Raise your hand if you have ever ridden a train from one city to another. If your hand is raised, congratulations! You belong to the 2% of Americans who have used intercity train transport. Trains aren’t quite the travel method of Americans, but perhaps that is all about to change. Matthew Arnold, a Master’s student in civil engineering with a [...]
Early Morning Wake-up Call I’ve lived across the street from the Union Pacific line-hauling depot, in Boone Iowa. When, I first moved into the apartment more than a year ago, I barely slept the first few weeks as the constant sound of trains, the slight vibration from the close proximity, and the shrill horn kept me up. Now, I don’t [...]
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