Business: 214 for Pennsy

In the hustle of U.S. railroads to buy diesels, the Pennsylvania Railroad was highballing along faster than ever. Only last November it ordered 226 locomotives, costing $38 million, to give it the largest number of diesel locomotives (820) of any U.S. railroad (TiME, Nov. 21). Last week the Pennsy increased its lead even more, signed up for an additional 214 locomotives costing $55 million, the biggest diesel order on record.


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