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Swelling rail rates provoke backlash

Shippers ask U.S. to regulate costs

Posted: August 23, 2014 at 1:57 a.m.

A CSX Corp. train hauling vehicles passes through a gap that was once the Eagle Tunnel in Glencoe, Ky., in this 2013 photo. Rising rates for rail freight have shippers such as Dow Chemical Co. asking for government intervention.

After CSX Corp. raised rates for shipping specialty gas by 41 percent over three years, Diversified CPC International Inc. had to shutter a production line near Chicago.

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