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Railroads still struggle to move freight despite federal warnings

(Source: Star Tribune, September 3, 2014)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — With the harvest just ahead, farmers and grain shippers are increasingly worried about where they’ll put millions of bushels of Minnesota-grown corn and soybeans because the rail system is far behind in moving last year’s crop. A boom in oil shipments out of North Dakota has led to delays and skyrocketing freight costs that are ratcheting up tensions between rail firms and many of their customers: coal companies, utilities, ethanol plants and passenger rail.

Full story: Star Tribune

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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