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Railroads / Mahomet, Illinois #475813

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 1974
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(Studio) Government proposes to eliminate many railroads in the Midwest and East.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Mahomet, Illinois) Congress recently passed law forming Consolidated Railway Company; company to combine smaller railroads in financial trouble to make way for big, new railroad; some smaller routes to be dropped altogether, including railroad through Mahomet. [Mayor Paul GILLIGAN - says railroad removal to affect town's economy negatively.] Grain elevators, lumber companies, fertilizer plant all depend on the railroad. Department of Transportation decided railroad was unnecessary; no public hearing held.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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