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bigkid posted:You are referring to the Penn building a rival line on the west shore of the Hudson to compete with the NYC (or irritate them). The government didn't step in, seeing the carnage that could unleash JP Morgan (if I remember the story correctly) basically grabbed the heads of the two companies and basically threatened to knock their heads together (figuratively) and forced a settlement whose details escape me at the moment. 

One of the unfinished routes became the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

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