Railway Age 1956 September 17 To win passengers Advertise 12 rectifer type locos
Railway Age 1956 September 17 To win passengers Advertise 12 rectifer type locos
Railway Age 1956 September 17 To win passengers Advertise 12 rectifer type locos
Railway Age 1956 September 17 To win passengers Advertise 12 rectifer type locos

Railway Age 1956 September 17 To win passengers Advertise 12 rectifer type locos

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Railway Age 1956 September 17 To win passengers Advertise 12 rectifer type locos
 
Railway Age September 17 1956 Vol 141 No 11
CONTENTS
To minimize a growing car shortage . . . . . . railroads are taking vigorous action aimed at making best possible use of the available car fleet. Record orders and car repair programs supplementing these efforts seem sure to keep shortages below last year's levels. p. 7
Pleas for higher passenger fares . . . . . . have been supported in statements filed with the ICC by the New York Central and Pennsylvania. The former says it wants to stay in the passenger business only where it is economically possible. . . . p.8
FORUM: Systematic, long-range rate strategy . . . . . . should replace the "across the board" rate increase device for protecting railroad revenue. Whether or not railroads are privately owned ten years from now may depend upon the intelligence and speed with which they introduce modern and realistic methods into the pricing of their transportation services. . . . p.21
The twelve rectifier-type locomotives . . . . . . ordered last year by the Virginian for delivery beginning next month will operate two in multiple most of the time. After receipt of the 12 units, built by General Electric, the railroad plans to retire 36 thirty-year-old electric locomotive units. . . . p.22
$2 million are being spent . . . . . . by the Pennsylvania to modernize ticket selling facilities in Pennsylvania Station, New York. One hundred television cameras and 96 receivers will enable ticket sellers to see Pullman and reserved seat coach space available to and from any of 76 designations. . . .  p. 24
What may be the longest stretch . . . . . . of railroad ever built in Latin America at one time is scheduled for completion in 1958. The 468-mile 3-ft-gage line, to connect Colombia's industrial area with ports on the Caribbean, will cost an estimated $80 million... p.26

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