Tandem Thoughts: Waiting For A 3-mile Freight Train

(Last Updated On: January 6, 2018)


From John Bendel, Landline:

Besides being hit by one, the worst thing about freight trains is waiting for one to clear a grade crossing while you wait. And wait. And wait.

As you may have guessed while waiting, those trains are getting longer. According to various sources, U.S. freight trains are growing in length. Some are now 3 miles long.

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