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

I remember when they put Road Forman on the middle engine of a long ass
dp trains and he said it would beat the shit out of him.  Just seems it
would be easier to buck cars of the rail with long slop freight trains. 
For those engineers that think they are God and if would never happen to
them, shut the fuck up.  Regulating train length will create jobs.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2017

Other 

You know what's on your train, what terrain the rear is in and how to
handle slack. Long or short it doesn't matter. Sloshy tankers with
short draw bars don't play well with long ones. Especially behind
autos and stacks. Sinkers on the rear. Don't blame it on the slack.
It's the lack of training and the heavy handling by hot running
pups.bet half of them don't even know or follow their rules for
handling long cars in sharp curves. They rip out draw bars and bust
knuckles like a bull in a China shop. Those who haven't just been
lucky. Sure theres a few who got common sense but most just got to rush
before they know shit and learn the hard way.

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

ame: Hog  head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

Really?

Explain to me how a long train can cause it to derail. Been doing this
25 years and never had a long train cause any of my derailments. It's
always been bad track, bad switches or junk cars that weren't
inspected properly.  Train lenght never had anything to do with it.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Can ya say what? It is called combined slack.

Name: hadenough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2017

CSX LAWYERS

HEY YOU!!!!   YEAH CSX LAWYERS!  While your reading this you better
plan on making some calls to your safety directors and make plans to
help out these idiotic Chiefs who cant seem to get it through their
thick skulls that just because an Engineer has an engine equipped with
PTC that doesn't mean he can run on territory he is not qualified on.
No where in the FRA law does it state that the PTC program can be
substituted for a human pilot! The law states the pilot cant be a
member of the crew. You want to get technical I would say the PTC is a
member of the crew. It on board with them! Its got the engineers ID and
password in it! Half the chiefs working out here have been dispatchers
and they should know that this shit doesn't fly. Why in the hell would
you not teach these idiots how the PTC works. It is not a DETAILED MAP
OF THE TERRITORY! It doesn't tell an engineer about the CHRACTERISTICS
OF THE TERRITORY! You cant stare at the screen like it is some kind of
camera that take clear visual pictures ahead and lets you know what is
around every corner. Does the damb thing tell you where every bridge
and gulley is when you have a flash flood warning. Does it tell you
where close clearances are when your working an industry and your
conductor is brand new and you don't know a thing about it either?
Even if it could you turn it off while switching. Im not going to even
get into the damn thing blowing at every dirt road that it shouldn't.
You need to have a staff meeting and start deciding how your going to
handle these chiefs who cop and attitude and threaten crews with
insubordination if they don't use the PTC to go on territory they
aren't authorized to go on by the FRA laws and regulations.  You
better start getting it together before ethics violations start pouring
in and endangerment charges are thrown in your lap! Time to grow up and
start teaching supervision the rules of the road. You represent a multi
million dollar company and it should be embarrassing the amount of
stupid mistakes and unprofessional decisions that are made every day.
Time to start acting like a grown up railroad!

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

"Not long ago I heard an EX RF who is now a TM tell a
newer engineer if he ran slower than 3 mph below the set limit he
could
be charged with delay of train." - Sounds like a certain RF&P RFE who
is now the Philly Sub TM.

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

Ape

 Not all unions are as bad as the one you seem to be represented by.
The UAW have one hell of a legal team and they don't mess around with
management when shit gets deep. They fight to win. Sorry to say but
years of doing nothing by the members and allowing your union to get In
bed with management has taken its toll. Its up to the members to clean
house and get down to business. You pay your union to represent you.
They have a liability to you to do so. They are receiving compensation
for their work. If their work is unsatisfactory you have avenues to
take in federal law. Most members are not aware they have protective
right set forth in federal law that protect them from corrupt unions. 
I was told by a friend that several UTU members stated they never
received a ballot to vote in your last agreement that just happened.
Did these people not call their legislative representatives or the
international office and demand they be sent one? If they didn't all
they did was allow and election to happen without proper voting
procedures. It is the members who make things happen.  Members can be
their own worst enemies.

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

Engineer 20-30

I trained a lot of locomotive engineers starting in the mid-late '80s
when the 1st UTU Crew Consist made some trainmen look for other
seniorities seeing the writing was on the wall to start cutting off
jobs with the elimination of the caboose. Most had some years on the
railroad an easy to train. By 2003 when I was getting new trainees
there was a big difference. Seems most were being trained on just the
basics. I tried to teach them about learning the territory using
grades, curves etc.. to their advantage with throttle modulation
instead of constantly going from power to dynamics and back etc....
Asking them questions. What I got was people that were pissed off
thinking I was picking on them. It finally came to a head when the RFE
called me into his office. He told me he had complaints that I was
being mean. I told him they have to know WHY they are doing something
that it's not just a motion. That if my training methods I used for
nearly 20 years wasn't good enough I will refuse to train anyone.
After that day I never took another trainee. They don't know back when
I finally got to promotion to locomotive engineer it was more intense.
The LOTH exam was not multiple choice it was handwriting the answers to
the questions, the Operating Rules exam there were 3 of us in front of a
panel of 5 RFE's being grilled for 7-8 hours given questions and we had
to verbally give them the answer, we had to know the air brake system,
cooling system etc... those old Hogheads that we fired/trained under
were hard difficult men that had the responsibility to train us. The
reason one day they had to meet us on the road.

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

unless it has miraculously changed very recently, RR unions have always
been very reluctant to do ANYTHING that relates to an OSHA Violation,
or ADA, EEOC, FMLA, Whistleblower, or anything that wasn't part of the
union agreement since 1880. These more recent things use big words,
require union reps that are best buds with their managerial cohorts,
etc. to perform about, and give them tools they are incapable of or
unwilling to use. The UTU? did a complaint on BN or UP about GENIE some
years ago but that was very rare. No union wants a real legal
department.

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

Same style 14 years later. 26 Charles Manson type bitches a day in
Illinois doing nothing while the sight lines slowly go away murdering a
13 year old kid and not walking out in a PERCISION SAFETY WALK-OUT.

http://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/railroad-safety-improvements-on-agenda/article_90527292-0a35-5d86-9667-b520a6fceeef.html
...six months after a 13-year-old died at the CSX railroad crossing
near the Boys & Girls Club...

Run the time line from Google map pictures and today 
Correction---The agenda started a few years ago and with the major
overcharges and needless projects signed off by the state the gates
should have been in 20 years ago. In fact the second part of the
crossing which Google map shows our signals stolen was down for gates
2002. Did we pay for the gates and they not put in like half of these
rediculous priced projects?
http://csx-sucks.com/?topic=safe&read=c0833f3bf9
Posted: 21 October 2003
#8,118th of 8,127  543151P	CSX	Vermilion	Danville	Griffin
Street	Automatic Flashing Light Signals and Gates	2002	"
FRA data ---Closed 10/23/2017 
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/images/o/543151P/543151P-09232009-01.jpg
IDOT catching themselves/CSX with pathetic sight lines.
Google map 40.1363851,-87.6023413
319 0.051960 353715W CSX IL VERMILION DANVILLE GRIFFIN STREET 1 0 0 0 0
FL 13 3 50 YES 2 6,100
...April 1, 2016...
FY 2018-2021 Projects by County
https://www.toi.org/Downloads/899/Twp
353715W CSX Vermilion Danville Griffin Street
Automatic Flashing Light Signals and Gates Upgrade Reconstruct
Approaches
$410,000...
It's illegal for tax-payer money for railroad property clean up per
the Constitution.

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

FRA

If that's a safety concern then why is it ok for a remote operator to
be located on the nose of an engine during those cold temperatures.  We
are 5ft away from a heated cab but can't go inside. The wind chill is
even worse when pulling 10mph.  The number one injury is slips, trips
and falls and with that rule the chances of injury is increased 10x.

Name: Ugot2Bkidding!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2017

FRA!

Im sure your intentions are meant well but have you not been paying
attention to the railroads or are you just new and haven't learned
yet. If you are new let me enlighten you.
First off, any device we use to get a reading of the temperature on the
locomotive cant be electronic. Any device that gives a digital readout
will be considered an electronic device and we would be charge for
unauthorized use of an electronic device. Any other thermometer we use
that doesn't will be tossed out as untested and not accurate. It will
be challenged and then that device will have to be tested like a lab
rate to show its accuracy. There is no way in hell the company will not
fight and toss out any report or reading that we would get from anyone
certified. Do you think for one moment the Unions are going to take
this fight on and spend the money or use the manpower to stand behind
their members and go to the mat for this issue. ABSOLUTLEY NOT! The
only way we would have a chance of winning a fight on this issue is if
we all carried the same device that CSX uses in it engine house/repair
shops or the same device the manufacture of the locomotive uses. If
that is an electronic device then you, the FRA would have to come to
the mat with us and make it law that we are allowed to carry and use
it.  We are not stupid. We know what we are up against. 
You want to help us out then come back on here and post any device that
we can legally use and the company can not file charges against us for a
rules violation. What device will you back us up on? What device does
CSX use to test the temperatures in their cabs? How do we get it
calibrated to be accurate so that CSX cant say its "JUNK" and not
accurate or unreliable.  Who do we take it to?  GET THE PICTURE!

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

T&E: ATTENTION

CFR 49-229.119(d)

Any occupied locomotive cab shall be provided with proper ventilation
and with a heating arrangement that maintains a temperature of at least
60 degrees Fahrenheit 6 inches above the center of each seat in the cab
compartment. 
Most crew members do not carry a thermometer or a device that can test
for cab temperatures so it may feel colder that it is when you are in
motion. Drafty cabs are the main cause for temperature loss. Seals on
windows and doors along with drafts that come through doors inside the
cabs that house electronic equipment are major causes of concern.
Winter is here. IF you are in a cab that is so drafty that you can not
maintain the temperature as stated in the CFR 49 then you must
immediately report it to the mechanical desk and make a report in your
inspection books. Do not delay. This is a safety concern and no crew
member should be ordered to take a locomotive that does not provide
adequate heat in the winter. I suggest you purchase and carry a device
that can accurately read the temperature of the cab. This will help
with your complaint. Make sure you tell the mechanical desk and note it
on your report that you used such a device to monitor the temperature in
the cab.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2017

RRJim/Hoghead

These newer young engineers we have out here now only have one thing on
their minds. Its 8 and sand. They stand around the crew rooms and brag
all the time how they can keep a 60 mph train running straight up the
entire trip and boast about it like its some big accomplishment. What
they haven't learned is real railroading. They cant get it through
their heads no one gives a crap if they can keep it straight up on the
road. Real hoggers know when the train is crap and built wrong. They
know when the speeds and throttle has to be adjusted to handle the
mistakes that these newer TM and YM make when building a train. They
know that just because a train is set for 50 or 60 doesn't mean it has
to be 50 or 60. Not long ago I heard an EX RF who is now a TM tell a
newer engineer if he ran slower than 3 mph below the set limit he could
be charged with delay of train. I made sure he heard me laughing. When
he asked me what was so funny I told him he better ask the FRA is
that's ok to be telling people before he tells everyone that. Last
time I talked to them they said its up to the engineer to make the
decision on how to handle his train and how fast to run. If there are
circumstances that warrants the engineer running slower the only job he
has is to let dispatch know so they can run other trains around them if
need be. This TM got pissed and stormed off. Bad rail, defective cars
and motors, bad switches aren't just the problem anymore. The way
these pups are building them with all the weight on the rear instead of
on the head end and heavy loaded tanks in front and behind loaded autos
or intermodal effect how the train handles. Extra long cars running on
rail with tight curves that are really to short to handle the things
are a big deal now too. Cars were shorter in a day and they haven't
done crap to adjust for it. Motors that aren't repaired properly and
drop loads all the time and dynamics that drop out along with to much
weight for the motors just add more trouble. Putting motors together
that aren't compatible and the list goes on. Glad I was trained by a
seasoned hogger who knew all this stuff and didn't worry about looking
like a big shot behind the throttle. Common sense with these new pups
and railroading is a joke. 8 and sand!!!!  What a joke! Give the long
trains to the old heads. We know how to adjust and handle them. Give
the short trains to the pups!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2017

I ran trains that were 190-200 cars in the '70s & '80s with 50 & 60
ton hoppers. With higher tonnage by the '90s it became 150. A 100 car
train we called a short one.

Name: Hog  head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

Really?

Explain to me how a long train can cause it to derail. Been doing this
25 years and never had a long train cause any of my derailments. It's
always been bad track, bad switches or junk cars that weren't
inspected properly.  Train lenght never had anything to do with it.

Name: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 
E-mail: www.CYAWITCSX
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, AVOID VERBAL ORDERS IN QUESTIONABLE
SITUATIONS, GET IT IN WRITING, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING 
What the Carrier fears most is cross craft solidarity, what they fear
next is a knowlageable employee. FRA Good Faith Challenges (49 CFR,214
subpart C & 218.97) gives you the right by federal law, to challenge a
directive to violate ANY FRA law. This is SUPPOSED to be a topic
trained yearly by the carrier. And if you are retaliated by the carrier
for exercising your rights, you have the OSHA FRSA Whistleblower
Protection Act to cover you. Lots of Bad Order wheels on cars and locos
that could lead to derailment getting looked over these days, let alone
the countless FRA violations on ALL equipment on the line of road at
present. How many shops and service centers closed in the last 9
months??? Write it up, put it out of service, protect yourself, your
fellow railroaders and the community.
O, AND DON'T LET A TROLL OR MOLE CHANGE THIS TOPIC
KNOW YOUR ROLE GIBRONI

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

Another CSX train derailment in New Jersey today. News just said the
train was in excess of 100 cars. When will it end? It will end when one
derails and chlorine gas kills a lot of people. Unfortunately the
government won't take action against these excess length trains until
a lot of people are killed. Pathetic to say the least.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

Bruce

removing the yard transportation jobs does not equal a yard closing

Name: Bruce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2017

CHICAGO, Dec 8  Final touches being put on new operating plan for
Chicago, 59th St ramp to close on or about FEB 1st. By March 15th, Barr
Yard will curtail switching operations to 1 job per day., and locals
will be reduced to 2 jobs. More info to come as it becomes available to
me.

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

ZULU

RADNOR is being sold next year so Louisville should be safe.  Plus
nobody can switch racks like Louisville.  When they sit there with
their stop watches they need to consider we are pushing and pulling
damn near twice the distance as everywhere else.  On the the other hand
the auto industry is about to go in the slump so who knows.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2017

So What


Ignore that baiting piece of crap who is posting as pines. Not him. Not
his style. Any one and everyone who has been posting on this site for
the last 10 years knows his style. This guy doesn't like whats being
posted. Guess everyone is hitting to close to home on all the legal
info. Info on the USDOT and the FRA.  Must be making the legal team in
Jacksonville nervous.  Keep it up and don't fall for his crap.

Name: ZULU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2017

Anyone hear the rumor that the Louisville Osborn Yard is very close to
becoming a run through yard? The few industries around that dump do not
bring enough revenue in so it probably won't be long. Better get your
seniority started at Ford or UPS before everyone else does!

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

So---Name: so what---the point being the Charles Manson type bitches
running trains killing people should be grabbing the Union leaders by
the pussies insisting on a precision STRIKE FOR SAFETY which is
COMPLETELY LEGAL.

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

Pines


So whats your point again.  Plugging anything into google isn't going
to do anything.  Did you know that the new PTC program that is
mandatory on the railroad doesn't even have accurate information for
gated or private crossings. The thing blows the horn for every dirt
road and cow crossing out there and the progam has some field crossing
listed as gated when not only is the crossing not gated, its not a
crossing at all. So if the railroad, fra and the federal government
cant figure out whats really out there how do you think looking at
anything on google is going to make any difference.

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

I like the million dollar rip off of Federal RR safety funds to pay the
state DOT to do their jobs in Al;abama. Like 10 sets of crossing gates
if the REAL costs were used.

Project Description
ALDOT PUBLIC RAIL HIGHWY 2009 MUTCD PASSIVE DEVICE COMPLIANCE PROJECT -
ECR
FY 2017 County JEFFERSON 
Project # 100066594 (times three)
Total Cost $66,000, $219,000, $40,000 = $425,000 for a 8 year old deal?
Mickey Mouse signs-check---shiney tape---check---DOT sign
--check---Done
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Project Description
STATEWIDE PE FOR RAIL SAFETY-HWY PROGRAM FY 2017,2018. THIS PROJECT IS
ONLY FOR ALDOT PERSONNEL SALARY FOR SAFETY PROJECTS OR 130 PROJECTS. 
Total Cost $1,000 (in thousands)==ONE MILLION
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Project # 100066696 FY 2017 Project Description
EVALUATE 25 AT-GRADE RAILROAD CROSSING LOCATIONS TO DEVELOP SAFETY
IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE PHASE XVII PROGRAM DOCUMENT.
$100,000 or $4,000 a crossing. Two hours on Google map.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Project # 100066742 FY 2017 Project Description DEVELOPMENT OF NEW
RAILROAD CROSSING DESIGN GUIDELINES
$25,000 (GUESS FRA--FHWA--etc...are nincompoops)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

For example Project # 100065224 in Alabama-- Fiscal year 2016 $500 (in
thousands) Project Description
SPECIAL RAILROAD CROSSINGS SURVEY FOR FY2016 AND FY2017. Duh, aren't
we paying the Feds/state big bucks already for the RAILROAD CROSSINGS
SURVEY's? That's $170 per public crossing and Federal safety funds
can't be used on private crossings. The crossing latitude/longitude
off the FRA inventory can be plugged into Google map for a SURVEY. I
can do probably 20 a hour. Pretty good money huh? OR another trick to
waste safety funds saving the RRs where the signals aren't?

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

Engineers

If you want to take advantage of the late mark up after you are coming
off your rest days, DO NOT mark off before 0001 if you get back in from
a trip where they kept you in the hotel and on a train the first day of
your scheduled day off. The IVR system is set up to recognize a mark
off at 0001 on your first day off. If you make the mistake of marking
off before 0001 when you get in it will screw you out of your right to
request late markup.  Argued with the crew callers that its not my
fault the company kept me in the hotel and out on a train on my first
rest day. Not my fault they didn't send me home. My union agreement
entitles me to a late markup after my second rest day but they said its
too bad because the system is set up to recognize rest days starting at
0001. They wouldn't override it. So again, the company screws you and
keeps you out on your first scheduled rest day do not mark off until
0001. Its their fault and they created the problem!

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

cheated

Government doesn't count gas price increases into inflation. There's
quite a few things left out intentionally. You're absolutely correct
getting any increase it's taken away by healthcare costs, Medicare
premium increases, Medicare supplement increases, drug prescription
cost, or a few extra dollars kicks it into a higher tax bracket etc....
I've been retired nearly 7 years and have yet to have an actual
increase other than on paper. All I can say is we are lucky to have our
retirement system. It's a livable retirement. It's important to keep
the government out of it. Paul Ryan has tried for years to get his
hands on it in his tax bill proposals. He wants to cut us back to
Social Security levels with the tier that is a SS equivalent. That
would reduce it by $400-$600+ a month it would be higher with the
spousal stipend. RRB doesn't cost taxpayers one dime, it's totally
funded by us & the railroads. Railroads don't want to lose it seeing
management & non-union employees are also under RRB. That's why in the
past they have fought against government interference along with the
unions.

Name: Tony Thompson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

How in hell would anyone ever get a manager on a recording without the
use of an electronic device?  Seems to me this should be a violation
to
the whistle blower policy considering theres no way to get proof.  All
these contracts the railroads and unions write up are also very
misleading and hard to understand.   
I seriously doubt the contract language would be this mumbo jumbo if
they weren't trying to fuck the employees as much as possible.

_____________________________________________________________________
THIS IS SPOT ON. I worked for CSX for awhile, when stuff went bad, I
started taping. Hundreds of tapes! If they fire you're ass, and they
will, (they did mine)!, you need proof! If you don't work there
anymore and decide to file a suit, then all tapes are evidence and can
be used against CSX, per the mouth of a Claims Agent (turns out, very
true). Protect yourself guys, tape these a--holes! Protect yourself, I
did, and it works!!!!

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

URGENT ALERT - NEW INVESTIGATION TO SAFETY CONCERNS 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-safety/growing-length-of-u-s-freight-trains-in-federal-crosshairs-after-crashes-gao-idUSKBN1E01B9

The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into
the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX
Corp among others

U.S. Government Accountability Office

https://www.gao.gov/about/contact.html

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244

Goes without saying that this is an opportunity to highlight the
various safety concerns among several other issues at CSX. Reach out to
whoever you can, keep this story in the eyes and ears of interested
parties.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

How in hell would anyone ever get a manager on a recording without the
use of an electronic device?  Seems to me this should be a violation to
the whistle blower policy considering theres no way to get proof.  All
these contracts the railroads and unions write up are also very
misleading and hard to understand.   
I seriously doubt the contract language would be this mumbo jumbo if
they weren't trying to fuck the employees as much as possible.

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

Railroad employees 

If you want to know more and are interested in the jurisdictional lines
agreed upon between the FRA and OSHA it is easy to look it up on line. 
One site you may like to visit is under the Memorandum of Agreement
between the Federal Railroad Administration and the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration US Department of Labor. You should find the
reading quite interesting and educational as this agreement was put in
motion because of conflicts of who would handle whistleblowing cases
and protection against retaliation in the work place. It is unfortunate
that it is common that the employees of the railroad do not educate
themselves on the laws that protect them and the power they have to
protect themselves in the work place. Most major industries count on
this and usually are right when they play games and gamble with the
employees. An ignorant work force is a good workforce for the company.
You play right into their hands.

Name: cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

RRJim

If your retired then you should know that all retirement saving plans
are formulated on a 3% inflation formula. That is playing it moderately
safe. We all know that the government can make or break our entire lives
with the stroke of a pen. We are in the middle of that right now! 4% is
the safest course of action to make sure you are not going to be in the
poor house if the economy tanks, medical insurance companies run rampant
again and our new POTUS doesn't tax us to death or end up taking
control of our RR retirement, which the feds have been trying to do
forever!  The feds are never going to tell anyone the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. If they were to tell the American people that
inflation was higher than 2% then people would expect their social
security raises to be treated as the same. Bottom line is, its nice to
get a raise. Of course it is, but every time we get one we end up
having a chunk  of this or that taken out of it. If it isn't medical
premiums or out of pocket expenses, it is a raise in our union dues and
a work rule change that screws us out of pay or trip rate changes or
they agree to add a heavier work load on us to cut jobs. Just like the
road crews who are supposed to be working through freight. They have
then doing local road switching work and cut local road jobs out.  We
have never ever had a raise that didn't come with a price.  As far as
Im concerned 4% is bullshit if they are going to keep pinching out of
it every time!

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

Other


You are wrong. OSHA does have authority to inquire and follow through
on complaints that are violated within the state. The railroad is not a
federal owned/operated agency. It is regulated by the Federal
government. They are held accountable under the same laws and standards
as any other civilian business. If they are violating  state or federal
laws regulated by OSHA you can file a report with the agency.

In reference to the violations of FRA law 240.231 that have been posted
on here several times, if you feel that your respective FRA
representatives are not following through on your complaints, you can
request a review with the USDOT. FRA agents are not exempt from
following their laws and regulations as well. Intimidation by your
supervisors to violate federal law is not a laughing matter. If you are
still having these problems then you need to make sure you get solid
proof that you are being ordered to violate these laws. A recorded
conversation on your phones or orders over railroad radio
communications as well as having several witnesses to the conversation
is a good start. DOCUMENT,DOCUMENT,DOCUMENT! Exact times, places, names
and the exact conversation as you can best remember is imperative. Do
not worry about radio conversations being removed/erased. You can not
expect change if you do not take the proper action. Posting on this
site may bring the violations out in the open but there will be nothing
done if you do not follow through with the proper charges.

240.11-A person who violated any requirement of this part( ex:crew
member) or causes the violation (ex:railroad supervision) of any such
requirement is subject to a civil penalty of at least $839 and not more
than $27,455 PER VIOLATION, except that: Penalties may be assessed
against individuals only for willful violations(supervisions constant
intimidation of crew members) and, where a grossly negligent violation
has created an imminent hazard of death or injury to person, or has
caused death or injury, a penalty not to exceed $109,819 per violation
may be assessed. Each day a violation continues shall continues a
separate offense.
A person who knowingly and willfully falsifies a record or report
required by this part may be subject to criminal penalties under 49
U.S.C 21311.

After having seen several complaints posted on this site about csx
supervisors ordering crews to violate FRA law 240.231 or suffer
discipline charges it is not hard to figure out that this is an on
going issue and is being done in a willful manner. If was once posted
that the violation had been forwarded to an FRA representative. How
long ago were these complaint filed? Has anyone received any response
from the department? If not has anyone contacted the USDOT? Has anyone
filed a charge with their respective Union representation? It is your
responsibility to make sure these complaints are followed through with.
If several charges are filed you have a better chance of having your
complaints brought to the table. An order of protection against
retaliation can be issued for a group of employees who come forward to
report federal law violations. If necessary you can come together as a
group and ask for whistle blower protection.

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

The way I understood it the original RR argument was that FRA took care
of ALL safety related issues, and OSHA was excluded. NOW I understand
that if FRA acts on a safety issue OSHA stays out, but if no FRA input
it belongs to OSHA. So if FRA issue track safety standards it belongs
to them, if the diesel shop has fumes it probably belongs to OSHA.

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

OSHA has NO jurisdiction over railroad safety. Your safety is dependent
on reports to the FRA. A report to the FRA will result in retaliation.
Don't believe me? Try it!

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

If inflation by the feds standards is 4% I'd be getting a nice raise
with my railroad retirement. But, it isn't. RRB even though it has
nothing to do with Social Security our increase is based on it. It's
closer to the 2%. We'll get some kind of increase not much. 3 out of
the past 6 years we didn't get anything because the feds said there
was no inflation or it was so low it was like .06%.

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

Re: Dumbfounded
Well said, but like always you have to hit pocket books first. There's
no one going to take a stand until it's too late.

Name: Dumbfounded
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Idiots!!!!  

Do you morons not understand that the FRA can fine you for violating
FRA LAWS/REGULATIONS? Do you never listen to your LC or co workers when
they talk about this. Some stupid idiot is at this moment running a
train on a territory they are not qualufied on because the conductor is
and volunteered to be the pilot after the company asked them too. What
part of the FRA law do you not understand that states THE PILOT CAN NOT
BE A MEMBER OF THE CREW! It's written in black and white. Do you not
understand the FRA is part of the USDOT! Do you make it an everyday
thing to violate regulations established by a federal agency? Why are
you idiots putting your jobs on the line for the RR! You are so scared
of losing your job if you stand up to them but yet you risk having a
federal violation charge brought against you.  What the hell is wrong
with you people. Csx has it in writing for everyone to read that they
follow all state and federal laws. Whistleblow! Report the truth. Maybe
if the FRA throws a fine in a crews lap it will wake you up!

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

check out www.rapedatcnrail.com

Name: The truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Get over it!!!  
The facts are that none of you will stand together and take your
union's on. All you do is whine and cry and talk big but you do
nothing. When was the last time any of you went after your elected
officials and demanded answers. When was the last time you rallied to
remove anyone from office. In the last 10 years, NEVER! You know you
won't and you can't do a thing if you don't all stick together. So
just suck it up and take what they decide for you because you have no
guts and no control. Pay your dues and suck it up. Every week the
changes are right in front of your faces. Your work rules are changing
and your union's aren't doing a thing about it. It's over. Your
losing the battle. Deal with it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

"'No red carpet' when I arrived at CSX Corp"

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hunter-harrison-no-red-carpet-when-i-arrived-at-csx-corp

Hmm I don't know why that could possibly be Ewing...perhaps its the
thousand or so you laid off, or the delays and forcing individuals to
work the jobs of 5 maybe? You slag...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

50% inflation on out of pocket medical expenses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

4% inflation?
Last I read, it was closer to 2%

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

I had to repost this from a 10 year Engineer?
Inflation 4% ? And dangle some cash, wow what a genius. Took $1.50 to
get rid of the Fireman.


 Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

IDIOTS 
No one can blame me. I voted NO for that crappy agreement. The raises
are a slap in the face and a joke. Inflation is figured at 4% a year.
We aren't getting shit. If I get seriously sick or any of you do I
hope you have money saved because your gonna pay for it. All you
idiots
did was look at a back pay check and the premium cost. Never took a
good
look at the future. Joke will be on all of us when 2019 rolls around
and
we end up paying the higher premium anyway. You think it won't happen
then you are retarded! They already have it planned for us. They will
dangle some cash in front of the jackasses and threaten to raise co
pay
if you don't take the cash and premium increase. Will you be an idiot
again!

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

Me

Not to mention the 15% tax cut these corporations are about to get. 
Law makers say it will be passed on to workers through higher wages.

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

Zbinden

Your exactly right. There are no work rules or arbitraries that this
company is going to pay. And if we can't get a better contract when
the economy is booming then obviously the bargaining power of those
arbitraries ain't crap. I for one worked 203 hours in the month of
November..i certainly didn't make the equivalent of 12 grand last
month.

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

Norfolk Southern Corp. is making Hunter Harrison look extremely stupid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Jgw,
They SHOULD pay it within 60 days.

Name: JG Wentworth. I want it now!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Anybody know how long it takes to get retroactive pay?

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

FRA


You are on board with the excessive restrictions of the use of our
phones aren't you???  Then you better start doing something about
these TMs blowing my phone up with text messages when Im out working a
local. When we finished our work and was getting ready to head back I
turned my phone on to check and see if I had any messages because I
have a sick kid and I had 12 text messages from the TM over the area
going nuts wanting to know how we were doing, how much work did we have
done, were we going to make it back on time, blah blah blah and then I
heard later that the TM made a comment that We were chicken shits
because we wouldn't check our phones throughout the day.  Well guess
what, my phone is never going to be on during the day when Im working
and if the company wants to come after me for it you better be prepared
to back me when I blow the whistle and file intimidation charges.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Got it

that is 1 retarded post.

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

Looks like in the precision killing formula it took CSX 3 months less
this year to kill the total killed last year minus one death. Which
compared to drivers with brains who would have had ONE death in the
same miles traveled.


CSX
Accident/Incident data current through the end of September 30, 2017
Total train miles: 55,136,736
Total fatalities: 96     Switching miles: 9,757,177
Total nonfatal conditions: 423      Employee hours: 33,448,616
55,136,736/96 = 574,341
100,000,000/574,341 =  174
=============================
Accident/Incident data current through the end of September 30, 2016
Total train miles: 62,144,853
Total fatalities:  74     Switching miles: 9,836,819
Total nonfatal conditions: 393      Employee hours: 37,373,557
62,144,853/74 = 839,795
100,000,000/839,795 =  119
===============================
Accident/Incident data current through the end of Dec. 31, 2016
Total train miles: 81,402,062
Total fatalities: 97     Switching miles: 13,005,876
Total nonfatal conditions:  520      Employee hours: 49,082,195
81,402,062/97 =  839,197
100,000,000/839,197 =  119

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

Fooled u all!!!

Not a single one of you saw the evil plan. How could you not see it.
All those guys taking legit fmla just got screwed. The company can't
get the abusers  with discipline so they got them through the pocket
book. They don't work they don't get paid. Now they have higher cost
out the pocket.  The sad thing is the one who are using it legit are
going to suffer for those who abuse it to play games.

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

Our union leaders should not have ever put that up for a vote.  One
single contract double our out of pocket.  I understand it going up but
not double.  All the involved unions suck but now I'll guess I switch
to the cheapest dues.  Fuck you UTU!!!

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

Yes it could of been a better agreement, but when did the R.R. ever care
what you got in any agreement. You just have to put on your Big Boy
pants and suck it up. I for one have been at the end of a pick and
shovel, worked 100 hour work weeks, I have griped about the conditions
at work, but anymore I just throw my hands up and say they have me for
12 hrs. The fun in this job went away a long time ago, now its just a
job and a paycheck.

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

IDIOTS 
No one can blame me. I voted NO for that crappy agreement. The raises
are a slap in the face and a joke. Inflation is figured at 4% a year.
We aren't getting shit. If I get seriously sick or any of you do I
hope you have money saved because your gonna pay for it. All you idiots
did was look at a back pay check and the premium cost. Never took a good
look at the future. Joke will be on all of us when 2019 rolls around and
we end up paying the higher premium anyway. You think it won't happen
then you are retarded! They already have it planned for us. They will
dangle some cash in front of the jackasses and threaten to raise co pay
if you don't take the cash and premium increase. Will you be an idiot
again!

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

Unfortunately that terrible contract was ratified. I have to wonder if
any of you guys actually read the entire agreement, or just the
summary. When you or a family member gets sick your going to find out
real quick just how bad this contract is. And only a 9.8% raise which
doesn't even cover inflation. Better sock those back pay checks away
for your increased health care costs.

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

I just signed a pention to stop cameras in loco cabs. They are putting
cameras in side shop everywhere. I don’t agree with these cameras. But
after a phone was found on crew member that was texting just before
horrific crash where dozens lost there life’s. The company was sued and
families of victims affected forever. It is always that one incedent
that affects everyone. There case is if you don’t have a phone you
can’t use it.Stats show now that there are more deaths from cell phone
use than people impaired by a substance. I worked at railroad and I
answered my phone when I could,but would of been fired if caught. You
know how it is,it will never happen to me!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2017

Re: Retired Conductor 30 years
I appreciate your thoughts and actions on becoming a whistle blower,
but it's not that hard. Billingsly has taken a stand for SAFETY and
will be singled out as an example to the rest of CSX  employees NOT to
go this route. This belongs to OSHA, FELA, the UNIONS and many
categories protecting employees and the public from those who consider
themselves above the laws. MAN UP and back Louis Billingsly any way you
can it's going to get tough on him and family.
God Bless you Billingsly

Name: eh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

the crappy agreement passed and hunter is planning on selling 49% of csx
railways.  Well, good luck brothers and sisters.  Its only gonna get
worse from here.

Name: Hampton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

i am curious on what Carolina lines EHH is selling off?  As a G&W
employee, they are interested in GA, SC (Upstate), and parts of NC.

Just didn’t know if anyone knew what EHH meant when said about selling
underutilized lines.  Put our company name on the tracks!

Just looking for a sign...

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2017

To establish whistleblower status document safety or ethics complaints
BEFORE hand. Email, off duty,your complaints to the proper authority
with a copy to the union. Be respectful, check spelling and grammar,and
be specific with times and dates.Be sure that you understand the rules
and agreement sections violated. A witness is invaluable if possible. A
flood of complaints in each location can't be ignoted. It would be
great if the local chairmen would take the lead and coordinate, but if
not still follow through.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2017

This is what will bring about change. BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THESE PEOPLE.

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/fired-csx-conductor-seeking-whistleblower-protection-changes-within-company/656596333

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2017

Maybe a ray of hope, first stage of perhaps Eugene stepping down, maybe
his Emphasyma is too much anymore. Dimentia also seems to be creeping
in on the old asshole

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-succession/csxs-ceo-hunter-harrison-describes-key-step-in-succession-plan-idUSKBN1DT33V

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

UP 
Who gives a crap about SP trash. No way in hell they are dealing with
the old man lynch mob we are. The small hand full of men with balls
that are left at csx just cant handle them alone. They want rules
compliance then give it to them. Everyone knows they will turn a blind
eye to breaking rules if they are in trouble and it moves things
quicker. You follow the rules and it slows things down your on their
hit list. Stick together as a group then it's harder to target and
abuse. it's an eye for an eye! The union's aren't going to do squat
to stop any head hunting and trumped up charges.

Name: Pissed off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

Other 

Doesn't surprise me. They will use those tapes to burn crews just for
the hell of it. Already been told they can burn both crew members just
by charging them with failure to follow the tattle tale rule. It states
you will immediately report any rules violation to a supervisor. We all
see the writing on the wall. The old Ingram Nazi crap is coming back
and old heads with balls are gone. The ones that helped us stand up and
knew what to do. It's headed back to excessive discipline.  We all need
to start getting a petition going for cruel punishment on the job when
you are stuck sitting on a train for hours and you can't nap anymore
or read anything but your stinking rule book or use your phone to keep
yourself awake. No one should have to sit for hours starring out the
window all hours of the night and try to stay awake with the only
choice is to read csx propeganda. It doesn't hurt one damn thing to be
using your phone to entertain yourself while you wait. If someone is
awake and calling stopped every 15 minutes and getting down to watch
trains go by then there isn't any reason to worry about safety issues.
Be ready for the excessive discipline to start. The nightmare is
returning.

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

Xlc 

Article 44 of the CSRA.

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

I am off pending physical due to drifting off asleep and it was on the
camera, got called short of getting enough sleep. Help each other out
when you are tired out there, cause they will use it against you. Also
to APE at UP corporate why are you bad mouthing Southern Pacific, it
was a great place to work and be proud to work for!

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Cond. 10/20 
What the hell are road minutes.  Are you kidding. How did the RR run
before cell phones? Just fine. Don't be an idiot. Make your calls
before you go on duty. You got issues take care of them when you get
home or to the hotel.  You got an emergency then give someone a heads
up before you get on the train. People can call the emergency number if
they have to get ahold of you. Just about every train stops at least
once. Get off and make your call then. How the hell did people ever
live in the past without cell phones....jezz man!

Name: Big balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Where did this Trainmaster David Benson come from? He's the dumbest TM
that I've ever seen in my 28 years on the RR. Why is this fat fuck
still on the property? If Harrison doesn't fire him then we all have a
chance. One dumb son of a bitch.

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

Every train should be demanding road minutes.  Take that time to go 25ft
from the tracks and use your phones.  And make sure you stop your train
every time to go piss.

Name: UP MANAGEMENT
E-mail: corporate@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

UP MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Corporate America is draining the swamp of sexual predators, perverts
and gropers. The last count, UP has at least 20 predators listed.
Do the right thing and make UP Responsible Again, before the 
Southern Pacific baggage destroy your culture!

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

THANKS ALOT STUPID IDIOTS!!!!!!


WEll now you have gone and done it.  Using your phone while the train
is running and there are cameras pointing at you from all directions.
You want people to understand our problems and the hostile environment
we are working in but then you go and act like total retards and get
everyone put in the hot seat. What part of the cell phone rules did you
not understand. You can only thank yourselves for the jobs that will be
lost now.  When the cameras were first installed it was stated in a
memo that they would not be used to micromanage crews or to head hunt.
It was stated very clearly that if an incident occurred that the tapes
would only be viewed at the time of the incident. Now not only are they
going to view several a month  but the new bulletin states that they
will view the tapes in more depth if they see something that warrants
further investigation. You morons know damn good and well they will use
this excuse to view the entire tape and find as many stupid little rules
violations or improper train handling rules as they can. They will trump
them up and throw the book at us.  Don't be reading a newspaper while
you are sitting in the sidings. Don't be looking at a magazine.
That's a rules violation. Don't pick your nose.  Don't drop any
trash. Keep the windows shut if the horn is overhead. Wear your safety
glasses. Yes that is the rule while in the cab.   
Thanks a lot morons for making the rest of us more miserable than we
are because you couldn't stay off the damn phone while the train was
moving.  Oh, and if your going to get off the train while it is stopped
and walk 25 feet away to use your phone you better inspect as must train
as you can while you are stopped. THAT IS THE RULE!!!!

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

YM'S

Just curious.  Does your agreement have the same article protecting you
from management doing your jobs. If so you all better be putting in
claims for everyday they do your work and that yard stays open. Yu are
entitled to it. Hope your union reps have more balls than ours!

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

I saw one of those silly basterds wearing a Harrison Camp Shirt.   I'm
not going to speculate what he had to do to earn that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Brewer yard yardmasters were let go this past Sunday. Now there are
Trainmasters and superintendents doing their job. What a strong union
they have to let this happen. Brewer yard will be closed soon.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 November 2017

Re: inspector
You are more right than you could ever imagine! ALL train traffic
control devices (TTCD) work off a radio frequency and are capable of
interference. They ALL fail including signalization. This is not the
problem! Problem is, no one will stand to stop it.
My name is Dave Nelson, a corporate officer who has fought for you
people for over 30 years. Google (Dave Nelson CSX). Do I know what
happened in the Florida Derailment? Of course I do! 
I just gave my e-mail address, name, and some work I have done to
protect you and public. I don't care who out there, who wants to know,
just e-mail me and I will help. Better yet, POST so all can see and
understand.
Dave Nelson
CSX Signal Programs Engineer (Retired)
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, Fl 32202 Rm 902

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2017

What's going on in Jacksonville? All kinds of rumors, folks are really
nervous.

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

INSPECTOR


AMEN BROTHER!!!   Good 101 lesson! The goose is letting the gander have
it!  The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

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

FRA,STB

Another massive train derails causing more customer delays and safety
hazards.  It's just a matter of time before another happens and we
have a chlorine leak.  Time to regulate train length.

Name: inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2017

NON Other

192 cars is nothing anymore. I have seen trains with well over 220 cars
several times. Trains with 200 or more cars is going to be the norm with
this company as long as HH is in charge. He wants to put several blocks
of cars on a train and move as much freight at one time as he can.
The FRA is well aware that these trains have problems with
communicating with the EOT and drop in valleys and in tunnels and in
bad weather. They couldn't care less if you are unable to dump the
train from the rear if this happens. Their rule that states a train
must reduce to 30 mph if you lose communication with the EOT is just a
joke. Does it really matter if your going 30 or 50 when you are hauling
poisonous toxic material or molten sulfur and you derail and cant
communicate. Its just a band aid that does nothing but look like they
are attempting to run the train safely. Run your car off the side of
the road at 30 mph and see how well you control it. Now picture having
9000-15,000 tons of cars behind it. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to
figure out the outcome.

For those in the public who do not know what an EOT(end of train)device
is, it's a device that is mounted on the end of the train and tells the
engineer how much air pressure he has at the end of the train and if he
has the ability to apply the proper air pressure to his brakes to stop
the train. If there is an emergency that warrants stopping the train
immediately the engineer can "DUMP" the air at the end of the train
and set the brakes up from the rear. It is controlled by radio
communication and is linked to a device on the lead locomotive. This
device is called an HTD(head of train). If communication is lost
between the two devices it can be detrimental. The longer the train the
better the chances the two devices can not communicate with each other.
Not only are longer trains more dangerous for communication but they
also create a problem of being too long in populated areas and if the
train is stopped there is a good chance the train will be blocking road
crossing and hampering emergency personnel from getting through to save
someone's life. It also causes a time problem for conductors if
something does go wrong with the train. The farther the conductor has
to walk to inspect the train for the problem the longer it takes the
crew to get the train moving and out of the way. These longer trains
are just a cost cutting methods to reduce two trains into one and save
using two crews and more locomotives to move the freight. It is obvious
that cost cutting is a higher priority than safety and protecting the
public from catastrophe. CSX is worth millions and their pocket books
are full. Fines from the FRA and local authorities are just pocket
change to them. Its a well know fact that fines are not paid to the
local authorities for blocking crossing beyond the allotted times set
forth by state law. Their argument is that the railroads were there
first and have the right of way. It is a shame that the arrogant
attitude is allowed to continue and the state representative haven't
taken a stance against this kind of behavior. Every rule that is
created on the railroad usually takes place after there is a major
accident or blood is spilled. How many trains do you think are running
in your neighborhood that are not equipped to safely stop in case of an
emergency?  More than you think! Lesson 101 for the public today!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2017

The Derailment in Florida will more common news under the HH way of
doing things cut People, cut Maintenance, equipment and will be seeing
this more often but where is the FRA, STB and all those self serving
politicians that say there for the working man when they want his vote
but let a peace of shit like Harrison get away with causing soo much
harm.

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

Trainmaster Safety blitz starts Nov.28th till Dec.4th.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Cond 10-20

People out in the public read this site all the time but they just
don't comprehend how the attendance policy doesn't work with our
business and our lives. Its only the families or railroaders who know
what it is really about. last year I had to find a new dentist because
he charged 25 dollars if you didn't give a 2 day notice that you could
not make your appointment.  He didn't understand that just because I
had Tuesday and Wednesday off on the extra board that I was guaranteed
the days. I had to tell him several times that the company can send you
out of town just before your off days start and you could be gone for
your days off and start them when you get back. I finally found a
dentist and a doctor who understands railroad schedules.  They work
with me.
The best thing the BLET did for the engineers was give us the ability
to do any early lay off before our off days. Giving us the right to
drop our turn once a pay period helped too. Sometimes you can request
the early lay off and drop at the last minute and actually make your
off day.  I hate to do that to other people but there is nothing else
you can do if you need to be off on your scheduled off days. The
conductors are screwed and should be going after the UTU for not
working on something like this for them. You go through the same crap
and what is worse is you only get one day off!  This is totally in sane
you only get one day off. who the hell can get anything done with just
one scheduled day.  Just a few days ago I had to explain to a repair
man why I had to cancel an appointment that I had scheduled and he
flipped when I explained how things work on the railroad. He lost it
even more when I told him I didn't get paid holidays either. The
public has no idea what we give up and go through to work for the
railroad.  Maybe its about time someone started getting out there!

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

Hello, did I read that right, 192 cars on a train that derailed, I seen
the one about a derailment in Florida with molten sulfur, is that the
same one, and I though we here on the U.P. ran some big trains.

Name: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

I’m not sure where you got that it takes longer then 3 days to get your
CDL. There are 9 CDL jobs total yes younger guys are holding the jobs
cause olders didn’t have CDL’s. So not sure where ya got that cause as
far as I know that’s not true and I do work as a carman in Willard.

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

Another derailment!!  192 car train in Florida.  When are they gonna
learn?

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

Yea it's just seems we are their scapegoats for everything that goes
wrong.  I just think with our ever changing schedules we shouldn't get
points for Dr. appointments.

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

one problem is managerial laziness and inemptness. Clerks used to have
different rate depending on shift, days off, and work. Unfortunately
the union often gave senior clerks the opportunity to work DAYS,
weekends off, AND top pay. But some jobs were set up that you might get
best hours, OR pay, or days off, but not all 3. Some dispatcher jobs had
a "bunny hop" where a all 3rd shift would rotate 5 jobs, thus
eliminating the relief shift that included working ALL 3 shifts. Train
schedules similar concept. True precision RR  ing is supposed to do
that. It takes REAL WORK to accomplish that, and this and predecessor
firms cannot do anything on schedule. It is so much easier to call an
extra, abolish a train, do everything spur of the moment, and blame
"attendance problems", not screw ups, engine failures, excessive and
unskilled management, etc.

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

How do you schedule vision, dental, or Dr. appointments with this
attendance policy.  I never know from week to week when I will be off;
more so now then ever before.  The caps on personal and daily vacation
days seem to be set at a tenth of the number of days we actually have
out there.  If you miss 1 day a month for 7 or more months a year then
you will eventually be fired under this policy.  

Seems every new policy is worse then the one before.  Whenever this
policy is about to lose in arbitration I'm sure it to will be
replaced.  They bitch about attendances and everything they do makes it
worse.  This is the only company that seems to consider Friday the
weekend.  Not that long ago they considered Monday the weekend.  Why
not try paying time in a half or double time for weekends like many
industrial jobs.  Shift differentials wouldn't be a bad idea either. 
Our unions and company could negotiate a good fix to the attendance
problem they feel they have.  Until then I wouldn't be surprised if
attendance keeps getting worse especially with low morale and this
regime.       T

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

Rumor is Lima and Willard Ohio are on the chopping block anyone hear
this?? Willard has been pretty busy lately but we all know that doesn’t
mean much. Just wondering if anyone has heard this

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

Lloyd

What changed the attendance policy was getting assigned rest days for a
starter. Once that was done marking off personal business, doctor
appointments etc... became an issue. Railroads attitude do it on your
rest day. The other was putting a gaurentee on extra boards. That cut
them down in size. When these proposals came up a lot of us were
against it. We saw the writing on the wall. It became like others jobs
even though the railroads aren't like other jobs. In most workplaces
take time off a person is subject to being reprimanded or termination.
That's the attitude the railroad took. Even when bid systems came
about it was wrong. It should of been bi-weekly or monthly not every
week. At least by having a 2-4 week window there's a chance of making
a planned event on a rest day.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

HEY FRA!!!!!

Are you asleep? You have spent so much time worrying about the use of
cell phones on the locomotives you have turned a blind eye to the melt
down of the PTC!  Thought it was supposed to be a life saver and help
out all those tired and worn out engineers from running signals and
into the back of other trains. The PTC system has been a total mess on
several divisions for over a month now. Losing its signals, activating
way to early outside of the designated areas, indicating inaccurate
speeds and throwing trains into suppression when its not warranted. OH,
lets not forget it blows the horn at every dirt road and cow crossing
across the whole system. Violates the companies rule on excessive use
of the horn.  The Trip Optimizer system is even on a melt down as we
speak.  You better stop worrying so much about crew members using their
phones to keep themselves awake when they sit in sidings for hours or
cant get out of a terminal for over 4 hours and start paying attention
to your PTC!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Lets lay the blame for our present situation where it belongs. Prior
management. From the division level on up it was politics,patronage and
nepotism. You were either inside the circle or you were on the outside
propping up chosen ones. The chosen figured the best way to justify
their positions was by cutting. Any idea,technology,automation no
matter how poorly developed was rushed on line in order to cut jobs. If
it didn't work work the numbers so it looked like it did. Remote
control anyone? Hump yards that used less people and had a lower switch
cost per car. Except the car would get humped three times before it got
to its destination. Engine shutdowns to save fuel. Never mind the
twenty minute reboot on the computers. And on and on. Uncle Hunter took
this place over convinced that like CP and CN before we were fat top to
bottom. Guess what Unc? Taint so. Enjoy your meltdown and downsize
because that's the only way he'll be able to satisfy Paul Hydell and
his fund.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

I stand corrected. I thought they did away with those runs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Disp here.

We run Willard/Chicago & Willard/Buffalo

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Amazed


Congratulations! You have single handedly managed to throw everyone off
the topics at hand. Well done company mole!

Puzzled: Your post is an example of the lay down and take it up the
arss problem that exist in our industry. What good does it do to stand
up and do what ever it takes to show CSX that if you steal my pay,
threaten me with insubordination when it isn't warranted, blame me and
my crew member for delay of train when management was the root cause,
stalk us for your failure rates, blame me because you cant get us a
work order on time or jump our ass because we aren't moving when the
power isn't ready and not our fault??????  Maybe we should all have
your attitude and let management continue to think that we are weak low
life blue collar workers who are just puppets and can be intimidated to
sit down and shut up like quiet little boys and girls and speak when
you are spoken too. There are alternative to this. think outside of the
box. An unpredictable work force that stands up for what is right and
shows what is good for the goose is good for the gander is more
effective at getting the point across than one with your attitude.
Maybe you haven't noticed, but CSX does NOT PLAY FAIR OR NICE! They
talk a good talk and play a good game but in the long run they are
unethical and hypocrites to the fullest definition. They screw with the
workforce then the workforce should screw right back. The only
difference is the crews have legitimate legal complaints and federal
violations that need to and should be reported and management has
nothing but bull shitz blame to throw out there!

Name: Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Observer.... take a look at the BA WL board and tell me there's not an
I1 pool, while your at it take a look at the AY BW  and tell me there
is no IP Pool.   So where have you been stupid???  And I don't know
where you work in the network that your lucky to make 50k last time I
checked CO XB Guarantee is more than that..EN XB guarantee is over 3k a
half so do the math on that...

Name: Jamie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Dear mr Harrison I hope you or one of your goons find this I was @
church today and the preacher preached on the rich and I couldn’t help
but to think of you if you own a Bible I pray that you read Luke
16:19–31

Name: Observer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Amazed
Hey stupid, where have you been? Those long pools don't exist anymore.
They got rid of those months ago. There are huge changes in most
railroaders lives that gives them every right to bitch. The guys that
made 100k before might be looking at 50k if they're lucky. If they
haven't flipped your life upside down yet, don't worry, it's coming.
Unless, of course, you're a manager. Csx is still screwing it's
customers intentionally, and our customer base is still shrinking. Our
lines are being negotiated with potential buyers. Where you work now
might not even belong to csx next year. The things people are talking
about on here really are happening. Get your brown nosed head out of
your ass and stop putting down other railroaders.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 November 2017

The abuse of fmla on the weekends is a direct result of an absurd and
unfair attendance policy.  People used to roll each other on the
weekends for the days or maybe lay off a couple of times per month with
no discipline in the past.  What changed?  Their excessive drive for
profits that's what.  Getting rid of a guaranteed work force and
having people who work for them who only care about working and not
much else.  You're talking about 100k per year employees?  How much
were they home?  If you dont have kids or a wife maybe you don't care.
 Maybe you do and they hate you, hell I dont know.  You could be one of
those guys with a 2000 dollar mortgage.  No matter how you twist it,
you can't get on here and take up for this company.

Name: Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Trainmaster......,I didn't downgrade anyone I'm high school educated, 
and  95 percent of the T&E guys I work with made that if not more last
year, what do you think the Willard to Chicago guys make? Or Buffalo to
Willard  or and super pool for that matter 100k is on the low end I can
promise you that....... Lloyd I do have FMLA  to attend VA related
appointment becaus the attendance policy is a joke, you talk about CSX
being unethical, I think some manager are., some aren't. Isn't
usinging FMLA to mark of on a weekend or a holiday unethical? And to
answer you last question I am T&E starting my 9th year next month

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

To Amazed, 
                     I respect your opinion. We are all entitled to
one. However, if you’re going to degrade railroaders for being less
intelligent than you, I suggest you spell check first. 
“appenertly” is not a word. Also, I know of very few craft workers that
earn an average of $100k annually.  And if they do earn that much, it’s
definitely a detriment to their quality of life. We’re talking 65-80
hour work weeks. Even offshore-men get decent time off away from work,
generally 21days on 21days off. Every penny railroaders make is earned.

Name: Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

I don't believe I ever said RR workers are not paid what they are worth
it's an accustomed life style but everyone should have had a pretty
good idea what it was going to be like after a few months, I said I've
never heard people that make 100k a year bitch so much, in you first
response you said this company treats people like dog shit, if that's
the case why do you work for them?  People get on here and spread
rumors they hear in the crew room and they spiral out of control, this
terminal is closing, they are selling this yard to CP or the NS, we are
all going to be out of jobs come the first of the year etc.... that shit
is toxic and spreads like wild fire and works people into a panic.. and
naw I never really lay off no need to when your getting six starts a
week, and for the most part I do exactly what the management says if
I'm working a local or in the yard because more than likely it's the
dumbest way possible to make the move and will take twice as long which
means more OT...

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Dying to know your craft also and what kind of seniority with your mind
set.  Do you have fmla or are you just ass hurt over people who do?  10
times more difficult?  What did you do, dig trenches during Vietnam or
do under water welding?  Don't exaggerate.  This job can be a bitch
some days and if you've never had a bad day you just got lucky.  For
all I know you are at a desk in Jville so maybe it is that easy.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

When you make a comment suggesting that railroaders aren't paid what
they're worth you sound like management or x management.  No one gets
on here and complains about the difficulty of the job.  People bitch
about the unethical shit this company does on a daily.  And your last
post makes you sound just like a yes man who never lays off and does
everything your told with no questions asked.  What would you call
that?  I know what it seems like but you can enlighten me.  Or is it
you just do what you have to so you wont ruffle any feathers?  Your
post was an insult to every railroad member you know.

Name: Amazed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

Brown noser nah a guy that's had jobs 10 times more difficult than
working for CSX For a fraction of the pay ya.... but you strike me as
the guy that's probably pissed off about having to be at work for 8
hours to get 8 hours pay, or the fact you can't sleep at work anymore.
 Or your probably  the guy that's got written up for a rule you clearly
broke and think everyone's out to get you.. for the most part if you
show up on time and do what you suppose to do and not mark off FLMA
every weekend or when your lined up for a shitty run most
Trainmaster's  will leave you alone and more than likely look  the
other way on  small rules violations....  if your the type of guy that
shows up with the mind set "I'm going to fuck them today and make 2
hours worth of work take 12 hours yea your going to have issues, do I
agree with all the changes they are making no,  a lot of it is asinine,
but not difficult,

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

I will make you look like a clown for the next 72 hours with every
response you have so open up a cold one and get started.  Your
statement sounded similar to one I heard from a terminal superintendent
a few years back.  Tell me you're not a manager.  I hope the moderator
knows who you are.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

Amazed....shut your damn mouth.  It's obvious you aren't T&E or
you're just the kind of person that likes balls on your chin choking
on one eyed willy.  Have you read what's been going on...do you have
first hand knowledge...or are you just a fucking low life troll?  Read
the top companies with ethics violations and whistle blower complaints
and find out where this company is on the list.  Did you find it yet? 
Csx is top 10 in both.  This company treats employees just slightly
better than the dog shit you stepped in on your way in the house and
you're telling people to just quit.  You're the same vagina that wont
stand up with their fellow union members and do a comapny a favor or
cross a picket line.  What brought you here anyway hero?  Nobody likes
a brown noser.

Name: Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

I have never heard more whining and complaining from a group of high
school educated men making 100k a year in my life, it's pathetic,
railroading is not rocket science, and not really that difficult,
appenertly most on here have not had real jobs, if your that unhappy
quit, you'll be lucky to find a job making 20 bucks an hour. Most of
you clowns don't realize how good you really have it!!

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

I'm reading some of the post you idiots have made and I just wonder
what the hopeful objective and outcome is to the ones trying to get
everyone to report issues (some rather silly) to the Fra, epa, etc....a
fine ?  Surely you don't think this is going to help you or any of your
causes do you ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2017

Any truth to the rumor that the Lima railyard will no longer be owned by
csx after December 1 2017 ? 
Are they really closing that yard and selling to Genesse & Wyoming ?

Name: DONE IT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

NO FEAR PLEASE!

I've done it before and wont hesitate to do it again. BLOW THE
WHISTLE.....BLOW THE WHISTLE!  CSX is not a federally owned business
that is exempt and highly protected from being charged for breaking the
law. Yes it might seem like they get away with murder but that's only
because no one will stand as a group. CSX is not exempt from following
all state and federal laws.  You seen laws broken every day but do not
say anything about it. You don't report EPA violations. You don't
report FRA violations. Almost everyone is scared to death of
retaliation and this time of the year is the worst. No one wants to be
stalked and put on the street at Christmas time. HH and his band of
warriors are quite aware of this. Why is it so hard for the employees
to understand if you come together as a group and report every single
violation you encounter that the feds cant continue to turn their
heads. Its just sad that the employees work hard and bend over for this
company but they cant put the same effort into standing up to the beast
and do what is right. You want to help out the industries that are
being hurt by the lack of service that is provided? Quit lying on the
on boards. Quit putting time of service in as done on time when you
know good and they were serviced hours late. Take notes. Keep times of
what really happens. Turn it over to the STB. Black smoke rolling out
of engines spitting soot every where, call mechanical every time and
report it to the FRA. Call OSHA when you see chemicals dripping out of
cars. You have toilet drains and oil dripping out of your locomotives
report it immediately. Call FRA and report it. Did you know it is a
serious violation of local and state laws to have this happening? Did
you know this warrants a call to the EPA? Engine house employees have
lost their jobs by the hundreds. Shops are closed. No one can fix a
thing in most terminals now. If we followed all laws and regulations
half the locomotives wouldn't move out of the yards. You have the
power to take control of this mess. Its like beating an old dog over
and over again and you just wont budge. Did you know that these
violations also break state health laws. Vendors and all delivery
service personnel are exposed to these hazards when they come on CSX
property. Report it to your county health department.  You have the
power to do what is right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

The only chance you have to fight this CEO is help from the government.
Pushing for the government to issue a cease and desist to the CEO for
interfering with interstate commerce and numerous contract violations
for both the union and shippers is a great option. Someone needs to tie
that meddling fools hands before he destroys anymore lives. The shippers
coalition is a union alliance must. Maybe together they can stop him.
Others have not banded together and the result was a mess. Do not wait.
Push hard and fast to remove him. He is pushing faster and harder now
that this is his third go around at this. Hunter Harrison is relying on
employees being afraid to comply with the rules in order to move
freight. He is relying on each employee being afraid to stand up and
say something because there will be reprucusions. Essentially silincing
the work force while he has his way. Do not be afraid, under different
circumstances this is considered rape. Legal professionals, not
everyday “I think I am a lawyer but I don’t have a degree” individuals
need to be avoided. This belongs is true professional legal hands.
Every occurrence individually isn’t enough, but all combined there is a
case.

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

Banacek

You are 100% correct with the information you posted. It has already
been brought to the departments attention that engineers are being
threatened with insubordination charges by DTO's and some acting
chiefs if they didn't take the trains after they explained they were
not qualified and brought the FRA law to their attention. This can not
and will not be tolerated. If you see this happening or it happens to
you, you must immediately contact your FRA inspector. File a complaint
with your union representation and if it continues you can file a
formal complaint with the USDOT.

Name: Banacek
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2017

had a fellow engineer tell me about how he was "forced" to take a
train over foreign territory, on which he was not qualified. He's a
younger employee who is scared to stand up due to the current climate.
He was also unaware of the specific requirements set forth in the Code
of Federal Regulation. A complaint is being filed, though i doubt
anything will come of it. But for those who are unsure, the following
is the current reading of the requirement.


Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
e-CFR data is current as of November 21, 2017


Title 49: Transportation 
PART 240—QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS 
Subpart C—Implementation of the Certification Process

§240.231   Requirements for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics in other than joint operations.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no locomotive
engineer shall operate a locomotive over a territory unless he or she
is qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory pursuant
to the railroad's certification program.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, if a
locomotive engineer lacks qualification on the physical characteristics
required by paragraph (a) of this section, he or she shall be assisted
by a pilot qualified over the territory pursuant to the railroad's
certification program.

(1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who is not an assigned crew
member.

(2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired, the
pilot may be any person, who is not an assigned crew member, qualified
on the physical characteristics of the territory.

(c) Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles, and

(1) The track is other than a main track; or

(2) The maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed one mile; or

(3) The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does
not exceed 20 miles per hour; or

(4) Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.

Name: Pino bird brain
E-mail: duh duh dot duh
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2017

Intermodal:  It's dead !

Reason,  STB is tubid.   Like Pine Nuts.  Awful

Dumb Nuts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 November 2017

They can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

I hope you are right. The gossip I heard came from one of our
trainmasters that is quitting.

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Gossip 
All bull. Just negotiated our agreement terms. Other class 1 RR ym are
non union and are supervisors. Want us to go that way. Destroy another
union.  HH is hell bent to break the unions.

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

Did anybody hear about all the yardmaster jobs on the system being
abolished?

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Union brother 
What's this tm's name? What rule was being discussed? Had to be
something going on for him to say that.  What yard. Don't just post
half the info.  Do we need to be looking out for a write up on a rule
now they are changing to get us on? this tm sounds like he was giving
you a warning!

Name: Made a difference
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2017

Loco 10-20/cond. 1/10 
I have no idea how long either one of you have been employed but if you
have 10 years or better then you both have learned nothing or just
haven't bothered to pay attention. Let's first address the comment
that the trainmaster made about rules interpretations.  It works both
ways. If your having a problem with a supervisor using a rule for
negative impact and you feel your interpretation is the correct one,
you can take the issue to the rules department. There was a problem
with this many years ago and employees began flooding the rules
department with phone calls and emails. Because of this a system notice
was issued that settled the problems. I believe there were at least 10
rules that were addressed and the final and binding interpretations was
given by the rules department. If you want a rule problem settled then
it is up to you and your fellow workers to stand up and start asking
the questions.  The problem will not settle itself.
Now to the second issue. If anyone ever encounters a supervisor who is
unethical and head hunting as you call it, then you have an ethics
hotline to call. Do not think for one moment that your calls are
ignored. They are not. If a supervisors name is continuously reported
then there will be an inquiry. Rumors and gossip will get you no where.
If you witness or you are involved in a situation take notes. Dates,
times, location, witnesses and the exact wording of the conversation
will help with your complaints. If a pattern developes with a
supervisors actions it will be uncovered. Similar complaints from
fellow workers are usually a good indicator that a real problem exist.
No matter how much you doubt the validity of the ethics hotline it is a
better option to utilize than doing nothing at all. All crafts have
union representation. If you feel you are having continuous issues with
a supervisor you can bring it to the attention of your local.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

We were just told by one of our trainmasters that the rules are open to
interpretation. There is absolutely no integrity in this outfit as far
as management goes. They are all liars and they're all sacrificing our
jobs to make themselves look better to people who have less integrity
than they do! Anyone else spot the irony here?

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

To rr family...

One of the most positive posts I have ever seen on here,  happy
thanksgiving to you as well no matter who you are. And amen, God works
in mysterious ways. Not trying to take away some of the very tough
challenges we as railroaders face. Financial or any other burdens. I’m
sure we can all be thankful for something. Strange how the almighty
dollar determines most of our life here on earth but when we are done
here, the almighty dollar is not going to mean anything to any of us
that have passed on. It will be faith in Jesus Christ that determines
us after death, not how many dollars we had here on earth.

Name: RR family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Everyone!  

Even though that horrible CEO has taken over and disrupted so many
lives let's not forget that it's Thanksgiving. We all have something
to be thankful for. If not out jobs then the love of family,friends,a
home,a loyal pet or our health. Let's all stop for just a few minutes
and thank someone for something good they have brought to our lives. Be
positive even if things seems hopeless. God works in mysterious ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Vote no.  If it goes to an emergency board hopefully we get something
better. If not they will recommend we take it or they will force it on
us

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Lloyd
"Negative morale" is not up for negotiation.
It's no secret that HH doesn't give a shit about you or me. Put in
your hours and collect a paycheck.
As far as the contract is concerned, I believe we will end up better
off ratifying it than if we leave it up to the government. Your ideal
contract isn't one of our options as far as I can tell.

VOTE YES

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

Once they have a move date CSX buys it. This article states their
homeless. They sold their house on their own before they had a definite
move date.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Do you think your union negotiated this contract in your best interests
and do you think your raise over this contract outweighs the rise in
health care costs and the negative morale within this company?  If so
then your vote should be yes.  If you think the people representing you
could have done better and that we should start being treated like human
beings rather than a liability then maybe your vote should be no. 
Either way, please think about the future and not your short term
bonus.  Be safe out there brothers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Ok, so let me get this straight.  The company buys the dispatchers house
through appendix 2 without there being a definite move date?  You
leaving something out non-employee?

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

I don't give 2 shits or feel sorry about a dispatcher that gets a
moving truck and company buys their house through appendix 2. I read
the homeless article. Lots of facts left out of it. Like selling a
house before you get a definite move date. What did the ATDA do for the
Ex Huntington dispatchers that were cut off?  ATDA got the NS
dispatchers on the Central division that got closed a 170,000 dollars
to cut ties with the company or 6 years of New York Dock. 
Unbelievable!!! There's Union for ya!!!

Name: Columbus
E-mail: nothankyou@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I haven't seen morale this low in my whole career. Everybody, including
managers, hate coming to work. It's pretty sad because CSX could be a
great company with happy employees. It's mind blowing that one man can
change a fortune 300 company....

Name: Sh*tsandwich
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I hate it for all the men and women who have loss their jobs or who have
suffered hardships under this minister of PSRR.    He has truly messed
over the train dispatchers.    The rumor is he is wearing adult diapers
now alongside his Vader mask.  How can a man get a million dollar
contract when he can't even purchase life insurance.  


Kellogg's is getting bent over now with about 500 of their employees
and another 1000+ spin off jobs.   We can't strike because of damage
to commerce but this lunatic can get away with his bullshit.

Name: ExTraH Bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Danville losing all yards jobs. Decatur sold off to ADM. All business
tranfering to NS. We're fucked. Battleship sunk.

Name: Paul revere
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

HH. Is just a symptom to deeper, more insidious problem..the bod/mantle
ridge,.He is just a tool to use for there ends.HH could croak tomorrow
and he will just be replaced with someone who will emulate there
business practices,the board is not complacent, it is compliced.Even
the government agencies,fra,stb, can not/WILL NOT intervene...they
should just rename us to cnx

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Yup, he surely would.

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

Engineer 1-10 yrs.

PUSSY!!!! You'd probably cross a picket line to work.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

HH is a schyster, a crook, a snake oil salesman. Precision Railroading
is a bullshit scam, a pyramid scheme that looks good on paper from all
the accounting gimmicks, obfuscated metrics, and smoke and mirrors.
Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining. The REAL
railroaders that are left standing will be tasked with cleaning up this
mess after this clown and his masters pull their ripchords on their
golden parachutes and float off into the sunset. HH should be sharing a
cell with Bernie Madoff. He ain't worthy of shining the shoes of the
real men who built this railroad. Now go home and get your f@#king
shinebox!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.

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

Vote yes you retards

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

Csx truly sucks!!

http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/20/general-mills-plant-facing-reduced-csx-rail-service/

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

Conductor 1-10 yrs.

PUSSY!!!!

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2017

ok, so we are just suppose to let the railroads screw us because other
people outside of the railroads are getting screwed by the companies
they work for.  I dont think so.  you vote however you want but, I'm
voting no.  Some of our brothers and sisters have sick kids or spouses.
 the proposed contract is gonna make it harder on those families.  The
railroads are making record profits.  csx is paying some old guy 300
million dollars to sell assets and lay people off. its all bs.

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

You guys look pathetic pleading for people to "vote no" on here. You
act like you're honestly going to get a better deal with today's
economy and business ethics. Probably the same people saying no that
want the hourly wage. So many people in this company who either don't
know cause they've only ever worked here, or forgot what its like in
other professions. You could be breaking your back for 70 hours a week
in a steel mill for an OK paycheck, working for $20 bucks an hour as a
L.E.O. risking your life everyday, or you can keep getting fatter
sitting in the seat and collect your already above average paycheck
thinking you deserve more. This contract, while important, should be
the last of your worries. How about all your union brothers losing jobs
throughout the system as they keep cutting terminals and jobs? Wheres
the union comradery there?

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

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/11/20/employed-homeless-as-csx-changes-plans-dispatchers.html

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/in-pictures-inside-hunter-harrisons-335-acre-horse-ranch/article33375195/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

So L@N phonie dispatcher can they stay with you and your momma in
Idaho???

Name: D Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Well, i have been swayed i will vote no,even if it means trumps lackys
give us something worse. I think no matter what, we get the contract
and HH side letters will soon follow, im just gonna sit back and wacth
the horror show unfold, to all my brothers and sisters be proud of what
you do but always remember this job doesnt define us we worked hard to
get here and i hope we fight like hell to take it back, never give up
never settle for less and please never ever become one of the "we r
just lucky to have a job" pepole. HH is putting his hand in our
pockets, taking our time from our family's and treating us like
replaceable workers, we are highly trained professionals that have many
skills and an unmatched ability to adapt to changing work conditions,
and can change our plans on the fly to complete our tasks, stand firm
stand together dont be the weak link

Name: vote no
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

please, vote no on the proposed contract.  The railroads are making
record profits.  Now is the time to stand up and fight for a good
contract.  Please brothers and sisters vote no.  Its not a good
contract. we give up too much in the proposed contract.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

To Locomotive Engineer with less than 1 year of service; 
It’s imperative that you and everyone else read this contract proposal
in its entirety. The $220 a month is only agreed upon until the end of
2019. At that point it can and probably will increase drastically .
Also keep in mind that your deductibles for individual and family are
increasing to $350/$700. That’s quite the hike. As per work rule
changes, the national agreement is just a guideline in my opinion. The
individual carrier can go back and make amendments as they see fit. I’d
rather work without a contract for the next 8 years than keep giving up
more and more of our hard earned benefits. If CSX can afford to pay one
man $300 million for 4 years, they can afford to leave our health
insurance alone and give us 3% cost of living raises annually. We have
the right to self-help (strike) after the PEB meetings conclude. Let’s
see how it plays out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Vote No!  Then vote these union leaders out.  Those fools ain't no
better then the company using scare tactics.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

F$@k concessions and HH. Every contract for the last 15 years we've had
to give up something, meanwhile the railroads boast of record profits.
Stuff this contract in the pockets of HH's gasoline draws he'll be
wearing when he splits the gates of Hell wide open. Grow a pair and
vote NO!

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

Contact Vote: do what you think best.
Yeah, could be better - easily could be worse.
Don't think I want to count on favorable PEB recommendations
should things come to that.  
Remember 1991?   Want to see work rule changes back on the table?    
Many people are extremely upset & worried about health-care costs. 
Don't know about the MofW insurance experts - MofW is the same outfit
that tried for full rail retirement at less than age 60 - that didn't
get very far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

Loco/engineer, how can you really think that this shit insurance is the
way to go. Just because others have crap insurance doesn't mean we
should drop towards their level. The M&W union has hired insurance
specialists that can save the railroads over a 100 million with a new
plan and keep most of what we have now. It's time to fight guys not
just roll over and take it in the ass. Vote NO!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

Beware.... it may be a shit deal, but you will not get a better deal.if
you don't like the health care part go buy some government health
insurance. I looked into it and for us to pay $220 A month is a deal.
Compare what you can get on the open market and compare where we will
have if it passes.just go to Obama care page and you can see for
yourself. We actually don't have bad insurance compare to what other
people pay. Now you can all call me a asshole or I do t know what I'm
talking about... I know it's coming. Just stating my opinion.

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

TO: Had Enough
               A wise choice to tighten up in expenses. Look around.
You will see a few tight wads, running old pickups, thrifty lunches,
socking away emergency funds. Then you see folks with big Applebee
dinners, new Silverado's with extra chrome, etc. added, who luck out
on a good half or two, and decide to let $$$ rip. If you have ever been
a student you know what Ramen noodles and recycled tea bags are. NOW:
what are you doing for the future job?. I doubt EHH will be any more
eager than the previous gang to pay for courses, although so much is on
line internet, which helps a lot! Getting up after 3rd shift and going
to class, leaving class at 8pm, killing time til 3rd shift starts, etc
is far worse than going on line from home in PJs. If necessary PAY for
courses, study u-tube for things you can learn, build a resume (some
schools call it a portfolio)so when the abandon ship order comes from
JAX you have started the foundation for a new job, volunteer apprentice
for free part time job to learn how to do timing belts or struts,
install prehung steel doors, clean engines (see Chris Fix on u tube)
install brakes and rotors, etc. AND, try to stay healthy. No drunks, no
weight gain, all hard to do when RR lifestyle seems a deliberate attempt
to cause health problems.

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

Reading comprehension is not a strength, I see.  I didn't stop paying
union dues & remain employeed. I put my family first & left CSX in
April. Didn't want to sit around & wait to get fired or furloughed.
I'm home every night & every weekend. Taken the family to more
amusement parks this year than every year at CSX combined. It has been
great. What I said in my original post, if you would reread it, is that
I haven't been in the union since April but these SMART morons sent me
a ballot anyway. How do you guys suggest I vote since it won't affect
me anyway......

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

Vote No!  Not sure how I will survive if this contract passes.  I got a
sick child and meet the out of pocket every year.  The proposed
agreement doubles the out of pocket in which I will still meet.  I'd
take my chances with the PEN.  Why would they propose anything less
then what was already offered.  Crew consist agreement would never
happen this round anyways.

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

GET SMART!

The writing is on the wall and every seasoned railroader knows that if
the Union wants the proposal passed it will be. A no vote is a yes
vote. When was the last time anyone was able to force a recount or has
even challenged the unions.  No one sticks together or even wants to
try. There was a post on here from someone who said they quit paying
their dues in april. Let him explain how he has done it and see how
long he has a job after the company finds out and they fire him.  My
family has made a big decision. we will ride this contract out. In the
meantime we are cutting corners on everything. No more wasted money
spent. No big purchases. No more designer clothes for the kids. No more
eating out. Cheap bread and peanut butter for everyone. Every dime we
can stick in the bank we are doing and waiting to see what happens
later on down the road. If you guys are wise you will do the same
thing. This isn't a joke anymore. This clown is going to be here
awhile unless his lungs finally give out. Better get your heads out of
the sand and start thinking about your families future!

Name: vote no
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

vote no on the proposed contract.  its a shit deal!!!

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?

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

Got my new contract voting documents in the mail yesterday.  Only
problem is, I haven't been a union member since April.  Saw the
writing on the wall with old Hunter & got out before I was shown out. 
The union dickheads must not realize I haven't been paying dues since
April & sent me a ballot.  How do you boys want me to vote?  Inclined
to vote "no" just to be a dick, but figured I would ask first.  Let
me know.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Getting ready to spread a little Christmas cheer down here in Jax.  Were
canceling all contract employees'  bonuses.  Due to the loss of
business which has nothing to do with our current leadership or lack
there of.   We will all be working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Years.   All vacation  and personal leave days  will paid in lieu of. 



For all T&E employees we will be taking up donations to purchase the
Old Man a gift.   See your current supervisor for details.

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

What are you hearing in Jax?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Jax here. The sh%# is hitting the fan here. Major changes soon.

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

Management will receive a bonus this year.  In Q2, HH was talking up a
200% bonus to Ops management however after service issues of Q3, the
150% number is where it is at now.  Q4 #'s will finalize it.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Re: I Am

Amen, Brother!!! Evil prevails when good men do nothing.

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

Love how CSX states how metrics have improved since the summer and how
they changed how it is measured since then.  Can't even compare dwell
and velocity to other railroads now. So does a train parked outside the
yard count towards dwell time or velocity?

Name: I AM!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

EVERYONE!!!!

It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas. If the rumors are true and HH is
planning on not letting any jobs lay in on Christmas then it truly has
become a place from hell to work for! It is bad enough that they lay
jobs in on Christmas and refuse to allow anyone who has days on the
books to use them to cover that day when they couldn't get them by
bidding but now they want everyone to be on call like mules just like
any other day of the year.  If he does this then you all know that he
is no better than the devil himself. Mark off for church. Mark off for
your religious rights. Mark off sick. Mark off how ever you chose. Send
the message that your families come first on this holiday no matter how
evil he his and you will not let him come in between you and your
family on this holy day.  I have already bought my plane tickets and
will spend this sacred holiday with my family. I don't care how many
points they punish me with. I refuse to let the evil take my time away
from me and my family to Celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone does the
right thing and stands up for their rights as I will. Discipline me.
Give me your points. Threaten me with your nasty availability letter. 
I wont be the one burning in hell in the end!

Name: go shippers
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/15-csx-shippers-still-problems

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Hearing the closure of IM terminals has begun and Evansville will be no
more after 30 days.  Look for more closures as HH and his lieutenants
double down. 

NS's out of the park Q3 results has put pressure on HH.  Analysts have
begun to figure out that Precision Railroading is really asset and
service reduction.  NS is growing revenue and carloads while also
improving the OR.  CSX merchandise carloads are flat or declining, and
not keeping pace with NS or other class one's.  This has caught the
eye of the analysts and investment community, however many still remain
HH's Kool Aid drinkers.  

Look for HH to double down on cutting assets (people, expenses &
service) as arrogance is blind to the reality.  HH's approach does not
work in short haul markets which have an abundance of modal competition
and source choices by customers.  

Stay safe! 

Sell, Sell, Sell!

Name: Sugar bear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

To the guy asking about engineer bonus, I heard they were thinking of
being fair from now on and gonna give engineers half bonus and
conductors half bonus

Name: Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Heard they maybe closing the Willard yard soon. Anyone else hear this

Name: Hanging in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

T&E

HH has cut everything so bad we cant even do minor repairs for anything
anymore. The budget is so tight we are running out of supplies for the
crews and are being threatened constantly if we cant get bad motors up
and running with a band aid out to the next location. We are getting
service trucks in late as well.  Its only going to get worse, so please
try to understand that our hands are tied just as bad as yours. We have
3 more guys leaving in the next two weeks. Already put in their
notices. Most are going to Amtrak or looking at short line work. No one
wants to come back to replace the guys leaving either. 
Its the engineers who have control over all of this. Shop engines. Call
the fra and complain. A lot of engineers are taking stuff we know darn
well should be shopped but we cant do it. We are threatened just as
much as everyone else to get the junk rolling on the rails no matter
what. Guys just want to leave instead of blowing the whistle and maybe
getting blackballed by csx.  Don't know what else to tell you.  You
want things to change its going have to be up to the crews.

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

These fools at CSX are putting all their time and effort into precision
scheduled railroading.  Railroads have been around for over 200 years
and they act like they had a eureka moment scheduling freight.  We are
doomed to fail with that plan.

Name: Old dogs nevrt die
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 November 2017

•New CEO Hunter Harrison is brash -- moving fast and breaking things 

•But is this old school CEO too brazen for investors? 

•Then there’s the overhang of potential health issues that could have
CSX stock way ahead of itself 


Hunter Harrison, the railroad tycoon, knows how to run a railroad, but
running CSX (CSX) is proving to be an entirely new beast. For the
72-year old that now uses oxygen regularly and works from home. He’s
been working in the rail industry since he was 18 years old. He has the
resume, having worked turnarounds at Canadian Pacific (CP), Canadian
National (CNI) and Illinois Central, but I remain skeptical of what he
can do with CSX. In large part, a lot of any efficiency improvements
that Harrison might bring have already been baked in. That is, CSX
trades at a steep premium to other railroad companies and its operating
metrics really aren't that bad. So to say that Harrison can surpass
what he did at Canadian Pacific - which is now considered the industry
leader - remains fool hearted.


CSX trades at 26x earnings. Canadian Pacific is at 18x and its top
rival Norfolk Southern (NSC) trades at 19x. Meanwhile, CSX's returns
on equity and operating margin are already in line with Norfolk -- both
of which operate on the East Coast and have to deal with the maze-like
routes through cities.


The massive run-up.


Before Harrison announced plans to join CSX as CEO, shares were trading
at $37, they now trade at $49 - that’s near $11 billion in value that
Harrison has created before even joining the company. The market has
already baked in all the gains that Harrison may or may not bring to
CSX, projecting the past (Canadian Pacific, Canadian National) into the
future. It took Harrison two-years to get Canadian Pacific’s market cap
up by $19 billion.


Harrison has a four-year contract with CSX, one that might be hard to
finish, especially with rising health concerns. No one knows the extent
to Harrison's current health issues other than he’s on oxygen for the
most part of the day. Harrison has said that the Mayo Clinic is working
diligently to figure out his condition.



































































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Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Yes, we’ll get a bonus. A couple extra dabs of Vaseline around the rim
to ease the pain.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Does anybody think the engineers will get any bonus this year?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

If all employees sold their stock it would only amount to 2% of the
total shares...quit thinking it would be some huge impact.

Name: F*!k you pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Hey dumbass. Look before crossing tracks. That's your responsibility.
Do you fly through intersections without looking? Do you sit on the
toilet before you look to see if the lid is up? It's 9 billion percent
your fucking fault if you get hit by a train. Gates are a courtesy for
stupid people and assholes. Do you think we speed up for cars? Do you
think we sneak around corners? Stop crying about this dumb shit. It
makes you look even dumber than what we already know you are. If you
are walking on the tracks and get hit, that's even dumber. Who can't
see or feel a train coming???

Name: Osborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Chuck deaton is a slime ball, what kind of real man steals money from a
little league team? What a worthless turd! You are a disgrace to
humanity. If you would steal from kids I'm sure you would steal from
csx or worse your own co workers. You don't deserve to even have your
job you disgusting puke!

Name: Railroad guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!

Name: Conductor NE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

I'm selling mine right now. I'm not going to let this thief Hunter
destroy my retirement nest egg!

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS!
 
Us employees are watching this place unravel at an alarming rate. Many
of us had hoped that Hunter Harrison was going to reveal some real
changes that would really turn this company around. But NO, it isn't
happening! 

He's a HOAX, a CON MAN. a BULLSHIT artist of epic proportions! 

Those of us who have worked here for many decades have seen many
management styles. Some better than others. This guy has nothing! He is
making changes around here that are just devastating our customers,
Slowing down the operation. Chasing away customers. Then he lies about
it to Wall St. and comes up with fake stats. that show things
improving, when they are most definitely NOT!

 This part of the railroad where I work has managed to stay fluid up
until recently, mostly because he hasn't made any big changes, up till
now. Now he has modified things drastically and everything is coming
unglued! WE ARE CHASING AWAY ALL OUR BEST CUSTOMERS! He has his goons
threatening the workforce to the point that everyone feels that they
are going to all be fired tomorrow. Now the men are just blindly
following orders given, by men who haven't a clue about the operation,
and who are one making bad decision after another. We aren't even
questioning it anymore! If you question anything you are severely
punished. 

 The board of directors are all in Hunters pocket and will not go
against him. He is scuttling this ship, and it is going down. Most of
us employees are stockholders as well.

AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK!

YOU SHOULD TOO!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Csx is the only class 1 not hiring conductors right now wtf

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Precision Railroading not working!
Stock continues to slide!
Desperate people do desperate things!
Force solutions onto problems!
Never works and never will!
Dedicated work force pays the price!
Pathetic!
Hedge fund almost turning to phase #4!
Hit and run!
Bernie Madoff in prison!
Enron Exec died in prison! Karma? I think so!
You cannot increase stock price by reducing your volume
of business by 50%!
That is called falsely inflating stock price!
Many before Hunter are in prison for this!
Unfortunately the good guys(Blue Collar Employees) will pay the price!
Remember when you think you are above all else, the clock never stops
ticking!
KARMA is alive and well!!!
Believe it or not!!
72 is not that old to be tethered to an Oxygen Machine!
Karma Stage One!!!!

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

http://clarkstown.dailyvoice.com/news/details-released-after-csx-train-clips-suv-in-clarkstown/726834/

Details Released After CSX Train Clips SUV In Clarkstown

The bunch of baboons running railroad safety should be informed that
this railroad crossing was CLOSED on paper three years-10 months ago
isn't closed at all. The crossing number 507069A plugged into the
Federal Railroad-bought Administration crossing inventory plainly shows
CLOSED 01/10/2014. The latitude/longitude on the inventory
41.0854549,-73.9617328 plugged into Google maps is right on with the
picture in the article.

Then one has to figure that the Google map drivers wouldn't go on
PRIVATE roads with the crossing having PRIVATE crossing signs so the
crossing has been inventoried wrong since at least 1970. Private
meaning no qualification for crossing safety signal funding. Not even
train horns till the last second. 

507069A CLOSED 01/10/2014
41.0854549,-73.9617328

So how do 60 ding a ling train jockeys a day, track maintenance
checkers, Feds, state, and the greedy tube head with the bad kitchen
chairs miss this?

Name: Ol noname
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Furloughs started in new castle. Eliminated north Baltimore pool and
threw everyone in F1 pool

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

And all that is happening on Hunter Harrison's watch.  If there is
employee push-back it's because of Harrison.  If there are protest
it's because of Harrison.  If we deside to strike it will be because
of Harrison.  When the customers don't get worked it will be under
Harrison's reign.  Intimidation, harrasment and taking weekends away
and ruining the little quality of life we have will not make things
better.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

SAME OLD  CRAP


As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains
on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered
days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated
class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP
stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but
they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average
over the last five years than CSX.  On top of that how can anyone risk
putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years
they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or
their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old
head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took
over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors
don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to
day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but
stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid
enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some
day.  We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record
of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now,
its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its
only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared
for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start
documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property
to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing
the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a
yardmaster if you cant find a TM.
Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are
not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the
trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting
built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have
to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are
waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO
WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE
THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely
states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need.
It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper
paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you
don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are
getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are
sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant
do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the
status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's
going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them
to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so
much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job
done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault
that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they
want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to
pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident
does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the
trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't
allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do
back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on.

The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better
wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on
duty. Its all men for themselves now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Willard car department mechanic carmen took a big hit was 54 guys now
down to 24 lucky to still holding but with over 20 years who would
think you'd need to worry. Was toldcould be more but right now that
was all. What a mess

Name: UNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

UNION PUSHBACK!!!!!

As of now it has been reported that at least 6 BLET union LC have been
pulled out of service for violation of the new Cell phone policy. It
has been stated that Union reps are not exempt and will not be allowed
to use their phones for texting or for forwarding emails while they are
on duty even if they are in a crew room and waiting for paperwork or
their trains to arrive. What this all boils down to is all LC will have
to do union business on their own time at home or when they are marked
off and at their AFHT. Expect to see more LC marked off for Union
business and rightfully so. The company's stance is that their
communications are not company business.

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

Foote in the building, expect changes and announcements soon.  
MI lines and St Louis line for sale?  
All is not well with the investors
HH to take more aggressive actions

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 November 2017

"CSX is a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span......."

FWIW:  More likely a 5+ decade span.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

EVERYBODY

Ex Lc is right!  I saw this stuff happening. That corporate  post is a
warning. I couldn't check the jobs I could hold on vacancies
yesterday. The information was missing. They got everything in a mess.
They are messing with everyone's seniority. They still have pay
tickets messed up too. Keep saying its a computer program error but
that's bull! They say this every time they are in the middle of
pulling something. How could a company as large as CSX have such a
screwed up computer program as they have! They have been using this
line for years. You all better start looking at your stuff and blowing
your LC's phone up.

Name: X owner
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

2 Top Railroad Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid



Beware of the turnaround sequel
Shares of CSX jumped more than 20% last January, after word leaked that
activist fund Mantle Ridge would attempt to replicate the turnaround
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management spearheaded at
Canadian Pacific. CSX's stock eventually hit an all-time high as part
of the excitement. 

Part of the CSX playbook was recruiting 72-year-old Hunter Harrison,
the architect of the CP turnaround, to run the U.S. railroad. Harrison
was named CEO of CSX in March.

CSX freight train in Washington, D.C. Image source: National
Transportation Safety Board, via Flickr.

It's still early in the process, but so far the big winners were the
existing CSX investors who took their gains as soon as the activists
got involved. So far Harrison's playbook of slashing costs and
streamlining operations has at least initially led to service delays
and added rail congestion.

The STB, the industry's regulator, in September held a public session
to hear complaints from shippers about CSX service disruptions.

CSX tends to run shorter routes through more congested, urban areas
compared to its Western and Canadian Peers, making streamlining a more
complicated proposition. The company, thanks to the stock run-up, is
also by some measures the most expensive in the sector. Add in that
Harrison has had health issues and the faith that the turnaround will
be completed and the valuation will be justified must be brought into
question.

CSX, a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span, culminating with the disastrous 1999 takeover of
Conrail, certainly has considerable costs to trim and efficiencies to
be extracted. But previous efforts to do so have ended up as quagmires.
There's no compelling reason to be confident this time will be any
different.

SELL SELL SELL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Stand up and fight like your job depends on it. Because it does. No one
is exempt on the roster. From the very top to the very bottom. The
hourly rate is smoke and mirrors. It is just another way of taking
advantage of you. After all, you really think EHH wants to pay you
more? It’s lies.

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

Haha, a merger!!  Csx is already to much for Hunter to handle.

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Those damn service problems,train derailments,injuries,stb hearings!
Well it looks as if a merger is the only way to fix this mess I created
congressman,so I'll need your help to cut though the red tape to make
it happen!

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

M&W

Your boys there better hold onto their hats. HH will order that the
qualified conductors no matter how much seniority they have be forced
onto the jobs until they get others qualified. He will put money in the
Union pockets long enough to keep their mouths shut so he can get it
done. He will claim it is an emergency and it must be done in order to
keep US commerce freight moving. They are already pulling this shit on
the Great lakes division and getting away with it. They have forced
several engineers off their chosen jobs that they rightfully got
awarded on their bid cards on to jobs that no one else was qualified to
fill. The youngest set back engineers should have been set up and forced
to qualify on those jobs with the senior men they made fill the jobs but
they wouldn't do it.  When HH makes everything one great big extra
board it wont matter anyway. You will go where ever they want you to go
and you will have no seniority anymore. Its coming. Its already happened
on other divisions. The Unions aren't doing a damn thing to stop it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

The FRA, STB and board of direct are all fools for letting Hunter run
amuk and the United States Transportation System.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Ha...ha .....ha....,dumb fuck hunter harrison and his minions turned all
of buffalos frontier yard yard jobs today into RCO'S. all at one time.
The problem is no one is qualified on the RCOs!! The few that are
qualified work the road or niagara falls and don't want those shifty
lead jobs with weekdays off. instead of putting one RCO job at the time
he did them all on the same day. Hunters way" bull in the china shop"
approach . im sure some junior employees will eventually fill the
vacancies.  Let me talk to you hunter one on one...... you want people
to go on those jobs give them better days off stupid!!!  Ya I want to
work days get shit on and have Monday and Tuesday off! Hey
hunter...look at all the OT that is piling up in buffalo again,
trainmasters fucking your budget up!

Name: GoFUCKyourselfHUNTER
E-mail: IBETULIKE2KNOWFUCKHUNTER.COM
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2017

PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!!! WE NEED TO FINISH THIS OFF NOW!!!!! LET'S
GET THIS JOB DONE AND ...... ASK FOR FORGIVENESS LATER!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

https://www.usef.org/compete/competitions
This is a link of horse events that should be picketed if possible. At
least to let HH’s friends know who he really is.

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

Nice job organizing these protest across the system.  Time to organize
wildcat strikes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Ive see the harm this person has done to my family members...It'no big
secret where the person lives, not hard to find this persons location
if you look on the internet.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2017

Think RRs ever did or ever will care about an employee's life quality? 
Heck, darn few, if any companies do. Expected just to be really grateful
to have a job that pays & has some benefits.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2017

WERE IS THE FRA??????


The HH regime doesn't give a rats ass about safety of any crew member.
All he cares about is padding the stock holders pockets with money and
is own damn over seas accounts.  The FRA has an fatigue department and
have done studies for years on the stress the railroad creates on the
crews. It took rear end collisions and derailments of dangerous
hazardous materials and evacuations of towns before they finally got
the good sense to give the crews more hours of rest. At one time they
stepped in and put a stop to CSX making every new engineer fresh out of
school qualify on every inch of rail that was in their division. There
was just too damn much and NO ONE was getting properly qualified.
People took the best notes they could and prayed they were paired up
with someone who knew what they were doing. Then out of the blue the
FRA allowed it to start happening again. Some terminals have as much as
800 miles of rail to learn along with local and road switching jobs and
yard jobs as well. All one big board does is reduce the need for
manpower but puts double the stress on the crews that are left. One big
board is a sentence to hell and HH knows it. One day your on the road
and gone for 2 days, get home work a yard job, next day a local, then
the road east, then the road west and on and on.  Its the worst quality
of life ever. No one can plan a damn thing because they never know where
the hell they are going to be day by day.  I cant understand for the
life of me why in the hell our unions aren't standing up and saying
enough is enough. This isn't a slave plantation out here. We don't
use workers like mule horses and then harass and intimidate the hell
out of them. Its like they want us to crack. THey want us to buckle
under the pressure. No one but a railroad family understand what we
have to deal with. The public is clueless. I don't know about you but
I think its about time we started looking at other options on who is
representing us at the table. Our seniority is getting slowly ripped
out from under us too. What the hell is happening.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2017

The Harrison regime wanting to remove weekend off days?  No one should
be surprised.  

Don't think the unions are selling out but it sure seems like they are
being bullied.  

Not uncommon for a terminal to have combined extra lists.  The main
hassle with that is staying abreast of all & any changes & updates to
all the jobs\territories that en extra board employee can be called to
work\operate on -- being & staying truly qualified everywhere. 

Worked in a terminal for many yrs. that had a combined road pool. Was
like that until the Conrail split-up takeover. Could be east one trip,
west the next, north or south the next & also included operating on
foreign RRs & in their yards.  Was a bitch = very, too darn stressful. 


Some can get by with that - many cannot.  Sorry CSX but the combining
of pools is just not nearly as safe as having separate pools with
people that work 'em used to & knowing their assignments & what's all
expected of them.  Why create problems?

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

Major talks about removing Saturday and Sunday off days from as many 
yard and local jobs as they can. Customer doesn't work the weekend? to
bad not our problem. make it as miserable as possible to get what he
wants. Also no more 1-6 hours to notify yourself after being to placed.
1 hour at a time. And after so many times pushing it off Crew caller (
human ) will be calling to notify you.

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

Cond


Havent heard that but have heard the have already combined the road
pools on some divisions. Lost all their seniority. Only thing it is
good for now is bidding on vacations. Years of the Union making sure
your years of hard work and dedication to wait and earn seniority to
hold a good job have gone down the drain.  The unions are selling us
all out.  As for combining road extra boards  they better start getting
a plan together to assign training crews because I myself am not
qualified to run both direction on our division. Never have been and
never planned on it.  I got enough  years I would never have to  and I
will be god damned if I have to go out and learn a whole new territory
if they force everyone to be one big extra board. Don't need this
crap.  HH will win.  I will resign!

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

Heard company gave notice to combine all road extra boards at
originating terminals.  Any Truth to this?

Name: Qs 235
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

Anybody hear the A&S  is buying Roselake Yard

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

Guess the hamlet guys going to move to other yards...lots of guys going
to be home for Xmas

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2017

You all know whats funny?  People asking about job advice on here.  I
love it.

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

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

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

Any Avon carmen here?  Applied for the carman position in Avon the other
day and got an email saying I moved to the next step just wondering
what's goin on over there.

Name: Pobert rines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2017

If you get hit by a train, you were on tracks, in which case you should
have looked before going across. It's your fucking fault stupid. It's
your fault. Trains don't turn to hit people. You were in the way. You
are dumb.

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

So Name: Retard ---So CSX must have like Devin Kelley times three plus 1
working the bullets hiding behind the train masks huh?

So the """retard""" handle like L@N acting like RRer all purpose
clown.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2017

Is doubtful if other RR heads have a whole lot of faith in or respect
Harrison much, if at all.  Been making shareholders happier - at least
somewhat, so far.  Someone will inherit\take over the business, rail
shipment traffic that the csx now doesn't seem to want.  Maybe the
other rail companies are just fine with what's happening at csx. Been
posted on this particular website many times: the big shots plan things
(or are supposed to) for years - the employees & their unions usually
have to play catch-up. Only time will tell.....

Name: just a question from a redneck
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and
laugh as he destroys csx? 

when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long
will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused?
 or will csx ever recover?   

and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other
names such as bernard madoff and enron?

i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a
beer.

Name: Retard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 November 2017

So what you are saying, pines, is that 79 people were too fucking stupid
to know that trains might happen to show up where there are tracks???
Jesus man. You see tracks, you stop and look whether there is a gate or
not. Whoever is too stupid to know that deserves the consequences. It's
the paint chip theory. If you're dumb enough to eat paint chips,
that's nature's way of saying you're not necessary in human
population. I believe you are one of those. Grab a bowl of (paint)
chips and go for a walk on some tracks with some headphones on and do
us all fucking favor!! See ya stupid.

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

Looks like the first eight months this year it's taking CSX like
256,000 less train miles between kills for the PERCISION killings. Or
SCRAPES as the railroad brass laughingly calls the victims.

SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ]
January To August, 2016
Total train miles: 55,626,008
Total fatalities: 63
(882,953 miles traveled)
Total nonfatal conditions: 350
GX: Total fatalities: 17     
GX: Total nonfatal conditions: 81    
Trespasser: Total fatalities: 45
Trespasser: Total nonfatal conditions: 60
EMPLOYEES ON DUTY CASES: 174   
Total fatalities:  0
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ]
January To August, 2017
Total train miles: 49,511,757
Total fatalities: 79
(626,731 miles traveled)
Total nonfatal conditions:      375  
GX: Total fatalities: 23     
GX:Total nonfatal conditions:119    
Trespasser: Total fatalities: 53 
Trespasser: Total nonfatal conditions: 62
EMPLOYEES ON DUTY CASES: 177   
Total fatalities: 2

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Csx continues to disappoint and refuses to admit there's a problem.

Here's the right link.


https://www.freightwaves.com/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Csx continues to disappoint and refuses to admit there's a problem.

https://youtu.be/-5O8hUVIf2s

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

How many miles and how many directions can a Engineer / Conductor be
qualifies to work ?

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

EXVL must not have read/seen the previous post regarding the FRA. Most
of the time(s) that federal agency, a part of the USDOT, which wasn't
created until 1966, seems to have any real gonads to clamp down on RRs
is not until after an accident.  Good idea though, document & report
all & any violations. Bombard 'em. May take effort & time but well
worthwhile to do so. [Yeah, have personally been there - done that.]

Title 49, CFRs 200-299, railroads & RR safety regulations.

Name: EXVL
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

ENGINEERS 

Go on line and read up on your FRA laws. Better yet just order the book
on line for the codes 200-299. It's time you all started getting your
act together. You have heard the rumors that HH doesn't give a rats
butt about the laws or our agreements. If we stick together and expose
what is happening as it happens we have a better chance than in the
past. There are many people watching CSX right now. The media can be on
our side.
There are chief dispatchers and DTO'S along with supervisors
threatening engineers with insubordination charges if they insist on
pilots to go drag in outlawed trains on main line territory. The
biggest problem is in Avon yard. Avon has never had yard limits. Only
switching limits. Indianapolis has always had terminal limits. Over the
last few years CSX has extended the so called terminal limits farther
out both directions (East and West)a little bit at a time. The limits
are now up to 10 miles further out than they were 3 years ago. The
limits also include some single main intersecting lines. What the Chief
and DTO's do not understand is this change has absolutely nothing to do
with an engineer knowing the physical character limits of this newly
established territory. They do not understand or just refuse to
understand the terms of our union agreements. Two good examples would
be is if an engineer has worked a job for 10 years that is advertised
from QS9 To QS235(west) Or from QS9 to QI120(east)they are only
expected to be current in their qualifications of this territory. If
they are able to hold these jobs on a regular basis and have done this
for years at a time they have absolutely no reason to be expected to be
qualified on any territory that runs in the opposite direction even if
it is in the so called newly established "TERMINAL LIMITS"! For some
reason someone has decided to either brain wash or misinform the Chiefs
and DTO's with the idea that all engineers out of avon must be
qualified in the new terminal limits. This is absolutely not true. All
engineers are and have been qualified in the origianl Avon yard
"Switching" limits but they are not all qualified in the new
extension of these limits. These limits are still in question and we
are waiting for an answer as to how far these switching limits are
allowed by federal law under special circumstances such as handling 
hazmat cars without CT168 or proper documentation on a main line and in
HUTA areas. 
The fra law is very clear on your rights to request a pilot. Under no
circumstances is a conductor to be a pilot for an engineer who has
never been qualified on the characteristics of an area they are wanting
an engineer to run. They can not be a member of the crew either. The
rules are different if an engineer has been previously qualified but
his qualification period had run out. His pilot may be any person who
is qualified and IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE CREW! It is very important that
you read these rules. What they basically boil down to is if you have
been previously qualified(qualifications expired)and they refuse to
give you a pilot and are moving any train  on a main line, your
traveling more than ONE MILE or the maximum authorized speed on that
track exceeds 20 MPH you are to run restricted speed that MUST BE
ISSUED BY MANDATORY DIRECTIVE OF THE DISPATCHER. You must get an EC1
with instructions to run at restricted speed anywhere on the main line
that allows authorized speed above 20mph. REMEMBER that CSX does not
have a controlled speed rule anymore. Any instructions that require you
to travel at a speed that requires you to be able to stop in half the
range of vision is RESTRICTED SPEED!
The FRA is being notified of the constant problem engineers are having
with TMs and other supervisors instructing the conductor on the job to
be a pilot for the engineer. THIS IS ILLEGAL! Do not allow it to
happen. If you are threatened with insubordination charges you need to
file ethic charges for intimidation and threats against you for not
agreeing to break Federal laws.  This has gone on long enough. The
DTO's and Chiefs have been told over and over again that all engineers
are not qualified in the newly established "Terminal Limits" and do
not have to be until CSX comes out with a training program that makes
every single engineer coming in and out of avon yard qualified in these
new limits. This is going to be a long battle people. They know what
they are doing is wrong and is harassment of unqualified engineers but
they just don't care. They will continue with their threats and
unprofessional behavior until your say enough is enough. Don't get
yourself pulled out of service if they corner you and threaten you but
make it very clear they need to issue you an EC1 to travel restricted
speed on the territory and if they wont then make it clear that you
will not be held accountable for anything that goes wrong. Notify the
FRA and your LC.

Name: Retired now
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Submit, report to the FRA = big deal. That lame-duck company friendly
outfit will kiss RR's butt & even if it is decided to fine the carrier
for a violation it'd probably be a recommendation for a civil penalty &
the amount would probably be reduced.  A 5-10,000 buck fine is a heck of
a lot of dough to an employee but just chump change to the co.  Maybe
it's better now days since the hrs. of service revisions. Have to see
it to believe it.

Name: witness
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Crews


Karma is right. Its not just one supervisor doing either. They are
using radar guns. If anyone has any training in law enforcement or has
dealt with this after getting a speeding ticket, you can demand to see
when the device was last calibrated and who did it and if it was done
by a trained qualified technician. Yeah its just csx but a judge would
see in your favor. Wonder were they are getting their equipment and who
is keeping it legal. They will down load the engines and use the info
from that to use against you. that will be harder to beat but if the
engineer is doing his job and telling you when your traveling 4 mph
they cant do a thing to you. Don't get off unless the engineer tell
you when he is down to 4mph. 

Another thing you should know. The hours of service notice for
reporting that came out was mainly because the fra wants to know how
long the crews are sitting on engines after they are outlawed. If you
read near the end of the notice you will see that it addresses the
situation when they forget to call someone to get you or basically
within a reasonable time.  When this happens it is considered
co-mingled service and it is the same as being on duty for the
company.
How many times has this happened to you? Its happened to me so many
times its not even laughable anymore. You are to report this as your
time on duty when reporting your time relieved. Because of this there
have been supervisors warning crews that if you don't report to the
dispatcher when you have 3 hours left to work they are going to charge
you. This is a retaliation tactic. PLAIN AND SIMPLE FACT!!! The
dispatchers know and should know where there crews are and how much
time they have to  work. Its is their responsibility to do a job
briefing with the next dispatcher who comes on duty. If they fail to do
so or do a thorough one that is not the crews fault but they are going
to hang it on the crews if you DARE TO REPORT WAITING ON A RIDE!
Make sure you notify the dispatcher. Don't delay.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Conductor 10-20

I know your joking about the tax cut = jobs, right. That just like
saying they are going to add fireman back to crews.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Proof Hunter Harrison doesn't care about the future of CSX.

https://youtu.be/-5O8hUVIf2s

Name: Karma
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

You boys and Gals watch your speed when mounting and dismounting moving
equipment. A CSX Manager on the Great Lakes Division is charging people
for mounting/dismounting more than 4 mph. Pure Chickenshit.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Can't wait for them to lower the corporate tax rate so Hunter Harrison
can create jobs.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Believe YOU need to be much more informed; have a lot more hands-on
experience(s).  If you did, wouldn't post written comments like those.
 Many of us DO take a lot of pride in our jobs/careers, are grateful for
things & do as best as possible to be professional.  The employer makes
it very hard for an employee to always feel that way.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 November 2017

So many misinformed people on here.  The conversation about rules was
spot on,  no wonder this company is failing.  Seems as though people
are trying very hard to get the media or Fra or anyone's attention but
when you have no idea what your talking about, this site and you lose
all credibility. Imagine what's thought when these allegations and
complaints are made about EHH, and the media does go to the Fra for
comment.  They aren't thinking "we" need to investigate ehh and csx,
they're thinking "we" need to go out and test these csx guys cause
apparently they don't know the operating rules. 

Quit making all of us look like idiots , be professional and have pride
in what you do. You can hate this company all you want, I do most of the
time myself, however, everything out here that happens is a reflection
of "us".

Name: Monty Burns
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Ole HH put the kabosh on the Howard St. Tunnel project that was going to
allow CSX to run double stacks through Baltimore. All this after CSX
spent a few million in consulting fees and acquiring permits. Rather
than prepare for the future this pillaging corporate rapist would
rather stuff the pockets of his puppet masters and have a few more
stacks of cash to line his coffin.

Name: 3323500
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Monitor,

There are more than that!  I am not sure which division you are
reffering to specifically, but "old" trains are always in there.  No
craft employees(that I know of) have the ability to remove them unless
the train gets called or annulled. 
It's a management issue; net ops specifically I believe. 
 As we all know, management doesn't always understand how craft jobs
really work, that's an ongoing issue with Crew(another topic). the
line ups are never accurate, but callers have no way to fix it anymore
than a dispatcher. Engineers and conductors are called in rosters at
all hours so I understand an accurate train line up is very important.

We are held accountable for everything- but I cannot say the same for
the higher ranks to have this issue fixed.

Name: Monitor
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Ape

I appreciate the info that you addressed to me but I didn't put those
post. If I do any posting you will see it under "Monitor". As for
your information posted if it is correct then someone needs to explain
why they aren't closing out old scheduled trains. As of now there are
3 trains on the schedule that are over 3 days old. Some less. Whether
they be on pools or extra pools they should be removed. These errors
affect the extra board crews as well as pool crews.

Name: air
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Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

loco  

Your comment is not entirely true. More than one block can be set off
and picked back up without the entire train being tested if the cuts
are not off air more than 4 hours and the blocks are picked up in the
same order they were set off. That is in the fra book. The thing is the
crews don't know which blocks were set off first and its not on their
work orders. So when they are picking up in line of road they don't
know which ones to get first.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Anyone heard that the great idea of precision railroading is an illegal
scam? The idea revolves around pushing the switching work out on the
main line and then not properly air brake testing trains while every
other class 1 has to . If there are two or more separate blocks of cars
to be set out or picked up the entire train needs to be retested.
Managers are designing this work, handing it out, overseeing it on the
mainline and claiming ignorance of properly arranging the required air
tests.? It’s a joke, a very illegal one at that. All of the other
carriers who are following federal requirements should be pissed that
this guy gets to do this and post lower operating numbers because of
illegal activity. He is also creating an unfair market place for his
competitors while they adhere to federal requirements and he does not.
The management is responsible when they design work that they also
require the proper air test be done. They are not . They are also
banking on the opposite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

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

Dear Monitor,

The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or
Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by
the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have
answering
machines to leave a message. Lol.


- 
  
JAX being net ops, NOT crew management.  Callers can go in and
"delete" anything from the line up but if its still a profiled train
the system will regenerate it automatically; no matter how many times
its deleted.  The train must be annulled for it to drop from the line
up I believe.  Crew cannot annul any trains, only call with the
authorizations given on a train. Some- not all callers should be able
to explain this.  Many new callers with minimal training working at
Crew now, so answers may vary depending on your caller

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

Other 

I called a crew called after reading the post on here and was told that
it is the chief dispatchers who take care of that information. So if a
train is called it should automatically disappear. I've watched them
disappear from the screen 10 minutes before they were scheduled to be
called then reappear as ordered. Then the crew gets called. If trains
aren't going to get called then they can be removed. They do it before
they call them. Don't know who to believe but who ever is responsible
needs to get it straight or find someone who can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Pups. Gotta love 'em.  Know-it-alls with about everything electronic
but out in the field = just plain lost way too often.
Sure, can do anything an old head does but take more time, make 10-12
more moves to accomplish the same thing(s), - eventually get tasks
completed, - then complain no early quits.  Oh well, is okay as long as
no one gets hurt.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2017

conductor, for 1-10 yrs. -
Yeah, OK.  Why, I bet you're just one heck of an efficient, safe,
100% rule compliant brakeman/switchman/trainman out in the yard moving
cars around, building trans too. You & Rules must be buddies.

Name: HillaryClinton
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

1. Quote " our stock is sinking like the titanic" 

 2. @ in limbo....how you think we feel, we get that 513 about 4 days
late here in Manchester. Have to switch out cars in the yard and then
stall out about every other day on one of our big hills going south.

Name: IN LIMBO!!!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Hey G.L. Chief dispatcher


You got a Q51331 on the line up still for 0400 for the 31st. You got a
Q51301 on the line up for 0400 on the 1st. You got a crew called on
duty working right now on a Q51301 called at 0700. So what is the deal?
Did you combine all the freight on one massive train or you going to run
a second one. Is the 01 job moving the freight from the 31st or is it
from todays train. How in the hell are we supposed to know what your
are planning if you got these extra trains still on the line up and got
one out actually running today with the same exact date as one still on
the line up.  What is up with this? Why cant you keep this stuff
updated. If there is a good reason for us then enlighten us? We don't
know what's happening with our pools when you do this stuff.  Now we
all have to sit around waiting to see what you really have planned for
us. You screw the hell out of our time at home not knowing whats really
going on.  Cant you get it together?

Just another day of the same old junk that leaves the crews not knowing
what they can do with their time at home or how far they can go to eat
if they are at the hotel.

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Conductor 30

Since you seem to have a problem keeping up with your rules because you
are focusing all your time when you get to work on other job duties, let
me tell you now I do it.  When I get to work the first thing I do is
look to see if there are any new bulletins. That is what we are all
supposed to do. Print them out and READ THEM.  If it is a change to a
rule I make a copy and stick it in the rules book where it belongs. I
make a note on my bulletins if I know it might be a rule that I might
use that day. Its real simple. You make it sound like you are so
distracted with everything else you have to do for the day that you
cant keep tract of what is going on. This procedure works just fine for
me and I have even had some new guys follow this procedure. If you
don't know what a rule is then don't guess. stop what you are doing
and look it up. God knows I have done it enough for engineers. Instead
of doing something you don't know for sure look it up. Its not that
hard. You know what Im saying is true. Most guys just don't want to
take the time or make the effort. When they get in trouble the boo hoo
starts and they want to blame everyone else.  My procedure works just
great. I even read through the book about once a month to keep myself
refreshed. That's your choice. Rules is right. You got to make the
effort. Its part of your job. If a Tm is breathing down your neck to
get out and rushing you just tell him you aren't going anywhere until
you check your bulletins and review new ones. You cant go anywhere
without them. They can rush you out without a proper work order, which
we all know happens all the time, but not without your bulletins. They
keep it up you simply ask them if they want to take full responsibility
if you are boarded and don't have the mandatory bulletins or haven't
had a chance to review them with your engineer. I've don't it. Yeah
it pisses them off but it doesn't take long for them to back down
because no way in hell are they going to take that on and there is
almost always a witness around to see and hear what is going on.

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

Hamlet Yard is reduced to a local yard. Many men will be out of work
soon.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

How much money did csx waste building north baltimore..... $175
million,...hunters 300 million dollars to run the railroad (that
includes hunters cp buyout..... $84 million) plus let's say another 25
million (conservertly) to hire all of his ex cn Minions plus buy outs
for ex csx managers and bosses (Michael ward). 500 million dollars.....
a half of trillion??? Congratulations to the csx board of directors,
your greed got you hunter harrison  (after 9 months he shaved off 9
tenths of 1 point off the operating ratio..... buy the way Jim squires
of the NS got there operating ratio lower then csx's already) and your
in the whole only 500 million dollars!

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

Rules should take a bow for being able to keep up on everything each &
every single tour of duty - even when something has just recently been
added/changed etc. & isn't known until at work. All the operating,
train & equipment handling rules, safety rules, bulletins, notices,
dispatcher bulletins, train work orders that may contain additional
info for hazardous or restricted shipments, brake test documentation,
switch lists, on & on.  Must be able to get all ready, read &
understood & sure all is correct before being threatened for taking too
long to start a shift or trip.  Probably knows the contractual
agreements word for word too.

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

Rules


I was with you 100% until you took a pot shot at old heads. Yeah there
are a bunch of us guys that have been railroading longer than the Tm's
have been wet behind the ears and know how to railroad and did fine
without all these crazy rules but some of us have sense enough to know
we got to go with the changes or plan on being shoved out. Not all of
us are lazy and don't want to read.  Do I hear an apology???
Thankyou!
I just had a conductor who has been working over 4 years tell me he
doesn't have to get down and do a roll by of a train while we are
stopped because that's what they told him in his face to face class. I
ripped his ass! Pulled out the bulletin that changed that rule and told
him to read it while I got off the motor. If he doesn't get off then I
have too. Yeah, every pup is saying its not safe but if someone doesn't
get off and their watching we both go down. Told him to read his damn
bulletins and keep them. Don't be a dumb ass and put my job on the
line too.  I'm too old to be babysitting these lazy pups and trying to
protect my job. Everyone goes down now. I didn't see it until HH took
over and I heard he tag teamed everyone so he could take two out at a
time but they got a rule that they can hold over everyone's head. Its
under employee behavior. It says when on duty an employee must promptly
report violations of the rules or special instructions to a supervisor.
A damn tattle tale rule that they can bust either person for. I missed
it guarantee these pups haven't seen it either. I just hope when they
are being watched that they only break rules when I cant see or hear
them. For now on when they are being red asses Im going let them know
with or without the radio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 October 2017

All buffalos frontier yard switching jobs (used to be 6 now down to 4)
are going to RCO's. I thought hunter hated RCO jobs? Gonna be fun
handling 30/35 cars at a time off 7 lead, only way you can set up a rco
zone without tying up the north yard up at bailey Avenue coming off the
Pullman. Gotta love the dumb fucks left down in Jacksonville fucking up
buffalo,one of the few yards that didn't meltdown during hunters
implementation of his precision railroading.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Cond.30

Not only have I been there and done that I have worked in two crafts.
You and your brothers excuses for not knowing the rules are the same
old song and dance. You get busted because you don't bother to read
them and keep yourself updated its your own fault. Old heads are the
worst and have always been. As for repair and his manager remark let me
enlighten him on how it works.

Management training 101:

1. Turn your head if it gets the trains out on time.
2. Let the RCO's slide if it gets production up.
3. Pad the car counts if it gets the numbers up.
4. Fudge the OBWO if it gets service numbers up.
5. Turn your head if it covers up a mistake.
6. Let it slide if the car can leave in one piece and not fall apart.
7. Fudge the air slip times if your running late.
And list goes on and on.
So don't spout off that I don't know what goes on out there. Failures
are a must. So be an idiot and make a managers job easier because you
don't do your job and read your rules. When they are out there trying
to make their mark its the idiot who does the stupid crap that gets the
attention. You say safety is first, then work safely. But when you are
you better know what your doing and if your allowed to do it. If your
doing everything by the book and you know it and you know your gray
areas you don't have a thing to worry about. Biggest mistake most of
you make is not taking advantage of the rule that you are empowered to
take the safest course of action and if in doubt ASK A MANAGER! Put in
his lap. Let him make the call. You don't need a phone to tell a
dispatcher or field supervisor you don't know what to do. Use the
radio! Don't worry about your ego and if your going to sound stupid on
the radio. Who gives a crap if you sound stupid! 
Oh wait, do I hear a disgruntled employee in the background screaming
it doesn't matter what you do because if they want you they are going
to get you? That attitude is really going to help you at your
investigation. The only people who are offended by someone telling them
to read their books are the ones who are too lazy to do so. It doesn't
matter if you think what they have written is stupid as hell. Its not
your job to worry about that. Your job is to do what your craft is
instructed to do. You think its an idiotic rule then take it up with
the rules department. Management in the field cant change a thing any
more than you can without sending in complaints and suggestions. They
can however bust you on rules you break that are already written!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

The post from rules has new manager written all over it! Wait till he
misses one little detail and his boss fires his ass he will be talking
a different story.

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

Rules:
What do you know OR seem to think you know? Have any experience
whatsoever as an out in the field employee; especially as a T&E
employee?  Ever been there, done that?  
If not, live it, do that type of work for a while & deal with what all
is expected then post your BS.  Safety First.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

customer/na


BULL S...!  You obviously aren't a customer or you wouldn't be
changing traction motors or tires on company vehicles. You have rule
books the same as all the other crafts. The T&E book is about 2 inches
think and wouldn't take more than a couple of hours to sit down and
read. Highlight areas of most concern that you usually find yourself
exposed to or could be on a weekly basis. Read the bulletins and add
copies to your book. All crafts can do the same thing. You take the
time sit down and read it like you are supposed to and you might
actually find things in your favor. Try looking for repetitive rules
that are written in different areas of the book that contradict each
other thus creating a gray area. Typo's and misprints. Educate
yourself on what was given to you. Do what ever it takes to help you
understand them and ask questions if you have to.  No more excuses. Its
bull when the employees constantly say that they would get nothing done
if they followed the rules. Just and excuse to whine and gripe because
they don't like a new or old rule. If you read the thing and learn a
little you might just be able to confront that supervisor with the
proper rule when he tries to charge you with one that has been
rescinded or the wording has been changed. Quit making excuses because
you don't want to sit down and read one of the most boring books ever
give to you since you were in high school. Man up and do it.

Name: 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

Rules! If you read and followed every rule that CSX thows out there you
would get nothing done but reading the rules! You are allowed to change
a 13000 pound traction motor on a locomotive but can't change a tire on
a company pickup because you might get hurt.

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

Scott,
Most likely it will depend on your personal health & what your doctors
& the csx medical dept. determine. 
If released to go back to work, co-workers will probably consider you a
liability. Should you go back - you ought to be as discreet as possible
(& of course do all supposed to - to take care of yourself).
If disabled, RRers with 20 yrs. service can apply for occupational
disability.  Not totally disabled but can no longer perform their RR
job. If awarded that - can earn 900 bucks or so per month (if able)
outside of RRRB benefits.
If totally disabled - can apply for Medicare.

Name: 
E-mail: scosnyd7@comcast.net
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2017

Hello all,
           Does anyone have any information regarding my rights as an
engineer of 27 years at age(60 yrs.old) who just had a defibrillator
/pacemaker inserted. Will I be able to keep working or am I considered
disabled and a liability ?
                           Thanks in advance,
                                            Scott

Name: rules
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

All Crews!

WAKE UP and start reading your bulletins when they are issued. Everyone
in the training department as well as corporate headquarters know that
most T&E employees never read their notices but to not read your
bulletins just make all of you look like idiots. Are you not aware that
not having your bulletins while you are out on a train on a main line is
a major offense that warrants a term of 30 days off automatically? Why
do so many T&E employees fail to read their bulletins. You waste
everyone's time when the company has to schedule investigations when
an employee is charged with a violation that has been changed by
bulletin notice. I swear, if I have heard it once I have heard it a
million times from an employee when they are charged that he thought
the rule was still in effect as previously written because he didn't
read the new bulletin reissue. There is no excuse for you. You don't
read the reissues or the rules book you deserve everything that is
thrown at you. How hard is it to read a piece of paper. Is it really
that difficult to do what is expected of you?
If you didn't notice some of the rule changes are in your favor now.
The safety rules are more lenient than before. Example would be the
rule that stated mounting and dismounting equipment on the main/live
side was not allowed. The wording in that rule was changed and that
procedure was removed. We have had several supervisors charge employees
on this rule since it was removed because they didn't bother to read
the changes in detail. Those supervisors should in my opinion be walked
to their cars. They should know these changes just as you should but
even more.  Do everyone a favor and read your bulletins. ALL OF THEM!.
Read your rules books. Do your jobs. We are all getting tired of these
worthless charges being filed and our time wasted dealing with this
issue. JUST READ!

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

Props to the CSX employees protesting the companys greed near the
Tropicana plant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Heard a rumor that after the first of the year they are cutting carmen
by 30 in Willard Ohio. Anyone else hear this we all know how rumors run
but was wondering if anyone else had

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

Re: conductor 
I think you're right. Man up and take a stand. We refuse to work in
unsafe conditions.
I don't think Mr Harrison can take the hit.

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

So are you one that would be willing to be locked up? Who really is?
Most aren't.  Way too many people have large strong mouths but small,
weak backbones.

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

A strike is way over due.  Yea some will get locked up but that's worth
the price for change and saving lives.

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

Of course - no threat.
If a person doesn't know real true facts & history; they shouldn't
blow off.  Some people just can't be reached\reasoned with. 
Ignorance can be bliss - maybe you'll understand that.
If have to post, could it please be something worthwhile that would
actually be helpful?

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

Re: Other non employee
If you don't like the answer don't ask the question.
Are you threatening me?

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

Well Mr., I can remember when the ringleaders of our RR local wildcat
strike had u.s. federal marshals looking for them & they had to hide
until all was settled/over.

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

Re: Retired now
Sure we can expound on what actions to take! It's not the one that is
popular but works 100  percent of the time. Wild Cat strike over
safety.
Government protects railroads for international interests. We are
giving our countries treasure, jobs and strength to Asia to make global
players out of third world nations. This makes all nations (no matter
how small) participants in global trade. Use Cuba as an example. They
have primarily two products, sugar and cigars. What's missing with
Cuba? Being a part of a world transportation system in order to
participate in the global market. Don't put to much thought into this
it's just hard to figure out what's going on at CSX and BOD without
understanding their motive.
All powers are behind this and whether employees are killed or injured
is considered a cost of doing business. 
The only way employees can protect themselves is to stop the
transportation route from Asia to our nation.  This takes a conjoined
effort of employees to fight back if not, your children will pay the
cost. Who will take care of this problem? If not you, then who?

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

Retired now:
Have to agree. Think we all would like to read more from that
Einstein.
"It is up to employees to protect themselves".
The entities you put down have to get involved if/when employees are
dealing with unsafe conditions, practices & employees can help.
"....government issued a no strike law..."
A true shut down would put many other people out of work - even if just
temporarily.
"Stopping this transportation route for only a few days...."
Won't be tolerated for a day let alone a few.  C'mon, the very last
national rail strike in 1991 lasted 17 hours before a back to work
mandate was ordered.

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

Wonder just what particular actions "John" would recommend to
employees who are experiencing hazardous & unsafe conditions.  May be
quite helpful if that post was expanded upon to include such.  
Safety First.

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

Re: Retired now

Safety is the issue to justify actions by employees. This works for
coal miners. Unfortunately non of the contacts you mentioned will get
involved unless forced. It is up to the employees to protect
themselves. There is a reason government issued a no strike law to
protect railroads NOT employees and public. 75 percent of all retail
goods come from Asia which get to Lowes, Home Depot and Wal-Mart by
train. Stopping this transportation route for only a few days causes a
major problem brought about by poor safety conditions. THIS gets
immediate attention of all who are not doing their jobs to protect you.

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

By now, all concerned are well aware that CSX has changed, has been
changing. The 'ol system we knew & loved & hated at times may well be
gone for good.
If employee safety is compromised now, that needs to be documented,
reported - over & over to unions, government agencies, legislators, the
general public.   The CSX Board of Directors lame?  Must be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2017

As we have a transload facility in Collinwood , I noticed a nearby
freight spewing out some gas and it smelled just like propane.Called it
in inmmiately and asked for the yard office number instead .Got a nice
big fuck you from the Csx emergency operator.I hung up and still wonder
how long before they found out they had an issue

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

Hunters plan is working perfectly.  We all knew he needed to run off
customers for his plan to work.  It's in his play book.  Think how
well PSR would work if we only had 2 customers; pretty damn well.

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

Here are the biggest mistakes HH has made so far:
Mothballing hundreds of locomotives. He needed to eat the expense until
his precision plan was in place and ease the number down. The number one
cause of missed origination is lack of power or power failure.

Next, 1000 managers cut as he took over. You might not think much of
certain bosses but someone has to coordinate and adjust for problems.
Stalin decimated hiz officer corps in the 1930s. At the start of WW 2
he was left with the inexperienced, less intelligent remains. Sound
familiar?

Most importantly blaming T&E for his failures. Without somewhat
motivated and committed crews less work is done.
Oh sure we bitched a lot before but that was more general, automatic
complaints.every job has that. We went through the Conrail takeover and
the NS invasion. When this hoser finally joins the choir invisible it
will take years for things to recover.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

How long before cindy sanborn starts posting on here how she fucking
hates hunter harrison? she should sue hunter harrison and csx for
sexual harassment ........only problem is no one would belive it!!!!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Re: conductor
Hunter says he has blood on his hands.
Sounds like how things are being run will result in injuries and death
but that hasn't happened yet. Getting closer. I have given you guys a
heads up already. "We can no longer protect train crews!" Harrison
knows the cause of endangering crews will come out soon. Just like the
DNC, Clintons, CIA and FBI sooner or later it all surfaces. Anybody
know how to paste a smiley face on posts????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

the investment community response to the changes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-moves/csx-executive-shakeup-rattles-employees-investors-shares-drop-idUSKBN1CV3GH

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

NS outperformed CSX in Q3.  NS grew revenue six percent and carloads
four percent while CSX carloads were flat and revenue was up only one
percent.  The operating ratio was 210 points better than us.  

The NS results demonstrate real improvements in carloads, revenue and
the operating ratio can be made without Precision Railroading aka
(across the board asset and service reductions).  In addition, the NS
was not hauled in front of the STB.  Non-Mantel Ridge board members and
institutional investors should do their due diligence and push for
answers and accountability with HH and his right hand men, Mark
Wallace, Jamie Boychuk and the other CN rockstars in the field.  Oh,
let's not forget the new and probably future CEO, Mr. Foote. 

HH asks for accountability and buy-in, yet the man rarely appears in
the GOB.  How can you lead if your not there? How many of us are
allowed to work from home? 

The complacency of the board is irresponsible and borders on violation
of their responsibility to the shareholders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

HH potential line sales?

1) ESTL - CINTI  
2) CHGO-GDRAP-APERE-DET, 
3) Massena line

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Sick out. Use a vacation day if have to. He is spot on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

It's as old school as Hunter to be flat switching this volume of cars
in what use to be hump yards.  They got us kicking cars up grade and
with the remote box and we can't even use step progression on the ocu;
gotta go straight to 10 which is against rco best practices.  It's just
a matter of time before we buck cars of the rail.  They got us walking
on mainline ballast, jumping over switch stands and pulling pins in
curves.  The problem with pulling pins in curves, especially with long
drawbar cars is that the car behind you swings out wide and will run
you over if you miss step.  The drill just isn't long enough to get
them all on straight track.  They tell us if we don't kick them then
we are being insubordanant.  We do all this while being harrased and
rushed. It's just a matter of time before someone is killed.  Hunter
is right about having blood all over his hands, and there is more to
come.  
                                             We need to discuss a
safety stike on this site and when there is tons of talk about it in
the yards system wide then we know it will be time to set a date.  I'm
sure we won't have the backing of the unions so it would be a wildcat
strike but screw it, enough is enough.

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

Me:
That one particular post is just crude, disrespectful, rude, vulgar.
Pathetic. Sick.
Monitor: Why are posts like that not just deleted/removed?

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Monitor is right on in his post. The media visits this site often but
are turned off by posts that are filth and have no meaning. I use to
point them to the site but no more lest it discredit me also.  No I
can't run a train or even know half of what these guys are talking
about but many posts tell me what's going on with the company I
sacrificed everything for to keep CSX honest and safe. Funny thing is
the guy who Cindy eventually took his place worked on the same floor as
I did, he too used filthy language and comments. Can't remember his
name but he smoked cigars and was a big guy. Don't be like this please
it ruins the purpose of the CSX Safey Site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Hopefully Foote doesn't try to bring those natural gas powered
locomotives with him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

We've had people fired in the past for breaking rules that don't even
exist today.  We've been preached to about how those rules were
written in blood because someone got hurt or killed.  Now we got
trainmasters in Louisville driving around with one headlight running
stop signs charging people for not having 3 points of contact for
literally a few seconds. We have 3 to 5 yard jobs per shift most days. 
Why do we have so many trainmasters?  They run around rushing crews.
Might be why we have so many derailments and injuries.  Time to get rid
of them.

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

We should be required by law to be able to take pictures of un safe work
conditions and record being required to break FRA rules , which don't
really matter to management cause the company will just pay there fine
,but we lose a job over it FRA is weak to the company

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Me 

You couldn't be more WRONG. CSX TAKES the post on here very seriously
if they contain information that makes them look incompetent or
negligent in any of their actions. We are not sure how the new CEO
feels about bad publicity but it has always been the number one concern
of upper management in the past. This site is viewed everyday by the
FRA, investors, competitors and of course the public. I can tell you
for a fact that this site has been instrumental in many changes in
rules and regulations as well as positions of managers over the years.
Im sure you found some humor in your post but ask yourself if it is
something you would show your mother. We are all entitled to our own
opinions and are free to post as we wish but does that kind of post
really help anyone in craft?

Name: pumpernickel 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Are Bobby Frulla and Fat Slob Jack Vierling next on the chopping block,
one can only hope

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

Cond. 1-10.

  I really struck a nerve with you didn't i? You must really think
highly of these Executives to be so easily offended by my comments. Do
you really think anyone with any authority takes anything serious they
read on this site? You have a big mouth hiding behind the keyboard. Go
F yourself Big guy.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Me  

Your pure trash. The reason no one takes us serious on our real issues.
You really think that post makes you look smart? How does a low class
trash like you even get hired. Get real man.

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

I bet Cindy got fired because she Fucked the old man up the ass with her
14" strap-on and made him bleed. Jermaine and BBQ Boychuck were
watching in the coat closet whacking each other off.

Name: Billybob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

The ship is not sinking, just turning into a submarine to torpedo
what's is left

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

sounds like a sinking ship!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2017

Bye Bye Sandy

I told her not to override my decisions to the old man.

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

As I Think the other links said, Cindy, Frederik Eliason, and Ellen
Fitzsimmons (top lawyer) will retire / leave 15 November to "pursue
other interests". Anybody out here hiring?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-10-25/top-management-changes-csx

Name: First mate Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Abandon ship!

http://www.conferencecalltranscripts.org/8/summary2/?id=4251085

Name: Hey curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

"Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad? "

FRA are regulators, aka government agents, they are not supervisors,
nor employees of CSX.  CSX operating rules do not apply to FRA or
federal agents (such as TSA).  They have their own rules,regulations
and policy's regarding activities, behavior and conduct.

Name: Gone and happy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

I left CSX 3 months after HH took over and couldn't be happier, after
16 years of service it was time to go and I couldn't be happier. I
found a manufacturing job starting at 22.50/hr with great benefits,
good union, regular schedule, weekends off, 30 minute lunch break with
2 15 minute breaks, working inside out of the rain and cold and heat.
For anyone thinking of leaving make sure you check your 401k at 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login 
with just over 16 years in I had a substantial amount of money that I
was able to pay off all my debt with including my house! They do tax it
quite a bit but hey I was paying interest on my house, credit cards and
vehicles that I will no longer pay so it's an even trade. You can't
cash out your 401k unless you quit believe me I tried but they only
offered a loan. Before anyone says I'm stupid for using my retirement
just know that now I am 100% debt free with everything I own paid off I
was paying 1200/mo for house, 220/mo for credit cards, 450/month on my
truck and 480/mo on wife's car. That totals $2,350.00/mo freed up that
I can afford to put in at my new job that by the way matches 100% of the
first 10% that I put in and 50% of the next 10% that I put in. So
basically I put in 20% of my check and they put in 15% so 35% of my
check goes in 401k. I am putting $1260.00 a month in my 401k now so in
10 years I will be right back up to $150,000 not including market
performance.
Check your 401k people you will be surprised!

Name: Got proof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

CSX 

No cameras allowed by crews. pictures are worth a thousand words.
Chicken shitz!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Transportation employees
What is your take on this?

CSX system bulletin 004 issued effective October 16, 2017

1001.1- Transportation employees must not use personal cameras or the
camera feature of a personal electronic or electrical device when on
duty. Cameras or the camera feature of a personal device may only be
used by authorized personnel when the use is necessary to document a
condition or for analysis. Authorized personnel are:

A: supervisor, or
B: mechanical department employee, or
C: Contractors assigned to perform work for CSX

Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad?  If we were to call and FRA inspector and report a serious
safety violation that we are presently witnessing and they asked us to
take a picture of it would that not be a supervisor instructing us to
do so?


Other class I railroads do not have such and extreme policy preventing
employees from documenting safety concerns. 

One example of another class I railroads rules:
A camera may be used to take a photograph of a safety hazard or a
violation of a rail safety LAW, REGULATION, ORDER, OR STANDARD,
provided that:
The device is a personal stand alone camera. A camera that is part of a
cell phone or other similar multifunctional electronic device is not
included in this exception unless it is a railroad supplied device and
is used for an authorized business purpose; and
The camera is turned off immediately after the photograph is taken: and
the camera is not used by an employee at the controls of moving
equipment.

Why does csx not have the same rules as other class I railroads. What
are they so afraid of? Why would they not want to know and have
documentation of serious safety concerns or the violation of laws and
regulations. Other class I railroads don't seem to be as afraid of the
use of cameras. CSX seems to be. Is it because they know their safety
committees are not effective and the Unions will either take for ever
to take action or not take action at all? Do the pictures put them in
the hot seat and force them to take action? Does the bulletin not spell
it out in black and white that they are afraid of the consequences?
Mangers have control of the photographs. For their "eyes" only.
Wonder how the FRA and USDOT feels about this restriction!

Name: Leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

There are plenty of people leaving, and there are people who have had
their jobs cut that have no intention of coming back. We sacrifice
quality of life for a good income and security of our jobs and
benefits. Alot of that is either gone or alot less promising than it
was before this old bastard got here. My seniority was getting good and
meant alot just last year, now I'm on the bottom and worse than i was
my first year! I got a great job myself. It's a pay cut to start, but
within a year, I'll be equal to or greater than where I am except
I'll sleep at home every day, I'll know when I work and know when
I'm off. I'll be able to control when I sleep, what I eat, whether or
not I can exercise, I'll be able to keep my grass mowed, I won't have
to carry 70 lbs of bags everywhere.... And you know, a year ago, I
would've said I plan on retiring on the railroad with no intention of
ever doing anything else. I would've taken my lumps, taken another
furlough if necessary, you know, but with all the extra bullshit and
changes, all the extra stress, the insecurity that is moving in, I
don't have the slightest bit of hesitation to leave. I'm ready. Next
week brothers. I love(d) the job and the people I worked with, but
it's just another chapter that I'm glad to turn the page of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Heard they finally shit canned chad ingram? He stole cash from CSX by
taking money from a rail car repair company

Name: Wrong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Cho cho


You're correct that most of us won't be leaving but It has very
little to do with lack of skill and education.

My subdivision the men on the trains have more education and training
than our supervisors.  There are many vets, college grads and
tradesman. 


I'm all three.

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

Csx should pay it back.  The tax payers have been screwed enough. 
See....corprate welfare doesn't work.  I can't wait to see many jobs
Harrison will create when the corporate tax rate drop to 15%.  That the
argument for a decreased rate....fucking joke.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2017

So, should CSX be required to pay back millions in economic grants and
clean up the empty toxic waste dump empty rail yards. Give the property
back to the real owners, etc...

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

Hunter Harrison's quote from STB meeting "I got blood all over my
hands"....I hope the mfer dies in his sleep soon also.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2017

I hope Hunter Harrison fucking suffocates in his god damn sleep the
skinny little fuck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 October 2017

Well, Conductor 1-10:

We've bitched & complained about inaccurate train line-ups for years.
The Unions do try.  You should've been out there when it was only 8
hrs. max. off between tours of duty [if you weren't 12+ hrs. on duty
the previous day] & that time included the notification for work. 

The RRs have to be concerned regarding hrs. of service & whether  
you are rested [per the(newer)law-regulations] for a call to work.
  
They are not concerned with your personal quality of life - never were
& never will be. 
You are considered a lowly profit costing employee that should be
grateful just to have a job.

Name: Deez Nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

Hunter Harrison....what a great guy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run
the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over
her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day
one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she
was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx
then a hunter crony.

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

If you missed CSX fronted by EHH at the STB listening session..  I got
good news, you can watch the entire event at the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_RhlGA18gfQ29STks5bmR3cEU/view?usp=sharing

I especially liked the section on safety when EHH held up his hand and
pronounced..  “I’ve got blood on my hands!”…  (It’s early in the video)

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

APE

Let me set the record straight. Your comment that you are unsure if you
can have your cell phone in your grip even if it is turned off is not a
correct assumption. For one, the company requires that you have a
secondary number if you need to be contacted via another phone. An
example would be if you were staying at your away from home terminal in
a hotel. If you are out to dinner, lunch, etc. they have to be able to
contact you. Crews can not be expected to stay by their phones in the
hotel as soon as they are rested. Many stay in the hotel several hours
if not 24 after they are rested. Second, you need an emergency contact
number. If you have a family and someone is injured or needs emergency
assistance then you need a way to be contacted when you are not at
home. If you are on a local job the same rule applies. The dispatcher
is to contact you via the radio and you need a way to contact your
family. Third, I have been told by numerous railroaders that the CMC
calls them on their cell phones in their hotel rooms instead of calling
the front desk and having the call transferred to the room. I am
assuming the callers have learned that the crews may not be in their
rooms and it saves them the time of having to make a second call. If
any manager tell you that you can not carry a phone with you in way,
shape or form then you need to immediately contact your union
representation and file a safety charge for not allowing you to be able
to be contacted or be able to contact any of your family members quickly
if an emergency situation arises. You also need to let them know that
they are not allowing you to be able to be away from your hotel rooms
without the fear of being miscalled. Everyone is well aware that train
schedules are never correct and "GHOST" trains are called out of the
blue. No one should expect any railroader to stay in his/her room by
the phone just because they are rested. If you have any issues with
this it would not hurt to talk to an attorney and find out what your
rights are in regards to your safety and your families ability to
contact you. You are not in an office environment. Can you imagine if
they came out with a law that all truck drivers could not have a cell
phone in their possession while driving their trucks. They had to find
one to use when they arrive at their destination? Im sure CSX has more
common sense than that. At least I would hope so.

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

Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches

Name: SpamMagnet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

What I can't figure, all these cuts, and the bastard only has cut the
vaunted operating ratio by .9%?

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Eugene doesn't care about intermodal.   He's ran off plenty of
buisness.    He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs.   He
doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now.  He
knows he won't be here anyway.

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

Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is
being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North
Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to
South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle
more freight. Good luck.

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

Lol.  Csx is being called an anomaly.  Numbers don't match what's
going on.  No wonder he changed the metrics; can be compared to other
class 1's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2017

I use to do the obwo while in the cab and providing point protection on
an rco job.  Now we gotta be outside the cab and that easily added 2
more hours to my day.

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

Thanks for backing me up , it's the truth if I'm doing the mrt
"Obwo" it is hrs of service the can fire me for doing it wrong and I
can't go home it's there computer system I have to be on plus there
system for mrt and reporting time is always and I mean always having
faults ,

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

KISS MY CELL PLEASE "KISS MY ASS NIPPLE HEAD"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2017

Have been through a lot of these types of things.
If a person is going to report violations, they'd better get their
ducks in line per se; be correct, have documented proof, etc. Know for
sure.  Have seen very many penalty claims and/or regulation violations
submitted that were just about plain worthless.  Most won't do it all
because they're afraid of having a target on their back. Yeah, it can
be a chore to do it all correctly & it takes time; but that is what it
takes to beat the co. - it can be done - it has been many times before
- & the RRs hate that.

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

Conductor:
Title 49, CFR 228.  [Law - Rules - Regulations regarding Hrs. of
Service for RR employees.]
Unions have legislative depts. Those people are compensated pretty well
to handle such matters & are supposed to.  Call, write.

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

Congratulations to Mr. Harrison for leading the way for train derailment
this year.

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

FRA!!!!

We all know you read this site everyday! So when you read this you are
being made aware that rules are being violated. Yeah, cant prove you
read it so cant charge you for not reporting to Washington but you know
what right!
Ha (poster) is 100% right. At least once a week you have to LIE on your
hours of service reports in order to get paid. You cant tell the truth.
A lot of times you cant report where you really were when your done
with your work or the real times that you did the job. Dead heads and
recrews are some of the worst, If you get 2 tickets(frickin miracle)
you run into problems with that too. One little trick they play to
screw up double tickets is to put a one minute difference in between
the off duty time on one ticket and on duty time on the next. The HOS
report screen wants to know what you did for that one minute and you
cant get it to take. Freezes the tickets up for days sometimes until
you can get it fixed. No one believes these crew callers don't know
what they are doing. They also don't put Taxi(deadhead) tickets in a
lot of time so you can show were you were working and how you were
transported. What if we were in a wreck in route to a train or from a
train? No dead head authority to report,

Now to the ON BOARDS! Management is back to making crews complete the
OBWO after they are OUTLAWED!  I remember reading an email that YOU PUT
OUT when they started using these devices. You specifically stated the
crews were not to do these reports after they were outlawed because it
is performing duties for the company and it was a violation of HOS! It
stated it was to be given to a supervisor to complete. You need to
recirculate this notice and refresh the memories of management.  With
the new bulletin out that takes effect on the 17th on restriction of
electronic devices, no one should be using this device after they are
outlawed. It also said that quick tie up of tickets was all that was
allowed when you were outlawed.


CREWS!!!!!  Quit doing the OBWO after you are outlawed. Your violating
hours of service and using an electronic device that belongs to the
company after you are outlawed. If they threaten you for not finishing
it for them CALL THE FRA AND REPORT IT! Wait to tie up your ticket.
Don't tie up and then finish it. Don't put your time off as 12 hours
either. You put the TRUTH! When it ask who ordered you to stay on duty
after you were outlawed and why to tell the truth! Say you were forced
to complete the OBWO device for management. Quit being chicken sh...
and start standing up for what's right. You want this target crap to
stop then start banning together and do what's right!

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

FRA will fine and Hang a blue collar for some petty shit phone while
stopped  for hrs , but give a billon dollar company with all the so
called brains a penny fine for knowingly and intentionally braking real
safety rules and laws F the FRA they need investedageted

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

I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid
hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it
they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system
won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't
get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on
the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty
gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just
a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for
the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here

Name: HRDD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think
Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look
like a girl scout

Name: Gofuckyourselfhunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I KNOW YOU READ THIS HUNTER I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS. I HOPE YOU DROP
DEAD FROM YOUR COPD IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN, GASPING FOR YORK LAST
BREATH. THEN I WILL COME AND PISS ON YOUR GRAVE.

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

Well buddy this is CSX sucks not CP sucks I am not crying but simply
saying why Csx sucks hint csxsucks.com now if you would like to you can
create a CPsucks.com and go do your thing over there because I never got
a letter all 4 times I was laid off at Csx not CP because I don't work
at CP I work at Csx it is different so thank you for your great advice
I will remember that the next time I work at CP and not get laid off
from CP because I work at fucking csx

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

Fuck this company they way they toss is around I gambled big time I even
asked the Trainmaster if I come back to work I wont be laid off in two
months will I he said no and hey he was right because it only took one
month here I come NS

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

Was laid off for a few years hired out in 2014 Chicago Division. Just
got back to work over on the Louisville Division 4 weeks in just marked
up as qualified and now i hear North Baltimore is shutting down this
fucking company is fucking with not just me and my family but so many
others soon I will be furloughed again I left a good job with vacation
and benefits to come back they don't give two fucks about us employees

Name: Hollywood hogan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/news/local/several-cars-derailed-from-csx-train-in-jacksonville-train-back-on-track/77-483454244

More empty blocks derailing, but at least they apologized to amtrack
customers for the delay.

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

Eugena is a cunt

CSX try to get a hold of me after I'm called.   All those no good sobs
in JX can kiss my ass.

Name: kissmycell arss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

ALL T&E  

Tell the company to kiss your ass and if they want to talk to you on a
phone they better provide every single crew with one. This is just more
control freak crap that dried up has been is throwing out their to
intimidate and make the crews miserable.  Previous poster had it right!
 we sit there for hours waiting for a damn ride and sometimes hours in a
siding waiting for other trains or relief crews or to hand off trains.
This dried up old prune just wants to make everyone miserable like he
did on the CN and anywhere else he got his old hands on.  I have never
worked a local were a TM or RF has not called me throughout the day
wanting to know where we are or what progress we are making.  If they
want to talk to me they can have the dispatcher order me to call him
and then I going to send bill to CSX for the use of my damn phone. we
need the unions to get in on this and make CSX provide everyone with a
company phone. What the hell is wrong with using your phone to keep you
awake or from dying or boredom when you are sitting for hours on end
WAITING WAITING WAITING WAITING!And another thing, not everyone can
read their rules books for hours while their waiting. Some people fall
asleep after reading for long periods. Playing an interactive game that
is brain stimulating can keep a person awake far better than reading
some company rules books for hours on end. It isn't hurting a damn
thing while you are sitting there in limbo WAITING! WAITING! WAITING! 
The crews have to call stopped every 15 minutes so they have to be up
anyway.  This old fart can go to hell. 

Joey the Donut...your an idiot loser.  Get real about our bullshit
issues or get off the site!

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I think Cindy San should sit on HH's face and do him in, wow could you
imagine that. That would make a straight man gay

Name: Nofavors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 October 2017

Due to the new bulletin.    Brothers and sisters don't ever use your
phone for any sort of company business.  After taking  a call for work
don't answer or place a call due to anything CSX related.   Don't
call ptc,to,mechanical or any other of their bullshit.  Dispatcher
tells you to call TM use only a company provided phone..


As much as we wait on a ride after going dead.  No naps no phone no
unapproved reading material CSX knows this is not fucking possible.  

Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene

                                NO FUCKING.    FAVORS

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2017

Crews 

Beginning October 17th no more texting allowed. Emergency and company
use only. No use of personal phones unless you are 25 feet away from
the locomotive. That includes engineers too. Read the new bulletin. No
exceptions. Minimal voice only. 

No napping! No texting! No reading of anything that is not company
related while on duty. If your stuck on line of road for hours waiting
for hand off you better bring plenty of CSX propaganda to read.  Going
to be long hard punishment from here on. If the job doesn't kill you
Bordem will!

Name: Carma 
E-mail: Hrdro420.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 October 2017

The radios in Nashville TN will be a lot less vocal in the coming months
since big mouth Johnson is gone.And the upside to the loss of
communication will be that the hydrocodone market will be flooded.He
will need any help possible to help him pay for his gun eyed pool that
he so praised on all of his boasting in rr conversation.If this doesn’t
happen maybe the pool installer will offer to buy his pool back for 20g
more than he paid for it as happened with the truck he bought that was
purchased back from dealer for 10g more than he paid.regardless it just
goes to show that u can’t run that Biggass blabber for 15 years and get
away with it.

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

CSX news is that Mr.Ed is calling all the shots at CSX HQ.  CSX rumor is
that Mr.Ed has been putting the Long stroke on Eugene and Ms. Sandy is
jealous.

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

So the word in Florence this week Mr C.J. Stowers is getting the boot
sometime this month. Im sure thats music to the FL AS guys

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

Mr. ED

The old man can do that when your close to a billionaire.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MRed@oXyGeN1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 October 2017

The old man came home yesterday after a tiresome day in Washington.   It
won't be long before he flips his lid permanently.  He's had his
feedbag of pills strapped on all day.   Has smoked more crack than
Harlem and has been beating the donkey 8 to 10x a day.   I'm a little
concerned for him.   I'll keep you guys posted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Cool No D

Engineers the only people I know that carry a 48qt cooler to lunch.

Name: Nip it up
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Harrisons’ answer to the STB?
Hints at more layoffs.
Yeah, that should take care of the issues with PSR.
Here’s a bit of advice, Hunter...

Take a really deep breath, and stroke out.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2017

I'm an engineer and the only box I care about is your wife's when your
working not a lunch box idiot

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Hillary Clinton

I'm sure the engineers fucked that up, the only thing those guys care
about is their lunch box.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Norfolk Southern are hiring conductors for Louisville.  Probably because
they are taking our jobs.  At least they care about the future.

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

Hunter Harrison you are a joke and it is awesome to watch.  

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-disruptions/csx-customers-demand-end-to-shipping-bottlenecks-as-ceo-apologizes-idUSKBN1CG1BW

Name: HillaryClinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Breaking News! Boyles terminal, no more yard jobs...back to remote jobs!

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

Looks like $420.00 per day for a Conductor in this new contract. You
folks are living in disneyland. they are going to pay up, but not to
YOU.

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

HH will blow smoke up their asses.  All they need to know is that we
were taken over by a hedge fund and it's all about short term gain. 
Of coarse the numbers will be better since we've lost so much business
already.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

VANGUARD MARKET PRESS RELEASE

CSX SERVICE DISRUPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT WASHINGTON REGULATORY
HEARING


8:02 AM EDT, 10/11/2017m(MT Newswire)--CSX service disruptions will be
addressed at a Wednesday "listening session" before the U.S. Surface
Transportation Board in Washington D.C. according to a report filed by
Reuters.
Dow DuPonts Dow chemical unit and privately held agricultural
manufacturer Cargill (DOW) are expected to speak before the top U.S.
rail regulators about their experiences with the CSX rail network. The
network has been hurt by service problems since the summer.
CSX will be given the chance to defend its new operating strategy, the
report said. 

Will be real interesting to see what HH has as an excuse for disrupting
one of the largest well known manufacturing companies in the country!

Name: mike jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

They can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2017

Unsure what all poster "thatsright" means.  Claim handling is the
responsibility of Local & General Committees, not Legislative Depts.

Name: thatsright
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

No Dumbass

Everyone knows and has known for years that many Unions reps are in the
back pocket of the carrier and its a MAJOR conflict of interest when
they kiss butt together in Jacksonville and on the golf course, but
thats no excuse for not knowing what they are going to cram down your
throats. Yeah, they have to meet and be diplomatic in the eyes of those
around. Have to put on a show. But they have been too chummy for way too
long. We all know a NO vote is a Yes vote. Vote or not. It doesnt matter
if you do or not but its your own fault if you dont know whats going
down and then cry like a little bi... because you got blind sided by
the changes. Thats whats wrong with our membership. Its boo hoo and sit
on your butt and dont get envolved. Vote out the legislative reps.
Replace the reps that are older than dirt and bring in some new young
blood. Time to clean house and add some young guns in the mix! Our
legislative reps arent getting it done. Sitting on claims for 4-5 years
because of back log and lack of people in office to handle them. Then
you have the arbitators who are bought off and do all that is necessary
to rule in favor of the carrier or make rulings that are more favorable
for them when they clearly shouldnt be. If you think it doesnt happen
there are several old head LC's who can tell you otherwise and know
its happening. They just cant come forward with their proof because
they dont have enough hard core proof such as tape recordings and
written documents. Locals are too small to get things done without
banding together and they just wont. Legislative reps wont stick
together and cause a stink. Only thing left is for the members to rally
and bring attention to themselves and push the unions into a corner to
respond. will it happen? They wont even read their own damn agreements!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2017

To the former LC. 

I was around when unions were dumped on during the Reagan years. Those
air traffic controllers Reagan fired were also under the RLA with a no
strike clause. The unions should of made a rebound during the Clinton
years seeing the president appoints the heads of the FRA, NLRB
etc...but they didn't. There were plenty of times the unions should of
hit the bricks on strike but it didn't. The railroads play the game
well. After 2004 all they had to do was play one generation against
another by then my generation was the minority. The UTU sold out a lot
of jobs during the '80s & '90s which created two different sets of
employees. It created a hostile situation. My generation is pretty much
gone it's now up to those working to take the helm. They have a big
advantage the internet and they're skilled at it.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

That's Right : waste your time voting because it's meaningless the
contract is already ok d on a golf course in Jacksonville by the 5th
hole.

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

Wonder how many points we would get if we marked of sick but only used
telemedicine that is offered in the tentative agreement.

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

No dumbass 

RED IS RIGHT! Get on line and look it up. Quit being the lazy dumbasses
half of you are and read the damn thing. Everyone one of you have a
local your paying. Go to the frickin union site or your locals and
read. Don't bitch if you don't know what's coming. Used to be that
every union had to send hard copies to everyone. Now that everyone has
acsess to computers I'm really not sure if this law is enforced. If
you don't have one or your unable to get to one at a library,etc. You
can demand a copy be sent to you. Either way read the agreement.

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

For the guy that said get involved with the union. I am a former local
chairman and have voted for my local the way they voted to in the past.
After some of the PTC agreements passed I asked for a vote count and was
told no. It’s hard to get more involved when it feels like the company
has the union in its back pocket and just passes what they want. This
new tentative agreement seems good but hopefully everyone reads the
whole thing even the co-pay part on how they go up and is not blind
sided by it when it happens. I just wish they would add a few sick
days, when on the road all the time and you get sick you have nowhere
to go but work sick or not.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

Fuck you red you asshole

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

One must have a high school diploma to work at CSX.   I assume you
dumbasses can read.   How about reading the tentative agreement for
yourself instead of asking a lot of silly ass questions.

But here goes for bothers and sisters who are just too damn lazy.
2% back pay from July 2016 to July 2017
4% back pay from July 2017 till agreed upon

If you quit were fired was not working for CSX time of agreement other
than death you are not entitled to shit.

You mother fuckers are some of the highest paid blue collar workers in
The US and most already have their back pay spent or your fat lazy wife
is worried about it.

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

Louisville can handle at least twice the freight that it is getting now.
The space, tracks, and manpower is all there...... Utilize your assets!

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

LE 30+

This contract if ratified will only run till 2020 it'll include the
back time for 2015-16. I recently got a call from one of the LE's
still working. He stated the BLE General Committees were trying to get
an on-property contract under an hourly wage system like the IC/CN
agreement. The carrier walked away from the negotiation table. I think
they're better off under the national contract. To many people would
lose jobs under the hourly system without a iron clad job protection
agreement in place. I remember the last UTU crew consist agreement on
CSX (C&O) where they received $43,000 around 1994 for the last brakeman
plus 30 shares of stock per year, lonesome pay etc... the catch was it
only applied to those marked up as a trainmen at the time of
implementation date. The week before that date they marked up everyone
they could to engine service even though they didn't stand for any
jobs. The day afterwards they were all cutback to trainmen.

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

What percentage of back pay and how many year's are we talking about
brothers and sisters

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

That's why I asked. Technically you were employed with the company at
the time that this new contract is effective since it goes back to
2015, so even if you left or were furloughed, you should be covered
back to when the last contract ran out, right? So if you resigned in
Feb 2017, you are entitled to back pay before you resigned back to when
the last contract expired. And if you were furloughed 3 months last
year, and 2 months this year,you should get back pay for the months you
did work since it expired, does that make sense? Help me out here. Any
info would help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

I believe everyone is entitled to back pay, to include resigned &
furloughed employees. Also, I am pretty sure it must be paid within 90
days of ratification. With these jackasses, though, who knows how back
pay will work. As a resigned guy myself, i am not holding my breath.

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

I would love to see Head Hunter replace his oxygen tank with some
Anhydrous Ammonia.

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

Hey guys, this is my first contract renewal. As far as the back pay is
concerned, do they pay that soon after the contract is agreed upon? Do
you get it if you are furloughed? What about someone that resigned?
Would they still get that too? Technically they were under the contract
at the time. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

This is for conductor 1-10


 Eugene goes to the vet and says, "My horse is constipated."

The vet says, "Take one of these pills, put it in a long tube, stick
the other end in the horse's ass, and blow the pill up there."

  Eugene comes back the next day, and he looks very sick.

The vet says, "What happened?"

 Eugene says, "The horse blew first."

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Conductor 10-20:

Yep. Maybe a coincidence with new system bulletin on empty placement in
train.  Wonder how long before these morons figure out this aint Canada.
Ol' HH said he would eat the spaghetti. Arrogant ass. Hell is waiting
on you Hunter, embrace your destiny. Turn off the oxygen valve and see
if Lucifer is as impressed with you as you think everybody else is.

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

Nobody enjoys your posts, stupid. You just changed your name and acted
like you were someone that didn't think you're a moron.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

Mr.jorgan

I was just about to put my post to pasture till I red how much you
enjoy them.  So to all my followers I just want to say thanks I'm not
going anywhere.   

Mr.Ed is here to stay.  I'll be posting on a daily basis about a lot
of horse shit and useless information.   

Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon

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

CSX
Train miles down 10% for 2017
Train killings up 33% for 2017
Hmmm--So HQ has numbers just like Paddock huh?

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

Anyone else notice what all these CSX train derailments have in common
lately; since Harrison.  They all have 140+ rail cars with large blocks
of emtys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2017

RRJim:

Looks like the proposed new national contract does in fact contain
health-care costs/increases.  Not bad though.  Don't see any work rule
changes.  

Many people now days are 1st time ever union members & seem to think
they are entitled to a lot because dues have to be contributed. Well,
sure, they need to get involved.  Local meetings are just not always
easy to attend even if/when an entire membership wants to be there.

Safety First.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2017

LE 30+

Whether it's 5 for the former UTU (SMART) or 6 for the BLE-T not much
difference. He said 3-7 people show up in his post and I responded it
was no meeting or barely a meeting. I don't get it. 12-15 years ago
our BLE meetings were standing room only. The only that's changed is
there's a new generation of railroaders. They need to get involved.
I'm reading people bitching about the new contract and I've read it.
It's not bad with decent pay raises, back pay, keeps the current
healthcare premium intact with no increases etc... it's damn good for
what's going on in this country under Republicans & Trump.

Name: Your mammy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

How much do these dingle Berries want to pay us an hour anyway

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Mr. Ed

I enjoy your posts.  The good horse sense you bring to the table is
appreciated.  Eugene is very quiet about hitting the crack pipe and you
brought it to light.  I look forward to your future posts about you and
Eugene's shenanigans around the barnyard.

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

Mr. Ed.

  Gotta agree with Conductor 1-10, your posts were entertaining for a
few days, but it is getting old and it has ran it's course. If you
have something relevant to this site "CSX SUCKS' then by all means
post away. Otherwise your not being funny man, your wasting your time
posting crap that nobody reads or finds informative.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

blah blah blah  Cry me a river 
you haven't been out here long enough to bitch.  I'm willing to bet
you got this job at around age 40+ and your pissed you're not going to
have 30 at 60. Keep living out there I need a new barn for my video
games and dungeons&dragons books.

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

Would you stop with the Mr Ed bit. It's not funny. Obviously you're
from the millennial generation because every one of them are just like
you. You think you have a good joke and then you repeat it for 3 years.
No creativity or mind of your own because you spent your life playing
video games. Same memes over and over again, same dumbass made up
internet words over and over again. Nobody thinks it's funny.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

This national sure is a bag of oats.   The old man is offering twice the
contract to loco operators.  The conductors well you know.

Name: How is this not news?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 October 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/05/atlanta-train-crash-house/734637001/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

The contract sucks the only thing the national can say is they saved the
conductors till the next contract. Hopefully we can go hourly once this
contract signs, that's about the only way we can get a decent raise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Heard 25 transportation jobs are gone in Willard  now waiting to see
what they do with carmen.  Growing up railroad never thought I'd see
this happen to Willard   

Anyone heard how many cuts to carmen with over 20 years you would think
I wouldn't have to worry

Name: Retired Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Abused ( and everyone else)
   If ordered to go unqualified onto a foreign road notify the foreign
dispatcher that you do not have rules books, bulletins, been to a rules
class,1 trip, no maps etc. That puts it on tape. Note time and
dispatcher name or initials and give it to the local chairman. If you
refuse you will be charged with insubordination but the foreign line
almost certainly hold you off their railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

The National contract sucks.  Why when there is back pay to be paid out
they always front load the contract with the lower raises?  You would
think that for once they they could front load it with the higher
raises then the accumulated over all raise would be more.  What about
sick days?  We work in all weather, on call, live in hotels,  if anyone
deserves a sick day it's a railroader.  And also road guys should get
holiday pay and without taking it from a personal day.  Also we got
hundreds of personal days floating out there with the caps set at one. 
I don't want to have to cash my personal days out, I want to take a
personal day damnit.  We should have gotten more personal days and
vacation days with this contract.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

What you guys think about the agreement the smart union has agreed to.
Out of pocket cost on health care going up. Major medical now 90%.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Cumberland is slowly but surely crashing and burning. Craftspeople are
assigned seats for turnover. Not allowed to enter lunch room until
start of shift. Stafford is a retard. Arigo is an adulterer who brags
at local bars about furloughing people. Fucking losers.

Name: Red
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2017

Csx has applied for and environmental covenant at 1200 don hudson blvd.
Louisville ky., rhis is a ground test for contaminated soil, it lets
prospective buyers know what the grpund has in it and also protects csx
in the furture.who knows what this will end up meaning in the long run
but be checking your local classifieds to see if this is happening at
ur location we found it in our local news papper. Hopefully Osborn will
still be around who knows.

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

RRJim:
Don't know how it works in the others, but UTU - five (5) members in
good standing constitute a quorum to handle business at a local
meeting.  If a change is to be made - a motion must be made, seconded &
passed, & still has to be presented to the entire local for a vote.
Changed? Doubtful 'cause don't see that in print in the Constitution.

Name: ABUSED
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 October 2017

FRA/DISPATCHERS


CSX and the FRA have rules on employees working jobs they are not
qualified on. Union agreements cover pilots. CSX operating rules make
it very clear that when we work on foreign line railroads we follow
their operating rule. For the last 2 months the chiefs have been making
crews stay on trains when taking them to hand them off to other crews
who are working out of our territory and running on a foreign line. 
They are saying after they have been piloted one time by these crews
they are qualified to take the trains. One time does not make a crew
qualified. Second, CSX is not giving any maps or one single operating
rules book to anyone for these foreign lines. How the hell are they
getting away with this. Made me do it about 3 weeks ago and I didn't
learn crap about the foreign line I was on . The so called pilot crew
said they thought we were getting off the train and going home. They
had so idea we were going to stay with them and they had their regular
train ticket changed to a pilot crew ticket while they were in route to
the hand off spot.   
Is is not illegal to make crews do this when they aren't carrying any
of the foreign line railroads rules books?  No maps? We don't even
know how to read the foreign line paper work. Saw a little of it by
pilot crew but it was greek to us and we didn't understand any of it.
Is this a federal offense. I heard they are threating insubordination
charges on crews for not wanting to go if the chief finds out they have
been once.  No rules books?  NO maps? No classes?  This is called safe
running of trains?

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

yeahright

First if only 3-7 people showed up it's no meeting or barely a
meeting. You must have a minimum of 6 people to have a meeting.
Apparently you went with no concerns to discuss. It is your right to
bring up anything for debate. Staying silent on the sidelines is not
exercising your fundamental rights. Local union meeting are directly
responsible to make change at a terminal, subdivision etc.... if anyone
allows 6 people who show up to make change for you then no one to blame
but yourself.

Name: Taylor J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2017

You got it all wrong about North Baltimore, have any of you been there
to see the place?

Double leads on both ends almost a mile long on west end, mile half on
east...


Take out the cranes and you have a perfectly flat , super flat
switching yard taylor made to pump out freight.  They will be closing
all manifest freight out of Willard, New Castle, Garrett, Toledo and
switch it there. And since it’s an intermodal property, all work will
be done by private contractors in the yard.


Kick ‘em

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2017

Re: exlc
You said in your last post: "late activation of gate crossings because
circuits are too close to the
road"
You have apparently witnessed the late activation. This is probably not
from circuits being too close to the road but an activation "failure"
which is protected under federal law or CFRs. CFR title 49--234.225. 
Look! Railroads had a problem with drivers being hit by trains with car
parts going under the wheels causing derailments of cars AND engines.
Expensive! Railroads decided to protect themselves from this expense by
adding lights and gates. The railroads had government rumor "Most all
crossing accidents were a drivers fault". This allowed government to
pay for lights and gates under the Highway/Rail Crossing 130 Safety
Fund. And you thought lights and gates were for the drivers didn't
you? 
Now how does this apply to your post? I am CSX Signals Management
sounding an alarm. We can no longer protect the train crews. Mr.
Harrison is running trains illegally, endangering train crews and
public.  After a long, long time working on this there is no one to
help except the train crews themselves by taking a stand over CSX
putting your lives in danger. It makes little difference what I can
share if no one is willing to stand up and fight against reckless
endangerment. Think of it this way:  railroads are saving billions each
year on the circuits short warning time You described.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

North Baltimore isn't closing. Just won't be switched by csx
transportation.  Willard , however, is closing.  There will still be
road crews, but no yard crews at either...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

It really is closing. Think about it this way, csx intermodal has
agreements to use private contractors, utility men that aren't csx,
Carmen that aren't csx, it's all private contractors that were agreed
upon when north Baltimore opened. If the same work is done in Willard,
which is csx transportation, not csx intermodal, by csx guys that are
already there, and are going to be without work soon anyways, then they
save alot of money. Repurpose Willard, you're utilizing assets. Sell
north Baltimore, it's too small for our needs anyways, and you make a
profit to cover the changes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2017

To Dave,

Now come on,

North Baltimore:  all those plans, the money\work they put into all
that - go back just a few years - there was nothing out there in that
area besides rural homes, farm ground & 37 acres of woods - hard to
believe they could/would just plain close it - even if headhunter
doesn't care much for intermodal business.

Any of the CSX Board Directors have RR operational experience?
Many of us still out in the field figure the CSX as we knew it might
well be gone but have to think they're not concerned about the future
as it may end up a part of a bigger system.
 
Normally, usually, unions don't really know much for sure what
companies are up to regarding future plans - they just have to play
catch up regarding contractual agreements.  
[Union heads got busted - but not for accepting co. payoffs.]

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

North Baltimore closing. Willard hump shutting down Friday. Going to
flat switch only 300 cars a day. Intermodal freight will block swap at
willard. new castle getting 30 million in improvements so freight can
be switched from both ends of the yard. All happening very soon. New
castle supposed to get yardmasters back and 6 around the clock, 3 man
yard jobs when work is done. Avon and new castle going to handle all of
Willard's work.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2017

Re: Exlc

The union is a business you have hired through dues to represent
employees according to the contract. The union is Re-active NOT
Pro-active they respond after the fact, when union members decide to
take a unified stand with the "burden of proof" the company is
wrong.

Example:
I'm melting in 30 ton of molting steel and my boss directs me to do
something wrong endangering myself and co-workers. I refuse and am
fired. If I go it alone the company has no loss. If all members take a
walk shutting down the mill there is a tremendous loss to the company.
Now the president and boss both are fired. 
My message? The union members must support each other THEN call on the
union to represent you on legitimate clams. I'm not speaking about
small claims but claims large enough to impact the BOD, government,
politicians and shareholders decision making process. This is OUR
railroad not the BOD or shareholders. We are in control of CSX, all we
need is to UNITE, initiate needed actions and supply the "burden of
proof" to the unions for backing.
So you're asking: Dave are you nuts? No I'm just another victim, the
same as you. Can I supply this "burden of proof"? You bet your sweet
Bippy.

Name: yeahright
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 October 2017

RRJIM


I've been to several union meetings over my career.  There are only
3-7 any given meeting.  These 3-7 are the ones that have no life no
wife and no dick.  Every meeting I've been has been a total waste of
fucking time.  That's why no one goes.   Most of the time the local
chairman is some dumbass that took the position because no one else
would have it.  The same personality of a loser TM, has to be up in the
middle of everyone's business and thinks their job is something it's
not.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2017

It's easy to blame the unions. How many actually go to the monthly
meetings? I retired 7 years ago. I went to a couple meeting a year in
the beginning then stopped. There were only the same 9-10 members who
showed up out of over 100. Anyone in transportation knows it's
impossible to make it every month, but 4-6 times a year is possible.
Last time I went was in Aug, 2015. I work part-time for Manpower as an
outside contractor at a non-union shortline railroad working as a
flagger with outside contractors working near the tracks. The tracks
are owned by CSX leased to the shortline. CSX runs coal MTY's on this
track. By June/July, 2015 it became noticeable there were no CSX coal
MTY's being run. I also knew about Obama's EPA attack on the coal
industry. I went to the Aug, 2015 meeting expecting a packed house.
What I saw was the same 9-10 people the last time I went in 2011. If
you don't get involved what do you expect?

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 October 2017

!

   You need to get work keyboard tough guy.   Before you start typing a
lot horseshit.  I don't have to work for a  living I'm a consultant to
the old man so kiss my horse ass.

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

MR.ED


Your an idiot. Go shovel his horse shit somewhere else. If you got so
much time on your hands go get on your knees at the international and
suck us some favors! Dump a pile of his horse shit on their door steps.
you seem to know just how much he has in his barn!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 October 2017

I told the old man it will be called "Mr.Ed Camps" there was a
misprint in the new magazine. Please disregard the previous printing. 

The new upcoming talent didn't have to be brainwashed to suck the old
man off.   They were more than willing to get and stay on their knees
the entire Mr.Ed Camp.   While one was be spanked he kept asking may he
have another.  

Be watching for me coming to a barn near you.  I'm touring the system
in December will be handing out oats,carrots and all kind of special
treats to the old man's good little boys and girls.

Name: Atmylimits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Has everyone got there csx magazine. This magazine would make Joseph
Goebbels smile from his nazi grave. My favorite part of the magazine is
the 2 pictures of hunter harrison. The one picture gotta be from at
least 5 years ago while he was at the CP and then there was the current
picture of him sitting in a chair at his first "Hunter Camp" with
about 30 kool-aid drinking managers behind him.this guy looks like he
is on his death bed. Funny how he has to cut costs or as he likes to
say "control costs" across the system with job cuts and furloughs,
but how much did he spend on this magazine? Paying people to interview
the kool-aid drinkers, take pictures, printing and  the postage alone
probably cost thousands. That on top of remodeling his office in
Jacksonville that's he's never at.... millions of dollars wasted for
his pet projects, but call me a brake man when I have 150 cars to
switch with 98 cuts is out of the question.

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

Dave

Words well spoken but the facts are the Union does know how to think
outside of the box but choses not too because several officers are
either paid under the table, kickbacks are offered or threats of
dragging claims and charges out for years to come backs most of the
ones without balls into a corner.
Facts are the railroads are federally regulated. They are not owned by
the government. All railroads are just as liable to breaking state and
federal laws as any one else. The problem is that union members are
IGNORANT!!!!!   They don't bother to read federal transportation laws
or research state laws. USDOT has the power to fine the hell out of CSX
or any other railroad if they chose to on a daily basis. Environment
protection agencies could have a field day with all of them but they
don't because as you pointed out politicians are bought and sold. The
Unions are all at fault for every bit of this. They will not nor will
they ever educated the membership on the laws that the railroads break
ever day. They don't want the headache. They don't want to be held
accountable for "Hiding" and not reporting claims of laws violations.
 What everyone seems to forget is the railroads can spit on your union
agreements every single day of the week. It doesn't matter. Its a
"Union " negotiated issue. The big issue here that most members
don't think about is that THEY CANT BREAK THE LAW! If whistleblowing
is what is takes to get the point across them mass reports should be
filed by all members. Get OSHA involved. If the FRA doesn't want to
play nice and wants to pad their pockets instead then front them out
for knowing and not reporting. 
Black smoke rolling out of Locomotives, oil spilled on the grounds, no
drip pads to collect spillage, toilets dumping feces across the roads,
late activation of gate crossings because circuits are too close to the
roads, hazardous waste containers thrown around the property and not
contained properly by law and the list goes on and on. Do the members
say or file reports. NO!  Are they scared too? Hell yes. Do they fear
retaliation!  YES! They have no idea how much power they have to force
their unions to take a stand for them if they want. The Unions like it
that way. Its dog eat dog. Keep your members mouth shut. If you don't
they wont have a job and you wont get your dues money! We'll have so
many of your members on the street you will be backlogged for years to
come. The only recourse for the members in todays railroad unions is to
either take matters into their own hands or get the public to rally for
them.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 October 2017

The old man has lost his mind.  He was talking to the goose today. 
Trying to get some information about their flight pattern or something.
 He thinks he can model his rr after it.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Re: Monitor

You expressed a variety of concerns all of which comes down to one
cause and one answer. RRs put people in office and take people out.
Politicians  in the pockets of RRs put a no strike law into effect
pulling the teeth out of your union. You may think that the STB, FRA
has your back. Not so, they are working against you for economic and
military interests. Corporate has NO respect for the union or employees
resulting in all your problems. In order to resolve the issues with CSX
employees the union MUST think outside the box and stop using the
contract as the only tool to negotiate. Can this be done? Of course,
more easily than you think. Now before you start knocking on me
undersrand, before comming to CSX I was a proud member of the United
Steel Workers and we took no crap off anyone, That is until railroads
had government allow Japan and China start making our steel creating a
new transportation revenue for RRs and shipping.

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

Monitor 

SHIT!  I had to read that policy again after that post. That's exactly
what it said and it's full of management loop holes. Better watch my
ass for now on. I don't run and I follow rules. If my trains get out
late it's not because of my performance. we need to start documenting
all the crap that delays us and send it to our union's to show we
arent the ones who are poor performers.  Get paper trails started. May
need it in the future if this gets bad.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 October 2017

Re: Monitor
That was a GREAT post !!!!! Makes me feel like being a part of things
and maybe help out a bit. Nooooo I'm not a field person I am former
Signal Engineering System Management. I don't care about being called
a mole HAH the last I was told was that mug shots were posted all over
the system with orders to shoot me on sight. Ask your UTU Atty. Who I
accompanied to a deposition in Washington. The FRA has been monitoring
my posts since at least 2005 and presented us with copies of my posts.
I must know some stuff they don't want out. You think? I addressed L&N
because he knew my superiors Chief Engineer Signals Bill Scheerer and
Director of Signals Jim Maybe. Of course this Department was eleminated
after I filed suit with the Department Of Justice over CSX fraud, over
billing, endangerment of CSX train crews and the public. If you are THE
MONITOR then please do a little research. You ask a couple question in
your post. Let me think about them and see if I can respond logically
from a corporate view point to a field person.
I understand things are tough at CSX right now and you're trying to do
what you think is right but has CSX ever threatened to kill you or cut
off body parts? Have they black listed you leaving you with the option
of flipping hamburgers to support your family? You guys need to get
tough, REAL tough in order to protect CSX and stop worrying about your
stocks. Later.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

Old Man on horse says to little conductor on bike, "Did Santa get you
that?" 
"Yes," replies the little conductor. 
"Well tell him to put a reflector light on it next year!" and charges
him. 
The little conductor looks up at the old man and says, "Nice horse
you've got there, did Santa bring you that?" 
The Old Man coughs and grasp for air and replies, "He sure did!" 
"Well," says the little conductor, "Next year tell Santa that the
dick goes under the horse, not on top of it

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

The feed bag of pills is strapped on the old man.  He will be out of the
stable grazing the pasture by morning.  We all kinds of new surprises
coming out of the barn.  

Avon is shutting back down soon.
Hourly rate will be out in the next  couple of weeks
Caskey is going to be turned into a hump yard
Radnor ?????TOP SECRET
Dispatchers aren't relocating now
PSR new model will be announced next week
Rocky Mount is getting a new stable
Selrick  is being leveled
No more overnight  barn stays the first of 2018
brakesticks  are coming back
getting off of moving equipment bumped up to 5mph
no more bulletins to carry

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

Jeez Oh Pete, 
gettin' old can be a bummer but after reading posts on this site -
whew, glad as heck to be outta there.  RRs never seemed to be very
employee friendly (actually, not many companies are) & it must be even
worse now.

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

DAVE


You don't want people to think your a mole then don't chime in here
and put a post to someone who hasn't addressed you In weeks.  What
tips did L&N give you? Was it private on your own email server? You
just happen to post a dead horse topic that you said you would back
away from when you haven't been asked about it. 
Funny how you come back with this as soon as some info is posted that
doesn't look good for the company. We are not going there right now.
What the posters want is some answers. Why isn't the STB still pushing
HH to get the customers serviced? How come it is so quiet. Did we lose
these customers so there is no reason for complaints filed? How will
this effect our future investments? How about rumors of closing more
yards. Willard was mentioned as one that will be cut back. How many
jobs will be lost. How many will transfer and bump junior men out of
their jobs. How about the new supervisors that are crawling out of the
wood work and handing out ridiculous failures and charges that most
supervisors have turned their heads too because they know its petty and
can be handled in house. The new discipline policy allows HH's hit team
to charge everyone with a major if they want by twisting and trumping up
a minor offense to something more serious. Everyone will be seeing 30
days and will sit at home until they decide to call them back and then
maybe let them go on "TIME SERVED!"

IDPAP POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES
The new policy has been changed drastically to allow supervisors to
trump up offenses from a simple minor to a major if they feel it is
warranted. The previous policy had three categories. Minor, serious and
Major. The new HH regime has reduced it to two. Non Major or Major.


CSXT intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. CSXT requires managers to provide fair and consistent
treatment to all employees under their charge and to USE ALTERNATIVES
TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.
MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL
MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING!  What is APPROPRIATE????
It all depends on who the supervisor is!

Non major offenses are defined as rule violations, POOR PERFORMANCE or
violation of CSXT's policies, practices or procedures that do not
result in derailment or damage to equipment and that are not otherwise
identified in part II (major) of this policy.

What the hell is poor performance?????
Joe takes his time and makes sure he checks everything he does to work
safely. Checks his footing for slip trips and falls and follows all
safety rules. 

Bob runs like hell and cuts corners to get out of the yard because he
has something to do tonight or at the hotel and wants to get out on the
road.

Joe eventually gets a reputation of being slow and all of the sudden he
is being watched. Rumors fly around that he is bulking and is causing
unnecessary delays.

Guess who now has to deal with POOR PERFORMANCE evaluations now. 
If anyone thinks for one moment that they cant be charged with POOR
PERFORMANCE they better think again. This policy is written to
intimidate and push employees to bend over and take what ever is handed
to them my management. How any of the unions ever allowed this to see
the light of day without one hell of a battle is beyond me and anyone
who has read it and sees how it is worded. 

Sorry Dave but T&E employees have bigger problems on their plates than
dealing with a possible derailment. They are dealing with a whole new
army and the crap is just getting started. The writing is obvious.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 October 2017

Re: L&N

Thanks for the tips. No i have never been an engineer but I do know the
details of accidents. Problem IS I didn't care about people. You can't
care and work in CSX Corporate. I know the dangers to train crews, that
was my job. Problem IS nobody else cares either. Being corporate auto
magically qualifies me as a mole HUH. That's OK.

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

Cool mo D

Do us all a favor and ignore Buxton (aka pines, etc....) Goating him is
what he wants. Been monitoring this site for 10 years. They have a
pattern. Just one of the company mole that are paid to disrupt the site
and draw attention away from topics that make the CSX legal team and
their public safety director little nervous. He showed up after the
discussions on Hunter setting up all Tm's to be able to do and take
away the work from Union contract employees. But then there was a
poster who pointed out that customers were still not being served and
that employees can report it to the STB in behalf of them. The usual
comment on the intimidation in the yards by the new HH hit squad have
been discussed a lot but they usually don't go crazy on this site
until people start throwing names out there. That really surprises me
as well as other posters. If there is a supervisor who is pulling
people out of service for minor petty stuff that can be handled in
house with a local TM then their name is usually posted on here to let
others know who this person is.  Rumors are flying around that they
pulled a crew out of service for reading a newspaper while they were in
a crew room waiting for work but since they were on the clock they
charged them with a violation of unauthorized reading material.  

Ok mole..... lets see what you got now!

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

Me,          
Where are our union leaders? For the first time it feels like we have
solidarity among our membership and yet are leaders sit idle. 
Harassment, intimidation, injuries, fetalities; when is enough enough,
are we not at our break point.  It's time for them to represent the
hard working men and women in the field that are dealing with this
crap.  It they don't start working for us then it time to vote them
out the first chance we get.

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

Hey Graham Cracker Butmunch if gonna post something have make sense. Or
better yet don't post anything just go take some pictures of a passing
train and dream about operating it knuckle head

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

Yes, Willard is next. Heard it on a trainmasters conference call. There
aren't going to be any originating trains anymore and Willard will
only be used for interchange with other railroads, and for block swap.
All yard jobs and all but one yardmaster are supposed to be gone. All
but 2 trainmasters. It's not going to be good for new castle and
Willard.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

I know how to run a railroad I wrote the playbook.  I'm not leaving
here a failure but I'm a short timer.  There are up and coming colts
that I'm grooming for when I leave.  


Before I leave I'm going to have PTI drivers qualified to run trains. 
 They may smell like cat shit but they will work for peanuts. 

Annual rule class will be replaced by Mr.Ed camps.

Yardmasters will be running etest.

No more water,ice or crew packs.  It's your shared responsibility to
be prepared.


No more safety glasses it's a waste of time and money


Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

Graham Buttocks or whatever your name is just keep on playing with your
toy trains and leave the railroading to real men asshole your probably
some 90 pound weakling with pop bottle glasses that couldn't even tie
an air hose together dick heads

Name: have2vent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

I'm sick of working everyday paying every damn bill. While my wife sits
home on her fat ass talking to other rr'ers wifes about the railroad
and all of us who work out there.

I just want to say thanks to the dumbass who got all this bullshit
started by giving their bitch access to the mainframe.   Now thanks to
a few its a fucking cancer spreading across the system.  Anyone who
allows their wife on facebook's csx wifes is a damn fool.   We are not
friends we just happen to work at the same place.. My life is not your
bitches business.  Some your wives know more about what's going on
than the ones out there. 


If we get a bonus this year try to keep the bitch from finding out and
spreading the news.

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

So far under Hunters so called leadership we have had 2 fatalities and 2
other major injuries, where are the UTU and BLE-T?

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

Engineer:
There probably is a pecking order.  Sit in a dispatcher's seat - have
your decision(s) overruled by a chief dispatcher - who in turn is at
the whim of someone with higher authority.  They'll do/try anything
they can get away with.  Safety First.

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

Bidro....blah 

And this info helps us how??? Get our claims paid? Get the customers
serviced?  Fix the damn train lineups? Stop the intimidation and
harassment by the new HH hit squads?  Stop job losses?  Bring the
furloughed guys back? Now if you had pics of him in bed with HH wife
maybe you would have something to work with!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2017

Ape  

No,they were not. Conversations were heard very clearly and loudly. TO
doesn't replace a qualified or unqualified engineer either. It messed
up and I have had numerous overspeeds with it along with it running to
hot for the PTC program. Have to turn it off to adjust properly. Many
have.  PTC AND TO ARE NOT REPLACEMENTS FOR QUALIFIED ENGINEERS.

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

Maybe they are talking about trip optimizer which does run the train
just like cruise control?

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2017

DISPATCHERS 

If you don't completely understand how the PTC program works then get
the manuals and read them! The PTC program does not qualify an engineer
on the territory. It does not give a detailed picture of the territory.
It does not inform an engineer where hold out points are or where
bridges or culvert are or what is around the corner in blind spots. It
doesn't handle adjusting for hills and valleys. It doesn't adjust for
weather conditions or adjust to stop at industries.

We have had several dispatchers who have come on the radio per so
called orders of the chief and try to order crews to take trains on
territory they weren't qualified because they had working PTC. WE
heard one crew trying to explain to the dispatcher that the PTC
doesn't take the place of the engineer and isnt qualified to run the
train by itself. the dispatcher told them the chief said it could guide
them on the division and they could use it to make the trip. Where in
the hell are they finding these people. Are they really that stupid? Is
CSX GOING TO HELL THAT BAD! No one gives a shit about safety and
qualifications amymore? Or is it just con artist chiefs who will say or
do anything just to get a train moved. Make up stupid crap just to try
and intimidate a crew to run someplace they have never been before
without a pilot and qualifying run. Why do they still have jobs? They
shouldnt.  So dispatchers do all of us a favor and learn how the PTC
works then when the chief tries to pull a stupid stunt you can call
them on it. Set them straight for the safety of all of us!

Name: Timothy j  bibro
E-mail: 5711 belmer ,dr parma
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 September 2017

do you mean Timothy J Bibro  that lives at 5711 Belmer dr parma ohio 
case #882904 Cuyahoga county  phone #440-340-2304  what a guy!!!!

Name: tim J Bibro
E-mail: 2098586
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2017

Tim J Bibro .ex conrail conductor from rockport yadrd is being charged
for assult  Tort .They want 125, 000 dollars   .20conductors plus dave
smidt will testify he is the big ass hole. look it up he lives in parma
ohio. there is a god !!!! pay back timmy

Name: Exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

All union members 

HH has made it clear that all trainmsster who are not licensed
engineers will go to engine school and become lisenced.  His reasoning
for this is because they must also be able to supervise and be
knowledgable in the skills of all engineers. Since he did away with RF
positions that is understandable but Mark my word if he thinks he's
pulling a fast one and going to use them in the seat in place of the
hard working union dues paying members he better think again! All
members can sue the pants off of their union if they allow this to
happen.  Read and understand your legal rights as a union member in the
United states. Read the LMRDA regulations. If HH tries this it will be
one of the most blatant outright attempts to union bust and any union
should take him to federal court.

Name: David Wells
E-mail: Fox13now.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2017

News inquiry
Fox News prides itself in news accuracy. On the Transit train accident
our information came directly from the UTA that an employee
disconnected the circuits causing the gates not to come down. If you
think our report was inaccurate please contact our news Hot Line at
Fox13news.com
Thank you
David Wells
Fox13now.com
Salt Lake City, Utah

Name: X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

The next CSX CEO has already been chosen and is being shaped into Hunter
II

Name: MEDIA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2017

To local media

I'm going to get off train derailments for now. The best personal
advice I can give is stay off high speed passenger trains, if you must
take one be sure to ride in the last coach to prevent trailing cars
from piling up on you.

You were provided with a list of train crossing accidents and
pedestrian accidents which number into the thousands in a 5 year
period. Media has picked up on something is bad wrong but you have
little knowledge of how to properly investigate and are left with the
option of reporting according to the findings of the railroads own
investigation. Like the video showing a CSX derailment in Baltimore
catching the wheels coming off a train it's almost unbelievable. So a
video is worth a thousand words.

I need you all to pull up a video of a Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
train plowing thru a Fed-Ex truck.
Most news agencies reported on this accident and quoted a spokesperson
from the UTA which was a narrative that all railroads use in a snow
situation. Read the UTA spokesperson account of the accident being
caused by an employee. The employee was used as a "fall guy" to
protect the railroads. I'll get thru this one step at a time. In the
meantime ask these questions:
Did the gates and lights fail to operate?
Were the passengers, train crew and truckers endangered?
Are there Federal Laws preventing this from happening?
Was an investigation using Federal Laws performed?
Is breaking these Federal Laws a crime?
Are all railroads using the same train detection control circuit?

Name: ExLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

Grapevine 

As posted once before it is a serious violation of all union agreements
for management to do the work of union contract employees. This goes
straight to the International and it is a five day penalty claim for
the crew. This is one of the most extreme violations of union contract
employee's rights to protect their working rights and positions.
Managers have been shot in the past for crossing union lines and doing
the work of union contracted employees. We have already read post on
here that HH pulled this in Canada. This is not Canada and I guarentee
you there are still alot of hard old union workers in this country that
won't lay down on this. In fact most union workers with any history
will back us on this one. The press will have a field day. It's not
the 60's anymore but it doesn't mean it can't happen again. We
can't strike so there's no reason for there not to be enough workers
to do our railroad work. No way in hell a manager should ever be doing
our work. Furlough good men and put a manager in the seat is a recipe
for some serious shit soup!

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

Grapevine that's old news.

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

I heard a few things not sure if true but here goes
1- Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville and will cross train to
learn all areas so they can be used as a dispatcher for any area in the
system at any time.
2-T/E extra boards will soon be combined so you can be called for any
line of road at any time, yard extra boards will be included as well.
3-Managers will soon be required to protect engineer and conductor
positions as needed.
4-Freight pool guys, local guys, and regularly assigned yard guys will
be required to protect vacancies as needed.

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

To: local medias
I will be posting on how to investigate and report on rail accidents.
In order to sift thru unrelated posts I will post information under the
tag MEDIA. Hopefully this will be helpful. As I mentioned before, if you
have a rail accident in your local call me on "Face Time" and I will
help you. You can interview rail officials and local police but
understand that rail officials have narratives designed for the media,
police only repeat what rail officials tell them. and without help in
understanding they are very convincing. As for the FRA they are
unavailable unless it is a high profile accident. If you have a
question just post media and I'll try to help.
Thank you for representing your viewers.

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

Mole 
You kidding right. Not fooled was right. No one said or even suggested
trains don't have breaks. Most stupid comment any mole could put out
here to change a subject. Don't know why you waste your time trying.
That ignorant Mr.Ed is distracting enough with his worthless garbage
that isn't doing anything but making him look like a classless loser.


Harrassment is rolling in at the yards now and the hit squad is writing
people up on the most ridiculous petty bullshit because they want to
prove who's boss and come up from the little man syndrome. Just making
more shit for the union's to deal with.send a damn man home just
because he walked in without his vest on when coming into work. The
list goes on. We put up with this shit when CSX brought in their
rejects from NS. The Tony Ingram erra. Got rid of that trash now we're
getting garbage from another pile of trash. New sheriffs in town. The
whipping and beatings are going to return. Thought this shit was
something of the past.  Looks like the devil has returned.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

T.L

You're just the kinda guy we've been looking for out at the stable. 
You're on your way to the top.  That kinda go to attitude the skies
the limit.  Welcome to the donkey club.

Name: Sickofwaiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

STB/FRA  
the trains are getting longer and customers are still not getting
service. Haven't serviced 2 of ours for over a week. They are talking
about getting trucks to bring stuff in.  Why the hell have you been so
quiet. You have to be getting complaints. Maybe it's been quiet
because the ones who were sick of waiting have moved on and found
another way to get their product.  We would all love to see a list of
the customers who have dumped CSX because they were sick of waiting on
this PSR plan. We have stock in this company too. We have a right to
know how much business we have lost. Maybe plan on investing somewhere
else!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Horseofcoarse.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Mr. lolflon 

Sounds like your a man getting a promotion.

Name: Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Cold Case
July 1991
Lugoff, SC
We (CSXSignals) derailed Amtrak killing 8
The mechanical switch was falling apart and a director refused to
replace it. Amtrak split the switch and the wheels fell off. 8 were
killed in the pile up. Media look up news article Angela Palank CSX.
This was a crime FRA and has no time limitation.

Name: Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

What type of brakes do trains have?
They actually have two breaking systems. One is controlled by air on
each car, the other is dynamic braking using the locomotive engine.

In some cases the train stops when the wheels fall off creating a
derailment and cars piling on top of each other until the train stops.
This will help in your local media investigations, or an Amtrak
derailment where people are crushed in the pile up.
I have authorized my phone number to be given to each of you. Go to a
private siding with rail cars. Call me on "Face Time" and I will show
you that this protocol to derail is by design, not simply because a
train came off the tracks. Please consider that intentionally derailing
a train endangers our train crews.

Name: Mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Everybody give Not Fooled a thumbs up! He figured out I'm a mole.
Anyone who posts CSX is endangering train crews is some how a mole.
Sounds like you're an Oxy Moron.
I'll send you a bonus check care to post your name and address?

Name: lerry lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Yard limits suck

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Heeeeee I did lose a shoe.

Name: larry lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

All i hear from my LC is that they can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

I think the name of the site should be changed to
CSX-reallySucksNow!.com

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Eugene

I hope this letter finds you still kicking.  It's me your good ole
buddy Mr.Ed.  I'll be back in the office in a couple weeks.  Don't
forget to take all your meds but take it easy on the crack pipe.

I wanted to ask you to take easy on all these hard working men out
there.   PSR has a better chance of surviving if the men got a hell of
a raise and more time off.


P.S.  You do know that's cindy dressed up like me that's been giving
you advice. No worries will see you in a couple weeks


Horse of Course,
Mr.Ed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you.  

                      5 Guiding Principles
 
  1  Customer Service
     Do what we say or the customer can hit the highway. Be easy to
business with unless they make a request then take em to the woodshed
of course.

  2  Costs Controlling
    Sell off anything and everything we can make a dime on. Need more  
horse costumes

  3 Optimizing Assets
    idle locos, cars and layoff men
 
  4 Developing Employees
    Make them drink the kool aid, dress up in horse costumes and feed
one another carrots.

Name: Bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Mr Ed 

As much as your jokes were kind of funny at first they aren't anymore.
Just saying it's time to move on. Your wasting good space and becoming
annoying. This ain't no corporate mole either. Just someone who thinks
your dumb joke doesn't help the serious posters.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Contract will be setltled as soon as D.pierce sucks the old man off.

Name: Mr. Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Fact

It's all true. He also sucks cindy's dick.

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Is it true that Eugene makes Bob Frulla and Cindy Sandborn dress up in
horse costumes and makes them give him advice when Mr Ed isn't
available? Asking for a friend....

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

OK OTHER

Don't pretend to be some stupid idiot that thinks trains may not have
brakes because we all know better. Quit trying to bait people into a
stupid idiotic conversation because your boys in Jacksonville are tired
of reading about their ignorant, immoral and abusive behavior. We
aren't falling for it. So go back and do what any little mole does and
slip back under your rock. And if for some reason you really are that
ignorant GOOGLE TRAINS!  Jesus man.  Is this the best HH has to throw
out there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2017

I have a question. Are you saying a train doesn't have brakes? How do
they stop?

Name: es
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Eugene is raising hell about peoples saying he's getting information
from his horse.  That "Mr.Ed" is really calling all the shots. 
Whoever got this started Eugene has noticed.  Good job

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

Glad we've got president trump in office to save American jobs.... He
vowed to have people working in America where is he at now... him and
hunter are probably out riding horses together..

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Just got my new CSX magazine. Nicely done by the publisher. As you can
see while skimming through it a picture of the VP OF OPERATIONS that my
friends is the reason our yes our railroad is so screwed up. This man
could not put together a toy train and make it operate efficiently. Now
throw in the VP of car man age mentioned and WOWZA what a mess.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Clearing out Cumberland, car shops are gone ; the loco repair will be
history soon.  What's up with a 12 week layoff?  Another way to say
you are fired at  CSX Cumberland.  Looks like Selkirk will be next.
It's a near ghost town!  When will maintenance and safety inspections
be performed with so few shops available to do due diligence to public
safety as well as employee safety.   Folks beware when you see a CSX
train near you, it is not a safety conscious company as in the past.

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

By now you have received a list of thousands of people killed on
railroads in the past five years. While I didn't supply the list I
will try to help you to properly investigate rail accidents in your
local area by posting on this site. You may have to dig through other
posts to get the information. 

First let me say this. Train crews are blaimed for accidents when in
fact a crew is almost powerless in preventing any accident. As you read
some recent posts on train braking it is apparent these are highly
skilled position. So why are you looking at a list of accident victims
with seemingly no answer for the cause? I will post to help you
investigate accidents in your area and uncover the truth.

Train accidents are horrificwith the crews being a victim.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Back pay?  I'm not paying you back pay.  I need a new feedbag and a
stable. My partner needs new medical equipment.   there want be back
pay only 23/hr

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is
entitled?

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Pups
Who cares how you run your train as long as you get it acros the road
on the rail and in one piece. Old hoggers like air. What they are used
too and comfortable with. New gadgets like dynamic braking came along
and old hoggers bulked.  Fact is they work. Some like it some dont.
None of it matters anyway. You got GPS and erad and PTC. No more
running on your own skill. All controlled and watched by timers. 
You'll be watching that screen all the time making sure you're not
getting to close to running out of time to slow down where and when
your used too. Old hoggers better learn to slow down and quit coming to
a last minute stop. The new CEO will have you on the street first
offense on train handling. When he cuts the crews in half only thing
you will have to save you is those controlled computers. HH will expect
everyone to run like hell and double up but you got to slow down. Going
to be hell when it all breaks loose.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

LOCO

Apparently your old as dirt because a lot of people call the Dynamics
"DNYO" for short. Just a slang term that started. As for using air
that's fine but if you know how to use Dynamics properly and they are
half way decent you can run a train without the air no matter what your
freight is. I've run 120 auto rack trains, intermodal and 15,000 ton
slop freight on 226 mile trips and never touched the air until after
stopping.  If you know how to use it properly you don't need the air.
Its not for the heavy handed. I've had some new trainees who scared
the hell out of me using it and had no business ever using it.
Stripping it to 8 and backing a cut on top of the power and shoving the
wholly crap out of you.  It take a light hand and someone who knows what
their doing. Someone who knows how to use the hill to their advantage.
Guess what. I DO. I have stopped trains on rail that was like stopping
on a camels hump and with 3 good wide bodies you can hold the train
with DYNO alone. If course go to set the air before you knock it off
our you'll roll like a rocket.  So before you get all high and mighty
and bashing people maybe you should learn a little more about running
your trains with out air. See how many months you can go slowing down
or stopping you train without air. I was trained by one of the best on
the system on using it and when he had me in the seat it was NO AIR for
two weeks. Every train had to be treated like it had a kicker and it was
a key train that the poor conductor was going to half to walk. It was
"you learn how to use this thing and learn how to run and stop this
train with it. Best thing I ever learned!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Since when is going into suppression an emergency application???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine?
Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times
where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids
pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill
and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc...
There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became
managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually
means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself
who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's
like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not
what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr.

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

RR JIM

Last engine I was on that went into suppression wouldn't load. Stretch
braking requires you to be under load while "stretching" out the train
with brakes applied. The erad will hit you if you are stretch braking in
throttle's 4 or higher. It has hit several of us. The company doesn't
want anyone to stretch brake. In fact our EX road foreman of engines
told a class of us there is no need to. Set air and bring you train
down to a controllable speed then release at a point where you know you
can throttle out and get the speed you want with out stretch braking.
Its not hard to do. Just takes a little practice. I personally would
rather use the dyno, The company feels the same way. Been told so many
times I cant count. Use the dyno. Stay off the brakes. Yeah I know you
got to learn how to use air. we all have practiced but they still want
you to stay off of it unless the dyno isn't adequate. Different
railroad than the old daya.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2017

PTC doesn't give an emergency application it gives a penalty
application. First thing to do is bail off the independent. This is
where knowing how to stretch brake comes in handy.

Name: Norespectharrision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I
will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no
respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so
his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So
that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of
us.

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

Me again  

Must be nice to be so fuckin smart. PTC screws us up on intermediates
and acts up at home sigs to territory entrance. Not everyone has it as
good as you. Stay off your knees and u might learn more.

Name: Nice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

NO JOKE!!!!   Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed.  I'm not sure where
this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed.

Name: Me Again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

First off, an emergency application is an emergency application. 
Doesn't matter what caused it.  So if there is some idiot crew that
doesn't understand why or for what reason you are inspecting the train
after an emergency application, then you probably should not be here,
it's not safe for the rest of us.  How idiotic to think , well , PTC
did it so no need to inspect or do the required 10 .  

As for PTC, well, you don't understand that either.  If you are
approaching the beginning limits and it hasn't changed to active (
will also be color display instead of grey), then you approach the
first signal prepared to stop.  In every case I've seen, 1500 feet
away and PTC becomes active.  Other than initial implementation where
bugs were worked out this works every time.  In some cases PTC will
become active further out and there's no need to slow down.

For the idiots that seem to be hoping for this company to fail or the
stock to take a dive, Jesus Christ, how stupid can you be?  If it does
you may find yourself working for a shortline in the near future. Or
for another RR.  Ole HH not gone lose any more per share than we are.
CSX will never be what it was pre HH so you may as well quit whining,
spreading false information, and be professional and do your job..  If
you keep your mouth shut, let them make the decisions, and do exactly
what they say, you'll make a fortune right now. Yeah, things are in
the shitter, who cares, I come to work to make money, and there's
plenty to be made right now.

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

Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?

Name: real watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

L&N  

Thank you for the rule refresher for those who did not know it but
should if they have read their rules. The point of the post was that
the PTC is malfunctioning on signal indications especially when
approaching the beginning of an active area. When it does it puts the
train in suppression. Yes you always tell the dispatcher but if it
recovers ok it is not necessary to walk the train. If the engineer does
not fix the situation quick enough the PTC can then trigger an emergency
application. It is obvious why this has happened. The engineer knows
what is causing it and knows it is most likely a 100% chance it was the
PTC. Now a crew is out of service because they didn't travel one train
length at 10 mph. Why? Because it was triggered by the PTC and they did
not think it was necessary. If they had assumed it was the same thing as
the a real triggered emergency then that should be in writing. If a
train in not moving and it triggers and emergency "not in motion"
then the crews are now relieved from inspecting the train after telling
dispatcher. The PTC system is not perfect and malfunctions. Not only
that it blows that stupid stinking horn at every dirt road it comes to
and is violating the use of the horn rule. EXCESSIVE USE OF THE HORN!

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

Re :real watchdog: the reason you need to tell a dispatcher that you are
in emergency is to protect other trains, especially on double track .
Also, for the next train to go by at restricted speed over the effected
area,  so to notify the dispatcher if there are any track defects or
irregularities with the track.

Name: Real watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Watchdog poser

Be careful. That's twice now. Post under watchdog poser next time. Of
course I don't have a patent on that name but no need to abuse it like
others do with pines. If you want to use my handle at least post
something of real substance idiot.  

Something like....all engineers....if the ptc screws up and puts you in
supression and you can't recover before it sets you in emergency make
sure you go one train length at 10 mph just as if you were in emergency
for other reasons. Crew is out of service for not doing so even though
it was the ptc's fault and it should have been handled as PTC error.
No need to walk train if you went into suppression without ptc so why
treat it any different if the ptc screws up and dumps your train. 
Cover your ass and tell dispatcher you must treat it like any other
emergency application and walk your train in conditions warrant it by
rule. Sure they will get tired of that soon enough.

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

Re Dave:  Let me help you out a little bit on this . The reason the
media is banned from the derailment site is because of safety reasons.
You just can't have people running around railroad tracks.  Now, you
stated the only way they get their information is from the railroad.
This is not necessarily true, they can get information from the FRA,
NTSB, or state inspector as well as well the railroad. This is public
knowledge. Dave, with you not being an engr, you have never been faced
with the decision to throw a train in emergency.  Luckily, neither have
I but I do know the ramifications of the result of putting a train in
UDE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!

Name: 1x
E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq

Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess.

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

Welcome media
In any rail accident the media is blocked from the tracks. Any
information comes from railroads or the AP who gets their information
from the railroads. Railroads have narratives for each type accident
which blames anyone other than the railroad. I'm going to make a
series of posts that will help you understand rail accidents. I've
just posted on a CSX derailment in Baltimore. The derailment was caused
by the engineer going into emergency stop, braking the coupler on car 1.
 Next the wheel on car 1 falls off going under car 2. These cars jack
knife like an accordion which stopped the train. So how does the wheels
fall off which is critical in derailing cars and stop the train?
The wheels are one solid mass of metal with bearings on each end. The
car has a "U" shaped receptical that just sits down on top of the
bearing. To prevent the wheels from falling off out the bottom a small
piece of metal is attached to the "U" shaped opening. 
When the first car disconnected from the engine the wheel ripped out of
the bearing socket causing a pile up stopping the train. Do yourself a
favor and look at how train wheels stay under a car. This system of
stopping a train by derailment works but when a car loaded with
explosives 7 cars from the engine is involved in the pile up we have an
explosion as can be seen. When investigating a derailment look for the
wheels that have fallen off. Search Amtrak videos and look for wheels
scattered everywhere. Think about Amtrak riders making high speed
having their wheels fall out from under them and their sleeping car
used to stop the train.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Stop posting any bad comments about CSX or I'll get you. Remember I'm
watchdog and I'm watching you. I tied Pines to the railroad track for
bad posts. I'm also a cross dresser with CRAMPS so don't mess with
me.

Name: 1x
E-mail: oxygendeprived.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm66ns7nWAhVl0oMKHSZFDU8QqUMIKDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-exclusive%2Fexclusive-persistent-rail-service-disruptions-dog-csx-customers-idUSKCN1BW2TO&usg=AFQjCNHOkl_JpM_EbeB8vj-JRDFRK39WRg


Yeah,  Eugene and Mr.Ed are full of shit.   I can't believe a bullshit
statement can send stock up too.  It's all smoke and mirrors guys.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2017

Operating ratio is simple to get down when you only have 15 trains to
run. Get rid of all those pesky customers that slow our 15 trains down.
Close sidings and straightline switches. No reason to slow down then!!
Keep it up skeletor. By your 80th birthday, you should have effectively
raised the price of most commodities in our country while you are in
your casket with your money bags. Fuck you and your horses you probably
never rode!

Name: Crapola
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

The last furlough I heard about was before the stb got involved. That's
what made me think that. I know in other situations, the stb made them
call people back, and imposed fines for manpower shortages. Even under
the old regime, this situation calls for cuts. I think this guy is
waiting for the meeting, or possibly/probably the fourth quarter to
make his numbers look good

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

What causes train derailments?

There are many causes of derailments which can be contributed to a
variety of problems. In this post I will address one specifically
designed to save railroads money.
Train engineers are warned that putting the train into emergency stop
can result in a derailment.
The question would then be why would trying to stop a train result in a
larger catastrophe? The answer is quite simple. The cargo lost is
minimal compared to loosing an engine which cost millions. Going into
emergency stop locks the brakes on all cars and engine. The weight of
all cars and cargo begin to push against the engine which eventually
will cause the engine to derail. To eleminate the cars from pushing the
engine off the tracks the cars must be uncoupled from the engine. The
uncoupling results from  the couplers sliding through an opening in the
top, or the coupler breaks freeing the engine. 
So what happens to the trailing cars? The brakes stay engaged and
depending on the trains speed they eventually stop. Most often the
first cars in the consist being pushed against the engine begin to jack
knife tearing off the wheels. These jack knifed cars become a "led
sled" stopping the trailing cars.
In the video posted of the derailment in Baltimore camera 1 shows a CSX
train hitting a trash truck. The train went into emergency stop and
broke the coupling shown on camera 2. As the train appears from behind
the bushes notice the plumb of gravel and dust coming from underneath
the first car. This was caused by the wheels falling off which insures
a jack knife stopping the trailing cars. When I inspected the wreckage
there was a pile of wheels that had fallen off. Watched the video and
I'll finish this later.

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

ROBERT PINES
Booked By Crawford County Jail Booked Date Nov. 21, 2013. 

Charge: felony conviction, guilty of witness tampering . Sentence: 6
months in jail

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

T&E jobs will continue to be reduced under HH.  This is the same
playbook he used at CN and CPRS.  Rant all you want, however, as long
as Mantle Ridge and the investor groups which support them back HH, he
will continue to reshape CSX which means less T&E jobs.  Only the STB
provides a small glimmer of hope, however he has eluded them in the
past and his pronouncement of "We are back" weeks ago had the effect
of bring the share price back above $50.  It is quite sad to observe
some of the changes since March 6th.   

Persistent rail service disruptions dog CSX customers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-persistent-rail-disruptions-dog-194510207.html?.tsrc=applewf

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Re: Watchdog

Let me help you out getting your facts straight. 
1 I'm in Huntington, WV sometimes Jacksonville, Fl
2. I've been posting on this safety site since 1994
3 This is a CSX safety site but anyone who posts about poor safety gets
discredited by corporate i.e. Watch Dog

Now you have 2 options:
1 Shut your pie hole and crawl back in your kennel or
2  Take over Legals spot in discussing endangering train crews by D'
railment.

Yes I was baiting Legal merely to prove CSX causes many D' railments
as a cost saving measure and to make sure the unions are made aware and
forced to take action. And YOU freaking scared him off. That makes you
working for corporate probably trying to suck your way into a mole
position.

You definitely don't have the mental capacity as does Legal but let's
begin by you manning up and posting your name and position at CSX then
we'll talk. 
WATCH DOG GEEESH !!!!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Legal

Im guessing you know by now that Dave and the new "pines" are just
baiters who are looking for some basement action.  Haven't had L&N
dispatcher to fight with. Guessing Dave is Pines second personality.
Wonder if the Dept of corrections knows about his behavior on the state
paid correction computers.  Maybe someone should send a complaint to his
prison warden!  Dock some of his commissary! 

Hey webmaster.... want to post where Dave's server is out of?

Hey crews.... check out the background of some of the new TM's on the
greatlakes......WOW!

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

So legal. Took about an hour to find 10 sets of crossing gates
disappearing in PA due to fraud. CSX operates in Pa right. The rail
unions are in Pa. right? What have you done besides build a tinker toy
train in your mommas house in Idaho?


http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/m-project-to-upgrade-railroad-crossings-in-works-for-cambridge/article_03c21180-9e49-11e7-b997-672bc83abe26.html
$1.75M project to upgrade railroad crossings in works for Cambridge
Springs
How many trains per week? _1_

Whoever is spending $1.75 million of OUR railroad safety funds on the
586th, 3,139th, 3,140th, 3,190th, and 3,530th crossings on any priority
list for the state needs to be on a chain gang busting rocks during the
day and in a very dark deep hole at night eating maggots. The 10
crossings that really need signals that won't get signals because of
this major fraud makes it MURDER when people are blindsided.

47.76 years now for a collision at these 5 crossings---so what 48 years
after we are robbed $1.75 million. The only problem with the existing
signals is they don't work after a week of rust between the ONE train.
Geez, order the railroad outfit to walk the train through town because
the new signals won't work either.

The three crossings scheduled for both a new device and surface are
located at crossings on Venango Avenue (routes 6/19), South Main Street
(Route 86) and Church Street (Route 408), according to the
application.Crossings on Grant Street and Bolard Avenue will be
upgraded with new devices only.
Venango Avenue (routes 6/19)
3139 0.000298 262872M GT 0 1 25 YES 2 3,290
1 pedestrian killed 32 years ago
South Main Street (Route 86)
3140 0.000298 262873U GT 0 1 25 YES 2 4,789
1 non injury collision 36 years ago
Church Street (Route 408)
586 0.019919 262874B  GT 0 1 25 YES 2 1,775
1 non injury collision 5 years ago and 1 pedestrian injured 6 years ago
.
Grant Street 
3190 0.000298 262871F GT 0 1 25 YES 2 1,989
Bolard Avenue 
1 non injury collision signals failed 2007---1 non injury collision 41
years ago--1 non injury collision 42 years ago
3530 0.000121 262870Y FL 0 1 40 YES 2 179
no collisions in 47 years

0.000298 + 0.000298 + 0.019919 + 0.000298 + 0.000121 =
47.76 years

Name: FNE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2017

Rules


Thanks man!  Its nice to see someone post a rule with some common
sense. And thanks for backing us new guys who read them and follow them
and don't try to run like a horse headed to the barn. I personally hate
the PTC. I can run a train and do it safe enough and with enough sense
not to worry about blowing a stop or rear ending a train. Yeah we all
get tired but if your heads in the game where it should be you
shouldn't have a problem. Everyone knows that most rules were written
from blood.  I don't jack around with a train and Im not on it to
impress any old head on how fast I can get across the road and keep it
steady track speed.  I adjust for situations as needed. Thanks to all
the hot shots we have a big brother baby sitter to deal with on our
trains now.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Crapola and I

The unions have agreements that allow them to adjust the pools and
boards as needed for manpower.  However they do not have the authority
to interfere with the companies ability to make or lose profits. That
is not part of any railroad labor act or federal agreements. Business
is down and the boards are full. They have been doing this for 3o
years. They will keep the boards full just long enough to crunch
numbers to show they are paying out unnecessary expenses and creating a
loss in profits thus forcing the unions to decrease the boards or they
will furlough. Either way they get what they want. That's how it
works.  You yourselves have stated you are not working. Not the best
thing to post to the public if you don't want anyone else cut back.
But then it doesn't matter. In the long run the company gets what they
want.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Cool mo D


WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Operating rules 301.5

REDUCE TRAIN SPEED to allow compliance when conditions obstruct or
affect the visibility of signal indications and wayside signs. When
unusually heavy rains or high water are encountered 

1. operate at RESTRICTED speed approaching tunnels, culverts, bridges,
or OTHER AFFECTED LOCATIONS and

2. Report the condition to the train dispatcher,
Wayside signs include whistle post.

Im going to guess your an old head who has been around for some time
and have been running on the same territory for years and know where
every single area is that is prone to flooding, washout etc.etc. but
there are many who are no as "Qualified" as you are.


READ YOUR RULES ENGINEERS!  Because of the mindset of engineers such as
Cool mo D you know have PTC.  Run safely. Use common sense. You are in
control of your train and the speed choice is yours but the rules will
trump you if you disregard them and something goes wrong!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Dave

Before you post you need to read everything that has been addressed to
you at least twice before you make any statement. Not once did I ever
state that the Unions did not have time to discuss safety issues with
you such as derailments. I am assuming you think that I am a member of
one of the railroad unions. I assure you that I am not and I do not
speak for any of them. As to your reference to "poster" about calling
Mike I am going to assume you are talking about Michael Ward. He is no
longer the CEO of CSX. If you were not referring to him than my
apologies for assuming incorrectly. Again, I stand by my previous post.
If you have proof without a shadow of a doubt then you need to take it
to as many sources as possible. However, I have a strong feeling your
bark is louder than you bite from your previous post. Of course it is
not wise to assume anything of anyone. Good luck with your cause and I
hope you find that person you need to have a healthy debate with.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

People if you're running on the main you run on signals or another
authority for movement all you need to know is the signal as crossing
you should know where they are if you're qualified on that section of
railroad it's not half the range of vision just cuz of the weather

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Poster: Thanks for the videos to share with rail unions. I have another
favor to ask. Legal has stated the union doesn't have time to discuss
issues on rail safety that endangers rail employees, environment, the
public and advises me to contact the media. I admit this sounds strange
and should be the unions responsibillity to protect the employees from a
CSX Administration who creates the endangerment. None the less, would
you please contact Michael and have his group monitor these posts. I
promised him I would explain D' railments now seems like a good time.
He and other medias can get real time exclusives.
Thanks again

Name: Interested party
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2017

Hogger

Just read your post and as an interested railroad person I agree 100%
that you and other engineers should have full control over how you run
your trains.  My question is what do you do when you are running in fog
or rain that is so bad you cant see more than a foot in front of your
window.  If you are coming into a yard and you cant see how do you move
in the yard tracks at all? You have switches everywhere. I've seen most
local yards. Do you not move the train and make your conductor get off
and walk ahead of the train or do they have someone make sure you are
already lined up in your tracks. Surely they don't force you to keep
moving your train when you cant even see half the range of vision

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

Hey crapola, I didn't think much about it til I read your post but the
same is happening at my location. I bet you're right and I bet because
of that they are running hit squads hard so they can reduce staff by
firing instead of furlough.

Name: Crapola
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Did the surface transportation board put a stop to furloughs until the
meeting or something? With the lost business and the normal fall/
winter slowdown starting, there isn't much work. Our extra board has
had 21 turns for a month now, and it's not turning. It takes a week to
go to work for 1 trip. I'm not wishing for it, it just seems strange to
keep that many turns on it and keep paying guarantee when it's not even
being used. Anyone know anything about that?

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

Robert T Pines

Mugshots.com ID: 69908027
Age: 60
Home Address: Sullivan
Arrest Date: 11/21/2013
Info: was arrested on the charge of Tampering With a Witness. A warrant
was issued and he remains in custody. Convicted Felon.

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

Hit squad been riding around in Jacksonville in a railcrew van doing the
"jump out". Several crews been written up. Sounds like Harrison's
do-boys will stoop to any level...watch your back.

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

Ape

We don't have increased track speed in the yard on our division. They
threw a few speed increases out on a few tracks but cancelled them. its
still 10 MPH in the yards and on tracks other than main and signaled
tracks.  If you read the rules it states very clearly what you are
supposed to do. 

For those of you out in the public who might be interested in what our
rule says and how fast we can go here it is.

Trains using other than main or signaled track MUST MOVE at a speed
that permits stopping within half the range of vision. short of a
train, a car, on-track equipment, an obstruction, s stop signal, a
derail, or an improperly lined switch and MUST NOT EXCEED 10 mph!

It is up to the sole discretion of the the engineer at what speed he
wants to travel to safely move the train. Blind curves, rain, fog, yard
lights, workers light, foggy windows, no mirrors for use, condition of
the locomotives all play a part in the engineers decisions.

It has already been discussed with the FRA whether or not an engineer
could be written up for moving slower than designated speed and the
answer was NO! NO! NO! if the engineer feel that the speed he has
chosen is to move the train safely. The company can not tell any
engineer "You will run track speed and if you cant then we will write
you up for delay of train"!  
As for the head hunting, its the same crap HH did on the other
railroads.  He will stop at nothing to increase the bottom line in the
expense book and increase the profits.   There is a big difference in
saving money verses making money. HH isn't making money. He is saving
money right now and only because he has cut the workforce. No way in
hell he is making money with the customer base he has lost. He is using
his own investments to fill the gaps. Everyone knows how to cook the
books. If he has it his way everyone who is left standing will be doing
the work of 2 men thus saving him millions in expenses. Problem is that
humans aren't built that way and cant be expected to do the work of 2
people all the time. Doesn't matter how much of raise he offers
everyone. We average 27 bucks and hour. He wants each man to do the
work of two then he better be offering 65 an hour. The cost of two men
and the cost of wear and tear on the body! Muscle and back injuries and
fatigue. 
They had a name for a man like that in old days.... they were called
Plantation slave owners.  Used their mules like a dog until they were
worn out then discarded them for younger stock. Get ready for it. 
You take a hourly wage increase and you better be able to work the
labor or two men. If not you will be gone!

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

Turtle,

I think you'll find the use of radar these days may just as likely be
an attempt to charge someone with delaying trains when someone refuses
to leave the yard at the new, increased yard track speeds.  It seems
you can go faster but they're not issuing better vision so if you run
through a switch you'll still be charged.

Name: Take your pick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzwcAYlvDyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qanOdP6oaMw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8fndGxO-yg

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

The division manager that drives the black Lincoln navigator runs just
about every stop sign he comes upon.  Same asshole charging guys for
the petiest shit.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2017

Legal

Thank you for your response.
If I may interpret your post. You agree that D' railments endanger
employees but, you're to busy to discuss how  D' railments are an
intentional act by CSX. I may loose respect by posting but one thing
for sure, the employees have heard that the unions have no time to
represent them.

Now you suggested I produce pictures or video to provide proof. Fine! I
need a poster to post a video of a CSX D' railment in Baltimore that
created a huge explosion, blowing buildings apart. Please do not post
your name since you may have been discredited.

Funny thing Legal. We investigated the Oversight of railroads by the
FRA. The FRA reported to Congress the same position you are taking.
"We don't have time"!
When the video is posted we'll continue our debate unless the union
refuses to protect the train crews.

Regards

Name: turtle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2017

WARNING


Hit squad is running around yards with radar guns. Don't know if they
got them from CSX police or if they have them helping them. Just wrote
some people up for speeding.  Bet they charge them with conduct
unbecoming and that will be a major.  Everything they can charge you
with can be trumped up to a major with the new discipline policy.

I hope they take them to court and demand that they show when the last
time their little radar guns were calibrated and registered to be
correct.   The next time anyone see's a supervisor blow a stop sign in
the yard or speed to beat a train or hump cut out of the yard I hope to
god they get them on video and make a citizens arrest!

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

Pines


THEN DO IT!  Get to it!   Take both those web pages and prove it to
every one. File suits against all of them for  public endangerment.

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

So legal I can take these two web pages and show like 1/2 BILLION in
fraud just in Illinois. Is there crossing alignments not to code the
public isn't aware of? Hundreds of remote monitors from analog to
digital that don't show on inventories. Crossing lights not bright
enough? What experiments can Illinois do on a open $5.5 million check?
UP stealing all kinds of track/signals in the name of Amtrak from
Chicago to St.Louis.

https://www.icc.illinois.gov/reports/report.aspx?rt=20

Each month $3.5 million in state motor fuel tax receipts is transferred
from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) fund to the Grade Crossing Protection
Fund. This amount provides the GCPF with $39 million annually to be
used for safety improvements at highway/rail crossings on local roads
and streets.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510802/n4510802_t1.cfm

$16 million a year Federal money NEVER shows up in Illinois

What have you done but built a tinker train in your mommas back yard in
Idaho?

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

So legal I can take these three web pages and show MILLIONS AND MILLIONS
in fraud. Just take the number of FQ times at least $400,000
dollars.Nelson has done more than the 1,000s minus a few 1,000 getting
railroad checks.

http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/07-21-05/pickett.pdf Head of
railroad signal union to congress
...The only modification required is the installation of two
additionalgate mechanisms and a timing device that would allow vehicles
to exit the crossing before lowering the gates across the traffic exit
lanes....
http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/webaps/ run all states and search FQ
http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/safety/reg_eval/reg-eval_part6.pdf
Two Quad to four-quad Gates
$100,000 (no vehicle presence detection ) 
$128,000 (w/ VPD)
4-6 Inch Mountable  Curbs w/ Frangible Delineators$13,000 (100 ft each
side)
6-9 Inch NonMountable Concrete Curbs $15,000

So what have you done but built a tinker toy train in your mommas yard
in Idaho.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2017

Dave 

First, I don't have the time to spare having a healthy debate with
you. As much as I'm sure it would be interesting that is not how you
solve any issues that you say you have proof of and are willing to
share with the Unions if they would be willing to work with you. This
site is a good place to inform the public as to what information you
have and if you have the proof to back it up you should have no problem
posting it. However, I suggest you don't waste you time and go the
route that the famous Mr. Pines" has done on here for years. Destroyed
all his credibility.

As to your question on derailments, of course they endanger train
crews. They also endanger the public and the environment. If you have
presented proof to political interest that there are blatant violations
to federal laws and this proof can be proven without a shadow of a doubt
in a court of law and there has been no response then you are apparently
not taking a strong enough stance. Have you resented photographs or
videos?  Tried meetings with the local press? submitted letters to the
editors? Circulated petitions with neighbors and friends? The tongue is
mightier than the sword and the pen is just as swift. Pictures are worth
a thousand words. So are tape recordings. If you have valid information
you are not doing any one any good when you just sit on it. If anyone
in the public is being put in a dangerous situation then you need to
bring everything you have out in the open.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2017

A man who kneels before the Lord can stand before any man.

Legal
You want me to provide the union with (proof) that CSX is endangering
the train crews.
Sorry for the delay I had to pick out a simple one. I have presented
this to politicians, regulators, etc. getting the same response each
time, which is no response at all. In other words those in responsible
roles cover up by taking no action. With that thought I'm going to
present a situation that endangers train crews. In order to prevent the
union from covering up I am asking you to participate in a little debate
with me. I'm sure you're honest but let's make sure.

D'Railments endanger train crews. Do you agree?
Now that's not hard is it? Please post your response.

Name: Ric flair
E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2017

Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were
back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood",
whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys

Name: Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2017

I feel sorry for all you grunts. Stop your whining about everything and
blaming everyone else.  
Your union reps are on the take. Ever notice how you report something
and The reaps do nothing? How in the heck are railroads controlling the
unions? It's really easy.
CSX can't pay reps or give gratuities in turn for favors. Here's how
they do it SHHHH.
Companies sale materials to CSX. These companies send out salesmen to
visit CSX Managers, FRA, union employees, union reps and by the time
they get to Washington on their circuit they morf into Lobbyist. Do
these guys sale anything? No!  So what's their purpose? They take reps
and their wives to fine resteraunts, maybe a golf outing
gaining the allegiance of the rep. When it is made known that a control
circuit being sold to CSX is endangering train crews the sales man may
need to take a rep out to dinner. When the rep is confronted with the
safety issue how does he respond? He does NOTHING! Eventually the
safety issue is forgotten. Surely you have heard of a "do nothing
Congress". Same thing happens.
Now that you do nothing reps have been putted you will lash out like
Hillary. I really don't care, I have dined and played golf with you.
Is giving gratuities illegal? No, but sometimes people get in too deep.

Name: Biff Wellington
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

HH must think you still have 5 man crews to watch each others back.
Since he is killing so many safety rules. Most of the time with one guy
on the ground they need eyes in the back of their head. HH can't
breathe on his own but expects others to sprint all day. And without
lunch or limited time to eat. He belongs in a museum.

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

FRA, UTU, BLET                                                          
       

Railroaders Lives Matter!!!  DO SOMETHING!!!

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

So true. If he even lives 4 years he will be gone before the lawsuits
and dismissals are paid for. Trainmasters, UTU, BLE, FRA, none of these
are as worried about your life and limbs as you should be. Stop and look
one more time before getting on and off, throwing a switch, or crossing
a track. TAKE YOUR TIME coupling air hoses, applying brakes, walking an
air test and the dozens of ordinary jobs you do every day. Go a little
slower under an approach signal. Dont get me wrong, extreme blatant,
slowing to a crawl will paint a bullseye on your back, but, careful
work habits will keep you from getting hurt and times thousands of
seconds a day times weeks and months over the system will make your
point better than the unions have.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

So far under Harrison's leadership CSX has had 2 fatalities and 2 other
major injuries resulting in amputations.  As everyone has already found
out, leading by fear and intimidation is not working. CSX management is
rushing crews out the door without proper job briefings, not allowing
crews to take breaks when needed. Harrison has done away with many
safety rules that were there to keep us safe, all in an effort to
expedite train movement. 

  Wait until this winter when guys start falling off of slippery cars
while tying handbrakes on equipment. I'll bet the FELA attorneys are
elated with excitement. All to save a few thousand dollars on buying
brake sticks, i'll bet cost of the lawsuits will far outweigh the cost
of buying the sticks.  

   Where the heck are the UTU, BLE-t and FRA at? They're all useless
as far as i'm concerned.  Although i'm in the UTU, the only thing
they seem to be concerned with is crew consist,so the dues keep rolling
in. The only thing I hear at the Union meeting is the UTU, SLD begging
for UTU-PAC contributions, what the heck is he doing with the 6 Figure
salary we are paying him.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

OK OK


First off let me begin saying to you that NO ONE WANTS OR NEEDS YOUR
FILTHY FOUL MOUTH AND ISSUES WITH ANGER MANAGMENT SPILLED ALL OVER THIS
WEBSITE.  I can guarantee you that the webmaster(Atom Smasher) wont find
what you posted appropriate either because you have not posted anything
helpful or productive just filthy and hateful.  Get some help!!!


?????? 

To answer your question that no one seems to understand, YES you are
correct. As of close today CSX stock is valued at $52.12. That is what
it would cost you to buy 1 share if someone was willing to sell it. You
would incur fee's of course from your broker or who ever handled the
transaction for you. Same goes if you were to sell 1 share. I
understand exactly where you are coming from. You are probably not a
long term investor and only look at making a quick buck. Buy low sell
high.  Invest was correct in stating that the shares of Hershey are
worth more if you need a quick buck due to some hardship and you were
able to find someone who wanted to buy it for 110.00 a share. Most
people don't understand the long term investments of buying stock.
Most the people only look at how many shares the company has given them
and how much they can sell them for if they could and need hard cash
now. 
Do not think CSX is going to make you millions just because stock
prices are rising.  The only reason it has risen is because Hunter
Harrison attached his name to it and has a tract record of bringing
companies out of the dirt and into record profit highs. 
Stock goes up and down based on numerous factors and the rumor mill and
big shot promotions will always create a feeding frenzy. 
Its one big gamble. He has to put his money where his mouth is and
it's just to early in the game. You cant bring a company like CSX out
of the dirt by reputation alone even though it brought the stock prices
up!

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

Re: Legal

You wrote:
This is the second time you have posted suggestions that you know
inside information involving CSX yet you do not reveal anything and
only attempt to send a message to the Unions that you are willing to
help. If you have valid information that you can prove without a
shadow
of a doubt then there is no reason you can not use this site as a
means
to whistle blow. Yes, you would be giving the company a heads up and a
chance to cover up or find a way to suppress evidence but it would be
out there and would benefit the railroad workers you seem to care
about
or at least seem to care about. Why sit on the information. Take it to
the press. Find a reporter who would be interested in what you know.

Legal
I don't know who you are but I am writing with the assumption, you are
a representative of the Transportation Union. 
My allegations is: CSX is endangering the train crews with a total
disregard for the Code of Federal Regulations ( CFRs). Mr. Harrison
being the top official at CSX is responsible for the endangerment of
these employees. While the FRA is aware of the problem they refuse to
address the problem. The media refuses to address the problem also,
this leaves me with reporting to the unions who also serve to protect
the employees.
You indicate you want specificity. There are many laws being ignored by
CSX that endanger employees. You also want bullet proof allegations.
I'm going to give you one only since typing on a cell phone is not the
way to do this.
The union knows the laws and rules for running trains and employee
conduct but you know very little about the laws and rules for Signals.
When Signal laws and rules are broken endangering the train crews,
allowing it to continue we have serious problems.
I'm going to post the bullet proof next this is getting too long.

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

???? You must be some kind of dumb ass! 
What in the hell have they been feeding you? 
Are you off you meds boy?
Let me break this down for you son............
A share worth 54 bucks multiplied by the number of outstanding shares
is what makes a company worth what it is worth you dumb S.O.B.
Look, I don't have time to teach you basic fundamentals of life so why
don't you take your ass to the local library and check out 
"stock market basics for dummies" or if that is to complex see if
they have 
"stock market basics for dumb jackasses that don't know what they are
talking about"
Both of these books can be found in the 
"I'm a dumb ass without a clue" section

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2017

Ok and rest 


If I want to buy 1 share of Csx stock how much will it cost me?  54
bucks?  If I sell 1 share how much will I get? 54 bucks.

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

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/in-pictures-inside-hunter-harrisons-335-acre-horse-ranch/article33375195/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

How about it Hunter---3,000 lay offs and your chair covers look
pathetic.

Name: 1x
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2017

Wax

Thank You!   You beat me to it.   We all wonder why corporate thinks we
are all dumbasses.

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

Have you wondered why in Toledo you wait so long for trains? I can tell
you why. CSX is under new managers.

Their main goal is to use the least manpower. That is why you see 200
plus cars.

CSX is run by a robber baron E. Hunter Harrison. His main goal is to
“cut the fat.”

A good idea if you’re a stockholder. Not a good idea if you’re an
employee. Building trains this size, should be regulated.

The local political factions are more than willing to take political
action committee money and ignore the facts.

Men are losing there jobs. It all fits into the fact that Mr. Harrison
couldn’t care less about local life. After all, look at his property
for sale. $50,000 chandeliers for his horse barns in Florida. Is the
state of Indiana this scared of a railroad baron?

BRAD THOMPSON

Waterloo, Ind.

Name: OK OK
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2017

In case there are any other morons............
Stock price of 54 bucks a share for one company and 154 bucks a share
for another doesn't make a bit of difference! 
Dumb asses!
It's about stock price and shares! If a company has 100 total shares
at 1 dollar each and another has 50 shares at 2 dollars each, well then
it's about the same damn thing. I don't know of any other way to dumb
the shit down for you but if you still don't get it go to a computer
and use what's called "google" to type in questions about the topic
and it will help you out quite a bit. MORON!

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

Invest, 

You may wanna educate yourself before posting info on here to keep from
making yourself look stupid in the future. I'm all for bashing CSX
based on the Facts, not B.S. man.  


*A two-for-one stock split occurred on August 15, 2006, and subsequent
dividends are paid on split-adjusted shares. *Three-for-one stock split
for all shareholders of record at close of business on 5/31/2011 with
distribution date of 6/15/2011. Effective May 31st 2011, CSX
Corporation conducted a 3-for-1 stock split.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

WAKE UP!


$54 dollars a share is NOT SHIT...Jesus people. Hershey's is 110.00. A
damn candy company is worth twice what csx is. Take a good look at the
other railroads. CSX is chump change. Look at other companies in this
country. Hell there are more candy companies that have better stock
than CSX!   All the stupid stockholders have this pipe dream that csx
will eventually be as successful as the other class one railroads.  You
have got to be totally retarded if you think so. You have to treat your
customers right. You have to keep promises that you make. You have to
DELIVER!  The only reason CSX has made it as long as they have without
going belly up is because they have outside investors keeping their
heads above water. They done nothing for the last 3 months but destroy
customer satisfaction and reliability. The stock isn't going down
because someone is playing the market and the media along with wall
street. Again, 54$ is not crap for a class 1 railroad!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Re: EXLC

Thanks for the advice but over the past 30 years I have exausted all
options save the unions. I've decided to check them out also. We'll
see.
Don't take my word on this I could be some nut case. Go to the first
article in CSX in the news, that would be my trying to stop CSX illegal
and criminal activity. I don't think I need to add specifics, just
someone to help out.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Re: Legal

Lock & Load!
Contact me (nelson284@juno.com) and we'll develop the case.

If you come to America you MUST follow our laws you MUST conduct
yourself as an American. DO NOT try to enforce your ways on us! 

Dave Nelson
CSX Operating Headquartes 
Jacksonville, Fl.
500 Water Street, 9th floor
Speed Code J370

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2017

Legal   

What you should have done is to advise "DAVE" if he/she is aware of
violations of federal law then it is his/her duty to report it.
Willingly  and knowingly holding back information of someone committing
a federal offense makes that party just as guilty. 

Dave....if you know of such offenses then it is your obligation as a
U.S. citizen to notify the proper authorities. If you are afraid for
some reason such as legal suits filed against you by csx then you can
always send all the proof that you have to both union internationals by
means of certified/registerd mail. That way there is proof you sent it
and they signed for it.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2017

http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/biloxi-may-take-csx-to-court-over-deadly-crossings/html_e0cf549d-3ef3-54f1-9f07-7fe556bb4761.html?fb_action_ids=1480242248719688&fb_action_types=og.comments

...Harrison County Supervisors have formally notified CSX that
deficiencies exist at 29 different railroad crossings within the
city...

So where is BLT--UTU---MOW letter joining Biloxi for slip shod
crossings putting their lives in danger?

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2017

Dave


This is the second time you have posted suggestions that you know
inside information involving CSX yet you do not reveal anything and
only attempt to send a message to the Unions that you are willing to
help. If you have valid information that you can prove without a shadow
of a doubt then there is no reason you can not use this site as a means
to whistle blow. Yes, you would be giving the company a heads up and a
chance to cover up or find a way to suppress evidence but it would be
out there and would benefit the railroad workers you seem to care about
or at least seem to care about. Why sit on the information. Take it to
the press. Find a reporter who would be interested in what you know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2017

I notice awhile back there was a system notice about how the selection
for engine school would be. They said training would be in Atlanta. I
thought they shut down the redi center down? So why the fuck would I
have to travel 500 plus mile to go to engine school if the redi  
center's shut down. Rumor I heard the last day a class was finished
(I'm not sure what the traing was for) they were taking  stuff off the
walls and boxing it up and shipping it out.why not train people closers
to there home terminals or even regionally. No fucking reason to go to
Atlanta if there is no redi center.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2017

Re: Conductor

The FRA is working in partnership with railroads rather than do their
job and regulate them. I'm not going to spend space validating my
allegation, we all know the FRA is corrupt. This corruption STOPS if I
can get the unions to work with me.
Unions: Every time a train crew is sent out they are intentionally put
in harms way. The crews and other employees are being used as fall guys
to cover crimes being committed by corporate.  These crimes constitute a
$100 thousand fine per day and prison time. The endangerment also
includes Amtrak crews and riders. I can't make this any clearer. The
responsible party at CSX is ultimately, Mr. Harrison.

Name: YEA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2017

Cond 1-10

You are 100% right.  This no napping issue was brought to the FRA's
attention when it first came out and they claimed they didn't know a
thing about the rule change. We asked them if we needed to file
complaints with the fatigue specialist and the office in Chicago said
no that they would look into it.  So far not a word has been heard from
anybody in the FRA. No one in either union has said anything about
taking this insane rule change to the mat with HH.  So in the mean time
it is suggested that everyone and we mean EVERYONE  take the safest
course of action and follow the previous rule if you are tired as hell
and do not feel rested.  Take notes of every time you are woke up in
the middle of the night by crew callers running the rosters to fill
jobs because of man power shortages. Some people have reported their
phones ringing over a half dozen times through out the nite. They know
the calls are not for them. They know what trains are scheduled on
their pools.  Not only are they woke up continuously but so is the rest
of their family. If you need to rest you are empowered to take the
safest course of action.  If you tell crew management that you cant
take your call because you are tired as hell from being woke up all
night they will charge you for refusing to take the call and pull you
out of service.  They created the situation that you are in. Make notes
of every time they do it.   Take your nap!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2017

UTU
I'm a bit tired of hearing employees being treated with total
disrespect. Employees who have spent their lives building this company
only to have an outsider destroy it. This is especially disturbing when
CSX is guilty of major crimes on the federal level. As President and CEO
Mr. Harrison is responsible for these crimes under the Baynes Oxly Act.
I have worked with one of your attorneys who knows a bit of what I'm
talking about. If you agree I will help put a stop to the brutal
attacks on CSX by exposing their own criminal acts. Just post Dave call
me.

Name: Not fooled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2017

L&N POSER  

OK company mole. Go crawl back under your wet rock. Not L&N's style.
Go start your crap somewhere else. Which topic is bothering your boss?

Something brought your butt out to distract.  Go tell your bosses if
they don't get their butts in gear there's going to be hell to pay
for all the FRA violations that are going on. Illegal brake test
ordered by supervisors, no drip pads in yards for hazmat spills and
leaking locomotives, oil all over locomotives and no brake pads, smoke
coming out like a house fire, hazmats without paperwork and the list
goes on. Better start getting their butts in gear. If they don't think
people have had enough just remember what HH said.. "time to weed out
the non believers"!  Time to clean house!

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

Pines, are they still picking pieces of your drunk wife's ass out of
the front end of a SD 40?  I mean she did end up as road kill.

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

..HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING
LEADER HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ?..
I'm sure Jens Bang aka L@N phonypatcher has. Wants him to come to
Idaho and look at his tinker toy train set so he can cut some corners.
Only one bed though so that one bed will be real small with momma,
Jens, and all.

Name: WELOVEUHUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING LEADER
HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ? IM SURE HIS 2 NEIGHBORS ARE
PITCHING IN AND HELPING. MADONNA IS PROBALY MANNING A CHAINSWAW AND
STEVE HARVEY IS DOING SURVEYS WITH HIS OTHE NEIGHBORS (HE LIMITS HIS
SURVEYS TO 100)WE SHOULD ALL PITCH IN AND GET HIM A WALMART GIFT CARD
SO HE CAN BUY THE ESSENTIALS TO GET BY ,ALSO A HALLMARK CARD WE SHOULD
ALL SIGN GIVING HIM OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

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

just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely
silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH
is just getting started. lots to look forward to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2017

Hope everyone will be OK -- all that's going on with the storms.
No doubt all the big shots are covered.

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Morons!  

 You idiots who post your stupid crap can count your jobs goodbye. Are
you so stupid you can't see whats going on around you. They cut the
hell out of tm jobs then turned around and started replacing them. Now
if you haven't noticed they are taking yardmasters who have sucked
butt and are putting them on special assignments. They can't
discipline anyone. They are not supervisors. All they can do is run
crews around and assist the tm's including the hit squad teams. Some
have been running to the Tm's and snitching crews out on stupid petty
crap. One of them from Avon put a God awful nasty post on another rr
sight calling all the crews 5th grade level idiots. Even though this
person went through the same school and hired just like everyone else
he thinks he can walk on water and is singing the praises of PSR and
agrees with HH that the meltdown is the crews fault.

You better start watching your backs. These YM are trying to secure a
position as soon as they can and they will stab you in the back.  Do
everyone a favor and stop posting your stupid crap and post information
that can do the crews some good. Your being manipulated and your to
stupid to see it! 
Watch out Avon crews. You have a ym that will be a living nightmare if
he worms his way into TM status.  Pay attention!

Name: okie Dokie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Hell with all the bull crap about confederate statues and people trying
to hide or change American history when are the idiots gonna change the
name of Jacksonville

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

When CSX was asked why they didn't help evacuate Florida they said they
were in the business of killing people for their own greed not saving
people from mother nature.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2017

The FRA seems to be a pretty lame outfit anymore.  But lowly employees
have to watch themselves. FRA = Friendly with Ruthless A-- holes.

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

Rushed. 
Great lakes for one.  FRA knows too. Sitting on it. Other complaints
have been filed. See how long it takes them to do their job.

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

???

Seems they don't want any inspections done safely and correctly. So
what if a oil tanker or a poisonous loaded tank car derails and kills
someone or a town has to be evacuated. when they find a broken coupler
or bell housing or anything else they can pin on the crew they better
pray to god it wasn't added to a train in route somewhere and the
conductor tells the feds that he was rushed to do a class I air test
inspection and wasn't able to inspect the cars properly. they can
blame the crew all they want but the truth will come out and shit will
roll up hill.  would like to know what divisions this is going on in.

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

Steam jockey


They are driving us down one side and expecting us to inspect the cars
at the same time we are checking the set brakes. We always had to walk
it and were told no vehicles but guess that ok now if you drive slow
enough to be able to see defects or damage or other stuff you are
supposed to inspect on the pre inspection. The problem is they aren't
letting us inspect the other side until it is pulled out on the roll
by. That's not what the FRA rules book says you can do.  Guess there
is only one thing left to do. Ask questions from the FRA.

Name: Hurrican Irma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and
blow your bitch asses down

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

CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities
and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change
has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened
the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half
dozen terminals on its western corridor.

 reopen Avon to relieve congestion
 Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive.  This crazy bitch
talks out of both sides of his mouth

Name: Not buying it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RETIRED FEW 

A CP guy mentioned on here that HH ordered 30 second inspections on
cars when doing test. There are a few TM saying you don't have to
visually inspect both sides of the cars your adding to a train before
you do a roll by inspection when doing a class I brake test. That's
not the way we are reading it in our rules or in the FRA code of
regulations. They are claiming the Fed's said it was ok. You can't do
a good inspection of each car for defects when it's going bye you at 10
mph on the roll bye.  Did they change the laws or not? We think TM's
are being threatened to rush and are skipping one side to save time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2017

You know that piece of shit hunter harrison will be on the CSX jet
flying first class with his oxygen bottle in hand with his gold digger
wife evacuating cause of the hurricane, hopefully it wipes out the
dispatching center proving the point all the dispatchers shouldn't  be
under one roof. After calling crew management  and telling them you need
to mark off weather to evacuate for the hurricane  they will tell you "
you will be marked off 12 hours and need to keep calling back to remark
off weather" or "really weather again,  I need you to take a train
north out of miami"

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

HH is winning the information war (see article below)!  He will continue
to reduce assets, reduce head count, sell off line segments, property,
terminals and push his vision and ideas down through the CSX
organization and out into the media.  As long as the board supports him
nothing will change.  This is the same playbook he used at CP and CN.  I
would like to believe it will be different this time, however I do not
believe it will, it will simply be more painful for everyone at CSX. 
The sad truth is a lot of good people will lose their job.  

Labor leadership appears to have a policy of appeasement with HH and
concerned on with the long-term, however, once autonomous trucks become
acceptable, how long before there are one man crews or in some cases no
crews.  

Remember the STB hurdle/requirements for any new class 1 merger, quite
a different set of requirements versus the CSX&CR, NS&CR, UP&SP and
BN&ATSF mergers.  It may be HH's biggest challenge.  

Stay focused and safe.

Progressive Railroad Article today

CSX has made "very good progress" in its transition to a precision
scheduled railroading model, with the railroad returning to a "normal
operating rhythm," President and Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter
Harrison announced today.

Harrison is now confident many of the service problems recently
reported by CSX customers "are behind us," according to a CSX press
release.

"Fluidity in our terminals largely has been restored and we are
appropriately resourced to continue making progress. Car dwell has
improved from week to week for the last five weeks, and system-wide
velocity is increasing," said Harrison. "I am confident that as CSX
continues to implement the precision scheduled railroading model, it
will provide profound and lasting benefits to customers, employees and
shareholders."

CSX's progress on its operational restructuring also was addressed
this morning by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Frank Lonegro at Cowen and Co.'s 10th Annual Global Transportation
conference in Boston.

In light of CSX's operating challenges in July and August, the company
has refined its 2017 full-year guidance from an operating ratio in the
mid-60s to an operating ratio around the high end of the mid-60s, and
earnings per share growth from around 25 percent to a range of 20
percent to 25 percent, in each case after excluding restructuring
charges, said Lonegro, according to the press release.

Name: 7
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Check out glassdoor  reviews on CSX.   The men are trashing Eugene.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it.
Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your
congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and
gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is
a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and
lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out.

Name: Attention media!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

It's all lies! Not one thing on the news about improvement is true.
Nothing is fixed, and the only reason complaints are down is because we
now have less customers thanks to corporate raider Hunter Harrison. If
you're in it for the quick buck, this is for you. If you care about
anyone or anything and have a soul, you'll demand they replace this
con artist. He's destroying lives,he's destroying our company, he's
burning bridges with our customers, he doesn't care about people
getting killed or hurt as long as he gets his way. Nothing has
improved.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: oxygenisgood.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

PSR learn It, know it, live it....  


Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour.  Your union has already
agreed to our terms.  You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's
sure to pass.

Name: 1x
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills.   There
are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub.   And we had another
trainmaster to quit.  I don't even think we have an official now but
never needed one anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way
things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they
show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time,
it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars
sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2
months!

Name: What a story!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Wow. So they've fixed the problems and the dwell time is down,
customers are all better???? What kind of bullshit is this? Every train
I get on is more than 12 hours no matter what were doing. You can't get
in Willard. New castle takes 5 hours to set off and pick up. North
Baltimore trains aren't making it in without a recrew. Our trains that
work get recrewed every day, some of them get recrewed 3 or 4 times!!
Every siding, I mean every one is full of loaded auto racks that can't
get unloaded in lordstown because they cut too many jobs. There are over
a hundred loaded auto racks just parked. No plan for them. They won't
call extra jobs to get them processed, and the utility jobs are gone.
Nobody is in charge of it because Willard has too much on their plate.
It's fucked up bad. A chemical place sent an email that if they
didn't receive their cars in 8 hours, that they would have to shut
down, and the city of Akron was in a position to declare a state of
emergency because it didn't have the chemicals needed for the city's
water supply. How the fuck do they think anything is fixed???? What a
bunch of lies. And Bloomberg, employee morale is as low as it's ever
been. Where do you get your info from?

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

Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag


Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course

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

All crews 
Your lunch time begins when you enter your crew building. IT DOES NOT
START WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO GO TO LUNCH.  Securing the equipment and
walking to your lunch/crew room is not and has never been considered
adequate time for your meal period. 20 minute lunches are short enough
and a major joke to begin with. We would all be better off taking 30
minutes unpaid than having them abuse the crews and make them choke
down their meals because they are paid. You may not agree but you would
have a better chance of getting a humanly fair lunch period. When you
are given a short lunch fill out the complaint forms and file for a no
lunch. Put in the comment section just how long you had and who forced
you to return to work with a inadequate lunch period. Of course they
will deny it but keep the claims coming. We need as many filed as we
can to keep the paper trails piling up. Don't back off on this. Now is
the time to support your agreement. The union's can't do anything if
you sit there with your mouth closed and act like a whipped pup.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Always has been a double standard - dealing with RRs.

If you are not subject to call for work & if you can, shut phone 
off OR if you have caller ID, don't answer if you don't want to.
If everyone did that, maybe the suckers would be forced to get some
furloughed people back to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

They call and try to get me to work my off days because the boards are
exhausted.  When I do work I normally get my minutes late and when I
work work overtime I request second minutes and they get shitty.  They
never honor the contract especially when it comes to minutes.  The hit
squad comes in in pulls people from service for taking a few minutes to
long for lunch.  This is insane!!

Name: Eugene
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

Just more grossly exaggerated statements.

Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g

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

Warning!!! 

The hit squad is in Avon yard too! They are every where. Look at every
bush.  They are on a mission. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its
going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's
hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as
payroll  survives so I get paid!....

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

Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements?  "Pay Rate" now says
"Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done
went out and vote already finalized?  I SMELL A RAT!!

Name: EHH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2017

Glad we moved all technicians down to Jacksonville!
Dispatchers might have a little trouble moving in this weekend.
#blownaway

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

okie dokie

That's spot on.   What blows my mind we can't strike because of
disruption to commerce.  H's bull continues. The hypocrisy knows no
end.

Name: Okie Dokie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

CSX employees don't have to strike, HH has damaged the company far more
than any strike would have. He's destroyed our customer base, given all
employees bad attitudes and he also has nerve enough to go on Gateway
and thank the employees.Now that's some crappy propaganda. WOW

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

Watchdog (Or, should I say HQ) nice try guys. Grammer is too good in
that post for a railroader (try a few misspelled words next time). Did
you get someone from HR to write that shit!, I bet you did! Oh, the
warnings in that post, make me want to shit my pants and damn near work
for free! I'm watching the boards everyday, for that kind of bullshit!
I can spot it immediately!
BTW, on a side note, CSX HR is filled with a bunch of whores. Many,
many whores. You can save yourself a ton of money by firing them! I can
name names, but you already know the ones!

Name: 23rd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas
and gals

Name: Watch Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Attention!!!

When HH made the comment he wanted to "weed out the non believers" he
was not making a joke. It has been reported that several employees were
aggressively approached by appointed managers from the HH regime when
the employee was expressing his opinion on the new roll out of
precision railroading. They were told that their attitude was not
acceptable and they were not needed at CSX. 
These hit squads will be everywhere and they will be listening to your
conversations. Don't expect freedom of speech to cover you when they
pull you out of service. The operating rules are written so you don't
have any freedom of speech. Don't be boisterous, combative,
argumentative, disloyal. These term leave the door wide open for
interpretation and they will use them against you. If you must engage
in a conversation with one of these managers make sure you have a
witness with you and make it very clear that you want permission to
speak freely and off the record. If the manager refuses to let you do
so then disengage and do not have any further conversations with them.
Many may have tape recorders and there is no doubt your name will be on
a watch list at your terminal.  This isn't a joke people. You better
pay close attention to your surroundings and who you are with when
having private personal conversations while you are on CSX property or
on the clock elsewhere.

For those of you in the public who view this site and do not understand
the depth of the Employee behavior policy, below is the exact wording as
printed. Many restrictions are totally acceptable but there are a few
that leave the door wide open for a disgruntled manager to retaliate
when he feels his authority is being questioned or the employee is not
a "Believer".

Employee behavior must be respectful and courteous. Employees must not
be any of the following.
a.dishonest,or
b.insubordinate,or
c.disloyal,or
d.quarrelsome

The following behaviors are prohibited while on duty, on csx property,
or when occupying facilities provided by csx.
a.boisterous, profane or vulgar language, or
b.altercations
c.practical jokes or horseplay, or
d.carelessness, incompetence, or willful neglect of duties, or
e.behavior that endangers life or property

As stated before, many of these rules are totally acceptable but being
"Disloyal" is NOT!  What is disloyal? Deserting ones  allegiance per
Websters dictionary. Speak out against your employer for their
treatment of all employees and now you are being disloyal. You are now
being insubordinate/rebellious/mutinous. If you express your opinions
to loudly then you could be considered boisterous. 
Argue with your employer when he clearly violates your working rights
or is yelling at you then you risk the charge or quarrelsome.

Its pretty obvious that these rules can have a detrimental impact on
your future employment with CSX if you engage in a conversation with
one of the managers from the HH regime. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR WORDS!
Better yet do not talk to any one of them. If you are approached by one
and you sense a negative attitude from them if you wont have a
conversation with them, immediately let your union representation Know.
There is a good chance your name will end up on a list. It is sad that
it has come to this but it is what you are dealing with. Protect
yourself and be very careful when you open your mouth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

THEY wanted previous CEO out & HeadHunter in.  WE didn't.

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and
the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit!

KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at
Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! 


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

Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, 
at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more
technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working 
man jobs.  Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for
employees
either so now look out.

Name: Loyal no more
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

If an email about failing employees really exists...get it to the media,
the FRA and the unions.  Don't sit on it...act on it.

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

Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, 
at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more
technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working 
man jobs.  Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for
employees
either so now look out.

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

Anything to make fast\quick bucks for investors......
In the past when times were lame, RRs abandoned areas only to regret
that later when things picked up.    
People who are in control now would prefer to have as few union
employees as possible.
Is sad, but the ol' CSX rail system we all have hated & loved may end
up being a part of history.

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

HH shopping the Chicago subdivision from CHGO to GRAP and Grand Rapids
to Plymouth/Detroit.  While G&W would certainly want it,  CP and Mr
Creel will pick this up from HH which allow them to compete with the CN
on the Chicago to Ontario routes.  

Other lines HH would likely sell off: Syracuse to Montreal is also a
likely candidate along with ESTL to CINTI

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2017

Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax.
Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you
can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower
of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

A true fact:  many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in 
reality have bug-sized balls.  Meaning: they talk loud a lot but
truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put
up or even shut up. 
Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth
blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone.
  
Yeah, this post is on every forum.  WE here are well aware of that.

Name: Common sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

Wake up people!
Instead of wasting your time and energy posting stupid crap about
posers all of you better start preparing for battle. The post from guys
who have already been through the new nut job CEO harassment and hostile
work enviorment are sending you a message loud and clear. CSX employees
went through this shit already. Post about what went down in 2006 were
as true as it comes but it sounds like HH is sending in a hit squad
that has gotten away with this shit several times. This is going to be
a battle ground. You guys better get your priorities straight and start
watching each others backs. Know where these guys are at all times.
Don't make a move without double checking everything. Try to be where
you have another witness and stick together. Fill out the complaint
forms. Watch all managers. They break rules report them. File ethics
charges.  Everyone knows we can't strike and a sick out ain't going
to happen. The days of hell and watching over your shoulder is coming
back. Total bullshit we have to go through this again. Union already
has numerous forms out for complaints. You don't have them call other
guys at other terminals and get some from them. Fax them to your GC
office too.  Screw them if they get mad.  Fax them to them anyway.
First it was the NS rejects now it's going to be CN. This is going to
be a test between the boys and the men. This ain't Canada. Let's see
who has the bigger balls!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

A true fact:  many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in 
reality have bug-sized balls.  Meaning: they talk loud a lot but
truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put
up or even shut up. 
Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth
blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone.
  
Yeah, this post is on every forum.  WE here are well aware of that.

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

Re: Lostchild
The railroads do the TSA work and government pays the railroads. Do the
people snooping around HazMat cars look middle Eastern?
Ask yourself this question. What security exists that would prevent a
terrorist from loading up a TOFC and shipping it from Asia to any
location in our nation? How many cars are parked on sidings waiting on
a call to blow up ?
I bet most posters have thought of doing something bad then passing the
blame onto Harrison. What if Harrison had bad things happen to CSX then
blame you guys? He would immediately turn public and government against
You. Is Harrison capable of this?

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

For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this
site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is
this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed
when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try
harder next time!



"Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit."

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

I am wondering how many of you guys have ever got a right away call at 3
am for a re crew then sat on that train for 12 hrs without moving a inch
and then had to get re-crewed too, its happened to me more than 1 time
in fact many times, all i can say is what a what a waist of company
money plus the taxi fares. if you or i was running a business that way,
we would go chapter 11 very fast. at time i tell some of my non rail
road friends about this and they do not believe me....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE
BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR
TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND
1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT
SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN
HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE
SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2017

HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO
HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE
WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE
HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A
WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN
AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS
UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS.  HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE"
THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM
OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH.

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

Warning!!!!!

HH right hand man is at Cincinnati yard and is already dishing out
excessive discipline and pushing his weight around. Sent a conductor
home for not having his vest on when arriving at work and walking into
the building. Top gun throwing his weight around and letting the
arrogance fly.  This is going to be bad. We have a real problem brewing
here.  Don't know where he will be next but if anyone does let us all
know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2017

Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention
of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled
railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor
scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2017

The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. 
Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take
advantage also - if\when possible.

Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government
regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, 
if any, conscience or pride.

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

This place is nuts.  There is always some harried looking twit wandering
around, claiming to be in charge of something.  The TSA really needs to
get their heads out of their asses and start checking the CSX
facilities is requesting id's from all these folks wandering around
haz mat cars and locomotives. Mthis railroad has no security
whatsoever.  The crooks must be getting pathetically lazy, because
anyone willing to work could rob this place senseless.  I wonder if the
customers are covered by the railroads for theft?

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

I haven't been out here for very long time but  I've seen 3 CEOs,
4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother
even remembering their names.  AND Countless Pricks using the union to
become officials.   

All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here.  
All is Well in The T&E ranks.  keep your mouth shut do as your told
offer no suggestions make all the ot you can.

This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone
for one reason or another before you know it.  AND WE WILL STILL BE
HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK
PAY.

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

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit.

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

Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

OH I GET A LUNCH.... FROM WHEN I ACTUALLY WARM OR COOK A FROZEN MEAL AND
LET IT COOL A BIT..SIT DOWN.. THEN I EAT WIPE MY MOUTH OFF WITH A NAPKIN
THROW OUT MY TRASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER MYSELF, I'M GETTING CALLED OUT
BACK TO WORK.... TOTAL TIME ABOUT 10 TO 12 MINUTES THAT'S MY
LUNCH.THEY INCLUDE TYING THE LOCOMOTIVE DOWN TESTING THE HANDBRAKE
BRAKE AND TRANSIT TIME WALKING TO AND FROM CREW ROOM INCLUDED IN THE 20
MINUTES. THE TRAINMASTER WAS TOLD THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT
AND HE COULD CARELESS HE WAS FUCKING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES.... WELL WHEN I
AND OTHER CREWS START LAYING DOWN ON THESES HEARTLESS MANAGERS, MAYBE
THEY WILL BE FIRED FOR LOW CAR COUNTS AND I WOULD CARELESS IF THEY CAN
FEED THERE FAMILIES

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

Have to read, review Contractual Agreements.  
The ol' B&O Agreement:
Lunch, General Rules \ Road - Rule #58.  Yard = Article 13.  

There are allowances for missing meal periods - albeit not much $$.

Been pretty much an accepted practice for very many years to leave a
lodging facility before on duty time to allow time for transport, stop
enroute for food, etc. - so as to show up at an on-duty point at
on-duty time.   Yeah, sometimes circumstances can/may differ. 

Getting ready for work, regardless of what all, is supposed to be done
before on duty time.  
No one wants to go back to the old ways = staying at a dorm with a 24
hr. greasy spoon restaurant and just one hour notification for work.  


Like it or not, some have taken advantage and ruined things for others.
Employees & management alike.  Way it is, way it's always been.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

T&E

Its been posted on here what to do if you are denied your lunch break.
Make an issue out of it with the medical department. second I have read
the union agreement and it makes it very clear that they are to take
into consideration the time it takes to secure your equipment and
prepare to eat. The avon yard crews went through this years ago and
when they finally had enough of the abuse they layed down and marked
off sick. The big boys from Jacksonville showed up and when they found
out what was going on the put a stop to it. told the TM's and
yardmasters to allow the crews time to tie down their equipment and get
their meals ready. they had the guy call the tower 2 ym when they walked
in the building. they gave them a reasonable amount of time to tie down
and come in.  This crap is happening again then you better start
bombarding your union reps and filing out forms to send to them. Again
if you need to eat and they don't let you and your told to eat on your
locomotive and you don't have a microwave or any way to warm your food
up and are being forced to eat cold meals all winter long you need to
blast your international.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at
on duty time.  There is no way we can be required to get into company
paid transportation before we are on the clock.  This is one of many
perks we provide the carrier for free.  They want to start rushing us
around then give nothing back.                                         
                                                                        
                                                                        
                    Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym
know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on
duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the
correct answer.

Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY "
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME...
20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING
LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR
LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF
CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12
LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME
BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE
ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE
WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR
POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND
OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO
MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO
MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING
PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A
12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12
MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY"

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!


IT'S TOO QUIET! No media reports of the STB going after HH. No yards
closed. No jobs cut in large masses in week. HH actually admitting he
made mistakes(old switch and bait trick) Stock markets quiet. No
reviews.  It's just to quiet. No post from customers on this site. No
crews reporting where cars are sitting out. BE WARNED!  It's just to
quiet. Every good soldier knows when the top brass gets quiet and
disappears and the doors are closed something is being planned. Pay
attention. LISTEN! Watch the actions of your supervisors. This is the
calm before the storm. Expect the paper work to start rolling out.
Expect policy changes for the crews.  Your union reps better be on red
alert and ready to react.

PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY!

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

Last Friday morning on 8/25/17 in Indianapolis, two cars rolled across
town striking Q106 working the Transfer Yd.  Shortly thereafter, 5 more
cars followed making an even bigger mess.  Here is the CSX RR Audio from
the event:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByXXR0b1wkMTT0dBNzZvbVo2LUk/view?usp=sharing

Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on.

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

Railroad Workers Lives Matter!!!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract
BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/29/amtrak-csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-wrong-and-things-arent-improving/610777001/?cookies=&from=global

Ha! Lying POS!

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

ALL CREWS


AS stated before, it is a serious violation for managers to go out into
the fields and do the union employees work. It has been posted on here.
If you find any manager doing the work of union contract employees you
need to contact as many furloughed employees that you can and tell them
to start calling the hell out of the international and let their
neighbors and anyone in the media they can know that they are on the
street while CSX allows their managers to do their work and violating
the hell out of the union agreements. Take pictures of managers
working. Take notes. Dates and times and what job the managers are
doing. It doesn't matter if they throw a switch. Make sure the FRA
knows that managers are running engines. They have to turn this into
the FRA as hours of service. They cant work and have to be rested just
like everyone else.  Cant believe that HH would let them run and then
be off 10 hours. Bet your butt they are right back at work as soon as
they get off the power.  Do what is right and report these violations.
Report all OSHA violations. HH wants to cut the throats of hard working
people they better be shooting back while they are going down.  This war
is just starting. The Unions will not step in to save the day until all
members have started a major media stink.   THIS IS A FACT PEOPLE.
Anyone who was around in 2006 remembers what happened that year. The
worst attack of observation testing and failures in the history of CSX.
It started with the southern regions 2006 safety plan that was set up to
train managers on how to stalk selected employees. The Great Lakes
division got the ball rolling with their 2006 safety action plan.
 "All new hire employees will be mentored with a Great Lakes manager.
The use of contract mentors will be limited and used only where
absolutely needed. There has been great value realized from
indoctrinating new employees with CSX values and safety culture as
opposed to UTU VALVES"!

WOW!  Did they really thing that was going to fly. Have you got to be
kidding. Now that was a slap that no one in the Union was going to
take. Then there was the organizing campaign that took place. Everyone
should remember the bumper sticker that came out. "The Nations
railroads they use us-then abuse us!" It wasn't until employees were
threatened that the union stepped up and came to the rescue. If you had
a sticker on your car you were told you couldn't park on the property.
The UTU reps had one locked in their union boards and were told to
remove them or people would be pulled out of service. Nasty arguments
and threats started between management and the reps. After the fire
really started burning because the members and a few VLC and assistants
started making suggestions that the media and people in Washington D.C.
were going to get involved, the Union decided to fire off a letter to
the division managers demanding that the harassment of Union employees
cease or charges would be filed for violating their right to organize
and their rights to freedom of speech. It wasn't until the members
started the entire blow out that the Union officials stepped in and did
what they had to do because they were under the gun. Local business were
aware of what was going on and were asking questions. Local news
stations were aware.  
So if you want to get something done then you have to stand together
and use the media to get things started. Put your unions on front
street and make them do what is right when the time comes. Believe me
when I say the time is coming. This is going to be a repeat of history
and hopefully the new hires today will have the backbone that their
fathers and grandfathers and fellow employees had that were and still
are hard working union members. Don't work through lunches. Don't run
like a dog. Don't stand there and be threatened with insubordination
when it is not warranted. Do not let a manager tell you he doesn't
care if what he is ordering you to do is a violation of your union
agreement when you point this out to him. This is a hostile manager and
is anti Union and he should be reported immediately to your LC and the
General Chairman's office. When you are entitled to extra pay per your
union agreements and managers promise you an extra ticket and they
don't come through, report the incident . This is an ethics
violations. They have lied to you. Told you what you wanted to hear.
Report the incident.  Your Local reps are swamped. They have their
hands full now. They always have. Fax your complaint forms and letter
to the General chairman's office. Demand action. You have the rights
to be heard. You are paying for representation to the fullest extent by
your unions. Your dues are paying for a service agreement. You have
every right to demand that service. Listen and learn from older
employees who have been through it. 2006 was the year of the Union
employees and their voice was heard. Proof that you can do something!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

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


160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR.


GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by
failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier
State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks.



GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

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

What an awful working environment Hunter Harrison has created.  The
elimination of thousands of jobs may be good for Hunter and large
shareholders but dangerous for those working employees trying to feed a
family.  The work still must be done with far fewer people to bear the
load.  Latest accident fatalities are worded to have a good spin as to
appear in norm with past.T&E personnel are being forced to Red Block
(claim they are drunk and unfit for train duty) just to avoid working
working conditions.  No matter where you go, people of all ranks speak
of Hunter as an evil villan.  Forced double shift overtime is insane. 
Just driving from work is not safety first consious.  Abuse of Fmla is
rampant but people don't know what else to do. How many jobs could
Hunters 80/90 million up front saved.  I believe large shareholders who
don't work approved his furnished house and 1% of all common stock too.
Far better than winning large 100 or 200 million $$ lottery.  New core
values should read Hunter Harrison First.  PRECISION RR Robber Barron.

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

We need people to GO TO THE MEDIA. It can be anonymous, but we need
people to speak out about the conditions at CSX. If it is continually a
story, the public will know and EHH along with the board will no longer
be able to sweep it under the rug.

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

Sickout Sept 2-3. Do it, don't wimp out. We must be united in order to
get this to work. Safety must always be a priority and EHH is going to
cost people their lives for the stakeholders' benefit. This must END.

The concern trolling is helping no one, saying that nothing will work.
That negative attitude does not spark progress.

Managers and office workers are not in physical shape for the RR at
CSX. That's not going to be an equivalent substitute. Maybe 10% are
capable. This isn't Canada.

We must try every possible angle to get rid of EHH if we are going to
come out of this on the other side. He is going to get people killed
because safety is no longer a priority to him.

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

CREWS


Don't listen to the idiots about wild cat strikes. Go ahead and strike
if you think it will do you any good. Fact is the outcome wont be any
different than when the air traffic controlers and pilots decided to do
so. Fact is by federal law you cant.  Use your damn heads and think of
why you cant. Do you even bother to read why. Stopping the movement of
U.S. commerce freight is detrimental to everyone in this country. You
are no better than HH when you say this stupid shit. Customers are
hurting now. You think striking is going to help them any more. USE
YOUR HEADS. Think outside of the box. You have a union no matter how
bad you think they are. Grow balls and make them get involved. What the
hell do you think the media is for. Force your unions to act.

Try using your imagination at work.  Can any of you think outside of
the box? Are you not educated enough to figure things out? 

I will give you one example of thinking outside of the box. 
Rumors are flying that management is so scared of HH now because the
work isn't getting done and the industries aren't getting switched
that they are forcing crews to work through their lunches.
Does anyone not have diabetes? How About hypoglycemia? How about high
blood pressure?  You get the idea. They wont let you stop and eat and
you get weak or dizzy you tell them you need to eat!  If they wont let
you take your break for lunch file your claim then CALL THE CSX MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT! Tell them what happened and get a paper trail started. Get
it on record that the company is forcing people to work through their
lunch breaks and are creating a dangerous environment for people who
need to eat a meal at lunch or dinner time. You don't need the unions
to get things started. You just need to use your heads and think a
little harder. I know of many people who have won claims without filing
one piece of paper with their union reps because they know what stones
to roll over and what needs to be done to make things go away. Start
using your heads. Start thinking of your human rights. Start thinking
of state a federal laws. They don't call it whistleblowing for
nothing!

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you
monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a
while. I have some questions for you?

1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take
on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the
railroads to make a profit.  
What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just
ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And
they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? 
As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are
not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do
you still bully everyone around?

Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank
and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew
nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire 
every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We
loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make
anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr.
Harrison!

2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more
profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common
sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is
doomed to fail
 or at best, have marginal success.  Most of us are stock holders as
well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a
man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the
worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after
you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the
rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get
along? 

3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear
from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected
their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated
customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things
which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have
an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that
which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast
them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question
a bad idea?

I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous
endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the
current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and
disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan,
that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be
overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best
of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every
day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard
jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a
reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen
minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human
beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that
can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training
is over $30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like $100.000.00. It's
literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as
fast as you can.

Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the
hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team
with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in
a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at
avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess
godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that
would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx
retards in the same group.

Name: The Mole
E-mail: You Big Dummy.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

Can someone tell me how Nashville ended up with so many Dumbasses here. 
I mean, everyday I'm amazed at how many retards ended up in one place.
How do some of these guys get to work?

Name: snafu/fubar the 30th
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs
to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart
meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get
over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously
and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take
things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with
them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate
points and make them spend $27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go
to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk
ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes
around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal
A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at
terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on
Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona
say this is enough... bad enough  we don't have a national contract
going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not
honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across
the system would shut the system down.

Name: I'm free!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

Welp, 5 1/2 years at this place and I finally decided enough was enough.
Start my new job tomorrow,back to a normal life again. The shit of it
is, something is broken with the employee self service, so I can't
even officially quit this fucking place yet. I wish you all the best of
luck, hopefully it changes for the better, but I just wasn't mentally
strong enough to deal with it anymore.

Name: FLOORED!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

RAILROAD SAVIORS POST

If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with
Harrison I suggest you do.  A link was provided on this site for you to
view it. 

The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out
it that send very strong and disturbing messages. 

Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the
handbook! I ain't leavin a failure."

Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." 
Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING
OUT the non believers. 
This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was
a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this
mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he
will rid his house of the non believers.  

Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and
making the investors and stockholder rich.  He talks of reductions in
Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once
did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put
people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some
casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he
would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the
comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his
plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was.
"I'll eat the spaghetti!"

READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where
this mans mind is at read it.  We are dealing with a lot of issues here.
All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it!
Reverend Harrison has spoken!

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

Meeting the US Surface Transportation Board -- Sept. 12, 2017.
Complaints from big business shippers may be heard & maybe there'll be
action taken but it's doubtful at best if labor union input will be
listened to seriously, if considered at all.

Name: True warrior
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

In most industries bad managers, mostly local but even at the CEO level,
merely hurt the bottom line. Enabling other better managed companies to
excel while the poorly managed ones fail. Unfortunately railroads are
somewhat different. Bad decisions on by managers can and DO lead to
blood loss. Workers  Not theirs of course. Riding on the nose of moving
locomotives is fool hardy. It's an arrogant measure only meant to
humiliate workers and WILL result in injuries and possibly loss of
live(s). I will not mince words. Harrison, you to Patterson and others,
will have blood on your hands and I sincerely hope you are prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law. Thanks for NOTHING FRA. do us a favor go
the F away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2017

Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding
with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on
steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other
stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the
effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX.

The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's
office in Washington, D.C.

 It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting
as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this
unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster.  At the very least it
would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public
record.  

 I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little
bit counts.

Name: Railroad Savior
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about
our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: 

http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2017

What exactly does the person mean:
"No protection for run out cars  was installed to protect main line"?
No derail device, no split-rail derail?   Probably shouldn't have
happened even without that/those and somebody will have to answer.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Conductor 1-10

This is a question for your LC. Have you not called and asked him? If
you cant get an answer then call the General chairmans office everyday
if you have to until you get an answer.  If you are eligible for
railroad unemployment after you haven't worked for a week demand they
furlough you and then apply for it.  Yeah, it doesn't pay squat but
its more than sitting homeout with a dime while they play games. I have
seen them starve men out. they sit by the phone waiting for calls or
watch the boards everyday hoping to grab a crumb when they can just to
get bumped every time they go to work.  Its a game. You need entries in
your employee history that you are furloughed. They will want proof.
Check with state unemployment as well if you are just working part
time. Yes you can apply for it even if you are working for CSX.  Don't
remember how many hours is considered part time.  Some guys just go to
where they can hold work and stick it out at a cheap cut rate hotel. If
you can find someone else to go with you then do it and split the cost. 
the family suffers but you got to do what you got to do.    Maybe that
oxygen breathing old man will be gone soon and things will get back to
business.

Name: precision/HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Me

They were flat switching. Kicking cars. Sure they did exactly what you
said. Wont matter. Find a way to blame them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Anyone know if reverse lodging is an agreement in our contract?  I'm
being told as of September 1st that reverse lodging is no longer being
allowed due to excessive time in the hotel compared to the away hotel. 
Was told that HH is eliminating hotel stays anyway so why does it
matter. Well, it matters because since dickhead cut off jobs in my
terminal I can't hold anything ......came from another dick sucker aka
train master

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

You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can
and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For
all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food
restaurant.

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

I sure hope the crew secured the equipment and done a 1-minute hand
brake test before the crash at Indy. Otherwise, that fat ass R. Reed
will have them charged. Damn, I thought that fat P.O.S. was gone for
good.

Name: /
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

FACTS!

Cut of cars ran out of newly revamped yard(state street) set up for
flat switching. No protection for run out cars  was installed to
protect main line. The crew DID NOT run into the cars as being reported
by the news stations. The crew was given enough warning to get off the
locomotives before they were hit. Facts, not fiction. Thank god the
dispatchers were quick on their feet and were able to tell the crew to
get off otherwise they could have been seriously hurt. No one seems to
know why the news media are reporting this as the train ran into the
cut of cars. This is not true.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

http://fox59.com/2017/08/25/authorities-work-to-clean-up-chemical-spill-after-train-derails-on-indys-near-west-side/

    
http://wishtv.com/2017/08/25/train-derails-downtown-spilling-petroleum-oil/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Actually, friend or family <1 year, I would seriously love an invite to
dinner.  Like him or not he's an interesting character.  I guarantee
you'd learn something if you kept your mouth shut.  And, btw, do you
think nothing would happen to you if some psycho acted on your post? 
Of course, no one who has worked out here for more than a few days has
ever met any deranged people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Roll out at state street yard 


No main line protection. See news coverage. Engines and cars trashed. 
Luckily crew is not injured.  Safety for crews on the back burner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Transportation Division
GENERAL COMMITTEE GO-513

Dale Barnett                                                     
CSXT/L&N-NC&ST.L & CRR                         Brian Killough 
GENERAL CHAIRMAN                                     3560 Cardinal
Point Drive                          ASSISTANT CHAIRMAN 
SUITE 103 
Jeremy King                                                        
Jacksonville, FL 32257                              Ronnie Head 
VICE CHAIRMAN                                                        
904.733.1250                                        SECRETARY 
       904.733.1252 (FAX) 
August 22, 2017 

Cindy Sanborn
CSXT Chief Operating Officer – Executive Vice President
500 Water St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

RE: Unsafe Conditions due to Operations leads to severe Injury 
Ms. Sanborn,

The SMART-TD Organization had a member and trainman for CSX in
Nashville Radnor Yard
who was seriously injured yesterday about 1330 central time and during
the totality of the
eclipse. Brother Barber 253716 was working as a foreman on the Y103 job
and Brother
Beddingfield as his switchman. This job was switching on the 3 Throat
lead while another crew,
Y101, was switching on the adjacent 4 Throat lead.

Our office just learned yesterday that these two crews were switching
side by side on two
separate leads and on different radio channels. This all started when
the decision was made to
stop flat switching at C yard due to the high rate of speed of the cars
rolling into the tracks and
crews reporting concerns with possible derailments from the impact. I
had discussed this matter
with Mr. Swafford and Labor Relations. Apparently when the decision was
made to stop
switching at C Yard, the switching was moved to one of the Throat
leads. There was already a
regular assignment switching on one of the leads. These leads involve
an uphill movement where
the engineers must get the engines up to 7 or 8 throttle to move up the
hill and by the time the cut
is rolling and the slack is running out, the trainman pulling the pins
is basically running around 6
or 7 miles per hour sometimes. It has been nearly impossible to pull
the pins at a walking speed
per the rules due to the terrain. And the crew switching on the 3
Throat lead has to be in the
middle of the two tracks to pull pins.

The crews have advised management of their concerns in switching on two
separate leads right
beside each other if something happened. The engineers have to get a
hard kick with the engines
to get the cars into the proper tracks since the track infrastructure
is not made for flat switching.
This has never been a safe method to flat switching on a constant
basis. It is apparent the close
proximity of these two jobs kicking besides each other was not a safe
environment.

Furthermore, Brother Barber’s switchman on the job, Brother
Beddingfield 261857, and the
other crews on duty state that the crews were never given any
instructions on having lights
during the eclipse nor to stop operations for a few minutes during this
dark period of the eclipse.
It is apparent the close proximity of these two jobs kicking besides
each other was not a safe
environment. The dark period lasted about 2 minutes. While it is still
unclear how the car being
kicked by the other crew on 4 Throat snagged and drug Brother Barber
and caused the severe
injuries to him, it should have never happened if there was a genuine
concern for safety.

Now we have an employee that has forever had his life altered due to
the emphasis on production
over safety.

This office has documented many of our concerns for the lack of a
safety culture and disregard
for safety rules in place. The push, push, push, rush, rush, rush,
environment created by the
current managers is a direct result of this very tragic incident. This
office has advised CSX
Upper management and Labor Relations of the trainmasters at Radnor
screaming at employees
for taking lunch or taking a heat break. One manager screamed at the
crew for wasting 7 minutes
for checking a switch list. The employees have been threatened with
being taken out of service
and told they would never come back to work for taking too long to eat
lunch or switch a cut.
Some employees have been taken out of service for not working to
satisfy a manager. The
employees have been charged for not meeting performance expectations
when no one can even
explain to the employees the expectations. The employees have been
scared of losing their jobs
by these overzealous managers brought in from the CN. Because of these
tactics the employees
have had to abandon rules compliance and comply with the instructions
given by these
managers. Even had one employee suffer heat exhaustion due to fear of
stopping long enough to
have a heat break and drink some water.

Yet when this tragic event happened to Brother Barber, and the other
crew members were
rushing to his aid and constantly trying to call the Radnor Tower to
get help and call 911, there
was no one answering. One of the crew members had to run to a nearby
shack to retrieve a first
aid kit to aid Brother Barber and still no answer from the tower or
management with CSX. The
road crews heard the transmissions for help and tried calling the tower
themselves with no
response. The dispatcher heard the road crews calling for help over the
radios and tried calling
the tower at Radnor with no response.

Why? Because the entire group of managers and yardmasters were outside
watching the eclipse.
The very managers that have berated crews for wasting 7 minutes
checking a switch list or taking
10 extra minutes to return from lunch due to a bathroom break, were all
outside doing something
else and no one was in place to handle any emergencies.
Since CSX has abandoned a mutual safety culture with the Organizations
and the employees no
longer have safety committees that their Locals are involved in with
the local management team,
there is a disconnect in addressing safety concerns and working
together to prevent unsafe
operations and conditions.

It is very telling of the culture and mindset of CSX management now
based on comments made
by a manager yesterday. A second shift crew that had been early to work
and experienced part of
the scene involving their fellow injured employee, advised they had to
go home at their lunch
break due to not being in the right frame of mind. One manager was
going to allow the crew to
leave and get some rest but his boss stated “these guys are not going
to take advantage of an
employee getting hurt to get out of work”.

CSX used to be proud to support and live by their Code of Ethics and a
safety slogan that stated
“No Job is so Important, No Service is so Urgent That We Cannot Take
Time to Perform all
Work Safely”. Neither seems to be a priority any more when it concerns
the treatment of
employees and operations. When there was a mutual safety program
between the Carrier and the
Organization, our T&E crews were the safest in the industry. Our local
safety committees
addressed unsafe practices, operations and conditions. Safety was a
priority first and then
operations. But that is no longer the case. The crews are expected to
work 12 hours every shift
and quality of life is no longer a consideration.

The majority of the SMART-TD General Chairman on CSX attended a meeting
on Friday,
August 18, 2017 at CSX Headquarters on 500 Water Street at 1400 to
address many issues
ongoing at this moment on CSX. We met with the Labor Relations team and
the Crew
management Team and expected both Mr. Swafford and yourself to be in
attendance. But neither
was available due to being in a conference with Mr. Hunter Harrison.
Even though the
Organization represents the bulk of the manpower on CSX and we had
addressed issues with a
recent letter from Mr. Harrison to the media, no one from upper
management was in attendance
other than Labor Relations and Crew Management. The Organization
brought to light many of
these contributing issues in this tragic event. The inner company memo
that stressed to managers
to basically hound the employees in and out of their meal period was
discussed at length. The
Organization discussed many important matters concerning the operations
and blatant disregard
for the agreements. We were promised the issues would all be reviewed
and discussed with Mr.
Swafford and yourself. We were told that Labor Relations would reach
out to the field to address
the meal period issues and manner in which the employees were being
treated. I can only assume
that process has yet to begin.

This office can no longer accept such intolerance for our safety, the
rules and the agreements.
We have seen an increase in injuries and derailments while our members
continue to operate as
professional railroaders and performing duties with an infrastructure
not designed for the work.
Even with the intimidation and harassment, our members strive to
perform for our customers.
But morale and pride in our company is at an all-time low.

With the lack of a clear management structure, our Local Chairmen have
had no one to address
the safety issues, rule issues or operational issues. Without a mutual
safety culture, disregard for
agreement provisions and the push for production, the employees are
being expected to disregard
the rules and rush to get the work done.

I hereby request an immediate meeting to discuss how this Company
intends to handle our safety
and well-being and how safety concerns will be addressed. We cannot
have any more members
injured or killed for the sake of a dollar or 5 minutes.

Our office is available.

Dale Barnett
General Chairman – GO-513
 
CC: John Previsich, SMART-TD President 
       Kevin Brodar, SMART-TD Legal Counsel 
       Jeremy Ferguson, SMART-TD Vice President  
       John Lesniewski, SMART-TD Vice President 
       David Weir, SMART-TD Vice President 
       John Risch, SMART-TD National Legislative Director 
       Steve Mavity, SMART-TD General Chairman GO-049 
       John Whitaker, SMART-TD General Chairman GO-851 
       James Darby, SMART-TD General Chairman LO-762 
       Travis Raynes, SMART-TD General Chairman GO-201  
       Zach Jones, CSXT Vice President Labor Relations 
       Jermaine Swafford, CSX Chief Transportation Officer, Senior Vice
President 
       Rod Logan, CSXT Vice President of Safety

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Name: OTD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2017

Follow the money.  Mantel Ridge has made $700M on their CSX investment
so far, read the article below. 

http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3744573/asset-management-hedge-funds-and-alternatives/mantle-ridge-up-to-nearly-2-billion-on-csx-play.html#.WaA70dMrLUI

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2017

Re: Saw it/read it

Sorry man you are the naive one. Railroads are Federally Regulated BUT
there is no one enforcing the regs. And that includes the Congress.
John Snow was under a criminal investigation by the Department Of
Justice. How did that turn out? He left CSX and became US Secretary of
Treasury. Who knows what's in store for Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently
located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info
that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out
unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read
newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing
people on the spot.

Name: SAW IT/READ IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Brilliant

YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG!  I guess you never got to read the training
manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael
Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers
how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a
communication network with other divisions to let them know when their
targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and
be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates
outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and
of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology
and the stalking training was ordered to cease.

Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo
that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal
memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's
reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in
the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere
else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!"

If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better
be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start
putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's
just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but
it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was
screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A
form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit
when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being
followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate
this old form.

PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally
owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well
as your union agreements.  Any time you are assessed any discipline for
failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your
employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and
discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST
THE LAW. 
 
READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th,  2017

PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO
HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! 

What does this mean?  What is APPROPRIATE non critical?  Who gets to
decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than
a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union
representative and getting answers to NOW!  Have they provided you with
a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you
lost one while working does not warrant a failure.  Not having your
lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to
listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action
warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the
situation.
In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that
leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant
loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the
same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an
amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many
unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation
needs to address. 
Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on
your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up
your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor
things are considered violations that should have called for coaching.

DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been
part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got
too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions
were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to
follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a
failure? Were the managers to blame?
Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all
the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new
CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always
wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on.  
GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!

Name: Brilliant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

South End,


Your an idiot baiter or either a moron if you think this is real. 
While the concept may exist, the company would never, ever, never
actually send out an email or anything in writing saying so.  They're
much smarter than that and apparently you, or are you just a "master
baiter"...hmmmm.  I've been in management and seen some of the
corruption first hand and I know this sort of thing could happen but
not in a memo.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse

Name: birdwatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse

http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2017

@ South end
Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does
this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. 
Thank you in advance.

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

This ought to be interesting. More parties irritated at EHH's antics. 

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3291305-coal-companies-call-formal-u-s-proceeding-csx

Whistleblower Lawsuit Reinstated!

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170822/NEWS08/912315345/Safety-whistleblower%E2%80%99s-lawsuit-against-railroad-reinstated

PS: I heard the oxygen tank wearing dipstick ended up in ER with
cardiovascular distress recently. Good times. It would be a shame to
cause him more stress.

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

Pretty sad. What a lousy culture.
Remember the articles on the UTU & BLEt websites? 
"They hire you to fire you".
From a previous post: " 'Bout gonna take a revolution in this country
to change things."

Name: Southend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world
starting up.

If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major
category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for
same rule in three years.  This way any t&e can be fired at any time
for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region:

TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS

TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
AND SAFETY:

MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY
WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. 
EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. 

IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY
THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND
PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS.  AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL
EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE
MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Good info.  Thanks much.

Has been posted numerous times before -- CSX is\was not like CN, CP,
or really like the ol' IC RR.  

The major shareholders & the CSX Board Of Directors wanted changes
& this headhunter in power.   

They don't seem to want all that business, track, terminals,
maintenance, & especially employees = big expense.

It is what it is - at least for now.

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

Fortune Magazine piece on HH

http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/

Precision Railroading is all about asset & resource reductions. 

That said,  IC, CN & CP were linear RR's with CN & CP operating in
natural
resource rich Canada with only 36 million residents.  CP's average
length of haul under HH was 1,600 miles.  CSX's average length of
haul
is 600 and CSX is a network RR. So, as he continues to try to figure it
out, expect the unexpected with HH. 

Come hell or high water, HH believes he will figure out how to make CSX
operations work by continuing to make changes and tweaks till he
believes he has figured it out.  If a manager is not getting it done,
he will have him removed and put someone else in, and he will continue
to do this until he finds one that finds a way to make it work. 
Meanwhile, he will shed the competitive low margin traffic and
eliminate T&E employees.  He will also continue to eliminate
management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2017

Re: Ape
FRA working with Google to inform public of upcoming crossings?
Yow RIGHT! The FRA works in partership with RRs and could care less
about trespassers being killed. Try this out. Working with Google to
identify crossings is a safety issue, that then qualifies for Federal
funding. (Free money to sponsor RR initiatives) once Google has this
program up Harrison can tell exactly where the trains are, speed, etc..
every train and crew will come under scrutiny. Then comes the RCO
trains. Just another conspiaracy theory?
System Manager

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Supposedly the FRA are working with Google, Apple, and other computer
map providers to better tag RR crossings so drivers note their
existence on their computer screens.

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

Can't believe you would make fun of Harrison's medical condition. 
It's not his fault COPD causes confusion.

Name: HPU Alumni
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

hunter Harrison is my best friend.  I like to smoke crack with him.

Name: Eugene
E-mail: oxygenPlz..com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going
around.   They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on
me.    I only accept praises when CSX is doing well.   When the company
is doing great that's because of me and only me.   The company is
really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play
nice.  They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level
managers are making fun of my oxygen tank.  That's not being nice.  I
only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels.  I
came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed  that will
show everyone that PRR model can't fail.  PRR is more than making
three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a
time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, 
 shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off
property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making
tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance
men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving
dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it
belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos
I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent.   PRR is much much
more than this.
P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour

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

To Betterthan you:
Have no clue where you worked but don't want to hear it regarding new
people - some were just great but 2/3rds of 'em I/we had to deal with
were, to make a long story short, horseshit, & shouldn't have applied
for a RR transportation dept. job in the 1st place.  It's unfortunate
that some are furloughed.  WE ALL want people working.

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

another grossly exaggerated statement



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

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

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

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

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

Another grossly exaggerated statement!

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

Retired now


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

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

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

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

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

HH has developed new metrics to confuse and mislead  

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

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

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



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

Arrest Details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Another grossly exaggerated statement

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

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

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

Employed as other


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

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

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

Guess you have to buy your own solar specs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ape less than one.



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to all.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Ape


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honest Abe,

You asked

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

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

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

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

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

Be safe out there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haha told y'all , cry babies

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

Will you both shut the fuck up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have any idea what's going on,

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

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

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

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

DUMBASS,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investor Advisory comments

Rail Shipper Survey: CSX Service Disruptions 

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

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

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


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

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

Investor community comments... 

CSX Service Disruptions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Backpusher


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

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

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

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

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

spread the word about this turd.

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

Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betcha nothing is downloaded without legal being around huh?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO THE EDITOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

To furloughed Employees

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor 10-20


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugene is full of shit

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Somebody

You're spot on brother.

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

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

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

Safety First?  

Don't see many posts concerning safety issues.

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

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

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

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

Good luck to everyone.

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

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

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

UP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

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

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

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

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

So this all makes sense now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crews.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Blah. BLAH! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

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

ME

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Dave Cathey
Engineer CSX

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

@APE you must be H^2 personal editor.

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

Joker,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dispatcher

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

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

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

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

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

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Fellow Americans:

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

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

Please like me on Twitter!

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

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

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

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

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

Customers 

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

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

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

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

Jerks 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union Brothers

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

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

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

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

Copynpaste


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

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoggers 

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fis and Cunter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HH in his own words 

IN HIS OWN WORDS

On what keeps him awakeat night:

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

Read the full article here....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

485 lol   

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update

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

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

NEWS FLASH!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

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

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


What a Jack Wagon

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

Other 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avon-Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cond 10-20


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

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

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

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

The numbers don't lie.

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

E.H.H. You're Fired!

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

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

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

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

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

CSX help wanted
Boss
Number of Openings: 1

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

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

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

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

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jesus....man it's bad people 


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

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

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

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

T&E 

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

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

Brewer Yard?

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

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

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

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

What are the plans for brewer? More traffic?

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

Brewer yard will be expanding soon

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

Boss
Number of Openings: 1

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

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

Heretodaygonetomorrow,

Well said!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SMART

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

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

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

He got promoted

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

Moving 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

how about some specifics old man.

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Hunterisascumbag
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF
SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS
TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING
GOES  RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT,  EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION
RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING
BACK" THE EMPLOYEES  FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL
DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER
THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A
REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN.
I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT
DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS
SCUMBAG HARRISON.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael
Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised
themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster
out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison
 
Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations.  We
all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.

Name: Mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Great attribute of a leader.  Is one who accepts responsibility.  Good
or bad.  

If that old fuck won Railroader of the year.  He wouldn't give thanks
to the men for their long hours and sweat.   But he'll pass the
negative on down the line.

A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their
actions.

Name: catfish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s
customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace
of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have
“pushed back” against those changes

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Crews

Hunter is on his last leg of medication. He has had to double his meds
and is just about to lose his ability to breath without a machine. 

People wake up!  This is his last chance of trying to be the king of
Railroading. The more you fight his changes the more he is going to
buckle down and show you he will do what he says and what ever he
wants. He has nothing left. He is going to die of either lung failure
or heart failure. He also has a limited amount of oxygen provided to
his brain which will cause him to lose any sense of recognition.

His partners are just sitting back and waiting like vultures. He wont
last that long. The stress will take its toll on him. He just wants a
tomb stone that says he was the greatest railroad CEO in the world. 

He is no better than trump when it comes to his ego and his control
freak attitude.  Give it time. He will lose it to his illness.

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Which Asher? Division?

Name: Moving on
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Moving on



It was either "resign" or be fired. I'm sure you have heard the
rumors as to why.

Name: Moving on
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

So did Asher resign or was he fired?  Or relocated?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

An outsider's point of view - which may or may not have been discussed
previously:

"Precision Railroading" is yet another rebranding of the Kan Ban/Just
In Time philosophy that's popular in management circles once again.
Harrison is following a script which is very familiar to those of us
who have lived in the corporate world for more than a couple decades.

He's been brought in to devalue the railroad for eventual sale. The
smart individuals among you will immediately deduce who that potential
(previously blocked) buyer is.

The reduction in manpower - especially those with extensive operational
and internal knowledge - is a prime indicator of what's up. Next will
be reduction of market confidence brought about through poor
performance and low customer satisfaction.

Rank and file are merely scapegoats. It's YOUR fault the new, improved
company can't be profitable!

Another indicator is the hiring of "rock stars". You're trying to
deliver freight, not entertain crowds. Don't trust anyone who uses
that euphemism.

Last is de-stratification: Training management to run trains and
perform other over-the-road work. An entire level (or two) of people
can be cut, and the company prepared for its new owner's employees to
fill those now-vacant slots as demand warrants.

Plot your respective courses accordingly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

It's obvious Harrison is simply raping this company for the hedge fund.
 Lucky this isn't Canada and the STB can order him to pay millions in
fines and order him to stop implementing his plans.  With hump closures
and more transportation layoffs look for customer service to get worse.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

LET THE BALL GAME BEGIN!


First pitch. The STB sent a letter out to Harrison on July 27th
requesting weekly briefings with their department heads.


Second pitch. Harrison informs lower staff that the STB can go F*%#@8K
themselves. They are not going to tell him how to run his railroad.


Third pitch...... still waiting in the stands to see how the STB is
going to react to this blatant "I'm god and Im not answering to you
or anyone"!

Stay tuned for further broadcast from the box!

Name: Stevie P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

You got yours so fuck everyone else right Old Head?  Typical mentality
of someone who doesn't have a clue about how things are now.  We
didn't ask for the dumb rules in the first place but so many of you
old heads died or got hurt they were made.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs. 

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. 

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. 

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged. 

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider. 

Sincerely, 

Hunter

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Similar has been posted before:
Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions,
Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. 

All the changes going on now, --  while National Rail Contracts are a
huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place,
think that's just a coincidence?

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Don't know what you spring chickens think you'll gain by hoping the
stock tanks. I've got my retirement in the bag. For those that are
celebrating the stock dropping,your a bunch of idiots with out a
future.  I've seen a lot of changes to this railroad in my time and
this too will pass but things aren't going to return to the way they
were. Get over yourself and move on. And another thing, for you cry
baby whiners giving information to the media and sniveling about this
company eliminating rules protecting your safety, go change your diaper
kid. Those are one less rule to get fired for, real railroaders look out
for one another and protect ourselves. We don't depend on a rule made
up by a idiot lawyer in Jacksonville that ain't never been around a
train.

Name: Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Why is it the unions aren.t sharing any information as to contract
talks. Absolutely nothing other than the gossip going on.  Funny how
neither web sight has any updates,guess we'll find out when they
finalize an agreement and tell us to vote on it or else. I'm referring
to direct bargaining and not national.  Was just reported trump
appointed not so friendly labor lawyers to the nrlb.  They need to act
quick and come up with something. Why are we paying all this money and
can't get an update.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2017

To our valued customer,

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs.

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently.

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible.

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged.

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider.

 
Sincerely,

Hunter

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

CSX is a fucking mess,customers pissed off,employees pissed off people
being fired for doing there jobs. Would someone please switch dick
heads oxygen tank for nitrous oxide so he can have a laugh before he
kicks it. Damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

If the last administration would of focused more on moving freight than
playing stupid mind games, we wouldn't be in this situation now. They
made management so fucking top heavy it ruined our operating cost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Rimmie, based on that post sounds like they are trying to put the top
1/3 in the street. CSX wants all these young guys they can mold into
bitches.

Name: Rimmie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Where have y'all been.  Of course they are dismissing vs suspension.
They are getting ready to put the bottom third in the street.  When
Sept 1 gets here we will all see hourly rate and if you got fuzz you
will work.  Be safe.

Name: Little Jimmy Decker
E-mail: liljim_decker@csx,com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2017

STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SICK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: Toilet wine
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them
where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where
is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union
sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a
switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because
they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar
mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if
they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention
there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We
have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the
union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with,
the company was just more forgiving!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2017

They often show 'terminated' vs. 'suspended'.
If suspended - at least entitled to 4 months of health insurance after
the month in which last rendered compensated service.  Terminated =
SOL.

Name: car repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

READ THE IDPAP!!!!!!!


Running through a switch can be considered significant loss or damage
to equipment or property. Even though it only cost about 300 bucks to
fix a switch they are going to say it is significant. Used to be a
certain amount the FRA stated that was considered cause for drug
testing and removal from service.  Those days are over. The new CZAR of
csx wants every head on a platter. I read that policy. Better get that
union of yours on the ball and come up with a reasonable amount that
can be considered significant. After they started taking the run
through switches out of service every body can get into more trouble
than before and possibly hurt more too. Got to throw twice as many
switches as before. Better get with the FRA and see if they have any
authority over this price range on damage. Afraid they don't. It you
cost the company a dime you may be looking at 30 day!

Name: JustRelaxing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Has anyone notice that T&E employees are being dismissed for things that
would normally just get you a suspension? We've had 5 people dismissed
from running through a switch, to a mainline derailment and also a work
authority violation. Some of these guys had perfect records, never in
trouble. But they have been terminated and taken off the roster. 1st
offense and dismissed?? This is crazy.

Name: UnderRadar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Monitor, you are clueless, and both of you are morons if you take
anything I posted as a threat.  Specifically identifying a subdivision
is foolish.  They are looking for terminals to shut down, and your ten
ain't going to be squat.  Think I don't know who you are?  The
problem with a big mouth is, it's always big.  A person tends to speak
in the same patterns always.  That's how they got The unabomber.  It's
not actually rocket science, it's analyzing patterns and habits.  You
can stay, or you can go, but when one of the supervisor hit squads
start roaming the sub and takes out one of your co-workers, I expect
you'll be paying his bills?  The customers are big boys, they can take
care of themselves.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision!

Be very careful what your post. The post from under radar sounds a lot
like a post from management. This has happened several times over the
years when they are feeling threatened or names are being thrown out.
We haven't had a chance to look at the server location. Do not post
the names of industries that are not being served properly by the
company. This would allow other competitors to contact them and
possibly make better offers to take their business. Be very careful
that you do not cross the line in this area. Do not use any dates or
times that you were involved in any of these jobs or any times you have
witnessed poor service or failure to service the company. The company
moles that work at your yard/terminal will rat you out even if they do
not have proof. This will put a target on your back. Do not discuss
with anyone that you are posting on this site. YOU WILL BECOME A
TARGET. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE YOU WORK WITH. There are company moles in
every terminal and on every division. THIS IS A FACT. Don't be afraid
to post or be afraid to tell the truth just do it in a manner that it
can not be traced back to you or create a bidding war with competitors.
 You have obviously brought some heat down on someone. His threat was
subtle but clear. Most likely a supervisor who cant get his work done
in his area to satisfy the new KING of CSX!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

202089 

You need to contact the FRA Hours of service office. Do not be afraid
to do so. Explain what happened. If you are on a regularly assigned job
and you weren't rested for it and no one is available to fill it they
can hold it for you but your 10 hours of rest still can not be
violated. 
 Question is why is a terminal superintendent calling you. Have you
called your LC about this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2017

A superintendent is notifying a T&E employee to report for work?
This outfit truly has gone to hell in a handbag.

Name: Lester Holt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581
more news channels digging for dirt

Name: OTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

“This service disruption has been way overplayed,” Harrison says. Out of
the 500 or so customers who provide 90 percent of CSX’s traffic, only
two could make the case that they have experienced a “major
disruption,” he says. - 

Please choose one -> He is -> a) delusional b) disconnected c) lying d)
lost his mind e) off the oxygen bottle f) all of the above

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for
now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away
our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and
the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are
destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get
mad at us!

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

My rest is up at 1400 and I was contacted at 1000. I was ordered in for
a 1500 yard assignment instead of them running a roster.

Name: UnderRadar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision-STFU.  Seriously.  I've got a pretty good idea of who you
are, and your position is not so secure that you can withstand the
extra attention you are bringing to our sub.  They don't want to hear
it, and the sqeaky wheel is going to get greased.

Name: worried
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Brothers


Has anyone been keeping tabs on what going on with our Union. I cant
get a straight answer from my LC and he keeps saying they aren't
giving them any info that is accurate.  It keeps changing every week
and they are in the dark as well. They also keep saying that there are
old rules still grandfathered from the old IDPAP policy like grace
periods and forgiveness rules but they wont give me anything in
writing.  Are we supposed to be contacting this smart committee at
their headquarters with complaints or get a lawyer and demand some
answers?  We got rights as union members per federal law to be given
this info and we aren't getting anything.  Any body got a number for a
good labor lawyer who knows the Federal Union laws.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

202089


Yes it is a serious violation for any supervisor to contact you before
you are rested and order you to report to work.  However if you are
already over your 10 hours mandatory rest per the FRA it is not. Say
you had 6 starts and were observing your 48 hours rest. Yes, they can
contact you and tell you they need you to report on your rest. You had
the mandatory 10 hours required. However they can not take away any
time of that 48 hours. Nor can they contact you numerous times to
remind you to report. That would be considered harassment at home. You
are not required to take any calls during this time period. If you are
concerned then answer your phone 2 hours before you rest period has
ended. That is all you would be expected to do.

Name: Bedreddin
E-mail: Oxy4sale.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Yes it is.   I bet the text didn't amount to shit.

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Question is it an FRA violation of my rest for the Terminal
Superintendent to text me and order me in on my rest?

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone is right on target!!

Name: Hospice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can
cause all this disruption?   

We all know this is deliberate.  I believe he should be thrown in
prison with all his cronies.

Name: Terminal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone, 
That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is
telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat
us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done
before Hunter got home...

Name: Tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")?

Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website?  It is all lollipops
and rainbows.  One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX
and all these awards going out.

When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how
it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage.  On the outside
everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the
shit out of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell
times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system
because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right.

"It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the
customers.  It's all their fault precision RRing not working.

Name: Deez Nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Fireman what crack pipe have you been hitting?  Last I checked 90
percent of the time or better in our division the crossings dont get
cut because of more delays.  Not very often you see a train block a
crossing for four hours but usually that is because of poor dispatching
or unforeseen events that happened to the train running the opposite
direction.  Most crews arent out to directly screw regular folks just
trying to get over a crossing but these big railroads have put a bad
taste in all our mouths.  No one gives a fuck anymore.

Name: zyklon b
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2017

The comment about "experiencing meaningful work" in the new IDAP
smacks of "Arbeit Macht Frei."

Name: Concerned citizens 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

"I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a
properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax
commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put
them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to
justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume
or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big
organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive,
because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use
to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that
will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas –
deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is
wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary
stuff

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article
because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And
as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still
parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past
probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles
from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard
freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150
cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that
hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars
for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS
for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french
fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another
facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received
a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole
load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a
loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and
their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested
with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't
small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

https://actionnewsjax.relaymedia.com/amp/news/investigates/action-news-jax-investigates-csx-safety-concerns/573760669

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

So far, no mention of the hassles of a proper air-brake test if/when a
train is separated to clear a road crossing & then put back together
after a portion of it has been off air over 4 hrs.  
There are some places that have air lines at road crossings but only in
or near terminals.

Name: Fireman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

L&N

You are 100% right my good man when it comes to the crews cutting
crossing.  I know Im going to get my ass blasted for siding with you
but the crews are nothing but lazy ass cry babies who don't want to
get off their asses and do their jobs. They all know what the state
laws are for blocking crossings. They know how long each state allows
them to keep a crossing blocked, It is in all of their timetables. they
know the rules say they are to cut a crossing if they are to be their
for a long period. The rules always have said not to unnecessarily
block any crossing,  Now some of them will tone up dispatch and ask if
they want the crossing cut and they will tell them no but most of the
time they don't say a damn thing and joke about waiting for the cops
to show up and then tell them its the railroads fault because they cant
get them in the yard. They got rules and they know them.  Go ahead and
blast me!  You know what Im saying is right. You know you what you are
supposed to do. You tell that to the FRA man when he gets on your motor
and asked what the hell are you doing blocking a crossing for 4 damn
hours. See what your big boy pants look like after that.    Shit in
them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Not the least bit surprising.  Most management ---holes think they're
better than low-life employees.

Name: director
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

ALL TRAIN AND ENGINE CREWS!!!!!

 Heads up to all crew employees who have been working long pools for
most of their careers. As of now the plan is to cut all long pools a
little at a time to see how few crews can be used to handle the
existing freight. Since most of you are working on self sustaining
pools it is suggested to make plans to be away from home until you can
get 6 or 7 starts. Some pools have already been eliminated in other
areas and more cuts are to come.  If your territory can not handle the
reduction in man power then trains will be doubled and blocked so they
can be swapped in route. If there is still a problem with man power
shortage in your territory then trains will be rerouted. Mark my word,
there will be a reduction in manpower. There will be future furloughs.
The format of precision railroading includes reducing the number of
trains run thus reducing the number of employees in the company.  Be
prepared to work long hours and getting called out as soon as you are
rested. If you need to be at home with your families then you might
consider taking a yard or local job. This may be your only option.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

WTF

Thanks for pointing that out.  I for one had no idea most might not of.
 That shows what were dealing with.

Name: WTF!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2017

In that letter to the editor ICU linked, EHH quoted George Bernard Shaw,
a known racist, anti-Semite, socialist, and eugenics advocate, a literal
apologist for Hitler.  I guess the two must be kindred spirits.  I'd
like to think that my employer wouldn't side with people who would
have put me in an oven, but quoting Shaw like he was worth a damn
suggests otherwise.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know
which to believe.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

..."we can strike, WHENEVER we want to."  "We just have to get
everyone on the same page."   --  Good luck with that.

If a RR strike is in violation of the Railway Labor Act - no
unemployment benefits. If not Union supported - no strike pay.
If & when entitled to those benefits there are waiting periods. 
Check into health & welfare plan coverage.

Able & willing to man picket lines & miss a paycheck or more?
Many people aren't.   Safety First.

Name: 10-289
E-mail: Www.blockedcrossing.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2017

Ok, so you were just being a 'tarded dick and a bit of a crybaby when
you MADE UP a claim that t&e are breaking rules or laws regarding
crossings, and suggested to a member of the public that she involve the
FRA against us.  Hope you don't sprain anything carrying around that
petty and spiteful chip on your shoulder.  The day that any actual
dispatcher's job becomes unacceptable, he has the same option we all
do, and maybe he should take it... if his work has brought him to the
point of making up lies to strangers on the Internet.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This is proof everything T&E states is factual.  If and when Evellen is
let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're
as guilty as he is.

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Fellow railroaders, union brothers and sisters, it is way past time that
we all put our selfish endeavors in the rearview and come together. 
Getting your pay increased doesn't exactly sound right when it means
your quality of life gets worse and thousands of people you work with
don't have a job anymore.  Being forced to work faster to prove
something hasn't ever been a great idea either.  We are facing some
very uncertain times.  That seat next to the engineer wont be safe for
very much longer and then what's next?  How much of our work will be
contracted out because "the troops are pushing back".  If you just
said to yourself these things aren't possible then you'd be lying to
yourself.  If the government allows unmanned semis then trains wont be
an impossibility.  When the corporate machine cries about losing money
the people that are bought and paid for in our government listen. 
That's how it works folks.  But we can't strike?  Why, because the
same people who say we can't are the very ones who control the game? 
Because some retired guy is afraid his pension might not come?  Because
you're scared of what you might lose or have to give up?  Because the
national gaurd will come in?  Because they will throw us all in jail? 
What will it matter in the end when so many jobs are gone anyway?  Our
unions are failing us all right now.  That goes in almost all craft
work across the country.  We are like sheep being fed to the lions on a
platter and no one has any answers.  I've got one.  Strike with all
union members across the country and make it clear that it's not okay
for our government to take the corporations side over its own people.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

To T&E... you see guys, I made that post because you guys always want to
blame the train dispatcher for everything. It's okay for you to
criticize the dispatcher when you've never done it.  You seem to think
is it acceptable for you to blame everybody but yourself . Then you get
your panties in a wad when somebody blames you. People out in the field
have absolutely no clue what a train dispatcher does on a daily basis.
So, don't be so quick to judge why things are screwed up. Things can
happen 200 miles away that impact a train dispatcher .  You guys really
need to come and and sit with the train dispatcher for about a week,
maybe then you'll understand what is really going on. As far as a rule
being broken with blocking a crossings. I suggest you a little deeper in
the rulebook. Dispatchers do not hold trains out of yards, yards hold
trains out of yards. Do you really think dispatcher wants to stop a
train and clog up his mainline just for the hell of it?  When I worked
as a dispatcher I knew where the crossings were and met trains
accordingly.  If I knew the train was going to be there for any length
of time , I told him to cut the crossing. And yes ,I know how long it
takes to walk train.  
Also , keep in mind that the dispatchers you are criticizing were
working in T&E just three years ago and THEY were complaining about
dispatching then , now they are sitting in the seat and seeing it from
a different aspect. Walk a mile and a train dispatcher shoes before you
make comments that you really don't know what you're talking about.  

 All I can say is that i am glad I'm retired and don't have to put up
with that crap anymore. I always gave the people out in the field the
respect that they deserve. It is a shame that it's not a two-way
street.

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

The yard is plugged.. who told us to hold out? The DISPATCHER did...
We've got to stop and check for a hot box. If we moved down
another5000 ft. To clear a crossing and derailed because of a broken
wheel we'd be fired because we didn't stop soon enough... And even if
we did pull ahead to clear one crossing chances are we'd block a
different one DISPATCHER... OVER? We are going to head back a country
mile and cut a crossing . DISPATCHER says no no no, takes too long
we're going to get you moving. DISPATCHER OUT

Name: I'm not ignorant 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. 
Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should,
then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to
get everyone on the same page. 
Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically
deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

L&N "dispatcher" ~ "Just because you don't like the way things are
going , you just cannot strike"

The rest of us ~ "lol!"

Name: FIS
E-mail: nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

To the L&N dispatcher or Robert Pines or whoever you are; I've been
reading this site quite a bit ever since Harrison has taken control and
i'll give you credit for a few things. You've got more bull**** than
carter's got liver pills. You seem pretty good at stirring up drama or
erking someone's nerve, picking a fight. In your defense it is possible
that T&E has blocked a crossing and been lazy not to cut one from time
to time. But you getting on here and giving blanket authority and
stating that every time a crossing is blocked by a train in the U.S.A.
is the result of piss poor train crews, is a bunch of baloney. If I had
to make an educated guess i'd say 90% of the time a crossing is blocked
it's not because of a piss poor crew. In all honesty me personally I
try very hard not to block them. Could be a situation where there are
several crossings in a small area and a large train has been told to
move down to a certain location so a train can come in behind?? There
is all kinds of different scenarios and it just bothered me a bit that
you rant and rave on here for people to read that whenever a crossing
is blocked it's the fault of the crew. Can't recall the numerous
times a dispatcher has been too busy or forgotten to line a signal for
a train when there is no other train traffic in sight. Maybe I could
get on here and rant and rave about "piss poor dispatchers." Wish all
of us railroad Indians were all in the same union so we could all be on
the same page. We've got the ble arguing with smart, dispatcher union
arguing against signalmen, and so on... wake up America!!!!

Name: 10-289
E-mail: Ohbaby@yourmamashouse.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2017

Dear L&N "dispatcher:"

If you would be so kind as to educate us piss poor trainmen as to what
rule or precept we violate by blocking crossings... other than those
crossings with special instructions of course. I like to be a good
neighbor as much as the next guy, but operationally, that just doesn't
fly.  In all seriousness, if it's a real rule or a law of some kind,
please share.  I can't wait to let the dispatcher know it's going to
take us an extra 30 minutes to pull because I have to walk 8000 feet
back to the engine after cutting a crossing for some hilljacks who
bought a house next to a train tracks.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

To smoked out: the reason the crossings are being blocked is because of
piss poor T & E.  Crews will deliberately block a crossing and will
refuse to get off the engine and cut the Crossing when they know that
they will be there for one more more trains. Let me give you a little
bit of advice, a train dispatcher has never blocked a crossing in his
life but crews on trains have.  If you see a train blocking the
crossing right down the engine number and call  the FRA and report it
to them and the crew could possibly be pulled out of service for a
violation of blocking the crossing ..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Just because you don't like the way things are going , you just cannot
strike. There are parameters you have to follow before you can strike
on the railroad An  authorized strike will be subject to dismissal by
employees who set up a wildcat strike. And also, will not be supported
by the union.

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a
week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in
the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The HH playbook, used twice already....

Usually first wave of thing to go is employees (and with this
experience & institutional knowledge- done)

2nd is hump yards (done)

3rd yard / long haul efficiencies (in the works)
-        train lengths
-        no full stop trains w/ in yards (ie: ee can get on and off
moving trains now )

The lead time to make decisions, benchmark and plan is no longer
applicable. It happens by Friday or you are gone. Period.

Customers used to be king, and there was once a partnership – gone

It is about stock prices, ROI, the OR and making the board happy

Anticipated to come in the not too distant future ;

   - more T&E cuts

   - more staff cuts

   - relationships severed with unions

   - relationships severed with customers

   - high turnover in operations staff (model being 24/7 7 days per
week) and Sr. Ops staff will not remain in geographic areas for more
than 2 years (at most) . They will get to know the CSX network first
hand and every few years they will be moved to somewhere else. (no
constancy in staff) . CSX Sr. Operations employees will choose to go
back to the running trades from Superintendents/Asst. Supt etc. due to
less stress

  - it is likely the new CSX mandate will also include having all
Management staff trained as Loco engineers ‘should’ there become a
situation where contract workers go on strike then management can step
in.  (when this occurs, the Management staff in the field are NOT to do
their Management functions) and they will focus on running the trains.
With minimal management staff left at CSX, there is no one to perform
your job while you are in the field and hence response time on all
inquiries will be very poor. (the mandatory training in the field will
be on going (once every month or so) in order that you can retain your
operations ticket to be used when needed) .
 
All of this while achieving the ultimate goal of increasing the stock
price, however there will be collateral damage to all stakeholders
(people/families and customers). 
 
Time will pass, and then CSX will come to the employees to patch up the
relationship, back to market and to the customers begging for business.
(this is what transpired at CN and is now happening at CP).  Till then
expect the unexpected.

Time heals all wounds, although this may take more time than most.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

watch the  economy tank ?  also   the safety of the usa?  in closing the
mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main
lines  very easy like in the past?  the president should step in  here 
this is worse  than we can imagine?  



  also   if you want or care to make a statement?  work very safe  and
walk easy?    no  no  short cuts  walk lite  do your jobs   work safe
!!   make  sure  your  insured for  riding with any  bosses in  their 
vehicles that are privately owned   !!!!!!!!!!!    grab a good lawyer 
boys n girls !!!!!!!

Name: Cornered now
E-mail: Strike the enemy
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers
complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up,
and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew
are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is
time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets
gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

He will be on a warpath now.   Hes already said the troops were pushing
back.  I bet he will try to blame us for this.

https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Here is the STB letter 
https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: Surface transportation board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board
discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad
customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst
service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a
hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface
transportation board  wants to have a meeting with all the top
executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. 

I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH
doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to
the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what
makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!

Name: Ui
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Shit going to hit the fan.  Edwina will bring hell on TE now.  He was
blame on to us.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2017

Lol...Dude is guaranteed 300 million. I'm sure he's not worried.

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock down $2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then
he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hayride


We know which TM is now assigned over the St.Louis line which includes
Terre Haute IN. We are also well aware of previous threats of
insubordination on other T&E employees in this area. Reports are coming
in that many supervisors are using the threat of insubordination. If he
was forcing them to do a move that was on the good faith challenge list
then they should have called him out on it. Nothing has ever been put in
writing, that we are aware of, that states you can no longer use a good
faith challenge. If it wasn't they can still file ethics charges and
contact OSHA to see if the act he was forcing them to do was considered
unsafe enough to put them in harms way and could be considered a serious
work place violation. 
  
All employees are issued a life insurance policy when they are hired.
There are guidelines that employers must follow under these policies in
order to protect the insurance company from having to pay out claims
that could have and should have been prevented.
MetLife is the policy holder. You were also given a policy for
accidental health and dismemberment. You can call MetLife and put them
on notice that there is a supervisor who is putting employees in harms
way. File a formal complaint with OSHA. Have it on record just in case
you are pushed by this supervisor or any supervisor for that matter and
you do get hurt.  Start a paper trail. There is no place for harassment
or intimidation in the workplace no matter how much the new CEO is
breathing down their necks. Expect the threat of insubordination to be
the most used course of action by your supervisors. This action
warrants the toughest course of action from the employee. A formal
complaint also needs to be filed immediately with your Local
Chairman's. A hostile work environment has already been created
throughout management and is now trickling down to the T&E workforce.
Again, there is no place for this kind of brutality in the work place.


MetLife-  1-800-357-4482
OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you
have. IF THERE IS A EMERGENCY OR THE HAZARD IS IMMEDIATELY
LIFE-THREATENING CALL YOUR LOCAL OSHA REGIONAL OR AREA OFFICE OR 
1-800-321-OSHA.
Work safely, watch each other in the fields and under no circumstances
do you ever allow a supervisor to threaten and intimidate you or anyone
into doing something that can threaten your health or that of others.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His
methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like
vultures. Sell, sell, sell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management
at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t
planning on renewing his contract.”

CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the
families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left
that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer
anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have
started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least
possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times
going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so
understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more
product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will
not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad
left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price,
crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not
address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the
national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with
other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for
the railroaders families in this time of need. 

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

CSX -  
Well, maybe some of the changes will be for the better, for all.
C'mon, many of the safety rules - that were to be adhered to each &
every situation/time....... bordered on being downright ridiculous.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Reality Check -- You are completely right. "You cannot starve a company
into prosperity". But you can starve it into a sale.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

wax

They must have or they'd still be out.   You don't come back from
that charge.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good
guys out of service.   He wanted them to do an unsafe move.  They
questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them
with insubordination.  Well they're back in service today.  CSX should
fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.

Name: T
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/07/26/csx-rail-down-5-on-shocking-conference-call.aspx&ved=0ahUKEwjxra2q_ajVAhXCrVQKHemkDHMQqQIILCgAMAM&usg=AFQjCNGUebBwH2CzZrIUNYKlEvxePbSCBQ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Let me tell you what manager make, a hell of a lot more for nothing
including bonuses. Basically they are a bunch of lazy bitches that
found a way out of having to work but much rather suck on cocks for a
living. How can you even live with yourself is beyond me! Every manager
csx has is a sorry excuse of a person, which only comes from above. That
is why the csx is in the situation it is now!

Name: NOT RICH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

BIG PAPA

I don't know where you get your numbers from but I haven't known
anyone in all my years that brought home 4000.00 after the wasted union
dues and medical premiums are taken out. Lets not forget the higher
taxes we pay and any 401k money that we might put away for our
retirement. The most I ever made is 4600.00 and that was after I spent
2 weeks away from home not seeing my family and getting out every 10
hours on my rest both at the hotel and home.  The most I ever brought
home was 2600.00 Maybe there are some old heads on jobs out there that
are lucky enough to be on a job that pays them enough to bring home
4000.00 but I seriously doubt it.   Yeah we get paid better than a
factory worker, but we also pay out the ass on taxes too. I got the
point of your post but don't make it sound like we are bringing home
that 4000.00 a pay because we aren't. People on the street already
think csx railroaders are all rich and bringing home 250,000 or more a
year. Got news for them. WE ARENT!

Google jobs that pay an average of 100,000 a year. See how many there
are. You will be surprised.  That's what our economy is turning too.
100,000 is becoming middle class.  And how many of those jobs want you
to sell your soul and be gone from your families. Maybe they require
extra college but we are also tested every year on our jobs. we have
rules that change constantly and computer exams that are constantly
changing and a lot of time have questions with answers that are wrong.
We are no different than teachers who have to keep up on their
continuing education except ours is all year round! We average 60 hours
a week on our jobs unless you are a yard guy who works 5 days 8 hours a
week, but their pay sucks worse than anyone's! Price you pay for
having a normal life and going home everyday!
So for you foamers who are reading this site, we don't bring home the
glory salary you all think we do!  But we deserve every damn bit of it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Big papa.  Ever taken an Econ 101 class?  Do you believe in the free
market?  If the answer to those questions is no, than this won't make
any sense.

You don't decide what you're worth.  Someone else always does.  Is
that new quarterback worth 50 million?  The one writing the check
thinks so and that's all that matters.  He's worth what the two
parties agree on.  It's not more complicated than that.  Don't be
jealous.  Make yourself worth that and you can get a big check too.

Name: Whatajoke!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

As of 7/24/17 there will no longer be job briefings. Csx...where safety
is a way of life. You measly employees go straight to the truck and
await for the foreman to tell u what to do. Out of the yard by 0715.
AND have a good attitude even tho your future and safety means nothing
to the company.CSX IS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF RAILROADING AND MANAGEMENT
IS TO BLAME!!!!

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Conductor, 20 to 30.  What the heck are you talkin about?  How does
being slow at paying your bills make anyone safer?

And...you were referring to the con quote?  How can anyone tell? The
quote I think you were referring to wasn't cross posted because that
person understands what it takes to make a coherent statement.  It's
clear you don't.

Finally, m of way 1 to 10 years,  concerned for less than 1 year and
employed in other capacity were the specific posts I responded to.  You
say I was responding to you but your moniker says conductor, 20 to 30
years.  So, on which one were you lying?  And, judging from the post, I
presuming you had a large glass of something good in front of you as you
tried to figure out what was written and was puffing on some odd pipe
before you formulated a response.  Is that right?  Take a day off, give
it some thought and come back.  Try to post in only one section at a
time so the sober among us might understand what you're thinking.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

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Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: smoked out!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

FRA! 

When are you going to get up off your butts and start doing your jobs.
These trains holding out every single day are cause trouble for
everyone out there. How many hours are you going to let these trains
block our road crossing or our drive ways! How many of these engines
are you going to let sit in front of our houses with black smoke
rolling out of them blowing into our front yards and stinking up our
houses. How many are going to sit in front of our houses at night and
make their god awful noises keeping our kids awake and rattling our
windows.  This crap has to stop!

USDOT MISSION STATEMENT!
Its mission is to "Serve the United Stated by ensuring a FAST, SAFE,
EFFICIENT  accessible and CONVENIENT transportation system that meets
our vital national interest and enhances the quality of life of the
American people, today and into the future.

The mission says today!  What's wrong with you FRA inspectors. You
work for the USDOT!  You aren't doing what they expect of you.

People need to start calling and sending complaints to the USDOT.
Forget complaining to the FRA. Haven't read one good thing on this
site about any of them .  Always saying they are in the railroads
pockets. Start calling the USDOT. Start taking pictures of the engines
and the laws they are breaking.  Time to put a stop to this abuse from
the railroad. Im already starting my pictures and documents times and
places. Time to get relief from this abuse!

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Bro...which post are you referring to?  Since you post in EVERY section,
you make yourself look like a loser.  

To reality check.  You speak about when the "competent investors" see
what's happening they will begin the move to remove him.  Maybe.  Is
that what happened a few days ago when they misread his comments about
his planned short tenure here.  They pulled their cash and fled.  I
think the stock was down 6% at one point that day.  I'd call that a
vote of confidence in his plan.  You don't have to like it, of course.
 

And to materials guy.  Since I've been out here, CSX has been known as
a slow payer.  Nothing's changed and it is no reflection on Ewing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2017

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Yep. Conductor sums it up in 3 sentences. You cannot starve a company
into prosperity. When the competent investors of the major shareholding
entities owning CSX see that revenue is flat or decreasing resulting
from insane decisions made by this arrogant ass which bullshit his way
to CEO, the move will begin to remove this Dead Man Walking.  There is
a reason CP changed their management compensation metrics after this
Sumbitch left.  Instead of Operating Ratio that he is obsessed with,
your bonus and salary is based on new revenue brought to the
company....and at the rate operations have deteriorated system wide
detailed on this site, revenue will certainly be decreasing.  HH can
bullshit the investment community only for so long, but customers pay
the bills and if they don't get their service, they will go to truck
or Southern.

Let everyone know that will listen of what is really going on out here
(social media, news media, state and federal reps, etc.). When the
ruckus gets loud enough and enough companies are impacted, his exit
will begin...if the Grim Reaper doesn't get him first.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Warren Buffen has made more people more money then anyone.  There's a
reason BNSF still has eight hump yards.  Csx will stay gridlocked till
some come back on line.  Harris is just an idiot and precision
railroading ain't a plan but a term a con uses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

Name: T CONRAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2017

Helper operations banned everywhere? Doubling or tripling Sandpatch and
other mainlines? Let the CEO take a 10,000 ton train down or up the
hill without adequate power and see how it goes. This is his
proficiency skills to slow the railroad down to a massive crawl?
Insanity

Name: OldDog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Folks, y'all need to learn how to read.  The letter the general
chairman sent out says clearly, no negotiations have been initiated
with CSX regarding the pay changes discussed.  They are gathering
information from folks who have negotiated these agreements on other
railroads, as to substance and result.  I would caution those who are
fascinated with this high rate realize that they would be locking
themselves into that 10 hour day for the rest of their career, with no
chance of ever advancing to a better pool/job.  The only thing that
will be accomplished is to make every last job suck.

Name: Upnorth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Same shit in Canada.

Name: Doug McKenzie
E-mail: doug@greatwhitenorth.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

Greetings to my southern brethren from the Great White North.  During
last week’s investor call, EHH mentioned bringing in some “all-stars”
to right the ship at CSX.  One of those all-stars happens to be Michael
Dilday, ex-CP and now ex-CN manager.  Seems that Mikey can’t keep his
bratwurst in his boxers.  He was fired from the CP and charged
criminally with indecent exposure after pulling his schlong out on a
female employee one night.  Don’t believe me?  Then check this out:
   
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2013/1stDistrict/1113033_R23.pdf

So this is the kind of All-Star, EHH is bringing in?  Do you want your
wife, daughter or girlfriend working around this pig?

When is the CSX BoD going to wake up and realize the sham artist they
have hired and the need to can him?  "Precision Scheduled
Railroading" doesn't work on a network like this and EHH is a
personal and growing liability to CSX.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Watchdog: the chief dispatcher is NOT a contract union employee.  They
are a part of management , no different than a trainmaster.  Now, the
assistant chief dispatcher IS a union contract employee.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation
Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2017

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

(C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

Name: HillaryClinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The entire Atlanta division is an absolute mess. Trains are tied down
everywhere, being rerouted everywhere. How does a train go to
Montgomery from Manchester by way of Birmingham? That's quite a
detour..how are trains stacked outside fairburn waiting to switch out
and pickup there for 6 to 8 hours just sitting, already 3 days
late....this shit is beyond retarded. Fuck EHH, Fuck the UTU, Fuck the
BLTE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf
This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety
wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Good info UP NORTH.  That's right on with the information we are being
told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. 
They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they
all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back
to the old agreement and chose not to.  This EHH is certainly a monster
to the industry and the company it seems.  Guess he knows what he's
doing, time will tell....

Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting
in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we
traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. 

No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two.
If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we
reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out
working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four
or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. 

Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to
work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the
Yard, and others that worked the Road. 

I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of
years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met
a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned
to our starting point. 

This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard
runners, Notch 8 always......   They would return to Battle Creek with
like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at
overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the
orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in."
   We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the
radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" 
Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. 

So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago
and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening
was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were
normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now
taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. 

I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before
EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming
into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took
longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours.
And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking
longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer.  If I
could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time
between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to
36 hours. But nobody cared!!! 

Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH.
During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty
regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I
worked out on the road. 
I had been earning right around $100,000.00 a year. We were still
getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made
over $150,00.00, each year.  But I had to retire, a couple years early,
my knees gave out. 

A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a
lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't
happening "Before EHH."   Before, the crews were calling and getting
all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make
sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run
run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone.  But after EHH
arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do
anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the
hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along
sometime. 

If you really want to cause problems ......  DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY
TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE
COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

So since 2010 Illinois has like $176 MILLION in crossings funds
completely not accounted for while pumping like $2 million of the $3.25
million out of fuel taxes into the private railroad pockets in
overcharges. Add in like 7 deaths and a few serious injuries at no
signaled crossings in the last month adds up to MURDER!!!

RE: Barton: Residents voice concerns with proposed crossing closures
Barton: Residents voice concerns with proposed crossing closures

...The main reason for both of the closures is traveler safety, which
is something that town Supervisor Leon "Dick" Cary, Norfolk Southern
representative Ernest Jackson and New York Department of Transportation
Rail Coordinator Jean Stalker all agreed is at risk with the crossings'
current state...

So we have confessions from the town Supervisor ---Norfolk Southern
representative--New York Department of Transportation Rail Coordinator
that they all allowed a public safety hazard railroad crossing to start
with without telling the public. It looks like they should be out
busting rock on a chain gang somewhere for this criminal act instead of
expecting us to bow and kiss the railroads deep pockets.

Then there are two crossings with lights/gates/electronics (.5 MILLION
at least) WE paid for once that WE will pay to be just carried off by
the railroad that already overcharged US once. But wait ...NYDOT would
also help pay for the endeavor by purchasing and installing the warning
devices at the new crossing...so WE will be receiving our own stolen
goods at full 300% profit price back to the railroad. Should WE get
criminal charges for receiving our own stolen goods?

https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/legal-services-division/hearing-notices
...Parties who wish to receive a copy of the final report that is
issued in this case must send a written request to the Office of
Proceedings, NYSDOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12232.
July 5, 2017
ALICIA McNALLY...So what does the state have to hide?

...approving the closure of two public at­ grade rail crossings at
Emery Chapel (USDOT # 264295Y) (MP 252.50) and Ellistown Road (USDOT #
264297M) (MP 253.41) and the establishment of a new public at-grade
rail crossing at connecting Broad Street Extension with Max Dixon Lane
at MP 253.50, all located on the Norfolk Southern Tier Main Line of the
tracks of the Norfolk Southern Railway Company, in the Town of Barton,
County of Tioga,..

So these crossings are USDOT--- duh FEDERAL property so the state
doesn't have jurisdiction one would think. Add in the fact that one is
number 868 and the other crossing 1072 on any priority list for the
state and the LAW says use OUR crossing safety funds on the most
dangerous crossings first what needs closed is the state railroad
office door with a big HELP WANTED sign.

868 0.010976 264297M NS NY TIOGA BARTON ELLISTOWN RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT 24 2
50 YES 1 322
Two collisions ---One empty vehicle ---2nd no signals in 47 years
1072 0.008657 264295Y NS NY TIOGA BARTON EMERY CHAPEL RD. 0 0 0 0 0 GT
24 2 50 YES 2 81
Three empty vehicle collisions in 47 years

Looks like Norfolk Southern needs to learn what video surveillance
cameras are being sooooo safety conscience and all.

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE
SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS
ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION,  NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE
BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU
WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE
SAFTEY  APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING
EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE
WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE
ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME
TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN
4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE
ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and
running Russell loco shop will shut down.

Name: Charlie berry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw
Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Making it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month
or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr, Slowdown:
                I'm sure you are kidding around or expressing
frustration about the current state of CSX. BUT, it is important for
all employees to exercise caution. Running giant trains, neither
brakesticks nor 3 step safety  procedures allowed after many years
required, strange and unfamiliar operating practices over new
locations, ALL of which demand extra caution and extra time to operate.
I'm sure EHH has no desire to increase injuries or accidents while we
are learning new procedures and radical changes. We can carefully move
forward while new practices and new managers can gradually learn new
methods, new employees, and new and unique procedures. All of us have
had safety procedures pounded into our heads from day one, many of us
have been disciplined, and a few have even been injured or killed.
It's hard to change good habits!

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2017

LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A
MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL
YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO
REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW
THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH.
OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF
TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!

Name: HUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Some of you guys are absolute IDIOTS.  Proves my point that a lot of you
need to be fired.  First off you fools, you don't get that my remarks
being a short timer and an interim president relates to my 3 year
contract.  In the RR business that is a short timer, and if I choose to
leave before then, my money's been earned.  I've proved that most of
you morons in JAX weren't needed and I'm working my way down the
ranks.  As for the the T&E nut jobs that think the FRA is in anyway
concerned about a train tied down, or too long for the EOT to work,
just shows you know nothing about railroading.  I'm a true old school
REAL "RAILROADER", I know how to get things done in this business. 
You think the shareholders are going to listen to any thing you
IDIOT's are saying, you are sadly mistaken.  We are in this for the
money.  All these investors are backing me to make us money, not to
worry about a bunch of snotty nose, pandering, whining, candy ass cry
babies.  PS.  Don't think my oxygen tank will run out any time soon,
the shareholders have been very generous, I've got the latest version
designed by NASA.  Besides, my minions are in place for the CSX plan of
tomorrow if anything should happen to me.  GODSPEED FELLOW "TRUE
RAILROADERS". I WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN US TO A TRUE RAILROAD AND GET
RID OF THE CRY BABIES.  Eventually all that's left will be the
veteran's of the USA we pushed to hire and we will prosper
again....GOODNIGHT ALL. "I need a refill Michael".

Name: Fired
E-mail: Free oxygen.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

A MUST READ
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Federal Railroad Administration:  
That lame outfit is a part\subsidy of the US DOT & is afraid of
big-shot companies; lets 'em get away with all kinds of things.  Same
for State & Local Municipalities.   Although surely the little guys &
employees could easily end up being fined and/or suffer hardship.  
RRs get their butts kissed.  May get fined - big deal - amounts are a
drop in the bucket to them & usually get reduced anyway if/when they
are actually accessed.  
Contact Legislators: Federal, State, Local. 
Everyone, not just union reps., everyone - bombard 'em with
complaints.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

FRA!!!!

There are trains stacked up outside of Avon yard for miles. Some of
these trains are over 2 miles long and have been siting on road
crossing.  Some have been blocking private drives where its the owners
only way out. They are tied down and no one on them!
You also know that there is no way in hell the Tele's are working
properly on them.  The communication drops on every train I have been
on that's been this long.  What do you plan on doing about this. You
going to step in and start talking to the crews about it?  You all told
the Nashville division guys to file reports and complaints and we all
know they have.  Whats your next step. When you going to step in.

Extra board guys are dog catching every single day. the Great lakes
division chiefs are threatening engineers if the wont go drag a train
in that's not in their qualified area. Some guys haven't been east
and west out here and they are telling them if they don't go get on
the trains where they are current anymore they are pulling them out of
service and they will go qualify on their own time with no pay.
Refusing to give them pilots!

They have been told about FRA LAW 240.231 and just do what they always
do and just laugh and blow it off.  
What are you going to do about this!!!!!  They are so desperate they
are doing what ever they want to keep HH happy including raping out
union agreement. 

You FRA inspectors better get your arsses in gear and start stepping it
up!

Name: fred
E-mail: oxygen4sale.org
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed.  It only takes about
5 minutes.  Let the public know the truth about this company and our
CEO.

Name: lo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ


Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal.    

  Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it
wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi
million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted
about 3years.    
1st time Id pools were working!  

I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would
have caused a sane man to step down.  Power hungry Eugene would not no
matter the cost to CP.   Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still
tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the
board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm
over to him.  A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are
now unemployed or on their way out.

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Cool Mo D

Same shit happened in Canada.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Article in Wheeling News Register about Bob Murray is complaining to
Fed's about crappy service CSX is giving his company which loads
massive amounts of coal at his mines. I think we are all doomed with
this idiot at the throne.

Name: Dirty Mike 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which
should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of
Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when
you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like
are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around?
When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more
backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that
we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes,
let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and
the public

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow,
finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email
stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been
cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all
trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does
he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8
or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering
quitting, like soon.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal
with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to
read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week.
Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days
in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no
plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

It's a shame what's happening with our company. I remember being proud
to work here and maintain the track. Csx blows!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2017

The safety boot program was pretty decent in the beginning;
could choose good Red Wings, etc.  Over time the options actually
sucked.  Hell with it - I ante up & buy my own.  After all, it's my
feet, my knees, my back........ If ever actually have to purchase
vests and/or other required safety gear, that'd be wrong & the crap
would hit the fan over that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2017

No more boots or Hi Vis wear.  Have to make up for EHH's massive payday
and purple palace make over.

Name: cheated 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

CHEATED


Ethics hotline is up and running.  Some people(logan) just like to come
on this site a run their pie hole with a bunch of shitz stirring
trouble. Most likely someone in management trying to disrupt our
discussion.   Oh, how do I know its still up and running.... I just
used it a few hours ago.

Name: Screwed yet again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Well, once again the not so smart union is standing by while the blet 
begins negotiating for an hourly rate. As usual, the engineers will get
an agreement passed first that will be a much better one than than the
crumbs we will be crawling around on our knees for. Wake up SMART.

Name: FIS
E-mail: nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

I don't usually get on here and write but felt like the time has come.
Been visiting this site quite a bit since the Harrison regime stepped
in. I started with this company in 2002, seems like it's went from a
decent job, to just ok, to not so good, to worse, and currently feel
like i'm a terd in a toilet bowl. I've went from a train buff as a
child, to just another employee at a job where I can't wait until the
work day is over. The corporate greed and the way employees are treated
with unfair policies amazes me. Would be nice if all of our union
officials including ourselves at the local level could put a stop to
some of this non-sense. These high up union officials need to get out
of the bed with the company and make a stance for the working people
that make this place actually work. Ok so maybe i'm going to have to
buy a pair of boots; but purchase my own yellow safety vests??? Are you
kidding me? Will they still furnish basic yellow vests or are we going
to be required to purchase them? Maybe i'm mistaken on that. In some
respects I like some of the rule changes that have been made, over the
years I do feel like I have been safety'd to death. Yes we need to be
safe at this job there are certainly dangers but it has been safety
overkill for a long time in my opinion. So old Harrison has lightened
up on safety overkill seems to me. But closing the doors boarding up
windows and laying off everyone everywhere is not going to help the
American economy and business. Everyone will suffer. I send my
condolences to the working people and their families who have lost
their jobs here, and who knows maybe I will be next. (Glad my buddy
Trump is president to save American jobs) We'll pay for our own boots
and our health insurance is probably going to sky rocket someday i'm
afraid. Seen previous posts from employees and read myself something
that Harrison apparently said, something about a "slow down by the
troops." Really?? Really, Harrison? Not so much in the past week or so
but a month ago where I work was a parking lot for trains. Seemed that
there was nowhere to go for any train. Customers were not getting their
freight, trains were just back to back stopped. Through no fault of our
own was there a troop slow down. I'd say more of a Hunter Harrison
precision railroading slow down. We should honestly get together and
show this company a slow down. It can be done.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Slow down by the troops you say?  You crusty old fuck.  No one likes
working for this company anymore.  We've all been mentally abused out
here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake.  Take
the brake stick and shove it up your ass.  Wouldn't want to waste
anything out here.  While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the
boys in the fuck shack.

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2017

What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men.

In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says.
The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison
described as “pushback by some of the troops.”

Name: Milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Uptown
Good post


First I want to make clear.   I believe Eugene Is a has been and
Mantleridge  is playing Weekend  at Bernies with him. 

With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his
bullshit.  The stock needs to drop below 40.  Before we can make some
of these statements I'm reading on here.

Name: Dave twillble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: