View Full Version : Freight through Chicago, slower than electric wheelchairs

05-07-2012, 06:20 PM

Nice to see freight rail coverage in major publications.

05-07-2012, 06:51 PM
I don't know anything about the issue really, but lots of mainline rail has been torn up over the past 30 years. Virtually every main line out of the city has fewer tracks than it once did. That could easily take care of a lot of the Metra traffic. Some lines are barely used.

I dunno. If there was money to be made by making the trains faster, I'm sure they'd figure out a way.