Archive for January 9, 2019

UP coal cars derail in Nebraska

(Source: Television station WOWT, January 8, 2019)  VALLEY, Neb. — A string of rail cars jumped the tracks between Valley and Fremont Tuesday spilling coal along the way. No injuries were reported.  Full story: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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UP brings CN veteran out of retirement to lead transition to PSR

(Source: Supply Chain Dive, January 8, 2019)  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Union Pacific said Monday it would bring Jim Vena, a former executive vice president and chief operating officer at Canadian National (CN), out of retirement to become the railroad’s new COO as of January 14. Vena was hired to help lead UP’s transition to precision…

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BLET congratulates new RRB members, salutes outgoing Labor Member Walt Barrows

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 8 — On January 2, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of three new members to the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board: Erhard R. Chorle, Chairman; Thomas Jayne, Management Member; and Jonathan Bragg, Labor Member.  BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce congratulated Chorle, Jayne and Bragg on their confirmations and expressed the…

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