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BLET Newsletter

G&W posts Q4 revenue, income growth; forms alliance with Cargomatic

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/09/2018) Genesee & Wyoming Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2017 operating revenue rose 10.7 percent to $571.6 million compared with ...
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Criminal prosecution for unintentional mistakes is blatantly unfair to locomotive engineers and trainmen

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 12 — In the wake of recent dramatic and highly ...
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UP reports PTC status for Q4 2017

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/08/2018) Union Pacific Railroad yesterday announced the status of its positive train control(PTC) implementation plan. UP will meet all ...
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BNSF slates $160 million in capex for Washington state

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/08/2018) BNSF Railway Co. will spend $160 million to upgrade its infrastructure in Washington state, the Class I ...
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UP says PTC to be ready in 2020

(Source: Associated Press, February 7, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific says it expects to finish installing and testing a ...
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Sen. Blumenthal blasts withdrawal of sleep apnea policy

(Source: Transport Topics, February 7, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The determination by federal investigators that two high-profile train collisions in ...
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NTSB cites undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea in two recent commuter rail crashes

(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, February 6, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday determined that ...
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All charges reinstated against engineer in fatal 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 2018) PHILADELPHIA — In a decision certain to reignite debate over one of the most ...
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In the Line of Duty: Michael Kempf

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 7 — BLET member Michael Kempf, a member of BLET Division 35 in Jacksonville, Fla., was killed ...
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BNSF reports record year for economic development

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/07/2018) BNSF customers, including Iowa Fertilizer Co., invested nearly $7.7 billion in 2017 for new or expanded ...
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NTSB: Sleep apnea probable cause of NJ Transit, LIRR accidents

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/07/2018) A NJ Transit train crashed as it arrived at the Hoboken terminal on Sept. 29, 2016.Photo ...
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Six former MMA employees plead guilty to federal charges in Lac-Megantic disaster

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/07/2018) On July 6, 2013, an unattended runaway Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train carrying Bakken crude ...
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Simple steps to lower your blood pressure

According to the American Heart Association, almost half of Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure (or hypertension) and don’t know it.  Let’s let that sink in for a minute. The number alone is staggering—but that most don’t even know they have high blood pressure is the reason it is often referred to as a silent killer.

How to control your seasonal allergies

It’s that time of year when seasonal allergies are kicking in. Find out how our doctors can diagnose your allergies and help you control them.

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Depot Drug and UPREHS are pleased to announce a new free meter program for non-Medicare members. 

Avoiding the festive 15

Having the willpower to avoid the cookie aisle at the grocery store on a “normal” day is tough. Avoiding the aisle, end caps and special displays during the holiday season, well that requires super human strength.  If you’ve ever been tempted to skip a glass and drink straight from a bowl of eggnog at your company holiday party, fear not.  I have some suggestions you can follow to help avoid the dreaded Festive 15 lbs!


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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