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Grenville Dodge Builds Railroads
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During the Civil War, as a Brigadier General, he provided valuable service in bridge and railroad construction to the Union Army. Today he is the chief engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. A man to be admired. But Dodge and his railroad are losing popularity. The railroads have a great deal of power; power to set freight and passenger rates as high as they please. They also have a lot of influence in government, so that often they can get the kind of laws that they want; laws that eventually mean higher profits. People are beginning to question these powers saying that the railroads have a responsibility to provide the best service for a fair price. The day is not far off when the people will demand laws to restrict the power of the railroad.
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