Introduction

‘The Great Train Robbery’

By the time I started this column, I’d written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Nation, Salon, The Intercept, Salon.com, and several other outlets.I’ve written for newspapers, magazines, websites, and other publications in the United States and around the world.This column, which I started in 2014, is my way of bringing attention to a

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What’s happening with railroads across the country?

An Associated Press analysis of railroad data shows that the number of rail lines in various states is shrinking.In some cases, rail lines are being eliminated altogether.Key points: The numbers show that the rail industry is shrinking, and many are being removed at an alarming rate: The number of railroad lines in the U.S. has