Ore Pool Dog-catch Agreement
Letter of Agreement
It is agreed upon by the engineers working in taconite service (Ore Pool) at Superior, Wi. (Allouez, Wi) to allow all dog-catches (hours of service relief crews) to be called from the engineers extra board and in so doing no runaround claims will be allowed to the Ore Pool crews.
This agreement will be for a test period of sixty (60) days and will continue in effect at the end of that sixty (60) day period if both parties agree. Either party may cancel this agreement with five (5) days written notice to the other party.
This agreement will become effective March 13th, 2000.
Signed at Superior this 13th day of March, 2000
For Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers For Burlington Northern Santa Fe R.R.
Questions & Answers
Question #1. If the proposal were in effect and the engineers extra board was depleted, where would the source of supply fall to for dog-catches?
Question #2. How many additional men on the engineers’ extra board do you anticipate this proposal would require?
Question #3. If an All- Rail train needed to be dog-caught west of Brookston, Mn. on the Casco or Lakes subdivisions, would the call go to the engineers’ extra board or to a 10/5 pool crew that would take the train to Northtown?