Union Pacific’s (UP) Mobile Welding and Skills Training Center opens in Portland, Ore. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) completes refurbishment work and testing of the 2816 steam locomotive.
This program, PCC says, will allow the college’s welding training to expand its reach and help develop the region’s skilled trade workforce.
“We’re excited to provide students who may have previously faced barriers with access to high-demand industries,” wrote PCC in the post.
“Thanks to our partnership with and generous support from UP for making this program possible,” the college wrote in the post.
CPKC announced via a LinkedIn post that its heritage stream crew has completed refurbishment work and testing of the 2816 steam locomotive, the Empress, in preparation for the Class I railroad’s North American tour scheduled to depart Calgary on April 14, 2024.
A brief video of the iconic steam locomotive is available here.