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Safety First

Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



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

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

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

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

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Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Yep. Conductor sums it up in 3 sentences. You cannot starve a company
into prosperity. When the competent investors of the major shareholding
entities owning CSX see that revenue is flat or decreasing resulting
from insane decisions made by this arrogant ass which bullshit his way
to CEO, the move will begin to remove this Dead Man Walking.  There is
a reason CP changed their management compensation metrics after this
Sumbitch left.  Instead of Operating Ratio that he is obsessed with,
your bonus and salary is based on new revenue brought to the
company....and at the rate operations have deteriorated system wide
detailed on this site, revenue will certainly be decreasing.  HH can
bullshit the investment community only for so long, but customers pay
the bills and if they don't get their service, they will go to truck
or Southern.

Let everyone know that will listen of what is really going on out here
(social media, news media, state and federal reps, etc.). When the
ruckus gets loud enough and enough companies are impacted, his exit
will begin...if the Grim Reaper doesn't get him first.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Warren Buffen has made more people more money then anyone.  There's a
reason BNSF still has eight hump yards.  Csx will stay gridlocked till
some come back on line.  Harris is just an idiot and precision
railroading ain't a plan but a term a con uses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helper operations banned everywhere? Doubling or tripling Sandpatch and
other mainlines? Let the CEO take a 10,000 ton train down or up the
hill without adequate power and see how it goes. This is his
proficiency skills to slow the railroad down to a massive crawl?
Insanity

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Name: OldDog
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Folks, y'all need to learn how to read.  The letter the general
chairman sent out says clearly, no negotiations have been initiated
with CSX regarding the pay changes discussed.  They are gathering
information from folks who have negotiated these agreements on other
railroads, as to substance and result.  I would caution those who are
fascinated with this high rate realize that they would be locking
themselves into that 10 hour day for the rest of their career, with no
chance of ever advancing to a better pool/job.  The only thing that
will be accomplished is to make every last job suck.

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

Same shit in Canada.

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Name: Doug McKenzie
E-mail: doug@greatwhitenorth.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

Greetings to my southern brethren from the Great White North.  During
last week’s investor call, EHH mentioned bringing in some “all-stars”
to right the ship at CSX.  One of those all-stars happens to be Michael
Dilday, ex-CP and now ex-CN manager.  Seems that Mikey can’t keep his
bratwurst in his boxers.  He was fired from the CP and charged
criminally with indecent exposure after pulling his schlong out on a
female employee one night.  Don’t believe me?  Then check this out:
   
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2013/1stDistrict/1113033_R23.pdf

So this is the kind of All-Star, EHH is bringing in?  Do you want your
wife, daughter or girlfriend working around this pig?

When is the CSX BoD going to wake up and realize the sham artist they
have hired and the need to can him?  "Precision Scheduled
Railroading" doesn't work on a network like this and EHH is a
personal and growing liability to CSX.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Watchdog: the chief dispatcher is NOT a contract union employee.  They
are a part of management , no different than a trainmaster.  Now, the
assistant chief dispatcher IS a union contract employee.

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

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

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

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

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

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

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

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

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

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

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

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

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

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

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

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