RAILROADS: Something to Celebrate

Down to a bunting-draped Milwaukee depot one morning last week rode 75 bewhiskered, top-hatted men and hoopskirted women in three horse-drawn wagons. They piled into two yellow and maroon coaches and set off for a round trip to Wauwatosa, five miles westward, hauled by the same tiny, puffing "Old No. 1" locomotive that made the same trip to Wauwatosa 100 years ago. The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad—whose tracks now cover 11,000 miles and reach through twelve states from Chicago to Seattle—was celebrating its centennial.

But the road had something...

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