Amtrak's Gunn stops along the Hi-Line


ABOARD THE EMPIRE BUILDER - Amtrak president David Gunn showed his knowledge of the railroad industry as he rode through Montana on the Empire Builder Thursday.

Gunn, riding the train on his way to conduct Amtrak awards ceremonies in Seattle, Sacramento, Calif., and Los Angeles, was joined in Havre by Gov. Judy Martz, her husband, Harry, and members of her staff and administration.

Gunn, dressed in jeans and a red sweater, stood in a swaying private car and described the difference between wooden and concrete railroad ties.

"The secret to concrete ties is that they're perfectly surfaced," G...

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