Nation: Mean & Getting Meaner

In the 13 months since eleven unions struck the Florida East Coast Railway over a wage dispute, there have been some 200 acts of sabotage against the line. All told, 82 freight cars have been derailed, a station and a bridge burned, another bridge blown up, and $1,250,-000 damage done in one of the meanest railroad strikes in recent U.S. history. Last week it got even meaner.

A dynamite blast at a trestle near Miami sent 27 cars of a 91-car freight tumbling down an embankment into a stream. Three hours later, the railroad's only wreck-clearing derrick car in southern Florida...

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