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Why Trains Suck In America


Pretty good video covering why the rail situation in America is not like it is in Europe:

What they don’t include is how GM, one of america’s most politically influential companies in the middle 20th century, shifted from train manufacturing to the more profitable car manufacturing, and along with that shift had rails ripped out and neglected all over the country due to their overt influence on city and state legislatures.

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