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

Name: 
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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?----
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WHAT IS THE NSTB? just asking

Name: 
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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
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....

Name: Laughing 
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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: 
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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
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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 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Our N.S management has destroyed this company..

Name: Fact 
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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: 
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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
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Beat you     Not   "Up"

Name: Crazy RAILROADER
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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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: 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras?

Name: Fact
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division.
He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager
( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..

Name: Sad place
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for.
I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us.
Selling our claims for $1.?? On the day. Lovin life..

Name: Goob
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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
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2014

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

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2014

To Collinwood Mad Shitter:

Why do you still post that garbage?  That guy hasn't been around in
years for anybody who doesn't know him.

There are more important issues out here than peoples personal
grudges.

Get a life already!

Name: Lovin life
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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
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand
this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point
across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT
THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....

Name: 
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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
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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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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 it comes from csx
can hire and furlough as much as they want as long as a certian number
of each respective union members are forced to pay dues the unions dont
care just like the company as long as they get thiers.
people bitch about csx and god knows i do too i dont even work their
used to be a dream but i am a very astute young man and after carefull
reading i came up with what i just said.
as long as the unions get thiers what the hell ever to the members now
im not saying do away with the unions im just saying as long as there
is enough members in service for the unions to still be profitable
there will be no change for the better of the working class men, no
strikes, no arguments hell it seems like anymore you feel lucky to have
the chance to sacrafice a finger to save a arm so i ask all of you is
that the meaning of a union
give them a little to sacrafice livelyhood what happens when we run out
of fingers then they take the arm and we feel lucky they didnt take the
other arm guys there isnt an end im not asking for answers just trying
to see if you can see where im coming from im likel the control i look
on from the outside read the contracts and weigh the options and the
options are as i just stated

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2010

Please Read  if cut back or flowed back                                 
      Open enrollment begins November 1 for BLET Short Term Disability
plan 
CLEVELAND, November 2 — Open Enrollment for 2010 under the BLET’s Short
Term Disability insurance begins on November 1, 2009, and runs through
December 15, 2009. 

If you are a locomotive engineer working on a railroad that
participated in the Wage Rules portion of the national agreement dated
December 16, 2003, your coverage under Part A (described below) of the
BLET Short Term Disability Plan will automatically continue. 

Last year, if you opted out of Part B coverage (also described below),
then you can opt back in during this enrollment period. If you
currently participate and wish to opt out of Part B coverage, you can
also do so during this enrollment period. 

Part A — Non-Occupational Disabilities

Effective January 1, 2010, there will be no changes to Part A coverage:


• Your eligibility and $40 premium is submitted by the railroad on a
monthly basis.
• Part A pays $402 per week for non-occupational disabilities only. 
• Occupational disabilities are not covered. 
• Each eligible member is insured for $50,000 of Accidental Death and
Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. 

Part B – Occupational Disabilities

Effective January 1, 2010 there will be no changes to Part B coverage:

• Part B is voluntary. Participation in this additional occupational
coverage is not required. 

• The weekly benefit for occupational disabilities is $402 per week. 

• Each eligible member is insured for $50,000 of AD&D coverage. 

• The benefit is not subject to repayment upon receipt of a FELA
settlement (no repayment after a personal injury settlement).

• The benefit is not considered taxable income.

• The cost is $23 per month and will be payroll deducted with your
monthly union dues.

NOTE: UTU members working as engineers are eligible for Part A and may
purchase Part B coverage by making an annual payment of $276 to the
BLET Trust Fund.
**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
IMPORTANT:

• Eligibility for Part B is dependent on your eligibility for Part A.
In order to be eligible for Part A, you must have** ****seven starts in
a month with one start as an engineer.************
If you are furloughed to train service and become ineligible for Part A
coverage, you must notify the Secretary-Treasurer of your local division
immediately. At that time, you have three options: 

1. Continue coverage of Part A and Part B by paying $40 directly to the
BLET Trust Fund by the 10th of the month and continuing payroll
deduction of $23 for Part B. Coverage may only be continued for six
months under this option. If you choose this option, you will need to
contact the Plan Administrator (information below) for additional
instructions.

2. Discontinue coverage of Part B temporarily until you return to
engineer status and become eligible for Part A. An engineer, who loses
Part A coverage due to no fault of his own, may resume coverage for
Part B once he returns to engineer status and becomes eligible for Part
A. You must keep the Secretary-Treasurer of you local division informed
of your status.

3. OPT-OUT of Part B by completing an OPT-OUT form. If you choose to
opt-out of Part B, you may only resume coverage during a subsequent
annual enrollment period.
If you currently do NOT participate and choose to do nothing, you will
continue to be only eligible for Part A coverage. 

• If you currently do NOT participate and would like to sign-up for
Part B coverage during this open enrollment period, or if you do
currently participate and would like to opt-out of Part B coverage, you
must notify the Secretary-Treasurer of your local division by completing
and returning the attached form by December 15, 2009. Your election will
become effective on January 1, 2010.

• Members who OPT-OUT of Part B coverage effective January 1, 2010,
will not be eligible to enroll for the coverage until the next annual
enrollment period.

Anyone with questions can contact Jim Bradford, BLET Short Term
Disability Administrator, at (216) 241-2630, ext. 205, or email:
Bradford @ble-t.org. 

A copy of the opt-in/opt-out form is available below: 
http://www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/STD-opt-inout.pdf



d  if cut-back or flowed-back

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2010

CSX pays for their lodging/meals for 30 days on a transfer. Plus with
the $10,000 bonus by the time they get qualified part of it will be
doled out enough to rent a place. How can someone go wrong with a deal
like that it makes the move a lot easier. It's better than being
furloughed waiting for unemployment to run out.

Name: Wildman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2010

Before you get to Baltimore contact a realestate agent and get a line on
some apartments big enough to hold your family and close enough to get
to work without much hassle.
Talk to the people you're working with to figure out what
neighborhoods to avoid and even a few might have rentals you would be
interested in.
Bring warm clothes!!!
It might be better to go by yourself until you get situated and bring
the family along later.It'll be a lot less stressful on you AND them
if they are comfortable at home and you ain't wondering if they're
safe while you're away.

Best wishes and good luck.

Name: moving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 February 2010

i being transfed to baltimore in the next 2 weeks does anyone have any
advice, or know anything about baltimore work conditions?   PLEASE help
...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2010

hey loco 30+ plus years you are right about the ns contract . CSX wants
this bid system bad , if we vote this down they will want to go back to
the table . The younger men need to realize the bid system will cut 10%
of the work force , so back on the street you go.

Name: me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2010

just got the call to move to baltimore from florida panhandle is b-more
working or being sent home ? please let me know i will be moving my
wife and five kids to a new place and i need to be working...thanks in
advance............

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2010

NoMo you are 100% correct.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2010

That's right No Mo if u make over your guarantee . Last half I did beat
my guarantee but this half I'm not , so if this contact passes and I 
need off for a emergency I loose my Guarentee. Plus a 6% pay raise over
a 5 year period that starts 2012 ; if u get in trouble (not only stayin
marked up) you loose your stocks ! We don't even get a bonus until
2013 !!

Name: JOSHUA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2010

VOTE THE CONTRACT DOWN!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2010

The Mid Atlantic seniority agreement is just CSX way of incorporating
the former Conrail into the single system agreement. Did you really
think 25% of CSX was going to stay independent? With the UTU single
system agreement it' a double whammy for CSX. I certianly hope it is
dove-tailed seniority especially when CSX is changing home/away from
home terminal locations, closing yards ect...no one is safe. One thing
is a definite it'll be a big headache for the LC's and GC's. We went
through a yard consolidation incorporating 3 former railroads into one
consolidated yard roster. It's been over 10 years an it's still not
straightened out. When you have 3 LC's and 3 GC's fighting CSX loves
it. CSX will pit everyone against each other.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2010

What was the yardmaster suppose to do when ya'll informed him about a
derailment? Maybe you should of waited the 10 minutes to try and
rerail. Once he's notified does a really have any other option? I
don't consider his actions being a snitch he was doing his job. Years
ago we use to rerail cars if we could only took a few tye butts and a
lot of patience. It was in industries where the tracks were in bad
shape. A mainline or yard is different. What if the rail became out of
gauge? The next train comes in not knowing and derails. Who's fault
would it be? I know blame the engineer. Funny that's a typical
conductor/yard foreman response. With so many being under trained then
promoted to engineer and conductor those with experience need to
compensate for their inexperience. If the engineer already had a
reputation as being incompetent then the crew should of known better.
Hell, I've had yard foreman/conductors complain because I didn't stop
close enough for them in the clear. Darn they had to walk 2 extra car
lengths. That's when being an engineer it's my call not theirs to
make. If you knew he wasn't stopping in a proper manner then it's
your fault. As a few incompetent conductors/yard foreman have told me
their in charge. So then don't pass the buck.

Name: RAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2010

I found out never to trust anyone on the rr as one day our hogger ran a
derail and derailed the front truck, well me and the conductor got it
rerailed took us a good hour, 10 min after we got done the asst super
showed up in the yard office, He made a comment, looks like the 2 of
you have been crawling under a engine and that was the end of it,, I
later found out that when it happened the YM got on the phone and
turned us in for derailing the engine and i thought he was a nice guy,
Just a fuckin snitch like many railroaders are, I should have suspected
something fishy for the asst super to show up in a small yard at 9 pm at
night, Don,t trust no one on the rr as they will stab ya in the back
just to make a few points with the officals, I got a better name for
em,SUCK ASS SOB,S

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 February 2010

What happened up in N.Y was a tragic event.  The fact that Jared's
co-workers did nothing is also tragic.  I remember specifically a
conductor who came on here and claimed that the trainmaster ordered him
to perform something unsafe after Jared said he needed assistance.  He
then went on to change a knuckle and apparently triggered the remote
switch when doing so and killed himself.  It is sad where we live in a
society today where everyone is too fucking scared to speak up for what
is wrong and stand up for what is right.  You guys up in Selkirk should
have done something along time ago if the story you tell is true.  Or
maybe the company threatened everyone up there and told you all to keep
your mouths shut or else.  Either way, it shows their tactics will never
stop unless guys finally take a stand.

Name: nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2010

In response to NO MO comment in all actuality where were all the 30+
year conductors when Jared died??? Oh I'm sorry they had to get that
trip into Buffalo,Right?? BIG MONEY for  nothing,let's all look back
and see who was at the wake?,funeral? oh again I have to go to Buffalo
one more time for my big fat fucking paycheck,you say you stick behind
selkirk, all you think about is yourself and your greedy fucking 1 on 1
and I hope this new contract sells your asses down the road,you bitch
and complain how you should get things but yet you never show up for a
Union Meeting at all but you call your Local Rep when your tit is in a
ringer how ironic is that?? FUCKING CUNTS-NO BALLS WHATSOEVER

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2010

Hey Selkirk Con.:

Sure they will...just like they did after Jared Boehlke died!

Name: selkirk conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 February 2010

I know talks of what is going on in Selkirk with this Mid Atlantic
Senority agreement the company wants,if Selkirk does not get the
senority dovetailed in ,the boys in Selkirk are gonna fuck the company
in the ground.

Name: David
E-mail: truepath2000@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2010

Hello, I just wanted to submit my story.

I went through the management trainee program. I got great reports from
all the facilities I trained at. I wanted to work for CSX, family
reasons, since I was a child. when I got my first assignment I was
told, by the shop manager, that he did not like "my kind" and that he
"would find a reason to terminate me." I am of Native American decent,
I am very proud of my heritage. I went to HR, my supervisor in the
program and the district mechanical manager all to no avail. Now I will
not lead this story astray, I made mistakes at the shop. I asked many of
the other managers and shop managers I had spent time with and was
informed that the mistakes were rookie mistakes, no big deal.
I had my dream stolen from me. During orientation we were told that we
were the future of the company. That we should not be afraid to make
mistakes, that was why we were in training, that our first assignment
woulde still be under the trainee program. 
I miss my career. I have been trying to clear this up, through internal
channels, for quite some time now. The vast majority of people I met
were wonderful, ethical and followed both the mission statement and
core values.
Thank you all for your time.

Name: David
E-mail: truepath2000@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2010

Hello, I just wanted to submit my story.

I went through the management trainee program. I got great reports from
all the facilities I trained at. I wanted to work for CSX, family
reasons, since I was a child. when I got my first assignment I was
told, by the shop manager, that he did not like "my kind" and that he
"would find a reason to terminate me." I am of Native American decent,
I am very proud of my heritage. I went to HR, my supervisor in the
program and the district mechanical manager all to no avail. Now I will
not lead this story astray, I made mistakes at the shop. I asked many of
the other managers and shop managers I had spent time with and was
informed that the mistakes were rookie mistakes, no big deal.
I had my dream stolen from me. During orientation we were told that we
were the future of the company. That we should not be afraid to make
mistakes, that was why we were in training, that our first assignment
woulde still be under the trainee program. 
I miss my career. I have been trying to clear this up, through internal
channels, for quite some time now. The vast majority of people I met
were wonderful, ethical and followed both the mission statement and
core values.
Thank you all for your time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2010

I remember the same situation. Lite engines and a red board. I knew were
were not going to stop, tooooo late then. However we did stop and I
jumped off to see if we had passed the insulated joint and the front
wheels were a mere inch on the correct side. Engineer was just laughing
his ass off. He had to back up to see the signal, never phased him at
all. amazing

Name: FY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2010

All i know is when i hired on, IE no conductor schools, Ie on the job
training for all crafts, TM,S& RFE,S came from the ranks usualy older
guys who had hand on experince in rr operations as T&E,They worked with
us, we did them favors and they did us favors too, minor derailments
running switches that kind of chickin shit stuff never went to the
supers office, I mean you really had to fuck up bad to get called for a
formal investagation, Now we have all these colledge punk suck asses who
will fire you for anything,Back then only a few yrs ago before these
fucked up mega mergers, we could talk to rr officals like a man with
understanding from both sides of the fence, But now its only one way,
Their way and its a fucked up way and they wonder why everyone is out
to shaft them, These rr officals today have no heart or compassion
period, They all want to be at the top of the corprate ladder,, GOOD
LUCK SUCK ASSES as i will screw your company out of money every chance
i get and i will fell good about it too. By dam i thought it was bad in
the military but these assholes got them beat fer say.

Just to show you a thing back only a few yrs ago i was on a lite engine
and we ran a red board and ran the switch too, The hogger got 15 days on
paper and i got 5 days on paper, no trial no nothing just on our record,
do that today and your on the street for a long time and the only reason
we got the paper time is because we ran the electric switch and fucked
the thing all up,If we had just only ran the red board that would have
been coverd up very easy. ENOUGH SAID.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2010

Retired, 
Thanks man you hit all of the points.

Name: retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2010

To the condr that father worked in the 70;s and 80;s. you need to look
at his time also for back then we worked 16hrs a day d.h. didnot count
against this at all you should know if you live at home with him  he
was on the road he never was at home hardly any. in today no one puts
in the hrs your father put in everyone wants something for nothing.The
pay back then was good but the biggest thing we had in our favor was no
harrasement and the r.r. was not trying to run us off everyday you went
to work. the trainmaster and roadforeman and even the higher up
officials was out to help us not fire us. Time has changed and it is
not for the better the unions was out to help its members no so today
they are out for themselves.things will not get better untill all the
r.r.employees join together into one union the u t u has sold or give
away everything that we worked for back in the 60;s and 70;s. I was a u
t u member for over 40 years sorry to say my last 15years of dues went
for nothing good.the engineers may not be the best of the unions but
you have no choice but join together get something done together not
working against each other since one day everyone working will be in
engine service any way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 January 2010

for the work we do.........they don t pay nearly enough........my father
worked back in the 70s and 80s and his pay print outs are almost
identical to mine.....this is bullshit.....no ceo in this country
should make 20 million dollars on a bonus....its totally insane....he
shouldn t even show his face.....20 million thats on top of his
salary....this country and this company are corrupted....it makes
employees like me and thousands of other furious.......PAY UP
CSX..........PAY US FOR WHAT WE DO......HOW WE LIVE.....who would
supply are country with supplies....give us a bonus we diserve it...or
split that 20 million  dollars up that you gave our ceo.....

Name: Jsmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2010

I am in the process of writing a book about CSX and there so called
safety policy, the harassment and intimidation and all the horror
stories of how they have treated employees. If you guys want to share
your stories feel free to email me at jsmith14449@yahoo.com. I only
want true stories, not hear say or rumors. Need to be factual
information. I promise you your name will not be mentioned anywhere,You
dont even have to leave your name. If you setup a private email all I
ask is that you check it later on to see If I contacted you with any
questions.
I wonder how much trouble I will get in by writing the book, I really
dont care they can sue me if they want I dont have anything to lose, I
had to have surgery and a month later they fired me.

Please Email with your stories of this stinking company

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2010

Hey Other:

You forgot to tell us where you live!

Damn right...it was cold, 13 straight days below freezing(at night).

Just left my Beer on the porch...spent a lot of time outside raking
dirt.

Life is good...don't let it pass you by!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2010

It was so much fun watching the weather last week, As GLOBAL WARMING
grabbed them in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia. Dang hope they
have a little sun tan lotion for all of that heat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2010

Unions Call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases
http://www.truthout.org/unions-call-science-based-reductions-greenhouse-gases56133

http://www.ageofstupid.net/

I'm sure that a few people will kick and scream over this. Bear in
mind: Green jobs sound like a good alternative to no jobs. RCOs and
one-man crews are the REAL threats to our jobs. If the
carriers/unions/politicians/media keep you scared about something
that's not a real threat, you'll wake up one day filling out an
application at mall-wart and have no idea why.

It amazes me how successfully the media has turned labor against
itself. As a whole, we keep pointing our fingers at phantoms (blacks,
jews, chinese, mexicans, environmentalists, etc) while the rich white
guys behind the curtain are screwing us non-stop and laughing out loud.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 January 2010

Here's a video of that UP train out of Dallas/Fort Worth.

      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=90d_1263231280

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2010

Here's one...I know there are several readers that know his music!

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lab_S3Ix8x8

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2010

I'm glad I didn't have to walk this baby...probably had high green all
the way to Long Beach!

    http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=50337

Name: Larry P.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2010

I hired on the Penn Central's Canada Division in 1975.When Conrail took
over in 76 they dried our Division up and then screwed us over good on
our pensions.Our contract agreement was 2$ in from the Co. for every $1
in by the employee,IN LIEU OF WAGES.That means the $2 from Conrail was
the employees money.Conrail found a loophole in US tax rules enabling
them to exclude Canadian employees from the RRB pension.Conrail then
ran with our cash and  sold the Division to CP/CN.I work for CP now.In
34 yrs I've worked for 4 different roads and never left the yard ,and
take it from me.THEY ARE ALL THE SAME...We are just numbers and
liabilities,and they can't wait to hit that DELETE button on EVERY ONE
OF US.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2010

I just love it when the news media screws up!

     http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=50272

That's an CN/IC line, inbound to Mobile with some UP power. The UTU
picked up the story off the wire and posted it...you would think the
union would know whose line it is. I guess not...that might be asking
too much!

Name: averagejoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2010

you know what i agree most people on the rr are related and loved ones
do get hired over more qualified people i had 2 intervues 1 the shop
forman and his bitch was there to hand pick the people for the supposed
recruiter a nigger who looked down on me while hiring his masstas white
kin folk 
the second time no formen or anything only recruiters got the job that
was over a year ago and still no word it was really embarissing for the
first 6 months or so explaining to people why i wasnt at the rr yet
so yes they do hire family for jobs that are for sure but they dont
give a hoot about the imaginary jobs or the ones they know pple will be
laid off from shortly 
so unless you were military or have high pull
if you get a job there my observation is your bieng played as a fool
or fucked from the get go

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2010

CSX may suck but I bet its not nearly is bad as a short line! Quit
bitching and go to work.
  Remember: Winning an argument on the internet is like winning at the
Special Olympics - Even if you win, you're still retarded.
Waldo,
Conductor/engineer

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2009

We read your post already in one section. It isn't necessary to post it
in all sections.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2009

If any of you believe your jobs are coming back, or new jobs will be
created, your head is in the land of OZ. 

I personally don't and won't do anything for CSX unless I am
expicitly told to do so. An example, I am told to walk to my engine and
inspect it. Fine, No one can tell me how fast to walk. No one can tell
me how to inspect my engine or the time limit to do it in. Paperwork?
Broken pens, or the inspection forms not on the engine? I could care
less. I call the yardie.......let him tell me where and how to get a
pen or inspection forms. More time to relax. If I am relaxing, I can't
get hurt. Oh, unless one of the many idiots that work here flat switch a
car down into my track. Hard to believe but it does happen in this CSX
yard.

No, just don't care anymore. Don't care if I run out of time on
single main track. Don't really care if I am late for work. Don't
care if CSX doesn't pay me on time. My union guys will fix that for
me. May take 2 to 3 years (without interest) but I'll get my money. 

Don't care that the radio has static when the dispatcher tries to call
me. I don't move the train one inch until I fully understand what he or
she wants. I am not allowed to use (and will not) my cell phone to move
a train. I just wait X amount of time till the static on the radio
stops.

When I am stopped and a signal pops up.......I wait 2 or 3 minutes
hopefully) to make sure it doesn't drop in front of me. I see a
distant signal, I slow down, don't want that to drop on me either.
It's just safer this way.

Track speed 50mph.....45 is safer. Top restricted speed I operate at is
2 mph, which is very safe. CSX management should be proud of me, that I
am sure of, because I haven't run thru any switches.

All in all I like working here. Sure the hours are horrible,people show
up for work late, in yesterdays clothes, smell like cigarettes teeth not
brushed, but they are elite professionals.

These elite professionals will show off to you and new hires by
dispalying thier ignorance and stupidity of rules, regulations, and RR
operations. But then my union reps or management will talk to the new
hires and correct the problem,,,,,right? Well maybe the union or
management talks to the elite professional and straightens him or her
out.
Yeah, thats what happens where I work. Never seen it personally, but
"they" tell me it has happened. I feel safer when "they" tell me
things like that.

I am kinder to a stray dog, than to any union rep or CSX manager. I
hold both in complete disgust and distrust. Both are liars, and
thieves. What does the BLE do with my dues? Well in thier newsletters,
complete with pictures, they are playing golf, in conference in Las
Vegas, or discussing important union contracts at a nice resort
location......so they can fully concentrate on the matters at hand.

In closing, I,like many of you are nothing more than whores. CSX and
the unions are the pimps.

We get told how long to work. Where to work. How much we will get paid.
How much longer am I going to be a whore? I don't know. I do know it is
getting harder and harder to look at my self in the mirror. 

Are you brave enough to look in the mirror?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas to all my union brothers & sisters who just wanna go to
work, do there job, get paid in a correct manner, and last but not
least...not get hurt.


December 24,   2009.......and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 December 2009

The best thing about being Irish an ex-man and having a understanding
wife at Christmas, is drinking yourself through all 12 day of
Christmas...

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2dCMDNqE5Y

The Conclave starts at 0001 on the 26TH.

Happy Holidays...hic!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2009

Everyone settle down. The UTU and BLET are looking out for our best
interest(s), they don't care about dues, they care about us!

Without the support of these Unions we would be making $8.00 an hour.
Think about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2009

Rad'
Man it just happens, the RR hires a bunch, then a bunch retire. Now at
times they hire a bunch and the last guy to post his position is the
ragdoll. He get's beat to hell for years, looks like that is your
fate. I worked with Firemen that were cut off for 20 years, and came
back as Engineers. Yep worked 1 trip on steam and gone for a life time.
The RR called them back and took very good care of these folks. Many
were toooo old to come back, but the young one's had it made. Hell
they were just lucky, or in reality not very lucky, they spent 20 years
roofing and came back to the best job they ever had running freight on
the right side of the cab.

Name: rad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2009

To locomotive engineer,,,, No i am not a suck ass TM and never will be..
 I am just stating some facts about a class 1 roads and i don,t like it
myself, I have 23 yrs trainman service and to this day i can,t hold a
reg yard job very long, Oh a week or two then someone always bumps me
and i have been furloughed at least 6 times over the past 23 yrs and
believe me if i could retire right now i would be out of here in a eyes
blink, Hope you stick around and get to be # 1 on your roster then you
can pick your job, Only thing you will be at retirement age when that
happens.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2009

what rad are you some kind of cock sucking trainmaster. well if not u
shoukd be fuck off

Name: rad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2009

Get used to it newbees the rr always was and always will be a feast or
famine type of job and if ya don,t like it you can always quit and go
the greener pastures if you can find one.

Name: retired
E-mail: home
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2009

After being retired over two years I received my u t u stick on pin from
the u t u for being a member for over 40 years. well guess what I
returned it to cleveland for in my r.r. career  I  saw the u t u sell
or give everything that they could away .the pin looks like it came
from China anyway.Csx sucks and the higher ups in the utu like Hancock
is doing the sucking.As long as employees stays in csx safety programs
and a few people get paid for doing nothing the csx is going to
continue running people off for bull shit rule violations.If by chance
the r.r. should change then by all means get back in and let a few
people get paid good for doing nothing. P. S. I am sorry  I had  to pay
dues my last 10 years of work for I saw the  u t u go down to low levels
even taking jobs from other crafts have a merry Christmas and a Happy
new year.

Name: averagejoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2009

hey there guys it is the christmas season all times for happiness lol
one year to the day csx told me i have a job but guess what no job the
sad part is that i actually thought i would get a job seeing as my
daddy didnt work for the rr, i wasnt in the military because i couldnt
decide what i wanted to do for myself, or i dont like to suck on big
hard harry jew peckers so to all you semi rich dick merry fuckin
christmas
tell csx to blow me cuase i still wont blow them for a job

Name: JJ Boyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2009

Just found out thet a long time fellow employee at collinwood ohio yard
in cleveland has a snitch . he pretends to be your freind and the rats
you out to the company . Conductor JIM BOYD  may you rot in hell . the
trainmaster are bad ,But you come from behind and stab your brothers in
the back !!!!  You better work in a well lighted area Jimmy boy

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2009

APE 10-20

What yards are left in Walbridge? I started my career there as a
switchmen in 1977 when the auto industry went sour transferred to
Virginia in 1980. Back then we worked Yard D both ends, the east bound,
arrival yard, the hump, westend switcher, skate jobs, plus a lot of
transfers to the piers. Included was Presque Isle & Lakefront docks,
Rossford yard, Fostoria yard, at least 5 locals ect...it was a big
place back then yard extra board was loaded down with at least 100
people. Did Stanley take some work away from Walbridge? Two yards side
by side. At least 3 times a week we made the loop to Stanley when it
was Conrail. Got stuck over there during the '78 blizzard it took over
14 hours after hogging before the C&O (Chessie System) could get us. One
down side back then was every Dec 23rd I got furloughed till March or
April depending upon the winter. First place to get called back to was
Fostoria for about 2-3 weeks working my way back to Walbridge. I liked
working there the reality was it would of taken 10 years seniority or
more to work year round because of winter. When the ships quit hauling
coal an iron ore on Lake Erie that was 35% of our business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 December 2009

Soon to Retire-

Thank you. I wish there were more of you. Especially Walbridge Yard
callers. We (APES) aren't the best of the bunch but there are a few of
us who stay marked up and willing to go that extra mile. I like to think
that I am one of those guys. At least I am available on the weekends.

Anyway, my point. It was nice to hear your side of the story. If you
could elaborate more, I would appreciate it.

Quick question-
Why does the yard extra board slots vary day to day? CMC adds positions
then takes them away. For example, this weekend we had 22 slots. Now
(Wednesday) we have 18. Why?

Anymore you can tell us would be appreciated. Thanks.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2009

The new CSX management team!!!

       http://whitetrash.net/media/media.beer/2/3436

Name: retired
E-mail: home
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2009

To the conductor that heard the work will pick up. this is bull shit for
in my 42 years service I never saw work pick up at the first of the year
for no one taking vacations and if you will notice when work slows down
the people that is marking off is a whole lot less. the first four
months of every year is the slow period of all r.r. more people is
losing jobs every day and the news is everything is getting better but
just look around for yourself and you will see that working people is
really not gettin any help. the working class of people hrs per week is
being cut down every where some is required to take a week vacation
without pay to help the smaller companies out.the rich is getting alone
fine today for the stock market has made a big jump the middle class is
going down to bottom. I hope work does pick up for everyone but donot
bet on it.when you buy anything if  you notice  it is made in china or
mexico. the best part about your job is they cannot move it from
america so hang in there.

Name: sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2009

i have heard that in the start of 2010 , everyone will be back to work.
has anyone heard about this if so please let me know .....

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2009

Dear All- 

I post this link for your consideration and comment:
http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/legal-news-announcements/18954-bringing-light-sense-dlc-process.html

Take Care & Be Safe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2009

ZOMG Tony Ingram is retiring at the end of december

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2009

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2009

Hey Other:

"Furthermore were does your sense of entitlement come from? What are
you owed?"

Let me see..."The Great Society" perhaps you're old enough to
remember? Welfare, food stamps, public housing, Social Security, WIC,
aid to dependent children, unemployment insurance and the list goes on
and on.

Although most of these programs existed before 1964, they were all
greatly expanded after Johnson's reforms and the advent of the
"Great
Society". 

Everyone over the age of 45, two maybe three generations, is a child
of
the "Great Society", that's a huge percentage of the U.S.
population.
Money talks and bullshit walks, so as long as there are politicians
there will be entitlement programs. They may ebb and flow depending on
which party is in power but like taxes entitlements are here to stay!

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

Oh you are so correct with the above statement, and to that we are a
demon of our own creation, and only getting worse in today’s society of
me first and something for nothing.  No one has a good work ethic
anymore and this was created by all of us who tried to provide for our
families better than was provided for us! 

With all the programs that you mentioned above you as well as every one
else are entitled to but, with that being said in the private work force
what are you entitled to? Like I said before a paycheck?  That’s it! 

I have had a pretty fortunate life provided by myself doing what is
expected of me by myself and my family. This has been passed on to my
children as well to create a sense of ownership in there future knowing
that no one else is going to do it for you, so don’t expect it.  Sadly
this is not the case in today’s times everyone from GM to my neibores 
are looking for handouts.  This has taken all of the accountability and
responsibility out of the decisions we make making it easier to blame
someone else when we fail. I sorry I don’t by it. All this attitude
does is allow some one else to pay for your mistakes. 

This also confirms my last post but because I speak of accountability
and responsibility I could not possibly be right, it’s always some one
else fault that you did something wrong or the decisions you made
didn’t work the way you planned… Its time people stand up and are
accounted for… and stop crying about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2009

Are you all really this pathetic? If you hate CSX this much really make
a statement and quit.  No; that’s what I thought just a bunch of
cowards bitching about a company that you work for, imagine that. 

I might not be seeing the whole picture here but I know enough about
unionized work forces to know that you have it very well if you still
have a paycheck in this economy were layoffs and furloughs are the norm
these days.  

Furthermore were does your sense of entitlement come from? What are you
owed?  I don’t work in your industry but a very similar field, were
safety and on the job awareness is of the utmost importance, and if not
respected in can have life ending consequences so safety is first and
foremost your responsibility!  With that being said back to my original
questions what are you entitled to? What are you owed? Let me tell you
so you don’t hurt yourselves thinking about it…..It’s a paycheck, its
that simple, if your work your entitled to get paid, that it. 

If your looking for someone to blame, I have an idea, blame yourselves.
If you read this and listen this is true.  When was the last union
meeting you were at?  Do you even know were the meetings are, on what
day and when?  This is how you are to blame, no participation in your
own labor organization and there for your local officers are elected on
a good ol’boys club way of doing things, they are in it for themselves
and only themselves, but you put them in there.  Do you understand how
your General Chairman & Vice General Chairman are elected?  Here’s a
hint by the people who are in the local positions that you elected. Now
these people who are looking out for #1 and that isn’t you have free
rein to put in people just like themselves in the next level the labor
organizations to which you pays dues, oh I almost forgot offices are
probably right next to the companies main offices, correct?  I wonder
why that is, let me tell you because they can! Because you allow it! 
Because of your lack of interest in your own local, were you pay dues
to, were you don’t care what goes on at……..

So back to what started this rant, just resign I am sure that will fix
all of your problems at least with CSX it will. 

No you won’t do that though; why; because they aren’t handing out
60-70K or more a year jobs every day, that’s why! So bitch all you want
to because most of you are just hypocrites coming on here to bitch at
how bad you have it working for this company that gives you a paycheck
so you can provide for yourself and your family.  

That’s right I’m wrong, here’s an idea, if it’s that bad were you are 
get up go look yourself in the mirror and blame him, then get involved
locally and do something about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2009

when are we gonna  stop  fighting  each other?   and start   going 
after  the railroads?  do  you know  you can sue  your officals in
court  for ?  or  make  their personal lives miserable? hey?   they
wanna fuck with your job and your  family ?  lets start fucking with
them?  do it in a way no one will ever know? catch them in any act? go
after them in your off time? dont stalk them  but? well you get the
idea ? you guys that are  apes better wake up? officials are not your
buddies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2009

your railroad is awful and i hope the stock holders rebel

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2009

Why stick around after being snubbed by Buffett? The big dream must be
over :(

Chairman, President & CEO of CSX Corp. (CSX) Michael J Ward sells
100,000 shares of CSX on 11/17/2009 at an average price of $49.75 a
share. 

http://www.gurufocus.com/news.php?id=76625

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Name: US Justice Department
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2009

The following article is proof that millions of dollars in FELA
(Railroad employee injury claim) do NOT go to the injured railroad
worker - they go to GREASE THE GREEDY PALMS of the Unions, Railroads,
and lawyers around the country. 

This is just the tip of the iceberg - it is NOT an 'isolated'
incident.... railroad carriers, including CSX,  spend BILLIONS a year
on FELA claims, about 20 TIMES that spent by comparable state workers
compensation (non-railraod FELA type) employee claims. It does not take
a rocket scientist to see this payment imbalance is VASTLY out of whack.


So, WHY IS THERE SUCH AN IMBALANCE OF PAYMENTS? What do FELA claims
cost so much more than identical state claims? For every $100 a state
system pays, FELA pays $2,000.00  For example, over the course of one
year the UP paid out $5 Billion in FELA claims (yes, $1.5 billion!!),
while state compensation programs with the same number of workers with
the same injuries paid out $300 million - by any calculation, that
difference is statistically IMPOSSIBLE - unless there is a MASSIVE
KICKBACK PROGRAM in place and running smoothly wtihout interuption.
Where does all that FELA money go - billions of dollars of overpayments
between the four big railroad - UP, NS, BNSF, and CSX?????  

It sure doesn't go to the injured railroad workers. 

Railroad Managers, Directors and Executives in charge of administering
FELA claims are in the absolute unchecked perfect position to take HUGE
kickbacks from Unions, and from Union appointed FELA attorneys -
everyone gets rich in this game....Unions get a kickback from FELA
attorneys, FELA attorneys get pumped up settlement awards approved by
railroad execs. Yes, you can bet that CSX FELA claims executive get
kickbacks from both FELA attorneys and Union bosses.  

THIS IS WHY FELA CLAIM PAYMENTS ARE 20 TIMES HIGHER THAT STATE RUN
WORKERS COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, and is why the Railroad 'system' will
NEVER get rid of FELA - it is TOO DAMN LUCRITIVE FOR THE CROOKS TO GIVE
IT UP - at the sole expense of the stockholder AND the injured railroad
worker.  

For decades we have heard about how 'fake' railroad workers' injury
claims have driven up the cost of FELA payments. Now you know its
BULLSHIT!!!!!! The whole damn FELA system needs to be investigated and
the crooks need to be cleaned out!!  

Here's the blurb posted earlier by Bubba.  Trust me, the BLET
president is NOT the only one getting rich off the FELA system - there
are hundreds of others who are getting kickbacks too. If the BLET's
president spills his guts to cut a deal, many more heads will roll -
and you can bet it will include a cadre of union AND railroad
executives as well as a boodle of corrupt lawyers...

If you who are reading this know of similar illegal   FELA kickback
schemes, contact your local U.S. Department of Justice field office. 

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BLET PRESIDENT ARRESTED ON BRIBE CHARGE ( press release issued by U.S.
Justice Department, Eastern District, St. Louis, Missouri).   

Edward W. Rodzwicz, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and Trainmen, was arrested on a federal complaint charging
him with bribery, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael W. Reap announced Oct.
13.  Rodzwicz is the sitting president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a national labor union with over 55,000
U.S.A. railroad members. It is a division of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).  According to  affidavit filed with
criminal complaint, BLET
maintains a list of designated legal counsel (DLC), who are recommended
to their membership to handle injury cases under the Federal Employers
Liability Act (FELA). DESIGNATION AS A DLC GENERATES VERY LUCRITIVE
BUSINESS FOR (UNION) DESIGNATED FELA ATTORNEYS. The national president
of the BLET has final authority over the designation of FELA attorneys.
In February 2009, an internal compliance committee recommended that a
particular DLC attorney for the BLET should lose his designation, due
to alleged violations of DLC Rules of Conduct.  On March 10, 2009,
Rodzwicz approached that attorney in Little Rock, Ark., and solicited a
payment from that attorney in exchange for allowing him to retain his
DLC designation. The DLC attorney contacted the Department of Labor,
Office of Inspector General.  In subsequent meetings at the attorney's
office in St. Louis, and at Harrah's Casino, Las Vegas, Rodzwicz
solicited and agreed to accept a cash payment of $10,000 from the
attorney, plus the promise of an additional cash payment of $10,000
after Rodzwicz allowed him to retain his designation.  Rodzwicz
accepted a cash payment from the attorney on April 28, 2009,
in Las Vegas, and he sent a letter allowing the attorney to retain his
designation on May 1, 2009. He accepted a second cash payment of
$10,000 from the attorney on Sept. 16, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. 
The complaint was filed in the Eastern District of Missouri last week
and remained suppressed until the arrest of Mr. Rodzwicz this morning
by agents with the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, at
his home in Avon, Ohio. Daniel R. Petrole, acting inspector general,
U.S. Department of Labor, stated: "Union members expect that their
officials will do what is right on their behalf. If these allegations
are proven, there has been a serious breach of the union members'
trust. My agency will continue to work with the U.S. Attorney's Office
to investigate this type of crime." 
Rodzwicz, 63, was charged with one violation of 18 U.S.C. section 666,
bribery in connection with a federally funded program; and one
violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1952, interstate travel to carry on
unlawful activity. He made his initial appearance this afternoon in
Cleveland. If convicted, 18 U.S.C. section 666 carries a maximum
penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000; 18 U.S.C.
section 1952 carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or
fines up to $250,000. The charges set forth in a complaint are merely
accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty. October 14, 2009.
********************************************************************

Name: Soon to retire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2009

I have spent a lot of time reading these posts!  I am surprised to learn
that many of us at CMC are oblivious to much of what happens to T&E! The
T&E have my upmost respect for the demanding hours and job that they do.
But, working the desk that I work, I must say I understand the
frustration!  Its frustrating for T&E when when some at CMC give you a
hard time, but its also frustrationg for callers as well.  We are
constantly "monitored"  I hate hearing that callers are to blame for
many of the problems that T&E encounter!  Many (not all I know) callers
will help with what they can! But we are with our own limits as to what
we are able to do. Doing someone a "favor" that is just not possible
without getting a caller in hot water (sometimes suspension) is just
not worth it.  

It gets frustrating for us when people "shoot" the boards just to
avoid work! Or marks off sick just because they dont want to catch a
certain train or dont want to work with who they are paired up with! 
After working an area so long you start to know whos who and what they
do.  Our job is to call the trains. when we delay them we have to
answer as to why (to more than one person,) and that gets old quick! 
(Communication is NOT the strong suit of the company, as I am sure many
of you know)  Running the rosters is what we must do to try to get a
crew for the train!  If we dont "look" for people to work what we are
delaying then thats a write-up for us! and after so many of those it
goes to "counseling" and then sometimes an investigation!  So yes
getting a crew for a train is my #1 priority, its my job.  And I am
well aware that it gets aggravating for many to have their phones
ringing all night! (I personally hate calling people that I know are
asleep) I can go on and on here but any employee should understand what
I mean.   

  We are under a union contract just as the T&E are! A contract thats
violated so often I cant keep up!  To get days off the correct way is
sometimes nearly impossible for us as well.  Ive had to miss many
family things due to that.  So please try to remember that the callers
are not there to "screw" anyone! We are not all bad!  Please don't
group us all as 1 in the same! Because I really cant think of anyone
that I call that would say I am mean or disrespectful to anyone that
calls in!  I think most would say that I am helpful and try to get a
resolution to any problems that one may have!  

I cant wait to see the responses I get to this!  I look forward to
reading them!

Caller 
 


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Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2009

Hey Wildman:

Green Vests? Must be part of the CSX going green program!

 
http://investors.csx.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=92932&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1352353&highlight=

 
http://investors.csx.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=92932&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1346971&highlight=

Name: Wildman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 November 2009

Anybody else seen the new green vests we're going to have to start
wearing?

They're supposed to keep us from getting run over by trains.
I just wonder if the a green jacket will keep us any safer than just
staying out from between the guage of the rails????????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2009

THE LOWDOWN ON THE DETROIT TRAINMASTERS

RECENTLY ALL 5 TRAINMASTERS AT ROUGEMERE YARD IN DEARBORN MI WERE
PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE BY THE NORTHERN REGION MANAGER CINDY
SANBORN. THE 4 WERE ACCUSED OF LETTING CREWS STEAL TIME, COVERING UP
RUN THROUGH SWITCHES, DERAILMENTS AND INJURIES. AMONG THOSE ACCUSED WAS
JIM HORNER, DETROITS TERMINAL MANAGER WHO IS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED
OFFICIALS ON THE ENTIRE CSX SYSTEM BY BOTH T&E EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS
OTHER OFFICIALS. LAST FRIDAY THEIR FATE WAS HANDED DOWN BY DIVISION
MANAGER JEFF WHITE. MR. HORNER AS WELL AS TM GORDON WILSON WERE FORCED
TO RETIRE WHILE TM JOE TUCKER WAS DEMOTED AND TM BOB BARNHARD WAS
ALLOWED TO GO BACK TO CRAFT AS CONDUCTOR. THE 5TH  TRAINMASTER JASON
HARRIS WAS GIVEN A GOLDEN TICKET OUT OF THE DIVISION TO AVON INDIANA
WHERE HE HAS WANTED TO GO SINCE ARRIVING AT DETROIT. SO WHY DID THE
OTHER 4 GET FIRED AND NOT JASON YOU ASK, WELL MR HARRIS IS THE ONE WHO
STARTED ALL OF THIS BY SQUEELING LIKE THE FAT PIG HE IS TO THE REGIONAL
MANAGER ABOUT THE WRONG DOINGS IN DETROIT AND ABOUT HOW HE WAS TIRED OF
HAVING HIS JOB THREATENED. MR HARRIS DID MORE COVERING UP THAN THE
OTHER 4 TRAINMASTERS COMBINED, INCLUDING TAKING CASH FROM A CREW TO
COVER UP A RUN-THROUGH SWITCH AND PERSONALLY COMPLETING TIME TICKETS
FOR CREWS. MR.HARRIS SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS TIME IN DETROIT SHOPPING
ON EBAY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ESCAPE THE DREADED CHICAGO
DIVISION. THEN 2 MONTHS AGO WHILE AT A MANAGERS MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA
HE DECEIDED TO OPEN HIS FAT MOUTH AND BETTER HIS CAREER BY RUINING THE
CAREERS OF 4 OTHER MEN. THE CSXT MANAGMENT AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WITHIN
THE NORTHERN REGION DID NOTHING TO INVESTIGATE MR HARRIS'S CLAIMS. IF
THEY HAD THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN WHO THE REAL SHITBAG WAS AND SHOVED THE
WHISTLE UP THE FAT WHISTLEBLOWERS ASS. SO IF YOU WORK IN OR OUT OF AVON
YARD WATCH YOUR ASS. WHETHER YOUR A UNION EMPLOYEE OR AN OFFICIAL, BE
CAREFUL BECAUSE JASON HARRIS WILL STEP ON YOU TO GET TO THE TOP. (OR
EVEN JUST TO GET OUT OF YOUR DIVISION)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2009

anyone  hear  about csx employees stealing time in detroit, trainmasters
and road forman getting fired also?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2009

Truth;

And the name of the bald headed guy was???????????

OOPS guessed you missed that small part?

Name: TRUTH-NO LIES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 October 2009

CSX Sux is the correct name for the local Russel, Kentucky roundhouse,
Raceland Yards, and Huntington Repair Shop in Huntington, WV. The bald
headed sucker that does the hiring really looks and acts like he is
straight from Russia. He walks into interviews like he is being
bothered to see you and thinks his shit don't stink. Unless your last
name is one of his sucks your family will never have the opportunity to
be able to work for the railroad. Experience and schooling does not mean
anything with CSX in the Tri-State Area of Ashland, ky / Ironton, Ohio /
and Huntington, Wv. I hope the Russian gets his one day as all people
do. The railroad in our area really sux as they have leaks in tank cars
in the Raceland yard and causes business to shut down and don't bother
to pay the local businees employees or loss of busniess due to their
stupdiness and no concern for human life. The big shot Mr. Russian bald
head run around like he was trying to hide the mess he created. The
local news media did let it get out after people in the local cities of
raceland, worthington, and wurtland was evacuated and local business was
close. SHAME ON CSX for not leaving a man in control of this area of the
railroad who has no concern for the people living in the area near the
railroad. I have lived here for 56 years and it is the worst I have
ever seen it. CSX REALLY DOES SUCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2009

RRJ,
Now listen up numnuts, I have told you before and need to tell you
again. I am going no where, not in your lifetime will I ever go away.
Now you said you were no longer going to respond, which I found
thrilling, but what do you do, exactly the opposite of what you said
that you would do. Your level of drivel too many times goes
unchallenged by those that do not know or do not care, well that is not
me Hoggy. I would never tell You to go away, nor would I tell You to
stop posting. It would be nice! however that is your choice not mine.

Now go to bed and finishing licking on those wounds, and read your
Agreement and write that red board insurance check, mail it to me and
you will have the same Protection.

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 October 2009

Hey Russell Conductor,
   I woundnt be worried about the restriction of senority of on Russell
I2 jobs at Hinton, I would be worried about why their putting your jobs
on at some place other then your home terminal! Makes a lot of since
for the company to add jobs at terminal 167 miles away from your home.
They are hoping you Russell guys dont take them. That way both Hinton
and Russell crews lose and CSX wins like always.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2009

Goob

You stating I but in on post not directed towards me is like the "Pot
calling the kettle black". You disect just about every post on here
when you haven't a damn clue or nothing to contribute except spewing
your garbage which has never made any sense. Go on to some website
where you belong like "How many people when I was a vendor did I kill
selling cigarettes?".

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2009

You're still a pussy arse quitter. Now a days you want to be part of
something you voluntarily decided to quit. You never worked for CSX. So
why do you bother us with your dribbling garbage? Cigarette Boy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2009

Goob

I'm not going to debate anything with you anymore. It doesn't
matter.
Your love of disecting every post has gotten old. You don't have much
to say. I'm sorry you hired on in a transitional period when diesal
electric locomotives were introduced and congress agreed with the
railroads to do away with the firemen for a few years. You made your
choice to not come back. I've worked with a lot of engineers who went
through that time period they either moved to work for other railroads
or stuck it out till they could return. Those who trained me to become
an engineer started out on steam locomotives it was a privilage to
know
these men. Those are memories no one can take away. They were true
dedicated railroaders. I never sat on the left side and waved out the
window an entire trip. I fired for a great engineer for over 4 years
that we split the run 50/50 who taught me to respect running trains
because if you don't have total control  
it can control you. Besides who are you to judge you never fired on
steam.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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RRJ,
What makes you think that your info is better than anyone else, heck
man do not respond, that would be a good thing. I noticed when I reply
to someone not named RRJ here you come with one more opinion, when you
have not even understood the question. There was no transition from
steam to diesel in the early 1960's numbnuts, the units we had were
worn out. I did not leave the RR when the Fireman left. I went to the
ground, for another 5 1/2 years and ran without them. I ran more as a
head brakeman than I ever did as a fireman. It was called getting over
the road. I can also tell you that when I left the RR in march of 1970
many Engineers had steam firing experience, but only a few had been
issued a steam locomotive for revenue service. Getting a regular job
with the same engineer for 4 years is a wonderful thing, don't know
how a young transferred every year Fireman without a fire could get
that done.

As far as Firing steam-- a real (not like you) Engineer that had done
it for years told me that I would never be on the RR if it was the same
as it was when he was Firing. I told him-- you are right I would never
do it.

Now go back to bed and lick your wounds.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2009

October 18, 2009 & CSX still SUCKS!


Cheap Skate Xpress

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2009

Anybody know why they are restictin Russell senority on the I2 pooles at
Hinton when the contract clearly says Russell men have first rights to
them.  Labor Relations told me that there is a magic number on the
roster and that number is 2214 so if you younger than than your not
allowed to mark up on them but if your older you can.  What the hell,
does senority even matter who cares if I'm younger thatn that if a
older man wants the job then he will kick me.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2009

Goob

I'm not going to debate anything with you anymore. It doesn't matter.
Your love of disecting every post has gotten old. You don't have much
to say. I'm sorry you hired on in a transitional period when diesal
electric locomotives were introduced and congress agreed with the
railroads to do away with the firemen for a few years. You made your
choice to not come back. I've worked with a lot of engineers who went
through that time period they either moved to work for other railroads
or stuck it out till they could return. Those who trained me to become
an engineer started out on steam locomotives it was a privilage to know
these men. Those are memories no one can take away. They were true
dedicated railroaders. I never sat on the left side and waved out the
window an entire trip. I fired for a great engineer for over 4 years
that we split the run 50/50 who taught me to respect running trains
because if you don't have total control  
it can control you. Besides who are you to judge you never fired on
steam.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2009

RRJ,
Without me you would be running Rampant. Collecting dues, selling red
board insurance,espounding on you many years of service from 1977. How
hard Firemen worked in the early years of 1977, how tough it was when
you had to drive a few miles to sit on the left side and sleep. Bet not
one trainman asked you if you backed up to get your check on payday. You
were not the tough guy that faced all of the forces, you were simply the
go along guy, leaving was real work, so you took the easy way, sit and
look out the window and wave at the folk's.

Now you are the advisor for those that are looking for a free hand out,
bless your heart,,, say a prayer for everyone????

BURPPPPPPPPPPPPPP Whew that was GOOD

Name: RAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2009

When i hired on it was CONRAIL, It seemd to me they had a inside way of
hiring people as i never seen a ad in a paper for railroad workers,
Never!!! I got on when i was 18, I knew this one station agent so i
went down there and talked to him, He made a phone call to someone in
the main office who i don,t know, But when he got off the phone he said
go to the main office the next day and get a physical exam, Yup that
quick and when i went down there they had a big sighn on the front
door, NO APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN!!! As soon as i told them who i was
It was stright to the company dr for the physical & x-rays, I filled
out the paper work AFTER THE PHYSICAL EXAM!!!! 

I also got to know this one hogger very well, He had 4 sons and all of
them got jobs on the railroad, So he must have known some one in upper
managment very good too although he never did mention that to me over
the years i knew and worked with him,, I am sure some will say this was
a unfair way to hire people, But that is the way they did it back then,
Perhaps the company thought it was a better way to get a more dedicated
person for railroad work?????  If anyone remembers getting hired this
way i sure would like to hear about it as i do assume the former B&O
did it this way too???

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 October 2009

Goob

That's right Goob. You hit the nail on the head. You win. Now go away.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2009

Goob 

What an assinine reply. Don't ever talk about my father. That's
pretty low which doesn't surprise me coming from you. 

I didn't need to get another job Goob. I stuck it out through the
badtimes. You decided to separate from the railroad now do us a favor
and separate yourself off this website.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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I really hate to post behind my last post. That say's I  was not
thinking on the first post. I have no choice --RRJ brings out the best
in me. RRJ your Dad is the same as all that have left for cause, and
because as you say they were not able to stand up to the job, and be
tough like you and make a living from traveling around the system, and
being a real man. He is the same as you are always saying I am.
I really tried to be nice the last time or two, however as it stands
today, you are on the hook and looking for a way out. Same as you
always do. It is a good thing that you are tough, because stupid goes
rite along with you like a suit for friday night.
Face it your DAD was a Quitter, a spilled milk spoiled brat, a union
enemy,Foamer, nobill, worthless RR person, that really needed to go and
get an Electric train. I think he was at sears buying that Electric
train when he called home and got a male voice out of breath. A fireman
was conceived, and went to work for a nice price riding around on a
switcher in 1977 When the Fireman was GONE. Amazing

Tough-- you are nothing, just a csx sucking employee if that. Now blow
the whistle that the CSX gave you to blow, fatass. Remember to follow
the light.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2009

RRJ,
Not on Your Life. Now go back to sleep, and lick your wounds.

GOOB

Name: dillweed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2009

CSX sucks almost as bad as the Unions that they own. I don't care if it
is BLE or UTU- they both suck CSX D. and they both screw the Union
members. I guess the RR used to be a decent job. Those days are long
gone by. With the FRA hos laws in place, they have pretty much capped
our pay. F all the BS.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2009

Goob 

What an assinine reply. Don't ever talk about my father. That's
pretty low which doesn't surprise me coming from you. 

I didn't need to get another job Goob. I stuck it out through the
badtimes. You decided to separate from the railroad now do us a favor
and separate yourself off this website.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 October 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2009

Goob

I was partially correct you stated you got screwed over. So what if
someones kid or grandson got the job first. I dealt with the same
bullschidt in 1977 because I didn't have family on the railroad. Past
few years I did learn my grandfather was a railroader and my father
worked for the railroad for a short stint after WWII. You just want to
cry over spilled milk that's why you post on here. You're just a
foamer if you quit without good reason. Which you came out with the
truth you quit over splilled milk.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Jim you are always 100% correct. No contest! However once again the RR
did me a favor, pissed me off a little and I had enough going to seek
other employment, and that my friend you LACK. Call it whatever you
want, I am glad that I left. I follow the RR and still stop to watch
every chance I get. Just awsome power that I enjoy watching. As far as
the history comments, I have a very good memory of my time on the RR
and Every post has been honest and up front, some of which do not mesh
with your lack of experience. That is not to say 
I am correct and you are not, it simply means different states and RR
worked differently. You are so blinded by the UNION and your own
experience that you think everyone is full of Shit except you. you are
insecure and constantly seek attention on every section, at every
opportunity. I hope that you can see your way to get the help that you
need.

Guess your DAD was a Foamer, couldn't take the work, was not tough
enough to stand up, spend most of his time crying over spilled milk ETC
ETC See how stupid your comments are. I am sure the your DAD was a fine
person and left for cause.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2009

The ones that'll get hurt are the independent truckers. A lot of
trucking companies are looking to get their containers shipped by rail
then pick up and deliver short hauls. A lot of people in the finacial
sector are predicting oil prices to escalate in the next few years back
up to $140+ a barrel. What we saw last year was only the tip of the
iceberg.

Name: Wildman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2009

I had a thought today,the CSX comercials on TV talk about how much fuel
can be saved by shipping by rail.They also like to go on about how many
trucks can be removed from the road by the same method.

I wonder if CSX is trying to anger the truck drivers in the Teamsters
union so just maybe they won't help the BLET in contract
negotiations?????

Conspiracy theory or just CSX trying to get an edge??????
Maybe nothing at all.

Oh well,that's what the aliens told me anyway.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2009

Goob

I was partially correct you stated you got screwed over. So what if
someones kid or grandson got the job first. I dealt with the same
bullschidt in 1977 because I didn't have family on the railroad. Past
few years I did learn my grandfather was a railroader and my father
worked for the railroad for a short stint after WWII. You just want to
cry over spilled milk that's why you post on here. You're just a
foamer if you quit without good reason. Which you came out with the
truth you quit over splilled milk.

Name: Binheer2long
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2009

Just checking to be sure I had not been blocked! And yes, it is a hell
of a lot nicer to have room to discuss the issues without all the BS--
thanks, webmaster!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2009

I noticed today, a lot of BS is missing from the section posts.
Looks like the web person is as tired of it as I am. Nice job
GOOBER

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2009

NoMo

Touche'!!!! You might have a point. His hatred for the unions might
lead to the conclusion that he screwed up and the union couldn't get
him back to work. I never thought of that one. Goob has been
anti-union
since he's been on this site. I know you've been through that with
your own situation where you could of returned to work if you cowtowed
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Man you Imagine so much, try to read between the lines, and are never
even close to being correct. Just as info I paid my due's to the BLF&E
at a meeting in april of 1964 when the Big Dog's were there to tell me
the Firemen were on the RR to stay for the long term. I got my
severence letter the next month. Yep I am still not happy with that
screw ball deal. I got screwed a lot, but I also screwed them a little
as time went on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2009

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2009

Hey Goober:

I Shouldn't be so quick to judge.

Perhaps you can enlighten us upon how you and the L&N deparrted ways.
 
Yes the unions suck...evedently they sucked back in '71 also, when
you
left the employment of the L&N.

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Not a problem at all my friend. I paid up just like the rest did, just
not as often. We had payroll deductions in the 1960's I refused to do
it. I paid by check monthly, and for cause would not pay. I left the RR
with no issues, no carpet, or street time. Fireman, Brakeman, Flagman,
Promoted Conductor. I left the RR when the Apprentice Engineer program
started with 3 Trainmen that were related to existing employees. Yes
they were son's grandson's etc. I quit.
And that is the story. I always wanted to Run, got screwed and went on
my way. Now had I been a little more mature I would have had my own
crew and the opportunity to get in the program within 3 years. At 25- 3
years is an eternity. Now you have the story.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2009

NoMo

Touche'!!!! You might have a point. His hatred for the unions might
lead to the conclusion that he screwed up and the union couldn't get
him back to work. I never thought of that one. Goob has been anti-union
since he's been on this site. I know you've been through that with
your own situation where you could of returned to work if you cowtowed
to the carriers demands.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2009

Hey Goober:

I Shouldn't be so quick to judge.

Perhaps you can enlighten us upon how you and the L&N deparrted ways.
 
Yes the unions suck...evedently they sucked back in '71 also, when you
left the employment of the L&N.

We all have a story... what's yours?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2009

Hey Goober:

You remind of  my wife ...

Shut the fuck up...bitch!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2009

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 September 2009

Hey Nothing:

Unfortunately today that is the rule rather than the exception with
all
large corporations. They know whose nephew, son or cousin is getting
hired before the job is ever advertised. The dog and pony show is for
the EEOC's benefit.

As for the testing...it's a sad commentary on the state of our
schools
when HS and college graduates have to be tested on basics just to wear
a
blue collar!
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Total BS why??? I have no idea? Dreaming, and Blaming as usual! The
real time Dog and Pony show is at the UTU/ BLE site's They are blowing
good smoke and taking the cash every day. One day ???? There will be no
suckers to suck from.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2009

God Bless America.

APE are you kidding me, yourself, or Others.

Did you ever wonder how the local church gives away the Cadillac for a
hole in one on the 4th tee. INSURANCE ---hell they are like the red
board insurance they never pay.

Keep on switching, and leave the running of the company to those that
have a clue!

Name: Dead Peasant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2009

http://jonathanturley.org/2009/02/25/peasant-uprising-widow-sues-late-husbands-employer-over-dead-peasant-insurance-policy/

"the employer of her late husband Daniel Johnson was to receive $1.6
million after his death under a practice known in the industry as a
“dead peasant” insurance policy. Under this common practice, employers
take out life insurance on employees and write off the payments as a
business expense. They then collect a windfall when one of the
“peasants” die."

CSX do this?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2009

Talking about stocks...I find this interesting!

http://www.fool.com/investing/value/2009/09/29/7-stocks-that-could-cause-permanent-losses.aspx

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2009

The answer is buy quality stocks in well run companies...there are
plenty out there...you might consider convertibles or options depending
on your risk tolerance; which should become less the closer you get to
retirement. Any thing you do will be subject to market fluctuations but
they can be mitigated with careful planning, good advice and patience.

The Dow is up 3000 points since it hit bottom a year ago when it was
grossly over bought. It will break new ground in the next 18-24 months!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 October 2009

All the railroad stocks dropped not just CSX. If you bought in at $29
you should hold it for a few more years. The recession isn't over
it's got a few more years to go. You bought in a good price then again
if I was retired I don't know what I'd do definitely be very
conservative. Problem is where to reinvest with a market that is
fluctuating from one extreme to the other.

Name: Shame on you CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2009

Dear CSX management,

I have resigned my postion with you. I know my traimasters, and the
corporation could care less.

When a drunk traimaster  with as erious problem calls you on your rest
day at 3 am to yell at you, not once but twice, It time to consdir
leaving. I made my decision after a terminal manager back the
traimaster and not me. There is not one supervisor that has a spine at
CSX. I ueuss when you go to TM school, you sign a release to relinquish
your mind, heart, and soul. Oh and any compassion you might have. 

That is why I left. In 9 years of working there, not once was I given a
thank you. I used my cell phone to move my train. I showed up early to
make sure that my conductor and I had proper paperwork. I did not get
paid for that time, It was my choice.I did everything safely, and on
time. 

I understand the unions are deep in your pockets and vise versa. You
say you want us to work by safety rules everyday. Then you send spies
to watch us. So, the company doesn't trust its employees to do the
right thing. God forbide if you do something out of the ordinary. The
spies don't tell you, just send a letter. In my records, I was
observed on days I didn't work and failed some obscure rule. That's
your trainmasters, RFE's setting the example. Tm's will lie about on
time departures, as I have personally been late leaving the terminal,
only to find out, on paper I was on time. Once there was a 2 hour
difference.

I have no respect for liars and the thieves in the union. They have
sold everything I and many men before me worked hard for. The BLE and
UTU have made secret handshakes behind closed doors. Top union officals
are elected and don't have a pot to piss in. Funny when they leave they
are very very wealthy. I wonder why? and how that can be. Between
management,the unions, they have taken every thing from me. But they
didn't take my soul, work ethic, and morals.

Thats all I have left, my own morals, work ethic and self repect.CSX
has tried to take all that away from me and others. I refuse to
compromise. I have no idea what I will do. All I know is i have moved
on. I am trying very hard to get the taste of crap that CSX tried to
shove down me.

I thank the good people that took time to show me how to railroad. I
will never forget them. 

The rest of you, I hope there is a special place in hell for you.

I have seen the hell at called CSX, and therefore I say goodbye.

Name: retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 October 2009

look out csx stock went up too much too fast from $20.70 to $48.00 now
it has droped to $42.00. IF YOU GOT IN WHEN IT WAS LOW THEN TAKE SOME
PROFIT. I HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME AND SEEN THIS HAPPEN IT JUST MAY
DROP ON TO THE MIDDLE 30 DOLLOR RANGE.AS SOON AS CSX REPORTS THEIR
EARNING THE STOCK WILL DROP MORE.LAST YEAR WHEN IT WAS $60.00 I SAID
SELL THEN AT $50.00 AND AGAIN AT $45.00 I GOT BACK IN AT $29.00 I am
now a seller took my profit just lucky .too much stock given to Ward
and his board.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 September 2009

Hey Nothing:

Unfortunately today that is the rule rather than the exception with all
large corporations. They know whose nephew, son or cousin is getting
hired before the job is ever advertised. The dog and pony show is for
the EEOC's benefit.

As for the testing...it's a sad commentary on the state of our schools
when HS and college graduates have to be tested on basics just to wear a
blue collar!

Name: Thanks for Nothing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2009

There is a lot of truth in this site. I tried for over a year to get a
career started with CSX through two testing sessions and two job
interviews. The jobs was for the Russell roundhouse and the Russell
yard. Both were a waste of my time and theirs as it was all a put on
for the public. Mr. Skinhead (the top management offical) was very
obnoxious and acted as if he was retarded. During the interviews he
acted like it was a bother for him to be there. Of course it was as he
knew who was going to get the jobs. The very people that are
complaining about working. I was willing to work any shift any hour and
start with a forward look to a new career with responsibility. But
instead I was treated like I was a crimminal and wasting his time for
showing up to take a test he probably can't pass and never saw as he
probably had the inside track for his job. I was at first disppointed
that I didn't get a career to enjoy but after I found out how the
positions were filled I jumped with joy. Whoever you knew the most in
top management at CSX got you the job, not on your skills that could be
used for the commpany's interest. Well Mr. Skinhead I hope you enjoy
the people you hired and get everything coming to you. I hope the
company sees the truth in you and puts you on skidrow where you belong.
No wonder people are complaining if all CSX management likes the look of
you.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2009

I think he meant to say involuntarily!

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2009

sorry, lefty, but I have voluntarily exiled myself to the Executive
Men's room on Water Street in Jackassville. 

YOu will have to pick your suck heisman winner out of a bottle of
vodka. Cheers. 

Lord SuckaLot

P.S. I know a good lawyer - barks like a dog and fetches dollar bills.

Name: Lefty
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2009

Lord suck. Can you give us some suck heisman hopefuls
like jack vierlings reach Round move he does for frulla  or let's see
how about rob brownells keg stand at the Csx safety stand down. Woops
forgot what they told me about drinking and driving ......... Mr
pendergrass what are those blue lights flashing
for ? Is thAt a breThaluzer or are they just glad ro see me

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2009

OK! I see you like to my screen name. I wonder if you are Man enough to
come out and give us your real name! You can play all the games you
want, but you are starting to bore the he'll out of me. I am starting
to beleive this is Suckassalot that is using my name. After all only he
would come up with constant anal penetration. Come on now GET A LIFE! Go
play with Bonzo your wife and use your own screen name! 

You are nothing but a Fucking loser- What Happened to you while you
were growing up? I wonder that your mother didn't give you the hugs &
kisses, did she spike you on the floor like a football or did she let
your father, uncles and their friends & neighbors molest you! I could
go on but your not even worth it, life is short just like yourself with
nobody wants to be your friend you are what other people would call a No
Life Hermit. What is your pupose in life? Why do you choose to try &
Fuck with my name and post your Bullshit!  Forget it you FUCKING JUNGLE
CRICKET!

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2009

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen.
    We here at CSX do really not appreciate your concerns of Safety,
Behaviors of Train Masters, and other Supervision Personnel. I am going
to launch a missle into these concerns. I have also created a
more aggressive team of Nazi Investigators headed by the recreated Home
Office of the Mobile Officer I. (HOMO I). This Office will Investigat
all the Claims that were posted here and forward the results to the
proper Personnel for interrogation and torture, and will stick a spike
up your ass.

HOMO I  will also Ignore all alledged white collar crime and thoroughly
investigate all union thefts that have been increasing
of CSX Property. There will be a change of Command so there will be 
total confusion such the CSX Police will no longer fall under Stupidity
and Lackies- They will be deployed under the new name of Honor
Organization Mobile Offfice II (HOMO II) Units this Unit will fall
under the Un-enforcement Arm of HOMO I. 

The Newly created HOMO I Office of the HOMO II mployees are
Sworn Nazi Enforcement Whores of Transporation Surrogates (NEWTS) 
Federal Commishoned Special Agents. I must inform all Employees that
the Newly created Office is
unlike the CSX Police. They are Naked Homo Special Agents they can
be Identified by their issued Fig Leaves and rusty spikes just for
Suckassalot.  If encountered by a Naked Agent you are to give full
compliance (bend over) or face formal Discipline Charges.

The Office of the HOMO will also Investigate all baseless 
Threats, Racial Descrimination, Etc. CSX has an absolute Tolerence
Policy for Work Place Violence, Racial Discrimination and Sexual
Fornication.  All Reports, including videos and pictures, will be
forwarded to myself for my personal private review and will be dealt
with accordingly. This can or will lead up to Promotion and Six Sigma
training for any managment personnel, and  Termination and Criminal
Charges on any union employee violators. The Selection Process has
already started with a few members in here by utilyzing their
Information Provided and their Home HTML Connections, such as NoMo,
RRJ, Lloyd, Suckassalot, Sam the Slave, Binheer2long, Goober, and many
others. 

I am Pleased to Provide an Extra layer of Protection on our Dedicated
Managers and Supervisors, and stick spikes up the asses of jackoffs
like suckassalot. 

I would like to Thank You for taking out time to read this
Announcement. Have a very Safe Day.

                                                                      

                M. Ward  


All stupid Employees are Required to have your CSX Idetification
visable at all times while on Company Property.

Name: Mike Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2009

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen.
    We here at CSX do really appreciate your concerns of; Safety,
Behaviors of Train Masters, and other Supervision Personnel. I am going
to launch a Investigation into these concerns. I have also created a
more aggressive team of Investigators headed by the recreated Office of
the Inspector General (OIG). This Office will Investigat all the Claims
that were posted here and forward the results to the proper Personnel.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will also Investigate all
alledged white collar crime as well as Thefts that have been increasing
of CSX Property. There will be a chain of Command so there will be no
confusion such the CSX Police will no longer fall under Security and
Safety- They will be deployed under the new name of Mobile Tactical
Units this Unit will fall under as the Enforcement Arm of the Office of
the Inspector General (OIG). 

The Newly created Office of the Inspector General(OIG) Employees are
Sworn Law Enforcement Officials (LEO) Federal Commishoned Special
Agents. I must inform all Employees that the Newly created Office is
unlike the CSX Police. They are Plain Clothed Special Agents they can
be Identified by their issued Credentials and Badge. If encountered by
a Special Agent you are to give full compliance or face formal
Discipline Charges.

The Office of the Inspector General(OIG) will also Investigate all
Threats, Racial Descrimination, Etc. CSX has a Zero Tolerence Policy
for Work Place Violence and Racial Discrimination. All Reports will be
forwarded to myself for review and be dealt with accordingly. This can
or will lead up to Termination and Criminal Charges on any violators.
The Selection Process has already started with a few members in here by
utilyzing their Information Provided and their Home HTML Connections.

I am Pleased to Provide an Extra layer of Protection on our Dedicated
Employees.
I would like to Thank You for taking out time to read this
Announcement. Have a very Safe Day.

                                                                       
                M. Ward  


All Employees are Required to have your CSX Idetification visable at
all times while on Company Property.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2009

Hey Goober:

You're right!

But don't let that go to your head...or I'll swear that Madman made
me say it with his big spike;)

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2009

Sir Goober, I totally agree with your analysis of the site situation. 

Strange young folk's have indeed invaded this site and they seem to be
here for thrills and childish behavior.   Yes, we should reply only to
singles with information, and then only request relevant information
such as name, rank, address, physical measurements, and telephone
numbers. 

I too think relationships on here should be non sexual - but remember
the famous words of President Bill Clinton - sucking jism out of a
penis is NOT having sex. We up here in the CSX HQ suites who have
non-sexual professional relationships with our secretaries totally
agree with that way of thinking.  

How else do you get a name like "CSX SUCKS"?

It's all in how you look at it.  

Just my 2cents.

Lord SuckaLot,
CSX Executive Handmaiden to God

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2009

Strange young folk's have invaded this site. They are seeking feedback
from anyone, they can stir up. The only way to recoup the site is to
reply only to single posters, that contain information, request,
opinions, or other relavent non sexual, non threating, statements.

Just my 2cents.
GOOBER

Name: Wildman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2009

Well it looks like we have another "Boggs" in here!

I'll bet this Lord Suckalot isn't an employee with anyone let alone
CSX.

Now for the test.
What is the operating rule at the top of page fifty?
Who is the VP of Mechanical Operations?
Who is the Division Manager of the Great Lakes?

Boggs left us because he was uncovered (like we didn't already know)
as a fraud this way,how long can you last?

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2009

Monkey Boys, 

Get a grip on reality, eat some boogers like all the other good chimps,
and stop complaining about your excellent working conditions, you
ungrateful slobs.    

You can always refuse to do something that is unsafe - but sucking up
as a CSX employee is the safest thing of all to do (aside from getting
crabs, herpes and aides, and the best part: IT IS REQUIRED.  

To hell with it.  Suck it all, I say. Sucking is a way of life on CSX.
Get use to it.  I did. 

Sorry, the FRA will not suck you off.  They are too busy sucking their
own. 

That is all.   You may stand 'at ease' now my little monkey boys.

Yours truly with love and understanding the CSX Kung Foo Way,


Your friend and companion forever, and ever, 


Lord SuckaLot
CSX Executive Handmaiden to God.

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2009

HELLO, HELLO! Safety Strike , Nomo & Others ! 

Have you even read what I POSTED! Damn you guys are Ignorant or Blind!


I have said that we do have the right to REFUSE! Any job that can or
will put us in harms way!

We are all Granted this Right under the FRA. Why are we bitching when
there is a route there already!

The Company can not retaliate against you! Once you excercise you right
to Refuse! 

No.1, Document the Situation and have witnesses sign it. If no witness
is there then document it yourself!

Try to Excersise this right with the proper Supervision! If nothing is
done then Report it to the FRA! Point Blank This is our Rights that you
may not know of or the Company hides from you!

I am tired of hearing the Bitching! We have our Rights so let's use
them!
The Company can tell us 1 Thing but it is up to the FRA that throws in
the Final Ruling!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 September 2009

HOMOPHOBIC BIGOTRY....

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2009

Hey Suckassalot, The only thing I would like to scream is YOU when I
find out who you are! A Bitch can run but can't hide forever. Your
name will be found out & I will be more than happy to share it here!
Your days are running out you Bitch Ass Homo.

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2009

Monkey Boys,

Your next assignment: 

 http://www.stinalisa.com/HokeyPokey.html


Love and Kisses,

Lord SuckaLot
CSX Executive Handmaiden to God

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2009

How I would love to drive a spike between the eyes of suckassalot!
There is only word to describe sirsuckassalot & that is 100% LOSER!
Too much time on his hands to be any kind of Employee!

So here is some words of advice you, Monkey!
Sit back & read but don't post you should enjoy it while you choke on
a banana!
Turn red & blue then just Die! You will not be missed at all.

Nobody ever misses an asshole such as yourself! I wonder are you
enjoying yourself or are you really that bored? It's time to seperate
the Idiots from the Men! How could you call yourself a real man, after
all you admit that you are a Flaming Homo! I guess your mother is proud
of her long lost little girl! Now I must admit I was against abortions
but after reading your posts you are mainly 1 that escaped! This
dosen't at all excuse you! Please just let me find out who you are, I
will eventually find out it dosen't take a rocket scientist either. A
Monkey that you are will try to avoid detection after all that's a
Monkey's natural defense. You are definetly overdue for a
confrontation! I don't care what you try to respond back with.

A mind is a shameful thing to waste, but as we can tell your mind is
Gone! Now as for a comeback it is way to late! Once a Retard always a
Retard that there is no if's or but's about it. 

So go Fuck Your own Monkey Ass!
Obey this as if were M. Wards Directive.

Remember Managers like to obey & not to disapoint a Directive, you are
sure a run in a mil along with the other Suck Ups in Management!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2009

This was posted on the UTU web site yesterday:

Alaska Railroad schedules beer train
 
The Alaska Railroad will offer the Great Alaska Beer Train Oct. 3, a
refreshing ride along Alaska’s scenic Turnagain Arm, reports the Los
Angeles Times.
 
The 4 1/2-hour round-trip journey between Anchorage and Portage
includes six half-pints of microbrew beer and appetizers by Anchorage’s
Glacier BrewHouse. 

BrewHouse beer menu standards include Brewhouse Blonde and Oatmeal
Stout. 

Also on the railroad’s horizon is the Blues Train, Sept. 26 and 27,
which will travel round trip from Anchorage to Seward and include
lunch, appetizers, barbecue dinner, two drink tickets and one night’s
hotel stay, as well as blues entertainment, of course. 

The Great Alaska Beer Train costs $149 per person; Blues Train costs
$249 per person based on double occupancy (for hotel). 

(The preceding article was published by the Los Angeles Times.)
 
September 14, 2009 


This was posted today on the same site:


Alaska Railroad plans significant layoffs 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Railroad Corp., faced with dwindling
revenues in recent years, is preparing to lay off an estimated
one-fifth of its work force in an attempt to rein in costs, according
to a memo sent to employees by its chief executive, the Daily News
reports. 
In the Aug. 31 e-mail, Patrick Gamble tells employees that revenues are
falling rapidly and that, without immediate action, the state-owned
business will lose millions next year in train operation costs. He says
railroad officials are studying ways to run more efficiently, but
that's not going to be enough. 

"There would also need to be a significant reduction in funded
manpower positions across the railroad, estimated by me to be about
20%," Gamble wrote. "I directed those position reductions to be
finalized and ready for approval as quickly as possible. 

"Let me be very clear. The financial condition of the Alaska Railroad
is seriously threatened by the economic downturn of profitable business
and the future holds no promise of a quick reversal." 

In a January report to the state, the railroad reported it employed 715
year-round employees. Railroad spokesman Tim Thompson said that number
holds roughly true today, though seasonal hires bring up the workforce
to between 800 and 850. 

A 20 percent cut applied only to year-round employees would mean about
143 layoffs. 

Thompson said Friday that no decisions had been made regarding the
exact number of employees to be laid off or from what departments they
would come. Railroad executives were not taking questions on the
matter, he said. 

An employee newsletter posted to the railroad's Web site Friday
afternoon said the corporation has already eliminated nearly 100
positions through hiring freezes and attrition since fall 2007. 

"We've made a lot of cuts and we're obviously into the meat," said
Jeff Davies, president of Alaska Railroad Workers, the railroad's
largest union. "There's no doubt that the positions that are being
vetted right now are positions that are needed." 

Davies and other union officials said they were still waiting to hear
how deep the cuts would be and from where they would come. 

The employee newsletter indicated the railroad board of directors would
meet Wednesday to discuss final position reductions. The cuts will be
implemented after an Oct. 2 meeting and be completed by the end of the
year, the newsletter says. 

In a report to the state prepared by the railroad in January, Gamble
characterized 2008 as "highly challenging" for the business. Cargo
shipped by trailers and containers dipped 12 percent and associated
barge-rail tonnage declined 16 percent from 2007. 

In an Aug. 20 e-mail to employees, Gamble says decreases in tourism
have pulled down passenger revenue "to a point well below what our
original conservative budget estimates were for 2009." And the Flint
Hills petroleum refinery in North Pole, the railroad's largest
customer, has also continued to drop production in recent years, he
wrote. 

Earlier this year, the refinery announced it had shut down one of three
processing units at the North Pole refinery because of lower demand. It
reopened in May but was again closed in August because of lack of
demand, Flint Hills spokesman Jeff Cook said Friday. The refinery
employs about 175 people, Cook said. 

The refinery provides just over 50 percent of the jet fuel used at
Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, he said. Fuel shipments
between North Pole and Anchorage account for about 35 percent of
overall railroad revenue, Thompson said. At its peak in 2003, the
railroad was hauling more than 800 million gallons of petroleum
products from the refinery. Next year, the railroad is expecting to
move about 400 million gallons. 

In his memo, Gamble said the corporation will suffer between $10
million and $12 million in losses from train operations alone in 2010
unless it takes immediate steps to cut expenses. While running trains
is by far its main business, the railroad also brings in money from its
real estate and federal grants. 

"It is therefore imperative that the Railroad act without hesitation
to cut more of its overall expenses, and those cuts must unfortunately
include one of our largest areas of corporate expenditure --
personnel," Gamble wrote. 

The railroad reported a $13 million profit in 2008 and in January
projected a $16.8 million profit for this year. According to the
employee newsletter, railroad officials are now expecting to bring in a
profit of $10 million this year. 

The newsletter addresses the question of why layoffs are needed when
the company is still turning a profit. 

"Corporate net income is an indicator of financial health, but it does
not mean a pile of extra cash exists at the end of the year," Chief
Financial Officer Bill O'Leary is quoted as saying. "Rather, every
cent of revenues in excess of expenses (i.e. net income) is used
year-round to invest in capital, pay debts and contribute to employee
benefit funds. Without net income, the railroad would be in very bad
shape." 

(This item appeared Sept. 15, 2009, in the Anchorage Daily News.)
 
September 15, 2009 
  
 
Ironic isn't it...I wonder if the furloughs will be before or after
the "Beer Train"!

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2009

My Dear RRJ,

I am your physical therapist.

-Lord SuckaLot
CSX Executive Handmaiden to God

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2009

Hey RRJ:

Sorry to hear that...that really does suck a lot!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2009

Goober

You have to admit this person sounds a lot like you with the anti-union
retoric. It mimics you it's almost word for word. You might be a little
off but the queer drag queen bullschidt isn't your method.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2009

NoMo

Not good I'm still off for another 4-5 weeks more physical therapy.
I'm not happy about it. If it doesn't change next month I might as
well pull the plug ang go out on disability. I was ready to go back had
the medical return to work forms with me. The only way I'll know if I
can perform my duties is by working. Apparently the physical therapist
stated I was doing better but not 100%. Damn, I'm 55 years old I doubt
if it'll ever be 100% again.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2009

Hey RRJ:

How did your Doctor's appointment go?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2009

Hey RRJ:

The only marble at 500 Water St. Jacksonville is in the bathrooms!

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 September 2009

My Dear RRJ,

Your talking violence, you brute.  Does that mean if I succumb to your
demands, you'll tie me up and....spank me!?!


OOOOOOHHHHHHH. AAAAAHHHHHHHH. MMMMMMMMMMMM.

We are awaitng your presence in my marbled executive office. 

Bonzo is tired, but has one more left in him - just for you.  

Time is short....another 15 minutes and we are closing up
shop.....everyone showed except you RRJ.  

Don't be bashful. Hurry on down right now and I will give you the
number one honor of being my Queen Bitch (comes with special
priviledges). 

Your Humble King, 

-Lord SuckaLot
CSX Executive Handmaiden to God

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2009

RRJ
There you go reading between the lines. Sounds like Gooby must be him
again. Sorry twern't me.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 September 2009

Lord Dipschidt

I've been union for over 32 years. I've never complained about paying
dues. I'll take a bad union over no union anytime. Now you sound more
like Goober with your last post. In fact you used the same exact
wording. You must be Goober in drag. No matter how much CSX doles out
discipline it's rare not to see our members get back to work lately
they've even been winning appeals with all back pay. CSX can continue
this policy sooner or later it'll crumble around them then heads will
roll in the ivory tower in JAX. I've seen it to many times. The
greatest fear is they'll mess with the wrong person who'll go psycho
and take a few people out mostly some poor sucker of a TM who was just
following orders from the higher ups. Unfortunately it's just a matter
of time if things don't change. I hope it doesn't come down to it.

Name: Lord Suckalot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2009

RRJ, Z, engineer 30+, Nomo, Lloyd, Goober, Conductor 1-10, Sam, Madman
and all the rest - you prove my point. 

You all are "union men", but you are repeating the exact same thing
CSX has been saying for years. (is there an echo in here?).

UNIONS SUCK. Sound familiar??

You are throwing your money away on Union dues....and you admit
it....and you hate it....and you keep doing it. Everyone hates the
Unions - they are useless. Plain for all to see.  Yet you keep on
paying, paying, paying!! 

Like I said, you can't teach stupid to dumb.  

Give it up, Bitches. Come join with me, your fearless leader. Take the
CSX pledge. For once, do something right with your life. When you drop
by my Water Street CSX HQ office tomarrow to shine Bonzo the Monkey's
boner knob, I will give you your new top secret  assignments in a
sealed envelope (you will learn to squeal like pigs - you might want to
get a head start on this and practice squealing tonight. Practice on
your wife or neighbor). 

You will then go through the Cock Sucker Express Initiation Ceremony
(helpful hint: bring plenty of Vaseline). 

Afterwards, I will claim you all as my exempt CSX employee nig servants
- you will join all the other blue collar black n'white trash nigs in
my stable. Basically, you will all be my blue dog bitches. A grand
stable of stupid squealing bitches. I can't wait.  

Who's your Daddy? 

Lord SuckaLot
CSX Executive Handmaiden to God

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2009

CSX TRANSPORTATION " How We Move to Destroy Jobs and the Work Forces
"


NEW JOB POSTING
CSX HEADQUARTERS 
Jacksonville, FL.

TITLE: HEAD MASTER
SALARY: VARIES $4.50 HR - Access Card Deposited
HOURS: M - F  WITH MADNATORY WEEKENDS.
HOURS: 7A- 3P BUT SUBJECT TO 24 HOUR RULES.

DUTIES: Wipe the Asses of all of Senior Mangement. This includes and is
not limited of using your tounge in place of toilet paper.

Computer skills are not required, a pencil and paper is acceptable
since the price of printer ink is outrageous.

Must be an Alcohol or Narcotics user at all times.
Must at all times think that you are better than all Unionized
Employees.
 

QUALIFICATIONS - Pre School Dropout, No Common Sense, Drools, Basic
Math, 
Writing. RETARDS will Be the first prefence with an additional 5500
Points.
College Degrees will place in last prefence with -2500 Points.


This job was created for a Brown Noser who's Name is suckalot! All
others Need Not Apply.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2009

Lord suck a lot....a person who thinks he/she is clever, witty, etc.

How sad that one who obviously suffers from Narcissistic Personality
Disorder does not see what a fool he/she is - of course those who
suffer from the disorder never see themselves for what they are.

Lord Suck - you need help.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2009

Z

When a pathetic 62% didn't take the time to vote that is a statement
in itself. It can be interpated several ways the members don't a crap
or these younger members haven't a clue. I think it's combination of
a lot of issues. People lost faith in the union. The union sits by
while CSX continiously harasses it's members taking no recourse.
Agreements are violated and the union does nothing. Safety issues are
ignored. Ever since the 3 GCA's in the BLET under the 2007 SSA became
a closed shop it's gotten this way. I know my division is threatening
to go UTU if it doesn't change that's the only form of protest left.
I still can't see how they can call this a single system agreement
when the Northern Lines isn't a part of it.

Name: Z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2009

By an 85 percent majority, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and Trainmen yesterday ratified a new five-year collective
bargaining agreement with CSX Transportation.

The head lines are as misleading as the wording of the contract itself.
They make it sound like 85 percent when it was probably around the high
30 percent range of total Engineers that voted.
I'm glad I don't work under this contract. It's to open ended and
can be interpreted a million ways. My numbers show the national would
have been better, assuming it doesn't take 3 years to implement.

Name: Madman
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2009

My oh my, Suckalot talks alot of shit!
Corporate idiots are chosen and hired by the severity of
retardation,isn't  this correct suckassalot! 

The Corporation seems to be looking for a handout from the Government
point blank.
How much money was wasted to buy Conrail! This was a failure that is
being shoved on the employees by forms of furloghs. Too bad people want
to joke around with somebody's livelyhood.

It does not suprise me that he talks about knob polishing, such a
flaming Homosexual. I bet he's into child porn also. The way he tries
to be creative is a waste of talent that makes it no wonder that he
does work in Corporate. I have to ask that will he e er admit his real
name or is he such a coward and continue to hide and post stupid
comments!

I am not even going to put myself through this Bullshit. I have better
things to do instead of trying to make out his useless comments. Hello
suckassalot, you  must have plenty of time on your hands, I know you
must be Furloghed yourself! The RRB Unemployment sucks dosen't it you
have to sit there and wait for your pay every 2 weeks. The Corporate
side isn't anymore protected than a tick on a dog's ass. 

I have seen Managers come and go for years now and it dosen't bother
me one bit. As  for you a speck in a Corporate world change can happen
over night, in our world we can just bump, transfer etc. and still have
a job. CSX Sucks dosen't it that they hired just to fire you. What a
waste of a college degree just to wind up unemployed. So you can
continue your useless life by posting all the dumb comments you want!
but just remember we are the backbone of this pathetic corporation.


Madman the Enemy of all Corporations

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2009

NoMo

We'll see what my doctor says on Monday. At this point I'm bored
physical therapy seems like a waste of money and time. That's why on
monday I'll request to be released to return to work. I feel the only
way of knowing if I can do the job is to go back. Yard jobs are thin
for engineers thank's to remotes. The last time I looked at who was
working I didn't stand for the yard at least on the C&O side I won't
work the SCL jobs under the Wolfe. It's bad enough we have to deliver
cars to AACA.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2009

Hey RRJ:

Glad to hear you're getting back to work. You've had a taste of
retirement...are you ready for the next step?

One thing about yard jobs...the hours are a whole lot better and with
the OT you're bound to make, there may not be too big a difference to
care!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2009

NoMo

We'll know by Sept 15th if the SSA will be extended for another 5
years. The only change under the snap back provision to the national
contract is monetary. Those that voted for it in 2007 including the 49%
who never bothered to send in a ballot are stuck with the work rules.
Most likely I'll be back to work next week. Hopefully I'll hold a
yard job the road doesn't sound to inviting with a minimum of 10 hours
undisturbed in lodging under the rail safety act.

Name: Sam the Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2009

10 years in Mobile was good for 10 years in New Orleans. It was hard to
not be furloughed in New Orleans unless you had 15 to 20. Coming back
was sweet. No more bumping, no more furloughs, no more dead heads  on
Christmas Day.  Nice fat check every half.  Cant beat it. 

 No Beasts for me NoMo, just a nice cold Pabst after a long hot day.
Those smorgabords are grand.  We eat like kings.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2009

Hey RRJ:

The SSA...the gift thats keeps giving. I hope everyone reads and
comprehends it!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2009

NoMo 

Things haven't changed we still have seniority within the consolidated
districts. The only thing that did change was the BLE. The BLE gave up
the 30 mile radious rule which meant they couldn't force you outside
30 miles from your home terminal to work the UTU had retained it. A
hand full of new hire trainmen did excersize their seniority to other
locations other opted to be furloughed even though they stood for work
elsewhere. Engineers under the SSA bid system can be forced to fill in
vacancies if none of their bids locally were awarded. That's why they
need to bid in every job a person can bid on up to 85 slots. The catch
is an it has happened some were forced 350 miles from home and it was
at their own expense working yard jobs which doesn't fall under the
reverse lodging agreement.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2009

Hey Sam:

Unless things have changed...you could exercise your seniority anywhere
within your seniority district. In may case (Mobile) that included New
Orleans, Pensacola, Montgomery and Birmingham...I don't recall anyone
getting a "transfer" bonus for that kind of move, but they kept
seniority.

After Katrina and to the credit of CSX, temporary transfers were made
to a large number of impacted employees to all points in the
system...if I recall correctly, CSX may have even allowed a special 
housing allowance during the term of the transfer.

Pabst? Much more likely to find The Beast!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2009

Most railroad lodging is required to have refrigerators & microwaves in
the rooms if the local union did it's job. Buy bread, lunch meats,
fruit, microwave dinners ect... at a grocery store instead of eating
out. Buy yourself a cooler to store items lodgings usually have ice
machines if not get it from the railroad. If you're on the road your
still entitled to those meal allowances. Part of that $12 can be put in
your pocket if you economize. That's $360 in meal allowance for the 30
days. I don't spend that much for myself a month at my home. I can't
believe people stating a person could starve comments like eating rat
meat. This is better at times than Comedy Central.

Name: Wildman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2009

With only one year of seniority to lose it might not be a bad move.
You don't say how far you live away from either of these locations.

Before making a decision,check out the cost of living at both areas.

Name: Sam the Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2009

Anyone can eat out on $12 a day. Won't be steak or caviar, more like
rat meat and stale coffee. Watch out for the greasy spoon dives. The
food is poison. I once saw cockroaches the size of sea crabs run out of
a 'fresh' baked pie. I pack my own, usually baked chicken in a cooler,
some sticks of celary and some apples, bananas,peaches or whatever is in
season. BYO 3 squares a day for $12. Starbucks is out. So is a cold
Pabst at the local bar, which is ok if the crew before you left a cold
one in the fridge. Transfering with loss of seniority is a bigger deal.
Transferring with seniority is not. I'd take the latter, not the former
- and only if I had full seniority rights if transferred back.  Quid pro
quo.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2009

Hey Other:

You might be able to eat one square meal a day on $12.00. If you're
lucky enough to have an away from home hotel that offers a buffet, you
might get 2 meals. A lot of the travelers carry their food with them.

I think the SSA the engineers work under has a $20/day meal
allowance...Ruth's Chris all the way:)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2009

To ME,
If this is true, the $12.00 per day is really bad and the behind the
trainees is also really bad. However if an employee does not go with
this deal that is the end of their RR career. I wonder how a person
living away from home can eat on $12.00 per day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2009

Hello friends,

I would just like to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Labor
Day!

It's September 7, 2009.....Although I hate to say it, CSX Still SUCKS!

Name: ME
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2009

I got this the other day please tell what should i do??   PERMANENT
TRANSFER TO CORBIN/LOYALL, KY OR SELKIRK, NY

THE COMPANY IS OFFERING TO ALL CSXT TRAIN SERVICE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE IN
ACTIVE SERVICE ON AUGUST 27, 2009, ON THE DATE OF THIS BULLETIN,
(INCLUDING FURLOUGHED STATUS) AT THE ABOVE CSXT LOCATIONS LISTED AN
OPPORTUNITY TO PERMANENTLY TRANSFER TO CORBIN/LOYALL, KY OR SELKIRK,
NY.

VACANCIES BEING FILLED BY THIS TRANSFER NOTICE:

LOCATION              DISTRICT

CORBIN/LOYALL, KY     L&N CONSOLIDATED KENTUCKY
SELKIRK, NY           CR NORTHERN

CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS OF SERVICE, CSXT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
RESTRICT THE LOCATIONS TRAINMEN ARE SELECTED FROM, AND TO LIMIT THE
NUMBER OF TRANSFERS WHICH WILL BE GRANTED. APPLICATIONS WILL BE
ACCEPTED FROM CSXT TRAIN SERVICE EMPLOYEE IN ACTIVE SERVICE (INCLUDING
FURLOUGHED STATUS) FROM ALL LOCATIONS AND FROM THE CLASS OF SERVICE
SPECIFIED.

APPLICANTS MUST BE APPLYING FOR A MOVE OUTSIDE OF THEIR CURRENT
SENIORITY DISTRICT.

APPLICANTS WILL BE SELECTED BY LOCATION IN SENIORITY ORDER.  HOWEVER,
THE CARRIER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT APPLICANTS IF THEY HAVE ANY
FORMAL DISCIPLINE ASSESSED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS UNDER EITHER IDPAP OR
THE ABSENTEEISM POLICY.

TRAINMEN WHO ACCEPT THIS OFFER WILL FORFEIT HIS/HER CURRENT SENIORITY
AND WILL CONTINUE AT PRESENT RATE PROGRESSION LEVEL FOR PAY PURPOSES
AND VACATION ENTITLEMENTS ONLY ON THE NEW DISTRICT.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PERMANENT TRANSFER:

1. RELINQUISH ALL OPERATING CRAFT SENIORITY, INCLUDING CONDUCTOR/
   TRAINMEN, ENGINEER/FIREMEN AND YARDMASTER.

2. ESTABLISH TRAINMAN'S SENIORITY AT THE NEW TERRITORY UPON THE FIRST
   DATE OF QUALIFYING ON THE NEW TERRITORY AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
   ROSTER AND BEHIND ANY CURRENT TRAINEES.

3. RETAIN YEARS OF SERVICE FOR VACATION ENTITLEMENTS.

4. BE PAID TO QUALIFY ON THE NEW TERRITORY FOR UP TO 30 DAYS.

5. RECEIVE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION PER THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE;
     $1,000 UPON PROOF OF ARRIVING AT THE NEW LOCATION
     $2,000 UPON QUALIFYING ON THE NEW TERRITORY
     $4,000 12 MONTHS AFTER QUALIFYING
     $3,000 24 MONTHS AFTER QUALIFYING

6. APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR TRANSFER MUST REMAIN AT THE LOCATION THEY
   ARE CHOSEN FOR, SENIORITY PERMITTING, FOR TWO (2) YEARS.  DURING
THE
   TWO YEAR PERIOD, THE EXERCISING OF SENIORITY TO ANOTHER
CONSOLIDATED
   SENIORITY DISTRICT LOCATION IS ONLY PERMISSIBLE WHEN AN
APPLICANT'S
   SENIORITY DOES NOT PERMIT THEM TO REMAIN EMPLOYED AT THE INITIAL
   SUPPLY POINT.

7. REPORT TO THE NEW LOCATION WITHIN 10 DAYS OF NOTIFICATION.

8. IF A VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM IS OFFERED IN YOUR NEW SENIORITY
   DISTRICT AT SOME FUTURE DATE AND YOU REQUEST SEPARATION (AND SUCH
   REQUEST IS ACCEPTED BY THE COMPANY), THE COMPANY MAY DEDUCT ALL
   TRANSFER PAYMENTS RECEIVED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FROM SUCH FUTURE
   SEPARATION AGREEMENT.

9. BE PROVIDED MEAL ALLOWANCE (NOT TO EXCEED $12.00 PER DAY) AND
   COMPANY PROVIDED LODGING FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS.

10.BE ENTITLED TO CARRIER-PROVIDED LODGING FOR 30 DAYS.  LODGING AT
THE
   AWAY TERMINALS WILL BE PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE
   LABOR AGREEMENT.

NOTE: IN THE EVENT AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES THE BENEFITS UNDER THIS NOTICE
AND DOES NOT REMAIN AT THE LOCATION TO WHICH HE TRANSFERRED BY HIS OWN
ELECTION FOR A PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS, HE WILL BE REQUIRED TO
REIMBURSE THE COMPANY FOR THE MONETARY TRANSFER ALLOWANCES PAID TO HIM.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 September 2009

It's September 3, 2009.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: Lord SuckaLot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 September 2009

Dear mr. beenher2long 

I have known Mr. Gooden for many years and can assure you he is not a
liar or a cheater. You can ask anyone here at headquarters and they
will tell you so. We would never hire a liar or a cheater. 

Demand is hereby commanded that you cease and desist your utterly
disgusting slanderous banter. 

Thank you sir for your cooperation.  

Sincerely, I remain 

Lord Suckalot, Supreme Commander of Railroad Forces, CSX HQ

Name: Binheer2long
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2009

Yes, that is the same Clarence Gooden that Mike Ward covered some months
ago. Clarence is a hell of a nice guy but that does not excuse his
forgetting that he didn't complete his degree at UGA like he stated on
his resume.

I posted some time ago that any of us would be dismissed immediately
for padding the payroll or falsifying any document relating to our
employeement. I asked union officers if any appeals were planned of
investigations where employees were accused of misrepresenting
information. 

By misrepresenting his resume, did Clarence pad his payroll?

Guess what--no response from anyone on either side of this question.

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2009

Dear Sam- 

As a follow up, as I said I would, I emailed the two lawyers on
exposure RT claims and both responded that they have each handled 
cancer and brain tumor type cases from long term exposure to diesel and
other carcinogen cases and would definitely look at taking these type
claims.

I hope that, with the above, all your inquiries have been answered.

Take care,

Steve

Name: sam the slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2009

Bossman says ya guts ta be a good liar to get a high level zecutive job
on de railroad. A real gooden liar ya gots ta be. ah rocket scientist
an a blue blood Harverd boy? Muny talks an idiots walk as dey sez in
der bored room.  i got ta gits me a sheepskin n someday be chairman of
de bored. dont whip me fer being uppity masta. plez dont whip me. i iz
beggin ya masta, ya basterd liar.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2009

Isn't Gooden the same guy that lied on his resume?


CSX exec confident economy about to rebound

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Clarence Gooden, vice president of Sales and
Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer of CSX Transportation, Inc., was
the guest speaker at Monday's meeting of the Rotary Club of
Jacksonville.

A railroad executive since 1970, he has seen many cycles in his
industry and the economy. Gooden offered club members his predictions
for the future of all three.

"Chances are two-thirds of everything that's in your home was handled
by us or another railroad. That's everything from appliances to
electronics to plumbing fixtures to clothing. If you had a Corona beer
this past hot weekend, we hauled it," he said.

Railroads predict future economic trends based on the amount of raw
materials and finished goods that are being shipped. Based on the
volume of lumber and other building materials being shipped, Gooden
said he doesn't expect to see a recovery in that segment of the market
until 2012.

In terms of the automotive industry, Gooden said railroad shipping
volume is down but the federal "Cash for Clunkers" rebate program
reduced manufacturers' inventories from 77 days of available product
to 44 days.

"And today is the first day all auto plants are working in months.
Some of them are only on a five-day schedule, but it's better than it
was," said Gooden.

He predicted quicker recoveries for market segments including phosphate
(chemical fertilizer) and coal.

He also said CSX has maintained a strong philosophy of capital
investment in its road beds and other infrastructure -- $1.645 billion
this year alone.

"This economy will be back and when it's back we will have made the
investments needed," said Gooden.

(The preceding article by Max Marbut was published August 25, 2009, by
the Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record.)
August 27, 2009

Name: Sam the Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2009

Steve, you might also want to check out Intermodal gate &
trailer/container inspection/billing clerks - they also had to use
earphones when checking trucks into the ramp - ear shattering blasts
from the revving diesel trucks would blow out eardrums - some guys were
bleeding from the ears, others could not hear a thunderclap once away
from the phones. Ramps were designed with very little hearing safety in
mind, as are hump yards.  Hearing loss is another problem for engineers
working around loud noises from a locomotive. A lot of retired guys
have latent hearing losses - might take up to 5 years after retirement,
but eventually a significant number have partial to total hearing loss -
most definately work related.

Name: Binheer2long
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2009

Steve Gordon -- You might want to contact some past and present Train
Dispatchers from the Jacksonville office, rumor has it that there are
some significant hearing loss cases available account CSX using
Plantronic headsets that were designed for use with a 220 volt system
such as is used in Europe. The headsets were prone to delivering
percing screams into the users ears from time to time. 

Plantronics customer service reps told inquirers that the headsets CSX
used were not compatible to the US 110 volt standard and were not
recommended. Then it reportedly came to light that it was not the
headsets, but a noise arrester that the headsets plugged into. You
might contact some of the communications specialists in Jax for
details. 

Just a lead you might want to persue. I know there were preventative
settlements paid a few years ago, but some of the dispatchers chose to
opt out and now could have some major new claims. 

CSX knew about the problems with their communications systems and would
not go to outside specialists to fix it. All to save a dime.

Name: JASON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2009

I am posting this for the new bees who think they have it so tough on
the road, When i first hired in the 70,s we had bunk houses to take
rest at away from home terminals, Most were run by the YMCA ha ha what
a joke that was, A lot of them were set up like army barracks ya know a
bunch of guys sleeping in one big room with only a cloth curtain between
the bunks, The body noises were discusting to say the least, And the
wash rooms were also the same as a army boot camp barracks, 20 sinks in
a row and 20 toliets in a row and a the shower room was the same, 1 big
room with 20 shower heads so we could all see each other naked,, Yea
talk about no personal privacy on the railroad, Well thats how it was
ditto, And yes it sucked, I was the most happy person on the rr when
they closed those discusting filty rat holes and thats what they were
and some did not even have AC..... Yea man good ole railroading at its
best???? I should have slept in a box car, At least i would have had
some privacy.

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2009

Name: Sam the Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2009

Steve,

What would you classify as a "seriously injured" railroad employee?
(are you including diseases, psyche, toxic chemical exposure?)

Can you give specific examples of particular injuries or cases you
have
in mind?

How does the "loan to seriously injured employees" program work?
(what happens if the firm looses at trial?)

Has your firm had trial experience?  

Thanks. 

Sam
----------------------------

Dear Sam-

Thank you for your questions. I will address each of your questions
individually.

Question:What would you classify as a "seriously injured" railroad
employee?(are you including diseases, psyche, toxic chemical
exposure?)Can you give specific examples of particular injuries or
cases you havein mind?

Answer: Quite frankly all the discussions with the two lawyers as to
the types of injuries have all been involved around orthopedic injuries
in nature and have not involved exposure type situations. After I post
this, I will ask them. However, the types of injuries that have been
discussed, and that I know they have an expertise in, range from disk
herniations to the cervical and/or lumbar spine caused from whole body
vibration (WBV); knee & ankle wear and tear from uneven ballast or
ballast that should be smaller in size rather than larger; shoulder
repetitive trauma seen, for example, in switchmen; and carpal & ulnar
(elbow) tunnel syndrome. By the term "seriously injured", it is meant
that the person cannot return back to his craft.

Question: How does the "loan to seriously injured employees" program
work? (what happens if the firm looses at trial?.

Answer: In some states, it is permissible for an attorney to actually
advance monies to clients while the client's case is pending to pay
"necessaries". Necessaries can mean food, shelter, and other staples.
In these cases, the lawyers sit down with the client and review the
client's bills and there previous income. The advances, in the case of
Gordon & Elias, L.L.P. are mad interest free and without recourse. That
is, if the client does not receive money from the claim, they have no
obligation to pay it back. It is, in essence, considered like all the
other expenses put out in the prosecution of the client's case. There
is no obligation for a lawyer to do this and the hiring of a lawyer
should not be based upon this. It is simply, we believe an added
benefit of being a Gordon & Elias client. If the firm loses at trial,
there is no obligation to pay it back. It is, in the trues sense: "No
recovery....then no fees or expenses are paid".

Question: Has your firm had trial experience? 

Answer: Gordon & Elias has never tried a cumulative case as we have
NEVER taken one and, absent these two lawyers, would not begin now.
Each of these two lawyers have tried cumulative/repetitive trauma
claims in many states and, perhaps more importantly, have successfully
handled and settled MANY cumulative cases. For me personally, I have
only had to try one FELA case to  verdict. As with all personal injury
cases, the key to "winning" is working as hard as one can in the
"discovery" phase of the case to make the railroad (or whoever the
defendant is) believe that, if they go to trial, they will lose and
they will lose significantly. IF there is not a reasonable settlement
offer, then you should go to trial and make sure to show up sober
(Joke!). But, if you work up the case properly, the case should settle.
Remember this- "There's never a horse that's never been rode and
there's never been a man that's never been throwed". Translation= A
reasonable settlement offer should be accepted because you never know
what a jury will do for sure. Lawyers that say they have never lost a
case at trial, simply (1) have not tried a lot of cases or (2) are
lying. I have lost cases I should have won and won cases I should have
lost and all in between.

The issue with cumulative/trauma claims are that the railroads must
take the posture they are BS. Because, if they do not, they are afraid
the floodgates of litigation will overcome them. No question the
railroads have had "personal" knowledge that, for instance, the
engine vibration and the seats cause vibration spinal injuries. The
lawyers we have teamed up with have all they relevant documents to
prove this and they do not have to "re-invent" the wheel as they were
some of the few lawyers that invented the wheel to begin with (at least
as to repetitive claims.

I hope this email answers your questions.

Steve

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2009

Dear All- 

I am proud to announce to you that the our firm has partnered with two
totally separate law firms for the sole purpose of handling what is
called repetitive or cumulative trauma [RT FELA Claims] FELA claims.
Historically, the firm of Gordon & Elias, L.L.P., has only allowed
itself to be hired for "one time" FELA traumatic events. This is true
for two reasons: (1) First, we have always thought that, if we cannot do
the best job possible for the injured worker, then we did not want to
allow ourselves to be hired by them. I can tell you the RT FELA claims,
even though they are asserted under FELA, are, in fact, very difficult
to develop and it is required, in our opinion, to have a level of
expertise that we did not have. Some lawyers simply take everything
that walks in the door but in the end that does not, we feel anyway,
benefit the client; and (2) the client gets what we feel is very
important and that is what we call the Gordon & Elias, L.L.P.
experience. Specifically, they get the cell phones of the lawyers that
are handling their claim and, where ethically permitted to do so,
Gordon & Elias advances them money on their case interest free. This is
a very large commitment but, we feel, is a necessary commitment so the
worker can pay their bills during the pendency of the claim. We have
always thought that the most seriously injured claimants want to make a
claim but, because of their economic responsibilities, cannot afford to
do it. 

The two lawyers are in separate areas of the United States and that
means their experience is each limited to specific railroads. The CSX
"expert" is David Lockard and we are exceedingly proud that he has
chosen us to work with. We will work with him in all cases where G&E is
hired and that will provide, in essence, two law firms on the client's
case for the same attorneys' fee as one firm. This, we feel is also a
benefit to the client for many obvious reasons.

There you have it and if someone has any further questions, please feel
free to call me directly at 1-800-773-6770. I hope no one ever needs our
services but, if you do, we would respectfully ask that you at least
give us a chance to explain why we feel we would be your best choice.

Sincerely,

Steve Gordon

Name: Jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2009

You guys are losers. CSX isn't a bad railroad. Every single company in
the world (including every single railroad) has its mistakes, flaws,
errors, accidents, etc. Why make fun of CSX? They're not bad. If you
want to talk about a bad railroad, talk about Canadian National(CN).
They have derailments almost weekly and have abandoned 3000 miles of
track since 1992. They are also the cause of at least one VIA Rail
accident which claimed 2 lives. CN is the one that sucks, not CSX.

Name: average joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2009

rrj

i really dont think i am a racist brother i just know that the job
market that i applied in well that town has a collective african
amrican count of 3 in the entire population so yes that is why i said
the things i did 
no i got the job and was never called kinda felt like i was all dressed
up and no where to go you know so no im not racist until it comes to a
large corp. trying to get there affermitave action quetes off of my
small town

all you guys reading black and white know its an insult to us all if a
person gets a job because of their race

black people dont want to pull the race card just niggers
black people have skills and are just as ashamed as thier nigger
counterparts as we white people are of our trailer trash white people

all im say is if there was two white guys in bibs interviewing 400+ 
black men and 2 white men for 2 jobs who do you think they would pick
if you were a black man tryin to get a job in a white town

that is how i felt they i got the congratulations letter lol
well give you a job 
BULLSHIT 
so yes csx does suck 
from tennessee 
all the fuckin way to lakeland florida

Name: Sam the Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2009

Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2009

Those of you that think Mgt is a butt sucking outfit will always feel
that way, why would you not! you hear it every day, same bull, over
time you buy in and go along with the crowd.
*********************************************************
No true, for me.  I never said M&Ms were a bunch of butt suckers. I
said they were a bunch of coch suckers. There is a difference. Butt
suckers go along with the plan - butt sucking is their way of showing
tacit mindless decision making approval of their idiot superiors.  Coch
suckers need more. Much more. They have a strong overwhelming desire for
power for the sake of power, abuse for the sake of abuse,  and for the
needy feeling of belonging to the all important executive hatchet club,
so they go the extra mile that is required. (Swallowing is optional,
unless they want extra brownie points - like time off for Christmas).  
   

Heck every group loves to kick someone. This my friend is why TM's and
other mgt so often  come from outside, no where else to go. kinda sad.
****************************************************
Horseshit. If a Union man was afraid of everything that was ever said
about him or her, they'd never leave the front porch. Not so with the
ego maniac management clan. There biggest fear is that someone is
criticizing their judgement. OH MY GOD. There, I said it. The cat is
out of the bag. Please dont beat me masta, please dont beat me.... 

There are thousands of union men who could do ten times a better job
than any M&M you can name, and who are fiercely loyal to the success of
the Railroad, and the Company knows it. Corporate does not pick from the
Union because they are scared to death of Union men -  scared to death
someone will tell them more about how to manage a railroad in one hour
than a thousand butt licking managers could possibly ever learn in 100
years. 

Call it negative if you want, but a fact is a fact. You have Mastas and
you have slaves, and that's the way they like it. It's called class
denigradation - alive and well in America railroading.  Sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2009

ATTITUDE, If you read back you can see it. Failure to attain and
maintain an acceptable attitude will continue to defeate the rank and
file at every turn. 
I did see the big dog of the afl/cio (SIC) Trumpka I think was his
name. He made sense with a very positive and targerted stance. I kinda
liked his approach. That is how it works, negative crap just hold's
one back. Laugh if you want, work until you can no longer work who
cares the RR does not. Just remember when you can get the RR checks for
free you will need to deduct that from the big check and see how cheap
you are really working. You will be sitting in a side track, making big
money and miss the very best years of your life.

Those of you that think Mgt is a butt sucking outfit will always feel
that way, why would you not! you hear it every day, same bull, over
time you buy in and go along with the crowd. Heck every group loves to
kick someone. This my friend is why TM's and other mgt so often  come
from outside, no where else to go. kinda sad.

Name: Sam the Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2009

That's right NoMo.  I always said that the only basics you need to move
onward and upward in railroad management was a nose, pair of lips, and
an anus. Only blind butchers need apply.  Window washing, coffee
fetching, and laundry pickup training is preferred. Otherwise, no
experience necessary.

Name: PC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2009

Where I work CSX called back 15 or so furloughs in early July and now
they're all cut off again. The boards are cut back down and there is
almost never a rested engineer or switchman on the board.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2009

Who says I'm leaving? I might just stick around till I'm 70. It's to
much fun watching management screw things up. It's to much fun seeing
beads of sweat pour out of them after they get their arses reamed out
because a customer had to shut down production because of
mismanagement. It's to much fun having them tell us how to switch out
cars. It's to much fun seeing trains sitting idle no crews to run them
because there rotting in hotels for 24+ hours while at home the boards
are exhausted. You have to admire their illogical logic to bypass the
new HOS and required rest the solution is keep crews in hotels for 24+
hours then it doesn't apply "poof" there goes the 6&2 or 7&3.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2009

Hey Friend:

Experienced men are a threat to all the Frat boys. They have learned
through experience the ins and the outs of the business...a couple of
years on the rocks is most enlightening. 

The men that do move up to management are either yes men and fit nicely
into the clique or they tell it like it is and badgered back on their
seniority...in either case the company loses. 

This "Corporate Culture" runs through all levels of management and
explains the obvious lack of critical thinking to even simple problems.
All the college boys don't have a clue and the men that know better are
more interested in ingratiating themselves by agreeing with their
bosses. Most, if not all these men are insecure and have never, nor
will ever have an original thought as managers. They have all learned a
valuable lesson from early on...that being, don't rock the boat.

Take heart in knowing that CSX is not the only company with such a
"Corporate Culture". You only have to look back over the last nine
months or so at the banks, investment firms and industrial firms like
GM to see similar cultures and similar results!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2009

RRJ--- will not be the only one leaving the CSX. Employees thru out the
company will leave in MASS. CSX is poised to address the loss of
experience, and today is a perfect opportunity for those with
experience and many years left to work, to move into Management and do
very well. The Boomers are leaving, just as they were hired in a bunch.
If you are now working with 5 years of service --Your Seniority will
skyrocket in the next 5 years. Play nice and you could be a terminal
manager or an engineer on the best run's. Just the way it has always
worked.--- Hire in at the right time run the City Of New Orleans, Hire
in a year later retire off the local.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2009

Something wrong when you talk about a management void through
retirements.  Anybody down there ever asked why more contract
(EXPERIENCED) people don't move up, or move up then take their tools
back????????  UPS doesn't hire supervisors off of the street, they
promote from within.  If there is a management void in JAX, it's their
own fault.  The real crisis will come later when CSX has completely
"reorganized" management so that everyone up top is a lawyer or an
economist, and evenly split between women, men, african-american,
hispanic, non-hispanic, or non-hispanic pacific-islander not
originating from any of the native north american people, or asian, or
asian that might have originated from the extreme northern eskimo
tribes of North America, middle eastern, european, but only if it is a
small amount of anglo-saxon; and finally, and damn we had to include
it....WHITE.  Ooops, not to forget gay or lesbian...even better if
living with a life partner and adopted children.

Lower level management will include trainmasters off the street whose
only knowledge of rr operations is the o-test book of tickets they
carry around in their pants pocket.  Moving freight efficiently will be
a non-requirement as experience has been removed as a requirement for
management.

Reading that article makes you think of a woman that never bathes or
shaves, and then has less enough sense to wonder aloud why no one will
go out with her!!!  Make a few simple changes, and people will be lined
up at her door.

CSX...making money in spite of themeselves!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2009

Hey Trainmaster/Stupidvisor <1:

You'ld have a lot more credibility if you could spell or could figure
out how to use spell check..."bithes"! Are you from Lafayette, IN?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2009

Well Now's your chance, CSX-SUX elite...NoMo Gillerain, JG Molter, ETC,
ETC,

 Complainers, bithes, etc, time to step up and change the world....

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2009

I saw this on the UTU website and wanted to share it at the time, but
alas, our beloved website was broke...I think we all agree that CSX
isn't facing an upper management void, they already have one!



CSX facing void in upper management
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The good news for job seekers is that there will
be plenty of employment opportunities available in Jacksonville. The
bad news is that the availability will occur over the next 5-7 years,
The Daily Record reported. 
Both private and public industries are bracing for the retirement of a
substantial portion of their workforces, and some industries are
worried that the hiring pool won't be replenished at the same rate as
people will be retiring. 

"It's startling, the amount of industrial knowledge that will be
going out the door in the next 5-7 years," said Barbara Hamilton, CSX
contract staffing and training. "That will be hard to recover from
because this is an industry where you don't learn quickly. You
gradually acquire knowledge through training and experience." 

CSX Corporation is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal
and rail-to-truck services. The Jacksonville-based company that employs
about 34,000 people has created a transportation network that connects
its customers to ports, production and distribution centers and markets
across the Eastern United States. 

The company is faced with losing 40-45 percent of its management staff
of about 4,000 employees over the next 5-7 years, but they are creating
programs to recruit and develop the employees that will fill those
positions. CSX is also working to develop a workforce that reflects the
diversity of the communities in which it operates. 

"The majority of our employees have traditionally been white males,"
said Hamilton. "It's a heavy industry. Riding on trains, maintaining
tracks and building structures and maintaining and building equipment
is physically demanding work. Railroading wasn't a career that
appealed to women. We have begun to change that culture and in 2000
four percent of our employees were women, but in 2006 that number
jumped to six percent. Management is 22 percent women." 

CSX has developed more than 20 inclusion groups and councils which
promote diversity. They are involved in community service and
recruitment for CSX. Councils are created geographically, and are
located in Jacksonville, Atlanta, Louisville, Florence, Chicago,
Huntington, Baltimore, Tampa and other locations. Inclusion groups are
part of the councils and they have been created for African-Americans,
Asian-Americans, Hispanics, Young Professionals, Women's Network,
Military, Working Parents and Adults Caring for Elders. 

The Jacksonville headquarters also hosts an annual inclusion forum each
spring, which allows CSX employees to participate in a series of
executive and leadership panel discussions, social networking events,
workshops and study circles. 

"They say that creating a culture of inclusion is a journey," said
Michael Ward, CSX CEO. "At CSX, we're committed to fostering
innovation, collaboration and risk-taking. We've built coaching and
inclusion into our core competencies and as a result, we are now seeing
this new culture emerge." 

The company is recruiting in different ways in an effort to prepare for
the transition including management training for current employees and
college recruitment programs to give students a chance to see if CSX
"is the right fit for them." 

The company has also been losing union skilled laborers to retirement
in large numbers for the last decade and Hamilton hasn't noticed an
increase in skilled laborers to replace those that have reached
retirement. 

"Due to the economy, we haven't been hiring union workers during the
last nine months because we've had to furlough some of our workers,"
said Hamilton. "Once the economy picks up, we will be very, very
competitive for that limited market of skilled labor. We've kept good
relationships with those we've had to furlough because when we open
the spigot again, we want to hit the ground running." 

Private industry isn't alone with worries about an aging workforce
that looks to retire soon. JEA, the eighth largest community-owned
electric utility in America, is also preparing for the retirement of a
substantial portion of its workforce. 

"Our employee outreach includes Workforce readiness programs and
working with the engineering program at the University of North
Florida," said Gerri Boyce, spokesperson for JEA. "Participation in
the apprentice programs hasn't been as good as it has been in the past
because people can't afford to spend the necessary time to learn the
skills of the job before they can make the bigger money once they
graduate." 

A generation gap may also affect the restocking of skilled labor,
according to a spokesperson from a workforce development agency. 

"The next generation of workers that has been raised playing video
games instead of being outside with dad helping to fix the car is going
to have a tough time with physical skilled labor," said Candace Moody,
vice president of communications at Worksource. "On the other hand,
the skilled labor that does have the experience with machinery may find
it difficult to adjust to using computers in jobs they used to do by
hand." 

As unemployment rates continue to climb, job seekers may want to
consider delving into one of the many repair fields, Moody suggested. 

"You can't offshore a repair job," said Moody. "People will always
need someone to fix things, so there is always going to be job security
in that field." 

(The preceding article by Joe Wilhelm Jr. was published August 6, 2009,
by the Jacksonville Daily Record.) 
 
August 6, 2009


As proof I offer the following evidence of the current upper
management... 
  
            http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80722828/

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2009

First off I never post on every section on this website. I'll make an
exception in this case. 

Average Joe

You say you're not racist. You used the "N" word right from the
start. You got hired then got furloughed. Join the club. Just about
everyone who got hired the past year some have been working longer
longer have been furloughed. It's the economy if you couldn't figure
that one out seeing you state you have a college degree. No, instead
you decided to rant and rave about if more blacks were at that hiring
session you wouldn't of got the job. 

I'm going to repeat something no one wants to read. When a lot of us
hired on the railroad we were furloughed at times. Some of us got
furloughed on a regular basis because of seasonal business. Some were
furloughed for years. It's not a new concept that the railroads have
devised like outsourcing and downsizing. It's a matter of waiting your
turn to get enough seniority till you can hold a regular job. Nothing
hidden in it, it's plain and simple. I guess it's a type of weeding
out those who'll stay and be dedicated and those who'll move on. 

All you did was join the pity party club. Those who feel how unfair it
is. Those who wish all those oldheads would retire. Staying on the
railroad is up to the individual either they can handle it or not it
doesn't make a difference to the railroad. Those that are furloughed
the statistics are only 10% will return. Maybe you belong to that club.

Name: Binheer2long
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2009

I ain't drunk, just got a hellova start on a hangover.

                                           Bintherelongago

Name: average joe
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Posted: 02 August 2009

well we all sit back and take it in the ass 
i got a job with csx back in october and still no fuckin job
yeah two niggers interviewed me thank god there were any other brothers
there other than them or i wouldnt have even got the fuckin imaginary
job offer in the first place so here is what i say  fuck affirmative
action and fuck csx 
and all other companies and colleges who discriminate agianst white men
and women
dont act like you dont know
you have all seen it 
i know i come off as racist but i am really not all im sayin is that if
i was a black guy getting the job where i was supp0sed to go to work i
would have my fucking imaginary goddamn house paid for by now i guess
its my college that fuckin holds me back or the fact that my daddy
didnt work for the railroad i dont know
so there 
fuck it most of you all are well 
you knew someone so you got your job and fuck everybody else

Name: Binheer2long
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Posted: 01 August 2009

"There is no reason to try and reason with the unreasonable."

                                                 Binheer2long

Name: 
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Posted: 01 August 2009

Anyone who would pick Sarah Palin as a VP needs to have a complete
psychiatric medical evaluation before holding public office.  

I think the word is narcissistic. Probably 'stupid' would also fit,
but she might get invited to the White House for beers. 

McCain may be a hero, but he is dumber than crapcakes when it comes to
VP picks. The media fried his pick, and the public was laughing and
snickering all day, every day. 

McCain is lucky he had a Senate seat to fall back on -  with a pick
like Palin, his judgement is very questionable to say the least.

Name: NoMo
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Posted: 30 July 2009

Hey KS:

You're right about Rush Limbaugh...he's a wind bag and doesn't like
anybody or anything that doesn't agree with him. 

There are others on both sides of the issue...talking heads, that I
believe are only in it for the money. One that comes to mind is Ann
Coulter...Rush's Yin, She grew up in the same town I did and went to
school with my brother...she ain't changed much except become rich.

You may not agree with McCain's politics but he's a hero; any other
time and he might have been elected. Palin is probably a nice person,
a little flaky in my opinion and a lousy choice as a VP candidate.

In three years who knows...Rush just might be running or waddling
for President!

Name: KS
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2009

Guess i  am to young to know about this macarthy guy you talk about but
i do know about that fat ass blow bag rush limbaugh,,, It makes me sick
just to see him let alone listen to all the venom he puts out as he
seems always aginst union workers to the point of him calling unions a
form of communism and blaming union workers for the fall of the big
companys and he never mentions the corprate greed.

He has no fellings at all to the common worker and he took the cake
when he put down michel j fox saying he was faking his so called
illness, i am surprised rush is not on a hit list and all his ditto
heads believe everything he says,,,, rush is the typical die hard right
wing nut case republican, Do as i say not as i do.

I am glad his boy mac got a good clock cleaning in the election and do
not forget mac& palin were anti labor anti railroad too...

Name: Sam the Slave
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Posted: 28 July 2009

McCarthy was a political show boat who devised the commie hearings as a
way to bring himself and his party notariety, and perpetual
re-election. It worked, but at a huge social cost. He was the
Republican party version of the Great Crusade and the Salem Witch
Trials all rolled into one.  

During the late 40s and early 50s, the general public was ripe for
hysteria with post WWII nazi/kamikazi stress syndrome and of course the
Bomb falling into the hands of the rabid demon-commies who were plotting
to nuke every baby boomer bedroom community from the Catskill mountains
to the Rio Grande. 

McCarthy succeeded in destroying thousands of perfectly legitimate
businesses and many more thousands of lives of innocent Americans - all
for McCarthy's maniac egoism and his party's blood lust for money and
power.    

And, guess who was McCarthy's right hand committee man?  
Richard Nixon, crookedest man in history of the White House. So there
you go.    

Republican party politics have had a 20th century penache for
attracting the sleaziest scum buckets to run for public office - they
are of recent past particularly known for recruiting from the sewers.
Remember low gas prices during  Bush Sr.'s term, and how gas prices
suddenly spiked after he visited the Saudi's - and the economy dove
into recession? Fast forward to Bush, Jr. Oil & gas prices were low,
until Bush, Jr. had a few visits with the Saudi's..... and gas prices
zoomed into orbit. And now here we are - enjoying the worst global
financial meltdown since the Great Depression. Oh, and let's  not
forget Raygun Reagan and Raygunomics - another mega- colosal screw up
who could not remember his own name unless mentioned with Bonzo.  

Thankfully, American Democracy is still at work - for once, American
voters - especially the usually apethetic voter - stepped up and
elected a fundamentally good and decent man - Barack Obama -  for the
top job.    

Today the new Joe McCarthy is Rush Limbaugh - sleaze master of the air
waves spewing forth hate, paranoia, and mountains of lies fabricated
from thin air - all complete bullshit designed only to generate
advertising money to support Loonbaugh's drug addiction and the
Republican Party mantra "Up with the very rich - fuck everyone else".


I get a big LOL whenever anyone comes out of their schzo-phrenic closet
and babbles on about great guy Joe McCarthy. It's like re-surrecting
Adolf Hitler and commiserating over what a lovable guy he was for the
kiddies. Dr. Mengale, the medical baby-butcher of Auschweitz,  was his
right hand man. So there you go.

Name: NoMo
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Posted: 27 July 2009

In regard to the mainstream media...in general the media tends to be
left of center, protecting their 1st Amendment right. However, all
outlets reflect the views of their publisher or owner.

As an example I'll cite Fox New which reflects the political bent of
it's owner Rupert Murdoch; a conservative and one of the richest men
in the world.  

All successful politicians have one thing in common, support of the 
media. It's a sad commentary that citizens and voters in the US are
unable to make decisions for themselves and allow a few media moguls to
manipulate their views.

McCarthy's legacy speaks for its self...with the exception of North 
Korea there are no true Communist countries left. Every water course
will eventually find it's way to the sea...some meanders just take
longer than others...I often wonder where our meander will take us!

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2009

Cond 30+

It's called getting an education. I guess you must rely on someone to
tell you their twisted opinions so you can form yours. Everyting I've
stated is fact. Numerous books have been written about the subject.
There's a place called a library which for free you can get books to
read. I never stated there wasn't any communist. A lot of peoples
lives were destroyed because of black listing over gossip and nothing
more. It only took someone to mention your name to save their own arse.
If you call that the American way then I guess your a communist. It
appears Bush tried to start up his own version of black listing with
Homeland Security. Hey if I don't like my neighbor or a fellow worker
it only takes a phone call to put them under goverment scrutiny as a
suspected terrorist.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2009

If the [mainstream] press is left-leaning, why do the newspapers have a
"Business" section, but not a "Labor" section? Why is every dispute
between labor and management portrayed as labor being selfish and
greedy, and management being a victim or greedy workers who always want
MORE??

Classic example: a few years ago the NYC subway & transit workers went
on strike over x-mas. Look up the articles, then find out what was
really going on.

As always, the press is just as left leaning as the giant
multi-national corporations that OWN the press.

Name: 
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Posted: 26 July 2009

Engineer 30+
         Have you ever read anything on your own or are you just
spewing back all of the innacuracies you have heard over the years?
        Joe McCarthy revealed that there were real Commies who had
slipped into the goverment. The press (left leaning then as now) tried
to destroy him before he did harm to their socialist/communist views.
An acoholic and skirt chaser, sure but so am I and about 50% of your
fellow railroaders. Mccarthyism helped save the country(at least until
this Marxist was elected to the White House)

Name: NoMo
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Posted: 26 July 2009

Do I see a parallel between McCarthyism and Ingramism?

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2009

slack action

Your grandmother worked for Hoover during the mid '50s. That was sad
an interesting times in this country. Most likely during the "Black
Listing" era. During McCarthyism which Hoover and the FBI played a
significant role  that was a dark period in our history. Our freedoms
of beliefs were being curtailed. Most of the people who were black
listed were innocent even if a person was a card carrying communist the
constitution gaurenteed that right. Most were accused for allegedly
attending communist party meetings back in the '30s during the
depression. The back lash for those accused brought before the Senate
Committee  on UnAmerican activities was being forced to name names in
return for lenient treatment. Hollywood screen writers, actors,
directors suffered the most. It went on to those in goverment. It
finally ended when McCarthy started accusing the military who fought
back and he lost. Turns out McCarthy was an alcoholic and skirt chaser
which destroyed him politically.

Name: CSX Blow
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Posted: 25 July 2009

I think I would croak one day if the CSX Sucks picture section got
updated. I will probably retire in 24 years and after that it will get
updated...LOL

Name: slack action
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Posted: 25 July 2009

RRJ:  you are right about Hoover.  My grand mother worked for him during
the mid 50's back in New York.  He did hate the Kennedy's but she did
not know anything about the cross dressing thing at the time because it
was very hush, hush.  She did say that the contact that she did have
with him was okay... But all of the agents thought he was a little
weird,,,

Name: NoMo
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Posted: 25 July 2009

Hey RRJ:

We'll find out about Hoffa being buried at Giants Stadium soon enough.
I think the Giants are getting a new stadium next year and that Giants
Stadium is scheduled to be demolished shortly thereafter!

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2009

NoMo

Like the Kennedys had a lot of room to talk when they too had
connections to the mafia with Sam Giancana. The rumors of voter
corruption in Chicago in 1960. Joe Kennedy made his fortune being a rum
runner during prohibition. Wether younger Bobby knew the facts is
speculation. Those were strange times. We had our own secret police led
by the cross dressing J Edgar Hoover. Who went after the Kennedys with a
vengence. The CIA hated the Kennedys because after the Bay of Pigs
disaster he wanted to curtail or dismantle it. Jack Kennedy had a lot
of enemies it's still one of the greatest mysteries on who assasinated
the 35th president. Mafia, FBI, or CIA? Hoffa too is a mystery that
might never be solved just 2 years ago they were still searching with a
dig at a horse farm outside of Detroit. I still like the Playboy
interview with a hit man years ago who on a death bed confession stated
Hoffa was under concrete on the 50 yard line at the Meadowlands.

Name: NoMo
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Posted: 24 July 2009

Hoffa did do a lot for the union workers...up until Bobby Kennedy
got after him, then he became a liability to the union and the powers
to be, whom ever that was.

Nobody will ever know what really happened to him, if anything. The
authorities don't even have a body. Back in those days organized crime
liked to make examples out of their enemies...it's hard to be a
example when they can't find you...or your body!

In my opinion, it's wrong to condemn Hoffa, Jr. for what his father
may have done.

There remains a pall over union leadership though, both the UTU and
BLEt have had their share of shady characters recently. The truism,
about power corrupting and absolute power, corrupts absolutely
continues to be proven daily.

Name: 
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Posted: 24 July 2009

RRJ,
Jimmy Hoffa was not a hero, nore is his son. Any good that has ever
been done by this family is equal to the good done by the Capone
family. On the backs of a few working men. Those that produce will
always be taken advantage of by those that do not produce.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2009

I think people are comparing Hoffa to his father. If the rumors are
correct then Jimmy Hoffa was murdered by the mafia. Why would his son
go in that direction? That doesn't make sense. I think his father was
a great man who did a lot for union workers in this country.

Name: Sam the Slave
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Posted: 23 July 2009

Yes, but that don't mean he's clean by any means. 

You seen "The Departed" by Scorsese? Hoffa could easily be a man of
many faces, and the Feds could easily be supporting and covering for
him for any one of a thousand different reasons. Sometimes fiction
blurs with reality, and movies borrow heavily from real life. 

One thing I know about union politics - things are NEVER as they seem
to be on the surface. A person with Hoffa's background and connections
does not get that high up - and stay there -  without some assistance
from the Man.  

I particularly liked the last scene with the rat - where the rat runs
along a balcony fence - then pauses - then runs the rest of the way
across the fence and disappears. Great movie. Masta might not like it
though - too many bad guys buy the one way ticket.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2009

Hoffa and the IBT were under federal appointed watch dogs for over 10
years. The one thing the IBT doesn't want is for that to happen again.
So, the old mind set that the international offices are mafia controlled
is a thing of the past. I'm sure there are IBT locals in places like
New York and New Jersey that still have corruption. The feds and the
IBT have been dillagent on cleaning house.

Name: NoMo
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Posted: 21 July 2009

The names and faces may change, but the song will remain the same!

    http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=48068

Name: Sam the Slave
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2009

John W. Babler, Victor Baffoni, James R. Cumby and Constantino A.
Iannone.....sounds like a list of mafia hit men. Carpenters and
painters? 

CSX just announced a 20% decline in revenue, gigantic job cuts,  most
recent quarter over last. And the stock price went up??
Hmmmmm.  
Sounds like more stock market hanky panky to me.
Ya'll be carefull of Masta who be twitchin dem money mirrors. 

Anyone in political office is always a target for someone else.  Lotsa
inter-union politics going on for a long time.  Won't be suprised if
Hoffa dont come out King of the Hobos. Then the Feds and the Corporate
dog sniffers will be out lookin for Son of Frankenstein,again. Scary
Movie #23 and counting.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2009

Cond 30+

Get your facts straight. You shouldn't mention issues you know nothing
about. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Hoffa kicked out
President Hahs of the BLE(T) for using union funds to pay for his
families travel expensises on trips that were supposedly union business
and using Cleveland Cavilier tickets at his own discresion which were
paid for with union funds.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2009

UTU catches and kicks out the crooks. BLE led by a guy named Hoffa could
care less.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2009

Four UTU VPs removed from office 

CLEVELAND – Four UTU International vice presidents have been removed
from office by a decision of the Executive Board after having been
found guilty of violating the UTU constitution. 
John W. Babler, Victor Baffoni, James R. Cumby and Constantino A.
Iannone were found guilty by the Executive Board of acting “in
opposition to the established policy of the UTU” and having “usurped
the authority of the [UTU] President in violation of [their] duty as a
UTU officer.” 

The four Executive Board members, who were unanimous in their decision,
included James A. Huston, chairperson; and members Joe A. Boda, John
Risch and Stephen T. Dawson. The board said it reached its decision
after reviewing 1,065 pages of transcript and other documents,
recordings and exhibits. 

Numerous charges were brought by rank-and-file members on Feb. 29,
2008. The board declined to remove the four convicted International
vice presidents from membership, ruling that such an action is “beyond”
the board’s constitutional power. 

Identical charges against two other International vice presidents and a
former UTU national legislative director – brought at the same time as
charges against the four who were convicted -- were not heard by the
Executive Board. 

Former International Vice Presidents Roy G. Boling and John D.
Fitzgerald retired prior to the charges being heard, and former
National Legislative Director James R. Brunkenhoefer died prior to the
charges being heard. 

The charges brought against the seven were that they had: 

• Engaged in dual unionism because they had placed personal interests
and the interests of another union, the Sheet Metal Workers
International Association (SMWIA), ahead of the interests of the UTU,
which was contrary to their oaths of office; 

• Conspired to withhold vital information regarding the merger from the
membership and were acting as agents of the SMWIA; 

• Acted outside the scope of their authority as outlined in the UTU
constitution in their repeated attempts to usurp the powers of the UTU
president to interpret the union's constitution and to oversee the
affairs of the union, and refused to adhere to official policies
established by the union's chief executive officer; and, 

• Violated the UTU constitution and their fiduciary duty by advocating
against negotiating a SMART constitution (the constitution to govern a
merged UTU and SMWIA, which was to be known as the International
Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, or
SMART), and conducting a new referendum vote on the merger, following a
federal court order halting its implementation based on a finding that
critical misrepresentations had been made prior to the first
referendum. 

It was also alleged that those charged had made negotiations with the
SMWIA - to write a SMART constitution, as suggested by a federal court
- “impossible” because the SMWIA's general president “believed he did
not have to deal” with the UTU’s International president. 

The four convicted officers may appeal the decision under provisions of
Article 26 of the UTU constitution. 

To read the Executive Board’s nine-page decision, dated July 10 and
released on July 13, click here. 
 
July 15, 2009

Name: RRJ
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Posted: 17 July 2009

July 15, 2009 CSX stock closes at $36.95. The rest of the week will it
stablize or continue to climb? Has it gone high enough for a sell off?
Next week it'll be back down to $30-$32 a share. It isn't normal for
a corporations stock to climb that quickly not in this economy. To many
issues left to be resolved for an economic rebound. This is just more
Wall Street greed. Until the SEC or the goverment stops this short
buying/selling of large blocks of shares of corporations this country
and the world ecomony is in for a long haul downturn.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2009

CSX stock did go up $2.26 a share yesterday, but it's most likely
artificial inflation. CSX did beat Wall Street expectations and Wall
Street financial investing firms are going to cash in on it. They'll
most likely continue jacking up the price till friday come monday
they'll sell off walking away with the profit. This has been going on
for the past 4 months. It's hurt the heck out of us buying CSX stock
in our 401K or employee stock programs. I'm in for the long haul
having invested my entire portfolio in CSX when it was at $23.84 back
in March. Having been on the railroad all these years even in difficult
times it's made money. The transportation industry is the arteries for
the blood flow of this nation if nothing is moving it's a bad sign.
Railroads are viable since they haul needed commodities that the
trucking industry isn't capable of like coal and grain. Trucking
companies are working with railroads to ship containers and goods then
the trucks short haul them within a given region instead of cross
country. The railroads at one time tried to compete with the trucking
industry by buying or forming their own trucking divisions it was a
disaster. Corporations should stay in the business of what they know
best instead of wasting money on ventures that were purely greed based
which during the '90s flopped.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2009

Hey Con 1-10:

Yeah...your right, beating expectations...whose expectations? Wall
Street's, that's who. Who do you think advises the Analyst's?
Management perhaps...do you think it might be possible that management
deliberately low balls the numbers. Remember, their bonuses are based
largely on stock price and other financial performance measures.

One final question, whose best interest is it to keep manpower cut to
the bear minimum?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2009

In " days of yore", the country wasn't in the middle of the worst
economy since the Depression.  How many trucking companies are turning
a profit at all, compared to a likely billion plus for this year for
CSX.  The bump in stock price is due to beating expectations, and
anticipated future growth.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2009

CSX announces their 2nd quarter results and the stock price ends
the day up $2.26/share. 

This is a perfect example of the corporate spin machine...in days of
yore, results like this would cost the stock 20% of it value and caused
management to feel the heat!




CSX Announces Second Quarter Results 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 

Second Quarter Highlights:



Earnings per share at 78 cents; 72 cents from continuing operations 


Productivity and cost cutting efforts continue


Operating income at $582 million and operating ratio at 73.4%


Safety levels strong, contributing to favorable casualty reserve
adjustment
CSX Corporation [NYSE: CSX] today announced second quarter earnings of
$308 million, or 78 cents a share, versus $385 million, or 93 cents a
share, last year. Excluding the impact of discontinued operations
related to The Greenbrier resort, earnings per share from continuing
operations declined 24 percent from 95 cents to 72 cents.

Second quarter revenues of $2.2 billion were down 25 percent from the
prior year, primarily due to a 21 percent decline in volume and lower
fuel surcharge recovery. Volumes continued to decline across the board,
although the rate of decline in the coal market accelerated in the
second quarter.

"While the economy continues to significantly impact our business,
there are some signs that we may be seeing the bottom in many
markets," said Michael Ward, president, chairman and CEO. "Even in
this difficult business environment, we are still strengthening our
operations, optimizing our resources and making the right investments
to prepare our network for the future."

CSX continued to improve its safety performance, contributing to a
further reduction in its casualty reserves of $70 million compared to
last year. Combined with the company's cost management efforts and
increased network efficiency, operating expenses declined 27%, allowing
the company to produce operating income of $582 million and an operating
ratio of 73.4 percent for the quarter.

"By improving safety, reducing costs and increasing productivity we
lessened the impact of the struggling global economy on our business,"
said Tony Ingram, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
"We remained aggressive in right-sizing our train network while still
providing reliable service for our customers."

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a leading
transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans
approximately 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the
District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and
lake ports.

This earnings announcement, as well as a package of detailed financial
information, is contained in the CSX Quarterly Financial Report
available on the company's website at http://investors.csx.com in the
Investors section and on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC").

CSX executives will conduct a quarterly earnings conference call with
the investment community on July 14, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Investors,
media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing
888-327-6279 (888-EARN-CSX) and asking for the CSX earnings call.
(Callers outside the U.S., dial 773-756-0199). Participants should dial
in 10 minutes prior to the call. In conjunction with the call, a live
webcast will be accessible and presentation materials will be posted on
the company's website at http://investors.csx.com. Following the
earnings call, an internet replay of the presentation will be archived
on the company website.

Forward-looking statements

This information and other statements by the company contain
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act with respect to, among other items: projections
and estimates of earnings, revenues, cost-savings, expenses, or other
financial items; statements of management's plans, strategies and
objectives for future operation, and management's expectations as to
future performance and operations and the time by which objectives will
be achieved; statements concerning proposed new products and services;
and statements regarding future economic, industry or market conditions
or performance. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by
words or phrases such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate,"
"project," "estimate," "preliminary" and similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and
the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement. If the company does update any
forward-looking statement, no inference should be drawn that the
company will make additional updates with respect to that statement or
any other forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, and actual performance or results could differ
materially from that anticipated by these forward-looking statements.
Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those
contemplated by these forward-looking statements include, among others;
(i) the company's success in implementing its financial and operational
initiatives; (ii) changes in domestic or international economic or
business conditions, including those affecting the rail industry (such
as the impact of industry competition, conditions, performance and
consolidation); (iii) legislative or regulatory changes; (iv) the
inherent business risks associated with safety and security; and (v)
the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the
company.

Other important assumptions and factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
specified in the company's SEC reports, accessible on the SEC's
website at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.csx.com.

SOURCE CSX Corporation 
CONTACT: 
David Baggs
Investor Relations
1-904-359-4812,
or Garrick Francis
Corporate Communications
1-877-835-5279

Name: David
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2009

Anyone heard anything about CN buying the Nashville division by
September or October? Lets pray shall we.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2009

CSX is a joke! I would be ashamed to be an trainmaster! You have no
ethics or morals! How do you look at yourself in the mirror? How do you
sleep at night? Remember this what comes around goes around!

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2009

Blaming unions has been the #1 excuse since the 1980's. In America this
country is only 14% union while in Japan 20% of workers are unionized in
Germany it's 30%. The biggest difference in American corporations is
executive compensation which due to downsizing some CEO's are making
1500 times the average workers wages. I would call that corporate
greed. Let's forget the auto industry has short-term memories. They
haven't learned from the past this country has experienced gas
shortages, gas price inflation ect...which should of signaled the need
to get rid of big gas guzzling vehicles like SUV's. Instead the
Amerian publics demand has created this down trend. In 1974 after the
1973-4 gas rationing Datsun (Nisson) and Toyota kicked are arse with
efficient economical cars. Detroits response was a bunch of clunkers
like the Ford Pinto and Chevy Vega. Even today the Big Three are still
producing high performance low milage vehicles. It takes on average 2
years to retool auto plants. The American auto industry has been here
at least 3 times in the past 30 years.

Name: brad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2009

All i know is that i have some friends that are die hard republicans and
every one of them blames the unions for the demise of the auto
industrie, None of them will admitt to corprate greed in any
industrie,, I know one thing if the republicans had complete control of
everything yes you would probably have a job but at slave wages and they
would say the usual thing,,,Be glad you have a JOB!!! WALMART and short
line scab railroads here we come for those decent wage jobs with the
loving managers that go with them.

Name: average joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2009

okay guys 
i see alot of bitching about the unions but where i live unions are
shit there were two factorys here one union the other not. both
manufactured the same product while the union employees did it for an
average of two dollars less on the hour and had shittier benifits

That is the awesome part about a union in a right to work state unions
dont mean a hill of beans here just something to blow your money on.

im an electrician by trade and went to a tech school for two years to
get an associate of applied science in electrical technology 
got my license and all was well went to talk to the union and found out
it was shit they start you out at shitty pay and pretty much wont let
you test up to journeyman without 3 years working in the union paying
dues sounds like a fucking scam to me so i never joined for that fact
and the other bieng that if you join the union and there next job is on
the other side of the country and you dont want to leave your wife and
newborn for two years your blackballed and wont work for the union
again 

So in conclusion in a right to work state unions are nothing but a
waste of money and time

average joe

Name: scar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2009

When the HOS kicks in on July 16th, then CSX will call back all
furloughed T&E employees, the lamb shall lie with the lion, butterflies
and unicorns will dance and sing in mike ward's backyard, And Barrack
Obama will save the economy by borrowing more money to throw at the
problem only to miss the target again, and again. Just glad to be
living in interesting times. Remember these days...Cuz it ain't ever
gonna get better!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2009

so have they started calling people back anywhere else?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2009

Regardless of how hard you try..you can't fix stupid!

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2009

Hello All-

I am seeking any information from anyone that knows:
(1) about the relationship or contract [if any] between CSX and
Goodyear Tire Co. to service/replace and/or repair its Goodyear tires
that are utilized, for instance, on backhoes including, but not limited
to, (a)is it a national agreement, i.e., are Goodyear tires used in all
the CSX operating states?; (b) who at CSX would be the person that
would negotiate for CSX with Goodyear on tire purchase and (c)service
"after the sale", if any, topics;

(2) Is there any studies that CSX did/does and/or that they rely upon
for working in the heat and protection of its MofW workers;

(3) What is the CSX policy (if there is one) on working conditions
(regarding heat exposure) it will allow its MofW workers to be exposed
to?

If anyone has this knowledge, I would prefer to use my email to receive
this information at sgordon@gordon-elias.com instead of a response to
this post and I would be extremely grateful to anyone that can shed
some light on these issues. You obviously do not need to give your name
to me. Thank you all for what you do.

Steve Gordon
http://www.Gordon-Elias.com

Name: htl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2009

hey sonny,watch your comments about depends.....a fiesty old gal asked
me if I wore boxers or briefs.......I told her depends?

Name: Heywood Jablome 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2009

Goofy

Bend over shove your head up your ass and suffocate. At least it would
give a reason for the crap comments coming out of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2009

Name: Freddie Krueger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2009

My hope and change are doing great!  5 months in a new administration
so
what did you expect after 8 years of that baffonery?

I sent money to his campaign, and to others like minded.  I guess if
this RR sees that, they will determine I get paid to much if I have
money left over to donate to a politician.++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Folk's match this one up with RRJ and you have Dumb and Dumber.
Goodness.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2009

55k UTU members. At $1.00 per month each. You do the math, pay up sucker
the UNION need's a little help. I am not anti union at all. It is time
for them to start earning their way! They have not, and will not
change, why should they, when the feeders are as dumb as RRJ. I have
told this imbacile my story so many times, and he still does not get
the message. I feel sorry for a new Conductor that is forced to face
such an ignorant, old head. I know he is not the only one, they are
everywhere.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2009

Goob

That's what you might do sit around and blow farts except now a days
you're most likely crapping in your Depends. Most of what you've
ever
said stinks. Your anti-union retoric that's a broken record it never
goes anywhere it just keeps repeating the same line. You've been
doing
that gig for quite a few years. Your just a disgruntled old man who
supposedly couldn't hack the railroad. What other reason would you
have to come on to this site? Why don't you tell us? Curious minds
want to know. You have no railroad knowledge that is useful today. You
don't even have any good stories about your alleged time you
supposedly spent on the railroad. Which it's questionable if you ever
worked for a railroad. You might of owned a Lionel train set once.
Your
more of a anti-union propogandist than anything else. Do you go on
other
sites and preach against unions? Your not very good at it. Were you
pissed that in your occupation "cigarette vendor" you weren't
unionized? Didn't your mother ever say to you "if you have nothing
good to say, don't say anything at all"? That's you Goob it's fits
you to the letter. Ever railroad site has their foamer I guess we're
stuck with you.-----------------------------------------------------
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You hit the nail on the head, you are 100% correct. WOW what in the
world are you doing on the RR. Man you should be a BIG DOG.???

Name: Freddie Krueger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2009

My hope and change are doing great!  5 months in a new administration so
what did you expect after 8 years of that baffonery?

I sent money to his campaign, and to others like minded.  I guess if
this RR sees that, they will determine I get paid to much if I have
money left over to donate to a politician.

Name: Z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 June 2009

Freddie, your absolutley correct about us and the Unions being more
active in the political process. It would take awhile to explain how
corrupt the system is from the local level all the way to Washington.
The railroads have the cash to spread around. The Unions don't even
come close. It is disheartining to watch elected officials sell out for
the cash, but it happens every day in all levels of government.
I've watched many bills passed over the years were no thought was
given to the public or the working class. It is amazing to warch these
thugs explain why a bill should be passed, when it obivious the working
class will take it on the chin again. Politicians are the best spin
weavers I've ever seen. I would love to sit down and give first hand
accounts with all of you readers, cause I couldn't even begin to tell
the story on here it is so long. Just as a small example on a states
level. Railroads pool together to hire a lobbyist, full time. They have
plenty of cash to donate to politicians, which in turn, buys a favorable
vote for the railroads. They don't even have to donate money to all of
the crooks, since it does not take but usually 60 to 80 votes to get a
bill introdued, depending on which state your in. Now you have a Union
SLD that works for a living and who is expected to lobby for the Unions
point of few. He/she has very few dollars to spread around, so the RR's
usually win.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2009

Politically how is all of that hope and change doing now?

Name: Freddie Krueger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2009

Without unions, these companies will backslide in a hurry, even the
child labor laws would be repealed.  We need to get busy on all fronts,
especially politically.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2009

Goob

That's what you might do sit around and blow farts except now a days
you're most likely crapping in your Depends. Most of what you've ever
said stinks. Your anti-union retoric that's a broken record it never
goes anywhere it just keeps repeating the same line. You've been doing
that gig for quite a few years. Your just a disgruntled old man who
supposedly couldn't hack the railroad. What other reason would you
have to come on to this site? Why don't you tell us? Curious minds
want to know. You have no railroad knowledge that is useful today. You
don't even have any good stories about your alleged time you
supposedly spent on the railroad. Which it's questionable if you ever
worked for a railroad. You might of owned a Lionel train set once. Your
more of a anti-union propogandist than anything else. Do you go on other
sites and preach against unions? Your not very good at it. Were you
pissed that in your occupation "cigarette vendor" you weren't
unionized? Didn't your mother ever say to you "if you have nothing
good to say, don't say anything at all"? That's you Goob it's fits
you to the letter. Ever railroad site has their foamer I guess we're
stuck with you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 June 2009

If your best option is the status as it is today, Why bother.
Just go to work and try to find the handle on that sword, strike when
you have the chance, and things will not only get worse, but much
worse. Old heads will never be at the front, they will always lay back,
take a sip of hot coffee and tell you how thing were, and should be.
Then let a large fart, caugh twice, and then tell the youngins to get
with it, go to meeting, pay up, and shut up. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

Name: htlong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2009

dont bet on it...these thugs will resort to early 20th century tactics
with the local law enforcment as their private army.
mikey and tony will stop at nothing beware
your best option is to work by the rules,forget about how much walking
you will have to do,stab them with their own sword!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2009

Fired=No Trains.

Name: htlong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2009

send no $=fired......?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2009

This may also help Mr.Smith


http://www.trainlawblog.com/2009/02/federal-railroad-safety-act-1/frsas-sharp-teeth-starting-to-bite-railroads/


http://www.osha.gov/dep/oia/whistleblower/acts/frsa.html


http://railroadworkersunited.org/sites/rwu.prometheuslabor.com/files/CSX%20Harrassment%20FRA%20Report.pdf

Name: csmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2009

does anyone have a phone number of an FRA AGENT in Georiga,  I had an
injury requiring surgery, and was told at my investigation during a
break, that if I only reported one injury, the plant manager would have
a talk with me when I got back to work, making me think I would keep my
job, but they fired me anyway. They only reported one injury and showed
the second injury as non reportable

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 June 2009

I am so glad working in an environment now where someones hard work
ethic is appreciated.  I left this crap hole this past year.  CSX can
honestly go to hell. UTU and the BLE can follow them...:0)  I honestly
felt while I was there that I did a serious crime and I was assigned
community service, but just got paid for it.  But of course, I worked
in the Baltimore Terminal.  From what I here, I heard other
trainmasters around the system (even the REDI Center) threatens
employees who do something wrong that they will send them to Baltimore
if they do something else wrong.  LMAOOOO  HAVE A SAFE CSX DAY!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 June 2009

Has anyone called pest control at Curtis Bay yet??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 June 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2009

You keep spouting that same old retoric. You can't seem to get it
through that tiny cranium that on CSX it's now closed shops. Even the
engineers as of 2007 became a closed shop. No more non-union
employees.
The unions have people right where they want them paying for nothing
in
return.
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RRJ you are exactly right, I have said it over and over again. Your
response has been the same thing over and over, until now. Someone must
have hit you in the head with a union receipt. Closed shop my arse, send
no money must mean no CREW. Well that is fine. No crew no trains, yep
let Obama handle it. Remember the UTU has 55k members If they each pay
$1.00 per month =$55,000.00 You do the math. Paying for nothing, and
admitting it is a milestone in it's self.

Name: Just out of training
E-mail: BaddA$$MoFoMastah@csx.net
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 June 2009

Wow. all you guys got is bad spelling as a comback?

Hay guys why don't you stop worring about my spelling and worry about
those extra inches your womens been looking for all these years.

Summer time is coming and its time to have those BBQs  Why don't you
invite me over and we will get to know each other. While Im there I'll
give those extra inches to your womens she been missing all these
years.

When God made me he told me I had two choices. You can be a master at
word smithing or you can have a big male member.

I asked, "Well what will open up doors for success?"

He said, well having good grammar and spelling will certainly get you
thru the door. But if your grammar sucks and also your spelling, and
they try to shut the door, you can block it open with your big dick.


Oh buy the way, when I come over tell your wife to wear those tight
short shorts :)


Have a safe day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2009

Alright trainmaster if that is a real post and your such a bad ass whats
your name.

Name: Just out of training
E-mail: BaddA$$MoFoMastah@csx.net
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2009

Im a new trainmaster fresh out of training. Im 26 years old and got this
job at a job semminar at my Commuity College. If any of you give me any
shit you will help me make a name for myself. They taught me well and I
know exactly what to do. I have a very big spoon over my shoulder the
size of a spike puller. If you people hide or ignore me I will start
sturring this spoon till someone or ones rise to the top of the tird
pool. I will test you. If you don't like it I will fire your ass!

Oh ya,

If I see anyone wearing BLACK or if you are Black on June 19th YOU ARE
FIRED!

Have a safe day :)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2009

I tell you what.  I am so glad I have left this place..:0)  CSX is
horrible.  Their management needs to realize "The way you treat your
people is the type of work ethic you will get in return"!!!  Then the
low life union (other wise known as the UTU) took close to $400.00 out
of my vacation paycheck this week!!!!  And what the hell have they done
for me in the last 6 months besides tell me what they are trained to say
(they can do that, they can do that, they can do that, they can do
that,etc...over and over again)??  HELL, WHAT THE F DID THEY DO FOR ME
MY WHOLE 4 year CAREER???  Both the BLET and UTU are in the companies
left hand pocket!!!  That place is the biggest joke.  So I can not wait
to see what they take out of my second vacation paycheck for
6/19/09-6/27/09 but I will definitely keep you up to date on just how
much our (more like yours now) unions are low lives (UTU & BLE).  I
have said it before and I will say it again (like my mother said), That
place is for prison inmates who just got out of prison and looking for a
career!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  For you old guys and mid-career guys (and
gals), I understand, your putting in your time to get your pention. 
Most importantly, you started when this place was a GREAT place to work
at.  But you new guys??  What the hell are you thinking about?? 
Honestly??  This place is TTTHHHEEEEE biggest joke.  And what more
proof do you need when this site was sued by CSX and went to court and
this site/owner WON???  HHHEEELLLOOOOOOO????????  When you work for a
place that has a web site that goes in depth about how bad it is, then
that web site gets sued by the company, AND THEN THE WEB SITE WINS??? 
What more proof do you need that you are working for/in a bad
environment??  But I had a guy who worked in my terminal who was SHOT
(YES, GUN, SHOT) twice and out of service.  I thought you had to pass a
background check to get into this job??  Criminal background check at
that.  Again, that place was a joke and I could go on and on and on...I
just want to say, I made some great friendships at CSX among my
so-called brothers and sisters (BLT & UTU, just not the the reps
BECAUSE I WAS SMART).  And I hope the best for all of you
non-management people.  For you management people, I work M-F, make
just as much as you do, and you know where you can go.  Oh, by the way,
I do not get called at 2:00a.m. for a derailment caused by another
idiotic, inner-city kid by my a manager (Superintendant in your case)
and I do not get called period when I leave the office..LMAOOOO
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And I am working M-F, do not get called by an
ignorant caller who my 7 year old's IQ is higher than, etc. (Again, ON
AND ON AND ON AND ON)...LMAO When it comes to CSX callers and
management, lets face it, it doesn't take much!!!LMAOOOOOO  By all
means, I am not bragging (just to CSX LOW LIFE MANAGEMENT)..  Good luck
to you older guys.  This is one (and an on-going) hell of a transition
you must be going through from your earlier years. For you younger
guys, get out while you can.  Realize the schooling/$4800 was a waste
and move on to another career.  I am now working for the gov't and I
am going to the aviation school of maintenance.  I plan on being a
mechanic in the aviation industry and having my engineering degree
within two years (80 credits to go)....:0)  Good luck and god
bless..:0)

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2009

You keep spouting that same old retoric. You can't seem to get it
through that tiny cranium that on CSX it's now closed shops. Even the
engineers as of 2007 became a closed shop. No more non-union employees.
The unions have people right where they want them paying for nothing in
return.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2009

kyle,
I can from experience tell you that from 1963 until I left the RR in
1970. we lost 1 engineer and that was it. Investigations were really
common and the worker returned to work, slap on the wrist and that was
it. The railroad was afraid of the BLE,BRT,BRC,SUNA,BLF&E,. The RR
turned all of these into puppets. Take the money we send and the money
they send and prosper. Well it has now dried up, and getting even
drier. What is amazing to me, members are still paying up for what???
It is Your money, throw it at the problem if ya want.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2009

I met a old retired dude in a club the other day, hes like 93 yrs old
and used to be a LC for the former prr, Well we got to talking railroad
talk and he told me back in those good ole days that it was rare for a
LC to lose a trial or investagtion, He told me he never lost a case to
the company and that todays union reps are pansys that have no balls at
all, I dont know if i believe him but his 2 sons own a law firm.

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2009

Dear Safety Strike-

I agree with EVERYTHING you said.

-------------------
Dear APE-

I took the liberty of posting your most important post here:
http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/ask-attorney-steve-gordon-gordon-elias-law-firm/13276-railroad-workers-united-june-19th.html#post123340

Our firm will be joining you all.
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Dear Just one more law firm searching for business????

I would ask that you not generalize please.

Steve

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2009

Here's a good one.  I work an RCO superjob, mainly moving engines for
outbound and inbound trains. Now when I tie engines together I give
myself 3 step every time on my box, but I don't say anything over the
radio because its just me. To weeks ago a trainmaster pulled up and
asked why I'm not announcing 3 step, I said "Announcing to who,
myself"? He asked me if I had watched this months safety video, I said
no, he said before you leave today come upstairs and watch it. So I
finish my work, watch my video and go home.  A week later I get a
certified letter with a major rule violation, obtaining 3 step
protection, take it to a board, then of course loose, now I'm on a 10
day suspension.

I'm leaving the railroad because of this, I've been denied claims and
E test failed for petty things but I'll not stand for this, dreading
work everyday is no way to make a living and theres no way I'm doing
it for 25 more years. Guys if you can get out then get out I already
feel better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2009

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2009
 Hey man you do not have to beg for business, just do what the site
expects, Post a Few Results. Yep you are welcome to cut and paste. You
may want to show em to get them. These folks are not dumb, they all
read very well. Since you are needing a little more business at your
boutique, this is called Show and Tell.   I am LISTENING!

If you have never had a good result, tell them, they may give you a
shot, once you come clean they will respect that.

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2009

Dear Been Here too Long-

What did you say?

Steve

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2009

Dear All- Thank you for the honest responses. I will tell you that we
work VERY hard and since there are only two lawyers in our "boutique"
law firm you've always got a named partner on your case (LOL!).
Seriously, I was hoping to get the responses I received. I think the
concept of unions, on paper, are a necessary thing. Lord knows the
company has your back alright...to stick a knife in it. So, Unions are
a necessary evil...sort of like lawyers! I must say whatever tune we
had to sing to get designated was the wrong one we chose. I swear I 
thought that (1) getting excellent results; (2) making sure the
railroader was only treated by Board Certified physicians; (3)
advancing money interest free [where ethically permitted to do so so
the client could pay their bills]; (4) giving the client the lawyer's
cell phone in case they NEED to talk to their lawyer; (5) never
settling more than one case ata time instead of "group case
settlements" and (6) busting the railroad's ass with a
'take-no-prisoner' mentality and approach would have been enough to
get our name in the hat. BUT I WAS WRONG!

So...here we are...not able to just call someone up when they are hurt
but having to wait till they call us. Please do not get me wrong, we
have good business. But I just needed to know that we had a fighting
chance in the minds' of railroaders without the designation.

Thanks again!

Name: Ed 
E-mail: edward.oliver@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2009

Union Pacific is the same way.  Make a profit above all else.

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2009

Dear All-

I have a question and since this is about as anonymous a place to post
as one can get in the railroad industry, I thought I would ask here so
here goes. As you probably are aware, our firm
http//www.gordon-elias.com is not Union Designated. That is, we do FELA
work but we were unable to do whatever the heck was necessary to get
anointed by a Union Designation from the "higher-ups". You can see
and hear my explanation at
http://www.gordon-elias.com/CM/Custom/Unions.asp as to what happened.
Here is my question: If you were hurt, would you consider hiring a
"non-union designated" FELA law firm? If not, why not and if so, why
so?

The courtesy of a straight answer would be GREATLY appreciated and
thank you.

Steve Gordon

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2009

It doesn't matter about the former railroads. C&O was a good railroad
before the CSX merger. As employees we're not even in the equation.
CSX took the position that all agreements under the former railroads
would be schidt canned. The unions went along. I will say something
about you former Conrail boys at least you didn't cowtow to the BLET
SSA Agreement. Which it's humorous to think the single system
agreement only applies to 3/4 of CSX. It's a play on words.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2009

NoMo

I don't the story and pictures will make it in "Hustlers Beaver
Hunt". I do think the railroad could make it as "Asshole of the
month".

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2009

Lets face it brothers the class ones are billion dollar companys and
they could care rats ass about how thier work force fells towards them,
all we are is a number to them and that number can be replaced very
easy,, But i must admitt when it was still CONRAIL they did have a
labor-managment program going and it was doing very well too untill the
ns-csx takeover, That program was deleted right away by the new pricks,
All i can say is conrail did and was bridging the labor - managment
gap. Ie they did care about us in a way.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 June 2009

Management always points their finger at T&E. The short boys are no
different than the Class 1S. 

This sounds like the spin Doctors in Jacksonville!   
  
   
Destroyed beaver dams blamed for derailment
 
MATTAWA, Ont. - The destruction of three beaver dams is being blamed
for a train derailment that caused more than 15,000 litres (3,900
gallons) of fuel to spill into the Ottawa River Wednesday (June 3),
according to the company that owns the train and the Canadian Press. 
A spokeswoman for Ottawa Valley Railway said the train went off the
tracks when it reached a remote area near Mattawa, Ont. — 60 kilometres
(36 miles) east of North Bay, Ont. — at around 3 a.m. Wednesday. 

The train encountered 200 metres (220 yards) of washed-out tracks and
two locomotives and six cars went off the tracks, said officials. 

A board spokeswoman with the Transportation Safety Board said one of
the cars ended up in the river, causing the fuel spill. 

It was not immediately clear how the beaver dams had been destroyed. 

Officials said the train's two-person crew suffered minor injuries. 

Three investigators from the Transportation Safety Board were sent to
the scene to determine whether the agency will launch an
investigation.

(This item was distributed June 5, 2009, by the Canadian Press.)
 
June 5, 2009

Name: Matt Sanders
E-mail: Snitch@IloveJasonsanus.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 June 2009

I agree Mike.  Screw these guys.  The company route is the only way to
go.  They always win anyway.  Plus, they said they would get green
cards for the rest of my girlfriends family to migrate over here in the
states.  I am 100 percent behind that...Stay safe...

Name: Mike Edmonson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2009

I am a company kiss ass.  I think this place is great!!!

Name: old rr guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2009

Haa.I gotta say. I do not beleive that most of the posters on here
actually work for the railroad.
On second thought some of the whining does sound vaguely familiar.
Example#1: "I can't believe they laid me off after only four
months."  C'Mon this guy can't be serious. I was laid off more than
I worked the first three years I was employed by Conrail. Then, as now
there was a huge recession on . No cars were being bought,steel mills
were closing up thus no steel was being made, etc, etc.Thousands of
cars and engines stored.Thousands laid off.
 Its a freight railroad. If the freight is down , theres no work. It is
not a mystery or someome playing a game with your life. No one put a gun
to your head to sign up. Get used to the lousy hours, and sporadic work,
you will be living it with no seniority.Otherwise, hang it up and do
something else.They are not going to treat you like anything other than
an hourly employee. You will not like some of the people you work with.
Sorry to rain on your parade. Its a business , not a jobs program.Feel
bad for the guys in Buffalo where I started. I am surprised they
didn't close down most of the Frontier operation a lot sooner, after
the 99 split with NS

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2009

Mr. Gordon probably explained a very complex ruling as well as he could
considering our limited working knowledge of the law. If I understand
correctly, because the Plaintiff's Attorney failed to include a charge
to the jury, the award was overturned and sent back down.

Had the Plaintiff's Attorney included the charge, would they still
have won? Who knows...it's a crap shoot. Is the Plaintiff's Attorney
guilty of malpractice because he didn't include the charge?  

He also stated and rightfully so..."and the Court makes up its mind
after hearing argument of counsel [and maybe, if you're lucky,
actually reading the law]."

All Attorneys are not created equal, Some are very good, some are so-so
and the rest are bad. If you don't believe me, stop by your County
Courthouse and look around...it won't take you long to see the
difference. If you ever need to hire an Attorney, the first question
you should ask is does he have Professional Liability (Malpractice)
Insurance and if so what is the limit. If he doesn't find someone
else.

In the following case, also overturned by the Supreme Court:
 
        http://supreme.justia.com/us/431/145/case.html

The Judge was at fault for not including the charge to the jury.

A lot of Judges depend on their Law Clerks to research the law for
them. In particular, Federal Judges are appointed for life by the
President and once appointed don't have to answer to anyone. Again,
some are very good and others depend on their Law Clerks to tell what
the law is.

Just remember...the Law is written by Lawyers, enacted by Lawyers,
argued by Lawyers, interpreted by Lawyers, ruled on by Lawyers and
finally appealed to lawyers.

Shakespeare had it right...“The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the
Lawyers”

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2009

Dear Sam, Z, Safety Strike and All Others That Are Interested-

I apologize for not responding sooner. I posted the Press Release and
just checked back just now [0018HRS---06/04/09]. 

Anyway, I would like to point out that it was not our firm that handled
any part of this case. I think that the underlying firm did an admirable
job to get a $5  million dollar JURY award. I have only had one in my
professional career and I can tell you they are very hard to get no
matter what the damages. So, in that sense, they are to be commended. 

I was not at the trial and I am only speaking from conjecture. However,
having said that, I would like to point out some basic trial "truths"
that go through a trial lawyer's wacked out brain.

It is hard enough to get a verdict that is sizeable, you kind of want
to do everything you can at the trial level to hold on to it when it is
appealed. The general consensus on the modus operandi of the railroads
are that, anytime you get a sizeable verdict, they will appeal. Hence,
protecting your trial record is an all important process ever-present
in the back of a trial lawyer's brain during the entire process
including, but certainly not limited to, (1)juror selection, (2)medical
causation issues [usually dealing with the famous Daubert case, and its
progeny, at the federal level], (3)the sufficiency of evidence to
support the individual elements of damages, (4)the sufficiency of
liability evidence and, (5)as in the CSX v. Hensley case, the wording
of the charge. 

Obviously, CSX prepared the "genuine and serious" instruction and the
Plaintiff's counsel argued against it. Sometimes, just to protect your
verdict, you will actually let the defendant's proposed instruction go
to the jury. This is when you truly believe you've got the jury and
there is almost no instruction that will persuade them not to go with
you. This is only a call that the trial lawyer can make. The general
rule is to try to submit a "plaintiff's favorable" charge and the
defense submits their "defendant's favorable" charge and the Court
makes up its mind after hearing argument of counsel [and maybe, if
you're lucky, actually reading the law]. 

The CSX lawyers read Ayers as "requiring" the extra instruction, I
could easily see how the Plaintiff's lawyer could have been worried
that its inclusion could have been an obstacle for the jury to award
big damages. It was a call he/she made and they won...at least till it
got to the Supreme Court level.

From reading the CSX v. Hensley case, Hensley had asbestosis from a
long term exposure from working on the railroad. A reading of the Ayers
opinion reveals:

“Norfolk presented the question whether a plaintiff who has asbestosis
but not cancer can recover damages for fear of cancer under the FELA
with-out proof of physical manifestations of the claimed emotional
distress. Our answer is yes, with an important reservation. We affirm
only the qualification of an asbestosis sufferer to seek compensation
for fear of cancer as an element of his asbestosis-related pain and
suffering damages. It is incumbent upon such a complainant, however, to
prove that his alleged fear is genuine and serious.” Norfolk v. Ayers,
at 157, 123 S.Ct. 1210

After reading the above, if you had been Hensley's counsel, would you
have vehemently argued for its exclusion? How about if you knew that,
if it was excluded, that you would risk a reversal on appeal....would
you still argue for its exclusion? .......Tough call isn't it?

I can not fault the trial lawyer in this decision. 

I do have one issue that I would like to raise. There are many articles
on the following point and they go either way. There is, I believe, a
consensus of opinion of good trial lawyers that your 'bigger' awards
are usually found with a general damage submission rather than specific
damage questions. I will be more specific so you will understand. In
some instances you can submit to the jury damage questions like this:
"'What sum of money, if paid now in cash, do you award for medical
expenses, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and
suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, physical
disfigurement'  Answer in Dollars & Cents $__________" 

OR, one could submit it this way: "'What sum of money, if paid now in
cash, do you award for medical expenses $_________, loss of wages and/or
loss of earning capacity $_____________, physical pain and suffering
$__________, mental anguish $___________, physical impairment
$__________, physical disfigurement $________' Answer in Dollars &
Cents."  The latter way permits the trial court, or the appellate
court, to take away one element with out disturbing the remainder of
the award. The Hensley case was a general/broad submission and,
therefore, there was no way for the Supreme Court to determine what
part of the $5 million was attributed to the "fear of cancer" award.
Once, the Supreme Court determined the CSX proffered instruction should
have been given, the ENTIRE case had to be reversed and remanded. This
could have been different. 

Once again, the general belief among trial lawyers that are worth a
damn is that bigger awards are found in the one damge line approach
BUT......when CSX was denied an instruction that arguably should have
been given, don't you think the trial lawyer might have "re-visited"
the one line submission before it went to the jury?

Well, I  do not know if any of the above helps understand this case a
little better. 

I think it was Sam that said something like "Whats the bottom line?"
Here it is: A FELA claimant that seeks 'fear of cancer' monetary
damages needs to put on evidence that his/her fear is 'genuine and
serious' AND submit an 'instruction' worded as such.

I do not believe you have to have psychological/psychiatric testimony
but I know, if I had a client where this was an issue, I would damn
sure make sure the client visited with a a psyche doctor so they could
testify how genuine and serious the fear is.

Ya'll take care out there and be safe.

Steve
http://www.gordon-elias.com

ps-the Hensley opinion can be downloaded at:

http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/legal-news-announcements/12920-csx-v-thursten-hensley-signiificant-u-s-sup-ct-court-fela-decision.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2009

How about the biggest bag of money. Boyd can tell you first hand about
that scenario. LOL

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2009

Whoever goes on the most golf junkets to exotic locations!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2009

Definitions of designated

1. [adj] - selected or named for a duty 
 
I wonder who did the selecting or naming?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2009

Though we have many railroad workers, we are non union-designated
lawyers. Our goal is to help you recover full and fair compensation for
all your losses. We will not recommend to settle your lawsuit quickly
for pennies on the dollar. Yes, there is an economic benefit to our
firm to successfully representing you but our paramount concern is your
outcome not ours!
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Straight from the website. They aren't designated FELA lawyers
although they advertise they are in the add that's placed here, as
shown below.
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Nationwide FELA Law Firm
You Do Have A Choice From a Designated Legal Counsel-Call 800-773-6770
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


Another twist on words? I guess this group designated themselves. Now
to most of us, we consider designated to mean having ties to the
unions.

http://www.ble.org/fela/felasearch.asp
http://www.utu.org/worksite/counseldir.htm

I think I may advertise as expert instead of designated, if I were
them.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2009

I like it. Bog this website down with cut and pasting. Maybe the poster
is tired of the BS of certian people who like C&P critizing every
person's point of view. Keep up the good work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2009

Get the point yet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2009

(Norfolk Southern issued the following on June 1, 2009.)

NORFOLK, Va. — On the 10th anniversary of Norfolk Southern
Corporation's acquisition of nearly 60 percent of Conrail, CEO Wick
Moorman today thanked customers, suppliers, stockholders, communities,
and employees for their hard work and support.

"On Day One -- June 1, 1999 -- we set out to build the best freight
transportation system in the world," Moorman said. "We have made
steady progress toward that goal, and together we have enjoyed a decade
of growth and financial success. All of us at Norfolk Southern are
grateful to everyone who has played a part in this success, and we look
forward to what the next decade brings."

Since Day One, when Norfolk Southern added 7,200 miles of Conrail
routes and 10,000 former Conrail employees to its system, the railroad
has moved 3.5 trillion gross ton-miles of freight. A single train of
every carload NS hauled in the last decade could stretch to the moon
and back twice -- and then some.

In order to meet increased demand and better serve customers, NS over
that period has invested nearly $10 billion in capital expenditures to
improve track, equipment, facilities, and technology. In new rail
alone, NS installed the equivalent of a brand new transcontinental
railroad.

NS' industrial development activities since Day One resulted in the
location or expansion of 1,115 industries along the railroad's lines,
representing customer investments of $23.6 billion and creating nearly
55,000 customer jobs in the territory served by the railroad.

The Conrail transaction returned competitive rail service to the
Northeast for the first time in 20 years. NS sharpened its focus on
customer service markedly following the transaction -- especially
through its Thoroughbred Operating Plan -- and today is the industry's
service benchmark.

Most important, it all has been done safely. NS employees have earned
the E.H. Harriman Memorial Gold Medal as the safest railroad workers in
the U.S. for each of the last 20 years.

"The numbers tell an impressive story, but as satisfying as it is to
see how far we've come, it's more exciting to look ahead," Moorman
said. "Our progress has given us the strength to weather the current
economic storm. This recession will pass, and the long-term future for
rail as the safe, clean, and fuel-efficient transportation alternative
has never been brighter. NS is ready to take advantage of the
opportunities that a recovering economy will bring. Ten years from now,
along with our partners, we will look back again with amazement at how
far we've come together."

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a leading North American
transportation provider. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary
operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District
of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United
States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.
Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the
East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2009

Railroad accidents have terrible consequences, safety advocates say 
(The following story by Nicole Printz appeared on the Abilene Recorder
Chronicle website on June 2, 2009. T.A. LaCombe is a member of BLET
Division 261 in Herington, Kan.)

ABILENE, Texas — When people think of train collisions, they generally
think of train crossings.

Thomas LaCombe, Union Pacific train engineer and a presenter for
Operation Lifesaver, is raising awareness about trespassing incidents.
Operation Lifesaver had a car crushed in a train collision and displays
at Flour Power Family Fun Fest this past weekend. LaCombe stressed the
importance of railroad safety in Abilene.

“There are two major railroad companies that run though Abilene,” he
said.

The multiple tracks through Abilene increase the risk for train
collisions, either at crossings or trespassing incidents.

“Railroads are private property,” he said. “Almost everyone crosses
railways at some point. There were 2,000 people killed on the rail
right of ways last year.”

In Kansas last year nine people were injured and four people killed on
railroad property, according to the Federal Railroad Association.

LaCombe explained that many people do not think that fishing on a
railroad bridge or walking on tracks is trespassing.

The only legal place to cross a railroad track is at designated public
crossings.
Children are often fascinated with trains and will cross underneath
stopped trains.

LaCombe was starting a train and noticed movement in the rearview
mirrors. There were three children playing underneath the cars. If he
hadn’t noticed them, the children probably would have been severely
injured or killed.

“Don’t set things on the track. A railroad spike set on the track can
derail a train,” LaCombe said. “If the train is carrying federal
property and is derailed it becomes a federal incident.” 

Coins placed on the tracks can be flung with great speed when run over,
potentially injuring someone.

Drivers make poor decisions that lead to accidents as well.

“The railroads have their own police,” he explained. “If I see someone
go around the gates I am required to report that.”

Going around crossing gates is illegal, and you can be ticketed even if
the gates have been down for several days. If gates are down for no
apparent reason, look on the crossbuck or near the crossing for the
toll free number posted near every crossing.

Trains can crush cars as easily as a car can crush a pop can.

“If your car dies on the tracks, walk toward the direction the train is
coming from.” LaCombe said. “If you walk the other way, the train could
knock your car into you.”

“There are no accidents with trains,” executive director Darlene
Osterhaus said. “The train doesn’t come off the tracks and hunt you
down.”

LaCombe is available for free presentations for children and adults
interested in learning more about train safety. Visit www.oli.org or
call 1-800-537-6224 to schedule a presentation.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2009

Heads up new employees!!!
Unless you have at least 7-10 years of service, time to dust off the
old resumes... CSX plans to continue running on skeleton crews thru the
July hours of service law change, and if they can still move their
trains... yup, you guessed it... MORE FURLOUGHS!!!

Get out now while you can...

Name: Sam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2009

Mr. Gordon, could you please respond to Safety STike's request about
providing more info on the Hensley case?  


Name: SAFETY STRIKE 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2009

Nice WSJ article, Z, but we need to hear MUCH more in the way of
specifics from the law firm that handled the case.   

We need to know more of the facts of Mr. Hensley's case. He had brain
cancer (?) and lung cancer (asbestosis) from exposure to toxic
chemicals....what chemicals? How much exposure? What was the causative
connection? . He had cancer(?),  or he had symptoms of it (?), or he
had a fear of the symptoms (?), or he had a fear of pending death from
cancer, or.....something else was pleaded?  It makes a difference. It
is odd that the Court would not consider that Hensley had no fear of
cancer (or a fear of dying for that matter) if he had no present
ongoing stage one cancer. 

The Ayers standard for fear of cancer was 'proof of their
apprehension of developing lung cancer in the future', which
indicated
that one did not need to actually have cancer, but had symptoms that
could lead to cancer (plural plaques, cysts, high white cell blood
count) but not actual cancer itself.  Is the court saying something
different?  Is there now a higher standard based on something else? If
so, what is that something else? What is the legal standard now for
fear of cancer under FELA? Higher than merely apprehension, or
apprehensions with associated predictive medical conditions.  What is
the standard now for 'genuine and serious'?.  How high is  the
standard?. What would be threshhold examples? Is there a balancing
test? What did Ayers say that the Court relied upon - or did not rely
upon? 

Fear of cancer is fairly common in asbestos cases, and the standard is
not "high".....seems like the FELA plaintiffs lawyers may have left
the door open for a company friendly conservative court to come in and
restate the rule of law.  Why is FELA different from any other
non-FELA
fear of cancer case where brain cancer and asbestos related cancer are
at issue?   

CSX argued that the instructions given to the jury were too friendly
to
Mr. Hensley - the jurors were ot instructed that  Hensley
needed to demonstrate that his fear of cancer was genuine and serious.
How so?   Is it simply a matter of issuing a jury instruction, or does
plaintiff have to add additional facts to prove his case?

"Although plaintiffs can seek fear-of-cancer damages in some...cases,
they must satisfy a high standard in order to obtain them,". Ok,
great.  Ok, so again, what exactly meets the Court's definition of a
"high standard" when seeking fear of cancer damages.  

Did Hensley win on other aspects of his case?  What were they? Did he
prove that his cancers (?) were caused to his exposure to toxic
chemicals and to asbestos?  

Anything else this law firm can SPECIFICALLY tell us about the case
would be EXTREMELY beneficial to every single railraod worker employed
by CSX as well as the other carriers.

We may be railroard workers, but we read these cases, and we like to
know exactly what is going on.  

Thanks.

Name: z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2009

Court rules for CSX in worker-injury case 
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday (June 1) threw out a $5
million jury verdict awarded to a former CSX Corp. railroad worker who
alleged that he had been negligently exposed to toxic chemicals and
asbestos on the job, which caused him to develop brain injuries and
asbestosis, a lung disease. 
Among other things, Tennessee railroad worker Thurston Hensley sought
monetary damages for a fear of developing cancer in the future, The
Wall Street Journal reported. 

CSX argued that the instructions given to the jury were too friendly to
Mr. Hensley. The company wanted jurors to be instructed that Mr. Hensley
needed to demonstrate that his fear of cancer was genuine and serious. 

The Supreme Court, in an unsigned opinion, ruled 7-2 that it was a
"clear error" for the trial judge not to give the jury instructions
CSX requested. 

"Although plaintiffs can seek fear-of-cancer damages in some...cases,
they must satisfy a high standard in order to obtain them," the
court's majority said. 

In dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens said, "As a practical matter, it
is hard to believe the jury would have awarded any damages for
Hensley's fear of cancer if it did not believe that fear to be genuine
and serious." 

The Supreme Court decided the case without requesting a full legal
briefing or hearing oral arguments, a sign that a majority of the
justices believed the lower-court ruling was clearly wrong. 

The high court sent the case back for new court proceedings. 

CSX didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

(The preceding article by Brent Kendall was published June 1, 2009, by
The Wall Street Journal.)

Name: Z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2009

Hmmmmmm, 30 years as a locomotive engineer with unlimited time to post
as a obvious impostor of the craft and possibly not even a rail
employee.

Well boys, I'll be gone a few days to BLE meetings, seeing real
engineers and designated FLEA lawyers. We will have printed material to
read, but we will only have to read it once instead of six times.

Name: Sam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2009

Mr. Gordon, 
The Supreme Court opinion is most interesting, but could you possibly
put it into the context of the King's English so that the majority of
non-lawyers on this site can understand what the case means to them? Is
the ruling applicable to asbestos disease cases only, or also to toxic
chemicals, fumes, and exhaust as well.   Is it just lung cancer, or
does the fear of cancer extend to all types of cancer. Does a worker
have to prove that he or she has stage one carcinoma, or is it enough
to simply know that you have had exposure to a target group of
carcinogenic causing chemicals to be at risk of cancer, thus have a
"genuine and serious" fear of cancer?   

Much appreciated.

Name: Steve Gordon
E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2009

***PRESS RELEASE***


Significant Decision Affecting 
Rights of Injured FELA Workers


On Monday, June 1st, the United States Supreme Court decided a case
styled CSX Transportation, Inc. v Thurston Hensley 2009 WL 1506680
(U.S. June 1, 2009)).  This case demonstrated the conservativeness of
the Supreme Court, and their determination to exclude injured workers
from recovering.

The Supreme Court relied heavily upon a previously decided case, i.e.,
Norfolk & Western R. Co. v Ayers (538 U.S. 135). Ayers held that a
plaintiff may recover for fear of cancer if he proves his fear is
‘genuine and serious’.  Once the plaintiff has provided proof of their
apprehension of developing lung cancer in the future, the law will
provide compensation for those damages.

At issue in the Hensley case was whether it was proper for the trial
court to deny CSX its requested juror instructions.  CSX requested the
following instruction to be part of the charge: 

Charge One stated the basic requirements to obtain damages under Ayers.
Plaintiff is also alleging that he suffers from a compensable fear of
cancer. In order to recover, Plaintiff must demonstrate that the fear
is genuine and serious.”  

Hensley first sued CSX in Tennessee state court. At the close of the
trial, CSX requested an instruction that Hensley needed to have shown
his fear of getting cancer was genuine and serious. The trial court
refused to allow the instruction. The Tennessee Court of Appeals
affirmed, stating that they saw no purpose in instructing the jurors.
If the jurors did not believe the plaintiff was genuine and serious in
his fears, then little to no damages would be awarded to him.  

The Hensley court held the ruling of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and
the refusal of the trial court to give the juror instructions were clear
error.  In Ayers, the Court expressly recognized that several “verdict
control devices” were available to the trial court when a FELA
plaintiff sought fear-of-cancer damages.  One of the verdict control
devices included that on a defendant's request, each plaintiff must
prove any alleged fear to be genuine and serious.  In Hensley, the
trial court erred when it refused CSX’s request for a juror instruction
on the genuine-and-serious standard of Hensley’s fear of cancer claim.

The Hensley Court held that instructing the jury on fear of cancer
damages would have been worthwhile.  Given the fact that the cancer
claim could have the potential to “evoke raw emotions” among the jurors
made the need for a juror instruction on the legal standard even more
vital. The Hensley Court somehow felt the need to bring up the numerous
asbestos cases pending as a way of justifying the estimation of damages
for plaintiffs. Their choice to bring up the cases was irrelevant and
unnecessary. 

An interesting aspect to this case is found in the dissent. Justice
Stevens, who had voted to affirm the Supreme Court decision in Ayers,
displayed his contempt for the decision in this case.  He stated that
the new ruling authorized a fresh review of the jury’s damages award.
Yet, as a matter of practicality, he noted that the jury would only
award the amount of damages they felt was necessary.  Justice Stevens
further pointed out that CSX did not attack the $5 million dollar award
as excessive. In that light, he further demonstrated that CSX did not
request the trial court to ask the jury to award damages for each
element of recovery. Had CSX done this, and the trial court had
complied, then CSX’s challenge would only have gone to the amount
awarded to the ‘fear of cancer’ amount and the entire verdict would not
have had to have been thrown out. 

The Hensley Court’s decision to reverse and remand the case rests on
the language in footnote 19 of the Ayers opinion. The footnote states:

“In their prediction that adhering to the line drawn in Gottshall and
Metro-North will, in this setting, bankrupt defendants, the dissents
largely disregard, inter alia, the verdict control devices available to
the trial court. These include, on a defendant's request, a charge that
each plaintiff must prove any alleged fear to be genuine and serious,
review of the evidence on damages for sufficiency, and particularized
verdict forms.” Id., at 159, n. 19 

The Hensley Court broadly interpreted the footnote, finding that
anytime a defendant demanded an instruction, it must be given when
involving fear of cancer. 

In contrast, Justice Stevens held that on the footnote’s face it merely
points out that a defendant has the right to request a
genuine-and-serious instruction, and if requested, the instruction is
available to the trial court. It does not suggest that all instructions
should be granted. 

The Hensley majority opinion deviated from Ayers stare decisis. The
Court’s opinion, more than anything, will generate confusion regarding
the Ayers case. The Ayers case had already suffered multiple
interpretations by the courts. Given the opportunity to provide clarity
to the holding of Ayers, the Hensley Court failed to meet this
objective. In their rush to reverse the Tennessee Court of Appeals,
they failed to correctly interpret Ayers and eliminate the confusion
that plagued many courts.

The Hensley opinion leaves the reader wondering why the Supreme Court
failed to recognize the rights of workers who labor across America.
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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2009

I see Goober/Goofy is off his meds.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2009

Cond 1-10

I went into engine service voluntarily no one forced me. Back then it
was a promotion even being a firemen. The firemen made more than the
two brakemen on the job. In 1978 the engineer training programs were
established similiar to what people go through today. So, we were
promoted engineers working as firemen till we stood for a regular
engineer job. It was sometimes difficult they could force you away
from
home to work yard jobs or hostle engines in the roundhouse if you were
low on the seniority roster. I spent 18 months living in a bunkhouse
working 120 miles from home.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Now let us get this straight. Fireman to Engineer was a promotion just
as he says, same as Brakeman to Conductor. Fireman rate was not more
than 2 brakeman it was simply more than the Brakeman's rate. He got a
Bunkhouse for free, I got nothing, Trainmen had a caboose Fireman can
sleep on the engine. 120 miles was not from the work site, it was
within walking distance to work, riding a diesel, looking out the
window waving to the kid's. It was far from rough for a Fireman in
1978, when many roads did not have any!
Hostleing Engines is really a good job. Mostly sitting in the ready
room waiting for the foreman to tell you to do something.XXXXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 



It went like this if you didn't stand for
an engineers job you went back to a firemen the only time you could go
back as a trainmen is if business reduced to the point you didn't
stand to be in engine service. Which only happened one time January
1983 I was cut back to a trainmen. In 1982 the trainmen got PL days in
their contract. I went to the TM took all the 7 PL days when they were
up I was back working as a firemen. I know this is all over your head
it's old business. Even Sam who isn't an engineer with 30+ doesn't
get it. If he did have that much time he would understand it.XXXXXXXX
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You were lucky, and yes we get it?
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Blame the UTU for forcing people into engine service not CSX. It all
came about under the 1994 UTU crew consist agreement. You can be
bypassed on going to engine service that's your free choice. I know a
few that have gone 12 years they have around 150-200 people behind
them
as a trainmen. They might get burned when the railroads get engineer
only freight pools. Which will become a reality in the next 10-12
years. The only thing stopping it is those who were hired before 1994.
Those trainmen are considered protected employees a job for life.
Worst
that can happen they end up on a reserve pool collecting a paycheck
sitting at home.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Engineer only freight pool's does not mean 1 Engineer. It means what
it says Engineer only, and in most cases that will be 2!
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


We had a group that when it came time to go to engine service they
were
all in their 50's. Both the unions tried to tell them don't go. Two
have been fired, one quit, one just got back after 6 months in the
street, two better hope one yard doesn't go completely remote because
they can't handle the road. Like NoMo stated if a person in up in age
going into engine service would be foolish, but if they still have
20-30+ years left it would be foolish not to go.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
100% correct
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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2009

Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2009

Engineer 30+yrs

I don't understand how a man can say he was promoted to engineer. As
I
see it if you do accept the offer to go to engineer school you are a
damn fool. Let me explain....... You work as a conductor for about 5
yrs & at the end of those 5yrs you stand for 90% of the weekends off,
how nice is that. Then if you do go to engineer school you'll spend
the next 20yrs on the extra board with a Mon/Tues off day waiting for
old farts like you to retire how shitty is that. I've been @ CSX for
about 5 yrs & I will never go to engine school. Why would I want to
start over with my senority I'am much smarter than that. Just another
way CSX get you to do it there way you have a good day companyXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I question any human that go's to work for the RR that does not aspire
to the right seat is a person that has been wrongfully employed. Hell
even the call boy want's to run an engine. I loved it.
Never got to run much, and was never schooled in how to do it. I was
asleep most of the prime time that I could have run. I was young and
just did not understand the fact that if you stay awake all of the
time, you get to run early morning and so it goes. It was a TRUST THING
that I was too young to understand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2009

Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2009

I concur.

Sorry Goofy that system of firing for years without being promoted
phased out in 1978. It was a great experience as a firemen being
promoted my training was extented for another 4 1/2 years. Something
that still should excist today instead of these 6 month wonders.XXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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L&N had 6 month wonders in 1967. They were called Apprentice Engineers
that went to the bottom of the Fireman's roster, with a guarantee for
life. All of them came from the trainman list.On my division we had 3.
Yes nepotism was very active, all 3 were related to someone in power.
The BLE welcomed them into the fold, as the BLE created the program.
From 1964 until I left the RR. We ran 10 miles with a Fireman and 148
miles with out a Fireman. Trip after trip.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2009

Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2009

Goofy & Sam

I went into engine service after the 1978 agreement that let me keep
my
trainmen seniority. I also went to engineer training school in
Cumberland MD in early 1981 for 8 weeks before doing OJT. As a firemen
from 1981-1986 I was a promoted locomotive engineer. If the engineers
extra board was exhausted the firemen came under an agreement they
would run the vacancy before crew callers ran the engineers roster
it's was called 53B. The one thing that did remain until the late
'80s was we weren't cut back to trainmen we were firemen. I still
hold firemen seniority on a roster I just can't ever use it. Under
the
1985 UTU crew consist even engineers that didn't have trainmen
seniority had it established. The UTU has sold out 3/5th of the road
jobs and 3/4th of the yard jobs in the past 24 years. 

Sorry Goofy that system of firing for years without being promoted
phased out in 1978. It was a great experience as a firemen being
promoted my training was extented for another 4 1/2 years. Something
that still should excist today instead of these 6 month wonders.XXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Not true, Fixture firemen were gone in the late 1950's on the L&N
Firemen were required to move to the right seat ALL OF THEM. If they
screwed up they were terminated. The choice was not there. Many were
terminated and many just quit, and most ran safely, and slow as hell,  
some fast as hell.

Name: SAFETY STRIKE
E-mail: www.SafetyStrike.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2009

RRJ (Mo) is an idiot.  Dont believe a word he says. He is the alter ego
of Kung Foo Master CSX Black Belt Chicken Pecker, Z (Curly),  and NoMo
(Larry)....anal retentive retirees with pea brains and split
personalities who are outdated and obsolete in their thinking and
inaction.  They dislike any one or anything that does not agree with
them.  

And, they smell too - like rotten eggs. 

Why,do they smell and remind you of the Three Stooges (plus a Chicken
Pecker)?

Here's why:  everytime time I take a crap and look down, there they
are in the crapper lookin back up at me - Mo, Curly, Larry, and Chicken
Pecker.  Don't believe me?  Next time you take a crap, take a look -
guarantee they'll be starin back up at you. If you cant get a good
picture, eat some barbeque and re-fried beans - that'l bring out their
most distinquishing features. 

SAFETY STRIKE.

Name: lemonhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2009

dude don't do that if you need to talk call me i'am for real
850-232-6347 terrance

Name: fedup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2009

I want to start saying that I feel for all those cutoff, when I first
hired I was on here preaching one union, we need to form 1 union, and
as time progressed, I realized just what all the whiskers were saying
were true-aint gonna happen. While there are alot of good men out here,
greed prevails and it always will and csx as well as the unions know
this. This place is just a place to vent and talk a good game,
solidarity we dont have. To all the guys cut off, find other work and
learn from this, for all those working, watch ur back and you brothers,
I hear snakes are bad right now!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2009

Cond 1-10

You moron. I just read your entire post. If I could retire I would. I
might have over 30 years out here I don't have the age to retire. That
makes you a moron for such an idiotic comment. What's your frigging
beef? You stated you have weekends off as a trainmen? Why do you need
me to retire? I'm an engineer. I don't affect you in any way as a
trainmen. In fact if you bypassed engine service you should be doing
pretty good with all those they hired the past 2-3 years. 

You need to quit the railroad. If you only have 5 years out here and
you're that disgruntled it isn't going to improve. You don't have
that much invested in this occupation to not quit and move on. Excuse
me you just like bitching about the oldheads who have all the cushy
jobs with weekends off. It isn't fair. Boo Hoo!!!! Cry Baby. It's
called seniority. You're most likely part of the "Y" generation.
"Y" can't I be #1? "Y" do all them oldheads get the better jobs?
"Y"? "Y"? "Y"?

Do you get it boy? Probably not.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2009

NoMo

I think you got it. The Foamers "Six pints and none the wiser". Fits
Sam the Foamer perfectly.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 June 2009

Hey RRJ:

Seek and thou shalt find:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW9PXDMfrt4

These foamers make a lot of noise too..and I don't understand a word
they say.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2009

Sam

You're a moron. You definitely haven't been on the railroad 30+. You
might be a foamer in fact I think that's what you are. You sound to
much like a person who only read about the railroad. Your bored
schidtless with your pathetic life you live in a fantasy world. You
keep on showing your ignorance which is a dead give away for a foamer.


Sam the Foamer. That's your new name. I think Z and NoMo will like it.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2009

Cond 1-10

I went into engine service voluntarily no one forced me. Back then it
was a promotion even being a firemen. The firemen made more than the
two brakemen on the job. In 1978 the engineer training programs were
established similiar to what people go through today. So, we were
promoted engineers working as firemen till we stood for a regular
engineer job. It was sometimes difficult they could force you away from
home to work yard jobs or hostle engines in the roundhouse if you were
low on the seniority roster. I spent 18 months living in a bunkhouse
working 120 miles from home. It went like this if you didn't stand for
an engineers job you went back to a firemen the only time you could go
back as a trainmen is if business reduced to the point you didn't
stand to be in engine service. Which only happened one time January
1983 I was cut back to a trainmen. In 1982 the trainmen got PL days in
their contract. I went to the TM took all the 7 PL days when they were
up I was back working as a firemen. I know this is all over your head
it's old business. Even Sam who isn't an engineer with 30+ doesn't
get it. If he did have that much time he would understand it. 

Blame the UTU for forcing people into engine service not CSX. It all
came about under the 1994 UTU crew consist agreement. You can be
bypassed on going to engine service that's your free choice. I know a
few that have gone 12 years they have around 150-200 people behind them
as a trainmen. They might get burned when the railroads get engineer
only freight pools. Which will become a reality in the next 10-12
years. The only thing stopping it is those who were hired before 1994.
Those trainmen are considered protected employees a job for life. Worst
that can happen they end up on a reserve pool collecting a paycheck
sitting at home. 

We had a group that when it came time to go to engine service they were
all in their 50's. Both the unions tried to tell them don't go. Two
have been fired, one quit, one just got back after 6 months in the
street, two better hope one yard doesn't go completely remote because
they can't handle the road. Like NoMo stated if a person in up in age
going into engine service would be foolish, but if they still have
20-30+ years left it would be foolish not to go.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 June 2009

Hey Con 1-10:

You said you worked foe CSX for about 5 years...you didn't say how old
you were when you hired out.

In my opinion, if you were 40+ when you hired out, it really doesn't
make a lot of sense to go to engine school; for the reason you
mentioned...seniority. It's tough when your at the bottom of the
roster.

If you were 20 when hired out, it would be short sighted not to go to
engine school. On most properties within the CSX system, you have the
option to decline attending engine school, the first time.
If you decline and are eventually forced to attend, you lose your
relative position on the seniority roster. In other words, the men
junior to you on the trainman's roster, will run around you as soon as
they establish engineer seniority. If you decline the second time, you
could be terminated.

You have been with CSX long enough to know the carrier's intention
to ultimately evolve to engineer only road trains, one craft. I think
that's at least 5 years off, probably 10, but it will occur.

Either way, it's a crap shoot but your odds improve with every
birthday.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2009

Engineer 30+yrs

I don't understand how a man can say he was promoted to engineer. As I
see it if you do accept the offer to go to engineer school you are a
damn fool. Let me explain....... You work as a conductor for about 5
yrs & at the end of those 5yrs you stand for 90% of the weekends off,
how nice is that. Then if you do go to engineer school you'll spend
the next 20yrs on the extra board with a Mon/Tues off day waiting for
old farts like you to retire how shitty is that. I've been @ CSX for
about 5 yrs & I will never go to engine school. Why would I want to
start over with my senority I'am much smarter than that. Just another
way CSX get you to do it there way you have a good day company
man.......

Name: SAM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2009

Is there an echo in here?   I could swear the last two posts were
identical - that part about firing for 4 1/2 years - z you need to give
it some more time before you post as RRJ.  Too obvious. 

Yeah, I know guys who fired forever and a day.  Still cant handle a
freight train to this day.  Some guys are just better at it than
others.  If you fired for 4 1/2 years plus,  maybe there was a reason
you were never promoted.....Experienced engineers NEVER recommended
promoting a firman if we thought for one second the guy couldn't
handle it.  

I never knew a conductor or brakeman to run into an air conditioned
shack to cool off during work.  What planet are  you on?  None of the
shanties had a fan, let alone air conditioning. You want to cool off,
you come to the lead engine.  

Air conditioning.....The railroad cant even keep from killing us, let
alone give us air conditioning. LMAO.

Name: Z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2009

I concur.

Sorry Goofy that system of firing for years without being promoted
phased out in 1978. It was a great experience as a firemen being
promoted my training was extented for another 4 1/2 years. Something
that still should excist today instead of these 6 month wonders.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2009

Goofy & Sam

I went into engine service after the 1978 agreement that let me keep my
trainmen seniority. I also went to engineer training school in
Cumberland MD in early 1981 for 8 weeks before doing OJT. As a firemen
from 1981-1986 I was a promoted locomotive engineer. If the engineers
extra board was exhausted the firemen came under an agreement they
would run the vacancy before crew callers ran the engineers roster
it's was called 53B. The one thing that did remain until the late
'80s was we weren't cut back to trainmen we were firemen. I still
hold firemen seniority on a roster I just can't ever use it. Under the
1985 UTU crew consist even engineers that didn't have trainmen
seniority had it established. The UTU has sold out 3/5th of the road
jobs and 3/4th of the yard jobs in the past 24 years. 

Sorry Goofy that system of firing for years without being promoted
phased out in 1978. It was a great experience as a firemen being
promoted my training was extented for another 4 1/2 years. Something
that still should excist today instead of these 6 month wonders.

Name: Z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2009

I guess Sam and Goober missed the cut back engineer part of RRJ's post.

Name: Z
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2009

How do you know what your talking about brakey Sam. Your just taking
Goober's opinion. He was gone years and years ago. Before you were
even born. It has always been that way in RRJ's time more than likely,
just as he explained. Working rules have changed countless times. I was
around when it was done the Goober way. I'm sure Goober knows what the
jump seat and port hole were. Do you believe everything someone post?

Name: Sam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2009

See what I mean loco 30+, you dont know what your talking about 50% of
the time. And that's generous.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2009

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2009

You're incorrect a cut back engineer can be forced to run an engine.
It's called protecting your seniority. It's been that way forever
even back when I was a firemen. Don't think we didn't get screwed.
Many a times my engineer would be off I'd run our job he would mark
back up I'd get left behind losing work because I wasn't rested and
being a firemen I was not considered as anything but a helper just
like
the brakemen. The engineer and conductors were the only jobs secured.
If
the brakemen ran his job as the conductor if not rested his slot would
be filled by the extra board plus by working another craft we weren't
entitled to any compensation like difference in pay. It was called
protecting your seniority.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Might be true today, however when he says it has always been this way
I call a foul. Engineer and Fireman on a regular job. Engineer lay's
off they call an Engineer if available and rested off the Engineers
extra board. If there are none rested at the start time for the job,
and the fireman is qualified as an engineer, he may be forced to run in
an emergency. Most Fireman were not qualified to run, so the job sat
until an engineer was rested. Not one person was screwed. I think I
know where old fart is coming from, he moved to the right seat and made
a bunch of overtime and they called a new entire crew to the job along
with the Engineer that was assigned and rested. Same as missing a call,
go to the board below the person that took the call.

The part about the Fireman/ Helper like a brakeman is also a farce. the
Fireman was a helper the Brakeman was a worker. The pay thing is also
stupid every Conductor made Conductor rate for the tour of duty, as did
the Engineer's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2009

Hey Sam why don't you try it like this next time so we don't have to
scroll so much when you do multiple post under different areas and
names. It's old news any way and people read the union sites any way.
That is if your a engineer or conductor, which is unlikely in your
case.
http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=47366

Name: SAFETY STRIKE
E-mail: SAFETYSTRIKE.COM
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2009

Stayin' alive: Visit safety task force Web page 

With railroad employee on-duty fatalities and career-ending injuries
soaring, UTU International President Mike Futhey recently appointed a
four-person safety task force to craft, in conjunction with the FRA, an
action plan to reduce rail-employee risk while on the job.

Leading the safety task force is UTU Assistant Arizona State
Legislative Director Greg Hynes, who will work with UTU Arizona State
Legislative Director Scott Olson, Arkansas State Legislative Director
Steve Evans and Michigan State Legislative Director Jerry Gibson. 

The effectiveness of the safety task force requires communication with
UTU members who work in the yards and aboard trains. 

To ensure two-way communication, a new Web page has been created to
provide updates on the work of the safety task force and permit UTU
members to contact the safety task force with suggestions, information
on workplace safety hazards and questions. 

Members should also advise their state legislative directors of
workplace safety hazards.

On the lower right of the UTU home page, at www.utu.org, a button has
been created, providing a direct link to the safety task force's Web
page. 

Portions of the page remain under construction, but a link already is
provided permitting members to e-mail suggestions, information on
workplace safety hazards, and questions. 

The page also provides quick links to UTU Designated Legal Counsel,
state legislative directors and general chairpersons. 

A complete listing of UTU members who have been killed in the line of
duty this year also will be added.

As safety task force recommendations are made, they will be posted as
alerts on the safety task force Web page, and also e-mailed to UTU
members who sign up for UTU e-mail alerts. 

If you are not already signed up for e-mail alerts, register at:

www.utu.org/worksite/InfoIndex.cfm. 

Please visit the safety task force's new Web page, whose purpose is to
help ensure you return home from the job alive and in one piece.

Click on the button on the UTU home page, or use this Web address to
reach the safety task force's new Web page:

www.utu.org/worksite/rail_safety_taskforce/safety_taskforce_home.htm.
 
May 28, 2009

Name: really don't give a fuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2009

STOP KISSING HIS ASS FUCKTARD!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2009

The problem with the CSX is...it's the dumb leading the dumb, save
yourself or suffer the consequences!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2009

Damn I forgot Moby Grape. Thank's Allman Brothers.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2009

Thank's Allman Brother

That was great Johnny Winters & Mott the Hoople "All the way from
Memphis".

Name: lemon head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2009

in june the hours of service law will kick in and help right???

Name: Allman Brothers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7zRbDkm4Jo

Never liked the space age look, bands got into in the earily 70's.
Even one of the great Blues players went through this phase, trying to
compete with disco I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlNGOynePMw&feature=related

The 70's and then back to normal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGtk1dHLSKM&feature=related

For all the guitar players who want to play red house, the key to
getting the Hendrix sound is tuning slightly flat. I see Johnny did
that here. It gives it the blusey sound. I know Sam doesn't need to
know this, he doesn't play guitar, only skin flute and mouth organs.

Name: Allman Brothers
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2009

Now that's what I'm talking about. 

A little MG for you RRJ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAUGyED5vH0

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2009

arent the allman brothers all dead?  one of them married Cher - and
she's what --- 90 years old or something like that? 

Geezers.

Name: Old Head Engr
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2009

Long live the Allman Brothers Band....they just don't come any better.

I still take a hit off the ole bowl, slip the headphones on, kick back
and relax to some of the best music around.  From their 1st release to
their latest.  It just doesn't get any better.

Name: Amazed in Arkansas
E-mail: ljdeen@hotmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2009

I love this site.  When I think of the CSX folks, I get a kick out of
the raw open speaking of this site.

From the 20 year railroad woman in the south (way south) - you all are
a hoot.

www.deenlegalresearchandconsulting.com

I work for the union, working employees of the railroads.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2009

Pop's

You can buy Moby Grape on Amazon. I've got a few of their albums (CD)
on my wish list. I bought a couple Electric Flag CD's off Amazon. Got
back into it after getting the Super Session series from the Filmore
East. One of the series that released last year is "Filmore East The
Lost Tapes". It has Johnny Winters first time playing outside of
Texas. When Mike Bloomsfield introduced him the crowd at the Filmore
was booing till he went off on his guitar. Great stuff. 

Sonny

Name: htlong
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Posted: 26 May 2009

mott the hoople????????????
ALL THE WAY TO MEMPHIS!!!!!!!!
wow you woke up some burnt out gray matter there!

did they have any other hits......remember moby grape????

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2009

I think ZZ Top is going to be in yout area to RRJ.

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2009

You guys must be really OLD.  The Moody Blues? Ugh. 

Time to retire, old farts.  Long past due.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2009

NoMo

Willie Nelson on 6/21 and Yes on 6/6 are playing Innsbrook here in
Richmond next month. Yes is like Moody Blues they still has 3-4
original members. I saw both on the same show in the mid '90s at
Walnut Hills in Raleigh, NC. That show Yes had all the original members
including Rick Wakemen on keyboards.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2009

Hey RRJ:

Yeah, you're right...there are a lot of the old bands still around but
all the faces have changed several times. If you're lucky there might
be one or two of the original members still playing. It's just not the
same though! One exception I can think of is the Moody Blues, there must
be several others.

I'm beginning to see a lot of tribute bands touring...I've never
actually seen one and probably won't, I can't possibly see the
attraction,unless it's the ticket price.

Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp play at the Wharf in
Orange Beach on 7/31...the cheapest ticket is $106.00 and the Most
expensive is $548.00 and there's only 2 of those left. I be dipped in
shit before I'd pay those prices.

Truth be known, if I'm in a joint and decide to waste money in the
Juke Box, I'm likely to play a little Sinatra, Como or Martin...that
tends to get rid of the amateurs!

God, I'm turning into my Father and Grandfather!

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2009

I see your daddy must of pulled out early. The part of your development
that would of produced intelligence and manners squirted on your
momma's leg.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2009

What an old fart or fu@*

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2009

NoMo

A lot of those '60s bands from England are still around they just
haven't had anything on the charts or toured here in the USA. 

I watched a biography on The Who a few days ago. They had been around
since 1963 under a few other names. They were one of my favorite bands
to see live. It wouldn't be the same today the loss of Keith Moon was
one thing but now with John Entwhistle gone it's definitely not the
same. I remember going to see The Rascals about 10 years ago it was the
year they were inducted in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. What a
disapointment it was one original member and a bunch of kids. I left
after two songs. There is only one band I'll see continuosly
Steppenwolf everytime John Kay could have anyone playing behind him
he's still great. A few years back Eric Burdon of The Animals and
Robby Kreiger of The Doors toured together that was a great show. The
Doors modeled themselves after The Animals with the gritty side of life
music. 

Oh well!!! Enough about the old days.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2009

HELLO FELLAS I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANY CONDUCTORS or engineers HAVE
DELIVERED COAL TO KINDER MORGAN IN NEWPORT NEWS VIRGINIA?

WHO FIXES THE TRACK ON THEIR PROPERTY AND CAN I HAVE SOME INSIGHT ON
THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE? anything would be apreciated, and good luck
out there rail roaders it's tough, thanks.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2009

Hey RRJ:

Sorry...I think it's more like a reunion on the 40th anniversary of
their formation.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2009

NoMo

Mott the Hoople. I had that album my favorite song was "All the way to
Memphis". I didn't even know they were still around. Especially to
have a 40th anniversary coming up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2009

If you feel it isn't possible good for you. Just don't be disappointed
when that phone rings. 
 
In the next 10 years it won't matter. One extra board will cover both
crafts. When the UTU agreed to dual seniority it opened up a can of
worms. The only thing keeping the two crafts from being disolved is the
pre-85er protected under the crew consist. The generation before me lost
when it went from steam to diesel electric locomotives, my generation
lost the caboose, yours is losing out to the remote. Every generation
has seen change. I'm tired of change.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2009

RRJ I'm a cut back engineer at russell and can not and will not be
forced to work anything but my job while I'm a conductor, its true as
an engineer if I ansewer the phone I have to go to work but thats only
as a marked up engineer.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2009

Hey RRJ:

Disability...reminds me of a parking ticket I once got, parking
in a handicapped spot. Went before the Judge, we were on a first name
basis; my case was called and my wife and I approached the Judge.

He asked if she was a witness, I introduced her and told him she was an
expert witness. He read the charge, cleared his throat and said "you
don't looked handicapped to me", which I replied, "I am your honor,
you just can't see it" and I commenced to unbuckle my belt...He said
"I'll take your word for it...case dismissed". There was a pretty
good laugh over it, I would have just hated to have my case called
next! 

Also, in honor of the next generation, I found this little ditty I'm
sure you'll remember:

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-9F_z0B2TA

I understand they will have a 40th anniversary show in London the first
week of October...don't go as often as I use to, but this one might be
worth it!

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2009

Engineers are stuck with all the work rules in the SSA especially the
bid system. The only part we can opt out of is the bonus program
nothing else. People vote but don't bother taking the time to read all
the fine print. The SSA was totally an open ended contract always
evolving and changing through the dispute/resolution commitee. Nothing
was set in stone. Seems most of those changes haven't been in our
favor. 

I hope the new federal regs help get some people back to work. Only
time will tell. Beyond popular beliefs by some on here I do care about
those furloughed. I just don't lose any sleep over it, it's a part of
railroading. It always will be. I just look at it as a way of weeding
out those who'll become a railroader and those who will not.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2009

NoMo

Furloughs take there toll. Back when I was hired the rate of those who
stayed after a furlough was around 20%. The C&O (Chessie System) would
over hire because they knew 70%-85% would quit the first year. As we
all know it's not your normal occupation. With the economy in the
crapper right now I don't think the loss will be that great. There
might be jobs out on the market not ones that pay like the railroad. We
told people save money no big purchases. Very few ever listen "it's
just paying your dues". Some can handle it some can't. No big deal.
Most of us have been through it. No one wants to hear it. 

I'll be glad to give the "Y" generation my seniority when the time
comes around in about 62 months. Maybe in less time if I decide to try
for a disability. It's hell at times to get older those back injuries
from your younger days start bothering you along with everything else.
I don't like what is happening to this railroad. It isn't geared for
us anymore. I want the new generation to take over. It'll be a mess
with all this micro-managing worse than it is today. No more protected
employees under the crew consist. I'm glad there are those who hired
out in the early to mid '90s they were taught how to railroad.
They'll be the ones to straighten things out when we are gone. Us
oldheads are tired of doing it. 

There is no unity amongst this new breed. There like a "railroad of
one" a stupid saying the army came up with it fits out here. Heck they
run up stairs to the TM and turn each other in. Sometimes resulting in
charges. What the f*#k? These are union brother