As chief executive officer of Penn Central the author led an attempt by trustees to increase traffic density by abandoning about half of the operations but retaining about 87 percent of the business and by increasing volume through promotion of increased piggyback business. The "core" concept was politically unacceptable and piggyback marketing by competitors rendered PC's efforts at trainload volumes a failure. The author avers that Conrail inherits PC's problems and only secures added time for development of a pared-down truly transcontinental rail system where six competitive units are maintained.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Langdon Jr, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-41
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  • Accession Number: 00156875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM