Conrail and Its Predecessors

Brian Solomon
Item #01309

From storied bankruptcies to unexpected profit, explore the fascinating history of Conrail in this new book from Brian Solomon.
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Conrail and Its Predecessors is a photographic and textual history of Conrail. Learn how Conrail's predecessor railroads became mired in financial troubles and how Conrail was formed, subsidized by the government, and became profitable within five years.

This book features:

  • Brief histories of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, and other Conrail forerunners.
  • The changing markets of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • The formation of Conrail in 1976.
  • Conrail's success in the 1980s.
  • Conrail and predecessor routes and maps.
  • And much more!
Author: Brian Solomon
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 208
Color photos: 275
Author Bio
Brian Solomon is an accomplished author with more than 60 titles to his credit, many of them covering international railway subjects. Since 1996, Brian has traveled extensively in Europe, much of it by rail. He divides his time between the U.S. and Ireland.
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