CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1979
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(Studio) Amtrak's continued efforts to limit service outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Emotional appeal of trains and reality with regard to present state of nation's RRs examined. [John M SULLIVAN - says train situation is critical.] Decline in railroad travel in past years detailed; Broadway Limited featured. [RR employee G.W. PETTIS - comments.] Loss of romantic elements with efforts aimed at efficiency noted. [SULLIVAN - greets traveling Congman.] Representative Harley Stagger's and Senator Robert Byrd's efforts to save West Virginia trains recalled. [WOMAN - remembers being paid when train was late.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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