Where Are the Cars?

In Washington, Government officials talked of a coal shortage in many cities this winter. U.S. coal production was off so much that adequate stockpiles for winter could not be built up. In Oregon, some lumber mills had so much wood stacked around that they had to close for lack of storage space.

The reason for all this was a familiar one: the chronic freight-car shortage had become critical again. There were not enough cars to haul coal, wood, oil as fast as they could be produced.

Supposedly, the freight-car shortage had been solved last...

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