Hunter Harrison at CSX

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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby ExCon90 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 pm

He said the railroad is returning to a "normal operating rhythm." He just didn't mention that the rhythm is syncopated.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby mmi16 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:25 pm

ExCon90 wrote:He said the railroad is returning to a "normal operating rhythm." He just didn't mention that the rhythm is syncopated.


Of course he has created his own statistical measures that don't have any basis in history to be compared with.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby gokeefe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:05 pm

mmi16 wrote:
ExCon90 wrote:He said the railroad is returning to a "normal operating rhythm." He just didn't mention that the rhythm is syncopated.


Of course he has created his own statistical measures that don't have any basis in history to be compared with.


This has been noticed.

Despite assurances from CSX CEO E. Hunter Harrison that the railroad has overcome service disruptions due to ongoing operational overhauls, domestic shippers say there has been no change, and tweaks to service metric reporting muddle performance visibility.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:34 pm

Buried under a series of PAYWALLS! :(
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Dick H » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Another headache for EHH. Derailment in Atlanta wipes out house.
http://www.ajc.com/news/local/breaking- ... aB3z7CnoL/

Lucky, there was not some fatalities...
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:13 pm

Mr. Backshop, Associated Press reports that Google is "plugging the Knotholes" in the paywall. Their AMP service will now limit the number of freebies:

http://nytimes.com/aponline/2017/10/02/ ... shers.html
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 pm

That house is totaled,CSX is building or buying the replacement.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby NRGeep » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:14 am

HH's forced laissez-faire ROW maintenance, management shortages and delayed pickups and deliveries are side effects of his short sighted vision for this RR...but the investment return is great and these ever growing mishaps are merely colateral damage in the rush to growth in the Wall Street Casino...
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:02 am

It gets harder to "find the knothole" in the paywall. Good.luck:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-shipper ... 1507743220

Fair Use:

..Chief Executive Hunter Harrison says his railway has never run more smoothly. Some of his largest customers disagree..........Agricultural giant Cargill Inc. said that as recently as Monday, it had to shut down a Lafayette, Ind., plant during the morning because local train crew members, having exceeded the number of hours they were allowed to work, couldn’t take its railcars. About a week earlier, a Sidney, Ohio, plant shut down for two days because it hadn’t received empty cars from CSX to load.


While I'm hardly sticking up for Yäger, this whole charade just appears to be another "shame on you".

Any of us around here who "have done this stuff for a living" know that during Fourth Quarter, this what happens with agricultural shipping. While railroads have tried to "incentivize" shippers to move their product evenly through the year figuring General Mills has demand for Wheaties through the year, the fact remains agricultural products are planted in the Spring and harvested in the Fall.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby KevinD » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:35 pm

Audio from Hunter's testimony in front of the STB yesterday.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... -recording
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Dick H » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 pm

EHH strikes again. General Mills plant in Buffalo being cut from two to one switch a day.
From the Buffalo News.
http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/20/gener ... l-service/
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:05 am

EHH needs a mental heath eval,you don't do this to a major customer,will force more trucks to move finished product to market.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:15 am

Yäger has said he doesn't know what reciprocal switching is, but if he continues to curtail service to industries, the Surf Board just might give him a lesson.

Instead of Blue, Yellow nosed engines handling the facility, there just might be Black ones with "Topper" on the nose.

Of course, Yäger has the prime route for E-W traffic. I suppose same could be handled WW on the NKP, but EW, considering how the ERIE has been downgraded over the years, there could be problems if Wheaties were to be handled over the NS. Further, NS does not have a route into New England they can call their own.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:11 pm

Not only that, but reciprocal switching in the traditional sense meant that the road serving the plant did the actual switching, being reimbursed by a per-car switching charge from the line-haul railroad. If that's still the case, EHH can still decide to confine switching to one move a day. Reminds me of the 1950's when McGinnis told his B&M sales reps they would have to "educate" shippers to live with tri-weekly service. On the other hand, if the Surf Board mandated that NS be allowed access to CSX trackage with its own engines and crews that would raise labor-relations issues about "who gets the work." And CSX dispatchers would still control the moves.
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Re: Hunter Harrison at CSX

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:40 pm

I don't know the answer to this, Mr. ex-Con.

Could the Surf Board impose upon Buffalo a CRSA arrangement if Yäger contended "this is my industry and I serve them as I choose to serve them. If they don't like it, let 'em use trucks - and let 'em go bust with their rates".
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