Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Rails and the Transcontinental Railway System

While this author compares the railroad to Rails programming, it seems to fall apart as currently the railroads are pulling out of unprofitable areas such as the Northwest states of North and South Dakota, who are losing population as the jobs go away (trucks can't carry everything profitably, either) - and the apparently only reason some of these areas were settled originally was the ready rail access (and also, the railroads were paid off in land, which they then sold to prospective buyers). (Poor sentence structure, but the ideas flow faster than grammar can keep up...)

The Railroad, Then and Now
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