Penn Central Bibliography

Here is a listing of books which discuss the rise and fall of the Penn Central. If you know of any more, please let me know.

AUTHOR:          Yanosey, Robert J.
TITLE:           Penn Central Power
PUBLISHED:       Edison, N.J: Morning Sun Books [1987]
NOTE:            The definitive book on the motive power of the Penn         
                 Central. 248 pages, includes B&W and color photos, roster.
ISBN:            0961905808
AUTHOR:          Pennisi, Bob
TITLE:           The Northeast Railroad Scene, Vol. 6: The Penn Central
PUBLISHED:       Flanders, NJ: Railroad Avenue Enterprises 
NOTE:            A softcover book with black-and-white photos of
                 Penn Central and its predecessors.
AUTHOR:          Daughen, Joseph R.
TITLE:           The wreck of the Penn Central
PUBLISHED:       Boston: Little, Brown [1971]
CALL NO.:        HE2791.P2755 D37
NOTE:            The fold organizational chart of Penn Central's
                 empire is absolutely Byzantine!
AUTHOR:          Sobel, Robert, 1931 Feb. 19-
TITLE:           The fallen colossus 
PUBLISHED:       New York : Weybright and Talley, c1977.
CALL NO.:        HE2791.P4326 S64
ISBN:            0679401385
AUTHOR:          Saunders, Richard.
TITLE:           The railroad mergers and the coming of Conrail 
PUBLISHED:       Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1978.
CALL NO.:        HE2757 1978 .S28
ISBN:            0313200491
AUTHOR:          Salsbury, Stephen.
TITLE:           No way to run a railroad : the untold story of the Penn
                  Central crisis
PUBLISHED:       New York : McGraw-Hill, c1982.
CALL NO.:        HE2791.P4326 S24
ISBN:            0070544832
AUTHOR:          Crane, L. Stanley.
TITLE:           Rise from the wreckage : a brief history of Conrail 
PUBLISHED:       New York : Newcomen Society of the United States, 1988.
CALL NO.:        HE 2791 .C8994 C77 1988      
NOTE:            This is the transcript of a speech about the rags to
                 riches fortunes of Conrail.  It was written by the
                 man who pretty much engineered Conrail's recovery.
AUTHOR:          Borntrager, Karl A.
TITLE:           Keeping the railroads running; fifty years on the
                 New York Central, an autobiography, and a review 
                 of the railroad crisis today
COLLATION:       256 p. 21 cm.
PUBLISHED:       New York, Hastings House [1974]
LCCN:            74-11392
ISBN:            0803839413
AUTHOR:          Carper, Robert S.
TITLE:           America's New Railroads
PUBLISHER:       A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc, 1980
CALL NUMBER:     HE 2751.c27 385'.@973
COLLATION:       63 pages
ISBN:            0-498-02179-1
NOTE:            A pictorial history of the attempts to revitalize 
                 American Railroading. Chapter #1: The Decline and fall of
                 Penn Central.
AUTHOR:          Trostel, Scott D.
TITLE:           Bradford the Railroad Town
PUBLISHED:       Fletcher, Ohio: Cam-Tech Publishing
CARD NO.:        87-70137
NOTE:            This book tells the story of Bradford, Ohio from its 
                 begining in the 19th Century until the day the tracks were
                 pulled up in 1985.  Since Bradford was a "one industry 
                 town," the book is the story of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
                 its predecessors and successors, and its effect on the 
                 town.  The book contains many illustrations including maps
                 and photographs.  A special feature are two large fold-
                 outs that depict the yard in three stages of its existence.
AUTHOR:          Reid, Robert H.
TITLE:           Penn Central System Bi-Annual
PUBLISHED:       PC Railroader magazine
COLLATION:       191 p.
NOTE:            The book has nine "chapters" dealing with things such as 
                 "The Past," "New Haven in Transition," "Along the Trail of
                 Mohawks," and "Conway Yard."  The "Motive Power Roster" 
                 includes pictures.  The last entry in the book is "Official
                 Merger Renumbering Plan."
TITLE:           Riding the Pennsy to Ruin
PUBLISHED:       Wall Street Journal
NOTE:            It's a small paperback but has interesting information.
AUTHOR:          Taylor, Jerry
TITLE:           A Sampling of the Penn Central
PUBLISHED:       1973 edition published privately
                 2000 edition by Indiana University Press
COLLATION:       448 pages (2000 edition)
NOTE:            This book extensively covers the PC's Southern Region.
                 Only a few hundred copies of the original version of the
                 book were published. Indiana University Press is releasing
                 an updated version of the book in June 2000, with a new
                 introduction by the original author.
AUTHOR:          Panettiere, Tom 
TITLE:           Metro-North's Hudson Line: Poughkeepsie to Oscawana
PUBLISHED:       2004, Depot Square Publishing
COLLATION:       144 pages
NOTE:            This book depicts the Hudson Line between Poughkeepsie
                 and Oscawana, which includes some of the most spectacular
                 scenery in the Hudson River Valley. Includes Penn Central



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