TO HELL IN A DAY COACH: AN EXASPERATED LOOK AT AMERICAN RAILROADS

This book traces the development of American railroads with particular emphasis on service to the public, the financing of the industry, and the behavior of top industry figures. The book traces railroads through the Vanderbilt and Drew Era, through the building of the first transcontinental railroad, and into the Granger Era and time of Gould and Morgan. The book then proceeds through the Progressive Era, into World War I, into the Great Depression, through World War II, and into the post war period. The book concludes with a look at improved freight service, deteriorating passenger service, the future of passenger service, and the problems of commuter service. The tone of the book is generally critical of the management of the railroad industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lippincott (JB) Company

    East Washington Square
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19105
  • Authors:
    • Lyon, P
  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Pagination: 324 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM