Amtrak in the Heartland
By (author) Craig Sanders
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Amtrak in the Heartland by Craig Sanders
Book Description"Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research...his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." -Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland's Van Sweringen Brothers A complete history of Amtrak operations in the heartland, this volume describes conditions that led to the passage of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970-71, and the major factors that have influenced Amtrak operations since its inception. More than 140 photographs and 3 maps bring to life the story as told by Sanders. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans' long-standing fascination with passenger trains. When it began in 1971, many expected Amtrak to last about three years before going out of existence for lack of business, but the public's continuing support of funding for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger train to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253347053
(7128mm x 5499mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 11-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Craig Sanders
Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971, Hardback (June 2003)» View all books by Craig Sanders
A comprehensive history of intercity passenger service in Indiana, from the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations in the state. Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discussing the factors that shaped that railroad's service.
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Author Biography - Craig Sanders
Craig Sanders teaches journalism and mass media communications at Cleveland State University. A lifelong railroad enthusiast, Sanders has published articles in Trains magazine, The Observation Car, and the Amtrak Historical Society magazine. His books include Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971 (IUP, 2003). He lives in University Heights, Ohio.
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