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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Real Sporer: Back to the future -- trains provide investment opportunities for Iowa

Excerpted from this post at The Real Sporer

Many years ago TRS spent summers gandy dancing on the old Burlington
Northern Railroad. Yes, even as a lowly spiker I drank the railroad
kool-aid and have been a committed proponent of more use of railroads
for passenger use since TRS was a mere freshman Hawkeye. Today's DM
Register had a short story about a planned passenger route between
Chicago, a city with a great train station, and Iowa City. Since the
traffic is far greater between Des Moines and Chicago one has to
believe that it might be an even busier. Des Moines is also in the
middle of a geographic area that encompasses four major cities
(Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha, Chicago and Kansas City) that are
already connected by a large rail network.

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