TRANSPORTATION: Presidents' Plan

At 9 a. m. one day last week the East's five most potent railmen and their aides sat down around a big conference table in Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station. They were William Wallace Atterbury, strident and aggressive president of Pennsylvania R. R.; Patrick Edward ("Pull Eighty Cars") Crowley, diffident and watchful president of New York Central R. R.; Daniel Willard, precise and conciliatory president of Baltimore & Ohio; and the Brothers Van Sweringen, urbane and alert owners of Chesapeake & Ohio-Nickel Plate. Luncheon was served them in their chairs. Nine hours later they...

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