TRANSPORTATION: Seatrain

Wind & wave were not the only hazards faced by a strange looking craft which set out from Hoboken, N. J. via Havana for New Orleans last week. At the last moment, the Seatrain New York was almost scuttled by a Shipping Board ruling.

Atlantic shipping lines, Seaboard Railways and unfriendly shippers protested bitterly to the Shipping Board and the Interstate Commerce Commission that the Seatrain, a floating railroad yard with a mile of track below-deck to hold 100 loaded freight cars, was damagingly unfair competition. Seatrain New York has a speed...

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