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BLET Newsletter

KCS Isn’t For Sale. Quit Salivating

(Source: Railway Age June 26, 2020) Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief The Weather Network/Keith Bradley If I had a $100,000 for every ...
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Iron Horse rail terminal connects to BNSF, UP service

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/30/2020) Located in the heart of the southeast Texas petrochemical industry, the rail terminal has more than ...
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Port of Longview to begin North Rail Connection project

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/26/2020) BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad serve the port. Photo – portoflongview.com The Port of ...
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American Chemistry Council endorses call for GAO study on impact of PSR

(Source: Logistics Management, June 25, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Late last week, on the heels of the House Transportation and Infrastructure ...
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Deficit gap narrows for weekly U.S. rail volumes

(Source: Freight Waves, June 25, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. rail traffic on a weekly basis is still lower than the ...
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BLET members urged to act on INVEST in America Act

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 25 — Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, BLET Auxiliary, retirees, and their family ...
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Union Pacific to announce Q2 2020 results on July 23

(Source: Union Pacific press release, June 25, 2020)OMAHA, Neb. — You are invited to listen to Union Pacific Corporation’s second quarter ...
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Freight-rail traffic decline continued in Week 25

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/25/2020) U.S. freight railroads hauled 457,278 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending June 20, a ...
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Rail union warns members about coronavirus exposure

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/24/2020) The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division-IBT announced late last week a rash of positive coronavirus cases ...
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BNSF adds intermodal option between Pacific Northwest, Ohio Valley

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/24/2020) BNSF Railway Co. earlier this month introduced a new direct intermodal service option between the Pacific Northwest ...
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Rail suppliers raise concerns about INVEST Act

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/23/2020) Two rail supplier groups last week announced mixed reactions to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's ...
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Class I workforce continued to shrink in May

All six employment categories logged month-to-month and year-over-year decreases. Photo – BNSF Railway Co. (Source: Progressive Railroading 06/23/2020) Class Is ...
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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.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad, and the information contained within these web pages may not reflect the views or opinions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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  • Phone: (702) 675-3655
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