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Back on Tracks

Congress is gridlocked over infrastructure. On one side, Democrats want to invest in America. On the other side, Republicans want to tighten government's belt...

Railroads: All Aboard for Conrail

A railroad for sale? It may sound like a game of Monopoly, but the Department of Transportation last week was taking bids for the Consolidated Rail Corp...

RAILROADS: Racing Toward an Urgent Rescue

ANY Congressman, investor or shipper who might have thought that the Government solved U.S. railroads' financial problems a year ago, when it took over the...

RAILROADS: Help Wanted

RAILROADS Help Wanted "A mighty industry has come upon sick and precarious times. Our railroads are in a very serious condition." Thus last week did...

Railroads: Profits & Perils

Nowhere has the purposeful spreading out of work to make jobs been more conspicuous than on the railroads, and nowhere has the Government tried harder to end...

RAILROADS: Ninth Raise

The Interstate Commerce Commission last week gave U.S. railroads a freight-rate increase—for most of them, the ninth such raise since the end of World War II...

Railroads: Victory for Piggybacks

Despite the all-out opposition of James Hoffa's Teamsters Union, U.S. railroads last week won a crucial battle in their campaign to regain some of the business...

Railroads: A Going Thing

U.S. railroads first turned to piggy backing as a desperate way to fight off the truckers. For a long time, piggy backing — the hauling of loaded trailers or...

Railroads: Merging at Milk-Train Speed

Moving with the velocity of a milk train, the proposed merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central into a single 20,000-mile system to be...

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Photo Essays

Voice of America: Johnny Cash in 1969

“Every man knows he is a sissy compared to Johnny Cash.” — Bono There aren’t too many American artists of the past century who left a richer legacy, and one can...

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