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Union Pacific, South Buffalo Railway employees receive 2011 Hammond Award

Joseph Faigl, conductor with Union Pacific Railroad (UP), and Mark Sheffield, mechanical supervisor with the South Buffalo Railway Company received the 2011 Harold F. Hammond Award, honoring individual railroad employees who have demonstrated outstanding safety achievement during the preceding year. Five other railroad employees also nominated for the award were honored with certificates of commendation for their work in enhancing safety:

·         Matthew Lehr, switchman at BNSF Railway
·         Brian Burma, carman at Canadian Pacific
·         Larry James, division safety coordinator at CSX Transportation
·         Tom Usnick, locomotive engineer at Kansas City Southern Railway
·         Robert Stokes, locomotive engineer at Norfolk Southern

The Hammond Award is named after the late Harold F. Hammond, former president of the Transportation Association of America, who served many years as chairman of the Harriman Awards selection committee.
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