Transport: Freight Cars

Because two-thirds of the country's rail mileage is being operated at a loss, Federal Transportation Coordinator Joseph Bartlett Eastman few months ago recommended a plan which, he claimed, would save the roads $100,000,000 annually. Key of the plan was that all rail merchandise services be pooled into two competing agencies of comparable traffic and financial strength, to be owned by two big groups of railroads. Mr. Eastman's plan left the railroads cold. Even less enthusiasm greeted suggestions for pooling of U. S. freight cars. To this the industry objected hotly with cries...

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