RAILROADS: Good News for Passengers

Four big U.S. railroads last week placed orders for radically new passenger cars in an effort to recapture lost passenger business and put it on a paying basis. ¶The Pennsylvania ordered a low-slung, lightweight stainless-steel train from the Budd Co. that will cost "somewhat over $1,000,000" and will have a capacity of 574 passengers. A separate power car will provide heat, light, and airconditioning for the seven tubular coaches. With coaches 2 ft. lower than present models, the train will take curves faster, cut running time between Washington and New York by 15%. Delivery: early 1956.

¶Robert R....

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