U.S., Virginia: Norfolk Southern to cut operations in Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; February 18, 2020

Norfolk Southern will close its historic locomotive shop on Campbell Avenue in Roanoke this spring and relocate the work and interested workers to Pennsylvania, according to a company announcement Tuesday.

To stay employed with the railroad, the 85 union-represented workers who will be affected must relocate to what will become the company’s single remaining heavy-duty locomotive shop, the Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The railroad also said it will eliminate 19 clerical positions, also union jobs, in Roanoke.

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