Shipping Big Iron & Rail Right-Of-Way Abandonment

From: Bob Brown <>
Date: Thu Mar 7 08:57:31 2002

Lots of old rail has been ripped-up in the chicago the
'Illinos Prairie Path'.

> > Where has rail been ripped up? I've never heard of that
> > happening. Is it a national trend?
>Of course, I'm aware of it primarily through local examples,
>but the local newspapers have run articles about how this is
>happening throughout the nation.... the midwest probably has
>more miles ot track to rip up, though...
>Recently, efforts have been underway to try to reclaim some
>abandoned right-of-way and use it to create light rail (i.e.
>trolley) lines...
>Once upon a time, there was a B&O spur that ran in front of the
>home I lived in as a child (not far from here)... Dad and I would
>walk one direction as far as the floodwall, and the other direction
>usually only as far as a small drug store that sold hot mixed nuts.
>Remember hot mixed nuts, hot peanuts, etc?
>Just a short walk further (which we never did) you'd find the
>coal company who used to deliver the coal by which we used to
>heat that house (did a natural gas conversion in '64 just before
>we moved out).
>But all that line is not greeway, replete with joggers...
>-dq #### #### Bob Brown - KB9LFR
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