pool mileage

march 01 - march 15, 2013


buffalo - binghamton unassigned pool service

(hb/st bb pool - 217 miles)

engineers 27900 miles calls for 13
conductors 32765 miles calls for 14
 average trip
time on duty
9:18  decrease 1:18 from previous report

pool mileage is set at 4200 miles per month for engineers.

pool mileage is set at 4800 miles per month for trainmen.


buffalo - toledo unassigned pool service

(pb/le **ba pool - 300 miles)

engineers 18390 miles calls for 9
conductors 20610 miles calls for 8
average trip
time on duty
10:30 decrease 1:24 from previous report

* *this pool is regulated by division 273 in conneaut, ohio, local chairman bm mills.

pool mileage is set at 4200 miles per month for engineers.

pool mileage is set at 5000 miles per month for trainmen.


buffalo - cleveland unassigned pool service

(pb/le **bv pool - 200 miles)

engineers 0 miles abolished
conductors 0 miles abolished
average trip time on duty 0:00 pool abolished

buffalo - corning unassigned pool service

(hb/st bc pool - 133 miles)

engineers 0 miles abolished
conductors 0 miles abolished
 average trip
time on duty
0:00 pool abolished

buffalo - renovo unassigned pool service

(hb/bl bo, br pool - 166 miles)

engineers 0 miles calls for 0
conductors 0 miles calls for 0
average trip
time on duty
0:00 pool abolished

buffalo terminal local traveling switchers

former conrail equity

(hb/bl bs pool - 100 mile day)

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h0n 1217 miles 23:30 tu & we
h1q 1177 miles 07:00 th & fr
h2r 1232 miles  21:00 sa & su

ns equity, former lake

(hb/bl bt pool - 100 mile day)

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h0a 1436 miles 23:30  mo & tu
h0e 1199 miles  07:00 tu & we
h0g 1193 miles 07:00 su & mo
h0j 1000 miles 19:00  mo & tu
h0q 1166 miles 19:00 we & th
h0v 1018 miles 23:30  fr & sa
h1j 1389 miles 06:00 sa & su
h1k 1783 miles 05:00  sa & su
h1m 1120 miles 15:30  su & mo
h1n 1279 miles 15:30 tu & we
h1r 1072 miles 15:30 fr & sa

pool mileage regulations

have you ever wondered how the pool miles are computed or why the engineer miles differ from the trainmen? here's why! current scheduled agreements between the carrier and organizations differ between the crafts. keeping in mind that the buffalo terminal is a road terminal with no yard assignments, engineer pools (article 11, section 5 of the blet agreement) will be regulated so a sufficient number of engineers will be maintained to keep the average mileage, or equivalent thereof, between 4000 miles and 4200 miles per month. mileage component figures are set at the first meeting of each year by a majority vote of the rank and file present or when a new pool is established. only mileage actually run is used in the computation of the monthly figure. pool mileage is regulated on a 15 day average. any fraction greater than 5/10ths will be the equivalent of another engineer.

trainmen mileage are quite different. regulated on a 15 day average with the mileage component set at the first of the year is about the only similarity to the engineers. trainmen pools (article 24, section 1a of the utu agreement) will be regulated so a sufficient number of trainmen will be maintained to keep the average mileage, or equivalent thereof, between 3900 miles and 4200 miles per month. overtime, held-away and deadheading time shall be converted to mileage (8:00 = 130 miles [the road basic day] or any fraction there of) and included in the monthly figure.

so taking the monthly figures of the buffalo - cleveland, pb/le bv pool the engineers accumulated 12292 miles with a mileage component of 3800 miles per month. on a 15 day basis, that equates to 6.46 pools.

the trainmen on the other hand have accumulated 19207 miles (including deadheading, overtime and held-away) with a mileage component of 4200 miles per month. on a 15 day basis, that equates to 9.15 pools.