Principles of Railroad Consolidation

Archive Report

In the seven years that have elapsed since the passage of the Transportation Act and the return of the railroads to private control, March 1, 1920, only one important change has been made in the provisions of the act. This change was made by the last Congress when it adopted the new Railway Labor Disputes Act, first advanced by the railroad brotherhoods in 1923 and later supported by the railroad managers, as a substitute for the labor provisions of the Transportation Act. In all other important respects the act stands as it was written in 1920, although many of its provisions have failed to give full satisfaction.

Repeal or amendment of the rate-making section of the act has been repeatedly sought by agricultural interests since ...

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