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The men who loved trains : the story of men who battled greed to save an ailing industry

Author: Rush Loving
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series: Railroads past and present.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rush Loving
ISBN: 0253347572 9780253347572 9780253220318 0253220319
OCLC Number: 62133723
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 360 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Forrest Gump of railroading --
Meeting the blue-eyed Jew from Minnesota --
A cabal at the Greenbrier --
The portly Virginia gentleman --
An eleventh hour surprise --
"Where the hell is Harrisburg?" --
Cooking the books --
"That telephone man" --
The granddaddy of Enron --
Some high society sex --
"They are going to run out of cash" --
The scandals unfold --
Booted off the property --
A school band on the railroad tracks --
The unsinkable Chief Wawatam --
Donning the mantle of Moses --
Merging railroads over bourbon --
Selling the shiny silver sphere --
"God save me from the planners and thinkers!" --
Son of Penn Central --
"Why the hell do we need four tracks out here?" --
Girding for battle --
"We will fight with every means at our disposal" --
John Snow, CEO --
A catalog of blunders --
"I think we want to be seen as somewhat crazy" --
In the betrayal suite --
The day the horse fell down.
Series Title: Railroads past and present.
Responsibility: Rush Loving, Jr.
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"The Men Who Loved Trains is a riveting morality story of intrigues, boardroom battles, corporate takeovers, and secret cabals aiming for control of a large part of America's transport system. A rare Read more...

 
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Rebirth of Eastern Railroads

by wrobins1 (WorldCat user published 2007-01-29) Excellent Permalink
When the merger between the Pennsylvania and the New York Central Railroads collapsed, some feared that only nationalization could solve the problems of U.S. railroads, especially in the Eastern United States. Loving begins his story with what went wrong with the Penn Central and ends shortly after Conrail...
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