Railway Age Weekly 1959 April 20 How TTX Gets Top Car Utilization

Railway Age Weekly 1959 April 20 How TTX Gets Top Car Utilization

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Railway Age Weekly 1959 April 20 How TTX Gets Top Car Utilization
Railway Age Weekly 1959 April 20 How TTX Gets Top Car Utilization
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WP goal: 20% rise in loadings   P. 9
President Whitman has asked the road's new Marketing Division to find 120 more cars a day in 1959 than the road handled in 1958. Here's the story of how-and why-the WP has made a radical change in its sales set-up.
Cover Story-How TTX gets top car utilization p.13
Trailer Train's car fleet carries an estimated 40(,, of all piggyback shipments moving today. Standardization of equipment is the pillar on which the company has been built, says its general manager.
Trailer Train adds new cars to its fleet p.16
The car-pool firm owns the country's largest fleet of 85-ft flat cars. Because of rapidly expanding piggyback traffic, TTX doubled its original order for 400 of the giant cars. The order was divided equally between ACF and Pullman-Standard.
Tobin backs rail commuter aid p.26
LIRR and NYC presidents agree with director of the Port of New York Authority that some form of commuter relief is needed, but differ on its form and scope.
Firemen threaten CNR strike p.28
Canadian National is facing the first major strike threat of 1959. The dispute centers around the elimination of firemen from diesel locomotives in freight and yard service.
RRs hit Illinois tax basis p.30
They're concerned by the increasing tax burden caused when property is made tax-free and used for highways, airports and waterways terminals. An ad valorem tax, they contend, would ease the burden.
Healthy rails held vital to defense p.42
Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization tells Congressional committee that policies improving the railroads' long-term health will best prepare them for defense mobilization.
The Action Page-Wake them up about Russia! p.46
The Soviet Union knows what form of transportation is the most productive. They're spending money to develop their railroads. The U.S. spends billions on transportation luxuries: waterways and superhighways. There's still time for remedial action-but the sand is running low.
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