This story has been updated from a previous post.
For a while on Friday, the Texas State Railroad appeared to have derailed. But operators say it’s still on track.
Marketing manager Janet Gregg sent an email around 9:30 a.m. Friday announcing layoffs, including her termination, and saying TSR had shut down. Two hours later, Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings, the railroad’s operator, sent an email saying Gregg’s message was unauthorized and TSR is only being idled in January and February.“Texas State Railroad is operating normally, which means there are no excursion trains in January or February,” Ellis said. “Excursion train operations will resume in March. In order to manage costs, headcount has been reduced for that period.”