Poor Railroads, Poor Passengers

Brynes, Asher
July 1961
New Republic;7/3/61, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p22
Presents information on railroads. View that railroads have earned deficits on their passenger operations in 21 out of the past 25 years; Information on the fact that railroads made money in the war years when automobiles were in short supply, gasoline was rationed, and great numbers of troops and relocating workers and their dependents had to be shuttled from one place to another; Opinion that in freight service the efficiency of railroads is undisputable; View that railroad passenger service is growing more essential with the concentration of population in metropolitan areas and the industry is showing a decreasing capacity to provide it.


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