Train and engine employment continues to climb back toward pre-recession levels, with Class I railroads continuing to call back furloughed train crews.
The Surface Transportation Board posted data for September, showing train and engine employment on Class I railroads grew almost 9 percent in September, versus September 2009; and was almost 2 percent higher than in August 2010.
Train and engine service employment stood at 61,444 in September, while total Class I railroad employment was at 154,094.
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