Railway Age Weekly 1959 January 12 How A&S Keeps Road Switchers Busy

Railway Age Weekly 1959 January 12 How A&S Keeps Road Switchers Busy

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Railway Age Weekly 1959 January 12 How A&S Keeps Road Switchers Busy
 
Railway Age Weekly 1959 January 12 How A&S Keeps Road Switchers Busy
34 Pages
Contents
Labor Act reforms: Outlook dim P. 5
A "labor-minded" Congress shouldn't be expected to displease the unions by passing management-sponsored amendments.
What are 1959's biggest tasks? P. 7
Leading railroad men cite major problems that will confront the industry in the new year.
How A&S keeps its road switchers busy p.11
The answer is skilled workmen and a handy stock of replacement parts ready for speedy installation. Parts kept in stock range from complete spare engines to a locomotive truck and electrical components. The system keeps A&S road switchers available for regular operation a high percentage of the time.
Remote control saves money p.16
The New Haven cut yearly expenses by $12,500 when it converted a section of its line from manual block to operation by remote control. The new signal installation is based upon slow codes sent through rails to determine whether a block is occupied.
This coal dock works fast p.24
C&O's new $7,000,000 facility, at Presque Isle docks in Toledo, is said to be the world's largest and fastest. It can transfer up to 6,000 tons of coal per hour from railroad cars to ships.
Early paint rate ruling asked p.28
Eastern railroads have asked for an oral argument, other shortcuts, to expedite the ICC decision in the "paint rate case."
The Action Page-Spotlight on the sales departmentp.34
Expense-cutting can make an important contribution to earnings-but no railroad can make money solely by economizing.
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