Railroads benefit from slow freight recovery

10/12/2009 | American Public Media/Marketplace

The freight industry is picking up after a record decline, which has led to increased business for railroads. "As the consumer starts buying, and plants start putting people back to work, there are more trucks on the road, the trains are longer," said Chuck Clowdis of IHS Global Insight. Freight trains have stopped getting shorter, and some railroads are taking cars out of storage.

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