Tag: Missouri

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 […]

Machinists Union Fighting for Local 778 Members at Missouri Olin Winchester Ammunition Plant

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate appropriators, urging them to reject a Biden administration budget proposal that would cut funding for U.S. Army ammunitions and threaten the jobs of IAM Local 778 members at the Olin-Winchester Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, MO. Martinez urged Congress to […]

Blue Springs, MO Public Works Employees Vote to Join Machinists Union

30 workers from the City of Blue Springs Public Works in Missouri have voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM. The new members will be a diverse group of employees from the public works water department, fleet services and street and sewer maintenance fields. The inside organizing committee and new members had to overcome many obstacles […]

With recent I-270 repaving work, construction season upshifts to next gear

By Charles Bolinger, charles.bolinger@hearst.com for thetelegraph.com Road construction ramped up in June with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s announcement that Interstate 270 was reduced to one lane between Illinois 3 and the I-55, I-70 and I-270 interchange. The work during the first three weeks of June is the first phase of a much larger repaving […]

St. Louis Regional Freightway identifies $2.2B in 2021 infrastructure projects

The St. Louis Regional Freightway yesterday announced a 2021 list of priority infrastructure projects aimed at addressing manufacturing and logistics industry needs in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. The list contains 21 projects representing a total investment of $2.2 billion. Half of that amount covers projects under construction or funded and expected to get underway, with some projects starting […]

Amtrak, freight railroads continue service suspensions due to flooding

Severe weather, heavy rain and historic flooding conditions continue to affect freight and passenger railroads’ operations in parts of the U.S. South, Central Plains and Midwest regions. Amtrak announced late last week that it has cancelled its Texas Eagle trains between St. Louis and Fort Worth, Texas, through June 7 due to flooding conditions on […]

Contractors, railroads battle catastrophic flood damage

Record-setting floods have caused extensive damage to railroad infrastructure across large sections of the Midwest, prompting a surge in construction and repair work. The contracting community has put considerable numbers of workers and equipment into the field, as railroads look to rebuild washed-out sections of track. “We’re operating 24/7,” said Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. President […]

Katy Railroad helped shape a growing region

Self-described railroad buff and author Mike Landis is the featured speaker at this weekend’s 2019 Spring Train Show, the event hosted annually by the Ozarks Model Railroad Association. Michael Landis (Photo: Submitted photo) Landis, a former journalist with KY3 and current public information officer for the city of Republic, debuts his new documentary during his presentation: […]

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November 2021