Merging Lines : American Railroads, 1900-1970

[Richard Saunders Jr.] ↠ Merging Lines : American Railroads, 1900-1970 ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Merging Lines : American Railroads, 1900-1970 Saunders then gives colorful, richly detailed accounts of the mergers and shows the reasons—including corporate greed and the inept blundering of government regulatory agencies—the outcomes fell far short of expectations.Merging Lines explores the impact of shifting political control of railroads as no history has done before. Young, Alfred Perlman, President John F. Why did American railroads decline from the glory days of the early twentieth century? Why did so many railroad

Merging Lines : American Railroads, 1900-1970

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Rating : 4.67 (721 Votes)
Asin : 0875802656
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 505 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-05-13
Language : English

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Saunders then gives colorful, richly detailed accounts of the mergers and shows the reasons—including corporate greed and the inept blundering of government regulatory agencies—the outcomes fell far short of expectations.Merging Lines explores the impact of shifting political control of railroads as no history has done before. Young, Alfred Perlman, President John F. Why did American railroads decline from the glory days of the early twentieth century? Why did so many railroad mergers in the 1950s and 1960s, intended as a panacea for the ills of an outdated system, go sour and, in fact, make a bad situation worse? Saunders addresses these and many other

"Outstanding" according to Royal Gelder. This book should be on the shelf of anyone interested in how the rail industry weathered the regulatory and managerial storm of the mid 20th century. Author Saunders brings together both the 'rail' side of the picture and the financial and more human side of the players involved. The writing is such that it is l. Mid-Century Consolidation of American Railroads This is an academic history of the evolution of the main corporate identities in the American railroad industry in the last century. It gives good coverage of the consolidation proposals in the wake of WW1 federal administration and of the moves to consolidation in the post WW2 years. It is an essential referenc. "Excellent if dry in parts" according to Mark S. Jendrysik. Saunders revises and expands his earlier work on the origins of Conrail. As such it is an interesting and useful overview of the problems of American railroading. He is, in my view, properly hard on management and government's failures. I think his treatment of labor is evenhanded, avoiding the cliches that are

Saunders has done a masterful job of analyzing the merger movement, in all its complexities and complications. railroad history and a must read for anyone with an interest in the railroad merger movement."—The Michigan Railfan"Fascinating. Serious students of railroad history will want to add it to their libraries, as will every college and university library."—Railroad History"An invaluable source. The introduction is the cleanest, clearest overview of the American railroad network that this reviewer has ever read."—Choice. "Railroad history at its best."—Trains"A superb source of U.S

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