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The Improbable Leader

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the management style of Dick Davidson as Union Pacific Railroad president and chief executive officer. Everyone agreed that Davidson was the logical choice to succeed Mike Walsh ... More


The Bidding War

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the bidding war between Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad for the Santa Fe Railroad. By 1994 Dick Davidson had settled comfortably into his new job as ... More


The Nightmare

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0029
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Union Pacific Railroad's merger with Southern Pacific Railroad dissolved into a nightmare in which anything that could go wrong did go wrong. The arrival of Jerry Davis put ... More


The Right Stuff

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on some of the new officers at Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad. The new faces include Art Shoener, Robert ... More


The Road to Redemption

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Union Pacific Railroad's road to recovery and redemption. Houston, the most difficult and complex terminal in the nation, continued to plague operations. Every element of the ... More


The Lessons Relearned

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0033
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Union Pacific Railroad and other railroads reconfigured themselves to become a strong and thriving industry. Deregulation drove the railroad industry to look for every way ... More


The Lessons Learned

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0031
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Union Pacific Railroad learned its lessons from the events of 1997 and applied them to make the company better. The hiring of Ike Evans proved to be a wise decision. He was ... More


The Whirlwind

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the challenges faced by Mike Walsh as the chairman of Union Pacific Railroad, along with his management style. Nobody at the railroad knew what to expect from Walsh. He blew ... More


The Succession Scramble

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on candidates who might succeed John C. Kenefick as president of Union Pacific Railroad. Bill Cook's promotion to chief executive officer did not represent a major shift because ... More


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