Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970-2002 (Hardback)
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Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970-2002 (Hardback)

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Hardback 500 Pages / Published: 09/10/2003
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The author looks at how a combination of creatively structured aid from the public sector and talented private management brought new life to railroads. By 2002, American railroads carried five times the tonnage they hauled in their former heyday, with one-tenth of the number of employees.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875803166
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 826 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Magisterial in scope and precise in detail, "Main Lines" makes a significant contribution to modern railroad history and to the history of American business."
Mark Reutter, Editor, "Railroad History"

"A superb source of recent US railroad history and a must read for anyone with an interest in the re-birth of the North American railroad industry." "Michigan Railfan"

"An extraordinarily detailed and insightful look at the complex and profound reconfiguration of American railroads ... this work is likely to remain the standard account of how the modern rail system came into being for some time to come." "Indiana Magazine of History""


"Magisterial in scope and precise in detail, Main Lines makes a significant contribution to modern railroad history and to the history of American business."
--Mark Reutter, Editor, Railroad History

"A superb source of recent US railroad history and a must read for anyone with an interest in the re-birth of the North American railroad industry."--Michigan Railfan

"An extraordinarily detailed and insightful look at the complex and profound reconfiguration of American railroads ... this work is likely to remain the standard account of how the modern rail system came into being for some time to come."--Indiana Magazine of History

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