TRANSPORTATION: New England Inkling

Unapportioned among the big four Eastern railroads—Pennsylvania, New York Central, Baltimore & Ohio, Nickel Plate-Chesapeake & Ohio—was the New England rail territory in their huge Eastern merger agreement of last month (TIME, Jan. 12). Last week came an inkling of what these systems proposed to do with this important trackage when William H. Boyd, personal counsel for the Nickel Plate's Van Sweringen brothers, addressed 400 potent New Englanders at Providence. Mr. Boyd, who would not have conceivably spoken out of turn on such a delicate...

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