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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 4:22 p.m. PST

Interesting indeed….



rmaker20 Apr 2019 10:06 p.m. PST

Great depression of 1930s almost managed to completely destroy US railway industry.

Not true. Wilson's illegal nationalization of the railroads during and after WW1 was the culprit. Most railroads received no maintenance during the period 1817-1920 because the railroad czar (who just happened to be Wilson's son-in-law) decided that such spending was taking advantage of the government to line the pockets of the stockholders.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2019 3:22 p.m. PST



Davek0scale23 Apr 2019 6:48 a.m. PST

oh internet knowledge, thank you for the perspective rmaker.

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