LAME LINES TO MAIN LINES : ONCE,THEY WERE OVERLOOKED BRANCHES AND SECONDARIES

This article describes how four overlooked and underused branch and secondary lines have become important, bustling routes. Guernsey, Wyoming was a quiet yard and crew change point on an equally quiet low-grade route linking Billings, Montana with yards in Denver and Lincoln, Nebraska. When Powder River coal started flowing, Guernsey grew by leaps and bounds. Similar transformations are described for the New York, West Shore & Buffalo line, which it describes as the “unwanted stepchild in New York Central’s dynasty,” Wisconsin’s Soo Line, and the Vicksburg Route Division that ran between Meridian, Mississippi and Shreveport, Louisiana. Then-and-now photographs accompanying the article help to depict the changes that have taken place.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Page range: pp 36-43
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187
  • Authors:
    • Van Hattem, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 8p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:34AM