Pressure on the rail industry rises

October 20, 2014

The pictures were impossible to ignore: crumpled rail cars jigsawed in on one another at a road crossing in a small American town. 

The derailment of a Union Pacific train in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, this month was just one of the latest to hit the U.S. rail industry; the engineer and conductor were hurt, but nothing caught on fire and injuries were considered serious but not life-threatening.

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