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Oil Amtrak Trains [Duplicate]

Don Olson and his son, Lane Olson, waits to go ice fishing Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Devils Lake, N.D., after driving straight through from Iowa to fish with Devils Lake fishing guide Steve Dahl, who owns the Perch Patrol and Perch Express. Fishing guide Dahl says ice fishing at Devils Lake in northeastern North Dakota is the best in two decades. But he says his guide service is suffering because of disruptions in train service to the region. Amtrak routes are being detoured in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby in part because BNSF Railway trains hauling freight and crude from the state's oil patch are displacing passenger train service. (AP Photo/Jackie Lorentz)