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Business Practices and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Transportation Industries: Trains and Trucks

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers were introduced into two transportation industries: railroad and trucking, describing also the use of computers in these. It discusses applications, how work ... More


The Industry

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/9780195369892.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the railroad industry in the United States in 1969. Many railroads were in the financial doldrums, and some had already fallen into a state of mergers and ... 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 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 Railway Labor Act

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The election of 1924 offered unions an opportunity to promote labor reform and marked the beginning of their final push to enact satisfactory reform legislation. The Railway Labor Act, signed into ... 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 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 Marketing Maze

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/9780195369892.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Union Pacific Railroad's marketing strategy in particular and that of the railroad industry in the United States in general. When railroads dominated overland transportation, ... 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 Fat Old Lady

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/9780195369892.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Union Pacific Railroad's proud heritage and strong bottomline in 1969. During the years after World War II, both Wall Street and the railroad industry regarded Union ... More


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 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 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 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 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


Rail Reform Strategies: The Australian Experience

Helen Owens

in Governance, Regulation, and Privatization in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386799
eISBN:
9780226386966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386966.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter evaluates the performance of the Australian railroad industry under various regimes. Alternative methods of dealing with railroads include downsizing by separation of activities, ... More


Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Peter H. Christensen (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a diverse set of twelve cutting-edge chapters that highlight the outsized importance of Buffalo, New York, within the story of American urbanism. The chapters consider the history of ... More


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