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Rail advocates urge action to protect long-distance trains


Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Amtrak's Empire Builder heads east after leaving Havre Tuesday afternoon.

Editor’s note: This corrects reporting that Amtrak had eliminated private car services, which was discussed but not done.

Some rail passenger advocates are taking up cuts to Amtrak service in Havre and proposals to reduce service from Kansas to New Mexico as a battle cry to fight any reduction to long-distance passenger rail in the country.

"Havre, Montana, to me, was the first battle cry and that's why I got involved with (Sen.) Jon Tester," said Dan Engstrom, resident of Seattle, Washington, and former employee of Amtrak. "The American people need to stand up. You guys in Havre, I hav...

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