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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


Inspiration: The Two-Way Highway

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/9780520262478.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter talks about when the authors entered the one-time Western Pacific Railroad rail yard in Sacramento. It was October 20, 1995, thirteen years after they had first jumped on a train from ... 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 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


On Becoming a Hobo

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/9780520262478.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on how the authors reached a pact to document stories ignored by most others in the media—about the poor, workers, and outcasts. They started with a wino story, which ran with a ... 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 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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