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  • Carmen Division , TCU August 29, 2018

    UPDATE: Unions Request Hearing and Comment period Extension Regarding Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

    This is a follow up to the August 10th article, regarding the Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s (KCS) petition to allow Class III air brake tests, currently required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to instead be performed by Kansas City Southern de

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  • Carmen Division , TCU August 18, 2018

    BNSF Petitions FRA for Wayside Detector Pilot Program

    The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) has recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for waiver from Federal railroad safety regulations regarding the testing and inspecting of air brakes and an exemption from statutory requirements regarding the movement of defective or insecure equipment.  BNSF specifically requests this relief so that FRA will approve a

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  • Carmen Division , TCU August 10, 2018

    KCSR Petitions FRA to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

    The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to allow Class III air brake tests currently required by FRA to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to be instead performed by Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) at one of KCSM’s inspection locations in

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  • Carmen Division , TCU July 24, 2018

    TCU Convention Begins Today

    July 23rd – Carmen Convention Carmen Elections Show Pride & Unity Newly elected Carmen Division Officers – Carmen Division President Rich Johnson, Assistant General President Don Grissom, General Vice-President Carl Lakin, Carmen Executive Board Chairman Kevin Loftin and Carmen Board members Robert Keppen and Darren Trieber. In a show of strength and unity, TCU National

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  • Carmen Division , TCU June 28, 2018

    FRA Denies AAR’s Request to Extend Off-Air Time

    In a follow-up to the TCU article published March 8th 2018: The Association of American Railroads (AAR), on behalf of itself and its member railroads, recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from Federal railroad safety regulations which require brake tests to be performed on a train when it has

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