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General railway discussions

Was by the plant a few weeks ago and the union is in for the long haul by the way they are setup camp wise.

I thought Wabtec had already decided to close the plant down after taking control of the plant last year and have a new plant in Texas??
The Fort Worth plant is simply an assembly plant. Erie is where they produce all of the various components that go into the locos (prime movers, alternators, traction motors, control systems, etc.), plus where they prototype and test everything. They also have production capabilities there, although they moved the final assembly to Fort Worth to save on that labour.

The Erie plant is far more important to the well being of Wabtec than the Fort Worth plant is.

Dan
 
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Photos for London are up on my site
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This will be replace Later this year with the 2nd bridge
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This will be replace next week with the first bridge
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To me, it looks entirely relevant to this thread.

Do you see a better thread? I suppose the VIA thread might make sense, but it's more general than that.
I did not say that it was off-topic. I just dislike getting dumped a link without any explanation as to what it actually is about. If he’s too lazy to spend 30 seconds to tell all of us why we might want to read it, then I’m too lazy to spend the 5 minutes trying to figure that out by my own…
 
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The first bridge is in place and the 2nd one being place this weekend in London. This will then allow the digging of the new road for the underpass.

Adelaide underpass work

 
I just saw on the news that Domtar is shutting down its pulp and paper mill in Espanola. In addition to being devastating to the community (a mill has been there in one form or another for over a century), it will no doubt have a significant impact on the viability of the Huron Central Railway.

 
I just saw on the news that Domtar is shutting down its pulp and paper mill in Espanola. In addition to being devastating to the community (a mill has been there in one form or another for over a century), it will no doubt have a significant impact on the viability of the Huron Central Railway.


450 people newly out of work.

The plant is being idled, in such a way as to allow for a re-start if a buyer can be found.

But it was previously placed on the market w/o success, so the odds are a bit long.

Total population is just over 5,000, so this is a huge portion of the town's working-age folks.
 
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