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Session Laws, 1933 (Special Session)
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ALBERT C. RITCHIE, GOVERNOR. 307

JOINT RESOLUTIONS

NO. 1.

House Joint Resolution expressing to the Federal Co-
ordinator of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce
Commission a protest against the so-called Prince Plan
for uniting the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad with the
Pennsylvania Railroad;

WHEREAS, a proposal has been made by certain interests
to the Federal Coordinator of Transportation, the Honor-
able Joseph B. Eastman, that he adopt and recommend the
so-called Prince Plan for the consolidation of railroads; and

WHEREAS, said plan provides for but two systems in east-
ern trunk line territory and would consolidate the Balti-
more and Ohio Railroad with the Pennsylvania System as a
part of so-called System No. 2, and

WHEREAS, said plan for consolidation purposes to dis-
mantle the Baltimore and Ohio as a system and to take up
the Railroad between Baltimore and Philadelphia and to re-
duce the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to a single track line
between Baltimore and Chicago and St. Louis; to remove
from it entirely all through freight and passenger business,
reducing the remnants to a No. 2 branch line status; fur-
thermore, said plan proposes the abandonment of head-
quarters, shops, terminals and other facilities accordingly;
and

WHEREAS, the Baltimore and Ohio, the premier railroad
of our nation, whose centenary was recently fittingly cele-
brated in Baltimore, was originally organized and con-
structed in Maryland and has been extended and developed
into a great national transportation system. connecting with
the other rail routes and with the seaways of our country
and with its general headquarters, machine construction
shops and operating centers in Baltimore, Cumberland and
other Maryland cities; and

WHEREAS, the transportation facilities of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad under independent operation are of in-
estimable advantage to the business, commerce and indus-
try and to the labor employment, mining, agricultural and
shipping interests of Baltimore and Maryland; and

 

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