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Titel: Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971
Autor/en: Craig Sanders
Autor/en: Craig Sanders
INDIANA UNIV PR
Juni 2003 - gebunden - 288 Seiten
The passenger train has long held a special place in the imagination ofAmericans, and Indiana was once a bustling passenger train crossroads. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838--1971 brings to life the countless locals, accommodation trains, and secondary expresses that Hoosiers patronized during theGolden Age of the passenger train. Craig Sanders gives us a comprehensive history ofintercity passenger service in Indiana, from the time railroads began to develop inthe state in the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations.Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discusses thefactors that shaped that railroad's passenger service -- such as prolonged financialdifficulties, competition, and the influence of a strong leader -- and concludeswith a detailed account of its passenger operations in Indiana. Sixteen maps, 87photographs, and other evocative illustrations supplement Sanders's text.
Preface1. Life and Times of the Passenger Train2. Monon3. Baltimore & Ohio4. Chesapeake & Ohio/Pere Marquette5. New York Central6. Pennsylvania7. Erie/Erie Lackawanna8. Nickel Plate9. Wabash10. Grand Trunk Western11. Chicago & Eastern Illinois12. Louisville & Nashville13. Illinois Central14. Milwaukee15. Southern16. Short-line RailroadsReferencesIndex
Craig Sanders teaches journalism and mass media communications at Cleveland State University. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University, an M.A. in political studies from Sangamon State University, and a B.A. in history and political science from Eastern Illinois University. His research has focused on the relationship between newspapers and attorneys, and the work of newspaper ombudsmen. He worked for 13 years as a newspaper reporter and copy editor. A lifelong railroad enthusiast, he has published articles in Trains magazine and The Observation Car, the Amtrak Historical Society magazine.
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