The World's Work Volume 40

The World's Work Volume 40

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... freight shipped, let us say from Boston to New York, was actually stopped at every custom-house, the goods actually removed from the freight car, appraised by the revenue officers of the new state and loaded afresh on to another freight car operated by that state and carried across it only to the boundary of the state next to the south, where this entire operation would have to be repeated. This particular car-load, traveling over the tracks of the present New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad would, soon after leaving Boston, be halted at, let us say, Adamsdale, at the easterly boundary of Rhode Island, where it would be unloaded and passed through the Rhode Island custom-house, reloaded on a freight car belonging to the Rhode Island Government and carried on to the next customhouse in the vicinity of Stonington, Conn., where the operation would be repeated, traveling thence in a third car to Greenwich, Conn., or Portchester, N. Y., where it would be loaded on to a fourth car for its final destination in New York City. But this is only the first of the difficulties which would confront the shipper. Instead of the dozens of freight trains which now daily traverse this road unimpeded and at fair speed, imagine perhaps one freight train and at most not more than two a week from Boston to New York. If only this were the evil confronting that region, imagine what would become of the complex, highly organized, delicately inter-related, interstate trade, which is the very life blood of that manufacturing and trading community. A Manufacturer's Dilemma THE situation in mid-eastern Europe is infinitely worse than this. Let us carry our picture of the Pennsylvania-New YorkNew England region further. Imagine that none of these states had a...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847156
  • 9781236847157