Archive for June 5, 2019

CN expects automation to save up to $400 million over next three years

(Source: Financial Post, June 4, 2019)  OTTAWA — A typical railcar inspection takes about two minutes for a Canadian National Railway mechanic walking on uneven ground around the tracks, shining a flashlight on a car’s undercarriage to spot defects in need of repair. But that task could be sped up drastically with the introduction of…

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Union Pacific laying off 30 mechanical workers at South Morrill

(Source: BH News Service, June 5, 2019)  MORRILL, Neb. — Union Pacific Railroad has announced it plans to furlough 30 workers at its mechanical shop at the South Morrill Yard. This week’s layoffs affect the smaller mechanical shop, where minor locomotive repairs and maintenance is done. Major repairs are now being sent to the shop…

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