As politicians and the press argue about what mode of transport best suits auto executives when traveling from Detroit to Washington in order to attain another bailout, it occurs to me that had we not been so quick to trade our steel wheels for rubber, perhaps we wouldn’t be on the verge of totally derailing the U.S. economy. While one can not deny the role of the “Big Three” in fueling America’s juggernaut postwar growth, one might question the wisdom of those that put the iron horse out to pasture.
In the current issue of American Public House Review our correspondents expose their passions for trains big and small. From Lionel to the Lackawanna we explore our nation’s railroading history, and as always we find the time and a proper stop for some track side libations at The Station at Mountain Lakes.
But never let it be said that we as an organization live too much in the past and refuse to embrace the future. In an upcoming article, written from a bar stool at the Slainte Pub in Baltimore, our editorial staff will unveil their choice for the future in hybrid transportation.