ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 01, 1974
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(Studio) Federal railroad Admin. orders 67 mile of Penn Central track closed between Chicago, Illinois, and Louisville, Kentucky. Track unsafe; responsible for 2 recent Amtrak accidents. Penn Central wants to abandon service on total of 65 short rail routes in E.; federal court hearing scheduled.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania) Penn Central train comes through Mifflinburg few times ea. month; train major economy factor in future of Mifflinburg. Cabinet factory needs lumber shipped in by train on out of date track. [Plant manager, Yorktowne Kitchens, Dick RUHL - believes if train service abandoned, Mifflinburg to feel definite effects.] [Barber Chart KLINGMAN - worries that town will die if train service goes.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid
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