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Executive Order 10615—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

June 17, 1955

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 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine-men, 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.



June 17, 1955.



Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad.

Aliquippa & Southern Railroad.

Ann Arbor Railroad.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Territory.

Buffalo and Susquehanna District.

Baltimore & Ohio-Chicago Terminal Railroad.

Curtis Bay Railroad.

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway.

Strouds Creek & Muddlety Railroad.

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad.

Boston and Maine Railroad.

Bush Terminal Railroad.

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey.

Central Vermont Railway.

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Company.

Cuyahoga Valley Railway.

Delaware and Hudson Railroad.

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad.

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad.

Erie Railroad.

Grand Trunk Western Railway.

Indianapolis Union Railway.

Lake Terminal Railroad.

Lehigh & New England Railroad.

Lehigh Valley Railroad.

Long Island Railroad.

Maine Central Railroad:

Portland Terminal.

McKeesport Connecting Railroad.

Monongahela Connecting Railroad.

Monongahela Railway.

Montour Railroad.

Newburgh & South Shore Railway.

New York Central System:

New York Central Railroad—Buffalo & East.

New York Central Railroad—West of Buffalo.

Ohio Central Division.

Federal Valley.

Michigan Central Railroad.

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway.

Peoria & Eastern Railway.

Boston and Albany Railroad.

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.

Lake Erie & Eastern Railway.

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad.

Cleveland Union Terminals Company.

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad.

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad.

Pennsylvania Railroad:

Baltimore & Eastern Railroad.

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines.

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway.

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway.

Reading Company.

Toledo Terminal Railroad.

Union Freight Railroad (Boston).

Washington Terminal Company.

Youngstown and Northern Railroad.


Alton and Southern Railroad.

Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway:

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.

Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway.

Belt Railway Company of Chicago.

Camas Prairie Railroad.

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad.

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway.

Chicago and North Western Railway.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.

Chicago Great Western Railway—Including

South St. Paul Terminal.

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad.

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad:

Joint Texas Division of CRI&P RR and Ft. Worth & Denver Railway.

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway.

Colorado and Southern Railway.

Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway.

Des Moines Union Railway.

Duluth. South Shore and Atlantic Railroad.

East St. Louis Junction Railroad.

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway.

Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad.

Great Northern Railway.

Green Bay and Western Railroad: Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad.

Gulf Coast Lines:

Asherton and Gulf Railway.

Asphalt Belt Railway.

Houston and Brazos Valley Railway.

Rio Grande City Railway.

St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway.

San Antonio Southern Railway.

San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf Railroad.

San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway.

Sugar Land Railway.

Houston Belt & Terminal Railway.

Illinois Central Railroad.

International-Great Northern Railway.

Kansas City Southern Railway.

King Street Passenger Station (Seattle) Los Angeles Junction Railway.

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway.

Manufacturers Railway.

Midland Valley Railroad:

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway.

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway.

Railway Tfr. Company of the City of Minneapolis.

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

Minnesota Transfer Railway.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad:

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company of Texas.

Missouri Pacific Railroad:

Missouri-Illinois Railroad.

Northern Pacific Railway.

Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon.

Northwestern Pacific Railroad.

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company.

Oregon, California & Eastern Railway.

Peoria and Pekin Union Railway.

Port Terminal Railroad Association.

St. Joseph Terminal Railroad.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway:

St. Louis. San Francisco & Texas Railway.

St. Louis Southwestern Railway.

St. Paul Union Depot Company.

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway.

Sioux City Terminal Railway.

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines) (Excluding former El Paso & Southwestern System and Nogales. Arizona Yard).

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines) (Former El Paso and Southwestern System).

Spokane International Railroad.

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway: Oregon Trunk Railway.

Oregon Electric Railway.

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis.

Texas and New Orleans Railroad.

Texas and Pacific Railway:

Fort Worth Belt Railway.

Texas-New Mexico Railway.

Texas Short Line Railway.

TP-MP Terminal Railroad of New Orleans.

Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad.

Union Pacific Railroad.

Union Railway (Memphis).

Union Terminal Company (Dallas).

Wabash Railroad, Lines West of Detroit and Toledo.

Wabash Railroad, Lines East of Detroit (Buffalo Division).

Western Pacific Railroad.


Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

Atlanta & West Point Railroad:

Western Railway of Alabama,

Atlanta Joint Terminals.

Birmingham Southern Railroad.

Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.

Clinchfield Railroad.

Florida East Coast Railway.

Georgia Railroad.

Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad.

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad.

Louisville & Nashville Railroad.

Norfolk Southern Railway Company.

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad.

Norfolk & Western Railway.

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad: Potomac Yards.

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company.

Southern Railway (Including State University Railroad):

Alabama Great Southern.

Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway.

Georgia Southern & Florida Railway.

Southern Railway (Including State University Railroad)

Harriman & Northeastern Railroad Company.

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Company.

New Orleans Terminal Company.

St. Johns River Terminal Company.

Tennessee Central Railway Company.

Virginian Railway Company.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Executive Order 10615—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/307014

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