Originally Posted by doc73
Around here they used to be. Where I work used to be a major junction for the rails. Used to be hundreds of tracks all over the place in our Township. They have slowly pulled them up, made trails, and made places to live where they once stood. While Walmart did not exist 100 ago the world did exist.. All around the rails.
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The gov't has been down on railroads since WWII. The truckers have the gov't's ears, not the railroads. Also air travel. Look at what the gov't pays for air traffic control, etc. The railroads have been left to rot, hence rails to trails.
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