Working on the railroad: Chicago copes with worst rail congestion in years

By Bryce Gray Chicago railroads are teeming with activity, routing 1,300 trains daily.  Travelers fill 800 passenger trains, while another 500 haul freight cars filled with corn from Iowa, coal from Wyoming, wheat from the Great Plains, oil from North Dakota and so many other commodities. Currently the nation’s railways are the busiest they’ve been in years, causing logjams […]