RAILROADS: Another Trunk Line?

At present, four great trunk lines connect Chicago and New York—the Baltimore & Ohio (1,014 miles), Erie (998 miles), New York Central (979 miles), Pennsylvania (909 miles). But from the recent attitude taken by President A. H. Smith, of the New York Central, it has been learned that that road contemplates establishing still another trunk line route between the two cities. Recent hearings of the Interstate Commerce Commission have been devoted to the old question of railroad consolidation. The tentative plan of the Commission had been to assign the Central Railroad of...

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