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Forecast for 2020: More oil trains and the rise of LNG by rail

(Source: Desmog Blog, January 7, 2020)NEW YORK — As 2019 drew to a close and the new year ramps up, ...
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Railroads want price-fixing lawsuits in one venue

(Source: Freight Waves, January 8, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Class I railroads that have been named in numerous lawsuits alleging ...
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NTSB to add new members Graham, Chapman

(Source: Progressive Railroading, January 3, 2020)The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will add two members this weekend, bringing the board ...
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Class I railroads embrace PSR to mixed results in 2019

(Source: Supply Chain Dive, December 29, 2019)WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2019, almost every Class I railroad transitioned to its own ...
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AAR: Coal, trade disputes caused U.S. rail traffic decline in 2019

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/06/2020) U.S. freight railroad traffic fell 5 percent to 26,704,974 carloads and intermodal units last year compared ...
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BNSF crew trapped in derailed train escape, make it to shore

(Source: ABC Fox Montana, January 2, 2020)BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Bonners Ferry Firefighters and other emergency first responders are still ...
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Railroads are slashing workers, cheered on by Wall Street to stay profitable

(Source: Washington Post, January 4, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over 20,000 rail workers have lost their jobs in the past year, ...
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“Union Pacific is railroading the community,” union leader says after job cuts at Armourdale Yard

(Source: Fox 4 Kansas City, January 3, 2020)KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Union Pacific is cutting jobs at the Armourdale Yard ...
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FRA NPRMs address track, brake inspection requirements

(Source: Railway Age, December 19, 2019)NEW YORK — The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Dec. 19 issued two Notices of ...
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U.S. railroads report another dip in traffic

(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/19/2019 U.S. freight railroads logged 520,589 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 14, down ...
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North American freight-rail industry backs new trade deal

(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/19/2019) Yesterday, the leaders of the North American freight-rail industry associations called on their governments to quickly ...
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Disney and Brightline confirm advanced talks over theme park station

(Source: Orlando Sentinel, December 17, 2019)ORLANDO, Fla. — Brightline and Walt Disney Co. officials have confirmed advanced talks about a ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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