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ENHANCE SAFETY ON RAIL LINES, TOO

I recently read in The Buffalo News that the Federal Aviation Administration is going to enforce more detailed safety inspections on our nation's airlines. On behalf of the millions of people who travel every year, this is a welcome relief.

The railroads are also an important method of travel and shipment of freight.

Recently, an Amtrak engineer was killed when pieces of lumber went through the windshield of his engine. This was caused by a shifted load on a freight train going in the opposite direction.

My questions is: How can these large corporations enjoy these profits while allowing these tragedies? I have been laid off as a car repairman and inspector since 1980. I am 50 years old. I would go back to work today if they were to call me. Some of my fellow workers tell me they are working 16 hours a day because the car department is so short of help.

ALBERT F. GORDON
Buffalo

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