REPRIEVE FOR THE IRON HORSE. THE AMTRAK EXPERIMENT-ITS PREDECESSORS AND PROSPECTS

This book covers the decline of passenger service on private railroads, its resurrection under Amtrak and some of the legal and economic consequences of the emergence of this quasi-public agency. The author concludes that the implicit tax which once had fallen on rail shippers for support of passenger services has been shifted to general revenues. The Amtrak Act was an important reflection of the growing consumer movement and an indication of the widespread belief in the intertional downgrading hypothesis concerning railroad service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Claitor's Publishing Division

    3165 South Acadian at Interstate 10, P.O. Box 239
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70821
  • Authors:
    • Thoms, W E
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 136 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM