Archive for June 6, 2019

Daily Locomotive Inspection Worksheet Now Available

A guide for conducting a daily locomotive inspection is now available here for your reference and use in the field.  In addition, you can find a copy of this under the download section of this website. Keep in mind that items on this list may change with the requirements of the FRA or the Carrier.…

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United Rail launches Las Vegas Xpress project

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/06/2019) United Rail Inc. announced yesterday it has begun work on the Las Vegas Xpress project, a passenger-rail service between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. “The Las Vegas Xpress will be a part of a new passenger operations division at United Rail,” said Chief Executive Officer Michael Barron in a press release. “Las…

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U.S. rail traffic slump continued in May

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/06/2019) Several factors contributed to the 4.1 percent decline in U.S. railroads’ combined traffic volume last month compared with May 2018, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported yesterday. U.S. carload traffic fell 2.1 percent to 1,291,671 units, while intermodal volume dropped 5.9 percent to 1,315,684 containers and trailers in May versus a year…

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More job cuts hit UP’s Bailey Yard

(Source: North Platte Telegraph, June 6, 2019)  NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The Union Pacific Railroad Wednesday carried out additional job reductions at North Platte’s Bailey Yard, the latest in a series of furloughs and job eliminations under U.P.’s systemwide Unified Plan 2020. Based on previous Bailey Yard employment estimates given to the chamber, he said,…

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