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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:33 PM CST

The early arrival of winter weather with record cold and snow in parts of the Midwest and Northern Plains slowed rail transportation of agriculture products this past week, according to one railroad official.

In the BNSF weekly podcast Friday, John Miller, BNSF's ag vice president, said, "Our manifest train size as well as crew van restrictions due to snow and road conditions in the north have been impacted." The weather affected the capital tier replacement along the Northern Corridor, causing major service interruptions this past week, he added.

The BNSF website reported that the operation was affected by the winter ...

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