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hound29 t1_j9bh3id wrote

And it isolated New England for a stretch. The only long distance route in or out operable was the B&M main line to Portland. Significant freight including all milk all siphoned to one albeit major line all while rebuilding (at least what wasn’t left) the rest of the system. All was done in a manner of weeks. There are some great narratives from RR in that time


Curious_Buffalo_1206 t1_j9f5ahq wrote

These days, they’d have grifter consultants like McKinsey study it for 30 years before they broke ground on reconstruction. Then they’d have four managers breathing down the neck of every worker, wondering how they can make him work 10% faster while they jerk each other off all day.