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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: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2014

What's gonna be funny is when you are in an URN...lmfao.....

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

So the dispatcher wanna be and train wanna bees sit in this lil room.

L&n disp in a deep pirate voice ----Well there's good urns and
there's bad urns. I was was the bestus goodurn. Kinda funny.

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Name: WARNING
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING....


THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS
NOT A JOKE!

ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO
FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE
MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS
NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU
TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE
COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED
WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN
THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY
RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE
TERRITORY.

AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA
CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR
TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW
EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER!

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

Re engr:  First and foremost, I am glad  I do not have to deal with ec 1
anymore.  What a joke.  If you work a job long enough, you know which
engr will run and the ones that will not.  As far as holding a train
for 3 hours for an Amtrak is ridiculous.   All I can say, is to keep
good delays and turn them in.  Even better, make copies and send them
to the higher ups, they love to see that kind of shit. But supervisors
have dispatchers scared to take chances because of getting charged.  I
ran one if the busiest Amtrak and hot pig corridors on CSX ( I 95.
Florence to DC) and it really was a challenge to keep locals and
merchandise trains running.

I had a TM tell me to run a train that had a 45 minute run and dogged
in 3 hours.  I told I would not do it.   He asked me why, I told him
who the engr was and be said tie him down.  

I know it is hard to run trains with the crap engines.   But all a
dispr ask, is to tell the truth.  I would run the hell out of someone
until they screwed me deliberately ..then it will take a while for me
to trust a crew again.  And some never did get on my good list again
because they always lied to me.

PINES shut up,  grown ups are posting.  You have been quiet for a week,
hmmm you must have been picking up trash in your little cute orange
suit.  Isn't there a site where convicted felons can post.  
Tractor trailers cause 6.5 deaths to ONLY one railroad deaths.  Google
that you felon ...

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Name: Chuga Chuga
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

In Short. Now I wait for it to rain.

IMHO

CC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjajTnzWAqs

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2014

Slow down for animals on the tracks ....notch 8 for anything else....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2014

Pines.....I don't care.....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2014

L & N dispatch....with that being said ....I know the current
dispatchers whom will give an opportunity to make it to a said point
for a train meet and bet your bottom dollar I will do the best I can
with the junk engines I have to work with to be there on time...on the
other hand certain dispatchers won't let you on the main line cause
Amtrak is three hours away....do dispatchers talk among themselves on
whom will run and whom will count the ties?.....the advent of the EC1
form for mainline movement is a royal pain in the ass for everyone
involved....to much confusion and to much time on the radio...some
dispatchers know what you want to do to clear by a location and a few
want it word for word and are anal as all get out to clear by a
location....I hope someday EC 1 will be gone for good.....if a
subdivision operates on EC1authority exclusively then it should have a
dedicated dispatcher to do it on that sub only and no other......but
that might not be in the budget....lol....

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2014

Ain't there a stupid f--k dispatcher yap place on one of these boards?

SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ]
All Regions
State - All States  County - All
August To August, 2014
Total fatalities:        6 
Total train miles:       8,649,635
69 killed per 100 million train miles traveled.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2014

Re engr :  Yes, you are right there are some sorry dispatches, try
relieving one of them.  It will make for a miserable start of the day. 
The chief knows who the good ones are but he can't do much if he/she
are working by the rules.  It is just like the RFE will not do anything
to an engr who refuses to run at timetable speed.  

The problem about getting good dispatchers because there is not a pool
of operators to choose from anymore.  It is just pot luck.  They will
get a good T&E person that just can't cut it as a dirpr.  It usually
takes a good three years for a dispr to be good one, but some never
will.  The problem with the new ones are they let T&E talk them into
train meets, which can screw up the whole railroad because one bad
train meet will effect 5 other meets.  TM's are great at doing that. 
Believe it or not a bad dispatcher does a pretty good job.  I probably
trained over 25 dispatchers over my years and about 6 did not make it. 
It is a job that is not for everyone.  But I do have respect for every
craft out there that has to put up with CSX.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

There are some great dispatchers out there....there are some lousy ones
as well...one can tell what kind of day he is going to have by what
dispatcher is working that day....seems like the chief could pick up on
who is good and not so good and take action to correct the
situation.....I just get tired of sitting on an engine for 12 plus
hours for no apparent reason.....supposedly have a ride ordered up that
never shows up....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

Right back atcha L & N dispatcher.....

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Name: Chuga Chuga
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2014

The stock Looked strong today. May hold of on shorting a few days to see
where it goes.

I would bet on a Trifecta to make a good killing shorting this stock.

1. Ferguson Riots

2. Snow fall to interrupt Crude shipments.

3. Failure of meeting their goal to put 300 employees on the street.

I will hold quarterly financial results. I will expect losses or will
not meet expectations.

IMHO ALWAYS!

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Name: Barney Google
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2014

Anyway the moderator can put a "Like" Button on the posts? So as I can
click it if I Like the post.

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Name: kyle
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

Well it was sort of dumbfounding for me when i hired on conrail a few
yrs back,lol,, but in all those lil 9 track yards were i worked, they
always had a tm & a rfe, for what i dont know as those type of yards
ran themselves, maby they had those assholes there just to make sure
that if you fucked up that you would get discipline as there is no
other reason to have them, and you talk about a waste of company
money,,LOL.

and man i seen some really stupid tm,s & rfe,s had 1 rfe a old head at
a derailment 1 night, 3 locos were buried excel deep and this rfe a old
head said we can pull them back on with re-rail frogs even though the
wreck master said you need the big hook, and yes the asshole tryed it
for 3 hrs and got no were for 2 hrs, he finally said to us go and get
the wreck derrick,. see what i mean about how fuckin stupid and bull
headed these management peeps are, all the dumb ass had to do was just
listen to what the wreck master said in the first place, and me and all
the guys knew who was right in the first place, and it sure was not that
rfe, all he did was cost the company more money with the delay in his
idiot thinking with is re-rail 3 big sd-40,s with frogs, ha ha when the
wreck derrick got there those 3 units were buried to the frame.but it
was funny to watch a old head rfe go down the tubes like that.

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Name: kyle
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

To ip disp, the reason your job got hard is that the rr in thier way of
thinking got rid of all the block station towers were the operators
took care of lining switches & signals to save a few bucks, ie to cut a
fat hog in the ass, and now its all back firing on them, well good for
them as they are the ones who did this, then add on to the company
ripping out tracks, taking double track to single track and expecting
trains to move as if nothing at all happened, plus ripping out signal
systems and making a lot of it dark territory, which i consider a
dangerous practise as that has failed many times, hell i even seen a
news cast were some vandles broke off a switch lock in dark territory
which resulted in a wreck, This is not csx or ns doing this, its all
the class 1 roads, well i can put it very simple for these assholes who
manage the rr in that big glass office in downtown who knows were, you
cant move 60 trains a day in each direction on a single main, Its just
a shame that these class 1 roads did not have the forsite to expect the
amount of traffic that has happened over the past few yrs, see if they
were smart they would have known this.LOL.

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Name: IP Dispatcher
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

T&E, Engineering, Signals....

Come sit with me and you will find out why people end up in the insane
asylum.

Trains coming from Chicago/Garrett, North Balt, Toledo, Lima, Columbus,
Marion, New Castle, Cleveland/Buffalo.... Throw in some track
work/signals/locals/ xing protections,  you have yourself a fun time.

AND THAT IS A GOOD DAY.

If that job paid $500.00 a day, I still would't want it.

/ciao/

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

FORGOT.:  some other this things discussed, false activations and
activation failures,  m of w engs that need to be set off and picked
up, emergencies, trains that have had UDE,  rough track, bridge
problems, yard master and TM instructions, chief instructions, DTO
instructions. ,.....a little more than you thought, isn't it.....

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Also, you said you toned up the dispr and he asked you " who is this"
did you not answer with your train ID..

A train dispr  turnover is a hell of a lot different than a train crew
tranfer...

I mean, what the hell do you have to transfer, here are my waybills or
should I say work orders.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Engr:  you say a dispr turnover is a big joke.  Do you know what a
turnover consist of.. my guess is no.  Now let me help you out on what
is discussed on a turnover.

Trains that are short on time, 707, 704, hot train, shut down cars on
trains, trains that have to s/o and p/u, hi wide orders, slow orders,
division orders, heat orders, broken rails, locals and where they have
to work, which Amtrak is hot, pigs not to be touched, other subdivns
that are having trouble, weather, ( wash outs ext)

Now here are the big part of the turnover.  WHAT CREWS ARE OUT TO SCREW
YOUR EYE BALLS OUT, WHO IS SLOW WALKING, CREWS THAT ARE OUT TO MAKE OT,
which engr is counting cross ties instead of running his train ...

You better hope a dispr gets a good turnover or YOUR LIFE might depend
on it...

SIT IN WITH A DISPR ONE TIME...Your attitude might change...

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