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The Godfather

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/9780195369892.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the changes implemented by John C. Kenefick at Union Pacific Railroad as its new president. Learning who actually did what became Kenefick's first and most annoying task as ... More


The Return of Humpty Dumpty

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/9780195369892.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Union Pacific Railroad's evaluation of opportunities for mergers and acquisitions as part of its new strategy under president John C. Kenefick. Ben Biaggin proposed a merger ... More


The Studies

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/9780195369892.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on studies initiated by John C. Kenefick and C. Barry Schaefer to evaluate Union Pacific Railroad's performance. The first study confirmed Schaefer's belief that the railroad had ... More


The Year of Decisions

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/9780195369892.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes 1979 as the year of decisions for Union Pacific Railroad. In July 1979 Andras R. Petery of Morgan Stanley conducted an in-depth analysis of Union Pacific and liked what he saw. ... 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


The Shifting Landscape

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/9780195369892.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the shifting landscape at Union Pacific Railroad under new president, John C. Kenefick, and in the railroad industry more generally during the 1970s. Kenefick began to change ... More


The New Partners

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/9780195369892.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... 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


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