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26/12/1917 The U.S. government took over operation of the nation's railroads

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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214

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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214

The United States Railroad Administration temporarily took over management of railroads during WWI to address inadequacy in critical facilities throughout the overall system, such as terminals, trackage, and rolling stock. The order for nationalization was issued by President Woodrow Wilson.
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