(Sheridan, Wyo.) — For over a century, Northeastern Wyoming has served as a coal and railway hub for the Western United States. Yet all of Wyoming has been watching as turmoil in the industry has resulted in recent job loss. Dally received confirmation today
BNSF changes are coming to Sheridan. Dally
has also obtained a copy of the
following letter, which suggests the forthcoming change in BNSF railway
service through Sheridan County includes a proposal to begin
intradivisional district service between Gillette and Laurel, Montana.
What that means for the Sheridan stop remains to be seen. But the run from
Gillette to Laurel is approximately 260 miles, and passes through Sheridan.
See Dally's previous coverage of the BNSF's official comment on the possible
closure of operation in Sheridan .
BNSF is currently the seventh-largest employer in Sheridan County,
according to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.
Last week, Pitchengine Communities shared the news that Cloud Peak Energy may
do cuts through attrition at the
Spring Creek Mine.
We also shared the news that Peabody implemented what the international
corporation called "a small number of job reductions
" at its Caballo and Rawhide mines.
As shown in the following map, the BNSF railroad travels through Gillette,
Sheridan and into Laurel, MT, but on its way makes stops at Peabody's
Caballo mine and Cloud Peak's Spring Creek mine, among others.
*Image Zoom and full map credit BNSF
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