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Executive Order 11445—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 Railroad Signalmen, 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 Company

Ann Arbor Railroad

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company

Boston and Maine Corporation

Boston Terminal Corporation

Canadian National Railway Company, St. Lawrence Region, Lines in the United States

Canadian Pacific Railway

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey New York and Long Branch Railroad

Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Company

Cleveland Union Terminals Company

Dayton Union Railway

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation

Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad Company

Detroit Terminal Railroad

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad

Erie Lackawanna Railroad

Grand Trunk Western Railroad

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Indianapolis Union Railway Company

Lehigh & Hudson River Railway Company

Lehigh and New England Railway Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad

Long Island Rail Road

Maine Central Railroad Company

Portland Terminal Company

Monongahela Railway

Monon Railroad

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad

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

Penn Central Company

Former Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Former New York Central Railroad Company

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Reading Company

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company

Washington Terminal Company

Western Maryland Railway Company


Alton and Southern Railroad

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Camas Prairie Railroad

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway Company

Chicago and North Western Railway Company (Includes former Chicago Great Western)

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company

Colorado and Southern Railway

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company

Denver Union Terminal Railway Company

Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company

Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company

Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Company

Great Northern Railway Company

Green Bay and Western Railroad Company

Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad Company

Houston Belt & Terminal Railway Company

Illinois Central Railroad

Joint Texas Division of CRI&P–FtW&D Railway Company

Kansas City Southern Railway Company

Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company

Kansas City Terminal Railway Company

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

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

Northern Pacific Railway

Paducah and Illinois Railroad

Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company

Soo Line Railroad

Southern Pacific Company

Pacific Lines

Texas and Louisiana Lines

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company (System Lines)

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texas and Pacific Railway Company

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific

Terminal Railroad of New Orleans

Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad Company

Union Pacific Railroad Company

Union Terminal Company (Dallas)

Western Pacific Railroad Company


Atlanta and West Point Rail Road

Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Central of Georgia Railway

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway

Clinchfield Railroad

Georgia Railroad

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad

Jacksonville Terminal Company

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Company

Louisville and Nashville Railroad

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

Norfolk and Western Railway (Atlantic and Pocahontas Regions)

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (Including Potomac Yard)

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Southern Railway

Alabama Great Southern Railroad

Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway

Georgia Southern and Florida Railway

Harriman and Northeastern Railroad

New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad

New Orleans Terminal Company

St. Johns River Terminal Company

NOTE: Executive Order 11445 was not made public in the form of a White House press release.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Executive Order 11445—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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