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Planes, delivered by trains


(Source: The Atlantic Cities, March 4, 2014)

RENTON, Wash. -- Residents of Renton have gotten used to an unusual sight -- a bunch of jets, plopped atop some trains, trekked through the center of town. The fuselages travel from Witchita, Kansas, into the town's Boeing plant on a regular basis. With demand for commercial air-crafts on the rise, Boeing has been especially busy of late, increasing jet output by 40 percent over the last three years. The Reston plant builds 737s, 38 of them a month last year ,with the goal of churning out 47 a month by 2017, according to the Seattle Times.

Full story: The Atlantic Cities

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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