Railroaders Without Borders: A History Of The Railroad Development Corporation by H. Roger GrantRailroaders Without Borders: A History Of The Railroad Development Corporation by H. Roger Grant

Railroaders Without Borders: A History Of The Railroad Development Corporation

byH. Roger Grant

Hardcover | October 22, 2015

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For over 25 years, the creatively led Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) has rejuvenated a series of down-and-out and even defunct railroads. Launched in 1987 by Henry Posner III, this investment and management company has demonstrated that it is possible both to have a conscience and to earn a profit in today's railroad industry. With ventures on four continents, RDC has created an admirable record of long-term commitments, respect for local cultures, and protection of the public interest. H. Roger Grant presents a firsthand look at this unique business operation and its triumphs and disappointments.

H. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University. He is author of over 30 books, including The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road: Dreams of Linking North and South (IUP, 2014), Railroads and the American People (IUP, 2012), Iowa's Railroads: An Album (with Don L. Hofsommer) (IUP, 2009),...
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Title:Railroaders Without Borders: A History Of The Railroad Development CorporationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:October 22, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:025301798X

ISBN - 13:9780253017987

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Beginnings
2. Iowa Interstate: An RDC Triumph
3. Latin America: Philosophy of Foreign Investments
4. Africa and Europe: Malawi and Mozambique
5. New Involvements
Notes
Index

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"This is an important addition to our knowledge of railway restructurings worldwide, a process that continues, and in which RDC continues to play an important role." -The Lexington Quarterly