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Executive Order 10010—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and Other Carriers, and Certain of Their Employees

October 18, 1948

WHEREAS disputes exist between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and certain other carriers designated in List A attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the sixteen cooperating railway labor organizations designated in List B attached hereto and made a part hereof; and

WHEREAS these disputes have not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; and

WHEREAS these disputes, in the judgment of the National Mediation Board, threaten substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree such as to deprive the country of essential transportation service:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 160), I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate the said disputes.

No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier.

The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the said disputes within thirty days from the date of this order.

As provided by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, from this date and for thirty days after the board has made its report to the President, no change, except by agreement shall be made by any of the carriers involved or its employees in the conditions out of which the said disputes arose.


Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Co.

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co.

Ann Arbor Railroad Co.Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.

B&O Chicago Terminal Railroad Co.

B&O New York Terminal Railroad Co.

Dayton & Union Railroad Co.

Strouds Creek & Muddlety Railroad Co.

Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Co.

Boston & Maine Railroad Co.

Boston Terminal Company

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Bush Terminal Railroad Co.Canadian National Railway Co.

Canadian National Railways-New York

Canadian National Railways-New England

Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad Co.

United States & Canada Railroad Co.

St. Clair Tunnel Co.

Canadian Pacific Railway Co.

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

Central Railroad Company of Pennsylvania

Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company-Pere Marquette District

Fort Street Union Depot Co.

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway Co.

Chicago Union Station Co.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Co.

Dayton Union Railway Co.

Delaware & Hudson Railroad Corporation

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co.

Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad Co.

Detroit Terminal Railroad Co.

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Co.

Erie Railroad Co.

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co.

Jay Street Connecting Railroad

Indianapolis Union Railway Co.

Lehigh & New England Railroad Co.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Co.

Mackinac Transportation Co.

Maine Central Railroad Co.

Portland Terminal Co.

Monongahela Railway Co.

Montour Railroad Co.

New York Central (Full Line Agreements)

New York Central Railroad Co.-Buffalo & East

New York Central Railroad Co.-West of Buffalo

Michigan Central Railroad Co.

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co.

Peoria & Eastern Railway Co.

Louisville & Jefferson Bridge & Railroad Co.

Boston & Albany Railroad Co.

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.

Chicago River & Indiana Railroad Co. (Chicago Junction Railway)

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co. (Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad)

Cleveland Union Terminals Co.

Troy Union Railroad Co.

Federal Valley Railroad Co.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co.

New York Connecting Railroad Co.

New York Dock Railway

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co.

Pennsylvania Railroad Co.

Baltimore & Eastern Railroad Co.

Long Island Railroad Co.

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Co.

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Co.

Reading Company

Philadelphia, Reading & Pottsville Telegraph Co.

Beaver Creek Water Company

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Co.

Union Depot Company (Columbus, Ohio)

Union Freight Railroad Company (Boston)

Union Island Freight Station, N.Y.

Washington Terminal Co.

Western Allegheny Railroad Co.

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co.

Loraine & West Virginia Railway Co.

Alton and Southern Railroad Co.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Co.

Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Co.Camas Prairie Railroad Co.

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Co.

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway Co.

Chicago & North Western Railway Co.

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co.

Chicago, Great Western Railway Co.

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Co.

Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Railway Co.

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway

Colorado & Southern Railway

Colorado & Wyoming Railway

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Denver Union Terminal Railway

Des Moines Union Railway

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway

Duluth Union Depot & Transfer Company

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway

El Paso Union Passenger Depot Company

Fort Worth & Denver City Railway

Wichita Valley Railway

Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad

Great Northern Railway

Green Bay & Western Railroad

Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad

Gulf Coast Lines-Comprising

Asherton & Gulf Railway

Asphalt Belt Railway

Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western Railway

Houston & Brazos Valley Railway

Houston North Shore Railway

Iberia, St. Mary & Eastern Railway

International-Great Northern Railroad

New Iberia & Northern Railroad

New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Railway

Orange & Northwestern Railroad

Rio Grande City Railway

St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway

San Antonio Southern Railway

San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf Railroad

San Benito & Rio Grande Valley Railway

Sugar Land Railway

Houston Belt & Terminal Ry.

Illinois Central Railroad

Kansas City Southern Railway

Arkansas Western Railway

Ft. Smith & Van Buren Railway

Joplin Union Depot Company

Kansas City Terminal Railway

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway

Manufacturers Railway

Midland Valley Railroad

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway

Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

Railway Transfer Company-Minneapolis

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway

Mineral Range Railroad

Minnesota Transfer Railway

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company of Texas

Beaver, Meade & Englewood Railroad

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Missouri-Illinois Railroad

Northern Pacific Railway

Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon

Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Ogden Union Railway & Depot Company

Oregon, California & Eastern Railway

Peoria & Pekin Union Railway

Port Terminal Railroad Association

Pueblo Union Depot & Railroad Company

St. Joseph Terminal Railroad

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway

St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway

St. Louis Southwestern Railway

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas

St. Paul Union Depot Company

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines)

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway

Oregon Trunk Railway

Oregon Electric Railway

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texarkana Union Station Trust

Texas & New Orleans Railroad

Texas & Pacific Railway

Abilene & Southern Railway

Fort Worth Belt Railway

Texas-New Mexico Railway

Texas Short Line Railway

Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway

Texas Mexican Railway

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal R.R. of New Orleans

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Railway Company (Memphis)

Union Terminal Company (Dallas)

Wabash Railroad

Western Pacific Railroad

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.

Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co.

Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Terminal Co.

Central of Georgia Railway Co.

Charleston & Western Carolina Railway Co.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. (Chesapeake District)

Clinchfield Railroad Co.

Florida East Coast Railway

Georgia Railroad Co.

Augusta Union Station Co.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio /Railroad Co.

Southern Region

Northern Region

Jacksonville Terminal Co.

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad Co.

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co.

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Co.

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Co.

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Norfolk & Western Railway Co.

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Co.

Richmond Terminal Railway Co.

Potomac Yard

Seaboard Air Line Railway Co.

Southern Railway Co.

Alabama Great Southern Railroad Co.

Cincinnati, Burnside & Cumberland River Railway Co.

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Co.

Georgia Southern & Florida Railway Co.

Harriman & Northeastern Railroad Co.

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Co.

New Orleans Terminal Co.

St. Johns River Terminal Co.

Virginian Railway Co.


International Association of Machinists

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America

International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers and Helpers

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America

International Brotherhood of Firemen, Oilers, Roundhouse and Railway Shop Laborers

Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

The Order of Railroad Telegraphers

Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America

National Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots of America

National Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association

International Longshoremen's Association

Hotel and Restaurant Employes' International Alliance and Bartenders' In. League of America

Railroad Yardmasters of America



October 18, 1948

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10010—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and Other Carriers, and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278597

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