The men who loved trains : the story of men who battled greed to save an ailing industry
- Rush Loving, Jr.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xvii, 360 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color).
- Railroads past and present.
- Loving, Rush, author.
- 1. The Forrest Gump of Railroading--
- 2. Meeting the Blue-Eyed Jew from Minnesota--
- 3. A Cabal at the Greenbrier--
- 4. The Portly Virginia Gentleman--
- 5. An Eleventh Hour Surprise--
- 6. "Where the Hell Is Harrisburg?"--
- 7. Cooking the Books--
- 8. "That Telephone Man"--
- 9. The Granddaddy of Enron--
- 10. Some High Society Sex--
- 11. "They Are Going to Run Out of Cash"--
- 12. The Scandals Unfold--
- 13. Booted Off the Property--
- 14. A School Band on the Railroad Tracks--
- 15. The Unsinkable Chief Wawatam--
- 16. Donning the Mantle of Moses--
- 17. Merging Railroads over Bourbon--
- 18. Selling the Shiny Silver Sphere--
- 19. "God Save Me from the Planners and Thinkers!"--
- 20. Son of Penn Central--
- 21. "Why the Hell Do We Need Four Tracks Out Here?"--
- 22. Girding for Battle--
- 23. "We Will Fight with Every Means at Our Disposal"--
- 24. John Snow, CEO--
- 25. A Catalog of Blunders--
- 26. "I Think We Want to Be Seen as Somewhat Crazy"--
- 27. In the Betrayal Suite--
- 28. The Day the Horse.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land - America's railroads - "The Men Who Loved Trains" introduces some of the most dynamic businessmen in America. Here are the chieftains who have run the railroads, including those who set about grabbing power and big salaries for themselves, and others who truly loved the industry. As a journalist and associate editor of "Fortune" magazine who covered the demise of Penn Central and the creation of Conrail, Rush Loving often had a front row seat to the foibles and follies of this group of men. He uncovers intrigue, greed, lust for power, boardroom battles, and takeover wars and turns them into a page-turning story for readers. Included is the story of how the chairman of CSX Corporation, who later became George W. Bush's Treasury secretary, was inept as a manager but managed to make millions for himself while his company drifted in chaos. Men such as he were shy of scruples, yet there were also those who loved trains and railroading, and who played key roles in reshaping transportation in the northeastern United States. This book will delight not only the rail fan, but anyone interested in American business and history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Railroads > United States > History.
- Capitalists and financiers > United States > Biography.
- Railroad companies > United States > History.
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > General.
- TRANSPORTATION > Railroads > History.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Industries > Transportation.
- Capitalists and financiers.
- Railroad companies.
- United States.
- Publication date
- Railroads past and present
- Includes index.
- Use copy Restrictions unspecified
- Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
- Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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- 9780253000644 (electronic bk.)
- 0253000645 (electronic bk.)