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Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

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Name: ?
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2014

loco 10-20

SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE SUPERVISOR....

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2014

To Mr. Not Fooled,


It seems to me , all you post is BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!!

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Name: Paul Lopez
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2014

WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I
visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see
this site still up and running!

I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk
car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss
the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its
employees during the first years of its takeover. 

In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my
years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that
weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I
don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it
meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive
into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.

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Name: not fooled
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

GO AWAY SUPERVISOR

TOM DIDNT GET AWAY WITH IT YOU WONT EITHER. GO BACK UNDER THAT ROCK YOU
KEEP CRAWLING OUT FROM UNDER EVERY SINGLE TIME A SERIOUS TOPIC GETS
POSTED ON HERE. HAVENT YOU FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT YOUR STUPID CHEATING
SPOUSES TOPICS DOESNT MEAN SQUAT ON HERE. ARE YOU JUST A STUPID
MORON.... GO BUY A BOOK TO READ. YOU REALLY HAVE TO READ IT ON
HERE?????????????


NOW BACK TO THE REAL ISSUES OF SERIOUSE EMPLOYEMENT TROUBLES.

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE NEW OPERATING RULES BOOK FROM BACK TO FRONT WITH
A FINE TOOTH COMB THEN YOU BETTER. THERE ARE AT LEAST 22 WORDED CHANGES
IN THE BOOK AND SOME ARE MISLEADING AS HELL. 
CREW WAS PULLED OUT OF SERVICE AND FIRED BECAUSE THEY WENT OVER 30
MILES AN HOUR ON A LOCAL JOB THAT WAS RUNNING DURING THE DAY WITH FLAG
BUT DID NOT HAVE AN HTD. READ RULES ON THIS CLOSELY. IT IS WORDED
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THAN OLD EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULE
THE KICKER TO THIS WHOLE THING IS THE ENGINE WAS AN OLD PIECE OF JUNK
THAT DIDNT EVEN HAVE A PLACE TO PUT AN HTD. 
MY QUESTION TO THE FRA WOULD BE WHY HAVE WE GOT ENGINES SO DAMN OLD OUT
THERE THAT THEY ARENT EVEN DESIGNED TO TAKE AN HTD. 
WINTER IS UPON US AND ITS TIME TO START GETTING HEAT ISSUES OUT THERE
IF YOU DONT HAVE ADEQUATE HEAT ON YOUR ENGINES WRITE THEM UP AND NOTIFY
THE FRA IMMEDIATELY. DONT WAIT UNTIL IT IS 40 BELOW ZERO AND YOU GET
FROSTBITE.  IF YOUR LOCKER ROOM DOESNT HAVE ADEQUATE HEAT FILE 8 HR
PENALTY CLAIM UNDER CA.
VIOLATION OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT 33(D)OF SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
STAY SAFE AND DONT BE AFRAID TO FIGHT FOR A SAFE WORKING ENVIORNMENT
AND YOUR UNION AGREEMENT RIGHTS, WHICH THE COMPANY SIGNED THEIR JOHN
HENRY ON WITHOUT A GUN HELD TO THEIR HEADS. THEY DID IT WILLINGLY AND
KNOWINGLY AND SHOULD RESPECT WHAT THEY SIGNED!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

to the post below, if you know so many names why not mention them.  I
don't understand all these spouses that take a risk for the unknowing,
and end up losing it all.They all deserve what they get.

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Name: Information 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

well it tickles me pink to see that people are becoming more and more
aware of all the dirty cheating going on...... I have a whole list of
names I could tell..... I know whos fucking who, when and for how long.
  Rocky Mount NC has its share of trash that are fucking the guys up
north from Richmond.  Been going on for years..doubt it will stop.  And
the women that they are fucking are gross.  I got the details on them as
well.  Not hard to see.... just pay attention and keep quiet.  Couple
drinks and a nasty looking bar whore.... its happening.  Married or not
dosent matter..... Its really quite sad.....When you get cabbage growing
on your dick..... dont say I didnt warn ya all.....

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Name: HA
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

TOM/SUPERVISOR 

Scrolled back and didn't see any post from a JIM/TRASH MAN.  Was post
2011?  
Cant find anything posted lately about all this crap..... Oh let me
guess?????

ANOTHER PLOY TO DRAW THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE SERIOUS POST???


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS IN
JACKSONVILLE.... DONT FORGET TO PUT A PIECE OF COAL IN THE LAWYERS
STOCKINGS FOR US!

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Name: involved
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

TOM

Your doing a lot of talking about half the truth. You don't know what
was said behind closed doors and the incident with the conductor not
having 3 step and being confronted HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH complaints
brought forward. So unless you have ALL THE FACTS, I wouldn't be so
quick to post half truths. For your information there were several MALE
engineers and conductors as well as hotel staff who witnessed very
unprofessional behavior from him and brought their concerns forward.
With that being said, I would get more facts before you post.

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Name: Tom 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

Hey Jim 
Trash man 2011
To reply to your  vast knowledge and false reports !!! 
Get your  facts  straight !!! 
I know the true story ,, about Mike Stanley 
The person that made false statements was a Indy conductor Than ,that a
woman that look's like a man and curses worse the a sailor , been fired
several times and there's alot more to the story , he caught he
stepping between the rails and putting her grip up on the front of the
motor without 3 step ! While her Engineer was climbing up the ladder !!
 I saw it myself he pulled Cond. Than to the side spoke to her about it
, then showed her in the rule book that she could not do that , he
should of wrote her up for being so careless and unsafe , NO he didn't
he warned her and showed her what she was doing wrong !!  He helped us
get a better hotel we stayed in a dump motel 6 with drug dealers and
whores and rooms were nasty ! Now we stay in the double tree (nice)
About the hotel well are so called co-workers were wearing there spiked
boots in and scratching up there nose floors , he went and spook to them
to smooth things out because they were going to kick us out , and about
the locker there were 4 local chairmans two csx police and two other
Trainmasters there when the lockers were being cleaned out and we were
moving to a new hotel where he faught and got us nice new lockers , at
no time did he cut a lock nor use a crowbar , the local Utu chairman
out of Evansville Jim cut all locks , we were given 60 notice was
posted to have our lockers cleaned out , also when items were found
that should not be in the lockers they stepped outside and let the
local chairman despose of them, I know because I was there ! Also he
was found not guilty after cond. Than tried to get a female engr out of
Indy to lie also and there's several woman that work in Rose Lake on
intermodal side that said nothing but good things about Mike Stanley ,
so get your facks straight first , before you tell or spread more lies
on people !  We lost a good guy that didn't go against the agreement
he did the right thing he took care of us , so tell me Mister know it
all how many people did he every charge ??  He was always on us to be
safe work safe and follow the rules ! If we didn't understand them he
took the time and explained ,,  well enough BS but those that Mike
worked with and helped know he was fair ,  Good Job Mike !! Wish you
were back after you left , Tensley and Brok Summers came in and cleaned
house charging everyone !!!  Also Dave the terminal supt that had been
there for 22 yrs that didn't do crap for us that never gave us any
safety supplies like gloves or batteries and kept all our awards like
coats and hoodies and train cars and gave them to and would never order
water ??  tks --  do you all remember that guy ????? 
But Mike went out of his way to get us supplies and water and ?

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Name: HA
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

CHUGA CHUGA

You forgot lying on the on board. False arrival times and pull times...
yeah, real honest customer service reports!!!!HA HA HA HA HA 
Get wrote up or a nasty letter if you don't!

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Name: NOTICE 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp
dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS....
You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back
side........ You must have a man crush on him......  
         F   A    G    G   O   T   S.

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Name: sanatshelper
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2014

LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS!

With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas
time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little
assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers
on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay
attention!

For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a
lesson
EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED
AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE
PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS

When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you
they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another
locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming
they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. 
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the
powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6
axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been
upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that
Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is
about making track speed. BULLSHIT!  You know as well as anyone else if
something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD
ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM.
They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE
POWER IS ISOLATED.
So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it
all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because
he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES,
BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED
AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all
over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had
more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the
dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You
think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make
the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in
the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up!
Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the
rule!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR......

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Name: been there
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2014

pissed


If BLET wont take control of this, I would make a complaint to the 
USDOT safety committee. I think this may also be an osha issue. There
are guidelines set forth in the FRA rules for all class one rr's to
follow but they only state the rr has to submit their plan to them. I
heard the fra was saying it was ok to put a conductor who has already
marked up and is certified in the lap of an engineer and make him
qualify him. The blet was saying that this is bull but Im betting my
last dollar they have been bought off under the table and is agreeing
to it.  
There was a engineer who told a supervisor if he has to qualify and
babysit an unqualified conductor on his job because the company was too
cheap to do it right and follow safety protocol that he would have
conductor tie down the train and he would do the same with his engines
every time the conductor needed instructions on how to do his job when
he was on the ground and couldn't see him. The supervisor threatened
him and told him if he did that he would be charged with deliberately 
delaying the job or train. He said he could give just as good
instructions over the radio and didn't need to see his location as
long as the conductor said he was in the clear.... can you believe this
shit!!!!!!!!

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Name: pissed off
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2014

FRA and Union drops the ball


Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety
bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to
blow their bozo balloons up!

Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a
clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the
territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order
the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the
engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and
run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to
see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him.
What happened to this so called all important conductor certification
that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an
engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and
pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the
train.

Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on
territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they
don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't
worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't
want to get in trouble either!

What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important
than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a
shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick
their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to
handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got
to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing
about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA
training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap
didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach
himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months
before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is
way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a
conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car
somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and
help this guy do his job!  FRA better get off their asses or someone is
going to half to get another government agency involved!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2014

I left this shit hole 2 yrs ago once in a blue moon when I'm home
relaxing with my family I check out this site see if anything got
better wow so glad I quit new hires quit now get a real job and be
happy guys I went to school with still on spare board no way to live
CSX sucks  so true  your all a bunch of  Douche bags

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Name: True story 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of
the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start
making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you
know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever
this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire
managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the
street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE
RAILROAD.     1 --Ex-board  ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2
--- harassment  by new management  ( No people skills)  3 ---  Every
time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in
your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ...  
4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle.  The divorce
rate is very high on the R.R.        You will lose it all...... It's a
gamble....... Think about it new hires.......

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Name: Notice
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show
a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet
our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company
doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're
bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the
planet.

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Name: Always awake
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2014

L&N

If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another
on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is
no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad
ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the
dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers
know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain
miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk
power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last
thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on
purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they
don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these
trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN
OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS
RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE
HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS.
EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS
HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW
WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST
HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC
IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH
POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS
ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS
THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER
CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT!
Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other
dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their
jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much
pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in
their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error
they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are
typing and how many times they take a break  or walk away from their
computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY
WORLD!
AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the
level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer
bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost
doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst
static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend
device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing
cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell
like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and
unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off
every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing
surges and lunges while they are driving.
Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from
running full throttle at 8 the entire trip!  Yeah, lack of sleep is the
least of our worries!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana
and just dragging the trains into Garrett and  passing off to the next
crew !  with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train?  doing the job
according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one?  at least
three hours?   how many crews still sitting there on rear units with
the heat on?   say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half?
  hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !

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