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February 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

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

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 hours — on the popular route between Portland, Seattle and Chicago, with at…

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