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Executive Order 9929—Creating an Emergency Board to Invetigate a Dispute Between the Akron, Canton & Youngstwn Railroad Company and Other Carrires and Certain of Their Employees

January 27, 1948

WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Company and other carriers designated in the list attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, and the Switchmen's Union of North America, labor organizations; and

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

WHEREAS this 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 the 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 any of the carriers involved or their employees in the conditions out of which the said dispute arose.



Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co.

Ann Arbor Railroad Company

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company

B&O Chicago Terminal RR Co.

Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Company

Boston and Maine Railroad

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Bush Terminal Railroad Company

Canadian National Railways

Canadian Natl. Rys.-Lines in N.E.

Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad

United States & Canada Railroad

St. Clair Tunnel Company

Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co.

Pere Marquette District

Fort Street Union Depot Co.

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. Co.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Company

Delaware & Hudson Railroad Corporation

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR Co.

Detroit Terminal Railroad Company

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Co.

Detroit Terminal Railroad Company

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Co.

Erie Railroad Company

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company

Huntingdon & Broad Top Mt. RR & Coal Co.

Indianapolis Union Railway Company

Lake Terminal Railroad Company

Lehigh & New England Railroad Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company

Maine Central Railroad Company

Portland Terminal Company

McKeesport Connecting Railroad

Monongahela Railway Company

Montour Railroad Company

New York Central RR (Full Line Agreements)

NYC RR-Buffalo and East

NYC RR-West of Buffalo

Michigan Central Railroad

C.C.C. & St. L. Railway

Peoria & Eastern Railway

L. & J. B. & Railroad Co.

Boston & Albany Railroad

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Chicago River & Indiana (C. J. Ry.)

Pittsburg & Lake Erie RR (L.E. & E.)

Cleveland Union Terminals

New York, Chicago & St Louis RR Co.

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co.

Northampton & Bath Railroad Company

Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Baltimore & Eastern Railroad Co.

Long Island Rail Road Company

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Co.

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Ry.

Reading Company

River Terminal Railway Co.

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway

Union Freight RR Co. (Boston)

Washington Terminal Company

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co.

Lorain & West Virginia Railway Co.


Atlantic Coast Line

Atlanta & West Point RR

Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Central of Georgia Ry.

Charleston & Western Carolina Ry.

Chesapeake & Ohio-Chesapeake Dist.

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

Seaboard Air Line Ry


Alabama Great Southern

Cin. Burnside & Cumberland River Ry.

Cin. New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry.

Georgia Southern & Florida Ry

Harriman & Northeastern RR

New Orleans & Northeastern

New Orleans Terminal

St. Johns River Terminal

Virginian Ry.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Ry.

Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Ry.

Panhandle & Santa Fe Ry.

Belt Ry. Co. 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 (Inc. S. St. Paul Terminal)

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

Colorado & Wyoming Ry

Davenport, Rock Island & Northwestern Ry

Denver & Rio Grande Western RR

Denver & Rio Grande Western RR (Former D&SL)

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

Gulf Coast Lines-Comprising

Asherton & Gulf Ry

Asphalt Belt Ry

Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western Ry

Houston & Brazos Valley Ry

Houston North Shore Ry

Iberia, St. Mary & Eastern RR

International-Great Northern RR

New Iberia & Northern RR

New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Ry

Orange & Northwestern RR

Rio Grande City Ry

St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Ry

San Antonio Southern Ry

San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf RR

San Benito & Rio Grande Valley Ry

Sugar Land Ry

Houston Belt & Terminal Ry

Illinois Central RR

Chicago & 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-Atoka Ry

Minneapolis & St. Louis Ry

Railway Transfer Co. of City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Ry

Mineral Range RR

Minnesota Transfer Ry

Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR

Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR co. of Texas

Missouri Pacific RR

Northern Pacific Ry

Northern Pacific Terminal Co. of Oregon

Northwestern Pacific RR

Ogden Union Ry. & Depot Co.

Oregon, California & Eastern Ry

Peoria & Pekin Union Ry

Port Terminal Railroad Association

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

St Paul Union Depot Co.

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Ry

Sioux City Terminal Ry

Southern Pacific Co. (Pacific Lines)-excluding former

El Paso & Southwestern System

Southern Pacific Co. -Former El Paso & Southwestern System

Southern Pacific Co.-Former Arizona Eastern RR-Phoenix Dist.

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry

Oregon Electric Ry

Oregon Trunk Ry

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texas & New Orleans RR

Texas & Pacific Ry

Abilene & Southern Ry

Fort Worth Belt Ry

Texas-new Mexico Ry

Texas Short Line Ry

Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Ry

Texas Mexican Ry

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal RR of New Orleans

Union Pacific RR

Union Railway Co. (Memphis)

Union Terminal Co. (Dallas)

Wabash RR-Lines West of Detroit and Toledo

Wabash RR-Lines East of Detroit (Buffalo Div.)

Western Pacific RR



January 27, 1948

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 9929—Creating an Emergency Board to Invetigate a Dispute Between the Akron, Canton & Youngstwn Railroad Company and Other Carrires and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278588

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