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Description - Trains across the Continent, Second Edition by Rudolph L. Daniels

This title looks at North American railroading and topics such as the problematic freight-breakdown in the merger of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific. The author also the exlores implications of NAFTA, the breakup of Conrail and the electrification of the Northeast corridor, using maps, an appendix of basic facts such as track mileage and freight tonnage, and a detailed discussion of the diesel locomotive and railroad electrification.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253214119
ISBN-10: 0253214114
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rudolph L. Daniels

Rudolph Daniels is Assistant Dean and Department Chair of Railroad Operations Technology at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He was born in Trenton, N.J. and studied the oboe with some of the world's leading performers. He graduated from St. Francis College, Loretto, PA. He went on to Penn State University studying Russian/Soviet foreign policy, history, and Russian language and literature. He received his Ph.D. in 1971, and later developed his dissertation into a book: V. N. Tatishchev: Guardian of the Petrine Revolution. Daniels taught Russian studies at various colleges in Dubuque, Iowa before moving to W. Germany in 1974, where he taught English and French. Over the course of 22 years, he became Dept. Chair of History and Poli Sci and also taught woodwinds and music lit. classes. In 1996, he became Dept. Chair of the Behavioral Sciences at WITCC, where he began teaching courses in Railroad Operations Technology. Trains across the Continent was developed as a textbook for his classes at WITCC.