MAPS IN THE NEWS:
This map appeared in a Washington Post story on American infrastructure and shows the country's freight rail network by tonnage of cargo moved. The thick lines in the upper-middle part of the map are primarily coal from Wyoming heading to power plants. The dark line terminating in southern California captures intermodal traffic (e.g., containers transferred from ships onto trains) from the busy ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The dark line running through the Dakotas to the Pacific is mostly grain being transported for export. www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/maps-of-american-infrastrucure/img/railtonnage-600.jpg
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