Remarks to the Georgia Society of Ferroequinologists, November 13, 2020

This is a rough transcript.

I appreciate the opportunity to be here. I’m just excited that I can actually speak to a group, and I say ferroequinologist, people don’t look at me like I’ve got three heads. So that to me right there is very exciting. …

Well, thank you very much for the opportunity to be here today. I’m excited to talk about one of my favorite railroads, and it’s a railroad that probably, I’m going to hazard a guess, not a lot of people are familiar with. It is a short little railroad that was called the Indiana, Alabama and Texas Railroad.

And to me, it’s a great railroad because it has such a huge name. It sounds like it runs so incredibly far that it’s going to go away up to Indiana, all the way down to Alabama and then all the way over to Texas. And you would be forgiven for thinking that it might hit all of those states. And yet, what is so interesting about this railroad is it went to none of those states. Give it to the railroad builders of the 19th century to not build to any of the states in their name.