Regarding the report of Oct. 8, “Freight railroads police themselves and inspect their own tracks. Some say a disaster is inevitable,” I do not believe the part about disaster to be true. Just go north to Jackman or Holeb, and you will see railroad tracks in fantastic shape, owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. Those tracks transport many heavy-loaded cars.

The Canadian government manages their tracks like no other; they inspect and repair their own, and have forever. Now the U.S. could learn lessons from them on how to maintain and repair effectively. Yes, it can be done right.

Bill Perrault

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