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Executive Order 10306—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and Other Carriers and Certain Workers

November 15, 1951

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, carriers under Federal management, and certain workers represented by the seventeen cooperating (non-operating) railway labor organizations designated in list B attached hereto and made a part hereof; and

WHEREAS by Executive Order No. 10155 of August 25, 1950, possession, control, and operation of the transportation systems owned or operated by the said carriers, together with the transportation systems owned or operated by certain other carriers, were assumed by the President, through the Secretary of the Army; and

WHEREAS these disputes threaten, in the judgment of the National Mediation Board, substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree such as to deprive the country of essential transportation service, and also threaten to interfere with the operation by the Secretary of the Army of transportation systems taken pursuant to the said Executive Order No. 10155:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States including section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 160), and subject to the provisions of that section, I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate the said disputes. Nothing in this order shall be construed to derogate from the authority of the Secretary of the Army under the said Executive Order No. 10155.

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. The Board may, to the extent it deems necessary or desirable, make separate and independent findings with respect to each of the carriers involved.

In performing its functions under this order the Board shall comply with the requirements of section 502 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended.


(Eastern Region)

Albany Port District Railroad Company

Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad

Akron Union Passenger Depot Company

Ann Arbor Railroad Company

Arcade & Attica Railroad Corporation

Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company

Barre & Chelsea Railroad

Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad Company

Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Company

Boston & Maine Railroad Company

Boston Terminal Company

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Buffalo Creek Railroad

Bush Terminal Company

Canadian National Railways:

Canadian National Railway State of New York

Canadian National Railway Lines in New England

Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad

United States & Canada Railroad

St. Clair Tunnel Company

Canadian Pacific Railways in the United States

Canton Railroad Company

Central Indiana Railway Company

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

Central Railroad of Pennsylvania

Jersey Central Transport Company

New York & Long Branch Railroad

Wharton & Northern Railroad

Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company:

Pere Marquette District

Fort Street Union Depot Company

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad

Chicago Union Station Company

Cincinnati Union Terminal Company

Dayton Union Railway Company

Delaware & Hudson Railroad

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad

Detroit & Mackinac

Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad

Detroit Terminal Railroad Company

East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company

East St. Louis Junction Railway Company

Erie Railroad Company

Chicago & Erie

Grant Trunk Western Railroad Company

Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad Company

Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad & Coal Company (Penna)

Illinois Terminal Railroad Company

Indianapolis Union Railway Company

Jay Street Connecting Railroad

Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad

Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad Company

Lake Terminal Railroad Company

Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad Company

Lehigh & New England Railroad Company

Long Island Railroad Company

Mackinac Transportation Company

Maine Central Railroad Company

Portland Terminal Company

Manistee & Northeastern Railway Company

Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad

Merchants Despatch Trans Corporation

Montour Railroad

Morristown & Eric Railroad Company

Mystic Terminal Company (Charleston, Mass.)

New Jersey and New York Railroad

New Jersey, Indiana & Illinois Railroad Company

New York Connecting Railroad Company

New York Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company

New York Dock Railway

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company

New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad

Patapsco & Back Rivers Railroad Company

Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Baltimore & Eastern Railway Company

Jersey City Stock Yards, Inc.

Pittsburgh Joint Stock Yards

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Philadelphia Bethlehem & New England Railroad Company

Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad Company

Pittsburg & West Virginia Railway

Pullman Company

Railroad Perishable Inspection Agency

Reading Company

Beaver Creek Water Company

Philadelphia Reading & Pottsville

St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County

St. Louis & O'Fallon Railway Company

South Buffalo Railway

Union Belt of Detroit

Union Depot Company (Columbus, Ohio)

Union Freight Railroad (Boston)

Union Inland Freight Station (New York)

Washington Terminal Company

Western Allegheny Railroad Company

Youngstown & Northern Railway Company

(Southeastern Region)

Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay

Atlanta & West Point

Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Atlantic & East Carolina Railway Company

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Birmingham Terminal Company

Central of Georgia Railway

Charleston & Western Carolina Railway

Chattanooga Station Company

Chattanooga Traction Company

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway

(Chesapeake District)

Clinchfield Railroad

Columbia Union Station company

Columbus & Greenville Railway

Durham Union Station Company

Columbus & Greenville Railway

Durham Union Station Company

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad

Florida East Coast Railway

Fruit Growers' Express Company

Georgia & Florida Railroad

Georgia Railroad

Augusta Union Station Company

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Interstate Railroad Company

Jacksonville Terminal Company

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad

Lancaster & Chester Railroad Company

Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Lexington Union Station Company

Macon, Dublin & Savannah

Macon Terminal

Maher, Walter C.

Meridian & Bigbee River Railway Company

Meridian Terminal Company

Mississippi Central Railroad

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway

Nashville Terminals Company

Natchez & Louisiana Railway & Transfer Company

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Company

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line

Norfolk & Western Railway

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Norfolk Terminal Railway Company

Piedmont & Northern Railway Company

Port Everglades (Broward County Port Authority)

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

Potomac Yard

Richmond Terminal Railway Company

Savannah & Atlanta Railway Company

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company

Southeastern Demurrage & Storage Bureau

Southern Freight Tariff Bureau

Southern Railway

Alabama Great Southern Railway Company

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway

Georgia Southern & Florida Railway

Harriman & Northeastern Railroad Company

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad

New Orleans Terminal Company

St. Johns River Terminal Company

State University Railroad Company

Woodstock & Blockton

Southern Short Lines:

Blue Ridge Railway Company

Carolina & Northwestern

Danville & Western Railway

High Point, Randleman, Asheboro & Southern Railroad

Yadkin Railroad

Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway Company

Tennessee Central Railway

Tennessee Railroad Company

Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks

Virginia Railway

Winston-Salem Southbound

Winston-Salem Terminal Company

(Western Region)

Ahnapee & Western Railroad

Alton & Southern Railroad

American Refrigerator Transit

Ashley, Drew & Northern

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Dining Car Department

Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway

Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway

Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Burlington Refrigerator Express Company

Camas Prairie Railroad Company

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City

Central California Traction Company

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago Heights Terminal & Transfer

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway

Chicago & North Western Railway

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad

Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railway Company

Chicago Car Interchange & Inspection Bureau

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Chicago Great Western Railway Company

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad

Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Railway

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee

Chicago Produce Terminal Company

Chicago Railroad Freight Collection Association

Chicago Railways Hotel Ticket Office

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway

Peoria Terminal Company

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway

Colorado & Southern Railway

Colorado & Wyoming Railway

Copper Range Company

Dallas Car Interchange & Inspection Bureau

Davenport, Rock Island & North Western Railway

Denver & Rio Grand Western Railroad

Denver Union Stock Yards Company

Denver Union Terminal Railway

Des Moines & Central Iowa

Des Moines Union Railway

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway

Duluth, Union Depot & Transfer Company

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

East Portland Freight Terminal

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway

El Paso Union Passenger Depot

Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern

Fort Worth & Denver City

Wichita Valley

Galveston, Houston & Henderson

Galveston Wharves

Green Bay & Western Railroad

Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western

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

Sugar Land Railway

Harbor Belt Line (Los Angeles)

Houston Belt & Terminal Railway

Illinois Central Hospital Department

Illinois Central Railroad

Chicago & Illinois Western Railroad

Steamer Pelican

Illinois Northern Railway

Joint Railway Agency (So. St. Paul)

Joint Texas Division of CRI&P RR Co. & FW&DC Ry. Co.

Joliet Union Depot Company

Kansas City, Kaw Valley Railroad, Inc.

Kansas City Southern Railway

Arkansas Western Railway

Ft. Smith & Van Buren

Joplin Union Depot Company

Kansas City Terminal Railway

King Street Passenger Station (Seattle)

Lake Superior & Ishpeming

Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway

Laramie, North Park & Western

LaSalle Street Stations

Longview Portland & Northern

Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company

Louisiana & North West Railroad

Manistique & Lake Superior Railroad Company

Manufacturers' Junction Railway

Manufacturer's Railway

Midland Valley Railroad

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf of Texas

Oklahoma City, Ada, Atoka Railway

Milwaukee-Kansas City Southern Joint Agency

Mineral Range

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

Railway Transfer Company City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie

Duluth So. Shore & Atlantic Railway

Minnesota Transfer Railway

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

Beaver, Meade & Englewood

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company of Texas

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Missouri-Illinois Railroad

Sedalia Reclamation Plant

Natchez & Southern Railway

Northern Pacific Railway

Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon

Northern Refrigerator Line, Inc.

North Louisiana & Gulf Railroad Company

Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Ogden Union Railway & Depot Company

Ogden Union Stock Yards

Okmulgee Northern Railway Company

Pacific Car Demurrage Bureau

Pacific Coast Railroad Company

Pacific Coast Company

Pacific Electric Railway Company

Pacific Fruit Express Company

Paducah & Illinois Railroad Company

Peoria & Pekin Union Railway

Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad Company

Port Terminal Railroad Association (Houston)

Pueblo Joint Car Interchange & Inspection Bureau

Pueblo Union Depot & Railroad Company

Quanah, Acme & Pacific

Rio Grand Southern

St. Joseph Terminal Company

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway

St. Louis, San Francisco of Texas

St. Louis Southwestern Railway

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas

St. Paul Union Depot Company

Salt Lake City Union Depot & Railroad Company

Salt Lake Union Stock Yards Company

San Antonio Joint Car Interchange Association

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway

Sand Springs Railway Company

Sioux City Terminal Railway

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines)

Southern Pacific DeMexico (In United States)

South Omaha Terminal Railway

Southern Illinois & Missouri Bridge Company

Spokane International Railway

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway

Oregon Electric Railway

Oregon Trunk Railway

Spokane Union Station Company

Stock Yards (Dist. Agency Chicago)

Sun Valley Operations

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texarkana Union Station Trust

Texas & New Orleans Railroad

Texas & Pacific Railway

Abilene & Southern Railway

St. Worth Belt Railway

Texas-New Mexico Railway

Texas Short Line Railway

Weatherford Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway

Texas City Terminal Railway Company

Texas Mexican Railway Company

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans

Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad

Tooele Valley Railway Company

Tremont & Gulf Railway

Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

St. Joseph & Grand Island Railway

Union Railway Company (Memphis)

Union Terminal Company (Dallas)

Union Terminal Railway Company (St. Joseph, Mo.)

St. Joseph Belt Railway Company

Wabash Railroad Company

Walla Walla Valley Railway Company

Warren & Ouachita Valley Railway

Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railroad

Western Fruit Express Company

Western Pacific Railroad

Western Weighing & Inspection Bureau

Wichita Falls & Southern Railroad

Yakima Valley Transportation Company

List "B"

1. International Association of Machinists.

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

3. International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers and Helpers.

4. Sheet Metal Workers' International Association.

5. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

6. Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America.

7. International Brotherhood of Firemen, Oilers, Helpers, Roundhouse and Railway Shop Laborers.

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

9. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.

10. The Order of Railroad Telegraphers.

11. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America.

12. National Organization, Masters, Mates and Pilots of America.

13. National Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association.

14. International Longshoremen's Association.

15. Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union.

16. American Train Dispatchers Association.

17. Railroad Yardmasters of America.



November 15, 1951

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10306—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and Other Carriers and Certain Workers Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278506

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