BNSF derails, again

BoxcabE50 Jul 16, 2022

  1. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

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    During my 51+ years I can't count the number of times a 'new' Divisional management team would come on board a division and make decisions to close this or that yard on the division and tout how closing the yard would save $X millions. Eighteen months later another new division management team would come onboard and then reopen the closed yard(s) and tout how the reopening would save $X millions. Funny thing is, from my vantage point neither of those $X millions ever made their way to the bottom line.

    Bulldozing humps just mean that the dirt will have to be reformed when it is finally decided that PSR is a failed strategy and hump yards will save money, again.
     
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    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

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    During my 51+ years I can't count the number of times a 'new' Divisional management team would come on board a division and make decisions to close this or that yard on the division and tout how closing the yard would save $X millions. Eighteen months later another new division management team would come onboard and then reopen the closed yard(s) and tout how the reopening would save $X millions. Funny thing is, from my vantage point neither of those $X millions ever made their way to the bottom line.

    Bulldozing humps just mean that the dirt will have to be reformed when it is finally decided that PSR is a failed strategy and hump yards will save money, again.
     
  3. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

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    During my 51+ years I can't count the number of times a 'new' Divisional management team would come on board a division and make decisions to close this or that yard on the division and tout how closing the yard would save $X millions. Eighteen months later another new division management team would come onboard and then reopen the closed yard(s) and tout how the reopening would save $X millions. Funny thing is, from my vantage point neither of those $X millions ever made their way to the bottom line.

    Bulldozing humps just mean that the dirt will have to be reformed when it is finally decided that PSR is a failed strategy and hump yards will save money, again.
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am wondering just how long it will take, before someone awakens to the mistake, (which I am certain not a one of them would ever be willing to admit), and how much money it will require to get back to where they once were, to start anew. And how much did anyone really save...... These people seem to have a mindset which would also believe that cutting off their legs at the knees, would make them taller.
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Here was the scene at Brosnan Yard in Macon. It's already back in service, so NS must have left much of the hardware in place. I think they're working on Bellevue now. [Photo by NS]

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