flip-flop

Oak Hill, WV

#22 Apr 15, 2012
I heard wrote:
I cant believe how this man is attacked by his comment on why the horns are blowing so loud at times they never have before and is it forever or just temporary due to work or something . All jobs are important , not sure who made the railroader the founder of Summers co. Sure glad we have railroaders , but they are backbone of America just like miners, farmers , medical field ,and those loving hard working homemakers that work out of love of family not money . we are all important in one way or another. God Bless USA
I can tell you the answer to that...it's Summers Co and how they roll
tweetiebird

Beckley, WV

#23 Apr 16, 2012
Thanks honest answer. U cleared it up. Unfortunately, those that aren't familiar with the RR will never understand how the protocol works. Keep blowing the whistle, and following all Fed rules and regulations. CSX will fire you in a heartbeat if u don't. As they should.
who else

Elizabeth, WV

#24 Apr 16, 2012
Boy, I cant beleive this. we have attacked the wheels of commerce for making a little noise. Maybe if some of you folks would get off your duffs and get a job or at least look for one this "noise" would become music to your ears as it is to mine. Thanks to the railroad and to anyone else who does the things that keep us all going daily.
tweetiebird

Beckley, WV

#25 Apr 16, 2012
who else wrote:
Boy, I cant beleive this. we have attacked the wheels of commerce for making a little noise. Maybe if some of you folks would get off your duffs and get a job or at least look for one this "noise" would become music to your ears as it is to mine. Thanks to the railroad and to anyone else who does the things that keep us all going daily.
Thank you for the great comment. But unfortunately the deadbeats would rather complain than work.
Hwo

Nitro, WV

#26 Apr 17, 2012
tweetiebird wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for the great comment. But unfortunately the deadbeats would rather complain than work.
spoken like a true railroaderman
Points

Hansford, WV

#27 Apr 17, 2012
engineer wrote:
yea it is excessive. call the boss Dave Nicols and complain .
Is he really the one to lodge a complaint?
Tootless

Hansford, WV

#28 Apr 17, 2012
You can certainly tell when the old guys are working. I too have become taken aback by the horn blowing. We need to all get smarter and during the hours of the day when you can get a number off of the train, take it and send it to the complaint department. There is a lot of horn blowing with spouses getting closer to home. I have heard the ole timers come through at night, they lightly blow their whistles. How considerate is that? There are rules, but when you can see a car attempting to cross the crossing at night, blow the horn, if not just a toot will be sufficient. All we are for is for you to do your required numer of toots...day or night, but damn, you don't have to be inconsiderate.

I would say take a number from the train...especially during the day, lodge a complaint, they should be able to check how often it occurs and who is the worse at blowing from one end to the other.

Those idiots that continue to defy the gates, those that jet across the tracks when they see a train coming are making everyone miserable.
Great Ape

Parkersburg, WV

#29 Apr 18, 2012
Tootless wrote:
You can certainly tell when the old guys are working. I too have become taken aback by the horn blowing. We need to all get smarter and during the hours of the day when you can get a number off of the train, take it and send it to the complaint department. There is a lot of horn blowing with spouses getting closer to home. I have heard the ole timers come through at night, they lightly blow their whistles. How considerate is that? There are rules, but when you can see a car attempting to cross the crossing at night, blow the horn, if not just a toot will be sufficient. All we are for is for you to do your required numer of toots...day or night, but damn, you don't have to be inconsiderate.
I would say take a number from the train...especially during the day, lodge a complaint, they should be able to check how often it occurs and who is the worse at blowing from one end to the other.
Those idiots that continue to defy the gates, those that jet across the tracks when they see a train coming are making everyone miserable.
The horn isn't sounded for cars on the crossing, it's sounded for the crossing. It's sounded anytime the train begins movement. It's sounded anytime it passes another vehicle on an adjacent track. It has to be sounded when passing track workers. etc. etc.

Go ahead and write down the engine number, the crew will get an award for doing what they are supposed to be doing.

Federal Law dictates when the horn is sounded. Blowing the horn and sounding the bell are written in blood.

Really, you have no idea. Your beef is with the government / FRA, not with CSX or it's employees.
Tootless

Hansford, WV

#30 Apr 18, 2012
Great Ape wrote:
<quoted text>
The horn isn't sounded for cars on the crossing, it's sounded for the crossing. It's sounded anytime the train begins movement. It's sounded anytime it passes another vehicle on an adjacent track. It has to be sounded when passing track workers. etc. etc.
Go ahead and write down the engine number, the crew will get an award for doing what they are supposed to be doing.
Federal Law dictates when the horn is sounded. Blowing the horn and sounding the bell are written in blood.
Really, you have no idea. Your beef is with the government / FRA, not with CSX or it's employees.
I understand blowing the horn for the crossing, but isn't it for the same reasons? I know CSX horn blowing and bell ringing is legistated, but it is as in most cases, the whistle blower has taken it a bit far. The occasional engineer blows from one crossing to the other. The more controlled, experienced engineer blows with care and consideration. I gather what you are saying is that the citizens can't do anything about anything? Well, I as a citizen would attempt to do all I could to at least have a more gentle whistle at night, in the least.
Lisa

Charleston, WV

#31 Apr 18, 2012
Camping lot wanted for seasonal rent- not bass lake. If anyone has info please email me at [email protected]
Great Ape

Parkersburg, WV

#32 Apr 18, 2012
Tootless wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand blowing the horn for the crossing, but isn't it for the same reasons? I know CSX horn blowing and bell ringing is legistated, but it is as in most cases, the whistle blower has taken it a bit far. The occasional engineer blows from one crossing to the other. The more controlled, experienced engineer blows with care and consideration. I gather what you are saying is that the citizens can't do anything about anything? Well, I as a citizen would attempt to do all I could to at least have a more gentle whistle at night, in the least.
No you don't understand what I'm saying. If you could get the law changed, the trainmen would gladly oblige as would CSX. The length of time for each long and short is mandated. The old heads who you say blow softly are likely ignoring or breaking the law.
maybe

Elizabeth, NJ

#33 Apr 18, 2012
Tootless wrote:
You can certainly tell when the old guys are working. I too have become taken aback by the horn blowing. We need to all get smarter and during the hours of the day when you can get a number off of the train, take it and send it to the complaint department. There is a lot of horn blowing with spouses getting closer to home. I have heard the ole timers come through at night, they lightly blow their whistles. How considerate is that? There are rules, but when you can see a car attempting to cross the crossing at night, blow the horn, if not just a toot will be sufficient. All we are for is for you to do your required numer of toots...day or night, but damn, you don't have to be inconsiderate.

I would say take a number from the train...especially during the day, lodge a complaint, they should be able to check how often it occurs and who is the worse at blowing from one end to the other.

Those idiots that continue to defy the gates, those that jet across the tracks when they see a train coming are making everyone miserable.
This is a very good suggestion. When that complaint is read by CSX it will make them very happy to see that these guys are doing their job. Extra points to those engineers!!
Tootless

Hansford, WV

#34 Apr 18, 2012
Great Ape wrote:
<quoted text>
No you don't understand what I'm saying. If you could get the law changed, the trainmen would gladly oblige as would CSX. The length of time for each long and short is mandated. The old heads who you say blow softly are likely ignoring or breaking the law.
I doubt very seriously they are breaking any rules. As long as they blow, what difference does it make.
el cajon

Parkersburg, WV

#35 Apr 18, 2012
Lisa wrote:
Camping lot wanted for seasonal rent- not bass lake. If anyone has info please email me at [email protected]
Why not Bass Lake??
honest answer

United States

#36 Apr 19, 2012
Im an old head engineer and I blow the horn the same night and day, if you tootless have a problem with that then please write down every number and call anyone you like, I would love to hear them tell you to get over it. I don't come to your job and tell you how to do your work, please cry a little more, its funny to read what you think you can do.
Tootless

Hansford, WV

#37 Apr 19, 2012
honest answer wrote:
Im an old head engineer and I blow the horn the same night and day, if you tootless have a problem with that then please write down every number and call anyone you like, I would love to hear them tell you to get over it. I don't come to your job and tell you how to do your work, please cry a little more, its funny to read what you think you can do.
Thank you for your advice.
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Lisa

Charleston, WV

#39 Apr 20, 2012
el cajon wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not Bass Lake??
Bass Lake is overcrowded and I don't want to sit on my porch and look at the back of someone's camper...prefer a river lot.
love the sound

Beckley, WV

#40 May 1, 2012
In my opinion, there's nothing like hearing the roar of the train and the horns blowing at night. I have never been on a train. But have had dreams about them so vividly that I believe they were a big part of a past life. Before you make nasty remarks, yes I do believe in reincarnation. And I strongly believe in god.
Noticed

Hansford, WV

#41 May 2, 2012
love the sound wrote:
In my opinion, there's nothing like hearing the roar of the train and the horns blowing at night. I have never been on a train. But have had dreams about them so vividly that I believe they were a big part of a past life. Before you make nasty remarks, yes I do believe in reincarnation. And I strongly believe in god.
Forgive me for being sarcastic, but....get your ass on a t r ain, stop dreaming about the roar of the train and the horns. Cute!

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#42 May 21, 2012
Thought we were talking about a Party Train

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