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Author McClellan, Jim (James W.), 1939-2016, author

Title My life with trains : memoir of a railroader / Jim McClellan
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 321 pages)
Series Railroads past and present
Railroads past and present.
Contents The Northeast -- The Southeast -- The Midwest -- The West -- Canada -- Look ahead, look South -- Road of the century -- Creating Amtrak -- Working at Amtrak -- The creation of Conrail -- Look South, again -- The quest for Conrail
Summary "A vivid memoir" of a long career in the industry, packed with color photos (Classic Trains). Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry's 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
Notes Includes index
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Subject McClellan, Jim (James W.), 1939-2016.
Executives -- United States -- Biography.
Railroads -- Canada -- Management -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- Biography.
Railroads -- United States -- Employees -- Biography.
Railroads -- United States -- Management -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017001480
ISBN 0253024080 (electronic bk.)
9780253024084 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover)