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Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations

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FARGO, N.D. – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers.

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Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight congestion – combined with an early winter chill – led the company to cancel half of the eastbound and westbound trips on its Empire Builder route, which runs from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, Ore.

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