This week, the Pitchengine
team at Sheridan
Dally began to hear rumors that the BNSF Railway
would be closing its operation in Sheridan as soon
as this summer.
So, we set out to see what we could find.
Public Affairs Regional Director for Montana and Wyoming, Matt Jones,
responded this morning. He neither confirmed nor denied that a closure was
"BNSF has not announced any changes to its operations in Sheridan or its
workforce there," Jones said in an email. "Should changes occur, BNSF will
work to ensure they are communicated to our people and interested community
BNSF Division Train Master Bill Badenhoop said this morning on a phone call
with Dally that, "At this point, there are no plans to close the Sheridan
But when asked about why a 10-year buyout was offered to local employees,
he directed Dally's questions back to Jones.
"I am not authorized to talk about this to the news media," Badenhoop said.
Dally is seeking clarification on Jones's statement, and has reached out to
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen for comment.
At this time, there is no definitive information to either confirm or
dismiss the rumors. More information will be reported as it becomes
*photo h/t Steve Crise, BNSF Railway*
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