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_ The Other Fellow’s Job A Digest of the Army's Rules and Regulations Governing Military Traffic on Railroads For the Use of Railroad Men z ASsoctaTION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS ‘Washington, D. C. Le FOREWORD EETING the rail transportation needs of a nation at war is the obligation of the American Railroads. That these needs may be met ade- quately, the railroads have pledged themselves so to operate their proper- ties individually and in cooperation with one another that the Government of the United States may be assured that there will be no failure of rail transportation. The Government, through its duly constituted agencies and representa- tives, has indicated a feeling of confi- dence in the ability of the railroads fully to meet the several commitments made on their behalf by those who represent the industry. Representa- tives of the Railroad Industry inelude every man and woman in a service relationship with any railroad. There- fore, you, as a railroad employe, have a part—and an important part—in your country’s war effort, for without Circular No. 273 WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, December 31, 1941. se ee Expedited rail traffic service. 1. Prompt delivery of troops and supplies makes it mandatory that es- tablished schedules for passenger and freight trains and also motor trucks be strictly maintained. 2. Hereafter no request or order which will delay the schedule of a train or motor truck will be given to any railroad or motor carrier with- out authority set forth below: If for any reason it is desired to delay a train or motor truck for passengers or freight, such request will be placed direct with The Chief of Transportation for those origins east of a line through E] Paso, Texas; Albu- querque, New Mexico; Salt Lake City, Utah; Ogden, Utah; and Spokane, Washington. For those origins west of this line, request will be made direct to the Quar- termaster, Western Defense Command.