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STB sets hearing on UP’s embargo practice

(Source: Progressive Railroading, November 23, 2022) The Surface Transportation Board yesterday announced that it will hold a public hearing Dec. 13-14 with Union Pacific Railroad pertaining to the Class I’s increased use of embargoes as a way to reduce rail...

UP maintenance worker killed in Texas explosion

(Source: Television station KPRC, November 7, 2022) SPRING, Texas — A railroad worker died at the hospital after an explosion caused by fuel at a railroad track near Old Town Spring Saturday morning, authorities said. Officials with Harris County Fire Marshall’s...

Dick Crow reelected UP-Northern Region General Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 2 — R.E. (Dick) Crow was reelected by acclamation to his third full term as General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Northern Region General Committee of Adjustment during the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 5-6, 2022....