Official Information; The American Railway Association. Special Committee on National Defense ... Number 1-21

Official Information; The American Railway Association. Special Committee on National Defense ... Number 1-21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... delivered more than 12,000 carloads of lumber and other building supplies to the 16 the local movement of materials during the construction work, many miles of extra trackage have been laid at each site at the expense of the railroads. Plans for the solution of one of the most important transportation problems thrust upon the railroads of this country by the war have just been adopted by the Railroads' War Board after a series of conferences with authorized representatives of the Army, the Navy and the United States Shipping Board. The problem concerns the supply and prompt movement of the thousands of cars required by the Government to transport lumber and other supplies to the ship building yards, the army cantonments and other mobilization points. During the next few months, it is estimated that more than 100,000 cars will be needed for Government purposes. Government To Keep Railroads Posted Under the plans agreed upon by the Railroads' War Board and representatives of the Government, the Government will give advance notice to the War Boards' Commission on Car Service whenever orders are placed for more than ten carloads of materials or supplies. The Government will also issue, where necessary, through its authorized representatives, orders to the railroads on which the supplies are to be shipped, instructing them to provide the number of cars ordered within the time specified and at the shipping points designsted. To prevent shippers from utilizing for their own selfish purposes cars needed for Government service, the Railroads' Var Board has issued strict orders to all the railroads absolutely to forbid shippers the use of any of the Government-ordered cars for any purpose except the loading specified in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746732
  • 9781236746733