RAILROADS: New Hand on the Throttle?

Into Albany's high-vaulted Washington Avenue Armory last week streamed 2,000 New York Central Railroad stockholders, primed for the showdown in the long and dirty fight for control of the road. Amid the popping of flashbulbs, President William White strode into the hall. After him came his archrival and pretender to the job of running the Central, Robert R. Young. Both men had come up from Manhattan on a special stockholders' train, had carefully avoided each other as they and their cohorts went about handshaking, passing out campaign buttons, and politicking for proxies....

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