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In this photo taken on Sept. 18, 2011, Amtrak's Empire Builder rounds a turn near East Glacier Park, Mont.  Extreme freight congestion in the northern plains, particularly in North Dakota's Bakken region, has resulted in major delays for Amtrak's passenger service between Chicago and Seattle and Portland. Five years after the Empire Builder had some of Amtrak's best on-time performance rates, even outpacing Amtrak's high-speed Acela train between Boston and Washington, delays of three to five hours are now commonplace. (AP Photo/Flathead Beacon, Justin Franz)
Photo by: Justin Franz
In this photo taken on Sept. 18, 2011, Amtrak's Empire Builder rounds a turn near East Glacier Park, Mont. Extreme freight congestion in the northern plains, particularly in North Dakota's Bakken region, has resulted in major delays for Amtrak's passenger service between Chicago and Seattle and Portland. Five years after the Empire Builder had some of Amtrak's best on-time performance rates, even outpacing Amtrak's high-speed Acela train between Boston and Washington, delays of three to five hours are now commonplace. (AP Photo/Flathead Beacon, Justin Franz)

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