Back On Track

A strike forces Congress to make the trains run on time

NEARLY EVERY AMERICAN INSTITUTION FROM THE big top to the Big Three found itself in a state of suspended animation last week. A strike brought most of the country's vast railroad network to a stop, idling three General Motors plants, stranding goods and produce on their way to market and even causing the cancellation of a performance by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Outside the Northeast, Amtrak passengers scrambled for rental cars and airline tickets as service that normally runs along freight lines was disrupted. The strike, however, was temporarily ended 48 hours after it began when Congress...

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