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What are trains used for?


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Since the pandemic, I noticed the trains going more and more where I live. I hadn't heard them but maybe twice since living here and now I hear the trains going by almost every night. What are they typically used for these days? 

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I think James is right. You are probably hearing them more because of trucker shortages and supply chain disruptions. It costs more to run trains vs trucks but you can carry a lot more and get shipments done sometimes faster. 

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We have some trains close to our house and I hadn't heard them in years. Out of no where I started hearing them every day at 4AM and 4PM. I asked about this and was told they started using them again for transporting goods when a lot of truck drivers quit over vaccine mandates. 

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