When you were a child I'm sure you played with Lionel, American Flyer, or Marklin or some other form of electric train. By now you must have ridden on an electric trolley car - even in the US. I say that because we act as if electric power had a curse on it. We have what we call a 'light rail' to all people. But a centruy ago or thereabouts we hauled heavy freight on electric power like foreign nations. Each time I receive a new copy of Progressive Railroading Magazine I look through it to find something on electric powered freight trains plus, of course, commuters and other passenger trains. But I find nothing when at one time, as I said above, it was so popular. Then it all stopped. Who did that? Someone's name is on it. Everyone is afraid to make a move, evidently.
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