Through Trains at Last

Transcontinental rail passengers have finally been granted the privilege a pig has; they will not have to change trains in Chicago. Under the needling of Chesapeake & Ohio's Bob Young ("a hog can cross the country without changing trains, but you can't"), seven major roads* teamed up to start through-sleeper service this week between New York, Washington and Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

Through cars will be attached in New York to Chicago trains. In Chicago they will be hooked onto trains of the western roads. Passengers will not have to change trains, but will still have to...

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