Railroads: National Asset

Among the many requests that the Interstate Commerce Commission gets from railroads anxious to discontinue unprofitable passenger service, the one it ruled on last week was aptly described as "unique." The train that came under the commission's scrutiny operates almost at capacity in peak seasons, remains as plushly appointed as the day it came into operation 18 years ago, and has received virtually no complaints from passengers about deteriorating service. Moreover, noted the ICC, it passes through "some of the most spectacular scenery in the country" and thus is a "national asset."...

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