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: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2016


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Name: ...
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2016

R  J.  S. T. U  Z. T. S. T  I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T  W. H. A. T P.
I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E

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Name: abused
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2016


Of course. What did you expect. The white collars always jump ship and
send the crew down with the ship.  God man! Everyone knows that.

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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 October 2016

CSX had no plan for Hurricane Mathew. Union employees got treated like
shit.  While everyone at 500 Water St, 550 Bldg and South Point stayed
home.  We were ordered to come in.

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Name: robert  pines
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2016

Michael J. Ward, chairman and CEO of CSX Corp. (CSX), sold 300,000
shares for $30.97 per share on Oct. 17. Since then, the stock price has
dropped by 2.0%

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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2016

back ache, driver:
fixing up the yard expense is probably not in a budget.
although the 1st time a reportable injury occurs due to the situations
described - they'll make changes asap. can bet on that.

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Name: driver
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2016

Back ache

You are not kidding.  I don't normally work around there. Do most of
my runs south but since the trains are dying out there they have been
calling extra wagon drivers to haul relief crews around everywhere.
That yard has got to be the worst yard I ever drove around. Told my
branch manager about it and told him no way we need to be taking any
wagons around that place. God awful mess. Not taking another call there
and take a chance of getting charged for busting a tire or bending a
rim. Sad as hell a big company like csx cant reach in their pockets and
do some work there.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Why are things like this? 
Some don't get near enough time off. Others have to work too much.
Stressed, on the job too much = unsafe condition. 
Many are furloughed \ others worked to the bone. 
People want to work - just not all the time/constantly with not 
much time to do anything but go to work & get rest.
Have lives to live outside RRing.
We were told the rail safety act from a few yrs. ago was to help.
CSX find out ways to manipulate that? 
Also, we were told that the co. is supposed to have sufficient manpower
to allow for reasonable lay-offs.  Just BS?

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Name: same boat
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stressed out

IM right there with you man!   I work on the greatlakes and we have the
same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like
you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage.
 Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies
part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are
short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to
engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us
more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street
to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is
wrong with this company is right!   The frickin road foreman are
telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote
themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off!  Can you believe
that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't
pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day
off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone
in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going
on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for
anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off

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Name: not fooled
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2016


Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you
were ever corporate with your spelling skills.  Looks like there is a
topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out
from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try.
Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake?
Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one
minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not
having a scheduled off day for several weeks. 
I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew
callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because
they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told
them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its
being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because
they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening
people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right.
They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The
crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew
callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are
trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the
greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening
everyone with.  The ethics charges are getting ready to fly.  I hope the
csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap
that's getting ready to hit the fan!

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Name: Dad
E-mail: dad@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2016

well back when i was first hired on by scl folks used to be real
courteous and stuff but now since john snow came and expecially after
all them conrail peopl came up and took over our compny dam yankeees,
those danm yankes were real rude and stuff they told the waycross
paintt shop people that they didnt know how to paint cuz they put s the
logos a little highter than standard an they tried to make em pain the
enigines conrail blue. they one time kicked out some stupid foamer and
beat the crap out t of them for taking pictures of an sd45-2 on R619 in

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Name: Retired Now
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2016

Csx's safety committee members usually were a PITA anyway.
Frequently marking off work to be involved with "safety
cookouts/feeds"; "clean sweeps"; and all too often performing tasks
that actually should be handled by other crafts.  
Good riddance.

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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2016

They done away with all the safety committees.  This is where all our
problems would be heard.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2016

back ache Conductor:

Submit\turn in unsafe condition complaint forms. Ask others to do
likewise. They can be a good tool. The more the better.
Demand the local union legislative reps. write it all up. 
The co. doesn't like any of that account of the paper trails - which
are extremely useful should something happen.  
All too many employees bitch & complain about safety issues but don't
have the gonads to do anything actually helpful account they fear
retaliation from CSX.
Get as many co-workers as possible to assist. They can't try to fire
Does the GL Div. have a safety hotline telephone no.? If yes, then
bombard that with calls too. Again, more is better. Good Luck.

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Name: Post N/Numbers
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2016

Monster Board With Names And Numbers:

Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your
ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). 

If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need
to know.

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Name: stressed out!
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016


I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions
in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools
that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay
period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days
in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from
pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. 
Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off
days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available
under the next week.  I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks
now!  This is such bullshiz!  I said something to the RF about marking
off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend
some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days
so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy.
I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off.
What kind of horse shit is this!  Do all the pools have this kind of
set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days
off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop!

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Name: back ache
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016


Does anyone other than the greatlakes division  have a yard that is
full of pot holes?????

Roselake yard has so many pot holes it takes 10 minutes to drive 1 mile
from the west end to the yard office. They are so bad that the PTI
drivers cant go around them. They have to drive through most of them
just to get you to the office. We have hit some so deep that it jars
your spine up into the back of your head!  The drivers keep complaining
that the wagons are getting torn up and they keep popping tires. They
don't like being jarred around all the time either.
You would think a multi million dollar company who claims safety is
their number 1 priority would spend a little  money and fix the
dangerous roads in the yard.  Its going to cost them 6 figures when
someone gets a slipped disk or fractured spine because of this stupid
stuff. Whats wrong with this company! If you had a yard like this and
got it fixed how did you do it. The supervisors have been told a
hundred times and the yardmasters always make comments about it.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2016

Perfect case of a foamer and bull shit,

.Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

Then consider all the bitching\complaining about pay & claims denied.

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

Lol!  Now that's funny right there!  Funny and true!  Its hilarious
some of the things some of these ignorant type...no "edumucation"!
good post

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