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Hunter Harrison Dead at Age 73


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#1 Carolina Special

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:29 PM

Harrison has now died, according to CNBC and WSJ.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

https://www.wsj.com/...died-1513453754


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:38 PM

I am so sorry. He was a great friend to himself.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:57 PM

I am so sorry. He was a great friend to himself.

Compared to comments I've read elsewhere, this one is saintly.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:06 PM

Ok ok.

Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding dong the wicked witch is dead!

I sang that about a teacher once. I was suspended.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:15 AM

I don't agree with how he ran CSX or railroads before CSX. However, it sucks he died at a time family is suppose to be together. I hope his family is doing okay in this tough period of time.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:34 AM

Ok ok.

Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding dong the wicked witch is dead!

I sang that about a teacher once. I was suspended.

We sang that when Carly Fiorina was booted out of HP. :) But unfortunately what needed to be booted was the entire incompetent Board.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:04 PM

I'm sorry for any offense, but all I can say is, I'm sorry for his family, but not for Harrison himself. I just don't understand how, up till the end of his life, he could treat his own employees like robots. The train crews can't take naps thanks to him, conductors can't use handbrake poles and have to climb onto the cars to apply handbrakes thanks to him, and even worse, if not worst of all, he transferred all the dispatchers from their homes and families all the way to Jax, and then, they ended up living in their cars! And not only that, he treated the customers like scum, too!






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