Caption: The Modern Colossus of (Rail) Roads

Source/Date: Puck, December 10, 1879

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Creator: Joseph Keppler

Remarks: William Vanderbilt strides over all, with one foot on the New York Central lines and the other on the Lake Shore. Standing on his feet, tiny by comparison, are Jay Gould, controlling the Union Pacific, and Cyrus Field, who was involved in one of the New York Elevated lines. The sign in the foreground says "all freight seeking the seaboard must pass here and pay any tolls we demand." The flag over Field's line says "L Road; Many nickels stolen are millions gained, C. W. Field."

Keywords: Gould, Jay; Monopoly; Freight rates and service; Field, Cyrus W.; New York Central railroad; Lake Shore Railroad.