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Continued: March 16: Small railroad at center of LRT fight has big stake

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 21, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Handt got on the radio phone and called a dispatcher at BNSF headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, and waited for several minutes before the phone crackled with an answer.

“Let that little TCWR go by,” drawled the dispatcher.

 

Pat Doyle • 612-673-4504





 

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