Unformatted text preview: III. Coal-60% of electricity in US is coal.-Railroads move 65% of coal. * Their second biggest business next to intermodal.- Clean Air Act of 1970- Production of Coal in 2005 is about 380,000,000 tons.- Typical train coming out of potter river basin is about 1 ¼ mile long, weighing 23,000 tons.- There are 23,000 trains that come from the “potter river basic” a year. * Traveling 34, 000 miles – can go around the world? - The US has best freight system in the world....
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- Spring '08
- Rail transport, Locomotive, Intermodal freight transport, potter river basin, Burlington Santa Fe, Union South Pacific