Business: Small Potato Road

No great rail tycoon is onetime (1926-31) Senator Arthur Robinson Gould of Maine. But he has been a happy rail tycoon and a prosperous one. The great blight which has fallen upon U. S. transportation systems has bothered him not at all.

The Gould railroad domain is known by the corporate title of Aroostook Valley Railroad Co. It consists of 36.60 mi. of 70-lb. tracks threading through the potato-rich Aroostook Valley, connecting with the Canadian Pacific at Washburn Junction and Bangor & Aroostook ("The Potato Road") at Washburn. Its stations include Sweden. Adaline, Caribou,...

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