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|Topic:||Presentation||Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Item Length:||10in.||Item Width:||7in.|
|Item Weight:||24 Oz||Number of Pages:||208 Pages|
|The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Richard T. Wallis The first complete study of William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad. The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay is the story of an independent and creative 19th-century Indiana businessman, William Riley McKeen, and the railroad that he built based in Terre Haute--the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad. It is also the story of a small-town entrepreneur who held the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad at bay, refusing to sell out before he was ready to do so. Until now, the TH&I has been something of an enigma for historians of the Pennsylvania Railroad. They have often ignored or failed to understand the fact that the Terre Haute road remained independent for so long. Unlike similar relations with its other western lines--such as the Indiana Central and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago--the Pennsy's early courtship of the TH&I did not lead to the usual "smothering embrace," as author Wallis puts it. Instead, what he calls an "arm's length's partnership" endured between the two vastly different organizations. This volume is a long-overdue look at that partnership and the man who, against all odds, kept it in balance. Wallis has made a fascinating contribution to the railroad history of Indiana, to the story of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and to the history of Terre Haute and one of its most interesting businessmen. Richard T. Wallis, raised in a Pennsylvania Railroad family in New Jersey, studied history before embarking on a career in broadcasting. It was in Indiana that he rediscovered his railroad roots and was introduced to the distinctive differences of its Lines West heritage. Wallis is a member of the Indiana Historical Society and the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society. Railroads Past and Present series--George M. Smerk, editor June 2001 208 pages, 71 b&w photos, 11 figs., 7 x 10, bibl., index cloth 0-253-33872-7 $39.95 t / 30.50 Contents Introduction Prelude Executive Owner The Strike System Builder Ives The Crash Caretaker Postlude|
|Publisher||Indiana University Press|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||1773300|
|Product Key Features|
|Number of Pages||208 Pages|
|Item Weight||24 Oz|
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|Lc Classification Number||He2791.T282 2001|
|Grade from||College Graduate Beginner|
|Reviews||"The Vandalia Railroad was one of the three principal components of the Pennsylvania system, and its lines covered western Indiana and eastern and central Illinois. It operated lines to or terminals at Terre Haute, Logansport, Indianapolis and Vincennes, IN; Toledo, OH; St. Louis, MO; and Decatur and Peoria, IL, as well as St. Joseph, MI. Publication of this book fills an important gap in Midwestern rail history." --Richard Simons, co-author, Railroads of Indiana|
|Author||Richard T. Wallis|
|Table of Content||Preliminary Table of Contents: Introduction I. Prelude II. Executive III. Owner IV. The Strike V. System Builder VI. Ives VII. The Crash VIII. Caretaker IX. Postlude Afterword and Acknowledgments Primary Resources Notes Bibliography of Secondary Sources|
|Target Audience||Scholarly & Professional|
|Topic||Railroads / General, Railroads / History, General, United States / General|
|Series||Railroads Past and Present Ser.|
|Genre||Biography & Autobiography, Transportation, History|
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A friend told me about this book. He said it was a book I needed for my collection. He said it has a lot of good reading and he was correct. I found if very interesting and would recommend it to all Pennsylvania and NYC enthusiasts.
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Good addition to a ZpRR library
Great book to understand PRR Lines West
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