Truman orders Army to take over railroads

August 27, 1950

Truman orders Army to take over railroads

With Executive Order #10155, President Harry s. Truman ordered the US Army to take possession, control, and operation of certain roadroads on August 27, 1950, in order to prevent a strike during the current national emergency.

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