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Gilbert B Norman
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/scie ... eaths.html
The long freight trains climb slowly over Marias Pass, through snow-draped mountains south of Glacier National Park and north of the Great Bear Wilderness, snaking through some of the wildest country in the Lower 48.
Some 25 trains a day, each a chain of 90 to 120 cars, make the journey over the Rocky Mountains in northern Montana at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. They have long been a threat to grizzly bears, and last year was the worst with eight of the bears — a federally protected species — run over by trains. On one day in June, a mother and her two cubs were killed by trains in two separate incidents. The long-term average for grizzly deaths by train is two a year.
Come on Gray Lady, Warren's railroad has a business to run; and commerce must move.
Sorry 'bout that, Yogi.
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They used to have cow catchers on locomotives, how
about bear catchers on these engines?
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They should be fining the bears like they do cars and pedestrians who ignore the lights...
Notice there's no concern about the deer or elk that get killed. #DeerLivesMatter
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It''s just like any other animal strike,Stop train, inspect lead unit for damage,remove remains and "fix damage"(sledgehammer")
if possible, continue to next yard.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!