RAILROADS: Still Sliding

"To carry commuters such as these it costs your railroad $2 for every $1 received." So read the caption under a photograph of anonymous commuters in the New Haven railroad's annual report, which sadly totted up a $2,363,702 deficit in 1957. Last week, reporting an even steeper deficit of $3,018,169 just for January-February, the New Haven unhappily discovered the identity of the costly "commuters" pictured in its annual report. Names: Boston and Maine's President Patrick B. McGinnis—who was dumped as New Haven president after a 1956 commuter revolt against late trains—his wife,...

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