The Indiana Rail Road Company: America's New Regional Railroad by Christopher RundThe Indiana Rail Road Company: America's New Regional Railroad by Christopher Rund

The Indiana Rail Road Company: America's New Regional Railroad

byChristopher Rund, Fred W. Frailey, Eric Powell

Hardcover | November 28, 2011

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The Indiana Rail Road Company is a story of extraordinary success among the scores of independent short line and regional railroads spawned in the wake of railroad deregulation. Christopher Rund chronicles the development of the company from its origins as part of America's first land grant railroad, the Illinois Central, through the political and financial juggling required by entrepreneur Tom Hoback to purchase the line when it fell into disrepair. Reborn as a robust, profitable carrier, the INRD has become a model for the new American regional railroad. This revised edition, with a new foreword by acclaimed author Fred Frailey and four new chapters, brings readers up to date on Tom Hoback's amazing railroad adventure.

About The Author

Christopher Rund is a senior marketing communications writer and Assistant Vice President of Corporate Services and Public Relations for The Indiana Rail Road Company. Fred W. Frailey is author of Southern Pacific's Blue Streak Merchandise; Rolling Thunder; Zephyrs, Chiefs & Other Orphans; and Twilight of the Great Trains (IUP, 2010).E...

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Title:The Indiana Rail Road Company: America's New Regional RailroadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:November 28, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253356954

ISBN - 13:9780253356956

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Fred W. Frailey
1. The Rise and Rationalization of the Mainline of Mid-America
2. A Time to Build
3. The Postmodernist Empire Builder
4. Life along the Railroad
5. Trestles and Tunnels
6. Run It Like a Business
7. Growing Pains
8. Rebuilding a Relic
9. It's About Results
10. Hiawatha in Hoosierland
11. The Right Time - Fred W.Frailey
12. Change is Inevitable
13. November 17, 2009: A Day in the Life of The Indiana Rail Road Company - Fred W. Frailey
Appendix: Up and Down the Line

Editorial Reviews

"Simultaneously a history of U.S. railroad industry and the biography of Hoback, this is an engrossing cultural and economic overview of how the aching railroad industry can be re-aligned as a viable backbone of the U.S. economy." -Nuvo