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National & World America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart (Photo Gallery)
The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of overhead wires that deliver power to locomotives were hung during the Great Depression.