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Nov 09

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May 09

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May 09

Daily Links for May 15th

  • Why trains run slower now than they did in the 1920s. – By Tom Vanderbilt – Slate Magazine – Less rail capacity (and rail quality) has coincided with a dramatic rise in freight traffic in recent years, owing in part to a buoyant economy and in part to trains' improving (and now superior) fuel efficiency to trucks—particularly as diesel fuel prices have risen. Despite recent infrastructure spending, bottlenecks are routine, as passenger trains typically yield to passing freight trains.

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Mar 09

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