by Noel Weaver
Saturday, May 13th, I heard this morning from very good sources that the hump at Selkirk will be shut down within a couple of weeks, everything will either be pre-blocked or flat switched. I did not think this would happen but I guess I shouldn't be surprised at anything these days. As I have said many times the railroad does not make money switching cars but makes money by moving freight for their customers. I would not be surprised if the only hump that would remain is the one in Waycross, Georgia. I also heard that the plan is for no more remote jobs, only manned engines with engineers, that will help get the switching done more efficiently and safely and I think it would be a good move. I guess this is a "stay tuned".