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Executive Order 10578—Creating an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between Certain Carriers Represented by the Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees and Certain of Their Employees

November 23, 1954

WHEREAS a dispute exists between certain carriers represented by the Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees which are designated in List A attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, 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 their employees in the conditions out of which the said dispute arose.



November 23, 1954.



Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company:

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville Railway

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation

Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company

Lehigh and New England Railroad Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company

Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company

New York Central System:

New York Central Railroad—Buffalo & East New York Central Railroad—West of Buffalo

Ohio Central Division

Michigan Central Railroad

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway

Peoria & Eastern Railway

Boston & Albany Railroad

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company

Wheeling and Lake Erie District

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Company

Reading Company


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway:

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway

Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway

Camas Prairie Railroad Company

Chicago & North Western Railway

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Chicago Great Western Railway Company

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company:

Joint Texas Division of CRI&P RR and Ft. W&D Ry.

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway

Fort Worth and Denver Railway

Great Northern Railway Company

Gulf Coast Lines:

Asherton & Gulf Railway

Asphalt Belt Railway

Beaumont, Sour Lake, & Western Railway

Houston & Brazos Valley Railway

Houston North Shore Railway

Iberia, St. Mary and Eastern 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

Illinois Central Railroad Company

International-Great Northern Railroad

Kansas City Southern Railway:

Arkansas Western Railway

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway

Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Company

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

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company: Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company of Texas

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company: Missouri-Illinois Railroad

Northern Pacific Railway Company

Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Oregon, California & Eastern Railway Company

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company:

St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines) (Excluding former El Paso & Southwestern System)

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines) (Former El Paso & Southwestern System)

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway

Oregon Electric Railway

Oregon Trunk Railway

Texas and New Orleans Railroad

Texas and Pacific Railway

Abilene and Southern Railway

Texas-New Mexico Railway

Texas Short Line Railway

Weatherford Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

Wabash Railroad—Lines West of Detroit

Western Pacific Railroad


Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Atlanta & West Point:

Western Railway of Alabama

Central of Georgia Railway

Charleston & Western Carolina Railway

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (Includes Pere Marquette District)

Florida East Coast Railway

Georgia Railroad

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Norfolk & Western Railway

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company

Southern Railway (Includes State University Railroad)

Alabama Great Southern Railway Company (Includes Woodstock and Blocton Railway)

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway

Georgia Southern & Florida Railway

Harriman & N.3rtheastern Railroad Company

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad

Tennessee Central Railway Company

Virginian Railway Company

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Executive Order 10578—Creating an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between Certain Carriers Represented by the Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/306718

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