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The state of railroading in the state of Maine

Postby MEC407 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:34 am

Interesting article in today's Bangor Daily News:

Bangor Daily News wrote:In 2005, MM&A moved approximately 50,000 rail cars in and out of Maine. By 2010, that number had dropped to about 30,000 rail cars. McGonigle said the closure of paper mills and sawmills over the years was compounded by the economic downturn of 2008. Another culprit, he said, is a quickening trend of businesses keeping less inventory on hand. Lower stock levels generally translate to smaller shipments that have to arrive more quickly — which are two things for which rail is not best suited.


Read more at: http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/03/ ... facturing/
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