CSX Furloughs 70 at Huntington Shops

Seventy CSX employees are being laid off at the locomotive shop in Huntington, West Virginia.

The laid off workers will be eligible to bid on other jobs in the CSX network. The shop will have 270 still on the payroll.

Trains magazine reported that most of those losing their jobs worked on the third shift and in clerk positions.

Huntington is the primary shop working on the GP38-3 and GP40-3 rebuild program, which has locomotives in the 2000 and 6500 series that have been rebuilt from GP38-2 and GP40-2 units.

Located on the former Chesapeake & Ohio mainline, the Huntington shops are situated on the CSX Kanawha Subdivision between Russell, Kentucky, and Charleston, West Virginia.

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