First Midland Continental Train Through Wimbledon 1906

While the Northern Pacific and Great Northern were transcontinental railroads running east to west, the Midland Continental Railroad was intended to run as a north-south transcontinental line between Winnipeg and Texas’ Gulf Coast.

In March 1906, Chicago lawyer Herbert Sydney Duncombe and Case Company president Frank K. Bull organized a group of investors and organized the Midland Construction Company to build their envisioned railway. 

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