This study of the Wren-Iroquois line of the Chicago & North Western was prepared for the South Dakota Task Force on Railroad Policy and is one of four authorized and funded by the 1974 State Legislature involving rail lines for which abandonment applications have been filed. The study considers the area served, products shipped, economic impact factors, costs of highway construction versus rail line upgrading, environmental considerations, results of questionnaire surveys of community leaders and rail users, and a report of the experiences of another area of South Dakota in the wake of abandonment of a similar Milwaukee Road branch line.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was done in cooperation with the South Dakota Task Force on Railroad Policy and The South Dakota Department of Transportation, Pierre, South Dakota. It is available to South Dakota residents free of charge.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Dakota, Vermillion

    Business Research Bureau, 414 East Clark Street
    Vermillion, SD  United States  57069-2390
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of South Dakota, Vermillion
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 111
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM