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The wreck of the Penn Central

Author: Joseph R Daughen; Peter Binzen
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, [1971] ©1971
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It took ten years of laborious planning and exhaustive negotiations to create the mammoth Penn Central Railroad, the largest railroad in United States history. When the leviathan was finally born of a merger between the Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads on February 1, 1968, the event was hailed as a great day for railroading. But the baby giant survived only 367 days. The crash of the Penn Central set a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Daughen, Joseph R.
Wreck of the Penn Central.
Boston, Little, Brown [1971]
(OCoLC)569354214
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Daughen; Peter Binzen
OCLC Number: 208610
Description: xvi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A head of steam : February 1, 1968 --
Ties to the past --
The coupling --
Man against the merger --
The red and the green --
"If you don't like it, walk!" --
A very small affair --
Sidetracked --
Highballing to nowhere --
End of the line --
Thoughts from the caboose.
Responsibility: by Joseph R. Daughen and Peter Binzen.

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It took ten years of laborious planning and exhaustive negotiations to create the mammoth Penn Central Railroad, the largest railroad in United States history. When the leviathan was finally born of a merger between the Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads on February 1, 1968, the event was hailed as a great day for railroading. But the baby giant survived only 367 days. The crash of the Penn Central set a new record, this time for the largest bankruptcy the United States had ever seen.

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