Heard the advert from rail freight carriers? Where they claim to 'haul one ton of freight 400 miles on one gallon of fuel'? Somehow I doubt the figures, but I bet they're closer to factual than not. Well, via Instapundit, THIS: By request: why does rail suck? Notice that doesn't even address why the public shuns municipal public transportation... we dont want to go THERE, do we!