Business & Finance: Efficient Freight Movement

The freight movement this Fall has been the heaviest in the history of the country. For 16 consecutive weeks car loadings have exceeded 1,000,000 cars, yet since last June there has been a surplus of cars in good condition averaging over 50,000 cars.

This unexpectedly successful handling of unprecedented freight has been possible owing to new purchases of equipment, and more adequate repair work. On Jan. 1, 24.1% of total locomotives awaited repairs, while on Oct. 1 this had been reduced to 15.3%. Similarly 9.5% of freight cars awaited repairs on Jan. 1, compared...

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