CSX-Sucks!

Asleep At The Wheel

Casey Jones you'd better,
watch your speed...

    "The railroad is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation", many of us have been told, when requesting some extra 'rest' between jobs. Unfortunately, the people that make the railroad move, like all other people, do not operate "24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

    Anyone who's worked around the clock has either seen, or experienced first-hand, the inevitable effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe it was you, maybe it was the jitney driver, maybe it was....

    The real fun is when someone tries to explain to the crew-caller that they are too tired to go to work.




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

another grossly exaggerated statement



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

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

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

Another grossly exaggerated statement!

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

HH has developed new metrics to confuse and mislead  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Another grossly exaggerated statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to all.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

BRAIN DEAD T&E


When are you going to wake up and GET IT!  If I see one more post about
HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke!  Wake the hell up and use
your heads.   This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY!  This guy has more money than he
knows what to do with.  This is about power. This is about EGO! This is
about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come
first doesn't matter.  He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that
says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who
could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for
everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad
and made it great!  Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone
they were wrong and he was right.  THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN
THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST!

What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen
tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly
grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his
last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they
were and went to his grave doing it.

You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can
only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and
filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your
agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety
standards set by the USDOT.  Take pictures. Tape record if necessary.
Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work
practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive.  That my
friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local
chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack
as well.

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

Railway Age Magazine -

May read / see articles concerning shipper's complaints.

However, that rag is, & has always been, pro company, pro RR,
& anti employee\worker.

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

Haha told y'all , cry babies

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

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

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

Name: Railway age
E-mail: Letitbeknown.com
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

RAILWAY AGE MAGAZINE

Staff
Publisher
Jonathan Chalon
jchalon@sbpub.com

Editor-in-Chief
William C. Vantuono
wvantuono@sbpub.com

Engineering Editor
Mischa Wanek-Libman
mischa@sbpub-chicago.com

International Editor
David Briginshaw
db@railjournal.com

Creative Director
Wendy Williams
wwilliams@sbpub.com

Marketing Manager
Erica Hayes
ehayes@sbpub.com

Corporate Production Director
Mary Conyers
mconyers@sbpub.com

Circulation Director
Maureen Cooney
mcooney@sbpub.com

Administrative Assistant
Mary Conyers
mconyers@sbpub.com

Let's keep the pot stirring! The customer's and public need to know
what is really going on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

spread the word about this turd.

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

Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To furloughed Employees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugene is full of shit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somebody

You're spot on brother.

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

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

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

Safety First?  

Don't see many posts concerning safety issues.

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

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

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

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

Good luck to everyone.

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

UP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

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

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

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

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

So this all makes sense now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Me:
Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.

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

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

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

Lol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

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

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

Name: Future Trainmaster 
E-mail: RobitusinDM@ yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Does anyone know if CSX is gonna shut down for the Solar Eclipse? Will
we be able to lay off for this event and not get any points? I hope I
don't sound retarded asking these questions but I don't want to get
stuck at the Chattanooga Hotel during this event. Do you guys think CSX
will be giving out Solar Eclipse Glasses so we won't burn out our
Cornea? 

Thanks,
David Cathey
Engineer CSX

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

Other

Ok , so they dragged them 500 miles to be switched out but did they
drag them right past a yard that used to switch them out and are still
switching cars for other industries right in the same towns and areas?
why the hell run them past a yard that is actively switching and did
those cars in the past 250 miles out of the way just to bring them
back?   This is crazy shit!  Time lost on the cars being delivered to
the customer and extra track miles and times on the cars. How can that
even be considered precision railroading?

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

Any one with a brain! 


Can someone please explain to me why you would send a train 250 miles 
past all the industries and yards where the freight is supposed to go
just to have it flat switched out just to turn around and send it right
back to where it came from. What the hell kind of crazy crap is this. We
passed every industry and yard and just laughed our asses off at how
stupid this shit is and wondered if we should have called the customers
as we went by and told them we had their cars but they got to take them
250 miles the opposite direction to switch them out of the train but
they would get them delivered in a couple of days. This is precision
railroading???? I just don't get it!

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

dispatcher

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

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

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

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

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

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


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

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

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

I'm sorry But I cant remember......how much did Trump win Chicago by?
How strong was SMART's endorsement?

my memory is not what it use to be.......lets hope his isn't either.

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

HH

Do you even know what the hell your block swapping precision
railroading is doing out here. You got them adding slop freight to 60
mph intermodal trains reducing their speed to 50 and delaying delivery
times because they have to set out and pick up extra crap in route. 
Did you know that one of the foreign lines we do a shit load of
business with refused to take one of these screwed up trains and it sat
on our main for almost 2 days tied down till it was fixed. The
intermodal trains on that foreign line are hot shots for them and step
on step off and haul ass. You try to send them this stupid shit and
delay shipments to do what??? Sneak in some extra blocks on them.  You
think screwing with their schedules and yard routine is ok because you
don't care what they think? Your god of all railroads.  Turning 60 mph
trains into 50 mph just to move a block is really moving freight quickly
and efficiently? Pissing off the competitor is smart? Better upgrade
your oxygen brand!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Fellow Americans:

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

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

Please like me on Twitter!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their
unions have to play catch-up.  Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors
wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware
of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison
ruled.

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

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

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

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

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

Copynpaste


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

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as
the others head hunter ruled & changed.  The ol' CSX that was known
may be history.  Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.

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

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

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

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

Hoggers 

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Fis and Cunter

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

Name: The SharpShooter
E-mail: CG/ NC
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

The Chattanooga Sub is sick of Danny Johnson who is a Conductor.
,running trains.. We feel unsafe meeting an untrained person running
trains.  This matter has been sent to the FRA and will be handled I
have been assured.  Numerous videos of this scumbag running for Lazy No
Count Engineers have been documented and will be handed accordingly.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Name: CO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Local news 


Had 3 of my neighbors come by the house and ask me what was going on.
Saw it all over the news about avon  being shut down and wanted to know
how if I lost my job. Said they thought it was crazy and wanted to know
who came up with the decision.  Of course had to explain this precision
crap and HH. Everyone thinks he is nuts!  My neighbors are freaking out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

485 lol   

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update

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

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

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


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

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

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


What a Jack Wagon

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

Other 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The numbers don't lie.

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

E.H.H. You're Fired!

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

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

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

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

Brewer Yard?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retired Now posted something informative for active workers to consider.
Our RR medicare w/ prescription drug & a supplemental plan costs the
wife & I $550. per month EACH.  No dental, vision, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SMART

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

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

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

To those that complain about health care contributions:

$200 bucks or so per month for a family which includes some dental,
vision & mental while active.....
Wait until retirement - will experience sticker shock; especially when
reaching age 65.  You'll see.

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

He got promoted

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

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

how about some specifics old man.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

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

Name: UP Hunter Harrison
E-mail: conductor@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Hunter Harrison and his financial backers are pursuing a hostile
takeover of the Union Pacific. The Team presented a proposal to UP'S
Board of Directors, and described how inept the current management team
is. And that is due in part, to UP's CEO unwillingness to eliminate
10,000 employees, and an acceptance of all liability for running drug
trains out of Mexico!

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

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely, 

Hunter

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

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

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

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

Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WTF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Fed-up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

I am so tired and fed-up with CSX for numerous reasons. They gave notice
to all dispatchers that they were moving back to Jax but have no
timeline, gave no info on negotiations. Come on CSX, get it together.
We have families and children that will be uprooted. As a family
member, I am beyond pissed that we have no timeline. It's maddening
and I'm trying real hard not to curse in here. First we all live in
JAX, then we're uprooted and now back to JAX. Give us a damn timeline.
Everyone's fed up. 

Also I feel so sad and sorry for everyone who has lost their job. This
company gets worse by the day. Get your stuff together.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

wax

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

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

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

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

The person who posted as:  Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years......
must be a moron.  Evidently has never paid any attention to what's
been going on for a long, long time.  That ignorant & really taking
home 8K per month?  Amazing.

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&ampcf=1

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2017

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

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

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

Name: Zimmerman 
E-mail: Pensacola 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

If Harrison wants to start cutting off jobs 


we have no choice but to start reporting an injury every single day we
have no choice we must do what we have to do . Seriously you better
believe before they put me on the street I'm claiming a back injury or
a knee injury I'm big on my brothers to do the same

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

Name: Upnorth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Same shit in Canada.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation
Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2017

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

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

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

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

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting
in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we
traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. 

No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two.
If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we
reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out
working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four
or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. 

Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to
work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the
Yard, and others that worked the Road. 

I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of
years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met
a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned
to our starting point. 

This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard
runners, Notch 8 always......   They would return to Battle Creek with
like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at
overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the
orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in."
   We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the
radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" 
Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. 

So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago
and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening
was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were
normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now
taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. 

I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before
EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming
into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took
longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours.
And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking
longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer.  If I
could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time
between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to
36 hours. But nobody cared!!! 

Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH.
During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty
regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I
worked out on the road. 
I had been earning right around $100,000.00 a year. We were still
getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made
over $150,00.00, each year.  But I had to retire, a couple years early,
my knees gave out. 

A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a
lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't
happening "Before EHH."   Before, the crews were calling and getting
all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make
sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run
run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone.  But after EHH
arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do
anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the
hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along
sometime. 

If you really want to cause problems ......  DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY
TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE
COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE
SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS
ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION,  NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE
BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU
WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE
SAFTEY  APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING
EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE
WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE
ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME
TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN
4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE
ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and
running Russell loco shop will shut down.

Name: Charlie berry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw
Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Making it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month
or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?

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

LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A
MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL
YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO
REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW
THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH.
OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF
TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!

Name: Fired
E-mail: Free oxygen.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

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

Name: fred
E-mail: oxygen4sale.org
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed.  It only takes about
5 minutes.  Let the public know the truth about this company and our
CEO.

Name: lo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ


Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal.    

  Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it
wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi
million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted
about 3years.    
1st time Id pools were working!  

I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would
have caused a sane man to step down.  Power hungry Eugene would not no
matter the cost to CP.   Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still
tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the
board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm
over to him.  A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are
now unemployed or on their way out.

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

Cool Mo D

Same shit happened in Canada.

Name: Dirty Mike 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which
should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of
Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.

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

I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when
you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like
are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around?
When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more
backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that
we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes,
let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and
the public

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

Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow,
finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email
stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been
cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all
trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does
he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8
or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering
quitting, like soon.

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

Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal
with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to
read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week.
Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days
in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no
plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here

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

Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Jackson:

Yep, make it leaner. See how much you cheer when they cut you back to
conductor or furlough you all together. All this is short term
bloodletting to make numbers look good. Go ahead and automate the
bridges. Hope it is you it malfunctions on. Remember this, all of us
benefit with more paying into Railroad retirement. Now get off this
site and go back and clean Cindy's urinal.

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

Jackson


Fuck YOu*******************************************

Name: Jackson
E-mail: New orleans
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

I can tell there's a bunch of guys not sure about the future but with
this new CEO only good things will happen everyone needs to chill out
and do your job quit worrying about rumors . I know the brothers at
Tilford yard or catching a hard time due to the closing but it was for
the best .
 A little bird told me that a bunch a track in Pennsylvania and
Michigan will be sold soon one of the big yards in Cincinnati shut down
.this  Will only make this company leaner stronger more profitable .
 All the drawbridges from New Orleans to Mobile will be automated
remote control no more bridge tenders .  Again I hate it for those guys
but this will make the company more profitable in the long run .

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Slow down by the troops you say?  You crusty old fuck.  No one likes
working for this company anymore.  We've all been mentally abused out
here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake.  Take
the brake stick and shove it up your ass.  Wouldn't want to waste
anything out here.  While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the
boys in the fuck shack.

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

What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men.

In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says.
The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison
described as “pushback by some of the troops.”

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

Uptown
Good post


First I want to make clear.   I believe Eugene Is a has been and
Mantleridge  is playing Weekend  at Bernies with him. 

With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his
bullshit.  The stock needs to drop below 40.  Before we can make some
of these statements I'm reading on here.

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

Please read, customers are talking to the press
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service

Name: Upton Sinclair
E-mail: yea right?
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

To assume Hunter Harrison could do at CSX, what he did at his two
previous stops in canada is akin to assuming a small college coach
could take his offense and his staff to the NFL and have the same
results. very differant railroads. It is much easier to do the
precision scheduled rail concept when you are 80% minline and spread
out as opposed to all the industry work csx does especially around
cincinatti chicago atlana louisville and a few other places.
     The brake stick policy is particularly alarming. When the CEO is
taking time out of his day to make a decision to ban a tool that lets
his people work both faster and more safely is an indication of
desperation. Either promises have been made that cant be kept or oxygen
isnt getting to his brain in sufficient quantities to allow coherent
thought. 
Maintenance: the idea of ignoring maintenance of facilities to pump up
earnings isnt a new one. When KKR brought kmart back public the stores
were so under maintained it took years for the new management to
recover. These guys on wall street are very smart, if theyre not they
dont last very long....theyve seen this before..these guys can model an
entire industry and or company on a computer given diferant scenarios
and project earnings withing pennies a share....honest opinion....they
are seeing through the smoke and mirrors, see a short term cooking of
the books to show lower costs when in actuality they are borrowing from
a future peter to pay paul today..in oher words what money is to be made
from the hunter harrison future fiasco has been made time to take profit
and move on.

projection for future....paul hilal will begin pieceing out parcesl to
short lines to earn some green mail and what will be left in 3 years
will be like a carcas of a thanksgiving day turkey the day after.

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

CSX stock down another $1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is
on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be
taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer

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

Jackson,I don't believe that your an engineer and you are definitely
not a union man talking like that.More like a Jacksonville manager.

Name: Jackson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2017

And something else it wouldn't kill nobody if we had to chip in a
portion for your work boots or if we had to pay for them .
 And if we have to pay a small portion to stay in the hotel room a
small sacrifice to keep working .
 And when we are shorthanded on different train crews there is nothing
wrong with Calling out a trainmaster or different qualified management
to help us run trains .in the long run it would help us all ,everyone
needs to get on board or jump ship .  That's all I have to say I love
being a railroader, love this company I think Harrison is a fine man
and doing a great job .

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

Everyone needs to chill out .Harrison is doing what he has to do to make
sure this company  survives .  Every since I have been here they have
been a lot of wasted spending ,riding in the time clock enough is
enough we finally got a man that's going to do  something about this
.
 It's better that we make some sacrifices so we can keep our job then
keep wasting money and be on the street grow up man do your damn job.
 Remember if you don't like it McDonald's is always hiring quit
complaining do your job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I have also suggested that we be like our maintenance away brothers
instead of us getting a single room at the hotel we could double up
,engineers and conductors could share a room . A lot money could be
saved their

Name: herp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Merle??
What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about?

Name: 4real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

ethics is gone?

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

Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't
worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How
will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his
little ass clown Wes Lindner?

WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!

Name: mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

APE  aka ehh suck ass

That's what he's stating.

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief.   This is to give
reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.

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

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA



Good One Must Read!

Name: OZZY OZ BURN
E-mail: I am the Jackal
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down $3.25 from previous
close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost
3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost
over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it
don't look good.

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

FYI, 
Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount
trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor.  Even had his
own personal engineer.

Drugs or booze issues.

Name: bill stevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

effective immediately all publications including past present and
future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the
Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. 

hail Eugene. 
eigene heil.

Name: The watchmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read
https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price

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

More propaganda please read
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings

Name: CRRguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do
with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north?  heard anything?
ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the
route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the
south?  Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick
subdivisions.  Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? 
What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta?  Share some
insight if you can.  So much more freight can be routed up the
clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. 
Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated!
Thanks!

Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South
Carolina north up the Clinchfield.  It was mostly coals, with additional
freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train
south, maybe a local.

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

Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going
to happen just haven't heard specifics yet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Nice1:
All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits.
Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time
to try for the moon no matter what it may take.
C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees
& their families anyway?

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

We needed those men at Nashville.  They stayed busy day in and day out. 
 Today their services are no longer needed?   I call bullshit!   I agree
E is running this company into the ground.  It's all one orchestrated
effort for a merger.

They claim he's a turnaround expert.   CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE
SNOW!   It's all horseshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

what about transportation dept in Nashville

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

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters


Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his
handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff.


What's the news on Nashville? Details please.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

what happened in Nashville

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers
for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century.
Somethingt
 to that  effect. and bar robert pines. please. 

tyvvm.

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

After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will
discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items
boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else  on behalf of
employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number
of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or  oxygen.

Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and
irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that
supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide
range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are
expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund  by ensuring they
arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners.

Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving
to make our company the worse in the railroad industry.


We're just happy to do our part Sir.  Thank you Sir, may we have
another?

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed.   I'm seeing a lot of
new ones.   This is a great way to let the public know the truth.     



I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters.  Please post reviews
and comments anywhere on social media.

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

There are posts on here:  something about how all what's going on now
will pass.  And:  the Ol' csx system that was known before will
probably not be the same........

Name: Slow it down
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2017

Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2  crews per shift
equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per
day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars
being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are
on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly.  Don't do anything
obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already
cloging up!!  Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No
brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on
the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake
instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.

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

Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir
credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words
are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us
look childish and stupid

Name: Yes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

great post guarddog.   The most truth I've heard in a long time.

Name: Csx
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold

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

CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week
advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72
hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72
hours is an "enhancement".



No yard PTI?  Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist.   CSX
lies to customers,employees and themselves.

We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not
getting enough oxygen.

Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable
contract.

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

Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The
board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that
short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck
themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have
1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences
them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit.
I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because
they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your
fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and
is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout
the company with no plan to get them to their destination.

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

Melt downs?  RR service interruptions? 
Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?

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

This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks
customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the
dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont
kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking
fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have
heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it
comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify
management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get
forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will
go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our
contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling
contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end
up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get
done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and
safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r
railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained
professional industrial athletes we r.

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

It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the
Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2017

Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also
starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.

Name: Republic of the US
E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-?
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2017

Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be
remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take
much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail
transportation. With or without the union you have to save your
railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.

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

Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my
fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a
paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let
each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the
truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but
there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on.
Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the
future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we
have...

Name: Never happen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming
..

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after
10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.

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

I agree with you 100%

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

Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the
dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a
yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's
no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes
and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our
unions aren't even interested.

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

precision
I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down
without a crew.    Thanks for the info


New dude 
I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up
with.  The stress not being able to stay rested for a job.  Most of all
the intimidation of the new idpap.

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

Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things.
Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've
heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because
there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than
a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and
they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no
trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means
what again??

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

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Hey precision

It's funny how we all know the truth.  Meanwhile csx is spreading the
lies about how well this is all working out.

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

Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New
castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't
handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a
meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just
to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked
extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track
to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam
engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow,
right?

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Avon yard is shutting down?   That yard has been in operation for over
100yrs.  Where will all the men move to?  What would be the closest
move?

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

when the new attendance policy comes out.  We will all bitch about it. 
We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our
union will post or mail out a reply.   The letter from the union will
read something like.  "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we
extremely protested the new policy.  We will do everything in our power
to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But
remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company
ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the
last 5 policies stuck.

When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health
care.  The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. 
The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings
about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made.  The
local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. 
Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than
par.  Insurance will increase.  Work rules will be favor of the
carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they
did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration
this contract surpassed  their wildest imagination.   They will praise
one another for their relentless fight with the carrier.  They will pat
one another on the back for their great success.
Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times

Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating
this bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2017

It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/
parcel things out to whomever may want whatever.  The ol' csx may be
just a part of history.

Name: Horny Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is
going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be
sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard
in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business),
we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in
Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls
in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families
or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that
makes $50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for $20 an
hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be
complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance.
We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads
and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses
and suck on oxygen bottles!!!!

CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there
now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash,
CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for
the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the
most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives
at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider
trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to
come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!

Name: Notch8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic
effects ours. What rumor are going around?

Name: SLOW DOWN
E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly
decimated within the next month

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

Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana
peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his
legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or
another.

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

With all this going down on us,How about BNSF and UP and KCS?
They have the same crap going on?

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

REDI Center sold.   Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up.
The worst is yet to come.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years
my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him
fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come
on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of
HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has
his own muscle to watch his back.

Name: milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

bhornet

Great idea!   I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone
needs to do this.   Lets bring all the attention we can to this company.
  The contract proposal is a joke.  The idpap is a joke. The previous
idpap wasn't strict enough?  Caps is a joke.   I just heard from tm
that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon.  I think
this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out.  I don't
know how it could be any worse.   I heard Peter was coming back to.

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX.  Be truthful let the
nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.

Name: BighairyP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock
HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH.  Everything
coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. 


when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.

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

Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Mr. Longshore get on your boat and go out to sea for 3 months at at at a
time, and when you need some sex get on your knees and service the
Captain while the first mate does you from behind.I hear Longshoremen
have highest homo percentage among all blue collar workers.That's why
they call you seamen cuz you swallow!!!

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat,
stupid, piece of sh*t.

PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece
of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also
an adulterous piece of sh*t.

PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding
the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test
done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t
in Orlando?

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

A self supporting pool is an  xtra board and y'all voted it in

Name: WTFFFFFFF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!!

You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th
2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry
your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting
boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't!

Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up.  2% pay raise each year
for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is
figured at 4%.   SCREW THAT SHIT!

Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. 
ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS.
COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM
TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS
WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY
WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY!
This frickin nut job is out of his mind.  What the hell is a local job
for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the
limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did
just fine. 
I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was
there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9
hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my
family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this
that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry
or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel  power in
the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've
been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its
time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's
what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! 
And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because
that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out
were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit.  FRA and
union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us
a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5
hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life.   You better be talking to
your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit
and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock
down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and
local work after we have been gone for days!

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

So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first
came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want
them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's
another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at
those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking
to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders
again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're
afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't
belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called
a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that
we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.

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

Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Where's Yummy !!!!!!!

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

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/
Cut workforce by 1/3

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks.
I haven't  been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall
off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching
TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back
dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy
AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding
the bag, while he hid.  Right before he left, told me to hold trains
out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number
down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about
railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know.  What a
lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

Name: Nathan curry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas
a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the
government cheese line

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was
coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a
bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is
the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success,
time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but
the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he
wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt
change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on
us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the
promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics.
Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the
same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go
blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing
yesterday, the scoreboard said so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

That reads like a law suit.

Name: New IDPAP 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 July 2017

New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3
strikes and your out.  Includes violations of policy like attendance.


Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday.


Wonder what the GCs have to say?

Name: No mo CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era
(pre-Harrison)fired today. 

12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on
Friday night.



Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?)  are the real
walking dead. 

Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after
they do his bidding.

Name: Chris Worth
E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700
Saturday....

We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense.  Second
non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. 
Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone.  Attendance policy violated 2
times in three years, gone.  Major offense also counts in non-major
category.  Looks like two or three strikes and yer out!  Wonder what
GC's in UTU and BLET have to say????


                    C S X   T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
                                CSXT SYSTEM
                               JULY 7, 2017

              BULLETINS & NOTICES    SYSTEM NOTICE       103

TO:         T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED
SUBJECT:    NEW IDPAP
EFFECTIVE:  0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017

ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR
  OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY
  08, 2017.

ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17

  PURPOSE

  CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM,
  REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A
  CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT
  THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS.

  THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO
IMPROVE
  AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE
COMPANY
  ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE
  MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED
IN
  A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW.
  RESPONSIBILITIES

  CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND
DEPENDABLE;
  TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD
TEAMWORK
  AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES.

  CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH
  ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE
  TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND
CONSISTENT
  TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE
ALTERNATIVES
  TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.








  GENERAL GUIDELINES

  PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS
  POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART
II.
  THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT
  INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT
OFFENSES
  THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND,
  INCLUDING DISMISSAL.

  FRA REVOCATION EVENTS

  IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN
  ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED
  EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY
  FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE
EMPLOYEE'S
  RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK
HISTORY,
  DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH
ADDITIONAL
  TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS
REVOKED,
  CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.
  PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE
OR
  VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT
  RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT
OTHERWISE
  IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY.

  A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED
  PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE
  SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED
  RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT
  HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3)
YEAR
  ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE
HANDLED
  IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW.

  MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE
NON-CRITICAL
  MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING.












     PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT*           |      DISCIPLINE
     -----------------------------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)         | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE
                         |           COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
                         |           AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF
                         |           THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
                         |           ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
------------------------------------------------------------------
     SECOND (2ND)**      | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
ACTUAL
                         |           SUSPENSION
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
                         |           BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND,
                         |           IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE,
THIRTY
                         |           (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     THIRD (3RD) AND     | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
     SUBSEQUENT***       | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY
OF
                         | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL
                         | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL.
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     *     TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD

     **   IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST
          NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN
          ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY.

     *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30
DAYS
         AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE
         ASSESSED

  PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO
           HEARING

  MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A
  FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE
  OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE.

  THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR
ILLUSTRATIVE
  PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER
  OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR:








  .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA
   REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT

  .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242

  .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR
ON-TRACK
   EQUIPMENT

  .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY

  .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS

  .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS
  .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS
   CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION

  .ALTERCATIONS

  .THEFT

  .RULE G VIOLATIONS

  .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF
   ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES

  .INSUBORDINATION

  .DISHONESTY

  .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY

  .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS
OF
   EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS
   OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC.

  .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR
   PERIOD

     PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT              |               DISCIPLINE
    
----------------------|-------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)           | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR
                           | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN
                           | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE
IN
                           | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE
                           | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL
BE
                           | ASSESSED)
    
----------------------|--------------------------------------------


  A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II,
MAJOR
  OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR
  PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD.  FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN
EMPLOYEE
  RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND
  SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3)
YEAR
  PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE
LEVEL
  OF DISCIPLINE.

  PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING

  THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN
INDIVIDUAL'S
  PERSONAL INJURY.  FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE
  VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE
  VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH
  THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS
  SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S
PERSONAL
  INJURY.
  AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR
  TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY.  AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY
RECORD
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR
A
  RULE VIOLATION.

  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING
  INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING
  UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE
DEVIATION
  FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO
  COMPLY.


ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT

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

Big shakeup on Albany Divn.

Fired:

Jerry Lewandowski
Tom Ferris???

On Great Lakes  
Tom Lewandowski

Elsewhere:
Brian Stussey

Name: Captain Ahab
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Does anybody know of good Chinese restaurants in Florida?

Name: Bob Garret
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Has anybody heard anything about coal trains? A Avon guy told me the
mines are opening back up

Name: Awww shucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

I sure hope Uncle Hunter has a good family day for all us workers

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

reading up on my contract.  I forgot about the union bending over and
letting csx change the wording on this.  I wonder how many were paid
off or blown for this change.
ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION
ALLOWANCE “EC”
 A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the
ratification of this
Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers
engaged in pilot
service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer
Certification Allowance, “EC”).
 B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential
(EC) will be
fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus
$0.15 per overmile for any
and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The
$0.15 overmile allowance
is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent
to the effective date of
this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the
$5.00 certification
payment. 

separate service deadhead included!  I remember those fucks saying just
because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it
up.   
Fuck those sale outs

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

No fear our union and union brothers will save us

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Baby Mamma


Get off your fat ass and get a job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20
jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do
around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.

Name: OZZ BURN 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 July 2017

If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard
please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a
ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would
appreciate it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all
trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 July 2017

Nathan curry was fired  as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting
dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing
the Chevy engine plant on switching in  Kenmore ny.unless this is a
different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad
..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them
and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a
bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!

Name: Lord Flared Nostrils
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2017

I just hope Marysville gets slaughtered scab pricks

Name: Smoke and Mirrors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2017

Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of
the STOCK INVESTORS".  Let's say you own 100 franchises for a
business.  50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50%
profit.  Sounds great right!  Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most
all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of
money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the
average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. 
It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and
boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit.  Corporate greed
and the love of money has and always will rule the world.  They ain't
in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....

Name: 2 Cents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

#1 :  Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National
Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way.  All pools
will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En,
and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap
to go back to your home terminal.  Saving's will be made for the
company regardless.  Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away
in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard
switching ).  Results in no more hotel bills.
#2 :  Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on.  Lost all
long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in.  Willard
will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool
to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same
as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains.  They
don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling
pools off the extra board to take up the slack.  Long story short we
are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.

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

all yards will be sold off.   triple stacks running from Miami to
Chicago.  drones will replace other crew members.

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

All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment.
Make the railroad great again.

Name: Here we go 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will
be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover
switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin
building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving
yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None
of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as
short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be
bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys.
Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are

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

No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare
us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.

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

I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of
short....what gives?

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

How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we
get paid for what we do.

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

Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and
the union members.  Please do your best to do the research you need to
know the facts.  This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats
employees comparably to slaves.  They would love for you to believe
that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient
but this is an out right lie.  Get your heads out of your asses and
finally make a stand together.  Whatever hurts that stock price the
most will be the most effective.

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

HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love
hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share
holders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2017

Do you or did you know that a new Trainmaster makes a lot more
than a new Conductor.

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

Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over
the years. 
Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came
from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost
that position - & then come back.  Low life traitors/turncoats.  Hell
with 'em.  Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who
switch & wish to retain seniority  OR better yet, just abolish the
practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when
leaving the ranks & going into management.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid
of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do
you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but
don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to
save reputation?%# 

To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit
and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by
your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks)

General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is
3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of
1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non
managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and
you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year
that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time
for your family or hobbies or whatever. 

The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the
managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I
personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on
a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff
and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but
now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of
space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from
the bottom now he's there and that's why

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

Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer -
I got this you call them signals . Oookk

Name: Josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 June 2017

Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17
 
Gentlemen,
 
Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to
zero.
All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be
combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. 
These
changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and
establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision.
 
Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017:
 
*         BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished
 
*         BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero
 
o   BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10)
 
o   BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18)
 
Effective TBD:
 
*         AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk
 
*         AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard
 
*         BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago
 
*         BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle
 
*         LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio
 
In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home
terminal
for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from
Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home
terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo.
These pools will go to zero:
 
*         AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk
 
*         GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo
 
*         BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle
 
And these short pools will be reestablished:
 
*         AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt
 
*         AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland
 
*         BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville
 
Thanks,
Josh Hurrell
Director Crew Management
(904) 359-7652

Name: 1598914170424545
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut
us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old
cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses
anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good.
             -Gordon Gecko

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

Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the
ground as a conductor in Cincinnati.
Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with
Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 
1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes
too much. 
Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to
inefficiency and big changes are coming soon

Name: 
E-mail: Kronictantrum@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Belen employee caught having sex in Van Driver worked for hallcon. His
wife is a supervisor in the yard. Dave Fay busted having an affair
screwing new girlfriend leaving old girlfriend in Texas but is married
to Lynn Hughes Fay

Name: A non a mus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?

Name: BlackhoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Ape 30
Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're
in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid.  Sucked off snow sucked off
ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next
one.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones
that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims
because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we
hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes
sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about.
It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would
type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a
bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man
keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art!

Now that that's out of the way........
Here are some things to get rid of
1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall
gons.
2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff
that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed.
3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down.
4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my
pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their
eye?) 
5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts
because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is
dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) 
There are more but moving on.....
There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and
foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you
don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system
wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any
terminal that runs like this that you know of. 
Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share
what they know so lets do your part.

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

How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled
together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do
assist with that?  
 
Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules.
Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no
experience out in the field.

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

Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules
than whats in black and white.  Just like the idiot manager's out here
that are trying to get that failure under their belt.  Quit being so
scared and learn the rules,  Your Best Defense.....

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

ALL T&E Employees

Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed
Operating Rules 414.1-414.9.  Many of you have expressed your approval
of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other
rules that were removed as well.  Look very closely at rule 414.9. 

This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in
his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul
the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. 

THIS RULE IS GONE NOW.  DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG
BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED.

Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive
conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right
for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. 
No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same
or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee
operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have
not.

The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management
to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been
abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any
failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you
are the operator in control. 
Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule
414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other
equipment.

Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who
has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows
that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.

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

Who is this smerry  smerner asshole?  I can't understand what he/she is
trying to say with such incoherent rambling!  I thought you had to have
at least a high school education to hire with the railroad.  Lay off
the peyote and learn some English!

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

That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl.  They
cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at
the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard.  Every job left is making 12
hours.  I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass
idea...

Name: Smerry Smerner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it
matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would
rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on
and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it
don't then we will see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2017

SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?....  I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE
PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A  "STAY OF EXECEUTION"
SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK
EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE
AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .

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

Yard capacity 60,000 feet.  Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch
28,000 feet.  One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer
job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard.  Oh and we
have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard.  I'm pretty sure this place
will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2017

there goes that program

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2017

Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that
and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down
putting csx in a bind

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

HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A
COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE
YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN
THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Dont worry.  If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams
track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan
will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for
the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!!

Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO
making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to
keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!

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

Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have
major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with
your lawyer written operating rules.
You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their
heads.

Name: Jermaine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes

Dear Railroaders,

Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to
Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision
Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent
approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and
policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team
structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for
executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective
immediately.

Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will
lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical
to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will
drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions
are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service
design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers.

In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla,
senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver
improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our
guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service
plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be
leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices.

I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress
toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to
continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient
railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2017

About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in
Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of
monkey's would do that just to prove a point?  Stock is down. Let's
keep it that way.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loyd and All Posters

DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT
HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the
company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions.

Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the
time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally
complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are
getting.

Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out
another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and
true backup"!

Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues
for protection/representation would make a comment like that! 
Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power
to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew
fatigue if it is warranted! 

So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and
continue with your discussions. 

One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem
with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are
still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours
earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the
information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you
lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where
and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic
that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one
thing. But a train that shows up  hours earlier that posted on the crew
screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They
know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is
poor management.


LOCO 20-30:

Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else.
Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!

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

Loco 20-30

Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft
by the new Nazi in town.  You said it all when you said only 1% will be
afraid to nap.  The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on
 by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out
your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I
didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone
has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and
10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife
 and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime
you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local
boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster
calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your
sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal
there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being
fired because they were seen taking a nap!  Go back to your supervisor
desk now and quit wasting our time!

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

ALL CSX CREWS


SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE
ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C
OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE
SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE
G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR
EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP.  CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP
MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE
BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED
AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE
HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO
GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS
WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO
QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW,
THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS
WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES
INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND
INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.

Name: yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Fuck the idpap an eh  everything already is a major offence.

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

Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is
going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that
wood b suspicious

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2017

E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!

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

Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction

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

There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft.
Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships.
Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into
management & are sweating pretty hard now too.  Lots of complaints
about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the
hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to
be outta there soon.

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

We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E.  Some are
all three.   I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those
baby sitting us.   It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their
job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their
families and the overall benefits.      HH is on borrowed time.  This
to will pass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2017

Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are
pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another
decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to
drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes
had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.

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

If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if
you even can but how much?

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

I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks
..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the
FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are
intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by
the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they
told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again

Name: dirk diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Radnor yard is still the hub.  If it is sold off, it will be the
downfall of CSX.

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

Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some
seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from
furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to
driving for uber.

Name: The Don Mega
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a
handful people left working.
I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't
stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are
terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers
right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on
up in seniority!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly
that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this
time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast
majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a
fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them.

Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges,  
screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But,
most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2017

I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box.
Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.

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

https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw

Name: Holen1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?

Name: Oldhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Tech

A lot of truth in your post.   

But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas.  CSX has made
money since it was founded by Snow.  The RR is an absolute monopoly. 
This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone
can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place
around it was already successful before his. Arrival.    HH legacy or
anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after
passing.   No one will even remember his name in 10 years.       

You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four
I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs  and very
seldom is a trip less than 10 hours.   

I know everything on the RR is time consuming.  Let's say someone has
a 6 hour trip.  By the time lower management makes up their minds goes
over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk
to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk
to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab
isn't there. Call cab company call chief.  Trainmasters calls you so
explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train
traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the
engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher,
buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will
leave after the 3rd train.  3rd train passes no signal buzz up
dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask
if you stiil have a cab?  You tell him no he says I'll order you one
because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc

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

I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl

Name: Eville1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Bullshit.  We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now.  Darth
Vader just combined our pools to go there.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

Osborn yard is shutting down.

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

Jax.      I've been saying that for years.    New guys get cut blame it
on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. 
The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut.


What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!

Name: JAX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2017

If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be
in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal
business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid
any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which
means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks
more to be furloughed. Think about it

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be
happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in
detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a
pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please
find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville
KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so
I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.

Name: Pos
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2017

Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way
theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER

Name: oldhat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2017

Tech

There's is no news in your post.  10hrs is already an early quit. 
Flips happen at best once a month.  No one wants held away.   

We do get what were paid for.

You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up.  You need to ease
off EHH's nut sack.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2017

The big shots know what all is planned. 
Unionized workforces have to play catch-up.

Name: Guru 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2017

Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor.   CSX
spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on
caskey.  Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down.   HH tethered to
damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make.  HH doesn't care
about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2017

Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the
year. It is no longer in the "plan".  Ninety percent of T&E jobs will
be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of
July.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and
stuff.  One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. 
I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit!  Maybe you can hire
on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!

Name: Griff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies.  Avon also has
one fat basterd TM.   If you don't like flip pen back home you're a
dipstick.

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you
must be a dumbass.

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel
than flip back home.  I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and
kids or your old lady looks like a man. 

Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free?   You
lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess.  
You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing
your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about
railroading.

Name: kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Word!  That's what going down.  CSX already combining pools it's
going
to be system wide.   50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you
think thats going to happen.   


Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot  kicks in.  this
will be close to your new hourly rate.  Anyone thinks different is a
dumbass.  Stop drinking the KooL-Aid

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

It's not if if just when.   Avon going to have 1 pool.  You will go
wherever needed.

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

30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.

Name: todd novak 
E-mail: !(&$%#@
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my
chicken  you creepy fudge packer

Name: tod novak
E-mail: 2$@!&^%(
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2017

7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo  check back room behind
front desk an watch tv   I went back in the yard  I will never stay in
any csx hotel

Name: Jean
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Right of way Ass!   The RR owns the property the rails lie on.  Anyone
crossing the tracks are trespassing!

Name: bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2017

system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement

What's the purpose of this?

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

After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the
shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to
poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you
took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at
a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his
health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell
you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo
they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell
their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is
experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your
sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank
accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health
issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he
had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about
it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is
used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on
full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual
stockholder meeting...THINK

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

Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move:
[CSRA] 
FL RM Rocky Mount NC
FL RT Richmond VA
JX ST Savannah GA
JX PD Pensacola FL
JX WT Waycross GA
CG NA Nashville TN
AT NO New Orleans LA

There are more but that's all I know for now

Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his
heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.

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

Interesting reading, the post by 2 longs a short and a long.

Author is probably a jealous FNG who ought to bear in mind that 30+ yr.
employees have forgotten more than he/she will ever experience.

May be just another one of those type of persons that profit would be
made if they could be bought at true value & then sold for what they
think they're worth.

As far as to who is the better switchman, railroader, etc. - who cares
anymore?  Piss-poor switchman pay rate is the same as it is
for the excellent switchman.  Not much, if any at all, appreciation is
ever received for doing a good job.  

Every complaint about long term employees could be countered with 10 or
more regarding FNGs.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are
not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able
to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this?
Supposedly it was over the past weekend.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys
with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to
work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who
was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch
cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were
so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact
thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys
that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for
years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come
when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are.
I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a
little help on something.
I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb
faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all
see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't
know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at
your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months.
Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant,
however the few females in this industry that I have come across are
damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame

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

That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.

Name: Dman
E-mail: The Land Of OZ
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2017

93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like
our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a
lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting
days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I
wonder who

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 June 2017

Da Truth:

"Just found out".... = usually worthless crap heard from ignorant
morons.

Similar has been posted on this site previously - no names, no states,
no facts.  Elections for Smart/UTU State Directors were held last year
so unless something happens like a state board being consolidated with
another, elections won't be held again until early 2020. 

Either post/provide some real truth or at the very least, try to stop
posting BS stupid hearsay.

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

CSX stock News rumors Harrison 



You're right

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a
rule violation what you gone do then ?

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

Conductor 30+: 
No doubt whatsoever the CSX Board Of Directors are well aware of
all of that (and more). 

Annual Meeting - for shareholders
Tomorrow, June 5, 2017. 10:00 am, EDT.
The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia  23220

Name: Meyend Games
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2017

It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht
we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. 

No taxation without representation!

Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become
unrecognizable!

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

Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the
system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power
with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a
yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the
real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha

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

Did CSX make record profits prior to HH?
Will CSX make record profits after HH?
Was the repair shops need prior to HH?
Will the repair shops be needed after HH?
Was the hump yards needed prior to HH?
Will the hump yards be needed after HH?
Was 500 locomotives  needed prior to HH?
Will  500 locomotives be needed after HH?
Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH?
Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH?
Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH?
Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH?
Does the board know HH is a health risk?
Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a
banana peel?
Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union
employees?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2017

Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

lets clarify. EHH and his gang are STOCKHOLDERS, meaning the owners.
These are Harvard, Yale, state pension funds, etc. that mostly want to
keep secret the gang they associate with. Bigger profits the better. We
are STAKEHOLDERS, meaning people with some minor interest. Typically it
means making a little more money than elsewhere. Unions and middle -
upper RR managers will have a substantially better job than they would
have in normal life. In recent years craft employees have gotten the
good deals go away, but still, very few people leave. Managers seem to
get a good buy out at high levels. Still, EHH is doing what stockholder
expect and want, large and quick $$$ profits and then bail out. It is
NOT their job to think long term, or help lonely conductors, or
anything else. Your unions should help but usually don't. The FMLA
lawsuit mentioned below on the BLET blog does NOT seem to claim the
BLET had ANYTHING to do with it. Anyway, EHH is doing to do what his
people asked him to do.

Name: Palpatine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Strike  LOL  you will do has your told and suck it up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

DWM:
What do the operating unions have to say?
Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the
Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike?

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

Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make
permanent?

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

has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July

Name: DWM
E-mail: LPABH
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Response to COYSD:
It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e
employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to
be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as
there will be no more moving around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2017

It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. 
Just have to wait & see how it all pans out.  May take years. 
Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an
uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. 
Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on
his grave.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some
electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish

Name: Elton john
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2017

I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO.   His dedication to f*cking
every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries
around the world.   This mother f*cker has to come to work with an
oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man
with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.

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

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939

Hold them accountable.     CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. 
It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.

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

Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter.  Will turn into the
largest yard on the. System by end 2019.   To relieve congestion from
Chicago.   Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all
materials will be used on BrewerS expansion.   
There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.

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

Must of been a casualty of HH.

Name: Retired SP/UP RFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Name: Jackmeoft
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are
going
to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck
driver.
  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds


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Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both
sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an
Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t
judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have
you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some
siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or
10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many
of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a
compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit
your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management
included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX
Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville
take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When
it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past
performance. 
SP RFE Retired

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2017

Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.

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

Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the
articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains
magazines.

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

1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are going
to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck driver.
  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds

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

Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.

Name: cl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

July 1st Howell to b shutdown
July11 Avon to be shutdown
August 1 Srilan to be shutdown
August 1 Roselake sold off
1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide

Name: COYSD
E-mail: IAFR
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone
heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you
have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another
location. Has anyone else heard this?

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

IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for
an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is
familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the
case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal
Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers,
who think $1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may
have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is
way too much.
NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this
is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured
in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney
in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal
Courts. Something to think about.

Name: Captain Obvious 
E-mail: 1234 Main
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

Dear ApeFucker,

If i had to guess, it would have to be because you are one of those
Star Employees that works 4 times a month.   To go farther has been to
the Emergency Room 3 times already this year.  Has had 2 family members
pass in 2017.  Was off sick at least once last month.  Marks off
RedBlock twice a year.  Hasnt worked 40 hours a week since REDI.  Takes
his shits only while on duty.  Sound familiar?  ApeFuck employees like
you are the reason things are like they are.  Enjoy your 5 day weekend.

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2017

Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare.

IB & IC will soon be combined.
ID & IE will soon be combined.
IG & IH will soon be combined.

All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville.

T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer
your phone/radio calls.

I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before
letting this go through.

Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity.

-Godspeed

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

Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you
off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't
like to do their jobs

Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of
you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch
of lawyers?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2017

Someone posted - not too long ago - that the Board of Directors can take
action, overrule a shareholder vote IF they deem that necessary to be in
the best overall interests of the company & it's shareholders.  If
that's true, a fact, & big money controls the board.........

Name: clark
E-mail: clark1@fu.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2017

Harrison's total pay package is north of $300 million. That's more
than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet
running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a
high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for
underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with
health issues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2017

Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2017

well, I don't know why we need so many roadmasters, but I can make some
guesses. If there are any guarantees or similar coming up it would be
nice to point out that employees voluntarily declined to apply for open
jobs, thus disqualifying themselves,- not our fault,  OR if we have a
serious wreck we can point out that we were developing a strong pool of
candidates - not our fault,or tell local government officials about our
mass hiring plans for the voters, if they don't come out to meet the
Congressman and the CSX hiring people, - not our fault, etc. or if jobs
are cut the REAL working RR's could look for other RR jobs if they
really wanted to, - not our fault! There is always an angle to CYA.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 May 2017

Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the
rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this
Em Effer? What a mystery this place is

Name: Bone Devil
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't
care about maintaining anything?

Name: OK OK
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2017

Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did
you miss the whole point because of that little detail?

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

I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for 
asst Road Masters. Big Difference!

Name: OZZ BURN 
E-mail: Balloon knot
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2017

Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the
search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait
for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of
a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road
foreman???? 
What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come
up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent
pending)

Name: Pickle fart
E-mail: Butternutz
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2017

I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done
away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for
the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be
managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky
turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire
you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if
someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can
get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then
apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have
no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an
attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what
they think? 
"How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale

Name: hehateme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2017

Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs
will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should
start exercising their senority.

Name: Mel Functions 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Dear Coperate office hopefully you are still not there you insulted Mr
Hunter by saying he is from Canada.He  is an American hopefully he lets
you go comparing him to ISISI
I hope your not a manager...

Name: Mel Function is a moron
E-mail: Where does he work
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2017

I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you
are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty
ready to work.

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

I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs.   I believe
most of the job losses aren't  needed.  This company has made great
profits year after year.  Every employee we had yesterday is needed
tomorrow both Union and management.    

The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH.    I say cast your vote and cast it
today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory.  CSX will
continue making great profits.  Donald Duck can be CEO and this place
will still make a profit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop
yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid
off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time
so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end
up being a ghost town

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

Maybe we missed it - what type of going away package did Ward receive?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2017

According to the 05/23/17 Trains magazine article regarding CSX
& hump yards, Sanborn is still the chief operating officer.
That witch will agree with, be loyal to, bow down to, suck up to
whomever is in overall charge.

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

Malfunction go back and finish your full time job of cleaning the
restrictions at Hardee's you dick it's yard master not yard manager.
I guess you are an engineer on the train that goes around the Christmas
tree dick.

Name: 8 hrs my ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical
plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my
Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and
where all the over 300 tank cars are.  I getting of the job I have had
for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not
knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews
out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes.

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

Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him
the axe also?

Name: clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2017

No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to
vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP.   Yeah and
we're the dumbasses.

Name: bill
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2017

At Cumberland:  The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for
the 3 PM shift.  Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in
attendance to provide security.   

First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. 
CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides.

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

Vote No Fuck these Guys
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259

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

How can anyone vote for this tool?

Name: Jackmeoft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2017

What seniority district is Queensgate?

Name: Dman 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in
service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true,
and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june
15th, who knows whats next.

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2017

Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after
you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a
ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be.

Name: Sue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

I don't even bother to meet trainmasters.  Those silly basterds come
and go.   I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here.
We have 1 fat ass that's  too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat
fucker out there.

Name: Wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time.  The kool-aid drinking
train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be
considered late.

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

I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the
trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could
 drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work
with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time
to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely
leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top
of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my
engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I
understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others
but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit
takes time when you start your shift.  Then when there's a derailment
they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had
nothing to do with it.

Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST  
E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual
20 minute lunches ?

Name: mel function
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Cool-more head

CSX is hiring pit bulls trained to bite the engineer if he touches any
levers.
Takes a lot of training to move a lever from position 1-8 how many
years did it take you to figure it out???
Go Hunter go....

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Mel function:
        Your a dickhead go play with yourself and wish you knew how to
operate a locomotive. Dream on and I think your handle is malfunction
idiot!!

Name: mel function
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

Sleep at the seat that's why you have a brakeman to run the train while
you sleep..
That's why we don't want cameras in cab so we can sleep especially on
tangent track cwr makes you sleepy.
Go back to the dead man pedal and put the flag staff back in place..

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2017

I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. 
What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any
suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started
selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should
come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely
derailed.

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

Our union steward has been laid off for over a month.  Meanwhile  there
has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined.  
Response by said union steward  "O they can do that."  I've never
heard that one before.  I guess the carrier was just being nice to let
us have different pools.  Well  not NOW thank you.  


Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn
idiot.  Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts.
  

There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down.
              So FUCK Those GUYS  you think they care about us

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

Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz.
Out!

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

Sounds like Billy D is a suck ass who's job will probably be eliminated
next week. I guess the D stands for  @$#!head

Name: Billy Dee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2017

“Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment
creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound
counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to
move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on
schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield
significant savings,” EHH


RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN
KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE

Name: Dr Readmore
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

JAD as follows

ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices
A.
All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions
for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described
in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of
preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day
[JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to
submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a
position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority
standing:
1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none;
2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point,
if none;
3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point.

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using
this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell
ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more
people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse
food, it's all good.

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

How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.

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

What the hell is Jad?

Name: OZZ BURN YARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2017

With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there
are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to
stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya
momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this
round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you
don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some
people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin.

Name: Zzzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2017

Our  pools are combined to one tonight at jad.  I hope it bites the
company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years.  Not a
 very safe move CSX .  I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those
ass clowns.  
Berry is a Fat Bitch

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

Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant,
so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help
him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur
on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2017

Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so
he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!!

Name: Zzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146

Name: CSX Bone Devil
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2017

Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any
railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will
obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy
drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term.
Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of
employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. 
Harrisons approach in a nutshell!

Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply
going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term
until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough
coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of.

Why isn't Harrison going after the coal?

Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its
assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? 

Stock is down today $1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine
about a month ago it took 20 minutes online

Name: 202089
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2017

My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching
has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.

Name: TJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Just voted No to EHH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Most hump yds. are already old plus they are expensive to maintain and
operate.  Someone, somewhere will still have to handle, switch rail car
freight & that won't get done for free.

Could be that Harrison & his backers prefer just "long haul" and
their plan is to let short-line RRs and the trucking industry have all
the other business & will just milk csx dry & bow out with $$.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.

Name: WilliamT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2017

Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time

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

Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2
weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I
have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries
around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the
hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation
without representation right?

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

Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see
everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our
own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to
take out a $8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid
in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many
before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future
family. I  have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im
a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but
take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned,
myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men
over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships
with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its
shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the
company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we
helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work
with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u
signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not
walking away, just dont want it taken away.

Name: Osborn Yard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2017

Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be
remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that
and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right
now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not
make some memories with your grandkids before you die?

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

There has been over 1000 managers let go.  How is that not 1000+ votes
against HH and Mantle Ridge.  Almost every CSX employee owns stock.  I
say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes.
 Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH.   Merril Lynch is
pushing for HH vote.  Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR
and "they"  don't want us to ever come to that realization.   We can
shut this place down overnight if we so desired.  Something as simple
has voting an old man out is child's play.   Come on brothers cast
your vote

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

Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place
that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it
now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off
until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told
use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so
yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8
mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our
customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT

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

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees

Name: Back in the craft
E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS
HOLINESS HUNTER????




Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive
At issue: Advisory vote on $84 million reimbursement request
By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017

NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX
shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle
Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management
shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported...



http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive

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

Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2
minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will
plant a tree for every vote.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2017

Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were
made to be broken. Shut er down

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

Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.

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

R


Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone.   It took
under 5 minutes.   Thanks for the post.  I voted against all proposals! 
   Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.

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

Cast a vote against  and you know you're good.     MANTLE RIDGE’S
VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Proposal 1:

FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in
the Proxy Statement

Proposal 2:

FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent
Auditors for 2017

Proposal 3:

FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the
compensation of the Named Executive Officers

Proposal 4:

FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of
future advisory votes on executive compensation

Proposal 5:

FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the
reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of
E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX

Name: Oldman
E-mail: houchins25@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2017

Brothers you have to ask yourself what this guy is thinking... Casky Ky
was less than a 2 yrs old.. $180 million facility that was purported to
be CSX hub of the future. I'D runs from there north and south actually
worked for once. HH said mothball it all..and inside of 2 weeks it was
closed down tight... Shareholders??? Do we want to walk away from
almost 200 million???

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

Interesting Read! Check it out!

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2017

Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and
the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada

Name: Zzzzzzzz
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on
runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/

Name: Zzzzz
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Things to come Brothers.                                                
                                    Physically, you can’t run as many
trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s
structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of
workers.”

CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately
one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he
stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway
CSX Corp.

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

The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon.  Can vote your shares
in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you
follow the How To Vote instructions.  At least 5 proposals are on the
docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI:  We
are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit.

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

Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO!
To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is
ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains.
After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really
care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery!
If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses
on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting
the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little
men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs!

Name: no dumbass
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2017

Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8
years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and
ran this time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2017

I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2017

Everyone knows what opinions are.....everybody has one.
What's the point of posting any decent/helpful advice on this site? 
Seems no one pays attention anyway. 

If management, office rats are sweating now, well, that's what they
too should've expected might happen eventually when they chose that
type of position.  Account the way a lot of those people have acted, 
no one should feel sorry for them.   

Overall operations may\will change. Corporate can try to trim all
fat,
jobs, whatever they deem necessary or can, to increase share value,
please wall st. per se.   

This outfit isn't ever going to be employee, family friendly.
 
Hope too many don't become gullible & ignorant enough to think they'd
be OK with more RTW laws.

Name: Red
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2017

Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock!     Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump
all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years.  That's what he will do.   He will
make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground.  They
don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW!  
Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and
back to the truckers.   This guy HH is a fucken NUT!

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

They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps.
I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not
touching handrails SMDH !!!

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

What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place
would be high on the list to be shut down.

Name: Trskip
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not
give
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
about
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
out
soon enough.

10-20 Years?  How have you survived this long without a basic
understanding of how things work?  A dispatcher taking a slow order
from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot
merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either.  Cannot
give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the
signal.  We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union
brothers.  You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are
having additional work out upon them without any additional
compensation.  I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in
responsibility since I started.  The yardmaster situation is even
worse.   While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent
guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules.  It is my
understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster
slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work.
 Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families
to move.  We need to consider who the real enema is here.

Name: Another One Bites The Dust
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning.

Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers,
guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or
he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being
forced to by Jax. 

The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around

Name: Realist
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2017

Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making
record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to
take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care
just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a
ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have
more...that's  greedy

Name: P
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html

Name: P
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2017

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.

Name: Long Dick Dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E
aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles
to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block
......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the
towerz. Y'all are next......

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
about
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
out
soon enough.

Name: Long Dick Dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E
aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles
to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block
......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the
towerz. Y'all are next......

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May.  
Brewer yard will be without a yard master.   Train masters are taking
over (contract shuttle service).  Radnor is being sold.

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

Officially, RFEs are gone?  That is probably A-OK.  
In reality, too many individuals that were mostly horseshit out in the
field were given a co. officer position & then they'd march around
with a know-it-all attitude and have the authority to write an employee
up, get them suspended/terminated. Those types will have to answer for
their actions.  You reap what you sow. Adios and good riddance to
all/any bad rubbish.

Name: Bill
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Yes RFE are gone.   Casky Yard is gone.

Name: Dman
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2017

Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St.
Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not
sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub
right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping
for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2017

Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 April 2017

In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain
swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut out right? Thoughts please

                  I gave you a little English grammar help
             
In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn,
Jermain
Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please.

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

In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain
swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows
why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system
to be shut out right? Thoughts please

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2017

ALL railroad cos. never were very employee friendly, ever.
Will csx ever be a good place to work?  Doubtful, at best.

Name: Big Nose 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have
been fired under HH so far.     Karma Boys.....        Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you
would get what you deserved!

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

Someone -  (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on
this site 02/21/17:  "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and
we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." 

Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?

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

If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own
minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell
'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit.

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

Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy
Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out
of the way?

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

Screwed

No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison
either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and
asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find
it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually
circulated it.  It may have been something that came out as a system
wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the
Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working
conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one
started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once
again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed
legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when
coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be!  All crews that recrew
outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the
job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were
to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The
chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains
because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2
conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble.
One of these article is #50.  You will have to bombard your General
chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al
loopholes removed.  In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only
crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that
Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing.  Maybe you will get lucky and he
will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be
instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs
that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals.  NO ROAD JOB
SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE
HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. 
DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT!  The crews have
been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go
home upon arrival.  If this happens to you again, call your general
chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order
be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is
produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.

Name: Qxreand
E-mail: u nameit
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2017

Where Is  Todd Novak working  he lives in creston ohio

Name: CMC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management.
Why?
  Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made
under Ward.  With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no
more. 
 any ideas on how  HH handles union members who have had "protected
status" under the CBA?  
CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected
are going to be let go with no chance of returning

### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will
have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their added and do something about
this bullshit.  Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their asses and do something about
this bullshit.  CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2017

Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla?  Just
asking..

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

HH's primary goal is a sub 60 OR.   He is here at the behest of Mantle
Ridge and the institutional investors who backed them.   At 73 years
old and on an oxygen device, he will not outlive his already
accumulated millions, let alone the amount CSX will pay him.  This is a
pure ego trip.  Nothing is sacred, nothing and no one is safe.  The
average length of haul at the CP is 1,600 miles and the average haul on
CSX is 600 miles.  When his magic does not  work, he will jettison & cut
anything remaining before offering up CSX to be acquired by the CP, UP
or BNSF. .

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

Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017

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

Rule changes:  
Read an article that described how Harrison watched yard crews & timed
them.  Maybe he wondered why assembling, building & switching trains (&
other things) took so long.
Shutting down humps: 
No doubt these are expensive things to maintain & operate.  
However, flat switching consumes more time,  AND somebody, somewhere,
will have to perform the majority of the car sorting work & it won't
be done for free.  Guess we'll see how it goes.  
Hope everyone does the best they can, working safely.  Safety First.

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

Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be
driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW
AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX
Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing
now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.

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

What's going on at tilford yard? From a former tilford conductor....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2017

Many of the so-called BS rules are in place account of all the FNGs the
last 20+ years.  My favorite is (after making a coupling, whatever)
someone transmitting via the radio states: ....."go ahead and back
up".....   Which way is the engineer supposed to move?

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up
with thus far in all my years.  Maybe they will throw it out soon. 
That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell
you to back up if I'm in the way?  That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!

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

Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk
on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to
get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter,
 relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and
ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do
our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is
watching you for a hour just so they can  fail you on a O TEST.

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

CSx New ceo will make roughly $ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay
cuts?

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

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html

Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this
before they vote.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2017

I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4
pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do
????

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

I find this site so interesting. every one is in a panic with disgust
for their pay check. Some have been around for a few years, mostly it
seam's less that 10 from their comments.

If you work for CSX you should love H. Harrison, he will take care of
those that WORK, and reward them with so much.

If you run a Locomotive, do it well.
If you handle the cars, do it well
If you manage employees, do it well
If you call crew's, do it well

If you don't can ya see the street.

Name: CSX/UP MERGER
E-mail: hharris@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

UP MANAGEMENT:

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER
YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000
POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS!
WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR 
(NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS.
UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU!

CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hey guys.  That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much.  I'd
screw up your railroad for a fraction of that.  I come cheaper because I
bought my degree from a diploma mill.  Hunter cut off 1000 workers
before he even started.  That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any
tuition assistance cause that's a waste.

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

PINES..

Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in
Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have
left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who
probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full
of people.  

Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's
lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life.
They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to
weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. 
Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and
stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just
wasn't paying attention.

God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!

Name: Goofy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we
work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership
position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am
announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals
in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience,
passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together,
they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety,
service and efficiency.

These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our
operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency
and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless
otherwise indicated. Effective immediately:

Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation
Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation
strategy. Reporting to Mike are:
·         Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of
Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network;
·         Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position
of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping
us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and
·         Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice
president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service,
Passenger Operations and PTC.
The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of
Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern
Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve
as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern
Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will
report to Jermaine.

Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition
of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern
Region.

John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having
previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation.
The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to
John.

Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible
for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical
area.

Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with
expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated
Railroad initiatives.

Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John
have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of
service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal
success in their future endeavors.

The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to
finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them
as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably
serve our customers and our nation’s economy.

Sincerely,

Cindy Sanborn

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by
complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help.
Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do
something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines
up your butt..

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

Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy
Sanborn is no longer with csx.

Name: hugh jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Robert Pines for President!!

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

anybody need their grass cut?  i'm looking for a job.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Loyd

Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the
fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction
of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail
to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations
of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a
concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and
regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to
immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a
complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was
them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the
advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He
was the one in the situation and knew what was happening.

People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under
the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your
situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you
have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul
working for the railroad.
The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a
daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send
a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are
violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should
know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the
railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a
difference. It doesn't work that way. 
Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand
fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal
regulators,

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

Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by
csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx
kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2
or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he
was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never
given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx
did this?

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

POSTERS

Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your
gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform
the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would
be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure
anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit
amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some
support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the
best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day
insane business tactics that we all deal with!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!  Maybe this year will be a better year and we
will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones
we have been waiting for more than 4 years!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a
pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers
and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen
name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a
little bitch.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in
waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars
for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed
on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends
and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew
the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would
make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you
were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about
all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the
dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the
hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you
wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are
other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let
it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken

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

CSX LOVER

SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW
A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO
US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE
CHOO CHOO MAN!

Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out
over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed
lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See
how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when
you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our
favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay
advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to  be
until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money
back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US
ARENT QUITTERS.  We got a right to voice our opinions against the
people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs.
Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to.
Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy
train and judge others
Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad
life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union
agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to
deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real
easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or
how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place!

So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real
railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't
know shit about what goes on out here!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for
csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the
railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for
a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or
quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun
to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how
long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then
quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so
there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your
notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more
than 3rd graders.Grow up and act  like grown men and women.

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

BEWARE POSTERS

Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that
most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who
couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This
only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team
doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his
game. Ignore him! 


Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The
lover has spoken

Name: Ball less employees 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2017

If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do
something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen
up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer
csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job
csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or
retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.

Name: here come the train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

Csx I love you brother

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

that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they
cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will
change and some heads will roll.

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

what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure
you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my
brother

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

Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to
take it

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

Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better
known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted
their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as
much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track
maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the
Georgia line csx.

Name: Explain please
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2017

What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ...



Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of
the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

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

Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good
or even better than what you can find on the operating unions'
websites. 
Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts
like those from name "csx lover".

Name: TECH SUPPORT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

TO ALL ENGINEERS

For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip
optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS
WARNING!  We suggest you take the following information very seriously
and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to
be employed with CSX

There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been
causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help
desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after
additional information is being programmed into the system by the
engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final
destination. Why is this happening?  This is because the engineer is
putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting
that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the
supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length
is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO
PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the
trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment
occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable
for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip
optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations.
If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch
center that you will not be using the trip optimizer.
IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train
and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays
information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper
information you must still call the help service center and let them
know that this information was given through radio communication and
not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be
if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in
writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information
being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the
phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded.
This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the
supervisors and the work order department to provide proper
documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that
warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if
used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow,
slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed
in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as
programmed. This is something that all engineers need  to learn to deal
with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone
knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can
not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable.
If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the
help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.

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

Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and
quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company
and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the
job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on
the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.

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

Csx Lover


You're not going to get hired!   If you're a Vet you have a chance
but I'm willing to bet that you are not.

Name: blow that whistle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone
explain this?

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

A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I
get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about
this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.

Name: Pole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Just came out 01-03-17   Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.

Name: Mr. csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Mr. csx lover, 

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I
have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were
you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your
writing abilities.

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

LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad
don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit
and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to
someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the
job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall
boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this
site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares
what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can
represent csx with pride

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

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and
find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work
for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs
out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I
get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.

Name: Clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!   Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay
off.    
CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here
and you have a good job already.    Every employee with less than 15
years stands a good chance of being on street.  If you're not an
operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.

Name: AlreadyDead
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2016

Run!! Do not walk--as far away from a railroad 
as you can get. Many railroaders would gladly trade
places with you...
These days, you won't work too long before
being furloughed. And if you do work, being 
on the bottom guarantees Extra Board work,
on call, all hours day and night, all weather, no idea
when your call to work comes--most likely when you're 
dead on your arse from trying to adjust your body
to get your rest...staying in away-from-home motels
many times for ridiculous hours, etc. You have family?
Well forget about that. You belong to The Company now. 
Get time off for family events/functions? IF you're lucky
enough to put in ahead for very few available slots.
And to top things off, a management team that many
don't have a clue, but are so good at sending you "feel-
good" paraphernalia that will have them "pissing down
your leg and making you believe it's raining"...HaHa!
Is it starting to be clear yet?

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2016

I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night
shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted
to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try
to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once
I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the
railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you
railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo
train blow that whistle

Name: AlreadyDead
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

Yea yea...guess what? When/if it happens, you get to suffer too! LOL!
Join the pigs, and instead of bitching/griping/moaning about Trump, put
your locomotive mouth to work at being productive...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE
CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon
and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken
everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its
the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to
talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican"
 mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker
paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into
social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more
it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month 
you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING
HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL
THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG
TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE
NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU
COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING
REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO
ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!

Name: Suck it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of
garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self
killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without
any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while
hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered
up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but
when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up
then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then
you'll just get promoted like Frulla..

Name: Pissed off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2016

Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees
better.

Name: Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A
basic day should be around $350 on a basic day due to all the horse
crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of
years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running
short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has
sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You
better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2016

Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to
the us president-elect's cabinet choices?  Look out...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2016

I find this so interesting, a Locomotive Engineer with a few years, or
trips in the right seat has a problem with days off? The days off are
by JOB/ assignment, and not by Person. Get your agreement right, and
have a nice life. Good lord help those that can not, or will not help
themselves.



Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016

Engineers

I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions
in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools
that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay
period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days
in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around
from
pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB.

Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different
off
days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available
under the next week.  I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks
now!  This is such bullshiz!  I said something to the RF about marking
off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend
some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days
so I don't get points against me with this insane availability
policy.
I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off.
What kind of horse shit is this!  Do all the pools have this kind of
set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days
off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2016

Friday, 11 November, Wall St. Journal, page B6. federal regulators
rejected effort by rr industry to delay proposed expansion of mandatory
drug and alcohol testing, saying crisis of drug abuse requires immediate
action. FRA Rule issued in June puts track workers under testing rules,
says positive drug tests have risen sharply over the past year. RR
industry says delay the rules, as, like PTC, the management can't
comply in time and need special breaks.Just FYI.

Name: yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2016

The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you
can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785.  This is the
number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers
are more than happy to help out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2016

BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR
DERAILMENTS.

Name: ...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2016

R  J.  S. T. U  Z. T. S. T  I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T  W. H. A. T P.
I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E

Name: stressed out!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016

Engineers

I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions
in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools
that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay
period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days
in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from
pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. 
Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off
days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available
under the next week.  I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks
now!  This is such bullshiz!  I said something to the RF about marking
off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend
some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days
so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy.
I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off.
What kind of horse shit is this!  Do all the pools have this kind of
set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days
off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2016

CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they
care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire
you fuck CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2016

Alright, OK.   What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2016

Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University
which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.

Name: Blowovercsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2016

Let's go hurricane,  let's go......let's go hurricane,  let's
go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all
stand up and root for hurricane  Mathew to hit CSX HQ

Name: Hatecsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2016

Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water
Street Jacksonville florida.

Name: Crazy train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

MR MANAGER  You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have
swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS 



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not
having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the  official name
for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will
make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers
to pay  people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay
the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work
and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully
everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and
everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they
don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build
inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit
health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck

Name: REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2016

A REWARD OF $100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE
ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY
PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND
ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL
TERMINAL DELIVERIES.


REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special
Agent(s)retired.

Wikileaks Contact Information:

http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2016

I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew
shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about
customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2016

Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find
ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they
train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run
company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little
man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork
here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home
wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I
am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered
including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job
open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and
people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not
care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at
Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its
name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership
and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns
running us into the ground..

Name: Defiant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might
as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I
no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and
yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of
miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX
has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or
concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect
employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee
morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and
rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains
sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and
refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they
attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the
business they have. One would think that this company would want better
numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company
works against its employees the employees work against the
company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Hi:
      I'm sure a lot of drugs get through by rail, and the huge
profits that Americans are willing to give to Mexican drug lords really
ruins their society, but the erratic and unpredictable pattern of RR
operations means that no one really knows when / where the drugs
arrive, which really upsets drug bosses who expect results.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Tickled this guy is not driving.




Name: Jim E. Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2016

KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees:

You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from
Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains
are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains
are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 
$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural
retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws.
How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar
retirement
package upon death?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Not a problem, makes it real easy.


OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train
on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of
the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner
in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment
,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the
same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their
working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company
made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this
company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim
reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight
to HELL where they belong....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2016

Guess most of you know what a Knuckle IS?
Do you ever wonder what a Knucklehead IS?

Those that keep posting the same shit on every TOPIC!

Just remember there is no Honor in checking every friggin box, and that
is on you.

Name: EX FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

ALINE COND

The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the
hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them
for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do
a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of
brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine.
Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action
that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be
done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required
by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are
performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of
service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22.  Per csx operating
rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It
is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should
remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time
to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the
train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know
where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a
new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are
and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they
should but they don't.
If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for
operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area.
Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to
answer your questions.


If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at
317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.

Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2016

The FMLA Issue:

Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the
Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail.
It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about
that folks......

FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!

Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the
-- present situation vs. the previous situation.--

Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY
FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA.

CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies
CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies

Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we
have an FMLA problem !?!?

OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm
going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you
guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe
the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will
get a clue!!!!!

CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON
FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!!

It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How
incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority
of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week
(albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But
nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they
were never threatened or harassed to do so.

So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they
won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr.
Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies.
They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this
 THEY DON'T WORK!!! 

The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their
employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their
employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking
their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these
working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I
see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best
for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when
there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company
loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it
will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! 

From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your
workforce to a point that your employees are working against you.

Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!!

Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers
products.
Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! 
Apparently we make money by Firing Employees!

Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause
motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their
efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of
fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day
making money !!!  ..........

As my generation did!

Name: AP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff
Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss
a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?

Name: be happy in your work
E-mail: C@ hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA,
what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that
there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone
to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that
Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much.
Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA
it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands
of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to
keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how
CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up
to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to
blame..but this is CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2016

This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, 
system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??

Name: Safety First
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

ALL CREWS


If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations,
payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as
submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you
need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of
Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all
locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he
should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be
taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and
any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved
immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented
accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is
the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will
be greatly appreciated.

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?




We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s
been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2016

I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly
skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this
goes to the top in CSX management circles. 
Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division
Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called
on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This
is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or
“BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the
train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the
dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max
freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon
arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los
Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings,
calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train
with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended
there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad
years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this
could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move
over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it
sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said,
this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to
believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry
too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more
about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to
translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure
you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union
Pacific ever has.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the
3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned
responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many
failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if
the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I
always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units,
poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management
section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what
Matt Long is doing now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2016

A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing
intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working
men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest
they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you  its has be
illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started
they think we're Chinese workers like  the 1800 read your history FRA
it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees
should be made like  animals bury you when there done  1800 I'm tellna
 ya read the history

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx
northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok
to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a
break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the
heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed
of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety
and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one
has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke
and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company.
I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive
heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2016

CREWS

Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much.
Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so
called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making
pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety
topics.  At that time the subjects at hand were as follows:

1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up
information gathered from the company GPS
2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of
a banner test going seriously wrong.
3: Blackmail of arbitrators
4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards
5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place.

We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment:  I hate this
site. I love csx.  He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if
deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they
might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so
many times????

The real Mr. Pines is out of commission!  We all hope to god this
character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need
a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally
lost soul!

Mr. Pines imposter. 
We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in
Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about
it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!!
If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all
railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE
PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could
not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when
we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of
their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our
train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow
order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for
a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its
something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE
GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the
truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses
aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS!
Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2016

PTC - IS/WAS NOT developed by the US Congress. 
Implementation \ programs, etc., is/was.

The RR industry thought of PTC 1st. In the mid 1990s.
Technological advances have helped cut many jobs so............
No doubt with the idea of a way to try to trim train crew size.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program
developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste,
poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has
extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be
picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would
not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and
quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US
is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT
smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech
is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his
helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago
Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got
booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is
booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper.
Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level
performance.

Name: new engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

ENGINEERS!!!!!!

OK old heads.  You got to help me out here.  I haven't been doing this
long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are
coming out.   I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and
slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and
left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short
time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick
up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The
rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no
problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than
continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no
charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine
anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX
mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing.
So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and
came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum
continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule
5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and
found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that
dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do.
I tried throttling  back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a
break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below
minimum cont. speed for the motor.
The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it.  Im guessing they mean
8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the
traction motors either!   Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk
know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book
in black and white.  You can find shit about it all over the internet.
This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell
me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again
because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in
length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be
charged for burning up traction motors!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your
associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military
paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line
colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in
JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a
degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors
University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way
to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least
you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need
a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be
considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a
spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the
credit union. Quitting and borrowing $$ to live on campus really makes
no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition
assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year
credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year
less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city
weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look
better / smarter / more credible.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time.
Piss on this shit. Im out.

Name: Do Think
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2016

APE. 10-20

I agree that Kyle is probably a challenged train master, trying to
distract as many people as possible when relevant topics appear on this
site.

Thanks for providing intelligent responses to his illogical and
ideological statements

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2016

Kyle:
      it's generally conceded that FDR inspired people in the
depression, and the enormous surge in production AND PROFITS came from
taking ALL the money of many foreign countries, including Holland and
UK, helping all Americans. Letting FDR run so many times is almost
universally viewed as a disaster, and resulted in a constitutional
amendment that prohibited that. The credit crunch from the "bank
holiday" hammered a struggling economy, The heavy influence the Soviet
Union had in the administration is still scary, and talking foolish and
inaccurate slogans from the depression is completely irrelevant to
2016.

Name: oreo
E-mail: petroqwest@yahoo com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2016

crew hauler they do not eng rice 12 hour rule 1t to 18 hours I cane from
trucking 10 hour break ha ha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

KYLE:
      If you are talking about FDR's New Deal in today's world, you
must have an elderly relative. Especially as economists usually feel
that FDR's quasi soviet plans extended the depression, and the massive
armament orders we got from Europe, combined with the large skilled
labor pool available and ready to move, actually relieved the US
depression.

Name:   PISSED ON BY CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

CREW MANAGER!!!

YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER!   What the hell have you been doing since 1830
pm tonight????


I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get
through.  I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I
tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk
and it never did.  I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call.  I
have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it
is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show
how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone
each time I called.  I can prove how many rings were on my phone with
each call.  What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats
going on!!!

I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that
it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to
another desk where no one is sitting at the time.
You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that
crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take
your butt with them.

175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and
listening to the phone ring and no one answer.
Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are
you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT
PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO
PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't
believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on
down there but he is going too!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! 
You should be ashamed of yourself!

Name: redeye51
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2016

Hello my true Americans.

Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my
resignation on the table.  I am a veteran who came to CSX with the
promise of a better future.  Well, those corporate greedy bastards are
just sending true America down the drain.  I am looking to write a tell
all book about personal experience here at CSX.  Get your stories
together cause I will be back and share the wealth.  Let us together
get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ
would love a good story.  FTW...let the chit roll.  And stay tuned...

Name: AGAIN!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service
if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they
were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed.

Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the
characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers
qualifications as management claims they can

FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! 

NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND
the track is other than a main track or
the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not
exceed one mile or
The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not
exceed 20 mph or
Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer

The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are
also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the
trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20.  
If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you
have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics
or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do
is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals.
If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance.
Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a
report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment
and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper
management!

Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to
protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again.
You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of
them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2016

To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from
railroading:

Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 

1st:  Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30
yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to
FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age.
Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost.  Check\read up
on how it works.
 
30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS.  Lots of RRers lost credit months for
a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be
eligible (yet), even if old enough.

Big drop in monthly income.
 
If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. 

Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the
monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute -
that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime $$ max.
 Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for
medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins.
which is a must have.  

Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

ALL CREWS

It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are
seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and
regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to
recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely
no  clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were
not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal
limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if
they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in
qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and
harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about
safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have
stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for
training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad
works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before
moving up to the dispatch center.  We all know that standing up to
management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing
to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews
back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of
intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER!
These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if
you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA
director of operating rules.  If the company wants to make everyone
qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to
be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to
senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been
out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions
and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire
the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be
qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train
without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON
terminal.
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.

If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately.
 You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to
reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 
317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him.
This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe
movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most
important issue on the railroad.  Intimidation of any crew is 
unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2016

To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided
to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company.
As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our
Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, 
Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2016

Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive
lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week.




They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class
in this country.

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

Fra

Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn
your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when
doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car.
Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes.  Had tm watching them.
Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!!  
how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and
never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they
doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know
they should be with the crap that's rolling in.  What's going on with
that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2016

Yep yep n yep n yep I agree

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded
everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr
is this first place it was even a law down  right  dirty lien thieves
... And labor realations yea $$$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2016

No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. 
[Is any big company anymore?]  Constantly have to battle them. Even for
what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. 

This is the 21st century.  Of course, they want to reduce labor costs.
More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR
Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to
less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. 

Things have been tough many times in the past.  RRs slashed/trimmed
before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. 
Time will tell so we'll see.  

The posted comment in the other section is true:  No one was forced to
hire on & no one is forced to stay.  Hang in there everyone or luck out
& find a much better way to earn a living.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2016

WTF??  
Why the complaining about holiday pay?  RR Trans. Dept. road employees
never did qualify for that (regular assignments like yard jobs per se,
do) - the way it is & has been for eons.   Regarding that, the rail
Unions gave nothing away.  


Doesn't make sense:
People bitch account unions seem to be weak but then they support
anti-labor legislators\politicians.   
They piss & moan because the roads & streets they drive on need work,
there isn't enough fire or police protection etc., etc., but then are
upset with more taxes. On & on & on. 
   
Safety First.

Name: Retired UPRR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2016

RE; UP EEOC OFFICE:

What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases
handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all
cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the
director of such
cases........................................................


This is no doubt why UP, CSX and others are taking so many cases to the
National Labor Board. It’s to the point now that CSX is giving employees
the death penalty for J-Walking. Then, taking the case all the way to a
Larbor Board Ruling. At present, that takes about two years. By then,
most employees have found other work and have no interest in coming
back to the railroad. So, It’s a win, win for the Company. 
Retired UPRR Conductor..

Name: Sad clown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and
watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T
& E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2016

The below comment sounds like a really good deal to me. Get in the
cab---get out of the cab---release all of the brakes---run to the
yard---get off and into the cab and do it again. Just THINK, you could
be layed off. I see a 7 day a week job that makes 4 hours OT each and
every day. Good lord be thankful for the work.

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Name: raped again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2016

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.  They have been stealing agreed pay from us
for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is
no gray area!  We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking
dog
catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The
one
that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs.  Work
12
hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a
stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just
are
trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they
cant
get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off
their arsess and get something done about it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew
Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take
years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this
point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso
long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why
investors keep her in her position I will never understand

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

It's no rumor.  Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX
website/gateway.

Name: Sponsor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo
stickers on the sides of that beast?

Name: Sponsors needed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could
consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you
probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it.
Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

train dreamer:
For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2016

Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my
dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the
horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what
a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and
respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get
hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes
here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah

Name: raped again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2016

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.  They have been stealing agreed pay from us
for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is
no gray area!  We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog
catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one
that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs.  Work 12
hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a
stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are
trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant
get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off
their arsess and get something done about it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2016

To all furloughed people:

Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs.
seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be
terminated.

See:
      B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d).
      CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93
      1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Yard Rat:

Not covered in the NMAD thing:

Started many moons ago -- 1985 UTU National Contract,

Article XII: - Termination Of Seniority......
"The seniority of any employee whose seniority in train or engine
service is established after the date of this Agreement and who is
furloughed for 365 consecutive days will be terminated if such employee
has less than three (3) years of seniority."  


30 yr. Conductor is right to suggest that you check your B&O Agreement
as this could have been changed some but the 365 day thing
is probably still in effect for those with not much service time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Yard Rat,

Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible),  
Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).

Name: Yard Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

"Northern Mid Atlantic
Agreement (NMAD)  In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you
were
furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer
had a job."

Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad
cover to cover and never saw this

Name: Ghost Writer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2016

The Ghost of [UP] Chance Gober:


Did what I had to do to save my love ones!

Name: Ichan Industries, LLP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2016

Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO):

We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout 
(LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and
mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged 
for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific
Railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2016

Actually, it's all very sad.  

Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment
worth millions of dollars.........

Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management &
each & every craft.

It'd take years to correct/fix everything.  It's probably hopeless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2016

I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its
employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat
your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a
person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in
the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn
have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two
before they ruin things any further.

Name: Car knocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2016

The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days.
only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were
still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just
yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting
for him to blow up and assault some one.  Another will just disappear
and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get
through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville
probably thinks they are doing a good job.

Name: management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2016

This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move
the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of
watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I
will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2016

exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off?????
csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e,
mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then
they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000
system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2016

I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on
weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always
wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding
on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good
advice on whether I should try this or not?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2016

If hired before 1985, Trainmen did\do not have to become engineers.

Don't remember the change era, time, but it wasn't always = hire date
was seniority date - meaning for a long time: -- a change of crafts
meant a seniority start-over.   
[Total service time has always counted towards retirement & vacation
entitlement, but not craft seniority.]

Often, usually depending upon an individual's particular situation,
giving up yrs. of trainman seniority & the productivity fund benefits
IS\WAS a lot, too much to readily forfeit for someone hired pre-
'85.
So it's easily understood how a person could be a 30 yr.+ employee in
train service & be a Conductor, Yd. Foreman, Utility Man, etc.

Evidently, FNGs & Other(s), non-employee(s), for N/A, are unaware
and/or just don't get that.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2016

Pretty piss poor bait, mr./ms. Other, non-employee, for N/A.

Won't catch anything other than ignorant douche-bags with that post.

Whoever posted that lay off info - should post the truthful fact(s).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2016

Get off your arse and go check it out. No wonder you
have been a Conductor for 30? which I doubt!


Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it.
What's real?  Provide some facts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it.
What's real?  Provide some facts.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2016

Just heard yesterday that the RR in Canada have a lay off policy called
(Unfit for service) that would be sleep, health, drunk, bored, or horny
etc. The employee calls in and that is it, case closed it is over. I
like this, it makes sense.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2016

When the quarterly re issue bulletin for the albany division has 200
pages and within 24 hours you release 33 more bulletins. Its time for
someone to lose their job. Holy shit

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2016

Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch -
are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of
them have any experience "out in the field?"

Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support;
ie: investors, stockholders, etc.  But why are big shots compensated so
well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due?

A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks.  Sadly, not
near enough & that's a shame.

Great profits could be made IF  - (& this applies many RR employees;
each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually
worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.

Name: Feeling lost
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management
has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it
100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". 
  The following could fix this company
 
1. Overhaul  management.  Start cutting from the top. There's to much
fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 

2. Payroll.  Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their
contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one
hatred that employees have toward the company. 

3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go
with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off
labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be
happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor
relations / payroll is less liability for the company. 

None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 March 2016

Nice post from a nice Engineer. I can tell he is a thinker.
There over a thousand mistakes in his post. However the message comes
through so well.








Look at maps:  CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines.

Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that
anymore & that traffic may never be the same again.

At present, things\times are tough.  Lots of co. belt-tightening.

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone
was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

Name: Former LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2016

APE:

Look at maps:  CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines.

Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that
anymore & that traffic may never be the same again.

At present, things\times are tough.  Lots of co. belt-tightening.

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still
in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference.
Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship
completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead
of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2016

All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal
maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train
dispatchers.  What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever
occupation.

Name: Notice of eviction 
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2016

Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to
run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on
the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2016

please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just
plain "cunt"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Just imagine the co. dropping the program - that's what'd probably
happen. Participation is not mandatory.

Name: imagine if....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system
wide one day.

Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if
I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here"
I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

No doubt RR big-shots will do OK.

Grateful?  Loyal?  

If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will.
If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would.

It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down.
Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that
the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore.

Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy?

Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue,
the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the
dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. 
 
Long story short:  Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never
really concerned - until it affects them directly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department.
According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX
will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm
sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for
CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen
then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for
anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal
these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy
Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company
survives.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2016

Noticed a post from an employee that felt like he was being punished
because of yard closing's. That is far from the truth. CSX would love
to have all of the yards running around the clock, and all of the
stored locomotives running.
 If ya want to see a yard full of stored locomotives from 1981 I can
send it to you. The RR was paying $50k for a few to leave, and they
were really careful with that.
Reserve boards were established and folks were paid 90% of earning's
to stay home.
Trust me the RR is a good job, and the CSX is a wonderful company. 
Toughen up, be an adult and face the future.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

To the Robert Pines followers... 
This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards
closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a
special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and
you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help
save jobs ...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree
with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are
supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings,
harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay
issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect
employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and
takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason
for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX
is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to
them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you
would understand the field employees perspective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2016

Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not
qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the
train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure
that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar
policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up
with Sanborn and her bullshit.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Fed up APE:

If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK,
but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand.  Then
maybe, the post would have some credibility.   Often, the carrier will
schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the
representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared,
etc.

BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a
hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed
cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. 

It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends
trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx
wanted.  Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

I was looking at all of the folks that are having problems with their
Union. Many are not happy with the dues or the elected reps that they
voted for. Some state that working without the union would be
impossible? Do you know how many happy non union people the CSX
employs, and WHY? Bet most are non union, and happy as they can be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical
company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances.
Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these
grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the
railroads.
I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions
so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX
ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most
of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it
benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the
favor.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2016

It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union
allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch
the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your
hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends
and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2016

Hope all of you have loaded your bank accounts with
Cash. Those that have the new truck, you just screwed
yourself and your family. The future says it is going 
to be tight for those with just a few whiskers and this 
may be the end of your RR career.
 
Carloads are down across the board, and that means fewer trains. 
Profits are down, and that means fewer trains also. 
If we add all of this up, and (IF) the future looks good you will see
your savior come aboard, and that will be the one you despise so much
CSX.

The company will take a look at the manpower, and protect the interest
of the company while retaining all of the 
qualified employees that it is possible to hold on to. 
They have done this before, many times.

The Certification that you have is something that has a lot of value,
and you should thank the power's that be for it. Time to RR or go
home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last
year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months.
It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast
track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything
fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things
improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors
and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of
course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are
not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the
sand..not sure which scenario applies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

Wednesday's Wall Street Journal (2nd section RH?) said CP was again in
talks with CSX this last January with no good results. Presumably they
will push harder if the CP/NS deal fails.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs
across the network that there is now an increased number of employees
whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher
number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I
know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That
seems to fall in line with what he said.

Name: long duck dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just
fined $92,000 by the FRA.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2016

So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then
also..lol
.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Most, at least by now, are well aware of the coal thing.

The idea has some merit, is not too awful far-fetched, but that post
will draw crucifying comments. Admit it: Csx has alienated many of
it's employees.  There's not much, if any, loyalty.
Even if lowly employees have & would submit ideas for more revenue, the
arrogant big-shots & their bean counters wouldn't consider them.   

There's a lot of reason why there's so much anger & resentment out
there.  
If a person has half a brain, then sure, they want their employer to do
well.  But ALL workers are pretty sick & tired of being taken advantage
of. Fed up with being treated poorly & expected to be grateful as hell
just to have a job.

Employees out if the field are always the ones who have to give up,
give in, give back.    What do corporate execs. give -- ??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and
it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for
CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains
out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar
workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the
slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said
previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck
numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar
employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they
fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn.
Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out
here. Welcome to reality

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2016

Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We
have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue. So what these
morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our
families.  Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business
and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride
back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch
that contributes to the United States economy,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2016

In reply to the non-employee for N/A post:   

Missed a word quoting a previous post.  Have no doubt forgotten more
basic logic, writing skills & more than you'll probably ever know.

Earn my keep & more.  How about you?  Jesus, if they pay a moron that
submits posts like yours, no wonder the stock value has dropped
substantially.  It's very difficult to communicate with a sick
person's mind so -- am done now   Post whatever you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2016

Who could possibly think like that?  Only complete idiots that us
taxpayers will have to take to try to care of when they're on mental
disability.

Amazing the ignorance from a 30 year Conductor, that could write a
remark that is so lacking in basic logic, and or correct sentence
structure. Check it out above,,, just amazing how any company could pay
this guy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2016

last I looked CSX was still using an outside contractor in Ripon Wi.
(Madison) deputized to be the CSX medical department and thus inside
the HIPAA firewall.This is a common procedure anymore.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2016

Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits.
Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting
it's doors & moving operations to Mexico.  Over 700 people, many who
have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job.  How long has that
type of thing been going on now?   Quite a while.

No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly.
Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade
agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what
average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc.,  = 
then accept & live with all the consequences. 

If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will.
If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2016

I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to
go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of
your employees..you bastards will rot..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Check out the post -- Other, non-employee, for N|A:

"...the Company does not like you either....... dump the UNION, .....
join the Company as a partner/manager & be happy......better benefits,
and so much more".


Who could possibly think like that?  Only complete idiots that us
taxpayers will have to take to try to care of when they're on mental
disability.

Name: BigCountry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Evansville?            
What do you know about Howell Yard closing?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2016

To all CSX employees, 
The time has come. All of your Brothers have sold you out for
CASH. The union has sold your jobs for Cash, and the Company does not
like you much either. Time to fix this--dump the UNION, stop paying
dues and join the Company as a partner/manager and be happy with a two
person crew, better benefits, and so much more.

If you do this, and stand up, the UNION folks will destroy YOU.

Takes real GUTS to find change, and insist on making things
better--Who's up?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that
question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous
Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of
this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This
applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own
pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2016

Kind of agree APE - it's about the principal.

CSX Trans. & all the BS has ruined employee morale &
lots of workers in each & every craft have poor attitudes.

Employees should want the company to do well. 
Working for this outfit is not a job - it's all too often a
hellish, miserable adventure each & every day.  The benefits
& pay that can be earned do not make up for being taken advantage
of & treated awful.        

No one needs to be concerned about csx officials that are A--holes
& how they do.   All too many of those should be crap-canned, put to
work where they truly belong:  digging latrines \ building & cleaning
outhouses for a living.
The good ones will always do just fine in their careers & life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2016

I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the
principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or
fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company
is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog
their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from
point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the
assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another
man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the
1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why
help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get
us a real railroader and things will change for the better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If
the investors want to see good to average results better show these two
the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it
effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When
an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think
their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to
occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go
ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less
customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these
people in they deserve the poor results they will get

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2016

No one this Ignorant could run a locomotive.



Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop
that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near
the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would
u
have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an
any
doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your
agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep
your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about
something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the
toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop
that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near
the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would u
have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an any
doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your
agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep
your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about
something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the
toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags

Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2016

recent WSJ article (front page of second section?) said FRA is charging
much higher fines than before, supposedly cracking down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

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APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that
the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most
economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing
even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a
few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you
cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon?
I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they
can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red
flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are
they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to
'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive
and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and
complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2016

T/E is all about the hire date. I was hired as a Fireman in 1963 and
lost that in 1964. Some RR's were still hiring Firemen in 1977. The
guys that hired on in front of me in 1962, went to Engineer and
retired. That is how it worked then and does today. Now picture this
part of history. Steam Fireman was refused promotion in 1950, had to
fire diesel for the rest of his career.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2016

The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the
only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a
major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical
issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a
joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on
call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for
everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to
depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will
purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's
my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about
anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post
anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I
wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to
start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for
conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack
up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up
and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow
times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on
road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.

Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2016

You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX
clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn
around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody
to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING  evil bitch..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of
depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and
badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on
you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan
your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our
Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into
a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill,
welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts +
relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition
assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend
less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better
(thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close
your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture
conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining
seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but
tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you
to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you
underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's,
etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range
busy!

Name: deez nuts
E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2016

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

Name: John Sepesy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe
''lazy'' Kazy  is a snitch!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have
no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about
meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart
unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the
decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in
Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running
this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to
look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their
terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I
hope sooner than later

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you
(CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer
these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear
that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2016

Locomotive Cameras:

The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by
rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators
enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial
issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year
was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know
otherwise.

The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched
the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the
crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July
2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report.

The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical
options have expired for you.

Name: True statement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are
fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees
and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around
90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT
FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a joke...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

just fyi Oscar Munez - formerly of CSX - now with the airline industry,
had a heart attack in Sept. and just now had a heart transplant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working
on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon
and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...

Name: UP Management Is Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the
last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian
National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!

Name: wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2015

wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.

Name: no supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in
trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels
to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and
release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have
paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people
had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to
light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars
a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good
on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 December 2015

To all CSX employees.

Just a short question, answer if you can.

Do you know of any Conductor, that was forced to Choo Choo school that
failed to qualify and was terminated? Just wondering if they fell back
to a Conductor fixture, or were terminated?

Thanks for your response.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2015

I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this
miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before
retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the
payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at
there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move
on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company
goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at
first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed
the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical
thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the
idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there
lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They
seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to
remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will
know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck
together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I
cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there
stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company.
What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that
trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in
such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone
in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for
trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the
crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and
rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a
time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen
but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division
management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who
transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the
yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has
Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock
options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the
answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and
others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the
hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed
up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an
American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to
because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 December 2015

Very sad. True though.
Long story short:  Corporate big-shots know before most what to expect
business-wise & are compensated mega bucks to make the right decisions.



Not all thankfully, but too many union bosses aren't any better -
local, all the way to the top.  And some wonder why membership \
participation \ support is way down these days.  DUUHHHHH.

Name: Knuckleheads
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2015

How brilliant are our corporate leaders you ask?

AFTER the stock split on June 16, 2011 CSX stock sold for $25.32 on
June 21, 2011. 
Yesterday, December 17, 2015, CSX stock sold for $25.60. 
In 4 1/2 years, these knuckleheads managed to grow our stock by 28
cents. They have obviously earned every single one of the millions of
dollars in bonuses they've collected. 

Great work if you can get it.

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2015

A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming
together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to
receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough.
Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees!
Keep up the fight!

Name: HelloImMichaelWard
E-mail: Mward@cex.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we
are dissolving the Huntington Division

Name: getting sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2015

AVON CREWS!!!!!!!

THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE
SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF
BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE
DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING.

GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE
STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL
SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"!

THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE
TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER
IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. 

IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT
GET PAID.  IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR
RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE
EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO
PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR
MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. 
DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY
ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING.  THERE IS NO EXCUSE
FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2015

APE,

No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx
will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie:  
agreements, contracts, promises, etc.

[Although  big-shots seem to well taken care of.]

Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride.  


Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2015

CSX will pay for college courses sucessfully completed that lead to a
degree in a general related field. It does NOT mean that you must get a
degree in RCO technology, nor does it mean that you must pay for a
course that will fit the degree requirements but might have a mini 1
hour pod version that of course does not satisfy the degree
requirements. I have been told that some supervisors refuse to sign the
forms to save the company money. If the union will awaken and discuss
this with the IRS, the few supervisors still reluctant could easily
lose their jobs. So no, it does NOT relate to your JOB, except in the
most general way. Call the folks in JAX and ask. And yes, I know people
who have taken nice electives because the degree requires you to take
some to fulfill the requirements. And yes, I know a terminal
superintendent that is repeatedly violating all kinds of federal
regulations, and will probably disappear in 2016.

Name: Crazy company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2015

This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby
Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is
this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch
morale boost now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

Aren't clerks members of the Transportation Communications
International Union, - not the United Transportation Union?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out
the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system.

This was negotiated on a national level.  If a driver accepts the
buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union
dues!

THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!

Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union?

You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one.

First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs.

DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX
CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY
SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT
THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS.
ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR
CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR
EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS
HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS

Name: Retired now, thank Christ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2015

Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc.

All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away?

Quit/resign en masse.  No one, the co., the unions, the feds
could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). 

So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that.

Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working
for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're.......
ah, never mind.  Hopeless.  

------------------------------------------------------------------
Is csx really that dysfunctional?  Bankers, investors, etc. want to
know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2015

This post is just pure BS by someone that resents those that have a
right to move, and support their family. Everyone protects their
livelihood, and feels a sense of ownership and that is understood,
however based on seniority this is how it was intended to work. Short
whiskers will loose every time.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various
terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they
are
better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other
especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian
Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has
created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to
He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin

Name: Oyeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2015

Brakeman you're exactly  correct Csx hasn't
 lost money they just made less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals,
exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families 
together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time
and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on
their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose
everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates
them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know
how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed
terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the
sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the
company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and
conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until
as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a
workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the
problem.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various
terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are
better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other
especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian
Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has
created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to
He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2015

ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really?
what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see
profits in the millions for each quarter.  for example:the problem is
if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh
we only made $410 million compared to the previous years third quarter
of $460 million! we lost $50 million dollar!!!!!!  no fuck nuts you
didn't lose $50 million ,you just made less!! you still made $410
million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx
show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to
keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who
this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow
orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the $50
million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of
this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers
keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to
buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to
afford them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2015

I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said.
However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are
going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is
why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us
we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do
not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of
the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in
this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad
decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or
what?

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big
bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits
and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always
thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it
be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the
comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what
to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather
than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into
the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these
circus clowns

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2015

Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2015

horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a
30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement.
this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from
incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then
moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for
you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the
morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on.
also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even
terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2
months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I
been here to long to walk away or I would.

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2015

I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the
railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in
the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus
and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the
railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad
retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe
becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career
with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders
out there would be greatly appreciated.

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2015

I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule
will I have as a conductor?

Name: railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2015

I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to
twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the
train.This is a rough life

Name: ride them rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be
honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the
trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?

Name: train line ups
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2015

that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line
ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always
happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show
trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and
not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes
them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go
insane. going to take a pictures?  lol  whos going to care about them ?
the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your
gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this
company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it
quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your
job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might
have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time
was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big
bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic
shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair
and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts
from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in
power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not
greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn

Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via
the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED
OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center,
project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and
local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A
JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF
PAY AND BENFITS.  according to cindy " this hard decision was made
after other options were carefully considered" what that really means
" fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says
" HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"

Name: Loco man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy.
Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried
about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be
on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you
and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each
other.  Focus on what's important.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2015

I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon.  This
company and it piss poor management is a real mess.  The incompetence
is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through
the door. Very sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2015

Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for
the RRs that hauled it.  Things do change.  

The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic.
What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal?

We'll see. Stay tuned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington
Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I
find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and
the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No
wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground
and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have
the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go
Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2015

When is Corbin closing? What location is next?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals.

No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities
as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't
schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?).
Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean
sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft
and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the
average Joe can't get off without a hassle.

Off "UBU" on weekends?  More understandable.  Members have issues &
problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep.
anytime.  And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool
& has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may
very well have to mark off Friday.  Walk a few car-lengths in a
part-time local union officer's boots.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the
safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family
functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two
guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union
Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about
going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB......
The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done...  These
programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks
...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB
still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The
company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2015

Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall
do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall
sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what
the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch
of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow
the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a
railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of
wussies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully
everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would
brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. 
hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn.
remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have
no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it
or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every
body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if
good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much
time in to quit to throw away a pension

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I
didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a
decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how
it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with
you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause
you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage
pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all   know this place sucks
so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just
whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it
generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has
sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2015

CSX Corporate Motto:

Employee Need, Pay No Heed.
Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast.
Tonnage First, Safety Last.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2015

Working for this so called RR CSX and the changes I have seen are
horrific I have seen several people get divorced and loose their family
I have seen friends die as a result of Un safe conditions I have seen
people and friends loose there job as a result of constant working
because of the absenteeism policy and make a mistake I can't wait
another 3 years so I can go out on disability. I used to like my job
now I dread coming in. Taking my son camping for labor day weekend so
go fuck off Mr Ward

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that
this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding
out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about
is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others.
Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes
turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to
some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on
government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with
others in your position.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2015

CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job
Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked
even more

Name: Big Wig
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2015

Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can
make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys.  


Corporate

Name: Ben There
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2015

Management GREED!

I have always said that if CSX failed as a company it would be because
of Upper Management Greed.  Most all of the people holding this level
of employment, are somebody's BOY.  All they are interested in is Big
Salaries, Raises. Stock options and Bonuses.  CSX is again getting too
top heavy with Management that really does not know anything about
Railroading.  Stock prices have been on the decline all year of 2015
and now in late August there seems to be no hope for recovery before
years end.  Too many upper management people have been seen to drop
large numbers of stock back ion March and April and looks too close to
be insider trading.  Wake up CSX  and correct your problems and get the
attraction of investors again.

Name: jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2015

merger will be great for me i could put a little money in my pocket
before i leave. but the new people you are screwed   sorry

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad
better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of
directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us
vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen
some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of
transportation on the Huntington Division  because CSX would rather
have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to
meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt
turn customers away because they don't have the manpower?  I doubt it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2015

From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man:
Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.

Name: UPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our
contract with CSX next holiday season.

Name: Raptor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or
i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees
are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck
safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip
a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment
policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your
safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you
cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little
pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i
would be fucked...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2015

Well he's probably furloughed since he's on the Huntington
Division..so he's not getting a check. And truthfully what he said was
the truth. So I don't think he's a dumb dumb..just a man who tells it
like it is..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2015

The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees
are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is
all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this
because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a
bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to
feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing
the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on
vacation..get real..fuck you Ward

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

This guy is the Dumb Dumb of the year. Wonder who provides his pay
check. LOL LOL
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 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or
in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's
no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's
pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares
nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place
the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the
attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they
are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does
not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our
contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within
a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX
after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE
CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT
WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS
BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE
FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING
AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS
ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT
IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF
THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED.  POOL CREWS NEED TO
FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING
JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO
SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS
AND TIME CONSUMED. 

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! 
THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME
ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL
BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL
PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS
HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS
SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE
WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL
WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS  THERE IS ENOUGH
MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE
EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP
AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT
KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE
CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING
STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY
INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY.   READ THIS
AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS
TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT
TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH.  FAVORITES
ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED.   GET READY FOR THE HORSE
AND PONY SHOW TO START.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will
not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for
delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either
however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or
expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX
convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but
they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at
least I know my product will at least show up that day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors
and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he
does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum
and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually
they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at
all...How tomorrow moves..slowly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest
I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in
their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to
the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or
not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever
possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so
why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

Name: loosing pools
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some
people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about
the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and
I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my
time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people
expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up
for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to
work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want.
where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid
to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3
days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say
is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the
main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they
don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt
affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are
the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2015

"losing road pool" and your post:
Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are
those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have
been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies
(plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those
within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies
that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both
sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal
not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way
until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what
location you're in.  
As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double
ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this
will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a
fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and
none are accountable, you get what you get.
So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain
individuals" , and as the old saying goes:
"if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one"  but at least
start one that has a shred of truth to it.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2015

The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 

40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker,
employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs.
division......CSX does Suck.  Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. 

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

Name: loosing road  pools 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2015

buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days.
rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and
new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the
same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are
they going to do about it, its a law,  they cant do nothing to me" 
well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other
terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying
there going to lose there jobs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2015

Many things changed, got modern.
Rail workers & their unions "featherbedded" as much as they could for
as long as they could.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2015

Does anyone remember the Day the Caboose left.
The rear 2 moved to the Locomotive. Now we have 2 in the front and 2 in
the trailing second unit. At times in some states we had 3 in the lead
locomotive and 2 more in the trailing unit. The CSX paid them all, put
them up, and fed them. Now keep on paying those dues, and bitching
about the CSX. The UNIONS and your former Brothers sold your ass out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2015

DOT is all you have. Driving is driving, has no relation to the
RR. The company you work for has a relationship with the RR. That is
how they keep it in house.

Name: Former Jitney driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2015

To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector.

Are the subcontracted jitney or drivers who drive the rail employee
around, any transportaion drivers covered under the FRA federal
railroad act?
Whisleblower etc...
Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of
shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew
his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you
cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3
guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!

Name: Iced
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any
other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around.
There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take
over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can
sway a  good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon
fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling
once again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2015

June 25, 2015

CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight!

Cutting back on crew packs!  what does that tell you?

Watch your paychecks!  This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how
to count beans!

ENRON all over again!  Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!!

If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!

Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the
freight.

CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will.

How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 June 2015

Name: Locomotion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David
Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy?
Lies
keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one.  One
dumb
little Oompa Loompa .....

Bet he makes more than you do, and has better bennies and hours. Who is
the dumb one? HA HA seems kinda funny but true.

Name: Needing info
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2015

Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson
come from?  Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at
last?  This clown is a nut job.

Name: Foghorn leghorn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2015

Who is Pines?  Is it a he or she?

Name: Love'em 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2015

I just love CSX

Name: Combine forces
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2015

Is cp buying us out?

Name: Locomotion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David
Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies
keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one.  One dumb
little Oompa Loompa .....

Name: Silly blacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all
they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell
rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head
freak...... Suck it up and do your job..  Csx gives more to the blacks
than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo

Name: Amy
E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2015

I have an announcement to make.....

I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days.

That is all.

Name: Michael Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2015

Me and Cindy will see you CSX guys soon.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2015

Charles S. Johnson's Twitter account was suspended. I dug a little
further and discovered that he is a far-right racist bigot.

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2015

Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues:

There is an honest blogger that has all the details about the Amtrak
Engineer. 

Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews.

This seems like a government cover-up! The feds knew exactly what
happened!

Name: Sick clown  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2015

Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy
sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and
tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then
let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The
T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about
problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the
BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day
ladies .

Name: Ludedude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2015

The morons have begun their quadrennial cutting of the mileage on the
locals again.  This is about the 5th round of this stupidity I've seen
in my career.  They cut the pay on the jobs, the guys who know how to
run the jobs leave, then many customers are screwed until they wise up.
 Of course, the only customers who get top service are those who ship
Chinese junk in a box.  That's how tomorrow moves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2015

Amtrak accident:

Apparently, Amtrak had all the data including the camera focused on the
engineer. The camera probably showed the engineer accelerating the speed
of the locomotive. In a "legal" sense, if in fact Amtrak ascertained
that the accident was intentional, an apology is paramount in order to
mitigate [damages] and assuage the victims love ones [anger].

And now to politics:

Americans must come together and impose on our government to improve
America's infrastructure and not $TRILLIONS for the sake of Israel for
wars in the Middle East!

Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 May 2015

Investigative Reporter is a troll!

His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could
make  a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others
have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what
happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate
consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in
this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that
commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for
decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge.
They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a
guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to
recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal
necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then
there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on
for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to
this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that
would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews.
And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on
board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the
computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.

Name: Blah
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines,

Fellas....

L&N,
why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why
do you care... Who cares???

Pines,

Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and
continue to use it to your benefit.

But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or
f*ck... but get over it!

Name: whocares
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life
harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but
gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.

Name: Toby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

The terminal I work at now has officially cut 75% of its engineer jobs
since the contrail BUYOUT. over 60 jobs. Barely 20 exist. Joining csx
is now officially the worst decision I have ever made in my life.  Btw
managers are up 2/3. Yard masters cut to nil  One man industrial RCO
jobs are next. It won't stop until it's down to only the three
stooges. candy  mack and Ollie. It's not about stock holders any more.
It's about arrogance. Ego. And proving you're as tough as the boys.
Mack is not the first ceo to purposefully ignore contracts. But we are
the first generation of railroaders to accept it willingly.
 Candy will cut off past the ability to function as long as she becomes
the first woman CEO of a class 1. Safety is officially no longer in the
top 10.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I see there is another oil train wreck / explosion / etc. on the BNSF in
North Dakota on Weds. yesterday 6 May 2015. No smoking please!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2015

I love this post, just leaves it so open for the truth to come through.
Dear Coal River Mr Scott Harless is just smart enough to be your
BOSS.HA HA. Oh and by the way trainmater is not a word.


 Name: Coal River
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2015

trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works.  this week
Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the
sub-division the derailment occurred on.  He even grew up in the area 
lol

Name: RULES 101
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2015

News

Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if
he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules.

Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1,
2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the
mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no
discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is
clearly printed under TS-15.

As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules
book under section 10 subsection 1006.
There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or
doing other similar operations, after communicating positive
identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states
you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will
perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question
here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive
identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to
use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states
"when required to use positive identification" under this section of
the rules book.

You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations
department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that
was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms
that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately
it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the
crews.

Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of
discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written.
Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors
there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between
the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on
the severity is stated under rule 1008.2.  A transmission DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with
railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in
the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being
seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio
transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty
much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules
department when using the radio for positive communication between the
crew members.

Name: news!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2015

NEW RULES!!!!


OK boys and girls. There is a new  kind of sheriff in town on the great
lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work
on)
Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his
own rules as he goes along.

Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your
engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly
like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not
follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put
on the street but he thinks so.  

Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating
rules department and get a few issued cleared up.  Like when do you
have to use positive identification and when did you have to start
using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!!

Name: Coal River
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2015

trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works.  this week
Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the
sub-division the derailment occurred on.  He even grew up in the area 
lol

Name: no mo
E-mail: no mo . com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

where is Todd Novac working????

Name: Rail rider 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2015

My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees
hate this company with a passion.  Managers are fallen over each other,
and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are
disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the
bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all
get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of
speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in
debt because you will lose as well.....

Name: Attention new hires 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2015

T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department
sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the
circus but don't hire on....

Name: Sad place 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't
know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for
this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just
wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times....

Name: crew caller 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Crew Management has become its own hell!  Working there for the last 17
years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. 
I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try
to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we
have allowed to happen.  Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass
union for all would help everyone.  

Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide?

Thanks in advance

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2015

9 out of 10 CSX managers are  dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily
....

Name: FTW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2015

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2015

Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits.
These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their
head from their ass.. !!!!!!  T/E management is one big joke. Many
managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC
cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough
Indians ..  These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad
name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those
losers and doing NOTHING about it.  As a share holder I'm very unhappy
with the  performance of upper management with the lower level
management.

Name: New Hire that Declined
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative
effect I believe...

I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position
with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after
all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was
not.

Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set
my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other
options after I learned more.

No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of
bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it
some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling.

The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have
no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy
that both employees and management are to blame for.

Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an
informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty
strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and
others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting
CSX.

What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely
were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they
are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an
informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions,
moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness.

The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but
from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty
about what they look forward to most in their CSX career...

Retirement.

And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and
advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the
money and can't wait for the ride to end.

Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job.
However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to
candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction
even though they are putting on their happy face through the process...
well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of
candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to
work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments.

They alone did not break the camels back.

watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement
of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the
transformation in demeanor is striking.

this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned
with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos
simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this
exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at
the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling
practices.

Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance
for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in
transportation it is downright dangerous.

All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire
conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no
100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7.
It is unsafe and everyone knows it

It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the
company from employees/unions to management to the top brass.

The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company
would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut
the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock
for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call.

Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay
and half the current hours when on call would be a start. 

If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12
hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy
buggers 24 hours a day.

You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would
starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other
industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the
root cause of why your industry does not. 

You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for
yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up
so bad?

Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that
simply confirm all this.

When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be
solved by following the money.

It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the
current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to
completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance
to work here.

How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself
because of these problems?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

We know your the man (42 yearson the rr)  4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives,
1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats.   You don't have to put your resume on
here.    Just who are you trying to convince?   Me or yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Less than 1 year


Don't pick on that old man.  He's doing the best he can.  You might
be the closest thing he has to a best friend.   Go easy brother.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post.   Sale some of
those photos and buy your own.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins.
cos. right now, --  and start getting professional help ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 
 
The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend.  I bet you never worked
out here.  I believe your  one of those formers taking our pictures.  
You better get out there with your camera here come q025.  


30yrs of taking photos

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 

You're a company suck.  You need to retire like the rest of your
kind.
Too old and too foolish to question anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS.  ONE IS NO BETTER THAN
THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract?   They should and
could be.   There is enough silly shit in there.   Ingram sure had the
bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here.   Was
the bid system not  to control  layoff?   Is this not attendance
issues?   Anything can be placed in a contract.   I believe most Union
members want this addressed in contracts.  The ble just happened to
sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. 
This was no accident it just didn't work out that way.  This was all
carefully planned out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Asleep at the wheel:

1. Stockholders
2. csx board of directors
3. upper level management
4. management
5. rail union members \ employees
   rail unions

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2015

I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member.   We
couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't.   That
being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do
as well.    I expect representation.  I expect the details of a
contract to be defined and understood before it's signed.  I expect
not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. 
I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner.  I
expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off.  When he
is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union.   I expect
my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy.  I
expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. 

This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a
union not in bed with the company.   Correct me If I'm wrong but has
the utu or ble addressed this on their websites.  No they have not! 
Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change.  Is
it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this
bullshit.

I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the
land.
There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues
because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.

Name: Bed buddies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2015

BLE / UTU  /  CSX.  Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on
weekends, holidays,..  These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is
enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss
out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like
they use to be.  A bunch of  cowards ..

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2015

I have been reading posts and posting on CSX-Sucks for about 2-1/2 years
now and have recently noticed a big increase in activity here. So is it
any wonder that moles like the one that posted yesterday are also
starting to pop up?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again.   New system
notice released on attendance effective March 1st.   We all know
they're    not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat.
 I wish that  short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest
of us.  Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him.  I'm not
sure how the new utu lc will do  or where he stands but the ble lc is a
short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe.  He handles
claims like my insane granny.  WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK.   LET ME TELL
THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK  BIG COCK.  I FIND IT FUNNY
THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND
WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX.

uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE
PAST.

HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING
YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 February 2015

Talk about a good old American railroad coming in to crunch a recovering
economy by taking over a 15% increase on costs in less than 30 days.
They are pushing people into early retirement or risk being released
early to make their share holders more money.  They're making hand
over fist and now they are plotting their pricing to resemble a
expedited OTR service vs. the crappy, always late and always a problem
service they provide.   They're now going to cripple our economy by
making shippers have to pay more for their service which ultimately
will be passed on to the consumers.  Way to go CSX.... starting to
smell like Wal-Mart!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2015

I see a few post from the kid's that are on leave from their xbox. My
comment is centered on CSX as a Corp. I see the concern's for rest
days and time off, and that point seems to only apply to T/E. The only
short checks are T/E, the long hours are only T/E. 
The horrible managers are every manager. If just one of T/E was moved
to an air conditioned office with a company car, and an expense
account, the stress would kill them.
 The trades have for years been at odds with managers, preaching never
go there, pay's less and they are suck asses. So far from the truth.
 New TM'S are educated, inexperienced, and in need of acceptance. I
suggest ya meet them, greet them, and accept them. They will remember
you down the road.
 One more point that need's to be made is about the dummies that are
running this company. Just hope they can stay dumb enough to sell
enough freight to make payroll, when many make over 70k per year, and
most over 40k. Not to bad in my humble opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2015

Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. 
How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or
what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2015

You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later
when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that
most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee
record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only
apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made
that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put
in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that
use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let
them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need.
Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going
to listen and make the difference? No one.... 

      CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that
gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the
areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban
threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes,
just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood.

      Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the
manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement
and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right!

      So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the
employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that
employee disgruntled?

      Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact
based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull
paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't
care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously
repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also
keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!!

Name: Retired SP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and
other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they
view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees
being the catalyst of the posters.  But, for their information, many
others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the
other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden
Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at
the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or
the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency.

Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with
excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now
history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission,
freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in
long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The
mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men,
efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and
cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was
just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX
managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain
the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the
encouragement of  a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be
harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning,
this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's
West Colton Yard in southern California. An old  head switchman walked
up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him.
The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me,
but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident,
things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles
Division.

Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can
and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only
take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line
managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor
guy going through a divorce, a serious illness  or another of life's
traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now,
take one of your company officers, overly concerned  about him
separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation,
this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes
Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a
railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal
Service.

Name: Rose lake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSELAKE....
         Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure
thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX.
He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a
joint.

The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the
idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually
doing good.
Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and
we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with
them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat
in his office looking out the window.

THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim...
 1st They tell you they don't want to know....
 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it"
 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here 
any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says
          SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them
for a change!

Name: ROSELAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work.
    "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan"
These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat
at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job
offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said
he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had
plenty of time to get it out of his system.
   RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a
marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like
you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he
knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his
AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a
break! 
   MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and
terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call
Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out...

      ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2015

I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS
and Radical Islamic Terrorist
problem to the CSX management.  Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand
man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t
sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX.
They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which
ever worked best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

No discipline for Following Dr's Orders!



MUST READ  MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON!

www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2015

LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny
Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor
had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long,
erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to
this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times.

They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another
freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched
the brakes.

Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two
townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and
burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were
evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident.

Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen
had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work
schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day.

The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of
engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight
trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill.

Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety
concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry,
especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast
majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight.

“Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you
different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a
veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight
train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports
show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes,
the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since
1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the
result of weary crews.

“We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,”
said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union
official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue
countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the
whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The
risk is increasing again.”

National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews
have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing
10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials.

In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2
hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had
five hours of sleep.

Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for
24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and
orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash
involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10
million in damage.

A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting
to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning
signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew
members.

After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer
Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a $500,000
settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and
irregular work schedules.

Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours
and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo.
Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and
broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain,
he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb.

At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic
letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it.

“I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad
is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done,
someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview.
“That someone was me.”

Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents,
though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown.

The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the
railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the
government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee
fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say
doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem.

In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the
railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors
such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating
procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue.

A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North
American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government
and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while
tired, extremely tired or exhausted.

Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a
problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and
conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service.

Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called
to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their
sleep patterns.

The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls
between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian
rhythm produces maximum drowsiness.

Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to
being in a constant state of jet lag.

“There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard
to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union
Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People
have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.”

Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old
law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew
members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for
commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to
six hours of rest is common, they say.

Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake
operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can
drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while
commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month.

“It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R.
Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and
a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight
hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.”

Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk
of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of
American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm.

Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7
million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60
hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those
working 40 hours.

His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue
problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the
association canceled the research.

“They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail
safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business
writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to
restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them
money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are
going to wipe out a town.”

Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of
budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions.

Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long
hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions.

Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey
Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the
end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of
Casey Jones.”

Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over
the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company
executives and train crew members.

Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight
volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show.

Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff
reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad
worker retirements, twice as many as the year before.

Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%.
Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of
engineers has been flat for years.

Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the
fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their
members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and
high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year.

“It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern
Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and
doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so
full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a
dangerous situation.”

Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the
Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires
constant attention.

Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific
train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed.

“There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held
said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.”

Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s,
when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three
collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead.

But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two
Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four
and causing $4.4 million in damage.

The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train
ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It
collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph.

Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but
were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was
killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries.

A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had
probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake
operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making
them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than
six hours of rest the day before.

Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all
hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change,
Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from
Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m.

En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he
neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window
in an apparent attempt to stay awake.

The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force,
which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor
unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government
intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership
was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related
efforts.

Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or
under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and
Union Pacific.

Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are
not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is
seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available,
crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads,
after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty.

Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly
scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more
predictable.

At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours
of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for
undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are
available at several major hubs.

Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring
thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The
companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added
more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003.

The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is
more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that
government regulation would create.

“We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey,
general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
“We have come a tremendous way as an industry.”

Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad
association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad
workers from accidents are at record lows.

Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point,
but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the
association’s senior vice president of safety and operations.

Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest
carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working.

Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite
the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force.

The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal
Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five
major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people.

Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had
worked days on end without time off were partly to blame.

Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have
been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union
Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck.

Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents.

In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of
unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off
during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas
line in violation of the Railway Labor Act.

The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was
severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted
from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off.

“We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg
Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working
12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to
work like that and be safe.”

Union Pacific declined to discuss the case.

The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San
Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year
across its vast network.

The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off
work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte,
Neb.

“Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a
Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight
solutions.”

Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that
further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating
fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly.

Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours
of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of
corporate and labor opposition.

Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their
long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act.

Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s
“10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990.

George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety
office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem
“was one of my biggest frustrations.”

“I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a
huge safety issue.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2015

Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass.   When ever  I get 20 points I'm
gonna just happen to get hurt at work.   Then  sue their asses. Does
anyone know a good  lawyer?    $100.00 a month in Union dues and this
is the shit we get.   I wish we had half a damn Union.      

Anyone thinking of coming out here think again.  You would be better
off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

To the other, other non-employee, for N/A:

You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry.
Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table
while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it
will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already
occurred.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire
employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads
appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control.
Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it
accurate?


"Just follow the money.

The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they
run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough
for the 25% of employees who do make it.

It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security.

A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for
accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded
along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having
to do this for any length of time...

I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make
websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with
hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate
my commitment to safety.

no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my
hands in my pockets for safety and then...

after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am
about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then
drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I
have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my
coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss
any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad
things like death happen.

But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes
and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be
safe.

good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being
awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that
what I am doing could be extremely unsafe.

But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would
never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that
is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That
could never happen they are to smart for that.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You seem to only partially grasp the situation at hand. Railroad
management would oppose the change to an on-call policy because it
would require them to hire more employees, and that would decrease
profits. You are right about the quality of life improving for T&E
employees as well as there being an improvement in safety, but railroad
management could care less about the quality of life for their employees
or having a safer operation. Corporate managers are generally just
greedy bastards that are only interested in feathering their own nests
by increasing corporate profits at any cost.

The FRA website only gives lip-service to safety, and doesn't cost
them or the railroads a dime. Just like the tired-assed Operation
Lifesaver that is run by volunteers. The recommendation for coffee and
naps while on duty is extremely laughable. In who's dreams would
trainmasters stop trains and supply crews with hot coffee? The only
time those assholes stop trains is when they are trying to fire the
crews. And in who's dreams would crews be allowed to sit in a siding
to take a nap?

Your comment that crews are too afraid to do anything but moan
anonymously on the Internet is an uninformed statement. It is the
Federal Railroad Administration that is supposed to be keeping the
railroad workplace safe for employees and the general public. And the
only thing that will tear down the close and friendly relationship that
FRA has with railroad management is the U.S. Congress. But they too are
nothing but whores for corporations and the wealthy. 

So if working people keep voting against their own best interests by
voting Republican, the plight of American workers will continue to get
worse. I just wonder how many UTU and BLE members vote for Republicans
when the heads of their unions tell them not to? It doesn't take a lot
of common sense to realize that voting Republican is a poor choice for
union members, especially with all of the Republican governors that are
pushing anti-union laws such as "right to work."

So whoever the poster is that I am now addressing, he or she did get a
lot right. But I felt the need to challenge a few statements and set
the record straight for my friends that are members of the UTU and BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2015

Retired FRA Inspector that is quite an unfortunate state of affairs
indeed.

The tragedy of this is quite large if you consider that train crews
have ended up being asleep and then dead along with anyone that was in
their path and then posthumously blamed for their own demise.

http://railroadersleep.org/ This FRA website gives tips from old hands
who relate stories of their near death experiences from habitual
chronic sleep deprivation. They recommend coffee and naps at work and
say it is hard to get any sleep anywhere but at work when on call
24/7/365.

How many hard working dedicated crew members have been killed trying to
conform to this system when faced with the option of continue working a
job they worked so hard to advance in for so many years under
dangerously fatigued conditions or be terminated for calling out and
lose a retirement plan that is exclusive to railroads.

When entire crews are found asleep in an accident the mere fact that
this can happen at all suggests it is a systematic problem.

It seems everyone knows this including the unions, the railroads and
the crews themselves and beyond the crews at risk of termination and
death but too afraid to do anything about it beyond moan anonymously on
the internet they would rather die than lose their jobs and retirement
it seems.

So everyone is rolling the dice and hoping they don't come up snake
eyes because its how it is done on the railroad and no ones gonna
change that?

I would suspect the quality of life, the increased profits, the
improved safety records that would result from a 16/7/365 change to on
call policy and giving crews even just 8 hours of scheduled rest in
every 24hour period regardless of their last shift would be fought
tooth and nail for all the wrong reasons. 

Human Biology is not going to change any time soon either
unfortunately.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2015

To Other, non-employee, for N/A,

FRA needs to address this unethical and dangerous practice of calling
T&E employees for duty at unpredictable times. It's not as though FRA
isn't aware of this practice, because I'm sure they have received
numerous complaints. The problem is that FRA is in the pockets of
railroad management. I witnessed this firsthand before I retired as an
inspector. In fact that is exactly why I retired. Unless FRA is forced
by Congress to regulate crew calling practices, they will do nothing.
And with the current Republican majority in both Houses, railroads will
push their unethical and dangerous practices to the limit. Unfortunately
it will take a tragedy of high magnitude to change things now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I guess the real question I have is why has there never been an on call
16/7 365 policy put in effect?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I have a question about extra board work practices...

from what I have learned when you are working a shift of 12 hours you
at least get 10 hours off and can use that time to go directly to sleep
and be rested for anything they can throw at you after that 10 hours...

is there any way of getting a chance for 8 hours of sleep when you are
on call and have not worked a shift but have been awake and expecting
to be called but never called?

is there any advanced warning system that will give you time to rest
when on call 24/7 365 days a year?

or does CSX expect you to be frozen in a cryogenic tube and thawed when
they need you then refrozen till called again?


this has less to do with wanting to take time off for personal reasons
and more to do with understanding if CSX and the railroads in general
have a basic disregard for human biology and the effects of sleep
deprivation on performance and safety.


are the railroad unions so inept and powerless that in 200 years of
operation there has not been a system setup to guarantee that train
crews actually have alotted time to rest that is required by the
biology of the human body?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2015

The listed below post is some piss poor advice. The cert is issued by
the carrier not the FRA. Telling a company trainer what their job is
might just get you a bunch of LEARNING. This poster must have been
outdone a little on the sim by others, so what who cares. Trying to
tell the reason why is a problem, and now he wants to confront
others,,, wow way out of line. Guaranteed fat NOSE.



E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old
crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to
have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

Name: Funny 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2015

CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains,
they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work.
That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS

Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within
proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work.


IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX
STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE.

               CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING
US.
                   
      WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE
OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY.
                CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY
WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?

Name: bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2015

Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's
Absenteeism Policy,
which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two
violations result in counseling
letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline.
Possible discipline for a Step 3
violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the
Manager of Manpower
and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling
disciplinary issues
related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the
Absenteeism Policy,
she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at
and creates an incident
form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy
are removed from
an employee's record after three years.

The three years doesn't change with caps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville
January 28, 2015
CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville,
according to a company spokeswoman.
The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie
Cost said.
“This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,”
she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a
difficult decision.”


             lollololololololololololololool

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2015

NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS

For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the
unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to
entrap crew, here is a quick review

When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to
work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not
and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING
TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY
KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU
ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND
THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A
ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE
FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS
REFUSAL TO WORK.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO
RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW
MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT.
ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM
BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES
WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO
THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS
PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS
SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES
AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE
AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE
IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS
INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. 
HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON
THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU
ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION
FOR YOUR POOLS. 

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT
BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED
TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU
ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE
EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU
WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE.
ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT.

CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU
ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE
CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE
IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY
YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY
CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE
THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST!

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES
WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE
OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR
HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER
AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS.
FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT
CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS
ONE!

Name: d
E-mail: complaint@aol.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2015

Great website. Where is the petitions?

I have been looking for information on FMCSA saying 18 hours awake is
like driving drunk. It's on the mythbusters.



FMCSA NCCDB COMPLANTS 888-DOT-SAFT
•Passenger Carrier (Motorcoach/Bus/Van/RAIL-CREW TRANSIT) drivers.
Don't let the FMCSA guy till you they don't take complaints. He might
send your complaint to or State Highway pitrol OR transit.
only 60 day after event are you allowed to complaint about force
dispatching tired drivers. HOS force dispatched tired or sick. or no 
relief driver. 
http://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov/

OSHA or the NLRB.
If you file with either of these two, make sure they agents don't mess
up you affidavit. Don't take an affidavit on the spot nor let them with
hold your evidence, or take a second affidavit. Don't let the
investigator or agent talk you into  withholding your evidence so they
can spoon feed your employer, hence don't have to give the other side
everything. 

NLRB wont let you have any data from your employer.
osha has a somewhat open case. You can address you reprimands. but if
you don't ask the agent wont tell you.
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.


NCSL DROWSY DRIVING.
http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/summaries-of-current-drowsy-driving-laws.aspx


Don't rely on labor board to help you. There must be two of you and
they will likely discard you complaints.


Where is the private contracted passenger motor carriers protection?
IS A PRIVATE CONTRACTED CREW TRANSPORT DRIVER COVERED UNDER ANY OF
THESE? 


FRSA/FRA, under contractors or subcontractors?
NTSSA, NATIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM SECURITY ACT.
STAA,  SURFACE TRANSIT 
NHTS,  NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSIT 
Secretary of Transportation, 
Secretary of Homeland Security, 
National Transportation Safety Board.
 PUT THE WORDS AUTHORITIES AND BOARD IN PLACE OF ACT WHEN SEARCH THE
WEB.

WHERE ARE THESE REGULATORS OR ENFORCERS? Federal, State, or local
regulatory or law enforcement agency.

WHAT ARE THE MOST LIKELY COURTS?


SEARCH FOR CENTURY CODES, REGULATIONS, LAW, ACTS AND CODES.

WHERE IS DRIVER FATIGUE PROTECTION WHEN FORCE DISPATCHED? 

YOU LOSE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN VENT ONLINE, OR AT AN INVESTIATOR OR AGENT.
POST KINDLY. DONT USE NAMES OF PEOPLE OR BUSINESSES. USE TOPICS, AND
SYNOMINS. LIKE EMPLOYER OR BOSS. KEEP TIME LINES. ALWAYS BE ANONYMOUS.

DONT STOP TRYING TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. 
Drive safe,
Anony Mous

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

Name: WTF?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

go figure this.....

NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF
ALL DAYS...... 

READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

BOB

You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee
gateway or in any bulletin.  IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS
MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY.
IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE
SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH
THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT.

NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT
THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY
CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE
COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY
PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL
LONGER THAN THAT!  THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE
DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN
UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS
IT WOULD CAUSE.

WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN  VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR
FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES
STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER
UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF
EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND
BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY
FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP
EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING
ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY
HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE
DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY
UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS.

ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR
DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU
WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS!
WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS
APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF
TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR
APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED
WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN
IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT
GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED
SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS
PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE
THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID
SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE
THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND
DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO
GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST
MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I
MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE
ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS
WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP
YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. 

IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF
SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE
MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED
AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE
MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM
TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK
ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY
WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM,
THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS
WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE
PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf


Everyone need to read this and pass it on.   BIG WIN for T&E employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2015

This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when
we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those
y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing,
you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20
toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like
right next to  another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus,
plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were
you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and
yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even
bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from
the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them
told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places,
on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some
of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see
what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s
and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off,
that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another
car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they
could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal,
as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that
is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home
instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get
ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we
went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing,
yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well
even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad
eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr
ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp,
that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1
time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would
have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18
young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e
when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today
would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those
places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as
that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it
was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the
most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin
pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about
collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and
farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall
in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and
you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1
of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT....
And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it
how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2015

This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when
we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those
y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing,
you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20
toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like
right next to  another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus,
plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were
you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and
yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even
bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from
the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them
told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places,
on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some
of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see
what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s
and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off,
that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another
car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they
could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal,
as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that
is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home
instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get
ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we
went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing,
yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well
even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad
eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr
ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp,
that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1
time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would
have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18
young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e
when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today
would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those
places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as
that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it
was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the
most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin
pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about
collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and
farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall
in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and
you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1
of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT....
And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it
how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.

Name: BIG JOKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2015

INVESTORS


The company is once again starting off 2015 just as expected. In the
last 3 weeks they have managed to lose the location of trains or the
identification of their contents. A crew went to get a train 5 days ago
that was supposed to be a loaded train with 4 engines. The crew
couldn't get a work order for the thing to begin with. The work order
department didn't have a single bit of info on the train. They did
however send a sheet of paper with 4 engine numbers on it. When the
crew arrived at the trains location there were only 3 engines and the
train was empty.  You think this is a rare incident, THINK AGAIN! Now
the question you should be asking yourself is, what are you going to do
and what is your company going to be worth when they lose a key train
with highly sensitive chemical cars that are listed as terrorist
interest materials used for mass destruction. 
Better wake up and start taking a look at the internal departments and
start investing in your personal savings account!
HOW THE HELL DO YOU LOSE THE LOCATION OR THE CONTENTS OF A TRAIN. THIS
ISNT YOUR CAR KEYS OR YOUR WALLET. BIG PROBLEM HERE!

Name: Lucky 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2015

Love this site........

Name: Blank
E-mail: Blank
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2015

Does anyone know if csx got the 300 voluntary buyouts? Will there be
involuntary separations and if so when and what departments?

Name: alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2014

ALERT ALERT ALERT


WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS
NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING
DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING
ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!

Name: kevin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2014

I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend
their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I
work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still
lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick.
YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND
POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat
fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people
skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've
pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to
hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell
cocksucker!!!

Name: Facts 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington
Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order
to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are  2 ..
How bad that the employees hate them.  3.. How offen that they show
they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation
dumba$$ for being you..

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington
division" goes to  Shiloh Campbell and David Benson.  To achieve this
award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and
they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on
the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of
people and management skills. True idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

Name: Paul Lopez
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2014

WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I
visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see
this site still up and running!

I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk
car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss
the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its
employees during the first years of its takeover. 

In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my
years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that
weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I
don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it
meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive
into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.

Name: NOTICE 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp
dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS....
You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back
side........ You must have a man crush on him......  
         F   A    G    G   O   T   S.

Name: sanatshelper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2014

LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS!

With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas
time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little
assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers
on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay
attention!

For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a
lesson
EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED
AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE
PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS

When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you
they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another
locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming
they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. 
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the
powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6
axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been
upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that
Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is
about making track speed. BULLSHIT!  You know as well as anyone else if
something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD
ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM.
They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE
POWER IS ISOLATED.
So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it
all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because
he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES,
BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED
AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all
over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had
more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the
dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You
think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make
the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in
the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up!
Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the
rule!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR......

Name: pissed off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2014

FRA and Union drops the ball


Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety
bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to
blow their bozo balloons up!

Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a
clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the
territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order
the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the
engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and
run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to
see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him.
What happened to this so called all important conductor certification
that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an
engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and
pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the
train.

Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on
territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they
don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't
worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't
want to get in trouble either!

What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important
than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a
shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick
their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to
handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got
to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing
about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA
training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap
didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach
himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months
before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is
way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a
conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car
somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and
help this guy do his job!  FRA better get off their asses or someone is
going to half to get another government agency involved!

Name: True story 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of
the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start
making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you
know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever
this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire
managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the
street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE
RAILROAD.     1 --Ex-board  ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2
--- harassment  by new management  ( No people skills)  3 ---  Every
time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in
your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ...  
4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle.  The divorce
rate is very high on the R.R.        You will lose it all...... It's a
gamble....... Think about it new hires.......

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show
a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet
our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company
doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're
bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the
planet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2014

Just sits there loud at night. No respect for the neighbor hood. No
station.

Name: Always awake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2014

L&N

If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another
on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is
no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad
ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the
dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers
know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain
miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk
power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last
thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on
purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they
don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these
trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN
OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS
RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE
HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS.
EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS
HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW
WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST
HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC
IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH
POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS
ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS
THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER
CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT!
Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other
dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their
jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much
pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in
their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error
they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are
typing and how many times they take a break  or walk away from their
computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY
WORLD!
AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the
level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer
bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost
doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst
static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend
device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing
cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell
like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and
unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off
every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing
surges and lunges while they are driving.
Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from
running full throttle at 8 the entire trip!  Yeah, lack of sleep is the
least of our worries!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

Look's like KYLE is on board at 12 year's of age!

Gotta love the interest,, but maybe a little more time will bring him
around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana
and just dragging the trains into Garrett and  passing off to the next
crew !  with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train?  doing the job
according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one?  at least
three hours?   how many crews still sitting there on rear units with
the heat on?   say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half?
  hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2014

This note is for di,s and any block operators that are still out there,
i know what you guys do and you have that attitude at times, yea like i
dont care let that crew out law and rot there forever, yes you peeps do
and do it too, cost of a taxie,ot and you dont care rats ass about it
unless you are the ones sitting out in 10 buck 2 for 5 hrs or 16. you
have yer 8 hr gig and go home to a nice dinner and you family and
forget all about the men who are out in the field doing the REAL WORK,
ITS sure not you guys sitting a comfy office, and then when we outlaw,
its are fault, i am not the one who gave me a junk engine that could
not haul the tonnage, its was you peeps who did that, the ones wo
should have had the brains to say you can not move a 17 thousand train
over the rr at even 30 mph with 3 old 1500 hp units, all you say is oh
its level rr you can make it, yea like at 10 mph, when will you fuck
heads wise up??"??

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2014

wish a lot of you dudes would have known me, esp when ya got on the
ground, he he i was a master re railing car and locos if it was not
real bad and to you sig maintainers  yea dam right i knew and still do
know how to cherry pic those electric lock switches, ha ha done it many
times.

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING....


THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS
NOT A JOKE!

ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO
FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE
MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS
NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU
TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE
COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED
WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN
THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY
RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE
TERRITORY.

AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA
CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR
TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW
EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER!

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW
TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP....



IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE
POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO
ISSUES.  IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK....


THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER
TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS
THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS
TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION



AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE
THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT.  THE SUCKS WHO
BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE
CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN
FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2014

Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a
shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld
radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio
communications?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2014

RETIRED.

Oh by the way this guy was the past GC for the BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2014

RETIRED.
Similar incident with speed and road crossings.I ASKED the Engineer to
reduce speed and blow the crossings correctly. He said F--- you and we
survived. I remember it so well, did nothing, never called the
Conductor, never told the Conductor. As a brakeman alone with the
Engineer every trip it was the smart thing to do, but not the right
thing to do. He ran through crossing after crossing with no bell or
whistle, and said the SOB's will not stop anyway! 





Name: RETIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE
STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

Name: RETIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2014

Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR
THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!!      This website is called CSX SUCKS......
this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is
screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or
crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you
can shove those accidents up your backside..

Name: Sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2014

Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This
New policy was  created by people that have nights and weekends off.
They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets
everything that they deserve.

Name: almost suckered
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

READ ALL ABOUT IT
 
THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND
THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS
ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT
AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR
DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE
ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER
STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE
IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... 
THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN
AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM
DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 November 2014

Retired FRA

Yes you did, and you are doing much better, and I THANK YOU FOR THAT.

GOOD JOB

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 October 2014

To the unnamed poster:

Seems I struck a nerve.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2014

CSX is always looking for new TM's simply because they need them.
At times they come from the trades or from the street. Same as they do
for Every employee. If for some reason you think a young collage grad
is dumber than you. Might be true, but the odds are on against you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2014

Mr FRA

You have no idea what an annual review for a CSX manager might be. You
just keep on spouting ,,,What you think.
JEEZ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2014

Last week got called for a train...died on line of road....sent back to
home terminal...next day called for a train....happened to be the same
one....again died on line of road.....went to away from home
terminal....got back home a day later ....got called for work and low
and behold it was the same on I died on 3 days ago...sat on it for
seven hours ...finally a run to the yards....made it to the east end
and died again with it still fouling the west end...must be the new
normal for how tomorrow moves...lol...what a frickin joke....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2014

Most new managers csx hires would not know how to pour piss out of a
boot....let alone try to run a railroad.....

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2014

When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems
likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating
factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with
as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee
morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me
that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into
nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all
of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both
the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is
that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and
Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about
being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone,
especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all
of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring,
FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to
start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call
practices are having a negative effect on safety.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2014

Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in
years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook.  A
puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO  OTHER COMPANY WANTS.
Just take a look and see..   So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on
you..........

Name: Pissed at CSX
E-mail: lawyer09@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2014

I am a long-time resident of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and older,
well-established suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. 

Sadly, the CSX railroad tracks run diagonally through our nice little
town--meaning that you'll be blocked their poorly-maintained trains
not once, not twice, but a whopping three times. 

Evergreen Park, IL is in very close proximity to dozens of southwest
side suburbs. In essence, you could say the suburbs in this area are
wall-to-wall (to coin an old, cliche). More importantly, Evergreen
Park, IL is home to a major hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital.


And our neighbor to the west, Oak Lawn, is home to another--even
larger--hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center. Both hospitals take
all the emergency calls from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments
within about a five to seven mile radius. Additionally, Advocate Christ
Medical Center is a trauma center for all the gunshot victims on the
south and southwest sides of Chicago (if you've ever toured these
neighborhoods, you'll instantly see that it is rife with the lifestyle
that creates dozens-and-dozens of gunshot victims).

Well, back to the original storyline: CSX Railroad. 

Without exception, our quaint little town, Evergreen Park, IL, is held
hostage on a daily basis due the the utter incompetency of this
pathetically outdated railroad company. 

For whatever reason, CSX Railroad has decided that the train tracks
that run diagonally through Evergreen Park should be its personal
parking lot. 

Conservatively speaking, I'd say that CSX railroad blocks traffic in
Evergreen Park, IL approximately 30 times monthly. Remember, folks: I
stated CONSERVATIVELY.

And when this poor excuse for a railroad decides to block traffic, the
blockage oftentimes lasts for ONE HOUR OR LONGER. 

Not only does this create mayhem and chaos in the center of town, it
blocks emergency vehicles from 14-15 suburbs from reaching their
intended destinations: Little Company of Mary Hospital; and Advocate
Christ Medical Center.

As I sit stalled in traffic due to the utter incompetence of CSX
railroad, staring at a Chicago Fire Department ambulance doing the
same, I can only wonder how many people have died inside ambulances due
to being held captive by the boobs who operate CSX.

Complaints to the Evergreen Police Department, to the Evergreen Park
Trustees, and the Mayor seem to fall upon deaf ears. Yeah...they
promise to resolve the problem, but rarely--if ever--fail to address
the root cause--a 1920s style railroad trying to operate in the 21st
century.

To give the citizen of Evergreen Park some "sense" of action, the
village posts nonsense verbiage on the Village Hall electronic
billboard, asking frustrated citizens to call CSX Railroad...as if that
is going to do any good.

For myself, at least, I'm moving the h____l out of Evergreen Park, and
CSX railroad is the final nail in the coffin that perpetuated my move.
But for the elderly citizens of Evergreen Park--of which there are
many--they will be forced to suffer the ignominy of having to deal with
captivity, loud air horns, and the outright ignorance of the CSX
Railroad management.

Name: USE YOUR HEAD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

getting a banner test?             stop  way back   as far back as
possible !       then call dispatcher you have unidentified
trespasser!

 make em walk to you ! once you stop  they cant make you come to them
!

have your doors locked and makem show identity cards  they could be
imposters !

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed
out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some
of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. 
You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep
on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract
time...       LOL.    PUNK's

Name: help us!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2014

HOPE MARTINS



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OK ATOM/WEBMASTER....YOU JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS ONE. I HAVE
SEEN ALOT OF ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM SERIOUS
TOPICS THAT MAKE UPPER MANAGEMENT START SQUIRMING IN THEIR SEATS BUT
THIS?
IS THIS FOR REAL? CAN YOU TELL US IF THIS IS COMING FROM JACKSONVILLE?
THIS ISNT ANOTHER HIDDEN PERSONALITY OF PINES IS IT?

Name: engineer only trains on bnsf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2014

read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man
trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local
and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been
able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors
stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed.
remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they
are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property
basis

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

Name: new rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx
approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all
eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie
a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non
agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces
through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for
walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the
employee.

Name: Cods wallop
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

The overriding problem at CSX is a lack of institutional memory in all
levels. They front level management knows they have crossed the line
into darkness, and for the most part, we don't want their sorry asses
back working with us. So they're in the position of having to impress
their equally incompetent superiors with their enthusiasm and ass
kissing.  Higher than that, the equally moronic directors and such, who
couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the
heel, can't recognize policies and procedures that fail over and over.
Most recently, they are once again insisting that every shove move in
the yards be protected, even if you know the track can hold the cars,
and the current rules seem to permit it. We're getting many 100 car
tanker trains for inspection, and they're bad-ordering 5-6 cars a
train. I guess their intent to to call an extra yard job, with people
they don't have, to switch these cars out.  We had 3 trains delayed
1-2 hours because CMC was too busy to get them called. And that's what
CMC told the train master. Lol.  Sterile cab is a good idea, but as per
normal, CSX will screw up the application.  If Munoz thinks it's a
good time to bail, I'm going to be dumping a chunk out of my 401k.  I
was surprised that he had that much in stock awards vested, but with
this board of unconscious zombies, they probably wrote him an
exemption.  Sort of like when they changed their own stock awards to a
fixed dollar amount from a fixed number of shares, conveniently before
"deciding" to split the stock. Then conducted a stick-up on the
engineer!s stock award.  The mafia has nothing on these guys.

Name: new rules oct 1st
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check
switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle
firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow
handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to
make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure
switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch
and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a
manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is
securely  and properly lined for movement.

Name: fatigue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

FRA...

WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... 

RIGHT NOW IT IS  21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO
ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30
TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40
pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE  POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM
STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME
POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT
OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE.  

THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT
ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND
TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A
SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE
DONE.

SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES
JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED!

HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL
HOME!

Name: Ret. Eng and Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management
practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with
problems.  In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher
levels, they are still in the 1800’s, when it comes to their treatment
of their employees.  In just a few short years, equipment has evolved
in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam
engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law
Departments have much more control and influence they ever before,
right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to
release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe
when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher
positions with more authority, things will change for the better.  The
entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be
scrapped and replaced with a more competent style. Now, no one is
saying ALL managers are bad, no, not at all. But, When it comes to
business practices, the railroads need to do much better. Upper
management seems to have never figured out, with the new short
operating crews, new equipment, constant rule changes, their train
crews need to be much more productive then in the past. With ANY
company, a happy employee is a productive employee. Good morale is a
must or at least a plus. Just take a close look at other industries
around the world and glean what works best.

Name: alert!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

HEADS UP!!!!


Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about
stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they
cant get any bogus write ups on us. 

Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than
250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them.
SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS
AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR
MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250
FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250
FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY
5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY.

FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER
UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU!


A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR
CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. 
CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT
AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF
WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT
EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND
COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED
THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. 

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2014

50 ft or one car length safety stop.
I find this interesting enough to comment.

With no radio the engineer would stop as per the rule when the trainman
was not in sight. They very seldom did, and those that did were ass's
simply because at times ( if you know where you are) it just happens,
and they reappear when the sight line is correct.
At times the speed was so fast that the trainman could not get off to
signal the engineer to slow down, now that was not very often. Most of
the time walking was easier than holding on.
So now we have the 50 ft rule. Simply and over reaction, to a simple
problem. Stop before making CONTACT.

I can tell ya why they are going to measure the distance today. Folks
are trying to get real close, (as would I), and it is an obvious rule
violation.

Now the bad part is----when I say stop, or the engineer hears stop---
how far is that? I have seen real quick stops and others that take a
lot more room, some engineers have a feel for the stop signal coming,
and others are not as aware.

JMTCW

Name: UP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2014

Posted by Fed UP
Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in
testing procedures.
 " measuring  tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to
the
test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me
>>>>>>>>>>

Trust me, this is all about justifying their Jobs. It is a direct
reflection of the Division Mangaer/Supt. If he is on the Trainmastes
ass, then it runs down hill. CSX needs to adopt a better system of
discipline. Even The Union Pacific is more employee friendly than CSX. 
You need to remember, CSX is attempting to run their railroad like the
military. That is still 1800’s management thinking. But, that’s where
their heads are. If I were a CSX operating employee, I would go to work
with a big lunch, figure each  trip is going to be 12 hours plus and
give them 100% rule compliance.  If they want a 50 foot safety stop,
give them 75 feet. The best way to get rid of a bad rule is, comply
with it 100%. I have been told, some Trainmasters instruct conductors
to show ALL work be done, when it’s not, so as to receive their bonos
checks. That’s something that should stopped.

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2014

This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus....         CSX SUCKS
BIG ONES

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2014

Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in
testing procedures.
 " measuring  tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the
test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2014

Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures
coming out.  This company and lost they're freakin mind...  Here is
one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is
one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet
( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot
stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a
measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of
many ....

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2014

CMC MANAGER

WE suggest you get out of your seat and office and start paying more
attention to your crew dispatchers. One of your callers on second shift
put two, not one, but two employees on hold for 45 minutes. These
employees had vital information that could have filled a vacancy that
would have moved a train 45 minutes earlier from its terminal. One of
these employees had been called earlier to be asked to work other
vacancies and when contacted told the caller that they didn't want to
work anything but their pool they were assigned to. According to the
employee the caller had a bad attitude and hung up on them. When it
came time to run the rosters for a vacancy of his pool, they called his
house for exactly 3 seconds. They made no attempt to leave a message or
contact this employee even though he had made it clear he would work
that pool. Several of us listened to the recording of the 3 second call
and we all know what happened is true. In the meantime the second
employee who was on hold knew the other employee was trying to get
through and was trying to help get the job filled. After being on 2
telephones at once for 45 minutes as well this employee got ahold of a
supervisor at the yard and told them what was going on. He was told how
long both employees had been on hold and if he wanted to get his train
out of the yard on time he better get ahold of a manager and tell the
caller to answer the phone. This supervisor did make contact with
someone in crew management and they instructed them to put the
volunteer on the job and get the train ordered. Did they do as
instructed? NO! Did they take the volunteers call? NO! At this time
there was absolutely no one available to work the train because of
severe manpower shortage. There was even a notation put in the
mainframe on lineups that it was the end of all decisions to fill the
job after trying to fill it for 30 minutes. This wouldn't have been a
problem if they had just bothered to answer the phone. The phone calls
have been saved and proof of all times the employees were on hold has
been viewed by a supervisor. We know the callers have caller ID. I
would hate to think they deliberately refused to answer the volunteers
call because he wouldn't accommodate them earlier and refused to work
the other jobs they called him for. We are not sure why they refused to
answer the other employees call. Maybe because they knew they were the
other employee who would also be on the job and thought maybe they
might tell them the other employee wanted to work and they couldn't
refuse him because there was no one else? The only reason the job got
filled right after the yard supervisor made his call is because an
employee called in to mark up from being off and asked the caller how
long it would be before he was called and they told him right away if
he wanted to take the vacancy. If that employee hadnt called right at
that moment who knows what would have happened. Who knows how much
longer the train would have been delayed just because they refused to
answer the phone! Mr. crew manager, if you think for one moment that
your callers are not rude or they don't play games then think again.
If you think they don't show favorites, think again! If you don't
think there is a pattern of who gets PB days while others can never get
any think again! Pretty soon the straw that broke the camels back just
might be hanging on yours if you don't start paying more attention to
your subordinates! 45 minutes on hold!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHEN YOU
GET HOME I WANT YOU TO SIT IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND HOLD A PHONE TO YOUR
EAR FOR 45 MINUTES. YOU THINK THAT DOESNT SOUND VERY LONG!  JUST SIT IN
YOUR CHAIR WITH 2 PHONES TO YOUR EARS FOR 45 MINUTES AND SEE JUST HOW
LONG IT IS. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND DEFINATELY POOR BUSINESS
PRACTICES! IF THERE WASNT A FIRE IN THE BUILDING OR A TORNADO OR
HURRICANE EVACUATION THEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PHONES NOT TO BE
ANSWERED FOR 45 MINUTES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2014

thank god the members of the SMART union proved they we're smart even
if their leaders aren't. they voted the engineer only agreement down.
congratulations.

Name: Down with the sickness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2014

Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations  ? Positive or
negative ?? Thanks.....          CSX TRULY SUCKS.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2014

Jacob's mom grounded him from Facebook.

Name: jacob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2014

you guys are a bunch of jelous babies and CSX does not suck. The
computer THAT THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS WEBSITE WAS ON A CSX TRAIN!!!
what other rail road do you like? besides its not CSXs fauld, its the
engineers! so stop winnig out of your moms basement a get a life!

Name: health alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2014

HEALTH ALERT

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S
OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE
ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH
RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE
TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE.

WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON
THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN
URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE
CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU
PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR
PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE
HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY
YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF
YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO
YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I
REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON
PLASTIC BAGS. 
RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR
REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW
ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES
CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF
YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY
FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES.
IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2014

To Sp Engineer,

Please remember------ for many years there was nothing.
then came the toilet on the locomotive. The early cab units had them in
the rear beside the rear door. They worked as long as the water tank was
filled, same as passenger coaches, however they were never serviced, and
you can imagine the result of that.

When they were outlawed by the environment community the NS could have
retrofit and installed holding tanks, or buy new. They did neither, and
now you have the folding stool. For a while they were thrown everywhere
which resulted in numbering each one. Yes they were signed for and
assigned to every T&E.

Now you know the rest of the story.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2014

To Sp Engineer,

Please remember------ for many years there was nothing.
then came the toilet on the locomotive. The early cab units had them in
the rear beside the rear door. They worked as long as the water tank was
filled, same as passenger coaches, however they were never serviced, and
you can imagine the result of that.

When they were outlawed by the environment community the NS could have
retrofit and installed holding tanks, or buy new. They did neither, and
now you have the folding stool. For a while they were thrown everywhere
which resulted in numbering each one. Yes they were signed for and
assigned to every T&E.

Now you know the rest of the story.

Name: SP-Eng.-
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2014

I was told that CSX hired many of the former NS management people. Is
this just a rumor? If it is in fact true, it’s no wonder there are so
many labor problems. Back in the 1980’s NS had to be forced to buy
toilets for their locomotives. At that time, they gave the train crews
a bag to crap in, then toss it out the window. It got so bad that local
farmers, and others, were bitching so much, NS was forced to buy
toilets.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2014

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj.
Pass it on

Name: Jacksonville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow
..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2014

Yellow Signal means,,,, shut up. Engineer's understand this,

New Conductors and others may not. The FAA has had this for years
for good reason.

I have seen Engineers stare at the speed, spit on their gloves, turn
the light on, then off, move around in the seat, and make a set. It
comes with time and is critical. Many of us have relied on the correct
decision at the right time, and many folks are alive today, based on
THAT.


Many of you ride the left seat, and some the right. world of
Difference.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2014

yes its the new sterile cab directive starting september 1. under the
guise of eliminating distractions and justifying the jobs of the
operating rules department crew members must be extra vigilant now
under the conditions outlined in the bulletin. of course we we're
vigilant before without being told due to wanting our paychecks,
benefits and pensions. i wonder if avoiding distractions will
eventually lead to the carriers saying the second crew member is the
distraction. just ask the bnsf utu general committee who may vote to
eliminate their jobs that question.

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2014

Have any or all of you in the CSX Operating Dept. received the new
“Yellow Gag Order?” Something to do with, after going by a yellow
signal, there is to be no conversation in the cab. Maybe some here can
elaborte more on it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2014

Is it ok for me to say "working here sucks and what will these dumb
fucks think of next" while operating in a "STERILE CAB""! HOLY
SHIT!!!!!

Name: mad shitter
E-mail: Todd novak .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

Collinwood  ass hole Todd Novak  shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14

Name: Fed-up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave
your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that
this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this
railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts
for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to
come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the
first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL.  ....
IDIOTS !!!!!!!!

Name: CONCERNED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2014

IMPORTANT!!!

HAS ANYONE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS USING THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL ON THEIR
RADIO TO CONTACT THE DISPATCHER AFTER THEIR TRAIN HAS GONE INTO
EMERGENCY?????

SEEMS THAT SEVERAL ENGINEERS HAVE TRIED AND IT DID NOT WORK. THEY
FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR DIVISION TIMETABLE AND IT STILL
DIDNT WORK. DISPATCHERS CANT ACKNOWLEDGE IT. THESE ENGINEERS HAD TO USE
THE REGULAR TONE TO GET AHOLD OF THEIR DISPATCHERS.

ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY THIS PROCEDURE WAS SET FORTH BY THE FRA AFTER
SEVERAL TRAGIC DERAILMENTS AND IF YOU DO NOT USE IT YOU WILL BE
DECERTIFIED. IF YOU HAVE HAD PROBLEMS DID YOUR SUPERVISORS INFORM THE
FRA? HAS THE FCC BEEN NOTIFIED?  IF SO, WHAT COURSE OF ACTION DID YOUR
SUPERVISOR TELL YOU TO TAKE?

THIS QUESTION WAS ACKED OF SEVERAL UNION REPS AND THEIR ANSWER WAS TO
WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE WAS CHARGED AND TAKEN TO INVESTIGATION. 
THAT IS AN UNACCEPTABLE ANSWER!!!!!!

IF ANYONE WAS INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE THAN THE ONE
LISTED IN THEIR TIMETABLE PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2014

This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the
river!  His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers
mouths.  Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good
deal in the end.  Have you noticed that since letting them bring in
remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man
jobs?  Good deal ???  Say what you want about the BLET.  If this gets
passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is
willing to just hand it all over?  If I were a conductor and concerned
about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU.

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2014

If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a
little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007
article 2.  It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their
hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves
and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here
or any other railroad forum.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2014

The UTU/SMART union sells out the membership once again!

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/17/5978214/bnsf-union-reach-agreement-on.html

Name: donate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2014

POSTERS


Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The
man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company
that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his
wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every
year.... cant do it all!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired
like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot
enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O
on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life
with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the
Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the
men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?----
--------------------------------------------------------------------
WHAT IS THE NSTB? just asking

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2014

IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED?  WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR
REST ?

ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS !

ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS?

DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS?

IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE
!

ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY
I CHALLENGED  SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN
BY ! I CHALLENGED !   30 FT RULE THEN,  CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ?
WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING
AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER  TO LAY BACK !  PICK YOUR BATTLES!



ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT?  THINK  THINK THINK

 
WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S  YOUR IN CHARGE  NOT THE DRIVER!



KEEP SAFE !  BE SAFE !  TTFN

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! 
Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And
his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington
Division. Please come and check out these two morons.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired
like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot
enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O
on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life
with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the
Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the
men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Dumbest Company Officers:

1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree
                      Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob 
                      Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut
                      The 3 in his name is his IQ

2) Robert Frulla:     same as above only add arrogant and has a 
                      ego the size of his fat head
                      and is a legend in his own mind

Name: Crying 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Our N.S management has destroyed this company..

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2014

CSX MANAGEMENT Is  a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a
good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of  THE END OF
CSX..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2014

June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Some things will NEVER change!

Name: Crazy Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Beat you     Not   "Up"

Name: Crazy RAILROADER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Attention  "APE"     I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell
me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make
it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk.  
Period !!!!!!!!!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2014

Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just
about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him.....
Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and
John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2014

Tired:

First of all, I was a motive power and equipment inspector at FRA and
did not deal with hours of service issues. And secondly, I believe that
FRA is so deep in the pockets of railroad management that they no longer
care about the health and welfare of employees.

When I went to work at FRA back in 1978, the railroad labor
organizations had a great deal of clout with that agency. But when
Reagan took office that started changing. Eight years of Reagan and
four years of G.H.W. Bush certainly had its toll on labor's voice in
government. Things improved slightly during the Clinton years, but the
next Bush undid all of that. When Obama took office and appointed
Joseph C. Szabo as FRA Administrator, I expected the pendulum to swing
back the other way, but unfortunately it didn't. Szabo was a huge
disappointment. Especially since he had previously been a railroad
labor union official.

I certainly hope that things get better for the folks that work for
CSX. But unless the labor unions in our country get strong again, it
won't happen. And labor unions will not get strong again unless
workers stop voting for the politicians (mostly Republican) that try to
destroy unions, and quit buying automobiles and other items that are not
union made.

And things won't change at CSX until upper management changes. That is
what changed NS, and I hear that they have become a much better railroad
to work for because of it.

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2014

Retired FRA

HELP!!! The crews on the Great Lakes Division are getting pushed to 
the breaking point and becoming mentally stressed out and possibly
stressed to the point of being dangerous. They are so short on man
power and trains are backing up and dogging so bad that CMC is
violating our agreements to the point of madness. The phones are
ringing off the walls all hours of the night for everyone and they are
calling people constantly for jobs they are or never ever were
qualified on even though they have been told to quit calling them
because they are not qualified. One caller ever called a person 5 times
in one night for the same territory they were told the past 4 calls
earlier that they couldn't take and stop calling them for it but they
did it anyway. This constitutes pure harassment and I think the fra
hours of service rep should be getting involved in this. Comments were
supposedly made by upper CMC that its not their problem and it the
crews responsibility to be rested. LITTLE HARD TO DO WHEN THEY CALL YOU
ALL STINKING NIGHT AND KEEP WAKING YOU UP!

Question.... during one of the many agreement violations that are
occurring a cmc manager supposedly stated they could force people up
from the bottom spot on the pools to cover all the other spots that
were empty because the other people took the phone calls and were
working on other jobs(not their assignments) and they could do this
because they were declaring it a state of emergency.

We had an FRA man tell us in the past that the rr could not declare
backed up freight a state of emergency unless leaving the trains would
couse serious harm or possible injury to crews or the public. he also
said that they had certain commodities that were declared by the US DOT
as must move freight. I believe he said it was coal, oil, petroleum
fuels, nuclear waste and mail. Is this correct? We are all wondering
what really constitutes calling a state of emergency. Its not our fault
they cant keep people and now they don't have enough people to run the
trains. Our mental health shouldn't be put in jeopardy because of poor
planning and a high turn over rate!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2014

Insider,
Yep you are correct. I was not that good, nore did I last more than a
few years. And your point IS!

Name: Insider
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2014

I hear that Goofy Goober was a total failure at railroading and only
lasted a short time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 May 2014

Looks like we have the 2 remaing fools.

The FRA inspector General, and
The new way to pay up! the new NON union that want's your money.

WOW what happened to the L&N dispatcher. Guess he went back to work.

I have been on this site for many years, and the one thing that always
comes home is simply, un met expectations!

If ya want a wonderful life and a lot of money, go to school get a lot
of degrees and free lance your skills to the highest bidder.

If ya want to have fun, and work at the same time, get a RR job, and
have a happy life with a reasonable retirement.

GOOFY

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2014

OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than
$244,000 in back wages & damages.

At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless
railroad management.

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983

Name: Railroad Workers United
E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are
pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now
for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it..
but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been
dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We
already have the structure.. it just needs new direction...

Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors
about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political
parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us..
the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or
send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the
CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for
4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!!

Thanks..
JP

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect

Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and


Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have
collectively banded together to 
defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and 

Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted
effort in recent years to demean 
and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and 

Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited
to: 

 Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad
workers in the course of their daily duties; 
 A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”,
both in number of workers disciplined and 
in the severity of the discipline meted out; 
 A record number of firings and terminations; 
 Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report
injuries; 
 Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory
agency for violations; 
 Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict
workers from taking needed time off 
work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such
a policy; 
 Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by
endless denials of claims; 
 Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than
fixing the underlying hazards. 

Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical
health, make for a stressful, dangerous 
and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger
union solidarity; and 

Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems
on an individual basis diverts union 
resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive
posture, eroding the power and 
effectiveness of the union; and 

Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire
railroad workforce, it must be met with a 
concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; 

Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints,
whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an 
important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from
escalating this wholesale attack; 

Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns
this arrogant and despicable 
attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity;
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this
universal attack by creative means; 
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to
acknowledge the reality of this 
omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their
membership to fight this scourge; and 

Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’
Dignity & Respect that will identify 
and address issues that demean and degrade workers. 

This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention 
April 3rd
 & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois 

Railroad Workers United 
Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! 
railroadworkersunited.org  info@railroadworkersunited.org 
(206) 984-3051  PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list
some of the dumbest managers that you know..

Name: Big Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras?

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division.
He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager
( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for.
I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us.
Selling our claims for $1.?? On the day. Lovin life..

Name: Goob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2014

To anyone,

Has anyone worked with the in-cab camera's or Trip-optimizer?

Just curious.

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2014

Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2014

To Collinwood Mad Shitter:

Why do you still post that garbage?  That guy hasn't been around in
years for anybody who doesn't know him.

There are more important issues out here than peoples personal
grudges.

Get a life already!

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2014

Thank you suckers.  I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN
AGAIN. Lol

Name: collinwood mad shitter
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2014

Todd Novac  Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted
for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch
. and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about
you and your history  Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand
this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point
across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT
THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

I couldn't agree with you more.  The carrier has it worded as 2014
"negotiating the single system agreement."

You know yourself that the SSA is a joke as it stands, and negotiating
it again just means they want to take away as usual.   BS!!!!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

Guys we need to stick together. Contract time is upon us and we really
need to think about what is best for our family's . My opinion is that
we need to snap back to the national contract due to the amount of money
that we are losing with this contract. This stupid company thinks that
we are stupid by "given us" 100% of our bonus on the last year of our
contract during negotiations. Pretty slick I must say. Please look at
the facts and in courage our locals to "Snap Back to the national
average" please do the math.. Thanks guys ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2014

this site is a joke right? You all sound like whining children that are
too pussy to actually say something to your superiors, but would rather
bitch anonymously on a site that was designed in the late 80's. even
judging by your very short responses its not hard to see why you've
been laid off. here's a hint: you sound stupid as hell, maybe you were
fired for being a dumbass and not because of any boss or manager.
shocker right?

Name: Thanks for listening.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2014

We could not agree more about needing more chiefs (ACDs) in the Great
Lakes office.  It is absolutely absurd the amount of work this one
person has to do for the whole division.

You have dispatchers calling trains, yards calling trains, chiefs
calling trains.  They can not keep up with re-crews, taxis, yards,
engine problems which most of this gets dumped on the dispatchers. 

There is NO PLANNING on this division with the chiefs.  All they do is
put out fires.  NO PLANNING AT ALL.

They actually call people in and pay them special duty rate to help
out. why?  Why not just add more ACDs?

We use to be the number one division years straight, until they cut the
Columbus ACD, then the Willard ACD, then the Cleveland ACD and put it
all on ONE person for 8 hours.

To the crews out there,  This is why we have problems on this
division.

I could type for hours about the problems we have in this office.  But,
I'll just leave it at that.

Name: Great Lakes Div
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

Listen Jacksonville/Corporate

The Great Lakes Division went from 4 Assistant Chief Dispatchers (16
people) down to ONE (4 people)

THEY CAN NOT KEEP UP!!!!

WE GET STUCK ON TRAINS
WE GET STUCK IN HOTELS

Even the dispatchers complain to us about the ACD not being able to
keep up.

FIX THIS!!!!

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@jagoff.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2014

I have not heard 1 positive comment about the new rule book yet.  It's
pitiful.

As for the "Voice of the Victim" employee survey, geez was that
funny.  Even with the idiots stacking the deck with all their 8-hour
job drones in Jackassville, and probably requiring every knee-padded
manager to participate, their results were still a little beneath
expectations.  This outfit is a joke.  

Some were discussing stock value- and it's not as simple as comparing
a current day price to evaluate.  But I look at it this way.  Before
purchasing BNSF outright, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway had large
positions in 3 of the North American Class 1's.  CSX was not among
them.  Mr. Buffet recognizes bullshit when he sees it, and had not
invested in CSX under Mr. Ward's "Land of Deception and Delusion"
reign.  

"Things will be different after the revolution."

"I'm not going to give them hell.  I'm going to give them the truth,
they'll just think it's hell."

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2014

I don't usually post to all forums, but I would like to have some input
from everyone.

I received my new Operating Rules Book the other day.  

To say I was stunned would be a drastic understatement.  What idiot
thought hauling around this 5 pound boat anchor around was a great
idea?  Haven't found a bag big enough to tote it in.  I have the
largest TuffBag, and while I can wedge it in a side pocket, there's no
room for anything else.  How much did they spend on that stupid binder? 
And the moronic tabs?  A decent index was all that was needed.  Received
the new timetable.  Amazing.  2 years of bulletined changes, and I
don't think any made it into the "new" timetable.  The seem to only
have changed items pertaining to their "new" simplified orb. 
Unfortunately, they didn't even manage to get that correct either.  

Whoever came up with this, everyone of the boobs in Jacksonville who
signed off on it, should have to carry it in from their vehicle each
day they come to work, and haul it with them everywhere but the
restroom.  I can't believe any person who actually worked in a craft
gave any approval to the production of this.  If they did, they should
just curl up and, well, let bad things happen to them.

Would anyone who has received this monstrosity please post a brief
opinion of this CSX product?  Thank you.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2014

You guys are idiots... This web site is called  CSX SUCKS not  LBT
SUCKS.. You idiots, we don't care how many people that  lady dates...
Focus on the company... Cry babies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas T&E employees!  Especially the employees who have been
HARASSED, INTIMIDATED, and FIRED by this unethical outfit that calls
themselves a railroad!  CSX DOES SUCK!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 December 2013

Legal troubles...

Its a growing trend these days when any company gets wind of one of
their employees are in any kind of legal trouble to take action. In
most cases its separation because the company is only concerned with
their public image. As long as your story stays out of all media you
might be able to go on undetected. If you are convicted and the company
conducts a background check on you, you might have some questions to
answer. I guess best case scenario is you make all of your court dates
and serve you punishment with out disrupting your attendance record. If
you start missing a lot of time im sure someone is going to start
snooping. The worse case scenario is conviction comes with some time to
serve and then how do you explain all that. Hopefully your lawyer works
up a plea deal if it looks like your going down for the charge.
One of my coworkers got arrested for domestic violence...was
convicted... his sentence was for him and his wife to attend classes
and pay a fine...no jail time. All his court dates were on days off and
same with his classes. He lucked out.

Name: JP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2013

Are you pissed at CSX.. Are you pissed at your Union.. You could do
something about it and Join Railroad Workers United... 

Check us out..

www.railroadworkersunited.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2013

ACL Man here...

Thank you guys for all of your advice. My surgery is scheduled for next
week. I absolutely have to have it repaired got a second opinion and
everything. I am trying to be objective through all this and I think I
am going to wait to see how the company treats me before I take any
other action. Their actions will dictate mine. I have some lawyers
recommended by my union but will wait to call them until the company
gives me reason to. Thanks again to all... wish me luck under the
knife... and everyone have a great holiday season. Take care all. Be
safe out there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2013

Mr ACl man, make sure you ask your Fela attorney which union he works
for before you hire him...lol  Stay away from Dr Tia Chung
(orthopedics) in Montgomery Al, he is a yes man for you know who...lol
By the way it sounds like you have a few union men giving you some
advice...lol  Ask yourself if there working for the union or csx or
both.... Watch out for snakes csx is full of them......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2013

Mr ACL Man:
 You can expect anything, I was off with a shoulder injury and csx went
as far as having someone approach my mom and niece in a parking lot, I
now know who they hired to do this...can you say payback...lol (Bucket
list)  They even got to my Attorney, he was a Union Attorney (TCU) but
didn't tell me until it was over.... So you can expect
anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    And they will get away with it
to!!!!!  Forget about the EEOC to, they found for me, but refused to
help me,  Does that tell you anything????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2013

Hello Gang!!!

I was hurt at work (torn ACL). I require surgery. I just would like
some advice from some Railroad Veterans... Is the company going to find
a way to fire me? Should I be looking for CSX employees to be disguised
as telephone workers to conduct surveillance on me, tap my phone,
monitor my internet usage? I feel like I am in for a wild ride with
this company. Any advice? Any I deal what I could look forward to for
damages? Any insight would be great. Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2013

{SEX at CSX}...lol     I worked for csx for almost 13 years before I was
set up, harassed, threaten and terminated I seen a trainmaster that is
now with the FRA go after many women and get a few of them according to
him....lol  I seen a terminal trainmaster (female) with another woman
setting in her lap kissing...LMAO The same woman that was setting in
her lap was having sex with another trainmaster a year or so before
that....lol But she was a switch hitter and when your a switch hitter
or just gay and you are willing to do anything  for csx, they will
reward you.....lol  Just like the newest clerk that is now in
Jacksonville, she had been arrested for various things and caught
stealing from csx, but there was nothing she wouldn't do for csx, now
she's in Jacksonville where she belongs.... You guys in Montgomery
know who she is....lol   CSX does not terminated these kind of people,
they move them from state to state or move them back to their old jobs,
you know how it goes!!!  From a Clerk to a trainmaster back to a
clerk..... Or back to an Engineer, isn't that right Danny
Boy........LMAO    Sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut and
don't do your union job (TCU) like you should, csx will move you from
Birmingham to Jacksonville as well, no name needed here, everybody in
Birmingham knows who you are ....lol   I need to write a book.... 
Before I forget, I was told by a (TCU) union man in Jacksonville that
all CSX had to do was make a request and he would  remove any part of
your agreement that they wanted to be removed, now for all of you
people that believe your union in Jacksonville  is ready to protect
you...lol  Get Real

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2013

In reply to the Retired FRA inspector, the only way I could prove it, is
if I could get the FBI to interview the people that was there, I have
informed the EEOC, but they had already closed my case and refused to
re-open it....  The EEOC did find for me, but would not help me in any
way, so that tells me that csx has a lot of pull with the
Government.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does
anything about it...  Let me tell you about my union man.  He stood in
the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man  (Don)
scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up
and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union
(TCU) and told them ????   No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call
yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and
date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend
myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of
Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about
these events, didn't they Jason!!!!   I've always heard what goes
around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust
me it will""   
 
 For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of
the people that work for them, most of them, but not all are former
train masters, that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a
former train master ask me every day if a switch was right and this
same man now has a job with the FRA....lol  You guys in Montgomery know
who he is.... The same man that would stand in front of you with his
fist clinched and try to tell you what to do and intimidate
people....Wowwwwwwww

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I posted the truth about being harassed, set up and terminated and the
truth about my TCU union man (Mat) finding out about it or hearing a
man (Don) in the round house (Birmingham) screaming that he helped set
me up, its under the Harassment section of this thing if anyone wants
to read it....  One thing I can't understand is how the "EEOC" can
find for me and not help me sue CSXT or help me in any way????  Does
anyone know the answer to that?????

Name: 
E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" 
CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: Company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving you piss ants. 365 days in a year and we can't shut
down for the holidays. So grab that turkey leg and work boots and get
to work.. Our bonus depends on you..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

November 26, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

I forgot .. Please post names and location of managers that were hired
in there home location.......thanks so much

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

Serious  question ... Does anybody know if anyone has been hired in
there own territory as manager Within the last six years? This is very
important..CSX SUCKS HARD!!!!!!! Thanks guys have a blessed
Thanksgiving and Christmas.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2013

Goober:

Good riddance asshole.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2013

After many years on this site, and I have loved every minute. It is time
to go. It has run it's course, and the real RR folks have left. I loved
the debate with real RR people, and always respected this site. The real
folks are now gone, and so am I.

Goofy

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2013

Ryan Barrs, radnor switchman/conductor, was caught doing gay porn. I saw
it with my own eyes. Ryan barrs sucks dick, literally and figuratively.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 November 2013

It is the weekend and "they" are still assholes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2013

And "they" are still assholes today!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2013

"They" are assholes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2013

they treat me bad

Name: CSX Board Member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2013

Our hearts go out to everyone that has been killed or injured as a
result of our operations. And we would like to assure you that we are
doing everything possible to make CSX the safest railroad on earth. In
fact, our engineers are now working to improve the steering systems on
all CSX locomotives. And we are also equipping our trains with the
latest in brake technology. In addition, we currently have on order
thousands of mattresses to apply to the fronts of our locomotives to
absorb the shock when people walk or drive in front of our trains. So
rest assured, our railroad truly places safety ahead of profit. And all
of our stockholders are adamant about that.

Your Partner in Safety,

CSX

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 November 2013

BLET/UTU SUCKS .......... Not the unions that we once had..... BLET/UTU
BOUGHT AND PAID FOR....       Period ....    FACT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2013

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection.
BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period.        BLET/UTU SUCKS.------
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Drop out, be a NO bill, refuse to pay up. Go to a union meeting and
meet with all 5 that show up and tell them, (I am no longer Paying) Go
home and rest, because you are going to need it.

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection.
BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period.        BLET/UTU SUCKS.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2013

The NTSB has begun an investigation into the two BART fatalities. There
was an inward facing camera and audio recorder on the locomotive, which
should help tremendously in the investigation. According to the striking
union, the accident engineer hadn't operated a train for years.
(Source: NBC Bay Area, October 20, 2013).

I wonder if management was more interested in maintaining BART
operation than assuring safety during the strike.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2013

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? 
 TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! 
  BE FRIENDS  WITH THE TRAIN MASTER
BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN !  KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN!
DON'T LISTEN TO  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS!
HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW  YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX  
THERE'S NO BODY  TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU !
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES
WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY !
 OH YA  ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS
IN THE BACK !

JUST A FINAL THOUGHT FOLKS ALL RAILROADS HAVE YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB
UNTIL YOU GET KILLED ON THE JOB ,GET FIRED, OR JUST PLAIN QUIT, HMMM GO
ON DISABILITY? 

PAID MY DUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS DIDN'T LIKE IT ! BUT THE UNION SAVED MY
JOB AGAINST PETTY CHARGES ! ALL TRUMPED UP! 

ON ONE OCCASION
I DID SERVE TIME FOR A WRONG ACTION  AND GLAD FULLY ACCEPTED  DAYS
OVERHEAD INSTEAD OF JUST BEING FIRED ! DO YOU WANT A JOB WHERE THEY CAN
FIRE YOU AT WILL?.......BE CAREFUL  AND USE DUE PROCESS IF YOUR UNION
MAN WONT GO TO BAT FOR YOU GO THE NEXT STEP IN A TIMELY MANNER

KEEP USING THE PROPER STEPS AND APPEAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN  EVEN IF YOUR
GUILTY!
 KEEP GOOD RECORDS !




WAS BLOWING OFF STEAM HERE    NOT RAILROAD RELATED   WORK SAFE  ! BE
SAFE !  DON'T CUT CORNERS!

Name: I heard that
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Step 1
Complain to the union leadership. If the problem is local to your
union, union leaders may be able to help you by pressuring their
members to shape up. However, keep in mind that union leaders work for
your employees, not you. They will not take an action that is contrary
to the broad interests of their members. They may be willing to help
you deal with a rogue employee or union shop leader who is violating
the law or threatening union interests.

Step 2
Contact your state's Department of Labor Development or Department of
Industrial Relations. Each state has an executive branch agency
responsible for enforcing state labor laws and facilitating good
relations between labor and business interests. Each state has
different specific laws and procedures.

Step 3
Complain to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a
federal agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws and has
jurisdiction over union violations of the law as well as employer
violations. They can help you with mediation services and even law
enforcement resources, via the U.S. Department of Labor. To file a
complaint, contact the regional NLRB office nearest you. File an NLRB
Form 508 - Charge Against Labor Organization or its Agents.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Csx does suck.But think about this " We pay our unions to protect our
rights as CSX employees and they have sold us out. Our angry should be
channelled at the unions. The BLET/UTU SUCKS WORSE. By no means I'm I
taking up for this sorry worthless outfit but it's true. Can we
complain to the better business bureau on the blet/utu??? Something
needs to be done fast. The new contracts are approaching!!!! 




                              BLET/UTU SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

same   site more info on  atom !


http://whois.domaintools.com/smasher.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

last post  link  bad             use this  one to see who owns  this
site !  

http://whois.domaintools.com/csx-sucks.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW   WHO OWNS THIS SITE ?  USE  THIS LINK !

http://www.whois.net/

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2013

my own personal opinion,,--- loaded covered 100 ton jumbo hoppers are
the most prone derailment rail cars ever invented, just look at what
type of rail cars today are involved in derailments & loaded covered
hoppers at the top of the list, bad design & they always overload those
damm things, also the flanges on those type of cars wear real fast as to
get sharp flanges which will pick switches& frogs, plus the rock & roll
factor those cars have, they are just bad news all around, i fell safer
with a ammo train than a loaded grain train, and dont worry, the next
thing they will come up with is 200 ton jumbo hoppers.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2013

I hate CSX..  Keep hiring those management BOYS to supervise MAN. Lol.. 
Sorriest company that I have ever seen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2013

Hello All, 

I currently work for CP as a conductor. I am trying to relocate to NY
and have found openings for conductors. After reading this site should
I be concerned? CP is running the same way as the descriptions that
I'm reading here and I'm not sure i can handle another 20 years of
it!

Does anyone know about Selkirk division? Where/how it runs? Should I
just say screw it and look elsewhere? 

Thanks in advance

2 1/2 years conductor, 1 year yard clerk, 10 years service center clerk

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2013

Does anyone know for sure that atom smasher still owns this site. Could
it have been acquired by someone at csx? How do you find out if it
wasn't taken over by them when it was down and up for renewal?

Name: KandyDancer
E-mail: Kg4cnc@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2013

Worked for CSX ( C+O ) in the track gangs 10 yrs-----OH ..KY..WV .
Transfe Ed to the signal dept for 12 yrs then CSX , ..
VA..NC..SC..GA..AL..FL .

Name: Legal Eagle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

RE; Retired FRA Safety Inspector:

Regarding the tragic fatal (3) head on collision at Goodwell, OK last
year. The NTSB  reported disqualifiable deficiencies from  a crew
member and yet the employee was allowed to perform service and the end
result was disastrous.
Who's to blame and is that criminal negligence by allowing the crew
member a special wavier?  

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/goodwell ok board/Goodwell
synopsis.pdf

Name: Dr. X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2013

Diagnosis: 
the crap is still flowing freely out the mouths of RRJackAss and
HoMoNoMoGetaLifeYouDeadBeat. AtomSqueezer must be off whacking his
subliminess smallness schweicher nodule, his brain cancer is terminal.


Prognosis: Death by Bullshit. 

Cure: jump in front of a cement truck on Interstate 99. Nothing else
will cure these old pathetic geezers.

CSX wizened words of the day:  "shut the fuck up, stupid". 
Courtesey of your CSX management team.

Only sane person on here: Robert Pines

NoMo, tell your wife that her next proctology exam with me is tonignt
at 10pm, room 620, Hilton Hotel. Tell her to Bring some extra coconut
oil this time.

Name: Happy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2013

Frulla will be the new V.P of the northern region effective Sept 1....

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

Heard Frulla was going to the northern region, not sure what position he
was promoted to. This was from Jacksonville.Scheduled to take place
around September 1.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2013

Active FRA:

Let's get something straight right now whoever you are, I retired on
my own free will. I was even asked not to retire by my supervisor. He
stated, "I wish you wouldn't retire." And I might just sue your ass
off for falsely accusing me of stealing. A court order would quickly
reveal your identity. You are the one that is lying! And another thing,
I wasn't paid overtime for working nights and weekends. I worked nights
and weekends because FRA management requested that we do so. And your
statement that I said overtime pays me what I was worth is another bald
face lie. You are a real piece of work! 

I retired because I could. I had the time and I was tired of dealing
with asshole trainmasters and superintendents. And because FRA Region 2
no longer supported regulatory enforcement the way they once did,
retirement was a done deal for me.

Yes I did generally inspect outbound trains. And if CSX had done its
job there would have been no delays. I was finding numerous defects
that should have been identified during CSX inspections. If CSX had
made the trains right there would have been no delays. I never cared
that trains were delayed because they did not comply with FRA
regulations. I did not take an oath to facilitate on-time train
departures. I was doing my job in the most effective manner possible.
And because of that, I was bullied and stalked by Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster Lennon Givens. The Lake
Township Police put a stop to the actions of those individuals and
there is a record of that. I understand that Givens was transferred to
Chicago shortly thereafter. 

I strongly suspect that you are a CSX Superintendent or Trainmaster and
identified yourself as "Active FRA." Perhaps you are Rob Burkett.
Regardless of who the hell you are, I am proud of my record at FRA. And
I was never in any kind of trouble or reprimanded for anything. I
constantly received distinguished evaluations for my work. There were
very few inspectors that were finding more defects or writing more
violations than me.

So, you piece of shit, crawl back under your rock with all of the other
snakes!

Name: Active FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2013

Hey retired FRA...Your name is Robert Lusher... I find it funny after
you were forced to quit the FRA that you now stoop to this...Man just
get over it...You got caught stealing and where run out of the
FRA...The facts are that you only worked when you could claim overtime
nights & weekends...You made the statement that "the overtime rate is
the only rate that pays you what your worth"... You where recorded on
video breaking many safety rules...Finally you only wanted to make
inspections on outbound trains to maximize your impact to operations
which you where also recorded saying... The only thing that you spew
that is true is that you are retired... BY CHOICE THOUGH...YOU COULD
HAVE ELECTED TO BE FIRED!!!

Enjoy your retirement Robert...You piece of S****!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2013

I worked as an RCO for a grain company that was serviced by CSX. Now,
granted, RCO jobs tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes
to railroads, but this company really put a good deal of time and labor
into making things go right.  Most of the unloading was automated, so
having one man controlling everything from just above the unloading
grill seemed much safer than two or three trying to do the same job.  

Having said that, most of our headaches tended to come when dealing
with the CSX crews.  I don't know if this was some union thing, but it
always seemed that they went out of their way to cause problems for us. 
From simply putting cars in the wrong locations, making us have to hunt
for them, to one incident that nearly killed me.  That's the story I
will share, but trust me that there are far more.

One day, while dealing with a number of cars in the sort yard before
getting ready to take them to the unloader, I hear a call over dispatch
that the CSX job had arrived and was ready to pick up the outbound
empties. Now that's all well and good, but the rules state that when
an RC unit is in operation, no one save the RC operators can be around
the trains.  This is to prevent collisions and what not.  Typically,
the RC's will shut down to let the local pick up its cars and what
not.  In this case I had the six cars ready to go, and called the
plant's dispatcher to let him know. Since we were on a time
constraint, he contacted the CSX crew's own dispatch and asked him to
have the local hold in the hole while I moved my cars out of the way.
The Local was going to the place I was occupying, so it didn't make
sense to have me stop and block their traffic.

The Dispatch said that he was on a time constraint, but after things
were explained to him he agreed it was the best thing to do.  So, with
that in mind I climb up onto the rear platform of my RC unit (an old
SW1500 as I recall) and throttle up. I wasn't watching where I was
going so much as counting as the cars came out of the yard, when
suddenly I hear this loud train horn behind me. Panicking I slammed the
RC into emergency and dove for the ground. Seconds later there was a
hard crash and the sound of grain cars derailing, corn going
everywhere. Picking myself up I see that I had backed straight into the
CSX local, who for some reason had decided that he was going to come in
anyway.  The engine I was on was demolished, laying on its side, and
ended up being written off as a total loss.  The CSX engine suffered
none the worse for wear, beyond some major damage to its rear plow and
a slight twisting of the frame. 

Took the better part of a week to clean the mess up and repair the
tracks, as well as fix my nerves.  The investigation found CSX
dispatcher at fault.  It was revealed that even after being warned that
a RC was operating in the area, he ignored this and told the local crew
that it was fine for them to go ahead and pick up their cars.
Thankfully the crew saw me just in time and sounded their horn,
otherwise I would have still been on the unit at the time of the crash.
 

The company took a serious hit to its paycheck after the accident, and
while insurance paid for most of it, it was a full year before we were
operating at the same level again.  However we did make changes, such
as installing a chain link gate over the track lead with a large "RC
Units In Use Beyond This Point" sign on it. The sign and gate lasted a
week before another CSX crew drove straight through it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2013

"Tired of whining"

I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?

Name: 
E-mail: broken_rail@hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2013

With all the harassment and discipline being handed out by CSX, it's
time to band together and do something about it! Don't just sit on
your ass with a passive attitude. I reads all this whining about how
bad this place is to work, but never any action taken break it off in
CSX's ass. 

It is a known fact that this company cares little about you. All they
care about is the bottom line. They deny legitimate claims, pay claims
for pennies on the dollar, cheat you out of overtime, lunch violations
etc. The list goes on and on. And what do we do, we let them with out
retaliation. Time to band together and make THEM suffer.

CSX hates bad publicity. 

1. RCO crews, work BY THE RULES ! There is no reason for you to hurry.
You will not be rewarded for your performance, you will just get
another switch list handed to you. Early quit? was it worth busting
your ass over 30 minutes?? Risk life or limb to help these greedy
fuckers increase their profits off the backs of trainmen?
Get hurt and see how quickly they dis-own you.

2. Take your allotted heat / cold weather breaks. Remember, CSX
educates it's employees on proper hydration, heat/cold exposure. You
are allowed to seek relief when necessary. There is NO time limits
between seeking relief from extreme heat or cold.

3.Walk slowly, especially on road ballast. If you slip, trip, fall
while performing your duties, make damn sure you report it. Most of
all, ensure you have on the required footwear. Road ballast is the most
common cause of injuries.
 
4.No favors! Do not take " short calls" from the CMC. If they screw
up and forget to call someone to fill a vacancy, that's not your
fault. Take your 2-3 hour call. Delayed trains cause back-ups. Pisses
off the customers as well.

4. If a company official asks for a favor, and we all know they do from
time to time to make themselves look good and break a few rules in the
process, cover your ass! You are not going to be charged for NOT
breaking a rule. Who will defend you if you fuck up? Not that official
that asked for the favor..... you can be sure of that.

5. Make sure you are "on time". Being late can invite a charge of
delaying trains etc.  Have all your bulletins, train orders and job
briefing when on CSX time. You do not have to perform any duties while
off the clock. You responsibilities start at the beginning of your on
duty time. Not 20 minutes before. So make coffee, change your shoes
etc.  But do not pull your train orders off the printer until you are
actually getting paid. What are CSX pricks going to do to you? Your not
allowed to perform ANY duties on property unless you are on duty. These
CSX officials could even charge you with being on the property
illegally if you get to work too early. Fuck them with their own rules.


6. FMLA  If you have to have it, get it. CSX bastards hate to have
anyone on FMLA. It takes the fun out of CMC intimidating you to work.

7. Quit bitching about your Union and get involved. They are not the
real enemy. Granted, they seem to be in bed with the company recently.

8. Engineers need to do a thorough "calendar day inspection" of
locomotives when necessary. Especially when on overtime.  Note ALL
defects. And most of all, the defects require a visit from the repair
facility. Nothing pisses CSX off more than having a locomotive reported
that needs repair. And the toilet issue, nothing needs to be said there.
We all know CSX locomotives are some of the worst. CSX could care less
about your comfort while sitting on a hot, stinky locomotive for 12
plus hours.

9. Stop way short of any hand throw switch when coming into the yards.
So the conductor has to walk a little. Slow down. Keep the yard crews
from doing their job just causes more delays for outbound trains. And
we all know how these CSX pricks like to lie about actual departure
times. You don't need to go 10 mph in the yard, that's just the
limit.

10. DO NOT take a train over territory you are not qualified on. Even
if you have operated on that territory years ago. You are not allowed
to operate on a division/sub division that you had done over one or two
years ago. CSX would nail your ass to the wall if you took a train while
doing them a favor, and you had some sort of mishap. These fuckers would
be the first to crucify you. What is your defense?

11. You cannot refuse to do what you are told by any officials. If
ordered to do something unsafe, call the FRA or OSHA. CSX loves having
been "dimed" to the Feds. I know, I called OSHA on them many times.
Make sure you have names, dates, and places when reporting.
Witnesses as well.

12. Never, ever give lengthy written statements to any officials for
what ever mishap you were involved.. Keep is as short as possible. 
This is just going to be used against you in any investigation. You may
forget what you wrote. And make a copy for yourself.

13. DO NOT TRUST ANY OFFICIAL ! Regardless of your cozy relationship
with them. In the end, they will protect their ass, not yours. You are
a liability in the eyes of CSX management.


I would also suggest any and all CSX former employees that have been
terminated to contact me. I think we should all pay a visit to
Jacksonville and stage a protest in front of their headquarters.
What are they gonna do, fire us?
Spread the word...............

                  broken_rail@hotmail.com

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2013

Frulla has been promoted!!!!!!!! He is leaving the huntington division
very soon....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

Don't listen to this guy that calls himself HOYER.  He keeps posting
the same garbage about Ashtabula, Ohio.

Nearly everyone working in Ashtabula has been out of service for rule
violations.  What does that tell you about the place?  It tells you
that you can't break the rules there, and the place is no different
from any other yard.  It tells you that HOYER is spreading BS because
he he doesn't like somebody at Ashtabula.  They probably put him out
of service and he's looking for pay back.

More than anything, he makes himself look like a snitch bitch if the
place really was that laid back.

Get a life HOYER, you retard.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I
have
seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But
if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a
free
for all.Guys riding Hazmat tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a
tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX or the FRA
would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be
SHUT DOWN PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

I like how I got an email from my piece of shot LC Wesley Griffin about
a meeting he went to in Boston. He carried all his little buddies with
him. There was a list of all in attendance and these fuckers from
Fitzgerald outnumber terminals of larger sizes. Good to know my dues
are sending that faggit pussy bitch and his company cock sucking
friends on vacation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2013

July 29, 2013 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2013

Attendance Policy and Laying-Off Sick:

In the eyes of OSHA, the railroads cannot discipline any employee for
laying-off sick...even from an off-duty injury. However the carriers
can request limited-medical information from your provider. 
There are several FELA firms that are willingly accepting cases from
train and engine employees who were discipline for laying-off sick.

Due to a recent court ruling, FELA firms were awarded their maximum 
hourly rate for services rendered instead of the outdated $125 hourly
federally mandated rate.

Imagine a carrier refusing a sick employee the right to lay-off and
that employee is involved in a tragic accident. The liability would be
unlimited to the carrier.

Source: TrainLawBolg.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

Just want to share my story. I was a conductor for 2 years with CSX. I
was a yard conductor and RCO operator. Last summer on a remote job I
let an inbound train thru my zones and after they reported clear my
switchman and I failed to line the switch back. So we ran thru the
switch and derailed 7 cars. I was taken out of service and charged with
a major some how though the charges were  rules 46, 104, 913a, 913c of
which none are majors. I was found guilty and fired. I asked how I was
fired and was told I willfully endangered employees, public and
equipment. My union BLET did nothing. Thanks a lot BLET! I am now
homeless. I hope whatever my local chairman got in exchange for my job
was worth it.

Name: Locomotive slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

WE NEED TO VOTE THIS SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT/ Bonus/ bids out on the
next contract . LETS GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL AVAERAGE WAGES. PLEASE DO
THE MATH ...    More money on the national average..

Name: YARDMASTER EXTRAORDINAR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2013

Has David Harris figured out that he lost his best yardmaster to
Hawthorne Yard?  Because he's a prick and don't appreciate his
people.  Just ask Nathan Willoughby.

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2013

Yes... Frulla has destroyed the Huntington division,but if the upper
management doesn't care so why should we.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2013

To all CSX Employees. This site can be a useful tool to effect change.
But you have to realize there WILL be Company moles, Internet Trolls
and other assorted jerks that chime in. So Please do us all a favor and
NOT respond to them, or be baited into their stupid arguments. If I see
another argument with Pines and his followers I'm gonna puke. Just
IGNORE THEM and they will eventually go away. These pukes obviously
have NO life, that they spend so much time on a site about problems in
an industry, that they know NOTHING about and have NO REAL connection
to.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2013

You idiots prove everyday to the company that you are a bunch of back
stabbing babies.You post thing about each other on here like a bunch of
school girls.PLEASE READ THE NAME OF THIS WEB SIte. " C    S     X     
 S     U    C   K   S   ".     Bunch of over paid girls.Band together
and fight..Starting with the unions.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2013

To other, non-employee (Fed Up)

When our unions were the strongest, America was also at its best. Why?
Because corporations were kept in check and forced to pay fair wages to
their employees. Non-union employers also had to pay decent wages to
compete. And unlike the GE of today, they paid sufficient taxes to
maintain our government. The wealthy also paid their fair share of
taxes to prevent a ballooning deficit like we have today. And the wages
of America's working class enabled them to also contribute. That was
economic growth from the bottom up, and it worked great. Now, the
trickle-down economics that began with Reagan have proven to be a
catastrophic failure.

Your philosophy of taking what employers dish out has become common
place today. And that philosophy has exacerbated the plight of
America's workers. So those with the guts to strike certainly win my
admiration. We just need a lot more like them. And we need for working
class people to stop voting for politicians that are against the labor
movement and unions. Workers that vote for those puppets of the wealthy
and corporations are mostly to blame for the decline of the middle
class. They are fed lies by the politicians they vote for. The gun
lobby, the religious right, the anti-government tea partiers, and many
others support the politicians that are hurting America and its
workers. You see, the lobbies I just mentioned get the votes for
anti-worker politicians, and the wealthy and corporations bankroll
them. It's all part of the grand plan, that was started by the wealthy
and corporations back in 1980.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2013

Fed Up:

For all the incompetent people like yourself.  Hostess employees
didn't fail because they went on strike, they failed because
management ran the company into the ground...FACT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2013

Fed Up

If I were you I would walk out now, go on strike. Be the first to
say enough is enough. Then go buy a hostess twink and remember your
Bros. Some got their job's back at a much lower rate. You may rate
that high.

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==mad shitter .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2013

Well the news is out ,they have found out who is the MAD SHITTER at
Collinwood yard , No better than ==Todd Novac === The mad shitter . at
least oncea month  some one shitts all over the bathroom . the cleaning
woman wants to quit .  I heard there is going be an hearing . and if
found guilt ,He should get a swirley in the same crapper that he shits
in .   this is the same person who  took  money from our union the only
way he came back is to be a company snitch . May a heard of monkeys shit
on your head=== Todd novac===

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2013

Is it time to strike yet?  BLET/UTU are the best company bought unions
that money can buy.ITS TIME FOR A STRIKE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of cry
baby push overs..

Name: penny wills
E-mail: pennytwills@aol.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2013

I want to know why you allow men to work on train  crews that fail
drug/alcohol tests so bad that they are pulled from service 1 year.
This 
crew almost killed my family and destroyed my home. derailing a train
in my back yard along with the trestle collapsing

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2013

Hoyer:

Are you back to playing your cowardly games again?  Who is it in
Ashtabula that you have a hard on for?  People don't get away with
anything more out there than anywhere else.  They discipline and put
people on the street just like other yards, and YOU KNOW THIS!

Grow up retard!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have
 seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a free
for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a tie is
made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX would go
out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be SHUT DOWN
PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2013

The difference is, RailRoad has a Monopoly on hauling coal.  Trucks
cannot move coal is large enough quantities to meet a plant's needs.


Inter-modal is a business with massive growth potential.  But you are
directly competing with Truck Load rates so your margins are going to
be lower.  You have to make your money on this with volume.


Another important thing to remember, hauling those heavy coal loads
puts more stress on those engines, burns more fuel, and puts more wear
and tare on the track.  The lighter inter-modal loads run faster, with
less fuel, less wear on the engine, and less wear on the track.

Name: ===Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==shit bag .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2013

HE ===TODD NOVAC ====    boy the truth hurts  maybe you should go back
to cooking !!!!! maybe you dipped one to many times in the secret sauce
!! or is that cum on you check from the train master . you       have no
shame showing you face at work  and we know what you realy think of your
fellow workers  May a herd of monkeys shit on your head===== Fat boy====

Name: ===Todd Novac===
E-mail: I suck a Dick .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2013

=======Todd Novac ======= updates . he has made a complant to CSX about
harassment  that this should be not talked about !!!!!! he claims he
only barrowed the money and as a union official he was allowed to do it
without breaking the law . LOOK at medina county criminal records . We
should all stand up against him Fuck the company And fuck the UTU for
letting him Back Fuck you ===Todd Novac

Name: John
E-mail: na
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2013

I do not work for CSX.  I am in my second semester of college.  But
there is a name that pops up here a lot!!!  And his daughter even told
me about it and I said,"NO WAY!!!"  About this site otherwise!!  And
I can't stand the son of bitch myself!!!  So I must say and admit on
this site right now, I just had the best anal sex with his his
daughter.  HEY, DON'T JUDGE!!!  She asked for it!!  And we are getting
ready to do it again this evening!!  You shouldn't work midnights
man!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOO:0);0)

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: scumbag .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2013

TODD NOVAC  Yardmaster at Collinwood  In at Cleveland ohio . Fat fuck
with a pumpkin head . stoled money from our union BLE and was found
guilty !!!!!!!! and the came back as a yardmaster .It shows how weak
are unions are !!!!! No one should even talk to him .what happened to
employee un becomining !!!! what a piece of fat shit!! I am sure he is
a snitch for the trainmaster . stand up against him he is no good !!!. 
 And also he stated I was going to pay it back . like they all do
!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2013

Think about this. Turnover= quick dime vs slow quarter.

Freight rate is less, but the movement is not there for a long time.
The space is consistent. Now what?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2013

the question about the low intermodal profit margin reminds me about the
old Chevy Vega......GM were able to make a very high quality Vega, for
about 30k a car, that was competitive with the Corolla in initial
quality. What Toyota could do, and GM could not, was to make a high
quality 3K car. Now, can CSX develop a management capable of meeting
UPS and Schneider standards without spending excessive money? It has
not so far. Otherwise you keep the low margins.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 April 2013

Conrail also claimed to have a low profit margin for intermodal
business. But they sure pushed it! I would guess that the rates stay
low in order to compete with the highways. And corporate America will
do anything for a dime.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 April 2013

Ok I agree 14% of the rent and 38% of the space. Now what? Do you want
to throw them out and seek a new renter, or raise the rent?
______________________________________________________________________


Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

Let's review these notes from the Annual Report of CSX, Page 3.

The merchandise business shipped nearly 2.7 million carloads and
generated approximately 57% of revenue and 42% of volume in 2012.

The coal business shipped 1.3 million carloads and acounted for nearly
27% of revenue and 20% of volume in 2012.

The intermodal business accounted for approximately 14% of revenue and
38% of volume in 2012.


I don't know about y'all, but if I had a roommate that was only
coughing up 14% of the rent- they sure wouldn't be taking up 38% of
the space.  

Let's just say- considering all the investments made to support this
low-margin business- what else is going on?  The numbers just don't
make sense.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I agree he needs to be got read of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I know this is not professionalism, but it needs to be said FUCK
Frulla I'm glad the coal fields are finally sticking together and
putting csx in a bind with no one available.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Crane just got Burrus's job. Maybe people can not be so uptight now

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Wake up it is time to consolidate our unions call your local Teamsters
office to get assistance with representation.  

Go to: https://nlrb.gov/forms download NLRB Form 502 – petition.

Download form and get signatures, let us end our differences and
consolidate for the benefit of the employee.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2013

APE 1 yr and Nasty,

Unfortunate is the fact that there are bad apples in ANY industry,
however that being said I don't believe the casual and outside look
you present here represents Union Officers as a whole. Most aren't
"in it for themselves" as you claim. Most are in the job to better
the working conditions for the membership PERIOD. Perhaps if you had
more time on the railroad and didn't look at only what you want to
believe and are fed by our wonderful media, and took the time to show
up at your local union meeting you might start to view otherwise. 
Biased Opinions such as yours presented here are nothing more than
baseless misinformed bullshit and serve to do nothing else than prove
how baseless and misinformed you are about what REALLY goes on in the
union world. Try stepping up and serving others than yourself, do that
and then you might have a reason or rationale for some of what you
espouse, until then you're nothing other than a company troll on this
site.

Name: Nametaker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

Let's review these notes from the Annual Report of CSX, Page 3.

The merchandise business shipped nearly 2.7 million carloads and
generated approximately 57% of revenue and 42% of volume in 2012.

The coal business shipped 1.3 million carloads and acounted for nearly
27% of revenue and 20% of volume in 2012.

The intermodal business accounted for approximately 14% of revenue and
38% of volume in 2012.


I don't know about y'all, but if I had a roommate that was only
coughing up 14% of the rent- they sure wouldn't be taking up 38% of
the space.  

Let's just say- considering all the investments made to support this
low-margin business- what else is going on?  The numbers just don't
make sense.

Name: Stildragon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

For the folks near New Orleans familiar with him- Trainmaster Todd West
was recently seperated from the employ of CSX.  They should have done
it long ago.  Rots of Ruck todd.

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2013

IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AGAINEST OUR UNIONS AND DEMAND MORE THAN B.S
...or face a law suit ..WE PAY THOSE FOOLS FOR NOTHING...I vote for a
class action lawsuit ...They love our union dues but do NOTHING FOR
US....

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2013

Guys ..Here is the bottom line.CSX will indeed do anything and
everything to you.If it benefits the company.But here is some food for
thought.We pay our unions to protect our rights as laborers, and to in
force the AGREED CONTRACTS.I HATE CSX but the company can only get by
with crap if the PAID unions allows it..I believe that I hate the
unions  (BLET/UTU) more because I pay them to screw my eye balls
out..until the unions band together and fight then will we lose the
battle.. GUYS IT'S TIME THAT WE EXPECT MORE FROM OUR UNIONS..the fox
is in the hen house..A DIVISION MANAGER STATED " THE UNIONS WERE
BOUGHT OFF YEARS AGO"  Fact !!!!!!....if it walks like a duck AND ACTS
LIKE A DUCK THEN IT'S A FREAKIN DUCK BOYS!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

WHAT A GREAT JOB! WHO CAN I FIRE TODAY? WHO CAN I TALKED TO LIKE SHIT?
OR MAYBE I WILL TRY TREATING MY EMPLOYEEES LIKE I WOULD WANT TO BE
TREATED! NO THAT WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE GUESS I WILL TREAT THEM LIKE
SHIT BECAUSE THATS THE WAY CSX TRAINED ME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

CSX COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFTY!!! JUST MOVE THOSE TRAINS OR WE
WILL FIRE YOU! GOOD JOB CSX HIRE MORE TRAINMASTERS OFF THE STREETS THAT
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING! BUT THEY SURE KNOW HOW TOO ACT LIKE A
BIG SHOT!READ MORE BOOKS THEN YOU MIGHT LEARN HOW TO GET TRAINS OUT OF
THE TERMINALS ON TIME!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 April 2013

I was a manager at CSX for a few years.  If you are thinking of going to
work for this company run the other direction as fast as you can.  I was
recently fired just because.  I have the whole thing recorded and am
strongly considering posting the conversation on this site.  Maybe this
will make them squirm just a little.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!!!    March 31, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

Sorry but the name should say "fed up".

Name: Feed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

To the conductor 20/30 years....
 Just because CSX does one thing right ( contributing to our 401k plan)
doesn't mean that they need a big pat on the back..CSX will always suck
due to poor management..have you ever the term "you have been
railroaded" or " I have been railroaded" this term has been used for
over 100 years..why ? You ask... Because the railroad takes what they
want regardless of the consequences of the employee ...here is what I
truly believe....# 1 ...the employee's are only human and not
machines... # 2. The employee's need more family time..( railroad
divorce rate is at 85% ) # 3 The employee's need a more structured job
schedule.( regular calling times) # 4 the employee's need to be treated
as if they do matter, and not just a EMPLOYEE ID...upper management
needs to understand that if it wasn't for the employee's (the little
man and women) that their fat butts wouldn't have a job either.. I
believe that in order to be a manager for the railroad you first need
to have