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                                                                                                     MARCH,                   1966

                                                                                            Vol. 27                                      No. 3
                                                                                                            Printed in U . S. A .

                                                                                                     IN THIS ISSUE
                                                                                            NYC'S NEW COMMUTER L O O K .                     3

                                                                                            A HOSE BY A N Y OTHER           NAME.            6

                                                                                            G R A N D T R O P H Y REWARDS FLEXI
                                                                                               V A N SALES       E F F O R T S . . .         7

                                                                                            THEY'RE Y A R D BIRDS N O W . .                  8

                                                                                            BIG I N D I A N A T R A C K J O B FINISHED     10

                                                                                            CENTRAL'S 1965 EARNINGS HIGHEST

                                                                                               IN LAST TEN      Y E A R S . . . .           11

                                                                                            PROMOTIONS                                      12

    Christening the new a d d i t i o n . . .                                               QUIZ                                            13

    to the Central's motive power fleet is M r s . Alfred E . Perlman, wife of the
                                                                                            RETIREMENTS                                     14
    President of N Y C . M r . Perlman stands by as she smashes a bottle of
    N e w Y o r k State champagne over the nose of one of the 50 new 3, 000
                                                                                                    NORMAN M. STONE
    horsepower freight locomotives N e w Y o r k Central has purchased from
                                                                                              Manager, Publications & Advertising
    Electro-Motive Division of General Motors C o r p . This four axle, four
    motor unit will be used in high speed freight service between N e w Y o r k                H A R O L D J. S C H N E I D E R , Editor
    and Chicago and is an important part of N e w Y o r k Central's continuing                  S Y D N E Y O X B E R R Y , Art Editor
    program for improved service to the shipping public.

                                                                                                       EDITORIAL ASSOCIATES

                                                                                                     John E. Salter, Syracuse

                                                                                                Frederic H. W o o l f a l l , Cleveland

                                                                                             Farwell C . Rhodes, Jr., Indianapolis

                                                                                                   Frank M . M a l o n e , C h i c a g o

                                                                                                   Robert W .     Schuette, Boston

                                                                                                   Fred A . Huber, Jr., Detroit

                                                                                            HEADLIGHT is published by the New York
                                                                                            Central System for its active and retired
                                                                                            employees and their families. A l l commu-
                                                                                            nications should he addressed to the
                                                                                            HEADLIGHT editorial office: Room 1446, 466
    N e w York Central trainees...                                                          Lexington Ave., New York, N . Y . 10017.
                                                                                            Member: Association of Railroad Editors,
                                                                                            New York Association of Industrial Com-
    are given outline of orientation program sponsored by the Operating                     municators, International     Council   of
    Department, by A . W . Laskoske, V i c e President-Operation. The five-day              Industrial Editors.
    session was held in Cleveland recently and included a full day at N e w
    Y o r k Central's Technical Research Center, one of the world's largest
    industrial research laboratories, and a day at the Collinwood yards.
                                                                                            O N T H E C O V E R : This unusual shot
    Throughout the program the group studied various phases of the N e w
                                                                                            of G r a n d Central Terminal in N e w
    Y o r k Central's operation. The program was under the direction of Robert
                                                                                            Y o r k City, was taken by Photographer
    D . Timpany, (standing at right rear), Assistant V i c e President-Operating
                                                                                            E d N o w a k , who used a N i k o n camera
    Administration, assisted by W i l l i a m V . Hayes (center), Director of T r a i n -
                                                                                            equipped with a fish-eye lens which
    ing and Safety and John C . M i l l e r , T r a i n i n g Supervisor.
                                                                                            gives 180 degree angle shot. H e used a
                                                                                            time setting of one-fifth of a second and
                                                                                            a lens opening of f 16.

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                                                                                            A little over one year ago Central
                                                                                         created a Suburban Service Department.
                                                                                         Headed by James M . Loconto, the de-
                                                                                         partment's assignment was to plan and
                                                                                         coordinate all aspects of the Central's
                                                                                         suburban service in the N e w Y o r k City
                                                                                         area, and develop long-range plans for
                                                                                         that operation. This was a step by N Y C
                                                                                         to place new emphasis on its efforts to
                                                                                         provide the Central's 40, 000 daily sub-
                                                                                         urban riders in the N e w Y o r k metro-
                                                                                         politan area with the finest and most effi-
                                                                                         cient service that the economics of
                                                                                         operation would permit.
                                                                                               Since then many developments have
                                                                                         occurred to improve the commuter's
                                                                                         life on the Central.
                                                                                               Progress was rapid in implementing
                                                                                         the program primarily because of pre-
                                                                                         paratory work that had been accom-
                                                                                         plished by the N e w Y o r k District Indus-
                                                                                         t r i a l E n g i n e e r i n g Staff, u n d e r the
                                                                                         direction of Donald O . Eisele. M r . Eisele
NEW TICKET COLLECTING method speeds commuters using Bronx local trains outbound
                                                                                         joined the Suburban Service Department
from Grand Central Terminal and terminating at Mount Vernon on Harlem Division and
                                                                                         when it was first organized as its M a n -
Glenwood on Hudson Division. This was one of the innovations in commuter operations
that played a very important part in enabling Central to provide emergency service for   ager of Suburban Planning.
thousands of people needing transportation during the New York City transit strike.            First step was the establishment of
In picture at top right commuters wait at Scarsdale, N. Y. station to board one of the   zone fares on an experimental basis in
237 daily suburban trains operated into and out of Grand Central Terminal on an          portions of the suburban territory,, which
average weekday. These trains serve 52 stations on the Harlem Division and 31 on the     became effective in February, 1964. In
Hudson Division and maintained a 93. 4 per cent on time performance during 1965.         M a y , 1965, zone fares were extended to
                                                                                         apply throughout the entire suburban
                                                                                         territory and, in January of this year the
                                                                                         zone concept became permanent.
                                                                                               Second step was changing the ticket
                                                                                         collecting method for inbound and out-
                                                                                         bound B r o n x local rush hour trains
                                                                                         operating between G r a n d Central Ter-
                                                                                         minal and M t . V e r n o n , and G l e n w o o d .
                                                                                               T h i r d step was inauguration of zone
                                                                                         schedules which gave the majority of
                                                                                         commuters on the H a r l e m Division non-
                                                                                         stop service direct to and from their
                                                                                            These innovations in commuter op-
                                                                                                      Continued on next page

March, 1966                                                                                                                                3
Central's N e w Commuter Look—Continued
eration played a very important part in          Central T e r m i n a l on an average week-
enabling the N e w Y o r k Central to pro-       day. These trains serve 52 stations on the              INSIDE VIEW of one of NYC's commuter
vide emergency service for thousands of          H a r l e m D i v i s i o n and 31 on the H u d s o n   cars looked like this (picture below) when
people needing transportation during the         Division and maintained a 93. 4 per cent                the Beech Grove Shops started the refur-
recent N e w Y o r k City transit strike.        on time performance during 1965.                        bishing project. Repairmen Millard Hacker
    Other improvements that were estab-               Last A p r i l the Central completed a             (kneeling, left) and Edward D. Long work
                                                                                                         on the sidewalls while Production Planning
lished included simplifying, for easier          three-year, $14 million program w h i c h
                                                                                                         Coordinator Robert Piemen (standing, right)
passenger reading, Hudson and H a r l e m        placed 87 new multiple-unit commuter
                                                                                                         and Sidney Bash, Passenger Car Shop Fore-
D i v i s i o n suburban timetables. Special     coaches in service throughout the electri-              man, check progress. When completed these
trains were run for Westchester residents        fied zones of both the H u d s o n and H a r -          refurbished coaches will sport new interiors,
traveling into N e w Y o r k to see such         lem division.                                           feature modern high-backed contour seats,
events as the N e w Y o r k Football Giants           The 40 modern passenger coaches                    comfortable neoprene cushioning and plas-
games, and Pope Paul's celebration of            now being refurbished w i l l serve c o m -             tic woven fabric covers. All coaches will be
Mass at Yankee Stadium during his visit          muters to and from G r a n d Central Ter-               equipped with a public address system for
to the United States.                            minal and stations on N Y C ' s upper-                  direct communication by train crews with
                                                 H u d s o n and upper-Harlem d i v i s i o n s -         passengers, double windows with tinted
    Manhattan T r i p Tickets were high-
                                                                                                         glass, and improved air-conditioning and
lighted. These special tickets are good          stations north of White Plains and north
                                                                                                          heating systems.
weekdays on non-rush-hour trains and             of C r o t o n - H a r m o n (where electrification
on all week end trains. Passengers using         ends). Delivery of the first units are
these special tickets can save up to 40          scheduled for early this year.                                                                                                                  CENTRAL'S NEW COMMUTER LOOK has
per cent and in some cases up to 50 per               These coaches are lightweight, stream-                                                                                                     been well publicized, as is shown above
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in this grouping of various pieces of pro-
cent on round trip tickets from points in        lined, roller-bearing cars of the type used
                                                                                                                                                                                                 motional material prepared to give the
the suburban area to G r a n d Central           on the Twentieth Century L i m i t e d and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 commuter a better understanding of the
Terminal.                                        Empire State Express. Sixteen units are                                                                                                         many new features that Central has devel-
    C H E K - I T , the automatic purchase-      constructed of stainless steel and the re-                                                                                                      oped to provide commuters with comfort-
by-mail of monthly commutation tickets           maining 24 are of carbon steel.                                                                                                                 able as well as dependable service.
at no extra charge, continued to be pub-              The refurbished coaches, with new
licized. A new flash-type, credit card           interiors, feature modern two-and-two
size, monthly commutation ticket was             seating, high-backed contour seats, c o m -
designed for commuters' convenience.             fortable neo-prene cushioning and plas-
    A detailed survey was conducted by           tic woven fabric covers. The seating
N Y C , asking its commuters if they pre-        capacity of each unit is 108 passengers
ferred to ride i n non-smoking cars or           in 54 pairs of seats.
smoking cars. W h e n all the results were            A l l coaches are equipped with a public
in and tabulated, a pamphlet was dis-            address system for direct communication
tributed to riders, indicating that two-         by train crews with passengers, double
thirds of the commuters polled said they         windows with tinted glass, and improved
preferred to ride in non-smoking cars            air-conditioning and heating systems.
rather than sit i n cars where smoking                One of the two new breakfast-bar cars
was permitted, even though they smoke            w i l l operate on each division. H a l f the
elsewhere. They would ''rather stand             interior of the breakfast-bar car com-
than switch, " the survey revealed.              prises a lounge area and 20-foot coun-
    Based on these results of the survey,        ter-type bar and the other half is sub-
Central gradually re-shuffled the number         divided into three private compartments.
and location of smoking cars on its sub-         The compartments, which will accom-
urban service trains to conform to com-          modate eight persons, are available at                                                                                                          NEW BREAKFAST BAR CARS are now op-
muters' preferences.                             special monthly rates to groups for busi-                                                                                                       erating on both the Harlem and Hudson
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Division. Pictured above is one of the fin-
    D u r i n g the 1965 Christmas Holiday       ness conferences or as game rooms. F u r -
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ished cars as it came off the production
Season, a special holiday timetable was          nishings include a card table, chairs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 line at NYC's Beech Grove (Ind. ) Car Shop.
issued, detailing special schedules oper-        a settee. Compartment floors are covered
ated Christmas E v e and N e w Year's Eve.       with blue-green carpeting and the floor
    Central's latest commuter service i m -      in the lounge-bar area is brown tile. T h e                                                     COMMUTERS (right) try out the service on
provement is a $1. 6 million expenditure         bar is formica-lined.                                                                           the new breakfast-bar car as they sample
to refurbish 40 streamlined mainline                  Breakfast service on morning runs                                                          the fruit juices, coffee, rolls and assorted
passenger coaches and the production of          features fruit juices, coffee, rolls and                                                        pastries served on the morning run. In the
                                                                                                                                                 evenings, there is complete bar service.
two newly designed breakfast-bar cars at         assorted pastries. In the evenings, there
Beech G r o v e , Ind., Passenger C a r Shop.    is complete bar service.
    This expenditure is another example               W o r k on the new coaches and break-                                                      SANDING THE SIDE of one of NYC's 40
of Central's continuing effort to provide        fast-bar cars was done under the direc-                                                         commuter coaches undergoing extensive
its commuters with comfortable as well           tion of Robert T . Tomlinson, Beech                                                             modernization and rebuilding are E. K.
as dependable service. D u r i n g the past      G r o v e Shop Superintendent, and Robert                                                       Neathery (left) and H. R. Alexander (pic-
four years, Central has invested approxi-        Piemen, Production Planning C o o r d i -                                                       ture at left), Painters at NYC's Beech Grove
mately $15. 6 m i l l i o n in commuter equip-   nator.                                                                                          (Ind. ) Shops. Coaches are lightweight,
ment. The program has brought the total               M a n y more innovations are under                                                         streamlined, roller-bearing cars of the type
                                                                                                                                                 used on the 20th Century Limited and Em-
number of commuter coaches in service            study by M r . Loconto's staff to make the
                                                                                                                                                 pire State Express. Sixteen units are con-
to 417, which are operated on 237 daily          life of the N e w Y o r k Central commuter                                                      structed of stainless steel and the remaining
suburban trains into and out of G r a n d        even a happier one.                                                                             24 are carbon steel.

                                                                                                          March, 1966                                                                                                                      5
    HEFTY H O S E . . . A continuous, 300-foot length of rubber hose gives the " p u s h " to a freight car mover developed by the
    New York Central Technical Research Center at Collinwood, Ohio for use on sidings and in other areas of low-density rail traffic.

            A Hose by Any Other Name
    There's no end to the things rubber       sion in A k r o n , O., i n one continuous,     pinch of the rollers. The resulting action
hose can do.                                  unspliced length. It has a tube and cover       —the force of the trapped fluid pushing
   N o w it's being used to move railroad     of neoprene synthetic rubber for flexi-         against the closely spaced rollers—is the
freight cars.                                 bility and for resistance to physical           force which propels the sled which, in
   The N e w Y o r k Central developed the    stress, o i l , abrasion, age and weather. It   turn, sets a standing freight car in mo-
technique. It's using hose to give the        is reinforced with specially selected           tion by engaging its wheel axles with
push to a low-cost car mover, a device        synthetic cords.                                two pusher arms.
small enough to stumble over, but one                                                            The principle is that of a cylinder and
powerful enough to move five freight          System is Simple                                piston: The hose is the cylinder, the
cars weighing more than 200 tons.                                                             hydraulic fluid the piston and the rollers
   R. J. Mangan, a Research Engineer at          The Central's car moving system is           are the piston head.
the Central's Cleveland Technical Cen-        deceptively simple.                                Although the sled can "push" in only
ter, designed the car mover. It's for use        It has three principle parts—the hose,       one direction, it can be moved backward
on sidings and in other areas of low-         which lies stationary between the rails;        by reversing the flow of fluid in the cir-
density rail traffic. One man can operate     a hydraulic pump, which is linked by            culating hydraulic system. The pusher
it efficiently.                               piping to both ends of the hose, and a          arms deflect to permit the sled to pass
   The pilot car mover is in operation at     wheeled, sled-like vehicle that is seven        beneath standing freight cars.
the Central's Collinwood car repair           feet long, 30 inches wide, less than a             The hose supplies 20 pounds of linear
facility. It costs one-quarter to one-half    foot high and weighs 350 pounds.                force for every ton of freight car pushed.
less than other equipment used by rail-          The sled travels on tracks of its own.       Although Goodyear rates its working
roads and freight handlers as a substitute    Its four wheels are guided by inverted          pressure at 250 pounds per square inch,
for locomotive power—depending on the         strips of channel iron which are an-            the Central operates it regularly at 300
length of track over which the car mover      chored to the crossties between the rails.      pounds per square inch.
operates.                                        The hose is placed so that its entire           Goodyear can build linear actuator
   The key to the car mover's efficiency      length can pass between two rollers on          hose in continuous lengths many times
is a 300-foot-long piece of linear actu-      the sled. The action is similar to that of      longer than the 300 feet required for the
ator hose with an inside diameter of four     a piece of clothing passing between the         prototype car moving system, but Cen-
inches. There are not many pieces of          wringers on a washing machine.                  tral believes 700 feet to be about the
hose like it. It was designed and built          A s hydraulic fluid is sent through the      maximum desirable distance for any
by Goodyear's Industrial Products D i v i -   hose, its movement is restricted by the         future systems the Central may install.

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                 FLEXI-THON G R A N D TROPHY for
                 1965 went to New York Central's
                 hard-driving St. Louis sales organiza-
                 tion. Joseph A . Robertson (center),
                 Flexi-Van Sales Manager at St. Louis,
                 accepts trophy on behalf of his sales
                 forces from John G . Patten, Vice Presi-
                 dent-Freight Sales. At right, Roy L. Mil-
                 bourne, Director of Flexi-Van Sales &
                 Service, beams approval.

Grand Trophy

Rewards Flexi-Van Sales Efforts
» T o p award for the first year's winner                       FLEXI-THON II CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED
of the Flexi-Thon Campaign went to
Central's hard driving St. Louis sales or-         trophy w i l l be presented each month to            the best 12-month sales record will w i n
ganization. Headed by Joseph A . Rob-              the F l e x i - V a n Sales Manager whose ter-       the G r a n d Trophy.
ertson, F l e x i - V a n Sales Manager, the       ritory tops the field i n originated traffic.             F l e x i - V a n service broke several rec-
group w o n the monthly trophy in Jan-                A tally for each territory w i l l be kept        ords in 1965. First, it reached an all-time
uary, A p r i l , August and September last        on a F l e x i - T h o n II Meter which indi-        high of 122, 081 vanloads, an 18. 7 per
year. T o p award for the year was w o n           cates the monthly quota and the number               cent increase over 1964.
by exceeding the 1965 F l e x i - V a n Sales      of revenue Flexi-Vans loaded.                             In December, 1965, F l e x i - V a n load-
quota by 7. 7 per cent.                               A Flexi-Thonette, a miniature version             ings totaled 10, 645 vans, an increase of
   John G . Patten, N Y C ' s V i c e Presi-       of the System-Wide Campaign will be set              22 per cent over December, 1964, and
dent-Freight Sales and R o y L . M i l -           up by each Sales Manager for all sales-              the highest total December figure since
bourne, Central's Director of F l e x i - V a n    men in his territory. Salesmen will be               F l e x i - V a n service was inaugurated in
Sales & Service, were on hand to make              assigned quotas, with points for overseas            A p r i l , 1958.
the presentation of the G r a n d Trophy.          through-van traffic, new P l a n V ac-                    F l e x i - V a n traffic has been increasing
   M r . M i l b o u r n e , who planned and       counts, new business, rate proposals and             at a higher percentage than the com-
launched the first F l e x i - T h o n campaign,   sales ideas.                                         bined national total for "piggyback" and
announced that F l e x i - T h o n II was now         The F l e x i - T h o n II campaign w i l l end   container service. In 1965, piggybacking
in full swing and that once again a                next December, and the territory with                of truck trailers and containers on flat-
                                                                                                        cars ran 15 per cent above 1964, or
                                                                                                        approximately 3. 7 per cent less than
                                                                                                        1965 F l e x i - V a n volume.
                                                                                                             Representing less than one-half of one
                                                                                                        per cent of the total freight equipment
                                                                                                        on the Central, F l e x i - V a n contributed
                                                                                                         15 per cent of total net income in 1965,
                                                                                                        up from 11 per cent in 1964.

                                                                                                  TOP FLEXI-VAN SALESMEN for 1965
                                                                                                  were in line for congratulations for a
                                                                                                  job well done. Roy L. Milbourne (center),
                                                                                                  Director of Flexi-Van Sales & Service,
                                                                                                  did the honors as he announced the
                                                                                                  launching of Flexi-Thon II Campaign for
                                                                                                   1966. Looking forward to the chal-
                                                                                                  lenge of the new campaign were left to
                                                                                                  right: Ronald A. Stahl, Cincinnati; Wal-
                                                                                                  ter L. Jones, Chicago; Charles L. Hux,
                                                                                                  Boston; Mr, Milbourne; Ambrose R. Har-
                                                                                                   kins, Buffalo; Joseph A. O'Brien, Detroit;
                                                                                                  and Charles A. Lybarger, St. Louis.

March, 1966                                                                                                                                             7
     When      the    New    York    Daily       News
Magazine       section      ran   a picture      story
last October, headlined, "Where d i d the
eagles go?", the editor had no idea there
were so many b i r d watchers i n the area.
Some     100 readers wrote i n and scores
of others telephoned, giving the where-
abouts of many of the 16 cast i r o n eagles
                                                                                                                N E W YORK DAILY NEWS photographer David McLane took this                 CLOSE INSPECTION is made of this giant eagle,
that had adorned the o l d G r a n d C e n t r a l                                                                                                                                        as Henry LoTang boosts his son, Jon, 3, up to get
                                                                                                                photo of eagle at Philipse Manor-North Tarrytown Station, which
T e r m i n a l (pictured at the r i g h t ) , prede-                                                           triggered search for other Grand Central Terminal birds.                  good look at it on their Mt. Vernon, N. Y. property.
cessor    of   the     present G r a n d     Central.
Each     of the       eagles weighs      a ton    and
has a w i n g span of 12 feet.
     I n 1903, when the o l d T e r m i n a l was
demolished,          the   eagles were     removed.
Daily     News       photographer
L a n e found one sitting proudly at
                                      David      Mc-
                                                   the                                                               YARD BIRDS
N o r t h T a r r y t o w n , N . Y . Station. Thanks
to the letters and calls, he located
others. Should any H E A D L I G H T readers
k n o w the location of the other six, please
                                                                                                                              Readers Help Locate Missing
let the E d i t o r k n o w .                                                                                                    Grand Central Eagles

                                                                                                                                                                                   W H A T A BIRD BATH this fellow would need! Eagle graces
                                                                                                                                                                                   lawn at Mt. Vernon, N. Y. home of Mario and Lena Torrisi.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Each eagle weighs a ton and has a wing span of 1 2 feet.

 PROUD OWNERS of this Grand Central eagle
 are Dr. and Mrs. Albert Rogliano of Bronx-
 vilte, N. Y. In the oval at right, Walter Fas-
                                                         A VISITOR to Kings Point, L. I. lounges up against         MARY IMMACULATE FRIARY at Garrison, N . Y. also has            ST. BASIL'S A C A D E M Y in Cold Spring, N. Y. is the proud
 bender, Director of the Vanderbilt Museum,
                                                         stanchion supporting another of the missing eagles         one of the eagles. Rev. Jordan Sullivan (left) and Rev. Roch   owner of two of these majestic eagles. The Reverend
 Centerport, L. I., inspects eagle at entrance.
                                                         from the old Grand Central Terminal.                       Mullin admire its beauty in its Hudson River valley setting.   Demetrius Frangos, Director, stands near one of them.
 A second eagle guards another entrance.

                                                           New York Central Headlight                 March, 1966
GRINDERS GALORE—A section of the seven-car Speno rail-grinder machine moves over                     S M O O T H RAILING-Close-up view of the
the New York Central's main line between Anderson, Ind. and Terre Haute grinding                     seven-car rail grinding train which smoothes
smooth the dual track as part of a $525, 900 maintenance program.                                    and polishes N Y C track.

      Big Indiana Track Job Finished
    N e w Y o r k Central has spent more                 The track rebuilding w i l l provide        the project, which also included ballast
than $525, 900 for track renovation be-              more efficient movement of freight and          cleaning, rail joint straightening, re-
tween Anderson and Terre Haute, Ind.                 smoother passenger rides, N Y C South-          placement of w o r n ties, surfacing and
   The program started last A p r i l and            ern District General Manager R i c h a r d      track alignment.
was completed early this year. The track             B . Hasselman said.                                The program covered approximately
rebuilt is part of N Y C ' s St. L o u i s - N e w      The program featured use of the most         214 mainline track miles, since most of
Y o r k mainline which passes through                ultra-modern track renovation machin-           the right-of-way is dual-tracked.
Indianapolis. It is the route of two of the          ery, including a seven-car rail-grinder            The program included replacement of
world's fastest freight trains, Central's            train rented for the project at an approx-      45, 000 ties and addition of 100, 000 tons
S V - 5 and S V - 6 , which are solid trains         imate cost of $2, 000 per day. The rail         of stone ballast to the right-of-way.
of Flexi-Vans. F l e x i - V a n is a rail flatcar   grinder levels the tops of the steel rails         The Indianapolis-Terre Haute section
which hauls specially designed freight-              within thousandths-of-an-inch precision,        of track will be used as main line for
carrying trailer bodies to provide inte-             eliminating the bounce and much of the          the Penn-Central when the merger is
grated rail-highway-sea transportation               ciickety-clack experienced on w o r n rail.     approved by the Interstate Commerce
service.                                                R a i l grinding put the finished touch to   Commission.


10                                                                                                                     New York Central Headlight
            Central's 1965 Earnings Highest in Last Ten Years
    N e w Y o r k Central reported a 53. 5                   revenues, include F l e x i - V a n container      of $31. 3 million, a 27 per cent increase
per cent increase in its 1965 net income                     service. The volume of this coordinated            over 1964.
which amounted to $41, 518, 728, or                          rail-highway-water operation reached a                F l e x i - F l o , the revolutionary service
$6. 06 per share. This compares with                         new record of 122, 081 vans, an increase           for the movement of dry bulk c o m m o d i -
net income of $27, 046, 846, or $3. 95 per                   of 18. 7 per cent. Even though F l e x i - V a n   ties, has enabled the N Y C to transport
share, for the year 1964.                                    equipment represents but one-half of one           four times the amount of cement it car-
    The 1965 consolidated earnings, i n -                    per cent of the N e w Y o r k Central's total      ried in 1964. Central recently received
cluding subsidiary companies, totaled                        equipment, it is contributing 15 per cent          the industry's G o l d e n Freight C a r A w a r d
$52, 355, 635, or $7. 64 per share. The                      of total net income, up from 11 per cent           for this new concept. A t the same time,
1964 consolidated earnings amounted to                       in 1964.                                           the operation of the first unit train of
$35, 511, 376, or $5. 18 per share.                             The transportation of assembled auto-           hot steel slabs, integrating the production
    Alfred E . Perlman, N Y C President,                     mobiles on tri-level carriers during 1965          lines of two steel plants 500 miles apart,
said: "The improved earnings are the                         reached an all-time high of 1, 140, 000            is continuing to set new records. It is
result of a quiet revolution on the N e w                    new autos. This represents more than 13            expected that this unit train operation,
Y o r k Central that has resulted in new                     per cent of the nation's automobile pro-           inaugurated in M a y , 1965, will expand
concepts for maximizing profits. The                         duction. D u r i n g 1965, automobile traffic      to daily service in 1966, an increase from
weapons of this revolution, " he ex-                         on the Central produced gross revenues             the present three unit trains per week.
plained, "are new marketing, cost and
technical research methods to deter-
                                                               EARNINGS STATEMENT SUMMARY:                                Y e a r 1965            Y e a r 1964
mine rates, equipment and services that
will produce the most profit in all areas                      Gross Revenues                                            $661,   453, 842      $641,   519, 752
of the company's operations. "                                 Total Expenses                                             528,   060, 364       524,   152, 998
    M r . Perlman pointed out that during                      Net Railway Operating Income                                48,   343, 016        32,   768, 520
 1965 the Central's average revenue per                        Net Income                                                  41,   518, 728        27,   046, 846
car increased $7. 27 over 1964, to a new                       Earnings Per Share                                                   $6. 06                $3. 95
high of $172. 84. In the past five years,
the railroad's average revenue per car                                                                               F o u r t h Quarter Ended Dec. 31,
has increased $16. 17, in spite of a 11. 5
per cent decrease i n the rate per ton-mile                                                                                   1965                     1964
charged the shipper. Central transports
a p p r o x i m a t e l y three m i l l i o n l o a d e d      Gross Revenues                                            5170,   335, 228      $163, 548, 603
freight cars annually.                                         Total Expenses                                             132,   555, 890       135, 407, 136
    Innovations in freight traffic, which                      Net Railway Operating Income                                18,   599, 185          8, 435, 234
have made a substantial contribution to                        Net Income                                                  19,   239, 091          9, 567, 274
the N e w Y o r k Central's 1965 improved                      Earnings Per Share                                                   $2. 81              $1. 40

        A capsule history of New York Central—No. 9

                                                      Heritage of Progress
            In the spring of 1832, permis-                      tunneled. Tunneling was a new                   When initial discussions as to the
        sion was granted the N e w Y o r k &                    science in A m e r i c a ; only three, all      feasibility of the tunnel were dis-
        Harlaem to extend its tracks below                      in Pennsylvania, were i n existence             eased, a committee reported that
        Prince Street. A n d when deep ex-                      at this time.                                   there were two views. One, that
        cavations at M u r r a y H i l l were                                                                   as a "work of art, " the tunnel
        c o m p l e t e d , s e r v i c e t h r o u g h to                                                      would be of great credit to the
        Yorkville (86th Street) went into                                                                       company. The other point of view
        operation. A N e w Y o r k City pub-                                                                    was that as an "object of curios-
        lication of that day declared that                                                                      ity, " it would probably attract en-
        the ride to Y o r k v i l l e on the new                                                                couragement from the public.
        railroad was one of the most inter-                                                                          When         finally   completed in
        esting in the city, for either citizen                                                                   1837, it had cost $95, 000, was
        or visitor.                                                                                             s l i g h t l y less t h a n 600 feet i n
            The ride terminated at an ele-                                                                      length, and was 18 feet high.
        vation popularly known as Ob-                                                                                The value of the "work of art"
        servatory H i l l . This elevation was                                                                  and "object of curiosity" was
        now giving the directors and en-                           The two-mile stretch between                 proven, for thousands paid fares
        gineers of the company cause for                        Y o r k v i l l e and Harlem was the            just for the novel experience of
        worry since it soon became ob-                          toughest problem the builders of                r i d i n g b e h i n d t r o t t i n g horses
        vious that it would have to be                          the new road had yet encountered.               through the hill.

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         Employees Move Into New Posts on NYC
REAL ESTATE         DEPARTMENT                   in Indianapolis in 1941. Since that time                 Suburban Trainmaster is a new posi-
                                                 he has held various positions in the                  tion created to provide greater coordina-
   Fred Hurvich has been appointed to
                                                 Transportation and Operating Depart-                  tion between all departments to improve
the position of Manager of Insurance
                                                 ments and i n 1957 he was appointed                   the suburban service with respect to
with headquarters in N e w Y o r k .
                                                 Transportation Superintendent of the                  schedules, performance and equipment.
    M r . H u r v i c h joined the Central as
                                                 Syracuse Division, the position he held                  M r . A s h t o n , joined the N Y C in 1946
T a x Attorney i n 1964, following private
                                                 prior to his present appointment.                     as a Student Telegrapher. In 1952, he be-
law practice.
                                                                                                       came a T r a i n Dispatcher at G r a n d Cen-
                                                 MECHANICAL           DEPARTMENT                       tral T e r m i n a l . Since 1963, he has served
                                                                                                       as Chief T r a i n Dispatcher at N e w Y o r k .
                                                     Paul R. Oliver has been appointed to
                                                 the position of Manager of C a r M a i n -
                                                 tenance with headquarters i n N e w Y o r k ,
                                                 with jurisdiction over freight and pas-
                                                 senger car facilities other than Shops.
                                                     M r . Oliver began his railroad career
                                                 as a C a r m a n Apprentice on the Boston &
                                                 A l b a n y i n 1930. Since then he has held
     Fred Hurvich          Joseph M . Ostrow     various positions in the Mechanical De-
                                                 partment, including; Foreman, C r o t o n -
                                                 H a r m o n , N . Y . ; General Foreman, G C T ;
MARKETING           DEPARTMENT                                                                           Americus C. Vitale             Ronald Ashton
                                                 Assistant to General Superintendent-Car;
   Joseph M . Ostrow has been appointed          Master Mechanic and in 1961 he was
Assistant General Manager of Pricing             appointed Supervisor of C a r Mainte-                    Herbert A . Barker has been appointed
with headquarters i n N e w Y o r k .            nance-Freight, the position he held prior             to the position of Captain of Police,
    M r . Ostrow joined the Central as a         to his present assignment.                            G r a n d Central T e r m i n a l and Hudson D i -
Research Assistant i n 1956 following a                                                                visions with headquarters in N e w Y o r k .
term of service as an officer in the U . S.                                                               M r . Barker, began his railroad career
A r m y Transportation Corps. In 1960, he                                                              with the N Y C as a Patrolman in 1945. He
was appointed Director of Market Re-                                                                   progressed through the ranks of the Cen-
search, and in 1964 he was named M a n -                                                               tral's security force and was appointed
ager of Pricing for agricultural and food                                                              Detective Lieutenant in 1958, the posi-
commodities, the position he held prior                                                                tion he held prior to present promotion.
to his present assignment.

                                                     Paul R. Oliver              Victor F. Kania

                                                    Victor F . Kania has been appointed
                                                 to the position of Manager of Heavy Re-
                                                 pairs and Special Equipped Cars with
                                                 headquarters in N e w Y o r k .
                                                    M r . K a n i a began his career with the
                                                 Central in 1936 as a C a r Repairer i n                 Herbert A. Barker              John J. Keon
  Richard H. Steiner      Frederick I. Doebber   Detroit, M i c h . Since then he has held
                                                 various positions i n the M e c h a n i c a l D e -   EASTERN      DISTRICT
   Richard H . Steiner has been appointed        partment, including: Repair T r a c k In-                John J. Keon has been appointed
to the position of Manager of Pricing Re-        spector; Special Inspector; General In-               Transportation Superintendent with
search with headquarters i n N e w Y o r k .     spector and in 1963 he was appointed                  headquarters in Rochester, N . Y .
   M r . Steiner joined the Central's M a r -    Supervisor of C a r Maintenance-Special
                                                                                                          M r . K e o n started his career with the
ket Research Department i n 1960. H e            Equipment, the position he held prior
                                                                                                       Central as a Messenger i n N e w Y o r k
was promoted to Industry Planning                to his present assignment.
                                                                                                       City in 1945. After serving there in
Analyst in 1962, where he concentrated              Americus Vitale has been appointed                 ous clerical capacities he was appointed
on the development of N Y C ' s grain rate       to the position of Mechanical Engineer                Process Engineer at the East Rochester
and equipment programs. In 1964, he              with headquarters in N e w Y o r k .                  C a r Shop i n 1957. H e was named Super-
was named Manager of Agriculture In-                M r . Vitale joined the Central in 1929            visor of Y a r d Procedures at Elkhart.
dustry Services, the position he held            as Assistant M e c h a n i c a l Engineer, the        Ind. in 1959, and was made Assistant
prior to his present appointment.                position he held prior to his present                 Trainmaster at Indianapolis, Ind. in 1960
                                                 assignment.                                           and Trainmaster at Albany, N . Y . in
OPERATING        DEPARTMENT                                                                            1962. H e has been T e r m i n a l Superin-
    Frederick I. Doebber has been ap-            NEW     YORK     DISTRICT                             tendent at Central's Frontier Y a r d . Buf-
pointed Operation Planning Engineer                 Ronald Ashton has been appointed to                falo, N . Y . , since 1963.
with headquarters in N e w Y o r k .             the position of Suburban Trainmaster for                 Joseph L . Krajcer has been appointed
    M r . Doebber joined the Central as a        N Y C ' s Hudson and H a r l e m Divisions            Terminal Superintendent with head-
C l e r k in the Transportation Department       with headquarters i n N e w Y o r k .                 quarters i n Frontier Y a r d . Buffalo. N . Y

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   Mr. Krajcer joined the Central i n                       Edward J. Larivey has been appointed            that location, the position he held prior
1941 as a Messenger i n the Transporta-                  Terminal Trainmaster with headquarters             to his present appointment.
tion Department at East Buffalo, N . Y .                 in Frontier Y a r d , Buffalo, N . Y .                 Thomas E . Slowey has been appointed
He advanced as Clerk, Checker, Y a r d -                    M r . Larivey joined the Central as a           Chief of Police, with jurisdiction over
master, and General Yardmaster. In                       Switchtender in 1942 at East Buffalo,              the L a k e and Toledo Divisions with
1962 he was appointed T e r m i n a l T r a i n -        N . Y . Leaving the N Y C as a Y a r d Brake-      headquarters in Cleveland, O.
master at Frontier Y a r d , the position he             man in 1943 for military service, he re-               M r . Slowey joined the Central as a
held prior to his present assignment.                    turned in 1945, advancing to Yardmas-              Patrolman in his hometown of Syracuse,
   William A . Marx has been appointed                   ter i n 1956 and General Yardmaster in             N . Y . in 1947. In 1956 he was promoted
to the position of D i v i s i o n Engineer with         January, 1965, the position he held prior          to Sergeant at Watertown, N . Y . F r o m
headquarters in Rochester, N . Y .                       to his present appointment.                        1957 to 1964 he was Lieutenant at
   M r . M a r x , a native of M o n r o e , M i c h ,                                                      Corning, N . Y . , Rochester, N . Y . , and
joined the Central in 1956 as Assistant                                                                     Syracuse, N . Y . In November 1964, he
Industrial Engineer at Detroit, M i c h .                                                                   was advanced to Captain of Police at
After serving successively as Bridge In-                                                                    N e w Y o r k City, the position he held at
spector, Assistant Supervisor of Bridges                                                                    the time of his recent promotion.
and Buildings, and Office Engineer at
Jackson, M i c h . , Office Engineer and
Supervisor of Track at Cleveland, O.,
and Assistant Division Engineer and D i -
vision Engineer of T r a c k at Toledo, O.,
he was appointed Division Engineer at                        John L. Stanek           Edward J. Larivey
Chicago, Ill., i n June, 1965, the posi-
tion he left for his new assignment i n                      Paul V . Curran has been appointed to
Rochester.                                               the position of Trainmaster with head-
                                                         quarters at Massena, N . Y .
                                                             M r . C u r r a n first worked for the N Y C
                                                         during school vacations on the Boston                     RAIL QUIZ
                                                         & A l b a n y Division of the Central as                            Answers on page 15
                                                         Trucker, and Signal Helper at Worcester            1. The first steam train in N e w Y o r k
                                                         and a Laborer at Framingham, Mass.                    State ran from A l b a n y to Schenec-
                                                         After serving two years with the U . S.               tady i n - 1 8 4 0 , 1877, 1831 or 1816?
                                                         A r m y , he returned to the Central as a          2. Is a freight haul in which two or more
                                                         Carpenter at Allston. Mass. in 1963. In               railroads participate called an inter-
                                                         1964, he went to N e w Y o r k as a Freight           line haul, an interrail haul, or a com-
                                                         Transportation Inspector in the N Y C ' s             bination haul?
   Joseph L. Krajcer             Donald F. Dillon
                                                         Transportation Trainee Program and in              3. Was the first electric locomotive op-
                                                         1965 he was appointed Assistant T r a i n -           erated on an A m e r i c a n railroad
   Donald F . Dillon has been appointed
                                                         master at Jackson, M i c h . , the post he            placed in scheduled service at N e w
Trainmaster at D e W i t t Y a r d with head-
                                                         leaves for his new position at Massena.               Y o r k , Baltimore, M d . , Erie, Pa. or
quarters in Syracuse, N . Y .
   M r . D i l l o n joined the Central as a                                                                   Detroit?
Ticket C l e r k in Syracuse i n 1948. H e               WESTERN       DISTRICT                             4. Is a " B " unit Diesel-electric locomo-
transferred to the Operating Department                     Robert E . Feeley has been appointed               tive capable of independent propul-
as Traveling C a r Agent i n 1956, he then               Chief of Police for the Chicago area of               sion?
became successively N o - B i l l C l e r k , A s -      the N e w Y o r k Central. H i s responsibili-     5. H o w does a sleeping car conductor
sistant Supervisor of C a r Utilization,                 ties w i l l include the Indiana Harbor Belt          keep track of the space occupied and
District Service Supervisor and Assistant                and Chicago River & Indiana railroads,                unoccupied on his train—by memory,
Trainmaster. In 1963, he moved to                        the Joliet branch and Kankakee Belt L i n e           tickets presented, or diagram?
Schenectady as Agent-Assistant T r a i n -               of the Central and N Y C property east to          6. What is the difference between a pay-
master, and has been Trainmaster at                      Elkhart, Ind.                                         check and a payroll voucher?
Massena, N . Y . since 1964, the position                                                                   7. W h i c h has more railway mileage —
he held prior to his present appointment.                                                                      Texas or M e x i c o ?
   John L . Stanek has been appointed to
the position of Trainmaster with head-
quarters at Boston. Mass.                                                                                        EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
   M r . Stanek started his career on the                                                                           OPPORTUNITY
Central as a Freight Transportation                                                                                 The N e w Y o r k C e n t r a l S y s t e m , in
Inspector at N e w Y o r k City in 1961. H e                                                                   its b e l i e f that its success as a c o m -
moved to Detroit, M i c h , in January,                                                                        p a n y d e p e n d s u p o n hiring the best
 1962 as Assistant Trainmaster, and was                                                                        q u a l i f i e d p e o p l e r e g a r d l e s s of race,
                                                                                                               c r e e d , color or n a t i o n a l o r i g i n , has a
made Terminal Trainmaster at A v o n                        Robert E. Feeley          Thomas E. Slowey         clear a n d firm policy of e q u a l e m -
Y a r d at Indianapolis in August, 1962.                                                                       ployment opportunity.
H e was promoted to Trainmaster at                           M r . Feeley began his railroad career                 In k e e p i n g w i t h this p o l i c y , r a c e ,
Newberry Junction, P a . and U t i c a . N . Y .         in 1947 as a Patrolman at Syracuse,                   c r e e d , color or n a t i o n a l o r i g i n is not
                                                                                                               a factor in r e c r u i t m e n t , e m p l o y m e n t ,
in 1963, then D o c k Superintendent in                  N . Y . In 1953, he was made Sergeant at              c o m p e n s a t i o n , p r o m o t i o n or a n y
Ashtabula, O . and to Division Engineer                  Watertown, N . Y . , and in 1955 Lieuten-             other aspect of e m p l o y m e n t . The
of T r a c k at Detroit, M i c h . , in 1965, the        ant at Buffalo, N . Y . and in 1957 Captain.          Company will take positive, continu-
position he held prior to his present                    In 1961 he moved to Cleveland as                      i n g action to insure c o n t i n u e d r e a l i -
                                                                                                               z a t i o n of this o b j e c t i v e .
appointment.                                             Inspector of Police and became Chief at

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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S were in order as Harold M . Quinn (right) New                          DANIEL J . SHIELDS (left) retiring New York Central Freight
York Central's Manager of Buildings in New York, presents Patrolman                                  Agent at Utica, N. Y. receives Gold Pass from Edmund D.
Daniel McCauley his retirement certificate after 25 years' service with                              Joslin, Division Superintendent, Mohawk & St. Lawrence
the N Y C . Charles VanDemark          (left) Supervisor Mailroom, Charlie Gam-                      Division, as Mrs. Lois Murphy, Program Chairman for the
bino. Chief Elevator Starter and George Sheldon, Porter Leader look on.                              affair looks on.

                                                                                                                                             Wallace, W., Red Cap, Buffalo
                                                                                                                                             Watts, E . M . , Clerk, Buffalo

NEW YORK DISTRICT                                                                                                                            Widmer, R. L . , Truck Driver,
Angelette, G . , Laborer, H a r -                                                                                                            Wisniewski, E . A . , Clerk,
   mon, N . Y .                                                                                                                               Buffalo
Baay, C , Deckhand, Wee-                                                                                                                     Wodowski, W . A . , Brakeman,
   hawken, N . J .                                                                                                                            Buffalo
Beetson, K . A . , Secretary,                                                                                                                Worumn, H . , Laborer, ' A l l -
  New York                                                                                                                                    ston, Mass.
Burr, K . F . , Conductor, Wee-
   hawken, N . J .
Carlo, P . , Machinist, H a r -
   mon, N . Y .
Dimaria,    S. M . , Laborer,         Compiled by                                                                                             WESTERN DISTRICT
  Grand Central Terminal                                                                                                                     Bowsher, M . A . , Engineer,
Drake, E . F . , Conductor,                                                                                                                    Chicago
  Grand Central Terminal              Leonard H. Rose,                                  Director of Employee Benefits                        Cook, T . E . , Switchman, E n -
Hamilton, R. A . , Assistant                                                                                                                   glewood, Ill.
  Foreman, Croton, N . Y .                                                                                                                   Coutts, J . L . , Fireman, T o -
Hays, L . D . , District Super-     Fraize, H . H . , Clerk, F r a m -   Jakubowski, V . W . , Patrol- Moore, S. A . , Signal Super-           ledo, O.
   visor, New York                    ingham, Mass.                        man, Buffalo                    visor, Niagara Falls. N . Y . Craver, F . , Cleaner, Chicago,
Holbert, J . J . , Head Clerk,                                           Knauber, J . H . , Chief Demur-  Moriarty,    M . S.,    Clerk,       Ill.
                                    French, T . R., Carman, East
  New York                                                                                                  Springfield, Mass.               Davidson, R. E . , Engineer,
                                      Rochester Car Shop                   rage Clerk, Syracuse. N . Y .
Kunkel, K . F . , Supervisor                                                                              Musheno, G. R., Brakeman,            Elyria, O.
                                    Fusco, L . B . , Inspector Re-       Kolb, H . D., Conductor, Syr-                                       Fenters, H . I., Bridge Tender,
  Cash Reports, New York                                                                                    Jersey Shore, Pa.
                                      pairer, Buffalo                      acuse Division                                                      Chicago, Ill.
McCabe, T . F . , Administra-
 tive Assistants, New York          Glancy, J . C , Clerk, Water-        Leach, E . C , Signal Main- Oakleaf, E . C , Carpenter,             Gardner, L . A . , Brakeman,
                                                                                                            Lyons, N . Y .
Renz, F . , Carman, Harmon,           town, N . Y .                        tamer, West Haverstraw, Parker, G . J . . Terminal Fore-            Toledo, O.
   N. Y.                                                                   N. Y.                            man, Worcester, Mass.            Karst, L . M . , Operator Lever-
                                    Golden. D . F . , Signal Main-
Rosenberger, H . G . , Steam          tainer, Selkirk, N . Y .           Lichty, P . R., Inspector-Re- Pliska, G . , Conductor, A l -          man, Cleveland, O.
  Crane      Foreman,      Mott                                            pairer, Albany, N . Y .          bany, N . Y .                    Lambert, G . R., Foreman,
   Haven, N . Y .                   Hess,    A . A . , Brakeman,         Lombardozzi,      O . , Laborer, Roberts, C . E . , T r u c k e r ,   Adrian, Mich.
Schmidt, F . , Locksmith, New         Utica, N . Y .                       Hudson Division                                                   Palmer, Sr., R. H . , Brake-
                                                                                                            Syracuse, N . Y .
  York                              Hoffman, E . R., Machinist,          McCartney, J . , Steward, Buf- Royal, N . C , Engineer, Mo-           man, Hillsdale, O.
Weston, H . , Chef, New York          East Syracuse, N . Y .               falo                            hawk Division                     Severino, L . , Carman, Ashta-
Wilson, R., Laborer, Electric       Holbert, C. H . , Gateman,           Miller, G . S., Clerk, Cherry Stenger, F . W . , Engineer,            bula, O.
  Division                            Buffalo                              Tree, Pa.                        Corning, N . Y .                 Skinner, A . F . , Stationary
                                                                                                                                               Fireman, Collinwood Diesel
 EASTERN DISTRICT                                                                                                                            Slivka, G. J . , Trucker, Cleve-
                                                                                                                                               land, O.
Austin, W . , Chef, Buffalo                                                                                                                  Smith, W . H „ Switchtender,
Barnett, H . F . , Fireman, Syr-                                                                                                               Cleveland, O.
  acuse Division                                                                                                                             Stranigan, Q. C , Fireman,
Becker, C. A . , Conductor,                                                                                                                    Englewood, Ill.
  Syracuse Division                                                                                                                          Tiedmann, A . , Coach Cleaner,
Brindisi,   P. A . , Laborer,
  Worcester, Mass.                              GOLD                                                                                           Chicago
                                                                                                                                             Young, T . O., Trucker, Cleve-
Burns, J . V . , Lineman, Roch-                                                                                                                land, O.
  ester, N . Y .
Cairns, L . D . , Trucker, A l -              PASSES
  bany, N . Y .
Cardinale, D . S., Laborer,
  Clearfield, P a .                         AWARDED                                                                                          SOUTHERN DISTRICT
Case, E . G . , Truck Driver,                                                                                                                Burford, C . L . , Brakeman,
Chouffet, R. H . , Trainman,                 50-YEAR                                                                                           Indianapolis, Ind.
                                                                                                                                             Deardorff,    C . O., Repair
  West Springfield, Mass.                                                                                                                      Foreman, Bellefontaine, O.
Colucci, A . R., Agent, F a r n -
  ham, N . Y .                               SERVICE                                                                                         Dover, L . B . , Yardmaster,
                                                                                                                                               West Columbus, O.
Copper, A . J . , Switchman,                                                                                                                 Fritch, L . L . , Conductor, Co-
  Boston Division
Courville, W . L . . Conductor,            VETERANS                                                                                            lumbus, O.
                                                                                                                                             Hastings,     W . R., Agent,
  Beacon Park, Mass.                                                                                                                           Belle, W . V a .
Day, L . R., Conductor, A d i -                                                                                                              Lacy, R. T . , Fireman, In-
  rondack Division                                                                                                                             diana Division
Deluca, J . M . , Brakeman,                                                                                                                  Martin,     F . A . , Laborer,
  Syracuse, N . Y .                        T W O VETERAN SYRACUSE Locomotive Engineers are honored for                                         Charleston, W . V a .
Drexler, J . R., Fireman, Buf-             completing a century of combined service on the New York Central.                                 Moore, W . H . , Laborer, Kan-
  falo Division                                                                                                                                kakee, Ill.
Duseau, J . O., Sergeant, Bos-             Carl Smith (left) and James J. Sheedy hold Life Time Gold Pass and                                Rice, W . W., Laborer. Avon,
  ton, Mass.                               personal letters of commendation from NYC's District General Man-                                   Ind.
Eckerlin, H . C , Conductor,                                                                                                                 Robinson, C. W . , Operator,
  DeWitt, N . Y .                          ager Edward L. Claypole of Syracuse. Road Foreman George H.                                         Nitro, W . V a .
Erwin, W . D., Assistant Dis-              Miller made the presentation. Both men are still in active service.                               Romp, E . , Engineer, Ohio
  patcher, Syracuse, N . Y .                                                                                                                   Division
Fenlon, J . H . , Brakeman,                                                                                                                  Rose, H . R., Conductor, F u l -
  Worcester, Mass.                                                                                                                             tonham, O.
Forgione, A . , Laborer, Syra-                                                                                                               Schablik, E . M . . Machinist,
  cuse Division                                                                                                                                Indianapolis, Ind.

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                                                   Photo by Edward C. Brandon--Albany, N. Y.
RETIREMENT CERTIFICATE and serv-                   VETERAN RAILROADER James M. Donovan, (right), Divi-                         J O H N G . CASTLE (right) Assistant
ice pin are presented to Charles R.                sion Freight Sales Manager, at Albany, N. Y., poses with                    Director Labor Relations, receives
Boiler (right), Clerk at Anderson, Ind.,           his wife and Mayor Erastus Corning at a testimonial dinner                  Gold Pass from Leo B. Fee, Vice Presi-
by Trainmaster E. K. Beemer after                  celebrating his retirement after almost 50 years' service                   dent, Employee Relations after 45
47 years* of NYC service.                          with the New York Central.                                                  years' of N Y C service.

Smith,    O.     B.,  Electrical
  Worker. Rochester, N . Y .       NORTHERN DISTRICT                     Moore, A. C , Telegraph Op-
                                                                           erator. St. Thomas. Ont.
                                                                                                                   INDIANA                    Toyia, A . J . , Hostler, Gibson,
Solak, W. F . , Trackman, Ohio     Barr, L . A . , Yard Brakeman,        Piett. W. E . , Fireman, Can-           HARBOR BELT
Ventresca, J . , Car Inspector,
                                       Canada Division
                                   Burrell, W . E . , Conductor,
                                                                           ada Division                                                          CHICAGO RIVER
                                                                         Rood, H . T . , Foreman, Niles,
  Columbus, O.
Wiley. F . F . . Foreman, In-
                                      Canada Division
                                   C r e s s y , C. A . , Foreman, De-     Mich.
                                                                                                             Carroll, M . , Carman, Gibson,
                                                                                                               Ind.                                & INDIANA
  diana Division                      troit, Mich.                       Rossi,    D.    Laborer,    East    Frundle, L . R., Switchtender,   Smalley, M . V . , Switchman,
Wilson, A . , Laborer, Marin.      Lancaster. A . L . . Assistant          Gary, Ind.                          Blue Island, Ill.                Chicago
  O.                                  Chief Clerk. Detroit, Mich.        Russett, W . , Clerk, Detroit,
York,    C,     Car Inspector,     Maxwell, V . C , Carpenter              Mich.
  Duane, Ind.                         Foreman, Jackson, Mich.            Schaber, H . , Engineer, De-
                                                                           troit. Mich.
                                                                         Seburn. J. B., Foreman, Can-
                                                                         ada Division
                                                                         Smith. H . I., Clerk, Detroit,
                                                                         Stevens, K. F . , Clerk, Detroit,
                                                                                                                  . . . to R a i l Quiz on page 13
                                                                           Mich.                                  1. 1831.
                                                                         Wright, S., Trucker, Detroit,
                                                                           Mich.                                  2. Interline haul.
                                                                                                                  3. Baltimore, M d .
                                                                                                                  4. Yes, but is not equipped to operate
                                                                             PITTSBURGH &                              singly or as a lead unit in a locomo-
                                                                                LAKE ERIE                              tive combination.
                                                                         Nezbit, G., Laborer, McKees
                                                                           Rocks, Pa.                             5. M a i n l y by diagrams. Tickets pre-
A M O N G RECENTLY RETIRED employees of the                              Osman. H . L . , Upholsterer,                 sented, plus cash receipts, must check
Central are, left: Walter H. Dawson, Coach Repairer                        McKees Rocks. Pa.
                                                                         Panella, P. A . , Gang Fore-                  with space occupied.
in the Passenger Car Department, Beech Grove, Ind.;                        man, New Castle. Pa.                   6. N o difference.
center: John Panetti, Welder Helper, Pittsfield, Mass.;                  Terwilliger, W., Clerk, Col-
                                                                           lege, Pa.                              7. Texas.
right: Premo Ortelli, Secretary in office Assistant Vice
                                                                         Wilson, J . E . , Conductor,
President Equipment, New York.                                             Pittsburgh, Pa.

            Don't Wait! Sign Up for Medicare Now
     T o get full benefits from medicare you must sign up for                               •   Cannot get a second chance to sign up until October 1,
them now. Y o u can lose thousands of dollars in benefits if you                                1967.
fail to sign up or if you sign up late.                                                     •   Cannot get medical coverage before July 1, 1968.
Almost everyone over 65 eligible                                                            •   W i l l pay 300 a month more in premiums.
    W i t h few exceptions all persons 65 or older can get
                                                                                           How to sign up for medicare
medicare benefits. Y o u don't have to get monthly railroad
retirement or social security benefits in order to get medicare.                               Eligible persons on the benefit rolls of the Railroad Retire-
People who work and, until January 1. 1968. people who have                                ment Board or the Social Security Administration got applica-
never worked (wives, parents, etc. ) are also eligible.                                    tion cards in the mail. These cards should be filled out and
                                                                                           returned right away.
Delay costs money                                                                              A l l other railroad employes and their wives, contact the
   It can cost you money if y o u wait to sign up. A person age                            nearest Railroad Retirement Board field office, where you can
65 before January 1, who does not sign up for supplemental                                 get the answers to all your questions and take action to be
medical insurance by M a r c h 31, 1966:                                                   sure you get medicare benefits.

March, 1966
                                                       New York Journal-American photo

Outstanding Police work...
was recognized recently as N Y C President A l f r e d E . Perlman (left) pre-
sented a $500. 00 contribution to the N e w Y o r k C i t y Police Relief F u n d . The
presentation was made to former Police Commissioner Vincent L . Broderick
at New Y o r k C i t y Police Headquarters, in recognition of the outstanding
police work done by his men at the G r a n d Central Terminal area and
N e w Y o r k Central's Bronx stations during the N e w Y o r k C i t y transit strike
January 1-13.

Public expresses its appreciation...
to the N e w Y o r k Central people for the fine way in which they handled
throngs of additional riders during the N e w Y o r k City transit strike. James
M . L o c o n t o (right), Director of Suburban Service, looks over some of the
many letters received from riders expressing their appreciation. L o o k i n g on
is his staff (left to right) Kenneth B . Buxbaum, Statistical Analyst; Barry J .
Kaas, Suburban Planning Engineer; E d i t h M . Roeder, Secretary and D o n a l d
O . Eisele, Manager of Suburban Planning.
   N e w Y o r k City M a y o r John V . Lindsay summed up the feelings of the
public in this letter he sent to the Central: "I want to compliment y o u for the
superb job y o u did under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. Please
extend my appreciation to all the employees of the N e w Y o r k Central System.
I am proud of the citizens of our C i t y for the patience and cooperation which
they displayed during the strike. "

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