Earlier this week, The Gateway Pundit reported on the railroad company at the center of this derailment, Norfolk Southern, posting record profits in Q4 2022 and 2022 overall. They were $385 million and $1.6 billion, or 14%, higher in Q4 2022 than in 2021. It was a record year for Norfolk Southern
The railroad company behind the Ohio crash turns to record profits in 2022 while slashing workers and living standards
Despite these high profits, they cut a significant number of employees from 2017 and 2019 when Precision Schedule Railroading was implemented. While the cuts left more profits for Norfolk Southern’s top investors, Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street Capitol, they left the rails incomplete, employees overworked and those trains running through potential hazards. Many people don’t know that train derailment happens very often. very often. As many as 1,000 per year or about 3.5 per day across the United States. Most of them are not with trains/cars that carry toxic or carcinogenic chemicals, oil or explosives etc.
Just 3 months ago, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ravenna, OH, about 50 miles from East Palestine. It did not carry anything dangerous: some rock salt and a couple of zips.
Last night, on my podcast, I had the privilege of speaking with one of the “Big 4” railway conductors. Insights from anyone doing this Everyday, “Call 24/7 365” And Clyde Whittaker is feeling everything he talks about Twitter thread From WokeSocietes, from understaffed trains to reduced inspection hours to overworked rail-gangs.
Running: Another train derailment: Crews on scene in Van Buren Township after train derails – at least 6 cars off track (VIDEO)
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