It is still appropriate and interesting and important subject matter. Many, many years ago, early 1950's I believe, those with the full CD can check on this, TRAINS ran an excellent article Grass Grows on the Midland, that both conveyed some of the spirit of the operation, the wildflower excursions, trains snowed in, etc. and the facts about its building and its demise. It was truly put to death by the USRA. But it probably should not have been built to begin with. At the time of its abandonment, it was by far the largest railroad abandonment. A portion at the east end survived until well after WWII as the Midland Terminal, even into dieselization.
Possibly the article should be available as a pdf.