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Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana

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ISBN-10: 0253337089

ISBN-13: 9780253337085

Edition: 2000

Authors: William J. Watt

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Indianapolis business consultant William J. Watt is a former Associated Press writer and editor, executive assistant to Indiana Governor Otis R. Bowen, and associate administrator for policy at the Federal Railroad Administration. He also served as Information Director of the Indiana Department of Commerce and as an assistant to former Lt. Gov. Richard E. Folz. During the administration of Governor Robert D. Orr he chaired the Transportation Coordinating Board and Indiana Transportation Finance Authority. Mr. Watt also was Governor Orr's alternate on the Amtrak board of directors. He studied journalism at Indiana University and has served on the board of visitors for the university's School…    

Preface
Introduction: The Pennsy Led The Way
"A Most Wonderful Thoroughfare"
Philadelphia Looks West
Forays West of Pittsburgh
A Different Type of Warfare
Corporate Raids and Consolidations
The Most Important Enterprise in the Nation
Two Decades of Turmoil
The Standard Railroad of the World
Crisis, Prosperity, and Depression
Serving the Arsenal of Democracy
Vanishing Illusions
Merger--and Disaster
Aftermath
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Index