Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Then and now comparison of Pearl Harbor's train traffic

Passenger trains departed Honolulu every 5 minutes for Pearl Harbor in WW2, and there hasn't been a train on that route for decades. There may be if they ever finish the elevated line...

There were 2 dozen freight trains and a thousand train cars. Honolulu is, has been for a long time, the largest city in the 50 states with no train line, basically since the mid 50s.

Photo by Kent Cochran

From the book: When the Railroad Leaves Town: American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment: Western United States by Joseph P. Schwieterman

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