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

Maury Klein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Volumes I and II of this history of the Union Pacific Railroad covered the years 1863–1969. This volume brings the story of the Union Pacific—the oldest, largest, and most successful railroad of ... 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 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 Celebration

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/9780195369892.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This prologue recounts the merger of the Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad on May 10, 1869, a historic union that would allow Americans to travel from one end of the continent to ... 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 Changing of the Guard

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/9780195369892.003.0028
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the changing of the guard at Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Southern Pacific Railroad. The first major piece of business for the new Surface Transportation ... More


The Operation

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/9780195369892.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the operation of Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad. No railroad in America traversed a more varied or ... More


Introduction

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/9780195369892.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


The Unstable Chessboard

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/9780195369892.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Union Pacific Railroad's merger strategy, with particular reference to transcontinental mergers. The vision of a transcontinental railroad has floated through railroad history ... More


The Shaking Out

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/9780195369892.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of the merger between Burlington Northern Railroad and Santa Fe Railroad. The merger triggered yet another shaking out of the railroad industry that ultimately boiled ... More


The Next Railroad

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/9780195369892.003.0034
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue focuses on the remarkable turnaround of Union Pacific Railroad, the next railroad. So far Union Pacific has thrived under its new management. From 2005 onward service improved steadily ... More


The Corporate Relationship

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/9780195369892.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the changes in Union Pacific Railroad's corporate relationship during the 1970s. The worlds of the corporate boardroom and the railroad's management were each insular in its ... More


The Coming Together

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/9780195369892.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Union Pacific Railroad's merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad came together. The merger of two major railroads is a complex task because it ... More


The Empire

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/9780195369892.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Union Pacific Railroad's transformation into a business empire in the railroad industry in the United States after a sweeping reorganization. By 1990 no one could doubt that ... 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


Reinduction

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Western Pacific Railroad no longer exists. Years before, it had been taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad. The engine repair shops had been torn down. Only the mainline track and a few ... 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 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 New Approach

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/9780195369892.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Union Pacific Railroad's reorganization in the early 1970s under the leadership of Frank E. Barnett. In 1972 Union Pacific and several other railroads responded to the threat ... More


The Sorting Out

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/9780195369892.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


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