Life on the U.P., North Plate NE, coal trains

The first part of a two-part article about coal unit trains and the U.P. and the unions and men who operate them appears in this week's (Oct.3) New
Yorker magazine. Fascinating stuff - lots of inside railroading information and lore. I never knew U.P. stood for 'unlimited parking'! :-) Buy it or go to the library and check it out.
Chas
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part 2 of the article was in the October 10 issue.... more good info. Do you know what these rr'ing terms mean? armadillo shooters ruling grade AC traction motors distributed power throw the fence get knuckles lunar signals dark territory fluidity beaner rotary dumping demurrage fees annular track
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