Business: Longest


The Manhattan banking firms of Speyer & Co. and J. & W. Seligman & Co. now control the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co. (the Frisco). In the past two months, they have quietly been buying up a substantial interest in the Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co. (the Rock Island), an interest which the directors of the Frisco announced last week had been acquired by them with a view to merging the two systems. The new system will have the longest trackage in the world—13,585 miles, 5,546 in the Frisco and 8,039...

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