In my most recent Railway Age article entitled “U.S. Railroads Resurgent With Digitization at Just the Right Time,” I described how the railroads were the driver of U.S. growth, expansion and prosperity. They provided the spine for the economy to flourish.
Author: Daniel MacGregor
The first plans to build a U.S. transcontinental railroad from East to West were drawn up in 1845. As “Last Spike” ceremonies came to an end during the late 1800s, this vast investment in infrastructure became the core of American culture and economic power.