going to cost you this
time. They all know the problem was reported several times. Now, are
the rumors true your taking the Evansville jobs away from the Nashville
division and putting back on at Avon yd in Indy like it was years ago?
More qualifying crews. More training. More time wasted. There was a
reason they left avon in the first place.  It's funny how things were
running fine over there until HH came in and screwed with that
division. Now it's all coming back to haunt you. Maybe the powers to
be should call in some retired conrail managers instead of Dekra!

Name:   UP HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Csx hoggers 

What the heck is this cell phone crap you guys got on csx. We heard
crews at st.Louis talking about not being able to call the PTC,TO and
mechanical on their phone's unless they are 25 feet away from the
motors outside. How the hell are you supposed to do what you need in
the cab if your outside? Guessing you got radio communication with PTC
Help like we do.  From what we heard you guys got a wack job running
your railroad.  That's not an FRA  mandatory law. We can use our
phone's for any of that as long as we are not moving and no ones on
ground working. We can use ours to make a call in cab when stopped and
no jobs are being performed. We can text and use internet in crew room
as long as all our job duties are completed.   Hell, we can use a
camera and take pictures of safety hazards. Cant be in cell but can use
stand alone.  What's up with your CEO!  If you got a problem with your
power line of road and you got to go outside to fix something how the
hell do you do that if your radio handset doesn't reach that far. WTF!
You keep running in and out of the cab to talk on the radio?  We thought
we had some crazy rules but you guys got some crazy wack jobs up town!
We need more people. If you don't have to many years invested I'd say
run for it and come get on our team.  Our stock and 401k will make you
richer and sounds like you will have a more stable team to work with! 
And yms who don't answer radio for 25 minutes? That's just plain bad
management!

Name:   UP HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Csx hoggers 

What the heck is this cell phone crap you guys got on csx. We heard
crews at st.Louis talking about not being able to call the PTC,TO and
mechanical on their phone's unless they are 25 feet away from the
motors outside. How the hell are you supposed to do what you need in
the cab if your outside? Guessing you got radio communication with PTC
Help like we do.  From what we heard you guys got a wack job running
your railroad.  That's not an FRA  mandatory law. We can use our
phone's for any of that as long as we are not moving and no ones on
ground working. We can use ours to make a call in cab when stopped and
no jobs are being performed. We can text and use internet in crew room
as long as all our job duties are completed.   Hell, we can use a
camera and take pictures of safety hazards. Cant be in cell but can use
stand alone.  What's up with your CEO!  If you got a problem with your
power line of road and you got to go outside to fix something how the
hell do you do that if your radio handset doesn't reach that far. WTF!
You keep running in and out of the cab to talk on the radio?  We thought
we had some crazy rules but you guys got some crazy wack jobs up town!
We need more people. If you don't have to many years invested I'd say
run for it and come get on our team.  Our stock and 401k will make you
richer and sounds like you will have a more stable team to work with! 
And yms who don't answer radio for 25 minutes? That's just plain bad
management!

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

BTW, he was like a 2 year conductor who never left the yard. He
volunteered to go to trainmaster school. They gave him like 6 days
training and sent him to us. If you want to reformat the way things are
run, you need experience, or at least proper training! We just got
another brand new guy with about the same experience. Who in the hell
thought this would be a good idea?

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

Intimidating verbal threats shouldn't be tolerated?????? That's what
managers are trained to do!! That's the way they all act every single
fucking day! Willard yardmaster have been put in charge of all of new
castle's yards, yard jobs and locals, and they know nothing about how
to run it, so their strategy is just ignore us until the crew takes the
initiative to tell the yardmaster how they should do it. They have been
ignoring us since the day that crooked old fuck took our yardmaster's
away. It's been investigated, and some people have been fired, but
they just replace them with another ex yardmaster with a bad attitude
because they had their job taken out from under them last year. It's
nearly impossible to get anything from them. They never have our
profiles ready when we go on duty, and then the trainmaster threatens
us because we're waiting for paperwork! It's like they found the
dumbest people out of the whole company, and put them in charge of
everything. Where are the professionals? Did they all quit?? If you
tell the dispatcher you don't have paperwork, he just pretends you
don't exist and puts your train id at the bottom of the pile and runs
everyone around you. They know how dumb the trainmaster is, and they
don't even bother trying to solve anything because they know he
doesn't know how. 
   They've had the division manager there and officers from
Jacksonville to try and train this idiot, and they've gotten nowhere,
and nothing is done about it.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Well

What the crew should have done was ask the dispatcher to get the DTO on
the radio.  The chief and dispatcher are union contract employees. They
should have demanded that a CSX manager talk to them.  If the
dispatcher refused then ethics charges should be filed. The crew should
have demanded the tapes  be downloaded to show the amount of time the YM
or TM  did not respond.  It sounds like the dispatcher made an
intimidating verbal threat and that should not be tolerated. If this is
an on going problem for crews coming into Willard then it needs to be
investigated promptly. All crews need to document the exact time they
try to make contact with the YM and when he/she responds.  Keep a
record. Once a pattern is established everyone needs to fax the
information to the operations department.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Crews. 

Be careful out there. It's just beginning. The derailment and busted
up trains is going to get out of control. Pushing out trains with bad
knuckles is going to get worse. Been told knuckles are being reported
by block trucks and crews as 100% rusted and some crews finding them
with cracks.  Relay train got 3 knuckles with 3 different crews. TO was
running it and still busted out knuckles. Trains are to long and heavy
for bad knuckles and bad draw bar parts. Their pushing us to rush
trains out and ignore the obvious. It's only going to get worse! It
isn't train handling skills.  It's bad knuckles and bad rail. Worst
combination ever!

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

Well

Crews are putting off before the van shows up to take them to lodging?
We never put off till the ride was there to pick us up. If any TM made
threats of calling the police threatening arrest for trespassing while
waiting for a ride that CSX provides to go to lodging, I'd tell him do
it. One hell of a lawsuit.

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

Derka 

If you fail to acknowledge the harassment and intimidation by
management then you will fail miserably.

Name: Steve 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Our video board out front of Osborn yard says J18 coming soon..., what
the hell does that mean anybody know

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

The other day I overheard a crew pull into the new castle yard, their
train had a set off so they couldn't do anything without instruction.
They tried to call Willard yardmaster and got no answer, kept trying to
get a reply and got nothing. This is an every day occurence, they have a
bad attitude and treat new castle crews like they're a bother, they
refuse to get us paperwork and take forever to answer the phone or the
radio. Anyways, after them continuously calling for maybe 25 minutes,
then the dispatcher comes on and threatens the crew and says they have
to answer for the delay between arrival and starting the work that they
haven't even been instructed to do yet!! This is normal and happens
every day. The trainmaster there is extremely incompetent and doesn't
help with the problems because he doesn't know how to do his job. He
constantly tries to push people around and threatens people. He even
told a crew that he would have them arrested for trespassing when they
were waiting for the hotel van to arrive! These derailments are only
the beginning. The managers in charge are pushy and don't know enough
to safely run things.

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

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.courierpress.com/amp/709580002

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

https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond-man-working-for-railroad-subcontractor-dies-in-workplace-accident/article_cc41f850-ff51-5f97-85db-b7df412cc72e.html

Name: Derailments
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 June 2018

In Quebec Canada they had the big wreck, no one really accountable
American ceo of that rr that killed 47 people. He filed for bankruptcy
and his live goes on. USA with laxed rr safety there will be a Quebec
in USA somewhere on CSX line. When it does happen you just get a bunch
of suits dance for the media cameras. Maybe the victims of a derailment
might get some cash if the law firm does not hose victim families. Kick
backs kick back. And the gong show goes on.

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

CSX 
How much is the mess at Princeton going to cost the investors. If
someone would take the crews reports seriously this could have been
prevented. A simple slow order could have done the trick.  Jeeezzz...
never fails to amaze us!

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

Csx cut so thin that their not doing the heat inspections like they use
to.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2018

Shut jax down.......

Screw these idiots!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Sun Kink rail is the reason of the derailment in Princeton. sounds like
they going to let it burn out. Crew Okay! That was the 2nd sun kink
that crew reported. glad they okay.

Name: fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Railroaders

The Indianapolis office has been shut down for some time. If you have a
complaint to file for violations of federal law by an FRA agent or
violations of ethics set forth by the USDOT as well as violations
committed by any railroad supervisor you must contact the Region 4
office in Chicago.

1-800-724-5040

If you feel that you are not being taken seriously or you are not
getting any of your calls or emails answered then you can call the
Washington D.C. office at 202-493-6014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.  
Big business U.S. RRs don't fear that agency.
Lame duck and company friendly.  
Threat of fine(s) and/or worse to a lowly employee is a big deal
though.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

In Canada at cprail under Hh, we where given 30 seconds a side to
inspect a train. 100 car train 100 minutes. They timed us and if you
did not inspect train in that time frame they called you on it. That
was test and inspect. Now if you missed something or something happened
on the road. You where blamed for it and you went for statements. They
had managers not trained to test and inspect. But they had the hogger
do min brake application and pull the train by them. That was the test
and inspect. Now what would of been interesting if there was a wreck
they would have to put the names of managers that did this on paper
work. In Canada transport Canada has no teeth with the big rr. They do
what they want, transport Canada is useless.

Name: FRA WATCHDOG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

CARMAN

Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

A qualified person who has received, as a part of training,
qualification, and designation program required under 232.203
instructions and training that includes "hands on" experience under
appropriate supervision or apprenticeship in one or more of the
following: Troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair
of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person
is assigned responsibility.

A trainmaster is not qualified to perform the Class 1 airbrake test and
inspections required on the cars on any train that is being built in the
original terminal. If this happens again you must call the FRA
immediately. Complaining on this website is only helpful to the extent
that people in the public read it and can make inquiries to the USDOT
or the FRA office.  You must report it. Just because an FRA inspector
reads this site doesn't mean he is officially notified that there is a
problem. You must make the call.

As for walking only one side of the train during the pre inspection
process that is illegal as hell. Tell your yard master to purchase a
code of federal regulations and read  232.205.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about this for the last year about
TM's out in the field rushing crews during the pick up of cars in line
of road and have been watching but have yet to catch one in the act.
Time is on your side. Follow the rules as written in your operating
rules They are very clear how you will do a pre inspection of the cars.
You must do an inspection of both sides of the cars to the best of your
training BEFORE YOU CAN DO A ROLL BY INSPECTION!

An inspector shall take a position on each side of the car sometime
during the inspection process so as to be able to examine and observe
the functioning of all moving parts of the brake system on each car in
order to make the determination and inspection required by this
section. 232.205

A ROLL BY INSPECTION OF THE BRAKE RELEASE AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH
(B)(8) IF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN INSPECTION OF THAT SIDE
OF THE TRAIN FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REQUIREMENT!

I don't know how to make it any more clear. You must inspect both
sides of each car during your pre inspection before you can do a roll
by release of the cars. If you have any supervisor harassing you or
intimidating you to break these laws then you must report them. Its
that simple. Do not sit there and allow this to continue. You can not
complain and cry all the time because you see this happening and expect
anything to get changed if you just walk away because you are scared of
retaliation. If enough of you stick together and file complaints
together they have no choice to address your claims. If you know of any
FRA inspector who is turning his head or showing favoritism towards the
carrier you can file a complaint with the USDOT. Any inspector who
willingly allows the law to be broken should be removed from his
position,

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

crews


Where did the propane tank go up? Was is another car that wasn't
inspected properly or they blaming the crew. Rerouting traffic away
from the south in Nashville division due to derailment. Was that where
it was

Name: Cool mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Yep. If your bitching about brake sticks and your to big to climb on the
cars to tie handbrakes the a snack machine that takes credit cards is
the last thing your fat ass needs lol why would you post that WOW

Name: Bystander
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Fra 
When you going to get out here and start taking control of the unsafe
out of control managers. Just heard a ym tell a carman not to walk both
sides of the cars on his class 1 airbrake test in the original terminal
cause the train was late leaving and they needed it out now. Thank god
he told the ym that was against fra brake law requirements and if he
didn't believe so he could get out the FRA code 49 rule book and read
it to him.  Pissed the ym off.  This shit just keeps getting better and
better out here. Other poster was right. It's going to take someone
dying out here before you get your arsses out here and clean house!!!!

Name: Will get worse
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

As the stock creeps up there will be more cuts, even if it is not
warranted. In the minds of the brass in the ivory tower,they think they
are on the right track and pat themselves on the back. So these managers
will do anything to get the trains rolling. If they be inspected or not.
They will falsified documentation. And lie when it is convenient for
them to do so. So to be safe be prepared for anything. It will get a
lot worse yet people I lived threw it with Hh for 4 years. The stress
just about did me in.

Name: There goes another one 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2018

Why are so many people quitting the railroad?I know a tm that quit csx
don't understand why with the salary and benefits they have.im
thinking about trying to get on but this makes me nervous to leave my
day shift job

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

Feathers 

Go screw yourself and your other manager. You don't like people
posting the facts. Try and distract. Won't do you any good. The info
being posted is more than FRA LAW violations. Its damn near criminal.
I'm fact it is. Someone dies cause of these violations the families
better be getting 7 figures.

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

All crews 

This company is the worst I've ever seen it. The new guys with less
than 5 years have no clue. We thought it was bad when they took over
conrail but that was just a walk in the park.  I'm starting to believe
everything those CN and CP boys have been saying. Ever since this HH
character stepped in its gone to hell. Even conrail didn't allow the
cutting corners and safety violations to the extent this outfit is
doing. The FRA is either totally bought off to  look away or they
don't give at rats butt either anymore. Something bad is on it way.  I

just hope all you guys have your ducks in a row when it does because
you know we're getting the blame first. Dekra is going to back tbem
and file a bunch of bogus reports about us out in the field.  MARK MY
WORD THEY WILL!

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

Run trains and quit whining.  Quit trying to fu@# the hand that feeds
you.  Do you mean we have to go to work and actually work?!?!?   

Grow the F up and stop being whining,snobbing,lazy,babies.  

Or JUST QUIT!

Name: Deez 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

Hey Rules, lighten up Francis....Dont be such a cuckhold...You and
Carman can go sword fight later this afternoon...Rules, just be
thankful on this father's day, you were thiiiis close to being
swallowed...

Happy Fathers Day

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

This is how much management want to bully the carman. We inspected and
did 1 brake test. The train pulled apart nineteen hundred miles away. I
donít know how many crew changes, but they blamed the Carmen we went for
statements and pulled out of service for thirty days. Any delays they
try and blame some union employee. And we caught managers filling out
paper work for trains that where never looked at because short of
staff. Record everything you work on. Because they look for scape goats
when they need to blame someone. This is what has become of the
industry, no ethic or trust anymore.

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

Attention  

Deez...your the root cause of the problem. Go bury the rest of your
waste of time in the sand.

Carmen.....advice was on spot but make sure you tell the engineer over
the radio the exact spot that you started your final inspection of the
class 1 brake test. Have the engineer document the time and confirm
that they are departing without a proper inspection. The FRA needs to
be notified this is happening. Put them on notice.

Rules follower... this has been discussed numerous times in the past.
If the conductor is NOT A LICENSED ENGINEER AND CURRENT HE CAN NOT RUN
THE TRAIN.  The engineer has every right to stop and use the restroom
if he needs too. If there is any dispatcher that  suggest he "hold
it" or wait until the next siding and the engineer can not he needs to
notify them that he needs to stop now. If there is resistance or
intimidating behavior exhibited by the dispatcher make a note of the
time and place and the dispatcher on duty.  You may need this if delay
of train charges are filed against you.

Name: Rule follower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

I was wondering about another rule now that there are inward facing
cameras.  What is an engineer supposed to do about the call of nature
while on the road with no red signal in sight.  It used to be that the
conductor would blow the horn and hit the alerter button for the
duration.  If something happened during that time and the conductor
wasn't a licensed engineer, it would be bad news for the crew.  I
guess tone up the dispatcher and tell them you're stopping.  With a
nice heavy train, it would take you a while to get going again.

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

Carman they did the same to us when Hh was in charge. And if something
happened they tried to hang the carman. My advice if they pull before
your in position at headend. Write down the car number at the point you
watched it out. And keep a record. Keep every move that you perform. 
They cut staff so deep that they take any short cuts management can.
Safety is the last thing they care about

Name: Deez 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

Carman...

Sometimes it's best to not give a flip.  Sounds like you could use a
good gal from the Ol Stick it Inn.."Days Inn Chattanooga"..Do
yourself a favor, and worry about getting paid to get laid.  That's
how we roll down here, while on held away, sport....

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Bend over/deez 

Stupid shit.. grow the f...do up

For real safety can someone explain how a TM can take over the car
inspectors job when he's trying to finish his class 1 test on the
rollby on a train that is leaving the original terminal?  One avon tm
did the set and release and armed the Tele using the tower yard master
to relay informstion with the engineer. How the hell did he arm the
Tele. He isn't union or part of the crew. The Car inspector told him
over radio a qualified mechanical inspector had to do the job and the
dude had the balls to tell him he was doing it because the Carman was
busy. This stupid shit is a violation for many reasons. Gonna file
claims on the TM for this shit. We are short as hell cause of the cheap
SOB in Jacksonville and now TM are doing our job. On top of that they
are pulling long as hell trains out of yard to knock down signals to
make it look like trains have departed before Carman ever gets to head
and to watch rollby. We miss half the damb train. For now on we are
going to document that we don't see half these trains and not going to
be responsible for the first half.  This outfit is turning into a safety
hazard from hell and where is the FRA in all of this! These TM are
crossing the lines big time and it's time to time slip them. Too
scared to tell their super boss to get Carmen back or kiss their butts.
Wonder what this dekra group has to say about this shit.

Name: Deez 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Ben Dover

The Days Inn Rivergate , Chattanooga has some real skeezers floating
around this weekend, due to Riverbend Festival.  Pretty good deals to
be found, but I guess I should have passed on spooning.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Hey Deez Nuts?
You send the bitch packing when youíre finished with her that way you 
Donít risk the chance you might have to chew your own arm off in the
morning!
DUH

Name: Snacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

At the rr I work for we have vending machines in bunk house you can get
raw eggs anything. We have normal stove and microwave ovens. Bad thing
I load up my grip with junk food for trip home. And Iím hundred pounds
over weight.

Name: Deez 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I woke up this morning in the away from home hotel, and realize that
hooker stole my lunch.

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

Yep:
Thanks very much for the morning chuckle.

Name: Ha.ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Stay away from snack machine.  Maybe won't be so hard to climb on the
cars.

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

I miss the brakestick...bullshit us big guys have to climb on these cars
to tie a hand brake. Also what really pisses me off....all snack
machines at work should have the credit card swiper...who carries
around the much change these days..wtf!? We are going backwards!

Name: Loco meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2018

Yes I hear what you are saying. I could post cases of woman taking guy
down. On the the railroad it happens. But you are naive,if you think it
does not happen.

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

Meetoo 

Why you got to post stupid shit like that. Got nothing to do with
sexual blah or harassment blah blah. Someone always had to turn things
into bull. I never had one minute of trouble from any of the females I
worked with because I respected them as equals. Same respect I give my
wife and any other woman. They know the atmosphere when they get hired
but shouldn't have to put up with it. I've seen some real losers out
here and if they got in a mile of my daughter's I'd kick their asses.
In this business if a woman has to complain then good chance the guy
went way to far. Most of them handled everything in house. People just
behave with some class there wouldn't be a problem.

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

My post on block lifts, Iím a carman just tried to help we might be on
different page just tried to help.

Name: Meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

Hey boys it a womanís world, now with meetoo if you said or did anything
to a woman ten years ago. She can still bring it up on you with no proof
or evidence. Make a complaint to management or police. There is no
investigation or due diligence down to defend yourself. In most cases
now the female will just be believed and the men will suffer the
consequences. This is on the news on a regular basis, in a sense having
a camera in the cab of a locomotive, could save your ass if you are
working with a female and she falsely accused you of something.
Hopefully in the near future a man will be able to defend himself again
in court etc. And just not have the word of a woman taken as true.  If a
woman has it in for you now days, your done.

Name: Done it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 June 2018

Retired 

Not only have I changed air hoses but I changed that heavy little
knuckle by myself too. Lol...I've even had to use a sledge hammer to
remove a busted jammed knuckle. When I was hired they didn't do those
strength test. In fact all they did was wheel a knuckle in and make
everyone take turns picking it up and putting it back down on the cart.
The instructors exact words were per the rules you aren't supposed to
use excessive or brute force to do anything. Csx doesn't want any
injuries. You get help. If your line of road hogger can come back or
they can call block truck. DON'T GET HURT. They didn't even want us
changing one in training. So why the big change now? Think they don't
care if someone gets hurt now...lol..lol...strength test is probably
just a legal cover their arss deal so if someone does get hurt they can
say you must have done something wrong because you passed the strength
test and should have been able to handle the work!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2018

Last post with the attachment is actually sad. 
Can remember when females 1st showed up out in the field, in
the transportation dept., T&E service,  -  1979.  Over 35 yrs. later,
can honestly state that never once did I hear of or see a woman change
out a bad air hose or broken knuckle by herself.  Lots of other things
too that they were just not physically capable of doing without
assistance/help.   Then again, what the heck, many men were/are not
capable either OR were/are plain lazy.
Safety First

Name: Jan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2018

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/csx-agrees-pay-32-million-women-harmed-job-testing


CSX loses another lawsuit, proving once again that discrimination is
alive and well on this Southern Railroad

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

Lift

You are so confused.

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

Your air brake tests are AAR rules, goverment law. Not CSX rules. If CSX
had it there way you would not be testing any cars takes time. For
example when a train has been air test by the carman. And then train
crew bleeds cars off to switch track for some reason, the cars that
where bled off have to be retested. But this rule is always ignored,
now the track is put back together after switching and the bleed rods
are stuck open. But the train crew now thinks he has 100 percent brakes
working on the train. Which is not the case! The only indication the
hogger has is now it takes longer to charge and canít get calibration.
So if you leave town you have a lot of cars with no brakes because the
bleed rod is open and cars canít charge.

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

Lift 

Really.  You got to charge the brakes to do any class one.  That's how
you do a set and release. What he wanted to know is what was he supposed
to do if they were off air more than 4 hours.  I think the post was
meant to be sarcastic. The rule says AND not off air more than 4 hours.
 It should have said OR. If they already had a class one and are off air
less than 4 they don't need another test. These FRA guys have been just
plain stupid lately. Especially with the stupid splitting trains crap.
Just because someone took half of an inbound train and put power on it
after it came in with a class 1 and then gave it a new train symbol
doesn't mean the cars need another class1. What does assigning that
block to a new train symbol have to do with the fact the cars had a
class 1. Not shit!  What, now all the sudden those cars class 1 test
isn't any good any more? The damb rule says you don't have to do
another class 1 when you change motors or eot so who gives a shit if
the cars go on a train with a new name.  Just a bunch of horse shit.

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

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2018

What it means is you have to charge the cars up and brake test them.

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

FRA 

Please explain this shit to me...

New rule 5203.3. Says before being added to a through train at an
intermediate location, a solid block of cars must:  

1. Receive a class 1 brake test, AND 
 
2. Not be off air for more than your hours.

Read the rule...it says AND not be off air more than 4 hours.

So I go to pick up a block that I know has been off for 8 hours what am
I supposed to do??? I didn't right this rule. CSX DID! 
So what next?  I can't take the cars???

Name: Duh...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

Engineers 

Don't listen to these stupid instructors!
Rule 409.2 and 411 are TWO SEPERATE RULES. 411 was never deleted or
changed. When your leaving a train tied down PUT HAND BRAKES ON THE
FRICKIN CARS. IF YOU JUST TIE THE MOTORS DOWN YOU NEED TO BE FIRED.
READ THE FRICKIN RULES. TIE down the cars, test them then put the
brakes on the motors. 411 is as black and white as it gets. Someone is
trying to set the crews up with this new bullshit rumor that motors are
eqivelent to cars!

Name: Tiredofmorons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

Idiots who can't read...

New operating rule 409.2 is a Change to SECUREMENT OF CARS ONLY!!!! 
just because it says unattended equipment doesn't mean it includes the
motors.
I worked with CO who said a TM told him that the hand brakes on the
motors now count the same as if they were cars. That's a stinking  UP
railroad rule. if your stupid enough to just apply hand brakes on the
motors and not the cars when you leave a train behind because you think
 2-3 motors are enough to hold the train  you deserve to be fired.

Rule 411 securement of trains WAS NEVER ANNULED,CHANGED OR DELETED. The
rule stands as is until it is deleted or changed. Read the frickin  rule
procedure. Quit listening to other people's gossip. The idiots you work
with are your worst enemies. Just read your bulletins.read your rule
book. Until a rule is changed IN WRITING IT STILL IS IN EFFECT!  409.2
and 411 are two separate rules!

Name: Standing power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Or maybe apply independent and go to notch 1????  Simple
railroading....but you babies know everything.

Name: Standing test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Yes your right, two am crew tired conductor newbie, piston came out went
in travel length he forgot or not up to speed with mechanical specs. It
happens they count on crew before them, or shop staff making sure
everything is good. Shit happens that could of been prevented, human
error!!!!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Maybe that's why when you take charge of a lite loco you do a standing
brake test.  You guys are hilarious.

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

The best I seen was a rookie hogger went to tie on his train, his train
was about half way down the track. He had the power throttled up
conduct said 20 cars ten cars. You better start slowing down. The
rookie hogger said brakes are applied. The conductor jumped off, the
power hit the train. The trailing unit got buckled and the headend car
was buckled. The hogger got hurt after slamming into the door. Same
thing they found on power, brakes not effective due to piston travel
and excess speed. The power hit so hard that it ripped open the fuel
tank on the trailing unit. Hazmat was called to deal with the fuel
spill.  If hogger would of inspected power and at minimum controlled
his speed it would of never happened.  Murphyís law if it can happen
sometimes will.

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

In years past I remember a crew taking a consist off shop track. Two sd
40 and old elco   The hogger went to stop so brakeman could line the
gate. But the power never stopped they ran the switch. From the
investigation hogger and shop staff employee where fired. On two of the
loco motives the piston travel was adjusted out so far that they had
minimum braking pressure.  After that the shop staff stop sluffing off
and did there job. And most hoggers did there walk around before taking
power.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

How does CSX know that this happened during the last trip? It could have
accured during the calendar day inspection. This equipment isn't
serviced regularly. Screw CSX. 







Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

PYOA! If a locomotive defect is reported before departure but nothing is
done about it then the only protection is writing it up. Utility Worker
thinks that is turning in a co-worker who brought the train in or who
last used the consist. If anyone fails to inspect the consist then it
does fall on them as negligence. It's not new CSX has been doing it
for decades. One of the first acts of CSX was closing down the
roundhouses. Just about every terminal had one. I'm sure nothing has
changed since I retired in 2010. CSX has defective locomotives in
consists using them in trail.

Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: Discipline 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2018

The company nit picks all these bs so called, safety violations. You
never see a manager say your not taking that power until the brake
piston travels are in limits,or the shitter is serviced or that cracked
window is fixed etc. Write all those defects up on every train you get
on. The first thing they will do is measure piston travels if you run a
red board.There is so much stuff a guy can right up on defective
equipment and make the company do there due diligence on repairing
equipment if they are so concerned about safety. The time and money it
takes to write up the small shit is just there stupid way to justify
there jobs.

Name: Enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Smh 
 You really need to work on your grammar.  Just try proof reading some
of your post. No one takes anyone serious that sounds like they didn't
take a single English course in school. We get the point your trying to
make but it just doesn't look good.

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

Csx pulled out of the boxcar  pool greedy idiots this fottie and ackcmen
should be in prison for lives lost familyís ruined and stealing from
everyone at any RR they have been at there there the  ones it follows
them every where  they go itís been public by themselves to Wall Street
they know how to rise the stock at the cost of lives intensional braking
Union contracts and contracts of costumer  I say put  them in   prison
and in America the RRLA Canada has strikes over the same shit the pull
the proof is there past PRISON but they have lawyers to drag it out and
play the court system itís stealing

Name: Grants
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

Every year railroads across North America get millions of dollars for
grants and programs from the federal goverment. If a railroad brakes a
law and is fined it is peanuts. And it gives the public a sense of
justice has been done. In the end the railroads are out nothing. There
will always be corruption at the top and when they get busted they are
smart enough to defer the blame to many below them. This has been going
on for years and will for years to come. Goverment inspectors know how
to speak out of both sides of there mouth. Itís all politics and money.
When the union employees write a test or take a course for railroad
operation. And you donít follow the rules and regulations and you take
a short cut in procedures and something goes wrong. You will be held
accountable for not doing your due diligence. And they will hang you
for it. The union employee will always be to blame for everything that
happens in the eyes of the company.

Name: Whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

You are just the little guy trying to earn a living to support your
family. And want to do the right thing.  My advise is keep track of
what you know is wrong doing. And when it affects you you have some
prove.  If you make a big deal out of it in the end nothing really
happens to the company. Breaking federal law maybe but in governments
eye they do it all the time.  The goverment lies and covers up more
stuff than you can imagine. All these protection laws in my view is a
front for goverment employees to justify there phoney jobs and give the
public false sense of security. Look after number one donít put a target
on your back. Tell the union what is going on and leave it at that.

Name: Bogus paper
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

As a train inspector for 36 years,every train we inspected the law
required  the company to keep on file every train that was inspected
for 90 days. Then we would throw the inspection sheets out after 90
days. When we where doing this we found our names on train sheets that
said we inspected trains on shifts we never worked.  The manager that
was short staffed was putting inspectors names on train sheets when he
was short staffed.  So to find out who was doing this we had to
recognize the managers writing. Once we found out the managers doing
these bogus inspection sheets, we went to the union reported them and
it went from there. But to my knowledge no manager was fired, and
luckily no traffic n accident and no employees got hurt. All as
management cares about is paper work and that they shine.  Safety and
work ethic with some companies is a thing of the past. All
about$$$$$&$$$$$$

Name: smarter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Cindy

SO WHAT!  Its still almost half of every other railroad.  We have sense
enough to invest in solid companies and not fly by night get lucky as
they go industries. Anyone who is investing their future on the company
and their stock are just plain idiots.  I hope they have a widely
diversified port folio! Not everyone is lucky to get daddies money
handed to them!

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Stock is almost up to 70/share.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Extra board gaurentees are based on the jobs they protect. Higher
mileage = higher rate.

Name: Ape is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 June 2018

Iíve seen managers over the years get kicked in the balls over and over
again , but they always want to get kicked in the balls more. They are
even loyal CUCKS  some offered there wifeís up to higher management.
The new thing with these managers now they will eat there own. They all
try to out do each other to get noticed by the brass. And when they get
fired they try and take down as many people as possible. You are crazy
to trust any of them, if you are smart. They will use anyone to make
themselves shine. They are the newest low of the low.

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

hey ape. all we ever get is you need to vote for this.  you dont want
the alternitive. this is as good as it gets. if you dont vote yes it
will be worse.

Name: Old timer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2018

Ya your right about lots donít care to make a stand I refused to take
unsafe bad order equipment. Pulled out of service then young hot shot
jumps on and goes. I looked like the shit disturber young buck breaks
rules and gets hero biscuit. In old days guys that did that to other
employee would be blackballed. Today no one cares there bills are more
important than anyone elseís.

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

CSX has the lowest paid employees compared to our class 1 railroads..
Want to know why? Because of you, the employee. You settle with what
you get. Why should the union fight for your rights when you don't
care. You take it in the crapper and walk off complaining. Start
fighting for your rights and watch the pay increase. Most of you don't
have the backbone to do it. Just keep taken it in the rear and
complaining. This is 100% truth..

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

UP Employees:

We will provide another update on the increase in lateral motions
claims as soon as the settlement claims are provided by key insiders
and the like. In the mean time, document your locomotives with defects,
and whether the defects where reported prior.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

Steve Salyers bends John over and fists him but he doesn't feel
anything.

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

HOURLY RATE COMING SOON

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

Steve Salyers is grooming John Rain for superintendent

Name: Pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2018

Why are you guessing collective agreement shows pay scale for CSX train
personal. And then go from there!

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

csx gaurantee where i work is 3100.00 for 2 weeks. Bnsf gaurantee where
my buddy works is 4500.00 for 2 weeks.

Name: To loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

1400 a half guarantee? Where on the system pays that low.. or did u mean
1400 per week? If you meant 1400 per week the. There are several places
on system that pay that... it's actually 1399.xx and some change. But
csx pays that now. Engineer guarantee is even more.

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2018

The one thing I learnt in thirty five years on the railroad,is donít
believe the rumour mills. Guys would just throw stuff out there to see
who would bite and how far the rumour would travel. We use to have a
saying, if you donít hear any rumours by 1800 start one. Some of the
rumour made it right across the system before being discovered as BS.

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

i was told today by a conductor that quit csx recently to go work for
bnsf that their gaurantee was 1400.00 a half more than my engineer
gaurantee. Csx pay is well below other class 1 railroads.

Name: Company McLovin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2018

Sounds like your all fucked really..

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

I retired last year,but now it is crazier  on the railroad. Like you
said idiots just want to get out of dodge without having done there due
diligence. So if you have an incompetent lazy conductor . And something
bad happens. Is CSX management going to try and blame the hogger to for
not making sure the conductor has all his proper paperwork. Is it the
hoggers responsibility to baby sit down he conductor ?

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

Brothers.... 

BLOW THE WHISTLE....BLOW THE WHISTLE..BLOW THE WHISTLE....and I don't
mean the one on the motor or under the desk! Screw camera rules. Take
pics.  Other railroads allow you to use cameras.they allow the use of
personal phones without getting off equipment and walking 25 feet away.
Just wait till someone has to get off in a damn blizzard to make an
urgent call to their family and slips and falls. Or it's pouring down
rain and lightning and 60 mph winds and they get hurt. Can't even call
PTC, mechanical or TO help desk.  CSX is nothing but a bunch of control
freaks who want to intimidate and encourage rule violations and send
out faulty equipment with obvious FRA violations. They created this
atmosphere they can live with the consequence!
BLOW THE WHISTLE!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2018

Paperwork. 

The rules aren't laxed! Rules are very clear the conductor WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPER PAPER WORK! The problem is the lazy asses
who just want to rush out and get on the train and get rolling. Then
you got TM's who have no balls and are scared of Foote and his
henchmen who want their asses on a platter if a train doesn't get out
on time. They won't stand together and tell him to go screw himself.
So you get rushed and intimidated to get out. Idiots don't realize it
all falls back on them because the rules are black and white who is
responsible for getting the proper paperwork. It's all ok until
something goes down then you got the babbling idiot conductor standing
there trying to explain why he didn't follow the rules. American r
ailroaders are lazy and self serving. They won't stick together.
That's why year after year Csx and their union's bend them over and
rape them.  COLD HARD FACTS! Just sit by and whine and cry!

Name: Branchline
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Once these lines are sold and then we have to pick up cars from them, I
can images the cars to be picked up will not have been tested or
inspected or could even be bad order. Will be interesting picking up
other fly by night rr cars!

Name: Re-max
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Hello gentalmens, here are our plans for bigger profits in 2018, keep up
the good work, we r selling the spider web network, soon it will be a
linear railroad just like cp is, remember when u all said PSR wont work
because of the layout of the network, well thanks for the tips we
appreciate
it.https://seekingalpha.com/news/3362153-csx-take-bids-six-rail-segments

Name: Quebec
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Quebec disaster would not of happened if the volenteer fire department
would not of shut the power down. Then a section Forman gave the ok on
everything. So the people messing with the train was blind leading the
blind. The hogger offered to go back to his train to take care of
things. But was told no to go to bed.  But they still tried to hang him
anyways.  They said two more hand brakes on the train would of made a
difference I say not.  The hogger was found not guilty as he should of
never been charged in the first place. And transport Canada letting
them run with one man crew.  But just remember they will always try and
hang the little guy. Scape goats what they look for in these type of
accidents.

Name: Quebec
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

It was a fly by night American company more of a branch line,that caused
accident one man crew

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Dear Paperwork, 
                            Have you already forgotten about Lac
Megantic??? That was in Canada right???

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Why do you conductors take a train with out proper paperwork. I see this
seems to be the norm on csx.  I work for rr in Canada I donít move a
train and am not expected to move until I have proper paper work. There
are times I even get the crew cab and drive my train if I think it is
not right. And a lot of my trains go into interchange from Canada to
USA. If I donít have all the proper paper work. The train will not get
into USA.  Iím amazed the conductor being in charge of the train does
not get proper paper work. If there is a derailment and you donít have
paper work. The shit would hit the fan in Canada anyways. Canít believe
how laxed the rules are in USA.

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

Justhosed 

We had the same problem. Had train with windmill parts. Different kind
of parts.  It was restricted as unit train. What good does it do to put
out a bulletin that clearly stated exactly what cars constitute a unit
train. Didn't see windmill parts on it. Previous crew didn't have
that crap on their paperwork.  Just another day on the csx circus train
ride!

Name: Justhosed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2018

Crews 

Stupid shit is already starting. Our train had absolutely nothing in
the paper work including in the the engineers tonnage graph that stated
our train was 50.  Not a damn thing. Even TM didn't see anything. Got
to home terminal and handed off on main line. Outbound crew had flagged
as 50 and the commodity classified wrong. So we run 60 and they got to
run 50. I knew this stupid crap would happen. Exactly what everyone in
the terminal has been predicting.  For now on its straight up 50 on
every train. There still is NO BULLETIN OUT STATING WE HAVE OUR ASSES
COVERED IF CSX WORK ORDER DEPARTMENT SCREWS THE INFO UP!  My LC said
run 50 until system bulletin is released protecting the crews from
being blamed for their crap! This just getting old on this railroad.
Will it ever stop!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.

Go back a while & read the posts from the former FRA inspector.
Bullied, even threatened by csx terminal people in Toledo & wasn't
backed by superiors.  

But boy if a poor individual makes a mistake.....
Before 1988/89 -- just the RR got fined for violations.
Look it up

US DOT, FRA = lame ass pro-company.  Sad.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2018

If any railroads rules are more restricting than the FRA then the FRA
goes by those rules on their property. It happened to me before I
retired. CSX came out with a rule the clearance point in a track was in
the clear plus one car length. The night before a yardmaster instructed
me to keep the cut of cars & locomotives where they were in the clear
but not plus one car length. He stated he'll get another crew to take
the cut. That never happened and the FRA was on property the next
morning. I got 5 days in the street seeing the YM didn't back us up.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

You are right 10 mph for pull by. But with all fra rules the railway
company can modify the rule if it does not undermind fra rules.  Like
numbers of hand brakes fra might say 10 but the company wants 20 on. 
Thatís what I was always told. Extra protection is companies decision.

Name: Inspectors  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

What I have done in the past when I see some one wondering in the yard
especially if they donít have ppe on. I call the railway police and say
there is a trespasser or possible terrorist on the property. They learnt
fast to inform employees of these people being around. I learnt to play
there game by following company policies and rules.  They donít like it
when it is applied to them.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 June 2018

Csx... 

I got less than 5 years under my belt as engineer and I know more than
your instructors teaching your classes. They need to open the rules
book and read it!  How hard is that to do before they take the job on.

Engineers....read the difference between doing a standing locomotive
brake test and a locomotive handbrake test. One required throttling out
and one DOES NOT. Do not listen to instructors.  You DO NOT THROTTLE TO
#1 in a handbrake test! 

CYA and be ready for The dekra hit squad!

Name: Inspect 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2018

Rollby 

Roll by inspections are 10 mph. Check your FRA laws.  

Second. ..FRA ALERT!!  It's been reported that FRA inspectors are in
the yards and hiding. They are boarding equipment after crews have left
and finding failures to charge employees with. There was a bulletin out
that CSX  management could not do this. The crew must be present when
doing observation testing and be there when charges were being
accessed.  We are checking on the protocal for FRA inspectors. Their
word against the crew members is not acceptable. If we find they are
breaking protocol we will file complaints with the USDOT!   
This is a tactic the carrier was guilty of pulling and many were
charged without justifiable proof. We will let you know what we find
out!

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

Company managers will not hesitate to discipline an employee for any
safety infraction, but when a tm or manager tries to intimidate
employees to use unsafe equipment or leave a terminal without proper
documention. Report them at once record the conversation in note pad
etc. They have to be held accountable and there are whistle blower laws
to protect you. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. These
type of managers should be fired and they xcorted off the property for
not following company policies regarding safety.

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

It all fear and intimidation safety no
Union rep involved with there safety team fuck them a

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

Show CSX that safety is number one. Put safety hazard reports in on
everything you feel could be a hazard. Everything from bio hazard from
uncleaned toilets and chemicals not changed to a chipped window in the
cab. Report it all!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

Also for safety do that walk around on the power, check the piston
travel and make sure brake shoes are not condemned. I also turn in if
power is leaking oil onto the ground. There are lots of things an
employee can bad order equipment for, and down right refuse to take the
power.

Name: Pull by
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

On pull by inspections or any pull by out of yard, do not exceed five
mph. This is also in the rule book that gets ignored. The carman should
slow you down if they are doing a pull by. It is in there aar book.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

Safety first do not move a train till all paper work is in order ,
braketest and inspections paper work. Confirm any dangerous loads are
on train. Make sure there is not a reefer running next to dangerous
etc. Due your due diligence check 
Be safe for employees public and equipment. If it delays the train it
does not matter, if you are doing your job right all these issues have
to be addressed before moving your train. And hopefully safety will be
number one. Delaying trains is the last thing the company should be
worried about.  The TM should ask every trainman if they have done
there checks and not to move the train until you have been satisfied
everything is safe to travel.  Foote should embrace safety and not
worry so much about dwell times.

Name: seen it
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2018

Dekra

Bring it on!  That suggestion would be welcomed from CSX. Don't forget
they tossed DuPont out the door when they told them that they had a
ridiculous amount of safety rules and need to get ride of half of them.
 Besides, we are all tired of being run into the ground because of man
power shortages. It will be nice to slow down and take our time to make
sure we follow  every rule in the book. Cut about 2-3 hours out of our
day rushing to make dwell and departure times look good. Time for a
slow down anyway.

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

We were asked if it was possible to increase the size of the
"Rulebook"

We responded, "Hell yes".  challenge accepted. New and useless rules
coming to a rulebook near you.

Have a Nice Day Bitches.

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

Well the green no emissions from Tesla electric car. Is going to need to
have the batteries charged. So they are putting charging stations all
over North America.  So to get the electricity to charge these cars.
They are going to have to burn thousands of tons of coal to meet this
new demand. So maybe there is something with coal industry picking up
again. C Heck out this on you tube, this green electric car is so
hipacritacle but the car produces no exhaught. Now thatís politics.

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

Confused... more people than spots ( guys to placed and canít hold )..
yet the extraboards are always exhausted.my phone rings every night 
for roster runs. .am I missing something ?

Name: Make America Great Again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

Yeah but Trump is trying to save the coal industry and if successful CSX
will have to hire a lot of new people so there's that.

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

If nafta deal gets a scrapt and tarrifs on everything there will be a
lot less interchange traffic. Which will affect transportation industry
in North America. Predicted lots of jobs will be gone. Time will tell
how it is going to pan out.

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

There is no reason to report any defects or wrong doing by the rr. The
goverment inspectors is just a front so the public think they are
protected by the big bad industry. A lot of these inspectors  are
railroad guys hand picked.  They are in bed with the company and will
never do anything to hurt the company. Maybe a few stupid fines to show
they have done nothing t here job. They just put in time to get to that
nice goverment pention.  Donít kid yourself if you think they will ever
beat the company up. They will always protect there phoney bs jobs. 
Nice expense account. Stay in nicest hotels steak and lobster etc. 
Live is good if your one of them.

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

A lot of time when power is do for datal inspection they get a fast look
over. Card gets signed and dated. It is that simple spiff it off like
everything else.

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

Donít worry about that stuff pal, like I said company does not care and
managers make more money than you to, call the shots. When things fail
just call up manager to make more stupid calls.  The rails the sooner
it starts to show morons are running the show. Kick back and wait for
management to find solutions donít help them.

Name: powerhouse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

FRA

Their at it again. How can they take an engine out on the line of road
from another train that has been past its 184 day for over a week and
use it as a leader on another train just because that crew lost theirs?
 Called us begging for another motor and we didn't have any for them.
This isn't an emergency. This is piss pour power planning. Maybe they
should have kept some of those engines they sold off the last 2 months
as back up for cases just like this. This is becoming a regular problem
and a major joke. When are you going to step in and start stalking these
managers who make these orders just like they stalk their crews!!!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

who gives a shit about cp rail?

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

The union safety committee was cut a long time ago.

Name: Brake stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Anyone know if there is still any truth to Willard opening hump back up?
This flat switching is as unsafe as it gets. Try cutting cars while
jumping over old power switches on West bound hump. Someone's gonna
get hurt

Name: Safety committe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2018

I think when these outside safety auditors come in. The union safety
committe should be with them to monitor what they find and the union
safety committee point out all the safety concerns of the employees.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2018

Crews 

Dekra is coming in as a smoke and mirror tactic.  It's just a way to
try and fool the public into thinking they are taking further actions
to prevent more accidents. We all know it won't work. Intimmidation
never does. The train accidents are not always the crews fault.
Accidents caused because of improperly lined switches are not caused by
someone ignoring the rules. Fatigue causes 99% of these type of
incidents. Losing ones concentration due to lack of sleep or being
rushed for time by management can usually be to blame.  Working 12-14
hour days on a train or sitting outlawed all night causes major stress
and mental fatigue. Look at csx history. Any time something major
happens they always come up with a scheme to look like they are taking
corrective action and it always involves some form of crew correction
instead of management correction. Calling in Dekra is just another
public appeasment tactic. Only an idiot could not figure out their
motives.

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

Csxdekrasucks 

We've been through this before. When head Hunter Ingram came in and
started the harrassment and intimidation. Union members stuck together
and filed the forms given out for excessive discipline and
intimidation. When the hit list names of employees got out the FRA got
involved as well. When the southern training manual for supervisors was
leaked shit hit the fan. The manual was proof of the stalk and fire
mentality that CSX was using to get failure numbers and send a message.
WARD denied knowing anything. Covered his arss. Crews had enough.
Followed every rule to the book. Checked every slip, TRIP and fall.
They werent a bunch of wussy"s.  They shopped equipment and turned in
all hazardous safety concerns. Dekra can come in and give it their best
but they cross the line and pull the crap we've seen before I got all
faith we will stand out ground again. Our safety issues are not bad. We
have no injuries that amount to anything in our terminal. Our damage to
equipment isn't squat. Their after something else. Dekra is not needed
in our terminal. They don't like anyone reporting their faulty
equipment or calling the FRA or Osha. People have been standing their
ground and the only recourse they have is to come in and start the damn
harrassment and intimidation tactics. Again, there is no need for Dekra.
They want to play games I say BRING IT ON!

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

The man with the gold in most cases make the rules. A ceo like creel is
not running cp for the best interest of shareholders and the company.
All the revenue lost when employees go on strike then back to work in
48 hours. Would cover all the union demands. But a guy like creel canít
put his ego aside, and settle a contract with employees. Cp could give
contract that would make employees content but wonít. And the members
will never forget the way they where treated by Hh and creel.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2018

cond < than a year

It's not your contract so details don't have to become public. CP LE
& trainmen still don't have to ratify it. Right now it's another
cooling off period while waiting on the vote. They're lucky to have
someone running the country that didn't interfere. He made it clear he
wouldn't. Trump would have you back to work before picket lines were
even set up. He closed his Atlantic City casino because the 1000 union
employees wanted a decent contract.

Name: Safety 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

What you do is bury CSX with safety hazard reports. By law they all have
to be addressed.  Make sure they have lots of stations with available
safety hazard report forms. Then CSX will try to deter employees from
putting hazard reports in.

Name: CSXsucksDekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

CSX has hired Dekra Inc to undertake a safety assessment. Dekra inc
prides themselves as being a pioneer of Behavior Based Safety aka
ďblame the workerĒ. 
One of the keys to these programs is defining ďcultureĒ of observing
employeesí unsafe acts and subsequently modifying their behavior. This
is done instead of recognizing the underlying causes of those acts and
modifying the worksite to make it safer. This practice makes it much
easier to shift responsibility to the workers instead of managementís
mandate to provide a safe workplace.
These programs also increase the amount of fear and intimidation on the
job. Workers are hesitant to report an injury or illness for fear of
being harassed as an unsafe worker or being disciplined for an unsafe
act. 


CSX managers are cock suckers

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

I retired last year from cp. It was like a consitration camp working
with Hh as ceo. The bulling firings etc. Now Minnie me Hh creel is at
the helm. If he gives the union a contract he has to back off from all
the bullshit ways he treats employees. Creel throws out a few more
crumbs and union has to take it to membership. When cp is sincere they
will put a far offer on the table, and stop all the nonsense. But by
doing so creel will be forced to treat people different. Since there is
no contract creel holds all the power and he knows it. For his ego and
status as ceo it is important to him, not having to give up any
control. With a new contract he is limited how much he can abuse
employees. The member will vote no again on offer.  Then they will
serve strike notice, shut down company again which hurts company bottom
line.  The company could give a good offer but, that would be giving in
and make creel the bully look weak.  Creel is not acting in best
interest of the company and share holders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

Strike over at CP 
You guys got fucked by your union.  Why would you go back after only
hours of a walk out? You guys had CP by the nuts and let go.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.  This
is typical ble bullshit to.  Why the hell is information being held?  I
so sick of the union not telling us what the hell is offered.

Name: Caring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

After working for Hh I use to care about equipment. Now if they tell me
take equipment and run it like we expect you to. I throw common sense
out the window and follow instructions. When equipment fails I just
report it and play the dummy and let the experts figure it out. No
stress on my part still get paid. And Iím being a model employee
following there instructions. And I do not try to correct any of my
bosses even if Iím right.  Do as you told, if the company does not care
why would you.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Ape

Who gives a crap about that stupid shit. What you better worry about is
learning to deal with the old pieces of crap they are using out on the
line of road on long pools because they are running out of power. They
don't have a damn thing in the new rules book about running old sd40-2
with short time ratings. The old rule book in 2010 had info in it but
the new book doesn't have squat. I had to fight with a dispatcher
about having to stop and cool down my traction motors because we were
underpowered and had the motors tacked out in 1500 amps on the hill in
8 notch just to pull. He didn't understand a thing about it. I know
the continuous minimum speed and available times for the motors because
I worked with them for years. They don't understand an engineer needs
this info. We are still using these old junkers. They might be ok on
some short local but using them on long haul freight pools with heavy
load is stupid as shit. If you don't have the old rules book you will
have to google the units and find it yourself. I had another engineer
tell me he had the same issue but he was just a pup. He called the
mechanical desk and the guy on the phone had no idea what the hell he
was talking about. He put him on hold until he found an old head
mechanic there and got him on the phone. He was able to help him out.
Just more crap this outfit doesn't get and the problems they are
creating with this power shortage. Thing is, there isn't a thing they
can do to an engineer that burns one up and has no info on how to run
them. Your not required to carry the old rules books. The new ones
supersede the old ones. Let them replace burned up traction motors.
maybe they'll get rid of the old rust buckets!

Name: nopatsy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Engineers...HEADS UP!!!


Went to the rules class about 3 weeks ago and the guy they sent from
who knows where told us to start looking on our tonnage graphs for the
restrictions on equipment that restrict it to 50 mph or less. I saw it
a few times since then. I asked him at the time if there was going to
be a bulletin out informing of this change and that the info on it
would govern the speed of our train. He said he didn't know if they
would put one out or not. So I asked him what is going to cover our
butts if the work order department screws up and misses a car or we got
wrong car wrong train crap and get busted with a 50 mph car when we
thought we could do 60. He started some crap about observing our trains
and looking for restricted cars in our trains. We all started laughing,
Asked him if he even knew how it worked in our yard. We don't see our
trains most of the time. Just the head 6 as required. We don't get our
trains ready. The car man is the only one who sees the whole train when
he watches the roll by. He couldn't answer that. We told him if we
don't see a bulletin out stating that this change was made to or
tonnage graphs and we could count on using that info to govern our
speed we were running 50. Plain and simple.
YOUR GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE!!!!   He told us to go to rule 112.4 and
read line 4.  Do you know what is says...... Hold on to your hats...

It says....The ranking crew member, which we all know is supposed to be
the conductor, is responsible for ensuring PROPER DOCUMENTATION FOR THE
TRAIN IS OBTAINED AND IS ACCURATE!

He threw it right in the conductors lap! So I said, ok since Im just
the engineer and not the ranking employee then I can just take my
tonnage graph and go get on my power and the conductor can eat shit if
there is a problem with the cars. That pissed the shit out of a
conductor in the class.  The instructor finally admitted that it was
not done properly the way they started it and if we felt unsure about
anything just stick to 50mph until there is something in writing.
So this is what your dealing with. If Jacksonville screws up or the YM
has a wrong car in the train or an extra your going to eat dirt as long
as that rule 112,4 is in the book and there is not a bulletin out
instructing crews to use the info provided in the restricted car
handling area of the tonnage graph! Well, the conductor can eat dirt
because he is supposed to make sure its right per the rules!  Sucks to
be the conductor right now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Loco,

Re: engine brakes.

I've never seen one that wouldn't load.  Not one.  Just leave it in
throttle for 10 seconds or so and they'll load. Of course I haven't
run every single engine in the fleet so there's that I guess.  Of
course, when they reduce the fleet to 15 or 20 engines it'll be easier
to prove.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Tying down..

Conrail had old rule of 5% and 10% rules on hand brakes depending on
the amount of cars you had. CSX came in and changed that around. In the
last 20 years they've bounced around. It's always been power had to be
tied down with train. The newest rules states you must have at least one
brake and an adequate amount to hold with your one minute brake test.
People keep forgetting their timetable special instructions over ride
rules when their is a conflict. If your timetable states you will apply
5% between point A and point B then that's what you do. Timetable
special instructions are just that...special instructions for your
area. Follow them. If they conflict with new rules that's not your
problem. They trump rules.

Name: Fireman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

Brakestick 
Don't take it personally.  The arrogance of upper management in CSX is
just laughable.  It has been that way ever since they took on Tony
Ingram. I encountered many that way. I found if you made a comment in
ear shot of them that insulted the company they would be right up on
you like stink on horse poop. It's unprofessional as hell to be a
supervisor and ignore employees in your presence just because your a
blue collar and they are wearing white. If they only knew the
connections that I had and the ability to have their arsses on a silver
platter! They weren't worth it. Most are fired or moved on to other
railroads. I knew they wouldn't last. Don't waste your time with
them. Just deal with your immediate supervisor the best you can. If
that becomes a problem then dig up some dirt. You scratch my back and
I'll scratch yours. It's the only game they know. They don't
understand respect has to be earned.

Name: SafetyModel
E-mail: Safety@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/30/1514217/0/en/CSX-Names-James-Schwichtenberg-Chief-Safety-Officer.html

Way to go CSX, another failure from the CN.  I used to work closely
with the CSX Safety Dept and found many of them to be committed and
working in the best interests of all.  Nearly all of them were let go,
moved to other departments and two left CSX to work as VP Safety at
other railroads.  So instead of promoting any of them, you hire a
former track man, bureaucrat and degree holder from a mail order
college.  And your safety numbers have declined every since.  

At some point, Wall Street has to wake up and see the circus that is
CSX.  Geriatic leadership team only there to cash out, incompetent VPs
under them (Sorfleet, Swafford, Boychuk) and flat revenue while the
rest of the industry is bursting at the seams. 

Wake up investors.

Name: Brake stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

You know that it is very sad that you can't even walk into crew rooms
and talk with managers on certain issues.  Chris Guenthur was in
moncrief the other day and my conductor and I walked in there and said
hello and he wouldnt even acknowledge our presence.  You often wonder
why crews are shitty?  This is why.  Very sad

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

Ape. 

Wrong!  Not all of them will. They will set off a wheel slip alarm and
not load. I have personally had some that won't and talked to
mechanical about it. The whole point is to keep idiots from running
around with the hand brakes on. You obviously have not encountered an
electronic air brake motor that has the feature.

Name: Strike over
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

Strike is over offered four year tentative agreement they vote again on
it. If rejected strike again. Just the company fucking with union.  If
they where for real they would get a deal signed and sealed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

With cp on strike now would be the time for csx employees to strike an
really slow operations down for all the bs csx has been pulling an show
csx who really runs the show time to rise up people.

Name: Tying down train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

To tie train down they said ten percent on railcard handbrakes had to be
applied plus power. Then they changed it to adequate amount of cars plus
power.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

Big joke,

You're incorrect.  Every single engine out there will, in fact, load
with a handbrake on.  Try it, you'll see.

Name: Rules tests
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2018

It does not matter what rr you work for in North America. My 36 years on
the railway they get you in a classroom fast track a person threw the
course, in most case are open book tests. Give you a certificate and
you are on your way. What I find is after you take a course and screw
up they on the statement they want you to be able to remember the rule
word for word. Most canít and you nailed to the cross for violation of
company rule. Over the years I have acquired several certificates. But
when you apply the rule or procedures the management thinks you are
fucking them around. They donít want you to go threw all the steps as
the manual says to do. They say it takes to much time. But when
something goes wrong the first thing they ask in an investigation is
did you follow all the steps and rules.  That had never changed all the
years I worked on the rr. And still is the same way to day.

Name: Big joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2018

CSX RULES DEPARTMENT 

for God's same will you stop sending idiots out to give rules classes
who obviously have not bothered to read the rules or current changes.
What you need to do is give them a rules class first. Weed out the
one's who don't understand or just don't care enough to read. I just
had a newer engineer question my hand  brake test procedures on light
motors because he was just told in rules class that we follow the old
procedure of knotching out and putting the motors under load. That rule
changed almost 2 years ago.

If you young engineer don't know why it's because for several years
the loco's have been designed with a safety feature that does not
allow the loco's to load when the hand brake is applied.  All newer
electronic motors are being built with it. Puts a stop to running
around with the hand brake still on and burning up brake shoes. They
were downloading random guys and busting them for not putting the
motors under load to test for movement and were too stupid to realize
it couldn't be done because the motors wouldn't load. Some will give
you a wheel slip alarm too.  Just read your rules. Don't count on
these guys to cover your arss when you do something stupid they say is
ok and it's not in writing. They got short term memory when you say
they told you what your supposed to do and something goes wrong!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2018

Retired FRA Inspector

We watched the world change for us when Reagan fired the Air Traffic
Controllers when they went on strike over fatigue & manpower shortages.
They were also under the Railway Labor Act. The other issue was Reagans
Trickle Down Economic policy which is still going on. Contracts became
battlegrounds when corporations started taking away benefits from the
employees. Gone was healthcare replaced with voluntary out of pocket
group policies and pensions replaced with voluntary 401K's. I give
credit to rail unions for maintaining our benefits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2018

Steve Salyers is just a good bullshitter and an incompetent manager. 
Gotta love how everyone tells them how bad the walking conditions are
and how we need rock in the bowl where we kick cars 24/7 but instead
they grade and put perfect walking ballast around the entrance and in
the A yard where they drive buggies.

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

Safety first only if it does not interfere with production. Just run
like your told when you mess up we just replace you. Next!

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

Steve Salyers, your hands bare the blood of the latest derailment. You
have known for a while how those guys operate and you just let them
"do their thing". You allow the most unsafe crew in the yard to put
everyone else in harm's way. Luckily, this time no one was hurt. What
about next time? Is saving the job of a few worth risking the lives of
many?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2018

I never had much respect for the majority of railroad managers. And
during my time at FRA I knew a lot of them. Many were just plain
assholes.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0W977ifqY

Name: Retired FRA inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2018

RRJim, 

When Reagan was elected, he appointed an FRA administrator who told us
not to write violation reports against railroads. Dubya did the same
thing. The only time unions really had a seat at the FRA table was
during the Clinton Administration. Other than for those eight years,
unions had to demand to be heard by FRA, as the agency slowly slipped
into the pockets of railroad management.

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

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4679584 Strike coming Tuesday !

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2018

It's all about politics. When union members vote in Republicans
they're voting against their own best interest. We were Blue Collar
Union Democrats we knew under them we had a chance at a better
contract. History showed us it. When Republicans are in control
corporations can do just about anything. The conservative faction of
SCOTUS by a 5-4 vote just ruled last week against public unions, most
likely private unions are next. They pretty much took away their rights
to collective bargaining. Rail unions have been under constraints with
the Railway Labor Act with not having the right to strike at will.
Railroads have been trying to bust the unions the past 30 years since
Reagan was president. That trend hasn't let up. Republicans have
mostly controlled Congress since 1994 except for a few years when there
was a split Congress. Like I first mentioned it's all political.

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

To sue the RR for loss of life ,intensional braking union agreements
.and intimidation for FMLA ,,is nothing we need the guys that run this
place at the highest level They have law firms to hide be hind and leve
the dirty work to lower level employees and by fireying them means they
mean business but next up to get fired while we keep doing what weíre
doing and getting away with it ,,while they get all the money and run
itís there MO here they brag about it to Wall Street,, this is all my
opion

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

It is a dog  and pony show with safety the government and the unions for
RR  ceo and investers we all know it why the government donít is a joke
rember Csx has control over the recorded lines so the TM being nice on
a phone or in person you canít see the intimidating buts itís there
violating a union contract every weíre fottie do little and his
investers go Tells you there is no good faith which is against the RLA

Name: FmlaInterfernce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

FMLA Interference  that's what all of this is and it is illegal.
CSX will put out some bullshit about availability improving due to fmla
not being as badly abused but its because they have intimidated
employees to not use it. 

CSX and their managers will be paying out a lot of money to those that
were wrongfully pulled out.  The thing is CSX doesn't care to pay
hefty fines and lawsuits.  They have plenty of cash to throw around if
their objective is met.  Same with contracting out Dekra it's all a
dog and pony show and everyone knows it.

Name: Asmha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2018

Well if people with asthma have an inhaler when breathing gets laboured.
But when you have an attach you canít get oxygen to the heart and in
some cases it is all over if you donít get to medical attention sap.
Hopefully your co worker has support of family and friends when he is
at work. There are lots of railroaders in same boat!!!!

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

a Co-worker of mine worked today. He has fmla for his wife, we was
pulled out of service over Christmas and was too scared to lay off for
fear of termination. His wife and children need him due to His wife
being admitted to the hospital. She has chronic asthma.


I hope CSx get their asses sued

Name: See it
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2018

The way I see it all these safety bullies etc. It is just propaganda
that the company wants the outside world to see.  Foote and his backers
know they have a small window of time to exploit all the value they can
get out of CSX. When they figure out there is no more money left in the
pot other than revenue. They will pack there horses and get out of
dodge. One day you will go to work and it will be announced that Foote
moved on.  Then the new guy will come in and take over the mess.

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2018

For the railroads and all businesses safety has always been about money.
The bottom line. Fewer injuries and derailments mean lower expense. The
new regime virtually ignored safety in favor of productivity. I know a
lot of you didn't like some of the now defunct rules but they did
lower your risk. 
Stopping to get on an off helps prevent getting hurt and of long term
abuse of neck,back,hip,knee,ankle and feet. Safety stops prevent
engineers from being thrown out of the seat from a hard coupling.
 Now with CSX facing federal scrutiny and dozens of injury and wrongful
death lawsuits watch some of these rules return. Too late for some.

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

Safety

That issue has been known and practiced in this industry for as many
years as the safety programs have started. You are 100% correct. It is
just a safety net for them to use in court when someone files an injury
law suit. Not only do they use the record against the employee if they
have anything negative in it, but they use all others as well. They
will show the courts that it is an on going problem and they are unable
to stop it. The more failures they are able to show within their
workforce the better. This information has been posted on this site for
years. Nothing has changed. The question here is why have they called in
Dekra. It has nothing to do with reducing the amount of safety failures
or safety issues on the property. They want the failures. They need the
failures. Only thing they have to use as an excuse that an employee was
injured. The company needs something from Dekra. Most likely the
accredited title that come with the backing. 
If you were around many years ago then you would remember the famous
E.H Harriman ward that was given out to the railroad with the most
outstanding safety achievements.  The NS blew CSX out of the water for
years. They couldn't stand it! Drove them crazy. The bad thing was it
created a working atmosphere of intimidation and harassment and it
eventually became known across all railroads as the "HARASSMENT"
award and was done away with. Only thing it was good for was a pat on
the back and drawing in investors.
There is no doubt that CSX can use accreditation from Dekra to apply
for grants and influence the States that are involved in safety
regulations and monitoring csx railroads with the FRA. Someone posted
on here that you should not talk to anyone from Dekra if they approach
you. That would be a stupid thing to do. In fact, if they do approach
you I would not only talk to them but I would ask them what is the
purpose of their being there and question them about their company
background. I would ask them what they are looking for and if you
happen to be standing next to equipment of other issues of interest to
them that needs addressing I would be more than willing to point it out
and discuss it in detail. You may mention to them to keep your name out
of their reports if you feel that there may be retaliation down the
line for speaking up. They may or may not agree to do so but its better
to bring things to their attention while they are there then complain
after they are gone. Just make sure you don't blow things out of
proportion or stretch the truth. Be factual and only report what you
know for sure or is obviously right in front of their faces.

Name: dekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

Wow now we got german dekra csx has officially gone full nazi on us

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

Hey CA puke, shove your scab CP job up your ass and go post someplace
else.

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

When a person gets injured, all these rules for you to follow is
insurance that it was you not the company that failed. So when you sue
they can show in some way you breached a safety rule and company
policy. It is all about liability. And it is more the company lawyers
that push for these rules so they have an easier time showing it could
of been prevented, if employee would of followed the rules.

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

Dekra and Footra can get on my Dickra. Out.

Name: WHAT???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

What the hell would they call Dekra for?  I just googled them and I
don't see the relevance of their main business having anything to do
with T&E crews dirrectly.  Just what the hell would they be looking
for? If they want to use them it is only to grab a certification from
them. Its just another way to put a notch on their belts as a safe and
reliable company. The only benefit of this would be to plaster it all
over the employee gateway and pat themselves on the back. It might help
attract a few more backers who are afraid of the history that HH created
with his numerous injuries and failure to maintain equipment and now it
is sitting in Foote's lap. I don't think they get any government
grants for this certification but I may be wrong. This is just another
business tactic that they are counting on to attract more support. We
all know how smoke and mirrors are used to fool the public into
thinking they are buying into a safe and reliable company. If Dekra is
as credible as they claim they will see through all of the bull just as
the previous poster pointed out about DuPont!

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

LC

If you were around many years ago you might remember when CSX brought
DuPont in and asked them to do the same thing. They were running around
the property for several weeks. They told CSX straight out that they
were "safety ruling" their employees to death and had way too many
rules that were just plain unnecessary. They didn't like what they
were told and asked them to leave. Thanks for your help but no thanks. 
I know this for a fact. I was privy to one of the conversations. They
called in one of the best rated companies in the country for safety and
slammed the door in their faces because they didn't like their answers.
Just wonder what they will do if the same thing goes down with their new
witch hunt group!

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

This is all about firing T&E and nothing else.  Csx doesn't give a damn
about safety. If Dekra approaches you for any info don't help those
bitches help csx fire us.

Following an initial three-month assessment beginning in June, the
DEKRA team will develop findings and recommendations. Should you be
contacted during the course of the assessment, please give your full
support and cooperation to the DEKRA team.


FUCK DEKRA and FUCK CSX

Name: Poll
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2018

Here's a poll question for all csx employees.
What yards/lines of road do you all think NS will buy, hearing some
things about the possibility of it happening, let us know if your yard
seems to be getting a lot of attention i.e. new trees new ties,
improved ballast, just general beautification.

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

Listening.  

I know exactly what you are talking about.  I was one of those targets
they had on their list that got out and shit hit the fan. What these
stupid idiots don't understand is there is always a manager out there
that doesn't agree with the companies ethics and will let the cat out
of the bag or let everyone know what is going on. There was a bulletin
put out last year that stated NO SUPERVISOR was to give any observation
failures after the employee left the scene. They had to be present and
address the employee. There were a bunch of head hunters who needed
their failure count up and was going out and checking equipment and
saying it wasn't secured with handbrakes. They all claimed they had
witnesses but it was just another supervisor. I wish I had kept a copy
of the bulletin. I think it was actually in the notices. I would put a
million copies of it all over the system! They were told to never fail
any employee with having a direct one on one with them at the scene of
the CRIME when it supposedly happened. One smart arss supervisor stood
right in front of me and made a comment that he failed someone and the
guy was having a fit that the charge was bogus but it didn't matter
because it was the guys word against him and we all know who they are
going to side with.  I just wanted to punch his punk arss right in the
mouth. I hope this crap isn't starting again because if it does its
going to be dog eat dog. Catch one supervisor breaking a rule and Im
blowing up the ethics hot line and taking a pic if I got too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51119


Don't miss out get your named added.  Also sue every manager who had a
hand in this outrage.

Name: About last poster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2018

He is absolutely right, at cp under Hh and creel managers where fired
for not getting failed audits. We where told each supervisor had to do
160 audits per month. And people they did not like where the people
they gave failed audits to. Another thing the company was doing was
giving people failed audits, but not giving the employee a copy of the
audit, they just put the failed audit on employees record. The union
looked into this practice and found it was rampant across the whole
system. By doing this it made it much easier to fire an employee.
Employees where told to look at there employment record and record
audits in there file that where bogus. And the union tried to get
failed audits removed from employees file. If I was you I would go to
HR and request to review your file every six months to see if you are a
victim of there false audits on your file. Remember desperate people do
desperate things to cover there ass when breaking the law. Nothing is
to low for this crowd at head office. They want to make themselves
shine, at other peopleís expense. They are the low of the lowest, for
greed and self gratification. Foote has Hh handbook !!!!!

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

SAFETY ALERT!

DO NOT LET THE CANCELLATION OF SYSTEM NOTICE 103 FOOL YOU!!!!  It was
only cancelled because they knew that there was no way the supervisors
were going to be able to meet the requirements set forth. 
Word is, from a very reliable source, that the head hunting for
failures was put back on the table and subtle threats were made. This
happened under the Tony Ingram reign of terror and any old head can
tell you what went down and how the unions did step in and take on the
company for excessive discipline charges.
In the notice it was ordered that every supervisor in T&E had to
observe/test 15 separate employees per month for the quarter. That is
45 employees for every single supervisor. They were told If a failure
is not found then they are not doing their jobs correctly. This is just
a tactic to reduce the work force as Foote has threatened without
looking like the villains by cutting more jobs and putting more people
out on the street. May also be expecting more lawsuits for injuries
from faulty equipment and improperly maintained tracks. An employee
with failures on their history never looks good in court when suing for
an injury.
Looks like someone is getting ready for round 2 of the old ballgame! 
.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

THanx for letting vent CSX SUX

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

Oh by the way footie In a$& not a part time job do a stat on what we
work without VACTION time personal leve demand days TE employees and
hrs after my 10 hrs rest is up waiting for all call and see what you
get just cause weíre waitng for a call donít me shit

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

Sorry canít forget about you Ackmen you all in this too itís all you and
your pups ďMOĒitís all in my opion but itís the truth Imop  it le on TM
the hard working boots on the ground but it a fact and I can back it up
with thoundas UNION brothers from all RR you been at letís go to
CONGRESS I say

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

You all are right if you play by the rules they head hunt you and haress
you intimidate you till they get you they ďtold ď a paper in
Jacksonville there hiring a safety firm paid by who them IT IS POiNT
blank they ewing fag harrsion and his punks footie run a rr by fear an
intimidation like the 1800,s and completely abuse the time it takes for
the claimes straight out right disrespect for the RR act to be in affect
they should be held accountable just like stumph ceo of Wells Fargo with
cross selling they know itís gonig on look at all that happens at the CN
-CP - it follows them so for them too play dumb is no excuse

Name: Safety and cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2018

What Foote is doing is trying to put all the responsibility of safety on
the individual. With all the cuts they know a person is run ragged and
tired etc. Foote knows what it means to run the people like this. They
did it at cn and cp. and under Hh cn cp had the highest rate of
fatalities in a short period of time. But with these greedy ceoís They
just think when someone dies they are taking one for the team and it is
part of doing business. Just look at fatalities for the time Hh was ceo.
The stats donít lie, and yes you have to be responsible for yourself.
But when your pushed past you meal brake, stressed out worrying about
getting fired lack of sleep. You are an accident waiting to happen. On
top of that they want you to run with bad order equipment. I lived
threw this with Hh at cp. Foote knows the dangers of cutting staff so
deep he is just trying to cover his ass.

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

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/Report-CSX-to-beef-up-safety-resources--54718

1.11 injuries per 200,000 man hours. 3rd amongst class one
railroads, but up from .97 per 200,000 man hours in the 1st
quarter 2017. Gee I wonder what happened after the 1st quarter
2017? Only a true dumb ass couldn't figure that out! I'm sure a
newly appointed safety czar will fix that proplem. Lets fire a few
more people and scare them into being safe. Unbelievable.

Look into the eyes of this Foote person. Like the ghost of Hunter
Harrison. Pure Evil!

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

They want safety BUT if you don't get the train out fast enough, YOU
will be charged with delay of train!

Name: Mr. Obvious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2018

Foote wants ďfresh eyesĒ on safety, and said his top concern was that
ďsomeoneís going to get killed.Ē.....people already have died fuck face

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

It will be interesting next quarterly report, how many cars shipped next
report compared to this time last year . If car count is down again it
just show CSX is in trouble created by Foote and gang.

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

6200 more job cuts in 2018.  And safety is going to be priority 1.  
It's all about getting every employee with a foot out the door.


 all the transfers in the system notices.  CSX is struggling with road
crews.   They offer shit to transfers.  It should be double pay.  This
place sucks ass.

Name: Recruit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

If I take one of these temp. Or full time jobs. And I have to leave my
family and relocate. What living expenses are provided. Because if I
took a full time position Iím not moving my family till I have
completed my probation period and then look at if I will be employed
full time and not laid off have the time. Be more specific please. It
would cost me money if I had to pay for two residents!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hey Watch dog!

I am recruiting for a Class 1 railway for temp or full time conductors
and engineers for the Mid West. That is the pay rate for them.

pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: Cuts mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

In the good old days a locomotive would get completely rebuilt after ten
years or a million miles. Now they donít do this they lease new
locomotives comes with warranty and service tech. Most rr doing this,
that is why they can cut so many mechanical staff. And they are able to
close big maintance shops. Save on taxes overhead you name it. I have
seen big shops get the wrecking ball because of it.

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

If the government holds up on there end the rr labour act will hold are
contract and this hedge fund will leve cause it will show or be delt 
with in 3yrs and footie and ackmen chips in my option should be held to
pay up personally just like Wells Fargo ,,they know they have tome till
it catchís up to them then run like chupa with no accountability for
there actions

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

To all on here I feel for you but I like calling the investors out but
they donít care either they love to make there money and run ..shit on
the people treat people like shit that  feed there families and work
hard to make this work and have there liven on rr for Csx we care more
than they do itís the federal government that is letting us down not
the union at this point they do not violate are agreement but the rr
labor act we have years invested And familyís invested ...all they have
money...it  comes and goes

Name: Future
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hh was the best con artist he walked away with a train load of money.
Foote has the title but gets the table scraps. When things get to much
he will just leave CSX. There will be an anoucement life goes on. And
the new guy will have to fix everything at CSX or who ever buys it.

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

HQ

Look at BNSF and how they run a real railroad.  Highest revenue and
shipments reported since 2006.  PSR is a sham..

Name: Jobs canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If your the fishing hunting type, and like nature Canada has it all.
Canada is a big country we only have 35 million people here. You just
need a work visa and you could get a railway job here in a heart beat.

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

When Hh cut at cn and cp they canít find enough people now. They are
hiring like crazy but that takes time. And lots donít even get student
trips in before they quit. They have called retired guys back a few
come but donít stay long. What is happening in Canada   Will happen at
CSX. Foote. Needs to cut jobs to get operating ratio numbers. But at
the same time the whole company suffers. 
Once the shares donít stay bullish then something will happen. Itís all
about the share holders not the growth of CSX.

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

ďHRĒ what company do you work for ďcall ethics ďthere is no code of
ďethicsĒ at this one in my opinion itís paper propaganda for them to
show they careĒit sure doesnít apply from mangers to boots on the
ground but does from boots on the ground to company,who runs a pays for
that department probably Csx call them and find you butt on the street a
week or two later for some nonsense rule violation thatís there only for
head hunting employees not for safety

Name: Power rail googled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

http://powerrail.ca/careers/

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

ďUpdateĒ the was funny but scary truth

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

pmr@powerrail

This is the second time you have posted your offer. How about a little
more in depth detail. Second, it may not be a coincidence but the rate
of 43 just happens to be one that was thrown around out here as one of
the offers to csx employees if they took the hourly rate buy out. Now,
you wouldn't happen to be a mole paid to put feelers out there and see
how many csx men you can get to take the bait and contact you would you?
Did Foote put you up to it to see how many would agree to it if he put
it back on the table. Maybe you are a recruiter who is being paid to
bring in qualified and pre trained trainmen to another company. You are
going to half to do better than what you have posted when it comes to
information. Put something can be checked and proven as legit.

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

Take note Foote railroaders getting picked up by other carriers. How do
you explain that to share holders when there is not enough staff to run
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If anyone is looking for temp work as a engineer or conductor please let
me know. $43 per hour and paid housing. It's for a Class 1.

pmr@powerrail.ca

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

Investors 
Since your never in the field it's time for your udate for the
quarter.

Not much has changed. As you know Stocks are up and down.
Trains are still outlawing and leaving terminals late.
Power is still short and repairs are behind because of staff cuts.
Wrong car/wrong train going strong.
Work orders printed backwards alive and well.
Improper recertification procedures are still in effect.
Issuing system bulletins and cancelling them in less than 24 hrs. Still
guaranteeing job security for reissues. Failure to proofread alive and
well.
New tm's coming on strong. Intimidation and bullying going just as
planned.
violation of the union agreements still going strong and making an
impact on moral and union busting.
Derailment across the system as expected with shoddy repairs and
cutting corners.
Fuel conservancy program is still inadequate. Underpowered trains for
tonage is doubling use. Travel times are increasing. Trip optimizer
program is not being utilized correctly.

Will keep you up to date. As of now things continue to run smoothly.
Same as the last quarter.

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

Billystevens

Your absolutely right. Those camera claims will not get paid and if
they do they will only pay .25 on the dollar and wont remove them. But
they wont pay a dime. It is not against the law to have cameras on the
company equipment to protect them. It is no different than having them
in store or out front on the street. Crews are not watched when they
are in the bathroom and they do not need to dress or undress in front
of them. Thousands of dollars are spent each year fixing the vandalism
on the engines. this includes the graffiti and the damage done to
equipment inside. They have every right to use the cameras to protect
their property. Making sure your off your phones is a federal order.
This is how they chose to do it.  IT WONT GET PAID!

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

Only the men that move trains are expected to work on major holidays. 
The worse T&E logs in more hours on call than those dickheads work.
Protecting the phone and laying at the hotel is a full time fucking
job.  Only segment of workers that abuse weekends are our union reps.

Foote said there was not a problem with worker availability, but rather

a segment of employees who consistently take weekends and holidays off.
"We have plenty of employees, but we can't have 25 percent of our
workforce take holidays off," said Foote, noting that holidays are
peak seasons for railroads. "We can't run a railroad with part-time
employees."

Name: No crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2018

The board of directors must be so happy how foot cut so many staff to
get the operating ratio down. And the money he is saving on crews
letting all those loads sit in some yard and siding. What railroad
needs to generate revenue anyways. Not CSX they just sell assets that
they wonít need for six month or so. Foote the lawyer sure knows how to
spin it

Name: billyStevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Brakeman 

I hear you loud and clear.  Our union is a joke.  We have a Dr. union
steward where I'm at and he's one short loud mouth sale out.  Both
unions have men laid off union business all the fucking time. I'm not
sure how that bullshit is justified.   Today  the utu has 4 off and the
ble has 2.  The Dr. is laid off daily vacation surprisingly but he never
has to use paid days because he's always off union and has a job with
Sat and Sunday off. 
About all I've gotten out of the ble this year for 110bucks/ month was
email saying to put in camera claims. LMFAO.  As if that shit will get
paid.

Name: About time
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2018

About Ike if you feel the company is violating the collective agreement,
did you submit a grievance. That is the only way you can try and get
change, and hold the company accountable. If you do nothing thatís what
you will get in return.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

T&E

If any supervisors "throws away" anything they feel is not approved
in your crew room and you paid for it, not only should you file ethics
charges but you should be reimbursed by the company for the cost. If
you did not keep receipts then you can find the value of the item or
one of similar make and model to submit claim. This behavior is
unacceptable and can not be tolerated.

Name: G.B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Steve Salyers....can't make operational decisions at his terminal, cant
make suggestions to his hire ups on jobs that need to be added, so
what's left interior design dissension, just a way show us who's
boss, he isn't fooling us, short fucker.

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

They did same to us threw out our am fm radio threw out our coffee maker
we had in our lunch room. That was payed for by the guys. We had a
sitting area out side for breaks if you did not want to go to lunchroom
they threw table and chairs in garbage. They just want to take all the
creature comfort away. Just goes to show you how childish they are.
Once the workers are all layed off. The management crew will be
fighting for there jobs. Then you will see some back stabbing.

Name: Stand by me
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2018

Why did the midget hitler take all the chairs and shit outta the locker
room in Louisville?

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

They are most likely leasing them. And have service maintaince program.
Where tech from the company that they bought from will trouble shoot
and repair. Comes with lease agreement.

Name: The Ghost of HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2018

I haven't checked the message boards here in nearly five months. Just
checking in on the condition of CSX. Looks like things are getting
better!!!

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

Re: work.  Good call rrjim Iím not in running trades Iím a carman that
works the yard. I started as trainman but transferred to car dept. I
talk to crews every day.

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

Work

You aren't in transportation? That's apparent. Road LE's &
Conductors have no set hours per week. With all this technology I would
think if CSX is calling one can look things up to see if its their job
or not. Before I retired you had 10 minutes to respond to a call. I
only ran up on a job if it was beneficial to me not CSX. That wasn't
very often. Plus When I got home I claimed 10 hours undisturbed after
every trip.

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Trainmasters are going to be cut next. Study is showing that the
Yardmasters are doing a great job moving crews and trains. Company will
save millions on this move. Trainmasters are proven to be useless. This
will take place by 2020 or soon after.

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

Only work the hours you are required to by your contract not a minute
more. Let the phone ring off the hook looking for there important
loads. Let HQ tell the customers it will get there some day. But for
now we have to cut staff to get operating ratio down. Ceo and the board
of directors should be in the nut house for shock treatment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

What Ass-Clown would sale their vacation for 1.5X?   What dipshit is
going to stay marked up the entire summer?  What simpleton would admit
Fmla abuse?  What kiss ass believes the horseshit Ed Harris is putting
out?  What dumbass pays over 100 bucks to their union? What piece of
shit lays off Union every weekend? What moron moves out of state for
this shithole?

Name: Tired Of The Madness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Csx you want to buy back my vacation and personal days, I get sick for 3
days and have a Dr. Note and still get points, caps on personal days,
and you wonder why people go out and get FMLA..Maybe if you gave
employees an incintive for not marking off like maybe starting with
negative points , banking negative points to use for emergencies...
thanks to the unions for always looking out for us everytime the
company makes changes why do we have a contract if you allow so many
side letters  and bulletins to change shit.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

Stock slowly climbs as long as CSX keeps selling assets. They are high
fives at HQ  they are the smartest people in USA.just ask them. Lots of
trains sit all week no crew what a couple of weekends. You need a break
people take a couple off. Fuck CSX what they going to do fire everyone,
maybe they are that stupid. Remember the monkeys run the zoo. Over and
out!

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

HQ

It's your attendance policy and we are accused of sharpshooting the
system.  I got fmla and need to use it legitimately once a month.  This
also means I will never ever have points taken off.  Even if I mark off
sick once a year I will eventually be terminated.  How do you suggest I
take off when I need to be off other then fmla?

Name: ClassAction
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51052


Moody Law Firm, How is this not Fmla interference?  It's time for a
class action lawsuit for all who have been on Fmla. 

CSX corporation, CSX transportation, Foote, Harris, and Johnson should
be listed as defendants in the lawsuit and whoever else took an active
role in this outrage.

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

Conductor 

Me too. I'll be at the lake.   I think I'll abuse one of those missed
calls. HQ is full of shit.

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

Fucking idiots at HQ.  I think I will take a dive for Memorial Day
weekend for that one.

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

Ed

You're a bitch.  Enjoy your time in the Spotlight.  You're on limited
time.  You will be replaced with the next puppet within 24 months.  

Keep your insincere thank you on the gateway for working Mother's Day.
  There wasn't no more layoffs in 2017 than this year.   Your system
notice fell on deaf ears.  There's not a railroader one in HQ.

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2018

CSX 
Talked to the trip optimizer help desk and asked them why they cant
Call us on the radio when we have problems but the PTC help desk can.
They said PTC is a federal mandated program and the TO is not. They
wouldn't say anything else. Doesn't Take a rocket scientist to figure
out what they were getting at. YOU DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. why even
have it up and running then. The rep also said they know we can't use
our phone's on the engines to call them so it is imperative we report
not using it because of this reason. 
Another interesting fact....all of the sudden all Work orders for
trains running on the st.Louis line from Avon yd to Roselake are not
being submitted. Every train has to be built by the TO department. Why
is that? Because you know we can't call them on the engine and there
is no contact with them on the radio so we just got to run without it.
Admit it. The program sucks and you know it. It runs under track speed
all the time when it doesn't need to. Your full conservancy numbers
arent worth the loss of track speed.  Someone is deliberately screwing
with the input of workorders. Get rid of it! I'm tired of reporting
issues with the damn thing. You know it sucks. Just get rid of it!

Name: To xclc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 May 2018

You sound frustrated about the union. Well with all what you have said,
I was fired and held out for 3.5 years. The union put a case together
for me to present to the arbitrator, the company had all there big guns
to fight me and the union. I won my case and was returned to work with
full seniority. It took time and money to put my case together, I donít
think a law firm would of done as good a job as the union. The union
saved my life by getting me back to work. And I retired last year. The
unions first priority is to get people back to work that where fired.
Other issues are secondary. There are so many grievances in the system
that they have to be fought in order of importance and what affects
members as a whole. All as I can say is Iím forever grateful to the
union reps. That got my job back and my union dues was worth every
penny. When your knee deep in shit feels good when some one cares
enough to pull you out and wash you off. You could be next employee
fighting for your job back.

Name: Ceo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

One thing a ceo knows if they donít produce they get fired in most case.
But at there rate of pay it does not affect them just there ego and
repritation. And they can leave a company upside down. Which in most
cases takes years to be what it once was. They can do a lot of damage
to a company in a short time. And the board of director for CSX seem
clueless. The proof is hiring a half dead ceo like Hh and giving him
the pay package they did. Company policy no insider trading, but I
think it is rampant giving partners in crime inside information so they
know where to put there chips. A lot of the craziness will go when Foote
leaves. And the new ceo is going to need cooperation of employees to
repair CSX from the hedge fund gangs raid.

Name: WeStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Laughing


Great post keep them coming.

Name: Hurting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Finish

You are absolutely right. I have been in pain for over 3 years now and
my doc says its because of the constant vibration and movement of the
engine seats. There are a lot of injuries filed in different
professions that deal with vibration. I know someone on the railroad
now who is filling a suit for whole body vibration injury. Its not
uncommon in this line of work. So is carpal tunnel especially in the
wrist. CSX knows exactly what causes it and wants to deny it but there
are too many witnesses working out here who cant testify to the
severity of some of these engines and how they bounce you all over the
place and out of the seats. Some are so bad there are days I can barely
walk and my lower back and legs are sore from it. I have a choice, I can
file with my doc for the injuries I have now or ride it out and take my
chances I don't end up a cripple.  It a damn hard choice to make!

Name: Suits
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

At head office you have all these suits running around knocking heads
high fives. They donít know what they are doing but as long as the
stock goes up they feel they are on the right track. But the day is
coming that there spread sheets will not get a train out of the yard.
Then the panick starts managers getting fired etc. And when other
railroad hire all the people they cut, they will be screwed. And then
they will fast track managers and IT people to run the trains. Then the
scrap metal will pile up from the wrecks. Stay tuned folks the shit will
hit the tracks.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Hey laughing you hit the nail on the head. Karma is a bitch and these
a-holes will get what they deserve in the end.

Name: Finish line
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

I retired last year had to get out stress big time. Best thing I did but
like a lot of railroader 35 years of service took its toll on the body.
Waiting for back and shoulder surgery. The older the worker the easier
it is to injure yourself. If you get pain in body parts donít ignore it
try and find out what is wrong before it turns into something worse.
Work safe people get assistance if you need extra help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

I love all you guys because we are all in the same box car, but bitching
won't do anything.  WE ARE THE UNION, not the people who represent us! 
If you are unhappy,go to your meetings, bond with your people, and do
something about it.   Yes the new management at CSX is running the
place into the ground, the same way they did at the CP.  But the stock
price is going up, and thats all they care about.  It isn't going to
get better, its going to get worse, so do something about it!

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

HEY CSX!!!

You let that half dead has been cut the crews so short that now there
is no one to work and run the freight on time. Our engineer and
conductor extra boards are exhausted and trains are sitting out and not
leaving the yard either. The engine house workers don't even give a
shit anymore. Now you come up with a new notice that violates the
language in the conductors agreement and are restricting their rights
to make moves in the time frame that was agreed upon. Its so stinking
bad that you come out with a notice telling people you will forgive one
step of attendance discipline if they stay marked up for a ridiculous
amount of time without taking any uncompensated days off and just one
during a week day for the entire period. You have lost your minds. YOU
LET IT GET THIS WAY! YOU LET THAT WALKING DEAD BAG OF BONES CUT THIS
COMPANY TO THE THREADS AND FILLED HIS POCKETS WITH MONEY. HOPE HE HAD A
GOLD LINED CSX CASKET!

People have had enough. We all know if you had it your way we would be
working 7 days a week all year long and wouldn't even be allowed a
vacation if you could pull it off. Thank god the FRA stepped in and
gave us mandatory rest. Thank god we can get some extra rest if we get
6 starts and you don't pull your stunts to restart them.
My tax man shit when he saw how many hours I worked for your last year.
Doesn't matter if it is overtime hours, held away, class room, etc.
Hour and hours of being away from home and sitting in hotels. This
isn't time with my family. This isn't time sitting in my recliner at
home. This isn't personal time for me. This is time I'm working for
you.
We did the math. If a person with a 5 day work week that works 40 hours
a week did as many hours as I did they would have to work 16 months in
one year without taking off one single work day to equal all the hours
that I worked. 16 FRICKIN MONTHS IN ONE YEAR! You white collar sit
behind the desk 5 day 40 hour a week pencil pusher would shit if you
were told to figure out how to work 16 months in one year and get the
same amount of hours in that I did. You would cry like whipped pups.
Then you want to cut the work force and beg for help. Offer to buy back
vacations. Screw with the agreements. Your just plain sad! You made this
mess. You made very stupid business decisions. Now you better figure out
how your going to fix this.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

Running short staffed adding stress lack of rest. Incompetent people
giving instructions is just an accident waiting to happen. Trump has
lowered the unemployment numbers big time. The biggest problem for all
these companies is staffing. Then they have to be trained. Trust me the
railroads are going to be competing  for people. The ones that cut staff
are a blessing for other railroads because they pick up trained people.
It is going to be a win win for railroad workers as the work pool gets
smaller and smaller.

Name: Staff
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

The railroad ran well till Hh came along they cut so much staff but
wanted the same production. People even where forded to work threw
there brakes etc. Then management had to get out of the office and do
the field work 7 days a week 12 to 16 hours a day. I seen many manager
resign over it. They only called people back when they had no choice.
It all came to a head after four years of psr. Now they have to put all
that money back into the company that they took out. And now ceo trying
to make peace with staff after years of abuse. In the end the employees
win and get it back. Short term gains for the share holders. Long term
problems for the company,

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

After 20  plus years, Iím looking for work somwhere else. Cant live like
this anymore. Better not go take a crap without the phone in your hand.
Might miss a call.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Rumor here on the Western Region of the U.P. is that Cindy Sanborn would
like to get rid of all the brakemen. Is that what happened over on your
R.R., have only a conductor and an engineer on your locals. We are so
busy here we need more people, not less. I work a pool job and we are
constantly getting called off our assigned jobs to work locals, yard
jobs, etc. We have borrow outs from other parts of our R.R. working
here. And our course getting time off is difficult. The money is good
but having time off is also.

Name: WeStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

when the company starts bitching about availability over Mothers Day.  
Offers caps forgiveness.   Takes away seniority moves.  Complains about
misusing a missed call.   Willing to pay out millions in Fmla lawsuits. 
Etc..etc..


You can bet we haven't  begun to see the end of this insanity.

Ed, Jolandha, Jim, And whomever else had a hand in the interference of
protected leave.  I hope that each one is sued individually.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2018

Mother's Day weekend and we are down a trainmaster.  There are always
two on third but tonight there is one smh.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 May 2018

Just like cn cp CSX will cut so deep that they will have managers doing
craft work 7 days a week. And if you donít think this will happen I
will bet anyone it will. So if your a manager you better tell the wife
and kids they will not see you much. And if you managers donít play the
game they Foote will fire you. Just a matter of time before this will
happen. Trust me on this.

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

Work force cut in half today at Cumberland locomotive shop! This is the
third round of furloughs for us. Does anyone know if any other
locations got hit today?

Name: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 May 2018

Foote still tells share holders they are still going to cut thousands of
more employees by 2020. And at the same time people are resigning and
not returning from layoffs. The economy is booming and x CSX employees
have found other jobs. Some said they wish they would of walked away as
soon as Hh started his bs. Staffing is going to be a big issue now for
CSX.

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

What "Testing" posted makes a lot of sense. Read that & remember it.

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

LESSON 101!!!!!


DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR EC1'S OVER THE TELEPHONE. DO
NOT GO INTO YOUR CREW BUILDING AND CALL THE DISPATCHER OVER THE PHONE
AND GIVE UP ANY AUTHORITY WHAT SO EVER. DO IT OVER THE RADIO!

BOTH CREW MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS
MUST HEAR IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HEARING THE
CONVERSATION!

TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS DISAPPEAR!  USE YOUR HEADS. IT DOESNT MATTER
HOW LONG IT TAKE THE DISPATCHER TO ANSWER. GET OVER IT. GIVE UP ALL
AUTHORITY OVER THE RADIO! 

It used to be a rule that all mandatory directives had to be released
over the radio. You can not use your personal phone on the engine
anyway. There is no reason to wait until you get into a crew room to
call a dispatcher on the telephone and release any authorities.
This will bite you in the ass. A crew is getting ready to burn on this
one.  Unless the phone is on speaker and the dispatcher is told it is
on speaker phone and both crew members are present when he/she is
releasing the authority there is no proof that both crew members where
present. If there is not a camera on the engine then it will be harder
to prove that both crew members were present but there is a better
chance that you are both together on the engine in the cab than in a
crew room on the speaker phone!

Name: Testing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 May 2018

They will do audits in all departments, and you will get written up for
something. The goal is to put as many failed audits on your file as
possible. Now when you get into more serious trouble they can show a
pattern that your a problem employee, an accident waiting to happen.
And they want negative employee record hanging over every employee.
Makes it much easier to fire you with cause. I would be up to date with
all rules and regulations. Playing stupid is not a defense.

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

NOTICES

Be glad system notice 103 was cancelled by 131. It amazes me how many
guys don't bother to read the notices. Just because you don't have to
carry them doesn't mean you shouldn't read them. How stupid are people
out here!  The only reason they cancelled it was because it had an order
for TM's to ride trains(60 miles) during this quarter. But the big
thing in it was an order to test 15 separate employees each month.
Wonder just how they pick and chose who they are going to test.  Back
to individual testing. Those who are old enough and have been around
here since conrail remember the list that came out with names of
employees the were supposed to head hunt. Not to mention the southern
region training manual that was put out to pick out and stalk "problem
employees"!  That was a major embarrassment when it was thrown in
Michael Wards face. Of course he denied he ever knew anything about it.
You young pups better wake up and start reading your notices. READ
BETWEEN THE LINES!
Notice 135 was cancelled but replaced with 137. Only difference between
the two is the effective time. 
Making a seniority move is not ILLEGAL now or during the holiday or the
weekend. The union agreements for conductors still allow bumping
legally!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2018

Work:

Not bad.  It is a shame that it is not easy to place blame, etc. on
so-called managers, even the incompetent ones.  Be sweet if we could
confront some the same way they talk to us. 

The CSX General Rule regarding that employees are supposed to treat
fellow co-workers\employees civilly & courteously is violated often by
both management AND fellow employees.  An embarrassing shame.

Name: Work
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 May 2018

A lot of managers are employed to just rattle the employees, control the
sheepal anyway they can.To the strong cool collective employee that is
not easily rattled they try and put a false failed audit on you to show
who has the upper hand. Myself I follow the rules watch what I say yes
sir no sir. And go about my business. When I have been put on the spot
by a manager, Iíve told him Iím just following instructions even if
they are wrong instructions. I have told them it is not up to me to
correct a person in charge even if I know they are wrong. I said I
donít want to be written up for not following instruction, with a
straight face of course. You can see the colour change in the managers
face as they get mad. Because they know you are right and some people
barking out the orders are incompetent. But canít expect you to correct
them. I go to work Iím the robot while there go home get my pay and
leave all the decisions to be made by the people that make the big
bucks. Iíve learned not to get rattled and just sit back and watch the
gong show. A person does not have to make it any harder, then
management tries to do. And thatís how I roll.

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

I be layed up Momma's Day weekend and Memmorial day weekend I f I be
feeling under tha wether.   I gots homies that never took of tha
uniform.  That be a trigger right their.  This job be wacked.  You gots
to be hard up mofo to be staying out hear.

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

You Willard boys and girls in the GL WC pool may want to check out
System Notice 134. No more bump games on weekends and holidays. No more
dumping your shittiest trains on the Buffalo long pool. Miraculously
marking up when a deadhead and turn from Cleveland shows up in your
line up.

And you cry because jobs were lost closing the humps????

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

hr

She had a good sense of humor. We laughed about it. Sorry if today
people have sensitive feelings.

Name: hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

RRJim

Tell her to put some ass into it today and see where that gets you!

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

Minority

I agreed with most of what you said till you said we gave up our
dignity. You might of gave it up. Most people I know never did. You can
make a point with a TM by being civil and having at least a toe on the
rock when questioning their decisions. That starts by knowing the rules
& the job. It's their railroad they make the rules just have to follow
it. I made money going by their rules then doing shortcuts even if it
didn't violate any rule. When I stepped on the railroad I didn't have
an expectations of when I'd be back home. I chose that life and I made
a good living. People make good money on the railroad with still having
benefits most don't have in this country today. People complain about
the unions do nothing. Most haven't a clue about the restrictions
placed on rail unions under the Railway Labor Act. Read it sometime. As
for racial, gender, or sexuality diversity on the railroad there is only
one thing that counts that the person can do the job. Who cares what
they are? I never got off the locomotive to help them. Had a female one
time who couldn't throw a switch, I heard other LE's would help her. I
got on the nose of the locomotive told her "put some ass in to it".
She got so mad she threw that switch. Today she's a darn good
railroader.

Name: Whining
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

Listen whining the company makes the rules. They want to fire you for
not having your vest not zipped to the top. And a whole lot more stupid
rules. They want to fire you for not reporting the simplest things. The
railroad is the ones that makes mountains out of mole hills. So you
have to play the game of the safety culture the railroad created.
Managers driving around in a company vehicle making six figures to see
if your zipper on your vest is done up to the top. Or to see if you
have your boot laces are tied. Then they go for dinner on company
credit card. Where is the value and production in that for the share
holders. All we have to do is follow the rules. Sounds like a guy like
yourself will move a train before you have done your due diligence,
thinking your doing company a big favour. But when you screw up your
going to be the first one they fire. Then you whine to everyone you
should of been treated special because you where a runner for the
company. If you delay a train by following company and goverment rules
and they fire you. You are getting your job back because you followed
all the rules. Corner cutters like you are what get people killed.

Name: Minority
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

workforce

Are you frickin kidding me. Ive been in this industry for 22 years and
the terminal I work at has only had one woman TM. Had 2 or 3 come
through for training but never stay. When I was first hired there were
only about 10 blacks! Now there are at least 35. I would have to go
over the roster again to get the exact numbers. Right now I think we
got maybe 5-6 Mexicans. Don't know about other nationalities but I'm
thinking we don't have any other. The CSX diversity group was
abolished and didn't do much anyway. It takes a certain type of person
to work the railroad. Got to sell your soul, family life, social life
and your health. Not to mention your dignity along with it. Nothing
worse than having a TM half your age and with half your years of
experience try to tell you how to do a job that you have been doing
longer than they have been wet behind the ears. 
Oh, almost forgot. We got about 4 women too. Don't think the
transgender thing is going to happen. No co-ed bathrooms!

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

The latest that I'm hearing is that Foote himself put a stop to the
hourly wage!  For starters it would cost them too much, but he also
stated that it would just make crews less productive.  If this is true,
its a win win situation!  SCREW THAT HOURLY RATEm no need for slavery.

Name: Work force
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

If Foote wanted to show that CSX is an equal opportunity employer, he
would hire more women and transgender people. I feel if Foote was
serious he would have transgender people working beside him at head
office and promote more women and transgender people. He should
surround himself with these over looked people. Foote replace these
outdated bully managers with more compatible women and transgender
managers. Be an industry leader and one of the first to show your are
serious about being an equal opportunity employer.

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

Disgruntled

Guessing you don't have to recertify this year. They did away with the
sexual harassment and hostility in the workplace videos. that is
something we all thought they would never do. So no more training on
harassment. No more video's on spotting terrorist. No more video's on
vegetation. In fact the program is so screwed up by this new outfit they
have no idea how to even test the employees in their area. Heard that
the physical characteristics test has questions that a lot of people
have no idea how to answer. Remote control questions for people that
never worked a remote one day in their life. Union thinks they just
want to get everyone through as quick as they can this year then come
back and change everything next year when they figure out what the hell
is going on in each division. Don't see how they could flunk anyone
with the way testing is being done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

Sue Ed Harris if your rights under Fmla are violated.

Name: Disgruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

There are 70 million millennials in the USA, these tender little
snowflakes are not scared to write up a manager for getting there
feelings hurt. Or the 90 pound female that wants to be equal to men. I
hope that this is the people that are applying for the railway jobs.
And the women play the girl card, and the snowflakes put in human
rights complaints for management being to assertive with them. I hope
all these people get hired by the railroad, and it ends up that
management have to take courses on how to be more understanding with
new age employees. And by law have to try and accommodate them while
they are on the job. This will soon be the only people that will be in
the pool to hire. And  as the snowflake culture takes over the
railroad,that the management are able to adapt, and the railroad spends
the funds to train management not to be so assertive that there is a
chance of hurting the feelings of the new culture employees. It will
take time for the ceo and management to accept a softer more gentler
way to run a railroad. So old heads try not being so hard on the future
employees of CSX.

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

system notice 135

Csx has their panties twisted about crew unavailability.  Better stay
marked up on Mother's day and Memorial day or it may be a repeat of
Christmas and New Year's Day.    SN135 addresses Mother's day and
Memorial day specifically.   They're complaining of misuse of missed
calls LOL, delayed mark ups following displacement  and of course their
go to FMLA.  SN 135  states If the company believes that an employee's
mark off or unavailability was improper, the employee will be
immediately charged and disciplined, UP TO INCLUDING TERMINATION. 

Sounds like Moody Law firm will have some new clients.

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

SMH

You talk a big game. Come out of no where and spout off.
Let me tell you something pup. There are a lot of lazy self righteous
mama boys working out here now that would have had their asses kicked a
long time ago because the old heads would have set them straight and
took them out back. Cant do that now because you'll get fired for
hurting their tender little butts.

For the last year I have had to sit in the cab and listen to the cry
babies and do ALL THE REQUIRED WORK that both crew members are supposed
to make sure is done.
"Im not calling signals because I think it is stupid and just a waste
of time! Im not getting off the engine and watch trains as they go bye.
Someone almost got seriously hurt from it and its not safe! Their rules
are stupid!"

I had 2 supervisors tell me that they didn't give a shit who called
the signals or who got off and watched roll byes as long as it was
done. If no one got off or called signals both crew members will be
charged. You both know it is to be done!
So I have been calling the signals and getting off the train when we
are stopped while the worthless piece of crap who feels he is above the
rules and better than anyone else sits in the cab and sleeps!
I don't care what their worthless opinion is and I don't care if they
are immature children who cant handle authority. Im tired of baby
sitting their worthless butts and their days are numbered.
Now you tell me how are the guys who do their jobs, follow the rules
because it is part of their damn job supposed to handle these pukes?
You think it is fair to the rest of us because they want to have a
temper tantrum? If I had it my way I'd  kick their asses off in the
gravel at 60 mph and let them walk home! Mama boys don't belong on the
railroad!

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

I hate company men and I'm pro-Union.    I read post and hear people
cry about almost anything.    About how bad this is and how bad that
is.   I'm just not seeing it.  I've been here for over 25 years and
this is the best I've had it.  I basically work 4 runs and off for 3
days.  I'm making more money today than I've ever made.    You
pussies would bitch about a free beer and a blow job.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

CEO Foote.......................

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

If Goote would wise up and get rid of the trainmasters then this place
would fix itself. Yardmasterís can do the job better than those waste
of space TMís. This would save the company Millions.....

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

RRjim , I like you and your thoughts uniůn brother but yea they quit
back then for reasons but  now 90 % for being treated like shit   just
shanty talk that Iíve heard with my own ears itís treating people like
shit and not paying right they make enough to follow the agreement and
find every angle thatís not even relivent to not pay happpy works =
good perfomance all hrs all day takes a lot of of anyone and itís a
serious job get killed in a sec but does not justify watch a man for
every little thing why not say hey Iíve seen you been working crazy hrs
you did this letís job brief how to do it or yea take a lunch weíre I
work work at they fired people for taking lunch

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

Smh

I knew railroaders that quit with 10-20 years for a lot of reasons.
Some left when the FRA started drug testing in the late '80s. Some
left because it wasn't much of a life for a family. Some left because
they couldn't conform to the rules. When CSX became a reality and took
over everything changed. Gone was the railroad family atmosphere. We
were now just a number in a big corporation. What's going on today
isn't new. We went through downsizing, yard closures, line sales
etc... in the '80s. It was a terrible time not knowing with rumors
flying. By the '90s CSX started ID runs. We had ID pools at both
terminals. In 1995 CSX moved our jobs to the other terminal. That was
90% of our jobs. No moving allowance no nothing. Just a few of us went
up there with reversed lodging, majority stayed home. They thought they
would get a New York Dock agreement to make up for loss income. That
never happened. CSX won stating we didn't lose any jobs we still had
them even though they were 200+ miles away. I lived in that bunkhouse
for 3 1/2 years till I gave it up and came back. We told new hires if
they want to work steady go up and take an ID job. The trainmen up at
the other terminal weren't on the same consolidated roster. So, a new
hire could pull one their conductors even with 30 years off our jobs.
Some were smart enough to go. LE's were on the same consolidated
roster so when it came time for engine service they did it up there.
Those guys did good for themselves. Point is life never was the same
after CSX.

Name: Number8 vent value
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

http://techinfo.wabtec.com/DataFiles/O&Mfiles/pdf/4211-4,S.13.pdf Read
and learn.

Name: Brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Be safe donít leave the terminal if your air pressure is not right
up,and you have the proper calibration. If your air is not up call the
tm to get the car shop to drive the train for leaks, could be a number
8 vent value stuck open, or a emergency portion or service portion. You
could have several bleed rods stuck open or a hose gasket. Or everything
I mentioned safety first is the company policy.

Name: Fooking baby
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Nepotism that is how you got your job. Daddy said son go in the field
for awhile spy for the company. And when the time is right we will give
you a management job. Company mole.

Name: Employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Hh started the reign of terror at cn cp now CSX. Hh and the likes
figured out that you can terrorize employees intimidate and manipulate,
them up to a point before they crossed the line into criminal
harassment. At cp if a person called in sick a manager would show up at
his house to talk to the employee to see if they where really sick.
Upsetting the employee and his family. They really crossed the line in
a lot of areas, they really intimidated employees to areas that where
unheard of. Hand delivering disciplinary letters to a employees home.
Randomly taking employees for drug testing when it was not warranted,
the list goes on. Now that management created a work atmosphere of no
employees trusting them. Management wants employees to forget the
treatment they received. But the employees have a long memory and the
good old days of working together is long gone. As soon as a new
employee starts it does not take long before they are threatened and do
not stick around. All as I can say is employees be creative and try and
stick it to CSX anyway possible. Nothing is to small it all adds up
stick it to CSX management all you can and donít stop.

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

The poor old railroads are the only companyís that cannot find any good
employees ....but they make how much on there stock smh

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2018

Thing is RRjim people that have 10 -20 years are feed up thatís along
time to say there not cut out for it kick a dawg good dawg enough it
will bite back

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

Some are cut out to work on the railroad some are not. If some don't
come back after being furloughed or some quit that's not unusual.
Management it's always been a "Us vs Them" mentality. They've never
been anyone's friend. Work by the rules. That's difficult to do at
times seeing they create new rules every time something happens even
though rules were already in place. That started around the late '90s
when non-railroaders at HQ in JAX started writing the rule books.

Name: X employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Itís great to hear people are not returning to work. And that several
people are quitting,I hope they CSX gets so short staff they they canít
move a train. These company brass want to treat people like shit. Karma
they are getting it back in away they never planned for.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2018

Conductor

You were right. The flat cars with the patrician down the middle is a
center beam car. A wood rack car can come in several styles but
basically have the same idea. A flat with metal poles attached to the
sides help hold the poles, logs, lumber etc. on the car. You can google
pictures of both types of cars on line. Just look up flat center beam
cars and wood rack cars used on the railroad.
That new rule also says not to run over 50 with gons loaded with stump
wood. we have all talked about it and have decided if we have any gons
loaded with any wood in them we are running them 50. We are not sure
exactly what stump wood is. We seen lots of gons with poles, ties, cut
up ties, chips, ets. so we aren't taking any chances. the hell with
this outfit. They cant even put info on a work order making sure you
know if you have empty flats in your train if they are  bulkhead.
Instead of making the conductor watch the whole train go by we're
saying screw it and running 50.

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

Car shop/mechanical 


What the heck is a flat car with a center beam. I thought it was those
cars with the partition down the middle like I've seen carrying
lumber. The new speed chart for cars says you can't run 60 with empty
center beam cars or loaded or empty wood rack cars. So the cars I see
with lumber/boards are wood rack not center beam. No trainmaster knows
the difference. We need some damn pictures of these cars so we know the
difference.  This is just bull crap.

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

Dispatcher out ,,it's going on down in the stone smh footie had a story
out saying moral is good ,,,to news reporters I will find the link ,,
that tells you bs lies come from the top I work and know of others in
terminals that have had many find other work I personally know 8 plus 6
and people are not coming back from furlough smh what a great place to
work lmao can't man trains or yard jobs because of there mistreatment
of human beings .. Btw that's not counting ones looking or waiting for
the call I know of even more that would have left if the job they
applied for hired um smh ,, this is a job not a career anymore ,,
that's the facts they  will fire and then you realize it

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

F.amazed 

Following someone 35 on an approach?? Approach......approaching the
next signal at 30 prepared to stop. I'm guilty. I don't rush sigs
running on an approach.  Your one of those hot shots who have an over
inflated ego for sure. Always trying to amaze with your train handling
skills.  The reason we're stuck with the damn ptc. The worst fucking
kind of engineer there is. Boo hoo...someone is delaying me. Do us all
a favor and quit before you kill someone!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

F...k amazing 

Your a total idiot. Read your FRA laws and rules before you spout off
your pie hole. 
 Try reading  brake test certificate rules  # 5213.  Follow your rules
and don't make up your own. There is a reason for the use of form
btc-100mt.  
Why do you think the FRA has stated an engineer must be provided with a
legible tonage graph. Just because they are lazy pukes and don't want
to provide one doesn't mean it isn't supposed to be done. Knowing
your exact length and tones,is a crucial part of running a train. 

You better buy and read the latest FRA CFR49 RULES and stop advising
people it is on to break FRA LAWS!

Name: Truly F....ng Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

I'm amazed some of you guys have a job. Surely not smart enough to read
and comprehend. 
The system bulletin clearly states it is updating rule 4400 which is
equipment handling / equipment speeds. EQUIPMENT SPEEDS !  Has nothing
to do with track speeds. How could any of you idiots possibly read this
and think now you can run 70 with an intermodal train or any other
listed. It even states in the 2nd paragraph I think, that timetable or
special instructions may further limit speeds. It's only how fast the
equipment can be allowed to go. Don't know how to make that any
clearer. There's also a rule that states where different speeds are
listed the lowest speed will govern. 

While I'm at it, regarding you short pool guys who are always whining
you need paperwork for a pickup, it's pretty obvious you are wasting
time to have delays so you make overtime, same as you do when I'm
following you running 35 mph on approaches. If there aren't hazmat
then you only need to know how many you got. But, by the way, if you
leave the ORIGINATING TERMINAL, there is also a rule that states ONLY
the chief dispatcher may authorize you to depart without proper
paperwork. 

Did you also know that a brake slip IS NOT REQUIRED ON CARS PICKED UP
LINE OF ROAD, doesn't mean a class 1 doesn't have to be done, but a
brake slip isn't necessary. Another common delay tactic....

Some of you on here are an embarrassment, please read your rule books.
The second rule discusses the hierarchy by the way....

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Yo 
Read your rules book. Timetable special instructions supersede bulletin
rule changes. A division can take a rule and change it in their special
instructions.

Name: Dispatcher Out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Gentlemen,

If you are wondering why you are getting even worse call times lately
it's because of the debacle of their relocation of the dispatchers. 

Forced them to move on their own dime using a complicated process where
they will reimburse you for expenses, except they deny that the expenses
are relocation related.  

Given that we had nearly two dozen not come down, a dozen leave already
, and another dozen or so will pack their bags in the next couple of
weeks.


You have people on desks now that have very little experience on those
desks as they've been forced to them.   You've got extra board guys
working desks after management has harassed them to mark up earlier
than they should be.  You've got multiple desks that are overloaded
because they keep combining consoles.   You've got half the office in
on overtime at any given shift.  There are people that work 25-30 days
straight with no rest days to keep from having to blank jobs.   Hell,
someone marked off sick on a Saturday morning a couple of weeks back
and one guy had to cover two desks for two hours until they could find
someone to come in.  

You've got a disaster in the making, with people who are over worked
doing jobs they aren't truly qualified on, and when it happens I hope
the FRA runs wild through management.

Name: Yo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Loco,

Bulletins supersede the time tables...  You should know this

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

NEWBIES

Timetable formats have changed as you all know. We used to have one
timetable on the great lakes division that had the track/line that you
ran on. they took that book and made several separate books for each
line. This made things simpler so you would not have to carry a book
that had lines you did not run on,
Your timetables dictate the TRACK SPEED that your line is approved to
be run on by several factors. Not getting into that.
The new bulletin that came out was a change to the TRAIN SPEED chart in
the operating rules book. It has nothing to do with the TRACK SPEED that
is allowed. Therefore you are to run at 60 mph MAX if your timetable
speed for the track is listed as 60!
The bulletin was put out to allow trains that were restricted to 50 mph
to be able to run 60 now which is the approved track speed in your
timetable. You can not run 70 just because the train speeds were raised
for intermodal in the new train speed chart. The company is obviously
planning of upgrading the rails so that someday they will be safe to
run 70 and just went ahead and put the information out early. 
That is the difference between train speeds and track speeds. Your
timetable will tell you what the max TRACK SPEED is for your line.
Eventually there will be new timetable issued that reflect the changes
in TRACK SPEED.

Name: Retired Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2018

just to clarify something for y'all T&E operating folks. I know most of
you know this, but it may help some newbies better understand.
This has to do with mainline speeds, which you have been discussing.

First off, a TT covers basically 2 components, 1. Station pages and 2.
TT Special Instructions. 

Your speeds in the TT appear on the Station Pages, and are the Maximum
allowable speeds also referred to as Normal speed. Normal speed is the
max allowable on block signal system tracks. 
Bulletin orders, current and Summary, can modify those speeds up or
down. Therefore, your Bulletin orders are more current and supercede
your TT station page listed speeds. When the new TT revision is put
out, the speeds which have been permanently modified by Bulletin
order(s) will become permanent in the TT. Then the Bulletin process
starts all over again  because speeds will change over time, higher or
lower. 
When it comes to TT Special Instructions, that is a little different. A
TT Spec Inst  is something which modifies a current Rule, because the
Rule itself does not adequately cover a specific operating condition.
TT special instructions are usually tethered to a Rule number, but adds
to the Rule because the actual operating condition does not fit the Rule
perfectly. ( this also applies to other operating conditions such as Air
Brake use)
I've been gone for a very long time but there are some things one
never forgets. 
Let me know if this made sense and if you have any questions, I'll
answer them as best I can. 
Safety is of first importance.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Engineers. 

DO NOT RUN 70 MPH IN THE ST. LOUIS LINE OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS! 
read your rules. When rules and special instructions conflict SPECIAL
INSTRUCTIONS SUPERSEDE!
Your timetable special instructions do not allow you to run 70 period!
Yes, you can run 60 with approved freight but not 70. Do not act like a
hot shot and run 70 just because you have a news bulletin that changes a
rule. You will not win the charge of speeding when you go to
investigation. This is a set up. Do not fall for it. Follow your
timetable special instructions!

Name: Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

We only get one walk threw life. The railroad was a good place to work.
Until these hedge fund hacks took over. If a guy can find employment
where he can be happy and support his family all the power to you. To
earn a living now seems to be harder and harder. Our standards are
still better than in some countries. If a person can leave the job
stress at work and not take it home your much better off. Try stick it
out at the job your in good luck.

Name: Hear ya
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

At the railroad I work at Hh broke every rule, forced managers to do
everyoneís work forced overtime. All as we could do day after day would
put grievances company laughed at us. But we got the last laugh because
Hh was in violation of the collective agreement and he ended up paying.
We never got discouraged when we got beat up. Day after day we put
grievances and the arbitrator seen what the company was doing,
intimidating everyone. At the end of the day people got there jobs back
with full pay. Hundreds of thousands of dollars where paided  out to
make everyone whole. You just canít stop the fight,Rome was not built
in a day.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Loco 

Timetable speeds on the st.Louis line out of Indy are 60/60. Therefore
we can run 60 as stated per the new speed chart on the new bulletin.
I'm hearing most timetables state the same.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

If the company has violated the collective agreement, and you feel
wronged. You can take a blank piece of paper and write a grievance on
it , you donít need a special grievance form. Give a copy to your rep
and copy for yourself.  If it is a clear violation and canít be fixed
in house. Then it goes down the road and if parties canít rectify
grievance then it goes to arbitration. If the arbitrator see several of
the same grievances he sees a pattern of what the company is doing. If
it is a clear violation parties  will be made whole. The union has a
legal duty to represent you.  So if you are violated and put your head
down and pout and do nothing, the company just keeps doing the same
thing. I hear on hear the company this and that, you have to fight back
it only takes five minutes to put a grievance in. Now there is a paper
trail and in most cases is going to take time to be heard by
arbitration.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2018

Pal I donít think your telling the whole story. They call someone back
in your craft junior to you. You have a solid grievance and will get
every penny back from arbitration ruling. Seen this done many times
before and the affected employee was always made whole. I would like to
see the ruling from the arbitration hearing in your case.

Name: Work
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2018

The hogger that is running the controls, was on the ground before he was
a hoggers. Everyone had to pay there dues. Sounds like you have no
seniority. The new guy cryís in every department. You have to pay your
dues in a union shop to bid on the job you want. That has been the
railroad culture for over a hundred years. The most sacrid thing on the
railroad is seniority. If you canít accept that your in the wrong
industry.

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

All crews 
Timetables and special instructions over ride bulletins. I was informed
today by management to follow your timetable instructions until the
timetables are changed or bulletins are issued with direct orders to
change your timetable specific speeds.

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

Louisville terminal is safe.  The big wigs need it so they can go to
Derby at the shareholders expense.

Name: Me 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Me

Your correct sir. They are not negotiating with the BLET. That part is
over. It's time for a vote. SHOW ME THE MONEY !

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

I hear you Loco. Until they clarify this speed change and tell me
exactly what's in my train and give me the proper time to break it
down to determine the speed of the train,(Which will never happen) I'm
going to continue to operate as if this change never came out. I myself
bring up the train sheet on TMAI and look at the posted speed for the
train and operate accordingly. Too many variables to consider. How the
hell do I know if there's bulkheads on a car or not without looking at
them. I know the yard master can look it up but I've seen it more than
once where the computer was incorrect.
  As far as I'm concerned it's business as usual until it's printed
on my orders what the speed of the train is. When that occurs the
responsibility for the correct speed will be on someone else.
  We as engineers know if we derail and kill a bunch of people and
it's
determined we were speeding, who's going to jail!!! You know for a
fact that CSX doesn't have your back!

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

Lying little pussy. You're the rest this job sucks. 



Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Speed change

What the hell is going on with this new speed rule changes that came
out on the new bulletin. Everyone I have talked to so far is not
running 60/70.  Most are saying they don't really know whats in their
train by looking at the tonnage graph. Lumber cars, flats, bulkheads,
contents of loaded gons and who knows what else. A solid intermodal
should be no problem. Go 70. But the rest Im inclined to agree with. Is
anyone else staying at 50-60 until this gets straightened out?

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

LC2

Funny how you chimed in with your crap as soon as someone posted
something that sounds like serious shit! Dispatch is right. Used to be
a rule that no mandatory directive could be taken over a phone. It all
had to be done by radio. You from the Chicago division? You one of them
dispatch is talking about?

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Chicago division crews

You guys running on  TWC ABS on the Chicago side need to stop calling
the dispatchers on the phone to release your EC1s! You have been doing
this for years after you get off the train and get into the yard
office. We have been told that both crew members are not always present
and you don't have the phone on speaker phone so the other crew member
can hear it. You have a bulletin out explaining the procedure for this!
 Just a heads up. they will be watching dispatchers and crew members. Do
it over the radio. Have both crew members present. This is a major
offense. Just do your job right. No time is being saved by cutting
corners and rushing. Cover your butts and the dispatchers. USE THE
RADIO!

Name: TRUTHFORONCE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

OLD HEAD GONE

AMEN brother. You couldn't have said it any better. Every topic you
touched was right on. I learned a lone time ago that its the skeletons
in the closet that get things done. Rattle some bones. File complaints
on laws that are broken. Beat them at their own game with their own
rules. They can spit on and disrespect the signed and sealed union
agreement all they want because the Unions have to sit down with them
and negotiate everything but they cant break the law! No matter how
high above it they think they are they can not. We see it out here in
the fields every day. FRA turns their heads for the right price. A
picture is worth a thousand words and the tongue is mightier than the
sword. There is nothing CSX hates worse than bad publicity. Doesn't
look good for the investors and the supporters on the employee gate
way. Today it is worse than ever. You cant blow your nose without
someone being offended or you having to apologize for it. Now is not
the time for CSX to have the spot light put on them! If the guys would
just wise up and see how much more powerful they are than the unions
they would realize what they can accomplish!

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

Executive vice president of operations Ed Harris is visiting Willard
this week.  Either there to close the place or open humps. Only time
will tell.

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

If your sister sat in for you to right ged test, she must be one scared
looked N.Y. woman!

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

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/silicosis/learn-about-silicosis.html

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

A friend of mine did thirty years on the shop track servicing engines,
he had a couple years to go to retire. One day he got sick turned out
he ended up with a lung disease caused by inhaling silicon sand that
they put in the locomotives for the sanders. He never smoked as he was
fighting for disability pention he passed at 53 years old. My point try
not to in hale this sand it could get you to.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2018

YM

Every train I ran for 36 years had a train consist. 95% of everything I
hauled was coal & grain. Things might of changed in the 8 years since I
retired. Lots of changes since I left.

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

Toxic

Yep!  I'd say it was the track since the engines were the first to
derail and turn of over.  Then these dump asses increase the track
speed.

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

If you Google xmark they are shutting down. Will have to use another way
to get to csx mainframe.

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

Cond.

What do you mean xmark is gone. I just got off msinframe and used the
"x" mark to bring up bulletins. Do you mean something else?

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

Thanks for IT information. Will be calling them. Thanks again!!!

Name: Hogger mainframe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 May 2018

If you canít find what you want on computer,get on the phone and talk to
help line. They should have IT people to help you out. And that way also
there is a foot print that you tried. From the last post, I retired six
months ago just ahead of Hh retiring and becoming ceo of CSX. Foote and
friends where cut from the same mold Hh was. Foote will have no respect
for collective agreement, or labour laws or human rights. They just
donít care Foote is there to carry out PSR and will push forward over
who ever he has to. And will not care a less how CSX will look ten
years from now. His mandate is to sell all and any value he can at CSX.
He will line his own pockets and share holders pockets, but will care
less how they leave CSX when he departs. As an employee you have to
record everything in your note book, complaints you have told
supervisors instructions given to you that you feel violates company
policy. Make sure you put in grievances and keep copy for yourself. You
should be made whole in future donít just let it slide. We won 87
percent of of grievances at cp. But takes time and you have a paper
trail, donít let up. It cost Hh thousands of dollars to make employees
whole threw grievances. He refused to pay but had no choice. He thought
he was going to intimidate everyone and counted on employees not putting
grievances in out of fear. He got a wake up call, if you decide not to
do anything then you will receive nothing also. Itís your future
remember Foote and friends will not be there to long you all can out
wait these pricks. Hang in there !!!

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

xmark is gone. any ideas how to acess the mainframe now?

Name: old head gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Lesson 101

The cold hard facts are as follows:

No one stands for their unions anymore. The young cubs of today come
from a different breed of Union families. They have very little
experience with them and didn't stand on the battle lines when scabs
were picketed and Union brothers stuck together to kick worthless Union
officials out of office. Todays Unions are no better than they were when
the mofia ran them. They count on everyone complaining and not doing a
thing about it. Pay them their dues and reap what you sow!

Csx has shown itself time and time again as an inept company. Putting
out bulletins just to cancel them hours after they have been published
along with not being able to get proper work orders, locate 
information on cars on line or road, not having foreign line rules
classes, not providing rules books and info in a timely manner, giving
failures on rules that aren't even in existence anymore, losing
training history of employees, failure to pay new hires on a timely
manner, misclassifying deadheads, failing to call taxi's for relief of
crews, losing trains on the GPS systems, missing paper work for RSSM
cars and the list just goes on and on and on.....This is all just a
joke of a nightmare or just one big Disneyland ride!
The only thing that keeps this company afloat is the backers. READ THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY!  When was the last time you took a real good look at
all the pat me on the back propaganda. Inflated stock prices and smoke
and mirror business is the only thing that keeps CSX afloat,
You want your job? You want to retire with a good check?
The only thing you can do is come to work and keep your mouth shut. If
you don't have the balls or friends to back you out here and who are
willing to make the Union International reps life miserable then you
have nothing.
You can however take care of yourself and make sure you are not the one
being set up or stalked for standing your ground! CSX is not a federally
owned company. The are regulated by the Feds but they are not owned by
them. CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
LAWSUITS CHARGED AGAINST THEM FOR BREAKING THESE LAWS.
FRA LAWS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. If you are being forced, intimidated or
harassed into breaking any of the stated laws you have the right to
report/whistle blow if need be.
Unfortunately there is no protection for your pay issues. Your only
recourse is to deal with your unions. Good luck with that if you are a
wimp and wont follow through on your claims. 
You can however look at what your problems are and if you are smart you
can figure out what other avenues can be used to settle your issues. 
One of my favorites was when I was denied pay for a trip the company
claimed I never did. Now this was just plain insane and it wasn't
necessary to take this to the union. After I faxed enough information
to the payroll/HR/Operations and corporate lodging it was taken care
of. Someone had a lot of egg on their face but it was paid. 
There are a lot of avenues one can take. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE YOUR
UNION AS THE FIRST COURSE OF ACTION IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENTS OF CSX. IT IS YOUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS A STOCKHOLDER
AND EMPLOYEE OF CSX TO BRING ANY PROBLEMS FORWARD THAT YOU HAVE
ENCOUNTERED OR DISCOVERED WHILE BEING INVOLVED WITH CSX IN ANY
CAPACITY.
If you get anything out of this post, let the last paragraph be the
information that sticks in your head. You may not be able to control
the changes that are coming with job descriptions, classifications or
wages but you do have the power to protect yourself and others and work
in a safe and harassment free environment as well as a productive and
lucrative one.   
Don't be small minded. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!

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

Another toxic train derailment in Kentucky, 15 miles short of
destination. No cause yet but makes me wonder again if it is lack of
maintance and regular inspection of the tracks and equipment. The money
they saved by cutting staff is really paying off isnít it.

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

Cannot acess csx mainframe to check lineup. Anyone else with this
problem today. Trying to use xmark and keeps showing not available.
Could someone help tell me what to type into my google search that
would help?? Thanks ahead of time.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 May 2018

what happened in louisville today? Is the crew ok?

Name: Retired Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Even a train of identical hoppers could have a shop in it. Railroads
rely totally on computers to keep track of bad orders and restricted
cars. If ordered to go,let the dispatcher know,  on tape, and you are
covered.

Name: YM
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2018

RRJIM


Wrong! A trsin  consist is not always needed. Your example of empty
coal hoppers in one of them. If the cars are not hazmats and do not
require paper work to identify any loads it is not required by FRA law.
If they are all the same type of cars in length it doesn't take a
rocket scientist to figure out he length. Weight is on the side of the
cars as well.  It does state that an engineer is to be given a legible
tonnage graph but if the TM or YM can give the info it can be written
down and used with their initials.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Some are taking trains without proper paperwork such as a train consist?
I don't care if it's MTY coal hoppers a train consist is required.
What if they say go without train orders that they'll get them to you?
We had a TM that tried rushing everyone out of the crew room even though
no paperwork was issued. We looked at him like he was crazy.

Name: List
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

If you donít have the proper paper work, even after you have tried to
get it. And now you continue down the track and are carrying dangerous
loads but donít have paper work on it. And you derail and people are
killed because ems does not know what they are dealing with or where
they sit on the train. Who do you think they will want to put in
prison. You canít play stupid as a defense. What does the law require
before you move that train. Think about it!!

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

LOCO 20-30

Who cares? Maybe the people who don't want to go through the hassle of
being charged for bullshit and having to fight it for weeks before the
idiots figure out they screwed the pooch as usual. And another
question... just how long have you really worked out here and have you
even been awake or paying attention?  Figure it out and put in on the
paperwork?? Are you just brain dead or something. They have been
screwing up work orders ever since they came in and took over conrail.
They are missing line of road pick ups all the time and over half the
time cant come up with paperwork for you to pick up enroute. Cant come
up with clearance implicated shipment paper work to get to you at the
next yard or crew point change. I cant count on my fingers and toes how
many times Ive had a train handed off to me that the previous crew
couldn't get paperwork and when we went to get on it on the mainline
we didn't have any either because we were told to use theirs.  I even
had the guys in the Jacksonville work order department on the phone one
time trying to get them to send me the train consist for the cars on a
work order they sent me all screwed up. It showed 0 cars on it and 3
motors. The TMCI screen had 96 cars and 3 motors. It was still an hour
out so I called them and asked them if they could pull up the scan on
the train as it went by another yard that I know had a reader so I
could get the proper train consist to run on. Put me on hold and about
10 minutes later told me he was sending it. I'll be damned if they
didn't send me the same stupid shit that they sent me before. I just
laughed and said what they hell is this you just sent me? Its the same
damn thing you sent me before and it was wrong. How can you bring up a
scan of train and not be able to give a list of the damn cars. Dude,
your work order shows no cars on it. You understand that Im taking a
train correct? I need a list of the cars if you don't mind! He had no
answer and said he couldn't help me!  Your nuts if you think they will
get smart and figure it out. You better quit while you got the chance
before they fire you. wont look good on your resume! Figure it out! 
LMFAO!

Name: Hourly rate
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

LC2 the only hourly rate you are getting is the rate for selling your
ass on backpage. When your not selling your ass LC2 keep your but plug
in so your guts donít fall out.

Name: Lc2
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Hourly rate is on.   Thank you to all the Ble chairmen who worked
relentlessly on this.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Surely at some point Foote will have to retract his comment about
cutting 6000 more by 2020.

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

Who cares? Just take the call, ask the yardmaster if you have empty
bulkhead flats or any ther cars that have special speeds on them. If
you cant get an answer then run 40. Sooner or later they will figure
out how to put it on the paperwork. Over.

Name: Employee
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

You get rid of illegals coming into the country, welfare recipients are
happy the way things are donít want to work. That leaves a finite
number of people to do all the work. Places like CSX cutting staff to
reduce operating ratio to get quarterly report looking good for share
holders. Trained railroaders that where fired or layed of found other
work. And will not be coming back to CSX. As the economy grows people
have more options. So the remaining employees value at CSX just went
up. It will be a sad state of affairs when a company the size of CSX
canít move trains because of staff shortages. The smart people at the
top can take that,information to the next share holders meeting.

Name: HR
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Trump Chimp


Once again TRUMP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OFFERING SIGNING BONUSES! It is
no different than the bonuses offered to engineers in the union
agreements and bonuses offered to conductors their first year for not
reporting injuries or getting a failure on their records. You know
nothing about how the railroads decide on how to recruit new hires.
Take you political agenda somewhere else. This is a csx sucks site and
not a trump chump propaganda site. 
 
Why are you distracting? What post bothered you? Could it be the one on
the new speed charts being blasted as inept and having too many gray
areas that may cause crews to be charged with speeding? Or was it the
discussions on the TO not working properly?

Name: Demo 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Trump chimp 

Try taking an English lit. Class.

Name: Trump
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Trump is truth says it the way it is, not pc. Like welfare bum supporter
  Obamaís the welfare bums did not get out and vote. That is why those
states lost Democrat vote. Lazy welfare bum breed more welfare bums.
Now that CSX is short staffed start putting in bad order card on
equipment that needs fixing. And donít let up donít use junk to pull
trains and put yourself in an unsafe position. If motor is cut out or
skidded wheel air compressor toilet anything. Write it up and keep note
of everything you do. If you take bad order equipment and something
happens you are liable. If you are forced to take bad order power. Make
sure you tell them you are doing it under protest and write it up. And
put on crew to crew. Make sure next person knows about it. Donít do no
favours for these pricks. Because they all want to see you on welfare.

Name: SMH
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

LC ... Youíre a lying piece of shit. Your mom should have swallowed you.
Thereís NO hourly rate negotiations going on. 








Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: Hour wage
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

There is no hourly wage being negotiated at CSX. So do not believe the
posts from the waterheads on here. You will be notified in writing any
changes being made to pay.

Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: Automation
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Automation is coming if you like it or not. China japan have it,
Australia is using it to move freight. RR will just load up with
insurance for damages.But with all the safety systems and terrain in
North America. I think these trains will be stopped more often than
moving. There are to many obstacles that cross the tracks that will
trigger safety systems. Wild life debris people cars etc.  It will be
years before they perfect it here and millions of dollars. And a train
only has to be fowl inches to cause an accident. Time will tell!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Haven't noticed a post regarding this so here goes:
The FRA is accepting comments from "interested parties" on automation
in the RR industry.
If opposed to fully-automated\unmanned trains, etc., it's easy to
send
messages electronically.  Links provided on both the SMART-TD & BLET
websites.   Have until May 7, 2018.

Name: Cond 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

I think that what Hh got away with in Canada is the model for for most
railroads. He broke every collective agreement and goverment labour
law. Transport Canada put there heads in the sand. Hh told goverment to
stay out of rr business. But when we striked  he put pressure on
goverment to legislate us back to work. Foote and creel learnt how to
manipulate the system. 94 percent strike vote now employees are going
to fight back for a contract. They will violate it but itís a start,Iím
waiting for cn and cp stock to crash because now they have to replace
everything they sold off. Labour management relationships will never be
the same after the abuse that was  dished out. Karma will get people
like creel and foot it always does.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Conductor 1-10

When did the government start to fund PTC? One of the reasons it's had
several extensions is the feds didn't fund it. The cost to the
railroads is over $2 billion. To my knowledge there has been no funding
for upgrades for roads. bridges, electrical grids, water supply,
railroads etc... that has come out of Congress. I know several
railroads examples UP & CN that are selling property to fund upgrade
projects. Only railroad I know that gets government funding is AMTRAK.
Every year that's a battle in Congress.

Name: cond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

HR/Operations

What is it with you people. Do you ever bother to proof read anything
you put out before you circulate it. A good example would be your new
speed chart. How about those gray areas such as the bulk head flat
verses the regular flat as pointed out by rules? How about not putting
out a system bulletin and in the same exact day cancelling it to
replace it with another. You guys are notorious for doing this. Do you
not realize how unorganized this makes you look. How about coming out
with a bulletin explaining what stump wood is?  Its not in the
glossary.  Why do you do this?  Im not sure Im going to continue to
purchase your stock. I cant imagine that other class 1 railroads are
this inept! God help the railroad industry if they are!!!!

Name: Beware
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2018

Having a contract or expired contracts, all as i can say after having Hh
as a boss for almost four years. They gave out booklets on work ethics
and company policy for everyone to honour as an employee. At cp the
managements turned into a bunch of union busting idiots. It did not
take long for us not to trust any management,they would lie do anything
to get an employee fired or pulled out of service. Now that the contract
is due ceo creel is kissing ass. We never have forgotten how they
systematically abused the employees. You at CSX have the same people
calling the shots at CSX. Do not and I mean do not trust any of them.
Do everything by the book record everything in a note book. Cover your
ass if you want to be able to defend your self if you find yourself
fired. There goal is to try and fire people with cause.

Name: 
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

From the Roadmaster, from Jacksonville, and other mow guys

Name: Re: m of w 10-20 yrd
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

Re: M of W for 10-20 year, 
 


Where do you get this information about new castle and willard?

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2018

Hello Osborn yard employees, my buddy that works at ford ktp said they
are about to hire a ton of assembly line workers. Get your resume
ready! The are also needing supervisors and managers.

Name: RULES
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

ALERT!!! ATTENTION!!!

Be very careful about the way you interpret the new speed rule chart.
 
One, ask your supervisor to clarify on every train whether or not you
have stump wood in your gondolas if they show loaded. What exactly is
stump wood? Cut up railroad ties? Cleared brush? Old poles?

Second, the rule on running 50 if you have empty "Bulk head flats" is
not clarified on work orders and tonnage graphs. You have a 3 digit code
on an engineers tonnage graph that can identify that you have a flat car
but it DOES NOT IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF CAR! Anyone who delivers freight to
the UP RR from CSX knows of this problem. There are sections on the UP
that require a train that has an empty bulk head flat to run 40 mph. It
was discussed with UP management on how to handle this on their railroad
as CSX does not specify the type of car on the paperwork and crews were
speeding on their line. UP management agreed that if the information
was not provided and the crew did not see their entire train they would
not be held accountable.

Avon yard is a fine example. When outbound trains tie their power onto
their cuts it is very rare they see their entire train. Inspecting the
head six cars are expected to make sure there are no hazmats improperly
placed in the train. This was brought to the attention of two previous
superintendents and both said they would make sure it was noted on the
air slips of trains going on the UP lines but it was never done. 
To prevent any chance of having an empty bulk head flat car in your
train instead of a regular flat you must either request that the car
inspector who is doing your roll by advise you that your noted empty
flat is a bulk head or regular flat car or the conductor must inspect
the car/or cars. This will be the only way that you will be able to
protect yourself from being charged with speeding. This issue has been
on going for sometime and has yet still to be addressed properly. If
you are in doubt as the type of empty flat that you have in your train
do not leave your terminal until it has been identified!Make note also
that there is no specific reference to the speed of a regular empty
flat. As of now according to the new speed chart a non bulk head empty
flat would be considered 60 mph in the mixed freight category.

Name: 
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

We've been told to give an estimate to double track a single main on
the great lakes. It's ten miles and was single tracked almost 30 years
ago. Alot of the road bed has been maintained as access roads so some of
the expense of laying new track won't apply. Rail has been measured and
ties counted. Switches are already built. They have more big investments
planned, who knows which plans will come to be. New Castle yard is still
on the board for some major upgrades. Nothing set in stone. Willard has
bids on a desk in Jacksonville to rebuild retarders for both humps. No
decision on that yet, but they asked for it. Bottom line is
Jacksonville wants the b&o line to be ready to handle triple the
freight and at faster speeds from the East coast to Chicago. We shall
see how it's going to work.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

Yes. They're upgrading it where they want to run more traffic, and
neglecting it in places that they plan on taking traffic from when all
the ptc is done. But yes, they are constantly replacing ties and rail,
and this year they are replacing more rail than we've ever seen and
mostly all the main line switches, crossovers, and all the diamonds. I
believe alot of that is to be able to raise the permanant speeds in
sections. Plus there was alot of government money for PTC, so alot of
old style switches needed to be replaced and power switches installed
in some places to be PTC compliant. There are stretches of new rail
either already replaced or layed out to be replaced in 30-40 mile
sections where they're replacing the entire section

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2018

LOL! Alright CSX raised speed limits. That's only where they can.
They'll still be permanent speed restrictions. A 196 mile run we made
half of it was permanently lowered from 40mph to 25mph because CSX
didn't want to fix the track. That was around 2001 it's still 25mph
today. The only reason the other half wasn't lowered because AMTRAK
runs over it. Other subs I ran we were running 50mph till mid '90s
when CEO John Snow let the track deteriorate then speeds were dropped
to 40mph. Is CSX upgrading the track?

Name: English 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2018

Or how about Patatoe or potatoe, railway railroad, who cares.

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

Anyone who posts on here and uses the word railway instead of railroad
is a fake. Nobody  tells someone they work for the railway. Its
railroad you idiot.

Name: cruiser
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

AMEN MAN!

I am 100% behind you on that one. Got 12 hours to get across the road.
You answer that phone your their bitch for 12. Cry, whine, blow a
gasket. Get your blood pressure up for nothing. Your going to be out
there as long as they want to keep you. Toning the dispatch up and
crying like a little girl because your sitting at a red and don't know
why or trying to tell them how to run trains is going to do nothing but
put your annoying ass at the end of the line. I wish more dispatchers
would do that. Shut some of these cry babies up. Nothing I hate worse
than doing pods is listening to some cry baby for hours in the cab
because he cant just sit there and shut the hell up and just go for the
ride. we all want to get to the other end and get off the train. we all
want to get home as fast as we can but the fact is there isn't a damb
thing you can do about it because conductors and Engineers aren't in
charge. You go where they run you and you go when they tell you. In the
meantime just sit back and enjoy the scenery. Go with the flow. They got
to pay you but you aint got to go anywhere. You got 12 hours to sit on
your ass but they still got to fork out the dough. Easiest money ever
made sitting on your ass getting paid. Better than 12 hours in a
factory. Who gives a rats arss as long as you get paid. They want to
know why the trains late I tell them to look in the mirror. They got
GPS. They know where we were. We go forwards and backwards. Shit rolls
up hill!

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

who cares about any of this garbage? im just trying to get paid. i can
run 40 or 140 mph i dont give a shit just make sure the direct deposit
is correct. oh yea and leave me the hell alone. out.

Name: Rep
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

Loco dumbass  
Your one arrogant a hole.  If track speed is 50 and everyone is
averaging 40 it sure looks a whole lot better in percentages of
velocity than always averaging 40 in a 60. As stats stated. Running 60
in small splurts where your train actually can could make the small
difference needed to have a good arrival time without adding power or
reducing.Your comments are always geared towards the company KISS
attitude. As for TO we all know how it runs way under when not
necessary cost us all the arrival time noted at the beginning of the
trip. As for fuel conservancy it's a joke when you under power and
increase train lengths to the point it's impossible to meet
requirements. Using 1300 gallons of fuel that normally requires 800 is
not acceptable. We know what we use especially those of us who have
traveled the same territory for 20 years. As for laying off failures
and observations you have no clue what your talking about. The erad and
GPS reduced the number of supervisors in the field in regards to using
the radar or tracking locations. It has not however reduced the
companies orders to produce failures for Fra testing regulations and
for legal reasons. I doubt you understand their reasoning but I do
since I have been in direct contact with those using those failures for
defense purposes in court. Ask any old supervisor who has any time under
his belt what they were told...."If your not getting failures then your
not doing your job because they are out there! Get your numbers up or
consider exercising your seniority rights back into your craft!"

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

Dumbasses, average train speed won't get worse just because they raise
the speed limit. They aren't setting a speed trap, and they don't
want to fire anyone. We're getting busier and they're seeing that
alot of guys recalled aren't coming back. They've been told to lay
off of us for a little while because we can't afford to lose anyone.
Raising the speed is an attempt to get the trains over the road faster.
Maybe TO sucks alot of the time, but there are some trains that can do
track speed. Also, maybe it'll help them build reasonable sized trains
since they'll be 30mph under instead of 20, or maybe add better power.
They're spending alot to upgrade crossovers and switches, rail and
ties, and signal upgrades, that's all coinciding with the speed
increases. Give it a chance. I know I'd like to be home sooner, how
about you?

Name: Speed
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

As far as speed limits go I think they are just setting a ,speed trap
they will sit in the bushes with there radar guns and download unit.
And if you to fast for the track your fired.

Name: Contract
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

The last thing CSX wants to do is negotiate any contract or new
agreements. They will let any contract expire and abuse and fire and
terrorize just like they are doing. They donít want to sign any
agreements then they might have to honour them. Just like cprail ceo
creel is doing but his hand will be forced soon. Wake up people CSX
still wants to get rid of 4500 more of you. They donít care which
department they cut, the operating ratio has to come down for there big
Hh pr plan.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2018

If your train hits 60mph for any stretch of line longer than 20 miles,
the Roadmaster and track inspector on that subdivision should be fired.
Just sayiní...

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

All this talk about hourly for engineers is very intriguing but with a
certain General Chairman saying that we aren't even in negotiations
for an hourly agreement I have to call BS especially with the rate of
$51.36 an hour. Please share the email that states it's going to be
released May 1st or its all just BS!

Name: Stats
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Loco 
 Your right . Stats will suck for actual train speeds on certain lines
but making up time difference will prevent the bed for adding power.
I'm placed you can run 50 or better you can run 60 to make up list
time. Only time will tell if this will work. 10 mph faster in sprints
may or may not help. Now instead of conquering an up hill at 50 you can
do it at 60 and may be drop back to 50 instead of 40. You are right
though.  There will be those who will continue to complain because they
can't run track speed. Most of these people have control issues and are
never happy anyway. They need to get over it or quit. You answer the
phone you belong to them for 12 hours. Doesn't matter what they want.
Just tell them to shut up or quit. They know what they signed on for.

Name: Loco 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Hmmm 

Ha! Ha!  Lol!  Are you frickin kidding.all a speed increase will do is
make things worse. You can't run track speed with the TO and all the
underpowered motors they give you now. It will just piss off the hot
head engineers who cry like little bitches that can't run straight up
now!  God help us all! I don't want to hear their bitchy little arsses
now but not being able to go faster will make it worse. Second think
about it. What's that going to do to the numbers? The average train
speed in 2017 was 40. How they going to explain the comparables being
worse. I smell sabatog! Something isn't right in Denmark! Doing 40 in
a 50 is better than 40 in a 60.  Something stinks about this!

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2018

We are looking for temp Conductors for a Class 1 railway in the Midwest 
Accommodations are paid for plus $30 per day meal money. Hourly rate of
$43.00. Contact me? dp@powerrail.ca

Name: Hmm
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

How about those speed increases on the new system bulletin?? That'll be
interesting. 60 for mixed freight, 70 for intermodal! Let's skin er
back and move some shit!

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2018

XRF

Change is good at times. If UP has a shortage why would they offer
bonuses then spend all their time trying to fire someone? It doesn't
make sense. I don't know where you worked at, it sounds like you
were/are management. It would seem that if you had information to the
degree you suggest of intimidation you should do the right thing to
help those who were affected. Railroading today everyone should be
working strictly by the book. It was that way before I retired. No more
short cuts, do it their way. Don't trust anyone. Right before retiring
working a pusher I got 5 days in the street for doing what a yardmaster
told me to do. We were suppose to take a cut of cars to another yard. We
were short on time. Something came up that the YM wanted us to do. We
were still in the track in the clear but not one car length from the
clearance point which was a new rule. I told the YM about it he said
leave it he'll get another crew on it. Well, he didn't get another
crew on it. The next day got called to the office after I told the
trainmaster what happened the YM had no memory of anything. Like I said
don't trust anyone. No big deal 5 days off collected my hit & run
insurance then retired a few weeks later.

Name: Wondering 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Did Parkersburg,WV Trainmaster David Benson make cupcakes for his male
roommate and then have a pillow fight with him? We heard that he told
this on himself. Any true to this.? Is that why they call him ď
CupcakeĒ ?

Name: XRF
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2018

RRJIM 

It's too bad your not as smart as you think you are. I got news for
you. People need to be afraid of their shadows when any deal is made
with conditions that Money of any kind has to be returned. I was part
of it. I had my orders to stalk and prevent bonus pay outs. I was one
of the many who were given orders to get failures or look at another
craft. I know the shit that goes down and the underhanded tricks that
were ordered and still will be with any agreements that involve money
changing hands. the only protection an employee has is to pay low,stay
in the shadows and don't ask questions. You will be out on a list of
you dont. Remember when everyone was warned not to do any interviews
with the company editors who needed articles for the monthly division 
Flyer because you would eventually be written up for something. Ask
around and see how many people were. There are reasons for the
behaviors and they aren't for the crews benefits. Your gone. Did your
time and got lucky it went well for you. Those who are left know how it
works now and those with half a brain know what needs to be done.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

If you cash in your CSX stock you have made money, now if you reinvest
it in a stock that pays a good dividen. It will continue to grow your
in a win win position. You would be surprised after letting it grow for
years how much money you will have. And if you need cash take the
divedens you make. And leave the principle lump sum invested.

Name: Market
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

Yes I watch the markets, cn cp stock is on its way down now because they
have to replace everything that Hh sold off when he was in charge.
Employees share program was a good deal. People made money, CSX stock
will make gains, buy it being top off with the assets sold not by
generating new revenue.  I see where cp and cn is now, shortage of
equipment employees etc. I would not buy railway stock with all the
risk involved. There are much better stock. If you want a monthly
dividen that pays 14.50 percent here is a ticker  to look at.  FTN

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

APE

You don't look at the stock market. Do you? CSX is up after beating
the earnings projections. I sold all my CSX last year. Wish I would of
held on to a couple thousand shares. 

When did CSX pay HH $300 million? I know about the $84 million to buy
him out of his CP retirement. That should of never happened. As for the
$300 mil he died before completing his 4 year contract. They don't pay
that up front that was over the life of the contract.

Name: Duty
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

I have to agree with loco go to work do as required go home. I worked in
the yard at cp when Hh was there. They would pull you out of service for
any little thing. So we all did what was required of us nothing more or
less. No favours no or overtime, two managers would park in a truck
with binoculars and watch everyone. It did not matter how careful we
where they found something to pull you out of service for. They the
people in the ivory tower made the big bucks to make decisions. We did
not help them in anyway shape or form. Foote is doing this at CSX and
his methods are going to put CSX back years. Take these people for what
they are thieves, and they will line there pockets at anyoneís expense.
Only do what you are required to do and then go home. I figure you
people have about two more years of this bs.

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

XRF

Of course there are requirements that have to be met. If you get fired
or quit within 3 years you have to pay the money back. You sound like
you are afraid of your own shadow. CSX did the same years ago offered
relocation bonuses. Those that took it did good. Those complaining
about CSX here's a chance to go work for another railroad. If UP is
the same as CSX then it isn't just a CSX problem. Is it?

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2018

Iím just trying to get my time in. I doní t really care what the company
does. Tired of worrying about it. They are gonna do what they want just
like they always do and the union will act like they put up a hell of a
fight. Happens every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2018

Let us do a little math.

CSX pays Harrison 300 million while laying off 900 train crew. That 300
million would pay every single employee of that 900 $100,000 a year for
the next 3.33 years. Think about that. You may not have noticed how big
of an effect that would have on CSX... but your brain did.

Harrison takes the money then dies from the stress of realizing he is a
shit snake oil salesman with not a clue about quality or foresight into
understanding what it takes to invest in a company and take care of its
most critical component... its people.

Fast forward to this month when an over worked and tired CSX crew ends
their shift with a main line switch left open which sends an Amtrak
Engineer and Conductor to their deaths and injures over 100 passengers
and the resulting class action lawsuits that will after the lawyers
finish with CSX eat up another 20-40+ million or more not to mention
the millions of dollars in destroyed equipment all of which CSX is
liable for.

All of this of course happening while a saftey system designed to
detect unset switches was being repaired and no one thought to take
precautions to verify anything with no redundant safety systems active.

I believe Harrisons last words were somthing to the effect that all
heretics must be burned including all heretical customers who think
delays that shut down their factories exist.

When shit goes this wrong you need to focus on quality no matter what
it costs.

Do you job right from the top of the pyrimid CSX and all the way down
or vanish into the mist like all the other railroads before you who
also thought debt based money substitute fiat currency was what
mattered most. What you were actually supposed to be taking care of was
a service to society and your people and the preservation and
continuation of a great legacy that you have failed to live up to.

Sadly all of this falls on deaf ears of those in power who seek to burn
heretics in the hope that having less qualified crews and trains will
somehow get everything where it is supposed to be on time without
another disaster.

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

They are short conductors and hoggers, they are hiring retired guys back
over $400.00 a day if they go to work or not getting paid for stand by.
Cp doing it donít know about cn.  See what you have to look forward to
CSX. Yes itís funny how things get turned around after there terror
campaign.

Name: XRF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Loco  20-

2 days???  LIAR!  

Now to something more important! UP hiring and signing bonus.
Read the entire article in wallstreet. If you quit or you are fired
within the 3 year signing agreement with the UP you have to pay back
all the signing bonus. 

Sounds like the same crap CSX tried to pull with the new hires and
their injury free bonus they offered their first year. When the FRA was
notified about it they made them get rid of it. It just encouraged
injured new hires to keep their mouths shut. They changed it to
discipline instead.  Just remember if they over hire the UP will
probably do the same thing. Stalk, discipline and reduce along with
getting some of their money back. What happpened with the UP borrowing
out our guys?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hogger

You're a dumbass.  An operator is a skilled trade. It can be used
anywhere in the world in any industry.  Takes years to become an
operating engineer.   A locomotive engineer's FRA cert is shit at
best.  I've trained chimps in two days to run a train.  One cannot
intelligently compare the two.

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

If other carriers are offering$25000.00 to hire on, this is the standard
fee they give employees to relocate. And they would pay market price for
your house that was sold. So for a recruiting company that is offering
this relocation fee is a good deal. And they are not going to invest
that money in you, just to fire you on there property. When a carrier
canít move a train because they donít have, qualified crews it cost
them millions. A friend of mine was layed off, received a job with
different carrier, and loves it they treat him like gold. And never did
take recall from the company that layed him off.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Loco 20-30 power 


Kiss my ass loser. If you think being an engines is not a skill your a
loser who didn't pass your runs or your woethless at it and no one
wants to work with you. Anyone who is trained and skilled and gets
certification is a skilled worker. Heavy equipment, back hoe operators
etc...your just a company mole mouth piece on here to distract others
from looking at going elsewhere where the money and the treatment is
better.  You need your arss kicked to the curb.

Name: Don the Flipper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

If your last name starts with you get to flip!! Dont be mad at me man, i
dont call

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

Hh created the intimidation game  of firing people to get his way. Foote
doing the same thing. Treating employees like they are the enemy cutting
jobs to get the operating ratio down, mothballing and selling equipment.
And not serving customers and there needs. Employees that are fired or
layed off have options to work for other carriers. You are not moving a
train without the proper certifications. Like cn and cp the people that
where layed off found other work. Lots did not return, they need people
to run the trains yesterday and they donít have crews to do this. The
training of new people takes time,now all of a sudden qualified people
are important again. They will train many but only a portion will stick
it out after getting a taste of rr life. The stock at CSX is not
climbing like they had planned and I feel Hh pr plan is going to be
stale not bullish. If you are a qualified conductor or engineer take
that job at another carrier and donít look back at CSX.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

I just read that BNSF & UP are offering $25,000 signing bonuses to
attract railroaders from other railroads. They have worker shortages
due to increased business. It didn't mention locations.

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Just received email 4-23.  51.32 has been agreed upon.  Membership will
vote in May for ratification.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Certification?  That's a joke.  A conductor or engineer IS NOT A SKILL.
That certification is worthless.

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

With what you people are going threw at CSX with Foote cutting so many
jobs to manipulate the numbers. You all have certifications that is the
same as having money in the bank. If you are layed off from CSX. There
are lots of railroads in North America that would love to have you
working for them. Foote is going to pay down the road when they donít
have trained crews to run the trains. Watching that happen here in
Canada. You will go threw some rough times but will overall win the
fight and be more appreciated.

Name: Jasper needs conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/LocationPhotos-g154918-Jasper_Jasper_National_Park_Alberta.html
 work out of jasper this is your back tard

Name: Just a few google many more
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://m.wowjobs.ca/jobs-train+conductor-jobs

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

Be adventurous come work for the railroad here, the province Iím from
there are 100000 fishing lakes. And the same in other provinces, get
your citizenship and your heath care is covered by the goverment. And
then you just by extra insurance if you want. Cn is hiring 2000
trainpeople to start so is cp. and there are smaller railroads hiring.
Hh cut the staff by over 30 percent at each railroad. Now they need
these people back and some. Check it out get away from bad relationship
etc. The summers are great across Canada. The winter harsh at times, but
is a great country to live and work in low crime.

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

Yeah right! 51 bucks an hour? Are you serious, lol! More like 22 an
hour. Don't post carp on here like that. 

This is a company mole trying to make sure more people dont quit. They
know most furloughed employees are not coming back and the pressure is
being felt so this idiot put this on there to help retain employees a
while longer. When May comes there will be a post about some delay in
the negotiations but back pay will be offered. Don't fall for this bs.

Name: WeStop4DoNuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2018

Hourly rate of $51.32/HR has been negotiated.  Will be released after
1st of May.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2018

Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall actually saved NS 21 times the
damages to be the scapegoats so they should counter-sue for 21 times
injuries huh?
http://www.themilitant.com/2018/8217/821755.html
Norfolk Southern sues rail workers for crash damage
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court April 5, the company claims
that engineer Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall were responsible
for the ďtotal destructionĒ of two locomotives and extensive damage to
other rail cars. The bosses are asking the court to find these workers
liable for damages to the locomotives, rail cars, tracks, right of way,
communications and signal equipment, the costs of cleaning up spilled
diesel fuel, as well as payouts to landowners adjacent to the wreck and
Norfolk Southern customers whose freight was delayed.
In fact, there is a clear trend in recent years toward making
our business more difficult and costly.

The best example that I can give you is the positive train
control mandate--a $10 billion expenditure by 2015. The cost
benefit ratio is 22:1. The railroads will have to cut other
expenditures to pay for it. We spent $9 billion last year on
maintenance and expansion, and weíll spend $9 billion this year,
except $700 million of that will be on the first steps of PTC
implementation. What will fall out of the budget? What will fall
out when the PTC spend is $1.2 billion a year in 2011?
Expansion? Certainly! But what about tie replacement and other
things that make the railroad safer? Itís not a threat, itís just the
way it is. Something has to give. There needs to be a more reasonable
deployment of PTC, and Congress has to help us pay
for it. Congress should enact a railroad tax credit this year!

Name: 3rdEyeSees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Funny how many foreign line locos are hauling our trains around right
now.  Wonder how these ginned up numbers will look once the horsepower
hours run out and these morons have to actually pay to run?  Another
joke.  These stockholders are so 'effin gullible.

Name: Sales pitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 April 2018

Hh PR railroading is the sales pitch that Hh calls his raid. Foote knows
the script and is going forward with it. They want everyone to believe
that they are creating this mean lean machine that is going to have the
cash flowing in like water coming out of a tap. Recording false train
times dwell times and really it is a smoke screen to sell all the
assets of CSX. Lose many customers and valueable employees .They have
turned managers into useful idiots  to enforce there deceptions.once
they canít sell anything more they will jump ship. The next crew will
have to try and repair all the damage , just like they are doing now at
cn and cp.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Ape 10-

So saving for a rainy day or having 4 months salary saved or having an
emergency fund is being an idiot? Having surplus is not stupid for a
business that lives by how the economy is running at the moment. It can
change at the drop of a hat. One bad investment or one stupid
announcement from the Potus can change everything and leave the company
vulnerable looking for the last minute funds or assets to liquidate to
stay above water. Don't encourage other to NOT SAVE for difficult
times! CSX is towing a dangerous line.

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

If your an experienced railroader and your certification is up to date.
You could get a work visa and get a job at any railroad in Canada in a
heart beat. They canít hire people fast enough, because Hh cut so many
jobs here. Ceo creel is sweating now that the stock is in decline and
he has to stop the bulliying now and settle the contract. And the
goverment is in no hurry to force strikers back to work if they strike.
Foote is doing the same thing at CSX. CSX will have to do the same thing
they have to do at cn and cp. CSX is in the cutting and bullying mode
now. I have a good idea how things are going to pan out at CSX. Just
buy watching what they did with us in Canada. A railroader is a
railroader. There are no boarders.

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

Your an idiot you get rid of waste and buy as you need. That is
efficiency. Having surplus on the books is a waste of money. Plus all
the new requires less maintenance, just like the boat and truck you
have financed for 20yrs.

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

Car repair let them down greater you and do what they want. Hh cut so
many mechanical staff he had managers work there days off repairing
cars to try make up for the cuts. One year after Hh has been gone. They
hired thirty five more carman to meet the demands of maintance. And that
is system wide. They deferred repairs by storing cars to manipulate the
numbers for there quarterly reports. Steel on steel baby they can fix
it now or fix it later. But they know this. Just play the game. We win
in the end. Now in Canada they have to replace all the equipment they
sold. Replace the men they cut. Itís just a big raid for the greedy.

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-rail-strike-could-disrupt-passenger-train-service-operators-warn/

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

Conductor
Yup, Steve Salyers.  I didn't think he deserved the respect of me
spelling his name correctly.  He is very short with very little hands
and a ginormous ego.  He's a master bullshitter also.  Can't believe
corporate hasn't seen through it.

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Your pay scale has to expire with present contract first. They canít
introduce it till next contract , I think thatís what they are gearing
up for!

Name: EARS OPEN!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Hourly wages

Just heard yesterday that some officials at the school in Atlanta were
saying that the hourly wages were a done deal and we just don't know
it yet. We all know how rumors are but this came from someone still
involved with the school.  Better be getting up your Local Chairman and
General Chairman's rear and get some straight answers on the
negotiations going on behind your backs!

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

http://www.bnn.ca/cp-rail-starts-to-shut-down-operations-as-strike-looms-1.1062501

Name: carrepair/Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville

Ignore smart ass ape. If you are doing your job like you are supposed
to and doing it my FRA laws then go ahead an let him cut two jobs off.
They pulled that shit a few years ago at Avon yard and it bit them in
the ass. We continued to work by the law and do our jobs right and it
slowed shit down to a crawl because of man power shortages as they
called it. When they found out we were being intimidated to rush
because they were the ones who cut us they were forced to put the
positions back on.  We had a few FRA guys showing up after we all
complained to the FRA about it and they actually shopped the shit out
of the cars. We all just sat back and laughed. If they got any train
crews doing any of your work make sure you time slip them too for doing
your work . Leave a paper trail!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville,

Sounds like typical Steve Salyers. Short guy with a big ego?  Dealt
with him in Philly for a while. Management by fear. Guys on the yard
board refused to take a road job one time. He cut the yard list all the
way down to 1 turn. Then got pissed when yard jobs weren't filled. We
aren't launching rockets, boys. Just running trains. No rocket
scientists needed here!

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

Louisville


I would say be a little more efficient.

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

Steve Sowers told the carmen that if they didn't work the tracks faster
he would cut two jobs off.  How is that ethical?  He's basically
telling them to take short cuts and break rules or lose jobs.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2018

Just a thought when Hh was at cn and cp. Management where putting failed
audits on employees file that management fabricated. And never notified
the employee or gave them a copy of failed audit. In one shop the union
found 160 fabricated failed audits attached to peopleís files. The
reason for this they figure is to make it easier to dismiss an
employee. Guys started looking a t there personnel files to see if
information was accurate. The confusion is not by mistake!!!!

Name: cond/switchman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Young pups


Just a piece of advice. It looks like with the observation testing
going on and some TMs interpreting the rules different than written
that we are headed back to a repeat of what happened when CSX first
took over conrail and came out with their first rules book. The
language was so screwed up that everything could be twisted to several
points of view. It got so bad that the operating rules department had
to put out a bulletin covering several rules that the supervisors were
interpreting differently and writing people up for. They gave the final
interpretation and order as to what their meanings were. It sounds like
its going to happen again. Tom Wolf wrote the book our latest book and
purposely reduced a ton of clutter and stupid micro managing rules that
no one needed. His exact words were...... Im hoping that I reduced it
enough and clarified things so that we wont have the confusion that
went on in the past!  
If you are given a failure or told by a supervisor that you failed a
test on a rule that they are interpreting differently you need to
immediately notify your LC and send an email to the operating rules
department for clarification. There is no way in hell that we need the
same fiasco that we had before.  There is no time for this and having
failures removed from your record is a pain in the butt! Just ask any
old head what happened when this all went down. It was a nightmare and
took months to get it under control!

Name: !!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Surprise!!!!  


Big wig C.O.O  Harris showed up at Avon yard for a surprise visit!  Be
careful everyone!  Sounds like they might be sneaking in the back door!

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

Hey conductor. Youre a grown man. Turn your ball cap around with the
bill out front and speak into the radio so i can hear you. Stop trying
to be cool and  do your damn job you 35 year old frat boy! Also turn
that stupid phone off.

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

Mr hogger you complain about your conductor. In my day we would cover
for a mate lots had a crisis etc going on. We helped our mates on and
off the job. So many go threw divorce get bad news. And you know it is
hard to get time off work. If it was a repeated practice with the same
guy you take them a side and have the talk on his behaviour. Stick
together people especially now with all the changes.

Name: Stock manipulation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

When you take from peter to give to Paul, looks good for awhile. But
with that kind of thinking and formula it comes to a point. Losing half
your customers that generated revenue is not a  good model for cash
flow. Something has to compinsate for that lost revenue. Selling assets
cutting staff etc. But it will come to a head. When mantle canít extract
anymore value from CSX they will move on. Leaving new ceo to restock
equipment men etc. Just like cn and cp are doing now after they where
raided. By Hh and friends

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

Be careful what you wish for hogger, your going to be one man crew
before you know it. Like the saying goes, you donít know what you had
till itís gone.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Conductor 

My conductor got on oyr train at 2 am this morning and made his frickin
bed before we even got out of the terminal limits. Of course I had to
call the sigs. And run the train and be alert and stay awake while his
lazy ass slept to the other end. We all have issues with our jobs but
I'm sick of you smart mouth pricks always dogging engineers with that
stupid fu...king remark we just go forward and backwards. When I get
done setting up my PTC and doing all my paperwork that's required and
checking my units then I get everything set up the best way I can so
I'm not miserable the whole trip. Our job is mental. Your job is more
physical. Duh duh..couple a car....Duh duh....lace an air hose.....Duh
duh...throw a switch. Now read a work order then get up on the engine
and go to sleep while I stay awake all night making sure we get across
the road in one piece safely. we could bash each other till the cows
come home. Fact is I didn't need his ass on the train. Utility man
could have done his work in the yard. Another one at the other end. He
was a waste of space in the cab. I would have been more than happy to
run alone!

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

Hogger you sit in your cumphy seat in the cab, itís not as nice as the
lazy boy in your living room. What is your job again, ahead two cars
stop back ten cars stop. Job stress to much for you ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

please tell me that other subdivisions have conductors that are useless
and serve no purpose in getting a train over the road. i cant believe
what i see on a daily basis. i cant be the only one who has to deal
with this.

Name: csx record profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Yeah right, $650 million profit! I wonder since they just make up
numbers why they didn't say a higher number? We all know they lie
about the numbers. Especially the departure times, dwell times, recrew
rates, velocity, crew availability, and on and on. Very convenient to
make up numbers when YOU DETERMINE THE NUMBERS OFF YOUR OWN MADE UP
METRICS! Anyone who works for CSX knows all these numbers are made up
to sound good to the stockholders but we really know this company is
going downhill fast and its just a matter of time before its scrapped
out and sold to the highest bidder. There is no future CSX, no matter
what numbers they make up. The board of directors should all be fired
and put in jail for allowing this company to be taken over by a hedge
fund. The board of directors are responsible for the best interest and
future of this company. Then again, I know they are being paid off as
well. Proxy votes for the board of directors and shareholder buyback
are due by May 7. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

Name: CSX Record Profits
E-mail: corporate@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2018

Today, after the market closed, CSX reported record profits of over
six hundred fifty million dollars ($650,000,000.00). And it seems that
Hunter Harrison's hand-picked successor was the right choice.

We salute you Mr. Foote...!And now, we'll swallow or pride and drink
all the CSX punch that you can provide!

Name: Friends
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 April 2018

Yes retired still read the blogs, I still have friends that are close to
retiring and help them with that. And Iím an investor on the stock
market. Lots pull there shares out of company and want to no where to
park there money for good returns. You can be retired and still have a
indirect connection to the railway.

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

Retired but still following and posting on a RR site. LOL!

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

I retired last year Iím third generation, one family member was killed
on rr. The rr was built on booze, it was not accepted at all when I
started, I had a good career on the rr.we worked in all conditions and
most of the guys helped each other. It was a tight community,and
management treated you with respect. I witnessed all the changes just
before I left. Cameras pulled out of service for next to nothing. If I
had to start now the way it is I wouldnít. I would work else where for
half the money. The generations of the past did have the best years on
the railway. Now itís like a consintration camp. I feel bad for the new
guys that work under the new conditions. Things where suppose to get
better for modern rr but it is more worse than ever. Good luck

Name: Lol
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

In the event of a strike and management runs the trains at cp, they have
that hurry up get er done attitude. You will see more derailments with
these clowns, maybe ceo creel will go all out and buy managers sleeping
bags and pillows so they can sleep in the cab. Only in Canada you say.
Lol lol

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

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-railway-faces-possible-train-crew-walkout-as-union-members-vote-to/

Name: Testedagsin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Crews 

It's on! The testing is back and coming on strong. New rule book was
reduced to get rid of a shit load of micro management rules now they
are confused on stopping distances at switches. Make sure every move
you make stops in the clear of any adjacent track even when it is
already properly lined for your move and if there is a yellow tie stay
way behind it. Big hit right now. If you can't stop in the clear
notify ym you are fouling clearance point. Remember if equipment left
per orders won't be in the clear occupy the entire switch to the track
with the equipment!

Name: Pay back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

You guys at CSX are now where we where with Hh at cn and cp. itís
contract time look north and see the fucken ceo creel and friends are
going to get. CSX will pay for all there shit to down the road.

Name: Retired Now
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Conductor,
What I expected.  Myself?  Suffered account of other's screw-ups
numerous times.  Again, am well aware of how things are now days 
(regulations, rules, etc.).

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

Retired now. 

Just another full of yourself blah blah. Couldn't help but post. Sure
you would be written up the first week if you came back today. Always
know how to do things better but not by the rules. Good riddance
because both guys go down now for one person's dumb ass move. How you
like that assinine comment!

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

What I see & read on this website = none of you could've hacked it in
the days gone by.  Posting anything regarding such is a pure waste of
time - would just be answered with asinine, smart, snotty comments from
persons that have no real clue.  FNGs are the worst.  Plenty of douche
bags that aren't worth minimum wage earning six figures a year or
close complain about taxes & union dues.  Most engineers today
wouldn't make a dimple on a real engineer's butt.  Most conductors
today can't switch a bean out of a bag of noodles without making extra
unnecessary moves, if they can handle that.  Babysat lots of both.  Most
supervisors are a PITA too account very little, if any, experience out
in the field but they have the power to impose discipline.  Yeah, am
well aware of all of today's rules, etc.    Railroading never was &
never will be, for everybody.
Glad to be outta there.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Train crews/mechanical 

You made a wise choice. Both engineers and conductors suffer body
abuse. Some in different ways than others. I was a conductor for 10
years then decided to change to engineer when it was offered. I never
had lower back, leg and neck problems until I got stuck in the seats
from hell on a regular basis. Road conductors deal with the same shit.
Seats too low, seats to high, seats rocking like shit, seats hard as a
rock and seats that won't stay adjusted. Working on the ground screws
your feet up for awhile until you get used to the balast. climbing on
cars and bending over all the time putting air hoses together
especially when its cold as hell takes its toll after years. Facts are
both engineer and conductors get screwed up one way or another. Any
body with any time out here knows the truth. Only basement foamers come
on here and spout off otherwise.

Name: Train crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

My first three years on the rr I was a conductor. It got to me going to
work all hours of the day. And to sit in the same seat for hours on a
end staring at two rails was not for me. I transferred to the
mechanical department. Which was a much better fit for myself. To be a
trainman you have to be cut out for it, but was not for me. Now with
cameras on you must really suck.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Brakeman. 

Don't fall for the crap. That earlier post was not from an enginner
about injuries. It was an oldhead conductor. He even made references
about his hogger.  That company mole who posted that crap about his
recliner and digging on engineers is a csx mole paid to distract. 
Guessing they didn't like the question about the PTC which was a damn
good one! Something the FRA should be asking questions about. These
moles always chime in when hot topics show up that involve federal law
violations or bring the spot light out on a subject of company
incompetence. Idiot couldn't even figure out who wrote it. Man, the
company watch dogs will hire anyone to sit under their rocks!

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Trolls. 

Looks like you don't like having the truth put out there. CSX company
sucks. Probably had injuries but were scared little punks who wouldn't
turn them in for fear of being head hunted. Don't deny it happens.
Comments from young pup conductors dogging the hoggers are posers too.
Climate controlled cabs.LOL LOL! Like they all work! Laughed my ass off
when engineer cub got tossed out of the seat on bad rail and busted his
ass. Back sore for a week. Told him welcome to the club after he
cleaned his lunch up off the floor!  Can't wait till you snot nosed
conductors get sent to school and have to be real hoggers all the time.
Not little fly night pups practicing. You'll learn. You ain't as tough
and fit as you think! Can't wait till you get your back screwed up from
lateral motion! Engine seat aint no barco lounger. Then you would know
that if you weren't a bunch of trolls!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Federal regulators put CSX rail sale on hold. Just read on Jacksonville
Business Journal

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

I worked rr thirty five years with one injury. All the injuries you have
listed,either your an unsafe worker, or a hypochondriac. Either way with
all your injuries you must of been away more from work than you where on
the job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Yeah engineers must have it so rough, you know the conditions are
terrible having to sit in a chair inside of a climate controlled
environment, burning at most 4 calories a day. I bought a chair for my
living room that vibrates, I paid 3 grand for this thing and I love it,
wish I knew how bad vibrations were for my body before getting this.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Engineers 

What the hell is up with this PTC crap where a crew got charged for not
going one train length at 10 mph after They went into suppression. They
said PTC reports it as if it in emergency because it took control of
the train. I've had it set me up several times for no reason. Each
time it says to recover by putting it in suppression. NOT EMERGENCY!
Dispatch reminded me to follow the emergency rule. I told him I was a
key train and if I had to follow emergency rule the we should be
following the rule for a,key train in emergency. Told him we would
start walking it. He said that wasn't necessary. So what is it. We
putting 2 different rules together now? What's up with this crap. I
had someone tell me if you know it's going to set you up just go ahead
and put in suppression when it happens and the erad won't ding it as an
emergency. Is this right? Anyone else dealing with this trash out here?
Sounds like they have a communications problem with the system. How can
they charge anyone with a train in emergency rule violation when it
clearly instructs you to recover it using suppression?

Name: Lc pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

If your lc is off a lot , he is most likely getting full pay still by
the union, he just has to show heís off on union business. Itís a good
gig!!!!

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

the ble lc needed another extended weekend. He's off again.  our lc
marked up late last night went to work and it wasn't a dh.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

North American 
Apparently your what they call a professional train rider. I've been
working locals and yard jobs my whole career. I've pounded the rocks
in 30 below and 110 heat index. I've had torn roter cuffs, sprained
ankles, back injuries, neck injuries and just a torn down body from
years of it. My hoggers have had backs and nerve damage from being beat
in the seats. Every heard of body vibration injury? One of the most
common injuries diagnosed in this business. They got carpal tunnel in
their wrist and hearing loss from noisy ass cabs that exhaust air in
their faces and radios you got to keep blaring to hear them. I don't
know what your doing out there but my body is beat down from years of
this job and I'm not the only one. Maybe your just a superman or maybe
your just a shit stirring troll but I do know your comments are pure
horse shit and sound like something a management suck would say. you
arernt a real railroaded for sure. Maybe a paper pysher.

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

I never had to marked off for a union meeting. Everyone can make it to
4-6 meetings a year without marking off. If your local/division has 100
members at least 25% can be at the meeting. The excuse most have given
when this issue has been brought up before is they didn't want to give
up anytime of their own. It's around 2 hours to go deal with what's
going on at the railroad. It's the time to bring up problems. If
that's not important enough to take a couple hours out of your time
then why complain?

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Up

It sounds like we work on the same sub.  Our LC is about 4ft and he's
a hothead who is marked of constantly.  The utu Lc and Previous Lc mark
off every weekend and threw the week.

Name: Training
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

To the person paying $6500 for training to get a railway job, you can
claim that on you income tax and make that money back in a short time.
A person that goes to a trade school or college for up to four years
pays a hell of a lot more. And when not in school working minimum wage
job to keep paying tuition. I work for the railway, I donít know why
you are looking for sympathy!!  And on the railway you have better job
security than most any other employer. When you have a democratic
goverment that pays for all these people with five kids or more to be
on welfare, the tax payers pay for all the freebies these bums get.
With trump he has saved lots of tax payers money by cutting these bums
off welfare. The middle class people have always paid the bill for the
rich and the poor. Enjoy your life the best way you can pal. Time flys.

Name: Up
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

well the utu Lc and his bitch (xlc) laid off union again. Those two are
off every weekend union.   The Lc marks off a lot Mon-Thurs too.  and
manages to mark up just in time to catch a deadhead or a mailtrain. 
The Midget that represents the ble is off all the time too. 

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

Name: North America 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Railroader work crazy hours in all kinds of weather. Most on the job
training is on pay. You have good medical early retirement, and great
pay. And your not in a physically demanding job. i:e walking throwing a
switch applying hand brakes if you struggle with this get wimpy self to
the gym!And company share options. A lot of people that work 9 to 5
both man and women in the house both  work and still donít make what a
single railroader makes. I New a hogger that bitched all the time he
was at work and off the job. Well they ended up firing him with cause.
Now that he works in the real world itís not so great. His exact words
now are he would blow the boss in front of every one to get his hogger
job back. You donít know what you have till itís gone. Most people
learn that the hard way!!!

Name: Ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Ha ha I retired with 35 years on the railroad liked my job most of the
time, and made more money than most of the people I know. My point was
you make good money. The more you make the higher the deductions. Buy
so many complain and hate working at the railroad. So if it is to much
resign and work outside the rr for a third of the money.

Name: Ha ha
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Money. 
Your so full of crap. There isn't a mile long line of people wanting
our jobs. No one with a college degree wants it because they don't
want to spend the rest of their lives away from home, on call, working
all hours of the day and night and fighting for the union agreed
rights. It takes a special person to stay out here year after year and
live this life style. We may not need a college degree but I've spent
the last 20 years testing every year. It's called continuing
education. I paid 6500 grand for my job and went through 4 weeks of
training. I spent 4 weeks training to get my engineers license. There
are alot of jobs that don't require a college degree. Get so sick of
you pukes making it sound like our jobs are low class and only for
morons. I know several people with college degree who can't tie their
own damn shoes. I'm proud of the job I do. So is my family even though
they don't see me much. If you think this job is so low class then quit
and get that college degree. Go home every night and keep your hands
clean. Hope you bring home more than 22,000 every 4 months.

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

$44000.00 gross $22000.00 in fourteen weeks is great money. Try to earn
that kind of money outside the railroad with just a high school
education. Your pention everything is deducted for your future also.
You are putting in long hours at work,your not roofing or pouring
cement. Put things in perspective. There are lots of people that would
trade you jobs!!!!

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

Loco 

Amen. I can't afford the points. Meetings on Friday or Saturday cost
you 4 points. Why not have them on a Wednesday so people have a chance
to get back home after they dog you all weekend. Maybe drop turn or get
a personal day to go. Better chance of that in the middle of the week.
Any way you look at it the railroad has it set up so people can't go
without giving up days or taking points. Just the way they want it. But
then who is encouraged to go when the union's won't answer questions
or keep us in the loop. Don't even keep the LC's informed. My reps
been trying to get answers from the GC for weeks now. Said he's had
enough of this shit. Why do you think so many of them are jumping ship
and taking management positions. They see the writing on the wall. Look
at all the post from CN  people who dealt with the HH and Foote team.
Our union's are in for the battle of their lives if they decide to do
what's right by federal law and represent us! Not holding my breath.
Smell a shit load of horse trading under the table!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

yea. its real easy to make it to a union meeting. i think i will lay off
and get points. i dont have the option of laying off union business. the
only thing i can plan is not being able to make a plan.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Meetings

Good post. Union can't do anything if no one goes to the meeting to
air their grievances. One area the union locals/divisions have a lot of
say is on the territory they represent. Changes in local agreements can
be done with only 6 people (the minimum to hold a meeting). I think the
issue is this generation grew up in a time from the late '80s to the
present where unions have been bashed as being all bad. I don't think
they understand the complexity that rail unions have on them under the
Railway Labor Act.

Name: TIRED/UNSAFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Payin the RRBoard people

Just looked at my pay stub. Ive made 44,000 this year so far and have
brought home 22,000.  Less than half what I have made.  Screw this. Ive
been worked into the ground and Im tired as hell.  Think I will file for
FMLA!  Oh, and Im one of the suckers who got their Personal day taken
away from me when they decided they were going to punish us for not
working enough and freeze them until April 7th. Screwed me out of my
little boys birthday party.  Yeah, us railroaders are soooo rich!  Hey
union reps.... what kind of punishment are you going to impose on the
company for screwing with the caps and violating our union agreement.  
Score....Hunter from the grave 1....Unions 0 !

Name: Meetings
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

There where lots of times I would show up at a union meeting and they
had to cancel it, because there was not enough people. Other than the
reps and two members. You would get a turn out if there was a big issue
looming. That is the way it is now days no one could be bothered. When I
started in 1980 most meetings where standing room only and management
did not want any trouble with the union, I remember about ten years
ago. A manager said when you guys had a union my job was a lot harder,
and now he tells members to get to work, work threw breaks and has no
concern about the union rules. So the lack of interest in your union
gives management free reign with you. Now everyone is spineless, to
busy for meetings or involvement. Rules being broken peoples jobs cut.
And a hand full of reps are suppose to make everything beautiful all
the time. And when the minimum amount of members vote on an issue. The
ones that did not vote seem the most pissed off and blame the union.
You pay union dues to protect your jobs and your future employment. But
if you sit back and watch it all taken away without putting up a fight
and blame everyone else for the outcome. If someone is going to take
away something from me Iím going to make it as hard as I can for them
to do it. And then once the company has made its mind up to sell
everything there is not much anyone can do anyways.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

Xlc there you go again is someone else going to look into it. You have a
health and safety committe call them, you have a phone call fra. There
are lots of branches in your union keep calling. Why would you take the
word of tm or any management. Ask them to show you the bullit on
training. You have the right by law to refuse unsafe work. If someone
told you ya we started jumping off bridges  would you follow. Or ask
questions for your own safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Anderson can't handle stress at all, but Norm can, and he does it well.
Wonder why they are polar opposite?

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Playing yardmaster, 1 day would not shut up ab the onboard and harassed
ab ot. Then with only 15 min til relief showed up, sent crew back out
to do more work, which couldn't have been done cuz another job was
working in same area and was blocked for 30 min, could have waited 15
min for next shift to come on. Trying to play yardmaster isn't
something he can handle apparently.

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

Louisville slave

What did Anderson do this time? Did he pull more of his hair out?

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

Not fooled your a 100 percent right, you reap what you sow. If everyone
put a grievance in on the same rules broken. And maybe it is the same
manager violating the rule. The union has to address it and so does the
company. It might take a while but the paper trail is there. One thing I
found with Hh and his team, they put every little infraction on your
personal file and where even caught making shit up putting on an
employees file. So when you where on the mat you looked like a terrible
employee. Our union randomly checked employees files and found lots of
false information being entered on peopleís files. In one shop they
found 160 entries that where made up and put on employees files. If the
members started putting in grievances as group or individual grievance,
there is a record of it and it will be addressed in time. And it also
shows that the company is not honouring the collective agreement. The
union reps cannot. Take gossip or rumours to an arbitrator. The reps
needs facts on paper to present at these hearings. So help yourself and
other members by filing a grievance. And when the company gets tired of
dealing with grievances maybe they will change there behaviour. But
again to do nothing you will just get more of the same treatment. Itís
your union brothers and sisters. Our guys in Canada never let up on Hh,
at the end of the day he had to deal with the grievances and make the
members whole. It took a while but the union did there job and the
system worked. And Hh was pissed.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Conductor 30+

I don't think he has any other pension besides RRB. I know he began
railroading out of Grafton, WV around 1974 on the B&O. He transferred
to Virginia on the C&O around 1985. He brought up the taxing of RRB in
WV back around 2016. That was after WV took a big hit with the EPA
attack on coal. Next time we talk I'll ask him about it.

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

Louisville trainmaster/yardmaster john anderson is a dumbass worthless
excuse for a manager. Treats his guys like shit and doesnt need to be
working here

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

I retired just before Hh left, and Hh gave our unions a run for there
money. I was pulled out of service twice under Hh. Union got me back
with back pay. A majority of people fired under Hh where returned to
work with full benefits. Over all I give the unions in Canada an 8 out
of 10. The reps that did not do there jobs where voted out. Attending
union meetings is where I found out the critical information on what
was going on. And our national reps attended local halls and brought us
up to speed on what was going on and we questioned them on everything.
Yes you get the lazy reps. That think they are part of management, but
they donít last long when they are voted back to the field. It sends a
message to the rest of them. I think on some railways there is a lack
of involvement by the members. They only get worked up where changes
where made that they donít like but never bothered voting on. And are
to lazy to read the collective agreement and to lazy to put a grievance
in when the rules are violated. So when you sit back and do nothing ,
you get the same results nothing.

Name: iStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Just received email.  Hourly rate will be set at 23.25/hr.  Have a Nice
Day.

Name: Last post
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

Yes I think this last post is the way CSX is going to unfold. Makes a
lot of sense to divide, CSX up for sale to highest bidders. I think
that is why CSX could care  a less about losing so many customers. The
new owners can worry about them. Foote will suck every dollar out of
CSX. Then head back to Canada, just like Hh did in Canada to cn and cp.
It is a bloody shame they can come in and do this to a company, not
giving a shit about employees and there families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Well RRJim,
Your co-worker should check into this. Is the person receiving dual
benefits & the SS is taxed? Or perhaps another private pension plan
benefit that can be taxed?

Federal Income Tax and Railroad Retirement Benefits
(notice published by the RRB 02/28/18)
Questions and Answers:
Q #18. - Are Railroad Retirement and Railroad unemployment and sickness
benefits paid by the RRB subject to state income taxes?
A #18. - The Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Acts
specifically exempt these benefits from state income taxes.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Conductor 30+

I still get that confused on Tier I & Tier II. Not all RRB is exempt
from state taxes. One of my co-workers retired moved back to West
Virginia which had always been exempt. West Virginia changed it a
couple years ago, so now his RRB is state taxed.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Insured

I was basing it on early retirement at age 60 with 30 years (360
months) RRB credit. I've been retired from CSX since 2010. My numbers
is what every person I know who has retired was offered. Not the same
as early retirement with less than 60/30. Even those that go on
occupational disability with less than 30 years into RRB at times have
difficulty with health coverage. In your case retiring early you can
stay on COBRA for 18 months. After that? I can't remember if you
mentioned your age or time in service. If one has 5 years or less why
go early? That time goes quickly.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Here is what I think Foote will do he in the next few years cut as many
employees as he can. Then when CSX has skeleton crews,and they all fear
losing there jobs, and there being no resistance, thatís when he will
try and make all the changes. Each contract he will take and take. But
he has to get the remaining employees feeling really vulnerable.

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

If you want to find out what CSX is planning to offer you. Go on google
the contract of cn and cp employees that work on the USA side of the
company. Or better yet if you can talk to one of the cn cp guys, they
would be able to give you people some advice. Those people been threw
it all working for Hh for four years.

Name: Leaving too
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured 

If your only doing 22 years and your not going to be 60 then yes you
will pay more and will only be covered with the cobra option. I'm
doing  20 and will be 53. These guys who left early but were 60 already
are treated different. Different rules for people who quit early before
60.

My condolences to the crews that are getting screwed right now on the
great lakes division!

Name: No doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Before signing anything, you better consider how much your livelihood,
your family, spending time with family are worth. Personally I wouldnít
sell my soul for no less than 50 bucks an hour. Once the Railroad has
you then your life is done. 30 years experience talking here. Just what
is your freedom worth?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Best advice is to not listen to rrjim, he should have gave it up a long
time ago

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

RRJim,
RR Retirement, unemployment, & sickness benefits are exempt from state
income taxation.
Not sure what was meant but Tier I is the Social Security equivalent.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured:

Retired in 2014, age 60, 477 RR service months. Spouse is 30 months
older than I, and now on RR Medicare.  That Medicare premium is $206.
per mo., which is deducted from her monthly annuity & the supplemental
ins. plan cost for her from United Healthcare = $192. per mo., so
$398.00 total.  No dental or vision.  Deductible & out of pocket
stuff.....   
Ins. premium for me is $240 per/mo. (GA46000 is a freebee thanks to our
unions & the GA23111 plan costs the $240. With both = a lifetime
monetary limit of around $660 K. - which will hopefully be enough until
Medicare age is reached.) 
As of now, $638.00 monthly for health ins. for just the 2 of us. 
No doubt that amount will increase.  Gotta have it.  Safety First.

Name: Fine print
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

I retired last year. My advice to all of you Foote is pretty  crafty,
and wants bang for his buck. Any contract CSX puts on the table it will
not be for your benefit. I strongly suggest to look past the $$$$$ signs
and really take the time to read everything including any fine print or
sucker words.

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

RRJIM 

just got off the phone with highnark/united and they told me the same
thing again. If I retire early with 22 years same deal. 794.00 for 18
months with cobra. Didn't know where you got your numbers. Where are
you reading this info for premiums?

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Sounds to me that the SMART Union is being Smart by holding off on
negotiations.. BLET JUMPED TO QUICK ON THIS..!!! makes a Employee
wonder how much of a kick back that they got.. We BLETCHLEY suckers
need to atleast get 46 dollars an hour just to break even at where
we're at now..!!!! You're going to lose big... Sit down and do the
math... 


Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

  View This Article

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

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

Just for laughs. The original hourly rate agreement was done on the
IC/CN. It was $36 an hour around 12 years ago. It was a 10 hour basic
day so $360 a day OT after 10 hours. It did away with picking road &
yard service. You work whatever you are called for that day. You could
go switch cars in the yard if you still had time get on a road train
then if you still had time go dump some ballast. They also had an
agreement no one could be furloughed. The IC is a small railroad in
this country linked to the CN. I know the same agreement was proposed
to CSX around 10 years ago under the on-property agreement. CSX quickly
rejected it. I can bet good money nothing has changed. lol

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

Insured

A CSX retiree at age 60 on early retirement can keep their health
coverage for $285 a month or $570 with the spouse. It went up last July
from $250. Increases about every 5 years. The average railroad
retirement today is $3450 a month most are higher depending on a
persons work history. Some states there's no state taxes paid on RRB.
We are only federally taxed on Tier II the social security equivalent.
You can look elsewhere for health coverage. At age 65-66 you go on
Medicare the government automatically takes out $132 a month out of
pension and the supplement plan through the railroad provider is $300 a
month. I've heard one could do better with United Healthcare on the
supplement. Older you get the higher the cost.

Name: Confused 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Was told by my LC that hourly wage negotiations were completely off the
table. And btw $36 an hour is a fucking joke son. Why would you even
take the fn time to type some bullshit up on here about $36 an hour?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

$36 hr?? Way too low. This is an insult. Where did
you come up with this number? If itís not at least $48
plus they can shove it!

Name: Tripod
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Just for laughs: What if there was an hourly rate that paid the same for
all types of work. But, the clock starts when you're on-duty at your
home terminal, and ends when you mark off AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL.

Keep me in a hotel for 20 hours? If the clock is ticking, and the money
is flowing into my pockets, I may not complain. Tell you what: Put me on
a road-train for an hourly rate, and let the OT start after 8-10 hours.
Then turn off OT and go back to a base-rate when I mark off at the away
terminal. OT starts again after 16 hours, give or take. Then when I'm
on-duty at the away terminal I go back to a base-rate, with OT again
starting after 8-10 hours.

And the rate would also depend on factors like protected classes of
service. eg If I'm on a yard-job or a yard-list, and they call me for
a road-job, I should be allowed to "just say no". The more they want
to turn it into one big list, the higher the rate needs to be.

Of course, they can never get rid of all claims. Just as one example,
late-lunch or missed-lunch. If they paid an hourly rate with "no
claims" then you'd never have a lunch break again. They can get rid
of most claims in exchange for a better hourly rate, but some claims
would have to remain on the table.

And the incentive for the carrier to get rid of claims in exchange for
a better hourly rate? How much money do they spend processing claims?
How many clerk/office jobs can they cut if the volume of claims dropped
by about 90%?

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

So is 36 bucks an hour flat across the board for road, local and yard
jobs? If so then who the hell is going to be out on the road away from
home every other night in hotels? I'd say the most senior guys will
bid yard jobs and the lowest seniority will be on the road.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

En 1-10

Give up what rights?   We don't have shit.  You best vote yes. We
can't get a better offer in this political field.  That's more money
than any of us deserve.  The GCs have went above and beyond for us.  I
think they deserve our thanks for all their sleepless nights working on
this deal.  I'm truly grateful for their leadership and all they
selflessly  do.

Name: Lc 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Are you still trying to bait people with your bull shit post. Keep
trying pal, lol.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Just received information today 4-11-18.  The proposed hourly rate of 
$36.45/hr has been agreed upon.  There will be a vote by the membership
sometime in May.  It was a hard fought fight by  our elected
representation.  I'd like to thank each and everyone for their
determination in negotiating such a long past due hourly rate.
All union members should be proud. This is a historic victory.

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

With just 8400 t&e employees I think the cuts will be mostly elsewhere
but who knows.

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

14 foamer dribbles before noon must be a new record for CSX FOAMER
DRIBBLE.COM

Name: INSURED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

RRJim

Just got off the phone yesterday with my insurance company for the
railroad. United health care with highmark as regulator. I got an exact
quote as to what my premium would be if I quit in 2 years and want to
keep the same exact insurance policy. They told me I could purchase the
policy under COBRA for exactly 18 months. $790.00 a month would cover
medical, dental and eye. After 18 months I have to purchase my own. Can
work something out with united. They couldn't give a quote. Said I
would have to speak to a United health care salesman. So Im saving the
15000 dollars to cover the 18 months and I will worry about new
insurance later.  Good guess it will go up. Just hope to god I can find
some health insurance for less than 15,000 dollars a year. Obama's plan
to create competition in the market with the open exchange was and is
still a fantastic idea. I just hope there are markets still open when I
leave. God forbid we go back to the insurance companies have complete
control over everyone and cutting our choices in half with the premiums
out the roof!

Name: O ya
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

At CSX this is only year one of Mantle and Foote. They are just getting
started with the cuts they will be cutting for the next three years.
Word of advice , that new truck you want to buy donít do it. Better
keep any savings you have in the bank. Rainy days are coming with this
bunch Foote and mantle. You havenít seen nothing yet.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well the norm for cutting jobs with these guys is 1/3 of employees that
is what they did in Canada. Now that Hh is gone from Canada they Re
hiring people back like crazy. At CSX they will keep cutting till the
operating ratio is under sixty percent. They donít care if CSX can run
properly or if they lose more customers. It is to get the share price
up for mantle ridge. It is legal robbery of CSX. Just like they did in
Canada. Cn cp have to spent millions on locos and other equipment that
was sold off. It will get a lot worse at CSX before it gets better.
Read on what they did to cn and cp that is what your going to see at
CSX.

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

Where are the junior employees now? On the street that's where. The
hourly rate is about us. They forced off days in the pools which cut us
out of the money, took weekend off days off the jobs and now are trying
sell off our railroad. Where will it end? They just cut 3/4 of our
people at my location. I think the youngest man has 15 yrs. At this
point just show me the money.

Name: Retire 55
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

One thing about the railways in Canada, we retire at 55 if you have a
total of 85 points. Age and years of service together have to be 85. I
started at age 20 and retired at age 55. My pention fully paid, 35
years,I could of stayed longer but then you are working for nothing. It
is great to have to pay into a defined pention plan. Iím sitting at home
getting checks where a lot of people put nothing away and depend on
goverment pention at 65 which is poverty level. Itís funny your union
in USA has not negotiated retirement at 55.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2018

engineer

I've always felt the early retirement should be 55/30 better known as
the 85 plan. That's never happened even though it's been tried. I
stated we have it better than 90% do to the fact those on Social
Security can't collect till age 62 with a reduction of benefits. Most
non-railroad people I know are opting to stay till ages 65-66 for the
full SS benefits. Plus the issue of healthcare. Retire with RRB you can
still have healthcare through the railroad. Those on social security
most go without healthcare unless they wait till Medicare age.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

RRJim


90% better than everyone else. Bullshitz. Second, we should be able to
retire at 60. Might just give us enough time to get to know our kids
and families better. Road crews spend more time on the road than they
do at home. Engineers get 2 days off now but they are never guaranteed
when. I go to a railroad doctor, eye doctor and dentist. They
understand how it works. they don't charge fees for last minute
cancelled appointment. Cant schedule anything for sure because you cant
depend of anything happening when it should. Miss you kids ball games,
school functions. Family functions hit and miss. But its okay. My kids
know that daddy wont be there half the time.  Daddy will miss a lot of
their sports and school plays. They know daddy is the money man though.
Comes home and give mommy the money and leaves again. I learned not to
make promises any more and they know not to ask. My favorite is when
you get in around 4pm on your off day and your time starts when you
mark off. So when I get home an hour later I have about 4 hours of the
day left before the kids have to be in bed. Then I actually do get the
next day off and Im back on the clock to be called at 2pm the following
day. day. With the man power shortages you can bet Im getting out. At
least I get to see my kids and have breakfast with them for 2 morning.
You don't get 2 full days off. You get one and one broke in half split
between 2 days.  So hell yeah we should be able to get out at 60. They
should pay well enough that anyone can leave by 60. Slave labor should
always be paid at a high rate! Save the stories about how you had it so
rough when you were hired and blah blah. As stated before you were used
and run into the ground. You allowed it. You didn't fight for a better
quality of life. We have and we have it better than you did but we still
don't have a normal life like your 90% who work 5 days a week and go
home everynight.

Name: iStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Thanks, I needed another dip shit to tell me not to believe the post on
here.   I come on here and read this non-sense for deviant
entertainment purposes only.  It's mind blowing how stupid the men I
work with are. If there is ever an hourly rate and someone ends up on
the street.  BIG DEAL!!!  If I end up on the street.  BIG DEAL!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Cond 10-20

People had told me I made all the money working on the railroad going
back to the '70s. Most of my Friends back then worked in auto
factories belonged to the UAW worked their 40 hours a week with
weekends off. They didn't see the 60-70 hour weeks I put in. They made
more of a hourly rate then we did. We did get a great contract in 1978
it went from $44 a basic day to around $82 a basic day. That was the
last of the great contracts. All the years looking at what I took home
compared to what I earned it only looked good on paper. The more you
earn the more goes to fed & state taxes. The more you earn quicker you
can get to paying the max into RRB Tier I & Tier II then it's gone
till the next year. More you earn more goes into the 401K. All in all I
never met a railroader that didn't live a good life providing for their
family. I look back now being retired and ask myself did I need a new
vehicle every 4-5 years, out for the night did I need to spend $100
when $60 would of been just as good etc... I made the money so why not?
Being retired with a decent retirement that pays the bills plus some and
a 401K turned IRA it was worth it. Railroaders ability to retire at 60
years old is better than 90% of workers in this country.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2018

If there's a proposal for a hourly rate it's being very well hidden. I
looked at several CSX BLE&T division websites, the BLE&T website, SMART
UTU etc... no mention of it anywhere. It can't be negotiated without
the unions. Foote doesn't control a vote on union business. That's a
dead give away it's BS. lol

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

The post on hourly rate, says $. 1800.00 more for doing same job.
Someone is just trying to bait you on here. Do you think CSX is going $
to give you $1800.00 more than you already get because they like you.
Wait till the bullitin is posted before you believe anything.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Hourly

It wasn't a week ago someone posted how the unions put a stop to all
the hourly rate rumors.  Now it's on Foote's desk for approval. 

No one cares about the new hire getting laid off.  If we can make a
lirttle more screw them.

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

Just as I was retiring they put cameras in our shop. The guys use to
hussle get there  work completed and go for a smoke break. So now with
the cameras the people go by the book to the letter. The company hates
it because they are finding more defects than what the equipment came
in for. And the repaired  numbers have dropped, and hours worked on
equipment is way up. Sometimes a company does not know when they have a
good thing going for it. New age railroading now I told some of the new
hires how good it use to be and it was a pleasure to come to work. Now
they just want to treat people like robots and find fault. It sure is a
shitty way to treat employees. That is why employees have no loyalty to
companies anymore They get back what they give,

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

Well this just in,

The BLET has reached an agreement on hourly rate. No details yet, but
it is on footes desk for approval. After he signs then it will go up
for a vote. Guys, please think about the implications an your fellow
junior co-workers before you vote. Yes, you will earn an average of
more than 1800.00 above what you make now a half but think of all the
little people before you vote. It's not just about you.....

Name: Signal Shop Employee
E-mail: No way
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Oh my were to begin. I only hope other shop employees see this and
contribute. But as the lead in says, I hope my more literate and not
some of my complete idiot coworkers join in.  

1st. Field guys think we have it made. In some ways yes, we are
spoiled. We're home every night. We aren't on call. In other ways and
I hope the field guys take this to heart, we are screwed. We are stuck,
most of us cant bid out. Its like being in jail. We have 2 managers
running around watching us and nitpicking us. Please take note of this,
when we get nitpicked it really goes over and above what the situation
calls for. Example, we had a guy scratch his poor finger with a
screwdriver bit. 1st reportable injury in 25+ years. We all suffered on
account of this one dickless wonder. None of the rest of us would think
about turning in a sissy injury, but it didn't matter. Instead of
thanking the rest of us we had to sit and listen to rants. We got
useless training. We got more ranting.  

2nd. Speaking of managers. Ours has some mental health issues. No joke.
No exageration. The guy is egotistical and childish That is the good
side. The bad side? He is off the charts nuts when ever he feels any
job pressure. Temper fits have been observed. When ever a guy pisses
him off he asks the foreman all the pertinent questions trying to get
the guy with something. Our clerks have a great HR claim, if any of
them grow a set and start calling on him. 

3rd. Our material/assistant manager. This poor guy has no authority. As
a material manager he cant change pricing. He is totally dependent on
our procurement people. 2 guys, a clerk and a foreman were told to stop
contacting procurement. The reason being if they contacted them the
people in procurement would start wondering why we needed a material
manager. They were told that we had to justify our material managers
job. 

4th. Morale? The only people working in the shop that claims to love it
right now are butt sucking fakey types or complete idiots. Today is
4-10-18, in one building 3 guys are actively looking for a new company
to work for. 1 has a job offer. 2nd is applying with Norfolk Southern.
3rd could work for the Ports.

The Signal Shop is not the wonderful place the field guys immagine. Now
we have cameras, 1st was all over outside. Next we're getting cameras
inside. Couple that with managers up your A%% all the time. Some might
say, if your in your work area doing what your supposed to be doing you
don't have anything to worry about. Yeah, OK but when you have a
manager that looks for anything he can to F**ck with his employees it
doesn't matter.

The shop has become the Savannah Correctional Facility. The work
atmosphere is toxic. I used to care. Now I show up for work and watch
the clock counting down the minutes until I can go home. Each day I
come to work I wonder what kind of BS will come up before the day is
done. The foreman in one building hates his job and isnt shy about
saying it. Another foreman is retiring soon, sooner than he wanted to
earlier. God bless cameras.

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

Pennies

Its amazing how everyone on the street that I talk to thinks we make a
fortune out here. When you talk to people who pay regular social
security and find out how much they pay in taxes it isn't near what we
fork out. that's why we get a much better railroad retirement than they
do. Because we fork out more than they do. You fork out an average of
34% of every pay check in deductions for retirement and taxes. The sad
thing is a lot of people never see all the money they paid out and the
retirement board and other investors make a killing off the interest in
the invested money. When I tell people how much I make in a two week
period and how much I actually bring home they shit. If I didn't have
a 401k it would be better but then I wouldn't be saving for my future.

Name: Compisation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

A co worker was laid off his home terminal went and worked at another
terminal then was laid off there. He found out that a junior employee
was called back in his home terminal. He put a grievance in because the
company would not correct the mistake. He sat at home for nine months
before getting called back. His grievance went to arbitration  and he
received full back pay. The company was in a clear violation of the
collective agreement. So when they say go away and shut up put a
grievance in and keep a copy for yourself. If the company is wrong the
arbitrator will rule in your favour and make you whole. If you do
nothing you will get the same results nothing. That is how I bitch I
put grievance in and ask the lc all the time how it is progressing.

Name: Pennies
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

Yes I hear you went threw it, gets frustrating. I put in a grievance
every time I got screwed left a paper trail and stayed on the union
rep. To see how my grievance was progressing. I found you have to work
with the tools you have. And if everyone put a grievance in for the
same things they the company would soon get the message. But there are
so many that donít. That is why the company keeps dining it. They know
most employees will let it slide. So they smile and keep doing it.
There are other ways also to recoup your money slow down. But people
want to get home so bad they take all the short cuts and again screw
themselfs. There is a price to pay when a person is lazy and canít take
ten minutes to fill out a grievance, it is very easy to do.

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

cheated

Dang!  Just looked at my last pay stub for 2017. I made 97,000 and
brought home 44,000. Did put 13,000 in my 401k. Guess that makes what
was really mine 58,000. That gives about 3600 a month in cash to live
on because the 401k money didn't go in the checking account. Should
have thought about this before I got married and had 3 kids!

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

Crews

That's real easy to say but what you obviously didn't take into
consideration is when they rape you and steal pay that is rightfully
yours. What the hell is a union agreement for that covers pay and
working conditions if CSX can use it like toilet paper every single day
and drag out claims that they should be paying for years. This wears a
person down. They lie straight out to your face. I cant count how many
times I have shown a manager in writing that I am entitled to another
time ticket after they have made we drag in 3-4 trains totaling over
130 miles and on duty way over 8 hours and then they just stand their
and grin and tell me to call the chief again and get the ticket in.
Then you check and there is nothing. They tell you straight out that
they are taking care of it and in the end there isn't a damn thing
done and they tell you to take it up with your union. These some of a
bit...es deserve something that Im not going to print because I hate to
encourage violence. Smack the smug looks off their faces and go visit
the chief after hours??? Good idea but then you would get fired. People
can only take so much disrespect and being treated like low class
citizens before it takes a toll. Just put on that happy face after you
are raped all night and called back in right on your rest. Do this
every day until you finally get a break because you have reached FRA
rest and they are stuck having to follow the law.  My favorite is when
they call you out for a train after you have been in the hotel for 24
hours and 10 minutes and you were there on your fifth start. Happens
all the time and its no coincidence. I've made phone calls. I've had
YMs and crew callers tell me they were told the hold the trains when
they didn't need to be. Play all the game they want but I expected to
be paid what I am entitled too without having to fight for it all the
time. There needs to be a federal law passed on this issue that
protects union workers from these criminals. Let them do some jail
time! In the meantime just keep that happy smiling face on and act like
everything is just okay because you have a good paying job. OH and by
the way look at your bring home pay for the year and how much you
actually made. Look at how much you put into tier 1 and tier 2. See how
much you really earn and how much they get to invest of your earned
income in wallstreet and earn 30% interest off your money. The reason
we are paid so well as you say is because their cut is so high!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Blah blah blah.

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

What's the date for the sick out, and for how many days? I can only do
like 3 days in a row and it's gotta be weekdays.

Name: Attitude
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

All my years on the railroad there was two kinds of people. The people
that complained about everything they complained about everything at
work and would phone the wife and belittle her. And would try to drag
everyone around them into there negative fog. Lots of these guys ended
up divorced and did not live long after retirement. Then there where
the guys that woke up and where thankfully to just being alive having a
good paying job healthy kids, and would call his wife and talked nice to
her. In a lot of cases when your negative all the time it affects your
health over time. The person with the positive attitude felt a lot
better most of the time. Attracted people around them because they
where not a threat.  It is up to you how you want to move threw life.
Life is a hard teacher, you donít have to make it harder on yourself
and others around you. There is lots going on at CSX you will get threw
it. Most of us have, the pay is good the work not that hard. When you
let Foote and gang get you down they win. Go to work and smile when
they get on your case put your time in and thatís all you are required
to do. Have a good day.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

There has been concern about shortage of staff, and crews been worked at
up. Big deal CSX can only work you so many hours per week. If they are
short staff that is CSX problem to worry about. The planners make a lot
more money than you do to plan train runs. Just go to work when it is
your turn then go home after your time is up. Itís not that hard to
figure out, and if they are short crews it makes your job more secure
and less of a chance to fire you. Who cares if there are crews working
else where it does not affect you, maybe you can pick up some overtime.
Look at the positive not the negative all the time.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Truck totaled after struck by train in Hurricane

Listed as DOGFOOD CROSSING USDOT # 225588W Google map location right
off FRA data 38.4348680,-82.0073760 right by u-haul and high school

10 0.067444 225588W CSX WV PUTNAM HURRICANE DOGFOOD CROSSING 0 0 0 1 1
XB 12 2 65 NO 1 100

The tenth most dangerous crossing in the state and would have been in
the top ten for at least 3 years with the two collisions listed.
Federal safety funds are for two track crossings with collision history
first. Especially with 65 mph train speed and Amtrak usage.

Also there is Shaw Lane with no signals listed as private that is
access to a huge sub-division. Private crossings don't qualify for
signal funds so that needs changed.

What is with the PLACEHOLDER crossing project BS? How hard is it to put
a crossing number on a list with the how much and why?

Name: Agreements
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

In my 35 years the best managers where the problem solvers.  If a person
screwed up sometimes the union and manager could make a deal where
employee admitted fault sent home for a week with out pay. No
investigation nothing put on file. The employee took his lumps everyone
else got the message. And a lot of money was saved on investigation and
arbitration. In the long run it was a win for the company and union,
and employee learnt his lesson. Now the company wants to grand stand
and show there muscles at a big expense, and the outcome is usually the
same. But the man with the gold makes the rules. There is a lot of
wasted resources dishing out punishment. There is easy way and hard way
to do things.

Name: Xvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

Yes you are right people are lazy. We live in a place now where every
one what fast fix someone else has to make it right. I had no problem
calling lc at 3am when I worked midnights. I called every night all
hour till I was given my answers to a issue. When he did his job he
finally got some peace and was able to sleep. On changes to the
collective agreement amendments are in the back of the book. And yes
there is a grey area on some of the language in the collective
agreement. That is why an abitration has to hash it out between company
and union. I donít know why the union leaves sucker words in the
contracted. And when you go for statements because they want to fire
you. Itís a good thing when you have a rep that knows his stuff. And
yes sometimes a rep. Has to make a sweet heart deal with the company to
save a persons job. Give and take is good if they can work stuff out in
house. Like Hh Foote is about share holders and himself, bottom line.
Knowledge is power.

Name: XVLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Books

You are absolutely 100% right. It goes for the bulletins and notices as
well. If just amazes me the amount of ignorant people who work in our
field who don't know a thing about the rules because they are just too
damn lazy to read the rules and keep up on new bulletins. The notices
are just as important but since we don't have to carry them people
think that means they are mostly irrelevant and not necessary to read.
How these people get through the school is beyond me.
As for the union agreements, reading the entire agreement would take an
entire dya and the unions are notorious for negotiating side letters and
not letting the members know about it. They expect members to find all
the information on their local websites or get it from their LC's.
It's a shame that half the LC's don't communicate these changes like
they should. When I was a VLC I stuck my nose into everything the union
was doing. I believed it was my right and I had a right to know
everything they were doing. The members pay their hard earned money to
the unions to do a service for them. It seemed as time went on the
Unions got this idea that the members worked for them and were there to
make sure they got a pay check. Many times I raised hell because the GC
offices and International were not transparent enough. I eventually was
told that my attitude was no longer appreciated and that I need to step
away from my VLC position. I wish I had accumulated some inside info at
the time to blow the whistle on them but never got lucky enough. I feel
for all members. I understand all of their frustrations. I do not
however feel sorry for anyone who does not pick up their agreement and
read it first hand before spouting off rumors and false information to
another member. There is no place in the RR for laziness when it comes
to your protection under your union agreement! Just pick up the books
and read them and if you don't understand something talk to your LC.
We all know that sometimes it is hard to get ahold of them and some are
notorious for not returning your text or calls. The railroads have made
sure that this is a problem. There should be a Union office in every
terminal that has a rep in it 24 hours a day. Someone you can go to at
any time. Will never happen. That would give the members too much power
and knowledge. If you cant get ahold of your reps then blast the GC
offices with calls and emails. Send your questions to the International
if you have to. Just don't sit on your butts and do nothing then
complain because you were told the wrong info and got yourself in
trouble or were made look like a fool!

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

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

Name: Books
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2018

Holy shit canít you people read, every contract you get a copy of the
collective agreement. Canít you take five minutes to read a rule in the
collective agreement. Everything is a guessing game. Then it goes back
and forth from person to person who donít know what they are talking 
about. With the way they want to fire everyone you think you would of
read it from cover to cover. And then when you assume some thing and
get fired you blame the union. To many lunch room lawyers!

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

Conductor 30 plus


ARTICLE 37 of the SSA

Section 1. Call for service

An Engineer who DOES NOT REPORT UNLESS CALLED will be given a two hour
call in advance of the time required to report for duty. As an
exception Engineers in  interdivisional service will be give a three
hour call in advance of the time required to report for duty at the
home terminal.

Called and not used under this article is a very important one. Many do
not know that you are allowed a ninety minute pay at the applicable rate
of pay if you are called and your call is canceled before you depart
your home or the lodging facility. Most think there is just a penalty
for being called and reporting only. 

Article 41. Claiming rest. I suggest all engineers read this article if
you have not.

Conductor: You need to speak with your LC if you can not find your call
time agreement. It may be in a side letter, but I am sure it is there.
Crews are called together and are reported on the tickets as on duty at
the same time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2018

Where does some of the stuff posted on this site come from? 

Hours of service is a safety thing.  Suggest that the people who post
regarding such read & try to understand the history, all the changes &
revisions over the yrs., and the Qs & As and the interpretations.
FRA people can be like rr officials - may get a different opinion
and/or interpretation depending on who is communicated with.  

BTW:  Where is it in black & white - two hr. call?  SSA Agreement(s)?
Don't see that (or haven't found it yet) in the B&O Agreement.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

So where are u knuckleheads buying stock at a 15% discount?  I thought
that went out years ago...I would surely like to get a buy like
that...I suspect someone don't know what they are talking about. 
Please advise how I can get such a bargain.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2018

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

...E. Hunter Harrison Former President and Chief Executive Officer
$151,147,286...


www.news4jax.com/news/wsj-ceo-of-csx-was-among-highest-paid-execs-in-2017
...CSX Corp. disclosed that the compensation package for Harrison, who
died in December, was $151 million -- but explained that about $116
million of that was wrapped up in stock options that disappeared upon
his death...

Looks like the CSX board made $116 million just go poof. Didn't Al
Capone do something like that?

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2018

Big Bird you also could take the same $1,000 every two weeks and have
$4,750 at the end of the year. This is a great CSX EMPLOYEE BENEFIT all
should take. Unless the benefit is really so the brass end up on a you
can't touch me island with $200 Million of the employee payroll.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

Well Big Bird made you look huh?

Pretty good EMPLOYEE BENEFIT 'eh. Buy $25,000 of stock one day at a
15% discount and sell the stock the next day at 100% for $28,750. Why
doesn't CSX just give out $3,750 EMPLOYEE bonuses?

Really you could start at say a $1,000 worth of stock one day --then
take the $1,150 the next and so on in a year.

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

FRA  
You stated in your post that it was unethical for the compnay to demand
a crew to shorten their rest period to show up at work on their rest.
That comment alone should answer any questions as to whether it is
legal. If it is unethical it is a violation of the companies ethics
policy. If the crew callers call a person at home before they have  
Their required hours of rest it is considered as disturbed. Undisturbed
means UNDISTURBED. No where is it stated that it is limited to a phone
call only. If a company ordered transportation vehicle shows up at
their hotel before the crew is rested and the crew is ordered to be in
it and under the orders of the compnay before they are rested that is
disturbed. If a crew is ordered to be at the away terminal on their
rest they must be picked up before their rest to be their on time. The
real question here should be why is this happening to begin with? What
is the real purpose for the development of the FRA 10 hours of
undisturbed rest law. There seems to be a serious issue developing here
and needs to be addressed. Crews need their rest. Safety comes first.
Fatigue is dangerous. Management can not be allowed to take advantage
of any loop holes that pose a threat to safety.

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

WTF!!! 
 What assigned train are you showing up for? A train they can't run on
time because HH screwed the crews to hell and now they got no one to
work on time? Road pools are not assigned jobs with designated show up
times. I'm not in a company wagon by my choice. It's doing a service
for the company.  Tell me to come down earlier than my 10 hours and get
in a company ordered ride they better pray I'm not in a wreck before I
got my 10 hours undistirbed. I'll sue their f..king pants off.
Shouldn't be in that wagon doing transport for the compnay. You dumb
asses do this you need your asses kicked. You give this company one
inch and you know they Will use the shit out of you any way they can
screw you! I been on the road all night working 12 hours you can get
your ass after I eat and take a shower I'm going to use what time I
got left of that 10 hours to sleep. Jeezzz. WWTF!

Name: Threatened me!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Crews/legal rest
 If you are at your away from home terminal and you are ordered to show
up on your rest your 10 hours rest is not being observed correctly. If a
wagon picks  you up at your hotel it normally arrives a half hour before
your ON DUTY TIME so you can stop for food. If you are ordered to show
up on your rest the wagon must be there before your legal 10 hours are
observed. You therefore are doing service for the company before your
10 hours are observed. You have every right to go to your hotel room
and sleep a full 10 hours of you legal undisturbed rest if chose to.
You are not required to give up any of your rest time early to
accomodate travel time. They tried this last year in the Chicago
division and the FRA got involved because several crew members made it
clear they would be getting in their transportation after they slept
their 10 hours. They threatened to charge them with being late. This is
bullshit and management was ordered to stop! The rules are different for
assigned locals or jobs that have designated start times  and jobs are
being held when crews worked late and they have no one on xbds to fill
the. You get a 2 hour call after you are rested. The FRA sided with us!

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

LC: Fra is correct.

Name: Dick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

conductor 

I crushed a disk in my back over 10 years ago while on duty.   That's
why I have fmla.   Also Trainmaster charged me for not reporting
accident in a timely matter.  Fuck CSX and all you company bitches.

Name: Fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2018

LC

While it may be a bit unethical, it is NOT a violation of the hours of
service. It is no different than being on a regular assignment and
showing up in 10 hours as long as your informed prior to marking off
and you observe 10 hours of UNDISTURBED REST.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

All union brothers 

It has been brought to the attention of the FRA as well as the
appropriate union officers that managers (chiefs, Tm's, etc.) Have
been instructing road crews at their away from home terminals to show
up at their outbound yards on their rest.
This a serious violation of the FRA LAW allowing 10 hours of
undisturbed rest. You are allowed 10 hours. PERIOD! Some in management
are arguing that it is your choice what you do during your rest period
and if you chose to come in when you are rested it is perfectly legal.
We assure you it is not perfectly legal for anyone in management to
suggest,intimidate or make anyone feel they must prepare and come to
work before they are called after rested and show up in exactly 10
hours. FRA rest IS NOT 8 FOR 10! Man power shortages and a severe
problem with trains running late has put management under the gun and
desperate to catch up. DO NOT show up on your rest. There is a proper
calling procedure and must be used.  If you are ordered by anyone in
management to show up at your home terminal or your away from home
terminal on your rest, immediately  call your FRA hours of service
officer and your operating rules officer. This can not be tolerated. 10
hours undisturbed means just that. Undisturbed with a right to report in
2 hours.

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

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

Well Big Bird made you look huh?

Pretty good EMPLOYEE BENEFIT 'eh. Buy $25,000 of stock one day at a
15% discount and sell the stock the next day at 100% for $28,750. Why
doesn't CSX just give out $3,750 EMPLOYEE bonuses?

Really you could start at say a $1,000 worth of stock one day --then
take the $1,150 the next and so on in a year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

I developed sleep apnea and severe anxiety while working at the
railroad.  That's why I got fmla.

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

LOL! I thought we had people scheming how to not work and others how to
work more. In either case we didn't care. This FMLA for the employee
issue is new at least only around the last 8 years. It wasn't around
other than for use with a family member in 2010. Seems someone found a
loophole. Why would anyone get a job that's all demanding if they have
issues? Reality is we all had issues. Some Veterans saying they have
PTSD, welcome to the club. A lot of us who worked on the railroad were
Veterans who had served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam etc... I don't
remember having a pass to get time off. It doesn't make sense.

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

For the love of God, can't you guys just come to work or answer the
phone when it's your turn to work.  I'm so tired of hearing your
whining about fmla and how you need to mark off 3 times a week because
your pussy hurts. Ask your wife what will happen to her if she calls in
3 times a week at waffle house.

Name: Big bird
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Little birdie,

The 25,000.00 limit on stock is only applied to the EMPLOYEE STOCK
PURCHASE PLAN offered through an employer benefit .  It has nothing to
do with how much stock you can acquire in a calender year.  Either
educate yourself or fly away.......

Name: Long rail 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

How Does a Fitness-For-Duty Certification Work in Practice?



CSX system notice does not apply to Fmla.  It would be in direct
violation of Fmla.    Can only be requested if it's a reasonable
safety concern and even then it can only be requested ever 30 days in
conjunction with a layoff. 


When an employer uses a fitness-for-duty certification as part of the
FMLA process, it is
 the responsibility of the employee to complete the certification
before being able to return to work after FMLA leave. In practice, that
means that as long as the employer has followed the regulations, the
employer has the right to deny the employee the ability to return to
work until the fitness-for-duty certification has been completed and
submitted. If an employee refuses to do so and does not request
additional FMLA leave, he or she may lose the right to job
reinstatement. (However, note that an employer cannot delay
reinstatement while awaiting clarification or authentication from the
healthcare provider.)

There are several other considerations as well:

Much like the original medical certification, the employer may only
contact the healthcare provider for clarification or authentication of
the informationóNOT to obtain additional information.
Unlike the original medical certification, no second or third opinions
can be requested for fitness-for-duty certifications.
Fitness-for-duty certifications are allowed for intermittent FMLA leave
only if there are reasonable safety concerns related to the employeeís
return from each absence. Even in such cases, this certification can be
required only once every 30 days.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

Want to Know why CSX is scrutinizing Fmla?   Look no further than their
newest CEO.   Foote is an attorney he thinks he can manipulate the
laws.   This pos will push every law and agreement to the edge.   We
haven't seen half the shit him and his  bitches are going to throw at
us.

Name: Foote law breaker?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

Foote being in the USA I believe on a work visa. He makes a lot of
decisions that can impact the USA. With job cuts pushing men not
maintaining infrastructure of the railway system. He is liable and
responsible and systems fail because of his cuts. Like the environment
damage from a decision he has made. He should be charged put in jail
then deported back to Canada. This sueing train crews is just a smoke
screen from what is really going on with railway cut backs. Taking tax
payers money for public safety upgrades and using it for other means.
Foote is causing all the problems that are happening at CSX. But wants
to pass the buck to who or what ever he can. There has to be more
whistle blowers to get every ones attention and make, corporate
criminals pay for there crimes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

We need to be making about $250,000/ year if this sort of bullshit is
possible.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=50843



FMLA retaliation by  CSX.  Everyone be sure to read the new notice
effective 4-9-18


I for one will be getting FMLA on a a family member.   So this sort of
bullshit won't apply.

I

Name: Yuuup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

NS sues crew for derailment.


union.org/news/norfolk-southern-sues-crew-invol

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2018

Did you know CSX employees can buy stock the same as anybody else in the
world with $55 bucks? But the stock can't be valued more than $25,000 a
year unlike anybody else in the world with $26,000 wanting to buy stock
can. Guess the brass ain't employees.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm
The maximum number of shares of CSX common stock that an employee may
purchase in a calendar year is that number of shares of CSX common
stock that has a fair market value (as of the applicable grant date)
equal to $25,000.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2018

Looks like CSX needs to change their Securities Exchange Commission
filing.

James M. Foote(7) President and Chief Executive Officer $2,647,561 (and
his appointment as CEO on December 22, 2017) Not bad for 10 days.
E. Hunter Harrison Former President and Chief Executive Officer
$151,147,286
Michael J. Ward Former Chief Executive Officer $ 14,582,945
Total $168,197,792/$98,697 ==1,704 CEO pay to one median employee not
27 CEO pay to 1 median employee pay.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm
CEO Pay Ratio : As required by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ďDodd-Frank ActĒ), and
Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K, the Company is providing the following
information about the ratio of the annual total compensation of CSXís
median employees and the annual total compensation of Mr. Foote as of
December 31, 2017. The pay ratio included in this information is a
reasonable estimate calculated in a manner consistent with Item 402(u)
of Regulation S-K.
For 2017, the last completed fiscal year: 
&#9679;	The total annual compensation of the Companyís median employee,
other than the CEO, was $98,697. 
&#9679;	The total annual compensation of the CEO was $2,647,933.
&#9679;	Based on this information, the ratio for 2017 of the total
annual compensation of Mr. Foote to the total annual compensation of
the median employee was 27 to 1.

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

BROTHERS

New attendance policy is out for returning to work after marking off
sick.  It a notice. better read it. Its bull and you could end up
charged just for being off one day and not doing as the notice
instructs.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

I wonder how low Foote has to take the stock price before he is fired or
packs it in ?

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

So glad the unions finally put something out officially squashing all
the hourly rate rumors. Tired of hearing you guys pushing your agendas.
The blet was the only one who entered negotiations last year and that
was a failure. The smart utu never was approached. RIP HOURLY RATE, RIP

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

MGR

Oh my god.  Now that's the best bull I've heard yet. First, you would
have to fire the crew. Then you would have to prove it was due to
deliberate negligence of the crew. Very few employees are charged with
a major rule violation  that resulted in a derailment then fired unless
they have a record as long as their arm. Then taking them to court for
damages won't fly. They were supposed to be under supervision of
railroad management. If you got proof this is happening then by all
means post a link on here to the case filed. Some kind of information
for crews to follow up on. Would be good time to start talking to some
railroad lawyers about some kind of protection other than the out of
service insurance.

Name: Foote 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

CSX starting to sell track to recoup the money they gave Hh. Foote must
have a complex for the peanuts they are paying him compared to Hh. This
management from Foote down could not organize a drunk in a liquor store.

Name: MGR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

NS is suing train crews that derail trains now. Bet these hedgefund
bastards get a fresh idea. Be careful boys.

Name: Board of directors morons
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

That was a good pay check for nine months work for Hh. Just goes to show
you how incompatant the board of directors are.csx pays very small
dividen, it is just one big sell off of company assets with hope of
propping the stock up. As an investor I would not touch CSX. And if you
are an investor I would be really nervous any gains from the Hh hipe
could go up in smoke at the blink of an eye.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2018

* CSX CORP CEO JAMES FOOTEíS 2017 COMPENSATION WAS $2.6 MLN - SEC
FILING

* CSX CORP EX. CEO HUNTER HARRISON'S 2017 COMPENSATION WAS $151.1
MILLION, INCLUDING $115.9 MILLION IN OPTION AWARDS Source text:
(bit.ly/2q8EuND) Further company coverage:

So why would a rookie CEO panhandler make more than the BNSF
panhandlers?

Name: Pr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

Smh 


Hhmmmm.  Someone must be looking out for you!

Name: Sale 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/06/csx-in-process-of-selling-two-southeast-rail-lines.html
   Selling more of CSX track

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

I just got a "FLIP RATE" of about $1400.00 the other day as we were
informed we would be deadheading from the away from home terminal back
home once we brought the train in. I have never in 27 years have I done
this. We were on duty with the d/h for about 14 hours, that would be
$700.00 at $50.00 an hour, that's a no brainer. Say NO to an hourly
rate.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Up hiring laid off csx employees ,ns also csx cut jobs and give away
business ,times are. Good every were but this place place can't
realize business is how you make $$ ,smh , nothing but a short term
plan that's go a leave this place broke in future years , in my opion
, did any see the article were csx is getting sued by employees for
wrongfully fireing for FMLA ,I think it's bs because it's none of
there business , my point is they lie so bad in the arictle csx says
,"we "follow  everything by the unions agreement and that moral is
not that bad but for a few , what the hell that right there tells you
the head people of this company are bull shit lie to your face lires

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2018

NOTE FOR JAMES FOOTE ___CEO CSX

Today's fraud equals murder scheme for CSX. All eight of these
crossings have crossing gates now. In fact all eight crossings are in a
three square block area. All eight crossings will have a $100,000
overcharge tacked on---All eight crossings will have $150,000 worth of
equipment stolen which will resale for a MILLION bucks. CSX makes
$800,000 the next 10 years where the eight passive death trap crossings
didn't get signals because of CSX/OHIO thievery here which is MURDER
CSX BOSS!!! COPY?

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/Ohio-panel-OKs-CSX-grade-crossing-projects--54355

CSX will install new flashing lights and roadway gates at the following
locations: 

Main Street/State Route 4 (two crossings); North State Street (two
crossings); Oak Street (two crossings); Prospect Street North; and
Prospect Street South
: Main Street 365 0.032271 262079Y CSX OH MARION MARION N MAIN ST 0 0 0
0 0 GT 22 1 30 YES 4 11,046
40.5905055,-83.1289650
: Main Street  399 0.031337 518421W CSX OH MARION MARION MAIN ST 0 0 0
0 0 GT 20 1 30 YES 4 10,473
40.5900571,-83.1289310
North State Street 228 0.041694 518422D CSX OH MARION MARION N STATE ST
1 0 0 0 0 GT 20 1 30 YES 2 496
40.5901138,-83.1274470
North State Street 231 0.041601 262076D CSX OH MARION MARION N STATE ST
0 0 0 0 1 GT 20 1 30
40.5905627,-83.1274750
Oak Street 189 0.050212 518417G CSX OH MARION MARION OAK ST 1 0 0 0 0
GT 20 1 30 YES 2 1,811
40.5899399,-83.1319330
Oak Street  2018 0.013947 262083N CSX OH MARION MARION OAK ST 0 0 0 0 0
GT 20 1 30 YES 2 789
40.5903891,-83.1319620
Prospect Street North 2357 0.012401 262080T CSX OH MARION MARION
PROSPECT ST 0 0 0 0 0 GT 20 1 30 YES 2 497
40.5904545,-83.1304510
Prospect Street South 2982 0.009870 518419V CSX OH MARION MARION
PROSPECT ST 0 0 0 0 0 07/17 GT 20 1 30 YES 2 536
-83.1313039,83.1304410
Gates just put in July 2017

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Conductor


You sure it said become an expert BELOW 100% of the time instead of
Above 100% of the time.  That makes no sense. Why would they want
anyone to be an expert on the rules below 100% of the time. That was a
major typo they didn't bother to read. Typical of the company!

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

I hate to tell you straight cash, if you vote the hourly $50, you and
your sisters will be losing out BIG. You will be at away from home
terminal for as long as they want you to be away with no type of
incentive, you lose yard road violation because now your hourly and
have no violation claim, you lose claims for district penalties, Beans
claims, once this passes then the company will keep you for as long as
they wonít beyond 12, maybe not covering service, but well past at no
incentive. I would think once this passes they reassess how road /yard
work will be done in essence cutting jobs in yards and using freight
conductors to switch.....and the list keeps going. You will literally
become slaves to a sinking company. Be smart, you will never get
another contract negotiated if you vote this in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Sounds about right but when they rush out the locker room they don't
give you time to be an expert of the rules.  Plus the railroad woukd
shut down if it 100% rules compliance 100% of the time.  If you ask
three officials for clarity on a rule; you'll get three different
answers.  That's only one example of how incompetent our management
is.  There are dozens more examples.

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

Conductors. 

I read this a few days ago on a safety alert from the company. I'm
fairly new at this game so I'm not sure what they mean. Can someone
tell me what I'm not understanding.

"If all employees become experts at complying with the rules below
100% of the time, the majority of the risk associated with human factor
train accidents will be,eliminated. 

This doesn't sound right to me. They want us to be experts on rules
less than 100% of the time????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

I remember watching Jim Cramer on CNBC and he was always talking up Ward
on his long term strategy and how on average CSX outperforms the S&P 500
by like 2%.  Now we got PRS which means absolutely nothing.  If T&E keep
their mouths shut, pockets open and ask permission for every move then
Csx will collapse or will be hiring before year end.

Name: Sloppy board of directors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 April 2018

As an investor and retired RR the word was all ready out at cp that Hh
was the walking dead. We where told Hh need help walking many times.
The fast weight loss was another sign he was not long for this world.
But the board of directors could not notice this with Hh. And to tell
me none of them heard the rumours about his health. The average worker
at cprail new. Maybe they just turned a blind eye. The board went
against CSX hiring policy they did not do there do diligence. And just
to look at Hh you did not have to be a doctor to see he was on his way
out. But they hired him and gave him the big pay package. Well ever
since then it seems it is just a free for all at CSX. Management is
winging it. For the last year CSX is loosing all the customers. But
investors are told we are still rolling out in the Hh pr plan. But no
results of any benefit to the company customers or employees. Like
myself investors have lost there patients with investing in CSX. The
stock is stagnant and no signs of future improvements. I think once
investors start bailing out of CSX the stock will go below what it was
before Hh took over. Buyer beware with this stock. Iím glad I did not
buy this stock and fall for all the Hh hipe. Foote and his team are
just buying time,and are incompetent managers. I canít wait to see how
this is going to play out.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2018

CSX is doing the same thing with cuts they did at cn. And cp. employees
treated like shit for five years. Now that the senate passed bill c-49
they get fined by the goverment  for not meeting grain shipments. If
you have four limbs they are hiring you cn 2000 people to start in the
running trades cp same deal.  After Foote and mantle are long gone the
very same thing will happen to CSX. And they will kiss your ass like
never before. And the prick managers that think they are a big deal now
will act like timid school girls, once the big bad wolve is gone. Ya
just hang in there people and watch the gong show. You will once again
become valuable employees.

Name: Straight cash
E-mail: Mudtunnel.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Up is borrowing laid off CSX train personel..4k a pay guar..200$ a day
bonus..35$ a day per diem..wish I could be laid off..word around the
campfire is borrow outs making 8k a pay.. we r lucky to get a lunch
violation around this shit hole..show me the money ..any new talks
about the hourly..we get our shit pushed in for 3k a half..

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

L&N dispr:
Tit for tat.  You should've been along on road trips that would be
considered "slop freight" or worse now days, with old junk power &
125+ cars to start with. Dispatcher message assigning lots of work &
then disp. getting mad when informed train crew would like to take a
break somewhere enroute for coffee, food.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2018

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Fact-Sheets/Rail%20Plan%20Report_12_28_2017_FULL_Final_FRA.pdf

More millions missing in this document.

...Two areas were highlighted as achievements for Illinois in 2016:
safety and service. Safety improvements were completed at 141 crossings
by installing four-quadrant gates and specialized loop detectors.
Approximately 72 additional crossings are scheduled to be upgraded in
2017. 
Illinois has 158 four quad gates as of today. 2 sets in 2014 ---2 sets
in 2015--14 sets in 2016 NOT 141--14 sets in 2017 NOT 72--1 in 2018
---rest put in prior to 2013 so 185 crossings are missing quad gates at
the $500,000 a crossing these thieves charge...
Add in the dozens of sets of crossing gates/signals/electronicss the
railroad stole at the existing quad gate crossings.

Name: Crossing safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2018

I have to disagree with the conductor that crossing only for public
safety. A semi truck and trailer breached the crossing truck was hit by
train and sent conductor to hospital yesterday.

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

That's not railroad safety stuff, that's public safety stuff. Those
gates don't keep us safe. That's what we're really talking about,
pines.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2018

To interrupt L@N fake dispatcher and his 27 different identification
handles

Real railroad safety stuff

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Fact-Sheets/Rail%20Plan%20Report_12_28_2017_FULL_Final_FRA.pdf

$39 million for railroad safety just goes POOF.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510810/n4510810_t1.cfm
ILLINOIS $10,709,738 in 2017

$10,709,738 Federal railroad safety really goes POOF

Cross the state document with FRA current inventory and it shows 96 %
NOT DONE and 4 % done 28 years ago.

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/webaps/ Illinois--Entire state---all
records--cyclic

At least nine people were killed in Illinois last year at no signaled
crossings ""ON THE LIST"" for 2018.


1. ### 386450N Flashing Light Signals and Gates
715 0.033614 386450N NIRC IL LAKE FOX LAKE JEFFERSON STREET 0 0 0 0 0
SS 46 1 60 YES 2 125
NOT DONE
2. ### 289855A Traffic Signal Interconnect
4.C. Hwy Traffic Signal Preemption &#61603; Simultaneous SINCE 1990 on
FRA data
3. ### 372394T Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5077 0.006004 372394T DME IL OGLE FORRESTON FORK CREEK RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
7 1 40 NO 1 75
NOT DONE
4. ### 289330G Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3900 0.008787 289330G IC IL FORD ROBERTS 1400 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 14 1 60 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
5. ### 289335R Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3901 0.008787 289335R IC IL FORD MELVIN 1200 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 14 1 60 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
6. ### 474990B Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5232 0.005700 474990B NS IL FORD GIBSON CITY 00E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5 1 49 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
7. ### 289379R Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4483 0.007261 289379R IC IL CHAMPAIGN FOOSLAND 000 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 8 1
60 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
8. ### 289381S Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4609 0.006935 289381S IC IL MCLEAN BELLFLOWER 4100 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 7 1
60 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
9. ### 474993W Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5228 0.005700 474993W NS IL MCLEAN SAYBROOK HWY. 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5 1 49 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
10. ## 474994D Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5816 0.004488 474994D NS IL MCLEAN SAYBROOK Sec Line Rd 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5
1 25 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
11. ## 475007K Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5229 0.005700 475007K NS IL MCLEAN ARROWSMITH SEC. LINE RD. 0 0 0 0 0
XB 5 1 49 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
12. ## 475013N Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5223 0.005700 475013N NS IL MCLEAN ARROWSMITH SEC. LINE RD. 0 0 0 0 0
XB 5 1 49 NO 1 75
NOT DONE
13. ## 474998F Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5225 0.005700 474998F NS IL MCLEAN SAYBROOK EAST ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5 1 49
NO 2 75
NOT DONE
14. ## 295648U Flashing Light Signals and Gates
1877 0.017665 295648U IC IL SANGAMON DIVERNON HOGAN RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB 32
1 60 NO 1 225
NOT DONE
15. ## 295650V Flashing Light Signals and Gates
2175 0.015581 295650V IC IL MONTGOMERY DIVERNON MONTGOMERY ROAD 0 0 0 0
0 XB 32 1 60 NO 150 
NOT DONE
16. ## 295541S Flashing Light Signals and Gates
1498 0.020596 295541S IC IL LOGAN MT PULASKI 1500 AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 XB
32 1 60 NO 2 375
NOT DONE
17. ## 295544M Flashing Light Signals and Gates
2066 0.016348 295544M IC IL LOGAN LAKE FORK 1225 AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 XB 32
2 60 NO 2 175
NOT DONE
18. ## 546360H Flashing Light Signals and Gates
2984 0.011850 546360H CSX IL CLARK CASEY 330 ST OAKLEAF ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
FL 16 1 60 YES 2 550
NOT DONE--NO TRANSFER TO OTHER CROSSING ON FLASHING LIGHTS
19.## 166858E Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3242 0.010917 166858E UP IL CHRISTIAN PANA RUREAL ROUT 2 0 0 0 0 0 XB
22 1 60 NO 2 50
NOT DONE
20. ## 166853V Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3951 0.008658 166853V UP IL SHELBY WESTERVELT 1475 EAST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 22
1 60 NO 2 25
NOT DONE
21. ## 098027G Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4665 0.006830 098027G BNSF IL CLINTON SHATTUC WORTMAN RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
10 1 49 NO 2 50
NOT DONE
22. ## 069231C Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4576 0.007020 069231C BNSF IL JEFFERSON WALTONVILLE KARMA LA 0 0 0 0 0
XB 8 1 49 NO 1 75
NOT DONE
23. ## 431046D Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4153 0.008110 431046D UP IL JEFFERSON SCHELLER COBALT LAIN 0 0 0 0 0 XB
4 1 40 YES 2 75
NOT DONE
24. ## 430967J Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4807 0.006527 430967J UP IL PERRY TAMAROA PARROT ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 XB 8 1
40 NO 2 100
NOT DONE
25.## 431026S Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4685 0.006798 431026S UP IL JEFFERSON WALTONVILLE NORTH CHERRYVILLW
LAIN
NOT DONE
26. ## 431023W Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5733 0.004632 431023W UP IL JEFFERSON MT VERNON NORTH NASON LAIN 0 0 0
0 0 XB 6 1 40 NO 2 50
NOT DONE

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

I love when you're having problems and the TM shows up.   Now you have
a 3rd person just in the way slowing progress up.   In 25 years I can
only recall twice a TM helped in any way.  And all they did was give
the conductor a ride to the head end.   All TMs need to be fired.  We
don't need them.

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

L&N Dispr

It's the old saying we use to hear "Y'all don't see the big
picture". They don't see it. I can't count the hours sitting behind
a signal. It's just part of the job. I got paid moving or sitting
still. You're right their were some who sat after getting the signal
thinking they were getting away with something. When in reality their
actions ended up affecting everyone out there. When CSX centralized
dispatching then put 3+ times the track a TD was responsible for things
changed drastically. I also knew when I buzzed in a TD I had to wait in
line. I always thought it was funny when my conductors would keep
buzzing thinking it would get faster results. The railroad changed with
CSX and you adapted or became a miserable person. lol

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Dontcare:

It is evident from your attitude, that you really don't give a shit. 
I always did care,  I always tried my best because I took pride in my
job.  I gave crews respect when they earned it. I knew what crews would
do a good job and the ones who did not give a shit, and were there to
F$%& me.  Guess who got the good runs.  I never said that you said that
trains stall, I was asking you a question.  So you STATE that trains run
10 mph or under most of the time, your words not mine. I guess that
makes easy on a dispatcher not having to give you a slow order ...lol
...That being said, trains will STALL.  Also it must be taking 2 crews
to get train over the road.  A 150 mile run will take 15 hours.  Now,
you can BS other people but not me.  Now, you say dispr are always
forgetting to give you a signal... Is this like a crew falling asleep
at a head light meet.. I have had crews get a signal after being in a
siding for 10 minutes and 45 minutes later still not taken it, then
when I would call them and ask them what is the problem, all of a
sudden they knock it down...wow, imagine that.  Then the big lie when
you tell the dispatcher you will be knocking down the signal in 5
minutes, then 20 minutes later they knock it down.  Then you want to
bitch about bad train meets.   I know the games T&E play on a
dispatcher.  All you do is tell them what want them to hear.  So you
can screw another train.  You say big brother is watching you ..Well,
get used to it because dispatchers have had someone looking over their
shoulder for 30 years.  Welcome to the club.  Lunch break, now that is
a good one.  My lunch break was sometimes a candy bar while I run to
the bathroom to take a piss, only to come back and have some ass hole
ask me where I have been...I have not even touched on MofW screwing a
dispatcher.  I will save that for later.  Please , if you do anything
in your RR career , PLEASE sit in with a dispatcher because I promise
you , your attitude will change.  BECAUSE you really have no CLUE...

The other poster was right.  We are all in this together and must work
together.  One of the biggest problems is a dispr knows what other
crafts do because that comes with their training but other crafts NEVER
SIT WITH A DISPR. Shot a 78 today....got to work on my putting.

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

Here is what CSX has to look forward to. Hh cut so deep at cn cp. they
canít hire and train people fast enough. Retired train crews x-managers
called back to run a unit/ trains paying these guy 400.00 a day if they
need them or not getting paid just to be on stand buy. The employees
have some value now that scumbag HH is gone. Once they get rid of creel
ceo Minnie me Hh   Things should get back to better working conditions.
So CSX guys donít get frustrated and quite. You will out last these 
pricks in management and get back the respect you deserve. Stick it
out.

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

Equipment

That's just the half of it.  What happened to their so called fuel
efficiency rules and this so called TO saving fuel and running better.
They stuck me on an train with two engines that was close to 17,000
tons and instead of using the normal 700-800 gallons of fuel to do the
trip the leader used 1200 and the trailer 1050. The leader was a CSX
motor only a year old. What the hell is that all about. Why are they
building these trains so they suck the hell out of the fuel. Got to be
some scam going on behind the scenes. How could they benefit from this.
That's some pretty crappy gas mileage!  LOL!

Name: Equipment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

CSX sells off power, now there good power is breaking down and being
pushed, to the limit-because of power shortage and repairs being
deferred. But the repairs of equipment can only be deferred so long
that it becomes unsafe and inoperable. Lay off people that repair them
donít stock parts that are needed to fix them. Crews timing out because
of limited speeds. Tracks and infrastructure being ignored. Yes they
save money, but when the shit hits the fan there is no savings costs
company more in the long run. But as long as they can make the numbers
for the quarter thatís all that matters to the management. The bad
orders pile up the track does not get attention etc. Will end up in a
derailment no money saved there. The longer CSX operates like this the
deeper the hole they dig. Steel wearing on steel is a reality for all
railroads. And if you do not stay on top of the maintance it spells
doom and gloom. There is no way other than neglect to get out of
maintance. Be careful out there people, your safety concerns are the
last thing on CSX managements mind. There agenda is to fill the pot of
gold and run with it. Cover your own ass and watch out for your mates.
Good luck.

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

The unions at cp we put grievances in for all violations. They went to
abitration and 87 percent where won. Hh refused to pay but he had no
choice. One person was reinstated back to work threw abitration. Hh did
not like the decision said he was taking it to Supreme Court never
happened. Taking these cases to arbitration is expensive for union and
company. But when the company keeps losing cases, because it is clear
to everyone they are just bullies. Itís bad PR. Hunter lik d to
intimidate to send a message but end d up paying cash back to people
affected. That was the part he did not like. They started making shit
up and putting in an employees file so they could use down the road. I
would check your personal file every once in a while to see if this is
the case with you. Union gave priority to people fired and pulled out
of service. The other stuff was secondary. Once a grievance is
submitted to the union they own it, but they have a duty to take people
fired to abitration to fight for persons job. There are grievances with
low priority but they will in time address them. Rome was not built in
a day, all this bullshit the company is doing is going to bite them
down the road. Tit for tat!!!!

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

Let's stick together. Dispatchers, yardmasters, conductors, and
engineers are all union brothers. We are all following rules and
policies out of Jacksonville. Stop blaming each other.
The important thing is to be safe yourself and keep an eye out for the
other guy. CSX has a 19th century attitude towards safety these days.
You are the one who will live the rest of your life with a bad back or
neck or worse. Say "Yes sir" and take your time to do the job but
most importantly to not get hurt.

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

L&N

Now I know your biased and don't really keep up. Where in my post did
I say we stall all the time. NO WHERE! Running 10 or more under is
common now. As for not knowing where trains are after shift change,
don't even get us started. My favorite the other day was a crew being
stuck out on light power waiting to come back to the yard after turning
it. After sitting for an hour the dispatch tells them they may have to
tie their train down because the yard is plugged. The crew asked him
what he was talking about that they didn't have a train. The dispatch
of course acted shocked and said his info stated they were holding out
with a train.  NOT THE CREWS FAULT!  As for sitting at sigs they forget
to line up, it happens more than you think. When you know your sitting
at 2 am in the morning for nothing and the minute you tone it up you
get the sig you know what happened. I have even had a few come on the
radio and tell me they were sorry. That's a descent dispatcher who can
admit their mistake. We all got our problems but not admitting that we
got issues worse than ever out there now isn't going to fix a thing.
We are all used to the lunch and Smoke breaks and waiting at shift
change. Been doing that for years. But dogging the crews and accusing
them of deliberately screwing the eyeballs out of dispatchers don't
work no more. We got a stop watch, cameras, gps and the best of all the
TO that runs under. A lot more bullcrap thrown on us to micro manage.
You got no clue any more.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2018

Re dontcareanymore:

You state that every train is over tonnage.  So, does this means trains
are stalling every day.  Don't buy it.  You say a dispatcher does not
call you a cab.  Now, do you know the process that is involved in
ordering you a cab.  Do you really know who is responsible. 
Dispatchers used to do it but crew mgt said we were doing there work.
So, they are the ones who do it. a dispatcher a tells crew mgt  and
they are done. 
 Another reason for crews need to sit in with a dispatcher.  You say a
dispatcher does not now you are out there, Bull hockey.  I now where
every train is.  And if you are behind a red board , you ARE there for
a reason.  Meeting another train, MOW working, train ahead picking up
and setting off, terminal not being to take you.   Again come sit with
a dispatcher.

You say a dispr will ask, " who is this" well did you answer with
your train ID?  If I just sat down and have 30 trains out there i am
dealing with, yes I might ask you what time you dog.  No big deal.  It
would be like a dispatcher asking you the minute you get on a train and
ask to you have engine 6969?  And you answer, I don't know.  

You ask me to volunteer to consult, now come on REALLY.  I consulted
for 35 years.  It is really ironic the things you are complaining about
are the dispatchers who were saying the same thing 3 years ago when they
were working T&E, now they are dispatching... What comes around , goes
around.  Maybe you can put in for a dispatching job and change things. 
But I promise you , you will be hearing the same bitching you are
complaining about after YOU become a dispatcher.  Or maybe you can
volunteer to sit in and tell a dispatcher who has been dispatching for
25 years how he can do a better job dispatching.  Because every T&E
thinks they can do a better job but when they get the opportunity, They
fail.   Good Luck,  I am Playing Golf Tomorrow...

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

Ya tm tm got the Hh speech to do extra work, not having feet up on the
desk. It makes them feel warm and fussy inside. Donít worry they will
tell there bosses how much extra effort they put in to get things
moving faster. I checked status of CSX stock again it is flat. Not move
up any time soon, and future prediction of CSX is bearish. Every other
railway canít keep up lots of business, with increased car loads up
each month. CSX car load down each month. I donít think Foote is able
to make a case with the goverment. Because he created all his own
problems, Hh name is not behind the CSX stock anymore the hope is long
gone. All that Foote is, is a bandage solution because he worked with
Hh and they figured it would carry the same hope. Thatís not going to
happen Foote was Hh bitch did what he was told. Never let in a position
to make decisions when Hh was alive. Board of directors had to do
something so they promoted Foote. CSX track system is like a spider
web. Where cp cn straight line of track across the country. Foote will
never ever repeat what they did in Canada. Foote will crash and burn
long before he accomplishes any of Hh plan. Then the new guy with scrap
PR and take it back to what it was. That is my prediction for Foote and
CSX.

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

HEY JOKE

You want some interesting news. How bout the fact that a yardmaster
came out of his office and took a wagon out in the yard and assisted
hanging 2 tele's and lined switches for trains to leave. You think
that's interesting enough. So bad the YM are coming out in our field
and doing our work and they aren't utility men. They cant be time
slipped for doing our work because they aren't real supervisors. No
supervisor can be a union contract covered employee. But that YM isn't
in our craft and sure the hell shouldn't be doing our work or out of
his cushy office. Tm's letting shit ride for them but god for bid we
break a rule shit will hit the fan. I don't even see how this is legal
with the FRA. There are rules on attaching yourself to T&E crew and
working. Pretty sure a YM cant be working on a YM position and be a T&E
utility man. Next thing you know they will be setting up banners.  
Did you find that interesting??????
Oh and rumors has it that FOOTE is deliberately setting things up to
fail right now so he has an excuse to go to the feds and request help
from another railroad.  Guess which one!!!!! I smell a merger!

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

Hey workers on your last five years all the overtime any extra time you
are working builds your pention up. I work lots of OT on my last five
makes a big difference on pention numbers. Make the bastards pay and
pay. Call it stress pay.

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

This site is 100 percent useless. Nothing but worthless bitching and
moaning. Instead of the same half a dozen no life fucks posting can
somone that actually knows something useful post? Jobs being added or
abolished any where? Foote visiting the remaining humps or talks about
hump yards opening back up? Anything at all?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2018

Looks like West Virginnie has the PLACEHOLDER crossing safety program
growing in somebodies pockets.

https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/programplanning/comment/draftstip2016-2021/STIP/AppA.pdf
RAILROAD PREEMPTION WV 9 INSTALL RR PREEMPTION $80,000
DUNBAR WV RR XX REPL XXING SURFACE $25,000
RR TUNNEL O/P REN BR $2,000,000
TEAYS LANE RR XX BETTERMENT XXING SURFACE UPGRADE $21,000
CHARLES STREET CROSSING INSTALL FLASHERS $70,000
RR PAVEMENT MARKER SYMBOL PT 1 INSTL PAVEMENT MARKING $703,000 (1,339
crossings --many not paved)
2016 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2016 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2017 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2017 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2018 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2018 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2019 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2019 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2020 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2020  R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
CORNING WAY RR XING INST FLASHING,UPGR XING $15,000
2015 ALUM CREEK RR XX REPL CONCRETE $15,000
2015 RONDA RR XX REPL SEAL & ASPHALT $15,000
2015 WV CENTRAL RXR DESIGN STUDY FOR NEW RAIL FACILITY  $200,000
WV CENTRAL RR TUNNEL REHA TUNNEL REHABILITATION FOR SRA  $76,200
2013 SRA LOOP STUDY STUDY TO UPGRADE EX RR FACILITY T642SRALO100
$32,500
2016 WV CENTRAL RR TUNNEL REHA TUNNEL REHABILITATION FOR SRA  $888,700
2016 WAYNE RR XX + 4 GRADE RR XX BETTERMENTS  $82,000
2013 EUREKA HUNTER PIPE LINE IMPR RR XING  $285,000
2016 SRA RR WORKER STUDY RR WORK CLASSIFICATION STUDY T699SRATW100
$25,000

Name: YEAH!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2018

Dontcarenomore

AMEN BROTHER. And if we do get this hourly rate then I guarantee you I
definitely wont be buzzing them up. Sit behind a bush and we can turn
all the lights off. Get paid by the hour then we better learn how to
lay low, quiet and let them build those damn long trains. 
Wont be getting that hourly rate unless it is a win-win for the
overpaid union officials. They don't do anything that doesn't line
their pockets in the long run. We just got to figure out how its
helping them steal from both sides!

Name: Things to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You tmís act like you will never be affected by changes. The word is
your tm jobs are gone. Dispatcher will be doing it all out of head
office. With satellites and cameras it is all being set up to run out
of head office. Technology that they are setting up is design to save
them thousands in staff and real estate. And the people left will have
brass breathing down your back. Thatís what is coming!

Name: Proven to be numb nutz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You're getting ready to get the hourly rate among other stuff rammed up
your ass and you uneducated fucks are worried about line speed and
crossing gates... You prove everyday how dumb you really are.

Name: dontcarenomore
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 April 2018

L&N

Your comments aren't anything we don't already know. As for the
ramifications of running trains with over tonnage for the motors and
the terrain there is none. It happens every single day. It is now the
norm to build 2-3 mile long trains with 15-16 tons and put as little
power on as possible. Ever since HH came in and went nuts cutting
trains and doubling them up it doesn't matter anymore. I have talked
to dispatchers. Several of them. They don't give a shit anymore
either. You cant run and they know why. They don't have to ask. If
they do they are just asking because the new Hitler running CSX is
following the dead nut jobs insane plan and his unreasonable running
times. If your still in the loop then you should already know all this.
We all know your need to defend dispatchers. It was your craft. It was
your people. Just like we defend our craft when we get the blame for
the companies stupid crap that they want to through back in our lap.
But the plain fact is we don't build these damn things that cant run
track speed. We don't forget to line up the sigs. We don't ask to sit
for hours waiting for a ride we forgot to call. We don't forget a crew
is sitting out there and fail to tell the next dispatcher who is out
there during the turn over. It just happened to me again 2 trips ago.
After sitting there and waiting for my damn ride for 2 hours I tone up
the dispatcher after shift change and he freaks out because he didn't
even know I was sitting out there.

"who is this again? Where are you sitting? When did you outlaw? Let me
check on the ride again. OH sorry I don't see anything ordered for you.
Would you be willing to catch a ride on the next train that's coming
by?  I know it will be a lot quicker for you!"
Nope, I'll pass. I'm on overtime. I'll wait on a wagon.

Maybe in all your spare time you have keeping up with your old craft
you could do something more productive like maybe volunteer to help out
CSX as a consultant with all your expert knowledge on how the railroad
should be run. Call them and see if they will take you on board. I
think you would be in for a real shock when you see how things are done
now. Learn how to run a railroad that runs half speed!
I don't care no more for a reason. They call me I plan on being out
there 12-16 hours. Doesn't matter as long as I get paid what is
rightfully coming to me. I don't keep toning up the disp. every 30
minutes to find out whats happening with us. I give them 2 hours then I
ask. I asked once and I have done my job. Leave me sitting behind a red
for an hour for no reason. Not my problem. I don't have to explain
that. We had our conversation. Don't yell at me and want to know why I
didn't remind you earlier. You got a screen and you should know where
your trains are. Overtime makes good money. Just pay me.

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

I would not walk away from good paying job at CSX. Outside CSX there is
a lot of computation for jobs where you donít need higher education.
Ice has busted factories where all the workers are illegals. If they
get hurt they have private doctors to care for them. They are paid
under the table, they cannot sue there employers because they are
illegals. The employer using illegals it is a win win for them they
donít have to fallow any rules and there is no liability. So a legal
person looking for a job in these type of places does not stand a
chance. What trump is doing by getting the illegals out of the country
is a good thing. If you want to come to the USA do it legally. My point
being and from my own experience, it is very hard to find the pay you
get on the railway, outside of the railway. Right now it is stressful
because of the new management. But push threw it just for the pay. Itís
no fun working at a job and not being able to pay all your bills. I
found outside of the railway it was hard finding half the pay I made
working on the railway. So yes give it some good hard thought before
you think of walking away from a job that has good pay. Just my two
cents worth from someone who has been there.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2018

Engr:  lol... Now, did you notify the dispatcher that your train is not
able to run line speed.  I know you don't realize it but that kind of
factors in on figuring train meets.  Also, if your train is over
tonnage, again did you notify the dispatcher.  When I worked the chief
i had the authority to tell yards to reduce the tonnage.  Believe me, I
stay in the loop. It would be insane to allow a train out on a sub
division and stall and tie up the RR .  Do you realize the
ramifications  if that was allowed on a regular basis.  I know the
engines are crap.  In fact numerous CSX engines are in storage.  CSX
has been using foreign line engines.  Train are being built longer. 
PIG trains are now hauling slop freight, thus reducing the trains
speed.  I have road trains for over 30 years.  Actually assisted trains
on set offs and pickups back in the early 80's.  It would really
benefit you to take the time to sit in with a crew caller, clerk and
mostly a train dispatcher.  It would really open your eyes on how and
why things are done in other crafts. I know the railroad has changed
drastically over the last few years.  I still have family that are
engineers and dispatchers, so I keep up what is going on. But I will
tell you, I am damn glad I am retired..

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

L&N
Not running line speed?  LOL LOL LOL! You are out of the loop. Haven't
had a train in weeks that could keep up track speed. Over tonage trains
with junk motors or not enough to begin with. They find give a shit
about track speed anymore. It's about how many cars you can drag
across the road at once. No one sets out without disp. Knowing. Like
lock said. GPS and big brother on all the time. Have to have answers
for taking too much time. too bad we can't turn the tables when we're
left for 3-4 hours on a train waiting for a ride that was never callec!
FRA HOS reports are a useless joke!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2018

Well said engineer for 10 to 20years.csx has to be one of the worst
places I've ever worked... And I've worked some shitty jobs.even
counting "jobs" I had to do in jail when I was younger! They act like
we are crack whores just because they're paying us..which taking in to
consideration  the hours work if you have any kind of skills really is
not above-average at all. I'm gone. Good luck to you guys that gotta
stay

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

Re: L&N. Engineer
Good debate! Didn't understand most but injoyed the read.
Crews are still crews. Once we leave the railroad there seems to be no
one to talk to. That's one reason I'm on the site even though few no
what I'm talking about or care.
The site sorta keeps one in touch.
HE HAS RISEN!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

each month the carloads shipped is down just the way CSX wants it. Once
certain lines are sold off and more customers lost. I guess footes plan
is to see how many customers a month can be lost so he can keep with
reducing staff , to meet his target by 2020.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Loco:  really does not matter how long I have been gone, crews are
crews.  Some work better than others.  Engineers who wait until they
are almost in the yard to tell a dispatcher about engine problems they
have been having since they dept.   Stopping to S/O without notifying
the dispatcher and tying up the main line. Not running line speed and
not telling the dispr.   Crews taking 2 hours to P/U 3 cars while other
crews do it in less than 30 min.  Dispatchers have someone breathing
down their neck from the time they sit down until they go home.  You
want to know why the dispatcher ask you for your delays is because they
do not have ESP  and are responsible for turning in delays to the chief
and inputting it in the computer.  And yes, crews still screw the
eyeballs out of a dispatcher, that will never change

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

L&N 
You have been gone to long. Let me correct you. We DO NOT screw the
eyeballs out of any dispatcher. We are all now working under the big
brother GPS, BLACK BOX,PTC AND TO WITH CAMERAS IN THE CAB micro
management team. Last night the dispatcher asked a crew over the radio
why he had a 16 minute delay on his travel from point A to point B.
Their reason? Another 2 mile long train with 2 shitty engines and way
underpowered averaging 20 MPH.  No one can screw anyone anymore. Not
even local jobs. They Track the movement from GPS and when they are
real pissed they down load the black box to see how many times you
moved, how far and when you sat still. shit goes down hill 99% of the
time because of stupid idiots moves made by anyone other than the
CREWS! We don't block the trains wrong. We don't put wrong car wrong
train. We don't build them 2 miles long and 15000 tons and put junk
motors on them. We don't forget to light up the crews after figuring
out they've been sitting for 30 minutes for no reason. We don't screw
up work orders and forget to put set off's or pick ups on them. We
don't forget to call wagons to assist crews with work when they got 2
mile long trains to pick up in blocks and air test off a single main.
We got to many eyes and bullshit tattle tail crap pointing at us to be
stupid and play around. 4-5 hours to get out of a yard is bullshit.
Sitting 1-2 hours on a main line waiting while dipatchers fight over a
shared diamond is bullshit. Nothing that any of the crews have anything
to do with. We understand dispatchers got their problems. We know how
this company works but blaming the crews for the crap doesn't fly
anymore. We're on CANDID CAMERA!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Loco engr:

You state that yardmasters and disprs are terrible quite often.  One of
the reasons is because the come from T&E and sometimes can be
overwhelming for them.  No different than a dispatcher having to work
with terrible engineers and conductors who set out to screw the
eyeballs out of them every chance they get.  You no longer have a pool
of operators to choose from for dispatchers.  They hire people and give
them limited training then expect to work a job like a person with 10
plus years service.  It is not fair to them or the people they have to
work with...

Name: Hh cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

When Hh was in Canada he tried to get crews to sign a release form that
if there was a mishap that the company could do history on employees
cell phone. It never happened,if there was a mishap the police could
get court order to do history on employees phone. But the company would
never see it. Unless it was made public after court hearing and wrong
doing found. These companies want control of every aspect of an
employees life. GPS on all equipment is a start. I was driving company
vehicle and I was reprimanded for not having seatbelt on when on a
public street, the computer gave me up they New everything I did in
truck. Speed stops starts etc. They nailed one guy using blu tooth in
company truck for using cell phone threw truck radio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Screw them; we both forgot our cell phones at the house.

Name: LC BLET 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

All Engineers  

CSX has stilled failed to revise the electronic device rule. The
current reissue remains the same. Locomotive engineers are still
prohibited from using their personal electronic devices (cell phones)
while at the controls of a locomotive even when stopped. 
DO NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE TO CALL THE PTC, TRIP OPTIMIZER OR
MECHANICAL HELP DESK. MAKE CONTACT USING YOUR LOCOMOTIVE RADIO WITH THE
ASSISTANCE OF THE DISPATCHERS. RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICES ONLY.
If you have a mechanical issue that requires you to be outside of the
cab and your radio's handheld will not reach and you can not keep
verbal communication with the mechanical person assisting you then your
duties are done. The company should know these instances do happen and
should be making exceptions for them.
There has been reports that TM's have been telling the dispatcher to
instruct crews to call them. If you do not have a railroad supplied
cell phone then you absolutely ca not call them on your personal cell
phone while in the cab. Instruct the dispatcher that you will be
stopping so one of the crew members can get off the train and follow
the 25 foot rule for safely using a personal electronic device ( cell
phone). 
No one is trying to be difficult. The rules set forth by CSX were part
of an FRA ruling. They are not to be violated in order to make things
more convenient for the carrier. DO NOT ALLOW SUPERVISORS TO INTIMIDATE
OR BULLY YOU INTO VIOLATING THE WRITTEN RULES! They are well aware of
how they have been written. The union's were hoping that they would
have made a revision by now but unfortunately they have not. Until they
come to their senses and revise the rules then all parties involved will
just have to deal with the inconveniences.

Name: Carload week 12
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

2018 week 12 carloads down 3.1 percent less than this time  compared to
2017 which is close to 3000 less cars loads. That a bit of money lost
in revenue, And three hundred one hundred cars trains they did not have
to run. At this rate wont be long before they lose most business to
other carriers. Trucks other rr carriers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Here are some of the reasons that "CSX Sucks". It starts with the
culture.  Management is #1.  They don't have the skills and talent
period.  I have never been a part of an organization this lazy and
stupid. About 90% of the decisions made are wrong.  Neopotism is
rampant and so is hiring management due to minority and military status
instead of the most qualified.  Dispatching and yardmastering is
terrible quite often.  Once again hiring the wrong people.  The union
is also the problem. The "clique" or select few make decisions on
behalf of all which usually involves greed instead of quality of life. 
Rest and other aspects could be better managed.  Favoritism and bribery
happen a lot causing animosity.  Same people deadheading and flipping
home.  The list goes on.....have a good day.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2018

NOTE for James Foote --CSX

So in 2015 they show $2.8 million to be used for railroad safety in New
Jersey ---$754,000 used---and $2.046 million rolled over. Maybe one of 5
projects with total of $754,000 show done per Federal records and Google
maps. $2.8 million in 2015 just goes poof.
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510788/n4510788_t1.cfm
Feds show $3,628,482 for New Jersey railroad crossings in 2015. With
the 10% state match that would be right around $4 million for crossing
safety not the $2.8 million showing. So $1.2 million is missing from
the git go. 

CSX runs dangerous trains in New Jersey and your letting safety funds
be wasted/stolen/whatever. Is that right CSX BOSSS??? FRA--FHWA--State
DOT---DOJ--Chunkie Trumpie sitting on the wall??

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Re: L@N Dispatcher

Thanks for the input.
No I don't work inside CSX if I did they would fire me for reporting
them for being BAD GUYS.  LOL!  Yes, I still work for my guys (CSX
Signals). I still carry the same message my guys wanted made and that
is: "We are getting women and children killed out here and are
powerless to do anything about it. We are getting money for our budgets
stolen.
We are sitting up alll night baby sitting crossings that don't work.
When we go home we pray we don't get a call telling us some one was
killed at a crossing that is impossible to repair."
The job I had was only a dream to me.  Does anyone think I would give
it up? CSX don't hire people at this level who is stupid!
CSX left me no option but to fight for what's right and fight I will!
Will I win? We'll see.
Sorry, this gets complicated and doesn't seem logical for a person to
go to such lengths, CSX left me no other options.
Wish I had a CSX (Signals) - SUCKS site to post on. HA!!

Name: &$@ď
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Look at how stupid you all sound. This shit is dumber than Facebook.

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

Cond

I did reread it. He thinks the news story I wrote about was fake. That
the UP knew the news crew was on-property. The news video was years
before this Trump "Fake News" nonsense. All this BS with some buying
into fake news is just a rehash of the story Peter and the Wolf.
Finally when people don't believe anything reality hits then it's to
late. I would think anyone who works for the railroad would be
concerned about being safe. Nothing changed the railroad are still left
to handling security.

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

Hey there no name engineer for 20-30 years CSX does suck that's why it
has a website dedicated to letting people know how it sucks and of
course there are people that complain who in the hell can put up with
their s*** that they do to you I've never worked at a job and been
treated like they treat you there just because they pay us well
doesn't mean they can treat us like animals and I did something about
it but guys that have been there for 20-30 years like you ain't got
enough balls to do anything about it

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

Re Dave:

Ellen Fitzsimmons does not work for CSX anymore... If you are working
for CSX you should have known that...

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2018

And add on the WASTE while your at it CSX audit guy and James M. Foote.
$800,000 for two crossings with 3,000 and 8,000 YEARS for a collision
in Illinois. Tip of a very big waste scheme for CSX. Can you spell
M-U-R-D-E-R???

Douglas 154509K CSX Newman Broadway Street
Install Cantilevers; Modify Automatic Flashing Light Signals; Install
Gates $410,207 $431,797
7725 0.000121 154509K CSX IL DOUGLAS NEWMAN BROADWAY ST 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0
2 15 NO 2 750
#####
Douglas 154511L CSX Newman N King Street
Reconstruct Approaches; Install Automatic Flashing Light Signals;
Install Gates $372,685 $392,300
7206 0.000316 154511L CSX IL DOUGLAS NEWMAN KING ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0 2 15
YES 2 175

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2018

CSX Employees
Below is an e-mail to CSX Law and Auditing explaining a continuation of
Fraud against the people and  government. This suit is a matter of
record if you need to check its legitimacy.
Hopefully by my going public CSX will change its practices and make a
full reimbursement to the people and damages.
""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

Ellen Fitzsimmons
CSX Executive Vice President-Law and Public Affairs

Bryan Rhode
Vice President CSX Internal Audit

The Crossing Safety 130 Fund is money passed from the Federal
Government to the states 
for installation of rail crossing warning systems. When a system is
installed a railroad 
is reimbursed for its cost out of this fund.

CSX has admitted twice of overbilling the 130 Fund and paid back
overcharges to the 
states allowing more warning systems to be installed protecting
drivers.

Over a number of Federal and state investigations a third investigation
under the False 
Claims Act revealed CSX has continued the same overbilling practices.
However, records 
reveal no reimbursments made to any state allowing installation of new
Lights and Gates 
to increase Public Safety.

Please contact me and I will assist CSX.

A. David Nelson
CSX Signal and Crossing Engineering.
1-27-18

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

Dave 
Post it . Post all of it. Post names. Post your emails. Blow the lid
off. Shit or get off the pot.

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

Hey corp.

Let's go with a new e-mail
We're running all over Floridians LITERALLY. 
We're running high speed trains right through the Gold Coast without
proper safe guards. Senator Bill Nelson wants the safety aspect of
these trains investigated.
Do you want me to e-mail the senator and tell him the unsafe
situations? Then I can post the e-mail on here for your reading
pleasure.  I could also send the e-mail to multiple medias especially
when some one else gets run over. 
I did enjoy your post please post again.

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

Re: corp.

Whewyyyyy! I musta pissed somebody off! 
That means going directly to the CSX people responsible for safety with
an e-mail, telling them the problem. Then you post the same e-mail to
the public and CSX-SUCkS "CSX has been told the problems and refuse to
respond."
I can see where a bunch of CSX Exects are pissed at me. The e-mails I
have sent them with their names haven't been posted yet.  And these
e-mails don't include all the government regulators, politicians and
media e-mails.
Let me see now, who I want to expose next!

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

Another problem with this site is about 10 to 15 people write about 90%
of the posts. They are the ones who come up with the crafty names (so
they think) or use cindy Sanborn, Michael Ward or Hunter harrison or
any other managers names. Do you think anyone other then yourselves
thinks it funny. These are the same guys that comes to work and bitches
and complains about there job and csx all day long to anyone who will
listen. Every terminal has one or two of them. its always about how
they are getting mistreatd. Hate to tell you everyone gets mistreated
even the trainmasters, I have heard how upper management talks to them
over conference calls and it's not pleasant. Then the complainers then
go home to there double wide and sits down and comes on this site to
bitch about something. Of course they offer no solutions or will not
step up to do something.YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND  YA I KNOW THE
TRUTH HURTS, BUT YOU NEEDED TO HEAR THIS

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

Dave
I didn't post anything so why would I do anything, you have the
problem,  step the fuck up and do something about it.

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Dave 
When are you going to give it up. Your starting to follow the pattern
of the old pines. No one is going to listen to you and they sure don't
want to work with you in any capacity.  You have posted numerous times
how you were harrased and bullied. Escorted off the property.  You have
emailed people and obviously pissed people off. Do you think anyone is
stupid enough to walk in your shoes. You are fooling yourself if you
think anyone will sink their ship for your cause. Pines never stopped
it and your ranting won't either. Go March on the white house lawn.
Send letters to trump. Good luck with all of that. In the meantime find
a way to get over what happened to you. Obsession is unhealthy. Your not
going to be the shot heard around the world. Just a miserable old man
who gave up a chance for a happy life before death.

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

Re: locomotive Engineer

Good post thanks for gracing us with your presence. 
You are correct, don't just complain about CSX safety, do something.
Thanks for volunteering!
Seven posts prior is an attempt to get CSX Chief Engineer to work with
me stopping many accidents caused by CSX. Unfortunately Mr. Walker and
CSX seems uninterested resulting in no safety improvement. I need for
you to contact CSX and find out why? You may also contact the FRA,
USDOT, STB, media or any politician you choose. Have them contact me
and I'll work them to improve safety.
Anyone can do their part in this.

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

Re: cond

Train crews are forbidden to talk to media.
An Engineer can speak to police but only give answers when spoken to.
Engineers can speak to railroad officials.
Wonder why we have these rules?

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

RRJIM

???.  I didn't see anything in brakeman 30s post about believing the
railroads were safe?  In fact I saw quite the opposite. He said the
crews didn't say anything to the news crews about being there because
they were hoping they would catch something illegal.

Maybe try reading that post again. That happens a lot on this site.
People not reading the post correctly

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

brakeman 30+

If you want to believe railroads are safe that's your prerogative. I
can tell you buy into this "fake news" BS. The only fake news is from
the talk show channels like FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and a few others. I call
them fake news because they are really nothing more than talk shows
with just a lot of BS opinions not facts. The story I mentioned was
around 12+ years ago. It wasn't till recently that AMTRAK stepped up
security. Our railroads are wide open vulnerable.

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

Engineer

Mantal Ridge only owns 4.9%.  You think it ok for them to destroy a
company because they own a lot of stock?

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

This is the reason i dont come on this site much anymore. Just a bunch
of pussys who do nothing but complain about everything, but offers no
solutions.how many times do we need to hear how incompetent a
trainmaster is! Another good one is the union sucks, if theunion sucks,
why dont you run to be a local chairmen and see if you can do better.
Lets see....  mantle ridge is destroying csx, guess what they own alot
of csx stock so i guess the can if they choose to. the mean trainmaster
is doing O TESTS, its part of there job.STOP FUCKING CRYING ABOUT
EVERYTHING IF YOUR NOT WILLING TO STAND UP AND DO WHATS RIGHT. YOU JUST
WANT THE NEXT PERSON TO DO IT FOR YOU CAUSE EITHER YOUR SCARED,LAZY OR
AFRAID YOU WILL GET FIRED.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

I love it cn and cp are hurting for employees, Hh cut so deep cutting
staff that they are running   around like chickens with there head cut
off. Management is not pulling people out so fast now. All of a sudden
employees are important again. And the employees that where screwed
around day after day. Now it is pay back time. This will happen at
CSX.with cn and cp fast tracking new employees, there is going to be
lots of screw up, mistakes etc. And the management is going to have to
figure out how to fix it..with no help from employees.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

CSX Employees
Below is a copy of an e-mail I sent to CSX explaining a major safety
issue and offering my assistance on 01/29/18. This is one of several
requests sent to CSX with no response. 
"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Carl Walker
CSX Chief Engineer of Signals

My name is A. David Nelson
CSX Signal Engineering Management.
I called an Audit for CSX overbilling the Crossing Safety 130 funds for
installation of 
new Warning Systems and was escorted to the door. I still have other
issues to complete. 
Hopefully you will assist in the ethical and safe operation of CSX. 

The Warning System control circuits currently being used are illegal,
not meeting the 
Code of Federal Regulation (CFR). The older D/C control circuits were
Fail-Safe but were 
replaced by circuits operating by frequency. To make things simple,
train control Signals 
will not work with the signal being put on the same rails as D/C.
In order to remove the Pole Lines, decreasing cost in maintenance and
train delays Chief 
Engineer Bill Scheerer changed these control circuits from D/C to
frequency eleminating 
the 
Fail-Safe principle of operation.  The new control circuits are causing
crossing 
accidents, injuring or killing drivers and train crews who we are to
protect.
I am willing to assist CSX in correcting these Warning System failures.
Call or e-mail me 
please.

A. David Nelson
01-29-18
Nelson284@juno.com

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

Re: Hogger
Not to worry about CSX finding the poster unless the poster admits to
the post. The FRA and some little dirt bag RR in Florida already tried
that one on me. Your union attorney was there also.
Personally I don't want to put the hammer down on these guys but it
looks like everyone I dealt with is gone not to mention I'm having to
deal with Foreigners. These new guys apparently don't know how to
negotiate a Release.

Let me give you a small example:
Railroads are bullying people in Florida by working in partnership with
the state and politicians. This partnership turned the railroads into
money making contractors instead of a dollar for dollar reimbursement.
We named the Tri Rail Communter "The money Pit" 
Stealing the people blind through a money laundering scheme between the
Feds, state and onto the railroads. I tried to stop it and got totally
destroyed. LOL
See, I had this first leg of the Florida Corridors installed and yes I
know all about what went on and is going on. Problem is there is no one
at CSX to negotiate with which leaves me with simply letting go on the
politicians. I guess the Canadians don't understand the big picture of
their politician protection jumping the freaking ship!
Once the information is out, it can't be put back in

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

ENOUGH IDIOTS


Enough with your stupid transgender crap and find another site. You
cant be railroaders if this is all you got to post about. JEEEZZZ!

Bet you didn't know that the csx police have been going crazy watching
this site. The hits are out the roof! The local authorities have been
notifying the company about post on here as well.  Wow! Someone has put
a burr under their saddle. Don't forget this site is protected from
their interference. It was approved by a federal judge. Just keep the
information factual. Don't make up stories you cant prove. Use common
sense.

Name: Nsa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

The goverment has all the information on every American. Bush and the
NSA with the patriat act. AT&T google etc. go threw goverment servers
and they are paid millions of dollars for giving your information up.
You have no privacy. It was all given to the patrait act. Thatís what
it takes to be American, chips under the skin coming soon.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

Re: RRJIM

Good post! Railroads are paid by government to self police for TSA.
I turned on Fox News and Shepard Smith reported "if your name is Dave
Nelson you're in big trouble. The government has a Scortched Earth
Search for You."
The wiffe ask me "What did you do now?"
People wonder how Americans get on a terrorist list?
Sorta gives railroad agents the ability to spy on or shoot any one they
choose doesn't it.

Name: Illness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

Transgengender is still on the books as a mental disorder! So I would
keep to yourself if your applying for a job at CSX. Like a lot of other
railroaders be discreet wearing  womens under garments.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

RRJim

The reason they didn't say anything is because they had to know who
they were and they were hoping the news crews would catch a bunch of
safety hazards and laws broken by the railroad.  Im sure there was
plenty on that tape that they had to edit or throw out once the UP
threatened a federal law suit against them for trespassing and
violation of Federal laws. Took a lot of balls for them to come on the
property and do that. Guarantee you the crews knew what they were
doing!

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2018

Transgender: I'm not a fag hater I just think the world was a much
better place when you all were in the closet sorry to say. So gi back
in and I'll shut the door for you

Name: Security
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

We took course on spotted terroists. Now we end up calling cops on model
railroaders? They are every where with there cameras

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

sawit

After 9/11 the Bush administration let the railroads govern themselves
on homeland security. In other words nothing changed. I watched a story
some years ago where a news crew taped a box on to a tanker in
California on UP property. It was at night with lights & cameras. You
could see UP workers in the yard down the track and no one came to ask
what they were doing. The news crew then followed the box from
Bakersfield to LA and no one from the railroad inspected anything. I
felt real secure after seeing it. The only ones who were scrutinized
was us. We had to go get TWIC cards (Transportation Worker
Identification Card) issued by TSA to work at certain places. If
someone didn't pass they couldn't work those jobs. As for trespassers
that is a joke. When all the BS came out about reporting suspicious
people & activity it went nowhere. CSX where I worked had 2 Special
Agents that had like 5 states (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina,
Tennessee, and Kentucky) that they were assigned. What a joke!

Name: Smarter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

Support 
Either your the transgender "ape" poster or your just so easy. You do
know that Ape put those post just to bait idiots and transgenders. His
apology was just to keep the conversation going.  So sad you fell for
it.  Now go find some safety issues that don't require discussing
dressing issues!

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

Transgender you have your gay community for support. Every day society
is really not interested with chicks with dicks. Live your life.

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

I appolige to everyone, no more posts

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

Ya i know i said i would not post anymore, but i know which bathroom to
use and no i dont need to see a shrink. Problem is your just
homophobic.if you dont like me thats all right, i figured a majority of
my coworkers would not and thats ok also. Leave me alone and I'll do
like wise.

Name: sawit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

Xtrah bored

You got to look out for yourself at CSX. The guys should have refused
to go anywhere until it was called all clear. They couldn't have done
a thing to them. If anyone felt unsafe and one supervisor ordered them
to go out in the field anywhere before the all clear order was given
they could sue the shit out of CSX and go full press.  We were working
the hump job one day and a guy in a station wagon with a black turban
drove right past the hump and headed down the road past the shop
building. We called tower 2 on the radio and told them of a suspicious
trespasser heading their way. They said  "yeah, ok". Talked to the
TMs later and not a single one of them knew about it.  We get these
Homeland security alerts and all they are is just a joke. They don't
give a rats ass and you hardly ever see Fed. railroad police because
they got so few of them hired there isn't enough to go around. This
companies security is one big joke!  Wont change until someone dies. 
You know the old saying.... All news rules comes from blood!

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

X-Trah Bored

If this situation really happened as you posted then someone needs to
be blasting the CSX public affairs department immediately. This kind of
situation should have been handled very differently. If anyone was
notified at Avon yard that there was a chance for a possible shooting
on the grounds and operations were continued as normal without
consideration of the safety of the workers and nothing was done about
it, there is strong grounds for someone to be fired. This kind of
action is an example of pure ignorance and disregard for the safety of
employees. 

If there is no meeting called on this issue and a plan of action
presented to all employees then you must take action for your own
safety in the future.

Contact the local News station. Wish TV 8 news room. Their number is 
317-931-2222.  They will be real interested in the situation that
happened.

Name: X-Trah Bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

You wanna talk about safety or lack there of? A very strange call came
over the radio in sunny Avon, Indiana. "Suicidal man with a hand
gun". The funny thing is...Avon didn't stop operations. A possible
active shooter situation 500 feet from the hump and intermodal site.
Yet no shelter in place order was given. The u-man was still sent down
under the bridge, and the pullers continued to work. There were about
ten cop cars there. I know management doesn't care about us. But this
is off the charts. Our lives and personal safety don't even register
with them. I thought about calling the news and the FRA. Hey
FRA...contact the Avon Police department and open an investigation
against CSX.

Name: Off track
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Corporate welfare personal welfare military benefits. Well just think
everyone has there hand in the tax jar. The middle class worker is the
back bone of the country thatís, is why it is upsetting when
undeserving people think they are entitled to our money. Pride is
expensive most working people pay there own way and some. Now a place
like CSX want to take that away from the workers. But as long as they
line there pockets first, and with all these jobs going away. Who is
going to buy the cars trucks hous s etc. The goverment has signed our
jobs away. To third world countries, scares me to think USA could
become one of these poor countries. Our taxes pay for everything, but
we keep electing celebrities that could not organize a drunk in a
liquor store. Trump has the business smarts. Has made more changes than
any president before him. And I hope his plan works to get the jobs
back. And he punishes companies that send our jobs out of the country.

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

Master debators
 
Welfare, transgenders, disability fraud, blah blah blah! This is a csx
sucks safety thread forum. Go to another website! 
Someone needs to do something about the damn engines not being
repaired. The seats won't adjust. The heaters aren't working right.
The damn Windows and doors won't lock right. oil all over the walk
ways. Wipers not working. The damn radios speaker's cracked and feed
back sucks! Getting sick of writing this shit up! CSX needs new name.
Call it "the king of rolling junk"!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

10% disability for what?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Veteran less than one yr. stop hating, sounds like you're jealous.
Because you were too stupid to pass up VA disability pay and free
health care for life. Your loss, I get 10% and free healthcare. FOR
LIFE. cry baby &#128557;, waaah waaaah waaah

Name: Welfare
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Research for what, chick quits school canít support herself does not
want to work. So she decides  to have a bunch of kids to get a nice pay
check with all the other benefits. Trump came along and rolled up the
red carpet on them.  Hillary Clinton does not believe in borders. If
she had it her way all the bums from south of the border would be on
well fair that n USA. People that voted for trump was a vote against
the freeness that the dems gave. Bill Clinton gave jobs way with nafta.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

I served in combat, no one is crying about military benefits. Fraudulent
benefits is the issue. People take advantage of every program imaginable
and it only hurts the US. There are too many "disabled" vets with
benefits. I served with guys that sat behind a desk for 4 years that
are now out and get money every month for the rest of their life for
ptsd. Something is wrong with a system that can be taken advantage of
so easily.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Welfare do some research before you start blabbing.

Name: Welfare
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Sure welfare was started before Obama, his second term he bought by all
his gifts to welfare bums. In some democratic states, they lost to
trump because the welfare bums where to lazy to go vote for lieing
Hillary Clinton. They where to busy fucking to get more welfare
benefits. Now that trump is in they have to look for a job boo hoo.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Money your an idiot welfare was established way before Obama.

As far as the military all you guys proud to be an American serve your
country or stop crying about military benefits.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Transgender: if you are at Wal-Mart standing in front of the restrooms
not knowing which ones to use while scratching your nuts you need a
shrink not a bathroom idiot

Name: Maintance
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

If the shop you are working in use to be really busy before Hh and Foote
came. And now your shop is not so busy and you notice the power you
always worked on is being sent to other certain shops for repair. This
is not by chance they are most likely looking to moth ball the shop
where maintance has declined. Head office is just testing the waters
right now to see if it will work. They save a lot of money closing a
shop and laying off people. Iíve seen this done and also bulldoze the
shop so they donít have to pay property taxes. You would think what a
waste to do that, but they do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Louisville still has the same sukkaz taking road jobs off the yard board

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Yes these self righteous managers will have there day. When they get cut
from managers job. If they are lucky they will hold a job in the field,
then have to face everyone and eat humble pie. Or get some severance
pay and pound the pavement looking for a job. At cprail I seen these
managers treat people like shit, when they where demoted back to
conductor or what ever they looked for a shoulder to cry on. Most just
got fired because the head office did not want them sharing secrets
with union employees. There day is coming , in my shop they have four
managers running all shifts, they had to give up vacation time days off
in a lot of cases. If they donít play they are shown the door. Remember
Foote has not rolled out his full plan yet. A lot worse to come. And at
this time Foote is just telling managers what they want to hear to keep
them on board and have them feel safe in there jobs. But in the near
future Foote will drop the real bomb on them then reality will set in.
Managers for now are kept in the dark.  They are just pawns in footes
greedy world.

Name: Mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

To echo your statement there engine repairer. Our repair shop when I
first started 10 years ago, we had approximately  400 employees with 7
managers with 3 shifts, now about 250 employees with 12 managers on 2
shifts. All 12 wouldnít know a water pump from an oil pump, because
why? Cause none of them done a real days work in their lives. ďYes MenĒ
is all they are, idiots, they are book smart cause they know the some of
bullshit rules. Every manager trying to get a feather in their hat to
see how many they can charge on ďtrumped up rulesĒ 
Company that is so worried about cutting costs but weíre tripping over
managers!!!

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

Obama had no problem giving single mothers with a bunch of kids welfare
food stamps free phone section 8. You name it those women just put
there heals in there ears, 9 months later another raise. Another future
gang banger. What do you think they cost the tax payer. Free legal aid
they are nuts to work. Welfare breeds welfare.

Name: Military scam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Yeah there's a bunch of scammers  here too they should be ashamed of
themselves but they brag about it amongst each other

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

The board picking Foote to be ceo of CSX, is like giving a ten year old
the keys to your car. Mantle Foote and gang are going to hollow CSX
like no one has seen before, then there final act will sell the whole
company for cheap. I read article to avoid the stock, itís value is
false does not make sense a big correction coming. Iím just getting
sick and tired watching this raid go down. They say streamline the
system just a bunch of bullshit words to keep people invested for now.

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

Yes for every group of union members cut there will be mangers cut. In
all departments you can take that to the bank. It is a backwards plan
that Foote is doing economic everything is starting to boom, instead of
adding and keeping the customers they had to grow business for the
future. CSX has left and is leaving money on the table nuts.

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

Off topic here but I just want to rant a bit.........
I'm sick of all these "veterans" that get 80-100% disability but
work at the railroad. Well over 3/4 of all "disabled" veterans today
are a fraud. They collect around $2400 a month on some bogus
"disability" I know guys that get it for PTSD and never seen combat,
WTF? You should be ashamed at the least, in prison is where you belong.

Also retiring after 20 years in the reserves having never gone active
during that time is not the same as 20 years active. Some chump told me
he retired from the military and he deserves the full retirement just
like a 20 year active retiree gets because 20 years is 20 years. Yeah
20 years of weekends only is equivalent to 20 years away from home
living it 24/7, right. You did not serve my country honorably if you
are defrauding the government with a false disability claim. 
If you can work at the railroad then you are not 2400 dollars a month
disabled, you are a disgrace to the military, the uniform, and America.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

In our yard the trainmaster is just an overpaid caller runner.

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

Like I said there days are numbered if CSX cuts more union employees.
They will get around to audits on the management production. CSX will
bring in a private firm to do it and they will not know what hit them.
Seen it at cp and cn, and CSX is just getting these guys in there sites
for the big hunt, it will happen just watch. Iíve seen high level  long
term managers get the escort off the property in front of the guys.
Pretty degrading for them, they are ruthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Talking about the managers being vital,we had 16 engines in the shop in
Cumberland today with 5 figures to make for 1st shift. We had 1 band 6
two band 5 and 2 band 4 and 1 700 supervisor to check on production of
about 30 men. Most of the time they spend walking around with there
hands in pockets drinking coffee or upstairs watching video tape to
catch someone doing something wrong or unproductive!  That's at least
750,000 dollars in salaries! Sad but true.

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

Iíve seen some of these unemployed railway managers, have there profiles
on link. They have a list of all these railway related training
certificates. In the real world they are not worth the paper there
written on. The reality out side the railway they might get on at
McDonaldís or other food industry. They will never see railway wages
again period.

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

All these managers think they are so vital to the operation of the
railroad. They think they are safe and untouchable. When they march up
to there bosses and tell them how they can cut more jobs, in reality in
time they are cutting there own jobs. They are focusing on cutting union
employees first. Then the company will audit the managers and find the
slackers and they will get there severance pay and gone. And it is so
easy for the company to get rid of management for any reason or no
reason at all and they know it.

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

Hey tranny I donít know if your going guy to female or other. But if
your guy to female push the bathroom issue push, CSX for everything you
think you should have as a female. If your denied get the media and gay
community to demonstrate in front of CSX head office. Push the envelope
with CSX, it would be interesting to see if they accommodate you with
everything.

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

I have out of service insurance.they can give me 30/60 days i dont
care.i just do my job.the stress you all get will eventually catch up
and kill yous.drop dead of a heart attck.and for what? They will take
you out of service and there is nothing you can do about it except
stress out.belive me i don't  want to get fired. by keep stressing
about somethimg you and the unions cant change is not healthy.also vote
down the $50.00 hour flat wage, sign that and you will have no rights
left at all. They aren't being generous, it only benfits csx not
us.also to the transgender, do what you got to do, leave us out of it.

Name: Out of service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

If your one of those employees that go by and the book and follow the
rules good for you. But this regime will pull you out of service also
if they want to. They did it to us just to shake things up and show us
who had the power. So try not to take it to personally, you will be out
30 to 60 days before you get back. Make sure you have insurance to cover
your wages while you are out. This style of management is promoted by
ceo and it is union busting 101. There goal is to shake everyone up so
people at work think they are next. And you will be next, just go with
it do not argue back or try to defend yourself, you can do that at your
hearing. You have a ways to go yet with these ass hole.

Name: Jesus people
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Jesus people article is 100 percent right. I worked under ceo Hh for
four years, pulled out of service twice. One thing they did was short
cuts where ok with certain managers they praised you. So you go about
your business thinking nothing is going to happen to you. But in
reality he is recording your work habit. Then he shows up with another
person as a witness and your busted. It is not hard for them to set
some one up that is looking for gradification. If you where smart you
would go by the book because when you go for a statement all the
question are about following rules and procedure. And like I said
before stupid is not a defence. These people will not stop gunning for
your job, remember they want to cut 6200 jobs by 2020 donít help them
put you on the street.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

You need to have a RCO job. They leave us alone aslong as we give them a
honest effort during our shift.they fuck with us ...car counts go down,
engines get crippled, wait on m&w has to come to oil our switches and
other things to slow thed day down.all legitimate stuff. We work for
therm and 95% of the time they leave us alone.

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

JESUS PEOPLE


Who gives a rats ass about the homo phobes,  cross dressers and the
blah blah bullshit and poser pines crap. What we got here is a new
sheriff in town who is coming in to turn everything we know upside down
and get rid of our fellow brothers. Take our jobs, seniority and dignity
and destroy it. It wont be long before foote and his Nazi squad will
have us at each others throat fighting over the hourly wage deal and
stabbing each other in the backs. we got to stick together right now
and look at the big picture when he throws his crap in our laps. We got
to be up our unions ass and demand answers and the representation we
want. 
The Observation testing has been order to go full force again. The FRA
laws demand it. But since Foote wants people gone we are going to go
back to the same crap we had when Ingram and Brown were around. The
excessive testing and the stalking and the excessive discipline. This
is how they weed out the work force without actually having to give
people their furlough papers. Watch each others backs. QUIIT TAKING
SHORT CUTS AND BREAKING THE RULES TO DO IT!!  Quit being a lazy ass
puke who doesn't want to follow the rules because you just don't like
it or you don't give an damn about putting your fellow crew member in
the targets eye. They are tag teaming everyone. If the conductor does
something stupid and they know there in no way in  hell the engineer
couldn't know and goes along with it then you both do down. Works both
ways! 
The number one rule they are starting to use and can use on EVERYONE
is:  104 Employee Behavior- Paragraph 4
PROMPTLY REPORT VIOLATIONS OF THE RULES OR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO A
SUPERVISOR!
They can bust both crew members asses on this any place and any time
they want. They have cameras in the cab. See one member sleeping and
the other doesn't follow this rule...BUSTED! On the phone...BUSTED!
Reading the newspaper...BUSTED! And the list goes on. Yes its petty
bullshit but the fact is they want us gone. They want the work force
reduced. So quit the bullshit. Quit cutting corners. Quit being an
arrogant ass and most of all quit getting up your fellow workers ass
because they want to follow the rules and your don't. You take someone
else down with you because your just an ass and don't want to the
follow the rules right now you might just find them standing on your
doorstep. I know I sure the hell am not going down and taking s hit for
someone who is just lazy and rebellious and just cant follow the rules
right now! Just follow the rules and do your damn job and look out for
each other. All we got is each other out here!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

RRJOE ---Oh Look RRJIM --My leg is gone. Shoulda had my notebooks. WAFJ
you must be


https://www.up.com/ert/ssi.pdf
Under any of the following conditions, a movement must not foul a
crossing equipped with automatic warning devices until the device has
been operating long enough to provide warning and the crossing gates,
if equipped, are fully lowered:
Train, engine, and other such movements consisting of 12 physical
axles
or less.

Name: Law of nature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Nature gave you what it gave you. If you have more xxx than yyyy
chromazones not your fault. Deal with it no one hides anymore. People
just like the fact that gays trans say everyone has to accept your way
of life. No they donít, so just live and let live. You lucky you live
in USA and not Russia or Muslim counties. So be thankful for that,you
fool yourself if you think everyone accepts your ways.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Just forget I posted anything. Go on among yourselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Listen... I wanted to just see what kind of abuse and comments i would
get in the future from you homophobic fucks. I probally have more time
on this railroad then a majority of the people that post here.just skip
over my post, casused over the years I have read alot of bullshit petty
squabbles among yous that has nothing to do with grivences with csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Re: Transgender person, there are no questions about your coming out,
because we don't care! That's your business not ours. This is a forum
about our abusive employer. nothing more. Now if they were
discriminating against you because of that, that would be more on
topic.

Name: Payday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Most people I know that start on the railway are young. And most plan on
staying till they retire,and give the railway the best years of your 
life. After getting some seniority,a person feels that you should be
able to hold a job. Like most get married have a family. Get locked
into a mortgage and car payment etc. Spending hard earned money on
economy, spinoffs keeps others employed. Now mantle blows in to raid
the company and all as they talk about is cuts. Well it is stressful to
think I canít look after my family if my job is cut. The morale of
employees is the lowest Iíve ever seen it. When mantle and Foote brag
on all the families that have been affected by there cuts as a great
thing for CSX and shareholders. Losing fifty percent of the customers
and revenue to me is nothing to celebrate about. I guess just hold on
as long as a person can, and see where it all ends up. I hope the
whistle blowers leak out corruption that is being done to CSX and tax
payers. They should not be able to destroy a company for the greed of a
few. And yes worring  about your future employment can be a safety
concern.

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

Pines Jr

You're absolutely right who cares. You actually think what you post is
significant? It's the crap that crap throws out. Discussing finances is
a safety issue. If a persons mind isn't on the job that's a safety
hazard. Seen it many times.

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

if Your trans or gay what ever. No one gives a shit anymore live your
life how you want. Just keep to yourself, you all seem to want
attention or approval, but no one really cares. Your on the wrong site
anyways.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Am I reading this right that it takes at least a engine and 5 rail cars
to key the signals/gates. The 12 axles thing.Just how pathetic is the
train detection equipment one would ask?  So the key gates thing would
take 12 jumpers and any collision under engine and 5 car length train
is the railroads fault.

https://www.up.com/ert/ssi.pdf
Under any of the following conditions, a movement must not foul a
crossing equipped with automatic warning devices until the device has
been operating long enough to provide warning and the crossing gates,
if equipped, are fully lowered:
Train, engine, and other such movements consisting of 12 physical axles
or less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I figure comming out as transgender would have had alot more
comments.any question ask.i won't answer lewd ones.

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

Mantle is there for one reason to take all the value they can out of CSX
in the shortest time possible. Remember these people are fired up by
greed nothing else. If they donít get the results they figured they
would get. They will be gone that much sooner. The same thing happened
at cn and cp. Now they are hiring people like crazy, buying new
locomotives and starting to treat people like they did before Hh came.
For now just go to work get your pay go home and try and tolerate all
the bullshit. In the end of mantle and Foote you employees will be the
winners. Mantle and Foote will be looking for there next victim company
to raid. It shocks me to see the board of directors sit back and let CSX
lose fifty percent of customers and revenue!!! Hang in there if you can
people.

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

Long haul trucker is a nasty life. If you think your not home now try
trucking and it is third of the money. Get into a trade high demand for
trade people. Sometimes the grass is not much greener on the other side
of the fence. Foote is not forever.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2018

Geez RRJim I was just hoping that your RRJim notebooks would become a
major thing on a railroad safety thread. With all that notebook money
you should start your own site and call it "Who gives a Flying
Flamingo about RRJim notebooks?"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I work at csx,i hate csx and I'm transgender

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Csx sucks and is only going to get worse. I suggest moving on. There are
a lot of good jobs out there even if you don't have education. Even
other railroads are hiring right now and some including Ns are offering
a bonus to guys with railroad experience. I think Ns offers around 10
grand. Plenty of shortline RR out there too. Anyone that can afford it
should look into a trade school or trucking. CDL courses are only a few
thousand and take only a month to finish. There is high demand for
truckers right now all over the us. There are a lot of better options
than csx.

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

In my books if there is favouritism to a certain group of employees,and
not others that is clear discrimination. On the other hand when a
company can get by with these people off all the time. It just gives
the company the figures they need to cut more jobs. A certain number of
people off at one time makes the case for company to cut jobs. And when
they are gone there gone, then you will have lots of time to sit at
home. On the other hand the employee that works all the hours he can
makes nice pay checks and builds his pention up. The guy that keeps
taking time off is getting further into det. And it is impacting his
employment file.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Money

Good post. About 10 years ago I bought notebooks to keep track of my
spending & budget. It makes a big difference to see everything in black
& white. I wish I did it 30+ years ago. I write down all the bills that
are due every month with room for changes. I even keep track of credit
cards which without monitoring it can get crazy. Then there's the
bills we seem to forget about like car/home insurance, property taxes
etc... that's where keeping track of savings helps. I feel fortunate
that the BLE got us a 401K around 1992. I never could save money in
those days. I started out with 4% then once I got use to it did
increases. By 1994 I was averaging 12% contributions a few years later
15%. You're right never know about the unexpected.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Almost at the end of the quarter and Trainmaster David Benson is still
the dumbest son of a bitch on the property. Heís like AIDS, You canít
get rid of him. Stupid little bitch.

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

Whistle blowers are a blessing to bring these corporate criminals to
justice. And when the ceoís And board of directors break the law.
Everyone of them should be held accountable. Moneys  that where
intended for safety appliances to save lives going in the pockets of
the greedy is one of the worst crimes. These people and all the people
that protect them should be held accountable and exposed to the public
and shamed.

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2018

All CSX Employees

America is a nation of laws. When the first is allowed to break the
laws we have lost our nation. It is always up to each citizen to make
sure laws are enforced to maintain our freedom.
Below I have pasted e-mail contacts trying to stop the illegal
partnerships that exists between CSX, state and Federal Governments and
regulators. The paste also includes a copy of the Department of Justice
news release of CSX admitting to overbilling the government followed by
a time line of other investigations and suite when CSX refused to stop
illegal activities.
This e-mail is one of many to be posted exposing those who are
responsible for bilking the tax payers.
Some over billing I will leave out since CSX continues the process. Not
making active overcharge actions public is also restricted by Qui-Tam
Actions.
The posts are a long read, however I feel CSX employees and investors
have a right to know the truth. If judicial and regulatory actions are
not taken, We The People have failed our nation.
Dave Nelson


Railroads overcharging 130 crossing safety program

From : "nelson284@juno.com" <nelson284@juno.com>

To : mathew.fittle.@mail.house.gov

Sent : Thu, 8 Aug 2013 20:13:31 GMT


Mathew Fittle
House Oversight
 
Below is a copy of an A/P release some years back. Read it carefully
and I will 
interpret.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CIV
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1995                         (202) 616-2765
                                               TDD (202) 514-1888

                                 

     CSX PAYS U.S. $5.9 MILLION TO SETTLE MISCHARGING CLAIMS

     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CSX Transportation Inc. will pay the
United States $5.9 million to settle claims the company
overcharged the government millions of dollars for railroad
crossing signals installed under a federal safety program, the
Department of Justice announced today.  
     Assistant Attorney General Frank W. Hunger, in charge of the
Civil Division, said the agreement settles claims that CSX
Transportation inflated labor hours for wiring signal houses;
failed to obtain the lowest price possible from third-party
vendors for parts; and overcharged for certain parts by selling
them at a profit to third-party vendors, then repurchased the
parts and charged the United States the higher repurchase price.
      Funds for the railroad signal crossing equipment, which were
installed primarily in southeastern states, were provided under
the Rail Highways Crossing Program administered by the Federal-Aid
Highway Program of the Department of Transportation.  The
federal government provides 90 percent of the money for the
program with the states providing 10 percent in matching funds.
     Hunger said A. David Nelson, a former employee of CSX
Transportation, brought the matter to the government's attention
in February 1993, then filed a qui tam suit March 17, 1994, in
U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, Florida, under the False
Claims Act, 31 U.S.C.  3729.      
     A two-year investigation by the Department of
Transportation's Office of Inspector General and Florida
Department of Transportation confirmed the allegations.  
     In April 1993, CSX Transportation voluntarily refunded $2.1
million to 18 states as an adjustment to amounts billed for the
construction of signals at grade crossings and on January 11,
1995, CSX Transportation agreed to pay Florida and 11 of the 18
states $1.4 million for adjusted costs related to grade crossing
signals.  
     In addition to the money CSX Transportation has paid the
United States and the states, the company also must absorb all of
its expenses, including legal and accounting costs incurred in
this matter.  
     The settlement resolves any potential claims by the United
States against CSX Transportation under the False Claims Act for
fraud and under common law concerning allegations of cost
mischarging to the Rail Highways Crossing Program.     
     Pursuant to the False Claims Act, Nelson will receive
$1,180,000 of the settlement.   
 
In paragraph 6 it states  in "1993 CSX VOLUNTARILY paid back $2.1
million"
This $2.1 million was an illegal pay off after the state of Florida and
myself had found 
tens of millions in overcharges over a years investigation. CSX being
headquartered in 
Florida makes Florida responsible for oversight. CSX paid the $2.1
million in exchange 
for a full release of charges. 20 other states were screwed over by
this "under the 
table settlement."  Florida is still yet protecting CSX and screwing
the people by 
overbilling while Washington turns their heads.
 
The rest of this article refers to a False Claims Action I filed in
1994 which resulted 
in a $5.9 million recovery for the exact same overcharge practices as
in 1993. I again 
participated in the investigation by the USDOT,OIG, multiple states and
the US DOJ. We 
found $100 million in overbilling for a 6 year period.  CSX AGAIN made
an offer ($5.9 
million) in exchange for a "full release of charges" and demanded I
also drop 
my personal suit for retaliation (Whistle Blower Protection). I was
told by US Attorney 
Ben Vernia that "the DOJ would NOT intervene in the case if I didn't
grant CSX a 
full release of claims and drop the suit. That's called RETALLIATION
by the DOJ!
 
Did CSX stop the overbilling? Of course not! I filed a second False
Claims Suit in 2001 
for the exact same overcharges to the 130 Safety Fund. The
investigation went on through 
2003 when President Bush nominated John Snow (President of CSX) to US
Secretary Of 
Treasury, WHILE this thief was under investigation for Fraud.  The US
District Attorney, 
Northern Ga. (Daniel Caldwell) lied to investigators during the
confirmation process. 
Caldwell was ask if Snow was involved in the Fraud and he told them
"Snow was too 
high up to have known. We all got screwed! The Secretary of
Transportation, US Attorney 
General and the investigators. I done my work as required under the
False Claims Act. 
Again we had found over $100 million in intentional overcharges by CSX,
my share as 
before should have been 20 million. The DOJ simply messed over the
American people.
 
I know the importance of information.  I understand that the
information I have should 
not be made public in order to prevent CSX from shredding documents
(since they ARE 
continuing to overcharge the 130 fund) BUT, what's the use in my
holding onto the 
information when Washington continues to retaliate?  I am working with
a news media on 
this ongoing fraud process by CSX.  If Washington wants to work with me
and "Do 
what's right" call me by tomorrow or, come Hell and High Water I will
release the 
information to the media Monday.
 
OH! Your colleague recommended I send this e-mail to you.
 
With Regards
A. David Nelson
(304) 208-3481

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Re: Foote Regime

You're right! America has laws that Canada does not and Foote has no
idea that the average person can investigate and file a suite against a
company on behalf of regulatory agencies, having the Department of
Justice being your attorneys. This is called the False Claims Act or
Whistleblower Act in the U.S.A.
Sometimes government are up to their eyes balls in corruption also and
must be exposed. Railroads depend on owning politicians to protect them
by concealing.
Some times we must expose these politicians also. When this happens the
politicians (rats) jump ship. There goes railroads protection.
I've been working on this for a very time and looks like a good time
to start exposing.
In the next few hours I will start sending contacts and messages I have
sent over the 
years. As a result all heads of railroads, regulators and politicians
envolved become implicated.
Dave Nelson
Whistleblower
03/22/18

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

If your working for the railway you are making very good money compared
to most 9-5 jobs. I made 35 as a carman per hour. Across town machanic
not even close to that. If you are bitching because,a few days of no
pay puts you in a tailspin with your budget. Then let me tell you your
doing something wrong, your living above your means or spend money you
have not made yet. A person should have a rainy day fund of six months.
Sooner or later it will rain. A friendly suggestion, try writing down
every penny you spend in one month. And once you see it in black and
white, you will notice exactly what you are spending your money on. And
you can make adjustments to your spending. The experts say you should
save a minimum of ten percent of your take home pay. Any more than ten
percent your on the right track. Myself working under this regime I was
out of service twice, and I recommend not taking on any new det. Till
this regime is long gone.

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

From my experience working with Hh as ceo four four years. Like I said
before this regime has an agenda, and not one bit of it is for the
benefit of CSX or its employees or management. Management is doing
footed dirty work, but in time Foote will screw these managers also.
And donít expect anything to get better till Foote and mantle are long
gone. This hourly rate is not being offered for the benefit of you
employees. Talk to cn cp American employees if you can. The thing that
Foote hates is in USA it is easy to sue your employer,which he did not
have to deal with in Canada. And your goverment is on his ass with
customer complaints. With loss of over 50 percent of customers and
selling everything off to prop up stock. He can only sing the precision
railway song for so long. Because he cannot support the rise in stock
going up for long by selling CSX off. Sooner or later that will come to
an end. And with customer revenue lost. Watch how it will affect the
stock for the worse. These ceoís Have big egoís when things donít go
there way they react like a vendictive x wife. Get what you can out of
CSX while you are still working and watch your back.

Name: Jerry McGuire 
E-mail: Smalltimeraises
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Keep marking off FMLA fellas..when we get the hourly rate I'll be
putting heavy digits in my pocket....vote Yes on that hourly by the way
..our last raises on the national gobbled dick.. 
        Sincerely..Frank cushman

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

Fat lazy wife, no life, delinquent kids, and no dick.  That's why those
losers bitch about their co-workers.   O but he caught 2 "good" trains
in a row.  O but he got PB twice this month. O but he only works 8
starts a half.  O but he lays off fmla because he has diabetes.  O but
how does he afford that new truck when I work more than he does? O but
he laid off Christmas and I had to work.   Blah blah blah the RR is
full of crying bitches.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Re: Huntington Shop

You sound a bit concerned, confused and trying to figure out what's
going on with our railroad.
Welcome to the club. Most would take action but just don't have
information to take action on. RIGHT?
I will help, if you guys are willing to meet with me and do a little
brainstorming.
Sorta risky meeting with a corporate guy HUH?
I am a neighbor, friend, railroader and victim as well as anyone else.
I live 20 minutes from the shop. We all need to communicate and not
allow Canadians, politicians and share holders take away our railroads
without a good ole fashion feud.
You have my e-mail. Ask and I will share with you the bones hiding in
the CSX closet and where they are headed. Hey! You wanna meet at the
house? We can do that too.
Should be FUN. I know the Canadians might need the out- house.
Dave Nelson
Prichard

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

Conductor you ask why we come to work and complain? When I get home Iím
a beta male not an alpha male. As soon as I walk in the door my wife
dominates me, so I say yes dear to everything, she wears the pants and
she knows it. Iím starting to listen to MGTOW on you tube to get the
balls to stand up to her. When I come to work I can put on the real man
act for the boys. But Iím a mangina, I donít want to pay child support
and vaginamony. Give us beta males a break A.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Why Do you people exhaust all your energy worrying about what others do?
who gives a fuck why, how, who or how long someone is marked off? They
do have a special Process or phone number so just match what they doing
and get some time off. And if you gotta live out there. Debt, hate your
home life or just don't care that your working then maybe you should
thank the ones allowing you to work. Work with a bunch babies I tell
ya. Be worried about how so and so bought a new truck or how so and so
got this train. We all hear for the same reason to have a chance at
retirement, make a decent living. Find the silver lining my people.. If
someone can live off working 4 days a  week then that's great if
someone gotta work 6 to keep a float then well that's great too.
thankfully at this job both are possible most the time.

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

I work for cp under Hh many, managers resigned. Cp had adds for managers
for over a year. Could not find anyone, the word was out how they
treated people. On glass door indeed it showed the ratings of working
at cp. Last month they put some carrots out and rehired a bunch of
managers that quit or where fired. A few I talked to,they gave the
company conditions on what they wanted if they returned. And to there
amazement got there conditions fulfilled. Now they are in the drivers
seat, and cp knows now they better not treat these people like they did
under Hh. They realized there is life after the railroad for most
people. All the people that where cut to make it sound good for
investors, now they are hiring untrained people to replace the trained
people that left the craft and found other employment. The same thing
will happen at CSX. Foote is just a shadow of Hh. But CSX is a more
complicated track layout and many more challenges for Foote than what
Hh had with cn and cp. that is why I say Foote will fail with CSX. He
will crash and burn, then they will have to build CSX back up again
with new management team.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2018

Rule 1---Don't think your better than anybody else
Rule 2---Don't act like your better than anybody else
Rule 3---Don't call anyone BIG DUMMY who knows good extraction teams
with no sense of humor
Rule 4---$2,000 not for shitz and grins.

Name: Holiday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

What holiday you ask Easter. The Easter bunny holiday, donít you believe
in the Easter bunny?

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

Hey Holiy

First off sorry for not being politically correct 
But fuck  their OT,  I  canít stand to be there 8 hours let alone
overtime 
Holidays are in the CBA pal, never has the shop I work at worked a
mandatory holiday in 40 years ( repair shop I work at is a dead work
shop) 
And btw overtime is nice, but not when itís forced especially when so
many are laid off 
Or have been fired for minimal offenses or made up ones at that,  cause
unlike you overtime sucks that take every call when your fellow brothers
and sisters are sitting at home wondering how to pay their bills, your
bringing  home an extra grand a week 

And Furthermore, I am thankful for a job, only because  Iím a lucky one
so far...

Name: Holiy
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

What holiday are you fuckers talking about???
If you have a job, and your co-workers still have a job, please shut up
and soak up the overtime while you can!

Name: Holiday ot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

You said itís not that busy in machanical shop. But they are still
forcing guys to work holiday on ot,I bet CSX is trying to make a case,
money paid vs low repairs. They want to close your shop. Just need a
paper trail to show itís not productive!! Hope Iím wrong!!!

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

is csx  still dragging broke down crappy engines back and forth across
the system?    been awhile since i last worked t&e ! am up in gods
country now! no csx near me!  just the itty bitty short lines! as csx
sold off a few lines! over the last 30 years!   



this here part of message is for chicago and east!  you boys and gals
still not going by the book when getting the detectors?  are you
walking the trains in a safe way?   or are you even walking the trains
at all if getting the detectors?   keep doing the company  favours! 
hope you all are keeping up on the rules? be safe  walk safe ! and turn
off a few things now and then?   will leave you guessing  on that last
sentence!

Name: Holiday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

The day before the holiday they will put bullitin out that you donít
have to work the holiday. Just so you canít make any plans. Bastards
did that to us.

Name: Huntington mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Hello all mechanical employees just inquiring about if other shops in
the system are very busy with repairs ? I know weíre not,  but we still
have to work the holiday though, just to piss off every employee on the
system LOL.And also engineers and conductors check your engines out
good seems only minimum amount of maintenance work only being done to
most engines, definitely no mods to any of them. Canít believe they
even stopped air conditioner mods , (betcha old Hunter Harrison loved
to have an air conditioner where heís at right now).  It took awhile,
but we are being pushed around just like you guys in transportation
dept , I try to keep telling myself and my fellow brothers and sisters
only 3 more years of this regime. Iíve read this site for awhile now
never commented , And I know mostly transportation uses this site but
weíre all in this together. So stay safe out there, watch your back and
your fellow employee next to ya and write them needed engine repairs
up!! And Good Luck.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Posters


Pines and his crossing BLAH BLAH is back! Not sure which post drew him
out from under his imposter rock. The topics have all been pretty good.
One of them put a burr under csx's saddle. Funny how Dave jumped on so
fast too at the same time!  HHMMMMM!!!!! Perfect timing. Like he knew
poser pines was going to post.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

Pines only:
OK Pinzy, you researched it all and found ALLL the bad things we do. SO
WHAT! There's nothing you can do about it no more than the other
posters.

Let me prove it.
I work for CSX but charge all my time to a government crossing project
and the states through the 130 Fund pays me, or in other words you pay
my salary along with all the others. Ha! Ha! Big Dummy!

I've given you my e-mail, send a note and I'll give you my phone
number and directions to my house. You can then call who ever and have
them come pick me up. 
Try it!   Give me a laugh and let me know.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Pines eyes only
Since you're so interested in railroad business I'll give you a road
map to prove you have no impact.

You mentioned changing out flashing lights at tax payer expense.
We needed to make a few bucks so our salaries are being paid by you.
We made it a standard requirement through the AAR for flashers to be
12" roundel lights instead of 8 & 3/8 roundels. We were manufacturing
the black backgrounds at Savannah, for CSX at first and got caught. We
still made a lot of money for a while. Did this improve safety?  Of
course not, but we started a light change out program across the nation
and set Modern Industries (M/I) up to make the roundels.
This program still exists because Florida (who has oversight of CSX)
covered everything up for us. SHHH! You are the first to know and there
is NOTHING you can do about it.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

Dave, Oh, I've researched it all.
Almost all politicians take political contributions a.k.a. bribes win
or lose from the railroads and that money must have "YOU ARE NOW A
RAILROAD BITCH" on it.
Regulators are cross eyed baboons and winos.
All the states are as corrupt as it gets. New York $5.7 million for
Norfolk Southern new switch engines. CSX $1 million for train detection
at three crossings which already have Constant warning. MTA looks like
billions for new stuff.

ALL the money funnels back to the politicians which the tax payers end
up paying for in freight charges and politician pay to get huge buckets
of dung poured on their heads.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2018

FOR PINES ONLY !!!!!

Look Pines! Watch TV News. Trump has $1 Trillion to improve
transportation infrastructure. Most of this will be going to railroads
who have turned into manufacturers.  This is being done gradually in
different area rail corridors. In order to make this work we have to
get rid of short line railroads, make longer trains, run trains faster
etc.. We MUST close most of the crossings and upgrade the ones left.
The tax payers pay for new Warning systems but can't afford upgrading
that many. So, go to plan "B" just combine them and eleminate most. 
We're really excited to get our hands on the presidents money pit to
make new corridors.
Railroads make lots of money on main line corridors, we want to close
or sale Short Lines, engines, cars and get rid of people.
Now! Reasearch that one.
OH! While you're at it research the politicians, regulators and states
involved.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

Indiana railroad thieves and killers in action. Where you at spineless
unions?

https://www.in.gov/indot/files/STIP_2018-2021_project_listing_initial.pdf

Next four years
12 projects already have gates so that's $3.5 million fraud.
40 sets of flashing lights needlessly changed and we will pay for them
to be stolen.40 sets of lights//gates plus 40 sets of lights is what
$400,000 a year more to maintain instead of stealing all the 40
systems?
$320,000 for CLOSED crossing
$340,000 for one crossing which is # 6,384 on the priority list it
would take over 8,000 years for a collision .
Millions just go poof with no accountability.

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

To hourly rate,

I'm not sure where you were awarded your CPA but it would be best if
you begged for your money back. It doesn't matter how much you make in
OT or any other special pay.  You only pay taxes once per year.  You
submit all of your income and all of your deductions.  Its basically
that simple.  You pay higher INCOME taxes based on the threshold your
earnings have met.  Try not to make it harder than it really is.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOR1rudNACk

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

One thing with the Hh style, of negotiationing is there isnít any. There
way or the highway. There is no good faith in agreements, they do as
they please. And tell the union to grieve it. That way it buys the
company time and gives them lots of time to piss off employees. The
company knows how long it takes to put a case together for arbitration.
The company is doing this to the membership. But it will all come back
to bite them down the road. Remember every manager is a nobody, the
members can make them float or sink. Just takes time. Look what the
naziís did when in power, look what happened to them. History can be a
good guide!

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

FYI union reps. are volunteers, they are not lawyers or professional
anything. Fact: they just have to represent you to the best of there
ability. People have gotten into union position by acclamation, no one
else ran. And the person is clueless!!! But some get pay of that of a
lawyer. Just the way it is.

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

Since a lot are suing csx for wrongfully pulling people out for fmla
misuse might as well sue the unions to for reputation an not doing
anything for the employees but taking our money an saying well they can
do that.

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

Knowledge is power, have all the collective information that can be
found on this issue is a must. To educate the group with FACTS, not a
bunch of hear say. Try and get everyone informed before voting on this
issue that your stuck with for years to come. This is one time a member
should get involved and make the right decision. It affects your whole
family and daily life. You canít unring the bell

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

I did some calculations wonít bore you with them. But full time is a 40
hour work week after 40 it is time and a half overtime. On stat.
Holidays double time. With the over time hours they will nail you big
time on income tax. It would be worth talking to a tax accountant.

Name: Tracks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2018

Tracks in Canada straight line coast to coast both Cn cp. CSX track is
like a spider web configuration. Foote and friends are going to make
CSX so call ed precision railroading a disaster. And will more than
likely take years to get it back to what it was before they put there
hands on it. Hh conned everyone received his big payout knowing he was 
dieing. Foote is getting table scraps compared to pay package Hh
received. It is easier for them to coordinate the trains now because
they have lost over fifty percent of customers and lots of less
traffic. Why fix infrastructure if there are going to be less and less
trains on the tracks. My point Foote plan is to reduce all business.
Where most companies chasing more and more business. Increasing your
customer base as much as possible to stay profitable. Not losing them
all must be a new strategy the Hh Foote way. Lol

Name: Canada BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

I retired six months before Hh left cp. I could not take the BS anymore.
Fact the last five years the winters have been mild next to no snow on
the prairies. Fact Hh put most hoppers into storage, and cancelled
program to replace outlet shoots on hoppers. And laid off the Carmen
that did all the repairs on grain hoppers. Fact section men layed off
in large numbers, infrastructure did not get attention. Cn cp moved all
the 100 series trains and oil trains. Grain shipments took the back of
the bus. Yes Hh creel these ceo, s just telling goverment a bunch of
BS. Retired people will not go back to the treatment they left. And
they will fast track hundreds of new employees, now watch the personal
injuries and derailment go up. Because they will put pressure on new
employees to rush rush they panick and mistakes are made. When Hh first
took over cp the pressure was on new employees and fatalities where high
with the new people. The goverment sat back and watched it all go down
and put there heads between there legs. And now that the farmers are
fed up and grain rotting in the bins they are screaming at the
goverment. Just like cn and cp want so goverment will buy new hopper
cars. But remember the employees are to blame for everything that goes
wrong as they want you to believe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48757


What is the correlation of CP,CN and CSX?     You know it!  PSR is a
load of bullshit!  Eugene and his bitches are con artist.   The same up
North will all come to life here in The States. With the addition of
many lawsuits by customers and employees.  The taxpayer will get
screwed too.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Yes I hear you about the know it alls. I tell some of these guys I
forgot more than they  know. I had a few in the yard, and said there is
no sense both of us walking that small train. I will pick you up with
the truck at the end of the track. So I said to the young guy, to be
fair, we will flip a coin. He said ok, ďI said heads I win tails you
loseĒ he said ok I flipped coin heads you lost. He said ok fair and
square, this worked for me till someone clued him in. LOL

Name: All rail roaders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Ok we know you are stressed out just trying to keep your job with this
new regime. I have been there and back and know how far it is. All the
BS you put up with, you question if it is worth it. Well time flys and
it is worth it when your collecting a pention check after your RR
career. Try and focus on that people, the Rr family and career is like
no other. And you have to be a railroader to know that.  Once you
toughed out the worst shit. Hey it can only get better. It is hard to
do but for your emotional well being find the positive things with your
career.

Name: Unemployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

You want sympathy for yourself and friends unemployed. The economy is
hot right now lots of jobs. If a person wants a job they are out there.
People hold out for certain kind of work and rate of pay. Because they
feel entitled to certain type of job. If you want to be employed there
are all kinds of work out there. Tell you friends to get out of bed
before noon and look for work.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Canada here, one of the dumbest things they made all employees do is
lock the leading loco cab up. They thought terrorists where going to
steal the train. Still make us do it till this day. We canít even leave
cab unlocked when we are doing a test and inspect in the yard. That was
Hh rule.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 March 2018

RRJIM  

They brought back the 3 step rule. Just not called 3 step. Saying over
the radio is important. Had an engineer move on me once even though he
said I had protection. Told him to check again. Kept me out of trouble
if I had been hit. He said he provided it. I had right to foul.  Brake
sticks are prohibited now.  As for the 25 foot rule, Great idea.
Watched new guys walking way too close when slack was rolling out or
rolled out late. Rules are made when people get hurt or do something
stupid. Not all men who work out here are mature or intelligent.

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

They did away with 3 step? I didn't have a problem with it other than
CSX wanted it called out on the radio. Sort of stupid if I was looking
down at the conductor going in to couple up hoses. Other stupid rule
was the 25 foot rule. I watched TM's measure it when they felt it was
less that 25 feet. Banning getting on and off moving equipment was
another dumb rule. Brake sticks another stupid idea. They took the fun
out of railroading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Time is money babysitting a train in the siding, priceless keep up the
good work people.

Name: Boots on the ground
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Lol, more testing, can't wait it will only cause more delays u dumb
shits. We run this shit just remember that, can't get fired for
following the rules, bring it on fuck face

Name: Little birdie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

A lot of UP managers in cinncy lately.......what's that about

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html

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

The company I work for every day that I came into work. If there was a
new bullitin we had to sit in foremanís office read bullit, we received
a copy then had to sign off that we read it and understood it. If you
where on vacation etc. When you came back you had to be up to date
before you could go to work. It is a good system that way every one is
on the same page.

Name: Laxed safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

There is no excuse for laxed safety in any department, company employees
contractors etc. Safety affects every one and the public. Your families
want to see you home safe after your tour of duty. And if some
employees need a refresher course on safety it is a good thing. If
employees want to continue not to work safe then there are
consequences. Safety first for all.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Management saying safety back like a treat. Procedures  takes time,which
you donít like. Everyone will have to get in the game. And safety will
be a priority for everyone period.And if any employee does not take
safety seriously then stay home.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Bad ass

I have never been a fan of dogging or bad mouthing any of the guys I
have worked with but YM is just pointing out that there are lazy mamma
boy men out there that don't do what is expected of them. These are
grown men. They need to grow up and act like responsible men on the
job. Not a darn one of you don't know or weren't told when you were
hired and trained that you have to look for new bulletins every day.
Every one of you were told that we didn't have to carry the notices
but we are responsible for reading them. I know that over half the guys
I have worked with over the years don't bother to even look at a
notice. Old heads are the worse! You know its true and if you deny it
then its just because you got to be one of the guilty ones. We all know
that CSX is the worst company ever on getting the supplies and books
that we need on time. It been that way since they took over conrail but
that's not excuse for not being a grown man and keep asking for what
you need. If you cant get the shit then you send an email to operating
rules department and blow their asses in. You leave a paper trail or
make enough stink that when shit hits the fan you got proof and
witnesses that you tried. Then you can put the shit back in their laps.
As for testing, its FRA laws that they test. If you don't believe it
get the FRA reg. book and read it. They got to do it. what they don't
have to do is be sneaky and unethical about it. Set shit up that is no
better than a trap and almost impossible to see. They have to run in
packs. That way they have another TM to back their shit up if something
goes wrong. It all doesn't matter anyway. You got rules. Follow them.
Read you bulletins. Check your notices. Grow up and do your jobs as
men. You got no one to blame but yourselves when you get shit thrown on
your face! If I heard it once I have heard it a million time from some
hogger or another conductor about a rule change..... When did that rule
change? Then I always say.... when the damn bulletin came out on it and
you didn't bother to read it dumbass!

Name: Bad ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hey Trainmasters ... Is this why you pussies run in groups? Afraid of
getting a ass beating? Chicken shit bitches ...






Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety
and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that
they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one.
One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the
terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get
a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood
there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one. One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: Public awareness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

CSX cost cutting has put people and equipment in harms way. CSX must be
called out on these unsafe practices. Call the media your congressman
anyone that will listen. Managers intimidating employees not to follow
company safety policies , must be removed at once. One injury or life
lost is one to many, get involved stop these people that accept unsafe
practises at once. This is unacceptable in 2018 and moving forward.

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

http://www.colleyshroyerabraham.com/Know-Your-Rights-Booklet.pdf

Name: Safety policy read
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

http://0924.utu.org/Files/%5B3102%5DSafe%20Way%20Eff%207-1-2010.pdf

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

I have worked over thirty years on the railroad. Was part of the health
and safety committee. No one can force or intimidate you to use unsafe
equipment, and if you remove a hazard tag. On your own now you are
responsible for anything that happens after that. And if there is an
accident, you could be charge with criminal negligence. If the company
pulls you out of service let them and record all the details. I
guarantee they will not have a job for very long. A goverment inspector
could do a random inspection and would really want to know if you did a
walk around and equipment had visible defects and you choose to take
it. Your ability to make a judgement on equipment would be put into
question pretty fast. Piston travel dynamic brakes etc. Bad order
anything that affects the safe movement of equipment. You better go by
the book people or you could be asking for a nightmare you donít want
to live. Murphy law if it can happen usually will. Smarten up.

Name: Invest..NO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 March 2018

RR employees 

How many of you actually purchase stock with the company. I'm sure all
railroads have their horror stories but it seems that CSX has non stop
problems and worst of all they continuously break state and federal
laws. It sounds like the feds turn their backs and they get away with
everything short of murder. I personally invest in other more stable
businesses. I have some CSX stock but no way I'm putting my eggs in a
company with this kind of public profile. Wonder what would happen if
the feds did their jobs and stepped in and did a surprise invasion
across the system. Have to wonder if there would be a melt down.

Name: No equipment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

If you remove a bad order tag and play stupid. And take equipment. That
is grounds to fire you on the spot. You think your doing the company a
big favour. Tell that to cup cake after you get fired. And the bills
keep piling up. Like it was said, they still have not found a cure for
STUPID.

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

You have the right to refuse unsafe work and equipment. Ya people tag
equipment out after they have used it. So the next guy sees the tag.
What a coward way to hatch do it. Hogger should of done his walk around
and refused it right there. Not pass the buck. Removing a tag is a no no
asking for lots of trouble.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2018

Hey fra!!! 

Same shit just another day. Where the hell are you? We know you were
called. TMS still badgering hoggers to use FRA defective motors.
Traction motors cut out with oil leaks and excessive piston travel.
Dynamics on leaders not working and refusing to turn them when they
can. The tm's are standing there intimidating and showing attitudes if
you put up a fight about it. Great lakes is the worst. You know it. You
were called. Where the hell are you. Next motor I shop for this crap
and I tag it I better not see it out after I leave. I'm going to be
blowing your DC Office phone off. Better yet we all need to call the
USDOT and file complaints. We have chicken shit hoggers who will take
the tags off and use it because they are scared to stand up to the TMs.
Guess we have to start taking care of their crap because they are too
scared. Get your asses out here and start looking around. You can start
at Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis!

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

These guys from Canada that work for Foote, that are hired to bully CSX
employees if they cross the line have them criminally charged. They are
not protected by your constitution. They have to be on there best
behaviour, not bulling American workers.

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

You know if those cn guys from Canada utter a threat or any thing like
that. And you call cops have them charged with threading or common
assault. And they are convicted, they would be barred from entering the
USA again.

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

Some of the old guys told me they had a foreman back in the day. He was
a booze hound and would come in the yard to spy on the guys. They threw
him into a box car lock the door. They found him 800 miles away. He
never set foot in the yard again and could not identifie guys because
he was pissed

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

If it's dark with no cameras around and there's an official walking a
track I will kick his ass till he's out cold.  He won't know what hit
him.  We are gonna a take it back to the 70's.  I'm so fucking tired
of the harassment and intimidation, it's time to pay it forward.

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

Great lakes!!!  
The CN Nazi crew is at avon. Pushing out their chest just like csxdid
when they first took over conrail. Don't turn your back and don't
trust anyone you don't recognize. Ask for ID if your approached by
anyone you don't recognize. You have a right. Could just be a foamer
or someone sneaking around.  WATCH YOUR BACKS!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Bobsugar

Frickin retarded punk!  I just rolled in to home on a 6 hour run that
paid me 450.00 with trip rate. Take that fantasy wish of 50.00 and
stick it up your voting yes ass. Ide have to work 9 hours to get it.
You need to go back to school. Work on your math and the big picture
out here. God help us all if there are more like you out here!

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

I agree with you ape, Iím not blaming millianials, if anything I blame
teachers and parents for the way they prepared these kids for life and
being an adult. I donít blame the kids. I donít blame them for jobs
going over seas. For that I blame goverment and shame on the goverment
that has no shame for there lack of concern for human rights. This is
the same mind set of ceos here. Do not care about human factor. Only
how they line there pockets.

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

I always thought that jobs moved over sea's because everyone wanted
there 401k and stock market investments to make big money. Company's
hired CEOs to make this happen for investor's and we basically cut our
own throat! About 68% of the national debt is owed to the social
security fund.

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

Hey teach, it takes talent to be that dumb! csx still has a lot of guys
furloughed that are ready to come back. Who told you no one was
currently furloughed?

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

Manufacturing jobs didn't go to Asia because of snowflake millinials.
Manufacturing jobs left America because our unions demanded better and
better pay and one day it was realized that the same products could be
made at a tenth of the labor cost in other countries. Maybe you should
learn micro and macro economics before you spread rumors. America is in
debt largely because of this too. We import more than we export and have
way fewer domestic products than before so it has had a negative impact
on our GDP. You're welcome old timer.

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

In the USA there are 75 million millenials they where brought up never
hearing the word NO. They just had to show up to get a trophy. They did
not and where not expected to excel at anything, no disciplinary action
for any misbehaving, and never received a failing grade in school. Just
pushed forward with praise. That is what parents and teaches did to
these kids. Now that they are adults a lot of them are confused about
the real world. And have to be brought back into reality, some canít
handle reality and spend there time in parents basement with video
games. To retrain this group for a lot of jobs is a big challenge for a
lot of employees. Companies should value the employees they have because
a lot of the new generations are tender snowflakes. Some mills make it a
lot donít and never will. That is why a lot of manufacturing jobs go to
Asia and other countries. You have to show up at work and work to get
paid just not when you feel like it

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

Hey teach,I know several people furloughed that weren't called back! On
the mechanical side only a handful were called back out of hundreds laid
off and rumors of pending layoffs are spreading.

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

Your wrong if you think they can just take people off the street and
train them to do railway jobs. Iíve seen many do good on written exam.
But in the field clueless and the more time they get in out in the
field, still clueless and dangerous to themselves and others. Not every
hambergar flipper can be railroaders. Witnessed a lot of inept people in
the field. The most dangerous ones are the ones that think they know it
all,and have a closed mind that do more talking than listening.

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

Morons!!!

All Csx furloughed employees were called back. Your short because they
chose no to come back. As for the idiot who is complaint that there is
nothing but new men with no experience I guess you forgot you were new
at one time. DUH! They will learn just like everyone else has done. You
think you were a pleasure to work with in the beginning. Use some common
sense.

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

They cut so deep with employees in every department at cn cp. All the
people cut where fullly trained and had the experience. Now they have
no choice to hire people and they are taking on people with 0 skills
what so ever. So they get these people in the field they are just a
shadow employee till they get trained and are able to work safely on
there own. The rr get grant money from the goverment but it is a long
expensive process to get things going. Then a lot of these new people
pack it in after a year. Because they donít seeing themselfs working
those crazy hours. Now with the economy picking up there are a lot more
jobs to choose from. But one thing people have to realize employees and
investors. Is that this regime does not care about the future of CSX.
They will strip this company for all they can get out of it. Then they
will be on there marry way. It should be illegal what they are doing to
these companies. They canít move grain to port in Canada because they
sold off equipment and employees. It will take years for cn cp CSX. To
get back in the game after the raiders leave. The stock valuation is
false and your going to wake up one morning and see a correction with
stock value and itís not going to be pretty.

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

Management 

Here's and idea; call back furloughed employees before they decide
never to come back and stop blowing up my phone.  And these
motherfuckers want to cut more.

Name: Bob sugar 
E-mail: Imtalkingmoneyhoe
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

When are we getting this hourly rate ..cn and cp boys are rolling one
ton duellys ..we are pushing 1992 Ford rangers with expando foam as
body filler ..it's like we are the little brother that gets no
poontang ..while big brother is rattling the walls on lots of
hussies..vote Yes for hourly rate .. 

      sincerely rod tidwell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

The lawsuits rolled in all week.   T&E you have their attention.  If
anyone else is thinking about filing suit go for it.   Many Fmla suits
are being filed.  Don't be afraid or intimidated demand your rights.

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

2017 12 months of positive economic growth, they predict that growth for
2018. CSX has missed out on it. Losing customers that there business is
growing,CSX is not going to repeat the numbers of cn cp did. Because of
the track system lay out. It does not take a big brain to come into a
company and sell everything off and then cut staff. Pretty simple to
do. But I feel from what I have read that this could back fire on
mantle and Foote crowd. Where every where you look positive growth but
CSX is going in the opposite direction. Not very smart for long term
investors.

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

I started paying into pention at age twenty now retired while a lot of
friends still working. A defined pention plan is good if you have no
self control with money. But if you able to invest your money and not
be temper to touch the money. You can do very well. I did both have a
defined benefits plus my own investments. Life is pretty good ci feel
for those people that put nothing away for retirement. They thought
that day would never come but it comes fast.

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

L&N disp

You're correct. We had several safety strikes in the '90s only to
have court injunctions stopping it before picket lines could be set up.
Then CSX tried to sue the unions for the cost in which they lost. In
this political atmosphere today everything is in the corporations
favor. Trump closed his Atlantic City Casino then filed for bankruptcy
because the 1000 union employees tried to stop his contract violations.
He just wrote it off on his taxes. It wasn't the first time he screwed
people over. That's whose running this country today. 

To the person who said that Railroad Retirement wasn't worth it, you
haven't a clue what you're talking about. It's one of the few actual
retirements left in this country for blue collar workers. It is a
livable pension. Not only for the employee but also for their spouse. 

This isn't the first time railroaders have been under attack. We lost
over 2/3's of the workforce in the '80s & '90s to downsizing &
technology. The generation before mine lost jobs when it went from
steam to diesel. The union fight right now is to maintain 2 people in
the cab of the locomotive. Then must get Congress to create a law. Will
a Republican majority do the right thing? They didn't with Amtrak. They
allowed Engineer only on runs less than 6 hours.

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

LISTEN UP PEOPLE!!!!

You want to do something about the crap? You want to put the heat on
the "BOSS"?  Then you do it with the media. You do it with the
internet. You do it with this website. I can tell you without a shadow
of a doubt that the one thing that CSX does not want or will not
tolerate is BAD PUBLICITY! It's bad for business. It's bad for public
relations and it just plain outright bad for their image. They will
spend thousands on safety to look good for awards but they will spend
millions on their image and trying to protect it. What fourtune 500
company wants to do business with a company who looks inept as hell and
could be a threat to their image by doing business with them. I
personally have sat at the tables with public department heads and bad
publicity is a constant fear. You see and hear first hand what goes on.
You see the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. You see every
day the idiotic moves. You have the ability to let everuone know what is
really happening every day. You got names and places.  You have
incidents that happen. The tongue is mightier than the sword. The
internet is even worse. Be truthful. He honest. Don't blow things out
of proportion. Most of all don't be afraid to expose it! 
You want an example of what I'm talking about? There's an engine out
there that's being shuffled all over the system and has been for over
2 weeks now and.....hold on to you hats.....IT'S BEEN BROKE DOWN AND
TAGED OUT IS SERVICE TO BE REPAIRED THE WHOLE TIME! Why on God's green
earth would you drag a broke down locomotive that is of no use and dead
weight all over the place instead of sending it to the locomotive
repair shop. I can't think of one good reason to do something this
stupid unless people are so clueless of what's going on they have no
idea it's out there anymore!  No need to put the number of it because
shit is getting ready to hit the fan about it but it's just another
example of whats going on.  Get the idea now?

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

Well, no you can't.  Just as PATCO employees.  Before you could even
make a picket sign, there would be a Presidential injunction to put you
back to work...and if you refuse the Carrier would fire everyone of you.
Go ahead and try it.....If there is a safety problem notify the FRA.  Do
you even know the process of conducting a strike?  Yeah, go ahead and
strike without the union approval and then let me know how your job at
McDonald's is working out.

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

Bullshit!!!  We can strike over safety any time we want.  Look at their
record since Mental Ridge took over.

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

Yeah, or we can just pick a date range and not show up. Wouldn't waste
my time on the union. Oh and sure, they would fire every railroader?
Are you serious? Really, that's how you see it going down? They would
beg us to come back.

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

RE: Ape

You say the best way to get rid of Mantle Ridge is to strike.  Now, do
you even understand how and why you have the RIGHT to Strike.  Just
because you Don't like something DOES NOT give you the right to
strike.  You will be fired if you conduct a wildcat strike.  Do you
even work for the RR or been to a union meeting...??? Have you ever
filed a petition / notice to Strike the Carrier.  Do you understand
that it has to go through the National ...GEEZ SOME people bare so
clueless..

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

Hey APE, got news for you, itís now 9278 T&E out of 24000 total, with
plans for cutting 2000 a year over next 3 years. Hasnít been 15000
since CR/CSX merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

A strike might not be the best way because there are rules against that,
but there isn't any rules against everyone being sick at the same time
for 3 days straight! Will they be suspicious of everyone being sick for
3 days? Yes. Will they know why we did it? Yes. Do we want them to know
why? Yes. Will they be able to prove who was really sick and who
wasn't? No. Could they afford to take everyone out of service for it?
Hell no. Could they target and punish some but not all? Yeah but
that's asking for a bunch of lawsuits.

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

Right on go for it. Start to organize the troops leaders  are needed
like you.

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

Fastest way to get rid of mantle ridge and get our railroad back is to
strike. From the overpaid board of directors down to the trainmasters,
the railroad can't survive without the people that actually move
freight. CSX only survives off the backs of railroaders. Without
railroaders there is no railroad. A strike would help everyone realize
that it is us that makes CSX work. It's easy to replace a few hundred
managers, try replacing 15,000 t/e employees, good luck. We can sit
back and let the rails rust for 3 days and see how quick they are to
get the point. Stock would plummet and investors would bail, that would
be the end of mantle ridge and the current board.

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

Carl da Troof , well said ! Take your stock , benefits and job and shove
it! I can't wait to get the Fxxx out. Like you said most company
privateers either have no skill set to leave the company or they've
accepted that their life will suck for 40 years while they work at that
dump it reminds me of a bad marriage relationship where the woman says
she's only sticking it out for the kids only in this case people say
they're only sticking it out for the retirement and don't realize
it's not even worth it

Name: Carl da Troof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

CSX, I've worked for a lot of companies in my day but not one holds a
candle to you for all the wrong reasons.  Never did I think a company
could stoop to the low life policies you made and the tactics you
implemented to harass and intimidate workers.  This company is a
disgusting place to work.  What I find amazing is that the same people
who want to scream just quit most likely hate this company equally but
can't leave because they're trapped.  I wouldn't tell my worst enemy
to apply for a job with this company.  I feel sorry for people who put
up with the abuse.  Sooner or later you will beg to get good reliable
workers because no sane minded person will put up with this absurd shit
job.  Take your benefits and stock and shove it up your ass.  That goes
for Mantle Ridge, Harrison, Foote, Sanborn, Ward, and any piece of shit
executive that's been a part of that place for the last 15 years.  You
people are what's wrong with America.  Probably only got your
positions by sucking a fat one or off daddy's tit.  Nothing more than
the leftover shit off someone's shoe.  I hope one day all the hard
working railroaders finally revolt and hold all you accountable.  If
not I bet there's a special place on hold for you in hell where you
can all rot you greedy mfers.

Name: Bob Kennedy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Thought this site would actually be informative,  but I have come to
realize it is nothing but a bunch of psycho,  conspiracy theorists ...
they are selling this closing this. It's obvious no one knows anything
unless it happens.. I mean with these fools only worried about running
the stock prices up and the employees and customers in the ground thats
the only facts that we have at this time.

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2018

2018. CN hiring 800 trainmen.   CSX laying off and getting their ass
sued by customers and employees.      2022 prediction CSX will try to
recall furloughed men with no success and will be in the same situation
CN is in.    JX HQ full of puppets and thieves.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: Nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

I am educating CSX Management for a project in school.  

Dear Mr. Foote and all management hired by E. Hunter Harrison last year


I am a local railfan who is 14 and is NOT your employee/slave nor will
be part of the mess that you created at CSX. As you know, there is an
incident in the Kanawha River that is caused by your company in 2015
while Harrison was CEO of CP Rail. It spilled crude oil into the river
where the wildlife is easily affected. Although that the Train K080
(North Dakota-Yorktown, VA) is known for derailments in Lynchburg, VA a
year prior before this one. This ďaccidentĒ was located in the Town of
Mount Carbon in West Virginia along the New River Subdivision. This
ďaccidentĒ was caused by a broken rail as well as ice and snow. As a
result, the EPA ordered CSX to clean up the mess. In case this may
occur again which it will since your ďPrecision RailroadingĒ which is
known for causing service problems and Employees being rushed by an
even more stressful schedule, here are some options that you and your
environmental team can do to protect your environment for a better
tomorrow. 

The first option is to use Booms to contain the river before it
destroys more of the wildlife. You wonít be able to destroy the
environment more in the future. Although it may be an eyesore to some
people and can only remove some of the oil, resulting in minor damage
to wildlife. It wonít be effective to your company though as you will
have to clean up the mess that you cause. 

The Next Option is to use Chemicals. A Special kind of Chemical is used
to disperse the oil quickly although it canít be used on weathered oil.
However, it is expensive to clean up. Also, It may contaminate the
water supply in the future as well as cause more problems around its
environment. If it occurs, expect angry lawsuits where you lose in them
(which is to be expected) 

My Last option is to prevent more situations like the one in West
Virginia and Lynchburg. That option is to divert oil trains away from
the hard hit Appalachian coal routes unless very necessarily (NOT for
fastest route) or you can let your rival NS or pipelines to take full
credit of delivering your crude oil. The track condition shows that the
region is not suit for these types and diverting it to better conditions
can lessen the chance for an accident like this to occur. It could be a
problem somewhere else, but I do ensure that you wonít get sued by
angry people/employees more. Also, you may find a faster more reliable
route for them.

I suggest that you should use booms and the prevention method I
recommended. Even though that it wonít help your company, it can still
protect your already ruined reputation. I hope that you take these
options seriously in case another Mount Carbon occurred. Maybe that it
can be your only promise that you did not break.  

 

Sincerely,
Ely Carter-Williamson

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

Is TM Lyles in Louisville still doing conductor work or did he learn a
lesson? If he wants to throw switches maybe he should resign as TM and
be a conductor.

Name: Jens boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/03/12/nine-years-after-employees-drunken-driving-crash-bnsf-hopes-avoid-share-debt/403455002/

This could cut out all claims when they make up some BS rule breakage.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2018

It was an article I lifted from the paper on pot in the work place. Why
is everyone a mole that posts article you donít like. Are you that
paranoid pal.

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

Pot

 apparently you are already smoking it.  Alcohol is legal but not
allowed to use while working. Pot wont be allowed either. Are you
really that brain dead? Why such a stupid post. You a mole? CSX not
liking the post about their inept work order departments. Maybe don't
like the suggestions that we all start doing observation testing and
start taking notes on the harassment and favoritism shown by
supervisors. Or maybe its the post on the bogus information being put
in the on boards.

Name: Pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

After July 1 2018 pot is legal in Canada. If your nineteen you can by it
legally and smoke it. So railroader that are in a safety sensitive
position. On there days off smoke a joint or go to a party and breath
it in.one joint can stay in the body for 30 days the more body fat and
the longer it stays in you. Pot is not water soluble you canít flush it
out with water. It stays in fat cell for a long time. Wonder how the
railways are going to deal with it. And you can legally have in your
possession 30 grams of pot.

Name: 
E-mail: Job cuts
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

CSX has confirmed that they want to cut another4200 jobs by 2020. You
are not special you are not valued employee. Why does any discipline
that the company dishes out surprise you. They are looking for ďCAUSEĒ
to fire you, if they canít find cause they can pull you out of service
for the smallest detail. Itís not fair but that is what they are doing.
Did it at cn cp. CSX is not any different. If they can can fire you for
cause they save big bucks in the long run. You can be a model employee
they still have you in there sites. To CSX management it is just
business. There stock is slowly on the rise and in companies mind they
are are doing the right thing.

Name: 0za123
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

The c&ei is up for sale, from East Haley to Woodland Jct

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/03/13/more-than-100-former-employees-sue-csx.html


Get some sue CSx and their managers who had a hand in this outrage

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

I read the names and accident details, of cause of fatalityís. Myself I
have had close calls and got lucky Iím not dead. With all these changes
at the railway it causes stress, and thinking of other issues. It just
takes one distracted moment and it could all be over. And on the
railway it would have to be the worst way to go. I know of a few young
people that got it between the couples. And they lived for eight hours
one three hours. One friend went over detail at night. Car tipped on
him the sill step pinned him at the abdomin. They got his wife and
priest. Gave last rights wife said good bye. When they lifted the car
off him he passed. He had four months till retirement. It will never
happen to us right. Take your time to do your job safely, I been to
many wrecks and accidents and they never leave your mind when you see
fellow worker dead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

Don't hold your breath waiting on the union to do something it
"should".

Name: Information
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

If CSX puts hourly wage on the table, your local and national reps.
Should hold meetings at each local union hall and explain how this will
affect each and every dues paying member. It is the unions duty, to do
this for the members and the union can even offer a directive on how to
vote. Because Iím sure they know how it has affect d members at  other
carriers. The last thing the union wants is to lose paying members.
Everything else you hear is hear say gossip.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Regulator operator dead. Details not fully known yet. Less than a year
from retirement. Keep working fucked up schedules with little or no
family time or personal business/medical time without points being
assessed. Keep talking about cutting more jobs off this year Foote and
Hunter's personal queer Mark Wallace. Its the culture they say.

And the unions say.......? Yes, silence is deafening!! Everyone ought
to picket our reps and General Chairman's house. Dont know which are
the bigger jokes, Perry Geller and Freddie Simpson, or us for paying
dues for nothing!

Name: Due diligence 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

Do what is required of you nothing more nothing less. Do only what you
are instructed to do. Do not help the company out, give them factual
information let them decide on your moves. You still work under a
collective agreement and it stands till your contract expires. Follow
all the rules never argue with management,unless your life or others
lives are in danger. Follow all the rules and you should not get nailed
for insubordination. I always made it clear, to the guys the management
team get paid the big bucks to make decisions and manage people. The
days of you scratch my back I scratch your back are gone. Donít be the
hero it will get you nowhere. CSX management is still trying to roll
out Hh progressive rr plan. There going to make mistakes, donít put
yourself in a position to get blamed for there mistakes. And do not
offer solutions or suggestions to there problems.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

When the brass in the ivory tower put out bullitens and policy, it
sounds great but they donít know the full extent of railroading. Thatís
why lower management try to tweek everything with oral instructions.
Fuck them go by the book.

Name: Safe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

Stick with the program they set out bullitens and officially release
instructions. Hearsay means nothing. In a court of law paper trumps
hearsay always. If some clown tells you to go against company policy. I
would challenge it. When your on the mat and have to go for statements.
They always push policy. A managers directive can be denied and no
proof you where told by manager. Go by the book with these guys. Trust
me pulled out of service twice. Fired once returned all three times,
they played the game with me abitrator went by the book I won.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Hopefully Foote will die.  And all CEO 's working for Mental Ridge
will.  Perfect Karma.

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

Foote and the A team do not give two hoots about CSX. He is getting his
orders from mantle ridge. So if your an employee expect the companies
decision making is to benefit mantle ridges share holders. As an
employee you are just a pawn in this game,the company could care a less
about any of your grievances or working conditions. If the Foote A team
can eat your lunch they will, to them they could care a less if your a
good employee or bad employee. You are a deficit  to the company. You
are working for a group that cares about one thing mantle ridge and
themselfs. The time they are with CSX donít expect anything else. If
you can avoid the job cuts your doing good. After this raid on CSX by
this group and only after they leave CSX, will there be change. It took
about seven years after Hh left cnrail that change is starting to
happen. My gut tells me that Foote is going to fail rolling out Hh
plan, and getting positive results he will crash and burn or board of
directors will try and can him.

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

Safety Always,  Safety First,  NO JOB IS SO IMPORTANT NO SERVICE SO
URGENT - THAT WE CANNOT TAKE TIME TO PERFORM ALL WORK SAFELY,  etc.

Name: Deception
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 March 2018

Hh and Foote plan is to streamline CSX by running north to south with
the hot traffic. It looks good on paper for the share holders. And
exclude any branchline or intercepting lines. That involve a drag train
that has to do a lot of switching and going out of the way for the
customer. These lines and customers are profitable and where the bread
and butter for the railways. But the volume is not there to get get
fast huge profit. By taking these lines out of there plan. They donít
have to show any delays equipment or crew issues. They just want to
present the nice stuff to the share holders. Drive the share price up
and get the hell out. Because the plan they want  present to the share
holders will not hold up for long because they are not generating
customer revenue. The only thing falsely supporting that they are
making a profit is cutting staff and selling assets. And that will not
last long doing that. They know that to continue making profit you have
to retain the customers you have and getting new customers. You donít do
this by selling your equipment and rail lines. Cn rail is finding this
out today to stay with customer demand. They have to spend millions of
dollars to stay in business. Hh and Foote sold all cn assets that they
could to get share price up. Then sell the stock and move to the next
victim company  They made millions at the price of turning cn into a
skeleton railway from the big company it once was. Now they are
repeating these practices at CSX.

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

Dreamer,

You should consider resigning with an attitude like that.

Name: Dreamers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 March 2018

i want to see Foote and friends try there new plan just to watch it
fail.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Loco

We knew things would change when prior rights LE's & Conductors
retired. They tried getting one extra board etc... at my terminal about
a decade ago but couldn't because there were still those protected
under prior rights on a subdivision. It'll change in the next couple
years when the last retire there are only 5 left on 2 subdivisions.
That still doesn't stop CSX from moving jobs or abolishing jobs. The
road switchers are now run on ID's out of another terminal and it's
taking 3 crews to get it 236 miles. CSX did away with the freight pools
on one sub then created 2 jobs that work up to 12 hour shifts to re-crew
hogged trains and whatever CSX wants. We heard the rumors years ago of
one board. That you won't know what you're working till getting
called. I guess that's become a reality.

Name: Trying times
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Like I said Foote is a bean counter. He is getting his ideas from some
so called experienced manager planners. What ever they roll out, there
plans are going to be full of holes. Then it is back to the drawing
board. Kick back watch the gong show, because lots of screw ups coming.

Name: Let me know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Then once they qualify everyone on half of the next guys territory, and
perfect that plan for a few months, then the next big cut will be crews
because they'll have one crew moving 3-4 trains. Sure, they'll have to
pay up at first, but that's why they want the hourly rate. Let me know
what you see out there. We need to keep everyone informed so people
know what they're really voting for if this hourly crap comes around
for a vote. Greed will probably win for those that know they're safe,
but we can only hope it doesn't

Name: Let me know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Is anyone seeing different trains on your sub that weren't there
before? Seeing other ones disappear? Part of the short turnaround plan
hh was talking about required an equal amount of trains going each
direction. I think that's being experimented with right now. They need
a big cut like hotel stays being gone to make numbers look good for the
next quarter. We have new trains here, and some existing ones that went
to Willard, are now going towards Columbus with Willard freight?? Other
train symbols have disappeared again, and somereturned. Some days
trains are called equally spaced for the whole day. For this to work,
you might see some trains with 30 cars and others with 180. Let us know
if you see anything like this

Name: Cn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2018

I loved it when I read the article of a majority of layed off cn
conductors. Turned down a recall. So now they are hiring like crazy,
and out of all the ones they train will pack it in with in the first
year. I witnessed that at cp. It is sending the railways a message,
some of the new people said when they hired on under Hh. Itís seems
they want to fire me and I donít really have my foot in the door. So
many where called for work a resigned right on the phone. With trump
getting jobs back in the USA and economy looking up. I think other than
the money railroad jobs will not look so attractive. Social media
changes every thing,young people know how to find information now on
anything. Maybe in future railways will treat employees as an asset
like they did years ago .

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

RRJIM 

Jesus man. We all know what it's about. We know the long hours. We
know the hard work . Stop with your old head preaching. You had your
bitchers working with you just like we all do now. You act like we
don't know what this is about. What we have a problem with is the new
Nazi coming in and sitting behind closed doors with the union
horsetrading our way of railroading for the last 20 years I've been
out here. Screw this combining all jobs. Screw taking away our choices.
This is all we have. Our so called union supposedly backed it to begin
with so we could make choices. Can't get a damn day off without a
seniority fight. Can't get a damn PB day unless you suck someone. Take
a sick day and rack up points. Get 4 points but only get 3 back. Being
able to move from road to yard or yard to local to make choices for
your family situation is all we got. Seniority and choices of jobs is
all we have. If we lose this we are FUCKED. Every time the phone rings
it will be a damn game of Russian roulette. Puller today,12 hr local
tomorrow,road trip the next, road switcher the next and on and on. How
the hell does anyone plan anything with this shit.it's called an extra
board. You do your time work your way up and earn the right to have some
say so about your life. Sorry your time sucked. Sorry you didn't get
choices. We got them and we paid a shit load of union dues to get it.
What are the shit load of union dues going to pay for now. A damn
houlry rate with slave chains! They've been pissing on our agreements
bad for the last 10 years, but now it's worse than ever. We have a
right to bitch about that!

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

Loco

Do you really have 20-30 years? It doesn't sound like it. Long hours?
You work for the railroad what did you expect. If you want 40 hours a
week go work a yard job. I know people that made it a career. The road
has always been feast or famine. You either work a lot with long hours
away from home or bitching because you're not getting out. Such is the
life of a railroader. That has never changed no matter whose running
things.

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

Don'tcare

I was making around $90,000-$110,000 on those runs back 10 years ago
(retired in 2010). It all depends on how many starts in a half. One of
the biggest deductions out of the paycheck after taxes is for the
retirement. It's well worth it. Plus I put in 15% for the BLE 401K.
Union dues & job protection insurance were tax deductible along with
road meal allowances that was a plus. Railroad can be a difficult life.
We just accepted it as a way of life. In most cases railroad came first.
Maybe that's lost today. Most of those I worked with came from railroad
families a lot of them were 3rd & 4th generation. Myself my father was
career military not much different.

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

Tax cut for corporations equals jobs cuts @ 
CSX. MAGA!!!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Blah blah blah yeah you're right just keep following orders from the
kapo's they're looking out for us Trump's in it for the money right

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

Political blah blah 

The damage is done. The white house is full of crap from the potus on
down. Now blah blah till the cows come home. It's not going to change
a damn thing Foote and his money hungry greedy little bench men are
going to do. You think they give a rat's but what trump or his cronies
are doing this morning. It's business as usual and that means chopping
us to death and screwing our eyeballs out. Conforming his little flock
of sheep. Send a letter to congress. See how far that gets you! We're 
going to lose our work protection,seniority and any quality of life we
have left. No job choices. Higher union dues. Longer hours. Whipped
like a mule. What for? Some idiots who think an hourly rate quote looks
good on paper in front of their faces. A bunch of retards who can't see
a bait and switch scheme right in front of their faces. Type of men that
buy a new car with the company discount with dealer cuts and a coupon
then after they add the wheel tax, top coat, shipping tax, etc...end up
paying full cost anyway! Unions going to get rich off this and have less
claims to deal with because our rights to work with some control will be
gone. This is gonna be the biggest mistake union members have ever made
in this business if we let it happen.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Well they're smart guy who do you think pays the taxes that's right
you and me so the next time some dumbasses from the union come in and
start talking about taxing the company all they're talking about doing
is tax and you and me. Production Cost Plus profit equals sales price
when they say we're going to tax the company they're just making you
and me pay more

Name: CSX from cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TaNeam-J-g#  Footed maintance plan for
csx

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

Mr. Nelson the Feds even have codes for the illegal circuits being used.


6. Confirmed* warning time less than 20 seconds.
7. Confirmed* no warning.
K. Warning time less than 20 seconds attributed to signals timing out
before trainís arrival at the crossing/island circuit.
L. Warning time less than 20 seconds attributed to train operating
counter to track circuit design direction.

Name: Don'tcare
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

RRJIM

Our longest run is 226 and no one is making near that much. 110 
Max if that much. after they tax it take out union dues and medical
premiums bring home is a joke. But it's a living. Pays better than
alot of others but has a lot of sacrifices for it. Giving up work
rights and seniority for a piddly raise they will tax to death and
raise union dues on just isn't worth it. Just going to have to see
what the union does to us then decide . Leave or stay.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

To Foote,
                Who did you think elected our new CEO?
The answer is none other than the board itself, which is run by Paul
Hilal and Mantle Ridge. Theyíre not going anywhere for 3 1/2 more
years. Sorry boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

American worker

 So your saying tax reform is good for the American worker not in the
1%, Lol. Go hang out in your bunker full of guns, because the Dems want
to take that away to.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Everyone seems to be worried about greedy CEOs where's the concern for
greedy fat cat demnrat politicians who sold all our jobs to NAFTA and
then come back and shake your hand and tell you how hard they're
working for you against the evil Repubicans

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

Employers can deny perfect 
attendance awards to employees who take FMLA leave (and thus are
absent) as long as they treat employees taking non-FMLA leave the same
way.


LCs off  Union buisness do they get Their CAPS reduced when laying
off?
If so CSX is in violation with their caps policy.

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

This is the future regardless if we go hourly or not. They want to
streamline trains cutting the damn fat past management created so damn
worried about safety they forgot how to run trains. That's why our
stock was worth 20$ the last decade.

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Csx turned our freight pool into a quick turn around to cut back on
crews and hotel stays. Fuckem, I'll work the yard before I got for 12
hrs for 200 miles. Probably end up paying child support now I'm
fucked.

Name: BillyJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Sad

What are you talking about?  No more hotel stays.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

I was pulled OOS for alleged Fmla misuse over Christmas.   I've 
recently been marked back up and working.   CSX  kangaroo court found
me guilty of misuse but reinstated me with time served.   I did not
sign a waiver.   I'm posting this because I know some were pulled out
and were terminated.    If I'm found guilty just like my co worker. 
Why are some reinstated and others let go?  My understanding is there
are multiple law firms working on bringing suit over this matter.   I
for one will seek reimbursement decided by a court for their blatant
disregard of my protected leave.  My lawyer and I have decided to file
suit against CSX and multiple individuals.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Well looks like foote is supositly at avon today an there is a mess of
cars layingon the side whos getting cutoff today

Name: Dave dudley
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JrHglmdhTKc#

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Just found out no mo hotel stays. What do I tell my AFHT wife.

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

Earnings on the railroad is up to the individual. You can be a slacker,
middle of the road, or a hoghead. Line I worked a LE is making around
$135,000-$150,000 a year on a 234 mile ID run with 6 turns a half. CSX
is offering temporary transfers seeing they're short handed.
Apparently most of those who got furloughed didn't come back. No
problem. Furloughs are way of life on the railroad till one gets
seniority. Some can handle it some can't. It's not an easy life.
Management comes management goes. We've seen good ones we've seen the
bad. It's just a game, it always been Us vs Them. Change is never easy
but one must adapt. Play their game use it to your advantage. Most
times their way puts money in your wallet.

Name: Use your brain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo Money your a moron .. if you are not making a decent living with what
you make out here now then 48 to 50 dollars an hour is still not going
to be enough for you stop living outside your means you need a new job.
I am not saying that we are not underpaid we are but all you guys that
want hourly are ignorant.  Yea who in their right mind wouldn't want
to make 48 to 50 dollars an hour but look past the dollar signs, This
company is not dumb they know what they are doing.  D

Name: Full of it mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo money your a shit disturber, a majority of employees are not voting
for hourly wage and giving up work rules. Only a fish like you will
fall for the bait. They can try taking it away but we are not giving it
away.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

https://youtu.be/mMlmjXtnIXI

Watch death by China documentary every American worker needs to watch
this and understand why they can't find a good job

Name: Mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

I bring up hourly rate with everyone I work with. Maybe 1 in 10 disagree
with it. So when it passes don't think a not voted ballot means guys
were to lazy. They just want it too so no need to vote and your ballot
will be counted as a yes. SHO ME THE MONEY !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

I can't stand the the GC.  The company tells them they are gonna issue
coordination notices if we don't take the the CSRA outside of national
handling.  Over 90% of our local membership voted it down but we still
got because the arbitrator said if it's good enough for them then
it's good enough for us.  We had different local agreements that it
supersedes that it made it not worth taking.  I could see another vote
like that over an hourly rate.  Barely passes on little more then half
the locals but fails miserably on the rest.in turn gives us an hourly
rate that 75% of the membership didn't want.

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

Hourly rate?  Its funny how a lot of railroaders post on this site
blaming the union for talking to the carrier.  In case you have
forgotten, WE are the union, and a union is only as strong as its
members.  I really don't care what the GC negotiates.   Its up to the
members to get off the toilet and vote them down!  Every contract you
have the opportunity to vote it down, and see what the carrier is
willing to come back with.  After every contract the guys start
screaming about the raw deal they got, and then the numbers come out
showing how many people who didn't vote.  You have nobody to blame but
yourself if you don't vote!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Well there Billy bad azz....who do you think has been watching out for
"workers" ? The ones that signed NAFTA right ? Stop getting marching
orders from morons that laugh at you after you leave the room and do
some research on who's really looking out for workers

Name: Embarrassed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

Some of you guys are making us look like we're idiots with you totally
bullshit posts. Sleep 4 hours....no hotel provided...give me a break. I
hope anyone with some sense outside of the RR knows your full of bs. And
these are but a few examples. And the Canadian guys just need to stay
the hell off of here.

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

Crew Dispatcher


Whys don't you tell us where this happened. What terminal did this
happen at. Who was the superintendent? It wont hurt to throw names out
there. They don't know who you are. I hope the guy filed retaliation
charges against management. Hope he called the FRA and filed a
complaint. I would have filed ethics charges of retaliation. No way in
hell it was just a coincidence. So where did this happen? It pisses the
hell out of them when you shop power that is FRA defective and could be
considered dangerous to use further down the road. You make calls. You
have phone numbers for FRA inspectors. If you are in that situation
CYA!!!!  Call the fra mechanical inspector and tell him what happened.
Leave a trail.

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

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48672

We will all be reading this story in The United States in a couple of
years.   Same game plan at CSX that failed at CN and CP.  They legally 
rape and plunder all assets and leave a proffitable company in disarray.
 We can't legally strike but these hoods can pull this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Terminating men for over speed.
Down loading locomotive for not going fast enough in yard tracks. 
Down loading engines because hear say.
Low on man power
Twist agreement to suit carrier needs 
Show up on rest while working extra board
Forces to away from home terminal yet carrier says you canít stay at
hotel and you will not get three hour call but you have to show up on
rest. I know men who are getting less than 4 hours sleep because of
this and working 18 plus hours daily due to driving and working 12
plus.
It seems to me the CN is probably a good place to work now since we got
all there incompetent managers. Local Trainmaster are scared to death no
balls. 
Iíve come to the conclusion that termination is imminent so why worry
about it.
From what Iíve seen itís not to this level everywhere.
FRA defect found reported mechanical said do not move locomotive
Trainmaster said take it until he heard what mechanical said then he
was told to download locomotive from assistant super and find something
anything the engineer did wrong in 12 hour trip and charge him.
As any railroader knows if they download looking they will find
something I donít care how good you are.  This place is an awesome job.
I wish they would hurry up and get stock price up from there liquidation
sale so they can move on and the railroad can get back to railroading

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2018

Indiana next four years
12 projects already have gates so that's $3.5 million fraud.
40 sets of flashing lights needlessly changed and we will pay for them
to be stolen.
$320,000 for CLOSED crossing
-0- trains a day getting gates
$340,000 for one crossing which is # 6,384 on the priority list it
would take over 8,000 years for a collision .
Millions just go poof with no accountability.
https://www.in.gov/indot/files/STIP_2018-2021_project_listing_initial.pdf
59 entries under railroad protection

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Csx leases the w&a anyway . They donít own it.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Easy M

Kick back and enjoy time off.  You be back sooner than u thank.   You
be richer for it.   Lot of mofos be getting that ass sued.   My lawyer
gots a whole list of names I be suing my TM is listed too.   What be
funny time the suit gets filed he might be already gone or fired.

Name: Feete
E-mail: Hq@jax.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

We heard you men loud and clear in the field.   We have started to take
actions on your ongoing request.  

Labor asked for a new attendance policy.  We came up with the new
cutting edge CAPS policy.


Labor asked to control moves.  We gave them the Bid System.

Labor asked to make their sick brothers work just as mush as the rest
of us have to.  We are currently unjustly bringing the hammer down on
fmla. (Please be a good employee and report anyone you don't like who
might be abusing their leave)

Labor asked for more starts.  We are cutting the pools.

This and many more changes are coming.  Only because we consider every
employee as an asset and value their input.

Thank You
Be safe
Jay Feete esq

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2018

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.  Robert is a former cable installer.  He now has a felony
record.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

The whole FMLA debate is crazy! Cindy Sanborn started the letter a
couple years ago about telling on your fellow brothers to become
qualified medical doctors and rattling them out if you believed they
were abusing it or not! There are people like myself that has it for
Fibromyalgia and for my wife with fiber neuropathy! Pray for us with
medical issues during these hard times at CSX! And donít judge others

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

http://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/court-of-appeals-upholds-m-verdict-against-bnsf-for-terminating/article_ac75cde0-030a-5394-8e14-f7261fef577b.html

So how does the FRA find 375 violations if they did their free
inspection job to start with?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

No way they can sell the L & N and W&A . Thatís not even logical .

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

Ape


Boy you are a showing your arss hole side.  I will remember how
unneeded I am and how good that computer is when it stops the train and
goes and secures the side doors that fell off while it was running. How
about when there is an electrical surge and the breakers keep tripping
and it has to reset it. Or maybe when it hits one of the many rough
spots from hell in the rail and the horn button along with the wiring
falls out and short circuits . I guess it can override that until
someone puts it back together with duct tape and wires from the hot box
tags. No time to list all the manual labor and techniques used my
numerous engineers over the years to patch up an fix the rolling pieces
of junk on the rails. But then there is an upside to it.  The company
cant blame the engineer for the shit that goes wrong and then bitch
because your trip was longer than expected!  Go argue with the
computer!

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/train-hits-tanker-truck-carrying-gallons-of-hydrochloric-acid-solution/article_2c18e4c2-2159-11e8-ae33-1bb887067f97.html#disqus_thread

NS crew gives CSX loco a acid bath.Typical public crossing recorded as
a private crossing with multiple collisions.

367874U
40.0156944,-79.9765495

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2018

Actually there are trains without engineers, they are called autonomous
trains. The technology has been around since the 60's and in some
countries this is how they operate. The biggest problem here is that
the tracks go over public road crossings. Anything an engineer does to
make a train go forward, backward, stop, blow a horn, or ring a bell, a
computer can do. A computer can't yet replace an engineer because a
computer doesn't recognize a car stuck on the tracks ahead. 
If there is any job that can't be replaced by computers or robots it
is the yard switchman. Loose your ego, you don't have some special
skill that makes you irreplaceable.

Name: SAMCRO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 March 2018

CSX might not need a clerk. CSX might not need a yard master. CSX might
not need  a trainmasters. CSX might not need a RFE. CSX might not need
a terminal manager. CSX might not need a computer tech. CSX might not
need a benefits manager. CSX might not need utility man. CSX might not
need employee availability specialist.  CSX might not need a rules
department.  CSX might not need Fmla department. CSX might not need a
payroll department. CSX might not need customer service center.  

BUT UNTILL THERE IS NOT A RAILROAD or R2D2 IS AT THE CONTROLS.  THOSE
BITCHES IN FLORIDA NEED A LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR.   

Mantle Ridge are legal criminals.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2018

Informant is right, the union canít do much about changes. The union can
only put in grievances when the company violates the collective
agreement. And put out local fires before it , canít be settled and
goes to abitration. My experience with this management. They donít care
about the collective agreement. They just do what they want and say just
grieve it. They know how long it takes for issue to go to arbitration.
So if you feel wronged you still have to follow instructions from the
company and just put grievance in. And the union has many grievances.
And as we move forward less money to fight because all union due payers
are being laid off or fired. CSX cuts from 29000 to 21000 that is a lot
of union dues lost. So union has to watch there spending also. It will
be interesting what new contracts will look like at the end of all
this.

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

Besides the tax payer $1.5 Billion GOFUNDME FRA free inspection account

https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/fhwa_fy2017_budget.pdf

Looks like a another $114 million gofundme account just for the hell of
it. Guess these suckers never read the Constitution part about tax funds
for PRIVATE business is a no-no.

...In addition, a State may use up to 10 percent of its total NHFP
apportionment each year for certain freight intermodal or freight rail
projects. Our FY 2017 request is a slight decrease over the FY
2016 enacted level of $1.14 billion...

Name: The Informant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Inside info: you may have heard of more cuts to come, thatís an
understatement. You are also going to be forced to hourly. Sadly, your
ďvotesĒ are as irrelevant as the unions you pay for representation. As
for the sale of some CSX properties and trackage: a few short lines
have bids that are already known about, however, there is a class 1
with a recent bid that apparently, by the amount of the bids, will
clearly win those. I canít say at this point who and which lines due to
only a few people are aware of this. It will be out soon enough. I can
tell you a decent size short line (whoís salary is subpar) has a bid in
for the L&N and W&A. Good luck.

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

Think about the position the railway safety baboons are in. 9 to 5 job
big gold letters out side there office. Expense account company car and
nice pention plan. And six figures pay.They are paid spin doctors, to
cover up any liability by the railway in an accident and they get extra
koodooís if the vehicle operator dies. Dead men or women tell no tails.
Case closed till next one railway ends up being the victim in these
accidents so they sue insurance company that insured the vehicle owner.
Another successful day at the office. Canít wait for my performance
bonus. Better take a month off with pay that was a stressful one !!!!!

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2018

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/37649362/officials-tractor-trailer-hit-by-train-in-laurens-county

officials-tractor-trailer-hit-by-train-in-laurens-county

1305 0.007736 634101N CSX SC LAURENS WOODRUFF SC 92 0 0 0 0 0 GT 6 1 40
YES 2 660
Google map location 34.6346030,-81.9756060

How is it possible to have a HUMPED crossing on a S.C. NUMBERED
highway? No hump signs on one side and hump signs on the other. No hump
signs on any of the railroad pre crossing signs. Railroad crossing
design calls for level road for 30 feet on both sides of the crossing
---PROBABLY TO KEEP TRAINS FROM HITTING HUNG UP VEHICLES ONE WOULD
THINK>
Quick Operation Lifesaver come in and cover up.
Then you have Fred Flinstone train brakes and the curves in the track
both ways not trimmed so the 40 mph train can see the crossing the 50
feet to get stopped sooner.

Time to clear house of the railroad safety baboons who are obviously
deep in the railroads pocket and need set free.

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

Engineer
Perfect post! Run copies of the PTC situation and file. RRs HATE
records!
This also improves public relations.

RRJIM
Figured you knew this wasn't Pines. 

Pines imposter
I know it's hard to not fire back on posts against you, but try
integrity. Ignore the slander and don't fire back.  This just excites
mole hunters to death. Would CSX waste money to have someone monitor
this site for news worthiness?
I don't troll looking for RR accidents I depend on you and others on
derailments. Why? 
I'm a railroader and enjoy the information to keep up. The PTC is one.
I'm concerned about PTC but don't know enough about it.

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

Yes go fund me accounts, we live in an age now where we have
professional victims. They know how to work the crowds so to speak. No
one is accountable anymore for there own actions and they are being
compinsated for it. A person texting runs into the side of a train.
Happened where I work a semi driver texting runs into side of switcher.
No fault insurance fully covered for his injury. They the insurance
company just bump up our premiums to make up for it. Mexican truckers
come up here canít read or write english. And donít have to have same
training as American truckers. A woman canít support herself so she has
five kids. We will pay for it. And so on victims.

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

A lot on here most likely don't know that they have a life insurance
policy ($20,000) working for the railroad. It's part of the contract.
Retirees have a $2000 life insurance policy through Met Life. 

In the case of the motorcycle rider if he had full coverage insurance a
basic policy would pay up to $50,000. If he had 6 kids and a wife he
should of definitely had some sort of life insurance. If a semi hit him
then that's a lawsuit. 

Today it's to easy to ask for handouts. No one takes personal
responsibility these days. I see it on the news just about every night
house fire, car accident involving injury or death, shootings etc... at
the end of the story a GoFundMe account has been established. Whatever
happened to families taking care of each other? Seems people don't
have any shame these days.

I know it's not the real Pines. He asked legit questions in which I
gave him an answer. He can disagree which reminds me of the real Pines.
Maybe it's the Son of Pines. lol

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

Now did the motorcycle rider that was killed. Did he has the proper
licence to operated the motor bike, did he have the proper insurance ?.
Was he legally in the USA. If he had insurance his family should be ok
with money from insurance etc. What if he hit and hurt someone with out
insurance. It sounds to me from your story that he was not properly
insured. Thatís why they have insurance for accidents.

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

People post on here that is not a safety issue because they checked
wrong box. Have done it myself. No harm done,if it upsets you there are
medication to help you.

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

Semi trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroad.  They need to fine
each trucking company 1 million dollars for each accident.   This will
wake up The DOT  and trucking industry!  They are nothing but murders
on our streets... 
1/5 of these bozos kill people...Why are they allowed on our streets.
They cause massive potholes that destroy cars and cause wrecks!!!!  We
are getting changed money out The yazoo and we have to make it up at
The checkout lane ...We need to get extra taxes from The trucking
industry to make up for what they destroy. Tax The The HELL  out of
tbem.....,.

.,,!!!!!!!!!    CASE IN POINT

The grieving widow of a man killed in a motorcycle accident has asked
the community for help as she struggles to give the beloved father of
six a proper burial.

"Alone and not being able to help my kids move forward...I get mad
with myself," Maria Moreno said in Spanish.

Her husband, Omar Moreno, was riding his motorcycle from Harbor Drive
onto Vestra Street Monday when, as he was turning left, a semi-truck
hit him. He was pronounced dead shortly after. 

Maria and her husband had been married for 16 years. She describes Omar
as a thoughtful husband and great father who was the primary breadwinner
of the family, working hard to support them.

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

FRA  

still turning off the PTC when dispatch doesn't have time to deal with
it. Not using my phone to make the calls. We just got a new bulletin out
that allows us to run without any PTC in PTC territory over 20 miles and
along side other trains without it. Old bulletins that came out last
quarter said we couldn't go over 20 miles into PTC territory without
active PTC and in the same area with other trains not activated. We
were all doing it from day one until this new notice came out. Why
bother with a new bulletin that just gives us permission to do what we
were doing anyway.  Do you people ever watch what is going on!

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

You must be far lefty, trying to control free speech. Guy ask question
on this part of site, so what answer him on other site. As soon as
someone says something that is not to your liking,must be company mole.
Your to easy!!!

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

WELL CRAP !!!! I was thinking RRJIM was RRJIM who was finally makin
sense. But WAIT !!!! Maybe he is RRJIM since the poster who claims he
aint is posting anything but safety on a safety site. Guess I'll go
with RRJIM since he's posting about safety on the safety site and
gooood posts. Guess if you're posting anything but safety or Maybe
filthy garbage posts you MUST be a mole trying to stop bad stuff about
CSX coming out.
Pines post facts please don't give a MOLE a cause to tie up the site.
Bad poster I'm sending the Hit Man after you. Keep it up!!!!

Name: Mouth piece
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

An LC knows how to speak out of both sides of his mouth. He tells the
membership one thing at the same time tells management another story.
That way keeps everyone thinking ,and the heat off himself. It like
getting stopped in an alley by gang bangers, you come up with the story
for the moment to save your ass.

Name: Gov money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2018

Donít you ever wonder how a ordinary working stiff that gets elected
into congress etc. As a middle class person. And comes out the other
end a millionaire  it is called kick backs etc. And they figure out how
to make the practice legal.

Name: Lc to manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

Well I donít know if this will help you, why a lc would cross the floor.
But at cp the LC had his day shift ,forty hour a week in his own office
to work on union issue. Then Hh put the local union reps. On the floor
working and only gave them eight ours a week to do union business. And
Hh made them do statements in the after hours so it would not interfere
with his floor time. That lasted for months till union was able to
restore there forty hour week union business and not have to work the
floor. Full time union business. We had guys cross the floor they are
and have always been self serving. And the guys that crossed the floor
from union to management, where fired with in a year.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2018

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2018/03/02/community-grieves-after-amtrak-crash/#comment-12550

Well RR Jim---The picture shows the train which requires a video
recorder and black box gone since the gates are up. It take the NTSB a
week to find it?

The black box is chicken scratches on graph paper like a lie detector
---How hard to make a program to FIT the railroad excuse pulled out of
a file cabinet?

$1.5 BILLION go-fund-me account the railroads have every year for free
inspections while the railroads send people to the unemployment
line.Probably another BILLION for all the other BS.

What if just lay huge fines on the railroads when they screw up and
$1.5 billion out of the tax-payers pocket be put on crossing
signals--video.

Railroaders don't find it strange $1.5 Billion for the Federal
Railroadbought Association and 1/6th just $250 million for crossings
which half is stolen/wasted?

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Is this "CSX SUCKS!" or "CSX'S CUCKS!" ??Accepting shittier and
shittier working conditions and even defending the company? You cant
fix stupid.

 "There's class warfare alright, but it's my class, the rich class
that's making war, and we're winning." -Warren Buffett

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

GOD NO!! 

Please dont let there be an imposter RRJIM now.  I can't believe the
real one would bother to engage the imposter pines! An old head on the
railroad with so many years of experience would know better! We need
another csx mole on here distrating us from the serious shit we got
going on. Is there a shortage of rocks or something? Like crabs trying
to find a new shell?

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

Pines

It's a simple download to a laptop etc... Same goes for the black box
info. It's not like it was at the bottom of the ocean or shifting
through wreckage to retrieve. I don't think there would of been any
attention to a similar situation. 300 Congressional Republicans got all
the press. I did think it was BS when the families of the trash truck
driver & passenger were asking for donations on the local news with a
GoFundMe account. They were in the wrong, so they ask for handouts.
Unreal!!!!!!!

Name: Well said
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

I started the railway in1981 at age twenty. Received all my training
threw the company, the pay check was put in my account on time all the
time. Payed   into pention plan all those years now retired. It was an
interesting career glad I was able to stick with it. I have friends
that went to university, and had big student loans to pay back. And
most never found employment till there late twenties after they
graduated. And the funny thing is most never found work in the field
they went to school for. You would be surprised how many people end up
working on the railroad, because they canít find work in there field of
training. But lucky for them the railway recognized they where smart and
promoted them in a position with the company. Fact only two percent of
people that graduate from college find work in the field they trained
for. You would be surprised how many people regret going to university
racking up big student loans and getting late start in the work force.
And they where led to believe with there degree that they would be
making big bucks. And most will never retire as early like RR employees
do. Working at the railway can be a good choice with benefits and
pention,and good income. The biggest fight going forward is keeping
what employees have and fought for.

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

Good by to ape... 
 
Great he's  moving on. He obviously has other things to with his job
while the rest of us who have been out here for 20 plus years have
considered this our career and worry how it will be changed once again.
So tired of hearing how well we have it because we have a Good paying
job that didnt require a college education. I know many who wasted
their money on it. Do we get paid well. Yes. Do we deserve it. Yes. The
reason it doesn't require a college education is because there is no
college course available that teaches you how to live on the road.
There is no college education that prepares you to be ready to pack
your bags and leave your family behind at any given time on any given
day. They don't educate you on how to handle being stuck in hotels for
days at a time waiting to catch a ride home. They don't have a course
on how to get the pay you deserve when they steal from you. Just count
on your unions to fix it. If they did what they do to us to a bank they
would be in jail!  No one teaches you how to avoid being watched and
stalked by the hit squad when. Thank god to all of us that school
closed. The need for a turn over rate to keep the seats full and a
reason to keep it up and running is over for now. Could also be quiet
because they finally realized they recruited enough military personnel
for the government grant money that they screwed up. These men can find
a job at any time somewhere else and their fully trained on how to spot
a weed weasle a mile away. Professional train rider.  Just exactly what
is that? Someone who lives on the road and gives up their time with
their family. Yard and local guy? Someone who pounds the rocks all day
outside but goes home evety night. Either way we work hard and
sacrifice. We fix thier mistakes EVERY SINGLE DAY! We deal with crappy
power, screwed up work orders, trains out of order that cost us an
extra 2-3 hours in  time switching out on line of road, calling for
rides when they forget, dealing with the screw ups when they change
another rule that makes no sense until they figure it out and so on and
so on. Let's not forget we deal with sleet,snow, freezing rain high
heat index and everything that can go wrong because of shitty weather.
It's a constant guessing game in this CSX business. Now please someone
tell me just what college education can you get that trains and prepared
you for this type of CAREER! Absolutely none because no one in their
right mind would pay for it just to get this job! Yes we chose it. But
because we do we should be given the credit and the respect we deserve.
If we are disgruntled it is for a damn good reason.

Name: Canada derailment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

http://bayview-news.com/2018/03/kingston-man-shoots-video-of-train-derailment-as-it-occurs.html/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Some of you people need to get a life.  This is my first post and
probably my last for a while.  CSX is a business.  The intent is to
make money for the owners (shareholders).  Not to provide employment. 
The union does not run the show.  When many of you realize these
concepts, maybe you would understand your role in all of this.  I have
worked hard for this company for many, many years.  Had many good days
and some bad.  Overall this has been a good job (not career).  If I
stay the course, I will probably retire a millionaire with no regrets
knowing I did the best I could, and a college education was not
required.  Yet, I earned one of these as well that the company paid for
(reimbursement).  If you feel you worked hard on the railroad (T & E)
then try having a real job for a while.  Tired of hearing people
complain about how hard they have it as a professional train rider who
mostly can't do anything else but ride trains.  I hope the hourly rate
is presented for a review and vote to see if an agreeement can be
reached.  The reason that unions get a bad rap is due to the inaction
of the leaders and members.  Many representatives take management
positions, and many others take the job just for marking off
privileges.  As for those that abused FMLA, you should be fired.  We
are our own worst enemy as well thinking you gain something by killing
trains and turning 4 hour jobs into 12 because you cannot survive
financially without it.  Try taking pride in what you do, and remember
we are paid very well for what we do.  Find a hobby instead of watching
the board constantly to see what everyone else is doing.  Enjoy life and
don't worry about things you can't control.  Thanks.

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

Great lakes 

It could also be that csx is finally starting to catch up on all the
freight they left sitting because they couldn't move it. What people
don't know is the grain industry used a shit load of trucks to move
the grain because csx wasn't moving anything after HH bottle knecked
everything. I have friends who work the grain industries. Said their
grain was sitting and rotting. Had to get trucks in to save their
business. Same thing happened a few years ago when CSX showed favortism
to the crude oil companies. Grain companies finally had to go to DC and
file complaints. Wanted their contract abolished and truck grain
because CSX wasn't honoring the terms. CSX claimed it wasn't
happening but we all knew it was. Watched crude oil trains swamp the
yards for months and never saw a grain train. If we saw any it was
about 1 grain train to 10 crude oil. Feds stepped in a demanded proof
it wasn't happening. BUSTED!  All they had to do is just ask the
crews. maybe we had something going on right under our noses and
didn't notice this time but my guess it's backlog from the damage
caused by HH. Now wait for Foote to cut the work force and turn
everyone into a full time extra board slave. Another slow down getting
ready to explode!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Great Lakes
I don't have specifics, just what I was told years ago. Just FYI to
watch as the future roles on.
Corn, wheat, coal, oil etc. comes from the Heartlands of Canada and
America to the world.  Both countries are hindered by mountain ranges
on the East and West coasts. Shipments from the profitable mid-sections
which are blocked except the Ms. River which has limited access to barge
lines. The Ms. River is accessible only during certain water levels.
The Ms. River needs dredged in La. to allow river movement. Problem?
The area needing dredged is blocked by a shanty town called the 9th
Ward in New Orleans. This area has been taken over by the government
and dredging should start under the money provided under the presidents
Transportation Infrastructure Inprovement fund with possible hikes in
gas taxes to pay for improvements. To get a start on this Google Canada
Inland Ports and see the plans.  This may also be the purpose of CSX
activities in restructuring the system. Hope this helps. LOL
Looks like Waren Buffet buying the BNSF RR was insider knowledge.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Great lakes 
People are on edge. Our future is at stake right now including our
entire way of railroading. Men who have 20-30 years under their belts
may be faced of losing all their seniority rights and ability to chose
jobs after years of pounding rocks and doing their time and it might
just boil down to a bunch of your green horns who are greedy, self
centered or just mamma boys who can't do their time and see the money
instead of the big picture. If you got less than 5 years you stand to
be cut if they take the bait. I completely understand why you would be
interested in more business coming our way. Hope we get more But don't
count on it being enough to save anyone with little time if Foote gets
away with this plan of his. Start saving every dime. He already plans
on cutting us by the thousands. I personally will probably walk if we
lose everything just because some just see the dollar sign. I like
being able to chose and have a little control over my personal life. I
prefer the road but if the wife or kids get sick or I got something
else to do i get on a job that I can go home every night.  I like
having some choices of those jobs too. Some locals are better than
others and some yard jobs are better. If I don't know where I'm
working every single time the phone rings and I can't ever plan ahead
for anything then this job isn't worth the money the devil from the
grave is offering us. The young pups have no idea what they will be in
for.  Hope you can avoid the cut.

Hey king....what's your damn point. Sounds like you might be one of
those cry babies...

Imposter pines....lost your rock??  Crawl back  south about the same
direction you traveled north. You'll find it in a little dirt town
called Jacksonville.

Dave...  we all  your point but don't put any more post that you put
on here 2 years ago. 

RRJIM....quit engaging him...fuel for the fire. Since your a retired
seasoned old head maybe you can come up with something to get it
through the thick skilled brain dead green horns what their careers
will be like if they F...k themselves out of a future of seniority and
their rights to be able to make choices because they cant be men and do
their time.

Name: Thanks king
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I heard about you King,your the guy that when the train is in the siding
you go sit in the trailing unit,and pull one off. Then text  how manly
you are. Because when you get home to your wife with the ass two axe
handles wide. And her cankles dragging on the floor you have to do
dishes and all the house work. Then when she looks at you with bedroom
eyes, you have to lift the gunt up so you can see the cunt. But your
use to smelling  your way to it in the dark. You sick mangina. Go King
micro dink go.

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

I wonder how many of you guys who post on here like tough guys are
really morons who are fired, sitting around at home waiting on your
appeal to hit. Posting on Facebook asking stupid questions to make you
look like a victim. Oh look what they did to me. I'm gonna tell my
lawyer.

Name: Captain public hair 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Boogedy boogedy boo, the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís nuts is coming for
you.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2018

Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year In 2010, there were 1.1 fatal
crashes per 100 million truck miles

Pretty scary when a railroad employee doesn't know the difference
between a million miles and 100 million miles. This guy APE, for Less
than 1 year the one sent out for a left handed switch handle, frequency
grease, 10 foot of fallopian tube, to use to push start a locomotive?

Trucks 2009 288,005,000,000 miles traveled
3,675 killed
Trucks 2009 ---1.27 killed in 100 million miles traveled
Railroads 2009 Total fatalities: 695 Total train miles: 667,934,079
Trains 2009 ---Killed 104 in 100 million miles traveled.
Trucks traveled 431.08 times more than trains so if trains were trucks
they would have killed 44,844 people in 288,005,000,000 miles in 2009.

Maybe some tutoring would help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Great Lakes everyone in this world that has an asshole,has an opinion
you asked you got an answer you did not like and maybe one you did.
Keeps it interesting in this free North America we have. We could not
even think about doing this if we where in North Korea.

Name: Captain pubic hair
E-mail: Anal ave
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

CSX is being haunted by the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís rotting ball
sack.

Name: Great lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Loco
Why do I care??? Because it's my job. It's good to see new trains,
and it's nice to have work. Not a single complaint in my post, but you
felt the need to turn it into something stupid. I was simply asking if
anyone knew anything about it or where it's coming from. New work is
good! stop the door and gloom attitude. It's getting old.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I retired six months ago,you young people have posted on here about fat
employees can hardly walk etc.  And you young guys are full of piss and
vinegar studs ready to go. The  employees that you are judging where
once you. And believe it or not the wear and tear on your mind and
body. Well look at your future self when you see these men. You have
two ears one mouth for a reason. You learn more by listening than
talking. And a smart person always asks question of the wise. Young
people the older employees have been there and back and know how far it
is! Donít be impulsive and make desitions on this hourly issue do your
home work listen to the older guys. They know how these companies work.
Remember you will be them sooner than you think. Time flys think about
your long term future.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

If the driver of the trash truck ran around the gates or thru he is
guilty of homicide and many other charges.
If he stopped on the tracks and was hit by Amtrak. Either way the
driver and other passenger shouldn't be refusing to be interviewed.
Charges should have been filed.
If this were a small airplane crash who sent out a"May Day I'm out of
fuel" the NTSB would protect the scene instead letting evidence be
tampered with.
Believe it or not, I am sworn to take care of the train crews too.
It's unbelievable what they see and have to live with. I guess hazard
pay is never a part of the equation since the RR's are not at fault.
LOL
I sent CSX Chief Engineer Signals (Carl Walker) an e-mail on 01/04/18
warning him of this type accident and offered my help. I received no
response. I know this wasn't a CSX track but the same problem. What RR
is next?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Quote; Henry Ford said, controlling the workers threw fear is good for
business.

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

Great lakes 

Why do you care? What if it is more business? You think it might save
your job if we get more business. If they go to super pools and combine
all yard, local and yard jobs people are getting cut anyway. Most of
those trains are step on step off. You got one chance in a million of
catching one anyway. Your ass will be on a different job every time you
are called.  Don't plan on being a train rider any more!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Ya in my thirty five years the young punks  live at home. Hated it that
senior guys where in a pool on a fast freight. But they paid there
dues. The problem is the young guys get into big det. Over night and
hate the fact they have to put in the years to get what the older staff
have. I always told them you will have seniority one day. Young people
want everything right now. Millinials always got a trophy or passing
mark just by showing up at school. Where never expected to do anything
because it could hurt there feelings. Well if they are complaining now.
Just wait if CSX does make a change to hourly and remove rules. There
wonít be no safe space like in school for the tender snowflakes. There
is no cure for stupid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroad.  Railroad crossing deaths
are 100% avoidable.. Semi trucks cause 500,000 accidents a year...They
are the real killers...


There were more than 1.1 million interstate motor carriers including
for-hire, owner operators and private carriers (business fleets) as of
December 2010
ē	In 2007 (last available data), the Commodity Flow Survey reported
that trucks hauled more than $8.3 trillion worth of goods
ē	Approximately 11 billion tons of freight is moved each year
ē	In 2009, 529 large truck occupants were killed in crashes
ē	In 2009, 20,000 large truck occupants were injured
ē	Annually, approximately 500,000 accidents involving trucks occur
ē	In 2010, there were 1.1 fatal crashes per 100 million truck miles

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I know they run corn up to Canada from north portal to Lethbridge then
back threw the USA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Cn cp way behind at moving grain. Maybe CSX picking up the slack inter
change traffic?!!!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2018

RRJim sounds like your a might shy of knowing what BS is unless that's
your job to dish out BS by the buckets. ..Only a week (to watch a
video)...Maybe the dub studio was having a get it dubbed in 168 hours
special.
Geez, plug the video in--- watch it --ONE MINUTE--DONE

In the FRA record abortion of 5 million errors CSX owns all the
crossings ---BB is hauling passengers-- Where is that passenger
schedule and prices?

Buckingham Branch Railroad Company [BB]
Crossing 224704E
1. Primary Operating Railroad [BB]
5. Street/Road Name & Block Number LANE TOWN RD 
16. Crossing Owner (if applicable) CSX
4. City / Municipality NEAR CROZET Va
1019 0.007631 224704E BB VA ALBEMARLE CROZET LANE TOWN RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT
5 1 60 YES 2 600
2017  Total train miles:          64,073
Public Crossings 0  With gates 0 Other activated crossings 0 Number
with passive warnings 0 Private crossings 0 ***** THE COUNT OF
CROSSINGS IS THE COUNT OF AT GRADE IN THE CURRENT INVENTORY *****
Passengers carried: 2,201  Passenger miles: 74,540

Name: Great lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Does anyone have any idea where all the grain trains are coming from the
last few days?there are like 8 on the lineup and a few I checked out are
good. Didn't know if this was new business or reroute or something?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I think a lot of you are focused on the wrong thing. Two ways to control
people money or pain. When CSX puts a number for an hourly wage, and
some of you add it up to a good thing. Then they remove rules that give
you some control of your life. Then no one can complain if it turns out
to be a really shitty deal. Because CSX will say we bargained in good
faith and you accepted it. After that you canít unring the bell. Your
stuck with it. CSX wants this because they will have more controls over
you to do as they wish.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

With outward facing video cameras onboard locomotives these days it's
hard for anyone to dispute when someone decides to go around gates. I
was surprised how fast it took the NTSB within a week to report after
viewing the video that the trash truck driver ran around the gates.
That doesn't happen in most cases. There's a big difference between a
passenger (70mph) & freight train (40mph) in Crozet. Looking up the
track at a oncoming train it's nearly impossible to judge the speed &
distance. People do it all the time thinking the train is farther than
what it actually is. When it happens the only ones I feel sorry for is
the train crew they were just doing their job.

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

If the company wants to pay us an hourly rate.   It's not out of the
goodness of their hearts.   Just more Job cuts.  Why would we willingly
help CSX cut jobs.  Fuck mantle ridge and their puppets.    
Those who were wrongfully pulled OOS sue the hell out of them.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I dont need to read any of it to know they are trying to fuck us even
harder, what the hell else would it be about? Get real.

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

The IC still had held away pay worked into their hourly agreement. They
kept some of their work rules. It doesn't have to be as bad as
everyone assumes. I'm not saying I'm for it, just look into that
before you instantly decide that since everyone believes everything
they read on here.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Re: RRJIM
Good post

Re: other Bob
Say you're right and the RR is responsible for the Amtrak/trash truck
accident and the cause has spread to all RR's. Very few would ride
Amtrak again. The FRA, government
and RR's would be exposed to the American people. This would destroy
our ecconomy.

The RR's have many options to avoid culpability. In exposing problems
that may cause accidents, the RR's will charge a person with extortion
and will continue a game of Chess until a case is made for extortion.
This destroys a persons credibillity. Game over! A person who is
capable of providing proof of bad things RR's do, can not aproach a RR
to settle things without the charge of extortion.

CSX Legal Department:
See CSX Attorney Randy Moon and AVP Auditing Bill Mazer visit to FDOT
and Rico reporting an attempt to extort CSX. "Check".

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Other Bob

Tell your friend in Crozet there is a placard at the crossing with a
Buckingham Branch RR phone number to call if there are problems. BBRR
maintains the crossings not CSX. CSX hasn't maintained anything over
there since 2003 when BBRR leased it. 

Someone posted some BS that CSX runs it from 1800-0600. No, BBRR has
their own train dispatch center in Staunton, VA. CSX does run some
trains over it 24/7. They pay BBRR to use the track. The only time CSX
has to be involved is when there are any structural changes or any
outsider state or private is doing anything that goes over or under the
tracks such as overpasses, sewer & water pipes etc....

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

Guess dummy Bob can't read

2017 Total fatalities:  888 (Highest number killed in at least 10
years)
Total train miles: 698,798,438 ---AVERAGE 786,035 miles to kill
somebody.

Amtrak 178 killed  225,000 miles to kill somebody
BNSF  125 killed  1,437,878 miles to kill somebody
CSX 112 killed 646,926 miles to kill somebody
Norfolk Southern 84 killed 1,124,468 miles to kill somebody
Union Pacific 155 killed  983,144 miles to kill somebody

https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
2015 Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled 1.13

So in 700 Million (rounded off) miles railroads should of have had (7
times 1.13) = 8 deaths not 888. Easy enough railroads average killing
111 people to normal drivers ONE

Amtraks kill rate is what ---3 years trips for a trucker so trucks
should have one killed for 3 drivers in 3 years.

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

The public hate unions thatís how I seen it as a unionized employee my
whole life. They blame us for inflation etc. The reality is they are
jealous because they are not in one. Most unionized people are skilled
labour. Work crazy hours, in a dangerous line of work. In the
transportation industry you make lots of sacrifices, that deserve a
good wage. And we are the watch dogs for safety that try and protect
the public. The railways would get away with a lot of things but they
know we are watching and demanding safety. Iíve been in three strikes
the only thing I got from the public was the middle finger as they
drove by!

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

APE

Rail transportation is important to the ecconomy and must be
protected.
The FRA and NTSB protect railroads there by protecting rail roads.
Rail roads are Robber Barron's under government protection.
When the union employees create enough public attention they can name
their conditions. By reading posts no/one will gain the public
sympathy.

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

Ape here my point was if you take hourly rate the company does not want
to pay for any thing, I do not support the hourly rate. I just tried to
demenstrated how the company wants to rip off the employees.  I hate the
fucking crooks.

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

The whole system is corrupt. I watch failing crossing arms on the show
20/20 a seventeen year old male was killed. They fixed the problem with
five million dollar settlement. No one goes to prison the whole system
is fixed. Big companies donate millions to politicians, big lobby.

Name: David Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2018

CSX Signal Engineers,Supervisors and Maintainers

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 49 CFR 234.203
All control circuits shall operate on the fail-safe principle.

Place a shunt across the tracks 100ft from the crossing.
If the warning system activates and remains activated, warning drivers,
this is fail-safe.
If the warning system activates then times out deactivating the lights
 and gates, this is an illegal control circuit used by the railroad.
The time out feature is by design telling drivers it is safe to cross
only to be hit by a train.
If the control circuit  fails the shunt test you MUST BY LAW disabled
the warning system and place a "stop and flag order" with your
Dispatcher.
This test is to be performed on all crossings through out the system.
Other CFR's impose large penalties and prison should you not protect
train crews and drivers.

Dave Nelson
03-02-18
Nelson284@juno.com
CSX Engineering Department

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

If your away from home terminal on hourly rate. And there is a wreck and
they canít punch threw it for two days or more. You sit on your ass no
pay till your train is ordered and on the move.  They will not dead
head nobody because you will just sit no pay till needed.

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

Thatís good your taking hourly,when your layed over waiting to come home
,your not working you get no pay till you are physically on the train
then pay starts. Times that over a year. Your giving the company a lot
of your time for no pay.

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

Hey pines, we still don't care about your crossing stories. Tell all
your dumb friends to use their eyes and ears before crossing, and then
they don't have to worry about it anymore. It's common sense. Giant,
unstoppable object that could kill you, might possibly be where these
two steel rails lay on the ground, maybe look before crossing. That's
all. Your crybaby posts aren't going to change their minds on
maintenance and equipment upgrades.

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

T&E
I am well educated on how this these type of negotiations are handled
and will explain the easiest way I can what you are being set up for.
This hourly wage proposal is what they call a bait and switch scandal.
What they have done is started a rumor campaign throwing out numbers
all over the place causing confusion. In the beginning it was an offer
of 38.50 per hour. At one point it was rumored again at the rate of
41.50 per hour then back down to 38.50. Now they have managed to get
the ball rolling at 50.00 per hour.  The highest offer is always the
one that they use to bargain in. They want you to believe they will
actually consider giving you 50.00 per hour. After they have all of you
believing this they will then sit down at the table offering you the
lowest amount (38.50) and ask for numerous cuts in your work rules and
union agreement working rules.  When your union says no they will come
back and tell you that they told the carrier to stuff it and no way
they would even consider it. Then the carrier will come back with the
list of demands cut by about a 3rd and offer the same amount but still
have the most restrictive and most important changes they want. When
the union says stuff it again, they will then up the anti to 41.50. The
unions will play the game and tell them if they want their terms
approved they must pay the 50.00 per hour that they offered. The
company NEVER OFFERED 50.00 an hour. It waa a rumor that was started.
They use this as a brainwashing techigue for negotiations. The carrier
will then cut the list down to 1/4 of what they were demanding still
keeping the list of what they really wanted in the first place and
offer the 41.50.  Your unions will come back and tell you that they got
a great deal. They managed to get the carrier to cut their list of
demands down to 1/4 the size and is offering the better rate of 41.50! 
Every one who is an idiot will fall for this. They will be stupid enough
to think that the unions bargained in their best interest knowing full
and well they just played the game and didn't give a second thought on
what the member really wanted.  
Don't be idiots. Do not allow the unions to fool you and treat you
like morons. Take the raise, but only if you keep your ability to use
seniority on the jobs and there is job separation between yard and
road. Do not allow the unions to blind side you and force you into
being one great big slave pool that ends up leaving you with a quality
of life you can not endure. Never knowing  for the rest of your career
where you will work from day to day. Never knowing if you will ever see
a day that you don't have to work 12 hours. Never knowing if you will
ever see a job that will let you finish your retirement out in a
regular 5 day a week job. Never ever having the choice of being home
every night. Think real hard about what your giving up for hourly rate
no matter how much they finally end up offering you. But rest assured
it WILL NOT BE 50.00!!!!!

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

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2018/03/02/community-grieves-after-amtrak-crash/
...Jane Rogers, who lives in the Waylandís Grant neighborhood about two
miles from the crash site, crosses the intersection to teach a
Jazzercise class at the Crozet Baptist Church. She said that when she
arrived at the crossing the day before the crash, the safety arms were
down, even though there were no trains approaching. She said after
waiting, one car in front of her and two cars behind her turned around.
Then, as she started to turn around, the arms went up. One car then
crossed the tracks, but Rogers said she waited another 30 seconds and
the arms went down again. No trains passed, she said...

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

When Hh took over cp he cut staff so deep that he ended up using
management and scabs in all departments. It was dome and gloom on the
railway. Now that Hh has been gone for a year. They are hiring back
hundreds of people to run the place. Ceo creel still has his management
team to run the trains in case of a strike. So what Iím saying is Foote
is going to take CSX to a bare bones company and then some. And once he
gets the operating ratio and share price where he needs it to be. There
will be a point where they are going to have to recall and hire people
back to keep CSX running. Everyone is going to suffer till they get the
numbers there after. Itís going to get real ugly before it gets better.
If he repeats what they did in Canada

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

UNION MEMBERS


Hourly rate does not have to do away with the distinction between yard
and road. They can cram the hourly rate down our throats but we can
stand and fight to keeping our jobs separated and keeping our
seniority. Maybe we will all be on the same rate but we don't need a
damn super pool and our seniority rights do not have to be abolished.
we all need to fight to keep the job separated and not be forced into
being one big group of used puppies who have no ability to chose what
kind of job or working environment we want to be in. This whole thing
on hourly wage is just a big farce to try and fool people into thinking
they will get rich but in order to do so we have to give up our work
rules and choices to get it. ITS A TRAP!!!!!
DONT FALL FOR IT!!   You want the hourly no one can stop you from
voting yes for it, but don't be a stupid fool and give up the choices
we have on bidding for jobs or retaining the use of our seniority. we
don't need super pools.  They want super pools and one big board to
cut jobs. There will be people on the street if they take our separate
selections of jobs away. God, please don't be stupid and allow them to
make everyone work off of one big board and cover anything and
everything. Demand to keep your working rules in place. This is exactly
what the company wants. No amount of money offered is worth the job you
will be doing if you give up your rights to chose where you want to
work.

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

My best advise if you are eligible to retire, donít wait another minute
get your papers in. I got out best thing I did. I know guys that where
close got fired. Now there pention is tied up and had to go to court to
get there money. And they throw up every road block they can.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2018

In respect to our Canadian Brothers posting they've lived through all
the BS. If CSX or any railroad is for anything it's to their advantage
not yours. The hourly rate would be to their advantage. Foote said he
wants to cut another 2000 jobs this year and another 4000 by 2020.
Hourly wage would definitely make those in transportation an All
Purpose Employee an APE. Seems like it's already happening in some
areas with these Super Pools. CSX couldn't do anything till those
hired out before 1986 retired seeing they were protected under prior
rights agreements. Once they're gone all are covered under
consolidated rights. We heard the rumors decades ago of one freight
pool list one extra board etc... once we were gone. Hourly rate goes
further by doing away with the distinction between road & yard service.
Maybe some will like it. I know one person posted on here that his
seniority finally got him to the point of holding a high paying freight
pool only to have it taken away by these Super Pools.

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

When Hh took over cp  if a job could be cut he would. The managers would
fire you for the smallest thing. They brought managers to come in do
everyoneís work. Even scab labour off the street. If you said anything
to these scabs you where fired. Managers driving yard engines and
switching. Office staff trained to drive trains the list goes on and
on. If they could break a collective agreement rule they would. These
people are not your friends. If they start asking you shit they are
just fishing for information. Make sure you put in a grievance for
everything. Your union will get you paid. Have some faith in your
union. Because it takes time to fight these bastards. Remember they
have not seen anything like this either. People that get fired are
first up for the union to get back everything else is secondary. Hate
to say it but the next couple of years it could get really bad for CSX
employees. These fucks are all about money and greed bottom line. Donít
take short cuts for these pricks. If something goes wrong they will
blame you and fire you.

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

Anybody on here wanting an hourly rate is a company mole, or a person of
very low intelligence. Neither would suprise me.

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

Cp and cn guys please chime in and tell these folks where we are
heading, thanks. It is very relevant.

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

2017 Total fatalities:  888 (Highest number killed in at least 10 years)
Total train miles: 698,798,438 ---AVERAGE 786,035 miles to kill
somebody.

Amtrak 178 killed  225,000 miles to kill somebody
BNSF  125 killed  1,437,878 miles to kill somebody
CSX 112 killed 646,926 miles to kill somebody
Norfolk Southern 84 killed 1,124,468 miles to kill somebody
Union Pacific 155 killed  983,144 miles to kill somebody

https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
2015 Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled 1.13

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

If you think your going to get a penny more going hourly, then you are
nuts. Foote is saving every penny they can and some. So I would lose
that fantasy real fast. You might be able to hold a job once the smoke
clears. But the way this guy is talking to shAreholders and media
expect lean times going forward. Any deficiencies in the system is gone
including people. The next two or three years is going to be a rough
ride. Better dot your I,s and cross your tís!!!

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

Foote said in an interview today,that by 2020 he will have cut another
6200 jobs. Leaving a remainder of 21000 employees at CSX. And today
starts a new chapter for CSX Hh plan will go ahead.

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

Wake up!  

Your not getting 50.00 an hour. NEVER NEVER NEVER. Stop posting this
stupid crappy rumor. Someone is trying to confuse people and keep
people brainwashed into thinking any new work rule offer is worth it.
Quit acting like morons.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

The company is going to try can the senior guys, because they have more
benefits like vacation. They will retain us young guys to take your
place because we donít cost company as much. Your seniority means
nothing to this management team. Sorry old guy!!

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

The hourly rate may get rid of a few but overall will be a huge pay
increase. Will the Canadians please shut your mouth. This is a csx
sucks board. Not a cn or cp sucks board

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

50 per hour is 500 per 10 hour day. Assume 12 hour day is 500 plus 75
hour for 2 hours is 650 for 12 hour day. Don't know what kind of
Chinese math you have but sounds good to me. Seems to me the whiners
are the new guys....sorry bout your luck.

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

I retired six months before Hh left cprail. If your a young person you
would be smart to save your money. And register to get into a trade
school. Trust me you will not like your future at CSX with the changes
that are coming. Your first screw up at CSX trust me they will try hard
to fire you for the smallest things. It will become a very stressful
place to work. Get out while you are young and can still build a life
for yourself. I would not get hooked into a new mortgage car payments,
nothing.

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

https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1GD4IH-OCABS More bad
news

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 March 2018

CSXT Division or Reginal Signal Department
Engineers, Supervisors and Maintainers.

All CSX engineers and supervisors contacted me, informing me that the
control circuits used to activate crossing warning systems were illegal
by Federal law and was getting people killed at crossings.  2. CSX was
using a material purchasing system that was illegal by Federal laws
which depleted your maintenance budgets for Train Control Signals and
highway/rail crossing Signal maintenance.  You demanded I stop the use
of an illegal control circuit for crossing protection and the
overbilling for materials on your maintenance budget.
I researched your complaints and discovered CSX was not only
overbilling your maintenance budgets but also the Federal Goverment.
The failure and illegal use of a crossing control circuit does in fact
fail to operate in certain conditions, endangering, injuring or killing
pedestrians and train crews.

I took actions to prevent these problems but, the ones behind the
illegal activities mentioned and more were the top officials in the
CSXT Signal Department and my immediate supervisors. When my
supervisors found that I was exposing them through CSXT Auditing they
had me escorted the the Headquarters Office front door with orders to
not allow me on company property. This action was taken to prevent
further exposure to top CSXT Officials and to retaliate against me. I
contacted CSX Auditing, Legal Council and Human Rescorces which refused
to reinstate me, stop the illegal use of crossing control circuits,
Federal Fraud, State Fraud and maintenance fraud.

Further investigations I participate in will include your knowing and
willful use of illegal control circuits, state and Federal fraud, not
excluding other misconduct.

This post is simply a foreword explaining future posts in which I will
explain your actions and being silent while people are killed. I will
copy these posts and forward to the Congress, FRA, NTSB, media and
other parties.

Dave Nelson
CSXT Signal Engineering Department
Nelson284@juno.com

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

The plan is more selling of rail lines, more job cuts, drive
efficiency(translates-work the fucking dog shit out of us) Any hourly
rate or any other change implemented now is going to be part of an
extreme cost cutting productivity driving plan to work the dog shit out
of you. You can take that to the bank.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2018

This news article out today, google, "for csx more job and train cuts
post harrison era"

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

Loco engineer that wants to sign for 4 on 3 off. First your math is all
wrong, if you think you will be getting $55.21 or so an hour at 4 on 3
off, $2650 a week, which is $137,805.20 a year, your high, the company
will never pay more to you than it does now. They want to cut cost and
employee compensation is the biggest part of their budget. On the U.P.
it comes out to about 4 BILLION a year. If they cut that by 5%, that's
$200 million saved. And with the advent of PTC and auto throttle on the
horizon, it wont be long before they have a single person up on the
head end, not much more than a safety observer, operator or what ever
they call them, its just a matter of time. And they wont pay them as
much as they are making now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

Hh started hourly rate in Canada, to save money so shareholders can get
more money and get bang for there buck and work the shit out of you.
What it took two men to do will be one guy and they will chase you.
They did it with car department, got rid of a lot of yard Carmen. They
will do the same with other departments. Stand together and stand up to
this nonsense. If you donít you will regret it.

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

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

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

Crews

Don't know where in the hell this figure of 50 bucks an hour came up.
Not one time did that amount every come into discussion. This is just
an attempt to persuade people to go for the hourly rate.  38.50 was the
only dollar amount that was thrown out there. The unions laughed at it
and asked for 50.00. Got news for all of you. IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN! 
Your getting brainwashed on this site by the followers of the dead HH
and Foote. CSX is the lowest paying class 1 railroad in the entire
system of railroads. Always has been and always will be. The reason
they are is because they know they will always find someone to hire for
their low rate. No different than all the employers who hire illegals
and pay cut rate to the Mexican workers they hire by the dozens. THEY
DONT HAVE TO PAY YOU A DIME MORE THAN THEY DO NOW. They could put
everyone of you on the street and replace you at a drop of a hat. Their
filing cabinets are full of applications! CSX T&E employees are now paid
and average of 25.00 hour. With the extra working perks it makes you
about 38.00. That is exactly what their original offer was. Now if they
take some of the perks away which they have every intention of doing
then you will be right back where you where. Road crews count on
overtime and held away at the hotels. Then there are the ridiculously
low meals they pay. Did you know with the new trump law changes that
your meal claims on your taxes will most likely be thrown out the door?
Ask your tax accountant. If the company goes with the super pools and
the relay trains the hotel stays will diminish. If you agree to the
cheap raise they really want to offer and all work rules are removed
you wont be making shit.  I just spent 12 hours being a dog catcher,
yard hostler, local switcher. It was a bitch! Re crewed 3 dead trains,
did the local work for one on the way buy to the terminal, tagged
motors on out bounds, drug bad power to the house and when we had 20
minutes left to work they actually wanted us to get the power off a
road train that rolled in late and try and rush it to the pad. Sorry
Charlie it aint going to happen. NO MORE OUTLAWING ON ANY JOB JUST TO
GET THAT LAST PHOTO FINISH MOVE IN FOR THE BOSS MAN! This is what you
will be looking forward too. They will get every minute out of you and
everyone one of you know it. Combining yard and road together will be
your worst nightmare. This will include covering all the local jobs as
well. Wont you just love coming in on 10 hour trip and then they want
you to go drag in a dead local. How many of you have been sent out to
get an outlawed train just to move it up and sit outside the yard and
outlaw. Sit there for 2 hours waiting for a ride or someone to relieve
you. Yeah you might be on overtime but its just blood money after you
have been on the road all day and you just want to get home. No more
second tickets. No more perks. No more seniority. No more jobs to
select from. No more...no more....no more...   And get that 50.00 hour
out of your heads.  ITS NOT HAPPENING!

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

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

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

Checked out the link LOCO! Sounds good to me. 4 on 3 off schedule. 
That's 48 hours a week,2650 per week, $ 135,200.00 a year at 50 per
hour. Thanks for sharing , now where do I sign....

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

Take a look at this link, before you vote on an hourly rate.
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,4354710
These guys got the short end of the stick, worked all the time, didn't
spend any real time with family/friends, worked 12 hours shifts day in
and day out. If you think you will do better than what the company has
in mind for you, your sadly mistaken. The company is here to make a
profit and put money into its shareholders pockets first and foremost,
all at your expense. VOTE NO!

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

To really yes it is the first time Iíve heard about crossings. Only been
on here a few months. Might be old news to lots. But new to me which I
find interesting. How inept people in power really are.

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

It is loot and pilage, leave and let regular folks pick up the pieces.

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

Cp cn now paying the price for decisions Hh and foot made three years
ago, selling power ,cars laying off people. Hoppers in storage bad
ordered,cn is only shipping 16 percent of grain to ports. Cp not much
better now the goverment is passing a bill to get grain moving on the
railway. That have lost consistent revenue from not maintaining
equipment and laying off to many people. Same thing is going to happen
at CSX. These nuts cuts so deep but shares stay up there. But it will
all come crashing down on them like in Canada. Now cn has to buy new
locomotives to meet demand,and replace all the ones they sold

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

I just read on business site on google, Foote cutting another 2000 jobs
going to get operating ratio at low 60ís. And said for 2018 there will
be less people and more efficiencies. From every one, that just means
he is going to run the shit out of everyone.also revenue is down but
profits are up. Ya get rid of everyone and sell everything he can. Sad
the way future looks for 2018. Less revenue coming in but profits up.
How do you swing that quarter after quarter?

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

Thats true they will try to improve the operating ratio, there is still
alot of fat.

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

Next round of cuts another 2000. He wants to reduce staff by 1/3 like he
did at cn cp with Hh. And see how that works out cut even more if they
go to deep he will just recall some workers. Foote has to get operating
ratio down. To be more successful for share holders.

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

Hourly rate will not cut that many jobs , Fmla

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

Just say no to hourly rape.

Name: CP-er
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Do not take the bait hourly rate will kill jobs and help the company,
they r not going to give you more money out of the kindness of there
heart, stand together. Please call your GC I know it takes time but we
have to make our voice heard, if you do anything at all this yr. In
2018, make that one thing a phone call to your GC, just one and say no
to hourly rate. If everyone made one phone call it adds up, we need to
fight and get involved in our locals, and you can do so by makeing just
one call.

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

Hey pal get on the phone call you LC ask for update on hourly wage. If
this is true or false one phone call should give you an answer.

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

95% of road crossing incidents involving trespassers are caught on dvr
showing the idiots going around the gates trying to beat the train. See
it every day.....give it a break or go find somewhere else to vent
because your bs ain't flying round here.

Name: Company McLovin
E-mail: YourMomsHouse
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://youtu.be/d-diB65scQU

And now...a company sponsored song from our union. Signed by uncle sam!

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

Yes the last post is correct on staff cuts.we lost 1/3 of staff. They
have no choice now they are starting to hire again to keep the place
running. The railways in Canada sold power cut jobs put hoppers in
storage rather then repairing a them. Farmers are screaming at
goverment for the cn cp to start shipping grain. Goverment will
threaten to fine the carriers. But it is just the goverment grand
standing. If they say they fined a carrier. No money changes hands. It
is just to fool everyone. The railways will get more money from
goverment to get things going with grain shipping. Itís a scam. Makes
me sick as tax payslip.

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

DIXIANA RD 
0.005470 634693B CSX SC LEXINGTON CAYCE DIXIANA RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT 10 2 10
YES 2 478
10 mph train speed limit.
2011 Google view 33.9154838,-81.0620867 shows no hand switch and
signals with no no signal indictcations.
CAYCE 
12. RR Milepost 0366.57  (Couple hundred yards from collision sight)
13. Line Segment ---S
http://www.rtprailfan.com/_files/florence%201-1-2005.pdf
page 62.
Dixiana, 366.3, switch to Carolina Eastman Spur
The following power switches are no longer set up to be controlled by
the train dispatcher. In order to enter or exit these sidings, switch
must be put in hand throw position and all movements must be clear of
detector circuit and switch restored to normal position by hand before
putting in ďMotor PositionĒ. Moves to and from these sidings cannot be
made on signal indication. 
page 59
Passenger 65 mph Freight 50 mph

Name: Your huckleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://youtu.be/MluEB_XIrbM

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

The carrier is pushing the hourly rate.  When HH broke negotiations off
the carrier was offering around 40 the union wanted more.  The carrier
is back at the table with it.   Ask some CP men this is exactly how it
went down there.    This is not made up.  This is going on. Carrier is
also trying to change home terminals  Carrier wants to slash manpower.
CP went from 19000 to 11500.  There are huge changes coming by summer.

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

Well Dave and others that have posted about the crossing issues that
information travels fast. And you guys have problably  saved lives with
your information. It educated myself about crossing issue. I did not
think in a million years that the goverment and railroads would hide
this, from the public. I think all the issues collectively will get the
attention it deserves but not by way of a disaster. Maybe there is
someone in goverment will push the issue. We all know the rr are about
greed.

Name: Local 69 member
E-mail: Beatingadeadhorse
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Anybody heard anything about the progress on getting the hourly rate? I
couldn't find anything on here about it..

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: non employee

This is one missing factor God is a part of the shunting problem.
The fail-safe circuits worked, now they detect rain,snow and ice
created by God as a train, causing a shunt on the tracks. The circuit
times out making trains dissapear for drivers 
You say "Contact Congress"
The Republican Congress on Amtrak just crashed into a trash truck. The
FRA and NTSB gave answers to all the wrong questions. The fact is that
an illegal control circuit was being used at the crossing. No
argument.
Did I contact the Congress? Sure did! This was the same scenerio I had
been meeting with them on.  Their suggestion is to sue.

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

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csx-actions-add-shipper-woes/


Must Read!  CSX is holding their customers hostage.

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

Puzzled foamer, 

  Why puzzle over something you are ignorant of. Ill pay you 50 dollars
an hour to jump off a cliff. Sounds like a good deal to me.

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

All as I can say is shame on the fra and the railway. What will it take
to get there attention to fix this crossing problem,a school bus full
of children. God forbid. How would they cover up a disaster like like
that. Letís hope nothing like that ever happens. If it did they should
all go to prison. Maybe try writing Congress????

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: L&N

I have explained how to make a train dissapear with a simple piece of
wire. Now you arrange a meeting with the FRA, railroads,union or
whomever you want and we will have a sit down with them. Go ahead and
try it they will not attend. Their object is not stopping the use of
illegal devices but, how to shut me up.
Hey!! I'll help do the tests being a certified CSX maintainer also. I
can't remember the instructors name, he had his leg shot off in Nam.
John something remember?
If your life is being put in danger, screw the company rules!
Hope this helps. LOL

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: non employee
Sorry I didn't answer your question.

"Tell the FRA, railroads and government about circuits endangering
train crews and people."

Do you want e-mails pasted on this site of politicians, government
agents, media and railroads contacted over the years?
This can be done I'm just waiting on CSX to see if this is what needs
to be done in order to rectify their wrongs.

Re: Other Bob
Tone it down please! Be tactful and don't attack others.

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

The posting from hogger saying tm wonít be around long. Well there is
much truth to that. At cp Hh got rid of the good tmís and replaced them
with young guys that could say yes sir. They all had there hair inplace
with tubes of hair gel. And a nice shirt and tie. Looked really
professional. But very light on job knowledge,lasted a short time, and
replaced with the same. Got to the point where they where not in the
job long enough to remember there name. After about a dozen of the
These moves they where replac d with newer hires that had trouble with
the English language. What a nightmare that was,it was so crazy that at
one point they brought back some that was  fired just to try and train
some of these new guys. They all got frustrated and quit.  It is still
going on to day. The last bunch pushed there authority to far and got
fired. This all started with Hh fear and intimidation program. Has back
fired ever since.

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

Name: L&N dispr

...In no way do they have access to the bungalows which would allow
them to disable a crossing system...

Hey dip wad foamer L&N dispr ---Old Joes' bird dog dragging a chain
can disable a signal system--a piece of 4 foot 9 inch bird wire can
disable a signal system---a piece of pipe flipped up across the tracks
can disable a signal system---hum from electrical wires can disable a
signal system---water in a junk splice can disable a signal system. Why
---because it's not shielded which a 12 year old moron with a learning
problem would know.

Why do you care about the pay system anyhow? ___It's not retroactive
to foamer wannabes' is it?

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

I hope the FRA reads these posts. They have the means to make changes
for safeties sake. But just sit on there hands and ignore everything.
Get there pay check and put in time till they get there  nice goverment
pention. I hope when they go to bed at night that they think about the
lives lost women children men with families. I hope there ghosts haunt
them every time they hear of a crossing accident. That they did nothing
to hold people accountable for defective crossings. Shame on you people.

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

Yes very interesting, Iím shock d that the goverment just ignores this
issue. They talk the talk but donít walk the walk. Just a bunch of over
payed buracrats. People pay taxes expecting to have some protection from
a powerful goverment agency. I always said the big corporation own a the
goverment in the end. They are in bed together,but have no problem
blaming  an employee for accidents that they know will eventually
happen. 2018 the system is still as corrupted as it was fifty years
ago. Progress!!!!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: Non employee
Good questions, I will try to answer.

"This is a good story and the public should know by contacting the
media. "
Sorry this hasn't worked. Local media is too small and get their
information from the A/P who are told what to say.
This information was provided to The NY Times who made the
whistleblower dissapear in his 18th article.

"If someone is hit or killed this is criminal negligence and someone
needs to go to prison CEO."
I agree but are you going to send CSX CEO "Foote" to prison? Only the
little guys. Are you really willing to hurt the national transportation
system to save a few lives?

"Send this information to law offices..."
Sorry! Lawyers are used by railroads to:
1. Keep the client quite and the story will not remain public.
2. A small attorney files suit knowing the railroad will make an out of
court settlement with little effort on the attorneys behalf. Of course
the railroads require a confidential agreement to be signed never to
speak of the accident again.
3. Those employees who do take a stand are fired and their lives
destroyed leaving them with no option but to fight the railroad alone

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

If there ever was a good story for the media this is the one. People use
these crossings 24/7 the public should be made aware at once. The person
that knows what the mechanical defects of these crossings are should
contact media. ASAP. Please

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

This crossing defect is something goverment and railways are aware of.
But do nothing to fix. If people are killed or injured it is criminal
negligence,and some needs too go to prison. The ceo to start with.

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

Please send this information to law offices about crossing defects. If
the railway and goverment turn a blind eye to this crossing issue they
both should pay. And the public should be educated as not to fall into
a trap. The railways motto safety first.  Nonsense

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

L&N

The MOW shunting tracks to do work is as common as MOW not providing
flagmen or not having a signalman on site. The accident I was referring
to was in Florida a MOW left the jumper on and killed a mom and two
kids. A few years back.

"No law suits filed" of course not, that's why we do the shunting
test.
"No tickets filed" of course not, police have no jurisdiction or
knowledge of the circuits.

"In no way does MOW have access to bungalow" the key to a bungalow is
an American Lock H10KA. To have this key one must be Federally
registered. I handled these keys, since then I have found these and
switch keys in garage sales.

You are right! The only way to defeat this circuit is to have access to
a bungalow and defeat the circuit. 
Then do the test and witness the circuit making a train dissapear with
a simple jumper.
This ruling is for a D/C circuit. We replaced this circuit endangering
the train crews.

"If some one is doing this they need to be reported" I have held
meetings with the USDOT and 9 top FRA officials explaining all this. So
why isn't it made known? National ecconomics! You know the rules. What
do trains do when a circuit fails? Stop and flag. 
How does this impact our national transportation?

"I am more than willing to discuss how safe our Signal system is and
to save train crew lives" the simple way is to do the test making a
train dissapear. Most are clueless as to what I'm talking about. Just
ask questions and I will help. The union members are more worried about
money than saving lives. This would be natural if they are convinced CSX
has their best interest at heart rather than breaking Federal
Regulations and endangering train crews and public.

"Unless you are s skilled signalman you don't know how to "rig" the
system" it has nothing to do with skill only a simple jumper. Example:
a child places a jumper on a crossing aproach to watch the gates come
down and lights flash. The jumper is left, the gates go up and the
train crew is later killed when a gas trucker is not warned of a train
that has been made to dissapear because of a kid and a piece of wire.

You don't want to participate in this conversation without proof? You
can understand or do the test if you want to save lives.

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

Train rider/cond. 

Being the decent person I am I'm not going to use the words for you
that I'm thinking because frankly your not worth it. Your a foamer as
well as a liar. If you do work for the railroad which I highly doubt
them you apparently have been nothing but a professional train rider.
You haven't worked the long 12 hour locals or industrial belt jobs.
You havent stood outside for 12 hours freezing your ass off or been
drenched to the bone flat switching and spotting industries. You
probably used those pansy brake sticks instead of climbing cars and
tying brakes. Never walked for 12 hours solid on rock bed ballast. You
got alot of nerve calling yourself a railroader and you sure the hell
wouldn't be worth an hourly rate of 10.00 let alone 48.  But no doubt
you'll vote for their offer because you've found a way to get out of
the real work. Probably play the boards, Mark off fmla or make moves to
catch all the hot shot trains where you sit on your ass. I would love to
have you riding a shove on my train.

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

Railroading is the easiest way I know of to make 70+ a year, you don't
have to be a genius to do it and it's not physically demanding at all.
I've been in the military, worked factory jobs, poured concrete and
worked at the railroad, by far railroading has been the best paying and
easiest thing I have ever done. Some people have an ego thing going on
that makes them want people to think they are special. If it makes you
feel good about yourself thinking that it takes a special person to be
a railroader then go ahead, but look around at some of your co-workers
and ask yourself how hard could it be? I work with morons everyday and
if these characters can do it who can't? The railroad basically needs
a breathing warm body to show up and that's about it. 
When people say the crews are responsible for millions in freight and
equipment that's right but who cares? An engineer is basically an
equipment operator.

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

Cn cp canít ship grains to market they have over 1500 hopper cars in
storage. When Hh was ceo he laid off carman and put hoppers in storage
to prop. Up his operating ratio. Since 2013. They have not been able to
get these products to market. They had a short term boost on the lower
operating ratio numbers. But the rr has lost millions in revenue from
shipping grain to ports. Not to smart. Before Hh and creel took over
the railways bragged how important it was to be on target get product
to ports and how much money they made. Back in the 1980 all these
hoppers where bought threw the heritage fund. Five billion dollars.
Then the government sold these cars to cn and cp for pennies on the
dollar. Now they are looking for repair money or money for new cars
from the tax payer. And they the rr let the farmers do the screaming at
the goverment to give rr new cars or money for repairs. So if the rr get
ten grand a car to rebuild it. They spend two thousand pocket the rest.
Just an example. If goverment dug deep enough on these scams it would
really shock the public. The machines for track rehab was paid for by
the goverment. They shut the branch lines down. Now they have these
free goverment paid for machines to fix there own tracks.  And farmers
have to truck grain long distanc s to the eleivators. Blaming labour
for disruptions is just a smoke screen by the rr to fool the public.
Short term gains for rr stock. The rest of the country suffers for it.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re:L&N
Thanks for the replies it should help at least some to become aware of
the dangers. I will try to post in small responses to explain. 
First: the integrity of Signal circuits.
These circuits are designed to work every time or stay activated to
stop should one fail.
I'm not going to go through a list of my qualifications you must use
common sense to decide whether I'm legit or not.
The example I gave of shunting an aproach track with a wire is against
rules and regulations. If you do this test you will see the train
dissapears. This test is to be done physically proving the newer
control circuits being used do not work. I think you know that. 
Now that many have probably tried the test I will tell you this!
Shunting the aproach circuit with a wire is NOT the only way the track
is shunted making a train dissapear. Rain, snow, ice, salt, ballast
conditions do the same thing to shunt the track. Google the "UTA Fed
Ex" accident and you will see this happen. The maintainer disconnected
the Island Circuit shunted by ice and snow not a wire. What he probably
didn't know was the aproach circuit was also shunted by ice and snow
OR the gates would have dropped long before. Right??
Who was blaimed? The maintainer! Who was fired? The maintainer! Who was
at fault? The UTA and FRA.
What happens when the public finds out the gates and lights don't
always work?
Packing a gun on railroad property is against the rules but was to
protect yourself. Shunting an aproach circuit is also against the
rules, but protect yourselves and do the test.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

These clowns talk about how easy railroading is and much money we make,
how good we have it. They don't have a clue how stressful it can be,
not only all the rules and regulations, but mainly the fact of having
to watch your back at all times, with suck-ass managers trying to shiv
you everyday. The only industry I know of where you need to carry
run-off insurance.

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

Fifty an hour is nothing, an engineer is responsible for locomotive
worth two million a unit. If an engineer skids wheels it cost big bucks
to fix. These new units are complex machines now. A conductor might have
to walk a mile back on his train if it goes into emergency. Your
responsible for a multimillion dollar train. To get it from point a to
point b. People on the outside looking in have really no idea how
complex rr really is. A railroader is responsible for so much, it can
be a stressful job. On top of that everyone wants to fire you under
this new management team.

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

I made thirtyfive an hour after thirty five years. Journey welding
papers etc. Plus everything we have to know about mechanical skill s
rules. And the danger involved. A welder on the street would be close
to a hundred an hour. Rr get good brake with us. Not many people could
be outside in forty below weather for eight hours working on steel. The
rr is a very dangerous place to work. If you let your guard down your
mamed or dead. Try walking in a rail yard at night and cars are being
kicked everywhere.

Name: NOSLAVE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Puzzled Foamer


IDIOT you are. I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR 50 BUCKS AN HOUR.  Sell your
momma, bend over and take it like a good little boy, give up your
dignity...... That would make you no better than a whore!
I made 90,000 last year working for csx and we aren't making 38 an
hour! My family has no problem living on that. We aren't fighting to
be like the Joneses and we aren't  morons and try to live above our
means. You obviously aren't making shit so you just admitted you would
whore yourself out for 50 bucks an hour. Very sad little man you are!

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

If Foote follows Hh plan for next three years hang on boys. Talk to guys
at cn cp.

Name: Puzzled foamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

I'm just an outsider but you guys sure aren't as smart as I thought.
Pretty stupid actually. Your giving so much credit for your union
brothers that fought so hard for what you have when in fact it seems
that they sold a bunch of your brothers out for you to have what you
got....and do you know most people who make 50 an hour go to college 8
to 10 years for that kind of money. Definitely some morons on the
railroad. I'd do anything to make that.

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

L&N. 

Who tell hell cares. And what the hell does a gun have to do with
shunting signals.  I think you just what to keep engaging this clown.
We all know it's illegal. He's just chimming in on here with this
shit because he cant be part of the topic that we are all engaged in.
THE DAMB HOURLY RATE SCAM AND THE RAPING OF OUR AGREEMENT. DESTROYING
OUR WORK RULE PROTECTION. THE UNION'S STEALING US BLIND. PLEASE JUST
GIVE IT A REST. In fact I would be curious to hear how our dispatchers
are getting treated now down in Jacksonville and if their union isn't
doing shit for them either. Everyone one else has been screwed over.
Just how bad does this shit go!!!!!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Dave, just another food for thought.. It is illegal to have a weapon on
company property.  I carried one for years when I worked in a tower. 
So, if I ever got caught is because I shot someone that was putting my
life in jeopardy.  So, either my ass is fired  but my way i am still
alive.  Also, Dave familiar yourself with the CSX operating rules as
well as 704 and 707 rules as far as involving and compromising the
signal system.. Hope this helps you out...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2010

Dave, I have searched and searched and found no evidence to what you
have claimed about a MOW crew being at fault for a death at a
crossing.
There are no lawsuits filed and no tickets for CSX about that. You
have
been misinformed about some things... As slack action has stated MOW
cannot shunt a rail without proper authorization. In no way do they
have access to the bungalows which would allow them to disable a
crossing system. If someone is doing this than they need to be
reported. It sounds like alot of what you are stating is hear-say and
not the most up to date facts. I am more than willing to discuss how
safe our signal system is and how I care about every employees life
out
here. However I cannot be part of a conversation that holds no water.
Unless you are a very skilled signalman you will not know how to
"rig" a system. This is a guarantee I promise you....

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Dave, it is an FRA VIOLATION to put down a SHUNT in front of a train...
I don't know how else to explain this to you.  ANYTIME THE SIGNAL
SYSTEM IS COMPROMISED A DISPATCHER MUST BE NOTIFIED... nobody, I mean
nobody CAN PUT A SHUNT DOWN IN FRONT OF A TRAIN...Dave please familiar
yourself with GCOR and NORAC rules..You can talk all the scenarios you
want, that does not make them okay to do.  I don't know why you would
tell a crew to violate the rules... 

From a signal mtr : from July 2010

FYI for all the train crews......... 


It is illegal for anyone to interupt the signal system of CSX this
goes
for trainmasters or even the CEO.... If you ever suspect the track was
shunted in front of your train by a csx employee you should contact
DC... I promise you in NO WAY will a signal employee ever drop a
signal
in front of you or a signal manager do that... You need to call your
FRA
if this happens because it is illegal and unsafe.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Trolls or no trolls all posts have some truths in them.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Re: L&N disp

Yep! I know the rules on placing a shunt.
I think rules were being discussed here
Let's say a conductor gets his leg cut off. The company phone doesn't
work. You can't call on your cell phone because of company rule you
tell them?
If you are afraid to place a shunt, then listen to what I have to say.
1  You pull your train on a crossing aproach at say 1/4 mile and the
gates drop.
2. When you stop the gates go up telling drivers it is safe to cross.
3. The drivers depend on the gates working 100 per of the time by law.
They stop looking for a train.
4. With the train stopped at 1/4 mile you lay a shunt 100ft from the
crossing.
5. The gates will drop thinking the shunt is a train 100ft from the
crossing and drop the gates again.
6. After a few seconds with the shunt still connected the system will
assume the shunt is a train STOPPED on the aproach and lift the gates.
7. Again you will see drivers cross because the gates tell them no
train is coming.
8. Leave the shunt connected and you start your train towards the
crossing.
9. The gates don't drop telling a tanker loaded with gas it is safe to
cross.
10. The gates don't come down until the train crosses the shunt at
100ft. The shunt made the real train invisible by timing out.@
11. Under real life conditions the tanker explodes and we have toasted
Engineer and Conductor.
Look! I'm a railroader and know too well the stupidity of many drivers
but train crew lives are in danger as well. So L&N hopefully this will
help you. If you think I'm wrong please post me back.

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

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this
hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL
FOR
IT!!!!  THE TROLLS ARE EZ TO SPOT!  Always negative towards the union
because they are DESPERATE to make this pass!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Sounds like the company is playing hard ball with fmla terminations.
They are trying to send a message. I hope the legitimate fmla people
get there job back with pay. Because if company wins everyone will be
scared to go off on it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Where and when did this hourly wage rate start. Has anyone seen anything
in writing or just another rr rumour?

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

How about some real information on the hourly rate.   And some real
information on abolishing the away from home terminal.   And when are
the 2nd group  wrongfully terminated going to sue the hell out of the
carrier and their managers.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

https://youtu.be/S8kPqAV_74M

Train crew working under hourly rate, (they have the ball gags) the
other characters are the company and union.

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

Those ass clowns have never came to a hall meeting where I'm from.

They're company officials different monogram.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I am not trying to fight it, I fully accept it. Although I personally
dont agree with it. I am simply saying this is our reality, nothing is
going to get better, there is no great fight going on between capital
and labor. Things have deteriorated for us, and will most likely
continue on that trajectory. The hourly rate will have harsh
consequenses I believe on our lives and our families lives but you will
have alittle more money to pay a higher rate on alimony and child
support. The hourly rate is fools gold.

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

Until you guys figure this all out. Try not to let it consume your
thinking while you are at work. I know how stressful it is I had Hh as
ceo for 4 years. It was a nightmare. Go home to your families each day
with ten toes and fingers. Try and shake off the stress,it is hard on
your health. Good luck.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Stick it all the way in? This is a gang bang rape scene..lol To late to
be gentle! And our union is sitting back on a couch eating popcorn
watching it all happen, smiling while they say, ouch, well they can do
that now, ohhhh yeah, ass to mouth is company policy...but hey,they are
fighting hard for us....nice work if you can get it..dont believe this
crap about a good cop and a bad cop...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Just wondering Iíve seen guys scream bloody murder. But when the
national reps. Come to hall meetings for q@a on an issue. The big
mouths sit at the back of the room and donít say shit, other guys take
the mike and tell the rep how great he is. How come no one tells these
reps to there face. That they are not satisfied with there work.  It is
sickening , lunchroom and keyboard warriors!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

The man with the gold makes the rules. The unions job is to not let the
man with the gold stick it all the way in.

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

Yours Truly


Exactly, there is no one fighting for us.   The unions are a sham.  
Those guys are company officials with a different monogram.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Whatever crazy ass draconian policy the company comes up with the union
says, well thats company policy, they can do that now... that means the
company can do whatever they want, the union serves no purpose other
than scheduling vacations and kangaroo courts...Remember, Hitler never
broke a law, same principle at work here on a different scale obviosly.
So at the end of the day just gratefully accept whatever is given to you
because this is our situation. Just dont be so stupid to think somebody
is fighting for you, maybe at one point in history, just not today.
Democrats for workin man, Clinton signed nafta, wake up..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Democracy,if the people that represent you, that you donít like vote
them out next election. And step up and run for the position and Change
everything you feel is not right. If you want change change it.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Thats right you shouldnt be mad or a "hot head" just drink up the
union koolaide, be calm and keep taking your fuckings, pretty much what
you get out of this union, whos side are they on? Can you guys see what
a joke this is..?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Years ago I was on the election committee. At cp we had a locked ballot
box,and a members list. When someone came in to vote we stroked his
name and gave him a ballot. We cross checked amount of people that
voted to number of ballots everything was recorded. And always more
than one person counting ballots. You could request a recount , or have
third party audit  the ballots list. I donít buy everyone voted no but
it passed as a yes vote. Just a bunch of hot heads blowing steam. Go to
the union meeting get all the information before you. Make shit up.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Ferris, you see it, as many of us do...wake up to reality folks, I dont
blame the company, the shareholders would like us to work for free to
create more "value"...blame the shitbird union, that pretends to be
"fighting" for you and things just get worse and worse and worse..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

My fellow oppressed brothers in bondage. If you think I am trying to
sway you to the hourly rate, you are mistaken. You just think your life
sucks now...you aint seen nothing yet, it will be open season on your
ass.

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

If hourly wage comes up for a vote it will PASS.     I've voted NO for
every contract  and everyone else claims they done the same but to our
surprise they all overwhelmingly pass.  Then The GCs are praising them
selves on their hard work and steadfast determination for a victory for
operating crafts.  Same bullshit different day.   What the company wants
the company gets.

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

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL FOR
IT!!!!

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

Yours Truly: YOU ARE A TROLL, and you stand out!  We as the union
already turned this crap down a year ago up north!  WE KNOW WHAT YOU
ARE DOING!

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

It sucks that this is the current path this new regime is taking us, it
is a trail of tears. The union is not going to do anything stop it.
Looking at it any other way is futile/delusional. "A man should look
for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

There is a benefit of treating people with respect. The days before Hh
style of management, where days I enjoyed my job. Before Hh when people
where laid off you accepted it. Because the slow economy confirmed the
slowdown. All my career I could measure the economy by the flow of
traffic on the mainline. And you had to really screw up to get fired or
pulled out of service. But when things picked up,and the railway got new
contracts. The employees would gladly come back to work from a layoff to
help the cause. And wave the 90 day registered letter for recall. So it
was a win for the company and a win for the employees. Today I think
that would never happen, because the company does not respect the
employees any more. It does not matter how fancy head office is etc,
without a trained labour force nothing moves that well and you loose
your customers and high end managers will never figure this out.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

The very definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over
again expecting different results. I dont foresee anything changing for
the better. This job simply pays what the market will bear. Anybody who
has worked in the industry knows the downsides to railroad work/life
and its unbalance. Dont look for it to get any better, its not going
to. Its only going to get tougher because of the cost cutting measures.

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Littlejohn
Just another little loud mouth who talks big behind the keyboard.
Everyone knows  in this business if they want to get you they will. You
cant hide. Talk big and sit on your butt and take it like you always do.
You probably haven't even been to a union meeting. You will do nothing
like the rest. You will cry and whine and post all day. Your union will
do what it wants. Foote will do what he wants. You will accept it or end
up getting fired anyway. All of you that voted no on your last agreement
had it crammed down your throat anyway. It really sucks to hear the
truth. There isn't a damn one of you out there that they couldn't get
something on every week. If they want to reduce the work force they
will. You've been crying about man power shortage all winter and your
still crying. Face it. Your unions aren't listening to you and neither
is Foote.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Foote is going to drop all the same bombs he dropped on cn and cp. just
repeat everything he did in Canada he is going to do at CSX. Then get a
nice severance package and move on to the next stage of his life. I
would not vote or accept what ever CSX puts on the table. The older
guys know the games the company plays. Young people you learn more by
listening than talking. Thatís why you have two ears and one mouth. It
is sometimes better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you
are a fool, than open your mouth and confirm your an idiot. Listen to
your mentors,my experience with know it alls with no seniority. Is they
get. Mamed or killed. Stop look listen. I have always learned more by
listening than talking!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

How many have read the previous agreements when hourly wage was ratified
elsewhere? What work rules are you all holding on to that make you feel
so protected? From what I understand this agreement looks a lot like
the SSA with higher pay. Don't take the word of other railroaders that
are always afraid of change, do your own homework.
http://doczz.net/doc/1918999/cn-blet-hourly-wage-agreement

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

RRJim

Don't listen to TM.  He's acting like he might be one of the
supervisors getting his ass sued.  For his part in the wrongful
termination.  Even if he's not like all low level nothing mangers
he's on borrowed time.   It's not if but when he will be gone.

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

Jackasses

Go ahead and make your stupid jokes. Most of you doing this are
probably just wet behind the ear self entitled mommas boys who don't
know a damn thing about hard work and the years and years the old heads
put in trying to get a better place to work with more benefits and
protection for our jobs.  You care about nothing but yourselves and are
too lazy and stupid to do your home work and see the big picture. You
will just quit and go find something else. You have not intentions of
working 12 hours a day 6 days a week with one day off if you get that.
You'll keep paying those higher medical premiums as they stick them up
your asses and violate the hell out of any union agreement you have left
which wont be much. God help all of you. The old heads are lucky.
getting out of this mess!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

With $49 an hour I could make one round trip a week and mark off fmla
the other days.  I'd be so well rested, I'd be doing CSX a favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

16.75 per hour is the new pay rate.  Have a nice day.

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

We even here on the U.P. felt the presence of Hunter Harrison. Since he
was there on the CSX the UP has consolidated at the upper management
level some of our service units, sometimes three into one. They canned
500 mid management jobs, they asked for volunteers, and you know how
many did volunteer, OVER 1900 applicants! Then they brought in some
outside management team and reassigned most positions with their new
title and in some cases less pay. Talk about some pissed off people.
The CEO said people are going to have work more,  or for less! This
I'm sure will be felt by crafts in the agreement areas of the industry
in the future. If you work less than 12 hours on duty, consider yourself
lucky, or if you are on one of our "Z" trains (hot intermodal) you
will probably be traded out to a train that has work to do at the far
terminal. The next contract I feel will be very unfavorable to
agreement personnel, probably the worst ever. I just find it amazing
that one guy comes in and destroys all you guys and gals have over
there, I feel your pain and anguish and consider myself lucky at least
for the present. Oh by the way our new vice president is your Cindy
Sanborn. Good luck.

Name: Bone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I'd crawl across broken glass covered in giraffe diarrhea for a
thousand miles in the sahara dessert with my only source of hydration
being warm hooker urine for $48.50 an hour.

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

L&N. 

Pines post is from a poser.  He is not the real pines. Last few post
from corporate and Dave Nelson are one in the same. Posting from an
iphone.
Don't waste your energy with either one.  MOmoney makes about as much
sense as tits on a boar does. Will sell his mother for a dime more. As
for dispatchers wanting to help....if the Corporate morons would change
the electronic device rule to allow engineers to use their cell phones
to contact departments they need help with it might help reduce some of
the wait times and disabeling of a serious safety device called PTC! Be
glad you got out of this mess when you did. I pity the fools who plan
on staying in the business for a career. CSX is headed for a very dark
path.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

This job is looking more and more like a rat ship!

Name: Brooks hatlen
E-mail: Shawshank
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I'll crawl through a pipe full of shit 5 football fields long for
48.50$

Sincerely ,Andy dufresne

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

RE: no money...

Hey how would you like numerous crews screw you eyeballs day in and day
out...every single day.  Also , these jackoff disprs you talk about,
were saying the same thing 2 years ago when they were T&E...karma is a
bitch.. Just think, you can put in for dispr and 2 years from is they
will be calling YOU a jackoff dispr.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

RE Dave:

Under no circumstance should a T&E put down a shunt down in front of
their train. First and foremost, they are not qualified to do This . 
This is a RULE violation. You said this is done all the time.  Dave, I
hate to tell this but it is ABSOLUTELY not done all the time.. A shunt
is only allowed under a 707 or 704 authority and cannot be done WITHOUT
a dispr authoity. 

Dave, do you know what the protocol is for putting down a shunt? Dave,
please look in the rule book that instructs signal maintainers as far
as putting down a shunt.  Anything that compromises the signal system,
a DISPATCHER MUST be notified... Hope this helps you out..

RE ?

No A dispatcher does not mind you calling him to get hold of
mechanical/ communications etc.....Also, you want to know what takes a
dispr so long to answer.. First off, a dispr might have 5 subdivn they
are controlling... If 8 calls come in at the same time and you are
number 8 and each call takes a minute and a half to handle, well easy
to do the math...that is 12 minutes before they get to you...a dispr
has a chief calling him, customer svc, dto's, yardmasters,
trainmasters, roadmasters, signal maintainers, other dispatchers, and
numerous other rr personal... This is not even including the outgoing
calls that a dispr has to make On a daily basis...Also, they do have to
take a piss from now and then...

Hope this helps you out...

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

Ok CSX employees the last post says it all. There is you motive for CSX
wanting hourly wage. They save a fortune and if they can also take
rules off the table. It is a win win for share holders and management
will eat your lunch $$$$$&&

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

Here on the UP we have a 313 mile trip rate of $653.63 per trip and a
348 mile pool that pays about $762.89, we work 6 trips or 3 round trips
in a half. I myself do not want a hourly rate. It would have to be
$65.00 an hour or more for 10 hours to make what I make now. With the
upcoming 2 raises, it will be about $700.00 or more one way.

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

Myself I would not vote for a wage like that. Unless they also topped it
off with medical fees and all the other benefits they want you to pay.
You take 48 bucks and deduct all the benefit fees. That would be your
hourly wage. They have to break down the numbers so an employee knows
exactly what he is walking away with in there pocket.

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

Ok I understand what you are saying now. Like I said the number of the
hourly wage looks attractive, but then there are all the catches that
the members have to read all the fine print. And educate each other
before you vote on it. This is for the companies benefit not employees.
That is why they are doing it, a person has to look at the big long term
picture. Not just a dollar amount that CSX wants you to think your
getting a great deal. ďThe word of the day is DECEPTION ď.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Yep, but my point was that on top of their hourly rate they also don't
have premiums and out of pocket expenses.

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

Canada has legal assisted suicide now.

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

And in the USA you can sue for malpractice, in Canada if you try sueing 
the doctors they tie you up in court and no one can afford legal fees.
And by the time if you did get a settlement, your grand kids would of
had kids by then. The doctors here bury there mistakes most of the
time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Might as well throw out zero healthcare cost to the the employees while
they are talking about the hourly rate.  Canadians railworkers don't
pay crap.

Name: Mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dum Dums,

The tax rate is no different as to whether or not overtime is involved.
It's simply tax brackets. The assumption on tax brackets is that if
your normal check is say 1000 a week then you make 52000 a year. If you
get one check with a lot of overtime and make 2000 for the week it is
assumed that you make 104000 a year even though it's a one time event.
It isn't broken down and reported that there were overtime hours
involved. Not sure why or how you guys think all these jobs will be cut
in the yard. If any one works the road then your smart enough to know
there is very rarely any time to get your own train yarded much less do
anything else. Doesn't matter whether your on short pool or long pool
these jackass dispatchers run the railroad based on how long a crew has
to work to get you from A to B so they will be your best friend when
this happens. So all that being said....SHO ME THE MONEY!

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

I do a lot of fishing,the better the bait I use the fish always take it.
And I have nice meal,$48.50 might look really good to a lot of
employees. But if they are going to remove rules that benefit
employees. It could end up being a more miserable place to work with a
lot less job security. Bait is bait comes in many forms.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2018

...Why are railways pushing hourly wage where is benefit to company?...

Do the math
2 employees at 60 hours the 1/2 time overtime pays the third employees
sitting at home with -0- wages salary. The government probably makes a
bundle off the overtime taxes.

Railroad makes/saves 50% on labor not done by 3rd person. Railroad
saves 100% on holidays--sick
days--insurance--dental---retirement--etc...on the unemployed person.
Plus the two working are too tired to bitch because they are bitches.

The trick is to take a day off one week and work a extra day the second
week. Same hours but the pay with overtime is more.

Then know what your company makes off what you do. As soon as you earn
them twice your daily salary to cover their overhead and make them a
couple of bucks ---Whoops, something breaks down.

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

It's going to be voted on next month.  48.50 an hour is what I'm told.
 I'll take it with a smile.   New Hires better get that resume out.

Name: oldschoolunion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dues Payers

Its time to wake up and see what has happened to your unions. I loved
unions. I grew up in a union family. I knew what they stood for. Those
days are over. Ask any old union member from the 60's and 70's what a
union represented.  It wasn't just about fair wages. It wasn't about
just making sure US employers didn't bring in the illegals and pay
them 5 bucks an hour and put American citizens on the street. It was
also about protecting workers in the work place. Harsh and unfair
working conditions. No lunch breaks. Unsafe working conditions. Abuse
and harassment from the hard ass boss. The illegal firing because of
age, race, sex, color and religion. 
Look at what you have now. Look at what you are forced to pay for. Can
you not see the agenda of your employer and the Unions that represent
you? Are you that blind and stupid or are you just spineless and so
scared of becoming a target that you wont stand up and say or do a damn
thing?
Every time you get a raise the Unions get a raise as well. You pay a
set percentage of your wages in dues. Getting any kind of raise
benefits the Unions. Look at your claims that aren't getting paid.
Look at your working rules and your basically half of your agreements
that are violated every day and you haven't had single solution handed
to you in years. How many of you are still waiting for your claims to be
heard. 3-4-5 years???  Ask yourself how does it hurt the unions if you
get crapped on. How does it hurt them if they ignore your claims and
put them on the so called TO GET TO LIST! How many times have you heard
them say its the carriers fault.  We are backlogged and they wont sit
down with us.  Its not hurting them at all. They sit behind a mound of
paperwork and cash their checks every month.  You just keep paying
them.
If you people agree to his hourly wage and UNION RAISE and give up
anything in your agreement that you have fought so many years for
especially seniority then there is no hope for you or any other union
in this country. You own your union. They are supposed to work for you
and your best interest. You can sue them. You can take them to court.
You can picket them. Why would you want to give them another raise and
give away any rights you have to protect your working environment.  God
help us all if you people do this. Kiss your money goodbye. In fact why
don't you just send a 10 million dollar check from all of you because
that's what they are going to get from you after you give them your
raise!

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

Why are railways pushing hourly wage where is benefit to company?

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

Ape < than a year

Under the IC/CN hourly rate agreement the basic day is 10 hours. So, if
you perform service for one hour it's a 10 hour basic day. They'll
find something for a crew to do. Go switch cars, pull a track make
doubles, dump some ballast, work an industry etc.... the hourly rate
can do away with the road & yard service by combining it. Which is what
happened on the IC/CN. Will it cut jobs? Most definitely. Don't see a
way around it. You'll have some making a lot of money others not.
Greed seems to always wins out. It happened in 1986 & 1994 with the UTU
doing way with brakeman & locomotive fireman.

Name: FRA Dave 2.0
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Expect the hump at Radnor Yard to be opened back up in the next couple
months.

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

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/24/rightwing-billionaires-union-rights

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

Johnny boy

Your a frickin moron.  27 moves on a road train? Are you that retarded.
Go back and play with your toy train. And if you cant live on 415.00 a
day then you are one piss poor loser who doesn't know how to save his
money. Quit spending it on toy train sets. In fact go ahead and pack
your bags for that 3 year move to that imaginary adjacent district.

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

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Former-CSX-employees-file-wrongful-termination-lawsuit-474431183.html


https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/



https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/19/dozens-of-former-csx-employees-take-the-railroad.html

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

Latest Facebook Rumor:

Ferromex to buy CSX!

Freakin Awesome! if it were true!

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Imdeadfuckingyouguysstill
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Guys we lost 9 percent of carloads compared to last year..don't worry
there was no money to be had with that buisness..keep up the good work
looking to lose another ten percent next year..by the way.. I'm still
long dicking you fools from the grave ... sincerely Eugene Harrison

Name: Johnny money manziel
E-mail: Hourlyrateisastonecoldlock
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cp hourly agreement 42.50 hr
Holiday rate 1.2x42.50
Non service rate 31.90
Guarantee Xboard 1600 a week
4 hour calling windows
All employees protected for length of contract but can be forced to
adjacent district for 3 years then return..CSX 12 hr day is 415$ cp 12
hour day is 550$..any given day you take on many roles at CSX..airman
trackman ymaster car inspecter etc..then make 27 moves with a road
train for a basic day etc..show me the money hoes.ive talked to some CN
employee s also .they avg guy makes 110-120k and uses Fridays my life
act FMLA at their leisure..I'm talking money hoe..ya this is kush..the
claims at CSX are pretty much garbage anyway but yes some employees will
be affected.. nobody called me in 1985 and got my opinion on what they
should..older employees raw dog the younger employees it's the
railroad way

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cond

The taking over railroads and government paying for everything has been
going on for at least 10 years. Florida seems to be leading the way
right under our nose. Railroads own very little property for trains.
They own right of way only.  Start with Warren Buffet and Florida using
imminent domaine taking people's property. Why?  The answer would shock
you and is known to only a few.  Why would Warren Buffet spend a fortune
for the BNSF Railroad? Surely Warren wouldn't have insider information.
Naaaaw!

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

Thank you APE, I couldnít have said it better!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Here is what I see with hour wage. Your on duty for one hour you put
power on the ground,letís say rail rolled not your fault. Your train is
cancelled they send you home. One hour of pay. Vs you come to work same
thing happens your still gaunteed a minimum. So I could see lots of
sucker clauses in this hourly wage agreement. And every contract it
seem the union misses all these sucker words  and clauses then bitch
about it after contract is signed off on.  You better do your home work
on this hourly wage you could be stuck with it for a long time.

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

theycandoit.........you are telling me that we should go ahead, take
what they offer, and sellout the younger guy?  Isn't that what they
did in 1985?   Basically you are one of this worthless union members
who doesn't vote!  This is why we always lose because the lazy guys
who don't stay involved still believe that everything is fixed.  I
hear it all the time "why should I vote, its gonna pass anyway". 
Afterwards you find out that only 40% of the members voted!  Nothing is
fixed, some people are just too lazy to do whats right!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

theycandoit

Yeah maybe your right.... so the best thing for all of us in this
industry is to let the government take it completely over. Oversee all
the repairs, property purchases, pay, stockholder investments and
returns. Where the money goes and how it is spent. Uncook the books and
make the company accountable for every dime they spend and every grant
they get. Make sure it is done in a legal and profitable sense. Of
course they will want to change our retirement program and raise our
taxes, but then who would be the bigger thief in the long run.

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Wanna "B" Monitor
Atom Smasher can't access my system!  Geesh!
CSX Corporate is a part of the TSA. We are paid by you tax payers to
monitor railroads on their behalf. We can hack your system anytime, if
Atom Smasher would  hack another system that would be a Federal crime.
Start watching little things happening around you that you can't
prove.  Still want to be the Monitor? Let's play!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Mechanical

You're right on!  Sorry you are way above the posters.  They are
clueless as to the direction of railroad infrastructure improvements,
the plans being laid on track, yard and employee changes.  Read their
posts on cell phones, unions, PTC etc. .  I would imagine if Trump
posted the plans for improving railroad infrastructure they would call
him a corporate mole. Keep posting some do understand. HA!

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Mo money

Lol that's right.  You better closer 20 yrs than 10yrs or show me the
money might be the unemployment check.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Kept your bumps lol.  Big deal.   As far as time off this is the best
we've ever had it.
Hourly rates not if but when.  So what if some guys are laid off.  
Getting laid off is the best thing that can happen to a young man. 
Maybe they will use their head for something more important than this
shithole.   Job cuts are coming. You better have 15plus years in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

I would get the union to talk to an accountant,and tax specialist. There
might be certain formulas on how they tax you if you take hourly wage. I
know once you get into overtime hours they can really nail you for
income tax.

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

From my understanding, the carrier wants to have this in place by July! 
Us guys up north are opposed, but the General Chairmen of the south 
thinks this is a good deal?  Better wake up because we opposed the
single system agreement for a few years.  We kept our bumps and
agreements in place.  The only reason we ended up with it was because
the other 85% of the system agreed upon it.  Then it was shoved down
our throats.  How do you guys like it now with no time off?  The hourly
rate will be the same thing, full of surprises that only benefit the
carrier in the long run.

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

If you think that even a high hourly rate is hetter, ask yourself why
would CSX ever pay more in labor costs. Sign it and later the fine
print will screw you.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

OK Gents, Most of us guys up north are opposed to this hourly rate. Our
General Chairman is opposed to it. But we are being told that you
southern guys are all in favor of it because you guys have mostly low
mileage runs that don't pay that much, and you'll make out on the
hourly rate. Up north we have a lot of high mileage runs and will take
a bath on those runs. So where is the truth my Southern Brothers? Are
we being lied to by the company or union? Is it the old divide and
conquer? Speak up boys! We all want to hear from the south and the
middle!

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

The top railways in the world to have the safest and most productive
company. They invest millions of dollars each year. To keep
infrastructure top shape. In North America the railways get millions of
dollars for rail line and infrastructure upgrades,and training programs.
The bean counters at the top have figured out how to take these tax
dollars for shareholders and bonuses. A lot of the land was given to
the railroads by the goverment which is sold for shareholder profit.
Maintance with this group gets deferred to the point becomes unsafe.
After these raiders have exploited everything they can and move on. It
will take millions of dollars to bring back to acceptable standards.It
is really a crime what they are doing!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Corporate


You claim to know the name and email of the poster "fighting"? Then
post it. In fact I think I will request that Atom Smasher run a check
on your server and your device and post it on here.  Maybe we can
narrow down what office server your using while on CSX property. Do you
know that will get you fired. Cant use company computers for your person
posting on this site.  So put your money where your mouth is and come
out of your csx closet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Meal periods            Yard Only
claiming rest!          Can't change
Detours/out of route    already doing this
first in-first out      Won't change
pilots                  Can't change
lap back                They don't want hotels now
annulment of assignments  This one will disappear
travel allowance          can't change
filling temporary vacancies     already doing this
held away from home terminal    Won't change
no run around                   Won't change
not called and used       might disappear happens a few times a year
short turn around        already going on
work train rules         been on 5 work trains in 25 years
road service             road and yard will be combined yard work will 
                          be thing of the past contracted out or closed
yard service
switching limits        we been getting raped on this one for 3 years

Name: Corpoate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Fighting

Are you kidding????  FIGHTING !!!! Name and e-mail.  We already know it
but we need to know you're just another coward. Name and number Name
and number!

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

We already have one super pool. We get paid for no extras.  We're
called for whatever whenever and we do any bullshit they can come up
with.  Is this what I or anyone else wants?  Hell no it's not but this
is are reality.  Do I think the carrier wants hourly for our welfare? 
Hell no, they don't care about any of us. They break our contracts
everyday. They have ignored federal laws.  Screwed over those laid off
fmla. Laid off and fired thousands with more to come.  This place sucks
ass and we all know it.  What beats the shit out of me.  Is why some
young man would stick around.  Anyone with less than 10 years and under
30 you best find something else to do.

Hourly rate is coming.  You can take that to the bank.  Some will be
layed off.  Some RR's old ladies will get fatter.

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

Wake the hell up

Don't anyone of you see what will happen if we lose all our seniority
and they do away with keeping the road and yard jobs separate and they
can call you for anything they damn well please. Do you not see the big
picture. Seniority is everything on the railroad. Having separated job
assignment especially keeping yard a road separated is the only way
that people can have any quality of life as they get up in seniority in
this business. There are old heads out here now that have been beat down
and just cant stand on their feet 8-10 hours a day pounding the rocks.
they take road assignments to get a break from that. You have young
bucks who can and want to go home every night so they stay in the
yards. Being able to move around to different assignments has