TRAINS March 2007

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March 2007
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Description
Trains versus trucks: the decisive decade
In the 1950s, the trucking industry got the upper hand on the ralroading business and sent a stern message: Adapt or die
Jim Giblin

Cover story
Jake's World
Life in and around a downtown metropolitan railroad station is a place where reality mimics classic film noir
Benjamin B. Bachman

Map of the month: Whatever became of New York Central?
The fate of the jade green team - Cornelius Vanderbilt''s jewel - rests mostly with two coal roads from Virginia

Deccan Odyssey, India by deluxe train
A week spent on board a luxury train in India provides a window into a fascinating country and railroading as it is nowhere else on the planet
Jeffrey T. Schultz

Saturday night fever
The night CSX ran Amtrak''s Auto Train ran on time, from Sanford, Fla., to Lorton, Va.
Fred W. Frailey

Railroad Reading
A phone call and a confrontation are enough to make a Burlington Northern clerk change jobs in the late '70s
Charles W. Randolph

Gallery
Readers' photographs of the New Haven atop Poughkeepsie Bridge, a nighttime domecar ride, Canadian Pacific approaching a tunnel, and Chinese steam in silhouette
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