Railroad Mergers And The Language Of Unification

Railroad Mergers And The Language Of Unification

by James B. Burns


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567201666
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)

About the Author

JAMES B. BURNS taught in the History Departments of the University of Maryland, Mississippi State University, Catonsville Community College, and Essex Community College.

Table of Contents


Legacy of Merger

The Financial Imbroglio: Impetus for Change

The Federal Initiative: Tale of Consolidation

Private Sector Combinations: Assessing Rationalization

Rise of the Eastern Giants

Mastadons of the West

Railroad Holding Companies: Keys to Diversification

Intermodal Mania

The New Railroads: Toward the 21st Century

Conclusion: A Universal Language

Appendix A: Maps of Railroad Lines

Appendix B: Flow Charts of Railroad Corporate Structures

Selected Bibliography


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