To combine the 62 railway systems west of Chicago into four great groups is the plan of President Hale Holden of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. Each group would include 30,000 to 35,000 miles of rail; each would have an investment value of approximately two billions; each would have access to the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean. The divisions proposed are based geographically upon the four great systems of the West:
The Hill Railroads.
The Union Pacific.
The Santa Fe.
The Southern Pacific.
" This plan," says Mr. Holden, "would...