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: 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 like? besides its not CSXs fauld, its the engineers! so stop winnig out of your moms basement a get a life!   Name: health alert E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 26 August 2014 HEALTH ALERT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE. WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON PLASTIC BAGS. RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 August 2014 To Sp Engineer, Please remember------ for many years there was nothing. then came the toilet on the locomotive. The early cab units had them in the rear beside the rear door. They worked as long as the water tank was filled, same as passenger coaches, however they were never serviced, and you can imagine the result of that. When they were outlawed by the environment community the NS could have retrofit and installed holding tanks, or buy new. They did neither, and now you have the folding stool. For a while they were thrown everywhere which resulted in numbering each one. Yes they were signed for and assigned to every T&E. Now you know the rest of the story.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 August 2014 To Sp Engineer, Please remember------ for many years there was nothing. then came the toilet on the locomotive. The early cab units had them in the rear beside the rear door. They worked as long as the water tank was filled, same as passenger coaches, however they were never serviced, and you can imagine the result of that. When they were outlawed by the environment community the NS could have retrofit and installed holding tanks, or buy new. They did neither, and now you have the folding stool. For a while they were thrown everywhere which resulted in numbering each one. Yes they were signed for and assigned to every T&E. Now you know the rest of the story.   Name: SP-Eng.- E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 August 2014 I was told that CSX hired many of the former NS management people. Is this just a rumor? If it is in fact true, it’s no wonder there are so many labor problems. Back in the 1980’s NS had to be forced to buy toilets for their locomotives. At that time, they gave the train crews a bag to crap in, then toss it out the window. It got so bad that local farmers, and others, were bitching so much, NS was forced to buy toilets.   Name: concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2014 https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj. Pass it on   Name: Jacksonville E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2014 Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow ..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2014 Yellow Signal means,,,, shut up. Engineer's understand this, New Conductors and others may not. The FAA has had this for years for good reason. I have seen Engineers stare at the speed, spit on their gloves, turn the light on, then off, move around in the seat, and make a set. It comes with time and is critical. Many of us have relied on the correct decision at the right time, and many folks are alive today, based on THAT. Many of you ride the left seat, and some the right. world of Difference.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2014 yes its the new sterile cab directive starting september 1. under the guise of eliminating distractions and justifying the jobs of the operating rules department crew members must be extra vigilant now under the conditions outlined in the bulletin. of course we we're vigilant before without being told due to wanting our paychecks, benefits and pensions. i wonder if avoiding distractions will eventually lead to the carriers saying the second crew member is the distraction. just ask the bnsf utu general committee who may vote to eliminate their jobs that question.   Name: SP-Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 August 2014 Have any or all of you in the CSX Operating Dept. received the new “Yellow Gag Order?” Something to do with, after going by a yellow signal, there is to be no conversation in the cab. Maybe some here can elaborte more on it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2014 Is it ok for me to say "working here sucks and what will these dumb fucks think of next" while operating in a "STERILE CAB""! HOLY SHIT!!!!!   Name: mad shitter E-mail: Todd novak .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 August 2014 Collinwood ass hole Todd Novak shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14   Name: Fed-up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2014 You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL. .... IDIOTS !!!!!!!!   Name: CONCERNED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2014 IMPORTANT!!! HAS ANYONE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS USING THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL ON THEIR RADIO TO CONTACT THE DISPATCHER AFTER THEIR TRAIN HAS GONE INTO EMERGENCY????? SEEMS THAT SEVERAL ENGINEERS HAVE TRIED AND IT DID NOT WORK. THEY FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR DIVISION TIMETABLE AND IT STILL DIDNT WORK. DISPATCHERS CANT ACKNOWLEDGE IT. THESE ENGINEERS HAD TO USE THE REGULAR TONE TO GET AHOLD OF THEIR DISPATCHERS. ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY THIS PROCEDURE WAS SET FORTH BY THE FRA AFTER SEVERAL TRAGIC DERAILMENTS AND IF YOU DO NOT USE IT YOU WILL BE DECERTIFIED. IF YOU HAVE HAD PROBLEMS DID YOUR SUPERVISORS INFORM THE FRA? HAS THE FCC BEEN NOTIFIED? IF SO, WHAT COURSE OF ACTION DID YOUR SUPERVISOR TELL YOU TO TAKE? THIS QUESTION WAS ACKED OF SEVERAL UNION REPS AND THEIR ANSWER WAS TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE WAS CHARGED AND TAKEN TO INVESTIGATION. THAT IS AN UNACCEPTABLE ANSWER!!!!!! IF ANYONE WAS INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE THAN THE ONE LISTED IN THEIR TIMETABLE PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 July 2014 This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the river! His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers mouths. Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good deal in the end. Have you noticed that since letting them bring in remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man jobs? Good deal ??? Say what you want about the BLET. If this gets passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is willing to just hand it all over? If I were a conductor and concerned about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU. http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 July 2014 If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007 article 2. It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here or any other railroad forum.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2014 The UTU/SMART union sells out the membership once again! http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/17/5978214/bnsf-union-reach-agreement-on.html   Name: donate E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2014 POSTERS Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every year.... cant do it all!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2014 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 June 2014 I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?---- -------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT IS THE NSTB? just asking   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2014 IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED? WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR REST ? ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS ! ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS? DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS? IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE ! ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY I CHALLENGED SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN BY ! I CHALLENGED ! 30 FT RULE THEN, CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ? WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER TO LAY BACK ! PICK YOUR BATTLES! ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT? THINK THINK THINK WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S YOUR IN CHARGE NOT THE DRIVER! KEEP SAFE ! BE SAFE ! TTFN   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2014 CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 June 2014 The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington Division. Please come and check out these two morons.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 June 2014 I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Dumbest Company Officers: 1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut The 3 in his name is his IQ 2) Robert Frulla: same as above only add arrogant and has a ego the size of his fat head and is a legend in his own mind   Name: Crying E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Our N.S management has destroyed this company..   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2014 CSX MANAGEMENT Is a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of THE END OF CSX..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2014 June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!! Some things will NEVER change!   Name: Crazy Railroader E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2014 Beat you Not "Up"   Name: Crazy RAILROADER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2014 Attention "APE" I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk. Period !!!!!!!!!   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 May 2014 Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him..... Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2014 Tired: First of all, I was a motive power and equipment inspector at FRA and did not deal with hours of service issues. And secondly, I believe that FRA is so deep in the pockets of railroad management that they no longer care about the health and welfare of employees. When I went to work at FRA back in 1978, the railroad labor organizations had a great deal of clout with that agency. But when Reagan took office that started changing. Eight years of Reagan and four years of G.H.W. Bush certainly had its toll on labor's voice in government. Things improved slightly during the Clinton years, but the next Bush undid all of that. When Obama took office and appointed Joseph C. Szabo as FRA Administrator, I expected the pendulum to swing back the other way, but unfortunately it didn't. Szabo was a huge disappointment. Especially since he had previously been a railroad labor union official. I certainly hope that things get better for the folks that work for CSX. But unless the labor unions in our country get strong again, it won't happen. And labor unions will not get strong again unless workers stop voting for the politicians (mostly Republican) that try to destroy unions, and quit buying automobiles and other items that are not union made. And things won't change at CSX until upper management changes. That is what changed NS, and I hear that they have become a much better railroad to work for because of it.   Name: TIRED E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 May 2014 Retired FRA HELP!!! The crews on the Great Lakes Division are getting pushed to the breaking point and becoming mentally stressed out and possibly stressed to the point of being dangerous. They are so short on man power and trains are backing up and dogging so bad that CMC is violating our agreements to the point of madness. The phones are ringing off the walls all hours of the night for everyone and they are calling people constantly for jobs they are or never ever were qualified on even though they have been told to quit calling them because they are not qualified. One caller ever called a person 5 times in one night for the same territory they were told the past 4 calls earlier that they couldn't take and stop calling them for it but they did it anyway. This constitutes pure harassment and I think the fra hours of service rep should be getting involved in this. Comments were supposedly made by upper CMC that its not their problem and it the crews responsibility to be rested. LITTLE HARD TO DO WHEN THEY CALL YOU ALL STINKING NIGHT AND KEEP WAKING YOU UP! Question.... during one of the many agreement violations that are occurring a cmc manager supposedly stated they could force people up from the bottom spot on the pools to cover all the other spots that were empty because the other people took the phone calls and were working on other jobs(not their assignments) and they could do this because they were declaring it a state of emergency. We had an FRA man tell us in the past that the rr could not declare backed up freight a state of emergency unless leaving the trains would couse serious harm or possible injury to crews or the public. he also said that they had certain commodities that were declared by the US DOT as must move freight. I believe he said it was coal, oil, petroleum fuels, nuclear waste and mail. Is this correct? We are all wondering what really constitutes calling a state of emergency. Its not our fault they cant keep people and now they don't have enough people to run the trains. Our mental health shouldn't be put in jeopardy because of poor planning and a high turn over rate!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 May 2014 Insider, Yep you are correct. I was not that good, nore did I last more than a few years. And your point IS!   Name: Insider E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 May 2014 I hear that Goofy Goober was a total failure at railroading and only lasted a short time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 May 2014 Looks like we have the 2 remaing fools. The FRA inspector General, and The new way to pay up! the new NON union that want's your money. WOW what happened to the L&N dispatcher. Guess he went back to work. I have been on this site for many years, and the one thing that always comes home is simply, un met expectations! If ya want a wonderful life and a lot of money, go to school get a lot of degrees and free lance your skills to the highest bidder. If ya want to have fun, and work at the same time, get a RR job, and have a happy life with a reasonable retirement. GOOFY   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 13 May 2014 OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than 244,000 in back wages & damages. At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless railroad management. https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983   Name: Railroad Workers United E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2014 If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it.. but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We already have the structure.. it just needs new direction... Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us.. the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for 4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!! Thanks.. JP   Name: RWU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2014 RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have collectively banded together to defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted effort in recent years to demean and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited to:  Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad workers in the course of their daily duties;  A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”, both in number of workers disciplined and in the severity of the discipline meted out;  A record number of firings and terminations;  Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report injuries;  Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory agency for violations;  Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict workers from taking needed time off work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such a policy;  Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by endless denials of claims;  Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than fixing the underlying hazards. Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical health, make for a stressful, dangerous and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger union solidarity; and Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems on an individual basis diverts union resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive posture, eroding the power and effectiveness of the union; and Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire railroad workforce, it must be met with a concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints, whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from escalating this wholesale attack; Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns this arrogant and despicable attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity; and Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this universal attack by creative means; and Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to acknowledge the reality of this omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their membership to fight this scourge; and Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’ Dignity & Respect that will identify and address issues that demean and degrade workers. This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention April 3rd & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois Railroad Workers United Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! railroadworkersunited.org  info@railroadworkersunited.org (206) 984-3051  PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 April 2014 CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list some of the dumbest managers that you know..   Name: Big Brother E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 April 2014 Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras?   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2014 Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division. He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager ( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2014 BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for. I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us. Selling our claims for 1.?? On the day. Lovin life..   Name: Goob E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 March 2014 To anyone, Has anyone worked with the in-cab camera's or Trip-optimizer? Just curious.   Name: Lovin life E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 February 2014 Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2014 To Collinwood Mad Shitter: Why do you still post that garbage? That guy hasn't been around in years for anybody who doesn't know him. There are more important issues out here than peoples personal grudges. Get a life already!   Name: Lovin life E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2014 Thank you suckers. I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN AGAIN. Lol   Name: collinwood mad shitter E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2014 Todd Novac Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch . and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about you and your history Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 February 2014 WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2014 I couldn't agree with you more. The carrier has it worded as 2014 "negotiating the single system agreement." You know yourself that the SSA is a joke as it stands, and negotiating it again just means they want to take away as usual. BS!!!!   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2014 Guys we need to stick together. Contract time is upon us and we really need to think about what is best for our family's . My opinion is that we need to snap back to the national contract due to the amount of money that we are losing with this contract. This stupid company thinks that we are stupid by "given us" 100% of our bonus on the last year of our contract during negotiations. Pretty slick I must say. Please look at the facts and in courage our locals to "Snap Back to the national average" please do the math.. Thanks guys ....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2014 this site is a joke right? You all sound like whining children that are too pussy to actually say something to your superiors, but would rather bitch anonymously on a site that was designed in the late 80's. even judging by your very short responses its not hard to see why you've been laid off. here's a hint: you sound stupid as hell, maybe you were fired for being a dumbass and not because of any boss or manager. shocker right?   Name: Thanks for listening. E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2014 We could not agree more about needing more chiefs (ACDs) in the Great Lakes office. It is absolutely absurd the amount of work this one person has to do for the whole division. You have dispatchers calling trains, yards calling trains, chiefs calling trains. They can not keep up with re-crews, taxis, yards, engine problems which most of this gets dumped on the dispatchers. There is NO PLANNING on this division with the chiefs. All they do is put out fires. NO PLANNING AT ALL. They actually call people in and pay them special duty rate to help out. why? Why not just add more ACDs? We use to be the number one division years straight, until they cut the Columbus ACD, then the Willard ACD, then the Cleveland ACD and put it all on ONE person for 8 hours. To the crews out there, This is why we have problems on this division. I could type for hours about the problems we have in this office. But, I'll just leave it at that.   Name: Great Lakes Div E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 January 2014 Listen Jacksonville/Corporate The Great Lakes Division went from 4 Assistant Chief Dispatchers (16 people) down to ONE (4 people) THEY CAN NOT KEEP UP!!!! WE GET STUCK ON TRAINS WE GET STUCK IN HOTELS Even the dispatchers complain to us about the ACD not being able to keep up. FIX THIS!!!!   Name: Snotboggin' E-mail: yourname@jagoff.com Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 January 2014 I have not heard 1 positive comment about the new rule book yet. It's pitiful. As for the "Voice of the Victim" employee survey, geez was that funny. Even with the idiots stacking the deck with all their 8-hour job drones in Jackassville, and probably requiring every knee-padded manager to participate, their results were still a little beneath expectations. This outfit is a joke. Some were discussing stock value- and it's not as simple as comparing a current day price to evaluate. But I look at it this way. Before purchasing BNSF outright, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway had large positions in 3 of the North American Class 1's. CSX was not among them. Mr. Buffet recognizes bullshit when he sees it, and had not invested in CSX under Mr. Ward's "Land of Deception and Delusion" reign. "Things will be different after the revolution." "I'm not going to give them hell. I'm going to give them the truth, they'll just think it's hell."   Name: Snotboggin' E-mail: yourname@yahoo.com Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 January 2014 I don't usually post to all forums, but I would like to have some input from everyone. I received my new Operating Rules Book the other day. To say I was stunned would be a drastic understatement. What idiot thought hauling around this 5 pound boat anchor around was a great idea? Haven't found a bag big enough to tote it in. I have the largest TuffBag, and while I can wedge it in a side pocket, there's no room for anything else. How much did they spend on that stupid binder? And the moronic tabs? A decent index was all that was needed. Received the new timetable. Amazing. 2 years of bulletined changes, and I don't think any made it into the "new" timetable. The seem to only have changed items pertaining to their "new" simplified orb. Unfortunately, they didn't even manage to get that correct either. Whoever came up with this, everyone of the boobs in Jacksonville who signed off on it, should have to carry it in from their vehicle each day they come to work, and haul it with them everywhere but the restroom. I can't believe any person who actually worked in a craft gave any approval to the production of this. If they did, they should just curl up and, well, let bad things happen to them. Would anyone who has received this monstrosity please post a brief opinion of this CSX product? Thank you.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 January 2014 You guys are idiots... This web site is called CSX SUCKS not LBT SUCKS.. You idiots, we don't care how many people that lady dates... Focus on the company... Cry babies   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 December 2013 Merry Christmas T&E employees! Especially the employees who have been HARASSED, INTIMIDATED, and FIRED by this unethical outfit that calls themselves a railroad! CSX DOES SUCK!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 December 2013 Legal troubles... Its a growing trend these days when any company gets wind of one of their employees are in any kind of legal trouble to take action. In most cases its separation because the company is only concerned with their public image. As long as your story stays out of all media you might be able to go on undetected. If you are convicted and the company conducts a background check on you, you might have some questions to answer. I guess best case scenario is you make all of your court dates and serve you punishment with out disrupting your attendance record. If you start missing a lot of time im sure someone is going to start snooping. The worse case scenario is conviction comes with some time to serve and then how do you explain all that. Hopefully your lawyer works up a plea deal if it looks like your going down for the charge. One of my coworkers got arrested for domestic violence...was convicted... his sentence was for him and his wife to attend classes and pay a fine...no jail time. All his court dates were on days off and same with his classes. He lucked out.   Name: JP E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2013 Are you pissed at CSX.. Are you pissed at your Union.. You could do something about it and Join Railroad Workers United... Check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 December 2013 ACL Man here... Thank you guys for all of your advice. My surgery is scheduled for next week. I absolutely have to have it repaired got a second opinion and everything. I am trying to be objective through all this and I think I am going to wait to see how the company treats me before I take any other action. Their actions will dictate mine. I have some lawyers recommended by my union but will wait to call them until the company gives me reason to. Thanks again to all... wish me luck under the knife... and everyone have a great holiday season. Take care all. Be safe out there.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 December 2013 Mr ACl man, make sure you ask your Fela attorney which union he works for before you hire him...lol Stay away from Dr Tia Chung (orthopedics) in Montgomery Al, he is a yes man for you know who...lol By the way it sounds like you have a few union men giving you some advice...lol Ask yourself if there working for the union or csx or both.... Watch out for snakes csx is full of them......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 December 2013 Mr ACL Man: You can expect anything, I was off with a shoulder injury and csx went as far as having someone approach my mom and niece in a parking lot, I now know who they hired to do this...can you say payback...lol (Bucket list) They even got to my Attorney, he was a Union Attorney (TCU) but didn't tell me until it was over.... So you can expect anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they will get away with it to!!!!! Forget about the EEOC to, they found for me, but refused to help me, Does that tell you anything????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2013 Hello Gang!!! I was hurt at work (torn ACL). I require surgery. I just would like some advice from some Railroad Veterans... Is the company going to find a way to fire me? Should I be looking for CSX employees to be disguised as telephone workers to conduct surveillance on me, tap my phone, monitor my internet usage? I feel like I am in for a wild ride with this company. Any advice? Any I deal what I could look forward to for damages? Any insight would be great. Thanks.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 December 2013 {SEX at CSX}...lol I worked for csx for almost 13 years before I was set up, harassed, threaten and terminated I seen a trainmaster that is now with the FRA go after many women and get a few of them according to him....lol I seen a terminal trainmaster (female) with another woman setting in her lap kissing...LMAO The same woman that was setting in her lap was having sex with another trainmaster a year or so before that....lol But she was a switch hitter and when your a switch hitter or just gay and you are willing to do anything for csx, they will reward you.....lol Just like the newest clerk that is now in Jacksonville, she had been arrested for various things and caught stealing from csx, but there was nothing she wouldn't do for csx, now she's in Jacksonville where she belongs.... You guys in Montgomery know who she is....lol CSX does not terminated these kind of people, they move them from state to state or move them back to their old jobs, you know how it goes!!! From a Clerk to a trainmaster back to a clerk..... Or back to an Engineer, isn't that right Danny Boy........LMAO Sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut and don't do your union job (TCU) like you should, csx will move you from Birmingham to Jacksonville as well, no name needed here, everybody in Birmingham knows who you are ....lol I need to write a book.... Before I forget, I was told by a (TCU) union man in Jacksonville that all CSX had to do was make a request and he would remove any part of your agreement that they wanted to be removed, now for all of you people that believe your union in Jacksonville is ready to protect you...lol Get Real   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 December 2013 In reply to the Retired FRA inspector, the only way I could prove it, is if I could get the FBI to interview the people that was there, I have informed the EEOC, but they had already closed my case and refused to re-open it.... The EEOC did find for me, but would not help me in any way, so that tells me that csx has a lot of pull with the Government.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 December 2013 I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does anything about it... Let me tell you about my union man. He stood in the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man (Don) scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union (TCU) and told them ???? No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about these events, didn't they Jason!!!! I've always heard what goes around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust me it will"" For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of the people that work for them, most of them, but not all are former train masters, that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a former train master ask me every day if a switch was right and this same man now has a job with the FRA....lol You guys in Montgomery know who he is.... The same man that would stand in front of you with his fist clinched and try to tell you what to do and intimidate people....Wowwwwwwww   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 December 2013 I posted the truth about being harassed, set up and terminated and the truth about my TCU union man (Mat) finding out about it or hearing a man (Don) in the round house (Birmingham) screaming that he helped set me up, its under the Harassment section of this thing if anyone wants to read it.... One thing I can't understand is how the "EEOC" can find for me and not help me sue CSXT or help me in any way???? Does anyone know the answer to that?????   Name: E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 December 2013 I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in 20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let another employee get away continually with not coming in on time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which CSX fired me. SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.   Name: Company E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 November 2013 Happy Thanksgiving you piss ants. 365 days in a year and we can't shut down for the holidays. So grab that turkey leg and work boots and get to work.. Our bonus depends on you..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 November 2013 November 26, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: Asking E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2013 I forgot .. Please post names and location of managers that were hired in there home location.......thanks so much   Name: Asking E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2013 Serious question ... Does anybody know if anyone has been hired in there own territory as manager Within the last six years? This is very important..CSX SUCKS HARD!!!!!!! Thanks guys have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas.......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 November 2013 Goober: Good riddance asshole.   Name: Goober E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 November 2013 After many years on this site, and I have loved every minute. It is time to go. It has run it's course, and the real RR folks have left. I loved the debate with real RR people, and always respected this site. The real folks are now gone, and so am I. Goofy   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 November 2013 Ryan Barrs, radnor switchman/conductor, was caught doing gay porn. I saw it with my own eyes. Ryan barrs sucks dick, literally and figuratively.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 November 2013 It is the weekend and "they" are still assholes!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 November 2013 And "they" are still assholes today!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 November 2013 "They" are assholes!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 November 2013 they treat me bad   Name: CSX Board Member E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 November 2013 Our hearts go out to everyone that has been killed or injured as a result of our operations. And we would like to assure you that we are doing everything possible to make CSX the safest railroad on earth. In fact, our engineers are now working to improve the steering systems on all CSX locomotives. And we are also equipping our trains with the latest in brake technology. In addition, we currently have on order thousands of mattresses to apply to the fronts of our locomotives to absorb the shock when people walk or drive in front of our trains. So rest assured, our railroad truly places safety ahead of profit. And all of our stockholders are adamant about that. Your Partner in Safety, CSX   Name: Ticked off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 November 2013 BLET/UTU SUCKS .......... Not the unions that we once had..... BLET/UTU BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.... Period .... FACT.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2013 Name: Ticked off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2013 It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection. BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period. BLET/UTU SUCKS.------ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Drop out, be a NO bill, refuse to pay up. Go to a union meeting and meet with all 5 that show up and tell them, (I am no longer Paying) Go home and rest, because you are going to need it.   Name: Ticked off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2013 It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection. BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period. BLET/UTU SUCKS.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2013 The NTSB has begun an investigation into the two BART fatalities. There was an inward facing camera and audio recorder on the locomotive, which should help tremendously in the investigation. According to the striking union, the accident engineer hadn't operated a train for years. (Source: NBC Bay Area, October 20, 2013). I wonder if management was more interested in maintaining BART operation than assuring safety during the strike.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 October 2013 IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! BE FRIENDS WITH THE TRAIN MASTER BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN ! KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN! DON'T LISTEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS! HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX THERE'S NO BODY TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU ! YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ! OH YA ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS IN THE BACK ! JUST A FINAL THOUGHT FOLKS ALL RAILROADS HAVE YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB UNTIL YOU GET KILLED ON THE JOB ,GET FIRED, OR JUST PLAIN QUIT, HMMM GO ON DISABILITY? PAID MY DUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS DIDN'T LIKE IT ! BUT THE UNION SAVED MY JOB AGAINST PETTY CHARGES ! ALL TRUMPED UP! ON ONE OCCASION I DID SERVE TIME FOR A WRONG ACTION AND GLAD FULLY ACCEPTED DAYS OVERHEAD INSTEAD OF JUST BEING FIRED ! DO YOU WANT A JOB WHERE THEY CAN FIRE YOU AT WILL?.......BE CAREFUL AND USE DUE PROCESS IF YOUR UNION MAN WONT GO TO BAT FOR YOU GO THE NEXT STEP IN A TIMELY MANNER KEEP USING THE PROPER STEPS AND APPEAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN EVEN IF YOUR GUILTY! KEEP GOOD RECORDS ! WAS BLOWING OFF STEAM HERE NOT RAILROAD RELATED WORK SAFE ! BE SAFE ! DON'T CUT CORNERS!   Name: I heard that E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 October 2013 Step 1 Complain to the union leadership. If the problem is local to your union, union leaders may be able to help you by pressuring their members to shape up. However, keep in mind that union leaders work for your employees, not you. They will not take an action that is contrary to the broad interests of their members. They may be willing to help you deal with a rogue employee or union shop leader who is violating the law or threatening union interests. Step 2 Contact your state's Department of Labor Development or Department of Industrial Relations. Each state has an executive branch agency responsible for enforcing state labor laws and facilitating good relations between labor and business interests. Each state has different specific laws and procedures. Step 3 Complain to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws and has jurisdiction over union violations of the law as well as employer violations. They can help you with mediation services and even law enforcement resources, via the U.S. Department of Labor. To file a complaint, contact the regional NLRB office nearest you. File an NLRB Form 508 - Charge Against Labor Organization or its Agents.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 October 2013 Csx does suck.But think about this " We pay our unions to protect our rights as CSX employees and they have sold us out. Our angry should be channelled at the unions. The BLET/UTU SUCKS WORSE. By no means I'm I taking up for this sorry worthless outfit but it's true. Can we complain to the better business bureau on the blet/utu??? Something needs to be done fast. The new contracts are approaching!!!! BLET/UTU SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2013 same site more info on atom ! http://whois.domaintools.com/smasher.org   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2013 last post link bad use this one to see who owns this site ! http://whois.domaintools.com/csx-sucks.com   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2013 IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO OWNS THIS SITE ? USE THIS LINK ! http://www.whois.net/   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 October 2013 my own personal opinion,,--- loaded covered 100 ton jumbo hoppers are the most prone derailment rail cars ever invented, just look at what type of rail cars today are involved in derailments & loaded covered hoppers at the top of the list, bad design & they always overload those damm things, also the flanges on those type of cars wear real fast as to get sharp flanges which will pick switches& frogs, plus the rock & roll factor those cars have, they are just bad news all around, i fell safer with a ammo train than a loaded grain train, and dont worry, the next thing they will come up with is 200 ton jumbo hoppers.   Name: Loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 September 2013 I hate CSX.. Keep hiring those management BOYS to supervise MAN. Lol.. Sorriest company that I have ever seen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2013 Hello All, I currently work for CP as a conductor. I am trying to relocate to NY and have found openings for conductors. After reading this site should I be concerned? CP is running the same way as the descriptions that I'm reading here and I'm not sure i can handle another 20 years of it! Does anyone know about Selkirk division? Where/how it runs? Should I just say screw it and look elsewhere? Thanks in advance 2 1/2 years conductor, 1 year yard clerk, 10 years service center clerk   Name: ????? E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2013 Does anyone know for sure that atom smasher still owns this site. Could it have been acquired by someone at csx? How do you find out if it wasn't taken over by them when it was down and up for renewal?   Name: KandyDancer E-mail: Kg4cnc@yahoo.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 August 2013 Worked for CSX ( C+O ) in the track gangs 10 yrs-----OH ..KY..WV . Transfe Ed to the signal dept for 12 yrs then CSX , .. VA..NC..SC..GA..AL..FL .   Name: Legal Eagle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 August 2013 RE; Retired FRA Safety Inspector: Regarding the tragic fatal (3) head on collision at Goodwell, OK last year. The NTSB reported disqualifiable deficiencies from a crew member and yet the employee was allowed to perform service and the end result was disastrous. Who's to blame and is that criminal negligence by allowing the crew member a special wavier? http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/goodwell ok board/Goodwell synopsis.pdf   Name: Dr. X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A Posted: 12 August 2013 Diagnosis: the crap is still flowing freely out the mouths of RRJackAss and HoMoNoMoGetaLifeYouDeadBeat. AtomSqueezer must be off whacking his subliminess smallness schweicher nodule, his brain cancer is terminal. Prognosis: Death by Bullshit. Cure: jump in front of a cement truck on Interstate 99. Nothing else will cure these old pathetic geezers. CSX wizened words of the day: "shut the fuck up, stupid". Courtesey of your CSX management team. Only sane person on here: Robert Pines NoMo, tell your wife that her next proctology exam with me is tonignt at 10pm, room 620, Hilton Hotel. Tell her to Bring some extra coconut oil this time.   Name: Happy clown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2013 Frulla will be the new V.P of the northern region effective Sept 1....   Name: What next E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2013 Heard Frulla was going to the northern region, not sure what position he was promoted to. This was from Jacksonville.Scheduled to take place around September 1.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2013 Active FRA: Let's get something straight right now whoever you are, I retired on my own free will. I was even asked not to retire by my supervisor. He stated, "I wish you wouldn't retire." And I might just sue your ass off for falsely accusing me of stealing. A court order would quickly reveal your identity. You are the one that is lying! And another thing, I wasn't paid overtime for working nights and weekends. I worked nights and weekends because FRA management requested that we do so. And your statement that I said overtime pays me what I was worth is another bald face lie. You are a real piece of work! I retired because I could. I had the time and I was tired of dealing with asshole trainmasters and superintendents. And because FRA Region 2 no longer supported regulatory enforcement the way they once did, retirement was a done deal for me. Yes I did generally inspect outbound trains. And if CSX had done its job there would have been no delays. I was finding numerous defects that should have been identified during CSX inspections. If CSX had made the trains right there would have been no delays. I never cared that trains were delayed because they did not comply with FRA regulations. I did not take an oath to facilitate on-time train departures. I was doing my job in the most effective manner possible. And because of that, I was bullied and stalked by Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster Lennon Givens. The Lake Township Police put a stop to the actions of those individuals and there is a record of that. I understand that Givens was transferred to Chicago shortly thereafter. I strongly suspect that you are a CSX Superintendent or Trainmaster and identified yourself as "Active FRA." Perhaps you are Rob Burkett. Regardless of who the hell you are, I am proud of my record at FRA. And I was never in any kind of trouble or reprimanded for anything. I constantly received distinguished evaluations for my work. There were very few inspectors that were finding more defects or writing more violations than me. So, you piece of shit, crawl back under your rock with all of the other snakes!   Name: Active FRA E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2013 Hey retired FRA...Your name is Robert Lusher... I find it funny after you were forced to quit the FRA that you now stoop to this...Man just get over it...You got caught stealing and where run out of the FRA...The facts are that you only worked when you could claim overtime nights & weekends...You made the statement that "the overtime rate is the only rate that pays you what your worth"... You where recorded on video breaking many safety rules...Finally you only wanted to make inspections on outbound trains to maximize your impact to operations which you where also recorded saying... The only thing that you spew that is true is that you are retired... BY CHOICE THOUGH...YOU COULD HAVE ELECTED TO BE FIRED!!! Enjoy your retirement Robert...You piece of S****!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2013 I worked as an RCO for a grain company that was serviced by CSX. Now, granted, RCO jobs tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to railroads, but this company really put a good deal of time and labor into making things go right. Most of the unloading was automated, so having one man controlling everything from just above the unloading grill seemed much safer than two or three trying to do the same job. Having said that, most of our headaches tended to come when dealing with the CSX crews. I don't know if this was some union thing, but it always seemed that they went out of their way to cause problems for us. From simply putting cars in the wrong locations, making us have to hunt for them, to one incident that nearly killed me. That's the story I will share, but trust me that there are far more. One day, while dealing with a number of cars in the sort yard before getting ready to take them to the unloader, I hear a call over dispatch that the CSX job had arrived and was ready to pick up the outbound empties. Now that's all well and good, but the rules state that when an RC unit is in operation, no one save the RC operators can be around the trains. This is to prevent collisions and what not. Typically, the RC's will shut down to let the local pick up its cars and what not. In this case I had the six cars ready to go, and called the plant's dispatcher to let him know. Since we were on a time constraint, he contacted the CSX crew's own dispatch and asked him to have the local hold in the hole while I moved my cars out of the way. The Local was going to the place I was occupying, so it didn't make sense to have me stop and block their traffic. The Dispatch said that he was on a time constraint, but after things were explained to him he agreed it was the best thing to do. So, with that in mind I climb up onto the rear platform of my RC unit (an old SW1500 as I recall) and throttle up. I wasn't watching where I was going so much as counting as the cars came out of the yard, when suddenly I hear this loud train horn behind me. Panicking I slammed the RC into emergency and dove for the ground. Seconds later there was a hard crash and the sound of grain cars derailing, corn going everywhere. Picking myself up I see that I had backed straight into the CSX local, who for some reason had decided that he was going to come in anyway. The engine I was on was demolished, laying on its side, and ended up being written off as a total loss. The CSX engine suffered none the worse for wear, beyond some major damage to its rear plow and a slight twisting of the frame. Took the better part of a week to clean the mess up and repair the tracks, as well as fix my nerves. The investigation found CSX dispatcher at fault. It was revealed that even after being warned that a RC was operating in the area, he ignored this and told the local crew that it was fine for them to go ahead and pick up their cars. Thankfully the crew saw me just in time and sounded their horn, otherwise I would have still been on the unit at the time of the crash. The company took a serious hit to its paycheck after the accident, and while insurance paid for most of it, it was a full year before we were operating at the same level again. However we did make changes, such as installing a chain link gate over the track lead with a large "RC Units In Use Beyond This Point" sign on it. The sign and gate lasted a week before another CSX crew drove straight through it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2013 "Tired of whining" I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?   Name: E-mail: broken_rail@hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 August 2013 With all the harassment and discipline being handed out by CSX, it's time to band together and do something about it! Don't just sit on your ass with a passive attitude. I reads all this whining about how bad this place is to work, but never any action taken break it off in CSX's ass. It is a known fact that this company cares little about you. All they care about is the bottom line. They deny legitimate claims, pay claims for pennies on the dollar, cheat you out of overtime, lunch violations etc. The list goes on and on. And what do we do, we let them with out retaliation. Time to band together and make THEM suffer. CSX hates bad publicity. 1. RCO crews, work BY THE RULES ! There is no reason for you to hurry. You will not be rewarded for your performance, you will just get another switch list handed to you. Early quit? was it worth busting your ass over 30 minutes?? Risk life or limb to help these greedy fuckers increase their profits off the backs of trainmen? Get hurt and see how quickly they dis-own you. 2. Take your allotted heat / cold weather breaks. Remember, CSX educates it's employees on proper hydration, heat/cold exposure. You are allowed to seek relief when necessary. There is NO time limits between seeking relief from extreme heat or cold. 3.Walk slowly, especially on road ballast. If you slip, trip, fall while performing your duties, make damn sure you report it. Most of all, ensure you have on the required footwear. Road ballast is the most common cause of injuries. 4.No favors! Do not take " short calls" from the CMC. If they screw up and forget to call someone to fill a vacancy, that's not your fault. Take your 2-3 hour call. Delayed trains cause back-ups. Pisses off the customers as well. 4. If a company official asks for a favor, and we all know they do from time to time to make themselves look good and break a few rules in the process, cover your ass! You are not going to be charged for NOT breaking a rule. Who will defend you if you fuck up? Not that official that asked for the favor..... you can be sure of that. 5. Make sure you are "on time". Being late can invite a charge of delaying trains etc. Have all your bulletins, train orders and job briefing when on CSX time. You do not have to perform any duties while off the clock. You responsibilities start at the beginning of your on duty time. Not 20 minutes before. So make coffee, change your shoes etc. But do not pull your train orders off the printer until you are actually getting paid. What are CSX pricks going to do to you? Your not allowed to perform ANY duties on property unless you are on duty. These CSX officials could even charge you with being on the property illegally if you get to work too early. Fuck them with their own rules. 6. FMLA If you have to have it, get it. CSX bastards hate to have anyone on FMLA. It takes the fun out of CMC intimidating you to work. 7. Quit bitching about your Union and get involved. They are not the real enemy. Granted, they seem to be in bed with the company recently. 8. Engineers need to do a thorough "calendar day inspection" of locomotives when necessary. Especially when on overtime. Note ALL defects. And most of all, the defects require a visit from the repair facility. Nothing pisses CSX off more than having a locomotive reported that needs repair. And the toilet issue, nothing needs to be said there. We all know CSX locomotives are some of the worst. CSX could care less about your comfort while sitting on a hot, stinky locomotive for 12 plus hours. 9. Stop way short of any hand throw switch when coming into the yards. So the conductor has to walk a little. Slow down. Keep the yard crews from doing their job just causes more delays for outbound trains. And we all know how these CSX pricks like to lie about actual departure times. You don't need to go 10 mph in the yard, that's just the limit. 10. DO NOT take a train over territory you are not qualified on. Even if you have operated on that territory years ago. You are not allowed to operate on a division/sub division that you had done over one or two years ago. CSX would nail your ass to the wall if you took a train while doing them a favor, and you had some sort of mishap. These fuckers would be the first to crucify you. What is your defense? 11. You cannot refuse to do what you are told by any officials. If ordered to do something unsafe, call the FRA or OSHA. CSX loves having been "dimed" to the Feds. I know, I called OSHA on them many times. Make sure you have names, dates, and places when reporting. Witnesses as well. 12. Never, ever give lengthy written statements to any officials for what ever mishap you were involved.. Keep is as short as possible. This is just going to be used against you in any investigation. You may forget what you wrote. And make a copy for yourself. 13. DO NOT TRUST ANY OFFICIAL ! Regardless of your cozy relationship with them. In the end, they will protect their ass, not yours. You are a liability in the eyes of CSX management. I would also suggest any and all CSX former employees that have been terminated to contact me. I think we should all pay a visit to Jacksonville and stage a protest in front of their headquarters. What are they gonna do, fire us? Spread the word............... broken_rail@hotmail.com   Name: What next E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2013 Frulla has been promoted!!!!!!!! He is leaving the huntington division very soon....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 July 2013 Don't listen to this guy that calls himself HOYER. He keeps posting the same garbage about Ashtabula, Ohio. Nearly everyone working in Ashtabula has been out of service for rule violations. What does that tell you about the place? It tells you that you can't break the rules there, and the place is no different from any other yard. It tells you that HOYER is spreading BS because he he doesn't like somebody at Ashtabula. They probably put him out of service and he's looking for pay back. More than anything, he makes himself look like a snitch bitch if the place really was that laid back. Get a life HOYER, you retard.   Name: hoyer E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 July 2013 If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!! Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But if you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a free for all.Guys riding Hazmat tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX or the FRA would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be SHUT DOWN PERIOD.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 July 2013 I like how I got an email from my piece of shot LC Wesley Griffin about a meeting he went to in Boston. He carried all his little buddies with him. There was a list of all in attendance and these fuckers from Fitzgerald outnumber terminals of larger sizes. Good to know my dues are sending that faggit pussy bitch and his company cock sucking friends on vacation.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2013 July 29, 2013 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2013 Attendance Policy and Laying-Off Sick: In the eyes of OSHA, the railroads cannot discipline any employee for laying-off sick...even from an off-duty injury. However the carriers can request limited-medical information from your provider. There are several FELA firms that are willingly accepting cases from train and engine employees who were discipline for laying-off sick. Due to a recent court ruling, FELA firms were awarded their maximum hourly rate for services rendered instead of the outdated 125 hourly federally mandated rate. Imagine a carrier refusing a sick employee the right to lay-off and that employee is involved in a tragic accident. The liability would be unlimited to the carrier. Source: TrainLawBolg.com   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2013 Just want to share my story. I was a conductor for 2 years with CSX. I was a yard conductor and RCO operator. Last summer on a remote job I let an inbound train thru my zones and after they reported clear my switchman and I failed to line the switch back. So we ran thru the switch and derailed 7 cars. I was taken out of service and charged with a major some how though the charges were rules 46, 104, 913a, 913c of which none are majors. I was found guilty and fired. I asked how I was fired and was told I willfully endangered employees, public and equipment. My union BLET did nothing. Thanks a lot BLET! I am now homeless. I hope whatever my local chairman got in exchange for my job was worth it.   Name: Locomotive slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2013 WE NEED TO VOTE THIS SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT/ Bonus/ bids out on the next contract . LETS GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL AVAERAGE WAGES. PLEASE DO THE MATH ... More money on the national average..   Name: YARDMASTER EXTRAORDINAR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2013 Has David Harris figured out that he lost his best yardmaster to Hawthorne Yard? Because he's a prick and don't appreciate his people. Just ask Nathan Willoughby.   Name: Sad E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2013 Yes... Frulla has destroyed the Huntington division,but if the upper management doesn't care so why should we.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 10 July 2013 To all CSX Employees. This site can be a useful tool to effect change. But you have to realize there WILL be Company moles, Internet Trolls and other assorted jerks that chime in. So Please do us all a favor and NOT respond to them, or be baited into their stupid arguments. If I see another argument with Pines and his followers I'm gonna puke. Just IGNORE THEM and they will eventually go away. These pukes obviously have NO life, that they spend so much time on a site about problems in an industry, that they know NOTHING about and have NO REAL connection to.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 July 2013 You idiots prove everyday to the company that you are a bunch of back stabbing babies.You post thing about each other on here like a bunch of school girls.PLEASE READ THE NAME OF THIS WEB SIte. " C S X S U C K S ". Bunch of over paid girls.Band together and fight..Starting with the unions.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 July 2013 To other, non-employee (Fed Up) When our unions were the strongest, America was also at its best. Why? Because corporations were kept in check and forced to pay fair wages to their employees. Non-union employers also had to pay decent wages to compete. And unlike the GE of today, they paid sufficient taxes to maintain our government. The wealthy also paid their fair share of taxes to prevent a ballooning deficit like we have today. And the wages of America's working class enabled them to also contribute. That was economic growth from the bottom up, and it worked great. Now, the trickle-down economics that began with Reagan have proven to be a catastrophic failure. Your philosophy of taking what employers dish out has become common place today. And that philosophy has exacerbated the plight of America's workers. So those with the guts to strike certainly win my admiration. We just need a lot more like them. And we need for working class people to stop voting for politicians that are against the labor movement and unions. Workers that vote for those puppets of the wealthy and corporations are mostly to blame for the decline of the middle class. They are fed lies by the politicians they vote for. The gun lobby, the religious right, the anti-government tea partiers, and many others support the politicians that are hurting America and its workers. You see, the lobbies I just mentioned get the votes for anti-worker politicians, and the wealthy and corporations bankroll them. It's all part of the grand plan, that was started by the wealthy and corporations back in 1980.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2013 Fed Up: For all the incompetent people like yourself. Hostess employees didn't fail because they went on strike, they failed because management ran the company into the ground...FACT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 June 2013 Fed Up If I were you I would walk out now, go on strike. Be the first to say enough is enough. Then go buy a hostess twink and remember your Bros. Some got their job's back at a much lower rate. You may rate that high.   Name: ==Todd Novac== E-mail: ==mad shitter .com== Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2013 Well the news is out ,they have found out who is the MAD SHITTER at Collinwood yard , No better than ==Todd Novac === The mad shitter . at least oncea month some one shitts all over the bathroom . the cleaning woman wants to quit . I heard there is going be an hearing . and if found guilt ,He should get a swirley in the same crapper that he shits in . this is the same person who took money from our union the only way he came back is to be a company snitch . May a heard of monkeys shit on your head=== Todd novac===   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2013 Is it time to strike yet? BLET/UTU are the best company bought unions that money can buy.ITS TIME FOR A STRIKE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of cry baby push overs..   Name: penny wills E-mail: pennytwills@aol.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2013 I want to know why you allow men to work on train crews that fail drug/alcohol tests so bad that they are pulled from service 1 year. This crew almost killed my family and destroyed my home. derailing a train in my back yard along with the trestle collapsing   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2013 Hoyer: Are you back to playing your cowardly games again? Who is it in Ashtabula that you have a hard on for? People don't get away with anything more out there than anywhere else. They discipline and put people on the street just like other yards, and YOU KNOW THIS! Grow up retard!   Name: hoyer E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2013 If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!! Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But if you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a free for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be SHUT DOWN PERIOD.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2013 The difference is, RailRoad has a Monopoly on hauling coal. Trucks cannot move coal is large enough quantities to meet a plant's needs. Inter-modal is a business with massive growth potential. But you are directly competing with Truck Load rates so your margins are going to be lower. You have to make your money on this with volume. Another important thing to remember, hauling those heavy coal loads puts more stress on those engines, burns more fuel, and puts more wear and tare on the track. The lighter inter-modal loads run faster, with less fuel, less wear on the engine, and less wear on the track.   Name: ===Todd Novac== E-mail: ==shit bag .com== Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2013 HE ===TODD NOVAC ==== boy the truth hurts maybe you should go back to cooking !!!!! maybe you dipped one to many times in the secret sauce !! or is that cum on you check from the train master . you have no shame showing you face at work and we know what you realy think of your fellow workers May a herd of monkeys shit on your head===== Fat boy====   Name: ===Todd Novac=== E-mail: I suck a Dick .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2013 =======Todd Novac ======= updates . he has made a complant to CSX about harassment that this should be not talked about !!!!!! he claims he only barrowed the money and as a union official he was allowed to do it without breaking the law . LOOK at medina county criminal records . We should all stand up against him Fuck the company And fuck the UTU for letting him Back Fuck you ===Todd Novac   Name: John E-mail: na Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 April 2013 I do not work for CSX. I am in my second semester of college. But there is a name that pops up here a lot!!! And his daughter even told me about it and I said,"NO WAY!!!" About this site otherwise!! And I can't stand the son of bitch myself!!! So I must say and admit on this site right now, I just had the best anal sex with his his daughter. HEY, DON'T JUDGE!!! She asked for it!! And we are getting ready to do it again this evening!! You shouldn't work midnights man!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOO:0);0)   Name: ==Todd Novac== E-mail: scumbag .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 April 2013 TODD NOVAC Yardmaster at Collinwood In at Cleveland ohio . Fat fuck with a pumpkin head . stoled money from our union BLE and was found guilty !!!!!!!! and the came back as a yardmaster .It shows how weak are unions are !!!!! No one should even talk to him .what happened to employee un becomining !!!! what a piece of fat shit!! I am sure he is a snitch for the trainmaster . stand up against him he is no good !!!. And also he stated I was going to pay it back . like they all do !!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 April 2013 Think about this. Turnover= quick dime vs slow quarter. Freight rate is less, but the movement is not there for a long time. The space is consistent. Now what?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 April 2013 the question about the low intermodal profit margin reminds me about the old Chevy Vega......GM were able to make a very high quality Vega, for about 30k a car, that was competitive with the Corolla in initial quality. What Toyota could do, and GM could not, was to make a high quality 3K car. Now, can CSX develop a management capable of meeting UPS and Schneider standards without spending excessive money? It has not so far. Otherwise you keep the low margins.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 April 2013 Conrail also claimed to have a low profit margin for intermodal business. But they sure pushed it! I would guess that the rates stay low in order to compete with the highways. And corporate America will do anything for a dime.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 April 2013 Ok I agree 14% of the rent and 38% of the space. Now what? Do you want to throw them out and seek a new renter, or raise the rent? ______________________________________________________________________ Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 April 2013 Let's review these notes from the Annual Report of CSX, Page 3. The merchandise business shipped nearly 2.7 million carloads and generated approximately 57% of revenue and 42% of volume in 2012. The coal business shipped 1.3 million carloads and acounted for nearly 27% of revenue and 20% of volume in 2012. The intermodal business accounted for approximately 14% of revenue and 38% of volume in 2012. I don't know about y'all, but if I had a roommate that was only coughing up 14% of the rent- they sure wouldn't be taking up 38% of the space. Let's just say- considering all the investments made to support this low-margin business- what else is going on? The numbers just don't make sense.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2013 yes I agree he needs to be got read of.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 April 2013 yes I know this is not professionalism, but it needs to be said FUCK Frulla I'm glad the coal fields are finally sticking together and putting csx in a bind with no one available.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 April 2013 Crane just got Burrus's job. Maybe people can not be so uptight now   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 April 2013 Wake up it is time to consolidate our unions call your local Teamsters office to get assistance with representation. Go to: https://nlrb.gov/forms download NLRB Form 502 – petition. Download form and get signatures, let us end our differences and consolidate for the benefit of the employee.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 April 2013 APE 1 yr and Nasty, Unfortunate is the fact that there are bad apples in ANY industry, however that being said I don't believe the casual and outside look you present here represents Union Officers as a whole. Most aren't "in it for themselves" as you claim. Most are in the job to better the working conditions for the membership PERIOD. Perhaps if you had more time on the railroad and didn't look at only what you want to believe and are fed by our wonderful media, and took the time to show up at your local union meeting you might start to view otherwise. Biased Opinions such as yours presented here are nothing more than baseless misinformed bullshit and serve to do nothing else than prove how baseless and misinformed you are about what REALLY goes on in the union world. Try stepping up and serving others than yourself, do that and then you might have a reason or rationale for some of what you espouse, until then you're nothing other than a company troll on this site.   Name: Nametaker E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 April 2013 Let's review these notes from the Annual Report of CSX, Page 3. The merchandise business shipped nearly 2.7 million carloads and generated approximately 57% of revenue and 42% of volume in 2012. The coal business shipped 1.3 million carloads and acounted for nearly 27% of revenue and 20% of volume in 2012. The intermodal business accounted for approximately 14% of revenue and 38% of volume in 2012. I don't know about y'all, but if I had a roommate that was only coughing up 14% of the rent- they sure wouldn't be taking up 38% of the space. Let's just say- considering all the investments made to support this low-margin business- what else is going on? The numbers just don't make sense.   Name: Stildragon E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 April 2013 For the folks near New Orleans familiar with him- Trainmaster Todd West was recently seperated from the employ of CSX. They should have done it long ago. Rots of Ruck todd.   Name: Nasty company E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2013 IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AGAINEST OUR UNIONS AND DEMAND MORE THAN B.S ...or face a law suit ..WE PAY THOSE FOOLS FOR NOTHING...I vote for a class action lawsuit ...They love our union dues but do NOTHING FOR US....   Name: Nasty company E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 April 2013 Guys ..Here is the bottom line.CSX will indeed do anything and everything to you.If it benefits the company.But here is some food for thought.We pay our unions to protect our rights as laborers, and to in force the AGREED CONTRACTS.I HATE CSX but the company can only get by with crap if the PAID unions allows it..I believe that I hate the unions (BLET/UTU) more because I pay them to screw my eye balls out..until the unions band together and fight then will we lose the battle.. GUYS IT'S TIME THAT WE EXPECT MORE FROM OUR UNIONS..the fox is in the hen house..A DIVISION MANAGER STATED " THE UNIONS WERE BOUGHT OFF YEARS AGO" Fact !!!!!!....if it walks like a duck AND ACTS LIKE A DUCK THEN IT'S A FREAKIN DUCK BOYS!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 April 2013 WHAT A GREAT JOB! WHO CAN I FIRE TODAY? WHO CAN I TALKED TO LIKE SHIT? OR MAYBE I WILL TRY TREATING MY EMPLOYEEES LIKE I WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED! NO THAT WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE GUESS I WILL TREAT THEM LIKE SHIT BECAUSE THATS THE WAY CSX TRAINED ME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 April 2013 CSX COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFTY!!! JUST MOVE THOSE TRAINS OR WE WILL FIRE YOU! GOOD JOB CSX HIRE MORE TRAINMASTERS OFF THE STREETS THAT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING! BUT THEY SURE KNOW HOW TOO ACT LIKE A BIG SHOT!READ MORE BOOKS THEN YOU MIGHT LEARN HOW TO GET TRAINS OUT OF THE TERMINALS ON TIME!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 April 2013 I was a manager at CSX for a few years. If you are thinking of going to work for this company run the other direction as fast as you can. I was recently fired just because. I have the whole thing recorded and am strongly considering posting the conversation on this site. Maybe this will make them squirm just a little.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 March 2013 Happy Easter!!! March 31, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2013 Sorry but the name should say "fed up".   Name: Feed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2013 To the conductor 20/30 years.... Just because CSX does one thing right ( contributing to our 401k plan) doesn't mean that they need a big pat on the back..CSX will always suck due to poor management..have you ever the term "you have been railroaded" or " I have been railroaded" this term has been used for over 100 years..why ? You ask... Because the railroad takes what they want regardless of the consequences of the employee ...here is what I truly believe....# 1 ...the employee's are only human and not machines... # 2. The employee's need more family time..( railroad divorce rate is at 85% ) # 3 The employee's need a more structured job schedule.( regular calling times) # 4 the employee's need to be treated as if they do matter, and not just a EMPLOYEE ID...upper management needs to understand that if it wasn't for the employee's (the little man and women) that their fat butts wouldn't have a job either.. I believe that in order to be a manager for the railroad you first need to have at least 10/15 years of experience... These young managers are little punks that has never had anything ...If anyone ask me how to apply for the railroad I really do my best to direct them somewhere else..My God bless us as we try to make it to retirement ....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2013 CSX at its finest, what ever happened to hiring the best qualified candidate for the job? Is this a response to fines for reciprocity? Has this had any influence on the process associated with the hiring processes? To hell with EEOC, hire the best qualified, it’s the right thing to do. No special considerations for anyone. Let the best qualified candidate for the job be the best qualified candidate hired for the job. Check out CMC, EEOC at its finest. Definitely influential, first and foremost they have the strongest case of any department influence by EEOC policies administered by senior management to take advantage of current department directive to influence the EEOC policies initiated by CSX to promote the appearance of CMC compliance to reciprocity directives associated with the current settlement factors with the settlement conditions by the courts. But for those of us who really know, it's all smoking mirrors. It is all for appearance purposes, obligations for reprobation are being orchestrated by a non-operational essential department of operations.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 March 2013 TIME TO RATE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM RATINGS 1 TO 10 1 = KINDA SUCKS 2 = SUCKS SLIGHTLY 3 = MAN U SUCK 4 = U SUCK BIG ONES 5 = U BOTHER ME SUCKS 6 = U SUCK AS A MANAGER 7 = VERY HARD SUCKER 8 = U COULD SUCK START A HARLEY DAVIDSON 9 = U SUCK SO MUCH IT HURTS 10 = U SUCK SO HARD U CAN SUCK A BASKETBALL THRU A MCDONALDS STRAW FIRST RATING BOB FRULLA = 11   Name: engineer100 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 March 2013 Does anyone know about a guy last name Brock from birmingham   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 March 2013 Up until this time, it was not realized that a live video was made of the amazing crazy eights locomotive that departed the CSX Stanley Yard unmanned, and was not caught until reaching Kenton, Ohio. Warning: Unlike the movie "Unstoppable," this is the real thing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLr3ZgtHEuk   Name: TenPlusYears E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2013 After being a loyal employee of CSX for over 20 years, there came a time when I needed CSX to be on my team they betrayed me. I was accused by an "Anonymous" caller (My Ex) of violating the covenant of my oath as a locomotive engineer to never do anything that would endanger myself, my crew or the public (besides the obvious doing my job). I had warned them prior to all of this that she would be calling and even told them what she would say. Of course when it did happen I was immediately removed from service and kept from service for more than 60 days. Of course when I went back they played "Dumb" like they had nothing to do with it and they had no prior notice. (Not that I never had a failed drug test EVER or anything) Long story short I feel betrayed by the company that I have given more that a decade to so now that she is charged with Felony Extortion for it (my Ex) I think I will forward this to federal prosecutors for them to look into CSX's actions......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 March 2013 Ron- That is not correct. The UTU can file appeals (discipline and penalty claims) for UTU represented engineers.   Name: 1800hurt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2013 The bid system is horrible.We are not machines..WE ARE HUMAN,WE WIL BREAK DOWN AND HOPEFUL ON YOUR PROPERTY!!! CSX's NEW MANAGEMENT HAS SET THE STAGE FOR COMPANY FAILURE...EMPLOYEES will start dropping ..so sad...God bless each employee and there family's..   Name: Ron E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2013 Retired FRA Inspector. I for one have found your contribution to this site a breath of fresh air. I appreciate you sharing you're knowledge with us, and your willingness and ability to offer us some insight as to what is really going on with CSX management and the FRA. I for one applaud your openness and willingness to share this information. You confirmed what most of us have suspected for quite sometime on the Great Lakes Division, there ARE some members of the FRA in bed with CSX. Thanks again for taking time to contribute to this site.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 March 2013 Ron: Thanks for the explanation. I just want the best for you guys out there and hope I can help in some way by posting on this site. Thanks again!   Name: Ron E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 March 2013 FRA, You're right. The BLET can not file an appeal for an employee that is working under the UTU contract. Just like the UTU can not file an appeal for those working under the BLET contract. This is how I was told representation with BOTH unions works. If John Doe is working as either a Conductor, Yard Master or Engineer Trainee, they're working under the UTU contract. If J.Doe is represented by the BLET while working under a UTU contract, and gets in trouble, the BLET local chairman will represents J. Doe in the local hearing, not the UTU local chairman. If J. Doe is found guilty, the BLET local chairman writes up the appeal and sends it to the UTU local chairman. The UTU local chairman MUST file the appeal with the UTU General Committee on the BLET member's behalf. The UTU WILL fight for the BLET member during an appeal in front of an arbitrator, as the BLET will fight for any UTU members working under the BLET contract during an appeal. Its to each union's benefit to do this, not to mention that they're legally obligated to do so. Hope this clarifies this matter a bit. Long story short. Each person gets representation by the union that represents the contract when an appeal is filed. Each member gets representation on the local level from the local chairman that they choose to pay to represent them.   Name: out of the game E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 March 2013 hey folks?.........is it still illegal to use cell phones on the train? and if you have an incident? does the official have the right to use the cell phone on your train?............not ! your in charge its your train , same rules apply to all ! the conductor is in charge and should have it known ! no cell phones at all ! if need be ? report the officer to the fra ! pronto!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 March 2013 TO WOW: I wasn't aware that the BLET cannot appeal trainman discipline or penalty claims. That in itself would make it very difficult for the BLET to compete with the UTU. I based my opinion on a comparison of both Internet sites, and stand by my belief that the BLET posts more information that is relevant to union workers. Especially how state governors and legislatures are trying to impose right to work laws in efforts to beat back unions, to the advantage of corporations and the wealthy. Union members need to be more educated on matters such as this so they can make more informed voting choices. I was a proud member of the IAM for 10 years and a member of the AFGE for 34 years. Back in 1967, I walked a picket line in front of the C&O Building in Huntington, WV. I turned in a union elevator operator that crossed our line. She was then kicked out of the union she belonged to. And I also stand by my statement that unions need to work together against the oppressors, and need to be more aggressive in doing so. Otherwise, it will be status quo.   Name: Wow E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 March 2013 Re: FRA - retired The BLET can NOT appeal trainman discipline or penalty claims; so, your post/opinion is absolutely worthless. One would have to be insane to belong to the BLET while holding the craft of conductor/foreman/switchman.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 March 2013 If I were a railroad engineer or conductor, I would belong to the BLET. Why? Because they speak out against big money in the "Daily News'" section of their Internet site. Whether it be railroads or the large banks, articles are always being posted that describe how corporate America and the wealthy are taking the working class to the cleaners. I check out the BLET web site every day for the latest in labor news, and highly recommend that every railroad contract employee do the same. It is a fact that unions are far less powerful than they were back in the 1960's and 1970's. And that is largely due to the fact that working people elected Reagan in 1980, reelected him in 1984 and elected Bush in 1988. Follow the money folks. Who gives the Republicans most of their financial support? Look no farther than corporate America and the wealthy. They look after their interests, so why don't working Americans do the same. Democratic politicians aren't perfect, but at least they throw us a bone every now and then. And all the Republicans do is bone us! If we can help Democrats take back control of the House, then we can demand that they look after our interests. There is strength in numbers. And because working Americans far outnumber the wealthy, there is no reason that we should not have the political power that we deserve. Unions can be the catalyst for the resurgence of the middle class. They just need to start working together rather than fighting one another. A good example is the way remote control was promoted by the UTU, which hurt the BLE and its members. Now, remote control is biting everyone in the ass. Divide and conquer worked out very well for the railroads. And all they had to do was stand back and watch!   Name: diehard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 February 2013 hey guys. Can anyone tell me what is the average starting salary for Intermodel service worker. I seems like it is a big secret! Because I can not find out anywhere on line not even on the CSX website.   Name: Douche bag E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 February 2013 Yes ..Trainmaster Shiloh Campbell is a douche bag fag..Bob Frulla's little rat ...He was caught screwing a taxi driver withCell phone pictures...don't turn your back on this prick...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 February 2013 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Some unknowing young person is going to buy into this, and be standing alone, when the crap hits.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 IDK. I have a pay stub on the gateway that is dated 3-1 but that is my regular ole paycheck we get every two weeks. I haven't gotten a new one for our bonus. Had one but it disappeared today. Jax said the bonuses were figured incorrectly and that payment was stopped. Also said some people will be getting more and some less than what your 1st stub said. So who knows.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 Yeah just looked the one dated 2-22 is gone but the 3-1 is my regular pay check not bonus. The word is they are supposed to have it fixed Monday but who knows. By agreement it has to be paid by 3-1. Guess we will see.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 Did any of my fellow CSX employees get their bonus Friday, Feb 22, 2013? I got my pay stub emailed to me Friday and it was supposed to be deposited yesterday but has not been. After talking to local chairman comes to find out CSX stopped pay on most of the deposits because many people were overpaid and many were underpaid and some didn't even get one. They (JAX) have had three months to get the bonus stuff figured out yet they still can't seem to get it right. Suprised? Not me....The word on the street is that there is a "sickout" Tuesday, Feb 26 for conductors and one for engineers on Wednesday. Just to let em know that we are ultimately in control. Its not just because they screwed the bonus up but its just everything that has been happening on the Atlanta Division lately. Hope to see you off sick!   Name: lol E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 February 2013 Paul pfeffer is a pudgy homo. Lol. Loser   Name: who cares E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2013 I was sitting here reading and thinking about all the comments posted.Here is the facts #1 who cares that someone is screwing around!!!! CSX is screwing your eyeballs out every single day. And a upper end manager stated "The unions where bought off years ago" and the unions have proven it.So heres the bottom line.Which do you hate the most? THE COMPANY OR THE UNION? I HATE THE UNION BECAUSE I PAY THEM TO SCREW MY EYEBALLS OUT.BLET/UTU = unless .... bought off punks   Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 February 2013 I look at some of these posts here, and notice people using people's real names on here. This is just not right, and you all who do this should chill out!! Not only does it lead to further degradation of what seems to be already subterranean morale, but it can lead to tons of legal issues. Let's keep names out of this!! No one needs to be knowing all that.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 February 2013 Goober...is that you?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 February 2013 NOMO take a look at what you respond to! (See below) You are not only responding to everyone, but making yourself look suspect. I have seen a lot of responses from NOMO and normally they are on target, however not anymore. Something has gone haywire. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 February 2013 Got fired for smoking reefer. Claimed the idiot supervisor sold it to me. They denied my claim. What's up with that?   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 February 2013 Hey Car repair 1-10: So you got fired for testing positive for pot, Then you probably shouldn't have smoked. The key word is fired, that isn't the first time was it? Should have done the Bypass...oh well, live and learn!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 February 2013 Got fired for smoking reefer. Claimed the idiot supervisor sold it to me. They denied my claim. What's up with that?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 February 2013 I had the gal from h.r. on top of the copy machine making anonymous photos of our privates. The train whistle she heard wasn't no CSx piece of shit. It was the old slinger pulling in to the station. Right at the point of ultimate enjoyment, boss man walks in and tries to play conductor and yells "all aboard". I popped him one in the chops and said "disembark now". He writes me up for insubordination for crying out loud. This is why csx sucks.   Name: Hater E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2013 I hate Frulla !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2013   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2013 Please help me understand how in the world the railroad has become a very very bad placed to work. It's terrible to love your job but you hate to come to work. It's not the T&E employeess it's upper management. We at CSX used ,yep used to be proud of our company. Those days are long gone thanks to the bad attitudes of employees who are sick of the upper management, (the Frulla's,Vierlings, Connors, Jarrells,Burriss,) and I suppose other ones I can"t think of. I remember crews taking pride at getting a train from point A to point B safely and without delay ,now all they want to do is go to work get on a train and get off the train in 12 hours without getting fired or charged with some bullshit and they don't care if they ever turn a wheel. There is no pride left. Thank You Upper Management   Name: It's coming E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2013 Bob FRULLA's accident report can be recieved from the state police barracks at post 9 in pikeville ky.Pictures of the accident will be posted.Anyone that needs the information for the class action law suit on the grounds of discrination due to CSX firing people for small violations and letting this clown by with his numerous rule violations without any discipline action for his failures.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2013 Concerned Still waiting on those pictures of frulla accident that you said would be posted on here. Well?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 January 2013 I - HATE - CSX!   Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 January 2013 I love how everyone is so worried about everyone's cheating habits.Take this crap on Jerry Springer.This web site was designed to show how corrupted CSX really is.You idiots are showing how retarded you really are.Uneducated douche bags.   Name: The E-mail: smart one!!! Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 January 2013 I have been out of this crap hole company for 4 years. I STIIL SEE IT TRUELY SUCKS!!! Damn, now there are men with perfectly looking Christian wives cheating with defensive tackle material looking company woman!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOO I love it!!: keeping it going!! Hey Christion?? Did he at least hit the "BROWN EYE" when he bent it over???lmmmmaaaooo   Name: Mary Owens E-mail: lucynsky63@yahoo.com Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 January 2013 I AM NOT RETARTED AND THAT MAKES ME PERSUE THIS MATTER EVEVN FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! You bastards!~ So that makes YOU UNRETARTED!!!!!!!! By saying that YOU just make me WANT to persue this even further!!!!   Name: United E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 January 2013 This web site was created to open the eyes of employees,families,customers,and the public on how CSX really is.The harassment,discrimination,courtesy,lack of customer needs, this "company" cares for no one.This includes your families.your life..Why do you think that the company gives use ID #? Outside people looks at this site to be educated on how Csx really does treat there employees and customers.So with that being said I want to say this "THIS SITE WASN'T DESIGNED TO BASH EACH OTHER". Every time a CSX Suck gets on here and sees employees cutting each other,those clowns smile real big and say to themself "We're winning there breaking down" so please it you have a problem with someone and need to release it, go them or put it on "TOPIX" thanks .....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 January 2013 In what year did the RR turn the radio over to the Conductor? I see today, all radio communications are on the left side.   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2013 For the comment on "Bob FRULLA's on track accident " pictures and police report will be posted on here within the next week. Frulla did not receive any discipline for his non csx rule compliance.Anyone on CSX PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN FIRED FOR A MINOR VIOLATION AND RECIEVED TIME OFF NEEDS TO LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINEST CSX ON THE GROUND OF DISCRIMINATION.   Name: Company greed E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 January 2013 Attention ......band 7 and above will be getting there bonuses..Still unsure about anyone below band 7....SCREWED AGAIN...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2013 Brendan. Thanks for the post. Please publish your fee's on this site.   Name: E-mail: freepress.info Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 03 January 2013 Good Day Rails: 2013 is the year of containing corporate greed! Why is it that every Tom Dick and Sue; that's in senior management, making$$millions and millions of dollars at our peril? It seems like the only thing they're good at is lobbying our elected officials and bribing union officers with "Safety Captain" positions to contain dissent! Went to yahoo finance and symboled the rail companies. Every major carrier's CEO has accumulated at least $100,000,000.00 in earnings (insider transaction). Think about that when you can't layoff for your daughter's graduation.   Name: Brendan E-mail: brendan.osweiler@morganstanley Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2013 Brothers- I decided to post this note because maybe this will counter some of the bad treatment that some have received. I'm a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley and have many clients of mine who are railroaders and retirees. I've come to find that your pre-retirement and retirement issues are much different than the rest of the public. With railroad Medicare, pension (annuity) choices, to health care options, there are many questions and not always answers other than "call this number". I'm beginning the process of holding a dinner seminar where our firm pays to bring in someone from the Railroad retirement board and talk about the details of the benefits and also you in turn get a nice free steak dinner at a good restaurant and hopefully some beneficial information. I'll then be discussing some of the issues that go beyond just the RRB area of expertise and areas of financial and retirement planning. I've received some good feedback from my clients and their fellow railroaders. I think the reason I've connected well with your community is I spent 6 years Active Duty with a tour to Iraq so I understand the frustration of poor management but also the need to look out for your fellow brothers. If I can answer any questions you're not receiving answers to feel free to e-mail me.   Name: Sad division E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2012 Myself and other CSX customers "WILL NOT ADAPT" to BOB FRULLA's statement "THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL ADAPT" our business WILL GO ELSEWHERE !!!!! That is a fact BOB!!!!!!!!!!!' Good luck Huntington Division   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2012 I agree, The Huntington Division is a real bad place to work, low employee morale, crappy attitudes, and employees who dont give a shit about the company. When i first started at CSX T&E employees took pride in getting a train from point A to point B and making money for the company we work for NOW the crew gets on a train and doesn't care if they turn a wheel in 12 hours as along as they can get on and off the engine without getting charged with something or even fired.You sucked at football at Virginia Tech and suck even more as a GM on the Hutington Division I wish the company would give you a promotion/demotion the company is famous for. PS the NFL called and said you wouldn't make a pimple on a real football players ass.   Name: No one cares E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2012 Huntington division is now the most unhappiest division that CSX has ....Frulla has destroyed it....I would hate to be the person that follows him...It WILL take years to fix what he has done....so let me get this straight ....he does one thing right and screws 10 things wrong..CSX WAY...   Name: Scared E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 December 2012 Please help!!!!! What is going on with management not wanting a lot of starts? This company is working there crews to death with people are laid off...killing the crews that they have.....transportation dept!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 December 2012 the Professionalism at russell ky round house really sucks everyone there will cut your head off in a heart beat 75% of the electrical craft 90@ of the gear heads sucks 100% of the office jockeys and unions need new leardership to take back control   Name: Hot2Trot E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 December 2012 Things will be different after the revolution. "Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me."   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 December 2012 December 13, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!   Name: John Holmes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2012 Huntington division will be experiencing a huge employee turn over in the next year or so.....Thanks to Bob "Mr Ego" Frulla ....Employees are tired of this monster....   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 December 2012 Bob Frulla is the worst thing that ever happened to the Huntington Division, he has destroyed it, they say the power plants are turning to natural gas, that may be true. But why is it you drive by AEP in Louisa KY power plant you see 3 maybe 4 sets of coal cars rusting to the rail but there is 40 or 50 trucks delivering coal daily or AEP's Mitchell power plant in Northern WV that at at the end of the year is done shipping by rail. I know for a fact 3 or 4 years ago they got 2 loaded trains a day with 2 empty trains being pulled daily now none. I'll tell you the problem is Bob Frulla lack of customer service he and his drones are out there doing whatever it takes to slow down the railroad, keep up the good work Frulla and upper mangement becuase our stock, yes ours, will be about 10 dollars a share soon. IDIOTS How about some cutomer service instead of a bunch of EGO minded assholes running the show.   Name: fleiss E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 December 2012 conductors You must be seriously wet behind the ears. Remember the little black book that had all that info that made me sooooo famous? If you did then you would know why your lady in atlanta is still working. Your just not a big enough fish to fry so quit trying to oust her. You will never get it done. Sit back and see what happens later if things do get too sticky!(no pun intended)   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 December 2012 Im going over this csx sucks site and i see LBT name all over the site. If this is true ,how is this possible to have this many affairs with conductors,line of road trainmasters,terminal trainmasters,engineers,ect. I thought she was married doesnt her husband care?.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 December 2012 About the comment on Sept 23, It is no bodies fault but the person performoing the act. When the conductor did what he did with LBT than he has to pay the piper. Than another comment that said "WHAT ABOUT LBT" I agree something should be done about men and women that participate in uneithical behavior. I dont think CSX cares what happens as long as the employee get his or her job done.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 December 2012 Let us pause for a moment of sober reflection at the performance of the CSX Property Protection Department at Tilford Yard in Atlanta. While ensuring the engine terminal at Tilford is completely safe from those deadly railfan photographers, it seems they allowed a shipment of marshmallows...err...unicorns...err...rainbows...to be stolen. Actually they allowed a shipment of GUNS to be stolen! http://news.yahoo.com/more-100-rifles-stolen-atlanta-train-car-174415216.html ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities were hunting Friday for more than 100 rifles stolen from a boxcar parked in an Atlanta train yard. The weapons were taken from a CSX rail yard on the city's northwest side in mid-November, said Richard Coes, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style." He declined to discuss other aspects of the case. Gary Sease, a spokesman for rail line CSX Corp., said the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company is cooperating with law enforcement to recover the weapons and investigate the theft. "When any crime occurs, but especially any crime involving safety, we prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law and work in close cooperation with partners in law enforcement agencies," Sease said. The rifles were stolen on or around Nov. 12, authorities said. The boxcar was parked at the CSX Tilford Yard, about four miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. The Tilford Yard is one of the company's major rail yards in Georgia, according to the company's website. **** But you railfans stay away from Tilford! It is a secure facility! Well, maybe not as much as we would like for you to think!   Name: Pete Burris E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 November 2012 Scott Gray gives one hell of a blow job guys!   Name: CMDAVIS E-mail: cmd2031@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 November 2012 Hello CSX employees- Looks like your "pouting-Room" is getting full. I'm a Mechnical Power Technologist (Engineering Technology Oklahoma State University grad. of 1986) and I want you all to know Ive seen the same disregard for common sense treatment of fellow human beings as a result of overbearing and paranoid management personnel in the Naturl Gas industry, and the engine-driven-equipment industries that I have worked in. Even companies like Monsanto Ive found typically have managers with no heart these days - Mostly the bottom line seems to be the only rule that gets followed- Your sacrifices don't get you credit , your incentives are cut way back due to a lack of desire to engage and encourage subordinates in a constructive way. " Ruthless" comes to mind- its a movie from the 1940-50's that portrays a man who was raised as a young man who didnt have much to brag about when it came to loving parents- as a result, he walked all over everone that cared enough to help him get started in life including the young women who would have died to help him win in life. He turned to total shit- had zero integrity and in the end caused his own terrible endbecause he had No charity. Moral of this story - "Don't let the Bastards wear you down "-famous roman saying. Keep charity in your heart and hang in there- If you voted for Mitt Romney I think you were wise-- Dont be afraid to stick your kneck out and try to get ahead!   Name: Johnny K E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 November 2012 It is up here NOW and please get this out there. Romney and Ryan must come out against any and all tapping into the railroad Retirement pension plan. http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com/2012/08/railroad-retirement-is-major-issue.html Obama Attacking Romney On Railroad Retirement, The Biggest Stealth Issue Of The 2012 Election Update: We have done our best to be Paul Revere on this important issue. If conservatives stick their heads in the sand, and allow Romny/Ryan not to address this, it is going to result in four more years of Obama. How many votes did G.W. Bush beat Al Gore by in the 2004 election? Nothing is more true to the spirit of the “Taxed Enough Already movement” than privatized retirement trusts. And nothing is more tax and spend liberal than to try to liberate these trusts into the money-flushing toilet that is our government’s general fund. ***** (Update August 12, 1:32 PM) FULL RADIO INTERVIEW: Mark Levin says Paul Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney. I believe that Mark Levin is right, Ryan is a great pick, but he is going to need to clear up this issue before it becomes their Achilles Heel. ***** (Update August 12, 2012 4:11 PM) The purpose of this article to clear up the misinformation that is being spread by the Obama administration and campaign, and their union allies about Mitt Romney and his stance on railroad retirement. This is not an attack on Mr. Romney or Mr. Ryan. It is a heads-up!   Name: GC E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2012 ATTENTION!!! As you have noticed, which you should have, there have been several reissues of the CSX System Bulletins due to rule changes, errors in print, etc... If you are coming in and getting your first new reissue that cancels the previous reissue, DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERY PAGE AND UNDERSTAND ANY CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE! If you can not find the change that warranted the reissue then you need to get with the supervisor on duty and have them tell you what it is. DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU OR INTIMIDATE YOU INTO TAKING A TRAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CHANGE IS. It could be something fairly minor or something extremely serious. If the supervisor can not tell you what it is and wants you to leave to protect his departure time, then you make him tell you in front of other witnesses that you can leave without the knowledge of the rule change and that you will not be held accountable for breaking that rule because you were not made aware of it or given time to read the reissue thoroughly. We all know supervisors do not have the right to order you to violate an operating rule but if they dont know the answers to your questions and they want you out the door then they need to take responsibility before you leave. Read the reissues carefully. It has been reported that some procedures for certain rules have been changed or "worded" differently from the current operating rules book or timetables.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 October 2012 Just a simple question! Does----CSX have a Safety Bonus Program? If so for whom? Now send the site that will show, who and why! I know CSX has a safety program, and it covers everyone. The cash Bonus part is my concern. I can assure you that not one qualified, documented, response will arrive. We can spend our entire life looking for the man in the weeds and the booger just waiting to take us out. Time is better spent by just getting up, go to work, work by the rules, and have a happy life.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2012 SCREWED!!!!! Well if you didnt get the peice of toilet paper in the mail sent by none other than the king himself(mikey ward) then heres a shock for you. The bonuses are going to be very little and a possibilty of none at all! He blames the hard working men and women in the fields for lack of coal shipments and velocity being down. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE CRAP! The hard working blue collar workers have done everything they were supposed to do all year. It is his white collar peanut counters who are not doing THEIR JOBS! If coal is down it sure the hell is not the fault of any conductor or engineer! lISTEN UP MICKEY WARD. WE ALL CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW US ANY PROOF OF ANY TRAIN THAT DID NOT GET MOVED AND DELIVERED. SHOW US ONE TRAIN SITTING IN ANY YARD THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR OVER A YEAR. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT EVERY TRAIN THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MOVE HAS BEEN MOVED AND DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALL DONE OUR JOBS. IF COAL SHIPMENTS ARE DOWN ITS YOUR FAULT BECAUSE YOU HAVENT GIVEN THEM TO US TO MOVE. YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB! SO CUT YOUR BONUS AND YOUR RAISE AND GIVE IT TO THE REST OF US WHO HAVE DONE OUR JOB AND MOVED YOUR TRAINS. SELL YOUR SECOND HOME AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE REAL WORKERS! HOW DARE YOU BLAME US FOR BAD VELOCITY. TRY PUTTING SOME ADEQUATE POWER ON THE TRAINS. MAYBE WE COULD RUN TRACK SPEED. HOW ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT DOESNT DROP ITS LOAD OR OVER HEAT OR WHEELSLIP! GET RID OF YOUR WHIP AND BEAT AND RULE BY FEAR MENTALITY. GET YOUR WEED WEASLES OUT OF ALL THE BUSHES WAITING TO POUNCE ON US AT ANY MINUTE. GET DISPATCHERS WHO DONT TAKE 20 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE RADIO WHEN YOUR TRYING TO TONE THEM UP. GET YOUR RAIL UP TO DATE SO WE DONT GET THROWN OUT OF THE SEATS. ALWAYS HAVING TO SLOW DOWN TO PREVENT AN INJURY. YOU ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS. NO ONE TRUST YOUR EQUIPMENT. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRUST YOUR ERAD AND GPS TO BE CORRECT. WE ARE NOT STUPID! YOUR DETECTORS ARE A JOKE. ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEM. WE CANT AFFORD TO TRY AND RUN TRACK SPEED. THOSE THAT DO ARE FOOLS! WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RUN UNDER TO PROTECT OUR JOBS. SO GO AHEAD AND PUNISH US FOR DOING OUR JOBS THE SAFEST WAY WE KNOW HOW AND YOU NOT DOING YOURS. WE WILL BE WATCHING. WE WILL KNOW WHEN YOU HAND OUT BONUSES TO YOUR SUPERVISORS ON THEIR TEAM BUILDING TRIPS DISGUISED AS "SPENDING CASH"! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL THE LITTLE "PERKS" THEY GET. WE WILL BE WATCHING! WHEN YOU DO, IT WILL JUST BE MORE PROOF THAT YOU ARE PUNISHING THE REAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS AND NOT THOSE WHO ARE AT FAULT!   Name: oooh my E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 October 2012 CSX stock will probable be at 15 or 16 dollars a share if this railroad keeps going the way it is. Will someone in Jax wake the hell up and change things so we can go back to making money insted of trying to cut and save all the time.Get rid of some of those worthless upper managers that couldn't run a freaking train around a Christmas tree. Just amazing, freaking amazing.   Name: Way Over Due E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 October 2012 IT'S TIME, Upper management have cut the roots of CSX enough either by furloughs or piss poor attitudes they give everyone in the field, now its time to trim the top in Jax and other areas of wasted .Everybody knows if you cut the roots of a tree without trimming the top if falls over. So do something PLEASE, before we all yell TIMBER.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 October 2012 SIG MAN! You will never see any of us get a bonus for not getting hurt and working safe. First off, fra says it will only encourage us not to turn in any reportable injuries that are caused by the companies neglect. Second, there isnt any way in hell that the supervisors will let that happen because they get the bonuses for US NOT GETTING HURT! Why in the hell they get a bonus for us not getting hurt is a joke. I wonder if the stockholders know that the company is wasting all this money on supervisors that dont do anything but stalk employees to get a failure! They dont do a thing to keep us from getting hurt on the job. We do it OURSELVES! I dont know of ANYONE who wants to get hurt. Who wants to lose a leg or arm or maybe something worse. NO ONE DOES! Another reason they dont need a bonus is because they have shown in the past that they will headhunt injured employees so know one wants to take the risk of turning in an injury anyway. I think their so-called safety bonuses should be abolished all together and should be used to upgrade crappy equipment and locomotives(no air, no heat, bad toilets, etc...) and maybe put some good walking stone down and what ever. Maybe upgrade the radio repeaters for better coverage. Do what ever needs to be done in other departments as well........ HA HA HA HA .....never going to happen! Bonuses encourage them to stalk and headhunt. They dont turn in failures then they cant justify getting that bonus!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 October 2012 The Ethics hotline is a valued tool, which if used correctly, can help to protect the CSX workforce. Unfortunately, the Ethics hotline is abused by the very employees that are supposed to be protected by it. It has become a tool for the employee to use when they want to avoid being held accountable. They believe that if they can create a diversion by making a false accusation, then they can continue their unethical behavior of stealing company time or resources.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 October 2012 Has anyone noticed that CSX has a campain push on for the awareness of the “CSX Code of Ethics” and “Workplace Violence Awareness”. If you work for CSX you have received two propaganda mailings within the last month. The thing that they are not telling you is that the Crew Management Center is currently under investigation for a hostile work environment, coincidental, I think not. If you have any issues with a hostile work environment, be it the Crew Management Center, Customer Service, Train Dispatch, Trainmasters, or any other department or individual now is the time to act. Go to the OSHA website: http://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html to file an online complaint. Or go online to your local regional office at http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html and click you regional to file a live complaint. Now is the time to act, your name will be help confidential, and your complaint will be investigated. OSHA is fed up with the arrogance and hostile culture of the railroads and are levying record fines, back pay, and punitive damages to railroads. Railroad employees who have been wronged by the railroads are receiving record compensation for back pay, punitive damages, and reinstatement with personal records being cleared of all records associated with the incidents. You may also call 904.232.2895 this the office currently involved with the Crew Management Center. If you think your job is unsafe or you have been threatened, harassed, discriminated against or intimidated by management or fellow employees in any way, you want to contact OSHA and ask for a review and inspection of the incident. Contact OSHA, it is confidential. If you have been fired, demoted, transferred or discriminated against in any way for using your rights under the law, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination. The time to make a change is now, remember the corporate culture related to reporting workplace injuries? This is the same thing, they are just expounding their culture of harassment and intimidation to creating a hostile work environment.   Name: Maddawg E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 October 2012 Its Oct 4 2012. I have been away from Chicken Shit Xpress for almost 4 years. Life is great and CSX still sucks!   Name: Sad company E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 October 2012 Bob Frulla is the railroad and if you don't believe me just ask him......He has destroyed the Huntington division.....ask any huntington division employes including the officials....very sad place to be   Name: ydm ago E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2012 But what about LBT?z   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2012 RE; GLK, regarding the FRA: The FRA officials are 99% ex-company managers; usually RFEs, who are just a covert extension of company managers. In other words; there's really no federal oversight--it's just a scam. The carriers have had more fatalities (head/rear collisions) in the last 4 years than the previous 10 years combined. America carriers have more head/rear collisions than Canada and all the South American railroads combined (INCLUDING MEXICO). Crews are so afraid to lay-off knowing they are not fully rested due to always faulty line-ups and simply, to many distractions. Rail union bosses in union meetings; talks more about (what ifs) discipline from field testing than about genuine contract issues--such as claims pay-out or why CEOs are making$25 Million annually.... Think out loud people! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 September 2012 September 27, 2012......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2012 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on "Medical Standards for Railroad Workers." This report is something the FRA, Carriers and the International would like to keep under wraps! Google the caption and stay informed. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2012 This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees and former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a website has been developed because other people like the people who post on here just want to cry and complain all there life. My gosh people, if you dont like your job or this company quit. If you dont work for this company anymore and are still getting on here bashing it, well then you have problems way beyond what your posting on here. I heard Mcdonalds and Wal-Mart are hiring if any of you want the link to apply for there open positions. I am sure there wages and benefits are comporable. HA!!! not that there is anything wrong with working at those places, but i think alot of you have forgotten how lucky we have it. maybe you should all take a look at what you are doing at work or in your life. Look at why you are being targeted or why you are so miserable. I loved the story about the conductor that has been terminated while on probation while with a trainmaster on a train he had never been on. Hell yes you got fired and they had every right to fire you! Your length of employment stated less than 1 year which your right would still make you in your probationary period. If you didnt know managers are allowed to set you up in situations and see how you will react. Well in this case you got PUNK'D - If you have only been an employee for a few months you went through the REDI center. Do you remember in your first week at the training center going through a booklet and day long course on "COURAGE TO ACT"! Well it sounds like when they mail you the letter saying you got the boot there will be a copy of that book in it! It was set up so they would see if you would let rule violations occur or if you would have the courage to ACT and say something and then if that doesnt work DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! why would anyone just sit there and let someone else put your life in jeopardy! lets think about this - How many of you would let a X-Ray tech. operate on your heart per say! i hope known of you, and a doctor wouldnt let that happen either. If he say a xray tech going in to do a surgery he would say something and then stop it from happening because someone most likely could end up dead!!!I am very sorry you lost your job- that isnt a easy thing i know and i am not calling you out i am just trying to make a point! know matter wherer you work it is the same thing! Follow the rules, do what someone asks you to do whether more power, coworker or someone under you! lend a hand!!! This company takes care of there employees and if you dont think they do maybe you should take a leave of absense and go shadow someone at another company or job and see how good we got it again. I think a lot of you need a taste of the world outside the shell you are in at your current job! take care and quit the crying 

 Name: Jeff White E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 September 2012 "I know at one time several years ago the Irish economy was hot and a lot of Tech businesses moved operation there. I guess things have changed...oh well, more time to lift a pint of Guinness or a shot of Dew!" Exactly NOMO!!! But that is the whole thing. These people are happy! But as far as that guy getting arrested, how close to the property were you?? Were you on property?? Because that can cause a problem!! I know when I worked the Y327 in Baltimore at Bayview, I swung the Y and shoved back to two industries (Coke and I forgot the other one.) But people would stand and take pictures in the COCA-COLA PARKING LOT (they would only be 50 feet away but NOT ON PROPERTY). If you were on property, that is a whole new ball game!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2012 U should contact a lawyer and sue them for harassment Theres no law or signs that say u cant take pictures 

 Name: Jeff White E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2012 RRJ, You are EXACTLY right and thank you for understanding where I come from. It isn't the same place any more. Heck, I was there from 2004-2009 in Baltimore. And just the changes I saw in my short time there was unbelievable. However, lets get one thing straight. I LOVED THE JOB AND TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT I DID AND MY "PERFECT" SAFETY RECORD WHILE I WAS THERE REFLECTS THAT!! But the politics just got to be too much and I saw (as you said) "OLD TIMERS" looking out for their own and these new hires not looking out for the future generation of railroaders. Otherwise, everyone complained (as they do on here) in the break rooms, but when action needed to be taken (union meetings, union rep elections, train master walking into break room, etc), they folded their tails between their legs and were intimidated!! I am not one to be intimidated and I speak my mind. I was ALWAYS told while I was there "watch what you say man!!" As I always did, I replied, "I HAVE OTHER SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS!!!" Which I am proving today while I work for the US Government over sea's and making $120,000 a year (OVER twice the amount I made with CSX)!!! I am not stating that to show I am better than anyone!!! I am not better than that man/woman begging for change out on the street. But even the CEO of CSX is not better than me. We are all equal!! It is just the fact that some people have more power. But until you stand together as one (as you said yourself RRJ with union meetings), you will get nothing accomplished!! And I didn't (and still don't) see that happening. But I hope all is going well with everyone and good luck!! Stay safe and God Bless!! Sincerely, Jeff White P.S.- Can someone PLEASE give me the address to the Halethorpe facility and a contact in Baltimore so I can ship my radio, switch key, hotel card, etc. back to them?? I would really appreciate it. You can e-mail it to me at the address above. I over sea's but my stuff will be shipped from the states and I need to let my family know. Thanks again and good bless!!:0)   Name: wtf E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 September 2012 Pitt whips Va Techs butt They need to hire Bob Frulla back as head coach, that way he could fire all the coaches for losing to Pitt, hell Bob fire all the players too, why not, you could take on all teams by yourself with your mentallity, remember there is no I in TEAM or so they say   Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2012 I have to say to you guys, if you all are really so pissed off with CSX, and so strongly believe that "CSX Sucks", then why don't you guys just do the simplest thing in the world to combat that problem.....QUIT!!! Do you really thinking whining and complaining about things, yet I bet not a single one of you do ANYTHING to change things for the better, is ever going to solve anything?? Especially whining and complaining on this site or any site for that matter?? Don't you think this site is just as bad for company and employee morale as anything anyone from management at CSX can do to bring morale down??? Why don't you guys just focus on doing your part to make the job and the experience better? Do your part to work more safely, do your part to keep management off your backs, instead of wasting that same energy to bitch, moan, groan and complain on this site, or any site, yet do absolutely NOTHING to make your work site and your company any better!! And come on now, how really can CSX suck if some of you guys have been with the company for so long?? (Some of you 10 or more years +!!) I bet you guys come work over here as a Conductor for just one calendar year, I bet by the end of the first 2 weeks, you guys will be screaming to come back to freight, where your cargo doesn't talk back, blame you for everything under the sun, curse, spit, and assault you, make up false complaints about you just because they were in the wrong regarding a fare or policy, etc. etc. etc., we can be here a LONG time discussing this, not to add to that our own managerial issues. All we do is our parts to do things better, keep management and the people off our backs!! You guys don't have to deal with the rigors of passengers service, especially NY Area passenger service, so consider yourselves extremely lucky!! And again, if you don't like working for CSX, just do the world and CSX a favor and QUIT!!! I am sure MANY of the 10s of 1000s of people laid off from American Airlines, US Airways, the United Airlines/Continental Airlines merger and the people axed from General Motors plants across the East which have been closed down, would love nothing more than to take your place, and have you take their places sitting at home with nothing to do. So all of you guys who moan and groan here, and especially whomever created this site should all truly SHUT THE FUCK UP, enjoy the fact you have jobs and are gainfully employed, and instead of wasting energy and time making sites like this and moaning and groaning about EVERYTHING CSX, do your parts to make the job, job title, and work site/location BETTER!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2012 Train wrecks and crew fatalities reporting: Why is if that the railroads do not report the cause of head-on collisions to all--at least to TE&Y employees? It's always a wait and see as to what the feds will report--even though the collisions be can determine immediately.   Name: Jeff White E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2012 It is so awsome to come on this site and actually see I made a wise decision to get out of this crap hole. My goodness!!! I feel so damn sorry for all RAILROADERS (NO MATTER WHAT CLASS I COMPANY)!!! I will repeat something previousley stated on this site and I love the quote...."It is September 16th 2012 AND CSX STILL AND ALWAYS WILL SUCK!!! For you ladies and gentleman sticking with it, stay safe and good luck (< your going to definitely need that!! LUCK).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2012 It never changes, it never gets any better. September 10, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: Ex T&E E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 September 2012 http://the-railfan-nation.deviantart.com/journal/Debunking-CSX-sucks-com-220119718 My first visit to this site in 5 years. I quit CSX because I would not and could not put up with being treated like a turd everyday. Why would you go to work day after day, then get on a forum board and complain about a job you hate?   Name: S. Lewis E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 September 2012 Due to the recent events of fatalities, derailments that led to public fatalities; the Feds are camped-out at every major carrier's operational centers to review operations and it's not looking good for the carriers. Rumors of the feds completely isolating TE&Y personnel from the carriers to avoid any conflicts of interest that led to less oversight of serious rules violations. In other words; a lot of pro active employees have called the feds hotline! The feds action could reduce road crews hours comparable to airline pilots with no reduction in pay. Uncontested rate increases are not being invested in operational improvements and the only beneficiaries of rate increases are the senior executives staff and lobbyist. Stay informed!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 September 2012 More CSX corruption: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57506994/obama-romney-offer-different-solutions-to-unemployed/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule Please comment on the story on the CBS news site. Maybe they will investigate them.   Name: watch dog E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2012 ALERT.....ALERT......ALERT... CHICAGO DIVISION HEADS ARE SO EMBARRASSED BY DERAILMENTS, REAR END COLLISIONS AND RF GOOF UPS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING GLD EMPLOYEES FOR AS MANY FAILURES AS THEY CAN GET. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN GET ENOUGH FAILURES ON US THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE TO THE POWER IN JACSKSONVILLE THAT GLD EMPLOYEES ARE JUST AS BAD AND INCOMPETENT AS THEY ARE....WATCH YOUR BACKS, DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. DO NOT MOVE YOUR TRAINS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AT ALL. THE BANNER TEST WILL BE TRICKY. SOME WILL BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY RAILGRADE CROSSINGS WITH GATES. MAKE SURE GATES ARE DOWN 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU ENTER THAT CROSSING! FOLLOW YOUR HORN RULES! SOME MAY BE DOUBLE TESTED WITH BANNERS INFRONT OF DEFECT DETECTORS. KNOW YOUR DETECTOR RULES. IF YOU GO OVER 2 IN A ROW AT LESS THAN 8 MPH WALK YOUR TRAINS! LOOK FOR EXTRA WARNING BOARDS, FUSES BY YOUR RAIL. REDUCE YOUR SPEEDS IMMEDIATLEY WHEN YOU SEE AN APPROACH AGAIN, REVIEW EVERY LITTLE RULE. GIVE THEM NO ROPE TO HANG YOU WITH!   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: patriot@USA.org Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 September 2012 The Feds have initiated a salvo against the Carriers in light of recent fatalities. Apparently, the Feds realized that leaving Robber Barons uncontested is a fail fail policy, that compromises the employees, and the public safety and above all; the continued self-raiding of corporate funds for personals gains while delaying much needed funds for safety improvements. Is your CEO worth$25,000,000.00 annually? There has been recent fatal accidents that could have been avoided; if only the Carrier had spent a few thousand $$in maintenance cost. Now imagine the cost of lawsuits from the accidents.$$Millions! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 September 2012 APE: Remember the past few years when the company was posting profits every quarter, and they asked the unions to give back on the insurance? Remember when all the unions pulled together for a fight on that issue and almost went on strike? What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier, selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone? We'll give you a hint, it wasn't the BLET. USELESS TRANSPORTATIONS UNION! 

 Name: BLETSUX E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 September 2012 Brothers, As a Loco Engineer/Conductor for CSX and a member of the UTU, I Would urge you all to look very closely at your BLET Leadership, The BLET has for years given up more and more to the company and stands up for nobody but themselves and "friends", the current Attendance policy is a perfect example of this, how many of you get sick for only 24 hours?? How many of you go to the Dr's office every time you feel bad? And given our new insurance rates and benefits, who could afford to go to the Doc every time. I know from first hand experience that our local BLET LC only takes care of himself and his "Buddies", anyone else and you are straight screwed, you get no representation from him at all, he throws claims submitted to him in the trash, won't answer the phone, unless of course you happen to be his "BUD", he has managed to get all the company "ASS KISSERS" on the safety committee and representing the "Redblock Program", he goes to all the safety committee meetings even though he is not ON the committee. WTF?? The BLET is as corrupt as the Mafia, All the BIG WIGS from the BLET play golf with CSX management, if you don't think so, then you are an IDIOT!! They will sell us all down the river for a dime if it keeps them in a cushy union job, All you need to do to prove this is look at your pay stub from 10 years ago and compare it to one from last half? How much more is taken out in deductions?? I was a strong supporter of the Unions since my father was a HUGE union man himself but after seeing how our BLET leadership kisses ass and bends over for the company and its managers on a regular basis, Idecided that my interests would be better served by the UTU and made the move back, You should all consider doing the same!! 

 Name: KJ Richards E-mail: lr56@nzero.com Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 August 2012 Circumventing lay-off harassment under Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA). The guidelines from FRSA policy can protect employees from discipline, if the employee follow the appropriate steps to avoid any discipline. When left with no choice but to lay-off from inaccurate line-ups, drop turns, excessive time (12+) on duty, and even calls (distractions) from managers while in OK status. Call the Safety Hot Line and give a detailed account of your issues and report your lay-off as a FRSA personal safety concern and to avoid injury to yourself and others. If you're sited for any of the times you lay-off while calling the Safety Hot Line; file a complaint under the guidelines of the FRSA. It works! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2012 CJ The assessment can be any where from 60 days to termination. There are a lot of factors that come into play in each situation. Long story short. If you have a card to play, play it. You're in a situation where you need help, call in a favor. Other wise don't be shocked when you see what CSX considers a "fair and impartial hearing". Here are a few examples The Chicago Division had an engineer and conductor pull into a work authority. The engineer, who had gotten past a red signal a few years prior to this incident threatened to play the race card if his punishment was more than 60 days. Low and behold, he was assessed 60 days for his second offensive. Another engineer was working with a conductor that had a target on his back. They went through a red signal. The conductor had an improperly trained, and unqualified pilot. The engineer had a spotless record after 15 plus years of service. The conductor who had never seen the territory before and had a pilot, along with the engineer were terminated. The improperly trained pilot served 30 days, then came back to work.. To answer your question, your punishment is determined not by the "fair and impartial company officer", but by the number of cards you can play, the faviors you can call in, or how hard your local chairman is willing to fight for you. Hope this helps. 

 Name: CJ Jennings E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 August 2012 Question: What kind of discipline is accessed if a red signal is passed? Heard one and done 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 August 2012 8-22-2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!! 

 Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: unionspring69@ggmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2012 The Patriot: To all Americans who want to change the discourse in corporate, political and union leadership. You must start from the bottom up. Start by cleaning the ranks from the local levels, because that's where the corruption begins. To see what your union boss is making go: unionfacts.org 

 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2012 I wish someone would go on under cover boss to show how thw railroad is really operated at the T & E level of operations. I not talking the Wards, Daleys,dr Munoz, as such, but maybe some big share holders or board members, some body who would be neutral on the way business of railroading should be done. I think they would pull their hair out or maybe even sell off all that stock they own real quick like. Management needs a major shake up from Trainmasters on up.So i hope the wish will come true but I doubt it.GOOD LUCK 

 Name: thatuldo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 August 2012 CSX has got to be the mismanaged corp. in the U.S. our head honchoe gets on national TV and lies about how great our co. is. Any who knows or works in the coal industry knows how bad the business is and the lack of loadings on CSX. They say other parts of the railroad are making up for lost revenue,bull lies to keep stock up so when you see big shots selling large amount of stock be afraid and sell yours, cuz sometin ain't right. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 August 2012 D.K. Jones is a GOD! I worship D.K. D.K. is FAR Superior to God or Jesus! I Love D.K. Jones! D.K., I would die for you. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 August 2012 I see all of the post that talk about the rules. 3 point, 50 ft, moving equipment, Banner testing, Switch testing. I know where you are coming from. The bottom line is I am one of those that did that to you. We ignored the rules, and I mean all of them. Rule G was something that happened to old Bob 7 years ago. The Conductor took the crew, did not matter, just load them on and go. The RR had no comment. We had Fireman show up for work with a pillow, and drunk, we took him simply because that was the right thing to do at the time. We had engineers show up with cold beer in a sack, with a new fireman that could never complete the trip. That was me. Never had an engineer drunk enough,to not run safely, we just ran a little faster. Every Engineer and Conductor would tell a story about setting out a drunk on the other end. That never happened, however if ya got both ends pissed, they would set out a Brakeman, or fireman. I never saw that either. As I left the RR the Apprentice Engineer program did generate a few calls for a REAL ENGINEER. I am thinking only 2 or so. As Obama pushes the crap, so do the Unions, and so did ME

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2012 I strongly suspect any computer program can be manipulated. I also suspect that VERY FEW people working at CSX have that capability.We certainly don't encourage intellectual curiosity or creative people in any area. Anyone that does know how to do it probably keeps it very quiet. There are probably broad reaching, vague, unintelligible laws that could, in the right hands, be used to suggest this is illegal. (Digital Rights, SOFA, Patriot Act, etc.. all loaded with vagueness in content but great specificity in punishment). Now, the best publication that may possibly know something is 2600, who also give meeting locations sometime for public discussion groups - all legal. Probably the big problem is that many folks would be curious about serious matters for fun or and how it works, but very few would be interested in a HD train download, unless their dad worked there. Just a thought.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2012 Someone help me out... I was recently told it was possible for the download from the engine to be manipulated or edited to protect the guilty or doom the innocent. Not the hard drive on the recorder, the download on the RFE's laptop. I'm no IT expert but with some of the things computers can now do, I wouldn't be surprised. It would explain the difference in the trip facts from the down load and the conflicting physical evidence that sometimes appear at crossing accidents. How can the FRA know the disc they get from the carriers is authentic and unaltered or do they get the recorder in the event of a major event?   Name: The Silver Sharpie E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2012 Brothers and Sisters of the Nashville Division; Trainmaster Justin Reeves really did a number on himself when he put nearly a hundred dollars worth of diesel fuel into the trainmaster's unleaded fuel only Super Duty. It's now sitting in the shop with major damage, and all bets are on saying that he and his buddy Shawn Helm are trying to keep what really happened away from good ole' Pete Burrus. What's the matter, Reeves? All of those frivolous charges and ruined careers catching up with you? How's it feel to be in the crosshairs for once? What will your family say when you go home and tell them you got fired, like the hundreds of engineers and conductors that have fallen victim to your vengeful games? It's a shame when the playing field gets leveled, huh?   Name: cant wait to retire E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2012 His name is Danny Jerrell not Gerald either way you spell it he's the same scratchey voice idiot. He knows nothing about railroading he learned from Jack (fat slob) Vierling who is now AVP of car management (figure that on out) nice human resources he screwd up the dispatch center first then the Huntington Division along with the Great Lakes Division now Car management GOD BLESS US ALL. When are the short yellow buses going to quit dropping off all the workers in management. Way to go you Fat ass you blew the right person   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2012 MIT Under the new OSHA guidelines, if an employee lays-off sick or is unsafe to work. The carriers cannot harass, intimidate, or threaten employees for excessive lay-offs for "safety concerns," if documented (doctor's statement). Laying-off sick for personal safety--is reporting safety concerns; which is protected under OSHA guidelines. It's the same as reporting unsafe equipment. Employees are an extension of equipment; who's required to operate the equipment in a safe manner. There are several links that are very useful for your guidance. www.trainlaw.com/FRSA-Library/ Pass it on and keep us all safer for the next trip.   Name: lilbuddy E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2012 Everybody from the executive level of the company to the front line managers to the union heads to the FRA to the Board of Directors, all anyone wants is a fat pay-day and to be stroked. Nothing else will matter. Good conscience, out the window!   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2012 Hey EZreeder: Perhaps the perception of the laws of corporate governance has changed...a word here, a comma there which looks good to shareholders and casual observers. However, in the final analysis, they are just words and are meaningless unless acted upon. Keep in mind the investors only care about one thing...results. How those result are achieved are conveniently overlooked. Also, it takes a vote of the shareholders to amend the company's Articles of Incorporation which, unless recommended by the Board, doesn't stand a chance. It's also interesting that you mention the outside auditors...a comment or two about that. First and foremost, these firms earn millions of dollars in fees annually to provide companies like CSX services which makes them susceptible to suggestions from management. These firms will not lie, however they have been know to creatively present the numbers, at management's cajoling, in a more favorable light. To me, the absolute biggest red flag in a company's financial health is when the auditors change. The only reason they change is because they resign so they won't have to lie or are terminated because they won't kowtow to management's demands.   Name: EZreeder E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2012 NoMo- You'd better go back and look at the proxy ballots again. The laws of corporate governance are changing, thanks to the wreckage on Wall Street. There should also be something in the articles of incorporation that stipulate what % of approval that a director nominee has to attain. As for the intermodal/carload question, I think it is just indicative of the bs we see in politics today. Instead of supporting the people who actually make things in this country, and BUY things in this country, we will give cut rates to those who import all the things we've designed and originally built. It's pitiful. As for the captive customers- hey, we got plenty of gas- all the export markets are stalling for coal, so if they're putting all their eggs in that basket- well, maybe when Mike retires in a few years his stock will still be worth something. They constantly yak about their drive to 65. Big Effin' deal. Anybody who works in this company knows their statistics are mostly bullshit, that's why I continue to vote against their choice of auditors, cuz those guys are asleep at the wheel. It's offensive to me as a stockholder that this management team continues to chase the low-end of the business. Pitiful. Just pitiful.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 July 2012 Hey EZreeder: Not a bad way of looking at that when it comes to Shareholder proposals, some of which have a great deal of merit but get poo-pawed because the board considers them intrusions into their domain. Remember though we are talking about the BoD...things don't work like that when it comes to the election of directors. Unless there's a proxy fight all directors stand for election unopposed. You can't vote against a director...you can vote for, withhold authority to vote for, or abstain. If you fail to cast a ballot, the Board will vote your shares for you in accordance with the Boards recommendations. Why the disparity in the volume vs. revenue numbers...I guess the rates are low in order to compete with the other carriers. Their logic being what they lose in margins, they gain in volume. I'm sure there's a bonus trigger attached somehow. Also Intermodal is easy, moves faster among other things, and fits CSX's game plan of exclusively becoming a line haul carrier. If CSX never switched another car it wouldn't bother them one bit. I might also add that the lost margins are passed along to other captive shippers like power generators, who pass along the shopping costs to their customers!   Name: EZreeder E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2012 NoMo- The proxy materials are a piece of cake! They clearly tell you the way the board of minions wants you to vote, so you can easily vote the opposite. That's what I do almost every year, except when those morons from the CDF tried their takeover. The real question is why people invest in such a retarded business model to begin with. You look in the last 2 annuals, and it clearly tells you that intermodal freight consists of 35% or so of the volume of business we handle, but produce only 12% of the revenue. Now tell me this, why does our company continue to subsidize this "China Shipping Express", to the detriment of our carload, bill-paying customers? Something is not right. While NS doubles the size of their Bellevue, OH freight yard, CSX continues to chase this nickle and dime crap of intermodal. It's insane.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 July 2012 Hey Frank: Noble thought but it won't work for the following reasons... 1) Ward nominates the directors 2) Shareholders elect the directors based on the Boards recommendation. 3) Board appoints CEO 4) Most employees don't take the time to read or understand their union contract, do you think they'll read and understand the Proxy material? 5) Finally, all the employees' stock collectively isn't enough to change anything. Although it might get their attention. The real problem with CSX is over the last 10 years, they've hired idiots for front line managers. They have been promoted and another batch or two hired in. The seasoned veterans who know how to railroad have either retired or so far up the ladder, they've lost touch with the line. As was pointed out in another recent post, the quality of the craft hires has also hit bottom. Going forward, finding employees retiring with 40+ years of service will be rarity.   Name: THATWILLDO E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2012 If you want to put the blame on a group of people for putting un-qualified people positions on the railroad blame Human Resourses. On CSX every company position has bonus perks, so the HR Dept. has one to. They are based on open vancancies to be filled, to many open positions no BONUS so do u think the misfits in HR care how the actual railroad is run in the realworld, hell they don't know the difference between a boxcar and a caboose. Hell why not but a person from say finance to an ADM in transportation or a car salesman as a trainmaster, job is filled who cares we got our BONUS. So keep up the great job filling those positions HR........WTF   Name: frank E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2012 Attention fellow CSX employees. Getting tired of the theft payroll is doing to our pay check pay period after pay period? Tired of how our stock isn't going up, and the quality of the equipment we're forced to work with is going down? When you think moral or the way we T&E employees can't get any worse, it does. Are you shocked? You shouldn't be. Look at who we have running this company. Mike Ward personally brought Tony Ingram and David Brown over to CSX from NS. The two of them started bring over the managers that helped NS gain the name Nazi Southern. Mike then put Cindy Sanborn under Tony Ingram and David Brown to learn how they managed, and to study their "Nazi Southern Mentally" so that she be the next VP over we T&E employees. Cindy Sanborn may be the wealthiest women on the railroad, but WE ALL have something in common with her. We all own stock that has voting rights and allows us to attend and speak at the shareholders meetings. Its time we start talking among ourselves and voting our shares. We need to vote Mike Ward and his personally appointed buddies off the board of directors. We all have the ability to band together and change the future of our company. Meaningful change starts from the top down. Its time we started a grass roots movement to change the culture of our company. We can change the culture of our company by voting Mike Ward and those that he appointed to the board of directors OUT. Elections may be a ways off, but there is no time like the present to start a grass roots movement to clean house, starting with Mike Ward and his board of directors. .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2012 July 25, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2012 To my fellow CSX-Sucks users, I'm sending my apology now about putting this on every post,. Hopefully as you scroll throughout the forums today, you'll understand why I did this. LOL Its time to give up on last years news. Laura is old news and we've moved on to topics that require thought, and maybe a bit of insight. Why don't you put your big boy pants on and join us at the grown up table as we adults discuss matters of value and importance. For example..... ways we can work together to keep our job while facing continued attacks on our lively hood by CSX's crack management team.   Name: csxsucks E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2012 You guys need to check the wheels on your engines. The csx managers at the engine house will run them with bad wheels just to make the power desk happy. We changed some wheels a while back that were really really bad. Guess what the unit derailed if it hadn't it would of still be pulling frieght. I wish I knew who was on it when it happened cause I would sing like a song bird. I left csx there the dirtest people I have ever seen. I even thought about writing a book about how bad they are. I mean who in there right mind dumps a retention tank on the ground. I fucking hate csx   Name: BEEN AROUND E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2012 Really, 2.3 mil for a fancy house sounds low end. I know JAX is cheaper than L.A., but in my town the really rich pay more than that, and we are semi low cost. Not saying I would turn such a house down, since it is worth way more than where I live. Just FWIW.   Name: 100E E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2012 Looks like Big Mike can afford to own two riverfront homes, furnish them and have backyard BBQ's while you work your behind off and have claims denied for no valid reason. CSX CEO Michael Ward buys 2.3M riverfront home http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2012/07/16/csx-ceo-michael-ward-buys-23m.html   Name: CJones E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2012 The recent carrier/union study suggest that all accidents that happens between 3-5am, are sleep deprivation related. Research "circadian trough." The studies conducted on several participants suggest that a majority participants could not maintain alertness during the testing periods and could not recall the brief moments of passing-out. In other words, the feds will give freebies if accidents happens around the 3-5am time period.   Name: Ivestigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2012 Need names, numbers, and titles of the Jax officials. Some were willing to talk about safety issues that's detrimental to train operations....Will use the same "contact code" when calling.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2012 Other, Trip optimizer has to bet set up by the engineer each trip. Must put all train info into it. I think its great! Let a stupid little box run the train. If it messes things up and tears the train up there isnt anything they can do to the engineer or the conductor. Conductor cant be held responsible for the actions of that box. Right now we are all being held accountable for the crap the engineer misses like not blowing the horn or speeding or what ever they can try and pin on us now. Besides, if you knew anything about csx and their maintenance record you would know that this thing is going to be so much trouble its not even going to be funny. They cant keep their rolling junk running let alone an optimizer box! Im not sure but I think the thing cant take into consideration all the different variable that are in place on each train. Like the yms putting all the weight on the end of the train instead of the head end. Or maybe and engine not running right and only having 4 working throttle positions. Going to be fun to watch!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 June 2012 Don't look now but our elitist white collar friends are implementing 1 more step to getting rid of all of us. "TRAIN OPTIMIZER". thats the latest bullshit now coming to replace you. use it or else. thats system notice 114. can't for the life of me understand why the unions are happy about PTC. if you have less than 20 yrs you have to get the hell out of there. there is no future there for you, go to amtrak or a commuter outfit near you. within the next 10 yrs these bastards will get rid of road conductors and soon thereafter everybody.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2012 June 21, 2012.....CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!   Name: Furlough retention board E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2012 I also wanted to say that the furlough retention board seems like a part-time work force and plays into the company's hands. While on it I have worked almost everyday I have been marked up. I will be able to draw unemployment very soon and will probably just furlough. If everyone on the board will do the same, eliminate the part-time workforce, the company will not be able to collect their 250/week overpayments and will consistently run out of conductors and brakemen. This may help everyone get back to work.   Name: Furlough retention board E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2012 Conditions less than 1 year I understand what you are talking about. I am in the same boat but from experience at other jobs and a gut feeling we should stick it out. I hope you are not on the furlough retention board because you are marked up 3 days and off 4 per week but, only paid for 2 days. In addition, they have yet to pay it correctly and are not sending checks or grossly overpaying then deducting 250/half. I don't know what contract you are under but with ours we should be able to go to other terminals and qualify but are being denied. I stand for 25+ jobs at nearby terminals and cannot take one as a brakeman. I also have younger employees working at my home terminal, marked up, and cannot take or qualify there either. I can say that I live near several mines and the loadouts have coal stacked to the moon but not moving. I think that there is a lot of political posturing going on and the toughest rooster will win. Keep your chin up!   Name: carl taylor E-mail: cltaylor@aol.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2012 Shutup, you bunch of whinning babies. I spent 20 years baby sitting for you children.   Name: richard lewis E-mail: lewislpr@aol.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2012 My truck loaded with antique cars was hit in stating Georgia after getting stuck on the tracks.the engineer had to be asleep because the mayor of stating was on the tracks waving and they never even tried to stop although they had better than a quarter mile to see us.also since my wreck in 2011 there has been a new load of cars stuck the same way.   Name: listen up? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 April 2012 READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY? !!!!! WHEN YA GET ORDERS TO COMMIT A POSSIBLE UNSAFE ACT? THIS SHOULD OR COULD BE YOUR RESPONSE? ARE YOU TELLING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT? SPELL THIS OUT? DO NOT REFUSE ! GET A WITNESS? REPEAT OVER RADIO IF NEED BE ? !!!! P.S . JUST A THOUGHT AFTER GETTING HARASSED MYSELF 90+ EFFICIENCY CHECKS IN A YEAR! WORK SAFE ! SLOW IS GOOD AND SAFE WATCH YOUR BACK !!!!!   Name: potts jl. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2012 i've been working out here little over 30 yrs. now. i seen alot of changes some for the good and some for the bad.my point is there is so many men on the street looking for a job so if you dont like it or you are not happy, well good bye iam tired of these non working little pricks bitching about the railroad. if you hate it so damn bad just quit. you little bitch we need men who wants to a good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 April 2012 April 2, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2012 Holy crap! That's some serious acquisations that shouldn't of been posted on here. I hope it gets taken off.   Name: Timothy Buckwalter Jr. E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 March 2012 Leonard F Shaner Jr. Conrail6370@yahoo.com, is a child pornographer, molester and shitbag. everyone who knows him hates him......he harasses kids and teenagers and girls who wont go out with him. he lives at 139 Buckwalter Rd. Pottstown PA 19465   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 March 2012 Hey Breaker: I think I read where he hit a coal truck So unless the trucks owner or driver sues CSX, which is highly unlikely or CSX pulls Potato Head's phone lugs, we'll never know. It will take someone from the Region or Corporate to get involved because the fix is in!   Name: breaker E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 March 2012 NoMo, We heard the DE was really chatting on his phone, didn't pay attention and hit the coal hauler, claiming his brakes failed. I wonder if he filled out his inspection and did a walk-around?   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 March 2012 The ABS failed? I have a '01 GMC Yukon and there is a warning light, actually two in the instrument panel. One on the left side in amber and the other on the right in red. Regardless of what happened, he was driving a defective vehicle because the warning lights were on. He has no excuses...lets see if CSX walks the walk?   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 March 2012 The ABS failed? I have a '01 GMC Yukon and there is a warning light, actually two in the instrument panel. One on the left side in amber and the other on the right in red. Regardless of what happened, he was driving a defective vehicle because the warning lights were on. He has no excuses...lets see if CSX walks the walk?   Name: ease up E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2012 Locomotive Engineer, I heard about the DE having the accident. He claimed the ABS brake system malfunctioned...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 March 2012 was div.manager for hunington div. involved in collision with coal truck while riding with maintanance crew between martin ky. and hazard ky?   Name: maher E-mail: maher_majdalawi@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2012 HI please you can proveded me any information for list and quality control for railway. best regards eng. maher majdalawi   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 February 2012 Posted on all sections for the uninformed: A Bloomberg article posted from researchers indicates that: "The Wealthy Are More Likely to Lie or Cheat to Maintain an Edge" I'm surprised at the fox guarding the hen house [Bloomberg] mention the article!   Name: johnnywadd E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 February 2012 CSX SUCKS IN EVERY ASPECT CLOWNS ARE RUNNING THE CIRCUS THERE FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SELKIRK   Name: Dennis E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2012 10 long years of being treated badly was enough for me. I left CSX 4 years ago. Now I see CSX, advertising on TV, radio and in print. Why? Do their current customers get treated as badly as the employees? Sorry for posting in a forums, this question didn't fit in any one category.   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: antigreed@informed.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 February 2012 To: No Mo, To review any corporate ceo salary and other generous benefits; you simply goggle the name and Forbes will usually have a complete profile of the ceo. It's very simple...you should know that...you been on this site for a while posting! Maybe post it in the ready room!   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: fearme@suckers.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 February 2012 A corporate CEO who makes 20 MILLION ANNUALLY+STOCK OPTIONS...Pays a salary of 100,000 to a few BOUNCERS; who's sole task is to harass you and keep you working daily and keep[your]the attention off-of his 20 MILLION SALARY[and options]--which has now accumulated to 100 MILLION. Without naming the complainers--"suckers," I'll leave it to--you-all and your UNION OFFICERS to figure-it-out!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 February 2012 All of the RR transportation dept Bitching comes from 2 places. 1. Micro management. 2. Inability to lay off. Folks the whole world has time to go to the dentist, yep set an appointment, and be there. Tell the kids yep Saturday I will be at the game. Telling your kids, time after time--- well maybe, not sure, does not look good, and failing to meet any of them. See how it works. RR is what it is, not hard work, just hard to work around.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 February 2012 hey schoolboy, its a known fact that there is not the railroader who does not bitch at times, the bitching is part of the job, oh yea i was so happy too when i got hired at age 18, and even said i would never bitch about such a good paying job,, we all do it, the bitching no matter what company we work for,, its human nature to bitch about things at times, its that some do it more than others, in fact i would say 90% of rr peeps deep down inside love thier jobs cuz railroading gets in yer blood per say & will stay,, i know many who have been retired & they still talk about the rr, some even come to yard and vist at times from all crafts too.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2012 Hi i am just wondering how many block-interlocking towers are still in use in the usa,, i don,t to many? My personal thoughts-- these new central disp centers suck, We all know that when we had the towers that things ran very well & you got a answer on the radio right away, ha ha a far cry from today, name me 1 time when a disp at one of these new centers answered the radio in a min,, ha ha bet you can,t name more than 5 times! Not only that but it seems every time the weather conditions go bad, ie rain, snow, cold, the system goes hay wire, traffic can,t be reversed, tol,s ect, ect, sure is keeping the signal maintainers busy, its like those guys are out in the field now 24-7 trying to fix the problems and delying trains big time, on time preformence, ha ha lmfao, cuz thats what the rr ,s said the new disp systems would do and they were wrong but they will never admitt to that, The entire central dispatch thing was done only for 1 reason-- to get rid of jobs-ie the tower operators, i know cuz when i hired on we had reg time table traines, they got rid of all that-ie called when needed now and they could care rats ass now on how long it takes a train to get over the road, all in the name of saving a few bucks, no wonder we lost so many shippers to trucks, cuz the truckers deliver on time, and the rr,s keep bitching that they have to cut costs, yea at the expensie of losing a lot of busniess,,, if i ran a busniess like the rr, i would be bankrupt in a month, its like they just don,t give a shit, hell i known tm,s who went to companys served by the rr and they told them to ship by other means if they could,, you don,t run a company like that, but the rr sure does it that way, and who gets the blame? of course its us workers who get the blame for thier stupid ways of thinking when they lose money, i hired out a while back and i heard it from my first day on the rr,, abolish jobs. i rest my perry mason case.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 February 2012 Just for conversation. Reading the local news today it seems that TVA has 10 power plants that they want to replace, convert,to natural gas. The plan is 2 now and the rest in the future. local short line RR was interviewed (P&L) stated 50% of their business was TVA coal. I may be wrong, cause this is just a guess, 50% coal is close to CSX operations, just a much larger scale.   Name: School Boy E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 January 2012 IF you don't like the company why work there? The good thing about this great country God Made, is that you are free to work anywhere and not forced to work here. So again I ask, why stay here? Why not leave? Oh that's right, you can't get a BETTER job else where.   Name: Conrail Twitty E-mail: Twittyman @yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 January 2012 T.D. on the Nashville Sub,,,,,,need I say anymore   Name: Corp Comm E-mail: Bye bye Brown Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 January 2012 Dear CSX Employees, I am pleased to announce the appointments of Oscar Munoz as executive vice president and chief operating officer and Fredrik Eliasson as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Oscar and Fredrik are respected leaders, both inside and outside of our industry, and people I trust to help guide and energize the organization with the highest degree of success and integrity. What means even more to me than their leadership and business skills is their passion for our company and its future. Oscar replaces David Brown, who is no longer with the company. As stated in the press release, the company’s decision to make this change is unrelated to CSX’s financial condition, business performance or outlook, all of which remain strong. We have a great operating team, and I am highly confident that they will achieve even greater levels of success in the future. Dean Piacente will succeed Fredrik as vice president of sales and marketing for the chemicals and fertilizer business, a position he held previously. Dean is highly respected among this customer group and the transition will be seamless. We will quickly identify a successor to Dean for his financial planning and analysis responsibilities. Also along with these new appointments, we are making a few additional organization realignments. Frank Lonegro and the Technology organization will be moved to Operations, reporting to Oscar. This change will ensure that there is even more integration between Technology and Operations as we prepare our company to implement Positive Train Control and maintain all of the key systems necessary to run our railroad safely and efficiently. At the same time, Fran Chinnici and the Purchasing organization and Steve Crosby and the Real Property group will both report to Lisa Mancini in her role as chief administrative officer. We just completed a record financial year for CSX, and we believe that we are headed together for a strong 2012. Please join me in building on the leadership changes announced today by continuing to deliver top-notch performance in the year ahead. Sincerely, Michael Ward   Name: RUKidding E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 10 January 2012 To LE 30+: You mention that you are "pro union", yet the facts you cite in your diatribe on the current state of unions is a little off the mark, as are your comments on who is to blame for the current state of affairs. First, union officers who make 300K a year? really, I suggest you look at the DOL website and search for your respective unions LM reports where the salaries of those union leaders is a matter of public record for all to see. I also doubt you'll see any salaries in the range you suggest. As to our current contracts and situation, it can be argued that the UTU placed us in that position, or on the path of going the PEB route, but the fact remains, that the unions within PEB243 were told by the people in the congress that if the issue actually came to them, they'dve shoved into us even more, quite possibly wrecking the RLA and RRB in the process of "helping us". This should be cause for concern because it shows where the real issue lies, that being the congress we elect of office doesn't represent us, they represent those special interests who supply the most dollar wise. Now who might that be? Surely not the unions who essentially operate on a shoestring money wise. Hell we get grief from our repective memberships for a 1.00/month increase in dues while the bozos in congress take 10 times that from us without so much as a whimper from those same folks who gripe at the 1.00 increase. Most union members don't care about what goes on between contracts, either within their union, or the congress. They only look at things from that brief time and say to their union "what are you going to do for me?" Nevermind that in between when that union member should have been caring and paying attention the whole time, congress cuts the rug out from under the union by being beholden to the Carrier who supplies those congressmen with the for re-election. And we wonder why we're in the proverbial pickle? That union that you seem to despise is in actuality protecting you rights and helping to keep your standards of living at par or better than the nation as a whole, all while you happily go to work in between contracts and pay no mind to what gos on. The whole time protecting you from forces that would love to strip that which you have away from you. If they could do it all at once they would. They can't because of some of things the union brought to you (i.e. RLA, mediation, workers rights laws just to name a few). We all need to wake up and see where the process has gone wrong and start doing something about it instead of standing in the shadows, and then bitching about the very folks who do our battles for us 365/24/7 . 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2012 Evan Sounds like sour grapes. With over 70% voting in favor of ratification the majority rules. I figured seeing you cried about it on every thread I'd do the same. lol 

 Name: Evans E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2012 The national was ratified. This proves the carrier can and will do whatever it wants. Healthcare isn't what it was just wait till next contract. We will even give up a little more. The time I retire the carrier wont contribute nothing. Utu, Ble, Csx FUCK YOU 

 Name: PO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 January 2012 GET the vacations in.. Jim, get off your fat ass and put the vacations in.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 December 2011 Thanks for the reply. Just found out Oiler's and the car dept used them. I know from experience some were used in wash rooms, and some were carried in the nose of passenger locomotives, and used for flagging on dark territories. Some were used by clerks/operators to flag stop passenger trains (known as flag stops). Anyway I thought someone may have knowledge of other uses. The RR sure bought a bunch of them. GOOFY 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2011 Meant switch tender.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2011 Probably a switch thenders lantern... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 December 2011 Just want to throw this out to the folks, for fun Adlake Kero dated 1947 clear globe lantern. ICRR What were these used for, If you know? This was not a caboose light or marker, simply a hand held Kerosene lantern. 

 Name: Billy E E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 December 2011 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. 

 Name: brown1 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 December 2011 Your bonus will be sent by the 24th Dec. Merry Christmas 

 Name: ward1 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 December 2011 Merry Christmas We're shutting down Thursday the 22nd at 2359. Everyone enjoy your family and friends. Don't worry about rushing back to work. We will start dh on the 2nd of Jan.2012. thanks for a great year 

 Name: Aaron Cross E-mail: cindermydawg@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 December 2011 I think you guys should make a Facebook page mimicking this site. Now days if you want things changed you need a petition to do it. Its the next best thing to a strike and actually losing your job. Facebook now days boosts companies' reputation with the "LIKE" button, or it can destroy them or even make it better for their employees.. all it needs to do is spread like a disease over facebook, regarding the lack of pay, compensation, and general "fuck you work anyway" attitude CSX has for its employees, and once the bad publicity spreads enough CSX will have a hard enough time finding buisness from companies wanting to use their rail cars for transport for fear of a strike or bad morale the employees who transport their goods hold for CSX. im gonna tell you a story, I learned this in a leadership course in the NAVY. its called "The 10 monkeys Story" regarding how to change things. There are 2 monkeys in a cell. the cell has a banana hanging from the ceiling and a fire hose pointing inside the cell.. both monkeys tried reaching for the banana and got blasted by the fire hose every time they attempted for it. after a week another monkey was placed into the cell... the new monkey went right for the banana and the other 2 monkeys beat the shit out of him.. 1 and then 2 and then 3 more monkeys were added to the cell and each time the new monkey went for the banana the other monkeys beat the shit out of him.. and pretty soon this happened still when there were ten monkeys in the cell.. they would just beat the shit out of whatever monkey wanted to go for the banana not realizing the fire hose was already taken away. point of the story is, the fire hose is one guy, one guy who set rules or procedure maybe 10 years ago, and everyone back then followed it, and after awhile that one guy (fire hose) left and everyone else just kept implementing and beating the shit out of everyone else because thats just how its always been.. Just because things were that way once, doesnt mean it cannot be changed or someone else can make changes.. for example, A boss(the fire hose) got sick of one person in particular sitting down when there was no work to be done, so he set a rule that even if its -0 degrees outside when theres nothing to be done you will stand outside in the cold untill something comes up. well it goes on like that for awhile 1 year goes by and that old boss (the fire hose) is gone, and people are still standing around outside waiting for work to do, even the other bosses inforce it not even knowing the original reason for it.. and then it never changes.. you will always be standing out side freezing your ass off unless you question why it came to be like that or do something about it. Im sorry for the long statement, but I really feel for you CSX employees makin 40k for a job you should be making 50-60k doing. and what is worse is that for the low money you do make, you are treated so shitty and get screwed over so much. <<> so I can speak my mind since the employees who think complimenting CSX on this site will earn them brownie points or extra money in the future are too stupid to realize it wont. 

 Name: evans E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 December 2011 I just voted NO. 

 Name: cya E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 December 2011 RRJ, What are you putting in that morning coffee? We all read a lot of dumb shit from you. 

 Name: Evans E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 December 2011 Educational site rrj must have fell off his rocker again. I've red some silly post on here from him, but that one takes the cake. Old man it's time to put the pc down and feed the squirrels.. 

 Name: mmmmmmm E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 11 December 2011 Educational page called csx-sucks. You have to be joking. 

 Name: Sonny E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 December 2011 rrj YOu must live on this site or do you work for csx-sucks? Everytime I read something on here you have some silly remark. You must patrol this site. 

 Name: Willy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 December 2011 RRJ CSX-Sucks is the name of this site in case you didn't know. It's not like when you worked out here referring to certain ones like yourself " safety sucks, csx sucks, company sucks." this is a negative site bashing csx. I hope this helps. Now go feed your pengions old man.. 

 Name: Boyles E-mail: RRJ Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 December 2011 RRJ, THANKS FOR A GOOD POST......WIFE AND I BOTH DO ENJOY THAT RAILROAD RETIREMENT CHECK ALSO...,,,,,,I DO HOPE AFTER 2 YEARS OF NO INCREASE,,,WE DO GET A RAISE THIS YEAR... I HEARD WE WOULD,,,,BUT,,THAT STILL WILL NOT CHANGE MY VOTE.!!! I SEE ALOT OF CHANGE HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE COMPANY SINCE MY REITREMENT ......ALOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS HAVE PASSED AWAY,,,AND,,,ALOT OF THEM,,,STILL YOUNG... I REALIZED,,,JOBS THAT WERE ON CALL 24---7,,,AND THE MONEY WAS NOT INMPRTANT ANYMORE.. LIFE,,,DOING THINGS WITH FAMILY,,,FRIENDS,,MEANT MORE TO ME THAT THE MONEY,,,AND,,AFTER R.R. TAX,,,,YOU MAY GET HALF,,,,,,,... ....YES,,,RAILROAD PAYS GOOD AND OT HELPED,,,BUT,,RAILROADS DO CUT ALOT OF TAX......I HIRED IN,,,I MADE $3.50 A HOUR AND I THOUGHT I WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD.. RAILROAD WAS GOOD TO ME AS FAR AS MONEY,,,,,AND,,,I WAS GOOD TO THE RAILROAD AS WORKING......BUT,,IT GOT TO A POINT,,,,CHANGE WAS COMEING AND I SEEN IT....... I TOOK EARLY RETIREMENT AND HAVEING A BLAST ,,,WIFE AND I AND OUR CAMPER.!!! I HAVE ALOT OF STORIES I COULD TELL,,BUT,,,I DO NOT WANT TO NAME NAMES AS IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT.... SOME GOOD AND SOME BAD STORIES ABOUT THE RAILROAD...... ......I DID SEE THIS COMING,,,,SO,,I PAID EVERYTHING OFF AHEAD OF TIME,,,,,,,I RE ADJUSTED MY SELF TO MY MONTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME,,, HAVE A BLESSED DAY,,,,,,,BOYLES..   Name: Boyles E-mail: UNION Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2011 THE GUYS I WORKED BESIDE WERE SCARED TO WRITE UP CLAIMS,,,,,SO,,,I WROTE THEM FOR US.......OF COURSE,,MOST WERE DENIED.!!!! A 100% GOOD CLAIM,,,MOST,,,WE NEVER GOT,!!!! NOW AND THEN,,,A CLAIM WOULD BE PAID,!!!!,,,,,, THE COMPANY SIGNED THE SAME AGGREMENT AS THE UNION,,,,,,SO,,IF A CLAIM IS LEGAL,,,,PAY ME,!!!!! BUT,,THAT IS NOT HOW CSX WORKED.. I HAD A COMPANY MAN,,TELL ME TO MY FACE,,,,,,,YOUR UNION IS NOT WORTH A DAMM,!!!!! CLAIM ALL YOU WANT,,,,I WILL PAY NOTHING,!!!. IT IS SAD,,,,HOW THIS R.R. HAS BECOME SO EVIL.......I HAVE BEEN OFF OVER 10 YEARS.......AND,,IT WAS BAD THEN,,,BUT,,FROM THESE POST I READ,,,,,,IT IS ALOT WORSE NOW,,!!!!! ....FRA RULES,,,,,,SAFTY RULES,,,,,,A JOKE.......MANY RULE CLASSES...THERE WERE SOME THAT ALWAYS FAILED.....BUT,,,THESE MEN LEFT THAT RULE CLASS WITH A PASSING GRADE......NO ONE FAILED.!!! IS THIS SAFTY.???......I SEEN FRA TEST GRADES,,,CHANGED,,,,,, BUT,,,NOW,,,I TRY TO FOCUS ON THE ROAD AHEAD.....I HAD MY TIME ON THE RAILROAD,,,IT IS YOUR TIME NOW,,,, GOOD LUCK,!!!!!!!!   Name: Boyles E-mail: UNIONS Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2011 I DO AGREE ,,MOST OF THE TIME ,,,I PERFERE UNION JOBS... BUT,,IN ALABAMA.TENNESSE AND MISSISSIPPI THEY NOW HAVE 4 MAJOR CAR PLANTS,,,,,NO UNION......!!!!!!! THESE PLANTS,,PAY AS MUCH OR MORE THAN UNION PLANTS,,,HAVE VERY GOOD BENIFITS...AND,,,AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR JOB,,,,NO PROBLEM,,, I HAVE WORKED UNION JOBS,,MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE,,,,,LAST 30 ,,,RAILROAD.... I HAVE SEEN SORRY,,NO ACCOUNT..LAZY WORKERS,,,GET SAME PAY AS THE GOOD WORKERS....AND LAUGH AT THE EMPLOYE THAT TRIES HARD... SINCE ALL WORKERS,,,GOOD AND BAD,,ARE ALL PROTECTED UNDER THE UNION... IF THINGS ARE NOT CHANGED,,,IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS,,,,,PEOPLE THAT ARE 65,,,WILL NOT GET A RETIREMENT.....MONEY FOR RETIREMENT COMES FROM TAXES COLLECT OUT OF WORKERS CHECKS.....IF MORE PEOPLE GET ON FOOD STAMPS,,,WELFARE AND ECT,,,,,THERE IS NO MONEY COLLECTED FROM THESE PEOPLE...TO GO INTO RETIREMENT FUNDS.!!!!!! WHO IS GOING TO PAY.!!!! THE RICH,,,PAY ABOUT 75% OF ALL THE TAXES......THE MIDDLE CLASS 25%,,,,,,,,....,THE POOR OR WELFARE,,GOVERMENT CHECK PEOPLE,,,PAY NOTHING... AT SOME POINT OF TIME,,,MONEY WILL BE GONE... THERE MUST BE A STOPPING POINT FROM GOVERMENT TO UNIONS,,,, AMERICA IS AT THE LAST ROAD TO BECOMNG A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY... THE 3 RD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE NOW,,,PASSING AMERICA.!!!!   Name: Y E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2011 Pierce formally notifies General Chairmen of tentative agreement CLEVELAND, December 5 — Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National President Dennis R. Pierce has formally notified General Chairmen representing employees impacted by national health and welfare bargaining of the Tentative Agreement reached between the BLET and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) late last week. Not able to strike=no union ble wasted our money and time with this bullshit when there was no way we were ever going to be able to strike republican democrats they're all full of shit they don't care about the unions just reelection no one stood with us why should we stand with them   Name: Pointspread Pauper E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 December 2011 Oh...by the way ...this refers to Norfolk Southern Internal Audit #2009-178. Squad 3 of the Cleveland, Ohio FBI and the Norfolk FBI Field Office will now first be involved with a chap named Mark XXXXX from Virginia Beach, Virginia who had at least one guest from his house on Thanksgiving 2009 who had the 2009-178 file with them. Norfolk Southern is going to let this guy hang himself before the FBI because Norfolk Southern can never admit what they did to me... ..their strategy won't work and before the e-mail presence of the Chief of Squad 3 of the FBI and the US Attorney for the Judicial District of Northern Ohio.... ...Norfolk Southern is going to LITERALLY BEG the US Attorney to allow the fashioning of a sixteenth-century "star chamber" where Norfolk Southern officials & agents plead guilty to all counts and ask for maximum sentences to run consecutively on all counts... ...just in order to spare themselves the embarrassment before their stockholders(NYC Comptroller Pension Funds) and SEC Enforcement who will be freezing their assets & halting all trading of their stock. It became obvious reading the sanctions decision of Judge Ellen Maas that this drag-your-feet obfuscation by BNSF Railway was a strategy aimed at the presumption that law firms WOULD NOT shell out their own dough. This law firm did and because of it BNSF attorneys are squirming before the Minnesota Supreme Court Also, BNSF altered their response by removing a line from VP Aimbler's pathetic explanation... it said something like, "BNSF employees have gone through further training on the proper disposition of evidence" ...oh, this was accidentallll???!!!??? The reason they removed that line was because the new set of attorneys for BNSF had to go before the Minnesota Supreme Court and admit to 'bad conduct'; to wit, a euphamism for "total contempt of the judicial system, the court and the court's officers" Well, NoMo.... you pay real close attention to what Judge Maas spoke about her authority... powers granted specifically to her by enumeration... but most importantly "inherent" powers to cover exigencies not clearly defined by statute, ordinance or within the body of "case law" Couple that with a DoD administrative law decision defining administrative proof as "something less than a preponderance of the evidence but more than a glimmer or glimpse" http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/doha/industrial/02-16379.h1.html Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Mayors(Executive Branch), Fire Chiefs, County HAZMAT officials too have inherent powers as well as "enumerated powers" These inherent powers will successfully clash with this cite by Norfolk Southern Chief Counsel, John Edwards in the Ethanol Transloading Terminal Case before the NTSB: "The purpose of the Federal preemption is to prevent a patchwork of local and state regulation from unreasonably interfering with interstate commerce " ...remember in the John Grisham movie, The Firm, where Mitchell McDeer (Tom Cruise) submarines the entire Memphis Law Office with an oblique yet devastating attack.. ..he tells the FBI Agent played by Ed Harris that the hundreds of uses of a postage stamp to commit overbilling mail fraud was not glamorous but it had teeth(5 years in prison and a$250,000 fine per incident) The reason Tom Cruise was able to figure that out and not the FBI was because he was successfully able to collate what he had learned in law school with the misconduct he observed as an insider. You will all be getting to have a sideline pass to watch how "inherent powers" beat the "federal preemption" in US District Court. The "postage stamp" in this case is that the US District Court will FIRST PERFORM a "test" to see if the Alexandria, Va officials will have had sufficient "administrative proof" to have acted unilaterally... ...if that is settled in their favor then it is dispositive. Norfolk Southern never gets a chance to present the Federal Preemption argument nor the Interstate Commerce Act of 1870 nor anything else. This will be the biggest upset of a prohibitive favorite(Norfolk Southern) in the United States since UTEP beat #6-ranked BYU straight up as 42-point underdogs in NCAA Football... somewhere around 1989. I of course was at Bally's Grand in Reno and bet BYU -42 (another loser in a lifetime of losing bets)... ...the ironic thing is I RESEARCH ALL MY PICKS IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & BASEBALL for hours-and hours to pick losers this bad... I'd be better of going 50-50 by having my Magic 8-ball pick games for me.... BYU -42, Mr Magic 8-ball??? "All signs point to yes" Okay...my Magic 8-ball is not so magic since it picks losers also but at least I can research 10 or 15 games in 5 minutes as opposed to 7 or 8 hours. I also got to quit betting so many games... the 11/10 house edge of 52.38% grinds you down much, much faster when you bet alot of games. Hey, if any of you want to freak out Norfolk Southern by dropping one shoe and letting the other shoe dangle from your arm... you can e-mail the link to these posts to... Norfolk Southern VP of Law william.galanko@nscorp.com Norfolk Southern Senior Counsel John.Edwards@nscorp.com ...due to the criminal & regulatory misconduct of Norfolk Southern's Agents, the hegemony has flipped 180 degrees in favor of the communities in the 22 states. The first casualty will be an attorney for a Norfolk Southern Drug Testing Agent who will surrender his law license (as opposed to being disbarred)and then surrender to the FBI for "felony intimidation" of the family members of someone reporting regulatory violations to the FRA and criminal conduct to the Norfolk Southern Police 

 Name: Pointspread Pauper E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 December 2011 Hello, NoMo How are you doing? The appellation, "whoop ass express" crystalizes perfectly what is about to happen. Some folks were hoping they'd be able to trash US DOT documentation pretty soon... ...but just like Lucy used to yank the football away from Charlie Brown prior to him kicking it... ...they're going to realize they never had a chance. I was never going to let that happen from the beginning of their threats against my physical safety 

 Name: Pointspread Pauper E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 December 2011 Of course, David... ..if you, George Knapp or Anjelica Palank have ever been place kickers in the National Football League, I take all of those platitudes back and deny them forever... ...missing field goals wide right... shanking point-after-attempts. I couldn't pick a winner against the pointspread if my life depended on it... and not just in the NFL I dislike placekickers in NCAA Football just as much for the very same reasons. Statistically, it is just as difficult to pick 11 losers in a row against the pointspread as it is to pick 11 winners in a row against the pointspread. Guess what I picked?... 11 losers in a row... ...followed by a push/tie... ...followed by two losers 0 wins 13 Losses 1 push/tie 

 Name: Pointspread Pauper E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 December 2011 You're a good man, David Nelson, you and your family paid quite a high price for you sticking up to the ethical principles some good parents must have instilled in you all. The $1.18 million you received was not that much when attorneys' fees were taken out. Your family suffered too, David... they too are owed a great debt by the citizens of this nation and somebody is going to do something to let that be formalized in writing. It's easy to make Attorney jokes - - yet look at what SHINING STARS the attorneys fighting against BNSF Railways' lies and foot-dragging showed themselves to be... ...they did what MOST OTHER LAW FIRMS would not do...spent TONS of their own money to hunt down BNSF's lies ....slogging slowly through the mud and the swamps... never losing their resolve...never allowing themselves to be intimidated...just like Lord Baltimore kept coming after Robert Redford & Paul Newman in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". This nation owes those attorneys a debt of gratitude. The former FRA Inspector who informed George Knapp of KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.. another good man.. note how Union Pacific took issue with the safety issues even though it was an expert formerly within the FRA who brought up the seminal issues for the KLAS-TV producers of that story. Now it's time to put these buzzards "out of the olive oil business" as Al Pacino/Michael Corleone said in the Godfather movie. Dave Nelson wrote: "If I have limited Signal Knowledge as you claim, then there is nothing I can say that is of value [to potential terrorists], so don't worry about it." Excellent point, David You look at TV Journalist, George Knapp's expose on the Union Pacific Railyard in Las Vegas... ...the conduct of CSX termminating the employment of an employee who failed to meet the Federal Hearing/Audiology Standard when no such standard exists ...the$4.2 million awarded in sanctions alone against BNSF Railway for the countless lies and blame shifting in the case heard by Judge Ellen Maas in Minnesota and BNSF's totally reprehensible response which detoured from the issue of "public policy formation"; to wit, "why are stewards of regulatory testing acting unethically and frustrating the efforts of the court's officers?" ...Norfolk Southern's recent loss in an OSHA case where the Administrative Law Judge dragged in all 22 US States where Norfolk Southern operates and damned the entire NS culture of non-compliance effectively saying Norfolk Southern was pretending to be something they're not by discouraging employees who were injured to NOT FOLLOW Federal Regulations and report those injuries so that Norfolk Southern could win the EJ Harriman Safety Award. Amazing that the spineless political whores in politics and the bureaucracy would take someone who won a $1.18 million whistleblower lawsuit awarded by the US Government and then have a DIFFERENT ARM of that government basically call him a troublemaker and potential threat. The threat is the rail industry that has that kind of stranglehold on the political & bureaucratic apparatuses in this nation. Anjelica Palank... a woman who went to law school to familiarize herself with the nuances of what was happening in the CSX/Amtrack case where the judge called CSX's "rusty nail" securement "borderline criminal" She gave the$60 million she was awarded for the death of her husband, Police Sergeant Paul Palank to charity. To the brave CSX employee who approached her and risked HIS FAMILY's livelihood to tell Anjelica Palank that things were either "being covered up" or maybe "just hurried along" There's alot of evil in this world... I'm not the person who should be talking about it since I was willing to participate in regulatory violations to get/keep a job. The reason that I have to talk about it is because I'm refusing to let these buzzards successfully beat me in the game of musical chairs they played.... I found out about all of you... I'm not a better person because of it; I am what I am..... but I won't hesitate to acknowledge what you have all shown yourselves to be and paid the price for. Name: Dave E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2010 RE: Slack Action Sorry man, I'm going to spill my guts on this site. Remember? I'm the Dave Nelson listed on the NO FLY LIST as a potential threat to National Transportation Security. I have no options but to take these guys on in order to get off the list. If I have limited Signal Knowledge as you claim, then there is nothing I can say that is of value, so don't worry about it. 

 Name: Boyles E-mail: Y Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 December 2011 ...YOU ARE RIGHT,,,,I HAVE ALWAYS SAID,,,,A UNION THAT CAN NOT FULLY STRIKE,,,IS USELESS... I WAS PRESIDENT OF OUR LOCAL ONE TERM.....THE COMPANY IN THERE TERMS,,,TOLD ME,,,THE UNION IS A JOKE,!!! YOU WILL DO WHAT WE SAY,,,NOT WHAT YOUR UNION SAYS... AND,,,BE HONEST,,,,THAT IS WHAT THE COMPANY IS DOING,,, EMPLOYES NOW DAYS,,,,,,HAVE NO TRUE SAY...... BOYLES.. 

 Name: Dont Worry About it E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 December 2011 Looks like another derailment by CSX in Lansing,michigan 

 Name: Y E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 December 2011 A union not able to strike is useless what a waste of money Congress kiss are asses 

 Name: Boyles E-mail: RRJ Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 December 2011 RRJ, I REMEMBER IN AROUND 1985 OR 1986,,,CSX ..CLOSED DOWN A ROUTE FROM BIRMINGHAM TO GASDEN,,,,,IT WAS CALLED,,THE STORAGE YARD TURN...THE TRAIN CREW TOOK A TRAIN,,,DROPPED IT OFF,BROUGHT ONE BACK,,,,ALL IN ONE DAY TRAIN RUNNING TIME,,,12 HOURS OR LESS WITH SAME CREW.... WELL...THEY SHUT DOWN THE TRACKS,,ABOUT 45 MILES .. SO,,NOW,,,CSX,,,TAKES A TRAIN DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM,,,TAKES THE OLD SEABOARD TRACKS TO WELLINGTON ,ALABAMA,,,AND,,BACK TO THE OLD ,,,CSX TRACK INTO GASDEN,,,,BUT,,,,NOW,,,IT TAKES 2 CREWS,,,,ONE GOING ONE COMING.... WELL,,,THAT WAS NOT GOOD,,SO,,,NOW,,CSX,,,CLAIMS TO HAVE SOLD MOST OF THE TRACK TO PRIVATE RAILROAD,,,,,,BUT,,,,THE MEN ARE PAID ,,,I HAVE HEARD FROM ONE OF THE EMPLOYES,,,,BY ,,,ROUND ABOUT WAY BY CSX.!!!! CSX DID THIS TO GET OUT OF UNION CONTRACTS,,,,TO SAVE MONEY.!!!! FROM THE TIME,,CSX TOOK OVER,,,IT HAS BEEN A DOWN HILL ROAD...IN BOYLES,,TRAINS DOG LAW,,SITTING AT A SIGNAL.... NEW TRAIN MASTER,,,NEW EMPLOYES,,ARE LOST.!!!! GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY OF RAILROADING......COLLEGE MEN,,,DO NOT ALWAYS KNOW WHAT IS BEST.!!!! OLD TIMER,,,BOYLES.!!!! AND,,,OTHER WORK AREAS.!!!! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 25 November 2011 Kyle I remember years ago being rerouted over the NS during a river flood. We hogged at a NS yard waiting hours on a pick up. I got to talking with the NS TM asking about changes CSX was making like centralized train dispatching and crew centers ect...if the NS was going to do the same. His response CSX was the NS best friend. CSX loves spending millions on new ventures not sure if it's feasable or not. The NS watches if it turned out to be a bad idea they never had to spend a dime. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 November 2011 KYLE, Heck fire you are on the wrong site. Operators at $100.00 per day is really 3x$100.00=$300.00 for 365. RR is not dumb,system out for a few hours, so what-- it is not on YOU. The RR was never built and run to take care of you, it was built to make money, and hire folks to make it work. Looks like to me they are still paying and hiring.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2011 All i know about the rr since i have been on it is that they will spend millions to do away with a 100 dollar a day job, what i am talking about is all the towers they closed a min expence to put in these big dispatch centers, they came after those tower operaters big time and operations worked very well with the block stations, those dam things worked if it was 100 outside or 20 below zero, and ow you just get a lil thundersorm and half the system gets knocked off line, I talked with sme signal men and they tld me how well built those old towers were, ie the equiptment, it was made to last 300 yrs or better, think he told me wabco built most of that stuff in the 1920,s,, i seen the insides of many of the old signal towers, 100 lil braty kids could not harm that stuff as that is how well that it was built, now today, wind, rain, snow puts these new disp centers out of commission, yup that the rr managment thinking today spend millions for a system that alaways fails just to get rid of a few jobs.   Name: Whore Bitch E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 November 2011 Anna Stayton gets pregnant and what happens? Daddy and stepmother gets her a job in Florida. It's amazing when the whore bitch fucks the help and gets promoted. Where's the core values, between Anna's legs!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2011 A---Wife Child support work's both ways. You will find no fear on this site of child support. I see your post as a warning, with out support.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 November 2011 this is to mr pines, i really hope you took physics in high school cuz if you did then you will know why yer wife got mowed over by a train which was not the fault of the train crew or the rr company, i am so sick and tired of peeps like you bitching about one of your loved ones getting hit by a train when it was thier own damm stupid fault and i am not a company man but i do stand with the rr company when people do stupid things on rr property cuz i have seen it more than 1 time. i rest my case!   Name: A "Wife" E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2011 As a "Wife" to an Employee of Radnor Yard... KARMA!!!! I sure hope those men keep their jobs because they are going to be BROKE paying all that child support ( yup, even to you Anna)!!! I personally don't think these woman are that stupid not to know what is going on! All those meetings, training seminars, derailments and overtime or extra shifts are total BS!!! And if the wives and spouses know about what is going on and want to tolerate it, well shame on them and they are just as twisted!! CSX is not a place for families.   Name: John Doe E-mail: datsomebs@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2011 *****MUST READ******* IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE OR YOU HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR NOT PASSING THE ENGINEERS TRAINING PROGRAM YOU NEED TO READ THIS. AN ATLANTA DIVISION CONDUCTOR ON THE A&WP SUB-DIVISION FAILED ENGINE SCHOOL AND IS BEING ALLOWED TO GO BACK ON HIS CONDUCTOR SENIORITY. OTHER GUYS THAT WERE IN THE CLASS WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL SAID HE GOT BY EVERY STOP SIGNAL ON THE SIMS AND COULD NOT EVEN PASS THE SIGNAL TEST OR ANY OTHER TEST HE WAS GIVEN. I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WERE FIRED BECAUSE THEY FAILED AND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO COME BACK ON THEIR CONDUCTOR SENIORITY AS THE LETTER YOU SIGN STATES BEFORE YOU BEGIN ENGINE CLASSES. GET THE WORD OUT TO THOSE THIS HAS HAPPENED TO.   Name: Radnor Trash E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2011 Why is Ted not at the top of this list? If anyone would put up with Scott's crap he might of made the list. He is still dreaming that he's the ladies man. Other than that, I might agree with the list.   Name: Re: Nashville E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 November 2011 Nashville If anyone that made it to "Family Day" could have noticed who is who. You had married employees that did not bring their spouse, employees that did bring their spouses and limited them on conversations with fellow employees, of course the glares from the ones that have had relations with one another. There needs to be tighter restrictions against the "Power Houses" that are ruining families and the companies name. Now let's start with that list. 1. Ted (swinger) 2. John (watch out for your wives, girlfriends and daughters) 3. Jeremy (better get tested when your done with him) 4. Mike (old school)   Name: Jeff Middleton E-mail: Iluvsuckingcox.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 November 2011 ....my ex-wife hates me, my kids hate me, everyone hates me. The only pleasure I get in life anymore is firing employees in radnor yard especially if they are black. Pete Burris can't do anything about me because he is scared of me. The unions can't do anything with me because.....well because the unions can't do anything about anything anymore. So fair warning....if you want to keep your job with Csx, stay away from my yard or me and my big ass buffalo head will come down on you whenever and however I want......especially if you are black.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 October 2011 CSX is a Piss Poor Company to work for and I would NEVER EVER recommend anyone young or old Applying for a job with this company.From day 1 they try to Fire you and Hide in the weeds to Pray that they can catch you doing something wrong or at least Hope they Can LIE about something you did to get an O-test failure.The Huntington Division has to be the Worst division for Employees as Bobby Jack Frulla has a Hardon to Fire everyone that has on o-test failure.He and his Henchmen on the system could give a shit less about you,your safety or you feeding your family.He just wants to Fire EVERYONE I dont care if you have NEVER marked off,never had a Miscall,worked Everyday of the year even Holidays,Never had any Previous negative work history or attendance issues.The first time you get busted without your Studded Rubbers in the snow or Without your safety glasses your on the road to Termination in Bob Frullas mind he is out to Fire every employee he has.People like him are the ones who will Drive this company and companies like it into the Ground.No matter if how Stellar of an employee you are your still the Shitstain under the Officials and Bigwhigs shoesoles.You can never be a good enough employee and work hard enough for this company your just a # and if they dont like you for any reason there are schmucks waiting in line to replace you.   Name: RealVet E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2011 Mr. Ian - you are an idiot. You can't even get Monte's number right. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. LMAO at you dumbass. Maybe you can put some movement sensors on that rock you live under so when someone lifts it you can crawl deeper under it. What a poser.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2011 Trash, debris, along tracks and their refusal to address the issue or allow anyone access to remove the pollution source.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2011 Hey guys, how about those PTI drivers? I know there are horror stories but nothing could be more horrific than working for PTI. An essentially invisible corporation in league with the devils at CSX. And they do this at the expense of folks trying to eek out a living and your safety.   Name: RealVet E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 October 2011 Hey Mr. Ian Murphy, You are a poser and a loser. A quick google of your name shows what you are about. How about you just change your log on name to Convict? How about SEAL Imposter? I am thinking you just be the POS that you are and flush yourself.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 October 2011 The thing that really irked me is when i hired out we had some old head trainmen who never had to get promoted to conductor, they were ex switch tenders & the rr abolished all the switch tender jobs and they never had to get promoted to C, same goes with that spider web were all those guys from the rr,s who merged with conrail, ie esp those wise asses from the ex erie lacakwanna, they gave those guys senority over us home yard boys,some of the worst enginmen i ever worked with came from that old erie lackawana, they could not understand the ex prr-pc b-o-r and they were so dam cocky & rude, f them i can,t help it they hired on another rr that went belly up and the union gave them every thing they wanted as far as senority an dthat still tiks me off.   Name: HAW E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 September 2011 tell doug running his mouth not only hurts him but everyone he works with.best watch what says after a few beers.much less at work.best just shutup for awhile and stay put.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 September 2011 If Pete Burrus was a descent human being maybe the good lord would have blessed him with a normal child.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 September 2011 I can't remember which year the C&O brought back the locomotive firemen. I want to say 1974 that's when the UTU was established. Once again a person could hire off the street as a firemen or transfer from another craft but had to give up their seniority. In 1978 the C&O agreed to hiring trainmen without having to give up trainmen seniority other crafts were still required to give it up. That's when dual seniority first entered the picture. It was a good deal I transferred in 1980. I knew a few people that gave up their trainmen seniority prior to 1978 they were pretty mad about it. The railroads had to do something where were new engineers going to come from as replacements for retirements which was approaching quickly. I spent around 4 1/2 years as a locomotive firemen on a freight pool. I was promoted to locomotive engineer in Oct 1981. In 1985 on the C&O engineer buyouts were offered on Jan 1st 1986 11 engineers retired on the subdivision I worked that marked me up on a freight pool. In my opinion the UTU didn't think about the consequences of giving up the last brakemen slot in 1993. They should of learned from the firemen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2011 To The Thread NOMO, Thanks for the (as always) correct understanding of Voting. RRJ, Just a little background on union raiding, when the L&N developed their Apprentice Engineer program in 1964/65, they took Brakeman from BRT to the BLE, placed them at the bottom of the Firemen's board and gave them a life time job. The BLE had (in mind) a total BLE head end crew. Now remember the Firemen's board was loaded with BLF&E union folks. Just another note if I am correct you mentioned the B&O/ C&O and going to the ground then marking back to the Fireman's board in 1983. I find that amazing. I left the RR in 1970 and never worked a trip with a Fireman, nor an Apprentice Engineer in KY,or TN, just In Indiana, because of the full crew state law. It was amazing watching all of the yard job's in indiana switching with a fireman, then every yard job in ky and tn was doing the same with just an Engineer. You may or may not love this story. My son in the early 90's was dating a little cutie. I asked about her family and her reply was my dad is a railroad engineer. yep met him and he is still a friend hired as a Locomotive fireman in 1973 by the Frisco. I am still amazed after running up and down the road, until I resigned with no Fireman??? Looks like it was an L&N issue, heck I was a Fireman and loved it. jealous I guess   Name: Proudly! Ian A. Murphy E-mail: ravensceo@ravenswoodinc.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 September 2011 First Amendment rights are invoked here. I would like to thank the gentleman who commented on my last comments graciously and with a bow. And once again, the crew that saved me from the swamp that PTI sent me to after 7.5 hours of downtime and drive time combined,..again a great big thank you! Ohh, and a special thanks to the PTI or is it CSX RAT squad and Monty Wheaton (812) 430-4450@14:00, gee so nice to know that you can count on your fellow employees to back you up From what I have discovered from the corporate culture of the chicken crap express or should I say common sense excluded Corporation that while they think that they're doing one thing correctly and there doing nothing more than creating difficulties and hell for all persons involved. As to the poor PTI drivers; most of your assumptions are correct but there are a few exceptions. PTI does not give a damn about their drivers at all in my professional and personal opinion.First Amendment rights are invoked here! They really don't quite care so long as those vehicles are running round the clock seven days a week 365 days a year just like the railroad and it seems just like me common sense excluded Corporation. Could someone please explain to me why it is required that there be zero accidents with the exception of the fact that corporate liability would then come into play and the simple fact that corporate stupidity is grossly evident by the suits who are hired out of college and have no idea how to run a railroad. The railroad looks great on paper and for the shareholders of which I am one. I do plan to be at that shareholders meeting and I do plan on bringing other shareholders with me and we will bring about change so that the employees have a say in their pensions and their healthcare costs and other costs that they must bear at this time. Please do remember something chicken shipped express; it takes one person to start a revolution and I am that person a will go ahead and start that revolution if I have to stand outside of every one of your yards on public property and I will have full audio and video surveillance with me at all times this way there is no discrepancy in the reports. It is time that someone stands up for these guys and takes his stand for them for they work hard and they are in danger every day because of your corporate policies and the simple fact that not one hand knows what the other hand is doing. Now I understand that none of use CSX employees can go ahead and jeopardize your jobs for this; but since I do not have to work; I can go ahead and stand outside of any yard and handout company corporate shares (preferred and common)and other things such as water, food, shares of stock and all will be courtesy of myself as a gift to make sure that this does not occur again. The days of the robber railroad barons are coming to a close very quickly and if corporate security wishes to go ahead and start an investigation into me why not call me and we can start playing games that way. I have a background in Full military technical surveillance and countermeasures background and the equipment to back it up. Got an OSCAR Green unit there boys, how about a CPM700, Got a broom (NLJ Detector) got multiple Spectrum Analyzers that goes from 0- to 300 GHz. Got Night vision, laser grid detectors, got any of it? Got bugs, fiber wiretaps, got ways to bypass spread-spectrum broadcasts. You have no clue! Nor do you have an allowance to even start against me. I am fully in support of CSX employees, but management just pure sucks! I don't think so and if so I have the countermeasures to flood your spectrum's with light, RF and Microwave to stop you while picking you up. you have a background in being a cinder dick as the saying goes. Don't worry I have high speed very long-range telephoto lenses I can take pictures of anything I want from anywhere I want and then of course there is Google Earth which by the way if you notice one of your particular yards to have a strip club near and and you can read the license plates on the cars in the strip club which means that I can read the license plates on the cars in the yards. Can you say electronic surveillance? Can you say satellite surveillance? Can you say information warfare? Can you say you are far beyond anything you ever dreamed of? I'll and by the way the joining a union so that I will have full access to the properties so that I may speak to various union members about their complaints. Have a nice day corporate security; I used to work for people like you and I know what sort of idiot you are. I'm out to help the workers you're out to screw the workers along with the Board of Directors. And let me add this I happened on over 100,000 shares of this railroad stock held in trust funds and there's not a damn thing you can do about it except maybe purchase me out. Remember what Gordon Gecko said: greed is good taking them over is better. And may the vote go forward and may you all succeed in shutting down this this disgusting Corporation and its attitude and its management. In addition I would like to bring to your attention that if you feel that you are getting into any of the buses and you see that any of the indicator lights are on then I would highly suggest that you not be bus out of service. This way maybe PTI will get the message when so many buses are taken out of service by crews that don't feel safe riding in the death mobiles. I'm so glad that I found this website and I will be buying the website master of beer, doughnuts and a meal at a five-star restaurant with the finest line possible for he is continued efforts to get the truth out. To that gentlemen I say bravo! And if anyone in corporate security wants to try me just remember I have better surveillance capabilities then you do and I am a professional computer hacker. Got it! I know more about you than you know about you. All I have to do is pick up a phone and tell them that you're attacking me. Next time you should do your background checks a little deeper and find out that I used to work in information warfare and intelligence. Not some funky ex-cop who got hired on as a railroad cinder dick looking for vagrants and the occasional box car broken into. That's why they call it insurance have a nice day boys and to my CSX brothers I say go for the strike and shut them down. But I expect that the federal government will get an injunction to stop you and that is a real shame. So maybe you should work by the rules, or if not don't work by the rules and document, document, document everything you do. Have a good day I hope you win.And just remember, I am on the boys side, not eh corporate side. I see how stupid the corporate side is. Bring it on! CSX can't run without employees and either can PTI. You just screwed with the wrong person.Remember you are always under surveillance. Or my corporate Motto: "Everyone is under surveillance and Security; Who's watching you?" @copyright 1984 And to the conductors and the IBLE nad the switchman and the yardmen, if you see One little bitty thing wrong with a bus, yank it out of service and watch PTI fix the things right. After all, rules are rules, are they not?????? Go IBLE, GO UTU, Go any other union that can shut them down for at least an hour; it will cost them millions! And one other thing, I not some poor kid desperate for a job, I went under cover to see just how bad it really is! And PTI, welcome to the new Federal Whistle Blower Law! The new law went into effect in 08/2011   Name: Proudly! Ian A. Murphy E-mail: ravensceo@ravenswoodinc.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 September 2011 first off, I would like to thank the crew whose save me from the swamp that PTI put me in, in the first place. PTI is nothing more than a disgrace and a complete sham when it comes to driver training, driver competency and the simple fact that their vehicles are mechanically unsafe and unsound. PTI stands for nothing more than making a dollar and has absolutely no clue as to what they put their drivers through. The Tampa division has absolutely no leadership, no idea of what it's doing, and does not care with the exception of getting out the drivers to the crews stranded out in the middle of nowhere to rescue them while they had to rescue me. Sending drivers out after sitting for six hours of doing nothing and then to have them drive 1.5 hours to a location that they have absolutely no idea where it is; and then to only by the grace of what ever God being able to find a locomotive light on and walking through a swamp area screaming CXS,CSX, What radio code? the crew was kind enough to respond channel 84 and then informed me that there were alligators and diamondback snakes and rattlesnakes in the area that I was walking did not give me a comfortable feeling. I frankly don't give a hoot if corporate security or the cinder "dick" as railroad cops are known; (nothing more than glorified mall cops!) Even think if they can think. I learned more in a few days from the locomotive engineers and the conductors than I ever wish to know about an operation such as this railroad and its insane policies. Let us take for example the idiot train master or would it be the idiot yard master who was complaining about the way my vehicle was parked 300 yards away from any other vehicle. At three o'clock in the morning he comes out and sates what's wrong with this picture? I see absolutely nothing wrong with the picture; but he seems to point out that my vehicle was pointed in the wrong direction that it should have been rear in and nose out, not the way it was parked. In addition he was complaining that there was water dripping from the condensate line from the air-conditioning of the vehicle, inferring there could've been a slip and fall hazard. Well if someone is going to walk over 300 yards over gravel and dirt and sand and proceed to slip and fall then I would consider that to be grounds for stupidity. This lamebrain at the same time while I watched multiple bags of 50 pound ice bags being smashed at the front steps of the same building while there was multiple puddles of water and ice cubes which could create a slip and fall hazard was not addressed by this complete and total moron. Yes I was told that there are no addresses or names or physicality or GPS coordinates or latitude or longitude coordinates for any of these yards but it does seem interesting that Google Earth seems to have all this information available on the touch of a tablet, laptop, iPad, Annie's form of intelligent device that is able to access Google Earth. My deepest sympathies to both the CSX employees and to the PTI pasts current and future employees. Please be made aware that I personally will be filing a federal whistleblower lawsuit against CSX and PTI and made corporate security who have visited this website for well over 19,000 times enjoy the fact that I used to be a corporate security officer myself and not some mall cop. Yes you are a bunch of retired feds and other lower life forms of law and tried to get a job in the corporate world to supplement your income. To bad for you that you chose Csx for your place of employment. It seems that they will hire anyone to become a railroad cop let alone a yard master or a train master. And if you don't like my opinion then please look up the First Amendment.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2011 Hey RRJ: In every instance I know...any vote in corporations requiring shareholder approval, if a ballot isn't returned, the BoD votes the shares for the shareholder. The Board will vote their shares in accordance with the Board's recommendations. So no vote means the shareholder gives tacit approval to the Board's recommendations. I would hope the Constitutions of the unions forbid this...however, this might explain some of the recent votes. A close review of the union's Constitution and bylaws might be revealing!   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2011 kyle Which flagmen job? They sold both the one on the caboose & the one that would of been attached to flagging for outside contractor crews that had to cross over & working around tracks. It was given to MOW. I remember one of the last flagging jobs that was assigned to the trainmen roster a construction crew was building I-288 over the James River plus an overpass over the mainline. The conductor who got the job was working 7 days a week 12 hours days this went on for 14 months. He had his cooler, lawn chair & umbrella and made a lot of money seeing the construction firm was paying the cost to reemburse CSX. Those were good jobs.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2011 Goob That's what I've always heard about the UTU that someone not voting counted as a "yes" vote. Mabey that was true for the BLE at one time. BLEt changed that under the IBT when there is a vote today they do give the numbers. It's troubling when it states only 51% bothered to send in a ballot on a contract. Which was the percentage on the 2010 BLEt/CSX SSA extension. Like a national election in this country which 60% of the voting population is considered a high turnout the BLEt was proud of the numbers. Personally I'd like to smack people upside the heads of those that couldn't take 5 minutes out of their life to place a check mark put it in two envelopes and mail it. The info on the contract to look over is usually in their hands a month before a vote. That's led to not having sympathy when they get screwed over. Along with money issues work agreement changes are covered in a proposed contract. The deer in headlights look doesn't work they should have known if they took the time.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2011 Was it not the utu who sold out the flagmans job?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 September 2011 RRJ Crew consist Brakeman. Most likely-- no vote was a yes vote. Same as the engineers did with the fireman in 1963 for$1.50 per trip. The railroad has always been a (Me) show. Take care of yourself by yourself. The boards even when cut would double, and at times triple, while others walked the street. LC would call a few back when the mileage was out of sight. That made the old heads happy, and they were the power. 

 Name: Did you read? E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 September 2011 Did you all read the great article about CSX in this past issue of TRAINS Magazine? Sure seems like a company thats moving for the better. Micheal Ward is doing a great job running the company. So why the need for such a negetive website? 

 Name: Rounder E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 September 2011 The IBT General Prez election should be sometime in October. Sandy Pope and Fred Gregare both have interesting websites plus TDU.org has some decent information. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 September 2011 NoMo Haha! Even in the late '80s & mid '90s when the UTU crew consist agreements were voted on to get rid of the brakemen not one conductor I know admitted they voted for it. They didn't mind getting yearly productivity bonus checks or if they sold it $6500 in a retirement account every year plus 30 shares of stock. They were so against it that they use to throw it up in the engineers face every year with the typical question "how much do you think the bonus shares will be this year". That was always a good time for the engineer to get a knuckle or drawhead. lol   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 September 2011 Hey Rounder: Yeah it's funny how everybody always votes no but it still passes. Also, it amazes me how short peoples memories are. I think apathy runs rampant through the younger member of the IBT affiliated organizations just as it does with the UTU. With regard to this election, expect the same thing...of the 1.4 million members, maybe 50% vote and everyone will say they didn't vote for Hoffa. When is the election? This will be interesting.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 September 2011 Rounder No one ever admits anything on the railroad things like if they didn't vote for the contract, didn't vote in elections wether it's union or national, joining the IBT ect....I voted to join the IBT. The reason the BLE was getting the crap beat out of us by raiding attempts by the UTU and being forced into substandard pattern contracts because our numbers had deminished ect....I had hoped more than two unions would of joined the IBT Rail Conferance. What pisses me off is the coalition of 11 rail unions during contract time. The other 9 unions don't want to join but they're included in the pack which gets IBT help.   Name: Rounder E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2011 NoMo, It funny that the unions say we ( the BLET and the BMWED ) voted 'yes' to join the IBT but about everybody says they gave a NO vote. I don't think Hoffa Jr. will win this time around. He sold out the UPS workers by pulling them out of the pension plan and letting management put them into a 401k, UPS Freight was given a substandard contract, he didn't help Yellow-Roadway-Holland-Redstar-New Penn. I think it will be between Sandy Pope and Fred Gregare and one will end up working for the other no matter who wins. The real Hoffa negotiated a master contract and multi-employer pension system with fair and equal pay and Jr. has thrown that out the window by allowing individual locals to bargain and settle for less.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 September 2011 Hey RRJ: Yeah you're right...too much politics and no action. It really is a different view when you're on the outside, not only the unions but the carrier too. It's unfortunate the UTU and BLEt can't put their petty differences aside and do what is the best for their membership. Too much money and too many egos for that. Kinda reminds me if splittin' firewood, give me some nice aged wood that been in the weather a season or two and you split a cord in no time. On the other hand, that nice freshly cut green stuff may smell good but it don't split too good. The UTU and BLEt have been weathered too long. The members will have to force any structural changes in the unions. They won't and the unions will become millstones around their necks!   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 September 2011 Hey Rounder: I was still with CSX when the BLEt moved into the IBT, which caused quite a to-do. Seems I remember the BLEt LC's trying to raid the UTU members. Pope doesn't stand a chance...Hoffa is and has a machine just like Richard Daley was to Chicago!   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 18 September 2011 NoMo The big difference with me is I'm on the outside looking in. I've always thought it was to everyones advantage after 1994 to be represented by one union. That isn't going to happen. Sure the BLEt & BMWE went with the IBT on the otherside the UTU who was fined & kicked out of the AFL-CIO for trying to raid the BLE gets welcomed back with open arms into the AFL-CIO after the IBT & AFL-CIO split. To much politics not enough action. An article I read this past week we might see a strike on the horizon. 11 rail unions have rejected anymore mediation and was granted a release. No one wanted the pattern set by the UTU who has already settled with the carriers. Looks like Obama is going to appoint a Presidential Emergency Board by Oct 7th. There's still sometime with cooling off periods ect...but we could see a rail strike by early next year.   Name: Rounder E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 September 2011 NoMo, The Teamsters ( IBT ) took over the BLET and the BMWED several years ago. They prefer to say we "merged", but the IBT rules prevail. Hoffa Jr. is currently the prez, perhaps Sandy Pope can do a better job, the upcoming election is in October? Check out the Teamsters for a Democratic Union website; TDU.org   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 September 2011 Hey Con 30+: When was Hoffa elected president of the BLEt?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 September 2011 I think everyone should merge into the UTU. I don't want my union run by Hoffa.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 September 2011 Hey RRJ: Yeah your right, the fact that the two operating unions spend more time trying to one up each other than they do fighting for their membership is right up the carrier's alley. Perhaps your view may have changed since you've been retired a couple of years now but I still feel a single entity should represent the operating crafts. In this day and age, the bigger the hammer you wield, the larger the spike you drive. At one time I felt a new union was the way to go. Start off with a clean slate. However, if the ground service employees and yardmasters were merged into the BLEt, that might work as well. I just don't think a union that represents bus drivers and airline pilots needs to represent railroad employees especially considering the carrier's stated goal to have all T&E personnel certified as engineers. A little enhancement to the BLEt, like a woman, will certainly get the carrier's attention!   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 September 2011 All this shit started in the 1980,s when that prick RAYGUN broke the air traffic control union by firing all of them, if every union in the country would have gone on strike when raygun did that we would not have this mess today period! And its a shame too cuz many union members voted fer that no good prick 2 times! ya only get what ya pay for when ya vote for a republican.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 September 2011 NoMo Nothing is changing this anomosity between the two unions. CSX negotiates first with the UTU then wants to force the BLE into the same pattern agreement. That happened recently with some yard jobs that CSX already negotiated with the UTU. CSX wants to go to 4/10 hour days & 3/12 hours day with 40 hours pay gaurenteed. This will eliminate an entire shift they'll only run 2 shifts per day instead of the current 3. Nothing wrong with it. Now the BLE gets this letter from CSX stating you except what we offer or we'll turn everything into remote operations. The BLE members voted it down last week. CSX didn't expect that to happen. The BLE called their bluff. Now CSX comes back asking what does the BLE want. That's easy protection they want an agreement that provides for 2 engineer assigned yard jobs per shift and 3 gauenteed slots on the yard extra board. As it is now CSX loves baiting both unions against each other.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 September 2011 Hey APE: I think what Retired said was the operating crafts T&E need one union. There is strength in numbers and dealing with two small unions, is far less problematic. As far as being cross crafted, within the next 5-10 years, all T&E personnel will be certified engineers. When the last of the protected men leave, there will be a major change in how things get done. Today, the only thing standing between the employees and their oppressors is the union. The railroad is changing, are the unions?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 September 2011 I think you are trying to say we need to be one union. That would work only if crafts worked as organized labor was meant to. CSX would have everyone doing everything. They would probably love to be one union, so they could lay-off a bunch of workers. Engineers and conductors would be trained to do carman, electrician, pipefitters, and laborers work. CSX is already trying this, but only in a discreat way, because men will not stick together here. This would be another hard hit for Unions, in my opinion. Like I said before, as long as union members dont stick together, CSX is winning this battle. But I have realized that most CSX workers are not interested in Unions, because they dont get involved and will always tuck their tails and fold up, when a boss comes around them. Keep it up CSX, so called union members, go vote republican some more and become a right to work country, you will all be replaced by foreigners and scabs. CSX UNSKILLED AND NON-UNION LIKE WORKFORCE.   Name: RETIRED E-mail: FITZGERALD GA Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 September 2011 THIS IS TO THE PERSON WHO THINKS THAT C S X HAS BEATEN THE UNION. YOU HAVE IT TOTAL WRONG FOR THE UNIONS HAS BEATEN THEMSELVES BY NOT JOINING TOGETHER YEARS AGO AND BECOMING ONE. NO NEED TO HAVE TWO SEPERATE UNIONS WHEN BOTH CONDUCTORS AND ENGINEERS ARE WORKING TOGETHER ALL THE TIME AS A UNIT. THE ONLY REASON FOR NOT JOINING TOGETHER IS THE ONES THAT IS GETTING RICH BY HOLDING OFFICE. JUST THINK TWICE AS MANY AS NEEDED TWO GROUPS U T U AND B L E REPRESENTING YOU INSTEAD OF ONE.YOUR DUES COULD BE CUT IN HALF. WHEN THEY OR IF THEY EVER JOIN YOU WILL SEE YOUR REPRESENTIVE GET A LOT OF MONEY JUST TO JOIN WHICH YOU WILL PAY FOR A LOT THEY WILL GET THIS FOR THE POSITIION YOU PUT THEM IN. NONE OF THESE OR JUST A FEW WILL EVER RETURN TO WORK LIKE YOU DO.THE U T U AND BLE NEED TO WORK AS ONE NOT WORK AGAINST EACH OTHER THEREFORE THEY NEED TO BE JUST ONE ONLY WHEN THIS IS DONE WILL YOU BE STRONG AGAIN.ALL THE RAILROADS SAW THIS YEARS AGO WHEN THEY STARTED MERGING AND GEETING STRONGER THE UNIONS SHOULD DO THE SAME.LATTER ON WHY NOT TAKE IN THE ROADWAY,SIGNAL,MAYBE A LOT MORE THAT IS WORKING OUT HERE GET STRONG AGAIN.   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2011 A strike at least 2 days could seriously disrupt Railroad operations and could restore a "little" credibility in--international, general, and local leadership. The recently ratified UTU agreement is nothing but comparing apples to oranges over healthcare cost. The healthcare cost could easily be absorb by the 20-fold pay increases to Railroad executives over the past few years when wages were going in opposite directions. The membership got looted of leadership during the times of international (from both unions) indiscretions and the carriers took advantage of that and now the carriers is taking advantage of the current political leadership crisis. Once again: The combined accumulated wealth of the top CEO's is over 1 BILLION DOLLARS. Why can't that be exploited when negotiating a contract? That's enough money to pay for all the employee contributions for the next 30 years. TE&Y members working in a demanding hazardous environment of train operations should be compensated--not degraded as a normal occupational hazard! Use your unique skills as leverage; not as a submission to Robber Barons! May God bless the family of the conductor killed in a switching accident reported today by: UTU.org.   Name: Joe T. Plummer E-mail: rrstrike.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2011 Imminent strike looming for at least one day....In the mean time; take all pit stops needed for personal health! Bring back the good old days of unity and trumping greed!   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2011 Lay-Off restrictions: A "day" constitute a 24 hour continuous time period....If your union allows that to be cut in half; you need stronger leadership. Lay-off issues seems to be the prevailing problems for most of the complainers. You all are pissing in the wind if you don't change leadership. One less hired American is an additional thousands into the pockets of the Robber Barons! America is a great country with doctors and lawyers on both sides of the isle!   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 September 2011 "Labor Day" should be change to "Corporation Day." Infowars.com   Name: Binheer2long E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 September 2011 I did not want to post this on the serious discussion headings, but someone enlighten me. A couple of nights ago I was watching Dish channel 215 and a show called "Ghost Adventures" came on and one of the sites they featured was a place that used to be a slaughter house where a couple of guys murdered and decapitated a young lady and tossed her head into a well. The place is now a night club called "Bobby Mackies". Yes, the same Bobbie Mackies on the Wilder Main just south of Cincy where I have parked trains for years and have never heard the first word about the ghost story. Not even the yard crews that work there had ever mentioned it. This ghost sometimes turns the juke box on to a song called "The Anniversary Waltz" and does some other wierd things. CSX sucks, but parking trains at a haunted beer joint?? Somebody is asleep at the wheel!! I wonder if Doug knows about this??   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2011 Isnt it nice working weekends for straight pay, our union fore fathers, would roll in their grave if they knew it had came to this. Way to go CSX, you have beaten the unions.   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: ill gotten gains Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 August 2011 Accumulated wealth of top Railroad Executives: James A. Young...$500,000,000.00 = shares held at 554,209 Do the math on the following...need more interaction from viewers. Michael J. Ward...252,675 shares Charles W Moorman...206,382 shares Matthew K. Rose...(BNSF) private company but estimated wealth $200,000,000.00 Sorry for the ones not listed! They haven't reached the$100,000,000.00 yet! Majority of the wealth was accumulated during the last decade while trying to maintain "deregulation." How many friends do you have furloughed and have lost jobs to sub-contractors at the CEO's expense? Si! Source: Yahoo Finance (company symbol) "Insider Roster." 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 August 2011 when cell phones got banned? the dispatching went to hell! you figure it out yet? rotflmao! its not in Chicago budget to run things right! they cant take care of their own? much less look out for all the crews coming into Chicago? it might affect their bonus? cabs yup the kids are still waiting up to 90 minutes for a ride? not in all cases! so? when ya get stickman? go restricted speed a very safe speed at all times okay? get it? slow is safe? safe is good! watch out when doubling up in cabs! its your ass in court if ya get in an accident? especially if four or more are in the cab ! SO KEEP DOING FAVORS , SCREW YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW MAN? STAY BUDDY BUDDY WITH THE BOSSES? KEEP THAT BONUS GOING INTO THEIR POCKETS? 

 Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2011 Corporate CEO's....Be a patriot! Give-up your ill-gotten gains through fraud, deceit, union payoffs, lobbying politicians, corporate welfare, and greed. A "democracy" as we know it; cannot sustain such corporate malfeasance and expect to survive! "Ten million dollars is better in the hands of 100 Americans than 1 corporate CEO." Ralph Nader 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2011 anybody know what happens behind the scenes? gay prostitution, drinking on the job, screwing off and lying to their spouses when they say they're at work, but really not. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2011 I think I got a job at the Baltimore Coal Pier, in Curtis Bay MD. Can anyone tell me if this place is as bad as everyone says it is. This is a tough decision, because I have another job making more money offered to me. 

 Name: Cotton E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2011 I am so happy my time is up ! Was it worth puttin 30 + years ? Better than social unsecurity . Hope y'all are havin fun 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 July 2011 does anyone know if CSX has done anything about the drug problems at the baltimore coal pier. 

 Name: Edmund Muskie E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2011 You can sum it up with one word as to why CSX will probably never win the E.H. Harriman "Gold" award ; Conrail. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2011 fucking cry babies.......why dont you guys just stick it right in their fucking ass to get yours....thats what i do.....knocking down 100k a year 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 July 2011 The Union at the railroad will never be strong, unless someone educates 80-90% of its workforce to stop voting for republicans. Just read the facts people. Republicans have already been responsible for many RIGHT TO WORK states. They hate unions and will do anything in there power to bust a union, much like CSX management. So stop listening to your NON UNION bosses and do what is right for your much corrupted union at the railroad. 

 Name: just plain krazy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2011 just wondering y and the hell the men cant stick together. the unions do nothing. the bonus the conductors were supposed to get (by what was said in the contract) on the first of july was pushed back to the 15th without the union letting anyone know till the day before.....all claims whether good or not are being deniedand i know the only guys that are getting thier claims paid are taking them to arbitration themselves..... ive been told stories of how combining the UTU and BLE has fell thru in the past but maybe it is time to try again. im tired of being screwed by this company, its time for both crafts to come at the comany with one united union. 

 Name: AWP E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2011 Added to article below about Mineral Springs collision: Speed on impact 48 MPH. 

 Name: AWP E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2011 In response to the rear end collision in Mineral Springs, NC on May 24, 2011 that killed the train crew: I work in the Atlanta Division on the A&WP and regularly speak with crews from Abbeville, SC about the rear end collision. I spoke with a man who has seen the download. The engineer complied to the Approach Signal according to the operating rules. The crew then came back out on the power as if they were displayed a clear signal at the intermediate siganl after the approach signal. The engineer blew the crossing a few hundred feet prior to the collision and turned the bell off just seconds before. They obviously were awake. This same employee told me that he has come out onto the main in that area on a short local train and not show up on the dispatchers board due to the tracks not shunting. Is there a known problem in this area? Were they running on a clear signal? We will probably never know cause CSX says the loco-cam was not functioning. Its funny how if its something that can prove your guilt they always can get the video but if its a video that can clear your name then it never seems to work. Go figure. I heard the NTSB took over the investigation so maybe we will get to the bottom of it. Big maybe. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 July 2011 my daddy didnt work here you spoke that well, I am in about the same boat you are. This place is full of journeyman of nothing. poor training and only thing they know is strictly memorization. Most employees are also job scared. Because no one else would hire them anywhere else. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 July 2011 Everyone knew the circumstances when they took the job offer. On-call 24/7. I talk to guys everyday who say, "man I can't believe they called me on my rest, thats crazy, man," or "man, i told you they would turn that claim down!" (However, we do have a major issue in this area that needs to be addressed. Its bad enough to work the hours we do but then you gotta fight for your money. Its not right.) Again, you knew what you were getting in when you accepted the job and when you voted in your union representative even if he is a dirty bastard. I feel like a shrink instead of an engineer. All the bullcrap I listen to everyday up and down the rails from the conductor or the guy thats in the yard office whose been here 40 yrs talking about how he hates working for the railroad. Nobody is holding a gun to your head making you go to work. If you can't handle the requirmemnts for employmet then go work at wal-mart or something. Oh yeah, wait a minute. Where else are you going to make $100K+ year with a GED or high school diploma? You're not! So step-up, shut-up, get out or retire.   Name: 00h323 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2011 Anyone hear anything about the derailment that happened tuesday just south of evansville? Same spot as the 3 last year i think. By the way i heard the swat teams are supposed to be on the cd next week   Name: Ralph Whitaker Fan Club E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 July 2011 I remember some other guys in the Indiapolis MOW department who received extra special treatment; Terry Stewart; a B&B crane operator who can't run a crane but has a company pickup and his crane is always in need of repair and he always has an excuse why he can't use the crane. Dirty Dave Bales ran over a utility pole in Avon Yards. Ralphy boy swept that under the rug. Dirty Dave would just hang out after hours for the OT and he did get with it. Mike "MB" Fulp ; the once pride and joy of Dan Justice at Hawthorne. MB Fulp was caught several times by Ralph and Dano for padding the payroll and screwing off. MB was even caught borrowing a CSX welder truck to use the torch to cut up some scrap metal at his house. Ralph and Dan just let that slide. It wasn't until MB Fulp was caught by the FRA for lying about inspecting track when he was really at home that Ralph and Danny-boy threw him to the wolves. Rick Perry; He was promoted to ADE of bridges as a result of putting an extension ladder against a bridge in the middle of a busy road without baricades cones,etc. Needless to say a car came by, hit the ladder and injured not-to-bright Rick. Sam Spears; Ricky made him a bridge manager even though there were two far more qualified black men who applied for the job. I suppose being kicked out of the NAVY for being AWOL too many times and being on the drug/alcohol rehab program at CSX made him the best choice in Ricky's wandering eyes. Josh Huron; He was told by the Roadmaster and the ADE to drive a pickup when he didn't have a driver's license. He followed orders and was later fired for his efforts. We hope that J-ville does give the enema to the engineering department in Indy and the GL. Ralph Whitaker should go back to being a cook.   Name: Max Dugan E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2011 We heard that some people who were not happy with the mis-representation by Mike Flowers and the bending / breaking the rules for some Ralph Whitaker ( a plethora of rules violations by Eric Casad and the hit, run and shop Chuck Young , etc... ) gave up some information to the grandmother's lawyers in the Adam Flowers traffic accident. Maybe Jacksonville will give a much-needed enema to the MOW department in Indy.   Name: Hensen Cargill E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 June 2011 In regards to the latest Adam "A-Crash" Flowers accident I agree with the dispatcher that he will not get out of this one. His very partial to who he really represents union daddy and Ralph Whitaker won't be able to help him. The ladie's attorney probably filed a "Discovery Motion" getting Adam Flowers' driving history which will show his accidents in CSX vehicles and will also get his phone records. I would say that's why CSX put A-Crash out of service. It would look worse for them if he was still active. The lawyers will ask why management ( Mainly T-bone , Ralph and Dan Justice ) in a fortune 500 company that preaches "safety is a way of life" would allow someone like Adam Flowers to continue to drive CSX vehicles knowing that he has a bad driving history.   Name: Max Dugan E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2011 To Joe Preston Fan Club Re: Adam Flowers vehicle accident, Indy, IN. Our ADE; Ralph Whitaker didn't care for the track inspector at Hawthorn at the time so he threatened to fire him or suspend him if he didn't bid out. That guy bid out and Adam Flowers bid the Hawthorn track inspector job in. Ralph and Dano knew about Adam's driving history ( past and current ) and told him "to be careful". About 4 weeks ago Adam Flowers was playing with his phone on Southeastern avenue and rear-ended a Grandmother and her grandaughter sending both to the hospital. Adam's license was suspended at the time and was given a multitude of tickets. The company had Adam change his story from using his phone to reaching for a spitcan. I believe it's a Rooster-Fish company policy to NOT use tobacco products in a CSX vehicle. The GL boys waited 3 weeks to put Adam out of service pending an investigation or more like a "sweetheart deal". We are all wondering how Mike Flowers and Ralph Whitaker are going to get their boy out of this one?   Name: matt sanders and matt stamper E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 June 2011 Alright, so we finally got a hold of Mrs. Ward. Mr. Stamper got her in the ass which is what he is use to and since I am now in Indiana, I fucked Michael in the ass!! Good day everyone!!! Oh, I am sorry, and the "KISS ASS, NOSY BASTARD" Steve Crain took a dildo in his ass at the same time!!!LLLMMMMMAAAOOO Hey Steve, you still going to Pennmary every Sunday just toi get away from the wife/hemroid?? Just curious!!:0)   Name: Joe Preston Fan Club E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 June 2011 We heard that there was another CSX M.O.W. traffic accident on the Southwest/Greatlakes territory, involving Adam Flowers. This would be his 4th accident in 4 years. I wonder if CSX will check his cellphone records this time? I doubt it since his daddy is a BMWED union rep. Ralph "whites-only" Whitaker will probably give him another glowing character reference so he will get another baby-slap on the wrist.   Name: been quiet long enough wife! E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 May 2011 I am the wife of a Csx employee. He works as a conducter. I have witnessed a perfectly well adjusted college educated black man over the course of 8 years become a different person not happy with major depression; hypertention; anxiety; insomnia; bipolor; Adhd ; nervous stomach my list can go on. Yes he has a diagnosis for 4 out of the many. But his work schedule is so erratic he misses several dr. apptmnts. His only comfort is food. He has balooned to a 70 lb weight gain. This job is killing my man! Harrassment. Intimadation. Bullying. UNETHICAL. if one gets injured .U are on the Hit List to harrass and watch an employee work for an entire shift. If you are confident and secure with yourself U bet Mangmnt will try to break your manhood down. Thats my story. TO SURVIVE U MUST PRAY TO THE MOST HIGH GOD THAT IS IN HEAVEN. Praise JAH! I am behind my man all the way seeing that he is getting the medical attention he needs. csx has good medical insurance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 09 May 2011 A person who has been dismissed from CSX is no longer an employee at that time until an arbitrator makes their decision. They are under no obligation to CSX. How can the company file additional charges and command the person to attend a hearing when that person is dismissed?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 May 2011 can you say jeff "piece of" shitleton,what a worthless f#@k   Name: 00H323 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 May 2011 Imagine that! I guess ol jim is worn out from all the butt kissing he has been doing to the new terminal manager. Sure miss rick as local chairman.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 May 2011 Mr. Ward and stockholders, D.J. Murphy; Director of Operations Support continues to send certified letters to a former employee commanding him to attend a "CSX hearing" at his own expense. A. The person doesn't work at CSX anymore. B. The person just doesn't have the money to travel at whim on a short notice at his own expense. He's unemployed, remember? C. Mr. Murphy & Co. is wasting the stockholder's money. The postage cost so far for the various certified letters is around$30. plus the cost of paying a clerk to type the letters and take them to the post office. The person could be doing something else instead; Remember, the person they are sending the letters to has already been dismissed. D. The former employee was "railroaded" by just asking for the racial slurs, sexual slurs,butt/crotch grabbing and harassment to stop. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 May 2011 RRJ, Please do not patronize me. My info is limited to 1970 and what I have been told by others. I have my experience, and it remains decent. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 May 2011 Hey RRJ: Cough...cough:) 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 05 May 2011 The officials know that the CSX clown who was hit by a train June 16th, 2010 in Kentucky was texting while parked on a crossing that has trains cruising by at 50-60 MPH. The driver as well as the other 3 passengers will get a large-sized claim but the company never tried to get his phone/text records. Go figure? 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 May 2011 Goob Your info is a little outdated. Some of it still fits but not much. Your right I do post because I can. That'll eventually decrease by my choice which it has already. Yesterday was a good day on CSX they announced a stock split of 3:1 a 38% increase in dividends ect...it happened about 6 months before I expected it the stock split the dividend increase was a surprise extra. 

 Name: Troy B & Lee H E-mail: BLE532@msn.com Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2011 HEY RICHMOND, REMEMBER JG MOLTER, SAFETY SUCK? HE IS RETIRED AND NOW SPENDS HIS DAYS ON CSX-SUCKS.COM....HE MISSED SUCKING OFF THE TRAINMASTER'S FOR SAFETY MONEY AND OVERTIME, SO MUCH, THAT WHEN HE RETIRED HE HEARD ABOUT THIS WEBSITE. HE THOUGHT "CSX SUCKS" WAS A WEB SITE WHERE HE COULD HOOK UP WITH CSX MANAGERS AND SUCK THEM OFF, JUST LIKE HE DID EVERYDAY AT FULTON. WE STILL GOTTA WORK OUT HERE IN THIS SHITTY WORLD THAT HIS GENERATION LEFT US, AND HE HAS THE BALLS TO COMMENT OF WHAT OUR JOBS ARE LIKE. MOLTER ONE WORD FOR YOU: "R-E-T-I-R-E" WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 May 2011 RRJ, You continue to post, simply because You Choose to. I just restrict your lies, and fabrications. Man you know a lot. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 April 2011 Kyle I'm surpised. Seems most people on here typically disagree with everything I write. Which is alright debate is a good thing except for a few most just like to be insulting with childish behavior. That's scary to think about that they might be at the controls of a 21,000 train. At times I wonder why I'm still posting on this site after retirement. I think it's more about the way I had to go out on a permanent disability 5 years early and not making it to age 60. Even though I had my time in with RRB it still didn't matter I loved the job. Management today is just an nagging annoyance like a gnat buzzing around ones head. It needs to be dealt with in a way that turned everything on them and not on the individual. It's easy to do. Their lack of railroading skills make them look foolish. In life everything is a game. I haven't a clue why any corporation would hire inexperienced people to oversee daily operations. I guess it's just a higher up control issue. Ingram was short in stature so he felt he had to act big to compensate. I got your email address. I'd give mine but because of sentiment of some on here it wouldn't be wise. 

 Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2011 Hi rrj yes i think and know you are right about belonging to the masons back years ago as it did help when every thing was local per say and that was probably like back in the 1950,s 1960,s and before that, But yea i know a hogger in the 70,s yea he was a mason too and he was involved in a 3 train de-railment and there was many injuries and a fatal involved in that one, Ie a rear ender eat em up that involved 3 traines, the blame was placed on the entire head end crew and he was a mason, he still got fired as that ring did not mean anything when they had the rr investagtion, they flat out fired him and he had 30 yrs service when that occured in the 1970,s, you sound like a very intresting type of rr person and i would like to chat with you about rr things, so if ya want too here is my e-mail add edward1202002@yahoo.com hope to hear from you as i think there is a lot rr talk we can talk about, and yes that wreck i told ya about, its on a icc report too that you can see on the net. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 29 April 2011 Kyle I remember a co-worker back in the late '80s early '90s for a short period became a RFE in Baltimore. He was the only one who wasn't a Mason. Because of it every investigation was his responsibility. Belonging to the Masons meant something back then because one Mason couldn't cause harm to another. He gave it up after a few years came back running an engine to much stress and that was back when it was a decent place to work. Today being a Mason doesn't hold any weight seeing discipline isn't doled out by local management anymore. 

 Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2011 To rrj, yea i guess you get bad apples no matter what yard you work at, Ya know when i first hired on we had some conductors who thought the rr could not operate without them,LOL ya they really had that way of thinking and man did they ever suck ass to the TM,S RFE,S & DI,s and they would brag about it too, I do respect my officers but i will not suck up to them like those guys did, I also know of a lot of hoggers & trainmen who belong to the masons as they think that will help them if they get into any trouble as many officals are also masons and me and you know it don,t work that way, get into trouble and yer going to pay the price and i seen it happen many times, Not saying the masons are a bad thing, its really a good thing but i don,t like to see peeps join it just cuz they think they will get a favor on the rr when they get into trouble, Got the laugh in a way cuz our asst super was jewish & one of the most down to earth guys you would ever want to meet, Not any like that around today, he spent 30 yrs on the same div for his entire job, that should tell you something as most of them are fly by nights and only last 1 yr at any givin terminal, WE miss ya Mr max soloman. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 April 2011 Kyle There are always a few like that at every terminal. We had an 3rd trick industry job that made 14+ hours every night. They never got the work completed. I remember working the road having to cross over from #2 to #1 mainline thru a 10mph crossover on a heavy coal train on a heavy grade because they were blocking the main sleeping instead of working an industry. That conductor had the terminal manager hoodwinked he had him convinced he was the only who could do the job. In 2008 when I gave up the road moved into the yard working 2nd trick we had to finish up their work then switch out their train. It didn't matter they still hogged every night. Those two did this for years heck they were making over $100,000 on a yard job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 April 2011 J.V. "PISSYPANTS" MILLER SELKIRK NY SOMEBODY PUNCHED THAT PIECE OF CRAP J.V. AND HE PISSED HIS PANTS AAAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA   Name: kyle to rrj E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 April 2011 Of course i never work fast when i know i am going to be there for 12+ on a yard or a night local job, Its the guys who are on the mile run jobs who irk me by running slow, as running slow on those jobs don,t get you any ot, you get payed by the miles run, so why would anyone in their right mind want to be on company property any longer than they have too, I sure don,t. This reminds me of a cond& hogger when i was a new-bee, 2 jack offs, when the this 2nd trick yard job started the YM said it was gonna be a long day as 1 mail train was running real late and we had to spot those cars do or die,, We could have did all the other work in about 4 hrs and then just wait in the shanty for that last mail train to show up, but noooooo those 2 morons dragged that 4 hrs to 11 hrs moving like 2 snails for some odd reason, guess they liked being in the 6 ft all night, And what topped it off i was deadheaded to that yard so my time on duty expired 1 hr before the reg crew, so this mail train shows up with me only having 15 mins to go before i outlawed and by damm this cond & hooger both say, now we move into high gear & work fast to get that mail spotted, I was like ???? Well it was time i had to make a head call, and those 2 worked without me to get those cars spotted which was not legal as a recrew should have been called,, I later found out those 2 always worked like that no matter what type of job they were on, Yea talk about 2 assholes yup we had em, think both of them are now re-tired, thank god and i am sure every DI & YM knew about them on the type of shit they pulled, I also found out that most of the other T&E did not like working with either of the 2, ha ha frick & frat.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 April 2011 RETIRED NOW, HAD A 36 YEAR CAREER. IT WAS MOSTLY MISERABLE. FOR THE LAST 10 OR 12 YEARS OF MY CAREER I REALIZED THAT CSX IS JUST A JOB. DON'T TRY TO MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SACK OF PIG DUNG. JUST A JOB, IT WILL NEVER CHANGE, JUST GO TO WORK, & GO HOME, GET YOUR MONEY & GO HOME & FORGET THAT CSX EVEN EXIST UNTIL YOU DRIVE BACK ON THE PROPERTY. IF YOU ARE IN LOWER MANAGEMENT, YOU ARE SCREWED. IF YOU TRY TO MAKE RAILROADING MORE THAN JUST A JOB, CSX WILL CONSUME YOU. THE RAILROAD IS NOT YOUR LIFE. YOUR LIFE IS YOUR FAMILY & YOUR HOME.. IT IS JUST A JOB.... YES, IT DOES SUCK.. GET THROUGH IT, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE RETIREMENT.. THERE ARE 6 SATURDAYS & 1 SUNDAY EVERY WEEK.. THE RETIREMENT PLAN IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SOCIAL SECURITY, IT WILL MAKE ALL OF THE LONG HOURS AND BEING AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY & MISSING MOST OF YOUR KIDS GROWING UP EVENTS WORTH IT, MAYBE EXCEPT FOR THAT MISSING THE KIDS THINGY, IT WILL BE WORTH YOUR WHILE. ALL OF THOSE CROSSING ACCIDENTS, I PERSONALLY WAS IN MORE THAN 60. SEEING PEOPLE CUT IN HALF, PEOPLE WITH THEIR HEADS CUT OFF, DEAD, BRAINS ON THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. CRUSHED, DEAD BABIES & CHILDREN, SEVERED ARMS, LEGS, THE SMELL OF SOMEONES GUTS OPENED & FECAL MATTER, YOU WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE SMELLS & SIGHTS. YOU WILL HAVE EARNED YOUR RETIREMENT. SO ENJOY IT. YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT... DID I SAY, "IT'S JUST A JOB."   Name: Robofuq E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 April 2011 I've worked with newer engineers that are cautious; don't have a problem with it at all. Getting there a few minutes later beats the hell out of a cab ride home, unemployed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 April 2011 Track speed. I see the same thing today as I saw many years ago. Conductors work with a variety of Engineers, and that goes both ways. However the speed is controlled by one person. Many engineers run slow for a lifetime, because that is what they always do. If and this will( never happen) If grandma got a trip with a young skilled Engineer they could learn a lot. Where are the RFE,s this is their job.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 April 2011 The only thing a TD cares about is don't screw him on an Amtrak meet. I've had TD's take a chance even I thought it was cutting it close. Once I reassured him the train had good power he lined it up. Everything else didn't matter except for a few trains on the system like the Juice train a few minutes delay didn't hurt anything. I do agree if one makes themselves known as a slacker they could sit in sidings on a regular basis. I always ran accordingly if I knew there was a meet made sure to do my best to clear up. That's makes a good engineer. Wether one likes CSX or not doesn't matter its working together with your co-workers to get the job done. If you don't like management it doesn't matter just know within yourself you're smarter than they are and superior in railroad knowledge. You'll start seeing things in a comical sense instead of all the frustration that excist. One of the negatives in yesterdays earnings conferance call was train dweel time that's a reflection on management. I'm sure their getting their arses reamed out this morning.   Name: slack action E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2011 Just a little hint to engrs: Disprs meet trains on engrs doing line speed. If you do not do line speed, do not complain about a bad train meet...A dispr looks at who the engr is and what train they are on. They know what engrs have screwed them in the passed and run that train accordingly. You might think you are screwing the dispr by not running your train at max authorized speed but you are really just screwing yourself... A dispr can screw you more than you think, a whole lot more than you think you can screw a dispr..Just some food for thought..   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 April 2011 KYLE You mean to tell me you wouldn't slow down if you were already on OT? I can't think of anyone who would be running for the quit if they already spent over 8 hours on duty. New engineers they'll hopefully get the feel of running a train over time. We had few oldheads who never ran the max speed. One in particular always ran 35mph when the max was 50mph. I was meeting him a few years ago I just pulled the empties out of a power plant he was heading down with the loads. I heard him on the radio getting close I hauled arse to get in the clear on the east end of the side track streach braking it was perfect he would of never had to touch the throttle. I dragged my train to the west end this siding was nearly 12,500 feet still no sign of him I stopped the train. Turns out he heard me on the radio got his train down to a crawl at 5-6mph to make sure he had a clear signal at the west end when he had almost two miles of track even if he had hit an approach plus it was only 90 cars in his train. After that when I heard him on the radio his arse was waiting on me.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 April 2011 2010 FRA On Duty Fatalities - CSX Leads 753 Railroads http://csx-corruption.com/2010-fra-on-duty-fatalities-csx-leads-753-railroads/ Thanks to this sites administrator for helping distribute this information!   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 April 2011 Lot of new bee hoggers run slower than the posted limit is cuz they are scared, And on the other hand i know many old head hoggers who run slow esp on the local night crawlers just to make a few min more ot and they tie the rr up doing that too, So just don,t blame it on the new hoggers as some of the old heads do the same thing.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 April 2011 J.V. MILLER IS A LOSER RETARD. A TRAINEE KNOCKED HIM OUT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. THIS GUY IS A PIECE OF S#*& IM SURE NOBODY DISAGREES.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2011 ********** DATELINE----APRIL 11th 2011********** ********* NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY FINDS THAT THE LAWS OF GRAVITY DO NOT APPLY ON CSX TRANSPORTATION PROPERTY...... THE PLACE JUST SUCKS...... THAT IS ALL*******************************************   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 April 2011 1st time I have ever posted on here. With that said, why do most all of these young hoggers feel the need to deadass through high greens? Nothing worse than catching constant approaches because some young douche with ample power is too scared to run above 35 in a 50.   Name: terry E-mail: terrycarter5@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 April 2011 thanks for all the advice,, i have talked to someone ,,and i think we are going to move forward...and to prove i'm not joking C.S.X if your reading this , check my id h9367,,, now lets play   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 April 2011 It must have took you every bit of two weeks 2 be qualified for that job. And you cant argue that, because CSX is good at not giving personel proper time to train. I know this first hand.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 April 2011 To Engine Repair. I can tell you a secret, you asked why anyone would work for CSX? Last sunday as I sat on my bike at Crofton, Ky --The strongest piece of equipment, with the most tonnage, was struggling to supply America with it's needs. The crew was targeted, and dedicated to the task, amazing how focused the train crews are. Big power, Big Tonnage, Big Resp. and they do it over and over. Why, because they are very proud of the skill that it takes to do it. Conductors and Engineers are a dime a dozen, until ya need one to run Heavy Freight. Now the field has changed. Bottom line the RR life is a PRIDE Thing-- Money thing--to support the Family.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 April 2011 why would anyone want to work at this sorry outfit, all of these stories are true on here, and I know they are. You people are being treated like slaves, anyone with any kind of trade or other skills, can make more money and be treated better. Everyone should write letters to your congress and let them know how crooked these so-called unions are. This is the most corrupt bunch of shit that I have ever seen. With a lot of people writing these letters, we can unite and stick together, you can basically bypass your crooked union and unite and conquer these crooks. And that my friends is forming a real UNION.   Name: cater E-mail: terrycarter5@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 March 2011 i'am lookin for a good Discrimination lawyer please e-mail me at terrycarter5@yahoo.com   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 March 2011 fonzie First off no need posting on every thread. Secondly you're screwed maybe a shortline will hire you. I doubt any class 1 would give you another chance. Being furloughed is at times a way of life on the railroads.   Name: fonzie E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 March 2011 I worked for csx 2 years ago due to being layed off every other week i decided not to go back after i begged a diffrent company to hire me back for the secomd time due to the railroad layin me off To make a long story short i was sent a letter of termination in the mail sayin i didnt mark back up in the required time My craft was trains and engines I was thinking and wanting to get in a track gang would csx consider hiring me back? And would any other railroad hire me Or am i basically screwed for being terminated from csx With other railroad outfits? Any insite on this topic id greatly appricate it thanks ;]   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 March 2011 Chuck Baker will burn in Hell someday. Wonder if he will still get joy out of hearing himself talk and patting himself on the back.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 March 2011 Middleton can suck it!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 January 2011 Yeah you're right about Jeff. I often wonder why he doesn't just put a bullet in his head since everyone including his wife and kids hate him. But then after that all he has to look forward to is burning in hell.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 January 2011 Jeff Middleton will burn in hell one day!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 January 2011 Former railroad engineer sues UP for more than$150K in rollover crash 10/21/2010 8:12 AM By Andrea Dearden A former railroad engineer blames Union Pacific and a transportation company for a rollover crash he says left him permanently injured. Scott D. Nation filed the lawsuit against Professional Transportation Inc., Nolan B. Hawkins Jr. and Union Pacific Railroad Company Sept. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Nation says the three defendants are responsible for an alleged crash that happened in October 2008 on Highway 100 in Osage County, Missouri while Nation was working as an engineer. Nation says Hawkins was working for Professional Transportation Inc. and was responsible for driving Nation from one work site to another. According to the complaint, Hawkins was on Highway 100 near the intersection of County Road 219 when he missed a curve, drove off the road and rolled the vehicle down and embankment. Nation says he suffered severe and permanent injuries in the crash and, as a result, has been unable to work or participate in the activities he enjoyed before the incident. Nation contends the defendants are liable for damages because Hawkins negligently failed to drive at a proper speed, failed to slow down to avoid leaving the road and failed to keep a proper lookout. Nation is asking to be awarded more than $50,000 in damages from each defendant for physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses and court costs. William P. Gavin of the Gavin Law Firm in Belleville is representing Nation. St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 10-L-513   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2011 I am the wife. I am not worried about him traveling 2 hrs away or whatever to work. He can't get no where he has called everyone he is locked out to even make bid on jobs because he cannot get to the screen to make them because of a time ticket that he can't put in because he was not cleared to qualify even though CMC Edwards told him he was on the next train to qualify and even got called by CSX Caller. The time ticket was from December 30th and he has been calling the Road Foreman and Crew Mangagement about it for 3 weeks on his vacation. It is still the same. Crew Mangagment is not helping so he can't even make bids on the jobs by tonight so he can get his pilot and work. So don't tell me that is right. The roadforeman was in and out of the hospital the week of Christmas and New Years. So that has been a problem as well. He has called people every freaken day to try to get this taken care of. He is getting the run around. So I am a bitter wife. I can't get a freaken job because of the railroad schedule and paying childcare. It won't be worth it. But this started when they switched his zone and he is the one that is getting shafted while the other people are still getting paychecks. So screw all of you who think that is right. I have all of our phone records and can prove to you freaken people showing how many calls we made to Edwards, Lampka, and Tom Flanery even on their direct lines and how many times they called back. They only time my husband ever talked too these guys is when they answered there phone except the one time Edwards called him and said he was going to be on the next train. He can't work because of stuff he can't take care of and the people who can won't return phone calls or won't help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2011 This goes to RRJ, how pathetic is your retired life. That you come on here and bash guys for complaining about their job on a site called CSX-SUXS.com are you really that dense? Get off your high horse telling guys how bad it was back in your time, yea real HARD TIMES. You guys partied at your job, you had 5 guys to a crew, you had cabooses, the engineers and fireman took turns running, because either too drunk or too tired, you had all kinds of arbitraties, that the guys before you fought for and you guys SOLD!!!!!! Lets see all the times you guys FUCKED UP running a switch or sideswipping cars and the TRAINMASTERS let you walk, but burned us for the same thing. So how about you go feed the pigeons in the park or go to the seniors club, and let the GROWNUPS ie. present railroaders come on here and BITCH! YOU JUST SIT AT HOME AND WATCH OPRA, while we pay your railroad retirement check, you useless old fuck company kiss ass!!!! Boo hoo guys come on here and bitch about the company I USED TO WORK FOR!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 January 2011 Yardmaster, My husband is one of the 5% that you claim that really never complained and went to work etc. Hardly ever marked off for any reason. He is being raked through the coals because of someone changing his zone almost three years ago which was supposedly illegal when someone changed it. They switched it back to the first zone and he lives 2hrs and 15 minutes away from the other terminal they are forcing him up too. Well since December 10th he has not really worked because he has been trying to get a hold of people and people are giving him the run around. He did get a hold of someone who actually moved him from the layoff board that he was on to the other saying he was an Engineer Qualifier now. Then was ordered to take a train the next day which would of been December 30th-31st, which was great until he went to put his code 17 in and it said he was not setup to qualify. He took all three weeks of his vacation so he could get paid. Now he is off vacation and still not been paid for those two days and can't even make bids because he still is not activated as an Engineer on the Bid screen so he can take and be paid the one trip with a pilot. Even though he has not been to the other zone for 7 years. I can name all the people he has tried to get a hold of and we have all of our phone records showing all the calls he made he has made as many as 20 a day. Leaving message after message and still there has not been a returned phone call. He called three people today and not one has returned a phone call Lampka and Edwards are two of them. Everyone keeps rubbing the stupid agreement in his face, but that person should not of changed it three years ago. Next week on Feb. 1st he can change zones, but that does not help the situation we are in now we have bills and noone wants to help. Someone is investigating it and I am hoping they come up with some answers soon. Cause this will be week 4 of him not getting paid besides his vacation. It is pretty sad we were actually going to get to go to the beach this year and nope thank you CSX. WE have 4 children and christmas was a disaster because of the stress luckily christmas presents were bought. I don't work because of the railroad schedule. We have no idea where to go from here. The Unions are not helping either. IT SUCKS!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 January 2011 As I was sleeping a few night's ago. Got to thinking (Well kinda) This is kinda for CSX not the regular folks. Nice heavy corridor for truck traffic (10-12 hours)driving time. Route that matches the RR traffic flow. Same as auto train, park em and haul them. Drivers sleep, take the truck off the road, make money and every one wins. This would take a lot of work. I know this may confuse some, what I am really saying is put a semi on the rail. In my simple mind this is really TOFC, stack, Rolled to the next level, with a crew car, for the drivers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 January 2011 “White Snow” vs. “Black Ice” Jury rejects CSXT's slick version of the facts and awards an injured Engineer$3.98 Million. (Ten times what the railroad offered to settle this case before it went to trial.) James L. Fairna, Attorney Hoey & Farina, P.C. 1-888-425-1212 info@hoeyfarina.com James L. Farina of Hoey & Farina, P.C. reported that his associate, George Brugess, obtained a $3,979,686 verdict in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, Indiana on behalf of Kevin Roberts, a former engineer, and against CSX Transportation, Inc. (“CSXT”). The jury trial under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”) began on August 24, 2010 and concluded with the verdict on August 27, 2010. On December 6, 2006, Mr. Roberts was called for a train to operate between Avon Yard, in Avon, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio. The crew’s time expired while en-route. The CSXT then sent a van to the train to transport the crew back to Avon Yard. As the van approached Avon Yard at approximately 5:30 a.m. on December 7, 2006, a CSXT machinist in a CSXT owned heavy work truck lost control of his truck and crashed head-on into the van. According to Mr. Roberts’ testimony, as corroborated by Officer Nathan Challis of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department who investigated the accident, the weather was treacherous. It was snowing and the roads were covered with ice and blowing snow. The CSXT heavy work truck driver admitted to Officer Challis at the scene that there were adverse driving conditions and he failed to engage the four-wheel drive on his truck. He also admitted that he lost control, crossed the center line and collided head-on with the van. Mr. Roberts was taken by ambulance to the emergency room because of his serious injuries. Both vehicles had substantial damage and were towed. The driver of the CSXT heavy work truck was brought back to the yard and interrogated by CSXT management officials about the accident. The driver explained what happened and that one passenger in the van, Mr. Roberts, was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. After this discussion, CSXT management made the driver complete a second accident report for CSXT. At trial CSXT offered the driver’s second statement into evidence. The driver testified at trial that the weather was clear, the roads were dry and the accident was caused by an unexpected patch of black ice. Further, after the heavy truck skidded on the black ice, it sideswiped the van. At trial, the jury was asked to decide whether the “white snow” version of the accident as reported by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department investigating officer and Kevin Roberts was correct or whether the “black ice” version of the accident from CSXT was the truth of the matter. CSXT argued at trial that it could not be held responsible for an accident caused by unforeseen “black ice.” Mr. Roberts’ injuries and medical treatment included surgical repair to his knee and multiple cartilage injections, surgery on his elbow, fractures of his shoulder that went undiagnosed and eventually required surgery, and serious injury to his cervical spine requiring steroid injections and a referral for spinal surgery. The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board eventually determined that Kevin Roberts is permanently disabled due to the injuries from this accident. After deliberating for two hours, the jury rejected CSXT’s arguments and awarded Mr. Roberts$3,979,686 in damages. The last pre-trial settlement offer from CSXT was only $400,000. Congratulations to Mr. Roberts and George Brugess for bringing this matter to justice. Does anyone know who was operating the van that Mr. Roberts was riding in when this accident happened? If you guessed “Professional Transportation Incorporated” then you are absolutely correct. How many more personal injury lawsuits will CSXT have to face before they learn their lessons about PTI? Are CSXT company officials that clueless and stubborn or both? Makes you wonder doesn’t it?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 January 2011 I don't think florence is a bad place. If you are going to get hired there. Just ask someone here that works down there,and im sure they will butt in. This site is full of them I guess and a lot of jackasses. Don't mind them   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2011 Oh, BTW. They also are getting remedial reading classes. By the end of this year, they should be smart enough NOT to post their woeful stories in every section of this site. I guess those that do that didn't get enough attention when they were children.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2011 It's a terrible place to work but starting this year, they've all been given punctuation marks to work with. Now, when they write to complain, you can actually understand what they're bitching about.   Name: sctrain E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 January 2011 Info on florence sc is it as bad as they say it is down there heard its bad place to work   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2011 HERE WE ARE AGAIN! JANUARY, 2011 .......AND CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!! NOTHING EVER CHANGES IN THIS CHEAP ASS OUTFIT. MONEY BEING DENIED, SCREWED UP ATTENDANCE POLICY, HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, LOW MORALE, PISS POOR MANAGEMENT. NAZI STYLE LEADERSHIP & ENFORCEMENTS BECAUSE THEY STILL DON'T KNOW HOW TO RUN A COMPANY. MOST FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ALWAYS STATE "OUR EMPLOYEES ARE OUR GREATEST ASSET" CSXT COULD NEVER STATE SUCH A LIE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 January 2011 PTC Helper: This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 January 2011 Hi, I just got hired by CSX as a PTC helper…can anyone tell me what I should expect once I start? How many people are in a typical work crew? What’s REDI Center like? Describe how the union works…just the highlights, I don’t need the manual, how much are the union dues? I understand that most of the people on this site are not big fans of CSX so please, serious replies only. I’ve been searching for a job for over a year now and I’ve finally landed one so I’d appreciate any helpful information. Thanks.   Name: Angela E-mail: angie.marek@dowjones.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 January 2011 Hey everyone, I'm a business reporter working on a story for a national business magazine that looks at CSX's retirement 401(k) plan for workers, which has actually had big investment returns in recent years. I'm hoping to talk with a couple rank and file employees who can tell me a bit about their experience with the plan and whether it helped them make progress saving for retirement in recent years. If anyone is able to chat with me and share your story, I'd love to hear from you. E-mail me here (angie.marek@dowjones.com) and we can find a time to connect. Thanks so much, Angie   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 January 2011 i hope the fra reads this..... most of the engineers and conductors(80%or more) talk on their cell phones while running the train. they are also goin on internet sites on their phones as well during train operations. and the trainmasters call the conductors and or engineers and talk when they know the train is moving i see conductors kick locomotives on a regular basis nobody ever does a correct air brake test either. its a joke itll be funny when a key train derails because of these issues on csx trains   Name: ACD E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 January 2011 I don't visit this board often. But the GL GM is in trouble. Begining on the 9th the Indianapolis chief will gone. The work will be handed over to the East chief. (who will now be doing the work of 4 chief dispatchers) Everybody in the office is PISSED   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2011 i think its high we start organizing a strike against the unions and csx. arent you tired of being treated like shit and the unions just letting csx have their way? marking off policies that havent changed in many many years now changed a couple time in a few months to cover their ass for lack of crews. stealing money from your paychecks almost daily, categorically declining legitimate claims without consideration. setting you up for failure with e-tests with penalties harsher than if an incident actually happened. etc, etc we are the ones who make the money and run the trains but are treated like the lowest life form while everybody above us reaps high bonuses. we are blamed because they cannot run trains. telling the public, the stockholders (which most of us are), the news outlets that they are hiring and furloughed people are all recalled. we have many many people on furlough that were never called. the hiring is more management, not train crews. management cannot run trains. oh? a strike doesn't do any good because the gov't will force us back to work? with all the national attention it WILL send a message to csx and the country.   Name: Fawghorn leghorn E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2011 God, I love fat woman!! Happy new year everyone from the Orange Bowl!! I had a woman down here in Florida so big on New Years Eve, you could have stamped Happy New Year on her ass and flew her all over Miami Beach!!!!;0) All the more reason to stay away from drugs and alcohol boys!! Keep it on the rails and good luck in that shithole industry!!LLLMMAAOOOO LET'S GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET'S GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET'S GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are going to whip Stanfords arse!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 January 2011 don't expect to get paid for your rsia mandatory off time if you're on any extra list/board. it will be taken away from your guarantee   Name: onetwo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 December 2010 thank you Lloyd   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 December 2010 CSXT aka donald trump railroad YOU'RE FIRED !!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 30 December 2010 CSX PROBABLY PUT THIS SITE UP THEMSELVES, SO AS TO LET THE INTELLECTUALS WHO POST HERE VENT OR JUST SOCIALIZE WITH ONE ANOTHER. THEY MUST GET QUITE A LAUGH AT THE RUN ON SENTENCES AND THE ATROCIOUS GRAMMER, LET ALONE THE MISSPELLED WORDS. YOU CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT CSX FROM NOW TILL DOOMS DAY AND REST ASSURED, NOTHING WILL CHANGE. IF ANYTHING, IT WILL GET MUCH WORSE FOR THE EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE YOUR SLAVE MASTERS. YOU HAVE PROSTITUTED YOURSELVES FOR THEIR SUB-STANDARD WAGES AND PLANTATION LIKE WORKING CONDITIONS. YOU ARE A POWERLESS, IGNORANT, BRAINWASHED CLASS OF SOCIETY ALLOWED TO EXIST FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SERVING THE GOVERNMENT AND BIG BUSINESS. SO DON'T GET ANY IDEAS ABOUT IMPROVING YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. BE CONTENT TO WATCH YOUR FOOTBALL GAMES AND DRINK YOUR BEER AND WATCH YOUR STANDARD OF LIVING DESTROYED. KEEP BUYING JAPANESE CARS AND CHINESE COMMUNIST MANUFACTURED GOODS. LET YOUR CHILDREN ACT AND DRESS LIKE INNER CITY CRIMINALS OR YOU CAN SEE THEM SENT OFF TO SOME UNDECLARED WAR TO BE KILLED OR DISABLED. I COULD GO ON BUT I KNOW MOST, IF NOT ALL OF YOU, WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND ANY OF WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN TODAY.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 December 2010 To RRJ, Nice post on 12/24/2010. I only have a comment or two. BLF&E was--- Brotherhood of locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (SIC). Firemen returned around 1967-1968 but not on the L&N except in full crew States. As an example the L&N kept all Firemen after the Arb award 282 in the state of Indiana, and released all of those in KY and TN. The BLE stepped in with the apprentice Engineer Program, and recruited the students from the Brakeman ranks. All of the first Apprentice Engineers on the L&N were had picked by the BLE and the company. They were guaranteed a job for life. Nice post RRJ I learned something from your post.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 December 2010 Reply to: WHATSUP 3 words. Great Lakes Division Watch that place over the next week! Then watch it over the next 3-4 weeks. speaking hypothetically that place will.. implode [ɪmˈpləʊd] vb 1. (Physics / General Physics) to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure the vacuum flask imploded 2. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion Compare explode [from im- + (ex)plode]   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2010 cond 20-30 The only brakemen position that was ever in jeoprady was the flagmen with the elimination of the caboose. The UTU never had to sell off the brakemen on the locomotive in 1993 or the firemen in 1985. The original loss of the locomotive firemen in the early '60s was done by the railroads thru goverment intervention. When the locomotive firemen was brought back in the late '60s the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Engineers, Order of Railway Conductors & Brakemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen Union of North America merged in 1969 to form the UTU. The UTU never had to sell off the head brakemen. When CSX was formed and the merger started to take place the SCL side had full train crews while the Chessie System side (C&O, B&O, WM ect..) had already eliminated all brakemen positions. There wasn't any ruling thru goverment intervention to eliminate those positions. Did the UTU cut a good deal? Yes, for a select few to benefit but not for future generations. It was greed by the members they voted it in to eliminate the craft with 30 shares of CSX stock each year,$20,000 or $45,000 signing bonuses if an individual sold their productivy bonus to go with the retirement accounts of$6500 a year. You stated it correctly when you retire you'll have over a quarter of a million. 

 Name: Santarail E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 Nomo You're as full of you know what as a Christmas turkey, Youre jealous cause I make more money than you do. you wish you worked for CSX the greatest company in the world. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2010 The loss of the fireman, the 1st brakeman and the 2nd brakeman were all done either by goverment decree or the threat if one. The UTU didn't stick it's head in the sand and ignore it , they got the best deal they could, I will retire with $250,000 from stock and prouductivity bonuses from the last 25 years.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 December 2010 i think its time to call for the resignation of michael ward apparently he is blind to the fact he is losing untold millions of dollars because there isn't enough crews to run trains BUT he seems to think hiring more trainmasters and middle mismanagers(and i use that term loosely)(lets just call them stupidvisors since they know nothing about trains. think of the business that marketing could build if a railroad ran trains. think of all the overtime that could be saved in the blue palace if they didn't have to spend hours and hours searching hundreds of miles for rested crews. now where is that quality of life we've been told is out there? think of the customers who would be happy to do business with csx. now they're just happy if their cars shows up when they ordered them. think of all the bonus money that isn't making it into the pockets of the senior mismanagers. although they get more than enough as it is. maybe thats the problem... wouldn't the shareholders and wall street love to know that all the people were not called back from furlough as stated publicly and the ones that were, are probably going to get cut again in january as the csxt decides to go the unproductive route and use one man remote operations, and consolidate yardmasters to running 2 or more rail yards yea business is not all that good mr. shareholder. a railroad that doesn't want to run trains, but is happy to take taxpayer money to fund its operations, and piss on union members who actually make the money and deliver the goods for the country but have to cover their ass every minute for fear of being run off for not finding a piece of paper in a switch point which caused no damage and where no on got hurt and god forbid your call off sick more than twice in a 4 week period for which you don't get paid anyway, so they can use you as a scapegoat for not being able to run a train instead of hiring more people. lets not forget to cut people off for making guarantee, which no one does because they make more than guarantee...its the shortage of switchmen causing csx to call brakemen to fill yard jobs which pays ABOVE guarantee which in the infinite wisdom of csx accounting can't figure out shows as guarantee payment. need we go on?   Name: Santarail E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 NoMo I didn't say anything negative and you jump on me like a monkey on a banana. Just who are you to post on here you dont even work for Csx. You're just foamer who has nothing better to do than run down csx the greatest company of all time. 100K in this economy is nothing to laugh about. I have friends that are teachers, lawyers, dentist, farmers etc. they dont make much different than I do. I live across street from president of first national and trust. So yes i am proud of my 100k. O yeah I've never worked 80hrs in a week on the rr. Merry Christmas CSX and all my fellow workers   Name: Santarail E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 I just pullen in beautiful Brewer yard. Those great men I worked for just gave me a Christmas turkey for staying marked up. This place is the greatest yard on the system. Thats saying alot beca use csx is the greatest job on earth. I dont know why you men complain on here. I'm going to work Christmas so I can make triple time. How I love this place. What person in thre right mind wouldnt want a job out here. I sure hope they dont shut down. I will miss not seeing everyones happy faces. and i also going to make over 100k this year hows that for dropping out of school at 14.   Name: peanutbutter E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 Merry Christmas to all the hard working rrers. To rest of you company men. I hope you all get called out right before Christman dinner. Well the ble and utu offices will be closing I didnt know the rr shut down why should those pigs.. Our fat lazy no good union rep that cant barely hold a job will be laying off union as soon as he gets in. He'll be taking caring of all kinds of union affairs like feeding his fat ass. I'm sick of him and the rest of those guys claiming jobs they cant hold and staying displaced.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 Further clarification: those of us who were firemen and are still on the rosters will never work again as a firemen. Unlike the brakemen slot lost in 1985 we didn't get a dime for the UTU sell out. A loop hole the UTU agreed to keep the firemen seniority roster but eliminate the position on the locomotive. Figured I'd throw that in before any rebuttals.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 That was way before any of our times when railroads went from steam to diesel electric. It lasted a few years then the firemen were brought back. With the UTU the firemen was eliminated again in 1985. I know, I worked as a firemen my name is still on the firemen seniority roster. The UTU let all engineers that didn't have trainmen seniority establish one in 1985. That's what we call "tit for tat" or "the pot calling the kettle black". What's your point? In fact we can add the firemen to another job the UTU sold out. Thank's! I knew I was forgetting one. Keep going the list is getting bigger.   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2010 Why all the bitching about the UTU, do not forget the BLE started all of this when they sold out the firemans jobs years ago.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2010 Cond 30+ Right if you say so. Then mabey the BLET should help the railroads get rid of the road conductor. What good are they? Utility positions can cover any issue hand brakes, switches, pick ups/set offs, knuckles, ect...they can ride up next to the train in a company issued vehicle. It's your mentality that has led to these reductions. Everything from selling off the two brakemen for lump sums plus shares of stock, productivity checks or the$6500 retirement accounts every year to the engineer in the yard for 40 lousy extra minutes in pay. The Scope protects the engineer it's no different than the UTU RCO yard agreement one union can't step on another unions agreements. BLET already won that case. Besides why should you care you're protected under the crew consist. CSX can't wait till all those protected are gone. Then the unions will have there work cut out for them to save jobs. You're the reason the unions are still fighting each other. If you have 30+ years it doesn't affect you it's those hired out after 1994 that are vulnerable. Keep shouting the mantra "screwUTU" that's what their good at. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 December 2010 Engineer 30+ you are wrong as most engineers are most of the time. The BLE scope agreement is unenforceble. The UTU has the rights to all RCO , had them before this agreement, still has them. The UTU wanted the BLE in the bargining for RCO but the BLE put their heads in the sand and ignored the future. Yard RCO is 95% switchman and 5% making the little engine go back and forth. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 December 2010 It's never been between the two people in the locomotive cab. When I was working and posting then I had the same frustrations. My main point was till the unions get off their duffs people needed to do what CSX wants it's still the same. The only persons getting frustrated is the conductor and engineer. Everyone from the LC, GC on up has the same excuse "they can do that". It's not necessarily the LC's fault they get their info from the GC. Problem with the LC's on CSX they get burned out after 2 terms in office if one doesn't that would give me cause for concern as to where are their allegences. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 December 2010 The two folks in the cab are not fighting. It is the Unions that are fighting. Blame each other, fingers going both way's. keep this BS up and run by yourself with the street right behind your number on the roster. CSX will send a Cub Engineer with you, weld them to you at the hip,and make you train them. Time to get together and save the Conductor, and let them sleep it is better than nothing. I have seen times that I wanted to help them sleep, simply to get a little Peace. RRJ your post are getting better since ya left, rest must be a good thing in your life. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 December 2010 LE 1-10 It was shocking when the RCO's went to one man starting in 2008. Apparently the UTU didn't cross the "t" and dot the "i" on their agreement with CSX on it's implementation. The UTU was in a big hurry to get it done before the BLE could also get an agreement. This fighting between the two unions has done more damage then anything else. It's the members who suffered not those at HQ. Then the UTU brought lawsuits because the BLET secured the Scope Agreement to protect engineers in road service. Another screw up the UTU did limiting their remote agreement to strictly yard service. On that one I'm thankful they were stupid and greedy. Engineers were crying for blood wanting to give up road conductors for engineer only trains. A lot of us oldheads had to calm people down reminding them that they have trainmen seniority. In slack times they could get cut back and take away those jobs being held under UTU agreements. Another UTU screw up when BLET members could cost their members work. They definitely didn't think of all the negative consequences. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 December 2010 RRJ, Nine years ago I watched the UTU promote the RCO like it was a great accomplishment having control & selling out the engineer. Since then the carrier has screwed them over by implementing 1 man remote crews & by trying to eliminate the conductor all together. It doesn't pay to side with the carrier!!!! They don't care about you! 

 Name: Matt Sanders E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 December 2010 Is it me or does my girlfriend remind you of a member of ms-13?? She loves her tacos and she runs for the border!!! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 December 2010 Now is as good a time as any to strike. Enough of this economy bullschidt as an excuse. If CSX wants to maintain the path there on they need to change their ways. I hope Pierce does good for ya'll. It's been over 20 years since we had real leadership in the BLE(T). I could care less about the UTU they've sold everyone out the past 25 years. They need to put aside their differences with the BLET and work together. One union alone would be difficult both working together would be a power force. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 December 2010 RRJ, I have to agree with you when it comes to Pierce. After meeting the guy and hearing him talk, he speaks straight from the heart with no speech or BS like the former Presidents. He told us straight out that we are working for a bunch of Azzholes at CSX. He also brought up the possibilities of striking when all else fails. I can say this much, I trust his words more than anybody else who has held the position. The real test will be his actions. It will be an uphill battle from here! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 December 2010 Goob The BLE(T) is having the first national elections in it's 147 year history where the members will vote in the leadership. Dennis Pierce who is acting president after Paul Sorrow retired is most likely going to win. Pierce I do believe will bring the BLE(T) back to what it once was years ago. No more compromise taking it to the limits meaning he's not afraid of the PEB and striking when allowed under the RLA. The past two decades those morons running the unions were cowards. You are right in one regard members are paying dues for nothing if the unions fail to act upon the excessive harrassment, violations of contractual agreements ect.... Pierce knows this new generation has no confidence in their representatives. The oldheads lost confidence along time ago by watching the unions weaken. Your non-union retoric doesn't matter the railroads are closed shops. Something the old regime for the BLE(T) managed to get in a few years ago. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 December 2010 Hopefully the RR unions will at some time in the future, decide to partner with the employer. I know that is hard but it could be a good thing for both sides. RR unions are really bad at taking fund's from the members and wasting them, taking them, or covering the money for later distribution to themselves. RR use the union's as puppets to do as they please. The Union never win's, ever wonder why? Same thing the Union always says about the Company GREED. The Unions have so many dis honest folks, the RR have a hard time paying them enough, to keep them quiet. Really Bad situation for the members and the stock holders, The smart ones will always win. Engineers and Conductors should Partner with the CSX and let the rest settle. It would be a stellar agreement/ Contract that would shock the industry. Highest paid train crews in the US would be CSX. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 December 2010 GO non-union see what happens. Your paycheck will shrink, benefits will be cut off, termination on the spot no investigation no appeals ect.... if you think it's bad now it'll be worse. Quit crying and do something. You are the union they work for you. If you allow them to get way with BS that's your fault. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 December 2010 I just want to know what the hell is the problem with csx. They hired 7 conductors for chattanooga yard in tennessee. There are no positions in this sorry excuse for a yard. And now we get laid off....WTF I left a job to come to this shit hole to get laid off and have to find another job. Fuck You Pete B.... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 December 2010 What kind of work environment is expected when in order to become a manager or company official, people are expected to work three times the hours for half of the pay, endure countless degrading ass chewings from supervisors who have little grasp of whats really happening or what they are asking you to do, or what really needs to be done. Who would want the job??? certainly not anyone that should be in those positions. Thats why we are plagued with (90 day wonders) and people who think a degree makes them qualified to supervise people with decades more experience on the job. Morale and work conditions will continue to decline until CSX wakes up and deals with this problem, what would it be like if we had (qualified) people in charge, making good decisions, but hey, what the heck, they are making money in spite of themselves...Who really cares about employee concerns anyway.....THE RIGHT RESULTS - THE RIGHT WAY. 

 Name: T E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 December 2010 You may just be onto something, however i doubt it will be the engineers first. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 December 2010 Warning, Warning. The very first Trade to go Non Union on the RR, will write History. I hope that the Engineers as the leader's do this. Drop all of the union stuff and join the CSX, as Managers with a defined retirement plan as well as RR Retirement. The skill level of Conductor's and Engineers is worth more than, union dues provide. Stop fighting the pay check. 

 Name: E-mail: contact@csx-corruption.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 December 2010 I have some newer content that might interest some of you. Haven't had a lot of time until now to start doing research, but it would help if you guys give this a read and look at the charts and tables I've put together. This is an article relating to CSX's Newsweek Green Ranking award that they were bragging so much about last month. http://csx-corruption.com/green-ranking/ Thanks to the administrator of this site for welcoming me and also for allowing to me to post an article every now and then for you guys enjoyment. 

 Name: Steve Crain E-mail: tomheike@needsteeth.com Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 December 2010 I have been offered a job on the coal pier in Baltimore. I heard unless you support Rev. Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, you stand no chance. Is this true?? I mean, I do love my KFC and watermellon farms and have always been a big supporter of Old English 40's. Do you think that will help?? And when I pose a question, I always start out with "let me AX you a question". I do not know, I think I have a pretty good shot here people. Anyone here work on the coal pier there?? Any advice would greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy holidays everyone!! 

 Name: Retired CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 December 2010 Is Tom Wolfe still employed? Or has his past of being a horrible officer and human being caught up to him? 

 Name: .... E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 December 2010 you're all dumb, CSX is one of the best jobs out there! i get 40.87/hr. hows that for ya? fuckin retards. 

 Name: where E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 December 2010 whats a local chairman 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 December 2010 Hey Where: I believe I would ask my Local Chairman if you know who that is! 

 Name: where E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 December 2010 I work north out of evansville indiana what region am i and does any of this 2010agreement apply to me 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 December 2010 Kyle, If for some reason you feel that CSX or any RR has too many TM's or RFE's re think that process. Tell me when any RR has over hired? They never do, or try like hell not to. Employees are Expensive! RFE's from Engineers makes sense, TM's from Yard Foreman/Conductor also makes sense. Conductors from the street is simply stupid, the same as a TM's, from school. These are titles, at pay rates that are comparable to other industries, nothing wrong with the pay, just stupid on the part of CSX for expecting something that is out of reach. All new employees are looking for something GOOD, and they are fully capable of making decisions that they feel are correct. At times they screw up, same as US. If you want an example of a real screw up, just take a look at the biggest mouth piece, most liked, most powerful, person at your location that is your Union rep, most likely a LC. These boys work the system for themselves. New Tm can not do near the damage,they are too bussy working 80 to 90 hours a week. 

 Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 November 2010 Tm,s & Rfe,s are at the bottom of the totem pole in managment and are always trying to impress the big boys at div headquarters, Its always been that way & i can,t even count how many tm,s & rfe,s i have seen come & go over the past 20+ yrs as they are a dime a dozen, What i could never figure is why they need so many of them, I mean like who needs a tm at a lil 8 track yard out in the sticks but they do it, I guess to keep the men in line, HA ha what a joke,Guess they think we are all out to break rules & get over on the company with our flase penalty claims, The rr would run 100% better with out tms & rfe,s,, Not saying all tm,s & rfe,s are assholes, met a few good ones but the assholes out number the goods ones 99 to 1. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 November 2010 the sad thing is we have the power to screw over the carriers, yet we act like sheep,next week is bring a ball bat to work week, after a train master gets poped a few times they will leave us alone.....train master thats a joke....most train masters are clueless when it comes to what there job is........most are nothing more then ego maniacs,who take pleasure in being assholes..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 November 2010 Happy Thanksgiving to all CSX railroad employees, and I hope most can be home for the holiday. I know CSX is a piece of shit unethical company to work for, and I know some people will be stuck out there moving trains when there is really no reason to be working with the whole country shut down. I just wanna wish everyones family a happy holiday from one railroad employee to another. I could care less about Ward, Brown, or Sandborn. We know they don't work holidays, and we know they don't care about you & me. 

 Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 November 2010 What i found out about the rr, Is do not trust anyone as there are many back stabbers on the rr who are out for personal gains both in managment & the peeps you work with,Guess this is a thing that comes with working for any big industry, Ya got to look out for yourself. 

 Name: Paul L. E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 21 November 2010 WOW...it's been like almost four years since the last time I took a peek at this site....amazed it's still up and running and hard to believe how little things have changed. CSX still sucks....?!?....OMG that's just way TOOoooo funny (((lol))) Hey, I can't say I don't miss the job (well maybe I wouldn't say that if I were still there?!?) or some of the guys in Selkirk. But from most of the posts I've read, CSX still insists on treating its employees like trash. I will always think back fondly of my days working for CONRAIL (or even my first couple years with the Penn Central for that matter). Now THAT was the way to run a railroad!!! 

 Name: plmorgan E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 November 2010 CSX BLOWS ASS!!!!!!!! 

 Name: UBTUCKER E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 November 2010 I agree with you Bob, I too am working in the Cinci/Kentucky area and have found that you need to be much younger than I,(43) to keep up and I think men our age should be treated with a bit of respect, not talked to like we are trash. I wouldn't recomend this job to nyone over 30 years old, I was not hired as a track worker but sure spend my share doing physical labor. No time off and on call 24/7. It sucks. 

 Name: bob gardner E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 November 2010 I was hired as a bridge mechanic in the Cinci Ohio area, if you have applied to this job, don't be fooled by it's title. You will be working your self to the core, doing anything that needs done, all hours of the day and never able to leave town or catch any time off. They were always calling me in for something or another, unless you are 20 years old, this isn't the kind of work to be in. There is NO excuse for the way this company treats you, they are always firing people and no one does anything right. They don't care about you or your family. RUN. 

 Name: john jack E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 November 2010 Avoid the Baltimore Coal Piers, yeah you can get good money but you'll be tossed out or leave within months. They complain about being understaffed but whenever they get someone they are driven off by whoever their working with. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 November 2010 As a matter of curiosity, when I posted the link to YouTube on 11/14 there had been 629,350 hits on that video. As of 0935 on 11/18 there have been 632,590 hits or 3,240 additional hits. It's not unreasonable to assume that 95% of those hits were driven by this site. Anyone that says this site is only read by a few malcontents is mistaken. Despite what they say, this site is monitored by more people than the CSX would like to admit. I'm sure there are many CSX employees that read but don't post. They should reconsider and start posting their experiences or complaints. Until they do, CSX will continue to poo-paw this site as a sounding board for just a few miscreants. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2010 I work for the NS, many of us who work the roads suffer from lack of sleep, we are told it goes with the job and that " the way it is " God forbid that we take a nap at a stop signal,thats a automatic 30 days off.the railroads were built on threats,extortion and physical abuse, why should they change now? to them we are just a body. its better for the company if we die instead of suffering a injury, if we die it does not do against there precious Harriman award. There is no such thing as a sleep cycle when your on a extra board or on the road. with the new fra rule for the 10 hour sleep, it works well on paper but what we need is hours of work, meaning that after 10 hours get us on a train or get us home. how many times are we left in some hotel room for 25 plus hours only to be called? sure now that its time to sleep its time to go to work.... or when you get to your 5th start you are ether left in the hotel for that extra minute so you loose your 48 hours rest, many of us will work over 20 days straight, yet when we go to mark off we are hassled....safety first 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2010 ALOT OF OPENINGS IN BALTIMORE AT THE COAL PIERS. ANYONE KNOW WHY? GOOD OR BAD PLACE TO WORK OR JUST EXPANDING? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2010 To all the people around Syracuse. Stussie is bringing his clone to your area. Name is Adam Hawkins. He is just as bad as Stussie. He go hired as a TM because is dad is high up in the company. This guy ran Martin, KY into the ground. Just watch your backs. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 November 2010 Hey Goober: Sorry it's taken me so long to respond...a little calamine will help that road rash! Thanks for the history lesson...sounds like things have changed. Seems the carriers feel they can teach railroading rather than letting the employees learn the craft. We had an engineer here, he's long gone now, that would do the same thing. He would get out of the yard and say it's time you learn to run. I can only imagine how intimidating that would be to a newly marked up Conductor. I think he hired in as a Fireman also. I know in my case it took several years before I completely understood what was being done and why it was being done that way. Literally, it was like being in a dark room and a light coming on. One thing that did bother me was the practice of sending ground service personnel, with two, maybe three years experience to engineer school. Hell, most of them either couldn't switch or had spent their entire career in yard service. They're passed and marked up as engineers only to be cut back to ground service for four or five years. I can't tell you how many trips I made with called up engineers that I continually had to remind them of the rules! Perhaps you might elaborate on how the trainmasters and unions operated back then vis-a-vis how they operate today. Your Grandfather ran on the "City of New Orleans" down the IC line. I bet he had some stories! Here's on for him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJMVj04lfyo 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 November 2010 Today I will be having my stomach pumped. I suspect you guys know what for. I wish you all safe trips. P.S. Ward you sure look nice today. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 November 2010 CSX Corp. erased gains after two blocks totaling 20.5 million shares changed hands, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad had risen as much as 2.7 percent to $64.50 before the shares traded for$62.50 each at 3:17 p.m. and 3:18 p.m. in New York, Bloomberg data show. The stock was worth $1.28 billion at that price. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it handled a transaction for 20.5 million shares at about the same time, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. CSX shares rallied 30 percent in 2010 through yesterday, beating the 7.4 percent advance for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. To contact the reporter on this story: Elizabeth Stanton in New York at estanton@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 November 2010 NO MO, I came at age 18 to the RR from a RR family. Both sides were long time employees in the shops and on the transportation side. My Grandfather was an Engineer on the City Of New Orleans, and transitioned from steam to diesel, on the City. He was my second Grandfather on my Dad's side, as Grandma liked RR's. First Gran dad passed and he worked in the shop. I was hired from a pool of applicants, many were starving (OLDER) and I felt sorry for them, almost refused the job as I felt at my age it was not my time to take food from their families. Called my Dad and was advised to take the job, I still feel for several of them. After the physical, from a Quack. He took my temp, checked my eye sight(read the chart) thumped a joint or two, and I was on my way.( sorry this should be above the paragraph above) Got a letter from the RR to show up at the roundhouse and meet the master mech at 6am. In January of 1963 the day is long gone sorry. MM advised me that as a fireman my employment was not assured, the RR was trying to do away with the craft. Heck I was not listening, just wanted to go to work, after working in a Grocery for .30 cents per hour I was ready for anything. Cubbing was a pleasure. I wanted to get on the ground and do something Caught a bunch for that. I was told sit there and learn. I did, worked yard job's through freight,locals, and was put into the fireman's Xtra board. Not a clue, no training. I really loved being in engine service, Every engineer would give me a shot at running, some would even help me learn. I learned how they did that. It was something like this, Hey take a hold of this for a while (UP HILL) grinding, they would step back and see how well the crossings were handled, and the bell, and sanders, and most important was at the top. Speed going up and me doing nothing. They would step in and say thanks, Good job, better let me take it for awhile. Big part was at the destination, if a Fireman changed ends and did it well, they got to run back to the service area. So much for now, Let me know if you can stand anymore. HA HA   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 November 2010 Hey Goober: '63 was lifetime ago, in fact, when you left the L&N in '70, 90% of the men and women working today weren't born. I bet some of their parents weren't born. You might start with what it was like to work for the L&N in those days...how the management thought and acted what their priorities were? What the rules were and safety aspects? Harassment and intimidation, etc.? If that's not enough feel free to discuss the new technologies introduced during your tenure and the affects it had on crew size, safety and production? Had the radio been introduced prior to your departure? How big was the rule book? I understand that a lot has changed between 1970 and now, but your experiences will set a starting point for these young guys to compare today's CSX to. Hopefully some of the old heads can jump in and fill the gaps between '70 and today. This may take a while so take your time...when we finish this we can discuss our favorite subject, the unions!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 November 2010 NO MO, I would be happy to discuss not only the Union but the rules and common practice of train crews during the period 1963-1970. I was a Firemen from Jan 1963 (age 18) until arb 282 in the spring of 1964. Then rehired in June 1964 as a Brakeman, promoted to Conductor in 1969. Left the RR in march 1970 (age 25) My last week on the RR was as Conductor on a 6 night a week local, 125 miles from home with a 4 person crew. Member BLF&E--BRT--UTU   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 November 2010 To the person who said 20+ yrs makes you a old head,,Dam i wish that was true as i have 21 yrs on the roster on my div and i can not even hold a lousey 3rd trick yard job oh yea for about a week then i get bumped and have to go back on the extra board, I would think with 20 yrs that i could at least hold a 3rd trick shitty yard job, Guess i will have to wait until i am 65 to even dream about holding a 1st trick yard job as this extra list thing ,,Its just getting to me and yes i knew when i hired it would be a extra list deal but with over 20 yrs its getting to suck and i guess its going to suck even more in the future from what i can see.   Name: KCJONES E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 November 2010 To Hottytotty Get another boyfriend that doesn't work on the RR!!!   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 November 2010 Hey Goob: I personally think your post is the most erudite one you ever made. If I recall correctly, you hired in at 18 and left the L&N in '64. You were there when all this started. Perhaps you might care to share some of the history you witnessed first hand. Back in those days every craft had a union, unlike today where there are only two left to represent the operating crafts (today there are only two crafts left). Even the non operating crafts had several unions representing them. I understand that you have no love lost for any union, however you hired in at perhaps the pinnacle of the union's power. Perhaps you might be able to put your bias aside and contrast the difference between the unions in '64 and today. You and I both know the only thing between the RR workers and a good corn holing is the unions...which if I still worked for CSX would cause me to sit down every chance I got. Sit back with a beverage and think about it...put your thoughts in order and share some of your wisdom in a way your Grandchildren could understand! I look forward to your next post.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 November 2010 I see post after post of who sold out who, fingers going north and south. The real story is not the old heads, nor the newer employees selling out anyone, they simply sent in the dues and were puppets. People working everyday on call and believing in a union that would do the right thing. That trust was the downfall of every employee, and continues to drain those that work for a union living. Train crew reduction started with the BLE raiding the BLF&E. Yep Not one (1) engineer would agree to move with out a Fireman on board, if they had a say. However they did not have a say. They were told to leave with out the Fireman for compensation, and they did. The BLE said go and case closed. I was there-- ran as a Fireman and without them for many years. Things changed in the cab when the Fireman left. The Brakeman and the Engineer became much closer. The Head Brakeman was the 3rd wheel, and that changed. So much for History/ over and out. PS RRJ BMW just turned 2k since 9/1/10   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 November 2010 wow rrj i didnt know that they sold theyre men back in 1993, no kidding we already know that, they sold their "BLANKABLE" rights, yes there is a difference, but you wouldnt know that! and the union meeting that us "lads" shoudlve showed up to right? WRONG , you mean the private meeting for those 26 guys was held at a hotel and POST 1985 guys werent allowed to attend! But atleast theres comfort in knowing that the switchman that took promotion to engineer, will never get that money! So before you post about new guys not go to meeting you have absolutely no fucking idea about, just keep to yourself and shut the FUCK UP, and nomo you have no idea either!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 November 2010 That is no lie stay away from the coal pier if you love your family, you could get hurt there very easily. It is unsafe and there are a lot of drug users at the pier. They do not care about themselves so they will not care about you   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 October 2010 COAL PIER IS A SHIT HOLE. FIND A JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 October 2010 Nope not the same guy jagoff RRJ, dont know shit about baltimore, nor do i care, worked at barr yard over ten years as a switchman asshole, not a foamer like you. But heres the BIG PICTURE, do you not realize youre on a website CSX-SUKS.com , not ILOVECSX.com, so what the hell do you expect when people come on here bitching about csx dickhead, yet you throw in your worthless 2 cents about shit! You oldheads fucked the railroads more than anybody, and now we have to pay the price, you guys sold shit and gave it away for youre own benefit, so suck it!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 October 2010 Hey RRJ, just wanted to say fuck you, you jag off, its the oldheads like you that sold everyone out, thats made everyones job harder! You dicksheads sold the fireman, flagman, headman. You rant about everyone bitching on here, how many times you switch by yourself and do industries by yourself cocksucker! Hell even the oldheads at barr yard sold their blankable switchman rights for$100,000.00 a piece last year, and fucked every guy below them, Gen. chairman John Lesniewski worked out that deal for his buddys, oh, and they put a no furlough clause in there, the next week they started furloughing, so you and every other sell out can take a flying fucking leap! Csx paid $2.6 million dollars to the 26 oldhead switchman last year! Yet us non protected guys couldnt even get our lunches paid! Then these same oldheads, who we used to let sleep and watch movies on the second unit, for letting us be the foreman, have the gall, after they sold out to ask for a line up coming the yard, yea heres you line up cocksucker, GET FUCKED AND LINE YOU OWN SWITCHES, YOU DIDNT DO SHIT FOR OVER 10 YEARS ON THAT SECOND UNIT! So in conclusion RRJ, GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU CRUSTY OLD BASTARD, I HOPE YOU DONT COLLECT RR LONG!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 October 2010 I AM CONSIDERING TAKING A EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITION IN BALTIMORE AT THE COAL PIERS.CAN ANYBODY FILL ME IN ON WHETHER IT IS WORTH MY TIME TO ACCEPT THIS OFFER?   Name: EX CSX T&E E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 October 2010 Does anyone know what Tom Wolfe is doing? And has he paid for his "sins" and coverups as a manager?   Name: doctor white E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 October 2010 Where do we start ! Safety ; everyone wants to go home the same they came to work. working road switcher jobs and yard jobs with excessive walking and and protecting shove moves is unsafe for one man. All the while trying to keep your work order scores on top of the mark so the trainmaster want get his rear end eat out.The railroad wants there cake & eat it to, there is to much work for one man to do while keeping your scope set on safety. The amount of work they want you to do is not within the safe limits of what one man can accomplish. I am a short timer and have seen many changes in my 34yrs of service. I can only hope that my railroad brothers & sisters can adhere to these unrealistic changes that the railroad is determined to shove down there throats. Code of etchics this word is used very often by the railroad, They do not begin to know the meaning of the word. Trainmasters , road foreman of engines, crew callers, and the list goes on & on. Rudeness - harassment - intimidation - all are parts of life on the CSX RAILROAD. Marcus Calhoun Mcant is a fine example of a cat with 9 lifes. All of the conflicks this man has been involved in brought on by his rude - raccist- ignorant remarks and actions and this man still has a job with good old C.S.X. I could just PUKE.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 October 2010 Hey RRJ: Have you seen the trailer for a movie called "Unstoppable"? Is that the film they wanted to make on the CSX system based on the one that got away up around Toledo, OH in May '01? I particularly like the scene showing the lead coming around the bend with all the wheels on the right side 4' in the air. CSX will be taking all their trainee TMs to see the show to see how many rules violations they can find!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2010 I would just like to say I am celebrating my 2nd year being OUT OF THIS CRAP HOLE!!! I worked at the Pentagon my first year out and now work for the state of Minnesota. I truely enjoyed the work while I was at CSX (my safety record speaks for itself). However, I saw the future and what it has become (and I was only there for 4 years. God knows the changes the old timers have seen). I enjoyed the work and had fun doing the job. But the politics became way too much. Some people getting favortism more than others (example: a man, sorry, I mean a drug dealer has 47 missed calls within half of a year. YES, 6 months). He was never taken out of service until a new Superintendant came in (by the way, we went through 3 Superintendant's the "4" years I was there). Oh, and by the way, this other crew derailed equipment (their fault) and went to investigation. Only to leave INVESTIGATION with two tickets to the Orioles game that night!!! Yeah, that WANNA-BE Superintendant is no longer with us, nor is the train crew who probably thought they just got a night in Beverley Hill's with just two tickets to the Orioles game!!!LMAO By the way, they are no longer with CSX Baltimore division either. Back to my subject at hand, this "47 missed call" guy happened to be the nephew or cousin of a mentor for all new hires in Baltimore. The mentor was demoted back to train service and his "47 missed call" family member was fired. Let alone this POC had a horrible safety record!!! NOW, I heard there is ANOTHER Superintendant in Baltimore (this is number 4 ladies and gentleman in 6 years)!! My point being this, when I signed my application for CSX, I am pretty sure (somebody tell me if I am wrong) it said "EQUALL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER". Mr. Ward (or Mr. VP or whoever), you need to make your way to Baltimore and show them how this is ACTUALLY PRACTICED!!! Because GOD KNOWS the union officials are not doing it!! Oh sorry, they are already in your left hand pocket!! All the more reason I am up here, behind a desk, making DAMN NEAR twice as much as I was making as a conductor..LOL However, I loved what I did and have respect for the men and woman who still do it (since I was once in their position).With that being said, write this down Michael Ward (and every other demon in your regime)!! "The way you treat your people is the work ethic you get in return"!!!!! You should remember this line Michael!!! You might not have such a bad record for derailments, injuries, etc.. Have a safe CSX day!!;0);0);0) For the rest of the hard working Men and Woman in train service, good luck with your careers. Keep it on the rails!!   Name: Alabama T&E E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 October 2010 You said the Touchstone Trainmaster in Alabama vanished and she was seeing T.E. Miller? Is she still employed or did she leave due to the affair?   Name: slack action E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 October 2010 Re Kyle: I agree, it is not the crews responsibly to notify the dispr that you are waiting in the sdg. It is his/her responsibility to know that a train is there. It is also not the responsibility of the dipsr to wake the crew up. A dispr is constantly looking at his/her model board from top to bottom always thinking about their next move. The odds of a train being put in a sdg and forgotten about is just about slim to none. The dispr is just not going to put a train in a sdg and then forget. Not to say that this has never appended. Their are too many people keeping up with trains besides the dispr like the YM, TM, STO, ACD, CD, GM. It does piss off a dispr after they bust their ass to get a train over the road and the yard holds them out for hours on end. I remember years ago when a dispr was force fed a local out of a yard when he told the TM, STO and CD that their was no where for the train to go...Well after the yard job dogged on the "OS" and thus causing 5 other trains to dog including a PIG and an Amtrak, they never questioned him again....Ah the good old days!!!!   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 October 2010 Hey Kyle: End of the shift...get close and the YM will find a way to keep you out. If your lucky he'll forget to tell his relief and you'll sit for a couple of more hours until something reminds him you're out there. Unless they changed the rule, you are suppose to announce the train ID and location every fifteen minutes on the line. I never called if I was sitting waiting to get into the yard...I always figured there were enough outbounds to inspect the Disp. and YM knew I was there!   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 October 2010 Yes i know there are reasons for holding out trains, But many times i do think the di,s do forget that they put you in that siding and hey its not up to us on the crew to remind the di,s every hour or so that we are still being held, Thats their job, they put us in there and it shows right on thier board were we are and its thier fault if they forget about that not the crew,,, I made i fast run one day 2 hrs to get the train from point a to point b and was held at the home sig until we had just 20 min before we lawed, then the sig came up and the gym gets on the radio and says give us a good move, pulled the train into the yard and all 10 inbound tracks were clear, I mean i was thinking like WTF, they did forget about us, they had too and then they want a good move because they made a mistake. I had another thing like that happen were a ym at a small yard called a block operator and said hold that train out of yard limits as we can not handle it right now, the reason for that was to not let us get into yard limits as we could have made some finaly terminal delay time, But what was funny about it as the asst div super was hearing all this at home on his rr radio at home at 2 am, man he got ticked and told the block operator to run us and that the ym better find a track to store the train, Man talk about how fast he found a track to yard our train, That ym just did not want to do the paper work on us on his trick, he sort of felt f it, let the 1st trick ym deal with that, ya know pass the buck thing, I must say that ym never did that again as i am sure the asst div super called him on the phone and layed it on him big time, But yes these things really do happen on the rr and for those who say they don,t, well i just told ya and its not a fairy tell, The co don,t make money with trains standing still and thats the bottom line.   Name: UTU hater E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 October 2010 http://utu974.com/Cram_Down_Arbitration.pdf Only four pages. Wow. Just wow.   Name: UTU hater E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 October 2010 Well surprise surprise we got the SSA forced on us. It is offical. At least the L & N will get New York Dock protection, the C & O, SCL, and A & WP do not.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 October 2010 CSX Blows Remember to divide that$38.00 per hour by the total time off duty. Now ya get the real number. As far as the Conductor calling and getting you a DH or a train that is just stupid. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2010 Whos' ready to go to the redi center and be treated like an infantile idiot, be prepared to be scolded and abused. Better suggestion is if you haven't gone yet take the nearest bus and ride s far away as you can! 

 Name: CSX Blows E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 October 2010 You're crying because you are being held away 6-10hrs. After your rest is up? Are you serious!?!? Held away pays me 38.00$an hour. I for one am not bitching like I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Grow a pair and suck it up! If you were working with me and we were on held away and I find out you called someone to have us deadheaded or put on a train, it would be a very long night for you! I bet you're one of those people that calls the chief dispatcher too aren't you?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 October 2010 If you aren't an employee yet...............run like hell. This job will be the death of you.   Name: slack action E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 October 2010 RE Kyle: I have also seen trains put in sidings because of problems that might 150 miles away..such as derailments, weather, Terminals clogged etc....   Name: slack action E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 October 2010 Reason for trains in a sdg: Teminals refusing to take inbound trains and will hold you out, not the dispr fault. Trains being built too long for sdg, not the dispr fault. Industry work being done, track work being done, signal work, track inspections.. Waiting on outbound crews on run through trains for rest, taxi, etc you do not want to block a main line track, again not the dispr fault. Taxi are ordered but do not show up, again you are blaming the dispr.... The last thing a dispr wants to do is plug a sdg he can use.. You have to understand a dispr is dictated by the GM, ACD, CD, STO....He/she will be instructed to hold the train at a sdg and guess what they are not given a reason either. ... Try asking a dispr why you are there because trust me there is a reason for a train being in a sdg. A dispr will not just put a train in sdg for the hell of it... You have to think about the big picture. A dispr is figuring train meets hours in advance especially when Amtraks, Juice, Pigs/UPS are running on your territory. I suggest you try to get in and sit in with a dispr to learn your territory from the train dipsr perspective. You will gain a whole new respect for them...   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 October 2010 I know what 1-10 is talking about as i have layed in at away from home terminals as long as 40+ hours at times, Its the boredom that gets to you, And yes i think the peeps in the movement office should know the needs for so many crews at terminals, But hey they work 8 hr jobs and i really do believe at times they actually forget on how many crews they have on hand, Ie things get lost in the paper work and such for awaile until they find out a mistake has been made, Plus other things can happen, like derailments, power shortage, ect which does effect the ordering of trains to be run. The thing that really irks me is when they hold you in a siding for hours with no explanation, The di,s should at least out of common sence tell the crew why they are being held out at some cp point esp when its out in the booneys as it is most of the time, One time we were held for 5hrs in a siding with no explanation & not 1 other train came into the picture the entire time,then after 5 hrs the dwarf sig came up to run us up a 50 mile branch line which was a 10 mph branch line,So you guessed it, We dogged 5 miles before reaching the terminal, Then had to wait another 5 hrs until the yard shifter dragged us in, I mean wooo big money made, but such stupity on the part of both the di,s and the terminal TM who would not call a taxie to get us off the train which could have been done as there was a road right beside the track, Then they blame the crews for milking the job with the OT, Sometimes i really think those peeps in the di & movement office have their heads stuck were the sun don,t shine, wish i had money to throw away like they do,Its not good busniess practise to do things like that they do, Most other companys would go broke if they did the things rr managment does, But hey its the rr and we are very different from any other company indeed.....   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2010 I went to the CSX-Corruption site. There are ignorant racist people everywhere not just on CSX. This site CSX-Sucks had to defend it's right to excist. Don't you think CSX will take on this new site? The story posted about an incident in Abbeville, SC about a clerks racist comment is hear-say because nothing was reported to an official by the conductor, engineer, or conductor trainee. CSX does have the CSX Ethics hotline that one could of reported this infraction without giving their name. Was that done? No. This could be considered slander because no action was taken at the time. There are no records of the incident. A timeticket with someones name on it doesn't mean anything. If a CSX employee started this site they better read their operating rule book especially rules GR-2A, GR-12, GR-13. You might think you are protected under the 1st Amendment rights but to defend the site would require identifying oneself. That could lead to termination. If the administrator has the convictions to defend their site at any cost I applaude their actions. If they don't I'd be shutting it down.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2010 New site with new forums dedicated to CSX. Updated content! Visit www.csx-corruption.com and/or enter the forums! We need your stories to give this company the attention it deserves. www.csx-corruption.com   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 October 2010 You know, i sit and read post from employees and non-employees on this web site and laugh. All of you just sit here and complain. If you don't like the way things are, CHANGE THEM. Go to school, get educated, get promoted, and fix the problems. 90% of management in CSX came from the ranks (Union). Stop complaining get off your ass and do something about it. If you just complain about the the problems and don't try to help, means your the main part of the problem. Your right, not all management should be in management. Not all managers are good managers. Then again, not all employees should be employees. Not all people can work for the railroad. Most railroaders will tell you this is not the easiest job in the world. If you can't handle the job, leave. Those who complain, and don't step up, need to get out of the way and let others step up. Those who step up, need not to complain and fix the problems, or get out of the way and let others step up.   Name: AlabamaT&E E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 September 2010 I have heard the my supervisor L. Touchstone has strayed away from her husband before with different men. Is she still married?   Name: Ex CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2010 Brian Stussie was arrested for DUI/DWI? Is he still working? Don't most T&E people that he is an officer for get fired for this? He is the pretty boy's mug shot. http://southcentralregionaljail.info/?BookingID=2784018   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2010 Here comes big lay-offs by halloween boys and girls! BB&T Capital Markets analyst John Mims this morning reduced his ratings on both CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC) to Hold from Buy, citing concerns that the coal market could be weaker than previously expected. He notes that both companies generate about 30% of revenue from transporting coal. “We believe that coal commentary will be increasingly bearish during the Q3 earnings season,” he writes, and that both NSC and CSX could come under significant near0-term pressure if guidance on eastern utility and metallurgical coal is revised downward. Mims adds that he isn’t making a call here on Q3 earnings, but instead says the more bearish stance is “a reflection of our belief that utility stockpiles in the East (particularly the Southeast) will not burn down as fast as the consensus view,” and that coal exports to Asia will slow in the near-term. Nonetheless, both stocks are trading higher in today’s strong market rally: CSX is up$1.52, or 2.8%, to $55.91. NSC is up$1.78, or 3.1%, to $59.77.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 September 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Railroad operator CSX Corp. spent$1.16 million lobbying the U.S. government in the second quarter on issues including federal transportation spending and antitrust enforcement. The company spent $1.12 million in the previous quarter, and it spent$1.5 million in the second quarter of 2009. CSX lobbied on bills covering spending for freight, passenger and high-speed rail and on a resolution calling for better security against terrorist attacks aimed at rail and mass transit lines. It also lobbied on railroad antitrust issues and corridors for inter-suburban commuter rail service, according to a July 19 filing with Congress. Besides Congress, the Jacksonville, Fla., company lobbied the Transportation, Defense, Energy and Homeland Security departments, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budget 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 September 2010 TROLLS, GEE WHIZ, THATS SO SMART OF YOU TO WRITE THAT HALF THE PEOPLE WHO POST HERE ARE TROLLS. IF THEY ARE "trolls" then you are obviously a JERK. YOU ARE PROBABLY A SNOT NOSED PIMPLE FACED PUNK WITH BLACKHEADS THE SIZE OF NICKLES AND GREEN TEETH. TROLLS MY ASS, YOU GOOF. 

 Name: hate my shop E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 September 2010 After all I went through in school about saftey. I started my job and soon found out it was a joke. Its a great show of do as I say not as I do. Plus they provide all the tools for the job they said but finding them was the hard part. Not one tool set was full they all were missing somthing. Then they wanted me to fix things and order parts but I didnt know who they used for what parts and I didnt have a company credit card so how was I to get anything. Plus I didnt have much to say to anyone Iam not a sports fan thats all they talked about on their 2hr lunch break. Plus they fill out job breafing forms everyday and never would tell me what was going to be done for the day. I was kept in the dark. If I asked I was always told I will get back to you they never did or it was just clean the shop but with all the used broken parts in it how do you know what to save and toss out ? I loved the benifits and pay but hated the shop and the others I work with. I would love to transfer to track dept so I could travel and get out of this shop before I get stuck at this place or let go for not fitting into their click. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 September 2010 Hey Con. <1: You haven't been out there long enough to know the difference...whether you know it or not you will be furloughed shortly for 6 months, maybe more. Going to work for the RR is like a new piece of ass...after a while the new piece is just like the old piece, delightful but the same. Talk to us after Easter and let us know if you feel the same! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 September 2010 You know for all the people on here crying, please tell me where you can go and make more money than you are making with CSX??? I hear a lot of crying but guess what you have a job, making great money, great benefits and a pension when you retire... I worked in the real world where there was no union, no benefits and no pension and all you do is cry because you have to work for this... Give me a break and just go back to work... 

 Name: W E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 September 2010 Hey there UTU haters. I wonder why it is the Engineer's Freight pool assignments don't have assigned rest days like the Conductors? As you guys may know the Conductors pools have rest days that can be turned off or on depending on whether or not the employee wants to observe his/her rest day. Article 45-Off Days, Paragraph "A" of the BLET agreement States " All pool assignments will have at least one (1)assigned mandatory rest day per week or two (2) mandatory rest days bi-weekly." It sure seems to me that with the current CSX availability policy the BLET would enforce this article of the agreement and provide it's members with some planned time off. If there are Engineer's off on rest days, CSX would ahve to increase there boards to cover these vacancies. Kinda seems as though the BLET is doing exactly what the carrier wants. This doen'nt really surprise me much with the past history of the BLE local chariman's at my terminal. 

 Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 September 2010 When i hired on at age 18 i used to hear a lot of the old heads talk about when it was the brotherhood of railroad trainmen & conductors union and how back then the union would fight like hell for the men and all that changed when it became the U.T.U. and i can see it myself that the u.t.u. is now in bed with the company officials, What we really need is OPEN SHOP union, you would then see how fast the union would start caring for the men, Did you know with CLOSED SHOP you can and will get FIRED if you don,t pay union dues, Now if you don,t call that being in bed with the company what the hell else is it? We are being forced to pay union dues but the utu don,t care a rats ass about the members as long as the dues money keeps comming into cleveland ohio utu headquarters from us closed shop suckers. 

 Name: slack action E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2010 I think they should just do away with crew mgt and the chief dispr all together, the hell with them being responsible for the crews . The answer is just turn the whole shibang over to T & E. Let them be responsible for calling crews and having crews rested for trains. That way it will completely do away with all claims because then they will have nobody else to point the finger at...it will be there own craft that is screwing themselves... Mr Ward I will tell you where to send the check for this hugh money saving idea!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2010 Conductor 1-10 I agree the RR should call every crew on their rest or a little after if they want.Or heck ask the conductor when they want to be called, let the Engineer and Conductor work that one out. Screw the Customer, other crews, and the rest of the world to call conductor 1-10 when he feels like being called. And CSX makes Conductors out of these fools? This person would make a good VP Planning for the Union. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 September 2010 It's unbelievable how ridiculous company officials are in this company. They put you in the hotel for rest, which I have no problem with, and hold you there for 6-10 hours after you are rested. What is the point of taking rest in this case? The chief dispatcher should have the foresight to realize crews cannot possibly be rested if they are staying in the hotel for so long. Defeats the purpose of the new FRA law when this kind of behavior is allowed by our company officials. I generally keep my complaints to myself as they are trivial, but when is CSX gonna crack down on Chief dispatchers and trainmasters that constantly abuse their positions and employees. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 September 2010 man, I am so glad to be out of this hell hole!!! Everyone is looking out for number one!!! I was there for 4 years and read between the lines!!!! I saw my furlough coming but needed the benefits!!! So I beat them to the punch and went out disability (with benefits) and received a job JUST before the benefits went out. The sad part, the union official was more pissed at me than the damn company officials!! I wonder why that is?? Could it be because I gave (and most on here still do) over $100.00 a month to a bunch of low life fags who were in the companies left hand pocket who only know how to say "they can do that, they can do that, they can do that. But hey, thanks for your charity to the waterhead (aka, UTU & BLE) union. We appreciate you WAISTING your money!!" The funny part is just that, I CAN LAUGH IN YOUR FACES!!!!!LLLLLLLLLMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO But hey, I love the UTU news letters I still get. Keep them coming, they make wonderful fire starters for winter!!!!!LMAO The federal gov't is the way to go people!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 28 August 2010 This is for the coal pier whistle blowers: Get in touch with the U.S. Coast Guard. Specifically, "The Captain of the Port" for the Baltimore C.G. Also get in touch with the Fifth Coast Guard District at Portsmouth Virginia.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2010 I think everyone on here is pathetic. If you have an issue with CSX and it's that bad then just leave!! It seems to me that most of you want to receive a paycheck and not be held accountable for doing your job!! Also, if you have an issue with someone....talk to them about it!! Don't bitch on some website. GROW SOME BALLS!!! No need to respond....I will not be on here ever again. This was my first and last time. GET A LIFE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2010 Nice website haven't been on here for awhile, now where are the ble-sucks, and the utu-sucks companion sites...They all follow suit...Earnings going down, all claims denied, no air on engins(real safe), some caps set at zero but new attendance policy, management is clueless, Union dues on the rise for these great agreements we are voteing in(yeah right). This company is now in the business of bonus, not railroading. And on and on, I could go on for days, but think of this.. without the railroad and those of us who do our jobs, there is no bonus...take care of what takes care of you. Jackasses.... Unions need to respect their members, and management needs to grow a pair and learn to think for themselves. We need thinkers not "yes"men. I am supposed to be led by example, but I only know how to railroad, and dont understand how a 2 year degree in nothing realative to my job can lead me, I'm not intrested in your degrees, we are not splitting atoms here. Stupid litte yellow switch tags, and stickmen..all will get your job, but what do you get for passing their little test? No praise, no thanks, nothing positive, you just get to keep your job...woo-hooo, Sorry for the ramble, and please excuse any of my phonetically challenged words, and grammer. I just needed to vent...have a CSX ethnical day.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2010 hAy thIss iz fouR al yoU peeopple who post oN CSSX SUkS., DU evverbody a favor and LERN TOO SPEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2010 CSX will never get the Harriman award as long as there is a coal pier operation in Baltimore and Toledo. Tell NS to bring up those two places and they can rest assured that Ns will always have posession of the Harriman award for safest railroad. Never mind any other safety issues in any other division or operation CSX has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 August 2010 what i meant to say is he gets 10/14 vaca days, but ends up having to take more than that to get the few days before off to make sure he won't get called. Isn't there another way for them to do this?   Name: harriman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2010 I think Jack Vierling and Bob Frulla are plants for the NS designed to keep CSX from winning the coveted Harriman award. Hard to win the gold when you are getting 3 personal injuries in one day. Safety first until its time to good the work done!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 August 2010 IF YOU ARE NOT DESPERATE FOR A JOB AND HAVE EDUCATION, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND TRY TO GET A JOB ELSEWHERE. FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT IS THE WAY TO GO. THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. I SHOULD HAVE QUIT CSX MY SECOND DAY ON THE JOB, BUT I STUCK IT OUT FOR TEN WEEKS UNTIL I COULDN'T TAKE THEIR BULLSHIT ANYMORE. UNSAFE, UNFAIR, RATS AND SCABS............   Name: Should I or Not E-mail: todatrash@gmail.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 August 2010 Ok just got my offer letter and Redi in Sept; Father 35 yrs +, gramps 40 yrs +; great gramps 19 yrs legs were cut off by a car, am I making a mistake by joining, not desprate for job and have education. Let me know   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 August 2010 MORE COAL PIER NEWS TO SHARE. AT THE END OF MAY ,8 NEW HIRES WERE SENT TO THE REDI CENTER OUTSIDE ATLANTA FOR ONE WEEK. GUESS WHAT? FOUR OF THE EIGHT HAVE QUIT !! THAT'S RIGHT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THE CURTIS BAY COAL PIER GULAG HAS WON THE, "LET'S SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE QUIT CSX CONTEST." NOW MIND YOU, THESE ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, WHOSE BACKGROUNDS AND QUALIFICATIONS WERE THROUGHLY CHECKED OUT. NO DOPERS IN THIS GROUP. IT'S A REVOLVING DOOR ON STEROIDS. JACKSONVILLE MUST OBVIOUSLY APPROVE OF THIS, SINCE IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME. YOU SEE, WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAKE DRUGS WITH THE SENIORITY EMPLOYEES, SO THAT YOU CAN WORK 16, MAYBE 24 HOURS A DAY JUST LIKE THEM! IF YOU DON'T OR IF YOU PROTEST, A "TARGET" IS PUT ON YOUR BACK AND YOU'LL NEVER MAKE YOUR 90 DAY PROBATIONARY PERIOD. THE SUPERVISORS KNOW WHATS GOING ON THERE. THEY'RE IN ON IT. DON'T MAKE ANY NOISES ABOUT DRUG TESTING THE RATS AT THE COAL PIER, BECAUSE IF YOU DO, YOU'LL BE FIRED. THERE IS EVEN A GUY THERE, (HOURLY EMPLOYEE) WHO HAS A BED AND TV IN AN OLD BUILDING. HE IS MANAGEMENTS DARLING. HE LIVES AT WORK! HE CAN SLEEP WHILE YOU WORK. I WOULD ESTIMATE THAT AT LEAST 30 TO 50 MEN HAVE QUIT IN THE LAST YEAR. MORE TO COME.................   Name: E-mail: flynusmc@aol.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2010 Maybe CSX should call themselves CSWrecks! God help us all, their track is crap and so is the management! How Tommorrow Moves my ass! They could screw up a wet dream! Im surprised they stay in business! Good Luck ...... Whatever!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 August 2010 Half the people on this board are trolls. Go read a rule book, then post.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 August 2010 Is Matt Sanders fired yet for what he did?   Name: New layoff policy is BS E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 August 2010 ok so if you dont work you dont make money. Why is CSX doing this bullshit? Now it hurts the guys who hardly ever layoff and when an emergency comes up they either have to use a personal day or vacation. WE NEED TO HAVE A SYSTEM WIDE SICK OFF!!!!! fuck the union...they wont do shit about it so we should.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 July 2010 CSX HAS A COAL, IRON ORE,AND ROAD SALT OPERATION AT IT'S CHESAPEAKE PIERS FACILITY IN CURTIS BAY MARYLAND. THEY LOAD AND UNLOAD SHIPS AND BARGES. THE PLACE IS A VIRTUAL VIDEO CAMERA SURVIELLENCE HELL FOR EMPLOYEES. THERE ARE CAMERAS IN THE LUNCH ROOM AND THE SMALL ROOM WHERE TWO REFRIGERATORS AND THREE MICROWAVE OVENS ARE LOCATED. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WORK EVERY WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY AT STRAIGHT TIME, IF YOU ARE UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ON SECOND OR THIRD SHIFT. ONE MUST WORK 40 HOURS BEFORE ANY OVERTIME IS PAID. EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO USE A HAND SCANNER TO CLOCK IN AND OUT, BUT NOT ALL EMPLOYEES. MAINTENANCE OF WAY DOESN'T HAVE TO USE THE SCANNER. EVERYTHING IS COVERED WITH 100 YEAR OLD DIRT, EIGHT INCHES DEEP. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A UNION SHOP, BUT THE SEVERAL UNIONS THAT SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENT CSX EMPLOYEES THERE ARE PRACTICALLY NON-EXISTANT. MANAGEMENT CAN FORCE YOU TO WORK A DOUBLE SHIFT AT ANY TIME. IF YOU HAVE ANY DISTANCE TO DRIVE TO GET HOME, AND BY THE TIME YOU TAKE A SHOWER, YOU MIGHT GET 4 HOURS SLEEP. UNSAFE AND VERY DANGEROUS TO HAVE EMPLOYEES OPERATE RAIL CAR DUMPERS,LOAD SHIPS AND BARGES WITH ONLY 4 HOURS SLEEP. RESPONDING TO EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWNS WITHOUT ADEQUATE REST IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER. SOME EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY OPERATE AT 4,160 VOLTS. THERE ARE TWO CLAM BUCKET PIER CRANES THAT WERE BUILT IN 1951. THEY ARE USED TO UNLOAD IRON ORE AND SALT. THESE CRANES ARE LITERALLY FALLING APART.RIVETS ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT WHERE THEY BARELY HOLD THE IRON SUPERSTRUCTURE TOGETHER. THE OPERATOR SEATS ARE NOT ATTACHED TO THE FLOOR OF THE CONTROL CAB. THESE CRANES ARE AS TALL AS A 10 STORY BUILDING. MANY OF THE STEPS USED TO TRAVERSE SAID CRANES ARE IN VERY POOR CONDITION AND RUSTED THROUGH. THE PROPERTY IS OVERRUN WITH NON-UNION OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS, WHO EMPLOY ILLEGAL ALIENS. NO ENGLISH SPOKEN HERE. THE PLACE LOOKS LIKE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. WE ALL KNOW THAT THESE UNFORTUNATE SOULS ARE PAID SLAVE LABOR WAGES. THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. CSX SUX !!!!!!!!!!!   Name: Dave E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2010 RE: NoMo HA! NAAAW I'm not biting! Remember I mentioned the FRA deposing me? They took my posts and tried to discredit me. They can't confront me on issues so they try to discredit me. Didn't work. Think about it! Why would the FRA want to bring a trouble making idiot to Washington? Why would the USDOT Inspector General and the US Department of Justice be willing to have me lead in a Federal Investigation that resulted in CSX admitting to fraud againt the people and paying back 5.9 million. My share for being a Bounty Hunter was 1.18 million not a bad job as he calls a ^(()^%$# job. HA! It always make me laugh when these people claim that my motives are to cause trouble, make money off poor ole railroads. DAAAH! They stole millions and we nailed em. I didn't act alone but WITH the Federal Government. I wrote this for newcomers to this site. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2010 To Signal Man, I call most of them Prima Donna's. You have them in a catch 13, they wiggle, and wiggle, spout crap. then tought the frigging Union? amazing. work hard nada, work long yadda. Tough life for most. Old heads spouting 7 miles ahead to maintain control is hogwash, hiding in the bushes is hogwash. Testing is real time, most experience banner testing very seldom. Just enough to keep the Prima Donna's on board. fireing folks is not on the menu, no company could survive with that type mentality. Bottom line... it is just simply very hard to hire a person in dirty worn out sneekers and make them look good in French Loafers. Heck they never polish them, they just duct tape them. 

 Name: signal man E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2010 this has got to be a joke.. A big group of conductors and engineers that have nothing better to do then cry. I am a signalman with CSX and have never heard anyone cry and bitch as much as you guys. If you dont like your jobs then quit. It is because of your rule violations and not paying attention you ever get in trouble. Everytime I have to go to a meeting with trans I hate it you are a big group of crying bitches. Also it was a trans person that is making us work extra hard under FRA and now we have to add PTC because one of you guys in California killed a bunch of people while texting. Here is a hint, try to go get another job and see if you get paid 50+K a year to sit on your ass and complain because a caller runner didnt bring you ice and crew packs. 

 Name: Tank E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 July 2010 took a look at the proposed consolidation that CSX wants to impose. Looks like Montgomery and Erwin are really gonna take up the ass. Also it is very obvious that CSX is kissing the SCL's ass and wanting to punish the L&N for voting down the last agreement. Wow what a great company to work for. The L&N local chairmen need to get off there asses and stop this before shit really hits the fan. Would like to hear what everyone else has to say about this horse shit 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 July 2010 Did the webmaster forget about this website? Doesn't look like it has been updated in the longest time. well besides the daily comments that people post. 

 Name: Ms danvill E-mail: Asmo Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 June 2010 Word is Angie smith won her case against Csx . Found Csx guilty on all counts/sexual harrassment withthanks going too wes knick. Next followed up by retaliation for daring to report it.. Honor goes to jack Vierling for firing her . Maybe Csx can sell his black belt in six sigma with jay fleenors dentures and have enough for attorney fees. Honorable mention goes to Terry schray and randy hall for nailing down the loose ends and making sure the jurors had no doubt what a sleazy bunch Csx has at the hel 

 Name: JUST FUCKING WORKING E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2010 for the working stiff suck ass condickter csx will fuck you up the ass for kissing ther ass you stupid sob. 

 Name: jdoo E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2010 Hey red 240 days to qualify for vacation 

 Name: red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 June 2010 I've been laid off and just came back to work. I'm on the road. Does anyone know how many qualifing days I need for vacation. I'm hearing 240 or 234 does anyone know for sure. Thanks 

 Name: Dr Ruth E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2010 C&O Joe: Sounds like to me you may be the one that needs laid. Maybe you and Wes could do each other since you both seem to be experts on who needs fucked. 

 Name: Tank E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 June 2010 Friend of CSX worker, My wife is pregnant as well and i will be damned if i turn off my phone. If i am at work when she calls i will tell her to call the YM or Train Dispatcher (depending where i am working) one time. If i dont get a response in 5 minutes, my ass is off and gone. They don't want you to interferer with them making money and your outside life is at the very bottom of the list of core values 

 Name: screw csx E-mail: screwcsx@gofockyourself.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2010 just wanted to say Happy Memorial Day to all Union brothers and sisters. As far as CSX goes, YEP, YOU STILL SUCK!!! Enjoy and happy drinking!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2010 Angie Smith vs. CSX case goes to court in Danville 0900 Tuesday June 1st. Anyone in the area may want to see this show. Come to the court house and see all your favorite Characters....Frulla, Vierling, Fleenor, Wes Knick, Randy Hall, Terry Schray and last but not least a special guest appearance by no other than Gery Williams. Guaranteed to have more dirt and scandal out in public than an Jerry Springer episode. 

 Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 May 2010 A TM can not fire anyone,All he can do is take a person OOS and hold a trial & same for a RFE, The trial transcritp is sent to the super or the GM & they are the ones who make the final outcome on what disipline action should be taken, But then all of them do sleep in the same bed most of the time, At least this is what my LC told me and don,t forget a TM or RFE are at the bottom of the mangement totem pole but as we all know many of them think they are gods on the rr, IE the suck asses. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2010 Carman in Selkirk NY,I am hearing that the FRA is camped out in Waycross GA. What is going on, Is Matt Carson still employed? 

 Name: last call... E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 May 2010 Being a drunk is expected,tolerated,encouraged on Huntington Division. Even several RFE have DUI. Dispatchers also come to work gooned up. Conductors that are raging alcoholics are tipped off and mark off sick the day of random testing. And how about Robert Brown at Clifton???Look up drunk and belligerent...his pictures there....Danville trainmaster you've found yourself a home...or should I say bar? No need to drink alone anylonger 

 Name: Drinky the drunk guy E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 May 2010 Sounds like you have an alcoholic trainmaster in Danville WV. In new orleans they just had a trainmaster fail a breath test. He had just got out of rehab for drinking on the job and Angie Averitte was in NOLA for a couple of days and tipped him off that the nurse was there to test him. He just did not come into work. The next day they were back and he showed up and the idiot failed the test. This trainmaster, Joe Rider also fired more people than anybody there....and he was caught drinking on the job. Think about that for a minute. That whole terminals officals are the biggest bunch of drunks on the railroad. Angie was over saftery for the Atl Division and could not even drive to work because she had so many DUI's. 

 Name: worker E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2010 worlking for CSX is like working for the NAZI's! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 May 2010 Danville, WV- We are not a very big terimanl. We usually have one trainsmaster on duty most of the time. Then we have a trainmaster on call. When that trainmaster on call has to come to work for some reason. He doesn't show up druck, but he definetley been drinking. What do you do when this happens. They need to random drug test on their trainmaster who show up to work that have been drinking. 

 Name: Tank E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 May 2010 only been back for less than month after this wonderful company furloughed me before i could complete training. Anyways meet all the train master at my yard the when i got back and all of them said unlike what the old heads think we are not here to fire you we just want to make sure your safe. They went on about how they don't want to do all the paper work involved in firing someone. I believed what they said for about a week. That is when a job in my yard had a derailment because two empty flat cars bunched up and derailed. The same young train master who told me we was here for us and not here to fire anyone was so, so, so excited saying " i finally got me one, i have been looking to fire someone" These were the exact words from his mouth. Never have i seen someone so excited to put a working man on the street without a care. What was funny is the investigation proved the crew was not at fault which made this train master looking even more like a asshole. If any traim master out there read this, don't fill young guys like me heads full of shit about how you don't won't fire us. Because we all know yall are full of pure shit. 

 Name: L & N Trainman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 May 2010 have been hearing around my yard that since the L&N voted the new agreement down and i do mean really voted it down that CSX is trying to take jobs away from Nashville, Birmingham, and Louisville and give them to Chattanoga (can't spell it) as some sort of punishment for the NO vote. Anyone else heard of this and if so what is going on? 

 Name: me,me,me E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 May 2010 i was at the redi center taking the refresher course and i came off the ladder.... and i have to go back in 28 days to do this again does anyone have any advice to help me to train and to pass this once more??? thanks in advance to all that helped 

 Name: LMAO! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 May 2010 Thanks for the link to Marcus Calhoun McCants facebook page. NOMO son is friends with him! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 Name: jsmith E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 May 2010 These contracts get passed because the Union is in bed with the RR, I wish we could get rid of these Unions and start are own. We would be better off being represented by our own people and just hope they dont get greedy and get bought by the RR. On another note, Please check your wheels on your locomotives before departing. I work at a engine house and know through other people that wheel reports have been doctored, meaning changed to look like they are good just so they can outshop the unit. If you dont know how to gage wheels go on the Domino site on the gateway and read the Safe Job procedure or SMR and I am sure you can get a wheel gage from someone at a shop. If you wanna stick it to CSX look at your wheels on every unit in the consist. I have changed all the traction motors on unit because it derailed. That unit had no buisness being on the rail. I wish I had thought to write down the unit number but I didnt. Please check your wheels, supervisors will run units with bad wheels. I found some bad wheels oneday and the supervisor wouldnt have them cut and said the unit didnt come in the shop for that so we are not cutting them or replacing them. I had a supervisor want me to read a wheel with a hand gage because the electronic gage said it was out of spec. He was trying to get me to say the wheel was okay and I wouldnt do it. On another ocassion I was told to go and qualify some bolster pads and if I didnt pass them he was. Needless to say I didnt qualify them and they dont ask me to do much anymore because they know I wont sign it off to go back on the road unless its right. Alot of the othe rmachinist will do things for them such as sign off on stuff that aint fixed or hasnt been fixed. I have thought about going to the News and newspaper and squeal like a pig on there safety practices, things that I have seen and seen done by others. Its hard to stop this kind of thing and get someone important to take notice and do something about it. All this lobbying by CSX is one problem, who is gonna step on there toes when there pockets are getting padded. 

 Name: Danny Lash E-mail: Tobykieth@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 May 2010 Baltimore terminal sucks ass!!!! 

 Name: me E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 May 2010 when does the montgomery a.w.p get paid next? and do they paid every week or every two weeks? getting transferd there and would like to know so i can see when and how to pay my bills ....thanks in advance....and what is the conductor gurantee pay ?? 

 Name: Be happy in your work E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 May 2010 Did you know that=== Todd Novak ===is planing to come back to work , at collinwood yard . this skum bag was the BLE treasurer in cleveland ,and was convited for stealing money from his brothers and union people . He stated all he was doing was using for a while and planed to pay it back . sounds like every other embeleser , i would like to see what union local is going to take him back ????? do not let ====Todd Novak=== back !!!!!!! 

 Name: jsmith E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 April 2010 I posted some info on here about several employee having to testify in front of the Federal Grand jury a week or so ago about the harassament and intimidation of injured employee. I have heard several indictments were handed down on CSX, I have looked several times on here to see if there was any response to the info I posted but there wasnt. I figured you guys would be happy about some info like this. In 2008 in Waycross every manager had been fired, demoted or told they had to go somewhere else. They were caught signing off work packets and working on locomotives in the ready field(doing 92 day work), so in other words there were bribing employees with overtime pay to sign off the work. An employee was injured and they let him sit in the safety office for almost a year without reporting his injury, threatened to fire him if he reported, allowed other employees to harrass him and they would not let him go in the office without an escort. They sent Chuck Arwood to take over for the plant manager they fired. Chuck would hide in the parking lot trying to catch people leaving early, he would also try to enter peoples vehicles. Ethics was called, someone came and took the DVR storage device for the video cameras because Chuck was caught on it pulling on door handels of employees vehicles. There were alot of injuries after Chuck took over, one person was fired because he put the worng date on the injury report and his friend lied and said he didnt fall, The guy had to have a disc replaced. CSX is a bad place to work, I suggest we the employee's hold them accountable by filing complaints and lawsuits. We need to keep a close eye on management and document everything and start standing up to them. Someone posted some information about the RCO operator that was killed on the CSX message board on Yahoo finance and it was removed. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 April 2010 Those bastards: http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=51578 Bar cars make working in Manhattan tolerable, that and a couple of belts at lunch! 

 Name: who E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 April 2010 where does the Montgomery awp run ? 

 Name: jsmith45 E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 April 2010 Several employees from Waycross had to testify in front of a Federal Grand jury two weeks ago. I believe some indictments were handed down on CSX. All this stems to the harassment and intimidation of injured employees. One was fired a while back because he put the wrong date on the injury report and the witness was at fault for his injury and he lied on the poor guy to save his job. I think the guy that got hurt had to have a disc replaced in his back. I hope CSX gets what they deserve from the grand jury. 

 Name: hs brown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 April 2010 You don,t have to go to wal-mart or micky dees to see how bad they underpay & treat thier workers, Just talk to a few who work for the rr shortline non-union scab companys.. They work them 12 hrs a day with no OT, no benifits, no union, Most of them are payed a wee bit more than the min wage & thier companys say they are being treated fair & honest and they can be fired in a whim of a sec with no representation period.. Not saying csx or ns is any better but its sure better than working for a shortline scab outfit anyday.. You can bet your life that if the class 1 roads could do what the shortlines do, They would do it in a instant. 

 Name: Joe Shit the Ragman E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 11 April 2010 Damn near finally free of this company after 34 years. There were some really good people I worked with over the years and some real assholes . To the good guys , I'm gonna miss you all. To the Assholes ....For your sake I hope I never run into y'all again . I dont like jail HAHAHAHA 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 April 2010 Never argue with an idiot....people will not be able to tell the difference. 

 Name: Democrattic union E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 April 2010 WOWA there you right wing morons! Stop the union bashing and take a look at walmart, home depot and other non union compaines and there scab records. They like to hire illegal immigrants and teenagers ie no benifits and low pay. Scab companies have horrible safety records and even worse customer satisfaction records. Um, unions equal beifits, good pay, safe working conditions, job protection (unless the UAW idiots) That is why so many scab companies with the dumb ass hillbillies from Kentucky and texas are comapny up north to work as scabs. thats all they know. Down South Republicans dont like safety, good pay, benifits, dental, workers rights ect so they progressivley pursue competetive BS among there workers and get them hurt. Please you get hurt down south on the job for many non union compaines they call you a pussy while you are trying to find the four fingers you just lost. The they fire and replace you with another sucker. Hmmm mabey that is why there are so many un paid hospital bills and people angry at bars down there? Workign down South is like being back in the 1920s period. That is why the last president tried give a lot of money to the DOL to "bust out" unions and let crooked right wing companies take over. Lets see---- THEY CLOSE A FACTORY, LAY OFF THE UNION PEOPLE OR WORKERS, SEND THE FACTORY TO CHINA AND THEN OPEN A DISTIRBUTION CENTER BACK HERE THEN HIRE MEXICANS FOR CHEAP WITH NO BENIFITS AND SELL BACK THERE PRODUCTS TO US FOR A HUGE PROFIT? Ok, get it finaly everyone is loosing there job while certain lobbyist are playing mind games tryin to make unions look bad. The last admisstration said that the job market was good (busheconomics) um, what service industry ie burger joint and low pay with no benifits. This is why the republicans wanted to continue "free trade". This is why it is good to finaly be out from the control of those hillbilly republicans and there money lobbyist. UNION is the only way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also our sons and daughters are finding they are growing up in a very bad time that has been encouraged by the right wing. Think about it, gangs, drugs, violence, vilolent video games and movies are rappant? Gee who likes this republicans do becuse it keeps the kids from wanting make something of themselves. Our kids either can join the military burger job or jail thanks to busheconomics period. The republican party eroded our constitutional rights all of us for 8 yrs! What a mess. Thank God for Democracts! We can get better as a nation and we can heal we just cannot afford another global republican greed machine. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 April 2010 This may explain it all: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36152262/ns/business-washington_post// 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 April 2010 The last of the furloughed in Louisville have been called back. Also, 13 cut-backs have been marked back up to Engineer. Progress? 

 Name: Village Idiot E-mail: tjdsnci@gmail.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 April 2010 "Man—every man—is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life" this right here is the problem with most T&E employees today...the time of "Being your brothers keeper" is dead unfortuneatly to many individuals not enough group loyalty and brotherhood. Problem with Unions fellow "brothers" is everyone is out for themselves.....the company loves that....divide and conquer plays right into the companies hands....keep up the lack of solidarity there genius.......... 

 Name: wasted my time with the unions E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 March 2010 Man—every man—is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life. Once you union morons understand this, you will move on with your lives. Till then, you will praise Obama, the democrats, and others, that demean you and your being by accepting the scraps they give you. Michael Ward understands that! Honor is self-esteem made visible in action. I am a man who does not exist for others. Solidarty my ass! 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 March 2010 Here's a load of "Political" rhetoric, union style. Let's point fingers at each other. Don't be surprised if they don't sue each other! 'Nuts!' to SMART Were there ever any doubt that the intent of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association was to accomplish a complete takeover of the UTU International, its general committees of adjustment, its state legislative boards and more than 500 locals, that doubt was extinguished March 25 by SMWIA General President Mike Sullivan. In letters to UTU International officers and rail carriers, Sullivan boldly and wrongly asserted he has control of the UTU -- that all collective bargaining is under his total control and that, under threat of legal action, all UTU member dues must be remitted to the SMWIA. Sullivan, contrary to facts and federal court action, alleges that the once intended merger of the UTU and the SMWIA to create the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers has been implemented and that he now is general president of SMART and in total control. In short, Sullivan is attempting a theft of the UTU from its members and elected officers. Said UTU International President Mike Futhey in response to Sullivan's letters (see links at bottom of this article), "Your letters put the lie to your previous assurances that UTU would control its own collective bargaining post-merger. Up until now, you have been a wolf in sheep's clothing regarding the issue. Now the sheep's clothing is off, and we know you are trying to arrogate [claim or seize] to yourself the collective bargaining representation of the UTU membership." As U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe responded to the Nazi commander who demanded an American surrender during the Battle of the Bulge -- "Nuts!" -- Futhey similarly responded to Sullivan's demand that Futhey surrender to Sullivan the keys to the UTU and its treasury. In his March 25 letters to Futhey, Assistant President Arty Martin, General Secretary and Treasurer Kim Thompson and National Legislative Director James Stem, Sullivan demanded that all UTU member dues be transmitted to the SMWIA. Sullivan further demanded that no UTU International vice president assume "authority to represent or act for or in the name of, or incur or assume any liability, obligation or expense in the name of the [UTU] or except upon the express direction of and only to the extent authorized by [Sullivan]." In separate letters to the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC) and railroads bargaining under the NCCC umbrella, Sullivan asserted that he, and SMART, "now represents classes and crafts UTU is certified to represent under the Railway Labor Act, and that those carriers must send [to Sullivan, as SMART's general president, all] UTU dues withheld from wages pursuant to UTU dues check-off agreements." Responded Futhey: "As you know, there has never been a SMART Constitution published, and under Article II of the merger agreement, a SMART Constitution had to be approved by the UTU membership prior to the August 2007 UTU Convention. "UTU members did not approve a SMART Constitution because it never existed. And a failure to so approve means the merger documents 'shall be deemed terminated and of no force and effect' under the very terms of Article II. Other conditions precedent were not fulfilled as well. "Beyond that, you know that the termination of the [federal district court litigation in Akron, Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit court litigation in Cincinnati, have] nothing to do with enforcement of the merger because SMWIA has a suit pending in Washington, D.C. [before a federal district court there] to enforce the merger which is in the pleading stage, and which UTU will vigorously defend. "In fact, when UTU sought to transfer that case to [the federal district court in Akron], your lawyers took great pains to explain to the court that the SMWIA enforcement case had nothing to do with the Akron case. "Moreover, the rail carriers all know of their continuing obligations under the Railway Labor Act to observe the status quo with respect to UTU agreements and to 'treat with' UTU as the duly designated representative of crafts or classes on their properties, and I fully expect them to fulfill those obligations." Furthermore, Futhey told Sullivan, "You will be held liable for any damage caused to the UTU and its membership by your unconscionable conduct interfering with UTU's representation and dues collection, and I expect you will cease and desist from such conduct. "If you have sent letters to bus and transit companies or districts, I expect you to cease and desist from that activity as well. And you must cease and desist from your unauthorized use of the registered UTU logo." Click here to read Sullivan's letter to UTU International President Mike Futhey. Click here to read President Futhey's response to Sullivan. March 26, 2010 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 March 2010 Claytor, goofy, thats putting it mildly. Ask the guys on the Buffalo & PITSBURG RR and the Rochester and Southern RR, ask about J. Conser and the big pay checks these two fools got before Rail America woke up and got rid of them both.. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 March 2010 Preston Claytor was big goofy kid but he was likeable. I heard something about after Alaska didn't work out he went to a short line. He didn't have to work he could live on his trust fund. His ex-wife still lives in Virginia a nice house on the Chickahominy river. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2010 Claytor then went the short lines route and fucked that up too. Looked like Wyatt Earp. Ended up with rail america. What a joke 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2010 NoMo I guess one could consider it seasonal till you get enough seniority to hold a job year round. We had a TM in Richmond whose father was the CEO of the NS his last name was Claytor his uncle was president of Amtrak at one time. He left CSX and bought an excursion line in Alaska which was definitely seasonal. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 March 2010 Hey RRJ: I might have even considered going up there had there been more notice, You mentioned in your post the other day to Union that there is no seasonal work on the RR. That ad listed "seasonal" as length of employment. The CP has a Trans Canada passenger excursion that is also spectacular. One trip I would like to make is what they call the Inside passage, which leaves from Seattle or Vancouver and puts ashore at Seward. Now that you're retired, if you're not out busy chasing the girlies tonight, check out: http://www.wwoz.org/ between 8-11PM your time. If you enjoy music, you should love this! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2010 NoMo Not a heck of a lot of advanced notice for Alaska. I remember putting in for the Alaskan Railroad 25+ years ago also put in to work the railroad in Australia. We were adventurious back then. But those days came and went. I recently saw a History Channel show on the Alaskan Railroad where they use a Vietnam era 105mm cannon to create avalanches in high risk areas. The riskest job was a high railer who inspected the track for avalanche conditions. A cow catcher on the locomotive is called a moose catcher. There was some spectacular scenery. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 March 2010 This was posted yesterday (3/18) on the UTU web site: http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=51153 This is a UTU represented position...it opened on 2/24 and closes on 3/22. Had the poster taken time to read the announcement, they would've seen that prior to the closing date the applicant must submit a copy of their driving history for the last 3 years, which means they must get a certified copy from the state(s) they resided in. Now, I don't know about all states but in Alabama you write the DPS in Montgomery and send along a check for $5.00 and if you're lucky, you may get it back within 10 days. Even if they faxed it back to you, it would too late to meet the deadline. If that's not being asleep at the wheel, I don't know what is! The UTU working for you!   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 March 2010 Ahhh...life is so much less stressful down here!   Name: MadMan E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 10 March 2010 Another Wonderful Day on the Baltimore Division! CENTER CITY - March 9, 2010 (WPVI) -- A derailed train car fell as it was being lifted, and the Action Cam caught it on video. Related Content MORE: Send a Breaking News alert MORE: Report a typo MORE: Action News Desktop Alert MORE: SLIDESHOW: Viewer photos When more than 2 million pounds of churning metal tries to come to a screeching halt, something has to give, and the train derailed Monday night just after 10 p.m. at 23rd and Race streets in Center City Philadelphia. Michael Fischette lives along the tracks and watched as the conductor tried to keep the train on the tracks. Crews spent the morning trying to get the cars back on the rail and clear the scene. They had a minor setback when one car toppled over. But they got the job done a few hours later. VIDEO: One of the cars slipped and fell onto its side during efforts to get it back on the tracks Tuesday morning, and Action News cameras were rolling as it happened. There were no hazardous materials aboard any of the 5 cars that derailed. CSX teams had the train repaired and back on its way by noon. The rail lines are used solely for freight trains and the derailment is not affecting commuter trains. Fire officials say there are no injuries and no hazardous material involved. The cause of the derailment still under investigation. (Copyright ©2010 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)   Name: steve E-mail: hmstoo@hotmail Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2010 Hey Skippi! I started with CSX in the 70s and quit in the 90s. Retirement age was changed when Regan was in office. I wasn't eligible for full benefits until I was 66 & 9 months.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2010 Name: RAD E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2010 Yea about train di,s many times i would get a right away EMEGENCY call usualy in the early am hours for a recrew only to sit on that train for 12+ hrs never turning a wheel and getting another re-crew for us,Some of those di,s & movement directors must have had their heads up their arses then the rr blames the men for all that wastefull OT. 4 main tracks & they could not move a train 20 miles to me that is assinine but it sure payed off on our pay checks, What other company would pay people big bucks for doing nothing??? A lot of my non railroad friends did not believe me when i told them stuff like this and many would say i was making it all up just to get attention.... All i can say is i never dreamed there was a job like that untill i hired out on the rr.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Come on RAD-- (Many times) is really one time. It happens every day everywhere. Train called crew show's up moves and some one derails. Trucker show's up and the truck won't start. Wife opens the Freezer and it stops running. Phone rings, and goes dead Battery. Car starts, and run's out of gas. If you are really lucky they will dead head you both way's next trip.Bet they do not, but always possible because that is the way business run's Jeez get a life. Stuff Happens and no human alive can make sure it does not continue, so get off the callers they are not the problem, they are just the messengers.   Name: RAD E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2010 Yea about train di,s many times i would get a right away EMEGENCY call usualy in the early am hours for a recrew only to sit on that train for 12+ hrs never turning a wheel and getting another re-crew for us,Some of those di,s & movement directors must have had their heads up their arses then the rr blames the men for all that wastefull OT. 4 main tracks & they could not move a train 20 miles to me that is assinine but it sure payed off on our pay checks, What other company would pay people big bucks for doing nothing??? A lot of my non railroad friends did not believe me when i told them stuff like this and many would say i was making it all up just to get attention.... All i can say is i never dreamed there was a job like that untill i hired out on the rr.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 March 2010 Conrail TD's. I remember them all to well leaving the C&O Walbridge Yard on a coal drag to the piers a 20 mile trip. First stop was in 6 miles the Conrail diamond. We would wait 3-4 hours to get across it just about every trip. Then like a blur a short arse train running 60mph would go past. We didn't have direct communications by radio like today and ringing them up on a call box was just a formality to appease the delay report. After that was the N&W diamond it wasn't as bad as Conrail but it was a pain to cut 2-3 crossings.   Name: Jesus Nomo E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 March 2010 LOL! Nomo said this....... Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 February 2010 Hey Con 1-10: Lets get one thing straight...first I'm not your buddy. Secondly, at 28 your not old enough to know the difference between shit and shinola. If you've been in furlough status for four years, why would you hang around the crew room and make yourself mad by watching the old heads tally their earning statements? Or better yet, why haven't you taken a transfer...I'm sure they have been offered. Why are the "young guys" suffering to feed their family? Perhaps you can favor all of us by telling us what kind of trucks they drive and how they live. The old heads can drive those trucks because their families are grown and hopefully off their dole, their houses are paid for. Their expenses are less than a young man with a family. Life is full of choices...you can save and invest money now or you can spend it on impressing your friends. Make the wrong choice now and you'll regret it later. Any one under 30 has never seen truly tough times. Times are tough and will get tougher before they get better, sounds like the regrets are starting. By the way, I have a '01 GMC Yukon and a '99 MB ML450 and the money I've saved on notes, insurance and tags will pay for a nice extended family vacation in Europe this summer or buy one of my Grandchildren a P.A.C.T. contract which will pay for their college education. Like I said, it's their money and they can spend it however they want to. If they are suffering however, do you think it might be because of the choices they made? What he failed to add is that he is full of shit and that he was selling his furniture to his step son not that long ago. The step son that still works for railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 March 2010 I will title this CLUELESS CONDR...Dispr what are we here for? A bus, submarine, or train....DUH   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 March 2010 Hey Loco 10-20: Danny Spencer going back on his seniority might be like a ex-cop going to prison for raping a child!   Name: rel'd women of B'ham E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 March 2010 Great news everyone, yeah!!!!!yeah!!!!!!heah!!!!! Danny Spencer has been fired as a CSX officer, the days of fucking with peoples wifes, chickenshit failures, lying to everyone, stepping on toes has finally caught up with old Danny. Too bad he did'nt get fired completely. Would have been nice to have seen his seniority taken away so he could see what it feels like to be on the other end of things for a change. Ever heard of 'Karma' Danny? well you finally got yours.   Name: ch bell E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 March 2010 I will title this DUMB DISPATCHERS. When i hired on conrail we had a sub div known as the cleveland line from that ran from allince ohio to cleveland and was in charge by the di,s in cleveland ohio, we called it the towers, But any way conrail would always give TV trains high preference, Ie hot shots esp on ex prr lines, but when you got on that 50 mile cleveland sub div it became a living nightmare, Those di,s in cleveland would put ore train drags in front of tv trains very often and one day i was on a tv train and we got to rave tower and by dam the operator had us back into a fuckin siding to let a ore drag pass us, Ie we had the 60 mph train per say then as you might suspect we had to follow the ore drag all the way to cleveland and every signal stop & proceed, Well i was just a newbee at the time and i asked my hogger about this stupid shit and he said get used to it kid they do this all the time on what they called thier railroad, My hogger also said they do it becasue they do not like crews who are from the ex prr so they will jack your chain when they get the chance, Don,t know if that was true but it sure seemed like it to me as those cleveland di,s would get very cocky with you on the radio, i mean it was conrail and they would call us p company men right on the radio and the ex nyc crew dispatchers at collinwood would call us that name too. But what was funny about that cleveland sub div they had rave tower and we would call it the phantom tower as you never knew if was going to be open or closed, it was listed as a part time tower open 1st & 2nd trick and many times you would come to it at 3 am and a operator was in there, I mean they at least should have put that in a bulltin, but yea they did odd things on that cleveland dub div i guess it was thier own lil world and they sure did know how to fuck up train movements, No wonder why the NYC went bankrupt a bunch of a holes who could not run a ho train set let alone the real thing.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 February 2010 This is my kind of Chimp...I wonder if he ever worked for the railroad? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35602234/ns/technology_and_science-science/   Name: averagejoe E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 February 2010 still furloughed cubby your probalby right about hearing about csx starting to hire again while they have people furloughed. the union does nothing about it though becuase once you are hired you have to join the union or face bieng fired so yes i have said it once and will say it again the union cares for itself as long as they get thier dues they dont care where it comes from csx can hire and furlough as much as they want as long as a certian number of each respective union members are forced to pay dues the unions dont care just like the company as long as they get thiers. people bitch about csx and god knows i do too i dont even work their used to be a dream but i am a very astute young man and after carefull reading i came up with what i just said. as long as the unions get thiers what the hell ever to the members now im not saying do away with the unions im just saying as long as there is enough members in service for the unions to still be profitable there will be no change for the better of the working class men, no strikes, no arguments hell it seems like anymore you feel lucky to have the chance to sacrafice a finger to save a arm so i ask all of you is that the meaning of a union give them a little to sacrafice livelyhood what happens when we run out of fingers then they take the arm and we feel lucky they didnt take the other arm guys there isnt an end im not asking for answers just trying to see if you can see where im coming from im likel the control i look on from the outside read the contracts and weigh the options and the options are as i just stated   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 February 2010 Please Read if cut back or flowed back Open enrollment begins November 1 for BLET Short Term Disability plan CLEVELAND, November 2 — Open Enrollment for 2010 under the BLET’s Short Term Disability insurance begins on November 1, 2009, and runs through December 15, 2009. If you are a locomotive engineer working on a railroad that participated in the Wage Rules portion of the national agreement dated December 16, 2003, your coverage under Part A (described below) of the BLET Short Term Disability Plan will automatically continue. Last year, if you opted out of Part B coverage (also described below), then you can opt back in during this enrollment period. If you currently participate and wish to opt out of Part B coverage, you can also do so during this enrollment period. Part A — Non-Occupational Disabilities Effective January 1, 2010, there will be no changes to Part A coverage: • Your eligibility and$40 premium is submitted by the railroad on a monthly basis. • Part A pays $402 per week for non-occupational disabilities only. • Occupational disabilities are not covered. • Each eligible member is insured for$50,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. Part B – Occupational Disabilities Effective January 1, 2010 there will be no changes to Part B coverage: • Part B is voluntary. Participation in this additional occupational coverage is not required. • The weekly benefit for occupational disabilities is $402 per week. • Each eligible member is insured for$50,000 of AD&D coverage. • The benefit is not subject to repayment upon receipt of a FELA settlement (no repayment after a personal injury settlement). • The benefit is not considered taxable income. • The cost is $23 per month and will be payroll deducted with your monthly union dues. NOTE: UTU members working as engineers are eligible for Part A and may purchase Part B coverage by making an annual payment of$276 to the BLET Trust Fund. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** IMPORTANT: • Eligibility for Part B is dependent on your eligibility for Part A. In order to be eligible for Part A, you must have** ****seven starts in a month with one start as an engineer.************ If you are furloughed to train service and become ineligible for Part A coverage, you must notify the Secretary-Treasurer of your local division immediately. At that time, you have three options: 1. Continue coverage of Part A and Part B by paying $40 directly to the BLET Trust Fund by the 10th of the month and continuing payroll deduction of$23 for Part B. Coverage may only be continued for six months under this option. If you choose this option, you will need to contact the Plan Administrator (information below) for additional instructions. 2. Discontinue coverage of Part B temporarily until you return to engineer status and become eligible for Part A. An engineer, who loses Part A coverage due to no fault of his own, may resume coverage for Part B once he returns to engineer status and becomes eligible for Part A. You must keep the Secretary-Treasurer of you local division informed of your status. 3. OPT-OUT of Part B by completing an OPT-OUT form. If you choose to opt-out of Part B, you may only resume coverage during a subsequent annual enrollment period. If you currently do NOT participate and choose to do nothing, you will continue to be only eligible for Part A coverage. • If you currently do NOT participate and would like to sign-up for Part B coverage during this open enrollment period, or if you do currently participate and would like to opt-out of Part B coverage, you must notify the Secretary-Treasurer of your local division by completing and returning the attached form by December 15, 2009. Your election will become effective on January 1, 2010. • Members who OPT-OUT of Part B coverage effective January 1, 2010, will not be eligible to enroll for the coverage until the next annual enrollment period. Anyone with questions can contact Jim Bradford, BLET Short Term Disability Administrator, at (216) 241-2630, ext. 205, or email: Bradford @ble-t.org. A copy of the opt-in/opt-out form is available below: http://www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/STD-opt-inout.pdf d if cut-back or flowed-back 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 February 2010 CSX pays for their lodging/meals for 30 days on a transfer. Plus with the $10,000 bonus by the time they get qualified part of it will be doled out enough to rent a place. How can someone go wrong with a deal like that it makes the move a lot easier. It's better than being furloughed waiting for unemployment to run out.   Name: Wildman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 February 2010 Before you get to Baltimore contact a realestate agent and get a line on some apartments big enough to hold your family and close enough to get to work without much hassle. Talk to the people you're working with to figure out what neighborhoods to avoid and even a few might have rentals you would be interested in. Bring warm clothes!!! It might be better to go by yourself until you get situated and bring the family along later.It'll be a lot less stressful on you AND them if they are comfortable at home and you ain't wondering if they're safe while you're away. Best wishes and good luck.   Name: moving E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 February 2010 i being transfed to baltimore in the next 2 weeks does anyone have any advice, or know anything about baltimore work conditions? PLEASE help ...........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 February 2010 hey loco 30+ plus years you are right about the ns contract . CSX wants this bid system bad , if we vote this down they will want to go back to the table . The younger men need to realize the bid system will cut 10% of the work force , so back on the street you go.   Name: me E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 February 2010 just got the call to move to baltimore from florida panhandle is b-more working or being sent home ? please let me know i will be moving my wife and five kids to a new place and i need to be working...thanks in advance............   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 February 2010 NoMo you are 100% correct.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 February 2010 That's right No Mo if u make over your guarantee . Last half I did beat my guarantee but this half I'm not , so if this contact passes and I need off for a emergency I loose my Guarentee. Plus a 6% pay raise over a 5 year period that starts 2012 ; if u get in trouble (not only stayin marked up) you loose your stocks ! We don't even get a bonus until 2013 !!   Name: JOSHUA E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 February 2010 VOTE THE CONTRACT DOWN!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 February 2010 The Mid Atlantic seniority agreement is just CSX way of incorporating the former Conrail into the single system agreement. Did you really think 25% of CSX was going to stay independent? With the UTU single system agreement it' a double whammy for CSX. I certianly hope it is dove-tailed seniority especially when CSX is changing home/away from home terminal locations, closing yards ect...no one is safe. One thing is a definite it'll be a big headache for the LC's and GC's. We went through a yard consolidation incorporating 3 former railroads into one consolidated yard roster. It's been over 10 years an it's still not straightened out. When you have 3 LC's and 3 GC's fighting CSX loves it. CSX will pit everyone against each other.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 February 2010 What was the yardmaster suppose to do when ya'll informed him about a derailment? Maybe you should of waited the 10 minutes to try and rerail. Once he's notified does a really have any other option? I don't consider his actions being a snitch he was doing his job. Years ago we use to rerail cars if we could only took a few tye butts and a lot of patience. It was in industries where the tracks were in bad shape. A mainline or yard is different. What if the rail became out of gauge? The next train comes in not knowing and derails. Who's fault would it be? I know blame the engineer. Funny that's a typical conductor/yard foreman response. With so many being under trained then promoted to engineer and conductor those with experience need to compensate for their inexperience. If the engineer already had a reputation as being incompetent then the crew should of known better. Hell, I've had yard foreman/conductors complain because I didn't stop close enough for them in the clear. Darn they had to walk 2 extra car lengths. That's when being an engineer it's my call not theirs to make. If you knew he wasn't stopping in a proper manner then it's your fault. As a few incompetent conductors/yard foreman have told me their in charge. So then don't pass the buck.   Name: RAD E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 February 2010 I found out never to trust anyone on the rr as one day our hogger ran a derail and derailed the front truck, well me and the conductor got it rerailed took us a good hour, 10 min after we got done the asst super showed up in the yard office, He made a comment, looks like the 2 of you have been crawling under a engine and that was the end of it,, I later found out that when it happened the YM got on the phone and turned us in for derailing the engine and i thought he was a nice guy, Just a fuckin snitch like many railroaders are, I should have suspected something fishy for the asst super to show up in a small yard at 9 pm at night, Don,t trust no one on the rr as they will stab ya in the back just to make a few points with the officals, I got a better name for em,SUCK ASS SOB,S   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 February 2010 What happened up in N.Y was a tragic event. The fact that Jared's co-workers did nothing is also tragic. I remember specifically a conductor who came on here and claimed that the trainmaster ordered him to perform something unsafe after Jared said he needed assistance. He then went on to change a knuckle and apparently triggered the remote switch when doing so and killed himself. It is sad where we live in a society today where everyone is too fucking scared to speak up for what is wrong and stand up for what is right. You guys up in Selkirk should have done something along time ago if the story you tell is true. Or maybe the company threatened everyone up there and told you all to keep your mouths shut or else. Either way, it shows their tactics will never stop unless guys finally take a stand.   Name: nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 February 2010 In response to NO MO comment in all actuality where were all the 30+ year conductors when Jared died??? Oh I'm sorry they had to get that trip into Buffalo,Right?? BIG MONEY for nothing,let's all look back and see who was at the wake?,funeral? oh again I have to go to Buffalo one more time for my big fat fucking paycheck,you say you stick behind selkirk, all you think about is yourself and your greedy fucking 1 on 1 and I hope this new contract sells your asses down the road,you bitch and complain how you should get things but yet you never show up for a Union Meeting at all but you call your Local Rep when your tit is in a ringer how ironic is that?? FUCKING CUNTS-NO BALLS WHATSOEVER   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 February 2010 Hey Selkirk Con.: Sure they will...just like they did after Jared Boehlke died!   Name: selkirk conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 February 2010 I know talks of what is going on in Selkirk with this Mid Atlantic Senority agreement the company wants,if Selkirk does not get the senority dovetailed in ,the boys in Selkirk are gonna fuck the company in the ground.   Name: David E-mail: truepath2000@yahoo.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 February 2010 Hello, I just wanted to submit my story. I went through the management trainee program. I got great reports from all the facilities I trained at. I wanted to work for CSX, family reasons, since I was a child. when I got my first assignment I was told, by the shop manager, that he did not like "my kind" and that he "would find a reason to terminate me." I am of Native American decent, I am very proud of my heritage. I went to HR, my supervisor in the program and the district mechanical manager all to no avail. Now I will not lead this story astray, I made mistakes at the shop. I asked many of the other managers and shop managers I had spent time with and was informed that the mistakes were rookie mistakes, no big deal. I had my dream stolen from me. During orientation we were told that we were the future of the company. That we should not be afraid to make mistakes, that was why we were in training, that our first assignment woulde still be under the trainee program. I miss my career. I have been trying to clear this up, through internal channels, for quite some time now. The vast majority of people I met were wonderful, ethical and followed both the mission statement and core values. Thank you all for your time.   Name: David E-mail: truepath2000@yahoo.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 February 2010 Hello, I just wanted to submit my story. I went through the management trainee program. I got great reports from all the facilities I trained at. I wanted to work for CSX, family reasons, since I was a child. when I got my first assignment I was told, by the shop manager, that he did not like "my kind" and that he "would find a reason to terminate me." I am of Native American decent, I am very proud of my heritage. I went to HR, my supervisor in the program and the district mechanical manager all to no avail. Now I will not lead this story astray, I made mistakes at the shop. I asked many of the other managers and shop managers I had spent time with and was informed that the mistakes were rookie mistakes, no big deal. I had my dream stolen from me. During orientation we were told that we were the future of the company. That we should not be afraid to make mistakes, that was why we were in training, that our first assignment woulde still be under the trainee program. I miss my career. I have been trying to clear this up, through internal channels, for quite some time now. The vast majority of people I met were wonderful, ethical and followed both the mission statement and core values. Thank you all for your time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 February 2010 I remember the same situation. Lite engines and a red board. I knew were were not going to stop, tooooo late then. However we did stop and I jumped off to see if we had passed the insulated joint and the front wheels were a mere inch on the correct side. Engineer was just laughing his ass off. He had to back up to see the signal, never phased him at all. amazing   Name: FY E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 January 2010 All i know is when i hired on, IE no conductor schools, Ie on the job training for all crafts, TM,S& RFE,S came from the ranks usualy older guys who had hand on experince in rr operations as T&E,They worked with us, we did them favors and they did us favors too, minor derailments running switches that kind of chickin shit stuff never went to the supers office, I mean you really had to fuck up bad to get called for a formal investagation, Now we have all these colledge punk suck asses who will fire you for anything,Back then only a few yrs ago before these fucked up mega mergers, we could talk to rr officals like a man with understanding from both sides of the fence, But now its only one way, Their way and its a fucked up way and they wonder why everyone is out to shaft them, These rr officals today have no heart or compassion period, They all want to be at the top of the corprate ladder,, GOOD LUCK SUCK ASSES as i will screw your company out of money every chance i get and i will fell good about it too. By dam i thought it was bad in the military but these assholes got them beat fer say. Just to show you a thing back only a few yrs ago i was on a lite engine and we ran a red board and ran the switch too, The hogger got 15 days on paper and i got 5 days on paper, no trial no nothing just on our record, do that today and your on the street for a long time and the only reason we got the paper time is because we ran the electric switch and fucked the thing all up,If we had just only ran the red board that would have been coverd up very easy. ENOUGH SAID.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 January 2010 Retired, Thanks man you hit all of the points.   Name: retired E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 January 2010 To the condr that father worked in the 70;s and 80;s. you need to look at his time also for back then we worked 16hrs a day d.h. didnot count against this at all you should know if you live at home with him he was on the road he never was at home hardly any. in today no one puts in the hrs your father put in everyone wants something for nothing.The pay back then was good but the biggest thing we had in our favor was no harrasement and the r.r. was not trying to run us off everyday you went to work. the trainmaster and roadforeman and even the higher up officials was out to help us not fire us. Time has changed and it is not for the better the unions was out to help its members no so today they are out for themselves.things will not get better untill all the r.r.employees join together into one union the u t u has sold or give away everything that we worked for back in the 60;s and 70;s. I was a u t u member for over 40 years sorry to say my last 15years of dues went for nothing good.the engineers may not be the best of the unions but you have no choice but join together get something done together not working against each other since one day everyone working will be in engine service any way.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 January 2010 for the work we do.........they don t pay nearly enough........my father worked back in the 70s and 80s and his pay print outs are almost identical to mine.....this is bullshit.....no ceo in this country should make 20 million dollars on a bonus....its totally insane....he shouldn t even show his face.....20 million thats on top of his salary....this country and this company are corrupted....it makes employees like me and thousands of other furious.......PAY UP CSX..........PAY US FOR WHAT WE DO......HOW WE LIVE.....who would supply are country with supplies....give us a bonus we diserve it...or split that 20 million dollars up that you gave our ceo.....   Name: Jsmith E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 January 2010 I am in the process of writing a book about CSX and there so called safety policy, the harassment and intimidation and all the horror stories of how they have treated employees. If you guys want to share your stories feel free to email me at jsmith14449@yahoo.com. I only want true stories, not hear say or rumors. Need to be factual information. I promise you your name will not be mentioned anywhere,You dont even have to leave your name. If you setup a private email all I ask is that you check it later on to see If I contacted you with any questions. I wonder how much trouble I will get in by writing the book, I really dont care they can sue me if they want I dont have anything to lose, I had to have surgery and a month later they fired me. Please Email with your stories of this stinking company   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2010 Hey Other: You forgot to tell us where you live! Damn right...it was cold, 13 straight days below freezing(at night). Just left my Beer on the porch...spent a lot of time outside raking dirt. Life is good...don't let it pass you by!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2010 It was so much fun watching the weather last week, As GLOBAL WARMING grabbed them in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia. Dang hope they have a little sun tan lotion for all of that heat.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 January 2010 Unions Call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases http://www.truthout.org/unions-call-science-based-reductions-greenhouse-gases56133 http://www.ageofstupid.net/ I'm sure that a few people will kick and scream over this. Bear in mind: Green jobs sound like a good alternative to no jobs. RCOs and one-man crews are the REAL threats to our jobs. If the carriers/unions/politicians/media keep you scared about something that's not a real threat, you'll wake up one day filling out an application at mall-wart and have no idea why. It amazes me how successfully the media has turned labor against itself. As a whole, we keep pointing our fingers at phantoms (blacks, jews, chinese, mexicans, environmentalists, etc) while the rich white guys behind the curtain are screwing us non-stop and laughing out loud.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 January 2010 Here's a video of that UP train out of Dallas/Fort Worth. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=90d_1263231280   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 January 2010 Here's one...I know there are several readers that know his music! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lab_S3Ix8x8   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 January 2010 I'm glad I didn't have to walk this baby...probably had high green all the way to Long Beach! http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=50337   Name: Larry P. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 January 2010 I hired on the Penn Central's Canada Division in 1975.When Conrail took over in 76 they dried our Division up and then screwed us over good on our pensions.Our contract agreement was 2$ in from the Co. for every $1 in by the employee,IN LIEU OF WAGES.That means the$2 from Conrail was the employees money.Conrail found a loophole in US tax rules enabling them to exclude Canadian employees from the RRB pension.Conrail then ran with our cash and sold the Division to CP/CN.I work for CP now.In 34 yrs I've worked for 4 different roads and never left the yard ,and take it from me.THEY ARE ALL THE SAME...We are just numbers and liabilities,and they can't wait to hit that DELETE button on EVERY ONE OF US. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2010 I just love it when the news media screws up! http://www.utu.org/worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=50272 That's an CN/IC line, inbound to Mobile with some UP power. The UTU picked up the story off the wire and posted it...you would think the union would know whose line it is. I guess not...that might be asking too much! 

 Name: averagejoe E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 January 2010 you know what i agree most people on the rr are related and loved ones do get hired over more qualified people i had 2 intervues 1 the shop forman and his bitch was there to hand pick the people for the supposed recruiter a nigger who looked down on me while hiring his masstas white kin folk the second time no formen or anything only recruiters got the job that was over a year ago and still no word it was really embarissing for the first 6 months or so explaining to people why i wasnt at the rr yet so yes they do hire family for jobs that are for sure but they dont give a hoot about the imaginary jobs or the ones they know pple will be laid off from shortly so unless you were military or have high pull if you get a job there my observation is your bieng played as a fool or fucked from the get go 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 January 2010 CSX may suck but I bet its not nearly is bad as a short line! Quit bitching and go to work. Remember: Winning an argument on the internet is like winning at the Special Olympics - Even if you win, you're still retarded. Waldo, Conductor/engineer 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 31 December 2009 We read your post already in one section. It isn't necessary to post it in all sections. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 December 2009 If any of you believe your jobs are coming back, or new jobs will be created, your head is in the land of OZ. I personally don't and won't do anything for CSX unless I am expicitly told to do so. An example, I am told to walk to my engine and inspect it. Fine, No one can tell me how fast to walk. No one can tell me how to inspect my engine or the time limit to do it in. Paperwork? Broken pens, or the inspection forms not on the engine? I could care less. I call the yardie.......let him tell me where and how to get a pen or inspection forms. More time to relax. If I am relaxing, I can't get hurt. Oh, unless one of the many idiots that work here flat switch a car down into my track. Hard to believe but it does happen in this CSX yard. No, just don't care anymore. Don't care if I run out of time on single main track. Don't really care if I am late for work. Don't care if CSX doesn't pay me on time. My union guys will fix that for me. May take 2 to 3 years (without interest) but I'll get my money. Don't care that the radio has static when the dispatcher tries to call me. I don't move the train one inch until I fully understand what he or she wants. I am not allowed to use (and will not) my cell phone to move a train. I just wait X amount of time till the static on the radio stops. When I am stopped and a signal pops up.......I wait 2 or 3 minutes hopefully) to make sure it doesn't drop in front of me. I see a distant signal, I slow down, don't want that to drop on me either. It's just safer this way. Track speed 50mph.....45 is safer. Top restricted speed I operate at is 2 mph, which is very safe. CSX management should be proud of me, that I am sure of, because I haven't run thru any switches. All in all I like working here. Sure the hours are horrible,people show up for work late, in yesterdays clothes, smell like cigarettes teeth not brushed, but they are elite professionals. These elite professionals will show off to you and new hires by dispalying thier ignorance and stupidity of rules, regulations, and RR operations. But then my union reps or management will talk to the new hires and correct the problem,,,,,right? Well maybe the union or management talks to the elite professional and straightens him or her out. Yeah, thats what happens where I work. Never seen it personally, but "they" tell me it has happened. I feel safer when "they" tell me things like that. I am kinder to a stray dog, than to any union rep or CSX manager. I hold both in complete disgust and distrust. Both are liars, and thieves. What does the BLE do with my dues? Well in thier newsletters, complete with pictures, they are playing golf, in conference in Las Vegas, or discussing important union contracts at a nice resort location......so they can fully concentrate on the matters at hand. In closing, I,like many of you are nothing more than whores. CSX and the unions are the pimps. We get told how long to work. Where to work. How much we will get paid. How much longer am I going to be a whore? I don't know. I do know it is getting harder and harder to look at my self in the mirror. Are you brave enough to look in the mirror? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 December 2009 Merry Christmas to all my union brothers & sisters who just wanna go to work, do there job, get paid in a correct manner, and last but not least...not get hurt. December 24, 2009.......and CSX STILL SUCKS! 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 December 2009 The best thing about being Irish an ex-man and having a understanding wife at Christmas, is drinking yourself through all 12 day of Christmas... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2dCMDNqE5Y The Conclave starts at 0001 on the 26TH. Happy Holidays...hic!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2009 Everyone settle down. The UTU and BLET are looking out for our best interest(s), they don't care about dues, they care about us! Without the support of these Unions we would be making \$8.00 an hour. Think about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 December 2009 Rad' Man it just happens, the RR hires a bunch, then a bunch retire. Now at times they hire a bunch and the last guy to post his position is the ragdoll. He get's beat to hell for years, looks like that is your fate. I worked with Firemen that were cut off for 20 years, and came back as Engineers. Yep worked 1 trip on steam and gone for a life time. The RR called them back and took very good care of these folks. Many were toooo old to come back, but the young one's had it made. Hell they were just lucky, or in reality not very lucky, they spent 20 years roofing and came back to the best job they ever had running freight on the right side of the cab. 

 Name: rad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 December 2009 To locomotive engineer,,,, No i am not a suck ass TM and never will be.. I am just stating some facts about a class 1 roads and i don,t like it myself, I have 23 yrs trainman service and to this day i can,t hold a reg yard job very long, Oh a week or two then someone always bumps me and i have been furloughed at least 6 times over the past 23 yrs and believe me if i could retire right now i would be out of here in a eyes blink, Hope you stick around and get to be # 1 on your roster then you can pick your job, Only thing you will be at retirement age when that happens. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 December 2009 what rad are you some kind of cock sucking trainmaster. well if not u shoukd be fuck off 

 Name: rad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 December 2009 Get used to it newbees the rr always was and always will be a feast or famine type of job and if ya don,t like it you can always quit and go the greener pastures if you can find one. 

 Name: retired E-mail: home Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 December 2009 After being retired over two years I received my u t u stick on pin from the u t u for being a member for over 40 years. well guess what I returned it to cleveland for in my r.r. career I saw the u t u sell or give everything that they could away .the pin looks like it came from China anyway.Csx sucks and the higher ups in the utu like Hancock is doing the sucking.As long as employees stays in csx safety programs and a few people get paid for doing nothing the csx is going to continue running people off for bull shit rule violations.If by chance the r.r. should change then by all means get back in and let a few people get paid good for doing nothing. P. S. I am sorry I had to pay dues my last 10 years of work for I saw the u t u go down to low levels even taking jobs from other crafts have a merry Christmas and a Happy new year. 

 Name: averagejoe E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 December 2009 hey there guys it is the christmas season all times for happiness lol one year to the day csx told me i have a job but guess what no job the sad part is that i actually thought i would get a job seeing as my daddy didnt work for the rr, i wasnt in the military because i couldnt decide what i wanted to do for myself, or i dont like to suck on big hard harry jew peckers so to all you semi rich dick merry fuckin christmas tell csx to blow me cuase i still wont blow them for a job 

 Name: JJ Boyd E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 December 2009 Just found out thet a long time fellow employee at collinwood ohio yard in cleveland has a snitch . he pretends to be your freind and the rats you out to the company . Conductor JIM BOYD may you rot in hell . the trainmaster are bad ,But you come from behind and stab your brothers in the back !!!! You better work in a well lighted area Jimmy boy 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 December 2009 APE 10-20 What yards are left in Walbridge? I started my career there as a switchmen in 1977 when the auto industry went sour transferred to Virginia in 1980. Back then we worked Yard D both ends, the east bound, arrival yard, the hump, westend switcher, skate jobs, plus a lot of transfers to the piers. Included was Presque Isle & Lakefront docks, Rossford yard, Fostoria yard, at least 5 locals ect...it was a big place back then yard extra board was loaded down with at least 100 people. Did Stanley take some work away from Walbridge? Two yards side by side. At least 3 times a week we made the loop to Stanley when it was Conrail. Got stuck over there during the '78 blizzard it took over 14 hours after hogging before the C&O (Chessie System) could get us. One down side back then was every Dec 23rd I got furloughed till March or April depending upon the winter. First place to get called back to was Fostoria for about 2-3 weeks working my way back to Walbridge. I liked working there the reality was it would of taken 10 years seniority or more to work year round because of winter. When the ships quit hauling coal an iron ore on Lake Erie that was 35% of our business. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 December 2009 Soon to Retire- Thank you. I wish there were more of you. Especially Walbridge Yard callers. We (APES) aren't the best of the bunch but there are a few of us who stay marked up and willing to go that extra mile. I like to think that I am one of those guys. At least I am available on the weekends. Anyway, my point. It was nice to hear your side of the story. If you could elaborate more, I would appreciate it. Quick question- Why does the yard extra board slots vary day to day? CMC adds positions then takes them away. For example, this weekend we had 22 slots. Now (Wednesday) we have 18. Why? Anymore you can tell us would be appreciated. Thanks. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 December 2009 The new CSX management team!!! http://whitetrash.net/media/media.beer/2/3436 

 Name: retired E-mail: home Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 December 2009 To the conductor that heard the work will pick up. this is bull shit for in my 42 years service I never saw work pick up at the first of the year for no one taking vacations and if you will notice when work slows down the people that is marking off is a whole lot less. the first four months of every year is the slow period of all r.r. more people is losing jobs every day and the news is everything is getting better but just look around for yourself and you will see that working people is really not gettin any help. the working class of people hrs per week is being cut down every where some is required to take a week vacation without pay to help the smaller companies out.the rich is getting alone fine today for the stock market has made a big jump the middle class is going down to bottom. I hope work does pick up for everyone but donot bet on it.when you buy anything if you notice it is made in china or mexico. the best part about your job is they cannot move it from america so hang in there. 

 Name: sad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 December 2009 i have heard that in the start of 2010 , everyone will be back to work. has anyone heard about this if so please let me know ..... 

 Name: Steve Gordon E-mail: sgordon@gordon-elias.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 December 2009 Dear All- I post this link for your consideration and comment: http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/legal-news-announcements/18954-bringing-light-sense-dlc-process.html Take Care & Be Safe. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 December 2009 ZOMG Tony Ingram is retiring at the end of december 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2009 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2009 Hey Other: "Furthermore were does your sense of entitlement come from? What are you owed?" Let me see..."The Great Society" perhaps you're old enough to remember? Welfare, food stamps, public housing, Social Security, WIC, aid to dependent children, unemployment insurance and the list goes on and on. Although most of these programs existed before 1964, they were all greatly expanded after Johnson's reforms and the advent of the "Great Society". Everyone over the age of 45, two maybe three generations, is a child of the "Great Society", that's a huge percentage of the U.S. population. Money talks and bullshit walks, so as long as there are politicians there will be entitlement programs. They may ebb and flow depending on which party is in power but like taxes entitlements are here to stay! ********************************************************************** Oh you are so correct with the above statement, and to that we are a demon of our own creation, and only getting worse in today’s society of me first and something for nothing. No one has a good work ethic anymore and this was created by all of us who tried to provide for our families better than was provided for us! With all the programs that you mentioned above you as well as every one else are entitled to but, with that being said in the private work force what are you entitled to? Like I said before a paycheck? That’s it! I have had a pretty fortunate life provided by myself doing what is expected of me by myself and my family. This has been passed on to my children as well to create a sense of ownership in there future knowing that no one else is going to do it for you, so don’t expect it. Sadly this is not the case in today’s times everyone from GM to my neibores are looking for handouts. This has taken all of the accountability and responsibility out of the decisions we make making it easier to blame someone else when we fail. I sorry I don’t by it. All this attitude does is allow some one else to pay for your mistakes. This also confirms my last post but because I speak of accountability and responsibility I could not possibly be right, it’s always some one else fault that you did something wrong or the decisions you made didn’t work the way you planned… Its time people stand up and are accounted for… and stop crying about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2009 Are you all really this pathetic? If you hate CSX this much really make a statement and quit. No; that’s what I thought just a bunch of cowards bitching about a company that you work for, imagine that. I might not be seeing the whole picture here but I know enough about unionized work forces to know that you have it very well if you still have a paycheck in this economy were layoffs and furloughs are the norm these days. Furthermore were does your sense of entitlement come from? What are you owed? I don’t work in your industry but a very similar field, were safety and on the job awareness is of the utmost importance, and if not respected in can have life ending consequences so safety is first and foremost your responsibility! With that being said back to my original questions what are you entitled to? What are you owed? Let me tell you so you don’t hurt yourselves thinking about it…..It’s a paycheck, its that simple, if your work your entitled to get paid, that it. If your looking for someone to blame, I have an idea, blame yourselves. If you read this and listen this is true. When was the last union meeting you were at? Do you even know were the meetings are, on what day and when? This is how you are to blame, no participation in your own labor organization and there for your local officers are elected on a good ol’boys club way of doing things, they are in it for themselves and only themselves, but you put them in there. Do you understand how your General Chairman & Vice General Chairman are elected? Here’s a hint by the people who are in the local positions that you elected. Now these people who are looking out for #1 and that isn’t you have free rein to put in people just like themselves in the next level the labor organizations to which you pays dues, oh I almost forgot offices are pr