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American railroads : decline and renaissance in the twentieth century / Robert E. Gallamore & John R. Meyer.

Author/Creator:
Gallamore, Robert E., author.
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 506 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Railroads and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Contents:
The enduring American railroads
The ills of government regulation of rail rates and services
The policy dilemma of competition and consolidation
The impact of rival freight modes on railroads
The decline of railway passenger service, 1900/1970
Mergers at mid-century and the Penn Central debacle
The RRR and RRRR Acts and Northeast rail reorganization
The brief, mainly happy life of Conrail, 1976/1999
The Staggers Rail Act and railroad experience under deregulation
How railroads got their final sizes and shapes
The enduring problem of rail passenger service in the Amtrak era
Advancing technology for enduring railroads
Decline and renaissance of American railroads in the twentieth century; pulling into the terminal.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Meyer, John Robert, author.
ISBN:
9780674725645
0674725646
OCLC:
861478393
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