Amtrak in the Heartland

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Mai 2006



Provides a comprehensive illustrated history of Amtrak operations in America's 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.


1. The All-Time Transportation Comeback; 2. In the Shadows of Titans; 3. A Tale of Two Trains; 4. When Tradition and Politics Intervened; 5. The Hard Luck Floridian; 6. No Mo' Disappearing Railroad Blues; 7. The Eagle Has Survived; 8. The Epitome of Western Travel; 9. The Everywhere West Train; 10. Scenery and Social Responsibility; 11. The Almost Forgotten Corridor; 12. Michigan's Bootstrap Campaign; 13. An Uneasy Home in Indiana; 14. Agony and Ecstasy in the "Can't Lose" Corridors; 15. Prairie State Populists; 16. Front Doors and Back Shops


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."


"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
EAN: 9780253347053
ISBN: 025334705X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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