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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2017

Conductor
Employees at corporate Have clerks to write for them. The poster told
us to look at the first CSX in the news.  I'd say that's him. I'm
going to watch what he says not how well he writes.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

The poster showing the relationship with csx as a 30+ yr. corporate
employee: it's just too hard to believe an individual with that poor
of communication & writing skill really\truly works in that type of
position.  Safety First.

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Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Shareholder
When looking to invest in railroads, look at their investments in
infrastructure. Ocassionally you may see a refurbished engine or coal
cars but in general it's poor when crews are in cabs without heat or
cooling. How about railroads going to remote controlled trains?  Now
that shows a good investment right? Running trains non stop without a
crew who gets tired or refuses to call in.  This can be and will be
accomplished by Positive Train Control (TPC).
What must be considered is: is it the railroads making the investment
or the taxpayers? Railroads are willing to make improvements as long as
the government pays for them. I'll compile a list for you starting with
PTC.  How do we get government to pay for TPC?
You have the public make a demand of government to improve rail safety.
Example: wait on a transit train to hit a curve in PA. at 100mph and
derail. The corrupt politician points to TPC as the answer. The public
rail transportation runs on rail carriers for the most part. The BNSF
is requested (first) who says SURE we'll put in TPC as long as
government pays for it. It's not fraud, waste and abuse if it benefits
the public by $1. So do we invest in railroads who are bilking the
people as a means of infrastructure improvements to show a share holder
profit?

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Name: THE whistleblower
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Share Holder
I'm still skeptical about Trump but, he is fulfilling campaign
promises. One is to stop fraud, waste and abuse. Another is to drain
the swamp.  It is difficult to do these things without insider help. As
posters you may be a hacker from India and I just some nut case. Let's
assume you represent a group of large investors and I some railroad
insider with a lot of knowledge. Now, let's talk railroads and
investments!
When looking for a company to invest in you look for future, how well
the company maintains and improves infrastructure.  Coke-Cola is a good
investment but is less risky and pays lower dividends but Coke is a safe
investment.  Let's say Coke really screws over an employee who makes
public that Coke has an ingredient that has been causing cancer for
decades.  Your Coke shares become penny stock over night, right?
With this forward we can maybe help in your decision to invest in
railroads.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2017

By now, anyone who follows RRs at all, is well aware of the RRs
investments & plans for intermodal and likewise, the decline of the
coal traffic. Kudos to that WV senator.  After the construction work is
completed - 19 jobs.  WOO-HOO!  Sad.

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Name: JohnJacobJingleheimerSchmid
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2017

http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/shipping-options/intermodal/terminals-and-schedules/prichard-wv-heartlandintermodalgateway.html

Looks like Norfolk Southern two and three day dwell time is tying up
interstate commerce.
So the crap sits there for hours/days and then they get in a hurry.

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Name: Pinhead
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Please stop posting this conspiracy stuff it hurts my brain if its not a
movie.  Looking all this stuff up is a lot of work will you do it for
me?

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Name: Resident of Prichard
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

Maybe I can help. I'm not a railroad employee but I do live in Prichard
and attended a meeting with WV Senator Plymale and a NS RRoAttorney to
explain this facility.
The Senator explained it this way.  We are the Gateway to the Heartland
of America.  We will be increasing the size of tunnels through our
mountains to allow double stack trailers on a flat car to get through. 
This will allow products from around the world to be unloaded in
Virginia and North Carolina ports and have a direct route through the
mountains to Chicago.  Every 170 mile Along this rail corridor will be
Inland Ports for railroads to drop shipments.  Deliveries to WalMart,
Home Depot and so on will be handled by truck.  Products from the
Heartland can easily be shipped to Europe. The reason for this facility
being in Prichard is that Prichard is the first stop on the Heartland
side of the mountains. $95 million dollars in Federal funds have been
appropriate to widen the tunnels.  The state will pay for the
construction of this this facility.  This is a huge economic boom for
the state.  When the facility is completed it will employee 19 people.

Jerry Smith

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Name: Pinhead
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

You remind me of Mel Gibsons character in Conspiracy Theory. The next
post will about the lizard people ruling the world. Get a life ...

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Name: Press
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

Can some one please explain the purpose of a Norfolk Southern Intermodal
facility in Prichard West Virginia?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Re: Conductor
Sorry! The RRs have been running on the people's money for decades. We
vote one crook out of office and they replace him with one just as 
corrupt.  Let me ask you this:  the government is beating up on the
injuns again, taking their land for this pipe line.  Who is helping
them?
Is there any new products for RRs to ship?  Let's just turn AMERCA
into one huge shipping hub for the world. That'll do it. We been
working on this since 1492 HA!  
Watch for the government to start dredging the Mississippi in New
Orleans. This shanty town has blocked river traffic long enough.  We
already took the people living by the river and placed them all over
the country.  God help us!  Let the rumors begin.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Corporate:
Still are millions of people in this country - registered voters,
who are pretty fed up with & sick of footing the bill for things they
don't agree with & shouldn't have to.  We'll see.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Re: pinhead
I agree with you.  The Existing RRs must be maintained and operated as
is. Some will be upgraded to handle high speed remotes.  These will be
the new main lines, where RRs make money. The new RRs will be in the
Heartland and Canada. These trains will be remote and run at 125 mph.
Right beside the new pipe line, fiber optics and 5 lane highways each
direction.  We could tell you a lot about this but research it for
yourself and watch Trumps moves on transportation issues.

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Name: DrunkPines
E-mail: soused@again
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

http://www.wxow.com/story/34578799/2017/02/Wednesday/winona-company-home-to-state-of-the-art-railroad-technology

"It has a 100 percent detection rate," he said. "It does not miss a
train, ever."

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

All right Ape you've got the concept. China and Japan are eating us for
breakfast, we have to get creative!
Re: shareholder
Yes the things you mention have an enormous price tag, like tunneling
through mountains. What you don't  factor in is the RRs won't be
paying for it. Example: We have already completed two tunnels in the
Appalacians. One is for CSX northern  WV and the other for NS RR in
southern WV. These are to allow for double stacks to the heartland.
The cost to expand these tunnels? Over $100 million each. Did CSX and
NS pay for this
OF COURSE NOT!   WV Senator, NIck Joe Rayhall used the people's money
to foot the bill. The state of WV is building an intermodal inland port
for NS as we speak.  Whose money is being used?  The people's.  Want to
see it?  Google Earth, Prichard, WV zip 25555.  The BNSF RR is asking
the Feds to pay for installation of the space technology to be used
with remote trains.

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Name: Pinhead
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

If you think that scenario is the normal day for t&e these days you
aren't sorely mistaken. Railroading already doesn't work that way
anymore. There's not all these people left anymore. You're right, it
would be much more efficient for a computer to spit out instructions,
then build a train yourself, inspect it yourself, then get authority
from a computer to give you authority to leave and depart. That should
all take about an hour... You fail to realize that actual work needs to
be done that can't be accomplished by pushing a button and regulations
need to be met. Can there be improvements and will these continue to be
more cuts and changes, of course, but you are still delusional.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

The Israeli military have hired a small number of genius grade
teenagers. Why? because they will come up with innovative thoughts to
help their military succeed. They will NOT start with saying "this is
the way we always do it". We start with saying tell the conductor to
call the yardmaster, check with the car inspector, and see if the
hi-railer has cleared the track. All those are old time, traditional
jobs. What happens when totally new people come in, knowing nothing
about the good old days, and start from scratch. We all want to protect
our jobs, but secretly we know it could be done differently. What if the
conductor gets his text message from the computer, calls uber to take
the crew to the power unit, consults his kindle e-reader for bulletins
and haz mat? These are minor changes and yet make real differences.
What if someone thinks about REAL changes?

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Name: Shareholder
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

Entire new rail lines, tunnels through mountains, etc. & trains to be
operated safely via remote?  Costs for all that would be astronomical
at the least.  Investors will be OK with losing their butt(s) for yrs.?
 Hardly.  We'll see.  BTW, how old is Buffet now?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Re: pin head
RRs are intentionally letting things fall apart. No need to pay for
maintenance when restructuring is coming.  The restructure includes
high speed transit in the East, new rails in the Mid West running with
the new pipe lines. New tunnels will be created to get through the
Appalachian and Rocky Mountains connecting East and West coasts. Why do
you think Warren Buffet bought the BNSF? Warrens depending on inside
trader information. To rebuild existing RRs will take longer but to lay
new lines in the plains notso long. The remotes in yards are Research
and Development stages. New lines built specially for remote is a piece
of cake. Do a Google search on "inland ports Canada"  and let me know
what you think. Make AMERCA Great Again.

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Name: Pinhead 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Remote trains in 4 to 6 years my ass. Maybe 10-15 maybe. You honestly
think the rr could have an approved functioning plan like that in short
order ? Delusional. Everything here, including new technology is broken
and works like shit, keep dreaming

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