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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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2015

Old RR Motto:

Uphill slow, downhill fast. Tonnage first, safety last.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract?   They should and
could be.   There is enough silly shit in there.   Ingram sure had the
bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here.   Was
the bid system not  to control  layoff?   Is this not attendance
issues?   Anything can be placed in a contract.   I believe most Union
members want this addressed in contracts.  The ble just happened to
sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. 
This was no accident it just didn't work out that way.  This was all
carefully planned out.

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Name: Glad
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2015

To all bitchers\complainers:

Do a term or 2 as a local union or safety rep. while also working a RR
job. Handle things the best you can, maybe even have a little time for
a life on the side.    Do that a while. Experience that.  
Then come back & post how it all went.    Put up or shut up. 

Get the true facts. Learn 1st hand things for absolutely sure before
you blow off. "I heard", "I think", or "I thought" doesn't cut

[Some of these posts have to be co. bait.
Employees / union members just cannot be that dumb.]

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2015

I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member.   We
couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't.   That
being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do
as well.    I expect representation.  I expect the details of a
contract to be defined and understood before it's signed.  I expect
not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. 
I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner.  I
expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off.  When he
is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union.   I expect
my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy.  I
expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. 

This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a
union not in bed with the company.   Correct me If I'm wrong but has
the utu or ble addressed this on their websites.  No they have not! 
Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change.  Is
it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this

I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the
There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues
because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.

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Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2015

Re : you know me:  Yep WE know you.  The egotistical, bombastic and
arrogant jerk.  I knew it would not take long for you to come up with a
half baked excuse.  You talk
 more shit that anyone I have ever seen.  I don't know whether to
offer you a breath mint or a roll of toilet paper.

You claim to be an expert, now that is a JOKE.   You are an expert in
excuse making .  I do not know who is worse, you or Pines.  We know
Pines is a certificated mental nut case, what is hour problem,   brain
damage.  It is evidence by your post you are bias and one sided.  You
are nothing but a CLOWN.  Even your cute little you tube videos make me
laugh.   Your big nose and glasses make you look like BOZO.  YOU are
nothing but a 67 year old LOSER.  HEY, if the crossing is that unsafe
close it down, it is not that difficult.

People on here ard really getting tired of your constant BS.  Why
don't you slither back under the rock you came from.  

You have been vote the Richard Cranium award this year, so wear it
proud, you MORON.

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Name: Bed buddies 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2015

BLE / UTU  /  CSX.  Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on
weekends, holidays,..  These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is
enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss
out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like
they use to be.  A bunch of  cowards ..

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again.   New system
notice released on attendance effective March 1st.   We all know
they're    not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat.
 I wish that  short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest
of us.  Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him.  I'm not
sure how the new utu lc will do  or where he stands but the ble lc is a
short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe.  He handles
claims like my insane granny.  WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK.   LET ME TELL



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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 February 2015

Loony & Nutty dispr is at it again---continues to have his head where
the sun doesn't shine.  There shouldn't be a crossing there
meathead---even an idiot could see that.  79-80 MPH trains full of
people and a grade crossing close to a major highway with lots and lots
of trucks.  GET IT, BONEHEAD?  Nope, you wouldn't because you have RR
bizarro-on-the-brain.  Trucks get stuck on humped crossings on a daily
basis.  Oh, I forgot, you don't know that because you are too busy
studying the bottom of the nearest commode.  Your comments prove it. 
You are so busy trying to disparage real experts, so you can improve
your Mt. Everest ego, that a simple, obvious fact is JUST TOO MUCH FOR
THAT microscopic BRAIN OF YOURS.  Go back to the commode at the museum
and quit boring all of us with your 24/7/365 total B.S.

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Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2015

Pines,  I thought you were in JAIL.

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Name: Robert Pines
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2015

Some idiot in California driving a train 70 mph without brakes,
steering, or glasses through 29,700 vehicles a day injures hsimself and
fifty passengers.

20 0.178488 745855H UP CA VENTURA OXNARD RICE ROAD 1 0 0 0 2 GT 12 1 70
YES 6 29,700
13 collisions on record

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Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2015

Well Comer, let's hear your phony excuse on this one, you professional
excuse maker.

At least 28 people were injured today when a Metrolink commuter train
struck a vehicle in Southern California, authorities said.

The driver of the truck fled the scene, according to police, but was
later detained about a mile from the crash site. Police originally said
the driver was arrested, but Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites
said later today he had been stopped but was not under arrest.

Benites told reporters the 54-year-old man was driving a produce truck
when he turned right onto the tracks, eventually getting stuck on the
tracks. Minutes after the crash, Benites said, an officer found the
driver and said he looked disoriented.

The driver was not injured, but was taken to a hospital for

Others injured included people with head trauma and neck and back
injuries who were taken to a hospital. Police said at least four people
were critically injured, including the engineer. The conductor and
another crew member were injured, treated and released from the
hospital, officials said.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2015

Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. 
How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or
what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2015



Just had a claimed denied that would blow your mind! Came in after a 9
hour run on the road, tired as hell and had to flat switch the dam
train out and swing it around the yard from the receiving yard to
departure yard. Yeah, attached the cars to some that were already set
at the air to finish building it while the yard crews ran around with
their little green boxes and the hump crews wouldn't grab them and do
their own job!

Guess what the brilliant claims department had to say....Hold on to
WHAT THE F*%&%^^K! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! They were given a detailed
description of the work performed. Our unions need to fax these idiots
a photo of the damn yard or maybe suggest they try using GOOGLE EARTH
AND GET A STINKING CLUE! Just another long hard day taking it up the

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Name: Abe
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2015

I'm someone that don't work for this POS company. I don't have to
sell my soul to the Devil for performance bonuses by hurting workers
and their families.

I just got a 4% raise, performance bonus of $20,000 and 3,000 shares of
common stock.

I actually love my job.

We don't play children's games in our company.

We keep our workers happy and make Money.

Imagine if this POS could?

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Name: Espresso
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2015

Ape 10-20  What are you talking about? 

With the way your post reads, the half implied truths, and the poor
grammar that you used....... You'd think "train master wantabee"
Brian Edwards was back to posting on this site again.   

Ape, while you may be right about the check CSX gives us every two
weeks cashing, you forgot to mention how much CSX steals from their
employees every payday. For example: Train Masters having crews recrew
trains.  Then that same Train Master conveniently forgets to call the
Chief so that they can put in that second or third ticket you earned
before they left for the day.  You do the work the Train Master ask you
to do, even going out of your way to do it, only to find out that on
payday, that same Train Master denied the valid claim that they told
you to put in for going above and beyond and getting that extra work
done for them that they asked for at the last minute, as you were
headed out the door.  I can go on and on, but hopefully someone as slow
as you appear to be, will get the point. 

And just so you know, any dollar I earn out here is a hard earned
dollar.  Its hard on my family not seeing me for days on end.  Its hard
on my kids when they don't see me at their school functions year after
year.  Its hard on my spouse when I spend more time sleeping in a hotel
bed or siding, than our own bed at home.  Its hard on me, knowing that
no matter how hard I work, or no matter what I do, CSX doesn't care. 
I am nothing more than a number to them, and a person that they want to
fire every time that they lay eyes on me.  I'm not living like a king. 
I'm living like a SERF, working on a strip of land that the King owns.

As for learning French.  Are you implying that E. Hunter Harrison who
was "born in Memphis, Tennessee and started out his railroad career in
1964 as a carman-oiler for the St. Louis- San Francisco Railway"
(Wikipedia.org) is going to take over CSX?  So there for we all need to
learn French?  What type of drugs are you taking when you came up with
this crap?  While I don't know this for a fact, I would be very
surprised if E. Hunter Harrison himself can speak French.  

One thing I do know is this, if I were you, I wouldn't worry about E.
Hunter Harrision or learning French.  I would go back to the Atlanta
and swish and swallow some of more of that Kool-Aid CSX is handing out
to those of you in the Tony Ingram Train Master School.  An idiot like
you is giving someone like that fat lazy bastard "train master
wantabee" Brian Edwards a run for his money as CSX's own, Village

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2015

Everyone keep Crying about csx and how your treated.  I know my check
never bounced neither has yours and half you Wo- men live like kings...
But here is the real deal everyone run and get Rosetta StonE Start
brushing up on your french and get ready for a real ride.  Jake you
better no sleep on this ride get up we are called for 730

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2015


I second what Not Fooled just said!

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Name: not fooled
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2015

Conductor 10-20

NOT!!!! OK BOB....Mr csx mole. You know he didn't post anything that
isn't 90% true. So go back under your rock and quit trying to start
your fight. We will hold our ground. No matter how much blow or money
they offer you to disrupt this website and draw everyones attention
away from serious and touchy subjects it wont do you any good. The
truth will always prevail and you will never make this website go


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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2015

WHO is this "Informer"?
Just another nit-wit douche bag that blows off without having true
knowledge of facts?  No honor, no integrity. Must be a locomotive
wanna-be engineer.

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Name: Informer
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2015

You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later
when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that
most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee
record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only
apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made
that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put
in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that
use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let
them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need.
Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going
to listen and make the difference? No one.... 

      CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that
gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the
areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban
threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes,
just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood.

      Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the
manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement
and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right!

      So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the
employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that
employee disgruntled?

      Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact
based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull
paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't
care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously
repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also
keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!!

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