RAILROADS: Strike on the Pennsy

At 12:05 one morning last week, blustery, bogtrotting Mike Quill, boss of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. Transport Workers Union, walked up to union pickets outside Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. Got to get some exercise, boys," he said in his carefully nurtured County Kerry brogue, and took a picket sign and began to march. Thus last week did Mike Quill's T.W.U., along with the System Federation union, shut down the Pennsylvania Railroad for the first time in its history. To newsmen Quill growled: "It took 114 years to close down this line, and it may...

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