Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop
Author: E9A
Date: 02-12-2019 - 15:06

Erik H. Wrote:
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> Gov. Blackface Wrote:
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> > Steam program over expenditures are probably the
> reason for the layoffs. Too bad none in
> > Pine Bluff learned how to maintain steam
> engines.
>
> Or, the fact that Jenks Shop is 40 miles away?
> Why does UP need two major locomotive shops in
> such close proximity to each other, especially as
> how UP has been buying up new, more reliable
> locomotives that need less service and repair?

Pine Bluff is not now a "major" shop, and hasn't been
for several decades. It has been a running repair shop
similar to the type of work that gets done at Hinkle
Shop. They don't do overhauls, rebuilds, truck changes,
engine/MG changes, wreck repairs, paint, Tri-annual
inspections or other "major" work. They can (or could)
change a wheelset or a power assembly, but that is
about as complicated as it got.

It will probably revert to a service-track type of
operation that can do fuel, lube oil, daily inspections,
change a brake shoe, etc. Maybe 3 or 4 people on each
shift.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop OPRRMS 02-09-2019 - 22:10
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop Frank 02-10-2019 - 20:21
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop Gov. Blackface 02-10-2019 - 20:46
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop Erik H. 02-12-2019 - 11:55
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop E9A 02-12-2019 - 15:06
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop UP management 02-12-2019 - 17:46
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop Democratic National Comittiee 02-12-2019 - 19:12
  Re: Layoffs at UP's former SSW Pine Bluff shop E9A 02-13-2019 - 08:44


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