My Life With Trains: Memoir Of A Railroader by Jim McclellanMy Life With Trains: Memoir Of A Railroader by Jim Mcclellan

My Life With Trains: Memoir Of A Railroader

byJim Mcclellan

Hardcover | June 19, 2017

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Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry's titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of both Amtrak and Conrail and worked for the Norfolk Southern, the New York Central, US Railway Association, and the Federal Railroad Administration. My Life with Trains combines a world-class photographer's love of railroading with the insights of a government and railroad official. The book provides a short historical overview of the changes in the industry, recounts McClellan's experience at various railroads, and offers personal reflections on a lifetime of working with and chasing trains. Expertly detailed with over 250 stunning color photographs, My Life with Trains covers sixty years as observed by a legendary railroad strategist.

Jim McClellan was a veteran of the railroad industry.
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Title:My Life With Trains: Memoir Of A RailroaderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:June 19, 2017Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253024005

ISBN - 13:9780253024008

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I. Railroads: 19502014
1. The Northeast
2. The Southeast
3. The Midwest
4. The West
5. Canada
Part II. Railroader
6. Look Ahead, Look South
7. Road of the Century
8. Creating Amtrak
9. Working at Amtrak
10. The Creation of Conrail
11. Look South, Again
12. The Quest for Conrail
Reflections
Appendix
Index

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Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry's titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of both Amtrak and Conrail and worked for the Norfolk Southern, the New York Central, US Railway Association, and the Federal Railroad Administration. My Life with Trains combines a world-class photographer's love of railroading with the insights of a government and railroad official. The book provides a short historical overview of the changes in the industry, recounts McClellan's experience at various railroads, and offers personal reflections on a lifetime of working with and chasing trains. Expertly detailed with over 250 stunning color photographs, My Life with Trains covers sixty years as observed by a legendary railroad strategist.The shared experiences and observations of Jim McClellan from both a public and private sector perspective lend the reader an appreciation for the state of our interwoven freight and passenger systems. My Life with Trains capsulizes rail industry planning dynamics and the evolving accomplishments during an era of financial weakness to the emerging Renaissance.