Bricks Without Straw

War can be like Alice in Wonderland. Last week U.S. railroads learned that fact from the War Production Board.

Since 1942's carloadings are making history, the railroads expect to need up wards of 1,800,000 cars to carry the fall traffic peak, which appears likely to reach an alltime record. To meet this demand the Office of Defense Transportation had requested 130,000 new cars for delivery during the last eight months of the year. These, in addition to the 45,000 cars which the railroads were authorized to get by May, would give the railroads some...

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