Railway Age 1957 February 11 Weekly Dust Bowl Do Rrs need federal aid?
Railway Age 1957 February 11 Weekly Dust Bowl Do Rrs need federal aid?

Railway Age 1957 February 11 Weekly Dust Bowl Do Rrs need federal aid?

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Railway Age 1957 February 11 Weekly Dust Bowl Do Rrs need federal aid?
Railway Age February 11 1957 Vol 142 No 6
Rails look for end to 'dust bowl'   P. 7
Although the Southwest's seven-year dry spell has cut deeply into railroad shipping of farm products in the area, no one concedes that the southern plains have become an everlasting desert.
Mail policy provokes Barriger broadside   P. 8
Scores diversion of P&LE mails to highways but draws return salvo from a postal official who blames railroads for the situation.
Cast steel wheel gets AAR approval   p.17
The effective date is March 1, which will mark the high point in several years' research and field testing by two of the large producers of such wheels.
Do railroads need federal aid?   p.30
The railroad industry should seek governmental loans or guaranties for a large and steady freight car program, says W. Arthur Grotz, president of the Western Maryland. He foresees no cost to taxpayers, and great benefit to the public.
From the scrapheap-A 'pint-sized' coal terminal.. p.32
The TP&W, using a large proportion of salvaged materials, has built a highly efficient, small-volume rail-to-barge transfer facility in Warsaw, Ill.
Freight is moving on 4 wheels   p.34
ACF "Adapto" cars are being used in the Rock Island's Convert-A-Frate service and in the PRR's "True-Train" service. The former road uses the cars in conjunction with demountable gondola and box units, also built by ACF.
New look in platform roofs  p.37
High strength, durability and utility keynote modern platform shelters built by the Swiss Federal Railways. Reinforced concrete pillars are used to support long girders of steel tubing.
When should you electrify?  p.38
The effect of the price of oil versus electricity on locomotive energy costs has been demonstrated by John C. Aydelott of the General Electric Company.
The Action Page-Step by step progress   p.48
The Cabinet Committee report would not result in an integrated national transportation policy, even in the unlikely event that all of its recommendations should become law. But that is no reason to defer action to put its salutary proposals into law, as a first step toward such a policy.

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