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PHOTOS: Waiting for a Train, Montana-Style

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 01:47 PM

(Laurel, MT - YPR) – Many motorists feel annoyed about having to wait a a rail crossing for a passing freight train. Rail crossings also impact farmers just east of the Montana Rail Link switching yard, east of Laurel.

photo by Jackie Yamanaka.

After a few minutes of waiting, this Montanan decided to put his feet up and take the wait in stride.

photo by Jackie Yamanaka.

The possibility of more train traffic and longer and more frequent waits at rail crossings has been raised in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Some Powder River Basin coal mines in Montana and Wyoming want to export their coal to Asian markets. That coal would travel via rail to proposed new port projects in the Pacific Northwest.

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