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(Source: Progressive Railroading, April 16, 2021) A dozen Republican congressmen — led by House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Member Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) — are asking U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to justify federal funding for California’s high-speed rail project. Full story: Progressive Railroading Monday, April 19, 2021

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(Source: KLTV, April 16, 2021) PALESTINE, Texas — Union Pacific notified workers at the Palestine Car Facility that 57 positions will be eliminated mid-June. Currently, the Palestine Union Pacific workforce is 60 people. Full story: www.kltv.com Monday, April 19, 2021

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(Source: Bloomberg, April 12, 2021) NEW YORK — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has finally found the right target to realize its vision for railroad consolidation. The company agreed in March to acquire Kansas City Southern for $275 a share, or about $29 billion including debt. If completed, the merger would be the largest between two…

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(Source: Associated Press, April 12, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the death of a BNSF employee in northeast Missouri. BNSF officials say 56-year-old Buddy Strieker, of Hannibal, died Wednesday while working at a customer facility in Louisiana, Mo. The railroad said Strieker was a conductor who worked BNSF for…

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