Re: What is a "granger railroad"?
William Bryk <wmbryk@...>
I think part of our thinking was molded by the mid-20th century experience:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
railroads like C&NW and Milwaukee with huge networks of branch lines over
the Northern Plains States - look at the old maps and the lines look like
capillaries in the human body - with light rail, used heavily only at
harvest time. And usually in and out of receivership.
I would add to the list of granger railroads the wonderfully ambitious
Midland Continental, which never quite reached either Winnipeg or the Gulf
of Mexico, but certainly served North Dakota. Once you begin thinking about
marginal short lines that never quite made it to 1950, the list grows
On 8/30/07, Allen Rueter <allen_282@...> wrote: