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Introduction

In my non-professional travel and everyday life I often view things through the prism of a site selector. In this blog I share some observations and thoughts that might be of mild interest to the larger community of site selectors, economic developers, and corporate managers. I am not a frequent blogger (more often doing client work), and when I do so I may add a post with a link in LinkedIn. I use my twitter account, @BFSSSS, more as a rant about poor customer service or what seem to me to be non sequiturs. Actually, I have found twitter to sometimes yield quicker responses than via customer service kiosk queues or phone calls when those media are backed up or unavailable, for example after a flight cancellation, while overseas, or after one of several hurricane evacuations from my summer home on the Outer Banks.

Riding CSX Rails

Amtrak’s Autumn Excursion travelled along CSX freight lines west of the Hudson River. In addition to some magnificent scenery in the Hudson Valley the trip gave a look at some of the rail infrastructure in the area. In the Oak Island and Croxton Yard intermodal hubs large numbers of containers were stacked multiple stories high. In Jersey City, the Meadowlands, and West New York there are many rail lines never seen from the NJ Turnpike or local roads, and up along the Hudson a number of lengthy freight trains were passed.

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Mary Frederickson