Railroad Traffic and Rates, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

byEmory R. Johnson

Paperback | December 15, 2018

Railroad Traffic and Rates, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) by Emory R. Johnson
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The Pennsylvania Railroad, the ranking railway in vol ume of both passenger and freight business, has a Passenger Traffic Manager and another Traffic Manager for freight, but no Manager with authority over both services, the duties which such an official would perform being exercised by the Traffic Vice President. On the other hand, the Union Southern Pacific, to which the late Mr. E. H. Harriman gave one of the highest types of organization, has a Traffic Vice President, Who is subject to the Director of Traffic, and two Traffic Managers - one for freight and one for the passenger service. The necessity for having a single traffic head over the federation of large railway systems included in the Harriman Lines is apparent. Harmony and unity of traffic policy would otherwise be practically im possible. A railway system of medium proportions, like the Delaware, Lackawanna Western or the Philadelphia&, Reading, is apt to have the passenger branch of the service headed by the General Passenger Agent, while the freight department, which has charge of a larger volume of business, is under the control of a Freight Traffic Manager, who, like the General Passenger Agent, reports directly to the Traffic Vice President.

The general organization of the passenger traffic depart ments of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and of the Southern Pacific Company may be selected as typical of large systems. One is a large but closely consolidated sys tem, managed from a single center; while the other is so decentralized as to require several administrative centers. The Pennsylvania organization was presented in Chapter IV, but may be repeated here as a basis for the present discussion.

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Title:Railroad Traffic and Rates, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:486 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1332065694

ISBN - 13:9781332065691

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