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Executive Order 10032—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate a Dispute Between the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Company and Other Carriers, and Certain of Their Employees

January 28, 1949

WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Company and certain other carriers designated in the list attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, a labor organization; and

WHEREAS this dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; and

WHEREAS this dispute, in the judgment of the National Mediation Board, threatens 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 dispute. No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of employees or any carrier.

The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the said dispute 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 dispute arose.



Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.

Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Co.

Staten Island Rapid Transit Ry. Co.

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. (Pere Marquette District)

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. Co.

Delaware & Hudson Railroad Corporation

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co.

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Co.

Erie Railroad Company

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Co.

New York Central Railroad Co. and all leased lines

Chicago Junction Ry. (C.R. & I.R.R. Co., Lessee)

Chicago River & Indiana Railroad Co.

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Co.

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co.

Pennsylvania Railroad Co.

Long Island Railroad Co.

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Reading Company

Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry. Co.

Lorrain & West Virginia Ry. Co.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Co.

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Co.

Chicago & North Western Ry. Co.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co.

Chicago Great Western Ry. Co.

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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co.

Colorado & Southern Railway Co.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Co.

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railroad Co.

Mineral Range Railroad Co.

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Rye. Co.

Fort Worth & Denver City Ry. Co.

Wichita Valley Railway Co.

Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Great Northern Railway Co.

Houston & North Shore Railroad Co.

Illinois Central Railroad Co.

International-Great Northern Railroad Co.

Kansas City Southern Ry. Co.

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Co.

Midland Valley Railroad Co.

Minneapolis & St. Louis Ry. Co.

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Co.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Co.

Missouri Pacific Railroad Co.

New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Railway Co.

Northern Pacific Railway Co.

St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway Co.

St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. Co.

St. Louis Southwestern Ry. Co.

San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf Railroad Co.

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines)

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry. Co.

Oregon Trunk Ry. Co.

Texas & New Orleans Railroad Co.

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis.

Texas & Pacific Railway Co.

Union Pacific Railroad Co. (South-Central District)

Wabash Railroad Co.

Western Pacific Railroad Co.

Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Co.


Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co.

Western Railway of Alabama

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.

Central of Georgia Railway Co.

Florida East Coast Railway Co.

Georgia Railroad Co.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Co.

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co.

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Co.

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.



January 28, 1949

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10032—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate a Dispute Between the Akron, Canton & Youngstown 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/278827

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