Are you saying you were not trying to attach meaning here in this quote?
Of course I was "attaching meaning", whatever that means, just not reaching the conclusion you incorrectly jumped to.
Also to reiterate, I've been out here 20 years, it was never a goal to have a DeWitt long pool on the B&A until a couple of years ago, under PSR.
To reiterate, almost twice your years of service the decision to make E. Syracuse an intermodal block and train service hub included the strategic capability with a goal to use long pools at some point as appropriate to/from North Jersey and Central MA upon Beacon Park's anticipated closure. It was typical of necessary intermodal productivity improvement planning among the Class 1's at the time to reduce crew costs among a variety of options and because of its characteristics. In the likely move toward 1-man crews intermodal will probably again be a focus of potential for the very same characteristics.
As to the when, why, and how of pursuit in what's been a very dynamic long-term environment and across a wide variety of factors, good chance today's increasing crew challenge issues, including cost, during a time of crew shortages and in a current operating inflationary and intermodal traffic recessionary period provides the reason for "why now."
The reality is it doesn't work, but they are playing the usual games to make it look like it does.
So the 019 can make it long, but the cost is 2 or 3 trains needing to be recrewed nearly every day. But management is only looking at the 019, so to them everything is just fine. That train is making it.
In your own words, the 019 can make it long
. To quickly conclude that a very recent change is simply wrong, denying the chance for adjustment, from about as far away from the decision-making as you can get is poor judgement.
You are just repeating company propaganda, and I just can't let it go unchallenged.
I welcome your challenge, but not your wrong conclusions. After reading your many complaints and suggestions, conclusively nothing you've yet offered to date solves anything except from a narrow and short-term T&E perspective. As to charging me with "just repeating company propaganda", as is said, remember that when you point a finger three are pointing back.