National Geographic : 1943 Jul
RAILROADING CROSSES ANEW FRONTIER Here Currier and Ives, the famous portrayers of American life of the past century, depict one of the great eras of railroading-theachievement of rail transportation from East to West-the opening up of new lands and unexploited resources. JARS have a way of ending old eras and starting new ones. Following the Peace of 1865, the na tion was first united from coast to coast by bands of steel (May 10, 1869). Geographically, America has no new frontiers. Technically we have many. The curtain already has been drawn back on one element of the new era that surely will follow the present conflict a new tool for the improvement of national transpor- L tation-General Motors locomotives. Crossingthe new frontier is not alone for the railroads. GM Diesels will usher in new pos sibilitiesfor the farm andfor industry as well. I II 'CII ' 'rl I M ,; L :,L LTMB^B«-, * .