BNSF Railway to close 2 Wyoming facilities, lay off workers


CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A national railway company has announced two of its facilities in Wyoming will close and 122 employees will be laid off in response to difficult coal industry markets.

BNSF Railway is scheduled to close its maintenance facility in Guernsey June 5 and its Donkey Creek facility near Rozet July 7, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The announcement came Wednesday "in response to changing business conditions and projected lower demand for rail cars to ship commodities," company spokeswoman Maia LaSalle said.

"Similar to the size of our train, yard and engine workforce, our...

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