Working on the Railroad: A History of the South Dakota Core Rail System

Working on the Railroad: A History of the South Dakota Core Rail System

Steven J. Bucklin focuses on Gov. William J. Janklow’s decision to have the state purchase rail lines in “Working on the Railroad: A History of the South Dakota Core Rail System.” By 1979, many of the railroad companies in South Dakota had gone bankrupt, leaving farmers unable to transport crops efficiently. Janklow supported the state’s purchasing and running of several rail lines, which restored or maintained service on vital routes.

 

Bucklin teaches at the University of South Dakota and is the author of several books and articles on South Dakota and diplomatic history.