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June 2019
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BLET Newsletter

BLET member killed in off-duty car collision

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 5 — BLET Member David V. Sayson of Division 565 (Youngstown, Ohio) was killed in a off-duty ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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TriMet awards $80M fleet overhaul contract to Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility will overhaul 79 of TriMet’s Siemens SD660 light-rail vehicles, which are at mid-life. Photo – TriMet Facebook (Source: ...
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NS readies operating plan for precision scheduled railroading

"We will work closely with customers before and after we implement TOP21," said CEO James Squires. Photo – (Source: ...
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Tariff on Mexico could cripple some railroad companies

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, June 3, 2019) NEW YORK — Kansas City Southern is keeping a close eye on what ...
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Union Pacific continues flood battle

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, June 4, 2019) NEW YORK — Flooding in the Midwest this spring has been historic, and ...
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Washington State DOT picks Omaha Track to operate short-line branch, announces $5.7 BUILD grant

WSDOT selected Omaha Track through a competitive evaluation process following a request for proposals to operate the railroad's P&L branch. ...
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Sound Transit board member holds agency to blame for DuPont derailment

(Source: Radio station KIRO, May 31, 2019) SEATTLE, Wash. — Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier may sit on the Sound Transit ...
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U.S. railroads caught in the middle of new tariff threat

(Source: Freight Waves, May 31, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The railroad industry is “concerned” about a possible disruption of the North ...
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Scott Palmer reelected Oregon State Legislative Board Chairman

INDEPENDNENCE, Ohio, June 3 — Scott Palmer was reelected by acclamation to his sixth term as Chairman of the Oregon ...
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UP’s 2018 ‘Building America’ report addresses cybersecurity

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/31/2019) Union Pacific Railroad's latest annual report on sustainability includes for the first time cybersecurity efforts taken ...
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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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