Month: October 2021

Union Pacific begins incentive program at Long Beach intermodal facility as ports announce new fees

Railroad to offer $60 weekend refund as ports launch escalating $100 fee to address dwell Article published by trains.com Union Pacific is launching an incentive program as part of the effort to address supply chain congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, offering a $60 refund on container fees on weekends for […]

NS mandates vaccination, sues unions

By progressiverailroading.com Norfolk Southern Railway last week filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop several labor unions from suing over the Class I’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Last week, NS, represented by Jones Day, field a petition in Chicago federal court claiming the unions’ objections to the vaccine requirement must be brought in arbitration and not in […]

Union Pacific sets quarterly marks for operating ratio and profits

Service hurt by wildfires, weather, and congestion By Bill Stephens for trains.com OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific set third-quarter records for operating ratio, profits, and earnings per share despite flat traffic volume and the impact of wildfires and bad weather that hurt service reliability. “The Union Pacific team dealt with multiple network disruptions that required […]

Marvin Horton 1947-2021

Marvin Horton, 74, of Desloge, passed away October 13, 2021, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington.  He was born March 3, 1947, in Elvins, to the late Walter Horton and Anna (Gibson) Detring.            Marvin is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Compton) Horton;  sons, Teddy Horton (Michelle), and Aaron Horton (Alison); grandchildren, Tyler, Garrett, Eli, […]

BNSF wins coal contract, to activate trackage rights over Union Pacific in Missouri

Rights date to agreement from UP-SP merger Published by trains.com WASHINGTON – BNSF Railway will gain trackage rights over a short stretch of Union Pacific’s Jefferson City Subdivision in Missouri to begin serving a power plant 45 miles west of St. Louis. The 11.5 miles of trackage rights will allow BNSF to deliver coal trains […]

IAM District 9 Donates to Missouri Veterans

Members of IAM District 9 recently donated goods to the St. James Veterans Home in St. James, MO as a part of the IAM Midwest Territory’s “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” program. H.E.L.P.S. stands for Honoring, Engaging, Lifting, Providing and Servicing.District 9 surprised U.S. military veterans with three truckloads of items purchased or donated, such as drinks, […]

The Transcontinental Railroad’s Dark Costs: Exploited Labor, Stolen Lands

Chinese immigrant workers and Indigenous tribes paid a particularly high price. BY LAKSHMI GANDHI for history.com Construction on the Transcontinental Railroad began on January 8, 1863 in Sacramento, when workers for the Central Pacific Railroad first broke ground for the track. Eleven months later, their counterparts in the Midwest—workers for the Union Pacific Railroad—began breaking […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cases Seeking to Gut Airline, Railroad Union Power

In a victory for the IAM and transportation union members across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear two cases that sought to bring anti-union, so-called “right-to-work” laws to the airlines and railroads. The cases sought to extend the landmark Janus ruling, which allowed public sector workers to receive the benefits […]

Merchants Bridge project crosses milestone with truss installation

By progressiverailroading.com The $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois at downtown St. Louis reached a major milestone Sept. 17, with the first of three new trusses being installed. Dating back to 1890, the Merchants Bridge serves six Class Is and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis and […]

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