Parallel on the other side of Metro, Wabash Avenue was to connect to I-795, and perhaps
will someday. Why the name Wabash? The Wabash Railroad was a main component of a
transcontinental rail system nearly completed by George Gould, son of rail baron
Jay Gould, after his ouster from the presidency of the Erie Railroad. George bought
majority interest in the Western Maryland from Baltimore City so the network
would connect to an Atlantic Ocean port (Baltimore).
Some other Gould railroads in this network were Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific,
Missouri Kansas & Texas ("Katy"), Denver & Rio Grande, and Western Pacific. Kingdon
Gould III, the great-great-grandson of Jay Gould, is behind the Konterra development
project along I-95 in Anne Arundel County.
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