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Category: Amtrak
February 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

NPR report: Oil trains cause huge delays for Amtrak’s Empire Builder

Passengers disembark an Empire Builder train last spring. (photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times) If Amtrak’s Empire Builder train is your favorite way to get across the northern United States, the North Dakota oil boom has thrown an oil-industry-sized wrench in things. NPR and KUOW radio this morning reported regular, extraordinary delays — sometimes up to 18…

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