The trains brought reliable commerce, reliable established infrastructure and made it possible to get mail and contact into remote locations.
It was how Canada's west was made possible too.
And you only need to look at how towns usually die the second the trains are gone. The trains no longer come to my hometown, and the industry in town is nearly non existent now. It's now all about grocery stories and big box suppliers and cottages. Nothing is really "made" here much any more. Our biggest industry lately seems to be pregnant single teenage girls.
Life is change. Built models for decades.
Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
I didn't for a long time either.
Last edited by LRB; 29 Jan 08 at 17:37..