Winter of discontent

Gallagher, John
March 2004
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);3/8/2004, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p56
Discusses the crisis caused by a severe winter to the business operation of U.S.-based Union Pacific Railroad. Shortage of locomotive power and crews to run the trains; Effect of the crisis on the revenue growth of the company; Amount of damages the company must pay as a result of an accident at a grade crossing; Number of train engineers the company is planing to hire in 2004.


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