Excerpt from Transportation, Vol. 15
This book attempts to tell the man who buys railroad transportation the things that he should know about railroads, their rates, their services, and their place in the general scheme of business. The space limits imposed preclude a discussion of railroad organization. In this country the railroads have attained the highest development in the science of organizing and managing with efficiency great masses of men - many of them constantly in motion - over whom personal supervision by the heads of the companies is not possible.
This book is not intended as a handbook for traffic experts. Therefore it omits any description of the detail of packing, routing, shipping documents or shipping records, but this information may be secured from a special report on this subject. The financing of railroads, the investment status of railroad securities, the question of government ownership vs. private ownership, are all treated in other Texts of this Course.
In certain portions of this Text, particularly the two chapters on export and import rates, "The Port of Boston," by E. J. Clapp, has been freely drawn upon, acknowledgment of which is hereby made.
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