Railway Age 1957 February 25 Weekly Pension funds Program for engineering progre
Railway Age 1957 February 25 Weekly Pension funds Program for engineering progre

Railway Age 1957 February 25 Weekly Pension funds Program for engineering progre

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Railway Age 1957 February 25 Weekly Pension funds Program for engineering progre
 
Railway Age February 25 1957 Vol 142 No 8
CONTENTS
Funding can trim pension costs   P. 9
Advance funding of a pension plan costs more initially, but compound interest, plus tax advantages, can provide longterm savings, according to a recent study.
Are modern box cars obsolete?   p.10
Gypsum industry traffic men say that box cars being ordered now "are generally antiquated from a design standpoint for today's needs." Their ideal car would be 50 ft long, smoother riding and easier to load.
Frisco gets five cars to do seven's work   p.18
It cuts length of trains, too, by using 70-ton pulpwood cars instead of 50-tonners.
What's going on-when and where   p.37
It's all right here for the reading: the program for the AREA's 56th annual meeting next week at St. Louis.
Undercover servicing at Council Bluffs   p.38
Nothing secret about it, though. It's the Union Pacific's new installation for fueling, sanding and watering diesels-all under one roof.
Nuclear studies leap ahead to new horizons   p.42
Number 5 in our railway research series is the story of the Rio Grande and the atom. It's an account of how this road's nuclear propulsion probe opened the door to unexpected applications.
The Action Page-What about subsidies?   p.68
The Lackawanna's Mr. Shoemaker rejects the idea of "federal help" to finance the freight car fleet. "Danger, defeatism and deterioration" would be the price, he contends.

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