Norfolk Southern RR at 100% changing crews out at new Depot.

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Rail Today

Clinton, TN

#1 Sep 19, 2011
Norfolk Southern has completed the crew change over point plan. This involved closing and or abandoning their Oakdale Tn rail yard, same for their Danville KY yard. All trains now swope crews at Burnside just off US27, near the stop light next to fire dept. This brings in 250-400 crew men to Burnside with majority being from Cinncinati Ohio, Jefferson Indiana, Knoxville Tn, and Chattanooga TN. Other than these, there are less than 100 crew members who live localy, in Casey, Lincoln, and Boyle county of which, were orignaly hired to work the Danville swope point. NS was asked if they would hire any new employees from central KY and the answer was absolutly not. All hiring from this point will be done in Ohio, Indiana, Tenneesee, Georiga, WV, Virgina, and Missoui. Anyone in Somerset/Danville area are asked to be willing to not apply with NS for transportation jobs, as no more will be hired from our area. This is a major win for Cinnci, L-ville, Knoxville and Chatt TN. Of the nearly 100 workers who still love in ky, 85% are married, have childrend, with remaining 15% single with average senority of 7 years. Jobs all pay from $55,000-$90,000 per year, 2X average income of the common Somerset resident.
wow

Lexington, KY

#4 Nov 8, 2011
just look. this is great for the guys who LIVE in Loisville, cinnci, Chatt TN, or Knoxville TN. The guys who used to work on Danville were forced to drive to Burnside from now on. I talked to a few of them @ store who said in 2015 they will have to move to one of those 4 big cities if they wanta keep their jobs. Basicaly that means no more railroad jobs for our area, rite? so how is this burnside idea creating jobs.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#5 Nov 8, 2011
Actually, I'd say that Burnside has seen very little income arising from this. I've yet to see proof of such, anyway.

People were shouting NEW JOBS, NEW GROWTH... If you bought into the hype, you'd have thought Burnside was about to turn into "Little Vegas".

The new restaurant that was touted to cater to the rail workers, along with the general public, plus rumors that had a motel being built in Burnside were obviously wrong.. When it came into being, the restaurant was placed in Somerset. And if I'm not mistaken, the hotel to house them was furbished right there as well.

Burnside business might well see some additional income from the in-house sales of the alcohol lure to some of these crew members, beings as Burnside is a "moist" city. "Moist" meaning that they can consume while they're inside a restaurant and supposedly having a meal. But there is no carry out or package sales in Burnside. Somerset is completely dry as of now.

Other than that, I don't think Burnside got a chewy little piece of the pie one way or the other, unless it was made from the property snatched up for the newer tracks maybe... Not sure about the contractual agreements on that issue.

I'm am pretty sure though that the NSRR office is over by the library in Burnside, but unless the guys are stopping in Burnside for gas, where's any other profit going....

We have seen men changing out as far down as the entrance to Antioch Shores in Burnside. Nothing there except a house across the road and an overgrown pet cemetery. Both of which have been there for a thousand years........
hmmm

Lexington, KY

#6 Nov 8, 2011
but sum of the railroad guys are single......rite? i mean....they all seem great to talk to. atleast most of them speak their minds, and the truth. to bad ALL these railroad guys all live over 3 hours away. relationship wud NOT work. so i wont be giving ANY of them a chance. no matter what. way to much distance. an i agree, didnt bring in any jobs
i am

Lexington, KY

#7 Nov 8, 2011
What is it u all dont get? lol. There are some of us who live around Somerset, Lincoln, boyle and Casey counties. ALL ones i work with are seeing someone or married sorry. atleast the engineers.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#8 Nov 8, 2011
i am wrote:
What is it u all dont get? lol. There are some of us who live around Somerset, Lincoln, boyle and Casey counties. ALL ones i work with are seeing someone or married sorry. atleast the engineers.
Excuse me? I didn't get the impression that this was about which among them were single or not. Did you also place the comment above this one too?
Dating

Julian, NC

#10 Dec 29, 2011
It's a hard life to get used to for both sides, the railroad worker and the family juggling life at home. I wouldn't suggest dating a railroader unless you are ready to be very supportive, independent and willing to except that person being away a lot. It can become very stressful at times for everyone. It's just the way it is. If you love someone, you will support them. Don't take a decent conversation from these guys to the head. They just sit on a train for hours and in a dorm for far too long waiting on the next train and boredom sets in. They have a hundred things to do when they get home and they talk to pass the time. Watch out for "single" ones. They sometimes have a family 3 hours away. Not usually, but I overheard something that suprised me. Who knowssss, but the railroad is a grand job, but not easy.
heard that

Chattanooga, TN

#11 Dec 29, 2011
I have to agree with that last post! Railroader.
lol

Pineville, KY

#12 Dec 29, 2011
Dating wrote:
It's a hard life to get used to for both sides, the railroad worker and the family juggling life at home. I wouldn't suggest dating a railroader unless you are ready to be very supportive, independent and willing to except that person being away a lot. It can become very stressful at times for everyone. It's just the way it is. If you love someone, you will support them. Don't take a decent conversation from these guys to the head. They just sit on a train for hours and in a dorm for far too long waiting on the next train and boredom sets in. They have a hundred things to do when they get home and they talk to pass the time. Watch out for "single" ones. They sometimes have a family 3 hours away. Not usually, but I overheard something that suprised me. Who knowssss, but the railroad is a grand job, but not easy.
most all ready got it all at home and you are just a pass time married to a railroader lmao
wonder

Cleveland, TN

#13 Jan 6, 2012
Dating wrote:
It's a hard life to get used to for both sides, the railroad worker and the family juggling life at home. I wouldn't suggest dating a railroader unless you are ready to be very supportive, independent and willing to except that person being away a lot. It can become very stressful at times for everyone. It's just the way it is. If you love someone, you will support them. Don't take a decent conversation from these guys to the head. They just sit on a train for hours and in a dorm for far too long waiting on the next train and boredom sets in. They have a hundred things to do when they get home and they talk to pass the time. Watch out for "single" ones. They sometimes have a family 3 hours away. Not usually, but I overheard something that suprised me. Who knowssss, but the railroad is a grand job, but not easy.
what if you are an understanding supportive wife and your husband is just a cheater who cant be trusted on trips out of town or just a quick trip to the store. some men are just cheaters. are you supposed to overlook his behavior just because he brings home a good paycheck? i understand they spend a lot of time waiting for return trip back home. so what do they do to pass the time? does the RR attract a bevy of immoral women to entertain these men and give them company while away from home?
curious

Fairfield, OH

#14 Jan 11, 2012
So, my old man works out of Cincinnati. He use to stay at a hotel in Danville but now he goes to Burnside. Are you saying that I should be concerned that he's cheating??
doris

Chattanooga, TN

#15 Jan 11, 2012
curious wrote:
So, my old man works out of Cincinnati. He use to stay at a hotel in Danville but now he goes to Burnside. Are you saying that I should be concerned that he's cheating??
some people believe ignorance is bliss. if this is how you like to live your life then i wouldnt question any odd behavior. you may not be able to handle the truth if you are a dependent woman who relys on his rr paychecks. not all men cheat but for some men whos jobs that take them out of town on a regular basis and are internet savy who like to frequent casual sex sites its easy for them to arrange casual hookups for sex. all they need is an email, a simple profile with a pic and post on one of many casual sex sites.(profiles can be hid and unhidden as needed to avoid detection by a wife or girlfriend who suspects and may be looking at these sites to see if he is on one)with all the smart phone capabilities all they have to do is log in to the date sites acct. email woman he is interested in meeting and let her know hes in town and possible they can "hookup" for a few hours. just be aware of the tricks men play.
Carla

London, KY

#16 Jan 15, 2012
The depot is good for Burnside at least the little town is growing some.
Josh

London, KY

#17 Jan 19, 2012
Does anyone know if there hiring any new job openings?
Herewego

Mount Holly, NC

#18 Jan 22, 2012
Im a conductor out pf chattanooga. I have a wife and two kids that i love very much. I have had tough times with my wife because she thinks i have another girl in burnside. Yes, i do enjoy conversations with people. Do i let it go too far? No. Im not saying that other men do, but for the most part, we work to support our families, and having an affair would be counterproductive. The people of Burnside and somerset are very nice people, and it makes my life easier to know that while im away from home, i still feel at home.
cheater hater

Cleveland, TN

#20 Jan 23, 2012
Herewego wrote:
Im a conductor out pf chattanooga. I have a wife and two kids that i love very much. I have had tough times with my wife because she thinks i have another girl in burnside. Yes, i do enjoy conversations with people. Do i let it go too far? No. Im not saying that other men do, but for the most part, we work to support our families, and having an affair would be counterproductive. The people of Burnside and somerset are very nice people, and it makes my life easier to know that while im away from home, i still feel at home.
what has given your wife the impression that you might have another woman? women dont just imagine stuff like men seem to think we do. men are easily read and women get feelings when something isnt right and are usually correct in thinking so. lets assume you are a good faithful husband. you say "do i let it go to far?" what kind of conversation would you be having that could go to far?? just how many women would a man working for the railroad meet? im guessing there arent a lot of women engineers and conductors right? so just how would you happen to meet women to talk to? shouldnt you be "resting"? would conversation be with waitresses at restaurant? sounds like you might just be getting a little to comfy while "home away from home".
lol

Brownsville, TN

#21 Jan 23, 2012
cheater hater wrote:
<quoted text>what has given your wife the impression that you might have another woman? women dont just imagine stuff like men seem to think we do. men are easily read and women get feelings when something isnt right and are usually correct in thinking so. lets assume you are a good faithful husband. you say "do i let it go to far?" what kind of conversation would you be having that could go to far?? just how many women would a man working for the railroad meet? im guessing there arent a lot of women engineers and conductors right? so just how would you happen to meet women to talk to? shouldnt you be "resting"? would conversation be with waitresses at restaurant? sounds like you might just be getting a little to comfy while "home away from home".
been there when thur what you say your wife feels.but just put yourself in her shoes,we made it good times now,good luck
cheater hater

Cleveland, TN

#22 Jan 23, 2012
i think there are more cheating railroad guys than are not. of course none would admit it. its just too convenient to NOT cheat. someone wrote that as a woman you have to be supportive, independent,etc to be involved with a man with this career. AGREED you do but most men also like women who will believe anything they are told and not question anything they find questionable. you have to put 100% faith into a man and believe he wont cheat. when a woman is given one shred of evidence or intuition that something isnt right with his story the seed is planted. if she believes him after questioning him on issue and he smooths it over with a "reasonable" explanation in his eyes but shes still uncertain trust is hard to get back. if she has allowed herself to become dependent on this "good man" with a great job with good money then he knows he has her right where he wants her. a woman at home that will believe whatever bull he tells her. when he knows he has this kind of woman. he can and will do whatever he wants with whoever he wants. being a good, trusting, supportive wife is good but if you let yourself become dependent on him he can take advantage of what a good caring woman you are to be sneaky and cheat because he knows he has you right where he wants you... hours away while he can play and flirt with whatever woman will play games with him for an hour or two of downtime before the trip home. truth hurts. it happens so dont try to deny it.
divorce bound

Cleveland, TN

#24 Jan 25, 2012
so did the topic about the cheating husband hit to close to home that someone felt that it needed to be removed? very interesting?afraid more wives and girlfriends will read and be clued in to the signs to watch for in a cheater? makes me wonder even more now how many more things goes on with men in this profession. we know that truck stops have women with special skills that hang out at truckstops to help with "rest" and "relaxation" do depots have these women as well? sounds like some wives need a roadtrip to check out "home away from home" for the men in their lives. with the removal of the very informative post it sounds like the RR just might be trying to coverup some homewrecking activity. we know men filter information they tell the women in their lives. is that part of "training"? go ahead have this post removed to. im prepared to take out a full size ad just to make my point that my cheating husband will not get away with his behavior.i know what hes up to and i will not put up with it anymore!
divorce bound

Cleveland, TN

#25 Jan 25, 2012
i see comment #24 has been judged nuts. im guessing a man did that one. men will deny and lie to a woman when they know the have been caught and then to further destroy the marriage and the wives trust he will throw in a your "nuts" for thinking that about me. oh really?when your man comes home with missing clothes and other signs of cheating (if my other post had not been removed you would know what im talking about) then of course he will deny it.hes caught! knows deep down he will lose a lot if he gets a divorce but he is still tempted everytime hes away from home. im not going to let him humiliate me any more. ive enjoyed be able to raise his kids and take care of him because he worked and supported us. i made everything nice for him at home where he had nothing to do while home but rest and enjoy family time but see where that has got me? i got cheated on! he knows he has a great woman at home but being a good wife isnt good enough for some men.

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