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.


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: