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Why Trains are so Expensive 1 year ago

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Sound by Graham Haerther (
Thumbnail by Joseph Cieplinski (
Research by William Mayne

Passenger and conductor icons courtesy H Alberto Gongora from the Noun Project
Select footage courtesy Amtrak
Amtrak locomotive photo courtesy Nathan D. Holmes
Amtrak advertisement photo courtesy Oran Viriyincy
“Whispering Through” song by Asura
Acela express photo courtesy Ben Schumin
Virgin Trains EC photo courtesy Virgin Trains East Coast
Kings cross photo courtesy Wikipedia commons user “Colin”
Yemasse Amtrak station photo courtesy DanTD

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