RAILWAYS: A Bevy of Presidents

The Interstate Commerce Commission, after formulating a tentative plan for consolidating the railway systems of the East, opened its hearing in Washington, at which presidents of the leading railroads gave their views and made suggestions.

According to the proposed plan there would be three chief systems in the East under the consolidation, each built around one of the existing lines, the New York Central, the Pennsylvania, the Baltimore and Ohio. A. H. Smith, Samuel Rea, Daniel Willard, presidents of these respective roads, expressed their substantial approval of the Commission's plans with modifications....

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