Thursday, February 4, 2016

Decline of U.S. Railroads - Animated Maps

Railroad History has always fascinated me. The two animated maps below vividly illustrate the huge loss of railroad passenger service across America...

Map from the National Association of Railway Passengers 
and Malcolm Kenton via Greater Greater Washington.
Animation by Joss Fong
Slowed Down by Rich Coffey

Article >

Watch: The slow, sad decline of Amtrak

Article >

1 comment:

  1. This decline is directly proportional to the amount of money the U.S. government put into highways (primarily) & aviation infrastructure.
    No airline ever built an airport. Detroit never paved one single inch of roadway.
    Every roadway from one's driveway to destination is highly subsidized.