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Asleep At The Wheel

Casey Jones you'd better,
watch your speed...

    "The railroad is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation", many of us have been told, when requesting some extra 'rest' between jobs. Unfortunately, the people that make the railroad move, like all other people, do not operate "24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

    Anyone who's worked around the clock has either seen, or experienced first-hand, the inevitable effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe it was you, maybe it was the jitney driver, maybe it was....

    The real fun is when someone tries to explain to the crew-caller that they are too tired to go to work.



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Name: Michael Ward
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2015

Me and Cindy will see you CSX guys soon.

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2015

Charles S. Johnson's Twitter account was suspended. I dug a little
further and discovered that he is a far-right racist bigot.

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Name: IR
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2015

Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues:

There is an honest blogger that has all the details about the Amtrak
Engineer. 

Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews.

This seems like a government cover-up! The feds knew exactly what
happened!

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Name: Sick clown  
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2015

Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy
sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and
tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then
let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The
T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about
problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the
BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day
ladies .

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Name: Ludedude
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2015

The morons have begun their quadrennial cutting of the mileage on the
locals again.  This is about the 5th round of this stupidity I've seen
in my career.  They cut the pay on the jobs, the guys who know how to
run the jobs leave, then many customers are screwed until they wise up.
 Of course, the only customers who get top service are those who ship
Chinese junk in a box.  That's how tomorrow moves.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2015

Amtrak accident:

Apparently, Amtrak had all the data including the camera focused on the
engineer. The camera probably showed the engineer accelerating the speed
of the locomotive. In a "legal" sense, if in fact Amtrak ascertained
that the accident was intentional, an apology is paramount in order to
mitigate [damages] and assuage the victims love ones [anger].

And now to politics:

Americans must come together and impose on our government to improve
America's infrastructure and not $TRILLIONS for the sake of Israel for
wars in the Middle East!

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Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 May 2015

Investigative Reporter is a troll!

His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could
make  a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others
have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what
happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate
consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in
this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that
commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for
decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge.
They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a
guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to
recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal
necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then
there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on
for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to
this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that
would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews.
And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on
board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the
computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.

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Name: Blah
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines,

Fellas....

L&N,
why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why
do you care... Who cares???

Pines,

Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and
continue to use it to your benefit.

But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or
f*ck... but get over it!

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Name: whocares
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life
harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but
gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.

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Name: Toby
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

The terminal I work at now has officially cut 75% of its engineer jobs
since the contrail BUYOUT. over 60 jobs. Barely 20 exist. Joining csx
is now officially the worst decision I have ever made in my life.  Btw
managers are up 2/3. Yard masters cut to nil  One man industrial RCO
jobs are next. It won't stop until it's down to only the three
stooges. candy  mack and Ollie. It's not about stock holders any more.
It's about arrogance. Ego. And proving you're as tough as the boys.
Mack is not the first ceo to purposefully ignore contracts. But we are
the first generation of railroaders to accept it willingly.
 Candy will cut off past the ability to function as long as she becomes
the first woman CEO of a class 1. Safety is officially no longer in the
top 10.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I see there is another oil train wreck / explosion / etc. on the BNSF in
North Dakota on Weds. yesterday 6 May 2015. No smoking please!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2015

I love this post, just leaves it so open for the truth to come through.
Dear Coal River Mr Scott Harless is just smart enough to be your
BOSS.HA HA. Oh and by the way trainmater is not a word.


 Name: Coal River
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2015

trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works.  this week
Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the
sub-division the derailment occurred on.  He even grew up in the area 
lol

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Name: RULES 101
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2015

News

Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if
he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules.

Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1,
2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the
mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no
discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is
clearly printed under TS-15.

As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules
book under section 10 subsection 1006.
There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or
doing other similar operations, after communicating positive
identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states
you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will
perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question
here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive
identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to
use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states
"when required to use positive identification" under this section of
the rules book.

You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations
department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that
was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms
that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately
it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the
crews.

Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of
discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written.
Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors
there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between
the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on
the severity is stated under rule 1008.2.  A transmission DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with
railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in
the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being
seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio
transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty
much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules
department when using the radio for positive communication between the
crew members.

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Name: news!!!!
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2015

NEW RULES!!!!


OK boys and girls. There is a new  kind of sheriff in town on the great
lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work
on)
Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his
own rules as he goes along.

Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your
engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly
like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not
follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put
on the street but he thinks so.  

Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating
rules department and get a few issued cleared up.  Like when do you
have to use positive identification and when did you have to start
using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!!

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Name: Coal River
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2015

trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works.  this week
Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the
sub-division the derailment occurred on.  He even grew up in the area 
lol

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Name: no mo
E-mail: no mo . com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

where is Todd Novac working????

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Name: Rail rider 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2015

My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees
hate this company with a passion.  Managers are fallen over each other,
and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are
disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the
bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all
get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of
speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in
debt because you will lose as well.....

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Name: Attention new hires 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2015

T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department
sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the
circus but don't hire on....

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Name: Sad place 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't
know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for
this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just
wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times....

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Name: crew caller 
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Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Crew Management has become its own hell!  Working there for the last 17
years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. 
I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try
to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we
have allowed to happen.  Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass
union for all would help everyone.  

Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide?

Thanks in advance

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