NS to Close Chattanooga Hump Operation

Now it is Norfolk Southern that is closing hump operations. A Tennessee newspaper reported that hump operations will be ended at DeButts yard in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The jobs of 42 car repair employees, 23 conductors and engineers, and nine engineering track workers will be cut. The yard employs 495.

An NS spokesperson told the newspaper that the yard will remain in operation.

Just over a year ago, NS reduced hump operations at John Sevier Yard in Knoxville, Tennessee, which led to the loss of 135 jobs.

DeButts yard is named after after former Southern Railway President Harry A. deButts.

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