American Railroads

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Harvard University Press, Jun 17, 2014 - Business & Economics - 522 pages
Overregulated and displaced by barges, trucks, and jet aviation, railroads fell into decline. Their misfortune was measured in lost market share, abandoned track, bankruptcies, and unemployment. Today, rail transportation is reviving. American Railroads tells a riveting story about how this iconic industry managed to turn itself around.
 

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Contents

Preface
The Illsof
The Policy
The ImpactofRival
The Decline ofRailway Passenger Service19001970
Two Railroad Reform andRevitalization Actsand the Northeast
How Railroads Got TheirFinalSizes and Shapes
Advancing Technology
American Railroads
Future
Notes
Acknowledgments
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