TRANSPORT: Failure in '43?

The price for one bad piece of rail last week was 72 lives (see p. 20). Next year on the railroads, the highways, and in the air, the price of neglect may be higher. In a fact-packed report on transportation the Truman Committee last week bluntly warned WPB and the Services that no further miracles could be expected from the overworked, undersupplied carriers. Only a generous quantity of new equipment and replacement parts can prevent a critical transportation breakdown in 1944.

The Rails. The railroad plant is wearing out faster than it is...

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