CSX-Sucks!

Asleep At The Wheel

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

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

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

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




Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2016

I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew
shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about
customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2016

Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find
ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they
train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run
company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little
man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork
here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket

Name: 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

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

I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home
wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I
am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered
including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job
open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and
people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not
care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at
Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its
name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership
and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns
running us into the ground..

Name: Defiant
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might
as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I
no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and
yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of
miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX
has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or
concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect
employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee
morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and
rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains
sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and
refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they
attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the
business they have. One would think that this company would want better
numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company
works against its employees the employees work against the
company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Hi:
      I'm sure a lot of drugs get through by rail, and the huge
profits that Americans are willing to give to Mexican drug lords really
ruins their society, but the erratic and unpredictable pattern of RR
operations means that no one really knows when / where the drugs
arrive, which really upsets drug bosses who expect results.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Tickled this guy is not driving.




Name: Jim E. Young
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Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2016

KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees:

You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from
Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains
are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains
are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 
$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural
retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws.
How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar
retirement
package upon death?

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

Not a problem, makes it real easy.


OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train
on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of
the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner
in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment
,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the
same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

Name: Engineer 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their
working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company
made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this
company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim
reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight
to HELL where they belong....

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

Guess most of you know what a Knuckle IS?
Do you ever wonder what a Knucklehead IS?

Those that keep posting the same shit on every TOPIC!

Just remember there is no Honor in checking every friggin box, and that
is on you.

Name: EX FRA
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

ALINE COND

The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the
hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them
for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do
a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of
brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine.
Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action
that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be
done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required
by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are
performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of
service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22.  Per csx operating
rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It
is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should
remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time
to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the
train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know
where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a
new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are
and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they
should but they don't.
If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for
operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area.
Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to
answer your questions.


If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at
317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.

Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2016

The FMLA Issue:

Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the
Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail.
It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about
that folks......

FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!

Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the
-- present situation vs. the previous situation.--

Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY
FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA.

CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies
CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies

Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we
have an FMLA problem !?!?

OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm
going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you
guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe
the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will
get a clue!!!!!

CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON
FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!!

It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How
incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority
of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week
(albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But
nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they
were never threatened or harassed to do so.

So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they
won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr.
Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies.
They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this
 THEY DON'T WORK!!! 

The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their
employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their
employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking
their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these
working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I
see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best
for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when
there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company
loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it
will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! 

From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your
workforce to a point that your employees are working against you.

Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!!

Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers
products.
Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! 
Apparently we make money by Firing Employees!

Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause
motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their
efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of
fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day
making money !!!  ..........

As my generation did!

Name: AP Engineer Retired
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff
Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss
a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?

Name: be happy in your work
E-mail: C@ hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA,
what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that
there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone
to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that
Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much.
Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA
it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands
of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to
keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how
CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up
to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to
blame..but this is CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2016

This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, 
system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??

Name: Safety First
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

ALL CREWS


If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations,
payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as
submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you
need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of
Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all
locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he
should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be
taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and
any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved
immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented
accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is
the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will
be greatly appreciated.

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

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?




We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s
been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?

Name: UP Conductor
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2016

I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly
skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this
goes to the top in CSX management circles. 
Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division
Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called
on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This
is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or
“BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the
train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the
dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max
freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon
arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los
Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings,
calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train
with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended
there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad
years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this
could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move
over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it
sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said,
this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to
believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry
too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more
about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to
translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure
you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union
Pacific ever has.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the
3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned
responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many
failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if
the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I
always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units,
poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management
section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what
Matt Long is doing now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2016

A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing
intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working
men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest
they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you  its has be
illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started
they think we're Chinese workers like  the 1800 read your history FRA
it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees
should be made like  animals bury you when there done  1800 I'm tellna
 ya read the history

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx
northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok
to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a
break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the
heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed
of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety
and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one
has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke
and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company.
I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive
heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.

Name: Mediator
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2016

CREWS

Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much.
Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so
called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making
pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety
topics.  At that time the subjects at hand were as follows:

1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up
information gathered from the company GPS
2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of
a banner test going seriously wrong.
3: Blackmail of arbitrators
4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards
5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place.

We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment:  I hate this
site. I love csx.  He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if
deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they
might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so
many times????

The real Mr. Pines is out of commission!  We all hope to god this
character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need
a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally
lost soul!

Mr. Pines imposter. 
We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in
Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about
it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!!
If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all
railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE
PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could
not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when
we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of
their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our
train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow
order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for
a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its
something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE
GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the
truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses
aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS!
Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2016

PTC - IS/WAS NOT developed by the US Congress. 
Implementation \ programs, etc., is/was.

The RR industry thought of PTC 1st. In the mid 1990s.
Technological advances have helped cut many jobs so............
No doubt with the idea of a way to try to trim train crew size.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program
developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste,
poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has
extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be
picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would
not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and
quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US
is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT
smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech
is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his
helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago
Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got
booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is
booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper.
Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level
performance.

Name: new engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

ENGINEERS!!!!!!

OK old heads.  You got to help me out here.  I haven't been doing this
long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are
coming out.   I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and
slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and
left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short
time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick
up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The
rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no
problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than
continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no
charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine
anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX
mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing.
So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and
came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum
continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule
5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and
found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that
dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do.
I tried throttling  back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a
break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below
minimum cont. speed for the motor.
The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it.  Im guessing they mean
8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the
traction motors either!   Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk
know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book
in black and white.  You can find shit about it all over the internet.
This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell
me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again
because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in
length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be
charged for burning up traction motors!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your
associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military
paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line
colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in
JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a
degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors
University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way
to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least
you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need
a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be
considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a
spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the
credit union. Quitting and borrowing $$ to live on campus really makes
no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition
assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year
credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year
less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city
weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look
better / smarter / more credible.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time.
Piss on this shit. Im out.

Name: Do Think
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2016

APE. 10-20

I agree that Kyle is probably a challenged train master, trying to
distract as many people as possible when relevant topics appear on this
site.

Thanks for providing intelligent responses to his illogical and
ideological statements

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2016

Kyle:
      it's generally conceded that FDR inspired people in the
depression, and the enormous surge in production AND PROFITS came from
taking ALL the money of many foreign countries, including Holland and
UK, helping all Americans. Letting FDR run so many times is almost
universally viewed as a disaster, and resulted in a constitutional
amendment that prohibited that. The credit crunch from the "bank
holiday" hammered a struggling economy, The heavy influence the Soviet
Union had in the administration is still scary, and talking foolish and
inaccurate slogans from the depression is completely irrelevant to
2016.

Name: oreo
E-mail: petroqwest@yahoo com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2016

crew hauler they do not eng rice 12 hour rule 1t to 18 hours I cane from
trucking 10 hour break ha ha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

KYLE:
      If you are talking about FDR's New Deal in today's world, you
must have an elderly relative. Especially as economists usually feel
that FDR's quasi soviet plans extended the depression, and the massive
armament orders we got from Europe, combined with the large skilled
labor pool available and ready to move, actually relieved the US
depression.

Name:   PISSED ON BY CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

CREW MANAGER!!!

YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER!   What the hell have you been doing since 1830
pm tonight????


I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get
through.  I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I
tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk
and it never did.  I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call.  I
have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it
is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show
how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone
each time I called.  I can prove how many rings were on my phone with
each call.  What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats
going on!!!

I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that
it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to
another desk where no one is sitting at the time.
You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that
crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take
your butt with them.

175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and
listening to the phone ring and no one answer.
Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are
you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT
PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO
PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't
believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on
down there but he is going too!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! 
You should be ashamed of yourself!

Name: redeye51
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2016

Hello my true Americans.

Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my
resignation on the table.  I am a veteran who came to CSX with the
promise of a better future.  Well, those corporate greedy bastards are
just sending true America down the drain.  I am looking to write a tell
all book about personal experience here at CSX.  Get your stories
together cause I will be back and share the wealth.  Let us together
get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ
would love a good story.  FTW...let the chit roll.  And stay tuned...

Name: AGAIN!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service
if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they
were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed.

Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the
characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers
qualifications as management claims they can

FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! 

NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND
the track is other than a main track or
the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not
exceed one mile or
The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not
exceed 20 mph or
Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer

The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are
also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the
trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20.  
If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you
have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics
or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do
is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals.
If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance.
Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a
report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment
and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper
management!

Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to
protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again.
You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of
them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2016

To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from
railroading:

Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 

1st:  Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30
yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to
FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age.
Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost.  Check\read up
on how it works.
 
30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS.  Lots of RRers lost credit months for
a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be
eligible (yet), even if old enough.

Big drop in monthly income.
 
If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. 

Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the
monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute -
that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime $$ max.
 Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for
medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins.
which is a must have.  

Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.

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

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

ALL CREWS

It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are
seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and
regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to
recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely
no  clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were
not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal
limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if
they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in
qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and
harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about
safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have
stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for
training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad
works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before
moving up to the dispatch center.  We all know that standing up to
management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing
to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews
back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of
intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER!
These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if
you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA
director of operating rules.  If the company wants to make everyone
qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to
be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to
senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been
out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions
and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire
the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be
qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train
without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON
terminal.
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.

If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately.
 You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to
reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 
317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him.
This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe
movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most
important issue on the railroad.  Intimidation of any crew is 
unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2016

To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided
to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company.
As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our
Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, 
Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2016

Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive
lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week.




They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class
in this country.

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

Fra

Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn
your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when
doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car.
Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes.  Had tm watching them.
Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!!  
how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and
never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they
doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know
they should be with the crap that's rolling in.  What's going on with
that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2016

Yep yep n yep n yep I agree

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded
everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr
is this first place it was even a law down  right  dirty lien thieves
... And labor realations yea $$$$

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

No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. 
[Is any big company anymore?]  Constantly have to battle them. Even for
what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. 

This is the 21st century.  Of course, they want to reduce labor costs.
More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR
Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to
less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. 

Things have been tough many times in the past.  RRs slashed/trimmed
before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. 
Time will tell so we'll see.  

The posted comment in the other section is true:  No one was forced to
hire on & no one is forced to stay.  Hang in there everyone or luck out
& find a much better way to earn a living.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2016

WTF??  
Why the complaining about holiday pay?  RR Trans. Dept. road employees
never did qualify for that (regular assignments like yard jobs per se,
do) - the way it is & has been for eons.   Regarding that, the rail
Unions gave nothing away.  


Doesn't make sense:
People bitch account unions seem to be weak but then they support
anti-labor legislators\politicians.   
They piss & moan because the roads & streets they drive on need work,
there isn't enough fire or police protection etc., etc., but then are
upset with more taxes. On & on & on. 
   
Safety First.

Name: Retired UPRR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2016

RE; UP EEOC OFFICE:

What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases
handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all
cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the
director of such
cases........................................................


This is no doubt why UP, CSX and others are taking so many cases to the
National Labor Board. It’s to the point now that CSX is giving employees
the death penalty for J-Walking. Then, taking the case all the way to a
Larbor Board Ruling. At present, that takes about two years. By then,
most employees have found other work and have no interest in coming
back to the railroad. So, It’s a win, win for the Company. 
Retired UPRR Conductor..

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

if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and
watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T
& E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2016

The below comment sounds like a really good deal to me. Get in the
cab---get out of the cab---release all of the brakes---run to the
yard---get off and into the cab and do it again. Just THINK, you could
be layed off. I see a 7 day a week job that makes 4 hours OT each and
every day. Good lord be thankful for the work.

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

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.  They have been stealing agreed pay from us
for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is
no gray area!  We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking
dog
catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The
one
that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs.  Work
12
hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a
stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just
are
trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they
cant
get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off
their arsess and get something done about it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew
Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take
years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this
point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso
long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why
investors keep her in her position I will never understand

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

It's no rumor.  Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX
website/gateway.

Name: Sponsor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo
stickers on the sides of that beast?

Name: Sponsors needed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could
consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you
probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it.
Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.

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

train dreamer:
For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2016

Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my
dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the
horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what
a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and
respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get
hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes
here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah

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

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.  They have been stealing agreed pay from us
for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is
no gray area!  We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog
catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one
that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs.  Work 12
hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a
stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are
trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant
get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off
their arsess and get something done about it!

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

To all furloughed people:

Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs.
seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be
terminated.

See:
      B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d).
      CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93
      1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Yard Rat:

Not covered in the NMAD thing:

Started many moons ago -- 1985 UTU National Contract,

Article XII: - Termination Of Seniority......
"The seniority of any employee whose seniority in train or engine
service is established after the date of this Agreement and who is
furloughed for 365 consecutive days will be terminated if such employee
has less than three (3) years of seniority."  


30 yr. Conductor is right to suggest that you check your B&O Agreement
as this could have been changed some but the 365 day thing
is probably still in effect for those with not much service time.

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

Yard Rat,

Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible),  
Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).

Name: Yard Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

"Northern Mid Atlantic
Agreement (NMAD)  In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you
were
furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer
had a job."

Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad
cover to cover and never saw this

Name: Ghost Writer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2016

The Ghost of [UP] Chance Gober:


Did what I had to do to save my love ones!

Name: Ichan Industries, LLP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2016

Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO):

We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout 
(LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and
mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged 
for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific
Railroad.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2016

exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off?????
csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e,
mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then
they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000
system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side

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: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2016

If hired before 1985, Trainmen did\do not have to become engineers.

Don't remember the change era, time, but it wasn't always = hire date
was seniority date - meaning for a long time: -- a change of crafts
meant a seniority start-over.   
[Total service time has always counted towards retirement & vacation
entitlement, but not craft seniority.]

Often, usually depending upon an individual's particular situation,
giving up yrs. of trainman seniority & the productivity fund benefits
IS\WAS a lot, too much to readily forfeit for someone hired pre-
'85.
So it's easily understood how a person could be a 30 yr.+ employee in
train service & be a Conductor, Yd. Foreman, Utility Man, etc.

Evidently, FNGs & Other(s), non-employee(s), for N/A, are unaware
and/or just don't get that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2016

Pretty piss poor bait, mr./ms. Other, non-employee, for N/A.

Won't catch anything other than ignorant douche-bags with that post.

Whoever posted that lay off info - should post the truthful fact(s).

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

Get off your arse and go check it out. No wonder you
have been a Conductor for 30? which I doubt!


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it.
What's real?  Provide some facts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it.
What's real?  Provide some facts.

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

Just heard yesterday that the RR in Canada have a lay off policy called
(Unfit for service) that would be sleep, health, drunk, bored, or horny
etc. The employee calls in and that is it, case closed it is over. I
like this, it makes sense.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2016

When the quarterly re issue bulletin for the albany division has 200
pages and within 24 hours you release 33 more bulletins. Its time for
someone to lose their job. Holy shit

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 March 2016

Nice post from a nice Engineer. I can tell he is a thinker.
There over a thousand mistakes in his post. However the message comes
through so well.








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

Just imagine the co. dropping the program - that's what'd probably
happen. Participation is not mandatory.

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

Noticed a post from an employee that felt like he was being punished
because of yard closing's. That is far from the truth. CSX would love
to have all of the yards running around the clock, and all of the
stored locomotives running.
 If ya want to see a yard full of stored locomotives from 1981 I can
send it to you. The RR was paying $50k for a few to leave, and they
were really careful with that.
Reserve boards were established and folks were paid 90% of earning's
to stay home.
Trust me the RR is a good job, and the CSX is a wonderful company. 
Toughen up, be an adult and face the future.

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
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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: 
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 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: 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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

I was looking at all of the folks that are having problems with their
Union. Many are not happy with the dues or the elected reps that they
voted for. Some state that working without the union would be
impossible? Do you know how many happy non union people the CSX
employs, and WHY? Bet most are non union, and happy as they can be.

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: 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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2016

Hope all of you have loaded your bank accounts with
Cash. Those that have the new truck, you just screwed
yourself and your family. The future says it is going 
to be tight for those with just a few whiskers and this 
may be the end of your RR career.
 
Carloads are down across the board, and that means fewer trains. 
Profits are down, and that means fewer trains also. 
If we add all of this up, and (IF) the future looks good you will see
your savior come aboard, and that will be the one you despise so much
CSX.

The company will take a look at the manpower, and protect the interest
of the company while retaining all of the 
qualified employees that it is possible to hold on to. 
They have done this before, many times.

The Certification that you have is something that has a lot of value,
and you should thank the power's that be for it. Time to RR or go
home.

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: 
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: 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: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Most, at least by now, are well aware of the coal thing.

The idea has some merit, is not too awful far-fetched, but that post
will draw crucifying comments. Admit it: Csx has alienated many of
it's employees.  There's not much, if any, loyalty.
Even if lowly employees have & would submit ideas for more revenue, the
arrogant big-shots & their bean counters wouldn't consider them.   

There's a lot of reason why there's so much anger & resentment out
there.  
If a person has half a brain, then sure, they want their employer to do
well.  But ALL workers are pretty sick & tired of being taken advantage
of. Fed up with being treated poorly & expected to be grateful as hell
just to have a job.

Employees out if the field are always the ones who have to give up,
give in, give back.    What do corporate execs. give -- ??

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: 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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2016

In reply to the non-employee for N/A post:   

Missed a word quoting a previous post.  Have no doubt forgotten more
basic logic, writing skills & more than you'll probably ever know.

Earn my keep & more.  How about you?  Jesus, if they pay a moron that
submits posts like yours, no wonder the stock value has dropped
substantially.  It's very difficult to communicate with a sick
person's mind so -- am done now   Post whatever you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2016

Who could possibly think like that?  Only complete idiots that us
taxpayers will have to take to try to care of when they're on mental
disability.

Amazing the ignorance from a 30 year Conductor, that could write a
remark that is so lacking in basic logic, and or correct sentence
structure. Check it out above,,, just amazing how any company could pay
this guy!

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

last I looked CSX was still using an outside contractor in Ripon Wi.
(Madison) deputized to be the CSX medical department and thus inside
the HIPAA firewall.This is a common procedure anymore.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2016

Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits.
Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting
it's doors & moving operations to Mexico.  Over 700 people, many who
have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job.  How long has that
type of thing been going on now?   Quite a while.

No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly.
Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade
agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what
average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc.,  = 
then accept & live with all the consequences. 

If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will.
If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.

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

Check out the post -- Other, non-employee, for N|A:

"...the Company does not like you either....... dump the UNION, .....
join the Company as a partner/manager & be happy......better benefits,
and so much more".


Who could possibly think like that?  Only complete idiots that us
taxpayers will have to take to try to care of when they're on mental
disability.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2016

To all CSX employees, 
The time has come. All of your Brothers have sold you out for
CASH. The union has sold your jobs for Cash, and the Company does not
like you much either. Time to fix this--dump the UNION, stop paying
dues and join the Company as a partner/manager and be happy with a two
person crew, better benefits, and so much more.

If you do this, and stand up, the UNION folks will destroy YOU.

Takes real GUTS to find change, and insist on making things
better--Who's up?

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

Kind of agree APE - it's about the principal.

CSX Trans. & all the BS has ruined employee morale &
lots of workers in each & every craft have poor attitudes.

Employees should want the company to do well. 
Working for this outfit is not a job - it's all too often a
hellish, miserable adventure each & every day.  The benefits
& pay that can be earned do not make up for being taken advantage
of & treated awful.        

No one needs to be concerned about csx officials that are A--holes
& how they do.   All too many of those should be crap-canned, put to
work where they truly belong:  digging latrines \ building & cleaning
outhouses for a living.
The good ones will always do just fine in their careers & life.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2016

No one this Ignorant could run a locomotive.



Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop
that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near
the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would
u
have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an
any
doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your
agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep
your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about
something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the
toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop
that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near
the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would u
have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an any
doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your
agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep
your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about
something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the
toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags

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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2016

recent WSJ article (front page of second section?) said FRA is charging
much higher fines than before, supposedly cracking down.

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!  

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

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2016

T/E is all about the hire date. I was hired as a Fireman in 1963 and
lost that in 1964. Some RR's were still hiring Firemen in 1977. The
guys that hired on in front of me in 1962, went to Engineer and
retired. That is how it worked then and does today. Now picture this
part of history. Steam Fireman was refused promotion in 1950, had to
fire diesel for the rest of his career.

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: 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: 
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: 
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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of
depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and
badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on
you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan
your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our
Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into
a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill,
welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts +
relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition
assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend
less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better
(thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close
your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture
conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining
seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but
tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you
to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you
underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's,
etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range
busy!

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: 
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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you
(CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer
these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear
that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

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

just fyi Oscar Munez - formerly of CSX - now with the airline industry,
had a heart attack in Sept. and just now had a heart transplant.

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

To all CSX employees.

Just a short question, answer if you can.

Do you know of any Conductor, that was forced to Choo Choo school that
failed to qualify and was terminated? Just wondering if they fell back
to a Conductor fixture, or were terminated?

Thanks for your response.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 December 2015

Very sad. True though.
Long story short:  Corporate big-shots know before most what to expect
business-wise & are compensated mega bucks to make the right decisions.



Not all thankfully, but too many union bosses aren't any better -
local, all the way to the top.  And some wonder why membership \
participation \ support is way down these days.  DUUHHHHH.

Name: Knuckleheads
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2015

How brilliant are our corporate leaders you ask?

AFTER the stock split on June 16, 2011 CSX stock sold for $25.32 on
June 21, 2011. 
Yesterday, December 17, 2015, CSX stock sold for $25.60. 
In 4 1/2 years, these knuckleheads managed to grow our stock by 28
cents. They have obviously earned every single one of the millions of
dollars in bonuses they've collected. 

Great work if you can get it.

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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2015

CSX will pay for college courses sucessfully completed that lead to a
degree in a general related field. It does NOT mean that you must get a
degree in RCO technology, nor does it mean that you must pay for a
course that will fit the degree requirements but might have a mini 1
hour pod version that of course does not satisfy the degree
requirements. I have been told that some supervisors refuse to sign the
forms to save the company money. If the union will awaken and discuss
this with the IRS, the few supervisors still reluctant could easily
lose their jobs. So no, it does NOT relate to your JOB, except in the
most general way. Call the folks in JAX and ask. And yes, I know people
who have taken nice electives because the degree requires you to take
some to fulfill the requirements. And yes, I know a terminal
superintendent that is repeatedly violating all kinds of federal
regulations, and will probably disappear in 2016.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

Aren't clerks members of the Transportation Communications
International Union, - not the United Transportation Union?

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: 
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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2015

This post is just pure BS by someone that resents those that have a
right to move, and support their family. Everyone protects their
livelihood, and feels a sense of ownership and that is understood,
however based on seniority this is how it was intended to work. Short
whiskers will loose every time.



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: 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: 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: 
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: 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

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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 
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: 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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2015

Working for this so called RR CSX and the changes I have seen are
horrific I have seen several people get divorced and loose their family
I have seen friends die as a result of Un safe conditions I have seen
people and friends loose there job as a result of constant working
because of the absenteeism policy and make a mistake I can't wait
another 3 years so I can go out on disability. I used to like my job
now I dread coming in. Taking my son camping for labor day weekend so
go fuck off Mr Ward

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: 
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: Ben There
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2015

Management GREED!

I have always said that if CSX failed as a company it would be because
of Upper Management Greed.  Most all of the people holding this level
of employment, are somebody's BOY.  All they are interested in is Big
Salaries, Raises. Stock options and Bonuses.  CSX is again getting too
top heavy with Management that really does not know anything about
Railroading.  Stock prices have been on the decline all year of 2015
and now in late August there seems to be no hope for recovery before
years end.  Too many upper management people have been seen to drop
large numbers of stock back ion March and April and looks too close to
be insider trading.  Wake up CSX  and correct your problems and get the
attraction of investors again.

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

merger will be great for me i could put a little money in my pocket
before i leave. but the new people you are screwed   sorry

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: 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 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2015

Well he's probably furloughed since he's on the Huntington
Division..so he's not getting a check. And truthfully what he said was
the truth. So I don't think he's a dumb dumb..just a man who tells it
like it is..

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

This guy is the Dumb Dumb of the year. Wonder who provides his pay
check. LOL LOL
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 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: 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: 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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 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: 
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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2015

Many things changed, got modern.
Rail workers & their unions "featherbedded" as much as they could for
as long as they could.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2015

Does anyone remember the Day the Caboose left.
The rear 2 moved to the Locomotive. Now we have 2 in the front and 2 in
the trailing second unit. At times in some states we had 3 in the lead
locomotive and 2 more in the trailing unit. The CSX paid them all, put
them up, and fed them. Now keep on paying those dues, and bitching
about the CSX. The UNIONS and your former Brothers sold your ass out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2015

DOT is all you have. Driving is driving, has no relation to the
RR. The company you work for has a relationship with the RR. That is
how they keep it in house.

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: 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: 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: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 June 2015

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 .....

Bet he makes more than you do, and has better bennies and hours. Who is
the dumb one? HA HA seems kinda funny but true.

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

Me and Cindy will see you CSX guys soon.

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

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

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

Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues:

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

Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews.

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

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

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

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

Amtrak accident:

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

And now to politics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 Name: Coal River
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: FTW
E-mail: 
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: Laughing 
E-mail: 
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: 
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: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Asleep at the wheel:

1. Stockholders
2. csx board of directors
3. upper level management
4. management
5. rail union members \ employees
   rail unions

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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2015

I have been reading posts and posting on CSX-Sucks for about 2-1/2 years
now and have recently noticed a big increase in activity here. So is it
any wonder that moles like the one that posted yesterday are also
starting to pop up?

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: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 February 2015

Talk about a good old American railroad coming in to crunch a recovering
economy by taking over a 15% increase on costs in less than 30 days.
They are pushing people into early retirement or risk being released
early to make their share holders more money.  They're making hand
over fist and now they are plotting their pricing to resemble a
expedited OTR service vs. the crappy, always late and always a problem
service they provide.   They're now going to cripple our economy by
making shippers have to pay more for their service which ultimately
will be passed on to the consumers.  Way to go CSX.... starting to
smell like Wal-Mart!

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

I see a few post from the kid's that are on leave from their xbox. My
comment is centered on CSX as a Corp. I see the concern's for rest
days and time off, and that point seems to only apply to T/E. The only
short checks are T/E, the long hours are only T/E. 
The horrible managers are every manager. If just one of T/E was moved
to an air conditioned office with a company car, and an expense
account, the stress would kill them.
 The trades have for years been at odds with managers, preaching never
go there, pay's less and they are suck asses. So far from the truth.
 New TM'S are educated, inexperienced, and in need of acceptance. I
suggest ya meet them, greet them, and accept them. They will remember
you down the road.
 One more point that need's to be made is about the dummies that are
running this company. Just hope they can stay dumb enough to sell
enough freight to make payroll, when many make over 70k per year, and
most over 40k. Not to bad in my humble opinion.

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: 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: 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: 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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You seem to only partially grasp the situation at hand. Railroad
management would oppose the change to an on-call policy because it
would require them to hire more employees, and that would decrease
profits. You are right about the quality of life improving for T&E
employees as well as there being an improvement in safety, but railroad
management could care less about the quality of life for their employees
or having a safer operation. Corporate managers are generally just
greedy bastards that are only interested in feathering their own nests
by increasing corporate profits at any cost.

The FRA website only gives lip-service to safety, and doesn't cost
them or the railroads a dime. Just like the tired-assed Operation
Lifesaver that is run by volunteers. The recommendation for coffee and
naps while on duty is extremely laughable. In who's dreams would
trainmasters stop trains and supply crews with hot coffee? The only
time those assholes stop trains is when they are trying to fire the
crews. And in who's dreams would crews be allowed to sit in a siding
to take a nap?

Your comment that crews are too afraid to do anything but moan
anonymously on the Internet is an uninformed statement. It is the
Federal Railroad Administration that is supposed to be keeping the
railroad workplace safe for employees and the general public. And the
only thing that will tear down the close and friendly relationship that
FRA has with railroad management is the U.S. Congress. But they too are
nothing but whores for corporations and the wealthy. 

So if working people keep voting against their own best interests by
voting Republican, the plight of American workers will continue to get
worse. I just wonder how many UTU and BLE members vote for Republicans
when the heads of their unions tell them not to? It doesn't take a lot
of common sense to realize that voting Republican is a poor choice for
union members, especially with all of the Republican governors that are
pushing anti-union laws such as "right to work."

So whoever the poster is that I am now addressing, he or she did get a
lot right. But I felt the need to challenge a few statements and set
the record straight for my friends that are members of the UTU and BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2015

Retired FRA Inspector that is quite an unfortunate state of affairs
indeed.

The tragedy of this is quite large if you consider that train crews
have ended up being asleep and then dead along with anyone that was in
their path and then posthumously blamed for their own demise.

http://railroadersleep.org/ This FRA website gives tips from old hands
who relate stories of their near death experiences from habitual
chronic sleep deprivation. They recommend coffee and naps at work and
say it is hard to get any sleep anywhere but at work when on call
24/7/365.

How many hard working dedicated crew members have been killed trying to
conform to this system when faced with the option of continue working a
job they worked so hard to advance in for so many years under
dangerously fatigued conditions or be terminated for calling out and
lose a retirement plan that is exclusive to railroads.

When entire crews are found asleep in an accident the mere fact that
this can happen at all suggests it is a systematic problem.

It seems everyone knows this including the unions, the railroads and
the crews themselves and beyond the crews at risk of termination and
death but too afraid to do anything about it beyond moan anonymously on
the internet they would rather die than lose their jobs and retirement
it seems.

So everyone is rolling the dice and hoping they don't come up snake
eyes because its how it is done on the railroad and no ones gonna
change that?

I would suspect the quality of life, the increased profits, the
improved safety records that would result from a 16/7/365 change to on
call policy and giving crews even just 8 hours of scheduled rest in
every 24hour period regardless of their last shift would be fought
tooth and nail for all the wrong reasons. 

Human Biology is not going to change any time soon either
unfortunately.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2015

To Other, non-employee, for N/A,

FRA needs to address this unethical and dangerous practice of calling
T&E employees for duty at unpredictable times. It's not as though FRA
isn't aware of this practice, because I'm sure they have received
numerous complaints. The problem is that FRA is in the pockets of
railroad management. I witnessed this firsthand before I retired as an
inspector. In fact that is exactly why I retired. Unless FRA is forced
by Congress to regulate crew calling practices, they will do nothing.
And with the current Republican majority in both Houses, railroads will
push their unethical and dangerous practices to the limit. Unfortunately
it will take a tragedy of high magnitude to change things now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I guess the real question I have is why has there never been an on call
16/7 365 policy put in effect?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I have a question about extra board work practices...

from what I have learned when you are working a shift of 12 hours you
at least get 10 hours off and can use that time to go directly to sleep
and be rested for anything they can throw at you after that 10 hours...

is there any way of getting a chance for 8 hours of sleep when you are
on call and have not worked a shift but have been awake and expecting
to be called but never called?

is there any advanced warning system that will give you time to rest
when on call 24/7 365 days a year?

or does CSX expect you to be frozen in a cryogenic tube and thawed when
they need you then refrozen till called again?


this has less to do with wanting to take time off for personal reasons
and more to do with understanding if CSX and the railroads in general
have a basic disregard for human biology and the effects of sleep
deprivation on performance and safety.


are the railroad unions so inept and powerless that in 200 years of
operation there has not been a system setup to guarantee that train
crews actually have alotted time to rest that is required by the
biology of the human body?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2015

The listed below post is some piss poor advice. The cert is issued by
the carrier not the FRA. Telling a company trainer what their job is
might just get you a bunch of LEARNING. This poster must have been
outdone a little on the sim by others, so what who cares. Trying to
tell the reason why is a problem, and now he wants to confront
others,,, wow way out of line. Guaranteed fat NOSE.



E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old
crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to
have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

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: bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

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: 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: d
E-mail: complaint@aol.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2015

Great website. Where is the petitions?

I have been looking for information on FMCSA saying 18 hours awake is
like driving drunk. It's on the mythbusters.



FMCSA NCCDB COMPLANTS 888-DOT-SAFT
•Passenger Carrier (Motorcoach/Bus/Van/RAIL-CREW TRANSIT) drivers.
Don't let the FMCSA guy till you they don't take complaints. He might
send your complaint to or State Highway pitrol OR transit.
only 60 day after event are you allowed to complaint about force
dispatching tired drivers. HOS force dispatched tired or sick. or no 
relief driver. 
http://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov/

OSHA or the NLRB.
If you file with either of these two, make sure they agents don't mess
up you affidavit. Don't take an affidavit on the spot nor let them with
hold your evidence, or take a second affidavit. Don't let the
investigator or agent talk you into  withholding your evidence so they
can spoon feed your employer, hence don't have to give the other side
everything. 

NLRB wont let you have any data from your employer.
osha has a somewhat open case. You can address you reprimands. but if
you don't ask the agent wont tell you.
 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.


NCSL DROWSY DRIVING.
http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/summaries-of-current-drowsy-driving-laws.aspx


Don't rely on labor board to help you. There must be two of you and
they will likely discard you complaints.


Where is the private contracted passenger motor carriers protection?
IS A PRIVATE CONTRACTED CREW TRANSPORT DRIVER COVERED UNDER ANY OF
THESE? 


FRSA/FRA, under contractors or subcontractors?
NTSSA, NATIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM SECURITY ACT.
STAA,  SURFACE TRANSIT 
NHTS,  NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSIT 
Secretary of Transportation, 
Secretary of Homeland Security, 
National Transportation Safety Board.
 PUT THE WORDS AUTHORITIES AND BOARD IN PLACE OF ACT WHEN SEARCH THE
WEB.

WHERE ARE THESE REGULATORS OR ENFORCERS? Federal, State, or local
regulatory or law enforcement agency.

WHAT ARE THE MOST LIKELY COURTS?


SEARCH FOR CENTURY CODES, REGULATIONS, LAW, ACTS AND CODES.

WHERE IS DRIVER FATIGUE PROTECTION WHEN FORCE DISPATCHED? 

YOU LOSE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN VENT ONLINE, OR AT AN INVESTIATOR OR AGENT.
POST KINDLY. DONT USE NAMES OF PEOPLE OR BUSINESSES. USE TOPICS, AND
SYNOMINS. LIKE EMPLOYER OR BOSS. KEEP TIME LINES. ALWAYS BE ANONYMOUS.

DONT STOP TRYING TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. 
Drive safe,
Anony Mous

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

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: 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: BIG JOKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2015

INVESTORS


The company is once again starting off 2015 just as expected. In the
last 3 weeks they have managed to lose the location of trains or the
identification of their contents. A crew went to get a train 5 days ago
that was supposed to be a loaded train with 4 engines. The crew
couldn't get a work order for the thing to begin with. The work order
department didn't have a single bit of info on the train. They did
however send a sheet of paper with 4 engine numbers on it. When the
crew arrived at the trains location there were only 3 engines and the
train was empty.  You think this is a rare incident, THINK AGAIN! Now
the question you should be asking yourself is, what are you going to do
and what is your company going to be worth when they lose a key train
with highly sensitive chemical cars that are listed as terrorist
interest materials used for mass destruction. 
Better wake up and start taking a look at the internal departments and
start investing in your personal savings account!
HOW THE HELL DO YOU LOSE THE LOCATION OR THE CONTENTS OF A TRAIN. THIS
ISNT YOUR CAR KEYS OR YOUR WALLET. BIG PROBLEM HERE!

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

Love this site........

Name: Blank
E-mail: Blank
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2015

Does anyone know if csx got the 300 voluntary buyouts? Will there be
involuntary separations and if so when and what departments?

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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

Look's like KYLE is on board at 12 year's of age!

Gotta love the interest,, but maybe a little more time will bring him
around.

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: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2014

This note is for di,s and any block operators that are still out there,
i know what you guys do and you have that attitude at times, yea like i
dont care let that crew out law and rot there forever, yes you peeps do
and do it too, cost of a taxie,ot and you dont care rats ass about it
unless you are the ones sitting out in 10 buck 2 for 5 hrs or 16. you
have yer 8 hr gig and go home to a nice dinner and you family and
forget all about the men who are out in the field doing the REAL WORK,
ITS sure not you guys sitting a comfy office, and then when we outlaw,
its are fault, i am not the one who gave me a junk engine that could
not haul the tonnage, its was you peeps who did that, the ones wo
should have had the brains to say you can not move a 17 thousand train
over the rr at even 30 mph with 3 old 1500 hp units, all you say is oh
its level rr you can make it, yea like at 10 mph, when will you fuck
heads wise up??"??

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2014

wish a lot of you dudes would have known me, esp when ya got on the
ground, he he i was a master re railing car and locos if it was not
real bad and to you sig maintainers  yea dam right i knew and still do
know how to cherry pic those electric lock switches, ha ha done it many
times.

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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2014

RETIRED.

Oh by the way this guy was the past GC for the BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2014

RETIRED.
Similar incident with speed and road crossings.I ASKED the Engineer to
reduce speed and blow the crossings correctly. He said F--- you and we
survived. I remember it so well, did nothing, never called the
Conductor, never told the Conductor. As a brakeman alone with the
Engineer every trip it was the smart thing to do, but not the right
thing to do. He ran through crossing after crossing with no bell or
whistle, and said the SOB's will not stop anyway! 





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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 November 2014

Retired FRA

Yes you did, and you are doing much better, and I THANK YOU FOR THAT.

GOOD JOB

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: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 October 2014

To the unnamed poster:

Seems I struck a nerve.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2014

CSX is always looking for new TM's simply because they need them.
At times they come from the trades or from the street. Same as they do
for Every employee. If for some reason you think a young collage grad
is dumber than you. Might be true, but the odds are on against you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2014

Mr FRA

You have no idea what an annual review for a CSX manager might be. You
just keep on spouting ,,,What you think.
JEEZ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2014

Last week got called for a train...died on line of road....sent back to
home terminal...next day called for a train....happened to be the same
one....again died on line of road.....went to away from home
terminal....got back home a day later ....got called for work and low
and behold it was the same on I died on 3 days ago...sat on it for
seven hours ...finally a run to the yards....made it to the east end
and died again with it still fouling the west end...must be the new
normal for how tomorrow moves...lol...what a frickin joke....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2014

Most new managers csx hires would not know how to pour piss out of a
boot....let alone try to run a railroad.....

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
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: 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: Pissed at CSX
E-mail: lawyer09@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2014

I am a long-time resident of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and older,
well-established suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. 

Sadly, the CSX railroad tracks run diagonally through our nice little
town--meaning that you'll be blocked their poorly-maintained trains
not once, not twice, but a whopping three times. 

Evergreen Park, IL is in very close proximity to dozens of southwest
side suburbs. In essence, you could say the suburbs in this area are
wall-to-wall (to coin an old, cliche). More importantly, Evergreen
Park, IL is home to a major hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital.


And our neighbor to the west, Oak Lawn, is home to another--even
larger--hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center. Both hospitals take
all the emergency calls from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments
within about a five to seven mile radius. Additionally, Advocate Christ
Medical Center is a trauma center for all the gunshot victims on the
south and southwest sides of Chicago (if you've ever toured these
neighborhoods, you'll instantly see that it is rife with the lifestyle
that creates dozens-and-dozens of gunshot victims).

Well, back to the original storyline: CSX Railroad. 

Without exception, our quaint little town, Evergreen Park, IL, is held
hostage on a daily basis due the the utter incompetency of this
pathetically outdated railroad company. 

For whatever reason, CSX Railroad has decided that the train tracks
that run diagonally through Evergreen Park should be its personal
parking lot. 

Conservatively speaking, I'd say that CSX railroad blocks traffic in
Evergreen Park, IL approximately 30 times monthly. Remember, folks: I
stated CONSERVATIVELY.

And when this poor excuse for a railroad decides to block traffic, the
blockage oftentimes lasts for ONE HOUR OR LONGER. 

Not only does this create mayhem and chaos in the center of town, it
blocks emergency vehicles from 14-15 suburbs from reaching their
intended destinations: Little Company of Mary Hospital; and Advocate
Christ Medical Center.

As I sit stalled in traffic due to the utter incompetence of CSX
railroad, staring at a Chicago Fire Department ambulance doing the
same, I can only wonder how many people have died inside ambulances due
to being held captive by the boobs who operate CSX.

Complaints to the Evergreen Police Department, to the Evergreen Park
Trustees, and the Mayor seem to fall upon deaf ears. Yeah...they
promise to resolve the problem, but rarely--if ever--fail to address
the root cause--a 1920s style railroad trying to operate in the 21st
century.

To give the citizen of Evergreen Park some "sense" of action, the
village posts nonsense verbiage on the Village Hall electronic
billboard, asking frustrated citizens to call CSX Railroad...as if that
is going to do any good.

For myself, at least, I'm moving the h____l out of Evergreen Park, and
CSX railroad is the final nail in the coffin that perpetuated my move.
But for the elderly citizens of Evergreen Park--of which there are
many--they will be forced to suffer the ignominy of having to deal with
captivity, loud air horns, and the outright ignorance of the CSX
Railroad management.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cods wallop
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

The overriding problem at CSX is a lack of institutional memory in all
levels. They front level management knows they have crossed the line
into darkness, and for the most part, we don't want their sorry asses
back working with us. So they're in the position of having to impress
their equally incompetent superiors with their enthusiasm and ass
kissing.  Higher than that, the equally moronic directors and such, who
couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the
heel, can't recognize policies and procedures that fail over and over.
Most recently, they are once again insisting that every shove move in
the yards be protected, even if you know the track can hold the cars,
and the current rules seem to permit it. We're getting many 100 car
tanker trains for inspection, and they're bad-ordering 5-6 cars a
train. I guess their intent to to call an extra yard job, with people
they don't have, to switch these cars out.  We had 3 trains delayed
1-2 hours because CMC was too busy to get them called. And that's what
CMC told the train master. Lol.  Sterile cab is a good idea, but as per
normal, CSX will screw up the application.  If Munoz thinks it's a
good time to bail, I'm going to be dumping a chunk out of my 401k.  I
was surprised that he had that much in stock awards vested, but with
this board of unconscious zombies, they probably wrote him an
exemption.  Sort of like when they changed their own stock awards to a
fixed dollar amount from a fixed number of shares, conveniently before
"deciding" to split the stock. Then conducted a stick-up on the
engineer!s stock award.  The mafia has nothing on these guys.

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: 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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2014

50 ft or one car length safety stop.
I find this interesting enough to comment.

With no radio the engineer would stop as per the rule when the trainman
was not in sight. They very seldom did, and those that did were ass's
simply because at times ( if you know where you are) it just happens,
and they reappear when the sight line is correct.
At times the speed was so fast that the trainman could not get off to
signal the engineer to slow down, now that was not very often. Most of
the time walking was easier than holding on.
So now we have the 50 ft rule. Simply and over reaction, to a simple
problem. Stop before making CONTACT.

I can tell ya why they are going to measure the distance today. Folks
are trying to get real close, (as would I), and it is an obvious rule
violation.

Now the bad part is----when I say stop, or the engineer hears stop---
how far is that? I have seen real quick stops and others that take a
lot more room, some engineers have a feel for the stop signal coming,
and others are not as aware.

JMTCW

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: 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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2014

thank god the members of the SMART union proved they we're smart even
if their leaders aren't. they voted the engineer only agreement down.
congratulations.

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: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2014

Jacob's mom grounded him from Facebook.

Name: jacob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2014

you guys are a bunch of jelous babies and CSX does not suck. The
computer THAT THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS WEBSITE WAS ON A CSX TRAIN!!!
what other rail road do you like? besides its not CSXs fauld, its the
engineers! so stop winnig out of your moms basement a get a life!

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2014

To Sp Engineer,

Please remember------ for many years there was nothing.
then came the toilet on the locomotive. The early cab units had them in
the rear beside the rear door. They worked as long as the water tank was
filled, same as passenger coaches, however they were never serviced, and
you can imagine the result of that.

When they were outlawed by the environment community the NS could have
retrofit and installed holding tanks, or buy new. They did neither, and
now you have the folding stool. For a while they were thrown everywhere
which resulted in numbering each one. Yes they were signed for and
assigned to every T&E.

Now you know the rest of the story.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2014

To Sp Engineer,

Please remember------ for many years there was nothing.
then came the toilet on the locomotive. The early cab units had them in
the rear beside the rear door. They worked as long as the water tank was
filled, same as passenger coaches, however they were never serviced, and
you can imagine the result of that.

When they were outlawed by the environment community the NS could have
retrofit and installed holding tanks, or buy new. They did neither, and
now you have the folding stool. For a while they were thrown everywhere
which resulted in numbering each one. Yes they were signed for and
assigned to every T&E.

Now you know the rest of the story.

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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2014

Yellow Signal means,,,, shut up. Engineer's understand this,

New Conductors and others may not. The FAA has had this for years
for good reason.

I have seen Engineers stare at the speed, spit on their gloves, turn
the light on, then off, move around in the seat, and make a set. It
comes with time and is critical. Many of us have relied on the correct
decision at the right time, and many folks are alive today, based on
THAT.


Many of you ride the left seat, and some the right. world of
Difference.

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

yes its the new sterile cab directive starting september 1. under the
guise of eliminating distractions and justifying the jobs of the
operating rules department crew members must be extra vigilant now
under the conditions outlined in the bulletin. of course we we're
vigilant before without being told due to wanting our paychecks,
benefits and pensions. i wonder if avoiding distractions will
eventually lead to the carriers saying the second crew member is the
distraction. just ask the bnsf utu general committee who may vote to
eliminate their jobs that question.

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2014

Is it ok for me to say "working here sucks and what will these dumb
fucks think of next" while operating in a "STERILE CAB""! HOLY
SHIT!!!!!

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: 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: CONCERNED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2014

IMPORTANT!!!

HAS ANYONE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS USING THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL ON THEIR
RADIO TO CONTACT THE DISPATCHER AFTER THEIR TRAIN HAS GONE INTO
EMERGENCY?????

SEEMS THAT SEVERAL ENGINEERS HAVE TRIED AND IT DID NOT WORK. THEY
FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR DIVISION TIMETABLE AND IT STILL
DIDNT WORK. DISPATCHERS CANT ACKNOWLEDGE IT. THESE ENGINEERS HAD TO USE
THE REGULAR TONE TO GET AHOLD OF THEIR DISPATCHERS.

ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY THIS PROCEDURE WAS SET FORTH BY THE FRA AFTER
SEVERAL TRAGIC DERAILMENTS AND IF YOU DO NOT USE IT YOU WILL BE
DECERTIFIED. IF YOU HAVE HAD PROBLEMS DID YOUR SUPERVISORS INFORM THE
FRA? HAS THE FCC BEEN NOTIFIED?  IF SO, WHAT COURSE OF ACTION DID YOUR
SUPERVISOR TELL YOU TO TAKE?

THIS QUESTION WAS ACKED OF SEVERAL UNION REPS AND THEIR ANSWER WAS TO
WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE WAS CHARGED AND TAKEN TO INVESTIGATION. 
THAT IS AN UNACCEPTABLE ANSWER!!!!!!

IF ANYONE WAS INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE THAN THE ONE
LISTED IN THEIR TIMETABLE PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!

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: 
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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired
like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot
enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O
on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life
with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the
Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the
men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?----
--------------------------------------------------------------------
WHAT IS THE NSTB? just asking

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired
like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot
enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O
on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life
with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the
Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the
men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2014

Insider,
Yep you are correct. I was not that good, nore did I last more than a
few years. And your point IS!

Name: Insider
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2014

I hear that Goofy Goober was a total failure at railroading and only
lasted a short time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 May 2014

Looks like we have the 2 remaing fools.

The FRA inspector General, and
The new way to pay up! the new NON union that want's your money.

WOW what happened to the L&N dispatcher. Guess he went back to work.

I have been on this site for many years, and the one thing that always
comes home is simply, un met expectations!

If ya want a wonderful life and a lot of money, go to school get a lot
of degrees and free lance your skills to the highest bidder.

If ya want to have fun, and work at the same time, get a RR job, and
have a happy life with a reasonable retirement.

GOOFY

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: 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: 

 Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad
workers in the course of their daily duties; 
 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; 
 A record number of firings and terminations; 
 Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report
injuries; 
 Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory
agency for violations; 
 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; 
 Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by
endless denials of claims; 
 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  info@railroadworkersunited.org 
(206) 984-3051  PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881

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: 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: Fact
E-mail: 
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: Sad place
E-mail: 
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: Goob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2014

To anyone,

Has anyone worked with the in-cab camera's or Trip-optimizer?

Just curious.

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2014

Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
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: Fed up
E-mail: 
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 
E-mail: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 
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: 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: 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

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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2013

Goober:

Good riddance asshole.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2013

After many years on this site, and I have loved every minute. It is time
to go. It has run it's course, and the real RR folks have left. I loved
the debate with real RR people, and always respected this site. The real
folks are now gone, and so am I.

Goofy

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 Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 November 2013

It is the weekend and "they" are still assholes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2013

And "they" are still assholes today!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2013

"They" are assholes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2013

they treat me bad

Name: CSX Board Member
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2013

Our hearts go out to everyone that has been killed or injured as a
result of our operations. And we would like to assure you that we are
doing everything possible to make CSX the safest railroad on earth. In
fact, our engineers are now working to improve the steering systems on
all CSX locomotives. And we are also equipping our trains with the
latest in brake technology. In addition, we currently have on order
thousands of mattresses to apply to the fronts of our locomotives to
absorb the shock when people walk or drive in front of our trains. So
rest assured, our railroad truly places safety ahead of profit. And all
of our stockholders are adamant about that.

Your Partner in Safety,

CSX

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2013

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.------
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Drop out, be a NO bill, refuse to pay up. Go to a union meeting and
meet with all 5 that show up and tell them, (I am no longer Paying) Go
home and rest, because you are going to need it.

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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2013

The NTSB has begun an investigation into the two BART fatalities. There
was an inward facing camera and audio recorder on the locomotive, which
should help tremendously in the investigation. According to the striking
union, the accident engineer hadn't operated a train for years.
(Source: NBC Bay Area, October 20, 2013).

I wonder if management was more interested in maintaining BART
operation than assuring safety during the strike.

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: 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 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: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2013

my own personal opinion,,--- loaded covered 100 ton jumbo hoppers are
the most prone derailment rail cars ever invented, just look at what
type of rail cars today are involved in derailments & loaded covered
hoppers at the top of the list, bad design & they always overload those
damm things, also the flanges on those type of cars wear real fast as to
get sharp flanges which will pick switches& frogs, plus the rock & roll
factor those cars have, they are just bad news all around, i fell safer
with a ammo train than a loaded grain train, and dont worry, the next
thing they will come up with is 200 ton jumbo hoppers.

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: 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: 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: 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: Legal Eagle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

RE; Retired FRA Safety Inspector:

Regarding the tragic fatal (3) head on collision at Goodwell, OK last
year. The NTSB  reported disqualifiable deficiencies from  a crew
member and yet the employee was allowed to perform service and the end
result was disastrous.
Who's to blame and is that criminal negligence by allowing the crew
member a special wavier?  

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/goodwell ok board/Goodwell
synopsis.pdf

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: 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: 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: 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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2013

I worked as an RCO for a grain company that was serviced by CSX. Now,
granted, RCO jobs tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes
to railroads, but this company really put a good deal of time and labor
into making things go right.  Most of the unloading was automated, so
having one man controlling everything from just above the unloading
grill seemed much safer than two or three trying to do the same job.  

Having said that, most of our headaches tended to come when dealing
with the CSX crews.  I don't know if this was some union thing, but it
always seemed that they went out of their way to cause problems for us. 
From simply putting cars in the wrong locations, making us have to hunt
for them, to one incident that nearly killed me.  That's the story I
will share, but trust me that there are far more.

One day, while dealing with a number of cars in the sort yard before
getting ready to take them to the unloader, I hear a call over dispatch
that the CSX job had arrived and was ready to pick up the outbound
empties. Now that's all well and good, but the rules state that when
an RC unit is in operation, no one save the RC operators can be around
the trains.  This is to prevent collisions and what not.  Typically,
the RC's will shut down to let the local pick up its cars and what
not.  In this case I had the six cars ready to go, and called the
plant's dispatcher to let him know. Since we were on a time
constraint, he contacted the CSX crew's own dispatch and asked him to
have the local hold in the hole while I moved my cars out of the way.
The Local was going to the place I was occupying, so it didn't make
sense to have me stop and block their traffic.

The Dispatch said that he was on a time constraint, but after things
were explained to him he agreed it was the best thing to do.  So, with
that in mind I climb up onto the rear platform of my RC unit (an old
SW1500 as I recall) and throttle up. I wasn't watching where I was
going so much as counting as the cars came out of the yard, when
suddenly I hear this loud train horn behind me. Panicking I slammed the
RC into emergency and dove for the ground. Seconds later there was a
hard crash and the sound of grain cars derailing, corn going
everywhere. Picking myself up I see that I had backed straight into the
CSX local, who for some reason had decided that he was going to come in
anyway.  The engine I was on was demolished, laying on its side, and
ended up being written off as a total loss.  The CSX engine suffered
none the worse for wear, beyond some major damage to its rear plow and
a slight twisting of the frame. 

Took the better part of a week to clean the mess up and repair the
tracks, as well as fix my nerves.  The investigation found CSX
dispatcher at fault.  It was revealed that even after being warned that
a RC was operating in the area, he ignored this and told the local crew
that it was fine for them to go ahead and pick up their cars.
Thankfully the crew saw me just in time and sounded their horn,
otherwise I would have still been on the unit at the time of the crash.
 

The company took a serious hit to its paycheck after the accident, and
while insurance paid for most of it, it was a full year before we were
operating at the same level again.  However we did make changes, such
as installing a chain link gate over the track lead with a large "RC
Units In Use Beyond This Point" sign on it. The sign and gate lasted a
week before another CSX crew drove straight through it.

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: 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. Not 20 minutes before. So make coffee, change your shoes
etc.  But do not pull your train orders off the printer until you are
actually getting paid. What are CSX pricks going to do to you? Your not
allowed to perform ANY duties on property unless you are on duty. These
CSX officials could even charge you with being on the property
illegally if you get to work too early. Fuck them with their own rules.


6. FMLA  If you have to have it, get it. CSX bastards hate to have
anyone on FMLA. It takes the fun out of CMC intimidating you to work.

7. Quit bitching about your Union and get involved. They are not the
real enemy. Granted, they seem to be in bed with the company recently.

8. Engineers need to do a thorough "calendar day inspection" of
locomotives when necessary. Especially when on overtime.  Note ALL
defects. And most of all, the defects require a visit from the repair
facility. Nothing pisses CSX off more than having a locomotive reported
that needs repair. And the toilet issue, nothing needs to be said there.
We all know CSX locomotives are some of the worst. CSX could care less
about your comfort while sitting on a hot, stinky locomotive for 12
plus hours.

9. Stop way short of any hand throw switch when coming into the yards.
So the conductor has to walk a little. Slow down. Keep the yard crews
from doing their job just causes more delays for outbound trains. And
we all know how these CSX pricks like to lie about actual departure
times. You don't need to go 10 mph in the yard, that's just the
limit.

10. DO NOT take a train over territory you are not qualified on. Even
if you have operated on that territory years ago. You are not allowed
to operate on a division/sub division that you had done over one or two
years ago. CSX would nail your ass to the wall if you took a train while
doing them a favor, and you had some sort of mishap. These fuckers would
be the first to crucify you. What is your defense?

11. You cannot refuse to do what you are told by any officials. If
ordered to do something unsafe, call the FRA or OSHA. CSX loves having
been "dimed" to the Feds. I know, I called OSHA on them many times.
Make sure you have names, dates, and places when reporting.
Witnesses as well.

12. Never, ever give lengthy written statements to any officials for
what ever mishap you were involved.. Keep is as short as possible. 
This is just going to be used against you in any investigation. You may
forget what you wrote. And make a copy for yourself.

13. DO NOT TRUST ANY OFFICIAL ! Regardless of your cozy relationship
with them. In the end, they will protect their ass, not yours. You are
a liability in the eyes of CSX management.


I would also suggest any and all CSX former employees that have been
terminated to contact me. I think we should all pay a visit to
Jacksonville and stage a protest in front of their headquarters.
What are they gonna do, fire us?
Spread the word...............

                  broken_rail@hotmail.com

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2013

Frulla has been promoted!!!!!!!! He is leaving the huntington division
very soon....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

Don't listen to this guy that calls himself HOYER.  He keeps posting
the same garbage about Ashtabula, Ohio.

Nearly everyone working in Ashtabula has been out of service for rule
violations.  What does that tell you about the place?  It tells you
that you can't break the rules there, and the place is no different
from any other yard.  It tells you that HOYER is spreading BS because
he he doesn't like somebody at Ashtabula.  They probably put him out
of service and he's looking for pay back.

More than anything, he makes himself look like a snitch bitch if the
place really was that laid back.

Get a life HOYER, you retard.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I
have
seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But
if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a
free
for all.Guys riding Hazmat tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a
tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX or the FRA
would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be
SHUT DOWN PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

I like how I got an email from my piece of shot LC Wesley Griffin about
a meeting he went to in Boston. He carried all his little buddies with
him. There was a list of all in attendance and these fuckers from
Fitzgerald outnumber terminals of larger sizes. Good to know my dues
are sending that faggit pussy bitch and his company cock sucking
friends on vacation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2013

July 29, 2013 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2013

Attendance Policy and Laying-Off Sick:

In the eyes of OSHA, the railroads cannot discipline any employee for
laying-off sick...even from an off-duty injury. However the carriers
can request limited-medical information from your provider. 
There are several FELA firms that are willingly accepting cases from
train and engine employees who were discipline for laying-off sick.

Due to a recent court ruling, FELA firms were awarded their maximum 
hourly rate for services rendered instead of the outdated $125 hourly
federally mandated rate.

Imagine a carrier refusing a sick employee the right to lay-off and
that employee is involved in a tragic accident. The liability would be
unlimited to the carrier.

Source: TrainLawBolg.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

Just want to share my story. I was a conductor for 2 years with CSX. I
was a yard conductor and RCO operator. Last summer on a remote job I
let an inbound train thru my zones and after they reported clear my
switchman and I failed to line the switch back. So we ran thru the
switch and derailed 7 cars. I was taken out of service and charged with
a major some how though the charges were  rules 46, 104, 913a, 913c of
which none are majors. I was found guilty and fired. I asked how I was
fired and was told I willfully endangered employees, public and
equipment. My union BLET did nothing. Thanks a lot BLET! I am now
homeless. I hope whatever my local chairman got in exchange for my job
was worth it.

Name: Locomotive slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

WE NEED TO VOTE THIS SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT/ Bonus/ bids out on the
next contract . LETS GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL AVAERAGE WAGES. PLEASE DO
THE MATH ...    More money on the national average..

Name: YARDMASTER EXTRAORDINAR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2013

Has David Harris figured out that he lost his best yardmaster to
Hawthorne Yard?  Because he's a prick and don't appreciate his
people.  Just ask Nathan Willoughby.

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2013

Yes... Frulla has destroyed the Huntington division,but if the upper
management doesn't care so why should we.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2013

To all CSX Employees. This site can be a useful tool to effect change.
But you have to realize there WILL be Company moles, Internet Trolls
and other assorted jerks that chime in. So Please do us all a favor and
NOT respond to them, or be baited into their stupid arguments. If I see
another argument with Pines and his followers I'm gonna puke. Just
IGNORE THEM and they will eventually go away. These pukes obviously
have NO life, that they spend so much time on a site about problems in
an industry, that they know NOTHING about and have NO REAL connection
to.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2013

You idiots prove everyday to the company that you are a bunch of back
stabbing babies.You post thing about each other on here like a bunch of
school girls.PLEASE READ THE NAME OF THIS WEB SIte. " C    S     X     
 S     U    C   K   S   ".     Bunch of over paid girls.Band together
and fight..Starting with the unions.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2013

To other, non-employee (Fed Up)

When our unions were the strongest, America was also at its best. Why?
Because corporations were kept in check and forced to pay fair wages to
their employees. Non-union employers also had to pay decent wages to
compete. And unlike the GE of today, they paid sufficient taxes to
maintain our government. The wealthy also paid their fair share of
taxes to prevent a ballooning deficit like we have today. And the wages
of America's working class enabled them to also contribute. That was
economic growth from the bottom up, and it worked great. Now, the
trickle-down economics that began with Reagan have proven to be a
catastrophic failure.

Your philosophy of taking what employers dish out has become common
place today. And that philosophy has exacerbated the plight of
America's workers. So those with the guts to strike certainly win my
admiration. We just need a lot more like them. And we need for working
class people to stop voting for politicians that are against the labor
movement and unions. Workers that vote for those puppets of the wealthy
and corporations are mostly to blame for the decline of the middle
class. They are fed lies by the politicians they vote for. The gun
lobby, the religious right, the anti-government tea partiers, and many
others support the politicians that are hurting America and its
workers. You see, the lobbies I just mentioned get the votes for
anti-worker politicians, and the wealthy and corporations bankroll
them. It's all part of the grand plan, that was started by the wealthy
and corporations back in 1980.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2013

Fed Up:

For all the incompetent people like yourself.  Hostess employees
didn't fail because they went on strike, they failed because
management ran the company into the ground...FACT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2013

Fed Up

If I were you I would walk out now, go on strike. Be the first to
say enough is enough. Then go buy a hostess twink and remember your
Bros. Some got their job's back at a much lower rate. You may rate
that high.

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==mad shitter .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2013

Well the news is out ,they have found out who is the MAD SHITTER at
Collinwood yard , No better than ==Todd Novac === The mad shitter . at
least oncea month  some one shitts all over the bathroom . the cleaning
woman wants to quit .  I heard there is going be an hearing . and if
found guilt ,He should get a swirley in the same crapper that he shits
in .   this is the same person who  took  money from our union the only
way he came back is to be a company snitch . May a heard of monkeys shit
on your head=== Todd novac===

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2013

Is it time to strike yet?  BLET/UTU are the best company bought unions
that money can buy.ITS TIME FOR A STRIKE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of cry
baby push overs..

Name: penny wills
E-mail: pennytwills@aol.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2013

I want to know why you allow men to work on train  crews that fail
drug/alcohol tests so bad that they are pulled from service 1 year.
This 
crew almost killed my family and destroyed my home. derailing a train
in my back yard along with the trestle collapsing

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2013

Hoyer:

Are you back to playing your cowardly games again?  Who is it in
Ashtabula that you have a hard on for?  People don't get away with
anything more out there than anywhere else.  They discipline and put
people on the street just like other yards, and YOU KNOW THIS!

Grow up retard!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have
 seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a free
for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a tie is
made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX would go
out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be SHUT DOWN
PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2013

The difference is, RailRoad has a Monopoly on hauling coal.  Trucks
cannot move coal is large enough quantities to meet a plant's needs.


Inter-modal is a business with massive growth potential.  But you are
directly competing with Truck Load rates so your margins are going to
be lower.  You have to make your money on this with volume.


Another important thing to remember, hauling those heavy coal loads
puts more stress on those engines, burns more fuel, and puts more wear
and tare on the track.  The lighter inter-modal loads run faster, with
less fuel, less wear on the engine, and less wear on the track.

Name: ===Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==shit bag .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2013

HE ===TODD NOVAC ====    boy the truth hurts  maybe you should go back
to cooking !!!!! maybe you dipped one to many times in the secret sauce
!! or is that cum on you check from the train master . you       have no
shame showing you face at work  and we know what you realy think of your
fellow workers  May a herd of monkeys shit on your head===== Fat boy====

Name: ===Todd Novac===
E-mail: I suck a Dick .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2013

=======Todd Novac ======= updates . he has made a complant to CSX about
harassment  that this should be not talked about !!!!!! he claims he
only barrowed the money and as a union official he was allowed to do it
without breaking the law . LOOK at medina county criminal records . We
should all stand up against him Fuck the company And fuck the UTU for
letting him Back Fuck you ===Todd Novac

Name: John
E-mail: na
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2013

I do not work for CSX.  I am in my second semester of college.  But
there is a name that pops up here a lot!!!  And his daughter even told
me about it and I said,"NO WAY!!!"  About this site otherwise!!  And
I can't stand the son of bitch myself!!!  So I must say and admit on
this site right now, I just had the best anal sex with his his
daughter.  HEY, DON'T JUDGE!!!  She asked for it!!  And we are getting
ready to do it again this evening!!  You shouldn't work midnights
man!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOO:0);0)

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: scumbag .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2013

TODD NOVAC  Yardmaster at Collinwood  In at Cleveland ohio . Fat fuck
with a pumpkin head . stoled money from our union BLE and was found
guilty !!!!!!!! and the came back as a yardmaster .It shows how weak
are unions are !!!!! No one should even talk to him .what happened to
employee un becomining !!!! what a piece of fat shit!! I am sure he is
a snitch for the trainmaster . stand up against him he is no good !!!. 
 And also he stated I was going to pay it back . like they all do
!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 April 2013

Think about this. Turnover= quick dime vs slow quarter.

Freight rate is less, but the movement is not there for a long time.
The space is consistent. Now what?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2013

the question about the low intermodal profit margin reminds me about the
old Chevy Vega......GM were able to make a very high quality Vega, for
about 30k a car, that was competitive with the Corolla in initial
quality. What Toyota could do, and GM could not, was to make a high
quality 3K car. Now, can CSX develop a management capable of meeting
UPS and Schneider standards without spending excessive money? It has
not so far. Otherwise you keep the low margins.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 April 2013

Conrail also claimed to have a low profit margin for intermodal
business. But they sure pushed it! I would guess that the rates stay
low in order to compete with the highways. And corporate America will
do anything for a dime.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 April 2013

Ok I agree 14% of the rent and 38% of the space. Now what? Do you want
to throw them out and seek a new renter, or raise the rent?
______________________________________________________________________


Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

Let's review these notes from the Annual Report of CSX, Page 3.

The merchandise business shipped nearly 2.7 million carloads and
generated approximately 57% of revenue and 42% of volume in 2012.

The coal business shipped 1.3 million carloads and acounted for nearly
27% of revenue and 20% of volume in 2012.

The intermodal business accounted for approximately 14% of revenue and
38% of volume in 2012.


I don't know about y'all, but if I had a roommate that was only
coughing up 14% of the rent- they sure wouldn't be taking up 38% of
the space.  

Let's just say- considering all the investments made to support this
low-margin business- what else is going on?  The numbers just don't
make sense.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I agree he needs to be got read of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I know this is not professionalism, but it needs to be said FUCK
Frulla I'm glad the coal fields are finally sticking together and
putting csx in a bind with no one available.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Crane just got Burrus's job. Maybe people can not be so uptight now

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Wake up it is time to consolidate our unions call your local Teamsters
office to get assistance with representation.  

Go to: https://nlrb.gov/forms download NLRB Form 502 – petition.

Download form and get signatures, let us end our differences and
consolidate for the benefit of the employee.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2013

APE 1 yr and Nasty,

Unfortunate is the fact that there are bad apples in ANY industry,
however that being said I don't believe the casual and outside look
you present here represents Union Officers as a whole. Most aren't
"in it for themselves" as you claim. Most are in the job to better
the working conditions for the membership PERIOD. Perhaps if you had
more time on the railroad and didn't look at only what you want to
believe and are fed by our wonderful media, and took the time to show
up at your local union meeting you might start to view otherwise. 
Biased Opinions such as yours presented here are nothing more than
baseless misinformed bullshit and serve to do nothing else than prove
how baseless and misinformed you are about what REALLY goes on in the
union world. Try stepping up and serving others than yourself, do that
and then you might have a reason or rationale for some of what you
espouse, until then you're nothing other than a company troll on this
site.

Name: Nametaker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

Let's review these notes from the Annual Report of CSX, Page 3.

The merchandise business shipped nearly 2.7 million carloads and
generated approximately 57% of revenue and 42% of volume in 2012.

The coal business shipped 1.3 million carloads and acounted for nearly
27% of revenue and 20% of volume in 2012.

The intermodal business accounted for approximately 14% of revenue and
38% of volume in 2012.


I don't know about y'all, but if I had a roommate that was only
coughing up 14% of the rent- they sure wouldn't be taking up 38% of
the space.  

Let's just say- considering all the investments made to support this
low-margin business- what else is going on?  The numbers just don't
make sense.

Name: Stildragon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

For the folks near New Orleans familiar with him- Trainmaster Todd West
was recently seperated from the employ of CSX.  They should have done
it long ago.  Rots of Ruck todd.

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2013

IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AGAINEST OUR UNIONS AND DEMAND MORE THAN B.S
...or face a law suit ..WE PAY THOSE FOOLS FOR NOTHING...I vote for a
class action lawsuit ...They love our union dues but do NOTHING FOR
US....

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2013

Guys ..Here is the bottom line.CSX will indeed do anything and
everything to you.If it benefits the company.But here is some food for
thought.We pay our unions to protect our rights as laborers, and to in
force the AGREED CONTRACTS.I HATE CSX but the company can only get by
with crap if the PAID unions allows it..I believe that I hate the
unions  (BLET/UTU) more because I pay them to screw my eye balls
out..until the unions band together and fight then will we lose the
battle.. GUYS IT'S TIME THAT WE EXPECT MORE FROM OUR UNIONS..the fox
is in the hen house..A DIVISION MANAGER STATED " THE UNIONS WERE
BOUGHT OFF YEARS AGO"  Fact !!!!!!....if it walks like a duck AND ACTS
LIKE A DUCK THEN IT'S A FREAKIN DUCK BOYS!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

WHAT A GREAT JOB! WHO CAN I FIRE TODAY? WHO CAN I TALKED TO LIKE SHIT?
OR MAYBE I WILL TRY TREATING MY EMPLOYEEES LIKE I WOULD WANT TO BE
TREATED! NO THAT WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE GUESS I WILL TREAT THEM LIKE
SHIT BECAUSE THATS THE WAY CSX TRAINED ME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

CSX COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFTY!!! JUST MOVE THOSE TRAINS OR WE
WILL FIRE YOU! GOOD JOB CSX HIRE MORE TRAINMASTERS OFF THE STREETS THAT
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING! BUT THEY SURE KNOW HOW TOO ACT LIKE A
BIG SHOT!READ MORE BOOKS THEN YOU MIGHT LEARN HOW TO GET TRAINS OUT OF
THE TERMINALS ON TIME!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 April 2013

I was a manager at CSX for a few years.  If you are thinking of going to
work for this company run the other direction as fast as you can.  I was
recently fired just because.  I have the whole thing recorded and am
strongly considering posting the conversation on this site.  Maybe this
will make them squirm just a little.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!!!    March 31, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

Sorry but the name should say "fed up".

Name: Feed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

To the conductor 20/30 years....
 Just because CSX does one thing right ( contributing to our 401k plan)
doesn't mean that they need a big pat on the back..CSX will always suck
due to poor management..have you ever the term "you have been
railroaded" or " I have been railroaded" this term has been used for
over 100 years..why ? You ask... Because the railroad takes what they
want regardless of the consequences of the employee ...here is what I
truly believe....# 1 ...the employee's are only human and not
machines... # 2. The employee's need more family time..( railroad
divorce rate is at 85% ) # 3 The employee's need a more structured job
schedule.( regular calling times) # 4 the employee's need to be treated
as if they do matter, and not just a EMPLOYEE ID...upper management
needs to understand that if it wasn't for the employee's (the little
man and women) that their fat butts wouldn't have a job either.. I
believe that in order to be a manager for the railroad you first need
to have at least 10/15 years of experience... These young managers are
little punks that has never had anything ...If anyone ask me how to
apply for the railroad I really do my best to direct them somewhere
else..My God bless us as we try to make it to retirement ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2013

CSX at its finest, what ever happened to hiring the best qualified
candidate for the job?
Is this a response to fines for reciprocity? Has this had any influence
on the process associated with the hiring processes?  To hell with EEOC,
hire the best qualified, it’s the right thing to do.  No special
considerations for anyone.  Let the best qualified candidate for the
job be the best qualified candidate hired for the job.
Check out CMC, EEOC at its finest. Definitely influential, first and
foremost they have the strongest case of any department influence by
EEOC policies administered by senior management to take advantage of
current department directive to influence the EEOC policies initiated
by CSX to promote the appearance of CMC compliance to reciprocity
directives associated with the current settlement factors with the
settlement conditions by the courts.
But for those of us who really know, it's all smoking mirrors. It is
all for appearance purposes, obligations for reprobation are being
orchestrated by a non-operational essential department of operations.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2013

TIME TO RATE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

RATINGS 1 TO 10

1 = KINDA SUCKS
2 = SUCKS SLIGHTLY
3 = MAN U SUCK
4 = U SUCK BIG ONES
5 = U BOTHER ME SUCKS
6 = U SUCK AS A MANAGER
7 = VERY HARD SUCKER
8 = U COULD SUCK START A HARLEY DAVIDSON
9 = U SUCK SO MUCH IT HURTS
10 = U SUCK SO HARD U CAN SUCK A BASKETBALL THRU A MCDONALDS STRAW 

FIRST RATING
BOB FRULLA = 11

Name: engineer100
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 March 2013

Does anyone know about a guy last name Brock from birmingham

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2013

Up until this time, it was not realized that a live video was made of
the amazing crazy eights locomotive that departed the CSX Stanley Yard
unmanned, and was not caught until reaching Kenton, Ohio. Warning: 
Unlike the movie "Unstoppable," this is the real thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLr3ZgtHEuk

Name: TenPlusYears
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2013

After being a loyal employee of CSX for over 20 years, there came a time
when I needed CSX to be on my team they betrayed me. I was accused by an
"Anonymous" caller (My Ex) of violating the covenant of my oath as a
locomotive engineer to never do anything that would endanger myself, my
crew or the public (besides the obvious doing my job). 

I had warned them prior to all of this that she would be calling and
even told them what she would say. Of course when it did happen I was
immediately removed from service and kept from service for more than 60
days. Of course when I went back they played "Dumb" like they had
nothing to do with it and they had no prior notice. (Not that I never
had a failed drug test EVER or anything) 

Long story short I feel betrayed by the company that I have given more
that a decade to so now that she is charged with Felony Extortion for
it (my Ex) I think I will forward this to federal prosecutors for them
to look into CSX's actions......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2013

Ron-

That is not correct. The UTU can file appeals (discipline and penalty
claims) for UTU represented engineers.

Name: 1800hurt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2013

The bid system is horrible.We are not machines..WE ARE HUMAN,WE WIL
BREAK DOWN AND HOPEFUL ON YOUR PROPERTY!!! CSX's NEW MANAGEMENT HAS
SET THE STAGE FOR COMPANY FAILURE...EMPLOYEES will start dropping ..so
sad...God bless each employee and there family's..

Name: Ron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2013

Retired FRA Inspector.

I for one have found your contribution to this site a breath of fresh
air.  

I appreciate you sharing you're knowledge with us, and your
willingness and ability to offer us some insight as to what is really
going on with CSX management and the FRA.  I for one applaud your
openness and willingness to share this information.  You confirmed what
most of us have suspected for quite sometime on the Great Lakes
Division, there ARE some members of the FRA in bed with CSX.  

Thanks again for taking time to contribute to this site.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2013

Ron:

Thanks for the explanation. I just want the best for you guys out there
and hope I can help in some way by posting on this site. Thanks again!

Name: Ron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2013

FRA,

You're right.  The BLET can not file an appeal for an employee that is
working under the UTU contract. Just like the UTU can not file an appeal
for those working under the BLET contract. 

This is how I was told representation with BOTH unions works.  

If John Doe is working as either a Conductor, Yard Master or Engineer
Trainee, they're working under the UTU contract.  If J.Doe is
represented by the BLET while working under a UTU contract, and gets in
trouble, the BLET local chairman will represents J. Doe in the local
hearing, not the UTU local chairman.  If J. Doe is found guilty, the
BLET local chairman writes up the appeal and sends it to the UTU local
chairman.  The UTU local chairman MUST file the appeal with the UTU
General Committee on the BLET member's behalf.  

The UTU WILL fight for the BLET member during an appeal in front of an
arbitrator, as the BLET will fight for any UTU members working under
the BLET contract during an appeal.  Its to each union's benefit to do
this, not to mention that they're legally obligated to do so. 

Hope this clarifies this matter a bit. Long story short.  Each person
gets representation by the union that represents the contract when an
appeal is filed.  Each member gets representation on the local level
from the local chairman that they choose to pay to represent them.

Name: out of the game  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2013

hey folks?.........is it still illegal to use cell phones on the train? 
and if you have an incident? does the official have the right to use the
cell phone on your train?............not !  your in charge its your
train  , same rules apply to all !  the conductor is in charge and
should have it known !  no cell phones at all !     if need be ? report
the officer  to the  fra  ! pronto!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2013

TO WOW:

I wasn't aware that the BLET cannot appeal trainman discipline or
penalty claims. That in itself would make it very difficult for the
BLET to compete with the UTU. I based my opinion on a comparison of
both Internet sites, and stand by my belief that the BLET posts more
information that is relevant to union workers. Especially how state
governors and legislatures are trying to impose right to work laws in
efforts to beat back unions, to the advantage of corporations and the
wealthy. Union members need to be more educated on matters such as this
so they can make more informed voting choices. 

I was a proud member of the IAM for 10 years and a member of the AFGE
for 34 years. Back in 1967, I walked a picket line in front of the C&O
Building in Huntington, WV. I turned in a union elevator operator that
crossed our line. She was then kicked out of the union she belonged to.
And I also stand by my statement that unions need to work together
against the oppressors, and need to be more aggressive in doing so.
Otherwise, it will be status quo.

Name: Wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2013

Re: FRA - retired

The BLET can NOT appeal trainman discipline or penalty claims; so, your
post/opinion is absolutely worthless. One would have to be insane to
belong to the BLET while holding the craft of
conductor/foreman/switchman.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2013

If I were a railroad engineer or conductor, I would belong to the BLET.
Why? Because they speak out against big money in the "Daily News'"
section of their Internet site. Whether it be railroads or the large
banks, articles are always being posted that describe how corporate
America and the wealthy are taking the working class to the cleaners. I
check out the BLET web site every day for the latest in labor news, and
highly recommend that every railroad contract employee do the same. 

It is a fact that unions are far less powerful than they were back in
the 1960's and 1970's. And that is largely due to the fact that
working people elected Reagan in 1980, reelected him in 1984 and
elected Bush in 1988. Follow the money folks. Who gives the Republicans
most of their financial support? Look no farther than corporate America
and the wealthy. They look after their interests, so why don't working
Americans do the same. Democratic politicians aren't perfect, but at
least they throw us a bone every now and then. And all the Republicans
do is bone us! If we can help Democrats take back control of the House,
then we can demand that they look after our interests. There is strength
in numbers. And because working Americans far outnumber the wealthy,
there is no reason that we should not have the political power that we
deserve. Unions can be the catalyst for the resurgence of the middle
class. They just need to start working together rather than fighting
one another. A good example is the way remote control was promoted by
the UTU, which hurt the BLE and its members. Now, remote control is
biting everyone in the ass. Divide and conquer worked out very well for
the railroads. And all they had to do was stand back and watch!

Name: diehard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2013

hey guys. Can anyone tell me what is the average starting salary for
Intermodel service worker. I seems like it is a big secret! Because I
can not find out anywhere on line not even on the CSX website.

Name: Douche bag
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Yes ..Trainmaster Shiloh Campbell is a douche bag fag..Bob Frulla's
little rat ...He was caught screwing a taxi driver withCell phone
pictures...don't turn your back on this prick...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS
        FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS 
Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Some unknowing young person is going to buy into this, and be standing
alone, when the crap hits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS
        FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS 
Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

IDK. I have a pay stub on the gateway that is dated 3-1 but that is my
regular ole paycheck we get every two weeks. I haven't gotten a new
one for our bonus. Had one but it disappeared today. Jax said the
bonuses were figured incorrectly and that payment was stopped. Also
said some people will be getting more and some less than what your 1st
stub said. So who knows.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

Yeah just looked the one dated 2-22 is gone but the 3-1 is my regular
pay check not bonus.  The word is they are supposed to have it fixed
Monday but who knows. By agreement it has to be paid by 3-1. Guess we
will see.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

Did any of my fellow CSX employees get their bonus Friday, Feb 22, 2013?
I got my pay stub emailed to me Friday and it was supposed to be
deposited yesterday but has not been. After talking to local chairman
comes to find out CSX stopped pay on most of the deposits because many
people were overpaid and many were underpaid and some didn't even get
one.  They (JAX) have had three months to get the bonus stuff figured
out yet they still can't seem to get it right.  Suprised? Not
me....The word on the street is that there is a "sickout" Tuesday,
Feb 26 for conductors and one for engineers on Wednesday.  Just to let
em know that we are ultimately in control.  Its not just because they
screwed the bonus up but its just everything that has been happening on
the Atlanta Division lately.  Hope to see you off sick!

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2013

Paul pfeffer is a pudgy homo. Lol. Loser

Name: who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2013

I was sitting here reading and thinking about all the comments
posted.Here is the facts #1 who cares that someone is screwing
around!!!! CSX is screwing your eyeballs out every single day. And a
upper end manager stated "The unions where bought off years ago" and
the unions have proven it.So heres the bottom line.Which do you hate
the most? THE COMPANY OR THE UNION? I HATE THE UNION BECAUSE I PAY THEM
TO SCREW MY EYEBALLS OUT.BLET/UTU = unless .... bought off punks

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2013

I look at some of these posts here, and notice people using people's
real names on here. This is just not right, and you all who do this
should chill out!! Not only does it lead to further degradation of what
seems to be already subterranean morale, but it can lead to tons of
legal issues. 

Let's keep names out of this!! No one needs to be knowing all that.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2013

Goober...is that you?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2013

NOMO take a look at what you respond to! (See below) You are not only
responding to everyone, but making yourself look suspect. I have seen a
lot of responses from NOMO and normally they are on target, however not
anymore. Something has gone haywire.

 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 February 2013

Got fired for smoking reefer. Claimed the idiot supervisor sold it to
me. They denied my claim. What's up with that?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2013

Hey Car repair 1-10:

So you got fired for testing positive for pot, Then you probably
shouldn't have smoked. The key word is fired, that isn't the first
time was it?

Should have done the Bypass...oh well, live and learn!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 February 2013

Got fired for smoking reefer. Claimed the idiot supervisor sold it to
me. They denied my claim. What's up with that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2013

I had the gal from h.r. on top of the copy machine making anonymous
photos of our privates. The train whistle she heard wasn't no CSx
piece of shit. It was the old slinger pulling in to the station. Right
at the point of ultimate enjoyment, boss man walks in and tries to play
conductor and yells "all aboard". I popped him one in the chops and
said "disembark now". He writes me up for insubordination for crying
out loud. This is why csx sucks.

Name: Hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

I hate Frulla !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  2013

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

Please help me understand how in the world the railroad has become a
very very bad placed to work. It's terrible to love your job but  you
hate to come to work. It's not the T&E employeess it's upper
management. We at CSX used ,yep used to be proud of our company.  Those
days are long gone thanks to the bad attitudes of employees who are sick
of the upper management, (the Frulla's,Vierlings, Connors,
Jarrells,Burriss,) and I suppose other
ones I can"t think of. I remember crews taking pride at getting a
train from point A to point B safely and without delay ,now all they
want to do is go to work get on a train and get off the train in 12
hours without getting fired or charged with some bullshit and they
don't care if they ever turn a wheel. There is no pride left.
Thank You Upper Management

Name: It's coming 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Bob FRULLA's accident report can be recieved from the state police
barracks at post 9 in pikeville ky.Pictures of the accident will be
posted.Anyone that needs the information for the class action law suit
on the grounds of discrination due to CSX firing people for small
violations and letting this clown by with his numerous rule violations
without any discipline action for his failures.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Concerned


Still waiting on those pictures of frulla accident that you said would
be posted on here.  Well?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2013

I - HATE - CSX!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2013

I love how everyone is so worried about everyone's cheating habits.Take
this crap on Jerry Springer.This web site was designed to show how
corrupted CSX really is.You idiots are showing how retarded you really
are.Uneducated douche bags.

Name: The
E-mail: smart one!!!
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

I have been out of this crap hole company for 4 years.  I STIIL SEE IT
TRUELY SUCKS!!!  Damn, now there are men with perfectly looking
Christian wives cheating with defensive tackle material looking company
woman!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOO I love it!!: keeping it going!!  Hey Christion??
 Did he at least hit the "BROWN EYE" when he bent it
over???lmmmmaaaooo

Name: Mary Owens
E-mail: lucynsky63@yahoo.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 January 2013

I AM NOT RETARTED AND THAT MAKES ME PERSUE THIS MATTER EVEVN
FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! You bastards!~  So that makes YOU
UNRETARTED!!!!!!!! By saying that YOU just make me WANT to persue this
even further!!!!

Name: United 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2013

This web site was created to open the eyes of
employees,families,customers,and the public on how CSX really is.The
harassment,discrimination,courtesy,lack of customer needs, this
"company" cares for no one.This includes your families.your life..Why
do you think that the company gives use ID #? Outside people looks at
this site to be educated on how Csx really does treat there employees
and customers.So with that being said I want to say this "THIS SITE
WASN'T DESIGNED TO BASH EACH OTHER". Every time a CSX Suck gets on
here and sees employees cutting each other,those clowns smile real big
and say to themself "We're winning there breaking down" so please it
you have a problem with someone and need to release it, go them or put
it on "TOPIX" thanks .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2013

In what year did the RR turn the radio over to the Conductor? I see
today, all radio communications are on the left side.

Name: Concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2013

For the comment on "Bob FRULLA's  on track accident " pictures and
police report will be posted on here within the next week. Frulla did
not receive any discipline for his non csx rule compliance.Anyone on
CSX PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN FIRED FOR A MINOR VIOLATION AND RECIEVED
TIME OFF NEEDS TO LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINEST CSX ON THE
GROUND OF DISCRIMINATION.

Name: Company greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

Attention ......band 7 and above will be getting there bonuses..Still
unsure about anyone below band 7....SCREWED AGAIN...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2013

Brendan.

Thanks for the post.
Please publish your fee's on this site.

Name: 
E-mail: freepress.info
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2013

Good Day Rails:

2013 is the year of containing corporate greed! Why is it that every
Tom Dick and Sue; that's in senior management, making $$millions and
millions of dollars at our peril? It seems like the only thing 
they're good at is lobbying our elected officials and bribing union
officers with "Safety Captain" positions to contain dissent!

Went to yahoo finance and symboled the rail companies. Every major
carrier's CEO has accumulated at least $100,000,000.00 in earnings
(insider transaction). Think about that when you can't layoff for
your
daughter's graduation.

Name: Brendan
E-mail: brendan.osweiler@morganstanley
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2013

Brothers-

I decided to post this note because maybe this will counter some of the
bad treatment that some have received.  I'm a financial advisor at
Morgan Stanley and have many clients of mine who are railroaders and
retirees.  I've come to find that your pre-retirement and retirement
issues are much different than the rest of the public.  With railroad
Medicare, pension (annuity) choices, to health care options, there are
many questions and not always answers other than "call this number". 
I'm beginning the process of holding a dinner seminar where our firm
pays to bring in someone from the Railroad retirement board and talk
about the details of the benefits and also you in turn get a nice free
steak dinner at a good restaurant and hopefully some beneficial
information.   

I'll then be discussing some of the issues that go beyond just the RRB
area of expertise and areas of financial and retirement planning.  I've
received some good feedback from my clients and their fellow
railroaders.  I think the reason I've connected well with your
community is I spent 6 years Active Duty with a tour to Iraq so I
understand the frustration of poor management but also the need to look
out for your fellow brothers.  

If I can answer any questions you're not receiving answers to feel
free to e-mail me.

Name: Sad division 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2012

Myself and other CSX customers "WILL NOT ADAPT" to BOB FRULLA's
statement "THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL ADAPT" our business WILL GO
ELSEWHERE !!!!!   That is a fact BOB!!!!!!!!!!!' Good luck Huntington
Division

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2012

I agree,
    The Huntington Division is a real bad place to work, low employee
morale, crappy attitudes, and employees who dont give a shit about the
company. When i first started at CSX T&E employees took pride in
getting a train from point A to point B and making money for the
company we work for NOW the crew gets on a train and doesn't care if
they turn a wheel in 12 hours as along as they can get on and off the
engine without getting charged with something or even fired.You sucked
at football at Virginia Tech and suck even more as a GM on the
Hutington Division I wish the company would give you a
promotion/demotion the company is famous for. PS the NFL called and
said you wouldn't make a pimple on a real football players ass.

Name: No one cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Huntington division is now the most unhappiest division that CSX has
....Frulla has destroyed it....I would hate to be the person that
follows him...It WILL take years to fix what he has done....so let me
get this straight ....he does one thing right and screws 10 things
wrong..CSX WAY...

Name: Scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Please help!!!!! What is going on with management not wanting a lot of
starts? This company is working there crews to death with  people are
laid off...killing the crews that they have.....transportation dept!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

the Professionalism at russell ky round house really sucks everyone
there will cut your head off in a heart beat 75% of the electrical
craft 90@ of the gear heads sucks 100% of the office jockeys and unions
need new leardership to take back control

Name: Hot2Trot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Things will be different after the revolution.


"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get
me."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

December 13, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: John Holmes 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2012

Huntington division will be experiencing a huge employee turn over in
the next year or so.....Thanks to Bob "Mr Ego" Frulla ....Employees
are tired of this monster....

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 December 2012

Bob Frulla is the worst thing that ever happened to the Huntington
Division, he has destroyed it, they say the power plants are turning to
natural gas, that may be true. But why is it you drive by AEP in Louisa
KY power plant you see 3 maybe 4 sets of coal cars rusting to the rail
but there is 40 or 50 trucks delivering coal daily or AEP's Mitchell
power plant in Northern WV that at at the end of the year is done
shipping by rail. I know for a fact 3 or 4 years ago they got 2 loaded
trains a day with 2 empty trains being pulled daily now none. I'll
tell you the problem is Bob Frulla lack of customer service he and his
drones are out there doing whatever it takes to slow down the railroad,
keep up the good work Frulla and upper mangement becuase our stock, yes
ours, will be about 10 dollars a share soon. IDIOTS How about some
cutomer service instead of a bunch of EGO minded assholes running the
show.

Name: fleiss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2012

conductors

You must be seriously wet behind the ears. Remember the little black
book that had all that info that made me sooooo famous? If you did then
you would know why your lady in atlanta is still working. Your just not
a big enough fish to fry so quit trying to oust her. You will never get
it done. Sit back and see what happens later if things do get too
sticky!(no pun intended)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2012

Im going over this csx sucks site and i see LBT name all over the site.
If this is true ,how is this possible to have this many affairs with
conductors,line of road trainmasters,terminal
trainmasters,engineers,ect. I thought she was married doesnt her
husband care?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2012

About the comment on Sept 23, It is no bodies fault but the person
performoing the act. When the conductor did what he did with LBT than
he has to pay the piper. Than another comment that said "WHAT ABOUT
LBT" I agree something should be done about men and women that
participate in uneithical behavior.  I dont think CSX cares what
happens as long as the employee get his or her job done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2012

Let us pause for a moment of sober reflection at the performance of the
CSX Property Protection Department at Tilford Yard in Atlanta.

While ensuring the engine terminal at Tilford is completely safe from
those deadly railfan photographers, it seems they allowed a shipment of
marshmallows...err...unicorns...err...rainbows...to be stolen.

Actually they allowed a shipment of GUNS to be stolen!

http://news.yahoo.com/more-100-rifles-stolen-atlanta-train-car-174415216.html

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities were hunting Friday for more than
100 rifles stolen from a boxcar parked in an Atlanta train yard.

The weapons were taken from a CSX rail yard on the city's northwest
side in mid-November, said Richard Coes, a spokesman for the U.S.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style."
He declined to discuss other aspects of the case.

Gary Sease, a spokesman for rail line CSX Corp., said the Jacksonville,
Fla.-based company is cooperating with law enforcement to recover the
weapons and investigate the theft.

"When any crime occurs, but especially any crime involving safety, we
prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law and work
in close cooperation with partners in law enforcement agencies," Sease
said.

The rifles were stolen on or around Nov. 12, authorities said. The
boxcar was parked at the CSX Tilford Yard, about four miles northwest
of downtown Atlanta.

The Tilford Yard is one of the company's major rail yards in Georgia,
according to the company's website.

****

But you railfans stay away from Tilford!  It is a secure facility!

Well, maybe not as much as we would like for you to think!

Name: Pete Burris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2012

Scott Gray gives one hell of a blow job guys!

Name: CMDAVIS
E-mail: cmd2031@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2012

Hello CSX employees- Looks like your "pouting-Room" is getting full. 
I'm a Mechnical Power Technologist (Engineering Technology  Oklahoma
State University grad. of 1986)    and I want you all to know Ive seen
the same disregard for common sense treatment of fellow human beings 
as a result of overbearing and paranoid management personnel  in the
Naturl Gas industry, and the engine-driven-equipment industries that I
have worked in. Even companies like Monsanto Ive found typically have
managers with no heart these days - Mostly the bottom line seems to be
the only rule that gets followed- Your sacrifices don't get you credit
, your incentives are cut way back due to a lack of desire to engage and
encourage subordinates in a constructive way.  " Ruthless" comes to
mind-  its a movie from the 1940-50's that portrays a man who was
raised as a young man who didnt have much to brag about when it came to
loving parents- as a result, he walked all over everone that cared
enough to help him get started in life including the young women who
would have died to help him win in life. He turned to total shit- had
zero integrity and in the end caused his own terrible endbecause he had
No charity.  Moral of this story - "Don't let the Bastards wear you
down "-famous roman saying.  Keep charity in your heart  and hang in
there- If you voted for Mitt Romney I think you were wise-- Dont be
afraid to stick your kneck out and try to get ahead!

Name: Johnny K
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

It is up here NOW and please get this out there. Romney and Ryan must
come out against any and all tapping into the railroad Retirement
pension plan.

http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com/2012/08/railroad-retirement-is-major-issue.html

Obama Attacking Romney On Railroad Retirement, The Biggest Stealth
Issue Of The 2012 Election
Update: We have done our best to be Paul Revere on this important
issue. If conservatives stick their heads in the sand, and allow
Romny/Ryan not to address this,  it is going to result in four more
years of Obama.
How many votes did G.W. Bush beat Al Gore by in the 2004 election?

Nothing is more true to the spirit of the “Taxed Enough Already
movement” than privatized retirement trusts. And nothing is more tax
and spend liberal than to try to liberate these trusts into the
money-flushing toilet that is our government’s general fund.
*****
(Update August 12, 1:32 PM) FULL RADIO INTERVIEW: Mark Levin says Paul
Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney.

I believe that Mark Levin is right, Ryan is a great pick, but he is
going to need to clear up this issue before it becomes their Achilles
Heel.
*****
(Update August 12, 2012 4:11 PM)  The purpose of this article to clear
up the misinformation that is being spread by the Obama administration
and campaign, and their union allies about Mitt Romney and his stance
on railroad retirement. This is not an attack on Mr. Romney or Mr.
Ryan. It is a heads-up!

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2012

ATTENTION!!!

As you have noticed, which you should have, there have been several
reissues of the CSX System Bulletins due to rule changes, errors in
print, etc... If you are coming in and getting your first new reissue
that cancels the previous reissue,  DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE
ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERY PAGE AND UNDERSTAND ANY
CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE! If you can not find the change that
warranted the reissue then you need to get with the supervisor on duty
and have them tell you what it is. DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU OR
INTIMIDATE YOU INTO TAKING A TRAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CHANGE IS.
It could be something fairly minor or something extremely serious. If
the supervisor can not tell you what it is and wants you to leave to
protect his departure time, then you make him tell you in front of
other witnesses that you can leave without the knowledge of the rule
change and that you will not be held accountable for breaking that rule
because you were not made aware of it or given time to read the reissue
thoroughly. We all know supervisors do not have the right to order you
to violate an operating rule but if they dont know the answers to your
questions and they want you out the door then they need to take
responsibility before you leave. Read the reissues carefully. It has
been reported that some procedures for certain rules have been changed
or "worded" differently from the current operating rules book or
timetables.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2012

Just a simple question!

Does----CSX have a Safety Bonus Program?

If so for whom?

Now send the site that will show, who and why!

I know CSX has a safety program, and it covers everyone. The cash Bonus
part is my concern.

I can assure you that not one qualified, documented, response will
arrive.

We can spend our entire life looking for the man in the weeds and the
booger just waiting to take us out. Time is better spent by just
getting up, go to work, work by the rules, and have a happy life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2012

SCREWED!!!!!


Well if you didnt get the peice of toilet paper in the mail sent by
none other than the king himself(mikey ward) then heres a shock for
you. The bonuses are going to be very little and a possibilty of none
at all!  He blames the hard working men and women in the fields for
lack of coal shipments and velocity being down. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE
CRAP!  The hard working blue collar workers have done everything they
were supposed to do all year. It is his white collar peanut counters
who are not doing THEIR JOBS!  If coal is down it sure the hell is not
the fault of any conductor or engineer!

lISTEN UP MICKEY WARD. WE ALL CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW US ANY PROOF OF ANY
TRAIN THAT DID NOT GET MOVED AND DELIVERED. SHOW US ONE TRAIN SITTING IN
ANY YARD THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR OVER A YEAR. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT
EVERY TRAIN THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MOVE HAS BEEN MOVED AND
DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALL DONE OUR JOBS. IF COAL SHIPMENTS ARE DOWN ITS
YOUR FAULT BECAUSE YOU HAVENT GIVEN THEM TO US TO MOVE. YOU ARE NOT
DOING YOUR JOB! SO CUT YOUR BONUS AND YOUR RAISE AND GIVE IT TO THE
REST OF US WHO HAVE DONE OUR JOB AND MOVED YOUR TRAINS. SELL YOUR
SECOND HOME AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE REAL WORKERS!

HOW DARE YOU BLAME US FOR BAD VELOCITY. TRY PUTTING SOME ADEQUATE POWER
ON THE TRAINS. MAYBE WE COULD RUN TRACK SPEED. HOW ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT
DOESNT DROP ITS LOAD OR OVER HEAT OR WHEELSLIP!
GET RID OF YOUR WHIP AND BEAT AND RULE BY FEAR MENTALITY. GET YOUR WEED
WEASLES OUT OF ALL THE BUSHES WAITING TO POUNCE ON US AT ANY MINUTE. GET
DISPATCHERS WHO DONT TAKE 20 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE RADIO WHEN YOUR
TRYING TO TONE THEM UP. GET YOUR RAIL UP TO DATE SO WE DONT GET THROWN
OUT OF THE SEATS. ALWAYS HAVING TO SLOW DOWN TO PREVENT AN INJURY.  YOU
ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS. NO ONE TRUST YOUR EQUIPMENT.
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRUST YOUR ERAD AND GPS TO BE
CORRECT. WE ARE NOT STUPID! YOUR DETECTORS ARE A JOKE. ALWAYS SOMETHING
WRONG WITH THEM. WE CANT AFFORD TO TRY AND RUN TRACK SPEED. THOSE THAT
DO ARE FOOLS! WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RUN UNDER TO PROTECT OUR JOBS.
SO GO AHEAD AND PUNISH US FOR DOING OUR JOBS THE SAFEST WAY WE KNOW HOW
AND YOU NOT DOING YOURS. 
WE WILL BE WATCHING. WE WILL KNOW WHEN YOU HAND OUT BONUSES TO YOUR
SUPERVISORS ON THEIR TEAM BUILDING TRIPS DISGUISED AS "SPENDING
CASH"! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL THE LITTLE "PERKS" THEY GET. WE WILL BE
WATCHING! WHEN YOU DO, IT WILL JUST BE MORE PROOF THAT YOU ARE
PUNISHING THE REAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS AND NOT THOSE WHO ARE AT
FAULT!

Name: oooh my
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2012

CSX stock will probable be at 15 or 16 dollars a share if this  railroad
keeps going the way it is. Will someone in Jax wake the hell up and
change things so we can go back to making money insted of trying to cut
and save all the time.Get rid of some of those worthless upper managers
that couldn't run a freaking train around a Christmas tree. Just
amazing, freaking amazing.

Name: Way Over Due
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

IT'S TIME, Upper management have cut the roots of CSX enough either by
furloughs or piss poor attitudes they give everyone in the field, now
its time to trim the top in Jax and other areas of wasted
$$$$.Everybody knows if you cut the roots of a tree without trimming
the top if falls over. So do something PLEASE, before we all yell
TIMBER.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2012

SIG MAN!

You will never see any of us get a bonus for not getting hurt and
working safe. First off, fra says it will only encourage us not to turn
in any reportable injuries that are caused by the companies neglect.
Second, there isnt any way in hell that the supervisors will let that
happen because they get the bonuses for US NOT GETTING HURT! Why in the
hell they get a bonus for us not getting hurt is a joke. I wonder if the
stockholders know that the company is wasting all this money on
supervisors that dont do anything but stalk employees to get a failure!
They dont do a thing to keep us from getting hurt on the job. We do it
OURSELVES! I dont know of ANYONE who wants to get hurt. Who wants to
lose a leg or arm or maybe something worse. NO ONE DOES! Another reason
they dont need a bonus is because they have shown in the past that they
will headhunt injured employees so know one wants to take the risk of
turning in an injury anyway. I think their so-called safety bonuses
should be abolished all together and should be used to upgrade crappy
equipment and locomotives(no air, no heat, bad toilets, etc...) and
maybe put some good walking stone down and what ever. Maybe upgrade the
radio repeaters for better coverage. Do what ever needs to be done in
other departments as well........ HA HA HA HA .....never going to
happen! Bonuses encourage them to stalk and headhunt. They dont turn in
failures then they cant justify getting that bonus!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2012

The Ethics hotline is a valued tool, which if used correctly, can help
to protect the CSX workforce.  Unfortunately, the Ethics hotline is
abused by the very employees that are supposed to be protected by it.
It has become a tool for the employee to use when they want to avoid
being held accountable.  They believe that if they can create a
diversion by making a false accusation, then they can continue their
unethical behavior of stealing company time or resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2012

Has anyone noticed that CSX has a campain push on for the awareness of
the “CSX Code of Ethics” and “Workplace Violence Awareness”.  If you
work for CSX you have received two propaganda mailings within the last
month.  The thing that they are not telling you is that the Crew
Management Center is currently under investigation for a hostile work
environment, coincidental, I think not.  If you have any issues with a
hostile work environment, be it the Crew Management Center, Customer
Service, Train Dispatch, Trainmasters, or any other department or
individual now is the time to act. 

Go to the OSHA website: 
http://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html  to file an online
complaint.
Or go online to your local regional office at
http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html  and click you regional to file a
live complaint.

Now is the time to act, your name will be help confidential, and your
complaint will be investigated.  OSHA is fed up with the arrogance and
hostile culture of the railroads and are levying record fines, back
pay, and punitive damages to railroads. Railroad employees who have
been wronged by the railroads are receiving record compensation for
back pay, punitive damages, and reinstatement with personal records
being cleared of all records associated with the incidents.  You may
also call 904.232.2895 this the office currently involved with the Crew
Management Center.

If you think your job is unsafe or you have been threatened, harassed,
discriminated against or intimidated by management or fellow employees
in any way, you want to contact OSHA and ask for a review and
inspection of the incident.  Contact OSHA, it is confidential.  If you
have been fired, demoted, transferred or discriminated against in any
way for using your rights under the law, you must file a complaint with
OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination.

The time to make a change is now, remember the corporate culture
related to reporting workplace injuries?  This is the same thing, they
are just expounding their culture of harassment and intimidation to
creating a hostile work environment.

Name: Maddawg
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2012

Its Oct 4 2012. I have been away from Chicken Shit Xpress for almost 4
years. Life is great and CSX still sucks!

Name: Sad company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2012

Bob Frulla is the railroad and if you don't believe me just ask
him......He has destroyed the Huntington division.....ask any
huntington division employes including the officials....very sad place
to be

Name: ydm ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

But what about LBT?z

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

RE; GLK, regarding the FRA: The FRA officials are 99% ex-company
managers; usually RFEs, who are just a covert extension of company 
managers. In other words; there's really no federal oversight--it's
just a scam. 

The carriers have had more fatalities (head/rear collisions) in the
last 4 years than the previous 10 years combined.

America carriers have more head/rear collisions than Canada and all
the South American railroads combined (INCLUDING MEXICO).

Crews are so afraid to lay-off knowing they are not fully rested due
to always faulty line-ups and simply, to many distractions.

Rail union bosses in union meetings; talks more about (what ifs)
discipline from field testing than about genuine contract issues--such
as claims pay-out or why CEOs are making $25 Million annually....

Think out loud people!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2012

September 27, 2012......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2012

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on "Medical Standards for 
Railroad Workers."

This report is something the FRA, Carriers and the International would
like to keep under wraps!

Google the caption and stay informed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I
dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees and
former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a website
has been developed because other people like the people who post on here
just want to cry and complain all there life. My gosh people, if you
dont like your job or this company quit. If you dont work for this
company anymore and are still getting on here bashing it, well then you
have problems way beyond what your posting on here. I heard Mcdonalds
and Wal-Mart are hiring if any of you want the link to apply for there
open positions. I am sure there wages and benefits are comporable.
HA!!! not that there is anything wrong with working at those places,
but i think alot of you have forgotten how lucky we have it. maybe you
should all take a look at what you are doing at work or in your life.
Look at why you are being targeted or why you are so miserable. I loved
the story about the conductor that has been terminated while on
probation while with a trainmaster on a train he had never been on.
Hell yes you got fired and they had every right to fire you! Your
length of employment stated less than 1 year which your right would
still make you in your probationary period. If you didnt know managers
are allowed to set you up in situations and see how you will react.
Well in this case you got PUNK'D - If you have only been an employee
for a few months you went through the REDI center. Do you remember in
your first week at the training center going through a booklet and day
long course on "COURAGE TO ACT"! Well it sounds like when they mail
you the letter saying you got the boot there will be a copy of that
book in it! It was set up so they would see if you would let rule
violations occur or if you would have the courage to ACT and say
something and then if that doesnt work DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! why
would anyone just sit there and let someone else put your life in
jeopardy! lets think about this - How many of you would let a X-Ray
tech. operate on your heart per say! i hope known of you, and a doctor
wouldnt let that happen either. If he say a xray tech going in to do a
surgery he would say something and then stop it from happening because
someone most likely could end up dead!!!I am very sorry you lost your
job- that isnt a easy thing i know and i am not calling you out i am
just trying to make a point! know matter wherer you work it is the same
thing! Follow the rules, do what someone asks you to do whether more
power, coworker or someone under you! lend a hand!!! This company takes
care of there employees and if you dont think they do maybe you should
take a leave of absense and go shadow someone at another company or job
and see how good we got it again. I think a lot of you need a taste of
the world outside the shell you are in at your current job! take care
and quit the crying

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 September 2012

"I know at one time several years ago the Irish economy was hot and a
lot of Tech businesses moved operation there. I guess things have
changed...oh well, more time to lift a pint of Guinness or a shot of
Dew!"

Exactly NOMO!!!  But that is the whole thing.  These people are happy! 


But as far as that guy getting arrested, how close to the property were
you??  Were you on property??  Because that can cause a problem!!  I
know when I worked the Y327 in Baltimore at Bayview, I swung the Y and
shoved back to two industries (Coke and I forgot the other one.)  But
people would stand and take pictures in the COCA-COLA PARKING LOT (they
would only be 50 feet away but NOT ON PROPERTY).  If you were on
property, that is a whole new ball game!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2012

U should contact a lawyer and sue them for harassment Theres no law or
signs that say u cant take pictures

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

RRJ,

     You are EXACTLY right and thank you for understanding where I come
from.  It isn't the same place any more.  Heck, I was there from
2004-2009 in Baltimore.  And just the changes I saw in my short time
there was unbelievable.  However, lets get one thing straight.  I LOVED
THE JOB AND TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT I DID AND MY "PERFECT" SAFETY RECORD
WHILE I WAS THERE REFLECTS THAT!!  But the politics just got to be too
much and I saw (as you said) "OLD TIMERS" looking out for their own
and these new hires not looking out for the future generation of
railroaders.  Otherwise, everyone complained (as they do on here) in
the break rooms, but when action needed to be taken (union meetings,
union rep elections, train master walking into break room, etc), they
folded their tails between their legs and were intimidated!!  I am not
one to be intimidated and I speak my mind. I was ALWAYS told while I
was there "watch what you say man!!"  As I always did, I replied, "I
HAVE OTHER SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS!!!"  Which I am proving today while
I work for the US Government over sea's and making $120,000 a year
(OVER twice the amount I made with CSX)!!!  I am not stating that to
show I am better than anyone!!!  I am not better than that man/woman
begging for change out on the street.  But even the CEO of CSX is not
better than me.  We are all equal!!  It is just the fact that some
people have more power.  But until you stand together as one (as you
said yourself RRJ with union meetings), you will get nothing
accomplished!!  And I didn't (and still don't) see that happening. 
But I hope all is going well with everyone and good luck!!  Stay safe
and God Bless!!

Sincerely,

Jeff White

P.S.- Can someone PLEASE give me the address to the Halethorpe facility
and a contact in Baltimore so I can ship my radio, switch key, hotel
card, etc. back to them??  I would really appreciate it.  You can
e-mail it to me at the address above.  I over sea's but my stuff will
be shipped from the states and I need to let my family know.  Thanks
again and good bless!!:0)

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

Pitt whips Va Techs butt
  They need to hire Bob Frulla back as head coach, that way he could
fire all the coaches for losing to Pitt, hell Bob fire all the players
too, why not, you could take on all teams by yourself with your
mentallity, remember there is no I in TEAM or so they say

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

I have to say to you guys, if you all are really so pissed off with CSX,
and so strongly believe that "CSX Sucks", then why don't you guys
just do the simplest thing in the world to combat that
problem.....QUIT!!! Do you really thinking whining and complaining
about things, yet I bet not a single one of you do ANYTHING to change
things for the better, is ever going to solve anything?? Especially
whining and complaining on this site or any site for that matter??
Don't you think this site is just as bad for company and employee
morale as anything anyone from management at CSX can do to bring morale
down???

Why don't you guys just focus on doing your part to make the job and
the experience better? Do your part to work more safely, do your part
to keep management off your backs, instead of wasting that same energy
to bitch, moan, groan and complain on this site, or any site, yet do
absolutely NOTHING to make your work site and your company any better!!
And come on now, how really can CSX suck if some of you guys have been
with the company for so long?? (Some of you 10 or more years +!!)

I bet you guys come work over here as a Conductor for just one calendar
year, I bet  by the end of the first 2 weeks, you guys will be screaming
to come back to freight, where your cargo doesn't talk back, blame you
for everything under the sun, curse, spit, and assault you, make up
false complaints about you just because they were in the wrong
regarding a fare or policy, etc. etc. etc., we can be here a LONG time
discussing this, not to add to that our own managerial issues. All we
do is our parts to do things better, keep management and the people off
our backs!! You guys don't have to deal with the rigors of passengers
service, especially NY Area passenger service, so consider yourselves
extremely lucky!!

And again, if you don't like working for CSX, just do the world and
CSX a favor and QUIT!!! I am sure MANY of the 10s of 1000s of people
laid off from American Airlines, US Airways, the United
Airlines/Continental Airlines merger and the people axed from General
Motors plants across the East which have been closed down, would love
nothing more than to take your place, and have you take their places
sitting at home with nothing to do. So all of you guys who moan and
groan here, and especially whomever created this site should all truly
SHUT THE FUCK UP, enjoy the fact you have jobs and are gainfully
employed, and instead of wasting energy and time making sites like this
and moaning and groaning about EVERYTHING CSX, do your parts to make the
job, job title, and work site/location BETTER!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

Train wrecks and crew fatalities reporting: Why is if that the 
railroads do not report the cause of head-on collisions to all--at
least to TE&Y employees? It's always a wait and see as to what the
feds will report--even though the collisions be can determine
immediately.

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

It is so awsome to come on this site and actually see I made a wise
decision to get out of this crap hole.  My goodness!!!  I feel so damn
sorry for all RAILROADERS (NO MATTER WHAT CLASS I COMPANY)!!!  I will
repeat something previousley stated on this site and I love the
quote...."It is September 16th 2012 AND CSX STILL AND ALWAYS WILL
SUCK!!!  For you ladies and gentleman sticking with it, stay safe and
good luck (< your going to definitely need that!!  LUCK).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2012

It never changes, it never gets any better.

September 10, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Ex T&E 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2012

http://the-railfan-nation.deviantart.com/journal/Debunking-CSX-sucks-com-220119718

My first visit to this site in 5 years. I quit CSX because I would not
and could not put up with being treated like a turd everyday. 

Why would you go to work day after day, then get on a forum board and
complain about a job you hate?

Name: S. Lewis
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2012

Due to the recent events of fatalities, derailments that led to public
fatalities; the Feds are camped-out at every major carrier's 
operational centers to review operations and it's not looking good for
the carriers.

Rumors of the feds completely isolating TE&Y personnel from the 
carriers to avoid any conflicts of interest that led to less oversight
of serious rules violations. In other words; a lot of pro active
employees have called the feds hotline!

The feds action could reduce road crews hours comparable to airline
pilots with no reduction in pay.

Uncontested rate increases are not being invested in operational
improvements and the only beneficiaries of rate increases are the 
senior executives staff and lobbyist. 

Stay informed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2012

More CSX corruption:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57506994/obama-romney-offer-different-solutions-to-unemployed/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule


Please comment on the story on the CBS news site.  Maybe they will
investigate them.

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2012

ALERT.....ALERT......ALERT...

CHICAGO DIVISION HEADS ARE SO EMBARRASSED BY DERAILMENTS, REAR END
COLLISIONS AND RF GOOF UPS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING GLD EMPLOYEES FOR AS
MANY FAILURES AS THEY CAN GET. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN GET ENOUGH
FAILURES ON US THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. THEY ARE TRYING TO
PROVE TO THE POWER IN JACSKSONVILLE THAT GLD EMPLOYEES ARE JUST AS BAD
AND INCOMPETENT AS THEY ARE....WATCH YOUR BACKS, DO EVERYTHING BY THE
BOOK. DO NOT MOVE YOUR TRAINS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AT ALL. THE BANNER
TEST WILL BE TRICKY. SOME WILL BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY RAILGRADE
CROSSINGS WITH GATES. MAKE SURE GATES ARE DOWN 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU
ENTER THAT CROSSING! FOLLOW YOUR HORN RULES! SOME MAY BE DOUBLE TESTED
WITH BANNERS INFRONT OF DEFECT DETECTORS. KNOW YOUR DETECTOR RULES. IF
YOU GO OVER 2 IN A ROW AT LESS THAN 8 MPH WALK YOUR TRAINS! LOOK FOR
EXTRA WARNING BOARDS, FUSES BY YOUR RAIL. REDUCE YOUR SPEEDS
IMMEDIATLEY WHEN YOU SEE AN APPROACH  AGAIN, REVIEW EVERY LITTLE RULE.
GIVE THEM NO ROPE TO HANG YOU WITH!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: patriot@USA.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2012

The Feds have initiated a salvo against the Carriers in light of recent
fatalities. Apparently, the Feds realized that leaving Robber Barons
uncontested is a fail fail policy, that compromises the employees,
and the public safety and above all; the continued self-raiding of
corporate funds for personals gains while delaying much needed funds
for safety improvements.

Is your CEO worth $25,000,000.00 annually? There has been recent fatal
accidents that could have been avoided; if only the Carrier had spent
a few thousand $$ in maintenance cost. Now imagine the cost of lawsuits
from the accidents. $$Millions!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

APE:

Remember the past few years when the company was posting profits every
quarter, and they asked the unions to give back on the insurance?

Remember when all the unions pulled together for a fight on that issue
and almost went on strike?

What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier,
selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone?

We'll give you a hint, it wasn't the BLET.

USELESS TRANSPORTATIONS UNION!

Name: BLETSUX
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

Brothers,

     As a Loco Engineer/Conductor for CSX and a member of the UTU, I
Would urge you all to look very closely at your BLET Leadership, The
BLET has for years given up more and more to the company and stands up
for nobody but themselves and "friends", the current Attendance
policy is a perfect example of this, how many of you get sick for only
24 hours?? How many of you go to the Dr's office every time you feel
bad? And given our new insurance rates and benefits, who could afford
to go to the Doc every time.

     I know from first hand experience that our local BLET LC only
takes care of himself and his "Buddies", anyone else and you are
straight screwed, you get no representation from him at all, he
throws claims submitted to him in the trash, won't answer the phone,
unless of course you happen to be his "BUD", he has managed to get
all the company "ASS KISSERS" on the safety committee and  
representing the "Redblock Program", he goes to all the safety
committee meetings even though he is not ON the committee.
WTF??

     The BLET is as corrupt as the Mafia, All the BIG WIGS from the
BLET play golf with CSX management, if you don't think so, then you
are an IDIOT!! They will sell us all down the river for a dime if it
keeps them in a cushy union job, All you need to do to prove this is
look at your pay stub from 10 years ago and compare it to one from last
half? How much more is taken out in deductions?? 

     I was a strong supporter of the Unions since my father was a HUGE
union man himself but after seeing how our BLET leadership kisses ass
and bends over for the company and its managers on a regular basis,
Idecided that my interests would be better served by the UTU and made
the move back, You should all consider doing the same!!

Name: KJ Richards
E-mail: lr56@nzero.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2012

Circumventing lay-off harassment under Federal Railroad Safety Act
(FRSA). The guidelines from FRSA policy can protect employees from 
discipline, if the employee follow the appropriate steps to avoid
any discipline. When left with no choice but to lay-off from inaccurate
line-ups, drop turns, excessive time (12+) on duty, and even calls
(distractions) from managers while in OK status. 

Call the Safety Hot Line and give a detailed account of your issues and
report your lay-off as a FRSA personal safety concern and to avoid 
injury to yourself and others. 

If you're sited for any of the times you lay-off while calling the
Safety Hot Line; file a complaint under the guidelines of the FRSA.

It works!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2012

CJ

The assessment can be any where from 60 days to termination.  There are
a lot of factors that come into play in each situation.  Long story
short.  If you have a card to play, play it.  You're in a situation
where you need help, call in a favor.  Other wise don't be shocked
when you see what CSX considers a "fair and impartial hearing".

Here are a few examples 

The Chicago Division had an engineer and conductor pull into a work
authority.  The engineer, who had gotten past a red signal a few years
prior to this incident  threatened to play the race card if his
punishment was more than 60 days.  Low and behold, he was assessed 60
days for his second offensive.

Another engineer was working with a conductor that had a target on his
back.  They went through a red signal.  The conductor had an improperly
trained, and unqualified pilot.  The engineer had a spotless record
after 15 plus years of service.  The conductor who had never seen the
territory before and had a pilot, along with the engineer were
terminated.  The improperly trained pilot served 30 days, then came
back to work..  

To answer your question, your punishment is determined not by the
"fair and impartial company officer", but by the number of cards you
can play, the faviors you can call in, or how hard your local chairman
is willing to fight for you.  Hope this helps.

Name: CJ Jennings
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2012

Question: What kind of discipline is accessed if a red signal is
passed?
Heard one and done

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2012

8-22-2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: unionspring69@ggmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2012

The Patriot: To all Americans who want to change the discourse in
corporate, political and union leadership.

You must start from the bottom up. Start by cleaning the ranks from the
local levels, because that's where the corruption begins. 
To see what your union boss is making go: unionfacts.org

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2012

I wish someone would go on under cover boss to show how thw railroad is
really operated at the T & E level of operations. I not talking the
Wards, Daleys,dr Munoz, as such, but maybe some big share holders or
board members, some body who would be neutral on the way business of
railroading should be done. I think they would pull their hair out or
maybe even sell off all that stock they own real quick like.
Management needs a major shake up from Trainmasters on up.So i hope the
wish will come true but I doubt it.GOOD LUCK

Name: thatuldo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2012

CSX has got to be the mismanaged corp. in the U.S. our head honchoe
gets on national TV and lies about how great our co. is. Any who knows
or works in the coal industry knows how bad the business is and the
lack of loadings on CSX. They say other parts of the railroad are
making up for lost revenue,bull lies to keep stock up
so when you see big shots selling large amount of stock be afraid and
sell yours, cuz sometin ain't right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2012

D.K. Jones is a GOD!

I worship D.K.  D.K. is FAR Superior to God or Jesus!

I Love D.K. Jones!

D.K., I would die for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2012

I see all of the post that talk about the rules. 3 point, 50 ft, moving
equipment, Banner testing, Switch testing. I know where you are coming
from. The bottom line is I am one of those that did that to you. We
ignored the rules, and I mean all of them. Rule G was something that
happened to old Bob 7 years ago.

The Conductor took the crew, did not matter, just load them on and go.
The RR had no comment.

We had Fireman show up for work with a pillow, and drunk, we took him
simply because that was the right thing to do at the time.

We had engineers show up with cold beer in a sack, with a new fireman
that could never complete the trip. That was me.

Never had an engineer drunk enough,to not run safely, we just ran a
little faster.

Every Engineer and Conductor would tell a story about setting out a
drunk on the other end. That never happened, however if ya got both
ends pissed, they would set out a Brakeman, or fireman. I never saw
that either.

As I left the RR the Apprentice Engineer program did generate a few
calls for a REAL ENGINEER. I am thinking only 2 or so.

As Obama pushes the crap, so do the Unions, and so did ME<WE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2012

I strongly suspect any computer program can be manipulated. I also
suspect that VERY FEW people working at CSX have that capability.We
certainly don't encourage intellectual curiosity or creative people in
any area. Anyone that does know how to do it probably keeps it very
quiet. There are probably broad reaching, vague, unintelligible laws
that could, in the right hands, be used to suggest this is illegal.
(Digital Rights, SOFA, Patriot Act, etc.. all loaded with vagueness in
content but great specificity in punishment). Now, the best publication
that may possibly know something is 2600, who also give meeting
locations sometime for public discussion groups - all legal. Probably
the big problem is that many folks would be curious about serious
matters for fun or $$ and how it works, but very few would be
interested in a HD train download, unless their dad worked there. Just
a thought.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2012

Someone help me out...

I was recently told it was possible for the download from the engine to
be manipulated or edited to protect the guilty or doom the innocent.

Not the hard drive on the recorder, the download on the RFE's laptop.

I'm no IT expert but with some of the things computers can now do,
I wouldn't be surprised. It would explain the difference in the trip
facts from the down load and the conflicting physical evidence that
sometimes appear at crossing accidents.

How can the FRA know the disc they get from the carriers is authentic
and unaltered or do they get the recorder in the event of a major
event?

Name: The Silver Sharpie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2012

Brothers and Sisters of the Nashville Division;

Trainmaster Justin Reeves really did a number on himself when he put
nearly a hundred dollars worth of diesel fuel into the trainmaster's
unleaded fuel only Super Duty. It's now sitting in the shop with major
damage, and all bets are on saying that he and his buddy Shawn Helm are
trying to keep what really happened away from good ole' Pete Burrus. 

What's the matter, Reeves? All of those frivolous charges and ruined
careers catching up with you? How's it feel to be in the crosshairs
for once? What will your family say when you go home and tell them you
got fired, like the hundreds of engineers and conductors that have
fallen victim to your vengeful games?

It's a shame when the playing field gets leveled, huh?

Name: cant wait to retire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2012

His name is Danny Jerrell not Gerald either way you spell it he's the
same scratchey voice idiot. He knows nothing about railroading
he learned from Jack (fat slob) Vierling who is now AVP of car
management (figure that on out) nice human resources he screwd up the
dispatch center first then the Huntington Division along with the Great
Lakes Division now Car management GOD BLESS US ALL. When are the short
yellow buses going to quit dropping off all the workers in management.
Way to go you Fat ass you blew the right person

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2012

MIT

Under the new OSHA guidelines, if an employee lays-off sick or is
unsafe to work. The carriers cannot harass, intimidate, or threaten
employees for excessive lay-offs for "safety concerns," 
if documented (doctor's statement).

Laying-off sick for personal safety--is reporting safety concerns;
which is protected under OSHA guidelines. It's the same as reporting
unsafe equipment. Employees are an extension of equipment; who's
required to operate the equipment in a safe manner. 

There are several links that are very useful for your guidance.

www.trainlaw.com/FRSA-Library/

Pass it on and keep us all safer for the next trip.

Name: lilbuddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2012

Everybody from the executive level of the company to the front line
managers to the union heads to the FRA to the Board of Directors, all
anyone wants is a fat pay-day and to be stroked. Nothing else will
matter. Good conscience, out the window!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2012

Hey EZreeder:

Perhaps the perception of the laws of corporate governance has
changed...a word here, a comma there which looks good to shareholders
and casual observers. However, in the final analysis, they are just
words and are meaningless unless acted upon. Keep in mind the investors
only care about one thing...results. How those result are achieved are
conveniently overlooked. Also, it takes a 
vote of the shareholders to amend the company's Articles of
Incorporation which, unless recommended by the Board, doesn't stand a
chance.

It's also interesting that you mention the outside auditors...a
comment or two about that. First and foremost, these firms earn
millions of dollars in fees annually to provide companies like CSX 
services which makes them susceptible to suggestions from management.
These firms will not lie, however they have been know to creatively
present the numbers, at management's cajoling, in a more favorable
light. To me, the absolute biggest red flag in a company's financial
health is when the auditors change. The only reason they change is
because they resign so they won't have to lie or are terminated
because they won't kowtow to management's demands.

Name: EZreeder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2012

NoMo-  

You'd better go back and look at the proxy ballots again.  The laws of
corporate governance are changing, thanks to the wreckage on Wall
Street.  There should also be something in the articles of
incorporation that stipulate what % of approval that a director nominee
has to attain.

As for the intermodal/carload question, I think it is just indicative
of the bs we see in politics today.  Instead of supporting the people
who actually make things in this country, and BUY things in this
country, we will give cut rates to those who import all the things
we've designed and originally built.  It's pitiful.  

As for the captive customers- hey, we got plenty of gas- all the export
markets are stalling for coal, so if they're putting all their eggs in
that basket- well, maybe when Mike retires in a few years his stock
will still be worth something.

They constantly yak about their drive to 65. Big Effin' deal.  Anybody
who works in this company knows their statistics are mostly bullshit,
that's why I continue to vote against their choice of auditors, cuz
those guys are asleep at the wheel.  

It's offensive to me as a stockholder that this management team
continues to chase the low-end of the business.  Pitiful.  Just
pitiful.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2012

Hey EZreeder:

Not a bad way of looking at that when it comes to Shareholder
proposals, some of which have a great deal of merit but get poo-pawed
because the board considers them intrusions into their domain.

Remember though we are talking about the BoD...things don't work like
that when it comes to the election of directors. Unless there's a
proxy fight all directors stand for election unopposed. You can't vote
against a director...you can vote for, withhold authority to vote for,
or abstain. If you fail to cast a ballot, the Board will vote your
shares for you in accordance with the Boards
recommendations.

Why the disparity in the volume vs. revenue numbers...I guess the rates
are low in order to compete with the other carriers. Their logic being
what they lose in margins, they gain in volume. I'm sure there's a
bonus trigger attached somehow. Also Intermodal is easy, moves faster
among other things, and fits CSX's game plan of exclusively becoming a
line haul carrier. If CSX never switched another car it wouldn't bother
them one bit. I might also add that
the lost margins are passed along to other captive shippers like power
generators, who pass along the shopping costs to their customers!

Name: EZreeder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2012

NoMo-

The proxy materials are a piece of cake!  They clearly tell you the way
the board of minions wants you to vote, so you can easily vote the
opposite.  That's what I do almost every year, except when those
morons from the CDF tried their takeover.

The real question is why people invest in such a retarded business
model to begin with.  You look in the last 2 annuals, and it clearly
tells you that intermodal freight consists of 35% or so of the volume
of business we handle, but produce only 12% of the revenue.  Now tell
me this, why does our company continue to subsidize this "China
Shipping Express", to the detriment of our carload, bill-paying
customers?  Something is not right.  While NS doubles the size of their
Bellevue, OH freight yard, CSX continues to chase this nickle and dime
crap of intermodal.  It's insane.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2012

Hey Frank:

Noble thought but it won't work for the following reasons...

1) Ward nominates the directors
2) Shareholders elect the directors based on the Boards
recommendation.
3) Board appoints CEO
4) Most employees don't take the time to read or understand their
union contract, do you think they'll read and understand the Proxy
material?
5) Finally, all the employees' stock collectively isn't enough to
change anything. Although it might get their attention.

The real problem with CSX is over the last 10 years, they've hired
idiots for front line managers. They have been promoted and another 
batch or two hired in. The seasoned veterans who know how to railroad
have either retired or so far up the ladder, they've lost touch with
the line.

As was pointed out in another recent post, the quality of the craft
hires has also hit bottom. Going forward, finding employees retiring
with 40+ years of service will be rarity.

Name: THATWILLDO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2012

If you want to put the blame on a group of people for putting
un-qualified people positions on the railroad blame Human Resourses. On
CSX every company position has bonus perks, so the HR Dept. has one
to. They are based on open vancancies to be filled, to many open
positions no BONUS so do u think the misfits in HR care how the actual
railroad is run in the realworld, hell they don't know the difference
between a boxcar and a caboose. Hell why not but a person from say
finance to an ADM in transportation or a car salesman as a trainmaster,
job is filled who cares we got our BONUS. So keep up the great job
filling those positions HR........WTF

Name: frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2012

Attention fellow CSX employees.

Getting tired of the theft payroll is doing to our pay check pay period
after pay period?  Tired of how our stock isn't going up, and the
quality of the equipment we're forced to work with is going down? 
When you think moral or the way we T&E employees can't get any worse,
it does.  Are you shocked?  You shouldn't be.  Look at who we have
running this company.

Mike Ward personally brought Tony Ingram and David Brown over to CSX
from NS.  The two of them started bring over the managers that helped
NS gain the name Nazi Southern.  Mike then put Cindy Sanborn under Tony
Ingram and David Brown to learn how they managed, and to study their
"Nazi Southern Mentally" so that she be the next VP over we T&E
employees.

Cindy Sanborn may be the wealthiest women on the railroad, but WE ALL
have something in common with her.  We all own stock that has voting
rights and allows us to attend and speak at the shareholders meetings. 
Its time we start talking among ourselves and voting our shares.  We
need to vote Mike Ward and his personally appointed buddies off the
board of directors.

We all have the ability to band together and change the future of our
company.  Meaningful change starts from the top down.  Its time we
started a grass roots movement to change the culture of our company.  
We can change the culture of our company by voting Mike Ward and those
that he appointed to the board of directors OUT.  Elections may be a
ways off,  but there is no time like the present to start a grass roots
movement to clean house, starting with Mike Ward and his board of
directors.
.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2012

July 25, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2012

To my fellow CSX-Sucks users, I'm sending my apology now about putting
this on every post,.  Hopefully as you scroll throughout the forums
today, you'll understand why I did this.

LOL

Its time to give up on last years news.  Laura is old news and we've
moved on to topics that require thought, and maybe a bit of insight.  


Why don't you put your big boy pants on and join us at the grown up
table as we adults discuss matters of value and importance.  For
example.....  ways we can work together to keep our job while facing
continued attacks on our lively hood by CSX's crack management team.

Name: csxsucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2012

You guys need to check the wheels on your engines.  The csx managers at
the engine house will run them with bad wheels just to make the power
desk happy.  We changed some wheels a while back that were really
really bad.  Guess what the unit derailed if it hadn't it would of
still be pulling frieght.  I wish I knew who was on it when it happened
cause I would sing like a song bird.  I left csx there the dirtest
people I have ever seen.  I even thought about writing a book about how
bad they are. I mean who in there right mind dumps a retention tank on
the ground.  I fucking hate csx

Name: BEEN AROUND
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2012

Really, 2.3 mil for a fancy house sounds low end. I know JAX is cheaper
than L.A., but in my town the really rich pay more than that, and we
are semi low cost. Not saying I would turn such a house down, since it
is worth way more than where I live. Just FWIW.

Name: 100E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2012

Looks like Big Mike can afford to own two riverfront homes, furnish them
and have backyard BBQ's while you work your behind off and have claims
denied for no valid reason.

CSX CEO Michael Ward buys $2.3M riverfront home

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2012/07/16/csx-ceo-michael-ward-buys-23m.html

Name: CJones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2012

The recent carrier/union study suggest that all accidents that happens
between 3-5am, are sleep deprivation related. Research "circadian
trough." The studies conducted on several participants suggest that a
majority participants could not maintain alertness during the testing
periods and could not recall the brief moments of passing-out. 
In other words, the feds will give freebies if accidents happens around
the 3-5am time period.

Name: Ivestigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2012

Need names, numbers, and titles of the Jax officials.
Some were willing to talk about safety issues that's detrimental to
train operations....Will use the same "contact code" when calling.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2012

Other,


Trip optimizer has to bet set up by the engineer each trip. Must put
all train info into it. I think its great! Let a stupid little box run
the train. If it messes things up and tears the train up there isnt
anything they can do to the engineer or the conductor. Conductor cant
be held responsible for the actions of that box. Right now we are all
being held accountable for the crap the engineer misses like not
blowing the horn or speeding or what ever they can try and pin on us
now. Besides, if you knew anything about csx and their maintenance
record you would know that this thing is going to be so much trouble
its not even going to be funny. They cant keep their rolling junk
running let alone an optimizer box!
Im not sure but I think the thing cant take into consideration all the
different variable that are in place on each train. Like the yms
putting all the weight on the end of the train instead of the head end.
Or maybe and engine not running right and only having 4 working throttle
positions. Going to be fun to watch!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2012

Don't look now but our elitist white collar friends are implementing 1
more step to getting rid of all of us. "TRAIN OPTIMIZER". thats the
latest bullshit now coming to replace you. use it or else. thats system
notice 114. can't for the life of me understand why the unions are
happy about PTC. if you have less than 20 yrs you have to get the hell
out of there. there is no future there for you, go to amtrak or a
commuter outfit near you. within the next 10 yrs these bastards will
get rid of road conductors and soon thereafter everybody.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2012

June 21, 2012.....CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Name: Furlough retention board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2012

I also wanted to say that the furlough retention board seems like a
part-time work force and plays into the company's hands. While on it I
have worked almost everyday I have been marked up. I will be able to
draw unemployment very soon and will probably just furlough. If
everyone on the board will do the same, eliminate the part-time
workforce, the company will not be able to collect their $250/week
overpayments and will consistently run out of conductors and brakemen. 
This may help everyone get back to work.

Name: Furlough retention board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2012

Conditions less than 1 year

I understand what you are talking about. I am in the same boat but from
experience at other jobs and a gut feeling we should stick it out. I
hope you are not on the furlough retention board because you are marked
up 3 days and off 4 per week but, only paid for 2 days. In addition,
they have yet to pay it correctly and are not sending checks or grossly
overpaying then deducting $250/half. I don't know what contract you are
under but with ours we should be able to go to other terminals and
qualify but are being denied. I stand for 25+ jobs at nearby terminals
and cannot take one as a brakeman. I also have younger employees
working at my home terminal, marked up, and cannot take or qualify
there either. I can say that I live near several mines and the loadouts
have coal stacked to the moon but not moving. I think that there is a
lot of political posturing going on and the toughest rooster will win.
Keep your chin up!

Name: carl taylor
E-mail: cltaylor@aol.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2012

Shutup, you bunch of whinning babies.  I spent 20 years baby sitting for
you children.

Name: richard lewis
E-mail: lewislpr@aol.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2012

My truck loaded with antique cars was hit in stating Georgia after
getting stuck on the tracks.the engineer had to be asleep because the
mayor of stating was on the tracks waving and they never even tried to
stop although they had better than a quarter mile to see us.also since
my wreck in 2011 there has been a new load of cars stuck the same way.

Name: listen up?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 April 2012

READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY? !!!!! WHEN YA GET ORDERS TO COMMIT A POSSIBLE
UNSAFE ACT?  THIS  SHOULD OR COULD BE YOUR RESPONSE?

ARE YOU TELLING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT? SPELL THIS OUT?  DO NOT
REFUSE !  GET A WITNESS?   REPEAT  OVER RADIO IF NEED BE ?  !!!!




P.S .    JUST A THOUGHT AFTER  GETTING   HARASSED  MYSELF  90+
EFFICIENCY CHECKS IN A YEAR!  WORK SAFE    ! SLOW IS GOOD   AND SAFE   
WATCH YOUR BACK !!!!!

Name: potts jl.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2012

i've been working out here little over 30 yrs. now. i seen alot of
changes some for the good and some for the bad.my point is there is so
many men on the street looking for a job so if you dont like it or you
are not happy, well good bye iam tired of these non working little
pricks bitching about the railroad. if you hate it so damn bad just
quit. you little bitch we need men who wants to a good
job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2012

April 2, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2012

Holy crap! That's some serious acquisations that shouldn't of been
posted on here. I hope it gets taken off.

Name: Timothy Buckwalter Jr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2012

Leonard F Shaner Jr.

Conrail6370@yahoo.com, is a child pornographer, molester and shitbag.

everyone who knows him hates him......he harasses kids and teenagers
and girls who won`t go out with him.

he lives at 139 Buckwalter Rd. Pottstown PA 19465

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2012

Hey Breaker:

I think I read where he hit a coal truck So unless the trucks owner or
driver sues CSX, which is highly unlikely or CSX pulls Potato Head's
phone lugs, we'll never know.

It will take someone from the Region or Corporate to get involved
because the fix is in!

Name: breaker
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2012

NoMo,

  We heard the DE was really chatting on his phone, didn't pay
attention and hit the coal hauler, claiming his brakes failed.  I
wonder if he filled out his inspection and did a walk-around?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2012

The ABS failed?

I have a '01 GMC Yukon and there is a warning light, actually two in
the instrument panel. One on the left side in amber and the other on
the right in red.

Regardless of what happened, he was driving a defective vehicle because
the warning lights were on.

He has no excuses...lets see if CSX walks the walk?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2012

The ABS failed?

I have a '01 GMC Yukon and there is a warning light, actually two in
the instrument panel. One on the left side in amber and the other on
the right in red.

Regardless of what happened, he was driving a defective vehicle because
the warning lights were on.

He has no excuses...lets see if CSX walks the walk?

Name: ease up
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2012

Locomotive Engineer,

  I heard about the DE having the accident.  He claimed the ABS brake
system malfunctioned...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2012

was div.manager for hunington div. involved in collision with coal truck
while riding with maintanance crew between martin ky. and hazard ky?

Name: maher
E-mail: maher_majdalawi@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2012

HI

please you can proveded me any information for list 
and quality control for railway.

best regards

eng. maher majdalawi

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2012

Posted on all sections for the uninformed: A Bloomberg article posted
from researchers indicates that: "The Wealthy Are More Likely to Lie
or Cheat to Maintain an Edge"
I'm surprised at the fox guarding the hen house [Bloomberg] mention
the article!

Name: johnnywadd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2012

CSX SUCKS IN EVERY ASPECT
CLOWNS ARE RUNNING THE CIRCUS THERE FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SELKIRK

Name: Dennis
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2012

10 long years of being treated badly was enough for me. I left CSX 4
years ago.
Now I see CSX, advertising on TV, radio and in print. Why? Do their
current customers get treated as badly as the employees?
Sorry for posting in a forums, this question didn't fit in any one
category.

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: antigreed@informed.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 February 2012

To: No Mo,

To review any corporate ceo salary and other generous benefits; you
simply goggle the name and Forbes will usually have a complete profile
of the ceo. It's very simple...you should know that...you been on this
site for a while posting! Maybe post it in the ready room!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: fearme@suckers.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2012

A corporate CEO who makes $20 MILLION ANNUALLY+STOCK OPTIONS...Pays a
salary of $100,000 to a few BOUNCERS; who's sole task is to harass you
and keep you working daily and keep[your]the attention off-of his $20
MILLION SALARY[and options]--which has now accumulated 
to $100 MILLION.

Without naming the complainers--"suckers," I'll leave it to--you-all
and your UNION OFFICERS to figure-it-out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2012

All of the RR transportation dept Bitching comes from 2 places.

1. Micro management.
2. Inability to lay off.

Folks the whole world has time to go to the dentist, yep set an
appointment, and be there. Tell the kids yep Saturday I will be at the
game.

Telling your kids, time after time--- well maybe, not sure, does not
look good, and failing to meet any of them. See how it works.

RR is what it is, not hard work, just hard to work around.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2012

hey schoolboy, its a known fact that there is not the railroader who
does not bitch at times, the bitching is part of the job, oh yea i was
so happy too when i got hired at age 18, and even said i would never
bitch about such a good paying job,, we all do it, the bitching no
matter what company we work for,, its human nature to bitch about
things at times, its that some do it more than others, in fact i would
say 90% of rr peeps deep down inside love thier jobs cuz railroading
gets in yer blood per say & will stay,, i know many who have been
retired & they still talk about the rr, some even come to yard and vist
at times from all crafts too.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2012

Hi i am just wondering how many block-interlocking towers are still in
use in the usa,, i don,t to many? My personal thoughts-- these new
central disp centers suck, We all know that when we had the towers that
things ran very well & you got a answer on the radio right away, ha ha a
far cry from today, name me 1 time when a disp at one of these new
centers answered the radio in a min,, ha ha bet you can,t name more
than 5 times! Not only that but it seems every time the weather
conditions go bad, ie rain, snow, cold, the system goes hay wire,
traffic can,t be reversed, tol,s ect, ect, sure is keeping the signal
maintainers busy, its like those guys are out in the field now 24-7
trying to fix the problems and delying trains big time, on time
preformence, ha ha lmfao, cuz thats what the rr ,s said the new disp
systems would do and they were wrong but they will never admitt to
that, The entire central dispatch thing was done only for 1 reason-- to
get rid of jobs-ie the tower operators, i know cuz when i hired on we
had reg time table traines, they got rid of all that-ie called when
needed now and they could care rats ass now on how long it takes a
train to get over the road, all in the name of saving a few bucks, no
wonder we lost so many shippers to trucks, cuz the truckers deliver on
time, and the rr,s keep bitching that they have to cut costs, yea at
the expensie of losing a lot of busniess,,, if i ran a busniess like
the rr, i would be bankrupt in a month, its like they just don,t give a
shit, hell i known tm,s who went to companys served by the rr and they
told them to ship by other means if they could,, you don,t run a
company like that, but the rr sure does it that way, and who gets the
blame? of course its us workers who get the blame for thier stupid ways
of thinking when they lose money, i hired out a while back and i heard
it from my first day on the rr,, abolish jobs. i rest my perry mason
case.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2012

Just for conversation.

Reading the local news today it seems that TVA has 10 power plants that
they want to replace, convert,to natural gas. The plan is 2 now and the
rest in the future. local short line RR was interviewed (P&L) stated
50% of their business was TVA coal.

I may be wrong, cause this is just a guess, 50% coal is close to CSX
operations, just a much larger scale.

Name: School Boy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2012

IF you don't like the company why work there? The good thing about this
great country God Made, is that you are free to work anywhere and not
forced to work here. So again I ask, why stay here? Why not leave? Oh
that's right, you can't get a BETTER job else where.

Name: Conrail Twitty
E-mail: Twittyman @yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2012

T.D. on the Nashville Sub,,,,,,need I say anymore

Name: Corp Comm
E-mail: Bye bye Brown
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2012

Dear CSX Employees,

 I am pleased to announce the appointments of Oscar Munoz as executive
vice president and chief operating officer and Fredrik Eliasson as
executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective
immediately.

Oscar and Fredrik are respected leaders, both inside and outside of our
industry, and people I trust to help guide and energize the organization
with the highest degree of success and integrity.  What means even more
to me than their leadership and business skills is their passion for
our company and its future.

Oscar replaces David Brown, who is no longer with the company.  As
stated in the press release, the company’s decision to make this change
is unrelated to CSX’s financial condition, business performance or
outlook, all of which remain strong.  We have a great operating team,
and I am highly confident that they will achieve even greater levels of
success in the future.

Dean Piacente will succeed Fredrik as vice president of sales and
marketing for the chemicals and fertilizer business, a position he held
previously.  Dean is highly respected among this customer group and the
transition will be seamless.  We will quickly identify a successor to
Dean for his financial planning and analysis responsibilities.

Also along with these new appointments, we are making a few additional
organization realignments.

Frank Lonegro and the Technology organization will be moved to
Operations, reporting to Oscar.  This change will ensure that there is
even more integration between Technology and Operations as we prepare
our company to implement Positive Train Control and maintain all of the
key systems necessary to run our railroad safely and efficiently.

At the same time, Fran Chinnici and the Purchasing organization and
Steve Crosby and the Real Property group will both report to Lisa
Mancini in her role as chief administrative officer.

We just completed a record financial year for CSX, and we believe that
we are headed together for a strong 2012.  Please join me in building
on the leadership changes announced today by continuing to deliver
top-notch performance in the year ahead.

Sincerely,

Michael Ward

Name: RUKidding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2012

To LE 30+:
You mention that you are "pro union", yet the facts you cite in your
diatribe on the current state of unions is a little off the mark, as
are your comments on who is to blame for the current state of affairs.
First, union officers who make $300K a year? really, I suggest you look
at the DOL website and search for your respective unions LM reports
where the salaries of those union leaders is a matter of public record
for all to see. I also doubt you'll see any salaries in the range you
suggest.
As to our current contracts and situation, it can be argued that the
UTU placed us in that position, or on the path of going the PEB route,
but the fact remains, that the unions within PEB243 were told by the
people in the congress that if the issue actually came to them,
they'dve shoved into us even more, quite possibly wrecking the RLA and
RRB in the process of "helping us". This should be cause for concern
because it shows where the real issue lies, that being the congress we
elect of office doesn't represent us, they represent those special
interests who supply the most dollar wise. Now who might that be?
Surely not the unions who essentially operate on a shoestring money
wise. Hell we get grief from our repective memberships for a
$1.00/month increase in dues while the bozos in congress take 10 times
that from us without so much as a whimper from those same folks who
gripe at the $1.00 increase.

Most union members don't care about what goes on between contracts,
either within their union, or the congress. They only look at things
from that brief time and say to their union "what are you going to do
for me?" Nevermind that in between when that union member should have
been caring and paying attention the whole time, congress cuts the rug
out from under the union by being beholden to the Carrier who supplies
those congressmen with the $$ for re-election. And we wonder why we're
in the proverbial pickle? That union that you seem to despise is in
actuality protecting you rights and helping to keep your standards of
living at par or better than the nation as a whole, all while you
happily go to work in between contracts and pay no mind to what gos on.
The whole time protecting you from forces that would love to strip that
which you have away from you. If they could do it all at once they
would. They can't because of some of things the union brought to you
(i.e. RLA, mediation, workers rights laws just to name a few).

We all need to wake up and see where the process has gone wrong and
start doing something about it instead of standing in the shadows, and
then bitching about the very folks who do our battles for us 365/24/7 .

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2012

Evan

Sounds like sour grapes. With over 70% voting in favor of ratification
the majority rules. I figured seeing you cried about it on every thread
I'd do the same. lol

Name: Evans
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2012

The national was ratified.  This proves the carrier can and will do
whatever it wants.  Healthcare isn't what it was just wait till next
contract.  We will even give up a little more.  The time I retire the
carrier wont contribute nothing. 


Utu, Ble, Csx   FUCK YOU

Name: PO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 January 2012

GET the vacations in..  Jim,  get off your fat ass and put the vacations
in..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 December 2011

Thanks for the reply.

Just found out Oiler's and the car dept used them. I know from
experience some were used in wash rooms, and some were carried in the
nose of passenger locomotives, and used for flagging on dark
territories. Some were used by clerks/operators to flag stop passenger
trains (known as flag stops). Anyway I thought someone may have
knowledge of other uses.

The RR sure bought a bunch of them.

GOOFY

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2011

Meant switch tender....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2011

Probably a switch thenders lantern...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 December 2011

Just want to throw this out to the folks, for fun

Adlake Kero dated 1947 clear globe lantern. ICRR

What were these used for, If you know?

This was not a caboose light or marker, simply a hand held Kerosene
lantern.

Name: Billy E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..

Name: brown1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 December 2011

Your bonus will be sent by the 24th Dec.

Merry Christmas

Name: ward1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas

We're shutting down Thursday the 22nd at 2359.  Everyone enjoy your
family and friends.  Don't worry about rushing back to work.  We will
start dh on the 2nd of Jan.2012.  

thanks for a great year

Name: Aaron Cross
E-mail: cindermydawg@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2011

I think you guys should make a Facebook page mimicking this site. Now
days if you want things changed you need a petition to do it. Its the
next best thing to a strike and actually losing your job. Facebook now
days boosts companies' reputation with the "LIKE" button, or it can
destroy them or even make it better for their employees.. all it needs
to do is spread like a disease over facebook, regarding the lack of
pay, compensation, and general "fuck you work anyway" attitude CSX
has for its employees, and once the bad publicity spreads enough CSX
will have a hard enough time finding buisness from companies wanting to
use their rail cars for transport for fear of a strike or bad morale the
employees who transport their goods hold for CSX. 

im gonna tell you a story, I learned this in a leadership course in the
NAVY.

its called "The 10 monkeys Story" regarding how to change things.

There are 2 monkeys in a cell. the cell has a banana hanging from the
ceiling and a fire hose pointing inside the cell.. both monkeys tried
reaching for the banana and got blasted by the fire hose every time
they attempted for it. after a week another monkey was placed into the
cell... the new monkey went right for the banana and the other 2
monkeys beat the shit out of him.. 1 and then 2 and then 3 more monkeys
were added to the cell and each time the new monkey went for the banana
the other monkeys beat the shit out of him.. and pretty soon this
happened still when there were ten monkeys in the cell.. they would
just beat the shit out of whatever monkey wanted to go for the banana
not realizing the fire hose was already taken away.


point of the story is, the fire hose is one guy, one guy who set rules
or procedure maybe 10 years ago, and everyone back then followed it,
and after awhile that one guy (fire hose) left and everyone else just
kept implementing and beating the shit out of everyone else because
thats just how its always been.. Just because things were that way
once, doesnt mean it cannot be changed or someone else can make
changes.. 

for example, A boss(the fire hose) got sick of one person in particular
sitting down when there was no work to be done, so he set a rule that
even if its -0 degrees outside when  theres nothing to be done you will
stand outside in the cold untill something comes up. well it goes on
like that for awhile 1 year goes by and that old boss (the fire hose)
is gone, and people are still standing around outside waiting for work
to do, even the other bosses inforce it not even knowing the original
reason for it.. and then it never changes.. you will always be standing
out side freezing your ass off unless you question why it came to be
like that or do something about it.



Im sorry for the long statement, but I really feel for you CSX
employees makin 40k for a job you should be making 50-60k doing. and
what is worse is that for the low money you do make, you are treated so
shitty and get screwed over so much.


<<<Not an Employee>> so I can speak my mind since the employees who
think complimenting CSX on this site will earn them brownie points or
extra money in the future are too stupid to realize it wont.

Name: evans
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2011

I just voted NO.

Name: cya
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2011

RRJ,

What are you putting in that morning coffee?  We all read a lot of dumb
shit from you.

Name: Evans
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2011

Educational site

rrj must have fell off his rocker again.  I've red some silly post on
here from him, but that one takes the cake.  

Old man it's time to put the pc down and feed the squirrels..

Name: mmmmmmm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2011

Educational page called csx-sucks.  You have to be joking.

Name: Sonny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2011

rrj

YOu must live on this site or do you work for csx-sucks?  Everytime I
read something on here you have some silly remark.  You must patrol
this site.

Name: Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2011

RRJ


CSX-Sucks  is the name of this site in case you didn't know.  It's
not like when you worked out here referring to certain ones like
yourself " safety sucks, csx sucks, company sucks."  this is a
negative site bashing csx. I hope this helps.  Now go feed your
pengions old man..

Name: Boyles
E-mail: RRJ
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2011

RRJ,
 THANKS FOR A GOOD POST......WIFE AND I BOTH DO ENJOY THAT RAILROAD
RETIREMENT CHECK ALSO...,,,,,,I DO HOPE AFTER 2 YEARS OF NO
INCREASE,,,WE DO GET A RAISE THIS YEAR...
 I HEARD WE WOULD,,,,BUT,,THAT STILL WILL NOT CHANGE MY VOTE.!!!

I SEE ALOT OF CHANGE HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE COMPANY SINCE MY
REITREMENT
......ALOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS HAVE PASSED AWAY,,,AND,,,ALOT
OF THEM,,,STILL YOUNG...
   I REALIZED,,,JOBS THAT WERE ON CALL 24---7,,,AND THE MONEY WAS NOT
INMPRTANT ANYMORE..   LIFE,,,DOING THINGS WITH FAMILY,,,FRIENDS,,MEANT
MORE TO ME THAT THE MONEY,,,AND,,AFTER R.R. TAX,,,,YOU MAY GET
HALF,,,,,,,...
....YES,,,RAILROAD PAYS GOOD AND OT HELPED,,,BUT,,RAILROADS DO CUT ALOT
OF TAX......I HIRED IN,,,I MADE $3.50 A HOUR AND I THOUGHT I WAS ON TOP
OF THE WORLD..
  RAILROAD WAS GOOD TO ME AS FAR AS MONEY,,,,,AND,,,I WAS GOOD TO THE
RAILROAD AS WORKING......BUT,,IT GOT TO A POINT,,,,CHANGE WAS COMEING
AND I SEEN IT.......
   I TOOK EARLY RETIREMENT AND HAVEING A BLAST ,,,WIFE AND I AND OUR
CAMPER.!!!
   I HAVE ALOT OF STORIES I COULD TELL,,BUT,,,I DO NOT WANT TO NAME
NAMES AS IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT....
 SOME GOOD AND SOME BAD STORIES ABOUT THE RAILROAD......
 ......I DID SEE THIS COMING,,,,SO,,I PAID EVERYTHING OFF AHEAD OF
TIME,,,,,,,I RE ADJUSTED MY SELF TO MY MONTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME,,,
  HAVE A BLESSED DAY,,,,,,,BOYLES..

Name: Boyles
E-mail: UNION
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2011

THE GUYS I WORKED BESIDE WERE SCARED TO WRITE UP CLAIMS,,,,,SO,,,I WROTE
THEM FOR US.......OF COURSE,,MOST WERE DENIED.!!!!   A 100% GOOD
CLAIM,,,MOST,,,WE NEVER GOT,!!!!  NOW AND THEN,,,A CLAIM WOULD BE
PAID,!!!!,,,,,,
 THE COMPANY SIGNED THE SAME AGGREMENT AS THE UNION,,,,,,SO,,IF A CLAIM
IS LEGAL,,,,PAY ME,!!!!!  BUT,,THAT IS NOT HOW CSX WORKED..
 I HAD A COMPANY MAN,,TELL ME TO MY FACE,,,,,,,YOUR UNION IS NOT WORTH
A DAMM,!!!!!   CLAIM ALL YOU WANT,,,,I WILL PAY NOTHING,!!!.
  IT IS SAD,,,,HOW THIS R.R. HAS BECOME SO EVIL.......I HAVE BEEN OFF
OVER 10 YEARS.......AND,,IT WAS BAD THEN,,,BUT,,FROM THESE POST I
READ,,,,,,IT IS ALOT WORSE NOW,,!!!!!
  ....FRA RULES,,,,,,SAFTY RULES,,,,,,A JOKE.......MANY RULE
CLASSES...THERE WERE SOME THAT ALWAYS FAILED.....BUT,,,THESE MEN LEFT
THAT RULE CLASS WITH A PASSING GRADE......NO ONE FAILED.!!!
 IS THIS SAFTY.???......I SEEN FRA TEST GRADES,,,CHANGED,,,,,,
BUT,,,NOW,,,I TRY TO FOCUS ON THE ROAD AHEAD.....I HAD MY TIME ON THE
RAILROAD,,,IT IS YOUR TIME NOW,,,,
   GOOD LUCK,!!!!!!!!

Name: Boyles
E-mail:  UNIONS
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2011

I DO AGREE ,,MOST OF THE TIME ,,,I PERFERE UNION JOBS...
  BUT,,IN ALABAMA.TENNESSE AND MISSISSIPPI THEY NOW HAVE 4 MAJOR CAR
PLANTS,,,,,NO UNION......!!!!!!!
THESE PLANTS,,PAY AS MUCH OR MORE THAN UNION PLANTS,,,HAVE VERY GOOD
BENIFITS...AND,,,AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR JOB,,,,NO PROBLEM,,,
  I HAVE WORKED UNION JOBS,,MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE,,,,,LAST 30
,,,RAILROAD....
  I HAVE SEEN SORRY,,NO ACCOUNT..LAZY WORKERS,,,GET SAME PAY AS THE
GOOD WORKERS....AND LAUGH AT THE EMPLOYE THAT TRIES HARD...
   SINCE ALL WORKERS,,,GOOD AND BAD,,ARE ALL PROTECTED UNDER THE
UNION...
 IF THINGS ARE NOT CHANGED,,,IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS,,,,,PEOPLE THAT ARE
65,,,WILL NOT GET A RETIREMENT.....MONEY FOR RETIREMENT COMES FROM
TAXES COLLECT OUT OF WORKERS CHECKS.....IF MORE PEOPLE GET ON FOOD
STAMPS,,,WELFARE AND ECT,,,,,THERE IS NO MONEY COLLECTED FROM THESE
PEOPLE...TO GO INTO RETIREMENT FUNDS.!!!!!!
 WHO IS GOING TO PAY.!!!!   THE RICH,,,PAY ABOUT 75% OF ALL THE
TAXES......THE MIDDLE CLASS 25%,,,,,,,,....,THE POOR OR
WELFARE,,GOVERMENT CHECK PEOPLE,,,PAY NOTHING...
 AT SOME POINT OF TIME,,,MONEY WILL BE GONE...
    THERE MUST BE A STOPPING POINT FROM GOVERMENT TO UNIONS,,,,
AMERICA IS AT THE LAST ROAD TO BECOMNG A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY...
 THE 3 RD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE NOW,,,PASSING AMERICA.!!!!

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2011

Pierce formally notifies General Chairmen of tentative agreement 
CLEVELAND, December 5 — Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and
Trainmen (BLET) National President Dennis R. Pierce has formally
notified General Chairmen representing employees impacted by national
health and welfare bargaining of the Tentative Agreement reached
between the BLET and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC)
late last week.


Not able to strike=no union 
ble wasted our money and time with this bullshit when there was no way
we were ever going to be able to strike

republican democrats they're all full of shit they don't care about
the unions just reelection  no one stood with us  why should we stand
with them

Name: Pointspread Pauper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2011

Oh...by the way

...this refers to Norfolk Southern Internal Audit #2009-178.

Squad 3 of the Cleveland, Ohio FBI and the Norfolk FBI Field Office
will now first be involved with a chap named Mark XXXXX from Virginia
Beach, Virginia who had at least one guest from his house on
Thanksgiving 2009 who had the 2009-178 file with them.

Norfolk Southern is going to let this guy hang himself before the FBI
because Norfolk Southern can never admit what they did to me...

..their strategy won't work and before the e-mail presence of the
Chief of Squad 3 of the FBI and the US Attorney for the Judicial
District of Northern Ohio....

...Norfolk Southern is going to LITERALLY BEG the US Attorney to allow
the fashioning of a sixteenth-century "star chamber" where Norfolk
Southern officials & agents plead guilty to all counts and ask for
maximum sentences to run consecutively on all counts...

...just in order to spare themselves the embarrassment before their
stockholders(NYC Comptroller Pension Funds) and SEC Enforcement who
will be freezing their assets & halting all trading of their stock.

It became obvious reading the sanctions decision of Judge Ellen Maas
that this drag-your-feet obfuscation by BNSF Railway was a 
strategy aimed at the presumption that law firms WOULD NOT shell out
their own dough.

This law firm did and because of it BNSF attorneys are squirming before
the Minnesota Supreme Court

Also, BNSF altered their response by removing a line from VP Aimbler's
pathetic explanation... it said something like, "BNSF employees have
gone through further training on the proper disposition of evidence"

...oh, this was accidentallll???!!!???

The reason they removed that line was because the new set of attorneys
for BNSF had to go before the Minnesota Supreme Court and admit to
'bad conduct'; to wit, a euphamism for "total contempt of the
judicial system, the court and the court's officers"

Well, NoMo.... you pay real close attention to what Judge Maas spoke
about her authority... powers granted specifically to her by
enumeration... but most importantly "inherent" powers to cover
exigencies not clearly defined by statute, ordinance or within the body
of "case law"

Couple that with a DoD administrative law decision defining
administrative proof as "something less than a preponderance of the
evidence but more than a glimmer or glimpse"

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/doha/industrial/02-16379.h1.html

Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Mayors(Executive Branch), Fire Chiefs, County
HAZMAT officials too have inherent powers as well as "enumerated
powers"

These inherent powers will successfully clash with this cite by Norfolk
Southern Chief Counsel, John Edwards in the Ethanol Transloading
Terminal Case before the NTSB:

"The purpose of the Federal preemption is to prevent a patchwork of
local and state regulation from unreasonably interfering with
interstate commerce "

...remember in the John Grisham movie, The Firm, where Mitchell McDeer
(Tom Cruise) submarines the entire Memphis Law Office with an oblique
yet devastating attack..

..he tells the FBI Agent played by Ed Harris that the hundreds of uses
of a postage stamp to commit overbilling mail fraud was not glamorous
but it had teeth(5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine per incident)

The reason Tom Cruise was able to figure that out and not the FBI was
because he was successfully able to collate what he had learned in law
school with the misconduct he observed as an insider.


You will all be getting to have a sideline pass to watch how "inherent
powers" beat the "federal preemption" in US District Court.

The "postage stamp" in this case is that the US District Court will
FIRST PERFORM a "test" to see if the Alexandria, Va officials will
have had sufficient "administrative proof" to have acted
unilaterally...

...if that is settled in their favor then it is dispositive. Norfolk
Southern never gets a chance to present the Federal Preemption argument
nor the Interstate Commerce Act of 1870 nor anything else.

This will be the biggest upset of a prohibitive favorite(Norfolk
Southern) in the United States since UTEP beat #6-ranked BYU straight
up as 42-point underdogs in NCAA Football... somewhere around 1989.

I of course was at Bally's Grand in Reno and bet BYU -42 (another
loser in a lifetime of losing bets)...

...the ironic thing is I RESEARCH ALL MY PICKS IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL
& BASEBALL for hours-and hours to pick losers this bad... I'd be
better of going 50-50 by having my Magic 8-ball pick games for me....

BYU -42, Mr Magic 8-ball???

"All signs point to yes"

Okay...my Magic 8-ball is not so magic since it picks losers also but
at least I can research 10 or 15 games in 5 minutes as opposed to 7 or
8 hours.

I also got to quit betting so many games... the  11/10 house edge of
52.38% grinds you down much, much faster when you bet alot of games.

Hey, if any of you want to freak out Norfolk Southern by dropping one
shoe and letting the other shoe dangle from your arm... you can e-mail
the link to these posts to...



Norfolk Southern VP of Law

william.galanko@nscorp.com


Norfolk Southern Senior Counsel

John.Edwards@nscorp.com


...due to the criminal & regulatory misconduct of  Norfolk Southern's
Agents, the hegemony has flipped 180 degrees in favor of the
communities in the 22 states.

The first casualty will be an attorney for a Norfolk Southern Drug
Testing Agent who will surrender his law license (as opposed to being
disbarred)and then surrender to the FBI for "felony intimidation" of
the family members of someone reporting regulatory violations to the
FRA and criminal conduct to the Norfolk Southern Police

Name: Pointspread Pauper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2011

Hello, NoMo

How are you doing?

The appellation, "whoop ass express" crystalizes perfectly what is
about to happen.

Some folks were hoping they'd be able to trash US DOT documentation
pretty soon...

...but just like Lucy used to yank the football away from Charlie Brown
prior to him kicking it...

...they're going to realize they never had a chance. I was never going
to let that happen from the beginning of their threats against my
physical safety

Name: Pointspread Pauper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2011

Of course, David...

..if you, George Knapp or Anjelica Palank have ever been  place kickers
in the National Football League, I take all of those platitudes back and
deny them forever...

...missing field goals wide right... shanking point-after-attempts.

I couldn't pick a winner against the pointspread if my life depended
on it... and not just in the NFL

I dislike placekickers in NCAA Football just as much for the very same
reasons.

Statistically, it is just as difficult to pick 11 losers in a row
against the pointspread as it is to pick 11 winners in a row against
the pointspread.

Guess what I picked?... 11 losers in a row...

...followed by a push/tie...

...followed by two losers

0 wins 13 Losses 1 push/tie

Name: Pointspread Pauper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2011

You're a good man, David Nelson, you and your family paid quite a high
price for you sticking up to the ethical principles some good parents
must have instilled in you all. The $1.18 million you received was not
that much when attorneys' fees were taken out.

Your family suffered too, David... they too are owed a great debt by
the citizens of this nation and somebody is going to do something to
let that be formalized in writing.

It's easy to make Attorney jokes - - yet look at what SHINING STARS
the attorneys fighting against BNSF Railways' lies and foot-dragging
showed themselves to be...

...they did what MOST OTHER LAW FIRMS would not do...spent TONS of
their own money to hunt down BNSF's lies ....slogging slowly through
the mud and the swamps... never losing their resolve...never allowing
themselves to be intimidated...just like Lord Baltimore kept coming
after Robert Redford & Paul Newman in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance
Kid". This nation owes those attorneys a debt of gratitude.

The former FRA Inspector who informed George Knapp of KLAS-TV in Las
Vegas.. another good man.. note how Union Pacific took issue with the
safety issues even though it was an expert formerly within the FRA who
brought up the seminal issues for the KLAS-TV producers of that story.

Now it's time to put these buzzards "out of the olive oil business"
as Al Pacino/Michael Corleone said in the Godfather movie.


Dave Nelson wrote:
"If I have limited Signal Knowledge as you claim, then there is
nothing
I can say that is of value [to potential terrorists], so don't worry
about it."

Excellent point, David

You look at TV Journalist, George Knapp's expose on the Union Pacific
Railyard in Las Vegas...

...the conduct of CSX termminating the employment of an employee who
failed to meet the Federal Hearing/Audiology Standard when no such
standard exists

...the $4.2 million awarded in sanctions alone against BNSF Railway for
the countless lies and blame shifting in the case heard by Judge Ellen
Maas in Minnesota and BNSF's totally reprehensible response which
detoured from the issue of "public policy formation"; to wit, "why
are stewards of regulatory testing acting unethically and frustrating
the efforts of the court's officers?"

...Norfolk Southern's recent loss in an OSHA case where the
Administrative Law Judge dragged in all 22 US States where Norfolk
Southern operates and damned the entire NS culture of non-compliance
effectively saying Norfolk Southern was pretending to be something
they're not by discouraging employees who were injured to NOT FOLLOW
Federal Regulations and report those injuries so that Norfolk Southern
could win the EJ Harriman Safety Award.

Amazing that the spineless political whores in politics and the
bureaucracy would take someone who won a $1.18 million whistleblower
lawsuit awarded by the US Government and then have a DIFFERENT ARM of
that government basically call him a troublemaker and potential
threat.

The threat is the rail industry that has that kind of stranglehold on
the political & bureaucratic apparatuses in this nation.

Anjelica Palank... a woman who went to law school to familiarize
herself with the nuances of what was happening in the CSX/Amtrack case
where the judge called CSX's "rusty nail" securement "borderline
criminal"

She gave the $60 million she was awarded for the death of her husband,
Police Sergeant Paul Palank to charity.

To the brave CSX employee who approached her and risked HIS FAMILY's
livelihood to tell Anjelica Palank that things were either "being
covered up" or maybe "just hurried along"

There's alot of evil in this world... I'm not the person who should
be talking about it since I was willing to participate in regulatory
violations to get/keep a job.

The reason that I have to talk about it is because I'm refusing to let
these buzzards successfully beat me in the game of musical chairs they
played.... I found out about all of you... 

I'm not a better person because of it; I am what I am..... but I
won't hesitate to acknowledge what you have all shown yourselves to be
and paid the price for.


Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2010

RE: Slack Action

Sorry man, I'm going to spill my guts on this site.
Remember?  I'm the Dave Nelson listed on the NO FLY LIST as a
potential threat to National Transportation Security.
I have no options but to take these guys on in order to get off the
list.
If I have limited Signal Knowledge as you claim, then there is nothing
I can say that is of value, so don't worry about it.

Name: Boyles
E-mail:   Y
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2011

...YOU ARE RIGHT,,,,I HAVE ALWAYS SAID,,,,A UNION THAT CAN NOT FULLY
STRIKE,,,IS USELESS...
  I WAS PRESIDENT OF OUR LOCAL ONE TERM.....THE COMPANY IN THERE
TERMS,,,TOLD ME,,,THE UNION IS A JOKE,!!!
   YOU WILL DO WHAT WE SAY,,,NOT WHAT YOUR UNION SAYS...

AND,,,BE HONEST,,,,THAT IS WHAT THE COMPANY IS DOING,,,

EMPLOYES NOW DAYS,,,,,,HAVE NO TRUE SAY......

BOYLES..

Name: Dont Worry About it 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2011

Looks like another derailment by CSX in Lansing,michigan

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2011

A union not able to strike is useless   what a waste of money 

Congress kiss are asses

Name: Boyles
E-mail: RRJ
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2011

RRJ,
 I REMEMBER IN AROUND 1985 OR 1986,,,CSX  ..CLOSED DOWN A ROUTE FROM
BIRMINGHAM TO GASDEN,,,,,IT WAS CALLED,,THE STORAGE YARD TURN...THE
TRAIN CREW TOOK A TRAIN,,,DROPPED IT OFF,BROUGHT ONE BACK,,,,ALL IN ONE
DAY TRAIN RUNNING TIME,,,12 HOURS OR LESS WITH SAME CREW....
  WELL...THEY SHUT DOWN THE TRACKS,,ABOUT 45 MILES ..
 SO,,NOW,,,CSX,,,TAKES A TRAIN DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM,,,TAKES THE OLD
SEABOARD TRACKS TO WELLINGTON ,ALABAMA,,,AND,,BACK TO THE OLD ,,,CSX
TRACK INTO GASDEN,,,,BUT,,,,NOW,,,IT TAKES 2 CREWS,,,,ONE GOING ONE
COMING....
 WELL,,,THAT WAS NOT GOOD,,SO,,,NOW,,CSX,,,CLAIMS TO HAVE SOLD MOST OF
THE TRACK TO PRIVATE RAILROAD,,,,,,BUT,,,,THE MEN ARE PAID ,,,I HAVE
HEARD FROM ONE OF THE EMPLOYES,,,,BY ,,,ROUND ABOUT WAY BY CSX.!!!! 
CSX DID THIS TO GET OUT OF UNION CONTRACTS,,,,TO SAVE MONEY.!!!!
  FROM THE TIME,,CSX TOOK OVER,,,IT HAS BEEN A DOWN HILL ROAD...IN
BOYLES,,TRAINS DOG LAW,,SITTING AT A SIGNAL....
 NEW TRAIN MASTER,,,NEW EMPLOYES,,ARE LOST.!!!!
GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY OF RAILROADING......COLLEGE MEN,,,DO NOT ALWAYS
KNOW WHAT IS BEST.!!!!
 OLD TIMER,,,BOYLES.!!!! AND,,,OTHER WORK AREAS.!!!!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2011

Kyle

I remember years ago being rerouted over the NS during a river flood.
We hogged at a NS yard waiting hours on a pick up. I got to talking
with the NS TM asking about changes CSX was making like centralized
train dispatching and crew centers ect...if the NS was going to do the
same. His response CSX was the NS best friend. CSX loves spending
millions on new ventures not sure if it's feasable or not. The NS
watches if it turned out to be a bad idea they never had to spend a
dime.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2011

KYLE,

Heck fire you are on the wrong site. Operators at $100.00 per day is
really 3x$100.00=$300.00 for 365.

RR is not dumb,system out for a few hours, so what-- it is not on YOU.

The RR was never built and run to take care of you, it was built to
make money, and hire folks to make it work. Looks like to me they are
still paying and hiring.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2011

All i know about the rr since i have been on it is that they will spend
millions to do away with a 100 dollar a day job, what i am talking
about is all the towers they closed a min expence to put in these big
dispatch centers, they came after those tower operaters big time and
operations worked very well with the block stations, those dam things
worked if it was 100 outside or 20 below zero, and ow you just get a
lil thundersorm and half the system gets knocked off line, I talked
with sme signal men and they tld me how well built those old towers
were, ie the equiptment, it was made to last 300 yrs or better, think
he told me wabco built most of that stuff in the 1920,s,, i seen the
insides of many of the old signal towers, 100 lil braty kids could not
harm that stuff as that is how well that it was built, now today, wind,
rain, snow puts these new disp centers out of commission, yup that the
rr managment thinking today spend millions for a system that alaways
fails just to get rid of a few jobs.

Name: Whore Bitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 November 2011

Anna Stayton gets pregnant and what happens?  Daddy and stepmother gets
her a job in Florida. It's amazing when the whore bitch fucks the help
and gets promoted. Where's the core values, between Anna's legs!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2011

A---Wife

Child support work's both ways.
You will find no fear on this site of child support. I see your post as
a warning, with out support.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2011

this is to mr pines, i really hope you took physics in high school cuz
if you did then you will know why yer wife got mowed over by a train
which was not the fault of the train crew or the rr company, i am so
sick and tired of peeps like you bitching about one of your loved ones
getting hit by a train when it was thier own damm stupid fault and i am
not a company man but i do stand with the rr company when people do
stupid things on rr property cuz i have seen it more than 1 time. i
rest my case!

Name: A "Wife"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2011

As a "Wife" to an Employee of Radnor Yard... KARMA!!!! I sure hope
those men keep their jobs because they are going to be BROKE paying all
that child support ( yup, even to you Anna)!!! 
I personally don't think these woman are that stupid not to know what
is going on! All those meetings, training seminars, derailments and
overtime or extra shifts are total BS!!! And if the wives and spouses
know about what is going on and want to tolerate it, well shame on them
and they are just as twisted!!

CSX is not a place for families.

Name: John Doe
E-mail: datsomebs@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2011

*****MUST READ*******

IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE OR YOU HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR NOT PASSING THE
ENGINEERS TRAINING PROGRAM YOU NEED TO READ THIS.  

AN ATLANTA DIVISION CONDUCTOR ON THE A&WP SUB-DIVISION FAILED ENGINE
SCHOOL AND IS BEING ALLOWED TO GO BACK ON HIS CONDUCTOR SENIORITY.
OTHER GUYS THAT WERE IN THE CLASS WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL SAID HE GOT BY
EVERY STOP SIGNAL ON THE SIMS AND COULD NOT EVEN PASS THE SIGNAL TEST
OR ANY OTHER TEST HE WAS GIVEN. I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WERE FIRED
BECAUSE THEY FAILED AND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO COME BACK ON THEIR
CONDUCTOR SENIORITY AS THE LETTER YOU SIGN STATES BEFORE YOU BEGIN
ENGINE CLASSES.  GET THE WORD OUT TO THOSE THIS HAS HAPPENED TO.

Name: Radnor Trash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2011

Why is Ted not at the top of this list?
If anyone would put up with Scott's crap he might of made the list. He
is still dreaming that he's the ladies man.
Other than that, I might agree with the list.

Name: Re: Nashville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 November 2011

Nashville
If anyone that made it to "Family Day" could have noticed who is who.
You had married employees that did not bring their spouse, employees
that did bring their spouses and limited them on conversations with
fellow employees, of course the glares from the ones that have had
relations with one another. 
There needs to be tighter restrictions against the "Power Houses"
that are ruining families and the companies name.
Now let's start with that list.

1. Ted (swinger)
2. John (watch out for your wives, girlfriends and daughters)
3. Jeremy (better get tested when your done with him)
4. Mike (old school)

Name: Jeff Middleton
E-mail: Iluvsuckingcox.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2011

....my ex-wife hates me, my kids hate me, everyone hates me. The only
pleasure I get in life anymore is firing employees in radnor yard
especially if they are black. Pete Burris can't do anything about me
because he is scared of me. The unions can't do anything with me
because.....well because the unions can't do anything about anything
anymore. So fair warning....if you want to keep your job with Csx, stay
away from my yard or me and my big ass buffalo head will come down on
you whenever and however I want......especially if you are black.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2011

CSX is a Piss Poor Company to work for and I would NEVER EVER recommend
anyone young or old Applying for a job with this company.From day 1
they try to Fire you and Hide in the weeds to Pray that they can catch
you doing something wrong or at least Hope they Can LIE about something
you did to get an O-test failure.The Huntington Division has to be the
Worst division for Employees as Bobby Jack Frulla has a Hardon to Fire
everyone that has on o-test failure.He and his Henchmen on the system
could give a shit less about you,your safety or you feeding your
family.He just wants to Fire EVERYONE I dont care if you have NEVER
marked off,never had a Miscall,worked Everyday of the year even
Holidays,Never had any Previous negative work history or attendance
issues.The first time you get busted without your Studded Rubbers in
the snow or Without your safety glasses your on the road to Termination
in Bob Frullas mind he is out to Fire every employee he has.People like
him are the ones who will Drive this company and companies like it into
the Ground.No matter if how Stellar of an employee you are your still
the Shitstain under the Officials and Bigwhigs shoesoles.You can never
be a good enough employee and work hard enough for this company your
just a # and if they dont like you for any reason there are schmucks
waiting in line to replace you.

Name: RealVet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2011

Mr. Ian - you are an idiot.  You can't even get Monte's number right. 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. LMAO at you dumbass.  Maybe you can put some
movement sensors on that rock you live under so when someone lifts it
you can crawl deeper under it. What a poser.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2011

Trash, debris, along tracks and their refusal to address the issue or
allow anyone access to remove the pollution source.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2011

Hey guys, how about those PTI drivers? I know there are horror stories
but nothing could be more horrific than working for PTI. An essentially
invisible corporation in league with the devils at CSX. And they do this
at the expense of folks trying to eek out a living and your safety.

Name: RealVet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2011

Hey Mr. Ian Murphy,

You are a poser and a loser.  A quick google of your name shows what
you are about.  How about you just change your log on name to Convict? 
How about SEAL Imposter?  

I am thinking you just be the POS that you are and flush yourself.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2011

The thing that really irked me is when i hired out we had some old head
trainmen who never had to get promoted to conductor, they were ex
switch tenders & the rr abolished all the switch tender jobs and they
never had to get promoted to C, same goes with that spider web were all
those guys from the rr,s who merged with conrail, ie esp those wise
asses from the ex erie lacakwanna, they gave those guys senority over
us home yard boys,some of the worst enginmen i ever worked with came
from that old erie lackawana, they could not understand the ex prr-pc
b-o-r and they were so dam cocky & rude, f them i can,t help it they
hired on another rr that went belly up and the union gave them every
thing they wanted as far as senority an dthat still tiks me off.

Name: HAW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2011

tell doug running his mouth not only hurts him but everyone he works
with.best watch what says after a few beers.much less at work.best just
shutup for awhile and stay put.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2011

If Pete Burrus was a descent human being maybe the good lord would have
blessed him with a normal child.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2011

I can't remember which year the C&O brought back the locomotive
firemen. I want to say 1974 that's when the UTU was established. Once
again a person could hire off the street as a firemen or transfer from
another craft but had to give up their seniority. In 1978 the C&O
agreed to hiring trainmen without having to give up trainmen seniority
other crafts were still required to give it up. That's when dual
seniority first entered the picture. It was a good deal I transferred
in 1980. I knew a few people that gave up their trainmen seniority
prior to 1978 they were pretty mad about it. The railroads had to do
something where were new engineers going to come from as replacements
for retirements which was approaching quickly. I spent around 4 1/2
years as a locomotive firemen on a freight pool. I was promoted to
locomotive engineer in Oct 1981. In 1985 on the C&O engineer buyouts
were offered on Jan 1st 1986 11 engineers retired on the subdivision I
worked that marked me up on a freight pool. In my opinion the UTU
didn't think about the consequences of giving up the last brakemen
slot in 1993. They should of learned from the firemen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2011

To The Thread

NOMO, Thanks for the (as always) correct understanding of Voting.

RRJ, Just a little background on union raiding, when the L&N developed
their Apprentice Engineer program in 1964/65, they took Brakeman from 
BRT to the BLE, placed them at the bottom of the Firemen's board and
gave them a life time job. The BLE had (in mind) a total BLE head end
crew. Now remember the Firemen's board was loaded with BLF&E union
folks.

Just another note if I am correct you mentioned the B&O/ C&O and going
to the ground then marking back to the Fireman's board in 1983. I find
that amazing. I left the RR in 1970 and never worked a trip with a
Fireman, nor an Apprentice Engineer in KY,or TN, just In Indiana,
because of the full crew state law. It was amazing watching all of the
yard job's in indiana switching with a fireman, then every yard job in
ky and tn was doing the same with just an Engineer.

You may or may not love this story. My son in the early 90's was
dating a little cutie. I asked about her family and her reply was my
dad is a railroad engineer. yep met him and he is still a friend hired
as a Locomotive fireman in 1973 by the Frisco. I am still amazed after
running up and down the road, until I resigned with no Fireman???

Looks like it was an L&N issue, heck I was a Fireman and loved it.
jealous I guess

Name: Proudly! Ian A. Murphy
E-mail: ravensceo@ravenswoodinc.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2011

First Amendment rights are invoked here.

I would like to thank the gentleman who commented on my last comments
graciously and with a bow. And once again, the crew that saved me from
the swamp that PTI sent me to after 7.5 hours of downtime and drive
time combined,..again a great big thank you!

Ohh, and a special thanks to the PTI or is it CSX RAT squad and Monty
Wheaton (812) 430-4450@14:00, gee so nice to know that you can count on
your fellow employees to back you up


From what I have discovered from the corporate culture of the chicken
crap express or should I say common sense excluded Corporation that
while they think that they're doing one thing correctly and there
doing nothing more than creating difficulties and hell for all persons
involved. As to the poor PTI drivers; most of your assumptions are
correct but there are a few exceptions. PTI does not give a damn about
their drivers at all in my professional and personal opinion.First
Amendment rights are invoked here! They really don't quite care so
long as those vehicles are running round the clock seven days a week
365 days a year just like the railroad and it seems just like me common
sense excluded Corporation. 

Could someone please explain to me why it is required that there be
zero accidents with the exception of the fact that corporate liability
would then come into play and the simple fact that corporate stupidity
is grossly evident by the suits who are hired out of college and have
no idea how to run a railroad. The railroad looks great on paper and
for the shareholders of which I am one. I do plan to be at that
shareholders meeting and I do plan on bringing other shareholders with
me and we will bring about change so that the employees have a say in
their pensions and their healthcare costs and other costs that they
must bear at this time. Please do remember something chicken shipped
express; it takes one person to start a revolution and I am that person
a will go ahead and start that revolution if I have to stand outside of
every one of your yards on public property and I will have full audio
and video surveillance with me at all times this way there is no
discrepancy in the reports. 

It is time that someone stands up for these guys and takes his stand
for them for they work hard and they are in danger every day because of
your corporate policies and the simple fact that not one hand knows what
the other hand is doing. Now I understand that none of use CSX employees
can go ahead and jeopardize your jobs for this; but since I do not have
to work; I can go ahead and stand outside of any yard and handout
company corporate shares (preferred and common)and other things such as
water, food, shares of stock and all will be courtesy of myself as a
gift to make sure that this does not occur again. The days of the
robber railroad barons are coming to a close very quickly and if
corporate security wishes to go ahead and start an investigation into
me why not call me and we can start playing games that way. I have a
background in Full military technical surveillance and countermeasures
background and the equipment to back it up. Got an OSCAR Green unit
there boys, how about a CPM700, Got a broom (NLJ Detector) got multiple
Spectrum Analyzers that goes from 0- to 300 GHz. Got Night vision, laser
grid detectors, got any of it? Got bugs, fiber wiretaps, got ways to
bypass spread-spectrum broadcasts. You have no clue! Nor do you have an
allowance to even start against me.  I am fully in support of CSX
employees, but management just pure sucks!  I don't think so and if so
I have the countermeasures to flood your spectrum's with light, RF and
Microwave to stop you while picking you up.  you have a background in
being a cinder dick as the saying goes. Don't worry I have high speed
very long-range telephoto lenses I can take pictures of anything I want
from anywhere I want and then of course there is Google Earth which by
the way if you notice one of your particular yards to have a strip club
near and and you can read the license plates on the cars in the strip
club which means that I can read the license plates on the cars in the
yards. Can you say electronic surveillance? Can you say satellite
surveillance? Can you say information warfare? Can you say you are far
beyond anything you ever dreamed of? I'll and by the way the joining a
union so that I will have full access to the properties so that I may
speak to various union members about their complaints. Have a nice day
corporate security; I used to work for people like you and I know what
sort of idiot you are. I'm out to help the workers you're out to
screw the workers along with the Board of Directors. And let me add
this I happened on over 100,000 shares of this railroad stock held in
trust funds and there's not a damn thing you can do about it except
maybe purchase me out. Remember what Gordon Gecko said: greed is good
taking them over is better.

And may the vote go forward and may you all succeed in shutting down
this this disgusting Corporation and its attitude and its management.

In addition I would like to bring to your attention that if you feel
that you are getting into any of the buses and you see that any of the
indicator lights are on then I would highly suggest that you not be bus
out of service. This way maybe PTI will get the message when so many
buses are taken out of service by crews that don't feel safe riding in
the death mobiles. I'm so glad that I found this website and I will be
buying the website master of beer, doughnuts and a meal at a five-star
restaurant with the finest line possible for he is continued efforts to
get the truth out. To that gentlemen I say bravo!

And if anyone in corporate security wants to try me just remember I
have better surveillance capabilities then you do and I am a
professional computer hacker. Got it! I know more about you than you
know about you. All I have to do is pick up a phone and tell them that
you're attacking me. Next time you should do your background checks a
little deeper and find out that I used to work in information warfare
and intelligence. Not some funky ex-cop who got hired on as a railroad
cinder dick looking for vagrants and the occasional box car broken
into. That's why they call it insurance have a nice day boys and to my
CSX brothers I say go for the strike and shut them down. But I expect
that the federal government will get an injunction to stop you and that
is a real shame. So maybe you should work by the rules, or if not don't
work by the rules and document, document, document everything you do.
Have a good day I hope you win.And just remember, I am on the boys
side, not eh corporate side. I see how stupid the corporate side is.
Bring it on! CSX can't run without employees and either can PTI. You
just screwed with the wrong person.Remember you are always under
surveillance. Or my corporate Motto: "Everyone is under surveillance
and Security; Who's watching you?" @copyright 1984 

And to the conductors and the IBLE nad the switchman and the yardmen,
if you see One little bitty thing wrong with a bus, yank it out of
service and watch PTI fix the things right. After all, rules are rules,
are they not??????

Go IBLE, GO UTU, Go any other union that can shut them down for at
least an hour; it will cost them millions!

And one other thing, I not some poor kid desperate for a job, I went
under cover to see just how bad it really is! And PTI, welcome to the
new Federal Whistle Blower Law! The new law went into effect in 08/2011

Name: Proudly! Ian A. Murphy
E-mail: ravensceo@ravenswoodinc.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 September 2011

first off, I would like to thank the crew whose save me from the swamp
that PTI put me in, in the first place. PTI is nothing more than a
disgrace and a complete sham when it comes to driver training, driver
competency and the simple fact that their vehicles are mechanically
unsafe and unsound. PTI stands for nothing more than making a dollar
and has absolutely no clue as to what they put their drivers through.
The Tampa division has absolutely no leadership, no idea of what it's
doing, and does not care with the exception of getting out the drivers
to the crews stranded out in the middle of nowhere to rescue them while
they had to rescue me. Sending drivers out after sitting for six hours
of doing nothing and then to have them drive 1.5 hours to a location
that they have absolutely no idea where it is; and then to only by the
grace of what ever God being able to find a locomotive light on and
walking through a swamp area screaming CXS,CSX, What radio code? the
crew was kind enough to respond channel 84 and then informed me that
there were alligators and diamondback snakes and rattlesnakes in the
area that I was walking did not give me a comfortable feeling. I
frankly don't give a hoot if corporate security or the cinder "dick"
as railroad cops are known; (nothing more than glorified mall cops!)
Even think if they can think. I learned more in a few days from the
locomotive engineers and the conductors than I ever wish to know about
an operation such as this railroad and its insane policies.

Let us take for example the idiot train master or would it be the idiot
yard master who was complaining about the way my vehicle was parked 300
yards away from any other vehicle. At three o'clock in the morning he
comes out and sates what's wrong with this picture?
I see absolutely nothing wrong with the picture; but he seems to point
out that my vehicle was pointed in the wrong direction that it should
have been rear in and nose out, not the way it was parked. In addition
he was complaining that there was water dripping from the condensate
line from the air-conditioning of the vehicle, inferring there
could've been a slip and fall hazard. Well if someone is going to walk
over 300 yards over gravel and dirt and sand and proceed to slip and
fall then I would consider that to be grounds for stupidity. This
lamebrain at the same time while I watched multiple bags of 50 pound
ice bags being smashed at the front steps of the same building while
there was multiple puddles of water and ice cubes which could create a
slip and fall hazard was not addressed by this complete and total
moron. Yes I was told that there are no addresses or names or
physicality or GPS coordinates or latitude or longitude coordinates for
any of these yards but it does seem interesting that Google Earth seems
to have all this information available on the touch of a tablet,
laptop, iPad, Annie's form of intelligent device that is able to
access Google Earth. My deepest sympathies to both the CSX employees
and to the PTI pasts current and future employees. Please be made aware
that I personally will be filing a federal whistleblower lawsuit against
CSX and PTI and made corporate security who have visited this website
for well over 19,000 times enjoy the fact that I used to be a corporate
security officer myself and not some mall cop. Yes you are a bunch of
retired feds and other lower life forms of law and tried to get a job
in the corporate world to supplement your income. To bad for you that
you chose Csx for your place of employment. It seems that they will
hire anyone to become a railroad cop let alone a yard master or a train
master. And if you don't like my opinion then please look up the First
Amendment.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2011

Hey RRJ:

In every instance I know...any vote in corporations requiring
shareholder approval, if a ballot isn't returned, the BoD votes the
shares for the shareholder. The Board will vote their shares in
accordance with the Board's recommendations.

So no vote means the shareholder gives tacit approval to the Board's
recommendations.  I would hope the Constitutions of the unions forbid
this...however, this might explain some of the recent votes.

A close review of the union's Constitution and bylaws might be
revealing!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2011

kyle 

Which flagmen job? They sold both the one on the caboose & the one that
would of been attached to flagging for outside contractor crews that had
to cross over & working around tracks. It was given to MOW. I remember
one of the last flagging jobs that was assigned to the trainmen roster
a construction crew was building I-288 over the James River plus an
overpass over the mainline. The conductor who got the job was working 7
days a week 12 hours days this went on for 14 months. He had his cooler,
lawn chair & umbrella and made a lot of money seeing the construction
firm was paying the cost to reemburse CSX. Those were good jobs.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2011

Goob

That's what I've always heard about the UTU that someone not voting
counted as a "yes" vote. Mabey that was true for the BLE at one time.
BLEt changed that under the IBT when there is a vote today they do give
the numbers. It's troubling when it states only 51% bothered to send
in a ballot on a contract. Which was the percentage on the 2010
BLEt/CSX SSA extension. Like a national election in this country which
60% of the voting population is considered a high turnout the BLEt was
proud of the numbers. Personally I'd like to smack people upside the
heads of those that couldn't take 5 minutes out of their life to place
a check mark put it in two envelopes and mail it. The info on the
contract to look over is usually in their hands a month before a vote.
That's led to not having sympathy when they get screwed over. Along
with money issues work agreement changes are covered in a proposed
contract. The deer in headlights look doesn't work they should have
known if they took the time.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2011

Was it not the utu who sold out the flagmans job?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2011

RRJ
Crew consist Brakeman.

Most likely-- no vote was a yes vote. Same as the engineers did with
the fireman in 1963 for $1.50 per trip.

The railroad has always been a (Me) show. Take care of yourself by
yourself. The boards even when cut would double, and at times triple,
while others walked the street. LC would call a few back when the
mileage was out of sight. That made the old heads happy, and they were
the power.

Name: Did you read?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2011

Did you all read the great article about CSX in this past issue of
TRAINS Magazine? Sure seems like a company thats moving for the better.
Micheal Ward is doing a great job running the company. So why the need
for such a negetive website?

Name: Rounder
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2011

The IBT General Prez election should be sometime in October.  Sandy Pope
and Fred Gregare both have interesting websites plus TDU.org has some
decent information.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2011

NoMo

Haha! Even in the late '80s & mid '90s when the UTU crew consist
agreements were voted on to get rid of the brakemen not one conductor I
know admitted they voted for it. They didn't mind getting yearly
productivity bonus checks or if they sold it $6500 in a retirement
account every year plus 30 shares of stock. They were so against it
that they use to throw it up in the engineers face every year with the
typical question "how much do you think the bonus shares will be this
year". That was always a good time for the engineer to get a knuckle
or drawhead. lol

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2011

Hey Rounder:

Yeah it's funny how everybody always votes no but it still passes.
Also, it amazes me how short peoples memories are. I think apathy
runs rampant through the younger member of the IBT affiliated
organizations just as it does with the UTU. 

With regard to this election, expect the same thing...of the 1.4
million members, maybe 50% vote and everyone will say they didn't vote
for Hoffa. When is the election? This will be interesting.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2011

Rounder

No one ever admits anything on the railroad things like if they didn't
vote for the contract, didn't vote in elections wether it's union or
national, joining the IBT ect....I voted to join the IBT. The reason
the BLE was getting the crap beat out of us by raiding attempts by the
UTU and being forced into substandard pattern contracts because our
numbers had deminished ect....I had hoped more than two unions would of
joined the IBT Rail Conferance. What pisses me off is the coalition of
11 rail unions during contract time. The other 9 unions don't want to
join but they're included in the pack which gets IBT help.

Name: Rounder
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2011

NoMo,

  It funny that the unions say we ( the BLET and the BMWED ) voted
'yes' to join the IBT but about everybody says they gave a NO vote.
  I don't think Hoffa Jr. will win this time around.  He sold out the
UPS workers by pulling them out of the pension plan and letting
management put them into a 401k, UPS Freight was given a substandard
contract, he didn't help Yellow-Roadway-Holland-Redstar-New Penn.
  I think it will be between Sandy Pope and Fred Gregare and one will
end up working for the other no matter who wins.
  The real Hoffa negotiated a master contract and multi-employer
pension system with fair and equal pay and Jr. has thrown that out the
window by allowing individual locals to bargain and settle for less.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 September 2011

Hey RRJ:

Yeah you're right...too much politics and no action.

It really is a different view when you're on the outside, not only the
unions but the carrier too. It's unfortunate the UTU and BLEt can't
put their petty differences aside and do what is the best for their
membership. Too much money and too many egos for that.

Kinda reminds me if splittin' firewood, give me some nice aged wood
that been in the weather a season or two and you split a cord in no
time. On the other hand, that nice freshly cut green stuff may smell
good but it don't split too good. The UTU and BLEt have been weathered
too long.

The members will have to force any structural changes in the unions.
They won't and the unions will become millstones around their necks!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 September 2011

Hey Rounder:

I was still with CSX when the BLEt moved into the IBT, which caused
quite a to-do. Seems I remember the BLEt LC's trying to raid the UTU
members.

Pope doesn't stand a chance...Hoffa is and has a machine just like
Richard Daley was to Chicago!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2011

NoMo

The big difference with me is I'm on the outside looking in. I've
always thought it was to everyones advantage after 1994 to be
represented by one union. That isn't going to happen. Sure the BLEt &
BMWE went with the IBT on the otherside the UTU who was fined & kicked
out of the AFL-CIO for trying to raid the BLE gets welcomed back with
open arms into the AFL-CIO after the IBT & AFL-CIO split. To much
politics not enough action. An article I read this past week we might
see a strike on the horizon. 11 rail unions have rejected anymore
mediation and was granted a release. No one wanted the pattern set by
the UTU who has already settled with the carriers. Looks like Obama is
going to appoint a Presidential Emergency Board by Oct 7th. There's
still sometime with cooling off periods ect...but we could see a rail
strike by early next year.

Name: Rounder
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2011

NoMo,

  The Teamsters  ( IBT ) took over the BLET and the BMWED several years
ago.  They prefer to say we "merged", but the IBT rules prevail.
  Hoffa Jr. is currently the prez, perhaps Sandy Pope can do a better
job, the upcoming election is in October?
  Check out the Teamsters for a Democratic Union website;  TDU.org

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2011

Hey Con 30+:

When was Hoffa elected president of the BLEt?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 September 2011

I think everyone should merge into the UTU. I don't want my union run
by Hoffa.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2011

Hey RRJ:

Yeah your right, the fact that the two operating unions spend more time
trying to one up each other than they do fighting for their membership
is right up the carrier's alley.

Perhaps your view may have changed since you've been retired a couple
of years now but I still feel a single entity should represent the
operating crafts. 

In this day and age, the bigger the hammer you wield, the larger the
spike you drive. At one time I felt a new union was the way to go.
Start off with a clean slate. However, if the ground service employees
and yardmasters were merged into the BLEt, that might work as well. I
just don't think a union that represents bus drivers and 
airline pilots needs to represent railroad employees especially
considering the carrier's stated goal to have all T&E personnel
certified as engineers.

A little enhancement to the BLEt, like a woman, will certainly get the
carrier's attention!

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2011

All this shit started in the 1980,s when that prick RAYGUN broke the air
traffic control union by firing all of them, if every union in the
country would have gone on strike when raygun did that we would not
have this mess today period! And its a shame too cuz many union members
voted fer that no good prick 2 times! ya only get what ya pay for when
ya vote for a republican.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2011

NoMo

Nothing is changing this anomosity between the two unions. CSX
negotiates first with the UTU then wants to force the BLE into the same
pattern agreement. That happened recently with some yard jobs that CSX
already negotiated with the UTU. CSX wants to go to 4/10 hour days &
3/12 hours day with 40 hours pay gaurenteed. This will eliminate an
entire shift they'll only run 2 shifts per day instead of the current
3. Nothing wrong with it. Now the BLE gets this letter from CSX stating
you except what we offer or we'll turn everything into remote
operations. The BLE members voted it down last week. CSX didn't expect
that to happen. The BLE called their bluff. Now CSX comes back asking
what does the BLE want. That's easy protection they want an agreement
that provides for 2 engineer assigned yard jobs per shift and 3
gauenteed slots on the yard extra board. As it is now CSX loves baiting
both unions against each other.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2011

Hey APE:

I think what Retired said was the operating crafts T&E need one union.
There is strength in numbers and dealing with two small unions, is far
less problematic.

As far as being cross crafted, within the next 5-10 years, all T&E
personnel will be certified engineers. When the last of the protected
men leave, there will be a major change in how things get done.

Today, the only thing standing between the employees and their
oppressors is the union. The railroad is changing, are the unions?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 September 2011

I think you are trying to say we need to be one union.  That would work
only if crafts worked as organized labor was meant to.  CSX would have
everyone doing everything.  They would probably love to be one union,
so they could lay-off a bunch of workers.  Engineers and conductors
would be trained to do carman, electrician, pipefitters, and laborers
work.  CSX is already trying this, but only in a discreat way, because
men will not stick together here.  This would be another hard hit for
Unions, in my opinion.  Like I said before, as long as union members
dont stick together, CSX is winning this battle.      But I have
realized that most CSX workers are not interested in Unions, because
they dont get involved and will always tuck their tails and fold up,
when a boss comes around them.   Keep it up CSX, so called union
members, go vote republican some more and become a right to work
country, you will all be replaced by foreigners and scabs.   CSX
UNSKILLED AND NON-UNION LIKE WORKFORCE.

Name: RETIRED
E-mail: FITZGERALD GA
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 September 2011

THIS IS TO THE PERSON WHO THINKS THAT C S X HAS BEATEN THE UNION. YOU
HAVE IT TOTAL WRONG FOR THE UNIONS HAS BEATEN THEMSELVES BY NOT JOINING
TOGETHER YEARS AGO AND BECOMING ONE. NO NEED TO HAVE TWO SEPERATE UNIONS
WHEN BOTH CONDUCTORS AND ENGINEERS ARE WORKING TOGETHER ALL THE TIME AS
A UNIT. THE ONLY REASON FOR NOT JOINING TOGETHER IS THE ONES THAT IS
GETTING RICH BY HOLDING OFFICE. JUST THINK TWICE AS MANY AS NEEDED TWO
GROUPS U T U AND B L E REPRESENTING YOU INSTEAD OF ONE.YOUR DUES COULD
BE CUT IN HALF. WHEN THEY OR IF THEY EVER JOIN YOU WILL SEE YOUR
REPRESENTIVE GET A LOT OF MONEY JUST TO JOIN WHICH YOU WILL PAY FOR A
LOT THEY WILL GET  THIS FOR  THE POSITIION YOU PUT THEM IN. NONE OF
THESE OR JUST A FEW WILL EVER RETURN TO WORK LIKE YOU DO.THE U T U AND
BLE NEED TO WORK AS ONE NOT WORK AGAINST EACH OTHER THEREFORE THEY NEED
TO BE JUST ONE ONLY WHEN THIS IS DONE WILL YOU BE STRONG AGAIN.ALL THE
RAILROADS SAW THIS YEARS AGO WHEN THEY STARTED MERGING AND GEETING
STRONGER THE UNIONS SHOULD DO THE SAME.LATTER ON WHY NOT TAKE IN THE
ROADWAY,SIGNAL,MAYBE A LOT MORE THAT IS WORKING OUT HERE GET STRONG
AGAIN.

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2011

A strike at least 2 days could seriously disrupt Railroad operations and
could restore a "little" credibility in--international, general, and
local leadership. The recently ratified UTU agreement is nothing but
comparing apples to oranges over healthcare cost. 
The healthcare cost could easily be absorb by the 20-fold pay increases
to Railroad executives over the past few years when wages were going in
opposite directions. 

The membership got looted of leadership during the times of
international (from both unions) indiscretions and the carriers took
advantage of that and now the carriers is taking advantage of the
current political leadership crisis.

Once again:
The combined accumulated wealth of the top CEO's is over 1 BILLION
DOLLARS. Why can't that be exploited when negotiating a contract?
That's enough money to pay for all the employee contributions for the
next 30 years.
TE&Y members working in a demanding hazardous environment of train
operations should be compensated--not degraded as a normal occupational
hazard!

Use your unique skills as leverage; not as a submission to Robber 
Barons!

May God bless the family of the conductor killed in a switching
accident reported today by: UTU.org.

Name: Joe T. Plummer
E-mail: rrstrike.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2011

Imminent strike looming for at least one day....In the mean time; take
all pit stops needed for personal health! Bring back the good old days
of unity and trumping greed!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2011

Lay-Off restrictions: A "day" constitute a 24 hour continuous time
period....If your union allows that to be cut in half; you need
stronger leadership. Lay-off issues seems to be the prevailing problems
for most of the complainers. You all are pissing in the wind if you
don't change leadership. One less hired American is an additional
thousands into the pockets of the Robber Barons!

America is a great country with doctors and lawyers on both sides of
the isle!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2011

"Labor Day" should be change to "Corporation Day." Infowars.com

Name: Binheer2long
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2011

I did not want to post this on the serious discussion headings, but
someone enlighten me.

A couple of nights ago I was watching Dish channel 215 and a show
called "Ghost Adventures" came on and one of the sites they featured
was a place that used to be a slaughter house where a couple of guys
murdered and decapitated a young lady and tossed her head into a well.
The place is now a night club called "Bobby Mackies".

Yes, the same Bobbie Mackies on the Wilder Main just south of Cincy
where I have parked trains for years and have never heard the first
word about the ghost story. Not even the yard crews that work there had
ever mentioned it. 

This ghost sometimes turns the juke box on to a song called "The
Anniversary Waltz" and does some other wierd things.

CSX sucks, but parking trains at a haunted beer joint?? Somebody is
asleep at the wheel!! I wonder if Doug knows about this??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2011

Isnt it nice working weekends for straight pay,  our union fore fathers,
would roll in their grave if they knew it had came to this.  Way to go
CSX, you have beaten the unions.

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: ill gotten gains
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2011

Accumulated wealth of top Railroad Executives:

James A. Young...$500,000,000.00 = shares held at 554,209

Do the math on the following...need more interaction from viewers.

Michael J. Ward...252,675 shares

Charles W Moorman...206,382 shares 

Matthew K. Rose...(BNSF) private company but estimated wealth
$200,000,000.00

Sorry for the ones not listed! They haven't reached the
$100,000,000.00 yet!

Majority of the wealth was accumulated during the last decade while
trying to maintain "deregulation."

How many friends do you have furloughed and have lost jobs to
sub-contractors at the CEO's expense? Si!

Source: Yahoo Finance (company symbol) "Insider Roster."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2011

when cell phones got banned? the dispatching went to hell! you figure it
out yet? rotflmao! its not in Chicago budget to run things right!
 they cant take care of their  own? much less look out for all the
crews coming into Chicago? it might affect their bonus? cabs yup the
kids are still waiting up to  90 minutes for a ride? not in all cases!


so? when ya get stickman? go restricted speed a  very safe speed at all
times okay? get it? slow is safe? safe is good! watch out when doubling
up in cabs! its your ass in court if ya get in an accident? especially
if four or more are in the cab !  SO  KEEP DOING FAVORS , SCREW
YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW MAN? STAY BUDDY BUDDY WITH THE BOSSES? KEEP
THAT BONUS GOING INTO THEIR POCKETS?

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2011

Corporate CEO's....Be a patriot! Give-up your ill-gotten gains through
fraud, deceit, union payoffs, lobbying politicians, corporate welfare,
and greed. A "democracy" as we know it; cannot sustain such corporate
malfeasance and expect to survive!  

"Ten million dollars is better in the hands of 100 Americans than 1
corporate CEO." Ralph Nader

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2011

anybody know what happens behind the scenes?
gay prostitution, drinking on the job, screwing off and lying to their
spouses when they say they're at work, but really not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2011

I think I got a job at the Baltimore Coal Pier, in Curtis Bay MD.  Can
anyone tell me if this place is as bad as everyone says it is.  This is
a tough decision, because I have another job making more money offered
to me.

Name: Cotton
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2011

I am so happy my time is up ! Was it worth puttin 30 + years ? Better
than social unsecurity . Hope y'all are havin fun

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2011

does anyone know if CSX has done anything about the drug problems at the
baltimore coal pier.

Name: Edmund Muskie
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2011

You can sum it up with one word as to why CSX will probably never win
the E.H. Harriman "Gold" award ;  Conrail.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2011

fucking cry babies.......why dont you guys just stick it right in their
fucking ass to get yours....thats what i do.....knocking down 100k a
year

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2011

The Union at the railroad will never be strong, unless someone educates
80-90% of its workforce to stop voting for republicans.  Just read the
facts people.  Republicans have already been responsible for many RIGHT
TO WORK states.  They hate unions and will do anything in there power to
bust a union, much like CSX management.  So stop listening to your NON
UNION bosses and do what is right for your much corrupted union at the
railroad.

Name: just plain krazy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2011

just wondering y and the hell the men cant stick together. the unions do
nothing. the bonus the conductors were supposed to get (by what was said
in the contract) on the first of july was pushed back to the 15th
without the union letting anyone know till the day before.....all
claims whether good or not are being deniedand i know the only guys
that are getting thier claims paid are taking them to arbitration
themselves..... ive been told stories of how combining the UTU and BLE
has fell thru in the past but maybe it is time to try again. im tired
of being screwed by this company, its time for both crafts to come at
the comany with one united union.

Name: AWP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2011

Added to article below about Mineral Springs collision:  Speed on impact
48 MPH.

Name: AWP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2011

In response to the rear end collision in Mineral Springs, NC on   May
24, 2011 that killed the train crew:  I work in the Atlanta Division on
the A&WP and regularly speak with crews from Abbeville, SC about the
rear end collision.  I spoke with a man who has seen the download. The
engineer complied to the Approach Signal according to the operating
rules.  The crew then came back out on the power as if they were
displayed a clear signal at the intermediate siganl after the approach
signal.  The engineer blew the crossing a few hundred feet prior to the
collision and turned the bell off just seconds before. They obviously
were awake. This same employee told me that he has come out onto the
main in that area on a short local train and not show up on the
dispatchers board due to the tracks not shunting. Is there a known
problem in this area? Were they running on a clear signal? We will
probably never know cause CSX says the loco-cam was not functioning.
Its funny how if its something that can prove your guilt they always
can get the video but if its a video that can clear your name then it
never seems to work. Go figure.  I heard the NTSB took over the
investigation so maybe we will get to the bottom of it. Big maybe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 July 2011

my daddy didnt work here you spoke that well, I am in about the same
boat you are.  This place is full of journeyman of nothing.  poor
training and only thing they know is strictly memorization.  Most
employees are also job scared.  Because no one else would hire them
anywhere else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2011

Everyone knew the circumstances when they took the job offer.     
On-call 24/7. I talk to guys everyday who say, "man I can't believe
they called me on my rest, thats crazy, man," or "man, i told you
they would turn that claim down!" (However, we do have a major issue
in this area that needs to be addressed. Its bad enough to work the
hours we do but then you gotta fight for your money. Its not right.)
Again, you knew what you were getting in when you accepted the job and
when you voted in your union representative even if he is a dirty
bastard. I feel like a shrink instead of an engineer. All the bullcrap
I listen to everyday up and down the rails from the conductor or the
guy thats in the yard office whose been here 40 yrs talking about how
he hates working for the railroad. Nobody is holding a gun to your head
making you go to work. If you can't handle the requirmemnts for
employmet then go work at wal-mart or something.  Oh yeah, wait a
minute. Where else are you going to make $100K+ year with a GED or high
school diploma?  You're not! So step-up, shut-up, get out or retire.

Name: 00h323
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2011

Anyone hear anything about the derailment that happened tuesday just
south of evansville? Same spot as the 3 last year i think. By the way i
heard the swat teams are supposed to be on the cd next week

Name: Ralph Whitaker Fan Club
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2011

I remember some other guys in the Indiapolis MOW department who received
extra special treatment;  Terry Stewart; a B&B crane operator who can't
run a crane but has a company pickup and his crane is  always in need of
repair and he always has an excuse why he can't use the crane.
  Dirty Dave Bales  ran over a utility pole in Avon Yards.  Ralphy boy
swept that under the rug.  Dirty Dave would just hang out after hours
for the OT and he did get with it.

  Mike "MB" Fulp ; the once pride and joy of Dan Justice at
Hawthorne. MB Fulp was caught several times by Ralph and Dano for
padding the payroll and screwing off.  MB was even caught borrowing a
CSX welder truck to use the torch to cut up some scrap metal at his
house.  Ralph and Dan just let that slide.
  It wasn't until MB Fulp was caught by the FRA for lying about
inspecting track when he was really at home that Ralph and Danny-boy
threw him to the wolves.

Rick Perry;  He was promoted to ADE of bridges as a result of putting
an extension ladder against a bridge in the middle of a busy road
without baricades cones,etc.  Needless to say a car came by, hit the
ladder and injured not-to-bright Rick.

Sam Spears;  Ricky made him a bridge manager even though there were two
far more qualified black men who applied for the job.  I suppose being
kicked out of the NAVY for being AWOL too many times and being on the
drug/alcohol rehab program at CSX made him the best choice in Ricky's
wandering eyes.

Josh Huron;  He was told by the Roadmaster and the ADE to drive a
pickup when he didn't have a driver's license.  He followed orders
and was later fired for his efforts.

  We hope that J-ville does give the enema to the engineering
department in Indy and the GL.  Ralph Whitaker should go back to being
a cook.

Name: Max Dugan
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2011

We heard that some people who were not happy with the mis-representation
by Mike Flowers and the bending / breaking the rules for some Ralph
Whitaker ( a plethora of rules violations by Eric Casad and the hit,
run and shop Chuck Young , etc... ) gave up some information to the
grandmother's lawyers in the Adam Flowers traffic accident.
  Maybe Jacksonville will give a much-needed enema to the MOW
department in Indy.

Name: Hensen Cargill
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2011

In regards to the latest Adam "A-Crash" Flowers accident I agree with
the dispatcher that he will not get out of this one.  His very partial
to who he really represents union daddy and Ralph Whitaker won't be
able to help him.
  The ladie's attorney probably filed a "Discovery Motion" getting
Adam Flowers' driving history which will show his accidents in CSX
vehicles and will also get his phone records.  I would say that's why
CSX put A-Crash out of service.  It would look worse for them if he was
still active.
  The lawyers will ask why management ( Mainly T-bone , Ralph and Dan
Justice ) in a fortune 500 company that preaches "safety is a way of
life" would allow someone like Adam Flowers to continue to drive CSX
vehicles knowing that he has a bad driving history.

Name: Max Dugan
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2011

To Joe Preston Fan Club Re: Adam Flowers vehicle accident, Indy, IN.

  Our ADE; Ralph Whitaker didn't care for the track inspector at
Hawthorn at the time so he threatened to fire him or suspend him if he
didn't bid out.  That guy bid out and Adam Flowers bid the Hawthorn
track inspector job in.  Ralph and Dano knew about Adam's driving
history ( past and current ) and told him "to be careful".  About 4
weeks ago Adam Flowers was playing with his phone on Southeastern
avenue and rear-ended a Grandmother and her grandaughter sending both
to the hospital.  Adam's license was suspended at the time and was
given a multitude of tickets.
  The company had Adam change his story from using his phone to
reaching for a spitcan.  I believe it's a Rooster-Fish company policy
to NOT use tobacco products in a CSX vehicle.  The GL boys waited 3
weeks to put Adam out of service pending an investigation or more like
a "sweetheart deal".
  We are all wondering how Mike Flowers and Ralph Whitaker are going to
get their boy out of this one?

Name: matt sanders and matt stamper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2011

Alright, so we finally got a hold of Mrs. Ward.  Mr. Stamper got her in
the ass which is what he is use to and since I am now in Indiana, I
fucked Michael in the ass!!  Good day everyone!!!  Oh, I am sorry, and
the "KISS ASS, NOSY BASTARD" Steve Crain took a dildo in his ass at
the same time!!!LLLMMMMMAAAOOO  Hey Steve, you still going to Pennmary
every Sunday just toi get away from the wife/hemroid??  Just
curious!!:0)

Name: Joe Preston Fan Club
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2011

We heard that there was another CSX M.O.W. traffic accident on the
Southwest/Greatlakes territory, involving Adam Flowers.  This would be
his 4th accident in 4 years.  I wonder if CSX will check his cellphone
records this time?  I doubt it since his daddy is a BMWED union rep. 
Ralph "whites-only" Whitaker will probably give him another glowing
character reference so he will get another baby-slap on the wrist.

Name: been quiet long enough wife!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2011

I am the wife of a Csx employee. He works as a conducter. I have
witnessed a perfectly well adjusted college educated black man over the
course of 8 years become a different person not happy with major
depression; hypertention; anxiety;  insomnia; bipolor; Adhd ; nervous
stomach my list can go on.  Yes he has a diagnosis for 4 out of the
many.  But his work schedule is so erratic he misses several dr.
apptmnts.  His only comfort is food.  He has balooned to a 70 lb weight
gain.  This job is killing my man!        Harrassment.  Intimadation. 
Bullying.  UNETHICAL.  if one gets injured .U  are on the Hit List to
harrass and watch an employee work for an entire shift.  If you are
confident and secure with yourself  U bet Mangmnt will try to break
your manhood down.  Thats my story.  TO SURVIVE U MUST PRAY TO THE MOST
HIGH GOD THAT IS IN HEAVEN.  Praise JAH!  I am behind my man all the way
seeing that he is getting the medical attention he needs.  csx has good
medical insurance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2011

A person who has been dismissed from CSX is no longer an employee at
that time until an arbitrator makes their decision.  They are under no
obligation to CSX.
  How can the company file additional charges and command the person to
attend a hearing when that person is dismissed?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2011

can you say jeff "piece of" shitleton,what a worthless f#@k

Name: 00H323
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 May 2011

Imagine that! I guess ol jim is worn out from all the butt kissing he
has been doing to the new terminal manager. Sure miss rick as local
chairman.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 May 2011

Mr. Ward and stockholders,

  D.J. Murphy;  Director of Operations Support continues to send
certified letters to a former employee commanding him to attend a "CSX
hearing" at his own expense.

A.  The person doesn't work at CSX anymore.
B.  The person just doesn't have the money to travel at whim on a
short notice at his own expense.  He's unemployed, remember?

C.  Mr. Murphy & Co. is wasting the stockholder's money.  The postage
cost so far for the various certified letters is around $30.  plus the
cost of paying a clerk to type the letters and take them to the post
office.  The person could be doing something else instead;  Remember,
the person they are sending the letters to has already been dismissed.

D.  The former employee was "railroaded" by just asking for the
racial slurs, sexual slurs,butt/crotch grabbing  and  harassment to
stop.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2011

RRJ,

Please do not patronize me. My info is limited to 1970 and what I have
been told by others. I have my experience, and it remains decent.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2011

Hey RRJ:

Cough...cough:)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2011

The officials know that the CSX clown who was hit by a train June 16th,
2010 in Kentucky was texting while parked on a crossing that has trains
cruising by at 50-60 MPH.
  The driver as well as the other 3 passengers will get a large-sized
claim but the company never tried to get his phone/text records.  Go
figure?

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2011

Goob

Your info is a little outdated. Some of it still fits but not much.
Your right I do post because I can. That'll eventually decrease by my
choice which it has already. Yesterday was a good day on CSX they
announced a stock split of 3:1 a 38% increase in dividends ect...it
happened about 6 months before I expected it the stock split the
dividend increase was a surprise extra.

Name: Troy B &  Lee H
E-mail: BLE532@msn.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2011

HEY RICHMOND, REMEMBER JG MOLTER, SAFETY SUCK? HE IS RETIRED AND NOW
SPENDS HIS DAYS ON CSX-SUCKS.COM....HE MISSED SUCKING OFF THE
TRAINMASTER'S FOR SAFETY MONEY AND OVERTIME, SO MUCH, THAT WHEN HE
RETIRED HE HEARD ABOUT THIS WEBSITE.  HE THOUGHT "CSX SUCKS" WAS A
WEB SITE WHERE HE COULD HOOK UP WITH CSX MANAGERS AND SUCK THEM OFF,
JUST LIKE HE DID EVERYDAY AT FULTON. 

WE STILL GOTTA WORK OUT HERE IN THIS SHITTY WORLD THAT HIS GENERATION
LEFT US, AND HE HAS THE BALLS TO COMMENT OF WHAT OUR JOBS ARE LIKE. 

MOLTER ONE WORD FOR YOU: "R-E-T-I-R-E" 

WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 May 2011

RRJ,

You continue to post, simply because You Choose to. I just restrict
your lies, and fabrications. Man you know a lot.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 April 2011

Kyle

I'm surpised. Seems most people on here typically disagree with
everything I write. Which is alright debate is a good thing except for
a few most just like to be insulting with childish behavior. That's
scary to think about that they might be at the controls of a 21,000
train. At times I wonder why I'm still posting on this site after
retirement. I think it's more about the way I had to go out on a
permanent disability 5 years early and not making it to age 60. Even
though I had my time in with RRB it still didn't matter I loved the
job. 

Management today is just an nagging annoyance like a gnat buzzing
around ones head. It needs to be dealt with in a way that turned
everything on them and not on the individual. It's easy to do. Their
lack of railroading skills make them look foolish. In life everything
is a game. I haven't a clue why any corporation would hire
inexperienced people to oversee daily operations. I guess it's just a
higher up control issue. Ingram was short in stature so he felt he had
to act big to compensate. 

I got your email address. I'd give mine but because of sentiment of
some on here it wouldn't be wise.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2011

Hi rrj yes i think and know you are right about belonging to the masons
back years ago as it did help when every thing was local per say and
that was probably like back in the 1950,s 1960,s and before that, But
yea i know a hogger in the 70,s yea he was a mason too and he was
involved in a 3 train de-railment and there was many injuries and a
fatal involved in that one, Ie a rear ender eat em up that involved 3
traines, the blame was placed on the entire head end crew and he was a
mason, he still got fired as that ring did not mean anything when they
had the rr investagtion, they flat out fired him and he had 30 yrs
service when that occured in the 1970,s,

you sound like a very intresting type of rr person and i would like to
chat with you about rr things, so if ya want too here is my e-mail add 
edward1202002@yahoo.com  hope to hear from you as i think there is a lot
rr talk we can talk about, and yes that wreck i told ya about, its on a
icc report too that you can see on the net.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2011

Kyle

I remember a co-worker back in the late '80s early '90s for a short
period became a RFE in Baltimore. He was the only one who wasn't a
Mason. Because of it every investigation was his responsibility.
Belonging to the Masons meant something back then because one Mason
couldn't cause harm to another. He gave it up after a few years came
back running an engine to much stress and that was back when it was a
decent place to work. Today being a Mason doesn't hold any weight
seeing discipline isn't doled out by local management anymore.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2011

To rrj, yea i guess you get bad apples no matter what yard you work at,
Ya know when i first hired on we had some conductors who thought the rr
could not operate without them,LOL ya they really had that way of
thinking and man did they ever suck ass to the TM,S RFE,S & DI,s and
they would brag about it too, I do respect my officers but i will not
suck up to them like those guys did, I also know of a lot of hoggers &
trainmen who belong to the masons as they think that will help them if
they get into any trouble as many officals are also masons and me and
you know it don,t work that way, get into trouble and yer going to pay
the price and i seen it happen many times, Not saying the masons are a
bad thing, its really a good thing but i don,t like to see peeps join
it just cuz they think they will get a favor on the rr when they get
into trouble, Got the laugh in a way cuz our asst super was jewish &
one of the most down to earth guys you would ever want to meet, Not any
like that around today, he spent 30 yrs on the same div for his entire
job, that should tell you something as most of them are fly by nights
and only last 1 yr at any givin terminal, WE miss ya Mr max soloman.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 April 2011

Kyle

There are always a few like that at every terminal. We had an 3rd trick
industry job that made 14+ hours every night. They never got the work
completed. I remember working the road having to cross over from #2 to
#1 mainline thru a 10mph crossover on a heavy coal train on a heavy
grade because they were blocking the main sleeping instead of working
an industry. That conductor had the terminal manager hoodwinked he had
him convinced he was the only who could do the job. In 2008 when I gave
up the road moved into the yard working 2nd trick we had to finish up
their work then switch out their train. It didn't matter they still
hogged every night. Those two did this for years heck they were making
over $100,000 on a yard job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 April 2011

J.V. "PISSYPANTS" MILLER  SELKIRK NY   SOMEBODY PUNCHED THAT PIECE OF
CRAP J.V. AND HE PISSED HIS PANTS AAAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Name: kyle to rrj
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 April 2011

Of course i never work fast when i know i am going to be there for 12+
on a yard or a night local job, Its the guys who are on the mile run
jobs who irk me by running slow, as running slow on those jobs don,t
get you any ot, you get payed by the miles run, so why would anyone in
their right mind want to be on company property any longer than they
have too, I sure don,t.

This reminds me of a cond& hogger when i was a new-bee, 2 jack offs,
when the this 2nd trick yard job started the YM said it was gonna be a
long day as 1 mail train was running real late and we had to spot those
cars do or die,, We could have did all the other work in about 4 hrs and
then just wait in the shanty for that last mail train to show up, but
noooooo those 2 morons dragged that 4 hrs to 11 hrs moving like 2
snails for some odd reason, guess they liked being in the 6 ft all
night, And what topped it off i was deadheaded to that yard so my time
on duty expired 1 hr before the reg crew, so this mail train shows up
with me only having 15 mins to go before i outlawed and by damm this
cond & hooger both say, now we move into high gear & work fast to get
that mail spotted, I was like ???? Well it was time i had to make a
head call, and those 2 worked without me to get those cars spotted
which was not legal as a recrew should have been called,, I later found
out those 2 always worked like that no matter what type of job they were
on, Yea talk about 2 assholes yup we had em, think both of them are now
re-tired, thank god and i am sure every DI & YM knew about them on the
type of shit they pulled, I also found out that most of the other T&E
did not like working with either of the 2, ha ha frick & frat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2011

RETIRED NOW, HAD A 36 YEAR CAREER. IT WAS MOSTLY MISERABLE. FOR THE LAST
10 OR 12 YEARS OF MY CAREER I REALIZED THAT CSX IS JUST A JOB. DON'T
TRY TO MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SACK OF PIG DUNG. JUST A JOB, IT WILL
NEVER CHANGE, JUST GO TO WORK, & GO HOME, GET YOUR MONEY & GO HOME &
FORGET THAT CSX EVEN EXIST UNTIL YOU DRIVE BACK ON THE PROPERTY. IF YOU
ARE IN LOWER MANAGEMENT, YOU ARE SCREWED. IF YOU TRY TO MAKE RAILROADING
MORE THAN JUST A JOB, CSX WILL CONSUME YOU. THE RAILROAD IS NOT YOUR
LIFE. YOUR LIFE IS YOUR FAMILY & YOUR HOME..    IT IS JUST A JOB....  
YES, IT DOES SUCK..  GET THROUGH IT, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE RETIREMENT..
  THERE ARE 6 SATURDAYS & 1 SUNDAY EVERY WEEK.. THE RETIREMENT PLAN IS
SO MUCH BETTER THAN SOCIAL SECURITY, IT WILL MAKE ALL OF THE LONG HOURS
AND BEING AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY & MISSING MOST OF YOUR KIDS GROWING UP
EVENTS WORTH IT, MAYBE EXCEPT FOR THAT MISSING THE KIDS THINGY, IT WILL
BE WORTH YOUR WHILE. ALL OF THOSE CROSSING ACCIDENTS, I PERSONALLY WAS
IN MORE THAN 60. SEEING PEOPLE CUT IN HALF, PEOPLE WITH THEIR HEADS CUT
OFF, DEAD, BRAINS ON THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. CRUSHED, DEAD BABIES &
CHILDREN, SEVERED ARMS, LEGS, THE SMELL OF SOMEONES GUTS OPENED & FECAL
MATTER, YOU WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE SMELLS & SIGHTS. YOU WILL HAVE
EARNED YOUR RETIREMENT. SO ENJOY IT. YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT... DID I
SAY, "IT'S JUST A JOB."

Name: Robofuq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 April 2011

I've worked with newer engineers that are cautious; don't have a
problem with it at all.  Getting there a few minutes later beats the
hell out of a cab ride home, unemployed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 April 2011

Track speed.

I see the same thing today as I saw many years ago.

Conductors work with a variety of Engineers, and that goes both ways.

However the speed is controlled by one person. Many engineers run slow
for a lifetime, because that is what they always do. If and this will(
never happen) If grandma got a trip with a young skilled Engineer they
could learn a lot. Where are the RFE,s this is their job.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 April 2011

The only thing a TD cares about is don't screw him on an Amtrak meet.
I've had TD's take a chance even I thought it was cutting it close.
Once I reassured him the train had good power he lined it up.
Everything else didn't matter except for a few trains on the system
like the Juice train a few minutes delay didn't hurt anything. I do
agree if one makes themselves known as a slacker they could sit in
sidings on a regular basis. I always ran accordingly if I knew there
was a meet made sure to do my best to clear up. That's makes a good
engineer. Wether one likes CSX or not doesn't matter its working
together with your co-workers to get the job done. If you don't like
management it doesn't matter just know within yourself you're smarter
than they are and superior in railroad knowledge. You'll start seeing
things in a comical sense instead of all the frustration that excist.
One of the negatives in yesterdays earnings conferance call was train
dweel time that's a reflection on management. I'm sure their getting
their arses reamed out this morning.

Name: slack action
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2011

Just a little hint to engrs:  Disprs meet trains on engrs doing line
speed.  If you do not do line speed, do not complain about a bad train
meet...A dispr looks at who the engr is and what train they are on. 
They know what engrs have screwed them in the passed and run that train
accordingly.  You might think you are screwing the dispr by not running
your train at max authorized speed but you are really just screwing
yourself...  A dispr can screw you more than you think, a whole lot
more than you think you can screw a dispr..Just some food for thought..

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2011

KYLE

You mean to tell me you wouldn't slow down if you were already on OT?
I can't think of anyone who would be running for the quit if they
already spent over 8 hours on duty. New engineers they'll hopefully
get the feel of running a train over time. We had few oldheads who
never ran the max speed. One in particular always ran 35mph when the
max was 50mph. I was meeting him a few years ago I just pulled the
empties out of a power plant he was heading down with the loads. I
heard him on the radio getting close I hauled arse to get in the clear
on the east end of the side track streach braking it was perfect he
would of never had to touch the throttle. I dragged my train to the
west end this siding was nearly 12,500 feet still no sign of him I
stopped the train. Turns out he heard me on the radio got his train
down to a crawl at 5-6mph to make sure he had a clear signal at the
west end when he had almost two miles of track even if he had hit an
approach plus it was only 90 cars in his train. After that when I heard
him on the radio his arse was waiting on me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2011

2010 FRA On Duty Fatalities - CSX Leads 753 Railroads

http://csx-corruption.com/2010-fra-on-duty-fatalities-csx-leads-753-railroads/

Thanks to this sites administrator for helping distribute this
information!

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2011

Lot of new bee hoggers run slower than the posted limit is cuz they are
scared, And on the other hand i know many old head hoggers who run slow
esp on the local night crawlers just to make a few min more ot and they
tie the rr up doing that too, So just don,t blame it on the new hoggers
as some of the old heads do the same thing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2011

J.V. MILLER  IS A LOSER RETARD.  A TRAINEE KNOCKED HIM OUT A COUPLE
MONTHS AGO.  THIS GUY IS A PIECE OF S#*& IM SURE NOBODY DISAGREES.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2011

********** DATELINE----APRIL 11th 2011**********


********* NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY FINDS THAT THE LAWS OF GRAVITY DO
NOT APPLY ON CSX TRANSPORTATION PROPERTY...... THE PLACE JUST
SUCKS......


THAT IS ALL*******************************************

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2011

1st time I have ever posted on here. With that said, why do most all of
these young hoggers feel the need to deadass through high greens?
Nothing worse than catching constant approaches because some young
douche with ample power is too scared to run above 35 in a 50.

Name: terry
E-mail: terrycarter5@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2011

thanks for all the advice,, i have talked to someone ,,and i think we
are going to move forward...and to prove i'm not joking C.S.X if your
reading this , check my id h9367,,, now lets play

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 April 2011

It must have took you every bit of two weeks 2 be qualified for that
job.  And you cant argue that, because CSX is good at not giving
personel proper time to train.  I know this first hand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2011

To Engine Repair.

I can tell you a secret, you asked why anyone would work for CSX?

Last sunday as I sat on my bike at Crofton, Ky --The strongest piece of
equipment, with the most tonnage, was struggling to supply America with
it's needs. The crew was targeted, and dedicated to the task, amazing
how focused the train crews are. Big power, Big Tonnage, Big Resp. and
they do it over and over.  
Why, because they are very proud of the skill that it takes to do it.

Conductors and Engineers are a dime a dozen, until ya need one to run
Heavy Freight. Now the field has changed.

Bottom line the RR life is a PRIDE Thing-- Money thing--to support the
Family.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 April 2011

why would anyone want to work at this sorry outfit, all of these stories
are true on here, and I know they are.  You people are being treated
like slaves, anyone with any kind of trade or other skills, can make
more money and be treated better.  Everyone should write letters to
your congress and let them know how crooked these so-called unions are.
  This is the most corrupt bunch of shit that I have ever seen.  With a
lot of people writing these letters, we can unite and stick together,
you can basically bypass your crooked union and unite and conquer these
crooks.  And that my friends is forming a real UNION.

Name: cater
E-mail: terrycarter5@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 March 2011

i'am lookin for a good Discrimination lawyer please e-mail me at
terrycarter5@yahoo.com

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2011

fonzie

First off no need posting on every thread. Secondly you're screwed
maybe a shortline will hire you. I doubt any class 1 would give you
another chance. Being furloughed is at times a way of life on the
railroads.

Name: fonzie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2011

I worked for csx 2 years ago due to being layed off every other week i
decided not to go back after i begged a diffrent company to hire me
back for the secomd time due to the railroad layin me off To make a
long story short i was sent a letter of termination in the mail sayin i
didnt mark back up in the required time My craft was trains and engines
I was thinking and wanting to get in a track gang would csx consider
hiring me back? And would any other railroad hire me Or am i basically
screwed for being terminated from csx With other railroad outfits? Any
insite on this topic id greatly appricate it thanks ;]

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2011

Chuck Baker will burn in Hell someday.  Wonder if he will still get joy
out of hearing himself talk and patting himself on the back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 March 2011

Middleton can suck it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 January 2011

Yeah you're right about Jeff. I often wonder why he doesn't just put a
bullet in his head since everyone including his wife and kids hate him.
But then after that all he has to look forward to is burning in hell.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2011

Jeff Middleton will burn in hell one day!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2011

Former railroad engineer sues UP for more than $150K in rollover crash  
10/21/2010 8:12 AM By Andrea Dearden  

A former railroad engineer blames Union Pacific and a transportation
company for a rollover crash he says left him permanently injured.
Scott D. Nation filed the lawsuit against Professional Transportation
Inc., Nolan B. Hawkins Jr. and Union Pacific Railroad Company Sept. 30
in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
Nation says the three defendants are responsible for an alleged crash
that happened in October 2008 on Highway 100 in Osage County, Missouri
while Nation was working as an engineer.
Nation says Hawkins was working for Professional Transportation Inc.
and was responsible for driving Nation from one work site to another.
According to the complaint, Hawkins was on Highway 100 near the
intersection of County Road 219 when he missed a curve, drove off the
road and rolled the vehicle down and embankment.
Nation says he suffered severe and permanent injuries in the crash and,
as a result, has been unable to work or participate in the activities he
enjoyed before the incident.
Nation contends the defendants are liable for damages because Hawkins
negligently failed to drive at a proper speed, failed to slow down to
avoid leaving the road and failed to keep a proper lookout.
Nation is asking to be awarded more than $50,000 in damages from each
defendant for physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses and court
costs.
William P. Gavin of the Gavin Law Firm in Belleville is representing
Nation.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 10-L-513

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2011

I am the wife.   I am not worried about him traveling 2 hrs away or
whatever to work.  He can't get no where he has called everyone he is
locked out to even make bid on jobs because he cannot get to the screen
to make them because of a time ticket that he can't put in because he
was not cleared to qualify even though CMC Edwards told him he was on
the next train to qualify and even got called by CSX Caller.  The time
ticket was from December 30th and he has been calling the Road Foreman
and Crew Mangagement about it for 3 weeks on his vacation. It is still
the same. Crew Mangagment is not helping so he can't even make bids on
the jobs by tonight so he can get his pilot and work.   So don't tell
me that is right. The roadforeman was in and out of the hospital the
week of Christmas and New Years. So that has been a problem as well. 
He has called people every freaken day to try to get this taken care
of.   He is getting the run around.  So I am a bitter wife.   I can't
get a freaken job because of the railroad schedule and paying
childcare.  It won't be worth it.  But this started when they switched
his zone and he is the one that is getting shafted while the other
people are still getting paychecks.   So screw all of you who think
that is right.   I have all of our phone records and can prove to you
freaken people showing how many calls we made to Edwards, Lampka, and
Tom Flanery even on their direct lines and how many times they called
back.  They only time my husband ever talked too these guys is when
they answered there phone except the one time Edwards called him and
said he was going to be on the next train.   He can't work because of
stuff he can't take care of and the people who can won't return phone
calls or won't help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2011

This goes to RRJ, how pathetic is your retired life. That you come on
here and bash guys for complaining about their job on  a site called
CSX-SUXS.com are you really that dense? Get off your high horse telling
guys how bad it was back in your time, yea real HARD TIMES. You guys
partied at your job, you had 5 guys to a crew, you had cabooses, the
engineers and fireman took turns running, because either too drunk or
too tired, you had all kinds of arbitraties, that the guys before you
fought for and you guys SOLD!!!!!! Lets see all the times you guys
FUCKED UP running a switch or sideswipping cars and the TRAINMASTERS
let you walk, but burned us for the same thing. So how about you go
feed the pigeons in the park or go to the seniors club, and let the
GROWNUPS ie. present railroaders come on here and BITCH! YOU JUST SIT
AT HOME AND WATCH OPRA, while we pay your railroad retirement check,
you useless old fuck company kiss ass!!!! Boo hoo guys come on here and
bitch about the company I USED TO WORK FOR!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2011

Yardmaster,
    My husband is one of the 5% that you claim that really never
complained and went to work etc.  Hardly ever marked off for any
reason.  He is being raked through the coals because of someone
changing his zone almost three years ago which was supposedly illegal
when someone changed it. They switched it back to the first zone and he
lives 2hrs and 15 minutes away from the other terminal they are forcing
him up too. Well since December 10th he has not really worked because
he has been trying to get a hold of people and people are giving him
the run around.  He did get a hold of someone who actually moved him
from the layoff board that he was on to the other saying he was an
Engineer Qualifier now.  Then was ordered to take a train the next day
which would of been December 30th-31st, which was great until he went
to put his code 17 in and it said he was not setup to qualify.  He took
all three weeks of his vacation so he could get paid.  Now he is off
vacation and still not been paid for those two days and can't even
make bids because he still is not activated as an Engineer on the Bid
screen so he can take and be paid the one trip with a pilot. Even
though he has not been to the other zone for 7 years.  I can name all
the people he has tried to get a hold of and we have all of our phone
records showing all the calls he made he has made as many as 20 a day. 
 Leaving message after message and still there has not been a returned
phone call.    He called three people today and not one has returned a
phone call Lampka and Edwards are two of them.  Everyone keeps rubbing
the stupid agreement in his face, but that person should not of changed
it three years ago.   Next week on Feb. 1st he can change zones, but
that does not help the situation we are in now we have bills and noone
wants to help.  Someone is investigating it and I am hoping they come
up with some answers soon.   Cause this will be week 4 of him not
getting paid besides his vacation.  It is pretty sad we were actually
going to get to go to the beach this year and nope thank you CSX.  WE
have 4 children and christmas was a disaster because of the stress
luckily christmas presents were bought.  I don't work because of the
railroad schedule.   We have no idea where to go from here.   The
Unions are not helping either.   IT SUCKS!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2011

As I was sleeping a few night's ago. Got to thinking (Well kinda)
This is kinda for CSX not the regular folks.

Nice heavy corridor for truck traffic (10-12 hours)driving time.
Route that matches the RR traffic flow.

Same as auto train, park em and haul them. Drivers sleep, take the
truck off the road, make money and every one wins.

This would take a lot of work.
I know this may confuse some, what I am really saying is put a semi on
the rail. In my simple mind this is really TOFC, stack, Rolled to the
next level, with a crew car, for the drivers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2011

“White Snow” vs. “Black Ice”
Jury rejects CSXT's slick version of the facts and awards an injured
Engineer $3.98 Million.  (Ten times what the railroad offered to settle
this case before it went to trial.) 

James L. Fairna, Attorney
Hoey & Farina, P.C.
1-888-425-1212
info@hoeyfarina.com

James L. Farina of Hoey & Farina, P.C. reported that his associate,
George Brugess, obtained a $3,979,686 verdict in U.S. District Court in
Indianapolis, Indiana on behalf of Kevin Roberts, a former engineer, and
against CSX Transportation, Inc. (“CSXT”). The jury trial under the
Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”) began on August 24, 2010 and
concluded with the verdict on August 27, 2010. 
On December 6, 2006, Mr. Roberts was called for a train to operate
between Avon Yard, in Avon, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio. The crew’s
time expired while en-route. The CSXT then sent a van to the train to
transport the crew back to Avon Yard. As the van approached Avon Yard
at approximately 5:30 a.m. on December 7, 2006, a CSXT machinist in a
CSXT owned heavy work truck lost control of his truck and crashed
head-on into the van. According to Mr. Roberts’ testimony, as
corroborated by Officer Nathan Challis of the Marion County Sheriff’s
Department who investigated the accident, the weather was treacherous.
It was snowing and the roads were covered with ice and blowing snow.
The CSXT heavy work truck driver admitted to Officer Challis at the
scene that there were adverse driving conditions and he failed to
engage the four-wheel drive on his truck. He also admitted that he lost
control, crossed the center line and collided head-on with the van. Mr.
Roberts was taken by ambulance to the emergency room because of his
serious injuries. Both vehicles had substantial damage and were towed.
The driver of the CSXT heavy work truck was brought back to the yard
and interrogated by CSXT management officials about the accident. The
driver explained what happened and that one passenger in the van, Mr.
Roberts, was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. After this
discussion, CSXT management made the driver complete a second accident
report for CSXT. At trial CSXT offered the driver’s second statement
into evidence. The driver testified at trial that the weather was
clear, the roads were dry and the accident was caused by an unexpected
patch of black ice. Further, after the heavy truck skidded on the black
ice, it sideswiped the van. 
At trial, the jury was asked to decide whether the “white snow” version
of the accident as reported by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department
investigating officer and Kevin Roberts was correct or whether the
“black ice” version of the accident from CSXT was the truth of the
matter. CSXT argued at trial that it could not be held responsible for
an accident caused by unforeseen “black ice.”
Mr. Roberts’ injuries and medical treatment included surgical repair to
his knee and multiple cartilage injections, surgery on his elbow,
fractures of his shoulder that went undiagnosed and eventually required
surgery, and serious injury to his cervical spine requiring steroid
injections and a referral for spinal surgery. The U.S. Railroad
Retirement Board eventually determined that Kevin Roberts is
permanently disabled due to the injuries from this accident.
After deliberating for two hours, the jury rejected CSXT’s arguments
and awarded Mr. Roberts $3,979,686 in damages. The last pre-trial
settlement offer from CSXT was only $400,000. 
Congratulations to Mr. Roberts and George Brugess for bringing this
matter to justice.  

Does anyone know who was operating the van that Mr. Roberts was riding
in when this accident happened?  If you guessed “Professional
Transportation Incorporated” then you are absolutely correct.  How many
more personal injury lawsuits will CSXT have to face before they learn
their lessons about PTI?  Are CSXT company officials that clueless and
stubborn or both?  Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2011

I don't think florence is a bad place. If you are going to get hired
there. Just ask someone here that works down there,and im sure they
will butt in. This site is full of them I guess and a lot of jackasses.
Don't mind them

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2011

Oh, BTW.  They also are getting remedial reading classes.  By the end of
this year, they should be smart enough NOT to post their woeful stories
in every section of this site.  I guess those that do that didn't get
enough attention when they were children.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2011

It's a terrible place to work but starting this year, they've all been
given punctuation marks to work with.  Now, when they write to complain,
you can actually understand what they're bitching about.

Name: sctrain
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2011

Info on florence sc is it as bad as they say it is down there heard its
bad place to work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2011

HERE WE ARE AGAIN!

JANUARY, 2011 .......AND CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

NOTHING EVER CHANGES IN THIS CHEAP ASS OUTFIT.

MONEY BEING DENIED,  SCREWED UP ATTENDANCE POLICY, HARASSMENT,
DISCRIMINATION, LOW MORALE, PISS POOR MANAGEMENT.

NAZI STYLE LEADERSHIP & ENFORCEMENTS BECAUSE THEY STILL DON'T KNOW HOW
TO RUN A COMPANY.

MOST FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ALWAYS STATE "OUR EMPLOYEES ARE OUR
GREATEST ASSET"

CSXT COULD NEVER STATE SUCH A LIE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2011

PTC Helper: This position is governed by a collective bargaining
agreement, membership is required.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2011

Hi, I just got hired by CSX as a PTC helper…can anyone tell me what I
should expect once I start? How many people are in a typical work crew?
What’s REDI Center like?  Describe how the union works…just the
highlights, I don’t need the manual, how much are the union dues? 
I understand that most of the people on this site are not big fans of
CSX so please, serious replies only.  I’ve been searching for a job for
over a year now and I’ve finally landed one so I’d appreciate any
helpful information. Thanks.

Name: Angela 
E-mail: angie.marek@dowjones.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2011

Hey everyone, 
    I'm a business reporter working on a story for a national business
magazine that looks at CSX's retirement 401(k) plan for workers, which
has actually had big investment returns in recent years. I'm hoping to
talk with a couple rank and file employees who can tell me a bit about
their experience with the plan and whether it helped them make progress
saving for retirement in recent years. If anyone is able to chat with me
and share your story, I'd love to hear from you.  E-mail me here
(angie.marek@dowjones.com) and we can find a time to connect. 
    Thanks so much, 
    Angie

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2011

i hope the fra reads this.....
most of the engineers and conductors(80%or more) talk on their cell
phones while running the train.  they are also goin on internet sites
on their phones as well during train operations.
and the trainmasters call the conductors and or engineers and talk when
they know the train is moving  

i see conductors kick locomotives on a regular basis

nobody ever does a correct air brake test either.  its a joke

itll be funny when a key train derails because of these issues on csx
trains

Name: ACD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2011

I don't visit this board often.  But the GL GM is in trouble.  

Begining on the 9th the Indianapolis chief will gone.  
The work will be handed over to the East chief. (who will now be doing
the work of 4 chief dispatchers)

Everybody in the office is PISSED

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2011

i think its high we start organizing a strike against the unions and
csx.

arent you tired of being treated like shit and the unions just letting
csx have their way? marking off policies that havent changed in many
many years now changed a couple time in a few months to cover their ass
for lack of crews.

stealing money from your paychecks almost daily, categorically
declining legitimate claims without consideration. setting you up for
failure with e-tests with penalties harsher than if an incident
actually happened. etc, etc

we are the ones who make the money and run the trains but are treated
like the lowest life form while everybody above us reaps high bonuses.

we are blamed because they cannot run trains. telling the public, the
stockholders (which most of us are), the news outlets that they are
hiring and furloughed people are all recalled. we have many many people
on furlough that were never called. the hiring is more management, not
train crews. management cannot run trains.

oh? a strike doesn't do any good because the gov't will force us back
to work?

with all the national attention it WILL send a message to csx and the
country.

Name: Fawghorn leghorn
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2011

God, I love fat woman!! Happy new year everyone from the Orange Bowl!! 
I had a woman down here in Florida so big on New Years Eve, you could
have stamped Happy New Year on her ass and flew her all over Miami
Beach!!!!;0)  All the more reason to stay away from drugs and alcohol
boys!!  Keep it on the rails and good luck in that shithole
industry!!LLLMMAAOOOO  LET'S GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LET'S GO
HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LET'S GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 They are going to whip Stanfords arse!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2011

don't expect to get paid for your rsia mandatory off time if you're on
any extra list/board. it will be taken away from your guarantee

Name: onetwo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2010

thank you Lloyd

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2010

CSXT

aka

donald trump railroad

YOU'RE FIRED !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2010

CSX PROBABLY PUT THIS SITE UP THEMSELVES, SO AS TO LET THE INTELLECTUALS
WHO POST HERE VENT OR JUST SOCIALIZE WITH ONE ANOTHER. THEY MUST GET
QUITE A LAUGH AT THE RUN ON SENTENCES AND THE ATROCIOUS GRAMMER, LET
ALONE THE MISSPELLED WORDS. YOU CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT CSX FROM NOW TILL
DOOMS DAY AND REST ASSURED, NOTHING WILL CHANGE. IF ANYTHING, IT WILL
GET MUCH WORSE FOR THE EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE YOUR SLAVE MASTERS. YOU HAVE
PROSTITUTED YOURSELVES FOR THEIR SUB-STANDARD WAGES AND PLANTATION LIKE
WORKING CONDITIONS. YOU ARE A POWERLESS, IGNORANT, BRAINWASHED CLASS OF
SOCIETY ALLOWED TO EXIST FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SERVING THE GOVERNMENT
AND BIG BUSINESS. SO DON'T GET ANY IDEAS ABOUT IMPROVING YOUR
CIRCUMSTANCES. BE CONTENT TO WATCH YOUR FOOTBALL GAMES AND DRINK YOUR
BEER AND WATCH YOUR STANDARD OF LIVING DESTROYED. KEEP BUYING JAPANESE
CARS AND  CHINESE COMMUNIST MANUFACTURED GOODS. LET YOUR CHILDREN ACT
AND DRESS LIKE INNER CITY CRIMINALS OR YOU CAN SEE THEM SENT OFF TO
SOME UNDECLARED WAR TO BE KILLED OR DISABLED. I COULD GO ON BUT I KNOW
MOST, IF NOT ALL OF YOU, WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND ANY OF WHAT I
HAVE WRITTEN TODAY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2010

To RRJ,
Nice post on 12/24/2010. I only have a comment or two.
BLF&E was--- Brotherhood of locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (SIC).

Firemen returned around 1967-1968 but not on the L&N except in full
crew States. As an example the L&N kept all Firemen after the Arb award
282 in the state of Indiana, and released all of those in KY and TN.

The BLE stepped in with the apprentice Engineer Program, and recruited
the students from the Brakeman ranks. All of the first Apprentice
Engineers on the L&N were had picked by the BLE and the company. They
were guaranteed a job for life.

Nice post RRJ I learned something from your post.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2010

Reply to: WHATSUP

3 words.   Great Lakes Division

Watch that place over the next week!
Then watch it over the next 3-4 weeks.

speaking hypothetically that place will..

implode [&#618;m&#712;pl&#601;&#650;d]  
vb
1. (Physics / General Physics) to collapse or cause to collapse inwards
in a violent manner as a result of external pressure the vacuum flask
imploded
2. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to pronounce (a
consonant) with or by implosion Compare explode
[from im- + (ex)plode]

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2010

cond 20-30
 
The only brakemen position that was ever in jeoprady was the flagmen
with the elimination of the caboose. The UTU never had to sell off the
brakemen on the locomotive in 1993 or the firemen in 1985. The original
loss of the locomotive firemen in the early '60s was done by the
railroads thru goverment intervention. When the locomotive firemen was
brought back in the late '60s the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen &
Engineers, Order of Railway Conductors & Brakemen, Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen Union of North America merged in 1969
to form the UTU. The UTU never had to sell off the head brakemen. When
CSX was formed and the merger started to take place the SCL side had
full train crews while the Chessie System side (C&O, B&O, WM ect..) had
already eliminated all brakemen positions. There wasn't any ruling thru
goverment intervention to eliminate those positions. Did the UTU cut a
good deal? Yes, for a select few to benefit but not for future
generations. It was greed by the members they voted it in to eliminate
the craft with 30 shares of CSX stock each year, $20,000 or $45,000
signing bonuses if an individual sold their productivy bonus to go with
the retirement accounts of $6500 a year. You stated it correctly when
you retire you'll have over a quarter of a million.

Name: Santarail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

Nomo

You're as full of you know what as a Christmas turkey,

Youre jealous cause I make more money than you do.

you wish you worked for CSX the greatest company in the world.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2010

The loss of the fireman, the 1st brakeman and the 2nd brakeman were all
done either by goverment decree or the threat if one. The UTU didn't
stick it's head in the sand and ignore it , they got the best deal
they could, I will retire with $250,000 from stock and prouductivity
bonuses from the last 25 years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2010

i think its time to call for the resignation of michael ward

apparently he is blind to the fact he is losing untold millions of
dollars because there isn't enough crews to run trains BUT he seems to
think hiring more trainmasters and middle mismanagers(and i use that
term loosely)(lets just call them stupidvisors since they know nothing
about trains.

think of the business that marketing could build if a railroad ran
trains.

think of all the overtime that could be saved in the blue palace if
they didn't have to spend hours and hours searching hundreds of miles
for rested crews.

now where is that quality of life we've been told is out there?

think of the customers who would be happy to do business with csx.

now they're just happy if their cars shows up when they ordered them.

think of all the bonus money that isn't making it into the pockets of
the senior mismanagers. although they get more than enough as it is. 
maybe thats the problem...

wouldn't the shareholders and wall street love to know that all the
people were not called back from furlough as stated publicly and the
ones that were, are probably going to get cut again in january as the
csxt decides to go the unproductive route and use one man remote
operations, and consolidate yardmasters to running 2 or more rail
yards

yea business is not all that good mr. shareholder. a railroad that
doesn't want to run trains, but is happy to take taxpayer money to
fund its operations, and piss on union members who actually make the
money and deliver the goods for the country but have to cover their ass
every minute for fear of being run off for not finding a piece of paper
in a switch point which caused no damage and where no on got hurt and
god forbid your call off sick more than twice in a 4 week period for
which you don't get paid anyway, so they can use you as a scapegoat
for not being able to run a train instead of hiring more people.

lets not forget to cut people off for making guarantee, which no one
does because they make more than guarantee...its the shortage of
switchmen causing csx to call brakemen to fill yard jobs which pays
ABOVE guarantee which in the infinite wisdom of csx accounting can't 
figure out shows as guarantee payment.

need we go on?

Name: Santarail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

NoMo 

I didn't say anything negative and you jump on me like a monkey on a
banana.

Just who are you to post on   here you dont even work for Csx.  You're
just foamer who has nothing better to do than run down csx the greatest
company of all time.  100K in this economy is nothing to laugh about. 
I have friends that are teachers, lawyers, dentist, farmers etc. they
dont make much different than I do.  I live across street from
president of first national and trust.   

So yes i am proud of my 100k.  O yeah I've never worked 80hrs in a
week on the rr. 

Merry Christmas  CSX and all my fellow workers

Name: Santarail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

I just pullen in beautiful Brewer yard.  Those great men I worked for
just gave me a Christmas turkey for staying marked up.  This place is
the greatest yard on the system.  Thats saying alot beca  use csx is
the greatest job on earth. I dont know why you men complain on here. 
I'm going to work Christmas so I can make triple time.  How I love
this place.  What person in thre right mind wouldnt want a job out
here.   I sure hope they dont shut down. I will miss not seeing
everyones happy faces.    and  i also going to make over 100k this year
hows that for dropping out of school at 14.

Name: peanutbutter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas to all the hard working rrers.


To rest of you company men.  I hope you all get called out right before
Christman dinner.

Well the ble and utu offices will be closing I didnt know the rr shut
down why should those pigs..

Our fat lazy no good union rep that cant barely hold a job will be
laying off union as soon as he gets in.   He'll be taking caring of
all kinds of union affairs like feeding his fat ass. 

I'm sick of him and the rest of those guys claiming jobs they cant
hold and staying displaced.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

Further clarification: those of us who were firemen and are still on the
rosters will never work again as a firemen. Unlike the brakemen slot
lost in 1985 we didn't get a dime for the UTU sell out. A loop hole
the UTU agreed to keep the firemen seniority roster but eliminate the
position on the locomotive. Figured I'd throw that in before any
rebuttals.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

That was way before any of our times when railroads went from steam to
diesel electric. It lasted a few years then the firemen were brought
back. With the UTU the firemen was eliminated again in 1985. I know, I
worked as a firemen my name is still on the firemen seniority roster.
The UTU let all engineers that didn't have trainmen seniority
establish one in 1985. That's what we call "tit for tat" or "the
pot calling the kettle black". What's your point? In fact we can add
the firemen to another job the UTU sold out. Thank's! I knew I was
forgetting one. Keep going the list is getting bigger.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2010

Why all the bitching about the UTU, do not forget the BLE started all of
this when they sold out the firemans jobs years ago.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2010

Cond 30+

Right if you say so. Then mabey the BLET should help the railroads get
rid of the road conductor. What good are they? Utility positions can
cover any issue hand brakes, switches, pick ups/set offs, knuckles,
ect...they can ride up next to the train in a company issued vehicle.
It's your mentality that has led to these reductions. Everything from
selling off the two brakemen for lump sums plus shares of stock,
productivity checks or the $6500 retirement accounts every year to the
engineer in the yard for 40 lousy extra minutes in pay. The Scope
protects the engineer it's no different than the UTU RCO yard
agreement one union can't step on another unions agreements. BLET
already won that case. Besides why should you care you're protected
under the crew consist. CSX can't wait till all those protected are
gone. Then the unions will have there work cut out for them to save
jobs. You're the reason the unions are still fighting each other. If
you have 30+ years it doesn't affect you it's those hired out after
1994 that are vulnerable. Keep shouting the mantra "screwUTU" that's
what their good at.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2010

Engineer 30+ you are wrong as most engineers are most of the time. The
BLE scope agreement is unenforceble. The UTU has the rights to all RCO
, had them before this agreement, still has them. The UTU wanted the
BLE in the bargining for RCO but the BLE put their heads in the sand
and ignored the future. Yard RCO is 95% switchman and 5% making the
little engine go back and forth.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2010

It's never been between the two people in the locomotive cab. When I
was working and posting then I had the same frustrations. My main point
was till the unions get off their duffs people needed to do what CSX
wants it's still the same. The only persons getting frustrated is the
conductor and engineer. Everyone from the LC, GC on up has the same
excuse "they can do that". It's not necessarily the LC's fault they
get their info from the GC. Problem with the LC's on CSX they get
burned out after 2 terms in office if one doesn't that would give me
cause for concern as to where are their allegences.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2010

The two folks in the cab are not fighting. It is the Unions that are
fighting. Blame each other, fingers going both way's. keep this BS up
and run by yourself with the street right behind your number on the
roster. CSX will send a Cub Engineer with you, weld them to you at the
hip,and make you train them.
Time to get together and save the Conductor, and let them sleep it is
better than nothing.
I have seen times that I wanted to help them sleep, simply to get a
little Peace.

RRJ 
your post are getting better since ya left, rest must be a good thing
in your life.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 December 2010

LE 1-10

It was shocking when the RCO's went to one man starting in 2008.
Apparently the UTU didn't cross the "t" and dot the "i" on their
agreement with CSX on it's implementation. The UTU was in a big hurry
to get it done before the BLE could also get an agreement. This
fighting between the two unions has done more damage then anything
else. It's the members who suffered not those at HQ. Then the UTU
brought lawsuits because the BLET secured the Scope Agreement to
protect engineers in road service. Another screw up the UTU did
limiting their remote agreement to strictly yard service. On that one
I'm thankful they were stupid and greedy. Engineers were crying for
blood wanting to give up road conductors for engineer only trains. A
lot of us oldheads had to calm people down reminding them that they
have trainmen seniority. In slack times they could get cut back and
take away those jobs being held under UTU agreements. Another UTU screw
up when BLET members could cost their members work. They definitely
didn't think of all the negative consequences.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 December 2010

RRJ,
 Nine years ago I watched the UTU promote the RCO like it was a great
accomplishment having control & selling out the engineer.  Since then
the carrier has screwed them over by implementing 1 man remote crews &
by trying to eliminate the conductor all together.  It doesn't pay to
side with the carrier!!!!  They don't care about you!

Name: Matt Sanders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 December 2010

Is it me or does my girlfriend remind you of a member of ms-13??  She
loves her tacos and she runs for the border!!!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 December 2010

Now is as good a time as any to strike. Enough of this economy
bullschidt as an excuse. If CSX wants to maintain the path there on
they need to change their ways. I hope Pierce does good for ya'll.
It's been over 20 years since we had real leadership in the BLE(T). I
could care less about the UTU they've sold everyone out the past 25
years. They need to put aside their differences with the BLET and work
together. One union alone would be difficult both working together
would be a power force.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2010

RRJ, I have to agree with you when it comes to Pierce.

After meeting the guy and hearing him talk, he speaks straight from the
heart with no speech or BS like the former Presidents.  He told us
straight out that we are working for a bunch of Azzholes at CSX.  He
also brought up the possibilities of striking when all else fails.

I can say this much, I trust his words more than anybody else who has
held the position.  The real test will be his actions.  It will be an
uphill battle from here!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2010

Goob

The BLE(T) is having the first national elections in it's 147 year
history where the members will vote in the leadership. Dennis Pierce
who is acting president after Paul Sorrow retired is most likely going
to win. Pierce I do believe will bring the BLE(T) back to what it once
was years ago. No more compromise taking it to the limits meaning he's
not afraid of the PEB and striking when allowed under the RLA. The past
two decades those morons running the unions were cowards. You are right
in one regard members are paying dues for nothing if the unions fail to
act upon the excessive harrassment, violations of contractual
agreements ect.... Pierce knows this new generation has no confidence
in their representatives. The oldheads lost confidence along time ago
by watching the unions weaken. Your non-union retoric doesn't matter
the railroads are closed shops. Something the old regime for the BLE(T)
managed to get in a few years ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2010

Hopefully the RR unions will at some time in the future, decide to
partner with the employer. I know that is hard but it could be a good
thing for both sides. 

RR unions are really bad at taking fund's from the members and wasting
them, taking them, or covering the money for later distribution to
themselves.

RR use the union's as puppets to do as they please. The Union never
win's, ever wonder why? Same thing the Union always says about the
Company GREED. The Unions have so many dis honest folks, the RR have a
hard time paying them enough, to keep them quiet.

Really Bad situation for the members and the stock holders, The smart
ones will always win.

Engineers and Conductors should Partner with the CSX and let the rest
settle. It would be a stellar agreement/ Contract that would shock the
industry. Highest paid train crews in the US would be CSX.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2010

GO non-union see what happens. Your paycheck will shrink, benefits will
be cut off, termination on the spot no investigation no appeals ect....
if you think it's bad now it'll be worse. Quit crying and do
something. You are the union they work for you. If you allow them to
get way with BS that's your fault.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2010

I just want to know what the hell is the problem with csx.  They hired 7
conductors for chattanooga yard in tennessee.  There are no positions in
this sorry excuse for a yard.  And now we get laid off....WTF  I left a
job to come to this shit hole to get laid off and have to find another
job.  Fuck You Pete B....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 December 2010

What kind of work environment is expected when in order to become a
manager or company official, people are expected to work three times
the hours for half of the pay, endure countless degrading ass chewings
from supervisors who have little grasp of whats really happening or
what they are asking you to do, or what really needs to be done. Who
would want the job??? certainly not anyone that should be in those
positions. Thats why we are plagued with (90 day wonders) and people
who think a degree makes them qualified to supervise people with
decades more experience on the job.       Morale and work conditions
will continue to decline until CSX wakes up and deals with this
problem, what would it be like if we had (qualified) people in charge,
making good decisions, but hey, what the heck, they are making money in
spite of themselves...Who really cares about employee concerns
anyway.....THE RIGHT RESULTS - THE RIGHT WAY.

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2010

You may just be onto something, however i doubt it will be the engineers
first.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2010

Warning, Warning.

The very first Trade to go Non Union on the RR, will write History.
I hope that the Engineers as the leader's do this. 
Drop all of the union stuff and join the CSX, as Managers with a
defined retirement plan as well as RR Retirement.

The skill level of Conductor's and Engineers is worth more than, union
dues provide.

Stop fighting the pay check.

Name: 
E-mail: contact@csx-corruption.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 December 2010

I have some newer content that might interest some of you.  Haven't had
a lot of time until now to start doing research, but it would help if
you guys give this a read and look at the charts and tables I've put
together. This is an article relating to CSX's Newsweek Green Ranking
award that they were bragging so much about last month. 

http://csx-corruption.com/green-ranking/

Thanks to the administrator of this site for welcoming me and also for
allowing to me to post an article every now and then for you guys
enjoyment.

Name: Steve Crain
E-mail: tomheike@needsteeth.com
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2010

I have been offered a job on the coal pier in Baltimore.  I heard unless
you support Rev. Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, you stand no chance. 
Is this true??  I mean, I do love my KFC and watermellon farms and have
always been a big supporter of Old English 40's.  Do you think that
will help??  And when I pose a question, I always start out with "let
me AX you a question".  I do not know, I think I have a pretty good
shot here people.  Anyone here work on the coal pier there??  Any
advice would greatly appreciated.  Thanks and happy holidays everyone!!

Name: Retired CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2010

Is Tom Wolfe still employed? Or has his past of being a horrible officer
and human being caught up to him?

Name: ....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2010

you're all dumb, CSX is one of the best jobs out there! i get 40.87/hr.
hows that for ya? fuckin retards.

Name: where
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 December 2010

whats a local chairman

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2010

Hey Where:

I believe I would ask my Local Chairman if you know who that is!

Name: where
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2010

I work north out of evansville indiana

what region am i and does any of this 2010agreement apply to me

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2010

Kyle,

If for some reason you feel that CSX or any RR has too many TM's or
RFE's re think that process. Tell me when any RR has over hired? They
never do, or try like hell not to. Employees are Expensive!

RFE's from Engineers makes sense, TM's from Yard Foreman/Conductor
also makes sense. Conductors from the street is simply stupid, the same
as a TM's, from school. These are titles, at pay rates that are
comparable to other industries, nothing wrong with the pay, just stupid
on the part of CSX for expecting something that is out of reach.

All new employees are looking for something GOOD, and they are fully
capable of making decisions that they feel are correct. At times they
screw up, same as US.

If you want an example of a real screw up, just take a look at the
biggest mouth piece, most liked, most powerful, person at your location
that is your Union rep, most likely a LC. These boys work the system for
themselves. New Tm can not do near the damage,they are too bussy working
80 to 90 hours a week.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2010

Tm,s & Rfe,s are at the bottom of the totem pole in managment and are
always trying to impress the big boys at div headquarters, Its always
been that way & i can,t even count how many tm,s & rfe,s i have seen
come & go over the past 20+ yrs as they are a dime a dozen, What i
could never figure is why they need so many of them, I mean like who
needs a tm at a lil 8 track yard out in the sticks but they do it, I
guess to keep the men in line, HA ha what a joke,Guess they think we
are all out to break rules & get over on the company with our flase
penalty claims, The rr would run 100% better with out tms & rfe,s,, Not
saying all tm,s & rfe,s are assholes, met a few good ones but the
assholes out number the goods ones 99 to 1.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 November 2010

the sad thing is we have the power to screw over the carriers, yet we
act like sheep,next week is bring a ball bat to work week, after a
train master gets poped a few times they will leave us alone.....train
master thats a joke....most train masters are clueless when it comes to
what there job is........most are nothing more then ego maniacs,who take
pleasure in being assholes.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all CSX railroad employees, and I hope most can be
home for the holiday.

I know CSX is a piece of shit unethical company to work for, and I know
some people will be stuck out there moving trains when there is really
no reason to be working with the whole country shut down.

I just wanna wish everyones family a happy holiday from one railroad
employee to another.  I could care less about Ward, Brown, or Sandborn.
 We know they don't work holidays, and we know they don't care about
you & me.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2010

What i found out about the rr, Is do not trust anyone as there are many
back stabbers on the rr who are out for personal gains both in
managment & the peeps you work with,Guess this is a thing that comes
with working for any big industry, Ya got to look out for yourself.

Name: Paul L.
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 November 2010

WOW...it's been like almost four years since the last time I took a
peek at this site....amazed it's still up and running and hard to
believe how little things have changed.  

CSX still sucks....?!?....OMG that's just way TOOoooo funny (((lol)))

Hey, I can't say I don't miss the job (well maybe I wouldn't say
that if I were still there?!?) or some of the guys in Selkirk.  But
from most of the posts I've read, CSX still insists on treating its
employees like trash. 

I will always think back fondly of my days working for CONRAIL (or even
my first couple years with the Penn Central for that matter). Now THAT
was the way to run a railroad!!!

Name: plmorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2010

CSX BLOWS ASS!!!!!!!!

Name: UBTUCKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2010

I agree with you Bob, I too am working in the Cinci/Kentucky area and
have found that you need to be much younger than I,(43) to keep up and
I think men our age should be treated with a bit of respect, not talked
to like we are trash. I wouldn't recomend this job to nyone over 30
years old, I was not hired as a track worker but sure spend my share
doing physical labor. No time off and on call 24/7. It sucks.

Name: bob gardner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2010

I was hired as a bridge mechanic in the Cinci Ohio area, if you have
applied to this job, don't be fooled by it's title. You will be
working your self to the core, doing anything that needs done, all
hours of the day and never able to leave town or catch any time off.
They were always calling me in for something or another, unless you are
20 years old, this isn't the kind of work to be in. There is NO excuse
for the way this company treats you, they are always firing people and
no one does anything right. They don't care about you or your family.
RUN.

Name: john jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2010

Avoid the Baltimore Coal Piers, yeah you can get good money but you'll
be tossed out or leave within months. They complain about being
understaffed but whenever they get someone they are driven off by
whoever their working with.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2010

As a matter of curiosity, when I posted the link to YouTube on 11/14
there had been 629,350 hits on that video. As of 0935 on 11/18 there
have been 632,590 hits or 3,240 additional hits. It's not unreasonable
to assume that 95% of those hits were driven by this site.

Anyone that says this site is only read by a few malcontents is
mistaken. Despite what they say, this site is monitored by more people
than the CSX would like to admit.

I'm sure there are many CSX employees that read but don't post.
They should reconsider and start posting their experiences or
complaints. Until they do, CSX will continue to poo-paw this site
as a sounding board for just a few miscreants.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2010

I work for the NS, many of us who work the roads suffer from lack of
sleep, we are told it goes with the job and that " the way it is "
God forbid that we take a nap at a stop signal,thats a automatic 30
days off.the railroads were built on threats,extortion and physical
abuse, why should they change now? to them we are just a body. its
better for the company if we die instead of suffering a injury, if we
die it does not do against there precious Harriman award.
There is no such thing as a sleep cycle when your on a extra board or
on the road. with the new fra rule for the 10 hour sleep, it works well
on paper but what we need is hours of work, meaning that after 10 hours
get us on a train or get us home. how many times are we left in some
hotel room for 25 plus hours only to be called? sure now that its time
to sleep its time to go to work....
or when you get to your 5th start you are ether left in the hotel for
that extra minute so you loose your 48 hours rest, many of us will work
over 20 days straight, yet when we go to mark off we are
hassled....safety  first

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2010

ALOT OF OPENINGS IN BALTIMORE AT THE COAL PIERS. ANYONE KNOW WHY? GOOD
OR BAD PLACE TO WORK OR JUST EXPANDING?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2010

To all the people around Syracuse.  Stussie is bringing his clone to
your area.  Name is Adam Hawkins.  He is just as bad as Stussie.  He go
hired as a TM because is dad is high up in the company.  This guy ran
Martin, KY into the ground.  Just watch your backs.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2010

Hey Goober:

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond...a little calamine will help
that road rash!

Thanks for the history lesson...sounds like things have changed.
Seems the carriers feel they can teach railroading rather than
letting the employees learn the craft.

We had an engineer here, he's long gone now, that would do the same
thing. He would get out of the yard and say it's time you learn to
run. I can only imagine how intimidating that would be to a newly
marked up Conductor. I think he hired in as a Fireman also.

I know in my case it took several years before I completely understood
what was being done and why it was being done that way.
Literally, it was like being in a dark room and a light coming on.

One thing that did bother me was the practice of sending ground service
personnel, with two, maybe three years experience to engineer
school. Hell, most of them either couldn't switch or had spent their
entire career in yard service. They're passed and marked up as
engineers only to be cut back to ground service for four or five years.
I can't tell you how many trips I made with called up engineers that I
continually had to remind them of the rules!

Perhaps you might elaborate on how the trainmasters and unions operated
back then vis-a-vis how they operate today. 

Your Grandfather ran on the "City of New Orleans" down the IC line.
I bet he had some stories!

Here's on for him:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJMVj04lfyo

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2010

Today I will be having my stomach pumped.   I suspect you guys know what
for.  I wish you all safe trips.

P.S. Ward you sure look nice today.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2010

CSX Corp. erased gains after two blocks totaling 20.5 million shares
changed hands, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad had risen as much as 2.7
percent to $64.50 before the shares traded for $62.50 each at 3:17 p.m.
and 3:18 p.m. in New York, Bloomberg data show. The stock was worth
$1.28 billion at that price.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it handled a transaction for 20.5 million
shares at about the same time, according to data compiled by
Bloomberg.

CSX shares rallied 30 percent in 2010 through yesterday, beating the
7.4 percent advance for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

To contact the reporter on this story: Elizabeth Stanton in New York at
estanton@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at
nbaker7@bloomberg.net.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2010

NO MO,
I came at age 18 to the RR from a RR family. Both sides were long time
employees in the shops and on the transportation side. My Grandfather
was an Engineer on the City Of New Orleans, and transitioned from steam
to diesel, on the City. He was my second Grandfather on my Dad's side,
as Grandma liked RR's. First Gran dad passed and he worked in the
shop.

I was hired from a pool of applicants, many were starving (OLDER) and I
felt sorry for them, almost refused the job as I felt at my age it was
not my time to take food from their families. Called my Dad and was
advised to take the job, I still feel for several of them.

After the physical, from a Quack. He took my temp, checked my eye
sight(read the chart) thumped a joint or two, and I was on my way.(
sorry this should be above the paragraph above)

Got a letter from the RR to show up at the roundhouse and meet the
master mech at 6am. In January of 1963 the day is long gone sorry.

MM advised me that as a fireman my employment was not assured, the RR
was trying to do away with the craft.  Heck I was not listening, just
wanted to go to work, after working in a Grocery for .30 cents per hour
I was ready for anything.

Cubbing was a pleasure. I wanted to get on the ground and do something

Caught a bunch for that. I was told sit there and learn. I did, worked
yard job's through freight,locals, and was put into the fireman's
Xtra board.

Not a clue, no training.
I really loved being in engine service, Every engineer would give me a
shot at running, some would even help me learn. I learned how they did
that. It was something like this, Hey take a hold of this for a while
(UP HILL) grinding, they would step back and see how well the crossings
were handled, and the bell, and sanders, and most important was at the
top. Speed going up and me doing nothing. They would step in and say
thanks, Good job, better let me take it for awhile.

Big part was at the destination, if a Fireman changed ends and did it
well, they got to run back to the service area.

So much for now, Let me know if you can stand anymore. HA HA

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2010

Hey Goober:

'63 was lifetime ago, in fact, when you left the L&N in '70, 90%
of the men and women working today weren't born. I bet some of their
parents weren't born.

You might start with what it was like to work for the L&N in those
days...how the management thought and acted what their priorities were?
What the rules were and safety aspects? Harassment and intimidation,
etc.?

If that's not enough feel free to discuss the new technologies
introduced during your tenure and the affects it had on crew size,
safety and production? Had the radio been introduced prior to your
departure? How big was the rule book?

I understand that a lot has changed between 1970 and now, but your
experiences will set a starting point for these young guys to compare
today's CSX to. Hopefully some of the old heads can jump in and fill
the gaps between '70 and today.

This may take a while so take your time...when we finish this we can
discuss our favorite subject, the unions!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2010

NO MO,

I would be happy to discuss not only the Union but the rules and common
practice of train crews during the period 1963-1970.

I was a Firemen from Jan 1963 (age 18) until arb 282 in the spring of
1964. Then rehired in June 1964 as a Brakeman, promoted to Conductor
in
1969. 
Left the RR in march 1970 (age 25) My last week on the RR was as
Conductor on a 6 night a week local, 125 miles from home with a 4
person crew.

Member BLF&E--BRT--UTU

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 November 2010

To the person who said 20+ yrs makes you a old head,,Dam i wish that was
true as i have 21 yrs on the roster on my div and i can not even hold a
lousey 3rd trick yard job oh yea for about a week then i get bumped and
have to go back on the extra board, I would think with 20 yrs that i
could at least hold a 3rd trick shitty yard job, Guess i will have to
wait until i am 65 to even dream about holding a 1st trick yard job as
this extra list thing ,,Its just getting to me and yes i knew when i
hired it would be a extra list deal but with over 20 yrs its getting to
suck and i guess its going to suck even more in the future from what i
can see.

Name: KCJONES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 November 2010

To Hottytotty
   Get another boyfriend that doesn't work on the RR!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2010

Hey Goob:

I personally think your post is the most erudite one you ever made.

If I recall correctly, you hired in at 18 and left the L&N in '64. 
You were there when all this started. Perhaps you might care to share
some of the history you witnessed first hand.

Back in those days every craft had a union, unlike today where there
are only two left to represent the operating crafts (today there are
only two crafts left). Even the non operating crafts had several unions
representing them.

I understand that you have no love lost for any union, however you
hired in at perhaps the pinnacle of the union's power. Perhaps you
might be able to put your bias aside and contrast the difference
between the unions in '64 and today. 

You and I both know the only thing between the RR workers and a good
corn holing is the unions...which if I still worked for CSX would cause
me to sit down every chance I got.

Sit back with a beverage and think about it...put your thoughts in
order and share some of your wisdom in a way your Grandchildren could
understand!

I look forward to your next post.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2010

I see post after post of who sold out who, fingers going north and
south. The real story is not the old heads, nor the newer employees
selling out anyone, they simply sent in the dues and were puppets. 
People working everyday on call and believing in a union that would do
the right thing. That trust was the downfall of every employee, and
continues to drain those that work for a union living.

Train crew reduction started with the BLE raiding the BLF&E. Yep 
Not one (1) engineer would agree to move with out a Fireman on board,
if they had a say. However they did not have a say. They were told to
leave with out the Fireman for compensation, and they did. The BLE said
go and case closed.

I was there-- ran as a Fireman and without them for many years. Things
changed in the cab when the Fireman left. The Brakeman and the Engineer
became much closer. The Head Brakeman was the 3rd wheel, and that
changed.

So much for History/ over and out.
PS RRJ BMW just turned 2k since 9/1/10

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2010

wow rrj i didnt know that they sold theyre men back in 1993, no kidding
we already know that, they sold their "BLANKABLE" rights, yes there
is a difference, but you wouldnt know that! and the union meeting that
us "lads" shoudlve showed up to right?  WRONG , you mean the private
meeting for those 26 guys was held at a hotel and POST 1985 guys werent
allowed to attend! But atleast theres comfort in knowing that the
switchman that took promotion to engineer, will never get that money!
So before you post about new guys not go to meeting you have absolutely
no fucking idea about, just keep to yourself and shut the FUCK UP, and
nomo you have no idea either!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 November 2010

That is no lie stay away from the coal pier if you love your family, you
could get hurt there very easily.  It is unsafe and there are a lot of
drug users at the pier.   They do not care about themselves so they
will not care about you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 October 2010

COAL PIER IS A SHIT HOLE. FIND A JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2010

Nope not the same guy jagoff RRJ, dont know shit about baltimore, nor do
i care, worked at barr yard over ten years as a switchman asshole, not a
foamer like you. But heres the BIG PICTURE, do you not realize youre on
a website CSX-SUKS.com , not ILOVECSX.com, so what the hell do you
expect when people come on here bitching about csx dickhead, yet you
throw in your worthless 2 cents about shit! You oldheads fucked the
railroads more than anybody, and now we have to pay the price, you guys
sold shit and gave it away for youre own benefit, so suck it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2010

Hey RRJ, just wanted to say fuck you, you jag off, its the oldheads like
you that sold everyone out, thats made everyones job harder! You
dicksheads sold the fireman, flagman, headman. You rant about everyone
bitching on here, how many times you switch by yourself and do
industries by yourself cocksucker! Hell even the oldheads at barr yard
sold their blankable switchman rights for $100,000.00 a piece last
year, and fucked every guy below them, Gen. chairman John Lesniewski
worked out that deal for his buddys, oh, and they put a no furlough
clause in there, the next week they started furloughing, so you and
every other sell out can take a flying fucking leap! Csx paid $2.6
million dollars to the 26 oldhead switchman last year! Yet us non
protected guys couldnt even get our lunches paid! Then these same
oldheads, who we used to let sleep and watch movies on the second unit,
for letting us be the foreman, have the gall, after they sold out to ask
for a line up coming the yard, yea heres you line up cocksucker, GET
FUCKED AND LINE YOU OWN SWITCHES, YOU DIDNT DO SHIT FOR OVER 10 YEARS
ON THAT SECOND UNIT!  So in conclusion RRJ, GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU CRUSTY
OLD BASTARD, I HOPE YOU DONT COLLECT RR LONG!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2010

I AM CONSIDERING TAKING A EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITION IN BALTIMORE AT
THE COAL PIERS.CAN ANYBODY FILL ME IN ON WHETHER IT IS WORTH MY TIME TO
ACCEPT THIS OFFER?

Name: EX CSX T&E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 October 2010

Does anyone know what Tom Wolfe is doing? And has he paid for his
"sins" and coverups as a manager?

Name: doctor white
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 October 2010

Where do we start ! Safety ; everyone wants to go home the same they
came to work. working road switcher jobs and yard jobs with excessive
walking and and protecting shove moves is unsafe for one man. All the
while trying to keep your work order scores on top of the mark so the
trainmaster want get his rear end eat out.The railroad wants there cake
& eat it to, there is to much work for one man to do while keeping your
scope set on safety. The amount of work they want you to do is not
within the safe limits of what one man can accomplish. I am a short
timer and have seen many changes in my 34yrs of service. I can only
hope that my railroad brothers & sisters can adhere to these
unrealistic changes that the railroad is determined to shove down there
throats. Code of etchics this word is used very often by the railroad,
They do not begin to know the meaning of the word. Trainmasters , road
foreman of engines, crew callers, and the list goes on & on. Rudeness -
harassment - intimidation - all are parts of life on the CSX RAILROAD.
Marcus Calhoun Mcant is a fine example of a cat with 9 lifes. All of
the conflicks this man has been involved in brought on by his rude -
raccist- ignorant remarks and actions and this man still has a job with
good old C.S.X. I could just PUKE.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2010

Hey RRJ:

Have you seen the trailer for a movie called "Unstoppable"? Is that
the film they wanted to make on the CSX system based on the one that
got away up around Toledo, OH in May '01?

I particularly like the scene showing the lead coming around the bend
with all the wheels on the right side 4' in the air. 

CSX will be taking all their trainee TMs to see the show to see how
many rules violations they can find!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2010

I would just like to say I am celebrating my 2nd year being OUT OF THIS
CRAP HOLE!!!  I worked at the Pentagon my first year out and now work
for the state of Minnesota.  I truely enjoyed the work while I was at
CSX (my safety record speaks for itself). However, I saw the future and
what it has become (and I was only there for 4 years.  God knows the
changes the old timers have seen).  I enjoyed the work and had fun
doing the job.  But the politics became way too much.  Some people
getting favortism more than others (example: a man, sorry, I mean a
drug dealer has 47 missed calls within half of a year.  YES, 6 months).
 He was never taken out of service until a new Superintendant came in
(by the way, we went through 3 Superintendant's the "4" years I was
there).  Oh, and by the way, this other crew derailed equipment (their
fault) and went to investigation.  Only to leave INVESTIGATION with two
tickets to the Orioles game that night!!!  Yeah, that WANNA-BE
Superintendant is no longer with us, nor is the train crew who probably
thought they just got a night in Beverley Hill's with just two tickets
to the Orioles game!!!LMAO  By the way, they are no longer with CSX
Baltimore division either.  Back to my subject at hand, this "47
missed call" guy happened to be the nephew or cousin of a mentor for
all new hires in Baltimore. The mentor was demoted back to train
service and his "47 missed call" family member was fired.  Let alone
this POC had a horrible safety record!!!  NOW, I heard there is ANOTHER
Superintendant in Baltimore (this is number 4 ladies and gentleman in 6
years)!!

My point being this, when I signed my application for CSX, I am pretty
sure (somebody tell me if I am wrong) it said "EQUALL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER".  Mr. Ward (or Mr. VP or whoever), you need to make your way
to Baltimore and show them how this is ACTUALLY PRACTICED!!!  Because
GOD KNOWS the union officials are not doing it!!  Oh sorry, they are
already in your left hand pocket!!  All the more reason I am up here,
behind a desk, making DAMN NEAR twice as much as I was making as a
conductor..LOL  However, I loved what I did and have respect for the
men and woman who still do it (since I was once in their position).With
that being said, write this down Michael Ward (and every other demon in
your regime)!!  "The way you treat your people is the work ethic you
get in return"!!!!!  You should remember this line Michael!!!  You
might not have such a bad record for derailments, injuries, etc..  
Have a safe CSX day!!;0);0);0)  For the rest of the hard working Men
and Woman in train service, good luck with your careers.  Keep it on
the rails!!

Name: Alabama T&E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2010

You said the Touchstone Trainmaster in Alabama vanished and she was
seeing T.E. Miller? Is she still employed or did she leave due to the
affair?

Name: slack action
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2010

Re Kyle: I agree, it is not the crews responsibly to notify the dispr
that you are waiting in the sdg.  It is his/her responsibility to know
that a train is there. It is also not the responsibility of the dipsr
to wake the crew up.  A dispr is constantly looking at his/her model
board from top to bottom always thinking about their next move.  The
odds of a train being put in a sdg and forgotten about is just about
slim to none. The dispr is just not going to put a train in a sdg and
then forget.  Not to say that this has never appended.  Their are too
many people keeping up with trains besides the dispr like the YM, TM,
STO, ACD, CD, GM.  It does piss off a dispr after they bust their ass
to get a train over the road and the yard holds them out for hours on
end.   

I remember years ago when a dispr was force fed a local out of a yard
when he told the TM, STO and CD that their was no where for the train
to go...Well after the yard job dogged on the "OS" and thus causing 5
other trains to dog including a PIG and an Amtrak, they never questioned
him again....Ah the good old days!!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2010

Hey Kyle:

End of the shift...get close and the YM will find a way to keep you
out. If your lucky he'll forget to tell his relief and you'll sit for
a couple of more hours until something reminds him you're out there.

Unless they changed the rule, you are suppose to announce
the train ID and location every fifteen minutes on the line. I never
called if I was sitting waiting to get into the yard...I always figured
there were enough outbounds to inspect the Disp. and YM knew I was
there!

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2010

Yes i know there are reasons for holding out trains, But many times i do
think the di,s do forget that they put you in that siding and hey its
not up to us on the crew to remind the di,s every hour or so that we
are still being held, Thats their job, they put us in there and it
shows right on thier board were we are and its thier fault if they
forget about that not the crew,,, I made i fast run one day 2 hrs to
get the train from point a to point b and was held at the home sig
until we had just 20 min before we lawed, then the sig came up and the
gym gets on the radio and says give us a good move, pulled the train
into the yard and all 10 inbound tracks were clear, I mean i was
thinking like WTF, they did forget about us, they had too and then they
want a good move because they made a mistake.

I had another thing like that happen were a ym at a small yard called a
block operator and said hold that train out of yard limits as we can not
handle it right now, the reason for that was to not let us get into yard
limits as we could have made some finaly terminal delay time, But what
was funny about it as the asst div super was hearing all this at home
on his rr radio at home at 2 am, man he got ticked and told the block
operator to run us and that the ym better find a track to store the
train, Man talk about how fast he found a track to yard our train, That
ym just did not want to do the paper work on us on his trick, he sort of
felt f it, let the 1st trick ym deal with that, ya know pass the buck
thing, I must say that ym never did that again as i am sure the asst
div super called him on the phone and layed it on him big time, But yes
these things really do happen on the rr and for those who say they
don,t, well i just told ya and its not a fairy tell, The co don,t make
money with trains standing still and thats the bottom line.

Name: UTU hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 October 2010

http://utu974.com/Cram_Down_Arbitration.pdf

Only four pages.  Wow.  Just wow.

Name: UTU hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 October 2010

Well surprise surprise we got the SSA forced on us.  It is offical.  At
least the L & N will get New York Dock protection, the C & O, SCL, and
A & WP do not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2010

CSX Blows

Remember to divide that $38.00 per hour by the total time off duty.

Now ya get the real number. 

As far as the Conductor calling and getting you a DH or a train that is
just stupid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2010

Whos' ready to go to the redi center and be treated like an infantile
idiot, be prepared to be scolded and abused. Better suggestion is if
you haven't gone yet take the nearest bus and ride s far away as you
can!

Name: CSX Blows
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 October 2010

You're crying because you are being held away 6-10hrs. After your rest
is up? Are you serious!?!? Held away pays me 38.00$ an hour. I for one
am not bitching like I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Grow a
pair and suck it up! If you were working with me and we were on held
away and I find out you called someone to have us deadheaded or put on
a train, it would be a very long night for you! I bet you're one of
those people that calls the chief dispatcher too aren't you?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 October 2010

If you aren't an employee yet...............run like hell. This job
will be the death of you.

Name: slack action
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2010

RE Kyle:  I have also seen trains put in sidings because of problems
that might 150 miles away..such as derailments, weather, Terminals
clogged etc....

Name: slack action
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2010

Reason for trains in a sdg:  Teminals refusing to take inbound trains
and will hold you out, not the dispr fault.  Trains being built too
long for sdg, not the dispr fault. Industry work being done, track work
being done, signal work, track inspections..    Waiting on outbound
crews on run through trains for rest, taxi, etc you do not want to
block a main line track, again not the dispr fault.  Taxi are ordered
but do not show up, again you are blaming the dispr.... The last thing
a dispr wants to do is plug a sdg he can use..  You have to understand
a dispr is dictated by the GM, ACD, CD, STO....He/she will be
instructed to hold the train at a sdg and guess what they are not given
a reason either.  ...  

Try asking a dispr why you are there because trust me there is a reason
for a train being in a sdg.  A dispr will not just put a train in sdg
for the hell of it... You have to think about the big picture.  A dispr
is figuring train meets hours in advance especially when Amtraks, Juice,
Pigs/UPS are running on your territory.

I suggest you try to get in and sit in with a dispr to learn your
territory from the train dipsr perspective.  You will gain a whole new
respect for them...

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2010

I know what 1-10 is talking about as i have layed in at away from home
terminals as long as 40+ hours at times, Its the boredom that gets to
you, And yes i think the peeps in the movement office should know the
needs for so many crews at terminals, But hey they work 8 hr jobs and i
really do believe at times they actually forget on how many crews they
have on hand, Ie things get lost in the paper work and such for awaile
until they find out a mistake has been made, Plus other things can
happen, like derailments, power shortage, ect which does effect the
ordering of trains to be run.

The thing that really irks me is when they hold you in a siding for
hours with no explanation, The di,s should at least out of common sence
tell the crew why they are being held out at some cp point esp when its
out in the booneys as it is most of the time, One time we were held for
5hrs in a siding with no explanation & not 1 other train came into the
picture the entire time,then after 5 hrs the dwarf sig came up to run
us up a 50 mile branch line which was a 10 mph branch line,So you
guessed it, We dogged 5 miles before reaching the terminal, Then had to
wait another 5 hrs until the yard shifter dragged us in, I mean wooo big
money made, but such stupity on the part of both the di,s and the
terminal TM who would not call a taxie to get us off the train which
could have been done as there was a road right beside the track, Then
they blame the crews for milking the job with the OT, Sometimes i
really think those peeps in the di & movement office have their heads
stuck were the sun don,t shine, wish i had money to throw away like
they do,Its not good busniess practise to do things like that they do,
Most other companys would go broke if they did the things rr managment
does, But hey its the rr and we are very different from any other
company indeed.....

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2010

I went to the CSX-Corruption site. There are ignorant racist people
everywhere not just on CSX. This site CSX-Sucks had to defend it's
right to excist. Don't you think CSX will take on this new site? The
story posted about an incident in Abbeville, SC about a clerks racist
comment is hear-say because nothing was reported to an official by the
conductor, engineer, or conductor trainee. CSX does have the CSX Ethics
hotline that one could of reported this infraction without giving their
name. Was that done? No. This could be considered slander because no
action was taken at the time. There are no records of the incident. A
timeticket with someones name on it doesn't mean anything. If a CSX
employee started this site they better read their operating rule book
especially rules GR-2A, GR-12, GR-13. You might think you are protected
under the 1st Amendment rights but to defend the site would require
identifying oneself. That could lead to termination. If the
administrator has the convictions to defend their site at any cost I
applaude their actions. If they don't I'd be shutting it down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2010

New site with new forums dedicated to CSX.  Updated content!
Visit www.csx-corruption.com and/or enter the forums!  We need your
stories to give this company the attention it deserves.

 www.csx-corruption.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2010

You know, i sit and read post from employees and non-employees on this
web site and laugh.  All of you just sit here and complain.  If you
don't like the way things are, CHANGE THEM.  Go to school, get
educated, get promoted, and fix the problems.  90% of management in CSX
came from the ranks (Union).  Stop complaining get off your ass and do
something about it.  If you just complain about the the problems and
don't try to help, means your the main part of the problem.  

Your right, not all management should be in management.  Not all
managers are good managers.  Then again, not all employees should be
employees.  Not all people can work for the railroad.  Most railroaders
will tell you this is not the easiest job in the world.  If you can't
handle the job, leave.

Those who complain, and don't step up, need to get out of the way and
let others step up.  Those who step up, need not to complain and fix
the problems, or get out of the way and let others step up.

Name: AlabamaT&E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 September 2010

I have heard the my supervisor L. Touchstone has strayed away from her
husband before with different men. Is she still married?

Name: Ex CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2010

Brian Stussie was arrested for DUI/DWI? Is he still working? Don't most
T&E people that he is an officer for get fired for this?

He is the pretty boy's mug shot.
http://southcentralregionaljail.info/?BookingID=2784018

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2010

Here comes big lay-offs by halloween boys and girls!

BB&T Capital Markets analyst John Mims this morning reduced his ratings
on both CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC) to Hold from Buy, citing
concerns that the coal market could be weaker than previously expected.
He notes that both companies generate about 30% of revenue from
transporting coal.

“We believe that coal commentary will be increasingly bearish during
the Q3 earnings season,” he writes, and that both NSC and CSX could
come under significant near0-term pressure if guidance on eastern
utility and metallurgical coal is revised downward.  Mims adds that he
isn’t making a call here on Q3 earnings, but instead says the more
bearish stance is “a reflection of our belief that utility stockpiles
in the East (particularly the Southeast) will not burn down as fast as
the consensus view,” and that coal exports to Asia will slow in the
near-term.

Nonetheless, both stocks are trading higher in today’s strong market
rally:

CSX is up $1.52, or 2.8%, to $55.91.
NSC is up $1.78, or 3.1%, to $59.77.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 September 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Railroad operator CSX Corp. spent $1.16 million
lobbying the U.S. government in the second quarter on issues including
federal transportation spending and antitrust enforcement.

The company spent $1.12 million in the previous quarter, and it spent
$1.5 million in the second quarter of 2009.

CSX lobbied on bills covering spending for freight, passenger and
high-speed rail and on a resolution calling for better security against
terrorist attacks aimed at rail and mass transit lines. It also lobbied
on railroad antitrust issues and corridors for inter-suburban commuter
rail service, according to a July 19 filing with Congress.

Besides Congress, the Jacksonville, Fla., company lobbied the
Transportation, Defense, Energy and Homeland Security departments, the
Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budget

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2010

TROLLS, GEE WHIZ, THATS SO SMART OF YOU TO WRITE THAT HALF THE PEOPLE
WHO POST HERE ARE TROLLS. IF THEY ARE "trolls" then you are obviously
a JERK. YOU ARE PROBABLY A SNOT NOSED PIMPLE FACED PUNK WITH BLACKHEADS
THE SIZE OF NICKLES AND GREEN TEETH. TROLLS MY ASS, YOU GOOF.

Name: hate my shop
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2010

After all I went through in school about saftey. I started my job and
soon found out it was a joke.  Its a great show of do as I say not as I
do.  Plus they provide all the tools for the job they said but finding
them was the hard part.  Not one tool set was full they all were
missing somthing. Then they wanted me to fix things and order parts but
I didnt know who they used for what parts and I didnt have a company
credit card so how was I to get anything.  Plus I didnt have much to
say to anyone Iam not a sports fan thats all they talked about on their
2hr lunch break.  Plus they fill out job breafing forms everyday and
never would tell me what was going to be done for the day. I was kept
in the dark.  If I asked I was always told I will get back to you they
never did or it was just clean the shop but with all the used broken
parts in it how do you know what to save and toss out ?  I loved the
benifits and pay but hated the shop and the others I work with.  I
would love to transfer to track dept so I could travel and get out of
this shop before I get stuck at this place or let go for not fitting
into their click.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2010

Hey Con. <1:

You haven't been out there long enough to know the
difference...whether you know it or not you will be furloughed shortly
for 6 months, maybe more.

Going to work for the RR is like a new piece of ass...after a while
the new piece is just like the old piece, delightful but the same.

Talk to us after Easter and let us know if you feel the same!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 September 2010

You know for all the people on here crying, please tell me where you can
go and make more money than you are making with CSX??? I hear a lot of
crying but guess what you have a job, making great money, great
benefits and a pension when you retire... I worked in the real world
where there was no union, no benefits and no pension and all you do is
cry because you have to work for this... Give me a break and just go
back to work...

Name: W
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 September 2010

Hey there UTU haters.  I wonder why it is the Engineer's Freight pool
assignments don't have assigned rest days like the Conductors?
As you guys may know the Conductors pools have rest days that can be
turned off or on depending on whether or not the employee wants to
observe his/her rest day.  


   Article 45-Off Days, Paragraph "A" of the BLET agreement  States
" All pool assignments will have at least one (1)assigned mandatory
rest day per week or two (2) mandatory rest days bi-weekly."  It sure
seems to me that with the current CSX availability policy the BLET
would enforce this article of the agreement and provide it's members
with some planned time off. If there are Engineer's off on rest days,
CSX would ahve to increase there boards to cover these vacancies. 
Kinda seems as though the BLET is doing exactly what the carrier wants.
 This doen'nt really surprise me much with the past history of the BLE
local chariman's at my terminal.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2010

When i hired on at age 18 i used to hear a lot of the old heads talk
about when it was the brotherhood of railroad trainmen & conductors
union and how back then the union would fight like hell for the men and
all that changed when it became the U.T.U. and i can see it myself that
the u.t.u. is now in bed with the company officials, What we really
need is OPEN SHOP union, you would then see how fast the union would
start caring for the men, Did you know with CLOSED SHOP you can and
will get FIRED if you don,t pay union dues, Now if you don,t call that
being in bed with the company what the hell else is it?  We are being
forced to pay union dues but the utu don,t care a rats ass about the
members as long as the dues money keeps comming into cleveland ohio utu
headquarters from us closed shop suckers.

Name: slack action
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2010

I think they should just do away with crew mgt and the chief dispr all
together, the hell with them being responsible for the crews .  The
answer is just turn the whole shibang over to T & E.  Let them be
responsible for calling crews and having crews rested for trains.  That
way it will completely do away with all claims because then they will
have nobody else to point the finger at...it will be there own craft
that is screwing themselves... Mr Ward I will tell you where to send
the check for this hugh money saving idea!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2010

Conductor 1-10
I agree the RR should call every crew on their rest or a little after
if they want.Or heck ask the conductor when they want to be called, let
the Engineer and Conductor work that one out.
Screw the Customer, other crews, and the rest of the world to call
conductor 1-10 when he feels like being called.

And CSX makes Conductors out of these fools? This person would make a
good VP Planning for the Union.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2010

It's unbelievable how ridiculous company officials are in this company.
They put you in the hotel for rest, which I have no problem with, and
hold you there for 6-10 hours after you are rested. What is the point
of taking rest in this case? The chief dispatcher should have the
foresight to realize crews cannot possibly be rested if they are
staying in the hotel for so long. Defeats the purpose of the new FRA
law when this kind of behavior is allowed by our company officials. I
generally keep my complaints to myself as they are trivial, but when is
CSX gonna crack down on Chief dispatchers and trainmasters that
constantly abuse their positions and employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2010

man, I am so glad to be out of this hell hole!!!  Everyone is looking
out for number one!!!  I was there for 4 years and read between the
lines!!!!  I saw my furlough coming but needed the benefits!!!  So I
beat them to the punch and went out disability (with benefits) and
received a job JUST before the benefits went out.  The sad part, the
union official was more pissed at me than the damn company officials!! 
I wonder why that is??  Could it be because I gave (and most on here
still do) over $100.00 a month to a bunch of low life fags who were in
the companies left hand pocket who only know how to say "they can do
that, they can do that, they can do that. But hey, thanks for your
charity to the waterhead (aka, UTU & BLE) union.  We appreciate you
WAISTING your money!!"  The funny part is just that, I CAN LAUGH IN
YOUR
FACES!!!!!LLLLLLLLLMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 But hey, I love the UTU news letters I still get.  Keep them coming,
they make wonderful fire starters for winter!!!!!LMAO  The federal
gov't is the way to go people!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2010

This is for the coal pier whistle blowers: Get in touch with the U.S.
Coast Guard. Specifically, "The Captain of the Port" for the
Baltimore C.G. Also get in touch with the Fifth Coast Guard District at
Portsmouth Virginia.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2010

I think everyone on here is pathetic.  If you have an issue with CSX and
it's that bad then just leave!!  It seems to me that most of you want
to receive a paycheck and not be held accountable for doing your job!! 
Also, if you have an issue with someone....talk to them about it!!
Don't bitch on some website.  GROW SOME BALLS!!!  No need to
respond....I will not be on here ever again.  This was my first and
last time.  GET A LIFE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2010

Nice website haven't been on here for awhile, now where are the
ble-sucks, and the utu-sucks companion sites...They all follow
suit...Earnings going down, all claims denied, no air on engins(real
safe), some caps set at zero but new attendance policy, management is
clueless, Union dues on the rise for these great agreements we are
voteing in(yeah right). This company is now in the business of bonus,
not railroading. And on and on, I could go on for days, but think of
this.. without the railroad and those of us who do our jobs, there is
no bonus...take care of what takes care of you. Jackasses.... Unions
need to respect their members, and management needs to grow a pair and
learn to think for themselves. We need thinkers not "yes"men. I am
supposed to be led by example, but I only know how to railroad, and
dont understand how a 2 year degree in nothing realative to my job can
lead me, I'm not intrested in your degrees, we are not splitting atoms
here. Stupid litte yellow switch tags, and stickmen..all will get your
job, but what do you get for passing their little test? No praise, no
thanks, nothing positive, you just get to keep your job...woo-hooo,
Sorry for the ramble, and please excuse any of my phonetically
challenged words, and grammer. I just needed to vent...have a CSX
ethnical day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2010

hAy thIss iz fouR al yoU peeopple who post oN CSSX SUkS., DU evverbody a
favor and  LERN TOO SPEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2010

CSX will never get the Harriman award as long as there is a coal pier
operation in Baltimore and Toledo. Tell NS to bring up those two places
and they can rest assured that Ns will always have posession of the
Harriman award for safest railroad. Never mind any other safety issues
in any other division or operation CSX has.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2010

what i meant to say is he gets 10/14 vaca days, but ends up having to
take more than that to get the few days before off to make sure he
won't get called. Isn't there another way for them to do this?

Name: harriman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2010

I think Jack Vierling and Bob Frulla are plants for the NS designed to
keep CSX from winning the coveted Harriman award. Hard to win the gold
when you are getting 3 personal injuries in one day. 

Safety first until its time to good the work done!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2010

IF YOU ARE NOT DESPERATE FOR A JOB AND HAVE EDUCATION, DO YOURSELF A
FAVOR AND TRY TO GET A JOB ELSEWHERE. FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT IS THE WAY TO
GO. THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. I SHOULD HAVE QUIT CSX MY SECOND DAY ON
THE JOB, BUT I STUCK IT OUT FOR TEN WEEKS UNTIL I COULDN'T TAKE THEIR
BULLSHIT ANYMORE. UNSAFE, UNFAIR, RATS AND SCABS............

Name: Should I or Not
E-mail: todatrash@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2010

Ok just got my offer letter and Redi in Sept; Father 35 yrs +, gramps 40
yrs +; great gramps 19 yrs legs were cut off by a car, am I making a
mistake by joining, not desprate for job and have education. Let me
know

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2010

MORE COAL PIER NEWS TO SHARE. AT THE END OF MAY ,8 NEW HIRES WERE SENT
TO THE REDI CENTER OUTSIDE ATLANTA FOR ONE WEEK. GUESS WHAT? FOUR OF
THE EIGHT HAVE QUIT !! THAT'S RIGHT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THE CURTIS
BAY COAL PIER GULAG HAS WON THE, "LET'S SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE QUIT CSX
CONTEST." NOW MIND YOU, THESE ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, WHOSE
BACKGROUNDS AND QUALIFICATIONS WERE THROUGHLY CHECKED OUT. NO DOPERS IN
THIS GROUP. IT'S A REVOLVING DOOR ON STEROIDS. JACKSONVILLE MUST
OBVIOUSLY APPROVE OF THIS, SINCE IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME.
YOU SEE, WHAT YOU HAVE  TO DO IS TAKE DRUGS WITH THE SENIORITY
EMPLOYEES, SO THAT YOU CAN  WORK 16, MAYBE 24 HOURS A DAY JUST LIKE
THEM! IF YOU DON'T OR IF YOU PROTEST, A "TARGET" IS PUT ON YOUR BACK
AND YOU'LL NEVER MAKE YOUR 90 DAY PROBATIONARY PERIOD. THE SUPERVISORS
KNOW WHATS GOING ON THERE. THEY'RE IN ON IT. DON'T MAKE ANY NOISES
ABOUT DRUG TESTING THE RATS AT THE COAL PIER, BECAUSE IF YOU DO,
YOU'LL BE FIRED. THERE IS EVEN A GUY THERE, (HOURLY EMPLOYEE) WHO HAS
A BED AND TV IN AN OLD BUILDING. HE IS MANAGEMENTS DARLING. HE LIVES AT
WORK! HE CAN SLEEP WHILE YOU WORK. I WOULD ESTIMATE THAT AT LEAST 30 TO
50 MEN HAVE QUIT IN THE LAST YEAR. MORE TO COME.................

Name: 
E-mail: flynusmc@aol.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2010

Maybe CSX should call themselves CSWrecks!
God help us all, their track is crap and so is the management!
How Tommorrow Moves my ass!
They could screw up a wet dream!
Im surprised they stay in business!
Good Luck ......
Whatever!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2010

Half the people on this board are trolls. Go read a rule book, then
post.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2010

Is Matt Sanders fired yet for what he did?

Name: New layoff policy is BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2010

ok so if you dont work you dont make money.  Why is CSX doing this
bullshit?  Now it hurts the guys who hardly ever layoff and when an
emergency comes up they either have to use a personal day or vacation. 
WE NEED TO HAVE A SYSTEM WIDE SICK OFF!!!!! fuck the union...they wont
do shit about it so we should.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2010

CSX HAS A COAL, IRON ORE,AND ROAD SALT OPERATION AT IT'S CHESAPEAKE
PIERS FACILITY IN CURTIS BAY MARYLAND. THEY LOAD AND UNLOAD SHIPS AND
BARGES. THE PLACE IS A VIRTUAL VIDEO CAMERA SURVIELLENCE HELL FOR
EMPLOYEES. THERE ARE CAMERAS IN THE LUNCH ROOM AND THE SMALL ROOM WHERE
TWO REFRIGERATORS AND THREE MICROWAVE OVENS ARE LOCATED. YOU ARE
REQUIRED TO WORK EVERY WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY AT STRAIGHT TIME, IF YOU ARE
UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ON SECOND OR THIRD SHIFT. ONE MUST WORK 40
HOURS BEFORE ANY OVERTIME IS PAID. EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO USE A HAND
SCANNER TO CLOCK IN AND OUT, BUT NOT ALL EMPLOYEES. MAINTENANCE OF WAY
DOESN'T HAVE TO USE THE SCANNER. EVERYTHING IS COVERED WITH 100 YEAR
OLD DIRT, EIGHT INCHES DEEP. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A UNION SHOP, BUT THE
SEVERAL UNIONS THAT SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENT CSX EMPLOYEES THERE ARE
PRACTICALLY NON-EXISTANT. MANAGEMENT CAN FORCE YOU TO WORK A DOUBLE
SHIFT AT ANY TIME. IF YOU HAVE ANY DISTANCE TO DRIVE TO GET HOME, AND
BY THE TIME YOU TAKE A SHOWER, YOU MIGHT GET 4 HOURS SLEEP. UNSAFE AND
VERY DANGEROUS TO HAVE EMPLOYEES OPERATE RAIL CAR DUMPERS,LOAD SHIPS
AND BARGES WITH ONLY 4 HOURS SLEEP. RESPONDING TO EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWNS
WITHOUT ADEQUATE REST IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER. SOME EQUIPMENT AND
MACHINERY OPERATE AT 4,160 VOLTS. THERE ARE TWO CLAM BUCKET PIER CRANES
THAT WERE BUILT IN 1951. THEY ARE USED TO UNLOAD IRON ORE AND SALT.
THESE CRANES ARE LITERALLY FALLING APART.RIVETS ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT
WHERE THEY BARELY HOLD THE IRON SUPERSTRUCTURE TOGETHER. THE OPERATOR
SEATS ARE NOT ATTACHED TO THE FLOOR OF THE CONTROL CAB. THESE CRANES
ARE AS TALL AS A 10 STORY BUILDING. MANY OF THE STEPS  USED TO TRAVERSE
SAID CRANES ARE IN VERY POOR CONDITION AND RUSTED THROUGH. THE PROPERTY
IS OVERRUN WITH NON-UNION OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS, WHO EMPLOY ILLEGAL
ALIENS. NO ENGLISH SPOKEN HERE. THE PLACE LOOKS LIKE A THIRD WORLD
COUNTRY. WE ALL KNOW THAT THESE UNFORTUNATE SOULS ARE PAID SLAVE LABOR
WAGES. THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. CSX SUX !!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2010

RE: NoMo
HA! NAAAW I'm not biting!  Remember I mentioned the FRA deposing me?
They took my posts and tried to discredit me. They can't confront me
on issues so they try to discredit me. Didn't work. Think about it!
Why would the FRA want to bring a trouble making idiot to Washington? 
Why would the USDOT Inspector General and the US Department of Justice
be willing to have me lead in a Federal Investigation that resulted in
CSX admitting to fraud againt the people and paying back 5.9 million.
My share for being a Bounty Hunter was 1.18 million not a bad job as he
calls a ^(()^%$# job.  HA! It always make me laugh when these people
claim that my motives are to cause trouble, make money off poor ole
railroads.  DAAAH!  They stole millions and we nailed em. I didn't act
alone but WITH the Federal Government.
I wrote this for newcomers to this site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2010

To Signal Man,
I call most of them Prima Donna's. You have them in a catch 13, they
wiggle, and wiggle, spout crap. then tought the frigging Union?
amazing.

work hard nada, work long yadda. Tough life for most. Old heads
spouting 7 miles ahead to maintain control is hogwash, hiding in the
bushes is hogwash. Testing is real time, most experience banner testing
very seldom. Just enough to keep the Prima Donna's on board.

fireing folks is not on the menu, no company could survive with that
type mentality.

Bottom line... it is just simply very hard to hire a person in dirty
worn out sneekers and make them look good in French Loafers. Heck they
never polish them, they just duct tape them.

Name: signal man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2010

this has got to be a joke.. A big group of conductors and engineers that
have nothing better to do then cry. I am a signalman with CSX and have
never heard anyone cry and bitch as much as you guys. If you dont like
your jobs then quit. It is because of your rule violations and not
paying attention you ever get in trouble. Everytime I have to go to a
meeting with trans I hate it you are a big group of crying bitches.
Also it was a trans person that is making us work extra hard under FRA
and now we have to add PTC because one of you guys in California killed
a bunch of people while texting. Here is a hint, try to go get another
job and see if you get paid 50+K a year to sit on your ass and complain
because a caller runner didnt bring you ice and crew packs.

Name: Tank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2010

took a look at the proposed consolidation that CSX wants to impose. 
Looks like Montgomery and Erwin are really gonna take up the ass.  Also
it is very obvious that CSX is kissing the SCL's ass and wanting to
punish the L&N for voting down the last agreement.  Wow what a great
company to work for.  The L&N local chairmen need to get off there
asses and stop this before shit really hits the fan.  Would like to
hear what everyone else has to say about this horse shit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2010

Did the webmaster forget about this website? Doesn't look like it has
been updated in the longest time. well besides the daily comments that
people post.

Name: Ms danvill
E-mail: Asmo
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2010

Word is Angie smith won her case against Csx . Found Csx guilty on all
counts/sexual harrassment withthanks going too wes knick. Next followed
up by retaliation for daring to report it.. Honor goes to jack Vierling
for firing her . Maybe Csx can sell his black belt in six sigma with
jay fleenors dentures and have enough for attorney fees. Honorable
mention goes to Terry schray and randy hall for nailing down the loose
ends and making sure the jurors had no doubt what a sleazy bunch Csx
has at the hel

Name: JUST FUCKING WORKING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2010

for the working stiff suck ass condickter csx will fuck you up the ass
for kissing ther ass you stupid sob.

Name: jdoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2010

Hey red    240 days to qualify for vacation

Name: red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2010

I've been laid off and just came back to work.  I'm on the road. Does
anyone know how many qualifing days I need for vacation.

I'm hearing 240 or 234 does anyone know for sure.

Thanks

Name: Dr Ruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2010

C&O Joe:

Sounds like to me you may be the one that needs laid. Maybe you and Wes
could do each other since you both seem to be experts on who needs
fucked.

Name: Tank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2010

Friend of CSX worker,

     My wife is pregnant as well and i will be damned if i turn off my
phone.  If i am at work when she calls i will tell her to call the YM
or Train Dispatcher (depending where i am working) one time.  If i dont
get a response in 5 minutes, my ass is off and gone.  They don't want
you to interferer with them making money and your outside life is at
the very bottom of the list of core values

Name: screw csx
E-mail: screwcsx@gofockyourself.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2010

just wanted to say Happy Memorial Day to all Union brothers and sisters.
 As far as CSX goes, YEP, YOU STILL SUCK!!!  Enjoy and happy drinking!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2010

Angie Smith vs. CSX case goes to court in Danville 0900 Tuesday June
1st. Anyone in the area may want to see this show. Come to the court
house and see all your favorite Characters....Frulla, Vierling,
Fleenor, Wes Knick, Randy Hall, Terry Schray and last but not least a
special guest appearance by no other than Gery Williams. Guaranteed to
have more dirt and scandal out in public than an Jerry Springer
episode.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2010

A TM can not fire anyone,All he can do is take a person OOS and hold a
trial & same for a RFE, The trial transcritp is sent to the super or
the GM & they are the ones who make the final outcome on what disipline
action should be taken, But then all of them do sleep in the same bed
most of the time, At least this is what my LC told me and don,t forget
a TM or RFE are at the bottom of the mangement totem pole but as we all
know many of them think they are gods on the rr, IE the suck asses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2010

Carman in Selkirk NY,I am hearing that the FRA is camped out in Waycross
GA. What is going on, Is Matt Carson still employed?

Name: last call...
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2010

Being a drunk is expected,tolerated,encouraged on Huntington Division.
Even several RFE have DUI. Dispatchers also come to work gooned up.
Conductors that are raging alcoholics are tipped off and mark off sick
the day of random testing. And how about Robert Brown at Clifton???Look
up drunk and belligerent...his pictures there....Danville trainmaster
you've found yourself a home...or should I say bar? No need to drink
alone anylonger

Name: Drinky the drunk guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2010

Sounds like you have an alcoholic trainmaster in Danville WV.  In new
orleans they just had a trainmaster fail a breath test.  He had just
got out of rehab for drinking on the job and Angie Averitte was in NOLA
for a couple of days and tipped him off that the nurse was there to test
him.  He just did not come into work.  The next day they were back and
he showed up and the idiot failed the test.  This trainmaster, Joe
Rider also fired more people than anybody there....and he was caught
drinking on the job.  Think about that for a minute.  That whole
terminals officals are the biggest bunch of drunks on the railroad. 
Angie was over saftery for the Atl Division and could not even drive to
work because she had so many DUI's.

Name: worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2010

worlking for CSX is like working for the NAZI's!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2010

Danville, WV- We are not a very big terimanl.  We usually have one
trainsmaster on duty most of the time.  Then we have a trainmaster on
call.  When that trainmaster on call has to come to work for some
reason.  He doesn't show up druck, but he definetley been drinking. 
What do you do when this happens.  They need to random drug test on
their trainmaster who show up to work that have been drinking.

Name: Tank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 May 2010

only been back for less than month after this wonderful company
furloughed me before i could complete training.  Anyways meet all the
train master at my yard the when i got back and all of them said unlike
what the old heads think we are not here to fire you we just want to
make sure your safe.  They went on about how they don't want to do all
the paper work involved in firing someone.  I believed what they said
for about a week.  That is when a job in my yard had a derailment
because two empty flat cars bunched up and derailed.  The same young
train master who told me we was here for us and not here to fire anyone
was so, so, so excited saying " i finally got me one, i have been
looking to fire someone"  These were the exact words from his mouth. 
Never have i seen someone so excited to put a working man on the street
without a care.  What was funny is the investigation proved the crew was
not at fault which made this train master looking even more like a
asshole.  
    If any traim master out there read this, don't fill young guys
like me heads full of shit about how you don't won't fire us. 
Because we all know yall are full of pure shit.

Name: L & N Trainman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 May 2010

have been hearing around my yard that since the L&N voted the new
agreement down and i do mean really voted it down that CSX is trying to
take jobs away from Nashville, Birmingham, and Louisville and give them
to Chattanoga (can't spell it) as some sort of punishment for the NO
vote.  Anyone else heard of this and if so what is going on?

Name: me,me,me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2010

i was at the redi center taking the refresher course and i came off the
ladder.... and i have to go back in 28 days to do this again does
anyone have any advice to help me to train and to pass this once
more??? thanks in advance to all that helped

Name: LMAO!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2010

Thanks for the link to Marcus Calhoun McCants facebook page.  NOMO son
is friends with him!   LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: jsmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2010

These contracts get passed because the Union is in bed with the RR, I
wish we could get rid of these Unions and start are own. We would be
better off being represented by our own people and just hope they dont
get greedy and get bought by the RR.

On another note, Please check your wheels on your locomotives before
departing. I work at a engine house and know through other people that
wheel reports have been doctored, meaning changed to look like they are
good just so they can outshop the unit. If you dont know how to gage
wheels go on the Domino site on the gateway and read the Safe Job
procedure or SMR and I am sure you can get a wheel gage from someone at
a shop. If you wanna stick it to CSX look at your wheels on every unit
in the consist. I have changed all the traction motors on unit because
it derailed. That unit had no buisness being on the rail. I wish I had
thought to write down the unit number but I didnt. Please check your
wheels, supervisors will run units with bad wheels. I found some bad
wheels oneday and the supervisor wouldnt have them cut and said the
unit didnt come in the shop for that so we are not cutting them or
replacing them. I had a supervisor want me to read a wheel with a hand
gage because the electronic gage said it was out of spec. He was trying
to get me to say the wheel was okay and I wouldnt do it. On another
ocassion I was told to go and qualify some bolster pads and if I didnt
pass them he was. Needless to say I didnt qualify them and they dont
ask me to do much anymore because they know I wont sign it off to go
back on the road unless its right. Alot of the othe rmachinist will do
things for them such as sign off on stuff that aint fixed or hasnt been
fixed. I have thought about going to the News and newspaper and squeal
like a pig on there safety practices, things that I have seen and seen
done by others.

Its hard to stop this kind of thing and get someone important to take
notice and do something about it. All this lobbying by CSX is one
problem, who is gonna step on there toes when there pockets are getting
padded.

Name: Danny Lash
E-mail: Tobykieth@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2010

Baltimore terminal sucks ass!!!!

Name: me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2010

when does the montgomery a.w.p get paid next? and do they paid every
week or every two weeks? getting transferd there and would like to know
so i can see when and how to pay my bills ....thanks in advance....and
what is the conductor gurantee pay ??

Name: Be happy in your work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 May 2010

Did you know that=== Todd Novak ===is planing to come back to work , at
collinwood yard . this skum bag was the BLE treasurer in cleveland ,and
was convited for stealing money from his brothers and union people . He
stated all he was doing was using for a while and planed to pay it back
. sounds like every other embeleser , i would like to see what union
local is going to take him back ?????   do not let ====Todd Novak===
back !!!!!!!

Name: jsmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2010

I posted some info on here about several employee having to testify in
front of the Federal Grand jury a week or so ago about the harassament
and intimidation of injured employee. I have heard several indictments
were handed down on CSX, I have looked several times on here to see if
there was any response to the info I posted but there wasnt. I figured
you guys would be happy about some info like this. In 2008 in Waycross
every manager had been fired, demoted or told they had to go somewhere
else. They were caught signing off work packets and working on
locomotives in the ready field(doing 92 day work), so in other words
there were bribing employees with overtime pay to sign off the work. An
employee was injured and they let him sit in the safety office for
almost a year without reporting his injury, threatened to fire him if
he reported, allowed other employees to harrass him and they would not
let him go in the office without an escort. They sent Chuck Arwood to
take over for the plant manager they fired. Chuck would hide in the
parking lot trying to catch people leaving early, he would also try to
enter peoples vehicles. Ethics was called, someone came and took the
DVR storage device for the video cameras because Chuck was caught on it
pulling on door handels of employees vehicles. There were alot of
injuries after Chuck took over, one person was fired because he put the
worng date on the injury report and his friend lied and said he didnt
fall, The guy had to have a disc replaced. CSX is a bad place to work,
I suggest we the employee's hold them accountable by filing complaints
and lawsuits. We need to keep a close eye on management and document
everything and start standing up to them. Someone posted some
information about the RCO operator that was killed on the CSX message
board on Yahoo finance and it was removed.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 April 2010

Those bastards:

    http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=51578

Bar cars make working in Manhattan tolerable, that and a couple of
belts at lunch!

Name: who
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 April 2010

where does the Montgomery awp run ?

Name: jsmith45
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 April 2010

Several employees from Waycross had to testify in front of a Federal
Grand jury two weeks ago. I believe some indictments were handed down
on CSX. All this stems to the harassment and intimidation of injured
employees. One was fired a while back because he put the wrong date on
the injury report and the witness was at fault for his injury and he
lied on the poor guy to save his job. I think the guy that got hurt had
to have a disc replaced in his back. I hope CSX gets what they deserve
from the grand jury.

Name: hs brown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2010

You don,t have to go to wal-mart or micky dees to see how bad they
underpay & treat thier workers, Just talk to a few who work for the rr
shortline non-union scab companys.. They work them 12 hrs a day with no
OT, no benifits, no union, Most of them are payed a wee bit more than
the min wage & thier companys say they are being treated fair & honest
and they can be fired in a whim of a sec with no representation
period.. Not saying csx or ns is any better but its sure better than
working for a shortline scab outfit anyday..

You can bet your life that if the class 1 roads could do what the
shortlines do, They would do it in a instant.

Name: Joe Shit the Ragman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2010

Damn near finally free of this company after 34 years. There were some
really good people I worked with over the years and some real assholes
. To the good guys , I'm gonna miss you all. To the Assholes ....For
your sake I hope I never run into y'all again . I dont like jail 
HAHAHAHA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2010

Never argue with an idiot....people will not be able to tell the
difference.

Name: Democrattic union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2010

WOWA there you right wing morons! Stop the union bashing and take a look
at walmart, home depot and other non union compaines and there scab
records. They like to hire illegal immigrants and teenagers ie no
benifits and low pay. Scab companies have horrible safety records and
even worse customer satisfaction records. Um, unions equal beifits,
good pay, safe working conditions, job protection (unless the UAW
idiots) That is why so many scab companies with the dumb ass
hillbillies from Kentucky and texas are comapny up north to work as
scabs. thats all they know. Down South Republicans dont like safety,
good pay, benifits, dental, workers rights ect so they progressivley
pursue competetive BS among there workers and get them hurt. Please you
get hurt down south on the job for many non union compaines they call
you a pussy while you are trying to find the four fingers you just
lost. The they fire and replace you with another sucker. Hmmm mabey
that is why there are so many un paid hospital bills and people angry
at bars down there?  Workign down South is like being back in the 1920s
period. That is why the last president tried give a lot of money to the
DOL to "bust out" unions and let crooked right wing companies take
over. Lets see----  THEY CLOSE A FACTORY, LAY OFF THE UNION PEOPLE OR
WORKERS, SEND THE FACTORY TO CHINA AND THEN OPEN A DISTIRBUTION CENTER
BACK HERE THEN HIRE MEXICANS FOR CHEAP WITH NO BENIFITS AND SELL BACK
THERE PRODUCTS TO US FOR A HUGE PROFIT?  Ok, get it finaly everyone is
loosing there job while certain lobbyist are playing mind games tryin
to make unions look bad. The last admisstration said that the job
market was good (busheconomics) um, what service industry ie burger
joint and low pay with no benifits.  This is why the republicans wanted
to continue "free trade". This is why it is good to finaly be out from
the control of those hillbilly republicans and there money lobbyist. 
UNION is the only way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Also our sons and daughters
are finding they are growing up in a very bad time that has been
encouraged by the right wing. Think about it, gangs, drugs, violence,
vilolent video games and movies are rappant? Gee who likes this
republicans do becuse  it keeps the kids from wanting make something of
themselves. Our kids either can join the military burger job or jail
thanks to busheconomics period.  The republican party eroded our
constitutional rights all of us for 8 yrs! What a mess.  Thank God for
Democracts! We can get better as a nation and we can heal we just
cannot afford another global republican greed machine.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2010

This may explain it all:

  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36152262/ns/business-washington_post//

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2010

The last of the furloughed in Louisville have been called back.  Also,
13 cut-backs have been marked back up to Engineer. Progress?

Name: Village Idiot
E-mail: tjdsnci@gmail.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2010

"Man—every man—is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of
others;
he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others
nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational
self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the
highest
moral purpose of his life"

this right here is the problem with most T&E employees today...the time
of "Being your brothers keeper" is dead unfortuneatly to many
individuals not enough group loyalty and brotherhood.  

Problem with Unions fellow "brothers" is everyone is out for
themselves.....the company loves that....divide and conquer plays right
into the companies hands....keep up the lack of solidarity there
genius..........

Name: wasted my time with the unions
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 March 2010

Man—every man—is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others;
he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others
nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational
self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest
moral purpose of his life. 

Once you union morons understand this, you will move on with your
lives.

Till then, you will praise Obama, the democrats, and others, that
demean you and your being by accepting the scraps they give you.

Michael Ward understands that!

Honor is self-esteem made visible in action. I am a man who does not
exist for others.

Solidarty my ass!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2010

Here's a load of "Political" rhetoric, union style.

Let's point fingers at each other. Don't be surprised if they don't
sue each other!



'Nuts!' to SMART
 
Were there ever any doubt that the intent of the Sheet Metal Workers
International Association was to accomplish a complete takeover of the
UTU International, its general committees of adjustment, its state
legislative boards and more than 500 locals, that doubt was
extinguished March 25 by SMWIA General President Mike Sullivan.

In letters to UTU International officers and rail carriers, Sullivan
boldly and wrongly asserted he has control of the UTU -- that all
collective bargaining is under his total control and that, under threat
of legal action, all UTU member dues must be remitted to the SMWIA. 

Sullivan, contrary to facts and federal court action, alleges that the
once intended merger of the UTU and the SMWIA to create the Sheet
Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers has been
implemented and that he now is general president of SMART and in total
control. 

In short, Sullivan is attempting a theft of the UTU from its members
and elected officers.

Said UTU International President Mike Futhey in response to Sullivan's
letters (see links at bottom of this article), "Your letters put the
lie to your previous assurances that UTU would control its own
collective bargaining post-merger. Up until now, you have been a wolf
in sheep's clothing regarding the issue. Now the sheep's clothing is
off, and we know you are trying to arrogate [claim or seize] to
yourself the collective bargaining representation of the UTU
membership."

As U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe responded to the Nazi commander
who demanded an American surrender during the Battle of the Bulge --
"Nuts!" -- Futhey similarly responded to Sullivan's demand that
Futhey surrender to Sullivan the keys to the UTU and its treasury.

In his March 25 letters to Futhey, Assistant President Arty Martin,
General Secretary and Treasurer Kim Thompson and National Legislative
Director James Stem, Sullivan demanded that all UTU member dues be
transmitted to the SMWIA.

Sullivan further demanded that no UTU International vice president
assume "authority to represent or act for or in the name of, or incur
or assume any liability, obligation or expense in the name of the [UTU]
or except upon the express direction of and only to the extent
authorized by [Sullivan]."

In separate letters to the National Carriers' Conference Committee
(NCCC) and railroads bargaining under the NCCC umbrella, Sullivan
asserted that he, and SMART, "now represents classes and crafts UTU is
certified to represent under the Railway Labor Act, and that those
carriers must send [to Sullivan, as SMART's general president, all]
UTU dues withheld from wages pursuant to UTU dues check-off
agreements."

Responded Futhey:

"As you know, there has never been a SMART Constitution published, and
under Article II of the merger agreement, a SMART Constitution had to be
approved by the UTU membership prior to the August 2007 UTU Convention.


"UTU members did not approve a SMART Constitution because it never
existed. And a failure to so approve means the merger documents 'shall
be deemed terminated and of no force and effect' under the very terms
of Article II. Other conditions precedent were not fulfilled as well.

"Beyond that, you know that the termination of the [federal district
court litigation in Akron, Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit court litigation
in Cincinnati, have] nothing to do with enforcement of the merger
because SMWIA has a suit pending in Washington, D.C. [before a federal
district court there] to enforce the merger which is in the pleading
stage, and which UTU will vigorously defend. 

"In fact, when UTU sought to transfer that case to [the federal
district court in Akron], your lawyers took great pains to explain to
the court that the SMWIA enforcement case had nothing to do with the
Akron case.

"Moreover, the rail carriers all know of their continuing obligations
under the Railway Labor Act to observe the status quo with respect to
UTU agreements and to 'treat with' UTU as the duly designated
representative of crafts or classes on their properties, and I fully
expect them to fulfill those obligations."

Furthermore, Futhey told Sullivan, "You will be held liable for any
damage caused to the UTU and its membership by your unconscionable
conduct interfering with UTU's representation and dues collection, and
I expect you will cease and desist from such conduct. 

"If you have sent letters to bus and transit companies or districts, I
expect you to cease and desist from that activity as well. And you must
cease and desist from your unauthorized use of the registered UTU
logo."

Click here to read Sullivan's letter to UTU International President
Mike Futhey.

Click here to read President Futhey's response to Sullivan.
 
March 26, 2010

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2010

Claytor, goofy, thats putting it mildly. Ask the guys on the Buffalo &
PITSBURG RR and the Rochester and Southern RR, ask about J. Conser and
the big pay checks these two fools got before Rail America woke up and
got rid of them both..

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2010

Preston Claytor was big goofy kid but he was likeable. I heard something
about after Alaska didn't work out he went to a short line. He didn't
have to work he could live on his trust fund. His ex-wife still lives
in Virginia a nice house on the Chickahominy river.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2010

Claytor then went the short lines route and fucked that up too. Looked
like Wyatt Earp. Ended up with rail america. What a joke

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2010

NoMo

I guess one could consider it seasonal till you get enough seniority to
hold a job year round. We had a TM in Richmond whose father was the CEO
of the NS his last name was Claytor his uncle was president of Amtrak
at one time. He left CSX and bought an excursion line in Alaska which
was definitely seasonal.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2010

Hey RRJ:

I might have even considered going up there had there been more notice,
You mentioned in your post the other day to Union that there is no
seasonal work on the RR. That ad listed "seasonal" as length of
employment.

The CP has a Trans Canada passenger excursion that is also spectacular.
One trip I would like to make is what they call the 
Inside passage, which leaves from Seattle or Vancouver and puts ashore
at Seward.

Now that you're retired, if you're not out busy chasing the girlies
tonight, check out: http://www.wwoz.org/ between 8-11PM your time. If
you enjoy music, you should love this!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2010

NoMo

Not a heck of a lot of advanced notice for Alaska. I remember putting
in for the Alaskan Railroad 25+ years ago also put in to work the
railroad in Australia. We were adventurious back then. But those days
came and went. I recently saw a History Channel show on the Alaskan
Railroad where they use a Vietnam era 105mm cannon to create avalanches
in high risk areas. The riskest job was a high railer who inspected the
track for avalanche conditions. A cow catcher on the locomotive is
called a moose catcher. There was some spectacular scenery.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2010

This was posted yesterday (3/18) on the UTU web site:

   http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=51153

This is a UTU represented position...it opened on 2/24 and closes on 
3/22. Had the poster taken time to read the announcement, they
would've seen that prior to the closing date the applicant must submit
a copy of their driving history for the last 3 years, which means they
must get a certified copy from the state(s) they resided
in.

Now, I don't know about all states but in Alabama you write the DPS in
Montgomery and send along a check for $5.00 and if you're lucky, you
may get it back within 10 days. Even if they faxed it back to you, it
would too late to meet the deadline.

If that's not being asleep at the wheel, I don't know what is!

The UTU working for you!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2010

Ahhh...life is so much less stressful down here!

Name: MadMan
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2010

Another Wonderful Day on the Baltimore Division!

CENTER CITY - March 9, 2010 (WPVI) -- A derailed train car fell as it
was being lifted, and the Action Cam caught it on video.

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When more than 2 million pounds of churning metal tries to come to a
screeching halt, something has to give, and the train derailed Monday
night just after 10 p.m. at 23rd and Race streets in Center City
Philadelphia.

Michael Fischette lives along the tracks and watched as the conductor
tried to keep the train on the tracks.

Crews spent the morning trying to get the cars back on the rail and
clear the scene. They had a minor setback when one car toppled over.
But they got the job done a few hours later.

VIDEO: One of the cars slipped and fell onto its side during efforts to
get it back on the tracks Tuesday morning, and Action News cameras were
rolling as it happened.

There were no hazardous materials aboard any of the 5 cars that
derailed. CSX teams had the train repaired and back on its way by
noon.

The rail lines are used solely for freight trains and the derailment is
not affecting commuter trains.

Fire officials say there are no injuries and no hazardous material
involved.

The cause of the derailment still under investigation.

(Copyright ©2010 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Name: steve
E-mail: hmstoo@hotmail
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2010

Hey Skippi! I started with CSX in the 70s and quit in the 90s.
Retirement age was changed when Regan was in office. I wasn't eligible
for full benefits until I was 66 & 9 months.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2010

Name: RAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2010

Yea about train di,s many times i would get a right away EMEGENCY call
usualy in the early am hours for a recrew only to sit on that train
for
12+ hrs never turning a wheel and getting another re-crew for us,Some
of
those di,s & movement directors must have had their heads up their
arses
then the rr blames the men for all that wastefull OT. 4 main tracks &
they could not move a train 20 miles to me that is assinine but it
sure
payed off on our pay checks, What other company would pay people big
bucks for doing nothing???

A lot of my non railroad friends did not believe me when i told them
stuff like this and many would say i was making it all up just to get
attention.... All i can say is i never dreamed there was a job like
that untill i hired out on the rr.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Come on RAD-- (Many times) is really one time. It happens every day
everywhere. 
Train called crew show's up moves and some one derails. 
Trucker show's up and the truck won't start.
Wife opens the Freezer and it stops running.
Phone rings, and goes dead Battery.
Car starts, and run's out of gas.
If you are really lucky they will dead head you both way's next
trip.Bet they do not, but always possible because that is the way
business run's
Jeez get a life. Stuff Happens and no human alive can make sure it does
not continue, so get off the callers they are not the problem, they are
just the messengers.

Name: RAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2010

Yea about train di,s many times i would get a right away EMEGENCY call
usualy in the early am hours for a recrew only to sit on that train for
12+ hrs never turning a wheel and getting another re-crew for us,Some of
those di,s & movement directors must have had their heads up their arses
then the rr blames the men for all that wastefull OT. 4 main tracks &
they could not move a train 20 miles to me that is assinine but it sure
payed off on our pay checks, What other company would pay people big
bucks for doing nothing???

A lot of my non railroad friends did not believe me when i told them
stuff like this and many would say i was making it all up just to get
attention.... All i can say is i never dreamed there was a job like
that untill i hired out on the rr.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2010

Conrail TD's. I remember them all to well leaving the C&O Walbridge
Yard on a coal drag to the piers a 20 mile trip. First stop was in 6
miles the Conrail diamond. We would wait 3-4 hours to get across it
just about every trip. Then like a blur a short arse train running
60mph would go past. We didn't have direct communications by radio
like today and ringing them up on a call box was just a formality to
appease the delay report. After that was the N&W diamond it wasn't as
bad as Conrail but it was a pain to cut 2-3 crossings.

Name: Jesus Nomo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 March 2010

LOL!  Nomo said this.......

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2010

Hey Con 1-10:

Lets get one thing straight...first I'm not your buddy. Secondly, at
28 your not old enough to know the difference between shit and
shinola.


If you've been in furlough status for four years, why would you hang
around the crew room and make yourself mad by watching the old heads
tally their earning statements? Or better yet, why haven't you taken
a
transfer...I'm sure they have been offered.

Why are the "young guys" suffering to feed their family? Perhaps you
can favor all of us by telling us what kind of trucks they drive and
how they live. The old heads can drive those trucks because their
families are grown and hopefully off their dole, their houses are paid
for. Their expenses are less than a young man with a family.

Life is full of choices...you can save and invest money now or you can
spend it on impressing your friends. Make the wrong choice now and
you'll regret it later.

Any one under 30 has never seen truly tough times. Times are tough and
will get tougher before they get better, sounds like the regrets are
starting.

By the way, I have a '01 GMC Yukon and a '99 MB ML450 and the money
I've saved on notes, insurance and tags will pay for a nice extended
family vacation in Europe this summer or buy one of my Grandchildren a
P.A.C.T. contract which will pay for their college education.

Like I said, it's their money and they can spend it however they want
to. If they are suffering however, do you think it might be because of
the choices they made?







What he failed to add is that he is full of shit and that he was
selling his furniture to his step son not that long ago.  The step son
that still works for railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2010

I will title this CLUELESS CONDR...Dispr what are we here for?  A bus,
submarine, or train....DUH

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2010

Hey Loco 10-20:

Danny Spencer going back on his seniority might be like a ex-cop going
to prison for raping a child!

Name: rel'd women of B'ham
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2010

Great news everyone,          yeah!!!!!yeah!!!!!!heah!!!!!    
  Danny Spencer has been fired as a CSX officer,  the days of fucking
with peoples wifes, chickenshit failures, lying to everyone, stepping
on toes has finally caught up with old Danny. Too bad he did'nt get
fired completely. Would have been nice to have seen his seniority taken
away so he could see what it feels like to be on the other end of things
for a change. Ever heard of 'Karma' Danny? well you finally got yours.

Name: ch bell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2010

I will title this DUMB DISPATCHERS. When i hired on conrail we had a sub
div known as the cleveland line from that ran from allince ohio to
cleveland and was in charge by the di,s in cleveland ohio, we called it
the towers, But any way conrail would always give TV trains high
preference, Ie hot shots esp on ex prr lines, but when you got on that
50 mile cleveland sub div it became a living nightmare, Those di,s in
cleveland would put ore train drags in front of tv trains very often
and one day i was on a tv train and we got to rave tower and by dam the
operator had us back into a fuckin siding to let a ore drag pass us, Ie
we had the 60 mph train per say then as you might suspect we had to
follow the ore drag all the way to cleveland and every signal stop &
proceed, Well i was just a newbee at the time and i asked my hogger
about this stupid shit and he said get used to it kid they do this all
the time on what they called thier railroad, My hogger also said they
do it becasue they do not like crews who are from the ex prr so they
will jack your chain when they get the chance, Don,t know if that was
true but it sure seemed like it to me as those cleveland di,s would get
very cocky with you on the radio, i mean it was conrail and they would
call us p company men right on the radio and the ex nyc crew
dispatchers at collinwood would call us that name too.

But what was funny about that cleveland sub div they had rave tower and
we would call it the phantom tower as you never knew if was going to be
open or closed, it was listed as a part time tower open 1st & 2nd trick
and many times you would come to it at 3 am and a operator was in there,
I mean they at least should have put that in a bulltin, but yea they did
odd things on that cleveland dub div i guess it was thier own lil world
and they sure did know how to fuck up train movements, No wonder why
the NYC went bankrupt a bunch of a holes who could not run a ho train
set let alone the real thing.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2010

This is my kind of Chimp...I wonder if he ever worked for the railroad?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35602234/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Name: averagejoe
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2010

still furloughed cubby

your probalby right about hearing about csx starting to hire again
while they have people furloughed.
the union does nothing about it though becuase once you are hired you
have to join the union or face bieng fired so yes i have said it once
and will say it again the union cares for itself
as long as they get thier dues they dont care where i