Archive for February 6, 2019

Union Pacific: PTC equipment now in place on all required route miles

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/06/2019) Union Pacific Railroad has installed positive train control (PTC) equipment on all its required route miles and implemented the system on all required passenger train routes, the Class I announced yesterday. Implementation efforts underway continue to ensure that PTC will be interoperable with other freight and passenger railroads operating on UP tracks by…

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UP workers win class certification in case alleging systemic violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

(Source: Nicholas Kaster, PLLP press release, February 5, 2019)  MINNEAPOLIS — On February 5, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted class certification to a group of Union Pacific employees alleging that Union Pacific engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”),…

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Butler Yard eliminates positions as UP streamlines operations

(Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 5, 2019)  MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The rail yard that contributed to the beginnings of the village of Butler will soon be pared down. Union Pacific Railroad announced that, effective Feb. 5, the Butler Yard will reduce operations and close its mechanical shop. The yard is at 11926 W. Hampton Ave.…

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TSB: Canadian Pacific train moved on its own before fatal derailment

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/06/2019) A Canadian Pacific unit grain train began to move on its own prior to a fatal derailment that occurred early Monday near Field, British Columbia, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) announced yesterday. The derailment, which occurred between the Upper and Lower Spiral Tunnel, resulted in the deaths of the train’s three crew members. They were…

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