Railway Age Weekly 1959 March 9 Weed Killers

Railway Age Weekly 1959 March 9 Weed Killers

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Railway Age Weekly 1959 March 9 Weed Killers
 
Railway Age Weekly 1959 March 9 Weed Killers
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Passenger losses rise in East   P. 9
Railroad passenger traffic continued to decline at a faster pace in the East last year than in other sections of the country. Possible reasons: competition from thickly webbed superhighways, high terminal costs and correspondingly high taxes, short hauls, and the perennial "commuter problem."
PRR lawyer named REA chief p.10
William B. Johnson, former assistant general counsel for the Pennsylvania, says he will bring a "railroad point of view" to Railway Express.
Cover Story-Canada picks railroads p.13
No other means of transportation, Canadians believe, can so quickly encourage development of their nation's vast natural resources. The amount of trackage laid recently, with much more to come, indicates the strength of that belief.
Cover Story-Weed killers may set a 1959 record p.16
Railroads might spend more money this year than ever before for chemical control of weeds and brush. Here's why there is increasing emphasis on use of chemicals to eliminate costly vegetation.
Alco speeds parts replacements p.26
The locomotive builder spent over $600,000 to guarantee its eastern U.S. and overseas customers faster delivery of replacement parts. It's being done from a new warehouse at North Bergen, N.J.
AREA meets at Chicago p.31
The program promises engineers a profitable and interesting session.
Gurley: Railroading radical? p.34
Fred G. Gurley, who retired as Santa Fe chairman February 28, was responsible for some revolutionary changes in the industry. On the other hand, during his tenure, the Santa Fe often exhibited symptoms of extreme conservatism.
New products to help the engineer p.40
A description of new and improved products and machines for railroad engineers and maintenance of way personnel.
SP testing auto piggyback p.48 Preliminary experiments on West Coast show autos arrive
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