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Elkhorn City, KY

#1 Jul 17, 2011
Anyone know the legalities on how long a crossing can be blocked....i live at a main yard were there is only one way in and out and trains are always blocking for hours at a time and I know that we should have some rights even tho we own our land we dont have no rights....any info would be greatly appreciated.
info

Elkhorn City, KY

#2 Jul 17, 2011
I have heard the limit was 15 min. You could look CSX up and call and speak to someone. I live very close to the Shelby Tracks they block the road for about 20 min it seems like forever but they have to switch tracks and hook extra cars or remove some cars. The people who live up the street from the yard are blocked because there is no other way out I think they need to make a bridge for them to exit on 460.
DangerousCSX

Virgie, KY

#4 Jul 17, 2011
You can contact CSX at their Website but they seldom listen. A man was killed at the train crossing behind Walmart. They said it was the man's fault because he got to close to the train. The man had only one leg and it slipped. Had CSX installed crossbars as neighbors requested before the accident, the death may have been prevented. CSX is all about production!
help please

Elkhorn City, KY

#5 Jul 17, 2011
Yeah I live at the crossing at the old road under the shelby bridge and its nothing to be blocked hours at a time and we have actually timed them we have called and complained but it doesnt do any good dont know what else to do
info wrote:
I have heard the limit was 15 min. You could look CSX up and call and speak to someone. I live very close to the Shelby Tracks they block the road for about 20 min it seems like forever but they have to switch tracks and hook extra cars or remove some cars. The people who live up the street from the yard are blocked because there is no other way out I think they need to make a bridge for them to exit on 460.
shelby

Richmond, KY

#6 Jul 17, 2011
Call the shelby yard ask for the Train Master or Yard Master. Explain where you live and you are blocked for hours. That is not safe for you to be blocked like that. What if it were a life threatening Emergency? If you have no luck with the Shelby Yard. Contact the Jacksonville Florida Headquarters. A Yard Master and or Train Master is always at the Yard 24/7. You can go to the yard and ask for one of them as well. Good Luck! Hope you get this solved!
Tom

Georgetown, KY

#7 Jul 18, 2011
The 15 min is only for basic, regular repairs. If it is something more serious or an emergency, they can pretty well take as long as they want. I work for the Dept. of Highways and have had to deal with railroads and crossings.
citizen

Sharpsburg, KY

#8 Jul 18, 2011
There is a Law calling Shelby doesnt do much good they have all new young men that are to lazy to walk and break the train,When they block it to long call the cops that will get their azz moving.My Husband worked CSX for years and walked to break the trains but like he says these cocky young boys dont know what the Hell they are doing so just keep raising hell.
help please

Elkhorn City, KY

#9 Jul 18, 2011
Do they really have that many emergencies or serious situations tho I mean a few times a week wouldnt even be a problem its multiple times a year....and I know they have a job but alot of us have small children and I worry alot if something was to happen am I going to be able to get by....i kmow 7 years ago a elderly man took a heart attack the ambulance couldnt get by the man died....they got a big lump of money from CSX but that didnt bring back there loved one so I worry.....
Tom wrote:
The 15 min is only for basic, regular repairs. If it is something more serious or an emergency, they can pretty well take as long as they want. I work for the Dept. of Highways and have had to deal with railroads and crossings.
help please

Elkhorn City, KY

#10 Jul 18, 2011
Believe me I do they know my voice and thats sad and they are hateful thinks for the info
citizen wrote:
There is a Law calling Shelby doesnt do much good they have all new young men that are to lazy to walk and break the train,When they block it to long call the cops that will get their azz moving.My Husband worked CSX for years and walked to break the trains but like he says these cocky young boys dont know what the Hell they are doing so just keep raising hell.
help please

Elkhorn City, KY

#11 Jul 18, 2011
Sorry not multiple times a year that would be ok to I meant multiple times a day
help please wrote:
Do they really have that many emergencies or serious situations tho I mean a few times a week wouldnt even be a problem its multiple times a year....and I know they have a job but alot of us have small children and I worry alot if something was to happen am I going to be able to get by....i kmow 7 years ago a elderly man took a heart attack the ambulance couldnt get by the man died....they got a big lump of money from CSX but that didnt bring back there loved one so I worry.....
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toot toot to toot

AOL

#12 Jul 18, 2011
You people don't seem to realize what a vital part CSX Transportation plays in the economic welfare of Eastern Ky. and the surrounding coal fields. The coal that is moved by these trains keeps the mines working and hundreds employed. Trucking only accounts for a very small percentage of tons moved. When a crew doubles one full track over to another to make up their train, it takes several minutes, air brakes have to fully charged, and a federally mandated brake test has to be performed before they depart. If other trains are enroute on the track they also must use, then a delay is unavoidable. The Conductor makes every effort to expedite the movement of his train, and if He blocks a crossing for too long without a valid reason, He will be called to account. These things I know to be true, as I am a retiree of CSX....
DangerousCSX

Virgie, KY

#13 Jul 18, 2011
toot toot to toot wrote:
You people don't seem to realize what a vital part CSX Transportation plays in the economic welfare of Eastern Ky. and the surrounding coal fields. The coal that is moved by these trains keeps the mines working and hundreds employed. Trucking only accounts for a very small percentage of tons moved. When a crew doubles one full track over to another to make up their train, it takes several minutes, air brakes have to fully charged, and a federally mandated brake test has to be performed before they depart. If other trains are enroute on the track they also must use, then a delay is unavoidable. The Conductor makes every effort to expedite the movement of his train, and if He blocks a crossing for too long without a valid reason, He will be called to account. These things I know to be true, as I am a retiree of CSX....
No one is debating the economic role CSX plays in our area. We want them to adhere to safety precautions and to eliminate the long waits. As one poster stated, what is someone needed emergency care? Sorry, but it's not ALL about production. The human life matters!
rooty toot toot

Bledsoe, KY

#14 Jul 18, 2011
DangerousCSX wrote:
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No one is debating the economic role CSX plays in our area. We want them to adhere to safety precautions and to eliminate the long waits. As one poster stated, what is someone needed emergency care? Sorry, but it's not ALL about production. The human life matters!
Don't hold your breath. The Behemoth CSX (Corporation) has interests that extend far beyond Railroads, and they are pretty much invincible. Although from experience, they do go above and beyond the call of duty to maintain a good relationship with the general public.
DangerousCSX

Virgie, KY

#15 Jul 19, 2011
rooty toot toot wrote:
<quoted text>Don't hold your breath. The Behemoth CSX (Corporation) has interests that extend far beyond Railroads, and they are pretty much invincible. Although from experience, they do go above and beyond the call of duty to maintain a good relationship with the general public.
No corporation is invincible. I think you are grossly overestimating CSX when you make that statement. When a corporation puts production over the safety of the public and someone dies from it, I don't think it would make them invincible. If it were my family member who got killed by the train, I would show them "invincible" in the court of law. If CSX goes "beyond the call of duty to maintain a good relationship with the general public," then why haven't they put in the safety structures desperately needed at some of these crossings? We are waiting and watching! There were requests before this last accident that resulted in a fatality!
man oh man

Lawrenceburg, KY

#16 Jul 19, 2011
toot toot to toot wrote:
You people don't seem to realize what a vital part CSX Transportation plays in the economic welfare of Eastern Ky. and the surrounding coal fields. The coal that is moved by these trains keeps the mines working and hundreds employed. Trucking only accounts for a very small percentage of tons moved. When a crew doubles one full track over to another to make up their train, it takes several minutes, air brakes have to fully charged, and a federally mandated brake test has to be performed before they depart. If other trains are enroute on the track they also must use, then a delay is unavoidable. The Conductor makes every effort to expedite the movement of his train, and if He blocks a crossing for too long without a valid reason, He will be called to account. These things I know to be true, as I am a retiree of CSX....
I just knew someone would make this all about the COAL. What people are talking about here is their rights to have access in and out of where they live. I bet you wouldn't like it if your access was blocked for hours at a time. The situation could be corrected by just breaking the cars apart enough at the crossings to allow passage. Oh, but wait, I forgot- that would mean someone would have to actually get out and do a little work. Heaven's Forbid!
citizen

Pikeville, KY

#17 Jul 19, 2011
man oh man wrote:
<quoted text> I just knew someone would make this all about the COAL. What people are talking about here is their rights to have access in and out of where they live. I bet you wouldn't like it if your access was blocked for hours at a time. The situation could be corrected by just breaking the cars apart enough at the crossings to allow passage. Oh, but wait, I forgot- that would mean someone would have to actually get out and do a little work. Heaven's Forbid!
You got that right my husband retired from CSX it isnst anything like it use to be.The young guys they have now dont know squat.They are to sorry to work like the older gereration i give them 10 min. then i am on the phone because they shouldnt block a crossing and set there on their butts they need to walk and break or stay back.
help please

Elkhorn City, KY

#18 Jul 19, 2011
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>You got that right my husband retired from CSX it isnst anything like it use to be.The young guys they have now dont know squat.They are to sorry to work like the older gereration i give them 10 min. then i am on the phone because they shouldnt block a crossing and set there on their butts they need to walk and break or stay back.
I wouls have to agree I have lived here for 16 years and you can tell a major difference in the gentleman who worked there 5 to 10 years ago and now cause they took pride in there work they blocked the tracks but the constantly broke the train and cleared the crossing if you would ask them to do that now that would be the ultimate sin.......and it really irritates me when they work on a crossing and dont inform you and you cant get across for hours....it makes me feel like they think nobody works heck my husband has lost 2 jobs in 5 years...cause when you call your boss and say I try to leave a hour early for work and im still a hour late and you tell them its because your blocked by a train they look at.you like your stupid because legally a train cant stay on there that long.....heck if.i didnt live in this situation myself I dont think I would believe it
citizen

Wallins Creek, KY

#19 Jul 19, 2011
The main Headguarters is in Jacksonville Florida that is actually where they call these guys here to tell them when to go to work and where.I will try to find the # it might help to call them to because i know my Daughter did and did do some good.Call Shelby yard office they might be human and give it to you.
i dont think so

Winchester, KY

#20 Jul 19, 2011
help please wrote:
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I wouls have to agree I have lived here for 16 years and you can tell a major difference in the gentleman who worked there 5 to 10 years ago and now cause they took pride in there work they blocked the tracks but the constantly broke the train and cleared the crossing if you would ask them to do that now that would be the ultimate sin.......and it really irritates me when they work on a crossing and dont inform you and you cant get across for hours....it makes me feel like they think nobody works heck my husband has lost 2 jobs in 5 years...cause when you call your boss and say I try to leave a hour early for work and im still a hour late and you tell them its because your blocked by a train they look at.you like your stupid because legally a train cant stay on there that long.....heck if.i didnt live in this situation myself I dont think I would believe it
Umm well here is the deal in the past 10 years half of the work force has been cut off at shelby. at one time they had brakeman this is the person who job was to do this well the company cut them off and added utility men this is the person who cut the train in half. now it is just a conductor and engineer now this train is 150 cars or one and one half mile and you are going into the yard and you have to line about 6 switches that is why it takes so long now if you want to do something call the TRAINMASTER and tell them to add some people because honestly i agree whole heartedly that the crossings are blocked too long but it isnt anyones fault but the company. So to those who dont like the COCKY NEW COMMERS it is still the same people just less of them ask any one railroader who has over thirty years they are working the conductor to death so SCREW,
help please

Elkhorn City, KY

#21 Jul 19, 2011
And I totally agree with this when I called tell CSX I told them if the problem is shortage in workers instead of working these poor men to death hire them some help......there response is always they have plenty of help and there is no excuse for them to stay on there for over an hour
i dont think so wrote:
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Umm well here is the deal in the past 10 years half of the work force has been cut off at shelby. at one time they had brarkeman this is the person who job was to do this well the company cut them off and added utility men this is the person who cut the train in half. now it is just a conductor and engineer now this train is 150 cars or one and one half mile and you are going into the yard and you have to line about 6 switches that is why it takes so long now if you want to do something call the TRAINMASTER and tell them to add some people because honestly i agree whole heartedly that the crossings are blocked too long but it isnt anyones fault but the company. So to those who dont like the COCKY NEW COMMERS it is still the same people just less of them ask any one railroader who has over thirty years they are working the conductor to death so SCREW,

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