Sunday, November 19, 2023
As he walked along the spongy, damp Louisiana marshland, scrutinizing tracks owned by one of the nation's largest freight railroad companies, Robert Faaborg was not happy. The strips of wood that held the rails in place, called ties, were rotten. The screws that held them together were rusted. It was the sort of decay that could cause 18,000-ton trains to derail.
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