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No, no. There is no shortage of trains, they're just all making too much money to move lowly CARS around. Why do you think the fabulous Warren Buffet has been so vocal in his opposition AND recommendation to oppose pipeline projects.... HINT: He owns the the rail road ;) sorry A railroad...
 

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Long winter and Canada is hogging all the trains. Basically the Canadians are causing the delays LOL.

The problem is twofold for automakers. First, the fracking boom in the Bakken oil field in the Plains and Canada is monopolizing many locomotives. Second, the long, harsh winter is still causing major delays in freight train travel. The bad weather forced trains to slow down and carry less weight, which caused a backup of goods to transport. The auto companies resorted to moving some vehicles by truck, which was a less efficient but necessary option.
 

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yes Canada is monopolizing all the locomotives, to ship crude down to the gulf for refinement and consumption by the rest of us. I wish they would just tell it straight, WE MAKE MORE MONEY SHIPPING CRUDE!
 

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I guess this is just another reason to consider actually building that Keystone pipeline. All the people who ordered a Ram truck but have been told its delayed should march on Washington.
I know once they officially green-light it and make some serious action on it, it wont go over easy, MAYBE people don't want it and will protest over it, both canadians and muricans.
 
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