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The Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana : Railroads Past and Present - William J. Watt

The Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana

Railroads Past and Present

Hardcover Published: 22nd April 2000
ISBN: 9780253337085
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 22+ years old

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A history of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its predecessor companies in Indiana. Few corporate institutions had such widespread impact upon Indiana's people or their way of life -- the "Pennsy" once operated one-fourth of the state's rail mileage. Highlights of its story include coverage of its famous passenger trains, its impact upon the state's economy, the railroad's contributions to Allied victory in World War II, and the post-war decline which led to its merger into Penn Central. Illustrations recreate images of its speedy passenger trains and heavy-tonnage freights, as well as advertising and other promotional materials dating back to the 1840s.

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: The Pennsy Led The Wayp. 1
"A Most Wonderful Thoroughfare"p. 3
Philadelphia Looks Westp. 13
Forays West of Pittsburghp. 23
A Different Type of Warfarep. 35
Corporate Raids and Consolidationsp. 43
The Most Important Enterprise in the Nationp. 57
Two Decades of Turmoilp. 67
The Standard Railroad of the Worldp. 85
Crisis, Prosperity, and Depressionp. 107
Serving the Arsenal of Democracyp. 133
Vanishing Illusionsp. 149
Merger--and Disasterp. 163
Aftermathp. 175
Select Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780253337085
ISBN-10: 0253337089
Series: Railroads Past and Present
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 22nd April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 22.4  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.91

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