National Geographic : 1937 Nov
SERE are plain facts which touch the lives of us all: American railroad rates are the lowest in the world; American railroad service is the best. But the continuance of this efficient, eco nomical service is imperiled today by the threat of laws which would check progress. One such measure is the bill now before Congress to limit the length of freight trains to seventy cars--a needless restriction that would add more than one hundred million dollars a year to the cost of transportation, but would add nothing to railroad revenues, service or safety. The unjustified burden of this threatened legislation should not be imposed upon the commerce of the nation.