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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: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2014

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/10/8555535/senator-labels-federal-railroad-agency-lawless-rogue

Senator labels federal railroad agency ‘lawless, rogue’
FRA..."lawless agency ... a rogue agency"..
...The Metropolitan Transportation Authority “has blood on its hands
but the blame belongs to the federal oversight agency as well,”...
.."On the issue of the F.R.A., I’ll be very blunt—they are much too
captive to the industry they’re supposed to regulate," he said. "They
are much too deferential to the railroad companies as opposed to the
freight transporters, the passengers and the commuters who depend on
them for regulation.”...
...The main culprit standing in the way of safer railroads, according
to the senators, was the F.R.A...

BINGO

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2014

http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/Sheriff-Flooding-causes-Benton-Co-trail-derailment-280539012.html?gallery=y&img=0&c=y

These R.J. Corman bunch need to put some ass into it.

They still paid cas under the table?

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2014

Let's see railroad whore L@N dispatch trying to get railroaders killed.
Two articles with nothing about running through the gate.Now I gave the
latitude/longitude. Copy and paste into Google maps ---set the yellow
token down on the dot after it locks down and use your mouse to look
around. The one-way two lane street is missing a gate on the outer
lane. What's there is a misaligned POS crossing signal with a light
post right in front of it. strret mounted signals have been obsolete
for years because they are easily obscured by bigger vehicles.

40.1010733,-85.6781399 Plug into google map and set down the
token

Now go back to your railroad benjo ditch and waller in your crap.

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 October 2014

Pines you moron: The missing gate is gone because the idiot ran through
the gate and broke it off.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2014

So the driver wqas distracted from trying to beat the train? What about
the missing crossing arm and other damaged vehicles backed up by the
gate?

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/police-say-distraction-caused-train-accident/article_fa65d697-eefd-51e8-a011-abcd85457e10.html

Police say 'distraction' caused train accident


http://wishtv.com/2014/10/27/minivan-freight-train-collide-in-downtown-anderson/#comment-1656972215
...Police say a Pontiac minivan tried to beat a westbound CSX freight
train across the tracks at the railroad crossing on Main Street and
slammed into the locomotive...
40.1010733,-85.6781399 Plug into google map and set down the
token---one way street with complete sight obstructions east and west.
Missing crossing arm on one lane of traffic which is ILLEGAL. How do
the state/feds/railroads inspecting this crossing miss that fact? So
the gate had to be down 30 seconds before the train arrived so where
are the 15 drivers that would have been backed up statements? Second
track 100 yards up the tracks.

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Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Mikeywardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

Hey Ho Fatman Garrett has to go! Another derailment at Madisonville, KY
today. Three derailments in Howell yard in Evansville. Garrett is on
double secret probation from Johnny Fortune teller. Blamed the three
derailments on the assistant roadmaster in Evansville. Now when will
Garrett take responsibility. Now another track inspector out of service
for stealing fuel but why did Garrett pay him truck driver pay in
Vincennes for three years.

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Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

Well since this post says safety  1st, Well let me post a few why
personal injuries happen esp on yard jobs and the solution for the
company is so damm simple, ie--ITS lubrication-- switches & draw bars
as many get hurt adjusting just those 2 things.

The only time a rail car gets a lube on the the carrier irons is when
the car just came out of were they build them, other than that forget
it, then the switches esp in yards are if yer lucky lubed 1 time a yr,
yup that is why there are so many injuries in yards, they are to dam
cheap to pay a mow man to have those lubed up,if fact they cut that job
off permanent to save a few bucks, And then when someone gets hurt
trying to throw one of those unlubed switches, its right away he did it
wrong & a investigation & discipline will follow, I have run into by
passed draw-bars in yard switching were it took a come along to move
the monster into the correct position, and i have seen carrier irons so
worn out and hanging so low that you can not even couple to the next car
and yes they let these kind of things go out on the main line to, and
then when a derailment happens, oh its the crew who is at fault, pull
the tapes pull the cams, damm i never knew some oil & grease was that
expensive, just put it this way, a low carrier iron worn from not
getting the proper lube, it breaks as the train is going 40 mph and we
all know what is going to happen---PILE UP.Hell i dont know maby the
company gets a kick back from train wrecks and the hulture scab gang .
and not to even mention how many times bowl liners get a reg lube
job---1 time when the car was built 20 yrs ago, and these officials
wonder why derailments happen,,,Go figure!

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2014

http://wishtv.com/2014/10/27/minivan-freight-train-collide-in-downtown-anderson/#comment-1656972215
...Police say a Pontiac minivan tried to beat a westbound CSX freight
train across the tracks at the railroad crossing on Main Street and
slammed into the locomotive...
40.1010733,-85.6781399 Plug into google map and set down the
token---one way street with complete sight obstructions east and west.
Missing crossing arm on one lane of traffic which is ILLEGAL. How do
the state/feds/railroads inspecting this crossing miss that fact? So
the gate had to be down 30 seconds before the train arrived so where
are the 15 drivers that would have been backed up statements? Second
track 100 yards up the tracks.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 October 2014

Tired too

They railroad knew what was going on. I hate to say it but he was a
minority and they overlooked a lot of rule violations because he played
the system. He was no dummy. I've worked with him when a TM would come
down to the crew room asking why he wasn't upstairs attending an
investigation on him. He intentionally wouldn't sign or pick up from
the post office any registered letters. So technically he never got
notified. He retired  a few years ago. I tolerated it seeing it was
only catching a trip with him every now & then. It wasn't worth the
fight. Besides who was I going to complain to?  lol

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Name: tired too
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 October 2014

RRJ


No! That's called babysitting a worthless son of a bi... that needs to
find a job somewhere else. We all know that it requires sleep to do our
jobs and to stay awake all night and its hard as hell but if you have
to fight and argue with a joke like that he needs to go work in a
library. It wont be long before we all have inward facing cameras and
these professional train riders will be gone. Im looking forward to it!
 Its Jacksonville who is creating these idiots. They let them run the
simulators  in school and then after they teach them how to play with
their big toys and use that green box, they think they know everything.
I think we should stop letting the conductors practice running out
there. Let them learn after they go to school and then maybe they wont
be so smart about thinking they know everything.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2014

I understand a brand new marked up conductor is giving his engineer a
checklist on how he can be a better engineer on each trip he
makes.....can't wait to get one so I can wad it up and throw it in the
trash or better yet in his face.....wonder if it is taught in Atlanta to
be an arrogant dick head ....words of wisdom new boys....don't sit
there and tell me how smart you are shut up and show me you can do the
job......

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 October 2014

?????

Anyone whose been on the railroad has experienced all sorts of
different personalities, some good some not. There's always a
percentage that gets sleep, has inferiority complexes ect...Even with
all the quarks it's better with two onboard. One conductor I
occasionally worked with was everything you described. Only time he got
on the radio was to let other trains, MOW ect...know he was on the
train. lol. His sleeping habit was the strangest out of all because I
found out he needed a night light. Several trips we argued over his
sleeping with all the overhead lights on while running down the road. I
explained if anyone saw him I'd also take the hit for allowing it. One
night after I extinguished the lights on his side multiple times in
which he woke up and turned them back on it finally dawned on me to
take his lantern put it on the desk and turn it on. Problem solved.
That's called working together.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2014

CSX Transportation [CSX ] kills 100 people in 100 million miles NOT 1
like normal drivers.

The simple railroad safety formula

100 million divided by total train miles. That number times number the
railroad murdered during the same period. Pretty much shows the
railroad idiots outrunning their sight stopping distance are at fault.

State - All States  County - All
January To July, 2014
Total fatalities:      488
Total train miles:     441,055,279
+++++++++++++++++++++
SELECTION: Railroad - Amtrak [ATK ]
Total fatalities:       69
Total train miles:      23,669,936
Amtrak kills 292 people in 100 million miles NOT 1.
++++++++++++++++++++
BNSF Rwy Co. [BNSF]
Total fatalities:       53
Total train miles:     108,586,539
BNSF kills 49 people in 100 million miles NOT 1.
+++++++++++++++++++
Buffalo & Pittsburgh RR, Inc. [BPRR]
Total fatalities:    1
Total train miles:         266,196
Buffalo & Pittsburgh RR kills 376 people in 100 million miles NOT 1.
++++++++++++++++++++
Caltrain Commuter Railroad Company [PCMZ]
Total fatalities:        5 
Total train miles:         824,636
Caltrain Commuter Railroad Company kills 606 people in 100 million
miles NOT 1.
++++++++++++++++++++
Canadian National - North America [CN  ]
Total fatalities:       17 
Total train miles:      12,090,848
Canadian National - North America [CN  ] kills 141 people in 100
million miles NOT 1.
++++++++++++++++++++
Canadian Pacific Rwy Co. [CP] 
Total fatalities:        3
Total train miles:       6,947,821
Canadian Pacific Rwy Co. [CP] kills 43 people in 100 million miles NOT
1
+++++++++++++++++++++
CSX Transportation [CSX ]
Total fatalities:       58 
Total train miles:      58,168,604
CSX Transportation [CSX ] kills 100 people in 100 million miles NOT 1.
+++++++++++++++++++++
Kansas City Southern Rwy Co. [KCS
Total fatalities:        6  
Total train miles:       6,655,815
Kansas City Southern Rwy Co. [KCS] kills 90 people in 100 million
miles
NOT 1.
++++++++++++++++++++
MARC Train Service [MACZ]
Total fatalities:        1 
Total train miles:         767,058
MARC Train Service [MACZ] kills 130 people in 100 million miles NOT 1.
+++++++++++++++++++
Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority [MBTA]
Total fatalities:        5 
Total train miles:       2,485,094
Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority [MBTA] kills 201 people in 100
million miles NOT 1.
+++++++++++++++++++
Norfolk Southern Corp. [NS ]
Total fatalities:       73 
Total train miles:      55,592,180
Norfolk Southern Corp. [NS ] kills 131 people in 100 million miles NOT
1.
++++++++++++++++++
Northeast IL Regional Commuter Rail Corp. [NIRC]
Total fatalities:       12  
Total train miles:       4,359,210
Northeast IL Regional Commuter Rail Corp. [NIRC] kills 275 people in
100 million miles NOT 1.
+++++++++++++++++++
Pan Am Rwys/Guilford System [GRS]
Total fatalities:        1
Total train miles:       1,065,586
Pan Am Rwys/Guilford System [GRS] kills 94 people in 100 million miles
NOT 1.
++++++++++++++++++++
South Florida Regional Transit Authority [SFRV]
Total fatalities:        3 
Total train miles:         664,799
South Florida Regional Transit Authority [SFRV] kills 451 people in
100
million miles NOT 1
++++++++++++++++++++
Trinity Rwy Express [TREX]
Total fatalities:        2
Total train miles:         264,364
Trinity Rwy Express [TREX] kills 757 people in 100 million miles NOT
1.
++++++++++++++++++++
Union Pacific RR Co. [UP  ]
Total fatalities:      106
Total train miles:     101,183,089
Union Pacific RR Co. [UP ] kills 105 people in 100 million miles NOT
1.
+++++++++++++++++++
Virginia Rwy Express [VREX]
Total fatalities:        1
Total train miles:         214,212
Virginia Rwy Express [VREX] kills 467 people in 100 million miles NOT
1.++++++++++++++++++++

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 October 2014

Robert T Pines:

Mugshots.com ID: 69908027 Age: 60 Home Address: Sullivan Arrest Date:
11/21/2013 Info: was arrested on the charge of Tampering With a
Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in custody.

Pines, shouldn't you be picking up trash on the side of the highway.
If you do, lookout for the speeding trucks that have sucky brakes and
no steering. You could be the next statistic .

I bet you look cute in your little orange jumpsuit....

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2014

R-14-51 Date: October 22, 2014
Work with CSX Transportation Company and private landowners to conduct
engineering studies of the accident grade crossing (140833J) and the
three other private highway–railroad grade crossings (140831V, 140828M,
and 140829U) evaluated in this investigation, and take actions to
improve their safety, such as removing visual obstructions, installing
signage, and altering roadway geometry.
+++++++++++++++++
I give Bob comer credit for R-14-51 for his exposure of all these
crossings being POS. The train crews in this area owe him a steak
dinner for saving some of their lives since they are too dimwitted to
figure sight obstructions are deadly on their own.

L&N dispr...I am working with a shortline about cutting back brush at a
crossing, because the railroads can do a better job...Bob Comer can come
and help there csx lackie.

L&N dispr pic
http://www.fugly.com/pictures/16208/head_up_ass.html

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2014

Robert T Pines:

Mugshots.com ID: 69908027 Age: 60 Home Address: Sullivan Arrest Date:
11/21/2013 Info: was arrested on the charge of Tampering With a
Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in custody.


Pines, shouldn't you be picking up trash on the side of the highway. 
If you do, lookout for the speeding trucks that have sucky brakes and
no steering.  You could be the next statistic .  

I bet you look cute in your little orange suit.....

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Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2014

KYLE


Looks like old head hit a nerve... Using the f....word doesn't make
you look any more intelligent. Now, maybe what you should have
responded with is a few suggestions on what to do when an engineer gets
stuck in a hot cab with no ac and the toilets smells like shit and the
engines aren't running worth a crap and are so damn loud with noise he
cant hear himself think and the lateral movement kicks his back out of
place and then........drum roll.....he gets stuck with a conductor who
is doing all the crap that he listed on his post. Just what would you
suggest he do with someone who would do all that crap. Maybe old head
is a great engineer and maybe has just had enough of the "IM THE
RANKING EMPLOYEE ON THIS JOB" and I know and cry about everything! 
Just what would you suggest any engineer do with someone like that?
Cant throw them off the train and cant gag them. Cant put a drug in
their milk.  Got any ideas!!!!

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Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

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Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

Well as you peeps know i do write on this site at times and i am a rail,
work as cond for ns, and ns sucks too, but it has got better since they
got rid of ingram, now it seems csx got all the prick rejects from ns,
well shit floats down hill, What i found out about the rr,s--class 1,s
the more stupid you are about the the real operating rules is the most
likely you will become a RFE or TM,--a few yrs back i knew this 1
trainman, he did not know that a engine has a angle cock on each end
and they made this guy a TM---??? Go figure. Oh maby i do know, cuz i
knew him nice kid too, but he had some type of degree from pitt
university transportation, hard to figure 4 yrs to get that degree and
he did not know a locomotive had a angle cock on both ends. wooo that
blew my mind.

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Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

Ton you old head, fuck you, you engineers do the same dam thing, How
many times i worked the head end and seen hoggers sleep while
running,And if you think 1 man crews are for the better, well then i
hope you are on 1 of those 130 car trains and when that thing goes into
ER, you get yer fat ass off that seat and Carrie that knuckle back 120
cars and replace it with yer brawn muscles, you would have a stroke
after 20 car lenths, Just cuz yer a enginman does not make you better
than anyone else, And get this old head engineering man. most times
when fatal rear end collisions happen, its your craft who was running
the locomotive, Yes i know its not right for the front trainman to run
a engine, but at times it can be a good thing, AND just for you, ya
know those BOR rule classes-tests, i am as a rule of thumb, 1 of the
first ones to finish with that test out of 35 others, And no i dont
cheat on that test either, i dont have too cuz i know more than you
might think, and just for a note mr old head, oh yea i do know, it was
yer brotherhood of locomotive engineers who sold the firemans job down
the drain for that extra few bucks, You should be glad you have a
trainman in that cab with you, WTF would you do if some serious medical
problem came up with you or any other crew member?  oh call the dis and
wait 20 min for a RE?, you can be dead before that, but just maby that
cond on the head just might be able to save yer life, or that hogger
can save the life of the cond? yea all this can happen and it did in
the past,And yer a hooger who never bitches about anything??? well for
that i will say only 1 thing---lier!

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