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Re: A.E. Perlman - WAS:Re: PC: PC in Trains

I agree. That's all you heard about, the in-house fighting going on during
the whole thing. But, nothing much has changed. The nations railroads are
still gobbling up others and the top managers from one or the other finds
another place to go...The mess that CSX and NS has made of CR is living
proof. I'm sure they will eventually come out of it, but I see the bonehead
problems on a daily basis dealing with them all. They should have "Let
Conrail be Conrail"...

-----Original Message-----
From: james.s.torgeson -AT- delphiauto.com <james.s.torgeson@delphiauto.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Thursday, December 02, 1999 2:28 AM
Subject: A.E. Perlman - WAS:Re: PC: PC in Trains

>Perlman was a railroader, Saunders was a "Philadelphia lawyer". The
>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,
>after the bankruptcy filing in June of 1970. Perlman went on to revitalize
>Western Pacific, while Saunders had nothing to do with railroading.
>>Perlman fought Saunders and the Red Team tooth and nail. Perlman was
>>in removing several Red Team top managers before Saunders convinced the
>>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
>>was for all intents and purposes absorbed by the PRR. In most ways it was
>>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
>>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

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