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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: Locomojo
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Question,

If a coworker waits a day to log in his repairs, say till the power
reaches it's terminal. Is that legal?

The coworker got a call from the dispatcher that a Loco consist
derailed badly on a crossing and the FRA/NTSB were called to do an
investigation.

The coworker didn't log his repairs in the computer to avid the Feds
from seeing the records of repairs so they didn't come to the location
to investigate. Is that legal? 

Even tho the repairs or inspection had nothing to do with the
derailment.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

Re Laugh:  You say not always true, but it is more true than you think. 
If you have an emergency, use the emergency channel, that is what it is
there for, so you will not die. First off, do you know how many subdivn
does the dispr have. Do dispatchers dose off when it is not busy,
probably. I was just not lucky enough to have one of those jobs,
besides I took too much pride in my job to do that anyway. It is no
different than a dispatcher calling a train crew after a head light
meet for 30 minutes only to hear it in their voice they just woke up. 
I mean you were in the siding for just 3 minutes.  

Yes,   it is rude to talk with your mouth full but remember,
dispatchers do not get 20 minutes.  Sometimes I had to take my lunch
back home because I did not have time to eat it.  There are good
dispatchers and bad ones just like good T&E and there are pitiful ones.
 

Nothing would make me madder than to be busting my ass answering the
radio's, block lines, intercom, phones as fast as I could,  only to
have some sob ask me what took me so long to answer.  A hang up took
care of that question.  

Some dispatchers work the job a a faster pace than others.  Just like
it takes some crews 15 minutes to pick up 5 cars, when it takes others
50 minutes. 

You have to take the good with the bad.

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Name: HA
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW
TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP....



IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE
POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO
ISSUES.  IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK....


THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER
TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS
THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS
TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION



AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE
THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT.  THE SUCKS WHO
BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE
CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN
FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

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Name: laugh
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2014

L&N

NOT ALWAYS TRUE!  Yes they do get busy, but we all know we are going to
wait at shift change because they are doing their turn over. That's why
we all pray that something serious doesn't go down because someone
would die before we got an answer. 
Sunday afternoons are bad and so are late Friday nights. Lunch hour is
another time you are going to wait.. Just recently I had a stop at a CP
that was in the middle of no where and there wasn't a soul running
close enough to be picked up on the radio. Also knew exactly how far
the oncoming train was from us. wouldn't be seeing them for awhile.
waited 10 minutes just to see if he would wake up. When he answered you
couldn't understand a thing he was saying because he didn't have the
good sense to finish chewing what ever he had in his mouth and then
finally laughed and stated we snuck up on him. Really. Where did he
think we were for those 10 minutes! Its rude to talk on the radio with
peanut butter in your mouth. Someone should remind them of that!

That's ok, because we outlawed and were more than prepared to document
all the other senseless delays we encountered along the way!
Nice ride in the wagon home!

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

Maybe the dispr needs a camera on them.  Then you can see how many
people are trying to contact him/her and how busy they are on a daily
basis.  If 7 people are wanting a dispatchers time all at the same time
and each transaction takes 3 minutes,  well number 7 is waiting over 18
minutes.

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Name: Yep
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2014

About the RB not answering the radio. Our previous T.M. has placed
countless calls to the Chicago Operations Center about a certain
train-dispatcher not answering the radio for long periods of time and
nothing has been done to him.  Good ole boy network in the operations
center, good thing for SFP.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2014

Another good thing for the inward facing cameras....when toning up
dispatcher it will clearly show how long it takes for dispatcher to
answer the radio....RB especially...

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Name: Chuga Chuga
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

L&N:

Depending on what it does Monday and some of the short interest gone I
will look to start my short position very soon. 

Keeping a close eye, IMHO

CC

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2014

Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a
shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld
radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio
communications?

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

Chuga Chuga....closed at 37.59

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2014

Chuga Chuga.  I was off by a day.  Closed today st 37.29.

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

LOCO


READ IT AGAIN. NOT TRUE.... LOSING YOUR SENIORITY BECAUSE YOU FAIL TO
GIVE INFO TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE FIRED. THIS
IS A THREAT THAT THE UNION LAWYERS ARE WELL AWARE OF AND THE LAWS THAT
PROTECT US FROM INVASION OF OUR PRIVATE MEDICAL RECORDS DOES NOT ALLOW
ANY COMPANY TO RETALIATE, DISCRIMINATE OR PUNISH AN EMPLOYEE BY AN
EMPLOYER FOR FAILURE TO PRODUCE DETRIMENTAL AND PRIVATE INFORMATION
THAT IS HANDLED BY HIS OR HER TREATING PHYSICIAN. THE COMPANY IS
GETTING A LITTLE TO BIG FOR IT'S BRITCHES AND IT ALL STEMS FROM
MANPOWER SHORTAGE AND THE COST OF PAYING FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE.

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Name: Attention 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

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Name: Attention 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

So CSX uses the employees' dropping like flys as the air quality
detectors?

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Name: RETIRED
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2014

Notify the train dispr.  He/she can tell the chief.  It then should be
noted in the log and also documented on tape.  Hell, mark off sick.

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2014

I suggest that you folks contact your U.S. House representatives and
senators regarding the unsanitary locomotive conditions you are
finding. Congressional complaints will get FRA managers off their asses
in a hurry.

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Name: stench sick
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2014

LOCO 10-20

Wont do a bit of good. They will tell the crews if they trip over
anything then it will be their fault. They will tell them they could
put their extra bags on another unit. If there is only 3 seats the 4th
person is not supposed to be on the lead unit. The rule that no one is
to ride in the second unit because dangerous fumes can come back thru
the windows has been broken so many times that no one thinks it is a
rule anymore. It wont be enforced until someone gets sick again.
What they need is a sensor installed that picks up the nasty smell of
feces and urine that comes from the toilets they don't dump. But then
it not always their fault. I have been handed motors off to me on the
mainline that were full to the top and splashed out on the floors and
when the inbound was asked why did you take it or did you report it,
the usual comment was made..... Why should I? They wont do a thing
about it or they will give me a bunch of crap for delaying it on the
main.
Then there is the silent answer that most wont give...If I said
anything they might make me take it to the shop when I roll in and I
don't want to do any more work. So Im handing it off to the outbound
to decide what to do with it! Sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot
and make matters worse because some people are just worthless and lazy
and don't care about any one but themselves.
So it works both ways. If people would grow a set and quit worrying
about making the supervisors mad because you are standing up for your
right to work in a safe and healthy environment maybe they would get
the point and realize they cant bully us anymore! A cab that smells
like a shit hole and urine so strong it would make ammonia blush is
unacceptable! Any crew member who takes a cab like that and stays on it
for the whole trip either has their smell destroyed from snorting or is
just plain nasty and doesn't care that they smell like crap when they
got off of it!

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