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Executive Order 11168—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and Certain of Their Employees

August 18, 1964

WHEREAS disputes exist between the carriers represented by the National Railway Labor Conference, designated in List A attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Eleven Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations, 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, to be appointed by me, to investigate these disputes. No member of the board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railroad employees or any carrier.

The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the 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 the carriers represented by the National Railway Labor Conference, or by their employees, in the conditions out of which the disputes arose.


The White House,

August 18, 1964.

List A


Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad

Ann Arbor Railroad Company

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

  Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company

  Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company

  Strouds Creek and Muddelty Railroad

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad

Boston and Maine Railroad

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Buffalo Creek Railroad

Bush Terminal

Canadian National Railways

  Lines in the United States

    St. Lawrence Region

    Great Lakes Region

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

  New York & Long Branch Railroad Company

Central Vermont Railway

Chicago Union Station Company

Cincinnati Union Terminal Company

Dayton Union Railway Company

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation

Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad Company

Detroit Terminal Railroad

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad Company

Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company

Indianapolis Union Railway Company

Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad

Long Island Rail Road Company

Maine Central Railroad Company

  Portland Terminal Company

Monon Railroad

Monongahela Railway Company

Montour Railroad Company

  Youngstown & Southern Railway Company

New York Central System

  New York Central Railroad Company

    New York District

      Grand Central Terminal

    Eastern District

      Boston & Albany Division

    Western District

    Northern District

    Southern District

    Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company

    Chicago River & Indiana Railroad Company

    Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company

      Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad Company

    Cleveland Union Terminals Company

    Troy Union Railroad Company

New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company

New York Dock Railway

*New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company

  *The Boston Terminal Corporation

  Union Freight Railroad (Boston)

  New York Connecting Railroad

New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad Company

  Baltimore & Eastern Railroad Company

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Company

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Company

Railroad Perishable Inspection Agency

Reading Company

Philadelphia, Reading & Potts. Telegraph Company

River Terminal Railway

Toledo Terminal Railroad Company

Washington Terminal Company

Western Maryland Railway Company


Alton and Southern Railroad

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

  Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway

  Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway

Bauxite and Northern Railway

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway

Camas Prairie Railroad

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway

Chicago and Illinois Western Railroad

Chicago & North Western Railway

  (Including the former C.St.P.M&O., M.&St. L., L.&M., M.I. and Railway Transfer Company of the City of Minneapolis.)

Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Chicago Great Western Railway

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Chicago Produce Terminal Company

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad

Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railroad

Colorado and Southern Railway

Colorado and Wyoming Railway

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

Denver Union Terminal Railway

Des Moines Union Railway

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway

Duluth Union Depot & Transfer Company

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway

El Paso Union Passenger Depot Company

Fort Worth and Denver Railway

Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad

Great Northern Railway

Green Bay and Western Railroad

  Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad

Houston Belt & Terminal Railway

Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Northern Railway

Illinois Terminal Railroad

Joint Texas Division of the C.R.I.&P. Railroad and Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Joplin Union Depot Company

Kansas City Southern Railway

  Arkansas Western Railway

  Kansas City, Shreveport & Gulf Terminal Company

Kansas City Terminal Railway

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway

  Midland Valley Railroad

  Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway

King Street Passenger Station (Seattle)

Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad

Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway

Los Angeles Junction Railway

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway

Manufacturers Railway

Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Railway

Minnesota and Manitoba Railroad

Minnesota Transfer Railway

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

  Beaver, Meade and Englewood Railroad

Missouri Pacific Railroad

  Missouri-Illinois Railroad

Northern Pacific Railway

Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon

Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company

Oklahoma City Stock Yards Agency

Oregon, California & Eastern Railway Company

Pacific Coast Railroad Company

Paducah and Illinois Railroad

Peabody Short Line Railroad

Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company

Port Terminal Railroad Association

Pueblo Joint Interchange Bureau

St. Joseph Terminal Railroad

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway

  St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway

St Louis Southwestern Railway

Saint Paul Union Depot Company

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway

Sioux City Terminal Railway

Soo Line Railroad

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines)

Southern Pacific Company (Texas and Louisiana Lines)

Spokane International Railroad

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway

  Oregon Trunk Railway

  Oregon Electric Railway

Stock Yards District Agency

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texarkana Union Station Trust

Texas and Pacific Railway

  Abilene and Southern Railway

  Fort Worth Belt Railway

  Texas-New Mexico Railway

  Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railway

Texas Mexican Railway

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal

  Railroad of New Orleans

Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Railway (Memphis)

Union Terminal Company (Dallas)

Wabash Railroad

Walla Walla Valley Railroad

Western Pacific Railroad

Western Weighing and Inspection Bureau

Wichita Terminal Association

Wichita Union Terminal Railway

Yakima Valley Transportation Company


Atlanta & West Point Railroad

  Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway

Clinchfield Railroad

Georgia Railroad

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Jacksonville Terminal

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railway

Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line

Norfolk Southern Railway

Norfolk & Western Railway

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

Seaboard Air Line Railway

List B

International Association of Machinists

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America

International Brotherhood of Firemen, Oilers, Helpers, Roundhouse & Railway Shop Laborers

Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employes

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes

The Order of Railroad Telegraphers

Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

Hotel & Restaurant Employes & Bartenders' International Union

* In trusteeship. Any commitment subject to court approval.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Executive Order 11168—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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