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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: NO DEGREE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2014

Conductor 10-20


People other than railroaders read this site. Your comment that you
made 94 without a college degree insinuates that we are lucky we get
paid(or YOU)that much because we are not as entitled as a person with a
college degree. I know a lot of people who have college degrees that are
lazy, worthless human beings and don't work near as hard as we do and
are paid the same amount. Just because a person has a college degree
doesn't make them better or more qualified than others who have been
educated by time and experience. No doubt in my mind that a lot of snot
nosed college educated kids who think they were entitled wouldn't last
a year out here doing what we do. It take a certain kind of person to
last out here for years. Not one or two until they find something with
better working conditions.   Yeah, I don't have a college degree but
you can bet your bottom dollar every dime I have made is well deserved
and well earned. 

YEAP...Aint got one of them ther fancy paper diplomas sayin Im educated
smarter cause I spent years readin fancy books but I got experience and
a lot of worn years, blisters and 2 raised up kids and deserve
everything the company man is payin me!

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Name: Great Lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

BOXCAR, Did you even Read MATH's post? or is this the same person?

I have worked in the yard.   I have sat on the road for hours.  I have
spent 14 out of my 16 years on an extra board somewhere.

He is bitching about being away from home and making $18.69 an hour.
(per se)  

I'm pretty sure the yard and locals make more than $18.69 an hour.

Factories pay more?  Go work there.


I do feel sorry for you. (trainmasters watching, long hours, held away,
chiefs not deadheading when needed)  

But if this guy is bitching about pay, I have no sympathy for him. 
Period.

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Name: BOXCAR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

DISPATCHER

Your frickin kidding right? You suggesting the road guy go to the yard?
Yard doesn't pay squat compared to the road jobs. In fact conditions
are worse. Most road guys get on and ride. Yard men have to stand out
in it all day or night, all weather conditions and then have
supervisors breathing down their necks for production! Might get days
off but you sacrifice the pay for it. Same dues, medical etc. As for MW
or signal, they got it just as bad. On call all hours 7 days a week and
little pay for the hard labor. Don't know how good their union is in
getting what they get screwed out of, but if it is as bad as T&E god
help them. Your union mr dispatcher aren't you? How hard is it for you
to get your claims paid!

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Name: Great Lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

Go work in the yard or transfer to the mw or signals side.  You need to
help yourself because no one else will.

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Name: MATH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

Conductor 10-20

Last trip from on duty time to hotel and marked off was 11Hrs 45
minutes
Hotel stay on company time NOT MY OWN was 13 hours

On duty time again to time off was 9 hrs 10 minutes.
Total hours working consumed by the company...33hrs and 55 minutes

Give them the 55 minutes and lets just make it 33 hours
Pay for the trips was $617.00
$617.00 divided by 33hrs is  $18.69 cents
Do you know how many jobs pay 18 bucks an hour. A HELL OF ALOT. Most
decent factories pay this or better. 
Yeah the pay isn't bad but its not alway's good enough to put up with
the constant violations of our agreement and the attendance crap such as
the guy posted because they don't trust your doctor. Its not worth the
phone wringing all night because they don't have anyone to work
because they ran them off! It isn't worth the crew callers playing
games and being unprofessional as hell on the phone or the supervisors
acting like they are god and bullying crews with their verbal threats.
Guessing you never had some new TM who's trying to make a name in
Jacksonville or get in the click at work try and bust you on some
stupid petty rule that he didn't know in the first place! BUT WE STAY!
YOU KNOW WHY??? BECAUSE WE NEED THE JOB AND THE MEDICAL INSURANCE!
We give them our lives and usually don't even see our first born.
OH and don't forget, that $617.00 bucks is BEFORE TAXES, UNION DUES,
MEDICAL DUES AND THE TIER 1 AND TIER 2 IS TAKEN OUT.LETS NOT FORGET OUR
401K IF WE CAN AFFORD IT!  WE ALL LOSE AT LEAST 34% of our check after
they take out union or medical. So don't act like they pay us so much!
 We earn every dime we make and deserve it. 
And as for not having a college education, I consider having to take 9
hours of rules test and a face to face class for 2 days every year part
of my education. I consider FRA certification as part of the  education
process. Same thing a teacher has to do every year. Checking for new
bulletins and updating all the changes that are made.
READ...READ.....READ
Bet you didn't know that all the courses that we take and the new
hires take is equivalent to 6 hours of credit in any transportation
course you take in a college. Don't believe me call Cincinnatti state
and ask them about their transportation program!
Guess you have been cutting yourself short!

SHIT!!! I just realized... I almost worked a 40 hour work week in 2.5
days!!!!Holly Crap!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

I like how csx comes up with an attendance policy for having a drs
excuse to stay out of trouble so when you produce such drs excuse they
Deny it saying they won't except it cause it doesn't specify
symptoms.  So I guess when you get put on new meds and you don't know
how you will react to them you need to go to work cause its the safe
thing to do. Yes I am being harassed for this very thing. And now csx
is coming up with a new notice so the idiots in Jacksonville FL can
come up with new ways to get us. I think Micheal ward should be put out
on his butt for being an idiot and for being a set righteous sob

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Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2014

This stock is amazing to jump in and out of again and again.

Great spread.


CC

Retired and making $200k a year and still cry how bad it is with this
company LOL

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

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Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2014

Analysts at Bank of America decreased their price target on shares of
CSX (NYSE:CSX) from $39.00 to $37.00 in 




Oops


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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2014

Reply to "true story", you are pretty much correct. The way you work
against that is to spend less than your income, work closely with your
wife and family, and try to have a plan "b" for another job. This
could be using the free tuition program that they ENCOURAGE in JAX and
DISCOURAGE elsewhere, leaving local managers the impression they should
actively frown on your ambitions. OR, it could be wedging in time to
learn welding, run a part time business overhauling brakes or building
decks, or something else that gives you a parachute, even if the
landing is rough. Remember, on an hourly basis your pay is not that
great, although in total it is very good from time to time.Multiple new
vehicles, 3 super cell$$$ phones, big cable bills, eat out all the time,
casual about money, etc. Does NOT Work!!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2014

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2014

Why CSX kills 100 people a year.

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/DOT-makes-improvements-to-Pitt-County-rail-crossings-285565281.html

DOT makes improvements to Pitt County rail crossings
..These projects, totaling $436,021, were paid for with a combination
of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the projects will
be divided equally between the state and CSX... There are Federal laws
on OUR crossing safety budget is to be used on the most dangerous
crossings being ignored here. Maintenance funding divided equally
---Yeah right---CSX charges four times the real costs and will make a
tidy profit on just maintainence.

3335 0.000341 641631V CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE LIBERTY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB
0
1 25 YES 2 282
Google map location 35.5232271,-77.4041805
3338 0.000341 641624K CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE BOYD ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0 1
25 YES 2 267
Google map location 35.5338658,-77.3999335
3969 public at grade crossings in state

These crossings are ranked 3,335th and 3,338th safest of the 3,969
crossings in the state. An accident predicted every 2,932 years. Sight
lines are good so the city or state is illegally mowing the railroads
easement because they could care less since it would cost them money
which they worship. The question would be who goes to jail for murder
when someone is killed at a crossing that actually needs signals
because of higher speed trains and sight obstructions but because of
the total corruption between the state and railroad the signals
aren't
there? No wonder the CSX lives in a $3 million house.

3335 0.000341 641631V CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE LIBERTY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB
0
1 25 YES 2 282

Google map location 35.5232271,-77.4041805

3338 0.000341 641624K CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE BOYD ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0 1
25 YES 2 267

Google map location 35.5338658,-77.3999335

3969 public at grade crossings in state

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Name: Paul Lopez
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2014

WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I
visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see
this site still up and running!

I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk
car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss
the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its
employees during the first years of its takeover. 

In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my
years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that
weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I
don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it
meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive
into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2014

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2014

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/DOT-makes-improvements-to-Pitt-County-rail-crossings-285565281.html

DOT makes improvements to Pitt County rail crossings
..These projects, totaling $436,021, were paid for with a combination
of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the projects will
be divided equally between the state and CSX... There are Federal laws
on OUR crossing safety budget is to be used on the most dangerous
crossings being ignored here. Maintenance funding divided equally
---Yeah right---CSX charges four times the real costs and will make a
tidy profit on just maintainence.

3335 0.000341 641631V CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE LIBERTY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0
1 25 YES 2 282
Google map location 35.5232271,-77.4041805
3338 0.000341 641624K CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE BOYD ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0 1
25 YES 2 267
Google map location 35.5338658,-77.3999335
3969 public at grade crossings in state

These crossings are ranked 3,335th and 3,338th safest of the 3,969
crossings in the state. An accident predicted every 2,932 years. Sight
lines are good so the city or state is illegally mowing the railroads
easement because they could care less since it would cost them money
which they worship. The question would be who goes to jail for murder
when someone is killed at a crossing that actually needs signals
because of higher speed trains and sight obstructions but because of
the total corruption between the state and railroad the signals aren't
there? No wonder the CSX lives in a $3 million house.

3335 0.000341 641631V CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE LIBERTY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0
1 25 YES 2 282

Google map location 35.5232271,-77.4041805

3338 0.000341 641624K CSX NC PITT WINTERVILLE BOYD ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0 1
25 YES 2 267

Google map location 35.5338658,-77.3999335

3969 public at grade crossings in state

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Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2014

It's good to be the king.

They get to go to work for regular pay and get to sell stock options.

Workers get to go to work worrying about earning regular pay without
being a victim of excessive discipline.

	
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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2014

Re power :  correction the CTD or Chief Train Dispatcher is not a union
job the ACD is a union job....

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2014

Re Power:

The ACD or excepted Chief is not a union job but a promoted position
from within the ranks of disprs.   He has just as much say so as the
DTO.  THE CTD usually knows more about the territory than the DTO. 
Some of the DTO 'S are promoted dispatchers but not many.  Now the ACD
is a union job and is not a supervisor but will make the same decisions
as the ACD but will have more input from the DTO.

I know all about the fuel conservation.  I was on the first service
lane back in the early 90's before HPO.

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Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2014

HA!


I'm lovin it!

Keep'em com'n! =D


CC

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Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

CHUGA CHUGA

You forgot lying on the on board. False arrival times and pull times...
yeah, real honest customer service reports!!!!HA HA HA HA HA 
Get wrote up or a nasty letter if you don't!

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