RAILROADS: Medicine for the New Haven

A complex prescription to cure the ailing New Haven Railroad—and other money-losing roads as well—was drafted last week for the Interstate Commerce Commission. Written by ICC Commissioner Charles A. Webb and Hearing Examiner Richard S. Ries, the prescription is aimed at curing the New Haven's steadily rising deficit (expected to hit $14.4 million this year), but some of its ingredients are bound to leave a bad taste in the mouth of everyone from New Haven President George Alpert to the extra engineer who goes along for a free ride on diesel runs.

Certain to be adopted by ICC unless the...

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