Road to Oblivion

Uncover the hardships and misfortunes of the Wisconsin & Calumet Railroad, the Vicksburg Route, the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad, and the Chicago, Missouri & Western Railroad.

Financial hardships, highway competition, and inadequate maintenance and investment led to the abandonment of a wide array of railroads. Take a look at our free 45-page PDF download to uncover the history behind the following railroads:

  • The formation of the Wisconsin & Calumet Railroad and the different rail lines it operated, restored, and acquired.
  • How the Vicksburg Route changed over time due to the geographical wealth of the area, its location, and the history surrounding it.
  • The reasons behind why many people refer to the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad as a hardworking regional.
  • The road of misfortune and the constant state of instability that the Chicago, Missouri & Western Railroad had to deal with.

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