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: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2017 Sad sometimes but true: the companies take care of their own. Wait & see, you can just about bet that no matter what, the witch will end up in a high paying, high profile white collar office position someplace/somewhere. 

 Name: Deez Nuts E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 October 2017 Hunter Harrison....what a great guy. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 October 2017 I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx then a hunter crony. 

 Name: Ha E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 October 2017 Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches 

 Name: BillyDee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2017 Eugene doesn't care about intermodal. He's ran off plenty of buisness. He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs. He doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now. He knows he won't be here anyway. 

 Name: Doh! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 October 2017 Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle more freight. Good luck. 

 Name: Ha E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 October 2017 I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here 

 Name: HRDD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 October 2017 I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look like a girl scout 

 Name: Gofuckyourselfhunter E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2017 I KNOW YOU READ THIS HUNTER I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS. I HOPE YOU DROP DEAD FROM YOUR COPD IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN, GASPING FOR YORK LAST BREATH. THEN I WILL COME AND PISS ON YOUR GRAVE. 

 Name: Lima Ohio E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Well buddy this is CSX sucks not CP sucks I am not crying but simply saying why Csx sucks hint csxsucks.com now if you would like to you can create a CPsucks.com and go do your thing over there because I never got a letter all 4 times I was laid off at Csx not CP because I don't work at CP I work at Csx it is different so thank you for your great advice I will remember that the next time I work at CP and not get laid off from CP because I work at fucking csx 

 Name: Lima Ohio E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Fuck this company they way they toss is around I gambled big time I even asked the Trainmaster if I come back to work I wont be laid off in two months will I he said no and hey he was right because it only took one month here I come NS 

 Name: Lima Ohio E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Was laid off for a few years hired out in 2014 Chicago Division. Just got back to work over on the Louisville Division 4 weeks in just marked up as qualified and now i hear North Baltimore is shutting down this fucking company is fucking with not just me and my family but so many others soon I will be furloughed again I left a good job with vacation and benefits to come back they don't give two fucks about us employees 

 Name: Hollywood hogan E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 October 2017 http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/news/local/several-cars-derailed-from-csx-train-in-jacksonville-train-back-on-track/77-483454244 More empty blocks derailing, but at least they apologized to amtrack customers for the delay. 

 Name: joke E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2017 Eugena is a cunt CSX try to get a hold of me after I'm called. All those no good sobs in JX can kiss my ass. 

 Name: Nofavors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 October 2017 Due to the new bulletin. Brothers and sisters don't ever use your phone for any sort of company business. After taking a call for work don't answer or place a call due to anything CSX related. Don't call ptc,to,mechanical or any other of their bullshit. Dispatcher tells you to call TM use only a company provided phone.. As much as we wait on a ride after going dead. No naps no phone no unapproved reading material CSX knows this is not fucking possible. Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene NO FUCKING. FAVORS 

 Name: Monkeysuncle E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2017 CSX news is that Mr.Ed is calling all the shots at CSX HQ. CSX rumor is that Mr.Ed has been putting the Long stroke on Eugene and Ms. Sandy is jealous. 

 Name: Grand DAD E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2017 GOD HELP US ALL!!! Is it just me or is anyone else just plain sick and tired of these new crew callers who don't understand a damn thing about how the railroad has worked for the last 30 years. Why in the hell is the company not putting them through some serious agreement training or just some plain old simple railroad 101!!!! I swear to god if one more crew caller wakes me up running a roster just to get smart mouthed with me because I AM NOT QUALIFIED IN THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL IM GOING TO START FILING HARASSMENT SUITS! This god for saken company has made a damn mess out of everything when they extended the terminal limits. It used to be 10 miles shorter going both directions(east and west) then they started extending it out after they were bombarded with 100's of claims for road crews doing yard work in yard limits. Then csx kept saying avon didn't have yard limits only terminal limits. Well that may have been a technicality because avon didn't have YL signs posted and in the timetables but the yard crews had switching limits set by the FRA on how far they could go out with cars with hazmats without a CT168. They weren't supposed to go past the area where the IC(terminal dispatcher) area of responsibility ended and the IB( road dispatcher) area began. So they came up with this extended limit crap to try to get rid of claims and let the yard crews go out farther to do the work. Its bullshit because there still is a limit the FRA will allow any hazmat to travel on main line without a CT168. That would be the end of switching limits! All these new crew callers are being told that everyone who works out of Avon is supposed to be qualified to work in the ENTIRE TERMINAL LIMITS! Who is telling them this shit. I have been on a pool over 20 years that has advertised miles and advertised starting and ending points. I DO NOT HAVE TO GO 1 damn mile the opposite direction of my advertised job limits let alone 10 damn miles. This is called out of route and out of my advertised limits. I haven't worked their entire so called terminal limits and don't ever intend to. They extended this shit years after I was hired and trained. I got the seniority to stay where the hell I am and work the job as it is advertised. I tell these morons over and over that I did not have to be qualified to work both directions and I don't have any reason to go outside of my advertised limits. Quit calling me for this terminal limit bullshit and call me for the job I have been on over 20 years. I even had one threaten to put me down for refuse to work if I didn't go do their stupid dog catching shit of my own damn train outside of my advertised limits. Couldn't bring it down to me to hand off where my advertised limits start. Said it was in the terminal so I had to go get it. Told them do what you go to do but if you want me to go it you find me a damn pilot because Im not qualified, never have been and if I have to I'll call an FRA man to go with me. See what he has to say. I hear guys saying every day they are being threatened with insubordination charges if they don't go get on trains miles out of their limits they weren't qualified on. How come there aren't more fra guys around the yard. Isn't anyone calling them? What the hell is going to happen if this rumor comes true that HH is going to make everyone qualified on everything and be one big extra board. Does this idiot not know how many people were never qualified on everything. Does he know how many pilots are going to be needed. I heard he thinks just one trip is enough for anyone. I hope to god the FRA has their hands in this cause if they don't I can bet you bottom dollar that us Grand Dads are going to be up his arss like stink in his horse barn. Its bad enough now with these crew callers not knowing how things work but if he starts this crap our lives will be hell. They wont know who's qualified and who isn't. They will be calling all of us all night trying to find a warm body and then threatening all of us. YEAH and why the hell do they keep getting away with threatening us and talking to us like dog crap. If my kids talked to me the way they do I would smack their mouths! JEEEZZZZ this crap is getting deep! 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MRed@oXyGeN1.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 October 2017 The old man came home yesterday after a tiresome day in Washington. It won't be long before he flips his lid permanently. He's had his feedbag of pills strapped on all day. Has smoked more crack than Harlem and has been beating the donkey 8 to 10x a day. I'm a little concerned for him. I'll keep you guys posted. 

 Name: billy bob E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 October 2017 Hunter Harrison you are a joke and it is awesome to watch. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-disruptions/csx-customers-demand-end-to-shipping-bottlenecks-as-ceo-apologizes-idUSKBN1CG1BW 

 Name: investor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 October 2017 VANGUARD MARKET PRESS RELEASE CSX SERVICE DISRUPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT WASHINGTON REGULATORY HEARING 8:02 AM EDT, 10/11/2017m(MT Newswire)--CSX service disruptions will be addressed at a Wednesday "listening session" before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. according to a report filed by Reuters. Dow DuPonts Dow chemical unit and privately held agricultural manufacturer Cargill (DOW) are expected to speak before the top U.S. rail regulators about their experiences with the CSX rail network. The network has been hurt by service problems since the summer. CSX will be given the chance to defend its new operating strategy, the report said. Will be real interesting to see what HH has as an excuse for disrupting one of the largest well known manufacturing companies in the country! 

 Name: mike jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 October 2017 They can do that 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 October 2017 For the guy that said get involved with the union. I am a former local chairman and have voted for my local the way they voted to in the past. After some of the PTC agreements passed I asked for a vote count and was told no. It’s hard to get more involved when it feels like the company has the union in its back pocket and just passes what they want. This new tentative agreement seems good but hopefully everyone reads the whole thing even the co-pay part on how they go up and is not blind sided by it when it happens. I just wish they would add a few sick days, when on the road all the time and you get sick you have nowhere to go but work sick or not. 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 October 2017 One must have a high school diploma to work at CSX. I assume you dumbasses can read. How about reading the tentative agreement for yourself instead of asking a lot of silly ass questions. But here goes for bothers and sisters who are just too damn lazy. 2% back pay from July 2016 to July 2017 4% back pay from July 2017 till agreed upon If you quit were fired was not working for CSX time of agreement other than death you are not entitled to shit. You mother fuckers are some of the highest paid blue collar workers in The US and most already have their back pay spent or your fat lazy wife is worried about it. 

 Name: DWM E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 10 October 2017 Hey CSX wanna save millions a year and make crews happy? Run a train from point a to b and one from point b to a and put one in the hole half way and when they meet have the crews swap. This way you will run half way the go back home. Everyone is home every night and you don't pay millions to the hotels annually. Then with the money you save you could pay us a little better or at the very least pay for our boots again. 

 Name: Chitty E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 October 2017 Louisville can handle at least twice the freight that it is getting now. The space, tracks, and manpower is all there...... Utilize your assets! 

 Name: Kristos E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 October 2017 The new proposed agreement is mediocre at best. It s 10 fold better than last proposal but there is still a lot left on the table. This s the lowest wage increase I have seen from a national agreement since I have been here. The BLET has signed some garbage SSAs but national usually does much better. Not 100% sure I am ready to vote Yes for this either. I would guess Trump would all the strike in less than 90 days if it is voted down, just to stir things up!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 October 2017 Conductor 1-10: If & when & once the proposed contract is ratified -- In the past the RRs had 60 or so days to pay the retroactive wages. Those entitled - "have an employment relationship with a carrier on the date of this agreement OR retired or died subsequent to (a certain date)". Have to wait to see the new agreed upon Q & As but probably those furloughed or have resigned are SOL. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 October 2017 Hey guys, this is my first contract renewal. As far as the back pay is concerned, do they pay that soon after the contract is agreed upon? Do you get it if you are furloughed? What about someone that resigned? Would they still get that too? Technically they were under the contract at the time. Any info would be greatly appreciated! 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 October 2017 This is for conductor 1-10 Eugene goes to the vet and says, "My horse is constipated." The vet says, "Take one of these pills, put it in a long tube, stick the other end in the horse's ass, and blow the pill up there." Eugene comes back the next day, and he looks very sick. The vet says, "What happened?" Eugene says, "The horse blew first." 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 October 2017 Nobody enjoys your posts, stupid. You just changed your name and acted like you were someone that didn't think you're a moron. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 October 2017 Mr.jorgan I was just about to put my post to pasture till I red how much you enjoy them. So to all my followers I just want to say thanks I'm not going anywhere. Mr.Ed is here to stay. I'll be posting on a daily basis about a lot of horse shit and useless information. Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 October 2017 Mr. Ed I enjoy your posts. The good horse sense you bring to the table is appreciated. Eugene is very quiet about hitting the crack pipe and you brought it to light. I look forward to your future posts about you and Eugene's shenanigans around the barnyard. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 October 2017 blah blah blah Cry me a river you haven't been out here long enough to bitch. I'm willing to bet you got this job at around age 40+ and your pissed you're not going to have 30 at 60. Keep living out there I need a new barn for my video games and dungeons&dragons books. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 October 2017 Would you stop with the Mr Ed bit. It's not funny. Obviously you're from the millennial generation because every one of them are just like you. You think you have a good joke and then you repeat it for 3 years. No creativity or mind of your own because you spent your life playing video games. Same memes over and over again, same dumbass made up internet words over and over again. Nobody thinks it's funny. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 October 2017 This national sure is a bag of oats. The old man is offering twice the contract to loco operators. The conductors well you know. 

 Name: How is this not news? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 October 2017 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/05/atlanta-train-crash-house/734637001/ 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2017 Heard 25 transportation jobs are gone in Willard now waiting to see what they do with carmen. Growing up railroad never thought I'd see this happen to Willard Anyone heard how many cuts to carmen with over 20 years you would think I wouldn't have to worry 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2017 Cumberland is slowly but surely crashing and burning. Craftspeople are assigned seats for turnover. Not allowed to enter lunch room until start of shift. Stafford is a retard. Arigo is an adulterer who brags at local bars about furloughing people. Fucking losers. 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 October 2017 Csx has applied for and environmental covenant at 1200 don hudson blvd. Louisville ky., rhis is a ground test for contaminated soil, it lets prospective buyers know what the grpund has in it and also protects csx in the furture.who knows what this will end up meaning in the long run but be checking your local classifieds to see if this is happening at ur location we found it in our local news papper. Hopefully Osborn will still be around who knows. 

 Name: ABUSED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 October 2017 FRA/DISPATCHERS CSX and the FRA have rules on employees working jobs they are not qualified on. Union agreements cover pilots. CSX operating rules make it very clear that when we work on foreign line railroads we follow their operating rule. For the last 2 months the chiefs have been making crews stay on trains when taking them to hand them off to other crews who are working out of our territory and running on a foreign line. They are saying after they have been piloted one time by these crews they are qualified to take the trains. One time does not make a crew qualified. Second, CSX is not giving any maps or one single operating rules book to anyone for these foreign lines. How the hell are they getting away with this. Made me do it about 3 weeks ago and I didn't learn crap about the foreign line I was on . The so called pilot crew said they thought we were getting off the train and going home. They had so idea we were going to stay with them and they had their regular train ticket changed to a pilot crew ticket while they were in route to the hand off spot. Is is not illegal to make crews do this when they aren't carrying any of the foreign line railroads rules books? No maps? We don't even know how to read the foreign line paper work. Saw a little of it by pilot crew but it was greek to us and we didn't understand any of it. Is this a federal offense. I heard they are threating insubordination charges on crews for not wanting to go if the chief finds out they have been once. No rules books? NO maps? No classes? This is called safe running of trains? 

 Name: Taylor J E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 October 2017 You got it all wrong about North Baltimore, have any of you been there to see the place? Double leads on both ends almost a mile long on west end, mile half on east... Take out the cranes and you have a perfectly flat , super flat switching yard taylor made to pump out freight. They will be closing all manifest freight out of Willard, New Castle, Garrett, Toledo and switch it there. And since it’s an intermodal property, all work will be done by private contractors in the yard. Kick ‘em 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 October 2017 It really is closing. Think about it this way, csx intermodal has agreements to use private contractors, utility men that aren't csx, Carmen that aren't csx, it's all private contractors that were agreed upon when north Baltimore opened. If the same work is done in Willard, which is csx transportation, not csx intermodal, by csx guys that are already there, and are going to be without work soon anyways, then they save alot of money. Repurpose Willard, you're utilizing assets. Sell north Baltimore, it's too small for our needs anyways, and you make a profit to cover the changes 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 October 2017 North Baltimore closing. Willard hump shutting down Friday. Going to flat switch only 300 cars a day. Intermodal freight will block swap at willard. new castle getting 30 million in improvements so freight can be switched from both ends of the yard. All happening very soon. New castle supposed to get yardmasters back and 6 around the clock, 3 man yard jobs when work is done. Avon and new castle going to handle all of Willard's work. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 October 2017 I told the old man it will be called "Mr.Ed Camps" there was a misprint in the new magazine. Please disregard the previous printing. The new upcoming talent didn't have to be brainwashed to suck the old man off. They were more than willing to get and stay on their knees the entire Mr.Ed Camp. While one was be spanked he kept asking may he have another. Be watching for me coming to a barn near you. I'm touring the system in December will be handing out oats,carrots and all kind of special treats to the old man's good little boys and girls. 

 Name: Atmylimits E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 October 2017 Has everyone got there csx magazine. This magazine would make Joseph Goebbels smile from his nazi grave. My favorite part of the magazine is the 2 pictures of hunter harrison. The one picture gotta be from at least 5 years ago while he was at the CP and then there was the current picture of him sitting in a chair at his first "Hunter Camp" with about 30 kool-aid drinking managers behind him.this guy looks like he is on his death bed. Funny how he has to cut costs or as he likes to say "control costs" across the system with job cuts and furloughs, but how much did he spend on this magazine? Paying people to interview the kool-aid drinkers, take pictures, printing and the postage alone probably cost thousands. That on top of remodeling his office in Jacksonville that's he's never at.... millions of dollars wasted for his pet projects, but call me a brake man when I have 150 cars to switch with 98 cuts is out of the question. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 October 2017 The old man has lost his mind. He was talking to the goose today. Trying to get some information about their flight pattern or something. He thinks he can model his rr after it. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 October 2017 Old Man on horse says to little conductor on bike, "Did Santa get you that?" "Yes," replies the little conductor. "Well tell him to put a reflector light on it next year!" and charges him. The little conductor looks up at the old man and says, "Nice horse you've got there, did Santa bring you that?" The Old Man coughs and grasp for air and replies, "He sure did!" "Well," says the little conductor, "Next year tell Santa that the dick goes under the horse, not on top of it 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 October 2017 The feed bag of pills is strapped on the old man. He will be out of the stable grazing the pasture by morning. We all kinds of new surprises coming out of the barn. Avon is shutting back down soon. Hourly rate will be out in the next couple of weeks Caskey is going to be turned into a hump yard Radnor ?????TOP SECRET Dispatchers aren't relocating now PSR new model will be announced next week Rocky Mount is getting a new stable Selrick is being leveled No more overnight barn stays the first of 2018 brakesticks are coming back getting off of moving equipment bumped up to 5mph no more bulletins to carry 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 October 2017 Yes, Willard is next. Heard it on a trainmasters conference call. There aren't going to be any originating trains anymore and Willard will only be used for interchange with other railroads, and for block swap. All yard jobs and all but one yardmaster are supposed to be gone. All but 2 trainmasters. It's not going to be good for new castle and Willard. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Mr.ed@oxygen1.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 October 2017 I know how to run a railroad I wrote the playbook. I'm not leaving here a failure but I'm a short timer. There are up and coming colts that I'm grooming for when I leave. Before I leave I'm going to have PTI drivers qualified to run trains. They may smell like cat shit but they will work for peanuts. Annual rule class will be replaced by Mr.Ed camps. Yardmasters will be running etest. No more water,ice or crew packs. It's your shared responsibility to be prepared. No more safety glasses it's a waste of time and money Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers 

 Name: have2vent E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 October 2017 I'm sick of working everyday paying every damn bill. While my wife sits home on her fat ass talking to other rr'ers wifes about the railroad and all of us who work out there. I just want to say thanks to the dumbass who got all this bullshit started by giving their bitch access to the mainframe. Now thanks to a few its a fucking cancer spreading across the system. Anyone who allows their wife on facebook's csx wifes is a damn fool. We are not friends we just happen to work at the same place.. My life is not your bitches business. Some your wives know more about what's going on than the ones out there. If we get a bonus this year try to keep the bitch from finding out and spreading the news. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 September 2017 Asleep at the wheel: Majority of FNGs (f---ing new guys), including management personnel, = are just a PITA (pain in the ass). 

 Name: Timothy j bibro E-mail: 5711 belmer ,dr parma Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 September 2017 do you mean Timothy J Bibro that lives at 5711 Belmer dr parma ohio case #882904 Cuyahoga county phone #440-340-2304 what a guy!!!! 

 Name: tim J Bibro E-mail: 2098586 Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 September 2017 Tim J Bibro .ex conrail conductor from rockport yadrd is being charged for assult Tort .They want 125, 000 dollars .20conductors plus dave smidt will testify he is the big ass hole. look it up he lives in parma ohio. there is a god !!!! pay back timmy 

 Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2017 I heard a few things not sure if true but here goes 1- Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville and will cross train to learn all areas so they can be used as a dispatcher for any area in the system at any time. 2-T/E extra boards will soon be combined so you can be called for any line of road at any time, yard extra boards will be included as well. 3-Managers will soon be required to protect engineer and conductor positions as needed. 4-Freight pool guys, local guys, and regularly assigned yard guys will be required to protect vacancies as needed. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 T.L You're just the kinda guy we've been looking for out at the stable. You're on your way to the top. That kinda go to attitude the skies the limit. Welcome to the donkey club. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Horseofcoarse.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 Mr. lolflon Sounds like your a man getting a promotion. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 Heeeeee I did lose a shoe. 

 Name: larry lambert E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 All i hear from my LC is that they can do that 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 September 2017 I think the name of the site should be changed to CSX-reallySucksNow!.com 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 September 2017 Eugene I hope this letter finds you still kicking. It's me your good ole buddy Mr.Ed. I'll be back in the office in a couple weeks. Don't forget to take all your meds but take it easy on the crack pipe. I wanted to ask you to take easy on all these hard working men out there. PSR has a better chance of surviving if the men got a hell of a raise and more time off. P.S. You do know that's cindy dressed up like me that's been giving you advice. No worries will see you in a couple weeks Horse of Course, Mr.Ed 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2017 Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you. 5 Guiding Principles 1 Customer Service Do what we say or the customer can hit the highway. Be easy to business with unless they make a request then take em to the woodshed of course. 2 Costs Controlling Sell off anything and everything we can make a dime on. Need more horse costumes 3 Optimizing Assets idle locos, cars and layoff men 4 Developing Employees Make them drink the kool aid, dress up in horse costumes and feed one another carrots. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Contract will be setltled as soon as D.pierce sucks the old man off. 

 Name: Mr. Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Fact It's all true. He also sucks cindy's dick. 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Is it true that Eugene makes Bob Frulla and Cindy Sandborn dress up in horse costumes and makes them give him advice when Mr Ed isn't available? Asking for a friend.... 

 Name: es E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Eugene is raising hell about peoples saying he's getting information from his horse. That "Mr.Ed" is really calling all the shots. Whoever got this started Eugene has noticed. Good job 

 Name: BLET GC HANNAH E-mail: crock@blet.org Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Mr. Hannah...Please consider a retirement before the upcoming GC elections and do the Brotherhood a favor. We are tired of the financial treachery imposed on the membership by the committee's greed! And maybe come out of the closet accept a higher management position with Union Pacific! 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 September 2017 Back pay? I'm not paying you back pay. I need a new feedbag and a stable. My partner needs new medical equipment. there want be back pay only 23/hr 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is entitled? 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 September 2017 PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2017 Since when is going into suppression an emergency application??? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2017 Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine? Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc... There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 September 2017 I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr. 

 Name: Norespectharrision E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 24 September 2017 As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of us. 

 Name: Nice E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2017 NO JOKE!!!! Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed. I'm not sure where this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2017 Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2017 36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop! 

 Name: 1x E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2017 cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess. 

 Name: 1x E-mail: oxygendeprived.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm66ns7nWAhVl0oMKHSZFDU8QqUMIKDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-exclusive%2Fexclusive-persistent-rail-service-disruptions-dog-csx-customers-idUSKCN1BW2TO&usg=AFQjCNHOkl_JpM_EbeB8vj-JRDFRK39WRg Yeah, Eugene and Mr.Ed are full of shit. I can't believe a bullshit statement can send stock up too. It's all smoke and mirrors guys. 

 Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 September 2017 Operating ratio is simple to get down when you only have 15 trains to run. Get rid of all those pesky customers that slow our 15 trains down. Close sidings and straightline switches. No reason to slow down then!! Keep it up skeletor. By your 80th birthday, you should have effectively raised the price of most commodities in our country while you are in your casket with your money bags. Fuck you and your horses you probably never rode! 

 Name: Crapola E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2017 The last furlough I heard about was before the stb got involved. That's what made me think that. I know in other situations, the stb made them call people back, and imposed fines for manpower shortages. Even under the old regime, this situation calls for cuts. I think this guy is waiting for the meeting, or possibly/probably the fourth quarter to make his numbers look good 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 September 2017 Crapola, Enjoy while you can at least - it won't last. 

 Name: Crapola E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 September 2017 Did the surface transportation board put a stop to furloughs until the meeting or something? With the lost business and the normal fall/ winter slowdown starting, there isn't much work. Our extra board has had 21 turns for a month now, and it's not turning. It takes a week to go to work for 1 trip. I'm not wishing for it, it just seems strange to keep that many turns on it and keep paying guarantee when it's not even being used. Anyone know anything about that? 

 Name: Ric flair E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 20 September 2017 Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood", whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys 

 Name: Uga E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 September 2017 Heard we lost ups contract at the end of month 

 Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2017 Wax Thank You! You beat me to it. We all wonder why corporate thinks we are all dumbasses. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 September 2017 I notice awhile back there was a system notice about how the selection for engine school would be. They said training would be in Atlanta. I thought they shut down the redi center down? So why the fuck would I have to travel 500 plus mile to go to engine school if the redi center's shut down. Rumor I heard the last day a class was finished (I'm not sure what the traing was for) they were taking stuff off the walls and boxing it up and shipping it out.why not train people closers to there home terminals or even regionally. No fucking reason to go to Atlanta if there is no redi center. 

 Name: YEA E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 September 2017 Cond 1-10 You are 100% right. This no napping issue was brought to the FRA's attention when it first came out and they claimed they didn't know a thing about the rule change. We asked them if we needed to file complaints with the fatigue specialist and the office in Chicago said no that they would look into it. So far not a word has been heard from anybody in the FRA. No one in either union has said anything about taking this insane rule change to the mat with HH. So in the mean time it is suggested that everyone and we mean EVERYONE take the safest course of action and follow the previous rule if you are tired as hell and do not feel rested. Take notes of every time you are woke up in the middle of the night by crew callers running the rosters to fill jobs because of man power shortages. Some people have reported their phones ringing over a half dozen times through out the nite. They know the calls are not for them. They know what trains are scheduled on their pools. Not only are they woke up continuously but so is the rest of their family. If you need to rest you are empowered to take the safest course of action. If you tell crew management that you cant take your call because you are tired as hell from being woke up all night they will charge you for refusing to take the call and pull you out of service. They created the situation that you are in. Make notes of every time they do it. Take your nap! 

 Name: WELOVEUHUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 September 2017 HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING LEADER HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ? IM SURE HIS 2 NEIGHBORS ARE PITCHING IN AND HELPING. MADONNA IS PROBALY MANNING A CHAINSWAW AND STEVE HARVEY IS DOING SURVEYS WITH HIS OTHE NEIGHBORS (HE LIMITS HIS SURVEYS TO 100)WE SHOULD ALL PITCH IN AND GET HIM A WALMART GIFT CARD SO HE CAN BUY THE ESSENTIALS TO GET BY ,ALSO A HALLMARK CARD WE SHOULD ALL SIGN GIVING HIM OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. 

 Name: jeff E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2017 just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH is just getting started. lots to look forward to. 

 Name: Hurrican Irma E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2017 Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and blow your bitch asses down 

 Name: billdee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 September 2017 CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half dozen terminals on its western corridor. reopen Avon to relieve congestion Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive. This crazy bitch talks out of both sides of his mouth 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2017 You know that piece of shit hunter harrison will be on the CSX jet flying first class with his oxygen bottle in hand with his gold digger wife evacuating cause of the hurricane, hopefully it wipes out the dispatching center proving the point all the dispatchers shouldn't be under one roof. After calling crew management and telling them you need to mark off weather to evacuate for the hurricane they will tell you " you will be marked off 12 hours and need to keep calling back to remark off weather" or "really weather again, I need you to take a train north out of miami" 

 Name: 7 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Check out glassdoor reviews on CSX. The men are trashing Eugene. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it. Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out. 

 Name: Attention media!!! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 It's all lies! Not one thing on the news about improvement is true. Nothing is fixed, and the only reason complaints are down is because we now have less customers thanks to corporate raider Hunter Harrison. If you're in it for the quick buck, this is for you. If you care about anyone or anything and have a soul, you'll demand they replace this con artist. He's destroying lives,he's destroying our company, he's burning bridges with our customers, he doesn't care about people getting killed or hurt as long as he gets his way. Nothing has improved. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: oxygenisgood.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 PSR learn It, know it, live it.... Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour. Your union has already agreed to our terms. You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's sure to pass. 

 Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills. There are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub. And we had another trainmaster to quit. I don't even think we have an official now but never needed one anyway. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time, it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2 months! 

 Name: What a story! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Wow. So they've fixed the problems and the dwell time is down, customers are all better???? What kind of bullshit is this? Every train I get on is more than 12 hours no matter what were doing. You can't get in Willard. New castle takes 5 hours to set off and pick up. North Baltimore trains aren't making it in without a recrew. Our trains that work get recrewed every day, some of them get recrewed 3 or 4 times!! Every siding, I mean every one is full of loaded auto racks that can't get unloaded in lordstown because they cut too many jobs. There are over a hundred loaded auto racks just parked. No plan for them. They won't call extra jobs to get them processed, and the utility jobs are gone. Nobody is in charge of it because Willard has too much on their plate. It's fucked up bad. A chemical place sent an email that if they didn't receive their cars in 8 hours, that they would have to shut down, and the city of Akron was in a position to declare a state of emergency because it didn't have the chemicals needed for the city's water supply. How the fuck do they think anything is fixed???? What a bunch of lies. And Bloomberg, employee morale is as low as it's ever been. Where do you get your info from? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course 

 Name: Eugene E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 Just more grossly exaggerated statements. Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as payroll survives so I get paid!.... 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 September 2017 Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements? "Pay Rate" now says "Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done went out and vote already finalized? I SMELL A RAT!! 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2017 Watchdog (Or, should I say HQ) nice try guys. Grammer is too good in that post for a railroader (try a few misspelled words next time). Did you get someone from HR to write that shit!, I bet you did! Oh, the warnings in that post, make me want to shit my pants and damn near work for free! I'm watching the boards everyday, for that kind of bullshit! I can spot it immediately! BTW, on a side note, CSX HR is filled with a bunch of whores. Many, many whores. You can save yourself a ton of money by firing them! I can name names, but you already know the ones! 

 Name: 23rd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2017 Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas and gals 

 Name: Watch Dog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Attention!!! When HH made the comment he wanted to "weed out the non believers" he was not making a joke. It has been reported that several employees were aggressively approached by appointed managers from the HH regime when the employee was expressing his opinion on the new roll out of precision railroading. They were told that their attitude was not acceptable and they were not needed at CSX. These hit squads will be everywhere and they will be listening to your conversations. Don't expect freedom of speech to cover you when they pull you out of service. The operating rules are written so you don't have any freedom of speech. Don't be boisterous, combative, argumentative, disloyal. These term leave the door wide open for interpretation and they will use them against you. If you must engage in a conversation with one of these managers make sure you have a witness with you and make it very clear that you want permission to speak freely and off the record. If the manager refuses to let you do so then disengage and do not have any further conversations with them. Many may have tape recorders and there is no doubt your name will be on a watch list at your terminal. This isn't a joke people. You better pay close attention to your surroundings and who you are with when having private personal conversations while you are on CSX property or on the clock elsewhere. For those of you in the public who view this site and do not understand the depth of the Employee behavior policy, below is the exact wording as printed. Many restrictions are totally acceptable but there are a few that leave the door wide open for a disgruntled manager to retaliate when he feels his authority is being questioned or the employee is not a "Believer". Employee behavior must be respectful and courteous. Employees must not be any of the following. a.dishonest,or b.insubordinate,or c.disloyal,or d.quarrelsome The following behaviors are prohibited while on duty, on csx property, or when occupying facilities provided by csx. a.boisterous, profane or vulgar language, or b.altercations c.practical jokes or horseplay, or d.carelessness, incompetence, or willful neglect of duties, or e.behavior that endangers life or property As stated before, many of these rules are totally acceptable but being "Disloyal" is NOT! What is disloyal? Deserting ones allegiance per Websters dictionary. Speak out against your employer for their treatment of all employees and now you are being disloyal. You are now being insubordinate/rebellious/mutinous. If you express your opinions to loudly then you could be considered boisterous. Argue with your employer when he clearly violates your working rights or is yelling at you then you risk the charge or quarrelsome. Its pretty obvious that these rules can have a detrimental impact on your future employment with CSX if you engage in a conversation with one of the managers from the HH regime. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR WORDS! Better yet do not talk to any one of them. If you are approached by one and you sense a negative attitude from them if you wont have a conversation with them, immediately let your union representation Know. There is a good chance your name will end up on a list. It is sad that it has come to this but it is what you are dealing with. Protect yourself and be very careful when you open your mouth. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 THEY wanted previous CEO out & HeadHunter in. WE didn't. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit! KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 September 2017 Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working man jobs. Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for employees either so now look out. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2017 Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax. Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 Poster HhasaTP ia a company man, mole, whatever. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2017 For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try harder next time! "Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus man go back to working at Wal-Mart. Tell u what, u mark off sick and see how many co-workers follow suit." 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND 1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 02 September 2017 HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS. HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE" THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 September 2017 Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire). 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2017 The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take advantage also - if\when possible. Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, if any, conscience or pride. 

 Name: biddeal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 I haven't been out here for very long time but I've seen 3 CEOs, 4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother even remembering their names. AND Countless Pricks using the union to become officials. All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here. All is Well in The T&E ranks. keep your mouth shut do as your told offer no suggestions make all the ot you can. This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone for one reason or another before you know it. AND WE WILL STILL BE HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK PAY. 

 Name: Sick Out E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 August 2017 OH I GET A LUNCH.... FROM WHEN I ACTUALLY WARM OR COOK A FROZEN MEAL AND LET IT COOL A BIT..SIT DOWN.. THEN I EAT WIPE MY MOUTH OFF WITH A NAPKIN THROW OUT MY TRASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER MYSELF, I'M GETTING CALLED OUT BACK TO WORK.... TOTAL TIME ABOUT 10 TO 12 MINUTES THAT'S MY LUNCH.THEY INCLUDE TYING THE LOCOMOTIVE DOWN TESTING THE HANDBRAKE BRAKE AND TRANSIT TIME WALKING TO AND FROM CREW ROOM INCLUDED IN THE 20 MINUTES. THE TRAINMASTER WAS TOLD THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT AND HE COULD CARELESS HE WAS FUCKING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES.... WELL WHEN I AND OTHER CREWS START LAYING DOWN ON THESES HEARTLESS MANAGERS, MAYBE THEY WILL BE FIRED FOR LOW CAR COUNTS AND I WOULD CARELESS IF THEY CAN FEED THERE FAMILIES 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at on duty time. There is no way we can be required to get into company paid transportation before we are on the clock. This is one of many perks we provide the carrier for free. They want to start rushing us around then give nothing back. Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the correct answer. 

 Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY " E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME... 20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12 LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A 12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12 MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY" 

 Name: watching E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! IT'S TOO QUIET! No media reports of the STB going after HH. No yards closed. No jobs cut in large masses in week. HH actually admitting he made mistakes(old switch and bait trick) Stock markets quiet. No reviews. It's just to quiet. No post from customers on this site. No crews reporting where cars are sitting out. BE WARNED! It's just to quiet. Every good soldier knows when the top brass gets quiet and disappears and the doors are closed something is being planned. Pay attention. LISTEN! Watch the actions of your supervisors. This is the calm before the storm. Expect the paper work to start rolling out. Expect policy changes for the crews. Your union reps better be on red alert and ready to react. PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY! 

 Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on. 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT. 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract. 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id= 160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY! 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY! 

 Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a while. I have some questions for you? 1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the railroads to make a profit. What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do you still bully everyone around? Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr. Harrison! 2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is doomed to fail or at best, have marginal success. Most of us are stock holders as well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get along? 3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question a bad idea? I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan, that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training is over $30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like$100.000.00. It's literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as fast as you can. Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 August 2017 Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx retards in the same group. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 No one should expect the media, government agencies, politicians, the populace, to be on your side - UNLESS catastrophic accident(s) occur -- and if/when that should happen then there'll be even more regulations and rules for workers to adhere to. This is year 2017 and many people think RR employees already have good pay & benefits. Doesn't matter if all the work circumstances and conditions are known by some. Yes - you can claim contract violations - depending on the particular situation, and yeah, you'll wait for retribution. Lead a wildcat strike? Do so without much support, if any, and hide from federal marshals. Things will get better. Harrison will fail. 

 Name: snafu/fubar the 30th E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 August 2017 you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate points and make them spend $27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 August 2017 It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona say this is enough... bad enough we don't have a national contract going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across the system would shut the system down.   Name: FLOORED! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 August 2017 RAILROAD SAVIORS POST If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with Harrison I suggest you do. A link was provided on this site for you to view it. The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out it that send very strong and disturbing messages. Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the handbook! I ain't leavin a failure." Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING OUT the non believers. This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he will rid his house of the non believers. Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and making the investors and stockholder rich. He talks of reductions in Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was. "I'll eat the spaghetti!" READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where this mans mind is at read it. We are dealing with a lot of issues here. All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it! Reverend Harrison has spoken!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2017 Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 August 2017 CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX. The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's office in Washington, D.C. It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster. At the very least it would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public record. I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little bit counts.   Name: Railroad Savior E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2017 In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2017 You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food restaurant.   Name: / E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2017 FACTS! Cut of cars ran out of newly revamped yard(state street) set up for flat switching. No protection for run out cars was installed to protect main line. The crew DID NOT run into the cars as being reported by the news stations. The crew was given enough warning to get off the locomotives before they were hit. Facts, not fiction. Thank god the dispatchers were quick on their feet and were able to tell the crew to get off otherwise they could have been seriously hurt. No one seems to know why the news media are reporting this as the train ran into the cut of cars. This is not true.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 August 2017 Roll out at state street yard No main line protection. See news coverage. Engines and cars trashed. Luckily crew is not injured. Safety for crews on the back burner.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2017 https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing people on the spot.   Name: SAW IT/READ IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Brilliant YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG! I guess you never got to read the training manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a communication network with other divisions to let them know when their targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology and the stalking training was ordered to cease. Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!" If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate this old form. PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well as your union agreements. Any time you are assessed any discipline for failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST THE LAW. READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th, 2017 PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! What does this mean? What is APPROPRIATE non critical? Who gets to decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union representative and getting answers to NOW! Have they provided you with a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you lost one while working does not warrant a failure. Not having your lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the situation. In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation needs to address. Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor things are considered violations that should have called for coaching. DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a failure? Were the managers to blame? Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on. GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!   Name: birdwatcher E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 August 2017 @ South end Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. Thank you in advance.   Name: Southend E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world starting up. If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for same rule in three years. This way any t&e can be fired at any time for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region: TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY: MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS. AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Supposedly the FRA are working with Google, Apple, and other computer map providers to better tag RR crossings so drivers note their existence on their computer screens.   Name: HPU Alumni E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 hunter Harrison is my best friend. I like to smoke crack with him.   Name: NOT FOOLED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2017 USA USA/Manager/mole GO AWAY POSER! What topic was posted that made the big boys in Jacksonville squirm a little. Only reason you came out from under your rock. Was it the topic on Hawthorne yard being closed after all the work that was done for nothing???? Everything had to go back to AVON to get at least half the crap back on track. Now do us a favor and go back and ask your boss what they are going to do about all the industries in Crawfordsville Indiana that haven't had a switch in over a week. Guessing they are calling the trucking companies about now! Rumor has it the NS is going to take over the steel plant(SDI) and Nucor as well. Have track rights and can do so. Going to give all that business to the NS now. There goes more CSX jobs! NS is stock piling and buying up stock left and right. Cleaning house. Ask them if they are planning on selling off the Greatlakes division. That should keep you busy for awhile!   Name: Eugene E-mail: oxygenPlz..com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going around. They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on me. I only accept praises when CSX is doing well. When the company is doing great that's because of me and only me. The company is really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play nice. They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level managers are making fun of my oxygen tank. That's not being nice. I only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels. I came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed that will show everyone that PRR model can't fail. PRR is more than making three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent. PRR is much much more than this. P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour   Name: buyer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 August 2017 Relators CSX Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis located off of Emerson Avenue is now shut down after thousands were poured into it for repairs and upgrades to the tracks, walking stones, switches and buildings. The upgrades makes it perfect for purchase if your wanting to start something small. Have heard the INRD railroad is looking to work out a deal. CSX owns around 82% of the INRD so it would make sense to keep it in house and profit share but the door is still open for negotiations. Wouldn't hurt to check it out.   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 another grossly exaggerated statement https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F   Name: H E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/ Another grossly exaggerated statement!   Name: OTD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 HH has developed new metrics to confuse and mislead https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/performance-measures/methodology/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2017 Very few managers and I mean very few. Could do a carmen's job. Most managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience. Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 RR jobs cut/slashed? Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare insurance, RR Retirement, etc. Of course RR big shots want to reduce those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year or better for not a whole lot of time involved. It sucks. 'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.   Name: Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em E.H.H.   Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc. we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them. we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down, money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed. the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but the sorry management above you.   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ Another grossly exaggerated statement   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2017 Supposedly, according to Jerusalem On Line news, Al Quida are starting to emphasize attacks against trains in Europe and the US. They usually think of trains as Passenger Trains, but who knows? FWIW.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to worry about.   Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 August 2017 Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run CA anyway. UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division is how they did it. However all I have been pulling for the last month running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate and our HOS will freaking allow it. UPS is paying for all tolls we get meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads over the fuel tax they are paying for it. Why they terminated all UPS contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are short. So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the money for a while. Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the railroad on the East Coast. Now to grab my next load East and haul butt back to Beantown. We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home. However that almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors supported it. The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. We'll see - time will tell. If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt. Good luck to all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham. Evelyn can blame anyone or everyone. The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men. The last few days I worked. I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all making fun of this madman's insanity. Where I'm from we now stage autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up. One train sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later another train blocks the main and siding to pick up. There are over a 100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're original picked up. That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.   Name: But E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull this insanity!   Name: I GET IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 August 2017 BRAIN DEAD T&E When are you going to wake up and GET IT! If I see one more post about HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke! Wake the hell up and use your heads. This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY! This guy has more money than he knows what to do with. This is about power. This is about EGO! This is about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come first doesn't matter. He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad and made it great! Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone they were wrong and he was right. THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST! What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they were and went to his grave doing it. You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety standards set by the USDOT. Take pictures. Tape record if necessary. Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive. That my friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack as well.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2017 Railway Age Magazine - May read / see articles concerning shipper's complaints. However, that rag is, & has always been, pro company, pro RR, & anti employee\worker.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 August 2017 Haha told y'all , cry babies   Name: Honest Abe E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 August 2017 I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email. Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest and fair. CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. How many more good people can we lose?   Name: Railway age E-mail: Letitbeknown.com Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2017 RAILWAY AGE MAGAZINE Staff Publisher Jonathan Chalon jchalon@sbpub.com Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono wvantuono@sbpub.com Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman mischa@sbpub-chicago.com International Editor David Briginshaw db@railjournal.com Creative Director Wendy Williams wwilliams@sbpub.com Marketing Manager Erica Hayes ehayes@sbpub.com Corporate Production Director Mary Conyers mconyers@sbpub.com Circulation Director Maureen Cooney mcooney@sbpub.com Administrative Assistant Mary Conyers mconyers@sbpub.com Let's keep the pot stirring! The customer's and public need to know what is really going on.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 August 2017 to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug 17 get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and get pulled out of service for a violation of rules. quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards oxygen when he comes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2017 http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this country??   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone, then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours, had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!   Name: hunterhater E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a railroad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic spread the word about this turd.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 August 2017 Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com   Name: Greedyoldman72 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood and sweat   Name: Backpusher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week, sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.   Name: Better off E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many, many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States, counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing. They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview, explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after. Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose. Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!   Name: homer j simpson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now) what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone, leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad without the bs. i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too. i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this life and add years to your life. your families would like having you home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.   Name: RADIO E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 To furloughed Employees Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the Avon rail yard. They have a website you can go to that list jobs available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to the CSX employees who lost their jobs. It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them any explanations as to why they haven't. It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work. Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 CSX is slowing down to a crawl. The Nashville service lane is all jacked up. Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards and from no where we send them out. No true destination just running them up and down the rail. This is fact I see it first hand and participate in conference calls. This is madness.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 Pretty good anonymous - The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA, which is a branch of the US DOT. Prior to 1966, the ICC was the regulating government agency.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q Eugene is full of shit   Name: anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google earth photo of the mansion.   Name: Dirk Diggler E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 All, Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready, the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!   Name: Brown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Somebody You're spot on brother.   Name: Yak E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 August 2017 Safety First? Don't see many posts concerning safety issues. The vast majority of the posts in every forum on this website anymore are in reference to all the changes taking place. Personal injury counts up? We ALL are aware of what can/may happen to an employee that reports an on-the-job injury. The RRs always threw a fit if/when someone got hurt - to them, regardless of what happened it was always the injured person's fault. Unions & FELA Attorneys are no doubt willing to assist but...... No help from the US or State Governments should be expected - not with the regimes in place at present. Good luck to everyone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 UP https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 August 2017 2017 Analyst and Investor Conference There will be a lot of dick sucking going on   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing extra jobs effective yesterday.   Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on, but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because I'm important. And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus. They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you your wages, let alone a bonus.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 August 2017 The more crazy shit I read about csx since H. I see my potential bonus going down the drain fast. I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S getting overpaid for no results. Run a money making company in the ground and those bitches still get paid. 'We can't be having dead weight everyone must pull their own.' said H What a Joke! This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground. I've always said Donald Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H isn't the business man Donald is. All you yes men are as guilty has H is.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 15 August 2017 H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.   Name: E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision RRing methods from one of his horses. I was told the horses name is Mr. Ed So this all makes sense now.   Name: By the balls E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.   Name: E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Its called precision Railroading dumbass! Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH Fire those fuckers! EH Cut those lazy fuckers! EH Idle those fuckers! EH Rent foreign Locos! EH I don't need oxygen all the time! EH It's pushback by the troops! EH WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2017 So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up to this.   Name: Railroad buddy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 August 2017 Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 En Xb is set at 4950 across the system. 48.50hr i 401k match Increase in pl days Shares System wide seniority Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done) Abolish hotel stays Naps allowed Abolish CAPS Dismantle payroll Time clock Paid holidays Abolish yd jobs No weekend Union buisness without an investigation Company provided cell phone Recerts done by home computer IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to   Name: Jason A. E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area. This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston, Andrews, Florence and Cayce. HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Me: Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.   Name: Jack E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.   Name: Bluegills E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Lol The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can remember. About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we will work on something else but this is most important. " you guys remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they had it resolved come to find out it only was for those currently employed hence the entire cycle starts over again. But this time will be different Fuck the bump Fuck the pay difference How about some real issues   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 PER WALL STREET JOURNAL, Weds Aug. 9, FRA and FMCSA said they would give up on sleep apnea rules and leave it up to rails and truckers to decide what to do.   Name: E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time. We want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.   Name: Happy E-mail: Avon Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 August 2017 About Joe Berry. He was an asshole. Hopefully so more assholes get let go in Indy here soon as well.   Name: joe tupa E-mail: in your poopa Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 August 2017 where is joe tupa working or is he fired   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 10 August 2017 2 train fires in one week! What the heck, is Harrison forbidding maintence to cut cost, look at danger to employees on these trains as well as public. Safety First is now a joke at CSX! This is just the beginning of pure railroad disaster in the CSX region. Thanks Harrison .   Name: Future Trainmaster E-mail: RobitusinDM@ yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 August 2017 Does anyone know if CSX is gonna shut down for the Solar Eclipse? Will we be able to lay off for this event and not get any points? I hope I don't sound retarded asking these questions but I don't want to get stuck at the Chattanooga Hotel during this event. Do you guys think CSX will be giving out Solar Eclipse Glasses so we won't burn out our Cornea? Thanks, David Cathey Engineer CSX   Name: baffled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2017 Other Ok , so they dragged them 500 miles to be switched out but did they drag them right past a yard that used to switch them out and are still switching cars for other industries right in the same towns and areas? why the hell run them past a yard that is actively switching and did those cars in the past 250 miles out of the way just to bring them back? This is crazy shit! Time lost on the cars being delivered to the customer and extra track miles and times on the cars. How can that even be considered precision railroading?   Name: Baffled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Any one with a brain! Can someone please explain to me why you would send a train 250 miles past all the industries and yards where the freight is supposed to go just to have it flat switched out just to turn around and send it right back to where it came from. What the hell kind of crazy crap is this. We passed every industry and yard and just laughed our asses off at how stupid this shit is and wondered if we should have called the customers as we went by and told them we had their cars but they got to take them 250 miles the opposite direction to switch them out of the train but they would get them delivered in a couple of days. This is precision railroading???? I just don't get it!   Name: E-mail: oxygenPlease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 August 2017 dispatcher I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center. The carrier got what they deserved. Best of Luck to you and the rest of the dispatchers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!   Name: A dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to Jax after the move. Just posted 16 jobs on the website. So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real thing. Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless Union on the damn planet. And the only people they care about are the pre-08 dispatchers. So don't plan on them actually looking out for you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08 people something.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 August 2017 I'm sorry But I cant remember......how much did Trump win Chicago by? How strong was SMART's endorsement? my memory is not what it use to be.......lets hope his isn't either.   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2017 HH Do you even know what the hell your block swapping precision railroading is doing out here. You got them adding slop freight to 60 mph intermodal trains reducing their speed to 50 and delaying delivery times because they have to set out and pick up extra crap in route. Did you know that one of the foreign lines we do a shit load of business with refused to take one of these screwed up trains and it sat on our main for almost 2 days tied down till it was fixed. The intermodal trains on that foreign line are hot shots for them and step on step off and haul ass. You try to send them this stupid shit and delay shipments to do what??? Sneak in some extra blocks on them. You think screwing with their schedules and yard routine is ok because you don't care what they think? Your god of all railroads. Turning 60 mph trains into 50 mph just to move a block is really moving freight quickly and efficiently? Pissing off the competitor is smart? Better upgrade your oxygen brand!   Name: Danville Dan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2017 For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews are some of three laziest around. EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down and he said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline Ave connection at MP DC 1). The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to these yards vs. BARR. Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty, where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up. Kinda easy to see crew on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew marks off at 1700, like click work....every day. They think no one sees, but they do. If it's going on where you work it's only a matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters will flow...   Name: Bye bye csx E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 August 2017 Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on. Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything. He is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.   Name: W E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 August 2017 Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him the worst?   Name: President Donald J. Trump E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2017 My Fellow Americans: Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry has increased by at least 20%! You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight labor pool for skilled 'American' workers. Please like me on Twitter!   Name: Fuckme E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage. Argue with me now, believe me latter!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's bullshit   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc., is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this website.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Not bad. How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's earned vacation credit?   Name: E-mail: oxygen4sale.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 overtime after 9 overtime after a set amount of hours in a week weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium double time on holidays and birthday modest on call pay for fp 09 after 12hrs dh home after 24hrs if requested miss call handled as a sick layoff anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become managers anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract not take a position with carrier 10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap 10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees discounted esop no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2017 If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 August 2017 Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their unions have to play catch-up. Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison ruled.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2017 Are you kidding me a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym , !!!!!!!!!!   Name: Copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 August 2017 No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2017 Copynpaste I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your valuable time doing it. People, WAKE UP! You are not getting it! This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine pills like they are M&M's. He can not breath on his own like a healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man, he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and distruction he leaves behind. He has a certain message he want on his tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!" He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the damage it does to your heart and organs. He will not go down without a fight and his last breath. If he has a stroke he will be declared unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he will make it. Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is just a jerk or a...hole. He is worse. He is a man making his last stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.   Name: copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 August 2017 Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html Mr Harrison, You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner. I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising. We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours), and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off. The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else that reads this a little insight as to why their are service disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes you have put out. “Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional, lasting value for shareholders,” This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low. Our stock, well, ya know how thats going. The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives, more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume. Precision railroading challenges this view,” You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand. Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them. What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off, but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of " Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your "pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always have, and always will. Sincerly, Well I best not say.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 August 2017 Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as the others head hunter ruled & changed. The ol' CSX that was known may be history. Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2017 I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF. As of last night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have been on that for a week. Our customers in the south have been screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw materials that CSX hauled for them. JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can to NS. 90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack. Spot rates aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of those areas. My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to serve with chlorine for water purification. I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out soon. The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar or tank car load. We just don't have the carrying capacity we need help and I am not sorry to say that. My drivers are going to be worn out in a month running flat out. Yes even the OTR industry has a breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast would be very close to what would bring us to it.   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2017 Hoggers Pay attention to your air pressure. Been noticing a lot of these long trains have been showing 92-95 on the rest and the break pipe is up around 92. Been getting this kind of power alot. Call the mechanical desk if you can't change it. It's been slowly happening over the last few months. I think they been ordered to slowly turn it up hoping we won't notice to get ready for winter montbs. Bet your bottom dollar it's an TH move. Few says 90 pds for freight. PERIOD! Report this crap!   Name: A Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2017 The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as smooth as everything ole HH is changing. I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't moving down than they expected. Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they would be interested in coming back to dispatching. Apparently each of them in their own creative way told them NO. Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk to the union about it. So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon. You'll have a bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks they've never worked before. And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of brand new dispatchers hired and trained... And we all know how much fun that is   Name: Hunters lungs E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Fis and Cunter I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man on hourly wage.   Name: The SharpShooter E-mail: CG/ NC Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2017 The Chattanooga Sub is sick of Danny Johnson who is a Conductor. ,running trains.. We feel unsafe meeting an untrained person running trains. This matter has been sent to the FRA and will be handled I have been assured. Numerous videos of this scumbag running for Lazy No Count Engineers have been documented and will be handed accordingly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2017 So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big $ short term. Stay tuned everyone..... 

 Name: chad wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 dear hunter harrison. I will work for you and promise to screw over any employees you want me to. just know i have a fake degree from madison university so i ain't two smart. 

 Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 August 2017 I've been a Blet member since 1999. My hat's off to SMART for their statement to EH. Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence. I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also. 

 Name: CO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Local news Had 3 of my neighbors come by the house and ask me what was going on. Saw it all over the news about avon being shut down and wanted to know how if I lost my job. Said they thought it was crazy and wanted to know who came up with the decision. Of course had to explain this precision crap and HH. Everyone thinks he is nuts! My neighbors are freaking out. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2017 He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming . 

 Name: Shove this contract E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to. If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3% increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2 schedule take it or leave it I guess.$50 per share x 25 shares wow a $1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye railroad cause it ain't gonna work! P.S. 3% of$27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that raise for my boots and hi-vis crap. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........ 

 Name: Blue E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 485 lol $65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews today.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!! http://www.myutubo.com/News.html Mr. E. Hunter Harrison President and Chief Executive Officer CSX Transportation, Inc. 500 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Dear Mr. Harrison, The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media, pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions. The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no communication from any department about the significant changes being implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12, 2017. Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines. Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and resources. As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts. This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision scheduled railroading’. In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said letter.$48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. $485.00 per hr. may be considered.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to.   Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Update E has just scrapped that plan. Avon is going to remain open and run at full capacity as a flat switch yard. Hawthorne after all the money dumped into is going to turn into Caskey. As of 1330 but with this crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 “Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service. The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’ The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.” another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309 What a Jack Wagon   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Other Not defending any one from not doing a class one air brake test right, but once you have had the air pressure up to 75 or more on the rear and flow below 60 and you have done your set and release you can leave the yard with less on the rear. Its not necessary to have 75 pds on the rear to leave. You already had 75 when you did the class one test. Read your rules before you say something to an official that sounds like you are an idiot. There are air brake and train handling rules for starting a train and they are black and white. "Allow sufficient time for air brakes to release". Doesn't say anything about having 75 on the rear or the flow below 60 again. Its up to the hogger to decide if he feels his air brakes have released and he needs to wait longer before departing. Pay more attention to the other crap they are violating out on the line of road. Like illegal roll by inspections when picking up cars on line of road. TM's have been following crews around and rushing them. Been making them skip a full inspection of both sides of the train before doing a roll by. That law hasn't changed. Also running trains without proper clearance bureau messages and no paper work for engineers on tonnage weight and load empties. Turn off the PTC AND THE TO if you aren't given the proper info in writing. If they give you info over the radio call the PTC help desk and the TO desk and report who and when they told you the info. Both departments have made it very clear. IF YOU PUT UNDOCUMENTED INFO INTO THE PTC OR THE TO AND THE PROGRAMS HANDLE THE TRAIN INCORRECTLY WHICH RESULTS IN DERAILMENT OR BROKEN KNUCLES OR DRAWBARS YOU WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE! DO NOT MAKE UP/GUESS THE INFORMATION DISENGAGE AND REPORT IT TO THE PROPER DEPARTMENT. CSX's inability to provide paper work for your pickup is not your fault nor it it your responsibility for make a million phone calls to get or nor do the work of the YM or TM. Cover your ass and turn the programs off!   Name: Pushback E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 FYI for anyone concerned: For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory, https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport (This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX! U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB) Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20423-0001 General info: 202-245-0245 Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance: 1-202-245-0238 (They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX) Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana. (Safe to call) CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call) TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call) CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call) ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck guys!!!   Name: Trump E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 August 2017 The numbers don't lie. http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx E.H.H. You're Fired!   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 I believe Brewer is his favorite yard. It's one of a few yards even he can manage. Of course a chimp could run a handful of tracks.   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Brewer Yard? I figured that dump would be bulldozed down. That place needs a YM and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.   Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job reductions and property sell offs happen. To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000 people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he actual does and despise him   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Retired Now posted something informative for active workers to consider. Our RR medicare w/ prescription drug & a supplemental plan costs the wife & I$550. per month EACH. No dental, vision, etc. 

 Name: cunterfagison E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field. You no good sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof. It worked in Canada on a linear RR. It can work a little further south. Al myy yess men agre wit mee. I ned oxygin now! I only use it for a slight cough. It helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt better. I can't be stopped. I'm setting up an onsite hospital in HQ. Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops. I'll crush the Rebellion. 

 Name: Troop E-mail: Ah ishh push it Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working, wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality of service. 

 Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Thank you SMART John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's cars are separated onto different tracks. "No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter Harrison," Risch said by email. 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 To those that complain about health care contributions: $200 bucks or so per month for a family which includes some dental, vision & mental while active..... Wait until retirement - will experience sticker shock; especially when reaching age 65. You'll see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 August 2017 He got promoted   Name: poe E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 how the hell does one push back? how can I do my part in resisting this insanity? how about some specifics old man.   Name: Union E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of the Troops" The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should the customer accept a lame response.   Name: Hunterisascumbag E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING GOES RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT, EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" THE EMPLOYEES FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN. I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS SCUMBAG HARRISON.   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster out of service.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA   Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 August 2017 csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations. We all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.   Name: Mercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Great attribute of a leader. Is one who accepts responsibility. Good or bad. If that old fuck won Railroader of the year. He wouldn't give thanks to the men for their long hours and sweat. But he'll pass the negative on down the line. A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their actions.   Name: catfish E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 01 August 2017 Surprise Surprise!!! Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures. CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have “pushed back” against those changes   Name: UP Hunter Harrison E-mail: conductor@upee.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2017 Hunter Harrison and his financial backers are pursuing a hostile takeover of the Union Pacific. The Team presented a proposal to UP'S Board of Directors, and described how inept the current management team is. And that is due in part, to UP's CEO unwillingness to eliminate 10,000 employees, and an acceptance of all liability for running drug trains out of Mexico!   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2017 Time to blame crews and deal with them... To our valued customer, Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you require to meet your business needs. I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness to also remain engaged. We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your transportation provider. Sincerely, Hunter   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 July 2017 Similar has been posted before: Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions, Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. All the changes going on now, -- while National Rail Contracts are a huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place, think that's just a coincidence?   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Toilet wine Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with, the company was just more forgiving!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!   Name: Lester Holt E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581 more news channels digging for dirt   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get mad at us!   Name: Bedreddin E-mail: Oxy4sale.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 Yes it is. I bet the text didn't amount to shit.   Name: Hospice E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can cause all this disruption? We all know this is deliberate. I believe he should be thrown in prison with all his cronies.   Name: Terminal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Tyrone, That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done before Hunter got home...   Name: Tyrone E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")? Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website? It is all lollipops and rainbows. One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX and all these awards going out. When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage. On the outside everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the shit out of you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 ....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right. "It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the customers. It's all their fault precision RRing not working.   Name: Concerned citizens E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2017 "I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas – deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary stuff   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150 cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 WTF Thanks for pointing that out. I for one had no idea most might not of. That shows what were dealing with.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know which to believe. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This is proof everything T&E states is factual. If and when Evellen is let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're as guilty as he is. http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273   Name: Fed-up E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2017 I am so tired and fed-up with CSX for numerous reasons. They gave notice to all dispatchers that they were moving back to Jax but have no timeline, gave no info on negotiations. Come on CSX, get it together. We have families and children that will be uprooted. As a family member, I am beyond pissed that we have no timeline. It's maddening and I'm trying real hard not to curse in here. First we all live in JAX, then we're uprooted and now back to JAX. Give us a damn timeline. Everyone's fed up. Also I feel so sad and sorry for everyone who has lost their job. This company gets worse by the day. Get your stuff together.   Name: I'm not ignorant E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should, then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to get everyone on the same page. Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2017 The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 watch the economy tank ? also the safety of the usa? in closing the mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main lines very easy like in the past? the president should step in here this is worse than we can imagine? also if you want or care to make a statement? work very safe and walk easy? no no short cuts walk lite do your jobs work safe !! make sure your insured for riding with any bosses in their vehicles that are privately owned !!!!!!!!!!! grab a good lawyer boys n girls !!!!!!!   Name: Cornered now E-mail: Strike the enemy Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up, and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!   Name: bluegill E-mail: oxygenplease.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 He will be on a warpath now. Hes already said the troops were pushing back. I bet he will try to blame us for this. https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf   Name: Ui E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 Shit going to hit the fan. Edwina will bring hell on TE now. He was blame on to us. https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock down$2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like vultures. Sell, sell, sell   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t planning on renewing his contract.” CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price, crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for the railroaders families in this time of need. http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 wax They must have or they'd still be out. You don't come back from that charge.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good guys out of service. He wanted them to do an unsafe move. They questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them with insubordination. Well they're back in service today. CSX should fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 The person who posted as: Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years...... must be a moron. Evidently has never paid any attention to what's been going on for a long, long time. That ignorant & really taking home 8K per month? Amazing.   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 July 2017 POO POO I am still working and I was planning to pay the money back . all it was a short term loan the just found that time becouse of the buffalo long poolers kept me from making the big bucks . well no long pools now . !!!!!   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Rr Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 Per pay half let's say you bring home$4000 that's $8000 bring home per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that go home tired and beat down every day.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&cf=1   Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Hey Smoked Out Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime, but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and start voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?   Name: SHIT ON HUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop, call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over multiple state lines   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest railroad. Also, I was referring to the con quote as being classic. By the way everyone post in every section you idiot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 July 2017 Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada   Name: todd Novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2017 POO POO buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland and lay in the hotel and get all the shit trains back . then work off your rest . no more big bucks for you . or you can move to hoboken == new jersey   Name: Zimmerman E-mail: Pensacola Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 July 2017 If Harrison wants to start cutting off jobs we have no choice but to start reporting an injury every single day we have no choice we must do what we have to do . Seriously you better believe before they put me on the street I'm claiming a back injury or a knee injury I'm big on my brothers to do the same   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the rest of us . start moving to other yards--- assholes --   Name: Upnorth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Same shit in Canada.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management salaries, etc. But, but the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries But, but, the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... But, but, the economy is still slowing! Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more management bonuses..... final management salary payouts.... Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees. Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of saving.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 In reference to the watchdog post: Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations. U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 July 2017 When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell, sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get caught holding the bag   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE! It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported to their Union representative and their union officials should handle the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can including violating FRA LAWS. 240.231- (b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew member. (b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired , the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER, qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER. (C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND (1) the track is other than main track: OR (2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does not exceed ONE MILE: OR (3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR (4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer. CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED. Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately report this to the FRA and to your union representative. This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly. Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning. Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump any new plan that is being set in place. You must report all violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with. Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to start looking out for each other.   Name: Lowonoxygen E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2017 As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again today   Name: josh E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback? a freight comeback? or will it be sold or has it already been sold to that orange company?!   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see. We'll show you.   Name: UpNorth E-mail: needoxygen?.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements. Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10 hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays, Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two. If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the Yard, and others that worked the Road. I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned to our starting point. This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard runners, Notch 8 always...... They would return to Battle Creek with like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in." We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours. And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer. If I could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to 36 hours. But nobody cared!!! Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH. During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I worked out on the road. I had been earning right around$100,000.00 a year. We were still getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made over $150,00.00, each year. But I had to retire, a couple years early, my knees gave out. A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't happening "Before EHH." Before, the crews were calling and getting all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone. But after EHH arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along sometime. If you really want to cause problems ...... DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 23 July 2017 ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE SAFTEY APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN 4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and running Russell loco shop will shut down.   Name: Charlie berry E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Making it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 July 2017 LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH. OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!   Name: Fired E-mail: Free oxygen.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 A MUST READ http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: fred E-mail: oxygen4sale.org Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 July 2017 Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed. It only takes about 5 minutes. Let the public know the truth about this company and our CEO.   Name: lo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal. Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted about 3years. 1st time Id pools were working! I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would have caused a sane man to step down. Power hungry Eugene would not no matter the cost to CP. Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm over to him. A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are now unemployed or on their way out.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Cool Mo D Same shit happened in Canada.   Name: Dirty Mike E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around? When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes, let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and the public   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow, finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8 or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering quitting, like soon.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week. Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Jackson: Yep, make it leaner. See how much you cheer when they cut you back to conductor or furlough you all together. All this is short term bloodletting to make numbers look good. Go ahead and automate the bridges. Hope it is you it malfunctions on. Remember this, all of us benefit with more paying into Railroad retirement. Now get off this site and go back and clean Cindy's urinal.   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2017 Jackson Fuck YOu*******************************************   Name: Jackson E-mail: New orleans Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 July 2017 I can tell there's a bunch of guys not sure about the future but with this new CEO only good things will happen everyone needs to chill out and do your job quit worrying about rumors . I know the brothers at Tilford yard or catching a hard time due to the closing but it was for the best . A little bird told me that a bunch a track in Pennsylvania and Michigan will be sold soon one of the big yards in Cincinnati shut down .this Will only make this company leaner stronger more profitable . All the drawbridges from New Orleans to Mobile will be automated remote control no more bridge tenders . Again I hate it for those guys but this will make the company more profitable in the long run .   Name: Lloyd E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Slow down by the troops you say? You crusty old fuck. No one likes working for this company anymore. We've all been mentally abused out here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake. Take the brake stick and shove it up your ass. Wouldn't want to waste anything out here. While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the boys in the fuck shack.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 July 2017 What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men. In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says. The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison described as “pushback by some of the troops.”   Name: Milkman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Uptown Good post First I want to make clear. I believe Eugene Is a has been and Mantleridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with him. With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his bullshit. The stock needs to drop below 40. Before we can make some of these statements I'm reading on here.   Name: Dave twillble E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Please read, customers are talking to the press http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service   Name: Upton Sinclair E-mail: yea right? Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 To assume Hunter Harrison could do at CSX, what he did at his two previous stops in canada is akin to assuming a small college coach could take his offense and his staff to the NFL and have the same results. very differant railroads. It is much easier to do the precision scheduled rail concept when you are 80% minline and spread out as opposed to all the industry work csx does especially around cincinatti chicago atlana louisville and a few other places. The brake stick policy is particularly alarming. When the CEO is taking time out of his day to make a decision to ban a tool that lets his people work both faster and more safely is an indication of desperation. Either promises have been made that cant be kept or oxygen isnt getting to his brain in sufficient quantities to allow coherent thought. Maintenance: the idea of ignoring maintenance of facilities to pump up earnings isnt a new one. When KKR brought kmart back public the stores were so under maintained it took years for the new management to recover. These guys on wall street are very smart, if theyre not they dont last very long....theyve seen this before..these guys can model an entire industry and or company on a computer given diferant scenarios and project earnings withing pennies a share....honest opinion....they are seeing through the smoke and mirrors, see a short term cooking of the books to show lower costs when in actuality they are borrowing from a future peter to pay paul today..in oher words what money is to be made from the hunter harrison future fiasco has been made time to take profit and move on. projection for future....paul hilal will begin pieceing out parcesl to short lines to earn some green mail and what will be left in 3 years will be like a carcas of a thanksgiving day turkey the day after.   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 July 2017 CSX stock down another$1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Jackson,I don't believe that your an engineer and you are definitely not a union man talking like that.More like a Jacksonville manager. 

 Name: Jackson E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 July 2017 And something else it wouldn't kill nobody if we had to chip in a portion for your work boots or if we had to pay for them . And if we have to pay a small portion to stay in the hotel room a small sacrifice to keep working . And when we are shorthanded on different train crews there is nothing wrong with Calling out a trainmaster or different qualified management to help us run trains .in the long run it would help us all ,everyone needs to get on board or jump ship . That's all I have to say I love being a railroader, love this company I think Harrison is a fine man and doing a great job . 

 Name: Jackson E-mail: New Orleans Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Everyone needs to chill out .Harrison is doing what he has to do to make sure this company survives . Every since I have been here they have been a lot of wasted spending ,riding in the time clock enough is enough we finally got a man that's going to do something about this . It's better that we make some sacrifices so we can keep our job then keep wasting money and be on the street grow up man do your damn job. Remember if you don't like it McDonald's is always hiring quit complaining do your job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have also suggested that we be like our maintenance away brothers instead of us getting a single room at the hotel we could double up ,engineers and conductors could share a room . A lot money could be saved their 

 Name: herp E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Merle?? What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about? 

 Name: 4real E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 ethics is gone? 

 Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his little ass clown Wes Lindner? WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!   Name: mercy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 APE aka ehh suck ass That's what he's stating.   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief. This is to give reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA Good One Must Read!   Name: OZZY OZ BURN E-mail: I am the Jackal Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down$3.25 from previous close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost 3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it don't look good.   Name: Knuckle Pin E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 FYI, Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor. Even had his own personal engineer. Drugs or booze issues.   Name: bill stevens E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 effective immediately all publications including past present and future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. hail Eugene. eigene heil.   Name: The watchmen E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price   Name: Sampson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 More propaganda please read http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings   Name: CRRguy E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north? heard anything? ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the south? Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick subdivisions. Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta? Share some insight if you can. So much more freight can be routed up the clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated! Thanks! Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South Carolina north up the Clinchfield. It was mostly coals, with additional freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train south, maybe a local.   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going to happen just haven't heard specifics yet   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2017 Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Nice1: All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits. Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time to try for the moon no matter what it may take. C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees & their families anyway?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2017 We needed those men at Nashville. They stayed busy day in and day out. Today their services are no longer needed? I call bullshit! I agree E is running this company into the ground. It's all one orchestrated effort for a merger. They claim he's a turnaround expert. CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE SNOW! It's all horseshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what about transportation dept in Nashville   Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2017 http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff. What's the news on Nashville? Details please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what happened in Nashville   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century. Somethingt to that effect. and bar robert pines. please. tyvvm.   Name: Doingfine E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else on behalf of employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or oxygen. Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund by ensuring they arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners. Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving to make our company the worse in the railroad industry. We're just happy to do our part Sir. Thank you Sir, may we have another?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed. I'm seeing a lot of new ones. This is a great way to let the public know the truth. I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters. Please post reviews and comments anywhere on social media.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2017 There are posts on here: something about how all what's going on now will pass. And: the Ol' csx system that was known before will probably not be the same........   Name: Slow it down E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 17 July 2017 Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2 crews per shift equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly. Don't do anything obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already cloging up!! Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.   Name: Cliff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us look childish and stupid   Name: Yes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2017 great post guarddog. The most truth I've heard in a long time.   Name: Csx E-mail: Rr Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold   Name: Tra E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2017 CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72 hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72 hours is an "enhancement". No yard PTI? Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist. CSX lies to customers,employees and themselves. We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not getting enough oxygen. Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable contract.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have 1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit. I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout the company with no plan to get them to their destination.   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Melt downs? RR service interruptions? Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?   Name: Clifford E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained professional industrial athletes we r.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2017 Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.   Name: Republic of the US E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-? Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail transportation. With or without the union you have to save your railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on. Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we have...   Name: Never happen E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming ..   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after 10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I agree with you 100%   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our unions aren't even interested.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 precision I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. Thanks for the info New dude I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up with. The stress not being able to stay rested for a job. Most of all the intimidation of the new idpap.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things. Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means what again??   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Hey precision It's funny how we all know the truth. Meanwhile csx is spreading the lies about how well this is all working out.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow, right?   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Avon yard is shutting down? That yard has been in operation for over 100yrs. Where will all the men move to? What would be the closest move?   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 when the new attendance policy comes out. We will all bitch about it. We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our union will post or mail out a reply. The letter from the union will read something like. "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we extremely protested the new policy. We will do everything in our power to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the last 5 policies stuck. When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health care. The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made. The local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than par. Insurance will increase. Work rules will be favor of the carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration this contract surpassed their wildest imagination. They will praise one another for their relentless fight with the carrier. They will pat one another on the back for their great success. Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating this bullshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2017 It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/ parcel things out to whomever may want whatever. The ol' csx may be just a part of history.   Name: Horny Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business), we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that makes$50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for $20 an hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance. We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses and suck on oxygen bottles!!!! CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash, CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!   Name: Notch8 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic effects ours. What rumor are going around?   Name: SLOW DOWN E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly decimated within the next month   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or another.   Name: jay E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 With all this going down on us,How about BNSF and UP and KCS? They have the same crap going on?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 REDI Center sold. Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up. The worst is yet to come.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has his own muscle to watch his back.   Name: milkman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 bhornet Great idea! I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone needs to do this. Lets bring all the attention we can to this company. The contract proposal is a joke. The idpap is a joke. The previous idpap wasn't strict enough? Caps is a joke. I just heard from tm that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon. I think this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out. I don't know how it could be any worse. I heard Peter was coming back to.   Name: Brownhornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX. Be truthful let the nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.   Name: BighairyP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER   Name: Dogpile E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH. Everything coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?   Name: Captain Crunch Berries E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 Mr. Longshore get on your boat and go out to sea for 3 months at at at a time, and when you need some sex get on your knees and service the Captain while the first mate does you from behind.I hear Longshoremen have highest homo percentage among all blue collar workers.That's why they call you seamen cuz you swallow!!!   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat, stupid, piece of sh*t. PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also an adulterous piece of sh*t. PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t in Orlando?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 A self supporting pool is an xtra board and y'all voted it in   Name: WTFFFFFFF! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!! You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th 2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't! Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up. 2% pay raise each year for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is figured at 4%. SCREW THAT SHIT! Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS. COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY! This frickin nut job is out of his mind. What the hell is a local job for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did just fine. I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9 hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel power in the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit. FRA and union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5 hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life. You better be talking to your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and local work after we have been gone for days!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2017 So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Where's Yummy !!!!!!!   Name: BLaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/ Cut workforce by 1/3   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks. I haven't been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding the bag, while he hid. Right before he left, told me to hold trains out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know. What a lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: Nathan curry E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the government cheese line   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2017 I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success, time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics. Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing yesterday, the scoreboard said so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 July 2017 That reads like a law suit.   Name: New IDPAP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 July 2017 New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3 strikes and your out. Includes violations of policy like attendance. Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday. Wonder what the GCs have to say?   Name: No mo CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era (pre-Harrison)fired today. 12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on Friday night. Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?) are the real walking dead. Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after they do his bidding.   Name: Chris Worth E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700 Saturday.... We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense. Second non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone. Attendance policy violated 2 times in three years, gone. Major offense also counts in non-major category. Looks like two or three strikes and yer out! Wonder what GC's in UTU and BLET have to say???? C S X T R A N S P O R T A T I O N CSXT SYSTEM JULY 7, 2017 BULLETINS & NOTICES SYSTEM NOTICE 103 TO: T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED SUBJECT: NEW IDPAP EFFECTIVE: 0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017 ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY 08, 2017. ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17 PURPOSE CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM, REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS. THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE COMPANY ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. RESPONSIBILITIES CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND DEPENDABLE; TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD TEAMWORK AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES. CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE. GENERAL GUIDELINES PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART II. THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT OFFENSES THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND, INCLUDING DISMISSAL. FRA REVOCATION EVENTS IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE EMPLOYEE'S RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HISTORY, DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS REVOKED, CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS. PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE OR VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY. A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW. MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING. PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT* | DISCIPLINE ----------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS | ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND (2ND)** | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, | IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE, THIRTY | (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------- THIRD (3RD) AND | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE SUBSEQUENT*** | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL. ------------------------------------------------------------------- * TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD ** IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY. *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE ASSESSED PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO HEARING MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR: .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242 .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION .ALTERCATIONS .THEFT .RULE G VIOLATIONS .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES .INSUBORDINATION .DISHONESTY .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC. .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT | DISCIPLINE ----------------------|------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE | ASSESSED) ----------------------|-------------------------------------------- A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II, MAJOR OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY RECORD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR A RULE VIOLATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE DEVIATION FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO COMPLY. ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Big shakeup on Albany Divn. Fired: Jerry Lewandowski Tom Ferris??? On Great Lakes Tom Lewandowski Elsewhere: Brian Stussey   Name: Captain Ahab E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Does anybody know of good Chinese restaurants in Florida?   Name: Bob Garret E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Has anybody heard anything about coal trains? A Avon guy told me the mines are opening back up   Name: Awww shucks E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 I sure hope Uncle Hunter has a good family day for all us workers   Name: BlaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 reading up on my contract. I forgot about the union bending over and letting csx change the wording on this. I wonder how many were paid off or blown for this change. ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION ALLOWANCE “EC” A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the ratification of this Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers engaged in pilot service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer Certification Allowance, “EC”). B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential (EC) will be fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus $0.15 per overmile for any and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The$0.15 overmile allowance is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent to the effective date of this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the 5.00 certification payment. separate service deadhead included! I remember those fucks saying just because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it up. Fuck those sale outs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2017 No fear our union and union brothers will save us   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 Baby Mamma Get off your fat ass and get a job!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20 jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would appreciate it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 July 2017 Nathan curry was fired as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing the Chevy engine plant on switching in Kenmore ny.unless this is a different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad ..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!   Name: Lord Flared Nostrils E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 I just hope Marysville gets slaughtered scab pricks   Name: Smoke and Mirrors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of the STOCK INVESTORS". Let's say you own 100 franchises for a business. 50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50% profit. Sounds great right! Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit. Corporate greed and the love of money has and always will rule the world. They ain't in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....   Name: 2 Cents E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 July 2017 #1 : Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way. All pools will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En, and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap to go back to your home terminal. Saving's will be made for the company regardless. Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard switching ). Results in no more hotel bills. #2 : Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on. Lost all long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in. Willard will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains. They don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling pools off the extra board to take up the slack. Long story short we are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.   Name: littlebigMan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 all yards will be sold off. triple stacks running from Miami to Chicago. drones will replace other crew members.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment. Make the railroad great again.   Name: Here we go E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2017 Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys. Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of short....what gives?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we get paid for what we do.   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and the union members. Please do your best to do the research you need to know the facts. This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats employees comparably to slaves. They would love for you to believe that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient but this is an out right lie. Get your heads out of your asses and finally make a stand together. Whatever hurts that stock price the most will be the most effective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share holders.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 June 2017 Do you or did you know that a new Trainmaster makes a lot more than a new Conductor.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over the years. Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost that position - & then come back. Low life traitors/turncoats. Hell with 'em. Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who switch & wish to retain seniority OR better yet, just abolish the practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when leaving the ranks & going into management.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to save reputation?%# To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks) General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is 3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of 1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time for your family or hobbies or whatever. The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from the bottom now he's there and that's why   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer - I got this you call them signals . Oookk   Name: Josh E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 June 2017 Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17 Gentlemen, Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to zero. All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. These changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision. Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017: * BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished * BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero o BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10) o BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18) Effective TBD: * AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk * AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard * BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago * BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle * LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home terminal for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo. These pools will go to zero: * AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk * GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo * BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle And these short pools will be reestablished: * AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt * AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland * BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville Thanks, Josh Hurrell Director Crew Management (904) 359-7652   Name: 1598914170424545 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good. -Gordon Gecko   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 June 2017 Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the ground as a conductor in Cincinnati. Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes too much. Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to inefficiency and big changes are coming soon   Name: E-mail: Kronictantrum@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Belen employee caught having sex in Van Driver worked for hallcon. His wife is a supervisor in the yard. Dave Fay busted having an affair screwing new girlfriend leaving old girlfriend in Texas but is married to Lynn Hughes Fay   Name: A non a mus E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?   Name: BlackhoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 Ape 30 Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid. Sucked off snow sucked off ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next one.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 June 2017 Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about. It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 June 2017 First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art! Now that that's out of the way........ Here are some things to get rid of 1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall gons. 2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed. 3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down. 4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their eye?) 5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) There are more but moving on..... There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any terminal that runs like this that you know of. Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share what they know so lets do your part.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2017 How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do assist with that? Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules. Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no experience out in the field.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 June 2017 Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules than whats in black and white. Just like the idiot manager's out here that are trying to get that failure under their belt. Quit being so scared and learn the rules, Your Best Defense.....   Name: LEGAL E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2017 ALL T&E Employees Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed Operating Rules 414.1-414.9. Many of you have expressed your approval of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other rules that were removed as well. Look very closely at rule 414.9. This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. THIS RULE IS GONE NOW. DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED. Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have not. The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you are the operator in control. Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule 414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other equipment. Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2017 Who is this smerry smerner asshole? I can't understand what he/she is trying to say with such incoherent rambling! I thought you had to have at least a high school education to hire with the railroad. Lay off the peyote and learn some English!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl. They cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard. Every job left is making 12 hours. I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass idea...   Name: Smerry Smerner E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it don't then we will see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 June 2017 SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?.... I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A "STAY OF EXECEUTION" SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Yard capacity 60,000 feet. Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch 28,000 feet. One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard. Oh and we have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard. I'm pretty sure this place will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 June 2017 there goes that program   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 June 2017 Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down putting csx in a bind   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 June 2017 HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Dont worry. If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!! Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with your lawyer written operating rules. You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their heads.   Name: Jermaine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes Dear Railroaders, Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective immediately. Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers. In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla, senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices. I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2017 About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of monkey's would do that just to prove a point? Stock is down. Let's keep it that way.   Name: NOT FOOLED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Loyd and All Posters DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions. Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are getting. Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and true backup"! Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues for protection/representation would make a comment like that! Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew fatigue if it is warranted! So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and continue with your discussions. One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one thing. But a train that shows up hours earlier that posted on the crew screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is poor management. LOCO 20-30: Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else. Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Loco 20-30 Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft by the new Nazi in town. You said it all when you said only 1% will be afraid to nap. The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and 10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being fired because they were seen taking a nap! Go back to your supervisor desk now and quit wasting our time!   Name: watch dog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 ALL CSX CREWS SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP. CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW, THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.   Name: yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Fuck the idpap an eh everything already is a major offence.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that wood b suspicious   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 June 2017 E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 June 2017 There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft. Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships. Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into management & are sweating pretty hard now too. Lots of complaints about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to be outta there soon.   Name: Jw E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 June 2017 We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E. Some are all three. I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those baby sitting us. It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their families and the overall benefits. HH is on borrowed time. This to will pass.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2017 Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 June 2017 The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 June 2017 If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if you even can but how much?   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 June 2017 I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks ..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again   Name: dirk diggler E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Radnor yard is still the hub. If it is sold off, it will be the downfall of CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to driving for uber.   Name: The Don Mega E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2017 If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a handful people left working. I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on up in seniority!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2017 Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them. Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges, screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But, most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 June 2017 I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box. Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw   Name: Holen1 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?   Name: Oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Tech A lot of truth in your post. But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas. CSX has made money since it was founded by Snow. The RR is an absolute monopoly. This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place around it was already successful before his. Arrival. HH legacy or anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after passing. No one will even remember his name in 10 years. You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs and very seldom is a trip less than 10 hours. I know everything on the RR is time consuming. Let's say someone has a 6 hour trip. By the time lower management makes up their minds goes over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab isn't there. Call cab company call chief. Trainmasters calls you so explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will leave after the 3rd train. 3rd train passes no signal buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask if you stiil have a cab? You tell him no he says I'll order you one because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl   Name: Eville1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Bullshit. We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now. Darth Vader just combined our pools to go there.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Osborn yard is shutting down.   Name: Flippee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Jax. I've been saying that for years. New guys get cut blame it on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut. What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!   Name: JAX E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks more to be furloughed. Think about it   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2017 So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.   Name: Pos E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER   Name: oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech There's is no news in your post. 10hrs is already an early quit. Flips happen at best once a month. No one wants held away. We do get what were paid for. You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up. You need to ease off EHH's nut sack.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2017 The big shots know what all is planned. Unionized workforces have to play catch-up.   Name: Guru E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2017 Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor. CSX spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on caskey. Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down. HH tethered to damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make. HH doesn't care about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 June 2017 Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the year. It is no longer in the "plan". Ninety percent of T&E jobs will be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of July.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and stuff. One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit! Maybe you can hire on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!   Name: Griff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies. Avon also has one fat basterd TM. If you don't like flip pen back home you're a dipstick.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you must be a dumbass.   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel than flip back home. I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and kids or your old lady looks like a man. Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free? You lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess. You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about railroading.   Name: kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 June 2017 Word! That's what going down. CSX already combining pools it's going to be system wide. 50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you think thats going to happen. Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot kicks in. this will be close to your new hourly rate. Anyone thinks different is a dumbass. Stop drinking the KooL-Aid   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 It's not if if just when. Avon going to have 1 pool. You will go wherever needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2017 30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.   Name: todd novak E-mail: !(&%#@ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2017 you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my chicken you creepy fudge packer 

 Name: tod novak E-mail: 2$@!&^%( Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 June 2017 7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo check back room behind front desk an watch tv I went back in the yard I will never stay in any csx hotel   Name: Jean E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 Right of way Ass! The RR owns the property the rails lie on. Anyone crossing the tracks are trespassing!   Name: bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement What's the purpose of this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2017 After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual stockholder meeting...THINK   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move: [CSRA] FL RM Rocky Mount NC FL RT Richmond VA JX ST Savannah GA JX PD Pensacola FL JX WT Waycross GA CG NA Nashville TN AT NO New Orleans LA There are more but that's all I know for now Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 June 2017 Interesting reading, the post by 2 longs a short and a long. Author is probably a jealous FNG who ought to bear in mind that 30+ yr. employees have forgotten more than he/she will ever experience. May be just another one of those type of persons that profit would be made if they could be bought at true value & then sold for what they think they're worth. As far as to who is the better switchman, railroader, etc. - who cares anymore? Piss-poor switchman pay rate is the same as it is for the excellent switchman. Not much, if any at all, appreciation is ever received for doing a good job. Every complaint about long term employees could be countered with 10 or more regarding FNGs.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2017 I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this? Supposedly it was over the past weekend.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 June 2017 It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are. I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a little help on something. I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months. Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant, however the few females in this industry that I have come across are damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.   Name: Dman E-mail: The Land Of OZ Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I wonder who   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 June 2017 Da Truth: "Just found out".... = usually worthless crap heard from ignorant morons. Similar has been posted on this site previously - no names, no states, no facts. Elections for Smart/UTU State Directors were held last year so unless something happens like a state board being consolidated with another, elections won't be held again until early 2020. Either post/provide some real truth or at the very least, try to stop posting BS stupid hearsay.   Name: Iu E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 CSX stock News rumors Harrison You're right   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a rule violation what you gone do then ?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 June 2017 Conductor 30+: No doubt whatsoever the CSX Board Of Directors are well aware of all of that (and more). Annual Meeting - for shareholders Tomorrow, June 5, 2017. 10:00 am, EDT. The Jefferson Hotel 101 W. Franklin Street Richmond, Virginia 23220   Name: Meyend Games E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. No taxation without representation! Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become unrecognizable!   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha   Name: Ore E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 June 2017 Did CSX make record profits prior to HH? Will CSX make record profits after HH? Was the repair shops need prior to HH? Will the repair shops be needed after HH? Was the hump yards needed prior to HH? Will the hump yards be needed after HH? Was 500 locomotives needed prior to HH? Will 500 locomotives be needed after HH? Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH? Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH? Does the board know HH is a health risk? Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel? Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union employees?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 lets clarify. EHH and his gang are STOCKHOLDERS, meaning the owners. These are Harvard, Yale, state pension funds, etc. that mostly want to keep secret the gang they associate with. Bigger profits the better. We are STAKEHOLDERS, meaning people with some minor interest. Typically it means making a little more money than elsewhere. Unions and middle - upper RR managers will have a substantially better job than they would have in normal life. In recent years craft employees have gotten the good deals go away, but still, very few people leave. Managers seem to get a good buy out at high levels. Still, EHH is doing what stockholder expect and want, large and quick $$profits and then bail out. It is NOT their job to think long term, or help lonely conductors, or anything else. Your unions should help but usually don't. The FMLA lawsuit mentioned below on the BLET blog does NOT seem to claim the BLET had ANYTHING to do with it. Anyway, EHH is doing to do what his people asked him to do.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 Strike LOL you will do has your told and suck it up   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 DWM: What do the operating unions have to say? Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make permanent?   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July   Name: DWM E-mail: LPABH Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Response to COYSD: It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as there will be no more moving around.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. Just have to wait & see how it all pans out. May take years. Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on his grave.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish   Name: Elton john E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 June 2017 I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO. His dedication to f*cking every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries around the world. This mother f*cker has to come to work with an oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.   Name: noMercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939 Hold them accountable. CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter. Will turn into the largest yard on the. System by end 2019. To relieve congestion from Chicago. Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all materials will be used on BrewerS expansion. There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Must of been a casualty of HH.   Name: Retired SP/UP RFE E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Name: Jackmeoft Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or 10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past performance. SP RFE Retired   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 June 2017 Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 June 2017 Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains magazines.   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.   Name: cl E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 July 1st Howell to b shutdown July11 Avon to be shutdown August 1 Srilan to be shutdown August 1 Roselake sold off 1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide   Name: COYSD E-mail: IAFR Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another location. Has anyone else heard this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers, who think 1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is way too much. NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal Courts. Something to think about.   Name: Captain Obvious E-mail: 1234 Main Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Dear ApeFucker, If i had to guess, it would have to be because you are one of those Star Employees that works 4 times a month. To go farther has been to the Emergency Room 3 times already this year. Has had 2 family members pass in 2017. Was off sick at least once last month. Marks off RedBlock twice a year. Hasnt worked 40 hours a week since REDI. Takes his shits only while on duty. Sound familiar? ApeFuck employees like you are the reason things are like they are. Enjoy your 5 day weekend.   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2017 Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare. IB & IC will soon be combined. ID & IE will soon be combined. IG & IH will soon be combined. All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville. T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer your phone/radio calls. I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before letting this go through. Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity. -Godspeed   Name: ApeFucker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't like to do their jobs   Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 May 2017 CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch of lawyers?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2017 Someone posted - not too long ago - that the Board of Directors can take action, overrule a shareholder vote IF they deem that necessary to be in the best overall interests of the company & it's shareholders. If that's true, a fact, & big money controls the board.........   Name: clark E-mail: clark1@fu.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 May 2017 Harrison's total pay package is north of 300 million. That's more than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with health issues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2017 Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 May 2017 well, I don't know why we need so many roadmasters, but I can make some guesses. If there are any guarantees or similar coming up it would be nice to point out that employees voluntarily declined to apply for open jobs, thus disqualifying themselves,- not our fault, OR if we have a serious wreck we can point out that we were developing a strong pool of candidates - not our fault,or tell local government officials about our mass hiring plans for the voters, if they don't come out to meet the Congressman and the CSX hiring people, - not our fault, etc. or if jobs are cut the REAL working RR's could look for other RR jobs if they really wanted to, - not our fault! There is always an angle to CYA.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 May 2017 Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this Em Effer? What a mystery this place is   Name: Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't care about maintaining anything?   Name: OK OK E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did you miss the whole point because of that little detail?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for asst Road Masters. Big Difference!   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Balloon knot Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 May 2017 Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road foreman???? What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent pending)   Name: Pickle fart E-mail: Butternutz Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 May 2017 I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what they think? "How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale   Name: hehateme E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 May 2017 Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should start exercising their senority.   Name: Mel Functions E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Dear Coperate office hopefully you are still not there you insulted Mr Hunter by saying he is from Canada.He is an American hopefully he lets you go comparing him to ISISI I hope your not a manager...   Name: Mel Function is a moron E-mail: Where does he work Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty ready to work.   Name: Paj E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs. I believe most of the job losses aren't needed. This company has made great profits year after year. Every employee we had yesterday is needed tomorrow both Union and management. The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH. I say cast your vote and cast it today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory. CSX will continue making great profits. Donald Duck can be CEO and this place will still make a profit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end up being a ghost town   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2017 Maybe we missed it - what type of going away package did Ward receive?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2017 According to the 05/23/17 Trains magazine article regarding CSX & hump yards, Sanborn is still the chief operating officer. That witch will agree with, be loyal to, bow down to, suck up to whomever is in overall charge.   Name: wtf E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 Malfunction go back and finish your full time job of cleaning the restrictions at Hardee's you dick it's yard master not yard manager. I guess you are an engineer on the train that goes around the Christmas tree dick.   Name: 8 hrs my ass E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and where all the over 300 tank cars are. I getting of the job I have had for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes.   Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 May 2017 Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him the axe also?   Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 May 2017 No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP. Yeah and we're the dumbasses.   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 May 2017 At Cumberland: The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for the 3 PM shift. Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in attendance to provide security. First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides.   Name: NoWay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Vote No Fuck these Guys http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259   Name: Mc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 May 2017 How can anyone vote for this tool?   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 May 2017 What seniority district is Queensgate?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true, and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june 15th, who knows whats next.   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2017 Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be.   Name: Sue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I don't even bother to meet trainmasters. Those silly basterds come and go. I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here. We have 1 fat ass that's too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat fucker out there.   Name: Wall E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time. The kool-aid drinking train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be considered late.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit takes time when you start your shift. Then when there's a derailment they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had nothing to do with it.   Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual 20 minute lunches ?   Name: mel function E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Cool-more head CSX is hiring pit bulls trained to bite the engineer if he touches any levers. Takes a lot of training to move a lever from position 1-8 how many years did it take you to figure it out??? Go Hunter go....   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Mel function: Your a dickhead go play with yourself and wish you knew how to operate a locomotive. Dream on and I think your handle is malfunction idiot!!   Name: mel function E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Sleep at the seat that's why you have a brakeman to run the train while you sleep.. That's why we don't want cameras in cab so we can sleep especially on tangent track cwr makes you sleepy. Go back to the dead man pedal and put the flag staff back in place..   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2017 I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely derailed.   Name: Cheese E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Our union steward has been laid off for over a month. Meanwhile there has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined. Response by said union steward "O they can do that." I've never heard that one before. I guess the carrier was just being nice to let us have different pools. Well not NOW thank you. Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn idiot. Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts. There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down. So FUCK Those GUYS you think they care about us   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz. Out!   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Sounds like Billy D is a suck ass who's job will probably be eliminated next week. I guess the D stands for @#!head   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 “Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield significant savings,” EHH RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE   Name: Dr Readmore E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 JAD as follows ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices A. All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day [JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority standing: 1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none; 2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point, if none; 3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point.   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse food, it's all good.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2017 How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.   Name: GL E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 What the hell is Jad?   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin.   Name: Zzzzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Our pools are combined to one tonight at jad. I hope it bites the company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years. Not a very safe move CSX . I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those ass clowns. Berry is a Fat Bitch   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant, so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 May 2017 Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!!   Name: Zzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146   Name: CSX Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 May 2017 Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term. Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. Harrisons approach in a nutshell! Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of. Why isn't Harrison going after the coal? Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? Stock is down today 1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine about a month ago it took 20 minutes online   Name: 202089 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2017 My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.   Name: TJ E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Just voted No to EHH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Most hump yds. are already old plus they are expensive to maintain and operate. Someone, somewhere will still have to handle, switch rail car freight & that won't get done for free. Could be that Harrison & his backers prefer just "long haul" and their plan is to let short-line RRs and the trucking industry have all the other business & will just milk csx dry & bow out with$$.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.   Name: WilliamT E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2017 Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2 weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation without representation right?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 May 2017 Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to take out a$8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future family. I have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned, myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not walking away, just dont want it taken away. 

 Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2017 Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not make some memories with your grandkids before you die? 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 There has been over 1000 managers let go. How is that not 1000+ votes against HH and Mantle Ridge. Almost every CSX employee owns stock. I say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes. Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH. Merril Lynch is pushing for HH vote. Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR and "they" don't want us to ever come to that realization. We can shut this place down overnight if we so desired. Something as simple has voting an old man out is child's play. Come on brothers cast your vote 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8 mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 May 2017 http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees 

 Name: Back in the craft E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2017 SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS HOLINESS HUNTER???? Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive At issue: Advisory vote on $84 million reimbursement request By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017 NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported... http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2 minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will plant a tree for every vote.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2017 Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were made to be broken. Shut er down   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.   Name: Zzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 R Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone. It took under 5 minutes. Thanks for the post. I voted against all proposals! Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.   Name: R E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 Cast a vote against and you know you're good. MANTLE RIDGE’S VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS Proposal 1: FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in the Proxy Statement Proposal 2: FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent Auditors for 2017 Proposal 3: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers Proposal 4: FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation Proposal 5: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX   Name: Oldman E-mail: houchins25@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 May 2017 Brothers you have to ask yourself what this guy is thinking... Casky Ky was less than a 2 yrs old..$180 million facility that was purported to be CSX hub of the future. I'D runs from there north and south actually worked for once. HH said mothball it all..and inside of 2 weeks it was closed down tight... Shareholders??? Do we want to walk away from almost 200 million??? 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Interesting Read! Check it out! https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada 

 Name: Zzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/ 

 Name: Zzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Things to come Brothers. Physically, you can’t run as many trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of workers.” CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway CSX Corp. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 May 2017 The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon. Can vote your shares in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you follow the How To Vote instructions. At least 5 proposals are on the docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI: We are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit. 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO! To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains. After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery! If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs! 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8 years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and ran this time. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2017 I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2017 Everyone knows what opinions are.....everybody has one. What's the point of posting any decent/helpful advice on this site? Seems no one pays attention anyway. If management, office rats are sweating now, well, that's what they too should've expected might happen eventually when they chose that type of position. Account the way a lot of those people have acted, no one should feel sorry for them. Overall operations may\will change. Corporate can try to trim all fat, jobs, whatever they deem necessary or can, to increase share value, please wall st. per se. This outfit isn't ever going to be employee, family friendly. Hope too many don't become gullible & ignorant enough to think they'd be OK with more RTW laws. 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2017 Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock! Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years. That's what he will do. He will make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground. They don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW! Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and back to the truckers. This guy HH is a fucken NUT! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 May 2017 They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps. I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not touching handrails SMDH !!! 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place would be high on the list to be shut down. 

 Name: Trskip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 May 2017 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough. 10-20 Years? How have you survived this long without a basic understanding of how things work? A dispatcher taking a slow order from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either. Cannot give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the signal. We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union brothers. You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are having additional work out upon them without any additional compensation. I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in responsibility since I started. The yardmaster situation is even worse. While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules. It is my understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work. Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families to move. We need to consider who the real enema is here. 

 Name: Another One Bites The Dust E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning. Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers, guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being forced to by Jax. The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around 

 Name: Realist E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have more...that's greedy 

 Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html 

 Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt. 

 Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next...... 

 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough. 

 Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next...... 

 Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May. Brewer yard will be without a yard master. Train masters are taking over (contract shuttle service). Radnor is being sold. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 April 2017 Officially, RFEs are gone? That is probably A-OK. In reality, too many individuals that were mostly horseshit out in the field were given a co. officer position & then they'd march around with a know-it-all attitude and have the authority to write an employee up, get them suspended/terminated. Those types will have to answer for their actions. You reap what you sow. Adios and good riddance to all/any bad rubbish. 

 Name: Bill E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Yes RFE are gone. Casky Yard is gone. 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St. Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2017 Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!! 

 Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please                  I gave you a little English grammar help             In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn, Jermain Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please. 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 25 April 2017 ALL railroad cos. never were very employee friendly, ever. Will csx ever be a good place to work? Doubtful, at best. 

 Name: Big Nose E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have been fired under HH so far. Karma Boys..... Thanks 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you would get what you deserved! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 April 2017 Someone - (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on this site 02/21/17: "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2017 If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell 'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit. 

 Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out of the way? 

 Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 April 2017 Screwed No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually circulated it. It may have been something that came out as a system wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be! All crews that recrew outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2 conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble. One of these article is #50. You will have to bombard your General chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al loopholes removed. In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing. Maybe you will get lucky and he will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals. NO ROAD JOB SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT! The crews have been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go home upon arrival. If this happens to you again, call your general chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home. 

 Name: Qxreand E-mail: u nameit Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2017 Where Is Todd Novak working he lives in creston ohio 

 Name: CMC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management. Why? Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made under Ward. With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no more. any ideas on how HH handles union members who have had "protected status" under the CBA? CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected are going to be let go with no chance of returning ### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly 

 Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their added and do something about this bullshit. Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit. 

 Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their asses and do something about this bullshit. CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit. 

 Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2017 Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla? Just asking.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2017 HH's primary goal is a sub 60 OR. He is here at the behest of Mantle Ridge and the institutional investors who backed them. At 73 years old and on an oxygen device, he will not outlive his already accumulated millions, let alone the amount CSX will pay him. This is a pure ego trip. Nothing is sacred, nothing and no one is safe. The average length of haul at the CP is 1,600 miles and the average haul on CSX is 600 miles. When his magic does not work, he will jettison & cut anything remaining before offering up CSX to be acquired by the CP, UP or BNSF. . 

 Name: dezz nuts E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 April 2017 Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2017 Rule changes: Read an article that described how Harrison watched yard crews & timed them. Maybe he wondered why assembling, building & switching trains (& other things) took so long. Shutting down humps: No doubt these are expensive things to maintain & operate. However, flat switching consumes more time, AND somebody, somewhere, will have to perform the majority of the car sorting work & it won't be done for free. Guess we'll see how it goes. Hope everyone does the best they can, working safely. Safety First. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago. 

 Name: That Guy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2017 What's going on at tilford yard? From a former tilford conductor.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2017 Many of the so-called BS rules are in place account of all the FNGs the last 20+ years. My favorite is (after making a coupling, whatever) someone transmitting via the radio states: ....."go ahead and back up"..... Which way is the engineer supposed to move? 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2017 That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up with thus far in all my years. Maybe they will throw it out soon. That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell you to back up if I'm in the way? That previous bunch has just about run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 March 2017 Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter, relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is watching you for a hour just so they can fail you on a O TEST. 

 Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly $204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 March 2017 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this before they vote.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2017 we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2017 I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4 pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do ????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 I find this site so interesting. every one is in a panic with disgust for their pay check. Some have been around for a few years, mostly it seam's less that 10 from their comments. If you work for CSX you should love H. Harrison, he will take care of those that WORK, and reward them with so much. If you run a Locomotive, do it well. If you handle the cars, do it well If you manage employees, do it well If you call crew's, do it well If you don't can ya see the street.   Name: CSX/UP MERGER E-mail: hharris@csx.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 UP MANAGEMENT: WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000 POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS! WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR (NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS. UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU! CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2017 Hey guys. That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much. I'd screw up your railroad for a fraction of that. I come cheaper because I bought my degree from a diploma mill. Hunter cut off 1000 workers before he even started. That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any tuition assistance cause that's a waste.   Name: news E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 March 2017 PINES.. Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full of people. Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life. They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just wasn't paying attention. God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!   Name: Goofy clown E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Dear Colleagues, Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience, passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together, they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety, service and efficiency. These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless otherwise indicated. Effective immediately: Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation strategy. Reporting to Mike are: · Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network; · Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and · Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service, Passenger Operations and PTC. The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will report to Jermaine. Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region. John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation. The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to John. Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical area. Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated Railroad initiatives. Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal success in their future endeavors. The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably serve our customers and our nation’s economy. Sincerely, Cindy Sanborn   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help. Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines up your butt..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2017 Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with csx.   Name: hugh jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2017 Robert Pines for President!!   Name: jason wilkerson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2017 anybody need their grass cut? i'm looking for a job.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Loyd Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He was the one in the situation and knew what was happening. People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul working for the railroad. The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a difference. It doesn't work that way. Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal regulators,   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2017 Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2 or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx did this?   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 POSTERS Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day insane business tactics that we all deal with! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! Maybe this year will be a better year and we will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones we have been waiting for more than 4 years!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a little bitch.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken   Name: HOGGER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX LOVER SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE CHOO CHOO MAN! Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to be until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US ARENT QUITTERS. We got a right to voice our opinions against the people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs. Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to. Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy train and judge others Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place! So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't know shit about what goes on out here!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more than 3rd graders.Grow up and act like grown men and women.   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2017 BEWARE POSTERS Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his game. Ignore him! Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The lover has spoken   Name: Ball less employees E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.   Name: here come the train E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 Csx I love you brother   Name: bull crap E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will change and some heads will roll.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my brother   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to take it   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the Georgia line csx.   Name: Explain please E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2017 What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ... Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2017 Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good or even better than what you can find on the operating unions' websites. Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts like those from name "csx lover".   Name: TECH SUPPORT E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2017 TO ALL ENGINEERS For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS WARNING! We suggest you take the following information very seriously and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to be employed with CSX There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after additional information is being programmed into the system by the engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final destination. Why is this happening? This is because the engineer is putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations. If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch center that you will not be using the trip optimizer. IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper information you must still call the help service center and let them know that this information was given through radio communication and not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded. This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the supervisors and the work order department to provide proper documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow, slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as programmed. This is something that all engineers need to learn to deal with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable. If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Csx Lover You're not going to get hired! If you're a Vet you have a chance but I'm willing to bet that you are not.   Name: blow that whistle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone explain this?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.   Name: Pole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2017 Just came out 01-03-17 Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.   Name: Mr. csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Mr. csx lover, What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your writing abilities.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2017 LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can represent csx with pride   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2017 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2016 Happy New Year! Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay off. CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here and you have a good job already. Every employee with less than 15 years stands a good chance of being on street. If you're not an operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.   Name: AlreadyDead E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 December 2016 Run!! Do not walk--as far away from a railroad as you can get. Many railroaders would gladly trade places with you... These days, you won't work too long before being furloughed. And if you do work, being on the bottom guarantees Extra Board work, on call, all hours day and night, all weather, no idea when your call to work comes--most likely when you're dead on your arse from trying to adjust your body to get your rest...staying in away-from-home motels many times for ridiculous hours, etc. You have family? Well forget about that. You belong to The Company now. Get time off for family events/functions? IF you're lucky enough to put in ahead for very few available slots. And to top things off, a management team that many don't have a clue, but are so good at sending you "feel- good" paraphernalia that will have them "pissing down your leg and making you believe it's raining"...HaHa! Is it starting to be clear yet?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 December 2016 I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo train blow that whistle   Name: AlreadyDead E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 Yea yea...guess what? When/if it happens, you get to suffer too! LOL! Join the pigs, and instead of bitching/griping/moaning about Trump, put your locomotive mouth to work at being productive...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican" mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!   Name: Suck it E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then you'll just get promoted like Frulla..   Name: Pissed off E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2016 Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees better.   Name: Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A basic day should be around$350 on a basic day due to all the horse crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to the us president-elect's cabinet choices? Look out........... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 November 2016 I find this so interesting, a Locomotive Engineer with a few years, or trips in the right seat has a problem with days off? The days off are by JOB/ assignment, and not by Person. Get your agreement right, and have a nice life. Good lord help those that can not, or will not help themselves. Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2016 Engineers I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available under the next week. I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks now! This is such bullshiz! I said something to the RF about marking off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy. I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off. What kind of horse shit is this! Do all the pools have this kind of set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 November 2016 Friday, 11 November, Wall St. Journal, page B6. federal regulators rejected effort by rr industry to delay proposed expansion of mandatory drug and alcohol testing, saying crisis of drug abuse requires immediate action. FRA Rule issued in June puts track workers under testing rules, says positive drug tests have risen sharply over the past year. RR industry says delay the rules, as, like PTC, the management can't comply in time and need special breaks.Just FYI. 

 Name: yep E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 November 2016 The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785. This is the number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers are more than happy to help out. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 October 2016 BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR DERAILMENTS. 

 Name: ... E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2016 R J. S. T. U Z. T. S. T I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T W. H. A. T P. I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E 

 Name: stressed out! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2016 Engineers I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available under the next week. I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks now! This is such bullshiz! I said something to the RF about marking off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy. I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off. What kind of horse shit is this! Do all the pools have this kind of set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2016 CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire you fuck CSX 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2016 Alright, OK. What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University which is a diploma mill and no longer exists. 

 Name: Blowovercsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2016 Let's go hurricane, let's go......let's go hurricane, let's go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all stand up and root for hurricane Mathew to hit CSX HQ 

 Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida. 

 Name: Crazy train E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 MR MANAGER You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS Name: Mr Manager E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 I must say that CSX has been good to me, not one single check they have written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years. So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly lost your job because your that great model of employee that every company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire you shortly. If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i could help. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2016 watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the official name for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers to pay people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2016 CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck 

 Name: REWARD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2016 A REWARD OF $100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL TERMINAL DELIVERIES. REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special Agent(s)retired. Wikileaks Contact Information: http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2016 I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2016 Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2016 To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if they can get the job done.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2016 Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months , are FURLOUGHED. Never been a fan of working for free. #Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,, #moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2016 I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne. Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground..   Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Hi: I'm sure a lot of drugs get through by rail, and the huge profits that Americans are willing to give to Mexican drug lords really ruins their society, but the erratic and unpredictable pattern of RR operations means that no one really knows when / where the drugs arrive, which really upsets drug bosses who expect results.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Tickled this guy is not driving. Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER! 

 Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 September 2016 Guess most of you know what a Knuckle IS? Do you ever wonder what a Knucklehead IS? Those that keep posting the same shit on every TOPIC! Just remember there is no Honor in checking every friggin box, and that is on you. 

 Name: EX FRA E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 ALINE COND The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine. Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22. Per csx operating rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they should but they don't. If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area. Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to answer your questions. If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at 317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area. 

 Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did! 

 Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right? 

 Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere?? 

 Name: Safety First E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 ALL CREWS If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations, payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. 

 Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes? We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes? 

 Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2016 as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the 3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units, poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what Matt Long is doing now?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2016 PTC - IS/WAS NOT developed by the US Congress. Implementation \ programs, etc., is/was. The RR industry thought of PTC 1st. In the mid 1990s. Technological advances have helped cut many jobs so............ No doubt with the idea of a way to try to trim train crew size.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2016 PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste, poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2016 John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper. Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level performance.   Name: new engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 ENGINEERS!!!!!! OK old heads. You got to help me out here. I haven't been doing this long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are coming out. I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing. So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule 5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do. I tried throttling back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below minimum cont. speed for the motor. The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it. Im guessing they mean 8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the traction motors either! Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book in black and white. You can find shit about it all over the internet. This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be charged for burning up traction motors!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2016 Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the credit union. Quitting and borrowing $$to live on campus really makes no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look better / smarter / more credible.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out.   Name: Do Think E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2016 APE. 10-20 I agree that Kyle is probably a challenged train master, trying to distract as many people as possible when relevant topics appear on this site. Thanks for providing intelligent responses to his illogical and ideological statements   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 July 2016 Kyle: it's generally conceded that FDR inspired people in the depression, and the enormous surge in production AND PROFITS came from taking ALL the money of many foreign countries, including Holland and UK, helping all Americans. Letting FDR run so many times is almost universally viewed as a disaster, and resulted in a constitutional amendment that prohibited that. The credit crunch from the "bank holiday" hammered a struggling economy, The heavy influence the Soviet Union had in the administration is still scary, and talking foolish and inaccurate slogans from the depression is completely irrelevant to 2016.   Name: oreo E-mail: petroqwest@yahoo com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 July 2016 crew hauler they do not eng rice 12 hour rule 1t to 18 hours I cane from trucking 10 hour break ha ha   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2016 KYLE: If you are talking about FDR's New Deal in today's world, you must have an elderly relative. Especially as economists usually feel that FDR's quasi soviet plans extended the depression, and the massive armament orders we got from Europe, combined with the large skilled labor pool available and ready to move, actually relieved the US depression.   Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2016 CREW MANAGER!!! YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER! What the hell have you been doing since 1830 pm tonight???? I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get through. I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk and it never did. I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call. I have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone each time I called. I can prove how many rings were on my phone with each call. What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats going on!!! I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to another desk where no one is sitting at the time. You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take your butt with them. 175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and listening to the phone ring and no one answer. Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on down there but he is going too! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You should be ashamed of yourself!   Name: redeye51 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2016 Hello my true Americans. Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my resignation on the table. I am a veteran who came to CSX with the promise of a better future. Well, those corporate greedy bastards are just sending true America down the drain. I am looking to write a tell all book about personal experience here at CSX. Get your stories together cause I will be back and share the wealth. Let us together get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ would love a good story. FTW...let the chit roll. And stay tuned...   Name: AGAIN!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 June 2016 INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed. Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers qualifications as management claims they can FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND the track is other than a main track or the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not exceed one mile or The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not exceed 20 mph or Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20. If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals. If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance. Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper management! Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again. You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2016 To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from railroading: Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 1st: Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30 yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age. Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost. Check\read up on how it works. 30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS. Lots of RRers lost credit months for a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be eligible (yet), even if old enough. Big drop in monthly income. If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute - that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime$$ max. Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins. which is a must have. Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2016 Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought we had a Single System Agreement.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.   Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster   Name: Retired UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2016 Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class in this country.   Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Fra Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car. Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes. Had tm watching them. Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!! how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know they should be with the crap that's rolling in. What's going on with that!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 June 2016 Yep yep n yep n yep I agree   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2016 There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr is this first place it was even a law down right dirty lien thieves ... And labor realations yea    Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2016 No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. [Is any big company anymore?] Constantly have to battle them. Even for what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. This is the 21st century. Of course, they want to reduce labor costs. More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. Things have been tough many times in the past. RRs slashed/trimmed before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. Time will tell so we'll see. The posted comment in the other section is true: No one was forced to hire on & no one is forced to stay. Hang in there everyone or luck out & find a much better way to earn a living.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 May 2016 WTF?? Why the complaining about holiday pay? RR Trans. Dept. road employees never did qualify for that (regular assignments like yard jobs per se, do) - the way it is & has been for eons. Regarding that, the rail Unions gave nothing away. Doesn't make sense: People bitch account unions seem to be weak but then they support anti-labor legislators\politicians. They piss & moan because the roads & streets they drive on need work, there isn't enough fire or police protection etc., etc., but then are upset with more taxes. On & on & on. Safety First.   Name: Retired UPRR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2016 RE; UP EEOC OFFICE: What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the director of such cases........................................................ This is no doubt why UP, CSX and others are taking so many cases to the National Labor Board. It’s to the point now that CSX is giving employees the death penalty for J-Walking. Then, taking the case all the way to a Larbor Board Ruling. At present, that takes about two years. By then, most employees have found other work and have no interest in coming back to the railroad. So, It’s a win, win for the Company. Retired UPRR Conductor..   Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2016 The below comment sounds like a really good deal to me. Get in the cab---get out of the cab---release all of the brakes---run to the yard---get off and into the cab and do it again. Just THINK, you could be layed off. I see a 7 day a week job that makes 4 hours OT each and every day. Good lord be thankful for the work. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway. 

 Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast? 

 Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous. 

 Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah 

 Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2016 To all furloughed people: Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs. seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be terminated. See: B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d). CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93 1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat: Not covered in the NMAD thing: Started many moons ago -- 1985 UTU National Contract, Article XII: - Termination Of Seniority...... "The seniority of any employee whose seniority in train or engine service is established after the date of this Agreement and who is furloughed for 365 consecutive days will be terminated if such employee has less than three (3) years of seniority." 30 yr. Conductor is right to suggest that you check your B&O Agreement as this could have been changed some but the 365 day thing is probably still in effect for those with not much service time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat, Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible), Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).   Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 May 2016 "Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job." Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad cover to cover and never saw this   Name: Ghost Writer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 April 2016 The Ghost of [UP] Chance Gober: Did what I had to do to save my love ones!   Name: Ichan Industries, LLP E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 April 2016 Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO): We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout (LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific Railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2016 Actually, it's all very sad. Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment worth millions of dollars......... Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management & each & every craft. It'd take years to correct/fix everything. It's probably hopeless.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further.   Name: Car knocker E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2016 The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days. only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting for him to blow up and assault some one. Another will just disappear and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville probably thinks they are doing a good job.   Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 April 2016 exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off????? csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e, mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000 system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2016 I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good advice on whether I should try this or not?   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 April 2016 If hired before 1985, Trainmen did\do not have to become engineers. Don't remember the change era, time, but it wasn't always = hire date was seniority date - meaning for a long time: -- a change of crafts meant a seniority start-over. [Total service time has always counted towards retirement & vacation entitlement, but not craft seniority.] Often, usually depending upon an individual's particular situation, giving up yrs. of trainman seniority & the productivity fund benefits IS\WAS a lot, too much to readily forfeit for someone hired pre- '85. So it's easily understood how a person could be a 30 yr.+ employee in train service & be a Conductor, Yd. Foreman, Utility Man, etc. Evidently, FNGs & Other(s), non-employee(s), for N/A, are unaware and/or just don't get that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 April 2016 Pretty piss poor bait, mr./ms. Other, non-employee, for N/A. Won't catch anything other than ignorant douche-bags with that post. Whoever posted that lay off info - should post the truthful fact(s).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 April 2016 Get off your arse and go check it out. No wonder you have been a Conductor for 30? which I doubt! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it. What's real? Provide some facts.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it. What's real? Provide some facts.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 April 2016 Just heard yesterday that the RR in Canada have a lay off policy called (Unfit for service) that would be sleep, health, drunk, bored, or horny etc. The employee calls in and that is it, case closed it is over. I like this, it makes sense.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 April 2016 When the quarterly re issue bulletin for the albany division has 200 pages and within 24 hours you release 33 more bulletins. Its time for someone to lose their job. Holy shit   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?" Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support; ie: investors, stockholders, etc. But why are big shots compensated so well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due? A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks. Sadly, not near enough & that's a shame. Great profits could be made IF - (& this applies many RR employees; each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.   Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 March 2016 Nice post from a nice Engineer. I can tell he is a thinker. There over a thousand mistakes in his post. However the message comes through so well. Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 APE: Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation.   Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 March 2016 please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just plain "cunt"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 March 2016 Just imagine the co. dropping the program - that's what'd probably happen. Participation is not mandatory.   Name: imagine if.... E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system wide one day.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here" I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 March 2016 No doubt RR big-shots will do OK. Grateful? Loyal? If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will. If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would. It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down. Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore. Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy? Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue, the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. Long story short: Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never really concerned - until it affects them directly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department. According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company survives.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 March 2016 Noticed a post from an employee that felt like he was being punished because of yard closing's. That is far from the truth. CSX would love to have all of the yards running around the clock, and all of the stored locomotives running. If ya want to see a yard full of stored locomotives from 1981 I can send it to you. The RR was paying$50k for a few to leave, and they were really careful with that. Reserve boards were established and folks were paid 90% of earning's to stay home. Trust me the RR is a good job, and the CSX is a wonderful company. Toughen up, be an adult and face the future. 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing? Thanks 

 Name: It's time E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 To the Robert Pines followers... This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help save jobs ... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings, harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you would understand the field employees perspective. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 March 2016 Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up with Sanborn and her bullshit. 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 March 2016 Fed up APE: If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK, but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand. Then maybe, the post would have some credibility. Often, the carrier will schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared, etc. BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx wanted. Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2016 I was looking at all of the folks that are having problems with their Union. Many are not happy with the dues or the elected reps that they voted for. Some state that working without the union would be impossible? Do you know how many happy non union people the CSX employs, and WHY? Bet most are non union, and happy as they can be. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2016 Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances. Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the railroads. I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the favor. 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 March 2016 It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 March 2016 Hope all of you have loaded your bank accounts with Cash. Those that have the new truck, you just screwed yourself and your family. The future says it is going to be tight for those with just a few whiskers and this may be the end of your RR career. Carloads are down across the board, and that means fewer trains. Profits are down, and that means fewer trains also. If we add all of this up, and (IF) the future looks good you will see your savior come aboard, and that will be the one you despise so much CSX. The company will take a look at the manpower, and protect the interest of the company while retaining all of the qualified employees that it is possible to hold on to. They have done this before, many times. The Certification that you have is something that has a lot of value, and you should thank the power's that be for it. Time to RR or go home. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months. It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the sand..not sure which scenario applies 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 March 2016 Wednesday's Wall Street Journal (2nd section RH?) said CP was again in talks with CSX this last January with no good results. Presumably they will push harder if the CP/NS deal fails. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs across the network that there is now an increased number of employees whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That seems to fall in line with what he said. 

 Name: long duck dong E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just fined $92,000 by the FRA. Does anyone have anymore info?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 March 2016 So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then also..lol .   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 February 2016 Most, at least by now, are well aware of the coal thing. The idea has some merit, is not too awful far-fetched, but that post will draw crucifying comments. Admit it: Csx has alienated many of it's employees. There's not much, if any, loyalty. Even if lowly employees have & would submit ideas for more revenue, the arrogant big-shots & their bean counters wouldn't consider them. There's a lot of reason why there's so much anger & resentment out there. If a person has half a brain, then sure, they want their employer to do well. But ALL workers are pretty sick & tired of being taken advantage of. Fed up with being treated poorly & expected to be grateful as hell just to have a job. Employees out if the field are always the ones who have to give up, give in, give back. What do corporate execs. give -- ??   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2016 Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn. Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out here. Welcome to reality   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2016 Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We have to give the company ideas to generate revenue. So what these morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our families. Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch that contributes to the United States economy,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 February 2016 In reply to the non-employee for N/A post: Missed a word quoting a previous post. Have no doubt forgotten more basic logic, writing skills & more than you'll probably ever know. Earn my keep & more. How about you? Jesus, if they pay a moron that submits posts like yours, no wonder the stock value has dropped substantially. It's very difficult to communicate with a sick person's mind so -- am done now Post whatever you wish.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 February 2016 Who could possibly think like that? Only complete idiots that us taxpayers will have to take to try to care of when they're on mental disability. Amazing the ignorance from a 30 year Conductor, that could write a remark that is so lacking in basic logic, and or correct sentence structure. Check it out above,,, just amazing how any company could pay this guy!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 last I looked CSX was still using an outside contractor in Ripon Wi. (Madison) deputized to be the CSX medical department and thus inside the HIPAA firewall.This is a common procedure anymore.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2016 Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits. Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting it's doors & moving operations to Mexico. Over 700 people, many who have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job. How long has that type of thing been going on now? Quite a while. No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly. Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc., = then accept & live with all the consequences. If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will. If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of your employees..you bastards will rot..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 February 2016 Check out the post -- Other, non-employee, for N|A: "...the Company does not like you either....... dump the UNION, ..... join the Company as a partner/manager & be happy......better benefits, and so much more". Who could possibly think like that? Only complete idiots that us taxpayers will have to take to try to care of when they're on mental disability.   Name: BigCountry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2016 Evansville? What do you know about Howell Yard closing?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 February 2016 To all CSX employees, The time has come. All of your Brothers have sold you out for CASH. The union has sold your jobs for Cash, and the Company does not like you much either. Time to fix this--dump the UNION, stop paying dues and join the Company as a partner/manager and be happy with a two person crew, better benefits, and so much more. If you do this, and stand up, the UNION folks will destroy YOU. Takes real GUTS to find change, and insist on making things better--Who's up?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2016 Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 February 2016 Kind of agree APE - it's about the principal. CSX Trans. & all the BS has ruined employee morale & lots of workers in each & every craft have poor attitudes. Employees should want the company to do well. Working for this outfit is not a job - it's all too often a hellish, miserable adventure each & every day. The benefits & pay that can be earned do not make up for being taken advantage of & treated awful. No one needs to be concerned about csx officials that are A--holes & how they do. All too many of those should be crap-canned, put to work where they truly belong: digging latrines \ building & cleaning outhouses for a living. The good ones will always do just fine in their careers & life.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 February 2016 I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the 1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get us a real railroader and things will change for the better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2016 I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If the investors want to see good to average results better show these two the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these people in they deserve the poor results they will get   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 February 2016 No one this Ignorant could run a locomotive. Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 February 2016 You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would u have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an any doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 February 2016 You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would u have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an any doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags   Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 February 2016 Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get something better" at each contract then the Unions should just maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable "bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!! YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying, political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to you. Actually dues drop to the range of$12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one, but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely. Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"? 100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty surely. Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2016 recent WSJ article (front page of second section?) said FRA is charging much higher fines than before, supposedly cracking down.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2016 Conductor, 1-10 yrs.: Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member? Switch, join the ble-little T. That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and problems. NOT! ---------------------------------------------------------------- APE: Unions exist because politicians still allow them. Consider what it'd be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union representation at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are totally ignorant foolish words.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2016 UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2016 If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 January 2016 well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon? I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to 'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 January 2016 T/E is all about the hire date. I was hired as a Fireman in 1963 and lost that in 1964. Some RR's were still hiring Firemen in 1977. The guys that hired on in front of me in 1962, went to Engineer and retired. That is how it worked then and does today. Now picture this part of history. Steam Fireman was refused promotion in 1950, had to fire diesel for the rest of his career.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2016 The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.   Name: todd Novac E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2016 todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy novac snitch his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from his union . watch him boys   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2016 Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have a job   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 January 2016 You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING evil bitch..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 January 2016 As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill, welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts + relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better (thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's, etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range busy!   Name: deez nuts E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2016 Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence   Name: John Sepesy E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe ''lazy'' Kazy is a snitch!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I hope sooner than later   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you (CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the spirit that counts, right?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the spirit that counts, right?   Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 January 2016 Locomotive Cameras: The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know otherwise. The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July 2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report. The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical options have expired for you.   Name: True statement E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around 90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 just fyi Oscar Munez - formerly of CSX - now with the airline industry, had a heart attack in Sept. and just now had a heart transplant.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...   Name: UP Management Is Lost E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!   Name: wow E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2015 wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.   Name: no supplies E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 December 2015 To all CSX employees. Just a short question, answer if you can. Do you know of any Conductor, that was forced to Choo Choo school that failed to qualify and was terminated? Just wondering if they fell back to a Conductor fixture, or were terminated? Thanks for your response.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2015 I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company. What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 December 2015 Very sad. True though. Long story short: Corporate big-shots know before most what to expect business-wise & are compensated mega bucks to make the right decisions. Not all thankfully, but too many union bosses aren't any better - local, all the way to the top. And some wonder why membership \ participation \ support is way down these days. DUUHHHHH.   Name: Knuckleheads E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 December 2015 How brilliant are our corporate leaders you ask? AFTER the stock split on June 16, 2011 CSX stock sold for$25.32 on June 21, 2011. Yesterday, December 17, 2015, CSX stock sold for $25.60. In 4 1/2 years, these knuckleheads managed to grow our stock by 28 cents. They have obviously earned every single one of the millions of dollars in bonuses they've collected. Great work if you can get it.   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 December 2015 A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough. Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees! Keep up the fight!   Name: HelloImMichaelWard E-mail: Mward@cex.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2015 I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we are dissolving the Huntington Division   Name: getting sick E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2015 AVON CREWS!!!!!!! THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING. GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"! THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT GET PAID. IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!   Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2015 APE, No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie: agreements, contracts, promises, etc. [Although big-shots seem to well taken care of.] Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride. Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 November 2015 CSX will pay for college courses sucessfully completed that lead to a degree in a general related field. It does NOT mean that you must get a degree in RCO technology, nor does it mean that you must pay for a course that will fit the degree requirements but might have a mini 1 hour pod version that of course does not satisfy the degree requirements. I have been told that some supervisors refuse to sign the forms to save the company money. If the union will awaken and discuss this with the IRS, the few supervisors still reluctant could easily lose their jobs. So no, it does NOT relate to your JOB, except in the most general way. Call the folks in JAX and ask. And yes, I know people who have taken nice electives because the degree requires you to take some to fulfill the requirements. And yes, I know a terminal superintendent that is repeatedly violating all kinds of federal regulations, and will probably disappear in 2016.   Name: Crazy company E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2015 This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch morale boost now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 November 2015 Aren't clerks members of the Transportation Communications International Union, - not the United Transportation Union?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 November 2015 You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system. This was negotiated on a national level. If a driver accepts the buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union dues! THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!! Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union? You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one. First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs. DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2015 THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS. ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS   Name: Retired now, thank Christ E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 November 2015 Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc. All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away? Quit/resign en masse. No one, the co., the unions, the feds could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that. Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're....... ah, never mind. Hopeless. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Is csx really that dysfunctional? Bankers, investors, etc. want to know.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 November 2015 This post is just pure BS by someone that resents those that have a right to move, and support their family. Everyone protects their livelihood, and feels a sense of ownership and that is understood, however based on seniority this is how it was intended to work. Short whiskers will loose every time. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin   Name: Oyeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2015 Brakeman you're exactly correct Csx hasn't lost money they just made less.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals, exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the problem.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 November 2015 ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really? what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see profits in the millions for each quarter. for example:the problem is if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh we only made$410 million compared to the previous years third quarter of $460 million! we lost$50 million dollar!!!!!! no fuck nuts you didn't lose $50 million ,you just made less!! you still made$410 million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the $50 million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to afford them!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 November 2015 I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said. However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or what?   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these circus clowns   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2015 Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2015 horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a 30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement. this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on. also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2 months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I been here to long to walk away or I would.   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 October 2015 I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders out there would be greatly appreciated.   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2015 I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule will I have as a conductor?   Name: railroader E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 October 2015 I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the train.This is a rough life   Name: ride them rails E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?   Name: train line ups E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2015 that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go insane. going to take a pictures? lol whos going to care about them ? the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2015 Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn   Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center, project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF PAY AND BENFITS. according to cindy " this hard decision was made after other options were carefully considered" what that really means " fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says " HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"   Name: Loco man E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2015 Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy. Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each other. Focus on what's important.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2015 I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon. This company and it piss poor management is a real mess. The incompetence is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through the door. Very sad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2015 Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for the RRs that hauled it. Things do change. The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic. What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal? We'll see. Stay tuned.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2015 I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2015 When is Corbin closing? What location is next?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 September 2015 Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals. No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?). Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the average Joe can't get off without a hassle. Off "UBU" on weekends? More understandable. Members have issues & problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep. anytime. And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool & has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may very well have to mark off Friday. Walk a few car-lengths in a part-time local union officer's boots.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2015 In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB...... The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done... These programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks ...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2015 Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of wussies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2015 everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn. remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much time in to quit to throw away a pension   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all know this place sucks so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 September 2015 CSX Corporate Motto: Employee Need, Pay No Heed. Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast. Tonnage First, Safety Last.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 September 2015 Working for this so called RR CSX and the changes I have seen are horrific I have seen several people get divorced and loose their family I have seen friends die as a result of Un safe conditions I have seen people and friends loose there job as a result of constant working because of the absenteeism policy and make a mistake I can't wait another 3 years so I can go out on disability. I used to like my job now I dread coming in. Taking my son camping for labor day weekend so go fuck off Mr Ward   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others. Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with others in your position.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2015 CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked even more   Name: Big Wig E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2015 Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys. Corporate   Name: Ben There E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2015 Management GREED! I have always said that if CSX failed as a company it would be because of Upper Management Greed. Most all of the people holding this level of employment, are somebody's BOY. All they are interested in is Big Salaries, Raises. Stock options and Bonuses. CSX is again getting too top heavy with Management that really does not know anything about Railroading. Stock prices have been on the decline all year of 2015 and now in late August there seems to be no hope for recovery before years end. Too many upper management people have been seen to drop large numbers of stock back ion March and April and looks too close to be insider trading. Wake up CSX and correct your problems and get the attraction of investors again.   Name: jones E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 August 2015 merger will be great for me i could put a little money in my pocket before i leave. but the new people you are screwed sorry   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of transportation on the Huntington Division because CSX would rather have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt turn customers away because they don't have the manpower? I doubt it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2015 From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man: Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.   Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2015 Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our contract with CSX next holiday season.   Name: Raptor E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack   Name: Selkirk E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i would be fucked...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 12 August 2015 Well he's probably furloughed since he's on the Huntington Division..so he's not getting a check. And truthfully what he said was the truth. So I don't think he's a dumb dumb..just a man who tells it like it is..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2015 The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on vacation..get real..fuck you Ward   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 This guy is the Dumb Dumb of the year. Wonder who provides his pay check. LOL LOL ====================================================================---------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2015 If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to hold a job..we just business away here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX after Ward is out of there along with his puppets.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2015 NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED. POOL CREWS NEED TO FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS AND TIME CONSUMED. IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS THERE IS ENOUGH MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY. READ THIS AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH. FAVORITES ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED. GET READY FOR THE HORSE AND PONY SHOW TO START.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at least I know my product will at least show up that day   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at all...How tomorrow moves..slowly   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2015 If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to hold a job..we just business away here   Name: loosing pools E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2015 first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want. where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3 days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2015 "losing road pool" and your post: Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies (plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what location you're in. As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and none are accountable, you get what you get. So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain individuals" , and as the old saying goes: "if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one" but at least start one that has a shred of truth to it.   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2015 The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker, employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs. division......CSX does Suck. Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)   Name: loosing road pools E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2015 buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days. rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are they going to do about it, its a law, they cant do nothing to me" well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying there going to lose there jobs.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2015 Many things changed, got modern. Rail workers & their unions "featherbedded" as much as they could for as long as they could.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2015 Does anyone remember the Day the Caboose left. The rear 2 moved to the Locomotive. Now we have 2 in the front and 2 in the trailing second unit. At times in some states we had 3 in the lead locomotive and 2 more in the trailing unit. The CSX paid them all, put them up, and fed them. Now keep on paying those dues, and bitching about the CSX. The UNIONS and your former Brothers sold your ass out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2015 DOT is all you have. Driving is driving, has no relation to the RR. The company you work for has a relationship with the RR. That is how they keep it in house.   Name: Former Jitney driver E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2015 To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector. Are the subcontracted jitney or drivers who drive the rail employee around, any transportaion drivers covered under the FRA federal railroad act? Whisleblower etc... Thanks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2015 Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3 guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!   Name: Iced E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2015 To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around. There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can sway a good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling once again.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 June 2015 June 25, 2015 CSX SUCKS more than it ever has! Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight! Cutting back on crew packs! what does that tell you? Watch your paychecks! This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how to count beans! ENRON all over again! Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!! If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!! Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the freight. CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will. How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 June 2015 Name: Locomotion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one. One dumb little Oompa Loompa ..... Bet he makes more than you do, and has better bennies and hours. Who is the dumb one? HA HA seems kinda funny but true.   Name: Needing info E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2015 Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson come from? Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at last? This clown is a nut job.   Name: Foghorn leghorn E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 June 2015 Who is Pines? Is it a he or she?   Name: Love'em E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2015 I just love CSX   Name: Combine forces E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2015 Is cp buying us out?   Name: Locomotion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one. One dumb little Oompa Loompa .....   Name: Silly blacks E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head freak...... Suck it up and do your job.. Csx gives more to the blacks than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo   Name: Amy E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 June 2015 I have an announcement to make..... I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days. That is all.   Name: Michael Ward E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 May 2015 Me and Cindy will see you CSX guys soon.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2015 Charles S. Johnson's Twitter account was suspended. I dug a little further and discovered that he is a far-right racist bigot.   Name: IR E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2015 Amtrak Engineer's Personal Issues: There is an honest blogger that has all the details about the Amtrak Engineer. Goggle: Charles S Johnson or gotnews. This seems like a government cover-up! The feds knew exactly what happened!   Name: Sick clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2015 Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day ladies .   Name: Ludedude E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 May 2015 The morons have begun their quadrennial cutting of the mileage on the locals again. This is about the 5th round of this stupidity I've seen in my career. They cut the pay on the jobs, the guys who know how to run the jobs leave, then many customers are screwed until they wise up. Of course, the only customers who get top service are those who ship Chinese junk in a box. That's how tomorrow moves.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 May 2015 Amtrak accident: Apparently, Amtrak had all the data including the camera focused on the engineer. The camera probably showed the engineer accelerating the speed of the locomotive. In a "legal" sense, if in fact Amtrak ascertained that the accident was intentional, an apology is paramount in order to mitigate [damages] and assuage the victims love ones [anger]. And now to politics: Americans must come together and impose on our government to improve America's infrastructure and not$TRILLIONS for the sake of Israel for wars in the Middle East! 

 Name: CSX long time disgusted slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 May 2015 Investigative Reporter is a troll! His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could make a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge. They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews. And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence. 

 Name: Blah E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines, Fellas.... L&N, why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why do you care... Who cares??? Pines, Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and continue to use it to your benefit. But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or f*ck... but get over it! 

 Name: whocares E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you. 

 Name: Toby E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 The terminal I work at now has officially cut 75% of its engineer jobs since the contrail BUYOUT. over 60 jobs. Barely 20 exist. Joining csx is now officially the worst decision I have ever made in my life. Btw managers are up 2/3. Yard masters cut to nil One man industrial RCO jobs are next. It won't stop until it's down to only the three stooges. candy mack and Ollie. It's not about stock holders any more. It's about arrogance. Ego. And proving you're as tough as the boys. Mack is not the first ceo to purposefully ignore contracts. But we are the first generation of railroaders to accept it willingly. Candy will cut off past the ability to function as long as she becomes the first woman CEO of a class 1. Safety is officially no longer in the top 10. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 May 2015 I see there is another oil train wreck / explosion / etc. on the BNSF in North Dakota on Weds. yesterday 6 May 2015. No smoking please! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 May 2015 I love this post, just leaves it so open for the truth to come through. Dear Coal River Mr Scott Harless is just smart enough to be your BOSS.HA HA. Oh and by the way trainmater is not a word. Name: Coal River E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works. this week Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the sub-division the derailment occurred on. He even grew up in the area lol 

 Name: RULES 101 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2015 News Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules. Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1, 2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is clearly printed under TS-15. As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules book under section 10 subsection 1006. There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or doing other similar operations, after communicating positive identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states "when required to use positive identification" under this section of the rules book. You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the crews. Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written. Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on the severity is stated under rule 1008.2. A transmission DOES NOT HAVE TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules department when using the radio for positive communication between the crew members. 

 Name: news!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2015 NEW RULES!!!! OK boys and girls. There is a new kind of sheriff in town on the great lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work on) Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his own rules as he goes along. Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put on the street but he thinks so. Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating rules department and get a few issued cleared up. Like when do you have to use positive identification and when did you have to start using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!! 

 Name: Coal River E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works. this week Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the sub-division the derailment occurred on. He even grew up in the area lol 

 Name: no mo E-mail: no mo . com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 April 2015 where is Todd Novac working???? 

 Name: Rail rider E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 April 2015 My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees hate this company with a passion. Managers are fallen over each other, and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in debt because you will lose as well..... 

 Name: Attention new hires E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the circus but don't hire on.... 

 Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times.... 

 Name: crew caller E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Crew Management has become its own hell! Working there for the last 17 years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we have allowed to happen. Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass union for all would help everyone. Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide? Thanks in advance 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 March 2015 9 out of 10 CSX managers are dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily .... 

 Name: FTW E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 March 2015 If you get ran off can you every come back? what the average time..... 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 March 2015 Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits. These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their head from their ass.. !!!!!! T/E management is one big joke. Many managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough Indians .. These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those losers and doing NOTHING about it. As a share holder I'm very unhappy with the performance of upper management with the lower level management. 

 Name: New Hire that Declined E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 08 March 2015 This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative effect I believe... I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was not. Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other options after I learned more. No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling. The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy that both employees and management are to blame for. Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting CSX. What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions, moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness. The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty about what they look forward to most in their CSX career... Retirement. And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the money and can't wait for the ride to end. Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job. However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction even though they are putting on their happy face through the process... well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments. They alone did not break the camels back. watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the transformation in demeanor is striking. this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling practices. Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in transportation it is downright dangerous. All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no 100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7. It is unsafe and everyone knows it It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the company from employees/unions to management to the top brass. The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call. Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay and half the current hours when on call would be a start. If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12 hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy buggers 24 hours a day. You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the root cause of why your industry does not. You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up so bad? Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that simply confirm all this. When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be solved by following the money. It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance to work here. How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself because of these problems? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad We know your the man (42 yearson the rr) 4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives, 1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats. You don't have to put your resume on here. Just who are you trying to convince? Me or yourself. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2015 Less than 1 year Don't pick on that old man. He's doing the best he can. You might be the closest thing he has to a best friend. Go easy brother. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post. Sale some of those photos and buy your own. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins. cos. right now, -- and start getting professional help ASAP. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend. I bet you never worked out here. I believe your one of those formers taking our pictures. You better get out there with your camera here come q025. 30yrs of taking photos 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad You're a company suck. You need to retire like the rest of your kind. Too old and too foolish to question anything. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS. ONE IS NO BETTER THAN THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 February 2015 Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract? They should and could be. There is enough silly shit in there. Ingram sure had the bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here. Was the bid system not to control layoff? Is this not attendance issues? Anything can be placed in a contract. I believe most Union members want this addressed in contracts. The ble just happened to sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. This was no accident it just didn't work out that way. This was all carefully planned out. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 27 February 2015 Asleep at the wheel: 1. Stockholders 2. csx board of directors 3. upper level management 4. management 5. rail union members \ employees rail unions 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 February 2015 I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member. We couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't. That being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do as well. I expect representation. I expect the details of a contract to be defined and understood before it's signed. I expect not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner. I expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off. When he is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union. I expect my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy. I expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a union not in bed with the company. Correct me If I'm wrong but has the utu or ble addressed this on their websites. No they have not! Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change. Is it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this bullshit. I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the land. There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit. 

 Name: Bed buddies E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2015 BLE / UTU / CSX. Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on weekends, holidays,.. These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like they use to be. A bunch of cowards .. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2015 I have been reading posts and posting on CSX-Sucks for about 2-1/2 years now and have recently noticed a big increase in activity here. So is it any wonder that moles like the one that posted yesterday are also starting to pop up? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2015 Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again. New system notice released on attendance effective March 1st. We all know they're not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat. I wish that short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest of us. Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him. I'm not sure how the new utu lc will do or where he stands but the ble lc is a short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe. He handles claims like my insane granny. WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK. LET ME TELL THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK BIG COCK. I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX. uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE PAST. HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 25 February 2015 Talk about a good old American railroad coming in to crunch a recovering economy by taking over a 15% increase on costs in less than 30 days. They are pushing people into early retirement or risk being released early to make their share holders more money. They're making hand over fist and now they are plotting their pricing to resemble a expedited OTR service vs. the crappy, always late and always a problem service they provide. They're now going to cripple our economy by making shippers have to pay more for their service which ultimately will be passed on to the consumers. Way to go CSX.... starting to smell like Wal-Mart! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 February 2015 I see a few post from the kid's that are on leave from their xbox. My comment is centered on CSX as a Corp. I see the concern's for rest days and time off, and that point seems to only apply to T/E. The only short checks are T/E, the long hours are only T/E. The horrible managers are every manager. If just one of T/E was moved to an air conditioned office with a company car, and an expense account, the stress would kill them. The trades have for years been at odds with managers, preaching never go there, pay's less and they are suck asses. So far from the truth. New TM'S are educated, inexperienced, and in need of acceptance. I suggest ya meet them, greet them, and accept them. They will remember you down the road. One more point that need's to be made is about the dummies that are running this company. Just hope they can stay dumb enough to sell enough freight to make payroll, when many make over 70k per year, and most over 40k. Not to bad in my humble opinion. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 February 2015 Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it. 

 Name: Informer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 February 2015 You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need. Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going to listen and make the difference? No one.... CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes, just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood. Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right! So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that employee disgruntled? Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!! 

 Name: Retired SP Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees being the catalyst of the posters. But, for their information, many others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency. Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission, freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men, efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the encouragement of a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning, this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's West Colton Yard in southern California. An old head switchman walked up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him. The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me, but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident, things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles Division. Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor guy going through a divorce, a serious illness or another of life's traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now, take one of your company officers, overly concerned about him separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation, this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal Service. 

 Name: Rose lake E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 ROSELAKE.... Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX. He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a joint. The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually doing good. Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat in his office looking out the window. THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim... 1st They tell you they don't want to know.... 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it" 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them for a change! 

 Name: ROSELAKE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work. "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan" These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had plenty of time to get it out of his system. RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a break! MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out... ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE? 

 Name: Retired Loco Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 February 2015 I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS and Radical Islamic Terrorist problem to the CSX management. Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX. They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which ever worked best. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 No discipline for Following Dr's Orders! MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 READ THIS AND PASS IT ON! www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 February 2015 LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long, erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times. They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched the brakes. Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident. Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day. The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill. Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry, especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight. “Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes, the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since 1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the result of weary crews. “We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,” said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The risk is increasing again.” National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing 10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials. In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2 hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had five hours of sleep. Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for 24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10 million in damage. A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew members. After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a$500,000 settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and irregular work schedules. Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo. Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain, he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb. At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it. “I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done, someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview. “That someone was me.” Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents, though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown. The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem. In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue. A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while tired, extremely tired or exhausted. Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service. Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their sleep patterns. The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian rhythm produces maximum drowsiness. Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to being in a constant state of jet lag. “There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.” Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to six hours of rest is common, they say. Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month. “It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R. Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.” Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm. Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7 million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60 hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those working 40 hours. His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the association canceled the research. “They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are going to wipe out a town.” Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions. Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions. Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of Casey Jones.” Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company executives and train crew members. Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show. Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad worker retirements, twice as many as the year before. Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%. Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of engineers has been flat for years. Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year. “It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a dangerous situation.” Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires constant attention. Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed. “There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.” Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s, when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead. But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four and causing$4.4 million in damage. The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph. Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries. A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than six hours of rest the day before. Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change, Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m. En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window in an apparent attempt to stay awake. The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force, which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related efforts. Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available, crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads, after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty. Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more predictable. At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are available at several major hubs. Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003. The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that government regulation would create. “We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey, general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe. “We have come a tremendous way as an industry.” Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad workers from accidents are at record lows. Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point, but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the association’s senior vice president of safety and operations. Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working. Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force. The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people. Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had worked days on end without time off were partly to blame. Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck. Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents. In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas line in violation of the Railway Labor Act. The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off. “We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working 12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to work like that and be safe.” Union Pacific declined to discuss the case. The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year across its vast network. The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte, Neb. “Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight solutions.” Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly. Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of corporate and labor opposition. Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act. Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s “10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990. George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem “was one of my biggest frustrations.” “I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a huge safety issue.” 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 February 2015 Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass. When ever I get 20 points I'm gonna just happen to get hurt at work. Then sue their asses. Does anyone know a good lawyer? $100.00 a month in Union dues and this is the shit we get. I wish we had half a damn Union. Anyone thinking of coming out here think again. You would be better off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 February 2015 To the other, other non-employee, for N/A: You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry. Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already occurred.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 February 2015 Other, non-employee, for N/A: No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control. Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2015 I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it accurate? "Just follow the money. The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough for the 25% of employees who do make it. It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security. A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2015 I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having to do this for any length of time... I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate my commitment to safety. no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my hands in my pockets for safety and then... after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad things like death happen. But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be safe. good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that what I am doing could be extremely unsafe. But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That could never happen they are to smart for that.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 10 February 2015 Other, non-employee, for N/A: You seem to only partially grasp the situation at hand. Railroad management would oppose the change to an on-call policy because it would require them to hire more employees, and that would decrease profits. You are right about the quality of life improving for T&E employees as well as there being an improvement in safety, but railroad management could care less about the quality of life for their employees or having a safer operation. Corporate managers are generally just greedy bastards that are only interested in feathering their own nests by increasing corporate profits at any cost. The FRA website only gives lip-service to safety, and doesn't cost them or the railroads a dime. Just like the tired-assed Operation Lifesaver that is run by volunteers. The recommendation for coffee and naps while on duty is extremely laughable. In who's dreams would trainmasters stop trains and supply crews with hot coffee? The only time those assholes stop trains is when they are trying to fire the crews. And in who's dreams would crews be allowed to sit in a siding to take a nap? Your comment that crews are too afraid to do anything but moan anonymously on the Internet is an uninformed statement. It is the Federal Railroad Administration that is supposed to be keeping the railroad workplace safe for employees and the general public. And the only thing that will tear down the close and friendly relationship that FRA has with railroad management is the U.S. Congress. But they too are nothing but whores for corporations and the wealthy. So if working people keep voting against their own best interests by voting Republican, the plight of American workers will continue to get worse. I just wonder how many UTU and BLE members vote for Republicans when the heads of their unions tell them not to? It doesn't take a lot of common sense to realize that voting Republican is a poor choice for union members, especially with all of the Republican governors that are pushing anti-union laws such as "right to work." So whoever the poster is that I am now addressing, he or she did get a lot right. But I felt the need to challenge a few statements and set the record straight for my friends that are members of the UTU and BLE.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 February 2015 Retired FRA Inspector that is quite an unfortunate state of affairs indeed. The tragedy of this is quite large if you consider that train crews have ended up being asleep and then dead along with anyone that was in their path and then posthumously blamed for their own demise. http://railroadersleep.org/ This FRA website gives tips from old hands who relate stories of their near death experiences from habitual chronic sleep deprivation. They recommend coffee and naps at work and say it is hard to get any sleep anywhere but at work when on call 24/7/365. How many hard working dedicated crew members have been killed trying to conform to this system when faced with the option of continue working a job they worked so hard to advance in for so many years under dangerously fatigued conditions or be terminated for calling out and lose a retirement plan that is exclusive to railroads. When entire crews are found asleep in an accident the mere fact that this can happen at all suggests it is a systematic problem. It seems everyone knows this including the unions, the railroads and the crews themselves and beyond the crews at risk of termination and death but too afraid to do anything about it beyond moan anonymously on the internet they would rather die than lose their jobs and retirement it seems. So everyone is rolling the dice and hoping they don't come up snake eyes because its how it is done on the railroad and no ones gonna change that? I would suspect the quality of life, the increased profits, the improved safety records that would result from a 16/7/365 change to on call policy and giving crews even just 8 hours of scheduled rest in every 24hour period regardless of their last shift would be fought tooth and nail for all the wrong reasons. Human Biology is not going to change any time soon either unfortunately.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 08 February 2015 To Other, non-employee, for N/A, FRA needs to address this unethical and dangerous practice of calling T&E employees for duty at unpredictable times. It's not as though FRA isn't aware of this practice, because I'm sure they have received numerous complaints. The problem is that FRA is in the pockets of railroad management. I witnessed this firsthand before I retired as an inspector. In fact that is exactly why I retired. Unless FRA is forced by Congress to regulate crew calling practices, they will do nothing. And with the current Republican majority in both Houses, railroads will push their unethical and dangerous practices to the limit. Unfortunately it will take a tragedy of high magnitude to change things now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 February 2015 I guess the real question I have is why has there never been an on call 16/7 365 policy put in effect?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 February 2015 I have a question about extra board work practices... from what I have learned when you are working a shift of 12 hours you at least get 10 hours off and can use that time to go directly to sleep and be rested for anything they can throw at you after that 10 hours... is there any way of getting a chance for 8 hours of sleep when you are on call and have not worked a shift but have been awake and expecting to be called but never called? is there any advanced warning system that will give you time to rest when on call 24/7 365 days a year? or does CSX expect you to be frozen in a cryogenic tube and thawed when they need you then refrozen till called again? this has less to do with wanting to take time off for personal reasons and more to do with understanding if CSX and the railroads in general have a basic disregard for human biology and the effects of sleep deprivation on performance and safety. are the railroad unions so inept and powerless that in 200 years of operation there has not been a system setup to guarantee that train crews actually have alotted time to rest that is required by the biology of the human body?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 February 2015 The listed below post is some piss poor advice. The cert is issued by the carrier not the FRA. Telling a company trainer what their job is might just get you a bunch of LEARNING. This poster must have been outdone a little on the sim by others, so what who cares. Trying to tell the reason why is a problem, and now he wants to confront others,,, wow way out of line. Guaranteed fat NOSE. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2015 Engineer students Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap. TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ! They know that you are not supposed to run a train without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed experience to run a train properly So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you didn't break the law and run. They only want the numbers to make the averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!   Name: Funny E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2015 CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains, they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work. That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 January 2015 One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work. IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE. CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING US. WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY. CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?   Name: bull E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2015 Engineer students Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap. TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ! They know that you are not supposed to run a train without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed experience to run a train properly So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you didn't break the law and run. They only want the numbers to make the averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2015 Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's Absenteeism Policy, which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two violations result in counseling letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline. Possible discipline for a Step 3 violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the Manager of Manpower and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling disciplinary issues related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the Absenteeism Policy, she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at and creates an incident form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy are removed from an employee's record after three years. The three years doesn't change with caps.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 January 2015 CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville January 28, 2015 CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville, according to a company spokeswoman. The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie Cost said. “This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,” she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a difficult decision.” lollololololololololololololool   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 January 2015 NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to entrap crew, here is a quick review When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS REFUSAL TO WORK. YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT. ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR. IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION FOR YOUR POOLS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE. ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT. CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST! WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS. FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS ONE!   Name: d E-mail: complaint@aol.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 January 2015 Great website. Where is the petitions? I have been looking for information on FMCSA saying 18 hours awake is like driving drunk. It's on the mythbusters. FMCSA NCCDB COMPLANTS 888-DOT-SAFT •Passenger Carrier (Motorcoach/Bus/Van/RAIL-CREW TRANSIT) drivers. Don't let the FMCSA guy till you they don't take complaints. He might send your complaint to or State Highway pitrol OR transit. only 60 day after event are you allowed to complaint about force dispatching tired drivers. HOS force dispatched tired or sick. or no relief driver. http://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov/ OSHA or the NLRB. If you file with either of these two, make sure they agents don't mess up you affidavit. Don't take an affidavit on the spot nor let them with hold your evidence, or take a second affidavit. Don't let the investigator or agent talk you into withholding your evidence so they can spoon feed your employer, hence don't have to give the other side everything. NLRB wont let you have any data from your employer. osha has a somewhat open case. You can address you reprimands. but if you don't ask the agent wont tell you. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. NCSL DROWSY DRIVING. http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/summaries-of-current-drowsy-driving-laws.aspx Don't rely on labor board to help you. There must be two of you and they will likely discard you complaints. Where is the private contracted passenger motor carriers protection? IS A PRIVATE CONTRACTED CREW TRANSPORT DRIVER COVERED UNDER ANY OF THESE? FRSA/FRA, under contractors or subcontractors? NTSSA, NATIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM SECURITY ACT. STAA, SURFACE TRANSIT NHTS, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSIT Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Homeland Security, National Transportation Safety Board. PUT THE WORDS AUTHORITIES AND BOARD IN PLACE OF ACT WHEN SEARCH THE WEB. WHERE ARE THESE REGULATORS OR ENFORCERS? Federal, State, or local regulatory or law enforcement agency. WHAT ARE THE MOST LIKELY COURTS? SEARCH FOR CENTURY CODES, REGULATIONS, LAW, ACTS AND CODES. WHERE IS DRIVER FATIGUE PROTECTION WHEN FORCE DISPATCHED? YOU LOSE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN VENT ONLINE, OR AT AN INVESTIATOR OR AGENT. POST KINDLY. DONT USE NAMES OF PEOPLE OR BUSINESSES. USE TOPICS, AND SYNOMINS. LIKE EMPLOYER OR BOSS. KEEP TIME LINES. ALWAYS BE ANONYMOUS. DONT STOP TRYING TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. Drive safe, Anony Mous   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2015 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your children. If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.   Name: WTF????? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2015 go figure this..... NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF ALL DAYS...... READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 January 2015 BOB You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee gateway or in any bulletin. IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY. IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT. NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL LONGER THAN THAT! THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS IT WOULD CAUSE. WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS. ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS! WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM, THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2015 http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf Everyone need to read this and pass it on. BIG WIN for T&E employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 January 2015 January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2015 This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing, you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20 toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like right next to another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus, plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places, on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off, that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal, as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing, yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp, that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1 time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18 young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1 of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT.... And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2015 This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing, you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20 toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like right next to another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus, plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places, on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off, that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal, as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing, yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp, that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1 time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18 young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1 of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT.... And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.   Name: BIG JOKE E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 13 January 2015 INVESTORS The company is once again starting off 2015 just as expected. In the last 3 weeks they have managed to lose the location of trains or the identification of their contents. A crew went to get a train 5 days ago that was supposed to be a loaded train with 4 engines. The crew couldn't get a work order for the thing to begin with. The work order department didn't have a single bit of info on the train. They did however send a sheet of paper with 4 engine numbers on it. When the crew arrived at the trains location there were only 3 engines and the train was empty. You think this is a rare incident, THINK AGAIN! Now the question you should be asking yourself is, what are you going to do and what is your company going to be worth when they lose a key train with highly sensitive chemical cars that are listed as terrorist interest materials used for mass destruction. Better wake up and start taking a look at the internal departments and start investing in your personal savings account! HOW THE HELL DO YOU LOSE THE LOCATION OR THE CONTENTS OF A TRAIN. THIS ISNT YOUR CAR KEYS OR YOUR WALLET. BIG PROBLEM HERE!   Name: Lucky E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 January 2015 Love this site........   Name: Blank E-mail: Blank Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2015 Does anyone know if csx got the 300 voluntary buyouts? Will there be involuntary separations and if so when and what departments?   Name: alert E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2014 ALERT ALERT ALERT WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!   Name: kevin E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 December 2014 I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2014 Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick. YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell cocksucker!!!   Name: Facts E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2014 Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are 2 .. How bad that the employees hate them. 3.. How offen that they show they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation dumba$\$ for being you.. 

 Name: Facts E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2014 The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington division" goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. To achieve this award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of people and management skills. True idiots. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2014 You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone 

 Name: Paul Lopez E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 13 December 2014 WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see this site still up and running! I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its employees during the first years of its takeover. In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL. 

 Name: NOTICE E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 December 2014 For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS.... You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back side........ You must have a man crush on him...... F A G G O T S. 

 Name: sanatshelper E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 09 December 2014 LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS! With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay attention! For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a lesson EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6 axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is about making track speed. BULLSHIT! You know as well as anyone else if something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM. They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE POWER IS ISOLATED. So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES, BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up! Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the rule! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR...... 

 Name: pissed off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 December 2014 FRA and Union drops the ball Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to blow their bozo balloons up! Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him. What happened to this so called all important conductor certification that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the train. Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't want to get in trouble either! What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and help this guy do his job! FRA better get off their asses or someone is going to half to get another government agency involved! 

 Name: True story E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 06 December 2014 Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE RAILROAD. 1 --Ex-board ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2 --- harassment by new management ( No people skills) 3 --- Every time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ... 4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle. The divorce rate is very high on the R.R. You will lose it all...... It's a gamble....... Think about it new hires....... 

 Name: Notice E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2014 Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the planet. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 December 2014 Just sits there loud at night. No respect for the neighbor hood. No station. 

 Name: Always awake E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 November 2014 L&N If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS. EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT! Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are typing and how many times they take a break or walk away from their computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY WORLD! AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing surges and lunges while they are driving. Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from running full throttle at 8 the entire trip! Yeah, lack of sleep is the least of our worries! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2014 Look's like KYLE is on board at 12 year's of age! Gotta love the interest,, but maybe a little more time will bring him around. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2014 how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana and just dragging the trains into Garrett and passing off to the next crew ! with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train? doing the job according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one? at least three hours? how many crews still sitting there on rear units with the heat on? say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half? hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes ! 

 Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 November 2014 This note is for di,s and any block operators that are still out there, i know what you guys do and you have that attitude at times, yea like i dont care let that crew out law and rot there forever, yes you peeps do and do it too, cost of a taxie,ot and you dont care rats ass about it unless you are the ones sitting out in 10 buck 2 for 5 hrs or 16. you have yer 8 hr gig and go home to a nice dinner and you family and forget all about the men who are out in the field doing the REAL WORK, ITS sure not you guys sitting a comfy office, and then when we outlaw, its are fault, i am not the one who gave me a junk engine that could not haul the tonnage, its was you peeps who did that, the ones wo should have had the brains to say you can not move a 17 thousand train over the rr at even 30 mph with 3 old 1500 hp units, all you say is oh its level rr you can make it, yea like at 10 mph, when will you fuck heads wise up??"?? 

 Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 November 2014 wish a lot of you dudes would have known me, esp when ya got on the ground, he he i was a master re railing car and locos if it was not real bad and to you sig maintainers yea dam right i knew and still do know how to cherry pic those electric lock switches, ha ha done it many times. 

 Name: WARNING E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 25 November 2014 WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING.... THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE! ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE TERRITORY. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER! 

 Name: HA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2014 GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP.... IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO ISSUES. IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK.... THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT. THE SUCKS WHO BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 November 2014 Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio communications? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 November 2014 RETIRED. Oh by the way this guy was the past GC for the BLE. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 November 2014 RETIRED. Similar incident with speed and road crossings.I ASKED the Engineer to reduce speed and blow the crossings correctly. He said F--- you and we survived. I remember it so well, did nothing, never called the Conductor, never told the Conductor. As a brakeman alone with the Engineer every trip it was the smart thing to do, but not the right thing to do. He ran through crossing after crossing with no bell or whistle, and said the SOB's will not stop anyway! Name: RETIRED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2014 A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A PARADE ! MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED HE DID AS INSTRUCTED WHILE STILL ARGUING , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY! OH SCREW EM LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE HIT SOMEONE ! 

 Name: Attention E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 November 2014 OF THE BLET PROPOSAL .......... 

 Name: Attention E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 November 2014 You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13 part (A). If you are off longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your employment ... 

 Name: RETIRED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2014 A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A PARADE ! MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED HE DID AS INSTRUCTED WHILE STILL ARGUING , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY! OH SCREW EM LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE HIT SOMEONE ! 

 Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 November 2014 Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!! This website is called CSX SUCKS...... this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you can shove those accidents up your backside.. 

 Name: Sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 November 2014 Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This New policy was created by people that have nights and weekends off. They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets everything that they deserve. 

 Name: almost suckered E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2014 READ ALL ABOUT IT THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 November 2014 Retired FRA Yes you did, and you are doing much better, and I THANK YOU FOR THAT. GOOD JOB 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 October 2014 In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out... 

 Name: Retired FRA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 October 2014 To the unnamed poster: Seems I struck a nerve. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2014 CSX is always looking for new TM's simply because they need them. At times they come from the trades or from the street. Same as they do for Every employee. If for some reason you think a young collage grad is dumber than you. Might be true, but the odds are on against you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2014 Mr FRA You have no idea what an annual review for a CSX manager might be. You just keep on spouting ,,,What you think. JEEZ 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 October 2014 Last week got called for a train...died on line of road....sent back to home terminal...next day called for a train....happened to be the same one....again died on line of road.....went to away from home terminal....got back home a day later ....got called for work and low and behold it was the same on I died on 3 days ago...sat on it for seven hours ...finally a run to the yards....made it to the east end and died again with it still fouling the west end...must be the new normal for how tomorrow moves...lol...what a frickin joke.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 October 2014 Most new managers csx hires would not know how to pour piss out of a boot....let alone try to run a railroad..... 

 Name: Retired FRA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 19 October 2014 When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone, especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring, FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call practices are having a negative effect on safety. 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 October 2014 Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook. A puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO OTHER COMPANY WANTS. Just take a look and see.. So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on you.......... 

 Name: Pissed at CSX E-mail: lawyer09@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 October 2014 I am a long-time resident of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and older, well-established suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. Sadly, the CSX railroad tracks run diagonally through our nice little town--meaning that you'll be blocked their poorly-maintained trains not once, not twice, but a whopping three times. Evergreen Park, IL is in very close proximity to dozens of southwest side suburbs. In essence, you could say the suburbs in this area are wall-to-wall (to coin an old, cliche). More importantly, Evergreen Park, IL is home to a major hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital. And our neighbor to the west, Oak Lawn, is home to another--even larger--hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center. Both hospitals take all the emergency calls from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments within about a five to seven mile radius. Additionally, Advocate Christ Medical Center is a trauma center for all the gunshot victims on the south and southwest sides of Chicago (if you've ever toured these neighborhoods, you'll instantly see that it is rife with the lifestyle that creates dozens-and-dozens of gunshot victims). Well, back to the original storyline: CSX Railroad. Without exception, our quaint little town, Evergreen Park, IL, is held hostage on a daily basis due the the utter incompetency of this pathetically outdated railroad company. For whatever reason, CSX Railroad has decided that the train tracks that run diagonally through Evergreen Park should be its personal parking lot. Conservatively speaking, I'd say that CSX railroad blocks traffic in Evergreen Park, IL approximately 30 times monthly. Remember, folks: I stated CONSERVATIVELY. And when this poor excuse for a railroad decides to block traffic, the blockage oftentimes lasts for ONE HOUR OR LONGER. Not only does this create mayhem and chaos in the center of town, it blocks emergency vehicles from 14-15 suburbs from reaching their intended destinations: Little Company of Mary Hospital; and Advocate Christ Medical Center. As I sit stalled in traffic due to the utter incompetence of CSX railroad, staring at a Chicago Fire Department ambulance doing the same, I can only wonder how many people have died inside ambulances due to being held captive by the boobs who operate CSX. Complaints to the Evergreen Police Department, to the Evergreen Park Trustees, and the Mayor seem to fall upon deaf ears. Yeah...they promise to resolve the problem, but rarely--if ever--fail to address the root cause--a 1920s style railroad trying to operate in the 21st century. To give the citizen of Evergreen Park some "sense" of action, the village posts nonsense verbiage on the Village Hall electronic billboard, asking frustrated citizens to call CSX Railroad...as if that is going to do any good. For myself, at least, I'm moving the h____l out of Evergreen Park, and CSX railroad is the final nail in the coffin that perpetuated my move. But for the elderly citizens of Evergreen Park--of which there are many--they will be forced to suffer the ignominy of having to deal with captivity, loud air horns, and the outright ignorance of the CSX Railroad management. 

 Name: USE YOUR HEAD! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 October 2014 getting a banner test? stop way back as far back as possible ! then call dispatcher you have unidentified trespasser! make em walk to you ! once you stop they cant make you come to them ! have your doors locked and makem show identity cards they could be imposters ! 

 Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2014 It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract time... LOL. PUNK's 

 Name: help us!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 04 October 2014 HOPE MARTINS WHAT ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????O OK ATOM/WEBMASTER....YOU JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS ONE. I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM SERIOUS TOPICS THAT MAKE UPPER MANAGEMENT START SQUIRMING IN THEIR SEATS BUT THIS? IS THIS FOR REAL? CAN YOU TELL US IF THIS IS COMING FROM JACKSONVILLE? THIS ISNT ANOTHER HIDDEN PERSONALITY OF PINES IS IT? 

 Name: engineer only trains on bnsf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 October 2014 read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed. remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property basis 

 Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2014 Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash ... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you.. 

 Name: new rules E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2014 new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the employee. 

 Name: Cods wallop E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2014 The overriding problem at CSX is a lack of institutional memory in all levels. They front level management knows they have crossed the line into darkness, and for the most part, we don't want their sorry asses back working with us. So they're in the position of having to impress their equally incompetent superiors with their enthusiasm and ass kissing. Higher than that, the equally moronic directors and such, who couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel, can't recognize policies and procedures that fail over and over. Most recently, they are once again insisting that every shove move in the yards be protected, even if you know the track can hold the cars, and the current rules seem to permit it. We're getting many 100 car tanker trains for inspection, and they're bad-ordering 5-6 cars a train. I guess their intent to to call an extra yard job, with people they don't have, to switch these cars out. We had 3 trains delayed 1-2 hours because CMC was too busy to get them called. And that's what CMC told the train master. Lol. Sterile cab is a good idea, but as per normal, CSX will screw up the application. If Munoz thinks it's a good time to bail, I'm going to be dumping a chunk out of my 401k. I was surprised that he had that much in stock awards vested, but with this board of unconscious zombies, they probably wrote him an exemption. Sort of like when they changed their own stock awards to a fixed dollar amount from a fixed number of shares, conveniently before "deciding" to split the stock. Then conducted a stick-up on the engineer!s stock award. The mafia has nothing on these guys. 

 Name: new rules oct 1st E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 September 2014 new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is securely and properly lined for movement. 

 Name: fatigue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2014 FRA... WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... RIGHT NOW IT IS 21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30 TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40 pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS. THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE. THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED! HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL HOME! 

 Name: Ret. Eng and Manager E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2014 Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with problems.  In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher levels, they are still in the 1800’s, when it comes to their treatment of their employees.  In just a few short years, equipment has evolved in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law Departments have much more control and influence they ever before, right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher positions with more authority, things will change for the better.  The entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be scrapped and replaced with a more competent style. Now, no one is saying ALL managers are bad, no, not at all. But, When it comes to business practices, the railroads need to do much better. Upper management seems to have never figured out, with the new short operating crews, new equipment, constant rule changes, their train crews need to be much more productive then in the past. With ANY company, a happy employee is a productive employee. Good morale is a must or at least a plus. Just take a close look at other industries around the world and glean what works best. 

 Name: alert!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2014 HEADS UP!!!! Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they cant get any bogus write ups on us. Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than 250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them. SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250 FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250 FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY 5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY. FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU! A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2014 50 ft or one car length safety stop. I find this interesting enough to comment. With no radio the engineer would stop as per the rule when the trainman was not in sight. They very seldom did, and those that did were ass's simply because at times ( if you know where you are) it just happens, and they reappear when the sight line is correct. At times the speed was so fast that the trainman could not get off to signal the engineer to slow down, now that was not very often. Most of the time walking was easier than holding on. So now we have the 50 ft rule. Simply and over reaction, to a simple problem. Stop before making CONTACT. I can tell ya why they are going to measure the distance today. Folks are trying to get real close, (as would I), and it is an obvious rule violation. Now the bad part is----when I say stop, or the engineer hears stop--- how far is that? I have seen real quick stops and others that take a lot more room, some engineers have a feel for the stop signal coming, and others are not as aware. JMTCW 

 Name: UP Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 September 2014 Posted by Fed UP Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in testing procedures. " measuring tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me >>>>>>>>>> Trust me, this is all about justifying their Jobs. It is a direct reflection of the Division Mangaer/Supt. If he is on the Trainmastes ass, then it runs down hill. CSX needs to adopt a better system of discipline. Even The Union Pacific is more employee friendly than CSX. You need to remember, CSX is attempting to run their railroad like the military. That is still 1800’s management thinking. But, that’s where their heads are. If I were a CSX operating employee, I would go to work with a big lunch, figure each trip is going to be 12 hours plus and give them 100% rule compliance. If they want a 50 foot safety stop, give them 75 feet. The best way to get rid of a bad rule is, comply with it 100%. I have been told, some Trainmasters instruct conductors to show ALL work be done, when it’s not, so as to receive their bonos checks. That’s something that should stopped. 

 Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2014 This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus.... CSX SUCKS BIG ONES 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 September 2014 Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in testing procedures. " measuring tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 September 2014 Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures coming out. This company and lost they're freakin mind... Here is one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet ( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of many .... 

 Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2014 CMC MANAGER WE suggest you get out of your seat and office and start paying more attention to your crew dispatchers. One of your callers on second shift put two, not one, but two employees on hold for 45 minutes. These employees had vital information that could have filled a vacancy that would have moved a train 45 minutes earlier from its terminal. One of these employees had been called earlier to be asked to work other vacancies and when contacted told the caller that they didn't want to work anything but their pool they were assigned to. According to the employee the caller had a bad attitude and hung up on them. When it came time to run the rosters for a vacancy of his pool, they called his house for exactly 3 seconds. They made no attempt to leave a message or contact this employee even though he had made it clear he would work that pool. Several of us listened to the recording of the 3 second call and we all know what happened is true. In the meantime the second employee who was on hold knew the other employee was trying to get through and was trying to help get the job filled. After being on 2 telephones at once for 45 minutes as well this employee got ahold of a supervisor at the yard and told them what was going on. He was told how long both employees had been on hold and if he wanted to get his train out of the yard on time he better get ahold of a manager and tell the caller to answer the phone. This supervisor did make contact with someone in crew management and they instructed them to put the volunteer on the job and get the train ordered. Did they do as instructed? NO! Did they take the volunteers call? NO! At this time there was absolutely no one available to work the train because of severe manpower shortage. There was even a notation put in the mainframe on lineups that it was the end of all decisions to fill the job after trying to fill it for 30 minutes. This wouldn't have been a problem if they had just bothered to answer the phone. The phone calls have been saved and proof of all times the employees were on hold has been viewed by a supervisor. We know the callers have caller ID. I would hate to think they deliberately refused to answer the volunteers call because he wouldn't accommodate them earlier and refused to work the other jobs they called him for. We are not sure why they refused to answer the other employees call. Maybe because they knew they were the other employee who would also be on the job and thought maybe they might tell them the other employee wanted to work and they couldn't refuse him because there was no one else? The only reason the job got filled right after the yard supervisor made his call is because an employee called in to mark up from being off and asked the caller how long it would be before he was called and they told him right away if he wanted to take the vacancy. If that employee hadnt called right at that moment who knows what would have happened. Who knows how much longer the train would have been delayed just because they refused to answer the phone! Mr. crew manager, if you think for one moment that your callers are not rude or they don't play games then think again. If you think they don't show favorites, think again! If you don't think there is a pattern of who gets PB days while others can never get any think again! Pretty soon the straw that broke the camels back just might be hanging on yours if you don't start paying more attention to your subordinates! 45 minutes on hold! ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHEN YOU GET HOME I WANT YOU TO SIT IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND HOLD A PHONE TO YOUR EAR FOR 45 MINUTES. YOU THINK THAT DOESNT SOUND VERY LONG! JUST SIT IN YOUR CHAIR WITH 2 PHONES TO YOUR EARS FOR 45 MINUTES AND SEE JUST HOW LONG IT IS. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND DEFINATELY POOR BUSINESS PRACTICES! IF THERE WASNT A FIRE IN THE BUILDING OR A TORNADO OR HURRICANE EVACUATION THEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PHONES NOT TO BE ANSWERED FOR 45 MINUTES! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 September 2014 thank god the members of the SMART union proved they we're smart even if their leaders aren't. they voted the engineer only agreement down. congratulations. 

 Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2014 Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations ? Positive or negative ?? Thanks..... CSX TRULY SUCKS....... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2014 Jacob's mom grounded him from Facebook. 

 Name: jacob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A Posted: 28 August 2014 you guys are a bunch of jelous babies and CSX does not suck. The computer THAT THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS WEBSITE WAS ON A CSX TRAIN!!! what other rail road do you li