November - December 1970 Ties

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W.Graham Claytor, Jr. (right), president of Southern Railway, received the Golden Freight Car award from former Astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Jr., at the Railway Progress Institute annual dinner in New York on November 5.

The Institute presents the award annually to the Class I railroad having the most effective traffic promotion program. Southern, the only railroad to receive an RPI award this year, also is the only railroad to receive the award for two successive years, 1963 and 1964.