More Norfolk Southern mechanical forces have been laid off.
Union Pacific is laying off 57 employees from its car shop in Palestine, Texas, and announced that the shop will close on June 14.
Union Pacific announced Friday that it plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees according to the Omaha World-Herald. The announcement from the railroad said the reason for the layoffs is
RT&S has reported previously on BNSF layoffs in Topeka, Kan. This week, the railroad announced the layoff of 8 additional employees. In a statement from BNSF spokesman Ben Wilemon, the railroad said:
An “unspecified number of workers” are the latest casualties in railroad industry layoffs. These layoffs were in the mechanical department at Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, located in North Platte, Neb., according to
BNSF Railway has reduced its mechanical workforce in Nebraska by 95 people. The employees were located in Alliance, which is losing 83 workers, and Lincoln, where 12 workers were let go. BNSF
Norfolk Southern’s Williamson Yard, in the southwestern portion of West Virginia, right on the Kentucky border, has been hit pretty hard by layoffs during the past year. About a month ago, the
Brightline laid off 250 people after announcing a temporary halt to its South Florida service because of coronavirus. Those laid off included track and local station workers, as well as Bob O’Malley,
Roanoke’s WSET ABC 13 News is reporting that Norfolk Southern laid off almost 70 employees in Roanoke yesterday morning. This follows a layoff of 130 in September, and 45 in April.