Business & Finance: Double Death

Two U. S. railroads went last week not into receivership or reorganization but into the grave. One died as a cattle-killer; the other was murdered by the motorcar.

Cattle-road was Bellevue & Cascade of Iowa which operated, intermittently, 35.7 miles of track. Bellevue & Cascade had only one locomotive, a 50-year-oldster whose axle broke in 1934. Since that accident, claimed angry farmers, the train jumped the track so often and killed so many cattle that no farmer would ship livestock on it. The Interstate Commerce Commission gave permission for the mileage to be abandoned....

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