TRANSPORTATION: How Not to Run a Railroad

This, on the basis of actual events, was what could have happened to a commuter on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad last week: After scurrying through Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal to catch the New Haven's 5:29 train for Greenwich, Conn., the commuter settled in his seat just as the train pulled out. He did not get far: halfway through the tunnel, the train lurched to a stop, stood there for nearly an hour because its engine had broken down. Next morning the commuter, along with 15,000 others on 24 New Haven trains, was delayed some 40...

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