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Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad
The Chicago & Western Indiana officially owned Dearborn Station. The C&WI itself was owned jointly by the C&EI, Erie, Grand Trunk, Monon and Wabash. Although Santa Fe operated the greatest number of trains at the station, it was only a tenant.
The Monon Railroad (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway) was profitable throughout the World War I period, but adverse trends appeared in the 1920s and gained momentum during the depression of the 1930s. To survive, it needed a "super railroader. It found one in John Barriger.
EMD Model 40; a rare early diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of GM is famous as a major US locomotive builder since the 1940's. Except for 2 demonstrators DH1 & DH2, the only real commercial small locomotive venture was the Model 40, introduced in 1940.
Original purpose of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western was to bring Scranton to the world. In the process, it became a major trunkline. It was a very important link for commuters in New Jersey.
West Side Rail Freight Line into Manhattan
Now abandoned and turning into a walkway called the High Line. History of New York City's West Side Freight Line.Begun in 1846, the New York Central's West Side Freight Line was the only freight railroad directly into Manhattan.
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