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Monday, October 24, 2005

Logs Piling Up in Easter Upper Peninsula

The Mining Journal reports that timber producers in the eastern Upper Peninsula say they're in crisis as a shortage of rail cars, soaring gas prices and spiking freight rates are choking off their pulpwood from reaching mills in Wisconsin and Minnesota. An estimated 50,000 cords are waiting along the Canadian National Railway and the company hasn't allowed short line railroads to use its tracks.

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