RAILROADS: Cars for Sale

The Assistant Attorney General of the U.S., youngish, trust-crunching Wendell Berge, was a greatly annoyed man last week. The reason: no one seemed to be in any hurry to plunk down $81 million for the 7,121 sleeping and parlor cars, the mountains of hand towels, bed sheets, the ten laundries, etc. that Pullman, Inc. had for sale. Until a buyer could be found, the grand finale to one of Berge's most successful antitrust suits could not be written.

Last June, after Berge convinced a fed eral court that Pullman's ownership of its sleeping-car operating company and...

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