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A.E. Perlman - WAS:Re: PC: PC in Trains
- Subject: A.E. Perlman - WAS:Re: PC: PC in Trains
- From: james.s.torgeson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 02:29:07 -0500
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Perlman was a railroader, Saunders was a "Philadelphia lawyer". The argument
can go on until the end of time, but while Perlman advanced the Central
(Flexi-Vans, RR research labs, marketing department, etc...), the
Pennsy (in pre-1968) under Saunders stayed it's anachronistic course.
Also, I believe that the board dismissed Perlman, Saunders, David Bevan, etc...
after the bankruptcy filing in June of 1970. Perlman went on to revitalize the
Western Pacific, while Saunders had nothing to do with railroading.
>Perlman fought Saunders and the Red Team tooth and nail. Perlman was successful
>in removing several Red Team top managers before Saunders convinced the board
>that Perlman was a nutcase and got him ousted on his arse.
>Perlman had a huge chip on his shoulder throughout PC because he felt his road
>was for all intents and purposes absorbed by the PRR. In most ways it was and
>certainly appeared that way. PC was headquatered at the Red Team's Philly
>offices and the Green Team's New York City offices were pretty much dismantled.
>Perlman refused to leave New York and spent a lot of time and effort
>undermining the Red Team's authority. I can't blame him for it, the NYC was a
>great road and the PRR management milked it to death in the early days of PC.
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