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Executive Order 11543—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conferences and Certain of Their Employees

July 07, 1970

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 United Transportation Union, 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

July 7, 1970



Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Company

Ann Arbor Railroad

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (Buffalo Division) Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (Strouds Creek and Muddlety Territory)

Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Boston and Maine Corporation Buffalo Creek Railroad

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

New York and Long Branch Railroad

Central Vermont Railway, Inc. Cincinnati Union Terminal Company Curtis Bay Railroad Company Delaware and Hudson Railway Company

Detroit and Mackinac Railway Company

Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad Erie Lackawanna Railway

Grand Trunk Western Railroad

Greenwich and Johnsonville Railway Company

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Indianapolis Union Railway Company

Lehigh and New England Railway Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad

Maine Central Railroad Company

Portland Terminal Company

McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company

Monongahela Railway

Monon Railroad

Montour Railroad

New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad

Norfolk and Western Railway Company

Lines of former New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad

Lines of former Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Northampton and Bath Railroad

Penn Central Transportation Company

Former Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Former New York Central Railroad Company

Former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad Company

Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, including Lake Erie and Eastern Railroad

Reading Company

Ironton Railroad

Toledo Terminal Railroad Company

Washington Terminal Company

Western Maryland Railway Company

Youngstown and Northern Railroad Company


Alton and Southern Railway

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

Bauxite and Northern Railway Company

Burlington Northern, Inc. (including the former Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad; former Great Northern Railway; former King Street Passenger Station; former Northern Pacific Railway; former Pacific Coast Railroad and former Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway (System Lines))

Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway Company

Camas Prairie Railroad Company

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway Company

Chicago and North Western Railway Company

Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company

Chicago Short Line Railway

Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railroad Company

Colorado and Southern Railway Company

Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway Company Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company

Des Moines Union Railway Company

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company

Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company

East St. Louis Junction Railroad

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company

Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company

Fort Worth Belt Railway Company

Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Company

Galveston Wharves

Green Bay and Western Railroad Company

Houston Belt and Terminal Railway Company

Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Northern Railway

Illinois Terminal Railroad

Joint Texas Division of the CRI&P-Ft.W&D Railway

Kansas City Southern Railway Company, (including KCS affiliates at Milwaukee-Kansas City Southern Joint Agency)

Kansas City Terminal Railway Company

Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer Railway Company

Longview, Portland and Northern Railway Company

Los Angeles Junction Railway Company

Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company

Manufacturers Railway Company

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

Minnesota, Dakota and Western Railway Company

Minnesota Transfer Railway Company

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company (including the former Union Railway (Memphis))

Missouri-Illinois Railroad Company

New Orleans and Lower Coast Railroad Company

New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Norfolk and Western Railway Company (former Wabash Railroad—Lines East and West)

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company

Oregon, California and Eastern Railway Company

Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company

Portland Terminal Railroad Company

Port Terminal Railroad Association

St. Joseph Terminal Railroad Company

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company

Sioux City Terminal Railway Company

Soo Line Railroad Company

Southern Pacific Transportation Company (Pacific Lines) (including former El Paso and Southwestern System and Nogales, Arizona, Yard)

Southern Pacific Transportation Company (Texas and Louisiana Lines)

South Omaha Terminal Railway Company

Spokane International Railroad Company

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texas and Pacific Railway Company (including the former Midland Valley Railway and former Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway)

Texas Mexican Railway Company

Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad Company

Union Pacific Railroad Company

Union Terminal Company (Dallas)

Union Terminal Railway Company-St. Joseph Belt Railway Company

Western Pacific Railroad Company

Wichita Terminal Association


Atlanta and West Point Rail Road Company, The Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Central of Georgia Railway

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company

Clinchfield Railroad Company

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company

Kentucky and Indiana Terminal Railroad Company

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company

Mississippi Export Railroad Company

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company

Norfolk and Western Railway Company (Atlantic and Pocahontas Regions)

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company

Southern Railway

Alabama Great Southern Railroad (including former New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad)

Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway (including former Harriman and Northeastern Railroad)

Georgia Southern and Florida Railway

New Orleans Terminal Company

St. Johns River Terminal Company

Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11543—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conferences and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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