CARRIERS: When If Ever a Profit?

One night last week the members of the New York Railroad Club sat down to their 67th annual dinner in Manhattan's Hotel Commodore. For topflight railroad executives it was a relatively cheery meal. They were still chortling because freight carloadings rose 30% between Sept. 9 and Oct. 21 —the largest increase over the shortest period in U. S. history. Phrases like "this augurs well" cropped up in more than one of the evening's speeches. But to thoughtful men among them, the carloading boom was an ugly fact to face. For it demonstrated...

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