It's a damn shame what MNRR did replacing that bit of living history. Trains still go just as slow in that stretch as they used to, the only difference is that now passengers don't have any objects of industrial beauty to enjoy as they plod along.
Yes it is a dam shame that the commuter railroads are spending money
to improve the ride for their customers, the commuters need a modern,
reliable railroad to get where they are going in a timley fashion.
New signals and systems, new overhead wire and catenary systems,
new locomotives and other items all vitally needed.
Are you against all progress? It certainally seems that way from reading
what you post on here.
Come on, accept progress, get with it.