U.S., New England Commentary: Railway insight from New England

By Jim Blaze, American Shipper; September 15, 2020

Rail business is often best understood right up close — along a Class I rail company’s branch lines or out along a much smaller regional rail carrier’s track or sometimes inside a port.

With this in mind, this column examines what’s happening in New England. That is the small, six-state area, plus some geography into eastern New York, eastern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The region is almost surrounded by water. It has just three land choke points at its western boundary through which commerce passes to the rest of the North American continent near Montreal, Albany, New York, and New York City.

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