Business & Finance: Keep Them Traveling

If everybody wants to go somewhere for the Fourth of July weekend, no railroadman dares to think of the mess. And they all dread the effect on their future business, since it would underline the popular misconception that the roads cannot handle their normal passenger load on top of the gargantuan troop movements (2,500,000 troops in sleepers alone in five months) they have to handle first.

Fact is that, with the exception of travel to Washington and a few other bottlenecks, practically every railroad could handle a good many more passengers than it carries now. Passenger business is up 50%,...

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