You can't spell stUPid without UP
Author: Bongo
Date: 09-11-2017 - 14:45

T.C. Wrote:
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> "Today also marks the anniversary of an event FAR
> more important than a stupid RR merger"
> What was "stupid" about it?

Union Pacific Heavily Criticized at Hearing

October 28, 1997| From Washington Post

WASHINGTON Union Pacific Corp. Chairman Richard Davidson on Monday set an ambitious timetable for correcting disruptions in rail service in the West, which have now rippled across the country, saying the crisis will be "substantially" solved by shortly after Thanksgiving.

The major Union Pacific rail union and the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed that they have seen progress in the railroad's effort to get back to normal.

Davidson's statement came at a hearing of the Surface Transportation Board, during which he sat through a chorus of spokesmen for major industries describing how they had been harmed by his railroad's meltdown in service, which began early this summer just months after it absorbed rival Southern Pacific Railroad to form a giant 36,000-mile system.

Major shippers said improvement is not coming fast enough, and a U.S. Agriculture Department official warned of a potential disaster if the railroad does not pay more attention to grain shipments in this record harvest year.

"I got the message," said Linda Morgan, chairman of the STB, which approved the merger of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads last year and now grapples with the aftermath.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today Mistertower 09-11-2017 - 07:04
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today Pilawt 09-11-2017 - 07:43
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today Meltdown 09-11-2017 - 07:48
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today Old head retired 09-11-2017 - 08:29
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today Idi 09-11-2017 - 09:19
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today T.C. 09-11-2017 - 10:50
  You can't spell stUPid without UP Bongo 09-11-2017 - 14:45
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today JustDave 09-11-2017 - 09:05
  Re: 21st Anniversary of the UP/SP Merger Today Clem 09-11-2017 - 15:05


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