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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 Sorting Out

The Sorting Out

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Union Pacific

Maury Klein

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the changes at Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Southern Pacific Railroad and its acquisition of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. The fall of 1995 proved to be one of the busiest and most fateful seasons in Union Pacific history. The merger with Southern Pacific required yet another mountain of paperwork and time expended in dealing with those who objected to it. Hearings commenced on the fate of the Interstate Commerce Commision and what would replace it. Union Pacific took a keen interest in the outcome because the Southern Pacific merger would be the first order of business for whatever entity resulted. The Union Pacific–Southern Pacific merger announcement sparked renewed debate over whether too much power was being concentrated in too few hands throughout the railroad industry.

Keywords:   merger, Union Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, acquisition, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Interstate Commerce Commission, railroad industry

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