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Webmaster's note:

Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2016

it IS POSSIBLE TO RETAIN SENIORITY IN YOUR CURRENT CRAFT IF THE CARRIER,
THE UNION WHOSE WORK YOU ARE LEAVING, AND THE NEW UNION YOU ARE STARTING
TO W0RK FOR, ALL AGREE. SOMETIMES THIS MAY BE A ONE SHOT DEAL. FOR
EXAMPLE A CLERK OR CONDUCTOR MAY BECOME A YARDMASTER, AND RETAIN HIS
PRIOR SENIORITY, BUT I DON'T THINK THE YM UNION WILL LET YOU GO BACK
AND FORTH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2016

Actually, it's all very sad.  

Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment
worth millions of dollars.........

Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management &
each & every craft.

It'd take years to correct/fix everything.  It's probably hopeless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2016

I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its
employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat
your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a
person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in
the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn
have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two
before they ruin things any further.

Name: Car knocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2016

The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days.
only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were
still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just
yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting
for him to blow up and assault some one.  Another will just disappear
and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get
through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville
probably thinks they are doing a good job.

Name: CSX Officers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2016

We have a lot of UP cutoff guys that want your job.
They have house payments and families to take care of.
You UTU and BLE veterans are a bunch of bitches.

Get your asses to work and stop the fucking whinning

Name: management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2016

This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move
the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of
watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I
will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.

Name: BLE hogga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2016

Hey you!

Wanna be railbuff, You have a good job and good pay, holidays off and
probably a really hot wife that looks like a pornstar or a model.
Are you out of your friggin mind? Do you get high or something?
NO! Don't do this. I have been a Hogger for years and it sucks!

I hate trains and railbuffs. So move on and enjoy life.

Damn ,people in the states here are getting crazy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2016

I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on
weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always
wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding
on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good
advice on whether I should try this or not?

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2016

Why a dead CEO is making money while 6 feet under?
Well, I tell you. We RR corporate head ups are all crooks as
you all might know. We all all BIG time drunks like Drew Lewis was,
He could get 3 DUI's in his UP corporate vehicle in his own drive way
and 8'o clock in the morning on the way to Omaha HQ for the morning
martini meetings with all the sub chiefs and captains.

I know the UP is not doing so hot right now, But the BLE and the
SMART/FART union is assisting us and or Labor relations friends in the
LR dept. We really love you TEY people. And we show that with the BIG
yellow passenger train to come and take you and your family for
choo-choo rides and a coke and hot dogs from one of a customers, Farmer
Johns. We really love those MoPac guys too, Dick Davidson was the best
RR officer and CEO and Switchman we ever had. He was a real
railroaders, railroader.  Have a Great UP day , SSW hogger and get over
the road soon and home one day!

Lance Fritz
CEO UPRR

Name: Cotton Belt Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2016

Lance Fritz? If you're lance fritz, why is a dead ceo making $50
million while buried six feet under? why is the stock down 40% and
you're still employed? your financial officer earned 3xs your salary!
how does that happens? why is the board seeking advice from dennis
duffy about your ouster? waiting for your response lance!

Name: BLE-ROLLS OVER-ON MEMEBERS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2016

Just read a very sad story about a Conductor over on the PHL in Long
Beach Harbor California that had blind shoved with out riding the point
and put some bare tables on the ground and let the CARRIER intimidate
him into resigning than receive a bad mark on his work record. THE BLE
told him he didn't have much of a chance to get back if dismissed from
service. WHATA BUNCH OF BLE BS. LET the union fight to get you back.
THAT'S WHAT YOU PAY THEM FOR YOU FU*&KING LA LAME !

Do not quit and let the asshole carrier's take advantage of you and
intimdate you into quitting. YOU YOUNG GUYS GIVE UP TO QUICKLY!

FU*&K THE BLE FOR THAT CRAP!

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2016

SP Engineer

You are right about us UP corporate a-sholes monitoring this site.
We have and are distracted about running a Railroad and will always be
because we are very ARROGANT. We learned to be that way from Drew Lewis
and Dick Davidson. Now I have to get back to the Corporate Martini party
we are having this evening here in Omaha. 

This here at UPRR are going to get a lot worse. Believe me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2016

That's right..they are a bunch of dogs, especially the bitch Sanborn of
the pack. CSX has went to HELL under her leadership..if what she does
can even be considered leadership. Sad day when CSX promoted her

Name: Retired RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

Why did CSX not allow employees that
were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They
make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go
qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month
or
6 months?.........................................


Why does a dog lick his balls? Because he can. CXS is just a bunch of
dogs, with MBA’s.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2016

To CSX
 This is a recent comment from a CSX person. I find this not only un
fair but un reasonable. Any employee that is furloughed and is needed
at another location should be approved to go and be paid for
qualifying.


Why did CSX not allow employees that
were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They
make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go
qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month
or
6 months? Now who can really afford to do that?

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2016

Feeling Lost:  #3 will never happen, yes it would be to our benefit, but
the Union Upper Brass won't allow this as this is job security for
them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2016

Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch -
are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of
them have any experience "out in the field?"

Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support;
ie: investors, stockholders, etc.  But why are big shots compensated so
well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due?

A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks.  Sadly, not
near enough & that's a shame.

Great profits could be made IF  - (& this applies many RR employees;
each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually
worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.

Name: Feeling lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management
has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it
100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". 
  The following could fix this company
 
1. Overhaul  management.  Start cutting from the top. There's to much
fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 

2. Payroll.  Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their
contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one
hatred that employees have toward the company. 

3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go
with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off
labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be
happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor
relations / payroll is less liability for the company. 

None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2016

Union Pacific Employees:

Other than CSX, the UP monitors this site more than the other rail
carriers. The UP has accepted the SP (formerly) style of management
which is doomed to fail; and Wall Street has indicated that. Just like
the Southern Pacific. The stock is in tailspin without any direction of
ascent. SP management relied solely on headhunting for promotions. The
bounty was higher with minorities wrongly terminated. Rail profits are
based on efficiency not headhunting, especially when the legal fees are
mounting. And that is precisely the reason why management become
distracted from running the railroad efficiently!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2016

Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing
new.  CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a
hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract.

Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like
PTI) thing.  

Do the drivers have to be certified?
How much liability insurance is carried?   How much is required?
Co. liable?  If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would
probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the
party to be held liable.   

Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State
Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle.

Name: in danger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2016

LC'S

What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard
from the hotel in their courtesy wagon.  Pti says they took their job
away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any
of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses
to open the doors.   One driver just got his license back. No way do
they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. 
 Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on.   what are
we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be
shopped.  Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the
company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt.  
We heard the van wasn't available one day the  manager of the hotel
took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell
is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a 
good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell
with the crews safety!

Name: Banner B Gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2016

Spongebob
 
You're absolutely correct.  There's no accountability for management
at CSX.  If there were, CSX would have escorted more than one of those
Fat Pieces of Shit, that they promoted to management, out the door
years ago. So much for the CSX Ethics Policy, and management's
obligation to follow it.

I heard Brian Edwards and his trusty side kick Aleek were responsible
for putting a banner on the wrong main, then were shocked when a train
obliterated it while running on clear signal.  

You're right. If we T&E employees had done something like that......
we'd have been fired on the spot.  No questions asked. 

Obviously CSX management doesn't care what their managers do to the
T&E employees, because if they did, they would have fired at least one
of the 5 company officers that Brian Edwards had with them when they
put the banner up on the wrong track, and were occupying the main
without authority.

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2016

ALERT!!!!

People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead
tickets.  The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead
travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an
all time low to do it.


Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away
ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were
entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get.
We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA
activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the
system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this
ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either.

You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the
FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities.   We are sending a
snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA.

If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service
director and tell him what your reported activity times should be!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2016

Well former LC is obviously pro company instead of products employee.
Maybe that's why he is a former LC. You speak of executives earning
big salaries and you obviously support that but our executivesite have
made horrible decisions and yet you support them. If a blue collar
employee makes a bad decision that employee is held accountable.
Where's the accountability for Ward and Sanborn? Everyone has seen the
traffic pattern for coal has been in decline for years now but yet CSX
hired employees for these regions that depended on coal for the
majority of business while they had employees furloughed in these
regions. How intelligent is that? Why did CSX not allow employees that
were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They
make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go
qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month or
6 months? Now who can really afford to do that? If CSX treated their
employees right there would not be such hard feelings and an
anti-company sentiment.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2016

APE:

Look at maps:  CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines.

Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that
anymore & that traffic may never be the same again.

At present, things\times are tough.  Lots of co. belt-tightening.

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

You guys just don't like Cindy because she gets more Pussy than you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still
in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference.
Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship
completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead
of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well Oscar is just starting back to work at the airline after his heart
replacement. An investor group wants him replaced at the airline by
Gordon Bethune, chair about 2 official back. If Oscar gets booted out
of the airline business can he come back to CSX?
     Ackman of Pershing Square has taken a big beating financially, but
nothing to do with the RR - more with oreos.
     The FRA still wanders around shopping cars in volume.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2016

LBT I hear found God and is changing her old ways.

Name: Drew Lewis, Former CEO UPRR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2016

Hick-UP ! Does any one have a martini for me until next Monday?
I get my RR retirement check then !
I am the only UP senior officer to get a DUI 3 times, ...
that is three times by flipping my UP company car over in the
drive way of my home on the way to the office in Omaha.

Damn! Dickie Davidson was very mad at me too. He's a dick !
from Omaha. Heard he is running Railserve switching services now 
in Atlanta. VIVA OPERATION RED BLOCK. It might save my liver this time


Hick UP...Hick UP!!! I need another driiiink! Rule G mothfuckas!

Name: SPdude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2016

Well Banner guy;

Just come to work fucked up and have another 8888 incident happen and
ride the rails with a case of some good beer and party away.

FUCK THE CARRIERS. Porn girls are in Las vegas and in LA in porn valley
California. Lisa Ann does Engineers for 1000 a hour and you can get a
real cutie , you and fresh for 200 an hour!

Bet you guys where in Cali, huh? LOL...Operation redblock leads to
firing for calling in out here.

Name: SPdude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2016

Well Banner guy;

Just come to work fucked up and have another 8888 incident happen and
ride the rails with a case of some good beer and party away.

FUCK THE CARRIERS. Porn girls are in Las vegas and in LA in porn valley
California. Lisa Ann does Engineers for 1000 a hour and you can get a
real cutie , you and fresh for 200 an hour!

Bet you guys where in Cali, huh? LOL...Operation redblock leads to
firing for calling in out here.

Name: Jim Booth
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2016

Just read yesterday that UP has 6 major Federal ADA cases and
discrimination cases filed and pending in Washington state from former
and current employees. WTF? Does this make like 480 cases that UP has
pending against them from the Federal government for Whistleblowing?
Unjustified terminations, racial discrimination for being black? 

How do these cases occur and is it the same at CSXT? Do you guys have
any cases pending like this? I wonder if UP and others(BNSF) will go
under from all the lawsuits and Federal violations. They are not doing
that great these days. yard are empty and locomotives are all in
storage and falling apart due to no $$$$ coming in. Low carloading and
its time for the Shippers to stick it to those carriers that screwed us
with overcharge shipping rates, demurrage, and fuel charges.

THE RAILROAD REALLY SUCK ASS from a Shipper and customer stand point.

We are staying fuck it. Ship by truck. Keep kicking ass Railroad guys
and throw some officers over a bridge and off a classification tower
and TELL your unions like UTU/SMART to go fuck off ! They are a bunch
of crooks and pussies. BLE sounds like a good bunch of guys.

Good luck

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2016

No accountability for Mgmt.  If so they would escort those 2 Fat Pieces
of Shit Mangers off the property for putting a banner on the wrong
main, and a train striking it running on clear signals..... If we done
something like that we would be fired, no questions asked. Fuck you CSX
and the P.O.S. managers you hire.

Name: Banner B. Gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2016

SP Dude, 

Good idea.   One problem though. CSX would use a mass Red Block lay off
by its employees as an excuse to eliminate the program.  Then what would
we do when we needed a day off, and couldn't get one?

I have just one question for you.  Where are you going to find the
hookers?  Now that Brian Edwards has been dumped by ex-wife number 3,
all the hookers are between Avon and Roselake are even more busy that
normal as he hires them to help drown his sorrows, with their heads in
his lap.  

Nice thought though

Name: SP DUDE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2016

Yeah! Lets all go out on strike nationwide and participate in OPERATION
REDBLOCK AND OPERATION 1.5 and get some porn girls and have a blast off
on strike???  WHAAT think?

OUT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2016

All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal
maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train
dispatchers.  What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever
occupation.

Name: Notice of eviction 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2016

Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to
run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on
the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2016

please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just
plain "cunt"

Name: Red Block
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2016

If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many
choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power
to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and
honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have
a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds
up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples
faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to.
And sharks likes blood!
So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's
waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it!

Name: 
E-mail: Vasilikkerry@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

I'm looking for anyone who has had any kind of disciplinary actions due
to Dennis Rhodes. Or been targeted by him.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Imagine if....

What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock?
RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of
federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT.

Name: imagine if....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system
wide one day.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

You guys need to stop the whinning and move the fuck on with something
better to do. My Bitch boy Les Sack took care of things for me when he
was a moron REF for the SP and sucked his way into retirement with the
UP. I taught him how to blow me and the other officers on the
Division.

We bought your UNIONS guys. SOLD THE FUCK OUT!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if
I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here"
I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.

Name: WARNING WILLIAM ROBINSON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

ATTENTION ALL TEY AND OTHERS IN SAFETY SENSETIVE POSTIONS AT CSX

RULE 2.21 IS BEING VIOLATED AND IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER DEVICES THAT ARE
ON WHILE ON DUTY, YOU WILL BE DISPLINED AND DISMISSED.

TURN THAT FRIGGIN PRIVATE COMPUTER OFF AT HOME BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO GO
TO WORK. IF THAT PINGS WHILE YOU ARE WORKING AND A OFFICER ASSH&^OLE
HEARS IT IN YOUR GRIP OR BACKPACK YOU ARE GOING ON INVESTIGATION AND
FIRING......FOR WARNED WILLIAM ROBINSON AND OTHERS....


LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER AND NOT AT EACH OTHERS REAR..THIS ISN'T
CALIFORNIA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

No doubt RR big-shots will do OK.

Grateful?  Loyal?  

If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will.
If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would.

It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down.
Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that
the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore.

Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy?

Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue,
the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the
dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. 
 
Long story short:  Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never
really concerned - until it affects them directly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department.
According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX
will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm
sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for
CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen
then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for
anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal
these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy
Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company
survives.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

To the Robert Pines followers... 
This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards
closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a
special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and
you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help
save jobs ...

Name: Les Sack, Former SLO RFE SP/UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

You guys at CSX sound like a bunch of whining bitches and sissy's.
Understand something, When you all could have done something and not
allowed the BLE and the UTU/SMART go to shit because of the carriers
way of buying off the power of the unions and allowing these "new"
hire pieces of cut throat crap get in a bring that generation of being
pieces of "trash" and crap come on and "HELP" the carriers destroy
you and other co-workers well being.


It must really suck shit working for a Railroad today. I am a retired
UP MOP(RFE) and I hate Niggas and wetbacks for that reason. The
whiteman used to own and run the railroads. Not any more. So stop the
whining and bitching railroad whores and get on your knees.

Les Sack
Grover Beach, California
Retired Mgr of Operating Practices
The powerful UPRR

Name: lbt fan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Got to love some LBT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree
with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are
supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings,
harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay
issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect
employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and
takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason
for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX
is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to
them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you
would understand the field employees perspective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get
promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big
loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together
and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get
a big karma surprise in your near future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2016

Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not
qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the
train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure
that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar
policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up
with Sanborn and her bullshit.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2016

Secretary

PLEASE PLEASE don't encourage the little csx mole. The server this
little troll uses is out of Alabama. Guessing they didn't like the
post exposing the unethical and unprofessional behavior or their chief
and crew managers. This isn't the first time either one of these
managers seriously crossed the line.  Its about time everyone started
taping every single conversation they have with these people. When
promises are made and ethic charges are filed after you have been told
out right lies, you will have proof of the conversation to back it up.
NEVER CALL THEM ON A COMPANY PHONE. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR
PHONE TO CONTACT THEM.

Name: secretary
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2016

trainmaster

LBT is under Mr. Wards desk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

But where is LBT?

Name: BLE SCAB?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

Remember when the Brotherhood of BIG EGOS said they would never accept
the Remote Jobs as part of the BLE pledge? Remember that?
Why in the F*&CK do the PHL in Los Angeles Harbor in California have
remote jobs and elsewhere going on around the USA under the BLE?

Think about that one guys...

Name: Screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

LISTEN UP CSX

Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he
knows  we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement
for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and
then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled
to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on.

During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior
your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to
put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket
a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on.

HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID
UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT
CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT.  A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW
CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R!
WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE
LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED
TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT.  KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL
COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Fed up APE:

If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK,
but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand.  Then
maybe, the post would have some credibility.   Often, the carrier will
schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the
representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared,
etc.

BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a
hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed
cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. 

It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends
trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx
wanted.  Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical
company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances.
Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these
grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the
railroads.
I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions
so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX
ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most
of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it
benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the
favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

From my experiences working for various railroads, including former
Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of
Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run'
on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?)
as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E.
That is untill our General Chairman  'sold' us out. Thanks for
asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it
comes to making $ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In
conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats
just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords
return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere
hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including
myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2016

It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union
allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch
the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your
hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends
and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2016

Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must
be solved only when Hillary Clinton is elected President! And when Ms.
Clinton is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working
at
your away from home terminals Subways!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2016

The very previous post = an asinine, plain dumb, stupid statement.
Just WTH can or could trump possibly accomplish even if elected? Where
do you meathead, dead from the neck up people come from?  Jesus!

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2016

Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must
be solved only when Donald Trump is elected President! And when Mr.
Trump is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at
your away from home terminals Subways!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S.
Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that
was not even around before 1966.  Before, RRs were regulated by the old
Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes.

The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR
safety......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last
year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months.
It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast
track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything
fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things
improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors
and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of
course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are
not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the
sand..not sure which scenario applies

Name: ex vlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

AVON ENGINEERS!!!
TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE.

WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE
HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT
TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN
AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW
LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL
ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS.  
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS.
THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE
SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE
YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD
CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO
SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168
PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE
IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. 
NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO
SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS"
BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO
HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN
IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD
CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF
THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS.
HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT
JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90
MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET
CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES?
CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY
THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS
DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS.  WHATS FAIR FOR
THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. 
ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD
ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS
AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED
BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED
FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT
THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE
EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL
ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. 
EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE
CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT
SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA
BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES
THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO.
THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS
NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS.  
ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS
CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT
GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL
CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO
GET THEIR ATTENTION.  WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

Wednesday's Wall Street Journal (2nd section RH?) said CP was again in
talks with CSX this last January with no good results. Presumably they
will push harder if the CP/NS deal fails.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs
across the network that there is now an increased number of employees
whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher
number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I
know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That
seems to fall in line with what he said.

Name: long duck dong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just
fined $92,000 by the FRA.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2016

"The Railroads are going to do whatever they can get away with....."
Always has been & probably always will be that way.  
Don't care to imagine how much worse it'd be without unions 
& government regulations.
If RRS can outsource more jobs, work - they will.
If US RRs could be moved to China, Mexico, etc. - they'd do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2016

You people here...your biggest problem is your unions. You’re stuck with
the general chairmans, but stop  voting in your local chairman. From
what I can tell, BLE and UTU are both wothless on Eastern Lines
Railroads, CSX being the worst. The railroads are going to do what ever
they can get away with.....just like your kids.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

Unbelievable. I know harrasment is the norm here at CSX, I know
intimidation is a prerequisite for management and clearly the company
knows this is happening, so where is the line drawn? I was getting
ready to head out on a local job the other day at the fine Radnor yard
in Nashville and was talking to a car man about their jobs being
abolished and the cuts others have suffered over the past months. This
man told me their boss told them not to shop an excessive amount of
cars, that they shouldn't become a "speed bump" in the line of
expediting freight. So is this what we have to look forward to? A
decrease in quality and safety for the expediature movement of freight?
He said their senior general said he'd "furlough" a guy for bad
ordering cars! I thought we had it bad! These guys are pinned against a
wall! But what more can you expect from this wonderful management style
the fabulous CSX promotes!!!! I never get to talk to the car side much
and was shocked, I thought they had it a lot better.

Name: nomoreJjob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to
do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!!
You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll
this past half. 

Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to
take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for
12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew
as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as
needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all
this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO
Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT
VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54.

If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have
to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that
was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool
job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the
house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto
cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours
of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on
these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND
ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2016

So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then
also..lol
.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2016

Friend or family of employee:
That's all probably true but still that's cost-cutting, saving, 
-- not generating any new revenue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and
it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for
CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains
out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar
workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the
slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said
previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck
numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar
employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they
fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn.
Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out
here. Welcome to reality

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2016

“We have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue.”

       .........................................


Well! CSX can start by not re-crewing so many trains. Road crews have
no business building their own train, air testing, throwing out Bad
Orders. You can’t do that much work, then make it over the road,
especially 200 pluls mile pool runs. UPRR-BNSF have figured that out a
long time ago. Put an extra yard job on. What’s the difference, patch a
train or an extra yard job? Do the math Jacksonville. I know, the yard
job comes out of the terminal manager’s budget, the re-crew comes out
of the division manager’s budget. But, in the long run, it’s all CSX
money. Where am I going wrong here? Re-crews are one of the biggest
costs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2016

Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We
have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue. So what these
morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our
families.  Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business
and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride
back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch
that contributes to the United States economy,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2016

I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to
go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of
your employees..you bastards will rot..

Name: Ira Nutlicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2016

Gary Best gives good head and licks my nuts too!

Most of the UTU chairmen are like that these days.

Sincerely,

Ira Nutlicker

Name: BLET Member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2016

Today the BLET International announced their movement plans to the new
headquarters.

I HOPE THEY LEAVE ALL THE CORRUPTION BEHIND AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN
CLEANING "UP" THE UNION COMMITTEES ON ALL LEVELS!

Name: update
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2016

NEWS FLASH!

Rumor has it(rumor) that the FRA showed up at Big four yard in Indy and
shopped a massive amount of cars.   Now, we are guessing the post on
here that upset the powers to be and brought their little distracting
mole out from under his rock also put the FRA in the spot light.  
These cars were shopped for 3 possible reasons.  Your post caught the
attention of the FRA and they had to save face for the posters
suggesting they allow bad orders to run through, the car men who were
let go blew the whistle or the unions have come up with more money than
the carrier and are stuffing the FRA departments pockets with more than
they can take to the bank.

Anyway it goes, what should have always been done is now being done!
Keep up the good work posters and remember....YOUR SAFETY AND THE
PUBLICS SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Is this Gary Best a  BLE or UTU chairperson?  Get that right at least.
Yes, it matters.   How creditable can complaints possibly be when they
may be directed to the wrong place?

Name: Mikey Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2016

I thought Gary Best was ble chairman, either way I like how he polishes
my knob! :)

Name: Evansville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

BigCountry.

        A Trainmaster at a nearby Terminal told me.

Name: BigCountry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Evansville?            
What do you know about Howell Yard closing?

Name: Yep, He's a suck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2016

Best Nut Licker,
 
   Bet this UTU guy does'nt polish more company pole than the BLE
Local Chairman at my terminal.  When a CSX Manager walks in the office,
you would think Jesus himself had walked thru the door.  And the phone
calls and text to the T.M. and R.F.E. eveeryday.  Were watching little
fella.

Name: Best Nut Licker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2016

The general chairman of the utu known as Gary Best is a corporate nut
licker and needs to be removed from his position.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that
question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous
Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of
this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This
applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own
pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

Trainmaster/MOLE


Didn't like the last few post did you?  Maybe exposing the future
liabilities made you a little nervous down there in Alabama or
Jacksonville.   You came out from under your rock for some reason....
Maybe it was the derailment that was on the news in the Indy area.  
The one where the switches worked incorrectly and put a car on its side
yesterday. Maybe cutting back on inspectors had something to do with it.
  Maybe it wasn't really a switch problem.   Go back under your rock
and play with your imaginary LBT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

LBT has been quiet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Insp covered it pretty well.
If/when trainmen have to & try to do proper inspections;
adhering\following the regulations & rules, they'll probably get
accused of screwing around.  Be bullied, intimidated, harassed &
threatened.   CSX SUCKS.

Name: Evansville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say
anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.

Name: insp
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

APE

Less car inspectors means more bad order cars getting out of the yard.
If the crews have to start inspecting the cars they should follow all
the guidelines set forth by the FRA as well as the rules set down by
CSX. It takes at least 5-10 minute per car to do a complete inspection.
It also requires more training than the every day conductor is schooled
on.  Conductors are not nor will they ever be trained on the complete
mechanical workings of any car. It is well known that the fra allows a
percentage of cars to roll out with defects if they are considered
minor. Rushing trains out of the originating terminal is more important
than making sure all cars are completely safe and in 100% working
condition. If the crews have to do inspections of their own trains they
will be held accountable to a different standard than the car
department. Tm's and RF's are not privy to the mutual understandings
that are agreed upon in that department. If the crew misses a major
defect that only the trained eye of a car inspector would see and that
defect causes a derailment there should be a full blown investigation
done by the Unions. Crews should be give the same considerations for
turning a blind eye as the car department.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2016

I understand that there is a big cutback in car inspector positions
through the system, starting last week. Question is: will this cause
big delays in train departures, esp. from small yards where T+E will
have to ready large trains by themselves, and no clerks will assist in
driving the conductor around. Wonder how this works on other RR?
Remember, this program is NOT to insure the survival of the RR, but to
keep them at a high level of profitability in a time of low profits and
poor economy. Jobs eliminated rarely come back, and newer employees
don't remember any other way to do it, Comments?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2016

Why are we always picking on Cindy Sandborn? She has a medium grade
education and has spent her life on many RR jobs. She comes from a long
RR family. Eliason, Oscar, Lisa Mancini, many others are above her, and
with NO RR background. Mancini's RR background is from personnel in
mass transit, as example.Oscar sold potato chips.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2016

What if that engineer gets hurt throwing a switch? I’m sure CSX will
have no problem with paying him for his back injury. AND,  they will
understand, he was just helping out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 February 2016

As long as everything is tied down, secured, ---
Q.: Why can't an engineer get off his dead ass & go line a switch?  A:
Most probably can't do that properly & even if they could it'd be too
much physical work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2016

If you CSX people are working with one man locals (one man on the
ground). You should NEVER get in a rush.If you must walk back half a
mile to line back and Main Line Switch, then do it. The engineer has no
business getting off his locomotive and lining the switch. How many
rules has he just broke? You don’t need to drag your feet! You have a
rule book and the CSX wants it used 100%.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2016

I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the
principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or
fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company
is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog
their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from
point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the
assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another
man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the
1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why
help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get
us a real railroader and things will change for the better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2016

Hahahahahahaaaaaaa!

My terminal like all terminals have cut jobs to the bone to save money.
Now they are calling out extra jobs from the extra boards to switch cars
because they can't keep up.  Good plan huh?

Why don't they just admit defeat?  The stock price isn't going to
rise no matter what they cut!  Nobody is shipping, all commodities are
flat.

I say it again, when are they gonna cut the trainmasters?  THE DEAD
WEIGHT?

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2016

Even if they were some how relieved of there duties, they would be given
a golden parachute and rewarded for failure.  Its the new American way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If
the investors want to see good to average results better show these two
the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it
effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When
an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think
their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to
occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go
ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less
customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these
people in they deserve the poor results they will get

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2016

Cond 1-10

Your being told total bullshit. If you have been forced off your road
position and all you can hold is a job in your yard or anywhere in your
terminal for that matter they have to train/qualify you with pay. They
are just trying to cut a fat hog. They don't want to fork out more
money to train people twice. This is not your fault and they don't
have the right to restrict your seniority just because they THINK
someone more senior might be coming in town.  Your local chairman
should know this and if he doesn't then he needs to step down and give
his seat to someone who knows the agreement. Don't take this shit.  If
you are sitting around not working because you cant hold any road jobs
and they are not putting you to work in your yard you put in a penalty
claim for everyday you are forced to sit and not earn a living. Your LC
should know the claim for this. If there is anyone junior to you that is
working you should be able to bump his position and train on his job.
Document every day he works and claim his wages. If it were me I would
claim lost wages for every guy working in your terminal that's junior
to you. They got this problem at avon yard with their remote jobs. Got
tons of junior guys working remotes that unqualified road conductors
can bump and demand training. DONT TAKE THIS SHIT FROM THE COMPANY.
They did this to a bunch of us when we were hired and they started
cutting us off. Yes, I had good LC and got most of my claim paid. Kept
calling junior men into work and skipping me.  Never called me.  Were
playing favorites games as usual.  I would give the article number to
file under for them restricting your seniority but its been years since
I've even looked at my old conductors agreement... Also, it an ethics
violation for them to discriminate against you. That exactly what it
is!  You have every right to make a living and be trained on a job to
protect your right to work in your terminal. They need to explain why
they are allowing any man with less seniority to work and refuse to
train you for the position and allow you to earn an income on the job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

Does anyone know the contract article that states the company has to
qualify you in your home terminal once forced off the road into the
yard? I was recently forced off the road, and I can hold  A few spots
in the yard. The crew management keeps telling me that all these other
conductors are coming from different terminal to the furlough. So they
won't qualify me because they say I won't be able to hold once these
conductor show up. But in the last month supposedly 10 were coming, and
only one has shown up. 

Apparently crew management has a new policy where they start a
spreadsheet with everyone's seniority on it, and they only pay the
people to qualify that can hold once it is all sorted out. But I'm in
my home terminal in him being denied qualification.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

Either way he is correct.  There really are too many side letters that
work against the actual agreements.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Pretty sure: - Local Chairperson cannot make property\local
agreement(s) changes, etc., unless there is backing/support of a Gen.
Chairperson / Committee, who'd have the say-so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

........................................................................................................................................................

One of the biggest problems;  many local chairman make  too many “Side
Letter of Agreements” with the carriers. I understand now, some CSX
divisions are paying only actual time on Dead Heads. That’s not the
national contract since 2004. Again, special agreements are made...why?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO
ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY.  

YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE
UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST.  TODAY WHEN A COMPANY
OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I
GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS."  THE
UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE.  THEY ARE TOO BUSY
SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK!

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS!  WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP
HEAVY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend
told me about it.

All is interesting.  Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing
decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of.

Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as
strong as it's membership.   Lots of constant complaining about the RR
& the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated.

Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big
loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk.  Is the same with
the RR.  Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its
always been.

Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation,
plds, insurance, a retirement plan.  I have to keep at it.


Csx does suck.  Many things could be and should be better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Union, friend / family, for yrs.,

RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices
(wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc.

LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of
Officers.  Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney
and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented.
Elect to become a dues objector.  Good luck with all/any of that.

90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a
real nightmare working for a non-union csx.    Back to csx sucks.

Name: BuckWild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Below poster who claimed that "Union Officials can be voted out"- well
why haven't they been voted out yet? More tough talk but nobody does
anything. I want to see some action not just the usual defense of the
Unions status quo. Taking reduced dues to hurt the Unions pocket books
and make them wake up doesn't seem a horrible idea don't see how it
will affect their already crappy handling of the companies. Nobody is
suggesting getting rid of the Unions but getting them back in shape.
And blindly supporting them 100% and making claims that somehow the
system will right itself with no action by the membership is hogwash.

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2016

Speaking of union officers:

There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The
General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the
entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at
least $100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable
membership.
Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay
inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee
officers.
The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's
agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are
endless!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2016

The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it
half-assed. = =  Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be.

Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to
the RLA, which was enacted long prior.

Unions perfect? Heck no.  Full time big-shots do just fine income &
benefit wise.  But they can be replaced, voted out.

RR companies are not employee friendly.  Are any companies really very
caring\friendly to workers?

Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or
two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening
education.
 

RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions -
so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues
objectors.

Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Just trying to keep pace with nitwit idiot engineer posts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Why do you idiots keep posting the same blog in every section?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

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APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2016

Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order
to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union
Pacific after a possible merger.
Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in
spite of the difficult head winds!

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2016

Hey Guys;
Just got word the CSX PD is doing extensive background checks on
Employees to "Weed" out and get rid of any DUI, Ex-felon, or any TEY
employees that have pending charges in court for any criminal
complaints and using it in their advantages to "Fire" and lay off
more employees. The LC needs to know your potential convictions and
what time you may need to GO on the Jail Card to bubba Ville to take
care of the situation. Like me....Handle with loving care.

Hugs and kisses to you all sexy, good looking Conductor
Dave Carson alias Dale DeBone of Railroading...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

I say it again, where are they becoming top heavy?  TRAIN MASTERS!  
There is no reason to have so many at one location.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that
the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most
economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing
even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a
few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you
cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon?
I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they
can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red
flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are
they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to
'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive
and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and
complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company.

Name: Virlon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2016

If you have less than a year with this company and you are being cut
off, too fucking bad! Go get another job! I have been cut off, 6
fucking times and had to come back and live on bread and butter
sandwhiches for "beans". I had to blow the Trainmasters at my yard
locations and other Terminals to keep from either getting "fired" or
"cut-off". That's why at 70 years old I have dentures and I LOVE
other railroad guys as my boyfriends. The New Alternative Railroad life
style or the gay and happy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Shouldn't be a shock or surprise to anyone considering things.....  
Wonder when & IF they'll ever cut\reduce the size of the board of
directors & other "big shot" positions?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Great Lakes

Hold on to your money guys. Management members just had a big meeting
and word is the entire meeting consisted of nothing other than
discussions on how to cut more jobs.  Avon yard was the biggest topic.
So don't be stupid and blow your money on anything expensive. The
company is putting motors into storage as we speak.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2016

The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the
only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a
major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical
issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a
joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on
call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for
everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to
depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will
purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's
my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about
anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post
anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I
wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to
start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for
conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack
up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up
and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow
times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on
road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.

Name: bridge
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2016

was off due to csx medical dept. approximately 3 months, RRB medical
forms were filled out by csx physical therapist, in turn the RRB sent
me a nasty letter that my sickness claims were denied cause they were
not filled out by a medical professional. i contacted JIM EBERT and was
assured, after i faxed paper work, that he would help me get my medical
leave benefits that i was entitled to. Since faxing paperwork to EBERT,
he will nin answer or return a call. He ,EBERT is in place for the
company, not the employee, and the bmwe is of little help. JIM EBERT is
a fraud as a representative to the working class, so beware of EBERT on
any legal issues, he is not able to tell you the truth cause he is in
the pocket of C.S.X.

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

BLE= Brotherhood of Large Egos

Ain't worth the shit they talk...

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

Virlon Smoot is a old piece of railbuff , snitch rat!

Sold too many trainmen off to the officers and PLB can't even

get them back to work! F YOU Virlon !

Go suck on some choo- choo trains!

Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Crews

The last post hit the nail right on the head.  DO NOT start turning on
each other. Now is the time to stick together. The company is slowly
being torn down and jobs are being downsized at an alarming rate. With
merger rumors and competitive scare tactics in place anything could
happen at the drop of a hat.  You are workers in the trench. No more
value than the lab rats used to test poison. The stockholders and
investors pockets are more important than you. You are a number easily
replaced. Your unions have shown they have little power if any at
protecting your jobs.

Anyone who has spent any time reading this site or posting on it knows
that any time a touchy subject is brought up for discussion or comments
that may cause embarrassment to the company are posted, the company mole
pops up and post comments that are distracting and usually geared to
offend someone to deliberately start an argument. PLEASE DO NOT FALL
FOR IT! These moles are paid by the csx legal department and csx public
safety affairs department. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into their
web. If they are posting on here, you have obviously hit a nerve.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

Name: WOW!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

JESUS!!!!

Please help these poor moles posting to realize that popping out of the
wood work with a topic from who knows where(bashing engineers) isn't
going to draw any attention away from the sandborn bashing or any other
true facts being posted here about the state of csx at the moment.


Ok company mole...you want to be fair, how about putting a post about
the conductors who wont shut the window when its 20 below because they
are too fat and cant handle heat in the winter. How about the ones who
smoke so bad the engineer has to go home or to the hotel smelling like
his stinking nasty cigs. or the ones who make a bed as soon as the
train rolls out and leaves the engineer doing everything by himself all
night.

See company mole, things work both ways... Now that my post has evened
the score you can go back under your rock....

Keep up the good work crews no matter who you are stuck with on your
next trip and keep the mole under his rock!

Name: frustrated@stupidemployees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2016

Well CSX wants safety and for everyone to be alert, how about having a
talk with all the fat and ignorant Engineer's and telling them to put
their beats pills away and quit playing loud music on the trains and
let conductors or cut back Engineer's call the signals.... Also they
need to learn to respect their coworkers sitting on the left side.... I
mean when it is cold outside,see ur breath in a cab, or ur bones and
body ache from the cold, it is time to turn the heat on instead of
being big babies and saying, " I'm an engineer I control the heat and
Ac"... Yea they do and the control the stupidity level which is high
when they act like butts like that... It is not safe when 1 member is
huddling over a side wall heater to keep warm and not able to keep
their eyes on the rails and Etc....myself I am going to start bringing
a small propane heater and burn their eyes out!!!!! Pisses me off u
can't even ask the KNUCKLEHEADS to modulate the heat cause they cry
and that side wall does not heat ones legs or arms.... Engineer's are
just glorified a-holes!!! And they always cry about more than just the
heat or loud music playing when it shouldn't be.....  Can't wait to
see the Ludacris post back to this posting...  Well I would like for
karma to come back and bite all Engineer's who forget they sat on the
left side also.

Name: Retired Conductor AT&SF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

LC'S


Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their
conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it?  How come we
aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to
run the guys into the ground working them to death-----------

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Doesn’t  CSXT inforce the milage agreement? Or, does the Union just
turn their heads.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2016

LC'S


Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their
conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it?  How come we
aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to
run the guys into the ground working them to death until they all start
marking off sick then they call guys back.  Is this true because they
are already short handed.. Should I hold off looking for another job?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2016

You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX
clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn
around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody
to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING  evil bitch..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2016

For Dave Carson:

From a former (F)Investigator...There was a lot of drama on that part
of the RR terminals (Colton-LA). It was eithera drug bust from drugs
being stashed in tanker cars (LA Times Article July 2010), too mangers
having orgies in the terminals! Is that a "SP" thing?
The UP never had those problems until after the merger.

Name: Virlon Smoot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2016

Those Damn truckers are getting all the freight traffic now that fuel
prices are down and the shippers are shipping thru them vagrants.

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2016

Yes Retired Conductor;

That is true. The Big arrogant yellow banana with crème in the middle
is really going down the toilet. We are stuffing sidings from North of
Santa Barbara to sidings in the Salinas Valley with EMPTY baretables 
and auto tri-levels. I am a 1978 Condr(Former gay SP) established
trainman and I work out of San Luis Obispo and Guadalupe with all the
SP homo's I used to work with out of Bakersfield and LA.

Its getting really bad and January 21 will be announcement on more cuts
and layoffs. I don't have to worry about it. As long as my lover can
keep the beach house in Nipomo. I love Les Sack and Doug McEntire truly
since they introduced me to under the desk oral pleasing.

Its so good being a UP San Luis Obsipo gay guy!

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2016

Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink:

CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall
Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of
harassment and more
lay-offs!..................................................................................

Union Pacific has 20% of their locomotive fleet in storage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink:

CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall
Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of
harassment and more lay-offs!

Name: deez nuts
E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2016

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

Name: John Sepesy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe
''lazy'' Kazy  is a snitch!!

Name: Who is Joe Kazy?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Just who is Joe Kazy? Seems like the RR's have a very over obundence of
snitches and rats these days and lots of them a new hires and
Reserve police officers with local police agencies.


BEWARE ! Reserve cops working for the railroad smells funny !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have
no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about
meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart
unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the
decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in
Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running
this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to
look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their
terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I
hope sooner than later

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking
liar!!  This guy has been telling management everything.  The guy lies
about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!!  Just ask
around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management??

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2016

Locomotive Cameras:

The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by
rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators
enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial
issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year
was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know
otherwise.

The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched
the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the
crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July
2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report.

The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical
options have expired for you.

Name: SLOCONR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

DOUG MCENTIRE IS A RFE ASSKISSER THAT NEEDS TO TAKE HIS FAT ASS BACK TO
RUNNING A ENGINE ON A TRAIN AND STOP SCREWIN WITH THE MEN IN THE
TRENCHES LIKE CATMAN. COMPANY ASS KISSER!!

Name: RET ENG 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2016

This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a
joke...............................................



SOUNDS LIKE THE US POST OFFICE...

Name: True statement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are
fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees
and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around
90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT
FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a joke...

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Conductor 1-10

Sorry , but welcome to the business world of csx.  When they told you
in training that you may be furloughed that should have sent up a red
flag for you. Im guessing you aren't able to get rr unemployment
because you didn't work the required time to be eligible.  Its a shame
the company was given grant money from the feds to hire you and play
this horse and pony show. If you can get another job that starts out at
the same rate of pay per hour as you were given when in training I
suggest you take it.   There are men with 18 years seniority getting
set back from engineer to conductor spots and its only going to get
worse for the conductors.  When vacations start up again there still
wont be enough spots to fill. The company has been deliberately
violating the union agreement on the caps for vacation, personal and DV
leave by reducing them because of manpower shortages THEY CREATED!
Unfortunately little can be done outside of federal court because the
unions do not have the right to prevent the carrier from making a
profit. If not cutting jobs and people hits them in the pocket book and
reduces profit and increases future risk for business they are
protected. Yes, it sucks but that big business in the good ole U.S.A. 
If you are not working full time and are being cut back constantly you
are considered part time. Talk to your local unemployment office and
see what your options are. Make sure you have a copy of your employee
history that states you are furloughed. Make them put it in writing in
your history. You have that right. There are guidelines for all
employers on what the can consider a full time employee or part time.
Question you might ask your LC is why should you pay full union dues
when you get called back if you are just a part time employee?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working
on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon
and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...

Name: PigHeaded Condr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2016

OUT OF SUPPLIES,

Please list all the weasels and fake arse chairman so we can get to the
bottom of no toilet paper and crew packs available when needed.

I am a man, but,I don't need to prove that to wipe my rear after going
#2. Thanks.

Name: EL NINA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2016

EL Nino;

That will be great ! I'll get to see my husband for awhile!
Railroads have their's coming !

Name: OSHA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2016

Car repair

First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you
filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have
the grounds to sue your union.  Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get
on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law.
It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are
set down by the federal government. 

Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on
this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. 
Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against
your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your
agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown
lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the
company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. 

Time is of the most importance.   GET ON IT!

Name: Out of Supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

Out of supplies? No Brainer! You have corrupt union officers who are
indifferent to what they are required to do. 
Start posting their names and numbers on this site and call those
Wiesels out...including the General Chairmen!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

It will be a cold day in hell when I put paper in a printer.....can't
wait to be called into work at 2 am.....and wait for a ym to come and
put paper in at 6 am.....LMAO....

Name: EL NINO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

El Nino Is Coming:

No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive
floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at
the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as
possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and
a lack of preparations!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2016

Car Repair, 20-30:

If true story then.......
Yeah, of course they'll want to crap-can you if\when you claim an
on-duty injury. That's their way.  Reports are needed = paper trail.
Need to talk to a union designated legal counsel about your particular
situation (which is something you should have done long before now). 
Good luck.

Name: UP Management Is Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the
last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian
National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2015

RE; Injured Carman:

Get to the nearest computer and search FELA Attorneys. And there you
will get all the information you need.
Prepare a statement [now] with all the chronological details including
witnesses.
And you can also go to the BLET.com or UTU.com sites and search for
FELA Attorneys in your area. 

Good Luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2015

I WORK AT CSXT AS A CARMEN IN CHICAGO  OVER THE YEARS AND A OVERBEARING
CONTRACT FOREMAN CONSTANTLY RUSHING .PUSHING AND RIDIQUALING ME BY
GIVING ME EXTRA WORK AND RUSHING ME TO GET IT DONE  SPLITTING ME UP
FROM A CO WORKER AS IT IS A TWO MAN JOB AND EXPECTING THE SAME AMOUNT
OF WORK I STARTED HAVING LOWER BACK PROBLEMS   EARLIER THIS YEAR IN
SPRING OF 2015  I SLIPPED ON A MUDDY GRATING THEY HAD ON TE WORK TRUCK
THAT WAS HOMEMADE FOR A SIDE STEP TO GET OUT OF TRUCK  AND FROM RECENT
RAIN and potholes under standing water from ungraded gravel roads in
the yard   this contract formen witness this as i fell  AND I ALSO TOLD
HIM  WHAT HAPPENED  HE FAILED TO HAVE ME FILL OUT ANY TYPE OF CLOSE CALL
OR INJURY REPORT  AS THE DAY WENT ON MY BACK STARTED TO GET SOAR AND
TIGHTEN UP  BUT I SUCKED IT UP AND DID MY JOB AS THE WEEKS WENT ON MY
BACK WAS REALY STIFF AND SOAR  THIS SAME CONTRACT FOREMEN NOTICED THIS
AND ASKED ME IF MY BACK WAS HURTING   I SAID YES AND HE GOES  IT DIDNT
HAPPEN ON THE JOB DID IT?   I TOLD HIM YES   ITS BEEN HURTING EVER
SINCE I SLIPPED AND THE WORK HE KEEPS RUSHINGME TO DO BY MYSELF  AND
THATS ALL HE SAID   NO REPORT OR NOTHINGGG I FINALY WENT TO MY DOCTOR 
TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED   HE OERDERED MRI   AND SHOWED BULGING DISC  AND
DEGENERATION   SENT ME TO SPECIALIST    HE WANTED TO OPERATE   GOT A
SECOND OPINION   THIS DOCTOR ALSO AGREED THAT OPERATION IS ONLY REMEDY 
 SO HAD OPERTION  BUT OVER A MOUNTH BEFORE I NOTIFIED ALL MANAGERS
FOREMAN ETC THAT I WAS GOING OFF FOR OPERATION AND TOLD THEM  I WAS
CLAIMING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY   I ASKED IF THERE IS ANYTHING I HAVE TO
FILL OUT   AND THEY ALL WOULDNT ANSWER MY QUESTION   SO NOW I AM OFF I
HAD TO HAVE MAJOR BACK SURGERY   AND STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH MY
INSURANCE  UNITED HEALTHCARE    I ASKED LOCAL UNION REP BUT HE COULDNT
HELP   I CALLED  GRAND LODGE UNION REP   THIS JERK   RIGHT AWAY TOLD ME
IF I FILE OR WANT TO CLAIM ON THE JOB INJURY   THE COMPANY WILL FIRE ME 
 PERIOD   AND HE AND THE UNION WILL NOT REPRESENT ME PERIOD    THIS JERK
 IS A PAID OFF COMPANY KISS ASS   NOW I HAVE A SCREWED UP BACK   AND
LONG RECOVERY AND OUR DO NOTHING UNION WONT EVEN HELP BUT COMPLETELY
DISCOURAGED ME FROM PERSUING ANY REMEDY

Name: wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2015

wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.

Name: no supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in
trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels
to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and
release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have
paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people
had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to
light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars
a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good
on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.

Name: REASON
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2015

Other non

When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to
put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every
topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at
home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis
and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to
post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time
distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you
but your needs are not greater than the whole! 

So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the
content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY.  Read the message. Yes there are some
who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that
most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post!

We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO!  Hope you had a Merry
Christmas!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2015

I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this
miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before
retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the
payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at
there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move
on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company
goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at
first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed
the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical
thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the
idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there
lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They
seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to
remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will
know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck
together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I
cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there
stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company.
What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that
trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in
such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone
in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for
trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the
crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and
rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a
time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen
but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division
management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who
transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the
yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has
Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock
options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the
answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and
others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the
hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed
up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an
American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to
because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.

Name:  Hillbilly Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2015

Merry Xmas and Happy New Years to all my brothers and sistas on the
CSXT. Mark off tomorrow and enjoy the holiday with the family and
friends. Screw the trainmasters and RFE's.


Be safe and drink smart!

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2015

MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS 

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to
atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and
running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to
vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work
place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this
site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance
up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several
rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed
in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE
TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to
bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads
to CHANGE.  CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train
and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic
that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety
hazard has now been changed.
Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage.

As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP
railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from
management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.

Name: V
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2015

Gawd help us if the UP does buy and merge with us. They have all Mgrs
that used to work and manage McDonalds. And their attendance policy
sucks butts. But, that's what happens when you hire too many new hires
that don't have balls anymore and let the carriers push them around.

UP sucks! That's a another good potential site.

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2015

http://www.smvrr.com/2010/100410-097.JPG

This hear is a sell out rail-buff that sucked the UP a-hole until they
asked him to leave and retire and go play with garden size train sets
and call railroaders that are working for a living a FAG.

This suck ass above was a train buff in the 60's and we on the SP knew
that and hated rail buffs because they are considered sell-out and
scabs. This asshole is retired and still running around with his
UP Tonka toy helmet and now has his ears pierced and loves the new
California Alternative life style with other train buff-queers.

That's is why are unions and contracts have gotten weak.
Rail buffs and formers that got to work for a Class 1 carriers
are weak ass sell outs and POS. They work for the carriers for 'cheap
and take it in the tail when it comes to contracts.

1 more year to go for me. Fuck the UP!

Name: HA What?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2015

That's good ! You work for them and be their RR Nigga.
I might be black but I ain't NO RR nigga. 
You can work for da UP and wear their stinking Yellow vest and
UP RR caps and learn how to BLOW a MOP or MTO.

I will be retired if and when they ever take over.
I seriously think the BNSF might come after CSXT.

Have a great Holiday season and enjoy your tyco train set.

Name: HA! WHAT?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2015

We dontliketheUP

You got to be kidding me... the stupid green vest? You surely to god
have got more to be worried about than that when it comes to your
future. UP might run its management like csx does(whip and burn) but
they are making money hand over fist and have no intentions of going
down without a good fight. You on the other hand will be long gone and
retired or fired before they go under....I would rather be paid good
and wear a stupid green vest then working for the lowest paying class
one railroad in the nation and wearing a yellow vest!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 December 2015

RE: Merger News...

The Big Hedge Fund Players are looking at a Canadian National takeover
of the Union Pacific. Bill Gates is the largest shareholder of the
Canadian National. It's possible that Gates and Warren Buffett
(owner of the Burlington Northern), could share another common bond of
financial interest.
So far, UP has a decent balance sheet in spite of recent higher cash
burns. Canadian National is a lot more efficient with fewer employees
per revenue generated.
The combined railroads would save over $2 Billion in operating and
administrative efficiencies alone.

Name: WeDon'tLikeTheUP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2015

OH NO! we don't want no stinking MOPAC/UPRR. BNSF and Warren Buffet
would turn this RAILROAD around. UP has screwed UP some many mergers
and companies they have bought. And those STUPID green VEST that their
employees wear. HELL NO WE WON"T GO. 

THEY ARE ALSO VERY ANTI UNION, BIG TIME. And we already have enough
problems here at CSX. Come on Warren Buffet. BUY CSXT and save us.

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2015

A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming
together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to
receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough.
Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees!
Keep up the fight!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2015

Merger News:

Ideally, 

Every railroader would probably prefer working with the BNSF. The BNSF
is slightly ahead of the UP in revenue. The UP'S profit margins are a
little higher...but the BNSF spends about $2 Billion more in capital
improvements (If all capital expenditures were equal, the BNSF would
earn $2 Billion more than the UP). Those improvements are chipping away
at UP'S inter-modal business due to additional main line infrastructure
expansions and management's operational approach to efficiently
operating trains.
The BNSF management will rarely stop a train and ask crews for the rule
of the day...while the UP strategy is exactly the opposite. Unnecessary
train delays creates a flow back effect when the lead train crew runs
short of working time and the trains following suffers the same fate.
UP managers tend to be promoted based on head (firings) hunting...not
operational skills.
Considering the amount of improvements the BNSF is making, the UP could
be a takeover within 5 years if not sooner--due to continuing decline of
revenue and accelerating administrative cost.
The top six executives on the UP will earned over $150 million
including a deceased employee (2015 prospectus).
Warren Buffett, the owner of the BNSF, was asked: The UP is in your
back yard, why didn't you buy it? His response was simply: The
Management!

Name: other clerk
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2015

latest story is that we will get shut down as clerks the day before
Christmas Eve so we will miss all the holiday pay, and we will get our
buyout in time to put it on this years tax return but too late to do
any tax planning. at least we pay 2 years extra union dues as a tip to
the TCU. and, ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE DIES THE DAY WE SHUT DOWN. WONDER
WHY UNIONS ARE HELD IN LOW RESPECT?

Name: Would love a Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2015

I would love to have the BNSF buy and merge this CRAPHOLE of a
railroad and pay all of out claims and give us all $100.000 and
I would put in for my retirement and say....ADIOS.
It would be better than having the UP buy and merge with us.
They screwed UP the SP and the CNW when they bought and merged them and
too many MULES from the MoPac are still around.

BNSF and Chico all the way!!

PS. Fire and get rid of WARD and Sanborn. They suck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2015

Boy, the last post is a good one.

Always get true facts.  What is often heard and/or thought will
not cut it.  

There are rules governing employee behavior.

No one could be stupid enough to post the type of info asked for
on a site like this. 

CSX does "take care" of their own (so-called officers).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2015

I just served 18 months for an altercation with another employee,btw not
a physical a verbal one. I just found out a trainmaster in Greenwood
told a conductor he would whoop his a$$ and only got 5 days suspension.
Does anyone know who this trainmaster or employee  is my lawyer wants to
speak with him.

Name: Hedge Funder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2015

BNSF takeover of the NSC:

This deal possibly would in effect expose the CSX to the UP. Although
both companies have sub-par management. A head hunting expedition would
take place to find a suitable experience railroader for the combined
companies.
CSX is an absolute buy at its current price with an additional upside
potential of 30%.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2015

There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their
positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her.

Name: HelloImMichaelWard
E-mail: Mward@cex.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we
are dissolving the Huntington Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

The TCU Division of IAM Machinists have announced a deal w/CSX that
clerks wishing to work in the material department no longer have to
pass typing, oracle, and special medical tests.Supposedly this was due
to fighting by TCU Division of IAM. It actually brings it into
compliance with long standing Federal EEOC, ADA, etc. regulations.The
buy out for clerks is still in effect, including paying 2 years dues
after resignation as a "tip". AND, medical coverage still ends the
DAY your resignation takes effect.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

NOT TOMMY


CSX SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY AS POSTED ON ALL TRAINING PODS:


NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR
THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CSX'S LABOR
POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS OF CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

IF SOMEONE IS OUT OF SERVICE FOR POSTING THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS ON
FACEBOOK THEN THEY MUST HAVE CROSSED A SERIOUS LINE IN REGARDS TO
COMPANY INSIDER INFO OR LEAKED SOMETHING THAT MAY HAVE BE CONSIDERED A
SERIOUS ETHICS VIOLATION TO THE COMPANY. CONDUCT IN THE OPERATING RULES
COVERS THIS ISSUE.

IF WHAT THE EMPLOYEE POSTED IS IN FACT 100% TRUE AND CAN BE PROVEN
WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THEN A GOOD LAWYER SHOULD BE CONSULTED.

IT IS NOT A WISE IDEA TO USE FACEBOOK TO VENT ABOUT YOUR FRUSTRATIONS
WITH THE COMPANY. WE CAN TELL YOU WITHOUT ANY HESITATION THAT THE ONE
THING CSX WILL NOT TOLERATE AND IS SCARED TO DEATH OF DEALING WITH
IS.....BAD PUBLICITY!

Name: not tommy
E-mail: tryardy@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

social media policy.. got a guy at barr yard OOS for something he posted
on Facebook, there's a team watching all your posts.. so keep them
entertained..

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2015

Loco-Eng. for 10-20 years.
  
   Have you ever thought about going back to school and getting your
GED?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2015

Loco. Engr.,

CSXT has gambled a lot of dough on intermodal business.
The Ol' king coal merry old sole money making business is not there.

Should you choose to leave: - would have to learn new territories,
unfamiliar contractual agreements; less vacation & PLD entitlement, -
what assignments could you work, etc., etc. 

DO NOT go on what you hear and/or think.   Get true facts.

Yeah, no doubt about it - csx sucks.  It's been said & posted numerous
times that management changes need to be made.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2015

Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is
their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products
are being shipped on time.

First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are
intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest
priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and
back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in
safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of
the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are
called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any
speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The
officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was
threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes
late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time,
every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm
seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX
from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a
much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can
make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)

Name: getting sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2015

AVON CREWS!!!!!!!

THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE
SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF
BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE
DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING.

GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE
STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL
SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"!

THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE
TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER
IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. 

IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT
GET PAID.  IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR
RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE
EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO
PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR
MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. 
DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY
ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING.  THERE IS NO EXCUSE
FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2015

APE,

No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx
will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie:  
agreements, contracts, promises, etc.

[Although  big-shots seem to well taken care of.]

Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride.  


Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2015

WAKE UP PEOPLE

The start up date for the new Idpapp policy is closing in. You all
better be calling your Lc's and finding out what the hell is going to
happen with any previous discipline that someone already has on their
records. How about the 180 forgiveness right that was agreed upon with
the unions. You have no opportunity to work any minors off your record.
You had the opportunity to work 3 minors off your record in a three year
period and with this new agreement you wont be able to. 
 Get ready for the head hunting. If they want someone gone now they
have to write them up 5 times to move them to the next level. That
means more stalking of a single employee. Maybe that will create a
pattern and that employee could file harassment and discrimination
against the stalking supervisors.  We all know how this works. How
about stacking. Previous agreements stated that a supervisor could not
slam you with multiple failures resulting in an employee getting more
than one INCIDENT failure for the observation test. Is this still going
to be the rule. Will they be allowed to do like a cop does and trump up
5 charges against an employee at one time?????  Better start asking
questions!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2015

The very best substantiation is documentation. 

Submit, turn in:  penalty claims and unsafe condition reports.

Name: Crazy company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2015

This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby
Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is
this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch
morale boost now.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2015

10-20

Welcome back mole.  Been a few weeks.  Getting cold under your rock.
Guessing the post on crews working in the engine houses doing THEIR
work rubbed somebody wrong!  Go tell your master to stuff it. Just wait
till someone gets hurt while working in the engine house shop area doing
their jobs. Bet there will be some changes then!  YOU THINK!


Put in those claims avon and barr yard crews!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

You heard of abby beazley? I'm sure most of the guys who have worked
for and with her have. Sleeps her way to the top just to get a raise.
Thanks for the lay abby

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

LOCO

Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon.  Constantly
doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim
tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area.
Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working
co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine
service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request
a days pay at their rate.

Name: BEEN THERE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2015

Not Stupid


Im guessing that TM your talking about at avon is none other than Brian
Edwards.  Reject form Chicago division right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2015

To the Friend or family of employee , less than 1 year:

All too often inexperienced employees claim & are awarded payments that
they are not actually entitled to.  Also, the co. can\may have the
legal right to recover if paid.  Most likely you wouldn't have a leg
to stand on if you could file suit.   The last post had some good
advice -- talk to a rep. who knows stuff & provide more info.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2015

More info needed & it should not be posted/provided here on this site.

Doubtful if it's actual discrimination.

Csx payroll recovers "overpayments" all the time. It happens. 
It usually depends on the particular contractual agreement as to how
long they have to recover these 'so-called' overpayments, how much at
one time can be taken back & the reason(s) why.

Get in touch with a\the proper union representative.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2015

My husband is being discriminated against at CSX.  What CSX doesn't
know is that he's married to a PRAYING WIFE.  So I'm PRAYING for him
and for the MANAGERS or OVERSEERS that are coming against him.  I'm
praying that God doesn't handle them the way that they are treating my
husband, and not just him but our family cause when he married me, we
became 1.  so I'm taking it PERSONALLY when my husband is
discriminated against because of his complexion and accent.  But I'm
thankful that we serve a GOOD GOD who LOVES JUSTICE.  And HE will dole
out to each their portion.  He fights for us, we are just being still
and allowing Him to do just that.  Standing on God's word - "Do not
take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is
written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. -
Romans 12:19.  AMEN.  Amen. Amen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2015

My husband is a Conductor.And he's been experiencing discrimination. 
We are considering a law suit.  And I'm sad that this company that
looked so good in the beginning is not.  He kept having problems that
they would accidentally "overpay" him and then they kept making
deductions from his check. CSX is very unethical.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2015

Something that is often forgotten:
If you are eligible & get dismissed, furloughed, suspended,...
the bastards HAVE to provide at least four months of Employee
and Dependents Health Care Benefits -- until the end of the 4th
month following the month in which you last had compensated service.
On their dime.    
Check\review your H&W Plan Booklets for more or any updated info.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2015

Jeez.......
Some type of outfit \ culture.   Hire you to fire you.
What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and
100% total rules compliance?

Name: Not stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

All t&e

Better look real close a the wording in the new idpapp. It has more
loop holes than a knitted sweater. It also doesn't address the 180 day
forgiveness policy that was agreed upon in the engineers SSA! 
Again the breakdown of catagories of violation levels is again too damn
vague.  The company needs to come up with a more detailed list for each
offense level.  There are too many supervisors who interpret the
charged action as serious or major.  Avon has a tm that tells every
employee he encounters that he can charge them with a major violation
on the most stupid petty crap he can find. He uses it as an
intimidation tactic and then acts like  he is doing you a great favor
by promissing he will let you off with a minor. This couldn't happen
if sandborn  would publish a more  extensive list of what was
considered minor, serious or major.
If this new policy  sticks everyone is screwed with no way to work
minor charges off during the three year period.  Watch out Avon crews.
Your about to get screwed real bad. Your going to be the new target for
that so badly needed turn over rate. The seats in the school are getting
ice cold! The tm's from hell will still keep coming there as well.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

Loco Engineer 20-30

   What a dumb fuck you are. You come on here and say the UTU sold out
the clerks. You don't even know which union the clerks belong to.  Go
back to school and get your GED and voice a educated opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out
the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system.

This was negotiated on a national level.  If a driver accepts the
buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union
dues!

THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!

Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union?

You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one.

First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs.

DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2015

Avon engineers 

If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short
turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor
relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35
miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get
these claims turned in.  When cmc calls you make sure you get them to
tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around
service.

Second.  Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead
head to it they will lie  about the destination of the train. Ex: If you
 take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a
destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is
false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof
of the miles you  traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful
destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic
charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay
ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with
truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a
ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside
terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9.

It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets
reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the
proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the
USDOT.

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2015

Maybe CSX should bring in  BDO to clean up their mess.

Name: David culver
E-mail: davidculver0516@gmail
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 November 2015

I wouldn't work for these over paid children if I had to.  It is one
big pack of winers and trouble makers.  They don't like ya there, they
just lie on ya, and push you out.  Very coward to say the least.  YES...
 they DO descriminate!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX
CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY
SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT
THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS.
ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR
CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR
EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS
HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS

Name: Ret. Corp. Office
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

Is csx really that dysfunctional?  Bankers, investors, etc. want to
know.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Just look at all the other railroads. Yes, they CSX actually is.  And
they “cook the books” so to speak, to look better. Don’t fix the track,
just put out slow orders, etc.

Name: Retired now, thank Christ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2015

Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc.

All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away?

Quit/resign en masse.  No one, the co., the unions, the feds
could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). 

So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that.

Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working
for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're.......
ah, never mind.  Hopeless.  

------------------------------------------------------------------
Is csx really that dysfunctional?  Bankers, investors, etc. want to
know.

Name: Oyeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2015

Brakeman you're exactly  correct Csx hasn't
 lost money they just made less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2015

Anger & animosity in the workplace IS; long story short, a safety
concern / worry.  

Read\review the Operating Rule(s) regarding employee behavior.   

Companies making changes & downsizing for whatever reason(s)
is nothing new.  Nor is - workers being displaced from their normal
jobs and/or locations anything uncommon or unusual.

Ol' King Coal is not the merry old soul \ profitable money maker it
used to be for the RRs anymore. Could be that they operated certain
areas longer than they should have.  

Corporate greed is nothing new either.  Sure, the big shots do pretty
well & that is a huge sore spot & grossly unfair but not near enough
voters ever seemed to worry about a lot of things until it affected
them directly.   

Things change. Good luck to all those who must deal with the changes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals,
exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families 
together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time
and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on
their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose
everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates
them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know
how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed
terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the
sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the
company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and
conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until
as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a
workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the
problem.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various
terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are
better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other
especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian
Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has
created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to
He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2015

ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really?
what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see
profits in the millions for each quarter.  for example:the problem is
if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh
we only made $410 million compared to the previous years third quarter
of $460 million! we lost $50 million dollar!!!!!!  no fuck nuts you
didn't lose $50 million ,you just made less!! you still made $410
million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx
show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to
keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who
this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow
orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the $50
million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of
this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers
keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to
buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to
afford them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2015

I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said.
However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are
going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is
why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us
we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do
not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of
the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in
this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad
decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors

Name: knuckle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2015

Eng. Retired


Company didn't spend squat to put them through the school. The
government paid all of it for them with grants. It's not until they
put them in the field that it cost them anything. The training pay is
so low it doesn't really hurt their pockets. 
What everyone has to worry about now is the headhunting that's going
to get out of control. There is no justification for the company to
hire anymore conductors. They put tons on the street furloughed and
with the shut down of the yards there are too many who need placement. 
The government shouldn't be giving them one dime to train new hires.
With that said, they now have a school sitting with cold seats and
overhead cost for the school stacking up. Im sure the bonuses and
raises will be buried to use the money for operating cost. 
The next step is to start downsizing the work force. If you dont
remember it was right after the company had to stop charging new hires
tuition for their school that the head hunting in the fields got out of
control. First it started with the insane performance evaluation
testing. Petitions were filed and the unions actually stepped in a did
something about it. It was also when the powers to be in Jacksonville
started coming down on management for not getting enough failures on
the employees. They can deny it all they want but several managers came
out and admitted their jobs were threatened if they didn't get it done.
Everyone is guessing this was the time the company starting requesting
help from the government with training cost. The only recourse now is
to start weeding out those who are left working so they can bring the
furloughed employees back. Downsize enough, crunch enough numbers and
estimate how many wont come back and they are on their way to filling
the seats with new government paid employees.  That being said everyone
is a target and better WATCH THEIR BACKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or
what?

Name: Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2015

Posted by LC
"It's sad we
have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior
but we do.”..........................................


What other industry spends thousands of dollars and hours training
their people? Then, after they’re out doing the job, spends every
waking hour trying to fire them? That’s the CSX, and others I’m sure,
in a nut shell.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2015

ALL CREWS


IT'S ABOUT TIME they put something in writing in regards to the
procedures a manager has to follow when field testing. If you have not
read the csx system notice on supervisors field testing then do so!
Make a copy. It is very clearly stated that an officer MUST have a
briefing with the crew they observe and discuss what they were tested
on. It also states that if they did not observe post activities
preformed they are NOT TO ENTER ANY INFO on what they find.

EXAMPLE:  An engineer sets his brakes on his engines and leaves. After
the crew is gone a supervisor shows up and boards the engines to check
everything he did. If he finds a hand brake not applied he is not
allowed to enter his findings in the observation testing. 
There has been and will always be that one crew member that someone
wants to mess with. Unfortunately we also have those in the public who
like to tamper with the equipment. Taking off handbrakes, bleeding cars
off, pulling cut levers are just a few things that they tamper with. A
supervisor must observe the employee preforming the task and must have
a briefing with the employee. NO MORE it's my word against yours. Im
the supervisor and what I say over rides anything you say. It's sad we
have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior
but we do.

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big
bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits
and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always
thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it
be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the
comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what
to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

Horn blower; my 2 cents:


If you earn $700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to
stay there.

To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they
aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the
hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$ you have to contribute for
union dues, health ins., etc., etc.

Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at
a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4
yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). 
Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many
regular yard assignments aren't much better.

Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice
should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to
see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career.

Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be
displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles
away who's lost their regular job.  

RR Retirement can be sweet  IF  of age & have at least 360 months of RR
service.  However, the taxes are high while actively working & the
sickness & unemployment insurance sucks.

Lots of things to think about.  Do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather
than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into
the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these
circus clowns

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2015

Looks like to me instead of laying off t&e employees management needs to
be downsized as well.....a crew was banner tested 2 times in the matter
of 35 min and 8 miles....theses idiots must have nothing else to do
....so they gotta justify their  meaningless existence of a
job....stepping all over themselves to harass any crew they can with
their dumbass banner test....what a joke.....

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2015

Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2015

Horn Blower... If you are dead set on going to work for a railroad,
forget the CSX. They’re not run by railroad people, their board and
high up management are bean counters, MBA’s, and lawyers.  I say, stay
where you are, but if you are dead set on leaving your present job,
move west and hire out with the BNSF or UPRR.  I can’t speak for NS
nowadays, but back in the 80’s and 90’s they were hell to work for. You
will have no home life, live by a telephone, and your all around general
health and life style will really suffer. Most of your work will be at
night. Most rails are divorced.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2015

horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a
30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement.
this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from
incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then
moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for
you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the
morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on.
also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even
terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2
months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I
been here to long to walk away or I would.

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2015

I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the
railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in
the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus
and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the
railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad
retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe
becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career
with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders
out there would be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2015

I know a person that works for CSX railroad, her name is Laura
Touchstone, and when I read her Twitter page I had to laugh she claim
she is a Christian woman. Ha!Ha!Ha!..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 October 2015

'train dreamer':

That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a 
co. mole / troll.

1. Why do you want to work for a railroad?
2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not
   understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft.
3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful.

Read a few pages of this website.   Jesus..............

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2015

I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule
will I have as a conductor?

Name: railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2015

I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to
twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the
train.This is a rough life

Name: RETIRED SP CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 October 2015

Yeah! Tell retired UP dude!
That poster was probably a full blown sell out train foamer. UP on the
West Coast hubs sure hired a lot of them, along with my Co workers kids
and they sucked!
Back to my retirement rule Ging!! Screw the carriers!!

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2015

Name: ride them rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and
go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up
for............................................................................................

                             
*********************************************

Your ignorance of the railroad industry, not just CSX, is plainly
evident by your callous post. I would suggent you return to your HO
Trains and Foamer Friends and not wast our time with your diatribe. As
Sir Conan Dolye once wrote; "Mediocrity know nothing higher than
itself."

Name: ride them rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be
honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the
trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2015

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?


______________________________________....____________________________________________

The railroad industry has always been very strict, going WAY back. Even
more so than the military, as I have been told by servicemen who have
retired and come to work for the railroads. But in the past, say 15 to
20 years ago, if you did your job, weren’t a “dynamiter,” and didn’t
abuse the layoff rules, the railroad officials pretty much left you
along. I think nowadays, we have a different mind-set of management
coming out of the business colleges. Remember, in the past , most
officials worked their way up and through the ranks. That’s not the
case anymore. Just look at where the last CSX VP of Operations came
from, and went. Also, the railroad law department writes most of the
operating rules or for sure, over sees and puts their stamp of approval
on every move magagement makes. This comes right down to Political
Correctness, what you can say at work and to some degree, what you can
wear, nothing offencive,etc.  Basically, It’s a new breed of management
in the railroad industry, that seems to have no use or respect for any
craft or union employees. They, management, take the attitude that, the
men are out there to screw them and the company. Naturally, that will
have an effect on budgets and any bonus the managers might have coming.
AND, to make things wose, at least IMO, the unions have, for the most
part, sold the membership down the drain....period.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2015

You'll easily know the answer(s) should you hire on and work in the RR
industry for a while.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?

Name: train line ups
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2015

that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line
ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always
happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show
trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and
not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes
them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go
insane. going to take a pictures?  lol  whos going to care about them ?
the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your
gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this
company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it
quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your
job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2015

Mr. dicked again:

Although it is true that job\train lineups are way off base as far as
times, etc., all of the time(s) are inaccurate & is actually
unsafe..... agree 100%. Been that way a while - STOs, DTOs, Chief
Dispatchers, local managers, etc., get their noses into things a lot
too. 

Stay with the calling in thing - can/may keep a person from being
charged with a 'miss-call'. 

Unless you are working a scheduled assignment of some type, that's
part of it all --- (you should've been around when you felt lucky to
get a one hour notice for work).  

Yeah it really sucks.  However, people that have worked in the
divisions\regions dependent upon coal business have more worries.

Name: dicked again
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 October 2015

JACKSONVILLE  

You  SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK AND REALLY SUCK at watching what is going on
in the trenches of your managemt.  I (WE) are getting so stinking sick
of the train line ups and scheduled trains and vacancies being WRONG
WRONG WRONG WRONG!  I swear to god if I look on the crew screen one
more time and see a JACK JOB (J-job)still on the lineup that's 2 weeks
old and get called for an xp job that NEVER EVER EVER was on the lineup
Im going to take snapshots of this crap and give it to the press. Your
blue collar employees are nothing but little bitches to you! Pulling
trains out of your arsess from no where???? You know this shit is out
there. Put in on the damn crew screen line up so we have half a chance
to schedule something in our lives with our families. Our union
agreement says you WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE INFO TO US otherwise you call
us for something 10 minutes after we check and nothing was scheduled
for the next 4 hours we can fight and WIN THAT MISCALL. As long as we
checked! Its about time people started checking this crap and not
answering the damn phone. When someone finally gets to lay down and
take what they think is a 4 hour nap after the kids and wife have them
busy all day after rolling in at 5 am the last thing they need is a
call 10 minutes later for BULLSHIT!
It's a SAFETY ISSUE. What happened to your so called "SAFETY IS A WAY
OF LIFE"!

LOOK AT THE XP CREW SCREEN AT INDY!  Come on!  I challenge you to do
the right thing.  Look at the total bogus crap listed all the time. 
OH, if you didn't know, your IVR is a stinking joke too. Cant get half
the info off of it. Especially XP crap.   CALL IT! XP BOARD CODE IS
3117.   NO INFO for scheduled vacancies or positions planned.
GOD PEOPLE! Instead of spending the stockholders money on worthless
team excursion trips GET A FRICKIN HARVARD GRAD TO HELP YOU!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2015

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

furloughed..................

Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools
making
way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has
tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know
about
this issue?--
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The Union screwed every one with the Guaranteed Day that every one
wanted. Make the co pay us for being on call. Well ya got it. The RR
Unions have been so dumb for 40 years. It started with the Fireman and
$1,50 to the Engineer if he would run without a fireman. The Fireman
made $19.00 per day. Engineers (former Fireman), would dodge a job to
get one with no Fireman.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2015

Quote:  "Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old sole\money maker it used
to be..."  Sad, but true.  Things change.

Name: Kerry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2015

The Chicken Shit Xpress.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2015

Name: Kyle from Roseville, CA
 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 year
Posted: 17 October 2015

UP is another incompetent
Railroad......................................................................

NOTHING...Anywhere near as bad as the CSX...trust me.

Name: Kyle from Roseville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

UP is another incompetent Railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people.

Proof is in the management,  and in the way that they don't know how
to move freight.

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might
have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time
was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big
bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic
shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair
and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts
from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in
power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not
greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn

Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via
the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED
OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center,
project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and
local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A
JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF
PAY AND BENFITS.  according to cindy " this hard decision was made
after other options were carefully considered" what that really means
" fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says
" HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Conductor 20-30 yrs.

In case you haven't figured it out.  Its not about the employees, CSX
doesn't care about people, they only care about CSX, big profits, and
big bonus checks, its called corporate greed.

If they could run this place with nothing or nobody, they would!  They
save money when they furlough people.  Don't tell me after all these
years, you really think these people running the show have a heart?

This economy is not good no matter what the media puts out.  if you've
noticed, CSX has been doubling up there trains with some totaling over
200 cars at a time.  As of lately, many of those trains have also
shrunk!  The freight isn't there, coal has been dead, crude oil has
slowed. and automobiles are hit and miss.  Get used to people being
furloughed, its going to be a long winter.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

furloughed..................

Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making
way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has
tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about
this issue?

Name: Loco man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy.
Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried
about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be
on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you
and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each
other.  Focus on what's important.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2015

I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon.  This
company and it piss poor management is a real mess.  The incompetence
is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through
the door. Very sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Reality,

True: even the best managers are all too often talked to & treated like
they are/were dirt.  This co. has lost some good ones because of that --
some could & did, go to better jobs.  Sad. 

The stockholders ought to take a harder stance & vote to clean house,
starting at the top.  They need to fix things.....ASAP.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Engine repair

What you are saying is 100% true. But what you do not take into account
is this is big business. They only care about the bottom line and
LIABILITY.  Would it not make better sense to have a failure on every
single employee? Would that not make a better case in court for the
company if an employee can be shown to be an unsafe worker when they
are injured and are standing in court in front of a judge?
Injuries hurt the hell out of their ability to receive accreditation.
It's all about public image and backers. You along with every employee
who writes or speaks negatively about their jobs are just considered
disgruntled and whiners. Facts not fiction. Why do you  think your
unions don't do a thing until something happens that hits the media.
The company gets with them to smooth over the problem with "happy"
money or scratches someone's back. If your union can score a big
publicity hit they will jump like stink on shitz.

We(anonymous group) had the opportunity to sit in on a multiple way
conference call with a group of supervisors. The leading "chair" was
an upper management person from Jacksonville. We were floored on the
way the supervisors where belittled and talked down to. They were
treated like ignorant and uneducated idiots. One was even threatened if
his so called "business" sense didn't improve. There was absolutely
nothing encouraging or positive about the entire experience. So it goes
to show that it isn't just the blue collar workers who are treated like
trash.
We could all publish a list of names of supervisors who left a
particular district that came forward to the employees and revealed the
direct orders that were given to them to get out in the fields and get
more failures or start looking for another craft to work in.
These were supervisors with a conscious. No, you wont see that list.
Some are still employed and due to their honesty they have our respect

I'm sure the lawyers and public media directors for csx will have a
fit after reading this one but its best that you and all other
employees know that its just not the field workers in any craft that is
singled out. All levels of management are treated the same.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2015

Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for
the RRs that hauled it.  Things do change.  

The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic.
What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal?

We'll see. Stay tuned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington
Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I
find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and
the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No
wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground
and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have
the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go
Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

The attendance policy we all deal with is a form of harassment. Csx
management, from the corporate level to the lower levels are all
sweating bullets because the stock price has cratered and continues to
go lower and they have lost business either on merit or trying to
manipulate the numbers. They can only beef their numbers up by cutting
labors benefits, labors jobs or any other labor related perk, as in
days off, obvious claim denial, and having their lawyers totally shred
our agreements and contracts to turn any language in them into their
favor. They cannot honorably go out and increase business to raise
their numbers because they have used high oil prices  to rob customers
at gun point with surcharges to pad their own pockets thru unreal
bonuses, stock options, and any other numerous forms of greed. All the
time acting as if they are saints in the communities of their company
reach, lying on the company gateway about their core values, cheating
and stealing and lying to customers, employees, and suppliers about any
and everything imaginable to increase the bottom line. I have worked and
watched this for the last 10 years increase everyday. The first 5 years
I worked here this company had a little honor to it, but since has went
downhill,the last ten accelerating at break-neck speed. All of this for
the almighty dollar. It is great to make money but to sell your soul to
the devil lands you in hell. To cheat and steal from the very people who
make you rich is an act that will eventually set you up for failure. To
be so arrogant to think that you can get away with it when your in the
national business limelight is on the  edge of insanity. That is why
the cash cow coal is gone, and oil prices have fallen, and have you
noticed there are two to three times the trucks on the highways as
there were 5 years ago. Soon the hedge funds, mutual funds and pension
funds will sell out of CSX, and the heads will role in j-ville. The 
board of directors who mismanage their fiduciary  duties will also pay
by losing their seats on the board when their partner in crime, the CEO
goes down. CSX is losing business  fast, and they have no one to blame
but theirselves. Company performance is also going down no matter what
they say with their "drive to 65" saying. I've seen the drive leave
my co workers, they dont work with the zest and zeal they used to, even
the newbies they wilt and quit literally before their first years up.
The morale of the company worker is like a drunk with a gun to his
head. Local management does the same as j-ville though, they lie and
cheat to fake the numbers to big brother and big brother is too blind
to see through it or just doesn't want to see it, as long as
everything adds up to a better number. Eventually "the drive to 65
will get revealed for what it truely is a BIG fat lie, just look at the
stock price which is a leading indicator of future economies, it has
dropped 10 dollars a share and they produced the lowest operating ratio
ever on their drive to 65. This will be the ultimate reveal, a 65
operating ratio and a 52 week low or worse in the stock price. Now that
tells me you are who we thought you were, LIARS CHEATS and THIEVES.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2015

Railroad and Union Corruption:

There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the
ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits!
The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims
paid!
All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the
House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen!

Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads
ripped-off thousands of its employees!

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2015

When is Corbin closing? What location is next?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals.

No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities
as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't
schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?).
Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean
sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft
and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the
average Joe can't get off without a hassle.

Off "UBU" on weekends?  More understandable.  Members have issues &
problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep.
anytime.  And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool
& has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may
very well have to mark off Friday.  Walk a few car-lengths in a
part-time local union officer's boots.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the
safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family
functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two
guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union
Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about
going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB......
The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done...  These
programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks
...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB
still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The
company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2015

Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall
do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall
sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what
the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch
of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow
the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a
railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of
wussies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2015

All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in
environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs,
contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the
field annually and experience things firsthand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2015

Swell.  Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. 
Fiasco?  Absolutely.  
Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running
this outfit.

Name: joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

What the F
 
There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your
qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice.
Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees.
You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a
list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or
Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to
be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO
HAVE THIS DONE!

Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will
be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way
the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct
every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months
to come.

Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications
listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your
union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the
information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that
you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell
them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.

Name: what the f....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

hey avon people


anyone else take a look at this new employee qualification board that
is showing up on the crew screen.. From what I can tell it is supposed
to list the jobs you are able to cover with qualifying expiration
dates. There is a bunch of jobs listed on mine that expire in the
future and I have never worked them a day since I was hired. How in the
hell can they say my qualifications expire in 2018 and I never worked
them one day.  

Something is going on here. Im hearing the union is buckling under and
is close to agreeing we become one big extra board. Heard they already
did this in Danville.  What the hell will seniority be if you are on
one big extra board.  Something is going on.  


Heard anything from your LC'S

Name: Ret. SP/UP Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2015

Posted by Brakeman
hopefully
everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx .

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NO! Every railroad is NOT like CSX. Yes, they’re all strict, but
nothing like what you see by the CSX. BLE and UTU Western lines seem to
have much better union reps. I worked over 30 years for SP then UP. UP
was/is bad, but nothing like this outfit. I have several friends who
are engineers for BNSF. They all fell CSX goes way over board. I can’t
speak for NS or KCS. So, don’t think for one minute it’s all the same,
railroad to railtoad. It’s not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully
everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would
brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. 
hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn.
remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have
no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it
or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every
body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if
good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much
time in to quit to throw away a pension

Name: in the know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2015

APE

Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks.
WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any
normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit.

Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant
count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim
because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the
claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had
absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim.
Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with
the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning
statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you
don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long
enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to
us.
As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal
medical boards along with other groups.  If a person is legitimately
sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then
they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid
doctors slip.
Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his
paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or
didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off.
Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal,
unethical and as he said...slanderous.  My doctor wont take those kind
of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal
physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My
physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency
room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the
insurance companies  dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then
maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic
decision when the insurance company comes after them.
Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is
screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the
week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when
we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up
their quality of life as we do.

Now for a pet peeve..........
Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no
problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all
the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay
constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and
go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL
HAPPENING!  How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to
set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy!

OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go
in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to 
go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a
single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go
figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you
wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to
do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along
with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for
legal as well as tax purposes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2015

Have to go along with the previous post.
FNGs & their BS are probably the #1 reason why things are they way are
today.  It's always a real treat when someone with 30-40 yrs.
experience overhears some new(er) employee spouting off about how
things are & how they should be.  I, for one, just shake my head &
ignore those type(s) of people as much as possible.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2015

APE....
Wow....fed-up really???

...............................................



I don't feel the grievances CSX operating employees have is with the
wages and benefits. It is with the working conditions, attendance
policies and especially the excessive discipline handed out by labor
relation or whom ever. I mean, just look at other railroads, compared
to the CSX. On the Chessie System, one gets the death penalty for
“J-Walking.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I
didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a
decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how
it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with
you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause
you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage
pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all   know this place sucks
so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just
whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it
generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has
sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2015

Scott Walker is a piece of human waste.
Somebody needs to put that piece of White Trash 
out of his misery, and fast.

Name: Gomer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2015

That there, sounds like a UP motto after that there SP/UP merger.
Shucks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2015

CSX Corporate Motto:

Employee Need, Pay No Heed.
Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast.
Tonnage First, Safety Last.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2015

I wonder how Harris is doing with one of his best trainmaster gone. No
more saving his ass, I guess that is why Harris has his ass handed to
him by Conner.  What goes around comes around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2015

No! Munoz quit. Rearranging the wheels.

Name: Oldhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2015

Just getting word right now that Ward is quitting and Munoz is stepping
in....ohhh crap!

Name: Take One
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2015

Maybe Gordon can get lessons from (TakeaLeak) Aleek in smoking weed and
doing other dope? He'll probably mellow out and stop being such a
dick.

 "out"

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2015

Seems like many managers have emotional problems, and act antisocial,
etc.  Likewise, lots of rank & file employees don't conduct themselves
any better.
People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2015

Warning,

   I don't know who this Gordon person is, But, I would'nt give them
a second shot at anything.  Would he cut a conductor/engineer a break
if he cought them violating a serious/major rule?  Absolutely not, this
isn't kindergarten, he know the rules just like the rest of us and he
should pay the consequences for his actions.  Don't forget, it's us
vs. them.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2015

GORDON(ROSELAKE YARD)

Good morning Mr. Gordon. Everyone knows you read this website. So I am
taking this opportunity to give you some good advice. If you want to
keep your job I suggest you review your supervisors policy guide and
brush up on your skills with communication. It is not acceptable nor
will it ever be acceptable for any manager/supervisor to chastise,
belittle or degrade any employee over the radio or in front of any
other employee working for CSX. You can not and will not be allowed to
continue this kind of behavior. If you can not find your training
manuals then you need to sit down with your supervisor (Mr. Aleek) and
have him explain to you the consequences of violating an employees
right to private counseling and the ethics charges you could and most
likely will incur if you continue to go down this path.
Put yourself in the employees shoes. Would you not be upset if you were
fronted out on a radio or in front of fellow employees? Would you not
feel ill will toward a supervisor who has embarrassed and belittled you
in front of others?  I would seriously think twice before I went down
this path again. Use you head. You still have time to correct your
actions. Use any spare time you have to brush up on your supervisory
and communication skills.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Screwed,

Have those with less seniority - not furloughed yet - completed their
training? If not, they really don't have all rights yet (can't make
seniority moves, etc.)  If & when they complete training you'll
probably be saying adios to them too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that
this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding
out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about
is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others.
Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes
turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to
some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on
government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with
others in your position.

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2015

NO WORK PEOPLE

AVON YARD JUST FURLOUGHED A BUNCH OF US. THEY ALSO HAVE GUYS FULOUGHED
WITH MORE SENIORITY THAN OTHERS THEY DIDNT FURLOUGH. WHATS UP WITH
THAT. HOW CAN THEY FURLOUGH ME AND LEAVE A GUY WITH LESS SENIORITY ON
THE ROSTER. I THINK WE SHOULD GET SOME OF THE GRANT MONEY THEY GOT FROM
THE GOVERNMENT TO HIRE AND TRAIN US IN THAT SCHOOL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET
MONEY TO HELP THEM THEN PUT US ON THE STREET.  SOMEONE KNOW IF THAT IS
EVEN LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2015

CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job
Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked
even more

Name: Big Wig
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2015

Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can
make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys.  


Corporate

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad
better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of
directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us
vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen
some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of
transportation on the Huntington Division  because CSX would rather
have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to
meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt
turn customers away because they don't have the manpower?  I doubt it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2015

IR

Don't scare us with that thought of CSX & UP mergering.  STB wouldn't
allow UP to ever procreate ever again! Their testicles have been
removed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2015

Oh now, hundreds is a lot.  
What's the plan? Each & every situation, terminal, etc., to be handled
by FNGs with no RR experience or just ignored & overlooked as much as
possible?

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2015

RE; $$$$ Dated June 12, 2015:

The UP announced a lay-off of hundreds of management employees in the
coming months in order to improve the bottom as they said.

Many believes that the Hedge Fund managers are hovering and--an
announcement of more lay-offs is imminent. 

UP & CSX merger coming soon!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2015

From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man:
Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.

Name: UPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our
contract with CSX next holiday season.

Name: Raptor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or
i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees
are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck
safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip
a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment
policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your
safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you
cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little
pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i
would be fucked...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2015

The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees
are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is
all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this
because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a
bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to
feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing
the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on
vacation..get real..fuck you Ward

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2015

Railroading can be\is a hard life. Working the road, especially "call
lists" unassigned freight and/or bridge\track gangs, heck, any
"extra list" etc., is much harder still.  For the amount of time
spent at work, or subject to work, the pay is not that great.  

Many things are better now days: the equipment & rolling stock, the
lodging, operational changes.....

Normal for RRers to bitch & complain.  Did notice over the years that
there is a less of that from employees that worked regular jobs
with regular hours.

CSX has alienated too many customers & employees.

Railroading is not for everybody. An employee, no matter the craft,
should be treated with dignity & respect. Not made to feel that they
should be butt-kissing humbly grateful to just have a job.

There is way too much aggravation & stress & tension. In the operating
rule book for the trans. dept. there are rules regarding being civil,
courteous, & not be quarrelsome. EVERYONE should adhere to those & be
held accountable if they don't.
Things need to change.

Maybe there ought to be a total housecleaning starting at the top
management on down.  Employee morale, stock worth, on & on, should
be better.  
Maybe the big shots have ideas - they plan for things looking at years
ahead.   Unions always have to play catch-up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

I have seen a lot of young folks that wanted a railroad (transportation)
career. It was (IS) really hard to get on the payroll with any railroad,
some spent years trying to just get on anywhere. It is the same today,
they pay well and the reason for that is it is a life style. It would
be easier to join the Hell's Angels and be a prospect in a motorcycle
gang for 30 years than to work for the RR. The nights run in to days,
the months run into years, and the holidays never matter the trains
just keep on calling, and running, with you or without you. If you
decide you have had enough of making money, and a lot of it, just
refuse a call. See ya later bye.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place
the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the
attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they
are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does
not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our
contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within
a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX
after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.

Name: LV
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

There is going to be hell to pay, when Management starts fucking with
your days off!!

CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE
CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT
WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS
BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE
FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING
AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS
ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT
IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF
THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED.  POOL CREWS NEED TO
FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING
JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO
SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS
AND TIME CONSUMED. 

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! 
THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME
ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL
BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL
PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS
HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS
SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE
WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL
WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS  THERE IS ENOUGH
MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE
EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP
AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT
KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE
CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING
STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY
INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY.   READ THIS
AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS
TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT
TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH.  FAVORITES
ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED.   GET READY FOR THE HORSE
AND PONY SHOW TO START.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2015

FRA Ret:
 
I take it you worked for FRA. What state? I worked in Ohio.



Retired now, employed as conductor, for 30+ years:

Some FRA employees were definitely in the pockets of railroad
management. But I was not. I took an oath to enforce the laws, rules
and regulations of FRA and never forgot it. And outbound trains being
delayed because of the defects I found never bothered me in the least.
At one time, we had FRA regional administrators that would back us, but
that ended. When the CSX Toledo Terminal superintendent started
harassing and stalking me, I had to call the local police to get him
off my back. The people I worked for at FRA would do nothing. That's
why I retired. And they didn't even fill my job. So Ohio went from
four inspectors to three. And now I understand there will only be two
after another MP&R inspector retired.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2015

Hell, to me\us, it always seemed like the FRA was way, way more company
friendly than worker friendly.

Safety:  honestly & truthfully:
same ol' rhetoric, same ol' double standard BS.

The more things change - the more they stay the same.

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2015

In my opinion, all of that safety equipment and harassment does not
make CSX any safer, it just makes them look
safer............................


..............................................................................................................................................

Preception is reality. So, in a way, you’re correct.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2015

FRA Ret: 

Are you also retired from FRA?

In my opinion, all of that safety equipment and harassment does not
make CSX any safer, it just makes them look safer. And FRA licks it up
like a cat licking cream.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will
not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for
delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either
however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or
expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX
convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but
they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at
least I know my product will at least show up that day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors
and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he
does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum
and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually
they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at
all...How tomorrow moves..slowly

Name: Virlon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

CSX IS ALMOST GETTING LIKE
MISSOURI PACIFIC.


"I WASN'T ALWAYS
   STuPid"

Name: Kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

I  want to wear Csx helmet when I am working the ground or sitting in
the cab.

I love trains and the CSX.

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

It really all comes down to lawsuits. The Railroads in general don’ t
want accidents and personal injuries. That’s money out of thir pockets.
We now have safety glasses, ear plugs, bright colored vests, cameras in
the cab, etc.  My guess is, hard hats will be next. That’s what “ALL”
the harassment is about....follow the money.  CSX just goes way
overboard, and that actually cost them more money in the long run with
low productivity.  How many Laborboard cases do they lose, 90%? I’ve
read somewhere CSX  has more pending than the other big three combined.
That should tell them something.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years
ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was.

Name: FRA Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in
their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to
the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or
not..........

.................................................................................................................................

“DOGING” trains? I think what you mean is, giving CSX what they “say”
they expect, 100% rules compliance. That’s not doging.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest
I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in
their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to
the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or
not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever
possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so
why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward

Name: ALeak  Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Some of you Employees make us Supervisor's do drugs!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2015

True. Sad, but true. CSX employee morale is as low as whale dung on the
bottom of an ocean.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2015

The sad thing is so many employees want to do a good job and are willing
to help increase the financial performance, and yet consistently get
hostile acts from CSX, who seem to think cracking down is the way to
go. It is, if you want to fail.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2015

Could post volumes. The type of advice & history/info from just the last
40+ years that many ought to know & understand if they now do not & it
could\should\would be helpful.  Trouble is: the company may read it
also, so....not here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2015

Illegal trophy big game hunters are pretty low on the bar too....gotta
do something to make up for their small penis.....reminds me of a
banner test as well.....LOOKY WHAT I GOT !!!.....

Name: well.???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Other 1-10


Ok. You want us to bite.  Quit your bull shitting and spill what u know
so we can move on to more important stuff like GETTING OUR BUTTS
SCREWED BY MANAGEMENT.  Your distraction won't work long anyway.
Everyone is sick of the bullshit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Not Biting. 

Pedofiles are the lowest of all lows, sure am glad I don't have three
in my immediate family.

Name: Not biting
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Cond. 1-10

Go away mole......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2015

Pedophiles are the sickest and lowest of all lows.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2015

OTHER/NON

What I meant to say was company mole!  So which post is making csx
uncomfortable??? You only come out from under your rock when they are
squirming in their seat... No body cares about the old lbt crap
anymore. You got to come up with some better bait than that. Really?


OH...for those of you that thought you were going to get a break from
the tag team on the monon and Crawfordsville jobs, sorry but no go.
They were broke up but TM Hershiser was knocked out of his move with
Kosner and forced to stay at avon yard. So they will both be floating
around the area. No relief for the hard working man.  WATCH YOUR BACKS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2015

Haven't heard much on LBT lately. I have read some of her postings and
she states she is a christen, good for her I hope she states the truth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2015

Railroad Retirement:

While actively working the retirement taxes paid by RR employees & RR
employers are expensive.

RR Retire. sickness & unemployment benefits suck.

Retirement annuities (pension benefits) are sweet though.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2015

Mine is 2,300 a month and better than ssa.
Gotta love the RRB.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2015

Mine is 2,500.00 a month. Took a cut at 62 with 28 yrs. of service...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2015

Maybe someone like RR Jim will be honest and post his RRR money. It is
not really a secret, but just might enlighten a few. I will post mine
and it is $1800.00 per month and my wife is $900.00 that is $2700.00.
that is a far cry from $6,000.00. The often missed asset is the Defined
Benefit retirement plan. If you leave the RR industry, be very careful,
look for the plans and be selective. it is a win / loose situation.

OK you are up Jim.

Name: Mr.Ward,CEO CSXt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

Aww! Thanks Pete Kerlin for being such a great csx Employee!
Railroader of the month of July.

Name: no more dues
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

UTU/BLE

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU
TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE
LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF
CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES.

HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS.

ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS
AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED
TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20
MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS
ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT
HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME
TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS
UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN
VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES
THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE
COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME.
THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND
SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE
TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A
HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS
SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME
BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN
THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF
ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS  PART DOESNT
CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS.  USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS
FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. 
UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL
HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT.
MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS
THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE
ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS
BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM.
PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS.  BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT
HAPPEN AGAIN?

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2015

I need better dope!

Name: loosing pools
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some
people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about
the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and
I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my
time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people
expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up
for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to
work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want.
where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid
to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3
days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say
is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the
main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they
don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt
affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are
the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Does anyone here know where I can get some good crack?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Roselake, Aleak Young = Racial discrimination, incompetence, and
employees not wanting to work for young  and him being on drugs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2015

"losing road pool" and your post:
Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are
those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have
been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies
(plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those
within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies
that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both
sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal
not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way
until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what
location you're in.  
As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double
ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this
will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a
fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and
none are accountable, you get what you get.
So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain
individuals" , and as the old saying goes:
"if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one"  but at least
start one that has a shred of truth to it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2015

Who is that prick TM trying to stalk employees posting here?

Name: alert!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

Alert to all

If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this
site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very
frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names
of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to
the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their
post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon
yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his
name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set
up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be
a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your
backs!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2015

Trump for president.........Wow !!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2015

The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 

40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker,
employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs.
division......CSX does Suck.  Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. 

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

Name: loosing road  pools 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2015

buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days.
rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and
new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the
same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are
they going to do about it, its a law,  they cant do nothing to me" 
well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other
terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying
there going to lose there jobs.

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2015

SSA COVERED ENGINEERS



LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office
with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a
fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are
submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No
one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can
cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims.
One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56.
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY
IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL.
When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away
from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different.
READ ARTICLE 51 very closely.  This is where the road crews are getting
severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states
very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply
for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP.  BLACK AND WHITE. NO
GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL!
YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME
TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR
EACH TRIP

When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train
home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time
ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a
new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used
for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL
YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE
TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN
AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE
HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR
TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK
FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE!

ARTICLE 57.  ROAD SERVICE.  READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. 
THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35
MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN
VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE
PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS.
THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP
YOU MAKE.
ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY
ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY
GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL!

READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM
WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND
UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY
DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR
CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE
ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT
BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO
BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY
HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND
THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY
ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP
RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING
ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET
THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR
TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED
TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT
AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE
AGREEMENT.

IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES
WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5
MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR
ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL
END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE
CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND
WHERE.

LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT
NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY
ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR
PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING
PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE
CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR
TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS
WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE
AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST
GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2015

Agree -
Enough.....
How about going back many years & changing other things too?
Like the trade agreements, etc., etc., etc.

And - The whole world as it is in day & age?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2015

Donald Trump For President:

Lets get rid of all this political correctness Bull Shit that's
ruining our country!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2015

Former Jitney driver: 

I've been retired over three years now and haven't kept up with what
FRA has done or hasn't done, nor do I care to. You can contact FRA via
it's Internet site. Again, OSHA or the Federal Motor Carrier
Administration may be able to help you. Good luck.

Name: Former Jitney driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2015

To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector.

Are the subcontracted jitney or drivers who drive the rail employee
around, any transportaion drivers covered under the FRA federal
railroad act?
Whisleblower etc...
Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2015

Well FRA Ret,
Don't have to do any research or studying.
Am well aware..........

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2015

"For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own.

If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management
(have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable
position in a more desirable (to them) location.”

...............................................................................................................

Well, that’s not just the RR industry and CXST, it’s everywhere in
life, even with lawyers.  It is called “The Peter Principle.” Read
about it or just google it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2015

For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own.

If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management
(have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable
position in a more desirable (to them) location.

Name: News Flash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2015

Hey CSX

EVERYONE knows that your lawyers and your public relations department
monitors this site everyday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe there
just might be something going on with the conduct of this trainmaster
by the name of Edwards. Have you ever seen any post about other
supervisors that were so vile and full of pure hate. There hasn't been
just one or two, but several over the last year. The whip and beat
mentality and the "IM THE BOSS AND ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE
MENTALITY" has earned this character a death wish to hell numerous
times. So please explain how you intend to look into this. You have an
ethics policy don't you? You have to have received complaints through
your ethic hotline. Just how do you handle a supervisor that obviously
has a serious personality problem and cant handle dealing with people? 
Just curious what steps the company takes to control the damage with the
public and customers after they have read all these post!

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2015

"This is a lible act that
Donny may now prosecute.  The truth always comes out in the end. Made
up
story vs FACTS.”

................................................................................................................................................

That’s exactly what I told the administrator of this website. He should
have removed that post and a number of other ones.

Name: Get A Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2015

Sexual harassment with a minor is public record and the perpetrator
would be required to register as a sexual offender. Since this is
public record, Donny (Donald) Workman is not on any sexual predator
list. Also, reports are public and can be obtained from the public
recorders office of any claims against him. There is no such record as
this is a falsified claim against him. This is a pathetic story made up
by "adults" to try and ruin someone's life.  This is a lible act that
Donny may now prosecute.  The truth always comes out in the end. Made up
story vs FACTS.

Name: nunya
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2015

Well i know this if he did any sexual acts with a minor he would be in
prison lol...get a life...someone with some sense needs to remove this
kind of garbage

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of
shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew
his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you
cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3
guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2015

Cumberland Locomotive Shop...what a disgrace. Operated with lies,fear,
idiots, and intimidation.James Brown and his clowns upstairs are liars
and incompetent fools. They hire managers that know nothing so they can
be their muppets. If u go upstairs to ask questions you run into the
first clown Candice and with her is sure to be the other incompetent
rude clown Gail. They don't know a thing, they are rude, arrogant,
ignorant, and plain stupid. They sit around talking smack on other
employees to make themselves feel better.
Next is the managers....all they know are numbers....safety doesn't
mean jack, although they preach the crap out of it. Only one good
manager there and that is Greg Amazqua. They rest of them jack wagons
are pretty much worthless.
Then you have James Brown upstairs, the holy one himself....he is
nothing but a liar, cheat, and a racist pig. Call ethics on him and
nothing gets done. He thrives on fear and intimidation. He ran the only
good person we had upstairs off, the one that knew everything and would
do anything to help you. We all miss Cindy Edwards and would do
anything to get her back. 
In conclusion, it's no wonder everyone is trying to leave Cumberland
Locomotive Shop. It used to be a great place to work.....Now it just
SUCKS!!!!!!

Name: Nunya
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 June 2015

Be on the look out for a conductor at CSX in the Avon terminal. He is a
child molestor by the name of Donny Workman. He has engaged in sexual
acts with a 13 year old female. The father of the female brought this
to the attention of a few fellow co-workers and in turn was reported to
Jacksonville with no avail. HE'S STILL WORKING AND SHOULD BE IN PRISON!

Name: 
E-mail: Borlandkerry@gmal.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2015

I would like to hear comments stories about Dennis Rhodes.please feel
free to email me...thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2015

Concerning the Confederate Flag in Tampa. 

      I'm retired now and don't have to put up with the CSX BS
anymore. Not long after they finally decided on a name for the "family
lines" a black crew caller was promoted to Term. Supt. in Hamlet. The
guy evidently had a chip on his shoulder dating back to the days of
slavery. He found a car in a parking lot with a Confederate tag on the
front. After finding out who it belonged to, the employee was called on
the carpet, reamed out and told not to come back on the property with
that tag again. A white clerk was eating lunch one day and had an extra
banana which she offered to this same black guy. There was nothing
racial meant by it. Just a kind offer. The white lady was publically
humiliated by the supt., accusing her of trying to humiliate him. It
finally got so bad that the black supt. was transferred to Jax. and
given a job that was especially created for him at the "Purple
Palace."

     Anyone remember Mr. J.W. Terry?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2015

If that really happened in Tampa, that employee needs to get a Lawyer
ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2015

Transportation Employee pulled out of service in Tampa for displaying
the Confederate flag on his vehicle when some CSX employees complained
about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2015

Its pretty obvious that CSX isn't run by people with railroad
experience.  This place runs by the seat of its pants.  Its no wonder
they are in a position for a hostile takeover.  Plain stupidity when it
comes to management.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2015

Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years:

The C&O was also a good railroad to work for until the merger with the
B&O. I worked for the C&O as a machinist apprentice when that merger
took place and witnessed the nastiness of B&O management first hand.
When I was furloughed from the C&O in January 1967, I went to
Jacksonville, FL to apply for a job on the SAL. They also had people
furloughed, so I was not hired. But the shop superintendent I spoke
with was a very nice person and I knew that would be a very good
railroad to work for. I hired out with FRA in 1978 and then observed
that N&W and Southern management were even worse than Chessie's. A few
years ago, CSX adopted the NS management culture and NS began treating
it's employees better. That started when NS dumped Tony Ingram and his
side kick Brown. Guess who then hired them...CSX of course. CSX also
dumped them, but their management style seemed to stay. When it got to
the point that CSX seemed to own the FRA managers I worked for, I
pulled the pin and retired.

Name: Tired of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

Watch out on the St. Louis Line. Brian stinky ass Edwards, Darren UTU
reject Hershitzer and Joe "not as fat as Brian Edwards" Berry, but he
used to be. Have completely shut down Terre Haute for the next 2
week's! But who are the hurting by firing everyone?  By the way
Brian,who's your wife sleeping with since she's not with you anymore!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2015

I went to work with the former SAL RR. Seaboard was a good RR to work
for but things started going downhill in every way imaginable after the
ACL crowd took over and all the other Family Lines mergers came about. I
was glad to say goodbye to CSX. My son is a conductor and he's always
telling me how the little "CS" college boys are screwing up. No more
working up thru the ranks. Mr. John W. Smith, who was SAL president
when I started to work was a former clerk , sweeping floors and worked
his way to the top. A heck of a nice guy.

    As soon as CSX gets these young "goofballs" hired and teach them
how to mash a button on a radio, they are put in charge of calling the
shots up in "The Romper Room."

    I miss the comraderie and good times I had with my fellow employees
but CSX and their incompetent 90 day wonders can KMA.

Name: Iced
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any
other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around.
There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take
over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can
sway a  good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon
fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling
once again.

Name: Retired Trainmaster, AT&SF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 June 2015

"How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????”

..............................................................................................................................

Their management and officers are (mostly) railroaders, not bean
counters. CSXT is always called “The Wooden Axle Road,” by the other
carriers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2015

June 25, 2015

CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight!

Cutting back on crew packs!  what does that tell you?

Watch your paychecks!  This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how
to count beans!

ENRON all over again!  Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!!

If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!

Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the
freight.

CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will.

How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????

Name: Needing info
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2015

Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson
come from?  Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at
last?  This clown is a nut job.

Name: Stockholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2015

Leghorn
  

You must be new to this site or your a mole. Everyone knows pines is a
man. He has been posting on here so long no one really knows when he
started.

Now back to the touchy topic at hand that csx sure the hell doesn't
want flooding this website. Is this take over a real issue or not? Does
anyone have any concrete info. Last I heard someone higher up in the FRA
food chain said it was in the works but csx was pooling its funds and
getting ready for a fight. Cant base any investments on the rumor
mill....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2015

No MO 

Give me a little history on yourself.
What hire year and in what craft?
GOOFY

Name: Foghorn leghorn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2015

Who is Pines?  Is it a he or she?

Name: Love'em 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2015

I just love CSX

Name: Combine forces
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2015

Is cp buying us out?

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Other

If there is a merger or take over what will that do to our stock? I
don't know anything about investing. Would our stock drop or be rolled
into the new company at the same price? Could csx run the same as is but
as a division of the new company? Do you know what happened to contrails
stock when csx took over?

Name: Locomotion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David
Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies
keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one.  One dumb
little Oompa Loompa .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in?  I got news
for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place.
 Watch what you wish for!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$:

When I retired, I sent a letter to my U.S. Senator that described how
FRA management did not support me when a CSX terminal superintendent
and his trainmaster began harassing and stocking me, and how I had to
call the local police to get them off my back. Since then I have had no
contact with the people I worked for nor do I care to. I only have
contact with one of the inspectors I worked with and he has recently
retired. FRA management really got into the pockets of the railroads
during recent years. Real regulatory enforcement is a thing of the
past. My friends are and always have been the union contract folks that
work for the railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

RE; $$$$

The renowned CEO [Hunter Harrison] of the Canadian Pacific entertained
a merger with the CSX a few moths ago and now recently. Ward said No!
And Hedge Fund managers will eventually get Ward ousted at the behest
of Harrison--who will then run the CSX for a brief period before he
picks a successor.
Harrison turned around the Canadian National and later retired until a
group of Hedge Fund managers lured him out of retirement to turnaround
the Canadian Pacific of which he has been very successful at doing.
I'd say Ward and his staff will be unemployed when the Hedge Fund
managers come calling soon. And there is a long shot of a possible
merger with the UP and CP with Harrison again running the show. It will
be the Hedge Fund manager's call. 
With all the whispers on Wall Street, CSX and UP has an over-supply of
managers that can easily be eliminated during a merger.

Name: $$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$$$

Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a
hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra
cash.  Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their
bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got
any info on this?

Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about
this. You still have any connections?

Name: SP Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

"Locomotive Eng.
Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........”

.....................................................................................

That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when
the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the
Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for
years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much
high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all
the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up
thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got
control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of
the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being,
if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way
they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?....

Name: Investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2015

We don't know too much about RRing. We have thought for some time that
CSX & it's management, starting at the top with Ward & the BODs,
leaves a lot to be desired, & hear local managers are awful for the
most part.  The co., the stock,  should be worth a lot more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2015

SP Eng. retired:

Yeah, that's the way it is all too often. Not every train can be a
hot-shot ups type.  I too, have been there, done that craploads of
times, been handed packages (per se) many times & still can be. 
Don't want to wish my life away but can't wait to get the hell out. 


What really gripes your ass is this:  Start your road trip - have to do
a bunch of stuff at an away terminal, and then some idiot knumbnuts is
questioning the time it takes and accuses you of screwing around.

He's right - take care of your health.

Name: used
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2015

SP engineer

The problem with Avon all started when they changed out good old
fashioned railroading with little Tonka toy games. Took the real
engineers out of the seats and replaced them with one man jokes. Every
single time they need something done by an experienced licensed
engineer they have to grab an inbound road crew to do the work. Your
out on the road for up to 10 hours and have already been away from home
for 24 the last thing you want is to roll in and find out you have to do
some bull crap switching in the yard or outside of your advertised job
limits just because they don't have any REAL hostler crews in the
yard. Someone said they heard Harris say he would never put a hostler
job on because all they do is sit around and try to avoid work. What
kind of horse shit is that. If they are sitting around all the time
then its managements fault. They could double tracks, add power to
outbound trains, help clean up shoppers. If they didn't have those
stupid remotes out there with the stupid zones they could help pull
cars. Its a bull crap excuse to not have a hostling crew.  Avon  is
starting this crap that the entire terminal is really their yard
limits, then the hostlers could dog catch all the way down to IU
station and all the way out to Hadley and they could do it on a yard
ticket. Instead they want to screw tired road crews and refuse to
compensate them for doing yard work and working way past their trip
rate limits.  WHAT A FRICKIN JOKE.

Name: SP Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2015

"Conductor  30 yers.
That really isn't all that much work (although it takes time,
especially now days). “

Are you serious! Time is everything. If this is the way CSX works in
most of it’s terminals, no wonder no one gets over the road. The old SP
operated a lot like this.I’ll give the devil his dues; when the UP took
over, things like this changed. At West Colton UP revamped some of the
yard tracks. You’re called for a mixed freight out of the yard, 30
minutes after you are on duty you’re taken to your train...power is on,
it’s doubled over, and usually it has been air tested. Maybe sometimes
the car department would find a BO car you might throw out. BNSF works
pretty much the same way. If CSX can’t figure this out, this proves
they are definetly a wooden axle management railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2015

That really isn't all that much work (although it takes time,
especially now days). 
  
Did all that & more many, many times, for yrs., on road assignments
into & out of Barr & other yards too.

Aggravating?  Absolutely!
 
Don't let it get to you. Do your best to take care of your health.
 
Again though, too many "road elmers" think all they should have to do
is climb on & climb off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2015

Let's start out with let's get the power out of the house...run down a
yard track...tie onto a cut of cars ....air test em....double to another
track now.....set over 5 or six rips grab a marker hang it and now a set
on the brakes .......hmmmmmmm....sounds like a YARD job...for a Q train
to be doing this?......and they wonder why we die on line of
road.....this ain't my first rodeo.......or my last.......lol.....

Name: NO RESPECT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2015

Ripped off

You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has
been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate
miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their
advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end
territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to
travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for
east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets
for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every
damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding
their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving
yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit
crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get
their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they
weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they
were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end
ever goes as far as they were ordered to go.  When asked if they were
going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by
tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no
compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have
been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits
on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get
it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If
they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them
off.  Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west
end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates
with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be
paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west
crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the
right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. 
The big question here is  WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS
SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2015

Am curious,
Mr. Loco. Engr., just what have you been doing at Barr Yd. that you
feel yard crews should have done. Too many "road elmers" think they
only have to pull into a yard, climb off & expect a yard crew to take
over & do everything else.  Explain, will you?

Name: Shoo-Fly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

I have heard that CSX is no longer paying full milage rate on a
deadhead, only actual hours on the deadhead. Is this true? What’s next,
minimum wage? “Drive to 65."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Hey watchdog.....been in and out of Barr yard for 15 years now on road
trains....been doing the yard crews work all the time....those boys in
the yard aren't going to get dirty,hot,wet,or cold.....they may have
cried their way out of a job.....

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Crews 

Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs
at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their
asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to
make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going
to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get
raped and abused and run into the ground.

Name: Silly blacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all
they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell
rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head
freak...... Suck it up and do your job..  Csx gives more to the blacks
than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

African americans stay far far far  away from csx intermodal ramp 
jacksonville fl, this  is the most racist job i ever had the plant
manager john york  is a undercover racist and he gonna protect the
other white guys out there that is in his social group.the
superintendent isn't any better when you tell him you have a problem
he ignore  you and says there is noting going on to protect is puppet
john york. It has been white guys caught on their cell phone by john
york and jonh libby and nothing happen to them. the rule book says if
you r caught on your cell phone you are instantly terminated,but that
rule dont apply to white guys out there.They have double standards out
there the rules only apply to the blacks African Americans. They do not
use proper radio ethics on the ramp,they curse,make racial slurs,
homosexual jokes and the manager and supervisors dont say nothing.some
of the white guys and managers always talk bad about the blacks out
there. They always calling black guys out over the calling them out
their names and there is nothing been done about it. john york want
this ramp to be all whites and so do most of the white guys out there.
So just know if you come out here African Americans and you dont kiss
their behinds you not gonna make it. Csx intermodal ramp is terrible
for blacks, read and take heed

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

WARNING

Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in
are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with
side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30
days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The
division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and
everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being
forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their
home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer
agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal.
This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits
aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so
called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits
so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work.
Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their
paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer
yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver
there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and
conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not
being paid. 
You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this
settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you
better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in
the union. Vote all of them out at the next election.

THIS ISNT A JOKE!  Look around you and see what is slowly happening.
Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being
revamped while you are reading this!  Wake up!

Name: Amy
E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2015

I have an announcement to make.....

I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days.

That is all.

Name: Shoo-Fly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2015

You can blame the BLE and UTU. CSX knows they can get away with
anything. Basically, it’s your local and general chairman...IMO. Your
union is only as good as the local chairman.

Name: sissies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2015

I have been suspended for over a year for boisterous language were me
and two other employees got in a heated argument. The two sissies I got
an argument with reported me.Let me take that back one of them wife
did.I think she threatened to sue csux instead of them letting me back
they are holding me out scared of a south Carolina backwoods redneck
lawyer.Two people got in argument same as me and they were back in 22
days. I don't really know who to blame csux or blet, I think they are
all in the bed together. Also why didn't Union bar these members for
getting one of their brothers fired. Its all bunch of politics messing
with my family the good Lord willmake em pay.

Name: sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2015

Conductors

I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't
been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as
well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January
and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS
COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a
joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start
sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS
THROUGH OUR UNIONS.  I know for a fact that several have confronted
Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they
have both said it has something to do with the new computer program
they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company
changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything
every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our
pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they
got their heads out of their arsses!  Come on people. Lets start
mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue
what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the
finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have
a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the
finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross
negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE
UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS
CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT
PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2015

With ya. Mr. Retired FRA.
Corporate douchebags = a real treat, aren't they?

Life is good  \  Do what you like \  Like what you do

Don't hear those words around csx.

Glad (to be outta there)

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2015

DUH:

When Michael and Cindy appear before CSX union employees, I believe
they should be booed off stage and not even be allowed to speak. I
witnessed Tony Ingram speaking to employees at Walbridge and it made me
sick. Some people are so full of arrogance that they actually believe
they should be worshiped by the very people they mistreat.

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2015

ME/JAX/COMPANY MOLE

So what was it? Since you crawled out right after that lengthy post, Im
going to guess they didn't like announcing to the public where their
two company jokes were going to be. Afraid the public might come hunt
them down. Maybe rr foamers might chase them around. Not a chance. They
aren't that popular!

Maybe it was exposing the supervision for raping the hell out of our
agreement? Been doing that for so many years and getting away with it I
don't see that as anything new to them.

So that leaves only one thing...... The suggestion that the members get
together with their fellow brothers. The steel workers. You know they
don't play nice and don't take any shit. Bet they didn't like
suggesting the two get together and have a "lets get this shit rolling
meeting!

Might be wrong but I think they have the right to strike. Have to
double check on that one. Wouldn't that be a riot. Unions brothers sit
down on behalf of the rest of us getting screwed. 
Now I know why you came out from under your rock! NOTHING makes the
company more uneasy than the brothers getting serious and starting to
come together.

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2015

ME

Now your posting under JAX. Really man. Couldn't get the topic you
wanted. Come on. Keep trying. It has been awhile since you came out
from under your rock. Come on..... tell me.  Im curious. Which subject
did upper management get a burr in their saddle over. You came out for
some reason.

Name: Jax 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2015

Any new news on LBT?

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

Name: SP/UP Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 May 2015

"CSX long time disgusted slave”

Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember,
politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never
allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is
the
one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the
past.
These are not street cars that are being operated by one
person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace
policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be
back
to the 16 hour, law with no days
off.__________________________________

Just had to comment on the above post from CSX slave.
1 All politicians do not fly the US airline system.
2 FAA does allow pilot only on some aircraft.
3 Correct engineer only was after AMTRAK took over.
4 street cars for the most part,,, but not all had a Conductor.
5 Blame the crews for seeking and obtaining the guaranteed day.
6 the 16 hour day/ 100 mile day as standard with layoff anytime was
 sweet son.

Just saying
GOOBER

Name: duh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2015

Me 

When someone uses all caps it is usually meant as an aggressive
expression. Really???  To dumb to figure that out.
Friend/family was right.  WHO CARES!

Good bet that ME is a management mole. The one who comes on here every
time the topic gets their blood boiling and creates a distraction!

Name: Sick clown  
E-mail: 
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 .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 May 2015

Who cares if he uses all capitals!!!!!!¡!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2015

He is an APE.....he should know there is a caps lock button....

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2015

Union.  Why all caps? Makes u look like a dumb fuck.

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2015

HEADS UP AVON!!!


MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE
THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO
POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE
CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR
ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND
AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN  HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE
REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE
SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS.
THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL
LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD
AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY
ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER
TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR
DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET.  THEY ARE RAPING OUR
AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND
NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON
180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR
LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE!
ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES
AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN
THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS
GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION
IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN
KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN
AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP!
THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO
WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE
WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL
WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW
THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!

Name: SP/UP Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 May 2015

"CSX long time disgusted slave”

Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember,
politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never
allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is the
one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the past.
These are not street cars that are being operated by one
person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace
policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be back
to the 16 hour, law with no days off.

Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
E-mail: 
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.

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

Amtrak wreck:

The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was
obviously trying to make a name for himself!

The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train
crews from management for better oversight.

The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe?

Name: USP/UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

New inexperienced conductors , manpower shortages, overworked and
fatigued employees are all a recipe for accidents and injuries. I guess
they don’t teach that in the MBA schools.

Name: teach
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

SP/UP

When you have a company that has thousands upon thousands invested in a
training school that receives  government grants to help train their
employees and high overhead cost on top of that, you get a demand for
turnover. You cant let a school sit empty. The seats have to be filled.
So there you have it.  BIG OVER INFLATED SCHOOL THAT COST THE CSX STOCK
HOLDERS AND INVESTORS THOUSANDS. None of this would have had to happen
if they had kept the promises they made when their new employees were
paying for their own training and lodging. False advertising of pay and
employment created law suits and thus the birth of the training center!
So slash slash....suspend suspend.....fail fail..... and keep manpower
shortages high!

Name: SP/UP employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2015

I occasionally troll this website and a few other rail blogs. I have a
question for someone here that works or has been in management for the
CSX. Does the company’s efficiency testing and discipline come from the
Jacksonville corporate office, division or terminal superintend/manager?
I’m asking this as a  Southern Pacific/Union Pacific employee. Now, on
the Ole SP, if you basically did your job, you were left alone. If you
walked around the end of a standing car 15 feet instead of 20, no big
deal. But, if you were a “dynamiter,” the local officers were going to
bird dog you. Need I explain? Now,in 1997, when the UP took over,
things got really bad. Overnight, they wanted things done the "UP
Way.” I thought this was a “merger.” Well, we did it the UP way and
some of you older rails will remember, it was a  total melt down. But,
in all fairness to the Union Pacific, CSX makes the Union Pacific look
like Mother Teresa. All railroads are strict...and for good reasons.
But it would seem, the CSX goes out of their way to fire people for
J-walking. I mean, even on the UP, you really have to screw up to get
time off. It doesn’t seem to be that situation with the CSX. So, is
this “extreme" discipline local to high up? And, from what I read here
and have been told, I do mean “extreme." I can’t speak for NS or KCS,
but I can for SP, UP and BNSF. Believe me, CSX compared to those three
is extreme. Maybe management could glean something from the other
railroads. The Japanese philosophy is “a happy employee is a productive
employee.” I don’t think CSX Management feels that way. Or, do they even
care?  Even on the UP, there was some company pride, will all their
steam engines, etc. That pride seems to be lacking on the CSX. Maybe
they don’t feel it’s important.

Name: Surprised
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2015

Ouch
 
Your either a TM/RDF or a T&E employee who is close to home on the so
called current events. Now, since you seem to be in the know, have you
been keeping up on the related current events for the last 6 months?
What is you angle here and your purpose. If you are a decent supervisor
I would think you wouldn't want anyone out there giving your "kind" a
bad name. But then a really bad unethical supervisor does make others
look better than they are. 
If your in the T&E craft why would you care. If your nose is clean and
you follow ALL THE RULES 100%(which I highly doubt)then you have
nothing to worry about, maybe, unless your number is up. So why the
comments and why are you edging towards trying to front someone out. Is
something hitting home with you? Maybe getting a little uncomfortable in
the seat?

Name: Ouch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 May 2015

I find it quite amusing to watch 1 person to make numerous posts under
different names. Not to hard to figure out who's making these posts
based on the chain of events lately.  Very unfortunate u are unwilling
to take responsibility for ur actions.

Name: seen and heard it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2015

Ouch
 
SPOKEN LIKE TRUE MANAGEMENT.  Yeah sure they can cross lines if they
want but they don't need too unless they are following crews from
their divisions working in areas assigned to them. The only time the
great lakes stupidvisors go to the Chicago division is when they are
stalking that divisions crews. Its a proven fact. Their repeat behavior
speaks for itself. Everyone knows the two divisions hate each other.
They trade their idiots off left and right. Its like stabbing each
other in the back! One gets real mad then they send their idiot over! 
Look at the transfers over the years. Started with rick reed after his
idiotic decisions almost killed a road crew. It will never stop. Rumors
have it that some are transferred to act as moles for the other side.
JUST A BUNCH OF IMMATURE CHILDREN.  OH, by the way it is a fact that
failures are mandatory. Trainmasters have come and gone over the last
25 years and SEVERAL WHO QUIT admitted they were told if they didn't
get their failure rates up they needed to consider moving to another
craft. A few said they were leaving because they couldn't do what
Jacksonville was expecting them to do. Being deliberately evil wasn't
in their blood. A few were just throwing names in a hat and drawing one
each day so they would feel like they were being fair before they went
out in the field and handed out failures. This is the kind of crap that
makes monsters out there. The supervisor who will do anything including
lie through his teeth to get the gold star from Jacksonville for
getting his failures.  If you have been around long enough and paid
attention then you should remember the old southern training program
that came out 9 years ago. The one that a whistleblower in management
circulated. The one that gave step by step instructions on how to stalk
and target your so called "PROBLEM" employees. The one Ward claimed he
didn't know anything about. The one that instructed supervisors to call
all other division and warn them that their target was headed their
direction and to get ready for them.  GUESS WHAT!  It may not be handed
out in their training program anymore but its still going on. So yeah,
let them cross where they are not needed. Let the childish game
continue. If your a manager you may not be around that long ..... but
then if you suck up long enough(upper management really hates a suck
up) and they want to use you like a bit.... you might!

Name: pissed
E-mail: dantoth07@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2015

I was removed from service witout cause. Until a week later when they
found a fb video I posted. Then That gave them reason to reject my
application. Matt Masterson / Trainmaster is the first person that
should've lost his job for harrasing, and bullying people he just
doesn't like until he chases them out of their hard earned job.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2015

Watchdog 
sorry but it won't do any good to key your radio mic if your fellow
crew member is the only one in hearing distance. Not all divisions
record all radio traffic either. The Chicago division is an example of
one who doesn't record in all areas. The crews are not protected. The
supervisors know this and have even been reported as gloating about it.
They know it is your word against theirs. This is a topic of hot
discussion with the unions. Hopefully there will be a change soon. This
won't prevent the mentally challenged supervisor from fabricating false
charges but it is a step towards better protection. If upper management
didn't demand mandatory failures this whole mess wouldn't exist but
they do so until our unions can put a  protection plan in place that
works do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your job.

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2015

Pay attention!!!    

GLDV! Due to the extensive testing that is being done on supervisors
this month it has been brought to our attention that some supervisors
are going to the extreme. One tm in particular on the west side is
going to far. This would be one by the name of Edwards. It is being
reported he is obsessed with busting crews with the 25 foot rule. Make
sure you are no closer than 50 feet at all times. Without video
protection you have no way of protecting yourself from trumped up
charges.  

What is more disturbing is this supervisor was recently heard telling a
crew member that he had been following is that he was .."THE HARDEST
CONDUCTOR TO GET"!
this comment is not only unethical and unprofessional but borders
admission of deliberately stalking crews to hand out failure charges.
Do not give him any room to wiggle in. If he approaches you make sure
you have another crew member present during all conversations. If
necessary key your radio mic as a source of protection. If you are
wrongfully accused or verbally intimidated immediately notify the
ethics department. There is no place in the company for a supervisor
with this kind of malicious intent!

Name: Blah
E-mail: 
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!

Name: whocares
E-mail: 
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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure

At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it
comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the
union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical
incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the
system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed
years with managements blessing.

Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off
safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you
cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years?

Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety
committee:
-Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and
current union safety coordinator.
-Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal
manager move!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid
trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET!
-Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving
only that special few to attend!
-Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see.

The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free
days there!
Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days?
Does that location operate on a safety budget?
Do they have the largest safety budget on the division?
Does anybody else see what's going on there?
Is anybody watching?
Someone please STOP the ABUSE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2015

I need a lawyer for being discriminated against for have a
disorder/disabilty Im in the midwest this is leading to termination...
Please get with me asap or let me know of any good union lawyers

Name: Ouch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2015

Rules 101,

   3-step violations have always been treated by CSX as a Serious not a
minor rules violation, everyone knows that.  And as far as your
confusion as to whether this Trainmaster works on the Chicago or Great
Lakes Division, why does it matter? Managers are free to cross
Divisions at their leisure.

Name: Ouch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2015

Violation of 3-step is a Serious-offense. At Serious level 1 and 2 a CSX
hearing will be scheduled. If said employee is already at Serious 2 and
the violation of 3-step is observed, then said employee will be removed
from service until hearing is over and decision has been made by
Division Manager.  More than likely employee will be terminated.

Name: RULES 101
E-mail: 
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.

Name: news!!!!
E-mail: 
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!!!!!!!!

Name: Coal River
E-mail: 
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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2015

ESPECIALLY WITH THE BOSS THEY HAVE AT AVON.

Name: Retired Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2015

Sooner or later, someone on the CSX will go “Postal.” It’s just a matter
of time. It’s happened on other railroads, not just the US Post Office.

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????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2015

Billion dollar railroad that uses a 1970's computer program...CSX
Mainframe Sessions....lol

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2015

Corrupt Union Officers And Management Under Review:

In just one large terminal, a rail carrier compensates a General
Chairman and his local chairmen, two thousand monthly [4-each] to
circumvent the Federal Rest rules. The agreement forces engineers too
mandatory undisturbed rest in order to avoid Federal Rest
requirements...and by doing so, the carrier saves approximately 
$400,000.00 monthly and or $4,800.000.00 annually for eliminating 42
engineers. 

The General Chairman's rationale "An engineer should not be subjected
to rest requirements when their work assignment is less than 200 miles.


The General Chairman hasn't worked in 20 years and yet is always on
the receiving end of "Company Business" assignments and in--direct
conflict of the Bylaws for "full time" paid union officers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2015

As I see it.....where else can an uneducated guy like me make 100,000
year for sitting on my ass?......don't even move a train all that much
anymore cause of dispatchers whom do not have a clue as to how to run
trains.....quite comical really....laughing all the way to the bank
every two weeks.....gotta love em cause they are to dumb to hate.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2015

now that csx finally ran roadforeman john silly ass baker off the
railroad, which this loser should have been run off years ago. the
rules now have only one interpretation the csx way not john baker
rules.

Name: Rail rider 
E-mail: 
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.....

Name: Attention new hires 
E-mail: 
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....

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2015

Crews

For those of you that are having trouble getting into your caps records
to review your "points" of progressive discipline accessed to you for
staying home sick, don't feel frustrated. As usual the company has
once again given out inaccurate info on how to log on.


Log into the internet through apps.csx.com  or the site you use at home
to view the crew screen for train schedules and personal info. 
After logging on to the internet explorer page enter the word (caps) in
the search bar that says "search this site". Make sure you put the
word caps in ().  Several sites will come up. Select the one that says
crew attendance points system with the word (Caps).

Four selections will pop up on the center screen. Select TITLE.
Select CAPS in the upper left hand corner and your info should pop up.
If you have problems call the chessie help desk. They have been flooded
with calls and are aware of the bad info that was given out. Just
another good laugh for them. They were expecting this to happen and
were prepare for a flood of phone calls.

Name: East St. Louis
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2015

I'm not a T/E guy but its unbelievable what they have to put up with
here. Their officials are so twisted and untruthful...its sad really.
They bully and harass these men. I've never had a official be like
this to me but the T/E employees have a lot on their plate with this. I
have complete confidence in our team here but it seems like their
officials are so dishonest and harass them. Is that really safe to mess
with men that are tired and just honestly wanting to do a good job and
make them feel like crap everyday. CSX really needs to be thankful they
have such good workers here. We all care so much but why cant these guys
just get a break with the harassment. We have a awesome safety record
and plan to keep it that way. Its because we come into work and are
rule compliant. Its not because of power hungry officials. I wish I
could help them...retaliation is a definite at St.Louis... if there is
anyone out there with some pull to help ..please do. This really needs
to be looked into. All of us at East St. Louis would be much
appreciated with this. thank you and be safe guys!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2015

Retired Engineer:

You are absolutely right. Top level railroad managers know exactly
what's going on at the bottom. They could care less about employee
morale, or safety. It's all about profits and stock value. And that's
all that stockholders care about too. Welcome to the greed and
ruthlessness of corporate America and it's wealthy stockholders.

Name: Ret Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2015

"Low level Management is the problem with this company.”

High Level Management hires these young college kids as Trainmasters,
gives them a rule book to learn, then sends them out to test and fire
you. So, point being, it starts higher up, trickle down management.
Union Pacific is doing the exact same thing, with young college grads.
You can’t blame the youngsters for taking the job.

Name: Sad place 
E-mail: 
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....

Name: crew caller 
E-mail: 
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

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2015

9 out of 10 CSX managers are  dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily
....

Name: Free Lance Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2015

Similarities between Germanwing's Pilot Suicide:

Did a little research on the railroad accident in Arkansas last year
and it has all the telling signs of a self-inflicted occurrence.
One of the crew members had no place to hide from the law and the
judges were waiting!

Maybe the FRA Gentleman can do a little research.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2015

Portsmouth,Va.... BEWARE.... There is coming to you a Conductor named
Warren Reddick (last name might be spelt wrong but sounds same).This
person( I can not refer to him as a man) was demoted from Trainmaster
to Conductor (his old trade) due to CSX's ( once again not practicing
what they preach)supposedly zero tolerance for Spousal Abuse or
whatever other Moral or Ethical words CSX like to use that makes the
company sound good. This person did jail time for beating up his wife
which was caught on tape by his daughter. Do not trust this sorry
excuse for a person. When he was a Trainmaster he was not only a tyrant
but a lying tyrant. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2015

FTW,
Yeah, happens all the time. 

Each situation is different. Again, document/keep records.

The worker/union side does win the vast majority of cases that have to
go to arbitration.  Csx piddles away too much money\recourses &  loses
way too often.  Sad.   Management should wise up.

Name: FTW
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2015

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2015

East St. Louis, Roselake:

Unless you are a real jag-off\screw-up, & even if you are, that person
had no right talking to you & treating you that way.  

Sure seems there's something wrong with management in E. St. Louis.

Sad.   Where in hell are the real brains of this company?

Ethics is just more co. BS rhetoric. Calls/complaints to the ethics
hotline are recorded by an outfit that is sub-contracted. However, if
you all would just bombard them with calls & also blast 'em with
unsafe condition reports, csx would have to do something.  

Keep records. Write things down. That's for your own best interest.
There is no substantiation without documentation.

Name: East St .Louis Roselake
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

I just want to say that Rose lake yard is very impressive. The things
that impress me if how stupid Aleek and his little want to be
trainmasters are. If I was a customer of CSX I would take my business
else where. I know my job relies on customers but I can make way more
money on other railroads and I wouldn't have to be harassed like Rose
lake Managers do...
  I was taking a number 2 and Trainmaster Williams came into the
bathroom telling me he needed me and "I needed to cut it off!" I said
please can I have some privacy please. He then preceded to tell me he
has the authority to fire me for subornation." Because I wasn't
following the instruction of a superior." So I cut it off asap and
then went into his office and then he told me he needed to talk to me
about how he didn't care for my attitude in the bathroom. I explained
how I was sorry that he thought I had an attitude and I wasn't trying
to sound that way. He told me " really I should just shut the fuck and
see what I get for the disrespect of a former US Marine"....I cant
believe how crazy he went on me and really it freaked me out how he is
almost after me. This isn't ok and I shouldn't have to deal with this
at my workplace. I have enough to worry about with safety at work....I
shouldn't have to worry about my Trainmaster freaking me out and
making me feel unsafe ...mentally and physically
  Customers should be the ones thanking us for what we have to deal
with everyday!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2015

heres the thing none of us stand as a team anymore as soon as we all
stand as one we win and their sorry asses loses if we all could be a
team we can beat them they can fire everyone at the same time and if
some one gets fired none of us come to work its us againist them and we
are divided as a whole cause the 20 something pucks think their better
and stronger then us 40 pluses which so wrong no 20 something that
hasn't spent time in the military is a man hes just a bitch ass cry
baby.

Name: Sh*$7%&^TZ
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2015

GOD NOT AGAIN!!!!!!!!


Here we go again.... Company mole drawing someone into the smut forum
to divert attention from the real topics that really matter.

YOU JUST CANT STOP WITH THE JERRY SPRINGER SMUTT CRAP. WHEN ARE YOU
GOING TO GET SOME DIGNITY AND FIND SOMETHING MORE PRODUCTIVE TO DO WITH
YOUR TIME. YOU MUST BE A SAFETY DIRECTOR OR SOMETHING. GOD KNOWS THAT
SAFETY IS THE LAST THING ON THIS COMPANIES MIND. MAYBE YOUR WITH LABOR
RELATIONS. YOU SHOULD HAVE PLENTY OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS SINCE YOUR NOT
DOING ANYTHING BUT USING A RUBBER STAMP TO DENY EVERY VALID CLAIM
SUBMITTED. MAYBE YOUR JUST A TRAINMASTER WHO HIDES IN HIS OFFICE AND
OCCASIONALLY TAKES A CONFERENCE CALL.  WHO EVER YOU ARE GET SOME HELP!

Name: Retired SP Engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2015

Well, Half of that is right. First off it was West Colton, California
and that is where all the "Ex- Cons, Child Molestors worked and had
Criminal convictions for such. There was a RFE named "LINDA" and it
was actually a male- SP officer who liked to dress up like a female and
suck off Trainmen and Engine men. Her queer side kick was a
RFE named "Lester Sack" and he was a RFE out of Bakersfield and they
used to hide in the bushes and "TEST" crews and get info from SP
company suck asses and RAIL BUFFS that worked for SP and give and DO
bad Crew testing. The whole LA division is a fruit cake and nut ball
wonderland. UP stills has a bunch of them up in Bakersfield and they
are part of the good ole boy queer element. Suck off on the UP to get
and keep a job.

Name: know
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2015

Conductor 1-10

The favorites game has been going on for ever. All you can do is watch
the boards really close. You will figure out who gets calls out of
line. Extra board guys will get run around for good paying jobs to be
saved for dog catching and other crap jobs when a good train is
scheduled and an old head is line second out. They claim they have the
right to hold them and not use them.  All you can do is put in a run
around claim for wages lost because they gave an old head a good long
pool run and gave the extra board guy who was rested and available
first out a basic day pud job. The union agreements have always said in
black and white the company will keep enough men on the extra boards to
cover anticipated shortages in man power. You can count on the guys who
always suck up to the crew callers and take every thing they call them
for get set up for jobs they want. Watch how they will hold certain
trains until certain people are rested. You will figure out soon enough
who the company sucks are. Life of the railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2015

For The Retired SP Engineer...

That terminal in Riverside California, why was there so much
malfeasance going in that terminal? One senior manager was caught in a
love triangle with his secretary and a junior manager...another one got
got hiding injury claims...another used corporate funds to get a sex
change operation...another one got caught having oral sex with a rank
and file employee while on duty...and a large number of managers hangs
out at a Bi-Swingers Club just north of the terminal in order to get
initiated into management!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 March 2015

I have no idea why this shit company has a bidding system they don't
use it like its should be used they just put people where they want
them, then deny their claim for being run around when all you have to
do to hold a job that you want is payoff Bradford in crew management
cause we have seen he sure doesn't know how to do his job or he failed
basic math, if I knew that being stupid was in his job description I'd
act like a retard and apply for his job.

Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2015

Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits.
These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their
head from their ass.. !!!!!!  T/E management is one big joke. Many
managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC
cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough
Indians ..  These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad
name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those
losers and doing NOTHING about it.  As a share holder I'm very unhappy
with the  performance of upper management with the lower level
management.

Name: New Hire that Declined
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative
effect I believe...

I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position
with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after
all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was
not.

Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set
my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other
options after I learned more.

No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of
bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it
some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling.

The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have
no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy
that both employees and management are to blame for.

Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an
informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty
strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and
others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting
CSX.

What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely
were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they
are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an
informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions,
moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness.

The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but
from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty
about what they look forward to most in their CSX career...

Retirement.

And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and
advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the
money and can't wait for the ride to end.

Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job.
However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to
candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction
even though they are putting on their happy face through the process...
well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of
candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to
work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments.

They alone did not break the camels back.

watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement
of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the
transformation in demeanor is striking.

this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned
with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos
simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this
exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at
the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling
practices.

Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance
for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in
transportation it is downright dangerous.

All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire
conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no
100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7.
It is unsafe and everyone knows it

It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the
company from employees/unions to management to the top brass.

The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company
would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut
the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock
for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call.

Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay
and half the current hours when on call would be a start. 

If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12
hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy
buggers 24 hours a day.

You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would
starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other
industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the
root cause of why your industry does not. 

You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for
yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up
so bad?

Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that
simply confirm all this.

When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be
solved by following the money.

It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the
current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to
completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance
to work here.

How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself
because of these problems?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

We know your the man (42 yearson the rr)  4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives,
1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats.   You don't have to put your resume on
here.    Just who are you trying to convince?   Me or yourself.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad did 42 yrs.
Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. 
Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically 
& mentally.  Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the
less than 1 yr. person\poster. 

Can't deal with a sick mind.  That job is for professionally trained
doctors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Less than 1 year


Don't pick on that old man.  He's doing the best he can.  You might
be the closest thing he has to a best friend.   Go easy brother.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post.   Sale some of
those photos and buy your own.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins.
cos. right now, --  and start getting professional help ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 
 
The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend.  I bet you never worked
out here.  I believe your  one of those formers taking our pictures.  
You better get out there with your camera here come q025.  


30yrs of taking photos

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 

You're a company suck.  You need to retire like the rest of your
kind.
Too old and too foolish to question anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS.  ONE IS NO BETTER THAN
THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract?   They should and
could be.   There is enough silly shit in there.   Ingram sure had the
bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here.   Was
the bid system not  to control  layoff?   Is this not attendance
issues?   Anything can be placed in a contract.   I believe most Union
members want this addressed in contracts.  The ble just happened to
sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. 
This was no accident it just didn't work out that way.  This was all
carefully planned out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2015

I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member.   We
couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't.   That
being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do
as well.    I expect representation.  I expect the details of a
contract to be defined and understood before it's signed.  I expect
not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. 
I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner.  I
expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off.  When he
is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union.   I expect
my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy.  I
expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. 

This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a
union not in bed with the company.   Correct me If I'm wrong but has
the utu or ble addressed this on their websites.  No they have not! 
Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change.  Is
it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this
bullshit.

I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the
land.
There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues
because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.

Name: Bed buddies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2015

BLE / UTU  /  CSX.  Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on
weekends, holidays,..  These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is
enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss
out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like
they use to be.  A bunch of  cowards ..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again.   New system
notice released on attendance effective March 1st.   We all know
they're    not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat.
 I wish that  short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest
of us.  Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him.  I'm not
sure how the new utu lc will do  or where he stands but the ble lc is a
short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe.  He handles
claims like my insane granny.  WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK.   LET ME TELL
THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK  BIG COCK.  I FIND IT FUNNY
THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND
WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX.

uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE
PAST.

HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING
YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2015

Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. 
How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or
what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.

Name: stones
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

To answer the question as to why you always see Brian Edwards and Darren
Hershiser together.   

Someone posted earlier that Edwards and Hershiser were closet gay
lovers.  That's why you always see them together. 

Personally I would hope that if Hershiser was in the closet, he'd have
better taste than to have sex with someone as revolting as Brian
Edwards.  Brian Edwards is nothing more than a deplorable excuse for a
human being.   Look at Brian.  He wears the same clothes day in and day
out.  He smells like arse because he's so large he can't reach around
to wipe his own arse.  His clothes have the same food stains on them
day in and day out, and he constantly whines about how his wife is
giving it away to everyone but him.  It's obvious that he hates his
own life, and the fact the only way a women will give him the time of
day is if he pays them.  

While working on the Chicago Division I heard many a clerk comment that
Brian would whine to them, hoping to get a mercy fu€k from them. Instead
they ran to the union and filed complaints against him.  I've also
heard that the reason Larry Kosner brought Brian to the Great Lakes
Division is because he's been busy doing Brian's wife for quite some
time.  

Other members of management at working at Barr Yard openly admit that
John Bradley was so sick and tired of Brian Edwards not doing anything
but blaming everyone else working around him for his lack of
production, it became nothing more than a big joke.   John Bradley was
on the verge of firing Brian personally before Larry Kosner stepped in
and brought him to the Great Lakes Division.   We don't even want to
mention how badly the local chairmen on the Chicago Division were
tearing Brian apart during company hearings, as he constantly changed
his stories about what he witnessed.   Truth be told, Brian was on the
verge of being fired for being a liability to CSX.  If it wasn't for
Brian's wife being so generous with her wears, Brian Edwards wouldn't
have a job at CSX today.

While there are a lot of rumors on the railroad, Brian Edwards being a
deplorable excuse for a human being isn't one of them.  That rumor you
can take to the bank.

Name: DS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2015

OK PEOPLE.  Does anyone know why Darren Hershiser and Brian Edwards are
always driving around together between Lafayette and Crawfordsville day
in and day out.  You can count on running into them at D&R during lunch
time.  You can count on seeing them when they're hanging around the
Chicken Shack in Linden.  The two of them are always together in either
Brian's red Jeep, or Darren's tan colored Chevy truck.  (contrary to
what they tell Larry Kosner, they're not in the separate vehicles that
they turn in on their mileage reports.)  Inevitably when the Monon crews
see Brian, if he's is awake, he's wearing the same clothes as the day
before and still has yesterday's food spilled down the front of his
shirt and pants. (And he wonders why his wife doesn't want anything to
do with him????)

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY ARE THESE TWO TRAIN MASTERS TROLLING ON THE
MONON AND CHICAGO DIVISION TERRITORY WHEN THEY WORK ON GREAT LAKES
DIVISION?  I understand bumping up your mileage report, I've done it
myself back in the day.  But don't these two think that after several
months of constantly working off of their territory, someone down at 31
East Georgia Street will catch on and actually start checking their
expense reports?

HELLO SCOTT CONNER, ITS TIME TO REIN YOU BOYS BACK IN AND HAVE THEM DO
THE WORK THAT YOU PAY THEM TO FOR ON YOUR OWN DIVISION,THE GREAT LAKES
DIVISION.  Your two boys are slowing down the crews on the Chicago
Division.  

In case no one has informed Brian, please let him know the Chicago
Division is no longer his territory.  (hint,hint)  While you're at it,
you might want to take a close look at BOTH Brian and Darren's mileage
reports. If they're telling you they're driving separate vehicles day
in and day out, they're violating the CSX Ethics policy.  The lying and
stealing in particular.  They're also making you look like a bigger
fool than you already do when you decided to take John Bradley's
problem child off his hands and bring him over to the Great Lakes
Division.

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2015

You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later
when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that
most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee
record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only
apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made
that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put
in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that
use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let
them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need.
Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going
to listen and make the difference? No one.... 

      CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that
gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the
areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban
threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes,
just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood.

      Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the
manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement
and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right!

      So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the
employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that
employee disgruntled?

      Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact
based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull
paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't
care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously
repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also
keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!!

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2015

Conductor less 1

 Who is this John Waler?  If he employeed by osha or fra. Someone
assigned to your area? We had some FRA men in the back pockets at our
terminal but the good ones let us know who they were and not to call
them. What are the ethic's charges for?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2015

So SP retired Engineer the LA Division had a bunch of "Sex Offenders"
on the Division and other "HUBS" when the UP took over and cleaned
house? SP had some Engineers that had their wives do "PORNOS" with
John Holmes back in the LATE 70's and Early 80's in Bakersfield and
that dude had HIV. Dammit...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2015

DO NOT CONTACT JOHN WALER WITH ANY OSHA CONCERN...He is soon to be
brought up on ethics charges...

Name: Ret Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2015

Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several
times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in
prison................................

Yes, I remember him. He lived up in the Lake Arrowhead area and was a
trasfer from Orgeon Division. Actually, a really nice guy. His name
escapes me. That happens in old age. When I retired, he was still in
prison. I don’t know if he ever got his job back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2015

RE; SP Engineer:

Heard lots of noise from that terminal that you mentioned in
California....Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several
times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison...and
returned to work...and is now a terminal manager?
That was mentioned in Train Orders a few years ago as well as a slew of
sex offenders working-out of that terminal.

Name: FACTS!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2015

Retired SP Engineer

Not only do the CSX officials read this site but their lawyers do as
well. They have too. It is their responsibility to read every post to
make sure there hasn't been something posted that is a violation of
business practices or leaks vital information to the competitors.
Supervisors visit this site on a regular basis. IT IS A FACT that the
FRA as well as customers read it daily.  Last year a close personal
friend of the NS informed us that they read every single post because
not only is it entertaining but a lot of post make reference to former
NS officials that were asked to "leave" and jumped on board with CSX.
 

This site can be very helpful for the employee's if used properly.
Unfortunately because it is an open forum there is no way to keep 
filthy and unstable people from posting comments that make decent hard
working employees who do post on here appear less credible.

If employee's are afraid to file ethics charges against a supervisor
because they know they WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST they can do it on
this site. The minute any CSX officer see's official charges posted on
this site it is their responsibility to advise the company so the
lawyers and public directors can make note of it and prepare for any
adverse actions that might take place. 

Be serious about your posting. If you are going to make charges or post
ethics violations HAVE YOUR FACTS. HAVE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS,
INNCIDENT AT HAND AND FULL DETAILS. 
CSX has in the past investigated officials being charged with
inappropriate conduct after being notified anonymously. THIS IS A FACT.
Once they become aware that a serious situation is escalating it is
their responsibility to investigate within.
REMEMBER!!!!! AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS
UNCOMFORTABLE OR DAMAGING TO THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANY, THE HIRED MOLES
WITH DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO DISTRACT YOU FROM THE TOPIC AT
HAND. THEY WILL START ARGUMENTS WITH THE POSTERS AND DRAW EVERYONES
ATTENTION AWAY. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DO.
DO YOUR BEST TO IGNORE THEM. DO NOT LET THEM DRAW YOU IN. IF YOU DO ALL
YOU HAVE DONE IS FALL FOR THEIR TACTICS. STAND YOUR GROUND! 
If what you are posting is factual and truthful you have absolutely
nothing to worry about. No one in the company wants to push issues that
you can prove without a shadow of a doubt. They prefer to keep these
issues in house and away from the public but if the employee's are
getting no where and the problems are being swept under the rug this
site is just the place to get the rug taken to the cleaners!

Name: Retired SP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and
other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they
view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees
being the catalyst of the posters.  But, for their information, many
others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the
other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden
Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at
the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or
the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency.

Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with
excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now
history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission,
freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in
long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The
mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men,
efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and
cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was
just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX
managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain
the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the
encouragement of  a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be
harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning,
this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's
West Colton Yard in southern California. An old  head switchman walked
up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him.
The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me,
but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident,
things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles
Division.

Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can
and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only
take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line
managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor
guy going through a divorce, a serious illness  or another of life's
traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now,
take one of your company officers, overly concerned  about him
separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation,
this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes
Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a
railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal
Service.

Name: Rose lake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSELAKE....
         Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure
thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX.
He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a
joint.

The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the
idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually
doing good.
Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and
we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with
them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat
in his office looking out the window.

THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim...
 1st They tell you they don't want to know....
 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it"
 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here 
any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says
          SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them
for a change!

Name: ROSELAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work.
    "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan"
These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat
at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job
offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said
he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had
plenty of time to get it out of his system.
   RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a
marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like
you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he
knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his
AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a
break! 
   MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and
terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call
Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out...

      ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?

Name: Joe Patriot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2015

Corrupt Politicians and Corporate America:

All Railroaders should go on a Nationwide strike and force our corrupt
politicians to focus on the People's business!

America, The Land Of The Free, is coming apart at the seams because no
one wants to lead!

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2015

I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS
and Radical Islamic Terrorist
problem to the CSX management.  Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand
man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t
sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX.
They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which
ever worked best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

No discipline for Following Dr's Orders!



MUST READ  MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON!

www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2015

LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny
Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor
had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long,
erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to
this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times.

They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another
freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched
the brakes.

Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two
townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and
burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were
evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident.

Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen
had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work
schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day.

The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of
engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight
trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill.

Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety
concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry,
especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast
majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight.

“Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you
different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a
veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight
train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports
show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes,
the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since
1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the
result of weary crews.

“We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,”
said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union
official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue
countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the
whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The
risk is increasing again.”

National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews
have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing
10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials.

In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2
hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had
five hours of sleep.

Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for
24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and
orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash
involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10
million in damage.

A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting
to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning
signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew
members.

After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer
Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a $500,000
settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and
irregular work schedules.

Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours
and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo.
Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and
broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain,
he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb.

At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic
letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it.

“I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad
is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done,
someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview.
“That someone was me.”

Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents,
though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown.

The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the
railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the
government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee
fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say
doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem.

In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the
railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors
such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating
procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue.

A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North
American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government
and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while
tired, extremely tired or exhausted.

Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a
problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and
conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service.

Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called
to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their
sleep patterns.

The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls
between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian
rhythm produces maximum drowsiness.

Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to
being in a constant state of jet lag.

“There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard
to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union
Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People
have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.”

Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old
law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew
members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for
commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to
six hours of rest is common, they say.

Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake
operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can
drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while
commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month.

“It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R.
Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and
a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight
hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.”

Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk
of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of
American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm.

Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7
million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60
hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those
working 40 hours.

His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue
problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the
association canceled the research.

“They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail
safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business
writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to
restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them
money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are
going to wipe out a town.”

Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of
budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions.

Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long
hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions.

Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey
Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the
end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of
Casey Jones.”

Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over
the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company
executives and train crew members.

Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight
volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show.

Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff
reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad
worker retirements, twice as many as the year before.

Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%.
Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of
engineers has been flat for years.

Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the
fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their
members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and
high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year.

“It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern
Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and
doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so
full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a
dangerous situation.”

Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the
Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires
constant attention.

Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific
train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed.

“There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held
said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.”

Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s,
when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three
collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead.

But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two
Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four
and causing $4.4 million in damage.

The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train
ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It
collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph.

Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but
were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was
killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries.

A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had
probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake
operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making
them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than
six hours of rest the day before.

Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all
hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change,
Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from
Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m.

En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he
neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window
in an apparent attempt to stay awake.

The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force,
which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor
unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government
intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership
was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related
efforts.

Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or
under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and
Union Pacific.

Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are
not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is
seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available,
crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads,
after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty.

Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly
scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more
predictable.

At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours
of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for
undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are
available at several major hubs.

Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring
thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The
companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added
more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003.

The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is
more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that
government regulation would create.

“We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey,
general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
“We have come a tremendous way as an industry.”

Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad
association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad
workers from accidents are at record lows.

Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point,
but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the
association’s senior vice president of safety and operations.

Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest
carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working.

Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite
the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force.

The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal
Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five
major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people.

Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had
worked days on end without time off were partly to blame.

Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have
been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union
Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck.

Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents.

In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of
unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off
during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas
line in violation of the Railway Labor Act.

The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was
severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted
from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off.

“We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg
Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working
12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to
work like that and be safe.”

Union Pacific declined to discuss the case.

The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San
Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year
across its vast network.

The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off
work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte,
Neb.

“Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a
Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight
solutions.”

Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that
further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating
fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly.

Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours
of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of
corporate and labor opposition.

Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their
long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act.

Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s
“10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990.

George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety
office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem
“was one of my biggest frustrations.”

“I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a
huge safety issue.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2015

Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass.   When ever  I get 20 points I'm
gonna just happen to get hurt at work.   Then  sue their asses. Does
anyone know a good  lawyer?    $100.00 a month in Union dues and this
is the shit we get.   I wish we had half a damn Union.      

Anyone thinking of coming out here think again.  You would be better
off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

To the other, other non-employee, for N/A:

You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry.
Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table
while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it
will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already
occurred.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire
employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads
appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control.
Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it
accurate?


"Just follow the money.

The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they
run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough
for the 25% of employees who do make it.

It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security.

A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for
accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded
along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having
to do this for any length of time...

I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make
websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with
hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate
my commitment to safety.

no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my
hands in my pockets for safety and then...

after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am
about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then
drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I
have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my
coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss
any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad
things like death happen.

But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes
and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be
safe.

good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being
awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that
what I am doing could be extremely unsafe.

But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would
never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that
is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That
could never happen they are to smart for that.

Name: no fool
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2015

CHICAGO DIVISION


ENOUGH OF YOUR CRAP. WE HAVE HAD IT WITH YOUR OUTRIGHT LIES TO OTHER
DIVISIONS. DO YOU THINK WE ARE IDIOTS???  YOU THINK WE DONT KNOW WHAT
YOUR UP TO WHEN YOU TRY AND PAIR OTHER ENGINEERS OR CONDUCTORS WITH
YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO COME AND DO A SO CALLED LIGHT MOVE ON YOUR
TERRITORY. WE ARE SICK OF YOU USING THE OLD RULE 46 MOVE AND THREATEN
INSUBORDINATION IF OTHER CREW MEMEBERS FROM OTHER DIVISIONS TELL YOU
THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN YOUR STINKING INDUSTRIES. GET A CLUE IDIOTS.
THE OLD RULE 46 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KNOWING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF
AND INDUSTRY OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. CONDUCTORS ARE NOT
SUPPOSED TO BE ASSIGNED AS PILOTS FOR ENGINEERS. WE KNOW YOU ARE FULL
OF IT WHEN YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS YOU HAVE JUST ONE STRAIGHT MOVE TO
MAKE. WE GOT PEOPLE RESTED TO WORK TOGETHER OFF OUR DIVISIONS THEN WE
CAN COME TOGETHER. WE KNOW WHY YOU ARE TRYING TO PAIR US UP WITH YOUR
GUYS. YOUR UNETHICAL LIES AND BULL YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS IS GOING
TO BITE YOU IN THE ARSSES IF YOU KEEP IT UP.  YOU CANT GET YOUR LOCAL
AND YARD WORK DONE, TOO BAD. GET MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR DIVISION. QUIT
YOUR LYING AND BULLSHITZ STORIES. QUIT YOUR THREATENING OTHER PEOPLE ON
OTHER DIVISIONS. YOU NOT FOOLING ANYONE. YOUR THE REASON NO ONE TRUST A
SUPERVISOR ANYMORE.  GROW UP AND START PREACHING SAFETY LIKE MICKEY
WARD SAYS YOUR SUPPOSED TO. QUIT TRY TO FORCE OTHER PEOPLE TO GO WORK
PLACES THEY NEVER LAYED EYES ON BEFORD. STOP BREAKING FRA LAWS AND
OPERATING RULES. LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR OWN! KEEP YOUR CRAP IN YOUR
OWN DIVISION!

Name: NEWS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2015

GOOD WORK


WELL DONE POSTERS!  Looks like the latest post about our unprofessional
supervisors, the attendance policy and other issues that expose the
company for their many unethical behaviors has put a burr in their
saddle. Their mole(paid off supervisor) has crawled out from under his
rock and is trying to disrupt our discussions with his LBT jerry
springer crap again.  We haven't heard from him in awhile. Wonder
which topic is making them squirm in their chairs!


KEEP THE ISSUES OPEN AND IGNORE THE MOLE FROM UNDER THE ROCK!

Name: Pete
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2015

Yard Master, you're back a week, stirring the pot, and you've already
hit the nail on the head about Daren and Brian.  Quite a few of us have
been wondering about the two of them for quite some time.  Especially
since all of us working out of Avon already know who Brian's wife is
doing downtown. (And it isn't Brian)   

Yes its true, we all know when you see Brian and Daren, they're always
together riding around in Brian's red jeep.  From hearing the Lafayette
crews talk, not only is the couple riding around in Brian's red jeep,
eating at some BBQ restaurant in Lafayette, they're doing their
testing on the Monon Subdivision versus their own territories on the
Great Lakes Division.  (!!!!!!) 

I say let the two love birds be, and hope they stay over there to do
their testing,,,,,, and whatever.   I don't know about you,  but I'm
personally tired of seeing Brian wearing the same clothes for days on
end, then giving John England a run for his money on who can smell
worse in building 5.

LET THE TWO LOVE BIRDS BE, and keep them on the Monon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2015

Heads up for those working on the Monon and Crawfordsville subs.  Brian
Edwards and his new (butt) buddy Darren (Hershey) Hershiser are busy
riding around together at all hours of the day and night under the
auspices of testing crews.  They're spending their "quality" time
"testing" on the less traveled Monon and Crawfordsville subs, versus
Brian Edward's heavily traveled territory on the St. Louis Line. 
Rumor has it from several train crews that have witnessed Brian Edwards
and Darren (Hershey) Hershiser together, that Darren (Hershey) Hershiser
has taken it upon himself to help satisfy Brian Edwards insatiable need
to receive blow jobs while in his jeep.   

Way to go Brian Edwards. What did you do, convince Hershey Hershiser
that if he helped you out, you'd help him out by using your wife's
connections downtown to help this former UTU Local Chairman move up the
ladder?  

As we all know, Brian Edward's wife is busy servicing several of
Brian's coworkers down at 31 East Georgia St. (And given what she has
to go home to at night [[brian]] do you blame her for looking else
where for company?)  With Brian not getting any at home, and spending a
lot of time riding around in the same vehicle with Darren (Hershey)
Hershiser.......men get lonely, and Hershey has taken it upon himself
to help Larry Koster's big buddy, Brian Edward's out.  (And Brian's
little buddy too)

I don't know about you guys, but if you remember the days of Rick Reed
and Benny Chance, but it sure looks like history is repeating it's self
on the Great Lakes Division yet again.  And should you pass Brian
Edwards and Darren (Hershey) Hershiser as they're spending quality
time "working together" on these long cold nights in Brian's jeep,
working to stay warm.  Keep an eye on the two of them, you might just
see more than two best buddies testing your crew.

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Friend/family

Anyone who has half a brain in their heads knows not to trust ANYONE IN
SUPERVISION. They are not about to take any blame for anything if it is
going to jeopardize their job position. Everyone knows this and if they
don't then they are in the wrong field. This is an industry that
requires employees to be disciplined. It's a dangerous job and
injuries have and will always happen. When lawsuits are filed previous
discipline for safety failures by the employee are used as a way to
reduce settlement amounts. Head hunting is mandatory. Its the nature of
the business. A division having a perfect safety record goes deeper than
bragging rights. Government support, political and industrial support
goes along with it not to mention negotiation for insurance premiums. 
No reason not to mention this TM's name because everyone knows not to
turn their backs for one minute. You wouldn't be saying anything that
would surprise us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2015

I DONT WORK FOR THE RAILROAD.BUT DO KNOW SOMEONE THAT WORKS AT AVON
TERMINAL,AND THIS PERSON IS A T.M.  THIS PARTICULAR MAN IS VERY WELL
LIKED BY ALL HIS EMPLOYEE'S. HE ISN'T WHOM HE APPEARS TO BE.  IF A
SITUATION COMES UP,HE RUNS TO THE SUPERINTENDANT AND THROWS THE
EMPLOYEE UNDER THE BUS,WHILE ALL THE TIME HE'S SMILING AT YOU AND YOUR
THINKING HE HAS YOUR BACK. 


BE WARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

BROTHERS

A bunch of us were told by LC and VLC that the new BLET SSA was
ratified and was supposed to be in effect January 1ST. That's why they
are paying us the back pay that was due, cost of living raises and
license raises back to January 1st.

How come they aren't following any of the new rules in the agreement
like getting people out of the hotels on their rest days or putting you
first out at the hotel when its the last day of your work cycle. 
We heard some people saying that the union has about 50 side letters
with this thing and they are trying to figure out how to roll this
thing out. If there is 50 side letters then all the members are
entitled to view them and have copies prior to this new agreement going
into effect. We all know that this is going to be a big fat fiasco when
it gets going but we thought it was already in effect.
Has anyone received any definite emails or anything in writing from
your locals on whats really going on with this agreement and when its
going to be up and running????????

Name: FACT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

FUNNY

The reason the employees have to deal with outrageous policies is
because we have unions with yellow stripes down their backs who have
totally given up on protecting the members from having to work in a
hostile work environment. 50 years ago union reps would have stood
beside the members and put some woop ass on management but now with the
kickbacks and padding under the table its gone. 
Stupid idiotic policies eventually get torn apart anyway. That's why
they are called stupid and idiotic.

As for those at rose lake who are tired of TM RYAN heres a little
history. He hired on with the intentions of getting a job in the human
resource department. He is still taking classes and is supposedly
working towards getting out of T&E. He was told he would not be
accepted in another job position until he was a TM for awhile. They are
testing him to see if he has the back bone to fire! All he was doing at
first was jumping through their hoops to look good. If he sucked arss
and head hunted he knew he would look good to the boys in the club.
Now, it has gone to his head and as far as those higher above, he is
starting to show that he may not be such a good candidate for a
position in the HR department. He is going rogue and showing his
ability to be completely unprofessional. He will eventually hang
himself. If you haven't paid attention for the last 20 years.....NO
ONE NICE STAYS IN THE FIELD.At the rate he is going they will never let
him go until he becomes a liability. He is chopping off his nose to
spite his face. In the meantime, document, document document every
violation that occurs. When, how, what kind and who else was present.
Don't forget what happened to the other section 8 wack job they had
there.

Name: ROSE LAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Here at East St Louis Rose Lake things were good for a while until
Trainmaster RYAN WILLIAMS aka "LYIN RYAN" showed up. ALEEK YOUNG lets
him get by with harassing crews. This guys makes up rules as he sees
them to benefit him. He will smile to your face and stab you in your
back over and over again. He carries a voice recorder in his pocket and
records crew conversations to mess with you in the crew rooms later.   
IS THIS LEGAL?
    CSX claims to have a code of ethics....at Rose Lake there isn't
any respect and they follow you around the yard harassing everyone. I
honestly have lost my respect for the company because of this
management employee. Recently they have hired some green caps and he
has these guys so scared to do anything at all. Its not right and I
feel sorry for the young men. Its a good job and I don't have much
more time left but to any new men thinking about coming to ROSE
Lake...I wouldn't advise it.                            
    CSX really should do something about this guy before they have a
lawsuit against the company. All of us are tired of it here and need to
ban together and do something about it. Is it too much to ask for a bit
of professionalism in the workplace?

                   ROSE LAKE EAST ST LOUIS SUCKS!

Name: Funny 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2015

CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains,
they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work.
That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS

Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within
proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work.


IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX
STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE.

               CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING
US.
                   
      WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE
OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY.
                CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY
WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2015

Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's
Absenteeism Policy,
which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two
violations result in counseling
letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline.
Possible discipline for a Step 3
violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the
Manager of Manpower
and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling
disciplinary issues
related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the
Absenteeism Policy,
she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at
and creates an incident
form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy
are removed from
an employee's record after three years.

The three years doesn't change with caps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville
January 28, 2015
CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville,
according to a company spokeswoman.
The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie
Cost said.
“This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,”
she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a
difficult decision.”


             lollololololololololololololool

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2015

WOW this one is my Favorite for the day. I think this came from a real
human?


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2015

NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS

For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the
unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to
entrap crew, here is a quick review

When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to
work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not
and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING
TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY
KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU
ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND
THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A
ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE
FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS
REFUSAL TO WORK.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO
RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW
MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT.
ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM
BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES
WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO
THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS
PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS
SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES
AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE
AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE
IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS
INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. 
HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON
THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU
ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION
FOR YOUR POOLS. 

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT
BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED
TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU
ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE
EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU
WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE.
ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT.

CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU
ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE
CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE
IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY
YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY
CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE
THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST!

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES
WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE
OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR
HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER
AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS.
FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT
CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS
ONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

Name: WTF?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

go figure this.....

NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF
ALL DAYS...... 

READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

BOB

You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee
gateway or in any bulletin.  IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS
MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY.
IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE
SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH
THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT.

NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT
THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY
CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE
COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY
PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL
LONGER THAN THAT!  THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE
DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN
UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS
IT WOULD CAUSE.

WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN  VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR
FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES
STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER
UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF
EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND
BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY
FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP
EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING
ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY
HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE
DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY
UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS.

ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR
DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU
WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS!
WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS
APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF
TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR
APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED
WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN
IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT
GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED
SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS
PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE
THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID
SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE
THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND
DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO
GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST
MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I
MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE
ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS
WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP
YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. 

IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF
SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE
MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED
AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE
MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM
TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK
ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY
WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM,
THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS
WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE
PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf


Everyone need to read this and pass it on.   BIG WIN for T&E employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2015

In order to get a better understanding of the mind-set of management on
various railroads.

Read the case of: Tademy V. Union Pacific Railroad Corporation

Throw anyone under the bus if we can cut cost and you might get
promoted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2015

Kyle, In response to your post.  Nobody cares

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2015

This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when
we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those
y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing,
you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20
toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like
right next to  another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus,
plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were
you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and
yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even
bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from
the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them
told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places,
on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some
of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see
what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s
and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off,
that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another
car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they
could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal,
as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that
is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home
instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get
ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we
went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing,
yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well
even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad
eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr
ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp,
that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1
time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would
have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18
young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e
when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today
would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those
places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as
that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it
was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the
most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin
pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about
collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and
farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall
in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and
you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1
of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT....
And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it
how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2015

this little love letter is for phillip bartley road foreman of engines
at the huntington division,people this fellow is a first class two face
son of a bitch he tries to come off to people as a friend but this guy
preetends to be a christian so let me tell a story about p.d bartley of
the huntington div. phillip had a engineer under him who had lost his
daughter and was trying to get back to work to support his other two
children and mr bartley was working very hard behind this guys back to
get him fired because mr bartley assumed after such a traggic event
that this employee was unstable so he tryed to play the scared employee
and dump more on this man and his family but guess what he failed cause
phillip isnt liked as much as he thought he was and some people higher
up than him showed some compasion and phillip some day i hope to thank
you for all of your kind works toward me and my family you certified
son of a bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2015

Mike, CSX didn't exist til 1986...you sure you worked here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2015

Mike,
Because they never did. Now go to work.



Name: mike ferren
E-mail: road_master_mike@hotmail.comI
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2015

I payed railroad tax for 6 years and s s has no record of csx ever
paying into the program for me 1972 to 1978  thanks mjferren 616388

Name: mike ferren
E-mail: road_master_mike@hotmail.comI
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2015

I payed railroad tax for 6 years and s s has no record of csx ever
paying into the program for me 1972 to 1978  thanks mjferren 616388

Name: OUCH!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2015

CRAP!!!!!


I just lost $1,130.00 on my CSX stock investment in my 40lK!!!!! What
the hell!!!

Name: Dr. Peper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2015

Locomotive 10-20  

Yes that waste of human flesh Brian Edwards is still with CSX.  He's
"WORKING" on the Great Lakes Division out of Avon Yards in
Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Brian Edward's main job at CSX is sucking Larry Kosner's dick, and
being Larry Kosner's only friend.  Larry Kosner brought Brian Edwards
down from Chicago with him, and as a thank you, Brian Edwards is
letting the guys at 31 East Georgia Street screw his wife.  I'm not
sure if Brian's doing this so that he can keep his job, or his wife is
tired of trying to find Brian's little shriveled up cock under that
tremendous amount of fat. 
  
I remember hearing a while back that Brian Edwards wife won't screw
him anymore,(probably because she can't find his cock under all of his
fat) and he's had to resort to hiring women off of www.backpage.com to
give him a blow job while his wife thinks he's away, at "work".

Name: Lucky 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2015

Love this site........

Name: alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2014

ALERT ALERT ALERT


WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS
NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING
DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING
ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2014

Brian Edwards works at Avon,in

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2014

P

You funny, now back to the xbox for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2014

I would never advise any one to refuse a RR offer of employment. Let us
keep in mind the ops that employment with CSX offers. Same as Mickey
d's so many options. The best will always rise to the top. Go to work,
work smart, keep your comments to yourself, and build a career. It is
not that HARD.


Kevin,

Don't hire on with CSX.  Get out of coal-mining, but do something
better that railroading. The money and benefits are o.k. but your
quality of life sucks.  If I had it to do over, I definitely would
have
done something different.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2014

Kevin,

Don't hire on with CSX.  Get out of coal-mining, but do something
better that railroading. The money and benefits are o.k. but your
quality of life sucks.  If I had it to do over, I definitely would have
done something different.

Name: kevin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2014

I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend
their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I
work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2014

You guys/gals are a bunch of cribabies, I make $430.00 a day work minday
-fryday on a reglar assgned local withoutt even a high scool diplome or
Ged and i made over 110 
k this year.  wheree else kould a high schoole drop-out make this kind
of moneys  Csx rocks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still
lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick.
YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND
POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat
fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people
skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've
pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to
hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell
cocksucker!!!

Name: just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

I went to the local Rocky Mount NC buffet 'Golden Coral' on a couple
occasions.  I set my camera in video mode and aimed at the buffet line
from waist high to the floor.

MY GOD, all the big fat ass women there is totally amazing !  No one
over 5 feet tall and no one under 250 pounds.  

Video soon to hit you-tube

Name: just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

I would agree with ' Information'...There are just ugly skanks in
Rocky Mount NC...AND the guys fucking them need to be tested for STDs

Name: Just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if Mr. Ward will be working Christmas eve or Christmas
day/evening also?

Name: Facts 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington
Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order
to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are  2 ..
How bad that the employees hate them.  3.. How offen that they show
they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation
dumba$$ for being you..

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington
division" goes to  Shiloh Campbell and David Benson.  To achieve this
award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and
they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on
the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of
people and management skills. True idiots.

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

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

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.

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!

Name: NOTICE 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp
dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS....
You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back
side........ You must have a man crush on him......  
         F   A    G    G   O   T   S.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 December 2014

To the post on the recap:


I AGREE!!!!

Name: sanatshelper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2014

LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS!

With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas
time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little
assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers
on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay
attention!

For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a
lesson
EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED
AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE
PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS

When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you
they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another
locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming
they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. 
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the
powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6
axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been
upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that
Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is
about making track speed. BULLSHIT!  You know as well as anyone else if
something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD
ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM.
They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE
POWER IS ISOLATED.
So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it
all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because
he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES,
BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED
AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all
over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had
more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the
dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You
think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make
the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in
the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up!
Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the
rule!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR......

Name: 2trainz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2014

My names anonymous but I continue to be watched by CSX. Apparently I
received stuff with permission, and according to CSX was stolen when it
was clearly given to me by the manager of signals. When did I ever steal
it? Casper the ghost sneak in? Clearly in daylight, twice, I was let
in.

The manager was completely violating CSX dress codes and no PPE. His
give a f*** that day was NONE.

Wearing shorts.
wearing a button down with flowers on it.
flip flops.
aviators.
no hardhat.
no safety vest.

I mean seriously, I kind of laughed at it, he gave two s**** lets about
work.

But in any way possible, I wished I wasn't continuously watched by
CSX. It's making my life hell.

-Anonymous

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2014

pissed


If BLET wont take control of this, I would make a complaint to the 
USDOT safety committee. I think this may also be an osha issue. There
are guidelines set forth in the FRA rules for all class one rr's to
follow but they only state the rr has to submit their plan to them. I
heard the fra was saying it was ok to put a conductor who has already
marked up and is certified in the lap of an engineer and make him
qualify him. The blet was saying that this is bull but Im betting my
last dollar they have been bought off under the table and is agreeing
to it.  
There was a engineer who told a supervisor if he has to qualify and
babysit an unqualified conductor on his job because the company was too
cheap to do it right and follow safety protocol that he would have
conductor tie down the train and he would do the same with his engines
every time the conductor needed instructions on how to do his job when
he was on the ground and couldn't see him. The supervisor threatened
him and told him if he did that he would be charged with deliberately 
delaying the job or train. He said he could give just as good
instructions over the radio and didn't need to see his location as
long as the conductor said he was in the clear.... can you believe this
shit!!!!!!!!

Name: pissed off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2014

FRA and Union drops the ball


Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety
bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to
blow their bozo balloons up!

Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a
clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the
territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order
the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the
engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and
run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to
see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him.
What happened to this so called all important conductor certification
that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an
engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and
pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the
train.

Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on
territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they
don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't
worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't
want to get in trouble either!

What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important
than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a
shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick
their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to
handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got
to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing
about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA
training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap
didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach
himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months
before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is
way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a
conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car
somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and
help this guy do his job!  FRA better get off their asses or someone is
going to half to get another government agency involved!

Name: True story 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of
the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start
making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you
know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever
this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire
managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the
street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE
RAILROAD.     1 --Ex-board  ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2
--- harassment  by new management  ( No people skills)  3 ---  Every
time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in
your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ...  
4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle.  The divorce
rate is very high on the R.R.        You will lose it all...... It's a
gamble....... Think about it new hires.......

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show
a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet
our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company
doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're
bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the
planet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2014

I love reading this CS xxx website.this railroad must really be a joke,
I don't read any other websites that talk about each other like CSX
employees do.I did notice that the last 6 years they have talked about
the same employee, CSX has hundreds thousands employees working for
them and to have a handful talked about they must really be doing what
they say. let's do some recapping over the years.

If rumor is right,  the top 4 people most talked about.

1-Danny Spencer - what a piece of crap , can't keep his thing in his
pants, he seems to screw anything that walks, rather it's his friends
wives and girlfriends or whomever, also seems to backstab employees.

2-  LBT - All I can say is wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3- Dave Harris-  Strip club kinggggggggg


4- Kim Miller's. A person that has had affairs for years, in
Chicago,Alabama,and In.


                     You all need to make a new year,s resolution

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2014

Well said always awake.....don't forget having an engineer trainee,a
green hat conductor who has no idea what's going on with a green hat
conductor trainee in tow...3 seats for 4 people now plus distraction
after distraction coming at the engineer....it's always one hot mess
for 12 + hours.....welcome to our world now....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2014

Just sits there loud at night. No respect for the neighbor hood. No
station.

Name: Always awake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2014

L&N

If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another
on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is
no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad
ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the
dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers
know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain
miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk
power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last
thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on
purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they
don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these
trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN
OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS
RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE
HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS.
EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS
HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW
WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST
HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC
IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH
POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS
ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS
THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER
CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT!
Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other
dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their
jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much
pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in
their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error
they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are
typing and how many times they take a break  or walk away from their
computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY
WORLD!
AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the
level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer
bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost
doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst
static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend
device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing
cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell
like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and
unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off
every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing
surges and lunges while they are driving.
Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from
running full throttle at 8 the entire trip!  Yeah, lack of sleep is the
least of our worries!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana
and just dragging the trains into Garrett and  passing off to the next
crew !  with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train?  doing the job
according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one?  at least
three hours?   how many crews still sitting there on rear units with
the heat on?   say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half?
  hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2014

That will be awesome....a 20 year old engineer with a year of railroad
experience...great lakes division can't run trains anymore anyway with
great engineers and so some college zombie thinks this will fix
it....just a matter of time until the BIG BOOM.....

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING....


THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS
NOT A JOKE!

ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO
FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE
MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS
NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU
TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE
COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED
WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN
THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY
RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE
TERRITORY.

AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA
CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR
TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW
EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Trainmaster, friend or what ever you are..

Really man, getting desperate aren't you. Cant get someone to take the
bait so you come up with that?????

How much are they paying you in Jacksonville to come on here and bait
people?


Hey webmaster or how about you NOMO... get a trace on this moron and
find out what address he is at in Jacksonville. Horrible mole!

In the meantime, junk power, bad radios, denied claims, tickets being
illegally removed from the computers, agreements violated, on board
lies ordered, lost alert cars and ridiculous man power shortages are
alive and well.  Just another sunny day on the common sense exempt
railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2014

Sorry , my bad, how silly of me I misspelled vows.

Name: HA
E-mail: 
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!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2014

Rumors has it LBT and her husband renewed their wedding vowels. I hope
LBT you know how lucky you are to have a husband, that stood beside you
after all the hurt you must have caused him. You are beginning to look
old,so if I was you I would be thankful for someone that excepted you
for all the wrong that you've done to him.

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

I had a home emergency last Saturday....called cmc to get 6 hrs of
personnel business off....response was not allowed on the
weekends....do not recall seeing that in the ssa....now I look at
layoff board and low and behold other subdistricts there are multiple
employees who are off personnel business today on a Saturday.....and
furthermore how in the hell do conductors get pb.....it isn't even in
their contract ....what a friction joke.....guess if you work all the
time you get punished for it.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
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?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2014

JOKE!!!!

BLET NEW SYSTEM AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN ACTION!


AMMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 40 STATES

On the day preceding their scheduled rest cycle, an engineer at the
home terminal that is not called by 1200 for 1400(1500 for runs subject
to 3 hour call) may contact CREW MANAGEMENT indicating their desire to
be removed from the calling cycle in advance of their rest cycle. In
the event the company is unable to fulfill its manpower requirements,
the engineer may be used in other classes of service for which he is
qualified that will go off duty at the home terminal. 
IN THE EVENT AN ENGINEER HAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED COMMITMENTS
SURROUNDING THEIR ASSIGNED DAYS OFF AND REQUIRE RELIEF FROM THIS
PROVISIONS, THAT ENGINEER WILL BE REQUIRED TO ARRANGE SUCH THROUGH
THEIR LOCAL SUPERVISOR OR CMC


Do we even have to think twice about what was just posted in bold
letter.
First, if you can get through to a crew manager without being sent to
his voice mail your lucky
Second, if you try and reason with a supervisor who's only goal in
life is to make the white collars in Jacksonville happy you will only
get laughed out of the room. Try and tell a supervisor that your life
is more important than his local job being filled or his train leaving
on time. He will remind you that it isn't
Third, there are those who can get a PB day anytime they want and those
who couldn't if their lives depended on it. Favoritism is alive and
well and ALWAYS WILL BE
fourth, a crew callers job is to fill jobs at all cost. Leaving bogus
messages, blocking the IVR system, threatening someone with a miss call
is part of their job. They will not allow your personal business or
personal commitments to interfere with their job of filling jobs. You
will have to beg, cry and give all your personal info to them and
maybe, just maybe get lucky enough to get your blessing from them. WHEN
do you make these arrangements? Before you call and beg for this pardon?
After you call at noon? How long will you be on hold waiting to talk to
someone to get this cleared. What happens when your on hold for 45
minutes and they call your other line and tell you that its your call
and they need you. Too bad if you were on hold first. You answered your
other line like an idiot and now your busted and going to work!
How about the provision that states an engineer arriving at his AFHT on
his off day will be deadheaded home on combo service. 
DO NOT FORGET HOW BAD THEY HAVE SCREWED UP AND STILL SCREW UP THE FRA
MANDATORY RULES ON SENDING ENGINEERS HOME ON THEIR 6TH START. THAT RULE
HAD BEEN IN PLACE LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO GET IT RIGHT AND ITS STILL IS
A MESS. THERE SHOULD BE A SERIOUS PENALTY CLAIM FOR NOT SENDING AN
EMPLOYEE HOME PER THE AGREEMENT AND IT SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO THE
GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND ABOVE. NO WAITING A YEAR TO GET IT PAID!
THERE ARE TOO MANY FLAWS IN THIS ENTIRE PROPOSAL AND WAY TOO MANY GRAY
AREAS. DO NOT VOTE YES ON THIS UNTIL THERE ARE DEFINATE IN WRITING
ANSWERS TO ALL GRAY AREAS. HOW MUCH INFO IS REQUIRED TO SATISFY THE CMC
OR SUPERVISOR THAT YOUR LIFE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. WILL MANPOWER
SHORTAGES BE TAKEN CARE OF AND EXTRA BOARDS FILLED TO COVER ALL THE
CHANGES IN THIS PROPOSAL. WHAT IS THEIR PLAN TO STOP THE MASSIVE
TURNOVER RATE THAT CAUSE ALL THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE.

READ IT CAREFULLY. EVERY SINGLE WORD. DO NOT LISTEN TO GOSSIP AND
RUMORS. THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS AT STAKE HERE. DO
NOT BE STUPID. READ IT!

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

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

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
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 ...

Name: bullsh...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

HEY CORPORATE!!!

Want to know why people are pissed and moral is down???? Try looking at
the extra board for the conductors at AVON!  How come there are 14 guys
on the board and only one gets a Saturday off! How come they have 3
guys off on Monday, 3 on Tuesday and 3 on Thursday. Instead of giving
anyone a Saturday or Sunday they have everyone working their asses off
when most of the rest of the world and their families are home on the
weekends. How come they have so many people off on those day. Don't
they realize that make the board short as hell on mon, tues, and
Thursday because of this? They are so hell bent on no one getting a
weekend day off they would shoot their nose off to spite their faces! 
What the hell!!!!!


HEY UTU! See a problem here!

Name: RETIRED
E-mail: 
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 !

Name: BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2014

PERVERT Corporate


Go lay down you sicko.... Bet you are jerry springer fan club member.
Hope you are one of the jobs they cut then you can get all the time you
need to sit in front of your hand job shows and relieve that pent up csx
stess! In fact why don't you be real and give us your name. We can all
put in a request to have you on his show!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2014

IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN READING WHO IS SCREWING WHO.
THIS WEB-SITE WOULD NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT IT. LOL!!!!!!!!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2014

Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR
THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!!      This website is called CSX SUCKS......
this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is
screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or
crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you
can shove those accidents up your backside..

Name: ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2014

WOW

Management is trying really hard to draw attention away from company
topics..... Lawyers seats must be burning their arses off! HA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2014

I heard Ray Jackson was a womenizer when he was married, is that rumor
correct?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2014

Is that redneck closet racist cracker engineer, rAY jACKSON still
working out of the barr yard in Riverdale, Illinois? What a weasel!! He
would make like he was your friend at first up front, then if you
weren't "the color of his preference", he'd turn on you like a junk
yard dog! What a snake in the grass, piece of turd he was, and still
is!!!! ray jackson is not worthy of the dirt on the bottom of
anybody's shoes!!! Oh, and of course throw that other piece of garbage
in the dumpster right in there with ray jackson, mike schmidt!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2014

So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR

GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when
a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll
itch.....Nice try


Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only.
Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days
ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made
to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait
until AFTER THE 10TH  to go in and delete the check mark because it
wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why  would anyone
already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't
believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until
after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the
check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are
going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye
on this box!

Name: Sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2014

Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This
New policy was  created by people that have nights and weekends off.
They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets
everything that they deserve.

Name: same
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

almost

I did the same thing. Called pay roll because the box showed back up
checked again. They said we are supposed to go in an uncheck it after
the 10th. That doesn't sound right if they are starting the whole
process on the 10th. Like everything else they do someone is going to
have a problem!

Name: almost suckered
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

READ ALL ABOUT IT
 
THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND
THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS
ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT
AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR
DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE
ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER
STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE
IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... 
THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN
AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM
DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!

Name: PAY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2014

PAY NOTICE


The message that was posted on the employee gateway advising everyone
that the company was going with electronic pay stubs on line November
10th is totally wrong!

It states in black and white that if you wish to CONTINUE TO RECEIVE
your paper stubs by mail you need to go in and UNCHECK the box that
states you would like to receive your pay stub ON LINE ONLY and you
understand you will no longer receive your pay stubs by mail.

If you already have that box checked then you should not be receiving
your paper pay stubs in the mail anyway.  Correct? 

If you are receiving your pay stubs by mail go into the gateway(my pay)
and keep an eye on this box. IT SHOULD NOT BE CHECKED! Watch it closely
until after November 10th. We suggest you print out directions posted
on the pay site just in case there is a major mess up and you stop
receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail. There is a good chance this
box may show up checked at the last minute without your knowledge and
your pay stubs by mail will be discontinued.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2014

Mr NO SCAB 
He has a lot of interesting things to say that are on target and
topic.
Just needs to go a little deeper from mgr at the RR level and mgr at
the union level, to the members.
Rep in TS is everything, it all comes from (conversation) from one side
of the cab to the other. Hour after hour, many times with different
people and a pattern develops. The feed back is real good or not so
good, and a reputation is built. If ya sleep a lot = (Sleepy) if ya run
slow (Pokey) this stuff comes down to what your hair looks like, and how
you smell=(stinky) I asked a engineer one time WHY ARE YOU SLOWING DOWN
HERE?
He was so nice and asked me to read the orders one more time, it was a
SLOW ORDER. No screaming, just understanding a dumb ass question, and
handling it correctly. From that point he was a prince in my mind, used
him for a reference when I left and loved the man until he passed, and
miss him today.

So the moral of this story is, you may be working with friend or foe,
watch, listen carefully, learn and by all means shut up at the right
time. Ten road-crossings and a slow order is not the time to ask about
the game tonight.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Mikeywardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

Hey Ho Fatman Garrett has to go! Another derailment at Madisonville, KY
today. Three derailments in Howell yard in Evansville. Garrett is on
double secret probation from Johnny Fortune teller. Blamed the three
derailments on the assistant roadmaster in Evansville. Now when will
Garrett take responsibility. Now another track inspector out of service
for stealing fuel but why did Garrett pay him truck driver pay in
Vincennes for three years.

Name: NON SCAB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

Laughing

If you are a real Tm then you are nothing more than a low life piece of
crap. You think that post was funny. If it was your job that was
protected by a union and someone like you was sticking it to you I
guarantee you would be crying like a little bitch to your rep.

There is nothing worse than a back stabbing union rep who stabs his
members in the back and gets into bed with management. Someone just
like you! If it was 40 years ago and you were caught running your mouth
like that you would be lucky to still have a tongue in your mouth. The
real union boys who stood on the front picket lines and took a few
bullets to protect their jobs would have loved to put you up on the
stake!  If you aren't as ignorant as you seem to be then you should be
doing the right thing and let everyone know who the traitors are in
their unions and let the boys take care of them. There is nothing worse
than an LC who pretends to give a rats ass about his member then turns
around and throws him under the bus because he doesn't like him or
someone like you offers him candy under the desk. THERE IS NO PLACE FOR
SCUM LIKE THAT IN ANY UNION  POSITION!  You just keep posting stupid as
stupid is. The old members with union history will figure out who all
of are and make sure you all disappear. Looks like they didn't do a
very good job of taking out the trash either. Your still around to
post! Definitely need to kick them out of office!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

Name: bring it on
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

HEY FATBOY FROM BOONVILLE EVERYONE KNOWS  THAT YOUR DAD RATS TO YOU
ABOUT THE TRAIN CREWS AND YARD CREWS AND YOU GO GET THEM I GUESS YOUR
WHOLE FAMILY ASSUMES THE POSSITION UNDER THE BOSSES DESK , WHAT COMES
AROUND GOES AROUND , THATS JUST TO BAD I REALY THOUGHT I HAD A FRIEND
AND A SECOND  FAMILY AT THE RAILROAD BUT YOU CARMI PEOPLE ARE JUST THE
RUN OF THE MILL BACKSTABERS BECAUSE  IF THATS ALL YOU GOT , USE IT ,
SHOOT WE ALREADY SEEN A JANITOR COULD DO YOUR DADS JOB OH WELL , SO
JUST REMEMBER NEXT TIME YOU THREATEN SOMEONE, INDIANA BOYS STAND THEIR
GROUND THEY DONT GO GET A WOMAN TO FIGHT THEIR FIGHT OR CALL THE BOSS,
YOU WUSSY BUNCH OF__________________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: newbie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2014

OTHER

Don't think so! Sitting on an guaranteed extra bd doesn't pay squat
but it pays. And no, it wont slow down now that the nstb has ordered
all class 1 rr's to turn in a weekly report on dwell times, freight
hauled, etc because they have neglected the grain farmers in the
country and have been making them take a back seat to crude oil
shipments.  The carrier claims they aren't and have stated that they
are hiring more employees and purchasing more power to help move the
back up of grain sitting on farms rotting. Cant get their crops in
because there is no place to store it. RR claims last years hard winter
caused the back up.  HA HA HA HA HA!  Lucrative crude oil shipments and
greed put the grain farmers in the spot they are in. That's why they
went to the feds and asked for aid and help with the cost of hiring
trucks to move their grain. So, the work better start picking up or
there is going to be a lot of pissed off farmers standing on capital
hill and we all know you don't want to mess with a bunch of GOOD OLE
COUNTRY BOYS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2014

If you want more time at home it is coming.

It is called, stay at home and earn nothing.

The said part is these newbies that do not see this coming.

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2014

When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems
likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating
factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with
as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee
morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me
that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into
nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all
of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both
the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is
that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and
Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about
being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone,
especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all
of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring,
FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to
start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call
practices are having a negative effect on safety.

Name: ha ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2014

kdaribadl

Are you kidding me??? watch a game? You must not be aware that the
manpower shortage is so damn bad that no one can stay home long enough
to watch a game and if they are home they are sleeping or being woke up
by the constant ring of the phone by crew callers running rosters.  Do
you know anything about the railroad? And these links have what to do
with CSX SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS!

enjoy your game!

Name: NOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2014

FRIEND/FAMILY......SUPERVISOR


HA!  SO WHICH POST MADE MANAGEMENT ITCH THE MOST? WHICH POST MADE YOU
COME BACK ON HERE AND TRY AND DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE TOPICS AT
HAND. LET ME GUESS...YOU WILL NOW START WITH THE LBT CRAP AND DO YOUR
BEST TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS.... WAS IT LAW? THEY
SAY SOMETHING THAT THE LAWYERS DIDNT CARE FOR?  OR MAYBE ITS FRA
RETIRED. GOT SOMEONE IN MANAGEMENTS SHORTS IN A BIND?????

GOOD!  NOW LETS TALK ABOUT HOW SOME CREW CALLERS ARE STILL CALLING
PEOPLES HOMES AND LEAVING VAGUE BOGUS MESSAGES ABOUT JOBS THEY ARE
CALLING AND HOW THE IVR SYSTEM IS STILL SET UP TO ENTRAP PEOPLE BY NOT
LETTING THEM ACCESS TRUE AND ACCURATE INFO ABOUT THEIR OWN STANDINGS
AND POOL LINE UPS AFTER THE CALLERS HAVE STARTED RUNNING THE ROSTERS.
SURE IS FUNNY HOW YOU CANT GET ANY INFO WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A
CREW CALLER FOR IT. FUNNY HOW IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING
ROSTERS AND NEED SOMEONE TO DESPERATELY MAKE THAT MISTAKE AND TALK TO
ONE OF THEM TO THEY CAN ORDER THEM ON THE JOB. SO FUNNY HOW THE IVR
SYSTEM MAGICALLY CORRECTS ITSELF AFTER THEY HAVE THE VACANT JOB FILLED.
  CAN WE ALL SAY UNETHICAL TATICS AND AGREEMENT
VIOLATIONS!!!!!!!INFORMATION MUST BE AVAILABLE TO THE EMPLOYEES ON THE
IVR SYSTEM. AGREEMENT DOESNT SAY INFO MUST BE AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHEN
CALLERS ARE RUNNING A ROSTER AND NEED TO TRAP SOMEONE! YEAH..CAN WE ALL
SAY DEVIOUS MANIPULATIVE BEHAVIOR!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2014

Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in
years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook.  A
puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO  OTHER COMPANY WANTS.
Just take a look and see..   So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on
you..........

Name: USE YOUR HEAD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

getting a banner test?             stop  way back   as far back as
possible !       then call dispatcher you have unidentified
trespasser!

 make em walk to you ! once you stop  they cant make you come to them
!

have your doors locked and makem show identity cards  they could be
imposters !

Name: praise
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2014

MICHAEL


Good for you. The truth will set you free and maybe others as well.
There are a lot of employees who pack because they are scared for their
lives in some of the dark hole in the wall places they have to work at
night and there isn't a single soul around to protect them. The
railroads run through some of the worst neighborhoods and back alleys
of the country and in some of the worst industrial areas in the worst
cities. You are right though. A nut case with a mouth shouldn't have
one and if these train master know someone is packing and he kills
someone they should be charged with aiding in a homicide.
This Cameron isn't the same one from the great lakes is he?
If your new to this site, expect to be attacked and ridiculed if you
start posting info that makes officials and the company lawyers squirm.
They have moles who come on here to draw attention away from your post.
They will go to any length to discredit you and even gang up on you.
STAND YOUR GROUND AND HOLD FIRM. Don't forget to use your spell
checker. That is one of their favorite pet peeves to use against you
when they want to discredit your character!

Name: michael orloff
E-mail: mickeyj789005@aol.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

while working as an senior engineer on watertown ny local job b778 in
January of 2014 I and another jr conductor on an other job got into an
argument that got pretty heated no punches or any threats were ever
said we have had problems before and I believe he and the engineer he
works with got together and came up with a story that I threatened him
coincidently this engineer steve spaziani was next in line senority
wise for my job and is on it to this day. they worked together for 12
hrs never called a boss even when one was present that day also work
another shift before coming up with same identical story even though
the engineer was in another room and then outside . I was taken out of
service but no cody zipparo who perpetrated the argument also I
notified the two trainmasters Michael camron and heath Mondragon that
engineer spaziani had and has been carrying a weapon(pistol which he
does have a permit to carry)they asked him about this and he told them
he sometimes get caught short and brings it to work but they still took
no action against him. I described the gun and would be willing to take
polygraph to verify the truth. the truth is, this man is dangerous, as
he has be severly beaten because of his mouth and has made statements
it would never happen again. it is a well known fact he brings it(gun)
work and mentioned the fact these trainmasters asked him and did and
continue not to do anything but me they harass me  over an argument but
as we know it takes two to argue so why me only. now just to set things
into perspective I do have a short temper have got into disagreements
in the last 40 yrs but never have I  hit or attacked anyone I have on
the whole always did my job to the best of my abilities  this no one
can deny as a final note as a stockholder of some 14000 shares in this
company it troubles me that these two trainmasters get away with what I
consider a fireable offences.. they are never around the terminal for
days on end only calling in once in a while lying about testing,
banners and such remember I work at this terminal for four straight
years and never have I seen such conduct as trainmaster Cameron and
trainmaster Mondragon it is a gross mistreatment  power and abuse of
this company. they also lie about the on board for customer service and
have as in case of Michael Cameron came to me and said just for record
you were bannered today. some will say I an a disgruntled past
employee. nothing is further from the truth. I have nothing to lie
about as I am now retired I would gladly tell much more of things on
this railroad in watertown and Massena ny but that is for another
time.

a

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2014

To the post below, cheaters will always be cheaters it will never end no
matter what job position they have, or what terminal they work at.
Railroaders, as well as other companies when you get men and women that
work together, there will always be cheaters. There are always men and
women that cannot be faithful no matter how hard they try (just emoral
people).The statistics show that if the spouse ever leaves their other
spouse, and gets with the person they had the affair with it will never
work out anyway.So my advice  is why don't you be good spouses and be
faithful .

Name: AGREE
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2014

Advice/Reality

Amen to both of you. You are both right. I have never seen more hens on
fence than on the railroad. I used to think women were the worst at
gossiping and starting rumors but they don't hold a candle to some of
the guys I work with. As for the clerk who posted on here, she better
keep her broom and dust pan busy. They cut our clerks and wagon drivers
down to an all time low. You cant get a ride when you need one without
waiting for over a half hour and they have hired  an outside cleaning
service to come in and do the work. Used to have a clerk, driver and
cleaning clerk on each sift. Now we are down to one.
Maybe she should consider worrying about that and talking to her union
reps about securing her job! The railroad is cutting every craft to the
bones!

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2014

Employee friend

I think you need to read advices post again. You didn't understand the
point of it. Advice couldn't have said it better. The point is it
happens in every type of businesses, even in your churches. And advice
was right! If she has a problem with men hitting on her then she should
tell them to stop or turn them in. In the meantime mind her own business
and quit worrying about what she said was rumors and stories. Take care
of herself. The work place is bad enough without all this he said she
said crap and worrying about what every one else is doing. The way its
going these women and men who do all this gossiping about whos doing
who wont have to worry. When the company cuts the crews in half and
turns everything over to computers these so called cheaters will be
looking for work somewhere else. AND GUESS WHAT! They will be doing the
cheating somewhere else!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed
out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some
of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. 
You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep
on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract
time...       LOL.    PUNK's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

Mr advice, it sounds like you are probably one of the ones that like to
cheat. Ask me why the opinion? because you would not get so upset about
this woman talking about being hit on if you weren't one of the guys
that was doing it wherever you work,.the men that get upset are the men
that wants it to be hush hush and do get upset when something is brought
to someone's attention." how dare you talk about the men that cheat
,we don't want our wives to know that this goes on on the railroad, we
want them to think we're perfect husbands".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2014

Joel Hudson has been with the Union Railroad a division of Transtar and
U.S. Steel for a couple years and you guys are right on the money. WHAT
AN ARROGANT ASSHOLE THIS STUBBY BASTARD IS! He has fired about 12% of
the workforce and his little natzi supervisors who drink his cool aid
are just about as bad.
Keep up your bullshit Joel and someday the sun won't shine for you!!

You CSX guys take care and GOD BLESS!!

Name: ADVICE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2014

EMPLOYED OTHER

If you decide to quit I wouldn't apply for a job at a truck stop, bus
stop or as a flight attendant. I sure as hell wouldn't apply for a
secret service job either. Oh, wait, that was all a bunch of guys
messing with the hookers. Guess that leaves all political jobs in D.C.
out as well. Don't bother working at a hotel either!  That's one of
the worst places ever. Cleaning staff are in and out of rooms so fast
you cant keep up with them. You better just quit and head for a church
or something. Man, that might not work either even though its been
awhile since a preacher man was busted for playing with his altar boys.
How about this idea? Just tell every guy that hits on you that you
don't appreciate it and if it continues you will just file sexual
harassment against them.  Think that might work. Bet they leave you
alone! Oh and keep busy with your mop and broom and maybe you wont
notice whats going on with everybody else. They make their beds they
have to lay in them. FLEAS AND ALL!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2014

I work at CSX in Louisville.  I'm considered a clerk, runner, janitor
or whatever needs to be done.  I'm a female and I get hit on by so
many CSX men (single and married).  I feel sorry for anyone that is in
a serious relationship with a man from my area.  So much behind the
crap goes on between the workers and also the transportation vans that
take the men from one area back to another.  PTI workers would give it
up for 5 bucks literally.  There is also so many prostitutes that hang
out along certain parts of the train routes.  The stories and rumors I
hear are pretty disgusting !

Name: help us!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2014

HOPE MARTINS



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OK ATOM/WEBMASTER....YOU JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS ONE. I HAVE
SEEN ALOT OF ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM SERIOUS
TOPICS THAT MAKE UPPER MANAGEMENT START SQUIRMING IN THEIR SEATS BUT
THIS?
IS THIS FOR REAL? CAN YOU TELL US IF THIS IS COMING FROM JACKSONVILLE?
THIS ISNT ANOTHER HIDDEN PERSONALITY OF PINES IS IT?

Name: engineer only trains on bnsf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2014

read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man
trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local
and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been
able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors
stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed.
remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they
are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property
basis

Name: JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN LEADMAN
E-mail: Sirkerry@yahoo.com
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2014

10 YEARS PERFECT ATTENDENCE 0 INJURIES TO MYSELF OR ANYONE WORKING THE
SAME SHIFT 8, 10 ,12, 16 HOUR SHIFTS FOR 10 YEARS AND THE COMBINED
EFFORT OF MY BEST FRIEND AND PARTNER JIM H, AND 2 FEMALE JANITORS RACE
NOT INCLUDED, CONSPIRED TO TELL A LIE THAT . THIS IS MY STORY,  AT 10
MINUTES BEFORE THEIR SHIFT STARTED THEY STARTED AN ARGUMENT WHILE I WAS
SITTING AT THE COMPUTER DESK IN THE CAPACITY OF LEADMAN FINISHING THE
TURNOVER WHEN THE PARTY IN QUESTION SAID I SAID I AM GETTING TIRED IF
THIS F____ING CRAP. 10 SECONDS LATER BRITNEY P CALLED FROM THE TOWER
AND ASK WHAT IS ALL THE SCEAMING IS, I REPLIED I GO THROUGH THIS EVERY
DAY , ALL THE VULGER SCREAMS IN THE BACKGROUND WAS RECORDED ON THE
PHONE , I REMAINED ON THE PHONE FOR ANOTHER  2 MINUTES , WHEN I
FINISHED THE TURNOVER I LEFT, NO ONE WAS AROUND THEY ALL LEFT SO I
SHOWERED CLOCKED OUT AND WENT HOME.   THE NEXT DAY THE SO CALLED S GEN
FOREMAN CRISS ANT. INFORMED ME THAT DEBBIE G,  KIM M, AND JIM H CALLED
DOUG FERGUSSON IN NASHVILLE AND FILED A CHARGE AGAINST ME. THIS HAPPENS
TO BE THE ONLY CHARGE, RECORDED, VERBAL, ANYTHING AGAINST ME IN 10
YEARS. THE 3 PERSONS 2 BOSSES AT EVILE, SERVICE CENTER SENIOR SUPPER
FROM NASHVILLE AND THE IBEW ALL WENT ALONG WITH THE LIE THE 3 TOLD THAT
THEY WERE ALL SETTING AT THE COMUPUTER DESK AT 10 TIL THEIR SHIFT
STARTED WHEN I RAN IN THE ROOM WENT INSANE  SCREEMING CURSING AND
THREATNING EVERYONE THEN I RUN OUT AND WENT HOME. I HAVE BEEN FIRED
FOREVER; BECAUSE THE IBEW WOULD NOT GET THE TELEPHONE RECORDING
ALTHOUGH THE COMPANY SAID IT COULD BE USED FOR EVIDENCE , NOW ONE WOULD
PLAY IT AT THE HEARING, THE APPEAL , OR THE ARBITRATION IN WHICH I WAS
CANNED.  DRUGS ,ALCOHOL AND FIGHTING ABBUSE IN WHICH OTHERS GOT THEIR
JOBS BACK MANY TIMES;I AM THE ONLY PERSON TO GET FIRED FOR THEIR FIRST
OFFENCE  OF SAYING A PU PU WORD IN 40 YEARS, NOW THIS CANT HAVE
ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME TURNING CRIS A IN 6 MONTHS EARLIER FOR PADDING
THE OVERTIME PAY TO KIM M. DEBBIE G. AND MARK K. WHO ALSO HAD ILLEGAL
ACCESS TO PRIVATE COMPUTER FILES WHERE HE WAS TRACKING MY HOURS AND MY
W2 AND GOING AROUND TELLING EVERONE HOW MUCH I WAS EARNING , BY THE WAY
ALL THESE PEOPLE WORKED WITH DOUG FU---- AT THE EVILE SERVICE CENTER
BEFORE I WAS AN EMPLOYEE. ALL REPUBLICANS ALL JEALOUS OF SOMEONE THAT
WORKED HARD EVERYDAY. THE 2 WOMEN HAVE YET TO SHOW ON THE COMPUTER THAT
THEY PERFORMED ANYWORK ON LOCOMOTIVES WHICH I DID MOST OF THEIR WORK
WHILE THEY SWEPT OR SLEPT, ANYWAY JANITORS BEET IBEW CAUSE THEY ARE
B___ , AND I ASKED MY OLD BUDDY WHY HE DIDNT STAND BY ME HE REPLIED DO
YOU THINK I WOULD TAKE YOUR SIDE AGAINST TWO B---k WOMEN ARE YOU
CRAZy!!!!!!!  I GUESS I AM THANKS JIM AND YOUR SON BUTTERBAL

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

CODS WALLOP

You left some info out. The trainers at the Redi center have been
telling every class that comes through that they will lose 50% of every
class after they get out in the field. 

Other than lifestyle of the job and lack of quality of life there are a
lot of other reasons why. Even the trainers at the redi center know
whats going on. Why don't they just tell them the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth before they put them through training.
Let them walk away then. Would they lose their grant money if they
walked away from the school?  Good question!

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

Name: WHERE?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

NEW RULES

Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots.
We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does
this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book
dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that
effect. 

Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by
the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of
the notices because they know most employees don't read them because
they are not required to carry them.

ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the
procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is
advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a
test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures
and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before
doing the work to get proper instructions

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 September 2014

New Rules,

   To say you are a Fucking idiot, would be the biggest understatement
of the Century.

Name: railroadjimmy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2014

rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and
you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will
be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be
taken out of your  check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is $250

Name: new rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx
approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all
eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie
a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non
agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces
through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for
walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the
employee.

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2014

NEW RULES

You forgot the most important step of all. Im really surprised!

6: Do not under any circumstances try to operate the switch if it
requires excess effort because it is rusty, dirty and as usual just not
maintained! Your moves must be effortless and should not put any stress
on your back or arms. If you do so and you get injured you will be
fired for being able to file a law suit.
DONT TRY to be a big shot and throw it just because you feel like they
will think you are a wimp! Forget your pride and remember they wrote
the rules!

SAFEWAY RULE GS-18:
IF YOU DISCOVER A SWITCH OR DERAIL THAT REQUIRES AN UNUSAULLY HIGH
LEVEL(WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME!)OF EFFORT TO OPERATE
* DO NOT OPERATE THE SWITCH
* IMMEDIATELY APPLY A SWITCH OR DERAIL BAD ORDER TAG(EVEN IF SUPERVISOR
IS STANDING IN BUSHES WATCHING YOU!)
* REPORT THAT SWITCH OR DERAIL TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY

AGAIN, THEY WROTE THIS RULE AND YOU ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IT!
100% RULE COMPLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Attorney Donald Wheeler Jonz
E-mail: donjonzlaw@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2014

I am an attorney with whom you can consult without legal fees.
Nation-wide coverage. If no recovery for you, no fees will be
charged.Especially interested in cases where employee was fired because
of reporting dangerous work conditions or because the employee insisted
on reporting a work-related injury.

E-mail donjonzlaw@gmail.com
Tel. 904 704-0100.

Name: new rules oct 1st
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check
switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle
firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow
handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to
make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure
switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch
and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a
manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is
securely  and properly lined for movement.

Name: BOO HOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2014

conductor 1-10


BLAH BLAH BLAH... I MEAN SUPERVISOR...... STILL NOT WORKING!



GET READY FOR SLAP IN FACE GLDV CONDUCTORS. SEEMS CARRIER HAS FOUND
LOOP HOLE IN THE AGREEMENT AS FOLLOWS:

IF YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL TO DRAG A TRAIN
IN THAT COULDNT MAKE IT TO YOUR AWAY TERMINAL AND THEN YOU ARE PUT IN A
WAGON TO GO HOME YOU WILL NOT...AGAIN....WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE DH
HOME. THE ENGINEER WILL! IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY HAVE TO BE PAID
ANOTHER TICKET WHETHER THEY GO HOME ON ANOTHER TRAIN OR BY WAGON

SO RUMOR HAS IT THAT ALL CONDUCTORS ARE GOING TO INSIST THEY GO BACK TO
THE HOTEL AND BE PUT FIRST OUT AND AFTER BEING RESTED GO BACK ON TRAIN
OR DH WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PAID. DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY WILL BE
PAID A DH HOME JUST BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL? REALLY? DONT
THINK THEY WILL SAY YOU JUST WAITED AWHILE BEFORE YOU WENT HOME. THAT
WAS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE STILL NOT GETTING PAID FOR DH
BETTER GET A TRAIN AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MONEY. 
OH..BETTER GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES TOO. THERE IS GOING TO BE A WAR
BETWEEN ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! CSX 1---CREWS 0

Name: fatigue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

FRA...

WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... 

RIGHT NOW IT IS  21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO
ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30
TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40
pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE  POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM
STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME
POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT
OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE.  

THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT
ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND
TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A
SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE
DONE.

SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES
JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED!

HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL
HOME!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

To the poster that made a comment that LBT didnt post anything on this
website, you better learn how to read. I didnt read anything that
suggest that she made a post on this csx sucks website, it stated " I
read a post that she wrote" but no where did it say this website. You
need to go back to school to learn how to read !!!!!.

Name: Ret. Eng and Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management
practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with
problems.  In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher
levels, they are still in the 1800’s, when it comes to their treatment
of their employees.  In just a few short years, equipment has evolved
in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam
engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law
Departments have much more control and influence they ever before,
right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to
release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe
when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher
positions with more authority, things will change for the better.  The
entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be
scrapped and replaced with a more competent style. Now, no one is
saying ALL managers are bad, no, not at all. But, When it comes to
business practices, the railroads need to do much better. Upper
management seems to have never figured out, with the new short
operating crews, new equipment, constant rule changes, their train
crews need to be much more productive then in the past. With ANY
company, a happy employee is a productive employee. Good morale is a
must or at least a plus. Just take a close look at other industries
around the world and glean what works best.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

IMPOSTER

GO AWAY SO CALLED FRIEND/ FAMILY(REALLY SUPERVISOR)  AND STOP TRYING SO
HARD TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL CRAP GOING ON. 
EVERY ONE KNOWS THAT LBT DIDNT POST A DAMN THING ON HERE. IF ANYTHING
IS POSTED IN HER NAME ITS FROM A LIAR TRYING TO START ANOTHER ATTENTION
GRABBING BULL SESSION....


DONT FALL FOR IT CREWS.... KEEP THE REAL TOPICS AT HAND OPEN AND IN
FULL DISCUSSION. THEIR ATTEMPTS ARE ONLY GOING TO GET MORE DESPERATE

NOTE FOR RETIRED FRA.... WE HAD DISCUSSION WITH BIG DOGS AND IT WAS
MADE CLEAR IT WAS A SERIOUS FRA VIOLATION TO LEAVE A CREW ON A HAZ.
TRAIN AFTER OUTLAWED TO BABYSIT IT UNTIL A CREW COULD ARRIVE. WAS
INFORMED HOW TO HANDLE IT AND TO MAKE SURE TIME ACTUALLY SITTING ON THE
TRAIN WAS RECORDED AS TIME RELIEVED! NOT SURE YOU CARE ABOUT THIS INFO
BUT MAYBE ITS A SIGN THAT THINGS ARENT SO COZY BETWEEN THE CARRIER AND
THE FRA IF THEY ARE BACKING THE CREWS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

Lol lol lol, that statement is so funny. " Simmer down Robert your wife
is a topic on here".  I  read something she put out the other day
insinuating she is a Christian, LBT you need to look up the description
of a Christian.

Name: alert!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

HEADS UP!!!!


Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about
stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they
cant get any bogus write ups on us. 

Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than
250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them.
SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS
AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR
MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250
FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250
FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY
5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY.

FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER
UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU!


A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR
CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. 
CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT
AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF
WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT
EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND
COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED
THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. 

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY?

Name: not
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

LOCO/SUPERVISOR 30

HANG IT UP... YOU COULDNT GET A HIT ON LBT AND NOW YOUR TRYING TO START
A PINES DISCUSSION... GO BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK.  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN
POSTING ON HERE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS KNOW WHAT YOUR UP TO. ITS THE NEW
COMERS WHO GET FOOLED BY YOUR CRAP. THE TOPICS GETTING A LITTLE HOT FOR
YOU? MAYBE YOU ARE A SUPERVIOR WHOS NAME HAS BEEN POSTED ON HERE IN THE
LAST WEEK. MAYBE YOU ARE ONE OF THEIR LAWYERS? MAYBE YOU ARE A CONDUCTOR
OR ENGINEER MOLE THAT HAS BEEN RECRUITED BY CSX TO COME ON HERE AND TRY
TO START A JERRY SPRINGER WAR SO WE WILL QUIT TALKING ABOUT THE COMPANY
CRAP THATS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. WHO EVER YOU ARE GO BACK UNDER YOUR
ROCK.... UNLESS YOU WANT TO WHISTLEBLOW OR MAYBE POST SOMETHING THE
CREWS AND THE UNION CAN USE FOR THEIR PROTECTION....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2014

NOT !,

Simmer down Robert. Your wife is a big topic on here.

Name: UP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2014

Posted by Fed UP
Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in
testing procedures.
 " measuring  tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to
the
test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me
>>>>>>>>>>

Trust me, this is all about justifying their Jobs. It is a direct
reflection of the Division Mangaer/Supt. If he is on the Trainmastes
ass, then it runs down hill. CSX needs to adopt a better system of
discipline. Even The Union Pacific is more employee friendly than CSX. 
You need to remember, CSX is attempting to run their railroad like the
military. That is still 1800’s management thinking. But, that’s where
their heads are. If I were a CSX operating employee, I would go to work
with a big lunch, figure each  trip is going to be 12 hours plus and
give them 100% rule compliance.  If they want a 50 foot safety stop,
give them 75 feet. The best way to get rid of a bad rule is, comply
with it 100%. I have been told, some Trainmasters instruct conductors
to show ALL work be done, when it’s not, so as to receive their bonos
checks. That’s something that should stopped.

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2014

This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus....         CSX SUCKS
BIG ONES

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2014

Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in
testing procedures.
 " measuring  tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the
test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2014

Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures
coming out.  This company and lost they're freakin mind...  Here is
one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is
one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet
( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot
stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a
measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of
many ....

Name: NOT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2014

NOT FRIEND


FORGET IT SO CALLED FRIEND. WE KNOW YOU ARE  NOT! DONT EVEN TRY DRAWING
EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE TOPICS AT HAND WHICH WOULD BE
UNPROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORS AND CREW CALLER TACTICS.... LBT IS OLD NEWS.
TRY SOMETHING ELSE MR SUPERVISOR.... YOU ALWAYS COME OUT FROM UNDER YOUR
ROCK WHEN THE TOPICS START GETTING TOUCHY AND HOT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2014

Lbt  lbt. Lbt at it again, will she ever stop.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 September 2014

I hear Dave Harris loves his strip clubs ,you mean he has time to play
golf.  These managers that leave and play golf on company time should
be fired.

Name: not worthy
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2014

CHI TOWN



HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAH!  OH MY GOD!  AND GOD SAID LET
SOMEONE COME FORWARD AND EXPOSE THE WOLF AMONGST THE SHEEP FOR WHAT
THEY ARE AND PROTECT THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE MEEK FOR THAY SHALL INHERIT
THE KINGDOM OF THE EARTH...

I THINK WE SHOULD ALL TAKE A VOTE AND NOMINATE YOU AS THE NEW NOMO AND
LET YOU TAKE THE THRONE OF THE NEW JUDGE FOR THE BROWN BANANA AWARDS. I
THINK YOU CAN STAND YOUR GROUND WHEN PINES AND HIS OTHER NUT CRACKS TRY
TO RUN YOU OFF JUST LIKE THEY DID NOMO. 

IN ALL MY YEARS OF READING THIS SITE I DONT THINK I COULD HAVE SAID IT
BETTER ON THE WAY EVERYONE FEELS ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT FROM GEORGIA
STREET ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE YARD.


YOU ARE MY NEW HERO!

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

Hey Friend and Family member.  You are correct.  Avon is filled with a
lot of weed weasel train masters and road foreman.  Avon's been like
this for years. Nomo gave Avon's own Joe Barry the Clarabelle Award so
many times I thought he was going to name it after him. Sad thing is, at
Avon, Joe trains all those that work with him to treat their employees
as poorly as he does.

Need an example of Weed Weasel train masters at Avon that are lazy
pieces of lying shit?  Look at Brian Edwards. He's a prime example. 
While everyone may think Brian Edwards is hard at work on the St. Louis
line, what he's really doing is either hanging out with his suck buddy
at 31 East Georgia Street, Larry Kosner.  If Brian isn't crawling out
from under Larry's desk, he busy hiring women to give him a blow job
from www.backpage.com   Brian's wife might think Brian's out working
all right, working on hiring the next woman to give him a blow job in
his red jeep. But then again why should she complain. She's Larry
Kosner's personal secretary. She's making $60,000.00 a year, and has
her own honey who works with her at 31 East Georgia Street on the side,
and Brian knows it, but he likes the money she brings home even more.

Then there is Lawsin Whitfield.  Red Neck Trailer trash to the core. No
seriously, Lawsin lives in an old travel trailer that he parked at a
Greenwood campground the day he came to town.  Lawsin smiles, play's
dumb, which isn't to hard for him to do, then wants to tell you he is
a bad ass solder and was born with a reverser in his hand. Blow Hard
Lawsin likes telling you how he's got your back, and he's your buddy.
 You can count on him when you screw up.  That's before you turn your
back, and he puts the knife in it as he runs to Joe Barry bragging how
he's just screwed you over.  Lawsin fails to mention how many times he
got in trouble the few times he worked as an engineer, or that his
actual time behind the throttle can be measured in months vs years.

Lets not forget the new Crawfordsville train master. He's a former UTU
local chairman that openly admits he gets his rocks off writing up the
same employees that he half heartedly tried to defend as a UTU local
chairman in Ohio. While this short man likes to walk around with his
chest all puffed out, keep your eye on him, and watch him.  He has a
bad habit of continually reaching down to adjust his junk, or he just
likes to play with himself.  I don't think I've seen him go 5 minutes
without reaching down with one hand or another to see if his junk is
still there and play with it.

On a final note, lets not forget Stuttering Dave Tinsley. The local
chairmen openly laugh about Stuttering Dave. When Dave lies, he
stutters and his eyes start darting all over the room . Have Stuttering
Dave in a hearing testifying against you, rest assured, if your local
chairman is worth his salt, he knows he can nail Stuttering Dave the
moment his lips start moving, and his stuttering starts.  Have your
local chairman put the full press on him, and Stuttering Dave's
stuttering not only gets worse, but so does his ability to testify
against you because he can't keep track of his lies.

SO FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, WE ALL KNOW THAT AVON HAS SOME SERIOUS
PROBLEMS WITHIN THEIR TRAIN MASTER RANKS, BEGINNING WITH THEIR FEARLESS
LEADER DAVID HARRIS, when he's not on the golf course.  IM JUST
CURRIOUS, WHICH IDIOT ARE YOU REFERING TO WHEN YOU SAY WEED WEASLE,
BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM AT AVON.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2014

A comment to the post about a trainmaster that is a weasel. I think i
know who it may be,because the trainmaster and superindendant work
together for years and are very good friends. They worked in
chicago,alabama, and indiana. I have heard things about them before.

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

CMC MANAGER

WE suggest you get out of your seat and office and start paying more
attention to your crew dispatchers. One of your callers on second shift
put two, not one, but two employees on hold for 45 minutes. These
employees had vital information that could have filled a vacancy that
would have moved a train 45 minutes earlier from its terminal. One of
these employees had been called earlier to be asked to work other
vacancies and when contacted told the caller that they didn't want to
work anything but their pool they were assigned to. According to the
employee the caller had a bad attitude and hung up on them. When it
came time to run the rosters for a vacancy of his pool, they called his
house for exactly 3 seconds. They made no attempt to leave a message or
contact this employee even though he had made it clear he would work
that pool. Several of us listened to the recording of the 3 second call
and we all know what happened is true. In the meantime the second
employee who was on hold knew the other employee was trying to get
through and was trying to help get the job filled. After being on 2
telephones at once for 45 minutes as well this employee got ahold of a
supervisor at the yard and told them what was going on. He was told how
long both employees had been on hold and if he wanted to get his train
out of the yard on time he better get ahold of a manager and tell the
caller to answer the phone. This supervisor did make contact with
someone in crew management and they instructed them to put the
volunteer on the job and get the train ordered. Did they do as
instructed? NO! Did they take the volunteers call? NO! At this time
there was absolutely no one available to work the train because of
severe manpower shortage. There was even a notation put in the
mainframe on lineups that it was the end of all decisions to fill the
job after trying to fill it for 30 minutes. This wouldn't have been a
problem if they had just bothered to answer the phone. The phone calls
have been saved and proof of all times the employees were on hold has
been viewed by a supervisor. We know the callers have caller ID. I
would hate to think they deliberately refused to answer the volunteers
call because he wouldn't accommodate them earlier and refused to work
the other jobs they called him for. We are not sure why they refused to
answer the other employees call. Maybe because they knew they were the
other employee who would also be on the job and thought maybe they
might tell them the other employee wanted to work and they couldn't
refuse him because there was no one else? The only reason the job got
filled right after the yard supervisor made his call is because an
employee called in to mark up from being off and asked the caller how
long it would be before he was called and they told him right away if
he wanted to take the vacancy. If that employee hadnt called right at
that moment who knows what would have happened. Who knows how much
longer the train would have been delayed just because they refused to
answer the phone! Mr. crew manager, if you think for one moment that
your callers are not rude or they don't play games then think again.
If you think they don't show favorites, think again! If you don't
think there is a pattern of who gets PB days while others can never get
any think again! Pretty soon the straw that broke the camels back just
might be hanging on yours if you don't start paying more attention to
your subordinates! 45 minutes on hold!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHEN YOU
GET HOME I WANT YOU TO SIT IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND HOLD A PHONE TO YOUR
EAR FOR 45 MINUTES. YOU THINK THAT DOESNT SOUND VERY LONG!  JUST SIT IN
YOUR CHAIR WITH 2 PHONES TO YOUR EARS FOR 45 MINUTES AND SEE JUST HOW
LONG IT IS. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND DEFINATELY POOR BUSINESS
PRACTICES! IF THERE WASNT A FIRE IN THE BUILDING OR A TORNADO OR
HURRICANE EVACUATION THEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PHONES NOT TO BE
ANSWERED FOR 45 MINUTES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2014

to the post below, nothing surprises me today there's always a rat in
every corner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 September 2014

Big 4 yard,

Be aware there is a trainmaster in Avon that is a weasel,can't say who
but he spills the beans on other employees to Dave Harris and turns
around and acts like he is you friend.

Name: Brake Stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2014

I can tell you one thing that's not sterile is the toilets on most of
the locomotives.  Nothing like workin on a Poo-Choo Train!

Name: Down with the sickness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2014

Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations  ? Positive or
negative ?? Thanks.....          CSX TRULY SUCKS.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2014

Hallelujah!!!! Sterile cab is here. Things will immediately improve i'm
sure.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2014

3 short days to sterile cab. the anticipation is killing me.

Name: health alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2014

HEALTH ALERT

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S
OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE
ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH
RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE
TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE.

WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON
THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN
URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE
CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU
PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR
PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE
HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY
YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF
YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO
YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I
REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON
PLASTIC BAGS. 
RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR
REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW
ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES
CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF
YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY
FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES.
IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2014

The superintendant should clean up the toliets,they give out shit ,they
should clean it. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2014

Engineer:

File a written complaint with your senator and house representative.
That is the only thing that will get FRA off it's ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2014

Worked for ns when the orange bags were used.....now working for the
mighty csx...from the way the so called toilets are maintained it makes
me wish for the orange bag days....nothing like smelling week old turds
for 12 plus hours....can't think of anything more gross than that....

Name: SP-Eng.-
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2014

I was told that CSX hired many of the former NS management people. Is
this just a rumor? If it is in fact true, it’s no wonder there are so
many labor problems. Back in the 1980’s NS had to be forced to buy
toilets for their locomotives. At that time, they gave the train crews
a bag to crap in, then toss it out the window. It got so bad that local
farmers, and others, were bitching so much, NS was forced to buy
toilets.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2014

Anonymous:

No employee has the authority to verbally give you permission to take
or borrow anything that is railroad property. Proper protocol must be
followed, with paper documentation provided by the appropriate railroad
representative.

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2014

Apparently, receiving anything from CSX is a crime. I remain anonymous
because I don't want CSX knocking my block off.

I collect C&S stuff and had permission to get some stuff. I can't say
locations. The matter went down the shitter quit.
I got to "choose" my equipment. I brought home something "new" to
borrow (signal)for a train show and yet again, I guess that's not
acceptable. Being young-but an adult, I didn't think anything would
happen.

CSX shit down my neck. The long story short, CSX special agents got
ahold of me on my cell from Jacksonville and wrung my neck. Threatening
to "arrest" me for it. I had no intentions whatsoever to make a scene
so I listened. Most old heads would probably shoot me. JW, the VP of
engineering wants me hung up to dry, They suspended the manager I
believe and wanted to charge me for what was considered "stolen
government property". The matter was left to bake in the sun. I
didn't want to push my luck...

My uncles are employees and they had no comments lol.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2014

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj.
Pass it on

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2014

Sounds like there are a lot of wothless people working for CSX. First of
all i only see through reading these post that the men and women working
for this company, are only concern about one thing, and that is
who,where are they going to get their next piece of ass!!!!!!,strip
clubs,drinking,ect!!!!.

This company only promotes the trouble makers and do nothing with the
ones that accually do what their are suppose to.

Name: burned out
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2014

SP

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!! Moral at an all time low and falling, lowest
paying class 1 RR in the country, Nazi southern ruling tactics(rule
with fear and intimidation)claims to be in a class of their own,and
refuses to sdopt GCORE rules that everyone else has used for years!
Funny though how they are slowly adopting the same rules as another rr
and shadowing them under different names. Funny how they just cant beat
anyone else for top safety no matter how much money and publicity they
throw out to the public. Funny how they have the all time turn over
rate of employees. Yeap, keep stuffing those white collar board members
pockets and whip and beat the real backbone of the railroad in the
trenches. What goes around comes around.... Karma is a bitch!

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

“"Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company
grow””


That’s a strange statement. As a CSX Officer, think about it a little.
I don’t see a UPRR Sucks, I don’t see a BNSF or even a NS scuk.com. on
the internet. rMaybe, just mabe some at CSX should take a close look at
themselfs. We all bitched a lot at the SP and even more at the UP, but
we didn’t  have the feelings many of your employees seem to have. Just
a though from a retired SP Eng and X-Company Officer..

Name: Jacksonville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow
..

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2014

LOCO 10-20


First lets correct your comment. The UP has had cab red zone for years.
CSX is just adopting the same procedure but calling it sterile cab to
tie it into the military process. Everything they do is geared towards
a paramilitary look to appeal to military men and women in hopes of
recruiting them to their railroad. Looks good in the investors eyes and
on the front page of the employee gateway.

The UP cab red zone rule DOES NOT ALLOW THE ENGINEER  to be on the
radio nor talk to employees in charge of work authorities when running
on approaches and more restrictive signals. In fact their engineers
never talk to the employees of work authorities. They expect their
engineers to be fully focused on running the train fulfilling their
responsibilities. With extra computer screens now stuck in their
faces(trip optimizer, smart track and soon PTC) they wont be able to
focus any time to the other side of the cab. That's why the UP is
against any one man crews. 

If the newscasters are correct about it being single track, the
question is why where they on the same track heading in different
directions, No one had said whether they were running under TWC or CTC.
All I can say is if there are two trains running on the same track
heading straight towards each other, there had to be a very serious
lack of communication between someone or faulty signal displays. This
is tragic as hell!  I just hope to god they DONT try and pin all of it
on the surviving crew. Their lives are going to be a living hell for
them for a long time. I hope they come out of this ok and not crippled
or mentally ill for the rest of their lives. 

Everyone should say a prayer for them. Even if they were not CSX crew
members, they are in the same brotherhoods(UTU/BLET) and we should not
forget one our own has fallen! Their working conditions may not be that
different than ours!

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2014

ALL CREWS GREAT LAKES


PRINT OUT YOUR TIME TICKETS BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY JOB YOU ARE ASSIGNED.

SOME OF THE GREAT LAKES CHIEFS ARE PLAYING GAMES AND DELIBERATELY
VIOLATING THE ETHICS POLICY AND THE UNION AGREEMENTS(NOTHING NEW)

POOLS CREWS ARE BEING ASKED TO RECREW TRAINS OUTSIDE THE TERMINALS AND
OFFERED RECREW TICKETS FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRAIN. THESE JOBS ARE NOT J
JOBS THAT ARE CONSIDERED DOG CATCHING JOBS. WHEN THE TRAINMASTER ASK
YOU IF YOU WANT TO DRAG A TRAIN IN AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A TICKET AS A
RECREW FOR THAT JOB, MAKE SURE THE TICKET IS NOT GIVEN A "J" JOB
SYMBOL. YOU SHOULD SEE THE JOB SYMBOL SUCH AS...Q12314R

IF YOU ARE GIVEN THIS TICKET, AGAIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COPY. SOME OF
THE CHIEFS HAVE BEEN CHANGING THE TICKETS TO J JOBS SYMBOLS AFTER THE
CREWS ARE ALREADY ON THE TRAIN AND PERFORMING SERVICE. WHEN YOU BRING
THE TRAIN IN THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE MORE WORK TO DO THAN YOU
WERE TOLD AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THE WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE A J
JOB-DOG CATCHER. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL HAVE COPY OF ORIGINAL TICKET
AND COPY OF THEIR ILLEGAL CHANGE. FILE CHARGES WITH THE ETHIC COMMITTEE
AND GIVE BOTH COPIES TO YOUR LC. ALSO FORWARD COPIES TO THE FRA HOURS
OF SERVICE DIRECTOR. AFTER LONG TRIPS AND YOU ARE TIRED AND HAVE BEEN
TOLD THAT YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO PERFORM SERVICE FOR ONE MORE TRAIN THE
FRA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO AND FORCED TO DO MORE THAN
YOU WERE TOLD BY MANAGEMENT.

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT SOME MANAGERS HAVE BEEN MAKING COMMENTS
THAT IF YOU ARE A J JOB THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY PLEASE WITH YOU AND YOU
NOW BELONG TO THEM. IF YOU HEAR THESE COMMENTS MADE YOU NEED TO FILE
ETHIC CHARGES AGAINST THESE MANAGERS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DO SO! IF
THERE ARE MORE WITNESSES MAKE SURE YOU LET THE ETHICS COMMITTEE KNOW
WHO ELSE WAS PRESENT. ABUSE OF CREWS IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF THE
ETHICS RULES SET FORTH BY MICHAEL WARD. DO NOT LET THIS GO UNREPORTED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2014

Christopher Aadnesen has no management skills and his biggest claim to
fame is shutting down the Mexican Mafia on the railroads. Last I
remember we're running a company not a swat team. Please do your job
and stop judging people!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2014

The B&O GP7's and GP9's had a rope, pulley and handle hanging down on
the fireman's side to blow the horn. If you spent a lot of time with
the long nose forward the brakeman or conductor would blow for the
crossings.
  Funny, All I've heard for years is to communicate between the
conductor and engineer especially when running under an Approach
signal. I spent a lot of years keeping engineers awake. Everybody zones
out now and then because of our schedule, (or lack of).

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

Notice 
8/14/14 Nice post

I have seen an Engineer with a Whistle, Brake, Radio, and a dumbass on
the left, all at the same time. The problem stems from where in the cab
the stuff is. In my day it was all on the Engineers side. That is a
UNION problem, that has been adressed in most cases. The left side was
so far from the Radio, the cord would no reach. No speedo on the left,
no Radio on the left ,no whistle, no nothing. The C&EI was the only RR
that I ever saw that put the whistle for all the crew. Simple but not
cost effective I guess. It worked so well, Fireman blows or the
Brakeman blows or the Engineer blows. Every crossing got it right every
time.

Name: notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2014

SP Engineer

Csx is calling it sterile cab. It is the same exact rule the UP RR has
been using for years. They call their rule cab red zone. However the UP
rule is twice as safe and makes twice as much sense. They don't allow
the engineer to be on the radio and do not allow him to call signals or
talk to the employee in charge of work authorities. They expect the
engineer to be fully focused on running the train and paying full
attention to his job. Another reason for having a 2 man crew. Im sure
your yellow tag rule is the same concept that the UP has been using for
years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2014

To the post below' you are very lucky that you had someone on your
side. The majority of men will and do not rat on each other. The reason
is because they do not want to draw attention to what they are doing,
they want it to be hush hush,it is like a code of honor.

Like another post below has mention,  it is like a kid in a candy store
if someone is going to dangle candy in front of them they will eat it. 


How gross with all the diseases going around. I agree you want to play
than when you get caught you have to pay, and pay dearly for some.

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2014

Have any or all of you in the CSX Operating Dept. received the new
“Yellow Gag Order?” Something to do with, after going by a yellow
signal, there is to be no conversation in the cab. Maybe some here can
elaborte more on it.

Name: Backstabbers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2014

To the comment below about " men not ratting eachother out". You
couldnt be more wrong.  A co worker informed  me about my boyfriends 
nasty bitchess he was embarrassed to admit he fucked.   Funny thing is
not only was he fucking her...but there are at least seven othes i can
say with absolute certainly fucked it..  And her friend is no
better....not only is she fucking around..but her husband works for 
the railroad too. Its a nasty circle of slobs passing seconds around .
As a matter of fact there is an employee fucking these  women now....
Hes got wife and kids and ect.  Risking  everything for an alcoholic
tramp or  the fat and ugly piece of ass that one everyone you work with
has had one time or another..... Not smart.   You all rat eachother out
like a bunch of children. I know at least 3 divorces that have happened
over this kind of stuff.... You deserve what is eventually going to
happen when wife finds out.....  Believe me eventually it comes
out....bunch of back stabbers who cant wait to tell on one another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2014

I thought  avon yard had no problems,  since Dave Harris is running the
ship. L.O.L..

Name: watch group
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2014

FRA FATIGUE/LOCAL CHAIRMAN(UTU& BLET)

Avon yard is at it again. Had a train scheduled to run at 2:45 am. The
scheduled time changed so many times it was hard to keep count. It now
is scheduled to run late this afternoon. 
The poor sap who is sitting first out on the board to protect this
train is probably sitting in their home once again locked in because
they have no idea when this train is really going to run. Who is to say
that they wont change their minds and run it early. 

OK LC! What are the unions doing about this? Both union members are
affected by this kind of unprofessional business tactic. Seems maybe
the company is deliberately trying to make sure they have employees
glued to their phones. How could they not know where these trains are
and when they are out on the rails and running? No way in hell they
cant keep tract of them! They shouldn't be posted until they are up
and running!

You better get something done about this!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2014

Hey Fed Up. I'm sure there are a lot more people at CSX that step out
on their spouse besides lbt. Those people are not mentioned on here
because they do it on their own time and none of us know nor care. The
problem with LBT is that she makes sure EVERYONE around her at work
knows exactly what she is doing and with who. She thrives on the sick
negative attention. She wastes more company time on her personal
indiscretions than anyone I've ever seen. She is highly disruptive to
the workplace. And for those who see through her and choose not to
engage her --- watch out. She tears you down behind your back like no
tomorrow. Again wasting company time. THAT, FED UP, is why she is all
over this site.

Name: mad shitter
E-mail: Todd novak .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

Collinwood  ass hole Todd Novak  shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

ALL CREW CALLERS!!!

ARICLE 36 OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT:
WHEN THE DESIGNATED EXTRA BOARD IS EXHAUSTED, ENGINEER VACANCIES IN
FREIGHT AND YARD SERVICE WILL BE PROTECTED IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE

1: OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE
WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT
PROVIDES OTHERWISE.

2: THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST (ASL) MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS
AGREEMENT.

3: AVAILABLE DEMOTED ENGINEERS (SENIOR TO JUNIOR AT THE SUPPLY POINT),

4: RESTED AND QUALIFIED ENGINEERS WORKING AT THE SUPPLY POINT WHO ARE
NOT ON THEIR REST DAYS WILL BE CALLED IN INVERSE SENIORITY ORDER AND
THE FIRST ENGINEER CONTACTED MUST ACCEPT THE CALL.

5: REPEAT STEPS (1) THROUGH (4) AT THE NEAREST EXTRA BOARD OR SUPPLY
POINT, VIA THE HIGHWAY MILES IN THE SAME ZONE.

WHERE IN HERE DOES IT SAY THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOW IN A RECREW
JOB FOR A LOCAL YOU CANT FILL TO A ROAD POOLS LINE UP OF TRAINS? WE
DONT SEE THAT IN OUR AGREEMENT ANYWHERE. THE AGREEMENT DOES SAY THAT
THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH PEOPLE HIRED TO KEEP THE EXTRA BOARDS
SUPPLIED WITH ENOUGH EMPLOYEES TO COVER THESE SITUATIONS. THIS IS NOT
BEING DONE.

THAT IS THE REASON WHEN YOU DID THAT TODAY YOU MADE IT DISAPPEAR FROM
THE POOLS TRAIN LINE UP ON THE COMPUTER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. YOU
REALIZED THE ROAD CREW YOU WERE CALLING WASNT GOING TO CALL YOU BACK. 
THE CREW USED THE IVR TO CHECK THEIR SCHEDULED TRAIN LINE UP 15 MINUTES
EARLIER AND IT WASNT LISTED! THAT TOO IS COVERED UNDER ARTICLE
36(QUESTION AND ANSWER #6) THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION IN MISCALLING THE
CREW SO YOU HAD NO OTHER CHOICE.
WE DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BRILLIANT MOVE IF THE
CREW HAD BEEN LOGGED ON TO THE MAINFRAME AND WAS CHECKING THEIR TRAIN
LINE UP. TRYING TO TRICK THE CREW INTO CALLING YOU BACK BY INSERTING
THE JOB INTO THEIR TRAIN LINE UP WHILE YOU WERE CALLING THEM WAS
UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNETHICAL. CALLING THE JOB 3 TIMES BEFORE HAND AND
LEAVING MESSAGES THAT YOUR RUNNING THE ROSTER FOR A LOCAL RECREW AND
CALL IF YOU CAN WORK WASNT SO BRIGHT. FUNNY HOW KARMA WORKS. DID YOU
REALLY THINK WHEN YOU CALLED AND LEFT YOUR USUAL BOGUS MESSAGE THAT
"THIS IS YOUR CALL FOR WORK" THAT IT WAS REALLY GOING TO FLY? THE
CREW HAD JUST CHECKED THEIR LINE UP ON THE IVR! WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
SIT UP ALL DAY AND NIGHT WATCHING OUR COMPUTERS AT HOME. ALL INFO IS
SUPPOSED TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE IVR. THAT SO CALLED SCHEDULED TRAIN YOU
TRIED TO SNEAK IN THERE WAS NOT LISTED ON THAT POOLS TRAIN LINE UP. THE
CREW KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO. 

WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE CREW MANAGERS BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECKS TO FILL
THE JOBS AT ALL COST, BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED YOUR JOB THAT BAD? BAD
ENOUGH THAT YOUR WILLING TO MANIPULATE AND SCHEME FOR THEM JUST TO FILL
A VACANCY? IF SO, THEN IM SORRY THAT YOUR STUCK IN THIS POSITION AND I
HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING BETTER SOON.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

What's the matter, are you upset because we keep bringing up your
girlfriend or ex-girlfriends reputation?. Get it straight,just because
we talk about another issue doesn't mean that we don't give 2 shits
about our job. I doubt very much that you know anything about the new
contracts coming up, unless you are high in management.

Name: Fed-up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave
your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that
this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this
railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts
for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to
come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the
first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL.  ....
IDIOTS !!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2014

LBT does have a sick need for male attention. I have to say she is an
expert at being manipulative.She sizes up a man right away and gets to
know his vulnerabilities than she will sweep in with which ever tactic
she need to use.She needs to fill powerful because of her lack of her
own self-esteem.

I agree she is an embarrassment to all women,and she is not liked very
well.

The only kind of men that fall for her ,is the men that lack in
self-esteem also. A good man would never except her advances. She
always has a motive for what ever she does. I bet her ex-lovers feel
like a stupid fool.

kudos to her husband is in stupid or just another victim (which would
really be hard to believe).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2014

LBT gets so much attention because she seeks it out and demands it. She
does anything she can to feed her sick need for Male attention. But
speaking as a woman with 26 years experience I can say she is an
embarrassment for all women at csx. She gives us all a bad name. I
believe most men agree. All men I know here are not at all impressed
with her blatant and demented sexual behavior. It is a small percentage
of men who fall for her overtly desperate advances. It's so easy for
people see right through her completely phony personality. Everyone I
know who's ever worked with her think she is a joke. Let her be. Karma
has a way with catching up in the end.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2014

To the post below, you are exactly right men do not talk or rat on each
other. Men will not rat on another because if that was to happen the
situation would just get bad. Men keep their mouth shut and do not want
to stir the pot in any way. I also agree that men threaten other men to
keep their mouth shut. These cheating men and women love to play
games,but dont have the balls to be honest with their spouses. If you
want to fu-- other people come clean. The problem with affairs they
never last, look at the statistics very high. Most of the spouses are
oblivious to what is going on in their relationship. Hell these women
and men go to fuctions that is not mandatory,they go to party and find
others to have a one night stand.
Connor getting a divorce not sure what it has to do with,I hope there
was no cheating involved. It is always a little sad to see a couple
split when they have been together so long.

Name: loyal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2014

Mature

Wishful thinking but hang it up. Its a code of honor. Just like with
cops. Never rat on another cop in uniform. The men aint doing it. As
for cheaters, it goes as high as the division managers and up. Try
looking at the gldv. Look whos getting divorced now and why. Showing up
with blondes half your age at company functions is a pretty good sign as
to why its happening. What you women call the double standard is still
running rampant and always will. The women will just have to deal with
it!

Name: mature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2014

Other


First, I did not say that women are afraid to work with men. Read my
post again. I said women do not want to work with men who think their
purpose for picking the position is to use a man at work or be treated
like they don't belong there because of the old boy network that is
still alive and kicking in the railroad business. 

Second, you are dead wrong on the ratio of women to men in this field.
Do your research. 

As for LBT you obviously didn't understand one point of my post. Her
name has been brought up on this site for so long and so many times no
one could even keep count of it anymore. Its been a waste of time. She
still works and still does as she pleases and all it does is continue
to bring attention to yet another woman but I see no one coming on here
and fronting out any of their buddies they share hotels with and know
what the hell they do every time they are out of town. I haven't seen
one post about the skirt chasing supervisors on here for a long time
either. Every time a post was put on here exposing the men and their
strip club trips while supposedly being on duty, people were threatened
and told to mind their own business. I even recall a threat made of
retaliation. I know more than you could possibly even image about
females in the rr workplace and the pressure they go through working in
a job that has the reputation of being a job filled with filth, alcohol,
drunks, and slobs. A women in the field has it harder because most men
cant understand why a women would want the job unless they have a
promiscuous agenda or they are looking for a law suit. FACT NOT
FICTION. I have heard it and seen the treatment in action. 
Now put your thinking cap on and maybe you might be able to figure out
why constantly bringing this women to the website and stirring up her
crap isn't helping the legitimate women in the workplace!

So, where are the 20 women going too?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2014

In a answer to your post.First of all I said at no time that it is only
women that cheat. You mention in your post that men are cheating on
their wives when they get away from their ternimals. I only wish their
wives would do some investagating and when they are caught take them to
the cleaners. These men when they get to their meetings, and away from
their wives they are on the prowl,and forget they are even married or
don't care.

You also stated that csx doesn't expect the women to be out in the
elements, if that were true there would not be any female
conductors,engineers,ect so you are wrong. The ratio to men can
increase and are increasing everyday with the female force.

The comment about women doesn't want to work with men is ridiclous, it
happens in every profession,women are not afaid to work with men

Another thing maybe you are one of those men that was close to LBT, and
that is why you got upset when her name was mentioned.

Name: mature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2014

Friend, family less than year.


First, what department are these so called women supposed to be hired
in?
Second, why do you even have to think there might be one who has no
morals or values like LBT? If it was 20 men would you be making a
comment about the possibility there might be more men coming who cheat
on their wives and maybe keep a mistress at the other end?  I DONT
THINK SO! Your comments are made to stir the pot on this site and
continue the gender discrimination in csx. Wouldn't happen to be part
of the old boys network would you?
Connors getting a divorce?  Fact or fiction? More pot stirring? If he
really is then it just goes to show that being a so called god fearing
Southern Baptist didn't help protect him from the wrath of the company
man! But then some of the choices he has made hasn't exactly been those
of a good Baptist soldier! Wolf in sheeps clothing maybe?

Do a little serious research. Take a good look at the ratio of women to
men out in the field. There is about 1 women to every 100 men who work
in the field. A lot has to do with the job and the elements. It takes a
certain type of person to work in 110 degree heat and 40 below wind
chills in sleeting rain and frozen ice. The job doesn't allow for a
woman with a family to be out there unless her husband wants to be the
stay at home mom! The company doesn't expect women to be in this line
of work. They revealed that fact with the design of their terminal
buildings. If they expected more women in the future they wouldn't
have designed the building with the womens facilities only have 1
shower and 2 toilets. They would have more than 25 lockers. The mens
rooms are designed with hundreds! Rumor has it that csx is looking into
the reasons women don't apply for the job and are brainstorming ways to
attract them. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! No woman wants to work where she
knows there will be hundreds of men to deal with that either think you
are there for a discrimination lawsuit, looking for a man with money or
are just going to be trouble under their feet and should be home in the
kitchen anyway! 

Time to get off the LBT crap! One woman with a mental problem isn't
near as bad as the amount of men sleeping around on their wives at
their away terminals. IT GOES ON EVERY SINGLE DAY! Come back on here
when you can be fair with your suggestions and post a few names of wife
cheaters too. Lets make the gender bashing fair here! No one approves of
her behavior except the men who are sleeping with her. But she is just
one woman and there are hundreds or men who work for csx that are out
there doing the same thing every day. Yeap...real attractive job to the
female gender!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2014

I hear that the great lake is having 4 women coming soon. I agree with
the post below ,are they gong to be another LBT.

Name: gotyournumber
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2014

CMC

HEY CMC BROAD.....THE ONE WHO CALLS THE CREWS AND GIVES THEM 2 TOTALLY
DIFFERENT STORIES ABOUT THE JOB THEY ARE BEING CALLED FOR.
YEAH..YOU....THE ONE WHO THINKS SHES CUTE AND SCREWING WITH US....YOU
KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU JUST KEEP PLAYING YOUR STUPID GAMES AND SEE HOW
IT FEELS WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH CONDUCT UNBECOMING AND DELAYING
TRAINS. YOU CREATE UNECCASSARY DELAYS WHEN WE HAVE TO CALL THE
DISPATCHER OR CHIEF BACK TO GET THE PROPER DETAILS ON WHAT OUR JOB
REALLY IS. YOU ARE CAUSING INTERRUPTIONS IN THE DISPATCHING CENTER AS
WELL. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ONLY A RETARD WOULDNT BE ABLE TO
FIGURE OUT THAT THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL A JOB CAN BE DONE IN 2
DIFFERENT PLACED OR WITH 2 TOTALLY DIFFERENT PROCEDURES. ARE YOU TOO
STUPID TO FIGURE THIS OUT. I DONT THINK SO. YOU THINK YOUR CUTE.
OH.....NEXT TIME YOU CALL A POOL CREW MEMBER AT THEIR HOUSE AND LEAVE A
BULLSHIT BOGUS MESSAGES LIKE...."CSX CALLING, ITS YOUR CALL FOR WORK
FOR YOUR TRAIN" WHEN YOU ARE REALLY RUNNING A ROSTER AND YOUR JUST
TRYING TO TRICK SOMEONE INTO CALLING BACK TO TRAP THEM INTO TAKING A
CRAPPY PUD JOB, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED WITH ETHICS VIOLATIONS FOR
THAT TOO! I SUPPOSE YOU DONT KNOW THATS LYING RIGHT? I CALL IT PURE
DECEPTION!  IM JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL ME BACK IN 2 MINUTES(LIKE
YOU BEEN DOING TO OTHER PEOPLE) AND THREATEN TO MISS CALL ME IF I DONT
CALL BACK RIGHT AWAY. GOT NEWS FOR YOU...WE GOT 10 MINUTES TO CALL BACK
AND YOU BETTER BE THERE WAITING WITH BELLS ON YOUR TOES TO ANSWER. IF
YOU DONT THEN THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHARGE CALLED IN ON YOU. 
HEY...OTHER CREWCALLERS...YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS AND WHAT SHES DOING. SHE
IS GOING TO BRING THE HEAT DOWN ON ALL OF YOU. GOING TO BE ALOT OF
ATTENTION BROUGHT TO YOUR DEPARTMENT... YOU BETTER REIGN HER IN!

THANKYOU TO THE CREWCALLERS WHO ARE HONEST AND DECENT AND TELL US YOUR
RUNNING A ROSTER LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER AND DONT LEAVE THREATS. WE
KNOW YOUR VOICES. WE KNOW WHO CALLS US OUT WITH PROPER INFO AND ISNT
TOO LAZY TO GET FACTS BEFORE CALLING THE CREWS. WE APPLAUD YOU AND WILL
RETURN YOUR CALLS BEFORE ANYONE ELSES! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Name: Qs9
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2014

I think we need a utu sucks website now

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2014

<<<No one
sold out, UTU didn't vote on the brakeman, the BLE didn't voet on
the
fireman,  it was mandated. >>>>>

Going back to the mid 1960’s, some here my remember, the State of
Calfiornia even had a propsition on the ballot where the public voted
on keeping the Fireman’s job. Naturally, they voted to thrown him under
the train.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2014

I hear that csx is going to hire 20 more women,maybe there will be more
LBT'S.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2014

I was shocked when i heard that connor is getting a divorce. I guess it
happens to the best of us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2014

The previous comment and RRJ on another section have to understand that
losing the fireman, flagman, head brakeman, yard engineer, and road
conductor was going to happen,we strike, cooling off period,
presidential emergency board and they were (will be ) gone.  No one
sold out, UTU didn't vote on the brakeman, the BLE didn't voet on the
fireman,  it was mandated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2014

Sorry SP-Engineer.
1985 was not the beginning it goes way back, to the diesel. RR had
Firemen on them from the 30's until the late 70's. That is a lot of
riders, sitting and learning the road from an expert. Some it was a few
years, and some many years. The BLE was the first worthless union to say
heck yes we do not need a Fireman, and they were correct. And they got a
few bucks, and started to let the brakeman run at times. I will never
forget a breakfast meeting between and Engineer and the BLE local
chairman. It was classic (we insist that you stop letting the Brakeman
RUN he is on the radio, and everyone know's). If you look thru this
you can see why this was happening. The young Brakeman was learning
from every Engineer. A good old head Brakeman could retrain an older
slow engineer. Most refused, but a few continued to get much better
with a little HELP. I know one night this comment was made (let me run
or I am going to sleep).Long Pause,,, well shit who cares.
____________________________________________________________________ 





Name: SP-Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2014

This all started in 1985 when James Harden, UTU, went out and settled
a
contract in front, before, the BLE did. The BLE always settled first,
and always got a better deal, for everyone. In 1985, Harden gave away
the farm. It’s been almost 30 years, and the rail unions have never
recovered from the 1985 agreement.... the UTU agreed to. If you want
to
belong to a bus driver’s union, then stay with the UTU. In many ways,
the BLE is not much better, but it is better. I have found, with the
BLE, your representation really depends on good your local chairman
is.
In the Los Angeles Division, we had the best in Bill (DW) Hannah.

Name: SP-Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2014

This all started in 1985 when James Harden, UTU, went out and settled a
contract in front, before, the BLE did. The BLE always settled first,
and always got a better deal, for everyone. In 1985, Harden gave away
the farm. It’s been almost 30 years, and the rail unions have never
recovered from the 1985 agreement.... the UTU agreed to. If you want to
belong to a bus driver’s union, then stay with the UTU. In many ways,
the BLE is not much better, but it is better. I have found, with the
BLE, your representation really depends on good your local chairman is.
In the Los Angeles Division, we had the best in Bill (DW) Hannah.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2014

This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the
river!  His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers
mouths.  Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good
deal in the end.  Have you noticed that since letting them bring in
remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man
jobs?  Good deal ???  Say what you want about the BLET.  If this gets
passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is
willing to just hand it all over?  If I were a conductor and concerned
about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU.

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1

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

If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a
little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007
article 2.  It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their
hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves
and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here
or any other railroad forum.

Name: Retired Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2014

The Division Manager has final say on any dicipline. He can be stricter
of more leinent than other divisions. The only company wide
coordination of dicipline I can remember was during the Conrail
takeover we were vert lienent on dicipline and let the unions know it.
Even with that it was still a F(*K up.

Name: SP-Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2014

As a former Operating Dept. (Southern Pacific/Union Pacific) employee
for 30 years, I was  told many times, the lower level (Trainmasters/
Road-foreman)  attitude toward the operating personal was a direct
reflection of the Division Superintendent’s policy. I have always
thought that must be the case, because, the discipline and harassment
would very from division to division, even terminal to terminal. I
would be interested in Cash Cow’s opinion and also Ms. JoAnn’s. Does it
actually go higher, says the VP of Operations? Or, do you agree, it
starts at the division level. Now I know, personal injuries are the
kiss of death to officers on the railroad, even division level. ALL
railroads are strict, and they must be. We always said, Southern
Pacific was like Mother Teresa compared to the Union Pacific. But, it
would seem that Union Pacific doesn’t even hold a candle to the CSXT.
From what I surmise about 90% for the operating employees cant stand
the CSXT. Someone working on a PhD in business management should do a
theses on railroad management styles. Maybe it has been done.

Name: LadyJo
E-mail: joannbrooks2014
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2014

Fellow CSX Family,

I worked for CSX over 30 years and my last position was in the
Jacksonville Human Resources Department.  My union position was to help
the SPG and Maintenance of Way employees with personnel records and
anything necessary to make their positions in the field easier.  Right
now I am in a fierce battle in the United States Supreme Court and
Florida Court of Appeals against CSX.  I am asking for your financial
support to help me to represent, not only myself, but many on this
site.  So much injustice has been swept under the rug and payoffs taken
until it needs to be exposed and REAL change MUST happen!   Please visit
my Link:

       www.gofundme.com/joannbrooks2014

PLEASE SUPPORT ME  AND PASS THIS INFORMATATION ALONG.   Thank you . . .
GOD BLESS . . .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2014

The UTU/SMART union sells out the membership once again!

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/17/5978214/bnsf-union-reach-agreement-on.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2014

Train Riders will not have to get off and watch trains go by in the near
future.  Conductors can ride around in a truck and watch from there.  No
more free train rides   One Man One Train   

Coming to a BNSF near you then CSX   PTC just going to take your job.

Name: HardYellow
E-mail: HotZTrain@cox.net
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2014

What percent of NLRB cases does the CSX lose? I remember, some years
back UPRR was losing so many board decisions that the NLRB told the UP;
basically, if you need to fire this many of your employees, over rule
violation, then maybe you need to start a new training program. Seems
as though the CSX has taken their place now. The UP has gone to a level
system 1-5 or one throught five. Once you add up to a five, you get time
off. Run through a yard switch and it’s  a 3, run a red A signal it’s a
5. etc. Unlike the CSX, automaticly three strikes and you’re fired for
good. That’s what I’ve been told. Correct?

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2014

SHANE

DO NOT.....I REPEAT DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY MORE DETAILS OF YOUR SITUATION.
IF WHAT YOU POSTED WAS ALL TRUE THEN THATS ALL THAT IS NEEDED. YOU OWE
NO ONE ANY EXPLANATION.  OTHER IS MOST LIKELY A MOLE FROM CSX WHO IS
TRYING TO GET MORE INFORMATION OUT OF YOU SO THEY CAN FIGURE OUT WHO
YOU ARE AND CUT YOU OFF AT THE PASS. GET YOUR LEGAL ADVICE AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE AND GET THE BALL ROLLING. YOU ALREADY REVEALED TO MUCH INFO ON
THIS SITE. IT SHOULDNT TAKE THEM LONG TO FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2014

Does anyone know the new road foreman in Fitzgerald ga...last name is
swine heart...

Name: Accountant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2014

NOTE TO WEBMASTER:
__________________


As of yet, there hasn't been anything credited from CASH COW and there
hasn't been any monetary activity showing on his server.


CASH COW:

We are still waiting.

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

Shane Robertson, just a question. WHY DID YOU RESIGN? you say
that you QUIT on 2/7/13. I think there is more to your STORY!

_____________________________________________________________





Name: Shane Robertson
E-mail: Shanerobertson01@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2014

I worked for CSX for 18 months. I quit on Feb 7 2013. I received my
letter in March 2014 that says I have forfeited my seniority and any
future rights as a CSX employee. I was employed in the Nashville
Division. I have since been trying to get on with CN Railroad out of
Memphis. I finally got the job offer from CN. I took the physical, did
the background check and had a date for conductor school. The last
thing they did was contact CSX. CSX told them that I was suspended for
CSX and I had a case in arbitration trying to get my job back. CN
talked with CSX 3 times and got the same answer from them. CN
retracted
their job offer because of "honesty issues" they said it looks like
I
lied and had not quit CSX. I have since contacted my old union rep and
he looked at my history, he said it shows me no longer working there
and there is no mention of arbitration. The way I see it is CSX just
cost me a 100k a year job and there is nothing I can do about it. Is
there anyone out there that has any advise for me? Do I need to talk
to
a lawyer? Thanks for any help. Shane Robertson
Shanerobertson01@gmail.com

Name: Cash Cow
E-mail: Moo
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2014

To: DONATION REQUEST

Expect a big paypal check in your account for all the great info on
here we mine daily.   We never miss a day, just never know what might
show up on here  Does not have to be true  we only react on it if we
want to use it for our advantage.

BTW we know who you are 

keep the wheels turning safely

Name: donate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2014

POSTERS


Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The
man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company
that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his
wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every
year.... cant do it all!

Name: Shane Robertson
E-mail: Shanerobertson01@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2014

I worked for CSX for 18 months. I quit on Feb 7 2013. I received my
letter in March 2014 that says I have forfeited my seniority and any
future rights as a CSX employee. I was employed in the Nashville
Division. I have since been trying to get on with CN Railroad out of
Memphis. I finally got the job offer from CN. I took the physical, did
the background check and had a date for conductor school. The last
thing they did was contact CSX. CSX told them that I was suspended for
CSX and I had a case in arbitration trying to get my job back. CN
talked with CSX 3 times and got the same answer from them. CN retracted
their job offer because of "honesty issues" they said it looks like I
lied and had not quit CSX. I have since contacted my old union rep and
he looked at my history, he said it shows me no longer working there
and there is no mention of arbitration. The way I see it is CSX just
cost me a 100k a year job and there is nothing I can do about it. Is
there anyone out there that has any advise for me? Do I need to talk to
a lawyer? Thanks for any help. Shane Robertson
Shanerobertson01@gmail.com

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Oh, and by the way Goober, thanks for helping to pay my salary for all
of those years. We also spent a lot of your money on the lavish FRA
conferences we had. Nothing but the priciest hotels and finest of
accommodations. And talk about expensive first class airfares to get to
those conferences.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2014

I hear that Goober was a total failure at railroading. So he has room to
talk about others?

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Bed Rest:

I retired a little over two years ago and at that time it seemed to me
that FRA was really in bed with CSX. They didn't even fill my job
when
I retired. Now, instead of having four MP&E inspectors in Ohio they
have
only three.--------------------

The reason they did not fill your JOB was because, they did not need
YOU. The FRA was really nice to you, paid you, supported you, when they
had no need for your service. That is what Liberals and the Government
do. Now you want to dump on your employer. Wow what a MAN.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

@ *Offended:

Homophobia. You can't catch it off a toilet seat, little man! Grow up.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Bed Rest:

I retired a little over two years ago and at that time it seemed to me
that FRA was really in bed with CSX. They didn't even fill my job when
I retired. Now, instead of having four MP&E inspectors in Ohio they have
only three.

Name: me
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2014

WEBMASTER......

HAVE YOU BEEN DELETING SOME POST OR HAVE WE BEEN INFILTRATED?????

Name: bed rest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Conductor 193

You got that right! Sit in the hotel for 24hrs and 1 minute to restart
your starts when you are on your fifth start. If your lucky you get a
DH home but most of the time its sitting in your room. Man power
shortages caused by employees quitting. Lose 2-3 out of every new group
that comes on the property.  So bad they cant find people to run trains
and when they do they will do anything to get the trains out of the
yard. Even been ordering fra defective equipment out of the initial
terminals. Just telling them to run 30!  Don't understand why the fra
isn't getting involved in this crap. Frankly don't care if dispatch
has to put up with my 30mph train, but am pissed that the fra isn't
stepping in and fining them for making it leave from initial terminal
with repair shops! Not an enroute failure!

Name: Conductor163
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2014

No accountability for the chiefs or the dumbass dispatchers who can't
run trains around a Christmas tree.  Balt division clh dispatcher is a
clown.  When he is working I know that I am guaranteed at least 8 hrs
on duty compared to 3.  The chiefs are putting everyone to bed to reset
starts total bs

Name:  offended
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2014

ATTENTION CSX LAWYERS!!!!

WE HEARD YOU READ THIS WEBSITE EVERYDAY. WELL IF YOU DO THEN LISTEN UP.
WE DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT WANT TO BE SITING IN OUR CREW ROOM AND SEE
THE COMPANIES OPINION ABOUT THE GAY PRIDE LESBIAN MARCHES AND HOW THE
COMPANY SUPPORTS THEIR MOVEMENTS. IT IS BEING DISPLAYED ON THE CREW
ROOM MONITORS AND SEVERAL OF US FIND IT OFFENSIVE AND VULGAR! 
YOU WOULD THINK A COMPANY AS BIG AS CSX WOULD KNOW AN ETHICS VIOLATION
WHEN THEY SAW ONE! THERE ARE 3 THINGS THAT A COMPANY IS NOT SUPPOSED TO
PUSH UPON THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THEY ARE POLITICS,RELIGION AND SEX.
PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE CROSSES THE LINE. WE SUGGEST
YOU REMOVE YOUR LESBIAN GAY PRIDE PROGANDA FROM THE CREW ROOM MONITORS
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE FURTHER ACTION IS TAKEN.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2014

IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED?  WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR
REST ?

ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS !

ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS?

DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS?

IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE
!

ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY
I CHALLENGED  SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN
BY ! I CHALLENGED !   30 FT RULE THEN,  CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ?
WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING
AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER  TO LAY BACK !  PICK YOUR BATTLES!



ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT?  THINK  THINK THINK

 
WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S  YOUR IN CHARGE  NOT THE DRIVER!



KEEP SAFE !  BE SAFE !  TTFN

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2014

Just a question?--------------Could this jack Vierling have come from a
long line of Vierlings? Starting with the L&N and the BRT thru the UTU
and such? Ending in Jacksonville as the GC ? Or is it still going on?


Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Dumbest Company Officers:

1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree
                      Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob 
                      Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut
                      The 3 in his name is his IQ

2) Robert Frulla:     same as above only add arrogant and has a 
                      ego the size of his fat head
                      and is a legend in his own mind

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! 
Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And
his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington
Division. Please come and check out these two morons.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Dumbest Company Officers:

1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree
                      Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob 
                      Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut
                      The 3 in his name is his IQ

2) Robert Frulla:     same as above only add arrogant and has a 
                      ego the size of his fat head
                      and is a legend in his own mind

Name: Crying 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Our N.S management has destroyed this company..

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2014

CSX MANAGEMENT Is  a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a
good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of  THE END OF
CSX..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2014

June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Some things will NEVER change!

Name: Crazy Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Beat you     Not   "Up"

Name: Crazy RAILROADER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Attention  "APE"     I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell
me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make
it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk.  
Period !!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2014

LOL. Just another whine fest by over protected, entitled union members
who otherwise could not hold a job. Unions in your case are to protect
those that do not want to work, rather than those that do.  The image
of a railroader has moved from a hard working, building America
patriot. To a fat, lazy, disrespectful, pos.  you better pray
management can continue to keep the gov and the FRA at bay, or your ass
will be regulated and soon unemployed. You have no skills in the real
world. You may want to rethink what you are and should be doing to
protect CSX and your job. Otherwise go try to find another job. I bet
you can't even get your foot in the door. And Walmart is way stricter
than CSX.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2014

Another instance of OSHA going to bat for railroaders:

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=26139

Name: Patriot
E-mail: fightcorruption.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 May 2014

Beware of Corporate Board Member(s) With Dual Representation With The
Railroads And The Department of Labor: Beware when filing a complaint
with your local Federal Agency. Ask the agency to disclose any possible
conflict of interest and or ensuring the confidentiality of your
complaint will not be disclosed or tipped-off to the Director(s) who
represent the railroad(s)...In essence, you're asking the agency not
to tip-off Director(s)...and by doing so, not provide a copy of your
complaint to the railroad(s). If you filed a complaint and suspect your
complaint was altered, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
("FBI"). The Agency has to disclose if "Legal" Consultants for
Department of Labor has a "Dual" relationship with your employer. 

KUDOS to the Retired FRA Inspector for explaining in detail the
downward spiral of Federal Corrupt Oversight that started during the
Reagan years. Sir, you hit the nail-on-the-head!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2014

Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just
about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him.....
Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and
John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2014

Tired:

First of all, I was a motive power and equipment inspector at FRA and
did not deal with hours of service issues. And secondly, I believe that
FRA is so deep in the pockets of railroad management that they no longer
care about the health and welfare of employees.

When I went to work at FRA back in 1978, the railroad labor
organizations had a great deal of clout with that agency. But when
Reagan took office that started changing. Eight years of Reagan and
four years of G.H.W. Bush certainly had its toll on labor's voice in
government. Things improved slightly during the Clinton years, but the
next Bush undid all of that. When Obama took office and appointed
Joseph C. Szabo as FRA Administrator, I expected the pendulum to swing
back the other way, but unfortunately it didn't. Szabo was a huge
disappointment. Especially since he had previously been a railroad
labor union official.

I certainly hope that things get better for the folks that work for
CSX. But unless the labor unions in our country get strong again, it
won't happen. And labor unions will not get strong again unless
workers stop voting for the politicians (mostly Republican) that try to
destroy unions, and quit buying automobiles and other items that are not
union made.

And things won't change at CSX until upper management changes. That is
what changed NS, and I hear that they have become a much better railroad
to work for because of it.

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2014

Retired FRA

HELP!!! The crews on the Great Lakes Division are getting pushed to 
the breaking point and becoming mentally stressed out and possibly
stressed to the point of being dangerous. They are so short on man
power and trains are backing up and dogging so bad that CMC is
violating our agreements to the point of madness. The phones are
ringing off the walls all hours of the night for everyone and they are
calling people constantly for jobs they are or never ever were
qualified on even though they have been told to quit calling them
because they are not qualified. One caller ever called a person 5 times
in one night for the same territory they were told the past 4 calls
earlier that they couldn't take and stop calling them for it but they
did it anyway. This constitutes pure harassment and I think the fra
hours of service rep should be getting involved in this. Comments were
supposedly made by upper CMC that its not their problem and it the
crews responsibility to be rested. LITTLE HARD TO DO WHEN THEY CALL YOU
ALL STINKING NIGHT AND KEEP WAKING YOU UP!

Question.... during one of the many agreement violations that are
occurring a cmc manager supposedly stated they could force people up
from the bottom spot on the pools to cover all the other spots that
were empty because the other people took the phone calls and were
working on other jobs(not their assignments) and they could do this
because they were declaring it a state of emergency.

We had an FRA man tell us in the past that the rr could not declare
backed up freight a state of emergency unless leaving the trains would
couse serious harm or possible injury to crews or the public. he also
said that they had certain commodities that were declared by the US DOT
as must move freight. I believe he said it was coal, oil, petroleum
fuels, nuclear waste and mail. Is this correct? We are all wondering
what really constitutes calling a state of emergency. Its not our fault
they cant keep people and now they don't have enough people to run the
trains. Our mental health shouldn't be put in jeopardy because of poor
planning and a high turn over rate!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 May 2014

OSHA orders BNSF to reinstate 2 workers, provide back pay 
(Source: Associated Press, May 20, 2014) 

HELENA, Mont. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has
ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with
back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were
illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work.

Full story: Miami Herald 


http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=39543

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 May 2014

Went to atlanta for training and didnt hook up with LBT?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2014

I was in training at the Redi center i was at a 85%, on week 6 on a
tuesday, i had taken a quiz on friday and the score had been recorded i
had a 80% a guy in my class told me you could retake you quiz for
reviewing purposes. The whole time i was there i never heard not one
instructor say anything about this, so i did it on friday and after i
asked my instructor if we was aloud to do that and he said no, and i
asked why would they allow you to get back and attempt to take it
again?? Tuesday i am pulled out of class and two higher up managers
treat me like a piece of crap!!!! Nothing i said was good enough for
either one and was calling me a cheater, and a untrustworthly
employee!!! Saying i put the quiz online and wrote answers down for the
next class behind me seriously!!! If they was gonna make this big of
deal why not make a system so after the quiz its not accessible?? While
i am waiting in the room for 15mins if i am gonna be sent home thats
what they wanted!!! Said he had to call the director to talk but was in
a meeting so i am sent back to class !!! To be later pulled out again
infront of all the guys in my class 3 days away from Graduation and had
to give all my training books and even my notebook like i am a convict
and they had a flight for me already as well at 9pm. i was on the bus
around 12:45pm back home with no job!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2014

OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than
$244,000 in back wages & damages.

At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless
railroad management.

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2014

Went to Atlanta for conductor training and can say this was the worse
experience I've had in my life. I have been to boot camp and war and
was never treated as bad as when I went to the conductor "clown"
school. I understand taking your job serious but damn these guys are
dicks!!!  The only reason they take the job at the school in Atlanta is
so they don't have to work and they feel it gives them power. 
Place is a joke and the people that run this training think they are
big shots pushing people around that have no clue how to be a conductor
because they don't train properly.  
If ya like to be pushed around this is the place for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2014

The superintendents still love going to the strip clubs, especially the
VIP room.

Name: Observer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2014

CSX Customer or Trainmaster:

Your grammar still sucks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2014

"long time observer", please remain being an observer. That idiot
conductor just made the craft look foolish. You defending him, only
makes you look like a moron. "Distrackted"....really?

Name: Railroad Workers United
E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are
pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now
for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it..
but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been
dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We
already have the structure.. it just needs new direction...

Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors
about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political
parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us..
the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or
send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the
CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for
4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!!

Thanks..
JP

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect

Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and


Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have
collectively banded together to 
defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and 

Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted
effort in recent years to demean 
and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and 

Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited
to: 

&#61550; Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad
workers in the course of their daily duties; 
&#61550; A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”,
both in number of workers disciplined and 
in the severity of the discipline meted out; 
&#61550; A record number of firings and terminations; 
&#61550; Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report
injuries; 
&#61550; Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory
agency for violations; 
&#61550; Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict
workers from taking needed time off 
work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such
a policy; 
&#61550; Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by
endless denials of claims; 
&#61550; Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than
fixing the underlying hazards. 

Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical
health, make for a stressful, dangerous 
and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger
union solidarity; and 

Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems
on an individual basis diverts union 
resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive
posture, eroding the power and 
effectiveness of the union; and 

Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire
railroad workforce, it must be met with a 
concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; 

Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints,
whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an 
important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from
escalating this wholesale attack; 

Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns
this arrogant and despicable 
attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity;
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this
universal attack by creative means; 
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to
acknowledge the reality of this 
omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their
membership to fight this scourge; and 

Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’
Dignity & Respect that will identify 
and address issues that demean and degrade workers. 

This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention 
April 3rd
 & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois 

Railroad Workers United 
Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! 
railroadworkersunited.org &#61548; info@railroadworkersunited.org 
(206) 984-3051 &#61548; PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2014

TED - Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn5JRgz3W0o

Name: Long time observer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2014

Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year:

It is also apparent that you didn't make the grade in grammar school.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2014

'since' and 'distracked', looks like a TM was distracting you from
spelling. Amazing who is getting hired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2014

it is common since that when trainmasters are out harassing crews that
the crews are distracked from performing their job correctly and safely

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2014

Engine Repair, here is a link:

http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/article_86e65d30-c6b8-11e3-ac4f-001a4bcf887a.html

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2014

Retired FRA


Do you know any details on the mechanical employee on the BNSF who shot
his supervisors.....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 April 2014

And I believe that a lot of fertilizing has been done by current top
management. 

But I will say that when Carl Taylor was head of the Mechanical
Department, prior to the acquisition of Conrail assets, freight cars
and locomotives on CSX were in the best condition that they ever have
been.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 April 2014

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2014

Could it be that CSX is reaping what it has sewn?

  View This Article
*****************************************************
Yes, what was "sewn" by Carl "Tailor" years ago.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2014

Could it be that CSX is reaping what it has sewn?

Name: GL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2014

The GL division is in such bad shape.  They have the trans.
superintendent working 3rds. They are pulling dispatchers to help out
the DTOs and chiefs.  They are bringing in a trainmaster, a locomotive
guy from jax, a network op from jax. Just to help out.

The great lakes division is so screwed up there is no words for it.  

I honestly believe it's worse than split date.

I wouldn't be surprised to see see some firings in the near future.

No planning.
Not enough chiefs (ACDs) to watch and help.
Not enough crews
Dispatchers are overwhelmed with taxis, where to park trains, not
knowing if we have crews, not knowing if we have recrews, not knowi

...hell with it

I used to love my job, now I freaking hate it.  The stress has gotten
to me.  

This is to the new hires coming in a few weeks.  I really feel sorry
for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2014

To the conductor that feel its no bodies business what these men do
while they are at meetings. I bet you are one of those men that think
cheating is okay, as you say who cares,let's don't talk about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2014

Most of the Great Lakes Division is former Conrail.  With all the evil
tactics, the guys won't give in, they will play the game in there own
favor.  Bottom line, they don't fear the company, they keep the
lawyers on standby.

Name: THE Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2014

its true the great lakes div is getting harassmet because they feel the
crews are not laying down and taking there shit like other places on
csx are and they feel if other places see this they might do the same
found this out from a high up

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

Friend or family of employee,

The site is called CSX-SUCKS because it does.  Who cares what people do
in there own time?  No need to talk about that crap.

Get a life!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 April 2014

Has anyone notice that when a post is written about what these men do
when  they are at these meetings' that the men do not comment and keep
their mouth shut .  My comment is you have the balls to cheat but not
the balls to do any commenting on what you guys do,afraid your wife's
might get wise if they start reading this site!,,,,. Its like you all
take a pinky swear not to say anything.CHICKEN!!,,,,.,,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

Yes but the union didn't make a deal with them.  My local chairman said
that the company is just doing it period.  The evil Connors.

Name: not fair
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

T&E

Im hearing that the Great Lakes Division is the only Division that has
made an agreement with the Union that any employee who gets charged
with a decertification offense will be terminated and will not get
their jobs back. This was supposedly the idea of Division Manager. Has
anyone else heard about this and if so is it going on at other
Divisions?

If its true I want to know how and why one division on CSX can
discriminate against it employees and enforce such a rule that isn't
being upheld for ALL CSX EMPLOYEES. Last I heard, the ethics policy and
operating rules were for ALL Employees of CSX!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list
some of the dumbest managers that you know..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2014

Well CSX does it again!  The GL Division has lost yet another
trainmaster to the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad...Hahahahahaaa. 
Congratulations Connors, keep driving them all away.  EVEN MANAGEMENT
KNOWS THIS PLACE IS A BAD WORK ENVIRONMENT. Keep driving the train into
the ditch, eventually the freight won't move at all.

Name: trainmaster in the crosshairs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2014

Baltimore Can't Keep Good Workers? The terminal of no return u get
tired of these weak managers or masters always having a chip on there
shoulder and taking it out on real men.I didn't pick on u in school, I
didn't steal ur first love nor is it me in and out ur wife when ur on
duty. These guys really need to start wearing boxers and not panties
even if they don't have a  package

Name: pain
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2014

ATTENTION!!!!!

LISTEN UP!PAY ATTENTION!  If you are a road engineer or conductor and
have been experiencing tingling, numbness, or pain in your back, elbows
and especially the feet and hands, SEE YOUR DOCTORS NOW!  There is a
good chance you have developed the symptoms from PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY!
This is caused by constant pressure put on your nerves from being seated
to long with legs and arms bent especially pressure from arm rest. The
constant movements from lateral motions of the engines as well and
vibrations are a major cause of nerve damage. Even the slightest
movement can cause nerve damage over time.  DO NOT WAIT AROUND UNTIL
YOU HAVE NO FEELING IN YOUR HANDS OR FEET. SEE YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY
WHEN YOU START TO FEEL TINGLING AND NUMBNESS IN YOUR FEET OR HANDS.  It
can be treated if the damaged nerves can be detected. Get these symptoms
documented with your doctors as soon as possible. Occupational injury to
nerves may cause you disability later on in life.  DO NOT WAIT AROUND.
SEE YOUR DOCTORS!

Name: Another Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2014

Bar likes guys he even tried to use his position before to bother a
conductor I worked with in Indy.    Huntington beware he will be nice
but do not trust him just find him a friend LOl

Name: Big Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras?

Name: John Patriot
E-mail: saveamerica.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2014

All Concerned: 

The upcoming International elections is near....This is a request too
all current international officers NOT too seek another term of
service....Your leadership has been pathetic to the point of
cowardliness! On your numerous watches; corrupt railroad mangers has
infiltrated the rank and file with bribery to the point of increasing
the bottom line for profits...solely at the expense of the membership
who is entrusted with your leadership.

CEO's pay is up 1000% over the last decade....Take your bribes and
leave!

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2014

To the atl conductor that wrote the post below, did you do her too?.

Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2014

Apparently you do not read many post, lbt is all over the site. Its time
these men or women get some recognition on the bad things they do. There
are just as many bad women as there are men, but on this site it seem
that the men dont get held accountable for being married and playing
around like they are single. These men and women that are dishonest and
love to play around and fuc_ anything that has pants on, deserves the
punishment they get. You men and women sing a different tune when you
lose half of everything you worked for. Once more, the tramp or dick
that these men or women wanted ends up not getting him or her at the
end. Was it worth it? NO!!!!!!!.

Name: Atl Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2014

Everyone is picking on the men. No one is mentioning CSX's most
available lady....LBT.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2014

Some of these post are right on. Just go through the post and you will
find the men that seem to be doing the wild thing and are married at
that.

Let's see i've read a lot on dave,danny,dave,kim, not to mention last
names, i think their names appeared more for strip clubs than any other
ones. My opinion is i bet they are doing a lot more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2014

in response to the post below.  Kudos to you, im glad that you took the
ass hole and idiot to the cleaners.  These men that work on the
railroad (especially management level) when they go to these meeting
they have the mentality of a 16 year old boy that thinks with his head
below and not the one on between his  shoulders. These grown married
men decide while im away let me play. One thing they are not thinking
about is the amount of child support they will have to pay, also
spousal support, and you wifes can get half of your pension or
pension's, also half of the 401k,railroad stock,and half of all assets
you both have while you are married.  Let these men that go out and have
affairs, or even just sit in the bars and buy women drinks, or go to the
strip clubs and get a blow job,sit back and watch the ride. Let these
men start all over with half of what they had and small monthly pay
checks, they will think differently, for a one night stand. I think
that men think women are stupid and dont realize that they (women )
acctually have the upper hand. I love it when a married horndog thinks
his wife will never find out what he is doing,but they are smarted than
he thinks, sucker!!!!.  So to all the women, remember you can take them
for everything, so do it. I hope all these women that read this post
will start opening up their eyes more and be more observant. Im married
to a railroader and he was the one that told me that all the managers
that go to meeting they always end up with women, and then he would
hear them say "my wife is to stupid to find out". To the women when
your husband go to these meeting call him every hour on his hotel room
phone (not cell phone) guarantee you he's not there. I will say that
not all men are dogs, but alot are. I've known a couple of railroader
that got divorce and know they are crying because they have less money
monthly and to think they only get half their pension, should of
thought of that before.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2014

For ALL you married railroad men. Keep your pants zipped at work and in
life in general. If not it will cost you a life, a marriage, a family,
a lot of public embarassment.  If you play, you will pay up. And God
help the idiots who do this and are not raising or providing for their
children! Trash. Complete trash. Karma is mine. Embarrassing court
scenarios that you asked for. You ask for it you got it, that railroad
child support will really help since you are white trash and won't do
it on your own. Signed, the better, much, much better half you didn't
love and appreciate, I can't thank you enough for you showing your
dumb cheating azz off so I can now move on to find someone deserving of
all that I am and all that you will never, ever have the pleasure of
again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2014

Rutledge  just disappeared and quit showing up for work in Hamlet. I
hear they went in and shipped all his stuff off for him. Kind of a
weird story.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2014

I knew Brian Barr when he was at Willard. I liked very few of the CSX
managers I had to deal with, but I thought Brian was a nice guy.

Name: Dispatcher
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2014

I use to work with Brian Barr.

He is a good guy.

Name: Fact
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division.
He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager
( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

BE CAREFUL

WATCH YOUR BACK WHEN ENTERING ROSELAKE YARD.... SEEMS THAT ONE OF THE
NEW UP AND COMING TM'S IS TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AND HAS
TAKEN TO HIDING IN THE CAR SHOP WITH A HARD HAT ON AN SPYING ON CREWS
FROM THERE!  HOPE HE'S FOLLOWING ALL THE RULES SET FORTH FOR THE CAR
SHOP! WOULDNT WANT TO SEE THE POOR SAP GET FIRED BECAUSE HE WAS IN
THEIR WORK ZONE AND PRETENDING TO BE A CAR KNOCKER AND NOT FOLLOW ALL
THEIR RULES PER FRA REGULATIONS!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2014

There is a conversation going around in my area that the TYRANT BOB
FARULLA( or however you spell his worthless name) has come up against
REAL MEN with Integrity and Honor which took a stand against this
hitler what-a-be to show this controlling piece of crap that he CAN NOT
get away with his oppressive ways.If this is true The One's that took a
stand has the Admiration, Respect due to Real Men. Can someone out there
give evidence of what we have heard is factual? Our on-job lives ( which
IS OUR lives) will only get MORE Intrusive and more OPPRESSIVE as long
as WE do nothing about it. WE are THE WHEELS OF THE COMPANY  Without
us( The Overpaid and Useless Freeloading Excess management Jackasses)
Would have no idea what to do, could anyone of them even understand how
to move a Train? I will stop now to listen to what is in the hearts of
you that understand.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2014

Has anyone ever encountered a "false banner test"and how was it
conducted and by whom?

Name: Sad place
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for.
I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us.
Selling our claims for $1.?? On the day. Lovin life..

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

I Work and the same building as her. I am here to tell you she has aged
in the last several years but when you drink as much as she does it
will affect your looks and skin .  I agree with the post below when
your ugly on the inside it has a way of rearing out on the outside. she
will always be who she is, she loves the game she has to have attention
from men even though she's not interested in them at all.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2014

LBT never went away and will never change. She needs all the attention
from her affairs more than ever now because she looks like an old hag.
Some age more gracefully than others. Sorry lbt. When you are as ugly
as you have been/are on the inside it makes its way to the surface with
a vengeance and there is no more denial

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 March 2014

Phillip Rutledge was an assistant superintendent at the CSX Toledo
Terminal several years ago. It seemed to me that he had an enormous
ego. I don't remember ever hearing anything good about him.

Name: 
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 March 2014

I hear lbt is up to being herself again and we all know what that means.

Name: Shithead
E-mail: Rrscannerman032596@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2014

Anyone know phil rutlidge?

Yeah VP of coal operations for csx LOL.

He is a ass jack. Not a jackass, an ASS JACK.

Name: flunky @ gob
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2014

Ouch, must be Mr. Robert responding.

Name: LC
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2014

flunk


WHO CARES...GROW UP! MOVE ON.... Go home and watch your soaps or Jerry
springer. You obviously are just a rr foamer or your stupid question
wouldnt be the only issue you need to gossip about!

Name: flunky @ gob
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2014

What about LBT??

Name: Alclown
E-mail: Al_clown@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2014

Breaking News

engineer caught jacking off on head end but in cab cameras.  Happened
while conductor was making set off

Name: CURTIS. BROUGHTON
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2014

Man,this company really sucks big-time when people can just accuse you
of doing just about anything wrong and there is nothing you can do or
say to dispute their arbitrary lies  or fairy tale charges.IF you get
on someone's bad side here or lpiss off the wrong person at the wrong
time your days are pretty much numbered. If you don't believe me just
ask KEITH LACOSTE.

Name: Lovin life
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2014

Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Thank you

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2014

To Collinwood Mad Shitter:

Why do you still post that garbage?  That guy hasn't been around in
years for anybody who doesn't know him.

There are more important issues out here than peoples personal
grudges.

Get a life already!

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2014

Thank you suckers.  I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN
AGAIN. Lol

Name: collinwood mad shitter
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2014

Todd Novac  Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted
for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch
. and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about
you and your history  Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2014

I can go back to 1963, and it was there before me. No rings. However it
was never enforced, and if it was, it was always a Trainman.


 Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2014

To the comment below isnt it true that the rule wearing no jewerly in
the field has always been a rule?. If not when did the rule go into
effect?.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2014

Locomotive Engineer:

Corporate America has no ethics. They will not stop until they have
completely ruined our country.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2014

Being put out of service for false charges based on opinions and
assumptions is not fun at all...After going to a board to develop the
FACTS ....You still lose..Broken promises ,agreements,as long as it
benefits certain management personnel....Jacksonville is the Kremlin to
T&E employees...It has made unethical and moral standards  compromising
at best...My wife would love to speak with Labor Relations and give her
personal facts concerning true " Ethical behavior and Standards"

Name: 
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2014

Finger rings have always been banned (or for the last 17 years at least)
other jewelry I don't think so but I could be wrong. I've seen lots of
"ring" tattoos though.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2014

To the comment below isnt it true that the rule wearing no jewerly in
the field has always been a rule?. If not when did the rule go into
effect?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2014

is it true that Connors wife is divorcing him.I heard she already has
someone else.

Name: Divine Intervention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2014

February 15, 2014: Hell is not kind to any CEO who willingly disrupt the
lives of others...solely for personal gains. HELL has an unlimited
profit margin!

Name: ???
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WITNESSES!!!!
 
Is there any truth to the rumor that the Term. Superint. at St. Louis
made the comment that once the crews from other terminals are on his
turf they become his "BITCHES"?

If you were a witness to this, did you make a note of where and when he
said this?

Name: Fed up
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand
this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point
across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT
THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

I couldn't agree with you more.  The carrier has it worded as 2014
"negotiating the single system agreement."

You know yourself that the SSA is a joke as it stands, and negotiating
it again just means they want to take away as usual.   BS!!!!

Name: Engineer 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

Guys we need to stick together. Contract time is upon us and we really
need to think about what is best for our family's . My opinion is that
we need to snap back to the national contract due to the amount of money
that we are losing with this contract. This stupid company thinks that
we are stupid by "given us" 100% of our bonus on the last year of our
contract during negotiations. Pretty slick I must say. Please look at
the facts and in courage our locals to "Snap Back to the national
average" please do the math.. Thanks guys ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2014

If ya like the RR that is one thing. Stay forever if you can. If ya want
to ride or drive, now ya have a problem. Trans is the most costly of all
of the RR occupations. The lifestyle is so restricted, the hours are
never ending, and the work is easy. The hardest part of running thru
freight is staying awake, and getting to work on time. Now why is 
that, while making decent money, 75% of new hires quit. The RR have to
fix this, and the only way to do that is (Call windows) with a
guarantee. Stand for the call for 8 and get called or paid. Simple

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 February 2014

Csx policy, no jewelry , no jewelry WTF I'm married that says something
AH HELLO that's intermodal and there safety rule book policy and it
sucks .I told my wife that shit and she hit the roof and again it's
this new young jerk off of a tm BY THE RULES BY THE BOOK F YOUR BOOK my
commitment as a husband and the values of a husband are important to me
and so is my ring IT IS NO COMING OFF

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2014

as mentioned earlier, Great Lakes Dispatch center (and Dearborn)both had
wire chiefs under Conrail. Among many duties, the 24/7 wire chief
essentially managed all tranportation needs with PTI, Yellow cab, other
sources on this division. At take over GL and Dearborn created a special
duty dispatchers job to take SOME of the wire chiefs work, and provide a
soft duty job for elderly dispatchers. NS Dearborn promptly eliminated
that position due to the cost. The ATDA offered to take over the TCU
Wire chief job (eliminating that position) if CSX would promise to
never eliminate the chiefs job. Dan Wheat was a part of this. NOW,
there is still a contract that says if dispatchers exist downtown there
will be at least one shift OF WIRE CHIEFS. However, the TCU have chosen
to never enforce that. It would be easy to return that $239 per shift
job and save money on accurate billing (do we really know what happens
$$$ when 3 cabs show up for what turns out to be the same run?)and, of
course, MANAGE the transport fleet and let assistant chiefs manage
their real duties. Remember, the original idea was that an old, green
screen monitor would get a few keystrokes and automatically,
electronically, control, manage, and notify everyone involved. Very
challenging, and never even attempted seriously. This is still a
simple, cost effective solution that will SAVE MONEY overall, and let
dispatchers and chiefs focus on performing their duties in an efficient
manner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2014

GayWard Vader:

Go ahead, keep bringing in those 85 per centers.  The ones you are
providing piss poor training.  Hurry up, push them through the Redi
Center as fast as you can, cut there training shorter and shorter as
you do, then wonder why there are accidents & derailments still
happening?  THATS WHAT YOU ARE GETTING FOR YOU CHEAPSKATE
PRACTICES....lol

You probably haven't noticed, but many of those 85 per centers come
out of the school and walk right out the door after witnessing how
screwed up this company is managed.

The other railroads are running circles around this place with better
training, less harassment, and are providing the tools it takes to do
the job.  CSX can't provide any of that, do you know why?   ITS NOT
IN
THE BUDGET....Hahahahahaaaa.

Name: GayWard Vader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2014

TO all low life employees playing on your trains  If you do not like it
leave and we will hire more 85 per centers and increase the our P&L

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2014

this site is a joke right? You all sound like whining children that are
too pussy to actually say something to your superiors, but would rather
bitch anonymously on a site that was designed in the late 80's. even
judging by your very short responses its not hard to see why you've
been laid off. here's a hint: you sound stupid as hell, maybe you were
fired for being a dumbass and not because of any boss or manager.
shocker right?

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2014

Does this gal have a Facebook page?  I am curious too see what she looks
like.  Just can't seem to find a pic of her anywhere.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2014

You said she hated bj's, so she liked only missionary style ?, how
boring is that.

Name: Ops center drone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2014

I hate to admit it, but I was a weaker man at one point and gave into
her. She hates BJs. Very selfish lover.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2014

Is that LBT favorite choice of tool,BLOW JOB?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2014

S. Closen. Check with lbt. Even if she doesn't know the answer you can
probably get a free bj

Name: S Clawson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2014

Can anybody tell me what is the timeframe for appealing discipline (that
was asscessed after an investigation) to the National Mediation Board? I
thought it was no more than 60 days to file the appeal.

Name: Thanks for listening.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2014

We could not agree more about needing more chiefs (ACDs) in the Great
Lakes office.  It is absolutely absurd the amount of work this one
person has to do for the whole division.

You have dispatchers calling trains, yards calling trains, chiefs
calling trains.  They can not keep up with re-crews, taxis, yards,
engine problems which most of this gets dumped on the dispatchers. 

There is NO PLANNING on this division with the chiefs.  All they do is
put out fires.  NO PLANNING AT ALL.

They actually call people in and pay them special duty rate to help
out. why?  Why not just add more ACDs?

We use to be the number one division years straight, until they cut the
Columbus ACD, then the Willard ACD, then the Cleveland ACD and put it
all on ONE person for 8 hours.

To the crews out there,  This is why we have problems on this
division.

I could type for hours about the problems we have in this office.  But,
I'll just leave it at that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

I agree with the post below, there are a lot of managers that are
cheaters and proud of it.  I've been around them and have heard their
comments,pretty sad especially cause most are married.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

To Mr. Watching,

All I can say, you are smoking crack.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2014

CHA Train Master Spouse:

From the way many railroad managers/supervisors seem to treat their
employees, it is no wonder their spouses are also reporting
mistreatment. I have always believed that many people sell their souls
when they go into railroad management. Or perhaps they had no soul to
begin with.

Name: Great Lakes Div
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

Listen Jacksonville/Corporate

The Great Lakes Division went from 4 Assistant Chief Dispatchers (16
people) down to ONE (4 people)

THEY CAN NOT KEEP UP!!!!

WE GET STUCK ON TRAINS
WE GET STUCK IN HOTELS

Even the dispatchers complain to us about the ACD not being able to
keep up.

FIX THIS!!!!

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2014

Trainmaster?????


ACTIVATE YOUR SPELL CHECKING PROGRAM! APPARENTLY YOUR ABILITY TO SPELL
WORDS CORRECTLY HAS BEEN CLOUDED BY YOUR CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO STRIP
CLUB SMOKE AND STENCH!

I haven't seen your management policy directly but I have been told
that is very clear on what the company expects from it supervisors in
regards to their behavior. They are considered an extension of the CEO
and his affiliates and are expected to behave in a manner befitting the
company while on AND OFF DUTY!  I'm going to assume you have an email
from the CEO stating that it is okay to behave in a manner that is
classless and embarrassing to your families as well as offensive to
other employee's working for the company. If not, I suggest you
reconsider your actions the next time your heading to your favorite
stench club with other supervisors! Remember, there are always a set of
eyes and ears around every corner.

Name: CHA Train Master Spouse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2014

Sad to say the cheating is true for a large portion of CSX Supervisors.
I would know personally! 

My  soon to be ex has  cheated on me time after time with full denial
to date. Ladies beware, once a dawg, always a DOG!

They will leave you barefoot and pregnant in a heartbeat once both of
their heads get way to big for themselves

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2014

You are exactly right, a lot of us are dogs, when we are out of town at
meetings,ect we are womanizers, go to strip clubs,sleep with women or
men what can I say.If are spouse's are stupid and think we stay in out
rooms late at night then they are pretty niece.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2014

During my 34 years with FRA, I met very few railroad officials that
seemed to be good people or have a conscience.

Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2014

To the post below. You are exactly right. lbt has no conscience.
Therefore she will always deflect blame and never accept responsibility
for any of her own actions or any of the f'd up scenarios she creates
for herself and those around her. It is always someone else's fault.
LBT can do no wrong. Just ask LBT. She is a true narcissist. She is an
all around fake and just bad bad bad news

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2014

I was reading lbt tweets and in January she writes I quote" why must
people swoon over tainted and one sided stories that appear to be
unlikely from some scored women.  I mean seriously.  That is coming
from a women that has no conscience.

Like many has said its a game to her.

I can't believe she posted that.

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

Has the wife's notice on these post that talk about unfaithful
husbands, that the men keep  their mouths shut. The men don't come on
and comment about strip clubs, infidelity, I think they have a rule
don't comment because if we start bashing other men, than we may get
caught.  Men with no balls.  

I also realize that women cheat ,not dismissing that at all.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

What is wrong with the wife's of these men that think so little of
their wife's,  the wife's should leave them.  The most disrespect to
go to strip clubs and enjoy it more than their wife's.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

Reading the post below, I agree that Dave Harris loves the strip clubs
(maybe too much) so does danny and Kim. The stories I herd them tell.

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

The post below is so right on, the most arrogant few work in Avon " THE
BIG FOUR"

Name: Miffed
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

!!!!

To all you cry babies who keep whining about the huge, heavy and
ridiculously bulky binder...SHUT UP! Every supervisor that has been
approached has made it very clear you don't have to use it. If you put
the inserts in a smaller binder it isn't that bad. Yes, it larger than
the old book but it will fit most grips in a smaller binder!

Old heads don't need this lecture. They use their heads because they
know who they are dealing with!
LISTEN UP NEWBIES!! A little lesson you haven't learned yet. 
You are working for some of the most arrogant pompous people who will
stop at nothing to prove themselves right and get the last word in.
There was a lot of money spent on those binders and if you keep crying
and making a fuss you will be seeing a bulletin telling everyone they
WILL USE THEIR BINDER just to show who's boss and give them an ego
rush.  So just shut up, get a smaller more suitable binder and put the
other one in your locker or closet at home!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2014

The post below is so true. lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2014

LETS RECAP THE MOST TALK ABOUT ON THIS SITE

1. lBT= CRAZY
2. MARK BARRETT= CHEATER
3. DAVE HARRIS= LOVES HIS STRIP CLUBS
4.= KIM MILLER= CHEATER(SAME THING THAT HAPPEN TO MARK) SUCKER!!!!!
5.=DANNY SPENCER= SCUM OF THEM ALL, CHEATER, WOMANIZER,LIAR,EC
6. JARRELL= DAVE HARRIS STRIP CLUB BUDDY

ALL THESE PEOPLE SHOULD ALL BE CAGED UP TOGETHER AND BE ONE BIG HAPPY
FAMILY LOL!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2014

To the post below my husband told me she likes to suck, "i wonder how
he knows" i should run, run,run.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2014

TO LBT,
I KNOW THAT YOU READ THIS SITE ALL THE TIME, YOU STILL ARE CURIOUS OF
WHAT IS SAID ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. DONT THINK THAT WE ARE ON THIS SITE
BECAUSE YOU ARE IMPORTANT, ITS BECAUSE IF WE CAN EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT
YOU THE BETTER. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE BUT I DO THINK THERE MAY BE A
COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT HAS NOT HEARD OF YOU.( THE WAY YOU THINK IS I'M
ON HERE BECAUSE IM IMPORTANT), NO WAY!!!!, BUT THATS THE EGO YOU HAVE.
I ONLY HOPE THAT YOUR CHILDREN DONT READ THESE POSTS WHEN THEY GET A
LITTLE OLDER. TURN A NEW LEAF ITS NEVER TO LATE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2014

I have heard from many that lbt likes to suck. Alot. So lbt sucks is
true in many ways

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@jagoff.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2014

I have not heard 1 positive comment about the new rule book yet.  It's
pitiful.

As for the "Voice of the Victim" employee survey, geez was that
funny.  Even with the idiots stacking the deck with all their 8-hour
job drones in Jackassville, and probably requiring every knee-padded
manager to participate, their results were still a little beneath
expectations.  This outfit is a joke.  

Some were discussing stock value- and it's not as simple as comparing
a current day price to evaluate.  But I look at it this way.  Before
purchasing BNSF outright, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway had large
positions in 3 of the North American Class 1's.  CSX was not among
them.  Mr. Buffet recognizes bullshit when he sees it, and had not
invested in CSX under Mr. Ward's "Land of Deception and Delusion"
reign.  

"Things will be different after the revolution."

"I'm not going to give them hell.  I'm going to give them the truth,
they'll just think it's hell."

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2014

Snotboggin

Yes its huge and no they don't proof read or take into consideration
the pain in the butt that they create when they do this stupid stuff.
Sit back and wait for the stack of system bulletins that will come out
correcting all the mistakes that they have made. The paper farmers are
laughing all the way to the bank!!!!!

Remember about 5 years ago when they sent a survey out to the employees
at their homes that had several questions asking us how much weight we
carry around with us and how much strain it puts on us physically?  I
remember it well. There were several questions that pertained to the
physical strain we encounter daily.  Just like the voice of the
employee meetings that turned out to be a joke that survey was useless
and was a waste of money and time. Remember when they sent a team of
psych's out across the system to interview employees about the
psychological effects that the railroad had on our minds and well
being. Those results came back just as bad as everything else they have
done. The real truth was never published. 
So guess we will all have to be good little puppets and carry these
bricks around with everything else.  Oh, rumor has it that the whole
idea came from the csx lawyers. Wonder how much they got paid by the
hour to come up with this!

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2014

I don't usually post to all forums, but I would like to have some input
from everyone.

I received my new Operating Rules Book the other day.  

To say I was stunned would be a drastic understatement.  What idiot
thought hauling around this 5 pound boat anchor around was a great
idea?  Haven't found a bag big enough to tote it in.  I have the
largest TuffBag, and while I can wedge it in a side pocket, there's no
room for anything else.  How much did they spend on that stupid binder? 
And the moronic tabs?  A decent index was all that was needed.  Received
the new timetable.  Amazing.  2 years of bulletined changes, and I
don't think any made it into the "new" timetable.  The seem to only
have changed items pertaining to their "new" simplified orb. 
Unfortunately, they didn't even manage to get that correct either.  

Whoever came up with this, everyone of the boobs in Jacksonville who
signed off on it, should have to carry it in from their vehicle each
day they come to work, and haul it with them everywhere but the
restroom.  I can't believe any person who actually worked in a craft
gave any approval to the production of this.  If they did, they should
just curl up and, well, let bad things happen to them.

Would anyone who has received this monstrosity please post a brief
opinion of this CSX product?  Thank you.

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

On June 16, 2011 CSX allowed a 3 for 1 stock split.  If you multiply
today's stock price of $28.88 per share times 3 (pretending it didn't
split)=$86.64 a share.  So you see CSX is doing very well. Not really
fair to compare CSX stock at $28.88 against N.S. stock price of $91.59
since it hasn't recently split isn't at fair comparison.  Not saying
CSX doesn't suck, just making a fair comparison.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2014

TO ALL RECENT POSTERS:

Perhaps the way CSX managers seem to be treating their employees and
the way a certain female trainmaster allegedly engages in questionable
behavior is a reflection of how well those individuals are also
managing the corporation. I just checked stock market prices, and CSX
is at 28.9 while NS is at 91.7. To me that is very telling. I
understand that NS has made a commitment to treat their employees in a
more fair and respectful manner. If so, I applaud them and am glad they
are doing so well. Could this be karma?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2014

Does anyone know if it is true about Dave Harris(Avon) getting a 
harassment charge against him that involved several people and
complaints?  I do know that he is popus ass to work for. It doesn't
matter because like the post stated below all they will do is relocate
all the bad ones, never fire them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2014

This site is CSX sucks for a reason so we are writing about things that
suck. lBT sucks and she should be all over this site, the more people
are educated about this thing the better. We may also be helping some
of the wife's out here that maybe have meet her,and don't know what
kind of person she is,and now they can beware.

Name: let it go!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

DROP IT!!!!


Jesus you idiots... You got a post telling everyone that their privacy
rights are being violated and their job environment is being put in
jeopardy and all you can do is talk about that old news has been
woman?????? MY GOD!  What the hell is all your obsession with her. She
still has a job doesn't she. They haven't fired her have they? GOT
NEW FOR YOU IF YOU HAVENT FIGURED IT OUT. IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
QUIT GIVING HER CONSTANT ATTENTION ON THIS SITE AND FOCUS ON THE CRAP
THAT REALLY MATTERS. LIKE MAYBE YOUR RIGHTS TO PRIVACY WITH YOUR OWN
DAMN PERSONNEL ENTERIES AND RECORDS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

I have a great idea.  CSX likes her so well they should add to there
clothing line t shirts that say LBT SUCKS.lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

TO THE POST BELOW,THE GUY THAT ASK WHO LBT IS, ARE YOU KIDDING, YOU KNOW
EXCATLY WHO SHE IS, NO ONE WORKS ON THE RAILROAD AND DOES NOT KNOW OF
HER REPUTATION, OR HER PERSONALLY.

AND SHE IS OUT FOR LBT AND ONLY LBT, I HAVE SEEN PICTURES POSTED WITH
HER SON BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY WITH HER DAUGHTER(NOT SAYING THERE ARE
NOT,I HAVEN'T SEEN THEM). SAYING THAT, SHE IS OBSESSED WITH MALES.

I TALKED TO A MAN THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH HER AND HE SAID THAT HE USED
HER AS MUCH AS SHE USED HIM AND SHE DIDN'T LIKE IT BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T
WIN.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2014

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION



IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE NEW OPTS FORMAT FOR CHECKING YOU OBSERVATION
ENTRIES THAN YOU NEED TO DO IT RIGHT NOW!!!!

NOT ONLY HAS IT CHANGED FOR THE WORSE AND IS HARD AS EVER TO FIND THE
EXACT INFO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BUT IT ALSO VIOLATES THE EMPLOYEES RIGHT
TO PRIVACY. WHEN LOOKING THROUGH THE LIST OF EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN
TESTED(OBSERVED) IN ITS LENGTHLY LIST YOU WILL SEE SOME EMPLOYEES HAVE 
BEEN GIVE A FAILING MARK. THIS INFO IS ENTERED INTO THE EMPLOYEES
PERSONNEL RECORDS AND IS RETAINED FOR FUTURE USE IN PROGRESSIVE
DISCIPLINE. IT IS ASSOLUTLELY NO ONE ELSES BUSINESS IF YOU HAVE OF HAVE
NOT RECIEVED A PASSING OR FAILING MARK. ESPECIALLY A FAILING MARK! THIS
ALLOW AN INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY AND OPENS THE DOOR FOR OTHER
EMPLOYEES TO TEASE, HARRASS OR GOSSIP ABOUT YOUR MARKS/DISCIPLINE WHICH
IS ABSOLUTLEY NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. IF YOU SEE YOUR NAME WITH A
FAILING MARK YOU NEED TO IMMEDIATELY CALL THE ETHICS HOTLINE AND FILE A
COMPLAINT AND DEMAND THAT IT BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY! NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL
CHAIRMAN AND FILE A COMPLAINT AS WELL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2014

That woman is shameless and has no self respect or respect for others.
What a poor example she sets for her family and friends. She is the
same as always. Does who she wants what she wants when she wants. It
will never change. It will never stop. She don't care who or how many
she hurts   You can tell how many she's hurt based on the numbers of
posts here. The list just goes on and on. Someone on here said she has
no conscience. that hits the nail on the head with that one

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2014

Laura Touchstone....lol-have you been living under a rock? Lol

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2014

What's this chicks name? I would  love to see what she looks like...
Does she have a facebook?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

I cannot imagine having my name all over this website for years.  People
don't make this much stuff up ,she has to be doing this stuff to get
this type of reputation. I realize there are people like this,that does
not have a conscience. I can't imagine what her family thinks. She
diffently needs god in her life,maybe someday she will.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

Mr touchstone knows exactly what he married. I heard he was a married
man when he met her and she put the spell on him and he could not
resist. I guess the grass was not greener on the other side. I've seen
her and I think she looks like a midget. and is far from a trophy wife.

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

Can you imagine just how her husband feels everytime he reads this site?
I don't feel sorry for him, since he knows of many other men and he
still stays around. She is a pretty girl, but far from being a trophy
wife. Then again he looks like he is 70 years old, I guess he could not
get anything better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

Why not just make a dedicated section for LBT on this site?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

You are right we are so  horny that we think with only one head,its
between our legs.  If you are going to throw it at me I'm going to
accomadate you and take it .  Lol

Name: ha ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2014

WAKE UP!
 

LBT is not the problem. Its the idiots that show her the attention she
so desperately needs. WE ALL KNOW how bad people gossip and there is no
way that any man working in her area has not heard of her. I don't
believe one single person is that stupid to believe that they are going
to be the one to change or tame her. So that only leave one answer as to
why so many men have jumped her.  OVERLOAD OF TESTOSTERONE AND BRAIN IN
THE WRONG HEAD or maybe just plain desperate as she is!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

The post below this guy calls us idiots, he so obsessed that he posted
his post on  safety, courtesy,attendance harassment,denied claims,  yep
he was scorned. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

Regards to post below. Could you be one of the men scorned? It should
like it, are you upset because she is still getting attention' and you
want to forget how you were played, to bad deal with it.  We are just
educating people so they don't get played. Why give her a break.  As
the old saying goes you play with fire and you may get burn't.


If you don't like the post don't read them ,stay off the website.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2014

You guys are idiots... This web site is called  CSX SUCKS not  LBT
SUCKS.. You idiots, we don't care how many people that  lady dates...
Focus on the company... Cry babies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2013

Re posts below about lbt. True dat. She be a backstabbing bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2013

To the post below I have seen where if it isn't LBT way she will turn
on you in a heartbeat, so beware.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2013

I agree with the post below, LBT has some issues, but what is sad she
actually feels that what she does is okay its just a game and she feel
there is nothing wrong with it.  Like the other post below say she
wants nothing from the guys but fun and no commentment, which these
guys don't realize until its too late.  So any guy that loses
everything due to playing around with her DESERVES it!!!!!!!!!.


lBT has a step son that I believe is a preacher, he also has a coffee
shop that he gives all proceeds to the poor, hes a christian, I can't
imagine what he is thinking.maybe he's not fully aware of who she
really is. Maybe he should read this website.

Her husband is a Christian also and still is trying to turn the other
cheek and stays with LBT even through the terrible things she does

I have heard LBT make mockery of playing with guys feeling and think
nothing of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2013

I worked in the same dept with lbt for a while. I actually liked her and
thought she got a bad rap until she hit on my husband. It gave me an
entirely new perspective and I started to watch her more closely.  She
deserves this publicity. I noticed she likes to talk trash about others
etc. She is as fake as a $3 bill and would turn on anyone if she thought
they didn't buy into her facade.  I personally feel sorry for her
children.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2013

As far as LBTshe does like the attention. I'm no doctor, but she
diffenly has some psychological issues. I'm not sure what went on in
her childhood but one has to wonder if something major didnt go on, the
way she acts.  She may be the topic of the post here but no way would I
want to have attention like that. LBT doesn't have any emotional
feeling for these guys, she just wants to have fun, sex or whatever she
feels like.  She has no quilt at all in anything she does, she takes no
responsibility for any actions. LBT you are not setting very good
examples for your 2children.  I hope you change before something bad
happens.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2013

To Jerald Everett:

The majority of your 40 years of railroading was spent coming to work,
doing your job, getting paid, and going home.

Todays micro-management wasn't around then!  You didn't have
officials hiding in the weeds watching every move you made while trying
to fire you!

You can't compare those 40 years with the harassment thats going on
now.  It didn't go on then and you know it.

Name: Jerald Everett
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 December 2013

you people are full of your self, I was a conductor out of montgomery
and Dothan Ala, for over 40 years and yes we had some ass hole for
supervisors but all and all I had a great career ..... with the csx and
I miss it ever day, I also own right at 7000 shares of the stock, most
all of the men that I work with had the same feeling about the
company...were we just luck out that we only had about 3 or 4 ass hole
that were little more that trash in their personal life as well as
their job.....if you don't like your JOB, I hear that McDonald is
hiring......Jerald

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2013

Everyone should realize mrs Touchstone loves this attention. It doesn't
matter what kind positive or negative. She is thriving because she is
mentioned more than anyone else on this site. The fact is she is
completely superficial and shallow and only cares about herself. She
sleeps around because she feels she is so far above everyone else and
it's her right to do so.  The folks in Jacksonville have seen right
through her for years and the town is happier than heck to be rid of
her lying and cheating ass. Her first stop after the clinic needs to be
at a psychiatrist office

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2013

LBT aka ol' cougar CRABS will likely be looking forward to the new year
at csx now that hubby has retired. I'm sure she will be more careless
than ever with conquests. Here's to hoping she finally gets what she
deserves in 2014. She gives female employees of csx a really bad rep

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2013

I wonder if all the boy toys are wishing lbt a merry Christmas and a
happy new year?.
 Starting a new year I wonder if she will try to break the old record.
It doesn't matter if its LBT or another women men think with the head
between their legs not the one on top of their shoulders so the same
thing would happen with any female that throws herself at them.

Come on LBT you can break the old record go for it. lOL!!!!!

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2013

That's a lot of people to say Merry Christmas to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2013

I love the post below merry Christmas to LBT and her lovers youre so
right

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas T&E employees!  Especially the employees who have been
HARASSED, INTIMIDATED, and FIRED by this unethical outfit that calls
themselves a railroad!  CSX DOES SUCK!!!

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2013

Hey LBT...Merry Christmas to you and all your lovers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 December 2013

Legal troubles...

Its a growing trend these days when any company gets wind of one of
their employees are in any kind of legal trouble to take action. In
most cases its separation because the company is only concerned with
their public image. As long as your story stays out of all media you
might be able to go on undetected. If you are convicted and the company
conducts a background check on you, you might have some questions to
answer. I guess best case scenario is you make all of your court dates
and serve you punishment with out disrupting your attendance record. If
you start missing a lot of time im sure someone is going to start
snooping. The worse case scenario is conviction comes with some time to
serve and then how do you explain all that. Hopefully your lawyer works
up a plea deal if it looks like your going down for the charge.
One of my coworkers got arrested for domestic violence...was
convicted... his sentence was for him and his wife to attend classes
and pay a fine...no jail time. All his court dates were on days off and
same with his classes. He lucked out.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2013

J.P.

   Another $50 for what?  The organization Railroad Workers United
isn't going to do jack shit for Railroaders other than Bitch and
complain.  The UTU and BLE already take enongh of our money.  Does the
RWU hold any contracts for members with any Railroads?  Didn't think
so, this organization is irrelevant and will soon go away.

Name: JP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2013

Are you pissed at CSX.. Are you pissed at your Union.. You could do
something about it and Join Railroad Workers United... 

Check us out..

www.railroadworkersunited.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2013

I want to know if anyone can tell me would csx management have a problem
with one of their employees, not management employee though, pleading
guilty or a conviction  of domestic violence? If so consequences?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2013

something I find really annoying is blaming everything that goes wrong
on the Republican party. We used to hear that once the Democrats got
more power (esp. the Presidency) everything would get much better.
Well, we got President Obama and happiness has not ensued. What I do
notice is that many unions, including ours,care little or nothing about
FMLA, ADA, EEOC options, and the many other programs that don't
obviously fit into 1950 labor negotiations. Maybe some LC somewhere
gets aggressive but I haven't seen it.Note that the RR Industry is
getting a LOT of government funding lately (think intermodal terminals
and clearances)and you don't get their gold without working with their
regulations.This means politicians, too.It's an easy cop out to let
someone say "we have to exhaust administrative remedies, etc" so we
can't help in any manner.The old RR that paid for their own stuff and
kept in charge has been replaced by the new RR that wants all the help
they can get.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2013

ACL Man here...

Thank you guys for all of your advice. My surgery is scheduled for next
week. I absolutely have to have it repaired got a second opinion and
everything. I am trying to be objective through all this and I think I
am going to wait to see how the company treats me before I take any
other action. Their actions will dictate mine. I have some lawyers
recommended by my union but will wait to call them until the company
gives me reason to. Thanks again to all... wish me luck under the
knife... and everyone have a great holiday season. Take care all. Be
safe out there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2013

The RR is a 24 hour operation, you must have heard that before. They
call you when they need you...You were on rest, and the board was full,
and that means the board is paid regardless, same reason that you wanted
to mark up. The reason the CMC could not do that is the guarantee. 
It was so much better, with mark up when ya want and beg for a mark
off, or miss a call if ya wanted. You wanted a guaranteed daily wage
and now live with it. Sorry when I say you. I mean the Unions, and the
members at the time that loved it. The T?E were so much better off with
the 100 mile day/8 hour deal and let the new folks starve. It made
working folks work, skimp a little, get a few whiskers and retire in
style.


E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2013

seems that cmc is out for it self when they need a favor there all
calls
but if you need a favor they turn there back on you. If rest days
arent
mandatory tell me why the caller told me that (they) told her she
couldnt mark me up off of rest because there were too many people on
the extra board to cover. But if they were out of people they would?
They always want to take money from your pocket when they sleep in
there own bed at night . CMC is unethical and full of liars things
would be different if they had to look you in the face.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2013

Mr ACl man, make sure you ask your Fela attorney which union he works
for before you hire him...lol  Stay away from Dr Tia Chung
(orthopedics) in Montgomery Al, he is a yes man for you know who...lol
By the way it sounds like you have a few union men giving you some
advice...lol  Ask yourself if there working for the union or csx or
both.... Watch out for snakes csx is full of them......

Name: Busta
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2013

Looks like the state of Indiana is getting ready to do away with its GED
program.  The little fella had better hurry up and get educated.  I
would call him and let him know, but, I don't think he gets very good
cell phone coverage under the Trainmaster's desk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2013

Mr ACL Man:
 You can expect anything, I was off with a shoulder injury and csx went
as far as having someone approach my mom and niece in a parking lot, I
now know who they hired to do this...can you say payback...lol (Bucket
list)  They even got to my Attorney, he was a Union Attorney (TCU) but
didn't tell me until it was over.... So you can expect
anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    And they will get away with it
to!!!!!  Forget about the EEOC to, they found for me, but refused to
help me,  Does that tell you anything????

Name: clint 
E-mail: riley
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2013

i was in the redi conductor program in 2007. i had known plenty of
friends that worked for csx and retired there. i guess it was a whole
different company when they were hired, because that redi center and
rodney brown and neal sylvia were total LOSERS.....ass kissers and
brown nosers. i saw how they ''railroaded'' their best employee
jason petrey. jason did not kiss their asses and they could not stand
it! they fired jason for what they said was a safety violation....not
having his remote control vest totally snapped. but other redi
employees could talk on their dell phones in the middle of the tracks
while teaching class which they preach is a big no no!!! these 2 clowns
are assholes and crooks...when i graduated redi, i made it back to
richmond and quit shortly after. this company sucks and so does the
redi...they were just looking for  away to get rid of jason because he
had a set of balls and they knew it!! reading this makes me sick
because i know what these people are going through!! CSX is not the
same company as that my friends worked for!! RODNEY BROWN AND SYLVIA
ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST BROWN NOSING ASSHOLES I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY
LIFE!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2013

seems that cmc is out for it self when they need a favor there all calls
but if you need a favor they turn there back on you. If rest days arent
mandatory tell me why the caller told me that (they) told her she
couldnt mark me up off of rest because there were too many people on
the extra board to cover. But if they were out of people they would?
They always want to take money from your pocket when they sleep in
there own bed at night . CMC is unethical and full of liars things
would be different if they had to look you in the face.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2013

Hello Gang!!!

I was hurt at work (torn ACL). I require surgery. I just would like
some advice from some Railroad Veterans... Is the company going to find
a way to fire me? Should I be looking for CSX employees to be disguised
as telephone workers to conduct surveillance on me, tap my phone,
monitor my internet usage? I feel like I am in for a wild ride with
this company. Any advice? Any I deal what I could look forward to for
damages? Any insight would be great. Thanks.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2013

Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years:

If you think morally corrupt railroad managers are unjustly protected,
read this story:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/09/1261495/-Wait-WTF-Navy-Promoted-Officer-Who-Admitted-Molesting-His-Daughter?detail=email

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2013

THE POST BELOW IS CORRECT WHEN A EMPLOYEE DOES SOMETHING WRONG CSX WILL
MOVE THEM TO ANOTHER AREA INSTEAD OF FIRING THEM. LBT IS A PRIME
EXAMPLE, WHEN SHE WAS ACTING UP IN MONTGOMERY , AL TERMINAL THEY MOVED
HER BECAUSE SHE WAS DOING INAPPROPRIATE THINGS THEY MOVED HER TO
ATLANTA TO BE WITH HER HUSBAND.  THE TRAINMASTER SHE WAS ACTING OUT
WITH, NOT TO COUNT THE OTHERS ONES SHOULD HAVE BEEN MOVED ALSO,
ACTUALLY ALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR DISRUPTING THE WORK PLACE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2013

{SEX at CSX}...lol     I worked for csx for almost 13 years before I was
set up, harassed, threaten and terminated I seen a trainmaster that is
now with the FRA go after many women and get a few of them according to
him....lol  I seen a terminal trainmaster (female) with another woman
setting in her lap kissing...LMAO The same woman that was setting in
her lap was having sex with another trainmaster a year or so before
that....lol But she was a switch hitter and when your a switch hitter
or just gay and you are willing to do anything  for csx, they will
reward you.....lol  Just like the newest clerk that is now in
Jacksonville, she had been arrested for various things and caught
stealing from csx, but there was nothing she wouldn't do for csx, now
she's in Jacksonville where she belongs.... You guys in Montgomery
know who she is....lol   CSX does not terminated these kind of people,
they move them from state to state or move them back to their old jobs,
you know how it goes!!!  From a Clerk to a trainmaster back to a
clerk..... Or back to an Engineer, isn't that right Danny
Boy........LMAO    Sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut and
don't do your union job (TCU) like you should, csx will move you from
Birmingham to Jacksonville as well, no name needed here, everybody in
Birmingham knows who you are ....lol   I need to write a book.... 
Before I forget, I was told by a (TCU) union man in Jacksonville that
all CSX had to do was make a request and he would  remove any part of
your agreement that they wanted to be removed, now for all of you
people that believe your union in Jacksonville  is ready to protect
you...lol  Get Real

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2013

Yes my husband said the samething but now im laughing all the way to the
bank.  Was it worth it?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2013

my husband has not been working for csx very long, he says that the
posts on this website is lies, i wonder how someone can have this many
stories that are about the same and be lying. He say not much goes on
at those meetings.  Can someone enlighten me?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2013

My husband would say i did not have sex with that trainmaster female
touchstone, (even tho she has a different position  now ) i swear.

If lbt was asked she also would repley "i did not have sex with that
male trainmaster" lol.

Name: Bill Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 December 2013

I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMAN TRAINMASTER!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2013

Is it possible to bring a private Attorney to a scheduled CSX
investigation?

Yes  a few years back  it happened   CSX got him later and fired him
anyway

Today  not sure depends on where   and how good and powerful your
attorney maybe?

Helps eliminate some Kangaroo bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2013

AS FAR AS LBT GOES SHE WILL PROBABLY NEVER GET THE BOOT, HER TRACK
RECORD SHOWS THAT THE THINGS THEY SAY SHE IS DOING HAS BEEN GOING ON
FOR YEARS. CORPORATE DOES NOT CARE WHAT THE MANAGERS DO. HELL FROM WAY
BACK THEY SAY SHE HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH EVERY JOB, SHE
GETS HER PUPPETS TO DO IT FOR HER. THE ONLY REASON THESE MEN FALL FOR
HER IS BECAUSE SHE FLIRTS WITH MEN THAT HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR A WHILE
AND ARE BORED IN THIER MARRIAGE, ITS EXCITING AND NEW. DONT GET ME
WRONG I DO NOT CONDONE IT FOR A MOMENT, IF YOU ARE MARRIED YOU SHOULD
BE FAITHFUL BUT MEN THAT DONT CARE WILL FALL PREY. THESE MEN ARE STUPID
BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT WANT THEM , ITS A FUN AND MALICIOUS GAME,(
SPITEFUL,MALEVOLENT,CRUEL,MEAN ECT..) BUT THE CHARACTER SAYS IT ALL.  I
WILL PREY THAT CORPORATE WAKES UP AND DOES SOMETHING ABOUT HER, UNTILL
THEN SHE WILL BE HERE AT GREAT CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 December 2013

Brace yourself CSX, it's coming your way:

h*tp://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022387889_bnsfdiscrimination1xml.html

  View This Article



Its already started:

Dec 5, 2013, 10:04am EST
CSX to offer health care coverage to same-sex spouses

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/12/05/csx-to-offer-health-care-to-same-sex.html



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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 December 2013

Friend of Family:

So when did railroads find a moral compass?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 December 2013

Brace yourself CSX, it's coming your way:

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022387889_bnsfdiscrimination1xml.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 December 2013

Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years:

That is if you are management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2013

I doubt that LBT received any walking papers. Corporate has know about
her for years, if you go back and read the post for years she's been
doing the same shit. A person can only hope that she gets her walking
papers, but history shows that CSX don't give a shit what any one
does,rather it is cheating, stealing 'ect...they never fire you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2013

In reply to the Retired FRA inspector, the only way I could prove it, is
if I could get the FBI to interview the people that was there, I have
informed the EEOC, but they had already closed my case and refused to
re-open it....  The EEOC did find for me, but would not help me in any
way, so that tells me that csx has a lot of pull with the
Government.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2013

Thanks to the person who replied to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com with the
lawyers info. Unfortunately my Wife deleted this message (so I can't
contact them)and I am hoping that you'd be kind enough to reply again
to my email address with that same info. Thank you very much for your
response.







E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue"

CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX
who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

Nice post, on target for sure.

Goober


Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You are exactly right about FRA hiring too many trainmasters. At one
time, FRA hired from the ranks of union employees. But those of us who
were machinists, conductors and engineers enforced the laws with too
much vigor for the railroads liking. So FRA began hiring only railroad
managers to fill inspector positions. And quite a few of these ex
railroad managers never worked in the crafts. At one time, there were
a
lot of FRA inspectors that held the railroads' feet to the fire, but
most of those guys have retired, including me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does
anything about it...  Let me tell you about my union man.  He stood in
the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man  (Don)
scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up
and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union
(TCU) and told them ????   No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call
yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and
date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend
myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of
Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about
these events, didn't they Jason!!!!   I've always heard what goes
around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust
me it will""   
 
 For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of
the people that work for them, most of them, but not all are former
train masters, that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a
former train master ask me every day if a switch was right and this
same man now has a job with the FRA....lol  You guys in Montgomery know
who he is.... The same man that would stand in front of you with his
fist clinched and try to tell you what to do and intimidate
people....Wowwwwwwww

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I posted the truth about being harassed, set up and terminated and the
truth about my TCU union man (Mat) finding out about it or hearing a
man (Don) in the round house (Birmingham) screaming that he helped set
me up, its under the Harassment section of this thing if anyone wants
to read it....  One thing I can't understand is how the "EEOC" can
find for me and not help me sue CSXT or help me in any way????  Does
anyone know the answer to that?????

Name: ::::((((
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I guess CSXT or the unions are running this site, I have posted the

 truth two times, but this site refuses to let me post my story....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You are exactly right about FRA hiring too many trainmasters. At one
time, FRA hired from the ranks of union employees. But those of us who
were machinists, conductors and engineers enforced the laws with too
much vigor for the railroads liking. So FRA began hiring only railroad
managers to fill inspector positions. And quite a few of these ex
railroad managers never worked in the crafts. At one time, there were a
lot of FRA inspectors that held the railroads' feet to the fire, but
most of those guys have retired, including me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2013

I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does
anything about it...  Let me tell you about my union man.  He stood in
the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man  (Don)
scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up
and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union
(TCU) and told them ????   No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call
yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and
date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend
myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of
Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about
these events, didn't they Jason!!!!   I've always heard what goes
around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust
me it will""   
 
 For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of
the people that work for them, most of them are former train masters,
that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a former train
master ask me every day if a switch was right and this same man now has
a job with the FRA....lol  You guys in Montgomery know who he is.... The
same man that would stand in front of you with his fist clinched and try
to tell you what to do....Wowwwwwwww

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2013

starbuck
          dont think so..... thats why they always win.

Name: Starbuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

Is it possible to bring a private Attorney to a scheduled CSX
investigation?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2013

car repair,
        been there done that !  willard j. moody sr. he has been
appointed legal counsel for railroad unions , his son jr. too . they
have 2 offices one in virginia and one in florida . not sure if they
handle cases like yours or just injury cases but wont hurt to give
them a call for advice.unions are crooks from the top all the way to
the bottom,some people are allowed to come in late and some people
aint.you must not be very good at sucking.be thankful you got 20yrs
in...been thinking of doing the same thing myself.hope that helps you
brother,good luck your going to need it.......dont trust anybody
there,if i had to go to war with my rr (so called brothers)i would make
sure they were all in front of me thats for sure. maybe fra guy can help
you. im rooting for you...go get the pricks !!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

i hope the rumor is true that lbt has recieved her xmas gift,WALKING
PAPERS!!!!!  is it true?

Name: 
E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" 
CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2013

spongebob
        all the managers wont be home , some got to fix that problem in
willard, prolly a trackman or a carmans fault. they will find one of
them to fire im sure,as far as the grain train go
 for a walk if you know what i mean .happy t-day to all the workers out
there , you managers .... enjoy hell!  csx managers suck .........csx
stock 37.00 .........ns 86.00  hmmmmmmmmmmm

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2013

Please tell me the rumors are true! I heard LBT was finally given her
walking papers for doing the nasty on company time. It has been a long
time coming. Should've happened years ago

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2013

I hope all the CSX managers and Union officers have a Happy Thanksgiving
at home with your families. Guess I'm headed to work a grain train
today.  Deadbeat unions can't even negotiate holiday &#65533;ay for
working Thanksgiving and Christmas what a joke.

Name: Company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving you piss ants. 365 days in a year and we can't shut
down for the holidays. So grab that turkey leg and work boots and get
to work.. Our bonus depends on you..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2013

Conductor, for 30+ years:

It all boils down to corporate greed. The shareholders could care less
how employees are treated; they only care about enriching themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

November 26, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

I forgot .. Please post names and location of managers that were hired
in there home location.......thanks so much

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 November 2013

I worked for CSXT for forty years. Not one supervisor out about 50 that
I came in contact with was truthful. Upper manage picks the worst
employees to be local supervisors. It is all about them. They lie,
steal and mistreat the employees. I was lied to by the Trainmaster on
the first day I worked for L&N, SCL and CSXT and the last day I worked
for them. I was promised a watch the last day on the job. I'm still
waiting for it after 12 years into retirement.

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

Serious  question ... Does anybody know if anyone has been hired in
there own territory as manager Within the last six years? This is very
important..CSX SUCKS HARD!!!!!!! Thanks guys have a blessed
Thanksgiving and Christmas.......

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Actually yes I do, it's a slow process and I was asking if this
company
gives a crap about the fact they have useless no good deadbeat dads
working here, if you can read.----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Just to answer your question, No--- Hell No,--- and Never.
Go to work, make a life for yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2013

Ryan Barrs, radnor switchman/conductor, was caught doing gay porn. I saw
it with my own eyes. Ryan barrs sucks dick, literally and figuratively.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2013

The post below I stand corrected the women of 10_20 family/friend of
employee is angry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2013

Wow that friend/family of 30+ she has an angry problem. What kind of
question is that(does corporate care) the reason she is not getting
support is because apparently she is the one that did the dirty deed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Wow! What a temper! No wonder hubby found someone else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Hey bitch!  You are one stupid illiterate women, there was no question
ask of you, so what kind of comment is that? Did I answer your
question.  Stupid!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years:

Yes dear, I can read. And you don't need to get snippy with me. If you
think that any corporation cares about anything other than profits, you
are badly mistaken. The rising stars of corporate America could care
less about anything but themselves. Does that answer your question?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

To the post below about dead beat dads.  If your man gets by without him
paying support you are not with the right attorney.  The correct
attorney will force him legally or he can go to jail.  Also don't
forget his pension,401k'  rr stocks, health insurance, child support. 
The lawyer I got when I divorce was 500.00 an hour and he got the bill
and he got the bill for that.

As far as the railroad giving a shit they don't.  There has been
cheaters (female and male) for years and that's just the way it will
always be.  Hell your top officials do the same thing. If you are
married to a cheater this occupation is where you want to be.

Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Actually yes I do, it's a slow process and I was asking if this company
gives a crap about the fact they have useless no good deadbeat dads
working here, if you can read.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2013

Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years:

No they are most definitely not all like that. But it sounds as if you
have one of the few bad ones. Apparently you don't have a good
attorney. You need to get one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 November 2013

Curious, are all railroad men scum that cheat  and then abandon their
children and are deadbeat dads??? And if not, for the ones who are not,
can u give me any advice on anyone I could speak to at csx that might
care or help me feed my child while this piece of crap makes all the
money and hasn't paid a dime to me in support because I am about to do
something about it? Ideas?? Thanks to any advice in advance.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2013

Old Goober got your Number?  I keep telling you who I am, and you keep 
telling me, who and what I am. I have never backed a thief, nore one
that lies and steals. I can handle mistakes and accidents. 
Not telling the truth is not, nore has it ever been included in that.
The FRA does not support those that are less than truthful, nore do the
carriers, so why do YOU?

Old GOOFY. 
At my best, being nice???


 Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2013

Goober:

I see the shit is flowing freely from your jack ass mouth once again.
You and your corporate comrades are lower than whale shit. You are
arrogant beyond belief and you have no place in humanity.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2013

they treat me bad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2013

I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY DUMB MXXXXX  FXXXXXS  IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME
AS I HAVE IN THIS FXXXD UP RAILROAD !!!!  DAM THIS PLACE MAKES MONEY BY
MISTAKE. CANT WAIT TILL ITS OVER.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2013

First time here in years and what do I see? F-tard pines. Just change
the f-ing site  to pine inc.. How long has this Gd idiot hijacked this
site? Talk about pathetic train masters? Latest policies adversely
affecting our families or quality of life? Csx falsifying injury
reports? Latest lack of safety first? No! It's all about freaking
pines and his idiotic meanderings about crossings. I guess I will try
again in a few years maybe by then pines will have succumbed to his
delusional fixation of paranoia !

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2013

Goober:

I see the shit is flowing freely from your jack ass mouth once again.
You and your corporate comrades are lower than whale shit. You are
arrogant beyond belief and you have no place in humanity.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2013

This has nothing to do with Car Inspection, just the way the RR treated
this slug when he showed up. The FRA inspector can go anywhere they
want and inspect anything that they want, that is the LAW. Now the
problem hit's because he is not very well liked, so they give him some
sh--. This fool calls the cop's simply because he can not handle
himself or relate to others. It shows, big mouth, running all of the
time, get's a challenge and he goes to the cop's and so what. I can
tell ya why this slug called the cop's he was afraid for his safety.
That would never come from the Super or the TM.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2013

Rail Driver:

Railroads have always liked lazy Carmen, because lazy Carmen don't
bad
order freight cars! And the good Carmen are disliked and harassed
because they do bad order freight cars. It has just always been that
way. Before I retired, CSX Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and
Trainmaster Lennon Givens even started harassing me. But their little
plan was foiled when I contacted the Lake Township Police Department.
They quickly backed off when the police told them they were breaking
the law and were subject to arrest. But I received no support from FRA
Regional Administrator Brian Hontz nor his Deputy Larry Kish. That is
when I knew it was time for me to retire.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2013

Rail Driver:

Railroads have always liked lazy Carmen, because lazy Carmen don't bad
order freight cars! And the good Carmen are disliked and harassed
because they do bad order freight cars. It has just always been that
way. Before I retired, CSX Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and
Trainmaster Lennon Givens even started harassing me. But their little
plan was foiled when I contacted the Lake Township Police Department.
They quickly backed off when the police told them they were breaking
the law and were subject to arrest. But I received no support from FRA
Regional Administrator Brian Hontz nor his Deputy Larry Kish. That is
when I knew it was time for me to retire.

Name: rail driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 November 2013

I run into Pensacola yard and am here to tell you they "do not ONLY
hire black carmen"! Its seems like when I go down there they hire
black everyone. I bet if you crunched the numbers of the employees that
work out of Pensacola they would be off. THE NEW CAEMEN ARE SOME LAZY
BUTTS TOO..ITS A SHAME. Their quota is WAY of....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2013

Old Goob is more full of shit than a Christmas turkey is dressing!

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2013

Now take a look at this from the FRA Inspector. He got his panties in a
draw, and what happens. you tell me ! Trust me, old Goob will get to
the bottom, when it comes to lame !

Goober
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Now---
Read what this SLUG has to say???

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

To Goober, Comer, Sherlock or whoever you are:

Whether or not you are a member of CSX management, I believe you are a
total asshole.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

To Goober, Comer, Sherlock or whoever you are:

Whether or not you are a member of CSX management, I believe you are a
total asshole.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

Take a look below, now we have the lame FRA (field slug) supporting the
car repair guy that does not tell the truth. Go figure. Look closely--
he has no doubt that I am CSX MGT. Ha Ha 


Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2013

Car Repair:

I have no doubt that "Other, non-employee, for N/A" is from the
ranks
of CSX management. Good for you for giving him hell!

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2013

The blame game huh? Like I stated before, I took the hit for another
employee's mistake under advisement from Union because in the past
this would've went away with time on paper or 30 days on the street.
A
nd I'm a cheater? Who the fuck are you to judge? Man up and put your
name in it . Sounds like a corporate kissass to me.-----------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr car repair,
As you requested my name is now shown. I am not now, nor have I ever
been a CSX employee. I am also not a judge, nore do I judge others. My
comment was simply that you are a cheater, why, because you lied. If
for some reason you took the hit for some one else, would that be
truthful? We all have to live by some standard, mine is the truth,
regardless of what the union or any one else has to say. As you can
quickly see we have, and live by different standards.

Goober

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 November 2013

BLET/UTU SUCKS .......... Not the unions that we once had..... BLET/UTU
BOUGHT AND PAID FOR....       Period ....    FACT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2013

Alarming trend in union representation:

An engineer was asked to sign a "gag order" as a condition too return
to work...meaning not to discussed the discipline imposed. The union
officer went along with the plan after being paid 2 weeks for NOT
attending safety meetings.
As far as I know; discipline is not imposed under a veil of secrecy
under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2013

Car Repair:

I have no doubt that "Other, non-employee, for N/A" is from the ranks
of CSX management. Good for you for giving him hell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2013

I meant miller,s wife so is hot and has a great body.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2013

The blame game huh? Like I stated before, I took the hit for another
employee's mistake under advisement from Union because in the past
this would've went away with time on paper or 30 days on the street. A
nd I'm a cheater? Who the fuck are you to judge? Man up and put your
name in it . Sounds like a corporate kissass to me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2013

Play the blame game and lose. Same as a driving-- switch seats.
This peep was simply out smarted, because he is a cheater, and went
along with his peers to the termination table. CSX is better off with
out him.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2013

Screwed Over:

Sounds to me like they had it in for you. Prior to the improper test
issue, were you bad ordering more cars than other Carmen?

Name: Screwed Over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2013

Where should I begin? I worked as a Carman for 7 years and got put on
"the list" in Avon. This goes out to all Carman in the Great Lakes
division. If you EVER run across a Gary Frey or Mike Hauck don't trust
them as far as you can throw them. I got fired for a FIRST OFFENSE for
an improper test that truthfully I wasn't responsible to do. My "
union" advised me to take the hit for another employee because since
this was his fault they were sure he'd be fired and the thought I'd
only get a slap on the wrist or at the worst 90 days on the street.
After 14 months being out of work and driving to Jacksonville on my own
dime for the appeal process,I lost. This is utter and complete bullshit.
There are piece of shit Carman STILL working in Avon that have stolen
from the company and admitted to such and it was swept under the rug
after he returned the item. Guess I didn't kiss enough ass or get on
my knees like he did. These men ruined my life,took away my
livelihood,and now they've moved on to Toledo the last I heard. Frey
farts and calls Jacksonsville to see what it smells like. He is a
corporate  Yes Man and keeps NOTHING in house like the old days. If his
grave was on fire...i wouldn't piss on it to put it out. Karma is bitch
you sack of shit,wish I could be there when she rears her ugly head your
direction and ruins YOUR life.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2013

Safety glasses, reflective vests and ethics departments are nothing more
than smoke and mirrors for railroad corporations. All they really care
about are their profits and stock ratings. And the managers they employ
are expected to deliver on that and that alone. Anything else those
managers do is inconsequential. Welcome to corporate America!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2013

I have worked on the Chicago,great lakes and Jacksonville Divisions. the
Jacksonville Division is by far the most ficked up of the 3. Don Jones
is a REAL PIECE OF SHIT. As for the ethics hotline. If you report an
incident the company will retaliate, and thats speaking from experience

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2013

I recently seen Kim millers wife at the terminal and I'm hear to tell
you she is so cute, not sure how he got her.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2013

Loco 10-20

I agree, what the hell are these "men" thinking I haven't seen
millers wife, but I've seen Barrett's his wife looked like a Barbie
doll. I would have gladly run home to her every night damn glad she
kicked him to curb, good for her

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2013

From the nasty way that some railroad trainmasters and superintendents
treat the employees they manage, it would not surprise me in the least
if they treat their family members the same way. Arrogance, greed and
the mistreatment of other human beings all seem to go hand in hand. And
quite a few of the railroad managers I knew seemed to have all three of
those traits. They seemed to have no conscience at all. And not having
a conscience makes it very easy to cheat on a spouse. 

Certainly there are numerous opportunities to cheat while conducting
business travel. But it is not rampant as the "trainmaster" alleges.
However, from my observations of railroad managers, I can easily
believe that cheating would be more prevalent with them than most other
groups.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2013

The post below about  l.o.r. train master Kim miller having an affair
with laura T, I was in Montgomery at that time and I did see him
flirting with her quite often.  I heard mayrumors about those two but
wwasn't sure if it was just a rumor or not. If he had an affair he has
to be crazy I have seen his wife she is smoking hot!!!!! What in the
hell was he thinking.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2013

I agree that if these men are so stupid to screw around take the
bastards for everything he is worth, kudos to the wife that took the
bastard for everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2013

Hey Trainmaster if you really are one

You failed to mention about those special CSX meetings and events, she
has no clue what is going on there.   Maybe you should say when pigs
fly  like the geeko commercial or better yet envision more like Pigs
squealing in deliverance if u get my drift Bro.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

What is your problem asshole!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

I love it when a plan comes together!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can we all say dumbass response from the FRA? Take a look at what this
numnuts is responding to. Good Lord help us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

To poster below,

Why so defensive, if you are not involved why would you care what he
responded to??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

I love it when a plan comes together!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can we all say dumbass response from the FRA? Take a look at what this
numnuts is responding to. Good Lord help us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Retired FRA inspector:

Exactly, thank you. It's a beautiful thing when things work out.  He
may have screwed around on me, but really he ended up, screwing
himself.  Now I'm free and available for someone worthy and able to
commit in a real grown up relationship. Yahoo for me.  He has no idea
what happiness, family or love mean, I do. Karma is priceless.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

I love it when a plan comes together!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

To last post, hell if you do not know that for every time you cheated
your significant other could or may be cheating while you are cheating
at well... We'll you do now. You may think we are "stupid" wives...
Wrong we wait on your dumb retarded ass to be caught with your pants
down, get proof, divorce you, get half and then we get a REAL man! How
do I know this? I am living proof so I thank csx, my idiot soon to be
ex and the skanks that helped me get where I am today.........Happy...
Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

Hell if these wife's don't know what goes on at the leadership
meetings, special training,staff meetings, just to mention a few
that's to bad. If you are married chances are your spouse is having a
fling or a affair. I can't tell you the affairs that are going on  at
these meetings.Also these great hotels they stay at also have people in
from other companies that they get to know also(if you know what I
mean).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2013

The man she was referring to was a l.o.r. trainmaster(k.m.)He is a
married man and like the comment below his wife is also beautiful, what
is wrong with these men. I do like laura but not what she does.

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection.
BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period.        BLET/UTU SUCKS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

In response to the last comment, obviously Laura crab infested
Touchstone was speaking in reference to Mark Barrett when she was told
you that. She's a skank and he's nieve. They also both were married
at the time. Her husband says they always have had a loveless marriage
out of financial convenience he stays with her. He doesn't care who
she cheats with cause he doesn't care about her. I also know
Barrett's wife is ending their marriage because he has never been
faithful to her, which is almost impossible to understand if you have
ever seen her. She's gorgeous and have you seen him ? Don't know how
he got her in the first place.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2013

LBT says one of the most nieve men she was playing was when she worked
in Alabama.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2013

To learn more about the HBO documentary described below, click on the
following link:

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-union

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: arealpatriot.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2013

HBO Documentary on Rail/Union Corruption:

The two-hour documentary will uncover all the back-door deals on how
the railroads bribe local and division union officers....In a recent
"FRSA" complaint case; an Administrative Law Judge sited that
complaints about union corruption ("if legit") cannot be litigated in
FRSA claims.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2013

One day the FRA will be as targeted as the FAA. One loose hand rail 40
cars back, will hit someone one day, and might just kill them. keep the
pressure on, and make them right everytime. The Railroads do not
understand--- holding a train for a bent or missing ladder, nore do the
crews understand, that not holding this train, they just might grab a
loose one one day. Same for the hand brakes, that always work, every
time, on every car. Thanks to the FRA.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2013

Car Repair:

Since the time that the first rail was laid, railroads have always
discouraged their employees from performing high quality inspections.
High quality inspections reveal lots of defects. And if more defects
are found, railroads must hire additional employees to make repairs.
But additional employees cost money, and railroads want to spend less
on maintenance, not more. Time is the other factor. High quality
inspections take more time to complete. And dispatching trains on time
has always been more important to railroad management than proper
inspections. Repairing the defects that high quality inspections reveal
also cause train delays, as well as the time it takes crews to set out
equipment that cannot be repaired in trains. And additional costs are
also incurred when bad orders are set out of trains.

Now, when an inspector does try to perform high quality inspections
against the wishes of management, harassment, intimidation, threats,
etc. often occur. And some railroads are nastier to their employees
than others. Back in the mid 1970's, I was a Machinist inspector for
the C&O at Walbridge, Ohio. I did my job and reported every locomotive
defect I could find. And because I was the only Machinist on duty, I
wound up repairing most of the defects I reported. Dispatching delays
did occur because of the defects I reported and repaired. But it was a
different railroad back then and no retaliatory action was taken by
management. I suspect I would not fare as well with the CSX of today.

During my last few years with FRA, I witnessed an increase in freight
car defects. But neither the railroads nor FRA managers seemed willing
to address that trend. When I reported my findings to FRA managers in
Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania, it was like pouring water on a duck's back.
I also reported the harassment of Car Inspectors that were trying to
perform high quality inspections. That was also ignored.

I would suggest that you file written complaints with your
Congressperson and Senator. I would also suggest filing a written
complaint with OSHA as I understand they are now handling whistleblower
complaints and aren't afraid to go after railroad management like FRA
now seems to be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2013

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? 
 TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! 
  BE FRIENDS  WITH THE TRAIN MASTER
BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN !  KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN!
DON'T LISTEN TO  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS!
HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW  YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX  
THERE'S NO BODY  TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU !
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES
WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY !
 OH YA  ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS
IN THE BACK !

JUST A FINAL THOUGHT FOLKS ALL RAILROADS HAVE YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB
UNTIL YOU GET KILLED ON THE JOB ,GET FIRED, OR JUST PLAIN QUIT, HMMM GO
ON DISABILITY? 

PAID MY DUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS DIDN'T LIKE IT ! BUT THE UNION SAVED MY
JOB AGAINST PETTY CHARGES ! ALL TRUMPED UP! 

ON ONE OCCASION
I DID SERVE TIME FOR A WRONG ACTION  AND GLAD FULLY ACCEPTED  DAYS
OVERHEAD INSTEAD OF JUST BEING FIRED ! DO YOU WANT A JOB WHERE THEY CAN
FIRE YOU AT WILL?.......BE CAREFUL  AND USE DUE PROCESS IF YOUR UNION
MAN WONT GO TO BAT FOR YOU GO THE NEXT STEP IN A TIMELY MANNER

KEEP USING THE PROPER STEPS AND APPEAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN  EVEN IF YOUR
GUILTY!
 KEEP GOOD RECORDS !




WAS BLOWING OFF STEAM HERE    NOT RAILROAD RELATED   WORK SAFE  ! BE
SAFE !  DON'T CUT CORNERS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2013

As a continuing saga I am a whistleblower and CSX hates me. I was
awarded a non civil binding agreement that they, CSX, reverse the
decision they imposed on me. My boss kept telling me I was fucking him
by doing my job properly and all kinds of different things, threatened
layoff, threatened firing etc. etc. etc. That was the first instance.
Supervisors again screwed up and named me in an accident that I did not
do (derailment) and I turned them in only after complaining directly and
asking them to correct the error. A co worker also did the same with no
results and told us to keep our mouths shut and nothing would happen.
Only to have retaliation levied. Along with threats and having my bad
orders photographed and unannounced off shift checkups by the
supervisor, I was tagged for a minor offense dubbed egregious and am 2
days after hearing to see if they will fire me. My international thinks
that they are trying to. Even having overwhelming evidence in my favor I
am on the unemployment line. this is just a short description of two
things of harassment and unethical unsafe supervisory bullies who are
Blessed by CSX the CEO and his followers. These supervisors also turn
their head as good as upper management to improper class 1 train
inspectitons even to the point of patting those who do that on their
back for a job well done or should that be A JOB NOT DONE PERIOD.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2013

As I see it, the major obstacle to having good union representation is
that the good people, who are honest and have a pair, won't run for
those positions. We have the same problem with government politicians,
which should be clear to everyone with the current cluster f--k now
happening on Capitol Hill. Another problem for unions is the growing
hostility of railroad management. How can negotiations even occur when
a railroad has so much disdain for union members?

The problem you folks are having is systemic for all workers and the
middle class in our country. Workers and the middle class have always
been at war with the wealthy and the corporations they own and manage. 
And we have been losing that war for more than three decades. You see,
the wealthy don't want a middle class. They want to be served and
catered to by everyone else. Just look at the Roman and Greek empires
and many other civilizations in the past. The more things change, the
more they stay the same. 

What can we do? We all need to wise up and band together for our common
good. And we need to vote for the politicians that our unions endorse.
When those politicians get elected they generally throw us a bone. And
the Republican politicians that the wealthy and corporate America
constantly support generally just continue to bone us. We need to
monitor how politicians vote and be informed about the issues they are
voting on. The chained CPI is a good example as it will cost railroad
retirees thousands of dollars if enacted. Obama offered the chained CPI
to Republicans and shame on him for doing that. But let's watch who in
Congress votes for it and who votes against it. So my point here is
that unions have lost power and political clout because of the
politicians that have been hostile toward them, going all the way back
to Reagan. And if union members had made more informed voting
decisions, people like Reagan would have never gotten into office and
unions would be much larger and stronger today. Unions aren't perfect,
but they do help us somewhat with the small amount of power and
influence they still have. Bottom line, we all need to stick together
and demand more from unions, union members and politicians.

Name: me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 October 2013

Complain to Union leadership, that's funny. At my terminal the BLET
local chairman is so far up the Trainmaster's and RFE's ass he can't
see straight.  But that's too be expected, the last BLE local chairman
was just as bad.

Name: I heard that
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Step 1
Complain to the union leadership. If the problem is local to your
union, union leaders may be able to help you by pressuring their
members to shape up. However, keep in mind that union leaders work for
your employees, not you. They will not take an action that is contrary
to the broad interests of their members. They may be willing to help
you deal with a rogue employee or union shop leader who is violating
the law or threatening union interests.

Step 2
Contact your state's Department of Labor Development or Department of
Industrial Relations. Each state has an executive branch agency
responsible for enforcing state labor laws and facilitating good
relations between labor and business interests. Each state has
different specific laws and procedures.

Step 3
Complain to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a
federal agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws and has
jurisdiction over union violations of the law as well as employer
violations. They can help you with mediation services and even law
enforcement resources, via the U.S. Department of Labor. To file a
complaint, contact the regional NLRB office nearest you. File an NLRB
Form 508 - Charge Against Labor Organization or its Agents.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Csx does suck.But think about this " We pay our unions to protect our
rights as CSX employees and they have sold us out. Our angry should be
channelled at the unions. The BLET/UTU SUCKS WORSE. By no means I'm I
taking up for this sorry worthless outfit but it's true. Can we
complain to the better business bureau on the blet/utu??? Something
needs to be done fast. The new contracts are approaching!!!! 




                              BLET/UTU SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2013

ADAEEOC

When I was hired we didn't have a strength test to do. In fact, we
didn't even have to put a knuckle in. They wheeled it in the classroom
on a cart and everyone lined up and took a turn at picking it up off the
cart and setting it down. If you could pick it up a few inches, that was
good enough. It was made perfectly clear that per the rules you are not
supposed to use brute force on anything. If you couldn't do something
by yourself then you got help. Plain and simple. Don't know exactly
when these strength test started but there are some who couldn't pass
the test but passed everything else with flying colors. They were let
go.  Switches are supposed to be greased and maintained so you don't
strain yourself throwing them. A knuckle is the heaviest thing you will
pick up as a conductor. So the strength test doesn't really gauge how
well a person can do on other task. Hanging on a car doesn't take
strength, it takes staying power. An old head showed me how to ride
cars on their sides and hang on with one arm completely relaxed. could
ride for miles like that. Good luck with you search!

Name: 
E-mail: ADAEEOC@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2013

Just wondering if anyone out there has ever been denied a job at CSX
after taking and "failing" the Biodex strength test? My understanding
is that the testing is done after an offer of employment has been
extended by CSX, with the understanding that you have to "pass" the
Biodex strength test in order to begin working. I would like to talk
with anyone that has been offered a job, but then the job offer has
been revoked because of failing the Biodex test. It would be helpful if
you have a history of working a job similar to the one that you had
applied for at CSX (lifting requirements). CSX lists these on their
website. My email address is ADAEEOC@gmail.com.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

same   site more info on  atom !


http://whois.domaintools.com/smasher.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

last post  link  bad             use this  one to see who owns  this
site !  

http://whois.domaintools.com/csx-sucks.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW   WHO OWNS THIS SITE ?  USE  THIS LINK !

http://www.whois.net/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2013

LOCO

Doesn't matter if they received a call from ethics or not. Most
supervisors at the big four end up getting one sometime or another and
nothing is done. Might get their ego's slapped a few times but the
behavior still continues. As for moore being one of them, If you  would
have posted this when he first arrived there I would say you are crazy.
But now I wouldn't be surprised. You know what they say! You sleep
with dogs and your going to get fleas. Sad to hear if he did though. He
came to avon with a great personality and halfway civil attitude towards
the employees.  Even acted like he might be human with some feelings.
But then it doesn't take long to change when you have to be part of
the problem and not allowed to be part of the solution! The need to fit
in and drinking poisioned Kool-Aid will do that to a person!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2013

I HEAR KIM MILLER , DAVE HARRIS, AND SCOTT MOORE / AVON GOT CALL FROM
THE ETHIC LINE ABOUT THIER CONDUCT DOES ANYONE KNOW IS THIS THE TRUTH?

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2013

I hate CSX..  Keep hiring those management BOYS to supervise MAN. Lol.. 
Sorriest company that I have ever seen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2013

A little update:  a new reason to run like hell from Laura LBT aka
cougar crabs now also known as aka vomit face and vomit looking
ass...geez I heard from a reputable source firsthand, that hoe is so
loose and skanky that thang is getting it regular from some big and
brown, cause the regular men get lost up in that cave now.

Name: bad asss conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2013

Want to play a game?  Lets play who's gonna get served.  Engineer DMB
next time be smart enough not to tell your hott asss wife that other
workers are doing what actually you are doing my friend. Your wife or
soon to be x is not only sexy and fine but too smart for u my bud. I
will be glad to help her  pick up the pieces here where you left off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2013

Hello All, 

I currently work for CP as a conductor. I am trying to relocate to NY
and have found openings for conductors. After reading this site should
I be concerned? CP is running the same way as the descriptions that
I'm reading here and I'm not sure i can handle another 20 years of
it!

Does anyone know about Selkirk division? Where/how it runs? Should I
just say screw it and look elsewhere? 

Thanks in advance

2 1/2 years conductor, 1 year yard clerk, 10 years service center clerk

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2013

how come the pensacola,fl yard only hire blacks....for carman
position.....?????????????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2013

SUPERVISOR ALERT!!!!!

AVON CREWS!!!!  Be advised that your new TM from Chicago has a
reputation of stalking and writing up anyone that questions or
challenges his actions! Not only does he enjoy this but he has been
known to talk other supervisors in doing his dirty work for him!  
Better just stay as far away from him as possible and when he is around
don't turn your back on him! Try to have a witness as close to you as
possible if you can.  They say he can convince just about any
supervisor to do his bidding so he comes out smelling clean!  DONT BE
FOOLED!  Guessing this one is going to keep your local chairmen very
busy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2013

Thanks for the info, Back in my day the GM's always had the notch by
notch from idle to run 8. Then it would go from 8 to idle in one move.
The Alco's/ GE had a very long throttle that would move from idle to
run 8 in one swift move. It was fun to sit back and watch it try to
work. Oh well history is fun.
 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2013

NON

I believe the poster meant to write "strip" but Im sure you knew
that.  The rule is that you are to wait 1 second between each movement
on the throttle as well as the dynamic. Slamming it from 1 to 8 is
stripping. You are supposed to wait for 10 seconds before you go from
idle to set-up when getting ready to use the dynamic. Apparently the
new technology doesn't have to. Guess they figure the engineers on
csx
are too stupid to figure out how to use both professionally. But then
they were trained by the companies finest. HA!

Oh... the rules are different for yard crews. When they are flat
switching and kicking cars, they can throttle strip all they want. But
then the yard crews get away with murder anyway.

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2013

Does anyone know for sure that atom smasher still owns this site. Could
it have been acquired by someone at csx? How do you find out if it
wasn't taken over by them when it was down and up for renewal?

Name: disappointed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2013

FRA


NOT THE LEAST!!! In fact I was hoping the site was down while atom was
changing the format and putting a notice out that things have changed.
NO MORE VULGAR FILTH AND NASTY NAME CALLING! All post of that nature
will be blocked out. I was hoping he would also announce that he
installed a tougher hacker program and would assure that csx couldn't
go after anyone on this site for posting the truth and whistleblowing
on here. So much for that fantasy!  This site went to hell years ago
because everyone is scared to address the real violations that are
going on everyday in the yards and on the road. Its a shame. This use
to be a site that did make some impact. I know that for a fact! I had
been approached by several supervisors who read this site about
damaging post that were true and the company wasn't happy with it....
so much for any of that anymore!

Name: KandyDancer
E-mail: Kg4cnc@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2013

Worked for CSX ( C+O ) in the track gangs 10 yrs-----OH ..KY..WV .
Transfe Ed to the signal dept for 12 yrs then CSX , ..
VA..NC..SC..GA..AL..FL .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2013

You guys got it all wrong...they aren't going to fire or put that trip
optimizer out of service...lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2013

NON

I believe the poster meant to write "strip" but Im sure you knew
that.  The rule is that you are to wait 1 second between each movement
on the throttle as well as the dynamic. Slamming it from 1 to 8 is
stripping. You are supposed to wait for 10 seconds before you go from
idle to set-up when getting ready to use the dynamic. Apparently the
new technology doesn't have to. Guess they figure the engineers on csx
are too stupid to figure out how to use both professionally. But then
they were trained by the companies finest. HA!

Oh... the rules are different for yard crews. When they are flat
switching and kicking cars, they can throttle strip all they want. But
then the yard crews get away with murder anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2013

To ALL

Anybody using the trip optimizer yet. Heard some guys talking and
heard
them saying that they heard it throttle stips and even goes straight
from throttle to dynamic and doesn't wait the 10 seconds like we keep
getting wrote up on!
______________________________________________________________________

What is a throttle stips? would that be the same as a skip from 1 or 2
to dynamic without a pause?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2013

To ALL

Anybody using the trip optimizer yet. Heard some guys talking and heard
them saying that they heard it throttle stips and even goes straight
from throttle to dynamic and doesn't wait the 10 seconds like we keep
getting wrote up on!  Has anyone noticed the stuff it gets away with
that we get wrote up for. Maybe they should turn the e-rad back on when
its in use. Think its only fair don't you? If these rules are so damn
important that they want to write people up on them, then the optimizer
shouldn't be able to do it either!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2013

it was about 5 to 6 months ago i applied for a car men position,in
pensacola,fl and i received an email say they want to interview me..so
i went to the interview and i new a few of the guys there we were all
good welders and mechanics..( i was one out of 370 apps that applied
,total of 10 were chosen and only 7 of us showed up
)i thought the interview went good and thought i had a chance at a good
job with good people...then a few days later i received another email
saying i didn't get the job.so i talk to some of my friends who work
for csx and some other people who are retired ..and one of the first
thing they ask me was there any black guys in the interview..i replied
yes .the next thing out of there mouths were well you didn't have a
chance..so several months have passed and another job has came open for
a car man position at the same spot but the time i get an email stating
something different  (August 20, 2013
 
 
Dear ?????,
 
We have had the opportunity to review your work history and
qualifications for the position of Carman- 038089.  While your
background is impressive, we have chosen to pursue other candidates
whose skills more closely match the position.

The CSX Talent Acquisition team thanks you for the time you invested to
apply for this position.  We invite you to continue to visit the CSX
career site regularly to explore other job opportunities.  If you have
not done so already, please consider setting up a job agent which will
notify you via email when future job openings become available that you
are interested in.
 
We thank you for your interest in this position and wish you all the
best in your career search.
 
Have a safe day,
 
CSX Talent Acquisition Team)

i talk to a lady at the hr department at csx and she told me she had
never heard of such a email ..so i told her my story and she told me
they have to hire so many ethnics group regardless of skills and she
went on to say she talked to the recruiter about my case and his
comment was if we didn't hire him the first time what makes him think
we would hire him now  

the recruiter is some guy named bob also black and the hiring manager
was black also ..one of the candidates didn't even know what the
difference between stick mig or tig welding 


i feel if the shoe was on the other foot there would be a correction
,,sorry if that piss's people off

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2013

I don't know much about this Frulla, but i can tell you this much...The
Northern Region has been losing officials left and right to the Genesee
& Wyoming, and a few more just recently.

Not only do the employees hate this place, but management as well. 
Just goes to show that you can beat a dog into the ground until he
bleeds, but you won't get obedience, he will just run away from home.

Its so sad how they are approaching people right out of conductor
school to become trainmasters because what kind of experience do you
need to hide in the weeds and watch people?  When I started out here,
you never saw the trainmaster because they were more focused on moving
freight.  Today its like a circus train that brings the show to town,
yet the show never leaves.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2013

UPDATE: Someone posted a while back that Bob Frulla was leaving
Huntington HQ. Friend of mine is in Huntington this morning. I asked
him about the rumor if Frulla was tranferring to the Northern Region.
He asked Bob it's just a rumor. So, I guess ya'll have him for a
while longer.

Name: Charles E Bungard
E-mail: interstate68cut@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2013

Papa Bungard fbook CSX RR research rept. R U LONG?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
!!!>>>PORTFOLIO CHECK: LONG SCREEN NO CSX<<<!!!
WHO BLINKS; BOGLE OR CHAP. 11 JUDGE?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.csx-sucks.com/?topic=hd&start=57b0561620

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Jax CSX Bigelow pigeon cote:
Smacks of pigeon s--t...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://www.facebook.com/papa.bungard
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Crazy Engineer Hank Snow with Lyrics 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWJqe76NGDE

billbilladaada billbilladaada·179 videos 
Published on Apr 27, 2012
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

THREE WISE MEN...

Dromedary, carrying doddering pariahs;
Bogle, Buffett and Bone Head Ned-backwards, 
totters into sunset...

See Bogle p--s away your 401k... 


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Train derails outside of Opelousas
ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
August 04, 2013 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

ETF'S HOLDING CSX
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------------------------------
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Suppose one of many Wrecked CSX Train Obliterate Jax CSX Monkey Bin.
Result:
1 North American Shippers heave sigh of relief.
2 Jax putrefied in Bigelow carptet fumes.
3 CSX bottom line enhanced by $500M per annum.

Railroading is about Ton Miles per Train Hour...
Not razing villages...
Not lying to shareholders...
Not raiding the treasury...
It's keeping trains on rail...
And not in somebody's back yard...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
early CSX fbook albums
Three and half decades of CSX atrocities committed against
One of history's finest railroaders:
Charles Bungard--Chesapeake & Ohio any of my old brothers will
attest...

1. cognitive content bungard revolution 9/11=5-18-11

https://www.facebook.com/papa.bungard/media_set?set=a.173948929324891.55235.100001293545969&type=3

2. Emperor Charles E. Hitler-Bungard's Billion Dollar Auction 2/3

https://www.facebook.com/papa.bungard/media_set?set=a.356771517709297.90522.100001293545969&type=3
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Probe Uncovers 3,500 Safety Violations on CSX Railroad Properties
By Alan Zibel | March 29, 2007 

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/03/29/78214.htm

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Michael Ward, CSX's Buck Toothed Bigelow Bandit.
Blatantly proclaims he's set to lighten CSX Treasury. 
And shareholders' pockets by a cool $96.78 mil.

NOTE:
1955- Chesapeake & Ohio-A going concern... 
2013- Bigelow Bandit--$96.78 millions.  
1955- $96.78 M would cover annual C & O system
payroll-Milwaukee/Chicago/Newport News. 
1955- C & O, very high speed freight/passenger operation. 60/80mph
system wide...
1955- Thousands of C & O trains marked in Northern Region [Michigan]
alone.  
1955- High speed freight wrecks on C & O Northern Region---One or two.

1955- C & O Northern Region-call out big hook once or twice.
1955- Brotherhoods' morale...All for one. One for all. And f--k the
merger maniacs!
1977- [circa] -Jew banker's/Merger maniac's mantra: "Divide/buy-$$$
old-head's and smash them!" 
2013- Brotherhoods' morale...Non existent...
2013- Two man crew: Moving train-Each privately thinking; 
"That S. O. B. would put me on soup line for an extra $10. per day. 
And run this piece of CSXT s--t by him-self..."
2013- Backbiting. Greedy. Hurrah’s for me. And f--k you. 

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/ceo-compensation-12_Michael-J-Ward_VCMI.html

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
CSX Corp.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-359-3200
Fax: 804-782-1409
http://www.csx.com
---------------
!!!!WARD MICHAEL J!!! 
[C hief S harelifter X eroxing Snow... 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Carpet_Mill
-------------------------
Total Compensation
$19.835 mil
5-Year Compensation
$96.78 mil
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
CSX [IPO'd – 1980] is the longest running scam on Wall Street Books.
1976 germinated in Pittsburgh Bad Boy Paul Mellon's feeble mind.
Merge Chessie System Railroads/Seaboard Coast Line Industries, Nov
1980.
Down hill from there.
And I mean down hill.
CSX train wrecks by tens...
Village engulfed in flames -
CSX claims agent on front porch of blazing house.
Hammering on door!!! Here's a check.
And Sign this release... 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Bungard signed on Chesapeake & Ohio Nov 29 '55
Flint {Genesee County} Mich.NW Detroit 60 mi.
Emp # 418519  Crew Caller [313] 787-1891
Fired Chessie System 1977
I fought CSX/IPO debacle tooth and nail.
Bungard's made lot's of  Street history since.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Short: BID-TCO-CSX-SSRI
 
BUY/HOLD: FB-ORCL-MSO-SPG-BARON FUNDS/TICKERS HELD
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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I held these 70's 80's Push: Jim McCloud 'Allright Canuk'
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Yahoo CSX hysterectomy: 
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=CSX+Historical+Prices 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

CSX current scammers:
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Vanguard Pensions'/Fiduciary Bogle is throwing OPM $$$ 
[Your $$$ 401ks] at this turkey like there's no tommorrow. 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Ned Johnson [Fidelity] gave up long-time infatuation with Rail Roads
He inherited this mild disease from his father.     
FMR dumped CSX on Dec. 31, 2010. 
Turkey wasn't flyin'...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2013

HELP!!!


Still cant find out or get an answer as to why Grandma and Grandpa are
not covered under CSX'S bereavement policy. Still digging!! Can
anyone
help!  Remember to mark your calendars so you don't forget to take
the
day on sept 8th to honor and show respect to your grandparents!
-----------------------------------------------------------------
My gosh. You have been here 30+ years and do not understand this simple
matter? BECAUSE YOUR WORKING AGREEMENT DOES NOT DEFINE "GRANDPARENTS"
AS A RELATION THAT YOU ARE TO BE COMPENSTATED FOR!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to know (seeing as you've been employed with CSX for 30+
years); how old were your grandparent(s)when they passed? 

Might have to call Guinness....

Individuals like you are exhausting.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

To Other, non-employee, for N/A:

Hitler had a plan to, didn't he!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2013

Retired FRA Inspector;

Those two NS employees that left with good retirement benefits?  The
first one that left is now on the board of directors for the Canadian
Pacific.  The second is working in a top spot for the Genesee &
Wyoming.  

They walk in, wreck the place, then leave with a golden parachute.--

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Just your opinion, I see it as make a plan, and work your plan.If you
want more go and get it. These folks are just like you and me, just
more targeted on results, they work harder, and frankly have better
ideas than most.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2013

any truth to mat sowers gave up hacking e-mails an was busted with a
higher ups wife or girlfriend in Jacksonville? Heard he was caught
redhanded must of been tired sucking Wolfe off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2013

Retired FRA Inspector;

Ingram retired, he basically left on his own, and Brown was fired for
sure.  Things haven't changed because they don't know how to manage
and run this railroad, they never have.

They are just carrying on the Nazi tactics, and thats the reason those
two bozo's were originally brought in.  You had Snow, now Ward, and
who knows next?  Either way none of them had or have a clue.

Just compare the other railroads to this place, even the shortlines
have a better mentality than this train wreck.

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2013

I AGREE WITH THE POST BELOW ABOUT STAYING OUT OF THE OFFICE. RUMOR IS
THAT MONTGOMERY HAD TO PUT IN CAMERA BECAUSE OF SOME CRABS MISCONDUCT.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

I heard that CSX fired Ingram and Brown. Is that true? And if so, why
does CSX seem to be managed as if they were still in charge?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2013

RE; Too All Purpose Employee's savings advice: Advising one to save
diligently is the best advice to offer on this board. A sound financial
 plan is not only leverage, but a sense of security and a deliberate
effort to provide for ones'family during uncertain times. 

Railroading can be a life of misery when one is living from pay check
to pay check without any light at the endless tunnel.

Money is leverage...so use it wisely!

http://www.fidelityinvestments.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2013

Retired FRA Inspector;

Those two NS employees that left with good retirement benefits?  The
first one that left is now on the board of directors for the Canadian
Pacific.  The second is working in a top spot for the Genesee &
Wyoming.  

They walk in, wreck the place, then leave with a golden parachute.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2013

I firmly believe that EVERY employee working for CSX should save some
money, live at least a little below their income under all
circumstances, and prepare for another job, by running your own part
time business, getting vocational training, or taking advantage of the
tuition assistance program CSX offers. Maybe you buy a new car when the
old one dies but keep it longer than usual, reduce your super duper
cable and cell phone extravaganza to over the air TV, AND FEWER OTHER
EXPENSES. Your personal Titanic may not hit an iceberg but until your
life is guaranteed lifeboats are mandatory. CSX is NOT a place to be
trusting.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

It didn't seem to work for NS either. And when they finally realized
it wasn't working, I understand that two of their employees were made
available for CSX to hire. I believe most people know who I am
referring to. They no longer work for CSX, but I imagine they are
enjoying lucrative retirement benefits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Train Master/Supervisor, for 1-10 years:

From my experience with CSXT, ethics, mutual accountability, and even
safety has always been a complete joke!  Even the rule books are put
together to cover there asses legally while screwing the employee.

CSXT is evil in more ways than one.  The Nazi mentality failed for
Hitler, yet CSXT has never had a clue on how to manage people in a
human manner.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2013

Train Master/Supervisor, for 1-10 years:

Profits and greed drive Corporations. So when ethical people become
corporate managers, a huge conflict is created. It sounds to me like
you encountered that very dilemma. And it also sounds to me like you
did the right thing by sticking to your principals. Look for a job that
requires ethics, rather than the lack thereof. You may be poorer, but
you will be a lot happier.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Every year we take PODS or computer classes on Harassment and Ethics. A
program even rolled out called MUTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY. A program where
we are going to treat each other with respect and dignity. However; it
looks great for "LEGAL" purposes but they don't really mean it. I
held my supervisor accountable and went from being a HERO to ZERO
literally in 14 days. I was put on a 90 day probation period as a
manager and then threatened time and time again about losing my job. I
made a quick move to escape that regime and went into a different field
as a manager. When asked where I wanted to go; gave them a list of about
20 places; and of course; they send me to the one place I didn't want
to go. So I did what most people wouldn't do; and stood up for what I
believed in and quit. I started working on the ground again and had one
mishap; it was a biggy; but no one got hurt, nothing damaged, nothing
done. Just a stupid oversight; and in almost 10 years; that being my
only mess up; I get dismissed. Try feeding a family of 5; 3 children
under age 8, and a wife that hasn't worked in over 2 years on
$598/every two weeks. Railroad Unemployment is a joke, this company
doesn't care one bit about what you have done in the past "GOOD", or
what you stand for; and they sure don't care about utilizing their
programs they have in place. All those programs are; are a way out of
court to say we have processes in place. If they meant it one time; if
they actually stood up for the one that gets it done; then this would
have been a great place to work. I dealt with harassment ever since I
started in management and just let it roll off my back; after 6 years
of it; I finally stood up and said something and it cost me my job. Go
figure.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2013

Who is Spencer Clawson (Big Brother 15)? A PR poster boy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2013

SMH
The vice local chairman is supposed to report to his LC "BEFORE"
he/she does anything. Like other unions with chief stewards who have
job stewards to help them, THE RULE IS THE SAME! If the vice has gone
rogue then he/she needs to be removed. The ONLY TIME a vice should go
over his LC's head is if the LC is violating the members rights and
getting under the sheets with management. Then the International should
get involved. Could be this vice has done something seriously wrong and
has made some agreement with management to give then 2 other birds in
replace of him/her. The LC needs to do a little more digging into this
matter. Hell, all the LC's in the area should be looking into this.
THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A ROGUE UNION REP ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY.
MEMBERS COME FIRST. NO SLEEPING WITH MANAGEMENT. NO HORSETRADING AND
NEVER EVER EVER THROWING MEMBERS UNDER THE BUS TO SAVE SOMEONE ELSE

Name: Dr. X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2013

Diagnosis: 
the crap is still flowing freely out the mouths of RRJackAss and
HoMoNoMoGetaLifeYouDeadBeat. AtomSqueezer must be off whacking his
subliminess smallness schweicher nodule, his brain cancer is terminal.


Prognosis: Death by Bullshit. 

Cure: jump in front of a cement truck on Interstate 99. Nothing else
will cure these old pathetic geezers.

CSX wizened words of the day:  "shut the fuck up, stupid". 
Courtesey of your CSX management team.

Only sane person on here: Robert Pines

NoMo, tell your wife that her next proctology exam with me is tonignt
at 10pm, room 620, Hilton Hotel. Tell her to Bring some extra coconut
oil this time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2013

Or in the case of LBT... Crabs!!!! And who knows maybe fleas too

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2013

conductor at ACCA


Then don't let it touch you. Real simple answer. Just like with LBT. 
You lay with dogs then you cant bitch when you get covered with fleas.
Suggest you stay out of the office unless its important work business.
Besides, what makes you think shes sizing up the packages? Maybe she
just wondering if you guys even have a package!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2013

TO THE POST BELOW ABOUT THE NEW T.M. DONT TELL ME THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER
LBT ON THE LOSE. I WONDER IF SHE WILL BE AS GOOD AS LBT. WE ALL KNOW
THAT LBT KNEW WHAT TO DO TO GET MEN'S ATTENTION, (NOT TO GIVE HER
CREDIT OF DOING SOMETHING NO OTHER WOMEN COULD DO WE ALL HAVE IT IN
US), SOME ACT ON IT. LBT LOVE THE GAME NOT THE MEN. AS FAR AS MEN GO,
PUT IT OUT THERE AND USUALLY SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN .NOT ALL MEN ,JUST
SOME THAT THINK WITH THEIR HEAD IN THEIR PANTS NOT ON TOP OF THEIR
SHOULDERS.IF THE POSTER IS CORRECT ABOUT THIS NEW T.M.LOOKING AT MEN'S
CROUTCH LOOK OUT CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2013

Happy clown


So you got the scoop of Frulla????? Whats happening to Gary Bethel
Then. He is the V.P of the Northern Region now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2013

HELP!!!


Still cant find out or get an answer as to why Grandma and Grandpa are
not covered under CSX'S bereavement policy. Still digging!! Can anyone
help!  Remember to mark your calendars so you don't forget to take the
day on sept 8th to honor and show respect to your grandparents!

Name: Conduct me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2013

What is the deal with the new TM at Acca.    All shes doing is sizing up
all the cock that goes be her office    Does she ever look above the
waist.  I get the feeling shes quite seasoned. Any one else feel that
way.  Im scared to let that touch me

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2013

Retired FRA inspector: You think most Federal agencies are in the pocket
of Corporate America. These departments are part of the Executive branch
under the control of the Secretary of Transportation, Treasury, Defense,
etc. These are Obama's cabinet members. I will not stand by and have
the smartest, most honest, compent, and good looking President in
history defamed. Excuse me now while I leave to get my tongue out of my
cheek.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2013

To: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years:

From the arrogant style of his post, I have no doubt that a CSX manager
was the one attempting to discredit me with his blatant lies. And I
believe it was Rob Burkett. Or perhaps one of his cohorts. Before I
retired I was told that train delays in 2011 prevented him from
receiving a bonus for that year. And of course the delays were caused
by the FRA defective freight cars that I had discovered in those
trains. I also believe that he began bullying and stalking me because
of his lost bonus. FRA Region 2 management did contact CSX regarding
the actions Rob Burkett had been taking against me. CSX top management
then stated that "it will never happen again." Rob Burkett may have
been disciplined for that, but I doubt it. I am sure that no one in FRA
made that derogatory post about me because everyone there knew I retired
of my own accord. In fact, my supervisor was surprised when he saw my
retirement paperwork. I had told him and Deputy Administrator Larry
Kish that I would retire because they would not support my enforcement
efforts. I guess they didn't believe I was serious. But I believe FRA
Region 2 was only following Headquarters policy. I would still be
working for FRA had they sent in a team of inspectors as John Megary
did when he was FRA Region 2 Administrator.

When John Megary was FRA Region 2 Administrator, Conrail officials
often called him with complaints about me. He would ask if the defects
I was taking were legitimate. When they said yes, he would tell them
that it sounded as if I was doing what I was paid to do. In fact John
Megary got tired of hearing their complaints and sent a team of
inspectors to Stanley Yard to assist me. We covered that facility 24/7,
and got results. Unfortunately, things have changed at FRA. But I don't
believe it is just FRA. There are many other Federal agencies that seem
to be in the pockets of Corporate America. Corporate America is
becoming as politically strong as it was back in the 1800's. And by
voting for corporate friendly politicians, voters have allowed that to
happen.

Because I did my job at FRA as best I could, without having
consideration for railroad profits or on-time train departures, I was
hated by railroad managers. They likely looked upon me as an evil
person.  But if I had truly been evil, I would have violated the oath
that I took to enforce the law. The evil people are those that sell
their soul to the devil in order to become corporate managers. They
know they will have to be mean to the employees they supervise, and put
corporate profits ahead of everything else. Their lust for bonuses and
promotions then separate them from any hint of decency or human
compassion.

Name: Happy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2013

Frulla will be the new V.P of the northern region effective Sept 1....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

Why would the TMs want to go to work for Brownshirt 's Nazis on the
G&W

He was worse than Ingram at CSX.     

It gets bad everywhere to help Corporate Greed of the Upper
Management.

I need more   I need more!!!!!

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

Heard Frulla was going to the northern region, not sure what position he
was promoted to. This was from Jacksonville.Scheduled to take place
around September 1.

Name: Cubicle in GOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

What is LBT up to now. I know details from a few years ago. Need some
details. Need some poetic justice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

re: What Next

Where is Frulla going and do you know when that takes effect?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2013

To:  Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years

Why doesn't CSXT cover grandparents under there bereavement policy?

The only way a person can answer that is to look at this railroad for
the way that it is.

They are just the opposite of what they preach to be, they are an
unethical company!

They don't care about there employees, they are constantly out to fire
everyone with unethical tricks & games, and pathetic rules.  When an
employee retires after 40 yrs of uninjured service, they hand him a
cheap wrist watch and tell him he is trespassing if he steps foot back
on the property.

There are a good number of people hitting the door right after marking
up after conductor school as well.

CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2013

FRA Retired
Don't let the piece of trash get to you. You are obviously hitting a
nerve with someone. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND REPORTING!


Question to everyone

Does anyone know why csx refuses to cover grandparents under their
bereavement policy? I cant understand for the life of me why they would
not but yet they cover aunts, uncles and even In Laws. Im sorry but I
think In Laws take a back seat to Grandma and Grandpa. A lot of people
are raised by their Grandparents and I think its insulting to leave
them out. Several people have tried to get the day off to attend their
funerals and were told NO!  Has anyone heard their reasons for this
denial?  

Don't forget to schedule a day off if you can on September 8th. This
is Grandparents day! Show them the respect they deserve while they are
still alive. Obviously you wont be able to when they pass!!!!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2013

Active FRA:

Let's get something straight right now whoever you are, I retired on
my own free will. I was even asked not to retire by my supervisor. He
stated, "I wish you wouldn't retire." And I might just sue your ass
off for falsely accusing me of stealing. A court order would quickly
reveal your identity. You are the one that is lying! And another thing,
I wasn't paid overtime for working nights and weekends. I worked nights
and weekends because FRA management requested that we do so. And your
statement that I said overtime pays me what I was worth is another bald
face lie. You are a real piece of work! 

I retired because I could. I had the time and I was tired of dealing
with asshole trainmasters and superintendents. And because FRA Region 2
no longer supported regulatory enforcement the way they once did,
retirement was a done deal for me.

Yes I did generally inspect outbound trains. And if CSX had done its
job there would have been no delays. I was finding numerous defects
that should have been identified during CSX inspections. If CSX had
made the trains right there would have been no delays. I never cared
that trains were delayed because they did not comply with FRA
regulations. I did not take an oath to facilitate on-time train
departures. I was doing my job in the most effective manner possible.
And because of that, I was bullied and stalked by Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster Lennon Givens. The Lake
Township Police put a stop to the actions of those individuals and
there is a record of that. I understand that Givens was transferred to
Chicago shortly thereafter. 

I strongly suspect that you are a CSX Superintendent or Trainmaster and
identified yourself as "Active FRA." Perhaps you are Rob Burkett.
Regardless of who the hell you are, I am proud of my record at FRA. And
I was never in any kind of trouble or reprimanded for anything. I
constantly received distinguished evaluations for my work. There were
very few inspectors that were finding more defects or writing more
violations than me.

So, you piece of shit, crawl back under your rock with all of the other
snakes!

Name: Active FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2013

Hey retired FRA...Your name is Robert Lusher... I find it funny after
you were forced to quit the FRA that you now stoop to this...Man just
get over it...You got caught stealing and where run out of the
FRA...The facts are that you only worked when you could claim overtime
nights & weekends...You made the statement that "the overtime rate is
the only rate that pays you what your worth"... You where recorded on
video breaking many safety rules...Finally you only wanted to make
inspections on outbound trains to maximize your impact to operations
which you where also recorded saying... The only thing that you spew
that is true is that you are retired... BY CHOICE THOUGH...YOU COULD
HAVE ELECTED TO BE FIRED!!!

Enjoy your retirement Robert...You piece of S****!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2013

I don't think any guy would want C.Crabs to leave her husband. Doubt
anyone would even be willing to raise his hand to say he hit that. All
these years ain't been good to her. Guess her evil ways are catching
up to her skid row gutter reputation. She's aging in dog years. Give
this round to karma...it's a bitch ain't it touchstone?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

This has to be one of the most pathetic companies I've ever worked. 
The Nazi management style is so unprofessional, not that its there
fault because they just take orders from the Führer himself.  

On the Northern Region, management is exiting the doors faster than you
can count.  A large number of them have left to work for the Genesee &
Wyoming railroad.  WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT CSXT?  Even management
is fed up with this circus..LMAO!

Now the remaining trainmasters are approaching conductors right out of
school, trying desperately to recruit them into management with no
prior railroad experience, but nobody wants the job..lol.  WHAT DOES
THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE CSXT MANAGEMENT STYLE?

Its about time these clowns realize that Tony Ingram is gone, and his
unethical practices don't work.  CSXT isn't going to accomplish
anything if the employees hate them, and they do!

CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

Dude LBT has always done what she does. I knew LBT when she first
started at the rr. She loves the attention men give her and it is an
adiction,she has no self esteem and needs different men in her life to
validate her. You say you practice what you preach(or say) was it worth
it because im sure she will not leave her husband for anyone, it a
GAME!!!!!!! to her, get a clue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

Dude-what do ya mean cougar crabs is at it again? She's always been at
it. Ain't nothin new. Where you been hidin? She more large and in
charge than ever before

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2013

"Tired of whining"

I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2013

Laura T aka cougar crabs is at it again....here we go. Some things never
ever change...

Name: 
E-mail: broken_rail@hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2013

With all the harassment and discipline being handed out by CSX, it's
time to band together and do something about it! Don't just sit on
your ass with a passive attitude. I reads all this whining about how
bad this place is to work, but never any action taken break it off in
CSX's ass. 

It is a known fact that this company cares little about you. All they
care about is the bottom line. They deny legitimate claims, pay claims
for pennies on the dollar, cheat you out of overtime, lunch violations
etc. The list goes on and on. And what do we do, we let them with out
retaliation. Time to band together and make THEM suffer.

CSX hates bad publicity. 

1. RCO crews, work BY THE RULES ! There is no reason for you to hurry.
You will not be rewarded for your performance, you will just get
another switch list handed to you. Early quit? was it worth busting
your ass over 30 minutes?? Risk life or limb to help these greedy
fuckers increase their profits off the backs of trainmen?
Get hurt and see how quickly they dis-own you.

2. Take your allotted heat / cold weather breaks. Remember, CSX
educates it's employees on proper hydration, heat/cold exposure. You
are allowed to seek relief when necessary. There is NO time limits
between seeking relief from extreme heat or cold.

3.Walk slowly, especially on road ballast. If you slip, trip, fall
while performing your duties, make damn sure you report it. Most of
all, ensure you have on the required footwear. Road ballast is the most
common cause of injuries.
 
4.No favors! Do not take " short calls" from the CMC. If they screw
up and forget to call someone to fill a vacancy, that's not your
fault. Take your 2-3 hour call. Delayed trains cause back-ups. Pisses
off the customers as well.

4. If a company official asks for a favor, and we all know they do from
time to time to make themselves look good and break a few rules in the
process, cover your ass! You are not going to be charged for NOT
breaking a rule. Who will defend you if you fuck up? Not that official
that asked for the favor..... you can be sure of that.

5. Make sure you are "on time". Being late can invite a charge of
delaying trains etc.  Have all your bulletins, train orders and job
briefing when on CSX time. You do not have to perform any duties while
off the clock. You responsibilities start at the beginning of your on
duty time.