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Hunter Harrison + CSX
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Author:  Jim Vaitkunas [ Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Harrison + CSX

Dear Mods:

Don't you think that this Hunter Harrison bashing thread should be over in the railfanning category?


Author:  Overmod [ Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Harrison + CSX

I happen to agree with moving it to Railfanning. Unless someone can provide evidence that EHH is promoting preservation interests, let alone over operating expediencies. If so, redirect the discussion to the specific aspects that concern preservation. For example, what is his involvement (pro, con, or unwitting) in the Braddock Inn restoration?

There is too much whining about him on other forums to have to see it here, too.

Author:  softwerkslex [ Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Harrison + CSX

How much time is really saved by NOT doing 3 point protection?

Author:  Zak Lybrand [ Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Harrison + CSX

softwerkslex wrote:
How much time is really saved by NOT doing 3 point protection?

I'm sure the bean counters will gladly tell you about shaving two minutes off an 8 hour job by cutting out all three point instances. It matters to someone.

Author:  ironeagle2006 [ Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Harrison + CSX

I can tell you from my contacts in my old industry customers CSX is about to lose maybe forever. They are UPS Fed Ex JB Hunt Swift Schiender and several more IM shippers that are Domestic based. I was an OTR driver that also railfanned while I drove I got to see some of the best places while getting paid to do it at the same time. I railfanned Cajon Donner the Feather River and got to go Steamtown and multiple RR museums nationwide when I drove. I was forced to retire due to a severe head injury I suffered in a car accident in 2000 when I was rear ended in my home town by a woman that hit me doing 40 when I was at a dead stop.

UPS has already pulled as much as they can and has been leasing owner ops to run their stuff from Chicago to the Northeastern US anything that NS can haul they are diverting to them. JB Hunt is using their own drivers and diverting along with the other carriers listed. Why are they doing this simple they get fined by their own customers if they are late so why risk it. JB Hunt got fined by GM for a late delivery for a container of parts stuck on a CSX train less than 2 miles away from the yard that took 2 days for it to get moved into the freaking yard. I'm hearing rumblings of car shortages from my friends on the BNSF in terms of well cars and multipurpose trailer carriers. CSX has gummed up the Logistics chain nationwide and the Holiday rush is about to start nationwide.

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