In the Senate of the United States, May 1, 1896; Ordered to Be Printed

In the Senate of the United States, May 1, 1896; Ordered to Be Printed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...the business between New York and San Erancisco by steamers which land at New Orleans, where the business takes your railroad hnes. Mr. Huntington. We pick up a good deal of business along tide water, but we can not get more than about just so much. Senator Morgan. The advantage of all of this business goes to the Southern Pacific, which competes with the Central Pacific? Mr. Huntington. Yes, It competes with it like all the other lines, but not to the same extent. The great through tonnage which is picked up is west of the Alleghanies. Senator Morgan. You have been vice-president of the Central Pacific from the time it was built until to-day. State something which you have ever done to increase the freights and travel on the Central Pacific road. Mr. Huntington. There are probably a dozen roads to New York that have through connection with San Francisco, and all of them solicit that business. We have one agent in New York, and the New York Central has one and more, and the Pennsylvania has one, and the Baltimore and Ohio has one. Senator Morgan. 1 am speaking of any particular efforts which you have made to increase the traffic of the Central Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. Huntington. I never go out soliciting trade. Senator Morgan. My question is not as narrow as that. My question is, What have you done as vice-president of the Central Pacific in order to increase the traffic on that road? Mr Huntington. We have our agents, who take business. Senator Morgan. I want to know what particular effort you nave made. Mr. Huntington. We depend largely for business on these other roads. There is no interest which we could have quite equal to that of the Pennsylvania or the New York Central. Senator Morgan. I understand you, by your evasion of my...
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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596234
  • 9781236596239