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Tankers sit on railroad tracks just south of Dickinson's downtown Wednesday afternoon. Currently, trains passing through Dickinson sound their horn several times, as required by federal mandate, to warn motorists and pedestrians, but that could change if the city pursues a path to becoming a Federal Railroad Administration "quiet zone."

Possibly wanted: The silence of the trains

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Railroad tracks in southwest North Dakota are getting a lot of use lately as locomotive transport has become the most popular mode of moving oil out of the Bakken.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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