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Union PacificThe Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present$
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Maury Klein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195369892

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001

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Union Pacific

Maury Klein

Oxford University Press

This book traces the history of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1969 to the present. It explores how Union Pacific remained a prosperous company despite the emergence of newer forms of transportation—the automobile, truck, airplane—and the steady decline of railroads. Unlike other landmark companies in many industries that disappeared as their time passed, Union Pacific not only endured but increased in size and strength through mergers. This book examines how the company was able to reconfigure itself in an age of rapid change without losing touch with its roots.

Keywords:   history, Union Pacific Railroad, transportation, automobile, truck, airplane, railroads, mergers

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