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(Source: Trains Magazine, January 23, 2023)

Union Pacific has asked the Federal Railroad Administration for permission to temporarily deactivate the centralized traffic control on a 13.4-mile section of its Winnemucca Subdivision in Nevada, saying that windblown sand and soil has made the signal system unreliable. Unions representing signal and maintenance of way workers say that UP itself — not bad weather — is to blame for the track and signal problems.

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