rcbsd45 wrote:The Wobbler does make a point. He should recall that CSX started the traffic from PNCT(adjacent to the Dockside terminal at Port newark, NJ) as a yard job, Y223 a few years ago, and when the traffic increased, it developed into its own trains, the Q163/Q162. So the potential is there. Whether or not it takes place is something else.
And as he is someone who is NOT an employee, I find it interesting(as others may) that he is quoting an employee publication that is NOT for the general public, and therefore he has no business of being in posession thereof. His citation of the specific publication is a deliberate divulging of company business/affairs, a violation of a CSX general rule. of course, as a "civilian", he is not governed by railroad policies as are employees. Been there, done that, and I know he'll probably say a specific employee gave him the publication(he tried this tactic once before, and without success) so as to save his own hide and go after others. Desperate people do desperate things.
Wobbler should stick to his armchair quarterbacking, and not tip his hand by quoting company documents verbatim(as he has done in the past) that as a non employee he has no business posessing or disseminating publicly. He really ought to learn to cover his tracks better.
I shall now don my flame retardant/Wanderer resistant suit. If he has a gripe, take it off the board; I've said my piece.
No gripe or flame. I'm just suprised you took the time to flame me. Besides...I know your just trying to "rattle my cage".
Also you made a poor assumption. I honestly don't possess a copy of the CSXT Train Handling Rules. Unfortunately, I haven't been lucky enough to come across a copy at any shows yet, darn it. I've been educated on bits and pieces of it through various conversations with some great, kind people who deal with it every day.
The reality of this instance however, I know that specific instruction in completion because it was mentioned on another forum here on railroad.net
by an employee. That, however, would be between him and his superiors. I just merely experienced the enjoyment of reading it and learning something new.
Personally, I would think it would be a good thing for a railfan to want to learn more about specifics, rules, and the way things work instead of being just another dumb, ignorant buff. Knowledge is power you know.
So again, no flame here.
Peace to you...