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July 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Planes by trains

Unless, like me, you like to watch trains move through Seattle, the dramatic photos of 737 fuselages spilled into a Montana river may have been the first time you realized that railroads are an essential part of building airplanes in the Puget Sound. The bodies are made by Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, a former Boeing division…


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