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Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.

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  by johnpbarlow
Trains Magazine on-line article of 9/7/22: "Waste shippers complain about CSX service in the Northeast"

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews ... northeast/

The National Waste & Recycling Association, a trade group representing 70% of the private sector’s waste and recycling market, told the Surface Transportation Board that its members prefer to reach commercial solutions with their rail carriers.

“However, the service issues that our member companies are raising indicate that the problem is a network problem affecting the entire northeast region of the country. For example, in Boston, NWRA members are unable to load rail cars due to ongoing service issues involving the delivery of rail cars. In the meantime, railcars loaded with waste are waiting to be moved out by the railroad. Another example, in Connecticut and New York, rail operations are being negatively impacted due to the excessive backlog of cars waiting to switch at CSX’s Selkirk Yard in Albany, N.Y.,” the group’s CEO, Darrell K. Smith, wrote in a Sept. 1 letter to the STB.
Crew shortages have been the root cause of the service issues experienced in certain regions of CSX’s network, including Selkirk where we have seen an unusual surge in vacation entitlements,” she adds. “The staffing shortages in Selkirk should ease now that we are past the Labor Day weekend; however, we took the proactive step of sending a number of temporary relocations to provide additional support which has helped the situation there. CSX has also modified how waste traffic is blocked in order to enhance service for those shippers at Selkirk.”
Here's the letter the President/CEO of the NWRA sent to the STB Chairman: https://www.stb.gov/wp-content/uploads/ ... 1-2022.pdf
  by Safetee
well csx may have some problems moving the trash but i'll bet they're way ahead of the curve when it comes to invoicing their trash shippers.
  by eolesen
I find it ironic all these urban areas that are outgrowing their landfills or even outlawing their ability to manage their waste by closing incinerators, but it's somehow the railroads fault they can't move it out fast enough?...

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