Volume 11, Number 12 ­ December 1997

Page 1
New BLE-CSX safety agreement makes SENSE
Norfolk Southern agrees to change dry hopper toilet system
Safety concerns heighten on Union Pacific

Page 2, Capitol Briefs
DOT targets safety in Conrail carve-up
FRA scraps proposed grade-crossing rulemaking decision
Positive train control plan underway

Page 3, The Mobilization Report
GIA members receive training and join the BLE mobilization network

Page 4, Canadian Spotlight
Monin, Hallé attend annual retirement banquet for Winnipeg Division 583

Page 5
GIA celebrates 110th anniversary
Positive train separation needed -- NTSB issues final report on fatal Silver Spring, Md. crash
"Frugal organization" -- Monin, Advisory Board members miss holiday parties to save money

Page 6
All 1998 regional meetings release finalized dates, locations
Faulty air brakes possible cause of Union Pacific's October 25 head-on collision

Page 7
BLE families picket BNSF in Bakersfield, Calif. -- Families of fatigued engineers rally for safety

Page 8
BLE Calendar
Advisory Board activity reports


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