My Life With Trains: Memoir Of A Railroader

Hardcover | May 29, 2017

byJim Mcclellan

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Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan is one of the railroad industry's last living 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.

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Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan is one of the railroad industry's last living 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 Rai...

Jim McClellan is a veteran of the railroad industry.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 29, 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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"Jim McClellan is one of the most widely known and respected railroaders of my generation and few have had more direct involvement in the major reorganization of the industry. McClellan's personal observations will be extremely useful for anyone who wonders how and why the railroad industry has made such a complete turnaround in the past 30-40 years. This book is an excellent read and a valuable research tool." -Tom Hoback, retired Founder and CEO, Indiana Rail Road