The old railroad barons may have passed on, but their up-yours tradition to outsiders lives on:
Asked for info on bridge conditions, railroad carrying Bakken crude tells cities no
Bridges must be inspected annually by railroads. But railroads are not required to submit the information to the federal agency. Railroads also are not required to make the information available to the public.Which works well for the companies running trains through Wisconsin, where policy-makers have decided that one state rail inspector for 4,500 crossings and 3,000 miles of track suffices as the state's rail safety front line.
|'Old Rusty,' a nearly-century old rail bridge in downtown Milwaukee, is getting some company-paid reinforcement to its pillars.|