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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.