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Re: PC: Another Penn Central Book.
- Subject: Re: PC: Another Penn Central Book.
- From: "Michael Worrell" <worrelmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 12:08:29 -0500
Thankfully, I've covered all my bases on the politico-economic stuff. Had to
plow through all of those books in writing a paper last semester on railroad
regulation. Wound up kicking the Railroad Competition Act of 2003 (i.e.
S.919) pretty hard, but at least the professor liked it. The one thing I
walked away with from those books was a desire to slap Saunders, punch
Perlman, and lay a beating on Bevan. I've got to get my own copies of all
of these books, which may or may not get expensive. And yes, I do enjoy the
business/political side of the whole mess, along with the business of
transportation by rail in general.
One of the most amusing things about the whole project was seeing a report
from the American Enterprise Institute handed down during the Ford
Adminstration. One of its authors was none other than John Snow. Hee hee.
Where have we heard _that_ name before?
Having said and read all that, I just wanted to see pictures! That's why I'm
kind of hoping that some latter-day Penn Central revival will lead to a
reprint of the Yanosey book, because I prefer buying new if I'm going to lay
out some significant dollars. Would that Harry Stegmaier would make "Penn
Central Passenger Consists" some day!
Keep the suggestions coming; I'm making a list of things to focus on in the
 And curse the name, memory, and career of Wright Patman, too.
 That's not something the historical society could arrange, is it?
"You think you know what I'm doing, so obviously you don't."---Aeon Flux
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Hipes" <sthipes -AT- hotmail.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: RE: PC: Another Penn Central Book.
> I think someone may have hinted that The "Fallen Colossus" is another take
> on the story of the Penn Central bankruptcy, in the same vein as "Wreck of
> the Penn Central" and "No Way to Run a Railroad." If you have even the
> slightest interest in the business and politcal side of Penn Central, all
> three are a must. Would also recommend Richard Saunders "Railroad Mergers
> and the Coming of Conrail". Good stuff if you are into the business
> workings of the railroads.
> Steve Hipes
> Columbus, Ohio
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