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Old 06-04-2009, 09:13 PM
DrDeth DrDeth is offline
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Originally Posted by gaffa View Post
Tragically, they do have the right of way. When Amtrak was set up to save passenger service, that was one of the things Congress gave away that they shouldn't have, and it's been a problem ever since. They need their own track just like in civilized countries.
They do have the RoW in many cases, but they don;t have to be assholes about it and sideline passenger trains for hours.