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Executive Order 11444—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and Certain of Their Employees

January 13, 1969

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 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, a labor organization; 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 of three members, 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

January 13, 1969



Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Baltimore and Eastern Railroad

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (including former BR&P territory and Toledo Division Engineers)

Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company

Boston and Maine Corporation

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Chicago River & Indiana Railroad

Cleveland Union Terminals Company

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation

Detroit Terminal Railroad

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad

Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company

Grand Trunk Western Railroad

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Indianapolis Union Railway Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad

Monongahela Railway

Monon Railroad

New York Dock Railway

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad

Norfolk and Western Railway Company (Lines of former New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company and lines of former Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company)

Penn Central Company

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (Including Lake Erie and Eastern Railroad)

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway

Reading Company

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company

Toledo Terminal Railroad Company

Youngstown and Southern Railway


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Camas Prairie Railroad

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago and North Western Railway Company

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company

Colorado and Southern Railway Company

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company

Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company

Great Northern Railway Company

Illinois Central Railroad Company

Joint Texas Division of CRI&P–FW&D

Kansas City Southern Railway Company

King Street Passenger Station

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company (Gulf District)

Minnesota Transfer Railway Company

New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Norfolk and Western Railway (Lines formerly operated by Wabash Railroad Company)

Northern Pacific Railway

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company

Oregon, California & Eastern Railway Company

Portland Terminal Railroad Company

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (Except NEO District)

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway Company

Soo Line Railroad

South Omaha Terminal Railway Company

Southern Pacific Company

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company (System Lines)

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texas and Pacific Railway Company

Abilene and Southern Railway Company

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway Company

Texas-New Mexico Railway Company

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans

Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railway Company

Texas Mexican Railway Company

Union Pacific Railroad

Warren and Ouachita Valley Railway Company

Western Pacific Railroad Company

NOTES:1—Includes notice dated March 1, 1968, served by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers on the carrier of desire to revise the current rates of pay for locomotive engineers applicable to miles in excess of 100 to the extent that the rates presently applicable to those miles constituting a basic day will also be applied to all miles in excess of 100.

2—Includes Former El Paso and Southwestern System Engineers; Texas and Louisiana Lines Engineers; Former Pacific Electric Engineers and Firemen; Nogales, Arizona, Yard Engineers.


Atlanta and West Point Rail Road Company

The Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Central of Georgia Railway Company

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company

Clinchfield Railroad Company

Georgia Railroad

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad

Jacksonville Terminal Company

Louisville and Nashville Railroad

Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad

Norfolk and Western Railway Company (Atlantic and Pocahontas Region)

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Southern Railway Company

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company

Harriman and Northeastern Railroad Company

Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Company

New Orleans Terminal Company

St. Johns River Terminal Company

Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks

NOTE: Executive Order 11444 was not made public in the form of a White House press release.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Executive Order 11444—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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