purple_persuader Wrote:
Apr 04, 2012 2:11 PM
Jack you nothing of history, the transcontinental railroad was intentionally prolonged in it's construction, and intentionally built to go a longer way because the railroaders were being paid by the mile. This is just the plain historical truth, to say otherwise is to lie, it is also to ignore a private railroad built by James hill that cost less per mile and lasted longer due to better construction. Yes, oh ignorant one, the vast majority of transportation prior to the WBTS was private..again just plain historical fact. Add the fact that the government took over road building, just means that ability was taken away from private enterprise and done wastefully.