- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway officials say some railroad jobs are being transferred from Clovis to Amarillo to improve the flow of train operations.

The Clovis News Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1LzsLMY ) BNSF spokesman Joe Sloan says the train crews of conductors and engineers are being moved to Amarillo to work on long-pull trains that run from Atlanta to Los Angeles. He says he doesn’t know the exact number of jobs being moved.

The long-pull trains will still run between Amarillo and Belen, but they won’t make a stop in Clovis.

Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry says he doesn’t expect the move to have a strong economic impact on Clovis. According to CIDC’s website, BNSF employed 459 Clovis residents in 2012, the most recent year available.

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Information from: Clovis News Journal, https://www.cnjonline.com

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