"To any thinking man it must be apparent that the railroads are of vital necessity to the country at large as they can more cheaply move a host of the heavy commodities than can the trucks, and of course the waterways do not and cannot reach every part of the vast territory that must be served. On the other hand it is equally apparent that many of the other types of traffic can be handled more readily and cheaply by truck than by rail. This would lead one to conclude that some way should be found to give to each system that part of the traffic which it is best fitted to handle, and that all along the line there should be a spirit of cooperation instead of the ruthless battle that has been carried on for the past few years. Such strife has succeeded in accomplishing nothing of a constructive nature but has caused much needless destruction of property and the loss of large sums of money to the participants in this warfare we well as similar losses to the bystanding public"--Introduction, page 2.
Carlton, E. W.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Committee of Public Relations of the Eastern Railroads
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 188 pages
© 1939 Herman Blickensderfer, All rights reserved.
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Commercial products -- Transportation -- United States
Shipment of goods -- United States
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Blickensderfer, Herman, "Coordination of transportation systems of the United States" (1939). Masters Theses. 6744.