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BNSF Looks To Downsize Rail Crews

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BNSF crews could be shifting to one man crews to operate trains after a tentative agreement with the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation union.

The company says the agreement will allow engineers to operate trains with a remote new master conductor instead of an onboard conductor.

The agreement will need to be ratified by the union, and BNSF says the agreement would not affect trains carrying crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials.

 

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