I have been with this RR since 04' and learned that the RR feels the burden of the economy before the rest of the nation. Always watch the RR.
IN REGARD TO THE RAILROAD ARTICLE, THIS IS A COMMENT FROM A FRIEND. I HAD
HIM REMOVE HIS CREDENTIALS, SORRY, BUT I HAD TO.
The last two years which were booming, and being so they hired a bunch of
conductors and ordered 300 new. There are 9 divisions in my RR, where there
were 10 just a month ago. They shut down two large terminals there Erwin,
TN and Corbin, KY and then had the surrounding divisions absorb what was
left. That division's [the Huntington Division] main freight was coal. We
are all obviously aware of the furloughs and their deepening situation. The
official told us about how we unfortunately ordered all of those
locomotives and need to pay for them because of the contract with GE. In my
terminal alone we have approx. 50 mothballed engines (our term for
locomotives) and I know they are everywhere.... I have been with this RR
since 04' and learned that the RR feels the burden of the economy before
the rest of the nation. Always watch the RR.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO IN THE LORDS SERVICE
Jan 24, 2016