In 1908 the speed of New York Central's 20th Century Limited on the New York-Chicago run (960 mi.) was stepped up to an 18-hr. schedule to match that of Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania Special (later the Broadway Limited). A series of wrecks followed, causing public outcry against such risky operation. In 1912 both companies agreed to ease their limiteds' schedule off to 20 hr. where it has remained ever since. Last week both roads were considering plans to restore the 18-hr. speed for their two best trains late next month. Their officers believed that...

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