Until 1940, the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad bisected the airport into north and south sections. But the railroad was rerouted, and in 1941 the tracks were removed and the two sections united.

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By M.E. Singer

Although I acknowledge how thrilled we should all be that The Wall Street Journal plunged into depths unknown by electing to run yet another story on Amtrak, “New Finance Chief Looks to Keep Amtrak on Track ” (17 April), the story was overly conflated with the proposed cuts in federal funding, Penn Station derailments, and the ever so popular Governor Christie of New Jersey blithely blaming Amtrak for his own state’s poor planning and safety record of NJT. However, in respect to Yogi Berra, I experienced a moment of “deja vu-all over again” in the lack of knowledge of this journalist, or, simply the writer being uninterested in pursuing any meaningful follow-up. As my response to this piece was limited by the WSJ’s policy, I wanted to expand here upon my reaction and dissect this minimalist, superficial interview in respect to how the real media transportation writers…

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Barriger shows success in 1948 at the Monon

In the August, 1948 TRAINS Magazine, Barriger was showing profits with the Monon Railroad. When Barriger took over the Monon in 1946, he became aggressive! He announced fast freights that run on schedule no matter how much business was at hand. The “old” Monon had held freight until a maximum trainload was accumulated. The “new” Monon ran short, profitless freights for many months until shippers realized that good service was available.

Many railroad executives thought Barriger’s policies would bring disaster, but they did not realize the cautious operating ability that went along with his willingness to spend money to make money, and in his belief in the future of the Monon.

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Pennsylvania RR Procedures: 1939 ROYAL TOUR

Schedule: Train from Red Bank, NJ to New York Penn Station. Royal Party boards US Navy Destroyer. Staff boards US Coast Guard Cutters.

Schedule: Train from New York Penn Station, passed to New Haven Railroad (SS-4). Proceeds to New Rochelle Yard. Reverses, changes power and goes To Mott Haven (SS-MO). Train delivered to New York Central RR. Power and crew change. Trains to Poughkeepsie (no power change at Harmon… NY Central “Hudson” all the way. Royal party entrains at Hyde Park. Train delivered to Delaware & Hudson at Rennselaer. Engine and crew change. NY Central pilot to Troy. Train crosses Green Island Bridge. Goes through Cohoes, Ballston Spa and Saratoga.

Schedule: Water and inspection stop at Whitehall. At Rouses Point, newspapermen, etc. detrain at Rouses Point. Train handed over to D&H subsidiary Napier Junction Ry. At Delson, train delivered to Canadian Pacific Ry.

Sleeping car service, dining car service, ticketing arrangements.

Parking and sanitary charges at Washington Terminal, Poughkeepsie. Equipment charachteristics.

Equipment characteristics continued

Electric lights, heating, air conditioning, water and icing

Pintsch gas, coal and charcoal, floodlighting and auxiliary generators

Gasoline: Drained at Red Bank and refilled at Poughkeepsie (not allowed in NY City tunnels). Telephone: Bell Telephone coordinated by Bell Telephone representative aboard royal train.

Spare parts, hopper shutes, first aid kits, mechanical and electronical supervisors on board. Police protection.

Baggage Masters assignments, CNR and CPR employees on board. Pennsylvania RR management assignments. Position of rear brakemen. Daily newspapers.

Pennsylvania RR officials copied

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Ainsley Louise

As fashion “month” has come to an end, I do my traditional sit on Vogue and look at every show. When it comes to fashion month, Paris is always the one that gets me excited because it’s got all the big brands. I thought instead of talking about all the shows I loved to myself, I would share them all in a blog post.

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