Business: Gasoline Locomotives

Not satisfied with crippling the street railways and furnishing active competition to the short-haul steam roads, the ever-growing motor industry is now beginning to appropriate the very tracks of the steam locomotive. It is likely that this invasion will never be crowned with complete success. Yet it is equally likely that the gasoline locomotive will in a few years be a familiar sight on branch lines of most U. S. railway systems.

The latest experiment—for it is still such—in rail transportation under gasoline power will be tried on the Rock Island, on whose rails...

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