Razor's edge Outlines the dead Incisions in my head Anticipation, the stimulation To ki-l the exhilaration Close your eyes Look deep in your soul Step outside yourself And let your mind go Frozen eyes stare deep in your mind as you... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at BNSF Railway
They say music is the food of love Let's see if you're hungry enough Take a bite, take another Just like a good boy would Get a sweet thing on the side Home cooking, ho-----e Side order, could be your daughter Finger licking good Come on... — read more
Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous... — read more
Anyone hear anything on what the plan with Houston south yard is? Carload volume has been down week over week, more layoffs happened a couple weeks ago. Are they planning on shutting this yard down? It would make since with PSR in full play and all... — read more
Heard Division Manager’s for Structures job been eliminated. Supervisors and gangs now rolling up to DE’s.
Where are the supposed 4 main coal train inspection points going to be located?
Mechanical forces to be laid off and competent contractors brought in to service electric locomotives once testing is complete. Carmen to be replaced by wayside detection systems like Canada uses. So Wooooooo is u 😂
Anyone know what 24 locations are getting hit.
Is there an option to voluntarily furlough? If there is how do you qualify?
Just heard from a Mgr. That north yard in Ft Worth and Saginaw yard have been sold. Is this true?
Recent college graduate here and I am wondering if there is a possibility of having a long time career in this type of industry? Can anyone give me HONEST unbiased feedback on the pros/cons of working for the Railroad? I’ve actually thought of... — read more
I have been here for too long and I am fed up with this company. If I’m lucky, I’ll retire here, because now there’s no point in looking for anything else. My son is in the same industry, but in a different company, and I have to admit that the... — read more
I’ve always wanted to have a job in railroad, but after a few years here, not only did I get disgusted with BNSF, but railroad in general. Because of everything I have experienced in this company, I am sick of the whole industry and I would like to... — read more
Them managers are awesome. Good business tactics in gouging out the worthless union peeps in Texas. You have my approval of good job.
The most amazing foreman's to grace our presence here in defunct land are headed ur way. Get ready they know how to NOT run a shop and cause it's closure. U all will be jobless next year this time.
Just as usual in Alliance. Starting to enforce the new mask mandate on craft employees for not wearing them or not wearing them correctly andd sending people home. But watching General ,assistant general and office dwellers walk around the shop... — read more
What a great way to run a company. Spend millions on hiring and training a workforce and then get rid of them to make the next quarter look better than the last. While failing to have any grasp on the inefficiency of your actual operational... — read more
Universities should use the Milby shop fiasco as a top to bottom what not to do in business management. Then they can also point out that in the real world those responsible get tossed out, but in twirly swirly railroad land you just get reshuffled... — read more
BNSF volume cratering going below 2009 levels and taking jobs with it.
The beginning of this year is not promising at all. It would not surprise me if there happen to be many more dismissals by the end of the year. I hope for the best, but I expect the worst. Uncertainty is bad enough. Does anyone have any insights... — read more
RIP Ouston Mechanical.
It's as official as it gets here. Trainmasters have been directed to route all power to Temple. Sigh... Dang nummit 1st shifters got there wish. Whoooo is me and my 12 whittle mouths.
Company clown and top court jester Dave Moreno has run another location into the ground as Houston’s pride and joy, the illustrious new shop on Milby street is already closing down less than 14 months since major renovations and reopening. Millions... — read more
Anyone know/think this will benefit railroads? Will oil shipments increase?
Alliance shop's future is uncertain in 3 to 5 years
Anyone else worried about her slashing a bunch of people? I’ve heard talk of comparing how many people UP uses in mechanical and other departments vs what we use. Like questions of why we have so many more employees.
Seeking info about any mech recalls
windows are being taken out of shop and boarded up.
Was informed at our morning briefing locations are calling back machinists and electricians very soon. Ft Worth within the next few weeks then others to follow. Good news for all involved.
RCO's in LaCrosse yard going bye-bye, c-ap not done yet.
UP got a bonus. We got a mask mandate. "You can't take away my dag gum constitutional rights" They did. Only 2 people out of 400 employees had the gonads to protest. Merry Christmas my fellow Covid deniers! Enjoy your masks!
In terms of our competitors, does anyone think we are doing well regarding layoffs? I haven’t heard a peep since the last round, which was marginal compared to other companies. I think leadership is trying to keep their employees working despite the... — read more
Just read that Union Pacific is giving a one thousand dollar bonus to its employees, I bet uncle Warren doesn’t give us one! Any takers?
Does anyone feel that the push for this utilization statistics are going to push us to PSR and get a lot of guys laid off?
Hey guys I’m interested in the railroad. Have been doing some research....Was curious to what “getting put out of service” looks like. Do the Trainmaster drill you on what happened or do you just kinda get told to go home. Is there like a formal... — read more
Really! Those that are laid off (132) so far with a 104 still waiting for their last day November 6 th Topeka shops called overtime for this weekend because Lincoln is sending 25 return to service units here for us to return. Lincoln I hope this... — read more
BNSF to layoff over 100 Topeka employees According to a written statement sent to 13 NEWS, the layoff of 104 employees as their Topeka Locomotive Shop due to “lower freight volumes and a... — read more
Who else has heard of a Friday morning conference call between All the Unions General Chairman and BNSF Management at 7 am. Doesn’t sound good!
Former Ft Worth electrician here. We’ve heard that they are not calling any of us back even though it’s been busy. Sad to hear but that’s how it goes. It’s frustrating considering hearing how bad some other locations workers are. We’ve heard about... — read more