Canada: Flying Low

The usual reaction of railroaders to unprofitable passenger runs is to cut them out or make them virtually unbearable. Not so with the government-owned Canadian National Railways, which last week announced that though it lost $60 million on 1965 passenger service, it has now ordered five of the turbotrains developed by the U.S.'s United Aircraft Corp. Even without roadbed improvements, these lightweight, low-slung, turbojet-powered whizbangs should be able to clip nearly an hour off the present five-hour Montreal-Toronto run.

Though the U.S. Department of Commerce plans to test a pair of...

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