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  by R&DB
 
Are you assuming these are previously trained railroaders? Learrning the railroad crew trade is much more involved.
  by Bracdude181
 
@cr9617 lol me training Conrail crews. Switching lessons start at $50 😂😂😂

@R&DB You are absolutely correct. Even working at Pine Creek there was a lot of stuff you’d need to remember. What to look for on cars during inspection, what to listen for, doing proper brake tests, proper and thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of equipment, journal box oil levels and maintenance, etc.it’s very involved and not at all as simple as it looked. If such thorough safety standards needed to be met at a place that small, then I can hardly imagine what procedures a major common carrier railroad has to follow.
  by NJTMonmouthCoastline
 
So I saw on Facebook that a union group from CSX, NS, and UP are planning a major strike due to poor management and other factors.

I'm not sure if it will effect Conrail but I will say that we are lightyears behind on rail infrastructure that other countries already have.
  by Bracdude181
 
@NJTMonmouth While the threat of a strike mostly threatens the Class 1s at the moment, I’ve heard that many other railroads may be affected as their workers are also complaining.

I do not know if any Conrail employees will be taking part in this but if it’s over management concerns then I’ll be surprised if Conrail North Jersey isn’t affected one way or another.

The strike may also affect Conrail in a different way. NS and CSX bring trains to Conrails hub yards across their system. A strike could mean a lack of crews to deliver customer shipments to Conrail, which depending on the strike severity could have a MAJOR impact on Conrails ability to bring inbound cars to any railroads/customers that they connect to. Might be lots of empty outbound cars stuck in yards too.

Will be interesting to see what happens. Let’s hope that something good comes out of this somehow.
  by David
 
trainfann101 wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:49 pm That is not true whatsoever….

Not sure where you get your information, but please stop speculating everything…I think I can speak for quite a few of us on here….thanks.
I do not remember seeing you on here before. (15) comments. If you have another bit of information that proves the speculation wrong, Please let us know--Thank you.
  by JohnFromJersey
 
NJTMonmouthCoastline wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:32 pm So I saw on Facebook that a union group from CSX, NS, and UP are planning a major strike due to poor management and other factors.

I'm not sure if it will effect Conrail but I will say that we are lightyears behind on rail infrastructure that other countries already have.
American freight rail is the best in the world; many countries come to study it, since the USA moves the largest percent of its freight (~50%) by rail. This is way lower than its peak around a hundred years ago. That being said, Class I's are squandering their infrastructure, something we can see on our own SOUS with its deterioration in the last decade or two.

In terms of passenger/commuter rail, we suck, lol. Amtrak is trying its hardest but it is very difficult to expand operations on a single route, especially when many of the old parallel routes (think the old Camden & Amboy, which is now the disjointed Bordentown Secondary and Heightstown Industrial Track) that could handle overflows are defunct. It will be interesting to watch out Brightline in Florida plays out with their Orlando extension opening next year, and if California's High Speed Rail will be worth the cost overruns and delays.
  by GSC
 
A few posts back, it was speculated that with the regular crews back in place, Thursday freights down the Southern might resume. Any word if it's running today?
  by Bracdude181
 
I posted that GSC. Looking for the train as we speak
  by Bracdude181
 
Just heard SA31 calling Coast Line. Something about a switch being stuck
  by Bracdude181
 
Permission to open up 3:37 PM
  by OportRailfan
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:23 pm Just heard SA31 calling Coast Line. Something about a switch being stuck
Last I heard, they were having problems with Morgan being stuck open, and SA31 getting permission up to the switch on the Church Runner.
  by Bracdude181
 
CSX 4405 leading with CSX 4451 trailing

4405 has returned after being damaged by the flooding in Manville several weeks ago. No idea when it got into Browns. Wasn’t there Sunday...
  by Bracdude181
 
Permission to open up 3:52
  by Bracdude181
 
Lined and locked normal 4:08 PM

16 cars. One or two might be for Marjam. If not all are for Woodhaven.
  by Bracdude181
 
For some reason SA31 took Track 2 all the way down to just before the Navesink River Bridge. Looks like the next Long Branch bound will pass on Track 1 and then SA31 will cross over afterwards.

Haven’t seen this before...
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