Visionary Railroader : Jervis Langdon Jr. and the Transportation Revolution
by H. Roger Grant


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Visionary 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Visionary 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780253352163
  • ISBN-10: 0253352169
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 258
  • Dimensions: 9.52 x 7.08 x 0.89 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds

Series: Railroads Past and Present

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Books > Transportation > Railroads - History

 
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