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: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Got some more great news. We need more inspiration and positive thinking
letís keep getting the word out we can win this fight. Here is the
latest on two person crew bill. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a two-person crew bill into law
on August 9, becoming the third state to pass such a railroad safety
bill in 2019. 

Senate Bill 24, or the ďTwo Person Freight Train Act,Ē provides that:
ďno rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in
connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew
consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum freight
train crew size shall remain in effect until a federal law or rule
encompassing the subject matter has been adopted.Ē 

The intent of the bill is to protect public safety. It reads in part:
ďIt is the public policy of the State of Illinois to enhance public
safety by establishing a minimum freight train operating crew size to
address the transportation of all freight, including, but not limited
to, hazardous and volatile materials, on the railroads of Illinois. The
transportation of this freight, coupled with substantially longer
trains, creates significant health, safety, and security concerns for
local communities. Adequate railroad operating personnel are critical
to ensuring railroad operational safety and security and in supporting
first responder activities in the event of a hazardous material
incident, grade crossing incident, or mechanical failure.Ē

It passed in the Senate following its third reading on April 11, 2019,
and passed in the House following its third reading on May 21. The bill
was referred to the Governorís office on June 19. 

BLET Illinois State Legislative Board Chairman Paul Piekarski spent
months lobbying for passage of the bill, and delivered key testimony
before a major hearing of the Illinois House Transportation, Roads and
Bridges Committee on May 7, 2019. Also testifying were Bob Guy and Mike
Renkin of SMART TD. Several BLET members were seated in the hearing
room, including: BLET Illinois SLB 1st Vice Chris Falaney, Division
683; BLET Illinois SLB 2nd Vice Chairman Rick Leschina, Division 32;
BLET Illinois SLB 3rd Vice Chairman Cory Martin, Division 135;
Legislative Representative Jacub Szyzdek, Division 458; and Legislative
Representative Nick Billingsley, Division 251. The bill passed out of
committee by a 9-4 vote. 

Brother Piekarski thanked Governor Pritzker for signing the bill.
Piekarski also thanked the billís two main sponsors: State House of
Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Jay Hoffman (D-113) and State
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Terry Link (D-30). 

Rep. Hoffman said the bill is in response to lacking federal and state
guidelines, coupled with rising concerns on the adequate number of crew
members needed to operate freight trains in Illinois. ďThis bill is an
effort to ensure that freight train engineers have the necessary
support and flexibility they need to adapt in situations of mechanical
breach or failure,Ē he said. ďThis is a huge public safety issue.Ē 

The law becomes effective January 1, 2020. 

Illinois becomes the third state in 2019 to pass a railroad safety bill
mandating two crew members in the locomotive cab. Colorado Governor
Jared S. Polis signed a two-person crew bill into law on March 21, and
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed one on May 15. 

ďI would like to recognize Brother Piekarski and all BLET members who
worked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Hiring 15 conductors for Cleveland!!!!   Posted today

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Willard adding yard jobs next week that lasted a whole week collinwood
buried with around 800 cars they can't switch setting cars off at
Parma and ashtabula because they are buried another brilliant plan by
our brilliant leaders lol I love it

Name: un wanted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2019

the worst union was in collinwood  The union had a office next to the
termanal manager    there standard answer be lucky you have a job 
there were all on special duty and safety commety     never got one
claim paid   and the road union man never worked the road  if you got a
claim you had to pay a kickback  they gave away the caboose  they gave
away the full   started with the fireman    no help , then the flagman
, no help , then the the brakeman , no help then the utility men , no
help   then car count , they made spine cars no help, double stack no
help switch tenders gone , clerks gone late lunch gone o82 gone    bend
over and grab your knees one man crews are comming  dont ask your union
for help  the ton care at all  but keep on paying the dues    work like
sheep thats all you can get . sorry

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

To xtrainer detractor..
I'll tell you what to do.
Throw your grievances in the trash can walk out to your car get in it
and leave and never come back let the office  staff and Foote  do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Watch out Huntington shop! Danielwicz and Logan to visit next week.
Remember the last time those two were there, four clerks were
furloughed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PSR = Positive Shareholder Returns


How many management factor failures did we have today at CSX?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Great news guys we are building steam. The states have filed lawsuit
against the FRA in support of the Safe Freight Act. Thanks for all the
help and support. Here is he latest news 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals.

Nevada has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit asking the court to review a May action by the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) that prevents states from passing laws
mandating train crew size. 

The FRA had said in May that it was no longer seeking a proposed
rulemaking requiring freight trains to have more than one crew member
under certain conditions. The agency said its decision to withdraw the
proposed rulemaking on train crew sizes also preempts the state laws
that mandate otherwise. 

That in turn prompted Nevada, which passed a law earlier this year on
train crew size, to ask the courtís help in reviewing the FRAís
actions.

ďNevada is aggrieved by the provisionsÖbecause they infringe, without
lawful authority, upon Nevadaís sovereign interest in enforcing its own
health and safety statute on the subject of train crew staffing,Ē
Nevadaís Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a July 29 petition.
Defendants listed in the petition were the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the FRA. 


Ford continued, ďAdditionally, the decision to preempt state and local
laws was arbitrary and capricious and without an evidentiary basis.
Accordingly, Nevada requests that the Court set aside the FRAís
decision.Ē

In addition to Nevadaís petition, the California Public Utilities
Commission filed a similar request (also with the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit) on July 25, while Washington state Attorney
General Robert W. Ferguson filed his stateís petition on July 29.

While these state petitions are pending before federal court, Illinois
last week passed a state law requiring train crews to have at least two
members on board.

On August 9 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed Senate Bill 24,
which requires freight trains to have at least two crew members while
in Illinois. The requirement is effective on January 1, 2020. Illinois
follows other states that have passed similar legislation in recent
months, including Colorado and Nevada.

Union members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
ďworked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē said the groupís president, Dennis R. Pierce.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Whether the new law has traction is unclear because of the FRAís
declaration in May regarding train crew size.


But the Illinois bill states that its mandate ďshall remain in effect
until a federal law or rule encompassing the subject matter has been
adopted.Ē

The SMART Union Ė Transportation Division (SMART-TD) is taking legal
action against the FRAís withdrawal of its proposed rulemaking. Leaders
of the union also said it will seek to work with the statesí attorneys
general and lobby Congress for a federal rule on train crew size.

ďThere is going to be a big push coming,Ē said  SMART-TD president John
Previsich at the unionís regional meeting on July 3. The union is also
petitioning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, according
to court filings.

The FRA declined to comment because of pending litigation. 

Meanwhile, the Association of American Railroads (AAR), which has said
that train crew size is an issue that should be negotiated between the
railroads and the unions, reiterated its support of the May decision by
the FRA to withdraw the proposed rulemaking on train crew size.

ďAfter a lengthy and thorough process of evidence collection and
analysis, a public comment period and a public hearing, the FRA
concluded that a federal crew size regulation was unnecessary and
inappropriate because there is no data suggesting two-person crews are
safer than one,Ē AAR said. 

AAR continued, ďThe federal rail safety regulator made clear that its
decision was intended to preempt any state legislative action on the
matter, consistent with federal law and the national transportation
policy of a uniform federal system of rail safety regulation.Ē

Train crew sizes and longer trains
The debate over train crew size continues amid concerns by the union
and some politicians that the safety concerns that could come from
longer trains warrant crew sizes of at least two people. A Senate bill
was introduced earlier this summer addressing train crew size, while
the Illinois legislation cites longer trains for the billís rationale.


The transportation of hazardous and volatile materials on trains,
ďcoupled with substantially longer trains, creates significant health,
safety and security concerns for local communities,Ē the bill said.
ďAdequate railroad operating personnel are critical to ensuring
railroad operational safety and security and in supporting first
responder activities in the event of a hazardous material incident,
grade crossing incident or mechanical failure.Ē

The unions also cited longer trains as an argument for two-person train
crews.

ďAt a time when freight trains are increasingly longer and carrying the
most hazardous of chemicals through our communities, common sense tells
us that response time to critical incidents involving trains is surely
enhanced when a safe and adequate train crew size of at least two
individuals are deployed, which is already the industry norm today and
should be well into the future,Ē said Bob Guy, SMART TD legislative
director for Illinois. 

While train crew size has been the focus of the debate on the merits of
the new Illinois law, the law also addresses rail crossings. The law
details penalties for blocking a highway-grade rail crossing for longer
than 10 minutes under certain timeframes and locations, and it prohibits
a train from blocking emergency responders at rail crossings if the
train crew is aware that the train is blocking the crossing.

Name: ex trainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Engineers

Don't worry about management taking your jobs. First off your union
agreements don't allow management to step across craft lines. If foote
tries this in the US your going to have the media on your side along
with thousands of union members. They don't have to be railway workers
either. Die hard union families know exactly where its coming from.  As
for simulator training, you guys have rights to go after any company
official who learns on a simulator and gets his ride and license from
it.  The simulator is a joke compared to the real thing. Any engineer
with any real experience knows you have to learn to run from the seat
of your pants. You have to know the differences from the slack and buff
feel. You learn from experience when something doesn't feel right. You
know the feel of something dragging or the pressure you get from a run
out or the difference in bumps from the cars or the engines. None of
this can every be duplicated on a simulator and all railroads know
this.  How the trains are built make all the difference in the world.
Sloppy sloshy tankers behind auto racks or any car with a long drawl
bar or empty short cars in between long heavy cars can cause handling
problems. You know the drill if you have some experience. Lets not
forget motors dropping loads in the worst places or bumping in between
motors. A lot more to running a train properly than a simulator could
ever teach someone.
If you find a manager in the seat who hasn't had accredited training
in the cab and got his license from simulator training you need to
immediately report it to the USDOT and the FRA head office in
Washington D.C.

Name: H.R 1748 S.1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.



https://youtu.be/JGF4wgQolJ4

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Iím not trying to pat myself on the back, but Iíve always done a good
job and kept my  mouth shut. I just got reminded that I dont mean shit
to this company! I havenít laid off in over a year and I donít bitch
and I donít ask anybody for shit. Anyway I got written up by a punk
motherfucker for some dumb shit. I forgot to mention I have never run
through a switch or derailed anything. Over 20 yrs of my life to this
fucking shithole and I hate these mother fuckers.fuck you mantle ridge
and fuck you foote. Eat a dick! You are a bunch of lying cowards. Fuck
you!

Name: Avon G@y Lovers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Progress report yaíll!

Iím still going slow.  still making the same money as everyone else on
the shift. I do have one concern about how everyone hangs out in the
yardmaster office to pillowtalk. 

I heard Mr. Seguins threatened a lawsuit against the company for not
upgrading RCL computer, next thing we know heís got his old white
tacoma back and the company has locomotives scrapped on site, grandma
used to say-cats got 9 lives but some only got two left...she was a cat
rancher herself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

These managers blames us for not being able to fill their jobs!! Haha!!
take thanks awards , boot program, double tickets , hold whoever you
want over fire people for stupid shit, screw us over on money.  use and
abuse us and wonder why no one wants to work.. everyone. Even a few guys
that were whores have toned it down and wont do favors. Of course we
stil have  the jackasses that went out and bought 500k houses and brand
new trucks and gotta put their speedway gas station lunches on credit
cards that gotta get 14 time slips a half to make ends meet that will
take any job. But still jobs aren't getting filled and these bastards
are feeling it! Those managers seriously question why no one wants to
mark up.. haha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2019

I bring up an agreement, union guy, ďwe never had that agreementĒ I hate
liars.

Name: Union Rep
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2019

They can do that

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Hey all right thanks got it added I have been leaving support two person
crews on every crewroom and on every train I get off of. Thanks for the
help and support your exactly right itís about public safety and the
crews too. This is a major issue we need oversight on. We need to get
these papers handed out the public needs to know whatís going on behind
the scenes. The public only sees it looks safe. The more people know the
better we are going to be. Glad we can all take a stand and let our
voices be heard. Check out this YouTube video about what happens on one
man remote jobs too. They changed a remote job to one man in Chattanooga
Wauhatchie yard after years of being two man. Then a week later a 24
year veteran Carmen got ran over and died a week later named Allen. We
work around a lot of unforgiving heavy equipment tired all hours of the
night not to mention short staffed. Anyway we can get the word out it
helps. Two men on every job minimum. That needs to be the standard. 

https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. Safety of the crews and the public must come first!


Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

HR conductor

You need to add another sub paragraph (5) to your most. You keep
forgetting that safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Brother of both unions post should be attached to every single post!
Losing jobs and retirement is bad but the safety of everyone in the
United states must come first!

Last week I had to correct a father who I overheard telling their young
sons how fun it would be to be a train engineer. They were getting off
of a train ride in the park. When I was done not only was he blown away
but he took the info you provided. I will be handing out copies of
brother of both unions post to everyone I see at these park rides!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Got great news guys keep up the great work here is the latest on the two
man crew bill

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals. Nevada has filed a petition with
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking the court to
review a May action by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that
prevents states from passing laws mandating train crew size. 
Keep doing all you can keep pushing getting the word out we are
winning!!!!!

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

I have to agree RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED Itís the way to go. Itís 50.00
per year best money ever spent. Ron is a top notch guy been around the
railroad for years. Really knows his stuff great group of people all
across the USA. All unions all crafts joined together. I am a proud
member and hope more people join. 

Ron Kaminkow
RWU General Secretary
secretary@railroadworkersunited.org
608-358-5771

ďWe need to have faith in each other. We are in precisely the same
position. We depend absolutely on each other. We know that without
solidarity, nothing is possible, and that with solidarity, nothing is
impossible.Ē
Eugene V. Debs, Founder of the American Railway Union

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX and Mantle Ridge are a Fraud and should be investigated !!!!!!

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

RWU ,,,,, Railroad Workers United Union , join us brothers we fight for
whatís right !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

Listen here user name the Fix. I pay my union dues thatís what Iím
required to do. Doesnít give the union a reason to be shitty because I
do t come to meetings while Iím working by the way or because of
voting. The guys who run and get voted in should do the job they ran no
one forced them. So your telling me if I join a gym and pay my dues I
got to sweep up and clean the place too. No I pay my dues stop making
excuses for this shitty union. They have done nothing let me repeat
nothing but allow the company to rape us on a daily basis. You think
coming to a union meeting is gonna stop that no. What will stop it is
for the union to do there dam job. No one wants to call it like it is
itís always the menís fault. If itís our job to run things then letís
not pay dues. You know why they do such a shitty job hereís why.
Because we have to pay our dues no matter what they got us. What
incentive is there to give the members good service?? None!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Everyone gets there feelings hurt when someone says the union does a
crappy job. Letís all be honest they havenít been good and lately they
have been down right awful. Too many hands in the pot with the company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Thatís what everyone says if you donít like the union quit. Well let me
tell you this I am forced to be a member and I pay my dues on time
every month and anywhere else on this planet if you paid dues to be a
member and got the sub par at best service we get you would pull your
membership, but we cannot. I challenge anyone to tell me over the past
year how are union has done a great job. We are fools. Why would the
union do anything at this point they get are dues there is no incentive
to do anything. Have you guys noticed guys marked off union business yet
nothing gets done? I have all the time. Donít tell me if I donít like it
quit itís my right to say the truth. The union we are in is doing a
shitty job. None of you pay more dues than me so I am telling you this
union is the sorriest bunch if company men and it starts at the top.
They do not have are best interests at heart. I promise you my dues
will come out on time like they do this month and still the same shitty
service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Jeez.....How often and how many times do the provisions of the Federal
Railway Labor Act have to be explained to some of the meatballs that
post on this site?

Fed up?  Quit. Give it up. Do something else to earn a living. 
Go to work for a non-union outfit.  Please post back and let all
know how well you do. 

(Must be another moll, troll, etc., or an idiot.)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

We are being raped daily in savannah and all the union says is put a
claim in thatís it. Let me ask you something if the company pays you 6
months later for a day they should have paid you anyway what kind of
punishment is that. This union is the biggest bunch of pussies. They
donít do shit. All they say is put a claim in thatís it. The contract
isnít in place to be violated at will and all we can do is put a claim
in.  No one fucking cares. The union does not care. We canít strike
because they would have to ask CSX for permission bunch of cowards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

drove by frontier yard 8/12 19 first time in years ,I could see across
the whole yard  i saw no trains moving and weeds growing . what is left
is there any jobs left ???????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Letís Strike!!!       How can you have a contract and purposely violate
it everyday!       Management and this country need a wake up call!  
Itís about time we stand up for ourselves and quit getting pushed
around!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

We all know what happened 👀/👀

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

CAREY, Ohio (WTVG) - One person has been injured in a train crash at the
line of Wyandot and Seneca Counties early Monday morning.

Rescue crews are still on the scene of that crash. According to Carey
police, two trains collided on the tracks and one of the conductors was
injured.

That train crash happened at County Highway 3 in Carey at 5:22 AM
Monday. County Highway 3 and Township Highway 5 are closed while crews
respond to that scene.

We will update this as more information becomes available

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2019

But the government will let China and Japan make computer chips for our
military aircraft

Name: Amen to eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2019

Brother I wish you were called in front of Congress your exactly what we
need a intelligent spokesman that knows what the hell hes talking about
mostly it's people speaking with very basic knowledge of the rr and
most of congress only knows ptc stands for positive train control they
need educated by someone like you who isn't afraid to speak the whole
truth keep up the fight and I will to also someone need to ask that fra
fuckstick battory just how much did the rr have to pay you to buy you
that's one crooked lying fucking snake anybody who knows anything can
see that he should be under investigation for holding his position and
taking bribes no doubt in my mind

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Told yíall big announcement was coming , CN and csx intermodal  in less
than 5 years it will be CNSX

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

HR safe freight 
Thank you for reposting that post from brothers of both unions.  I was
scrolling back looking for that to print. You made it easier now!

Everyone need to copy that post! All crafts should copy it and make
sure that all their neighbors and family members see it. Send it to
your congressman. Mail it if you have too.  It doesn't cover every
scenario out here but a hell of a lot of them. 

COPY IT BROTHERS!  Send it out!

Name: Amen
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Wow what great posts the csx big wigs are gonna lose there minds if
it's one thing those scum bags can't stand it's the truth being
exposed showing just how no good slimy scumbags they really are just a
matter of time until some poser gets on here saying stupid shit to try
to deflect and change the subject dont bight brothers keep posting the
truth and expose these crooked bastards

Name: HR Safe Freight Act 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Hey thanks for the great comments (Conductor). Yeh been trying to get
the word out anyway i can and have had a lot of great responses. I
think if we all stick together on this issue and keep on getting the
word out with a strong fight WE CAN WIN THIS!!!!
Here are a few topics our industry is facing right now. First and most
imports to me because it effects so many as you know is HR 1748 Safe
Freight Act (Congress) and S.1979 with the Senate. I have been trying
to get the word out whether post on the comment section of YouTube
(train videos) a few other websites. If anyone knows any other ways to
get the word out tell your neighbors tell everyone. Post on social
media. Get involved. It effects so many. Railroads,Retirees,Railroad
retirement, our families, business we buy products from, and the
American Public. 
This is what I got back from chairmen DeFazio. 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

I agree with you, but the real problem is that the RR's don't care!
Corporate America cares about their shareholders, and always will. The
CP, CN, CSX, UP, NS, and the KCS will always preach about safety when
it's convenient for them. Crews have been asked to turn a blind eye to
safety issues to get the job done. Regardless of RR dept. you may work
in, you're expected to get the job done. Many people don't know how
evil Mr. Hunter Harrison when it came to PSR initiatives. Then then FRA
backtracks on the "crew of two" rule. There's speculation right now
about the FRA backtracking, and I wouldn't be surprised if an
investigation were to take place. Like I said, the RR's don't care as
long as they're making money. What needs to happen is the lower and
middle class start standing up to corporate aggression. It would be
very hard for a company to operate with no one working for the
Railroad!!!!
Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

Second is (H.R 3055 LNG by Rail)
They now not only want to go to one man the want to ship LIQUID NATURAL
GAS BY RAIL!!!! The bad part is with little or no testing they just want
to rush this stuff through they donít really even have proper tank cars
to haul it in with little to no data as explained by the railroad. 

From chairmen Peter DeFazio 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to H.R. 3055
offered by myself along with a few other co-sponsors Chairman of the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, that would
prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from finalizing a rulemaking
and issuing a special permit to allow the transportation of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) by rail tank car. Frankly the railroad doesnít give a
dam about safety or anything else for that matter except share holders
and profits.  Railroads have fallen to the jackals on Wall Street. I
have been working diligently to keep this from happening. A comment
period on the special permit was set to close†July 8, 2019. However we
managed to get it pushed back by asking for more time. 
President Trump issued an Executive Order on April 10, 2019, calling
for LNG to be moved throughout the U.S. in rail tank cars within 13
months, and on June 6, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) moved ahead with a plan to authorize six
trains, of 100 or more rail tank cars, to move LNG for export through
densely populated areas.
ďIn its never-ending quest to put profit ahead of people, the Trump
administration is now trying to bypass long-standing requirements for
transportation of LNG by putting it into 100-car trains that roll
through densely-populated areas at upwards of 50 miles per hour,Ē.
ďThis plan is beyond absurd. Should even one tank car get punctured,
the results could be devastating. My amendment blocks this brazen
attempt by the administration. I urge the Senate to follow suit and
stop a massive catastrophe before itís too late.Ē
Typically, when PHMSA authorizes transportation of a hazardous
material, it does so after a careful evaluation of the risks,
alternatives, and safety conditions. It publishes these findings so
that the public can adequately challenge or comment on its
conclusions.† PHMSA has not done its due diligence, and this rulemaking
and special permit are being rushed without an opportunity to fully
consider the potentially catastrophic consequences of moving LNG by
rail. Nowhere in the world do higher speed trains share the rails with
LNG or any hazardous material of this nature,Ē From Susan Mehiel,
spokesperson for the Alliance. ďThe US DOT has not increased the
regulations for LNG over and above those for oil trains and we know
what has happened with the so-called Ďbomb trains. Another recent
railroad regulation change has major implications for the Treasure and
Space Coasts. In 2016, when questioned about delays at grade crossings
caused by stalled trains, the Federal Railroad Administration wrote
they have proposed a rule requiring 2-person minimum crews on trains.
ďAt least two crew members are needed to efficiently separate a train
and allow highway users to pass through a crossing in emergency
situations. As of May 23rd 2019 the FRA withdrew the proposed rule. 
ďWith 150 grade crossings through the Space and Treasure Coasts, trains
blocking major roadways like the FP&L Nuclear Power Plant evacuation
routes and hospital access puts our communities in grave danger,Ē
Mehiel explained.
ďWithout the 2-person minimum, critical roads could be blocked for
hours.Ē
Eighty people have died on Floridaís railroads in the last 18 months.
The Alliance wants the Governor and Florida Transportation Secretary
Thibault to address this epidemic proportion and call on the FRA to
consider the impact of the federal regulations on the lives of
Floridians.
As Mehiel said, ďWith 80 deaths on Floridaís rail systems, what we need
is an investigation into these accidents and not the additions of speed
trains going over 100 mph and LNG!Ē Thank you Mr ........... for all
your support and questions I hope this covered it feel free to contact
my office for any other questions regarding this H.R 3055 bill. We are
going to need all the help and support on this issue. 


Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tUAIfb8Wy8&feature=share



The last issue I want to bring up that really needs some attention is
Crew Fatigue. 

The single most important action Congress and the Federal Railroad
Administration can take to improve rail safety especially in the
movement of hazardous materials and now the new LNG issue is to
eliminate train-crew fatigue and provide predictable start times for
train crews.
The unpredictable work schedules of safety critical operating employees
in the railroad industry has and continues to be the root cause of the
fatigue problems that have placed many releases of hazardous materials
on the front pages of our newspapers and in the media.  Although the
Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) provides for 10 hours of
undisturbed rest between work assignments, ďthe application is
misplaced because it does nothing to improve the predictability of
reporting times nor does it allow employees the opportunity to plan
their rest before reporting for duty. 
(One small improvement that will make a tremendous difference in the
safety for all train operations is simply to move the required 10 hours
of undisturbed rest from immediately following service to immediately
preceding service.) The minimum of 10 hours of notification before
reporting for 12 hours or more of safety critical service will allow
operating employees to get their proper rest prior to reporting for
duty so they can safety and alertly operate their train while on duty.
ďAn even greater safety enhancement would be to assign regular start
times for each crew, or at a minimum require that crews be notified
before going off duty of the time they must report back for service.
From what I know this has been pushed to Congress and the FRA to make a
mandate on crew fatigue issues that still have not been approved. Only
to deregulate most issues that have been put in place since the Obama
administration. Also if the operating train crews could have better
train schedules to know when they are going to work in a 12 hours
notice. I have many of times set for 2 and 3 days first out waiting on
a call only to feel like i have insomnia waiting on a call. (You can
only rest so long thinking and waiting on the phone to ring) Even if we
could mark off under crew fatigue without any points or occurrences like
operation red-block would be a big step in the right direction however
then it would pose someone marking off to watch football or some other
type of reason the company would disagree with. 

If anyone is interested in getting more involved with whatís going on
check out (RAILROADWORKERSUNITED). Ron Kaminkow great great guy has
been around the railroad industry for 30 plus years. Itís worth a look.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get the word out regarding these very
important issues. Post it letís stick together keep on pushing rising
up we can do this letís keep America Safe letís keep our families safe
letís do the right thing. Thanks again for the wonderful post regarding
hazmats and issues about one man crews keep on getting the word out. We
are headed in the right direction. 


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Conductor   HR!!!!


Maybe we should all keep a copy of our work orders that show what kind
of serious hazardous material we haul. I don't give a rats butt if
they think it is company information that is supposed to be kept
private. The fact is IT ISNT!  The customer knows what's running on
our trains and the emergency responders have a right to see the info. 
Every single car with a hazmat placard give the information of the
product as well as descriptions on the side of the cars. Anyone who see
a train running can look up the info and find out. The public just
doesn't take the time because they just ASSUME it is being transported
safely! We just had a train with a type of tear gas and a bunch of
loaded cars with out the description on the contents but they were
tagged as high security. Who knows what the hell was in them. 
Does the public know we carry serious Toxic and Poisonous inhalation
cars as well as other chemical that could kill you in inhaled before
someone could get to you in time? Does the public know we have NO GAS
MASK OR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING on our trains if we derail with a bunch of
these cars and they spill? Do they know the company expects us to get
off our trains and go back and inspect our trains if we go into
emergency and the air wont come back up?  One man by himself is put
into a serious dangerous situation if this happens and he is in the
middle of no where and no one can get to him immediately. 
Does the public know they can put these cars as close as 6 cars from
the engine!!!  What do you think can happen if the wind is in the wrong
direction and cars are that close.  You can bet your arss if it happens
I will be off that train and heading as far away as possible. If
something happens out there and your all by yourself if you get
overpowered or slip and fall or even die the blood will be on CSX. 

There was a post on here a few weeks ago that covered  much of the crap
we have to deal with. It was all true. The poster suggested we copy it
and show it to all our neighbors and send it to our congressman. 
Have you copied it and sent it out?  I gave it to my neighbors and it
blew their minds. The fact is the public has no idea what we really are
exposed to the every day working conditions of the Railroad. It is up to
all of us to get it out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/08/1899507/0/en/CN-and-CSX-Announce-New-Intermodal-Service-Offering.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Announced Today!!      

CN and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Just found out today they are closing Southover yard in Savannah,
Georgia

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

The word outta willard is there is no certain date they are trying to do
it slow with no disruptions this came from local management my personal
opinion is this would have come a long time ago but they can't figure
out how to get it done those of u left in willard hang in there still
hope maybe they never figure it out once upon a time I was a willard
guy maybe one day will be again who knows one last thing fuck you csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

Letís just start our own Hedge Fund,   And take out Mantle Ridge and the
other Railroads

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Howís come no one knows when the hedge fund is going to be out,    Ive
heard dates all over the place,   When is the exact date the contract
is up

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Relax brothers.  Hedge fund will be gone next April 2021. Their 3 year
contract is up. Then we can clean up the mess. Fact.

Name: greed
E-mail: 44@ggg543
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

rumer buffalo frontier yard  only crew change  no trains will be
switched at all  no trains will start out of the yard

Name: old head
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2019

years ago  i saw a man pulled out of service for insorbation. the last
10 years i worked on the rr  i never spoke to a supervisor . I just
schruged my shoulders or shook my head . it drove them nuttz.they will
never let you win a argument , or let you get your point across . let
them send you out let them line your pockets

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Steve Salyers has a job because he has business sense and will chop to
the very end when Jacksonville says they need some cutting. He is a
vet, and isnít afraid to walk the ballast.

Jeremy Seguins on the other hand- HOLY SHIT. Talk about back from the
dead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Where else can you sit back and watch the dog and ponies show daily and
make 115000 dollars a year..

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Look guys,

This is ďusĒ against ď ThemĒ,     We have got to take a stand RIGHT
NOW!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

When did layoffs happen at Avon Locomotive,    Are they going to shut it
down.

Name: Just a thought...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Foote and his buddies know what they are doing, itís straight out of the
HH handbook; Ďwork now-grieve laterí. 

The union sent the company a letter about the millions of dollars worth
of liabilities because the company is not paying claims-no shit they
arenít paying claims!

The company knows how arbitration works, they know how contract
negotiations work. 

If they donít pay those rightful claims now- they will only pay a
fraction of them later when they settle those amounts for cents on the
dollar.

Companyís view:
Would I pay my employees $2 million this year when you can pay them $1
million in two years from now?

Union employees view:
Because we will make you wish that you had paid that $2million upfront
as we fuck your trains, pull switches out of service, and slow
production wayyyyy the fuck down.

TO is a pain in the ass, but if every train runs with TO velocity
numbers go wayyy down.
Following all rules is a pain in the ass, but if we follow all the
rules production goes wayyy down.
If we put in ethics complaints on all managers, harassment by them goes
wayyy down.

No favors. Just compliance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Hey Avon,

Keep  falsifying FRA reports some more heads will roll soon!! 

Salyers, Seguin,   Jordan your all on a list!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

This whole place is a Scam,     I believe customers and employees should
file a class action Lawsuit

Name: New Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

I truly feel for new hires. $180 dollars a day is the going rate. 

$15/hr to Conduct a train. Who would have thought?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

Stock down $ 3 dollars a share,   That means 3,000 jobs being cut!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

HEY RULES!
ANOTHER CSX SCREW UP OF THE OPERATING RULES!


Don't waste your time posting the latest rules screw up the company
just did.  You know, the one where they just published a new operating
rules HQ bulletin adding new high wind rules 301.9 and 301.10.  I guess
they didn't know they already had these rules in the book under 624! 
Yeah, we all saw it in less than an hour after they were published. Why
in the hell would they put the same rules in the book in 2 different
places and word them totally different from each other.  YOU CANT A
WIND RULE WRITTEN TWICE IN THE BOOK AND WRITTEN IN DIFFERENT FORMATS!


Hey brothers.... Those who didn't catch it, the new operating rules
that came out for August 1st has a repeat of the WIND rules that are
already in the book. Just a few changes in the format and a few word
changes but basically the same frickin thing!

Name: SS Dobson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

These managers will be fighting over the SS Dobson for shelter pretty
soon.

At this very moment Troy is knocking back a fifth of something nice,
while manpower shortage takes control of the yard. 

2 more derailments in the last 2 days. That finishes July with 20
Derailments, 1 FRA reportable injury, 2 Lost time injuries, 2
locomotives lost to fire, 1 environmental spill, and 1 Meathead
Assistant Superintendent that lost his job. 

Now that yardmasters are using their phones to record cameras and take
it upon themselves to become managers- we should probably take it upon
ourselves to help these guys out with rules compliance. 

July was known for its fuckups. August will be known for the lay down
of all lay downs.

A salute to the good ship SS Dobson!

ďJust sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the Skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour,
a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
the Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Stock dropped almost 3$ today but we are the best company in the world.
How long before all the people that have huge amounts of stock leave
this sinking ship?

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: No One Man Crews
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

GREAT NEWS BROTHER KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!! We are headed in the
right direction. Here is the latest news in the No one man crews Safe
freight act H.R 1748. Are you having trouble viewing this message?
Click here
 

 
 
Dear Union Bothers Retirees general public.  
Iím happy to announce that we secured our 100th co-sponsor for H.R.
1748, the Safe Freight Act, which would require a crew of two people on
all freight trains. To put it in perspective, by hitting 100 cosponsors
today, this is eight months quicker than our last effort in 2017/2018.

With the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent ruling on crew size,
it is now more important than ever that we pass a federal law requiring
every train in America have a minimum of two crew members. Those two
crew members must be a federally certified conductor and a federally
certified locomotive engineer. The Safe Freight Act (in the House, H.R.
1748 and in the Senate, S. 1979) is the right prescription to ensure
rail safety for both rail workers and the public alike.
 
 

 

This did not happen by accident - we made it to 100 cosponsors
(currently 90 Democrats and 10 Republicans) because of members and
retirees like you. Bottom line - member contact works. But the job is
not done. Besides securing more cosponsors in the U.S. House, we need
the same strong effort for the companion bill in the U.S. Senate.
 
Click here to send a message to your U.S. Senator asking them to
cosponsor S. 1979
 
Click here to see if your U.S. Representative is a cosponsor of H.R.
1748
 
As I wind my time down as National Legislative Director, I want to take
this time to thank all of our members who emailed, called and met with
their Member of Congress about this issue. We could not have gotten to
100 cosponsors without your assistance and we need to keep pressing on
if we are to ultimately succeed. Letís keep the momentum going and keep
on getting her word out itís gonna be a tough fight but we have a chance
national contract is up December 31st letís not let our guard down 
 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: old head
E-mail: unam it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2019

hired out in the early 70,s smoked pot the day i took my test  . worked
once every 28 day in the summer , stolled every tire for my car for the
first 10 i worked on the rr took turns only worked 3 days a week and
paid for 5 ,slepped on a bench for 12 hrs with falling off one train
master at collinwood  gave us a hard tome we kicked the shit out of him
  4 hr quit  derailed cars weekly  and never went to investagations  and
never pulled out of service  or fired  never saw a fireman awake   what
a job . but i wll tell you the union people were th bigest asshole 
laisy   creepy and always had there hand out when you got a seltement  
sorry we didnt leave you anything

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hiring 20 conductors in Russell, KY,      Whatís this all about

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hello 
Just wanted to let everyone know to be prepared November 1st is almost
here meaning to get ready end of contract season is up December 31st
2019. We are going to have our work cut out for us this year dealing
with this HR 1748 safe freight act bill crew fatigue issues that still
need to be passed too. I urge anyone who is interested in taking a
stand join Railroad Workers United. Itís a great activist group to be
apart of. Coming up this November we have a major fight on our hands
between the Unions and the National Railway Carriers.  This push
somehow for one man or no men crews on freight trains is a major issue
along with Crew fatigue. It really needs to be looked at and also out
to let the general public know what we actually do!!!! Airlines have
had autopilot for years however they still have two people in the
cockpit if Boeing hasnít taught us anything about technology fails!!!!

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member
of congress. 
Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
       
THIS WAS POSTED BY APE Wonderful post a few weeks ago. 

BRITHER OF BOTH UNIONS

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have! This is about safety. This is
about saving lives. Not just crew lives but the American people as
well. CSX preaches safety every single day. Its in their rule books and
in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day safety...safety....safety. Well
let them put their money where their mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2
men in the cab. The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your
neighbors about how many cars we hit and people are killed every year
when they are hit by trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the
cab calling the dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of
anything that may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the
train. Tell them how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle
to see if he can possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and
needs to be helped or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR.
Maybe he can comfort someone who is dying or in shock or screaming
because they are severely injured . Tell them about how we hit live
stock and large deer. Tell them how people love to put junk on the
tracks. Shopping carts, bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even
abandoned cars. Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do
extensive damage to the locomotive. The engineer stays with the
locomotives and assess the damage and does what is necessary to radio
dispatchers for help while the conductors gets down and removes debris
and check the rest of the train for any damage or signs of derailment.
Tell them about the territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO! 
The places where no one can get to you fast unless you have a
helicopter. How will they go bathroom now without two people to keep
the train going down the tracks unless they have to stop not blocking
crossings or take lunch. Tell them how radios don't always work in
remote locations. Telemetry drops out and communication is lost. How
many times does a conductor have to go back and trouble shoot another
unit after alarms are going off. The engineer keeps the train rolling
the best he can while the conductor checks the computers and checks to
see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind curves that only one
crew member can see around when your approaching public crossings or
trees that block signals so that only one crew member can see them
until you get the train right on top of them. Tell them about wash outs
from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick you cant see a foot
in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does not tell you if a
car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it or a person is
walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over the rail! Tell
them how crew members have been attacked and some have even been killed
by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no chance in hell in 
these situations. It is better to have someone else with you to keep
watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list goes on
and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the crew
members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about.  THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE
AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that has ever been brought forward in the history
of the railroad industry.  And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line
someone's pockets. To make someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who
care about the destruction to family lives. I don't know about you but
I sure the hell do and so should every person in America!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Norfolk Southern 9 % payout this quarter. The Througbred of
Transportation..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

ive heard that in buffalo trainmasters are writing up everybody they
can. I hear someone briefly turned his head during a shove move was
taken out of service on the spot. then this one is unbelievable, they
fired someone for taking a piss outside in the class yard. WHAT THE
FUCK is that all about? so be careful in buffalo, be rule compliant
don't give them the satisfaction.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Big announcement 8-2-19 . This one will shock everybody !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

If 80 % of t@e employess would concentrate on doing a good job instead
of everything else under the sun....it would be so much better for
everyone involved.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Batten down the hatches boys. Its gonna get alot worse.

Name: RE:Submissive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Well donít you think the union should be encouraging grievances? I
havenít heard one union rep talk about grievances in a long time.

Name: Watching waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

I hate all Trainmasters because that are the true trouble makers. They
get this lowest management position and their ego skyrockets. Iíve seen
Trainmasters that went from a CSX janitor to a Tranmaster. Donít tell us
that it takes a lot of education or experience to do that job.
Trainmasters are the lowest form of management, but they want you to
think that they are equivalent to the CEO. SCREW ALL EGO DRIVEN
TRAINMASTERS.  


The following statement had to be from a TM suck.









Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of
you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama  railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

If you enjoy your T&E job so much you must have been in the food server
or janitorial industry yourself...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: New Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

Iím not a fan of anyone on the RR. It was just obvious that the asshats
in tower 2 thought they were all going to get a promotion with him
gone. To watch how the cookie crumbled was spectacular. These guys
couldnít make their plan work for themselves, and yet they expect to
excel in this business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

Damn whatís going on at Avon now??

Name: To Avon Trainmasters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

You incompetent turds. I know you are all seeing how stupid you are. You
conspired against Roselli. Seguins had Ryan Hayes and Alan Hall
believing that with Roselli gone, Seguins would become Superintendent,
Hall would be Assistant, and Hayes would be senior TM- we all saw it. 

I guess you forgot about the fact that these hoeís ainít loyal.
Seguinís and Hall are gone, now you have to deal with a Superintendent
that makes stupid decisions and treats you like the little bitches you
are. 

Ryan Hayes give it up- they donít want you in their club.
Josh Shorter give it up- you are ruining your family for no reason.
Ricky give it up- your fake alpha male approach doesnít scare anyone.
Your actions are writing checks to each employee that you have a panic
attack on. Give it up! Buy a box of tampons and come back to the craft.

Randy- give it up. Go work for Hulcher.
Chase-give it up, no one is gonna promote you. You canít keep your
mouth closed when you arenít talking and it is absolutely disgusting.
Come back to the craft.

Cant wait for the next derailment which should probably happen sometime
this week if not today. Idiots.

Name: To William Blanchetti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

I too have been here for less than a year and already I can tell how
screwed up this place is.

Thanks for your letter. There is no teamwork. When I come in, I pull
cars at my pace, I walk slower than I usually do, and I donít let these
idiot Avon trainmasters intimidate me. 

Your dwell time is down only because you shuffle the cars out of the
yard to another yard and then they are back to being humped again at
Avon. Yardmasters hide cars, when I place a car in a yard on a clear
track but the system says there are 27 cars sitting there I have the
proof of the incompetence of your administration. 

Keep up with the scams and lies and Iíll keep working at a pace that
works for me. As for placing cars at every customer, good luck with
that too. After Iím done screwing up the placements at an industry
which isnít playing for inter-plant switching- Iím gonna get on the
engine and take a nice long lunch. I could care less about your 12 hour
on duty restriction, you are gonna pay me for all of it. 

This might be your division but itís only gonna move as fast as this
unmotivated employee that has learned how to play the game as you do.
Your idiot trainmasters are gonna learn real quick, and just at the
moment they do, you will probably be moved from your current position.


I hope it all works out for you though.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

And remember to vote
"TRUMP 2020"
down with the Socialist and every one of them that calls me a racist
based on my skin color when they're actually the racist
Just like at work when people complain and you tell him if you don't
like it quit what's wrong with telling someone if they don't like it
go back where you came from?

Name: Railroad workers United 
E-mail: Info@railroadworkersunited.org
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

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E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

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Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
Join Railroad Workers United worth every penny

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Railroader 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2019

JULY 26th 2019 BIG NEWS MAJOR NEWS. Well here again Iíve been hearing
these rumors for years just about every July someone starts the BIG
NEWS RUMORS and nothing ever seems to happen they heard it from a guy
that heard it from someone he knew that told his sisters brothers
cousin crap. All I know is Taco Bell is selling French fries Burger
King is selling Tacos and now KFC is selling KFC Cheeto Sandwich.
Someone needs to lay-off the marijuana. Donít know why they wanna tell
rumors when they donít have facts

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: John Conley
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

This aint my 1st rodeo...this aint the first time this ole cowboy been
rode...this my first Dog and pony show...this aint my 1st rodeoooo

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

engineer. 

ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!  If you work on the greatlakes division you
can't even get an approved power rating chart. We have been given so
much bull crap info and run around that's it's not even laughable
anymore. The info in the crew web system is wrong and the engine house
people can't even decide what to use. We have TM who are arguing with
the power desk on the damn ratings. They claim there is 2 different
programs to look up the info and they don't match. Anyone who has been
an engineer any length of time knows that we don't have one single unit
that can pull 14,500 tons by itself on the St. Louis line but according
to their charts we do.  It's just one big joke with this outfit.
So I called down to Jacksonville and talked to the head supervisor of
the power desk and he said......IT'S NOT YOUR JOB TO BUILD THE POWER
FOR YOUR TRAINS. YOUR YARDMASTER,TM AND ENGINE HOUSE SUPERVISOR IS
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. IF YOU ARE ASKED IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE
SUFFICIENT POWER DURING YOUR JOB BRIEFING YOU TELL THEM IT WAS PROVIDED
BY YOUR ENGINE HOUSE OR IT IS WHAT YOUR SUPERVISOR GAVE YOU.
This crap is not the engineers responsibility. If you have to get a
train together in line of road and you aren't sure you call mechanical
or call your terminal engine house and confirm the horsepower. If you
don't have your phone then ask the dispatcher to get you an answer. 
Again, it is not the responsibility of the engineer to pick his power
to use. You take what you are given and if it doesn't work out it
falls on the supervisors!

Name: H.R 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

The UTU and BLE are silent. Down here in savannah the guys in charge are
basically there so they can be off thatís about it. Text and call them
nothing just silence but always marked off on union business. Cutting
off all our jobs in savannah and not a dam response from either sorry
union. They donít respond but they sure take your dues out on time.
Making us pilot crews that are jobs were given to then when they go on
the law making the pilots bring train in. No second ticket just do it
or else. Where is the union locals thatís right marked off union
business hard at work on a Sunday. Yeah right!!!!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

I was there for 20 years you're full of s*** you ain't got nothing out
of them it ain't nobody else going to get nothing out of them I didn't
got nothing to do with being a quitter it's got to do with being
smarter
I wouldn't go back to work there for $100,000 a day

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

To : brother. 
Stop feeding young bucks all the crap about Grievances and pay
claims..
It's a dog and pony show you ain't going to get a damn thing just
like when they screw you on your paycheck let me see  some of the
reasons future earnings incorrect miles claimed dead had not put in
Etc.
You guys are taking it long bone Style you can always talk about your
union what they're going to do and your Congressman and  one-man crew
Bill's to stop it but it's all coming and the railroads going to keep
screwing all of you guys until you just wash up one day leave and never
come back. get another job
Get your life back. Dont buy in to the" retirement scam" life is
short... enjoy it.
By the time you retire after they beat the s*** out of you for 30 plus
years you'll be lucky to live a couple

Name: Lynch bitch slap
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

What a great video Mr head of fra just got bitch slapped in historic
fashion lmfao

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Watch link csx yard. Avoid these one man crews itís unsafe letís get the
word out keep it going. check out RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED. We have
passed Congress now we just need to get it passed through the senate.
We can get it done let our voices be heard and make it happen 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2019

Conductor 10/20 : you my friend have the right attitude Build your
trains and Earn that Paycheck !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

07-26-19!!!!!!     Will be a great day!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

The BIG RUMOR!  7-26-2019 all the class I railroads are going to merge
together to form one big non-union railroad.  Along with that, the
announcement of one man trains!  One man is going to run one big train
through out the country.  Its all apart of precision railroading, the
hedge funds came up with it all. All union employees will be replaced
by corporate employees, so stop shining those seats with your lazy
asses and crawl out from under those desks.  Put your boots on boys
because its coming!  Work safe!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2019

7/26 csx is going to merge with amazon and texas roadhouse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

All of this acquisition discussion and nobody talks about the CSX/UTU
merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2019

Be diligent work hard and Safe. Dont worry about things not in your
control. Put 1 Foot in front of the other. Everything will be fine
regardless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Well none of you expected this one , announcement 7-26-2019 merger with
Kansas City Southern . Fixing to shake up this dog and pony show . 
Watch the market

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Announcement Friday 7-26,   BNSF will take over CSX!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Big Announcement coming next Friday  7-26!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

The main problem with CSX is that The Old Man gave away 40% of our
business to the competitor before kicking the bucket.  The work isn't
coming back!  40%!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Up here in Canada they use the canadien mounted police to watch and
intimidate us , assholes on horseback !!!!Geez

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Cut turns yesterday, can't fill jobs today.. nice work csx.
TrainmastersI said a prayer this morning before your conference call,
I've heard how those go down.. those tails tuck between those ass
checks and you take it like the bitches you are. Man power the reason
we can't move trains.. LOL cut things back to nothing.. I dont
understand the economy!  I'm baffled..  Been lying and stealing and
cheating numbers / fucking customers. Guess what dicks you guys are at
fault.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

So looks like Kansas City Southern did very well reporting out this
morning.
That means CSX is the worst run RR in the Class 1 club. 

Why? Because Foote and Wallace "promised" business would come because
of the new network. Sounds like bullshit to me and it does not appear to
be getting any better, only worse. 
In reality, these guys are lost and in way over their heads, and it
went to their heads that they could make it work. 

Can't cut to prosperity, ain't gonna work. 

The problem with CSX is the guys at the top. That does not include
Harris who should probably be CEO. Change is needed before it's too
late. Based on what I read here, it may be too late already. Avon used
to be a well run yard by dedicated railroaders. Now it sounds like a
circus of failures.  
Pensioner

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2019

You still ALL gonna do is your TOLD :and ###!!$$ LIKE IT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Avon is a mess. How does that superintendent still have a job?? Major de
rails/ accidents on a weekly basis. Late trains after late train. Ups
train leaving 2-4 hours late several times a week because of bad crew
management  and piss poor planning. FRA is hammering avon the last few
weeks. I witnessed the FRA laying into trainmaster about unsafe
conditions.. he made it clear that they are production over safety when
it benefits them.. that was good to hear. Fra has been reaching out to
T&E to ask how things are.. as we should we are speaking up.. they are
more worried about writing us up for cat napping while stopped  than
keeping up with safety mechanisms ( squeezers
 in the bowl etc) obviously that cost money, so that's out of the
questions. They will just keep making those yard guys put skates and
sprinkle play sand on rail LOL. K

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

BNSFSX , we already running their trains anyway.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

C'mon everyone.  It's not anywhere near real true railroading
anymore.
Hasn't been for quite some time. 
 
Truth is, railroads are very expensive to operate - have to have
investors, stock holders, etc.  Actually it's always been that way.  
In today's world, those people seem to expect to quadruple any money
they invest. Stockholders elect the board of directors who rule over
the ceo.  Previous regime is still in place isn't it?  They all must
be content with the way things are going.  Think they're concerned
about employees or the public?  

I left.  Transferred every bit of my csx stock to a very reputable
trustworthy investment firm last week.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

What sounds better CXUP or UPSX ? I personally think UPSX is Perfect..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Really good sign that a merger is gonna happen soon!!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

HR ....

I went to the union site and put in my vote against one man crews. I
got an email response from the Indiana representative in Washington
that was nothing but discouraging and Im pretty sure it was a computer
generated response that everyone gets.  He basically stated that the
implementation of the PTC is able to replace one of the crew members
and it is being accepted across the railroad industry,

Fra is supposed to be at Avon yard the rest of the week. Walking around
asking questions and acting like they are interested in the derailments
and accidents. Everyone there should be bombarding them with questions
on how they plan on handling the crap that's going to happen when one
man Is on the train and shit goes south or someone ends up dead or in a
comma because no one else was with them in the middle of frickin no
where to help them out when they get sick or they are just too damn
tired to be running a train and the company wont let them off!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

This is not a surprise.  The culture with this company is ridiculous. 
Half the managers and employees should be bagging groceries at the
local supermarket.  The company does not hired based upon skills and
talent, but the buddy, buddy, system and those that canít ďcut the
mustardĒ (only literally) in the craft they came from.  The good ones
leave the company or go back to the craft.  We deserve better than
this.  I am only around until I feel the time is right to make the
switch as I have kids and waiting until I have enough money to start a
business without all the risk.  The union is a joke too.  In T & E on
the road, many of us donít know when we will work, or what our days off
will be as they keep adding variables. The average person has know idea
of this concept trying to sleep at a hotel during the day with doors
banging, vacuum cleaners running, or at home when work calls at 8 pm,
10 pm, and 12 am and then finally a job you have to take at 5 am.   I
know I have developed health problems such as depression, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, circadian rhythm disorder and now diabetes,
and I live a pretty active lifestyle and not overweight by much.  The
company rewards laziness by extra money and deadheads.  Those of us
that can get trains over the road are rewarded with longer days and
more hotel time.  I guess I should become subpar.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Time for Foote and company to go!!      Get someone in here that can
move freight!!

PSR is a failure

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX is in big trouble,     Stock is down 12%. Almost 10.00 a share.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX stock dropping lost $8.00 today.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how
radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and
communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Footeís final words on the Earnings call today were ď Weí Here to make
our shareholders Rich and Famous!!Ē       Watch out!!       No one is
safe!!!!    Buckle up gonna be an interesting ride!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2019

Mr. Conductor: you are ahead of curve and have the Right Attitude!!

Name: Grow up pussies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Grow up you bunch of pussies.The old timers on the railroad had it alot
tougher than yall ever will.They did what they had to do this new
generation aint nothing but a bunch of pussies.grow up

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

" trainmaster supervisor"
Your a regular clown azz. Its people like you that make GOOD employees
like me tell them to shove it in there ass and quit.
I'll bet if you didn't have your job there you'd be the night
supervisor of a hot dog cart in front of a 24 hour Home Depot

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Never saw a more ungrateful childish and lazy bunch of workers as there
is working on the road today. Worried and bitching about everything
except doing what your PAID to do move the damn freight over the Road
Safely and Efficiently. Most contract t/e employees need to reevaluate
there damn priorities when it comes to doing there JOB.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Pension...? Who said i wasn't going to get my Railroad Retirement.
Once you're vested you're vested you're going to get it it's all
based on your years of service in the amount you're going to get
before I quit I called railroad retirement and they sent me an atom
ization of what my retirement would get if I quit I decided that was
more than enough and that a couple hundred dollars more a month for
another 12 years of Agony at that s*** hole wasn't worth it.
So people don't be fooled into thinking if you quit you're going to
lose your Railroad Retirement call Railroad Retirement they'll send
you an  atomization of your retirement with your years of service.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

"The rock"...
Good for you !! I put in almost 20 years in that shit hole .they took
me outta service for some b.s and i never even went back just ignored
tbe letters
Tell they sent me a letter saying I was 
" terminated" 
What a bunch of self conceding dumbfucks
If someone leaves work and they don't come back for nine months that
pretty much means they quit!!!
They don't understand when people don't play their games so like
yourself I am so much happier and healthier and I tell everybody on
here don't let them f*** you around go get another job and when you do
don't even bother to resign let them figure it out

Name: The rock 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

I got taken oos in May for supposedly giving a engine camera the finger.
Well 12 days later recieved a phone call saying just come in and sign a
waiver so you can get back to work. They charged me with
insubordination. The evidence shows a picture of the back of my body
with my middle finger sticking out. So I signed it and returned to
work. Job insurance paid me in full after my statement and reviewing
the evidence . I always said if they took me oos I would get another
job. First day oos I got online and did a job search. Anyway yesterday
I resigned been working a new career since July first and I'm happier
than I been in years. Over eight years of that dictatorship was enough
for me . Wish the best of luck for those that choose to stay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Trainmaster/ Stupidvisor

Give it up, you don't work the hours like we do.  You haven't a clue.
 Thats why you're a STUPIDVISOR!

Name: Puddin stick 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Quit the crying and whining.If you don't like  the job leave you were
told these things when you were hired but you didn't care all you saw
was the money and benefits.We told you this was a 365 day 24/7
operation and gave each one of you the opportunity to get up and leave
at the hiring sessions.So shut your crybaby  ass  up and either do the
job we tell you to or quit its that simple.The puddin stick has spoken

Name: UPcond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

csx

What is it with your dumb ass yardmasters always calling your #2 main
line the controlled siding. there is NO CONTROLLED SIDING according to
your timetables we have and bulletins. Do they not know that alotof
controled sidings in yard limits are controlled by the yard? the mains
are controlled by the dispatcher. There are some rule differences too.
These idiots confuse the hell out of new people and foreign line crews.
I don't give a shit what it used to be, call it what it is. Jeeez. No
wonder CSX has so many accidents in their yards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2019

Once Again : This is the R.R. 24/7 365 days a year operation. If you
need sick days personal days off ALL the time go to burger
king,walmart, dunkin donut...etc..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

Another disaster at Avon,    Letís see if they try and cover this one up
as well,     About time some heads start to roll.       Luckily no one
was killed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

https://www.wthr.com/article/train-collision-sparks-fire-avon-railyard

Name: To crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

You are absolutely right about the kickbacks the ones who.should really
have to answer the tough questions is the FRA awhile ago a fra
inspector posted on here that the fuckstick ahead of the fra mr batory
or whatever the hell his name is absolutely takes bribes from the rr
maybe it somebody posting with a axe to grind with someone or just
maybe he knows what he is talking about awful funny how the fra just
changed there tune all the sudden about it sounds pretty fucky to me
and any politician that is good with 1 man crews shame on them and
everyone of them should be put on blast to the voting American citizens
that all they care about is the all mighty dollar

Name: Hatsoff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Engineer/conductor ape 20-30


Best post on here in years.  If you're not involved in the union you
should be.  We could use more men like you.   Thanks for the post.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Hey 
Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Way to go brother keep on preaching people are listening you hit the
nail on the head. Thatís exactly right. Donít know how many times Iíve
been blowing the horn engineer has to go bathroom or been on the second
unit resetting the traction motor fault to keep us going down the road.
Your exactly right thanks for all the great information. We keep
getting this word out it will happen. We need two men in the cab thatís
all there is to it. Iíve gotten so many bad work orders they have tried
to give me on the fly too. We make a good team. Iíve had to communicate
with engineer about new bulletins thatís has come out after not working
a subdivision for a while. Or an engineer that has been cut back for a
while and has questions too. We rely on one another. We job brief. They
always said when a person donít know ask. When they keep cutting there
is no one to ask anything anymore. Thanks for getting the word out

Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!


This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how
radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and
communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry. 
And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Here is where we are today with the safe freight act HR 1748 TWO MEN
CREW BILL. It has passed Congress now has to be passed through the
Senate! Once this happens it then needs to be signed into law by the
president. I have not seen anywhere it has passed through the senate as
I sure would love to see it just like everyone else. I know they are now
offering to contact your Local Senate on http://smart-union.org/td. This
can even be used by the public anyone can get the word out. Itís gonna
be a tough fight and itís gonna take everyone. Anywhere we think we can
get the word out Facebook YouTube your neighbors church members
co-workers even retirees. Itís gonna be a long tough battle regardless
of union. This is not just one class one railroad but now a national
issue with all class one railroads. PLEASE I URGE EVERYONE stand up get
the word out letís not let these greedy companies put us out of work. We
need these jobs more then they do. Get the word out stand up and fight.
Letís band together get excited. This is gonna have to be a pushback.
If we get cut off engineers are next so itís gonna take us all to
fight. These companies are bringing in more profits then ever before.
They say itís because they wanna take a man out of a truck we thatís
one load. We haul how many loads? Trains continue to get longer and
longer we need these jobs and to help protect the public and our
retirement. Letís stand together and get the word out.  1. Protect the
TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about public safety
and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: We have won 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

May I have your attention please.Attention all brothers and sisters on
the rr.We have won the bill has passed 2 man crews are a done deal.I
encourage you all to celebrate
Go out and get an ice cream or something
.holla holla holla

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Gotta hit this POS company and it's managers where it hurts boys and
girls. We can't count on the FRA or Unions to do anything, Lawyer up.

COOK COUNTY RECORD
Monday, July 8, 2019


Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018


CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Train master / supervisor 1-10 months. 

Just give you a title with alittle authority, pour some Kool-aid down
your throat and you're gullible enough to believe anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Read The Rules .. How LAZY some employees are is truly amazing. Then
turn cartwheels and jump and down in Surprise when Written Up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Great news headed our way fellas keep up the great work getting the word
out. Now that the bill has moved to senate we gotta keep on pushing till
they pass it then president signs it into law. The louder our voices get
the better it will be for all of us. Keep sending in those emails. Iíve
been leaving a paper on every train I get off of to pass it on to the
next crew. Leaving papers in crew rooms for others. Letís get the word
out. Thanks to everyone. 
Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Just wanted to say thanks 🙏 to everyone for getting the word out
on the (HR 1758 Safe Freight Act bill) thatís what itís gonna take if we
all get this word out and stick together regardless of union issues or
any other issue WE CAN WIN THIS!!!! I urge anyone who hasnít got to see
the state of the rail workforce to watch it. As you can see how the FRA
is paid off too. Itís finally nice to see congress knows whatís going
on with Wall Street. Thank you chairmen DeFazio and so many others to
tell it like it is. This isnít a collective bargaining agreement but a
matter of safety and jobs. PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE
HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2019

"One person crews are inevitable, it's just a question of when."
Micheal Ward 

 ....SAY WHUUUT??!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

All brothers

Went to the site smart-unioin.org/td and signed the support bill for 2
man crews. scroll down until you see the red tab for the hr
1748(support 2 man crews) and click on it.  Its a piece of cake and
doesn't take 5 minutes. It also has a place for you to send the info
to 5 other people. I sent it to my family members. You have a place to
put a message. Tell them to send it to other people they know. It
doesn't matter what state they live in.  I got an email reply back
from Indiana senator Trey Hollingsworth by the end of the day. sure it
is automatic but so what! Said he would get back with more info. Just
do it people. The more the better. He is in Wash. D.C. and he can let
others know there that he is getting emails from people live in other
states besides Indiana.  Get to it people. You got computers. You got
cell phones. Just do it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

June 2019 SMART TD News By reaching out, we can get momentum on 2PC
bill
Page 4
SMART GENERAL PRESIDENTíS COLUMN In March, Colorado
By Joseph Sellers Jr.
guarding rail workers and the communities we trans- port material and
passen- gers through 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This
legislation addresses critical safety issues such as fatigue and access
for first responders at rail crossing accidents and derailments that
occur on a regular basis and threaten our foremost goal of ensur- ing
every member comes home safe and sound to their families.
posals. We have made important progress in two- person crew legislation
in a number of states, there is still much that needs to be done.
act on this vital issue. On the federal level, H.R. 1748 was introduced
to safeguard each and every state, coun- ty and local community. Text
the words RAIL SAFETY to 21333 (message and data rates may apply). This
will then prompt you with a series of talking points to review. Next,
reply with the word NOW and you will be patched through to your
congresspersonís office so they can hear from you directly over the
phone about this important issue. After you are done, you will be sent
a link to an online version of this action where you can send in your
own letter, with pre-built writing points to start you off. For- ward
these to your friends, family and fellow workers. The more of us who
take part, the stronger our efforts become, and the greater an impact
we can make. For
those who may not know, each phone call a congres- sional office
receives is weighed to be the equiva- lent of 25 emails about a
particular issue. So, make certain you utilize every avenue of
communication when contacting Congress.
 became the fifth state to have two-person crew legis- lation passed by
its upper and lower houses and signed by its governor. In May, Nevada
followed suit and became the sixth state to do so.
But the stark reality, espe- cially after the FRAís attempt to quash
the laws established in six states, is that this rail safety legisla-
tion will not prevail across the land unless we all join the cause,
make it our fight and not leave it to someone else. That includes each
one of us communicating with our elected representa- tives and making
them rec- ognize the importance of this legislation to our safety and
well-being. It also includes reaching out to our neighbors, family and
com- munity so they can under- stand this issue and the effect it has
on their own safety.
I want to commend every local and member involved in Colorado and in
Nevada on the passage, as well the other state-wide efforts to
safeguard workers, passen- gers and our communities.
 This year, Illinois, Min- nesota and Maryland also saw houses in their
legisla- tures pass similar bills Ė then Marylandís governor again
vetoed the legislation, for a second time, while the Illinois bill was
on the cusp of action from their gover- nor. The Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) decid- ed to try to put an end to all the momentum
generated by our actions in late May.
Despite the FRA setback, we can continue our charge. We will focus on
the future by safeguarding the present for us and our families.
 Thereís a reason we talk about two-person crew leg- islation at length
in print, online and face to face at our workplace and confer- ences. It
is vital in safe-
Fraternally,
As local and state political leaders hear about the importance of rail
safety, they begin to respond to these common-sense pro-
We have made it easier to
Joseph Sellers, Jr. SMART General President

Name: Safe Freight Act (HR 1748)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 




YouTube
PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send.

Name: Eyes wide open 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Do you have to have graduated from high school to get on with csx?I quit
in the 8 grade.I would  love to get my hands on one of them railroad
paychecks.I got my eyes wide open

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

FMLA every weekend !

Name: Corporate mentor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Hey corporate fag azz
I quit your shithole operation you can't do a damn thing to me why
don't you post your information on here

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Monitor well if you don't believe im in coorperate why don't you go
ahead and post your name and contact number on here and if i can verify
its really you lets see what happens.have a good day

Name: Candy azz kicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

I got some thing you can monitor.
You sound like the kinda fag that comes up with all the rules that piss
everyone off
And schedule that makes every one work round the clock 7 days a week 52
weeks a year.
I bet your azz aint never put in a 70 hour week in your life.
While you where attending College delivering pizza and smoking
marijuana
You where afraid of having to work for a living. You'd be in a
homeless camp washing car windshields if you didn't  suck your way in
to a cushy office job at the purple Palace

Name: To railfa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Hey rail fan call this number 904 332 3500 ask for JIMBO he will hook
you up you poser fucking clown get a life dickhead

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

I work for cooperate in Jacksonville.We are monitoring this site you
bunch of candy asses.If we find out who yall are im going to write you
up.simply put everyone that post on this site is a candy ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Just FMLA Ďd their ass , happy 4th and 5th , fireworks and booze tonite

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Have a Happy 4th of July, and don't forget....CSX SUCKS!

Name: Rail fan 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2019

Im interested in working for such  a fine company like csx.Always been
interested in the railroad.Can somebody on here get me hired on?

Name: 101 Airborne
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

To whom it may concern:  Got my first and only hemorrhoid while employed
at this company.  Jumped ship couple years ago and my spincter hasnít
itched since.  Best of luck to all vets out there,  FTW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

This place is so whack !!!!!

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

T&E
 
Rule 4304.2 (chart) does NOT INCLUDE the procedure for inspections of a
key train.  Hazmat rule 6404 covers your responsibility.


RULE 308-Trains in emergency

At one time there was a rule that you must not move a key train over 5
mph if you could not inspect it at the current location. The rule was 
10 mph on all other trains. This rule can not be found in writing. We
suggest you continue to follow the deleted key train rule. All trains 
experiencing an emergency application may proceed when authorized to do
so but must not exceed 20 mph for one train length. Do not let this rule
confuse you  If you need to move a train to another location to inspect
it because you are unable to safely perform the inspection in your
current location, DO NOT MOVE THE TRAIN OVER 10 mph. You should be
inspecting the train as it is moved and all roll by inspections must be
10 mph. The only exception to this rule is when you are stopped on line
of road and on the ground inspecting a passing train.  Trains may pass
you at speeds up to 60 mph. Always take the safest course of action.

RULE 308.4

Pay special attention to the wording of this rule!  Steps 3 and 4 can
get you in trouble.  Trains stopped at night or in blind curves should
be fully inspected until you can absolutely see the entire train is
safe to move.  DO NOT ASSUME that the reason your train requires
excessive power to move is because you are on a steep hillside or you
were not given adequate power for your tonnage and length. These 2
steps can throw you in a trick bag and could cost you your job.  NEVER
ASSUME. 

The detector and emergency application rules have been greatly reduced 
in order to cut time and delay of trains. You are still solely
responsible for the safe movement of all trains. Use common sense. Not
all rules are to be considered the safest course of action as written!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege.Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why shake them up ? 
It's gonna be your fault anyway...
Keep dreaming that they really
"Care"..... as long as they can blame
You who cares? Theyll have an extended off day over 4th of July weekend
while you're out working looking like an idiot while they write you up
.... hahaha.
Whos a dumbass now?  
Hahaba... quit while you dont have to explain why you were fired....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Just wanted to thank you for your help and support
impact,APE,Accidents!!! Thanks for spreading the word we can win this
if everyone sends it in to congrats and rattles there cages. We need to
get our voice out there. We need to let the public know. If they are
upset about a crossing being blocked now how long will it be blocked
for one man!!! How about ambulances none side hospital on the other
when itís close to home. We need to keep our families safe the public
safe we need to keep these jobs. Just because something can be
automated doesnít mean it should be. Look at Boeing 737 programming
issues. They donít maintain there equipment we have all seen the
locomotives worn out. Why would this be any less. Please all get
involved spread he words. Tell everyone thanks again for all the help
and support. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 

If you have not seen The State of the rail workforce it is worth a
look!!!I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

You could at least mark off to watch the NFL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Hillary letem shut it down Iím gone bring my FMLA to Bham and mark off
for all the Bama games with them

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Loco, RIGHT ON BROTHER!!!!!!(double fist pump)

Name: HIllery Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Forgot to say....if you donít like it, quit. Iíve been keeping up with
all the mark offs for FMLA and calling in sick. Iíve put them on a
spreadsheet so it will be easier to show the pattern to ethics. Iíve
also got a bunch of screen grabs from Facebook...a few guys wised up
and quit posting on FB....but they continued on IG and twitter...fell
right into it. Iíll have about 12 seniority spots buy the end of the
year. If you want days off, go work at McDonaldís.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To FMLA , I hope they burn it all down. Just funny when everyone acts
like bitches...doubt you can even get another job. Thatís why your so
upset. Go wipe your tears with your FMLA paperwork.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To Hillary Clinton

Shut the hell up!! CSX is the one who created this monster because of
their shitty points system policy. The company is the blame. If they
want to shut down Manchester then so be it. Shut the whole mother
fuckin system down and sell it all. Will all find another job. You
bunch of scared bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Railroad Brothers,

Please make sure everyone is filing out the RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY EVENT
REPORT on the SMART TD website so we can show the railroad and the
government that none of this technology works.     Also please write
you congressmen and the White House to support 2 person crews.     It
canít be done without 2 people!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Here it comes! Manchester FMLA abuse is worst on the system. Word is
their shutting down everything on the Manchester sub( rerouting it to
Montgomery) and home terminal the F2 Birmingham pool in
Birmingham...Same thing that happened to Fitzgerald is about to happen
to Manchester. Everyone accepts FLMA as part of the game...well, CSX
has a full house! We all know who to thank and it time to start naming
names... look over and thank the man in the seat next to you. His mark
offs to go fishing are gonna cost you!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Write your congressmen write your FRA Write the whitehouse. Letís get
the word out. If your supporting trump then he needs to sign it in to
law. Iíve seen many post TRUMP-TRAIN support if thatís who you choose
then write him and Letís make it happen!!!!

Hello and good day Mr President. 
         I have been a loyal follower from the start. I donated to your
campaign and am so proud of you for becoming president, however how can
I contribute to your campaign if Iím looking at being out a career
soon. Please sign the (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act) into law!!! I always
said if we could get Trump in office we could turn this country around.
I know your busy with the Democratic Party trying to block everything
you try and fix. One thing that is most important is the railroad. That
is my career. Itís about jobs and family and safety. Thatís the most
important!!! I look at each candidate and see which one is going to do
the best job for me and my family. Now with this two man crew bill shot
down your looking at 175,000 conductors and about 59,000 engineers that
are going to be out of a job. Not to mention tax dollars. When I go
through these small towns I look at all the small businesses that have
closed up shop. Most of them look like deserted towns. PTC is a great
tool but it works off cell phone signal and is not 💯all the
time. Iíve been on the railroad for 9 years living out of town fighting
for my job every year. Itís a great career however it has its ups and
downs and the railroads continue to bring in more profits then every
before. We are doing more work with less then ever before. Please Mr
President you have the people you have there vote you have the power to
fix this. Please mandate the two man crew bill. One certified Engineer
and One certified Conductor. Keep the great American railroad safe.
Keep the great American dream alive. Let continue the drive and the
dream to make America great
Sincerely

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Thank you all that have supported the (H.R 1748 safe freight act) really
means a lot!!! Letís make some noise and get our voices out there. This
is one issue we can not afford to lose! We all need to stand up and let
our voices be heard SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE!!! Iím not a union rep
just a regular guy trying to keep my railroad retirement along with my
job and everything Iíve worked so hard for. Iím not there because I
enjoy trains but to earn and living and support my family. If you have
not done this yet please do so!!! If you havenít whatís stopping you
because if you hate this place so bad then find something else. Why go
through life miserable everyday. Iíve worked a lot harder for less. Yes
things could be better and the company does crappy things to there
employees. I love my job just donít care for the peaple we work for!!!!
Please take a stand do it for you your family your co-workers. 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 




PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2019

There is no article about not disturbing or leaving messages for an
employee who is on vacation. HOWEVER an employee who is on vacation has
NO obligation or responsibility to answer the telephone or respond to
ANY message while on vacation whatsoever. In other words the employees
are just that, employees NOT slaves or indentured servants! You
Mr.Trainmaster are much more of a slave to management. You try not
answering your bosses call when you are on vacation and see what
happens to you!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Turn in all the Grievances you want the big Union boys are up at the
purple Palace laughing at you
Get out while the getting is good I wouldn't work there for $100,000 a
day

Name: Shit on me for the last time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Csx has done shit on me for the last time boys and girls after the 4th
of July holiday im starting my new job working from 6am to 230pm with
better pay and benefits.These jobs are out there in the trump economy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

TWO MAN CREW (HR 1748) PICKING UP STEAM GREAT NEWS!!!
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 

Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

(H.R. 1748) Safe freight act (TWO MAN CREW BILL) PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!  If you have done this already thank
you for your time and commitment 
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Is at least six (6) forums on this site where comments are posted.  None
of 'em are titled "political opinions, views", etc. - seem to be
asking for that type of input.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2019

" negative people"
I'm not complaining....you are.
I got the f $%# outta that shithole
It suxs now ,has always sux'ed
And will continue to sux...
Untill your told to unbolt the machinery
Get out while the gettin is good.
Vote Trump, keep America great.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Thankful to be an American. Thankful to have a good paying job and
Thankful to be a Republican. Guys have a SAFE and Productive day.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Hell... it aint even gonna be one man crew... it'll be one computer
crew
Your on your way out. Start unboltin the Machinery now that'll be the
last thing you do

Name: Two man crews forever
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Write them all you want...
One man Crew is coming.
Keep votin demon rat...
They'll  save your job
Hahahaha

Name: Surenuff
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Cade Breasseale is the most hated worker in bham now.  Heís going to get
whatís coming to him soon.  Karma baby karma!!! You can go around
messing with peopleís jobs like he did.  He was in the wrong from
making that video about Steen.  If heíd made a video of any of us we
would put a whipping on him. He better consider himself lucky that
Steen didnít do anything. I admit he needs to go heís nothing but
immature and a liability to csx. Smh

Name: Lol
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

I just read an article where a conductor Cade Breasseale videoed another
coworkerwho was also a conductor. The conductor that he recorded was in
a csx hotel room and Cade videoed him with his cell phone sharing it
with all the other employees ruining that Conductors reputation right
off the bat.  I mean seriously who does this except for a pervert or a
faggot.  I understand from conversations going around that he denied it
knowing all this coworkers knew he had done it.  What a coward!!! He
instead blame it on Jimmy Chambliss telling management and detectives
that Jimmy Chambliss was the one who done this. After all Jimmy
Chambliss put it on social media and Jimmy runs his mouth about
anything. If Cade had any balls he would of maníd Up, but of course
heís a liar, coward, and a faggot.  That says a lot for the friends he
hangs around, especially Mayo who looks like he has sugar in his shoes
too.  From what I hear Cade called and had himself placed 12 times out
in front of Z Steen. Cade had just came off of Montgomery and should be
placed 2 times out not 12 times out.  He purposely demanded to put in
front of Steen and we all know it was to bother Steen.  Cade purposely
manipulated the train system.  Thereís no telling what else has done. 
I know that he took pictures of an accident csx had on property and
sent those photos to abc33/40.  They gave him credits for the pictures.
 He also bashed csx by hash tagging fuccsx csxsux.  Iím sure his poor ol
grandfather would be so ashamed of his behavior and not standing up and
taking responsibility for his actions.  Ol grandpa would roll over in
his grave if he knew how Cade bashed and turned against csx.  Cade
breasseale you need to set the record straight, you made that video and
you shared it with people with intent to humiliate that coworker. We all
know it and we are tied of covering for a grown ass man.  This ainít
high school. You cost that man his job and all of thinks you should go
to.  You donít deserve this job you did the same if not worse and you
know it and we know it.  We are tired of covering your ass.  You need
to go.  All of us need to report him to the ethics line. He will do the
same damn thing to one of us.

Name: Capsis4925
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2019

Caps and Caps 2.0 was drawn up by some bitches who work Monday through
Friday, 9 to 5, "that can make a Dr.'s appt. or take care of a family
member"with every weekend and holiday off.    

As for a T&E "the only railroaders". We're on call a free service we
provide to these criminals.  We could be back home before we leave our
driveway "busted call" or could be 2 and a half days later.  The
common cold, flu or whatever not that big of a deal when you're home
in 8 hrs. But two and half days later could be life threatening not to
mention how many railroaders could be infected.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

I have said it once... and i will say it again.. CSX is like a Fan..
stand behind it and  its suxsssss.. stand in front of it and it
blows...STAND BESIDE it and IT does nothing !!!  Therefore fellas rule
#1 dont work on company time.. rule #2 dont shit on YOUR on time..

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

new hoggers


They misuse the DP.  It was originally designed to be put on the rear
like helper service.  It was to help control the slack and buff forces,
save some fuel and boost the hills.   It was never really meant to be
put in the middle of a train and a tele put on the end. All they are
doing is basically putting 2 trains together. They make them twice as
big. Their idea is to max out the HP that one engine will pull and put
two together. They don't run track speed over half the time and are
consuming more fuel on our territory. With the type of rolling hills we
have it is almost impossible to control the slack behind the second unit
in the train. when you have a train where the head end needs to be
slowed down and the cars behind the second engine need to be pulled it
doesn't do any good. we are having problems with the cars getting to
slow and running out and yanking the hell out of the trains. You cant
be in idle on the head end trying to slow down and having the second 
unit in 4 trying to keep the train together while the cars with over
6000 tons are hanging down hill behind the remote. The cars are just to
slow when they haven't even crested the hill yet.  Yeah they say it is
poor train handling but it is pure bullshit. The train should have a
unit on the rear and if the train is so damn long you cant keep
communication with it on the rear then cut the size of the damn train!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Im out of here as well thank the Lord. 13 yrs with csx is enough for me.
I was fortunate i think to do actual machinist work with my time at csx
and not the  diesel mech duties. Got a inside machinist job with a
company Mon-Friday 10 hrs a day. Pay is close to same 2 dollars less
too start than csx but no more 3 to 11 and no holidays. Health
insurance,vacation,and 401 k. Its out there if u want it. To those that
stay with r.r.good luck and have met and worked with some very fine
craftman and 
 people. Too management kiss my ASS !!

Name: Slaughter house field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Working at the railroad aint some great prize. They treat you like shit
and fire you at will. If you like it .... stay there. If you got any
skills and gumption go out and get something better cuz I can tell you
for a fact it's there if you look if you're lazy and just want to be
complicit and lay in the mire where you're at you'll retire in 40
years

Name: Slaughterhouse hand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Atleast at the slaughterhouse you didn't have to eat at Burger King at
3 a.m. when you got off of work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

As long as the hunting stays good im gonna stick around till they lay me
off.. killed 3 deer 8 hogs and 5 gobblers the past year while getting
paid to get the freight delivered. Not many jobs you can hunt while you
work and get paid to do it. One benefit of working T/E on railroad. Only
other two i know personally that can do it is farmers and loggers...
keep your freezer full !! Just a thought fellers.

Name: Johnny Paycheck 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

ME TOO : Take this job and shove it.. aint working here no more..!!
Start @ the pulpmill Monday. Utility reserve 17.50 hr..overtime
mandatory. Top operators making 36 hr. So something to work towards. By
By rr. Going to factory work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

PSR=   Capitalism At itís Finest!!  


Capitalism Xpress!!

Name: Just quit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

After 20 years of putting up with this shit  from csx i just quit.Just
ain't worth it anymore.At first it was nice being able to say i worked
for the railroad and the attention it recieves from people.I'm getting
out while the economy is good and jobs are plentiful.I want a normal
life again.The job was fun at first but not anymore.Get out while you
can my rr brothers and sisters

Name: FatHead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=55219


The new generation of democrats have lost their minds but a republican
would never go to bat for us like this.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Ah....hunter harris is dead...I didn't know if you guys heard the
news.
Why do you keep talking about him?

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

"Stick it out"
Working at csxs%$#hole is not some big prize. There are other jobs
available. 
Once your vested in RRR
With 18-20 you got your retirement
Sure you may lose 75 or $100 a week but is 75 or $100 a week worth
living like you're a slave in prison to a bunch of people that treat
you like a piece of s***

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I have been retired for six years now.  Could some one please
Tell me what is going on with no water or crew packs?
This sounds even worse than a chain gang!
Please advise further, we want to hear about this!
Thanks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Thatís why I wear a body camera !!!!!

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Asked for clear safety glasses.  I was told its on me I should have
taken better care of mine.  I've had these since EHH showed up.  
Scratched up bad but I guess they will do. I'm not paying for nothing
out here. I'm going to wear these boots till they fall off.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I used to think working there was great and I would retire but as the
years went on and I saw how they treated me and how they treated other
people I began to realize that it just wasn't worth it and I don't
regret quitting at all so if anybody seriously considers it it's worth
it trust me you're going to get your life back money ain't everything

Name: RailWiener 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We're told to report for duty 4 hrs after tieing up. Had 22 cars with
DP. We made this train up in the yard with no line of road work. To
make things even more ridiculous the DP kept placing train  in
emergency.  We made it half way home before going dead. Our silly ass
train master wanted to know why we were on duty over 12 hours.

And we have no water or Crew packs.  We also had 2 men and a dyke to
quit this month. Short on man power. All personal business are being
denied and having personnel days removed Friday to Monday.  Was told I
had to have pods done but can't be laid off to finish.  All claims are
being researched and denied.  CSX can't afford PPE and Gatorade is gone
to the wayside with the boot program.

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We be losing men every month.  CSX ain't got no body that be wanting
too stay her.  I be a soldier and like then houring the green don't
matter thay can't keep no body.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2019

The toilet situ has become such a problem last few months especially now
it hotter weather im not sure if were not getting methane poisoned...
severe headaches now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

A lot of shit going on at Avon and itís all being covered up,   Also a
very serious injury today,   Letís see if that gets covered up.

Name: No water
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

It's gong on here already.   Lc told fat boy it's was a contrac issue.
   Ab said file a grievance.

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Hearing rumors that they aren't going to provide crew packs or water
any longer. I've heard that many terminals are already seeing this.
Can anyone comment on this?

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

FRA 

Please explain why you aren't enforcing proper training of engineers
on the use of DP.  Tossing guys into the seat with no pilots. Just one
damn run with someone who knows what their doing!  You know that damn
simulator isn't even like running a real train. Your own rules say Csx
is supposed to have a training program filed with you.  Did you approve
of this shit? You going to take the blame when a key train with alert
cars is spilled everywhere when there is a derailment?  Call engineers.
Ask them about being told "here's the books. Now take the train. You
will figure it out". Let's just pretend we're sitting at a fake
train simulator and try to remember what the hell they showed us.  Do a
survey. See how many guys have had problems with severe slack!  See how
many have had communication problems. Do your job!

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

We've had 6 to quit in less than 6 months. Two more are currently
seeking employment  elsewhere.   All but two are former military.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

CSX


Please tell us how using DP in the train is saving you money when our
last trip cost us 1200 gallons of fuel when it normally only takes 700
with regular conventional power.  This is traveling on the same
territory with no side trips or anything out of the ordinary. I'm not
the only one noticing the ridiculous fuel consumption!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Three people in my terminal quit within the last month.   What does that
tell you about the future of this Gestapo and all the Nazi's in charge?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2019

Another day of PSR-    Ponzi Scheme Railroading 


Letís all stick together for once and go on Strike

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Yeah we all applied for this job and yes no one is holding a gun to our
head. With that being stated.  This is not the company most of us hired
out with. Also a lot of us was lied to and paid for a job.  Now we're
vested with is sorry ass RR.  There lies the problem. CSX knows it and
are exploiting their employees.  Additionally new hires are leaving and
not looking back.   As far as a fair days wages for a fair days work. 
That would be great but this corrupt industry will never go a long with
that.   Productivity of a RRer has increased a 100 fold while wages
struggle to keep up with cost of living.  Meanwhile CEOs are making
1000x what they they did 20 yrs ago.    CSX SUCKS ASS if that hurts
your feelings. You should visit a different site.    Caps was changed
as soon as an arbitrator sided with the employees.  So tell me CSX
aren't criminals.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2019

No employee of csx is conscripted\drafted.  ALL apply for a job.
Conditions truly suck at times?   Quit, resign.   Work elsewhere.
Perhaps the pay, benefits, etc. would be better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

I ran into a clerk the other day workin at Walmart , He said he wouldnít
worry to much about the one man crew deal , the union will protect your
job .

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2019

Its not like that Family: We just have too get the freight moved safely
and efficiently in this ever changing economy. Honest days pay for a
HONEST days WORK is all that is expected from our VALUED employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2019

Anyone have a contact that still makes those custom aluminum railroad
grips?

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

Well the GC's been talking with labor relations about SN to contact ACD
at the afht.   It comes down to they want to do away with more callers. 
 Just show up for duty no two hour call.  ACD can't call trains in two
hours how the hell will they be able to call one in ten?  CSX thinks
this will eventually start up at HT.  CSX can suck this big black dong.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2019

FWIW:
The ol' B&O closed the Garrett, IN yard in the late 1960s.
The yard jobs that were still there were all abolished, tracks were
torn out, etc.  C&O\B&O - Chessie System - CSX, have actually wanted
to close the place as a terminal, crew change point since then.  Guess
we'll have to wait & see what happens, how it goes.

Name: To willard carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

I'm telling you don't listen to the mr old head down in jack ass ville
mr corporate u think this fucking outfit wants us to know willard is
closing no absolutely not it's a sick fucking game to these guys to
fuck with the workers and have everybody worried about what's going on
you should be using your judgement about willard they been working on
closing willard for at least 6 months one train at a time I don't
really care what some blow hard from corporate says its comming be
prepared

Name: Formal field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Ive got tickets tickets anyone come on down and get your grievance
tickets issued by the Union hahaha...!!!
Thats a good one !!

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Side letter for making moves.  You can wipe your ass with that side
letter. CSX are criminals they don't give two shits about your side
letter.   Put the claims in. Get "researched" lol.  Get claims
denied.  It's all a dog and pony show and your union is selling
tickets.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Agreements?  They dont follow them anyway
They change it as they go.
Why waste your time trying to follow them or manipulate them they'll
just do whatever they want anyway

Name: Bad ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Listen up boys i just got hired and start redi in a month.I'm fixing to
show all the crybabies on here what it means to be a railroader.Stop the
crying and whining and do your damn job.See you boys on the rails
soon.This is my dream job

Name: Doc Holiday 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Rules to live by @ csx..Rule #1 dont work on company time. Rule #2 dont
shit on YOUR on time.

Name: Wyatt  Earp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

So CSX wants us out the door and headed to our power in 10-15 minutes.
These managers are under so much pressure to get these trains out, they
will do anything to make departure time.  I found a way to delay a train
and there's nothing they can do about it.

  When the IVR calls us for work, hang up on the system or let it go to
voicemail. After the first attempt, the computer will wait approx. 14-17
minutes before it calls back.  After not answering the second time, the
caller is suppose to manually call the employee to work.  Sometimes the
caller forgets or they are swamped and it takes a long time to call. The
other day, the caller didn't call me for 57 minutes after the initial
call.

  As we all know, both the Ble and the UTU agreement's state we have 2
hours to show up for work once called for work. This Greedy Company
wants to keep bending us over and pouring it in us a little more each
day. Time to start giving them a little dose of slow-the-fuck down and
don't buy into the Teamwork B.S.  There isn't any teamwork out here,
this Hedge Fund managed company wants to eliminate everyone of our
jobs.

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon yard aster got caught sucking the TM off in the bull pen

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

I feel for you I'm in exact same boat rr brother waite and see what
shitshow comes our way

Name: To same old same old
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

There will be a little yard work left there as to the extent of exactly
how much I am not sure I hope that helps a little but I'm not gonna
exaggerate what I know

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Csx...sucking for over a hundred years.
It sucked then....and it sucks now
When it comes to sucking their at the top of the game.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Hey Avon Yardmaster,


Maybe you need to go back to yardmaster school and re learn how to
build trains,     Only place I know of that has over 50 tracks and you
still canít build a train right,    Furthermore maybe you need to be re
educated on how a train is supposed to be built when having DP Power,   
 I know you think sucking up to your trainmaster buddies sitting next to
you will get you somewhere but it WONT!

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Believe me when I say this because I do not like any of it it effects me
personally willard is closing not sure exact date yet but it is
happening best thing we can hope is they close to many yards and
everything goes to hell in a handbasket I just can't figure out
exactly just how much more greedy these guys are gonna be they know
everybody knows there game suck every penny out of this company and
bounce laughing all the way to the bank it's a crying shame what these
hedge funds can do to corporate America today absolutely freaking
disquisting

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Cornelius Vanderbilt is what you call a corporate under the desk bitch!

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2019

Avon tower 2 turn the f*cking radio down.  We can't safely work in the
yard with your dumbass walking over everyone.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Crying Bitches !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Just a thought : I often wonder sometimes if working conditions would be
better if there wasnt a Union... if Company would be more willing to
Compensate the Good employees more fairly if it wasnt for the union
seniority bullcrap.

Name: LOOKING BACK? HAS IT CHANGED?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

been awhile since i left!   you folks still doing favors for  the
Company? you trying to kiss ass to get in early? you still dragging
your train into the next terminal so the next conductor has to check
your train? ya lazy bastards! if ya get the detector? stop and check
your train using csx rules!!! so your 10 miles from your home terminal?
do your job and do it safe!!!  check the frucking trains!
if  your told to commit an unsafe act? by all means?  do it!  chances
are your widow  and kids need the money? if you get called interrupting
your rest? by all means dont tell the caller  restart my rest  as you
 interrupted it?  !!!!!you  never know  whos wearing diapers? they wont
stop the train to take a chit?!hmmmm yup !!!!!  i  can go on and on   
bla  bla bla !  you get it yet?  use  the rules they say to use!!!!!!!


IF YOU HAVE A 16000 FT TRAIN AND I HAD A FEW LONGPOOL JOBS OUTA
CHICAGO!!!

 AND YA GET THE DETECTOR AND HAVE TO CHECK BY THE RULES  5 IN FRONT 
FIVE BEHIND?   GRAB YOUR FREAKING LUNCH  6PK OF WATER (FUSEES   IN CASE
OF DOGS)  HAD  LOTS OF DEFECTS ON SAME TRAIN COULD HARDLY HEAR
DISPATCHER  TRYING TO ASK MY ENGINEER HOW LONG I WAS GONNA BE?   
BEFORE I STARTED WALKING I TOLD HIM GRAB A CATNAP  GONNA BE AT LEAST
2-5 HOURS ACCOUNT  BAD WALKING CONDITIONS? AND TRAINS ON THE OTHER
MAINS!!!!    OH YA ALMOST FORGOT?  TAKE A CREW PACK WITH YA  ? AS THEY
PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE A DUMP!!!!!    IS IT STILL SAFE TO STAND
AND WATCH TRAINS GO BY?  30  FT?   IS THAT UNSAFE?  HMMMM? YUP IM AN
OLD FART!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2019

I think we all need to concentrate more on working hard and doing a good
Job.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

LMAO.....haahaa
Just reinforcing my decision was the right one and trying to let people
know you don't have to put up with the s*** out there so hahaha

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2019

Great lakes engineers

Does anyone know why they still have a bulletin out that engineers have
to use the PTC/TO integrated mode with version 5.0 when Jacksonville put
out a bulletin cancelling the use of it. What the hell. There Must be a
reason they cancelled it so why is the Greatkakes not cancelling the
ordet.  Are we the stool pigeons being used to test it?  Why isn't the
St. Louis line bulletin cancelled?
This constant contusion is just getting down right out of hand!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Concerning all of your posts, the unions & FRA are letting the carrier
do whatever they want.

Are you really that blind?

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

They want to pull some insane shit a t the afht.  Then they can expect
shit getting broken and stolen. Slip, trip and falls will increase too.
     Conductors will start screwing with the retainer valves on stored
cars.    They want to get stupid there some out here that will show
them stupid.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

I'll tell you what puts it getting called on your rest and working
every 12 hours.....
Quit that's what I did I haven't been called once since then it's
great I get a good night sleep I get up I go to work I'm home by 6 at
night I'm off on the weekends

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2019

Is a honest days work for a honest days pay that hard to understand ?

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

We toed up at way terminal called chief he say be back in for hours. Wat
we for for fucken hours. Me tired as cab be.

Name: Webe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brewer yard will be shutdown and all trains rerouted.   The jobs thatrun
into a Avon from Evansville will be by Terre Haute crews.    Just
overheard this on a conference call. The fat basterd in Evansville was
on speaker phone.

Name: RRCodger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brake Stick,
PLease relax!
That idoit DAYS OF JAMES MELTON Are about over.  Check out his
HISTORY!

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

When James Melton was informed train crew was delayed account
Low engine oil, he showed up with five quarts of 10W40.
And this what CSX wants as trainmasters?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2019

Williard is not being shutdown. Now get your ass's in gear and move the
damn freight!!

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

For those being forced to possibly show back up AT THE HOME TERMINAL:

BLET Single System Agreement Article 57:

Section 7. Aggregate Rule
A. An Engineer will not be aggregated out of his home terminal when
another Engineer, fully rested, is available and can properly be used
for the service.
B. If an Engineer is to be used in the aggregate, he must be notified
of that fact when he registers off duty on his inbound trip, and that
notice must inform him as to whether he is to be used within four (4)
or eight (8) hours.
 91
C. If he is not used within the time specified in the notice, he will
go under pay at the expiration of the four (4) hours or seven (7) hours
and fifty-nine (59) minutes of the proper notice.
D. Engineers who have been notified that they are to be used in the
aggregate and are not so used, will be entitled to eight (8) hours rest
before being required to accept call for service, if they so desire.
E. If a notice to aggregate is cancelled after the Engineer has gone on
pay as described in paragraph C above, pay will stop at the time of the
cancellation and the Engineer will be allowed the time under pay until
cancelled with a minimum of two (2) hours at the pro rata of pay. If
the notice is cancelled before pay starts the Engineer will be allowed
the payment of the two (2) hours.
F. When unforeseen service develops at a terminal where the first out
available Engineer standing for service was not given an aggregating
notice at the time of his last release from duty, such Engineer should
be called for to perform the unforeseen service even though he was not
given an aggregating notice. Such Engineer so called and responds to
such call will be allowed two (2) hours at the pro rata rate.
G. All payments referred to in this section will be computed on the
basis of the weight on drivers operated by the Engineers on the last
tour of duty if not used, or at the rate of the aggregating trip when
used, and will be in addition to all other earnings with no deductions
therefrom.
Note: If an Engineer called under paragraph F cannot be located, he
will not be shown as missing a call or unavailable for any reason. He
will maintain his turn but will not be allowed any compensation and the
available Engineer standing next for service will be called.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI its still rumor & speculation until it happens.  There are still
people working out of those terminals, and nobody has been served
notice.

Can it happen? yes!  Will it happen? who knows except for YOU!

You must be the rumor mill of the NMAD. Get out that skirt and high
heels, sit down with your lady guys and gossip some new rumors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI itís not a Rumor go look at the seniority roster on the computer and
look and see how many people are displaced and or Furloughed!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Lima, Garrett and Williard now being closed and Deshler will be a crew
change point!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

New CFO Mr. Boone as 18 yrs of merger experience. Something is cooking
down in Jacksonville and up over North Border in Ole Canada...

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Rules....


Question... PTC quarterly system bulletin reissue effective April
1,2019, page 3- item 2
States you will use restricted mode when doing switching moves.
It has an EXCEPTION. If you don't have the key then you can cut it out
instead. 

The new bulletin 205 effective June 1st says Exceptions to PTC in
previous versions is removed.  So you would think this bulletin would
only instruct you to use the restricted mode.
Not only does it NOT SAY A THING ABOUT RESTRICTED MODE BUT IT ONLY
INSTRUCTS YOU TO USE THE CUT OUT OPTION. 
please look at this and see if find something different. The way I read
it in the quarterly issue it is the CUT OUT MORE that is the exception. 
This gets really old trying to figure this format out. They need to
reissue the whole thing. Just put a whole new reissue now. Screw
waiting till July! In the meantime I'm  just cutting it out!

Name: Canned heat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Together we stand divided fall come on lets work together....come come
on lets work together...

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Check out what Trains Magizine has to say about PTC.
And you thought it was unsafe now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2019

Just as good a day as any too be sick..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

sir  : u would wanna go track speed too if u had too smell the putrid
gas that MOST of you hoggers seem to have a natural ability to exhaust
at any given moment...good gawd it will peal the paint off a wall i
swear..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

What's the frequency Kenneth ?

Name: estrellaracka
E-mail: jjj@ hoot.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

proof that they are vidios of rr employes in buffalo hotel .They stated
because they own it and pay for th room they tape ypu  choking the
chickin. check under the smoke alarm

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

It all too often is a waste of effort/time to post anything truly
worthwhile and\or useful for the lowly rank & file on this particular
website.

Name: Rail Edge movement planner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Ge rail edge movement planner software is being implemented starting
today.. with it and PTC... CSX will be going to 1 person train crews on
70 % of its network by 1st quarter of 2020. Nothing will stop it from
happening now. Is what it is. Next big step will be squashing the
Unions once and for all. Dont agree with it personally. Corporate wants
all control all the time and they have with Deep pockets and Fed Govt on
there side more than ever with Automation as a key to reducing jobs
accomplish there this goal.

Name: Steve G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Somebody gonna stick that cellphone up Breasseale s azz if he is caught
videoing any of us Nashville boys!!

Name: HOPE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE!!!!

ALL CONDUCTORS AND ENGINEERS!


DO NOT THROW AWAY THE LATEST ISSUE OF YOUR SMART MAGAZINE UNTIL YOU
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ABOUT THE STATE OF COLORADO WINNING THE FIGHT
TO KEEP TWO CREW MEMBERS IN THE SEAT ON THEIR FREIGHT TRAINS!

This article is perfect for everyone to carry door to door and talk to
your neighbors about the possibility of ONE man/person crews coming to
the state of Indiana.  In the article it states that the Colorado state
legislative board released the results of a three day random survey
using landlines and cell phones contacting 550 residents and it showed
77% would vote in favor of a two person crew. THIS WAS JUST THREE DAYS!
 Just imagine the numbers all of us could get if we all walked door to
door to get a petition signed in favor of the state of Indiana making
it a law that all freight trains must have at least TWO crew members on
board.  Not only can you show them this article but you can explain to
them the hazards that a ONE person crew could and most likely will
cause. The new technology does not replace the ability of TWO sets of
eyes to protect the train and its crew. It is not human and can not
physically assist a human being in case of an emergency!

1. How many times have you tried to call up a dispatcher and had to
wait over 10 minutes for them to return your call. It is especially
hard to make contact during shift change while they are doing their
turnover. How many of you have used the emergency channel and had to
wait over 5 minutes to get a response.

2. How many times has a radio dropped out or you have tried to call a
Road foreman in charge to get authority through his area and had to
stop at his red board until he could get closer. Radio communications
in several areas can be absolutely horrific.

3. How many times have you worked with a conductor who's hand held
radio could not be picked up unless he was standing on a car and
holding it up into the air to pick up a signal.

4, How many times have you as an engineer been caught off guard by
someone running a gate, a trespasser, a fallen tree, obstruction on the
track, etc. but yet your conductor was able to catch it in time to give
you fair warning. He is able to see on the blind side of the train
where you can not.

5. How many times have you been so tired it took everything you had to
stay alert and the conductor helped you stay awake. We have all heard
the company say you are not supposed to report to work if you are not
properly rested. With the working schedule we have and the inability to
mark off for more rest without fear of being reprimanded with points it
isn't ever guaranteed that crews will be rested. WE NEED TWO SETS OF
EYES.

Fog, heavy rain, snow storms, heavy wind, tree limb obstructions all
require TWO sets of eyes being available for anything that might happen
on either side of the train in blind curves.

What happens if a single crew member gets ill during the trip. What
happens if someone has a heart attack.  What happens if someone chokes
while eating their lunch/dinner on the train. No one will be there to
assist.  You have a better chance of surviving if someone is there to
assist. Especially if it is in the middle of no where and it takes
hours for someone to show up. Will they charge the conductor for
cutting away and moving the engine to a place where they can meet an
ambulance if he/she doesn't have a FEDERAL LICENSE to run a train? 
Don't laugh. We all run in areas like this.
How about being tired as hell at 2-4 am in the morning and trying to
keep an eye on all the computer screens and concentrate on things
outside of the train. It is horrible. The eye strain is hard on many
and if you are running at night we all know how bright these screens
can be and many will not dim properly. If you have to wear glasses it
can make the glare ever worse.
How about the reflection from the computer screens on the windows in
the front of the cab as well as the side windows and back exit doors!
Come on guys. You know what kind of problems this can cause. How many
of you cant use your side mirrors because all you can see is the
computer screen reflection on the window when it is dark. You have to
open your window to use it. How many of you thought you had someone
getting ready to run the gates to only find out that it was a
reflection of headlights bouncing off of the conductors window and
reflecting on yours.  You all have experienced reflections in the cabs
at night because of this. You will continue to experience this. In fact
there have been times I thought a car coming up beside me was just
another reflection just to find out it wasn't. They were racing me to
the next gate crossing. 
How about the amount of hazardous materials we haul. How many chemicals
require an evacuation of at least two miles if you derail and one of
them spill. There are just too many chemicals and hazardous situations
to cover in one post. The FRA and the carrier know this. The public
should too!

Come on guys!  Copy this post and take the article from the smart
magazine with you and go door to door. If they don't have time to talk
then leave the info and your contact info with them so they can let you
know later if they will sign your petition. Don't sit around and do
nothing. For Gods sake, the railroaders of Indiana and Illinois should
be able to get this done too! Let this post and the article do the
speaking for you. Everything in this post is 100% accurate and can be
defended in court!

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE 

$5000 cash reward for the video Michael Cade Breasseale made of fellow
employee Zachary A Steen.  Video was made outside of a CSX hotel room
by Breasseale.(video was used to damage reputation and make fun of Mr.
Steen and was promoted by Breasseale.) Mr. Steen was unaware of video
until it was in circulation. This video was distributed in Nashville,
Birmingham, Bessemer, and Montgomery.  We have phone records and know
who the video was sent to but to save a lot of lost days in court
someone needs to come forward before this really gets out of hand. Mr
Breasseale himself is a coward and will not supply the video but blames
his coworkers for the video. He has lied on several occasions to save
his job but yet continues to video himself on the train, video
coworkers and accidents such as derails and supplies the media with his
videos in hopes he will get his 5 minutes of fame. Help us get him his 5
minutes of fame and turn him in!!! before you are his next victim, 
Breasseale made the video on his cellphone and distributed it to
coworkers causing harm to Mr, Steen. NO questions asked and person
supplying video and/or information will be held confidential.  Please
send any info or video to email justiceserved4567@gmail.com

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Xlt... I guess you have no idea whats happened in the u.s. as far as
industrial employment those are the good paying jobs with big
companies.your probably not old enough to have watched it happen. And
then your demon rat Gods told you it was just a global economy while
these other countries laughed at our stupidity. At least Trump is doing
something about it while your demon rat cohorts gave the store away for
"free" trade and you and me where the ones suffering not them so go
back to your hole and get ready to vote for Bernie in the demon rat
primary circus coming up

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Fellers i think were all missing the point here. With this new fail safe
smooth sailing 100 % safe PTC techfartology...they aint gonna be no
derailments no hotboxes no power issues no broke knuckles.. no air
issues..no problems at all... Everything is in AUTOMATIC.........

Name: Davis jj
E-mail: Mobile al
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

More jobs are going to be cut soon,  I truly believe this sorry ass
company will be sold in the near future . We are doing some old school
shit,  our attitude is fuck them before they fuck us . Feeling out
injury reports on backs , feet or hands what ever just claim
something.maybe go through some switches, derail a few cars , what ever
it takes

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Great news !!! There is life after shithole express!!! I finally
realized it wasn't worth it and left and I wouldn't go back for
$10,000 a half

Name: Who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Who gives a rats ass if they get rid of us conductors and go to a one
man crew. I will just find another job. I made it 35 years before CSX
and I will make it another 35 after. Fuck these bastards. Quit
stressing and worrying about something that may or may not happen. Will
be fine regardless of what happens. So go ahead you greedy corporate and
Wall Street cocksuckers, ďMake my DayĒ

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Start thinking like the CEO of a cut-throat billion dollar enterprise.

Your regulating agency proposes a rule.(Government)
Your industry interest group catches wind.(AAR)
Your retained special interest committeee recommends course of action
for prevention of enacting rule.(Lobbyists)

(AAR) + (LOBBYIST) =(GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE)

Almost 1600 comments by current and former railroaders were disregarded
by the wishes of the AAR. The very thought that any of us had a chance
in persuading the government to make a decision was beyond wishful
thinking. It was a pipe dream.

We can hope and pray that letters and calls to the FRA will improve
working conditions. In the end though we control it all. 

Again, we can shut down yards system wide by just following 1 operating
rule.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Brothers


Do not trust the PTC!  It has many flaws and it is not fail safe! 
Flipping info from one train to another is a disaster waiting to
happen.  Watch it like a hawk. If anything goes down while you have
your eyes focused on the PTC, TO and DP screen the company is the one
who will be held accountable if you end up in court after being sued by
the injured party. If they think these devices will protect them when
they go to one man crews they are sadly mistaken.  Cover your butts and
don't take your eyes off of the thing. That's what you have a
conductor for. Make sure he is watching for all trespasser, gate
runners, fallen trees, obstructions coming around blind curves, gates
that are malfunctioning, pumping signals, maintenance away and track
workers, public utility workers, bridge workers, large loose farm
animals, flooding creeks, bad track and the list goes on!

Don't forget the school season is over. Watch for farm kids on 4
wheelers and kids hanging around river bridges and walking the tracks
to and from home.  It is a dangerous time of year with storms as well.
It takes 2 sets of eyes to watch for everything out here!

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

SMART COLLECTED ALMOST $3,000,000 in DUES IN 2018.

What are you paying for?

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Arbitration is different from law in one way. That is, arbitration does
not bases itís cause in neutrality. The law however, operates off the
Ďprincipleí of fairness. The company and union stay out of the court
system because 1) it is costly and 2) isnít proceeding is public
record-neither side wants a loss to be published.

The company creates an argument for change to an arbitrator as Ďwe have
a new way in which we do business and therefore x article of the
agreement no longer applies... here is whyí.

The union needs to take the same direction. The company already has its
argument laid out: PSR. The union needs to follow suit and say Ď well we
completely understand. Letís alter the entire agreementí. It may seem
extreme but not aggregious in principle.

The union must realize that the labor body holds significant power when
entrusted to come to work. Work stoppage-illegal actions/strikes do not
have to occur. We can demonstrate just how powerful we are by following
the rules!

Call me a dumbass, but sitting idly while getting screwed isnít a
pastime of mine.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

ďAnother round of big cutsĒ

Thanks.

Doesnít seem likely though.

If Iím prepping for a sale Iím not gonna furlough anyone.  This is
basic business. Donít buy a lemon. When a new controlling interest
looks at the acquisition of a new company they will be turned off at
the sight of furloughed employees. At face value it represents a
staffing issue. Underneath it may indicate that there is a discrepancy
with staffing and operational instability. 

Any ďbig cutsĒ will be to non-essential management and office
employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Another round of BIG CUTS ahead just around corner... low seniority be
prepared.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

Must be a road guy,

Or a middle-of-the-list mid-life crisis type. 

I work with a lot of guys like you too. 

Too lazy to make a stand. Too smart to realize we are both two crabs in
the same barrel.

Name: locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

All Engineers

That post under conductor who was talking about the PTC having a major
flaw is correct.  I had the same thing happen to me just the other day.
 I took a main line hand off and when I went to put in my PTC info a
message popped  up that there was a violation. There was a red fence on
both ends of the train. The message asked me to acknowledge the
violation to clear it. I wasn't going to do it without talking to the
PTC desk first but then me and my conductor noticed it had the wrong
engine number on it. It wasn't in our consist at all.  Man, this is
scary crap.  If this kind of stuff is popping up on the wrong engines
no telling what other stuff can go wrong! I just cleared it out because
I knew I hadn't done a thing wrong and the engine info was wrong.  Next
time I wont move an inch without letting the dispatcher and PTC know.  I
hope the FRA is reading this!

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

We are in control... 

Just need a leader. I donít think the union sharing offices with the
company is the right leadership for us. We need a new General Chair
with balls.

Iím tired of reading ďSMART representative Johnny Ballbags  issued
statement condemning the stance of the corporation saying Ďthis is just
another example of the company fostering an unsafe work environmentí.Ē

They screw us - we screw them.

With their own rules!

Am I the only one who sees this?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Brothers!  WARNING!


I read that FRA doc.  2014-0033 and it isn't a  JOKE!   They will have
one man crews and we wont be able to say a thing about it.  READ THE
WHOLE THING.. They stated in it that they thought they could get this
passed without any outside problems but they were going to have a
meeting for the public to voice their concerns. They said they would
announce a date when and where they were going to have it.  Every
single person who can make this meeting should take the damn sick day
and go. If you cant then you should have a family, friend or neighbor
there to voice their opinions.   Im telling you now , the one man crew
is coming. It might just be on trains that have no hazmat maybe just
hazmat's that are alert ratings or explosive. No way in hell military
trains or trains that have nuclear spent fuel can be one man, but if
csx can find a way to pull it off they will. we all know this.  This is
no JOKE PEOPLE.

And on another note of unsafe practice and equipment, the PTC program
has a serious glitch.  The last 2 days crews have been reporting that
they are getting messages on trains that there has been a serious
violation committed on the train and THE WRONG ENGINE NUMBER IS LISTED
ON THE SCREEN. It has been reported that a crew was heard talking to
the PTC help desk on the radio and they told the crew that their
program could have picked up the program of another train.

If you get this message on your PTC screen DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE IT TO
CLEAR IT OUT UNTIL YOU TALK TO THE HELP DESK!  This is a serious and
dangerous mistake. If a locomotives program is bleeding over to another
locomotive and showing up on their screen then who is to say that it
wouldn't seed the wrong information from the wrong territory or cause
another locomotive to go into suppression or maybe even cause a serious
accident.  DO NOT CLEAR IT OUT WITHOUT TALKING TO THE HELP DESK FIRST.
It would also be a wise idea to make sure the dispatcher knows what has
happened. The exact details! I would think the FRA would want to know
that this is happening and where!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Everyone who checks this site read the FRA Docket No. 2014-0033 in it's
entirety that was posted?  If not, do so, word for word.  If not taken
seriously, it should be. And remembered.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2019

Another great day to be a railroader!

To the UTU General Chair:

I know you are reading these, you better have your LCís submit letters
of non-compliance to the highest division officers regarding unsafe
working conditions, starting with switches. Give the company 1 week to
identify all hard-to-throw switches before WE the union issue our own
safety blitz and tag every yard, line-of-road, and industry switch! New
policy starts June 1st-new way of working stars May 31st! We can shut
down this railroad with their own rules! No trains in and no trains out
until switches are inspected and repaired after being tagged! 

Whatís better than a strike? Coming to work and watching TMís stress
over production, while we wait to work because the track department has
their hands full trying to dig out switch bars.

This is your only chance. Try electing yourself into office again and
see what happens!

I donít mind a Wally-world vacation for the union folk, but you better
come back ready to organize!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

I need to go all of May to get my 3 point credit. Calendar month. Credit
given on June 1st. New policy takes affect June 1st. As far as I know
June 1st has nothing to do with the month of MAY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Look Alive Ladies and Gentlemen:      Shit just got real now,      We
need to unite now more than ever !!


http://t.congressweb.com/l/?XAGNBFRGOIJFPNT

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Smh, Iím with you brother. 
First things first: 
The beauty of the railroad is the mentally retarded folks that run it.
Computers run everything these days-job titles are only for the
narcissist egomaniacs that believe they are gonna climb a never ending
ladder. The mainframe will work regardless of who the ceo or assistant
superintendent is.  They will answer for our actions before we do-if we
are to do this.

Second: WE DO NOT NEED TO STRIKE! All we have to do is follow their
rules to  the best of our abilities and that will have a profound
effect.(see my previous posts)

Third: If we are to do this, everyone needs fire insurance. The asshat
mgrís will get angry and some will pay-at least they will get paid
though. If the cost of insurance is too high we tell the UTU or BRCF
Ďhey we want full benefits at $xx.xx a monthí if they donít like it
well there is 3,000 members that will go elsewhere. Strength in
numbers. We are in control.

Fourth: I donít pay these fuckin dues for nothing. The union better get
its act together instead of putting out letters that express how
dissatisfied they are with company policies. For too long the unions
have sat back and let it happen. They throw their hands in the air-
like they are at a Ricky Martin concert or some shit. Organize the
organized or be replaced with ACRE, BLET, or whoever the hell else
there is. 

We get caught up in the mundane process of work and life sometimes.
Answer the phone, go to work, go to sleep... that we donít realize we
are getting in the butt until you wake up one day and you are so tired
you can barely move. I havenít been working on the railroad these years
to get taken out by a drone or some dickhead attendance policy.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

I should write a book...

The company with these policies is telling you that they absolutely
need and depend on you. They need the workforce to be lean to produce
good numbers. PSR donít work, and if it does-it doesnít work for us.

Give then what they ask for and these policies will disappear. Give
them their bad orders, give them their bad switches, give them their
safety. 

If they thought losing a favorable award from an arbitrator was bad,
wait until they see a unified group following their rules to a ĎTí. 

Unions must pressure local management to create a list of required
items to be on the employees person when working. That way when a
ďbook-checkĒ occurs you have everything that is listed.

Unions must pressure local management to create a work flow of all
tasks to be completed during shifts. That way when they see how thin
they are spread and all the work they need only gets finished half-way
you are protected from any backlash.

Their railroad, their rules- show emí why they are retards.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Strikes are illegal on the railroad-we all know. 

There will be no strike and there will be no slow down.

There will come a point though when ALL will realize in unison that in
order to work safely we must take the time to review our tasks before,
during, and after making any kind of move. If this slows down the work
then it slows down the work. 

Nothing illegal.

It is up to the union to organize this safety effort to ensure all are
on the same page.

The General Chair will have to advise the locals, and the locals will
have to advise the membership.

The company says we are unsafe. Well then itís time to get safe at the
same time, system wide. No favors, no shortcuts, just compliance.

Items to include (but limited to):
Shopping bad order cars on the hump,
Shopping engines that arenít 100% in compliance,
Stopping movements during shoves when radio transmission becomes
congested,
Pulling Auto racks in yard cuts at 4 Mph to reduce sway,
Watching all bowl pull cuts at 4mph to inspect cars for bad orders,
Tagging all switches that require an unreasonable amount of force,
etc...

The company issues managers compliance testing protocol every month or
so. The union will do the same!

Two can play this game.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Need to concentrate more on doing a good job while being safe and
following the RULES...instead of sick days and and vacation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Anyone have a contact of who makes those custom   Aluminum  Railroad
grips. 

Thanks!

Name: STRIKE@csx.com
E-mail: wildcatter@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2019

Stoicism: 

The Power of Indifference to Obstacles

Turn the establishment upside down

Vote Republican

The Democrats will open the borders and you will be making minimum
wages

I'm told that more than half of Union Pacific's stored locomotives
have unknown electrical issues...What happened?

Railroad CEO's income is now averaging $50,000,000,00 annually with
stock options...Thanks Hunter Harrison.

Name: Area 51 drone Squadron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

If there are birds flying over head does the company need to provide you
with head protection also?

Name: E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

I come to work and do my job.   I don't care if a TM is following me on
foot or by drone.  What can a TM do to me?  Nothing! That's what. 
I've been out here 26 years.   I've seen managers come and go.. Most
quit some are let go but I'm still here.   They can't take your
birthday away.  The intimidated employee is the one who gives these
managers power.    26 years I've come to the conclusion. That most
contract employees are veterans, tradesman and college grads. The
contract employees skills and education are greater than the lower
level managers who try To baby sit us.  Most lower level managers are
someone who wants to be in the middle of all the BS. Has no friends and
on their third marriage.  I don't even bother to ask their name and
never keep their phone number.  The new TM will be gone before we bid
on vacations.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2019

We are finding Drones are a valuable Tool that can help us reach our
ultimate goal of operating in an incident free environment and ensure
all our Valued employees go home safely.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Drones should not bother a safe worker following all the rules and
staying busy and productive ...period !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Everyone marking off sick Is long over due. Unfortunately we dont stick
together for something like that to work.. for whatever reason. Some
people can't afford to mark off for 1 day or too scared.. complain day
in and day out but won't do anything about it.. it at least will get
our point across

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cry me river..Cry me river...ol ol...

Name: caps 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

From the beginning of their  caps policy.  The union said that Step1 and
step 2 were absolutely discipline.  The carrier of course stated it was
not. So they could hold Step 1 and Step 2 over an employee's head till
they were fired or quit. 

The ble Csx agreement states ever rolling 6 months that an engineer
with 5 years seniority  1 discipline would fall off an engineers record
with no other infractions.  It was the carrier's sad attempt to breach
contract.

The arbitrator stated it was most certainly discipline. It has always
been discipline.  Anyone who is in step 1 or step 2.  Their record must
be reviewed and steps removed if a rolling 6 months was covered.
 CSX will manipulate and twist our agreements for their benefit. They
knew this was a breach of contract.  They do not care!!! CSX and it's
high brass are criminals.

Name: Crackhead hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

When ever you kids get tired of how they are treating us, pick a date
for everyone to go to the doctor to get checked out.

Sick of being harrassed?
Sick of being bullied?
Sick of being ordered to do unsafe things?
Sick of having claims denied?
Sick of pay being messed up?
SIck of being denied contractual time off?
Sick of being rushed out of the crew room?
Sick of not being able to do a proper job briefing?

If we are sick of how CSX is treating us, maybe we all need to mark of
sick at the same time and go get checked out by a doctor? Can't fire
you if you go get a doctor note for being SICK OF HOW THEY TREAT US!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2019

Alan Hall is the one Flying Drones at Avon!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Submit all the "concerns " you want to the FAA.....You guys are
wasting your time..
Submit all the claims... grievances..
Union complaints... you want it's rigged the union don't give a crap
about you
I explained to you before about them screwing people who have been
fired and waiting for their cases to be heard by the labor board with
their 401K is being held the union knows all about it you guys are
suckers
I'm glad I'm not there anymore you guys can keep dreaming if you
want.
And remember to vote demon rat like a good Union member. They can sell
your job to some one else for less pay
And keep themselves a job getting paid the big bucks  working Monday
through Friday 9 to 4 while you work every weekend and every holiday at
3 a.m. 
They're lying to you the demon rats are the ones that have screwed
America up there the ones that are given all the stuff to China, Korea
, japan ,Germany  anywhere else while they screw us with tariffs and if
our Administration starts Tariffin
them to even every thing out the demon rats tell you the Republicans
are traffin working people... who on this site ... if your for the
"workin man" cant afford to spend $2 more a day so that everyone in
America could enjoy the fruits of their labor?
That's what the demon rats are saying it's going to cost the average
American $2 more a day do the math

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Brothers


Cant get ahold of my damn lC.  Whats going on with the engineer bid
cards.  My history shows that I was just awarded my job at 1500 and
then at 1545 is shows I was Deactivated man power.  Im still on the
same extra board. Its Monday. How in the hell can they be adjusting all
this crap on a Monday afternoon. They have made some serious screw ups. 
Any one else dealing with this right now???

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Rules


In reference to the carrier using drones for operational testing.

FRA 217.9 Section 2 (C) Written program of operational tests and
inspections. Every railroad shall have a written program of operational
test and inspections IN EFFECT! This would include the introduction of
drones to conduct testing of employees. They must maintain this
information at the headquarters in Jacksonville.

Section 3- DESCRIBE EACH OPERATIONAL TEST AND INSPECTION REQUIRED,
INCLUDING THE MEANS AND PROCEDURES USED TO CARRY IT OUT.


The articles are too lengthy to post. If you wish to learn more about
the laws in place you can view the CFR 49 transportation parts 200-299
starting at page 249.
Contact your designated union representation if you encounter a drone
during testing. This should have been reported in writing to your union
representation. You should also contact your FRA operational testing
officer for your area and have him/her make sure that all legal
paperwork was submitted in regards to this new procedure in testing the
employees.

Failure to report such procedures for operational testing is viewed as
a violation of federal laws. If you would like more info on this view
FRA laws 217.9 page 252 of the FRA codes listed above

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Heads up to all,   CSX is now flying Drones to do rules compliance
checks.   Keep and eye in the sky and in the weeds,     Kakhi Patrol is
in Full Force!!!

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 May 2019

Wtf


SN 119 included Father's Day.  In 2018 the SN on improper lay offs
listed Mother's Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.    It was
sarcasm. That "we made the list". This out fit thinks if you layoff
and it happens to be teachers day that you must have been abusing
laying off.

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

System notice 119

To all the Dads we made it on the list.  Fathers Day was added this
year after being left out in 2018.    CSX will continue monitoring
improper layoffs.  LOL this place is a  joke. 


Happy Mother's Day lay off and enjoy your time with your mother. A
person never knows if it could be their last. 

New ruling on CAPS step 1 and step 2 fall off after 6 months.    Or
save it and everyone layoff Christmas.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2019

How do we look up our ďEmployee O testĒ now? We use to be able to see it
on gateway. Canít find it now. Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2019

I just dont get. CSX aint that bad to work for. Just be hard working
willing to learn and be OPEN Minded about Union/Mangement relations in
a Changing Economy. On PSR with coal revenue down down down.. The
railroad had to tighten up on its capital coal required when it was
thriving alot of power, cars,and manpower to get it over the road. All
that is not needed as much today nor in the foreseeable future.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

See for yourselves,     All record Profits!!



https://smart-union.org/news/carriers-release-2019-1st-quarter-earnings-reports/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Has anybody else heard in the wind about company trying to "again"
combine the Machinist/pipefitter crafts.. waiting to here back from our
local L.C. on it...just curious if anybody else hearing it.

Name: Better Class 1 Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Watching you peasant CSX morons bicker back and forth with your
leadership is classy yet unbecoming of a great railroad like the one I
work for. Where we co exist in peace and harmony with our leadership.
Making money and getting all our claims paid. Eat shit on your lower
class railroad you peasants. From a railroad that knows how to profit
that is all I say good day sir.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

conductor 1-10.. just do your job and dont worry about the damn
engineers job buddy..

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

FRA!!!!


You need to tell me and everyone else in the public how the hell you
can allow engineers to run trains across this railroad with distributed
power who NEVER TOOK the required training class that was given in the
mobile training trailers.  They called off the pilots who were supposed
to be out here going with these people. they are using Tm to help these
guys set up the power and get it ready to leave the yard. They expect
them to read the books on the power and how to run them after they
leave their terminals. You tell me how this is safe. You bust ass to
get the PTC in place but you turn your heads on this crap. What's it
going to take. One of these green horns tearing a train all to hell in
the wrong place with the wrong commodity and killing someone in the
public or destroying half a town!  Next time Im sent out on a train
with an engineer who doesn't know a thing about this damn power and is
told to leave with it with books in his lap Im calling the D.C. office
and filing a complaint. If I have too I will call the USDOT. There are
bulletins being issued on the use of this power but the engineers
don't understand a damn thing they are reading because they don't
know a damn thing about. Toss some books in their laps and tell them to
read them and go run a train across the country half ass guessing what
they are doing the whole trip. Are you people just plain retarded?  You
don't give a crap what could happen with this scenario?  You will care
when someone dies!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2019

Well BNSF... is going to go psr...Buffet said it 2day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2019

Anyone who posts on this website attend the annual shareholder meeting
held May 3, 2019 or view it via the internet?  Four (4) major things to
vote on including the elections for board directors. 

Nothing on the shareholder ballot regarding merger - wonder if such was
discussed at all on the floor at the meeting. 



By the way:  it's the STB [Surface Transportation Board - the federal
agency that basically replaced the old ICC \ Interstate Commerce
Commission in the 1990s) that would have a lot of say so in any RR
mega-merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2019

What yall think does UPCX sound better and more catchy...or CXUP...hard
choice to make??

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2019

Quote from Your CEO: "I can say that YOUR company is operating better
than anytime in its History. The Company is producing very strong CASH
flows for YOU the SHAREHOLDERS!!!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

I'm  in "bluh - bluh -bluh...
And 10 years before they change tbe color of the toilet paper tbey do a
Dupont employee survey.... you guys keep smoking the pole, ah I mean 
drinking the Tyler Mountain Water....old heads will remember the litle
water bottles with the tin foil lids.... I think the demon rats are now
using the rappers from those water bottles to make tinfoil hats
They use them to get their marching orders through their tinfoil-hat
receptacles

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

You guys are a bunch of suckers
Good luck... keep believing in your
 kiss azz union and turning in grievances
And in a 100 years you'll  get paid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

does anybody else feel the URGE to Merge??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

Until we say enough is enough we will continue to get treated like
second class human. They dont care about your safety or wellbeing and
never will we are all numbers out here and we dont stick together and
that's a shame let's stop being sheeps and become wolves because
without us they wouldn't have jobs. Stand up now or lay down forever.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2019

Well naturally - stock worth will be higher with less employees.
Wonder what the stock price will go up to with even more job cuts.
After all, employees\workers are a big expense to a company.

Guess some are right on:  this outfit is not really into running a
railroad for the long term.   If they were, it'd have to be for big
profit(s) and then the big shots and shareholders probably still
wouldn't be satisfied.   Can about bank on more changes coming.
 
Be grateful for all\any union agreements that are still in place
before those are gone too.   Without, we'll no doubt be expected to do
even more and tolerate more, with less compensation.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2019

UP CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge.BNSF Norfolk Southern and CN will
merge. Get ready gents

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Company has 20 openings for conductors at Selkirk location.

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

Agreed 100%.. Noone wants to stick together to make a difference,
everyone acts like they do until the time comes then they are asked to
step up for a hotshot or going out of the way to help the place that is
trying to take everything from us.  They lay guys off and the same night
they are calling us to stepup because they don't have guys.. And people
step up!

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

When they go out of they're way to treat us like shit to make our lives
miserable and break the contracts we negotiated and agreed to regularly
then we have the right to bitch and complain.  We all know if we don't
do what they want they bitch and complain by punishing us.  It's the
"quit whining and bitching attitude" that put us in this position to
begin with. History has shown if you treat people like shit they
revolt, and the reason we can't get change is because of the ones that
say " they can do that" or "your just being a whiny railroader". 
I'm not familiar with this site but it sure sounds like officials on
here responding in some post.

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

Lol.... It's fucking rough in here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

It won't be long now CSX will have a new more restrictive attendance
policy.   We had a favorable ruling under caps.    Those bitches are
working double time trying to put together a new policy.

Name: Circus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

I got news for you clowns. If you are employed by a Railroad, then they
own you and your family. Period. They want to own 100 % of your life.
Vacation time that youíve earned is theirs. They set caps, you get
sick, better not be on their time. You need to want to get sick on your
off days. And for the NS RR. Welcome to the club. Csx has been beating
us for a few years now. Come work for this company, youíll see what
HELL is really like.

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2019

Thought I'd let you guys know NS new attendance policy....3 days in 90
and 1 of the 3 can only be Fri-Sunday or your handled, they want to
control how and when we get sick now. Ridiculous considering conductor
gets no off days.  I've worked 32 straight, I get restarted in hotel
or deadheaded on 5 starts consistently (imagine that).  We work 6/2 as
conductors but you never see 6 starts.  Someone will come in sick and
get hurt or hurt someone else soon because they are in fear of they're
job being lost.  Railroads are really pushing the limits more and more
and our unions need to get out of the railroads pockets. We all need to
stick together to make change. Hope you all are doing well on CSX and
things get easier for you all aswell.  Stay safe.

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2019

Parole, don't jump to conclusions I do have a family which I was able
to keep in spite of the railroad I had health insurance before I got to
the railroad and I got it now it's not the only place to get it
Working and CSX sux is not conclusive to a family man I would assume
when you say you retired that you're riding solo as the divorce rates
at the railroad that my terminal were 35 to 40% well above the normal
I'm sure

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole.....try replacing pay check?  Well i have maybe not nickel for
nickel and maybe I don't have the same health coverage but I sure as
hell got a much better life and in the end you can have all the money
you want if you have a shity life what the hell is the point

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2019

1st quarter net earnings are 834 million.
Thats a clear sign things are being managed right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

I am going to bring some light on a situation that is happened in
Birmingham Al. He has been behind getting a few workers fired here and
in a lot of trouble. All need to share it because the company does not
seem to care enough to put a stop to it.  An employee at the Birmingham
 known as Michael Cade Breasseale has a problem videoing his fellow
coworkers in the hotel rooms and on the job. He then shares the video
he has made on his phone with other coworkers to make fun and "fit
in". He and his buddies makes fun of any of you coworkers that
stutters or has any kind of abnormality at all or another color than
himself. Csx is aware and allows this. This really shows how immature
you guys can be.  He represents CSX.  He represents you workers.  He
has no problem downing the company as most of you do.  People like Cade
are snitches, they portrait themselves as your buddy while finding out
on you and running and telling to make himself look good.  He likes to
stir crap between everyone texting and spreading gossip.  If you work
along side M Cade Breasseale in Mobile, Montgomery, or Nashville, be
alert and aware-he is going to video you and send it to a fellow named
Mike Stone (partner in his crime and one of his union buddies that will
snitch you out) If you are in a hotel room please for God sake make sure
your windows..blinds, peep hole and all are where he cant look in on
you. There is a question as to if he is gay or not, why else would he
like to video you guys.  He posts on gay porn websites. Stir clear of
this psycho he is nothing but trouble. He has a problem stalker his
victims and will go as far as following them around on boards and lying
about his placement.  A liability waiting to happen.  Protect yourself
from him!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Another fatality involving remote control locomotives!!      When will
the FRA
Put a stop to all the non sense.

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Csx ssssssuuuuuucccckkkksss!
Im sure glad i ain't got to play their games any more.
You guy should stop bitching and get out
The money ain't worth it.
You'll be happier and healthier out of that shit HOLE. 
Good luck...

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

Yes suuu.... CSX suks...and lies...and cheats and steals....and just
down right immoral...
Yes suuu...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó A 24-year employee of CSX Transportation has been
killed in an accident at the Wauhatchie Yards. Allen Lowe was struck by
a train. He was the father of two children

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

How many Management Factor Failures are there in a day at CSX???

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2019

Conductor

Are you talking about the detector at roselake yard that gives you an
axle count that's always off by at least 25 and sometimes over a
hundred? I was told they have known about that thing for ever and no
one cares. That's why so many trains leave out of there with extra
cars that no one catches because everyone just ignores it. The next
detector is way out of the yard and out on single track. This way they
can get cars out and not worry about having to stop and identify them.
Can you imagine how late trains would be leaving the yards if they had
to stop and find out what they really have in their train. This is why
they don't fix it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Watch out Huntington Locomotive Shop. You guys are next!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

The stock price is up?  Looks like Precision Liquidation strikes again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Stock price is up...! Thats a good thing.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2019

Paulie hilal is Egyptian. Slightly more understandable now. 7000 workers
gone so a dam middle easterner can make billions. Only in amer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Well they are painting and cleaning up Avon,    You know what that means
another round of the price is right.       Why donít we all stick behind
one another instead of trying to backstab everyone and take this
railroad back!       Guaranteed it can be done!!!   Forget the
shareholders and Wall Street they donít have a clue!!

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

No su bos...aint got naw "bad orders" on dis road no sir bos naw form
"A" bos on this here railroad...no sir bos..naw hot boxes or hot
wheels on dis here railroad boss...naw no wash outs on dis railroad
here mr. boss... we naw DARK territories on dis here railroads
boss...we getin yall richer on dis here railroad mr.boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Yes su boss we getting it done 8 and sand boss yes su

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Guy's : geez will the whinning and crying ever end ? Just do your
job.!! Get the freight over the Road..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2019

IN MEMORY:

Very gracious, nice of you to post that.  Never knew and/or met the
fellow but he must've been a jewel of a person.

Name: IN MEMORY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

All brothers....


Please take a minute to bow your heads on Saturday at 11:00 pm  in
honor of the passing of William (Bill) Pack. He was 69 years old and
retired from the Great Lakes Division out of Avon Indiana. He was laid
off several times over his career and moved as need to keep his love of
working on the railroad. He had the biggest heart for everyone. Was
always there to lend a helping hand whether you were an engineer or a
conductor. He was funny and full of laughter. If you did not know him
you would have become a friend in 5 minutes of doing so. He will always
be remembered in our hearts with a smile and admiration. Horns will be
sounded in his honor at this time. Please take part as this is in honor
of the passing of a wonderful railroad brother.

Name: Cdstepchild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Now they're d/h terre haute crews to Evansville to take trains back
north.   This shit is out of control.   There should not be a home
terminal in Vincennes or terre haute. We are getting screwed over big
time.       Also if we have a super pool the higher trip rate should be
paid.  We are getting beat out of this too.

Name: locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

Engine repair.


LOL LOL! Your obviously a mole. Really? No one wants to see any of
their fellow workers laid off and on the streets.  LOSER! My god. Go
find somewhere else to post your lame crap.  And if you really happen
to be working for the company, god for bid you are not, then stop
spending your time on here posting and go fix the piece of crap engines
that we get every single week. In fact how about helping us out by
coming on here and posting the TRUE honest power ratings for tonnage on
the engines now. We have been trying for months to get a print out of
the new ratings. Every time you turn around someone comes back with
some crap about how you can get the info from two different programs on
the computer and they don't match, Even the trainmasters cant get a
straight answer. My favorite of all is how they claim that some engines
that were rated to pull 7500 tons now can pull 12,000. What the hell did
they do? Put turbo boosters in them. Horse shit. Just a plot to use less
engines. We aren't idiots. When we are doing 20 mph under the speed
limit with 2 motors supposedly rated for a total of 15,000 tons and you
only got 8,0000 its pretty obvious that its horseshit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

csx : Is not a place to seek long term employment anymore. There goal is
to run a railroad without employees. In pursuit of this goal officers
culivate and enviroment that breeds resentment and chaos. Work
discipline,pride in workmanship,and ethics will do nothing for you with
csx. Fraud,lies,Employee discipline,and intimidation are the tools of
csx management. "I like my hammer" is a common statement by csx
Officer's in the field. You will be stressed and you will be
intimadated and you will be asked/required to make calls wide right of
Federal,State,and corporate policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

That's why autonomous freight trains are needed and will happen in near
future. Totally Automatic...take human error out of equation. Safer more
efficient and more Profitable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 April 2019

Dang i hate reading all them rules..gives me a Migraine.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2019

ALERT!!!!

All locomotive engineers and conductors
RE: New format of rules
Date: Effective April 1st, 2019

The cover page(001) introducing the new format and which bulletins each
department has to carry is seriously flawed.  Item 1-section A
subsection B referring to who is to carry dispatchers bulletins states
that only dispatchers are required to carry these rules. 
This is misleading as it may confuse some employees into believing they
are no different than General Notices when it comes to the seriousness
of train handling and other operating rules. 
You do not have to carry them but you must read them thoroughly. I
would suggest you carry the following rules contained in the dispatcher
bulletins.

Rules:
501.-EC1
 
504.7- Very important rule for engineers. This rule should have been
left in the operating rules section for crew members. A dispatcher has
no idea how far you have stopped your locomotive from an absolute and
therefore has no way of instructing crews on the matter until he/she
had been notified.

505.11-Releasing authorities

505.12-Hand operated switches

506.11-TWC/ABS hand operated switches(EXTREMELY IMPORTANT)

506.12-Prior to releasing authority

506.13- Trains overrunning an authority

All these rules, with maybe an exception to making changes to an EC1,
are rules that must be considered and acted upon by the crew members.
They should have been left in the operating rules section of the new
reissues. Look for changes to the rules very soon as these rules were
not considered properly and should have been given greater
consideration. 
It is not uncommon for crew members to forget to read General notices
because they are not required to carry them, It give them the illusion
that they are not that important. Do not make this mistake in regards
to the dispatcher bulletins!!!!!!!

Name: Wildwood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2019

Yall keep blocking our intersection while you drank coffee and eat
donuts!! Csx management needs to address this !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 March 2019

I let csx ruining my marriage and my life for money.... I quit!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner,       Yes Amen!


Bring back Big Blue!         At least they could move Freight!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner: Its by design your right, UNION PACIFIC will buy CSX debt
and all by 2022.. Then will see how quick we get our raw materials too
us.. Gonna be interesting to say the least.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2019

Just follow all the rules to the letter.   Be safe and methodical while
you work. Thats all you have too do when your working. Simple: dont
worry about other yards, terminals,extra boards,etc..etc...just do the
above just for today.....go home come back and do same thing mentioned
above day by day...and see if it dont work about better for you in the
long run.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Lazy, Rules:
Where you from?
Keeping up on every pertinent regulation, rule, special and/or
timetable instruction, notice, etc., etc., etc., just isn't as easy as
it may seem to people with no real clue.   WTH -- if an azzhole with
authority wants to charge an employee -- he\she can & will find
something to pick at.   We low-life employees are always guilty until
proven innocent.    The co. wastes a lot of time & money on BS.

Name: Trump mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2019

TRUMP 2020...
Keep America great...

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Remember....if you feel a burn.
See a doctor
Soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2019

God forgives the Brotherhood Doesnít!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Anyone notice anything about this particular website?
The highest percentage of the bitching\complaining posts seem to come
from great lakes division people.

Name: Rainbow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

Bernie Sanders for 2020 !!! Lets feel the burnnnnnn...babe....

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Blah blah blah,
Broken record....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2019

Interesting posts.
Seems like co-workers are out for themselves - in reality that's the
way it is and actually has been for just about forever. About every
time a RRer, no matter the craft, has what he\she thinks is a decent
job and/or lifestyle, along come changes.  Dog eat dog - which plays
right into corporate's hands.  
Unions perfect?  Not only no but hell no.   Things can & could change.
That'd take cooperation, effort, guts, strength, time.  Talk is cheap.
 Many have big huge mouths but small testicles.  
Who will lead?  Who would follow?  
This website is not much more than just a place to write complaints -
anything worthwhile posted is normally/usually ignored.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

ALL CREWS!!!


Better wake up and read your notices!  Pay attention brothers. They
just pulled a guy out of service for reporting he was on duty 12hrs and
1 minute. The rules have changed. It was outlined months ago on how to
report your time. It is covered in the pods. Pay attention to it.  You
got deadheads, walking dead heads, wait time etc... If you are forced
to stay on a train and watch it that is different. That's an fra
violation! You guys have been lazy for way too long. You don't want to
take the time to report your tickets correctly.  If you pull up on the
main and outlaw and walk to your terminal you have to report a walking
dead head. If you outlaw in your terminal and a TM or wagon driver
picks you up you have to report a taxi or company vehicle dead head in
your own terminal. Just use your terminal mile post as begin and ending
location. They aren't playing around. If you are made to wait on a
train for hours for a ride you put in that wait time! This lets the FRA
know that you were stuck out there without a ride! You got any questions
call your FRA agent for your area!

Great Lakes....Robert Crawford  817-235-5397
Washington D.C office.....202-493-6014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

conductor 1-10

aka private specialist  hate to see you go but wish the best for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2019

PSR is more like a spreading virus that, no matter how disastrous its
results have been, continues to spread from railroad to railroad.


ITS TIME WE ALL STAND UP, RISE UP, AND COME TOGETHER AS INE   DO
WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO TO GET OUR  RAILROAD BACK!!   

NOW!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2019

If I have a vehicle incident I get a charge letter and pulled out of
service. But when Tim smith the manager of western region signal
construction backs into a pole, nothing happens as far as an incident
report or disciplinary actions. Mr. Smith backed up without a back up
person even though other employees were at the same site. I guess lead
by example is not a practice.

Name: Leroy Butthole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2019

A degree in philosophy from trump university?  That might only qualify
you  for train master at csx  but at Union Pacific you could be the
ceo.  They love fake degrees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2019

Conrail is coming back!!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2019

Come back in 2 years and tell us this again. Trainsmasters are the
problem with this company. Take your degree and shove it in your moms
glory hole.




Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2019

Mr. Old head: i will make it clear. Yes i am a college graduate
"degree
in philosophy " and yes i do love my job as a train Master and CSX
has
been good to me since day 1 10 months ago. I think alot of the
problems
are created by the old guys that are so close minded to transportation
in a changing economy. And a Merger would be good for Business and
good
for America.

Name: Road Foreman of Engines 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2019

They should do away with trainmasters and make all Seasoned Road Foreman
of Engines  responsible for what they are now Engineers and also get
this lazy donut eating conductors whipped into tip top shape and
productive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2019

Mr. Old head: i will make it clear. Yes i am a college graduate "degree
in philosophy " and yes i do love my job as a train Master and CSX has
been good to me since day 1 10 months ago. I think alot of the problems
are created by the old guys that are so close minded to transportation
in a changing economy. And a Merger would be good for Business and good
for America.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2019

A merger between CSX and UNION PACIFIC is the right thing to do and it
is the best thing for BUSINESS..!!! Not personal just BUSINESS...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2019

Like them or not Fritz, Foote,lonegro,Vena,and Cindy Sanborn would make
a hell of a Team..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2019

I just hope CSX and Union Pacific will merge. What a powerful Company
that would be.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

And with in 2 years you'll  be dead

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

Still sucks...big time!
You guys sound like broken records...
Rules this.. Fra that...
Manager this..
Company that. 
Please look around your selfs
Your in a Matrix.
Like the movie Truman.
Get out while you can.
You wait around and 30 years from now when you retire you'll be up at
3 in the morning on this website bitching about the company

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

And CSX ........

Name: Change
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

What's the current discipline policy, what does it take to actually get
terminated other than attendance. Just wondering if seems like everyone
is getting like 1 day waivers latly

Name: Bocephus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2019

Mr. Weather man....what is your forecast, Csx has gave us too many highs
and too many lows too many storms and too many PSR tornado's... we sure
could use a  bright forecast tonight.

Name: The FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2019

Carmen that a flat out lie.. Federally mandated laws governing
inspections that are followed verbatim.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2019

When will CSX start to Hire Conductors again??       Anyone heard
anything

Name: Proven Circus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2019

You guys suck. Take a minute to look at these posts. You're wasting
your breath on rules,dispaters,crossing gates, and everything else that
doesn't even pertain to how bad CSX is. You guys are showing your
weakness by turning on each other. That's why your Union suck most.
You just sit back and pay your union dues and expect the union to fight
your battles alone. Think how strong the union would be if YOU helped
with the fight. Go to union meetings, get involved.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

And shove their rule book up their  a$$

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

Tell the d@#$ scratchers i said they could kiss my a$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2019

If an engineer has a valid 8 HR claim for dismounting the locomotive to
watch a train by.  And the carrier blantly denies claim.   How in the
hell can the carrier charge an engineer when the carrier breached the
contract.    Of course we all know CSX is made up of criminals. That
need to be sent to prison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Conductor : your a damn idiot looking for a free lunch : not on "my
watch" you lazy terd

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Aint no darn stalking going on. Geez at the paranoia on the road
today... Just do your job safe and follow all rules to the letter...
and all will be fine... It aint that damn hard if your capable of
following rules always and work SAFE!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Aint no darn stalking going on. Geez at the paranoia on the road
today... Just do your job safe and follow all rules to the letter...
and all will be fine... It aint that damn hard if your capable of
following rules always and work SAFE!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2019

Modeshit get rid of the B&O GC internet website?

Name: Fyjr
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2019

Google csx ethics and click ethicspoint, it is interesting

Name: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Suck a cock trainmaster. You over paid suck ass your just a few injuries
and derailments away from the unemployment line fucko, keep poking the
bear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2019

Damn i have a migraine from all the boo whoooing...and.whinning and
crying...like a damn daycare out here..its the RAILROAD damn it...

Name: Change
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Everyone wants a sick out or wildcats strike, but I pose this question
to all rank and file. What if we rally against the union you know push
them in the right direction, see bad PR is the last thing a union
wants, would would have other unions comeing out of the wood work
putting their 2 cents in. I have always said to go after the union and
hold them accountable, the company has not, will not and will never
care its business to them and rightfully so, I am a union member and a
stronger believer in a strong union but it starts at the top, on a
local level there is very very few things that LC can change. The
question is how to do this I'm not so sure news organizations would
care about over paid railroaders crying. Make no mistake the UTU is as
much at fault as CSX, they are the buffer

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Conductor 1-10
Marking off at the way from terminal


Yes CSX will NOT provide you a way home. This is happening all across
the system.  Two of my co- workers were told this recently.   The
latest one was spitting up blood and lost his voice and couldn't speak
by the time he got to the home terminal.     He was in bad shape.  He
lives on the rails. Had to lay off Thursday to Monday.  Faxed something
from his Dr. To medical department and still received 26 points and is
now in step 2.         This place is a fing joke. F CSX and F the lap
dog unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2019

Why donít we all stick together for once for a change,    CSX Engineers
are catered to with pay and benefits.     I thinks itís time we all
stand up and fight for change.        


Get ready to Strike!!!

Name: BigRichard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2019

Engineers put your claim in for every tour of duty that you dismount the
engine to watch a train by.   Flood the carrier with these legit claims.
   They will deny them but after the Lc forwards a lot will be paid due
to the time running out for the carrier.   This is the only way to put
a stop to this silly shit.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

PSR Railroading will make us a lean mean customer satisfying machine and
very very profitable..

Name: UP Team
E-mail: runawaytrain@up.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

Rod Doerr and Dave Foley are corporate frauds just like the recently
fired XO Cameron Scott!
They work hand and hand covering up injuries by promoting the injured,
who turn out to be incompetent, and all the time a hindrance to the
operating department. And because of that, Precision Scheduling Train
operations will never come to full fruition, because negligently
promoted managers don't know how to turn around in a phone booth!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2019

Brewer yard going bye bye.  Will be shut down soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2019

CONRAIL QUALITY!!

Name: Roberto
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2019

Gots no learnings an I runs a train up and down the rail.   Makes 120000
in 2018 I be living like Larry

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2019

You guys are stuck in The Matrix like the movie
Outside of that dump shit hole none of that s*** matters

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Precision Schedule Railroad is a SCAM!      Federal Government is now
digging deeper into CSX and their Scams!         They may not like what
they find!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Csx still suxs one year later

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Lets make the COMPANY money today and us some money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 February 2019

Just got my refunds back most Iíve ever gotten . Took two weeks to get
it . Trump gave us a huge standard deduction . Thanks Trump u got my
vote 2020 .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2019

I'm not seeing it.    I kept more of money in 2018.   I just received
My refund for the same amount as previous year. Give or take a 100.  
You guys must have been claiming all kinds of BS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2019

They be selling they be selling

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2019

They be selling what??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2019

they be selling  they be selling

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2019

Another day another dollar

Name: HDCD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2019

Who was the bitch that ran the wayside signs not covered test on a casky
crew? These cunts couldn't pass that  test.   I know for a fact they
are targeting specific individuals.  This is not random!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

BNSF doesnít need to genuflect before Wall Street sell-side analysts,
and make lowering its operating ratio, ďenhancing shareholder value,Ē
shedding people and assets and customers it doesnít want, and adopting
Precision Scheduled Railroadingówhich may or may not workóto justify
its existence. Warren Buffett knew that, with this long-term-value
approachóhe and his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders would have a solid,
lasting investment that will pay dividends for years to come while
serving the global economy!


Uncle Warren will Laugh at PSR all the way to the Bank!!!

Name: Fun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

Memphis (Leewood) is progressing very well with the current local
management even with the daily struggle of dealing with the current
incompetent superintendents and assistant superintendent. I think CSX
is on the right path to succeed for share holders. Happy to be a part
of this regime it is making my portfolio look spectacular. A few tweaks
in mid-level management would make a dramatic and profitable difference.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 February 2019

He who laughs last wins.!! U lazy no good hide behind the UNION dim
wits!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2019

Just received a letter about the bonus.   Why even mail it out at this
point?   Whoever is left  at HQ must be some dumb motherfuckers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

Union Pacific cuts 250 employees, most in Omaha; another 450 employees
are furloughed!

Ponzi- Scheme Railroading At itís best!!

I really wish the Federal Government would step in,     This shit is
getting out of control.

Greedy Bastards!!

Name: Dammit man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2019

Norfolk southern plans to cut 3000 employees by 2021. Sounds like they
are copying csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2019

Whatís the big news everyone is talking about?

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

Wall Street is what is killing the Railroad at a time when it is needed
most by putting maximum pressure on corporate to make short term
profits over logical long term sustainability. I know we all look at
times how it effects us personally in the now. But what is happening
:Greed at a very evil level is ruining the whole country. And the
Railroad being Butchered by " wall street" is going to effect a awful
awful lot of other industries in the near future. So too the Power's to
be and there lust for Money...Be happy for a short while why you get
"yours" and the heck with the hard working common Man/Women and there
Family's..There will be some harsh reaping for the sowing that is being
done.

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

More important than operating ratio' s is service innovation and
"Happy Customers ".The problem with letting Wall Street be Your
Master is that Wall Street thing's that all industries exist primarily
to help wall street earn even higher rates of return and there is in
fact no rate of return which wall street consdider to be enough. True
to if they can make more money by Wrecking your buisness,then that is
what they will do.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

If there ever was a time it is now !! To take some of these company arse
kisser behind the shed.. " or bar " and give them a good ole fashion
country ass whooping

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2019

Hereís an idea,    Letís all stick together for once and get our
Railroad back to the way it used to be.       A lot of people bashed
the Conrail guys but one thing is for sure they always stuck together. 
The main problem is you have too many suck asses and wanna be Kool aid
drinkers out here.     Then you have the guys that will say ď yes Iíll
do whatever it takes to get the job done mentality and will break rules
and backstab whoever they can.    

Letís put all of our money in and just buy the damn railroad and Elect
a new CEO!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2019

A kind of sense that we are getting back to the basics of CSX.  First it
was eliminate all safety, and push push push, move that freight faster! 
Then it was "You people are causing too many accidents, what are you
employees thinking?"  Now its Safety Compliance for all employees or
your fired!  Remember to work safe, don't get hurt, and don't derail,
but for Gods sake hurry, hurry, hurry, we need to get that stock price
higher!!!!!  IF YOU WORK FOR THIS PATHETIC OUTFIT, YOU KNOW THIS IS NO
EXAGGERATION.

Name: Kansas City Southern
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2019

Well Kansas City Southern is going to the PSR model as announced today.
24 yrs with company in T/E. Aint to excited about future after all
I've heard about psr sofar. Tapped some guy that worked under h
Harrison at cn and your beloved csx " lol ". Sure he will be a fine
cost cutting son of a BITCH...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

Bonus can be viewed NOW on gateway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

.Joint custody doesnít negate a child support obligation. Even if both
parents share custody on an equal basis, one parent will inevitably owe
some amount in child support. Unless of course both parents earn exactly
the same income and spend exactly the same amount of time with the
children, which is highly unlikely.

The reason why there still is a child support obligation even when
custody is shared equally, is because our child support guidelines
calculate the obligation based on time spent with each parent and the
income of each parent. So even if the child spends equal time with each
parent, the parent with the higher income will owe child support


No wonder you dumbasses over work and over pay your lazy ass babies
momma.    Just because she has pussy doesn't mean gets an unequal
share of household income. 

If she makes more than you. She would have to pay you in some states.  
If she makes more than you and has full custody you would pay less than
if she made less or didn't have an income

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

Aaa

You're full of shit and you must have listened to   her lawyer.  
Child support is based on a formula.  If she works you're not going to
pay more.  Her income will off set support.  It's all figured on
percentages.   The child support is to make sure the child has the same
life style has before the divorce.    If two people make the exact same
income and the child is with both parents 50% of the time there would
be no support paid to either parent.

If you're paying your babies momma 1600/month.  Then she must have
full custody and didn't have a job or worked at Druther's during the
marriage.

Just a little friendly advice.  Next go around make sure the bitch
brings something to the table other than some pussy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2019

Hello from a railroader on pension. It's been nearly 30 years since I
retired and I truly feel your pain with what is going on with CSX. The
reason for this is leadership and it goes right to Foote, the poser
CEO. In talking with my fellow retirees Foote should not even be in
that position. Right place at the right time is all it took. We do
think Harris is the real thing, but Foote is a "poser." Now it
appears it has gone to his head and he doesn't realize he is merely,
as we used to call it, a glorified clerk. Say what you will about
Harrison but the man was all railroad. Knew it inside and out and was
truthful even when we didn't want to hear it. When you get a CEO like
Foote, and people realize he is wrong for the job, that filters down to
every level. He has zero transportation experience and is merely there
sucking in money for being a clerk. His ego is telling him otherwise
but he is so far in over his head its shocking. 
You guys all have to CYA. Make sure you either have a witness or you
are on tape with the train dispatchers if you are given an order which
compromises your safety, or the safety of someone else. You will
survive and will be there after he is gone. Stay strong. I know how
hard it can be having spent the better part of my life doing it. I
would advise to work safely and keep your head down. You will get no
education under Foote, only that which will lead to chaos because he is
not a leader. Compare him to the other RR CEO's and you'll get the
picture. Blessings to all of you, and may the Higher Power give you CYA
assistance at every turn.  Just an opinion from a pensioner.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Yes Sir : That Pusy is a powerful magical apparatus indeed !!!! Aint
cheap either

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Aaa

1600 a month Lol you're a dumbass.  That's what you get for letting
your babies momma sit on her fat ass watching Oprah and eating bear
claws. 

Next go around make sure the bitch brings something to the table other
than some pussy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2019

Let's get it done today !!! Record's are made to be broken..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2019

Bonus


Can view on the 8th. Will be paid on the 20th at 12%

Name: todd novac
E-mail: uname it earth
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 February 2019

where is Todd Novac working    originaly from collinwood

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Well got to see some of superbowl.. better than none at all. Headed into
work.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Celebrating one full year away from the s*** hole....
And  csx still sucks!!

Name: Post post post 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

If something is happening on the system such as rule failures switch
tags, banners being hit, cell phone usage, ETC.... PLEASE POST THE
LOCATIONS THAT THE FAILURES HAPPEN ON... YARDS, TERMINALS. Who was the
officials that charged them. Thanks

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Listen up Corporate Offices stop sending me certified letters I don't
work for your s*** hole and I don't want to hear from you nobody
really wants to work there they just convince themselves that they have
to

Name: Csx corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Listen up this is csx coorperate speaking.You  idiots come to csx
looking for a job csx didn't come to you.Either shut up and do your
job or go find somewhere else to work you bunch of cry babies.If I find
out who you are im writing everyone of you up.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Postal?...
Good point you're a hundred percent right

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

P.S  at your discretion you may or may not it's up to you roll your
401k into another employer 401K for the year to two years that you're
out pending arbitration and then if you get your job back you may then
roll it back into the CSX account that's a fact that's the law

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Listen up moron... your "union "
Is f%$#@ you. There is nothing in the railway labor act or the
arbitration process that takes away your rights if you post your
stories here I have a phone number and a name to someone in the US
Labor employee benefits and Security Department who was already
verified and clarified that the company cannot do this the union is
just allowing the company to do it when pushed for an explanation the
company commented that it was their policy to hold the 401K

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2019

Modeshit get rid of the B&O/B&P GO-049 internet website?

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2019

We will continue to cut until we are running the whole railroad with one
engine, one conductor, and one engineer. Itís all about profits. In the
meantime happy Valentineís Day

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Ps.. the union is capitulate to this action that the company is taking
illegally if you are terminated or dismissed even if you may receive
your job back through the labor arbitration you may at your discretion
or may not at your discretion cash in your 401k or roll it into a
another employer 401k and then roll it back into the company's 401k if
you are awarded your job back the company is stopping people from having
access to their 401K illegally post your stories here and I will provide
more information

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

You guys keep believing the dream I need people that are either fired or
terminated having been denied the right to transfer or cash their 401 k
a n i have a number to the US Department of Labor employee benefits and
security who is very interested in hearing about this as what the
company is doing is illegal
Post here and I will provide more information phone numbers and names
two employees of the US Department of Labor employee benefits and
security

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Fellow T & E employees.  Our union structure is stuck in the 60ís. 
Membership is going way down with all the efficiency improvements.  It
is ridiculous to have separate unions.  So inefficient.  We need to
remember that the unions work for us, not the other way around!  I
would propose going down to one ASAP.  I believe it takes 30% of
members to sign a petition to hold a vote to get rid of a union.  The
better idea is for everyone to switch to one union forcing the other
out of town.  We can do this if the word is spread.  People want to
complain, but take no action.  Union dues will continue to go up unless
we make change happen.  We get very little representation now.  We all
know it.  It is time for US to take control.  Donít give into fear.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Here's the bottom line. You come to this website to cry about how the
company screws you, but you never mention how the Union screws you
harder than the company!! You pay your hard earn money to the union to
protect your rights,but they don't. You guys need to stick together a
fight for what your due. Here's a suggestion. If your a engineer and
not happy with the BLET then jump to the UTU or jump to the UTV to the
BLET.  It's a reduction in your union dues with the same coverage.
When the unions start losing membership and money then that may get
their attention. Until then keep your pants down and enjoy the
pounding. FIIRE YOUR UNION.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2019

J- jobs

These fuckers even lie to themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2019

The correlation lies with the new regime.



https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=52361

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Personnel buisness markoffs are in our contract.   Csx does a way with
them. Blet sits by.

Weather mark offs have been in place for over 30 years when it's
unsafe to drive to work. Csx does away with them. Blet sits by.

Inbound doing outbounds work.  Claims not paid. Blet sits by.

Code 75 non-existent.  Blet sits by.

Csx adds new work with same pay. Blet sits by.

Pulled out of service for using Fmla. Blet sits by.

Csx adds new terminals within a subdivision. Blet sits by.

Attendance policy revised at will. Blet sits by.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

I'm not defending the rule, I think it's bullshit too. I'm just
saying don't fall into their trap and violate the rule for
management's benefit.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

It's quite simple. If the company wants to charge guys for using their
phones, don't use them. Don't call the PTC desk, don't call
trainmasters, no one. If managment needs to contact you they can use
the radio. Don't give them the opportunity to get another feather in
their caps by busting you for cell phone use.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Anybody that has been terminated or dismissed and is awaiting their
arbitration CSX is illegally holding people's 401K during this process
if you are cohorst or threatened into signing a letter of resignation
releasing the company from liability to release your 401K funds post
your stories here.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

I use to work out of Queensgate... Which idiot official charged this
employee? 




Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

A Engineer in Cincy just got charged for using their personal Cell
phone
while on a locomotive. It never ceases to amaze me how this company
will
allow us to use our personal cell phone in the Loco. cab to help them
when they want us to call G.E., Mechanical, the dispatcher when the
radio fails, Wilcox to help with D.P. issues, or the T.M. to other
reasons to help CSX.  But it's not o.k. to use it in the cab to call
our wife, kid, or other personal reasons.  
   Well, I for one won't use my phone to help these rotten bastards,
ever. My answer is always the same, my phone is dead, sorry. It
absolutely sickens me to see my co-workers going above and beyond for
this company the way they treat us. Most of guys i work with will give
in and use their phone when requested by the Dispatcher or other
authority.  CSX wants to eliminate every one of our jobs and yet they
guys continue to help out every chance they get. I just don't get it.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Crews

Weather mark off as you call it may not be removed. Maybe in the sense
of your union agreement but CSX is not above the law and must follow
all state and federal laws. If you have bad enough weather that the
State and local police are telling everyone to stay off the roads then
you must follow the law if you feel your safety is in danger. If you
are snowed in and your roads have not been cleared you need to call
your crew manager ahead of time and tell them what your situation is.
They must find you transportation to work if they want you to come in.
If they actually send someone to get you after the local authorities
have advised everyone to stay off the roads and something happens it
will be on the shoulders of CSX. If you are disciplined in any way for
refusing to endanger yourself by driving in seriously hazardous
conditions you should file ethics charges for  receiving such
discipline when you felt your life would be in danger. If they call you
and threaten you and you feel the need to use your vehicle to get to
work in hazardous conditions you can call the state police and tell
them what the situation is. Tell them you work for the railroad and
they are telling you that you must come in to move the freight and you
will need a police escort. Let them decide if they will assist or have
the local authorities handle it.  DO NOT let anyone in CSX intimidate
you into driving in situations that are dangerous to you and to others.
If someone is hurt or killed because of your actions and you did not
notify local authorities that you were ordered to come in the incident
will be your sole responsibility.
It is real easy for your supervisors who are sitting in sunny
Jacksonville to forget the real situation at hand.
.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2019

rain Sleet, Snow, or shine...freight has to move. Guy's lets get it
done today.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Personal buisness mark offs are in our contract.    The carrier removed
this code and or denying all PB markoffs.    Why aren't we putting
claims in for this bullshit? 

Weather mark offs have been removed also.   Safety my ASS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Just sell it all and close everything!!      Ponzi Scheme Railroading

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2019

The Wabtec/GE Transportation merger in a nutshell is about bringing
autonomous freight trains online faster. It is gonna happen sooner than
most of us realized. Sure you hear that it was because class 1 are
storing power running less power and longer trains not buying as many
new loco 's over the next decade..True but not the main goal.... They
are in agreement the future is gonna be total autonomous freight trains
thats what wall street the class 1 and the automation giants want. I
dont agree personally but it is what it is..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Yes indeed, only the Trainmaster/stupidvisors who crawl under desks will
survive the railroad in the future.  After watching you pussy's sweat
it out on those conference calls, you can bet there will be a lot of
swallowing among management in the future.  Don't forget, CSX doesn't
provide you knee pads anymore because its not in the budget.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2019

Yes indeed : only the hard working dedicated and strong will survive and
flourish on the Railroad now. How Tomorrow moves... Get on or get left
behind.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2019

Brewer Yard Shutdown effective Feb. 16

Name: Mad Shitter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Union Pacific is sueing to to fire a engineer who took a dump on a car
knuckle.Union said employee should not be fired but made to go in for
psychological evaluation and if determined needs treatment complete
treatment and counseling... Hell I've had it hit me on the spot before
and could not hold it in..im sure we all have 1 time or another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2019

Lets get out there and get it done Today !!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Hey mole heater...he may be a mole and a liar but any body that
"thinks" their getting "free" money from the government as a refund
check is a moron
The government skims money right off the top of your check then
"gives" you a refund.  They over charge you and give you your own
money back.thats why they take it off the top. If people got their
whole check on pay day and then had to pay taxes people would realize
how much the government steals and there would be riots in the streets
and the demonrats party would be out of business

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

I'll  stay off the property and they dont even have to pay me to !!
They couldnt pay me 5k a week to come back
Just did my d.o.t physical and my blood pressure is not only normal she
said it was great. Heart beat normal... I've lost 30 lbs
I'm feeling great. Whats your health worth? When you retire and yoir
so sick and die in a year or two who cares what ypu got paid for ypur
last one or two years alive?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Thanks to Trump Iím getting back more tax refund  money this year than 
I ever have . Thanks Trump ;;;;;;;;MAGA

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2019

Hey : CSX : kiss my GOD DAMN ASS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2019

Did Danville Brewer yard shut down ?

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2019

And csx still sucks !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2019

Guys: we dont need to worry about the things we cannot change. The Big
Guy's in Jacksonville are very smart and methodical. They will bring
OR down below 60%. We just all need to work Safe, work hard, put in all
the hours we can and make CSX look good and make 2019 a record year for
safety, PROFITS,and on time delivery for all our Valued customers.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Hey Witness....
How many investigations have you been to where you announced you were
going to make a statement and then you got up and left???
You should have seen their faces they didn't know what to do!!!
And then two months later when they sent you some stupid letter next
day certified telling you to markup a triple 01 you never even bothered
to respond.
They 
Didn't know what to do if you don't play their game it really f****
them up

Name: jobcuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Job cuts, Lmao!!!  For every two men hired about three quit.  Every time
anyone thinks csx over hired. Within six months we don't have enough
man power.  We are always out of men. As high of a turnover rate that
exist at this shit hole.  Can someone tell me why they screw with the
guys who are left.   I'm stuck out here.  I'm too old and too stupid
to do anything else.  Any young educated man needs to stay clear of
this place.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

I wish csx would lay me off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Mantle Ridge sold 126 million dollars worth of csx Shares today.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Modeshitt get rid of the GO-049 internet website?

Name: Cypress Hill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

I love you Mary Jane !!! She so good to me when pack fresh bowl and
clean the screen inhale/exhale

Name: LONEGRO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Get on the DAMN PSR train or get derailed...!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Jacksonville-Based CSX Plans To Cut More Jobs



http://news.wjct.org/post/jacksonville-based-csx-plans-cut-more-jobs

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

All bonuses for union members are canceled. Mantle Ridge needs that
money for the $5 billion in stock buybacks they committed to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 January 2019

Guy's: i just dont get it all the griping and complaining. I have been
with CSX for 2 years now. Recruited me out of college and it has been
just wonderful so far. Long hours for sure and busy but i love it .
Whats wrong with working hard and getting compensated fairly for your
effort.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2019

Precision Scheduled Railroading...Do less with less and charge more for
it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2019

Talk about how CSX SUCKS?

I get called out for a train that has Distributed Power and works many
places.  I inform the yardmaster, trainmaster, and road foreman that I
am not qualified on DP.  I'm handed a piece of paper with some
information and told "Good Luck".   There was an individual training
people on DP, but they cut him off to save money, go figure.

These Precision Railroading tactics with cutting and saving has got to
be the most pathetic, dangerous thing I have ever seen.

CSX SUCKS REAL BAD!

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 22 January 2019

NO time

Did you call the EAP counselor and tell him/her that you were stressed
out over the incident. How hard did you hit the truck. You may be sore
somewhere in your body and it wont show up for a few day.

Everyone has been saying that the company has left it up to the TM's
to decide if you can get time off. I don't know who made this insane
decision if it is true but call the EAP counselor and tell him/her your
concerns.

It has also been said they will not pay you unless there is a critical
incident. This happened many years ago and when a family found out that
this was happening after hearing a crew talk about it outside an office
where they were having a hearing the rule was changed. The lawyers had
a hey day with it. They argued it would encourage crew members to take
the least action they could when hitting someone. They started paying
everyone again but I believe it has to involve people being in the
vehicles. There are numbers floating around for several railroad
lawyers. Try calling the EAP counselor first and if that doesn't work
then give one of the lawyers a call.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2019

Hell yea count me in !!!!  Alllll my rowdy friend's are coming over
super night.....thats riiiiight...hell with...foote..

Name: Trying to get in 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2019

Anybody know how i go about getting hired with csx?what is the best way
to get hired?as the song saids come on ride that train and ride it

Name: Man power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2019

I hate any and all company officials. They are all bitchís.
Trainmasterís are at the top of the list. TMís are true bitchís, rats,
buffer boys and every damn one of them thicks that their going to the
top. Dumbassas!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2019

Guy's : sleep apnea is proven to cause decreased productivity decreased
cognitive ability reduced concentration and other health problems to
individuals who have it not to mention millions it cost the COMPANY in
accidents and lost production.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2019

Its outdoor work good gosh !! The snow rain sleet and hail dont stop the
show or slow it done. Lets getter done !! Guy's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2019

We getting in done today !!!. Lets break all the records for
profitability and safety...in 2019

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2019

Loco 10-20:

The reason RR retirement is so good is retirement at age 60 rather than
65+

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Do this retirement math.  Instead of the Tier 2 which is the railroad
retirement portion or 4.9% of your pay. If I was allowed to invest in a
401k or other retirement account drawing just 5%  annual rate of return
on $4,000 invested per year (my tier 2 was $4,700 last year) I would
have a balance after 30 years of 273k and 40 years at  496k.  Or
drawing 10% annual rate of return, it would be 693k and 1.86 million
respectively!  So, of your 4K railroad railroad retirement what is the
tier 2 portion?  2k per month?  That retirement account money would
almost assuredly go to my heirs instead of other ďrailroadersĒ who were
screwing me over for 30 or 40 years like railroad retirement will. The
point is that railroad retirement isnít as great as it seems.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Hell yea i will say it again: its like my Daddy always told me he would
rather have a sister in a whore house than a brother in Production

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

Csx sux web site?
Hell look at the reviews on glass door!
A Fortune 500 company with complete benefits very good wages and
retirement and it's got two stars
Plus lots of post telling people not to work there...
That says it all folks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2019

All the whining and crying gets so old and only causes problems between
MANAGEMENT and union Relations. Just do your job and get the damn
freight over the road and dont break the darn rules. Its that simple.
Do a HONEST days work for a paycheck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

January 14th, 2019 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2019

Evansville shutting down

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

What happened in Columbus Oh? I've been gone.







Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: MaYihaVeAnOtHeR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

Me bird T-rex wanted to say what up to all me union bros.  It be a year 
since w last posted.  hope alb b good. we gots a new blond she be tha
tm's wife

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2019

HEY guy'S : yall need too realize how good yyall still got it.  It has
changed alot i agree.But still aint bad .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2019

Guy's CSX should have another good year with the lower corporate tax
rates that were implemented in 2017...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Middle Class

There is no way a T&E had 30,000 worth of legit deductions.  

P.S. You're not middle class you're working class dumbass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

You hens are too stupid to get a refund.    All you dipshits spend more
than you make. As soon as you're not getting  that extra start or you
don't get free boots.  Ends don't meet.   Don't let your fat old
lady manage the money you make.  You'll be a lot better off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

The standard deduction is over 24000.   Being a T&E if your deductions
exceed the standard your claiming bullshit that doesn't apply or
you're one dumb motherfucker who needs to beat his fat ass lazy wife.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Anyone looking for a railroad career should look at other railroads
other than CSX. CSX is no longer a transportation company, instead
it's just a Wall Street Hedge fund and it's only priority is the
shareholders. I no longer consider myself an employee of CSX but rather
an employee of Mantle Ridge. CSX has never been a great place to work
but Foote is more ruthless and balless than Ward ever was, not that I
was a fan of the Ward and Sanborn era but Foote makes Ward and Sanborn
look like saints. So anyone looking to come work at a shitty place then
come on and apply for a job at Mantle Ridge

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

It is cool riding on a train for about the first 20 minutes.   If you
have a good job with benefits and a home life.  Why would you consider
giving that up for this?   
This life sucks ass.  You ask; why don't you quit?  Well, because I'm
stuck out here.  Instead of going to college I joined the Army.  This is
about as good as I can do.  I'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.  
As bad as I hate it I have it better out here than some.  A new hire
anyone with less than say 15 years may or may not have a job at any
given time.   If you're a young man don't be foolish there will be
just one man on a train sooner than later.   There will be trains fully
automated in the next 20years.  RRers will be a thing of the past.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

Damn guys is it really that bad out there?just looks like it would be a
cool job riding on the trains

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Dear :Opinion wanted : Young man what we need is #1 Put the "company"
above all else..Worship the Ground CSX walks on always..!! If the
hogger is doing something wrong or fellow conductors tell on their
ASS...they deserve it !!#2 The Union is not your voice.. We the
"company is" your friend and your BOSS...#3 do what your told and by
godddddd like it !!!#4 bust your ass and be a "YES MAN" for the
Company.... bust that ass from the start get the shit done ....but dont
get hurt...or your ass is fired...do those things in that order and you
will do well on the road

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

https://angrybearblog.com/2018/11/csx-slowly-being-dissembled-by-mantle-ridge-hedge-fund.html

Name: LtDan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

You must be bored or you're an idiot.   To come on a site called csx
sucks and ask if this would be a good job to hire out on.   Is there a
Mcdonalds sucks, Toyota sucks, Disney sucks, etc...etc... site?   Just
that there is a site like this tells all anyone would need to know. 
You have to be one small minded person to stay out here and yes I'm
the biggest white trash simple minded, uneducated loser.  So I'm stuck
but if you have your grade 10 or higher you can do better than this
place.  Our managers are dipshits too. The difference between them and
us is they suck weiners for a living.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

No don't leave your job to work for CSX!

CSX treats its employees like shit!  Its been this way for a long time,
yet now its worse than ever.  Now they don't care about nothing or
nobody, they just wanna get the stock price up so they cane cash out
and move on.  Don't listen to these trolls on the board who are
feeding you garbage.  Keep your job, and your quality of life because
you won't have it working for CSX.  They also like to steal money from
your paycheck, thats what you call a cheap ass operation.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

I have a good job with real good benefits. I work 6 - 230 Monday through
Friday unless i work overtime which involves 10 hour days and sometimes
on saturdays.my question is to all you guys on here that work for the
railroad should I leave my job and take a railroad job. I have always
been interested in the railroad and love watching the trains roll down
the track. Need some help please on making this decision.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

BREAkING NEWS

Just heard today that CSX SUCKS

Name: UP COO Hire
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

UP recently announced the hiring of a retired Canadian Pacific
executive with ties to Hunter Harrison, while Harrison served as CEO of
CP.

It appears that UP is hiring any executive who has been in the mere 
presence of Hunter Harrison, in order to duplicate his operating 
efficiencies of running a fine tuned railroad.

UP is desperately trying to ween itself from corrupt union officers
who
assist behind the scenes in all their day to day operations.

Maybe eliminate all the regional vice presidents/assistants, and 
appoint all the corrupt union officers as replacements?

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Hey corporate poser

Elite talent?  You mean young pups that can be brainwashed. As for CSX
looking bad they do it to themselves! Look at the latest HQ system
bulletin(007) that came out cancelling HQ system bulletin number 006. 
There never was a 006!  They were referring to a SYSTEM NOTICE
cancelling transfers  to jacksonville.  Just another one of a hundred
examples of their inept ability to proofread!

Name: Coorperate office 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Listen hear you crybabies I work in the coorperate offices in
Jacksonville Florida. I wish I knew who you guys are I would hang each
of you upside down by your nuts and fire your ass. Your post on this
site give csx a bad name and make it harder to recruit elite talent.You
bunch of ass wipes

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Dear CoCo puff :when your hired  Do as your told and like it. Be
Thankful always and above all else put CSX " The Company" first and
foremost above all else. Bust your ass..but while busting your ass do
it safely and you will go far on the railroad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

What's the Big News for the 1st of the year?  

Same Bullshit different day.  You guys are worse than a bunch of women.
 Will worry about a lot of nothing. Get your old lady off the mainframe.
Knock the doughnut out of her hand and make her get a job at Mcdonalds.
Then maybe you losers wont worry as much.

Name: Railroad coco puff 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

Hi everyone railroad coco puff here. Im a newby on this site. Just
wanted to let everyone know i just submitted my application to csx for
the conductor position.wish me luck everyone hope to be joining you all
on the rails soon. Coco puff

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

January 7, 2019 ......AND CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2019

Csx is going to take 400 more locomotives out of service this year..
getting fleet down to 2400..At start of 2017 had 3820 in active
service.Already reduced maintenance staff by 11% as of now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Insubordination, that's a joke.  What other loser job out there uses
that for grounds to fire someone?   

What's  the " Big News" coming out the 1st of the year?  Is it DP
will be used?  Big fucking deal.   You dumbasses believe and worry
about petty shit all the time.   It's the 6th of January and  Danville
still open. 

Walk your train! Get off the engine and watch one by.   It takes no
skill and little effort to do so.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

UP

Our RF's said you must walk as much of your train any time it is
stopped on line of road. It is also written in the operating rules book
under 4252.2 that it has to be done. They never took that rule out of
the book. The RF didn't say if it was only when you are stopped
waiting for a train. If your stopped waiting for a bad signal or rail
workers,ect. you are supposed to walk your train. One did say that he
wouldn't  fail you if the other train was so close that it would not
be worth the time. He said if you cant walk at least half your train
then just stay at the head end and do your roll by inspection.  Its is
still bullshit for any conductor to get on the opposite side especially
at night when the engineer cant see you if you get hurt. No way in hell
he can get to anyone in time to possibly help and maybe save a life.
You cant see shit at night and a roll by at 50-60 is just total crap.
There is a reason the FRA wrote the rule that a roll by inspection is
to be done at 10 mph. All trains should slow down to 10 when they are
passing other trains and having a roll by inspection done.
If you are from the UP why are you asking. I thought your rules stated
that you were not supposed to get down in bad weather conditions and
any time there is ice or a slip hazard. I don't think you have to
worry about the UP copying our rules. The UP has always been more
concerned with your guys safety that CSX is with ours.

Name: Crazy 8's
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Mantle Ridge has been looking around at North Platte Nebraska...I wonder
why ???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Route cuts

Story reads Jan 3 .   I'm not seeing or heard anything here in
Evansville.  Those cunts making the big decisions don't know if
they're coming or going.  Just more bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Danville will never be shut down.  I can't believe you dumbasses
believe this shit. As far as running trains down the monon that track
isn't worth a shit.   Not to mention by the time the carrier got those
inbreds in Danville qualified on all tracks.  Trains will be fully
automated.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2019

News out just now. CSX stock downgraded to underperform. Get out now,
jump ship. Sheís going down along with the bitches of mantle ridge and
top executives. Loving it!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2019

PSR only means 1 thing ,     Ponzi Scheme Railroading,      Railroads
have been doing big business for 150+ years,     All this crap is a
ploy to drive up the stock price and cut jobs.  The railroad runs
itself,      The biggest problem is getting greedy shareholders
involved.

Name: Thorobred 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2019

Norfolk Southern suxxxxxsss

Name: RE; UP Felons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2019

Agreed, felons/molesters should be given second chances, but not on the
railroad wearing ankle braces. The braces alerts the authorities when
the contract drivers knowingly drive close to schools, and the braces
alert the authorities. And then all hell breaks loose when the cops is
flagging down the vehicle full of other crew members.
In some cases, when they have relapses and get caught again, and
waiting on a court date, they tend to do unthinkable:

COMMIT SUICIDE BY RAIL, AND TAKE OTHERS WITH THEM SO THAT THERE LOVE
ONES WILL ENJOY THEIR SETTLEMENT FROM CASUALTY MANAGEMENT!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Railroad Dreamer: Young Man that is exactly why you will Be Great Leader
on the rails getting The work done with no excuses about long hours odd
shift hours holidays, weekends, and night's..no family life...and all
that other stuff that is secondary and petty.... too keeping CSX the
World Class Leader in Transportation Service....my Good Man

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

Thanks cornelius and all my future railroad brothers and sisters.Im
hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx. Together we
will make this great company even better.cant wait to work for a
company that puts there employees first.lets get it ladies and
gentlemen.I cant wait until i can get on the xtra board for the first
time. Csx how tommorow moves

Name: UP Felons
E-mail: felons@upmopac.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Calling UP Conductor:

How many convicted felons/child molesters that are employed?
It was down to 19 a few years ago, and the union members didn't want
to trade claims payments for bringing back felons!

Happy New Year, and keep me posted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

railroad dreamer,
      when you start your wonderful career at csx,get you some good
knee pads. you will need them when you suck the trainmaster's dick.no
comp claims for bad knees. remember safety first when doing your roll
by under the desks of management looking for flopping parts.

oh, and have a nice day.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

https://www.facebook.com/CSXsaftey/
Here is my Page poking fun at CSX's Safety Record the same of how this
site is.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I'm sitting here having a beer and I know you guys are probably all out
at work on your way to the hotel or in the hotel for the rest of the
holiday just wanted to wish you guys a Happy New Year
Lol

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

RAILROAD DREAMER : Just keep that attitude you got going and the sky is
the limit for You on the Railroad!!! We need about 15 K..more just like
you and we will all make plenty of money and Be 1 Big Loving Happy
Family...Finally !!! Damn fine young man you Are...Division supt...is
in your future !!!

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

Thanks cornelius.im ready to get hired on and start my railroad career
with a truly great company csx.hope to see yall on the rails soon.keep
up the good work csx you go above and beyond to take care of your
employees.csx how tommorow moves

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

May I have another..Think i will !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Red block !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Railroad Dreamer: Thats the kind of attitude we need for "How tomorrow
moves" and to accomplish our goals for profits in 2019 and beyond...

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2018

Thanks guys im hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx
and getting that railroad money.my future is so bright with the
railroad im going to run out and buy a pair of shades.if I get hired we
will all be in this thing together.we are family. Good day my future
railroad brothers and sisters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2018

Locohead: quit your bitching and do your damn job....already..

Name: Corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Hey dumbass you would make a perfect Trainmaster. Have you ever takin a
good look at what CSX puts in as managers? I swear to you that you
would fit right in. So dream on you little mole. 





Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

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

Oh.... my aching ASS

Name: Sparky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Diesel locomotive Electrician here for 24 years... training has been A
class.. I too love my job but hate the ass kissers and the Company..
worked over the years with some damn good trouble shooters the company
fired for B.S.  There loss.. Mechanical get all the training CSX offers
.. I have... you are in a damn good spot skill wise if something
happens.. Too all my fellow Railroad Union Bro's and Sis..Happy New
Year.. America works best when we vote Union YES...IBEW

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

In response to your post APE:

Those cameras in the Buffalo hotel were installed a few years ago for
security reasons.  They are installed in the hallways because a few
years back some outsiders came in and stole the big screen TV from the
crew room.  The CSX employees never had a problem with it because shit
happens quite often at hotels, and they weren't put there by CSX to
harass the employees either.  It was a decision from the hotels
corporate office at the time.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 December 2018

CSX and UP will still outperform all other's in 2019.. "OR" will by
GOD go below 60 %... through reduced asset's utilization... Happy New
Year

Name: astrollarocca
E-mail:    uname it earth
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

there are cameras in the csx hotel in buffalo  found out from a hotel
driver    what is the worthless union doing about this  caught slapping
the monkey

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2018

Stayed marked up on Christmas. Had a real hard time sitting at home
knowing there was frieght to move. The trainmaster thanked me for what
I did. I wouldnít say I was helping the company but rather helping the
customers.  All done with the holiday spirit. The union sure as hell
didnít care if the customers were serviced....but I did!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

Railroaders complain and gripe...But we EARNED that right..Hell u would
too if u had to put up with the bull shittt we do. But overall I still
enjoy it. I wouldn't be here if i didn't. 10 more months and me and
my little honey is gonna start enjoying the best job we ever had
too..Retirement

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

And NO I didnt work Chrismas. 
As a matter if fact we where closed for 4 days.home all weekend and
Monday ,Tuesday
We usually don't work Saturdays and we never work on Sundays

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Blah-blah-blah...
You clowns sound like a broken record.
I've been gone from that shit hole for almost a year . I used to tell
people about all the bull shit I had to put up with,when they would
start in with the
"Oh, your lucky ,you got a great job "
Or "Oh you make so much money "
I'm here to tell you no matter how much you think your making or how
much the benefits are worth...
None of it is worth the treatment and the loss of life quality.
YOU CAN GET A JOB OUT SIDE OUT THAT SHIT HOLE WITH GOOD PAY AND
BENEFITS. 
Nobody should have to live like you do working for shithole express
I wouldn't go back to work there for a hundred thousand an hour

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

Law

Give me one reference where laws protect someone to lay off sick for
the flu.  Or to extend weekend, off days or to avoid work or holidays.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Damn think i must gotta hold of a bad batch of eggnog... severe case of
sour gut.. think i am gonna need a couple more days..

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

Trainmasters


That's cause you a company Bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Hell you bunch of cry babies...i have worked everyday this year except
22 days off total including working today. If you don't like it go
work at the salvation army or something more softer and gentle. Or take
the call get your arse in gear and get the damn freight over the road.

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

Sickofit

CAPS is not an agreement dumbass.

Bringing the hammer down on someone for Fmla.   And the same time
overlooking a bunch of deadbeats who layoff sick, stay displaced or off
Union to extend off days, vacation days or avoid work on holidays.  Is a
crime.     It's very clear that sick layoff increases went hand in hand
with Christmas.  CSX chooses to overlook this and discriminate against
those who have medical certification that they agreed to.

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

All who laid off Sick , displacement, union business needs to be pulled
out of service.   We all know this was abusing mark offs and giving
hard working employees undue hardships.  CSX is just as guilty letting
this go on and should be held liable.  

Cannot single one group out and not punish the other.

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

Loyd
Mark up and go to work.    All you deadbeats abusing sick layoffs,
displacement, Union buisness are putting your Union brothers in
hardship. 

CSX wrongfully singled out ones with Fmla.

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

21 sick layoffs all should be charged for putting their co-workers in
hardship.    CSX you're screwing us for letting this go on.

Name: Norfolk southern conductor lov
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Hey csx boys we moving headquarters to Atlanta.Yall comework for a real
railroad.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Oh....my aching ass....

Name: billylong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

Yeah dumbass walk into your home terminal next time your off sick.  
Since it's published policy.  No different than a daily vacation
right?

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

"published policy"

laying off sick is not for getting out of work. extending off days,
weekends and avoiding work on holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

We owe....We owe....its off too work we go..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

This lines up with the system notice.   Laying off sick is no different
than laying off Fmla. If it's not needed. It's being abused.   When
the company singles out just one group. They set themselves up for
massive lawsuits.     Increase of sick layoffs over Christmas is a red
flag no different than Fmla.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Everyone who lays off sick this year will be included in getting
charged.    Caller just told me this.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Stay safe fellers and "coon" it through the holidays... thats what i
did for 18 yrs until i started getting a few off. Take it nice and slow
easy does it....no stress no worries.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Christmas is sacred CSX.  You sorry excuse for a corporation.  Give the
men time off with their families and stop abusing your employees before
I go to 60 minutes and destroy your ass on national television.  I'll
be delighted to do so.  If the abuse doesn't stop I will have a field
day!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2018

Csx abuses the union agreement cheating me out of money, days off, and
overall quality of life. Use your FMLA any way you please while you can
and don't let anyone try and make you feel the least bit bad about it.

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

Facts


And you know who is or isn't abusing  Fmla?   The company agreed to a
binding certification. The company had every right for a second
opinion. 

It doesn't matter if it's food stamps, handicapped parking or
whatever you can think of.  Some asshole will take advantage of it.  
Those who may be abusing Fmla should have been factored in.   

One who is caring for a sick family member could easily go to work
clock in and clock out in 8 hrs. No big deal.  There is no way someone
caring for a loved one can leave and not know when they will return.
Possible two days later.   Just like  vacation you must put in two
dailies to catch it.  One must layoff two days before a Dr. Appt.

Fmla was created to protect the little man from greedy, corrupt
companies. Like CSX and they hate it. Then we have men like you that
their job defines them and that's all they have. That will side with
big companies Evertime.  It's a good chance you will have to be on
Fmla someday we all get sick we all die.

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

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.    If
you must work over the Holidays just take twice the time off after. 
Keep living the Dream PEACE!!!

Name: the grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2018

thinking of taking fmla for improper reasons this xmas ? then fmla will
stand for FIRED MY LAZY ASS.show up for work people. you knew this when
you signed up. be there STAT.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Conductor

I'm not denying there are people with abuse issues. They should by no
means be put in positions of responsibility. However not everyone who
uses pain meds or sleep aids are junkies, nor is everyone affected by
different medications in the same manner. People who use their
medications responsibly are going to be affected by this policy and you
know as well as I do the company will use the most extreme methods
possible to ensure compliance. Older seniority employees necessarily
have more medical problems. These employees are less likely to accept
the changes the current regime wants to implement. More likely to call
them out on their bulls#!+. The employees that are the most difficult
to eliminate. Think about it.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

Actually I'm not on anything. After the doctors fixed my back I
didn't need pain meds anymore. However, I understand what it's like
to be in constant pain. Perhaps you shouldn't be so quick to judge
since you apparently haven't been in that situation, nor would I wish
it upon anyone.

Secondly "meth" is not even on this list, since it's already an
illegal substance banned by the FRA.

Thirdly, some sleep medications are on this list. You being in train
service with constantly changing shifts should know some people have
trouble sleeping. Tossing and turning through the night and not getting
proper sleep is more detrimental to a person's awareness than taking a
sleep medication the night before.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

You sir are sadly mistaken if you believe this new medication policy is
about safety or removing junkies from the job. Like most recent company
policies it will be used as a cudgel to bash workers over the head with
when they legitimately use their prescribed medications.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2018

The stock continues to fall with the market. Haha , loving it. Hope all
you greedy shareholders at the top lose lots of money. Merry xmas d-
bags

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

HR

You are exactly correct.  CSX and their legal teams are very aware  how
fmla reads.  CSX knows without a doubt they are breaking federal laws.  
Just like they are very aware everyday that they cheat their men out of
pay.    If CSX has to pay out millions or cause a low level manager to
lose everything.   CSX doesn't care.


When CSX is filing suit against CSX.  Nothing else needs to be said.  



CSX believes they are above reproach.    


And for your uneducated comment about abuse.   Those who have fmla.  A
certified, licensed health care provider stated that leave was needed. 
 CSX could have asked for a second opinion but instead agreed to the
binding certification. 


ALSO  this site is CSX-SUCKS not I want to SUCK-CSX

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Better get Jim Foote's permission before you take a f@#%ing aspirin on
your day off now. This company is beyond pathetic. I hope those
shareholders that are suing take these clowns for everything they got.
Mantle Ridge should get f@#%ing jail time.

Name: DP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/17-csx-transportation-to-further-increase-use-of-distributed-power

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Last 15 to 20yrs All Road foreman of engines...seem to be natural pucker
uppers

Name: I know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

Steve Sammons (Salmons) whatever is a snake in the grass. He was a local
chairman on the Big Sandy, he sold the guys out, became Frullas bitch,
Frla promise him a RFE job and up the ladder he went. Not by doing
good, but being a company dick sucker. So, Fuck You Steve you worthless
company bitch. I hope you have a heat stroke in Florida.

Name: Me TOO !!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

It gets so old being watched at every move and rushed and talked down
too daily.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

BNSF is working on a merger/ take over deal .

Name: CSX VS CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Derivative Shareholders Suit... You cant make this shit up...!! Can
anybody holler..I feel the need for GREED !!!

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

And just like that the stock continues to tumble with the market. Down
she bloooows!!
Haha bitch ass mantle ridge and executives. Better jump ship bitches

Name: Dark Territory 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

This federally mandated PTC...crap is screwing the railroads eyeballs
out..CSX 2 billion spent and about 50 % complete...I say that to say
this...Even the Big dogs are taking a DRY pounding in this fubar
adventure... gotta cut cost anyway you can

Name: Tri coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Tri coupler.... automatic coupler/decoupler will be implemented
gradually starting in 2020...will make a great improvement on safety
and efficiency.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Hey old head... Just sit back and see ole timer... the thorobred of
transportation will be right in the mix.... of the merger. the
goverment willing and  will readily want it has the global economy
takes on a slippery and chaotic course the next 3 yrs... Thats a fact
Jack...

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

Brothers


WTF!!!!   Just passed two more brain dead idiots standing within 15
feet of my train watching a roll by. They were standing next to a creek
and it was muddy as hell! Thick woods right behind them. What they hell
is wrong with you guys. Are you so damn scared of this company that you
don't have the balls to do what is right and protect your own safety.
What part of all employees must not be any closer than 30 feet from a
passing train while doing ground inspection do you not understand. 
Grow a set of balls man! If they down load the camera on the passing
train or on yours and your up on the engine where you should be because
it is unsafe to be on the ground and they want to charge you with some
horseshit you can make them drive you out where you were stopped and
measure the area if you have to. I have already been told by a GC that
you have that right!  Enough of this stupid crap. Quit putting yourself
in danger for this stupid company. Look at the employee gateway, They
got a big article about enhancing safety on it.  Big pat on the back!
Another big blow hard article for the public!  They want to brag safety
then make them put their money where their mouth is.  Quit this stupid
horse shit of being scared of them and stay the hell away from passing
trains if you cant be 30 feet away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Yes the sweet sounds of a merger are in the Air boys and girls....

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

how come they didn't have a funeral train when Hunter Harrison died? 
He seemed to be well liked.

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

Rain = FMLA , canít get wet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 December 2018

I've heard that there was a signals or communications employee in
Massachusets that was put out out of service for a month without pay,
with no history of being written up or counselled for any problem? I'm
now hearing that the Union never called this guy and the company never
investigated why this happened? From what I heard, this family is going
through a very stressful time as it is. Anyone hear anything?

Name: Signal Maker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Has anyone heard why they Fired Swafford?

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

Engineers

Boy if it there isn't already enough for the dispatchers to do, now we
have to do a job briefing with them before we leave the terminal that
involves 13 questions.

We had a meeting with our LC who is an engineer and he has already
discussed the problem with the "Sufficient horsepower" question with
the GC. An engineer was threatened with delay of train for not giving
the "proper" info on the power he was given for his train. They
stalled and management tried to come back and put it on him.
I used the LTC chart to determine if I had adequate horsepower for the
territory I was running on and according to the info the units I had
were rated for 13,250 tons. I had 5500 tons. I had both on line and I
still couldn't do track speed up hills because I had an intermodal
train. There is NO GUARENTEE ON ANY TRAIN! 
 
DO NOT LET THE CONDUCTORS ANSWER THE QUESTION ON POWER!  They are not
the ones who are responsible for the power or determining if it is
adequate or not.  I have already had to jump in and correct the info
given to the dispatcher by several conductors who didn't have a clue
what they were talking about. When you get power out of the house it is
built by the orders of the power desk in Jacksonville. Rules state you
are to take it as is.  When the dispatcher ask if the power is
sufficient you tell them it came out of the house and it is supposed to
be. I confirmed this with the power desk in Jacksonville. It is their
responsibility to build the power for your train to run sufficiently on
your territory. If you take control of engines set out in the yards or
the train is put together by a hostler crew you ask the YM or
Mechanical what the units are rated for if you do not have a LTC! Tell
the dispatcher  this is what they gave you and it is supposed to be
sufficient unless something happens in route. Let me also say that the
power desk manager did say that the power ratings were not a guarantee
the train you are on can run track speed and if you are not 100% sure
it can, do not say it will!!
Is your power sufficient? If it will get it from Point A to point B 
then it is sufficient. Will it run track speed? Maybe, maybe not.
Sufficient means the train should be able to arrive at its final
destination without stalling and having to add more power. Mechanical
troubles in route do not count!

There is absolutely no reason that all engineers can not be given
updated and accurate information for the locomotives they are using on
their given route. All the engineers would have to do is look at the
chart and figure the tonnage ratings for the power being used on their
given route. If it is listed as adequate per the chart then ok. If not
then we have the right to tell the dispatcher it is not per the charts.
No more setting up the engineers for the blame if a train stalls or can
not run track speed!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Watch Ur ASS...The "Bulls"gonna be out for a xmas....blitz...

Name: Janney coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2018

There experimenting with a 145 pound coupler..with a beefed up
drawbar...sounds like a Great idea to me..longer more efficient
consist.

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

Support the National Right to Work act! Go to nrtw.org and help end the
mafia like strong arm tactics used by the unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

family

 
The crossing belongs to The RR.  You're trespassing bitch.

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

Hey dumbass blocking a crossing because you're staring at a red signal
is entirely different than stopping a train for some smokes when a
clear signal is lit up.

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

We got a knuckle one time stopping for BBQ. It was worth it . Sticking
it to the man !! 
LOL

Name: Sdoow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

The good ole dekra survey did manage to get some utu fuck heads off
safety a few days. The ones off was that group of losers who will try
to use the Union for a stepping stone to a trainmasters position.  
Same type of personality.   Full of shit and needs to be in the middle
of everything.

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

He might have been already stopped that time but I've seen that guy
stop for smokes coffee and all sorts of bullshit.    When he was
running on clears.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Who dont like a hot cup of Joe...and a couple or 3 donuts ? I DO !! Low
down dirty scandrel who... condemns a Man/or split tail from stopping
for them when your already stopped...

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

Dekra survey ROlTFlMAO.    The carrier must have received a report that
they're the problem.  That would be the only reason why we never heard
anymore about it.

Name: SquareDonuts2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Lol you dumb fucks in terreHaute think you can stop trains to get
donuts.   This dumbass comes on here running his dick holster about cd
guys.    Terre Haute has walkway had dipshit employees. Now you have a
real pos calling the shots up there.

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

Will we ever find out the results from the DEKRA survey?

Name: Square Donut
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2018

Terre haute is where they stopped the whole damn train for
donuts....geez

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

First I heard about the one man Crew in terreHaute.   I bet that washout
cocksucker is behind that too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

Cd getting screwed.    Thanks to our gnome LC and that washout
cocksucker in THaute.  Theres more fucking trains getting Called  on
the  THaute pool than out of Eville or Danville. Yeah yeah I know they
can fucking do that.

Name: Fargo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its like my Daddy always told me : He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in Production..!! Slow down follow rules to
a T...and let the damn ass kissing company spies pick up the slack...
and for the love of GOD and Country...dont let your dingle dong dangle
in the dirt it might get stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

So Trainmaster David Benson got kicked to the curb. Back to running a
engine. Why did it take so long to fire that fat motherfucker? That
stupid son of a bitch should have been fired years ago. I would have
loved to seen that. That dumb bastard is a waste of breath. A real
loser. Fuck you Benson. Ex-cocker TM... Bitch ....

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its amazing that the people who make the money for the company have to
put up with so much bullshit.They pay someone 300 million dollars for a
4 year contact,he only makes it 7 months,because they didnt make him
take a physical,but we cant even get legit claims paid.They give no
shits about contracts or anything,im not sure why the union cant do
anything about it.When the new Grandpa took the helm,he wanted us to
get up on a train and swap out on the fly,not to mention we're all
carrying 2 to 3 pieces of luggage and i have to be stopped to set up
PTC and trip optimizer for my run.He wants up to get up on the run but
he cant even get out of the way of his oxygen tanks!

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Im so tired of the imbeciles in charge not knowing how to do this
job.They're more worried about you leaving the crew room in 5 to 10
mins,how could you possibly do the job safely.I'I've come to work
half the time and have departed terminal with a brake slip and
paperwork ,rushed out of yard office and jettisoned to train only to
hit the first defect detector and low and behold,a bad axle
count.There's constantly no bills showing up on my tonnage graph where
we don't know what's in car and you have a jackass just worrying about
rushing you out of there.As a 22 year engineer,i hope they dont screw up
this company before i get a chance to retire,id hate to think ive been
tortured for nothing!

Name: B.R, Nose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

hey claire,
     your old man is a brownosing kool aid drinking cocksucker. he
sucks every dick on csx teritory to "get ahead". give us a break.
real company man and suck up. how DARE you correct US, we'll bitch all
we want. suck it up and get over it. bet you got guys or gals keeping
your bed warm when your old man is not at home on a run.

Name: Ntsb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Old Head : watch and see... "Gov" of today  and tomorrow wants
communism.... the mergers will happen friend.

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

Union Pacific.. Canadian Pacific "PSR"..and CSX "PSR" will merge.
Norfolk Southern..BNSF..and Canadian National "PSR" will merge..
Kansas City Southern below the border will stay as is.. Kansas city
southern above border will be merged by.. swallowed up by 1 of the 2
Big guys created mentioned above...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

ive Brief:

CSX CEO Jim Foote said he would not rule out a merger with another
Class I railroad.
The comments, made at Credit Suisse's 6th Annual Industrials
Conference, followed a question by analyst Allison Landry on whether
the company would consider joining up with Union Pacific or Norfolk
Southern to help the two railroads implement precision scheduled
railroading (PSR). 
"I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Dive Insight:

When Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern announced they would implement
"principles" of the PSR model, one question loomed large: Who would
lead the charge?

In the past, every railroad that implemented PSR did so under the
leadership of the late Hunter Harrison, who brought the model to
Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and most recently
CSX. But it was a merger that first brought PSR to the big leagues:
Canadian National bought Illinois Central, and Hunter Harrison, to help
replicate the small railroad's success at Class I railroading scale.

A new merger is not inconceivable as the remaining Class I railroads
look to adopt the model.

"I have been in the business a long time and I think there were 50
Class I's when I started," Foote said. He added the wave of mergers
that led the industry to have just seven Class I's have improved
service, freight networks and efficiency. "And one could make the
argument that another consolidation would prove beneficial from a
pragmatic standpoint."

One of the biggest benefits to a merger, Landry suggested before asking
CSX the merger question, would be securing talent from competitors.

Landry noted there are a limited number of individuals in the industry
with significant experience with PSR. Union Pacific and Norfolk
Southern may need to find a way to acquire these to succeed, which a
merger could provide.

But in its most recent earnings call, Union Pacific suggested it was
not concerned about the talent question. 

"When you think about the expertise that we have in-house on PSR, we
do have employees, some at high levels like a Cindy Sanborn who is now
going to be running the entire northern region of the network, along
with others, particularly in the operating team and also in the network
planning and optimization team who have experience and in some cases
deep experience in PSR," said Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz.

Cindy Sanborn, now a regional vice president at Union Pacific, was the
COO of CSX when Harrison first joined the railroad. In October 2017,
she was replaced as COO by Foote, who would later rise to the role of
CEO at CSX. 

Union Pacific has stated it expects to achieve $500 million in
productivity from its transition to PSR. Norfolk Southern said it would
roll out its transition plan on Feb. 11, 2019.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Iím sure itís already in the works:

Announced yesterday!


Per Jim Foote:
 "I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Name: Funny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hey Claire...  Suck my dick. Your fat ass is laying on the couch while
your husband is out at the hotels fucking the maids. Laughs on you
bitch. 







 Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

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Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Amen : i no i been a glutton for punishment working for the railroad and
in a out of divorce court...hell yea

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Claire, you do not have a clue the sacrifice that we make.  This job
gets no sympathy or glory from anyone.  Do you have any idea what itís
like being on call 24/7 and constantly being woken up for bs roster
calls etc?  Unless your part of the good ole boy club out here, your
life is miserable never knowing when you will work, sleep, or eat.
Canít plan even a simple doctor appointment you must make weeks in
advance.  The company making enormous profits and having chairs taken
away so we canít even sit down while we wait.  The union is a joke.  We
work days, nights, holidays.  We donít even get extra pay for holidays
on the road.  Some of us donít want or need to be out here a 100+ hours
a week, but must if we want to keep our jobs. I am not complaining, just
stating some facts.  We deal with the stress of hitting people, and
nobody outside the industry cares.  We are entrusted with millions of
dollars of freight, and the company and public rely on us to handle it
safely with all these variables I mentioned working against us.  We
make good money due to almost living out here.  Often times I question
myself if it is worth it.  Especially those of us with families and
lives sacrifice a great deal.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hahahahahahah!!!! Looks like our union ďbrothers and sistersĒ got an
early Christmas over at GM. So much for all those dues that were stolen
from them with the promise of Cadillac health care and big pensions. I
saw the pictures of those sorry fucks walking the line. Just remember
when you look at your check and the BLET sand UTU mafia take their
kickback. Your ass is next.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 November 2018

Stock prices up 38 %... this year...all of us must be doing something
right !!

Name: Rob Knight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

"Not"..  just wait and see....its gonna happen...

Name: Rob Knight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

Its time for a union pacific csx merger

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Drag up hills slow....slide down fast...tonnage first safety last!!@ 
HOW Tomorrow moves

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ass lickers all over rice yard today...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ops 

Your the idiot , two man crews donít guarantee the safety of trains
either .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2018

Shut your pie holes : We're the railroad. We're preemptive,look it up.
There's nothing anyone can do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

You dumb arses the plan is to be so short staffed that the FRA will have
to allow one man crews . Geez T&E has to many idiots , shoulda done
figured this out .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2018

Bnsf and CSX joint venture through ohio terminal intermodal should bring
alot of traffic and work our way !!

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

Management can kiss my ass making me work on thanksgiving. This company
has gone to shit

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

Cocksuckers charging all who lay off over the Holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Thankful for FMLA

Name: Circle of Life
E-mail: Trump@USA.COM
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

We're all in this big Circle of Life trying to figure out where we
belong and why...but the Lion Sleeps Tonight, and this weekend!

Save your hard earned cash, and you too, can sleep tonight!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving. Cock suckers out and about in Eville.   Safety Blitz
going on in Thaute by the washout dickhead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

Company is on pace to have the best profits since 2005...Go CSX...

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2018

Train inspection 

They got people so frickin scared now cause they are telling them they
are downloading cameras and checking to see if you get down to inspect
passing trains that people are getting stupid! They are getting meet
times for trains and pulling tapes to view.
Because of this stupid shit I passed a guy today I know wasn't over 15
feet away with his back to the woods. WTF! 
The rule is black and white. All employees are to be no closer than 30
feet to a passing train. This includes engineers. He shouldn't have
been on the ground. He didn't have any where to go to get 30 feet
away. 
When someone gets decapitated from a strap or knocked in the damn head
by something because of this stupid shit then it will stop. Why is it
in this business every new rule like this has to be rewritten with
someone's blood.

Name: Wrong 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

Wrong.....






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

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

  View This Article

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

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

Name: Hate that motherfucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

What's the Trainmasters name? Is it David Benson? That fat son of a
bitch couldn't manage to caught a cold. That fat fuck needs to be
fired.




Name: RedNeckHunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Fucking faggot manager in Parkersburg thinks he can run shit, but the
only thing he can run is the shit packer up his asshole and he really
needs to admit he is a fucking homo, he looks the part and acts the
park he might as well be sucking the supervisors dick for all i know.
Fuck its all gonna close down eventually when csx sells the track
line.

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Yes Willard is screwed.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Is power requirement enough : slide up hills slow ...slide down
fast...tonnage first...safety last

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Just get use to the fact that there are thousands of ďHillary ClintonísĒ
on the railroad.  We donít give a fuck about your precious union. We
gonna get ours while the gettin is good. What are you going to do about
it....not a damn thing.  And to you idiot ass  hoggers....all your
traditions, old ways, the way it use to be, the way we did it
before...all those are done with. PTC and trip optimizer are awesome
technology that will keep us all safe...you hoggers gave up your
privilege to run trains the old way by feeling sorry for yourselves and
eating your fat ass to 600 pounds due to stress from the job...thatís
why they got people like me...ready to step up and be the future. A
Locomotive Operator.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hogger? What the fuck is a hogger?...lol. What the hell is that? Sounds
like the railroad version of the gay biker...all big and bad , dressed
in leather chaps, ready to bend over and take it. Fucking retards.
Anyway, I called my manager the other day when the dispatcher fucked up
and didnt get us off the train in 12 hours. It seems to be the companies
new thing. Donít know what the reason is yet for it. He got me a ride
sent and were were just able to make it before we went on the law. 
Helped me get rested for a daylight run the next day. What the hell,
use their rules to your advantage. Union threives want us to meet and
turn, rumor is the big kickbacks are coming for them.

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

Hogger is a stupid name for a Locomotive Engineer.

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

Jeeze. 

Another day of ignorant moronic posting. LOSERS!  

Warning hoggers.  Dispatchers have been ordered to ask some questions
Before you start your trip.  Loads, empties,tons, if PTC and TO is
working and if you think you have enough power to make it to your
destinatin. 
 The question about the power is a set up and can get your arss in a
sling. TM and yms have been sending trains out underpowered and they
either stall or outlaw or take hours longer because of underspeed to
get to the final destination. UNDER NO CIRCUMSATNCES SHOULD YOU TELL
THE DISPATCHER THAT YOU KNOW IT WILL BE ENOUGH POWER. IF IT IS NOT THEN
YOU WILL BE HELD LIABLE IF YOU STALL.
WHAT YOU SHOULD SAY IS.....THE POWER SHOULD BE ADEQUATE UNLESS
SOMETHING HAPPENS IN ROUTE.  DO NOT SAY ANYMORE THAN THAT.  
THROUGH TRAINS ON MAIN LINES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BUILT TO HANDLE THEIR
TRIP TO THEIR FINAL DESTINATION. 
There is a program on the computer that allows you took look up your
power rating for your territory. Most don't use it because power is
assigned out of the house and by the power desk. I have personally seen
numerous crews argue with the TMs on duty about their assigned power not
being rated adequate for their tonnage and territory. 
EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY WERE ORDERED OUT WITH THEIR ASSIGNED POWER.
Waste of time and breath. If you do use this chart make sure you tell
the dispatcher....according to the CSX power chart for my territory the
power should be ok. If not tell them it shows it is not and throw the
decision in their lap. Tell the TM before you leave that the chart
shows the power inadequate.
Hoggers are being put in a trick bag on this one. Crap is rolling down
hill.  The Tms and power desk are throwing this in our laps and passing
the buck. This is just a way to cover their butts when things go wrong
after departure. 
The BLET Has been notified about this new procedure of questioning the
engineer about his power capabilities.  Remember, say very little and
never ever say YOU THINK OR KNOW that the power is adequate.

Name: Tough guy fag
E-mail: Skidqueer.net
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Give me the bids or hourly rate..I could give a shit less about
seniority..every job gargles balls anyway..the union can chow my chili
ring..we have a prison table  made of steel grating for lunch breaks.
Take those claims and stick them up your non virgin sloppy ass
..walking the mile .walking the green mile.. getting right with Jesus..

Name: RailUSA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Thank u CSX for 375 miles of track in Florida Panhandle.

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

One things for sure about this site....hit dogs will holler!!!!!

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

Furloughfamily.....a lot of our brothers are on the street because these
cpap toting, bullshit talking, canít get on and off the engine, lazy to
the core mother fucking mouth breathing old heads gotta come to your
terminal, making seniority moves because their so fucking scared to go
to the ground. Displacing you because they gotta pay for their fat
wifeís bon bon bill and their 60000 dollar truck. Their the ones you
should have beef with. Iím just smart enough to get mines while the
getting is good.

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

Iíd like to know when was the last time that a so called union brother
was set up, fired or put out of service of some BS and the local took
immediate action? When was the last time a brother got put out of
service over complete BS and the local told everyone not to report for
work cause we were going to stand united for our brother?

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

You guys are all suckers!!
Like i said before...same bitching for the last 100 years

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

Love watching my union brothers fight each other over loading the
printer with paper. Laughing as they try to fix the jam in the orders
printer. I donít know about you...but I donít kick up my dues to the
union mafia so I can play printer reapair man. Watching these folks
work for the company makes my day....then they have a bitch session
about how the company fucks them and they wonít do shit for the
company....except all the work the clerks use to do.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 November 2018

So Iím over reading the comments on the Railroader United Facebook
page...what a even bigger bunch of pussies than here.  Calling CSX the
chicken shit express? What a bunch of tough guys!!!!! Bitching about
getting down to do a safety inspection?  JUST QUIT!!!!!!!! JUST
QUIT!!!!!!! Keep bitching, I feed off of it!!!!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Just got back from my roster call. Called crew management to place me
back on the board. My turn had got out but Iím going to be ready to
work in the morning if they need me. Crew management finally placed me
after acknowledging there was going to a lot of layoffs this weekend.
The trainmaster was there to and personally thanked me. Told me he knew
I was one of the ones he could count on. Union guy was there to...I
think the vice local, told him he couldnít do shit about it if he
wanted to....union...L fucking O L!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2018

I See u... mr. Conductor dragging your fat ass and stalling...acting
like u working but aint doing shit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 November 2018

Damn right you will all do as your told and damn well LIKE IT...bitch's

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

Just took a roster call. Crew caller said everyone in terminal was
marked off sick or FMLA...well not my business. TIME TO FILL MY
POCKETS!!!  Dumb fuck old heads and newbie followers wonít say shit to
me about it. To scared for their job. Not my fault they wanna leave
money on the table, Iíll take it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Damn at all these professional ass kisser on r.r. today.... they dont
have to be trained to be a company ass kisser...naturals!!...at sucking
ass... and telling on fellow union members... bunch of momma boy
wussies...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 November 2018

U knuckle draggers..are boning my eyes out today ....and yall think its
funny..dont you ?...just wait and see who gets last laugh....assholes

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

FRA!

Unattended equipment-equipment left standing in such a manner that no
qualified employee is close enough to the equipment to take safe and
effective action to control its movement.

Unmanned-Locomotives or on-track equipment left standing with no
assigned employee close enough to take safe and effective action to
control its movement.

Please for the love of god tell me and everyone else how a hump yard
can pull out a cut of cars of at least 70 cars out of the track, down
and inbound lead, past a CP point and leave it standing with just the
lead locomotive tied down while the conductor gets in a wagon and goes
all the way to the other end of the yard to get in position to take
control of it with his little remote control box???? NO AIR ON THE
CARS! ONE FRICKIN BRAKE! NO BRAKE TEST! Total violation of securement
of train rule 411.  What the hell is the loop hole they are using. The
next time I leave a train tied down outside of the yard Im going to put
one handbrake on the leader and not set any air on the cars and forget
the brake test. If they say one thing they can explain why in the hell
I cant do it but they can because that is exactly what they did!

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

Foote 

How do you send out a local 2 days in a row with so much tonnage it
stalls and needs helper service? Answer...you let a trainmaster build
it!!!!!  Use the same power rating and add even more tonnage the second
day and what do you get?  Another stalled train and another customer
with another day late delivery. Your stupid idea of cutting power to
the bare minimum is starting to bite you in the arss!  

CSX...how tomorrow moves cause it's not moving today!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2018

big tank got the right idea : shut  the back talk up... do as your told
and like it !!! bust your ass and get paid...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2018

You Guys are gonna get the freight over the road today dont wanna hear
no bitching dont wanna see know stalling just wanna see asses and
elbows getting it done!!!

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

I can assure I'm not a mole. I just don't need a unorganized crime
syndicate such as the BLET to steal my money and tell me how to vote.
You suckers keep giving and giving while the union continues to take,
take, take. You get nothing back...if the union did its job this page
wouldn't exist. I want all these whiners and babies to quit, just quit
if its so bad. But  no, you rather look like pussies and whine and cry
about how it use to be. Whine and cry about how they cant do that,
whine and cry about the union reps that mark off during the holidays,
to go fishing and hunting and watch football games...you know I'm
right. You know deep in you heart, deep down inside the utopia of the
socialist workers union dream is a lie. I listen to you in the crew
rooms, on the trains, in the hotel, and in the van...your miserable,
you hate it, you take it back to your family in the name of a dollar..a
very short dollar at that.  I love it, it almost energizes me. I put my
head down, do my best follow the rules and fill my pockets. Its a way
of life. The company owes me nothing.

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Fuck all you ass kissing...company spies.."lying Hiliary
Clinton"...America works best when we Vote Union Yes !!!

Name: Former Executive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

The plan is simple. We will cut cost to the point of no return. We donít
care about customers and we donít care about employees. Everything we
promote on our website is an illusion to keep the general public and
small investors believing we care. We donít!

Thatís the truth! Iím sorry but itís business and sometimes in business
employees and their families get trampled on. It does not mean we wish
bad  will on them in their future projects, it just means they do not
fit into our current business model to squeeze money out of the company
for a huge profit and return. There are many good people that just donít
have the emotional will power to cut incompetent employees from the
team.

We will continue to cut manpower way below normal staffing levels and
violate Agreements until we get every ounce of profit we can from this
company. Once we have finished, we will move on with our earnings and
leave this company broken. Itís what we do! The only thing left will be
Labor because they are the only thing that remains the same. It is well
known management comes and goes like the wind.

As for your unions? Yes, I will say this. Be glad you have them on the
railroad along with the Railway Labor Act. Only uneducated and
unappreciative individuals denounce railroad unions. Theyíve been
around 100 years and no matter how many managers or management styles
come and go, the rail labor unions remain and so does the Railway Labor
Act. I got involved in management because I knew I could be a better
manager than the one leading me. Being in the union is the same. If you
donít like the direction of the union, get involved and make it better.
If you donít want to make it better, leave the railroad and go work at
Wendyís. Iím sure youíll get it then.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Remember to vote republican....we must get the national right to work
act passed. Itís one of the most important things labor needs on the
railroad. These fat fuck, cpap carrying, no pride in the job they do
union men continue to manipulate the new generation of railroaders.
Show some pride for yourself. Remember the company pays you in the
end...I hate to say it but ďthey can do itĒ

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

I think one thing people donít understand is the unions pose a clear and
present danger to the American way of life. Society has been set up for
these organizations to manipulate our ways of life in sequence with the
carrier. Imagine if you had the choice to use your dues the way you
wanted. The old heads, whoís broke asses canít even get off the
engines, carry their cpap machines, have ruined it. Itís time to take
back the railroad.

Name: Unified Plan 2020.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2018

The Unified plan 2020 is going to happen friend's.. just posting it so
all railroaders can think ahead be aware and prepare.. All will go to
precision Scheduled railroading.. its all about the OR...operating
ratio... "how much is spent to make 1 dollar profit"...United Parcel
Service were the ones who designed it from the beginning... HH adopted
it for railroad... Union Pacific CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge...
BNSF Norfolk Southern and Canadian National will merge..Kansas City
Southern above the border will be absorbed by 1 of the mega railroads
mentioned above. Kansas City Southern de-mexico will remain
independant.. watch and see friend's this will take place..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

I canít wait until Uncle Warren comes in here and buys this outfit
out!!!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Fuck you Trainmaster David Benson. You're the dumbest son of a bitch
that I've ever seen.  Fuck CSX for hiring this fool. Fuck your parents
for not aborting you. Dumb Fuck.

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Crew management spoiler alert
Since I quit 9 months ago I haven't worked a single weekend and
management has not taken any of my personal days out
Get out while you can
And vote Republican too!!

Name: RRsdontsellrealestate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2018

What's not "needed" today. Can become very valuable tomorrow. 
What's sold off today can not be replaced.


CSX CEO Jim Foote told the Business Journal after the company's third
quarter earnings call that there was not a geographic or
commodity-specific strategy to the lines the company is looking to
sell. Rather, CSX is selling lines "that don't really fit well with
our network anymore" and lines "that might have strategic value for
CSX, but might be a better fit for someone else," according to Foote.

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Floatnfrozencorpseofjackdawson
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Thanks for turning on 2 trains for 1 time ticket you shit stains..i
appreciate you making 27 moves with your train for 1 time ticket..if
you  have problems with any of this take it up with your union..keep
faxing in those seniority moves to open jobs..crew callers will get you
right on there..I'll let you in on a small secret..those fax machines
aren't powered up you mongloids..your unions are trying to take us to
court over this ..by the time that's settled you  will be sold off to
the China Xpress rr..keep going fellas ..I'm guna keep pushing your
fudge in..

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

People on here bitchin about trump and the "top one %" must be to busy
buying  crack and new diesel picks and air boats
Ya...i used my money to buy stock in csuxs and man has it paid off !!!
So get back to the Bernie rally
And b**** about the same s*** you been b**** about since you realized
you couldnt sest in the McDonald's Lobby on your laptop and get paid
you sound like a bunch of clowns

Name: Fish Plate
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Anybody hearing buzz about rr has plan to contract out 75 % of MOW by
2020...?

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

Csx selling off 1100 more miles of track.

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

We live on a planet called Earth the question is what planet are you
living on and facts yes look at the facts moron I suppose you want the
demon rats to take over and take us back to the Obama Land Experience
right
Keep getting your marching orders from the union that you'll loathe so
much

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

I value and appreciate your opinion. I was just wondering if anyone had
been through the process? I hope as a friendly or family for 20 or 30 I
understand how it is! Trust me;)  I know railroading is hard on the
whole family and friends trust me but I didnít ask your opinion of a
railroader! I ask if any one knew the process? 
Thank you again

Name: Death angel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Youíre a punk. This guy may have had a sick family member or something.
I hope you die a horrible death. People like you need to rot in Hell.
Railroaders need a way to escape the mental Hell that we endure. I hope
this guy finds you and kicks the Hell out of you.. Bitch





: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

I have had to train a lot of the newbies,and one thing I found is they
cannot be away from there phone. I made one guy put his phone in his
locker. While we where inspecting a train. He would say I have to use
the bathroom and go and come back. The third time he did this, I
followed him he was checking his phone. I went to supervisor ratted
him
out and they fired him. We donít need people like that working on the
rr
there head is not in the game and could get people killed. The newbies
still doing it today they are addicted to there cell phones and it is
going to cost them or someone elseís there life

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2018

Screw the company : and all the "ASS Kicking company spy....!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2018

UP laying off 500 salary and 200 contractors... UP will merge with
CSX..2020

Name: Clay walker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2018

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4213225-csx-peaked sell sell sell
sell!!!!!!

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

Vote Republican, Vote for the National Right To Work ACT. Need to stop
paying dues and kicking up like were the mob. No one gets a thing in
return for our money. The old heads ruined it for us, not the railroad.
If you think otherwise your retarded. Oh, by the way....lets mark off
union business. Oh, wait, I'm not in the old head gang. At least I can
still get on and off the engine without looking like a bitch.

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

Lower level management has indeed destroyed this company. Trainmasters
need to be removed from this company. We blame Upper management that
knows about the problems but refuses to do anything about them.
Yardmaster's already do the Trainmasters jobs anyway. Give the
Yardmaster's 40 bucks on the day and eliminate the Trainmasters. This
would save the company millions. Sit back an watch the stock raise.
Problem solved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Guy's : Dont You in believe....in all honesty If the Union's were not
in the way the Company would gladly be more generous to You Gentleman..
Just words for thought. YYou guys be safe.....

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Jackazzmaster, i quit 9 months ago.
Your not competent to tell me what to do
Moron. Keep dreaming in your head about how your a big shot
I just hope more people realize what a shit hole that place is so they
can quit and move on to a better life without having to deal with
morons like you

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Im in management listen up we are the boss you guys and gals work under
us.you will do what we say or else you will be looking for another job.

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Utublowswods.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Let's strike .. I'm ready...sick out... something ..too bad rrer balls
are the size of snowflakes..I've seen 59 year old s running scared from
28 year old manager s lmao..

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Seen it : tell u what i gonna do about it...slap the shit out of the
next ass kisser i see... want take long!!!

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Sounds like your still wet behind your ears. Csux makes money on
accident 
If they happen to not make enough...
They just fxxx the customer harder to make up the difference. Me,you or
anyone else don't make a difference. 
Its a shit hole company 
Don't waste your time there 
Thinking your going to make a
Difference.
Don't get caught up in the seniority racket and all the other s***
covered carrots they put in the front of you

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

CockSuckers out in Eville tonite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

Railroader wild: i want the company i work for to be financially sound
and whats wrong with that? Lets just all do our jobs and get the
freight over the road safely and efficiently as possible... thats what
the company pays us to do Sir..

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Jackazzmaster...you must have just got to shithole express.. we've
already did it.
Back before our savior Obumer enacted the clean power Act.. keep
drinking the Kool-Aid you moron

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

CSX likely to hit 12 billion in revenue this year with a market cap of
59 billion...that boys is how tomorrow moves

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I would like to point out that since i left that shit hole i havent had
to punch any one in the mouth and don't expect to have to.
Most employers don't treat their employees like s******* Express does.
Go work somewhere where they really care about you working there and
you're doing the job they need done they dont have the attitude that
they don't need you

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I dont turn in claims any more.if some one doesn't pay me what we again
upon i bunch them in the month. Gets fast action. Someone in
jackazzville on the other in of a phone line doesn't give a s*** about
your claim. There not going to pay you and theres nothing ypu can do
about it.
And they know it.
The fix is in and there all laughing at you calling you a sucker

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

Brothers 
Has anyone heard yet what brought about this rule that both crew
members must get on the ground now and inspect passing trains. It has
to be a liability reason. They don't care if your doing it on passing
trains on double main. Been ok for years from the cab. We're guessing
it's a liability reason. Had to be a defect detector that missed
something serious that got the Fed's involved and they kept it quiet.
Out of the press. There is a detector before and after every siding out
there. If you miss something with two sets of eyes and one of their
detectors miss it, there is no doubt they're going to be coming back
to the inspecting crew. You Can't prove you didn't see anything but
then they can't prove you did. We all know how this works in the Csx
court of law. Puts the liability in the crews laps.  If you got a brain
in your heads when this new rule takes effect you will report every
little squeek, pop, crack, spark, low air hose, lose strap, thumping
sound or anything else the detector may not pick up. This new rule
wasn't created because they were bored. There is legal reasons behind
it and it isnt to protect the crews!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2018

Safety blitz tonight in Louisville! If they watch you long enough they
will get you!

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

You should attend the next Bernie Sanders rally

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Balls? 
I quit that shit hole.
I only go on here for laughs
You guys are suckers.
Union? Sucker. 
There all un jackazzville
Laughing at you guys.

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Record profits..... let's strike...
You guys sound like you're at a Bernie Sanders rally.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Union Pacific and CSX will merge...

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

Train Master/ Stupidvisor, for 1-10 years                               
                                                                     
The joke is on you, we've all heard those conference calls where they
rip you a new ass!  You are the bottom of the barrell when it comes to
management.  Hell they are probably reading this right now and laughing
at YOU because they know!   We watch guys like you come & go because you
can't handle the job.   In the end I will be employed, you will be a
has been with no friends....lol

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

There remodeling the 14th floor of headquarters in Jacksonville...making
a special section they are calling the "war room"....for union
management relations...we better start sticking togather like the
smarter than us old timers did.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Marvin Helms! We know you look on this site, call us immediately!

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

Record profits at the earnings meeting..keep up the good work..the union
will negotiate you a 1 percent annual raise .. keeping all our great
work rules..# hourly rate off the table

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

U little whining bitches...aint got a clue what WE are fixing to
do....dont let your dingel dong dangle in the dirt...it might get
stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Hump master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

I just fucked the shit out of Trainmaster David Bensonís wife. His mom
is next. That dirty bitch.

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

Dang sure crawling around Bradenton Fla...and the rr bulls too..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Cocksuckers in Eville tonite. Watch your backs.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Yes Sir "Train Bastard"... your day is coming.... very soon.... for
getting the pink slip...wet behind the ears college boy.

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

I've been in the hotel for 35 hrs now.   I've managed to get drunk
twice, get laid once and I've rubbed 2 1/2 off.  Pornhub, YouTube and
the buffet across the street has helped the time pass. That's all

Name: Cookie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

TM

If you do have a college education.  One thing is for certain. It's
not in English.

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

Tarainmaster 

You're a fucking unicorn.   Where I'm from the craft employees are
the ones who have trades, a college education and are veterans.  I'm
all three like a lot of my Union brothers.   I'm willing to bet
you're a habitual liar.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2018

We're going to bend the gnome over and shove our train swap up his ass.

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

Trainmasters/PTI drivers/janitors/coffee makers/dicksuckers

You're correct, we are just a program away from not operating.   And
how does this make your position secure?   RR functions fine or better
when you cunts are off.  CSX has no reason to keep you now would have
less reason to keep you suckasses then.

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

Csx is trying  to convince the public that there is only one person
needed on a train to operate safely.  It's ironic csx also believes
that both crew members should be on the ground watching passing trains.
Per System Notice.    It's not if but when some poor railroader is
crushed by a derailment or decapitated from flying debris.  Whosoever
put this in place should be imprisoned and their assets divided among
relatives. 
Just when your convinced management couldn't be any more foolheaded. 
They prove you wrong.

I've came up with a 10 suggestions thay may get someone a bonus.

1.employee provided snowshoes to replace our spikes.
2.lanterns will be replaced with employee provided torches.
3.employee provided milk jugs to be filled prior to going on duty.
4.employee provided cell phones to replace radios

5.parking meters installed system wide

6.use of KOA campgrounds in lieu of hotels.

7.vending style toilets.
8. trainman calls the engineer for duty
9. trainman fuels engines
10. maximum 1 bag per crew member (trains are already operating over
tonnage)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Just do as your told and Like IT...knuckle draggers

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

Big rumor going around jacksonville... company next year going to TRY
outsourcing  1/4 of of all north division car repair.

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

Nastyville sucks

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

Whoever this guy is, he was a Marine

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Little Birdie Says
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Hit squad in Louisville tonight for 3rd shift!! Watch out!!

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

trainmasters going around telling everyone that this regime is no joke,
they will make sure these plans work.  1 hour depart times, meet and
turn, etc.. Did we get a new regime? we're talking about the same
regime that failed at block swapping, shut yards down just to open them
back up ( not all but Nashville, Avon ) etc. Closed the Engine house
down in avon, its opening back up now.. what happen to that plan? and
this morning was laughable. I dont know if one train made it out within
3 hours, some 6 hours, and i think one road train was re crewed in the
yard...  They are so short handed on power and depend on in bound
power. If one thing goes wrong they are doomed for hours. Another
jackass trying to re invent the wheel..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Invest : that is the ultimate goal: communism... bnsf norfolk southern
and Canadian national plus top bottom half of kansas city southern to
merge... union Pacific.. Csx.. canadian pacific and top half of kansas
city southern too merge..

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

Any news from  the DEKRA survey?   I suspect CSX brass didn't like the
findings so it was trashed.   Now there are managers going around
terminals asking crews what they're doing wrong.  Why are employees
disgruntled?   CSX just ask your Union puppets for the answers you want
to hear.

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

Exactly we need 1 union representing T&E.    Instead these motherfuckers
join with truck drivers and sheet metal workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

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

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

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

The company is finally doing something smart. Yardmaster are now being
trained to do trainmaster duties. Eliminating the Trainmasterís. Lower
level management is getting kicked in the balls now. Hehehe . Howís it
feel now ladies?

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

Talledega , roll tide = FMLA .........send a drone over that .

Name: CMA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Conductors

WAKE THE HELL UP!
If I hear one more ignorant conductor tell me that the idiots in the
Face to face class told them they don't have to follow any other rules
than the new  bulletin that came out for trains in emergency on 6/15/17
I'm going to start tossing them off the engines. Simple lazy boys who
don't want to follow rules or just to damn lazy to get out and walk
more than 5 car lengths. Most engineers pounded the rocks before they
got in the seat. We did it. We know what its like. I'm not  listening
to your boo hoo you get to sit in the cab crap.  Quit being a stupid
fool! Go find a boys job if you cant handle it!

That rule was written to speed up the process. it wasn't written to
protect your ass or the engineer! You people should only have to work
for the company for 3 months to figure this out. There are other rules
in the book that go with the train in emergency rule. You don't get to
ignore them just because there was a change in another one. Did you know
the dispatcher is not supposed to let any other train pass you until you
confirm that your hazmats are on the rail AND SAFE(rule 612.4) Did you
know if your a key train you can only run 5 mph to move it to a safer
place to inspect it? That face to face instructor left a lot out. His
agenda was to preach only the rules that move the train the quickest.
If he explained it all they would have been totally pissed! Lose his
job!

Now for the idot I was working with in the dark in the middle of no
where in a curve that refused to walk the train because rule
308.6-section B- paragraph 4 says visual inspection from the head end
does not indicate any unsafe conditions, I hope I never catch your lazy
ass again if I go into emergency. If its dark, foggy, blizzard or in a
blind sharp curve your ass CAN NOT TELL FROM JUST STANDING AT THE HEAD
END that everything is okay. Are you just retarded. You think your butt
is walking out of investigation scot free after equipment is damaged
because your tried using that rule to cut corners and get out of
walking? I cant see to the end of a 3 mile long train with my best
glasses on in a clear sunny day! Don't tell me you can!
Think of this one conductors.  How many of us have been stuck with
14,000 foot long trains weighing 19,000 tons with 2 motors that aren't
worth a piece of crap and can barely make it up a hill over 15 miles and
hour. 
Section B paragraph 6 states your cant do a roll by inspection if
starting and moving the train requires excessive force.
How do any of us know for sure after we have been in emergency that the
excessive force when starting is because of these overweight trains or
because there is a problem in the train. NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE unless
the entire train is inspected!
They build these trains like this to cut corners and to reduce trains
and crews. This isn't my problem. Its theirs. I'm not moving that
train one foot until you make sure that the entire train is on the damn
rail. I'm not wheel slipping in 8 notch at 1200 amps on a hill without
you checking first. Run your pie hole. Scream and cry. We can sit there
all night. Use your damn heads. ALL 6 rules have to be met in order for
us to do a roll-by inspection. ALL OF THEM! Use your heads! Guarantee
we got the FRA/USDOT in our corner on this one if they want to accuse
us of delaying the train!

CSX operating rules department/public safety director....
Got any comments on this? we know you read this site everyday.

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

Shut your damn pie holes...already about tables and chairs you spoiled
over paid lazy ass's.....get out there and do your damn job like WE
pay you too..... shut your mouth follow the rules and do your job !!!!

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

FELA = One small injury and you too could be living the life of a
millionaire, thanks CSX !!!! Oh, and fuck all you cocksucker
trainmasters ,road foreman pricks back in EVANSVILLE, especially the
ones who are back rotting on the trains. Guess who got the last laugh.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

It's like Grand pa.... always told me...He would rather have a sister
in a whore house than a Brother in production...

Name: Brake shoe 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

BRO...'SS..LETS STICK IT TOO THEM WHITE COLLAR BASTERDS.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Small stuff

Dead on.   They can take their tables, chairs, vending machines, coffee
maker, microwave, printers etc..etc... And stick it right up Foote's
ass.    95% of salaried employees are cunts.    If I'm on the property
I'm getting paid.

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Csx is suing norfolk southern in Virginia...you cant make this shit
up...comedy show gets better by the day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

We couldn't pull off a strike even if we wanted. too many people out
here are for themselves and themselves only. This Place abuses/
doesn't honor the contract. blocks personal days, personal business
days. treats you like shit. talks to you like shit. will put a target
on your back for following the rules ( when it slows down production)
but charge you when they need a failure.. Breaking down the moral day
by day. taking pay from you for un known reasons. list goes on. Yet
there's guys doing them favors. and busting their ass for this place.
doesn't have to be obvious lay down but my god.. why would anyone want
to help this place out?? I feel like half the people I work with has
battered woman syndrome. seriously

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

Trump is the reason unemployment is at an 18 year low right now!

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

I drank beer I like beer

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You guys just vote TRUMP 2020...

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You suck azzs are sayin the same old shit as last week , last month,
last year...hell since 2006.what a bunch of suckers.I dont work there
any more and I cpuld careless about their money , vaction days personal
days stock awards demand days or personal business days.you dumb azzs
are living a nightmare of your own creation get the f*** out of there.
Like I said before in 10 years you dummies are still going to be
complaining about the same thing while they at the company and the
union laugh at you there's plenty of work out here start putting in
applications

Name: Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2018

You are one of our piss ant puppets. You are one of our lower grade
supervisors that likes to keep trouble brewing. Do you want to hear the
true? Here it is. We are cutting your mileage down or off, we are giving
you auto per terminal to slash costs. We are watching your every move so
we can cut our cost. If you over claim on your reimbursements, then a
red flag is thrown and we will fire you for padding our payroll. If you
are a supervisor, then you better be worried about your job. Just do
your job with common sense and everything will be fine. But, steal from
us and pay the price. Fact 



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2018

Hello. I am a stock holder in CSX.  Is the rumor true that CSX is
selling out to the Chinese?  We have been hearing rumors now for
weeks.
 Supposedly the Chinese are planning to take over all operations with
their own people.  The Chairman of Alibaba is supposedly going to be
the new CSX chairman.  He is known for slashing workforce labor.  He
is
also supposedly going to invest billions in Railroad technology to
make
it more cost effective to ship his goods.  Any truth to the takeover
story?

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

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/flurry-of-lawsuits-against-csx-claim-working-conditions-caused-cancer/77-8143826

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Lumberton north carolina got to see first hand.... courtesy and
professionalism... CSX Style !!!!.. i have and many of u on here....
have seen it since 1986....

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2018

CSX 

Make up your mind once and for all. Is a loaded pipe train a unit train
or not!!!  Work order has nothing on it restricting it to 50. The
definition of a unit train by your bulletins you printed says it's not
a unit train. You got SUPERVISORS saying it is then saying it isnt. This
is bull. You program the PTC with 60 mph then it tries to update it to
50.  Someone needs to make a damn decision. I know this question has
been out there for over 6 months.  Typical csx behavior. Just ignore
the issue and charge someone with crap later.  Come on! make a damn
decision!

Name: Cypress Hill ....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2018

Roll it up light it up.....smoke it up.....exhale

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

There's a dumbass in Terre Haute who thinks he's a trainmaster.  I
know for a fact that piece of shit wont be here much longer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2018

9 dollars is 9 dollars

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

Rule 304.7 is being used to test crews by that Prick in Terre Haute.  
This test is used only to try to fire someone.

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Lets have a fucking.... goodtime making the "company"...miserable

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Hell yea they are a bunch of "victims "... cant talk to them Man to
Man... file charges on u..... dont stop me though... 
What a frigging mess...The Grand Ole USA is nomore.......Ps.   CSX
Suxxxssssss

Name: Lumberton N.C.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2018

This fine company CSX just let us flood during florence hurricane... put
greed above human lives and millions of peoples personal property...what
a Shame!!

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

I haven't heard about a dues increase, is this true?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

are union wants to increase dues. HAHA. what a joke. how about get my
legit claims paid first? out of routes, working without a switch man,
etc.. We were told that the whole seniority ( not being able to make a
move) was suppose to end weeks ago.. They wont stop it. Why would they?
Raise my union dues so you can take another  6 digit trip to where ever?
Vegas..? I believe in the unions, and I know there's a lot that goes on
behind close doors, But my god We were told to put the claims in for not
being able to bump a junior employee, then told not too because it would
not be a " major Dispute " all though " seniority and $$ sounds like
a major dispute to me.. Then after a month + of the NO claims for the
better of this fight. We were told to start putting the claims back
in... Maybe i'm wrong but if there's an issue that affects every
conductor under this agreement. Wouldn't a blanket claim be an idea or
no? The union will raise our dues, then the emergence funds will dip
below the minimum and then get raised again. Some times i wounder if my
union and HOA are the same people

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Roll tide roll ....... roll csx roll

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Drag up hills slow slide down fast tonnage first Safety last

Name: Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

Curse is spreading...Up is going to the precision scheduled railroading
bullshit too.

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

This is to the INTERN,
The information that you have conveyed is VERY Life changing for a lot
of people. So I'm sure you can understand that the information will
need to be verified in some way. If it can be verified, then what you
have done is saved a lot of people's futures, due to the fact that
they have that precious time to make plans so their families and or
themselves will not get into a situation that will create devastation
in their lives. So I DO hope that this information you have kindly
conveyed can be vetted in some way. If all is true, Your Soul Will be
BLESSED.

Thank you Intern

Name: What ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

What are you saying? Break it down son. Can CSX see the posters or not?



 Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and
their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look 
up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

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

I put this post under EVERYTHING cause of this person that goes by "
Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018.

Whomever you are sir, you ARE NOT a RailRoader. You claim there is "
whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ", Show the evidence.  

You sir have no idea what is truly going on. I find it VERY hard to
believe someone that has been out here as long or longer than I have,
could not understand what is REALLY going on. Unless you have been
riding the Extra Board and shoving your head further and further up
your butt for so long that you have lost ALL sight of REALITY. 

Either that or you are corp. / hq turd that has totally lost your
Integrity and Self Respect. What you are here ( in this reality ) you
WILL BE when you pass, and the only souls you will have around you are
souls that are JUST LIKE YOU.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2018

Dont work on csx time... don't shit on your own time.

Name: Goofy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2018

This is your opinion only. You can't provid proof. You're a joke.



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

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it
goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there
with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a
sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing. 
And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

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

All lies. You are a rumor start mole. 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

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

https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html?category=&state=

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

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=CPR&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=BWJ%2bTCOztmSFyrnPd%2fTey3r8wAc%3d

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

https://jobs.bnsf.com/search/?q=&sortColumn=referencedate&sortDirection=desc

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

https://jobs.nscorp.com/search?q=&q2=&alertId=&locationsearch=&title=&location=&date=&state=

Name: Gold mind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Attn engineers, if you get on one of these switching jobs please do what
you gotta do to outswitch the rco jobs so they will see the value and
keep us. Even better they might replace rco jobs with engineers

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

Furloughing big time at my terminal.

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

OBY: spot on about conductor 1-10.

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

Conductor 1-10 that's been out here 4 1/2 years. You have the outlook
you have because you have only been here 4 1/2 years, you don't know
how good it was and could still be! We were way more productive in 6
hour days before than we are now and we are working twice as long and
twice as hard not getting done nearly what we use to. The system we
were using before worked a lot better than the system we use now. Most
of us complain because we know that this railroad is being run wrong
and it is not sustainable. They are doing what they are doing for a
quick buck and then they will leave and this place will be in the mess
it is now until someone with long term goals takes over. Looking at
what we have lost everyone should be disgruntled
Quits
Real lunch breaks (who works 8 hours and gets 20 minutes of break)
Boots
Thanks awards
Cookouts
Family day
The list goes on man, they have taken every incentive away. 
They do still pay us most of what they should but that's it. Now they
are talking about 1 man crews, they keep cutting and making the ones
left have to do more work to compensate. 
We work harder than most CSX employees and are paid less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2018

1 person train Crew.... "How tomorrow moves"

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

To ALL the Young and Mid-Range Professionals that has made the
discussion to make Railroading a career. 

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations


All there is when dealing with corps.(esp. the railroad,lower case for
a reason) Is Employees are nothing more than laborers to make the
share-holders more money which in turn the share-holders pay the CEO
BIG BUCKS so the LAZY-ASS share-holders do not have to get their hands
dirty.

You can damn well bet that the above link WILL come true no matter HOW
MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DIE OR LOOSE THEIR JOBS. 

WAKE THE HELL UP!!

Name: Urban Dictionary 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Its not personal...."Its just Business"

Name: Fed up with it!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

List of companies hiring within 40 miles of Louisville 
Ford
Toyota
Jim Beam
Four Roses
Heaven Hill
American Synthetic Rubber Corporation
Cable Technology Communications LLC
Raytheon 
Progress Rail Services Corp.
Swift Trucking
Averitt Express
Waste Management
Rumpke
United States Postal Service
Norfolk Southern

I'm tired of all the crying around here so feel free to leave, you
will be replaced by next week and we won't miss you I promise. You
think you have it bad try being a manager here for a week!

Name: Former DF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

One person train crews are coming no matter what. Congress will have no
influence whatsoever, unions will have no influence whatsoever.
Starting with unions... Have the unions had any power at all since
Mantle Ridge came in the picture? Have contract negotiations ever
really improved? Every time we get a new contract we have to give
something up to gain something else, and dues always go up. We never
get a contract that is better for employees.
As for legislative action... Even if it is law for there to be two
person train crews it won't stop carriers from manipulating scenarios
to find and loophole and get around it. There is a very easy way (that
I'm not going to post on here) for carriers to get around having two
per crew but still not violate any mandatory laws requiring it. 

It's not a Democrat vs. Republican issue, it is an issue of greed
being more important than public safety to the carriers.

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

Wuz up my brudas you sum tuf mofos to be puttin up wit da bullzsheet. My
bird trex be tellin me all da time csx sucks. Ya no dat bird be rights.
I works enoughs to pay da basics back to bangin the blonde down tha
road on off time. You mofos be hard up.

Name: Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

ALL ENGINEERS!
Bulletin 5301.2

We read your new bulletin on testing the alerter and saw where it says
unless notified by the mechanical department it was done you have to
test it.

First, testing the alerter is a mandatory test that must be done when
we are servicing and testing the engine devices. It is done by the
electrical man. It is FRA law.

Second, quit asking us over the radio when you get power out of the
house if we did it.  We are going to tell you yes EVERY TIME!!! It is
Fra law.

Third, we have never noted it on the brake slips we leave on your lead
engine and we aren't going to start it now.  Where would we put it?
there is no separate place to note alerter testing. 

The operating rules department should know this and should have worded
that bulletin in a different way. Besides, I believe you all know you
have a rule that says you have to accept the engines they way they are
out of the house. That should take care of any misconceptions that you
have!

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

Local Chairmen please post an extensive list of all valid claims in the
locker rooms. I have recently found out that there are a tremendous
amount of T/E employees that don't know about a lot of claims that
they could be putting in.

Here are a few to get started 
CSRA
Late minutes pays 20 minutes straight time
Doubled out claim pays 4 hours straight time
Called outside call cycle pays minute for minute back to last cycle 
S1 claim pays 8 hours straight time 
Holiday claim pays 8 hours straight

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

Trainmaster...just continue to live on 2 hrs sleep drink gallons of bad
coffee and eat evernow and then a quarter pounder with cheese..and last
but not least....make those wonderful judgement calls

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

We pay you guys to do a job.I don't need to hear all this back talk.now
shut up and go to work

Name: Twin Turbo Dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Hey Steve why is the Y125 and Y323 still conventional? Make those jobs
remote for a month and see how it works. While you're at it add on a
hostler job to put power on trains and get them ready. They can catch
dog laws too. If they get bored throughout the day they can always grab
a cut and switch it out.
Or don't do anything and just keep trying the same process everyday
that doesn't really work all that well. 
Be bold Steve, it's your terminal don't be scared to make changes and
see what works. Try something for a month and if it don't work change
it back. 
The only reason Y125 and Y323 was conventional anyways is because of
Ford. Now that that is out of the equation change it.

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Your a pussy.I bet your wife , or to be politically correct your partner
if you have that persuasion probably beat your ass

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

None of you have the backbone to do anything. All talk. Laughing ... 








Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at
walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

  View This Article

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

If you need to get into tmci or tmai to look at your train
just go to 22 instead of 13 and down at the bottom there's
a line that says next function. Type in tmci or tmai and you
can look at your train. Not really back dooring it but it is 
better than nothing.

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

Has anyone tried to access the mainframe through the backdoor
latey??????   It's not working and it sucks when your at your away
from home terminal and would like to look up info on your train or
trains coming!!!! Seems like you're only limited to the 13 screen. IF
ANYONE HAS A GO AROUND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECITATED IF YOU SHARE
IT. Thanks in advance

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

they changed it again.   Who knows how to backdoor the mainframe?

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

Yea big shot train Bastard's.....we know u dont give a damn...and WE
know you cant think worth a damn neither....!! But you sure are a
natural at puckering UP....

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

You bunch of damn crybabies show up and do the job we pay yall to
do.think you got it tough now keep running your damn mouth on here and
you ain't seen tough.we don't give a damn

Name: CSX Escapee 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

Are there any posters from the Huntington WV locomotive prison er sorry
repair shop on here?

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

Fuck all trainbasdards..piece of shit mother fuckers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Yall numb nuts need to read and abide by "our"...code of
bullshi##!!!@@...conduct!!

Name: Engine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Engineers 

Was told by mechanical desk that it wasn't necessary to worry about
Speedo not working if you have a PTC box that you can see the speed on.
Doesn't matter if your logged in or not. It's set by GPS and can be
used.   Guess this means there is no need to report non compliant
Speedos anymore. The hell with FRA LAW that says it will work.
According to them you can use the PTC on foreign line power too. Now,
got to find  out if the FRA is good with this.

Name: 3 sheets to the wind..
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Csx suckssassssssssssss...!!!

Name: Jimmy Buffet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

Lets all get drunkkkk and screw

Name: Louisville Alert!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Attention Louisville T/E employees: Louisville terminal is hiring 7
Diesel Locomotive Electricians. Starting rate is 27, full journeyman
rate is 30 and some change. The class is a cake walk and anyone can do
it. 
Tired of harassment on the transportation side? Join now
Tired of an unstable work schedule? Join now
Tired of wondering if your job will be there tomorrow? Join now
Tired of working in the heat/cold/rain/snow/sleet? Join now
Tired of being constantly pressured into working faster and faster?
Join now
Conductors, are you tired of wearing your body out
standing/walking/climbing all day everyday? Join now
WE NEED YOU! 
Develop a skill today! Learn a trade all expenses paid now! Develop a
skill that will be with you forever that you can take with you
wherever! 
We got 7 slots, get em while they're hot!
Have you been thinking of leaving CSX but don't want to start over
somewhere? Switch crafts and keep your years of service and vacation!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2018

Someone said they was taking off to grieve the late CEO on the
anniversary of passing

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Fellow Co workers : Dont you think its time for a WILD CAT STRIKE...??

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

Drag up hills slow.. slide down fast...tonnage first ..Safety last

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

https://www.postanalyst.com/2018/08/28/some-csx-corporation-csx-institutional-investors-are-quietly-pulling-out/

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

Survey:
Company idea?  Any union dues paying member would be foolish/out of
their mind to like that.

Name: Survey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2018

Who likes this idea?
When you get charged, instead of getting time on the street we do
this:
Minor-You get a 30 day loss of seniority
Major-You get a 60 day loss of seniority
Minor takes a year to fall off
Major takes two years to fall off
If you get charged while you still have an offense on your record then
the penalty is doubled. 
Basically your punishment would be going to the extra board for a
prescribed period of time.

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

What is this one engine bs. that I'm starting to see everywhere?  Heavy
trains, 100 to 150 cars with only one engine?   They aren't saving fuel
this way no matter what there computer tells them.  They are using more
fuel straining that one unit while tearing it up at the same time. 
Notice they aren't investing in new engines,  we still have the oldest
fleet around.  These guys go beyond the term "bean counters".

Name: FIX IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

If you want to fix it then be sure to wait patiently to tie your ticket
up while on overtime, but more importantly when you dog be sure to
write "waiting on computer to tie up" in the section that asks reason
for remaining on duty in excess of 12 hours. Be honest, that all we have
to do to show them how ridiculous it is.

Name: Camel Toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2018

CsX......suxssssssssss

Name: Smelly....Foote...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

I swear....been to 3 world's fair's and 5 goat f...##.
"Ropins"...aint seen a harder bunch to force feed the kool-aid..

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Prime example.... in Csx....and what them sorry sum bitches...Hedge Fund
white shirt...limp wristed...greedy pigs...dont give a big rats ass
about jobs..economy..America...or any damn thing except bleeding a
company for quick profits...then going on to another " victim.... cant
trust them... In a SHIT HOUSE with a mussle on.....

Name: Too Far
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

Just stopped into Queensgate yard today and seen where the managers have
removed the tables and most computers. This place has gotten ridiculous.
Where are the crew suppose to brief.. Standing up? It's pitiful the way
this company treats its employees. You're just a number.

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

Yo my brudas youz mofos be lettin the stresserz be getinz to yaz. I be
eatin dis taco belz doublez cheezy gortida this is da shit. Trex still
be sayinz to mark off fmlaz on da mofos. Trex be knowin tha deal.

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Take all the assets and sell em....we dont give a shit...bout hauling
freight no more...our ceo with dream.."psr"...done left us.....took
all the reason we had for kissing ass accept with wallstreet anymore..

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

Let me pick this apart piece by piece just for fun...
You ask if someone is "that stupid" but go on to write an incoherent
rant that is actually hard to read and hurt my eyes while killing some
of my brain cells. 
You asked if he thinks they would shut a terminal down because of a few
slackers but in the very next breath you said this regime will make any
move for short term gains. REALLY? So if this regime will do anything
for quick gains and they consider selling some real estate and they see
an underperforming terminal, guess what stupid! 
What you did here is started an argument with yourself, by yourself,
and YOU LOST! Go back an read what you wrote, seriously! 
Who tied your shoes for you today?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

If your terminal is underperforming and gets put on the chopping block
what will you do? Really, if it all goes away, if you wake up next week
and the place you work is closed what are you going to do? I have heard
it enough "the railroad ain't going anywhere it's been around for a
hundred years and it'll be around another hundred". If this is how
you think then you better wake up! If your terminal isn't productive
it WILL close. All you guys that slack off at work and don't get much
done either because you are disgruntled or you just plain don't know
what you are doing, you better get right quick.

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

In ten years after I retire if I go to this website you guys are still
be talking about the same BS

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Grievances are lamo...
Pay claims a waste of time
Just quit and get a job without all the BS

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

My brudas my bird Trex woke me up today he be sayin to mark offs fmlaz
on them mofos. I betta listen to Trex.

Name: Harry palm 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Fuck Trainmaster David Benson. That Fat dumbass is dumber than a
retarded monkey. Inbreeding must run in his family. Keep up the great
work you fucktard.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

My brudas youz beez stressinz 2 hard. I gives my bird a treat ery times
he says csx is a mofo.

Name: SLICK WILLIE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

Was told the other day by a guy that has worked at 5 other locations
that Louisville is the only terminal he has ever been at that has the
atmosphere of managers always out to get the employees. Most other
places everyone is treated the way they deserve to be treated, and it
is mutual between management and non management. 
I have heard guys say that they will work hard for certain managers and
do enough to get by for others. I don't blame them for this attitude,
why work extra hard for someone that sees you as a number? 
I can think of one single change that would ensure you get the most out
of employees, it ain't a pay raise, it ain't respect from management,
it ain't a lot of things, it's getting quits. If guys know that they
can knock a job out and go home then 9 times out of 10 they will run
for a quit. It's a fact, just look how it use to be. Guys would be
fighting to be next to get headroom to make their move, guys would run
out of the locker room and get going, skip minutes, run track speed
100%, start break tests on the way to the cut instead of walking to cut
first then starting, etc. 
Do you have any idea how much down time taking minutes takes on most
jobs? There are jobs that it takes 5 minutes tying down, 20 minutes to
get a ride, 5 minutes to get dropped off, 20 minutes to eat, 20 minutes
to get a ride, 5 minute ride back, and another 5 minutes untying train
to get going again. That almost an hour and a half.
People would gladly skip minutes to get a quit.

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

Need me a half gallon of everclear...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Might as well drink the kool-aid..

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

U no good Bastard....german Nazi we see u sneakin and peekin in bushes
with your radar gun.... burn in hell... U goat fucker...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2018

U knuckle draggers.. better sear it in your brain....CSX transportation
IS the World Class Leader in Transportation Service " To Wall
street...thats is "..

Name: Run for your life 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

I can't take this shit anymore I'm going to find me a regular job this
shit is killing me. If you are thinking about coming to work for csx and
you already have a good job you better think long and hard.run for your
life.you son bitches hiding in the weeds trying to catch us speeding we
see you.go f yourself

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

What if our superintendent knew how much his Trainmasters talk bad about
him to the crews? Wonder if our Trainmasters knew how much they each
talked bad about each other to the crews? They all probably think they
are buddies but when one turns his back the truth comes out. It's not
very professional for management to talk to non management about other
management. I am specifically talking about Louisville, but I am sure
it happens everywhere.

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

Yo my brudas so much stressinz the stresserz be killinz yallz.  Wokes up
decidedes i bes gonnas take the day off n scratch on my balls awhiles.
Playin fortnite scratchin nutz. Rubbedz ones off. Scratchin nutz fo
yallz hard up mofos stressinz.

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

I owe....I owe....its off to the "Flat" switching yard i go....

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Car Guy:

Leave the RR after a number of yrs.; it may work out, it may not.  The
ol' "ifs, ands or buts" & "if, maybe, perhaps" can come into play.
 Have known quite a few people that chose a different career path &
later wanted to (& tried to) come back.  Some did.  

If you've done OK & are happy, good for you.

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

Gone wild....its Digital Angel ..being implemented on the r.r.
network...damn CRAZY mess..

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

I thought that The HAL 9000 computer is 
Running the network....
Or was it skynet?

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Bravo Car Guy!! We need more people think 
"Out side the rail" . When tbe big western railroads where offering
20k sign bonuses
There was a reason! They all "sux"! 
Step 1; everyone get log ons to glass door,make negative reviews to cut
off future railroad employee victims
2; start putting in applications at other places of employment,then
quit
Let's see how they can run the railroad if nobody's working there!

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

Great job guys, great job. Some of the worlds best railroaders out here
doing their thing! I just hope those cakes can still be made! LMFAO!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Better get out the PAM SPRAY
IDIOT!!

Name: Car Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

I had 17 years with csx and left 2 years ago, with I had left sooner! I
make 23.50 an hour and my take home pay is about the same as csx. I
work indoors, set schedule, holidays off, 2 15 minute breaks and 30 for
lunch. I am not dirty, or tired when I get off and I couldn't be more
happy. I don't worry about managers spying on me!
There are great jobs out there, railroading is not the job it use to
be, especially at csx. There are plenty of distilleries, auto
manufacturing plants, heavy equipment jobs, etc. I never thought I
could leave, but now I wonder why anyone would stay. I think people are
scared to take the leap, I was, but I am so glad I did. The day you
leave there is this huge weight lifted off of your shoulders and for
the first time in a long time you feel free! It felt good to drive off
the property on my last day, it was like graduating high school! 
There are better things out there trust me, don't be scared to make a
change. You will look back and wish you had done it sooner.

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2018

It aint personal...its just Business....

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

My brudas yall some hard up mofos to be doinz it likes u be doinz it.
The stressers be killin yalz. Fmlaz be treaten me rights..been trimmin
dis new bonzi tree sippin my malt nibblin wings kickin it witha
brunette.

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

CSX SUCKS donkey dick!  The lowest paid class I railroad on the system. 
If you want to work on the railroad, and make GOOD money I suggest you
seek employment on one of the other class I railroads.  FUCK CSX!

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

Well CSX you might wanna consider hiring people now, we need conductors
as it is and there are a lot of folks about to retire or quit. Don't
bank on a lot of people transferring where manpower is short.

Name: Dead eye dick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Fuck Frulla. That goat fucker has sucked his way to another promotion.
This company proves everyday what a future bankruptct company looks
like. Hey Foote, why don't you randomly pick people off the street to
fill these management positions. They probably know more than the
people in there now. I guess Double H in looking up from HELL shaking
his head while getting screwed up the ass by satan. Fuckin dumbass.

Name: JAZZY "J"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well we know you hate calling an extra job (like it comes out of your
pocket) don't base the results of calling an extra job off of today's
Y195. Don't let it discourage you from calling extra jobs in the
future, most of the time an extra job will be well worth calling to
catch things up a bit. 
Why not add a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift hey you job? There is always
something to fill their day in with. If you run out of ideas for them
you could always make them switch cars out at the north end of N9-N14
Mty tri's to N14 Mty Bi's to N13. Don't worry about having the
Hansel tied up, N15 stays clear so they could always shove in and clear
up.
Just try it for a week and see if it's worth it, see if you can
justify it, if it don't work take it off.

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

Will our union ever step in and force the company to honor our contract?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Winter is coming, miserable conditions, cold, sleet, snow, cold rain!
Yay can't wait!

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

I'm glad I'm on LO LC you guys in Louisville yard got issues! I can
bounce around short line and texas all I want and there isn't any
drama, I wouldnt set foot in that yard on a job

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Where they get you is there's a line of suckers waiting to work there.
Flood glass door with negative posts about working there you got to cut
them off their supply of replacement workers

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

I keep telling you guys..get out while the gettin is good. I wouldnt
work for a rail road for 3k a day ! Go to trade school
Get a job where they cant easily replace you.

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

Driving that train....high on cocaine...casey jones u better watch that
speed...

Name: The game
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

They can do that

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

Louisville Osborn Yard is hiring 3 Carmen, just posted yesterday on the
CSX website. Pay rate for 1st 366 days is $27.00/hr.

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

I don't know about other places on the railroad, but on the Albany
division its 2 computers per terminal?  What a joke!   Who are the Yo
Yo's making these decisions?

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

Another "benefit" to getting out of csx is i dont need any benefits!
Sleep disorder,Gone! Weight,back to normal with out all the crazy
hours...back pain Gone! I dont miss that sxxx at all. You guys should
start putting in applications
Or better yet start your own company.no more kissin axx to get a day
off..
Weekends?  I got em all off
Nobody even asks if i will work weekends

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

The B.S. "Greed"...is starting to heat up again about 1 person train
crew utilizing remote control and "utility"conductors...When will the
maddness end!!

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

CSX


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN!  If there is anything you do to straighten up
this railroad, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  do something to straighten out
these god for saken train line ups.   I sat since 8 am in the morning
till 2000 hours at night waiting first out to be called for a pool
train that you changed the time on 5 damn times!  You had me sitting at
home not being able to do a damn thing that might take me longer than 30
minutes to get home. YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING! You know you are
making us slaves to the phone when you do this shit. If you don't have
power or you cant get the trains worked and ready don't put them on the
damn line up until you know for sure your going to run them and do it
about 4 hours before they are called. At least we will know when it
shows up on the lineup we have 2 hours to get home or finish up what we
are doing before it will get called. This crap has been going on for far
too long. We filed complaints with the Unions and the FRA. Neither one
of them will do anything to help us. So please for the love of God have
a soul. Have a heart. Pretend you at least give a little shit about us.
My God, we are making your stockholders rich. We are making the white
collars money. What more do you want from us!

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

I love hearing a old head talking about how good this job is and how
wealth it made them. You old hogs had great contracts and what the
contracts did make you then you stole the rest. I've got 25 years
under my belt and I've almost seen it all. You old heads are thieves
like the company. In the last 12 years this place has went to HELL.
This young generation railroader is being screwed and punished for what
you did over the years. It's kinda funny just sitting back and trying
to figure out who's stealing the most. The company from its employees
or the union from the employees or the employees trying to get back
what everyone has screwed the out of. Old hogs can rot in HELL along
with the management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Even with all the aggravation...R.R. still a good job....just have to
remind ourselves that sometimes... Stay safe Bro's and Sis's...

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

I read about all you guys complaining I've been gone for 6 months now
and I don't miss the place at all I told them to take their money
their demand days their vacation days their personal days and their
Railroad Retirement shove it up their ass no amount of money could make
me go back there it's an employee's job market now .now is the time to
get out while you can

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

Just wondering how other subs are with manpower right now? Montgomery
has the Absolute bare minimum of men with trains sitting for hours
waiting on crews and recrews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

How is it going up in Nashville now that you are humping again?

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

If my bid on job is to work industry a, b, and c but you idiots have me
work other industries and switch cars out and do whatever else for the
first 4 hours of the day, don't act like a dumb mfer and start rushing
me or questioning why I'm not getting my own work done. You know why
stupid! I am not rushing to make sure I get my own work done if I am
doing other work too. I am a dues paying union member and I bid on jobs
based on the job description!

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

Had a good one the other day.  Had 120 loaded auto racks with 1 junk
engine.  Boy that Jacksonville engine desk really knows what they're
doing.....ASSHOLES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

Work Shall Set You Free !!! NOW GET OUT THERE AND BUST YOUR ASS LIKE WE
PAY YOU TOO BUT IF YOU GET HURT...ITS YOUR FOUGHT ALWAYS.....GET GET
GETIRRR DONE DAMN IT.

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

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

Here we go...another day of breast feeding these....knuckle drag
ers....Help Lord the freight get over the road today

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2018

August 1, 2018......and CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Name: Doo doo man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

What happened to train master Josh caston in Richmond.heard the chump
quit.he was a real ahole.

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

Water cooler talk in Jax is Louisville is gone be downsized . Job cuts
are coming .

Name: Nice 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I work 7 till 330 now , good pay , no phone calls , no stress . I sleep
all night like a baby . I just made plans for next weekend , because I
know Iím gone be at home , life is short .  Make the most  of it while
you can . If you retire at 60 and die at 62 was it worth it .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Too all yall ass kissing company spies ....wormy pukes!@@@@ IBEWu

Name: Waycross 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

We fired our guns and the brtish kept a cumming....they aint as many as
they was awhile ago

Name: Carknoker 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Fuck the company...they lied to me...just like a fan stand behind them
they suck...stand in front of them they blow...stand beside them they
do nothingi

Name: UNION YES 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

Name: Fat back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dont work on company time... Dont shit on your own time....

Name: todd novack
E-mail: todd novack.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

todd novack just made the local paper in medina ohio . got caught in the
rest stop on i 271 for luied acts in the boy bathroom . just sucking a
little dick ???? its ok he did not swallow

Name: Engine 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Thank the lord are locals and yard jobs don't have to stay 8 hours on
duty anymore !! I will be returning back to mine next week!maybe things
are turning around...

Name: Brothers United
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Brothers lets all stand together and as a symbol of our stregnth and
unity, lets all pull straight into our parking spots. No more shall we
back in. Its a chance to show the company that we are a force and that
we are united. Brothers are you with me? Enough is enough!!

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

When will this company figure out that the lower level managers are the
problem. Get rid of the Trainmasterís. The Yardmasterís can do the job.
Trainmasterís just keep termoil stirring. Useless waste of breath.

Name: HOW WE WORK AND WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Louisville could be the busiest terminal in the system with a few minor
changes.
1- Open hump back up and get a minimum of 1500 cars a day (was doing
close to that in 6 hour shifts and taking 45 minute lunch breaks)
2-Flat switch in the N yard and L yard. (Another 300 per day in each of
those)
3-Build full trains in the C yard so there are less doubles before
departures and no need to shove out before leaving to go anywhere.
(Texas trains get built in C2 and C3)
4-Yard inbounds in the A Yard. (common sense)
5-Build out bounds in certain A yard tracks if and only if the C-yard
fills up.

With this we could handle a 2500 cars a day easily.

If we hit capacity there we have another option: Pull certain inbounds
straight across GE lead and use a crew to switch cars out behind Ford.
When another train comes over there to drop more off they bring back
the switched out cut. 

All I'm saying is we have a lot of resources not being used, there are
a lot of miles of track in Louisville that are not being used at all.

Louisville has a lot of quality employees but our process is all wrong
we can easily change and be able to handle triple the cars we do now.

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Cond. If you want to write a damn book go to a publishing co nobody
wants to hear your long drawn out bullshit everyone knows how to tie a
handbrake only time I get angry is when I work with dumbshits like you
lol

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Its like my Daddy...always told me..He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in production..

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

This place sucks now more than ever!  Not only are people not returning
from layoff status, quite a few people have started resigning!  Its
what happens when other companies start hiring who are willing to treat
you better.  I envy them and wish I could go as well, yet I have too
much time invested for a pension.  This place is really gonna get ugly
as time goes on.

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

not much to get involved into all the BS but I do have a question for
everyone.. With man power shortage, We could really take a stand. It
might not be a huge stand but it will prove a point. its pretty simple.
Stop crossing over sides to cover jobs you don't have too. Stop taking
roster calls. Even if its just one half. I get people got bills and
family to feed. I also get they trap people or catch them first out. we
could bend these jokers over and prove our point.. Trains would sit,
jobs wouldn't be filled. The conversation I had with crew management
about this whole bump deal. Sounds like its made life harder on them..
At what point is enough a enough? bitch that our unions don't come to
our rescue, Bitch that the company bends us over.. yet when ball comes
in our court we sit back and do shit... We have a man power shortage
created by these retards. they block personal days, and daily
vacations. they force guys to certain assignments, make the bump system
a bid system with no bid system perks.. And then we do them favors to
bail them out and get trains moved, jobs filled... so of course they
wont fix  the problem.. Why would they?

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

CSX. 

SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT THE HELL IS A UNIT TRAIN! No
where In the bulletin does it say an empty or loaded pipe train is a
unit train commodity.  We keep getting different workorders for
different directions running. One way says it's restricted to 50 and
the other doesnt. Some TM say it is and some say it isnt. It's not a
listed commodity. I'm running it 60 if my paperwork doesn't specify
anything different. Conductors freak out and lose it. Tell them to read
the new bulletin on unit trains.  Someone needs to get this settled!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever its darned if you do and darned if you dont.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever....its darn if you do and darn if you dont
anymore..

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Anybody heard of 2020 being the year for cross training of all maint
crafts ?

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

Try some punctuation, rat. Maybe a few commas so people can understand
what you're saying. I find it hard to understand how some people can
make it through life without basic education!

Name: RAT, Railroad
E-mail: fuck uand your dog 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2018

up the hills slow down the hills fast throw it in #8 before the rear
hits you in the ass.  tonnage first safety last mark me off signed
______RAILROAD RAT-------

Name: Elmer
E-mail: no@nope.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

chicago yard crews have earned every CUT that they have received!! 
protect a shove? SURE,  drop a groundline and release the handbrakes,
SURE, anything to help the carrier, what a bunch of pussies. chicago
used to be a place where management feared to tread. NOT ANYMORE.
plenty of do-gooders willing to help the master.  very sad to see.

Name: Well said
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Well said ....



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

RRJIM.

deadhead by caboose.  You are older than dirt. This compnay has gotten
so bad no one gives a shit anymore. Mark off any way you can. These
bastards have kept boards so short and people on the street to the
point it's a damn nightmare. They reduced caps to a ridiculous level
for over a year now and the union's are just sitting on their
worthless asses doing nothing. Getting on the computer and fighting
for
a personal day before vacation time is a frickin joke. On the computer
at midnight fighting with everyone else for it. They violate the
agreement like it's no big deal. Always have. Supposed to keep enough
people hired and xbd full to cover agreed caps and days off. Just
another frickin stab in our backs.just like the availabity policy. So
Mark off sick at hotel, redblock or what ever you can do to take care
of yourself and your plans. Screw this company and their back stabbing
lying chiefs and their favortism to their pet crews. karma is a bitch.
Their trains can sit and rot!

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Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

First things first.  There's a lot of illiterate RR workers who post on
here and many who know very little about rr life or give 2 damns about
how much you sacrifice for your family and yourself for doing a
non-thankful job on a daily. We forgive you. To my fellow union
members, make this labor day a day that you send a message to the
people who think they own you.  Make this a turning point in history if
you have to.  Make it a day that unites the RR worker that tells these
companies you/we stand together as a whole.  Put your co-worker before
your selfish need and stand together and lay off.  Make them know you
truly stand as one.  I cannot stress enough that if you aren't with
your brothers union strong you will fall.  They cannot replace our
knowledge as hard as they might try.  Lets make this year and next year
as a time when we finally bind together.  There is no other message they
understand. Please lay off Monday September 3rd no matter what the
reason and stand in unity just one time.  Losing your stock award
shouldn't be an excuse.  Getting 3 or 4 points shouldn't be an
excuse.  If this company already has you that afraid then you no longer
have a right to complain.  If our union leadership had any backbone they
would have already sent you this message but they don't! I know you
don't know me.  But I know you.  I know many of you who read this
website.  I care about you.  Put it on a bathroom wall.  Put it on the
door you open up you hit your head on.  Put it on that label that tells
you not to undo the latches thats always scratched out.  Brothers you
know what I'm talking about.  Enough is enough.

Name: A.P.E.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2018

I was intimidated ( well he tried ) by a trainmaster, and wasn't the
only one he pulled that crap on. We turned him in for all we could, it
took three months and now he is off administrative leave.I hope that
dumbass learned a lesson, I doubt it, but he is being moved! 
  there is a terminal in west virginia where if the have trouble with a
trainmaster they start reporting injuries, no matter how minor, after 5
fra injuries on their juristiction a trainmaster gets fired! I've
suggested that here but too many people are afraid of those punks.
personaly i've seen too many conductors make mistakes while switching,
yarding or building trains because a trainmaster is pressuring everybody
to hurry up. fortunatly those errors haven't resulted in too big of a
safety hazard. No matter how much i tell those younger employees to
slow down before something bad happens they won't, and it worries me
somebody is going to get hurt. If you look at the trainmaster turn over
rate you'll see that many have desided to use their conscience or are
tired of not seeing their own family, as for the ones who stay,i
question their wisdom.
 As for attendance in my terminal we've had an engineer and two
conductors have a heart attack on a train (one came back to work, one
is on disability, and one didn't make it), because they were afraid to
mark off sick, too many others come to work sick or exhausted because
their afraid.
 If any one from 500 water steet in jacksonville reads this i hope they
do because if they don't lighten up somebody out here will get hurt, a
conductor or engineer will screw up and headlines, or God forbid, some
of our unstable empoyees might be off their meds and somebody could get
hurt or killed. I don't think those idiots know how bad we are being
stressed out and over used. when will enough be enough? You can only
squeeze so much money from this company! 
 As for the derka servey i't will likely be like the last survey and
will be spun and doctored to look better than it realy is out here. We
all know it's ( use own favorite words ) but there isn't a whole lot
that can be done.

Name: hiring conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

i dont know if anyone else has seen.. but they are actually hiring
conductors in places on the system... never thought id see that for a
good while at least... baltimore, new orleans, indy, 1 or 2 other
places...

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2018

Alert!

259 pages in the new HQ system notices and it's the worst mess I have
ever seen. Put all important messages scattered through the transfer
request forms.  You got to read every single page to find them. Why the
hell they didn't put all the transfer request together by themselves is
beyond me.  They know people will miss something doing it this way.  Are
they just plain retarded down there or is it the heat. Surely this
wasn't on purpose to help reduce the work force when they miss
something.  My god!  What's happening to this company!

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2018

Csx/FRA. 

What the hell is the point of PTC if your going to set it up with a
solid green line coming up to an approach. The whole thing was supossed
to help anticipate and prevent rear end collisions or overspeeds. Come
flying around the corner 60 mph with an approach in your face on a
blind curve and you got a green line. You changed it because it was
slowing trains down to 30mph 1200 feet after knocking it down and you
let CSX bully you into fixing it so we could run faster for an extra
mile before taking action?  Really man! You got to be f $&*^king
kidding! Your so damn worried about safe train movements why didn't
you change that damn out of control horn that blows  at every cow
crossing in the system. It's a rule violation. Unnecessary use of the
horn. The damb thing blew 3 damn times when it shouldn't while I was
trying to talk to the foreman coming up to a 707! Distracted the shit
out of me!  Change the horn or change the rule on hogger talking to the
foreman. Every other railroad has conductor do it. For damn good reason.
 This is a frickin joke.   
Was there any questions on that Dekra survey about company stupidity?

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2018

csx at it again, FMLA interference going on at it's best.  New system
notice intimidating anyone from laying off for the next week.  


Attn:  All lawyers can we get a  Class Action lawsuit against CSX and
their managers.  Not only are the ones pulled out of service but all
others are being intimidated not to use their federally protected
leave.



There wasn't an issure until the new regime showed up.

Name: Venkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Vending machine prices, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together -
mass hysteria.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Anybody else notice since the new regime has taken over that the
selections in the vending machines arnt near as good, and the prices
have gone WAY up...this place is awful.

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

As much as our unions might not do for us its a scary thought what
they'd do to us without them.  Today a supreme court decision made it
more difficult for unions to get membership and it was applauded by our
idiot in chief.  I'll be glad when union workers a-holes are so rimmed
out that they finally grow a pair and do something about all that
fucking they're getting!

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

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All crews 

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

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

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

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

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

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

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

FRA 

Please explain this shit to me...

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

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

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

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

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

You might enjoy to read how a paper pusher union busting white collar
scab at CP feels about working 12 hour days away from home and being
called in at any random hour while having to work in incliment weather
with wet boots because he thinks that railroaders do not have to deal
with what he is dealing with...

"The other side of Hunter Harrison's CP legacy: white-collar workers
driving trains"

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains

ďItís like living in a constant state of jetlag,Ē he said. ďMy
steel-toed leather boots were soaked through, as well as everything
else I was wearing, and my boots were not dry before I had to report
for the next shift. I hadnít slept enough, I hadnít eaten, I didnít
have time to call my family and I had to be back out there to run
another goddamn train.Ē

The CP employee said he received some shares in the company when Creel
took over, along with a letter thanking him for his work.

ďIn the past year, your commendable effort in being a leader in the
management crew area did not go unnoticed or unappreciated,Ē the letter
said.

It was the first time the company had formally acknowledged his
effort.

ďIím grateful to finally receive some recognition about how hard this
has been,Ē he said. ďIt makes me feel more optimistic about the future
with Keith Creel.Ē

Poor wittle desk dwelling feller had wet booties in the big bad world
of always on call trains and was so sweepy. 

For his slumming with the human cattle in inhuman conditions he was
rewarded with recognition and stock in CP for doign what train crews do
every day with the reward of not being fired.

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

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







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

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

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

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

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

Sounds like your all fucked really..

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

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

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

Crews 

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

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

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

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

Have a Nice Day Bitches.

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

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

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

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


CSX managers are cock suckers

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

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

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

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

Ape

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

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

Engineers...HEADS UP!!!


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

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

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

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

CSX RULES DEPARTMENT 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


I hope CSx get their asses sued

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

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

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

LC

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

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

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

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


FUCK DEKRA and FUCK CSX

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

If you have any questions about the temp or permanent jobs please email
me. pmr@powerrail.ca

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

Hey Watch dog!

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

pmr@powerrail.ca

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

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

pmr@powerrail.ca

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

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

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

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

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

Brakeman 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Ed

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

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

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

LOCO

I get so sick of hearing you guys come on here and spout off about
going to meetings and getting involved. I was a rep. I know what it is
like to try to get one damn day off to do something you need done with
your personal life let alone spend time at a union meeting. The fact is
this BRO!!! The unions are well aware of what is happening out here. Its
their damn job to know. They are paid for that service. We are forced
into a union shop through the railroad labor act but the Federal
government controls how the unions organize and function with laws that
protect members from misrepresentation and failure to represent to the
fullest extent. The union reps and international reps will sit on their
asses and say they cant get involved until the members come forward with
complaints. I have personally witnessed these conversations. This is
total bullshit and they know it. It is their jobs to step in when they
see their members are being abused and their contracts raped. NO ONE
HAS TO COME FORWARD!  It is their job to handle all abuse. They are
well aware of it. You want something done you have to raise a stink and
get the media involved. They have no choice then to come out from under
the Carriers desk. THey have to do what they are paid for. Kick backs
and pay offs have made our unions corrupt and have made them climb in
bed with management. Going to meetings is not going to do a damn thing.
What will make a change is going after our unions for failing to
represent in a fair and timely manner. Union meetings are a damn joke.
Its the squeaky wheel that gets attention. Its the people who start a
stink and draw attention to the unions failures that get things done.
Its the people who make them look like they got egg on their faces that
get results. Its high time we clean house at the upper level of the
unions.
Ask yourself one question... when was the last time you saw any rep
from the international or field rep for organizing at your terminal.
How many times last year did you see them show up and talk to the
people. Let CSX know they are alive and well. Bet you never saw a
single one!  Too damn scared to get out in the fields and make the
rounds and show of support. That's what your paying for BRO. A bunch
of no shows!

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

Laughing


Great post keep them coming.

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

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

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

HEY CSX!!!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sue Ed Harris if your rights under Fmla are violated.

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

system notice 135

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

Sounds like Moody Law firm will have some new clients.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2018

Dispatcher Out.

We as engineers understand what's going on down there in Jacksonville,
believe me please. We get stopped now on approaches where we normally
would never have one there and then get treated like we are retarded
for not taking it going down looking out. It is quite obvious to us
that there is a lot of discontent down there. We stop because we are
not supposed to block the town. We stop because we cannot see the next
signal. It's very apparent to us that you dispatchers aren't familiar
with the territory. I've waited quite often after a train has crossed
over in front of us and thinking that we must be waiting on another one
only to get the signal 20 minutes later with absolutely no reason at all
for the delay. I've called on more than one occasion to tell the
dispatcher on the next division that we are going to be entering, that
we are approaching and looking to get around the corner. He cops his
attitude like we are bothering him. We may wait 30 minutes then he
lines us around with absolutely no reason at all for holding us up.
I'll gladly take the overtime money! Thanks!!! I make more money
sitting still than I do moving. Putting us in sidings and failing to
line us up in a timely fashion because you think you are screwing us
over is putting a lot of money in our pockets. Keep up the good work!!!

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

Gentlemen,

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

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

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


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

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

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

Loco,

Whoever told you time tables supersede  bulletins was wrong.

Hierarchy works like this:

EC-1
Dispatcher Message
Bulletins
Time table
Rule book



Bulletins exist to alter the rule book and time tables to prevent
having to issue new timetables everytime they decide to change
something

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

Engineers. 

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Congrats to all

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

Speed change

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

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

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

Congrats to all

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

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

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

LOCO 20-30

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

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

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

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

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








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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALERT!!! ATTENTION!!!

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

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

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

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Hmmm 

Ha! Ha!  Lol!  Are you frickin kidding.all a speed increase will do is
make things worse. You can't run track speed with the TO and all the
underpowered motors they give you now. It will just piss off the hot
head engineers who cry like little bitches that can't run straight up
now!  God help us all! I don't want to hear their bitchy little arsses
now but not being able to go faster will make it worse. Second think
about it. What's that going to do to the numbers? The average train
speed in 2017 was 40. How they going to explain the comparables being
worse. I smell sabatog! Something isn't right in Denmark! Doing 40 in
a 50 is better than 40 in a 60.  Something stinks about this!

Name: UP Board of Directors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

UP Management is asleep at the wheels, Wall Street did not like the
numbers!

The Board of Directors should decapitate:

Lance Fritz, Cameron (wiesel) Scott, SK Keller and RN Doerr ASAP!

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2018

We are looking for temp Conductors for a Class 1 railway in the Midwest 
Accommodations are paid for plus $30 per day meal money. Hourly rate of
$43.00. Contact me? dp@powerrail.ca

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Did Parkersburg,WV Trainmaster David Benson make cupcakes for his male
roommate and then have a pillow fight with him? We heard that he told
this on himself. Any true to this.? Is that why they call him ď
CupcakeĒ ?

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

Let us do a little math.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hogger

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

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

You should post a copy of your email. LMAO!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up

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

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

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

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

BLET/UTUE MEMBERS

I just got an email that stated that CSX/CMC did not violate any rules
in regards to notifying the engineers at Avon that there were going to
be changes to the west end pools
.

Per Article 74  of the SSA the CMC has to issue a message stating any
changes in on/off duty points, working limits, rate of pay, etc, Has to
be advertised early enough so that engineers can adjust their bid cards
accordingly.  Since they posted it in the crew management messages that
we can all view at work they claim they have followed the agreement with
no violations.

How many people actually read the crew management messages on a regular
basis.  OK people, its time to get it together. If this is how we are
going to be given a heads up on all the future changes that we are
headed for with the new CEO then we all have to stay on this! 

Another disturbing bit of info I was given was the unions are claiming
they had no idea that this was going down and was a done deal with the
company.   BULL CRAP!  If it was in the messages with the company then
there is no way in hell they wouldn't know. They started adding
messages 4 weeks ago sending hints this was going to happen. Look at
the Job descriptions in the JAD. Look at the crew management messages.
They conflict with each other. One says no days off and the other says
6-2. Other things conflict as well as the rate of pay for the salem
run. No way in hell the Unions don't know this is going on.  If they
say they don't they are blowing smoke up everyone's butts and
treating their own LC'S like they are retarded idiots! That's right!
Retarded. I said it!
The company is supposed to give the Unions a 30 day notice of any
changes they are going to implement in order for both parties to meet
and discuss the issues. If any union official says they didn't know
then they are just lying through their teeth. I don't believe for one
minute that CSX blindsided them and failed to let them know. They might
have done it in a way that left them fumbling in the dark trying to find
it but there is no doubt they did. Posting it on the CMC messages is not
the proper way to notify the unions. If they pulled a stunt like this
then its just plain dirty pool and that is grounds to file charges
against CSX for not negotiating in good faith.  We need some answers.
We need to know why our unions are playing dumb and keeping the LCs out
of the loop. This is bull crap.

In the meantime everyone needs to read the CMC messages everyday and
the minute they see a change they need to notify their GC and their
LC's immediately. No more playing games! The game is on! Stand
together brothers!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

  View This Article

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

En 1-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hourly

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

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

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

Blah blah blah.

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

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

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

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

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

conductor 

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

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

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



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


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

There are several other considerations as well:

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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

I

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

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

Name: NOTFOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Alert!!!!!  Investor scam

Jesus! Do you people not see what is happening here. Why in the hell
would CSX let the UP "borrow" out our furloughed men when we have
VP's at the yards trying to figure out how to get the dead trains in
with no power and the man power shortage at an all time low right now.
Think about it people. They are using our furloughed men like stock
options. They are LOANING THEM OUT!  It makes no sense to let our
people go work for another railroad to help them out when we need them
ourselves unless they are making a killing off the "loan" the UP
agreed to. These guys have no idea they are being used as an investment
for profit. Yeah the money looks good and its nice to be back to work
but at what cost to your dignity. They are getting money and there is
no doubt about it. Just like the government grants they got for all the
military men they recruited to fill the seats at the school that ended
up costing a bloody fortune and now is basically shut down and a tax
write off. BUSINESS LOSS! The loan is good for 120 days then what. Will
the money the UP pays CSX be enough to cover whatever scheme they have
up their sleeves??? Funny if the guys decide to take an offer from the
UP and stay on board with them. Good for them. The pay is a hell of a
lot better!

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

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

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

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

Name: Co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2018

Great lakes 
Watch out! Get ready to be blindsided with new working rules. That's
why your union has been so quiet. You didn't think they've been
sitting around twittling their thumbs have you? Poor ignorant fools.
Even the LC are in the dark!  Lol!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I appolige to everyone, no more posts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just forget I posted anything. Go on among yourselves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48757


What is the correlation of CP,CN and CSX?     You know it!  PSR is a
load of bullshit!  Eugene and his bitches are con artist.   The same up
North will all come to life here in The States. With the addition of
many lawsuits by customers and employees.  The taxpayer will get
screwed too.

Name: Boots on the ground
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Lol, more testing, can't wait it will only cause more delays u dumb
shits. We run this shit just remember that, can't get fired for
following the rules, bring it on fuck face

Name: Little birdie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

A lot of UP managers in cinncy lately.......what's that about

Name: Bad ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hey Trainmasters ... Is this why you pussies run in groups? Afraid of
getting a ass beating? Chicken shit bitches ...






Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety
and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that
they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one.
One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the
terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get
a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood
there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: Bob sugar 
E-mail: Imtalkingmoneyhoe
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

When are we getting this hourly rate ..cn and cp boys are rolling one
ton duellys ..we are pushing 1992 Ford rangers with expando foam as
body filler ..it's like we are the little brother that gets no
poontang ..while big brother is rattling the walls on lots of
hussies..vote Yes for hourly rate .. 

      sincerely rod tidwell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

The lawsuits rolled in all week.   T&E you have their attention.  If
anyone else is thinking about filing suit go for it.   Many Fmla suits
are being filed.  Don't be afraid or intimidated demand your rights.

Name: News! 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

LISTEN UP PEOPLE!!!!

You want to do something about the crap? You want to put the heat on
the "BOSS"?  Then you do it with the media. You do it with the
internet. You do it with this website. I can tell you without a shadow
of a doubt that the one thing that CSX does not want or will not
tolerate is BAD PUBLICITY! It's bad for business. It's bad for public
relations and it just plain outright bad for their image. They will
spend thousands on safety to look good for awards but they will spend
millions on their image and trying to protect it. What fourtune 500
company wants to do business with a company who looks inept as hell and
could be a threat to their image by doing business with them. I
personally have sat at the tables with public department heads and bad
publicity is a constant fear. You see and hear first hand what goes on.
You see the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. You see every
day the idiotic moves. You have the ability to let everuone know what is
really happening every day. You got names and places.  You have
incidents that happen. The tongue is mightier than the sword. The
internet is even worse. Be truthful. He honest. Don't blow things out
of proportion. Most of all don't be afraid to expose it! 
You want an example of what I'm talking about? There's an engine out
there that's being shuffled all over the system and has been for over
2 weeks now and.....hold on to you hats.....IT'S BEEN BROKE DOWN AND
TAGED OUT IS SERVICE TO BE REPAIRED THE WHOLE TIME! Why on God's green
earth would you drag a broke down locomotive that is of no use and dead
weight all over the place instead of sending it to the locomotive
repair shop. I can't think of one good reason to do something this
stupid unless people are so clueless of what's going on they have no
idea it's out there anymore!  No need to put the number of it because
shit is getting ready to hit the fan about it but it's just another
example of whats going on.  Get the idea now?

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2018

Carl da Troof , well said ! Take your stock , benefits and job and shove
it! I can't wait to get the Fxxx out. Like you said most company
privateers either have no skill set to leave the company or they've
accepted that their life will suck for 40 years while they work at that
dump it reminds me of a bad marriage relationship where the woman says
she's only sticking it out for the kids only in this case people say
they're only sticking it out for the retirement and don't realize
it's not even worth it

Name: Psych
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Pay attention!!

For years and years railroaders have been conned and manipulated
because you let them do it. Upper management is well aware of the
gossip hens and the crew room rumor mill. They use this to their
advantage to condition you like a rat in a lab experiment. They toss
out a little crumb of information on a plan they wish to accomplish
months ahead of time. Sometimes it is as long as a year before they
want to roll it out. Then they count on the rumors, the gossip and the
guessing to begin. They sit back and watch you scream, debate,discuss
and throw every senario under the sun out there. They let you post on
this site, rebel against your union and speculate till the cows come
home. Then after they feel like you have finally settled down and start
becoming weak they wait just a little bit longer. They wait until you
finally give up and say ...."They are going to do what they want to
anyway"! Then they come in for the kill. Everything you were going
crazy over is now being put in place.  The kicker is now they already
have you broke down. Your done going crazy. No more debating. No more
speculating. Easier now to toss out the crap and watch you just walk
away because the fight is out of you. They have been using this plan of
attack on you for so long you don't even realise they do it to you.
Your going through it right now! Your quiet. The frenzy over the hourly
wage and taking your job choices away is dying down. Watch your backs. 
It's time for them to move in. You better start getting something out
of your unions now. It's called ANSWERS!!!!!

Name: Bob Kennedy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Thought this site would actually be informative,  but I have come to
realize it is nothing but a bunch of psycho,  conspiracy theorists ...
they are selling this closing this. It's obvious no one knows anything
unless it happens.. I mean with these fools only worried about running
the stock prices up and the employees and customers in the ground thats
the only facts that we have at this time.

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2018

2018. CN hiring 800 trainmen.   CSX laying off and getting their ass
sued by customers and employees.      2022 prediction CSX will try to
recall furloughed men with no success and will be in the same situation
CN is in.    JX HQ full of puppets and thieves.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: Nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

I am educating CSX Management for a project in school.  

Dear Mr. Foote and all management hired by E. Hunter Harrison last year


I am a local railfan who is 14 and is NOT your employee/slave nor will
be part of the mess that you created at CSX. As you know, there is an
incident in the Kanawha River that is caused by your company in 2015
while Harrison was CEO of CP Rail. It spilled crude oil into the river
where the wildlife is easily affected. Although that the Train K080
(North Dakota-Yorktown, VA) is known for derailments in Lynchburg, VA a
year prior before this one. This ďaccidentĒ was located in the Town of
Mount Carbon in West Virginia along the New River Subdivision. This
ďaccidentĒ was caused by a broken rail as well as ice and snow. As a
result, the EPA ordered CSX to clean up the mess. In case this may
occur again which it will since your ďPrecision RailroadingĒ which is
known for causing service problems and Employees being rushed by an
even more stressful schedule, here are some options that you and your
environmental team can do to protect your environment for a better
tomorrow. 

The first option is to use Booms to contain the river before it
destroys more of the wildlife. You wonít be able to destroy the
environment more in the future. Although it may be an eyesore to some
people and can only remove some of the oil, resulting in minor damage
to wildlife. It wonít be effective to your company though as you will
have to clean up the mess that you cause. 

The Next Option is to use Chemicals. A Special kind of Chemical is used
to disperse the oil quickly although it canít be used on weathered oil.
However, it is expensive to clean up. Also, It may contaminate the
water supply in the future as well as cause more problems around its
environment. If it occurs, expect angry lawsuits where you lose in them
(which is to be expected) 

My Last option is to prevent more situations like the one in West
Virginia and Lynchburg. That option is to divert oil trains away from
the hard hit Appalachian coal routes unless very necessarily (NOT for
fastest route) or you can let your rival NS or pipelines to take full
credit of delivering your crude oil. The track condition shows that the
region is not suit for these types and diverting it to better conditions
can lessen the chance for an accident like this to occur. It could be a
problem somewhere else, but I do ensure that you wonít get sued by
angry people/employees more. Also, you may find a faster more reliable
route for them.

I suggest that you should use booms and the prevention method I
recommended. Even though that it wonít help your company, it can still
protect your already ruined reputation. I hope that you take these
options seriously in case another Mount Carbon occurred. Maybe that it
can be your only promise that you did not break.  

 

Sincerely,
Ely Carter-Williamson

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

Operations

What you said is all fine and dandy but I have been in this horse and
pony show for over 20 years. Every single day I report to work there is
some kind of mix up. Wrong car wrong train. Cars in the train that are
not on the OBWO device for delivery. Taking too many cars to smaller
industries that we know aren't going to fit and having to bring them
back. We have been told the supervisors have been ordered to keep the
cars moving around. That makes it look like we are moving the freight
and not letting it sit. Shuffle it back an forth between point A and B
until it finally gets delivered. Used to set cars outside of an
industry on spur tracks and show them delivered. Come back the next day
and spot them. Sometimes it would be a couple days before they were
actually delivered. When I work the road its the same joke. Told to
stop and pick up cars along the route that are not on the work order.
No paperwork for them. Try and get the dispatcher to get paperwork sent
to us to pick up in route and no one has a damn clue what train they
came off of or exactly when they were set out. Used to green sheet work
like that 20 years ago. Faxed the info to the work order department when
we got to the AFHT. Haven't done that in years. Road trains don't
carry an OBWO device. One of my personal favorite jokes of all is when
Jacksonville sends you a work order of your train and the tonnage graph
for the engineer only has the engine numbers and the whole train is
missing. How in the hell can you send a crew a work order with just
engines on the tonnage graph and nothing else. Do these people in the
work order department not understand that there had to be cars with the
train. If its just a light power move that's understandable. The rest
of the work order has a block summary with info. So how in the hell
does the tonnage graph come through without the cars?????  This kind of
inept reporting happens all the time and has been happening since CSX
took over conrail.
You got your work cut out for you. I don't know who's heads are going
to roll as you stated but it darn well not be anyone on the crew. we
don't do this. We aren't responsible for this but yet we make phone
calls and do extra leg work every day because of this. Do we get any
credit for it? Do we get clerical pay for it? Do we ever get a simple
thank you for fixing the problems you and management created?
NO....NO......No!!!!  What we do get is a bunch of lip if things don't
go right and cars aren't worked in order or set out as scheduled
because we don't have the proper info and spend hours getting things
in order. When Foote starts holding everyone accountable for this I
hope he has old fashioned railroad sense and doesn't come back on us
in the field with blame and discipline because we aren't the ones with
this problem, We are just the BACKBONE of the railroad!

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

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/03/13/more-than-100-former-employees-sue-csx.html


Get some sue CSx and their managers who had a hand in this outrage

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

Cond.

To answer your question about the train changes it's going on
everywhere. This Foote character is doing the same roll the dice
railroading HH did. One week you pick up the next you set off. One week
you got one train symbol then it changed the next. We went through
destroying and doing away with yards and played with hump yards. Now
their chopping trains in half, rerouting, changing blocks around. Have
no idea what your doing. The work orders are a joke as ususl. Missing
pick up and set off info. Nothing unusual with this outfit.

HQ SYSTEM BULLETIN 014 DATED FEB.22-
CARS MUST NOT BE PULLED FROM INDUSTRY UNLESS LISTED IN THE ELECTRONIC
WORK ORDER DEVICE OR PRINTED CSX WORK ORDER.

TM had the nerve to jump our asses because we didnt stop at an industry
on the way to the home terminal and get cars THAT WERE NOT ON THE WORK
ORDER. Bitched we should have asked someone if the work needed to be
done. Asked him why we would challenge a system bulletin that was black
and white. No gray area. Not our fault the company screwed things up.
Quit blaming the crews for deparmental problems. Ordered us to check
with dispatch for now  on. Who the hell is he to override a system
bulletin from HQ. This shit never ends. Next time I'm calling
operating rules department and finding out what they want us to do with
this conflict. Sure it will be a pass the buck answer. Same crap just a
different day!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Blah blah blah yeah you're right just keep following orders from the
kapo's they're looking out for us Trump's in it for the money right

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Well they're smart guy who do you think pays the taxes that's right
you and me so the next time some dumbasses from the union come in and
start talking about taxing the company all they're talking about doing
is tax and you and me. Production Cost Plus profit equals sales price
when they say we're going to tax the company they're just making you
and me pay more

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

To Foote,
                Who did you think elected our new CEO?
The answer is none other than the board itself, which is run by Paul
Hilal and Mantle Ridge. Theyíre not going anywhere for 3 1/2 more
years. Sorry boss.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Everyone seems to be worried about greedy CEOs where's the concern for
greedy fat cat demnrat politicians who sold all our jobs to NAFTA and
then come back and shake your hand and tell you how hard they're
working for you against the evil Repubicans

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

Employers can deny perfect 
attendance awards to employees who take FMLA leave (and thus are
absent) as long as they treat employees taking non-FMLA leave the same
way.


LCs off  Union buisness do they get Their CAPS reduced when laying
off?
If so CSX is in violation with their caps policy.

Name: BillyJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Sad

What are you talking about?  No more hotel stays.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

I was pulled OOS for alleged Fmla misuse over Christmas.   I've 
recently been marked back up and working.   CSX  kangaroo court found
me guilty of misuse but reinstated me with time served.   I did not
sign a waiver.   I'm posting this because I know some were pulled out
and were terminated.    If I'm found guilty just like my co worker. 
Why are some reinstated and others let go?  My understanding is there
are multiple law firms working on bringing suit over this matter.   I
for one will seek reimbursement decided by a court for their blatant
disregard of my protected leave.  My lawyer and I have decided to file
suit against CSX and multiple individuals.

Name: Jess Lawler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

Boy i sure miss working at CSX but im enjoying my sailboat and plowing
my Asian wife!!

Name: Use your brain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo Money your a moron .. if you are not making a decent living with what
you make out here now then 48 to 50 dollars an hour is still not going
to be enough for you stop living outside your means you need a new job.
I am not saying that we are not underpaid we are but all you guys that
want hourly are ignorant.  Yea who in their right mind wouldn't want
to make 48 to 50 dollars an hour but look past the dollar signs, This
company is not dumb they know what they are doing.  D

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

https://youtu.be/mMlmjXtnIXI

Watch death by China documentary every American worker needs to watch
this and understand why they can't find a good job

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

Hourly rate?  Its funny how a lot of railroaders post on this site
blaming the union for talking to the carrier.  In case you have
forgotten, WE are the union, and a union is only as strong as its
members.  I really don't care what the GC negotiates.   Its up to the
members to get off the toilet and vote them down!  Every contract you
have the opportunity to vote it down, and see what the carrier is
willing to come back with.  After every contract the guys start
screaming about the raw deal they got, and then the numbers come out
showing how many people who didn't vote.  You have nobody to blame but
yourself if you don't vote!

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Well there Billy bad azz....who do you think has been watching out for
"workers" ? The ones that signed NAFTA right ? Stop getting marching
orders from morons that laugh at you after you leave the room and do
some research on who's really looking out for workers

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

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48672

We will all be reading this story in The United States in a couple of
years.   Same game plan at CSX that failed at CN and CP.  They legally 
rape and plunder all assets and leave a proffitable company in disarray.
 We can't legally strike but these hoods can pull this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Terminating men for over speed.
Down loading locomotive for not going fast enough in yard tracks. 
Down loading engines because hear say.
Low on man power
Twist agreement to suit carrier needs 
Show up on rest while working extra board
Forces to away from home terminal yet carrier says you canít stay at
hotel and you will not get three hour call but you have to show up on
rest. I know men who are getting less than 4 hours sleep because of
this and working 18 plus hours daily due to driving and working 12
plus.
It seems to me the CN is probably a good place to work now since we got
all there incompetent managers. Local Trainmaster are scared to death no
balls. 
Iíve come to the conclusion that termination is imminent so why worry
about it.
From what Iíve seen itís not to this level everywhere.
FRA defect found reported mechanical said do not move locomotive
Trainmaster said take it until he heard what mechanical said then he
was told to download locomotive from assistant super and find something
anything the engineer did wrong in 12 hour trip and charge him.
As any railroader knows if they download looking they will find
something I donít care how good you are.  This place is an awesome job.
I wish they would hurry up and get stock price up from there liquidation
sale so they can move on and the railroad can get back to railroading

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

Csx leases the w&a anyway . They donít own it.

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

Easy M

Kick back and enjoy time off.  You be back sooner than u thank.   You
be richer for it.   Lot of mofos be getting that ass sued.   My lawyer
gots a whole list of names I be suing my TM is listed too.   What be
funny time the suit gets filed he might be already gone or fired.

Name: Feete
E-mail: Hq@jax.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

We heard you men loud and clear in the field.   We have started to take
actions on your ongoing request.  

Labor asked for a new attendance policy.  We came up with the new
cutting edge CAPS policy.


Labor asked to control moves.  We gave them the Bid System.

Labor asked to make their sick brothers work just as mush as the rest
of us have to.  We are currently unjustly bringing the hammer down on
fmla. (Please be a good employee and report anyone you don't like who
might be abusing their leave)

Labor asked for more starts.  We are cutting the pools.

This and many more changes are coming.  Only because we consider every
employee as an asset and value their input.

Thank You
Be safe
Jay Feete esq

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

The whole FMLA debate is crazy! Cindy Sanborn started the letter a
couple years ago about telling on your fellow brothers to become
qualified medical doctors and rattling them out if you believed they
were abusing it or not! There are people like myself that has it for
Fibromyalgia and for my wife with fiber neuropathy! Pray for us with
medical issues during these hard times at CSX! And donít judge others

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

No way they can sell the L & N and W&A . Thatís not even logical .

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

CSX might not need a clerk. CSX might not need a yard master. CSX might
not need  a trainmasters. CSX might not need a RFE. CSX might not need
a terminal manager. CSX might not need a computer tech. CSX might not
need a benefits manager. CSX might not need utility man. CSX might not
need employee availability specialist.  CSX might not need a rules
department.  CSX might not need Fmla department. CSX might not need a
payroll department. CSX might not need customer service center.  

BUT UNTILL THERE IS NOT A RAILROAD or R2D2 IS AT THE CONTROLS.  THOSE
BITCHES IN FLORIDA NEED A LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR.   

Mantle Ridge are legal criminals.

Name: The Informant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Inside info: you may have heard of more cuts to come, thatís an
understatement. You are also going to be forced to hourly. Sadly, your
ďvotesĒ are as irrelevant as the unions you pay for representation. As
for the sale of some CSX properties and trackage: a few short lines
have bids that are already known about, however, there is a class 1
with a recent bid that apparently, by the amount of the bids, will
clearly win those. I canít say at this point who and which lines due to
only a few people are aware of this. It will be out soon enough. I can
tell you a decent size short line (whoís salary is subpar) has a bid in
for the L&N and W&A. Good luck.

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

ehh tried the hourly at cn. It would have meant more time at work for a
lot less money. It would have virtually abolished our collective
agreement. No more mileage caps, 7500 miles a month or more said a
bragging ehh. He was told to pound sand. Don't do it! Ask cp, ic and
any other rr RTs what they think...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Some of you people need to get a life.  This is my first post and
probably my last for a while.  CSX is a business.  The intent is to
make money for the owners (shareholders).  Not to provide employment. 
The union does not run the show.  When many of you realize these
concepts, maybe you would understand your role in all of this.  I have
worked hard for this company for many, many years.  Had many good days
and some bad.  Overall this has been a good job (not career).  If I
stay the course, I will probably retire a millionaire with no regrets
knowing I did the best I could, and a college education was not
required.  Yet, I earned one of these as well that the company paid for
(reimbursement).  If you feel you worked hard on the railroad (T & E)
then try having a real job for a while.  Tired of hearing people
complain about how hard they have it as a professional train rider who
mostly can't do anything else but ride trains.  I hope the hourly rate
is presented for a review and vote to see if an agreeement can be
reached.  The reason that unions get a bad rap is due to the inaction
of the leaders and members.  Many representatives take management
positions, and many others take the job just for marking off
privileges.  As for those that abused FMLA, you should be fired.  We
are our own worst enemy as well thinking you gain something by killing
trains and turning 4 hour jobs into 12 because you cannot survive
financially without it.  Try taking pride in what you do, and remember
we are paid very well for what we do.  Find a hobby instead of watching
the board constantly to see what everyone else is doing.  Enjoy life and
don't worry about things you can't control.  Thanks.

Name: Captain public hair 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Boogedy boogedy boo, the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís nuts is coming for
you.

Name: Captain pubic hair
E-mail: Anal ave
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

CSX is being haunted by the ghost of Hunter Harrisonís rotting ball
sack.

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

If the company wants to pay us an hourly rate.   It's not out of the
goodness of their hearts.   Just more Job cuts.  Why would we willingly
help CSX cut jobs.  Fuck mantle ridge and their puppets.    
Those who were wrongfully pulled OOS sue the hell out of them.

Name: labor law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

T&E
I am well educated on how this these type of negotiations are handled
and will explain the easiest way I can what you are being set up for.
This hourly wage proposal is what they call a bait and switch scandal.
What they have done is started a rumor campaign throwing out numbers
all over the place causing confusion. In the beginning it was an offer
of 38.50 per hour. At one point it was rumored again at the rate of
41.50 per hour then back down to 38.50. Now they have managed to get
the ball rolling at 50.00 per hour.  The highest offer is always the
one that they use to bargain in. They want you to believe they will
actually consider giving you 50.00 per hour. After they have all of you
believing this they will then sit down at the table offering you the
lowest amount (38.50) and ask for numerous cuts in your work rules and
union agreement working rules.  When your union says no they will come
back and tell you that they told the carrier to stuff it and no way
they would even consider it. Then the carrier will come back with the
list of demands cut by about a 3rd and offer the same amount but still
have the most restrictive and most important changes they want. When
the union says stuff it again, they will then up the anti to 41.50. The
unions will play the game and tell them if they want their terms
approved they must pay the 50.00 per hour that they offered. The
company NEVER OFFERED 50.00 an hour. It waa a rumor that was started.
They use this as a brainwashing techigue for negotiations. The carrier
will then cut the list down to 1/4 of what they were demanding still
keeping the list of what they really wanted in the first place and
offer the 41.50.  Your unions will come back and tell you that they got
a great deal. They managed to get the carrier to cut their list of
demands down to 1/4 the size and is offering the better rate of 41.50! 
Every one who is an idiot will fall for this. They will be stupid enough
to think that the unions bargained in their best interest knowing full
and well they just played the game and didn't give a second thought on
what the member really wanted.  
Don't be idiots. Do not allow the unions to fool you and treat you
like morons. Take the raise, but only if you keep your ability to use
seniority on the jobs and there is job separation between yard and
road. Do not allow the unions to blind side you and force you into
being one great big slave pool that ends up leaving you with a quality
of life you can not endure. Never knowing  for the rest of your career
where you will work from day to day. Never knowing if you will ever see
a day that you don't have to work 12 hours. Never knowing if you will
ever see a job that will let you finish your retirement out in a
regular 5 day a week job. Never ever having the choice of being home
every night. Think real hard about what your giving up for hourly rate
no matter how much they finally end up offering you. But rest assured
it WILL NOT BE 50.00!!!!!

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

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

Name: XX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Hourly rate will not cut that many jobs , Fmla

Name: CP-er
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Do not take the bait hourly rate will kill jobs and help the company,
they r not going to give you more money out of the kindness of there
heart, stand together. Please call your GC I know it takes time but we
have to make our voice heard, if you do anything at all this yr. In
2018, make that one thing a phone call to your GC, just one and say no
to hourly rate. If everyone made one phone call it adds up, we need to
fight and get involved in our locals, and you can do so by makeing just
one call.

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

The carrier is pushing the hourly rate.  When HH broke negotiations off
the carrier was offering around 40 the union wanted more.  The carrier
is back at the table with it.   Ask some CP men this is exactly how it
went down there.    This is not made up.  This is going on. Carrier is
also trying to change home terminals  Carrier wants to slash manpower.
CP went from 19000 to 11500.  There are huge changes coming by summer.

Name: Local 69 member
E-mail: Beatingadeadhorse
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Anybody heard anything about the progress on getting the hourly rate? I
couldn't find anything on here about it..

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

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csx-actions-add-shipper-woes/


Must Read!  CSX is holding their customers hostage.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

These clowns talk about how easy railroading is and much money we make,
how good we have it. They don't have a clue how stressful it can be,
not only all the rules and regulations, but mainly the fact of having
to watch your back at all times, with suck-ass managers trying to shiv
you everyday. The only industry I know of where you need to carry
run-off insurance.

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

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this
hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL
FOR
IT!!!!  THE TROLLS ARE EZ TO SPOT!  Always negative towards the union
because they are DESPERATE to make this pass!

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

How about some real information on the hourly rate.   And some real
information on abolishing the away from home terminal.   And when are
the 2nd group  wrongfully terminated going to sue the hell out of the
carrier and their managers.

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

Those ass clowns have never came to a hall meeting where I'm from.

They're company officials different monogram.

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

Yours Truly


Exactly, there is no one fighting for us.   The unions are a sham.  
Those guys are company officials with a different monogram.

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

If hourly wage comes up for a vote it will PASS.     I've voted NO for
every contract  and everyone else claims they done the same but to our
surprise they all overwhelmingly pass.  Then The GCs are praising them
selves on their hard work and steadfast determination for a victory for
operating crafts.  Same bullshit different day.   What the company wants
the company gets.

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

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL FOR
IT!!!!

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

RRJim

Don't listen to TM.  He's acting like he might be one of the
supervisors getting his ass sued.  For his part in the wrongful
termination.  Even if he's not like all low level nothing mangers
he's on borrowed time.   It's not if but when he will be gone.

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

16.75 per hour is the new pay rate.  Have a nice day.

Name: Brooks hatlen
E-mail: Shawshank
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I'll crawl through a pipe full of shit 5 football fields long for
48.50$

Sincerely ,Andy dufresne

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

It's going to be voted on next month.  48.50 an hour is what I'm told.
 I'll take it with a smile.   New Hires better get that resume out.

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

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Former-CSX-employees-file-wrongful-termination-lawsuit-474431183.html


https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/



https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/19/dozens-of-former-csx-employees-take-the-railroad.html

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

Latest Facebook Rumor:

Ferromex to buy CSX!

Freakin Awesome! if it were true!

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Imdeadfuckingyouguysstill
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Guys we lost 9 percent of carloads compared to last year..don't worry
there was no money to be had with that buisness..keep up the good work
looking to lose another ten percent next year..by the way.. I'm still
long dicking you fools from the grave ... sincerely Eugene Harrison

Name: Johnny money manziel
E-mail: Hourlyrateisastonecoldlock
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cp hourly agreement 42.50 hr
Holiday rate 1.2x42.50
Non service rate 31.90
Guarantee Xboard 1600 a week
4 hour calling windows
All employees protected for length of contract but can be forced to
adjacent district for 3 years then return..CSX 12 hr day is 415$ cp 12
hour day is 550$..any given day you take on many roles at CSX..airman
trackman ymaster car inspecter etc..then make 27 moves with a road
train for a basic day etc..show me the money hoes.ive talked to some CN
employee s also .they avg guy makes 110-120k and uses Fridays my life
act FMLA at their leisure..I'm talking money hoe..ya this is kush..the
claims at CSX are pretty much garbage anyway but yes some employees will
be affected.. nobody called me in 1985 and got my opinion on what they
should..older employees raw dog the younger employees it's the
railroad way

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

Thank you APE, I couldnít have said it better!

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

theycandoit.........you are telling me that we should go ahead, take
what they offer, and sellout the younger guy?  Isn't that what they
did in 1985?   Basically you are one of this worthless union members
who doesn't vote!  This is why we always lose because the lazy guys
who don't stay involved still believe that everything is fixed.  I
hear it all the time "why should I vote, its gonna pass anyway". 
Afterwards you find out that only 40% of the members voted!  Nothing is
fixed, some people are just too lazy to do whats right!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

IF the company is in favor of an hourly wage - & maybe it would be more
per hr. than present,  just what all is on their agenda? 
No way in hell wage increases would ever be offered unless other
changes will also benefit the co.

Maybe they think they can operate a 20+ thousand mile RR like a 3-400
mile short line. 

For the umpteenth time:  The big shots make plans for years ahead. 
Unions & workers play catch-up.

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

Mo money

Lol that's right.  You better closer 20 yrs than 10yrs or show me the
money might be the unemployment check.

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

Kept your bumps lol.  Big deal.   As far as time off this is the best
we've ever had it.
Hourly rates not if but when.  So what if some guys are laid off.  
Getting laid off is the best thing that can happen to a young man. 
Maybe they will use their head for something more important than this
shithole.   Job cuts are coming. You better have 15plus years in.

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

From my understanding, the carrier wants to have this in place by July! 
Us guys up north are opposed, but the General Chairmen of the south 
thinks this is a good deal?  Better wake up because we opposed the
single system agreement for a few years.  We kept our bumps and
agreements in place.  The only reason we ended up with it was because
the other 85% of the system agreed upon it.  Then it was shoved down
our throats.  How do you guys like it now with no time off?  The hourly
rate will be the same thing, full of surprises that only benefit the
carrier in the long run.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

OK Gents, Most of us guys up north are opposed to this hourly rate. Our
General Chairman is opposed to it. But we are being told that you
southern guys are all in favor of it because you guys have mostly low
mileage runs that don't pay that much, and you'll make out on the
hourly rate. Up north we have a lot of high mileage runs and will take
a bath on those runs. So where is the truth my Southern Brothers? Are
we being lied to by the company or union? Is it the old divide and
conquer? Speak up boys! We all want to hear from the south and the
middle!

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

Meal periods            Yard Only
claiming rest!          Can't change
Detours/out of route    already doing this
first in-first out      Won't change
pilots                  Can't change
lap back                They don't want hotels now
annulment of assignments  This one will disappear
travel allowance          can't change
filling temporary vacancies     already doing this
held away from home terminal    Won't change
no run around                   Won't change
not called and used       might disappear happens a few times a year
short turn around        already going on
work train rules         been on 5 work trains in 25 years
road service             road and yard will be combined yard work will 
                          be thing of the past contracted out or closed
yard service
switching limits        we been getting raped on this one for 3 years

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

We already have one super pool. We get paid for no extras.  We're
called for whatever whenever and we do any bullshit they can come up
with.  Is this what I or anyone else wants?  Hell no it's not but this
is are reality.  Do I think the carrier wants hourly for our welfare? 
Hell no, they don't care about any of us. They break our contracts
everyday. They have ignored federal laws.  Screwed over those laid off
fmla. Laid off and fired thousands with more to come.  This place sucks
ass and we all know it.  What beats the shit out of me.  Is why some
young man would stick around.  Anyone with less than 10 years and under
30 you best find something else to do.

Hourly rate is coming.  You can take that to the bank.  Some will be
layed off.  Some RR's old ladies will get fatter.

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

People had better wake up!  Do you actually think the carrier is doing
this for your best interest?  From what I understand, this will also be
the start of the one big extra board and the end of seniority.  They
will be able to call you into work, and make you work any job or
position regardless of your seniority.  Its bad enough that we will
become slaves.  IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?  If not, you had better
speak to that general chairman who might be selling you up the river.

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

Work Rules?  What work Rules? Someone name a work rule they don't want
to give up.  Work hours, hours of rest and off days aren't going
anywhere.  Someone tell me a legitimate work rule the carrier honors
that we don't want to lose.  Anybody?
Work rules are gone. We don't get paid for any extras any more. Hello
we don't make over 40/hr.  Most of you losers don't know what you
make an hour.  Me take call Me go to work fatass wife get check. Me got
all kinds of money.  WRONG you don't have shit but a lazy deadbeat
fatass wife.

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

One Union would help.  But that will never happen.  
Things have changed for the worse and we haven't seen the end yet.  
We do as were told or we are insubordinate.   We speak of work rules be
trading for hourly wage .   What work rules?  We do all the horseshit
now and aren't compensated.  If we  can get over 40 an hour we better
jump on it.  We only make about 29 now.   None of this matters anyway
if the company wants it that's what it will be.   This regime does
whatever they want.   They prove this everyday.  They don't even 
follow federal law. Why would we begin tho think they give a damn about
our opinion. CSX sucks our union sucks.

Name: Thanks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

#######Rtw#####
Thanks spoken like a true union Brother noone cares about the bottom
half thats why the company gets away with what they do now.. keeping us
all at odds with one another. It's dumb fucks like you that agree to do
what ever the company wants them to do. If a company is offering you
something it isn't to benefit the employees, or that they feel as if
we are not making enough.  Utu Ble not sure which one is the best we
need to stand together and get rid of one and keep the other and see
how much the company gets away with that is what really needs to be
done. 1 union would make us a hell of alot stroger

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

We're made to do whatever now.  We don't make no where near 50 an
hour. 
It may not be the nice thing to say but no one gives two shits about
the bottom half.  For a few bucks they can do away with the conductor
now.   The senior half can make a little more they don't care who gets
cut.

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

IT SEEMS THE COMPANY HAS APPROACHED THE BLET ONCE AGAIN WANTING THE
HOURLY RATE!

From my understanding, the General Chairman representing the south want
this?  ARE THEY NUTS
The word is that it will be under $50 per hour with no work rules, and
overtime after 10 hours.  For starters, you will become a slave to the
company, and they don't even have to work you past 10 hours.  This
will also eliminate thousands of jobs because the slaves will be in
place.    Why do you think the carrier wants this so bad?  It isn't
going to benefit the employees!  WAKE UP GENERAL CHAIRMAN, unless you
are just selling everyone up the river again?  Remember if this passes
through, there will no longer be the need for a union.

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

SMH


Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit.  That's some funny shit right there.  CSX
doesn't give a damn if they get sued.  They're in the middle of all
kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming.   Google CSX news.   The
Fmla cases are coming.  46 former employees are suing them now.  They
continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost
them and their managers.  When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300
million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've
ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat
fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit.

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

The 2 greatest factors in 94.2% (I made that number up on the spot) of
accidents in most industries are distractions/loss of focus, or fatigue
and fatigue is one of the major causes of distractions/loss of focus.
Other factors can cause a loss of focus, like use of a cell phone,
listening to music while working, horseplay, issues in our lives
outside of work like health or family problems, etc. 

Not sure how to completely eliminate all of these factors, but fatigue
could be greatly reduced without changing very much at all.

Anyone that is subject to being called into work knows that a lot of
times you sit around waiting on a call that never comes and then
finally when you are tired and ready to sleep you get the call.

If we were to have our extra boards divided by 4 and your bid was for a
time slot then fatigue would be nearly eliminated. 

Example: An extra board has 16 people on it so 4 bids would be for
0600-1400, 4 bids would be for 1400-2200, 4 bids would be for 2200-0600
and 4 bids would be available for call any time. No 2 people on any one
slot would have the same days off. This would work to reduce fatigue
and improve your overall quality of life and health, you could also
plan appointments or family functions, and so much more. 

This would not negatively impact availability of manpower to CSX
because they would have available to them 4 people per 8 hour time slot
and up to an additional 4 people from the 24hr slot. If both are
exhausted then they would revert to calling the first out rested from
the other 2 time slots. 

This model could be modified to fit specific needs, for example each
time slot could be adjusted to different hours and furthermore each
slot could be staffed according to needs, maybe more people for the
busiest time slot, and less for the slot with lighter needs.

My sole purpose in writing this is to hopefully get the attention of
people system wide and possibly with a glimmer of hope get people
thinking about it so maybe, just maybe the ball can start rolling on
this idea or any variation similar.

In my opinion, had a proposal like this been presented in our contract,
we would have been better of than with anything we got and it doesn't
in any way hurt CSX for manpower.   

Thank you for your time in reading this, I know it was more than most
would like to read on here but I do appreciate it.

P.S. An added bonus would be that most of us would call in sick less
because there are times that we have to call in sick because we are
tired or have something going on that we can't miss.

Name: Oper. Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATORS 

READ THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE RULE 1000.1! 
There is absolutely no gray area in this rule in regards to the use of
a PERSONAL DEVICE. YOU MUST BE OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND AT LEAST 25 FEET
AWAY FROM THE NEAREST RAIL INCLUDING ADHERING TO THE OTHER STATED
CONDITIONS. 

THE EMPLOYEE AT THE CONTROLS OF A LOCOMOTIVE MAY USE A "RAILROAD
SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE" FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES
AFTER ALL STATES CONDITIONS ARE MET.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE/CELL PHONE!!! IT MUST BE A
RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICE. YOU CAN NOT CALL THE PTC HELP DESK OR THE
TRIP OPTIMIZED DESK WITH YOUR CELL PHONE UNLESS YOU ARE OFF THE
EQUIPMENT. THEREFORE IN ORDER TO STAY IN THE CAB TO TROUBLESHOOT THE
ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE IS TO USE THE LOCOMOTIVE RADIO UNITS TELEPHONE
FEATURE. YOU CAN FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN YOUR SUBDIVISION
TIMETABLES. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL OR THE RADIO UNIT IS NOT EQUIPPED
YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE APPROPRIATE DISPATCHER. 
AGAIN, YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICES IN THE CAB OF THE
LOCOMOTIVE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR YOU HAVE LOST RADIO
COMMUNICATION. IF A SUPERVISOR ORDERS YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE
TO CONTACT THEM OR CALL ANY HELP DESK YOU ARE TO BE OFF THE EQUIPMENT
AND ADHERE TO ALL RULES STATED IN THE RULES PUBLISHED UNDER 1000.1.

Name: BillyL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

but not limited to, damages for back pay and benefits, front pay,
compensatory damages, punitive damages, out of pocket expenses,
liquidated damages, contributions to fringe benefits including pension
and retirement,  and all other damages recoverable under the above laws
plus prejudgment and other interest. Court cost. Fees and attorney
fees.

This is what we're going after.

Name: DSW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

It's good you girls got a big pay out.  Will be needing it to pay
lawyer fees,court cost and damages.  For your role in the Fmla wrongful
termination.   Most likely you girls will be let go too.  After carrier
turns its back on you ladies.


Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

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

0311
HVAc man
BSN
 
Unlike you retards I can live without the RR.


Generation Z.

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

I like puppies.  Coloring books are nice too.

Anyone who has a name like real men must be trying to compensate for
something.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I can't wait to read about the Fmla suits being filed.   Company and
supervisors being held accountable.  You men deserve every nickel you
get.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I'm seeing people quit left and right. This used to be a job no one
EVER quit. It's going to be just another revolving door shit show
McJob. Even looking for something for myself. F@&# Mantle Ridge, these
clowns don't even know the pointy end of a spike. Y'all can rot in
Hell with your boy HH.

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

For those that missed it.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48545


More lawsuits to come.  Let your manager know he could be next to be
sued.

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

On my 40th year. I was always a heavy hitter. Worked a lot, made a lot
of money. Always tried to stay healthy, got my rest whenever able to,
tried to get decent exercise. Now as I look at retirement next year, I
wonder how I did it? Sooooo many times running trains at high speed
drifting in and out of sleep. looking over at the Conductor snoozing
away. Dying to get done so I could go sleep. Meeting myself coming and
going. And even so after 40 years of this madness, NOBODY of any
authority is taking the fatigue problem seriously! Now we have inward
facing camera's (reason I no longer work the road) I could never
survive in this environment! Anytime I stopped at a Stop Signal, feet
went up, laid back, shut my eyes until Conductor alerted me to a better
signal. Those little naps are what made the difference. Now you can't
even do that anymore. The idiots who run these railroads are not
helping us one bit! I have NO SYMPATHY for the carriers when they get
sued for millions and lose. They create these unsafe conditions and
they fight anyone who tries to address the problems.

Name: Railroading to hell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

I think what people are forgetting is the railroad cause people to work
every 10 hours for months at a time and when they fall asleep and kill
people look what they're doing about that

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

Do you guy's know Dave Carson? Watch out if you ever meet the little
PRI*K. He will turn you in so fast it will make your head swim....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Signed a waiver for Christmas and then charged for New Years.

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

Every time I read this part it puts a smile across my face.


CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

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

Do you know why the RR is screwing your eyeballs out? Do you want to
know why the union doesn't care anymore? 

Answers.  Because you idiots will not stick together .!!!!  You people
are your worse enemy.  You just will not stick together. 


Signing a waivers are no good. Go to a board.!!!! Trust me..!!!! 
But, if you are guilty of doing something or feel that it was your
fault then sign a waiver... 
9 times out of 10 it's the companies fault.

Name: UP Hoyt Monroe
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

We all thought that Roger Lambeth would be selected as Vice President
for the Western Region. And now this indicates that management is no
longer turning a blind eye to incompetence, especially with all the
groping claims in St. Charles, is surfacing...!

KARMA

Name: Wood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

The officer conducting my hearing was a prick.   He made me out to be a
criminal.  I want him and that person  on the phone listed on my
lawsuit.   I think Foote should be held liable too. 

This outrage is going to cost CSX and their henchman dearly.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

My favorite part is where the individual managers are being sued
alongside the company.  Let that be a warning to ALL supervisors and HR
personnel you will be held accountable for your actions.  You are not
above the laws of the land and you cannot hide behind your job.

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

Whatís the website Getsome?  Is it Getsome.com, Getsome.gov?  What is
it?





Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees
on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great po

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great post GetSome I'd urge all to read.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

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

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html


Check out the part where supervisors and the medical officer is listed
as defendants in the lawsuit


I hope these union brothers get every penny they deserve.


You can't break federal law and get away with it.  I bet CSX will turn
their backs on these managers.

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

Thanks for the about out Top hat, holla back

Name: Tophat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

D Man

You a silly bitch

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

be after reveiw that i be within my parameters.  I got the ptsd.  they
be knowen they cant be winning no trial.   they still be  getting that
ass sued believe that.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Got chopped now be going back.  Where be my lost monies mofos.  Gots to
feed Trex and I need new shoes.   Don't won't to be back.  Still be
getting that's ass sued  you can believe that.

Name: D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Trainmaster/sup. Is a fucking moron u dip shits run around chasing ur
tails and trying to put out fires u all started, if it wasn't for us
t&e guys and gals, u wouldn't even know what to tell us to do, get ur
overblown head outta ur ass

Name: Understand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big
egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant
that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

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

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/17/15290674/union-labor-movement-europe-bargaining-fight-15-ghent

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

gee, ur such a crybaby, stop lookin at the boards so much and go do some
work. like ive said before, not stepping up or taking calls isnt going
to get anyone back or anyone marked up any faster. so quit your
whining.

Name: Understand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

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

Barlow

How do you know he was taken off more than his approval?


So what if he did.  It's an estimate.

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

Retired.


I try to help and i try to keep a level head, im a member ofb the utu
the other union is just fine, but i was told a while back by an old
head that is now gone to stick with my craft, so thats my solitary and
i try to be as helpful as i can, but i also am pissed about a lot of
things and think tje GC could do more, we r just trying to take baby
steps and organize our local before we can accomplish anything greater.

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

Guys i know everyone has reasons for taking calls and doin what they
need to do weather it be to say out of a yard u dont know well, or just
work somthing ur more comfortable with. But this is dividing and
conquering at its finest, i am a conductor and will stand with any
engineer when it comes to standing up for and fighting for better
conditions and rules, and i cant say i dont know of any engineers that
wouldnt do the same. Stay focused, Stand together on our one uniting
issue, being uprooted over worked and misused, never forget we are
trained professionals, that do what most normal people can not, it
takes a railroader to understand that, to any non railroader no offense
to ur profession u just cant understand. We stand side by side wacth
each others backs we see each other more than our familys most of the
time, we fight and get pissed but still get the work done together. Mis
placed energy will be waisted vent bicth and yell get it out and then
step back and lets roll on together.

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

Train the office guys to operate the trains.   What office guys?  There
is no one left.     Are trainmasters are here one day and gone the
next.   I don't know who my current manager is.

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

I still dont know why all these crybabies keep crying ab cutback eng
taking calls in lville, listen, nothing is going to make them add more
turns back for engineers, just because people refuse to step up doesnt
mean the company is going to all of a sudden freak and decide to add
turns. If anything we need to take the eng calls, step up and protect
the work that we do have. if we dont, then they will just run the
trains elsewhere. I for one am forced on the yard xb, and i refuse to
work in that yard. I was one of the main ones that refused to take
engineer calls when cut back. But now that im forced in the yard, on a
yard xb that doesnt pay shit, I dont have much of a choice but to take
the calls, i cant afford that garbage guarantee pay that the yard pays.
to hell with that. so you best bet any chance i get to get out of that
yard im gonna take it. i understand how you all feel, i felt the same
way. but when it comes to finances, shit goes out the window.

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

legal fees

Attorneys work on contingency.  They cover all cost up front. This is 
how the little man can take on a large corporation.  If defendant is
found guilty. Your attorney fees and court cost will be paid by
defendant.  If you lose your case attorney eats all losses.  


If settled prior to..   Settlement minus attorney fees minus court cost
and fees equals your money free and clear.

Your attorney will have you agree to an engagement letter.  This is an
agreement to protect you and your attorney.  On whats expected from you
and the law firm.  Your attorney will draw it up but it will be written
so he has more protections than you do.  You do not have to agree to
this.  You can inform him that there are changes that will have to be
made.  He will change it. If he says no then he doesn't believe your
case will prevail.  If you are still unsure about the engagement
letter.  Pay a second attorney to go over it.  Once you agree to the
engagement letter you will be strictly bound to it.  You don't have to
sign an engagement letter for it to be binding.  A verbal agreement is
the same.   Most can't afford to fight an attorney.  So go over
everything he's there for himself then he's there for you.

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

thats cool this isnt Canada  the union has nothing to do with Federal
protect leave

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

This is unlike running a red signal.   The court system can get involved
immediately. CSX and their managers have broken federal law.   You may
have to go through the process to get your job back quicker per
arbitrator.   But you absolutely don't have to wait to file a demand
letter with CSX.  Then a complaint with the court system. Finally file
suit against CSX and their blind managers. 

This may take a few years but it will never see a court room.  CSX will
be writing all who suffered a check to settle. They will also offer the
men their job back or will be forced to pay future lost wages too.

To all the penis envy men.  Those men you despise.   When it's all
said and done.   Will have their job,seniority and more than they could
have saved in 20 years. Meanwhile you will continue to work and bad
mouth those wrongfully terminated.  ONly to watch those men be better
off financially  than they have ever or could have been.

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

Bird Trex him be doing fine.   Steal be trying learn him too say sue
those mofos.    right after I got out I hired on in96 Can't  believe I
made it that many years.   I don't go out on medical after lawsuit. 
I'm gonna go out for management  or be a fry cook.  My days riding the
iron be done.    Thinks for asking bout Bird Trex Easy M.

Name: 6moremonths
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2018

ape

I don't have fmla and hope I'll never will need it. 

Your statement is partially correct but how is someone who has a
certification by a health care provider.  That lays off on federally
protected UNPAID leave living off someone else.  Fmla is far from
welfare these men and women are not getting paid.  I seriously doubt a
licensed health care provider is going to falsify a certification and
place their license in jeopardy. 

I for one don't care If  one works or doesn't work.  I've always
made  about the same and have worked about the same.   I also believe
that those on fmla, displaced,union, sick, or whatever keep the junior
man working.  If or when csx finds X amount of people to marry the
railroad there will be massive layoffs.

Do you know what 2 men working 60hrs a week equals?
1 U.S Job loss.

Sue the hell out of them boys.  Include all supervisors has
defendants.

also for those that don't know this site is CSX SUCKS not CSX
SUCKASSES

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

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

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

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

Conductor 1-10

Got their point across.  Where do you work?   Men are laying off FM as
much now as before.  CSX can't scare a man to good health.   This
place turns out fat broken down bodies.  If 60% of the men are on Fmla
it surprise me the number wasn't higher.

P.S. Go fuck yourself. Hope you get laid off punk.

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

Con

You're one of those who has a standard for everyone else that you
don't Measure up to.

It's easy to talk about another man's sin.     Ask yourself have you
ever stole time from your beloved CSX.  Waited to tie up to miss a
train catch your off day. Have you ever passed the work along to the
next Crew.  Talked to everyone in the Crew room instead of starting
your deadhead.  Took your time to kill a train.  Laid off Union.  Laid
off sick when you felt fine. Called the man to get flipped home when
there was rested crews. Cried to get the boards cut.  Put in pl days
before anyone else could. 
Bitches like you are the worse.  Complain about everyone when they're
not around just to suck them off the next time you see them.   You
might not lay off Fmla but your doing other shit just as bad or worse. 
 I hear the men I work with that live on the rails tell me how they
support their family.   I ask them which one and does the current
family know you? They are the most miserable, untrustworthy men like
yourself.

Save your self righteous bullshit for your fat lazy cheating wife.

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

they terminated several men across the system today.  One I know works
all the time.  Has 3 kids and his wife is in bad shape.  So much for a
fair an impartial hearing.

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

Eng

The hourly rate post is correct.    It has never been that high.   I
hear everyday men think it will be 50plus an hour wrong .  My post is
correct sorry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Mantle Ridge and their investors are not going anywhere, they have a
five year lock and hold, of which one has been served. FACT.

Name: Oh my 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

How does the super pools work ? Does it do Away with xtra board ? Is it
1 pool and you go anywhere ? Will it cut jobs ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2018

CSX stock down another $2.50 today. Net gain for the past 52 weeks is
less than $3.00 a share. I guess PSR doesn't benefit anyone. I first
told everyone to get rid of it when Harrison became CEO. The gains were
already made just prior. When Harrison became sick I said it again, dump
your stock. When he died a few days later I said it again. 
If you are holding on to it hoping to get your losses back, DON'T. The
ride is over, has been for a while. CSX will have to spend a lot of
money to get back on track again. It is all down hill from here for the
stock.

CSX IS CRUMBLING AND WILL HAVE TO REBUILD ONCE IT BOTTOMS OUT.  

My guess is CSX stock will soon hit mid to low 40's and we will change
command again at that point. Sell now and get back in once it drops.

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

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=6065


ITS ABOUT TIME BLET.   ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEHIND SMART

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

The reason that the hourly rate is back on the table is because of the
backpay. The company didn't want to Backpay under the hourly rate
because it would have been a huge increase in payment. Fact

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

Train accidents, customers, Fmla, stock manipulation. withholding
information.

The legal team  is going to be busy in 2018.

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

In talks about doing away with motels. The hourly rate is at 25.30 for
conductor and 26.70 for engineer.   There will be no more claims paid
as of last Monday.  All will be on self supporting super pools.

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

Also at the meeting found out that the utu signed off with the company
allowing them to miss call the 1st out pool conductor if running the
roster for a yard job.

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

So I went to a union meeting 2 days ago and it sounds like the company
wants to discuss hourly rate again. It also sounds like all the local
and general committees are open to discussion with the company on this.
My question is any idea what the hourly rate would be? I guess the soo
railroad already has it.anyone on this board ever talk to any engineers
that work over there to see what $$ they make.

Name: money hungry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 February 2018

I think until one of you assholes want to step up and pay my bills I
will continue to take calls.  None of you know my financial situation.
some of you are probably the cheap asses that save your sandwich bags
to reuse.  I didn't take this job to sit at the house and starve.  If
I was a gambling man, and I am, I bet you guys that are whining are
higher up on the roster and don't have to worry about if you are going
to have a job next month.  The railroad is 'feast or famine'...get it
while you can!

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

Wiener

Carrier broke federal law and they will be held accountable.  There
aren't blackout dates on fmla.  Pulling men OOS over Christmas was a
pre planned move.  Issuing notices about laying off over the holidays
is interference in itself.  Carrier and individual supervisors will be
held accountable.  If you're a supervisor who played a role in this. 
Be ready to get your checkbook out. 

Have a Nice Day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

CSXís accident rate, based on train miles traveled, has been rising the
past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The
rate jumped 13 percent in the first ELEVEN MONTHS of 2017,

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

Get my money from the suits I be filing maybe I go to Super Bowl 2019
baby  watch my Eagles repeat.  Be riding clean up in their.  I shut my
lids I can see it all coming to pass.  Me 2 maybe 3 blondes my new sled
gonna be nice

Name: Rambo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

I wish CSX would go ahead and fire me. My board was held January 16 and
I canít wait to be fired so I can go ahead with lawsuits since I have
Fmla and dr excuses

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

Eagles baby.   At the crib partying all nite. Like to take this time and
thanks those that made it all possible.  It hadn't been for you're
arrogant above the law mentality.  I would not be at crib with my boys.

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

Conductor

Save your judgemental bullshit.   You probably stay displaced don't
take notification or guilty of stealing time.   You don't know who
needs Fmla.  Go fuck yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

You are a worthless turd if you use FMLA for anything other than what
you have FMLA for. If you use FMLA whenever you don't want to work
then you should be fired. FMLA is not for that. Most of us can't just
decide we don't want to go to work and not get points for it.

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

ME

Tell the truth.  That assessment is dead on accurate.

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

Info on Cayce crash........signal suspension in effect at the time. .
CSX crew gave up the track but forgot to restore the hand throw switch.

Name: Hunters ghost 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html

Heres the artical the csx train was believed to be empty, sitting idle.

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

New 2018 CSX revised physician certification
Blackout dates: New Year's Eve ,New Years Day,MLK day, Super Bowl,
Mardi Gra, Valentine's,Mother's Day, Father's Day, Good
Friday,Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,Labor Day, Halloween,EHHarison
day, all Saints Day,Thanks Giving,Hanukkah, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day,
Friday, Saturaday,Sunday,Monday .

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Lets see how many worthless turds use FMLA today for the Super Bowl and
then cry victim when they get caught.

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

caps now that's reasonable. 
The horse's ass that came up with that works a set schedule mon thru
fri with paid holidays off.

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

CAPS:
As originally written, unauthorized absence Mon.-Thurs. = 4.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun. = 6.

Name: Er
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

CAPS

How many point for Monday -Thursday and how points for Friday -Sunday

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

Sick
Agree 100% and how about the secrecy on the hourly rate..  Why weren't
we told what HH offered.   We should have had a say I that too.

Name: Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

12 laid off fm at my terminal.   Looks like scare tactics doesn't force
people to work who have issues.

Name: Brown Hornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Cond
Lol thanks 

Easy Money

Great I want all of you to sue the hell out of them.  Good to read you
guys are talking to the Dol too.   I'm not on Fmla but who knows who
will need it down the road.  Even if I don't this goes deeper.   If
those basterds get away with breaking federal law it will be fuel on
the fire for something entirely different tomorrow.    This affects
everyone on the rail with or without Fmla leave.  I don't know if the
union is doing anything but if they're not fuck them too. 

The Best to all of you.  Give them hell don't let them get away with
anything. NO FAVORS

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

MY FUCKING HERO 
OH MY GOD MAN! the only thing you forgot was the company trying to
blame everything that goes wrong by their stupid mismanagement on the
crews. Wasn't a damn thing you posted that isn't true. The public has
no stinking idea about the crap that goes on. Those stupid foamers who
stand by the tracks taking their stupid pictures just kill me. If they
only knew how stinking wrong their wet fantasy dreams are. Maybe we
should all stop and let them smell the nasty crapper and take a look at
everything that's broke. Time to straighten these idiots out and get
them over their little boy wants to run a choo choo and be famous
fantasy. You got my vote if you run against the international rep of
the UTU OR BLET! Out with old has beens and in with the new!

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

1 board
outrageous union dues
sky rocketing insurance premiums with less coverage
seniority applies to Vacation bids for first round only
good claims not paid
over 100 men wrongfully pulled OOS
limits expanded
unreasonable attendance policy
keeps adding more responsibilities and work on the men
having to wait on ride to the hotel
having to wait to be picked up from the hotel
2 hrs pay for running their simulator
waste of time sitting in their rules class that covers nothing
be treated like a criminal in their "fair and impartial hearing" aka
kangaroo court, show trial, tribunal.
loss of 20 year boot program
unpredictable work schedule with no napping
no phone or any reading material unless phone helps the carrier
on call for free
no weather lay off
no drinking in hotel on your on time
having to run down mailman for not needed certified letters
never knowing who your supervisor is day to day 
dealing with crew callers who don't know the agreement
begging for a PB day
ridiculous vacation pl caps
Friday, Saturday, Sunday is just another day unless you mark off
No overtime after 40,50,60,70 or 100hrs in week is insanity
never knowing when you will be back home
Turnover rate is off the charts and these sons of bitches want to fuck
with us. 
Those of you who were wrongfully pulled OOS.  I can not believe there
has not been complaints filled with Dept. of Labor, you haven't raised
hell with your union. And your not in talks with an attorney.

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

10 years yeah you're a real od head Jr.

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

I have been with CSX for most of my adult life. Iíve chased this job
from place to place knowing that when I gained the seniority that I
would eventually be able to hold a job close to home. I came to a point
in my life where Iím sure most have been where I decided it was time to
look for a career not a job. I paid the money for school took the
chance and joined the CSX railroad. My thinking was the railroad has
been around forever good pay good retirement but bad schedule and after
hiring in questionable at best work conditions referring to the way
people are treated. Since joining the railroad I started my adult life
so to speak got married had kids etc. The railroad has been good to my
family and I financially and been here long enough now I couldnít
imagine myself doing anything different. Then what seems like overnight
huge changes to the point where I may not have a job tomorrow. Donít get
me wrong Iím like everyone else I complained about claims and pay  as
well as unfair treatment. I swear mid level to upper management have no
regard for their employees for the most part or thatís how it seems. But
with all that being said I need my job. I have always done what I was
paid to do. I work the XB and the pools Iím not a kiss ass my outlook
has always been out of sight out of mind. I put my claims I when the
agreement is violated just to have them denied like everyone else. I
guess what Iím saying is in a way Iím scared of losing my job so a
elite few can reap the benefits of an inflated stock price. I donít
think there will be much left of CSX when they are done. Best of luck
to all.