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Climate SoS Tour Report — Day 5

Posted by Trey Smith on September 13, 2009

from Duff Badgley

In transit day. Not real pleasant. Chicago’s Union Station is one of the underground bomb-shelter-inspired train stations. Plus mobs of people. The train from Chicago to Indy was going fine until — screech! — we halted for an hour to wait for a freight train to dawdle about the tracks owned by–guess who?–the owner of the freight train. This was at midnight. If we are to have a post-Climate Crisis civilization (not a sure thing at all, I suggest) then passenger rail transport in the U.S. will play a radically greater role than it does now–and be freed from the obscene neglect and under-funding that makes it a bad joke today. End of rant.

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