New England railroads in 1968

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New England railroads in 1968
Posted by wanswheel on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:29 AM
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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 8:51 AM

Thsnks!  In retrospect, a terrific amount of wishful thinking, particularly regarding freight traffic and profitability.

But Boston - Portland and north passenger traffic has ben revived, and the prediction of most freight to and from New England via Selkirk has taken place.

The complete loss of potato traffic from Maine due to mishandling by PC probably could not be predicted.  And it might have happened in any case due to improved roads and general advantages of trucks for the rather short haul.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:33 AM

Great map. Worth a million words. Explains a lot of confusion for me. 


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