Railroads: Looking Younger

Since Ben W. Heineman, 53, took control of the Chicago & North Western Railway eleven years ago, he has injected a youthful zip into the once floundering company. Last week he gave a further injection, naming 40-year-old Larry S. Provo to the company's No. 2 spot and making him just about the youngest president of a major U.S. railroad. Heineman has shifted some of his previous duties to the new man, but is not exactly ready for a golden-years club. He continues as chief executive officer as well as chairman.

Neither Heineman nor Provo could be called a typical railroad...

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