Are freight trains replacing long haul trucks?
March 2, 2009 1:25 PM Subscribe
FreightTrainFilter: Living near train tracks in Greensboro, NC, I've noticed that there's an increase in the amount of double-stacked trailers that you would normally see being hauled by rigs on the interstate. Is this related simply to fuel costs, or are there other factors at work?
posted by lifeofthunder to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
Also, are there new tracks being built around the country anywhere? I've been traveling a lot by train recently, and noticed that most places there's just one track- meaning that when two trains want to use it, one has to wait for the other to pass, which can sometimes be ages. Plans for expansion?