Business & Finance: Rail Prosperity

Back at the beginning of 1925, many business prophets predicted a banner year for U. S. railroads. Their prediction has been realized in fact. In October, the Class I roads broke all earnings records. Total earnings for that month reached $137,699,986—an increase of more than $3,000,000 over the September record of $134,584,916. Earnings for October, 1924, were $127,105,089.

The greatest prosperity in railroading was seen in the southern district, and resulted not only from the Florida boom but the general opening-up of the southeastern states which is now going on. In the East,...

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