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Resource ID: #15189
Subject: Transportation
Source: KDFW-TV (Dallas)
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Date: Nov. 11-12, 1998

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KDFW-TV investigation finds that many Union Pacific Railroad engineers are being pushed so hard, they are actually falling asleep at the controls of a 1 million-pound freight train. Engineers discuss making up to 340 separate trips per year, having less than six hours off between runs and having to work in non-air conditioned trains where the temperature hits more than 120 degrees.

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