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Volume 16 - Number 12
December 2002

Judge rules RCOs can access locomotive cabs to sound whistles/horns or bells

NTSB finds 15-passenger vans unsafe, prone to rollover

BLE member hurt in New Jersey van wreck

RRB offers new Internet service

Attention families of railroad retirees!

NTSB blames sleep apnea for fatal 2001 wreck

BLE, Teamsters seek to organize IC&E

Dates, locations set for 2003 regional mtgs.

BLE memorial honors victims, families of 9-11

Who manages your Railroad Retirement funds?

Rate tables effective Jan. 1, 2003

Advisory Board November 2002 Activity

Calendar & Events


Detroit bans remote control locomotives

Under the leadership of City Council President Mary Ann Mahaffey, the City Council of Detroit, Mich., adopted a resolution on November 6 that banned the use of remote control locomotives within the city limits and called on the Federal Railroad Administration to adopt comprehensive regulations governing use of the technology.

Detroit is the second U.S. city to pass a resolution banning remote control locomotives, joining Baton Rouge, La., which passed similar legislation on September 25.

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Remote control hearings conclude

The three-way arbitration hearing regarding the carriers' assignment of remote control operations to non-engineers took place in Chicago on November 18 and 19.

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BLE to poll membership

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is preparing to survey all of its members in the next 60-90 days regarding the proposed merger with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The purpose of the survey is to assist BLE leadership in structuring the best possible merger agreement.

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Season's Greetings!

Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train lights up New York as it crosses the Hell's Gate Bridge during its yearly run through New York in December of 2001.

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