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: Robert Pines
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2016


...Thompson, with the aid of a Navajo interpreter, pleaded not guilty
to the charges...

So where does one find the UP MOW Navajo version training manual? Is
there like a Navajo dispatcher there Jens?

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Name: Management 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

"Rumors are floating around that the next round of CSX cuts will be
approximately 500 yardmasters throughout the system, leaving less than
200.  I wonder if this could be tied to the August buyout rumor in
transportation that is out there?  Anyone heard?"

Yes! Right after we collect campaign contributions for Hillary

Employees have the option to contribute 100% after tax.
Also, 100% after tax buyout amount. 

Have a safe day,

Today's meal is Tomorrow's movement.

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Name: Ben O. Verbich
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

Rumors are floating around that the next round of CSX cuts will be
approximately 500 yardmasters throughout the system, leaving less than
200.  I wonder if this could be tied to the August buyout rumor in
transportation that is out there?  Anyone heard?

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Name: Management
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016


We are extremely proud to announce we are beating Donald Trump in
campaign funding.

With the employee's small contributions and the many foreign
contributions to change US laws to make our friends more confortable in
our great nation. We have to ask our employees to sacrifice a bit more
to get Hillery Clinton over the $46 million mark. 

Prince Muhammad Bigbotay said: 
"It's Donald Trump's loss if he don't want to take money from the
Middle East and special interest groups." 

Have a safe day,

Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

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Name: indimidated
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2016


You better start hitting these yards a little harder.  There's a lot
going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping
the phones of the chiefs too!  They will do anything to get a train
across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to
their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws.  You
have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im
the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are
you going take control of this situation?

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Name: ??
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

AVON yard crews

Does anyone know for a fact where the switching limits in avon yard
begin and end?  Im hearing they end at CP GALE and west of MY because
that's as far as the remote crews are allowed to travel. Then I was
told it was farther for real crews with conventional engines. Im
hearing that the FRA put a limit on it for moving hazmat cars out on
the main line with out ct 168 info and not having to have a class 1
brake test.  Sure would like to know exactly where the switching limits
ends. Not terminal limits. That has nothing to do with legal switching
limits.  Any help would be great.

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Name: sick of it
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

Upper Management

We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints
that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims.
Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't
deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They
don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying
which is unethical as HELL!   Surely to god you have a GPS program that
is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all
times.  Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's
the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us.  We challenge
you to respond with a reasonable explanation.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2016

Just think, 
with out managers you could sit by the phone for years, waiting on the
call that never comes. One day, and that may be today-- 2 Engineers
will be on board. Two qualified Engineers and a Conductor cub is the
perfect match. C/E--C/E and conductor cub until the Conductor completes
Chu Chu school. Two person crew every time there is not a rested
Conductor available. Just makes sense.

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Name: Management
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

As a reminder the company highly encourages every employee to think
about how participating in a LGTB meeting would benefit them. 

Employees can discuss topics such as, LGTB issues related to work and
employee comradery, business practice, recruiting, LGTB life outside
the railroad and issues relating to message boards like this one for

Have a safe day,

Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Hey: Here at Home:
                   Lets make it clear that WE are the good guys part of
the employment equation. Calling Brian Edwards fat, dirty, stupid,
etc.even if it has some accuracy just makes US look like we deserve
everything the carrier can dish out, and we are well deserving of
cattle prods, investigations, etc. Most of us are decent, middle class,
responsible workers that just want a fair trade in money and respect for
our efforts, and often do not get it. Nasty comments just makes us look

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Name: revolution
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016


Thanks for staying on point, and focused on what is important for those
of us in the trenches, and actually doing the work at CSX.  

This site is correct, it sucks out here.  I may be a third generation
railroader, but there is no 4th generation coming out here from my side
of the family.  While good paying middle class jobs are hard to come by
today, constantly looking over your shoulder, fearing for your job and
dealing with incompetent management that lacks ethics and morals is no
way to waste 30/years of your life.  You'll die of a health problems
related to stress, long before you'll ever draw your first Retirement
Benifits.  Not to mention miss participating in rasing your family as
they grow up.

Work just called.  Another train to no where, as how tomorrow
(doesn't) moves has called.

Thanks again for being focused on what really matters, and not wasting
everyone's time with stupid post like Pines and Management tend to do.

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Name: here at home
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Hey Brian Edwards, aka Management

I just read your post below.  Thanks for making and proving the point
of many on this website.  Fat, dumb, dirty and stupid is no way to go
through life.   And that you've done in spades.  

Keep wasting your time posting on the website Brian.   Anything that
keeps your weak mind and obese body off the rails, along with
continually proving how dumb you are, and what a liability you've
become to Jacksonville is a good thing.

While the rumor mill has it that your time as a company officer is
coming to an end, (now that you don't have a wife willing to screw
everyone necessary to protect your job) maybe you should consider
spending some of your freetime in the gym, brushing up on your craft,
taking a shower, and learning what a wonderful thing a washer and dryer
is, when it comes to cleaning your clothes.

Good luck finding wife number 4.  I'm sure if you can find one,
she'll be like the rest of the women in your life.  Only there long
enough to lock in her Railroad Retirement benifits, have you get her a
job on the railroad, then on to the next railroader that has all of the
things you lack.  Starting with a personality and good hygiene habits.

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Name: Management
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

With new developments in our country the company added a new campaign to
the ones we implemented a few weeks ago. We are running a "turn in your
guns campaign." It's simple, you turn in your guns no matter what
condition and you get 3X what they're worth. You will get taxed in
your paycheck 6X what you were compensated but don't pay attention to
This campaign was added to the support of Hillery Clinton, the
transportation of refugees before the November election and paycheck
deduction for support of the refugees.

And remember, when you log on to the Employee Gateway to vote don't
forget to vote for Hillary Clinton. 

Have a safe day

Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

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Name: Here at home
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2016

Hey Management, or should I call you Brian.   What's up?   You're
awful quite.  Getting tired of everyone dogging you about being fat,
dumb and incompetent?   Looks like once again someone dogged you, and
pointed out that your post are worthless, and not worth the time it
takes to type a reply.

Eric, thanks for posting the link to Hillary's Letter.   I was going
to vote for Trump, but if Hillary stands with us, and against CSX, I'm
going to stand with her this fall.

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Name: frustrated
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2016


Anyone else having a problem with the IVR????   Every time I try to
select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant
process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been
happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first
out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too.
How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because
they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said
you did.
Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to
date on technology by now.  Its like they don't want you being able to
do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew
caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a
crew caller decides to talk to you.  They need to get their shitz
together. This is getting old!

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Name: EX LC
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2016


Well said!  We have a major problem in our unions and its not going to
go away anytime soon until the Local Chairman grow a set of balls and
stick together. For some reason which is beyond any of our
understanding, the Local chairman are cowering down to their own
unions. UTU and BLET. They let the general chairman run rampant and
they fight amongst themselves. A fine example is the LC working out of
avon. Road east and road west members are working under the same exact
SSA but yet the east end LC negotiate different working conditions then
the west. The differences that exist now and that have gone on in the
past are too many to list. If all engineers out of avon are represented
by the same working agreement than it should be fairly enforced on both
side. There should be no favoritism. This creates division within the
union members and conflicts between LC.

The opposing LC love to dog on each other. What they fail to understand
is everyone no matter what local or union they are in are supporters of
the right to have a union and be treated with respect and dignity in
the work place. The division between locals and unions is a sickening
disgrace and should not be tolerated.  You said it all when you said "
United we stand divided we fall".  
That being said, it is up to the members to make a stand for what they
want. They out number their lC and general chairman. They own the
union. They pay for the unions to represent them. Members pay for a
service. Its the unions responsibility to make good on the service
their members pay for. The union works for you. You do not work for the
union. I suggest that everyone read the LMRDA and review their rights.
You can sue your union. You can retain your own lawyer. The Unions have
a time line on handling your claims. There are strict  federal guideline
on the operations of a union in the United States. Read them. Educate
yourself. Take YOUR UNION back!

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Name: Thunder Bolt.
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2016

I have to ask.  When will the employees stand together and work as one
to address the at least one of the wrongs that management inflicts upon
its employees?  I'm taking it that when CSX started their own school,
instead of charging tuition, they required that you leave your balls at
the door instead????? 

I remember when Tony Ingram forced everyone to work Christmas for
several years in a row.  Each year Ingram would promise to shut down
the railroad at Christmas time so that the T&E people could spend the
holidays with their families.  Two years in a row it didn't happen. 
The third year all of the engineers worth their salt marked off, and
the conductors stayed marked up.  The forth year the conductors marked
off, and the engineers stayed marked up.  The fifth year, per Ingram's
orders, the railroad shut down and everyone got Christmas off.

The lesson is, in case you missed it.  United We Stand. DIVIDED WE

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Name: Eric...
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2016


I'm glad to read that you support Hillary.  If you remember correctly,
Hillary didn't hesitate to make Tony Ingram, and CSX miserable while
she was a senator.  Hillary did this due to the many hazmat derailments
CSX was having, then and now.

Management as you tout CSX's support, PLEASE look at the two links
below.  Especially the second link.  Its my favorite, and I'm sure it
will be yours too, once you read it.


"New York politicians have crossed swords with railroads before on
safety issues. In 2007, then-Senator Hillary Clinton spurred the
Federal Railroad Administration to conduct a safety review of CSX
operations following accidents that included two New York


The link above is a letter Hillary sent the UTU.  Hillary thanks the
UTU for their support, and reminds the UTU, that when she becomes a

GO HILLARY.  (please build the wall though)

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Name: Spot....
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2016

Old Union.

You're speaking the truth.  

When I hired in there was a union.  You didn't just pay dues, like it
is today.  Both unions were good unions, and the old heads kept the
local chairman in line. If management screwed over one worker, all of
the workers stood together.  The old heads let everyone know, if it
happens to one, it can happen to all.  

Today our union representation is non existent.  I'm not sure if its
the union's fault that they don't represent us, or the fact that the
new guys think only of themselves first.  The only time a new guy wants
to stand with the union today is when they're in trouble.  Then they
want everyone to rush to THEIR aid.  When the shoe were on the other
foot, and a fellow employee needs them to stand up for them, they're
no where to be found.  The excuse is, "I don't want a target on my
back."  None of us want a target on our backs.  But when we don't
stand together, its easier for management to pick all of us off, one by
one when we stand alone.   Think about it.  Who do you think management
is going to go after?  A person that fights them at every turn, or a
person that's an easy target, and rolls over when management looks
their way.

As for local chairman.   I hate to say this, but I do find it
irritating when the BLE refers to the UTU local chairmen as nothing
more than a warm up team for CSX management.    I say this, as I
watched several UTU local chairmen out of Avon drop to their knees,
drink the kool aid, and take a company officer's slot.  I think both
unions should require EVERYONE that steps up to take any union
position, sign an agreement that they will NOT be a company officer for
5 years after they leave office.  Until that happens, Old Union is
right.  We have no union to represent us.

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