Shipping Big Iron & Rail Right-Of-Way Abandonment

From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
Date: Tue Mar 5 10:25:46 2002

> There are some groups trying to revive the Chicago, North Shore, and
> Milwaukee r.o.w. as an alternative to a 3rd airport in Chicago. The idea is
> to build a high speed rail link from downtown Chicago to Mitchell Field in
> Milwaukee.

CSX (Chessie, PennRR, NYCentral, etc) abandoned significant local
right-of-way, which provided a local opportunity that couldn't
be passed up. Now we have a local RR company who uses the red
keystone as its logo (the line was originally PennRR). They're
doing pretty well, too...

Received on Tue Mar 05 2002 - 10:25:46 GMT

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