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CN, Teck announce long-term coal shipping agreement

(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/4/2019) CN and mining company Teck Resources Ltd. today announced a long-term rail agreement for the shipping of steelmaking coal ...
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2020 Hoffa scholarship application process open

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 3 — The application process is now open for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund''s 2020 ...
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Wheels begin to turn on self-driving car legislation

© Getty Images (Source: The Hill 12/01/2019) BY MAGGIE MILLER - 12/01/19 09:00 AM EST Congress has yet to roll out comprehensive legislation ...
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China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

(Source: Associated Press, December 2, 2019)WASHINGTON, D.C. — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the ...
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Railroad executives insist Precision Scheduled Railroading is about growth, not shrinking the industry

(Source: Trains Magazine, November 26, 2019)NEW YORK — CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific executives insisted last week that ...
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Union Pacific suing the city of Palestine, Texas, to nullify 150-year-old jobs contract

(Source: Palestine Herald-Press, November 29, 2019)PALESTINE, Texas — Union Pacific Railroad is suing the city of Palestine to scrap a ...
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“It’s the equivalent of being drunk:” Fatigue baked into Canadian rail worker scheduling, experts say

(Source: Toronto Star, December 1, 2019)CALGARY — Fatigue was one of the major factors behind a recent weeklong strike by ...
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AAR reports rail traffic increase for week ending November 23, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, November 27, 2019)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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STB: U.S. Class I employment slide continued in October

All but one of six workforce categories posted month-to-month employment decreases.Photo – BNSF Railway Co. (Source: Progressive Railroading 11/27/2019) Class ...
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Railroads abandon Toys for Tots; toys to arrive by trucks instead

(Source: The Daily Star, November 26, 2019)ONEONTA, N.Y. — The annual Capital Region Toys for Tots train, which makes stops ...
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FRA says PTC now operating on 92 percent of route miles

(Source: Federal Railroad Administration press release, November 25, 2019)ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a quarterly status update on ...
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Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with CN, Ending Strike

(Source: 11/26/2019) Montréal, November 26, 2019 – After a weeklong strike, the Teamsters and Canadian National (CN) have reached ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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