Well the reasons for CSX's failings and PC may be profoundly different, but as the people on the ground and in the cabs are noticing alot of the same symtoms, IE: lack of maintainance, poor engine availability, numerous recrews, numerous minor derailments, miles of slow orders and so on. This past year CSX has been aggressively repairing and maintaining it's infastructure in upstate NY. I hope that this trend is a sign of a new trend for CSX. The new rules offer a number of safety features like calling the home signals, but allows for a dispatcher to give a maintainer an expiration time on a foul time EC-1. When the time expires, trains may run without conversing with the maintainer to insure he is clear of the tracks!!! Also, on single track if a train goes into an emergency brake application. If the engineer gets a reset and air is restored on the rear, all the crew has to do is look back and if what they see appears to be ok, the train can proceed. Multitrack incidents still require conductor to inspect the train, by walking or in some cases a roll by inspection will suffice.
Harleys and EMDs, some of my favorite rides