Transport: Trackage South

No routes now existing shall be eliminated except with the consent of all participating lines or upon order of the Coordinator.

Into the Emergency Railroad Transportation Act he wrote for Congress last year Federal Transportation Coordinator Joseph Bartlett Eastman carved that clause as a stout weapon for just such a battle as he was in last week. For the first time he was telling potent carriers how to route their trains and for the first time the railroads were openly challenging his authority to dictate on ordinary traffic matters....

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