CSX Offers Bonuses for Temporary Crew Transfers to Water Level Route Terminals

CSX is offering train and engine workers bonuses to temporarily relocate to terminals along its Water Level Route where crew shortages have become acute.

Trains magazine reported on its website that the bonuses would be paid to workers agreeing to work up to six months at the New York terminals of Buffalo, Syracuse and Selkirk, or at West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Workers would receive a $5,000 bonus once they qualify on their new territories and $17,000 after six months of service.

The Trains story noted that CSX management had expected an ongoing shortage of crews at Selkirk to ease after Labor Day when the summer vacation season ends. But the shortages continued and, in fact, became worse.

The Class 1 railroad also is offering $5,000 bonuses to new conductors hired at those same four terminals.

The story can be read at https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/as-stopgap-to-relieve-crew-shortages-csx-seeks-transfers-to-water-level-route-terminals/

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One Response to “CSX Offers Bonuses for Temporary Crew Transfers to Water Level Route Terminals”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    If one is a quick study on territory, a temporary transfer can be a lucrative move. It also comes with a fairly generous housing and food allowance. Buy a good, used 5th wheel travel trailer and a heavy-duty pickup, find a long-term campground near the crew base, and if you’re single and don’t own a house, you can just stay marked up for most of the time, except to get laundry and shopping done. One can go home with a significant 5-figure nest egg from six month of this.

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