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

Maury Klein


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 modern times—fully up to date. The book follows the trajectory of an icon of the industrial age trying to negotiate its way in a post-railway world, plagued by setbacks such as labor disputes, aging infrastructure, government de-regulation, ill-fated mergers, and more. By 1969 the same company that a century earlier had triumphantly driven the golden spike into Promontory Summit—to immortalize the nati ... More

Keywords: history, Union Pacific Railroad, industrial age, labor disputes, infrastructure, de-regulation, railways, railroad, industry, America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369892
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maury Klein, author
Professor of History Emeritus, University of Rhode Island