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Executive Order 9702—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate a Dispute Between the Alton Railroad Company and Other Carriers, and Certain of Their Employees

March 08, 1946

WHEREAS a dispute exists between The Alton Railroad Company and other carriers, as set forth in the list attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, labor organizations; and

WHEREAS the dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; and

WHEREAS the 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 said dispute. No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway 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 The Alton Railroad Company and the other carriers, or their employees in the condition out of which the said dispute arose.



Alton RR

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry

Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Ry

Pan Handle & Santa Fe Ry

Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal RR

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Burlington-Rock Island RR

Camas Prairie RR

Chicago & Eastern Illinois RR

Chicago & Illinois Midland Ry

Chicago & North Western Ry

Chicago & Western Indiana RR

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR

Chicago Great Western Ry

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific RR

Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Ry

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Ry

Colorado & Southern Ry

Denver & Rio Grande Western RR

Denver & Salt Lake Ry

Des Moines Union Ry

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Ry (Iron Range Div)

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Ry (Missabe Div.)_

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Ry

East St. Louis Junction RR

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry

Fort Worth & Denver City Ry

Wichita Valley Ry

Galveston, Houston & Henderson RR

Great Northern Ry

Green Bay & Western RR

Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western RR

Ahnapee and Western Ry

Gulf Coast Lines-Comprising

New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Ry

Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western Ry

Orange & Northwestern Ry

St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Ry

Iberia, St. Mary & Eastern Ry

New Iberia & Northern RR

Houston & Brazos Valley Ry

San Antonio Southern Ry

San Benito & Rio Grande Valley RR

Asphalt Belt Ry

Houston North Shore Ry

International - Great Northern RR

Harbor Belt Line RR

Houston Belt & Terminal Ry

Illinois Central RR

Yazoo and Mississippi Valley RR

Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Ry

Alabama and Vicksburg Ry

Gulf and Ship Island RR

Chicago and Illinois Western RR

Kansas City Southern Ry

Kansas City Terminal Ry

Los Angeles Junction Ry

Louisiana & Arkansas Ry

Manufacturers Ry

Midland Valley RR

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry

Oklahoma City-Ada-Toka Ry

Minneapolis & St. Louis Ry

Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Ry

Mineral Range RR

Minnesota Transfer - RR

Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR

Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR Co. of Texas

Missouri Pacific RR

Missouri-Illinois RR

Northern Pacific Ry (includes former Minnesota & International and Big Fork & International Falls Rys)

Northern Pacific Terminal Co. of Oregon

Northwestern Pacific RR

Ogden Union Railway & Depot Co.

Oregon, California & Eastern Ry

Peoria & Pekin Union Ry

Port Terminal R.R. Association

Pueblo Union Depot & R.R. Co.

St. Joseph Terminal RR

St. Louis - San Francisco Ry

St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Ry

St. Louis Southwestern Ry

St. Louis Southwestern Ry Co. of Texas

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Ry

Southern Pacific Co. (Pacific Lines) - excluding former El Paso & Southwestern System

Southern Pacific Company - former El Paso & Southwestern

Southern Pacific Company - former Arizona Eastern

South Omaha Terminal Ry

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry

Oregon Trunk Ry

Oregon Electric Ry

Terminal R.R. Association of St. Louis

Texas and New Orleans RR

Texas & Pacific Ry

Abilene & Southern Ry

Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Ry

Texas-New Mexico Ry

Pecos Valley Southern Ry

Texas Short line Ry

Texas Mexican Ry

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal R.R. of New Orleans

Union Pacific RR

Union Railway Co. (Memphis)

Union terminal Company (Dallas)

Wabash RR

Western Pacific RR



Akron, Canton & Youngstown RR

Ann Arbor RR

Baltimore & Ohio RR

Curtis Bay RR

Bessemer & Lake Erie RR

Boston and Maine RR

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Bush Terminal RR

Canadian National - Lines in New England -

(Atlantic & St. Lawrence RR and Lewiston & Auburn RR)

United States & Canada

Champlain & St. Lawrence RR

St. Clair Tunnel Co.

Central Vermont Ry

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry

Chicago Union Station Co.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Co.

Delaware & Hudson RR. Corp.

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR

Detroit & Toledo Shore Line RR

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton RR

Detroit Terminal RR

Erie RR

Grand Trunk Western RR

Huntington & Broad Top Mountain R.R. & Coal Co.

Indianapolis Union Ry

Jay Street Connecting RR

Lake Terminal RR

Lehigh & New England RR

Lehigh Valley RR

McKeesport Connecting RR

Maine Central RR

Portland Terminal Company

Monongahela Ry

Montour RR

New York Central RR (Full Line Agreement)

Buffalo and East

West of Buffalo

Ohio Central Division (including K&M District)

Federal Valley

Michigan Central RR

Canada Division

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry

Peoria & Eastern Ry

Louisville & Jefferson Bridge & RR

Boston & Albany RR

Indiana Harbor Belt RR

Chicago River & Indiana RR

Chicago Junction Ry

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR

Lake Erie & Eastern RR

Cleveland Union Terminals

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR

New York Dock Ry

New York, New Haven & Hartford RR

Pennsylvania RR

Long Island RR

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pere Marquette Ry

Fort Street Union Depot Company

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Ry

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghlogheny Ry

Reading Company

River Terminal Ry

Staten Island Rapid Transit Ry

Union Depot Company (Columbus)

Union Freight RR (Boston)

Washington Terminal Company

Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry

Lorain & West Virginia Ry


Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast RR

Atlantic Coast Line RR

Atlanta & West Point RR

Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Central of Georgia Ry

Charleston & Western Carolina Ry

Chesapeake & Ohio Ry (including Hocking Division)

Clinchfield RR

Florida East Coast Ry

Georgia RR

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio RR

Jacksonville Terminal Company

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal RR

Louisville & Nashville RR

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Ry

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line RR

Norfolk & Western Ry

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac RR (includes Potomac Yards)

Seaboard Air Line Ry

Southern Ry System (includes State University RR)

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry

Alabama Great Southern (includes Woodstock & Blocton Ry, and Belt Ry of Chattanooga)

New Orleans & Northeastern RR

Georgia Southern & Florida Ry

Harriman & Northeastern RR

Cincinnati, Burnside & Cumberland River Ry

New Orleans Terminal

St. John's River Terminal

Virginian Ry

Winston-Salem Southbound Ry


Alton & Southern RR

Atlanta & St. Andres Bay Ry

Alabama State Docks

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern RR

Algers, Winslow & Western Ry

Apalachicola Northern RR

Ashley, Drew & Northern Ry

Atlantic & East Carolina Ry

Atlantic & Yadkin Ry

Baltimore & Annapolis RR

Barre & Chelsea RR

Beaver, Meade & Englewood RR

Benwood & Wheeling Connecting Ry

Berlin Mills Ry

Birmingham Southern RR

Boston Terminal Co.

Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Ry

Blue Ridge Ry

Columbia, Newberry & Laurens RR

Colorado & Wyoming Ry

California State Belt RR

California Western RR & Navigation Co.

Campbell's Creek RR

Canton RR

Carolina & Northwestern Ry

Chattanooga Traction Co.

Chicago, Attica & Southern RR

Chicago Short Line Ry

Chicago, South Shore & South Bend RR

Chicago, West Pullman & Southern RR

Columbia Union Station

Columbus & Greenville Ry

Copper Range RR

Cornwall RR

Cumberland & Pennsylvania RR

Cowlitz Chehalis & Cascade Ry

Cuyahoga Valley Ry

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

Chicago, Aurora & Elgin RR

Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee RR

Danville & Western Ry

Des Moines & Central Iowa RR

Delray Connecting RR

Detroit & Mackinac Ry

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Ry

East St. Louis Junction RR

East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Co.

Escanaba & Lake Superior RR

East Erie Commercial RR

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR

Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ry

Fore River RR

Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville RR

Frankfort & Cincinnati RR

Gainesville Midland RR

Georgia & Florida RR

High Point, Randalman, Ashboro & Southern RR

Hudson & Manhattan RR

Illinois Northern Ry

Illinois Terminal RR

Jacksonville, Gainesville & Gulf Ry

Interstate RR

Kelley's Creek & Northwestern RR

Kansas City Connecting RR

Kansas City, Kaw Valley RR

Litchfield & Madison Ry

Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR

Lakeside and Marblehead RR

LaSalle & Bureau County RR

Lehigh & Hudson River Ry

Lake Champlain & Moriah RR

Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley RR

Live Oak, Perry & Gulf RR

Longview, Portland & Northern Ry

Louisiana & North West RR

Manufacturers' Junction (Chicago) Ry

Memphis Union Station

Monongahela Connecting RR

Minneapolis Eastern Ry

Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Ry

Monessen & Southwestern Ry

Macon, Dublin & Savannah RR

Manistee & Northeastern Ry

Maryland & Pennsylvania RR

McCloud River RR

Meridian & Bigbee River Ry

Midland Terminal Ry

Mississippi Central RR

Missouri & Arkansas Ry

Montpelier & Wells River RR

Mount Hood RR

Nashville Terminals

New York, Susquehanna & Western RR

New York Dock Ry

Niagara Junction Ry

Northampton & Bath RR

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line RR

New Orleans & Lower Coast RR

New Orleans Public Belt RR

NewYork, Ontario & Western Ry

Newburg & South Shore Ry

Norfolk Southern Ry

Northeast Oklahoma RR

Orange, Pacific & Eastern

Orange Southern

Oregon & Northwestern RR

Patapsco & Back Rivers RR

Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England RR

Pittsburg, Lisbon & Western RR

Port Utilities Commission of South Carolina

Pullman RR

Petaluma & Santa Rose RR

Piedmont Northern Ry

Port Angeles & Western RR

Pacific Electric Ry

Portland Electric Power Co.

Pacific Coast RR

Pittsburgh & Shawmut RR

Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern RR

Paris & Mt. Pleasant RR

Quanah, Acme & Pacific Ry

Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Ry

Raritan River RR

Rutland RR

Rapid City, Black Hills & Western RR

San Francisco & Napa Valley RR

Savannah Union Station

Southern Pacific Co. of Mexico

Sand Springs Ry

Spokane Union Station

Sacramento Northern Ry

Savannah & Atlanta Ry

Sierra RR

South Buffalo Ry

Spokane International RR

St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain RR

Steelton & Highspire RR

Sumpter Valley Ry

Susquehanna & New York RR

St. Joseph Union Depot Co.

Texas City Terminal Ry

Tavares & Gulf RR

Tennessee Central Ry

Tennessee RR

Tidewater Southern Ry

Toledo Terminal RR

Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Ry

Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks

Union Freight Railroad Boston

Union Belt of Detroit

Union Terminal Railroad of St. Joseph

Utah RR

Union Railroad Company (Pittsburgh)

Wichita Falls & Southern RR

Williamiana & Grande Ronde Ry

Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern RR

Western Maryland Ry

Wichita Terminal Association

Yadkin RR

Yosemite Valley Ry

Yakima Valley Transportation Co.

Youngstown & Northern RR

Youngstown & Southern Ry



March 8, 1946

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 9702—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate a Dispute Between the Alton Railroad Company and Other Carriers, and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/231306

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