Saturday, August 16, 2008

How about using more trains to save fuel?

I hear occasionally that we are going to see more usage of trains, particularly for freight hauling. Read the excerpt below and check out that map.

On Willapa Bay the trains are gone and the remaining tracks are rusted. Nearest active rail lines are 30 miles north, 50 miles east and south across the Columbia in Oregon.


[Excerpt}


Over the past two years, I've looked at several levels of rail in the nation's transportation system


... but not as much on the coast to coast rail network. However,
when on occasion one of my diaries struck a chord, the coast to coast
rail network always came up. So with a Friday off, I'll take a crack at
it today.

For reference, this is the network proposed by the National Association of Railroad Passengers

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