Gadfly wrote:We at NS used to refer to CSX as "the derailment road" because they seemed to have so many! While all railroads are subject to derailments, CSX seems to be plagued with them and it seems to be due to deferred maintenance. NS, and its predecessor Southern, was persnickety about track and very OCD about their physical plant. Any derailment cause much consternation on Southern (where I hired) and lots of investigation as to the cause. They would place blame, and run anyone off who caused such with 10, 15, 30 day suspensions. NS was always VERY anal about it and "grumpy" when it came to it!I agree! You can bitch a lot about NS's way of doing things but one thing they do have is a great track structure! If a temporary speed restriction is put on it is usually taken care of promptly.