Jervis Langdon Jr. and the Transportation Revolution
By (author) H. Roger Grant
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Visionary Railroader by H. Roger Grant
Book DescriptionVisionary Railroader chronicles the life of a key figure in the history of rail travel in the United States. As president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Jervis Langdon Jr. had the opportunity to put progressive concepts into practice. In 1964, Langdon took charge of the Rock Island, and by the time he left in 1970, he had spearheaded major improvements for this struggling carrier. The same year, he became lead trustee for the bankrupt Penn Central and three years later assumed the presidency. From his role in passing the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to his work on creating the quasi-public Conrail, Visionary Railroader examines the impact of Langdon's active life with clear text, unique representations of media of the day, and select family photos.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253352163
(5983mm x 3971mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - H. Roger Grant
H. Roger Grant, Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University, is author of 24 books, most of them on railroad history. He has written company histories of the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Erie Lackawanna, the Georgia & Florida, and the Wabash railroads. He lives in Central, South Carolina.
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