Report Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements in Charlotte Posted June 1, 2013 You have to keep in mind that Monroe is ALREADY a total logjam pretty much every day and that was BEFORE they cut off the Utility Conductor job there a week or so back. So for example if someone needs to run around their train or go through the Steen Crossover, both will require the Conductor to walk the full length of the train at least once. Q469 was a good 12 hours late yesterday because they sat in Monroe for HOURS waiting to get out. I believe our last line-of-road Trainmaster put it best... "Monroe? What are you talking about, trains don't move in Monroe. They just sit there and wave at each other." Very aware of how things work in Monroe. Worked there for several years coming out of Charlotte and Hamlet. Have also worked on the Florence Division in the past as a manager. Everything you mentioned above still doesn't justify the cost it would take to build a more efficient route to Atlanta. With PTC coming and the big bill that's following it you will see a lot of changes. A new yard in Marshville? No way, not any time in your career. With the intermodal terminal recently expanded in Charlotte, CSX would not invest that kind of capital 40 miles down the road.