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The Wreck of the Penn Central by Joseph R. Daughen

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Published by Beard Books .
Written in English


  • Business & Management,
  • Railway transport industries,
  • Railroads - History,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • USA,
  • Railroads - General,
  • Corporate & Business History - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8720818M
ISBN 101893122085
ISBN 109781893122086

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  The Wreck of the Penn Central book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It took ten years of laborious planning and exhaustive /5.   An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. The wreck of the Penn Central by Daughen, Joseph R; Binzen, Peter, joint author. Publication date Topics Penn Central Transportation Company Publisher Boston Pages:   “The Wreck of the Penn Central,” if it's read widely enough, may lead to a re‐ thinking of the whole concept of the board of directors and its relationship with the chief executive officer. For.   THE WRECK OF THE PENN CENTRAL. By Joseph R. Daughen and Peter Binzen. Little, Brown Re Co. $ pages and index. Not too much is new in this book by two Philadelphia Bulletin reporters about.

The Penn Central existed only from the New York Central–Pennsylvania merger in , until the formation of Conrail in This book fills an information void with its wonderful photographs taken between and The photos, with their detailed captions, portray the 5,plus miles of PC's Southern Region. Description: Penn Central Power, Morning Sun Book’s first title, "The Wreck of the Penn Central" provides a close-up view of the events that brought the Big Train to bankruptcy court: over-regulation, subsidized competition, big labor featherbedding, greed, corporate back-stabbing, [and] stunning incompetence. A somewhat different explanation is told in The Wreck of the Penn Central by Joseph Daughen. The book indicates that the PC had such bad records and control of its own equipment that they (Penn Central) had no idea where their rolling stock was at. "Stolen" boxcar LSBC at Indianola, IA in July photo by Dick Tinder.   Amazon has a used book (The Wreck of the Penn Central) for $ I cannot see from work. They didn't refuse. The ICC didn't allow it when they asked. Public interest was the overriding concern, not profitablitly. PC hired a new pres in the early 70s, a guy named Moore who came from the Southern. He figured out what needed to be.

  The Wreck of the Penn Central is an informative, easy-to-read over-view of the demise of the eponymous railroad, and I recommend it, too. May I suggest a metaphor? The Penn Central was like the American experiment in government under the Articles of Confederation. Get this from a library! The wreck of the Penn Central. [Joseph R Daughen; Peter Binzen] -- It took ten years of laborious planning and exhaustive negotiations to create the mammoth Penn Central Railroad, the largest railroad in United States history. When the leviathan was finally born of. The atmosphere was tense in the tenth floor conference room of New York's Federal Reserve bank as bankers and Penn Central officials alike awaited the decision. The date was J , and when the announcement was made the room's occupants were stunned. The government had denied the $ million loan guarantee sought by the Penn Central, and the largest single railroad became the largest.   The Wreck of the Penn Central / Edition 2 available in Paperback. Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Pub. Date: 02/28/ Publisher: Beard Group Inc. The Wreck of the Penn Central / Edition 2. by Joseph R Daughen, Peter Binzen Publish your book Brand: Beard Group Inc.