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UP, CEMEX agree to transport liquid carbon dioxide from Texas port

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/25/2020) Port Freeport yesterday announced a new operational agreement between CEMEX Inc. and Union Pacific Railroad to transport liquid carbon dioxide from ...
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AAR: U.S. railroads’ intermodal volume climbs in Week 38

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/24/2020) U.S. freight railroads hauled 521,956 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Sept. 19, a ...
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NTSB: Improperly fastened rail joint caused derailment that killed Texas man

(Source: Associated Press, September 22, 2020)ARLINGTON, Texas — A loose, improperly fastened rail joint led to a 2017 derailment in ...
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RRB names Director of Hearings and Appeals

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, September 20, 2020)CHICAGO — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has appointed Spiridoula Mavrothalasitis as ...
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Canadian crude by rail exports fall to another 8-year low in July

(Source: Canadian Press, September 23, 2020)CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell to another eight-year low in ...
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U.S. rail headcount rises on monthly basis

(Source: Freight Waves, September 22, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Class I rail employment levels rose between July and August on ...
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Continuing resolution would extend FAST Act by a year

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/22/2020) The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations has issued a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund ...
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Teamsters mourn passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, September 21, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters ...
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FRA releases final safety regs, ROD for Texas bullet train

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/21/2020) Texas Central, a private company, has proposed building an elevated high-speed rail system that would transport ...
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Plan to send LNG trains through Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage from residents, environmentalists

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 20, 2020)PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Environmentalists have stepped up alarms about a major fuel export terminal in ...
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Railroads near full implementation of PTC

(Source: Washington Post, September 19, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. railroads are on track to meet a December deadline to implement ...
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AAR: Carload and intermodal volumes fall in Week 37

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/17/2020) U.S. freight railroads logged 474,785 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Sept. 12, a ...
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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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