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: XRF
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2018

RRJIM 

It's too bad your not as smart as you think you are. I got news for
you. People need to be afraid of their shadows when any deal is made
with conditions that Money of any kind has to be returned. I was part
of it. I had my orders to stalk and prevent bonus pay outs. I was one
of the many who were given orders to get failures or look at another
craft. I know the shit that goes down and the underhanded tricks that
were ordered and still will be with any agreements that involve money
changing hands. the only protection an employee has is to pay low,stay
in the shadows and don't ask questions. You will be out on a list of
you dont. Remember when everyone was warned not to do any interviews
with the company editors who needed articles for the monthly division 
Flyer because you would eventually be written up for something. Ask
around and see how many people were. There are reasons for the
behaviors and they aren't for the crews benefits. Your gone. Did your
time and got lucky it went well for you. Those who are left know how it
works now and those with half a brain know what needs to be done.

Name: Invest
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

If you cash in your CSX stock you have made money, now if you reinvest
it in a stock that pays a good dividen. It will continue to grow your
in a win win position. You would be surprised after letting it grow for
years how much money you will have. And if you need cash take the
divedens you make. And leave the principle lump sum invested.

Name: Market
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

Yes I watch the markets, cn cp stock is on its way down now because they
have to replace everything that Hh sold off when he was in charge.
Employees share program was a good deal. People made money, CSX stock
will make gains, buy it being top off with the assets sold not by
generating new revenue.  I see where cp and cn is now, shortage of
equipment employees etc. I would not buy railway stock with all the
risk involved. There are much better stock. If you want a monthly
dividen that pays 14.50 percent here is a ticker  to look at.  FTN

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2018

APE

You don't look at the stock market. Do you? CSX is up after beating
the earnings projections. I sold all my CSX last year. Wish I would of
held on to a couple thousand shares. 

When did CSX pay HH $300 million? I know about the $84 million to buy
him out of his CP retirement. That should of never happened. As for the
$300 mil he died before completing his 4 year contract. They don't pay
that up front that was over the life of the contract.

Name: Duty
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 April 2018

I have to agree with loco go to work do as required go home. I worked in
the yard at cp when Hh was there. They would pull you out of service for
any little thing. So we all did what was required of us nothing more or
less. No favours no or overtime, two managers would park in a truck
with binoculars and watch everyone. It did not matter how careful we
where they found something to pull you out of service for. They the
people in the ivory tower made the big bucks to make decisions. We did
not help them in anyway shape or form. Foote is doing this at CSX and
his methods are going to put CSX back years. Take these people for what
they are thieves, and they will line there pockets at anyoneís expense.
Only do what you are required to do and then go home. I figure you
people have about two more years of this bs.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2018

XRF

Of course there are requirements that have to be met. If you get fired
or quit within 3 years you have to pay the money back. You sound like
you are afraid of your own shadow. CSX did the same years ago offered
relocation bonuses. Those that took it did good. Those complaining
about CSX here's a chance to go work for another railroad. If UP is
the same as CSX then it isn't just a CSX problem. Is it?

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2018

Iím just trying to get my time in. I doní t really care what the company
does. Tired of worrying about it. They are gonna do what they want just
like they always do and the union will act like they put up a hell of a
fight. Happens every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2018

Let us do a little math.

CSX pays Harrison 300 million while laying off 900 train crew. That 300
million would pay every single employee of that 900 $100,000 a year for
the next 3.33 years. Think about that. You may not have noticed how big
of an effect that would have on CSX... but your brain did.

Harrison takes the money then dies from the stress of realizing he is a
shit snake oil salesman with not a clue about quality or foresight into
understanding what it takes to invest in a company and take care of its
most critical component... its people.

Fast forward to this month when an over worked and tired CSX crew ends
their shift with a main line switch left open which sends an Amtrak
Engineer and Conductor to their deaths and injures over 100 passengers
and the resulting class action lawsuits that will after the lawyers
finish with CSX eat up another 20-40+ million or more not to mention
the millions of dollars in destroyed equipment all of which CSX is
liable for.

All of this of course happening while a saftey system designed to
detect unset switches was being repaired and no one thought to take
precautions to verify anything with no redundant safety systems active.

I believe Harrisons last words were somthing to the effect that all
heretics must be burned including all heretical customers who think
delays that shut down their factories exist.

When shit goes this wrong you need to focus on quality no matter what
it costs.

Do you job right from the top of the pyrimid CSX and all the way down
or vanish into the mist like all the other railroads before you who
also thought debt based money substitute fiat currency was what
mattered most. What you were actually supposed to be taking care of was
a service to society and your people and the preservation and
continuation of a great legacy that you have failed to live up to.

Sadly all of this falls on deaf ears of those in power who seek to burn
heretics in the hope that having less qualified crews and trains will
somehow get everything where it is supposed to be on time without
another disaster.

Name: Retired call backs
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

They are short conductors and hoggers, they are hiring retired guys back
over $400.00 a day if they go to work or not getting paid for stand by.
Cp doing it donít know about cn.  See what you have to look forward to
CSX. Yes itís funny how things get turned around after there terror
campaign.

Name: XRF
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Loco  20-

2 days???  LIAR!  

Now to something more important! UP hiring and signing bonus.
Read the entire article in wallstreet. If you quit or you are fired
within the 3 year signing agreement with the UP you have to pay back
all the signing bonus. 

Sounds like the same crap CSX tried to pull with the new hires and
their injury free bonus they offered their first year. When the FRA was
notified about it they made them get rid of it. It just encouraged
injured new hires to keep their mouths shut. They changed it to
discipline instead.  Just remember if they over hire the UP will
probably do the same thing. Stalk, discipline and reduce along with
getting some of their money back. What happpened with the UP borrowing
out our guys?

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

Hogger

You're a dumbass.  An operator is a skilled trade. It can be used
anywhere in the world in any industry.  Takes years to become an
operating engineer.   A locomotive engineer's FRA cert is shit at
best.  I've trained chimps in two days to run a train.  One cannot
intelligently compare the two.

Name: Hiring bonus
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

If other carriers are offering$25000.00 to hire on, this is the standard
fee they give employees to relocate. And they would pay market price for
your house that was sold. So for a recruiting company that is offering
this relocation fee is a good deal. And they are not going to invest
that money in you, just to fire you on there property. When a carrier
canít move a train because they donít have, qualified crews it cost
them millions. A friend of mine was layed off, received a job with
different carrier, and loves it they treat him like gold. And never did
take recall from the company that layed him off.

Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Loco 20-30 power 


Kiss my ass loser. If you think being an engines is not a skill your a
loser who didn't pass your runs or your woethless at it and no one
wants to work with you. Anyone who is trained and skilled and gets
certification is a skilled worker. Heavy equipment, back hoe operators
etc...your just a company mole mouth piece on here to distract others
from looking at going elsewhere where the money and the treatment is
better.  You need your arss kicked to the curb.

Name: Don the Flipper
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

If your last name starts with you get to flip!! Dont be mad at me man, i
dont call

Name: Qualified people
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hh created the intimidation game  of firing people to get his way. Foote
doing the same thing. Treating employees like they are the enemy cutting
jobs to get the operating ratio down, mothballing and selling equipment.
And not serving customers and there needs. Employees that are fired or
layed off have options to work for other carriers. You are not moving a
train without the proper certifications. Like cn and cp the people that
where layed off found other work. Lots did not return, they need people
to run the trains yesterday and they donít have crews to do this. The
training of new people takes time,now all of a sudden qualified people
are important again. They will train many but only a portion will stick
it out after getting a taste of rr life. The stock at CSX is not
climbing like they had planned and I feel Hh pr plan is going to be
stale not bullish. If you are a qualified conductor or engineer take
that job at another carrier and donít look back at CSX.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

I just read that BNSF & UP are offering $25,000 signing bonuses to
attract railroaders from other railroads. They have worker shortages
due to increased business. It didn't mention locations.

Name: Lc
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Just received email 4-23.  51.32 has been agreed upon.  Membership will
vote in May for ratification.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Certification?  That's a joke.  A conductor or engineer IS NOT A SKILL.
That certification is worthless.

Name: Certification
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

With what you people are going threw at CSX with Foote cutting so many
jobs to manipulate the numbers. You all have certifications that is the
same as having money in the bank. If you are layed off from CSX. There
are lots of railroads in North America that would love to have you
working for them. Foote is going to pay down the road when they donít
have trained crews to run the trains. Watching that happen here in
Canada. You will go threw some rough times but will overall win the
fight and be more appreciated.

Name: Jasper needs conductors
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/LocationPhotos-g154918-Jasper_Jasper_National_Park_Alberta.html
 work out of jasper this is your back tard

Name: Just a few google many more
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://m.wowjobs.ca/jobs-train+conductor-jobs

Name: Jobs
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

Be adventurous come work for the railroad here, the province Iím from
there are 100000 fishing lakes. And the same in other provinces, get
your citizenship and your heath care is covered by the goverment. And
then you just by extra insurance if you want. Cn is hiring 2000
trainpeople to start so is cp. and there are smaller railroads hiring.
Hh cut the staff by over 30 percent at each railroad. Now they need
these people back and some. Check it out get away from bad relationship
etc. The summers are great across Canada. The winter harsh at times, but
is a great country to live and work in low crime.

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

Yeah right! 51 bucks an hour? Are you serious, lol! More like 22 an
hour. Don't post carp on here like that. 

This is a company mole trying to make sure more people dont quit. They
know most furloughed employees are not coming back and the pressure is
being felt so this idiot put this on there to help retain employees a
while longer. When May comes there will be a post about some delay in
the negotiations but back pay will be offered. Don't fall for this bs.

Name: WeStop4DoNuts
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2018

Hourly rate of $51.32/HR has been negotiated.  Will be released after
1st of May.

Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2018

Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall actually saved NS 21 times the
damages to be the scapegoats so they should counter-sue for 21 times
injuries huh?
http://www.themilitant.com/2018/8217/821755.html
Norfolk Southern sues rail workers for crash damage
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court April 5, the company claims
that engineer Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall were responsible
for the ďtotal destructionĒ of two locomotives and extensive damage to
other rail cars. The bosses are asking the court to find these workers
liable for damages to the locomotives, rail cars, tracks, right of way,
communications and signal equipment, the costs of cleaning up spilled
diesel fuel, as well as payouts to landowners adjacent to the wreck and
Norfolk Southern customers whose freight was delayed.
In fact, there is a clear trend in recent years toward making
our business more difficult and costly.

The best example that I can give you is the positive train
control mandate--a $10 billion expenditure by 2015. The cost
benefit ratio is 22:1. The railroads will have to cut other
expenditures to pay for it. We spent $9 billion last year on
maintenance and expansion, and weíll spend $9 billion this year,
except $700 million of that will be on the first steps of PTC
implementation. What will fall out of the budget? What will fall
out when the PTC spend is $1.2 billion a year in 2011?
Expansion? Certainly! But what about tie replacement and other
things that make the railroad safer? Itís not a threat, itís just the
way it is. Something has to give. There needs to be a more reasonable
deployment of PTC, and Congress has to help us pay
for it. Congress should enact a railroad tax credit this year!

Name: 3rdEyeSees
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Funny how many foreign line locos are hauling our trains around right
now.  Wonder how these ginned up numbers will look once the horsepower
hours run out and these morons have to actually pay to run?  Another
joke.  These stockholders are so 'effin gullible.

Name: Sales pitch
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 April 2018

Hh PR railroading is the sales pitch that Hh calls his raid. Foote knows
the script and is going forward with it. They want everyone to believe
that they are creating this mean lean machine that is going to have the
cash flowing in like water coming out of a tap. Recording false train
times dwell times and really it is a smoke screen to sell all the
assets of CSX. Lose many customers and valueable employees .They have
turned managers into useful idiots  to enforce there deceptions.once
they canít sell anything more they will jump ship. The next crew will
have to try and repair all the damage , just like they are doing now at
cn and cp.

Name: Invest
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Ape 10-

So saving for a rainy day or having 4 months salary saved or having an
emergency fund is being an idiot? Having surplus is not stupid for a
business that lives by how the economy is running at the moment. It can
change at the drop of a hat. One bad investment or one stupid
announcement from the Potus can change everything and leave the company
vulnerable looking for the last minute funds or assets to liquidate to
stay above water. Don't encourage other to NOT SAVE for difficult
times! CSX is towing a dangerous line.

Name: Jobs
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 April 2018

If your an experienced railroader and your certification is up to date.
You could get a work visa and get a job at any railroad in Canada in a
heart beat. They canít hire people fast enough, because Hh cut so many
jobs here. Ceo creel is sweating now that the stock is in decline and
he has to stop the bulliying now and settle the contract. And the
goverment is in no hurry to force strikers back to work if they strike.
Foote is doing the same thing at CSX. CSX will have to do the same thing
they have to do at cn and cp. CSX is in the cutting and bullying mode
now. I have a good idea how things are going to pan out at CSX. Just
buy watching what they did with us in Canada. A railroader is a
railroader. There are no boarders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2018

Your an idiot you get rid of waste and buy as you need. That is
efficiency. Having surplus on the books is a waste of money. Plus all
the new requires less maintenance, just like the boat and truck you
have financed for 20yrs.

Name: Car repair
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 April 2018

Car repair let them down greater you and do what they want. Hh cut so
many mechanical staff he had managers work there days off repairing
cars to try make up for the cuts. One year after Hh has been gone. They
hired thirty five more carman to meet the demands of maintance. And that
is system wide. They deferred repairs by storing cars to manipulate the
numbers for there quarterly reports. Steel on steel baby they can fix
it now or fix it later. But they know this. Just play the game. We win
in the end. Now in Canada they have to replace all the equipment they
sold. Replace the men they cut. Itís just a big raid for the greedy.

Name: Strike
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-rail-strike-could-disrupt-passenger-train-service-operators-warn/

Name: Louisville
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Conductor
Yup, Steve Salyers.  I didn't think he deserved the respect of me
spelling his name correctly.  He is very short with very little hands
and a ginormous ego.  He's a master bullshitter also.  Can't believe
corporate hasn't seen through it.

Name: Wages
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Your pay scale has to expire with present contract first. They canít
introduce it till next contract , I think thatís what they are gearing
up for!

Name: EARS OPEN!
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Hourly wages

Just heard yesterday that some officials at the school in Atlanta were
saying that the hourly wages were a done deal and we just don't know
it yet. We all know how rumors are but this came from someone still
involved with the school.  Better be getting up your Local Chairman and
General Chairman's rear and get some straight answers on the
negotiations going on behind your backs!

Name: Strike
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

http://www.bnn.ca/cp-rail-starts-to-shut-down-operations-as-strike-looms-1.1062501

Name: carrepair/Avon
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville

Ignore smart ass ape. If you are doing your job like you are supposed
to and doing it my FRA laws then go ahead an let him cut two jobs off.
They pulled that shit a few years ago at Avon yard and it bit them in
the ass. We continued to work by the law and do our jobs right and it
slowed shit down to a crawl because of man power shortages as they
called it. When they found out we were being intimidated to rush
because they were the ones who cut us they were forced to put the
positions back on.  We had a few FRA guys showing up after we all
complained to the FRA about it and they actually shopped the shit out
of the cars. We all just sat back and laughed. If they got any train
crews doing any of your work make sure you time slip them too for doing
your work . Leave a paper trail!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville,

Sounds like typical Steve Salyers. Short guy with a big ego?  Dealt
with him in Philly for a while. Management by fear. Guys on the yard
board refused to take a road job one time. He cut the yard list all the
way down to 1 turn. Then got pissed when yard jobs weren't filled. We
aren't launching rockets, boys. Just running trains. No rocket
scientists needed here!

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

Louisville


I would say be a little more efficient.

Name: Louisville
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Steve Sowers told the carmen that if they didn't work the tracks faster
he would cut two jobs off.  How is that ethical?  He's basically
telling them to take short cuts and break rules or lose jobs.

Name: Brakeman
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2018

Just a thought when Hh was at cn and cp. Management where putting failed
audits on employees file that management fabricated. And never notified
the employee or gave them a copy of failed audit. In one shop the union
found 160 fabricated failed audits attached to peopleís files. The
reason for this they figure is to make it easier to dismiss an
employee. Guys started looking a t there personnel files to see if
information was accurate. The confusion is not by mistake!!!!

Name: cond/switchman
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Young pups


Just a piece of advice. It looks like with the observation testing
going on and some TMs interpreting the rules different than written
that we are headed back to a repeat of what happened when CSX first
took over conrail and came out with their first rules book. The
language was so screwed up that everything could be twisted to several
points of view. It got so bad that the operating rules department had
to put out a bulletin covering several rules that the supervisors were
interpreting differently and writing people up for. They gave the final
interpretation and order as to what their meanings were. It sounds like
its going to happen again. Tom Wolf wrote the book our latest book and
purposely reduced a ton of clutter and stupid micro managing rules that
no one needed. His exact words were...... Im hoping that I reduced it
enough and clarified things so that we wont have the confusion that
went on in the past!  
If you are given a failure or told by a supervisor that you failed a
test on a rule that they are interpreting differently you need to
immediately notify your LC and send an email to the operating rules
department for clarification. There is no way in hell that we need the
same fiasco that we had before.  There is no time for this and having
failures removed from your record is a pain in the butt! Just ask any
old head what happened when this all went down. It was a nightmare and
took months to get it under control!

Name: !!!!
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Surprise!!!!  


Big wig C.O.O  Harris showed up at Avon yard for a surprise visit!  Be
careful everyone!  Sounds like they might be sneaking in the back door!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Hey conductor. Youre a grown man. Turn your ball cap around with the
bill out front and speak into the radio so i can hear you. Stop trying
to be cool and  do your damn job you 35 year old frat boy! Also turn
that stupid phone off.

Name: Hogger
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

Mr hogger you complain about your conductor. In my day we would cover
for a mate lots had a crisis etc going on. We helped our mates on and
off the job. So many go threw divorce get bad news. And you know it is
hard to get time off work. If it was a repeated practice with the same
guy you take them a side and have the talk on his behaviour. Stick
together people especially now with all the changes.

Name: Stock manipulation
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

When you take from peter to give to Paul, looks good for awhile. But
with that kind of thinking and formula it comes to a point. Losing half
your customers that generated revenue is not a  good model for cash
flow. Something has to compinsate for that lost revenue. Selling assets
cutting staff etc. But it will come to a head. When mantle canít extract
anymore value from CSX they will move on. Leaving new ceo to restock
equipment men etc. Just like cn and cp are doing now after they where
raided. By Hh and friends

Name: Loco
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

Be careful what you wish for hogger, your going to be one man crew
before you know it. Like the saying goes, you donít know what you had
till itís gone.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Conductor 

My conductor got on oyr train at 2 am this morning and made his frickin
bed before we even got out of the terminal limits. Of course I had to
call the sigs. And run the train and be alert and stay awake while his
lazy ass slept to the other end. We all have issues with our jobs but
I'm sick of you smart mouth pricks always dogging engineers with that
stupid fu...king remark we just go forward and backwards. When I get
done setting up my PTC and doing all my paperwork that's required and
checking my units then I get everything set up the best way I can so
I'm not miserable the whole trip. Our job is mental. Your job is more
physical. Duh duh..couple a car....Duh duh....lace an air hose.....Duh
duh...throw a switch. Now read a work order then get up on the engine
and go to sleep while I stay awake all night making sure we get across
the road in one piece safely. we could bash each other till the cows
come home. Fact is I didn't need his ass on the train. Utility man
could have done his work in the yard. Another one at the other end. He
was a waste of space in the cab. I would have been more than happy to
run alone!

Name: Conductor
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

Hogger you sit in your cumphy seat in the cab, itís not as nice as the
lazy boy in your living room. What is your job again, ahead two cars
stop back ten cars stop. Job stress to much for you ?

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

please tell me that other subdivisions have conductors that are useless
and serve no purpose in getting a train over the road. i cant believe
what i see on a daily basis. i cant be the only one who has to deal
with this.

Name: csx record profit
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Yeah right, $650 million profit! I wonder since they just make up
numbers why they didn't say a higher number? We all know they lie
about the numbers. Especially the departure times, dwell times, recrew
rates, velocity, crew availability, and on and on. Very convenient to
make up numbers when YOU DETERMINE THE NUMBERS OFF YOUR OWN MADE UP
METRICS! Anyone who works for CSX knows all these numbers are made up
to sound good to the stockholders but we really know this company is
going downhill fast and its just a matter of time before its scrapped
out and sold to the highest bidder. There is no future CSX, no matter
what numbers they make up. The board of directors should all be fired
and put in jail for allowing this company to be taken over by a hedge
fund. The board of directors are responsible for the best interest and
future of this company. Then again, I know they are being paid off as
well. Proxy votes for the board of directors and shareholder buyback
are due by May 7. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

Name: CSX Record Profits
E-mail: corporate@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2018

Today, after the market closed, CSX reported record profits of over
six hundred fifty million dollars ($650,000,000.00). And it seems that
Hunter Harrison's hand-picked successor was the right choice.

We salute you Mr. Foote...!And now, we'll swallow or pride and drink
all the CSX punch that you can provide!

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

Yes retired still read the blogs, I still have friends that are close to
retiring and help them with that. And Iím an investor on the stock
market. Lots pull there shares out of company and want to no where to
park there money for good returns. You can be retired and still have a
indirect connection to the railway.

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

Retired but still following and posting on a RR site. LOL!

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

I retired last year Iím third generation, one family member was killed
on rr. The rr was built on booze, it was not accepted at all when I
started, I had a good career on the rr.we worked in all conditions and
most of the guys helped each other. It was a tight community,and
management treated you with respect. I witnessed all the changes just
before I left. Cameras pulled out of service for next to nothing. If I
had to start now the way it is I wouldnít. I would work else where for
half the money. The generations of the past did have the best years on
the railway. Now itís like a consintration camp. I feel bad for the new
guys that work under the new conditions. Things where suppose to get
better for modern rr but it is more worse than ever. Good luck

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

In the event of a strike and management runs the trains at cp, they have
that hurry up get er done attitude. You will see more derailments with
these clowns, maybe ceo creel will go all out and buy managers sleeping
bags and pillows so they can sleep in the cab. Only in Canada you say.
Lol lol

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-railway-faces-possible-train-crew-walkout-as-union-members-vote-to/

Name: Testedagsin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Crews 

It's on! The testing is back and coming on strong. New rule book was
reduced to get rid of a shit load of micro management rules now they
are confused on stopping distances at switches. Make sure every move
you make stops in the clear of any adjacent track even when it is
already properly lined for your move and if there is a yellow tie stay
way behind it. Big hit right now. If you can't stop in the clear
notify ym you are fouling clearance point. Remember if equipment left
per orders won't be in the clear occupy the entire switch to the track
with the equipment!

Name: Pay back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

You guys at CSX are now where we where with Hh at cn and cp. itís
contract time look north and see the fucken ceo creel and friends are
going to get. CSX will pay for all there shit to down the road.

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

Conductor,
What I expected.  Myself?  Suffered account of other's screw-ups
numerous times.  Again, am well aware of how things are now days 
(regulations, rules, etc.).

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Retired now. 

Just another full of yourself blah blah. Couldn't help but post. Sure
you would be written up the first week if you came back today. Always
know how to do things better but not by the rules. Good riddance
because both guys go down now for one person's dumb ass move. How you
like that assinine comment!

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

What I see & read on this website = none of you could've hacked it in
the days gone by.  Posting anything regarding such is a pure waste of
time - would just be answered with asinine, smart, snotty comments from
persons that have no real clue.  FNGs are the worst.  Plenty of douche
bags that aren't worth minimum wage earning six figures a year or
close complain about taxes & union dues.  Most engineers today
wouldn't make a dimple on a real engineer's butt.  Most conductors
today can't switch a bean out of a bag of noodles without making extra
unnecessary moves, if they can handle that.  Babysat lots of both.  Most
supervisors are a PITA too account very little, if any, experience out
in the field but they have the power to impose discipline.  Yeah, am
well aware of all of today's rules, etc.    Railroading never was &
never will be, for everybody.
Glad to be outta there.

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

Train crews/mechanical 

You made a wise choice. Both engineers and conductors suffer body
abuse. Some in different ways than others. I was a conductor for 10
years then decided to change to engineer when it was offered. I never
had lower back, leg and neck problems until I got stuck in the seats
from hell on a regular basis. Road conductors deal with the same shit.
Seats too low, seats to high, seats rocking like shit, seats hard as a
rock and seats that won't stay adjusted. Working on the ground screws
your feet up for awhile until you get used to the balast. climbing on
cars and bending over all the time putting air hoses together
especially when its cold as hell takes its toll after years. Facts are
both engineer and conductors get screwed up one way or another. Any
body with any time out here knows the truth. Only basement foamers come
on here and spout off otherwise.

Name: Train crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

My first three years on the rr I was a conductor. It got to me going to
work all hours of the day. And to sit in the same seat for hours on a
end staring at two rails was not for me. I transferred to the
mechanical department. Which was a much better fit for myself. To be a
trainman you have to be cut out for it, but was not for me. Now with
cameras on you must really suck.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Brakeman. 

Don't fall for the crap. That earlier post was not from an enginner
about injuries. It was an oldhead conductor. He even made references
about his hogger.  That company mole who posted that crap about his
recliner and digging on engineers is a csx mole paid to distract. 
Guessing they didn't like the question about the PTC which was a damn
good one! Something the FRA should be asking questions about. These
moles always chime in when hot topics show up that involve federal law
violations or bring the spot light out on a subject of company
incompetence. Idiot couldn't even figure out who wrote it. Man, the
company watch dogs will hire anyone to sit under their rocks!

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Trolls. 

Looks like you don't like having the truth put out there. CSX company
sucks. Probably had injuries but were scared little punks who wouldn't
turn them in for fear of being head hunted. Don't deny it happens.
Comments from young pup conductors dogging the hoggers are posers too.
Climate controlled cabs.LOL LOL! Like they all work! Laughed my ass off
when engineer cub got tossed out of the seat on bad rail and busted his
ass. Back sore for a week. Told him welcome to the club after he
cleaned his lunch up off the floor!  Can't wait till you snot nosed
conductors get sent to school and have to be real hoggers all the time.
Not little fly night pups practicing. You'll learn. You ain't as tough
and fit as you think! Can't wait till you get your back screwed up from
lateral motion! Engine seat aint no barco lounger. Then you would know
that if you weren't a bunch of trolls!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Federal regulators put CSX rail sale on hold. Just read on Jacksonville
Business Journal

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

I worked rr thirty five years with one injury. All the injuries you have
listed,either your an unsafe worker, or a hypochondriac. Either way with
all your injuries you must of been away more from work than you where on
the job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Yeah engineers must have it so rough, you know the conditions are
terrible having to sit in a chair inside of a climate controlled
environment, burning at most 4 calories a day. I bought a chair for my
living room that vibrates, I paid 3 grand for this thing and I love it,
wish I knew how bad vibrations were for my body before getting this.

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

Engineers 

What the hell is up with this PTC crap where a crew got charged for not
going one train length at 10 mph after They went into suppression. They
said PTC reports it as if it in emergency because it took control of
the train. I've had it set me up several times for no reason. Each
time it says to recover by putting it in suppression. NOT EMERGENCY!
Dispatch reminded me to follow the emergency rule. I told him I was a
key train and if I had to follow emergency rule the we should be
following the rule for a,key train in emergency. Told him we would
start walking it. He said that wasn't necessary. So what is it. We
putting 2 different rules together now? What's up with this crap. I
had someone tell me if you know it's going to set you up just go ahead
and put in suppression when it happens and the erad won't ding it as an
emergency. Is this right? Anyone else dealing with this trash out here?
Sounds like they have a communications problem with the system. How can
they charge anyone with a train in emergency rule violation when it
clearly instructs you to recover it using suppression?

Name: Lc pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

If your lc is off a lot , he is most likely getting full pay still by
the union, he just has to show heís off on union business. Itís a good
gig!!!!

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

the ble lc needed another extended weekend. He's off again.  our lc
marked up late last night went to work and it wasn't a dh.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

North American 
Apparently your what they call a professional train rider. I've been
working locals and yard jobs my whole career. I've pounded the rocks
in 30 below and 110 heat index. I've had torn roter cuffs, sprained
ankles, back injuries, neck injuries and just a torn down body from
years of it. My hoggers have had backs and nerve damage from being beat
in the seats. Every heard of body vibration injury? One of the most
common injuries diagnosed in this business. They got carpal tunnel in
their wrist and hearing loss from noisy ass cabs that exhaust air in
their faces and radios you got to keep blaring to hear them. I don't
know what your doing out there but my body is beat down from years of
this job and I'm not the only one. Maybe your just a superman or maybe
your just a shit stirring troll but I do know your comments are pure
horse shit and sound like something a management suck would say. you
arernt a real railroaded for sure. Maybe a paper pysher.

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

I never had to marked off for a union meeting. Everyone can make it to
4-6 meetings a year without marking off. If your local/division has 100
members at least 25% can be at the meeting. The excuse most have given
when this issue has been brought up before is they didn't want to give
up anytime of their own. It's around 2 hours to go deal with what's
going on at the railroad. It's the time to bring up problems. If
that's not important enough to take a couple hours out of your time
then why complain?

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Up

It sounds like we work on the same sub.  Our LC is about 4ft and he's
a hothead who is marked of constantly.  The utu Lc and Previous Lc mark
off every weekend and threw the week.

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

To the person paying $6500 for training to get a railway job, you can
claim that on you income tax and make that money back in a short time.
A person that goes to a trade school or college for up to four years
pays a hell of a lot more. And when not in school working minimum wage
job to keep paying tuition. I work for the railway, I donít know why
you are looking for sympathy!!  And on the railway you have better job
security than most any other employer. When you have a democratic
goverment that pays for all these people with five kids or more to be
on welfare, the tax payers pay for all the freebies these bums get.
With trump he has saved lots of tax payers money by cutting these bums
off welfare. The middle class people have always paid the bill for the
rich and the poor. Enjoy your life the best way you can pal. Time flys.

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

well the utu Lc and his bitch (xlc) laid off union again. Those two are
off every weekend union.   The Lc marks off a lot Mon-Thurs too.  and
manages to mark up just in time to catch a deadhead or a mailtrain. 
The Midget that represents the ble is off all the time too. 

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

Name: North America 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Railroader work crazy hours in all kinds of weather. Most on the job
training is on pay. You have good medical early retirement, and great
pay. And your not in a physically demanding job. i:e walking throwing a
switch applying hand brakes if you struggle with this get wimpy self to
the gym!And company share options. A lot of people that work 9 to 5
both man and women in the house both  work and still donít make what a
single railroader makes. I New a hogger that bitched all the time he
was at work and off the job. Well they ended up firing him with cause.
Now that he works in the real world itís not so great. His exact words
now are he would blow the boss in front of every one to get his hogger
job back. You donít know what you have till itís gone. Most people
learn that the hard way!!!

Name: Ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Ha ha I retired with 35 years on the railroad liked my job most of the
time, and made more money than most of the people I know. My point was
you make good money. The more you make the higher the deductions. Buy
so many complain and hate working at the railroad. So if it is to much
resign and work outside the rr for a third of the money.

Name: Ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Money. 
Your so full of crap. There isn't a mile long line of people wanting
our jobs. No one with a college degree wants it because they don't
want to spend the rest of their lives away from home, on call, working
all hours of the day and night and fighting for the union agreed
rights. It takes a special person to stay out here year after year and
live this life style. We may not need a college degree but I've spent
the last 20 years testing every year. It's called continuing
education. I paid 6500 grand for my job and went through 4 weeks of
training. I spent 4 weeks training to get my engineers license. There
are alot of jobs that don't require a college degree. Get so sick of
you pukes making it sound like our jobs are low class and only for
morons. I know several people with college degree who can't tie their
own damn shoes. I'm proud of the job I do. So is my family even though
they don't see me much. If you think this job is so low class then quit
and get that college degree. Go home every night and keep your hands
clean. Hope you bring home more than 22,000 every 4 months.

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

$44000.00 gross $22000.00 in fourteen weeks is great money. Try to earn
that kind of money outside the railroad with just a high school
education. Your pention everything is deducted for your future also.
You are putting in long hours at work,your not roofing or pouring
cement. Put things in perspective. There are lots of people that would
trade you jobs!!!!

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

Loco 

Amen. I can't afford the points. Meetings on Friday or Saturday cost
you 4 points. Why not have them on a Wednesday so people have a chance
to get back home after they dog you all weekend. Maybe drop turn or get
a personal day to go. Better chance of that in the middle of the week.
Any way you look at it the railroad has it set up so people can't go
without giving up days or taking points. Just the way they want it. But
then who is encouraged to go when the union's won't answer questions
or keep us in the loop. Don't even keep the LC's informed. My reps
been trying to get answers from the GC for weeks now. Said he's had
enough of this shit. Why do you think so many of them are jumping ship
and taking management positions. They see the writing on the wall. Look
at all the post from CN  people who dealt with the HH and Foote team.
Our union's are in for the battle of their lives if they decide to do
what's right by federal law and represent us! Not holding my breath.
Smell a shit load of horse trading under the table!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

yea. its real easy to make it to a union meeting. i think i will lay off
and get points. i dont have the option of laying off union business. the
only thing i can plan is not being able to make a plan.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Meetings

Good post. Union can't do anything if no one goes to the meeting to
air their grievances. One area the union locals/divisions have a lot of
say is on the territory they represent. Changes in local agreements can
be done with only 6 people (the minimum to hold a meeting). I think the
issue is this generation grew up in a time from the late '80s to the
present where unions have been bashed as being all bad. I don't think
they understand the complexity that rail unions have on them under the
Railway Labor Act.

Name: TIRED/UNSAFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Payin the RRBoard people

Just looked at my pay stub. Ive made 44,000 this year so far and have
brought home 22,000.  Less than half what I have made.  Screw this. Ive
been worked into the ground and Im tired as hell.  Think I will file for
FMLA!  Oh, and Im one of the suckers who got their Personal day taken
away from me when they decided they were going to punish us for not
working enough and freeze them until April 7th. Screwed me out of my
little boys birthday party.  Yeah, us railroaders are soooo rich!  Hey
union reps.... what kind of punishment are you going to impose on the
company for screwing with the caps and violating our union agreement.  
Score....Hunter from the grave 1....Unions 0 !

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

There where lots of times I would show up at a union meeting and they
had to cancel it, because there was not enough people. Other than the
reps and two members. You would get a turn out if there was a big issue
looming. That is the way it is now days no one could be bothered. When I
started in 1980 most meetings where standing room only and management
did not want any trouble with the union, I remember about ten years
ago. A manager said when you guys had a union my job was a lot harder,
and now he tells members to get to work, work threw breaks and has no
concern about the union rules. So the lack of interest in your union
gives management free reign with you. Now everyone is spineless, to
busy for meetings or involvement. Rules being broken peoples jobs cut.
And a hand full of reps are suppose to make everything beautiful all
the time. And when the minimum amount of members vote on an issue. The
ones that did not vote seem the most pissed off and blame the union.
You pay union dues to protect your jobs and your future employment. But
if you sit back and watch it all taken away without putting up a fight
and blame everyone else for the outcome. If someone is going to take
away something from me Iím going to make it as hard as I can for them
to do it. And then once the company has made its mind up to sell
everything there is not much anyone can do anyways.

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

Xlc there you go again is someone else going to look into it. You have a
health and safety committe call them, you have a phone call fra. There
are lots of branches in your union keep calling. Why would you take the
word of tm or any management. Ask them to show you the bullit on
training. You have the right by law to refuse unsafe work. If someone
told you ya we started jumping off bridges  would you follow. Or ask
questions for your own safety.

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

Anderson can't handle stress at all, but Norm can, and he does it well.
Wonder why they are polar opposite?

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Playing yardmaster, 1 day would not shut up ab the onboard and harassed
ab ot. Then with only 15 min til relief showed up, sent crew back out
to do more work, which couldn't have been done cuz another job was
working in same area and was blocked for 30 min, could have waited 15
min for next shift to come on. Trying to play yardmaster isn't
something he can handle apparently.

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

Louisville slave

What did Anderson do this time? Did he pull more of his hair out?

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

Not fooled your a 100 percent right, you reap what you sow. If everyone
put a grievance in on the same rules broken. And maybe it is the same
manager violating the rule. The union has to address it and so does the
company. It might take a while but the paper trail is there. One thing I
found with Hh and his team, they put every little infraction on your
personal file and where even caught making shit up putting on an
employees file. So when you where on the mat you looked like a terrible
employee. Our union randomly checked employees files and found lots of
false information being entered on peopleís files. In one shop they
found 160 entries that where made up and put on employees files. If the
members started putting in grievances as group or individual grievance,
there is a record of it and it will be addressed in time. And it also
shows that the company is not honouring the collective agreement. The
union reps cannot. Take gossip or rumours to an arbitrator. The reps
needs facts on paper to present at these hearings. So help yourself and
other members by filing a grievance. And when the company gets tired of
dealing with grievances maybe they will change there behaviour. But
again to do nothing you will just get more of the same treatment. Itís
your union brothers and sisters. Our guys in Canada never let up on Hh,
at the end of the day he had to deal with the grievances and make the
members whole. It took a while but the union did there job and the
system worked. And Hh was pissed.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Conductor 30+

I don't think he has any other pension besides RRB. I know he began
railroading out of Grafton, WV around 1974 on the B&O. He transferred
to Virginia on the C&O around 1985. He brought up the taxing of RRB in
WV back around 2016. That was after WV took a big hit with the EPA
attack on coal. Next time we talk I'll ask him about it.

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Louisville trainmaster/yardmaster john anderson is a dumbass worthless
excuse for a manager. Treats his guys like shit and doesnt need to be
working here

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

I retired just before Hh left, and Hh gave our unions a run for there
money. I was pulled out of service twice under Hh. Union got me back
with back pay. A majority of people fired under Hh where returned to
work with full benefits. Over all I give the unions in Canada an 8 out
of 10. The reps that did not do there jobs where voted out. Attending
union meetings is where I found out the critical information on what
was going on. And our national reps attended local halls and brought us
up to speed on what was going on and we questioned them on everything.
Yes you get the lazy reps. That think they are part of management, but
they donít last long when they are voted back to the field. It sends a
message to the rest of them. I think on some railways there is a lack
of involvement by the members. They only get worked up where changes
where made that they donít like but never bothered voting on. And are
to lazy to read the collective agreement and to lazy to put a grievance
in when the rules are violated. So when you sit back and do nothing ,
you get the same results nothing.

Name: iStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Just received email.  Hourly rate will be set at 23.25/hr.  Have a Nice
Day.

Name: Last post
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

Yes I think this last post is the way CSX is going to unfold. Makes a
lot of sense to divide, CSX up for sale to highest bidders. I think
that is why CSX could care  a less about losing so many customers. The
new owners can worry about them. Foote will suck every dollar out of
CSX. Then head back to Canada, just like Hh did in Canada to cn and cp.
It is a bloody shame they can come in and do this to a company, not
giving a shit about employees and there families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Well RRJim,
Your co-worker should check into this. Is the person receiving dual
benefits & the SS is taxed? Or perhaps another private pension plan
benefit that can be taxed?

Federal Income Tax and Railroad Retirement Benefits
(notice published by the RRB 02/28/18)
Questions and Answers:
Q #18. - Are Railroad Retirement and Railroad unemployment and sickness
benefits paid by the RRB subject to state income taxes?
A #18. - The Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Acts
specifically exempt these benefits from state income taxes.

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

Conductor 30+

I still get that confused on Tier I & Tier II. Not all RRB is exempt
from state taxes. One of my co-workers retired moved back to West
Virginia which had always been exempt. West Virginia changed it a
couple years ago, so now his RRB is state taxed.

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

Insured

I was basing it on early retirement at age 60 with 30 years (360
months) RRB credit. I've been retired from CSX since 2010. My numbers
is what every person I know who has retired was offered. Not the same
as early retirement with less than 60/30. Even those that go on
occupational disability with less than 30 years into RRB at times have
difficulty with health coverage. In your case retiring early you can
stay on COBRA for 18 months. After that? I can't remember if you
mentioned your age or time in service. If one has 5 years or less why
go early? That time goes quickly.

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

Here is what I think Foote will do he in the next few years cut as many
employees as he can. Then when CSX has skeleton crews,and they all fear
losing there jobs, and there being no resistance, thatís when he will
try and make all the changes. Each contract he will take and take. But
he has to get the remaining employees feeling really vulnerable.

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

If you want to find out what CSX is planning to offer you. Go on google
the contract of cn and cp employees that work on the USA side of the
company. Or better yet if you can talk to one of the cn cp guys, they
would be able to give you people some advice. Those people been threw
it all working for Hh for four years.

Name: Leaving too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured 

If your only doing 22 years and your not going to be 60 then yes you
will pay more and will only be covered with the cobra option. I'm
doing  20 and will be 53. These guys who left early but were 60 already
are treated different. Different rules for people who quit early before
60.

My condolences to the crews that are getting screwed right now on the
great lakes division!

Name: No doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Before signing anything, you better consider how much your livelihood,
your family, spending time with family are worth. Personally I wouldnít
sell my soul for no less than 50 bucks an hour. Once the Railroad has
you then your life is done. 30 years experience talking here. Just what
is your freedom worth?

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

Best advice is to not listen to rrjim, he should have gave it up a long
time ago

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

RRJim,
RR Retirement, unemployment, & sickness benefits are exempt from state
income taxation.
Not sure what was meant but Tier I is the Social Security equivalent.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured:

Retired in 2014, age 60, 477 RR service months. Spouse is 30 months
older than I, and now on RR Medicare.  That Medicare premium is $206.
per mo., which is deducted from her monthly annuity & the supplemental
ins. plan cost for her from United Healthcare = $192. per mo., so
$398.00 total.  No dental or vision.  Deductible & out of pocket
stuff.....   
Ins. premium for me is $240 per/mo. (GA46000 is a freebee thanks to our
unions & the GA23111 plan costs the $240. With both = a lifetime
monetary limit of around $660 K. - which will hopefully be enough until
Medicare age is reached.) 
As of now, $638.00 monthly for health ins. for just the 2 of us. 
No doubt that amount will increase.  Gotta have it.  Safety First.

Name: Fine print
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

I retired last year. My advice to all of you Foote is pretty  crafty,
and wants bang for his buck. Any contract CSX puts on the table it will
not be for your benefit. I strongly suggest to look past the $$$$$ signs
and really take the time to read everything including any fine print or
sucker words.

Name: Insured
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

RRJIM 

just got off the phone with highnark/united and they told me the same
thing again. If I retire early with 22 years same deal. 794.00 for 18
months with cobra. Didn't know where you got your numbers. Where are
you reading this info for premiums?

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Sounds to me that the SMART Union is being Smart by holding off on
negotiations.. BLET JUMPED TO QUICK ON THIS..!!! makes a Employee
wonder how much of a kick back that they got.. We BLETCHLEY suckers
need to atleast get 46 dollars an hour just to break even at where
we're at now..!!!! You're going to lose big... Sit down and do the
math... 


Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

  View This Article

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Just for laughs. The original hourly rate agreement was done on the
IC/CN. It was $36 an hour around 12 years ago. It was a 10 hour basic
day so $360 a day OT after 10 hours. It did away with picking road &
yard service. You work whatever you are called for that day. You could
go switch cars in the yard if you still had time get on a road train
then if you still had time go dump some ballast. They also had an
agreement no one could be furloughed. The IC is a small railroad in
this country linked to the CN. I know the same agreement was proposed
to CSX around 10 years ago under the on-property agreement. CSX quickly
rejected it. I can bet good money nothing has changed. lol

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured

A CSX retiree at age 60 on early retirement can keep their health
coverage for $285 a month or $570 with the spouse. It went up last July
from $250. Increases about every 5 years. The average railroad
retirement today is $3450 a month most are higher depending on a
persons work history. Some states there's no state taxes paid on RRB.
We are only federally taxed on Tier II the social security equivalent.
You can look elsewhere for health coverage. At age 65-66 you go on
Medicare the government automatically takes out $132 a month out of
pension and the supplement plan through the railroad provider is $300 a
month. I've heard one could do better with United Healthcare on the
supplement. Older you get the higher the cost.

Name: Confused 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Was told by my LC that hourly wage negotiations were completely off the
table. And btw $36 an hour is a fucking joke son. Why would you even
take the fn time to type some bullshit up on here about $36 an hour?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

$36 hr?? Way too low. This is an insult. Where did
you come up with this number? If itís not at least $48
plus they can shove it!

Name: Tripod
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Just for laughs: What if there was an hourly rate that paid the same for
all types of work. But, the clock starts when you're on-duty at your
home terminal, and ends when you mark off AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL.

Keep me in a hotel for 20 hours? If the clock is ticking, and the money
is flowing into my pockets, I may not complain. Tell you what: Put me on
a road-train for an hourly rate, and let the OT start after 8-10 hours.
Then turn off OT and go back to a base-rate when I mark off at the away
terminal. OT starts again after 16 hours, give or take. Then when I'm
on-duty at the away terminal I go back to a base-rate, with OT again
starting after 8-10 hours.

And the rate would also depend on factors like protected classes of
service. eg If I'm on a yard-job or a yard-list, and they call me for
a road-job, I should be allowed to "just say no". The more they want
to turn it into one big list, the higher the rate needs to be.

Of course, they can never get rid of all claims. Just as one example,
late-lunch or missed-lunch. If they paid an hourly rate with "no
claims" then you'd never have a lunch break again. They can get rid
of most claims in exchange for a better hourly rate, but some claims
would have to remain on the table.

And the incentive for the carrier to get rid of claims in exchange for
a better hourly rate? How much money do they spend processing claims?
How many clerk/office jobs can they cut if the volume of claims dropped
by about 90%?

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

So is 36 bucks an hour flat across the board for road, local and yard
jobs? If so then who the hell is going to be out on the road away from
home every other night in hotels? I'd say the most senior guys will
bid yard jobs and the lowest seniority will be on the road.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

En 1-10

Give up what rights?   We don't have shit.  You best vote yes. We
can't get a better offer in this political field.  That's more money
than any of us deserve.  The GCs have went above and beyond for us.  I
think they deserve our thanks for all their sleepless nights working on
this deal.  I'm truly grateful for their leadership and all they
selflessly  do.

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

Are you still trying to bait people with your bull shit post. Keep
trying pal, lol.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Just received information today 4-11-18.  The proposed hourly rate of 
$36.45/hr has been agreed upon.  There will be a vote by the membership
sometime in May.  It was a hard fought fight by  our elected
representation.  I'd like to thank each and everyone for their
determination in negotiating such a long past due hourly rate.
All union members should be proud. This is a historic victory.

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

With just 8400 t&e employees I think the cuts will be mostly elsewhere
but who knows.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 April 2018

14 foamer dribbles before noon must be a new record for CSX FOAMER
DRIBBLE.COM

Name: INSURED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

RRJim

Just got off the phone yesterday with my insurance company for the
railroad. United health care with highmark as regulator. I got an exact
quote as to what my premium would be if I quit in 2 years and want to
keep the same exact insurance policy. They told me I could purchase the
policy under COBRA for exactly 18 months. $790.00 a month would cover
medical, dental and eye. After 18 months I have to purchase my own. Can
work something out with united. They couldn't give a quote. Said I
would have to speak to a United health care salesman. So Im saving the
15000 dollars to cover the 18 months and I will worry about new
insurance later.  Good guess it will go up. Just hope to god I can find
some health insurance for less than 15,000 dollars a year. Obama's plan
to create competition in the market with the open exchange was and is
still a fantastic idea. I just hope there are markets still open when I
leave. God forbid we go back to the insurance companies have complete
control over everyone and cutting our choices in half with the premiums
out the roof!

Name: O ya
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

At CSX this is only year one of Mantle and Foote. They are just getting
started with the cuts they will be cutting for the next three years.
Word of advice , that new truck you want to buy donít do it. Better
keep any savings you have in the bank. Rainy days are coming with this
bunch Foote and mantle. You havenít seen nothing yet.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well the norm for cutting jobs with these guys is 1/3 of employees that
is what they did in Canada. Now that Hh is gone from Canada they Re
hiring people back like crazy. At CSX they will keep cutting till the
operating ratio is under sixty percent. They donít care if CSX can run
properly or if they lose more customers. It is to get the share price
up for mantle ridge. It is legal robbery of CSX. Just like they did in
Canada. Cn cp have to spent millions on locos and other equipment that
was sold off. It will get a lot worse at CSX before it gets better.
Read on what they did to cn and cp that is what your going to see at
CSX.

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

Where are the junior employees now? On the street that's where. The
hourly rate is about us. They forced off days in the pools which cut us
out of the money, took weekend off days off the jobs and now are trying
sell off our railroad. Where will it end? They just cut 3/4 of our
people at my location. I think the youngest man has 15 yrs. At this
point just show me the money.

Name: Retire 55
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

One thing about the railways in Canada, we retire at 55 if you have a
total of 85 points. Age and years of service together have to be 85. I
started at age 20 and retired at age 55. My pention fully paid, 35
years,I could of stayed longer but then you are working for nothing. It
is great to have to pay into a defined pention plan. Iím sitting at home
getting checks where a lot of people put nothing away and depend on
goverment pention at 65 which is poverty level. Itís funny your union
in USA has not negotiated retirement at 55.

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

engineer

I've always felt the early retirement should be 55/30 better known as
the 85 plan. That's never happened even though it's been tried. I
stated we have it better than 90% do to the fact those on Social
Security can't collect till age 62 with a reduction of benefits. Most
non-railroad people I know are opting to stay till ages 65-66 for the
full SS benefits. Plus the issue of healthcare. Retire with RRB you can
still have healthcare through the railroad. Those on social security
most go without healthcare unless they wait till Medicare age.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

RRJim


90% better than everyone else. Bullshitz. Second, we should be able to
retire at 60. Might just give us enough time to get to know our kids
and families better. Road crews spend more time on the road than they
do at home. Engineers get 2 days off now but they are never guaranteed
when. I go to a railroad doctor, eye doctor and dentist. They
understand how it works. they don't charge fees for last minute
cancelled appointment. Cant schedule anything for sure because you cant
depend of anything happening when it should. Miss you kids ball games,
school functions. Family functions hit and miss. But its okay. My kids
know that daddy wont be there half the time.  Daddy will miss a lot of
their sports and school plays. They know daddy is the money man though.
Comes home and give mommy the money and leaves again. I learned not to
make promises any more and they know not to ask. My favorite is when
you get in around 4pm on your off day and your time starts when you
mark off. So when I get home an hour later I have about 4 hours of the
day left before the kids have to be in bed. Then I actually do get the
next day off and Im back on the clock to be called at 2pm the following
day. day. With the man power shortages you can bet Im getting out. At
least I get to see my kids and have breakfast with them for 2 morning.
You don't get 2 full days off. You get one and one broke in half split
between 2 days.  So hell yeah we should be able to get out at 60. They
should pay well enough that anyone can leave by 60. Slave labor should
always be paid at a high rate! Save the stories about how you had it so
rough when you were hired and blah blah. As stated before you were used
and run into the ground. You allowed it. You didn't fight for a better
quality of life. We have and we have it better than you did but we still
don't have a normal life like your 90% who work 5 days a week and go
home everynight.

Name: iStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Thanks, I needed another dip shit to tell me not to believe the post on
here.   I come on here and read this non-sense for deviant
entertainment purposes only.  It's mind blowing how stupid the men I
work with are. If there is ever an hourly rate and someone ends up on
the street.  BIG DEAL!!!  If I end up on the street.  BIG DEAL!!!

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

Cond 10-20

People had told me I made all the money working on the railroad going
back to the '70s. Most of my Friends back then worked in auto
factories belonged to the UAW worked their 40 hours a week with
weekends off. They didn't see the 60-70 hour weeks I put in. They made
more of a hourly rate then we did. We did get a great contract in 1978
it went from $44 a basic day to around $82 a basic day. That was the
last of the great contracts. All the years looking at what I took home
compared to what I earned it only looked good on paper. The more you
earn the more goes to fed & state taxes. The more you earn quicker you
can get to paying the max into RRB Tier I & Tier II then it's gone
till the next year. More you earn more goes into the 401K. All in all I
never met a railroader that didn't live a good life providing for their
family. I look back now being retired and ask myself did I need a new
vehicle every 4-5 years, out for the night did I need to spend $100
when $60 would of been just as good etc... I made the money so why not?
Being retired with a decent retirement that pays the bills plus some and
a 401K turned IRA it was worth it. Railroaders ability to retire at 60
years old is better than 90% of workers in this country.

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

If there's a proposal for a hourly rate it's being very well hidden. I
looked at several CSX BLE&T division websites, the BLE&T website, SMART
UTU etc... no mention of it anywhere. It can't be negotiated without
the unions. Foote doesn't control a vote on union business. That's a
dead give away it's BS. lol

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

The post on hourly rate, says $. 1800.00 more for doing same job.
Someone is just trying to bait you on here. Do you think CSX is going $
to give you $1800.00 more than you already get because they like you.
Wait till the bullitin is posted before you believe anything.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Hourly

It wasn't a week ago someone posted how the unions put a stop to all
the hourly rate rumors.  Now it's on Foote's desk for approval. 

No one cares about the new hire getting laid off.  If we can make a
lirttle more screw them.

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

Just as I was retiring they put cameras in our shop. The guys use to
hussle get there  work completed and go for a smoke break. So now with
the cameras the people go by the book to the letter. The company hates
it because they are finding more defects than what the equipment came
in for. And the repaired  numbers have dropped, and hours worked on
equipment is way up. Sometimes a company does not know when they have a
good thing going for it. New age railroading now I told some of the new
hires how good it use to be and it was a pleasure to come to work. Now
they just want to treat people like robots and find fault. It sure is a
shitty way to treat employees. That is why employees have no loyalty to
companies anymore They get back what they give,

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well this just in,

The BLET has reached an agreement on hourly rate. No details yet, but
it is on footes desk for approval. After he signs then it will go up
for a vote. Guys, please think about the implications an your fellow
junior co-workers before you vote. Yes, you will earn an average of
more than 1800.00 above what you make now a half but think of all the
little people before you vote. It's not just about you.....

Name: Signal Shop Employee
E-mail: No way
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Oh my were to begin. I only hope other shop employees see this and
contribute. But as the lead in says, I hope my more literate and not
some of my complete idiot coworkers join in.  

1st. Field guys think we have it made. In some ways yes, we are
spoiled. We're home every night. We aren't on call. In other ways and
I hope the field guys take this to heart, we are screwed. We are stuck,
most of us cant bid out. Its like being in jail. We have 2 managers
running around watching us and nitpicking us. Please take note of this,
when we get nitpicked it really goes over and above what the situation
calls for. Example, we had a guy scratch his poor finger with a
screwdriver bit. 1st reportable injury in 25+ years. We all suffered on
account of this one dickless wonder. None of the rest of us would think
about turning in a sissy injury, but it didn't matter. Instead of
thanking the rest of us we had to sit and listen to rants. We got
useless training. We got more ranting.  

2nd. Speaking of managers. Ours has some mental health issues. No joke.
No exageration. The guy is egotistical and childish That is the good
side. The bad side? He is off the charts nuts when ever he feels any
job pressure. Temper fits have been observed. When ever a guy pisses
him off he asks the foreman all the pertinent questions trying to get
the guy with something. Our clerks have a great HR claim, if any of
them grow a set and start calling on him. 

3rd. Our material/assistant manager. This poor guy has no authority. As
a material manager he cant change pricing. He is totally dependent on
our procurement people. 2 guys, a clerk and a foreman were told to stop
contacting procurement. The reason being if they contacted them the
people in procurement would start wondering why we needed a material
manager. They were told that we had to justify our material managers
job. 

4th. Morale? The only people working in the shop that claims to love it
right now are butt sucking fakey types or complete idiots. Today is
4-10-18, in one building 3 guys are actively looking for a new company
to work for. 1 has a job offer. 2nd is applying with Norfolk Southern.
3rd could work for the Ports.

The Signal Shop is not the wonderful place the field guys immagine. Now
we have cameras, 1st was all over outside. Next we're getting cameras
inside. Couple that with managers up your A%% all the time. Some might
say, if your in your work area doing what your supposed to be doing you
don't have anything to worry about. Yeah, OK but when you have a
manager that looks for anything he can to F**ck with his employees it
doesn't matter.

The shop has become the Savannah Correctional Facility. The work
atmosphere is toxic. I used to care. Now I show up for work and watch
the clock counting down the minutes until I can go home. Each day I
come to work I wonder what kind of BS will come up before the day is
done. The foreman in one building hates his job and isnt shy about
saying it. Another foreman is retiring soon, sooner than he wanted to
earlier. God bless cameras.

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

Pennies

Its amazing how everyone on the street that I talk to thinks we make a
fortune out here. When you talk to people who pay regular social
security and find out how much they pay in taxes it isn't near what we
fork out. that's why we get a much better railroad retirement than they
do. Because we fork out more than they do. You fork out an average of
34% of every pay check in deductions for retirement and taxes. The sad
thing is a lot of people never see all the money they paid out and the
retirement board and other investors make a killing off the interest in
the invested money. When I tell people how much I make in a two week
period and how much I actually bring home they shit. If I didn't have
a 401k it would be better but then I wouldn't be saving for my future.

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

A co worker was laid off his home terminal went and worked at another
terminal then was laid off there. He found out that a junior employee
was called back in his home terminal. He put a grievance in because the
company would not correct the mistake. He sat at home for nine months
before getting called back. His grievance went to arbitration  and he
received full back pay. The company was in a clear violation of the
collective agreement. So when they say go away and shut up put a
grievance in and keep a copy for yourself. If the company is wrong the
arbitrator will rule in your favour and make you whole. If you do
nothing you will get the same results nothing. That is how I bitch I
put grievance in and ask the lc all the time how it is progressing.

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

Yes I hear you went threw it, gets frustrating. I put in a grievance
every time I got screwed left a paper trail and stayed on the union
rep. To see how my grievance was progressing. I found you have to work
with the tools you have. And if everyone put a grievance in for the
same things they the company would soon get the message. But there are
so many that donít. That is why the company keeps dining it. They know
most employees will let it slide. So they smile and keep doing it.
There are other ways also to recoup your money slow down. But people
want to get home so bad they take all the short cuts and again screw
themselfs. There is a price to pay when a person is lazy and canít take
ten minutes to fill out a grievance, it is very easy to do.

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

cheated

Dang!  Just looked at my last pay stub for 2017. I made 97,000 and
brought home 44,000. Did put 13,000 in my 401k. Guess that makes what
was really mine 58,000. That gives about 3600 a month in cash to live
on because the 401k money didn't go in the checking account. Should
have thought about this before I got married and had 3 kids!

Name: CHEATED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Crews

That's real easy to say but what you obviously didn't take into
consideration is when they rape you and steal pay that is rightfully
yours. What the hell is a union agreement for that covers pay and
working conditions if CSX can use it like toilet paper every single day
and drag out claims that they should be paying for years. This wears a
person down. They lie straight out to your face. I cant count how many
times I have shown a manager in writing that I am entitled to another
time ticket after they have made we drag in 3-4 trains totaling over
130 miles and on duty way over 8 hours and then they just stand their
and grin and tell me to call the chief again and get the ticket in.
Then you check and there is nothing. They tell you straight out that
they are taking care of it and in the end there isn't a damn thing
done and they tell you to take it up with your union. These some of a
bit...es deserve something that Im not going to print because I hate to
encourage violence. Smack the smug looks off their faces and go visit
the chief after hours??? Good idea but then you would get fired. People
can only take so much disrespect and being treated like low class
citizens before it takes a toll. Just put on that happy face after you
are raped all night and called back in right on your rest. Do this
every day until you finally get a break because you have reached FRA
rest and they are stuck having to follow the law.  My favorite is when
they call you out for a train after you have been in the hotel for 24
hours and 10 minutes and you were there on your fifth start. Happens
all the time and its no coincidence. I've made phone calls. I've had
YMs and crew callers tell me they were told the hold the trains when
they didn't need to be. Play all the game they want but I expected to
be paid what I am entitled too without having to fight for it all the
time. There needs to be a federal law passed on this issue that
protects union workers from these criminals. Let them do some jail
time! In the meantime just keep that happy smiling face on and act like
everything is just okay because you have a good paying job. OH and by
the way look at your bring home pay for the year and how much you
actually made. Look at how much you put into tier 1 and tier 2. See how
much you really earn and how much they get to invest of your earned
income in wallstreet and earn 30% interest off your money. The reason
we are paid so well as you say is because their cut is so high!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Blah blah blah.

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

What's the date for the sick out, and for how many days? I can only do
like 3 days in a row and it's gotta be weekdays.

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

All my years on the railroad there was two kinds of people. The people
that complained about everything they complained about everything at
work and would phone the wife and belittle her. And would try to drag
everyone around them into there negative fog. Lots of these guys ended
up divorced and did not live long after retirement. Then there where
the guys that woke up and where thankfully to just being alive having a
good paying job healthy kids, and would call his wife and talked nice to
her. In a lot of cases when your negative all the time it affects your
health over time. The person with the positive attitude felt a lot
better most of the time. Attracted people around them because they
where not a threat.  It is up to you how you want to move threw life.
Life is a hard teacher, you donít have to make it harder on yourself
and others around you. There is lots going on at CSX you will get threw
it. Most of us have, the pay is good the work not that hard. When you
let Foote and gang get you down they win. Go to work and smile when
they get on your case put your time in and thatís all you are required
to do. Have a good day.

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

There has been concern about shortage of staff, and crews been worked at
up. Big deal CSX can only work you so many hours per week. If they are
short staff that is CSX problem to worry about. The planners make a lot
more money than you do to plan train runs. Just go to work when it is
your turn then go home after your time is up. Itís not that hard to
figure out, and if they are short crews it makes your job more secure
and less of a chance to fire you. Who cares if there are crews working
else where it does not affect you, maybe you can pick up some overtime.
Look at the positive not the negative all the time.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Truck totaled after struck by train in Hurricane

Listed as DOGFOOD CROSSING USDOT # 225588W Google map location right
off FRA data 38.4348680,-82.0073760 right by u-haul and high school

10 0.067444 225588W CSX WV PUTNAM HURRICANE DOGFOOD CROSSING 0 0 0 1 1
XB 12 2 65 NO 1 100

The tenth most dangerous crossing in the state and would have been in
the top ten for at least 3 years with the two collisions listed.
Federal safety funds are for two track crossings with collision history
first. Especially with 65 mph train speed and Amtrak usage.

Also there is Shaw Lane with no signals listed as private that is
access to a huge sub-division. Private crossings don't qualify for
signal funds so that needs changed.

What is with the PLACEHOLDER crossing project BS? How hard is it to put
a crossing number on a list with the how much and why?

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

In my 35 years the best managers where the problem solvers.  If a person
screwed up sometimes the union and manager could make a deal where
employee admitted fault sent home for a week with out pay. No
investigation nothing put on file. The employee took his lumps everyone
else got the message. And a lot of money was saved on investigation and
arbitration. In the long run it was a win for the company and union,
and employee learnt his lesson. Now the company wants to grand stand
and show there muscles at a big expense, and the outcome is usually the
same. But the man with the gold makes the rules. There is a lot of
wasted resources dishing out punishment. There is easy way and hard way
to do things.

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

Yes you are right people are lazy. We live in a place now where every
one what fast fix someone else has to make it right. I had no problem
calling lc at 3am when I worked midnights. I called every night all
hour till I was given my answers to a issue. When he did his job he
finally got some peace and was able to sleep. On changes to the
collective agreement amendments are in the back of the book. And yes
there is a grey area on some of the language in the collective
agreement. That is why an abitration has to hash it out between company
and union. I donít know why the union leaves sucker words in the
contracted. And when you go for statements because they want to fire
you. Itís a good thing when you have a rep that knows his stuff. And
yes sometimes a rep. Has to make a sweet heart deal with the company to
save a persons job. Give and take is good if they can work stuff out in
house. Like Hh Foote is about share holders and himself, bottom line.
Knowledge is power.

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

Books

You are absolutely 100% right. It goes for the bulletins and notices as
well. If just amazes me the amount of ignorant people who work in our
field who don't know a thing about the rules because they are just too
damn lazy to read the rules and keep up on new bulletins. The notices
are just as important but since we don't have to carry them people
think that means they are mostly irrelevant and not necessary to read.
How these people get through the school is beyond me.
As for the union agreements, reading the entire agreement would take an
entire dya and the unions are notorious for negotiating side letters and
not letting the members know about it. They expect members to find all
the information on their local websites or get it from their LC's.
It's a shame that half the LC's don't communicate these changes like
they should. When I was a VLC I stuck my nose into everything the union
was doing. I believed it was my right and I had a right to know
everything they were doing. The members pay their hard earned money to
the unions to do a service for them. It seemed as time went on the
Unions got this idea that the members worked for them and were there to
make sure they got a pay check. Many times I raised hell because the GC
offices and International were not transparent enough. I eventually was
told that my attitude was no longer appreciated and that I need to step
away from my VLC position. I wish I had accumulated some inside info at
the time to blow the whistle on them but never got lucky enough. I feel
for all members. I understand all of their frustrations. I do not
however feel sorry for anyone who does not pick up their agreement and
read it first hand before spouting off rumors and false information to
another member. There is no place in the RR for laziness when it comes
to your protection under your union agreement! Just pick up the books
and read them and if you don't understand something talk to your LC.
We all know that sometimes it is hard to get ahold of them and some are
notorious for not returning your text or calls. The railroads have made
sure that this is a problem. There should be a Union office in every
terminal that has a rep in it 24 hours a day. Someone you can go to at
any time. Will never happen. That would give the members too much power
and knowledge. If you cant get ahold of your reps then blast the GC
offices with calls and emails. Send your questions to the International
if you have to. Just don't sit on your butts and do nothing then
complain because you were told the wrong info and got yourself in
trouble or were made look like a fool!

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

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

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

Holy shit canít you people read, every contract you get a copy of the
collective agreement. Canít you take five minutes to read a rule in the
collective agreement. Everything is a guessing game. Then it goes back
and forth from person to person who donít know what they are talking 
about. With the way they want to fire everyone you think you would of
read it from cover to cover. And then when you assume some thing and
get fired you blame the union. To many lunch room lawyers!

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

Conductor 30 plus


ARTICLE 37 of the SSA

Section 1. Call for service

An Engineer who DOES NOT REPORT UNLESS CALLED will be given a two hour
call in advance of the time required to report for duty. As an
exception Engineers in  interdivisional service will be give a three
hour call in advance of the time required to report for duty at the
home terminal.

Called and not used under this article is a very important one. Many do
not know that you are allowed a ninety minute pay at the applicable rate
of pay if you are called and your call is canceled before you depart
your home or the lodging facility. Most think there is just a penalty
for being called and reporting only. 

Article 41. Claiming rest. I suggest all engineers read this article if
you have not.

Conductor: You need to speak with your LC if you can not find your call
time agreement. It may be in a side letter, but I am sure it is there.
Crews are called together and are reported on the tickets as on duty at
the same time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2018

Where does some of the stuff posted on this site come from? 

Hours of service is a safety thing.  Suggest that the people who post
regarding such read & try to understand the history, all the changes &
revisions over the yrs., and the Qs & As and the interpretations.
FRA people can be like rr officials - may get a different opinion
and/or interpretation depending on who is communicated with.  

BTW:  Where is it in black & white - two hr. call?  SSA Agreement(s)?
Don't see that (or haven't found it yet) in the B&O Agreement.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

So where are u knuckleheads buying stock at a 15% discount?  I thought
that went out years ago...I would surely like to get a buy like
that...I suspect someone don't know what they are talking about. 
Please advise how I can get such a bargain.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2018

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

...E. Hunter Harrison Former President and Chief Executive Officer
$151,147,286...


www.news4jax.com/news/wsj-ceo-of-csx-was-among-highest-paid-execs-in-2017
...CSX Corp. disclosed that the compensation package for Harrison, who
died in December, was $151 million -- but explained that about $116
million of that was wrapped up in stock options that disappeared upon
his death...

Looks like the CSX board made $116 million just go poof. Didn't Al
Capone do something like that?

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2018

Big Bird you also could take the same $1,000 every two weeks and have
$4,750 at the end of the year. This is a great CSX EMPLOYEE BENEFIT all
should take. Unless the benefit is really so the brass end up on a you
can't touch me island with $200 Million of the employee payroll.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

Well Big Bird made you look huh?

Pretty good EMPLOYEE BENEFIT 'eh. Buy $25,000 of stock one day at a
15% discount and sell the stock the next day at 100% for $28,750. Why
doesn't CSX just give out $3,750 EMPLOYEE bonuses?

Really you could start at say a $1,000 worth of stock one day --then
take the $1,150 the next and so on in a year.

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

FRA  
You stated in your post that it was unethical for the compnay to demand
a crew to shorten their rest period to show up at work on their rest.
That comment alone should answer any questions as to whether it is
legal. If it is unethical it is a violation of the companies ethics
policy. If the crew callers call a person at home before they have  
Their required hours of rest it is considered as disturbed. Undisturbed
means UNDISTURBED. No where is it stated that it is limited to a phone
call only. If a company ordered transportation vehicle shows up at
their hotel before the crew is rested and the crew is ordered to be in
it and under the orders of the compnay before they are rested that is
disturbed. If a crew is ordered to be at the away terminal on their
rest they must be picked up before their rest to be their on time. The
real question here should be why is this happening to begin with? What
is the real purpose for the development of the FRA 10 hours of
undisturbed rest law. There seems to be a serious issue developing here
and needs to be addressed. Crews need their rest. Safety comes first.
Fatigue is dangerous. Management can not be allowed to take advantage
of any loop holes that pose a threat to safety.

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

WTF!!! 
 What assigned train are you showing up for? A train they can't run on
time because HH screwed the crews to hell and now they got no one to
work on time? Road pools are not assigned jobs with designated show up
times. I'm not in a company wagon by my choice. It's doing a service
for the company.  Tell me to come down earlier than my 10 hours and get
in a company ordered ride they better pray I'm not in a wreck before I
got my 10 hours undistirbed. I'll sue their f..king pants off.
Shouldn't be in that wagon doing transport for the compnay. You dumb
asses do this you need your asses kicked. You give this company one
inch and you know they Will use the shit out of you any way they can
screw you! I been on the road all night working 12 hours you can get
your ass after I eat and take a shower I'm going to use what time I
got left of that 10 hours to sleep. Jeezzz. WWTF!

Name: Threatened me!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Crews/legal rest
 If you are at your away from home terminal and you are ordered to show
up on your rest your 10 hours rest is not being observed correctly. If a
wagon picks  you up at your hotel it normally arrives a half hour before
your ON DUTY TIME so you can stop for food. If you are ordered to show
up on your rest the wagon must be there before your legal 10 hours are
observed. You therefore are doing service for the company before your
10 hours are observed. You have every right to go to your hotel room
and sleep a full 10 hours of you legal undisturbed rest if chose to.
You are not required to give up any of your rest time early to
accomodate travel time. They tried this last year in the Chicago
division and the FRA got involved because several crew members made it
clear they would be getting in their transportation after they slept
their 10 hours. They threatened to charge them with being late. This is
bullshit and management was ordered to stop! The rules are different for
assigned locals or jobs that have designated start times  and jobs are
being held when crews worked late and they have no one on xbds to fill
the. You get a 2 hour call after you are rested. The FRA sided with us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 April 2018

LC: Fra is correct.

Name: Dick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

conductor 

I crushed a disk in my back over 10 years ago while on duty.   That's
why I have fmla.   Also Trainmaster charged me for not reporting
accident in a timely matter.  Fuck CSX and all you company bitches.

Name: Fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2018

LC

While it may be a bit unethical, it is NOT a violation of the hours of
service. It is no different than being on a regular assignment and
showing up in 10 hours as long as your informed prior to marking off
and you observe 10 hours of UNDISTURBED REST.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

All union brothers 

It has been brought to the attention of the FRA as well as the
appropriate union officers that managers (chiefs, Tm's, etc.) Have
been instructing road crews at their away from home terminals to show
up at their outbound yards on their rest.
This a serious violation of the FRA LAW allowing 10 hours of
undisturbed rest. You are allowed 10 hours. PERIOD! Some in management
are arguing that it is your choice what you do during your rest period
and if you chose to come in when you are rested it is perfectly legal.
We assure you it is not perfectly legal for anyone in management to
suggest,intimidate or make anyone feel they must prepare and come to
work before they are called after rested and show up in exactly 10
hours. FRA rest IS NOT 8 FOR 10! Man power shortages and a severe
problem with trains running late has put management under the gun and
desperate to catch up. DO NOT show up on your rest. There is a proper
calling procedure and must be used.  If you are ordered by anyone in
management to show up at your home terminal or your away from home
terminal on your rest, immediately  call your FRA hours of service
officer and your operating rules officer. This can not be tolerated. 10
hours undisturbed means just that. Undisturbed with a right to report in
2 hours.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2018

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

Well Big Bird made you look huh?

Pretty good EMPLOYEE BENEFIT 'eh. Buy $25,000 of stock one day at a
15% discount and sell the stock the next day at 100% for $28,750. Why
doesn't CSX just give out $3,750 EMPLOYEE bonuses?

Really you could start at say a $1,000 worth of stock one day --then
take the $1,150 the next and so on in a year.

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

I developed sleep apnea and severe anxiety while working at the
railroad.  That's why I got fmla.

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

LOL! I thought we had people scheming how to not work and others how to
work more. In either case we didn't care. This FMLA for the employee
issue is new at least only around the last 8 years. It wasn't around
other than for use with a family member in 2010. Seems someone found a
loophole. Why would anyone get a job that's all demanding if they have
issues? Reality is we all had issues. Some Veterans saying they have
PTSD, welcome to the club. A lot of us who worked on the railroad were
Veterans who had served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam etc... I don't
remember having a pass to get time off. It doesn't make sense.

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

For the love of God, can't you guys just come to work or answer the
phone when it's your turn to work.  I'm so tired of hearing your
whining about fmla and how you need to mark off 3 times a week because
your pussy hurts. Ask your wife what will happen to her if she calls in
3 times a week at waffle house.

Name: Big bird
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Little birdie,

The 25,000.00 limit on stock is only applied to the EMPLOYEE STOCK
PURCHASE PLAN offered through an employer benefit .  It has nothing to
do with how much stock you can acquire in a calender year.  Either
educate yourself or fly away.......

Name: Long rail 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

How Does a Fitness-For-Duty Certification Work in Practice?



CSX system notice does not apply to Fmla.  It would be in direct
violation of Fmla.    Can only be requested if it's a reasonable
safety concern and even then it can only be requested ever 30 days in
conjunction with a layoff. 


When an employer uses a fitness-for-duty certification as part of the
FMLA process, it is
 the responsibility of the employee to complete the certification
before being able to return to work after FMLA leave. In practice, that
means that as long as the employer has followed the regulations, the
employer has the right to deny the employee the ability to return to
work until the fitness-for-duty certification has been completed and
submitted. If an employee refuses to do so and does not request
additional FMLA leave, he or she may lose the right to job
reinstatement. (However, note that an employer cannot delay
reinstatement while awaiting clarification or authentication from the
healthcare provider.)

There are several other considerations as well:

Much like the original medical certification, the employer may only
contact the healthcare provider for clarification or authentication of
the informationóNOT to obtain additional information.
Unlike the original medical certification, no second or third opinions
can be requested for fitness-for-duty certifications.
Fitness-for-duty certifications are allowed for intermittent FMLA leave
only if there are reasonable safety concerns related to the employeeís
return from each absence. Even in such cases, this certification can be
required only once every 30 days.

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

Want to Know why CSX is scrutinizing Fmla?   Look no further than their
newest CEO.   Foote is an attorney he thinks he can manipulate the
laws.   This pos will push every law and agreement to the edge.   We
haven't seen half the shit him and his  bitches are going to throw at
us.

Name: Foote law breaker?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

Foote being in the USA I believe on a work visa. He makes a lot of
decisions that can impact the USA. With job cuts pushing men not
maintaining infrastructure of the railway system. He is liable and
responsible and systems fail because of his cuts. Like the environment
damage from a decision he has made. He should be charged put in jail
then deported back to Canada. This sueing train crews is just a smoke
screen from what is really going on with railway cut backs. Taking tax
payers money for public safety upgrades and using it for other means.
Foote is causing all the problems that are happening at CSX. But wants
to pass the buck to who or what ever he can. There has to be more
whistle blowers to get every ones attention and make, corporate
criminals pay for there crimes.

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

We need to be making about $250,000/ year if this sort of bullshit is
possible.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=50843



FMLA retaliation by  CSX.  Everyone be sure to read the new notice
effective 4-9-18


I for one will be getting FMLA on a a family member.   So this sort of
bullshit won't apply.

I

Name: Yuuup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

NS sues crew for derailment.


union.org/news/norfolk-southern-sues-crew-invol

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2018

Did you know CSX employees can buy stock the same as anybody else in the
world with $55 bucks? But the stock can't be valued more than $25,000 a
year unlike anybody else in the world with $26,000 wanting to buy stock
can. Guess the brass ain't employees.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm
The maximum number of shares of CSX common stock that an employee may
purchase in a calendar year is that number of shares of CSX common
stock that has a fair market value (as of the applicable grant date)
equal to $25,000.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2018

Looks like CSX needs to change their Securities Exchange Commission
filing.

James M. Foote(7) President and Chief Executive Officer $2,647,561 (and
his appointment as CEO on December 22, 2017) Not bad for 10 days.
E. Hunter Harrison Former President and Chief Executive Officer
$151,147,286
Michael J. Ward Former Chief Executive Officer $ 14,582,945
Total $168,197,792/$98,697 ==1,704 CEO pay to one median employee not
27 CEO pay to 1 median employee pay.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm
CEO Pay Ratio : As required by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ďDodd-Frank ActĒ), and
Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K, the Company is providing the following
information about the ratio of the annual total compensation of CSXís
median employees and the annual total compensation of Mr. Foote as of
December 31, 2017. The pay ratio included in this information is a
reasonable estimate calculated in a manner consistent with Item 402(u)
of Regulation S-K.
For 2017, the last completed fiscal year: 
●	The total annual compensation of the Companyís median employee,
other than the CEO, was $98,697. 
●	The total annual compensation of the CEO was $2,647,933.
●	Based on this information, the ratio for 2017 of the total
annual compensation of Mr. Foote to the total annual compensation of
the median employee was 27 to 1.

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

BROTHERS

New attendance policy is out for returning to work after marking off
sick.  It a notice. better read it. Its bull and you could end up
charged just for being off one day and not doing as the notice
instructs.

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

I wonder how low Foote has to take the stock price before he is fired or
packs it in ?

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

So glad the unions finally put something out officially squashing all
the hourly rate rumors. Tired of hearing you guys pushing your agendas.
The blet was the only one who entered negotiations last year and that
was a failure. The smart utu never was approached. RIP HOURLY RATE, RIP

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

MGR

Oh my god.  Now that's the best bull I've heard yet. First, you would
have to fire the crew. Then you would have to prove it was due to
deliberate negligence of the crew. Very few employees are charged with
a major rule violation  that resulted in a derailment then fired unless
they have a record as long as their arm. Then taking them to court for
damages won't fly. They were supposed to be under supervision of
railroad management. If you got proof this is happening then by all
means post a link on here to the case filed. Some kind of information
for crews to follow up on. Would be good time to start talking to some
railroad lawyers about some kind of protection other than the out of
service insurance.

Name: Foote 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

CSX starting to sell track to recoup the money they gave Hh. Foote must
have a complex for the peanuts they are paying him compared to Hh. This
management from Foote down could not organize a drunk in a liquor store.

Name: MGR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

NS is suing train crews that derail trains now. Bet these hedgefund
bastards get a fresh idea. Be careful boys.

Name: Board of directors morons
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

That was a good pay check for nine months work for Hh. Just goes to show
you how incompatant the board of directors are.csx pays very small
dividen, it is just one big sell off of company assets with hope of
propping the stock up. As an investor I would not touch CSX. And if you
are an investor I would be really nervous any gains from the Hh hipe
could go up in smoke at the blink of an eye.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2018

* CSX CORP CEO JAMES FOOTEíS 2017 COMPENSATION WAS $2.6 MLN - SEC
FILING

* CSX CORP EX. CEO HUNTER HARRISON'S 2017 COMPENSATION WAS $151.1
MILLION, INCLUDING $115.9 MILLION IN OPTION AWARDS Source text:
(bit.ly/2q8EuND) Further company coverage:

So why would a rookie CEO panhandler make more than the BNSF
panhandlers?

Name: Pr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

Smh 


Hhmmmm.  Someone must be looking out for you!

Name: Sale 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/06/csx-in-process-of-selling-two-southeast-rail-lines.html
   Selling more of CSX track

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

I just got a "FLIP RATE" of about $1400.00 the other day as we were
informed we would be deadheading from the away from home terminal back
home once we brought the train in. I have never in 27 years have I done
this. We were on duty with the d/h for about 14 hours, that would be
$700.00 at $50.00 an hour, that's a no brainer. Say NO to an hourly
rate.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Up hiring laid off csx employees ,ns also csx cut jobs and give away
business ,times are. Good every were but this place place can't
realize business is how you make $$ ,smh , nothing but a short term
plan that's go a leave this place broke in future years , in my opion
, did any see the article were csx is getting sued by employees for
wrongfully fireing for FMLA ,I think it's bs because it's none of
there business , my point is they lie so bad in the arictle csx says
,"we "follow  everything by the unions agreement and that moral is
not that bad but for a few , what the hell that right there tells you
the head people of this company are bull shit lie to your face lires

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2018

NOTE FOR JAMES FOOTE ___CEO CSX

Today's fraud equals murder scheme for CSX. All eight of these
crossings have crossing gates now. In fact all eight crossings are in a
three square block area. All eight crossings will have a $100,000
overcharge tacked on---All eight crossings will have $150,000 worth of
equipment stolen which will resale for a MILLION bucks. CSX makes
$800,000 the next 10 years where the eight passive death trap crossings
didn't get signals because of CSX/OHIO thievery here which is MURDER
CSX BOSS!!! COPY?

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/Ohio-panel-OKs-CSX-grade-crossing-projects--54355

CSX will install new flashing lights and roadway gates at the following
locations: 

Main Street/State Route 4 (two crossings); North State Street (two
crossings); Oak Street (two crossings); Prospect Street North; and
Prospect Street South
: Main Street 365 0.032271 262079Y CSX OH MARION MARION N MAIN ST 0 0 0
0 0 GT 22 1 30 YES 4 11,046
40.5905055,-83.1289650
: Main Street  399 0.031337 518421W CSX OH MARION MARION MAIN ST 0 0 0
0 0 GT 20 1 30 YES 4 10,473
40.5900571,-83.1289310
North State Street 228 0.041694 518422D CSX OH MARION MARION N STATE ST
1 0 0 0 0 GT 20 1 30 YES 2 496
40.5901138,-83.1274470
North State Street 231 0.041601 262076D CSX OH MARION MARION N STATE ST
0 0 0 0 1 GT 20 1 30
40.5905627,-83.1274750
Oak Street 189 0.050212 518417G CSX OH MARION MARION OAK ST 1 0 0 0 0
GT 20 1 30 YES 2 1,811
40.5899399,-83.1319330
Oak Street  2018 0.013947 262083N CSX OH MARION MARION OAK ST 0 0 0 0 0
GT 20 1 30 YES 2 789
40.5903891,-83.1319620
Prospect Street North 2357 0.012401 262080T CSX OH MARION MARION
PROSPECT ST 0 0 0 0 0 GT 20 1 30 YES 2 497
40.5904545,-83.1304510
Prospect Street South 2982 0.009870 518419V CSX OH MARION MARION
PROSPECT ST 0 0 0 0 0 07/17 GT 20 1 30 YES 2 536
-83.1313039,83.1304410
Gates just put in July 2017

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

Conductor


You sure it said become an expert BELOW 100% of the time instead of
Above 100% of the time.  That makes no sense. Why would they want
anyone to be an expert on the rules below 100% of the time. That was a
major typo they didn't bother to read. Typical of the company!

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

I hate to tell you straight cash, if you vote the hourly $50, you and
your sisters will be losing out BIG. You will be at away from home
terminal for as long as they want you to be away with no type of
incentive, you lose yard road violation because now your hourly and
have no violation claim, you lose claims for district penalties, Beans
claims, once this passes then the company will keep you for as long as
they wonít beyond 12, maybe not covering service, but well past at no
incentive. I would think once this passes they reassess how road /yard
work will be done in essence cutting jobs in yards and using freight
conductors to switch.....and the list keeps going. You will literally
become slaves to a sinking company. Be smart, you will never get
another contract negotiated if you vote this in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Sounds about right but when they rush out the locker room they don't
give you time to be an expert of the rules.  Plus the railroad woukd
shut down if it 100% rules compliance 100% of the time.  If you ask
three officials for clarity on a rule; you'll get three different
answers.  That's only one example of how incompetent our management
is.  There are dozens more examples.

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

Conductors. 

I read this a few days ago on a safety alert from the company. I'm
fairly new at this game so I'm not sure what they mean. Can someone
tell me what I'm not understanding.

"If all employees become experts at complying with the rules below
100% of the time, the majority of the risk associated with human factor
train accidents will be,eliminated. 

This doesn't sound right to me. They want us to be experts on rules
less than 100% of the time????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

I remember watching Jim Cramer on CNBC and he was always talking up Ward
on his long term strategy and how on average CSX outperforms the S&P 500
by like 2%.  Now we got PRS which means absolutely nothing.  If T&E keep
their mouths shut, pockets open and ask permission for every move then
Csx will collapse or will be hiring before year end.

Name: Sloppy board of directors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 April 2018

As an investor and retired RR the word was all ready out at cp that Hh
was the walking dead. We where told Hh need help walking many times.
The fast weight loss was another sign he was not long for this world.
But the board of directors could not notice this with Hh. And to tell
me none of them heard the rumours about his health. The average worker
at cprail new. Maybe they just turned a blind eye. The board went
against CSX hiring policy they did not do there do diligence. And just
to look at Hh you did not have to be a doctor to see he was on his way
out. But they hired him and gave him the big pay package. Well ever
since then it seems it is just a free for all at CSX. Management is
winging it. For the last year CSX is loosing all the customers. But
investors are told we are still rolling out in the Hh pr plan. But no
results of any benefit to the company customers or employees. Like
myself investors have lost there patients with investing in CSX. The
stock is stagnant and no signs of future improvements. I think once
investors start bailing out of CSX the stock will go below what it was
before Hh took over. Buyer beware with this stock. Iím glad I did not
buy this stock and fall for all the Hh hipe. Foote and his team are
just buying time,and are incompetent managers. I canít wait to see how
this is going to play out.

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

CSX is doing the same thing with cuts they did at cn. And cp. employees
treated like shit for five years. Now that the senate passed bill c-49
they get fined by the goverment  for not meeting grain shipments. If
you have four limbs they are hiring you cn 2000 people to start in the
running trades cp same deal.  After Foote and mantle are long gone the
very same thing will happen to CSX. And they will kiss your ass like
never before. And the prick managers that think they are a big deal now
will act like timid school girls, once the big bad wolve is gone. Ya
just hang in there people and watch the gong show. You will once again
become valuable employees.

Name: Straight cash
E-mail: Mudtunnel.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Up is borrowing laid off CSX train personel..4k a pay guar..200$ a day
bonus..35$ a day per diem..wish I could be laid off..word around the
campfire is borrow outs making 8k a pay.. we r lucky to get a lunch
violation around this shit hole..show me the money ..any new talks
about the hourly..we get our shit pushed in for 3k a half..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2018

L&N dispr:
Tit for tat.  You should've been along on road trips that would be
considered "slop freight" or worse now days, with old junk power &
125+ cars to start with. Dispatcher message assigning lots of work &
then disp. getting mad when informed train crew would like to take a
break somewhere enroute for coffee, food.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2018

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Fact-Sheets/Rail%20Plan%20Report_12_28_2017_FULL_Final_FRA.pdf

More millions missing in this document.

...Two areas were highlighted as achievements for Illinois in 2016:
safety and service. Safety improvements were completed at 141 crossings
by installing four-quadrant gates and specialized loop detectors.
Approximately 72 additional crossings are scheduled to be upgraded in
2017. 
Illinois has 158 four quad gates as of today. 2 sets in 2014 ---2 sets
in 2015--14 sets in 2016 NOT 141--14 sets in 2017 NOT 72--1 in 2018
---rest put in prior to 2013 so 185 crossings are missing quad gates at
the $500,000 a crossing these thieves charge...
Add in the dozens of sets of crossing gates/signals/electronicss the
railroad stole at the existing quad gate crossings.

Name: Crossing safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2018

I have to disagree with the conductor that crossing only for public
safety. A semi truck and trailer breached the crossing truck was hit by
train and sent conductor to hospital yesterday.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

That's not railroad safety stuff, that's public safety stuff. Those
gates don't keep us safe. That's what we're really talking about,
pines.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2018

To interrupt L@N fake dispatcher and his 27 different identification
handles

Real railroad safety stuff

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Fact-Sheets/Rail%20Plan%20Report_12_28_2017_FULL_Final_FRA.pdf

$39 million for railroad safety just goes POOF.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510810/n4510810_t1.cfm
ILLINOIS $10,709,738 in 2017

$10,709,738 Federal railroad safety really goes POOF

Cross the state document with FRA current inventory and it shows 96 %
NOT DONE and 4 % done 28 years ago.

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/webaps/ Illinois--Entire state---all
records--cyclic

At least nine people were killed in Illinois last year at no signaled
crossings ""ON THE LIST"" for 2018.


1. ### 386450N Flashing Light Signals and Gates
715 0.033614 386450N NIRC IL LAKE FOX LAKE JEFFERSON STREET 0 0 0 0 0
SS 46 1 60 YES 2 125
NOT DONE
2. ### 289855A Traffic Signal Interconnect
4.C. Hwy Traffic Signal Preemption  Simultaneous SINCE 1990 on
FRA data
3. ### 372394T Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5077 0.006004 372394T DME IL OGLE FORRESTON FORK CREEK RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
7 1 40 NO 1 75
NOT DONE
4. ### 289330G Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3900 0.008787 289330G IC IL FORD ROBERTS 1400 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 14 1 60 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
5. ### 289335R Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3901 0.008787 289335R IC IL FORD MELVIN 1200 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 14 1 60 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
6. ### 474990B Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5232 0.005700 474990B NS IL FORD GIBSON CITY 00E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5 1 49 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
7. ### 289379R Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4483 0.007261 289379R IC IL CHAMPAIGN FOOSLAND 000 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 8 1
60 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
8. ### 289381S Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4609 0.006935 289381S IC IL MCLEAN BELLFLOWER 4100 E 0 0 0 0 0 XB 7 1
60 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
9. ### 474993W Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5228 0.005700 474993W NS IL MCLEAN SAYBROOK HWY. 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5 1 49 NO
2 75
NOT DONE
10. ## 474994D Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5816 0.004488 474994D NS IL MCLEAN SAYBROOK Sec Line Rd 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5
1 25 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
11. ## 475007K Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5229 0.005700 475007K NS IL MCLEAN ARROWSMITH SEC. LINE RD. 0 0 0 0 0
XB 5 1 49 NO 2 75
NOT DONE
12. ## 475013N Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5223 0.005700 475013N NS IL MCLEAN ARROWSMITH SEC. LINE RD. 0 0 0 0 0
XB 5 1 49 NO 1 75
NOT DONE
13. ## 474998F Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5225 0.005700 474998F NS IL MCLEAN SAYBROOK EAST ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 5 1 49
NO 2 75
NOT DONE
14. ## 295648U Flashing Light Signals and Gates
1877 0.017665 295648U IC IL SANGAMON DIVERNON HOGAN RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB 32
1 60 NO 1 225
NOT DONE
15. ## 295650V Flashing Light Signals and Gates
2175 0.015581 295650V IC IL MONTGOMERY DIVERNON MONTGOMERY ROAD 0 0 0 0
0 XB 32 1 60 NO 150 
NOT DONE
16. ## 295541S Flashing Light Signals and Gates
1498 0.020596 295541S IC IL LOGAN MT PULASKI 1500 AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 XB
32 1 60 NO 2 375
NOT DONE
17. ## 295544M Flashing Light Signals and Gates
2066 0.016348 295544M IC IL LOGAN LAKE FORK 1225 AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 XB 32
2 60 NO 2 175
NOT DONE
18. ## 546360H Flashing Light Signals and Gates
2984 0.011850 546360H CSX IL CLARK CASEY 330 ST OAKLEAF ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
FL 16 1 60 YES 2 550
NOT DONE--NO TRANSFER TO OTHER CROSSING ON FLASHING LIGHTS
19.## 166858E Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3242 0.010917 166858E UP IL CHRISTIAN PANA RUREAL ROUT 2 0 0 0 0 0 XB
22 1 60 NO 2 50
NOT DONE
20. ## 166853V Flashing Light Signals and Gates
3951 0.008658 166853V UP IL SHELBY WESTERVELT 1475 EAST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 22
1 60 NO 2 25
NOT DONE
21. ## 098027G Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4665 0.006830 098027G BNSF IL CLINTON SHATTUC WORTMAN RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
10 1 49 NO 2 50
NOT DONE
22. ## 069231C Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4576 0.007020 069231C BNSF IL JEFFERSON WALTONVILLE KARMA LA 0 0 0 0 0
XB 8 1 49 NO 1 75
NOT DONE
23. ## 431046D Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4153 0.008110 431046D UP IL JEFFERSON SCHELLER COBALT LAIN 0 0 0 0 0 XB
4 1 40 YES 2 75
NOT DONE
24. ## 430967J Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4807 0.006527 430967J UP IL PERRY TAMAROA PARROT ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 XB 8 1
40 NO 2 100
NOT DONE
25.## 431026S Flashing Light Signals and Gates
4685 0.006798 431026S UP IL JEFFERSON WALTONVILLE NORTH CHERRYVILLW
LAIN
NOT DONE
26. ## 431023W Flashing Light Signals and Gates
5733 0.004632 431023W UP IL JEFFERSON MT VERNON NORTH NASON LAIN 0 0 0
0 0 XB 6 1 40 NO 2 50
NOT DONE

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

I love when you're having problems and the TM shows up.   Now you have
a 3rd person just in the way slowing progress up.   In 25 years I can
only recall twice a TM helped in any way.  And all they did was give
the conductor a ride to the head end.   All TMs need to be fired.  We
don't need them.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2018

L&N Dispr

It's the old saying we use to hear "Y'all don't see the big
picture". They don't see it. I can't count the hours sitting behind
a signal. It's just part of the job. I got paid moving or sitting
still. You're right their were some who sat after getting the signal
thinking they were getting away with something. When in reality their
actions ended up affecting everyone out there. When CSX centralized
dispatching then put 3+ times the track a TD was responsible for things
changed drastically. I also knew when I buzzed in a TD I had to wait in
line. I always thought it was funny when my conductors would keep
buzzing thinking it would get faster results. The railroad changed with
CSX and you adapted or became a miserable person. lol

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Dontcare:

It is evident from your attitude, that you really don't give a shit. 
I always did care,  I always tried my best because I took pride in my
job.  I gave crews respect when they earned it. I knew what crews would
do a good job and the ones who did not give a shit, and were there to
F$%& me.  Guess who got the good runs.  I never said that you said that
trains stall, I was asking you a question.  So you STATE that trains run
10 mph or under most of the time, your words not mine. I guess that
makes easy on a dispatcher not having to give you a slow order ...lol
...That being said, trains will STALL.  Also it must be taking 2 crews
to get train over the road.  A 150 mile run will take 15 hours.  Now,
you can BS other people but not me.  Now, you say dispr are always
forgetting to give you a signal... Is this like a crew falling asleep
at a head light meet.. I have had crews get a signal after being in a
siding for 10 minutes and 45 minutes later still not taken it, then
when I would call them and ask them what is the problem, all of a
sudden they knock it down...wow, imagine that.  Then the big lie when
you tell the dispatcher you will be knocking down the signal in 5
minutes, then 20 minutes later they knock it down.  Then you want to
bitch about bad train meets.   I know the games T&E play on a
dispatcher.  All you do is tell them what want them to hear.  So you
can screw another train.  You say big brother is watching you ..Well,
get used to it because dispatchers have had someone looking over their
shoulder for 30 years.  Welcome to the club.  Lunch break, now that is
a good one.  My lunch break was sometimes a candy bar while I run to
the bathroom to take a piss, only to come back and have some ass hole
ask me where I have been...I have not even touched on MofW screwing a
dispatcher.  I will save that for later.  Please , if you do anything
in your RR career , PLEASE sit in with a dispatcher because I promise
you , your attitude will change.  BECAUSE you really have no CLUE...

The other poster was right.  We are all in this together and must work
together.  One of the biggest problems is a dispr knows what other
crafts do because that comes with their training but other crafts NEVER
SIT WITH A DISPR. Shot a 78 today....got to work on my putting.

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

Here is what CSX has to look forward to. Hh cut so deep at cn cp. they
canít hire and train people fast enough. Retired train crews x-managers
called back to run a unit/ trains paying these guy 400.00 a day if they
need them or not getting paid just to be on stand buy. The employees
have some value now that scumbag HH is gone. Once they get rid of creel
ceo Minnie me Hh   Things should get back to better working conditions.
So CSX guys donít get frustrated and quite. You will out last these 
pricks in management and get back the respect you deserve. Stick it
out.

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

Equipment

That's just the half of it.  What happened to their so called fuel
efficiency rules and this so called TO saving fuel and running better.
They stuck me on an train with two engines that was close to 17,000
tons and instead of using the normal 700-800 gallons of fuel to do the
trip the leader used 1200 and the trailer 1050. The leader was a CSX
motor only a year old. What the hell is that all about. Why are they
building these trains so they suck the hell out of the fuel. Got to be
some scam going on behind the scenes. How could they benefit from this.
That's some pretty crappy gas mileage!  LOL!

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

CSX sells off power, now there good power is breaking down and being
pushed, to the limit-because of power shortage and repairs being
deferred. But the repairs of equipment can only be deferred so long
that it becomes unsafe and inoperable. Lay off people that repair them
donít stock parts that are needed to fix them. Crews timing out because
of limited speeds. Tracks and infrastructure being ignored. Yes they
save money, but when the shit hits the fan there is no savings costs
company more in the long run. But as long as they can make the numbers
for the quarter thatís all that matters to the management. The bad
orders pile up the track does not get attention etc. Will end up in a
derailment no money saved there. The longer CSX operates like this the
deeper the hole they dig. Steel wearing on steel is a reality for all
railroads. And if you do not stay on top of the maintance it spells
doom and gloom. There is no way other than neglect to get out of
maintance. Be careful out there people, your safety concerns are the
last thing on CSX managements mind. There agenda is to fill the pot of
gold and run with it. Cover your own ass and watch out for your mates.
Good luck.

Name: Union canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2018

The unions at cp we put grievances in for all violations. They went to
abitration and 87 percent where won. Hh refused to pay but he had no
choice. One person was reinstated back to work threw abitration. Hh did
not like the decision said he was taking it to Supreme Court never
happened. Taking these cases to arbitration is expensive for union and
company. But when the company keeps losing cases, because it is clear
to everyone they are just bullies. Itís bad PR. Hunter lik d to
intimidate to send a message but end d up paying cash back to people
affected. That was the part he did not like. They started making shit
up and putting in an employees file so they could use down the road. I
would check your personal file every once in a while to see if this is
the case with you. Union gave priority to people fired and pulled out
of service. The other stuff was secondary. Once a grievance is
submitted to the union they own it, but they have a duty to take people
fired to abitration to fight for persons job. There are grievances with
low priority but they will in time address them. Rome was not built in
a day, all this bullshit the company is doing is going to bite them
down the road. Tit for tat!!!!

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

Let's stick together. Dispatchers, yardmasters, conductors, and
engineers are all union brothers. We are all following rules and
policies out of Jacksonville. Stop blaming each other.
The important thing is to be safe yourself and keep an eye out for the
other guy. CSX has a 19th century attitude towards safety these days.
You are the one who will live the rest of your life with a bad back or
neck or worse. Say "Yes sir" and take your time to do the job but
most importantly to not get hurt.

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

L&N

Now I know your biased and don't really keep up. Where in my post did
I say we stall all the time. NO WHERE! Running 10 or more under is
common now. As for not knowing where trains are after shift change,
don't even get us started. My favorite the other day was a crew being
stuck out on light power waiting to come back to the yard after turning
it. After sitting for an hour the dispatch tells them they may have to
tie their train down because the yard is plugged. The crew asked him
what he was talking about that they didn't have a train. The dispatch
of course acted shocked and said his info stated they were holding out
with a train.  NOT THE CREWS FAULT!  As for sitting at sigs they forget
to line up, it happens more than you think. When you know your sitting
at 2 am in the morning for nothing and the minute you tone it up you
get the sig you know what happened. I have even had a few come on the
radio and tell me they were sorry. That's a descent dispatcher who can
admit their mistake. We all got our problems but not admitting that we
got issues worse than ever out there now isn't going to fix a thing.
We are all used to the lunch and Smoke breaks and waiting at shift
change. Been doing that for years. But dogging the crews and accusing
them of deliberately screwing the eyeballs out of dispatchers don't
work no more. We got a stop watch, cameras, gps and the best of all the
TO that runs under. A lot more bullcrap thrown on us to micro manage.
You got no clue any more.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2018

Re dontcareanymore:

You state that every train is over tonnage.  So, does this means trains
are stalling every day.  Don't buy it.  You say a dispatcher does not
call you a cab.  Now, do you know the process that is involved in
ordering you a cab.  Do you really know who is responsible. 
Dispatchers used to do it but crew mgt said we were doing there work.
So, they are the ones who do it. a dispatcher a tells crew mgt  and
they are done. 
 Another reason for crews need to sit in with a dispatcher.  You say a
dispatcher does not now you are out there, Bull hockey.  I now where
every train is.  And if you are behind a red board , you ARE there for
a reason.  Meeting another train, MOW working, train ahead picking up
and setting off, terminal not being to take you.   Again come sit with
a dispatcher.

You say a dispr will ask, " who is this" well did you answer with
your train ID?  If I just sat down and have 30 trains out there i am
dealing with, yes I might ask you what time you dog.  No big deal.  It
would be like a dispatcher asking you the minute you get on a train and
ask to you have engine 6969?  And you answer, I don't know.  

You ask me to volunteer to consult, now come on REALLY.  I consulted
for 35 years.  It is really ironic the things you are complaining about
are the dispatchers who were saying the same thing 3 years ago when they
were working T&E, now they are dispatching... What comes around , goes
around.  Maybe you can put in for a dispatching job and change things. 
But I promise you , you will be hearing the same bitching you are
complaining about after YOU become a dispatcher.  Or maybe you can
volunteer to sit in and tell a dispatcher who has been dispatching for
25 years how he can do a better job dispatching.  Because every T&E
thinks they can do a better job but when they get the opportunity, They
fail.   Good Luck,  I am Playing Golf Tomorrow...

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

Ya tm tm got the Hh speech to do extra work, not having feet up on the
desk. It makes them feel warm and fussy inside. Donít worry they will
tell there bosses how much extra effort they put in to get things
moving faster. I checked status of CSX stock again it is flat. Not move
up any time soon, and future prediction of CSX is bearish. Every other
railway canít keep up lots of business, with increased car loads up
each month. CSX car load down each month. I donít think Foote is able
to make a case with the goverment. Because he created all his own
problems, Hh name is not behind the CSX stock anymore the hope is long
gone. All that Foote is, is a bandage solution because he worked with
Hh and they figured it would carry the same hope. Thatís not going to
happen Foote was Hh bitch did what he was told. Never let in a position
to make decisions when Hh was alive. Board of directors had to do
something so they promoted Foote. CSX track system is like a spider
web. Where cp cn straight line of track across the country. Foote will
never ever repeat what they did in Canada. Foote will crash and burn
long before he accomplishes any of Hh plan. Then the new guy with scrap
PR and take it back to what it was. That is my prediction for Foote and
CSX.

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

HEY JOKE

You want some interesting news. How bout the fact that a yardmaster
came out of his office and took a wagon out in the yard and assisted
hanging 2 tele's and lined switches for trains to leave. You think
that's interesting enough. So bad the YM are coming out in our field
and doing our work and they aren't utility men. They cant be time
slipped for doing our work because they aren't real supervisors. No
supervisor can be a union contract covered employee. But that YM isn't
in our craft and sure the hell shouldn't be doing our work or out of
his cushy office. Tm's letting shit ride for them but god for bid we
break a rule shit will hit the fan. I don't even see how this is legal
with the FRA. There are rules on attaching yourself to T&E crew and
working. Pretty sure a YM cant be working on a YM position and be a T&E
utility man. Next thing you know they will be setting up banners.  
Did you find that interesting??????
Oh and rumors has it that FOOTE is deliberately setting things up to
fail right now so he has an excuse to go to the feds and request help
from another railroad.  Guess which one!!!!! I smell a merger!

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

Hey workers on your last five years all the overtime any extra time you
are working builds your pention up. I work lots of OT on my last five
makes a big difference on pention numbers. Make the bastards pay and
pay. Call it stress pay.

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

This site is 100 percent useless. Nothing but worthless bitching and
moaning. Instead of the same half a dozen no life fucks posting can
somone that actually knows something useful post? Jobs being added or
abolished any where? Foote visiting the remaining humps or talks about
hump yards opening back up? Anything at all?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2018

Looks like West Virginnie has the PLACEHOLDER crossing safety program
growing in somebodies pockets.

https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/programplanning/comment/draftstip2016-2021/STIP/AppA.pdf
RAILROAD PREEMPTION WV 9 INSTALL RR PREEMPTION $80,000
DUNBAR WV RR XX REPL XXING SURFACE $25,000
RR TUNNEL O/P REN BR $2,000,000
TEAYS LANE RR XX BETTERMENT XXING SURFACE UPGRADE $21,000
CHARLES STREET CROSSING INSTALL FLASHERS $70,000
RR PAVEMENT MARKER SYMBOL PT 1 INSTL PAVEMENT MARKING $703,000 (1,339
crossings --many not paved)
2016 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2016 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2017 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2017 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2018 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2018 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2019 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2019 R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
2020 R/H-HAZARD ELIMINATION PLACEHOLDER UPGRADE CROSSINGS $1,080,862
2020  R/H-PROT DEVICES PLACEHOLDER INSTALL FLASHING LIGHT SIGNALS
$1,080,863
CORNING WAY RR XING INST FLASHING,UPGR XING $15,000
2015 ALUM CREEK RR XX REPL CONCRETE $15,000
2015 RONDA RR XX REPL SEAL & ASPHALT $15,000
2015 WV CENTRAL RXR DESIGN STUDY FOR NEW RAIL FACILITY  $200,000
WV CENTRAL RR TUNNEL REHA TUNNEL REHABILITATION FOR SRA  $76,200
2013 SRA LOOP STUDY STUDY TO UPGRADE EX RR FACILITY T642SRALO100
$32,500
2016 WV CENTRAL RR TUNNEL REHA TUNNEL REHABILITATION FOR SRA  $888,700
2016 WAYNE RR XX + 4 GRADE RR XX BETTERMENTS  $82,000
2013 EUREKA HUNTER PIPE LINE IMPR RR XING  $285,000
2016 SRA RR WORKER STUDY RR WORK CLASSIFICATION STUDY T699SRATW100
$25,000

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

Dontcarenomore

AMEN BROTHER. And if we do get this hourly rate then I guarantee you I
definitely wont be buzzing them up. Sit behind a bush and we can turn
all the lights off. Get paid by the hour then we better learn how to
lay low, quiet and let them build those damn long trains. 
Wont be getting that hourly rate unless it is a win-win for the
overpaid union officials. They don't do anything that doesn't line
their pockets in the long run. We just got to figure out how its
helping them steal from both sides!

Name: Things to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You tmís act like you will never be affected by changes. The word is
your tm jobs are gone. Dispatcher will be doing it all out of head
office. With satellites and cameras it is all being set up to run out
of head office. Technology that they are setting up is design to save
them thousands in staff and real estate. And the people left will have
brass breathing down your back. Thatís what is coming!

Name: Proven to be numb nutz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You're getting ready to get the hourly rate among other stuff rammed up
your ass and you uneducated fucks are worried about line speed and
crossing gates... You prove everyday how dumb you really are.

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

L&N

Your comments aren't anything we don't already know. As for the
ramifications of running trains with over tonnage for the motors and
the terrain there is none. It happens every single day. It is now the
norm to build 2-3 mile long trains with 15-16 tons and put as little
power on as possible. Ever since HH came in and went nuts cutting
trains and doubling them up it doesn't matter anymore. I have talked
to dispatchers. Several of them. They don't give a shit anymore
either. You cant run and they know why. They don't have to ask. If
they do they are just asking because the new Hitler running CSX is
following the dead nut jobs insane plan and his unreasonable running
times. If your still in the loop then you should already know all this.
We all know your need to defend dispatchers. It was your craft. It was
your people. Just like we defend our craft when we get the blame for
the companies stupid crap that they want to through back in our lap.
But the plain fact is we don't build these damn things that cant run
track speed. We don't forget to line up the sigs. We don't ask to sit
for hours waiting for a ride we forgot to call. We don't forget a crew
is sitting out there and fail to tell the next dispatcher who is out
there during the turn over. It just happened to me again 2 trips ago.
After sitting there and waiting for my damn ride for 2 hours I tone up
the dispatcher after shift change and he freaks out because he didn't
even know I was sitting out there.

"who is this again? Where are you sitting? When did you outlaw? Let me
check on the ride again. OH sorry I don't see anything ordered for you.
Would you be willing to catch a ride on the next train that's coming
by?  I know it will be a lot quicker for you!"
Nope, I'll pass. I'm on overtime. I'll wait on a wagon.

Maybe in all your spare time you have keeping up with your old craft
you could do something more productive like maybe volunteer to help out
CSX as a consultant with all your expert knowledge on how the railroad
should be run. Call them and see if they will take you on board. I
think you would be in for a real shock when you see how things are done
now. Learn how to run a railroad that runs half speed!
I don't care no more for a reason. They call me I plan on being out
there 12-16 hours. Doesn't matter as long as I get paid what is
rightfully coming to me. I don't keep toning up the disp. every 30
minutes to find out whats happening with us. I give them 2 hours then I
ask. I asked once and I have done my job. Leave me sitting behind a red
for an hour for no reason. Not my problem. I don't have to explain
that. We had our conversation. Don't yell at me and want to know why I
didn't remind you earlier. You got a screen and you should know where
your trains are. Overtime makes good money. Just pay me.

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

I would not walk away from good paying job at CSX. Outside CSX there is
a lot of computation for jobs where you donít need higher education.
Ice has busted factories where all the workers are illegals. If they
get hurt they have private doctors to care for them. They are paid
under the table, they cannot sue there employers because they are
illegals. The employer using illegals it is a win win for them they
donít have to fallow any rules and there is no liability. So a legal
person looking for a job in these type of places does not stand a
chance. What trump is doing by getting the illegals out of the country
is a good thing. If you want to come to the USA do it legally. My point
being and from my own experience, it is very hard to find the pay you
get on the railway, outside of the railway. Right now it is stressful
because of the new management. But push threw it just for the pay. Itís
no fun working at a job and not being able to pay all your bills. I
found outside of the railway it was hard finding half the pay I made
working on the railway. So yes give it some good hard thought before
you think of walking away from a job that has good pay. Just my two
cents worth from someone who has been there.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2018

Engr:  lol... Now, did you notify the dispatcher that your train is not
able to run line speed.  I know you don't realize it but that kind of
factors in on figuring train meets.  Also, if your train is over
tonnage, again did you notify the dispatcher.  When I worked the chief
i had the authority to tell yards to reduce the tonnage.  Believe me, I
stay in the loop. It would be insane to allow a train out on a sub
division and stall and tie up the RR .  Do you realize the
ramifications  if that was allowed on a regular basis.  I know the
engines are crap.  In fact numerous CSX engines are in storage.  CSX
has been using foreign line engines.  Train are being built longer. 
PIG trains are now hauling slop freight, thus reducing the trains
speed.  I have road trains for over 30 years.  Actually assisted trains
on set offs and pickups back in the early 80's.  It would really
benefit you to take the time to sit in with a crew caller, clerk and
mostly a train dispatcher.  It would really open your eyes on how and
why things are done in other crafts. I know the railroad has changed
drastically over the last few years.  I still have family that are
engineers and dispatchers, so I keep up what is going on. But I will
tell you, I am damn glad I am retired..

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

L&N
Not running line speed?  LOL LOL LOL! You are out of the loop. Haven't
had a train in weeks that could keep up track speed. Over tonage trains
with junk motors or not enough to begin with. They find give a shit
about track speed anymore. It's about how many cars you can drag
across the road at once. No one sets out without disp. Knowing. Like
lock said. GPS and big brother on all the time. Have to have answers
for taking too much time. too bad we can't turn the tables when we're
left for 3-4 hours on a train waiting for a ride that was never callec!
FRA HOS reports are a useless joke!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2018

Well said engineer for 10 to 20years.csx has to be one of the worst
places I've ever worked... And I've worked some shitty jobs.even
counting "jobs" I had to do in jail when I was younger! They act like
we are crack whores just because they're paying us..which taking in to
consideration  the hours work if you have any kind of skills really is
not above-average at all. I'm gone. Good luck to you guys that gotta
stay

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

Re: L&N. Engineer
Good debate! Didn't understand most but injoyed the read.
Crews are still crews. Once we leave the railroad there seems to be no
one to talk to. That's one reason I'm on the site even though few no
what I'm talking about or care.
The site sorta keeps one in touch.
HE HAS RISEN!!!!

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

each month the carloads shipped is down just the way CSX wants it. Once
certain lines are sold off and more customers lost. I guess footes plan
is to see how many customers a month can be lost so he can keep with
reducing staff , to meet his target by 2020.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Loco:  really does not matter how long I have been gone, crews are
crews.  Some work better than others.  Engineers who wait until they
are almost in the yard to tell a dispatcher about engine problems they
have been having since they dept.   Stopping to S/O without notifying
the dispatcher and tying up the main line. Not running line speed and
not telling the dispr.   Crews taking 2 hours to P/U 3 cars while other
crews do it in less than 30 min.  Dispatchers have someone breathing
down their neck from the time they sit down until they go home.  You
want to know why the dispatcher ask you for your delays is because they
do not have ESP  and are responsible for turning in delays to the chief
and inputting it in the computer.  And yes, crews still screw the
eyeballs out of a dispatcher, that will never change

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

L&N 
You have been gone to long. Let me correct you. We DO NOT screw the
eyeballs out of any dispatcher. We are all now working under the big
brother GPS, BLACK BOX,PTC AND TO WITH CAMERAS IN THE CAB micro
management team. Last night the dispatcher asked a crew over the radio
why he had a 16 minute delay on his travel from point A to point B.
Their reason? Another 2 mile long train with 2 shitty engines and way
underpowered averaging 20 MPH.  No one can screw anyone anymore. Not
even local jobs. They Track the movement from GPS and when they are
real pissed they down load the black box to see how many times you
moved, how far and when you sat still. shit goes down hill 99% of the
time because of stupid idiots moves made by anyone other than the
CREWS! We don't block the trains wrong. We don't put wrong car wrong
train. We don't build them 2 miles long and 15000 tons and put junk
motors on them. We don't forget to light up the crews after figuring
out they've been sitting for 30 minutes for no reason. We don't screw
up work orders and forget to put set off's or pick ups on them. We
don't forget to call wagons to assist crews with work when they got 2
mile long trains to pick up in blocks and air test off a single main.
We got to many eyes and bullshit tattle tail crap pointing at us to be
stupid and play around. 4-5 hours to get out of a yard is bullshit.
Sitting 1-2 hours on a main line waiting while dipatchers fight over a
shared diamond is bullshit. Nothing that any of the crews have anything
to do with. We understand dispatchers got their problems. We know how
this company works but blaming the crews for the crap doesn't fly
anymore. We're on CANDID CAMERA!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Loco engr:

You state that yardmasters and disprs are terrible quite often.  One of
the reasons is because the come from T&E and sometimes can be
overwhelming for them.  No different than a dispatcher having to work
with terrible engineers and conductors who set out to screw the
eyeballs out of them every chance they get.  You no longer have a pool
of operators to choose from for dispatchers.  They hire people and give
them limited training then expect to work a job like a person with 10
plus years service.  It is not fair to them or the people they have to
work with...

Name: Hh cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

When Hh was in Canada he tried to get crews to sign a release form that
if there was a mishap that the company could do history on employees
cell phone. It never happened,if there was a mishap the police could
get court order to do history on employees phone. But the company would
never see it. Unless it was made public after court hearing and wrong
doing found. These companies want control of every aspect of an
employees life. GPS on all equipment is a start. I was driving company
vehicle and I was reprimanded for not having seatbelt on when on a
public street, the computer gave me up they New everything I did in
truck. Speed stops starts etc. They nailed one guy using blu tooth in
company truck for using cell phone threw truck radio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Screw them; we both forgot our cell phones at the house.

Name: LC BLET 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

All Engineers  

CSX has stilled failed to revise the electronic device rule. The
current reissue remains the same. Locomotive engineers are still
prohibited from using their personal electronic devices (cell phones)
while at the controls of a locomotive even when stopped. 
DO NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE TO CALL THE PTC, TRIP OPTIMIZER OR
MECHANICAL HELP DESK. MAKE CONTACT USING YOUR LOCOMOTIVE RADIO WITH THE
ASSISTANCE OF THE DISPATCHERS. RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICES ONLY.
If you have a mechanical issue that requires you to be outside of the
cab and your radio's handheld will not reach and you can not keep
verbal communication with the mechanical person assisting you then your
duties are done. The company should know these instances do happen and
should be making exceptions for them.
There has been reports that TM's have been telling the dispatcher to
instruct crews to call them. If you do not have a railroad supplied
cell phone then you absolutely ca not call them on your personal cell
phone while in the cab. Instruct the dispatcher that you will be
stopping so one of the crew members can get off the train and follow
the 25 foot rule for safely using a personal electronic device ( cell
phone). 
No one is trying to be difficult. The rules set forth by CSX were part
of an FRA ruling. They are not to be violated in order to make things
more convenient for the carrier. DO NOT ALLOW SUPERVISORS TO INTIMIDATE
OR BULLY YOU INTO VIOLATING THE WRITTEN RULES! They are well aware of
how they have been written. The union's were hoping that they would
have made a revision by now but unfortunately they have not. Until they
come to their senses and revise the rules then all parties involved will
just have to deal with the inconveniences.

Name: Carload week 12
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 March 2018

2018 week 12 carloads down 3.1 percent less than this time  compared to
2017 which is close to 3000 less cars loads. That a bit of money lost
in revenue, And three hundred one hundred cars trains they did not have
to run. At this rate wont be long before they lose most business to
other carriers. Trucks other rr carriers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Here are some of the reasons that "CSX Sucks". It starts with the
culture.  Management is #1.  They don't have the skills and talent
period.  I have never been a part of an organization this lazy and
stupid. About 90% of the decisions made are wrong.  Neopotism is
rampant and so is hiring management due to minority and military status
instead of the most qualified.  Dispatching and yardmastering is
terrible quite often.  Once again hiring the wrong people.  The union
is also the problem. The "clique" or select few make decisions on
behalf of all which usually involves greed instead of quality of life. 
Rest and other aspects could be better managed.  Favoritism and bribery
happen a lot causing animosity.  Same people deadheading and flipping
home.  The list goes on.....have a good day.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2018

NOTE for James Foote --CSX

So in 2015 they show $2.8 million to be used for railroad safety in New
Jersey ---$754,000 used---and $2.046 million rolled over. Maybe one of 5
projects with total of $754,000 show done per Federal records and Google
maps. $2.8 million in 2015 just goes poof.
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510788/n4510788_t1.cfm
Feds show $3,628,482 for New Jersey railroad crossings in 2015. With
the 10% state match that would be right around $4 million for crossing
safety not the $2.8 million showing. So $1.2 million is missing from
the git go. 

CSX runs dangerous trains in New Jersey and your letting safety funds
be wasted/stolen/whatever. Is that right CSX BOSSS??? FRA--FHWA--State
DOT---DOJ--Chunkie Trumpie sitting on the wall??

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Re: L@N Dispatcher

Thanks for the input.
No I don't work inside CSX if I did they would fire me for reporting
them for being BAD GUYS.  LOL!  Yes, I still work for my guys (CSX
Signals). I still carry the same message my guys wanted made and that
is: "We are getting women and children killed out here and are
powerless to do anything about it. We are getting money for our budgets
stolen.
We are sitting up alll night baby sitting crossings that don't work.
When we go home we pray we don't get a call telling us some one was
killed at a crossing that is impossible to repair."
The job I had was only a dream to me.  Does anyone think I would give
it up? CSX don't hire people at this level who is stupid!
CSX left me no option but to fight for what's right and fight I will!
Will I win? We'll see.
Sorry, this gets complicated and doesn't seem logical for a person to
go to such lengths, CSX left me no other options.
Wish I had a CSX (Signals) - SUCKS site to post on. HA!!

Name: &$@ď
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Look at how stupid you all sound. This shit is dumber than Facebook.

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

Cond

I did reread it. He thinks the news story I wrote about was fake. That
the UP knew the news crew was on-property. The news video was years
before this Trump "Fake News" nonsense. All this BS with some buying
into fake news is just a rehash of the story Peter and the Wolf.
Finally when people don't believe anything reality hits then it's to
late. I would think anyone who works for the railroad would be
concerned about being safe. Nothing changed the railroad are still left
to handling security.

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

Hey there no name engineer for 20-30 years CSX does suck that's why it
has a website dedicated to letting people know how it sucks and of
course there are people that complain who in the hell can put up with
their s*** that they do to you I've never worked at a job and been
treated like they treat you there just because they pay us well
doesn't mean they can treat us like animals and I did something about
it but guys that have been there for 20-30 years like you ain't got
enough balls to do anything about it

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

Re Dave:

Ellen Fitzsimmons does not work for CSX anymore... If you are working
for CSX you should have known that...

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2018

And add on the WASTE while your at it CSX audit guy and James M. Foote.
$800,000 for two crossings with 3,000 and 8,000 YEARS for a collision
in Illinois. Tip of a very big waste scheme for CSX. Can you spell
M-U-R-D-E-R???

Douglas 154509K CSX Newman Broadway Street
Install Cantilevers; Modify Automatic Flashing Light Signals; Install
Gates $410,207 $431,797
7725 0.000121 154509K CSX IL DOUGLAS NEWMAN BROADWAY ST 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0
2 15 NO 2 750
#####
Douglas 154511L CSX Newman N King Street
Reconstruct Approaches; Install Automatic Flashing Light Signals;
Install Gates $372,685 $392,300
7206 0.000316 154511L CSX IL DOUGLAS NEWMAN KING ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0 2 15
YES 2 175

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

CSX Employees
Below is an e-mail to CSX Law and Auditing explaining a continuation of
Fraud against the people and  government. This suit is a matter of
record if you need to check its legitimacy.
Hopefully by my going public CSX will change its practices and make a
full reimbursement to the people and damages.
""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

Ellen Fitzsimmons
CSX Executive Vice President-Law and Public Affairs

Bryan Rhode
Vice President CSX Internal Audit

The Crossing Safety 130 Fund is money passed from the Federal
Government to the states 
for installation of rail crossing warning systems. When a system is
installed a railroad 
is reimbursed for its cost out of this fund.

CSX has admitted twice of overbilling the 130 Fund and paid back
overcharges to the 
states allowing more warning systems to be installed protecting
drivers.

Over a number of Federal and state investigations a third investigation
under the False 
Claims Act revealed CSX has continued the same overbilling practices.
However, records 
reveal no reimbursments made to any state allowing installation of new
Lights and Gates 
to increase Public Safety.

Please contact me and I will assist CSX.

A. David Nelson
CSX Signal and Crossing Engineering.
1-27-18

Name: Corp
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Dave 
Post it . Post all of it. Post names. Post your emails. Blow the lid
off. Shit or get off the pot.

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Hey corp.

Let's go with a new e-mail
We're running all over Floridians LITERALLY. 
We're running high speed trains right through the Gold Coast without
proper safe guards. Senator Bill Nelson wants the safety aspect of
these trains investigated.
Do you want me to e-mail the senator and tell him the unsafe
situations? Then I can post the e-mail on here for your reading
pleasure.  I could also send the e-mail to multiple medias especially
when some one else gets run over. 
I did enjoy your post please post again.

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Re: corp.

Whewyyyyy! I musta pissed somebody off! 
That means going directly to the CSX people responsible for safety with
an e-mail, telling them the problem. Then you post the same e-mail to
the public and CSX-SUCkS "CSX has been told the problems and refuse to
respond."
I can see where a bunch of CSX Exects are pissed at me. The e-mails I
have sent them with their names haven't been posted yet.  And these
e-mails don't include all the government regulators, politicians and
media e-mails.
Let me see now, who I want to expose next!

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

Another problem with this site is about 10 to 15 people write about 90%
of the posts. They are the ones who come up with the crafty names (so
they think) or use cindy Sanborn, Michael Ward or Hunter harrison or
any other managers names. Do you think anyone other then yourselves
thinks it funny. These are the same guys that comes to work and bitches
and complains about there job and csx all day long to anyone who will
listen. Every terminal has one or two of them. its always about how
they are getting mistreatd. Hate to tell you everyone gets mistreated
even the trainmasters, I have heard how upper management talks to them
over conference calls and it's not pleasant. Then the complainers then
go home to there double wide and sits down and comes on this site to
bitch about something. Of course they offer no solutions or will not
step up to do something.YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND  YA I KNOW THE
TRUTH HURTS, BUT YOU NEEDED TO HEAR THIS

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

Dave
I didn't post anything so why would I do anything, you have the
problem,  step the fuck up and do something about it.

Name: Corp
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Dave 
When are you going to give it up. Your starting to follow the pattern
of the old pines. No one is going to listen to you and they sure don't
want to work with you in any capacity.  You have posted numerous times
how you were harrased and bullied. Escorted off the property.  You have
emailed people and obviously pissed people off. Do you think anyone is
stupid enough to walk in your shoes. You are fooling yourself if you
think anyone will sink their ship for your cause. Pines never stopped
it and your ranting won't either. Go March on the white house lawn.
Send letters to trump. Good luck with all of that. In the meantime find
a way to get over what happened to you. Obsession is unhealthy. Your not
going to be the shot heard around the world. Just a miserable old man
who gave up a chance for a happy life before death.

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Re: locomotive Engineer

Good post thanks for gracing us with your presence. 
You are correct, don't just complain about CSX safety, do something.
Thanks for volunteering!
Seven posts prior is an attempt to get CSX Chief Engineer to work with
me stopping many accidents caused by CSX. Unfortunately Mr. Walker and
CSX seems uninterested resulting in no safety improvement. I need for
you to contact CSX and find out why? You may also contact the FRA,
USDOT, STB, media or any politician you choose. Have them contact me
and I'll work them to improve safety.
Anyone can do their part in this.

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Re: cond

Train crews are forbidden to talk to media.
An Engineer can speak to police but only give answers when spoken to.
Engineers can speak to railroad officials.
Wonder why we have these rules?

Name: cond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

RRJIM

???.  I didn't see anything in brakeman 30s post about believing the
railroads were safe?  In fact I saw quite the opposite. He said the
crews didn't say anything to the news crews about being there because
they were hoping they would catch something illegal.

Maybe try reading that post again. That happens a lot on this site.
People not reading the post correctly

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

brakeman 30+

If you want to believe railroads are safe that's your prerogative. I
can tell you buy into this "fake news" BS. The only fake news is from
the talk show channels like FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and a few others. I call
them fake news because they are really nothing more than talk shows
with just a lot of BS opinions not facts. The story I mentioned was
around 12+ years ago. It wasn't till recently that AMTRAK stepped up
security. Our railroads are wide open vulnerable.

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

Engineer

Mantal Ridge only owns 4.9%.  You think it ok for them to destroy a
company because they own a lot of stock?

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

This is the reason i dont come on this site much anymore. Just a bunch
of pussys who do nothing but complain about everything, but offers no
solutions.how many times do we need to hear how incompetent a
trainmaster is! Another good one is the union sucks, if theunion sucks,
why dont you run to be a local chairmen and see if you can do better.
Lets see....  mantle ridge is destroying csx, guess what they own alot
of csx stock so i guess the can if they choose to. the mean trainmaster
is doing O TESTS, its part of there job.STOP FUCKING CRYING ABOUT
EVERYTHING IF YOUR NOT WILLING TO STAND UP AND DO WHATS RIGHT. YOU JUST
WANT THE NEXT PERSON TO DO IT FOR YOU CAUSE EITHER YOUR SCARED,LAZY OR
AFRAID YOU WILL GET FIRED.

Name: Canada
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

I love it cn and cp are hurting for employees, Hh cut so deep cutting
staff that they are running   around like chickens with there head cut
off. Management is not pulling people out so fast now. All of a sudden
employees are important again. And the employees that where screwed
around day after day. Now it is pay back time. This will happen at
CSX.with cn and cp fast tracking new employees, there is going to be
lots of screw up, mistakes etc. And the management is going to have to
figure out how to fix it..with no help from employees.

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

CSX Employees
Below is a copy of an e-mail I sent to CSX explaining a major safety
issue and offering my assistance on 01/29/18. This is one of several
requests sent to CSX with no response. 
"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Carl Walker
CSX Chief Engineer of Signals

My name is A. David Nelson
CSX Signal Engineering Management.
I called an Audit for CSX overbilling the Crossing Safety 130 funds for
installation of 
new Warning Systems and was escorted to the door. I still have other
issues to complete. 
Hopefully you will assist in the ethical and safe operation of CSX. 

The Warning System control circuits currently being used are illegal,
not meeting the 
Code of Federal Regulation (CFR). The older D/C control circuits were
Fail-Safe but were 
replaced by circuits operating by frequency. To make things simple,
train control Signals 
will not work with the signal being put on the same rails as D/C.
In order to remove the Pole Lines, decreasing cost in maintenance and
train delays Chief 
Engineer Bill Scheerer changed these control circuits from D/C to
frequency eleminating 
the 
Fail-Safe principle of operation.  The new control circuits are causing
crossing 
accidents, injuring or killing drivers and train crews who we are to
protect.
I am willing to assist CSX in correcting these Warning System failures.
Call or e-mail me 
please.

A. David Nelson
01-29-18
Nelson284@juno.com

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

Re: Hogger
Not to worry about CSX finding the poster unless the poster admits to
the post. The FRA and some little dirt bag RR in Florida already tried
that one on me. Your union attorney was there also.
Personally I don't want to put the hammer down on these guys but it
looks like everyone I dealt with is gone not to mention I'm having to
deal with Foreigners. These new guys apparently don't know how to
negotiate a Release.

Let me give you a small example:
Railroads are bullying people in Florida by working in partnership with
the state and politicians. This partnership turned the railroads into
money making contractors instead of a dollar for dollar reimbursement.
We named the Tri Rail Communter "The money Pit" 
Stealing the people blind through a money laundering scheme between the
Feds, state and onto the railroads. I tried to stop it and got totally
destroyed. LOL
See, I had this first leg of the Florida Corridors installed and yes I
know all about what went on and is going on. Problem is there is no one
at CSX to negotiate with which leaves me with simply letting go on the
politicians. I guess the Canadians don't understand the big picture of
their politician protection jumping the freaking ship!
Once the information is out, it can't be put back in

Name: hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2018

ENOUGH IDIOTS


Enough with your stupid transgender crap and find another site. You
cant be railroaders if this is all you got to post about. JEEEZZZ!

Bet you didn't know that the csx police have been going crazy watching
this site. The hits are out the roof! The local authorities have been
notifying the company about post on here as well.  Wow! Someone has put
a burr under their saddle. Don't forget this site is protected from
their interference. It was approved by a federal judge. Just keep the
information factual. Don't make up stories you cant prove. Use common
sense.

Name: Nsa
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

The goverment has all the information on every American. Bush and the
NSA with the patriat act. AT&T google etc. go threw goverment servers
and they are paid millions of dollars for giving your information up.
You have no privacy. It was all given to the patrait act. Thatís what
it takes to be American, chips under the skin coming soon.

Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

Re: RRJIM

Good post! Railroads are paid by government to self police for TSA.
I turned on Fox News and Shepard Smith reported "if your name is Dave
Nelson you're in big trouble. The government has a Scortched Earth
Search for You."
The wiffe ask me "What did you do now?"
People wonder how Americans get on a terrorist list?
Sorta gives railroad agents the ability to spy on or shoot any one they
choose doesn't it.

Name: Illness
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

Transgengender is still on the books as a mental disorder! So I would
keep to yourself if your applying for a job at CSX. Like a lot of other
railroaders be discreet wearing  womens under garments.

Name: ?
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 March 2018

RRJim

The reason they didn't say anything is because they had to know who
they were and they were hoping the news crews would catch a bunch of
safety hazards and laws broken by the railroad.  Im sure there was
plenty on that tape that they had to edit or throw out once the UP
threatened a federal law suit against them for trespassing and
violation of Federal laws. Took a lot of balls for them to come on the
property and do that. Guarantee you the crews knew what they were
doing!

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2018

Transgender: I'm not a fag hater I just think the world was a much
better place when you all were in the closet sorry to say. So gi back
in and I'll shut the door for you

Name: Security
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 March 2018

We took course on spotted terroists. Now we end up calling cops on model
railroaders? They are every where with there cameras

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

sawit

After 9/11 the Bush administration let the railroads govern themselves
on homeland security. In other words nothing changed. I watched a story
some years ago where a news crew taped a box on to a tanker in
California on UP property. It was at night with lights & cameras. You
could see UP workers in the yard down the track and no one came to ask
what they were doing. The news crew then followed the box from
Bakersfield to LA and no one from the railroad inspected anything. I
felt real secure after seeing it. The only ones who were scrutinized
was us. We had to go get TWIC cards (Transportation Worker
Identification Card) issued by TSA to work at certain places. If
someone didn't pass they couldn't work those jobs. As for trespassers
that is a joke. When all the BS came out about reporting suspicious
people & activity it went nowhere. CSX where I worked had 2 Special
Agents that had like 5 states (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina,
Tennessee, and Kentucky) that they were assigned. What a joke!

Name: Smarter
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

Support 
Either your the transgender "ape" poster or your just so easy. You do
know that Ape put those post just to bait idiots and transgenders. His
apology was just to keep the conversation going.  So sad you fell for
it.  Now go find some safety issues that don't require discussing
dressing issues!

Name: Support
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

Transgender you have your gay community for support. Every day society
is really not interested with chicks with dicks. Live your life.

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

I appolige to everyone, no more posts

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

Ya i know i said i would not post anymore, but i know which bathroom to
use and no i dont need to see a shrink. Problem is your just
homophobic.if you dont like me thats all right, i figured a majority of
my coworkers would not and thats ok also. Leave me alone and I'll do
like wise.

Name: sawit
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

Xtrah bored

You got to look out for yourself at CSX. The guys should have refused
to go anywhere until it was called all clear. They couldn't have done
a thing to them. If anyone felt unsafe and one supervisor ordered them
to go out in the field anywhere before the all clear order was given
they could sue the shit out of CSX and go full press.  We were working
the hump job one day and a guy in a station wagon with a black turban
drove right past the hump and headed down the road past the shop
building. We called tower 2 on the radio and told them of a suspicious
trespasser heading their way. They said  "yeah, ok". Talked to the
TMs later and not a single one of them knew about it.  We get these
Homeland security alerts and all they are is just a joke. They don't
give a rats ass and you hardly ever see Fed. railroad police because
they got so few of them hired there isn't enough to go around. This
companies security is one big joke!  Wont change until someone dies. 
You know the old saying.... All news rules comes from blood!

Name: News relations
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

X-Trah Bored

If this situation really happened as you posted then someone needs to
be blasting the CSX public affairs department immediately. This kind of
situation should have been handled very differently. If anyone was
notified at Avon yard that there was a chance for a possible shooting
on the grounds and operations were continued as normal without
consideration of the safety of the workers and nothing was done about
it, there is strong grounds for someone to be fired. This kind of
action is an example of pure ignorance and disregard for the safety of
employees. 

If there is no meeting called on this issue and a plan of action
presented to all employees then you must take action for your own
safety in the future.

Contact the local News station. Wish TV 8 news room. Their number is 
317-931-2222.  They will be real interested in the situation that
happened.

Name: X-Trah Bored
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

You wanna talk about safety or lack there of? A very strange call came
over the radio in sunny Avon, Indiana. "Suicidal man with a hand
gun". The funny thing is...Avon didn't stop operations. A possible
active shooter situation 500 feet from the hump and intermodal site.
Yet no shelter in place order was given. The u-man was still sent down
under the bridge, and the pullers continued to work. There were about
ten cop cars there. I know management doesn't care about us. But this
is off the charts. Our lives and personal safety don't even register
with them. I thought about calling the news and the FRA. Hey
FRA...contact the Avon Police department and open an investigation
against CSX.

Name: Off track
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Corporate welfare personal welfare military benefits. Well just think
everyone has there hand in the tax jar. The middle class worker is the
back bone of the country thatís, is why it is upsetting when
undeserving people think they are entitled to our money. Pride is
expensive most working people pay there own way and some. Now a place
like CSX want to take that away from the workers. But as long as they
line there pockets first, and with all these jobs going away. Who is
going to buy the cars trucks hous s etc. The goverment has signed our
jobs away. To third world countries, scares me to think USA could
become one of these poor countries. Our taxes pay for everything, but
we keep electing celebrities that could not organize a drunk in a
liquor store. Trump has the business smarts. Has made more changes than
any president before him. And I hope his plan works to get the jobs
back. And he punishes companies that send our jobs out of the country.

Name: Railroader 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Master debators
 
Welfare, transgenders, disability fraud, blah blah blah! This is a csx
sucks safety thread forum. Go to another website! 
Someone needs to do something about the damn engines not being
repaired. The seats won't adjust. The heaters aren't working right.
The damn Windows and doors won't lock right. oil all over the walk
ways. Wipers not working. The damn radios speaker's cracked and feed
back sucks! Getting sick of writing this shit up! CSX needs new name.
Call it "the king of rolling junk"!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

10% disability for what?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Veteran less than one yr. stop hating, sounds like you're jealous.
Because you were too stupid to pass up VA disability pay and free
health care for life. Your loss, I get 10% and free healthcare. FOR
LIFE. cry baby 😭, waaah waaaah waaah

Name: Welfare
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Research for what, chick quits school canít support herself does not
want to work. So she decides  to have a bunch of kids to get a nice pay
check with all the other benefits. Trump came along and rolled up the
red carpet on them.  Hillary Clinton does not believe in borders. If
she had it her way all the bums from south of the border would be on
well fair that n USA. People that voted for trump was a vote against
the freeness that the dems gave. Bill Clinton gave jobs way with nafta.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

I served in combat, no one is crying about military benefits. Fraudulent
benefits is the issue. People take advantage of every program imaginable
and it only hurts the US. There are too many "disabled" vets with
benefits. I served with guys that sat behind a desk for 4 years that
are now out and get money every month for the rest of their life for
ptsd. Something is wrong with a system that can be taken advantage of
so easily.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Welfare do some research before you start blabbing.

Name: Welfare
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Sure welfare was started before Obama, his second term he bought by all
his gifts to welfare bums. In some democratic states, they lost to
trump because the welfare bums where to lazy to go vote for lieing
Hillary Clinton. They where to busy fucking to get more welfare
benefits. Now that trump is in they have to look for a job boo hoo.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Money your an idiot welfare was established way before Obama.

As far as the military all you guys proud to be an American serve your
country or stop crying about military benefits.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Transgender: if you are at Wal-Mart standing in front of the restrooms
not knowing which ones to use while scratching your nuts you need a
shrink not a bathroom idiot

Name: Maintance
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

If the shop you are working in use to be really busy before Hh and Foote
came. And now your shop is not so busy and you notice the power you
always worked on is being sent to other certain shops for repair. This
is not by chance they are most likely looking to moth ball the shop
where maintance has declined. Head office is just testing the waters
right now to see if it will work. They save a lot of money closing a
shop and laying off people. Iíve seen this done and also bulldoze the
shop so they donít have to pay property taxes. You would think what a
waste to do that, but they do it.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Louisville still has the same sukkaz taking road jobs off the yard board

Name: Managers
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Yes these self righteous managers will have there day. When they get cut
from managers job. If they are lucky they will hold a job in the field,
then have to face everyone and eat humble pie. Or get some severance
pay and pound the pavement looking for a job. At cprail I seen these
managers treat people like shit, when they where demoted back to
conductor or what ever they looked for a shoulder to cry on. Most just
got fired because the head office did not want them sharing secrets
with union employees. There day is coming , in my shop they have four
managers running all shifts, they had to give up vacation time days off
in a lot of cases. If they donít play they are shown the door. Remember
Foote has not rolled out his full plan yet. A lot worse to come. And at
this time Foote is just telling managers what they want to hear to keep
them on board and have them feel safe in there jobs. But in the near
future Foote will drop the real bomb on them then reality will set in.
Managers for now are kept in the dark.  They are just pawns in footes
greedy world.

Name: Mechanic
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

To echo your statement there engine repairer. Our repair shop when I
first started 10 years ago, we had approximately  400 employees with 7
managers with 3 shifts, now about 250 employees with 12 managers on 2
shifts. All 12 wouldnít know a water pump from an oil pump, because
why? Cause none of them done a real days work in their lives. ďYes MenĒ
is all they are, idiots, they are book smart cause they know the some of
bullshit rules. Every manager trying to get a feather in their hat to
see how many they can charge on ďtrumped up rulesĒ 
Company that is so worried about cutting costs but weíre tripping over
managers!!!

Name: Money
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2018

Obama had no problem giving single mothers with a bunch of kids welfare
food stamps free phone section 8. You name it those women just put
there heals in there ears, 9 months later another raise. Another future
gang banger. What do you think they cost the tax payer. Free legal aid
they are nuts to work. Welfare breeds welfare.

Name: Military scam
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 March 2018

Yeah there's a bunch of scammers  here too they should be ashamed of
themselves but they brag about it amongst each other

Name: Hollow
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

The board picking Foote to be ceo of CSX, is like giving a ten year old
the keys to your car. Mantle Foote and gang are going to hollow CSX
like no one has seen before, then there final act will sell the whole
company for cheap. I read article to avoid the stock, itís value is
false does not make sense a big correction coming. Iím just getting
sick and tired watching this raid go down. They say streamline the
system just a bunch of bullshit words to keep people invested for now.

Name: Ratio 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Yes for every group of union members cut there will be mangers cut. In
all departments you can take that to the bank. It is a backwards plan
that Foote is doing economic everything is starting to boom, instead of
adding and keeping the customers they had to grow business for the
future. CSX has left and is leaving money on the table nuts.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Off topic here but I just want to rant a bit.........
I'm sick of all these "veterans" that get 80-100% disability but
work at the railroad. Well over 3/4 of all "disabled" veterans today
are a fraud. They collect around $2400 a month on some bogus
"disability" I know guys that get it for PTSD and never seen combat,
WTF? You should be ashamed at the least, in prison is where you belong.

Also retiring after 20 years in the reserves having never gone active
during that time is not the same as 20 years active. Some chump told me
he retired from the military and he deserves the full retirement just
like a 20 year active retiree gets because 20 years is 20 years. Yeah
20 years of weekends only is equivalent to 20 years away from home
living it 24/7, right. You did not serve my country honorably if you
are defrauding the government with a false disability claim. 
If you can work at the railroad then you are not 2400 dollars a month
disabled, you are a disgrace to the military, the uniform, and America.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

In our yard the trainmaster is just an overpaid caller runner.

Name: Bean counter
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Like I said there days are numbered if CSX cuts more union employees.
They will get around to audits on the management production. CSX will
bring in a private firm to do it and they will not know what hit them.
Seen it at cp and cn, and CSX is just getting these guys in there sites
for the big hunt, it will happen just watch. Iíve seen high level  long
term managers get the escort off the property in front of the guys.
Pretty degrading for them, they are ruthless.

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Talking about the managers being vital,we had 16 engines in the shop in
Cumberland today with 5 figures to make for 1st shift. We had 1 band 6
two band 5 and 2 band 4 and 1 700 supervisor to check on production of
about 30 men. Most of the time they spend walking around with there
hands in pockets drinking coffee or upstairs watching video tape to
catch someone doing something wrong or unproductive!  That's at least
750,000 dollars in salaries! Sad but true.

Name: Link
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

Iíve seen some of these unemployed railway managers, have there profiles
on link. They have a list of all these railway related training
certificates. In the real world they are not worth the paper there
written on. The reality out side the railway they might get on at
McDonaldís or other food industry. They will never see railway wages
again period.

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

All these managers think they are so vital to the operation of the
railroad. They think they are safe and untouchable. When they march up
to there bosses and tell them how they can cut more jobs, in reality in
time they are cutting there own jobs. They are focusing on cutting union
employees first. Then the company will audit the managers and find the
slackers and they will get there severance pay and gone. And it is so
easy for the company to get rid of management for any reason or no
reason at all and they know it.

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

Hey tranny I donít know if your going guy to female or other. But if
your guy to female push the bathroom issue push, CSX for everything you
think you should have as a female. If your denied get the media and gay
community to demonstrate in front of CSX head office. Push the envelope
with CSX, it would be interesting to see if they accommodate you with
everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

I have out of service insurance.they can give me 30/60 days i dont
care.i just do my job.the stress you all get will eventually catch up
and kill yous.drop dead of a heart attck.and for what? They will take
you out of service and there is nothing you can do about it except
stress out.belive me i don't  want to get fired. by keep stressing
about somethimg you and the unions cant change is not healthy.also vote
down the $50.00 hour flat wage, sign that and you will have no rights
left at all. They aren't being generous, it only benfits csx not
us.also to the transgender, do what you got to do, leave us out of it.

Name: Out of service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

If your one of those employees that go by and the book and follow the
rules good for you. But this regime will pull you out of service also
if they want to. They did it to us just to shake things up and show us
who had the power. So try not to take it to personally, you will be out
30 to 60 days before you get back. Make sure you have insurance to cover
your wages while you are out. This style of management is promoted by
ceo and it is union busting 101. There goal is to shake everyone up so
people at work think they are next. And you will be next, just go with
it do not argue back or try to defend yourself, you can do that at your
hearing. You have a ways to go yet with these ass hole.

Name: Jesus people
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Jesus people article is 100 percent right. I worked under ceo Hh for
four years, pulled out of service twice. One thing they did was short
cuts where ok with certain managers they praised you. So you go about
your business thinking nothing is going to happen to you. But in
reality he is recording your work habit. Then he shows up with another
person as a witness and your busted. It is not hard for them to set
some one up that is looking for gradification. If you where smart you
would go by the book because when you go for a statement all the
question are about following rules and procedure. And like I said
before stupid is not a defence. These people will not stop gunning for
your job, remember they want to cut 6200 jobs by 2020 donít help them
put you on the street.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

You need to have a RCO job. They leave us alone aslong as we give them a
honest effort during our shift.they fuck with us ...car counts go down,
engines get crippled, wait on m&w has to come to oil our switches and
other things to slow thed day down.all legitimate stuff. We work for
therm and 95% of the time they leave us alone.

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

JESUS PEOPLE


Who gives a rats ass about the homo phobes,  cross dressers and the
blah blah bullshit and poser pines crap. What we got here is a new
sheriff in town who is coming in to turn everything we know upside down
and get rid of our fellow brothers. Take our jobs, seniority and dignity
and destroy it. It wont be long before foote and his Nazi squad will
have us at each others throat fighting over the hourly wage deal and
stabbing each other in the backs. we got to stick together right now
and look at the big picture when he throws his crap in our laps. We got
to be up our unions ass and demand answers and the representation we
want. 
The Observation testing has been order to go full force again. The FRA
laws demand it. But since Foote wants people gone we are going to go
back to the same crap we had when Ingram and Brown were around. The
excessive testing and the stalking and the excessive discipline. This
is how they weed out the work force without actually having to give
people their furlough papers. Watch each others backs. QUIIT TAKING
SHORT CUTS AND BREAKING THE RULES TO DO IT!!  Quit being a lazy ass
puke who doesn't want to follow the rules because you just don't like
it or you don't give an damn about putting your fellow crew member in
the targets eye. They are tag teaming everyone. If the conductor does
something stupid and they know there in no way in  hell the engineer
couldn't know and goes along with it then you both do down. Works both
ways! 
The number one rule they are starting to use and can use on EVERYONE
is:  104 Employee Behavior- Paragraph 4
PROMPTLY REPORT VIOLATIONS OF THE RULES OR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO A
SUPERVISOR!
They can bust both crew members asses on this any place and any time
they want. They have cameras in the cab. See one member sleeping and
the other doesn't follow this rule...BUSTED! On the phone...BUSTED!
Reading the newspaper...BUSTED! And the list goes on. Yes its petty
bullshit but the fact is they want us gone. They want the work force
reduced. So quit the bullshit. Quit cutting corners. Quit being an
arrogant ass and most of all quit getting up your fellow workers ass
because they want to follow the rules and your don't. You take someone
else down with you because your just an ass and don't want to the
follow the rules right now you might just find them standing on your
doorstep. I know I sure the hell am not going down and taking s hit for
someone who is just lazy and rebellious and just cant follow the rules
right now! Just follow the rules and do your damn job and look out for
each other. All we got is each other out here!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

RRJOE ---Oh Look RRJIM --My leg is gone. Shoulda had my notebooks. WAFJ
you must be


https://www.up.com/ert/ssi.pdf
Under any of the following conditions, a movement must not foul a
crossing equipped with automatic warning devices until the device has
been operating long enough to provide warning and the crossing gates,
if equipped, are fully lowered:
Train, engine, and other such movements consisting of 12 physical
axles
or less.

Name: Law of nature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Nature gave you what it gave you. If you have more xxx than yyyy
chromazones not your fault. Deal with it no one hides anymore. People
just like the fact that gays trans say everyone has to accept your way
of life. No they donít, so just live and let live. You lucky you live
in USA and not Russia or Muslim counties. So be thankful for that,you
fool yourself if you think everyone accepts your ways.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Just forget I posted anything. Go on among yourselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Listen... I wanted to just see what kind of abuse and comments i would
get in the future from you homophobic fucks. I probally have more time
on this railroad then a majority of the people that post here.just skip
over my post, casused over the years I have read alot of bullshit petty
squabbles among yous that has nothing to do with grivences with csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Re: Transgender person, there are no questions about your coming out,
because we don't care! That's your business not ours. This is a forum
about our abusive employer. nothing more. Now if they were
discriminating against you because of that, that would be more on
topic.

Name: Payday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Most people I know that start on the railway are young. And most plan on
staying till they retire,and give the railway the best years of your 
life. After getting some seniority,a person feels that you should be
able to hold a job. Like most get married have a family. Get locked
into a mortgage and car payment etc. Spending hard earned money on
economy, spinoffs keeps others employed. Now mantle blows in to raid
the company and all as they talk about is cuts. Well it is stressful to
think I canít look after my family if my job is cut. The morale of
employees is the lowest Iíve ever seen it. When mantle and Foote brag
on all the families that have been affected by there cuts as a great
thing for CSX and shareholders. Losing fifty percent of the customers
and revenue to me is nothing to celebrate about. I guess just hold on
as long as a person can, and see where it all ends up. I hope the
whistle blowers leak out corruption that is being done to CSX and tax
payers. They should not be able to destroy a company for the greed of a
few. And yes worring  about your future employment can be a safety
concern.

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

Pines Jr

You're absolutely right who cares. You actually think what you post is
significant? It's the crap that crap throws out. Discussing finances is
a safety issue. If a persons mind isn't on the job that's a safety
hazard. Seen it many times.

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

if Your trans or gay what ever. No one gives a shit anymore live your
life how you want. Just keep to yourself, you all seem to want
attention or approval, but no one really cares. Your on the wrong site
anyways.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Am I reading this right that it takes at least a engine and 5 rail cars
to key the signals/gates. The 12 axles thing.Just how pathetic is the
train detection equipment one would ask?  So the key gates thing would
take 12 jumpers and any collision under engine and 5 car length train
is the railroads fault.

https://www.up.com/ert/ssi.pdf
Under any of the following conditions, a movement must not foul a
crossing equipped with automatic warning devices until the device has
been operating long enough to provide warning and the crossing gates,
if equipped, are fully lowered:
Train, engine, and other such movements consisting of 12 physical axles
or less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I figure comming out as transgender would have had alot more
comments.any question ask.i won't answer lewd ones.

Name: Mantle
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2018

Mantle is there for one reason to take all the value they can out of CSX
in the shortest time possible. Remember these people are fired up by
greed nothing else. If they donít get the results they figured they
would get. They will be gone that much sooner. The same thing happened
at cn and cp. Now they are hiring people like crazy, buying new
locomotives and starting to treat people like they did before Hh came.
For now just go to work get your pay go home and try and tolerate all
the bullshit. In the end of mantle and Foote you employees will be the
winners. Mantle and Foote will be looking for there next victim company
to raid. It shocks me to see the board of directors sit back and let CSX
lose fifty percent of customers and revenue!!! Hang in there if you can
people.

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2018

Long haul trucker is a nasty life. If you think your not home now try
trucking and it is third of the money. Get into a trade high demand for
trade people. Sometimes the grass is not much greener on the other side
of the fence. Foote is not forever.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2018

Geez RRJim I was just hoping that your RRJim notebooks would become a
major thing on a railroad safety thread. With all that notebook money
you should start your own site and call it "Who gives a Flying
Flamingo about RRJim notebooks?"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I work at csx,i hate csx and I'm transgender

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

Csx sucks and is only going to get worse. I suggest moving on. There are
a lot of good jobs out there even if you don't have education. Even
other railroads are hiring right now and some including Ns are offering
a bonus to guys with railroad experience. I think Ns offers around 10
grand. Plenty of shortline RR out there too. Anyone that can afford it
should look into a trade school or trucking. CDL courses are only a few
thousand and take only a month to finish. There is high demand for
truckers right now all over the us. There are a lot of better options
than csx.

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

In my books if there is favouritism to a certain group of employees,and
not others that is clear discrimination. On the other hand when a
company can get by with these people off all the time. It just gives
the company the figures they need to cut more jobs. A certain number of
people off at one time makes the case for company to cut jobs. And when
they are gone there gone, then you will have lots of time to sit at
home. On the other hand the employee that works all the hours he can
makes nice pay checks and builds his pention up. The guy that keeps
taking time off is getting further into det. And it is impacting his
employment file.

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

Money

Good post. About 10 years ago I bought notebooks to keep track of my
spending & budget. It makes a big difference to see everything in black
& white. I wish I did it 30+ years ago. I write down all the bills that
are due every month with room for changes. I even keep track of credit
cards which without monitoring it can get crazy. Then there's the
bills we seem to forget about like car/home insurance, property taxes
etc... that's where keeping track of savings helps. I feel fortunate
that the BLE got us a 401K around 1992. I never could save money in
those days. I started out with 4% then once I got use to it did
increases. By 1994 I was averaging 12% contributions a few years later
15%. You're right never know about the unexpected.

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

Almost at the end of the quarter and Trainmaster David Benson is still
the dumbest son of a bitch on the property. Heís like AIDS, You canít
get rid of him. Stupid little bitch.

Name: Corporate crime
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

Whistle blowers are a blessing to bring these corporate criminals to
justice. And when the ceoís And board of directors break the law.
Everyone of them should be held accountable. Moneys  that where
intended for safety appliances to save lives going in the pockets of
the greedy is one of the worst crimes. These people and all the people
that protect them should be held accountable and exposed to the public
and shamed.

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2018

All CSX Employees

America is a nation of laws. When the first is allowed to break the
laws we have lost our nation. It is always up to each citizen to make
sure laws are enforced to maintain our freedom.
Below I have pasted e-mail contacts trying to stop the illegal
partnerships that exists between CSX, state and Federal Governments and
regulators. The paste also includes a copy of the Department of Justice
news release of CSX admitting to overbilling the government followed by
a time line of other investigations and suite when CSX refused to stop
illegal activities.
This e-mail is one of many to be posted exposing those who are
responsible for bilking the tax payers.
Some over billing I will leave out since CSX continues the process. Not
making active overcharge actions public is also restricted by Qui-Tam
Actions.
The posts are a long read, however I feel CSX employees and investors
have a right to know the truth. If judicial and regulatory actions are
not taken, We The People have failed our nation.
Dave Nelson


Railroads overcharging 130 crossing safety program

From : "nelson284@juno.com" <nelson284@juno.com>

To : mathew.fittle.@mail.house.gov

Sent : Thu, 8 Aug 2013 20:13:31 GMT


Mathew Fittle
House Oversight
 
Below is a copy of an A/P release some years back. Read it carefully
and I will 
interpret.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CIV
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1995                         (202) 616-2765
                                               TDD (202) 514-1888

                                 

     CSX PAYS U.S. $5.9 MILLION TO SETTLE MISCHARGING CLAIMS

     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CSX Transportation Inc. will pay the
United States $5.9 million to settle claims the company
overcharged the government millions of dollars for railroad
crossing signals installed under a federal safety program, the
Department of Justice announced today.  
     Assistant Attorney General Frank W. Hunger, in charge of the
Civil Division, said the agreement settles claims that CSX
Transportation inflated labor hours for wiring signal houses;
failed to obtain the lowest price possible from third-party
vendors for parts; and overcharged for certain parts by selling
them at a profit to third-party vendors, then repurchased the
parts and charged the United States the higher repurchase price.
      Funds for the railroad signal crossing equipment, which were
installed primarily in southeastern states, were provided under
the Rail Highways Crossing Program administered by the Federal-Aid
Highway Program of the Department of Transportation.  The
federal government provides 90 percent of the money for the
program with the states providing 10 percent in matching funds.
     Hunger said A. David Nelson, a former employee of CSX
Transportation, brought the matter to the government's attention
in February 1993, then filed a qui tam suit March 17, 1994, in
U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, Florida, under the False
Claims Act, 31 U.S.C.  3729.      
     A two-year investigation by the Department of
Transportation's Office of Inspector General and Florida
Department of Transportation confirmed the allegations.  
     In April 1993, CSX Transportation voluntarily refunded $2.1
million to 18 states as an adjustment to amounts billed for the
construction of signals at grade crossings and on January 11,
1995, CSX Transportation agreed to pay Florida and 11 of the 18
states $1.4 million for adjusted costs related to grade crossing
signals.  
     In addition to the money CSX Transportation has paid the
United States and the states, the company also must absorb all of
its expenses, including legal and accounting costs incurred in
this matter.  
     The settlement resolves any potential claims by the United
States against CSX Transportation under the False Claims Act for
fraud and under common law concerning allegations of cost
mischarging to the Rail Highways Crossing Program.     
     Pursuant to the False Claims Act, Nelson will receive
$1,180,000 of the settlement.   
 
In paragraph 6 it states  in "1993 CSX VOLUNTARILY paid back $2.1
million"
This $2.1 million was an illegal pay off after the state of Florida and
myself had found 
tens of millions in overcharges over a years investigation. CSX being
headquartered in 
Florida makes Florida responsible for oversight. CSX paid the $2.1
million in exchange 
for a full release of charges. 20 other states were screwed over by
this "under the 
table settlement."  Florida is still yet protecting CSX and screwing
the people by 
overbilling while Washington turns their heads.
 
The rest of this article refers to a False Claims Action I filed in
1994 which resulted 
in a $5.9 million recovery for the exact same overcharge practices as
in 1993. I again 
participated in the investigation by the USDOT,OIG, multiple states and
the US DOJ. We 
found $100 million in overbilling for a 6 year period.  CSX AGAIN made
an offer ($5.9 
million) in exchange for a "full release of charges" and demanded I
also drop 
my personal suit for retaliation (Whistle Blower Protection). I was
told by US Attorney 
Ben Vernia that "the DOJ would NOT intervene in the case if I didn't
grant CSX a 
full release of claims and drop the suit. That's called RETALLIATION
by the DOJ!
 
Did CSX stop the overbilling? Of course not! I filed a second False
Claims Suit in 2001 
for the exact same overcharges to the 130 Safety Fund. The
investigation went on through 
2003 when President Bush nominated John Snow (President of CSX) to US
Secretary Of 
Treasury, WHILE this thief was under investigation for Fraud.  The US
District Attorney, 
Northern Ga. (Daniel Caldwell) lied to investigators during the
confirmation process. 
Caldwell was ask if Snow was involved in the Fraud and he told them
"Snow was too 
high up to have known. We all got screwed! The Secretary of
Transportation, US Attorney 
General and the investigators. I done my work as required under the
False Claims Act. 
Again we had found over $100 million in intentional overcharges by CSX,
my share as 
before should have been 20 million. The DOJ simply messed over the
American people.
 
I know the importance of information.  I understand that the
information I have should 
not be made public in order to prevent CSX from shredding documents
(since they ARE 
continuing to overcharge the 130 fund) BUT, what's the use in my
holding onto the 
information when Washington continues to retaliate?  I am working with
a news media on 
this ongoing fraud process by CSX.  If Washington wants to work with me
and "Do 
what's right" call me by tomorrow or, come Hell and High Water I will
release the 
information to the media Monday.
 
OH! Your colleague recommended I send this e-mail to you.
 
With Regards
A. David Nelson
(304) 208-3481

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Re: Foote Regime

You're right! America has laws that Canada does not and Foote has no
idea that the average person can investigate and file a suite against a
company on behalf of regulatory agencies, having the Department of
Justice being your attorneys. This is called the False Claims Act or
Whistleblower Act in the U.S.A.
Sometimes government are up to their eyes balls in corruption also and
must be exposed. Railroads depend on owning politicians to protect them
by concealing.
Some times we must expose these politicians also. When this happens the
politicians (rats) jump ship. There goes railroads protection.
I've been working on this for a very time and looks like a good time
to start exposing.
In the next few hours I will start sending contacts and messages I have
sent over the 
years. As a result all heads of railroads, regulators and politicians
envolved become implicated.
Dave Nelson
Whistleblower
03/22/18

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

If your working for the railway you are making very good money compared
to most 9-5 jobs. I made 35 as a carman per hour. Across town machanic
not even close to that. If you are bitching because,a few days of no
pay puts you in a tailspin with your budget. Then let me tell you your
doing something wrong, your living above your means or spend money you
have not made yet. A person should have a rainy day fund of six months.
Sooner or later it will rain. A friendly suggestion, try writing down
every penny you spend in one month. And once you see it in black and
white, you will notice exactly what you are spending your money on. And
you can make adjustments to your spending. The experts say you should
save a minimum of ten percent of your take home pay. Any more than ten
percent your on the right track. Myself working under this regime I was
out of service twice, and I recommend not taking on any new det. Till
this regime is long gone.

Name: Foote regime
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

From my experience working with Hh as ceo four four years. Like I said
before this regime has an agenda, and not one bit of it is for the
benefit of CSX or its employees or management. Management is doing
footed dirty work, but in time Foote will screw these managers also.
And donít expect anything to get better till Foote and mantle are long
gone. This hourly rate is not being offered for the benefit of you
employees. Talk to cn cp American employees if you can. The thing that
Foote hates is in USA it is easy to sue your employer,which he did not
have to deal with in Canada. And your goverment is on his ass with
customer complaints. With loss of over 50 percent of customers and
selling everything off to prop up stock. He can only sing the precision
railway song for so long. Because he cannot support the rise in stock
going up for long by selling CSX off. Sooner or later that will come to
an end. And with customer revenue lost. Watch how it will affect the
stock for the worse. These ceoís Have big egoís when things donít go
there way they react like a vendictive x wife. Get what you can out of
CSX while you are still working and watch your back.

Name: Jerry McGuire 
E-mail: Smalltimeraises
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Keep marking off FMLA fellas..when we get the hourly rate I'll be
putting heavy digits in my pocket....vote Yes on that hourly by the way
..our last raises on the national gobbled dick.. 
        Sincerely..Frank cushman

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

Fat lazy wife, no life, delinquent kids, and no dick.  That's why those
losers bitch about their co-workers.   O but he caught 2 "good" trains
in a row.  O but he got PB twice this month. O but he only works 8
starts a half.  O but he lays off fmla because he has diabetes.  O but
how does he afford that new truck when I work more than he does? O but
he laid off Christmas and I had to work.   Blah blah blah the RR is
full of crying bitches.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Re: Huntington Shop

You sound a bit concerned, confused and trying to figure out what's
going on with our railroad.
Welcome to the club. Most would take action but just don't have
information to take action on. RIGHT?
I will help, if you guys are willing to meet with me and do a little
brainstorming.
Sorta risky meeting with a corporate guy HUH?
I am a neighbor, friend, railroader and victim as well as anyone else.
I live 20 minutes from the shop. We all need to communicate and not
allow Canadians, politicians and share holders take away our railroads
without a good ole fashion feud.
You have my e-mail. Ask and I will share with you the bones hiding in
the CSX closet and where they are headed. Hey! You wanna meet at the
house? We can do that too.
Should be FUN. I know the Canadians might need the out- house.
Dave Nelson
Prichard

Name: Complain
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2018

Conductor you ask why we come to work and complain? When I get home Iím
a beta male not an alpha male. As soon as I walk in the door my wife
dominates me, so I say yes dear to everything, she wears the pants and
she knows it. Iím starting to listen to MGTOW on you tube to get the
balls to stand up to her. When I come to work I can put on the real man
act for the boys. But Iím a mangina, I donít want to pay child support
and vaginamony. Give us beta males a break A.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Why Do you people exhaust all your energy worrying about what others do?
who gives a fuck why, how, who or how long someone is marked off? They
do have a special Process or phone number so just match what they doing
and get some time off. And if you gotta live out there. Debt, hate your
home life or just don't care that your working then maybe you should
thank the ones allowing you to work. Work with a bunch babies I tell
ya. Be worried about how so and so bought a new truck or how so and so
got this train. We all hear for the same reason to have a chance at
retirement, make a decent living. Find the silver lining my people.. If
someone can live off working 4 days a  week then that's great if
someone gotta work 6 to keep a float then well that's great too.
thankfully at this job both are possible most the time.

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

I work for cp under Hh many, managers resigned. Cp had adds for managers
for over a year. Could not find anyone, the word was out how they
treated people. On glass door indeed it showed the ratings of working
at cp. Last month they put some carrots out and rehired a bunch of
managers that quit or where fired. A few I talked to,they gave the
company conditions on what they wanted if they returned. And to there
amazement got there conditions fulfilled. Now they are in the drivers
seat, and cp knows now they better not treat these people like they did
under Hh. They realized there is life after the railroad for most
people. All the people that where cut to make it sound good for
investors, now they are hiring untrained people to replace the trained
people that left the craft and found other employment. The same thing
will happen at CSX. Foote is just a shadow of Hh. But CSX is a more
complicated track layout and many more challenges for Foote than what
Hh had with cn and cp. that is why I say Foote will fail with CSX. He
will crash and burn, then they will have to build CSX back up again
with new management team.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2018

Rule 1---Don't think your better than anybody else
Rule 2---Don't act like your better than anybody else
Rule 3---Don't call anyone BIG DUMMY who knows good extraction teams
with no sense of humor
Rule 4---$2,000 not for shitz and grins.

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

What holiday you ask Easter. The Easter bunny holiday, donít you believe
in the Easter bunny?

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

Hey Holiy

First off sorry for not being politically correct 
But fuck  their OT,  I  canít stand to be there 8 hours let alone
overtime 
Holidays are in the CBA pal, never has the shop I work at worked a
mandatory holiday in 40 years ( repair shop I work at is a dead work
shop) 
And btw overtime is nice, but not when itís forced especially when so
many are laid off 
Or have been fired for minimal offenses or made up ones at that,  cause
unlike you overtime sucks that take every call when your fellow brothers
and sisters are sitting at home wondering how to pay their bills, your
bringing  home an extra grand a week 

And Furthermore, I am thankful for a job, only because  Iím a lucky one
so far...

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

What holiday are you fuckers talking about???
If you have a job, and your co-workers still have a job, please shut up
and soak up the overtime while you can!

Name: Holiday ot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

You said itís not that busy in machanical shop. But they are still
forcing guys to work holiday on ot,I bet CSX is trying to make a case,
money paid vs low repairs. They want to close your shop. Just need a
paper trail to show itís not productive!! Hope Iím wrong!!!

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

is csx  still dragging broke down crappy engines back and forth across
the system?    been awhile since i last worked t&e ! am up in gods
country now! no csx near me!  just the itty bitty short lines! as csx
sold off a few lines! over the last 30 years!   



this here part of message is for chicago and east!  you boys and gals
still not going by the book when getting the detectors?  are you
walking the trains in a safe way?   or are you even walking the trains
at all if getting the detectors?   keep doing the company  favours! 
hope you all are keeping up on the rules? be safe  walk safe ! and turn
off a few things now and then?   will leave you guessing  on that last
sentence!

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

The day before the holiday they will put bullitin out that you donít
have to work the holiday. Just so you canít make any plans. Bastards
did that to us.

Name: Huntington mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Hello all mechanical employees just inquiring about if other shops in
the system are very busy with repairs ? I know weíre not,  but we still
have to work the holiday though, just to piss off every employee on the
system LOL.And also engineers and conductors check your engines out
good seems only minimum amount of maintenance work only being done to
most engines, definitely no mods to any of them. Canít believe they
even stopped air conditioner mods , (betcha old Hunter Harrison loved
to have an air conditioner where heís at right now).  It took awhile,
but we are being pushed around just like you guys in transportation
dept , I try to keep telling myself and my fellow brothers and sisters
only 3 more years of this regime. Iíve read this site for awhile now
never commented , And I know mostly transportation uses this site but
weíre all in this together. So stay safe out there, watch your back and
your fellow employee next to ya and write them needed engine repairs
up!! And Good Luck.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Posters


Pines and his crossing BLAH BLAH is back! Not sure which post drew him
out from under his imposter rock. The topics have all been pretty good.
One of them put a burr under csx's saddle. Funny how Dave jumped on so
fast too at the same time!  HHMMMMM!!!!! Perfect timing. Like he knew
poser pines was going to post.

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

Pines only:
OK Pinzy, you researched it all and found ALLL the bad things we do. SO
WHAT! There's nothing you can do about it no more than the other
posters.

Let me prove it.
I work for CSX but charge all my time to a government crossing project
and the states through the 130 Fund pays me, or in other words you pay
my salary along with all the others. Ha! Ha! Big Dummy!

I've given you my e-mail, send a note and I'll give you my phone
number and directions to my house. You can then call who ever and have
them come pick me up. 
Try it!   Give me a laugh and let me know.

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

Pines eyes only
Since you're so interested in railroad business I'll give you a road
map to prove you have no impact.

You mentioned changing out flashing lights at tax payer expense.
We needed to make a few bucks so our salaries are being paid by you.
We made it a standard requirement through the AAR for flashers to be
12" roundel lights instead of 8 & 3/8 roundels. We were manufacturing
the black backgrounds at Savannah, for CSX at first and got caught. We
still made a lot of money for a while. Did this improve safety?  Of
course not, but we started a light change out program across the nation
and set Modern Industries (M/I) up to make the roundels.
This program still exists because Florida (who has oversight of CSX)
covered everything up for us. SHHH! You are the first to know and there
is NOTHING you can do about it.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

Dave, Oh, I've researched it all.
Almost all politicians take political contributions a.k.a. bribes win
or lose from the railroads and that money must have "YOU ARE NOW A
RAILROAD BITCH" on it.
Regulators are cross eyed baboons and winos.
All the states are as corrupt as it gets. New York $5.7 million for
Norfolk Southern new switch engines. CSX $1 million for train detection
at three crossings which already have Constant warning. MTA looks like
billions for new stuff.

ALL the money funnels back to the politicians which the tax payers end
up paying for in freight charges and politician pay to get huge buckets
of dung poured on their heads.

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

FOR PINES ONLY !!!!!

Look Pines! Watch TV News. Trump has $1 Trillion to improve
transportation infrastructure. Most of this will be going to railroads
who have turned into manufacturers.  This is being done gradually in
different area rail corridors. In order to make this work we have to
get rid of short line railroads, make longer trains, run trains faster
etc.. We MUST close most of the crossings and upgrade the ones left.
The tax payers pay for new Warning systems but can't afford upgrading
that many. So, go to plan "B" just combine them and eleminate most. 
We're really excited to get our hands on the presidents money pit to
make new corridors.
Railroads make lots of money on main line corridors, we want to close
or sale Short Lines, engines, cars and get rid of people.
Now! Reasearch that one.
OH! While you're at it research the politicians, regulators and states
involved.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

Indiana railroad thieves and killers in action. Where you at spineless
unions?

https://www.in.gov/indot/files/STIP_2018-2021_project_listing_initial.pdf

Next four years
12 projects already have gates so that's $3.5 million fraud.
40 sets of flashing lights needlessly changed and we will pay for them
to be stolen.40 sets of lights//gates plus 40 sets of lights is what
$400,000 a year more to maintain instead of stealing all the 40
systems?
$320,000 for CLOSED crossing
$340,000 for one crossing which is # 6,384 on the priority list it
would take over 8,000 years for a collision .
Millions just go poof with no accountability.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

To hourly rate,

I'm not sure where you were awarded your CPA but it would be best if
you begged for your money back. It doesn't matter how much you make in
OT or any other special pay.  You only pay taxes once per year.  You
submit all of your income and all of your deductions.  Its basically
that simple.  You pay higher INCOME taxes based on the threshold your
earnings have met.  Try not to make it harder than it really is.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOR1rudNACk

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

One thing with the Hh style, of negotiationing is there isnít any. There
way or the highway. There is no good faith in agreements, they do as
they please. And tell the union to grieve it. That way it buys the
company time and gives them lots of time to piss off employees. The
company knows how long it takes to put a case together for arbitration.
The company is doing this to the membership. But it will all come back
to bite them down the road. Remember every manager is a nobody, the
members can make them float or sink. Just takes time. Look what the
naziís did when in power, look what happened to them. History can be a
good guide!

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

FYI union reps. are volunteers, they are not lawyers or professional
anything. Fact: they just have to represent you to the best of there
ability. People have gotten into union position by acclamation, no one
else ran. And the person is clueless!!! But some get pay of that of a
lawyer. Just the way it is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Since a lot are suing csx for wrongfully pulling people out for fmla
misuse might as well sue the unions to for reputation an not doing
anything for the employees but taking our money an saying well they can
do that.

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

Knowledge is power, have all the collective information that can be
found on this issue is a must. To educate the group with FACTS, not a
bunch of hear say. Try and get everyone informed before voting on this
issue that your stuck with for years to come. This is one time a member
should get involved and make the right decision. It affects your whole
family and daily life. You canít unring the bell

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2018

I did some calculations wonít bore you with them. But full time is a 40
hour work week after 40 it is time and a half overtime. On stat.
Holidays double time. With the over time hours they will nail you big
time on income tax. It would be worth talking to a tax accountant.

Name: Tracks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2018

Tracks in Canada straight line coast to coast both Cn cp. CSX track is
like a spider web configuration. Foote and friends are going to make
CSX so call ed precision railroading a disaster. And will more than
likely take years to get it back to what it was before they put there
hands on it. Hh conned everyone received his big payout knowing he was 
dieing. Foote is getting table scraps compared to pay package Hh
received. It is easier for them to coordinate the trains now because
they have lost over fifty percent of customers and lots of less
traffic. Why fix infrastructure if there are going to be less and less
trains on the tracks. My point Foote plan is to reduce all business.
Where most companies chasing more and more business. Increasing your
customer base as much as possible to stay profitable. Not losing them
all must be a new strategy the Hh Foote way. Lol

Name: Canada BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

I retired six months before Hh left cp. I could not take the BS anymore.
Fact the last five years the winters have been mild next to no snow on
the prairies. Fact Hh put most hoppers into storage, and cancelled
program to replace outlet shoots on hoppers. And laid off the Carmen
that did all the repairs on grain hoppers. Fact section men layed off
in large numbers, infrastructure did not get attention. Cn cp moved all
the 100 series trains and oil trains. Grain shipments took the back of
the bus. Yes Hh creel these ceo, s just telling goverment a bunch of
BS. Retired people will not go back to the treatment they left. And
they will fast track hundreds of new employees, now watch the personal
injuries and derailment go up. Because they will put pressure on new
employees to rush rush they panick and mistakes are made. When Hh first
took over cp the pressure was on new employees and fatalities where high
with the new people. The goverment sat back and watched it all go down
and put there heads between there legs. And now that the farmers are
fed up and grain rotting in the bins they are screaming at the
goverment. Just like cn and cp want so goverment will buy new hopper
cars. But remember the employees are to blame for everything that goes
wrong as they want you to believe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48757


What is the correlation of CP,CN and CSX?     You know it!  PSR is a
load of bullshit!  Eugene and his bitches are con artist.   The same up
North will all come to life here in The States. With the addition of
many lawsuits by customers and employees.  The taxpayer will get
screwed too.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Yes I hear you about the know it alls. I tell some of these guys I
forgot more than they  know. I had a few in the yard, and said there is
no sense both of us walking that small train. I will pick you up with
the truck at the end of the track. So I said to the young guy, to be
fair, we will flip a coin. He said ok, ďI said heads I win tails you
loseĒ he said ok I flipped coin heads you lost. He said ok fair and
square, this worked for me till someone clued him in. LOL

Name: All rail roaders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Ok we know you are stressed out just trying to keep your job with this
new regime. I have been there and back and know how far it is. All the
BS you put up with, you question if it is worth it. Well time flys and
it is worth it when your collecting a pention check after your RR
career. Try and focus on that people, the Rr family and career is like
no other. And you have to be a railroader to know that.  Once you
toughed out the worst shit. Hey it can only get better. It is hard to
do but for your emotional well being find the positive things with your
career.

Name: Unemployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

You want sympathy for yourself and friends unemployed. The economy is
hot right now lots of jobs. If a person wants a job they are out there.
People hold out for certain kind of work and rate of pay. Because they
feel entitled to certain type of job. If you want to be employed there
are all kinds of work out there. Tell you friends to get out of bed
before noon and look for work.

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

Canada here, one of the dumbest things they made all employees do is
lock the leading loco cab up. They thought terrorists where going to
steal the train. Still make us do it till this day. We canít even leave
cab unlocked when we are doing a test and inspect in the yard. That was
Hh rule.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 March 2018

RRJIM  

They brought back the 3 step rule. Just not called 3 step. Saying over
the radio is important. Had an engineer move on me once even though he
said I had protection. Told him to check again. Kept me out of trouble
if I had been hit. He said he provided it. I had right to foul.  Brake
sticks are prohibited now.  As for the 25 foot rule, Great idea.
Watched new guys walking way too close when slack was rolling out or
rolled out late. Rules are made when people get hurt or do something
stupid. Not all men who work out here are mature or intelligent.

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

They did away with 3 step? I didn't have a problem with it other than
CSX wanted it called out on the radio. Sort of stupid if I was looking
down at the conductor going in to couple up hoses. Other stupid rule
was the 25 foot rule. I watched TM's measure it when they felt it was
less that 25 feet. Banning getting on and off moving equipment was
another dumb rule. Brake sticks another stupid idea. They took the fun
out of railroading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

Time is money babysitting a train in the siding, priceless keep up the
good work people.

Name: Boots on the ground
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Lol, more testing, can't wait it will only cause more delays u dumb
shits. We run this shit just remember that, can't get fired for
following the rules, bring it on fuck face

Name: Little birdie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

A lot of UP managers in cinncy lately.......what's that about

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2018

The company I work for every day that I came into work. If there was a
new bullitin we had to sit in foremanís office read bullit, we received
a copy then had to sign off that we read it and understood it. If you
where on vacation etc. When you came back you had to be up to date
before you could go to work. It is a good system that way every one is
on the same page.

Name: Laxed safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

There is no excuse for laxed safety in any department, company employees
contractors etc. Safety affects every one and the public. Your families
want to see you home safe after your tour of duty. And if some
employees need a refresher course on safety it is a good thing. If
employees want to continue not to work safe then there are
consequences. Safety first for all.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Management saying safety back like a treat. Procedures  takes time,which
you donít like. Everyone will have to get in the game. And safety will
be a priority for everyone period.And if any employee does not take
safety seriously then stay home.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Bad ass

I have never been a fan of dogging or bad mouthing any of the guys I
have worked with but YM is just pointing out that there are lazy mamma
boy men out there that don't do what is expected of them. These are
grown men. They need to grow up and act like responsible men on the
job. Not a darn one of you don't know or weren't told when you were
hired and trained that you have to look for new bulletins every day.
Every one of you were told that we didn't have to carry the notices
but we are responsible for reading them. I know that over half the guys
I have worked with over the years don't bother to even look at a
notice. Old heads are the worse! You know its true and if you deny it
then its just because you got to be one of the guilty ones. We all know
that CSX is the worst company ever on getting the supplies and books
that we need on time. It been that way since they took over conrail but
that's not excuse for not being a grown man and keep asking for what
you need. If you cant get the shit then you send an email to operating
rules department and blow their asses in. You leave a paper trail or
make enough stink that when shit hits the fan you got proof and
witnesses that you tried. Then you can put the shit back in their laps.
As for testing, its FRA laws that they test. If you don't believe it
get the FRA reg. book and read it. They got to do it. what they don't
have to do is be sneaky and unethical about it. Set shit up that is no
better than a trap and almost impossible to see. They have to run in
packs. That way they have another TM to back their shit up if something
goes wrong. It all doesn't matter anyway. You got rules. Follow them.
Read you bulletins. Check your notices. Grow up and do your jobs as
men. You got no one to blame but yourselves when you get shit thrown on
your face! If I heard it once I have heard it a million time from some
hogger or another conductor about a rule change..... When did that rule
change? Then I always say.... when the damn bulletin came out on it and
you didn't bother to read it dumbass!

Name: Bad ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hey Trainmasters ... Is this why you pussies run in groups? Afraid of
getting a ass beating? Chicken shit bitches ...






Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety
and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that
they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one.
One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the
terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get
a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood
there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one. One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: Public awareness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

CSX cost cutting has put people and equipment in harms way. CSX must be
called out on these unsafe practices. Call the media your congressman
anyone that will listen. Managers intimidating employees not to follow
company safety policies , must be removed at once. One injury or life
lost is one to many, get involved stop these people that accept unsafe
practises at once. This is unacceptable in 2018 and moving forward.

Name: Rights
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

http://www.colleyshroyerabraham.com/Know-Your-Rights-Booklet.pdf

Name: Safety policy read
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

http://0924.utu.org/Files/%5B3102%5DSafe%20Way%20Eff%207-1-2010.pdf

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

I have worked over thirty years on the railroad. Was part of the health
and safety committee. No one can force or intimidate you to use unsafe
equipment, and if you remove a hazard tag. On your own now you are
responsible for anything that happens after that. And if there is an
accident, you could be charge with criminal negligence. If the company
pulls you out of service let them and record all the details. I
guarantee they will not have a job for very long. A goverment inspector
could do a random inspection and would really want to know if you did a
walk around and equipment had visible defects and you choose to take
it. Your ability to make a judgement on equipment would be put into
question pretty fast. Piston travel dynamic brakes etc. Bad order
anything that affects the safe movement of equipment. You better go by
the book people or you could be asking for a nightmare you donít want
to live. Murphy law if it can happen usually will. Smarten up.

Name: Invest..NO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 March 2018

RR employees 

How many of you actually purchase stock with the company. I'm sure all
railroads have their horror stories but it seems that CSX has non stop
problems and worst of all they continuously break state and federal
laws. It sounds like the feds turn their backs and they get away with
everything short of murder. I personally invest in other more stable
businesses. I have some CSX stock but no way I'm putting my eggs in a
company with this kind of public profile. Wonder what would happen if
the feds did their jobs and stepped in and did a surprise invasion
across the system. Have to wonder if there would be a melt down.

Name: No equipment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

If you remove a bad order tag and play stupid. And take equipment. That
is grounds to fire you on the spot. You think your doing the company a
big favour. Tell that to cup cake after you get fired. And the bills
keep piling up. Like it was said, they still have not found a cure for
STUPID.

Name: People
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

You have the right to refuse unsafe work and equipment. Ya people tag
equipment out after they have used it. So the next guy sees the tag.
What a coward way to hatch do it. Hogger should of done his walk around
and refused it right there. Not pass the buck. Removing a tag is a no no
asking for lots of trouble.

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

Hey fra!!! 

Same shit just another day. Where the hell are you? We know you were
called. TMS still badgering hoggers to use FRA defective motors.
Traction motors cut out with oil leaks and excessive piston travel.
Dynamics on leaders not working and refusing to turn them when they
can. The tm's are standing there intimidating and showing attitudes if
you put up a fight about it. Great lakes is the worst. You know it. You
were called. Where the hell are you. Next motor I shop for this crap
and I tag it I better not see it out after I leave. I'm going to be
blowing your DC Office phone off. Better yet we all need to call the
USDOT and file complaints. We have chicken shit hoggers who will take
the tags off and use it because they are scared to stand up to the TMs.
Guess we have to start taking care of their crap because they are too
scared. Get your asses out here and start looking around. You can start
at Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis!

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

These guys from Canada that work for Foote, that are hired to bully CSX
employees if they cross the line have them criminally charged. They are
not protected by your constitution. They have to be on there best
behaviour, not bulling American workers.

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

You know if those cn guys from Canada utter a threat or any thing like
that. And you call cops have them charged with threading or common
assault. And they are convicted, they would be barred from entering the
USA again.

Name: Box car
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 March 2018

Some of the old guys told me they had a foreman back in the day. He was
a booze hound and would come in the yard to spy on the guys. They threw
him into a box car lock the door. They found him 800 miles away. He
never set foot in the yard again and could not identifie guys because
he was pissed

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

If it's dark with no cameras around and there's an official walking a
track I will kick his ass till he's out cold.  He won't know what hit
him.  We are gonna a take it back to the 70's.  I'm so fucking tired
of the harassment and intimidation, it's time to pay it forward.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Great lakes!!!  
The CN Nazi crew is at avon. Pushing out their chest just like csxdid
when they first took over conrail. Don't turn your back and don't
trust anyone you don't recognize. Ask for ID if your approached by
anyone you don't recognize. You have a right. Could just be a foamer
or someone sneaking around.  WATCH YOUR BACKS!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Bobsugar

Frickin retarded punk!  I just rolled in to home on a 6 hour run that
paid me 450.00 with trip rate. Take that fantasy wish of 50.00 and
stick it up your voting yes ass. Ide have to work 9 hours to get it.
You need to go back to school. Work on your math and the big picture
out here. God help us all if there are more like you out here!

Name: Ape millianials
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 March 2018

I agree with you ape, Iím not blaming millianials, if anything I blame
teachers and parents for the way they prepared these kids for life and
being an adult. I donít blame the kids. I donít blame them for jobs
going over seas. For that I blame goverment and shame on the goverment
that has no shame for there lack of concern for human rights. This is
the same mind set of ceos here. Do not care about human factor. Only
how they line there pockets.

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

I always thought that jobs moved over sea's because everyone wanted
there 401k and stock market investments to make big money. Company's
hired CEOs to make this happen for investor's and we basically cut our
own throat! About 68% of the national debt is owed to the social
security fund.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 March 2018

Hey teach, it takes talent to be that dumb! csx still has a lot of guys
furloughed that are ready to come back. Who told you no one was
currently furloughed?

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

Manufacturing jobs didn't go to Asia because of snowflake millinials.
Manufacturing jobs left America because our unions demanded better and
better pay and one day it was realized that the same products could be
made at a tenth of the labor cost in other countries. Maybe you should
learn micro and macro economics before you spread rumors. America is in
debt largely because of this too. We import more than we export and have
way fewer domestic products than before so it has had a negative impact
on our GDP. You're welcome old timer.

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

In the USA there are 75 million millenials they where brought up never
hearing the word NO. They just had to show up to get a trophy. They did
not and where not expected to excel at anything, no disciplinary action
for any misbehaving, and never received a failing grade in school. Just
pushed forward with praise. That is what parents and teaches did to
these kids. Now that they are adults a lot of them are confused about
the real world. And have to be brought back into reality, some canít
handle reality and spend there time in parents basement with video
games. To retrain this group for a lot of jobs is a big challenge for a
lot of employees. Companies should value the employees they have because
a lot of the new generations are tender snowflakes. Some mills make it a
lot donít and never will. That is why a lot of manufacturing jobs go to
Asia and other countries. You have to show up at work and work to get
paid just not when you feel like it

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

Hey teach,I know several people furloughed that weren't called back! On
the mechanical side only a handful were called back out of hundreds laid
off and rumors of pending layoffs are spreading.

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

Your wrong if you think they can just take people off the street and
train them to do railway jobs. Iíve seen many do good on written exam.
But in the field clueless and the more time they get in out in the
field, still clueless and dangerous to themselves and others. Not every
hambergar flipper can be railroaders. Witnessed a lot of inept people in
the field. The most dangerous ones are the ones that think they know it
all,and have a closed mind that do more talking than listening.

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

Morons!!!

All Csx furloughed employees were called back. Your short because they
chose no to come back. As for the idiot who is complaint that there is
nothing but new men with no experience I guess you forgot you were new
at one time. DUH! They will learn just like everyone else has done. You
think you were a pleasure to work with in the beginning. Use some common
sense.

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

They cut so deep with employees in every department at cn cp. All the
people cut where fullly trained and had the experience. Now they have
no choice to hire people and they are taking on people with 0 skills
what so ever. So they get these people in the field they are just a
shadow employee till they get trained and are able to work safely on
there own. The rr get grant money from the goverment but it is a long
expensive process to get things going. Then a lot of these new people
pack it in after a year. Because they donít seeing themselfs working
those crazy hours. Now with the economy picking up there are a lot more
jobs to choose from. But one thing people have to realize employees and
investors. Is that this regime does not care about the future of CSX.
They will strip this company for all they can get out of it. Then they
will be on there marry way. It should be illegal what they are doing to
these companies. They canít move grain to port in Canada because they
sold off equipment and employees. It will take years for cn cp CSX. To
get back in the game after the raiders leave. The stock valuation is
false and your going to wake up one morning and see a correction with
stock value and itís not going to be pretty.

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

Management 

Here's and idea; call back furloughed employees before they decide
never to come back and stop blowing up my phone.  And these
motherfuckers want to cut more.

Name: Bob sugar 
E-mail: Imtalkingmoneyhoe
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

When are we getting this hourly rate ..cn and cp boys are rolling one
ton duellys ..we are pushing 1992 Ford rangers with expando foam as
body filler ..it's like we are the little brother that gets no
poontang ..while big brother is rattling the walls on lots of
hussies..vote Yes for hourly rate .. 

      sincerely rod tidwell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

The lawsuits rolled in all week.   T&E you have their attention.  If
anyone else is thinking about filing suit go for it.   Many Fmla suits
are being filed.  Don't be afraid or intimidated demand your rights.

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

2017 12 months of positive economic growth, they predict that growth for
2018. CSX has missed out on it. Losing customers that there business is
growing,CSX is not going to repeat the numbers of cn cp did. Because of
the track system lay out. It does not take a big brain to come into a
company and sell everything off and then cut staff. Pretty simple to
do. But I feel from what I have read that this could back fire on
mantle and Foote crowd. Where every where you look positive growth but
CSX is going in the opposite direction. Not very smart for long term
investors.

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2018

I started paying into pention at age twenty now retired while a lot of
friends still working. A defined pention plan is good if you have no
self control with money. But if you able to invest your money and not
be temper to touch the money. You can do very well. I did both have a
defined benefits plus my own investments. Life is pretty good ci feel
for those people that put nothing away for retirement. They thought
that day would never come but it comes fast.

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

L&N disp

You're correct. We had several safety strikes in the '90s only to
have court injunctions stopping it before picket lines could be set up.
Then CSX tried to sue the unions for the cost in which they lost. In
this political atmosphere today everything is in the corporations
favor. Trump closed his Atlantic City Casino then filed for bankruptcy
because the 1000 union employees tried to stop his contract violations.
He just wrote it off on his taxes. It wasn't the first time he screwed
people over. That's whose running this country today. 

To the person who said that Railroad Retirement wasn't worth it, you
haven't a clue what you're talking about. It's one of the few actual
retirements left in this country for blue collar workers. It is a
livable pension. Not only for the employee but also for their spouse. 

This isn't the first time railroaders have been under attack. We lost
over 2/3's of the workforce in the '80s & '90s to downsizing &
technology. The generation before mine lost jobs when it went from
steam to diesel. The union fight right now is to maintain 2 people in
the cab of the locomotive. Then must get Congress to create a law. Will
a Republican majority do the right thing? They didn't with Amtrak. They
allowed Engineer only on runs less than 6 hours.

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

LISTEN UP PEOPLE!!!!

You want to do something about the crap? You want to put the heat on
the "BOSS"?  Then you do it with the media. You do it with the
internet. You do it with this website. I can tell you without a shadow
of a doubt that the one thing that CSX does not want or will not
tolerate is BAD PUBLICITY! It's bad for business. It's bad for public
relations and it just plain outright bad for their image. They will
spend thousands on safety to look good for awards but they will spend
millions on their image and trying to protect it. What fourtune 500
company wants to do business with a company who looks inept as hell and
could be a threat to their image by doing business with them. I
personally have sat at the tables with public department heads and bad
publicity is a constant fear. You see and hear first hand what goes on.
You see the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. You see every
day the idiotic moves. You have the ability to let everuone know what is
really happening every day. You got names and places.  You have
incidents that happen. The tongue is mightier than the sword. The
internet is even worse. Be truthful. He honest. Don't blow things out
of proportion. Most of all don't be afraid to expose it! 
You want an example of what I'm talking about? There's an engine out
there that's being shuffled all over the system and has been for over
2 weeks now and.....hold on to you hats.....IT'S BEEN BROKE DOWN AND
TAGED OUT IS SERVICE TO BE REPAIRED THE WHOLE TIME! Why on God's green
earth would you drag a broke down locomotive that is of no use and dead
weight all over the place instead of sending it to the locomotive
repair shop. I can't think of one good reason to do something this
stupid unless people are so clueless of what's going on they have no
idea it's out there anymore!  No need to put the number of it because
shit is getting ready to hit the fan about it but it's just another
example of whats going on.  Get the idea now?

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

Well, no you can't.  Just as PATCO employees.  Before you could even
make a picket sign, there would be a Presidential injunction to put you
back to work...and if you refuse the Carrier would fire everyone of you.
Go ahead and try it.....If there is a safety problem notify the FRA.  Do
you even know the process of conducting a strike?  Yeah, go ahead and
strike without the union approval and then let me know how your job at
McDonald's is working out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

Bullshit!!!  We can strike over safety any time we want.  Look at their
record since Mental Ridge took over.

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

Yeah, or we can just pick a date range and not show up. Wouldn't waste
my time on the union. Oh and sure, they would fire every railroader?
Are you serious? Really, that's how you see it going down? They would
beg us to come back.

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

RE: Ape

You say the best way to get rid of Mantle Ridge is to strike.  Now, do
you even understand how and why you have the RIGHT to Strike.  Just
because you Don't like something DOES NOT give you the right to
strike.  You will be fired if you conduct a wildcat strike.  Do you
even work for the RR or been to a union meeting...??? Have you ever
filed a petition / notice to Strike the Carrier.  Do you understand
that it has to go through the National ...GEEZ SOME people bare so
clueless..

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

Hey APE, got news for you, itís now 9278 T&E out of 24000 total, with
plans for cutting 2000 a year over next 3 years. Hasnít been 15000
since CR/CSX merger.

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

A strike might not be the best way because there are rules against that,
but there isn't any rules against everyone being sick at the same time
for 3 days straight! Will they be suspicious of everyone being sick for
3 days? Yes. Will they know why we did it? Yes. Do we want them to know
why? Yes. Will they be able to prove who was really sick and who
wasn't? No. Could they afford to take everyone out of service for it?
Hell no. Could they target and punish some but not all? Yeah but
that's asking for a bunch of lawsuits.

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

Right on go for it. Start to organize the troops leaders  are needed
like you.

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

Fastest way to get rid of mantle ridge and get our railroad back is to
strike. From the overpaid board of directors down to the trainmasters,
the railroad can't survive without the people that actually move
freight. CSX only survives off the backs of railroaders. Without
railroaders there is no railroad. A strike would help everyone realize
that it is us that makes CSX work. It's easy to replace a few hundred
managers, try replacing 15,000 t/e employees, good luck. We can sit
back and let the rails rust for 3 days and see how quick they are to
get the point. Stock would plummet and investors would bail, that would
be the end of mantle ridge and the current board.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2018

Carl da Troof , well said ! Take your stock , benefits and job and shove
it! I can't wait to get the Fxxx out. Like you said most company
privateers either have no skill set to leave the company or they've
accepted that their life will suck for 40 years while they work at that
dump it reminds me of a bad marriage relationship where the woman says
she's only sticking it out for the kids only in this case people say
they're only sticking it out for the retirement and don't realize
it's not even worth it

Name: Carl da Troof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

CSX, I've worked for a lot of companies in my day but not one holds a
candle to you for all the wrong reasons.  Never did I think a company
could stoop to the low life policies you made and the tactics you
implemented to harass and intimidate workers.  This company is a
disgusting place to work.  What I find amazing is that the same people
who want to scream just quit most likely hate this company equally but
can't leave because they're trapped.  I wouldn't tell my worst enemy
to apply for a job with this company.  I feel sorry for people who put
up with the abuse.  Sooner or later you will beg to get good reliable
workers because no sane minded person will put up with this absurd shit
job.  Take your benefits and stock and shove it up your ass.  That goes
for Mantle Ridge, Harrison, Foote, Sanborn, Ward, and any piece of shit
executive that's been a part of that place for the last 15 years.  You
people are what's wrong with America.  Probably only got your
positions by sucking a fat one or off daddy's tit.  Nothing more than
the leftover shit off someone's shoe.  I hope one day all the hard
working railroaders finally revolt and hold all you accountable.  If
not I bet there's a special place on hold for you in hell where you
can all rot you greedy mfers.

Name: Bob Kennedy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Thought this site would actually be informative,  but I have come to
realize it is nothing but a bunch of psycho,  conspiracy theorists ...
they are selling this closing this. It's obvious no one knows anything
unless it happens.. I mean with these fools only worried about running
the stock prices up and the employees and customers in the ground thats
the only facts that we have at this time.

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2018

2018. CN hiring 800 trainmen.   CSX laying off and getting their ass
sued by customers and employees.      2022 prediction CSX will try to
recall furloughed men with no success and will be in the same situation
CN is in.    JX HQ full of puppets and thieves.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: Nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

I am educating CSX Management for a project in school.  

Dear Mr. Foote and all management hired by E. Hunter Harrison last year


I am a local railfan who is 14 and is NOT your employee/slave nor will
be part of the mess that you created at CSX. As you know, there is an
incident in the Kanawha River that is caused by your company in 2015
while Harrison was CEO of CP Rail. It spilled crude oil into the river
where the wildlife is easily affected. Although that the Train K080
(North Dakota-Yorktown, VA) is known for derailments in Lynchburg, VA a
year prior before this one. This ďaccidentĒ was located in the Town of
Mount Carbon in West Virginia along the New River Subdivision. This
ďaccidentĒ was caused by a broken rail as well as ice and snow. As a
result, the EPA ordered CSX to clean up the mess. In case this may
occur again which it will since your ďPrecision RailroadingĒ which is
known for causing service problems and Employees being rushed by an
even more stressful schedule, here are some options that you and your
environmental team can do to protect your environment for a better
tomorrow. 

The first option is to use Booms to contain the river before it
destroys more of the wildlife. You wonít be able to destroy the
environment more in the future. Although it may be an eyesore to some
people and can only remove some of the oil, resulting in minor damage
to wildlife. It wonít be effective to your company though as you will
have to clean up the mess that you cause. 

The Next Option is to use Chemicals. A Special kind of Chemical is used
to disperse the oil quickly although it canít be used on weathered oil.
However, it is expensive to clean up. Also, It may contaminate the
water supply in the future as well as cause more problems around its
environment. If it occurs, expect angry lawsuits where you lose in them
(which is to be expected) 

My Last option is to prevent more situations like the one in West
Virginia and Lynchburg. That option is to divert oil trains away from
the hard hit Appalachian coal routes unless very necessarily (NOT for
fastest route) or you can let your rival NS or pipelines to take full
credit of delivering your crude oil. The track condition shows that the
region is not suit for these types and diverting it to better conditions
can lessen the chance for an accident like this to occur. It could be a
problem somewhere else, but I do ensure that you wonít get sued by
angry people/employees more. Also, you may find a faster more reliable
route for them.

I suggest that you should use booms and the prevention method I
recommended. Even though that it wonít help your company, it can still
protect your already ruined reputation. I hope that you take these
options seriously in case another Mount Carbon occurred. Maybe that it
can be your only promise that you did not break.  

 

Sincerely,
Ely Carter-Williamson

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

Is TM Lyles in Louisville still doing conductor work or did he learn a
lesson? If he wants to throw switches maybe he should resign as TM and
be a conductor.

Name: Jens boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/03/12/nine-years-after-employees-drunken-driving-crash-bnsf-hopes-avoid-share-debt/403455002/

This could cut out all claims when they make up some BS rule breakage.

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

It was an article I lifted from the paper on pot in the work place. Why
is everyone a mole that posts article you donít like. Are you that
paranoid pal.

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

Pot

 apparently you are already smoking it.  Alcohol is legal but not
allowed to use while working. Pot wont be allowed either. Are you
really that brain dead? Why such a stupid post. You a mole? CSX not
liking the post about their inept work order departments. Maybe don't
like the suggestions that we all start doing observation testing and
start taking notes on the harassment and favoritism shown by
supervisors. Or maybe its the post on the bogus information being put
in the on boards.

Name: Pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

After July 1 2018 pot is legal in Canada. If your nineteen you can by it
legally and smoke it. So railroader that are in a safety sensitive
position. On there days off smoke a joint or go to a party and breath
it in.one joint can stay in the body for 30 days the more body fat and
the longer it stays in you. Pot is not water soluble you canít flush it
out with water. It stays in fat cell for a long time. Wonder how the
railways are going to deal with it. And you can legally have in your
possession 30 grams of pot.

Name: 
E-mail: Job cuts
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2018

CSX has confirmed that they want to cut another4200 jobs by 2020. You
are not special you are not valued employee. Why does any discipline
that the company dishes out surprise you. They are looking for ďCAUSEĒ
to fire you, if they canít find cause they can pull you out of service
for the smallest detail. Itís not fair but that is what they are doing.
Did it at cn cp. CSX is not any different. If they can can fire you for
cause they save big bucks in the long run. You can be a model employee
they still have you in there sites. To CSX management it is just
business. There stock is slowly on the rise and in companies mind they
are are doing the right thing.

Name: 0za123
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

The c&ei is up for sale, from East Haley to Woodland Jct

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

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/03/13/more-than-100-former-employees-sue-csx.html


Get some sue CSx and their managers who had a hand in this outrage

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

I read the names and accident details, of cause of fatalityís. Myself I
have had close calls and got lucky Iím not dead. With all these changes
at the railway it causes stress, and thinking of other issues. It just
takes one distracted moment and it could all be over. And on the
railway it would have to be the worst way to go. I know of a few young
people that got it between the couples. And they lived for eight hours
one three hours. One friend went over detail at night. Car tipped on
him the sill step pinned him at the abdomin. They got his wife and
priest. Gave last rights wife said good bye. When they lifted the car
off him he passed. He had four months till retirement. It will never
happen to us right. Take your time to do your job safely, I been to
many wrecks and accidents and they never leave your mind when you see
fellow worker dead.

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

Don't hold your breath waiting on the union to do something it
"should".

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

If CSX puts hourly wage on the table, your local and national reps.
Should hold meetings at each local union hall and explain how this will
affect each and every dues paying member. It is the unions duty, to do
this for the members and the union can even offer a directive on how to
vote. Because Iím sure they know how it has affect d members at  other
carriers. The last thing the union wants is to lose paying members.
Everything else you hear is hear say gossip.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Regulator operator dead. Details not fully known yet. Less than a year
from retirement. Keep working fucked up schedules with little or no
family time or personal business/medical time without points being
assessed. Keep talking about cutting more jobs off this year Foote and
Hunter's personal queer Mark Wallace. Its the culture they say.

And the unions say.......? Yes, silence is deafening!! Everyone ought
to picket our reps and General Chairman's house. Dont know which are
the bigger jokes, Perry Geller and Freddie Simpson, or us for paying
dues for nothing!

Name: Due diligence 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

Do what is required of you nothing more nothing less. Do only what you
are instructed to do. Do not help the company out, give them factual
information let them decide on your moves. You still work under a
collective agreement and it stands till your contract expires. Follow
all the rules never argue with management,unless your life or others
lives are in danger. Follow all the rules and you should not get nailed
for insubordination. I always made it clear, to the guys the management
team get paid the big bucks to make decisions and manage people. The
days of you scratch my back I scratch your back are gone. Donít be the
hero it will get you nowhere. CSX management is still trying to roll
out Hh progressive rr plan. There going to make mistakes, donít put
yourself in a position to get blamed for there mistakes. And do not
offer solutions or suggestions to there problems.

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

When the brass in the ivory tower put out bullitens and policy, it
sounds great but they donít know the full extent of railroading. Thatís
why lower management try to tweek everything with oral instructions.
Fuck them go by the book.

Name: Safe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2018

Stick with the program they set out bullitens and officially release
instructions. Hearsay means nothing. In a court of law paper trumps
hearsay always. If some clown tells you to go against company policy. I
would challenge it. When your on the mat and have to go for statements.
They always push policy. A managers directive can be denied and no
proof you where told by manager. Go by the book with these guys. Trust
me pulled out of service twice. Fired once returned all three times,
they played the game with me abitrator went by the book I won.

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

Hopefully Foote will die.  And all CEO 's working for Mental Ridge
will.  Perfect Karma.

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

Foote and the A team do not give two hoots about CSX. He is getting his
orders from mantle ridge. So if your an employee expect the companies
decision making is to benefit mantle ridges share holders. As an
employee you are just a pawn in this game,the company could care a less
about any of your grievances or working conditions. If the Foote A team
can eat your lunch they will, to them they could care a less if your a
good employee or bad employee. You are a deficit  to the company. You
are working for a group that cares about one thing mantle ridge and
themselfs. The time they are with CSX donít expect anything else. If
you can avoid the job cuts your doing good. After this raid on CSX by
this group and only after they leave CSX, will there be change. It took
about seven years after Hh left cnrail that change is starting to
happen. My gut tells me that Foote is going to fail rolling out Hh
plan, and getting positive results he will crash and burn or board of
directors will try and can him.

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

Safety Always,  Safety First,  NO JOB IS SO IMPORTANT NO SERVICE SO
URGENT - THAT WE CANNOT TAKE TIME TO PERFORM ALL WORK SAFELY,  etc.

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

Hh and Foote plan is to streamline CSX by running north to south with
the hot traffic. It looks good on paper for the share holders. And
exclude any branchline or intercepting lines. That involve a drag train
that has to do a lot of switching and going out of the way for the
customer. These lines and customers are profitable and where the bread
and butter for the railways. But the volume is not there to get get
fast huge profit. By taking these lines out of there plan. They donít
have to show any delays equipment or crew issues. They just want to
present the nice stuff to the share holders. Drive the share price up
and get the hell out. Because the plan they want  present to the share
holders will not hold up for long because they are not generating
customer revenue. The only thing falsely supporting that they are
making a profit is cutting staff and selling assets. And that will not
last long doing that. They know that to continue making profit you have
to retain the customers you have and getting new customers. You donít do
this by selling your equipment and rail lines. Cn rail is finding this
out today to stay with customer demand. They have to spend millions of
dollars to stay in business. Hh and Foote sold all cn assets that they
could to get share price up. Then sell the stock and move to the next
victim company  They made millions at the price of turning cn into a
skeleton railway from the big company it once was. Now they are
repeating these practices at CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Dreamer,

You should consider resigning with an attitude like that.

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

i want to see Foote and friends try there new plan just to watch it
fail.

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

Loco

We knew things would change when prior rights LE's & Conductors
retired. They tried getting one extra board etc... at my terminal about
a decade ago but couldn't because there were still those protected
under prior rights on a subdivision. It'll change in the next couple
years when the last retire there are only 5 left on 2 subdivisions.
That still doesn't stop CSX from moving jobs or abolishing jobs. The
road switchers are now run on ID's out of another terminal and it's
taking 3 crews to get it 236 miles. CSX did away with the freight pools
on one sub then created 2 jobs that work up to 12 hour shifts to re-crew
hogged trains and whatever CSX wants. We heard the rumors years ago of
one board. That you won't know what you're working till getting
called. I guess that's become a reality.

Name: Trying times
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Like I said Foote is a bean counter. He is getting his ideas from some
so called experienced manager planners. What ever they roll out, there
plans are going to be full of holes. Then it is back to the drawing
board. Kick back watch the gong show, because lots of screw ups coming.

Name: Let me know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Then once they qualify everyone on half of the next guys territory, and
perfect that plan for a few months, then the next big cut will be crews
because they'll have one crew moving 3-4 trains. Sure, they'll have to
pay up at first, but that's why they want the hourly rate. Let me know
what you see out there. We need to keep everyone informed so people
know what they're really voting for if this hourly crap comes around
for a vote. Greed will probably win for those that know they're safe,
but we can only hope it doesn't

Name: Let me know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Is anyone seeing different trains on your sub that weren't there
before? Seeing other ones disappear? Part of the short turnaround plan
hh was talking about required an equal amount of trains going each
direction. I think that's being experimented with right now. They need
a big cut like hotel stays being gone to make numbers look good for the
next quarter. We have new trains here, and some existing ones that went
to Willard, are now going towards Columbus with Willard freight?? Other
train symbols have disappeared again, and somereturned. Some days
trains are called equally spaced for the whole day. For this to work,
you might see some trains with 30 cars and others with 180. Let us know
if you see anything like this

Name: Cn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2018

I loved it when I read the article of a majority of layed off cn
conductors. Turned down a recall. So now they are hiring like crazy,
and out of all the ones they train will pack it in with in the first
year. I witnessed that at cp. It is sending the railways a message,
some of the new people said when they hired on under Hh. Itís seems
they want to fire me and I donít really have my foot in the door. So
many where called for work a resigned right on the phone. With trump
getting jobs back in the USA and economy looking up. I think other than
the money railroad jobs will not look so attractive. Social media
changes every thing,young people know how to find information now on
anything. Maybe in future railways will treat employees as an asset
like they did years ago .

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

RRJIM 

Jesus man. We all know what it's about. We know the long hours. We
know the hard work . Stop with your old head preaching. You had your
bitchers working with you just like we all do now. You act like we
don't know what this is about. What we have a problem with is the new
Nazi coming in and sitting behind closed doors with the union
horsetrading our way of railroading for the last 20 years I've been
out here. Screw this combining all jobs. Screw taking away our choices.
This is all we have. Our so called union supposedly backed it to begin
with so we could make choices. Can't get a damn day off without a
seniority fight. Can't get a damn PB day unless you suck someone. Take
a sick day and rack up points. Get 4 points but only get 3 back. Being
able to move from road to yard or yard to local to make choices for
your family situation is all we got. Seniority and choices of jobs is
all we have. If we lose this we are FUCKED. Every time the phone rings
it will be a damn game of Russian roulette. Puller today,12 hr local
tomorrow,road trip the next, road switcher the next and on and on. How
the hell does anyone plan anything with this shit.it's called an extra
board. You do your time work your way up and earn the right to have some
say so about your life. Sorry your time sucked. Sorry you didn't get
choices. We got them and we paid a shit load of union dues to get it.
What are the shit load of union dues going to pay for now. A damn
houlry rate with slave chains! They've been pissing on our agreements
bad for the last 10 years, but now it's worse than ever. We have a
right to bitch about that!

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

Loco

Do you really have 20-30 years? It doesn't sound like it. Long hours?
You work for the railroad what did you expect. If you want 40 hours a
week go work a yard job. I know people that made it a career. The road
has always been feast or famine. You either work a lot with long hours
away from home or bitching because you're not getting out. Such is the
life of a railroader. That has never changed no matter whose running
things.

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

Don'tcare

I was making around $90,000-$110,000 on those runs back 10 years ago
(retired in 2010). It all depends on how many starts in a half. One of
the biggest deductions out of the paycheck after taxes is for the
retirement. It's well worth it. Plus I put in 15% for the BLE 401K.
Union dues & job protection insurance were tax deductible along with
road meal allowances that was a plus. Railroad can be a difficult life.
We just accepted it as a way of life. In most cases railroad came first.
Maybe that's lost today. Most of those I worked with came from railroad
families a lot of them were 3rd & 4th generation. Myself my father was
career military not much different.

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

Tax cut for corporations equals jobs cuts @ 
CSX. MAGA!!!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Blah blah blah yeah you're right just keep following orders from the
kapo's they're looking out for us Trump's in it for the money right

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

Political blah blah 

The damage is done. The white house is full of crap from the potus on
down. Now blah blah till the cows come home. It's not going to change
a damn thing Foote and his money hungry greedy little bench men are
going to do. You think they give a rat's but what trump or his cronies
are doing this morning. It's business as usual and that means chopping
us to death and screwing our eyeballs out. Conforming his little flock
of sheep. Send a letter to congress. See how far that gets you! We're 
going to lose our work protection,seniority and any quality of life we
have left. No job choices. Higher union dues. Longer hours. Whipped
like a mule. What for? Some idiots who think an hourly rate quote looks
good on paper in front of their faces. A bunch of retards who can't see
a bait and switch scheme right in front of their faces. Type of men that
buy a new car with the company discount with dealer cuts and a coupon
then after they add the wheel tax, top coat, shipping tax, etc...end up
paying full cost anyway! Unions going to get rich off this and have less
claims to deal with because our rights to work with some control will be
gone. This is gonna be the biggest mistake union members have ever made
in this business if we let it happen.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Well they're smart guy who do you think pays the taxes that's right
you and me so the next time some dumbasses from the union come in and
start talking about taxing the company all they're talking about doing
is tax and you and me. Production Cost Plus profit equals sales price
when they say we're going to tax the company they're just making you
and me pay more

Name: CSX from cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TaNeam-J-g#  Footed maintance plan for
csx

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

Mr. Nelson the Feds even have codes for the illegal circuits being used.


6. Confirmed* warning time less than 20 seconds.
7. Confirmed* no warning.
K. Warning time less than 20 seconds attributed to signals timing out
before trainís arrival at the crossing/island circuit.
L. Warning time less than 20 seconds attributed to train operating
counter to track circuit design direction.

Name: Don'tcare
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

RRJIM

Our longest run is 226 and no one is making near that much. 110 
Max if that much. after they tax it take out union dues and medical
premiums bring home is a joke. But it's a living. Pays better than
alot of others but has a lot of sacrifices for it. Giving up work
rights and seniority for a piddly raise they will tax to death and
raise union dues on just isn't worth it. Just going to have to see
what the union does to us then decide . Leave or stay.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

To Foote,
                Who did you think elected our new CEO?
The answer is none other than the board itself, which is run by Paul
Hilal and Mantle Ridge. Theyíre not going anywhere for 3 1/2 more
years. Sorry boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

American worker

 So your saying tax reform is good for the American worker not in the
1%, Lol. Go hang out in your bunker full of guns, because the Dems want
to take that away to.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Everyone seems to be worried about greedy CEOs where's the concern for
greedy fat cat demnrat politicians who sold all our jobs to NAFTA and
then come back and shake your hand and tell you how hard they're
working for you against the evil Repubicans

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

Employers can deny perfect 
attendance awards to employees who take FMLA leave (and thus are
absent) as long as they treat employees taking non-FMLA leave the same
way.


LCs off  Union buisness do they get Their CAPS reduced when laying
off?
If so CSX is in violation with their caps policy.

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

This is the future regardless if we go hourly or not. They want to
streamline trains cutting the damn fat past management created so damn
worried about safety they forgot how to run trains. That's why our
stock was worth 20$ the last decade.

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

Csx turned our freight pool into a quick turn around to cut back on
crews and hotel stays. Fuckem, I'll work the yard before I got for 12
hrs for 200 miles. Probably end up paying child support now I'm
fucked.

Name: BillyJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Sad

What are you talking about?  No more hotel stays.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

I was pulled OOS for alleged Fmla misuse over Christmas.   I've 
recently been marked back up and working.   CSX  kangaroo court found
me guilty of misuse but reinstated me with time served.   I did not
sign a waiver.   I'm posting this because I know some were pulled out
and were terminated.    If I'm found guilty just like my co worker. 
Why are some reinstated and others let go?  My understanding is there
are multiple law firms working on bringing suit over this matter.   I
for one will seek reimbursement decided by a court for their blatant
disregard of my protected leave.  My lawyer and I have decided to file
suit against CSX and multiple individuals.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Well looks like foote is supositly at avon today an there is a mess of
cars layingon the side whos getting cutoff today

Name: Dave dudley
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JrHglmdhTKc#

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

Just found out no mo hotel stays. What do I tell my AFHT wife.

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

Earnings on the railroad is up to the individual. You can be a slacker,
middle of the road, or a hoghead. Line I worked a LE is making around
$135,000-$150,000 a year on a 234 mile ID run with 6 turns a half. CSX
is offering temporary transfers seeing they're short handed.
Apparently most of those who got furloughed didn't come back. No
problem. Furloughs are way of life on the railroad till one gets
seniority. Some can handle it some can't. It's not an easy life.
Management comes management goes. We've seen good ones we've seen the
bad. It's just a game, it always been Us vs Them. Change is never easy
but one must adapt. Play their game use it to your advantage. Most
times their way puts money in your wallet.

Name: Use your brain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo Money your a moron .. if you are not making a decent living with what
you make out here now then 48 to 50 dollars an hour is still not going
to be enough for you stop living outside your means you need a new job.
I am not saying that we are not underpaid we are but all you guys that
want hourly are ignorant.  Yea who in their right mind wouldn't want
to make 48 to 50 dollars an hour but look past the dollar signs, This
company is not dumb they know what they are doing.  D

Name: Full of it mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo money your a shit disturber, a majority of employees are not voting
for hourly wage and giving up work rules. Only a fish like you will
fall for the bait. They can try taking it away but we are not giving it
away.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

https://youtu.be/mMlmjXtnIXI

Watch death by China documentary every American worker needs to watch
this and understand why they can't find a good job

Name: Mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

I bring up hourly rate with everyone I work with. Maybe 1 in 10 disagree
with it. So when it passes don't think a not voted ballot means guys
were to lazy. They just want it too so no need to vote and your ballot
will be counted as a yes. SHO ME THE MONEY !

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

I can't stand the the GC.  The company tells them they are gonna issue
coordination notices if we don't take the the CSRA outside of national
handling.  Over 90% of our local membership voted it down but we still
got because the arbitrator said if it's good enough for them then
it's good enough for us.  We had different local agreements that it
supersedes that it made it not worth taking.  I could see another vote
like that over an hourly rate.  Barely passes on little more then half
the locals but fails miserably on the rest.in turn gives us an hourly
rate that 75% of the membership didn't want.

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

Hourly rate?  Its funny how a lot of railroaders post on this site
blaming the union for talking to the carrier.  In case you have
forgotten, WE are the union, and a union is only as strong as its
members.  I really don't care what the GC negotiates.   Its up to the
members to get off the toilet and vote them down!  Every contract you
have the opportunity to vote it down, and see what the carrier is
willing to come back with.  After every contract the guys start
screaming about the raw deal they got, and then the numbers come out
showing how many people who didn't vote.  You have nobody to blame but
yourself if you don't vote!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Well there Billy bad azz....who do you think has been watching out for
"workers" ? The ones that signed NAFTA right ? Stop getting marching
orders from morons that laugh at you after you leave the room and do
some research on who's really looking out for workers

Name: Embarrassed 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

Some of you guys are making us look like we're idiots with you totally
bullshit posts. Sleep 4 hours....no hotel provided...give me a break. I
hope anyone with some sense outside of the RR knows your full of bs. And
these are but a few examples. And the Canadian guys just need to stay
the hell off of here.

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

Crew Dispatcher


Whys don't you tell us where this happened. What terminal did this
happen at. Who was the superintendent? It wont hurt to throw names out
there. They don't know who you are. I hope the guy filed retaliation
charges against management. Hope he called the FRA and filed a
complaint. I would have filed ethics charges of retaliation. No way in
hell it was just a coincidence. So where did this happen? It pisses the
hell out of them when you shop power that is FRA defective and could be
considered dangerous to use further down the road. You make calls. You
have phone numbers for FRA inspectors. If you are in that situation
CYA!!!!  Call the fra mechanical inspector and tell him what happened.
Leave a trail.

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

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48672

We will all be reading this story in The United States in a couple of
years.   Same game plan at CSX that failed at CN and CP.  They legally 
rape and plunder all assets and leave a proffitable company in disarray.
 We can't legally strike but these hoods can pull this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Terminating men for over speed.
Down loading locomotive for not going fast enough in yard tracks. 
Down loading engines because hear say.
Low on man power
Twist agreement to suit carrier needs 
Show up on rest while working extra board
Forces to away from home terminal yet carrier says you canít stay at
hotel and you will not get three hour call but you have to show up on
rest. I know men who are getting less than 4 hours sleep because of
this and working 18 plus hours daily due to driving and working 12
plus.
It seems to me the CN is probably a good place to work now since we got
all there incompetent managers. Local Trainmaster are scared to death no
balls. 
Iíve come to the conclusion that termination is imminent so why worry
about it.
From what Iíve seen itís not to this level everywhere.
FRA defect found reported mechanical said do not move locomotive
Trainmaster said take it until he heard what mechanical said then he
was told to download locomotive from assistant super and find something
anything the engineer did wrong in 12 hour trip and charge him.
As any railroader knows if they download looking they will find
something I donít care how good you are.  This place is an awesome job.
I wish they would hurry up and get stock price up from there liquidation
sale so they can move on and the railroad can get back to railroading

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2018

Indiana next four years
12 projects already have gates so that's $3.5 million fraud.
40 sets of flashing lights needlessly changed and we will pay for them
to be stolen.
$320,000 for CLOSED crossing
-0- trains a day getting gates
$340,000 for one crossing which is # 6,384 on the priority list it
would take over 8,000 years for a collision .
Millions just go poof with no accountability.
https://www.in.gov/indot/files/STIP_2018-2021_project_listing_initial.pdf
59 entries under railroad protection

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Csx leases the w&a anyway . They donít own it.

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

Easy M

Kick back and enjoy time off.  You be back sooner than u thank.   You
be richer for it.   Lot of mofos be getting that ass sued.   My lawyer
gots a whole list of names I be suing my TM is listed too.   What be
funny time the suit gets filed he might be already gone or fired.

Name: Feete
E-mail: Hq@jax.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

We heard you men loud and clear in the field.   We have started to take
actions on your ongoing request.  

Labor asked for a new attendance policy.  We came up with the new
cutting edge CAPS policy.


Labor asked to control moves.  We gave them the Bid System.

Labor asked to make their sick brothers work just as mush as the rest
of us have to.  We are currently unjustly bringing the hammer down on
fmla. (Please be a good employee and report anyone you don't like who
might be abusing their leave)

Labor asked for more starts.  We are cutting the pools.

This and many more changes are coming.  Only because we consider every
employee as an asset and value their input.

Thank You
Be safe
Jay Feete esq

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2018

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.  Robert is a former cable installer.  He now has a felony
record.

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

The whole FMLA debate is crazy! Cindy Sanborn started the letter a
couple years ago about telling on your fellow brothers to become
qualified medical doctors and rattling them out if you believed they
were abusing it or not! There are people like myself that has it for
Fibromyalgia and for my wife with fiber neuropathy! Pray for us with
medical issues during these hard times at CSX! And donít judge others

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

http://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/court-of-appeals-upholds-m-verdict-against-bnsf-for-terminating/article_ac75cde0-030a-5394-8e14-f7261fef577b.html

So how does the FRA find 375 violations if they did their free
inspection job to start with?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

No way they can sell the L & N and W&A . Thatís not even logical .

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

Ape


Boy you are a showing your arss hole side.  I will remember how
unneeded I am and how good that computer is when it stops the train and
goes and secures the side doors that fell off while it was running. How
about when there is an electrical surge and the breakers keep tripping
and it has to reset it. Or maybe when it hits one of the many rough
spots from hell in the rail and the horn button along with the wiring
falls out and short circuits . I guess it can override that until
someone puts it back together with duct tape and wires from the hot box
tags. No time to list all the manual labor and techniques used my
numerous engineers over the years to patch up an fix the rolling pieces
of junk on the rails. But then there is an upside to it.  The company
cant blame the engineer for the shit that goes wrong and then bitch
because your trip was longer than expected!  Go argue with the
computer!

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/train-hits-tanker-truck-carrying-gallons-of-hydrochloric-acid-solution/article_2c18e4c2-2159-11e8-ae33-1bb887067f97.html#disqus_thread

NS crew gives CSX loco a acid bath.Typical public crossing recorded as
a private crossing with multiple collisions.

367874U
40.0156944,-79.9765495

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2018

Actually there are trains without engineers, they are called autonomous
trains. The technology has been around since the 60's and in some
countries this is how they operate. The biggest problem here is that
the tracks go over public road crossings. Anything an engineer does to
make a train go forward, backward, stop, blow a horn, or ring a bell, a
computer can do. A computer can't yet replace an engineer because a
computer doesn't recognize a car stuck on the tracks ahead. 
If there is any job that can't be replaced by computers or robots it
is the yard switchman. Loose your ego, you don't have some special
skill that makes you irreplaceable.

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

CSX might not need a clerk. CSX might not need a yard master. CSX might
not need  a trainmasters. CSX might not need a RFE. CSX might not need
a terminal manager. CSX might not need a computer tech. CSX might not
need a benefits manager. CSX might not need utility man. CSX might not
need employee availability specialist.  CSX might not need a rules
department.  CSX might not need Fmla department. CSX might not need a
payroll department. CSX might not need customer service center.  

BUT UNTILL THERE IS NOT A RAILROAD or R2D2 IS AT THE CONTROLS.  THOSE
BITCHES IN FLORIDA NEED A LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR.   

Mantle Ridge are legal criminals.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2018

Informant is right, the union canít do much about changes. The union can
only put in grievances when the company violates the collective
agreement. And put out local fires before it , canít be settled and
goes to abitration. My experience with this management. They donít care
about the collective agreement. They just do what they want and say just
grieve it. They know how long it takes for issue to go to arbitration.
So if you feel wronged you still have to follow instructions from the
company and just put grievance in. And the union has many grievances.
And as we move forward less money to fight because all union due payers
are being laid off or fired. CSX cuts from 29000 to 21000 that is a lot
of union dues lost. So union has to watch there spending also. It will
be interesting what new contracts will look like at the end of all
this.

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

Besides the tax payer $1.5 Billion GOFUNDME FRA free inspection account

https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/fhwa_fy2017_budget.pdf

Looks like a another $114 million gofundme account just for the hell of
it. Guess these suckers never read the Constitution part about tax funds
for PRIVATE business is a no-no.

...In addition, a State may use up to 10 percent of its total NHFP
apportionment each year for certain freight intermodal or freight rail
projects. Our FY 2017 request is a slight decrease over the FY
2016 enacted level of $1.14 billion...

Name: The Informant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Inside info: you may have heard of more cuts to come, thatís an
understatement. You are also going to be forced to hourly. Sadly, your
ďvotesĒ are as irrelevant as the unions you pay for representation. As
for the sale of some CSX properties and trackage: a few short lines
have bids that are already known about, however, there is a class 1
with a recent bid that apparently, by the amount of the bids, will
clearly win those. I canít say at this point who and which lines due to
only a few people are aware of this. It will be out soon enough. I can
tell you a decent size short line (whoís salary is subpar) has a bid in
for the L&N and W&A. Good luck.

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

Think about the position the railway safety baboons are in. 9 to 5 job
big gold letters out side there office. Expense account company car and
nice pention plan. And six figures pay.They are paid spin doctors, to
cover up any liability by the railway in an accident and they get extra
koodooís if the vehicle operator dies. Dead men or women tell no tails.
Case closed till next one railway ends up being the victim in these
accidents so they sue insurance company that insured the vehicle owner.
Another successful day at the office. Canít wait for my performance
bonus. Better take a month off with pay that was a stressful one !!!!!

Name: Jon Brawn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2018

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/37649362/officials-tractor-trailer-hit-by-train-in-laurens-county

officials-tractor-trailer-hit-by-train-in-laurens-county

1305 0.007736 634101N CSX SC LAURENS WOODRUFF SC 92 0 0 0 0 0 GT 6 1 40
YES 2 660
Google map location 34.6346030,-81.9756060

How is it possible to have a HUMPED crossing on a S.C. NUMBERED
highway? No hump signs on one side and hump signs on the other. No hump
signs on any of the railroad pre crossing signs. Railroad crossing
design calls for level road for 30 feet on both sides of the crossing
---PROBABLY TO KEEP TRAINS FROM HITTING HUNG UP VEHICLES ONE WOULD
THINK>
Quick Operation Lifesaver come in and cover up.
Then you have Fred Flinstone train brakes and the curves in the track
both ways not trimmed so the 40 mph train can see the crossing the 50
feet to get stopped sooner.

Time to clear house of the railroad safety baboons who are obviously
deep in the railroads pocket and need set free.

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

Engineer
Perfect post! Run copies of the PTC situation and file. RRs HATE
records!
This also improves public relations.

RRJIM
Figured you knew this wasn't Pines. 

Pines imposter
I know it's hard to not fire back on posts against you, but try
integrity. Ignore the slander and don't fire back.  This just excites
mole hunters to death. Would CSX waste money to have someone monitor
this site for news worthiness?
I don't troll looking for RR accidents I depend on you and others on
derailments. Why? 
I'm a railroader and enjoy the information to keep up. The PTC is one.
I'm concerned about PTC but don't know enough about it.

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

Yes go fund me accounts, we live in an age now where we have
professional victims. They know how to work the crowds so to speak. No
one is accountable anymore for there own actions and they are being
compinsated for it. A person texting runs into the side of a train.
Happened where I work a semi driver texting runs into side of switcher.
No fault insurance fully covered for his injury. They the insurance
company just bump up our premiums to make up for it. Mexican truckers
come up here canít read or write english. And donít have to have same
training as American truckers. A woman canít support herself so she has
five kids. We will pay for it. And so on victims.

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

A lot on here most likely don't know that they have a life insurance
policy ($20,000) working for the railroad. It's part of the contract.
Retirees have a $2000 life insurance policy through Met Life. 

In the case of the motorcycle rider if he had full coverage insurance a
basic policy would pay up to $50,000. If he had 6 kids and a wife he
should of definitely had some sort of life insurance. If a semi hit him
then that's a lawsuit. 

Today it's to easy to ask for handouts. No one takes personal
responsibility these days. I see it on the news just about every night
house fire, car accident involving injury or death, shootings etc... at
the end of the story a GoFundMe account has been established. Whatever
happened to families taking care of each other? Seems people don't
have any shame these days.

I know it's not the real Pines. He asked legit questions in which I
gave him an answer. He can disagree which reminds me of the real Pines.
Maybe it's the Son of Pines. lol

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

Now did the motorcycle rider that was killed. Did he has the proper
licence to operated the motor bike, did he have the proper insurance ?.
Was he legally in the USA. If he had insurance his family should be ok
with money from insurance etc. What if he hit and hurt someone with out
insurance. It sounds to me from your story that he was not properly
insured. Thatís why they have insurance for accidents.

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

People post on here that is not a safety issue because they checked
wrong box. Have done it myself. No harm done,if it upsets you there are
medication to help you.

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

Semi trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroad.  They need to fine
each trucking company 1 million dollars for each accident.   This will
wake up The DOT  and trucking industry!  They are nothing but murders
on our streets... 
1/5 of these bozos kill people...Why are they allowed on our streets.
They cause massive potholes that destroy cars and cause wrecks!!!!  We
are getting changed money out The yazoo and we have to make it up at
The checkout lane ...We need to get extra taxes from The trucking
industry to make up for what they destroy. Tax The The HELL  out of
tbem.....,.

.,,!!!!!!!!!    CASE IN POINT

The grieving widow of a man killed in a motorcycle accident has asked
the community for help as she struggles to give the beloved father of
six a proper burial.

"Alone and not being able to help my kids move forward...I get mad
with myself," Maria Moreno said in Spanish.

Her husband, Omar Moreno, was riding his motorcycle from Harbor Drive
onto Vestra Street Monday when, as he was turning left, a semi-truck
hit him. He was pronounced dead shortly after. 

Maria and her husband had been married for 16 years. She describes Omar
as a thoughtful husband and great father who was the primary breadwinner
of the family, working hard to support them.

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

FRA  

still turning off the PTC when dispatch doesn't have time to deal with
it. Not using my phone to make the calls. We just got a new bulletin out
that allows us to run without any PTC in PTC territory over 20 miles and
along side other trains without it. Old bulletins that came out last
quarter said we couldn't go over 20 miles into PTC territory without
active PTC and in the same area with other trains not activated. We
were all doing it from day one until this new notice came out. Why
bother with a new bulletin that just gives us permission to do what we
were doing anyway.  Do you people ever watch what is going on!

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

You must be far lefty, trying to control free speech. Guy ask question
on this part of site, so what answer him on other site. As soon as
someone says something that is not to your liking,must be company mole.
Your to easy!!!

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

WELL CRAP !!!! I was thinking RRJIM was RRJIM who was finally makin
sense. But WAIT !!!! Maybe he is RRJIM since the poster who claims he
aint is posting anything but safety on a safety site. Guess I'll go
with RRJIM since he's posting about safety on the safety site and
gooood posts. Guess if you're posting anything but safety or Maybe
filthy garbage posts you MUST be a mole trying to stop bad stuff about
CSX coming out.
Pines post facts please don't give a MOLE a cause to tie up the site.
Bad poster I'm sending the Hit Man after you. Keep it up!!!!

Name: Mouth piece
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

An LC knows how to speak out of both sides of his mouth. He tells the
membership one thing at the same time tells management another story.
That way keeps everyone thinking ,and the heat off himself. It like
getting stopped in an alley by gang bangers, you come up with the story
for the moment to save your ass.

Name: Gov money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2018

Donít you ever wonder how a ordinary working stiff that gets elected
into congress etc. As a middle class person. And comes out the other
end a millionaire  it is called kick backs etc. And they figure out how
to make the practice legal.

Name: Lc to manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

Well I donít know if this will help you, why a lc would cross the floor.
But at cp the LC had his day shift ,forty hour a week in his own office
to work on union issue. Then Hh put the local union reps. On the floor
working and only gave them eight ours a week to do union business. And
Hh made them do statements in the after hours so it would not interfere
with his floor time. That lasted for months till union was able to
restore there forty hour week union business and not have to work the
floor. Full time union business. We had guys cross the floor they are
and have always been self serving. And the guys that crossed the floor
from union to management, where fired with in a year.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2018

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2018/03/02/community-grieves-after-amtrak-crash/#comment-12550

Well RR Jim---The picture shows the train which requires a video
recorder and black box gone since the gates are up. It take the NTSB a
week to find it?

The black box is chicken scratches on graph paper like a lie detector
---How hard to make a program to FIT the railroad excuse pulled out of
a file cabinet?

$1.5 BILLION go-fund-me account the railroads have every year for free
inspections while the railroads send people to the unemployment
line.Probably another BILLION for all the other BS.

What if just lay huge fines on the railroads when they screw up and
$1.5 billion out of the tax-payers pocket be put on crossing
signals--video.

Railroaders don't find it strange $1.5 Billion for the Federal
Railroadbought Association and 1/6th just $250 million for crossings
which half is stolen/wasted?

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Is this "CSX SUCKS!" or "CSX'S CUCKS!" ??Accepting shittier and
shittier working conditions and even defending the company? You cant
fix stupid.

 "There's class warfare alright, but it's my class, the rich class
that's making war, and we're winning." -Warren Buffett

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

GOD NO!! 

Please dont let there be an imposter RRJIM now.  I can't believe the
real one would bother to engage the imposter pines! An old head on the
railroad with so many years of experience would know better! We need
another csx mole on here distrating us from the serious shit we got
going on. Is there a shortage of rocks or something? Like crabs trying
to find a new shell?

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Pines

It's a simple download to a laptop etc... Same goes for the black box
info. It's not like it was at the bottom of the ocean or shifting
through wreckage to retrieve. I don't think there would of been any
attention to a similar situation. 300 Congressional Republicans got all
the press. I did think it was BS when the families of the trash truck
driver & passenger were asking for donations on the local news with a
GoFundMe account. They were in the wrong, so they ask for handouts.
Unreal!!!!!!!

Name: Well said
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

I started the railway in1981 at age twenty. Received all my training
threw the company, the pay check was put in my account on time all the
time. Payed   into pention plan all those years now retired. It was an
interesting career glad I was able to stick with it. I have friends
that went to university, and had big student loans to pay back. And
most never found employment till there late twenties after they
graduated. And the funny thing is most never found work in the field
they went to school for. You would be surprised how many people end up
working on the railroad, because they canít find work in there field of
training. But lucky for them the railway recognized they where smart and
promoted them in a position with the company. Fact only two percent of
people that graduate from college find work in the field they trained
for. You would be surprised how many people regret going to university
racking up big student loans and getting late start in the work force.
And they where led to believe with there degree that they would be
making big bucks. And most will never retire as early like RR employees
do. Working at the railway can be a good choice with benefits and
pention,and good income. The biggest fight going forward is keeping
what employees have and fought for.

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

Good by to ape... 
 
Great he's  moving on. He obviously has other things to with his job
while the rest of us who have been out here for 20 plus years have
considered this our career and worry how it will be changed once again.
So tired of hearing how well we have it because we have a Good paying
job that didnt require a college education. I know many who wasted
their money on it. Do we get paid well. Yes. Do we deserve it. Yes. The
reason it doesn't require a college education is because there is no
college course available that teaches you how to live on the road.
There is no college education that prepares you to be ready to pack
your bags and leave your family behind at any given time on any given
day. They don't educate you on how to handle being stuck in hotels for
days at a time waiting to catch a ride home. They don't have a course
on how to get the pay you deserve when they steal from you. Just count
on your unions to fix it. If they did what they do to us to a bank they
would be in jail!  No one teaches you how to avoid being watched and
stalked by the hit squad when. Thank god to all of us that school
closed. The need for a turn over rate to keep the seats full and a
reason to keep it up and running is over for now. Could also be quiet
because they finally realized they recruited enough military personnel
for the government grant money that they screwed up. These men can find
a job at any time somewhere else and their fully trained on how to spot
a weed weasle a mile away. Professional train rider.  Just exactly what
is that? Someone who lives on the road and gives up their time with
their family. Yard and local guy? Someone who pounds the rocks all day
outside but goes home evety night. Either way we work hard and
sacrifice. We fix thier mistakes EVERY SINGLE DAY! We deal with crappy
power, screwed up work orders, trains out of order that cost us an
extra 2-3 hours in  time switching out on line of road, calling for
rides when they forget, dealing with the screw ups when they change
another rule that makes no sense until they figure it out and so on and
so on. Let's not forget we deal with sleet,snow, freezing rain high
heat index and everything that can go wrong because of shitty weather.
It's a constant guessing game in this CSX business. Now please someone
tell me just what college education can you get that trains and prepared
you for this type of CAREER! Absolutely none because no one in their
right mind would pay for it just to get this job! Yes we chose it. But
because we do we should be given the credit and the respect we deserve.
If we are disgruntled it is for a damn good reason.

Name: Canada derailment
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2018

http://bayview-news.com/2018/03/kingston-man-shoots-video-of-train-derailment-as-it-occurs.html/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Some of you people need to get a life.  This is my first post and
probably my last for a while.  CSX is a business.  The intent is to
make money for the owners (shareholders).  Not to provide employment. 
The union does not run the show.  When many of you realize these
concepts, maybe you would understand your role in all of this.  I have
worked hard for this company for many, many years.  Had many good days
and some bad.  Overall this has been a good job (not career).  If I
stay the course, I will probably retire a millionaire with no regrets
knowing I did the best I could, and a college education was not
required.  Yet, I earned one of these as well that the company paid for
(reimbursement).  If you feel you worked hard on the railroad (T & E)
then try having a real job for a while.  Tired of hearing people
complain about how hard they have it as a professional train rider who
mostly can't do anything else but ride trains.  I hope the hourly rate
is presented for a review and vote to see if an agreeement can be
reached.  The reason that unions get a bad rap is due to the inaction
of the leaders and members.  Many representatives take management
positions, and many others take the job just for marking off
privileges.  As for those that abused FMLA, you should be fired.  We
are our own worst enemy as well thinking you gain something by killing
trains and turning 4 hour jobs into 12 because you cannot survive
financially without it.  Try taking pride in what you do, and remember
we are paid very well for what we do.  Find a hobby instead of watching
the board constantly to see what everyone else is doing.  Enjoy life and
don't worry about things you can't control.  Thanks.

Name: Local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Great lakes 

It could also be that csx is finally starting to catch up on all the
freight they left sitting because they couldn't move it. What people
don't know is the grain industry used a shit load of trucks to move
the grain because csx wasn't moving anything after HH bottle knecked
everything. I have friends who work the grain industries. Said their
grain was sitting and rotting. Had to get trucks in to save their
business. Same thing happened a few years ago when CSX showed favortism
to the crude oil companies. Grain companies finally had to go to DC and
file complaints. Wanted their contract abolished and truck grain
because CSX wasn't honoring the terms. CSX claimed it wasn't
happening but we all knew it was. Watched crude oil trains swamp the
yards for months and never saw a grain train. If we saw any it was
about 1 grain train to 10 crude oil. Feds stepped in a demanded proof
it wasn't happening. BUSTED!  All they had to do is just ask the
crews. maybe we had something going on right under our noses and
didn't notice this time but my guess it's backlog from the damage
caused by HH. Now wait for Foote to cut the work force and turn
everyone into a full time extra board slave. Another slow down getting
ready to explode!

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

Great Lakes
I don't have specifics, just what I was told years ago. Just FYI to
watch as the future roles on.
Corn, wheat, coal, oil etc. comes from the Heartlands of Canada and
America to the world.  Both countries are hindered by mountain ranges
on the East and West coasts. Shipments from the profitable mid-sections
which are blocked except the Ms. River which has limited access to barge
lines. The Ms. River is accessible only during certain water levels.
The Ms. River needs dredged in La. to allow river movement. Problem?
The area needing dredged is blocked by a shanty town called the 9th
Ward in New Orleans. This area has been taken over by the government
and dredging should start under the money provided under the presidents
Transportation Infrastructure Inprovement fund with possible hikes in
gas taxes to pay for improvements. To get a start on this Google Canada
Inland Ports and see the plans.  This may also be the purpose of CSX
activities in restructuring the system. Hope this helps. LOL
Looks like Waren Buffet buying the BNSF RR was insider knowledge.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Great lakes 
People are on edge. Our future is at stake right now including our
entire way of railroading. Men who have 20-30 years under their belts
may be faced of losing all their seniority rights and ability to chose
jobs after years of pounding rocks and doing their time and it might
just boil down to a bunch of your green horns who are greedy, self
centered or just mamma boys who can't do their time and see the money
instead of the big picture. If you got less than 5 years you stand to
be cut if they take the bait. I completely understand why you would be
interested in more business coming our way. Hope we get more But don't
count on it being enough to save anyone with little time if Foote gets
away with this plan of his. Start saving every dime. He already plans
on cutting us by the thousands. I personally will probably walk if we
lose everything just because some just see the dollar sign. I like
being able to chose and have a little control over my personal life. I
prefer the road but if the wife or kids get sick or I got something
else to do i get on a job that I can go home every night.  I like
having some choices of those jobs too. Some locals are better than
others and some yard jobs are better. If I don't know where I'm
working every single time the phone rings and I can't ever plan ahead
for anything then this job isn't worth the money the devil from the
grave is offering us. The young pups have no idea what they will be in
for.  Hope you can avoid the cut.

Hey king....what's your damn point. Sounds like you might be one of
those cry babies...

Imposter pines....lost your rock??  Crawl back  south about the same
direction you traveled north. You'll find it in a little dirt town
called Jacksonville.

Dave...  we all  your point but don't put any more post that you put
on here 2 years ago. 

RRJIM....quit engaging him...fuel for the fire. Since your a retired
seasoned old head maybe you can come up with something to get it
through the thick skilled brain dead green horns what their careers
will be like if they F...k themselves out of a future of seniority and
their rights to be able to make choices because they cant be men and do
their time.

Name: Thanks king
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I heard about you King,your the guy that when the train is in the siding
you go sit in the trailing unit,and pull one off. Then text  how manly
you are. Because when you get home to your wife with the ass two axe
handles wide. And her cankles dragging on the floor you have to do
dishes and all the house work. Then when she looks at you with bedroom
eyes, you have to lift the gunt up so you can see the cunt. But your
use to smelling  your way to it in the dark. You sick mangina. Go King
micro dink go.

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

I wonder how many of you guys who post on here like tough guys are
really morons who are fired, sitting around at home waiting on your
appeal to hit. Posting on Facebook asking stupid questions to make you
look like a victim. Oh look what they did to me. I'm gonna tell my
lawyer.

Name: Captain public hair 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Boogedy boogedy boo, the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís nuts is coming for
you.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2018

Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year In 2010, there were 1.1 fatal
crashes per 100 million truck miles

Pretty scary when a railroad employee doesn't know the difference
between a million miles and 100 million miles. This guy APE, for Less
than 1 year the one sent out for a left handed switch handle, frequency
grease, 10 foot of fallopian tube, to use to push start a locomotive?

Trucks 2009 288,005,000,000 miles traveled
3,675 killed
Trucks 2009 ---1.27 killed in 100 million miles traveled
Railroads 2009 Total fatalities: 695 Total train miles: 667,934,079
Trains 2009 ---Killed 104 in 100 million miles traveled.
Trucks traveled 431.08 times more than trains so if trains were trucks
they would have killed 44,844 people in 288,005,000,000 miles in 2009.

Maybe some tutoring would help.

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

Great Lakes everyone in this world that has an asshole,has an opinion
you asked you got an answer you did not like and maybe one you did.
Keeps it interesting in this free North America we have. We could not
even think about doing this if we where in North Korea.

Name: Captain pubic hair
E-mail: Anal ave
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

CSX is being haunted by the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís rotting ball
sack.

Name: Great lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Loco
Why do I care??? Because it's my job. It's good to see new trains,
and it's nice to have work. Not a single complaint in my post, but you
felt the need to turn it into something stupid. I was simply asking if
anyone knew anything about it or where it's coming from. New work is
good! stop the door and gloom attitude. It's getting old.

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

I retired six months ago,you young people have posted on here about fat
employees can hardly walk etc.  And you young guys are full of piss and
vinegar studs ready to go. The  employees that you are judging where
once you. And believe it or not the wear and tear on your mind and
body. Well look at your future self when you see these men. You have
two ears one mouth for a reason. You learn more by listening than
talking. And a smart person always asks question of the wise. Young
people the older employees have been there and back and know how far it
is! Donít be impulsive and make desitions on this hourly issue do your
home work listen to the older guys. They know how these companies work.
Remember you will be them sooner than you think. Time flys think about
your long term future.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

If the driver of the trash truck ran around the gates or thru he is
guilty of homicide and many other charges.
If he stopped on the tracks and was hit by Amtrak. Either way the
driver and other passenger shouldn't be refusing to be interviewed.
Charges should have been filed.
If this were a small airplane crash who sent out a"May Day I'm out of
fuel" the NTSB would protect the scene instead letting evidence be
tampered with.
Believe it or not, I am sworn to take care of the train crews too.
It's unbelievable what they see and have to live with. I guess hazard
pay is never a part of the equation since the RR's are not at fault.
LOL
I sent CSX Chief Engineer Signals (Carl Walker) an e-mail on 01/04/18
warning him of this type accident and offered my help. I received no
response. I know this wasn't a CSX track but the same problem. What RR
is next?

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

Quote; Henry Ford said, controlling the workers threw fear is good for
business.

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

Great lakes 

Why do you care? What if it is more business? You think it might save
your job if we get more business. If they go to super pools and combine
all yard, local and yard jobs people are getting cut anyway. Most of
those trains are step on step off. You got one chance in a million of
catching one anyway. Your ass will be on a different job every time you
are called.  Don't plan on being a train rider any more!

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

Ya in my thirty five years the young punks  live at home. Hated it that
senior guys where in a pool on a fast freight. But they paid there
dues. The problem is the young guys get into big det. Over night and
hate the fact they have to put in the years to get what the older staff
have. I always told them you will have seniority one day. Young people
want everything right now. Millinials always got a trophy or passing
mark just by showing up at school. Where never expected to do anything
because it could hurt there feelings. Well if they are complaining now.
Just wait if CSX does make a change to hourly and remove rules. There
wonít be no safe space like in school for the tender snowflakes. There
is no cure for stupid.

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

Trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroad.  Railroad crossing deaths
are 100% avoidable.. Semi trucks cause 500,000 accidents a year...They
are the real killers...


There were more than 1.1 million interstate motor carriers including
for-hire, owner operators and private carriers (business fleets) as of
December 2010
ē	In 2007 (last available data), the Commodity Flow Survey reported
that trucks hauled more than $8.3 trillion worth of goods
ē	Approximately 11 billion tons of freight is moved each year
ē	In 2009, 529 large truck occupants were killed in crashes
ē	In 2009, 20,000 large truck occupants were injured
ē	Annually, approximately 500,000 accidents involving trucks occur
ē	In 2010, there were 1.1 fatal crashes per 100 million truck miles

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

I know they run corn up to Canada from north portal to Lethbridge then
back threw the USA.

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

Cn cp way behind at moving grain. Maybe CSX picking up the slack inter
change traffic?!!!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2018

RRJim sounds like your a might shy of knowing what BS is unless that's
your job to dish out BS by the buckets. ..Only a week (to watch a
video)...Maybe the dub studio was having a get it dubbed in 168 hours
special.
Geez, plug the video in--- watch it --ONE MINUTE--DONE

In the FRA record abortion of 5 million errors CSX owns all the
crossings ---BB is hauling passengers-- Where is that passenger
schedule and prices?

Buckingham Branch Railroad Company [BB]
Crossing 224704E
1. Primary Operating Railroad [BB]
5. Street/Road Name & Block Number LANE TOWN RD 
16. Crossing Owner (if applicable) CSX
4. City / Municipality NEAR CROZET Va
1019 0.007631 224704E BB VA ALBEMARLE CROZET LANE TOWN RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT
5 1 60 YES 2 600
2017  Total train miles:          64,073
Public Crossings 0  With gates 0 Other activated crossings 0 Number
with passive warnings 0 Private crossings 0 ***** THE COUNT OF
CROSSINGS IS THE COUNT OF AT GRADE IN THE CURRENT INVENTORY *****
Passengers carried: 2,201  Passenger miles: 74,540

Name: Great lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Does anyone have any idea where all the grain trains are coming from the
last few days?there are like 8 on the lineup and a few I checked out are
good. Didn't know if this was new business or reroute or something?

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

I think a lot of you are focused on the wrong thing. Two ways to control
people money or pain. When CSX puts a number for an hourly wage, and
some of you add it up to a good thing. Then they remove rules that give
you some control of your life. Then no one can complain if it turns out
to be a really shitty deal. Because CSX will say we bargained in good
faith and you accepted it. After that you canít unring the bell. Your
stuck with it. CSX wants this because they will have more controls over
you to do as they wish.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

With outward facing video cameras onboard locomotives these days it's
hard for anyone to dispute when someone decides to go around gates. I
was surprised how fast it took the NTSB within a week to report after
viewing the video that the trash truck driver ran around the gates.
That doesn't happen in most cases. There's a big difference between a
passenger (70mph) & freight train (40mph) in Crozet. Looking up the
track at a oncoming train it's nearly impossible to judge the speed &
distance. People do it all the time thinking the train is farther than
what it actually is. When it happens the only ones I feel sorry for is
the train crew they were just doing their job.

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

If the company wants to pay us an hourly rate.   It's not out of the
goodness of their hearts.   Just more Job cuts.  Why would we willingly
help CSX cut jobs.  Fuck mantle ridge and their puppets.    
Those who were wrongfully pulled OOS sue the hell out of them.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

I dont need to read any of it to know they are trying to fuck us even
harder, what the hell else would it be about? Get real.

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

The IC still had held away pay worked into their hourly agreement. They
kept some of their work rules. It doesn't have to be as bad as
everyone assumes. I'm not saying I'm for it, just look into that
before you instantly decide that since everyone believes everything
they read on here.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Re: RRJIM
Good post

Re: other Bob
Say you're right and the RR is responsible for the Amtrak/trash truck
accident and the cause has spread to all RR's. Very few would ride
Amtrak again. The FRA, government
and RR's would be exposed to the American people. This would destroy
our ecconomy.

The RR's have many options to avoid culpability. In exposing problems
that may cause accidents, the RR's will charge a person with extortion
and will continue a game of Chess until a case is made for extortion.
This destroys a persons credibillity. Game over! A person who is
capable of providing proof of bad things RR's do, can not aproach a RR
to settle things without the charge of extortion.

CSX Legal Department:
See CSX Attorney Randy Moon and AVP Auditing Bill Mazer visit to FDOT
and Rico reporting an attempt to extort CSX. "Check".

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Other Bob

Tell your friend in Crozet there is a placard at the crossing with a
Buckingham Branch RR phone number to call if there are problems. BBRR
maintains the crossings not CSX. CSX hasn't maintained anything over
there since 2003 when BBRR leased it. 

Someone posted some BS that CSX runs it from 1800-0600. No, BBRR has
their own train dispatch center in Staunton, VA. CSX does run some
trains over it 24/7. They pay BBRR to use the track. The only time CSX
has to be involved is when there are any structural changes or any
outsider state or private is doing anything that goes over or under the
tracks such as overpasses, sewer & water pipes etc....

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

Guess dummy Bob can't read

2017 Total fatalities:  888 (Highest number killed in at least 10
years)
Total train miles: 698,798,438 ---AVERAGE 786,035 miles to kill
somebody.

Amtrak 178 killed  225,000 miles to kill somebody
BNSF  125 killed  1,437,878 miles to kill somebody
CSX 112 killed 646,926 miles to kill somebody
Norfolk Southern 84 killed 1,124,468 miles to kill somebody
Union Pacific 155 killed  983,144 miles to kill somebody

https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
2015 Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled 1.13

So in 700 Million (rounded off) miles railroads should of have had (7
times 1.13) = 8 deaths not 888. Easy enough railroads average killing
111 people to normal drivers ONE

Amtraks kill rate is what ---3 years trips for a trucker so trucks
should have one killed for 3 drivers in 3 years.

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

The public hate unions thatís how I seen it as a unionized employee my
whole life. They blame us for inflation etc. The reality is they are
jealous because they are not in one. Most unionized people are skilled
labour. Work crazy hours, in a dangerous line of work. In the
transportation industry you make lots of sacrifices, that deserve a
good wage. And we are the watch dogs for safety that try and protect
the public. The railways would get away with a lot of things but they
know we are watching and demanding safety. Iíve been in three strikes
the only thing I got from the public was the middle finger as they
drove by!

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

APE

Rail transportation is important to the ecconomy and must be
protected.
The FRA and NTSB protect railroads there by protecting rail roads.
Rail roads are Robber Barron's under government protection.
When the union employees create enough public attention they can name
their conditions. By reading posts no/one will gain the public
sympathy.

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

Ape here my point was if you take hourly rate the company does not want
to pay for any thing, I do not support the hourly rate. I just tried to
demenstrated how the company wants to rip off the employees.  I hate the
fucking crooks.

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

The whole system is corrupt. I watch failing crossing arms on the show
20/20 a seventeen year old male was killed. They fixed the problem with
five million dollar settlement. No one goes to prison the whole system
is fixed. Big companies donate millions to politicians, big lobby.

Name: David Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2018

CSX Signal Engineers,Supervisors and Maintainers

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 49 CFR 234.203
All control circuits shall operate on the fail-safe principle.

Place a shunt across the tracks 100ft from the crossing.
If the warning system activates and remains activated, warning drivers,
this is fail-safe.
If the warning system activates then times out deactivating the lights
 and gates, this is an illegal control circuit used by the railroad.
The time out feature is by design telling drivers it is safe to cross
only to be hit by a train.
If the control circuit  fails the shunt test you MUST BY LAW disabled
the warning system and place a "stop and flag order" with your
Dispatcher.
This test is to be performed on all crossings through out the system.
Other CFR's impose large penalties and prison should you not protect
train crews and drivers.

Dave Nelson
03-02-18
Nelson284@juno.com
CSX Engineering Department

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

If your away from home terminal on hourly rate. And there is a wreck and
they canít punch threw it for two days or more. You sit on your ass no
pay till your train is ordered and on the move.  They will not dead
head nobody because you will just sit no pay till needed.

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

Thatís good your taking hourly,when your layed over waiting to come home
,your not working you get no pay till you are physically on the train
then pay starts. Times that over a year. Your giving the company a lot
of your time for no pay.

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

Hey pines, we still don't care about your crossing stories. Tell all
your dumb friends to use their eyes and ears before crossing, and then
they don't have to worry about it anymore. It's common sense. Giant,
unstoppable object that could kill you, might possibly be where these
two steel rails lay on the ground, maybe look before crossing. That's
all. Your crybaby posts aren't going to change their minds on
maintenance and equipment upgrades.

Name: labor law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

T&E
I am well educated on how this these type of negotiations are handled
and will explain the easiest way I can what you are being set up for.
This hourly wage proposal is what they call a bait and switch scandal.
What they have done is started a rumor campaign throwing out numbers
all over the place causing confusion. In the beginning it was an offer
of 38.50 per hour. At one point it was rumored again at the rate of
41.50 per hour then back down to 38.50. Now they have managed to get
the ball rolling at 50.00 per hour.  The highest offer is always the
one that they use to bargain in. They want you to believe they will
actually consider giving you 50.00 per hour. After they have all of you
believing this they will then sit down at the table offering you the
lowest amount (38.50) and ask for numerous cuts in your work rules and
union agreement working rules.  When your union says no they will come
back and tell you that they told the carrier to stuff it and no way
they would even consider it. Then the carrier will come back with the
list of demands cut by about a 3rd and offer the same amount but still
have the most restrictive and most important changes they want. When
the union says stuff it again, they will then up the anti to 41.50. The
unions will play the game and tell them if they want their terms
approved they must pay the 50.00 per hour that they offered. The
company NEVER OFFERED 50.00 an hour. It waa a rumor that was started.
They use this as a brainwashing techigue for negotiations. The carrier
will then cut the list down to 1/4 of what they were demanding still
keeping the list of what they really wanted in the first place and
offer the 41.50.  Your unions will come back and tell you that they got
a great deal. They managed to get the carrier to cut their list of
demands down to 1/4 the size and is offering the better rate of 41.50! 
Every one who is an idiot will fall for this. They will be stupid enough
to think that the unions bargained in their best interest knowing full
and well they just played the game and didn't give a second thought on
what the member really wanted.  
Don't be idiots. Do not allow the unions to fool you and treat you
like morons. Take the raise, but only if you keep your ability to use
seniority on the jobs and there is job separation between yard and
road. Do not allow the unions to blind side you and force you into
being one great big slave pool that ends up leaving you with a quality
of life you can not endure. Never knowing  for the rest of your career
where you will work from day to day. Never knowing if you will ever see
a day that you don't have to work 12 hours. Never knowing if you will
ever see a job that will let you finish your retirement out in a
regular 5 day a week job. Never ever having the choice of being home
every night. Think real hard about what your giving up for hourly rate
no matter how much they finally end up offering you. But rest assured
it WILL NOT BE 50.00!!!!!

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

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2018/03/02/community-grieves-after-amtrak-crash/
...Jane Rogers, who lives in the Waylandís Grant neighborhood about two
miles from the crash site, crosses the intersection to teach a
Jazzercise class at the Crozet Baptist Church. She said that when she
arrived at the crossing the day before the crash, the safety arms were
down, even though there were no trains approaching. She said after
waiting, one car in front of her and two cars behind her turned around.
Then, as she started to turn around, the arms went up. One car then
crossed the tracks, but Rogers said she waited another 30 seconds and
the arms went down again. No trains passed, she said...

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

When Hh took over cp he cut staff so deep that he ended up using
management and scabs in all departments. It was dome and gloom on the
railway. Now that Hh has been gone for a year. They are hiring back
hundreds of people to run the place. Ceo creel still has his management
team to run the trains in case of a strike. So what Iím saying is Foote
is going to take CSX to a bare bones company and then some. And once he
gets the operating ratio and share price where he needs it to be. There
will be a point where they are going to have to recall and hire people
back to keep CSX running. Everyone is going to suffer till they get the
numbers there after. Itís going to get real ugly before it gets better.
If he repeats what they did in Canada

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

UNION MEMBERS


Hourly rate does not have to do away with the distinction between yard
and road. They can cram the hourly rate down our throats but we can
stand and fight to keeping our jobs separated and keeping our
seniority. Maybe we will all be on the same rate but we don't need a
damn super pool and our seniority rights do not have to be abolished.
we all need to fight to keep the job separated and not be forced into
being one big group of used puppies who have no ability to chose what
kind of job or working environment we want to be in. This whole thing
on hourly wage is just a big farce to try and fool people into thinking
they will get rich but in order to do so we have to give up our work
rules and choices to get it. ITS A TRAP!!!!!
DONT FALL FOR IT!!   You want the hourly no one can stop you from
voting yes for it, but don't be a stupid fool and give up the choices
we have on bidding for jobs or retaining the use of our seniority. we
don't need super pools.  They want super pools and one big board to
cut jobs. There will be people on the street if they take our separate
selections of jobs away. God, please don't be stupid and allow them to
make everyone work off of one big board and cover anything and
everything. Demand to keep your working rules in place. This is exactly
what the company wants. No amount of money offered is worth the job you
will be doing if you give up your rights to chose where you want to
work.

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

My best advise if you are eligible to retire, donít wait another minute
get your papers in. I got out best thing I did. I know guys that where
close got fired. Now there pention is tied up and had to go to court to
get there money. And they throw up every road block they can.

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

In respect to our Canadian Brothers posting they've lived through all
the BS. If CSX or any railroad is for anything it's to their advantage
not yours. The hourly rate would be to their advantage. Foote said he
wants to cut another 2000 jobs this year and another 4000 by 2020.
Hourly wage would definitely make those in transportation an All
Purpose Employee an APE. Seems like it's already happening in some
areas with these Super Pools. CSX couldn't do anything till those
hired out before 1986 retired seeing they were protected under prior
rights agreements. Once they're gone all are covered under
consolidated rights. We heard the rumors decades ago of one freight
pool list one extra board etc... once we were gone. Hourly rate goes
further by doing away with the distinction between road & yard service.
Maybe some will like it. I know one person posted on here that his
seniority finally got him to the point of holding a high paying freight
pool only to have it taken away by these Super Pools.

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

When Hh took over cp  if a job could be cut he would. The managers would
fire you for the smallest thing. They brought managers to come in do
everyoneís work. Even scab labour off the street. If you said anything
to these scabs you where fired. Managers driving yard engines and
switching. Office staff trained to drive trains the list goes on and
on. If they could break a collective agreement rule they would. These
people are not your friends. If they start asking you shit they are
just fishing for information. Make sure you put in a grievance for
everything. Your union will get you paid. Have some faith in your
union. Because it takes time to fight these bastards. Remember they
have not seen anything like this either. People that get fired are
first up for the union to get back everything else is secondary. Hate
to say it but the next couple of years it could get really bad for CSX
employees. These fucks are all about money and greed bottom line. Donít
take short cuts for these pricks. If something goes wrong they will
blame you and fire you.

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

Anybody on here wanting an hourly rate is a company mole, or a person of
very low intelligence. Neither would suprise me.

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

Cp and cn guys please chime in and tell these folks where we are
heading, thanks. It is very relevant.

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

2017 Total fatalities:  888 (Highest number killed in at least 10 years)
Total train miles: 698,798,438 ---AVERAGE 786,035 miles to kill
somebody.

Amtrak 178 killed  225,000 miles to kill somebody
BNSF  125 killed  1,437,878 miles to kill somebody
CSX 112 killed 646,926 miles to kill somebody
Norfolk Southern 84 killed 1,124,468 miles to kill somebody
Union Pacific 155 killed  983,144 miles to kill somebody

https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
2015 Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled 1.13

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

If you think your going to get a penny more going hourly, then you are
nuts. Foote is saving every penny they can and some. So I would lose
that fantasy real fast. You might be able to hold a job once the smoke
clears. But the way this guy is talking to shAreholders and media
expect lean times going forward. Any deficiencies in the system is gone
including people. The next two or three years is going to be a rough
ride. Better dot your I,s and cross your tís!!!

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

Foote said in an interview today,that by 2020 he will have cut another
6200 jobs. Leaving a remainder of 21000 employees at CSX. And today
starts a new chapter for CSX Hh plan will go ahead.

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

Wake up!  

Your not getting 50.00 an hour. NEVER NEVER NEVER. Stop posting this
stupid crappy rumor. Someone is trying to confuse people and keep
people brainwashed into thinking any new work rule offer is worth it.
Quit acting like morons.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

The company is going to try can the senior guys, because they have more
benefits like vacation. They will retain us young guys to take your
place because we donít cost company as much. Your seniority means
nothing to this management team. Sorry old guy!!

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

The hourly rate may get rid of a few but overall will be a huge pay
increase. Will the Canadians please shut your mouth. This is a csx
sucks board. Not a cn or cp sucks board

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

50 per hour is 500 per 10 hour day. Assume 12 hour day is 500 plus 75
hour for 2 hours is 650 for 12 hour day. Don't know what kind of
Chinese math you have but sounds good to me. Seems to me the whiners
are the new guys....sorry bout your luck.

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

I retired six months before Hh left cprail. If your a young person you
would be smart to save your money. And register to get into a trade
school. Trust me you will not like your future at CSX with the changes
that are coming. Your first screw up at CSX trust me they will try hard
to fire you for the smallest things. It will become a very stressful
place to work. Get out while you are young and can still build a life
for yourself. I would not get hooked into a new mortgage car payments,
nothing.

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

https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1GD4IH-OCABS More bad
news

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 March 2018

CSXT Division or Reginal Signal Department
Engineers, Supervisors and Maintainers.

All CSX engineers and supervisors contacted me, informing me that the
control circuits used to activate crossing warning systems were illegal
by Federal law and was getting people killed at crossings.  2. CSX was
using a material purchasing system that was illegal by Federal laws
which depleted your maintenance budgets for Train Control Signals and
highway/rail crossing Signal maintenance.  You demanded I stop the use
of an illegal control circuit for crossing protection and the
overbilling for materials on your maintenance budget.
I researched your complaints and discovered CSX was not only
overbilling your maintenance budgets but also the Federal Goverment.
The failure and illegal use of a crossing control circuit does in fact
fail to operate in certain conditions, endangering, injuring or killing
pedestrians and train crews.

I took actions to prevent these problems but, the ones behind the
illegal activities mentioned and more were the top officials in the
CSXT Signal Department and my immediate supervisors. When my
supervisors found that I was exposing them through CSXT Auditing they
had me escorted the the Headquarters Office front door with orders to
not allow me on company property. This action was taken to prevent
further exposure to top CSXT Officials and to retaliate against me. I
contacted CSX Auditing, Legal Council and Human Rescorces which refused
to reinstate me, stop the illegal use of crossing control circuits,
Federal Fraud, State Fraud and maintenance fraud.

Further investigations I participate in will include your knowing and
willful use of illegal control circuits, state and Federal fraud, not
excluding other misconduct.

This post is simply a foreword explaining future posts in which I will
explain your actions and being silent while people are killed. I will
copy these posts and forward to the Congress, FRA, NTSB, media and
other parties.

Dave Nelson
CSXT Signal Engineering Department
Nelson284@juno.com

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

The plan is more selling of rail lines, more job cuts, drive
efficiency(translates-work the fucking dog shit out of us) Any hourly
rate or any other change implemented now is going to be part of an
extreme cost cutting productivity driving plan to work the dog shit out
of you. You can take that to the bank.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2018

This news article out today, google, "for csx more job and train cuts
post harrison era"

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

Loco engineer that wants to sign for 4 on 3 off. First your math is all
wrong, if you think you will be getting $55.21 or so an hour at 4 on 3
off, $2650 a week, which is $137,805.20 a year, your high, the company
will never pay more to you than it does now. They want to cut cost and
employee compensation is the biggest part of their budget. On the U.P.
it comes out to about 4 BILLION a year. If they cut that by 5%, that's
$200 million saved. And with the advent of PTC and auto throttle on the
horizon, it wont be long before they have a single person up on the
head end, not much more than a safety observer, operator or what ever
they call them, its just a matter of time. And they wont pay them as
much as they are making now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

Hh started hourly rate in Canada, to save money so shareholders can get
more money and get bang for there buck and work the shit out of you.
What it took two men to do will be one guy and they will chase you.
They did it with car department, got rid of a lot of yard Carmen. They
will do the same with other departments. Stand together and stand up to
this nonsense. If you donít you will regret it.

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

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

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

Crews

Don't know where in the hell this figure of 50 bucks an hour came up.
Not one time did that amount every come into discussion. This is just
an attempt to persuade people to go for the hourly rate.  38.50 was the
only dollar amount that was thrown out there. The unions laughed at it
and asked for 50.00. Got news for all of you. IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN! 
Your getting brainwashed on this site by the followers of the dead HH
and Foote. CSX is the lowest paying class 1 railroad in the entire
system of railroads. Always has been and always will be. The reason
they are is because they know they will always find someone to hire for
their low rate. No different than all the employers who hire illegals
and pay cut rate to the Mexican workers they hire by the dozens. THEY
DONT HAVE TO PAY YOU A DIME MORE THAN THEY DO NOW. They could put
everyone of you on the street and replace you at a drop of a hat. Their
filing cabinets are full of applications! CSX T&E employees are now paid
and average of 25.00 hour. With the extra working perks it makes you
about 38.00. That is exactly what their original offer was. Now if they
take some of the perks away which they have every intention of doing
then you will be right back where you where. Road crews count on
overtime and held away at the hotels. Then there are the ridiculously
low meals they pay. Did you know with the new trump law changes that
your meal claims on your taxes will most likely be thrown out the door?
Ask your tax accountant. If the company goes with the super pools and
the relay trains the hotel stays will diminish. If you agree to the
cheap raise they really want to offer and all work rules are removed
you wont be making shit.  I just spent 12 hours being a dog catcher,
yard hostler, local switcher. It was a bitch! Re crewed 3 dead trains,
did the local work for one on the way buy to the terminal, tagged
motors on out bounds, drug bad power to the house and when we had 20
minutes left to work they actually wanted us to get the power off a
road train that rolled in late and try and rush it to the pad. Sorry
Charlie it aint going to happen. NO MORE OUTLAWING ON ANY JOB JUST TO
GET THAT LAST PHOTO FINISH MOVE IN FOR THE BOSS MAN! This is what you
will be looking forward too. They will get every minute out of you and
everyone one of you know it. Combining yard and road together will be
your worst nightmare. This will include covering all the local jobs as
well. Wont you just love coming in on 10 hour trip and then they want
you to go drag in a dead local. How many of you have been sent out to
get an outlawed train just to move it up and sit outside the yard and
outlaw. Sit there for 2 hours waiting for a ride or someone to relieve
you. Yeah you might be on overtime but its just blood money after you
have been on the road all day and you just want to get home. No more
second tickets. No more perks. No more seniority. No more jobs to
select from. No more...no more....no more...   And get that 50.00 hour
out of your heads.  ITS NOT HAPPENING!

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

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

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

Checked out the link LOCO! Sounds good to me. 4 on 3 off schedule. 
That's 48 hours a week,2650 per week, $ 135,200.00 a year at 50 per
hour. Thanks for sharing , now where do I sign....

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

Take a look at this link, before you vote on an hourly rate.
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,4354710
These guys got the short end of the stick, worked all the time, didn't
spend any real time with family/friends, worked 12 hours shifts day in
and day out. If you think you will do better than what the company has
in mind for you, your sadly mistaken. The company is here to make a
profit and put money into its shareholders pockets first and foremost,
all at your expense. VOTE NO!

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

To really yes it is the first time Iíve heard about crossings. Only been
on here a few months. Might be old news to lots. But new to me which I
find interesting. How inept people in power really are.

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

It is loot and pilage, leave and let regular folks pick up the pieces.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Cp cn now paying the price for decisions Hh and foot made three years
ago, selling power ,cars laying off people. Hoppers in storage bad
ordered,cn is only shipping 16 percent of grain to ports. Cp not much
better now the goverment is passing a bill to get grain moving on the
railway. That have lost consistent revenue from not maintaining
equipment and laying off to many people. Same thing is going to happen
at CSX. These nuts cuts so deep but shares stay up there. But it will
all come crashing down on them like in Canada. Now cn has to buy new
locomotives to meet demand,and replace all the ones they sold

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

I just read on business site on google, Foote cutting another 2000 jobs
going to get operating ratio at low 60ís. And said for 2018 there will
be less people and more efficiencies. From every one, that just means
he is going to run the shit out of everyone.also revenue is down but
profits are up. Ya get rid of everyone and sell everything he can. Sad
the way future looks for 2018. Less revenue coming in but profits up.
How do you swing that quarter after quarter?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Thats true they will try to improve the operating ratio, there is still
alot of fat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Next round of cuts another 2000. He wants to reduce staff by 1/3 like he
did at cn cp with Hh. And see how that works out cut even more if they
go to deep he will just recall some workers. Foote has to get operating
ratio down. To be more successful for share holders.

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

Hourly rate will not cut that many jobs , Fmla

Name: #metoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Just say no to hourly rape.

Name: CP-er
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Do not take the bait hourly rate will kill jobs and help the company,
they r not going to give you more money out of the kindness of there
heart, stand together. Please call your GC I know it takes time but we
have to make our voice heard, if you do anything at all this yr. In
2018, make that one thing a phone call to your GC, just one and say no
to hourly rate. If everyone made one phone call it adds up, we need to
fight and get involved in our locals, and you can do so by makeing just
one call.

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

Hey pal get on the phone call you LC ask for update on hourly wage. If
this is true or false one phone call should give you an answer.

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

95% of road crossing incidents involving trespassers are caught on dvr
showing the idiots going around the gates trying to beat the train. See
it every day.....give it a break or go find somewhere else to vent
because your bs ain't flying round here.

Name: Company McLovin
E-mail: YourMomsHouse
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://youtu.be/d-diB65scQU

And now...a company sponsored song from our union. Signed by uncle sam!

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

Yes the last post is correct on staff cuts.we lost 1/3 of staff. They
have no choice now they are starting to hire again to keep the place
running. The railways in Canada sold power cut jobs put hoppers in
storage rather then repairing a them. Farmers are screaming at
goverment for the cn cp to start shipping grain. Goverment will
threaten to fine the carriers. But it is just the goverment grand
standing. If they say they fined a carrier. No money changes hands. It
is just to fool everyone. The railways will get more money from
goverment to get things going with grain shipping. Itís a scam. Makes
me sick as tax payslip.

Name: Other Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

DIXIANA RD 
0.005470 634693B CSX SC LEXINGTON CAYCE DIXIANA RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT 10 2 10
YES 2 478
10 mph train speed limit.
2011 Google view 33.9154838,-81.0620867 shows no hand switch and
signals with no no signal indictcations.
CAYCE 
12. RR Milepost 0366.57  (Couple hundred yards from collision sight)
13. Line Segment ---S
http://www.rtprailfan.com/_files/florence%201-1-2005.pdf
page 62.
Dixiana, 366.3, switch to Carolina Eastman Spur
The following power switches are no longer set up to be controlled by
the train dispatcher. In order to enter or exit these sidings, switch
must be put in hand throw position and all movements must be clear of
detector circuit and switch restored to normal position by hand before
putting in ďMotor PositionĒ. Moves to and from these sidings cannot be
made on signal indication. 
page 59
Passenger 65 mph Freight 50 mph

Name: Your huckleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://youtu.be/MluEB_XIrbM

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

The carrier is pushing the hourly rate.  When HH broke negotiations off
the carrier was offering around 40 the union wanted more.  The carrier
is back at the table with it.   Ask some CP men this is exactly how it
went down there.    This is not made up.  This is going on. Carrier is
also trying to change home terminals  Carrier wants to slash manpower.
CP went from 19000 to 11500.  There are huge changes coming by summer.

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

Well Dave and others that have posted about the crossing issues that
information travels fast. And you guys have problably  saved lives with
your information. It educated myself about crossing issue. I did not
think in a million years that the goverment and railroads would hide
this, from the public. I think all the issues collectively will get the
attention it deserves but not by way of a disaster. Maybe there is
someone in goverment will push the issue. We all know the rr are about
greed.

Name: Local 69 member
E-mail: Beatingadeadhorse
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Anybody heard anything about the progress on getting the hourly rate? I
couldn't find anything on here about it..

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: non employee

This is one missing factor God is a part of the shunting problem.
The fail-safe circuits worked, now they detect rain,snow and ice
created by God as a train, causing a shunt on the tracks. The circuit
times out making trains dissapear for drivers 
You say "Contact Congress"
The Republican Congress on Amtrak just crashed into a trash truck. The
FRA and NTSB gave answers to all the wrong questions. The fact is that
an illegal control circuit was being used at the crossing. No
argument.
Did I contact the Congress? Sure did! This was the same scenerio I had
been meeting with them on.  Their suggestion is to sue.

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

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csx-actions-add-shipper-woes/


Must Read!  CSX is holding their customers hostage.

Name: Company love
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Puzzled foamer, 

  Why puzzle over something you are ignorant of. Ill pay you 50 dollars
an hour to jump off a cliff. Sounds like a good deal to me.

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

All as I can say is shame on the fra and the railway. What will it take
to get there attention to fix this crossing problem,a school bus full
of children. God forbid. How would they cover up a disaster like like
that. Letís hope nothing like that ever happens. If it did they should
all go to prison. Maybe try writing Congress????

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: L&N

I have explained how to make a train dissapear with a simple piece of
wire. Now you arrange a meeting with the FRA, railroads,union or
whomever you want and we will have a sit down with them. Go ahead and
try it they will not attend. Their object is not stopping the use of
illegal devices but, how to shut me up.
Hey!! I'll help do the tests being a certified CSX maintainer also. I
can't remember the instructors name, he had his leg shot off in Nam.
John something remember?
If your life is being put in danger, screw the company rules!
Hope this helps. LOL

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: non employee
Sorry I didn't answer your question.

"Tell the FRA, railroads and government about circuits endangering
train crews and people."

Do you want e-mails pasted on this site of politicians, government
agents, media and railroads contacted over the years?
This can be done I'm just waiting on CSX to see if this is what needs
to be done in order to rectify their wrongs.

Re: Other Bob
Tone it down please! Be tactful and don't attack others.

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

The posting from hogger saying tm wonít be around long. Well there is
much truth to that. At cp Hh got rid of the good tmís and replaced them
with young guys that could say yes sir. They all had there hair inplace
with tubes of hair gel. And a nice shirt and tie. Looked really
professional. But very light on job knowledge,lasted a short time, and
replaced with the same. Got to the point where they where not in the
job long enough to remember there name. After about a dozen of the
These moves they where replac d with newer hires that had trouble with
the English language. What a nightmare that was,it was so crazy that at
one point they brought back some that was  fired just to try and train
some of these new guys. They all got frustrated and quit.  It is still
going on to day. The last bunch pushed there authority to far and got
fired. This all started with Hh fear and intimidation program. Has back
fired ever since.

Name: Other Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

Name: L&N dispr

...In no way do they have access to the bungalows which would allow
them to disable a crossing system...

Hey dip wad foamer L&N dispr ---Old Joes' bird dog dragging a chain
can disable a signal system--a piece of 4 foot 9 inch bird wire can
disable a signal system---a piece of pipe flipped up across the tracks
can disable a signal system---hum from electrical wires can disable a
signal system---water in a junk splice can disable a signal system. Why
---because it's not shielded which a 12 year old moron with a learning
problem would know.

Why do you care about the pay system anyhow? ___It's not retroactive
to foamer wannabes' is it?

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

I hope the FRA reads these posts. They have the means to make changes
for safeties sake. But just sit on there hands and ignore everything.
Get there pay check and put in time till they get there  nice goverment
pention. I hope when they go to bed at night that they think about the
lives lost women children men with families. I hope there ghosts haunt
them every time they hear of a crossing accident. That they did nothing
to hold people accountable for defective crossings. Shame on you people.

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

Yes very interesting, Iím shock d that the goverment just ignores this
issue. They talk the talk but donít walk the walk. Just a bunch of over
payed buracrats. People pay taxes expecting to have some protection from
a powerful goverment agency. I always said the big corporation own a the
goverment in the end. They are in bed together,but have no problem
blaming  an employee for accidents that they know will eventually
happen. 2018 the system is still as corrupted as it was fifty years
ago. Progress!!!!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re: Non employee
Good questions, I will try to answer.

"This is a good story and the public should know by contacting the
media. "
Sorry this hasn't worked. Local media is too small and get their
information from the A/P who are told what to say.
This information was provided to The NY Times who made the
whistleblower dissapear in his 18th article.

"If someone is hit or killed this is criminal negligence and someone
needs to go to prison CEO."
I agree but are you going to send CSX CEO "Foote" to prison? Only the
little guys. Are you really willing to hurt the national transportation
system to save a few lives?

"Send this information to law offices..."
Sorry! Lawyers are used by railroads to:
1. Keep the client quite and the story will not remain public.
2. A small attorney files suit knowing the railroad will make an out of
court settlement with little effort on the attorneys behalf. Of course
the railroads require a confidential agreement to be signed never to
speak of the accident again.
3. Those employees who do take a stand are fired and their lives
destroyed leaving them with no option but to fight the railroad alone

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

If there ever was a good story for the media this is the one. People use
these crossings 24/7 the public should be made aware at once. The person
that knows what the mechanical defects of these crossings are should
contact media. ASAP. Please

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

This crossing defect is something goverment and railways are aware of.
But do nothing to fix. If people are killed or injured it is criminal
negligence,and some needs too go to prison. The ceo to start with.

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

Please send this information to law offices about crossing defects. If
the railway and goverment turn a blind eye to this crossing issue they
both should pay. And the public should be educated as not to fall into
a trap. The railways motto safety first.  Nonsense

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

L&N

The MOW shunting tracks to do work is as common as MOW not providing
flagmen or not having a signalman on site. The accident I was referring
to was in Florida a MOW left the jumper on and killed a mom and two
kids. A few years back.

"No law suits filed" of course not, that's why we do the shunting
test.
"No tickets filed" of course not, police have no jurisdiction or
knowledge of the circuits.

"In no way does MOW have access to bungalow" the key to a bungalow is
an American Lock H10KA. To have this key one must be Federally
registered. I handled these keys, since then I have found these and
switch keys in garage sales.

You are right! The only way to defeat this circuit is to have access to
a bungalow and defeat the circuit. 
Then do the test and witness the circuit making a train dissapear with
a simple jumper.
This ruling is for a D/C circuit. We replaced this circuit endangering
the train crews.

"If some one is doing this they need to be reported" I have held
meetings with the USDOT and 9 top FRA officials explaining all this. So
why isn't it made known? National ecconomics! You know the rules. What
do trains do when a circuit fails? Stop and flag. 
How does this impact our national transportation?

"I am more than willing to discuss how safe our Signal system is and
to save train crew lives" the simple way is to do the test making a
train dissapear. Most are clueless as to what I'm talking about. Just
ask questions and I will help. The union members are more worried about
money than saving lives. This would be natural if they are convinced CSX
has their best interest at heart rather than breaking Federal
Regulations and endangering train crews and public.

"Unless you are s skilled signalman you don't know how to "rig" the
system" it has nothing to do with skill only a simple jumper. Example:
a child places a jumper on a crossing aproach to watch the gates come
down and lights flash. The jumper is left, the gates go up and the
train crew is later killed when a gas trucker is not warned of a train
that has been made to dissapear because of a kid and a piece of wire.

You don't want to participate in this conversation without proof? You
can understand or do the test if you want to save lives.

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

Train rider/cond. 

Being the decent person I am I'm not going to use the words for you
that I'm thinking because frankly your not worth it. Your a foamer as
well as a liar. If you do work for the railroad which I highly doubt
them you apparently have been nothing but a professional train rider.
You haven't worked the long 12 hour locals or industrial belt jobs.
You havent stood outside for 12 hours freezing your ass off or been
drenched to the bone flat switching and spotting industries. You
probably used those pansy brake sticks instead of climbing cars and
tying brakes. Never walked for 12 hours solid on rock bed ballast. You
got alot of nerve calling yourself a railroader and you sure the hell
wouldn't be worth an hourly rate of 10.00 let alone 48.  But no doubt
you'll vote for their offer because you've found a way to get out of
the real work. Probably play the boards, Mark off fmla or make moves to
catch all the hot shot trains where you sit on your ass. I would love to
have you riding a shove on my train.

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

Railroading is the easiest way I know of to make 70+ a year, you don't
have to be a genius to do it and it's not physically demanding at all.
I've been in the military, worked factory jobs, poured concrete and
worked at the railroad, by far railroading has been the best paying and
easiest thing I have ever done. Some people have an ego thing going on
that makes them want people to think they are special. If it makes you
feel good about yourself thinking that it takes a special person to be
a railroader then go ahead, but look around at some of your co-workers
and ask yourself how hard could it be? I work with morons everyday and
if these characters can do it who can't? The railroad basically needs
a breathing warm body to show up and that's about it. 
When people say the crews are responsible for millions in freight and
equipment that's right but who cares? An engineer is basically an
equipment operator.

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

Cn cp canít ship grains to market they have over 1500 hopper cars in
storage. When Hh was ceo he laid off carman and put hoppers in storage
to prop. Up his operating ratio. Since 2013. They have not been able to
get these products to market. They had a short term boost on the lower
operating ratio numbers. But the rr has lost millions in revenue from
shipping grain to ports. Not to smart. Before Hh and creel took over
the railways bragged how important it was to be on target get product
to ports and how much money they made. Back in the 1980 all these
hoppers where bought threw the heritage fund. Five billion dollars.
Then the government sold these cars to cn and cp for pennies on the
dollar. Now they are looking for repair money or money for new cars
from the tax payer. And they the rr let the farmers do the screaming at
the goverment to give rr new cars or money for repairs. So if the rr get
ten grand a car to rebuild it. They spend two thousand pocket the rest.
Just an example. If goverment dug deep enough on these scams it would
really shock the public. The machines for track rehab was paid for by
the goverment. They shut the branch lines down. Now they have these
free goverment paid for machines to fix there own tracks.  And farmers
have to truck grain long distanc s to the eleivators. Blaming labour
for disruptions is just a smoke screen by the rr to fool the public.
Short term gains for rr stock. The rest of the country suffers for it.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Re:L&N
Thanks for the replies it should help at least some to become aware of
the dangers. I will try to post in small responses to explain. 
First: the integrity of Signal circuits.
These circuits are designed to work every time or stay activated to
stop should one fail.
I'm not going to go through a list of my qualifications you must use
common sense to decide whether I'm legit or not.
The example I gave of shunting an aproach track with a wire is against
rules and regulations. If you do this test you will see the train
dissapears. This test is to be done physically proving the newer
control circuits being used do not work. I think you know that. 
Now that many have probably tried the test I will tell you this!
Shunting the aproach circuit with a wire is NOT the only way the track
is shunted making a train dissapear. Rain, snow, ice, salt, ballast
conditions do the same thing to shunt the track. Google the "UTA Fed
Ex" accident and you will see this happen. The maintainer disconnected
the Island Circuit shunted by ice and snow not a wire. What he probably
didn't know was the aproach circuit was also shunted by ice and snow
OR the gates would have dropped long before. Right??
Who was blaimed? The maintainer! Who was fired? The maintainer! Who was
at fault? The UTA and FRA.
What happens when the public finds out the gates and lights don't
always work?
Packing a gun on railroad property is against the rules but was to
protect yourself. Shunting an aproach circuit is also against the
rules, but protect yourselves and do the test.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

These clowns talk about how easy railroading is and much money we make,
how good we have it. They don't have a clue how stressful it can be,
not only all the rules and regulations, but mainly the fact of having
to watch your back at all times, with suck-ass managers trying to shiv
you everyday. The only industry I know of where you need to carry
run-off insurance.

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

Fifty an hour is nothing, an engineer is responsible for locomotive
worth two million a unit. If an engineer skids wheels it cost big bucks
to fix. These new units are complex machines now. A conductor might have
to walk a mile back on his train if it goes into emergency. Your
responsible for a multimillion dollar train. To get it from point a to
point b. People on the outside looking in have really no idea how
complex rr really is. A railroader is responsible for so much, it can
be a stressful job. On top of that everyone wants to fire you under
this new management team.

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

I made thirtyfive an hour after thirty five years. Journey welding
papers etc. Plus everything we have to know about mechanical skill s
rules. And the danger involved. A welder on the street would be close
to a hundred an hour. Rr get good brake with us. Not many people could
be outside in forty below weather for eight hours working on steel. The
rr is a very dangerous place to work. If you let your guard down your
mamed or dead. Try walking in a rail yard at night and cars are being
kicked everywhere.

Name: NOSLAVE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Puzzled Foamer


IDIOT you are. I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR 50 BUCKS AN HOUR.  Sell your
momma, bend over and take it like a good little boy, give up your
dignity...... That would make you no better than a whore!
I made 90,000 last year working for csx and we aren't making 38 an
hour! My family has no problem living on that. We aren't fighting to
be like the Joneses and we aren't  morons and try to live above our
means. You obviously aren't making shit so you just admitted you would
whore yourself out for 50 bucks an hour. Very sad little man you are!

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

If Foote follows Hh plan for next three years hang on boys. Talk to guys
at cn cp.

Name: Puzzled foamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2018

I'm just an outsider but you guys sure aren't as smart as I thought.
Pretty stupid actually. Your giving so much credit for your union
brothers that fought so hard for what you have when in fact it seems
that they sold a bunch of your brothers out for you to have what you
got....and do you know most people who make 50 an hour go to college 8
to 10 years for that kind of money. Definitely some morons on the
railroad. I'd do anything to make that.

Name: Whocares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

L&N. 

Who tell hell cares. And what the hell does a gun have to do with
shunting signals.  I think you just what to keep engaging this clown.
We all know it's illegal. He's just chimming in on here with this
shit because he cant be part of the topic that we are all engaged in.
THE DAMB HOURLY RATE SCAM AND THE RAPING OF OUR AGREEMENT. DESTROYING
OUR WORK RULE PROTECTION. THE UNION'S STEALING US BLIND. PLEASE JUST
GIVE IT A REST. In fact I would be curious to hear how our dispatchers
are getting treated now down in Jacksonville and if their union isn't
doing shit for them either. Everyone one else has been screwed over.
Just how bad does this shit go!!!!!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Dave, just another food for thought.. It is illegal to have a weapon on
company property.  I carried one for years when I worked in a tower. 
So, if I ever got caught is because I shot someone that was putting my
life in jeopardy.  So, either my ass is fired  but my way i am still
alive.  Also, Dave familiar yourself with the CSX operating rules as
well as 704 and 707 rules as far as involving and compromising the
signal system.. Hope this helps you out...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2010

Dave, I have searched and searched and found no evidence to what you
have claimed about a MOW crew being at fault for a death at a
crossing.
There are no lawsuits filed and no tickets for CSX about that. You
have
been misinformed about some things... As slack action has stated MOW
cannot shunt a rail without proper authorization. In no way do they
have access to the bungalows which would allow them to disable a
crossing system. If someone is doing this than they need to be
reported. It sounds like alot of what you are stating is hear-say and
not the most up to date facts. I am more than willing to discuss how
safe our signal system is and how I care about every employees life
out
here. However I cannot be part of a conversation that holds no water.
Unless you are a very skilled signalman you will not know how to
"rig" a system. This is a guarantee I promise you....

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Dave, it is an FRA VIOLATION to put down a SHUNT in front of a train...
I don't know how else to explain this to you.  ANYTIME THE SIGNAL
SYSTEM IS COMPROMISED A DISPATCHER MUST BE NOTIFIED... nobody, I mean
nobody CAN PUT A SHUNT DOWN IN FRONT OF A TRAIN...Dave please familiar
yourself with GCOR and NORAC rules..You can talk all the scenarios you
want, that does not make them okay to do.  I don't know why you would
tell a crew to violate the rules... 

From a signal mtr : from July 2010

FYI for all the train crews......... 


It is illegal for anyone to interupt the signal system of CSX this
goes
for trainmasters or even the CEO.... If you ever suspect the track was
shunted in front of your train by a csx employee you should contact
DC... I promise you in NO WAY will a signal employee ever drop a
signal
in front of you or a signal manager do that... You need to call your
FRA
if this happens because it is illegal and unsafe.......

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

Trolls or no trolls all posts have some truths in them.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Re: L&N disp

Yep! I know the rules on placing a shunt.
I think rules were being discussed here
Let's say a conductor gets his leg cut off. The company phone doesn't
work. You can't call on your cell phone because of company rule you
tell them?
If you are afraid to place a shunt, then listen to what I have to say.
1  You pull your train on a crossing aproach at say 1/4 mile and the
gates drop.
2. When you stop the gates go up telling drivers it is safe to cross.
3. The drivers depend on the gates working 100 per of the time by law.
They stop looking for a train.
4. With the train stopped at 1/4 mile you lay a shunt 100ft from the
crossing.
5. The gates will drop thinking the shunt is a train 100ft from the
crossing and drop the gates again.
6. After a few seconds with the shunt still connected the system will
assume the shunt is a train STOPPED on the aproach and lift the gates.
7. Again you will see drivers cross because the gates tell them no
train is coming.
8. Leave the shunt connected and you start your train towards the
crossing.
9. The gates don't drop telling a tanker loaded with gas it is safe to
cross.
10. The gates don't come down until the train crosses the shunt at
100ft. The shunt made the real train invisible by timing out.@
11. Under real life conditions the tanker explodes and we have toasted
Engineer and Conductor.
Look! I'm a railroader and know too well the stupidity of many drivers
but train crew lives are in danger as well. So L&N hopefully this will
help you. If you think I'm wrong please post me back.

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

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this
hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL
FOR
IT!!!!  THE TROLLS ARE EZ TO SPOT!  Always negative towards the union
because they are DESPERATE to make this pass!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Sounds like the company is playing hard ball with fmla terminations.
They are trying to send a message. I hope the legitimate fmla people
get there job back with pay. Because if company wins everyone will be
scared to go off on it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Where and when did this hourly wage rate start. Has anyone seen anything
in writing or just another rr rumour?

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

How about some real information on the hourly rate.   And some real
information on abolishing the away from home terminal.   And when are
the 2nd group  wrongfully terminated going to sue the hell out of the
carrier and their managers.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

https://youtu.be/S8kPqAV_74M

Train crew working under hourly rate, (they have the ball gags) the
other characters are the company and union.

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

Those ass clowns have never came to a hall meeting where I'm from.

They're company officials different monogram.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I am not trying to fight it, I fully accept it. Although I personally
dont agree with it. I am simply saying this is our reality, nothing is
going to get better, there is no great fight going on between capital
and labor. Things have deteriorated for us, and will most likely
continue on that trajectory. The hourly rate will have harsh
consequenses I believe on our lives and our families lives but you will
have alittle more money to pay a higher rate on alimony and child
support. The hourly rate is fools gold.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2018

Until you guys figure this all out. Try not to let it consume your
thinking while you are at work. I know how stressful it is I had Hh as
ceo for 4 years. It was a nightmare. Go home to your families each day
with ten toes and fingers. Try and shake off the stress,it is hard on
your health. Good luck.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Stick it all the way in? This is a gang bang rape scene..lol To late to
be gentle! And our union is sitting back on a couch eating popcorn
watching it all happen, smiling while they say, ouch, well they can do
that now, ohhhh yeah, ass to mouth is company policy...but hey,they are
fighting hard for us....nice work if you can get it..dont believe this
crap about a good cop and a bad cop...

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

Just wondering Iíve seen guys scream bloody murder. But when the
national reps. Come to hall meetings for q@a on an issue. The big
mouths sit at the back of the room and donít say shit, other guys take
the mike and tell the rep how great he is. How come no one tells these
reps to there face. That they are not satisfied with there work.  It is
sickening , lunchroom and keyboard warriors!!!!

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

The man with the gold makes the rules. The unions job is to not let the
man with the gold stick it all the way in.

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

Yours Truly


Exactly, there is no one fighting for us.   The unions are a sham.  
Those guys are company officials with a different monogram.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Whatever crazy ass draconian policy the company comes up with the union
says, well thats company policy, they can do that now... that means the
company can do whatever they want, the union serves no purpose other
than scheduling vacations and kangaroo courts...Remember, Hitler never
broke a law, same principle at work here on a different scale obviosly.
So at the end of the day just gratefully accept whatever is given to you
because this is our situation. Just dont be so stupid to think somebody
is fighting for you, maybe at one point in history, just not today.
Democrats for workin man, Clinton signed nafta, wake up..

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

Democracy,if the people that represent you, that you donít like vote
them out next election. And step up and run for the position and Change
everything you feel is not right. If you want change change it.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Thats right you shouldnt be mad or a "hot head" just drink up the
union koolaide, be calm and keep taking your fuckings, pretty much what
you get out of this union, whos side are they on? Can you guys see what
a joke this is..?

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

Years ago I was on the election committee. At cp we had a locked ballot
box,and a members list. When someone came in to vote we stroked his
name and gave him a ballot. We cross checked amount of people that
voted to number of ballots everything was recorded. And always more
than one person counting ballots. You could request a recount , or have
third party audit  the ballots list. I donít buy everyone voted no but
it passed as a yes vote. Just a bunch of hot heads blowing steam. Go to
the union meeting get all the information before you. Make shit up.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Ferris, you see it, as many of us do...wake up to reality folks, I dont
blame the company, the shareholders would like us to work for free to
create more "value"...blame the shitbird union, that pretends to be
"fighting" for you and things just get worse and worse and worse..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

My fellow oppressed brothers in bondage. If you think I am trying to
sway you to the hourly rate, you are mistaken. You just think your life
sucks now...you aint seen nothing yet, it will be open season on your
ass.

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

If hourly wage comes up for a vote it will PASS.     I've voted NO for
every contract  and everyone else claims they done the same but to our
surprise they all overwhelmingly pass.  Then The GCs are praising them
selves on their hard work and steadfast determination for a victory for
operating crafts.  Same bullshit different day.   What the company wants
the company gets.

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

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL FOR
IT!!!!

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

Yours Truly: YOU ARE A TROLL, and you stand out!  We as the union
already turned this crap down a year ago up north!  WE KNOW WHAT YOU
ARE DOING!

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

It sucks that this is the current path this new regime is taking us, it
is a trail of tears. The union is not going to do anything stop it.
Looking at it any other way is futile/delusional. "A man should look
for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."

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

There is a benefit of treating people with respect. The days before Hh
style of management, where days I enjoyed my job. Before Hh when people
where laid off you accepted it. Because the slow economy confirmed the
slowdown. All my career I could measure the economy by the flow of
traffic on the mainline. And you had to really screw up to get fired or
pulled out of service. But when things picked up,and the railway got new
contracts. The employees would gladly come back to work from a layoff to
help the cause. And wave the 90 day registered letter for recall. So it
was a win for the company and a win for the employees. Today I think
that would never happen, because the company does not respect the
employees any more. It does not matter how fancy head office is etc,
without a trained labour force nothing moves that well and you loose
your customers and high end managers will never figure this out.

Name: Yours Truly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

The very definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over
again expecting different results. I dont foresee anything changing for
the better. This job simply pays what the market will bear. Anybody who
has worked in the industry knows the downsides to railroad work/life
and its unbalance. Dont look for it to get any better, its not going
to. Its only going to get tougher because of the cost cutting measures.

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Littlejohn
Just another little loud mouth who talks big behind the keyboard.
Everyone knows  in this business if they want to get you they will. You
cant hide. Talk big and sit on your butt and take it like you always do.
You probably haven't even been to a union meeting. You will do nothing
like the rest. You will cry and whine and post all day. Your union will
do what it wants. Foote will do what he wants. You will accept it or end
up getting fired anyway. All of you that voted no on your last agreement
had it crammed down your throat anyway. It really sucks to hear the
truth. There isn't a damn one of you out there that they couldn't get
something on every week. If they want to reduce the work force they
will. You've been crying about man power shortage all winter and your
still crying. Face it. Your unions aren't listening to you and neither
is Foote.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

Foote is going to drop all the same bombs he dropped on cn and cp. just
repeat everything he did in Canada he is going to do at CSX. Then get a
nice severance package and move on to the next stage of his life. I
would not vote or accept what ever CSX puts on the table. The older
guys know the games the company plays. Young people you learn more by
listening than talking. Thatís why you have two ears and one mouth. It
is sometimes better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you
are a fool, than open your mouth and confirm your an idiot. Listen to
your mentors,my experience with know it alls with no seniority. Is they
get. Mamed or killed. Stop look listen. I have always learned more by
listening than talking!

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

How many have read the previous agreements when hourly wage was ratified
elsewhere? What work rules are you all holding on to that make you feel
so protected? From what I understand this agreement looks a lot like
the SSA with higher pay. Don't take the word of other railroaders that
are always afraid of change, do your own homework.
http://doczz.net/doc/1918999/cn-blet-hourly-wage-agreement

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

RRJim

Don't listen to TM.  He's acting like he might be one of the
supervisors getting his ass sued.  For his part in the wrongful
termination.  Even if he's not like all low level nothing mangers
he's on borrowed time.   It's not if but when he will be gone.

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

Jackasses

Go ahead and make your stupid jokes. Most of you doing this are
probably just wet behind the ear self entitled mommas boys who don't
know a damn thing about hard work and the years and years the old heads
put in trying to get a better place to work with more benefits and
protection for our jobs.  You care about nothing but yourselves and are
too lazy and stupid to do your home work and see the big picture. You
will just quit and go find something else. You have not intentions of
working 12 hours a day 6 days a week with one day off if you get that.
You'll keep paying those higher medical premiums as they stick them up
your asses and violate the hell out of any union agreement you have left
which wont be much. God help all of you. The old heads are lucky.
getting out of this mess!

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

With $49 an hour I could make one round trip a week and mark off fmla
the other days.  I'd be so well rested, I'd be doing CSX a favor.

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

16.75 per hour is the new pay rate.  Have a nice day.

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

We even here on the U.P. felt the presence of Hunter Harrison. Since he
was there on the CSX the UP has consolidated at the upper management
level some of our service units, sometimes three into one. They canned
500 mid management jobs, they asked for volunteers, and you know how
many did volunteer, OVER 1900 applicants! Then they brought in some
outside management team and reassigned most positions with their new
title and in some cases less pay. Talk about some pissed off people.
The CEO said people are going to have work more,  or for less! This
I'm sure will be felt by crafts in the agreement areas of the industry
in the future. If you work less than 12 hours on duty, consider yourself
lucky, or if you are on one of our "Z" trains (hot intermodal) you
will probably be traded out to a train that has work to do at the far
terminal. The next contract I feel will be very unfavorable to
agreement personnel, probably the worst ever. I just find it amazing
that one guy comes in and destroys all you guys and gals have over
there, I feel your pain and anguish and consider myself lucky at least
for the present. Oh by the way our new vice president is your Cindy
Sanborn. Good luck.

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

I'd crawl across broken glass covered in giraffe diarrhea for a
thousand miles in the sahara dessert with my only source of hydration
being warm hooker urine for $48.50 an hour.

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

L&N. 

Pines post is from a poser.  He is not the real pines. Last few post
from corporate and Dave Nelson are one in the same. Posting from an
iphone.
Don't waste your energy with either one.  MOmoney makes about as much
sense as tits on a boar does. Will sell his mother for a dime more. As
for dispatchers wanting to help....if the Corporate morons would change
the electronic device rule to allow engineers to use their cell phones
to contact departments they need help with it might help reduce some of
the wait times and disabeling of a serious safety device called PTC! Be
glad you got out of this mess when you did. I pity the fools who plan
on staying in the business for a career. CSX is headed for a very dark
path.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

This job is looking more and more like a rat ship!

Name: Brooks hatlen
E-mail: Shawshank
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I'll crawl through a pipe full of shit 5 football fields long for
48.50$

Sincerely ,Andy dufresne

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

RE: no money...

Hey how would you like numerous crews screw you eyeballs day in and day
out...every single day.  Also , these jackoff disprs you talk about,
were saying the same thing 2 years ago when they were T&E...karma is a
bitch.. Just think, you can put in for dispr and 2 years from is they
will be calling YOU a jackoff dispr.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

RE Dave:

Under no circumstance should a T&E put down a shunt down in front of
their train. First and foremost, they are not qualified to do This . 
This is a RULE violation. You said this is done all the time.  Dave, I
hate to tell this but it is ABSOLUTELY not done all the time.. A shunt
is only allowed under a 707 or 704 authority and cannot be done WITHOUT
a dispr authoity. 

Dave, do you know what the protocol is for putting down a shunt? Dave,
please look in the rule book that instructs signal maintainers as far
as putting down a shunt.  Anything that compromises the signal system,
a DISPATCHER MUST be notified... Hope this helps you out..

RE ?

No A dispatcher does not mind you calling him to get hold of
mechanical/ communications etc.....Also, you want to know what takes a
dispr so long to answer.. First off, a dispr might have 5 subdivn they
are controlling... If 8 calls come in at the same time and you are
number 8 and each call takes a minute and a half to handle, well easy
to do the math...that is 12 minutes before they get to you...a dispr
has a chief calling him, customer svc, dto's, yardmasters,
trainmasters, roadmasters, signal maintainers, other dispatchers, and
numerous other rr personal... This is not even including the outgoing
calls that a dispr has to make On a daily basis...Also, they do have to
take a piss from now and then...

Hope this helps you out...

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

Ok CSX employees the last post says it all. There is you motive for CSX
wanting hourly wage. They save a fortune and if they can also take
rules off the table. It is a win win for share holders and management
will eat your lunch $$$$$&&

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

Here on the UP we have a 313 mile trip rate of $653.63 per trip and a
348 mile pool that pays about $762.89, we work 6 trips or 3 round trips
in a half. I myself do not want a hourly rate. It would have to be
$65.00 an hour or more for 10 hours to make what I make now. With the
upcoming 2 raises, it will be about $700.00 or more one way.

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

Myself I would not vote for a wage like that. Unless they also topped it
off with medical fees and all the other benefits they want you to pay.
You take 48 bucks and deduct all the benefit fees. That would be your
hourly wage. They have to break down the numbers so an employee knows
exactly what he is walking away with in there pocket.

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

Ok I understand what you are saying now. Like I said the number of the
hourly wage looks attractive, but then there are all the catches that
the members have to read all the fine print. And educate each other
before you vote on it. This is for the companies benefit not employees.
That is why they are doing it, a person has to look at the big long term
picture. Not just a dollar amount that CSX wants you to think your
getting a great deal. ďThe word of the day is DECEPTION ď.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Yep, but my point was that on top of their hourly rate they also don't
have premiums and out of pocket expenses.

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

Canada has legal assisted suicide now.

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

And in the USA you can sue for malpractice, in Canada if you try sueing 
the doctors they tie you up in court and no one can afford legal fees.
And by the time if you did get a settlement, your grand kids would of
had kids by then. The doctors here bury there mistakes most of the
time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Might as well throw out zero healthcare cost to the the employees while
they are talking about the hourly rate.  Canadians railworkers don't
pay crap.

Name: Mo money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dum Dums,

The tax rate is no different as to whether or not overtime is involved.
It's simply tax brackets. The assumption on tax brackets is that if
your normal check is say 1000 a week then you make 52000 a year. If you
get one check with a lot of overtime and make 2000 for the week it is
assumed that you make 104000 a year even though it's a one time event.
It isn't broken down and reported that there were overtime hours
involved. Not sure why or how you guys think all these jobs will be cut
in the yard. If any one works the road then your smart enough to know
there is very rarely any time to get your own train yarded much less do
anything else. Doesn't matter whether your on short pool or long pool
these jackass dispatchers run the railroad based on how long a crew has
to work to get you from A to B so they will be your best friend when
this happens. So all that being said....SHO ME THE MONEY!

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

I do a lot of fishing,the better the bait I use the fish always take it.
And I have nice meal,$48.50 might look really good to a lot of
employees. But if they are going to remove rules that benefit
employees. It could end up being a more miserable place to work with a
lot less job security. Bait is bait comes in many forms.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2018

...Why are railways pushing hourly wage where is benefit to company?...

Do the math
2 employees at 60 hours the 1/2 time overtime pays the third employees
sitting at home with -0- wages salary. The government probably makes a
bundle off the overtime taxes.

Railroad makes/saves 50% on labor not done by 3rd person. Railroad
saves 100% on holidays--sick
days--insurance--dental---retirement--etc...on the unemployed person.
Plus the two working are too tired to bitch because they are bitches.

The trick is to take a day off one week and work a extra day the second
week. Same hours but the pay with overtime is more.

Then know what your company makes off what you do. As soon as you earn
them twice your daily salary to cover their overhead and make them a
couple of bucks ---Whoops, something breaks down.

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

It's going to be voted on next month.  48.50 an hour is what I'm told.
 I'll take it with a smile.   New Hires better get that resume out.

Name: oldschoolunion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dues Payers

Its time to wake up and see what has happened to your unions. I loved
unions. I grew up in a union family. I knew what they stood for. Those
days are over. Ask any old union member from the 60's and 70's what a
union represented.  It wasn't just about fair wages. It wasn't about
just making sure US employers didn't bring in the illegals and pay
them 5 bucks an hour and put American citizens on the street. It was
also about protecting workers in the work place. Harsh and unfair
working conditions. No lunch breaks. Unsafe working conditions. Abuse
and harassment from the hard ass boss. The illegal firing because of
age, race, sex, color and religion. 
Look at what you have now. Look at what you are forced to pay for. Can
you not see the agenda of your employer and the Unions that represent
you? Are you that blind and stupid or are you just spineless and so
scared of becoming a target that you wont stand up and say or do a damn
thing?
Every time you get a raise the Unions get a raise as well. You pay a
set percentage of your wages in dues. Getting any kind of raise
benefits the Unions. Look at your claims that aren't getting paid.
Look at your working rules and your basically half of your agreements
that are violated every day and you haven't had single solution handed
to you in years. How many of you are still waiting for your claims to be
heard. 3-4-5 years???  Ask yourself how does it hurt the unions if you
get crapped on. How does it hurt them if they ignore your claims and
put them on the so called TO GET TO LIST! How many times have you heard
them say its the carriers fault.  We are backlogged and they wont sit
down with us.  Its not hurting them at all. They sit behind a mound of
paperwork and cash their checks every month.  You just keep paying
them.
If you people agree to his hourly wage and UNION RAISE and give up
anything in your agreement that you have fought so many years for
especially seniority then there is no hope for you or any other union
in this country. You own your union. They are supposed to work for you
and your best interest. You can sue them. You can take them to court.
You can picket them. Why would you want to give them another raise and
give away any rights you have to protect your working environment.  God
help us all if you people do this. Kiss your money goodbye. In fact why
don't you just send a 10 million dollar check from all of you because
that's what they are going to get from you after you give them your
raise!

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

Why are railways pushing hourly wage where is benefit to company?

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Ape < than a year

Under the IC/CN hourly rate agreement the basic day is 10 hours. So, if
you perform service for one hour it's a 10 hour basic day. They'll
find something for a crew to do. Go switch cars, pull a track make
doubles, dump some ballast, work an industry etc.... the hourly rate
can do away with the road & yard service by combining it. Which is what
happened on the IC/CN. Will it cut jobs? Most definitely. Don't see a
way around it. You'll have some making a lot of money others not.
Greed seems to always wins out. It happened in 1986 & 1994 with the UTU
doing way with brakeman & locomotive fireman.

Name: FRA Dave 2.0
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Expect the hump at Radnor Yard to be opened back up in the next couple
months.

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

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/24/rightwing-billionaires-union-rights

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

Johnny boy

Your a frickin moron.  27 moves on a road train? Are you that retarded.
Go back and play with your toy train. And if you cant live on 415.00 a
day then you are one piss poor loser who doesn't know how to save his
money. Quit spending it on toy train sets. In fact go ahead and pack
your bags for that 3 year move to that imaginary adjacent district.

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

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Former-CSX-employees-file-wrongful-termination-lawsuit-474431183.html


https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/



https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/19/dozens-of-former-csx-employees-take-the-railroad.html

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

Latest Facebook Rumor:

Ferromex to buy CSX!

Freakin Awesome! if it were true!

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Imdeadfuckingyouguysstill
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Guys we lost 9 percent of carloads compared to last year..don't worry
there was no money to be had with that buisness..keep up the good work
looking to lose another ten percent next year..by the way.. I'm still
long dicking you fools from the grave ... sincerely Eugene Harrison

Name: Johnny money manziel
E-mail: Hourlyrateisastonecoldlock
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cp hourly agreement 42.50 hr
Holiday rate 1.2x42.50
Non service rate 31.90
Guarantee Xboard 1600 a week
4 hour calling windows
All employees protected for length of contract but can be forced to
adjacent district for 3 years then return..CSX 12 hr day is 415$ cp 12
hour day is 550$..any given day you take on many roles at CSX..airman
trackman ymaster car inspecter etc..then make 27 moves with a road
train for a basic day etc..show me the money hoes.ive talked to some CN
employee s also .they avg guy makes 110-120k and uses Fridays my life
act FMLA at their leisure..I'm talking money hoe..ya this is kush..the
claims at CSX are pretty much garbage anyway but yes some employees will
be affected.. nobody called me in 1985 and got my opinion on what they
should..older employees raw dog the younger employees it's the
railroad way

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cond

The taking over railroads and government paying for everything has been
going on for at least 10 years. Florida seems to be leading the way
right under our nose. Railroads own very little property for trains.
They own right of way only.  Start with Warren Buffet and Florida using
imminent domaine taking people's property. Why?  The answer would shock
you and is known to only a few.  Why would Warren Buffet spend a fortune
for the BNSF Railroad? Surely Warren wouldn't have insider information.
Naaaaw!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Thank you APE, I couldnít have said it better!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Here is what I see with hour wage. Your on duty for one hour you put
power on the ground,letís say rail rolled not your fault. Your train is
cancelled they send you home. One hour of pay. Vs you come to work same
thing happens your still gaunteed a minimum. So I could see lots of
sucker clauses in this hourly wage agreement. And every contract it
seem the union misses all these sucker words  and clauses then bitch
about it after contract is signed off on.  You better do your home work
on this hourly wage you could be stuck with it for a long time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

theycandoit.........you are telling me that we should go ahead, take
what they offer, and sellout the younger guy?  Isn't that what they
did in 1985?   Basically you are one of this worthless union members
who doesn't vote!  This is why we always lose because the lazy guys
who don't stay involved still believe that everything is fixed.  I
hear it all the time "why should I vote, its gonna pass anyway". 
Afterwards you find out that only 40% of the members voted!  Nothing is
fixed, some people are just too lazy to do whats right!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

theycandoit

Yeah maybe your right.... so the best thing for all of us in this
industry is to let the government take it completely over. Oversee all
the repairs, property purchases, pay, stockholder investments and
returns. Where the money goes and how it is spent. Uncook the books and
make the company accountable for every dime they spend and every grant
they get. Make sure it is done in a legal and profitable sense. Of
course they will want to change our retirement program and raise our
taxes, but then who would be the bigger thief in the long run.

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Wanna "B" Monitor
Atom Smasher can't access my system!  Geesh!
CSX Corporate is a part of the TSA. We are paid by you tax payers to
monitor railroads on their behalf. We can hack your system anytime, if
Atom Smasher would  hack another system that would be a Federal crime.
Start watching little things happening around you that you can't
prove.  Still want to be the Monitor? Let's play!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Mechanical

You're right on!  Sorry you are way above the posters.  They are
clueless as to the direction of railroad infrastructure improvements,
the plans being laid on track, yard and employee changes.  Read their
posts on cell phones, unions, PTC etc. .  I would imagine if Trump
posted the plans for improving railroad infrastructure they would call
him a corporate mole. Keep posting some do understand. HA!

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Mo money

Lol that's right.  You better closer 20 yrs than 10yrs or show me the
money might be the unemployment check.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Kept your bumps lol.  Big deal.   As far as time off this is the best
we've ever had it.
Hourly rates not if but when.  So what if some guys are laid off.  
Getting laid off is the best thing that can happen to a young man. 
Maybe they will use their head for something more important than this
shithole.   Job cuts are coming. You better have 15plus years in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

I would get the union to talk to an accountant,and tax specialist. There
might be certain formulas on how they tax you if you take hourly wage. I
know once you get into overtime hours they can really nail you for
income tax.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

From my understanding, the carrier wants to have this in place by July! 
Us guys up north are opposed, but the General Chairmen of the south 
thinks this is a good deal?  Better wake up because we opposed the
single system agreement for a few years.  We kept our bumps and
agreements in place.  The only reason we ended up with it was because
the other 85% of the system agreed upon it.  Then it was shoved down
our throats.  How do you guys like it now with no time off?  The hourly
rate will be the same thing, full of surprises that only benefit the
carrier in the long run.

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

If you think that even a high hourly rate is hetter, ask yourself why
would CSX ever pay more in labor costs. Sign it and later the fine
print will screw you.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

OK Gents, Most of us guys up north are opposed to this hourly rate. Our
General Chairman is opposed to it. But we are being told that you
southern guys are all in favor of it because you guys have mostly low
mileage runs that don't pay that much, and you'll make out on the
hourly rate. Up north we have a lot of high mileage runs and will take
a bath on those runs. So where is the truth my Southern Brothers? Are
we being lied to by the company or union? Is it the old divide and
conquer? Speak up boys! We all want to hear from the south and the
middle!

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

The top railways in the world to have the safest and most productive
company. They invest millions of dollars each year. To keep
infrastructure top shape. In North America the railways get millions of
dollars for rail line and infrastructure upgrades,and training programs.
The bean counters at the top have figured out how to take these tax
dollars for shareholders and bonuses. A lot of the land was given to
the railroads by the goverment which is sold for shareholder profit.
Maintance with this group gets deferred to the point becomes unsafe.
After these raiders have exploited everything they can and move on. It
will take millions of dollars to bring back to acceptable standards.It
is really a crime what they are doing!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Corporate


You claim to know the name and email of the poster "fighting"? Then
post it. In fact I think I will request that Atom Smasher run a check
on your server and your device and post it on here.  Maybe we can
narrow down what office server your using while on CSX property. Do you
know that will get you fired. Cant use company computers for your person
posting on this site.  So put your money where your mouth is and come
out of your csx closet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Meal periods            Yard Only
claiming rest!          Can't change
Detours/out of route    already doing this
first in-first out      Won't change
pilots                  Can't change
lap back                They don't want hotels now
annulment of assignments  This one will disappear
travel allowance          can't change
filling temporary vacancies     already doing this
held away from home terminal    Won't change
no run around                   Won't change
not called and used       might disappear happens a few times a year
short turn around        already going on
work train rules         been on 5 work trains in 25 years
road service             road and yard will be combined yard work will 
                          be thing of the past contracted out or closed
yard service
switching limits        we been getting raped on this one for 3 years

Name: Corpoate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Fighting

Are you kidding????  FIGHTING !!!! Name and e-mail.  We already know it
but we need to know you're just another coward. Name and number Name
and number!

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

We already have one super pool. We get paid for no extras.  We're
called for whatever whenever and we do any bullshit they can come up
with.  Is this what I or anyone else wants?  Hell no it's not but this
is are reality.  Do I think the carrier wants hourly for our welfare? 
Hell no, they don't care about any of us. They break our contracts
everyday. They have ignored federal laws.  Screwed over those laid off
fmla. Laid off and fired thousands with more to come.  This place sucks
ass and we all know it.  What beats the shit out of me.  Is why some
young man would stick around.  Anyone with less than 10 years and under
30 you best find something else to do.

Hourly rate is coming.  You can take that to the bank.  Some will be
layed off.  Some RR's old ladies will get fatter.

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

Wake the hell up

Don't anyone of you see what will happen if we lose all our seniority
and they do away with keeping the road and yard jobs separate and they
can call you for anything they damn well please. Do you not see the big
picture. Seniority is everything on the railroad. Having separated job
assignment especially keeping yard a road separated is the only way
that people can have any quality of life as they get up in seniority in
this business. There are old heads out here now that have been beat down
and just cant stand on their feet 8-10 hours a day pounding the rocks.
they take road assignments to get a break from that. You have young
bucks who can and want to go home every night so they stay in the
yards. Being able to move around to different assignments has many
benefits. Some for the extra money and some for the working conditions.
There are people who just cant be on the road and away from their
families for personal reasons and need to stay in the yards. there are
people who want to get away from their situations and go on the road.
Seniority is everything!  If we give this up and go to one big whipping
pool that no one knows what the hell or where the hell they will go
every time the phone rings you will be sorry. I don't care what kind
of damn money they offer you per hour. Use your damn heads you morons.
All you can see is the $$$$$$$ amount they are flying in your faces.
What the hell is wrong with you. Most of you make at least 70 grand a
year out here. You cant learn to live on that. Get your heads out of
your asses. You want to learn to live like whipped slaves and not know
what the hell your going to be doing day by day for the rest of your
career??  I just don't believe that anyone is even considering this
shit.  Im out of here if this happens. No way in hell Im staying in
that kind of working environment.  People better start saving your
nickles and dimes because your going to find out real quick what kind
of hell hole life your going to be working if you allow this to happen
and your going to want to walk away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

People had better wake up!  Do you actually think the carrier is doing
this for your best interest?  From what I understand, this will also be
the start of the one big extra board and the end of seniority.  They
will be able to call you into work, and make you work any job or
position regardless of your seniority.  Its bad enough that we will
become slaves.  IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?  If not, you had better
speak to that general chairman who might be selling you up the river.

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

Well Dave Carson on that cush UP XT20 brakemans extra board in San Luis
Obisbo, Ca. That is the kind of attitude that got us here, no one cares
about their job or union anymore, its that all about me attitude. The
sooner you leave the better.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Work Rules?  What work Rules? Someone name a work rule they don't want
to give up.  Work hours, hours of rest and off days aren't going
anywhere.  Someone tell me a legitimate work rule the carrier honors
that we don't want to lose.  Anybody?
Work rules are gone. We don't get paid for any extras any more. Hello
we don't make over 40/hr.  Most of you losers don't know what you
make an hour.  Me take call Me go to work fatass wife get check. Me got
all kinds of money.  WRONG you don't have shit but a lazy deadbeat
fatass wife.

Name: fighting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Corporate

Go back under your nasty mole rock with other bob. Jesus! Wondered how
long it would take the company paid moles to come back out after this
site has been blown up with topics that should be embarrassing as hell
for the public to read. Not to mention the FRA and the other investors.
 The CSX public safety director is probably freaking out and wondering
what the hell will be posted next. Maybe someone should start calling
the FCC and complain about the crappy radio's and the useless mobile
phone units. Not to mention that the FEDs should have their phones
blown up about the company allowing the PTC to be turned off anytime a
little glitch gets in the way and might delay a train departing!  OH
my, the PTC is going to be the best thing that ever happened to the
railroad...LOL!

If any union member is dumb enough to agree to go hourly and give up
our work rules, he should be drug down to the river and given a long
ass kick down stream!  NO WORK RULES??? The company rapes the hell out
of our union agreement now. Yeah, it has a lot to do with people not
standing up to the unions and flooding them with petitions to do their
damn job. Its our fault for not getting our opinions out to the press.
Its our fault for not finding a way to draw attention to the company
for constantly refusing to honor it. Its also our fault for not using
every tactic we have to draw attention to ANY ILLEGAL ACTION that the
company is involved in. Any state law they are breaking. Any
environmental law they are breaking. Not taking pictures of engines
with black smoke rolling out and sending it to the FRA or EPA agencies
in Washington DC!  There are a lot of ways to get our point across.
Sitting on our asses is not one of them. File the damn claims whether
or not you think they will get taken care of. There are support groups
for union members who feel they are being taken advantage of and not
represented as they should be by federal laws. JOIN ONE! Voice your
opinion. The media is their worst enemy! 
God, what ever you do, do not let the unions remove our work rules. I
cant even imagine working for CSX and not having some work rules in
place. The only thing that will save any of us from being run into the
ground and whipped and rushed like dogs to the point of near death will
be having off days and FRA rest. If they can do away with off day they
would do that too.  Everyone who works for CSX knows what Im saying is
100% true. 

Now company mole, come and get us!  Start your poser post! Come start
your bullcrap.  Bring it on losers!

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

Hey yardmaster 30+  where is your name and e mail barny badass!

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

How does corporate think of you?
We give you an engineers title with no degree.
We repeat anything 3 times and you week minded guys believe it.
You are a bunch of monkeys. There are 10s of thousands we could hire to
take your place.
Train crews and unions are splineless, this is why you use an alias
when posting because you run your mouth but are scared to let anyone
know who you are.
Need proof? Post your name and e-mail. SEE! Your just a big mouth
coward and you will do what you're told.
You speak of doing away with rules but take up for the company when
someone proves to you rules and laws are being broken.
No one will listen to a whining coward.

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

One Union would help.  But that will never happen.  
Things have changed for the worse and we haven't seen the end yet.  
We do as were told or we are insubordinate.   We speak of work rules be
trading for hourly wage .   What work rules?  We do all the horseshit
now and aren't compensated.  If we  can get over 40 an hour we better
jump on it.  We only make about 29 now.   None of this matters anyway
if the company wants it that's what it will be.   This regime does
whatever they want.   They prove this everyday.  They don't even 
follow federal law. Why would we begin tho think they give a damn about
our opinion. CSX sucks our union sucks.

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

Everything you have was hard fought for over the generations. You give
nothing away,if CSX wants to bargain something out of the collective
agreement. They have to pay up with something else that benefits the
membership. If they want to play they have to pay. They have done
studies and with technical changes on the railway since the 1960ís that
they get sixty percent more production from one man. After the runaway
train in Canada that killed 47 people. They banned one crew trains, it
is proven not safe. What I see happening PTC and one man crew is what
they want. And with new technologies they will even want more. Read the
fine print before you vote on anything. Once the genie is out of the
bottle itís hard to put back. You canít unring the bell guys.

Name: Thanks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

#######Rtw#####
Thanks spoken like a true union Brother noone cares about the bottom
half thats why the company gets away with what they do now.. keeping us
all at odds with one another. It's dumb fucks like you that agree to do
what ever the company wants them to do. If a company is offering you
something it isn't to benefit the employees, or that they feel as if
we are not making enough.  Utu Ble not sure which one is the best we
need to stand together and get rid of one and keep the other and see
how much the company gets away with that is what really needs to be
done. 1 union would make us a hell of alot stroger

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Other bob  
Your the damn mole. Go crawl back under your rock. Didn't distract
anyone from the real topics at hand. Go tell your Csx daddy we're not
biting!  
Hourly wage with no work rules is the worst thing that could ever
happpen. Any idiot that agrees with this should be flogged and a union
that would agree with it is an outright fraud. Do people not know the
history of union's in the United States? The whole purpose of their
existence is to protect workers in this country from employer abuse and
unfair and unsafe working conditions.if we do away with work rules our
jobs won't be anymore protected than a China sweat shop. Is this even
happening!!!  If our union's even consider giving up our work rules
then we have no chouce but to abandon our union's for other
representation. This is old world mafia shit! Time to pool out money
and go see a top dollar labor law lawyer!

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

We're made to do whatever now.  We don't make no where near 50 an
hour. 
It may not be the nice thing to say but no one gives two shits about
the bottom half.  For a few bucks they can do away with the conductor
now.   The senior half can make a little more they don't care who gets
cut.

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

These weasel dick foamers aka JBL--JENS BANG mommas boy--L@E---and all
the other made up handles here are busier than a long tail cat in a
room full of rockers burying the real posts.

One thing about L@N he loves fat women, black panthers, immigrants,
dirty railroads being exposed,sleeping with his momma, and dragging his
weasel dick along the tinker toy rails.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

All the years and time fighting for special rules. Why is anyone think
it is good to give it all away.

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

IT SEEMS THE COMPANY HAS APPROACHED THE BLET ONCE AGAIN WANTING THE
HOURLY RATE!

From my understanding, the General Chairman representing the south want
this?  ARE THEY NUTS
The word is that it will be under $50 per hour with no work rules, and
overtime after 10 hours.  For starters, you will become a slave to the
company, and they don't even have to work you past 10 hours.  This
will also eliminate thousands of jobs because the slaves will be in
place.    Why do you think the carrier wants this so bad?  It isn't
going to benefit the employees!  WAKE UP GENERAL CHAIRMAN, unless you
are just selling everyone up the river again?  Remember if this passes
through, there will no longer be the need for a union.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

My mate was operating the belt pack. A manager was walking towards
him,and had texted the tm to phone employee. His phone started ringing
and he was fired on the spot. The employee thought it was on vibrate,
they also had him on camera,using his phone in the yard days before.

Name: Genius!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

PROBLEM SOLVED ENGINEERS!

Man I just thought of how we can settle all of this and its easy as
pie!!!!

Since no one is supposed to mess with the PTC unless they have been
trained and qualified on it and the conductor can use his personal
phone as long as he is 25 feet away........Kick the conductor out of
the cab! After he is 25 feet away have him call the help desk and you
can scream back and forth at each other out the window! Surely you can
hear each other from 25 feet away. The conductor can relay the
instructions!  PROBLEM SOLVED!
Well wait, unless its pouring down rain, sleeting ice or a wind storm
from hell. Oh well..... sucks to be the conductor!

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

Your cell phone can be traced threw gps if the company really wanted to
in an investigation. What I do is leave my cell phone at home when I go
to work. But I have a burner phone on me when I go to work. The only one
that has the number to it is my wife and kids. They are cheap I pay cash
for it not a credit or bank card and I donít care if it gets lost or
broken and employer canít trace it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Everyone needs to be 100% rules compliant 100% of the time. If you break
a rule and get fired it is your fault, if you follow the rules and get
fired you will get your job back with back pay. Its black and white.
Follow the rules 100% to the best of your ability. Yes things will slow
down, but it will be because of the rules not your fault. When trains
are late they will either accept it or modify the rules. You are not
required to have a personal phone on duty so if they change the rule to
allow it's use then we can all say we don't have a phone on us, then
what?

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

DISPATCHERS!!!!!

OK its time for you to chime in on this problem. Everyone knows there
are a few of you who read this site everyday, Especially the foamers
and you know who you are..LOL!
 
I am guilty of being one of those people who have used my cell phone to
expedite getting my train out of the yard as quick as I can by calling
the TO desk and the PTC desk to get help. I have done this because I
know Im using my phone to handle an issue related to my job and trying
to just get the train rolling and on the move. After talking with
numerous other conductors and engineers and reading the electronic
device policy I have determined that they are 100% right on the way it
is written and we ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO use it to call for this
assistance. 
So, please tell all of us how you feel about us toning you up and
asking you to patch the PTC or TO desk through to us. No one is sure
how many calls we make across the system to these departments on our
own phones and how many of us violate the policy every day, but our
guess is there are tons of calls made on a daily basis. Just how
distracting and time consuming will this be to you if we all follow the
policy and contact you to have them contact us? I know sometimes it
takes me up to 10 minutes to get a dispatcher to answer and Im sure you
have your reasons but if we are holding a train from departing or have
problems trying to reengage the system after switching on line of road
and we have to call you to do our communication is this going to cause
you more undue stress? Will the TMs take the blame for us departing
late in their yards or will they blame you if you don't answer fast
enough for their liking?  How do you feel about being the sole
communicator between crews and the PTC and TO desk? Just asking for
your opinions on this matter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

SMH


Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit.  That's some funny shit right there.  CSX
doesn't give a damn if they get sued.  They're in the middle of all
kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming.   Google CSX news.   The
Fmla cases are coming.  46 former employees are suing them now.  They
continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost
them and their managers.  When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300
million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

LOCO

Loss of radio communication is not a failure of the mobile phone units
to connect properly. You are misinterpreting the rule. That rule was
meant to cover the loss of verbal communication between the crew
members. If the radio malfunctions or the distance becomes to great or
distorted for the engineer and the other crew members to communicate
and do their job safely then personal or company provided cell phones
may be use to continue the communication until the radio can be
replaced or the problem is solved. You can try to use the mobile phone
feature to make contact with the mechanical desk, PTC or the trip
optimizer help desks. There is obviously a problem with this system. It
has been mentioned on this site several times that it is not working
properly or the proper base stations are not up to date in the company
provided timetables. If they don't work then you need to notify the
proper dispatcher and explain the problem. Request that they contact
the proper department and have them contact you on the radio. You are
all correct in the not using your personal phones for making contact
with any of these departments. The
electronic/electrical device policy is very clear on the use of a
personal cell phone and when and WHERE you can use them.
For engineers this may cause a problem. The company has not been
issuing company cell phones to the crews for use. If there is a problem
with an engine that requires the engineer to have to access the rear
compartment of the engine and troubleshoot a problem, the handsets on
the engine radio's are not long enough to reach that distance.
Therefore an engineer may have to run back and forth from the cab to
the repair point. This most likely will be a problem if it is something
that must be handled from the ground. This will be very distracting as
well as inconvenient and time consuming. It would be much better for
everyone concerned if the electronic device policy would be revisited
and rewritten in a manner that would cover these circumstances. The
need for immediate and serious action because of past accidents where
proof that cell phones led to the break down of job duties and safety
and was a contributing factor is the reason the policy was so strict.
The rush to put a policy in place almost always leads to procedural
failures in the language. This apparently has happened. The job duties
of the engineer, the failures of radio/mobile telephone units and the
need to have strict control over the misuse of personal phones while on
duty has frankly created a serious conflict between the crew members
ability to do their jobs efficiently and with trust and still follow
the written policy. Until the policy can be reviewed again at the table
with the company and the FRA do not use your cell phones for
communication with the PTC or TO help desk. Speak with your dispatchers
and follow their instructions. Give it time. CSX and the FRA will see
the conflict and errors in the language of the system bulletin and will
correct it. You have all seen this happen numerous times. Have some
patience.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've
ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat
fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit.

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

L&N disp.
Placing a shunt in front of a crossing is done all the time by road way
working on an approach. To keep from activating the gates while they
work, a shunt is placed down and the control circuit activates, then
thinking the shunt is a train deactivates. The circuit can't see down
the approach and the crew works on with no flagman. Occasionally the
crew forgets to remove the shunt and go home. Later, the circuit can't
see an approaching train and kills a driver. See example CSX track in
Fl. Mother and two children killed because of this. I'm surprised you
don't know this!
Now for my instruction. Shunting an approach with a train on the
approach causes no problem, just make sure you remove the shunt after
the test.
Why do you think the company rules forbid shunting unless the circuits
in use are restricted and are not fail-safe?
Don't take my word for, do the test!!!!'  Why would you send a
message out telling people not to make a test that could save lives?
The RRs are using you to cover the illegal use of this control circuit.
The narratives are from Jim Mabes little box of tricks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Im also a railroader pal I was a trainman that transfered to the
mechanical department. Because I could not be in a safety sensitive
position due to medical condition. Iím in the know about everything
that is going on, I sympathize with your frustration. Lived them all
and I have been to many wrecks,  The reason I posted about rr crossings
so the public might realize the danger they put themselves in and 
traincrews in. Yes technical changes are suppose to help us in our
jobs,but in a lot of times adds extra stress. I have lived threw many
changes over the years on the rr.  But an employee has no choice but to
accept changes or move on.

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

Ape1

I AM a railroader and pissed off is fucking right. You stupid morons
who keep posting your tinker toy crap need your pie holes slapped shut.
I see ignorant morons run the gates every single trip Im on. Wouldn't
matter how effective the gates were or if they came on 1 minute before
you got there. The retards would still run the gates. Screw the gates!
The company crammed the TO down our throats to shave their precious
fuel then they installed the LIFE SAVING PTC down our throats because
some idiots couldn't or wouldn't pay attention to what they were
doing and the FEDS claimed it was going to be the life saver of all
time. Then the feds and CSX put out this policy that states in black
and white we cant use our personal phones to trouble shoot and handle
work related issues and problems with the damn systems. I cant believe
how stupid and ignorant some of the managers are and cant read!  Had 2
run their mouths that no where in the policy did it state we couldn't
use our personal electronic devices for work related issues. we had to
pull out the damn bulletin and show the retards what it said.  We can
use RAILROAD SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO HANDLE WORK RELATED ISSUES!
No gray areas on the use of personal devices. ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
OR LOSS OF RADIO COMMUNICATION! You got to get off the damn motor
position yourself away from the nearest rail by 25 feet to use your
personal device. When your don't it has to be turned off stored away
and not on your person. The mobile/phone units are a damn joke. You
cant get half of them to work and almost all the new timetables are
missing bases for subdivisions. We tried for several hours throughout
our trips this week to get them to work. No tone back. NO responses.
Total bullshit. Where the hell is the safety in this!  WE have all
agreed, if the PTC isn't working right we will tell the dispatcher and
he can have the PTC call us on our radios. If they don't get through or
cant handle the flood of calls we can just turn the thing off!   GOOD
RIDANCE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Cost  ten billion dollars to install PTC for American railways. A huge
undertaking and sounds like the system when complete. Could cause a lot
of real big headache to have continuity in the system. The maintance
costs to maintain it is going to be huge cost for the railways. That is
why they keep getting extensions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Hey ďpissed off ďgo back in the basement and play with your train set.

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

Concerned citizen

It's obvious you're not a railroader. Railroad takes a person a lot
of places during their career. They get to see & do a lot. I didn't
correct anyone only stated the facts.

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

L&N Dispr

You're correct on the real Dave Nelson. There's someone posing as
Dave. He made a mistake a few days ago by stating he screwed up a
switch this year in January. Dave Nelson left CSX around 22 years ago.

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

Karma 

The rule says you can use your phone in cases of emergency and loss of
radio communication.I would think that the telephone communication on
the radio in the cab failing to work would be considered a failure in
proper communicstion and you would then be able to use your phone to
call the PTC help desk. That's exactly how it should be viewed since
the PTC is considered a serious safety device by the FEDS! I don't see
a gray area here.  That's the way the rule is written. Let them try and
write me up for using my personal phone when I've tried using the
radio's phone feature and it fails. They can view their tapes all they
want to see if I tried. Just another federal charge to bring against the
company for failure to keep safe and adequate radio /mobile phone
communication  up and running!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Crazy Comer, don't you have an ambulance to chase down to make some
quick blood money?  Now go play with your little CB, good buddy...

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

The worst thing are the radios so mush noise on them esp when it comes
from the transmitter on the engines, plus the rr,s use signal
maintainers instead of people who have radio commutations license to
repair and maintain the radios.

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

L@N proper authorities the other goof ball pretenders like you?
There are no PROPER authorities just weasel dick clowns LIKE YOU.

Now go play with your tinker toys.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

RE: T&E crews,

I highly recommend that no crew takes it upon themselves to put a shunt
down in front of their train approaching a xing,  as Dave Nelson
suggest.. This is a rule violation.  If you suspect there is a problem
with the xing, notify the proper authorities.

If this is the real Dave Nelson, you should know better to tell a crew
to do this...

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Re: Concerned citizen
Out of respect for your post I will answer your questions briefly.
Q: seems like there are larger more dangerous things looming?
A: The answer is that train Drailments and crossing accidents will
climb dramatically without exposure to those responsible.
To protect yourself and family, stop and look at ALL railroad
crossings. You are supposed to trust the warning systems completely.
Actually they were fail-safe but we replaced this device with one that
fails. Motive? Massive fraud by railroads
To keep informed monitor the expenditures and purpose of the
Transportation Infrastruture Improvements. One to start with is the
PTC. This thing must be miraculous, every accident could have been
prevented by this component according to railroads and FRA.  See who
ends up paying for it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/runaway-trains-almost-triple-reported-rate-cbc-finds-1.2448494

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Train crews

Before you start second guessing me, get some guts and crawl off your
engine and do the same test I just gave to the FRA, NTSB  and CSX Chief
Engineer.

When you are stopped short of a crossing, walk to the crossing and
jumper the track 80 to 100ft from the crossing. Build speed past 3mph
toward the crossing then post your results on this safety site. If
you're not a part of the solution you must be a part of the problem! 
DO THE TEST!!!!!!! it just might save your life.

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
National Transportation Board (NTSB)
Carl Walker CSX Chief Engineer of Signals

Perform this test to show failure of crossing warning system:

1.Take track authority and properly flag a crossing.
The signal that activates the lights and gates are on the tracks. When
the tracks are shorted by a trains wheels the lights flash and gates
drop. A jumper wire shorting the tracks acts the same as a trains
wheels. The start point of a warning system is far enough down the
approach to activate lights and gates giving a driver a minimum of 20
seconds warning time. This is in accordance to the laws you are not
enforcing.
2. Use a jumper capable to short the track 80ft. From the crossing
edge.
3. The lights and gates will activate understanding the cable is a
train.
4. The lights and gates will remain activated for a few seconds, then,
they will deactivate thinking the jumper cable is a stopped train on
the approach. 
5. Now run a train down the approach. The train will NOT start the
warning system until it crosses the first cable at 80ft  or from a
vehicle being struck by the train.
6. What does an unsuspecting driver see? Google UTA Fed Ex train
accident. The narriatives provided to the public are false.
7. A jumper cable would be detected in a signal territory, but by
viewing the UTA Fed Ex accident you will see snow, ice, rain and other
track conditions act the same as a cable NOT being detected by the
Signal System.
Dave Nelson
02-23-18
CSX Crossing and Signal Design Engineering
Nelson284@juno.com  For questions or comments

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

Radios most likely donít work right, because the. Rr has not installed
or maintained the repeaters. Remember cost cuts to drive shares up.
Start writing your congressman about safety issues.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 February 2018

Iíve been to lots of wrecks in my career,seen it all. We have the same
rules with personal phones. I always carried my cell phone. And if I
had to use it in an emergency I would and deal with the non- sense
later.

Name: Pissedoff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Carman 

God man. Please stop. Might as well have that pines signal crossing nut
back! Hazmat train wrecks. Crude oil train wrecks. Rear end collisions. 
Why do you think they passed the PTC program. Now the crews are turning
it off because the company and the FRA has written some stupid phone
rules that don't allow them to call for help with problems on their
phone?  Then their radios don't work right. When it comes to safety
this issue way trumps your signal problems. A person gets killed at a
crossing that's bad. A train rearends another train loaded with
dangerous cars and catches on fire that's a hell of alot worse! Let's
get our priorities straight!

Name: 
E-mail: Carman
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 February 2018

There is all kinds of education out there about RR crossings. Railway
police go to schools and talk about it to kids. Driver training courses
warn about RR crossings. They should never happen if people just pay
attention. To this day science has not found a cure for STUPID.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 February 2018

Iím not defending the railway,I have my 1A drivers licence ,school bus
needs a. 2 garabage truck with air brakes 3A In short your a
professional driver, and if the arms are defective , it is still your
duty to look both ways. A school bus has to stop at all rr crossings.
These crossing accidents should never happen if a professional driver
does there due diligence.

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

Comer: pretty much proof positive you don't know what you are talking
about.  Looks like you are LYING AGAIN.  YOU DID NOT do the
investigation, so shut up ...

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

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HWY18MH005-prelim.pdf

Pretty much proof the NTSB is about as corrupt as it gets. Magic
witnesses appear after 3 weeks--Video disappears for three weeks. No
mention of the skewed, humped, drop offs that would hang up Big Foot,
missing barriers around gate posts, why a uphill train would be going
61 mph in a 60 mph zone after seeing a big frickin truck across the
tracks for 10 seconds (1.46667x10 seconds truck clears)--interviews
with bus garage--- Just look at gate--lights--street paint (feet out of
MUTCD standards) This even legal? Do any of them have a clue on how
signals DON'T WORK?

CSX took over crossing ownership January 3rd. Night trains.
FORM FRA F 6180.71 (Rev. 3/15) 01/03/2018  
line 16. Crossing Owner (if applicable) CSX
2.E. Low Ground Clearance Sign &#61603; Yes (count 4)
7. Smallest Crossing Angle  0į Ė 29į 
9. Regularly Used by School Buses? Yes --Average six per day.
1.B. Total Night Thru Trains (6 PM to 6 AM) --2

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

OZZBURNT
That is the best idea I have ever heard. Next time sum it up so people
will actually read it. Nobody wants to read a 10 page novel. It is a
great idea though.

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

Concerned citizen, 

Dave Nelson does not work for CSX anymore.  He was a whistleblower
about 22 years ago against CSX.  So, I don't know who would have made
that post.  RRJim, you were right to point that out about the
Buckingham Branch.  I almost went there to help dispatch their
territory.

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

Hh Foote ceoís Like them are not spending money on signal crossings
track maintance,they are doing the bare minimum on all rr maintance.
Cut the jobs of people that use to maintain this work. They save
millions of dollars on wages material etc. And maintance only gets
performed on infrastructure when it is totally necessary. The goverment
looks the other way. With all the money not spent, if there is an
accident and they have to settle a few law suits, they are still ahead
financially. It is a shame that the goverment is not more concerned
about public safety. And what I witness when Hh took over cn and cp. 
He pushed the envelope further and further testing the goverment and
got away with everything. Hh did exactly what ever he wanted and the
goverment hid there heads in the sand. These goverment inspectors are x
railroaders recommended by the railroads, for filling the goverment
jobs. They are just tokens that,really canít change anything. Iím not
blaming the people I know some personally I blame the way the system is
designed.

Name: Concerned citizen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Dave Nelson 

You have been corrected by the man who has seen and done it all(rrjim).
Good job on standing your ground on signal fraud and the scams that lead
to accidents and death.  Your point was well made and it wasn't
necessary for you to be corrected on that post. From what I'm reading
on here it sounds like something bigger and more dangerous is brewing. 
This crap with the crews not being able to use their phones to correct
problems with the PTC and just turning the system off by orders of the
dispatchets scares the crap out of me and my family! What the hell is
wrong with CSX and the FRA. Is this crazy insane behavior an everyday
occurance with CSX. Radios on the engines don't work half the time? 
Is this crap for real. How come the FCC is not all over this. Maybe
it's time for all of us to start lobbying for full federal takeover
and regulation of the railroads or at least CSX.

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

Some one posted on here,that the tm adjusted  pistons. Iím assuming he
meant piston travel on amtrack cars. For one thing the tm is not
trained or certified to do this. They do not understand how a slack
adjuster works or the brake system. I hope the train crew record this
when, people that are not certified to do this work. Are reporting to
you they are. Are they fuckng crazy. No wonder Amtrak has so many
issues. There are lots of reasons for piston travel being to long. And
tm etc do not know what to look for or understand the brake mechanics.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Dave Nelson

The Crozet AMTRAK/trash truck incident was on the Buckingham Branch
Railroad not CSX. BBRR has leased the line from CSX since around 2003.
BBRR is responsible for maintaining crossings. I worked for BBRR
through Manpower as an outside contractor for 4 1/2 years after
retiring from CSX. They have their own signal department. I ran that
line with the C&O then CSX from 1984-2000. CSX does route some coal &
grain MTY trains over that line. BBRR is a mon-fri 0600-1600 shortline
railroad running just locals. They have 6 AMTRAKS (3 east & 3 west) 3
days a week. It's a quiet railroad.

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

Corp. 

Just had that problem a few days ago. Had a problem with the PTC
engaging properly. Stupid yardmaster kept trying to rush me out of the
yard. Told him 3 times I was working on it. He then wanted to know if i
called them. Told him straight out on the radio that we aren't allowed
to use our phone's by the rules. He then said to go without it. Told 
the dispatcher and he said ok, then turn it off. So see, know one gives
a crap about your PTC. your phone rule trumps the PTC rule. Why did the
feds and csx waste the money on it.

Name: OZZBURNT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

The 2 greatest factors in 94.2% (I made that number up on the spot) of
accidents in most industries are distractions/loss of focus, or fatigue
and fatigue is one of the major causes of distractions/loss of focus.
Other factors can cause a loss of focus, like use of a cell phone,
listening to music while working, horseplay, issues in our lives
outside of work like health or family problems, etc. 

Not sure how to completely eliminate all of these factors, but fatigue
could be greatly reduced without changing very much at all.

Anyone that is subject to being called into work knows that a lot of
times you sit around waiting on a call that never comes and then
finally when you are tired and ready to sleep you get the call.

If we were to have our extra boards divided by 4 and your bid was for a
time slot then fatigue would be nearly eliminated. 

Example: An extra board has 16 people on it so 4 bids would be for
0600-1400, 4 bids would be for 1400-2200, 4 bids would be for 2200-0600
and 4 bids would be available for call any time. No 2 people on any one
slot would have the same days off. This would work to reduce fatigue
and improve your overall quality of life and health, you could also
plan appointments or family functions, and so much more. 

This would not negatively impact availability of manpower to CSX
because they would have available to them 4 people per 8 hour time slot
and up to an additional 4 people from the 24hr slot. If both are
exhausted then they would revert to calling the first out rested from
the other 2 time slots. 

This model could be modified to fit specific needs, for example each
time slot could be adjusted to different hours and furthermore each
slot could be staffed according to needs, maybe more people for the
busiest time slot, and less for the slot with lighter needs.

My sole purpose in writing this is to hopefully get the attention of
people system wide and possibly with a glimmer of hope get people
thinking about it so maybe, just maybe the ball can start rolling on
this idea or any variation similar.

In my opinion, had a proposal like this been presented in our contract,
we would have been better of than with anything we got and it doesn't
in any way hurt CSX for manpower.   

Thank you for your time in reading this, I know it was more than most
would like to read on here but I do appreciate it.

P.S. An added bonus would be that most of us would call in sick less
because there are times that we have to call in sick because we are
tired or have something going on that we can't miss.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2018

My issue reading these, rules that you canít use your phone in the cab
even if you are ordered to,you are safe in the cab. If you have to get
out of the cab and be twenty five feet away from the cab. Puts a person
in harms way,because you are distracted while on the phone and if you
break the plain of the rail you could get hit by a train next to your
track. What if you have to write information down would you not be
better in the cab. What ever happened to common sense and safety first.

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

Corp.

Are you fricking kidding me. LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!  I've tried I don't
know how many times to use the phone feature on the radios and only had
it actually work maybe 3 times.those instructions in the timetables are
fricking Greek and don't help explain crap.  As for getting off the
power to use my phone for the help desk..sure I can do that and after I
talk to them I got to turn it back off before I get back on the power
with the way the rule is written. Get back off the power call them back
the do the same crap again. Back and forth. The PTC and the TO people
are doing to freak the hell out we start doing that shit. Does the FRA
even know we aren't using the PTC because we can't call them on our
phone's and your not providing us with a company cell phone?  Millions
were spent on getting this PTC in place for safety and to prevent train
crashes and we're turning it off because we can't call for help with
our phone's while we're in the cab. I don't think THE feds know
what's going on our here! Time to let the car out of the bag!

Name: Oper. Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATORS 

READ THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE RULE 1000.1! 
There is absolutely no gray area in this rule in regards to the use of
a PERSONAL DEVICE. YOU MUST BE OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND AT LEAST 25 FEET
AWAY FROM THE NEAREST RAIL INCLUDING ADHERING TO THE OTHER STATED
CONDITIONS. 

THE EMPLOYEE AT THE CONTROLS OF A LOCOMOTIVE MAY USE A "RAILROAD
SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE" FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES
AFTER ALL STATES CONDITIONS ARE MET.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE/CELL PHONE!!! IT MUST BE A
RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICE. YOU CAN NOT CALL THE PTC HELP DESK OR THE
TRIP OPTIMIZED DESK WITH YOUR CELL PHONE UNLESS YOU ARE OFF THE
EQUIPMENT. THEREFORE IN ORDER TO STAY IN THE CAB TO TROUBLESHOOT THE
ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE IS TO USE THE LOCOMOTIVE RADIO UNITS TELEPHONE
FEATURE. YOU CAN FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN YOUR SUBDIVISION
TIMETABLES. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL OR THE RADIO UNIT IS NOT EQUIPPED
YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE APPROPRIATE DISPATCHER. 
AGAIN, YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICES IN THE CAB OF THE
LOCOMOTIVE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR YOU HAVE LOST RADIO
COMMUNICATION. IF A SUPERVISOR ORDERS YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE
TO CONTACT THEM OR CALL ANY HELP DESK YOU ARE TO BE OFF THE EQUIPMENT
AND ADHERE TO ALL RULES STATED IN THE RULES PUBLISHED UNDER 1000.1.

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

Federal Railroad Administration & National Transportation Board

Amtrak/ Trash Truck/ Congressmen accident.
FRA you presented to me all posts I have made on this site for years
wanting me to verify they were my posts. You may want to save this
one.
The CSX Signal Department knows you work in partnership with railroads
for economic protection.
We ran an Amtrak into a trash truck loaded with half our Congress.
There are only three options as a cause as we see it.
1. The trash truck driver was stuck,  stopped or stalled on the
crossing with gates down, lights flashing and horn blowing for thirty
seconds prior to being hit by Amtrak.
2. The truck driver  ignored the warnings and crashed through a down
gate and head ended an Amtrak one second away.
3. The lights and gates failed to activate in time to warn the truck
driver of an approaching train.
FRA & NTSB, why has number three never been reported on? I have met
with you, NTSB and USDOT on failed warning systems. The lights and
gates are known to fail in activating. The control circuits are being
used illegally and lead to many deaths and infuries yet the FRA, NTSB,
Amtrak and CSX remain deadly silent. 
Dave Nelson
01-22-18
CSX Signal Engineering
nelson284@juno.com

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2018

When the safety culture gets put on the back burner, because it slows
down production. There will be more accidents to come in all
departments. With this mantle ridge crowd it is all about money. People
can be replaced. Again they will just find a few scape goats.

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

Lined and locked into our track. Maybe he had a brain fart and just
tapped out. It looked ok at the time!!!!

Name: Other Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2018

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/RSR1801.aspx
...The engineer of the stopped CSX train had exited the lead locomotive
before the Amtrak train entered the siding, ran to safety, and was not
injured. The conductor of the CSX lead locomotive saw the Amtrak train
approaching in the siding and ran to the back of locomotive. The
conductor was thrown off the locomotive and sustained minor
injuries...
Looking off overpass 33.9049711,-81.0668294

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/RRD18MR003.aspx

With no time to run or hide with maybe time for a "oh shit" --How did
the CSX crew know to run and hide unless they knew the switch was
screwed?

Name: BillyL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

but not limited to, damages for back pay and benefits, front pay,
compensatory damages, punitive damages, out of pocket expenses,
liquidated damages, contributions to fringe benefits including pension
and retirement,  and all other damages recoverable under the above laws
plus prejudgment and other interest. Court cost. Fees and attorney
fees.

This is what we're going after.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

Wonder what ever happened to the Safety First campaign, that the
railways pushed so hard. I guess they canít afford it no more with all
the cuts. Like cutting Hh a check for 84 million.

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

RRJIM
Thanks for the post.
I too was targeted by CSX for Drailing an Amtrak that killed 8 people.
The Assistant Chief Engineer Signals (Hugh Hopkins) falsely accused me
for not having an M23A switch machine to replace a worn out hand throw
switch. We split the switch killing 8.
My Director CJ Nicely had repeatedly cancelled my orders for a new M23A
Switch to force Signal Supervisors to send old switches in for repair,
saving money to the budget.
I was kicked out of the Head Quarters Building by Hopkins. 
I told Bryan Tucker (VP Corporate Communications) by phone on 01-04-18
and reported this. I had been wrongfully terminated and my work carreer
destroyed. Bryan told me he would have some one look into this.  Today
is 02/22/18, and no response from CSX.
Makes one wonder about the true cause of running an Amtrak into a CSX
train doesn't it?

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

I put my thirty five years in,and back in the day the running trades
union was nothing to mess with. They where not scared to shut the
railway down , or work to rule. Guys stood together. And management
wanted no trouble and things where worked out pretty fast. What I found
with this gang is. They will fire as many as it takes to make a point,
even if it left them short of staff. They figured out how to manipulate
all the data to make themselves look good. They know what they have to
do to get themselves big payday at the expense of everyone else. Hh was
great for the shareholders, but it was criminal some of the things he
pulled off and people lost there lives. Working for the rr today is a
high stress job. And is not for everyone.

Name: DSW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

It's good you girls got a big pay out.  Will be needing it to pay
lawyer fees,court cost and damages.  For your role in the Fmla wrongful
termination.   Most likely you girls will be let go too.  After carrier
turns its back on you ladies.


Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

Oldstories

LOL! So, we had 4 people onboard a train with a caboose. I was a
locomotive engineer only had one person with me on the head end just
like today. Drinking? It happened the railroads were lax back then. It
took one person to end it that was Ricky Gates. He ran a Conrail light
set of engines into the side on an AMTRAK and there were fatalities. He
sold us out for a lighter prison sentence testifying in front of
Congress that railroaders were alcoholics & drug addicts. It was a
crock of crap. 

I never brought any of what you said up. I only stated you people
signed up to do a job. If you have to work a lot, so what!!!!! That's
what railroaders do. 

Don't like it quit. People quitting the railroad has gone on forever.
It's not a job for everyone never has been. If your generation thinks
you can change it Good Luck.

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

Trainmaster 

You are welcome!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

The guy running CSX are the same people, that put office staff in front
of the controls of trains ,when they needed that train to move. They
where not going to recall anyone and screw up the numbers of operating
ratio. And if you protest in any way it will give them more reason to
put management in front of the controls. Ceo creel an American trained
by Hh. Said on camera that he is not taking that practice of using
office staff to run trains off the table.  When they go to negotiate
the new contract. When he used management to run trains everyone went
to work as normal. Even shared the same cab of the train with them. I
posted the video on here once and it showed how they fast tracked
training them with a simulator. You think your going to have a wild cat
strike. And stop them itís been done and they fired the organizers of
the wildcat strike. I hope your right that they wonít use management.
Why do you think Foote would change his tactics just because he is in
USA. These ceo,s that work for these hedge funds could care a less
about contracts and bargaining in good faith. You are all just a tool
to make them money. I had four years of it under Hh. No one stepped
into stop the practice of it, not the union or goverment. It was
business as usual.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

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

Brakeman 

We've had this discussion. If CSX even thinks of giving our jobs to
management and crosses our union agreement in that manner we will stop
our dues from coming out of our checks. If we have to picket the yard
and take it to the press so be it. That violation is one of the worst
and down right nasty dirty shit in the history of union's in the USA!
Alot of us have family members who have union blood in them and I'll
tell you now the ones from the hills of Kentucky and the coal mines
will talk to the press and who knows what else. My family has already
said enough is enough with this crap. This violation will be hell to
pay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Same old pukes always take calls that they don't have to, screwing guys
out of work and helping the company "trim fat"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

This could be safety issue,when the traffic picks up and they start
calling people back,but cannot give them gaurentee how long they will
work. Lots wonít take recall. So they will start using managers to run
trains. Just like Hh did at cp cn. Time will tell if this happens

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Well Genz,
A Conductor, for Less than 1 year - needs to be able to live without
the RR.

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

0311
HVAc man
BSN
 
Unlike you retards I can live without the RR.


Generation Z.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Avon engineers 

Quit taking the damn roster calls. What the f..ck is wrong with you.
Don't cry like little punks when you can't get an extra day off.  Are
you just retarded!

Name: Gems and real men
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

Stop calling me a snowflake and mangina.I will get my mom to go to hr
and put a complaint in. If I have to bring my mommy to work with me
your going to be in trouble. And if I donít like my twig and berries
thatís my business. And it offends me when you sit in the cab with your
legs open.It makes me have those feelings when I see you  sit like
that.So stop it it makes me feel fuzzy all over my body.

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

bickering idiots 
Stop your damn immature fighting. What we all need is for this damn
horse and pony show to be over with. Get their damn changes done. UNION
isn't going to be able to a thing about structural changes. It's not
in their jurisdiction. Got no say. Just cut the jobs, the people  and
start the damn super pools. It's coming. Accept it.  I got 4 years
left and I want this crap over with so I can see what's left for us
after the devils right hand destroys everything. Decide if I want to
ride it out or get the hell out. Unions are behind anything that pads
their pockets. Just want this shit over with. Young bucks who just
hired in got plenty of time to adjust. I'm getting to old for this
shit. Got no time to deal with management and the union's using the
agreement as an IOU!  Their in the same bed.

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

Itís been over a couple weeks now that a big wreck involving CSX has not
been in the news yet?with employee fatigue and maintance cut backs
should be a regular thing to hear about wrecks. The first year that Hh
was ceo of cnr they had more wrecks  in such a short period of time Hh
was on the news weekly about his safety record and all the fatalities
under his watch. CSX should follow with Foote because he was at cnr
with Hh at the time.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Gen Z I bet you still live with your parents and when you go to the
Walmart you get really confused on which restroom to use. Here's a
clue if you got a set of nutz go in the men's fuck wad

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

I like puppies.  Coloring books are nice too.

Anyone who has a name like real men must be trying to compensate for
something.

Name: Real men
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

New generation maybe we can put teddy bears and coloring books or maybe
a puppy on the locomotives for you crybaby mother fucks or how about a
Transgender bathroom give me a break asslick

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

I can't wait to read about the Fmla suits being filed.   Company and
supervisors being held accountable.  You men deserve every nickel you
get.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Yeah, quitting the RR use to be unheard of, why, because it WAS a great
job. Now the RR pretty much sucks so don't preach about how it was so
hard and it's a cake job now, I think you have it backwards. We would
love for the RR to go back to how it was in the old days. Hell we use
to be able to stay displaced if we wanted, or work a shift, take a nap
in the car and hit it again if we wanted. Before, 5 years seniority
wasn't bad and anyone with 10 plus had a choice of several jobs, now
it takes about 10 years to hold an extra board spot.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I'm seeing people quit left and right. This used to be a job no one
EVER quit. It's going to be just another revolving door shit show
McJob. Even looking for something for myself. F@&# Mantle Ridge, these
clowns don't even know the pointy end of a spike. Y'all can rot in
Hell with your boy HH.

Name: Current generation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

Why do people want to let everyone know how "hard" it was, how
"rough" it use to be? Who cares? It's so annoying, quit crying about
how it was so hard and guys now days have it so easy, who cares? You
"old timers" must think you were so tough and anyone born after 1980
has it made. Again who cares? Most old heads I have talked to always
say it use to be a great job and it has gotten worse, they also talk
about how you could get away with anything and it was very uncommon to
get fired, now you get fired for sneezing the wrong way. Shut up and
quit looking for a shoulder to cry on. You make the older generation
look like a bunch of whining brats.

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

Crews 
It's been in the union agreements for over 20 years that the company
will keep enough people hired to cover vacation days, personal
days,scheduled rest days, Dr appts,sick mark off and request for
personal business. They have not only constantly ignored this but the
union's have done absolutely nothing to put up a good fight. They
keeps the extra boards so short knowing people will have off days on
the pools and yard jobs that it will be impossible to give anyone a PB 
day. Then because of shortages they reduce caps and again violate the
agreements. Then they run the rosters to find someone to work and the
idiots step up and help them out. Money hungry greedy self centered
fools that don't realize they are doing nothing but making the
situation worse. When one of them want a day off for PB and dont get it
they are the first to cry like  little b.tches. I can't tell you how
many times I have heard one of them say...screw these assholes. This is
the last time I ever do them a favor Then they turn around and do it
again. the union's are on the way out. They have no fight any more.
Just pockets lined with money. They can count on the members not having
any balls and kissing the companies ass. They know they won't unite.
Fill their pockets and kiss butt. Time to rename the unions. UFPAAK.
UNION FOR PROFIT AND ADD KISSERS! I'm tired of paying 1200 bucks a
year for this crap.

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

For those that missed it.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48545


More lawsuits to come.  Let your manager know he could be next to be
sued.

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

On my 40th year. I was always a heavy hitter. Worked a lot, made a lot
of money. Always tried to stay healthy, got my rest whenever able to,
tried to get decent exercise. Now as I look at retirement next year, I
wonder how I did it? Sooooo many times running trains at high speed
drifting in and out of sleep. looking over at the Conductor snoozing
away. Dying to get done so I could go sleep. Meeting myself coming and
going. And even so after 40 years of this madness, NOBODY of any
authority is taking the fatigue problem seriously! Now we have inward
facing camera's (reason I no longer work the road) I could never
survive in this environment! Anytime I stopped at a Stop Signal, feet
went up, laid back, shut my eyes until Conductor alerted me to a better
signal. Those little naps are what made the difference. Now you can't
even do that anymore. The idiots who run these railroads are not
helping us one bit! I have NO SYMPATHY for the carriers when they get
sued for millions and lose. They create these unsafe conditions and
they fight anyone who tries to address the problems.

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

I retired last year from cprail as a carman. It was a great career for
thirty five years. My last four years was working with ceo Hh. He
destroyed the railway culture, before Hh management and employees got
along helped each other and solved problems. The employees under Hh
where treated like the enemy. And managers fired you for anything. With
creel as ceo trainer by Hh same thing to this day. I watch this site
after Hh took over CSX. I have to agree with the last poster that it is
just a job now. The old culture is gone and it is not the great job it
once was  Itís them against us now. Spread sheets profit share
value,and employees are just a liability. Companies concerned about 
work family life balance is gone. We where making headway with that Hh
shut it down. You have Foote running the place same shit as Hh
different pile. Like I said work save your money donít go into new det.
Watch your back. I donít think things will change now but , get out of
CSX what you can for your benefit. Good luck. I donít miss it after
working for Satan hh.

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

RRJIM


Heard them all. All the old heads did when I got hired was talk how
they were super humans,,, blah blah.  Had 5 mean on the crews. Had a
caboose to ride around in . Always had a jug of whiskey. Stayed in old
shacks along the way. My personal favorite was stories about taking
supervisors who harassed and dogged you out back and strip them down
naked and tie them to their cars! Breaking the knee cap days are over.
We would be arrested and do jail time now if we thought of doing that. 
That's why there were a bunch of half drunk has beens out there. Had to
have 5 to watch each others drunk asses. we decided as well as the feds
that enough was enough. Leave that shit for the prison chain gang. Our
health and our families were more important than running around half
brain dead and drunk from fatigue. run your ass into the dirt 60 days
and then take 4 off. That's not even enough time to recoup your body
let alone the fatigue to your mental state. Even if we didn't have off
days there is no way in hell this company would let people off.  I
haven't been able to get a personal business day in over a year. Same
shit every time. NOT ENOUGH MANPOWER!    That's the problem. They cut
the crews to the bone just to use that excuse to keep anyone from
taking a day and the unions wont do a damn thing to keep our caps legal
and people hired as the union agreement says. These bastards want to go
to 1 man crews. You guys would have cried like bitches if they told you
that they were sending 3 of your men home. Only needed 2 of you! 
We have heard every old head story in the world. So what's your point.
We don't care anymore. Your retired and you still cant give it up. Get
off the computer and take those bag of bones out somewhere and live a
normal life if you can. Its in your blood but its not in ours. We just
do it cause it pays the bills for now!

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

Lostit

Welcome to the railroad. You're the first generation to have more rest
working the road than in all the railroads history. From assigned rest
days to FRA mandated. CSX and all the railroads have found ways to get
around the FRA. It's not just CSX. My generation never wanted assigned
rest days. We knew once that happened marking off would become a major
problem. We weren't the majority anymore so your generation voted it
in. Before rest days most of us worked 60-90 days straight then took
off 3-4 days no questioned asked. If we needed more time no problem.
Doctor appointment or personal business no problem etc.... Once rest
days came into play the railroads attitude "do it on your rest days".
I understand not knowing what day it is, I knew the date not the day.
Being so exhausted adrenaline kicks in after 30 hours being wide awake
so you can't sleep. Did that at least twice a week for nearly 40
years. It's part of the job. Like you said it was a big paycheck and
that's why we did it for the money. Get some rest do it again.

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

Railroadfromhell 

You are absolutely right. I just got done living the nightmare.
Wverytime I got close to getting some time off by getting 6 starts they
either flipped me on a deadhead or kept me in the hotel just long enough
to reset them. Got home and back out on my rest for a solid 3 weeks
straight. Yea got big pay check and maybe some rest at hotel but it
still plays havoc on your mind. Went through it on extra bd. That
almost killed me. Kept losing things. Misplace stuff at home. Forget
something if you didn't write it down. Fell asleep behind the wheel
driving several times. Can't remember what day of the week it is. They
don't give a crap.  Just keep calling for a warm body. Refuse to
increase boards and keep reducing caps so u can't get days off. Unions
don't care. It will take blood on the rails to get something done.

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

When it gets busy, do your due diligence and follow all safety rules. If
you get injured or killed it messes up the people that care about you
for the rest of there lives. Donít let some ass kissing manager push
you to the point it becomes unsafe. Just so he can get gradification
from his bosses. Think about your families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

When it gets crazy busy like that,and they bring new people in. And the
panick is on really watch your back and really take extra precautions.
Because some times the left hand does not know what the right hand is
doing. And then there ends up being accident or fatality. Cover your
ass!!!

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

Willard can't handle any more freight. With the yardmasters now dealing
with North Baltimore, Willard, Lordstown and New Castle. They are over
worked and there is no help in site. I have yet to see a trainmaster
there around the clock usually sharing duties with North Baltimore. Yet
New Castle has 3 of them working around the clock.

Name: Railroading to hell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

I think what people are forgetting is the railroad cause people to work
every 10 hours for months at a time and when they fall asleep and kill
people look what they're doing about that

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Willard gaining freight. Hired more trainmasters and word is posting
more yard jobs? Anyone hear anything similar?

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

Signed a waiver for Christmas and then charged for New Years.

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

When I started on the railway,the cell phone had not been invented yet.
And if someone from home had to get ahold of us in an emergency they
did. The railway is a fast and dangerous industry. The last thing
employees need is another distraction!! If your head is not focused on
your work it usally spells disaster.

Name: Frequent Flyer HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2018

RRJIM
Wooooow!!! Didn't mean to raise your blood pressure.
I just meant that it seems cell phone frequencies might be interfering
with some other frequency the RR is using and shouldn't be.
Most cell phones have a video camera. Certain CSX don't want some
things filmed.

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

Every time I read this part it puts a smile across my face.


CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

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

I think what everyone is forgetting here is that an engineer that was
texting cost a lot of people to lose there lives. So a law was passed
forbidding the use of cell phones in the transportation industry. They
have done studies that people that text a lot and use social media,
that the pleasure centre of the brain is addicted to cell phones. Main
in younger people. They even take there phones to bed,and go into
physical withdrawal if they do not have the use of there phones. Having
a phone in your posetion and turned off,drive a lot of people crazy.
Because they feel they are missing out on important messages,distracted
driving death has now serpassed  impaired driving deaths. In Asian
countries parents have sent there kids to treatment centres for
addiction to cell phones computers etc. These kids get physical sick
and distrot and have even  committed suicide from not having these
divices.  So I donít think it would be smart to be parked in a siding
at night or day and walk. Around the front of a train and get hit by
train next to yours. It has happened in the past and will again in the
future. There will always be people that will brake the rules,and in a
lot of cases it costs lives.

Name: FREQUENT FLYER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

RRJIM


Are you kidding... Really comparing a train to a plain in the air.  Not
only have a seen someone on their phone every single trip I have flown
but I have seen many of many fly attendants look at them and just keep
walking.  I personally asked a pilot about this and he said it was a
chance in a million a cell phone would interfere with the planes
ability to function properly. The cell phone rule only became in effect
after someone was not paying attention to their job. The phone had
nothing to do with dropping signals, not paying attention and missing a
signal indication or another hazard because someone was on their phone
talking instead of paying attention. There is no reason in hell that
someone can not be sitting on a train stopped and waiting and not be
able to use their cell phone. If you can use a company cell phone then
why in the hell could you not use your own. what is the difference?
Different spy model they use?  Have their own Nasa towers?   This is
just bullshit and went to the extreme because they had a few dumb asses
who were on their phone instead of doing their job. Put cameras in all
the cabs and a cell phone detector. Real simple. If the train Is moving
it should be set up to go off if it picks up a signal in the cab. If
they got questions they can download and view the cameras. They are
here to stay. All those claims crew members put in for years for those
cameras being installed was a big waste of time and the Unions knew
they were never going to be able to put a stop to it.  Just blew smoke
up the members asses to keep them happy and  make them think they gave
a shit.
If I was a crew member and had a situation at home that needed
attention and I was stuck out on the road, I wouldn't hesitate one
minute to get off and walk 25 feet away. Find a nice place to sit and
if it was cold as hell and sleeting I would ask the dispatcher if he
had to stop me could it be somewhere that I could get in some shelter
cause you need to get ahold of your family and you have to get off the
train to do it.  Sure he'll laugh his head off but throw it out there.
You got nothing to lose! Oh, and I got a friend that works a local and
says the TM's blow his phone up all day wanting to know where he is
and what's he doing and wants an update constantly. Wouldn't turn it
on at first but then management teased him for being a chicken shit for
not checking his phone! Told him to tell the company to get him a
company phone and tell them he'll be answering on the job all day but
he wasn't using his own!  Bunch of losers!

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

Do you know why the RR is screwing your eyeballs out? Do you want to
know why the union doesn't care anymore? 

Answers.  Because you idiots will not stick together .!!!!  You people
are your worse enemy.  You just will not stick together. 


Signing a waivers are no good. Go to a board.!!!! Trust me..!!!! 
But, if you are guilty of doing something or feel that it was your
fault then sign a waiver... 
9 times out of 10 it's the companies fault.

Name: UP Hoyt Monroe
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

We all thought that Roger Lambeth would be selected as Vice President
for the Western Region. And now this indicates that management is no
longer turning a blind eye to incompetence, especially with all the
groping claims in St. Charles, is surfacing...!

KARMA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Re: RRJIM

Why can't you use your cell phone take off and landing an air plane?
Try frequency interference.
Might want to reconsider the RR and FRA motive.

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

Cell Phones are prohibited must be 25 ft from rail.  Can't use for
business or personnel.
If the phone is company provided it can be used for company buisness.
Inside the cab.

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

RRJIM

Might not be UP but the post was correct. They do allow personal use if
the call in minimum use on a stopped train and no duties are required at
the time or any safety issues are present and the phone is stored after
the call is done. If it was a strict federal law that no personal use
was allowed while on the train then all railroads would have to follow
the law. Csx has done its usual maniac out of control crap to dominate
its employees every breath.  I Read some of  their rules. Cant read any
material that is not related to railroad work while you are on duty?
What kind of horse shit is that. Im stopped in a siding for an hour you
can bet your ass Im reading my guns magazine or outdoor mag while Im
waiting. The list goes on with that horse shit company. They hired on
the wrong railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Anyone got letters to return to work since fmla investigation or just
get termination letter.

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

TECH

This is a CSX site not UP. CSX might of changed the rules. I doubt it.
I know there were some exceptions like if a train is stopped one could
get off the train, off the tracks an use it for personal matters. There
is a FRA Special Order that prohibits PERSONAL use of cellphones. If any
railroad permits any electronic device for railroad operations then
that's not PERSONAL USE. So, the key issue is PERSONAL USE. Got
it!!!!!

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

What's up Louisville? Ford, Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, and Wild Turkey are
all hiring right now. Better get it while the getting is good! Check
job listings on google. CSX sucks and it aint getting better, lets just
all leave, LOL.

Name: tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

RRJIM

It has not been illegal to use cell phones on trains for years. What
has been illegal is the type of use that you are using the cell phone
for. Take the UP railroad for example. They allow use on their trains
as long as there is no safety related situations which includes while
the train is moving, a crew member is on the ground or on moving
equipment or any rr employee is assisting in preparation of the train
or engine.
May be used for voice communication in the cab as long as the device is
turned off and stowed away after the call is completed.

In a crew room for voice communication OR to update rules,
documents.etc... An electronic device may be used for text/internet  in
a crew room when all job related duties have been completed..
Harrison was a complete control freak and pushed the rules way beyond
the limits including no use of cell phones in a crew room while on
duty.. No one was going to take him seriously anyway. TMs had been
blowing up crew members phones on local jobs before he took over and
well after. Cant get a dispatcher on the radio , call them. Cant get
paperwork call the workorder department. Cant fix the TO call them.
Cant fix the PTC call them. Cant get a straight answer on clearance
bureau paperwork that is missing, call them.  The list goes on and on.
Phones will never be removed. What has been under review is the type of
use and when exactly it is safe to use it.  Sitting in a siding for 2
hours waiting for a signal at 3am in the morning is a good example of
when a crew member should be able to use his cell phone. Absolutely no
safety issues should exist here.  It was bad enough HH did away with
all napping. Under these circumstance not only should someone be able
to take a nap but it should be assumed that it will happen. With
cameras in the cabs, it is real easy to see on the down load when
someone is using a cell phone during the wrong  times. People will hang
themselves. There is no use in penalizing everyone because of a few
idiots. That's what the cameras are for. Something stupid happens then
download them. Teach people that you better be paying attention at the
right times. If we download you and catch you improperly using your
phone you'll get your walking papers.

Name: Wood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

The officer conducting my hearing was a prick.   He made me out to be a
criminal.  I want him and that person  on the phone listed on my
lawsuit.   I think Foote should be held liable too. 

This outrage is going to cost CSX and their henchman dearly.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

My favorite part is where the individual managers are being sued
alongside the company.  Let that be a warning to ALL supervisors and HR
personnel you will be held accountable for your actions.  You are not
above the laws of the land and you cannot hide behind your job.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2018

It's been illegal under federal law to use a cellphone onboard trains
for years. I know people still do it. Getting caught is a risk they'll
have to take. Before I retired nearly 8 years ago a company officer
could ask to see cellphones. They had to be off and put away in the
grip. Whether they could ask to see the content that's another issue.

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

Whatís the website Getsome?  Is it Getsome.com, Getsome.gov?  What is
it?





Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees
on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great po

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

T&E
 
Rumors are circulating that a group of supervisors( hit squad) boarded
a train and demanded the crew members take out their cell phones and
turn them on so they could view the phone calls or text messages that
were sent or received during the crew members on duty time. If this
happens before you do anything you need to advice the supervisor that
per FRA and other laws, they must first have a filed and legit subpoena
to view your personal phone records. If they insist on viewing your
phone do not argue with them or you will risk insubordination charges.
If your engine has a newly installed cell phone detector on it, there
is a good chance you will receive a hit when you turn it on. 
Immediately contact your FRA inspector for  operating rules as well as
your mechanical. You will also need to let your Union Representatives
know.  File a charge with your ethics committee. Do it as soon as you
are able to do so without compromising your job. This is not a laughing
matter and should not be treated as such. This kind of blatant
disrespect for privacy as well as federal laws is not acceptable.

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

L&N

Send a  request to Atom Smasher. He can let you know locations of the
servers used now and used in the past. Yes, there are pines posers on
here.  Just don't respond to it...

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2018

So the first grade math for railroading for dummies Name: L&N dispr

Wrong way.
1. Open main track switch --move wares across main track switch---park
wares in staging are.
2. Close main track switch after parking wares.
3. Open main track switch when wares go bye-bye

Right way
1. Open main track switch when wares go bye-bye because the staging
area is on the same side of the main as the business. 67% less switch
activity to go wrong--67% less back injuries--

Jens L@N

Mommy, mommy we went swimming at school today and I was the only one
with back hair--Does that mean I'm getting smarter mommy?

Mommy
No Jens L@N --That's because your 23.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great post GetSome I'd urge all to read.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2018

Monitor: I promise you, there is only one pines posting.  No two people
can be that deranged.  Trust me, he has not goated me in to anything. 
He is his own worst enemy.  Nobody takes him serious and just laughs at
him ... He is NOTHING but a big baffoon.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

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

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html


Check out the part where supervisors and the medical officer is listed
as defendants in the lawsuit


I hope these union brothers get every penny they deserve.


You can't break federal law and get away with it.  I bet CSX will turn
their backs on these managers.

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

L&N

Just ignore him! Don't let him goat you. The old pines had you going
for a long time. This one has played you in the past and had you eating
out of his hands. Anytime you give him a response it just feeds his
illness.  Let him rant. If he continues any filth like in the past week
he will have his post removed. It has already been done to send him a
message. Webmaster wont tolerate it!

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

Thanks for the about out Top hat, holla back

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2018

Just look at the question pines ask.. It is totally incoherent and makes
no sense at all.  " business side, and disturb main tk". Just what the
hell does that mean, it is just rambling.

Name: PC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

L&N  

This poster is not our beloved pines. The webmaster has kept track of
the servers and types of devices used. This is just a wack job using
his name. Best to just ignore him. If he is dangerous he can't hurt
anyone with the keyboard.

Name: Tophat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

D Man

You a silly bitch

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

be after reveiw that i be within my parameters.  I got the ptsd.  they
be knowen they cant be winning no trial.   they still be  getting that
ass sued believe that.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2018

Re: rail

Robert Pines is a very disturbed individual.  If you pull up his mug
shot you can tell in his eyes that he clearly not all there.  His
picture resembles many of the same characteristics of some of the
school shooters.  I think he is in need of a psychiatric evaluation. He
constant rambling, lying and insane rants prove that he is a very sick
person. His inability to understand simple physics is scary... He
thinks an engine needs a steering wheel, air bags and a breaking system
that should allow a 12000 ton coal train to stop on a dime.  He does not
understand rules, regulations, or laws pertaining to the railroad. 
Hopefully a family member will recognize his unstable mental state and
get him help...That or the FBI needs to interview him before he goes on
a shooting rampage targeting rail employees.  The signs are all there.
We don't need ANOTHER sicko to slip through our fingers...

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

Atom smasher  

No one seems to know how to get to this poser pie hole pines and choke
him out. Can't you just block him or remove his post as soon as he
hits the submit button? He's a grade a loser. Wack job!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2018

Well Cindy Sanborn will meet Jens Bang L@N Dispatcher and fall deeply in
luv since Omaha is a lot closer to Idaho than Jacksonville. They will
both be in the stupid looking RR hats and have on square toe boots at
the wedding with Johnny Cash singing in the background with a train
bell clanging "I've been wanting to work on the railroad". Jens
momma will be throwing railroad spikes as rice. Then L@N Jens will
sweep Cindy off her feet and ride off in circles on his tinker toy
train heading to foamer land.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/02/16/in-the-wake-of-fatal-amtrak-crash-ntsb-issues-urgent-safety-recommendation/?utm_term=.bf2c3827d7af

So these safety regulations in effect from 1867 don't say --"""dumb
ass railroads don't have the staging area on the opposite side of the
business which causes the main track to be disturbed.How come?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

Cindy likes the terrible idea of dp trains so maybe expect that. It
didn't work to well at csx

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Got chopped now be going back.  Where be my lost monies mofos.  Gots to
feed Trex and I need new shoes.   Don't won't to be back.  Still be
getting that's ass sued  you can believe that.

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

Hey all, Cindy Sanborn took over yesterday here on the UP as regional
Vice President. Any thoughts on what we can expect from her in the
future.

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

CSX: From first to worst.

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

Engineer less than1

Air brake and train handling rule 5655.1
Locomotive operators must have a blank copy of the train separation
report and the train stall report before beginning a trip or tour of
duty.

5655.2 When a train that you are operating has a separation or stalls,
complete and forward the appropriate report to the road foreman of
engines as soon as possible.


Now that CSX has done away with the Road foreman and have replaced them
with Trainmasters it is not possible to follow this rule as it is
written. Greatlakes division had a road foreman of engines who's
office was located in Indianapolis but that job was abolished. There is
supposed to be someone who has been appointed to over see the operations
of engines and engineers. I do not know who that is but now that you
have brought this question forward I will definitely start asking
questions.  In the meantime I would just give it to a TM and tell him
to forward it to the proper department.

You are correct about there only being one form available on the
gateway. The only one I could find was the stall. I haven't seen
anything in the rules about a low fuel report having to be carried.

If you cant find the reports it is up to a supervisor to supply them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Judging by the flood of illiterate posts, itís definitely Friday.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2018

Engineers/hoggers.....

Can anyone tell me where it is in writing that we have to carry a
stall, separation and low fuel report on us or we are subject to
discipline.  I cant find it. Also I went to the employee gateway and
went to the engineer read file for the greatlakes division and the only
report they have on there that you can copy is the stall. Where else are
these reports supposed to be so we can copy them. This is getting to be
a real pain in the butt with this company. Cant find this rule or that
rule. Rules are missing and not republished since this new Harrison
crew took over and changed the format of everything.  Don't know about
you but this is just plain horse crap and an unprofessional way to run a
business.

Name: cindgoneloco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

RRJIM

 You got it right man and that TM poster can stick it up his uneducated
arss.  I just love it how a stupid TM doesn't pay attention to his YM
and builds a train with all the lightweight empties on the head end and
all the heavies on the rear. Then sticks heavy tankers in between auto
racks cars and empty long flats between heavy loads. Then you got
trains now that are 16000 tons and 14000 feet long and the tele's wont
communicate, the engines throw ground relays and the bastards stall and
they want to blow it up your arss for their stupidity.
Then you got the TM who lets his YM build a local with the blocks
sprayed all through it and you got to flat switch it out half the day
cherry picking your cars. Industry leaves cars in the wrong place or
move their cars and sets them off of spot. You get an extra board guy
who is called extra to do work because you cant get it done in a day
because your cherry picking cars and he sets off in the wrong tracks or
blocks your normal tracks you use or what ever he can think of to add
and extra 2 hours to your switch. 
Railroading is not rocket science but neither is being a TM who does
the same repetitive crap. Job is to get trains built and out of his
yard. Same crap everyday. Over see the same damn trains on line of road
doing the same damn thing. Just as repetitive. Only difference is we are
the backbone, we move it and we make the company the money. We fix the
workorders, trouble shoot our power. We come up with plans of actions
when our trains are sprayed or not blocked properly. When picking up
and setting off on line of road we make sure we have a good head end or
don't pair up bad hazmats. We adjust and adapt to all situations. We
cram a square peg in a round hole if we have to make it fit. Repair air
hoses and lines. Change out knuckles. Rig up hoses and do what is
necessary to keep the freight moving. Snow, sleet, rain, 110 heat
index. We endure. We're in the trench blue collar railroaders and god
damn proud of it!

Name: D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Trainmaster/sup. Is a fucking moron u dip shits run around chasing ur
tails and trying to put out fires u all started, if it wasn't for us
t&e guys and gals, u wouldn't even know what to tell us to do, get ur
overblown head outta ur ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Minor variables in your day to day routine doesn't mean no two days are
alike. No two days are exactly the same but that's it. I can't say my
drive to work is dramatically different every day for 20 years because
the leaves are a different color in summer and fall. Any moron can do
any job at the railroad period, it doesn't take brains to do the work
if the work is about the same everyday. I'm not saying anyone at the
railroad is a moron, but being a railroaders doesn't mean you are
smart. At the railroad most decisions are made for you, you do what you
are told and that's it. If you can follow instructions and rules, you
got it.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2018

Name: L&N dispr your screwed up as usual you little Idaho potato nuttin.
Prices are set by ownership. $100,000 loan scared me off way back when.
Big mistake. CATV is the biggest ponzi scheme ever. This owner buys
this owner who has to jack prices up from profits paid to the old owner
who had fake subscriber-ship  X10 in most places. Let's see $7 a box
recovery times 25 at a large apartment complex plus a couple dozen more
a day plus all the other wasn't a bad day. Sales I quit at $1,000 day
which was 3 hours a lot of times.

But then they have designs made and buy the equipment from the designer
who has the most equipment possible for the area jacking up prices from
their supplier kinda like the fool railroads do on PTC.

Always remember ---Illegal cable keeps crime rates down.

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

brakeman 1-10

The nearly 40 years working for the railroad no two days were alike.
Every train I ran as a locomotive engineer was different from train
make-up to the scenery on the route. Maybe if you stayed awake you
might of seen it.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Pines, shut up grownups are posting.I wish you would go out and protest
in the middle of a track one day... Did your parents have any children
that lived.

Now go install a cable box somewhere , my little cable boy... And then
charge the customer 400 bucks for an $4 box.. Talk about screwing the
public..

Name: Understand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big
egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant
that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

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

Just a derailment of a NS freight in Attica New york, multiple cars and
fuel, Engineers and conductor sent to the hospital. Engines down and
Embankment, black smoke all over....

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2018

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Re: brakeman 

Saying any moron can work at the railroad is quite presumptuous of
you.

Shoulda said "look at me-- a 45 year wanna me that never even seen the
inside of a railroad office much less worked for a RR" huh L@N?

Foam you foamers foam.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Two articles...

As CSX workforce shrinks, accidents pile up and morale plummets

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html


CSX: From first to worst

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csxfrom-first-worst/

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

It's funny how Tucker challenges the claim that employee moral is at a
all time low.  Just shows you how out of touch and unfit they are for
their jobs.

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

Need to get this out to :


https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/14/as-csx-workforce-shrinks-accidents-pile-up-and.html

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

One thing shareholders management bean counter all forget. If the
employees donít move the trains the whole show stops. I do think it is
just a big sell off of equipment and CSX assets for a big payday to
share holders and upper management. Look what Hh took out of CSX and
got nothing in return. Employees canít stop this,and are just going to
hope that they still have employment after the raiders have gone.

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

We are the same contracted employees across all class 1 railroads.  One
thing is different and that's management.  I just want to say
congratulations to Csx management for leading the way in train
accidents, deterating customer service and a new all time low for
employee moral.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Re: brakeman 

Saying any moron can work at the railroad is quite presumptuous of you.
 A lot of the younger dispatchers now all have college degrees.  The
railroad is not for everyone.  But I can promise you this.. If your azz
gets in a bind in the middle of nowhere, who do you want with you?  The
old head with 35 years of experience and knowledge or your 25 year old
drinking buddy with you.  Because that is when school really begins.

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

I quit the railroad to work for 16.50/hr and I bring home about what I
was at the RR. My union dues are like 32 a month, insurance is 100%
free, I have a pension plan, and life is good. The pay at the RR is
deceptive, it sounds good but once everyone gets their piece of your
check its not as good as it sounds. 16.50/hr and my bring home is
close, we get a raise every year and and top out at 39/hr after 7
years. I have no education past high school. I'm just letting everyone
know that anyone can get out of the rr, it's not that great and there
are plenty of good jobs that pay like the rr.

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

Calling people back today. In new castle, they just furloughed 2 guys
almost 2 weeks ago, and now they're calling 6 back today. Makes sense
to me. I don't see why they need anyone anyways, there's not much
work right now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

A moron can work at the railroad, morons do work at the railroad. The
railroad doesn't require you to think, period! Railroad work is
repetition, you do the same few things all day everyday. Once a guy has
held the same job for a while that is all he knows, he cant work other
jobs very efficiently. There are guys with 15+ years in that can only
do 1 job. An older head once told me running around your cars is the
same as spinning your train, I had to explain that one to him. I'm not
saying he's dumb, I'm just saying that he has worked the same job for
so long that he never has to make that move.

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

Ape.... 
I hope that comment of "no education" meant a college degree because
if it didn't then I'm thouroughly offended by it. Even though I only
did a few years in college which served me no use I like to think I was
just as educated before I went. Do not mislead the public. Until this
years changes we were all required to do continuous education on the
job.  Pod testing, face to face testing, simulator testing,and constant
changes in rules and updating our railroad "school books". No
different than a teacher's continuous education. Let's not forget our
constantly fixing the problems created by management and the numerous
phone calls we make to fix paperwork problems. We are all skilled in
math as we deal with numbers all day every day. We are clerks when we
have to call Jacksonville to correct workorders or payroll to explain
the errors they have made. some may look like they have no grammar
skills when posting on this site but we read our bulletins,workorders
and scour our paperwork for potential errors. We know our hazmat rules
and we are just plain DAMN SMART PEOPLE. Did you know many colleges
offer a degree in transportation?  I got mine out here!

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

When you have an Amtrak train full of politicians, that hits a vehicle
and kills driver. And then another amtrack accident where crew is
killed etc. If thatís not a wake up call to rail safety,then I feel
nothing will be. Go to work get every penny you can for working. In the
end of this take over ,you will find out what you end up with. Guys say
they want to look for new job. But there are not many jobs out there
that pay as good as the railway with no education. I did my 35 years on
the railway. I was lucky I made it to retirement. Lived threw all these
changes,and just went to work every day and did my job went home.

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

People get killed every year by trains it gets its 2 minutes on the
news. Thousands are killed every year buy gun violence. And the
goverment makes gun laws even more laxed. A few job cuts and sell off
of railway property and equipment,really only impacts the workers. The
public at large is really not affected. It might be a story one day
forgotten the next !!!!!!

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

Your wasting your time going to media etc. We did all that in Canada. 47
people where burnt to death. At the end of it no one is accountable. A
few dollars changed hands. And the railways do what they want when they
want . Money talks bullshit walks. Maybe in USA your goverment holds big
companies accountable more than than in Canada.

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

And the stock is bullish,from all the cuts. The negative from these cuts
will not be notice. Until law suits from Amtrak crew deaths and injuries
are out in the courts.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2018

I read 2 articles this morning that are exposing CSX cut backs and
downsizing of the workforce. One article even included unnamed
employees discussing the deteriorating morale. It still needs to get
out to the general public and not in just the business sections. I 
most likely wouldn't of seen them if I hadn't went to the financial
section to check on my stocks.

Name: Micheal Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Here it is.... The Union is dead. You can't strike, sick-outs don't
work. The Union is done, UTU and BLE both. Take what they give! if
anything. CSX Railroad is not what it use to be, it will be gone soon.
Only hope, is a merger from another big RR out West, maybe get their
offer. Just hold on for now. This place is done. Bickering on here,
will not help. Just take the dry fucking until this bunch gets their
profits, then wait for the new guys to take over!!! Better days
ahead???

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Pines poser  

We're all onto you. Even the webmaster. At least the real pines
wasn't a parasite. If your so disgusted with this site why don't you
move on.

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

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/17/15290674/union-labor-movement-europe-bargaining-fight-15-ghent

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2018

RR people are too hard on "foamers".
(I worked in the area(s) where that term originated & was 1st heard.) 

A few may be a PITA but most are just historians, hobbyists, rail fans,
train nuts, etc. & don't mean to be or want to be, any trouble.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 February 2018

CSX-SUCKS ---Official foamer site for foamers who are happy as hogs
wallowing in their own shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Weakening our Union? Wake up and smell the ashes.

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

gee, ur such a crybaby, stop lookin at the boards so much and go do some
work. like ive said before, not stepping up or taking calls isnt going
to get anyone back or anyone marked up any faster. so quit your
whining.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Once again we got some sukkas in Louisville bending over backwards for
the company and making sure those layed off don't come back, those
cutback don't mark up, and weakening our union. Thanks Staley and
Jones!

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

I watched the gong show working with ceo Hh. Foote as ceo is just a
bandage solution from Hh death. They empower these low line managers
just to shake things up. The hard ball approach with employees. One
thing about the railway is there are rules and regulations in every
department. And union employees can hold the company responsible to
follow all procedures safely. The company hates it because it takes
time to do your due diligence. The employees that take short cuts think
there doing the company a big favour and will be repayed  some how
ďNOTĒ. The employees that do there job safely by the book are looked at
as shit disturbers. With all the attention from train accidents where
there have been loss of life. The ones that are going to be
investigated for laxed safety procedures,are going to pay the price. I
would rather get pulled out of service by doing my job safely. Than
being pulled out of service for not properly doing my job. This is all
going to come to ahead with managers telling employees to take short
cuts and braking rules. When they have investigations because of a
mishap,stupidity is no defence. Plug away sooner or later Foote and
gang will be gone.

Name: Understand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Carman

You are right on point with that one on Harrison. He was nothing but a
little boy in a mans body with a control freak issues. Look at the UP
rules on the cell phones and cameras. Nothing like CSX. IF he said his
way was the FRA way he was a damn liar. Not only can you use cell
phones when stopped in the cab but you can use a stand alone camera to
take picture of safety hazards as long as you put the camera away when
your don't. CSX is scared to death of someone taking pictures for
proof of unsafe conditions.  Its a sad company that doesn't want to
own up to it issues!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

The bullshit I read on this site...

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

Whoever made the comment about females, you can shut up. I am a male and
I have seen female conductors that would run most males in the ground. I
have seen males that don't have a freaking clue. I seen a guy get on
top of an rco engine and ride it like a surf board just to be funny,
that's the kind of immature behavior that doesn't belong at the
railroad. Male or female, in great shape or horrible shape, it don't
matter. Railroading is more mental than anything, a smart conductor
with a good work ethic trumps everything else and I have seen out of
shape females out smart and out railroad a lot of fit males.

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

New conductor https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyU3lKzoio#

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2018

I was parked in the truck waiting for new conductor to back his train
into the track. He told the hogger to back up. And the hogger give the
throttle shit. The new conductor had his hoody up and walking facing
the movement. With cars coming up behind him I could see he was walking
to close to the track. I honked the horn. Got out of the truck screaming
at him waving my arms. He just looked down at the ground. When the box
car made contact with the left side of his body it threw him like a rag
doll away from the track. The hogger stopped must of figured something
was wrong and stopped. I got to the conductor he was laying on down he
ground out cold. Called ambulance he was busted up pretty good. He just
did not use common sense. He never worked again.

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

It has been mentioned on here about over weight employees. There have
been lots of studies on shift work and health problems. Weight gain is
one of the issues. When a persons sleep patterns are messed up. Myself
when I worked midnight shift,I lived on Rolandís like many other s did.
Once I retired and had a normal sleep schedule my heath issues went
away. For a employees personal safety and safety of others. I would
take that reviving nap while parked in siding. I would let them fire me
if they seen on the camera. Then challenge the company medically. Iím
sure CSX would loose that one. Hh just suspended naps because he was a
sadist.

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

Well it is just not lifting a knuckle,you also have to know how to
change it. We have had people hire on the mechanical dept. they pass
the written tests but have o mechanical ability. I think when some of
they people hire on as trainmen. They think they will just be waving at
people riding the rails. But people cover for a lot of these people and
once they get there probation period in , the people are stuck with
them. Each generation is getting softer and softer.  Inept people are
the ones that get hurt and get others hurt in a lot of cases. Some
donít even pick things up after working for over a year. I ended up
changing 10 pair of wheels on coal train because stupid conductor
forgot to take handbrakes off.

Name: female
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2018

APE 1

When I was hired and went to conductor school we had real old heads as
instructors. And I mean OLD! Instead of retiring they wanted to teach.
They wheeled a cart with a knuckle on it in front of the class. They
had everyone walk up to the front of the room and lift the knuckle one
foot off of the cart. They said that was all they need to see. Quoted
the CSX rule that no one was to use brute force on anything and if
something was to heavy or something wasn't able to be fixed with
reasonable force that we were supposed to request help. They showed us
how to put a knuckle in but not a single one of us actually did it. We
heard rumors later that the company was afraid if any of us got hurt
while in school there would be a law suit. We all guessed that's why
it went down the way it did. Yes, not all women are capable of lifting
heavy knuckles, but not all 300 overweight guys are capable of riding
the side of a car for 5 miles if need be. I have changed knuckles and
used sledge hammers to get the job done. Your right. Not everyone is a
good fit for the job, but then if they aren't why does the company
pass them and send them to the field? How many time have you worked
with someone and asked yourself... how did this guy every pass the
school?  Government grants?

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

Before you leave the yard make sure all paper work is in order. That you
have calibration and air braves are pumped right up.make sure you check
crew to crew and everything is in order. Etc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2018

Gotta love this site.
RR folks do not know how to select a topic to comment on. they are all
the same???????

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

There are employees that are just at the railway taking up space. They
like the money and perks,benefits etc. They abuse fmla good gig till
they get caught. And then fired,some of these people that slipped threw
the cracks. Are more suited in the retail sector like McDonaldís. I work
with some women that canít lift a knuckle and play the girl card to get
heavy lifting done for them. Some people are just not a good fit for
railway life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2018

When are the unions going to earn the respect of their paying members.
Why pay for nothing every month, and do that for years and years.
Must be the Railroad say's you have to, and the Union say's you have
to so--- you do. That my friends is not smart.

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

Barlow

How do you know he was taken off more than his approval?


So what if he did.  It's an estimate.

Name: Barlow Sims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2018

Boy the fmla noise sure has calmed down, only guy i know if thats
terminated used mire than twice his prescribed time. This dude is
crying on Fbook, telling some sob bs story to anybody who will listen. 
Brothers this is here to protect us all from the company in a time of
need and must not be abused.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2018

Disgusted

Your wish is our command. As you can see the filth has been removed

Ape, I do work for the railroad and you may think that its okay to have
a filthy vile mouth but not all of us on the rails agree. It is bad
enough that the nasty reputation of past railroaders follows us
everywhere when if fact it is not all true. Yes, we do work with some
who have no regard for cleanliness and tact but not all of us are that
way and hate that we are stereotyped because of them. This site was
meant to be a place that we could all come and vent about the treatment
we receive and problems we face on a daily basis. A place to brainstorm
and report and to help others with obstacles they are facing. It was
never meant to be a place for wack jobs to post irrelevant filth.
Thumbs up to Atom Smasher!

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

Disgusted, you obviously don't work for the railroad if that bothers
you lol, pansy

Name: disgusted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Atom Smasher

Please review the previous post under the heading Robert Pines. They
are pure filth and obviously based on some deep seated anger and
illness. We don't need that on this site. Can you please remove them?

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

2 Sukkas in Louisville again today taking calls they don't have to.
Thanks union brothers.

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

Mugshots.com ID: 69908027

Robert Pines occupation cable installer and convicted felon...

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.

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

Retired.


I try to help and i try to keep a level head, im a member ofb the utu
the other union is just fine, but i was told a while back by an old
head that is now gone to stick with my craft, so thats my solitary and
i try to be as helpful as i can, but i also am pissed about a lot of
things and think tje GC could do more, we r just trying to take baby
steps and organize our local before we can accomplish anything greater.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Cond 10-20: 
You ever any help?
Think the other organization will really\truly want ya?   
Sometimes, 10% of the membership can/may cause 90% of the hassles.
People switch over - then switch again......
Usually better off with PITA members leaving.
Adios.

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

Most of the time when you change unions. It is just a change of jackets
and logos.what you have to do is vote people out that you feel are
sitting on there hands. I know that the speed a company is changing the
rules. It takes time time to catch up and deal with issues.And the
company does not want to bargain in good faith. Itís there way or the
highway.

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

Time to hold the utu accountable.  They either start working for us and
do something tangible or we all switch unions.  Let's give them till
June or we all switch.

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

Guys i know everyone has reasons for taking calls and doin what they
need to do weather it be to say out of a yard u dont know well, or just
work somthing ur more comfortable with. But this is dividing and
conquering at its finest, i am a conductor and will stand with any
engineer when it comes to standing up for and fighting for better
conditions and rules, and i cant say i dont know of any engineers that
wouldnt do the same. Stay focused, Stand together on our one uniting
issue, being uprooted over worked and misused, never forget we are
trained professionals, that do what most normal people can not, it
takes a railroader to understand that, to any non railroader no offense
to ur profession u just cant understand. We stand side by side wacth
each others backs we see each other more than our familys most of the
time, we fight and get pissed but still get the work done together. Mis
placed energy will be waisted vent bicth and yell get it out and then
step back and lets roll on together.

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

Yes you will pull into the terminal,a manager will download the
locomotive to see if you where playing games to delay getting into
town. You will get off and go switching in the yard till your time is
up. What the company wants is bang for there buck. And if your caught
leaving the property one minute before your time is up your fired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Its going to work because our unions are worthless and don't stand for
anything ever. Ive been doing this for 24 years and i can tell you that
csx will do what it wants no matter what, the unions don't have a say
period. They put on a good show to make it look like they are earning
their dues money but in reality it is all show, the company will have
its way. Even with firings the union is not why you get your job back,
you get your job back because the company doesnt want to pay to replace
employees every week. Imagine the employee turnover if when someone got
fired that was it. It's all for show folks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

How's all of that going to work?  National Agreement - no work rule
changes - only 10 or so weeks old.

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

They made those chang s at cn cp. they being doing it for five years
now.

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

Ape 

Not going to matter. The super pools are coming. Exb will be a thing of
the past. Be no distinction between yard and road jobs. Only problem
will be getting everyone remote qualified unless Foote does away with
them. It's coming. With hourly rate there will be no trip rates or job
limits. You will go anywhere and everywhere for 12 hours. Use you like a
step and fetch dog. Might handle a road train, jump on a local then
finish up in the yard. It's coming. Watch. Union's will be right on
board with it. If your a train rider you better get in shape. Your days
of riding the rails are coming to an end.

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

With the changes that csx has gone through and will go through, anyone
that does anymore than bare minimum shame on you. If you take calls
that you don't have to, shame on you. We need to preserve what we have
and helping the company is not the way right now. You don't have to
work any assignment that is not covered by what your board is
responsible for.

Name: Lol
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Train the office guys to operate the trains.   What office guys?  There
is no one left.     Are trainmasters are here one day and gone the
next.   I don't know who my current manager is.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/10/railroad-safety-agency-chief-resigns-heath-hall-402093

Top official departs Ďrudderlessí railroad safety agency

Ďrudderlessí Hmmm That would be a good name for this safety thread.

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

Has anyone on here been put back too work since investigation for fmla
misuse.

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

I still dont know why all these crybabies keep crying ab cutback eng
taking calls in lville, listen, nothing is going to make them add more
turns back for engineers, just because people refuse to step up doesnt
mean the company is going to all of a sudden freak and decide to add
turns. If anything we need to take the eng calls, step up and protect
the work that we do have. if we dont, then they will just run the
trains elsewhere. I for one am forced on the yard xb, and i refuse to
work in that yard. I was one of the main ones that refused to take
engineer calls when cut back. But now that im forced in the yard, on a
yard xb that doesnt pay shit, I dont have much of a choice but to take
the calls, i cant afford that garbage guarantee pay that the yard pays.
to hell with that. so you best bet any chance i get to get out of that
yard im gonna take it. i understand how you all feel, i felt the same
way. but when it comes to finances, shit goes out the window.

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

I see mantle ridge LP Paul Halil acquired 42+ million dollars in stock
on FEB 9 along with others. Happened to look at the form 4 from the
securities commision for CSX. Mantle ridge is going to be around for a
while. Or they know something we don't. Look for stock rebound soon.
Good Luck

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

Regarding Louisville - people assigned to yard extra list taking a call
for a road job: What's the rule? If they get you on the phone and
you're qualified, rested, can you say no?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

The guy complaining about yard guys taking road jobs is right. The
company only calls yard xtra board guys when the road boards are
exhausted. Why take a call to help the company? Make them miss an on
time departure here and there and the will eventually add turns which
adds jobs which is good for everyone.

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

To the guy crying about yard guys taking Rd jobs in Louisville, you sure
do check the board a lot, probably don't have a life, looks like
you're sharp shooting. You mad because yard trash stold your step on
step off high ball train? I think there's a term for your type,"
bitch ass n*gga"...

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

legal fees

Attorneys work on contingency.  They cover all cost up front. This is 
how the little man can take on a large corporation.  If defendant is
found guilty. Your attorney fees and court cost will be paid by
defendant.  If you lose your case attorney eats all losses.  


If settled prior to..   Settlement minus attorney fees minus court cost
and fees equals your money free and clear.

Your attorney will have you agree to an engagement letter.  This is an
agreement to protect you and your attorney.  On whats expected from you
and the law firm.  Your attorney will draw it up but it will be written
so he has more protections than you do.  You do not have to agree to
this.  You can inform him that there are changes that will have to be
made.  He will change it. If he says no then he doesn't believe your
case will prevail.  If you are still unsure about the engagement
letter.  Pay a second attorney to go over it.  Once you agree to the
engagement letter you will be strictly bound to it.  You don't have to
sign an engagement letter for it to be binding.  A verbal agreement is
the same.   Most can't afford to fight an attorney.  So go over
everything he's there for himself then he's there for you.

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

No mo, instead typing all that shit nobody probably read, i personally
made it to about the second sentence. Next time just post a link,
#longestpostever

Name: Slick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Sure sounds like a bunch of cry baby cut back engineers in Louisville
mad cause guys getting called and holding them back for a bid. If I was
one I'd say FU mofo....I got bills to pay . Maybe they don't want to
be in the yard so they take road calls...

Name: Key
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

NOMO. 

Good to see you posting. been a long time. Hope the back is 
Well. Nothing has changed in this dream I'm living. Email of yours
crashed I guess. Ran out of "keys" a few years back! Lol. Sure miss
your brown banana awards! don't be a stranger!

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

thats cool this isnt Canada  the union has nothing to do with Federal
protect leave

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

In Canada I vent threw arbitration to get my railroad job back,I won my
case. The union told me that the arbitration ruling,is final and there
is no appeals and you canít take legal action. Because the union and
company agree to use this process to settle issues c

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

Interesting...explains a lot.
 
WASHINGTON ó Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway
crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in Cayce, South
Carolina, last weekend. But even if CSX should bear sole responsibility
for the accident, Amtrak will likely end up paying crash victims'
legal claims with public money.
Amtrak pays for accidents it didn't cause because of secretive
agreements negotiated between the passenger rail company, which
receives more than $1 billion annually in federal subsidies, and the
private railroads, which own 97 percent of the tracks on which Amtrak
travels.
Both Amtrak and freight railroads that own the tracks fight to keep
those contracts secret in legal proceedings. But whatever the precise
legal language, plaintiffs' lawyers and former Amtrak officials say
Amtrak generally bears the full cost of damages to its trains,
passengers, employees and other crash victims ó even in instances where
crashes occurred as the result of a freight rail company's negligence
or misconduct.
Railroad industry advocates say that freight railways have ample
incentive to keep their tracks safe for their employees, customers and
investors. But the Surface Transportation Board and even some federal
courts have long concluded that allowing railroads to escape liability
for gross negligence is bad public policy.
"The freight railroads don't have an iron in the fire when it comes
to making the safety improvements necessary to protect members of the
public," said Bob Pottroff, a Manhattan, Kansas, rail injury attorney
who has sued CSX on behalf of an injured passenger from the Cayce
crash. "They're not paying the damages."

© The Associated Press The wreckage of an Amtrak train, bottom, and a
CSX freight train lie next to the tracks in Cayce, SC., on Sunday, Feb.
4, 2018. The trains collided in the early morning darkness Sunday,
killing the Amtrak conductor and engineerÖ
Beyond CSX's specific activities in the hours before the accident, the
company's safety record has deteriorated in recent years, according to
a standard metric provided by the Federal Railroad Administration.
Since 2013, CSX's rate of major accidents per million miles traveled
has jumped by more than half, from 2 to 3.08 ó significantly worse than
the industry average. And rail passenger advocates raised concerns after
the CSX CEO at the time pushed hard last year to route freight more
directly by altering its routes.
CSX denied that safety had slipped at the company, blaming the change
in the major accident index on a reduction of total miles traveled
combined with changes in its cargo and train length.
"Our goal remains zero accidents," CSX spokesman Bryan Tucker wrote
in a statement provided to The Associated Press. CSX's new system of
train routing "will create a safer, more efficient railroad resulting
in a better service product for our customers," he wrote.
Amtrak's ability to offer national rail service is governed by
separately negotiated track usage agreements with 30 different
railroads. All the deals share a common trait: They're "no fault,"
according to a September 2017 presentation delivered by Amtrak
executive Jim Blair as part of a Federal Highway Administration
seminar.
No fault means Amtrak takes full responsibility for its property and
passengers and the injuries of anyone hit by a train. The "host
railroad" that operates the tracks must only be responsible for its
property and employees. Blair called the decades-long arrangement "a
good way for Amtrak and the host partners to work together to get
things resolved quickly and not fight over issues of responsibility."
Amtrak declined to comment on Blair's presentation. But Amtrak's
history of not pursuing liability claims against freight railroads
doesn't fit well with federal officials and courts' past declarations
that the railroads should be held accountable for gross negligence and
willful misconduct.
After a 1987 crash in Chase, Maryland, in which a Conrail train crew
smoked marijuana then drove a train with disabled safety features past
multiple stop signals and into an Amtrak train ó killing 16 ó a federal
judge ruled that forcing Amtrak to take financial responsibility for
"reckless, wanton, willful, or grossly negligent acts by Conrail" was
contrary to good public policy.
Conrail paid. But instead of taking on more responsibility going
forward, railroads went in the opposite direction, recalls a former
Amtrak board member who spoke to the AP. After Conrail was held
responsible in the Chase crash, he said, Amtrak got "a lot of threats
from the other railroads."
The former board member requested anonymity because he said that
Amtrak's internal legal discussions were supposed to remain
confidential and he did not wish to harm his own business relationships
by airing a contentious issue.
Because Amtrak operates on the freight railroads' tracks and relies on
the railroads' dispatchers to get passenger trains to their
destinations on time, Amtrak executives concluded they couldn't afford
to pick a fight, the former Amtrak board member said.
"The law says that Amtrak is guaranteed access" to freights' tracks,
he said. "But it's up to the goodwill of the railroad as to whether
they'll put you ahead or behind a long freight train."
A 2004 New York Times series on train crossing safety drew attention to
avoidable accidents at railroad crossings and involving passenger trains
ó and to railroads' ability to shirk financial responsibility for
passenger accidents. In the wake of the reporting, the Surface
Transportation Board ruled that railroads "cannot be indemnified for
its own gross negligence, recklessness, willful or wanton misconduct,"
according to a 2010 letter by then-Surface Transportation Board chairman
Dan Elliott to members of Congress.
That ruling gives Amtrak grounds to pursue gross negligence claims
against freight railroadsó if it wanted to.
"If Amtrak felt that if they didn't want to pay, they'd have to
litigate it," said Elliott, now an attorney at Conner & Winters.
The AP was unable to find an instance where the railroad has brought
such a claim against a freight railroad since the 1987 Chase, Maryland,
disaster. The AP also asked Amtrak, CSX and the Association of American
Railroads to identify any example within the last decade of a railroad
contributing to a settlement or judgment in a passenger rail accident
that occurred on its track. All entities declined to provide such an
example.
Even in court cases where establishing gross negligence by a freight
railroad is possible, said Potrroff, the plaintiff's attorney, he has
never seen any indication that the railroad and Amtrak are at odds.
"You'll frequently see Amtrak hire the same lawyers the freight
railroads use," he said.
Ron Goldman, a California plaintiff attorney who has also represented
passenger rail accident victims, agreed. While Goldman's sole duty is
to get the best possible settlement for his client, he said he'd long
been curious about whether it was Amtrak or freight railroads which
ended up paying for settlements and judgments.
"The question of how they share that liability is cloaked in
secrecy," he said, adding: "The money is coming from Amtrak when our
clients get the check."
Pottroff said he has long wanted Amtrak to stand up to the freight
railroads on liability matters. Not only would it make safety a bigger
financial consideration for railroads, he said, it would simply be
fair.
"Amtrak has a beautiful defense ó the freight railroad is in control
of all the infrastructure," he said. But he's not expecting Amtrak to
use it during litigation over the Cayce crash.
"Amtrak always pays," he said.

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

This is unlike running a red signal.   The court system can get involved
immediately. CSX and their managers have broken federal law.   You may
have to go through the process to get your job back quicker per
arbitrator.   But you absolutely don't have to wait to file a demand
letter with CSX.  Then a complaint with the court system. Finally file
suit against CSX and their blind managers. 

This may take a few years but it will never see a court room.  CSX will
be writing all who suffered a check to settle. They will also offer the
men their job back or will be forced to pay future lost wages too.

To all the penis envy men.  Those men you despise.   When it's all
said and done.   Will have their job,seniority and more than they could
have saved in 20 years. Meanwhile you will continue to work and bad
mouth those wrongfully terminated.  ONly to watch those men be better
off financially  than they have ever or could have been.

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

Sucker for the day in Louisville, staley. Assigned to yard xb but took a
road job! Thanks union brother.

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

Cond 30+

It gets tricky with exhausting all union options. One thing it doesn't
do is stop the statue of limitations for filing a lawsuit which is 2
years in most cases. I knew a case where CSX took a man out of service
for 6 months without ever filing charges against him. The unions did
everything they could and eventually got him back to work. The tricky
part he did go through the union to try and get back all lost wages.
CSX balked and did nothing. It went on for over 2 years. He was under
the impression hiring a lawyer could happen if all avenues were
exhausted. When that day came no lawyer would touch it because the
statue of limitations had expired. I don't know how hiring a lawyer
affects the unions handling of the case. That could be a problem.

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Bird Trex him be doing fine.   Steal be trying learn him too say sue
those mofos.    right after I got out I hired on in96 Can't  believe I
made it that many years.   I don't go out on medical after lawsuit. 
I'm gonna go out for management  or be a fry cook.  My days riding the
iron be done.    Thinks for asking bout Bird Trex Easy M.

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

Wonder why the sorry unions haven't done more on behalf of the people
for being wrongfully pulled oos for fmla misuse sorry unions don't
mind taking union does an not helping the men they should be included
in lawsuits too for mis reputation.

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

CSX cut the employee pool,jeopardizing safety.puts more money in top
managements pockets. So sad but true.

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

The long service employees they like to fire,because of amount of
holidays they have to pay etc can tie your pention up. The new junior
guy they can abuse the shit out of him.

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

Mayihaveanother

You worked enough to get an 11 grand bonus and got chopped for using
fmla. Just wow, can't believe this place.

Name: X-traH bored
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Are the Engineers voting on the hourly wage?

Seems like that rumor has resurfaced.

Any word from the Ble leadership?

Name: Co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Really? 
I cant believe for one minute they can penalize anyone for making
aliving while fired. If that were the case they would have to audit
everyone's bank accounts and activities for extra cash deposited. I
sure the hell would work for cash. Guess I'll have to research thst
one.If the union takes too damn long and it's an extreme amount of
time to settle you can get your own lawyer and sue outside of the union
process. Read your LMRDA rights as a union member in the UNITED STATES.
Union members are protected by numerous federal laws against corrupt or
inept union actions. I called the international once after waiting a
year for a decision on a matter and told them I would be getting a
lawyer on my own to handle the situation. When they found out I knew my
federal rights and could do so they got real shitty and told me to go
right ahead. Said no lawyer could do as good a job as them. Funny how
fast the problem was solved.

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

Advice to anyone terminated. You cannot sue CSX until the union has
exhausted all of the appeals including arbitration. The only exceptions
are discrimination and injury claims. If the arbitrator puts you back to
work you will be made whole meaning you will be paid the amount of money
you would have earned working MINUS - any money you make on another job
while dismissed. Just a word of advice an under the table job will help
you stick It to CSX just a little more

Name: 6moremonths
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2018

ape

I don't have fmla and hope I'll never will need it. 

Your statement is partially correct but how is someone who has a
certification by a health care provider.  That lays off on federally
protected UNPAID leave living off someone else.  Fmla is far from
welfare these men and women are not getting paid.  I seriously doubt a
licensed health care provider is going to falsify a certification and
place their license in jeopardy. 

I for one don't care If  one works or doesn't work.  I've always
made  about the same and have worked about the same.   I also believe
that those on fmla, displaced,union, sick, or whatever keep the junior
man working.  If or when csx finds X amount of people to marry the
railroad there will be massive layoffs.

Do you know what 2 men working 60hrs a week equals?
1 U.S Job loss.

Sue the hell out of them boys.  Include all supervisors has
defendants.

also for those that don't know this site is CSX SUCKS not CSX
SUCKASSES

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

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

Mantle Ridge cannot sell their stock for 5 years. 4 more to go. 


Monetizing Hilalís gains at Mantle Ridge could be harder than the
success at Pershing Square, however. For one thing, the fund is set up
as a special-purpose vehicle with private-equity-like terms. Mantle
Ridgeís investors all have different terms, but typically SPVs charge
between 10 and 30 percent above a hurdle. Mantle Ridgeís investors have
a fiveĖyear lockup, and Hilal wonít get paid until that time, at which
time his fund will sell its CSX stake.

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

Hey ape  

When everything I posted happens I'll be sure to come back and tell
you I told you so! Seniority might secure you having a job but it
won't secure your choice of one. Just your vacation time. Better wake
up. Your in denile.

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

Wages rose 2.9 last year.  What dis we get?

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

On market watch CSX was buy, predicts hit over 72 bucks. I say it will
go bellow 40 !!!!!

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

If you do nothing and hold on to your csx stock, you will lose a lot of
money that was supposed to be there for retirement. Its not a garuntee,
but it is very probable. There are safer places to put your money right
now that are nowhere near as volatile as csx. Should have got rid of it
when it was 59 bucks. It's 51 bucks now. Just know that when mantle
ridge starts dumping it will be too late because when they are done
every investor will know and they will dump to.

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

I bet most people that complain about Fmla use are Republican and most
that are all for it are Democrat. I'm not trying to start anything
just curious about that.

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

Any word about any or info if anybody has been terminated for fmla
misuse. Give some details

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

Conductor 1-10

Got their point across.  Where do you work?   Men are laying off FM as
much now as before.  CSX can't scare a man to good health.   This
place turns out fat broken down bodies.  If 60% of the men are on Fmla
it surprise me the number wasn't higher.

P.S. Go fuck yourself. Hope you get laid off punk.

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

Con

You're one of those who has a standard for everyone else that you
don't Measure up to.

It's easy to talk about another man's sin.     Ask yourself have you
ever stole time from your beloved CSX.  Waited to tie up to miss a
train catch your off day. Have you ever passed the work along to the
next Crew.  Talked to everyone in the Crew room instead of starting
your deadhead.  Took your time to kill a train.  Laid off Union.  Laid
off sick when you felt fine. Called the man to get flipped home when
there was rested crews. Cried to get the boards cut.  Put in pl days
before anyone else could. 
Bitches like you are the worse.  Complain about everyone when they're
not around just to suck them off the next time you see them.   You
might not lay off Fmla but your doing other shit just as bad or worse. 
 I hear the men I work with that live on the rails tell me how they
support their family.   I ask them which one and does the current
family know you? They are the most miserable, untrustworthy men like
yourself.

Save your self righteous bullshit for your fat lazy cheating wife.

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

Reality,
Hey retard, good seniority will guarantee you that you still have a
job. I bet you're one of those negative fucks, that does nothing but
bitch all the time, if the government was handing out free checks
you'd bitch because you had to stand in line.

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

they terminated several men across the system today.  One I know works
all the time.  Has 3 kids and his wife is in bad shape.  So much for a
fair an impartial hearing.

Name: Reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Crews 
The facts.
The pay rates Will change.
Seniority will be a thing of the past.
Super pools will be implemented.
Work rules will be drastically reduced.
Crews will swap trains at a halfway point and bypass the hotels. The
plans are already on the table. 
Yard and road work will be combined. Everyone will become multi purpose
employees. Crews will be reduced.

It doesn't matter what happens to the stock. It doesn't matter how
they restructure. It doesn't matter what assets they sell. You are a
blue collar in the field worked with absolutely no control how CSX
handles its business. You are no body. You will come to work and bitch
every day like you always do and do your job as your told or be
fired.You can't even control you union's let along a corporation as
big as CSX. So learn to adapt to the changes. Keep your mouth shut and
do your job as your instructed. There's not a damn thing you can do
about it. The union's have no federal rights that prevents CSX from
restructuring. If you still have a job when it is all done then
consider yourself blessed. Do you job and take your paycheck. If this
pisses You off TOO BAD! The truth hurts. You cut your balls off years
ago so deal with the game you are being given. Conform or leave.

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

Ape

Yep, then comes the merger or acquisitions.

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

CSX stock still over valued, I donít know how much more CSX is willing
to sell to try prop. Up the stock. There will be lots of corrections
still with CSX stock. Before this is over I can see it around thirty
bucks. My two cents

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Other

STFU! Don't talk about things you know nothing about. With CSX it's
just another day different idiots running it. I've been around the
railroad since the '70s. John Snow in the '90s nearly sent CSX in to
bankruptcy with a war with the NS over Conrail. Snow didn't spend
anything on the infrastructure which deteriorated. His successor Mike
Ward wasn't any better. All this crap going on with harsh attitudes
towards employees was all started under Ward. Ward wanted to be like
the NS so he hired Tony Ingram & David Brown from the NS. That's when
harsh attendance policies came about along with taking away authority
from management at every terminal. That any infraction no matter how
small was taken to an investigation level. That brought about the point
system. They had a purpose to flood the unions with defending an
overload of BS charges. 

Storing locomotives, cars etc.. nothing new. Selling/leasing off lines
nothing new. Furloughing & displacing employees nothing new. It's been
going on for many years. All the railroads do it. Go ask those who work
on the CP, CN, BNSF, UP, NS the list goes on.

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

RRJIM, DON'T BE AN IDIOT!
Stick to talking about what you know. 
A lot of RR stock is down, but other RR still have all their assets.
They didn't sell equipment and track, store equipment, or layoff 20%
of their manpower. They are still at 100% operating power and could
take on more business if needed. CSX is operating at max capacity right
now and struggling. If a major contract came up for bids CSX couldn't
handle it without making big changes. If Trump needed massive amounts
of concrete for the wall, coal made a comeback, or U.S. goes toe to toe
with N. Korea CSX couldn't support the extra business without
restructuring, and restructuring costs a lot of money.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Stocks are in a market correction. It has nothing to do with CSX. I
easily looked up the competitors NS, UP, CP, CN etc... all are down.
The Dow Transports were hit hard yesterday. To put it bluntly with some
of these posts, Why do you want to crap where you eat?

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

It would be foolish to go to an hourly rate at the present rates.
Especially when there is already a railroad the IC that has been under
hourly rates for years. They got around $35 an hour to start. If you
take pay raises at 2.5% per year (being generous) for 12 years that
rate would be $45.50 an hour today. Personally I don't think it works
for a any of the major Class 1 railroads. Not without reducing manpower
significantly. Better off with the current trip rates.

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

Eng

The hourly rate post is correct.    It has never been that high.   I
hear everyday men think it will be 50plus an hour wrong .  My post is
correct sorry.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

I'm glad my wife makes more money than me.

Name: 
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

It's only an agreement for five years.  If anything changes they can
pull out.

Name: Eng
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Whoever posted the rates is dead wrong. Made up numbers to discourage
all. I know for a fact the first negotiation for engineers was offered
38 hour.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

To take CSX into the future,the board of director,has approved funding.
To hire the Long Island Medium,to try and get communication going with
Hh. If this is effective,Foote will be demoted. Investors will be
notified if this is successful.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Investors gave a five year commitment to lock in the money for CSX. But
trust me if the company gets managed badly and other events that make
stock  decline. The investors would get out ASAP.Just like the
collective agreement CSX has with the union employees. CSX is not
committed to honouring the collective agreement that they signed.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

If stock starts to tank watch how fast,mantle ridge and friends will
bail out. Other railways said they would not look at acquiring CSX
until stock was under forty bucks.

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

Yes the article below say investors committed to lock in for five years
with mantle. But with Hh going to hell. It could be changed in the
courts

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

a

Read more at: 
https://thefly.com/landingPageNews.php?id=2490698

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Yes the man is right there is no five year lock. Investors will sell
when they want.and to guy that said put equipment back in service,a lot
of it has been sold off. Hump yards they can sell the steel for
scrap,and develop the land.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

What would happen if all the changes reverted back to pre Harrison? Like
if we opened all humps back up, put all the jobs back on including
herders and utility. Took all equipment out of service and put back in
service good for service. FACT. 
I just threw FACT in there because it's kinda fun and I wanted to be
cool, but sound like a dill deaux at the same time.

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

You are an idiot if you think mantle ridge is stuck for another 4 years,
they can sell out and be gone by morning. FACT.

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

No such thing as a 5 year lock and hold.  Fact

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

Mantle Ridge and their investors are not going anywhere, they have a
five year lock and hold, of which one has been served. FACT.

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

Things did not start to change at cp until Hh left and ackman took his
money and ran. But we still have the ceo snake creel. As long as mantle
rid is still invested in CSX your going to get just more of the same
bull shit. But if stock keeps dropping mantle might pull out sooner
than you think!

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

I posted the same thing yesterday, the gig is up with precision
railroading. Once the cuts stop and the sale is over. With loss of
customers. The stock will start to reflect all the nonsense.

Name: Oh my 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

How does the super pools work ? Does it do Away with xtra board ? Is it
1 pool and you go anywhere ? Will it cut jobs ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2018

CSX stock down another $2.50 today. Net gain for the past 52 weeks is
less than $3.00 a share. I guess PSR doesn't benefit anyone. I first
told everyone to get rid of it when Harrison became CEO. The gains were
already made just prior. When Harrison became sick I said it again, dump
your stock. When he died a few days later I said it again. 
If you are holding on to it hoping to get your losses back, DON'T. The
ride is over, has been for a while. CSX will have to spend a lot of
money to get back on track again. It is all down hill from here for the
stock.

CSX IS CRUMBLING AND WILL HAVE TO REBUILD ONCE IT BOTTOMS OUT.  

My guess is CSX stock will soon hit mid to low 40's and we will change
command again at that point. Sell now and get back in once it drops.

Name: HR
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

FACT

WRONG! The back pay would not have been paid under the hourly rate. The
back pay was figured on what your wages were at the time period that
your agreement had not been settled. It would not have been figured
under a new formula such as the hourly rate. That is why it is called
BACK PAY! Wages you should have earned if you would have settled the
agreement. 

 And as for the post that the hourly rate will decrease your pay under
trip rates, do the math. You figured it out. Say a trip takes you 12
hour to get there- On the hourly rate at 25.30 for a conductor at 10
hours>253.00 plus 2 hours overtime>37.95= $290.95 that would cost you
considerably if you already get a flat trip rate of much more. Good
luck.

Name: Signal department
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

I have been a signal man for csx for more than five years. Recent rumors
of job cuts have left everyone with the attitude of screw it i am
getting laid off so why try to do good work. Trucks are trashed, tools
are broken or left laying on the job site, and quality of work are all
directly related to this new attitude. For example a 1 year employee
who worked at a warehouse making $9 an hour before csx hired him is
willing to learn everything he can about signal systems while  a 3 year
employee spends most of the day complaining about csx, playing on his
cellphone, and generally getting paid to make everyone else miserable.
Seniority determines who stays and whoís cut. Good luck if the cuts
happen because work quality will be trash.

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

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=6065


ITS ABOUT TIME BLET.   ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEHIND SMART

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

http://www.tcrc657.com/news/2014/Hourly_Rate_Notice.pdf

Name: Fact 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

The reason that the hourly rate is back on the table is because of the
backpay. The company didn't want to Backpay under the hourly rate
because it would have been a huge increase in payment. Fact

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

Louisville:
Roten, Gibbs, and Woods are the company sukkas for Louisville again
today. Thanks union brothers!

Name: Con1
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2018

Roselake is being sold to the UP. UP just had someone in the building
measuring all the offices.

Name: Getting Rich
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Why has the hourly rate come up again. Utu will never agree because they
aren't out for our best interest on a good living income however they
do want the most union paying employees. The two are contradictory. 
As for doing extra work, who in the hell ever has time, not where I
work. As far as claims go, when do they ever pay them anyway. 

All this is a moot point anyway, NEVER GONNA HAPPEN

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

Train accidents, customers, Fmla, stock manipulation. withholding
information.

The legal team  is going to be busy in 2018.

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

In talks about doing away with motels. The hourly rate is at 25.30 for
conductor and 26.70 for engineer.   There will be no more claims paid
as of last Monday.  All will be on self supporting super pools.

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

Someguy

When Hunter Harrison was CEO at CN the BLE on the Illinois Central/CN
went to hourly rate. The UTU followed suit latter. This was around
10-12 years ago. It started out at $35 an hour. A basic day was based
on 10 hours so $350 a day with overtime after 10 hours. It eliminated
the distinction between road & yard. When a crew got called they
didn't know what they were working. If a crew took at road train from
point A to B if they had time left they could switch out cars in the
yard if they still had time go dump some ballast etc.. so for 12 hours
you would do whatever they want. The guys I spoke with on the IC stated
afterwards they were deadheaded home so no more lodging. They made a lot
of OT. It boosted their income greatly while we were making
$80,000-$100,000 on a good high mileage run, they were making
$135,000-$150,000 on the hourly rate. Even their extra boards were
$90,000+. One important issue that the GC for the BLE secured was job
protection. That anyone working at the time it was implemented was
protected they could not be furloughed seeing this would eventually cut
jobs though attrition. I know the BLE on CSX & some other railroads
tried to get a similar contract with on-property agreements but the
railroads wanted no part of it.

Name: reality check
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Wake up idiots!!!!

The writing is on the wall. We will all be on an hourly rate. All trip
rates will be abolished. There will be no assigned limits. You wont
need them. You will work every direction on every job. There will no
need for locals. You will get called to do any job. It will take the
company a long time to get everyone qualified to do all the work but
they will eventually get you to do it. If for some reason you don't
get called for a particular job because it just doesn't come your way
on the one big super pool you will only be allowed 1 pilot for one day
for a refresher. 

The only upside to this is you wont need to worry about filing claims
for out of route, mishandled on the job or being screwed out of double
tickets. No penalties for combining yard and road tickets. This will
decrease the work of your union representatives. 
When this happens it will be time to file a petition against our unions
and demand our union dues are decreased. They are already some of the
highest dues paid by any union member in the country. We don't need to
line their pockets if their work is cut in half and our seniority rights
have been demolished.  So sit back and wait for the changes to happen
because they will. You have lost all control of your unions. the only
thing you will have left is to go after them to reduce the dues and
keep your money they don't deserve.

Name: Someguy
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Also at the meeting found out that the utu signed off with the company
allowing them to miss call the 1st out pool conductor if running the
roster for a yard job.

Name: Someguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

So I went to a union meeting 2 days ago and it sounds like the company
wants to discuss hourly rate again. It also sounds like all the local
and general committees are open to discussion with the company on this.
My question is any idea what the hourly rate would be? I guess the soo
railroad already has it.anyone on this board ever talk to any engineers
that work over there to see what $$ they make.

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

Was there a memo or bullitin put out on hump yard reopening. If not just
another rumour!

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

Anyone here anything about a hump or two opening back up?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Taking calls that you don't have to is ensuring that the guys layed off
stay layed off, the guys near the bottom soon get layed off, and the
company keeps manpower at the lowest numbers possible. If you are
taking calls then you're a chump, company sukkaz that don't care
about your coworkers. I hope you need someone to help you out sometime.
There are a lot of cutback engineers right now that ain't getting
marked up because of chumps like you. We all know who you are, and yes
we all resent you and talk smack about you in the locker room.

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

I have worked the railroad my whole life. To the men that feels his
needs are more important than other members. You may be right,but when
members are trying to stick together to preserve the future of the
railroad jobs. You all should be on the same team thatís the only
chance there is to protect your jobs. They are really asking for
everyone to help the cause. You might need there help one day. And they
could turn there back on you. Iíve seen this many times at the railway.
You all have to stick together..This Hh hype precision railroad Is
done.I predict there is going to be a change of power at the top.

Name: money hungry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 February 2018

I think until one of you assholes want to step up and pay my bills I
will continue to take calls.  None of you know my financial situation.
some of you are probably the cheap asses that save your sandwich bags
to reuse.  I didn't take this job to sit at the house and starve.  If
I was a gambling man, and I am, I bet you guys that are whining are
higher up on the roster and don't have to worry about if you are going
to have a job next month.  The railroad is 'feast or famine'...get it
while you can!

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

Loco 30 

hang it up. You can complain until the cows come home. There are those
who are self centered and so money hungry that they will take every
call every time the phone rings. THEY DONT CARE. We have all been
preaching this for years and they don't give a shit. I remember a guy
when I first got hired that was doing that and every single time he was
first out they bumped him. That was when we didn't have this stupid bid
system for engineers. People got together and watched his every move and
just about starved him out. People would come from another terminals in
our district just to bump him. He only worked when they ran the roster.
Well he eventually started documenting every time he was first out and
after he accumulated enough evidence he took it to the GC and sent a
letter to the international complaining about harassment from fellow
union members because he was supporting the company and helping them
out when they were short handed. No one was violating the union
agreement exercising their right to make a seniority move but the LCs
started telling people that is they kept it up they would have to do an
investigation as to the constant pattern of his being bumped and claims
of harassment and only working on roster calls. It just goes to show
that even the union jumped on board to help him out. He finally quit
and took a street job.  So if you want these guys to feel any pain for
this you got limited choices. If he's a conductor then bump his butt
while you still got bumps. If he's and engineer on the bid card then
your shit out of luck unless the guys start making it personal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Louisville has to be the absolute worst as far as people taking jobs
that they don't have to! Do you not realize that every time you
"help" the company you hurt yourself and co-workers? Everyday there
are at least 2 jobs that get filled by a volunteer that didn't have to
take the job. It's usually the same 8 people that do this. If 2 trains
per day were missed because of man power shortages then they would have
to add turns! Stop wrecking the jobs!

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

Retired NS here. I remember when George Bush was president and we had a
union meeting with our GC president. He said the current administration
has been working very hard at trying to repeal FELA, and the biggest
reason it has not happened was because the  war in Iraq was such an
administrative and political distraction from other would be agendas.
With all respect to those who have lost lives or have been injured in
train accidents due to management incompetence and cost cutting, the
danger of FELA being repealed has probably past.  At least for a while.
A silver lining.

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

My 36 years as a carman,Iím so grateful I never found anyone mangled or
killed on the job. That was my biggest fear to come onto that while
working in the yard. People just have no idea how dangerous the
railroad is.

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

Ape 

Not the first one and it won't be the last. There will always be
mistakes made. Even if it isn't the crews fault you'll get some idiot
running gates or walking on the tracks not paying attention. People get
killed every year by trains. Just like traffic accident. Crews get
tired, rushed by management and strung out by the new style. Mistakes
are inevitable. Dispatchers make mistakes because their under stress
too. The railroad is a evil indusrty unless your sitting in a million
dollar leather chair in Jacksonville!

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

An accident that cost lives,sure leaves a dark cloud hanging over
workers in the railway industry!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Blah blah blah.... 

The switch wasn't lined back. We all get what happened. Why,only the
crew knows why they forgot. Speculate till the cows come home.  

Now to more important things. Hey Roselake conductor! You still
haven't told us who the TM was that told you that you were going to
take trains over to the Missouri side like they did in conrail. 
Did your engineers notice the company blew EVANSVILLE into the job
description for roselake on their bid cards????  Shows evansville as
their away from home terminal as well as roselake. A couple of LCs
didn't even notice. We had to tell them. F...king real man. Damn LCs
didn't even notice. Companies up to changing all the jobs and doing
what BNSF is doing. Make you go all over the damn country. 
You better start paying attention on how they are paying you and how
many miles your betting paid. You can bet your ass the union's will
let them screw you out of actual miles run. They have been stealing
from us for years calling road crews recrewing long pools "road
switchers" and stealing miles and combining recrew tickets. They will
steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes. Watch your tickets and your
earning statements. File those claims. Start a paper trail. You need it
so you got proof when you finally strike against your union for letting
this shit happen for the last 3 years!

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

Ya some one screwed up, that switch should of been lined. Just common
sense!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Ape < than a year

The articles I've read not really sure if it was the conductor from
the train that was shoved off or another one who was assigned to the
switches under the signal suspension to make sure everything was lined
for the next train. I've read where AMTRAK 91 waited 5 miles up the
track till the TD got the OK that the route was lined. Lot's of
questions. It was discussed briefly at the C&O Railroad Retiree lunch
yesterday. Back in the day under signal suspension or if signals were
down that when approaching absolute signals and/or switches we had to
stop to make sure the route was lined. We've had signal suspensions
where there was a switchman positioned at mainline switches and we had
to get permission by radio to proceed. Like I said lot's of questions.

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

Louisville
Company suck asses for the day, Woods, Roten, and Smith. All assigned
to the yard extra board and all took jobs that they didn't have to.
Keep it up idiots, they will never add turns. Way to help the company
cut jobs off! Bravo union brothers!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

Mugshots.com ID: 69908027

Robert Pines occupation cable installer and convicted felon...

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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

From what I can figure out CSX train backed into that track. Head end
was 700 feet from the switch. Why did the crew not walk up and restore
that switch to the main. ???? Someone left a trap

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2018

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/GSP-investigating-crash-in-downtown-Hahira-472749653.html

RAIL SAFETY MANUAL FOR DUMMIES

ARTICE 7 --Blow a train 60 mph through a rail construction zone you
will be castrated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

Has anyone been fired yet for a track and CSX accident?

Name: retired union rep!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

UTU/BLET Supporters

Well Indy crews,,,,,, Your union agreement work rules and working
conditions are being changed right in front of your faces. Your
seniority privileges are being abolished and reduced to nothing. Your
days of earning the right to retire on a job close to home and earn the
highest wages are over. You are all becoming just one big herd of work
mules that will be whipped and beat into submission. Why you ask??? 
Because you did nothing but sit on your asses and cry and whine and not
stand up to the unions for not fighting the good fight for you. Not one
petition circulated to your International reps. NOT  ONE SINGLE LETTER
TO THE EDITOR. NOT ONE SINGLE UPROAR THAT GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE
PRESS.  Bitched and moaned and didn't demand your GC office take it
public.  You all just stood  there and did nothing. Don't you idiots
know you don't have to strike to get heard. You have every right by
federal law to organize as a group and take your issues to the press.
The company cant do a damn thing to interfere with your organizing
rights and to take it to the press that your pissed off that your
unions are sitting in the laps of the company and letting them rape
you. they try and suspend you for organizing a protest group against
your union they will see a court order injunction thrown on them so
fast it will make their heads spin! Your unions will be jumping through
hoops to shut you up. They dont want the media running with the
story!Hope your all proud of yourselves. Now go pay those over inflated
dues and kiss your unions ass along with the carriers! Every one of you
would make Jimmy Hoffa proud!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/06/incorrect-information-from-csx-employee-led-to.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

Shortly before the 2:35 a.m. crash, Amtrak 91 stopped five miles before
the site of the collision and waited for a go-ahead from a CSX
dispatcher, per CSX protocol when a signaling system is being worked
on, CSX documents show.

After the CSX conductor on site told a dispatcher that the switch was
properly aligned, the dispatcher gave the go-ahead for the Amtrak
train, which was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members bound
from New York to Miami, to proceed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2018

Mugshots.com ID: 69908027

Robert Pines occupation cable installer and convicted felon...

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.

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

fuck you FOOTE YOU PC OF SHIT AND A FUCK YOU PAUL HINLAL HOPE BOTH DROP
DEAD LIKR THAT DICKHEAD HARRISON.. AND DIDNT FORGRT YOU MARK WALLACE
YOU ARE A SPECAIL pc OF SHIT.

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

Once the minnie me Hh gang have nothing left to sell and no more
employees to cut.They better have a steady revenue stream. As to date
they have lost many customers.so we will see how much longer they will
push the Hh plan. Before they they hit the reset button and mantle
ridge gets out of dodge.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2018

Well Name: DMaster all known as Jens Bang or L@N phony dispatcher in the


RAIL SAFETY MANUAL FOR DUMMIES
Article 1---Train crews don't pass your sight stopping distance
because your brakes suck and you have no steering.
ARTICLE 2---MARK WELL THE MAIN LINE because who knows who is going to
be working the switch on the wrong side of the tracks.
Article 3 --- Have all main lines on the OUTSIDE track so something
can't go wrong two ways.

So the train going north starting at Dixiana Road with a 10 mph speed
limit for 6 months ---has a crossing signal to check---a track signal
which was dead in 2011 right in the crossing signal lights---and a
"W" whistle post for Pallet Drive crossing---the overpass view shows
a pole mounted spotlight on the switch on the other side of the tracks
which the manual for Dummies says a sitting train would block the
light. 

Google map 33.9049711,-81.0668294
33.9154838,-81.0620867 Dixiana Road August 2011
1825 0.004654 634687X CSX SC LEXINGTON CAYCE PALLET DRIVE 0 0 0 0 0 SS
12 2 60 NO 2 53
1687 0.005470 634693B CSX SC LEXINGTON CAYCE DIXIANA RD 0 0 0 0 0 GT 10
2 10 YES 2 478 
(06 22 2017)

What's really scary is the street view of the next overpass which was
made by robbing a beaver dam for the support props.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2018

Congratulations CSX for money down the drain. The cost of restructuring
all of CSX starting March 7th 2017 with Harrison has far exceeded the
performance.

February 6th 2017 CSX stock was at $47.26/Share
March 7th 2017 Harrison becomes CEO, CSX stock at $48.44/Share
February 6th 2018 CSX stock drops 5.9% to $51.99/Share 

February 6th 2017 to February 6th 2018 with all the ups and downs the
stock has a net gain of $4.73/Share for the past 52 weeks

Now, a $4.73/Share gain on stock that cost around 50 bucks ain't bad
as long as you still have all of your assets and didn't sell a bunch
of stuff and fire a bunch of people. But when you have a $4.73/Share
gain and some of that gain is from storing equipment, firing personnel,
and not maintaining things routinely and most of that gain is based on
the hype that Harrison brought, then you did a horrible job with CSX. 

WE WANT WARD BACK NOW! OPEN THE DAMN HUMPS AND REVERT BACK TO A FLUID
FUNCTIONING RAILROAD THAT PLEASES CUSTOMERS AND DOESN'T PISS OFF THE
STB. HUNTER HARRISON AND ALL OF HIS METHODS WERE COMPLETE CRAP THE
COWARD KNEW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING AND ANYONE THAT EVER WORKED WITH
OR FOR HIM SHOULD BE BANNED FROM ALL CSX PROPERTY! YOU ARE ALL TOXIC TO
RAILROADING! 

CONGRATULATIONS ON A FAILED PLAN!

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

Wiener

Carrier broke federal law and they will be held accountable.  There
aren't blackout dates on fmla.  Pulling men OOS over Christmas was a
pre planned move.  Issuing notices about laying off over the holidays
is interference in itself.  Carrier and individual supervisors will be
held accountable.  If you're a supervisor who played a role in this. 
Be ready to get your checkbook out. 

Have a Nice Day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Been out of pocket since investigation for fmla anyone fired yet..

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

CSXís accident rate, based on train miles traveled, has been rising the
past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The
rate jumped 13 percent in the first ELEVEN MONTHS of 2017,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

When I inspected a train and found Bad Orders. The car Forman would come
look at the car and say it was ok to travel. What I did was put the car
number and defect in the computer,and put information in my personal
book. The car foreman would have to go into the computer and remove the
Bad Order cars .So now if something happened it would show a footprint
that the car foreman removed this from computer. And my ass is now
covered.These foremen do not want to take a delay on any of these
trains. They cross there fingers and hope these trains make it to
destination. They are so scared that if they delay a train now that
they will get demoted. The new culture right across the board is fear
and intimidation. And it works with a lot of people. Who can afford to
loose there job when families will be affected. The railway has safety
rules, but if you push them the chance you could loose your job is
possible. This kind of culture that the ceo has created has to stop
from the top guy down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

In Louisville they don't give you time to look at the bullitens on yard
jobs.  We are insubordanant some how if we ain't out of the locker
room.  So I frankly do care of I miss something.  That's the culture
they created.

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

Get my money from the suits I be filing maybe I go to Super Bowl 2019
baby  watch my Eagles repeat.  Be riding clean up in their.  I shut my
lids I can see it all coming to pass.  Me 2 maybe 3 blondes my new sled
gonna be nice

Name: Rambo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

I wish CSX would go ahead and fire me. My board was held January 16 and
I canít wait to be fired so I can go ahead with lawsuits since I have
Fmla and dr excuses

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

Every morning when I went into work,we had our briefing. As a train
inspector we where handed a stack of bullutans to read on any changes
etc. Then we had to sign a sheet of paper that we received and read
them. Now if we did not abide buy these rules and something happened we
where held accountable. The first thing in an investigation is did you
receive a copy of bullitin blah blah. If you said yes. The next
question is why did you not follow,directions on the bullitin. Now they
have you,all those rules and training you sign for lets company off the
hook. Sure they want you to take short cuts to save time. But when the
shit hits the fan itís on you. And management will play stupid that
they new nothing about any short cuts. I learned that the hard way.
Itís better to alway go by the book in todayís climate of railroading.
Cause if they need a scape goat your it. This Amtrak accident they are
going to blame the little guy,they always do.

Name: Divided Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Louisville
Webb assigned to yard extra board but took a road job. THANKS UNION
BROTHER FOR MAKING SURE THE COMPANY CAN GET BY WITHOUT ADDING TURNS!

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

To trainman before you leave the yard you should have all your paper
work for your train. When you take your training and you are given
manuals of all the rules and regulations,for your job as a trainman.
And you sign your name that you understand the manuals and you received
them. Now if something happens to your train that is the first thing
they will ask.so why did you not follow the instructions from your
training manuals. The TM that told you you donít need the paper work is
incompetent,and should of been challenged. Itís your ass buddy. I would
have my rule books on hand to challenge them. At least say you are
doing this under protest. They are trying to save time,and someone just
was lazy and never put package together for your train. Iíve heard tm
tell crews  to leave the yard without proper air brake pressure. Said
it will charge on the road. If you listen to there stupid demands,and
are swayed that easy maybe your in the wrong job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Railway Age Article - "CSX: A mighty fine line, but Ö"


http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/frank-n-wilner/csx-a-mighty-fine-line-but.html?channel=00

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

FRA 
Got a question for you. Had 2 tm's get into an argument over paper
work for a train. Yard tm ordered crew out of the terminal without
paperwork specfic for their train and route. The line of road tm told
them not to leave without it. There were questions about restrictions
on the train. When exactly is it okay for crews to run on a main line
without paperwork identifying their train. I already know we better
have hazmat paperwork . A lot of times they don't provide us with
clearance  bureau messages. Say we don't need it for the line we are
on even though we have double stack trains. I thought it was FRA LAW 
that the engineer was to be provided with a legible tonage graph. If
you don't have paperwork how does the engineer know for a fact what to
put in the trip optimized program? How about the information they blow
into the PTC? Just what exactly is legal or illegal?

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

They send criminals to prison,because he is a threat to public safety.
When these ceo makes cuts employees etc. The first thing the
governments should be asking,is will these cuts jeopardize public or
employee safety. But with these industries that are self regulated.
They literally get away with crimes that affect employees and public.
My grampa was a conductor. My gramma identified him by the ring on the
two fingers they found. They just threw money at her no one was held
accountable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

After these accidents you have all these self important suits step up to
the microphone,polititions, cops, NTSB,company heads. Talk with such
concern maybe shed a tear or two. And say we will investigate this and
get all the facts so it never happens again. And the people responsible
will face the consequences,the people responsible are the people in
front of the microphone. They have the power to inforce the laws and
regulations,but do nothing. Itís all just a big gong show.

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

Car repair  

You are 100% right on with the comment that crews are being sent out on
territories they aren't familiar with. The FRA LAW COVERING
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY LAW is being blatantly ignored and
management is doing everything in their power to intimidate crews into
taking trains were they have no business going. The crews are scared to
call the FRA ON THE spot and turn then in. What's worse is I know for a
fact that some engineers are using the conductor on their train as a
pilot because they want to rush and get off the train just to get the
job done after the conductor tells them not to worry they won't let
them get in trouble. Everyone of them should be FIRED. They do nothing
but make those who want to follow the law and stand up to management
look like trouble makers. These morons do nothing but undermine our
rights to demand they follow the laws and rules as they expect us too. 
There are dispatchers who even think that if your running with PTC they
can order you to run on unqualified territory. 

These Super pools are going to be trouble from hell. There are hundreds
of employees who haven't run for numerous years on all the territory as
well as old heads who never did.CSX WILL CUT CORNERS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW
to rush the training through. You can bet your life on it. They don't
give a crap about the training and safety of crews. They have shown
this time and time again. 
It will be up to the crews to put a stop to this. I will personally do
my part and report every incident I witness that breaks FRA LAW OR CSX
OPERATING PRACTICES. If a fellow brother gets called by the FRA and it
is determined he chose to do it on his own then too bad in dealing with
the consequences.  It's not being a rat. It's being someone who has
had enough of the balless wonders and worthless UNION REPS who won't
do what's right.  I hope there are more guys out there that feel the
same way. We have all let CSX trample on us for way too long. Grow some
balls and do what's right or hit the road. They are going to cram this
down your throat whether you like it or not. The least you can do is
stand for what's right!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

Fatigue is to blame.  The crew was not allowed to nap on their
unpredictable schedule.   12 plus hours staring out the window reading
rule books.  Crew wasn't thinking clearly all could have been
prevented with real work schedules and the right to nap on duty.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

Over the years I have seen lots of technology advancesements in the
railway industry. Big money spent on state of the art equipment. But at
the end of the day, the weekest link in the chain is the human being. I
have been to many wrecks and it blows my mind how the simplest mistake
can cause such damage and loss of life. These big companies preach
safety for this and that. But want to rush the employee on every task
to think they are saving a dollar. And there is no money saved when
they have these accidents. They canít figure that out. One thing that
blows me away that they have a wreck estimater on a computer program.
So they expect a wreck here and there. To them part of doing business.
Safety first my ass.

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

Isn't it that under a signal suspension running EC-1 authority that all
switches would have to be ascertained that they're lined correctly?
That a train can run max authorized speed for that train in between
signals & sidings but approaching using caution.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

Ya your right a person can guess all he wants. But one thing I know that
is all the employee cuts ,most likely played a part in this. And if crew
timed out ,someone else should of taken responsibility for that switch.
It should make more sense once they have heard tapes and reviewed
statements. Iíve seen this show more than once!!!

Name: DMaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Mr. Pines, you have never posted anything on this site that would
indicate that you would know your ass from a hole in the geound.

As for this incident with Amtrak-  either there's a lot of no account
morons from outside CSX on here, or just the dumbest railroaders. 
Quite honestly, until they review the dispatcher tapes, there are no
facts regarding why the switch was still lined for the siding while
Amtrac had an EC-1 authority under the signal suspension for that track
segment.  One of two things happened.  The crew reported lining the
switch back for the main, or the crew had expired on hours of service,
and were unable to complete that task and reported that.  I believe
that a lengthy review of the dispatcher conversations will likely
reveal a sloppiness in the conveyance of information.  I regularly work
in a sub with 2 dispatchers who I would remand to remedial
training,mormflat out dismiss for sloppy radio procedure.  If I hear,
"yea, go ahead", and affirmations without specifically identifying
the party/train being addressed, I am going to scream.  So there
actually may be more to this than many are assuming.

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

Eagles baby.   At the crib partying all nite. Like to take this time and
thanks those that made it all possible.  It hadn't been for you're
arrogant above the law mentality.  I would not be at crib with my boys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Wish they would have a super pool.  Call me a pilot and a recrew. 
Everyone on it would eventually have fmla.

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

They already started the super pool in Louisville with the demise of the
Texas back several months ago, they were starting there and going to
make a super pool back then but the brakes got put on it shortly after.
I know it's coming I just wonder why they got rid of the Texas and
stopped for a while? I heard the Texas was the first board to go
because they wanted to sell it quickly but for whatever reason they
haven't yet. From what I'm hearing the Louisville super pool will be
in full swing mid summer 2018.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2018

...It said track was lined and locked into the siding. It should of been
restored to mainline ,wonder why it was left like that?...Is there a
track whisperer to tell main track? Looks like a glob of tracks to me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2018

Super pool is going to Louisville next, it will be for engineers and
conductors and will cover LC, LH, and MS. The b3 boards will go away
and will be covered by the super pool also. This pool will be about 20%
less in man power than the individual boards themselves. Basically if
all boards have a total of 100 men then the super pool will be about
80. It looks like a guy will need 10+ years just to hold a yard extra
board spot. Along with this there will be around 12% more engineers cut
back. This is just a heads up so no one is surprised. Expect the process
to start around mid April.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2018

I Would already say what the outcome will be on the Amtrak accident the
csx crew will be held accountable no matter how much pressure they
where put under or if they where given enough time to complete the task
the dispatcher who is overwhelmed might be charged but csx under the
current leadership will get off scot free and the fra and stsb will
turn a blind I along with the elected officials who are in there back
pocket so three people who have be bullied and pushed around for the
past ten months are the ones who will take the blame but the ones who
helped bring another accident about will only be worried about how it
affects there stock value and wont lose a seconds sleep for the lives
lost and the injured just another day of precision railroading.

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

It said track was lined and locked into the siding. It should of been
restored to mainline ,wonder why it was left like that?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2018

Google map 33.9049711,-81.0668294 ---So there is a whole rail yard--
Hansen and Adkins car carriers-- to park a train right by the Amtrak
crash site. So let's set the empty train out by a main line to kill
some people. Just more proof railroad safety is ran by little baboons
deep in the railroads pocket that need to sent to Jens Bang tinker toy
train farm and listen to his crap for 50 years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

Well at all the railway companies that ceo Hh ran we all new he was a
SADIST..And now that he is gone,management should hit the reset button
and be more employee friendly. Things sure did run a lot smoother.
Employees would get that company pride back. I have worked with both
styles of management.

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

No napping might have had a hand in this.  If fatigue was an issue.  
Could have been someone Ill and not thinking clearly.   Instead of
laying off was fearful of losing their job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

Well itís got to be time that the goverment and public ,demand safety
over share value of a company. Enough is enough of the management mind
set that all that matters is money. If these company brass canít run a
safe railway. It is time to replace them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Car repair

There is no telling what happened.  But precision railroad scheduling
has created more unpredictable work schedules leading to fatigue and
more people on territories that they are not familiar with.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

My gramma was a conductor that got crushed,a crew ran a red board. This
Amtrak accidents hit home. Is there something wrong with the culture
with Amtrak crews. An average of two derailments a month.If there is
something wrong I hope the crew members step up and discuss there
issue. Fatigue,etc

Name: UTU/BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

NEWS FLASH....NEWS FLASH...Avon crews  
Step right up and get em while you can! Get your super pools here. 
Grab them while you can. Going cheap for CSX! Gonna cost double for the
crews. no more hi dollar pools for old men with seniority! Take your
crumbs while you can! Hope you been saving your nickles and dimes old
heads.  It's gonna hit your wallets hard.

Name: Hat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Conductor

Save your judgemental bullshit.   You probably stay displaced don't
take notification or guilty of stealing time.   You don't know who
needs Fmla.  Go fuck yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

You are a worthless turd if you use FMLA for anything other than what
you have FMLA for. If you use FMLA whenever you don't want to work
then you should be fired. FMLA is not for that. Most of us can't just
decide we don't want to go to work and not get points for it.

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

Would the conductor on Amtrak been able to see the target on the switch
,and dynamite th brakes ??????

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

FORGOT TO THROW THE HAND SWITCH!!!Are you serious! I thought things were
bad over there, but really! Doesn't the dispatcher get involved on
confirming with the crew that all switches and derails are lined
normal.

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

ME

Tell the truth.  That assessment is dead on accurate.

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

Info on Cayce crash........signal suspension in effect at the time. .
CSX crew gave up the track but forgot to restore the hand throw switch.

Name: Hunters ghost 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html

Heres the artical the csx train was believed to be empty, sitting idle.

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

New 2018 CSX revised physician certification
Blackout dates: New Year's Eve ,New Years Day,MLK day, Super Bowl,
Mardi Gra, Valentine's,Mother's Day, Father's Day, Good
Friday,Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,Labor Day, Halloween,EHHarison
day, all Saints Day,Thanks Giving,Hanukkah, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day,
Friday, Saturaday,Sunday,Monday .

Name: CYA
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Scheduled PTC Outage. Signal suspension. You know what happened. Put the
pieces together.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Lets see how many worthless turds use FMLA today for the Super Bowl and
then cry victim when they get caught.

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

Louisville
Hall and Staley today both on the yard xtra board and both took jobs
not in the yard. Thanks company suck asses, CSX appreciates you but you
are screwing over your union brothers.

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

CSX better hope to hell this isn't the same siding that was in a Trains
column by Don Phillips a few years ago.  Amtrak had a good signal into
an occupied siding, I believe.

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

I now understand the two dead are from Amtrak, my condolences. From the
new pictures Amtrak traveling south was diverted onto the siding going
head on with the CSX auto train. Don't know if the CSX train was
occupied or stopped or tied down. Tragic loss.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFe7s0WQ_tY Amtrak CSX accident

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

Hey guys, I've seen some pictures of the accident between a Northbound
CSX auto train and a southbound Amtrak train at an overpass on
Charleston Highway near Dixiana Rd in South Carolina. Doesn't look
good for the CSX crew, don't think they would of made it from the
damage to the lead unit. From the pics looks like three tracks, did the
Amtrak train derail or was it a head on, hard to tell. It really brings
it home. My condolences to those that were lost.

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

Louisville
Starks assigned to the yard xtra board and taking road jobs. Thanks
Starks

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

Webconnect.csx.com

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

Hey guys. Can anyone tell me what the site is to access the mainframe? I
had a shortcut on my old phone, but had to replace it and can't
remember it now.

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

Sick
Agree 100% and how about the secrecy on the hourly rate..  Why weren't
we told what HH offered.   We should have had a say I that too.

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

Let's set a date to walk off the job.  At least it would bring great
attention on the national news.  Csx would hate that but at least the
might think twice before pulling another stunt.

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

This latest stunt of harassment and intimidation with fmla mark-offs
make me want to walk of the job.  Who's with me?

Name: Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

12 laid off fm at my terminal.   Looks like scare tactics doesn't force
people to work who have issues.

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

Cond
Lol thanks 

Easy Money

Great I want all of you to sue the hell out of them.  Good to read you
guys are talking to the Dol too.   I'm not on Fmla but who knows who
will need it down the road.  Even if I don't this goes deeper.   If
those basterds get away with breaking federal law it will be fuel on
the fire for something entirely different tomorrow.    This affects
everyone on the rail with or without Fmla leave.  I don't know if the
union is doing anything but if they're not fuck them too. 

The Best to all of you.  Give them hell don't let them get away with
anything. NO FAVORS

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

MY FUCKING HERO 
OH MY GOD MAN! the only thing you forgot was the company trying to
blame everything that goes wrong by their stupid mismanagement on the
crews. Wasn't a damn thing you posted that isn't true. The public has
no stinking idea about the crap that goes on. Those stupid foamers who
stand by the tracks taking their stupid pictures just kill me. If they
only knew how stinking wrong their wet fantasy dreams are. Maybe we
should all stop and let them smell the nasty crapper and take a look at
everything that's broke. Time to straighten these idiots out and get
them over their little boy wants to run a choo choo and be famous
fantasy. You got my vote if you run against the international rep of
the UTU OR BLET! Out with old has beens and in with the new!

Name: BrownHornet
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

1 board
outrageous union dues
sky rocketing insurance premiums with less coverage
seniority applies to Vacation bids for first round only
good claims not paid
over 100 men wrongfully pulled OOS
limits expanded
unreasonable attendance policy
keeps adding more responsibilities and work on the men
having to wait on ride to the hotel
having to wait to be picked up from the hotel
2 hrs pay for running their simulator
waste of time sitting in their rules class that covers nothing
be treated like a criminal in their "fair and impartial hearing" aka
kangaroo court, show trial, tribunal.
loss of 20 year boot program
unpredictable work schedule with no napping
no phone or any reading material unless phone helps the carrier
on call for free
no weather lay off
no drinking in hotel on your on time
having to run down mailman for not needed certified letters
never knowing who your supervisor is day to day 
dealing with crew callers who don't know the agreement
begging for a PB day
ridiculous vacation pl caps
Friday, Saturday, Sunday is just another day unless you mark off
No overtime after 40,50,60,70 or 100hrs in week is insanity
never knowing when you will be back home
Turnover rate is off the charts and these sons of bitches want to fuck
with us. 
Those of you who were wrongfully pulled OOS.  I can not believe there
has not been complaints filled with Dept. of Labor, you haven't raised
hell with your union. And your not in talks with an attorney.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

10 years yeah you're a real od head Jr.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Louisville, thanks union brothers Woods, Roten, and Staley for again
taking a job that you didn't have to. 
STOP TAKING JOBS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO. THEY WILL NEVER MARK UP THE
CUT BACK ENGINEERS, OR ADD TURNS IF YOU KEEP HELPING THE COMPANY!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

We all fought hard to keep the caboose. Then when you seen what the
maintance costs where to keep one caboose going for a year,it was a
smart move by the company to scrap them. A lot easier to put sbu on
tailend than a caboose. Then they got rid of the plain bearings etc.
Down the road you might see one guy in the cab and he will set bad
orders off or switch with a satellite..They have the technology they
just have to sell it to the public and goverment to show it is safe.
Itís coming!!!

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2018

LE 10-20

It's difficult to go through all the changes. When the CSX merger went
through between the SCL & Chessie System (former C&O, B&O, WM etc..) and
kicked into gear we watched a lot of former C&O yards shutdown or
reduced to crew change run through yards. Majority of our trainmasters
were transferred or forced to retire. They leased off several former
C&O branchlines & mainlines to a shortline railroad. In just a short
couple of years we lost road switchers, locals, transfer jobs, and yard
jobs. Then they moved most of our work to another terminal. We still
owned the jobs but if you wanted to work them one had to move 4 hours
away. CSX decided to not offer union employees any moving packages for
the hardship. This was all done in the 1980's & 1990's. Technology
wiped out a lot jobs. Clerks were replaced by computers, crew callers &
train dispatchers were moved to JAX etc... I read people on here blame
us for the loss of the caboose. I still don't understand that logic.
No one could stop it not the union certainly not any of us. It's
technology. Seems every time there's a change higher up bad things
happen. I owned a lot of CSX stock last year. I started selling after
Hunter Harrison & Mantle Ridge. Price went up an in my mind it
artificially inflated. I finally sold the last of my shares when HH
passed away. This idea of selling off parts of CSX was to troubling.
None of them take in the human factor. Good Luck to everyone.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

I have been with CSX for most of my adult life. Iíve chased this job
from place to place knowing that when I gained the seniority that I
would eventually be able to hold a job close to home. I came to a point
in my life where Iím sure most have been where I decided it was time to
look for a career not a job. I paid the money for school took the
chance and joined the CSX railroad. My thinking was the railroad has
been around forever good pay good retirement but bad schedule and after
hiring in questionable at best work conditions referring to the way
people are treated. Since joining the railroad I started my adult life
so to speak got married had kids etc. The railroad has been good to my
family and I financially and been here long enough now I couldnít
imagine myself doing anything different. Then what seems like overnight
huge changes to the point where I may not have a job tomorrow. Donít get
me wrong Iím like everyone else I complained about claims and pay  as
well as unfair treatment. I swear mid level to upper management have no
regard for their employees for the most part or thatís how it seems. But
with all that being said I need my job. I have always done what I was
paid to do. I work the XB and the pools Iím not a kiss ass my outlook
has always been out of sight out of mind. I put my claims I when the
agreement is violated just to have them denied like everyone else. I
guess what Iím saying is in a way Iím scared of losing my job so a
elite few can reap the benefits of an inflated stock price. I donít
think there will be much left of CSX when they are done. Best of luck
to all.

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Any word from  kanga Kourt.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2018

Louisville
Thanks Kircher, you're on the yard extra board but took a job not in
the yard, thanks brother!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

I heard she shops at dyke mart !!!

Name: LilChris
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim

I appreciate your post keep them coming.  We all complain about our job
but it gets in your blood.  After X amount years it's part of who a
person is.  Some wont admit to it but the fact remains.  If you like to
stay in the loop and posting on here fills some small void.  Then great
we can all learn from your experience. Don't mind some kid  who gets
his kicks bashing others.

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

Class action boys an girls more voices together are better than one....

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

Moody law firm.

Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2018

Name: Smarter than u
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Pines 

Someone should have told her to get the number off the side of the
crossing box!!!!!

Yeah ---stop right in the middle of traffic and jot it down. Oh, and
that number goes to a FRICKING menu LIKE TIME MEANS NOTHING.

Besides the crossing itself was calling ""COME FIX ME STUPID
RAILROAD__I HAVE SHORT SOMEWHERE"""

Jens Bang is going to be mouth wired shut freak if he isn't already.

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

MS. Sanborn is a daughter of a former csx board director.
Pro-business, pro-company. Not an ally to RR labor.  Has upper level
management experience. Knows/understands RR operations pretty well -
lots better than many give her credit for.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2018

Hello all, what can you tell me about Cindy Sanborn as she is our new
regional vice president on the western region here at UP. I see she is
not married or have any kids. Humm!

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

Most, probably all, public, maybe even farm crossings, over RR tracks in
this country have a USDOT number.   

Could be on an older hard to see metal sign\tag nailed to an older
wooden x-buck post -- or now days, a much more modern sign attached to
one or more, of the posts that flashers & gates are mounted to and
these signs have the crossing no., the RR milepost location, & an
emergency phone no. to call.   


Every FNG encountered was not informed of this by Einstein know-it-all
instructors at training.    Safety First.

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

Any news from kangaroo court today?   Did your union rep urge you to
sign a waiver?   Please share any information.

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

Csx stock has been, as predicted, stagnant for almost a year. The
initial gains after the announcement of Harrison going to become CEO is
all you get, nothing in precision scheduled railroading has worked to
boost stock. July 1st 2017 stock was around 54.50, today it's around
56.50. In 9 months there is a net gain of about 2 bucks per share. If
you had 100k bucks or 1834 shares on July 1st 2017 then you made a gain
of $3600 in the last 9 months. This is considered underperforming
compared to the majority of other stocks during this same period. Csx
stock did it's thing based on the notion of ehh, but nothing based on
performance. It's over.

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

Or maybe the dumb bitch shouldíve, maybe, idk, googled it???, Amtrak on
CSX tracks makes it CSX fault??? Foamer news again, you fat fucking
slob of a man. I think everyone should refer to you as Robert the Hutt
from now on, peanut butter smelling bitch

Name: Smarter than u
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Pines 

Someone should have told her to get the number off the side of the
crossing box!!!!!

Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2018

http://tucson.com/news/national/drivers-say-safety-arms-at-crash-site-seemed-to-malfunction/article_12ff671f-fa64-5217-8cf3-7cca7fcc89ea.html

Drivers say safety arms at crash site seemed to malfunction
..."It was a weird up-and-down thing," she said. "Then the next day,
the accident happened at that intersection."...
...She said she would have called about the malfunctioning arm on
Tuesday, "but who do you call? No one knows."...

Let's see. Amtrak full of politicians takes out half of Congress on
CSX tracks and Congress was going to ex-CSX Greenbriar and the posts
here by foamer goofballs are on FMLA--- FOAMER MONKEYS LOSER ASSHOLES

Name: Fuckbrianmurry
E-mail: Gofuckyourserlfmurry.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Chief ass clown on the great lakes and Albany division Brian murry is
calling all the trainmaster  Incompetent because the employyes dont
fear them at there jobs. Told a trainmaster who had a injury in his
terminal that the employees don't fear him, that's why they are
reporting injuries. If they fear him they wont report injuries. Someone
needs to record this assholes saying these things to have proof of his
bullying tactics.  I know next time i run across him My phone will be
recording !!!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Ape

I don't know of anyone yet but they will terminate almost everyone.
This was not an investigation. I was not allowed to show any proof of
my absence. They constantly stated how I was guilty of dishonesty and
that I misused the leave. It was truly a "Show Trial" they are just
going through the motions to convince themselves and try to wear you
down.  Said there would be a decisions in thirty days.  The decision
has already been made.  It's all show.  This will have to be fought in
court.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Well has anyone had there ruling from there previous investigation for
fmla misuse anyone terminated yet.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

they're still pulling men out.  I hope they get their asses sued.

Some received warning letters in the mail some did not.
Some had recerts requested some did not.
All had their Certs approved.
Red over my physicians cert that they provided.  I haven't came across
the part about blackout dates.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Thanks Easy Money for the post all need to read.
all should read post by Easy Money

Name: Easy money
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

No, I didn't even want to glare at a waiver. After 5 hours of
repetition, of listening to some woman on conference call read out the
system notices and saying how you are a violator and that you caused
all of the things to happen pertaining to the sanborn letter. Ughh,
I'm already tired again of thinking of today... it's basically their
little court, you're lc will present good evidence and the company
puppet will over rule, it's really a comedy. its just a big waste of
time, set through it and keep your cool, they want you to come
unhinged. All and all they're blindly reaching for shit, hoping
you'll slip up and incriminate yourself. That's all for now, sorry
if
that didn't help, I'm taking a mental vacation for a while. ..

Name: Blinddog
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Boys you getting hoodwinked.  Better be calling somebody.  Boss can't
fire you boys for taking leave.  I done called told whats going down. 
Taken off over the holiday done fired me.  Will I wait. No  I am making
all the calls.  You should to. Bring attention to the situation.

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

Cond 10-20

It would seem if you have over 10 years you would know road jobs are
considered or were considered 7 day assignments. That's why the road
doesn't get holiday pay. I said "were" considered 7 day seeing now a
days there is the FRA mandate of time off after working 6-7 consecutive
days. But CSX and all the railroads have found a loophole to bypass it.
You want the holiday pay then take a yard job right before it. Only
thing you have to be is marked up and work the job the day before the
holiday and the day after.

Name: Reality
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

All crews 

Get over it. You have no choice.  Your working conditions and work
rules are going to change whether you like it is not. Your all to big a
pansies to do anything about it. Your professional bitchers and that's
all. Your LCs can't do a thing about it and they know it. The GCs are
in the carriers back pockets. When was the last time your union leaders
at the international asked any of you what you thought about any of
these changes. The only time you here from them is when its time to
negotiate a new agreement. How many side letters have been made without
one question presented to the members? ALL OF THEM! The union's own you
and don't give a shit what you think and they don't care because they
know you won't do a damn thing about it. So just pay out the ass on
those over inflated union dues and live with it. You got federal rights
that protect you from union abuse. There's groups out there that can
help you with protecting your rights as members. Do some homework. Make
an appointment with a labor law lawyer. Do something other than
bitching. If not then suck it up.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Courts have ruled that managers and supervisors can be held personally
liable for FLSA violations. And now, in a new twist, courts are saying
they can be individually liable for FMLA violations as well. ... And
employers can be held liable for FMLA violations ó even if those
ďemployersĒ are individuals within a company.Mar 22, 2017

Have them included as defendants.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

I remember the company telling me that I got 11 paid holidays in my
interview. Guess what?  Only if you are in the yard where there are few
jobs.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2018

DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER  DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER

IT SCREWS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE

CONTACT THE DESIGNATED ATTORNEY

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Hey bobby, guess which complete moron was at fault? A garbage truck
driver should know more than anyone because he is supposed to be a
professional driver. If there are tracks, even with lights and gates,
even without them, stop and look, and if there's an obstruction, then
fucking listen!! Stay the fuck away from our tracks if you're too
stupid to follow those very simple instructions. Fucking idiot!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Robert Pines, apparently you don't read your own linked posts??? You
just see something about a crossing accident and get post happy!!! I
guess you think it was the trains crew at fault, since the crossing was
fully equipped with warning devices. You do realize that locomotives
don't have steering wheels??? Or stop on a dime like a Honda Civic???
How are you even related to anything concerning the railroad? I think
you're just some fat slob in a dirty wife beater that has peanut
butter stains on it, because that's where you wipe your hands, maybe
some caked in your patchy week old beard
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