RAILROADS: Winter Woes

Heavy snows, high winds and subnormal temperatures last week brought Eastern railroads—and their chilled passengers—their worst disaster in years. Nine inches of snow piled up in Manhattan, 13 inches in Philadelphia, and 14 inches in Washington, D.C., and no icicle-encrusted Lower Slobbovians were ever more solidly snowbound. Groaned one passenger who spent 13½ hours (instead of four) between Washington and New York: "A few inches of snow—and blooey."

"Blooey" was right. Every one of the major lines serving the Atlantic Coast from Washington to Boston was hard hit.. As drifting snow buried...

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