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How Amtrak could speed up returning out of service equipment to service

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How Amtrak could speed up returning out of service equipment to service
Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, August 25, 2023 10:54 PM

Post on news wire  was a suggestion for Amtrak to hire the mechanical persons UP is furloughing.  If even 1/2 of the 92 came to Amtrak the GE locos could receive a lot more TLC.

But wait would that be considered increasing costs that would effect the bonus?  It will never happen.

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, August 26, 2023 9:22 AM

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Post on news wire  was a suggestion for Amtrak to hire the mechanical persons UP is furloughing.  If even 1/2 of the 92 came to Amtrak the GE locos could receive a lot more TLC.

Those guys have skills that are useful in many industries.  How many of those 92 are willing to move any substantial distance to work for amtrak?  

  

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, August 26, 2023 3:33 PM

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Post on news wire  was a suggestion for Amtrak to hire the mechanical persons UP is furloughing.  If even 1/2 of the 92 came to Amtrak the GE locos could receive a lot more TLC.

But wait would that be considered increasing costs that would effect the bonus?  It will never happen.

While Amtrak may have some diesel power issues (Seeing 2 units on a 4 car Capitol Limited raises a question in my mind).  What Amtrak really needs is mechanical personnel that have the skills necessary for repair of passenger occupied equipment.  Freight carmen and Passenger carmen are trained in similar but different disciplines.

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