American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century

by Robert E. Gallamore and John R. Meyer,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 9, 2015

In 1900, railroads were the go-to mode of transportation in the United States, for passengers as well as freight. More than a century later, railroads are out of sight, out of mind. They are also-rans, it seems, to cars, trucks, tankers, and airplanes.

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