Rail Transport: Chicago Bottleneck?

This post by the noted economic historian Adam Tooze looks at the bottlenecks caused by Chicago’s rail infrastructure which is increasingly challenged by the growing and enormous volume of goods that pass through Chicago en route to other parts of the country. While his interest is not principally historical, Tooze gives several examples, with photographs, of currently utilized track and traffic management technologies that arguably should have become historical artifacts years ago.

~Thanks to David Ballard for this post

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