The commuter railroads

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B&O Railroad

Commuter Railroads while not as glamarous as the long distant lines soon became a major part of railroads in the United States. The biggest were and still are in New York and Chicago. In New York the LI railroad, the New Haven and the New York Central each brought tens of thousands of commuters daily from the New York suburbs. The trains made possible the existence of suburbs. In New York and a few select cities the commuter railroads were not supplanted by the car and remain today the prime method of commutations for millions. The railroads as all gone, but the government agency the Metropolitan Transit Authority has taken over the running of all these rails.


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