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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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is
entitled?

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Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Pups
Who cares how you run your train as long as you get it acros the road
on the rail and in one piece. Old hoggers like air. What they are used
too and comfortable with. New gadgets like dynamic braking came along
and old hoggers bulked.  Fact is they work. Some like it some dont.
None of it matters anyway. You got GPS and erad and PTC. No more
running on your own skill. All controlled and watched by timers. 
You'll be watching that screen all the time making sure you're not
getting to close to running out of time to slow down where and when
your used too. Old hoggers better learn to slow down and quit coming to
a last minute stop. The new CEO will have you on the street first
offense on train handling. When he cuts the crews in half only thing
you will have to save you is those controlled computers. HH will expect
everyone to run like hell and double up but you got to slow down. Going
to be hell when it all breaks loose.

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Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.

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Name: Engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

LOCO

Apparently your old as dirt because a lot of people call the Dynamics
"DNYO" for short. Just a slang term that started. As for using air
that's fine but if you know how to use Dynamics properly and they are
half way decent you can run a train without the air no matter what your
freight is. I've run 120 auto rack trains, intermodal and 15,000 ton
slop freight on 226 mile trips and never touched the air until after
stopping.  If you know how to use it properly you don't need the air.
Its not for the heavy handed. I've had some new trainees who scared
the hell out of me using it and had no business ever using it.
Stripping it to 8 and backing a cut on top of the power and shoving the
wholly crap out of you.  It take a light hand and someone who knows what
their doing. Someone who knows how to use the hill to their advantage.
Guess what. I DO. I have stopped trains on rail that was like stopping
on a camels hump and with 3 good wide bodies you can hold the train
with DYNO alone. If course go to set the air before you knock it off
our you'll roll like a rocket.  So before you get all high and mighty
and bashing people maybe you should learn a little more about running
your trains with out air. See how many months you can go slowing down
or stopping you train without air. I was trained by one of the best on
the system on using it and when he had me in the seat it was NO AIR for
two weeks. Every train had to be treated like it had a kicker and it was
a key train that the poor conductor was going to half to walk. It was
"you learn how to use this thing and learn how to run and stop this
train with it. Best thing I ever learned!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Since when is going into suppression an emergency application???

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine?
Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times
where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids
pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill
and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc...
There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became
managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually
means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself
who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's
like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not
what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything.

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Name: Mr.Ed
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr.

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Name: ??
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

RR JIM

Last engine I was on that went into suppression wouldn't load. Stretch
braking requires you to be under load while "stretching" out the train
with brakes applied. The erad will hit you if you are stretch braking in
throttle's 4 or higher. It has hit several of us. The company doesn't
want anyone to stretch brake. In fact our EX road foreman of engines
told a class of us there is no need to. Set air and bring you train
down to a controllable speed then release at a point where you know you
can throttle out and get the speed you want with out stretch braking.
Its not hard to do. Just takes a little practice. I personally would
rather use the dyno, The company feels the same way. Been told so many
times I cant count. Use the dyno. Stay off the brakes. Yeah I know you
got to learn how to use air. we all have practiced but they still want
you to stay off of it unless the dyno isn't adequate. Different
railroad than the old daya.

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Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2017

PTC doesn't give an emergency application it gives a penalty
application. First thing to do is bail off the independent. This is
where knowing how to stretch brake comes in handy.

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Name: Norespectharrision
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Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I
will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no
respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so
his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So
that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of
us.

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Name: Livinit
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

Me again  

Must be nice to be so fuckin smart. PTC screws us up on intermediates
and acts up at home sigs to territory entrance. Not everyone has it as
good as you. Stay off your knees and u might learn more.

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Name: Nice
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

NO JOKE!!!!   Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed.  I'm not sure where
this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed.

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Name: Me Again
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

First off, an emergency application is an emergency application. 
Doesn't matter what caused it.  So if there is some idiot crew that
doesn't understand why or for what reason you are inspecting the train
after an emergency application, then you probably should not be here,
it's not safe for the rest of us.  How idiotic to think , well , PTC
did it so no need to inspect or do the required 10 .  

As for PTC, well, you don't understand that either.  If you are
approaching the beginning limits and it hasn't changed to active (
will also be color display instead of grey), then you approach the
first signal prepared to stop.  In every case I've seen, 1500 feet
away and PTC becomes active.  Other than initial implementation where
bugs were worked out this works every time.  In some cases PTC will
become active further out and there's no need to slow down.

For the idiots that seem to be hoping for this company to fail or the
stock to take a dive, Jesus Christ, how stupid can you be?  If it does
you may find yourself working for a shortline in the near future. Or
for another RR.  Ole HH not gone lose any more per share than we are.
CSX will never be what it was pre HH so you may as well quit whining,
spreading false information, and be professional and do your job..  If
you keep your mouth shut, let them make the decisions, and do exactly
what they say, you'll make a fortune right now. Yeah, things are in
the shitter, who cares, I come to work to make money, and there's
plenty to be made right now.

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

Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?

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Name: real watchdog
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

L&N  

Thank you for the rule refresher for those who did not know it but
should if they have read their rules. The point of the post was that
the PTC is malfunctioning on signal indications especially when
approaching the beginning of an active area. When it does it puts the
train in suppression. Yes you always tell the dispatcher but if it
recovers ok it is not necessary to walk the train. If the engineer does
not fix the situation quick enough the PTC can then trigger an emergency
application. It is obvious why this has happened. The engineer knows
what is causing it and knows it is most likely a 100% chance it was the
PTC. Now a crew is out of service because they didn't travel one train
length at 10 mph. Why? Because it was triggered by the PTC and they did
not think it was necessary. If they had assumed it was the same thing as
the a real triggered emergency then that should be in writing. If a
train in not moving and it triggers and emergency "not in motion"
then the crews are now relieved from inspecting the train after telling
dispatcher. The PTC system is not perfect and malfunctions. Not only
that it blows that stupid stinking horn at every dirt road it comes to
and is violating the use of the horn rule. EXCESSIVE USE OF THE HORN!

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2017

Re :real watchdog: the reason you need to tell a dispatcher that you are
in emergency is to protect other trains, especially on double track .
Also, for the next train to go by at restricted speed over the effected
area,  so to notify the dispatcher if there are any track defects or
irregularities with the track.

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Name: Real watchdog
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Watchdog poser

Be careful. That's twice now. Post under watchdog poser next time. Of
course I don't have a patent on that name but no need to abuse it like
others do with pines. If you want to use my handle at least post
something of real substance idiot.  

Something like....all engineers....if the ptc screws up and puts you in
supression and you can't recover before it sets you in emergency make
sure you go one train length at 10 mph just as if you were in emergency
for other reasons. Crew is out of service for not doing so even though
it was the ptc's fault and it should have been handled as PTC error.
No need to walk train if you went into suppression without ptc so why
treat it any different if the ptc screws up and dumps your train. 
Cover your ass and tell dispatcher you must treat it like any other
emergency application and walk your train in conditions warrant it by
rule. Sure they will get tired of that soon enough.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Re Dave:  Let me help you out a little bit on this . The reason the
media is banned from the derailment site is because of safety reasons.
You just can't have people running around railroad tracks.  Now, you
stated the only way they get their information is from the railroad.
This is not necessarily true, they can get information from the FRA,
NTSB, or state inspector as well as well the railroad. This is public
knowledge. Dave, with you not being an engr, you have never been faced
with the decision to throw a train in emergency.  Luckily, neither have
I but I do know the ramifications of the result of putting a train in
UDE.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!

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Name: 1x
E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq

Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess.

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