Month: May 2021

Gordon Harmon 1953-2021

PARK HILLS – Gordon Harmon, of Park Hills, passed away May 23, 2021 at his home at the age of 67.  He was born November 25, 1953 in Pocatello, Idaho to the late Boyd and Dorothy (Schultz) Harmon.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Denise Transtrum and Dorothy […]

House Leaders Request Study on the Impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading on Workers, Safety and Shippers

Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) are requesting the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the impacts of precision scheduled railroading (PSR) on workers, safety, freight shippers, passenger railroads, and long-term management of the nation’s railroads. “PSR in practice means the bottom […]

Canadian National ups offer to seal deal for US railroad

Kansas City Southern said Canadian National’s revised $33.6 billion offer was better than the $25 billion agreement it had with Canadian Pacific From the Associated Press for Canadian National sweetened its offer to buy Kansas City Southern railroad Thursday and derailed rival Canadian Pacific’s bid for the railroad that handles traffic in the United States and […]

Union Pacific opening new terminal in southern California

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor for rt& Union Pacific continues to invest in its intermodal franchise. Union Pacific [Tuesday] announced plans to open a new intermodal terminal in the heart of Southern California’s import distribution region. It is the fastest growing region of industrial warehousing and continues to be a leader throughout the United […]

Union Pacific sees battery-electric locomotives as the future

By Bill Stephens for Railroad will also explore other alternatives to diesels, install fuel-saving technologies OMAHA, Neb. — With a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26% by the end of the decade, Union Pacific is working to improve locomotive fuel efficiency, plans to roll out battery-electric locomotives soon, and is exploring alternatives to […]

Union Pacific says autonomous trains are the answer to driverless trucks

Until autonomous technology is ready, CEO says railroad needs one-man crews to stay competitive By Bill Stephens for OMAHA, Neb. — How can railroads compete with autonomous or electric trucks that would dramatically reduce the cost of trucking? “Ultimately, our answer to autonomous trucks is autonomous trains,” Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says. A […]

Railroad inspector charged with falsifying hazardous materials reports

Tremelle Sykes is charged with filing reports on inspections that never happened By Noi Mahoney for A former Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) inspector in Texas has been charged with lying on official documents related to the transportation of hazardous materials. Tremelle Sykes, 54, was indicted on eight counts of false statements, according to a […]

New Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Program Available to TCU Members Covered Under the National Health and Welfare Plan, GA-23000

A new program and resource is now available to TCU/IAM members and their eligible dependents covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, GA-23000, the Plan. The Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Care Program is now available to all members covered under the Plan.  The program provides qualified candidates world-class heart care at one of the […]

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May 2021