Amtrak and the U.S. freight railroads – what’s the essential business model difference?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; May 11, 2019

The physical similarity between Amtrak and freight railroads in the United States is that all operate with steel flanged wheels running along the top of a steel rail. That is the basic delivery system they all use.

Practically everything else about Amtrak and the freight railroads is different.

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