By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor
Anyone following railroading today is aware of the delays getting freight through Chicago. The multi-million dollar series of CREATE projects is gradually eliminating choke points, but has a long way to go. Canadian National found its own solution, buying the Elgin Joliet & Eastern to bypass most of the congestion.
The railroads bunch together because Lake Michigan is in the way. However, from 1892 to the early 1980s, the lake offered a way around Chicago in the form of car ferries…. [Continue Reading]