A couple of readers take issue with my assertion in today’s dweeb-out that “U.S. railroads were nationalized in 1970.” I was referring to the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, which spawned Amtrak. Under this law, the government took over passenger service from the private railroads. I did not mean to suggest that U.S. railroads were entirely nationalized, and should have been clearer.
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