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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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The New Partners

The New Partners

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Union Pacific

Maury Klein

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on Union Pacific Railroad's merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad. The merger of the three railroads marked a milestone in John C. Kenefick's career and opened a new era in Union Pacific's history, one that ended its historic role as a bridge carrier. Even while undergoing the long and tedious process of getting the merger approved, Kenefick began planning how best to put the two systems together. Meanwhile, C. Barry Schaefer created a team of four to oversee the merger process: himself, Paul Conley, Charley Eisele, and Tom Watts. By the time the Interstate Commerce Commission granted approval, it had long since sanctioned the other proposed major mergers in the railroad industry, including Burlington Northern Railroad's acquisition of the Frisco and the union of the Chessie and Seaboard systems into CSX.

Keywords:   mergers, Union Pacific Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad, John C. Kenefick, C. Barry Schaefer, Interstate Commerce Commission, railroad industry, railroads

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