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February 2019
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BLET Newsletter

Union Pacific officials say Pine Bluff shop is closing

(Source: Pine Bluff Commercial, February 9, 2019) PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Layoffs are affecting numerous Union Pacific workers in Pine Bluff ...
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T&I hearing highlights cost of neglecting infrastructure investments

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/08/2019) The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) yesterday held its first hearing of the 116th ...
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President appoints three to Railroad Retirement Board

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 7, 2019)CHICAGO — President Donald J. Trump has appointed Erhard R. Chorlé to ...
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Norfolk Southern employee fatally struck by train in Baltimore

(Source: Baltimore Sun, February 7, 2019) BALTIMORE, Md. — A Norfolk Southern employee was fatally struck by a train in ...
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Oregon considering bill to regulate oil trains

(Source: Television station KGW8, January 7, 2019)SALEM, Ore. — For the first time since the 2016 fiery train derailment near ...
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G&W attributes Q4 operating income growth to North American operations

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/07/2019) Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced this week its fourth-quarter 2018 operating revenue rose 0.7 percent to $575.6 ...
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U.S. rail traffic held steady in January

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/07/2019) U.S. rail traffic rose by just 1.1 percent to 2,554,655 carloads and intermodal units last month ...
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Washington State DOT seeks operator for P&L Branch Line

The light blue line on the right side of the map depicts the branch line.Photo – Source: WSDOT (Source: Progressive ...
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Union Pacific: PTC equipment now in place on all required route miles

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/06/2019) Union Pacific Railroad has installed positive train control (PTC) equipment on all its required route miles and implemented ...
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UP workers win class certification in case alleging systemic violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

(Source: Nicholas Kaster, PLLP press release, February 5, 2019) MINNEAPOLIS — On February 5, 2019, the United States District Court for the ...
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Butler Yard eliminates positions as UP streamlines operations

(Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 5, 2019) MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The rail yard that contributed to the beginnings of the village ...
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Crew injured, diesel fuel spilled into river when BNSF train derails in remote Wyoming canyon

(Source: Wyoming Star-Tribune, February 5, 2019) CASPER, Wyo. — A coal train collision on Monday sent two locomotives partially into the ...
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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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