| carrieanne wrote:|
|I work as a yardmaster for one of the top 5 railroads. I personally am surprised we don't have more incidents. I know from expericence how easy it is to put cars on the ground!!|
First off, it's easy to cover them up in the yard. Because for the most part, they are out of the public eye, and don't explode. I can rerail a car using a railroad tie, some wedges, and the frog of a turnout.
Second, you'd be surprised how difficult it can be to derail a car. It can also incredibly easy.
And yes, employee moral is pretty much the same with the four major US roads. Don't believe everything you read on CSX-Sucks. Very little of the it is outright false, but some parts are more true the others.
It is true, CSX's policy of cost-containment is finally coming back to haunt it. Both it's rolling stock and infrastructure are worn out. Even the new, and well maintained stuff from Conrail, has been beat down. I once had a CSX employee tell me with a straight face, that Conrail overmaintained it track. Gee maybe that's because Conrail ran a high-speed heavy duty railroad, and CSX still runs like a backhills coal hauler.
For those of you that are baseball fans...Conrail was the NY Yankees, and CSX is the Kansas City Royals. - My appologies to any Royals fans.